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    SURFACE DRIVE EXPERIMENT
    Looking Foward to Seeing the Developments on this, JB. Uncharted Territory for Me ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Trev
    23 minutes ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Tug Lady Laura
    Sorry Derek. No Help Hereโ˜น๏ธ Sounds like a nice Build. Trev
    36 minutes ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Cheddar Puffin Paddle engine
    I have sent you a pm...
    12 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Nickthesteam ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    For sale 1/12 scale model of Trent Class Lifeboat George and Mary Webb
    Shucks๐Ÿค” Colin, I hope we haven't put him off with our banter๐Ÿค” As a newby Sebastian probably won't know that we three know each other (electronically) for years. All your fault for setting us off JB! ๐Ÿคž for you Colin. Bon chance mon ami, Doug
    23 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    COUPLINGS
    I have used this type of coupling on many of my models both brushed and brushless and agree they work well. You may need a lathe to make the metal coupling or you can use the commercial brass type with silicon fuel tubing. I have drilled a small hole through the coupling and used a brass pin to stop the tube from slipping but this is probably only necessary in very fast racing craft which I don't sail. I agree with JB if you have vibration it is probably caused by misalignment/badly fitting bushes/bent prop shaft/worn bearings or unbalanced prop. dave976
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง dave976 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    1/12 Tid Tug (Scratch build)
    Hi guys!, Bit of an (overdue!) update... CABIN: So i made the cabin, which i remade as I wasnt happy with first attempt, the new version much better, next step is to add a door which will be able to be opened/closed, eventually I will add detailed interior with lighting, for now im just working on the hinges! BULWARK SUPPORTS/RAIL Finally completed all the bulwark supports, Ive also added a rail (pics to follow). REAR HATCH/COVER/BENCH The rear hatch cover is the access point for the rudder controls. I made the hatch & cover using ply & for the bench I used some planking, I decided to make the bench in 3 separate pieces to allow it to be removed with ease for access to hatch. I just need to finish trimming the bench & give a good sanding! PORT HOLES These port holes will be used on the front cabin & were made using a rubber grommet which I sliced in half then fixed a copper washer to the topside, i just need to add some clear perspex for the glass. Ive also made the Freeports for the deck along with the rope/anchor holes etc, pics to follow.
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Tizdaz ( Master Seaman)
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    Lead acid to lipo
    I will make it to the best of my ability. I will make parts a few times until right, it tends to hold me up sometimes. I'm not a perfectionist by any means but I have to satisfy myself at least. im certainly not a rivet counter. I must say though I do stand in awe at some of the creations made by our fellow modellers.if I can be half as talented I'd be happy. I served my apprenticeship in the Sheffield steel industry and qualified as a master patternmaker. Using mahogany.pine jelutong, metal and fiber glassed resin for patterns and models.mind that was a few years ago now. Thanks for your help once more, regards Rogal.
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Warrant Officer)
    RC & Electrics
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    Fresh or Salt....
    I treat salt water runs a bit more aggressively than water but really both should be the same detail. I typically pull the drive shaft and hose it out with fresh water, same with rudder shaft and regrease with marine grade. The rest gets a fresh water rinse and a dry. Pretty much all that needs to be done with my sailies and scalies when they hit salt water.
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Fodigo ( Able Seaman)
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    Internationales Schiffsmodellschaufahren in Vaduz - Fรผrstentum Liechtenstein
    Thinks!!๐Ÿค• A96 Munich to Lindau, Quick zap through Austria on the A14 to the Swiss border near Mรคder, Cross the Rhine onto the A13, Follow the A13 south along the Swiss side of the Rhine , Cross the Rhine at Vaduz onto Zollstrasse. Follow signs to Vaduz centre, Freibad Mรผhleholz is on the north side of Vaduz, left off the Landstrasse 28. Around 2 1/2 hours with reasonable traffic! Hmmm๐Ÿ˜‰ Worth a thunk๐Ÿค• ๐Ÿ˜Ž https://www.google.com/maps/place/Swimming+M%C3%BChleholz+Schaan+-+Vaduz/@47.152603,9.5059405,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipMFvnEsdFHO3bMl4PssI2q7fPuwq9EyBYcNKyR9!2e10!3e12!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipMFvnEsdFHO3bMl4PssI2q7fPuwq9EyBYcNKyR9%3Dw203-h114-k-no!7i5312!8i2988!4m5!3m4!1s0x479b310b5448fd17:0x4b2459d34c5d6605!8m2!3d47.1526112!4d9.5062273?hl=en
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Sea Trials going GREAT
    She looks good, Ron. Good job Saling and Filming!! Trev
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Edina Model Yacht Club - Lighthouse Night 2
    6PM to dark In conjunction with the Fall into Arts Festival Come see all the model boats decked out with lights!
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thames Sailing Barges
    Hi Bob, It's very much a question of what sort of daggerboard you intend using, there's no hard and fast rule, just make the box to suit the daggerboard. On a 30" barge, I have used the bulb and fin from a ready to run model yacht and it worked fine. I have also used a strip of 1/4" brass which needed a heftier box than the bulb and fin. Mastman make firbreglass mouldings for a keel, but only for 42" barges. This you fill with lead shot and resin to the required weight. They are bolted on through a strengthening piece inside the hull and can thus be removed for travel or display. These are the most popular answer. Position of the keel or daggerboard. Just abaft the mast, inside the main hatch so that you can get to it. If you are technically minded you will probably want to work out the CLR and the Cof E. I'm not and just put it where it looks right. As like the bargebuilders of old, I work on the adage, that if it looks right, it probably is. All my barges sail alright. Cheers, Nerys
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Saw this when stopping for gas
    Perhaps his name was Chris, Ron ๐Ÿ˜‰ (ie Chris's craft)๐Ÿ˜ Rare sighting, usually those boats are only seen at shows these days, ( from what I've seen.) I was looking at a boat show on YT (might have been your neck of the woods) where there were all sorts of amazing restored boats like that one, - fins galore, as well as wooden boats. We had a lot of interesting glass boats here years ago, but most have ended up in the tip. The odd one pops up now and again from a 'barn find'. There is a 70s glass 18 footer I saw for sale for $1100 on a trailer, on my way to the pond the other day, (a lot later style, which would make a nice restoration project (if only I had room for one more LOL.) 10 yrs ago,- maybe. Even these are getting rare now, and very few people building their own any more from plans like they used to. JB
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    7 days ago
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    36 inch Thames Police Launch.
    Evening folks, I have done a few hours today, the modified 5mm ply keel has been made and the shaft threaded. The photos show the basic layout,(see drawing earlier in the thread). I can now finalise the position of the outer bearing bracket and crack on making that. I aim to make a brass lower bearing for the rudder from the length of 3/8" square brass shown in the photo, I will machine the width to 5/16" then run a 5mm slot up the center of the bar so there will be a decent length running forward to reinforce the rather narrow ply. The shaft support/bearing will be silver soldered to the brass keel reinforcement and with luck I will end up with a nice strong structure. Once I have finished the cylinder boring job that is occupying the mill I will set to with the keel piece and shaft support. I hope the above notes are understandable, all will be revealed soon..
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Nickthesteam ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    1930"s Pond sail boat
    Thank You. Dave
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ firefite ( Able Seaman)
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    Sea trials next week
    Very nice profile photo! I too am looking forward to your trials....
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Black Shoe ( Warrant Officer)
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    9 days ago
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    The Numbers game for props.
    Thank's Bill just looking around. Martin555.
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    22 days ago
    by garyp
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    9 days ago
    by Martin555
    Underwater decoration
    Hi I agree a nice brass prop sets off a model. You have to make sure the sort the prototype model has as there are so many. Prop Shop now taken over by Protean say they have 1000 designs and sizes. I went and did a count up of my spare props a third of them are brass and more than a few paired contra rotating ones. I categorize at or below 40mm as small of which there were 85 and large up to 60mm 60 odd then there are about 20 boats so rarely short of a prop. I do use them for testing the right prop to motor configuration for a new model. So not just sitting there. regards Roy
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv ( Warrant Officer)
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    Fire Tender
    Anyone have plans on the Agincourt HMS Royal Navy ship? It and Drenthe Dutch ship were in navel maneuvers in 65 NATO exercise with USN DE1040 Garcia. Building a large Garcia about 3 1/2 ft long. Would like to do all three like a pic I have
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Recruit)
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    by Nerys
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    10 days ago
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    portbalne video
    thanks for you reply yes have to agree with you, as my earlier post the knocking is sortable but the whining is i think the esc, which i don't think i can do anything about!. although i may sound proof the removeable hatch etc as it does cause a bit of echo and amplification like a guitar sound box. may quiet things down a bit. it worked on my Brave Borderer, to some extent.
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Supertanker models...
    I would stay away from using foam for a large hull. It is going to need that much more wait to get it to still deep enough in the water. Super Tanker hulls are just ig boxes with stubby bows and sterns tacked on. Realy not hard to do a stand off hull. Use you imagination, glue and some plywood. Good Luck
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Lieutenant)
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    Graupner 638 lamps also called caged bulbs
    Thanks Doug. I'll check those settings. If my CCD's become OCD, I'll be SOL. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ (Sorry for the hijack Len.)
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Black Shoe ( Warrant Officer)
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    For Sale
    Do you know if itโ€™s for sale
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง George89 ( Recruit)
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    MODEL FRAMING JIG
    Another crossbar clamping option. I tried grinding the sides of the anvils and webs off the tops of the small G clamps to see if they could be utilised in the slots, and now they are a bit easier to use. Handy if you can't find the small vice grips. The small G clamps are probably more common. JB
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Supertanker models
    Does anyone have a model R/C supertanker. I find these ships fascinating due to there sheer size. Guess would be an easy build due to the hollow hull but very impressive.
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง garyp ( Able Seaman)
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    In Ottawa Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
    I checked them out, but much of what they do now is static models.
    17 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    The BIG St.Albans Model Show
    Iโ€™m looking forward to this years show. I will displaying my 1/4 size Victory which will be the first time itโ€™s been seen in Hertfordshire. Come and say hello.
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    18 days ago
    by robbob
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    18 days ago
    by BillD203
    Brass or plastic
    The brass props are "pretty" if that is your concern, OK. I build scale boats so scale look is important. Brass props are expensive so I 3D print my own using ABS, the last one having five blades (modern style). Very cheap and they last!
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Able Seaman)
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    Loading photos
    Thanks for sorting it Stephen. JB
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    by Brightwork
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    by jbkiwi
    motor for vosper mtb 1/35 scale
    This is my 27" all wood perkasa running on a single screw.. The motor is a 2822 1250kv outrunner with a 60a esc. The prop im using is a x 40
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TerryH ( Recruit)
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    21 days ago
    by bladeraider21
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