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    Ian, Enjoyed the photos and videos, thanks. ๐Ÿ‘ Joe ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    That's right Nerys, It's my preferred glue, better than a lot of the expensive brand names, the only other 2pack epoxy glue that works as well is industrial araldite. It is great for glazing port holes, I lay the port hole frames on stretched cling film and dribble the mixed glue into the opening and leave it to set, lift off from the film and I have perfectly clear glazed port holes. Works well with brass, plastic, white metal and wood. Cheers Colin.
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    Model Boat building 1905 style
    Alice saw a book on Amazon and as I didn't have it, ordered it. It was called 'Model Boat Building' After a month, it arrived from the US of A and turned out to be a reprint of a book originally published in 1905. Very interesting. Details of building a cutter. Straight stem, counter stern, cod's head and mackerel tail. Gaff rigged, gaff topsail standing rigging set up with deadeyes. Typical of the period. How to build alternatives, bread and butter, planking on frames and, something different, built with plates of soldered tin sheet. Obviously there was no RC, so instructions on how to rig a boat so that she would sail well downwind and reaching and again for beating to windward. Rudder is set by fitting tiller into a rack. Another thing they say to do is to strengthen the stem with a piece of sheet brass wrapped around the stem and stretching an inch or so each side. Just in case you hit anything!. Also 'how to build a transatlantic liner', again tin plate construction, clipper bow and counter stern. Not only that, but how to build a steam engine and boiler for her. Another chapter on how to build a vertical engine for a steam launch. In this they suggest that every piece is made in wood , then passed over to an engineering firm to have all the pieces cast and returned to you for putting together. All together an excellent ยฃ10 worth, really good read, little practical use. but, thank you Alice. Nerys
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    34.5" crash tender brushless motor set up
    Hi Laurie, I refurbished a 34โ€ Crash Tender last year. You can find details of what I did if you search the blogs here for โ€˜ 34โ€ Crash Tender refitโ€™. I replaced the original diesel with a Turnigy D3536/6 outrunner. It is powered with a 3S LiPo and fitted with a 30mm prop. It is fast, and planes easily. Graham93
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    1970 Super Ariston
    You have done a fantastic job, You should post this in your Harbour with more information about her. Martin555.
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    First steam boat
    I was sent the steam plant by one on our members.It is a freelance steam launch as I lengthened the boat to fit the boiler and engine.The steam boiler and engine are the Maxwell Hemmens Canton plant.It has been run on water and held 30 psi for allmost 20 min. Rick
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    Just started a Refit Blog on HMS Repulse. Following a phone call from a distant friend I have acquired the above for a song price and will be undertaking a total and 100% refit. Tremendous amount of work to do In every area. Repulse will be in dry dock for the foreseeable future with work in hand. Keep you posted. Bill.
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    Here is my newly finished "Orca" scratch built from the plans by Pat Tritle. she is 1:14 scale and about 35 inches length. First run out today and she went perfectly. The only thing I needed to do was add a little ballast in the stern as she was sitting slightly nose down at top speed, thats now been rectified. I will add more photos and perhaps a video next time out. But I am very pleased with how she's turned out, a definate keeper!
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    These three show the lever in each position from the base top lower and center .Center is full stop,top is full foreword and bottom is full reverse and notches in between for slower speeds Rick
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