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    Evolution
    Hi Guys, I decided that I would do a sort of a build log on this wacky project. This is another crazy idea that has been buzzing around in my head for a while. I have not used any measurements,drawings,plans,or photos. A Totally experiment ! It should work if I get it right. This will be a 2 channel surface runner when completed. I will not log every stage as it will get extremely boring, but if you have any questions then I will answer them as I go along. EVOLUTION is built around a drinking water
    bottle
    . The first job was to attach some magnets so that the front will detach from the main body. The water
    bottle
    is just to stop the electrical stuff from getting wet. In this log the photos will tell the story.(hopefully) Martin.
    29 days ago by Martin555
    Forum
    EeZeBilts From Keil Kraft
    You are right of course - in the UK you would also have to have a safe extractor/collector unit for the fumes/dust - however the US made table top models are self contained - BUT you only have a A3 sized bed whereas ours has an A1 and can take objects up to a foot high for engraving, plus a rotary attachment for glasses ,
    bottle
    s etc. The water cooler is a separate unit which now costs the better part of R10k. Better half had her aluminum tubed Universal 200 re-gassed (they run on CO2 at about 38kv - at 80w so minimal current) and that set her back about R80k some 22 years ago. Pyrex type glass tubes are only about R12k now however. You also keep the lid tightly closed unless you are an idiot - plus they all have a safety switch to shut the laser off if the lid is lifted (which I have seen bypassed). There is always some stray laser beam about and deflection off the bed which does not do one much good. Especially eyesight. So the machine has a thick dark yellow/orange perspex inset on the lid and you should wear safety type glasses the same coloration which act a bit like polarised lens. As a matter of interest ours ran for a year in the spare bedroom - with the extractor unit venting through a french door panel - would be severely frowned upon by 'elf & saveless'.
    7 days ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Transport System for model boats
    Hi Hilro, Funny this should crop up nowπŸ˜‰ This is what I bought for this purpose just this week! Has nice big wide wheels so it should go anywhere😊 Folds up so it doesn't fill the boot (That's Trunk for U guys over the pond!) Three of my ships are a tic longer than 127cm so I'll make cradle ends to Velcro inside the basket for them. Otherwise all my boats and ships will fit inside with their stands. Plus "all the gear!; tools, RC and batteries etc. (Maybe also a
    bottle
    of summat and sandwiches!) Cheers, Doug 😎 https://www.amazon.de/HOLISTAR-Handwagen-Bollerwagen-Transportwagen-Seitentasche/dp/B07SKHYL8Q/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&keywords=Holistar&language=en_GB&qid=1564189637&s=gateway&sr=8-11
    23 days ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Re: Evolution
    "A 2 channel drinks
    bottle
    . Brilliant." One channel to open, the other to pour!? Cheers all, Down the hatch, 😎
    24 days ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Re: Evolution.
    Judging by what seems to be written on the
    bottle
    , your medication would appear to be 'Gin & Tonic' Cheers πŸΈπŸ˜‹ Rob.
    28 days ago by robbob
    Response
    Re: Evolution
    I decided to use the water
    bottle
    after doing some experiments for a watertight compartment for a submarine as it has a really good seal to prevent the water from getting in. I am still tinkering with that idea for a WTC but it is throwing up a few problems that need sorting out.
    29 days ago by Martin555
    Response
    Re: Evolution
    A 2 channel drinks
    bottle
    . Brilliant. Looking forward to part two.πŸ˜ƒ
    29 days ago by MouldBuilder
    Forum
    two part epoxy resin
    Doug , brake repaired thanks, I use Zap Z-Poxy 15 min 8oz Epoxy Resin which comes in two
    bottle
    s, however to ensure a correct mix I weigh the two components using jewelry scales which measure small amounts very accurately. I also use this method when weighing glass fibre resins and have never had any curing problems, and yes warming the
    bottle
    s (or tubes) will help with dispensing. PS. jewelry scales are really cheap (Β£4.50) on ebay and very useful.
    1 month ago by mturpin013
    Response
    Re: My current fleet 14 July 2019
    A ship in a
    bottle
    would not take up much space. Martin.
    1 month ago by Martin555
    Forum
    Batteries in a DX5e
    One upmanship is everywhere - in all aspects of life - my cars bigger than your car - we have some semi rigid inflatable shark diving boats here - 35 to 40ft long - one being fitted with FOUR 300hp outboards - imagine his fuel bill ........... At my old Model Boat club wealthy member used to turn up with the latest and best - imagine his chagrin when my 10 GBP Maplin Xmas special outran his new fast hydro........ Full size Yacht club was worse - fellow member turned up his nose at the offer of another members crane to put his 30footer back in the water - used a local "professional" crane hire outfit to do the job - ironic that the crane fell over whilst lowering his boat and helped sink it - larger crane required to salvage both - all this while the sneered at crane was successfully dropping a 40footer back in the "drink" at the cost of a
    bottle
    of scotch.
    1 month ago by redpmg
    Response
    Re: Steampunk Pike.
    Hi All, Martin piqued my curiosity (always dangerousπŸ˜‰) soooo- Digging around a bit I found this explanation of the number codes (Recycling Codes) on the bottom of plastic food containers amongst other things. See attached pic. Might help with finding the best glue for the different types. Cheers, Doug 😎 PS I have no idea what use a 'crushed
    bottle
    ' might be! πŸ€”
    2 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Re: Schooner
    At least you get to empty the
    bottle
    first.😊
    2 months ago by Wingcoax
    Response
    Re: Schooner
    Hi Colin, Thank you, No it is just a static model. I should of mentioned that in the harbour post, I will change it now. It was a bit fiddly to make, the rigging was a bit of a challenge. The wife keeps saying that I should make ships in
    bottle
    s. So I made one and then I made a boat in a bicycle light bulb, but it was not my thing. Martin.
    2 months ago by Martin555
    Forum
    Hints and Tips.
    Used to take a
    bottle
    of Naval Reserve Port, or a dozen std NZ currency (crate of quart
    bottle
    s of DB -Dominion Breweries) to parties in my younger days, fertilized many a garden. Once bought a 37 willys sedan for a dozen! (notice I slipped in a marine related item)
    2 months ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Hints and Tips.
    Or a shorter version I was told when about 12yrs old, by a boat builder,- there's no red port left in the
    bottle
    . Same thing but different. (NZ version)
    2 months ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Hints and Tips.
    Another handy tip Martin, is how to remember Port & Starboard, with this little phrase... 'Is there a little more Red Port Wine Left in the
    bottle
    ' Which gives you RED PORT LEFT..simplesπŸ˜€ Peter😐
    2 months ago by Rookysailor
    Forum
    Cruise Liners
    Is anybody else of the same opinion that Cruise Liners have become very ugly ?- look like multi story hotels fallen over . During an enforced stay at home been looking through my files & tidying them up . Another contender being the plastic
    bottle
    types that masquerade as cabin cruisers & motor yachts or am I just biased in favour of older ships and boats? Missed out on a cruise with RMS St Helena which would be to my mind much more pleasant than travelling in one of those floating cities. Having been lucky enough to travel on three of the Union Castle Liners as a child & teenager the thought of travelling on one of those monstrosities with thousands of others is appalling. The only thing to dislike on the Union Castle ships was the class seperation prevailing at the time.
    3 months ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Glue
    Hi DodgyGeezer I am about half full from the first fill from back in 2017, I do put the top back on the
    bottle
    between gluing parts so that my help. Fred
    3 months ago by Fred
    Forum
    Glue
    That is indeed a bargain! I have noticed that my small
    bottle
    s of MEK tend to disappear through evaporation more rapidly than through use! Have you noticed any such issue?
    3 months ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    Glue
    Thanks Martin - agree with you about testing etc - in my case I was lucky as George told me the parts were ABS . Did not know that ordinary styrene glue would not touch it at the time. Lucky to have had a
    bottle
    of mek poly on hand. See that often epoxy is used to glue deck beams etc to glass fibre Hulls - have found if epoxy gets wet enough it looses adhesion. We used to get a foamy type of Poly glue here meant for joining kitchen counter tops - very strong - dries hard (but don't get it on your skin - harder to remove than Cyano).That would be ideal as it also melts a little of the polyester resin. Same applies as for styrene glue though - overdo it and your hull distorts. Fred - does that Gorilla glue foam a little ? See that the US "Noodle" boats use it to glue the noodles together
    3 months ago by redpmg
    Directory
    My Retirement Plans !!!
    Hi Everybody, Having decided to finally officially retire, I have been inundated with an assortment of wrecks, part builds, kits etc. As you can see from the attached photos I've divided them into 3 Groups, Military Leisure Craft and Sailing. The Military group consists of a 1:128 Scharnhorst, 2 x 1:24 E.Boats, an unidentified V & W Hull, 1:36 Perkasa, and a 1:144 wooden hull of HMS Victory. The Leisure Craft group consists 1:8 Fairey Huntsman, a 1:36 Billings Sampson II, 1:35 Billings Calypso, 1:24 Clyde Puffer / Tug, Narrow Boat. And the Sailing Boats Group consists of 2 x Unidentified R/C Yachts. Finally there is a concrete Narrow Boat Planter to paint...definitely will not float, it weighs 15kgs!!! So having been forced to give up gainful employmentπŸ˜‚ , (I was management so I could delegate), I now find myself back as general dogsbody, chief cook and
    bottle
    -washer. I'm setting up the Workshop, got a computer design area, a general workbench and a painting/ moulding table outside, the rest will be a 3D printer and scanner when funds permit and the wife wont miss a few bob from the holiday fund. So no quiet life for me!!! Can I go back to work please????? Steve
    4 months ago by boatiebennett


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