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    Slightly confused newbie
    Sorry JB but, Total waste of time and postage.😲 1. The Mtroniks ESC and your TX appear to be working as
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    d. If you arbitrarily reverse the servo output at the TX then you must tell the ESC that, i.e. go through the Mtroniks setup process again. 2. if the whole thing works just fine with the servo reverse switch on the TX set to reverse - so what? Why mess about and waste money? There seems to be no particular standard for what is 'Normal' or 'Reverse' between manufacturers. I have noticed this phenomenon with several manufacturers. In particular between older 40MHz sets and 2.4Gig sets of recent Eastern manufacture. I just set the TX switches so that everything works the way I want and 'Bob's yer Uncle, Fanny's yer Aunt'. I really don't care if it's 'Normal' or 'Reversed' - "If it works - DON'T FIX IT!!" Whatever, I would be MOST interested in Mtroniks response. I don't believe there is anything wrong with the ESC.πŸ˜‰ Please post their answer πŸ‘ And yes, I have several Viper Marines in operation with no problems. Just follow the instructions as John posted above, and IF you change anything at the TX - TELL THE ESC!! Good luck, Doug 😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
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    internet sales
    Totally agree with all points mentionedπŸ‘, another way is to make a note of the things you need, now and in the future i.e. glue, fittings,paint etc, and then visit the model boat shows
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    d around the UK, some are close, others not, for me I like Doncaster show, Haydock and Blackpool, going to shows allows you to choose from various traders and cherry pick the bits you want, it works for me along with the internet for items wanted NOW! cheers Peter😊
    11 months ago by Rookysailor
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    aeronaut classic
    Hi Simon, Glad to help😊 I'm just one of many 'Bin there done that' guys on this site. I have no complaints about the Turnigy motors or ESCs. Not too expensive and seem to work 'as
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    d' πŸ‘ When you read the blog you will realise that I did not build the kit (and that I have a nutty sense of humour😁). My Dad built it in the early sixties. I 'simply😲' restored it and upgraded it. Attached pics show the Before and After 😊 The original motor was a Taycol Target field coil motor. I decided to convert that to work with a modern reversible ESC and fit it to an ancient Billing Boats fish cutter that I am slowly restoring and converting from static to working model. Last pic shows the initial 'trial fit' of the motor. The motor restoration / conversion is also described in the Sea Scout blog, as are the materials I used for the restoration. Looking forward to your clips, hope the weather holds up. Whatever you do, however you do it, have fun doing it😁 As my German friends like to say; 'I wish you always a hand's breadth of water under your keel' πŸ˜‰ Cheers, Doug 😎
    12 months ago by RNinMunich
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    Maree III sharpie 10 Rater
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272480053426 They sell it in a number of sizes. Worked well but despite my calculations and buying extra I did not have quite enough. Beginning to wonder if the volume figure they
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    is a little short. I've thrown the pots away now so can't measure it. Held up well casting 6.5Kg of lead. I even did it twice because my first pore was a little slow so the finish keel was not pretty so I cut it up and did it again. Steve
    1 year ago by steve-d
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    34'' RAF Crash Tender Windows
    I had a ride on it 2 years ago, 102 was the number on the boat. I think it might have been an HSL. Sorry for the confusion but it was
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    d on TV as a fire boat rescue launch. I won the ride with a local radio station phone in quiz while on holiday in Somerset. Cheers Colin.
    1 year ago by Colin H
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    Sails
    Google PJ Sails, left side of his page select 'Sails', on the pdf page 8 he
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    s sails for the Thunder Tiger 'Victoria' πŸ‘
    1 year ago by Kipper
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    event day
    My groups event "Cone and try it" is today 1st of July but the banner
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    ment shows it as tomorrow despite the correct date showing. Is the website set to a different time zone?
    1 year ago by Bryan-the-pirate
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    Brace yourself!
    Trying to rig the main tops'l and mizzen tops'l braces, I found the winch servos seemed to rotate more than the 3.5 times I thought they did. Oddly, one rotated 4.5 times and the other 4.25 times. I plugged in other winch servos and got the same results, but my DX6 transmitter didn't have a servo-travel setting that I could find in the manual. So I made new winch drums - again - based on what the servos were doing. The fore tops'l brace was fine, but the main seemed to pull one side more than the other side. I mentioned this oddity on RCGroups and someone suggested the DX6 did have a servo travel setting, and I was sure I had looked for it years ago. My manual isn't where is usually is, so I found a PDF on line. Lo and behold, there's a Servo-Travel setting spelled out on page 42! So I set about adjusting my TX settings to the new drums and there you go, working as
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    d! In the meantime I installed eyes in the mizzen for brace blocks to mount to, and made a brass wire ring for the main tops'l brace to tie to as noted on the original ship a few posts back in this thread. I apparently slopped some epoxy on the inside of one of the mizzen tops'l brace thru-deck fairleads and blocked it up. I need to pull it like a bad tooth, and replace it, so the mizzen braces are hooked up yet. Here's some exciting video of the separate bracing for the fore and main tops'ls. http://todd.mainecav.org/model/constellation/videos/con20180623a.mp4
    1 year ago by Jerry Todd
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    Main deck and cabin walls
    Sorry the
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    d Flash Gordon reel has gone 'walkies' so you'll have to make do with this boring description of how to occupy a day or three and stink out the house!😁 After the eventual success with the cabin roof I continued with the main deck using essentially the same process. First I had to extend the planking (engraving) from cabin leading edge back to the transom. Dad had only done the foredeck. Pic 1 shows starting point. AKA Square One! Pic 2 after initial staining, pseudo planking and sealing. Plank engraving was done with a fine hardened steel scriber / centre punch and a steel rule clamped at 7mm centres. Rule was aligned so that the wood grain pushed the scriber against it. Don't ask how I realised that that was the way to do it (minor Arrrgh!)😑 Anyway, worked out in the end. I had started with cherry wood stain but it came out too bright red so from Krick I obtained some Jotica mahogany stain (also some Oak stain for the decks of my Prince of Wales and Bismarck - but that's another pair of Sagas to be.) Using basically the same process as for the cabin roof: two sealing coats, two matt varnish primer coats, two gloss varnish coats, two protective lacquer coats, polishing with cutting polish and top gloss polish, and lots of patience and elbow grease (this time an italian LuganaπŸ˜‰) pics 3 to 5 show the result. I'm 'appy with that 😊 Note: to remove build up of sanding residue from the 'planking caulking' I had to resort to an old toothbrush or nail-brush from time to time. The sponge couldn't hack it. The aft deck 'hatch' is still the temporary bodge-up I made 25 years ago to quickly get the boat going for my daughter. Think the ply (ca 4mm) came from the back of an old bureaux! Haven't decided yet whether to make the new one from the same mahogany as the roof or thin ply and stain like the main deck. Suggestions welcome please. After the deck time to turn my attention to the cabin walls, looking pretty shabby and full of over-spray - pic 6 😲 Step 0: masking off, pics 7 & 8 'All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go'πŸ€” Step 1: mucho sanding starting with 180 grit and working through to 600 ensuring removal of all traces of blue as I wanted the final finish to be Arctic White (not Ice Blue!) Step 2: two sealing coats, flattening with 600 grit. Step 3: spraying with Revell white primer, not impressed, gave a rough dusty finishπŸ€” Step 4: sand off Revell muck, flat back with 1000 and 1500 grit sponges, respray with two coats of pro white primer, flattening with 1500 and 2000+ soap respectively. Much better 😊 like the proverbial baby's ...! Step 5: two coats of gloss white, same make as the primer!!!, flattening with 3000 grit sponge, wet + a drop of liquid soap. Step 6: two coats of protective lacquer as with the varnish. Flattening with 3000 and soap between coats only. Interesting effect with this lacquer and the paint (as opposed to the varnish); it seemed to 'melt and fuse' with the paint surface and smooth it out.😊 Just had to be careful not to apply too much at once in case it all ran down and took the paint with it! Step 7: finishing with cutting polish and anti-hologram polish. Results: pics 9 - 11. Final effect makes it look and feel like plastic or fibreglass, almost forgot that there is wood underneath😁 Next in this theatre "Hi Ho Silver Awaaaayyyy!" (Sponsored by KiOra!) or 'I'm gonna finish this hull if it kills me!' (sorry Flash reels got lost in the post😑) Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    Sail Winch Servo Identification
    Thanks fellas I knew someone would have information on this. I am still trying to figure out how to run the sheets. This was never set up like the way shown in the attachments. Sometimes I think it would be far easier to set it up using Servo Arms as shown in the second attachment. Last photo is not clear to indicate sailing set-up as the system had broken parts. This photo was used in the for sale
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    ment.
    2 years ago by Ron
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    Caldercraft 6-12v Water Pump
    Almost finished me WSPS47 now and find that I have the fire monitor pump here STR at this time. This item is totally unused and still in the sealed packing it arrived in. I have checked the (surprising) cost of this pump online and I am asking nowhere the
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    d price, in fact, if anyone would like to purchase it or has any swaps I'd be glad to hear from them 73 de Bill
    2 years ago by bilzin
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    Fire Float information
    I think we all just learned something Ed πŸ‘ Wonder why it wasn't generally
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    dπŸ˜‰ there was a discussion on PDFs a few months ago and this wasn't mentioned πŸ€” Oh well, now we know 😊
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    For sale and wants update
    Would it be possible for
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    rs to put a sold post on their adverts when they do sell as there is no way to tell if the adverts are current or ancient history.
    2 years ago by Bryan-the-pirate
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    M Sonic microprocessor ESC.
    I have just seen an Msonic
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    d on Ebay. its a tempo11 version and designed for model cars. it is an early Mtronik and possibly has a max voltage of 7.2 to 8.4 volts and probably 10 amps (my guess). As its maybe for a car the reverse may just be a brake. If you plug it into a 7.2 battery or less, connect a motor and plug the ESC into a rx you should be able to test. Check that the rx plug is wired neg (black) pos (red) signal (white) incase it was being used with a differently wired rx ie the red then black then white. if so you will need to swop over the red and black wires. The small button is used to set up the ESC once you get it going.
    2 years ago by Dave M
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    new model of boat
    Hi Welcome to the site. I suggest you buy a copy of the Model Boats Magazine to see what might appeal. You can then contact one of the
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    rs to get more details. If you need a ready built model you can usually find one on e-bay or in a local auction. There are pitfalls and if you can find a local friendly Model Shop or Club they will guide you in the right direction. Good hunting
    2 years ago by Dave M
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    Brass Fittings
    AS PREVIOUSLY POSTED, I ORDERED A PAIR OF BRASS SEARCHLIGHTS, AND RECEIVED THEM RECENTLY. THET ARE AS
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    D; VERY DELICATE, BUT HiGHLY DETAILED AND PRECISELY MADE. BRAVO ZULU!
    2 years ago by circle43nautical
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    Happy Hunter
    Yep Mark, under the brand name roMarin. It's
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    d on several German model supplies sites with accessory / fitting set, e.g. https://www.cmc-versand.de/en/roMarin/Happy-Hunter-Bergungsschlepper-Baukasten-arnr-19-ro1106 or direct from Krick. http://www.krickshop.de/e-vendo.php?shop=krick_e&SessionId=3327x041c5f9cdbcc81d2b242d0b4290a8e06&a=search&SearchStr=Happy+hunter Cheers Doug 😎 PS cheaper at CMC but ONLY ONE LEFT! I have bought lots of 'stuff' from CMC and find them them very quick, helpful and reliable.
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    What to do????
    Hi Kathy Sorry to hear of your loss. Are the models static (display only) or radio controlled models? Most charities are usually willing to accept donated models, and the RNLI may be a good starting point. If they are RC then you can
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    on this and other sites or even e-bay. Museums do sometimes accept particular models but they often have a vast collection already and many are in storage and not on public display. As a start you could take pictures of the models and post in the Forum under for sale and see if there is any interest. Don't post your e-mail address or telephone number to avoid getting spam. I usually just put a location like Cheshire UK to help identify your location.
    2 years ago by Dave M
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    Huntsman fittings kit.
    Hi Novagsio Do tread carefully if you intend to use Westbourne as there has been posts on this and other sites regarding their poor service level and lack of
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    d stock. Canabus has a build blog mdlbt.com/31424 Not sure exactly what fittings you require but Reade Models may be able to help as they supported fittings for many of the kits produced alongside the Precedent range. http://reademodels.com If you are looking for the window frames then you may need to fabricate from liteply, or if you have a 3D printer source have some fabricated.
    2 years ago by Dave M
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    Forum Posts
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    2 years ago by Dave M
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    34'' sea commander Aerokits kit
    Hi garth, Cornwall Model Boats
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    one http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/aerokits-sea-commander.html They have an excellent reputation for delivery, service and technical help πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Go there! or here- https://www.howesmodels.co.uk/product/Aerokits%20Sea%20Commander%2034in%20Cabin%20Cruiser%20with%20Fittings%20Set%20(C2001) Howes might be cheaper !? Cheers Doug
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    Glazing help
    Hi Dave, Vielen Dank πŸ‘ I suspected as much with the water jet, but then you had many many more to do than I have. I also tried the filling with resin, evidently the wrong sort as I could never get them completely bubble free 😑 Good tip with the syringe.πŸ‘ Your resin was obviously thinner than mine was. I don't trust cyano near water either, despite the fact that some are now
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    d as 'waterproof', resistant maybee! With the acetate I was thinking of cheating and using strips! πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    Sea Queen refurbishment
    We need some pictures ?? Where did you get The Queen Dipped. I take it that's what you have had done. I have a Sea Queen and got her from a boot sale about 6 years ago.Still haven't started work on her. I have a few Aerokits, Sea Hornet, I made back in the 70's. Crash Tender, 48" Sea Commander, also from a boot fair Crash Tender 34" still in box unmade, 1994 when 50 were made on the 50th anniversary of the Aerokit model. When I saw it
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    d in Model Boats grabbed one very quickly. Also have a Precedent Huntsman 31. Purchased that about 25 years ago. Had a 850 electric motor in her. Got a bit of a leak in the hull that's now sorted but she also needs a refurb now. As well as a Precedent Huntsman hull with no cabin top, going to make a top of some kind but different to the original. Hopefully will get round to them all one day. Plus quite a few other model boats.
    2 years ago by BOATSHED
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    Smit Nederland no 528
    Hi Brimarboat Just looked on The Billing website http://billingboats-direct.com/ and this model is
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    d as: "All fittings included (e.g. position lights, anchors, life-belt, etc.)" They do sell all the electrical bits like motors, couplings, servos and Rc but the fittings should have been in the kit. Not sure of the scale but the measurements suggest 1:32 so you should be able to source suitable fittings. If it was a local shop I would be asking them to provide the missing parts Dave
    2 years ago by Dave M
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    Propshaft Bearings
    Hello, A Company called Jotika, used to sell ball raced prop shafts. They
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    in model boat Mag's.. Or just google "Jotika model boats", but better still telephone them, as they do not list every item available.. Regards Muddy....
    2 years ago by muddy
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    Couplings
    Good thinking, or the Leather disc fixed with 4 screws between two metal disc's, wernt they sold by Taplin, thought they were
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    d with the Taplin Twins.. Muddy....
    3 years ago by muddy
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    Finishing
    I didn't realise that! Of course, if you live near Kings Langley you could pop in to see Mark Johnson and he'll actually MAKE the paint for you like he did for our historic wooden canal boat, Heather Bell. But I don't know if he's still trading from there. His company was Tramar Coatings. He
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    d in Waterways World. I still have a tin of what he labelled Heather Bell Burgundy. it's on that wee Sea Urchin above. Lots of extra alkyd resins and finer pigments. He's a diamond. He used to call us on a Friday evening when his wife did arty things he had no time for and say, "Put kettle on". Half an hour later he'd turn up at the boatyard with fish and chips for three. We didn't have transport. Happy days. Martin
    3 years ago by Westquay
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    And now it is ESC time
    I think Engel is a supply shop only. Maybe they do manufacture something else not
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    d on the web site.
    3 years ago by none
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    And now it is ESC time
    So Far as payment goes You place your order They then make sure they have the amount you order in stock they then pack it and send you a Proper Pay Pal invoice. Through Paypal not a website.. You pay ....They check and then post.. Easy.. Never had any problems. If it is not in stock it is Not
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    d...... Never seen a spare parts site is their one ?
    3 years ago by none
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    Using old motors
    Hi Martin I see from your profile you are in a rural area so you may be OK with your rc gear. ESCs can be expensive but generally work well. You will need a brushless type and both Electronize and Mtronic should work. I suggest you look them up on the web and either send an e-mail or ring them up to see what they suggest for your motor. Both allow you to set the nul point to your tx and require the minimum of programming to set up. Perhaps your friend could visit his loft and let you have one of his Bob Bords. I have not seen any
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    d for many years and I disposed of all I had to friends who were still using. Good luck and please keep us posted with your progress. I would be interested to hear how you fare with the old rc gear. Dave
    3 years ago by Dave M
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    Build Update
    Hello all, Hope you are well? it's taken a while to get to where I am but I can start to see some real progress. I've managed to get the main superstructure complete, they are at a stage where they could be connected to the deck if it was ready. The Hull is now covered in a layer of Balsa, it does now need a lot of rubbing down so I can then look at applying a layer of fiberglass. I've not ordered this yet but I have seen it
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    d at Cornwall Model Boats. if anyone has any suggestions on how to fiberglass I'm happy to hear any advise as this will be my 1st time. Good luck with your builds Regards Dave
    3 years ago by Pav403
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    Westbourne Models
    I ordered some parts over two years ago, still waiting they do not answer emails or the phone, why Model Boats allow them to
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    I do not know. a complete waste of time go to Cornwall model boats they are fantastic.
    3 years ago by ColinT
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    Epoxy coating the hull
    Looks like an excellent job and you'll have a good base for the final finish. I wish I had known about this technique two and a half years ago when I restored a 1962 34 inch Crash Tender which was
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    d in the local paper. The boat had been daubed in yellow primer with the cabin roof missing and I stripped it down to the bare wood. The only consolation was that it had never had an I.C installed and so the interior was clean. The position of the holes in the motor mount appeared to indicate that the power unit had been one of the medium sized Taycol motors. 😊 Boaty.
    3 years ago by boaty
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    A useful Epoxy
    A cheap epoxy available from Poundland as
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    d by Tommy Walsh very useful
    3 years ago by onetenor
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    Smoke Generator
    Hi All, Note your comments on the Vapourising Steam generators. I have fitted the one by Colin Graham as
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    d in most Model Boats issues recently. it can be clearly seen in my Streamlinia articles (Sept and Oct issues Model Boats) and is a fantastic product, works instantly and reliably. Only 200ml of cold tap water so there is no trace of oily fall-out on your model. The 3D printed casing, with its sloping top, I had a small input with this design and it does make a difference, channeling a good amount of 'steam' up wards also being a one-piece unit there is no risk of seams or joints coming apart, because there aren't any!, a real bargain at aboutΒ£50 all up. it also features in a forthcoming model tug build article (Rhonnda..in Model Boats early in 2017, I hope) Cheers..........Ron Rees.
    3 years ago by ronrees
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    Value of a Boston Blenheim Trawler
    So we have a : Boston Blenheim Trawler 37"L and 8" W In full working order powered by a 12v ex windscreen wiper motor Electronize ESC and uses a 12v SLA, possibly needing replacing 12v charger for SLA Radio is Hobbyzone FM (2 or 4 ?)channel on 27.045 Can be seen sailing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StFHQU2pY80 I assume you are considering selling the model in which case I would expect you could expect to receive ( I have sent the amount by personal message) from an interested buyer. There is a free FOR SALE section in this forum where you could
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    your model. I would add the static pics you have already used in previous posts. You will need to specify your location and indicate it is collection only. You can't post your e-mail address or phone number but can ask interested parties to send you a private e-mail. Hope this helps Dave
    3 years ago by Dave M
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    Westbourne Model Centre
    Thanks for adding the link I had been trying without success to find it for hours, listened to it now and not impressed with the excuses , economic climate/ resection if that was the case why do other online shops not have any problem, not wanting to
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    Other outlets but I use two of the popular ones mentioned regularly and NEVER had to wait more than three days......enough said.
    3 years ago by Peter501
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    How long should a LiPo battery last when stored?
    Hi Edward Are you sure it is a LiPo and not a LiIon battery? Domestic products such as laptops etc have used this type for years and they are not the same as LiPos. As the battery is internal and probably unmarked your best bet is the option you have chosen by returning to the supplier. if the radio is not as
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    d claim your money back. Dave
    3 years ago by Dave M
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    Mamod ME1 Steam Marine Engine
    😊 Does anyone still use the Mamod ME 1 marine steam engine? Its been over 50 years since I last saw one in action. This was at New Brighton Lake in the SS Activity. The Activity was a semi scale kit for a coaster manufactured by Hobbies Ltd of Norfolk and was
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    d in their Annual in 1965. It was 36 inches long with a narrow beam, the engine protruding through a cut out in the deck with an exhaust pipe that was connected to the funnel. Over the past 12 months I have managed to collect 2 Mamod engines , one being the SE1 Stationary Engine and other being the Mamod TE1 Traction Engine similar to the one I got for Christmas in 1963. I have been on the lookout for an ME1 but had no luck finding one. Restoration of such and engine should not be a problem as I find Tony Green Steam Models in Lincolnshire are excellent for quality repairs. Boaty πŸ˜€
    3 years ago by boaty
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    Aeronaut Pilot Boat
    Hi Steve An alternative to Stablit Express is http://www.gluelines.co.uk/product/uhu-plus-plus-acrylit-2-component-30g. Specs re: 2-component adhesive based on methacrylate. it bonds a variety of model building plastics as well as wood, glass and metal. Application time is 7-10 minutes, initial bonding strength after 15 min at room temperature. Abradable after 25 min. Gap filling. Problem is it is supplied from Germany and the postage costs are high. Some model shops do stock and I have used the glue and it does stick plastic to metal/wood etc. Stablit was used on Plastic model planes when I used to make and fly planes and it was essential to form a good bond that would withstand the odd knock. There is probably a H&S reason for its non availability generally in the UK. I have also seen it
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    d on Amazon but again at high postage costs. Good luck with finding a suitable glue Dave
    4 years ago by Dave M
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    Margaret
    😊 I like the model and the motor. Fondly remember Taycol motors in the 1960s. I had an Asteroid in a Veron Viceroy and cost a fortune in dry batteries though it was very enjoyable, I remember the Basset Lowke ready to sail boats which I later found that the same models had been produced in the 1930s. Both models were 39 inches long and one of them ,Streamlinia was steam powered launch with a funnel to the aft of the main cabin and the other was a similar sized launch with a different superstructure and electric power. I must say that Margaret is a masterpiece with traditional quality and detail and a power unit to match. Does anyone know if Basset Lowke are still in business? The last time I saw their name
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    d was over 10 years ago when I saw a couple of new O gauge steam locomotives in a model shop Regards Boaty
    4 years ago by boaty
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    model shows
    Just read the good news Coalville is on can you advise dates and where it is
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    4 years ago by bellman1942
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    model shows
    No - it's not a premature April Fool joke. The show will now go ahead, jointly organised by Dave Jones (Stavros) and Component-Shop. Dates are the same as have already been
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    d and it looks like there will be full support from the usual traders (and possibly a few new ones). Admission for adults will be Β£4.50; there are no details yet about discounts for children etc. Iain Lewis has registered a website at coalvilleshow.co.uk which will be live in a few days' time. Please don't ask me any questions - I'm just the messenger in this case. O0 this post has been put on modelboatmayhem
    4 years ago by jtdavid
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    Westbourne Model Centre
    As mentioned earlier, had a similar experience. Whilst the reason Alex was given could be accurate, must admit that the kids "dropping the ball" has never compromised their ability to debit credit cards! Also got reimbursed by the card company, but that just drives all our costs up. Likewise was in touch with the Editor of Model Boats as consider a magazine should be concerned with the integrity of its
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    rs. Would be disappointing to hear that a newcomer to our hobby, frustrated in dealings with a supplier, could give it up. It would be valuable if this website could offer a forum where enthusiasts could comment on their dealings with suppliers so could compare notes. From my experience with this company, now always check on the internet for reviews, fortunately most suppliers have good ones.
    4 years ago by RHBaker
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    Vosper R.A.F. 73FT H.S.L 2564 ebay find
    This is my newest project an Ebay buy of a delapidated HSL possibly used to
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    Model boat insurance at some time maybe 50 years old !. I have removed all broken, out of scale and incorrect items, removed old repairs and internal engine mounts. Superstructure is not too accurate but good enough to keep. I have noticed the keel is slightly twisted so will have to try and rectify that and the rear deck is going to be removed also as the adhesive is soft and pliable and there is no rigidity in the build aft of the superstructure. I intend fitting 2 x 12v johnson 600 type brushed motors as the original had 2 props. I have plenty of photos of the external layout but lack any detail of the open bridge 😟 . I think this will be a difficult project to complete hope I do it justice
    4 years ago by silverfox
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    Fire boat window frames.
    HI went to site but could not see them
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    d anywhere.
    5 years ago by penfold9763
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    Precedent Huntsman 461/2 Inch
    HI Glyn Dont know how you got the idea that I designed the Huntsman, wish I had, not for the money but for such a beautifull design. The Graupner gearbox is available from scale models in skelmersdale, they
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    in model boats and on ebay Mark
    5 years ago by jarvo
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    billings sea star
    For those who have or built the sea star can anybody help find the large scale plans. I have tried cornwall models and
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    d in both model boats and marine modelling and no replies. please please can anyone help. Hobnob.
    5 years ago by tduggan
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    Shop4glue
    Sorry to hear you are still having problems. They have
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    d in Marine Modelling Jan2015 and the contact details are the same as on their web site. I did notice that they have extended holidays and may not be open from mid Dec to 12 Jan. Also noted they are open 10am to 3pm so may not answer calls outside this timeframe. The e-mails should be answered however. They do not indicate which model shows they are attending but will be at Alexander Palace on the 17th. They usually attend the E Port spring show in March at the Boat Museum. I chose to pay on receipt and made payment once the goods arrived. Delivery was not quick and I believe it was two weeks after I ordered. Perhaps their order and delivery system is better structured towards this method as they are a manufacturer rather than a retail outlet. I hope you manage to get a satisfactory solution.
    5 years ago by Dave M
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    Build The Bismark Superstructure Parts
    A friend/club member recently passed away and one of my fellow club members Is trying to complete a model bequeathed to him, there was a series 'Build The Bismark' as
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    d on TV, my fellow club member Is trying to find anyone who has the complete superstructure parts ????? that he could borrow to copy or even purchase, all postage or costs will be covered. Anyone able to help will be greatly appreciated. Yours Pete D.
    5 years ago by Pete D


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