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    ๐ŸŽฌ Motor Barge "Nellie" - visits Buxton
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Information from Nerys -

    In the 1940s and 50s, many traditional Thames Sailing barges were converted into motor barges. This is a model, based on photos and my memory of the 'Nellie'. The sailing barge 'Nellie' was built by Cremers at Hollowshore, Faversham in 1901,. She traded under sail carrying about 90 tons of cargo around the Thames, Medway and Swale until about 1952 and then had the gear taken out, a Chrysler Crown petrol/paraffin motor installed and carried on trading for some years owned by R.Lapthorne & Co of Hoo on the River Medway.. She was eventually sold out of trade and is now privately owned. She has been rerigged with a reduced sailing barge rig without a topsail. My model is based on a 30" barge hull from Dave Watts Mastman.

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    Hi Phil,
    I'll just add a little more information to that. I was Nellie's skipper in the mid 50's for a few years. We were based at Hoo on the Medway and carried cargoes around the Medway, Swale, Thames and Colne. Regular trips were such as ballast from Fingringhoe on the Colne to Hoo, sand from Upnor on the Medway to the Ford works at Dagenham, fertilizers from London to Faversham and Queenborough, wheat from London docks to Whitstable and more or less anything that could be carried between ships in the London docks to anywhere in the Estuary. We were paid by the freight. Half the value of the carriage charges going to the owners and the other half to the crew, shared 2/3 for the skipper, 1/3 for the mate, Then fuel and other expenses were divided up similarly.
    Nellie, of all the barges I served on was the one I liked best. She was the smallest, but there was just something about her. However as a footnote, in the 1970's I built a forty three foot schooner rigged barge yacht in the same yard as Nellie was built.
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    1 month ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Looking good Nerys...sails well.
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    1 month ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank you, Phil, for making the video of my little Nellie. Thought she looked really good.

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    1 month ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Yes, Nellie visited Buxton. We had been on holiday in the Lake District and on the way home, made a diversion into Buxton. We were made most welcome by the members we met and particularly by Phil and Graham. Enjoyed a nice little sail with Nellie. Made a pleasant interlude in an otherwise long 300 mile drive.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐ŸŽฌ T.I.D Class Tug
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Known as 'TID's', 182 of these little prefabricated tugs were built in modular units, by several different yards around the U.K. often by women workers. Brent started off as TID 159 and was the very last of her class to be built being completed in 1946.
    https://www.steamtugbrent.org/history...

    This model belongs to Buxton Model Boat Club member Bob Armstrong.
    https://www.steamtugbrent.org/history...
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    RC Sailing:- No175 - T.I.D Class Tug
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    1 month ago by Aerostar55 ( Master Seaman)
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    Very realistic. Well done.
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    1 month ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She looks lovely, but, then again, I am partial to the older tugs.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Buxton - July 2022
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Model boats and yachting July 2022
    RC Sailing:- No174 - Model Yachting July 2022
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Details on the Judy B
    1 month ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello everyone, I hope things are absolutely great in your neck of the woods...A great tug like this one being constructed in the local Toluca Lake shipyards, needs a good radar. I have gone with the @indows 95 look. I am also fully committed to adding some wooden IKEA sliding doors, they will be well-balanced, with a "fingertip touch" when I am through. I am following through with similar swung doors on the captain's cabin.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Woodbridge model boat club 40th
    2 months ago by jacko ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    today WMBC had a 40th year celebration

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2VHO 4PVdHY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD071y_nXO E

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCDXueyU5xg
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Status of Caltex Lumba !
    2 months ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have begun the process, the Sterling kits living up to its rep, at one point there is some plywood, but mainly it's made from what appear to be second matchsticks...it weighs so little, it is hilarious. I plan on glassing it all over so it will eventually get some strength to her. But she's long and frail in this state...but I love her. Everything appears to be as straight as possibe, no horrible curves or bends. Still got my fingers crossed for her. Peace my friends, happy boating๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
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    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Nice work ... they all seem so frail at that stage.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Status of converted tug Judy B ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿคž
    2 months ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She is out of Toluca Lake, close to the Pacific Ocean in Southern California. Some of the very best ships came from those yards in Toluca Lake.
    My dad made my Mom a great tugboat with this name back in the 1960's. We always had real boats, and the handmade and very detailed model would get pulled out of the dock box to get towed about while the barbeque was burning down. It got lost over the years and I have christened this beautiful ship in tribute to her. The curves on this tugboat are quite handsome and eye-catching from my rather jaundiced point of view. I can't wait to swing the compass, and run the measured mile with her. Peace to all my model boat enthusiast pals!
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    1 month ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    There's a really great shop in Glendale, I think, called Harbor Models...they have a great website and they are the kind of shop I want to back up a semi tractor trailer up to and buy everything!
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    I am in Toluca lake right now. Looking for a boat project at Ronโ€™s hobby shop this weekend at Glendale CA
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Edina Model Yacht Club Lighthouse Night
    2 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Lighthouse Night 8-14-22
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Edina Model Yacht Club lighthouse Night
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    Lighthouse Night 8-14-22
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Edina Model Yacht Club Lighthouse Night
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    Lighthouse Night 8-14-22
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Edina Model Yacht Club Lighthouse Night
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    Lighthouse Night
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Edina Model Yacht Club Lighthouse Night
    2 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    This is the first of 2 Lighthouse Night events this year 8-14-22
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looks like a good turnout !

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    ๐ŸŽฌ ANOTHER GO AT A LAUNCHING VIDEO
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thought I'd try for another vid to try and improve on the previous efforts. Had another still day and good tide, so went down to the estuary again. Bit of a mission again,- competing with a few 100% boats and the steep slippery ramp. Truck didn't do a lot better than the jeep, and it weighs about twice as much and has a 4x4 rear, but at least it managed to get the boat out of the water. Forgot to take a 2s for the thermostatic fan for the truck motor, so it got a bit hot and faded towards the end. A lot of work for a 550 geared motor !

    Still getting used to the new editor so the vid's a bit scrappy. Almost impossible on a weekend to find the right space with no people, but there is not a lot of choice without going for miles. Fun trying to drive 2 vehicles,- truck doesn't have a handbrake like the jeep, so a bit tricky backing down the ramp. Whole outfit is 1.5m long, and weighs around 12kg.
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    2 months ago by Graham93 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi JB,

    Iโ€™d be happy to come and be your assistant, provided you could afford my airfare ๐Ÿ˜‚

    It would be possible, I think, to operate both models from one Tx by adding some custom electronics to each model. This would need to operate like an RC switch controlled from a spare channel. One one model, the โ€˜switchโ€™ would connect the servos and ESC to the Rx whilst at the same time on the other model, a switch would disconnect the servos and ESC. Operating the spare channel would reverse the state of the switches to allow the other model to be controlled.

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    2 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Great Job, JB.
    I can't imagine handling all facets at once!
    Trev
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Steve, thanks, pushing things a bit on that ramp, steep enough with 100% boats. Would be nice if you could use 1 TX and swap models by switching one off and another on. You can change models on the TX ok, but it makes the first model work as well on the second models settings, (you have to switch off at the model) so impossible to use. One day they may come up with a TX with totally independent channels, but probably not much demand, as most people only run 1 model at a time.

    I had thought about ways to turn a model off and on by TX, but you would need an independent TX/RX to operate the switch. There might be a way using a remote (like a garage door opener) - something to work on.

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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Gary, a lot of fun, but quite a bit of setting up, - 2 of everything, + battery charging etc,- truck has 3 batteries) Would go a lot smoother with an assistant on the cameras. A few things didn't work out as planned, but improving things as I go. I won't be happy till everything goes 100%. It would be a lot easier to do, somewhere with a shallower angle, (ramp's about 15deg). I've taken my 15ft day sailer down there, and it's a mission.

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    Brilliant bit of maneuvering and multi-tasking, the video is great and your own personal launching ramp and jetty, can't be bad, and I admire the dedication and effort and hope you are getting enough sleep. Regards, Gary.
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    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Great video JB,
    Those bumps are really big compared to the wheel diameter.
    Looks very complected trying to use 2 transmitters at once.

    Cheers,
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Hartley jet boat launch test 2
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    The other part of the video (from the new camera) Finally found an editing program for it (cost me $40 though!) - I need one for MOV, as for some stupid reason, the makers of the camera use Apple Quicktime MOV which is a pain. Should be set now for editing.

    New coupling with the cable ties seemed to hold up well this time, although the throttle end point is set to 80%,- looks scale enough as it is though.(only a 2400mah 3s battery, so not a long run time if you are going flat out- can suck 35-40A!). Pity the launching vid was rubbish, but have the amphitruck sorted with a towbar now, so I'll give it another crack when there is a good day.
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Colin, video could have been better (used to using the camera on my head for years, which always keeps the object centered,- with it on the TX you have to remember to turn your body) I'll learn eventually๐Ÿ˜ Tried to do a better one today using the amphitruck to launch it, but the tide was coming in a bit fast round the ramp. Don't get many days a year like that one in NZ (no wind, tide just right, decent light and not too many people or boats (apart from the huge blue and white 'liner' docking ๐Ÿ˜) Usually windy here, being on the coast.

    Re the real one,- that was a lot easier to fish from, this one's a bit cramped lol.

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    2 months ago by Colin H ( Admiral)
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    Looks too good to be a model, are you sure you filmed the model.
    It's brilliant and looks so realistic, well done sir, a model to be very very proud of.
    Cheers Colin.
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    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Hi JB,
    Incredible maneuverability.

    Cheers,
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    2 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The scale speed looks very realistic, JB
    Great Video!!
    Trev
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    Second go at getting a decent launch vid, - tricky when backing in as you have to manage steering, fwd/rev and handbrake together, (plus having to use 2 TXs and 2 cameras. ). Getting slightly better at it. Next time will be launched by the amphitruck, as it's bigger, heavier and has better grip, (and 4x4 rear drive.) Ramp was a bit wet and slippery for the jeep, (would pull it up in the dry ok) I have a 4k vid of the boat from the new camera, but need a new editor for MOV vids.
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Steve, the ramp's not too bad, just the big 1 1/4 x 3/4 joints in the concrete are fun to get over, (sort of equivalent to driving over a 1ft wide ditch. Almost finished the towbar for the amphitruck, so keen to try towing with that next time. The driveshaft brake on the jeep is a big help,- holds the 13lb lump easily.

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    2 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Great Videos JB,
    Fun to Watch๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Great video JB,

    Your reversing is much better than some full size efforts I have seen.

    Cheers,
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