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    Cruise ships
    I know this is nothing to do with model boat building, but I hope I can assume that we all have an interest in real ships and shipping. Now, call me an old fuddy duddy if you like, but I can't help thinking how ugly most modern cruise liners have become. Slab sided, cliffs of steel hiding floating holiday resorts. Functional yes, but hardly a thing of beauty. The only exceptions in my opinion are the ships belonging to the Fred Olsen line. There we have four nice traditional ships, Braemar, Boudicca, Black
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    and Balmoral, all with real style. Nerys
    11 months ago by Nerys
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    "Square Coconuts R us" indeed Sub! Doh πŸ€• Go stand in the corner 'til your next
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    ! 😎 BTW Any chance of a link to the jjc site?
    11 months ago by RNinMunich
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    FLEET TO SUB. Lt Rooky: CET 00:59. "will not be pursuing pensioners, as they will all be tucked up in bed." And you too I suppose Sub. πŸ™„ Very well. Stand down and report for the Forenoon
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    instead. HQ will instruct Lt. Cmdr. Marky to send his Eastern Flotilla to cover for you. You'll owe him a decent bottle of the Water of Life, 16 year single malt at least!πŸ˜‰ FLEET//😎
    12 months ago by RNinMunich
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    "Noa shipwrecks noabody drowndin in fact nuthin t' laff at at orll!" So FLEET's turning in. Rooky, you have the
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    , change the battery for me please 😁 Good and peaceful night All. 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    "I suggest we go round the bay twice,back to port, then head for the Smugglers Arms" FLASH: NEW ORDERS: IMMEDIATE ACTION: Excellent suggestion Warrant! You are herewith detailed to take an RHIB Fast Interceptor, with a squad of Marines, and make a reccy tour of the Bay of Biscay!😊 Twice if you like it! Rendezvous with Midshipwoman Nerys at 0700 ZULU at coordinates 51°19'03.8"N 3°32'51.3"W. On the Welsh / English border mid Bristol Channel, approx 10km off St Donats. Subsequently proceed to Barry Harbour to hand over to the Forenoon
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    . Have a nice trip Warrant πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ Who said it's tough at the top!? 😁 MESSAGE ENDS: FLEET:😎 Mesage timed at 0155 CET.
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    Orders from the boss.
    "so many boats, and many kits to build, I can't let a bargain go by, I tell my wife I'm saving them for when I get to old age, (am there already) she says I will never live long enough to build them, so my reply is, I have have less house jobs/gardening, it give me more time to build boats! " He he😁 That could have been written by me PeterπŸ‘ Except that I abolished the institution of wife after two disastersπŸ€” Feel free to use my Model Log list XL framework to put your own data in Peter. Mine grows spasmodically, as I think of new data items to include, such as payload and which RX, motors and ESCs etc from the stash I decided to use for a particular model. If I get a Round TuitπŸ˜‰ Saves me having to reinvent the wheel every time😊 You may also notice that the list indicates where I already have etched parts or wooden decks for various models. It's by no means complete but a start! Cheers, Doug😎 I assume you are signing on for the Middle
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    with Midshipwoman Nerys! Good manπŸ‘
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    Don't panic Middy Nerys "You'll never walk alone"!πŸ˜‰ WO Rooky and Chief Cash have reported for duty. Lt. jg (Feline) is busy retraining his Red River Patrol crews for the Catnip raids!πŸ™„ Oh well! I guess SEALs eat fish as well πŸ˜‰ Lt. Commander C.H. is drifting about somewhere! If you come across him haul him aboard please. He might be muttering incoherently about motor mounts and weevils in his keel or some such πŸ™„ wrap him in a blanket and give him a hot toddy in the Gun RoomπŸ‘ He might be accompanied by CPO Jacko? Sub Lt. Dodgy has come aboard unannounced, commensurate with his Black Ops. slithy tove duties! β€˜Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe." (The Admiral is musing over his Grauer Burgunder πŸ˜‹ whilst
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    ing an excellent series of documentaries about the WW2 submarine wars in the Atlantic and Pacific - Hell Underwater!) Midshipman Fireboat was also sighted but he's still tied up debugging and protecting the MoD computer net from hackers and Russian (and US☹️) intrusions! Thus not available for deck duty. PO 1st Class Steve, from Down-under - ANZAC Division, has put in an appearance but is still absorbed in the trials of his new-fangled Hi Tech rowing boat. Beyond me but he seems to be enjoying it πŸ˜‰ Commodore Figtree has retreated to his Man Cave to recuperate from the unfortunate Ocean Going Tug debacle. You win some - you lose some! I fear Congress, SWMBO Commitee, will delete the program from his Western Command budget though!πŸ€” So it looks like you have the deck Middy, with the able support of WO Rooky and Chief Cash.πŸ‘ Have this week seen with pleasure the construction reports of various candidates for the Admiral's new yacht (er .. I mean barge😜) Good works chapsπŸ‘πŸ‘ Steady as she goes Midship(wo)man. (Allow the Admiral to digress for a momentπŸ˜‰) Origin of Woman! Adam was lonely in the Garden of Eden so the Lord agreed to create a companion for him. Using one of Adam's ribs (Ouch!) as 'raw material' the Lord set about creating his companion. When He was finished he took three steps back to contemplate the result and - spontaneously exclaimed -- "WO MAN!!") CU on the Forenoon
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    , will be expecting a full report of the nights excursions!! Just try to keep the fuel bills down please πŸ€” Sec of the Navy tells me Congress has been on his case again about fuel budgets! G'night AllπŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€ Weather report Munich area attached. "Paddy's Hurricane" πŸ˜‰
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    Middy Nerys, on board for Middle and Morning
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    es. Seems to be a deserted ship. Is everyone on weekend leave and not told me? Is anyone joining me tonight?
    1 year ago by Nerys
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    03.10 hrs in the Middle
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    . Sea slight, wind Force 0- 1. Visibility good. All quiet, Rooky and I have taken full advantage of the high standards of catering in the Gun Room and now awaiting the duty steward with mugs of hot chocolate. Interesting conversation with one of the look-outs. He's wondering if we should look out for refugees in small boats escaping from BorisTrumpland. WO Nerys
    1 year ago by Nerys
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    Lt Marky and WOs Nerys and Rooky are on duty so the safety of the ship is assured. Full
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    is aboard so Fleet is hitting the hammock.πŸ’€ (Deluxe double version of courseπŸ˜‰, fully equipped with stabilisers, SATTV RX, sherry, port, and single malt whisky dispensers. Oh yes and a newfangled JTIDS secure datalink to the units at sea, Sea Lords and MoD. Must learn how to switch the damn thing on some time😁) G'night All 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    WO Nerys reporting on board. Ready for duty starting with the Middle
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    . I'll be in the Gun Room until then.
    1 year ago by Nerys
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    Sorry to hear that NerysπŸ€” Glad to hear that she is fitted out thoughπŸ‘ Look forward to seeing "Nellie" in your Harbour in due course. BTW: Thanks πŸ™„ for sending your rotten weather over to us☹️ Scheduled to arrive in the Forenoon
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    on Monday!! 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    Apologies, can't think what I was thinking about. Middle
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    , Midnight to 4am. Morning
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    4am to 8am. Consider myself suitably reprimanded, I'll do both Dogs today to make up for it. Perhaps your Boris avoidance scheme would be worth considering. Could the Welsh Navy find a new home base, I like the Bodenzee, so how about Friedrichshafen? Nerys
    1 year ago by Nerys
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    Report acknowledged with thanks Chief πŸ‘ Rainstorms have passed through here. Skies now clear, up to 30Β°C forecast, light breeze. Congrats to your CO🎁 Will take up the "promotion" issue with the First Sea Lord! Carry on Chief, CU on the Dog
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    πŸ˜‰
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    Since when were OOWs allowed to be indisposed, never happened in the old days. This new Navy! Suppose that means I'm standing the Middle
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    again? Fine if I am, the new shipyard is in very capable hands. Will we see you for breakfast in the CPO's mess? G'night. Nerys
    1 year ago by Nerys
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    Good morning CPO Rooky, I see you are aboardπŸ‘ Didn't you just go on leave? Right on time for the Middle
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    thoughπŸ˜‰ The ship is yours Chief, have a quiet night. G'night, Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    CPO Rooky! I don't recall receiving your Leave chit (in triplicate)!? Hm! Another admin SNAFU I suppose πŸ™„ Oh well, see on the Morning
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    on the 18th. You'll miss my birthday tot in the Wardroom on the 17th though πŸ€” 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    Hm! OK Chief we'll let it go this time. Report to Cmdr. Rob for the Middle
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    . Then assist Chief Nerys on the Morning
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    . Are you sure you didn't wander into the SONAR Office by mistake? CU on the Forenoon. 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    Am I standing the Morning
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    as usual, Sir? Nerys
    1 year ago by Nerys
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    For the uninitiated, these are the traditional
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    times. First
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    20.00 - 00.00 Middle
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    00.00 - 04.00 Morning
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    04.00 - 08.00 Forenoon
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    08.00 - 12.00 Afternoon
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    12.00 - 16.00 1st Dog
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    16.00 - 18.00 2nd Dog
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    18.00 - 20.00 Sweet dreams, Nerys
    1 year ago by Nerys
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    Cargo carrying under sail- today!
    Thanks Doug. I've seen many pictures and videos of Bisquines over the years, traditional sailing craft of all sorts have been a passion ever since I can remember. I think it started with my uncle who worked at Ranks Mills on Barry Dock, now long gone, taking me from a very early age to see any sailing craft that came in . That varied from the big sailing ships coming in at the end of the grain races from Australia to the local ketches and trows. I really was suggesting you look at the 'Transport a la voile' website which is all about the small sailing craft carrying cargoes between Brittany and Cornwall and other routes today. Somebody else can have the Morning
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    , I'm turning in. Good night. Nerys.
    1 year ago by Nerys
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    Magnetic motors
    Doug, yeah, leaving them in water to see if the VP will shrink is obviously a non starter. I guess you could nip down the road an hour or two and see if you can find a Swiss
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    Maker who could get it down to 30mm Dia. If you do find one, I will order a couple of 40mm for my tug and a further on for my trawler. As to the Magnetic Motors, for me its about space in the model to fit enough generation capacity to meet the full load requirements. Assuming the load current can be generated, a method of switching in or out the magnetic gen sets as the load varies will be required. I am assuming that you will need more than one unit. Then, as you say we need a direct reversing ESC that will handle both the load and the power from the magnetic get sets as opposed to the nice smooth supply from a battery. Big Boys Toys like ships and rail locos have a Thyristor Bridge to do it, We could use suitable transistors or high current power micro circuits to build a DIY one. Having said all this, is it a value solution to save the fitting of a battery? Loads of different views and issues to weigh up for each modeller to reach there own conclusion. For now I have to much invested in batteries, not only as power sources but also as ballast!
    1 year ago by ikseno99
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    Welcome to the 'Dog
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    ' Nerys πŸ‘ Cheers, Down the hatch!
    1 year ago by RNinMunich


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