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    📝 Travelling case
    16 days ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Lieutenant)
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    After the initial outing with "Nelson ", I have decided to make a case for transportation to and from the lake. Too many small part's to get damaged. Pretty basic made from whatever scraps I had, but it works. Can always upgrade if needed at a later date.

    💬 Re: Travelling case
    16 days ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    My word, you have made your case strong enough to withstand an army of school kids ! I hope you are able to lift it. 😉
    💬 Re: Travelling case
    16 days ago by 🇬🇧 neilw ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Am planning to do the same for the BYMS, especially after seeing your pics
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    📝 1st outing
    19 days ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Lieutenant)
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    Quick sail at the lake with the club meeting today. Initial trial was ok, need a bit more ballast towards the bow as she was sitting a tad heavy aft. Didn't want to venture too far out in case of any mishaps, stability as a whole is good and steering as well. A bit of tweaking to be done and then another "sea" trial with more photos and video to follow.

    💬 Re: 1st outing
    19 days ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Chris.
    All the hard work has paid off.
    Just the trimming to sort and she will be fine 👍👍.
    Are you able to move any stern ballast forward rather than add more?
    Regard
    Bill.
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    💬 Re: 1st outing
    19 days ago by 🇺🇸 BW3 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looking good can hardly wait to see her trimmed out and under way…Thank You for posting your build .
    BillG.
    💬 Re: 1st outing
    19 days ago by 🇨🇦 RodC ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    At least your props weren't cavitating !
    📝 1st outing
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Lieutenant)
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    Well, it was only a very short journey of about 4"in either direction and a turn to port then starboard but it works 👍. "Rough weather "encountered when the test tank was topped up via the watering can, but stability was good. Real test will be when I go to the club, hopefully this coming weekend. Thanks to everyone for their advice and encouragement. Happy with the outcome but always room for improvement 😀

    💬 Re: 1st outing
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looks good, can we have pictures of her on the lake please
    💬 Re: 1st outing
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Chris.
    Well done.
    Looking forward to the big day.
    Regards
    Bill.
    📝 Thanks Doug
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Lieutenant)
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    Cheers buddy, wish it was only 2 months, actually started around Christmas but couldn't get my act together. Really got into it in April after what I still believe to be a misdiagnosis from the hospital and DVLA revoked my licence prevents me from working currently so decided amongst other things to start on Nelson and bite the bullet so to speak.
    Hopefully back to work soon 😊

    📝 Thanks
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Roger and Bill for your comments and everyone's likes. To date it's seemed a long and at times perplexing build. In my day's of youth when making plastic kit's, it always seemed to be that there was the correct amount of parts or occasionally not. With this build it appears that although I've gone through the build in my usual fashion of marking off all parts used and sections completed, I still have excess parts unaccounted for as well as a boat missing. Clearly shown in the build and the finished model on the box. Nowhere to be found, gone awol😂. I'm sure that there's probably a lot more I could add to, but for now I'm happy with what I've accomplished and can move on to finishing off other projects.

    📝 The end is in sight?
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Lieutenant)
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    A little bit more this afternoon, finally taking shape. Still got the railings to spray and fit, hopefully will get to have a trial manoeuvre in the test tank this weekend and if all is good in the world 🌎, she'll make her maiden voyage early September at the club.

    💬 Re: The end is in sight?
    1 month ago by 🇺🇸 BW3 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She is looking awesome, 👍 and very inspiring for me to start my own kit but current situation does not allow me the pleasure of such a long term detailed project. I have foolishly started my first semi scratch build and already have had to many distractions. I will soon start the build blog , but for now am very much excited to see you fine efforts having a great first sea trial and many happy smooth outs after … Again Thank You
    BillG.
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    💬 Re: The end is in sight?
    1 month ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    A fine job Doogle👍
    A majestic masterpiece.
    And in only two months or so!😮
    Looking forward to her trials.
    KUTGW,
    Doug😎
    💬 Re: The end is in sight?
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Chris.
    Looking really good.
    Can’t wait for video of the maiden cruise showing her flying the flag of British Naval power.
    Regards
    Bill.
    💬 Re: The end is in sight?
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looks brilliant you’ve done a great job, I’m primarily into sail but appreciate the Tim effort and skill to produce a model like this👍
    📝 Smoke and mirrors
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Lieutenant)
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    After a time consuming hunt around the house and asking the neighbours, I finally found some flexible pipe to fit the smoke unit and link to the funnel. Unfortunately, due to the lack of room internally, I might have to forgoe my idea of having the turrets on a servo. The smoke unit is quite large both in height and width so has been located forward of the motors. Flexible tube is fixed to the funnel via two circular magnets with holes in them to allow the smoke through, plus it makes it easier for access as the tube will be able to disconnect. Initial trial is good, will have a ponder tonight on how to fit the rest of the rc in and if I can work a way of getting the turrets to move.
    Have a good evening fellow shipmates 😀

    💬 Re: Smoke and mirrors
    1 month ago by 🇺🇸 BW3 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Enjoying your posts and hope that things are progressing easy…looking forward to more of this great build , Thank You …..
    Bill G.
    💬 Re: Smoke and mirrors
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Chris.
    Good to see steam up 👍.
    I know the feeling re lack of space so good luck trying to get it all in.
    Look forward to ghd next installment.
    Bill
    📝 Thanks for the
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Bill and Ron for your comments 👍 😀

    📝 Initial deck colour
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Lieutenant)
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    It's seems to have been a long build since I started before Christmas, but there's light at the end of proverbial tunnel so to speak.
    Laid down an initial base coat on the deck today. First impressions are pleasing, I'll see what the dry version looks like in the morning

    💬 Re: Initial deck colour
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Chris.
    Looking really good.
    All your hard work is paying off.
    Regards
    Bill
    💬 Re: Initial deck colour
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 RonBMK2 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She is going to be a very nice ship when your done mate, brilliant job!
    📝 And relax?
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Lieutenant)
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    Well managed to get a bit of me time ⏲️ today, all family and relatives have returned to their respective abodes. Gave the smoke unit a dry test, all good, now to make some adjustments to fit into Nelson. A little bit more on the deck, made a school boy error with being over enthusiastic on initial playing of paint and forgetting that there would be more fixtures and fittings. Hey ho, could be worse. Getting frustrated with TRUMPETÈER instructions and the fact that there's a few phantom parts which suddenly appeared in the construction plans or simply don't exist. Plus why do they keep leaving parts out at an early stage of construction when you've already placed half of the same parts. Easy to be confused. Com but the end is in sight.

    💬 Re: And relax?
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Well done you for having the patience to deal with all the detail on this boat. Looks good to me ! 😉
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    💬 Re: And relax?
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Lieutenant)
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    Cheers Bill, I've got an idea of using a carcass of a marker pen as a sleeve over the top of the smoker into the funnel and hopefully contain any condensation from running back into the hold 😀. Maybe if I get chance today.
    💬 Re: And relax?
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Chris.
    Coming along very nicely now.
    Looking forward to seeing how you fit the smoke generator.
    Without wishing to teach granny etc etc..take care any excess condensate dosn’t run back down the funnel on any delicate electronics.
    Great build so far.
    Regards
    Bill.
    💬 Re: And relax?
    1 month ago by 🇺🇸 ToraDog ( Commander)
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    That looks so nice.
    It is weird, to me, to see quad 40mm Bofors mounts on Allied ships, but then Richelieu mounted a slew of them as well after her overhaul.
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