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    ๐Ÿ“ท Amsterdam Tug
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Built by a friend "Norm Milne" I am grateful to have this from him. Museum quality workmanship.

    42"x9" AR 500 Spectrum RX. Viper 40 A ESC 3 bl prop
    Working fire monitor
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    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Built by a friend "Norm Milne" I am grateful to have this from him. Museum quality workmanship.

    34"x12" AR 600 Spectrum Receiver Viper 40 A ESC
    Working tow winch, working radar ant. lights, twin 4 blade brass props
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    3 months ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    WOW! OMG that is a stunner. What a friend you have!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
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    3 months ago by Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Have painted the bulkheads and inner Hull.
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    3 months ago by Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    All rubbed down ready for primer surfacer and top coats. Interior bulkheads need a bit more flatting.
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Filling and glassing
    3 months ago by Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Bow all shaped wooden hull and upper structure is sealed. Hull has been covered with glass fibre. Ready for sanding and primer.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Camera Boat No. 5
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Camera Boat 5 uses another simple "pontoon" design with 90` rotating motor and fan unit with rudder which was added later. Gopro was mounted on rotating servo which gives 360` vision.
    Camera operated with phone using Gopro App.
    Regarding filming techniques etc. - Still plenty of issues to improve and overcome along the learning curve !.

    Mni Tnx Graham for being there with "Bill & Ben" and Jon G7NFK for all your previous help and support since my stroke.
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    RC Sailing :- No.177 ....Camera Boat 5
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    3 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Getting pretty flash now Phil ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ a big improvement on No 1!

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    ๐Ÿ“ท Sterling Lumba is looking better!
    3 months ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here's a few pics of the Lumba. It is ready for fiberglass and the superstructure is here just test fit. I need suggestions on how to power it; I want it to move scale, about 20 knots and it is going to be twin screw. I have a pair of 800 motors that are great but might be too much, even though I would rather this be over-powered than under. She has very cool lines, like an airplane. Lots of curves and twists all over her. She's a big girl, ready to carry quite a few angry oil rig employees on a dark and stormy night.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sterling Lumba is looking better!
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Coming along nicely. Do you have a plan for the glassing? I think I put a video on that, here in the how-to section. As for power, yes couple of 500's would be good. A great ESC like a viper or the one I have in my Corvette(pic attached). I got it from Harbor Models in California. I also bought the diesel sound module there. Side windows just take patience. Tape the straight lines, then measure to distance between each. I then use a piece of balsa the width of the distance between each window and draw the vertical lines. Just make sure it is square. Then..a dremel works well. Don't forget.. famowood is great to repair any mistakes. I spend a third of the time thinking, a third doing and a third doing it over again.
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    3 months ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the motor advice! I appreciate it!๐Ÿ‘
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    3 months ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The windows are my greatest fear, I have seen them done well and not so well. I am going to ease into it, making it first gen solid with the windows as black blanks. I know, I know, it's cheating, but soon I will cut it. I think it will make for easier pumpkin-carving after it is glassed up. I spent hours getting it straight, and slicing into it is not going to be un-stressful! I appreciate the encouragement.
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    3 months ago by Commodore-H ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Great to see the Lumba lumba is still out there. The kit manufacturer, Sterling has been gone for so many years.

    Looking really good, don't forget all the windows in the side of the hull.
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    3 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Lumba lumba looking great I restored one and recorded the build on here not long ago, I used a pair of 540 motors on straight drive not the low drain type just the standard 6 th 12 volt type.
    Hope this helps and best wishes for the build.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Motor Barge "Nellie" - visits Buxton
    4 months 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.
    RC Sailing :- No 176 " Nellie " visits Buxton
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    3 months ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Looking good Nerys...sails well.
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    3 months 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.

    Nerys
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    4 months 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
    4 months 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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    3 months ago by Aerostar55 ( Master Seaman)
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    Very realistic. Well done.
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    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 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 !
    4 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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    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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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
    4 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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    4 months 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
    4 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Lighthouse Night 8-14-22
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