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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv
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    I have been doing a bit of re-furbishing and this is the Very old Hobby's kit for The Anglian Trawler, about 18 inches long. The all balsa kit is from the late 1950s. The kit was complete, note the cast lines in the just visible lead weights, these came ready shaped!

    The Mighty Midget electric motor does its bit to give her a healthy turn of speed running on a discarded Sony movie camera 6 volt battery.

    No radio and only for small ponds. I have kept her as was, this is Susie, Just checking!

    Roy

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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Just been looking at all the material from Brighton Toy museum - absolutely amazing ! I had no idea that it existed.
    Definitely will be making a visit.
    Thanks for the tip Roy, and RNinMunich for all the wonderful information about Mighty Midgets, and the Brighton Toy Museum. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv ( Commodore)
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    By the way the Brighton toy museum is a great place to visit. It is tucked away on a lower level to Brighton railway station, but check when it is open first before visiting. They had to drag me out!
    Roy
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv ( Commodore)
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    Hi no problem from me . Carry on the conversation! If you go to RC can I commend the tiny and I do mean tiny esc that you can get from Alibaba and others, just 7 or 8 grams in weight. They will run on 6 cells I would guess up to 4 amps and cost just over a pound each although tax and postage will double that. My last order was for 5 for ยฃ14.00.

    They have the smallest switch you have ever seen on the edge, this enables direct reversing as against in the other position, braking for cars. You will need to change connectors as these use the old type 2 wire receiver battery ones. You can buy male/female pairs ready made very cheaply.
    regards,
    Roy
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    More Mighty Midget / Victory Industries info.
    Also included is info on Victory Industries models.
    I picked up one of their RAF Crash Tender models a few years back, with original box and stand, but missing a few fittings. See last 3 pics. Also seems to have a Mighty Midget motor, 'Complete with Pulley' as advertised๐Ÿ˜
    Runs on three 1.5V pen cells (AA). Motor runs but drive belt missing, long since disintegrated I guess. No sweat, easy to make a new one๐Ÿ˜‰
    Underneath the rear cabin hatch is a crude ON/OFF & reversing switch operated by turning a lifebelt on the cabin roof. Presumably not very reliable cos someone has rewired the boat bypassing this contraption and fitting a simple slide switch.

    I'm still torn between keeping as original or converting with modern motor or motors.
    Either way at least fitting an RC receiver and ESC.
    Adding rudder control is more difficult as there is currently no access to the rudder stocks๐Ÿค”
    Some careful surgery in the aft well deck required.
    Suggestions and tips welcome๐Ÿ˜‰
    Sorry for the Threadjack Roy๐Ÿ˜Œ
    When my workshop is functional again maybe I'll start a refurbish report
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Lots of fascinating info on other vintage ship/boat models and their manufacturers in the third link. Enjoy๐Ÿ˜€


    https://www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk/index/Category:Mighty_Midget
    https://www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk/index/Vosper_double-screw_RAF_crash_rescue_t
    https://www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk/index/Category:Ships_and_boats
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv ( Commodore)
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    Hey You, I have never seen this document before, thanks for sharing.

    Just in case any confusion with overseas price 5/6 would be 5 shillings and 6 pence.

    Nice to see this.
    Roy
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hey-You ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    and here is the Mighty Midget motor instruction sheet.
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv ( Commodore)
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    Mighty Midgets were an industrial motor with I think 7 poles and a ring magnet. Some were direct others had a geared reduction drive.

    The also had a couple of different plastic motor housings. Early ones had a simple brush system with a sort of eyelet only visible, then there was a carbon brush version with a knurled nut retainer, Then the shape changed to almost an oblong shape which I believe are rare.

    They seem to retain the magnetism and although there are no bearings the hard plasic shell shows no sign of wear.

    6 volts at half an amp (3 Watts) is about right for power and compares well with the other small motor of the time the Eveready Tornado,
    I don't think any of the other motors of the time were as good. There was a nice motor used in the Taplin 'servo' that was good but it was much dearer to buy.

    The Japanese motors of the time worked but were not as efficient.

    Roy
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    It's a long time since I last saw a Mighty Midget. Any idea of the specification, output etc ?๐Ÿ˜‰
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv ( Commodore)
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    Hi thatis a nice motor and looks like a new box. They have a good price on ebay.
    Roy
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hey-You ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    shades from my Galloping Ghost days. . . I just happened to have a Victor Industries Mighty Midget ๐Ÿ˜Œ
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commander)
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    Nice boat, looks like Suzi is checking out for the catch of the day ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    'Susie, Just checking!'
    Not surprising Roy, it was fish trawler after all๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜
    Nice job๐Ÿ‘ Great to have it in original configuration (except the battery I guess).
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž



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