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    📝 my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello, would you be interested in taking a look at my workshop? I bought and restored an old trailer a good 3 years ago. If you want, I can show you the process up to the finished workshop in the construction trailer.Here are some pictures so you can see what's going on Year of construction, approx. 1963

    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Thank you chugalone100 for your feedback.
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    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello cdnfurball, you slipped a bit too high with your contribution. But no problem. Thanks for your feedback. Yes, the trailer would be mobile, but I jacked it up in our garden and it should stay that way.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Ok, here are the last pictures. I attached shelves to the front wall for my finished ships. Immediately on the right I converted a kitchen worktop into a workbench, I mounted it a little higher so I can work standing or sitting on a bar stool. On the left there are 2 small cupboards, there is my storage space. As lighting, I attached a large lamp with 2 LED tubes, because the sun rises. In the meantime, things are no longer so neat in the construction trailer, it's just a workshop. That's it, I hope I didn't bore you.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Wait, wait

    😎😎
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Captain)
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    I do havé thé strange feeling that you want to turn your original plan of a workshop into a bed &breakfast. When i see your pictures it looks more as à *****star B&B. Or I m I wrong?
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Good morning
    Now comes the final sprint, at least on the outside of the construction trailer, the window frames with windows, the roof arches are newly made and installed, the white corner profiles are also installed, as is the dummy chimney. Socket and ventilation in the front wall. Apart from the rims and the drawbar, the trailer is finished on the outside. Now comes the interior design.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Then it continued inside. First, insulating material, in the form of glass wool, was installed in the space between the walls. Then it was time to clad the interior walls and ceiling. Finally, laminate was laid on the floor.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    You are in the right place. Will continue soon.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    I am unable to make head or tail of the order in which posts and comments appear so I cannot be sure that I have used the correct 'add comment' box.

    Anyway, I have now seen two lots of pictures showing progress being made on re-cladding the outside of the 'shed', and I like what I see. In fact, I feel quite jealous because this is just the sort of job I love to do.

    Keep the pictures coming, and good luck ! 😉
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    it continues with the back wall and the door. I copied the door based on the old door.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello
    Then we continued with the left wall, here I leave the window and I built it with exactly the same function as in the original state.
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    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello chugalone100

    I'm actually already done, that's a little review. But the idea has something, I just don't have the space.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Let's wait and see. Maybe it's rumours, maybe not.😜😎
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Captain)
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    Flaxbybuck for you a question for me a fact?😂😂😂😂
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    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    And who started these rumours herman ?😉
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    10 months ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Captain)
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    There are rumours spread à round that hé is also building a retractable bed and shower as hé Will not leave this beautifull workshop anymore!
    Thèse are rumours So i don’t know wheather this is through 😂😂
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello
    We continued with the right outer wall, the same process, old boards off, new boards ran. I closed the window on the right side, my workbench will go in there later, but that won't work with the window anymore.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    It’s looking better by the day.
    I can see it now how it will look like.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    okay, let's continue.
    First, I removed the extra boards that were attached. Then it got colorful. I then started with the bulkhead and removed the first original boards and immediately replaced them with new boards. I had to cut each board exactly to size. That's actually how I did it for the whole outer wall.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Flaxbybuck
    Firstly, I'm not a sane person.
    Secondly, I immediately fell in love with the trailer 😍.
    And third, no, I didn't really know what I got myself into.
    But when I started the restoration and I saw how the trailer slowly became my project, I knew I had done everything right. I have to say that I learned to be a car mechanic when I was young and actually didn't have much to do with wood.
    So learning by doing.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    My word! I have only just seen some of your pictures showing the condition the hut was in before you started work on it. Most sane folk would have run a mile upon seeing it. You are obviously of sterner stuff and were not at all fazed at the prospect of months of hard, and dirty, work.
    You have my admiration.
    Please show us how the trailer looks now 😉
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    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇨🇭 Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hallo Wolfgang!!
    Any kind of crafting is always something beautiful. With all the ups and downs, but when you have achieved your dream goal, you can be proud of your handiwork. .
    Wait for more info 😊😊😊😊
    ***
    Jede Art von Basteln ist immer etwas schönes. Mit allen Hoch und Tiefs, aber wenn Dir das geträumte Ziel erreicht ist, darfst Du auch stolz sein auf deine Handarbeit . .
    Warte auf weitere Infos 😊😊😊😊
    Greets Michel-Cl.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Bill
    Yes, I do sleep in between 😔. The trailer is already finished. I needed about 18 months for the renovation. I didn't do anything in winter.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Wolfgang.
    Do you ever sleep with all your doing??😂😂
    Regards
    Bill.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello
    The parking space is also ready and the trailer is in place.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Your workshop is quite a project my friend.
    Lots of work but when all done it will be an stupendous 1/1 Romanichal Vardo.
    😎
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Good morning
    First, I completely gutted the inside of the car. The condition of the wooden framework was actually quite good. I only had to replace a square piece of wood here and there. I didn't have to do anything on the floor, it was still ok. Where the scaffolding has dark spots, it once rained. The inner wall and ceiling consisted of thin cardboard, which is where real wooden boards come at the end.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇨🇦 cdnfurball ( Warrant Officer)
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    I would really like to see what you do with it as a workshop.
    Looks like could be a cozy little set up.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Another Goody Chugalone👍
    And now, at GREAT expense "The Plank".
    With a magnificent All Star cast.
    They don't make 'em like that anymore, mores the pity.
    Enjoy😁😂🤣 Cheers, Doug 😎

    PS: Watch at your own risk.
    I take no responsibility for injuries caused by falling off chairs laughing!


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    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    👍🤣🤣🤣😎
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Captain)
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    When it is ready you only need a horse or a donkey and you Will be become thé travelling modelboat builder!!! This would be quite unique and you would be thé first one!!!!
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    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    It’s time to go to work
    Chop Chop Chop
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello
    Here is the trailer at our home. The first diagnosis.....there is a lot to do. Boards were screwed over the original wall, they will all come off for now. The window can be opened by pulling it inwards and dropping it between the wall. To close it, pull it back up with the ribbon. Everything is still in its original condition. As I said, year of manufacture approx. 1963.
    The last picture shows the original wall.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I paid 1000 euros for it, not renovated. I guess I invested another 500 - 1000 euros for the restoration. And yes, I'm a trailer for construction sites and road construction, still common in Germany, but a bit more comfortable than this one.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇲🇽 BillH2 ( Recruit)
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    How much does it cost to buy a trailer like this????
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    This trailer looks very much like a shepherd's hut or road mender's hut as seen in the UK years ago. They are now converted for use as holiday accommodation and fetch ridiculous prices.
    Good luck with your conversion😉
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Nice trailer, I'm also there for the construction report. I will show the next pictures tomorrow. There's still a lot to come for you.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    WolfgangB
    Today when I woke up the first email I opened was the one of your workshop and I flipped.
    For a very long time I have being a fan of these kind of “Gipsy Wagons”, I even have a model that soon I will put together.
    There is a long story about UK Gipsy Wagons.
    Their intricate carpentry work and art are marvelous.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/223419833/gypsy-caravan-kit-build-your-own-vardo?re
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Cenbeth
    The trailer has the foundation walls of 2 m x 3 m. Unfortunately, there are no plans. My plan from the start was to replace all the walls, inside and out, with the rotting wood. Close the right window with wood. Inside on the front wall, shelves for my models, a worktop on the right almost along the entire length. There used to be a wood stove in there, electric heating comes in, the chimney remains as a dummy, that's something. Those were my plans, which I implemented for the most part. All in all, I want to rebuild as much as possible in the original state.
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    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks interesting. What are the floor dimensions and do you have any plans?
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Ok, I'll just start. I have little space in my house for my hobby, so something had to be found and then I got the offer for this construction trailer. I struck immediately. In the next pictures I'll tell you a little bit about how I restored it. I found him in that condition. I didn't know then how much work I still had to do. In total I used a good 2500 screws and a lot of wood but more on that later. As I said, that's how I found the trailer.
    💬 Re: my workshop
    10 months ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Captain)
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    Hou still havé quite some painting to do 😂😂
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    📝 TUG POWER
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    It is majestic to see these tugs at work.

    http://industrialscenery.blogspot.com/2017/07/bow-steering-unit-for-illinois-riv
    💬 Re: TUG POWER
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 roycv ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Lewz thanks for the web cam on the Keokuk lock. I am taking rather a long time to build a Dumas kit of American Beauty so fascinated watching the tow boats and their barges.
    I have a pair of barges although rather austere and really just boxes.
    American wood used by Dumas could do with a lot of quality control.

    I found a great video of full size American Beauty with a large load showing all the detail left out by Dumas.

    I shall keep your webcam site to watch for a long while now.🤗🤗🤗
    Cheers
    Roy
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    💬 Re: TUG POWER
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 Olly999 ( Able Seaman)
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    Are they what we used to call "Lash barges"? If so, I didn't know they were still in use.
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    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 LewZ ( Captain)
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    I occasionally watch live streaming video of Lock 19 at Keokuk Iowa on the Northern Mississippi River. There is a turn just north of the lock, so they (US Army Corps of Engineers) keep a smaller pushboat there to help turn "tows" especially when the wind is up. Also saw the American Bueaty pass- live.

    Lew
    Florida, USA 🇺🇸

    Link:
    https://www.youtube.com/live/KglFyCnp65Y?feature=share
    📝 "Mississippi Steamboats" ?
    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    Perhaps not a true description with both boats being battery powered ! however - just for fun I thought it would be nice to showcase together, similar boats sailed at my own local model boat club and some of those sailed at the Hayling club - a sort of "Model Club Twinning".


    https://buxtonmodelboatclub.co.uk/
    https://himbc.co.uk/
    💬 Re: "Mississippi Steamboats" ?
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    She is a beauty. Many hours of hard work went into creating this outstanding model.
    Congratulations.😮
    💬 Re: "Mississippi Steamboats" ?
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 Hhager2 ( Midshipman)
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    L working on my Creole Queen
    Railings etc trim is last step. DE 1049 USN Garcia hull ready to be shipped to me. Scale Model Ships 5 ft long hull. My last big build. It will take a year to finish. Creole is a lot of work so far over a year in it

    Just almost done with 1/32 Lindburg PT109 Hit it at hobby shop back room for $50

    Have to talk to manufacturer on DEc1040 it’s still in California hope to get it shipped soon
    📝 Just for fun!
    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 exsnapper ( Leading Seaman)
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    Copied from FB, but made me laugh somewhat. 🤗

    💬 Re: Just for fun!
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Great picture of the jet on a barge.
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    💬 Re: Just for fun!
    11 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent Chugalone👍
    BTW Did you know that the Swiss also have an Aircraft Carrier?
    They do you know😁 Photo attached.
    Hadn't realised that there was a VTOL version of the F18!
    😎
    💬 Re: Just for fun!
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    How about this one?
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    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Made me laugh too.
    It appeals to my sense of humour 😂
    💬 Re: Just for fun!
    11 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    But Dr John 😮 ...

    😁😎
    💬 Re: Just for fun!
    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 johnf ( Warrant Officer)
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    I think that I will stick with my old rubber ducks!!

    Dr John F Leeds and Bradford MBC. 😊😊😊
    📝 Return visit to - Hayling Island Model Boat Club
    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    On a visit to Hayling Island last year, I met and sailed members of the Hayling Island Model Boat Club at their local venue at Mill Rythe.
    May this year provided me the opportunity for a return visit.
    Many thanks again to all members for the hospitality shown.
    Special thanks to Greg, Rob and Mike (the Swan Whisperer) !.


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    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Phil I love the picture of the Inga IV motor yacht, I bought an un loved example last year and am currently refurbishing it there is a blog on this site of the rebuild this is a picture of the real craft
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    💬 Re: Return visit to - Hayling Island Model Boat Club
    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Very impressive display.Congratulations to all concerned.
    Bill👍
    💬 Re: Return visit to - Hayling Island Model Boat Club
    11 months ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Captain)
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    Nice,built models, well taken photographs, and from what I read a nice bunch of friends. What else can a man want!
    💬 Re: Return visit to - Hayling Island Model Boat Club
    11 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Phil
    Nice pics, thanks for showing. It's always a nice thing to be welcomed into other clubs.
    📝 HMS Buttercup.Maiden Voyage
    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Filmed a while ago but just re found this short maiden voyage clip of the above.
    First test run.All went well.Voyage lasted roughly thirty min and this is one short clip.
    Difficult filming on your own.
    Regards Bill.

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    11 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Bill,
    Hope your Missus doesn't see your last post, or
    YOU will end up in the canal! 😮😠💥
    Stay safe🤞
    😎
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    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    “Three hands and two brains!!”
    Three hands would be handy!!😂😂😂
    Two brains would be very dangerous in my case as I struggle with the one I have.

    Yes the smokers do make a funny noise on start up,but are great for these size models.
    I know they are 8ml but I do pop in 10 without any problems.
    If I let the wife video for me the phone would end up in the canal.😂😂
    Take care chaps 👍
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    11 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Difficult filming on your own."
    Agreed Bill👍
    You need 3 hands and 2 brains!🙄
    When I want to vid a boat I take my camera girl Gisela with me.❤️
    Costs a plate of ribs and a beer from the adjacent Biergarten, but what the heck😁

    Great result BTW, impressive.
    I have several of the Seuthe Smokers, earmarked for Plastic Magic projects.
    Main disadvantage for larger models is the limited oil capacity, 8ml🤔
    They make a curious 'snap crackle and pop' noise in action🙉 do yours?
    I also have some older Graupner versions which have the advantage of a wick to slurp up the oil from a larger reservoir.
    Cheers, Doug😎
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    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Doogle.
    Thank you.
    The smoker used is a Seuthe No 5. 6volt power placed inside the funnel.
    Regards Bill
    💬 Re: HMS Buttercup.Maiden Voyage
    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Very nice modelling and a lovely video. What's the smoke generator that you're using?
    📝 Ferrari race boat
    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 dave976 ( Captain)
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    Adrian a fellow club member has been building this model for a few years and finally put it on the water on Monday.


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    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 dave976 ( Captain)
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    Adrian had cut the brushless motor power to 45% as it was his first test run. He intends to redistribute the weight and increase the power and see how it goes on the next test. I will try and be present and video to see how he fares.
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    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    10 months ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Captain)
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    The engines sound like the 9 th symphony of Beethovén. You love it or you hâte it
    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Vice Admiral)
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    I’ve always liked the shovel nose hydros. I have a couple of “fast” boats, a Graupner Ecospeed and a little outrigger hydro with a 4000kv brushless motor….but I really, really want to do a shovel nose, scale and fast(ish).
    The Ferrari looks nice. Your friend did a nice job on her. I think her lack of speed is less power than balance. When they are running right hydros are basically skimming the water on the sponsons and the aft end is supported by the lift of the prop, very little hull in the water. Don’t let him give up on her!!
    Cash
    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    11 months ago by 🇦🇺 Gt108 ( Master Seaman)
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    Weight and power are always issues on small wood high speed models I built Amati kit of riva aquarama a nice looking model but too heavy for realistic rc
    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    That camera man standing behind the pilot it’s the bravest person on earth.😜
    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Spot On Ronald!
    Airplane engines were the only way to get the Power and Speed Desired.
    Gotta Love that Direct Drive, Not for the Faint of Heart!
    Trev
    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    11 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Here are how they should run including a rooster tail


    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    11 months ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Captain)
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    I thought that the original was with a petrol engine! Or am I wrong?
    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 dave976 ( Captain)
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    Thanks for the comments which I will share with Adrian. The model has a brushless motor and LiPo but is as you can see still too heavy. The balance is also wrong as evidenced by the sharp angle of attack at speed. I know he intends to continue with modifications so I will post further if and when.
    dave976
    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Commodore)
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    A nice build 👌
    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Beautiful model and compliments to your friend for building it. I am ashamed to admit I bought one about 10 years ago and loved it, spent hours admiring it but was never impressed with it on the water and I am afraid like your video looked more like a sub than a hydroplane. I think it is certainly a model which would be at its best with a I/C power unit which is not acceptable these days on most lakes, mores the pity.
    This is taking nothing away from the craftmanship employed building a beautiful classic, I wish to this day I had`nt sold mine.
    Regards ChrisG
    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    11 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Admiral)
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    I remember watching the 12 cylinder Merlin powered Big Boats called Hydroplanes when they raced on Lake Washington, near Seattle. Long rooster tails, lots of noise too.
    Miss Budweiser, Miss Thriftway, and many other sponsors too had those big boats.

    Ronald
    📝 Changed motor in St. Pierre Dory
    11 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Admiral)
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    I like the new motor, it has a higher voltage rating than the Graupner 400 which is 6 volts.

    💬 Re: Changed motor in St. Pierre Dory
    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    I would agree with others, viz. use a smaller prop. When a motor gets hot it normally indicates too high a resistance from the prop, so try a couple of smaller sizes and monitor its performance.
    Good luck😉
    💬 Re: Changed motor in St. Pierre Dory
    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 roycv ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi good idea, have you been out on the water yet?

    I have several 12 -18 volt motors the size of a 550 and run them on 6 -7.2 volts and they will turn over a big prop 45 - 50 mm.

    This looks good on a cargo ship where you can almost watch the prop turn over. They do not get hot and have a low current drain. Bonus is they are often cheap! Also I can use slightly cheaper NiMh batteries of about 3300mAhs.

    I have a few Pittman motors originally scrounged out of computer tape decks 40 years ago. They are almost silent and work really well.

    I always check for hot batteries or motors as I do not want current diverted from the motor to heating up the drive train.

    Following a friend I have also found a cheap and effective and silent U/J. It is plastic flexible tubing about 3/8ths inch diameter in less than 2 inch lengths.

    You can use it in place of the Huco U/J, keeping the brass inserts on which it is a tight fit. Or if you have a threaded shaft a largish pair of nuts locked together with the tubing forced over them.

    They need to be in a straight line and a few fast forward and reverses settles the tubing into position. The drive is silent and efficient and good for up to 20 watts or so.
    regards
    Roy
    📝 St.Pierre Plans
    11 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Others may wish to consider building a dory too. I got the plans for mine from John Gardner’s book “ The Dory Book”, it’s available from The Wooden Boats store.

    https://www.woodenboatstore.com

    https://www.woodenboatstore.com
    💬 Re: St.Pierre Plans
    11 months ago by 🇨🇦 cdnfurball ( Warrant Officer)
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    Ronald, Nice little build

    Wooden boat magazine is amazing, beautiful restorations, new builds and general information. Well worth the money
    📝 Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    11 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Today, as the temperature rose to nearly 90F/31C the St.Pierre Dory was launched at Balsam Lake Provincial Park. Water was pleasantly calm. My grandson handled the controls while myself and Grandma took pictures to document the event.

    Very pleased with how well it performed. It is very sea worthy even riding the swells left by passing full-size runabouts.

    The only issue was the motor was extremely hot to the touch. This could be caused from the wrong prop.

    💬 Re: Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 BarryS ( Warrant Officer)
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    She certainly handles well in the water. That would be a nice one to enjoy cruising around with. From the video it looks like the velocity is more of a speed boat rather than a dory.
    Nice job!
    Barry
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    💬 Re: Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    11 months ago by 🇨🇦 RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Ronald, the prop is actually 1-3/4" ... in the photo you hav indexed the left blade to the end of your ruler, not the "0" point on the ruler. My 33" PT109 calls for a single 1" plastic prop to reach scale speed. I think you need a smaller diameter & much less pitch to alleviate your motor heating issue. Heatsinking, & watercooling or a fan will not fix your issue.
    💬 Re: Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 roycv ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi if the Graupner 400 is anything like the MFA 380 then it is a 40 watt motor. Rather a lot of power for your dory. I would guess that when you use your throttle that from half throttle to full throttle there is not a lot of difference in speed.
    I have suspended experiments with a similar motor in a 16 inch Huntsman as it just tries to climb up a wall of water. Not sure if it is weight balance or what.

    As you surmised originally, a smaller prop and I note the motor has a 6volt marking and 7.2 volts is 20% over voltage. I agree reduce the load and you will get a much longer run-time as well.
    Good luck.
    Roy
    💬 Re: Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    11 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Motor is a 400 and prop 1 1/4” nylon
    See photos
    💬 Re: Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 roycv ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi as far as your hot motor goes there is a rule of thumb if you can measure the stall current of the motor. It is very likely that the most efficient speed of the motor is just 20% of this figure. The motor should then run cool.

    I expect you are right, the prop is too large or the pitch too great all this would increase the load on the motor. Also as there would be less heating of the motor, the current flow doing the heating would be directed out of the back of the boat where it belongs.

    Hope I am not teaching grandma to suck eggs!

    regards
    Roy
    💬 Re: Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Nice photos and video 👍
    💬 Re: Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    11 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Admiral)
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    One more video
    💬 Re: Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
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    Well on you. Interesting model.
    💬 Re: Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    11 months ago by 🇨🇦 RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Mrs.B certainly gets around Ontario. One minute she's in Hamilton, the next she's in .....⛵
    📝 Imai1/40 "Half Moon"
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    This is my very first wood model. I started to build her long time ago but when I got to the rigging part, I came to a screeching halt do to the lack of rigging knowledge.
    After several years of being built without rigging, our cleaning lady knocked it off the base to the floor. It was a total disaster, 3 years after that, I decided to refurbished it and do the rigging with the help of this book.

    💬 Re: Imai1/40 "Half Moon"
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    The rest of the pictures.
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    💬 Re: Imai1/40 "Half Moon"
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Maybe you guys have heard of the Imai (Japanese company out of production), but you can still purchase the model Through:

    https://www.japan-wooden-model-kits-zootoyz.shop/contents/en-us/p710_HALF-MOON-W
    💬 Re: Imai1/40 "Half Moon"
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Here is the finished model and how I scratched build the falconets.
    I will create a log to show everyone how I do my paper flags.
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    📝 Buxton Model Boat Club
    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    Spring Fair in Buxton


    💬 Re: Buxton Model Boat Club
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 BarryS ( Warrant Officer)
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    That looks like a wonderful day to enjoy. Having a continuous audience of spectators and possible new recruits is a big plus!
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    💬 Re: Buxton Model Boat Club
    11 months ago by 🇬🇧 RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks a lovely pond, like the maneuvering challenge. How big is it ? It’s made me thinking about building one for our club.👍
    💬 Re: Buxton Model Boat Club
    11 months ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent stuff Phil, I definitely have a severe case of pond envy now 😂

    JB
    📝 Boat Names
    11 months ago by 🇨🇦 Brightwork ( Captain)
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    I am finally getting around to having names put on my boats. With the technology available now its easy and cheap to do it.

    💬 Re: Boat Names
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
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    Well on you. 👍 Callie is the greatest! Some graphics she recently did for me.
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    💬 Re: Boat Names
    11 months ago by 🇨🇦 Brightwork ( Captain)
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    Chumm444 Yes I also use Callie
    💬 Re: Boat Names
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
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    So after you create the text how do you turn it into a medium for application on your boats. Decal? Callie? Krikut?
    FYI, I use Callie.
    📝 Great Day in Hamilton,Ontario, Canada
    11 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Admiral)
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    My wife and I went to the Confederation Modellers Annual Event yesterday. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
    Maybe Garth, Rick, or others will provide comments as to details and such as we were only visitors though I did show my latest built, the St.Pierre Dory.

    💬 Re: Great Day in Hamilton,Ontario, Canada
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Midshipman)
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    Any more photos of your St Pierre dory? Looks like a some fine boat.
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    💬 Re: Great Day in Hamilton,Ontario, Canada
    11 months ago by 🇨🇦 Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks like a fun day, I'll have to try to make it to one of your events
    💬 Re: Great Day in Hamilton,Ontario, Canada
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 BarryS ( Warrant Officer)
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    What fun! I would have loved to be there to enjoy a wonderful day.
    Barry
    💬 Re: Great Day in Hamilton,Ontario, Canada
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 Len1 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    looks like a good time was had. Nice collection of boats. It must take a lot of work to set up and fill the pool. Love the idea of the idea of the trains,
    💬 Re: Great Day in Hamilton,Ontario, Canada
    11 months ago by 🇨🇦 cdnfurball ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looks like there was a good turn out on an enjoyable day. If there are more pictures by other attendees, please post them
    Thank you
    📝 Push Tug Rescue Boat
    11 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    This is nuts but I’m already designing what my scratch built rescue boat will look like.
    I’m hand drawing all of the lines on tracing paper in case that I need to change something but in the next few days I will clean it and finish it so you guys could see it.
    After complete I will build a separate contraction somehow looking like this one that could be assembled whenever is needed and taken off to carry away.

    If you guys don’t mind, I would like to your version of your rescue boats.

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