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    Thank you Nerys that means a lot. Rick
    49 minutes ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Hi Red , I think they must have been paying some daft money to get people to take part in these films ,I had been going to say act but that wouldn't be technically correctπŸ˜‚, yes Stingray etc. Very dated now but brought back fond memories . Cheers MarkyπŸ‘
    7 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Captain)
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    Re - as regards price - 3mm x 100mm x 1m sheets vary from R 40 to R80 per sheet for example Just paid 89.6 Rand ($8 NZ) for the same sheet here Peter from the art store,- usually between $5-$8 a sheet depending where you shop. Gets expensive building models, almost better off building a real boat if you scaled the price!, as everything you buy for a model (paint, f/glass resin etc) usually has to be bought in full sized quantities, and you might only use 5% of a tin and the rest can go to waste. It would be nice if the prices were scaled to match the models😁 JB
    10 hours ago by πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    In need of guidance
    Hi, many thanks for this, i've got a steep learning curve. I'll have a play and read up on the link. I'm sure i'll be in touch ( quite often) asking for help. Thanks again Daz
    13 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ hex44415a ( Recruit)
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    SEA COMANDER RE-FURB.
    Smart move Nerys But best deal ever has to have been Classic Car insurance on my 69 MG Midget with an agreed valuation - all yours for 120 per year - included rescue to home anywhere on the UK & EU - not limited to any time period either..... Really cheap as there was no Road Tax - was used as an everyday runabout and tourer......... Bitterly regret selling it in 2009
    13 hours ago by πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ redpmg ( Captain)
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    Graupner Elke HF 408
    Hi Allen do you have a copy of the building instructions still? I have the RC ones. Just bought an unstarted Elke Kit, always wanted one, everything there except the build instructions. If you could scan them that would be great otherwise post them and I will copy and send them back and pay for postage etc. regards Roy
    13 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ roycv ( Leading Seaman)
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    That is true but it is the only way to do it at the moment. Martin555.
    15 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    New radio- strange behaviour.
    Hi ianed57 and Shipmates, Reading through the post I think it could simply be poor main batteries, If his battery pack is not in good condition or or has poor connections under load the supply voltage will drop the ESC's BEC will not be able to maintain a voltage to the receiver the Mtroniks ESC needs a minimum of 6v to operate correctly (BEC). On your first post you mention AA batteries, I assume they were his main power supply, if he only has 4 in series his max voltage will be 6v, and could easily dip under that, under load, causing problems to the receiver supply from the ESC. Regards Roy
    17 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ CB90 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    RC & Electrics
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    Interlaken Boat Club, Switzerland
    Have spent some lovely camping holidays in Interlaken, love the two lakes. It's about a four hour run from my sister's in France, so have often popped over there. Wonderful carnival parade on Nations Day then ending in a spectacular fire works display. Would love to think I could go there again some time. All nostalgic, Nerys
    2 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Doug, Doug where have you been - not been to London - not seen the Queen. At least I take not. As to the reference to Red Rover - Boy Scouts used to play it - friend broke his collarbone in our youth doing so - blow me down - son does the the same nearly 35 years later............ Never mind Oprah - wot about the loose marbles - markles ???????????
    3 days ago by πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ redpmg ( Captain)
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    It sound as if both of you got the items wanted. Back home safe and sound.Well done. Rick
    4 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Japanese Yamoto class Battleship
    Great video .Wonderful model and build. Rick
    5 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Newby7 ( Commander)
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    No Reverse
    Thanks Mike, Been watching this with interest as have another Turnigy ESC (HK) that has done the same. Unfortunately, it is out of warranty so have now binned it. Previously fitted another 50A from Banggood which works fine. In fairness to HK, they have always settled my claims quickly and fairly.
    6 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ RHBaker ( Lieutenant)
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    I don't care if you build.You all still have and give good advice so keep it up. Rick
    6 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Hull Model Boat Club
    Usually there is only one person responsible for a clubs website - the SRCMBC (which I am lucky enough to still be an honorary member of) website is run by one such person . I should imagine if he goes the site will also cease to exist . There are a lot of club websites that have folded over the years - in all probability that's what happened to the Hull one. The committee who run SRCMBC have been doing so for years - its amazing how many people are eager to belong to a club - and how few are willing to serve on committees etc ......... Human nature at work - as apparently it only takes roughly 7% of a population for revolutions like the one in Russia to succeed - perhaps that is also the % of members willing to serve on a committee...............
    6 days ago by πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ redpmg ( Captain)
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    Mystery boat
    I know how that feels Red, Maybe you could update us with the other builds you have. Martin555.
    7 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    FOR SALE - I’m not a model boat enthusiast at all but do not want to throw these motors and propellers away. The items have never been used. My Dad contemplated making a model boat a few years ago but it never materialised. I’m asking for Β£45 for both motors and propellers. Please message me if interested. Thanks.
    7 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Paul84 ( Recruit)
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    2021 London Model Engineering Exhibition Cancelled
    Even if the shows were to go on how safe would you feel.If age and underlying conditions are with you do you take a chance.Shows are great but health is more important.A show can be held later and in another year. Rick
    9 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Norstar model fireboat.
    Ken, thank you, kind sir, for your appraisal of Alice and my relationship. It's quite true we are very lucky to have that special spark that is so seldom achieved. Cheers, Nerys
    10 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thanks Colin will look at that. Rick
    10 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Amati Aquarama
    The pictures are of the Graupner Glasgow a paddle wheeler a wonderful looking boat but no longer available. Rick
    10 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Model Boats Magazine August 2020
    Actually, I was thinking that you would be towing a couple of your boats. Reminds me of something I saw at a Waterways show some years ago. An outboard dinghy towing a string of toy dinghies and each one had a teddy bear seated in it. It was the annual outing of the Boating Bears Club! Cheers, Nerys
    11 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Blackpool Model Boat Show.
    That's very interesting about the children's holidays in Rhodesia, that was certainly some organisation to do all that. My sister's place in France was at one time a holiday retreat for children of poor city bound parents. It must have been in the 1950's I think they had a couple of a hundred children there at a time. The derelict dormitories are still standing and the top floor of the chateau still has the cubicles and shower rooms allotted to some children. The goal posts still stand on the football field. She often has elderly men and women come knocking on the door and asking if they may have a look around to rekindle memories of the wonderful holidays they had there. Cheers, Nerys
    11 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Krick Nordstrand Trawler k21430
    Have one of these in a 36" Cabin Cruiser Works Great! Just remember to add suppressorsπŸ‘πŸ‘
    11 days ago by πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ Ianh ( Midshipman)
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    Recent aqusition
    Hi There Chris, Nice project you have there, I think the minimum size of a Marblehead is 50.2 inches, I would remove the old gear and start again (if you can) the cheapest option is to use a powerful sail servo (20Kg pull) and arm setup, or drum system. Be aware digital servos may not travel full rotation if you don't have a digital transmitter with the options to increase travel over 100%. Best thing join a club and take it a long and get some advice, as to what to do and how much it will cost! I would work on a nice cabin, the rest looks good! Don't worry about it not being a Marblehead, unless you want to compete, most clubs have non class racing where any boat can sail against each other. Regards Roy
    11 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ CB90 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Stevenage Model Boat Club suspended sailing
    It looks as if small groups or even individuals may have to be the way forward. Nerys
    13 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Command and control
    Hi Stephen, We have a three way powered camping fridge but don't want to use this as cutting holes in side of van and needing to light and extinguish gas due to driving will become a pain. these three way absorbption cycle fridges while being fine on gas because they are heat powered are heavy on 12v also no thermostat on the 12v heater. Not as efficient as a compressor fridge but big advantage is they can be fuel powered. Years back Alice and a friend did some vanning with a domestic under the counter fridge run off a 600watt modified sine inverter, yes it could start the compressor! worked well with 140ah of cheapy "leisure" batteries charging off the alternator it could hold out for one day without driving. with a bit of solar and more modern inverter plus alternator split charge we hope to be able to run a small under the counter fridge freezer we already own. Alice knows it will be a bit tight on power but can plug in at home and some campsites and should be good for maybe 3 days off grid, longer if sunny. but yes energy budget will be close. a more efficient option is converting a small chest freezer to a fridge with the inverter 12v side relay switched from thermostat to save quiescent current of running inverter, better insulation and top loading really saves the energy at the expense of convenience. will report back when have some real world data on our setup. Cheers, Nerys
    13 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Sailing Ship Peking
    I had another go later and it did open, but it appears to be a plastic kit and he wants to build a biggish RC model. Great pity because Passat was built as a sister ship to Peking. Cheers, Nerys
    14 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club
    Congratulations on successfully running your much covid delayed races yesterday. May this be the first of many such events. If any of your members took picture, I'm sure we would all like to see them. Cheers, Nerys
    15 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    265mph on water!!
    Full engine rebuild after every run, well in our case a full battery recharge LOL!!! Martin555.
    16 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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