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    Age of steam
    Hi Ron, and thanks for the reply, believe me when I say I was not criticising your actions as it is no business of mine. I am very pleased that you are into steam as the more the merrier, we are as rare as hen's teeth on this website, more is the pity. You certainly sound extremely capable in the fitting and turning department, which can save you an awful lot of money these days. Your boiler is pleasantly complex with its nine cross tubes and superheater. I have just taken a leaf out of your book and am now using an adapted gas torch head as a burner with very good results, I can now run the engine flat out and still maintain a boiler pressure of 40PSI. Kindly check out my collection of boats all of which use steam as a power source in my harbour. I rather like your motor cycle and have included a photo of mine a 61 year old Ariel Huntmaster 650 cc twin. Regards, Gary.
    3 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ GaryLC ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    Hobby Chit Chat
    26 Posts
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    7 years ago
    by CaptLarry
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    3 hours ago
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    Night Watch
    Hi , looking forward to meeting up again. Things are progressing slowly on the Veronica , she is coming along nicely. The Bristol Channel is receiving more than its fair share of bad weather, but at our training venue, the knap, is a good place to practice sailing control. Don’t forget, 0900 hrs for breakfast parade. Cheers for now MIDN. ken.
    21 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    by KenThompson
    WEE NIP
    They are a delight to sail in all conditions . The Nip is my first rc sailboat and I was hooked from day one. Very competitive in their own right and in certain conditions faster than other classes of rc sailboats. At our local club it is not uncommon for two sailors to stay (yesterday in 40deg heat) after others have gone, just for the heck of it. Looking forward to seeing your posts about it.
    23 hours ago by πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί peterd ( Leading Seaman)
    Hobby Chit Chat
    45 Posts
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    2 months ago
    by philcaretaker
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    23 hours ago
    by peterd
    WANTED Graupner Manhattan 74 *Please Read*
    Okay. I have private messaged you my mobile number. Text me and we can discuss
    1 day ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Jeanneau ( Recruit)
    For Sale/Wanted
    12 Posts
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    by Jeanneau
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    Re-purposing an old Hull.
    "...in the 60s there were four model shops within walking distance from my house......I would catch the bus there most Saturdays and go and buy a kit to see me through the next week....And now, model shops are few and far between.....To anyone with a grandchild who has the slightest interest in modelmaking then encourage them for all they are worth........" Yes. That was why I set up the EeZeBilt and Marinecraft sites - to enable this generation of kids to have the same experience that we had, of creating something that really worked on your own, with minimal adult help... I had thought that it would be quite easy for modelling grandparents to download the shapes, cut them out from balsa sheet, and present grandchildren with a small simple kit for Christmas. Making one of these simple kits is how many of us started, but kits like these are hard to find commercially nowadays. Unfortunately, few people seem to have done this. In most cases the sites seem to be a nostalgia-trip for adults. Which is a shame, because the original designer of the EeZeBilts, Ernie Webster, was a teacher, and put a lot of design lessons into his kits. Building a series of EeZeBilts (though they have a similar base design) will give quite a lot of experience in different constructional tweaks, and improve confidence in handling materials. We are coming up to Christmas. Perhaps now is a good time to remind people of this resource and the aim behind it?
    1 day ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ DodgyGeezer ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    by Colin H
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    Graupner Closing
    Hi Doug, I guessed you would know all about tuica. Yes I knew about the plum production in Romania. I was travelling there a lot some years ago and took a keen interest in most aspects of life there asnd saw as much of the country as possible. It was always interesting to watch tourists tasting tuica for the first time, the tiny sip, the grimaces, then probably put it down. I learnt at a very early stage to knock it straight back, as did the Romanians. Don't we digress on this forum, great isn't it. Cheers, Nerys
    2 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Nerys ( Commander)
    General Resources
    23 Posts
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    by Brightwork
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    2 days ago
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    MFA 919D series geared electric motors
    The lack of good model shops seems to be the way things are these days. RC is even more difficult to find, especially ones that actually know anything about the subject. It is a good job we have the internet even though this might be part of the reason for the lack of shops. Oh well. Good job this site exists as help is only a question away.😊
    4 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant)
    RC & Electrics
    4 Posts
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    21 days ago
    by Hugh
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    by MouldBuilder
    LATEST SMOKER EXPERIMENTS, REDUCING SIZE & NEW BITS
    Re - As for "air collector" I suspect that the amount of air being pushed into the container by the fan . Probably correct in one part Mike, but it works fine in the open air (only a 6v fan,- see vid More Smoker Stuff 2, - 20 days ago), I think it just doesn't get enough air in this application as the motor space is not very well vented and also as you said, not enough air getting out the other end. JB
    5 days ago by πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ jbkiwi ( Captain)
    RC & Electrics
    48 Posts
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    10 days ago
    by jbkiwi
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    5 days ago
    by jbkiwi
    Password reset
    Have to Doug I had the same issue and I was only able to solve it by logging in through facebook! don't know why Steven was helpful but still couldnt solve it, however Im logged in now.
    7 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ mturpin013 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    7 days ago
    by mturpin013
    Getting stern right
    I used tapered balsa to get a slanted deck. The sub deck will strengthen the model before the basswood decking. This tugboat has a steel plated deck.
    7 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    23 days ago
    by Ron
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    by Ron
    Hints and Tips.
    Love your Cervia Tug, looking very realistic on the water, and if you ever get a cold day in Oz make sure you get out there and get some photos taken, so as I can see the steam which is not a problem here in the U/K as every other day is cold. Regards, Gary.
    8 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ GaryLC ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    7 months ago
    by Martin555
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    8 days ago
    by GaryLC
    split threads
    Or - simply send Fireboat a PM πŸ˜‰ 😎
    10 days ago by πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    General Resources
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    13 days ago
    by Nerys
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    10 days ago
    by RNinMunich
    LATEST SMOKER, E-CIG ELEMENT
    Excellent Ken, Looking forward to it. Martin555.
    10 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
    RC & Electrics
    84 Posts
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    1 month ago
    by jbkiwi
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    10 days ago
    by Martin555
    Algerine Class Minesweeper H.M.S. Pluto
    Seems we were both right! πŸ‘ 😎
    14 days ago by πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    General Resources
    7 Posts
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    15 days ago
    by Ron
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    by RNinMunich
    Paddle Steamer Waverley
    We are very lucky that the Scottish Government gave a million towards the Waverley restoration. They must regard her as a national treasure, as indeed she is and of course, she is much better known and publicised. It is a pity though that these other ships that are fully deserving of saving are virtually ignored. Maid of the Loch is probably the most likely to sail again. Her engines were fired up for the first time in forty years earlier this year following a government grant and money from the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society. She has been a static exhibit on Loch Lomond for some years. Medway Queen went through a complete hull rebuild in Bristol a few years ago and is open to the public at Gillingham Pier in Kent where she is still undergoing restoration, however there wasn't enough money available to re-engine her. Hopefully that will happen one day. I saw Balmoral a few weeks ago and she looks rather sorry for herself. The charity who own her are endeavouring to raise something over 3 million for the necessary repairs. Nerys
    18 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Nerys ( Commander)
    Hobby Chit Chat
    6 Posts
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    22 days ago
    by Nerys
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    18 days ago
    by Nerys
    Aerials & Pacemakers
    Martin your story reminds me of one funny incident - which could have been disastrous....... A Vampire T11 came back after a run to the bombing range with a hung up WW2 type 3" rocket with a 50lb concrete practice warhead - aircraft was left in the revetments facing the length of the runway slightly to one side of it as per regulations - an armourer climbed underneath to check the connections - sure enough what was called a pigtail lead had come loose . He reconnected it. Despite all rules which prevent other trades from working on any aircraft while armourers are busy on it an air electrician climbed into the cockpit and decided to test the firing circuit- as he did so said rocket took off........armourer leapt for safety.........A few unkind words were said.......... The rocket ran the length of the runway - across a main highway (which led to the PM's farm) and landed amidst a herd of dairy cows a few miles away............ fortunately no one or any animal was hurt BUT the lady farmer claimed compensation from the Air Force as as her cows did not give milk for a week.........
    18 days ago by πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ redpmg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    RC & Electrics
    7 Posts
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    21 days ago
    by redpmg
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    18 days ago
    by redpmg
    Boat Stand
    I now have the XL boat stand in stock for models upto about 48" The same as the medium just bigger!
    19 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ HAKits ( Leading Seaman)
    General Resources
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    1 month ago
    by HAKits
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    19 days ago
    by HAKits
    What boat is this.
    Perhaps it's just a generic boat, a lot are. Nerys
    19 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Nerys ( Commander)
    General Resources
    4 Posts
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    20 days ago
    by juskiddin
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    19 days ago
    by Nerys
    TRIAL FITTING SMOKE UNIT TO THE HSL
    Re Hate to disappoint JB - fireworks are banned in this area We can actually grow Proteas here and in Aust quite well Graham and I realise you mean they are indigenous. Had one growing in my back yard but it didn't like the clay, and only lasted a year. They grow them commercially in some areas. An SA bloke at our work didn't believe me when I told him they grow here! Had to show him one! We have a lot of Aust plants which grow well here also (especially gums and wattles). My house is surrounded by Cape Daisies and also have Cape Goosberries growing. Even managed to get a mango growing (till a fungus killed it at about 2ft). Have PawPaws growing on my sun deck and managed to get 5 Pomegranates under way which are about 2yrs old and 2ft high. Quite an unusual spot just here on the coast, - warmer than the rest of Auckland and has beaten Nelson as being the sunniest spot in NZ (not the hottest, that is usually Napier/ Bay Of Plenty). JB
    20 days ago by πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ jbkiwi ( Captain)
    Building Related
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    24 days ago
    by jbkiwi
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    20 days ago
    by jbkiwi
    Humbrol enamels
    The modern emulsions are much more colour fast now compered to the past. Also i am not sure but i think the varnish has some sort of UV protection. Martin555.
    20 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    23 days ago
    by Will-I-Am
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    Cruise ships
    It was about twelve years ago that I did the Norwegian Coastal Voyage with Hurtigruten on their MS Polarlys. At the time I was spending a lot of time with my sister in France and all my photos went onto one of her computers. However, if you google Hurtigruten ships, they all come up in far greater detail than I could have ever given. Decide for yourself, but I like the MS Lofoten and the MS Nordstjernen. During the eleven day voyage, we passed one of the other ships going in the opposite direction every day so saw quite a few. I can't remember where it was, but at one place we stopped, there was a Hurtigruten museum with the original ship, preserved out of the water and a wonderful museum full of models pf their ships. The whole thing was an unforgettable experience which, if my health allowed it, I would love to repeat. Cheers, Nerys.
    20 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Nerys ( Commander)
    Non-Hobby Chat
    6 Posts
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    21 days ago
    by Nerys
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    20 days ago
    by Nerys
    Canal Boat
    Hi Sidley, Sarik Hobbies do a plan for a 70ft. Working Narrow Boat. That would be as typical canal boat as you could wish for. Hope that helps. Nerys
    23 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Nerys ( Commander)
    For Sale/Wanted
    10 Posts
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    28 days ago
    by sidley70
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    23 days ago
    by Nerys
    Smoker (Old Fashioned)
    RE - I can see where this is heading. Next project For Jb LOL! Sounds right up my alley Martin, I'll start chopping the kindling immediately😊 JB
    24 days ago by πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ jbkiwi ( Captain)
    General Resources
    7 Posts
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    25 days ago
    by redpmg
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    24 days ago
    by jbkiwi
    Warwick Model Boat Show.
    Look forward to meeting you all.
    24 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ KenThompson ( Midshipman)
    Hobby Chit Chat
    23 Posts
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    1 month ago
    by Nerys
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    24 days ago
    by KenThompson
    looking for plans
    Not much unlike riveting really, I’ve been on the dolly end a few times, and glad when the hooter went for tea break. That brings back memories of my aircraft fitting days hehe.
    24 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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    3 months ago
    by jacko
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    24 days ago
    by KenThompson
    Modified Figures.
    Hi Guys, I was thinking about doing the How To guide on this subject. And looking back through this thread most of it is pretty much covered. So i think the best thing to do is if you have any questions then i will do my best to answer them. Martin555.
    27 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
    Hobby Chit Chat
    51 Posts
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    1 month ago
    by Martin555
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    27 days ago
    by Martin555
    Accurate hole drilling
    I know the feeling Ken. We often pop in there, usually buy something like Titebond or blades for my Stanley Slim Knife ( The one with which I spear my foot). I'm hankering after a scroll saw to use on the work my 1960's magnetal fret saw from Hobbies won't handle. Alice has promised me more space once the shed is finished, so I'll probably get one then. Trouble is, with my medical problems and spending nearly every day at the moment in the...........hospital, it's not getting finished. All the best, Nerys
    28 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Nerys ( Commander)
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    by Nerys
    Old times
    Yep - remember Sub & Diver (and a can of mums Bi-carb) But couldn't beat the Weetabix 3D cards - "you can get the viewer from Weetabix it will only cost you 1 and 6 ….. " Happy days !
    29 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    Non-Hobby Chat
    15 Posts
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    1 month ago
    by Martin555
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    29 days ago
    by philcaretaker
    Paper prototype
    Using the print-outs, I began cutting 1/8” Baltic birch plywood bulkheads on Tuesday night. By Thursday morning, a quarter of the hull has been planked. Woke up to find fresh snow. No more golf 🏌🏻 πŸ₯΄
    30 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    1 month ago
    by Ron
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    30 days ago
    by Ron
    Aeronaut Pilot Boat
    These were cut to size from Vinyl using a Cricut Machine which we already had at home. Very useful for various craft needs. Ron
    30 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ RonW ( Able Seaman)
    Hobby Chit Chat
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    4 years ago
    by cormorant
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