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    ๐Ÿ“ท Electric Barbarella
    4 years ago by Krampus ( Warrant Officer)
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    Ahoy Maties! it's been a long time since my last posting. Happy 2019! I just completed my new scratch-built boat "Electric Barbarella". I tried to recreate (with some liberties) one of my favorite boats of all time, the 30-footer Chris Craft Sportsman built during the 1970s. it measures 24 X 8.5 inches. it is powered with a 9.6 NiMH 4200 mAh battery "nunchuck" pack (like the one used for paintball guns), brushless motor attached to a 30A Mtroniks Hydra controller and a 30mm M4 3-bladed brass propeller. The hull (my own on-the-go design) was made out of Balsa wood which later I fiberglassed. For the superstructure I utilized 2mm ABS plastic sheet material. To my surprise the boat turned to be a very stable and forgiving platform. I really feel a very close connection to this vessel as it is my first own hull design.๐Ÿ˜

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Electric Barbarella
    4 years ago by Krampus ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you, Peejay!๐Ÿ˜

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Electric Barbarella
    4 years ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She's a beauty!!! (And I am not talking about only the lady in the cockpit!)

    I grew up a block away from the river, and there were a lot of pleasure craft in the area. Most of them were pre-70's as I left before then.

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    4 years ago by Krampus ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you!๐Ÿ‘

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    4 years ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Real nice job, like the lit dash, nice touch.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Electric Barbarella
    4 years ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Krampus,

    You did a fantastic job on your model.๐Ÿ‘
    She looks very good, Great detail!

    The Captain better pay attention.
    Looking at the girl.....๐Ÿ˜‹

    Regards, Ed

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    ๐Ÿ“ท Fairmount Alpine
    4 years ago by jugge ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    A Little bit forward , propshaft and rudders ar mounted
    and some things on the superstruktion , im going to start with the running lights tonight

    Have a nice day everybody
    // Jรถrgen

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    ๐ŸŽฌ Marian Belle'
    4 years ago by GaryLC ( Lieutenant)
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    The TVR1 BB steam engine plant running in prior to being installed in a Mobile Marine hull.
    TVR Engine for Marian Belle'
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Marian Belle'
    4 years ago by Gravedigger47 ( Master Seaman)
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    I can only dream of a setup like this for my wattle its beyond me
    I did make a boiler which would have been a big saving.
    Unfortunately it went missing during our big move so its dream a lot its beautiful a work of art thanks for posting

    Yours truly
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Marian Belle'
    4 years ago by GaryLC ( Lieutenant)
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    There is a lubricator full of steam oil, follow the inlet pipe back from the two side valve covers and there it is on a tee junction.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Marian Belle'
    4 years ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    how is the engine lubricated?

    Steve

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    ๐Ÿ“ท VB 30
    4 years ago by Mariner85 ( Master Seaman)
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    Just finished adding a crews quarters and pump engine house to the stern of my barge, then added the necessary bitts for stern pushing.

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    ๐ŸŽฌ U-181 Type IX D2
    4 years ago by reilly4 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Shadowing of U-181 from the subcam on HMS Triumph at the Naracoorte swimming lake. There are other videos and detail photos of these submarines previously posted on this site.
    U-181 at Naracoorte 2018
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Sea Fox
    4 years ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    This Swede Johnson and his yawl and its captain, Popeye. Swede pasted away several years back, I wanted to post this in his memory. He scratch built all of his boats over the years and was well know for his leading edge designs like the US1 Meters and Marbleheads. He taught me to scratch build boats and sails. Yes, Popeye's arm moves with the acting tiller.

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    ๐Ÿ“ท Century Sea Maid & Reflections sport fishing boat
    4 years ago by Davevand ( Able Seaman)
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    Sea Maid run about, electric.
    Reflections fishing boat, electric.
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Searcher (Nimbus2)
    4 years ago by rpbidgood ( Recruit)
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    "Searcher" was a Graham Goodchild design offered as a free plan in "Model Boats" in December 1981. Here is my version , many years in the building and finally nearing completion. Access to the hull on the original design was via a hatch above the cockpit - I had no faith in my ability to make it water tight so went for removable grp. hatches. The model is activated by a reed switch just in front of the rear hatch, which saves me the hassle of doing/undoing all the nuts (this had not been fitted when I took the first picture). The rear hatch gives me easier access to the drive coupling. The name "Nimbus2" is in honour of one of Dan Dare's spaceships in the Eagle comic. The third picture shows the ship in its final state with added 'enhancements' and working lights.

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    ๐Ÿ“ท VB 30 and Miss Doris
    4 years ago by Mariner85 ( Master Seaman)
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    Checking for size comparison and scale! The barge is 50 inches long by 12 inches beam, will draw 2 inches light and 6 inches loaded. I plan on making it an oil tank barge with a swiveling boom and two deck houses aft for the pump engine and housing for crew.

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    ๐Ÿ“ท Veron Vosper Target Towing Launch 28"
    4 years ago by VosperLaunch ( Recruit)
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    I built this about 40 years ago, quite a rarity now I believe. Has not been in the water for about 30 years. I plan on bringing it up to date with speed controller and lipos as it used to use large heavy batteries and manual speed controller powered by servo. Hopefully out on the water next Spring/Summer in Hampshire/Dorset. ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ท VB30
    4 years ago by Mariner85 ( Master Seaman)
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    Scratch building a barge for my tugboat Miss Doris to push. May deck it over to become a tank barge I used to push on the Delaware River. if
    i do deck it over, I'll hinge the deck to make use of the space for my RC gear.

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    4 years ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Thanks for posting the photo of the barge build, gives me some ideas.... I have some tugs in progress, but no barges. I like the way you framed the hull. Joe

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    ๐Ÿ“ท Catharine
    4 years ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Midwest kit East Coast Lobster Yacht. Single screw, pleasure to sail.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Catharine
    9 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    This boat developed a very noisy stuffing box even though it had marine grease. After a more careful inspection I discovered the gentleman who built it 25 years ago, had mounted the motor in a way that was not inline with the shaft. After running the boat for awhile the inner noise became more like annoying. The older universal used a flexible spring between the couplers. See photo.

    I cut a nylon dog bone which was then inserted into a brass tube. Glued with super glue to make an extended universal. Next will be aligning the motor with the shaft and creating a new motor mount.
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    ๐Ÿ“ท USS Coeur de Lion
    4 years ago by rpbidgood ( Recruit)
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    This ship was a lightship tender named "Coeur de Lion" that was armed and drafted into the Union during the civil war to counter blockade runners. This model is scratch built and is inspired by a paper model designed by Magnus Mรถrck. A sidewheel steamer equipped with the typical walking beam machinery, it was rebuilt to carry three guns. A line of iron plates along the gun wales added a measure of armoured protection. After the war it was returned to lightship service. On my model the paddles are independently driven, mainly because I have a Robbe Navy F14 transmitter with twin sticks. The walking beam is operated by a servo modified for continuous rotation. The original ship towed a barge that flew an observation balloon and could be described as the first 'aircraft carrier' the fifth picture shows the barge I have made - I hope one day to emulate the real thing by raising and lowering a suitable balloon. I have included some pictures of the rest of my paddle fleet.The 'Rachel Erin' is a freelance sternwheeler 'quarter wheeler' tug that uses a worm drive to the paddles. She does not steer well. The last ship is an enlarged version of Graham Goodchild's Santa Anna.
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    ๐Ÿ“ท RMAS JOYCE A193
    4 years ago by Nutbourne ( Able Seaman)
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    This is one of the limited edition Sirmar kits that was produce in the early 1990โ€™s.this model was made by a friend of mine whoโ€™s a dockyard fitter and turner it was made about twenty eight years ago. Based on a tug that I worked on in and around Portsmouth harbour. This model has a working voith unit opening engine room skylights. Working lights, removable deck hatch to get at the unit like the real boat, the superstructure and gun whales are made from plasticard. The fender was made by a friend to the same type as used on the tug. The wheelhouse is copied like for like. The towing hook is copied from photos and slips like the real one. in all my years I havenโ€™t seen another one like this . Sirmar made twenty numbered hulls as kits .

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    ๐Ÿ“ท Broads River Cruiser Yachts
    4 years ago by NorfolkBroads ( Able Seaman)
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    Some pics of a couple of Norfolk Broads sailing yacht classes I have constructed to precise detail externally, which were built on the Broads as holiday hire fleet craft in 1947 and to the present day.
    One is 1:8 large scale and the other 1:18 scale. The larger scale yacht required a suitable detachable keel bulb for radio control use.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Broads River Cruiser Yachts
    4 years ago by ChrisG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have only just come across these build photos and must say I really do admire both yachts the one shown sailing with the dinghy behind it particularly. I am not surprised that you were overwhelmed with request to buy the kits, to me they are simply lovely. I have a friend who purchased a real one some years ago and had it shipped to Leics and it was on the River Soar, lovely thing with a cabin roof that could be raised for headroom and canvas cabin sides.
    I am sure there would be lots of interest if you resumed production.
    Best regards Chris G

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Broads River Cruiser Yachts
    4 years ago by NorfolkBroads ( Able Seaman)
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    Many thanks Guys, yes we did a trial business in 2016, to test the market 'Broadland Classics'. The initial runs sold with real enthusiasm, and reported back to us the best they had ever had as kits, however, sadly, my own failure was being far to fussy on getting every kit out more than perfect, and treating the kits as so individual to every customer per real commissions, that I slowed down the production process massively, thus creating self worries on demands, which I became concerned if we could not keep up with supply. We were so lucky to have gained the original lines plans from these classics life sized craft, but I had to make a decision, and following our one year trial, ceased, which I recognise broke many potential customers hearts. I was simply not prepared to do mass production in the sense of same, same. Every customer to us had to have their kits as though the real thing, beyond perfect,a commissioned kit if you like. I know perhaps crazy, but there you go, it is what we strived for and just took far longer than any other kit manufacturer to produce.
    We are looking at way of perhaps re-producing the kits that people may enjoy, or even do commissions, but just need to carefully think it all through one final time. Being we have the complete rights to the designs in model form, there is no rush from our part against competition, and of course only we know every real detail imposed on the real Broads craft to relay to every kit.
    Lots to think about all over again, but it has finally come to light following lots of enquiries of our kits, that we simply wanted to show them in their pride and glory here.
    Cheers to you all.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Broads River Cruiser Yachts
    4 years ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nice boats. Do you make those as a business?

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Broads River Cruiser Yachts
    4 years ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Great looking boat.
    Rick

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