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Damon
(Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 33
24th Apr 2017 18:53  
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I have a rather expensive dilemma and am really hoping that somebody might be willing to help me please…I have a £100, HMS Lion hull and £200, driving gear made specifically for this ship. I used to make RC Ships with a close friend, but he passed away beginning of this year. The problem I have is I was in a road accident a long time ago and as a result I damaged my brain, fracturing my skull. My friend use to be my memory for me explaining what has/had to be done because I forget after a very short while. I am not asking you to pay anything, it was our ship, his uncle or something served on her just after Jutland and Bill wanted to make as much as he could, this is now I want to make as much, I realise that I am asking a lot, but I’m not that bad and it might be fun, I’ve already built 4, ships with Bill, if you’d like a chat my email is hazelldamon2@googlemail.com or leave a message here I’ll then give you phone numbers…Thank you Damon😁 PS. After all the above I forgot to mention where I'm located, sorry...I live in Basingstoke, Hampshire

I apologise for not replying folks but I'm afraid this is part of my problem, I forgot I'd placed the request & I now need to remember how to reply to each response 07706,439865 this is my mobile...thanks, sorry I have plans of HMS Lion, but there isn't any measurements on the plans, I've tried converting the plan to the size of the hull I have, it's about 6ft in length

John
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 81
24th Apr 2017 19:32  
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Where are you?


Happy sailing.

John.
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1015
24th Apr 2017 22:15  
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He's in Basingstoke, you are in Bury (and I'm in Munich) 🤔
Doesn't seem to get us very far. Hope someone is closer.
Good luck Damon.
'There but for the grace of God ...'


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
John
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 81
25th Apr 2017 09:25  
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Yes you need someone local. Sorry about that, sounds like it could have been fun!


Happy sailing.

John.
John
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 81
25th Apr 2017 09:28  
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It may be worth contacting the Basingstoke model boat club. http://www.basingstokembc.co.uk/


Happy sailing.

John.
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1015
25th Apr 2017 09:46  
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I agree John, modelling by 'proxy', could have been interesting 😉
I wish you the very best of luck Damon, and don't be afraid to ask us questions. You can always refer back to the written answers.
The only silly question is the one you don't ask! 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1015
25th Apr 2017 10:01  
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PS to Damon
If you can start a Build Blog, then you have a 'memory' to refer to and we can keep an eye on progress and help if we can with tips & tricks etc.
Will monitor progress with great interest. Cheers Doug 😎
AKA 'The Old Sea Dog' (my office nickname!)😉


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"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
John
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 81
25th Apr 2017 11:48  
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Hi Doug, I think Damon is monitoring the thread on behalf of someone else 😁 John.


Happy sailing.

John.
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1015
25th Apr 2017 22:08  
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So it might seem from the modded mail above! But I'm not sure 🤔
Hope someone near him can help 👍 A blog would still help, a sort of Community Effort ? 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1015
25th Apr 2017 22:14  
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Hi Damon
By the way! Which HMS Lion is it? There were 18 in the RN from 1511 to 1975! From the size of the hull I might guess that it's the 1910 Battlecruiser. Ambitious!! Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Damon
(Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 33
26th Apr 2017 00:38  
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Hi there
Thanks for the question, It was the Lion from WW1, had a gun cover blown off at Jutland, was the flag ship to that dick head Beatty, who got those ships & men blown through his incompetency during Jutland. Do you know the one, she was built 1912-1914, was flag ship throughout WW1, was scraped I think 1920-21?

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1015
26th Apr 2017 09:04  
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Wow! Super project 👍
Here the complete history of the ship (Thanks Wiki 😉)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Lion_(1910)

What's the state of play? How far have you got?
Please post some more photos, inside and out, and a list of components; motors, props, ESC, battery, RX and TX.
Then maybe we can see what the next step might be.
Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug