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    📝 Exploring use of "shorts" in media
    2 months ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    sharing and caring for fun -

    Have you seen youtube shorts ?



    💬 Re: Exploring use of "shorts" in media
    2 months ago by 🇬🇧 roycv ( Commodore)
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    This is a bit disappointing as my first thoughts were "Kylie".

    Roy
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    📝 A recent purchase - Does anyone recognise?
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 DGoss999 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Can anyone throw any light on this model and any history please?? Rough Dimensions are 39" long, 12" Beam.

    DG

    💬 Re: A recent purchase - Does anyone recognise?
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looks a bit like one I had few years back was pretty beaten up and restored it never knew what it was called
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    💬 Re: A recent purchase - Does anyone recognise?
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 DGoss999 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Canabus. Thanks for this input. I went and checked out the Lesro Sportsman and the dimensions are a bit different... The Sportsman is 31" x 12" - This new model I have is 39" x 12"
    💬 Re: A recent purchase - Does anyone recognise?
    3 months ago by 🇦🇺 canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Looks like a Lesro Sportsman Mk2 with mods.
    Check the model boats mag website as it has a very good write up on the model.
    Canabus
    📝 Turbine Mechanics flying
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 DGoss999 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The Turbine from my Scale machine, flying here in its basic 'Pod and Boom' config. This was filmed and uploaded by a fellow club member..



    💬 Re: Turbine Mechanics flying
    3 months ago by 🇺🇸 Hhager2 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Now u know why I like electric no fuel mess n instant start. I had a raptor 60 fir years but traded in fir electric. Had FPV also at one time. Doing boats mostly this year as weather is lousy fir flying on weekends here Nice heli tho
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    💬 Re: Turbine Mechanics flying
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 DGoss999 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hey Trev..

    There are pilots WAY better than me. I fly Scale, no aerobatics (my machines don't like aerobatics!!). Just like the Violin or juggling, they take perseverance and practice. I have been flying Helis for 40+ yrs now..
    💬 Re: Turbine Mechanics flying
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 DGoss999 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The turbine is about £1300. It runs best on Jet A1 aircraft fuel.. They will run on Kerosene or even diesel fuel, but can be messy on diesel..
    💬 Re: Turbine Mechanics flying
    3 months ago by 🇺🇸 pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi DGoss,
    You make it look so easy! I tried I know how hard it is to fly a copter!
    Trev
    💬 Re: Turbine Mechanics flying
    3 months ago by 🇨🇦 RodC ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    How much does an engine in that class cost, & what is the fuel ??
    📝 Found old photo First R/C model & Transmitter & Speed Control
    3 months ago by 🇨🇦 GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    This is a photo I found in a old album .It's my first R/C controlled model & I think it was a Billings tug The Sampson .The radio was a Cox Sanyo transmitter & Receiver . I had to get a C/B license back then to operate the radio . Years later I removed the deck & cabin & used the hull to make the North Rock tug boat . That's the speed control that I would have used back then.😊

    💬 Re: Found old photo First R/C model & Transmitter & Speed Control
    3 months ago by 🇨🇦 RodC ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I recall getting GRS licences for two "CB" mobile radios & a base station in the mid-70s, & also a licence for a 72 MHz $400 Cox-Airtronics 4-function radio system for 100"-span Standard-class gliders, using only rudder & elevator servos. I believe the licences were $19 /yr each back then.
    In abt 1990 INDUSTRY CANADA narrow-banded the RC channels & therefore was able to add a few more channels. The service category also became licence-exempt, but type-approved radio apparatus, certified for use in Canada, was still a legal requirement.
    By then CB radios were 40ch
    📝 One of my oldest surviving models.
    3 months ago by 🇨🇦 GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Tomorrow the Confederation Marine modeler's will have our first meeting & the theme is bring one of your oldest model boats . So here is my Billing's Cutty Sark Built in 1977 for my sister she took it to her in-laws Manor in Milford Bay Ontario their it stayed above the fireplace for 20 years .Property was sold & it then went Amestburg Ontario for another 20 years Then it was returned to me.

    💬 Re: One of my oldest surviving models.
    3 months ago by 🇺🇸 pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Bet You are Very Happy Getting Her Back👍
    She is Beautiful!!
    Trev
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    💬 Re: One of my oldest surviving models.
    3 months ago by 🇨🇦 cdnfurball ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Still in good shape by the look of her
    💬 Re: One of my oldest surviving models.
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The oldest model in my fleet is a pond yacht built by an uncle in 1929, and refitted by me three times, the first time in 1958-9, and the last time in 2018 when I introduced radio control. Pictures in 'My Harbour' , yacht called Albert lV.
    💬 Re: One of my oldest surviving models.
    3 months ago by 🇺🇸 jumpugly ( Warrant Officer)
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    Fantastic!
    📝 Another Heli Pic - I know!!!...
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 DGoss999 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This one is based on the 'Cliffhanger' Huey Helicopter!!

    I must finds some boat photos......😊

    📝 "Grace Darling" Liverpool Class Lifeboat
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 dave976 ( Captain)
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    Ian Potts built his model from the David Metcalf kit and sailed the model at Boundary Park on our Wednesday 30th August meeting. Unfortunately there was a problem with one of the props and rudder (all now fixed) so the sail was short. Sails realistically and is really well built and detailed.


    💬 Re: "Grace Darling" Liverpool Class Lifeboat
    3 months ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I Must say i love RNLI Model boats
    2 built watsonclass and Trent and the 3 one shouldbe on his way. The Tamar scale 1/12
    That will be the next project After Finishing the Harro Koebke
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    💬 Re: "Grace Darling" Liverpool Class Lifeboat
    3 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Lovely model and back yard.
    💬 Re: "Grace Darling" Liverpool Class Lifeboat
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Commander)
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    That's a lovely build Dave, looked really good on the water 😀
    💬 Re: "Grace Darling" Liverpool Class Lifeboat
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Dave.
    Lovely build and worthy of praise.
    Re the prop and rudder problems…..
    Ahhhhh the joys of our hobby!These Issues are sent to try our tempers.
    Regards
    Bill.
    📝 Just a little sailing at Spencer's pool
    3 months ago by 🇨🇦 GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    A couple of members went for a morning sail I had may North Rock tug & a fellow member was checking out his latest R/C model that I really like the looks of her I forgot the ships name but the fellow running her said it was a Steam research vessel. I had upgraded North Rock to a Fly Sky transmitter & sure enough had to reprogram rudder & forward - reverse functions .

    💬 Re: Just a little sailing at Spencer's pool
    3 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    What’s the depth of the pool ?
    📝 Gundalow Scratch Built Model
    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 Dane ( Able Seaman)
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    Here's my scratch built model of a Gundalow. in their final iteration they were lateen rigged cargo hauling workhorses of the New Hampshire and Maine estuaries from the mid 1600's thru very early 1900. Flat bottomed with a very shallow draft that allowed sailing (or following the tides/currents) to ports upriver with needed supplies and returning with cargo of all types. My model is 50" in length. It is used as a display model for The Gundalow Company in Portsmouth, NH. I also use it with historical presentations I give to schools, historical societies and libraries. The model is fully functional. While not radio controlled it has the ability to float.

    💬 Re: Gundalow Scratch Built Model
    3 months ago by 🇺🇸 Dane ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi Rod. You are correct. Because of the size and location of the rudder it needs to be protected from stressing beyond it limit. That’s a great question. In all my presentations no one else has ever asked. Good eye!
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    💬 Re: Gundalow Scratch Built Model
    3 months ago by 🇨🇦 RodC ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Beautiful ! What is the function of the chains at top of rudder? A "limit switch"??
    💬 Re: Gundalow Scratch Built Model
    3 months ago by 🇨🇦 cdnfurball ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very beautiful and excellent detail !
    💬 Re: Gundalow Scratch Built Model
    3 months ago by 🇨🇦 Brightwork ( Commander)
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    Love the details...well done!!
    💬 Re: Gundalow Scratch Built Model
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Live the boat great that you take it into schools, may inspire some new modelers as well, really like the hull planking it looks so realistic of that period.
    💬 Re: Gundalow Scratch Built Model
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Dane.
    Congratulations on a great build.
    Lovely detail.Really love the seagull 👍
    Regards
    Bill
    💬 Re: Gundalow Scratch Built Model
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I just love this boat. The presentation is so genuine with no manufactured parts that I can see. There are some lovely touches, eg. the crew, especially the cabin scene, the cotton wool smoke from the stack, and the seagull.
    Well done Dane. I bet the schoolchildren enjoy your presentations !😉
    💬 Re: Gundalow Scratch Built Model
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Commander)
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    That's certainly a detailed model, thanks for sharing this with us all 👍
    📝 "Up Close" with Pilot Cutter Ellen
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    Take a close, slow look at the detail and craftmanship created by Buxton Model Boat Club member Graham Royle.


    https://buxtonmodelboatclub.co.uk/
    💬 Re: "Up Close" with Pilot Cutter Ellen
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Lovely boat Graham, and sails beautifully, but please get a skipper ! 😉
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    💬 Re: "Up Close" with Pilot Cutter Ellen
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    I like watching buxtons club videos gives me ideas lol and some great looking boats on the water
    💬 Re: "Up Close" with Pilot Cutter Ellen
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 ChrisG ( Lieutenant)
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    In my opinion I can think of no other word than faultless for this skill and it puts anything most of us mere mortals are capable of in the shade. If only, and thanks for sharing the fabulous video.
    Regards ChrisG
    💬 Re: "Up Close" with Pilot Cutter Ellen
    4 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    I like the natural nature sounds in the video. Nice to hear the ducks giving the commentary.

    Your vessel is sailing very nicely thank you for sharing your success with all of us.
    💬 Re: "Up Close" with Pilot Cutter Ellen
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice to see 'Ellen' again.
    Hat off to Graham once again.
    Great vid Phil👍

    😎
    💬 Re: "Up Close" with Pilot Cutter Ellen
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 PeterJ ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great looking model fantastic details. Video was well done.
    💬 Re: "Up Close" with Pilot Cutter Ellen
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Good work Graham. It's always nice to see a working model sailing boat, particularly if some serious attempt has been made with the details and finish as is so evident with yours. 😉
    📝 1954 35' Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    4 months ago by 🇨🇦 Brightwork ( Commander)
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    A posted before...she is now complete. This boat was only manufactured by Chris Craft one year (1954). Only 22 were built including both models. I made the bridge removable , so that I can enjoy both models.

    💬 Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    4 months ago by 🇫🇷 Alain ( Recruit)
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    Hello
    Very nice boat indeed. Are the plans available somewhere ?
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    💬 Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 RonBMK2 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very nice boat!
    💬 Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 Hhager2 ( Warrant Officer)
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    It looks real such great details great job
    💬 Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    4 months ago by 🇨🇦 Brightwork ( Commander)
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    Jumpugly....

    This is NOT the Lindberg kit. It was plastic and came out in 1970. This is the "Dumas" wooden model kit (That I only had plans for) that came out in the late 50's. This model is of a 1954 Chris Craft. The Lindberg is of the 1959/60 Sportfisherman. The lindberg kits can still be found. This is my Lindberg Sport fisherman...again a different boat entirely.
    💬 Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Such beautifully finished model. Wonderful !😉
    💬 Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Wonderful model. Well done!
    💬 Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 jumpugly ( Warrant Officer)
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    You’ve taken the old Lindbergh kit to museum scale! It was a high-water mark for them imho. No pun intended. The kit is a tough find these days as I had heard that the hull mold was accidentally broken then trashed and the rest of the kit went with it. Obviously a short sighted move by the Lindbergh folks. As a result it is becoming something of a “holy grail” find for collectors and builders. I have an original pristine Chris Craft sales brochure for the whole line for 1959 that includes that boat. 😊. I will have to scan the pages for you guys if I can find where I tucked it away. 😉
    💬 Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Commander)
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    That's a beautiful model, excellent job 👏
    💬 Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    4 months ago by 🇨🇦 Brightwork ( Commander)
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    Jumpugly..

    I have that model as well with the booms etc. I have two sets of the booms , but have not installed them. The 1960 40' Sport Fisherman had them yes. The 1954 Sport Fisherman did not. I like the 1954 without, just as she came. Nice work on your model though. Here is my 1960 CC 40' model
    💬 Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 jumpugly ( Warrant Officer)
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    Simply Outstanding Brightwork! Have you considered going utterly bananas and adding the "Marlin Bridge" and booms over your Flying Bridge? See attached. 😁😉
    💬 Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    4 months ago by 🇨🇦 Brightwork ( Commander)
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    Ronald

    I picked up some fittings for the Sterling model Chris Craft Corvette. She is the same scale and they carried over nicely. The air cowlings on each side I made from balsa wood that I then resined and painted silver. This is the Corvette.
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    💬 Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    In retrospect Bw, only one question-
    Who nicked the anchor chain/rope???
    😎
    💬 Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent choice Bw👍
    Looking forward to your Build Blog.
    When she's built you could crew her with some of the 'ladies' from my Sea Scout, see pic😁

    Will we be seeing the Fisherman on the water soon?
    Cheers, Doug😎
    💬 Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    4 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    Tell us what you use to make the chrome finished parts? Also the metal around the hatch covers?
    💬 Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    4 months ago by 🇨🇦 Brightwork ( Commander)
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    RNinMunich I think I want to build the 1941 Chris Craft Challenger. 40' so will be 1:10 scale at 40"
    💬 Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent work Bw👍👍👍
    A superb model with much inspiration, esp. the cockpit layout😀
    What's next?
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    📝 Deck and Other details paint colours
    4 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    Upper decks Green

    Main deck Red

    Bulwarks Yellow

    Railings White

    Top of Bulwark White

    Wow!

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    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Great footage.
    Is not every day we get tv coverage about our hobby.😎
    Great work.
    📝 Our club made the local news!!
    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 DWBrinkman ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The local Fox TV channel contacted us and told us they'd like to do a short feature on us.
    The time allotted was short, but I think we did a nice job representing our hobby.
    Hopefully this may create more interest in the local community!
    Here are links to the 3 segments they aired:


    💬 Re: Our club made the local news!!
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looks a really enjoyable event and great promotion for our hobby
    💬 Re: Our club made the local news!!
    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Great Job, Dave👍👍
    Glad it wasn't CNN🤣😂
    Trev
    📝 ATSF railroad tug and barge
    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 algon ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ran the tug and barge yesterday up at the Elk Grove Regional park with the Sacramento Model Shipwrights. Worked out well with no navigational troubles. Plenty of rudder authority.

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    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 algon ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The train scale is 1/24th. I used an inexpensive battery operated New Bright train set. The barge is a large block of Styrofoam with a rubberized coating of Flexseal. Deck is plywood. Length is around 67 inches (170cm)
    The railroad tug I built up as you see it now from a model I picked up thru a classified ad but it's origins are unknown.(see pic) Hull is a plastic coated expanded foam material
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    💬 Re: ATSF railroad tug and barge
    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 philsacc ( Leading Seaman)
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    Very nice. What scale are the trains?
    💬 Re: ATSF railroad tug and barge
    4 months ago by 🇨🇭 Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant)
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    very, very perfect! 😍😍😍
    M-C
    💬 Re: ATSF railroad tug and barge
    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 jumpugly ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nice!!!
    💬 Re: ATSF railroad tug and barge
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 roycv ( Commodore)
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    I love the idea of combing 2 of my hobbies trains and boats, great. Is there any similar set up in the UK, anyone?

    I am just restoring a Bustler tug about OO gauge and the thought of moving a train on a barge looks really interesting.

    regards
    Roy
    💬 Re: ATSF railroad tug and barge
    4 months ago by 🇨🇦 Westwind ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow looks awesome
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    4 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    Looks super !
    📝 Identification Help needed British Warship
    4 months ago by 🇨🇦 AustinG ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Over 20 years ago I was given this F/G hull and the plan but in several moves the plans were lost.
    Can any one identify from shape of hull what class she is. The photo I had showed a large canvas cover suspended over the stern deck as if she was in warmer climate.
    Many thanks
    AustinG

    💬 Re: Identification Help needed British Warship
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Ray ( Able Seaman)
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    I would say its a 'Castle Class' Corvette/Frigate hull
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    💬 Re: Identification Help needed British Warship
    4 months ago by 🇨🇦 AustinG ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    You have all been very helpful and think I have narrowed it down to Castle Class. Looking at Caister Castle K690, Denbigh K 696 and Flint Castle k383. Hull looks very close.
    The model is 66 inch stem to transom and 10 inch on the beam.
    Now just need to find some detail on deck and superstructure.

    Thank you all for your help

    AustinG
    💬 Re: Identification Help needed British Warship
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 dave976 ( Captain)
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    Hi AustinG
    I have a Metcalf hull at 1:48 ( If I remember correctly) for the Castle class up in the attic and, from memory, it certainly looks similar. The 2019 Model Boat Convention had HMS Flint a Castle Class on display and I took some pics which may be of interest.
    dave976
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    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Oops! I sit corrected🤔😔
    Further research revealed that the Swans had two shafts, Castles only one.
    Also the rake of the bow was troubling me.
    So I switch my vote to a Castle.
    Pics show HMS Denbigh Castle and HMS Caistor Castle K690.
    Yours tritely, Doug😎


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle-class_corvette
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    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 ToraDog ( Commander)
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    I go with a Castle or a Swan. Dimensions might help narrow it down.
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    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 Hhager2 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Ask scale shipyard He makes hulls like that scalshpyrd@aol.com
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    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    My vote goes to a Modified Black Swan Sloop.
    You could build HMS Amethyst with that hull👍
    Pics show HMS Amethyst and HMS Black Swan.
    Cheers,😎 Doug


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Amethyst_(F116)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Swan-class_sloop
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    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 jumpugly ( Warrant Officer)
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    I think you’ve all nailed it. I like the Castle Class votes that have come forth. Seems a great fit to me. 😊Happy building and sailing!
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    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I should have added the sheer line fore and aft doesn't show on your mould but it can be created of course with a bit of judicial cutting!
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    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I think you will find this is a corvette. The rake of the bow indicates that. See this link.
    https://www.harwichanddovercourt.co.uk/warships/corvettes/
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    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    John.
    It would be good if you could post a build blog on your Castle Class.
    I for one would be very interested.
    Regards
    Bill 👍
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    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Morning Austin.
    I can’t say for sure but it looks a little bit like the hull of a RN Black Swan or Castle class sloop from WW2.
    I am probably completely wrong though.
    What confuses me is the stern as to if it is single or double shaft.
    The picture shown of is a Fleetscale hull.
    Regards
    Bill.
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    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 JOHN ( Warrant Officer)
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    hi there, this looks definitely like a Castle Class hull - John Lambert did some drawings for them and also Norman Ough - you may be able to purchase the drawings from Ebay/or someone may have them to borrow.

    I am in the process of building one a plank on frame - its one of my many projects on the go.

    John
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    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    It could be a container ship or a deep-sea tug because it's very flat at the stern.
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    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 jumpugly ( Warrant Officer)
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    Honestly, I could be way off base, but looks like a littoral Escort hull to me? Either way she’s a sharp looker! 😉
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