Model Boats Website A Place For All Model Boaters en-us Tue, 23 May 2017 07:42:35 GMT Tue, 23 May 2017 07:42:35 GMT The Model Boats Website DAMEN STAN 4207 Often see the real ship sailing in an out of Ramsgate, great model! Regards Dave Tue, 23 May 2017 07:25:22 GMT Lightship few more photos. also i have put a led flashing light in as well on 3 little earing aide batterys david Tue, 23 May 2017 06:07:08 GMT Pics of running gear and skins The pic posted by Inkoust says it all really. The original Aerokits and many other models from the 1960s all had steep angled propshafts. This was necessary to allow for the large IC engines fitted. Modern electric motors do not require the same depth inside the hull so the prop shaft can be mounted at a much lesser angle, producing a faster and more controllable model. It would be relatively eas Tue, 23 May 2017 05:24:21 GMT Oil Sump for Gearbox? Hi Inkoust I think we have already discounted an oil bath. Sorry but grease should never be used in any gearbox unless it is completely enclosed as any dirt or grit that gets into the grease will destroy both the bearings and gears. A light oiling before each sail will provide all the lubrication required. Dave Tue, 23 May 2017 05:08:37 GMT Oil Sump for Gearbox? Hello, I do not know if it's good to put an oil bathtub in the boat. I think it would be enough to use the grease that they give to the racing car models. I used it a few times and it was great. Grease stays on gears and is not thrown away. Then only the cover of the gearbox is sufficient to prevent the ship from being accidentally wiped. But I prefer to use 6V power motors for 12V and 24V instead Tue, 23 May 2017 01:20:44 GMT Slowly does it. That's what it's apparently generally come to mean 😎 What you describe is a Cardan Shaft or double Cardan joint! Tue, 23 May 2017 11:04:59 GMT Slowly does it. That's interesting, didn't know that! Always thought it only became a cardan when a short shaft had a UJ at each end to to change the drive plane. Live and learn!😁 Tue, 23 May 2017 10:53:00 GMT Slowly does it. Hi, Strictly speaking the UJ is a Cardan link! Named after Jerome Cardan (Geronimo Cardano) †1576 Italian mathematician, its inventor. 😉 Whatever! fid - if it feels good - do it! Main thing is to enjoy what you are doing. 👍 We all just wanted to help you avoid disappointment with the performance.😭 Greetings also to Zdenek in Prague. He knows what he's doing folks! Check out some of th Tue, 23 May 2017 10:16:30 GMT Paint removal Thanks onetenor Tue, 23 May 2017 10:11:00 GMT Slowly does it. All getting involved now! I suspect it looks worse in the pictures because the prop thrust will definitely pass over the rudder although perhaps not ideally. And I don't have a cardan shaft, just a uj because as I said, simple appealled for a part time hobby as this is to me. My aim was to see if I could form the wooden hull like my Dad did on the fireboat cos I always admired the shape but of cou Tue, 23 May 2017 09:58:38 GMT