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    Grand Modellers Bring & Buy Sale
    7th April 2019 Mutual Model Boat Society Grand Modellers Bring & Buy Sale Crimble croft Community Centre Come along and enjoy this famous event, Either to sell or purchase your supplies There are always lots of unusual
    bargain
    s to be had Opening time for sales 09.30am Opening time for traders 08.30am Food available from 09.00am Closing time 1.00pm The whole site is wheel chair friendly Admission Β£1.50 includes a raffle ticket To Reserve a sellers Table, 6ft x 2ft =Β£10.00 Please contact Kevan Winward 07803 975089 or Colin Travis 07905028298
    8 months ago by ColinT
    Forum
    Being Sociable.
    Just thought I would add this as an after-thought. Concentrate your search on China as that is definitely where the
    bargain
    s are. The biggest problem with this is they expect you to buy in bulk as a dealer, and the minimum purchase seems to be TEN pieces, do you have nine like-minded friends who need engines. the thought has crossed my mind about buying ten and putting say eight of them on eBay. Regards, Gary.
    7 months ago by GaryLC
    Blog
    Detailing the deck.
    Some obeche coaming strips were added to the insides of the well deck and a piece was added at the rear which notches into the side coamings, this required shaping to the curvature of the deck so I wound some masking tape around a pencil to the required diameter and marked a line on the coaming to sand the profile down to. This piece won’t be fixed in place until I have added some internal detail in the rear of the well deck. Some thin strip was fitted along the sides of the deck which form part of the β€˜treads’ that run the length of the cabin sides, these were glued and pinned in place after the edges and ends were rounded. At this point I applied some β€˜Antique Pine’ stain to the bulwarks, rubbing fenders and deck strips. The position of the treads that run along the deck for the length of the cabin sides were marked by taking a measurement from the plan and transferring this to the deck strips. The tread angle from the plan was determined to be 68 degrees using a digital angle finder (another little
    bargain
    find in Lidl for less than a tenner πŸ‘πŸ‘) and position marks pencilled on the deck. I chose to mark and apply these treads as per the model that is in the National Maritime Museum which I’m following to recreate my version of the Police Launch. These β€˜photos have been very helpful in detailing this model. They can be seen here: https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/67590.html I used some temporary spacer strips along the cabin sides and deck strips and then cut and shaped each tread individually to fit in the desired positions, all the treads were fixed using a couple of dots of superglue making sure that no glue got onto the deck surface as CA and aliphatic glue does affect the way the obeche accepts the wood stain as I discovered when I did some β€˜colour tests’ earlier. The whole deck was then given a very light rub down with a fine abrasive pad before the first of several coats of β€˜Teak’ stain was applied. The contrasting colours of the Antique Pine and Teak stain works well on this model and is in keeping with the wood colours of the NMM model that I’m using as a reference. EDIT…..I have just noticed that the digital angle finder and digital callipers are back on sale at Lidl on 3rd of March for Β£9.99 each…….still a
    bargain
    πŸ˜πŸ‘ https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/MiddleofLidl.htm?articleId=20539
    7 months ago by robbob
    Forum
    Good buy from Lidl
    So glad I read these forums, got my
    bargain
    sander from lidl the other day to replace the one I GAVE AWAY when moving house. Won't make that mistake again. πŸ‘
    7 months ago by Lordgord
    Response
    Upper & Lower Chines
    Hi Doug. All credit due to Phil Smith and his original design for that actually... Hi rolfman2000 I hope SWMBO is good to her word as I happen to know that the kit is now available to buy from Vintage Model Works πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ I'm told the price is Β£185.00 + P&P and there's also an optional stand/carrying box which is CNC cut to the hull profile for an additional Β£10.00 That sounds a bit of a
    bargain
    too. Contact Mike Cummings at VMW for more information: http://www.vintagemodelworks.co.uk/ I'm hoping to have the boat in an advanced state of completion in time for the London Model Engineering Exhibition at 'Ally Pally' in January 2019. It will be on the St.Albans & District Model Engineering Society club stand alongside my RAF Crash Tender. Rob.
    9 months ago by robbob
    Forum
    boat show
    Will be there Saturday looking for a
    bargain
    . BMMMSπŸ‘
    1 year ago by Rookysailor
    Forum
    three model live steam boats for sale
    Very nice boats, well worth the asking price, but all three together? I doubt you'll find a buyer as they represent very different tastes. BUT, at the price of steamy bits these days, a
    bargain
    . Are the boilers all inspected and certificated? Martin
    1 year ago by Westquay
    Response
    AC 60
    I just checked out Wish. Com lots of good
    bargain
    s. Check out RC model boats. And drones and cars.
    1 year ago by stew1960
    Forum
    Frozen TV screen
    Here you go--https://www.banggood.com/MINIQ-BG-5156E-Bench-Drill-Stand-710W-Mini-Electric-Bench-Drilling-Machine-Drill-Chuck-1-13mm-p-1186997.html?currency=GBP&utm_source=criteo&utm_content=all&utm_campaign=tools-GB&utm_medium=cpc&cur_warehouse=CN looks good. Got mine from Netto Β£20 when they were pulling out. Had loads of
    bargain
    s from them over their sojourn here. I always managed to find a little fault and got managers discount. 50% or more usually.
    1 year ago by onetenor
    Response
    Rebuild Flower Class Corvette
    Looks like a real
    bargain
    . Great when you have a model to sail and also display on your window sill. I built an italeri PT 109 six years ago and this is the same. Its very rewarding when you motorise a plastic kit as when at the lakeside people come up and say did you really build that. Plastic magic never fails. Boaty😎
    1 year ago by boaty
    Forum
    advise required
    Teejay What you need to think about re buying gear is reliability. Almost every guy on here will have their own ideas regarding what to buy and or stories of tragedies with the "wrong"equipment they bought. However for the most part you will get good advise. I advise you to read as many reviews of equipment as you can to give you at least some idea of what you may need. Sometimes good"new" equipment can be found cheaply on E Bay/ Amazon that you can read reviews on Which can give you some idea about S/H stuff.Also keep an eye on stuff for sale on forum sites for sale sections. Many a
    bargain
    can be found on these sites. Also join a club or visit one from time to time and talk to members who will on the whole be only too willing to advise you. Good luck I am in a similar position as I'm returning to the hobby after over 40 yrs away. At least I've "Been There" so not a complete novice but near enough. Good luck. John O/T ( onetenor)πŸ‘πŸ˜Š
    1 year ago by onetenor
    Forum
    It's a sad day!.
    Hi Boatshed, that's crazy, Β£80 fine for running your boat, i'd like to have met that ranger (jobsworth) you could rob your local sweet shop and got fine less. I to have several SCs 40,45,60 and a 90 ABC wonderful
    bargain
    little engines, the 60 must have had, no exaggeration, at least 20 gallons of fuel run through it and it's still as good as new, the 90,O.M.G., has that much compression it needs 24volts to start it. My pride and joy is my veron huntsman which I built in 1966 with a 15cc gannet four stroke petrol engine.
    1 year ago by stormin
    Response
    Sea Urchin
    I never seem to see these
    bargain
    s, although happen as well as i'm not getting enough time to do the projects already on the go
    1 year ago by mturpin013
    Forum
    Sealing a hull up
    Its the same make that ive been buying from ebay its good stuff works out at Β£18.18 a litre off ebay like you said always good to get a
    bargain
    thanks boatshed
    2 years ago by BigAlio
    Forum
    Sealing a hull up
    Just thought this might help, always good to get a
    bargain
    . I don't know for sure but was told it's only cellulose dope with added talcum powder.
    2 years ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    Bismarck paint scheme (for Rookysailor ;-)
    Fantastic photo's Doug, never seen these before. The one without the camo but with the bow & stern waves is an option in the trumpeter paint options, which I like best. Very quiet show at Heywood but got a decaperm 6v for Β£10 and a Marcle card model of Tirpitz @ 1/200 for ....Β£10, a
    bargain
    .πŸ‘ many thanks, Peter
    2 years ago by Rookysailor
    Forum
    HMS HOOD by Trumpeter
    Great Doug, it's fantastic to think any problem your just a mouse click to solve to problem, many thanks. Could you please supply the link to purchase that 'big box of Extra time' you mentioned.😊 Off to the show at Heywood mutual boating club tomorrow, to see if there are any
    bargain
    s to be had. regards, Peter
    2 years ago by Rookysailor
    Blog
    boiler
    I was lucky to find a 103mm + 300mm copper tube, only Β£10,
    bargain
    . Scored in the lathe then cut with hacksaw. then tided up back in lathe. Fire tube brazed together with fins at the burner end. Silver solder cross tubes next. No cross tubes near boiler end, will disrupt burner. Reason for fins extra heat transfer. This will be my 7th boiler.
    2 years ago by hammer
    Response
    bargain
    Tomkat
    Great aquisition.There was an article either in Model Boats or Marine Modelling international.They did a few modifications to it.
    2 years ago by Donnieboy
    Media
    bargain
    Tomkat
    Somebody was either disillusioned with model boats or impecunious to the Nth degree because he let me have this BRAND NEW Ripmax Tomkat complete with Motor, ESC, brand new steering servo,action man driver,decals and instructions for a brownie with a bluey postage. Not my usual type of model but will make a fun change down at our 'postage stamp' lake (?)
    2 years ago by bilzin
    Forum
    Graupner Elke HF 408
    You got a
    bargain
    with that boat, where are you? Was it a boat sale?
    2 years ago by SelwynWilliams
    Forum
    For sale full Olaf model boat kit
    Still a
    bargain
    then at £275 😊
    2 years ago by Nev01
    Response
    small detail items
    That's what I use for decking as wellπŸ‘ ,don't drink enough coffee or make enough money to justify going into Costa every day so asked the kind lady at the works canteen for a few and was kindly given a few ,I asked her to order me some the next time she got them in , a box of 1000 for less than Β£2 a
    bargain
    and there were over 1500 in the box . Cheers Marky
    2 years ago by marky
    Event
    Bring & Buy Sale
    24th September 2017 Mutual model Boat Society Grand Modellers Bring & Buy Sale Crimble croft Community Centre Aspinal Street, Heywood, Manchester OL10 4HL Come along and enjoy this famous event, Either to sell or purchase your supplies There are always lots of unusual
    bargain
    s to be had Opening time for sales 09.30am Opening time for traders 08.300am Food available from 09.00am Closing time 1.00pm The whole site is wheel chair friendly Admission Β£1.50 includes a raffle ticket To Reserve a sellers Table, 6ft x 2ft =Β£10.00 Please contact Kevan Winward 07803 975089
    2 years ago by ColinT
    Response
    yacht
    Yacht sails great. The power model owner needs educating regarding giving way to sail! Plenty of room for both models on that water without sailing in close quarters Certainly a
    bargain
    at a fiver Dave
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Denatured Alcohol
    SWBO buys my meths at various supermarkets and Pound stores and home
    bargain
    s
    2 years ago by onetenor
    Forum
    Glue
    I've been impressed with the Poundland glues, my project is nearing completion and with
    bargain
    s like this and scratch building all the detail I have stuck to and come in under my build budget of Β£150...
    2 years ago by GrahamP74
    Forum
    Dont throw your tins out.
    Hi Neil , thanks for the reply will have a look at your build site ,I put some pictures up of my soldering bolts(irons)in the post
    bargain
    of the day old school stuff you probably work higher tech ,Cheers Mark
    2 years ago by marky
    Response
    The electrics, drive & radio
    Hi Wayne. Thank you for your compliments. The hose spring clips came from eBay. Ten each of 5/6/7/8/9 mm, only Β£1.55 including shipping from China. About a ten day delivery but still a real
    bargain
    . Here's a link if you're interested. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50Pcs-Spring-Clip-Fuel-Line-Hose-Water-Pipe-Air-Tube-Clamps-5-6-7-8-9mm-Fastener-/252673240504?hash=item3ad47fadb8
    2 years ago by robbob
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    different tools have different names around the country I call a hole drift a podger and a tap wrench is a dwang there will be others that will spring to mind as I remember them ill put them up
    2 years ago by marky
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    Nip down to your local Lidl for the
    bargain
    of the day hands free magnifier with clamps ,soldering bolt holder ,LED lights (batteries included )all for the vast price of Β£4.99
    2 years ago by marky
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    Hi all first response to another post subject, regarding bolts/ soldering bolts as an engineer patternmaker who served his time in Scotland and work in most types of manufacturing here and has used soldering bolts for the construction of tin-lead patterns I testify that bolts have nuts and soldering bolts/irons are or where known as soldering bolts/irons weather the were powered or oven heated
    2 years ago by teejay
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    In the good old days before health and safety meant health and safety we used to make our own soldering flux called killed spirits this was made by dissolving zinc in hydrochloric acid this gave off unpleasant fumes that guaranteed to clear your tubes this was really good for soldering galvanized ,there is probably a chemist somewhere who could do a chemical formula .we later started using Bakers soldering fluid in the USA I think they use ruby fluid the other thing we used was Salamoniac which came in the form of a block this has got me in the mood for a bit of soldering
    2 years ago by marky
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    Hi Johnfast, This is Doug, alias RNinMunich! πŸ˜‰ Sorry I'm a Sassenach, originally from Folkestone in Kent, about as far away from Scotland as you can get! πŸ€” Shame actually as I have a passion for single malts, esp. Oban, Lagavulin and Jura 😜 By the time I studied engineering (in London, electronics sandwich course with 6 months in industry between semesters) electricity was available pretty well everywhere πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ For us a bolt was something that needed a nut and a couple of washers 😁 BTW; how are the dilithium crystals!?? 😁 Cheers Doug 😎 Now in Munich, Bavaria. πŸ˜‰
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    High Marky, Couldn't help but notice people are callong you DOUG or am I confusing you with another reply? Firstly I have bought from Lidl on many occasions. There German and quality as you would expect goes with that. Just don't leave it too long buying when it's gone it's gone and very unlikely to be repeated. Mr RN in MUNICH. You do not have many Scots on board Munich boats RN or Not. Ask any SCOT who has an engineering background what a 'BOLT' is and he will reply it is a soldering iron. I learnt the hard way when with BT many years ago whilst in Scotland. All the very best to all you modellers. John Fastboat. Now in Rochdale, Lancashire.
    2 years ago by johnfastboat
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    Hot stuff eh? πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ For the really small stuff I have a micro-electric, 1mm bit, thermostat control etc etc. Saves on blown up componentsπŸ€” For 'heavy engineering' a 50W broad bit (1/4") or a gas torch for brazing and hard silver soldering. Must dig 'em out and clean 'em up again πŸ˜‰
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    Starting to feel a bit old after reading that folks grandpas used to have one just like it and I am still using them today, also have the 25w electric but prefer the old, old style ,your right Doug not exactly the right tool for that small delicate hold it in your fingers work strangely enough electrical work just seems to melt it must be my technique
    2 years ago by marky
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    Hi Marky, Yep I remember Grandad using these. No so good today for SMD work!! As early as I can remember my Dad had a 25W electric iron, strangely with a war dept. arrow mark on it πŸ˜‰ I still have it and it is still going strong. Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    Hi marky It was some years ago but I think I do have a recollection of him doing something like that. I was far more interested in seeing the solder melt and flow into the joint. Must have stood me in good stead as I have always had no problem with soldering ever since. Well not if I prepare correctly anyway. Happy days dave
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    Hi Dave ,it a is a portable gas forge , i work at the university and we had to get rid of our coal forge due to being in a smokless zone so moved to gas easy ,cleaner and quicker ,still use the bolts, tinmans solder and bakers soldering fluid ,health and safety are fine with me using them ,do you know if your dad used to hold the bolt near his cheek to feel if it was hot enough .cheers Mark
    2 years ago by marky
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    Hi Marky Our Blacksmith has a portable furnace like this when he come to shoe the horses. Dad used to have a big (12oz) copper soldering iron just like this. He used a gas ring to heat it. Used to solder and repair car radiators. He also had a Wolf electric iron with a similar sized head. Great big 14"sq solder rods and Bakers Flux. Health and Safety would probably have a fit if they saw you using it today. Good to see that there are still others who have used and still have this skill. Dave
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    oops forgot the pics here they are now
    2 years ago by marky
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    Hi Doug here are the old skool tools ,couldn't find the hatchet bolts (irons) these are some of the smaller ones 12 ounce 8oz and the wee 4oz these need to be re-tinned shows how often these are used now ,only used when I step in and do a demo for students .
    2 years ago by marky
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    OK / now I'm with youπŸ˜‰ I know what you mean, just never heard 'em called bolts before. You live an' learn 😊 Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    sorry soldering bolts may be a bit old school ,i was originally a tin smith to trade and to solder the tin and/or copper we used to use big soldering irons (bolts)that were heated in a small gas oven rather than being the more modern electric type ,i have some somewhere i will dig them out and take a picture ,
    2 years ago by marky
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    Shucks! Lidl UK OK - Lidl Germany nix πŸ€” By the way - what's a soldering 'bolt' ?? Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    I got a modellers jig saw from Lidl, fantastic piece of kit & cheap tooπŸ‘ Cheers Wayne
    2 years ago by Midlife306
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    They were also selling soldering bolts (price unknown)a Dremil type tool for around Β£25 and a large set of different tools for it at Β£ 7.99 and it had a 3 year guarantee , may nip back in tomorrow and get one
    2 years ago by marky
    Forum
    bargain
    of the day
    I have something just like that. But with out the magnifying glass! You got a great
    bargain
    !
    2 years ago by figtree7nts
    Blog
    Bad day at black rock!
    I always get home before the Mrs so I have time to hide any of my eBay
    bargain
    s before she gets home, she beat me home today & guess what, there were seven packages behind the front door.... I'm proper in the doghouse 😳 Looks like I won't be allowed near the boat for a few days, grrrr..... Cheers Wayne
    2 years ago by Midlife306


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