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    Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc....
    I just got a lovely old Star SY 3 yacht and needed to clean some filthy sails. My wife suggested Vanish and blow me down with a genoa, it's working. A generally mid to dark grey (I believe oil based) grubbiness has all but disappeared and I should be able to re-rig them with some new off white 1.3mm string from
    caldercraft
    fittings at Cornwall Model Boats. I can make new styrene bowsies and any metal hooks and loops. I've scraped the mast and bowsprit fittings of rust until they look shiny again, repaired a broken mast and repainted the green edging which had been a bit knocked about. I love doing these restorations more than making new stuff! Martin
    4 years ago by Westquay
    Blog
    Motors
    Don't know what happened MOTOR COMPARISON Model Number
    caldercraft
    CEM 900T MFA Torpedo 850 Nominal Voltage 12v 12v Operating Range 6-24v 12v Type Brushed Brushed Current Cons No Load 0.4A 1.9A Current Consumption Max Eff 5A 10,8A Stall Current 20.3A 40A RPM at Nominal Voltage 3000r/min 9778r/min Prop
    caldercraft
    75mm The Motor I am putting in this Sea Queen is a Torpedo 850. This is due to the
    caldercraft
    motor only manages just above walking pace.
    4 years ago by Ianh
    Blog
    Aerokits/Jotika Sea Queen
    Hi This is being built from the Jotika Sea Queen Kit. The kit is quite comprehensive but I need to check the fittings supplied as some of the look a bit small for a 1:12 Boat. Also decided to change the Motor from the existing
    caldercraft
    to an MFA Torpedo 850 as I believe the
    caldercraft
    Motor only manages walking pace. First thing was to built a building board. I need this to also cope with a VMW 46" RAF Crash Tender.
    4 years ago by Ianh
    Forum
    Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc....
    My wee red boat after a rub down and a file/sand on the steel keel. This morning I painted the red with HMG enamel and got the green mixed in the same make enamel by my wonderful chap at Kett's Auto Paints. The mast came in two parts, so I did a slight scarf and glued it. When the joint is well set, I'll make a splint and set it in prior to a rub down and a good waxing. The steel (tinplate) parts came with the predictable rust, but with my selection of scrapers and chisels made of broken and worn Swiss files I was able to scrape most of it off back to reasonable shiny steel. The out of shapeness needed only a clout with a cold chisel type of bodywork tool in the right places to restore it to original shape. Loops were filed to lose most of their rust, but not replaced. They'll be Vaselined as a form of anti rust, waterproofing. I have some new 1.3mm cord coming from
    caldercraft
    . I just hope I can remember how it was rigged. I ain't great with knots. The sails were absolutely filthy with some sort of oil based grime, but my dear bride sorted them out with Vanish and a good hand wash. Pics of those tomorrow. I love this stuff.! Martin
    4 years ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Anteo 2 Tug
    Hi Dick, I have a few tugs and the largest at 49" uses a geared 540 running from a 12v 7ah sla battery giving a good 90mins running time. This model weighs in at 15 kilos ready to sail. I also have a
    caldercraft
    model tug Joffre. Which is about 30" long and runs using a 6v monoperm motor and gearbox. 6v 4.5ah sla battery giving about 1 hour run time. Weight is 5kilos ready to sail. Hope this helps. Cheers Colin.
    4 years ago by Colin H
    Forum
    I want my workshop back!
    I already mentioned in another thread ("Any Clues") that three boats have been dumped in my workshop to see if I can find a buyer for any of them. 1)
    caldercraft
    "Joffre" Tug, already built but in grave need of TLC with the propshaft tight and the rudder shaft too tight to move. The vessel is filthy dirty. 2) Billings "Le Pourquoi-pas", hull assembled with decks, remainder of kit & fittings look to be complete 3) Billings "Smit Nederland" Nr 528 - unstarted kit but does not have detail fittings I can post any of these boats and would appreciate a sensible offer for any of them - I do need the space to get on with my own work. Please PM me for any further information Regards Barry
    4 years ago by aanside
    Forum
    Joffre plans
    Picked up a
    caldercraft
    Joffre kit cheap, not in a box ,everything looks complete apart from the outline plans. Does anyone have a spare set or where can I get them from? Thanks.
    4 years ago by thepirate
    Directory
    (Pleasure Craft) schaarhorn
    caldercraft
    kit.nice looker, but fine weather required (5/10)
    4 years ago by thepirate
    Forum
    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 advertised 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
    5 years ago by bilzin
    Media
    ''Westbourne''
    Westbourne is a Port of London Authority steam Tug from the
    caldercraft
    Mini-Fleet Range - it is 1:48 scale. This model was discontinued a few years ago but I did manage to purchase a brand new boxed one via ebay a couple of years ago. During her time Westbourne was hired by the Royal Navy as a rescue tug. She saw service with them between October 1916 and July 1919 in the HM Dockyard. Prior to that she was on general towing service duties on the Thames. She can be found mentioned in โ€œSHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY, 1914-1919 - by TYPE & CLASS Section 3. SUPPORT and HARBOUR VESSELSโ€ Following the first world war โ€˜Westbourneโ€™ was one of three tugs attached to the Port of London Authority (PLA) Dredging Service, they were the "Westbourne", "Thorney" and "Brent", they were all fitted with a drag and under running gear.In 1940 during the Battle of Britain. โ€˜Westbourneโ€™ and many other tugs were used in assisting the berthing of these large ships that entered the Thames. The photos show from box to construction plus her on the water.
    5 years ago by ads90
    Response
    caldercraft
    Riverman
    BRAVO ZULU! That vessel is unique. Well done sir!
    5 years ago by circle43nautical
    Forum
    imara tugboaft
    if the above is not the part you require, try
    caldercraft
    , but you will need the part no. he should supply for free if missing from the kit as supplied. Steve.
    5 years ago by smear56
    Forum
    imara tugboaft
    I am busy building the imara tug,
    caldercraft
    1/3 scale on opening packets I found I was 6 pieces missing,these are the hatch windows with double pothole does anybody have any spare ones to sell or where I could purchase them
    5 years ago by pipsteam66
    Directory
    (Tug Boat) Imara
    This is
    caldercraft
    (Jotika Ltd) kit. it is an exceptional kit and builds into a great boat of good size. Plan to put a steam plant in it at some point. (8/10)
    5 years ago by Banchang-modeller
    Forum
    Talacre plans
    Hi Doug I did acquire this as a part built model and followed the plan. My scale ship model club quickly advised me the plan was wrong! Should be easy enough to alter, the main problem is I have the lights installed and they use the outer frames to make the connections. Sails well on a calm day so I will probably defer until the winter.
    caldercraft
    kits do make into nice models Dave
    5 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Sir Kay Round Table Class Minesweeper 1:48 scale by
    caldercraft
    Recently constructed ballasted and tested radio controlled model boat with working searchlight, navigation lights and Ship's Bell. Needs finishing by repainting, weathering to suit and a few minor additions (e.g. Anchor - supplied). Includes: Graupner HOTT may-10 transmitter and receiver JP ENERG-PRO NiMH flat 7.5v battery NiMH Battery Charger 230 457RE5401 Electric Motor ESC Viper Marine 15 Action Electronics P43 relay switches Mylar 5m round speaker for bell Spare ballast ยฃ150:00 Ono Collection only, please, due to weight of ballast. Based in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Selling to fund purchase of another - fun is in the making!
    5 years ago by saltysnogbad
    Forum
    Milford Star
    Nice model of the
    caldercraft
    Milford Star finished to a high standard and ready to sail, just needs Tx/Rx. 12v 3.4amp SLA, Mtronic ESC, Rudder servo, Low drain Motor, Technics Steam sound unit and speaker. ยฃ200 Collection only from Biddulph, Cheshire, UK area.
    5 years ago by Dave M
    Response
    caldercraft
    Professional Glue
    Hi Ed, didn't realise you were so far out, like you said ยฃ2 for the right stuff is ok Mark
    6 years ago by jarvo
    Response
    caldercraft
    Professional Glue
    Hi Mark, It only cost me ยฃ2.02 to post from Cornwall Model Boats. That's not much considering, if I were to go to my local hobby shop it would cost me about ยฃ6.00 just to go. and I would have to travel one hour in one direction. So I actually don't mind waiting or paying a little bit of post for my supplies. and it just takes about a week and a half turn around time. I have looked in my local Walmart but didn't find the right stuff. I had been waiting over two months to find the right glue and I did just that. The wait time paid off, Patients is a virtue!๐Ÿ‘
    6 years ago by figtree7nts
    Response
    caldercraft
    Professional Glue
    Hi Ed, Happy new year, have a look in your local builders merchant or walmart type place, thick cyno is common to a lot of sellers, would save you postage to, same as pva, buy the stuff from a woodworking store Regards Mark
    6 years ago by jarvo
    Blog
    caldercraft
    Professional Glue
    I never glued the superstructure of the San Pedro together. I was waiting to see if I could find a thick glue. This I found in the Cornwall Model Boats website, it took about a week and a half to get to me. Now all I have to do is glue the San Pedro superstructure together. First lets experiment and see how the glue works. Well I took a piece of 1/8" ply one drop of glue did it. it was glued instantly instead of the ply just absorbing the glue. the glue was thick enough were it glued the pieces together, Success... I also tried it on plastic, with great success also...
    6 years ago by figtree7nts
    Media
    Northlight Clyde Puffer
    I have just completed my Puffer and am quite pleased with the outcome. The components are quite good but do need a bit of fettling but this is what our hobby is about. This is my third
    caldercraft
    build soย I am used to their quality and sparse instructions.ย  ย As usual for
    caldercraft
    you need to have your thinking cap on as the A0 plan and the 'instruction book' do not match up but of course they do expect you to have a little bit of experience in model building. it has taken me about 6 months to build working on and off over this time. it has a large hull which is easy to house the motor, ESC, RC and batteries, etc. (I installed 2 lead acid 6 volt batteries, one on each side amidships) which gives stability and ballast. Being a large deep hull it needs a lot of ballast, even in its short length.I have only tested her in the big white nautical test facility at home so do not know how it will perform on our lake but hope to try it out on Sunday if the weather is set fair. Tried her out Wednesday and she sailed really well - maybe a little more ballast in the bow but not too concerned.
    6 years ago by ads90
    Directory
    (Working Vessel) SS Talacre
    An original
    caldercraft
    kit acquired part built. Added additional rigging detail and fitted cabin and running lights. A fair weather sailer as not that big for our lake, but rides the waves well (Motor: 555) (ESC: Mtronic) (10/10)
    6 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Smoke Generator
    I use the"yellow" one from eBay. "Model smoke effect.com. it's in my large
    caldercraft
    "Imara" operated from transmitter via micro switch and servo. Bit of mesh over the tunnel to dissipate the smoke. Says to use cold water.
    6 years ago by Derek
    Forum
    New Guy On Th e Block:-Introduction
    Hi. I don't wish to put you off boating. But the bigger they are, the more maintenance. They are. I know I have
    caldercraft
    s Imara that weighs in at 2.5 stones (English). Beautiful model. As a taster have you thought if getting a nice looking 1M yacht to get handling practice. Bit like fishing without the mess%uD83D%uDE00. Very relaxing. Derek
    6 years ago by Derek
    Forum
    Search lights
    I have around 24 Models. From Billings St Canutte to
    caldercraft
    s Imara to model slipway etc etc. All most had failed or no lights. So I began a major refit / install. Through radio switching (micro servos & switches. Ok I got carried away, I admit but had just finished working. Regardless what led is used they show up great in day light. I've finished now. Enjoy the project whatever you chose. Vickers.
    6 years ago by Derek
    Forum
    For Sale 1/20 th ''Empire'' Tug.
    I have just restored a large "Empire" tug, She is 1600 mm long and weighs about 60 Lbs. in sailing trim. She comes with a planet T5, Two 6v batteries, one for running and one for lighting. There is a stand and a launching trolley. As can be seen I have done a bit of detailing, with a galley, mess room, W.C. and shower, and a store room. I have made a boiler top and the top of a triple expansion engine. There is lead ballast that has all been labelled, as to its position in the hull. I have put the switch's in one of the lifebelt lockers, so you don't have to keep lifting the superstructure every time to run it. I only started doing this hobby a couple of years ago, I get more pleasure restoring them, than I do sailing them. The last picture is the before one, she was originally powered with a steam engine but was removed by the previous owner. The hull is wood, that has been resin coated, and painted with many coats. I live in the Brighton area , if anyone wants to come and view her. I also have for sale, a Thames sailing barge with R/C sails, and a
    caldercraft
    model of "Talacre" that has been well fitted out with extra's. All three, up for sale. Andy, 01273 300655 Thanks Andy.
    6 years ago by acw1947
    Response
    Adding a search light to the new Crick krane for my tug
    I've gone down the route of discarding all my filament bulbs and replacing them with 3mm Led's mainly from MK shop on eBay. Warm & bright white for period & modern ships are available, as are colours, also flashing blue. They use less current. Rated 9-12v, but work fine on 6v. They do have a ballast resistor close to the bulb, so fitting to spot lights and confined spaces takes ingenuity and careful bending, but they're in anything from
    caldercraft
    Imara to Slipways Teskoa to Billings St Canutte as a retrofit ie after the boats were built. They only work one way round so wires are black & red. They shouldn't ever blow or fade. Down side for coloured is they are clear untill lit up so colour the backing or paint the part of the bulb that faces inwards.
    6 years ago by Derek
    Forum
    Which Motor
    I am about to start the
    caldercraft
    SS Talacre. Can anyone recommend a geared motor for this Coaster. And any other tips for this Model. Many thanks
    7 years ago by randhbarker
    Forum
    caldercraft
    'Imara' Ready built RC Tug for sale
    Yeah, me nether. Steve.
    7 years ago by smear56
    Forum
    caldercraft
    'Imara' Ready built RC Tug for sale
    This tug is now sold. Thank you for looking.
    7 years ago by amewse
    Forum
    caldercraft
    'Imara' Ready built RC Tug for sale
    Steve I sent him a pm a few days ago had no response yet
    7 years ago by camyaj
    Forum
    caldercraft
    'Imara' Ready built RC Tug for sale
    I would like to see your tug PM sent. Steve
    7 years ago by smear56
    Forum
    Need a model
    Saying a Model that's easy to build. if you mean simple vacuum moulded kits that can be built in days/weeks,that aren't too detailed. There's HFM Marine, Krick and SHG for very basic. More detailed are Deans Marine,
    caldercraft
    , Model Slipway. Try and find a local club for idea's.
    7 years ago by Derek
    Forum
    Milford Star
    Nice model of the
    caldercraft
    Milford Star finished to a good standard and ready to sail, just needs Tx/Rx. 12v 3.4amp SLA, Mtronic ESC, Rudder servo, Low drain Motor, Technics Steam sound unit and speaker. ยฃ250 ono Collection only from Biddulph, Cheshire, UK area.
    7 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    caldercraft
    Sir Kay Round Table Class Minesweeper - drawings
    Thank you for this information; probably should have asked Cornwall MB first; they are very helpful. Apologies for not replying sooner.
    7 years ago by saltysnogbad
    Forum
    caldercraft
    Sir Kay Round Table Class Minesweeper - drawings
    With apologies for returning to this topic might anyone (including the publishers, please) have and no longer want either / or of: Model Boats December 1983; Drawings by John Lambert : Ref.: MM/1354? The instructions with this kit recommend referring to both to assist in construction. Happy to pay postage, of course.
    7 years ago by saltysnogbad
    Forum
    caldercraft
    Sir Kay Round Table Class Minesweeper - drawings
    the drawing is available http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/mmi_minesweepers.html http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/product/17145/round-table-mm1354 the article I have no idea unless some kind person here has it in their collection and are willing to copy it for you .
    7 years ago by Haverlock
    Forum
    caldercraft
    caldercraft
    "Joffre" tug sold
    7 years ago by soapbox
    Forum
    Round Table Class Sir Kay Minesweeper (1:48 scale by
    caldercraft
    )
    Many thanks, That is a good idea. We are blessed with a couple of local clubs so I'll see what they can offer.
    7 years ago by saltysnogbad
    Forum
    Round Table Class Sir Kay Minesweeper (1:48 scale by
    caldercraft
    )
    does anyone have any additional guidance (beyond what appears to be detailed instructions) for building this model, please. This is my first venture into a scale model and also to R/C, so any guidance (even books/articles I should read) will be much appreciated.
    7 years ago by saltysnogbad
    Forum
    Round Table Class Sir Kay Minesweeper (1:48 scale by
    caldercraft
    )
    HI saltysnogbad If you can find a model boat club near to home it might be a good idea to attend one of their sailing sessions and ask for help. The
    caldercraft
    kits are very good but you will need some guidance to help you fit the basic construction. As you intend to sail the model it would be a chance to see other models on the water and examine how others have constructed their models, and see what radio gear they are using. Unless you are intending to fly a model plane modern RC 2.4 Ghz sets will have more than enough range. Howes Models website have some good multichannel sets that work just as well as the dearer offerings from Futaba and Spectrum, with the added benefit that additional receivers (for other models) don't cost an arm and a leg. Good luck with your build, and please keep us posted with your progress. You can, of course, ask on the forum for any specific help you require. Dave
    7 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Round Table Class Sir Kay Minesweeper (1:48 scale by
    caldercraft
    )
    ~grins~ to quote Mr Adams "DON'T PANIC" oh and its planet RC equipment I had a senior moment on my previous post http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/P7710212.html Get a 7 function set using the old adage its better to have and not need than need and not have. The more functions you have the more things you can make happen on a scale boat. http://www.modelboats.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=26029 Someone else building the same model worth a read. http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=44982 Some pics of a build Hope this helps. nb. it seems that there is a potential for this model to be top heavy so get as much of your weight as possible low down in the hull.
    7 years ago by Haverlock
    Forum
    Round Table Class Sir Kay Minesweeper (1:48 scale by
    caldercraft
    )
    Thank you very much for this helpful guidance. Clearly this is going to be a steeper learning curve than I imagined, but all the more enjoyable for that!
    7 years ago by saltysnogbad
    Forum
    Round Table Class Sir Kay Minesweeper (1:48 scale by
    caldercraft
    )
    http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/ Some ideas on wiring your RC http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/pdfs/Sir%20Kay%20-%20Harry%20Koostra.pdf including one setup for the "sir Kay" you would need a multI channel tx and rx so you have spare channels to switch on and off the extras. 2 functions are the minimum 1 for motor control and one for steering. The Plantronics tx/rx setups are 2.4MHz and CHEAP with so far good reports. They do however have limited range. I would recommend a 2.4MHz setup since they "bind" rx to tx so obviate the need for crystals and the problems of waiting for a free frequency. Other companies do sound modules speed controllers and switchers so do a search. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJScXp9NC24 admiralty sound modules demo. Above all take your time have fun and accept you will make errors ( we all do ) you will see your errors when no one else can!
    7 years ago by Haverlock
    Forum
    beam trawler ?
    hooray.....after much searching on internet I have found the info I wanted. my model trawler is the
    caldercraft
    Model of the " CELIA ", and seems she is very much intact too.
    7 years ago by coleybloke
    Forum
    Connecting ESP ?
    HI Keith The stats I found on the
    caldercraft
    site were: CEM-750S Nominal Voltage: 8.4V Operating Range: 4.8-12V RPM at Nominal Voltage: 18800 No Load Current: 1A Fairly similar to what you quote so the 15amp Electronize will be ideal. As with any electrical kit a fuse is always a good idea to protect the model and equipment should a fault develop and the motor gets stalled. According to your figures the stall is 92Amps but you ESC will shut down well before then. I would use a 15 amp fuse in the positive connection from the main battery. I suspect the advised battery is more to do with what's commonly available and the fact that many ESCa (not yours) are limited to
    7 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Connecting ESP ?
    Good morning Dave - thanks for getting back to me and sorry for not being clear. The motor is a
    caldercraft
    750s which is supplied as part of the Aerokits Sea Commander kit. On the motor housing is CEM750S and the code S-2191AE134. The model kits are manufactured by Jotika as you are probably aware and their recommendation is 7.2v nicad or 12v6ah lead acid using the supplied two blade 40mm plastic prop. I emailed the company who supplied the kit re. esc and power source to be told that their recommendation would be Viper 25amp with either 11.1v lipo or 8.4v nimh. Quite contrary to the manufacturer I think ! In coming back to rc boats after many years I had purchased the particular kit partly because it came including matched motor, shaft, prop etc. Nice and straightforward with no confusion ? Ok - my main concern is the 15amp esc. should I send it back in favour of a 25 or 30amp ? Thanks Dave, Keith. ps the motor spec is -- Nominal v 12 Range 6 - 12 Max rpm at 12 - 18,800 No load 2.6 amp Current at 12v - 12.78 Stall 92.08 amp is this near the limits of a 15amp esc ? K.
    7 years ago by kwjg51
    Forum
    caldercraft
    Vulcano wanted
    Hi, I am looking for the "Vulcano" boat kit by
    caldercraft
    , In an unstarted, part assembled or completed form. Steve.
    7 years ago by smear56
    Forum
    Connecting ESP ?
    Thanks Dave - that clarifies things nicely. I got it to work on the bench today but then it stopped. I did some checks but no go ! The back of the esc was quite hot - Too much so for my liking. I have had the esc for 12 years but it was never out of the box so it should be ok. I am using the
    caldercraft
    750s motor supplied and a 12v 7amp lead acid battery to set it up. I hope I haven't cooked something ! Thanks for the interest. Keith.
    7 years ago by kwjg51


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