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    New In The Shop
    Here’s a sample, the nozzle certainly won’t work. It’s as I suspected really, some detail is lost, the flanges will need filing or drilling a little larger to slide on the main post. If it’s going on a
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    model, it may be adequate.
    2 months ago by Fireboat
    Forum
    Turnigy Standard 9x transmitter
    Hi, As I see, there is a problem. The basic question is - what you need to control, and the other - whether this type of RC kit will allow this. Especially .. this type is mainly designed for aircraft control. You need to choose compromises to control the ship model. This type does not allow simple switching of functions - only by means of another switching module, or by means of end switches on the modified servo. in the base allows only proportional control of servos or ESC. There are RC sets, that have switching functions, such as Graupner - e.g. Graupner mc-20 12-Channel HoTT but these are far more expensive... The basic wiring is the 3rd throttle for engine control (ESC), channel 4 for control of the rudder. there is a possibility to use channels 1 and 2 for switching the added end switches but it is not possible to switch them permanently (perhaps with the help of the added relay)-. channel 5 can be used - setting> AUX> GYR> PIT TRIM - (rotary potentiometer control.) similarly channel # 7. AUX settings> HOV THRO Channel No 8 - AUX Settings> HOV PIT Operate again using rotary potentiometers - see function descriptions. These channels again allow only proportional control. Switching can be done (maybe) using channel # 6 settings >AUX>FLP> Gear ON/OFF (I did not try this) It is good to get familiar with the setting of the individual elements and check this on the
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    for the test (without the connection of the receiver !!) before you all plug in the model. I hope it helped you a little bit.. Tom
    4 months ago by tomarack
    Place
    help needed to rig a model yacht
    Is there anyone in the E'Port model club willing to help with re attaching the sail rig of a model made by my brother? Have blue prints and photos to help. I live in Neston and can bring the boat to a meeting if you have them? My sailor brother missing at sea, we are holding a memorial service and want to
    display
    the yacht. Thanks.
    4 months ago by vintagediamond
    Media
    J-502
    Billing Boats Junior Trawler J-502 meant to be a static
    display
    but is Rc ready.
    4 months ago by Ron
    Forum
    Mtronics W-tail marine mixer connections.
    Well spotted Dodgy, it's just one of a few old sets I have from my flying days that's an easy conversion to 2.4ghz with a plug in module, which I have, with matching recievers. I have a few 27mhz and 40mhz sets as well, it's just a matter of choosing one that's not in use with one of my other models. I have systems up to 40 years old and and still fully working, so I don't spend on new when I have so much good stuff to choose from, also my specialty is collecting and restoring (for use) vintage models. I also take them to
    display
    at vintage shows in the summer. Cheers Colin.
    4 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Mtronics W-tail marine mixer connections.
    Hi Colin I use 1 motor to power both paddle wheels on my paddler like Roy but as the steering is a little challenging I have a clear plastic rudder extension that I fix onto the rudder with elastic bands only when sailing the craft. This assists steering and when the model is on
    display
    at home or whatever the extra bit of rudder is easily removed. Not a technical solution but it works and is almost invisible. Regards Chris G
    4 months ago by ChrisG
    Event
    Modellers Exhibition Midhurst
    The 37th Annual Modellers Exhibition will be held at The Grange Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst, Sussex GU29 9HD on Sunday 10th February 2019. This is a great exhibition in the South where many Model Boat Clubs attend
    display
    ing a great array of their boats. For the train enthusiasts there is a large hall with fantastic
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    s and trade outlets.
    6 months ago by ads90
    Forum
    Emma C. Berry
    I need some help. I've successfully refurbished my static
    display
    Emma C. Berry model and added remote control. I have the sails on a winch loop, I have the rudder on a servo, I even managed to add a motor, and an extended keel with weight. The one issue that I have not been able to resolve is maneuvering under sail. Primarily, I cannot get it to move through the irons when coming about. She responds and the sails will luft, she might even catch some wind but she never makes enough of a turn to change direction. I've already changed out the rudder for the larger size on the plans. I've also tried extending the depth of the rudder. Bottom line, she is mainly being driven by the current. In this situation, by current I mean whichever way the wind is blowing the small lake. It is a local park lake and doesn't really have any inherent current. My one suspicion is the keel I added. It is doing its job to keep her upright and providing some resistance but in the end, the underwater current is overpowering her response to the rudder and/or trimming the sails. See Photo. I had originally wanted to incorporate a more rounded profile on the ends of the weight and the shafts but I remember reading somewhere that it isn't that critical Sails are per the plans and made from the material that came with the kit (25+ years ago). I even added a couple of sailor figures but we still can't establish control. 😭
    5 months ago by carpemoment
    Forum
    Uploading pics
    Hi John, Your PC should have a Card Reader on the front for various types of memory cards. Take the card out of the camera and plug it into the appropriate slot in the reader. it will only fit in one and only one way round. The PC should recognise it and
    display
    a small pop-up asking what you want to do with it. Click on '
    display
    in Explorer' (or similar wording) and the card will appear as a directory in Windows Explorer. You can then copy the photos to any drive / directory that you want. Cheers, Doug 😎
    5 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Fitting the rubbing strakes.
    She's looking very good RobπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ DON'T rush it! That's when things go wrong😑 Yes, if need be
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    her as a work in progress.πŸ‘ Most folk won't know what's missing anyway πŸ˜‰ Have fun at the Exhibition, too far from Munich I'm afraid - plus Munich airport is clogged with snow at the momentπŸ€” Cheers, Doug 😎
    5 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    internet sales
    We are living through a technological change brought on by the Web. During any technological change some things will be gained and others lost. We saw this with the development of factories during the industrial Revolution, the railways and later the automobile. Each new technology brought both extensive benefits and disadvantages, and in each case they resulted in the demise of the earlier service provision. in each case people tried to stop the development, and found that they could not. I cannot see much of a future for shops in the long term - let alone model shops. There may be a market for
    display
    facilities - places where you can inspect the items before you buy - but I suggest that most goods will end up being delivered direct from the manufacturer via sophisticated logistics services. This is happening already. Advice is readily available on the Net via forums - too much advice in many cases!
    6 months ago by DodgyGeezer
    Directory
    (Naval Ship) MV Krait
    The MV Krait is a wooden-hulled vessel famous for its use during World War II by the Z Special Unit of Australia during the raid against Japanese ships anchored in Singapore Harbour. The raid was known as Operation Jaywick. The MV Krait is on
    display
    at the Australian National Maritime Museum. (5/10)
    6 months ago by rcmodelboats
    Forum
    Are these any good
    Hi all I managed to order crimpers Β£24 odd also got drills but not impressed. A new tool
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    coming up. Any use to us? https://www.banggood.com/search/grooving-tool.html?sbc=1 Groovy or what?πŸ‘
    6 months ago by onetenor
    Forum
    KD Perkasa 1/24
    Bon soir jcc, Here's a couple of pics about RAL grey tones which might help you choose. and a warning about colour
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    on PC / Phone screens! Cheers, Doug 😎
    7 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    How to view and/or download posted PDF files :)
    Hi All, This is one of the most frequently asked questions, I also learned the hard way, by fooling around with the mouse keys and looking closely at what then appeared in the Media Gallery
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    window πŸ˜‰ So here's how! 😊 Just left click on the Adobe icon in the post so that the Media Gallery opens with the larger icon. Left click on [Download], in the top left corner of the media gallery window. Windows will then ask you if you want to Save or Open the file. left click 'Open', your pdf reader will open it. If you have more than one pdf reader installed the Windows box may ask you 'Open With' ... your choiceπŸ˜‰ You can then read the file and, if you want, save it to wherever you want using your PDF reader App Save command. If you are using a 'Dumbphone / Tablet' or a different Op System - I don't know and can't help πŸ€” I don't! BTW: the site always shows 'Adobe' regardless of which PDF app you actually use. Personally I use Nuance Power PDF as it has many more useful functions, including editing and conversion to Word doc and other formats, and no (as yetπŸ˜‰) security weaknesses! Once installed Nuance also enables you to simply convert many other file types to pdf, e.g. all the usual MS Office stuff, DOC, XL* etc 😊 Cheers, Doug 😎 BTW: this also applies to any other file appearing in the Media Gallery; e.g. photos, so you can download and store them for future reference 😊 All you then need is an App on your device that can read 'em, that's your part folks 😁
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    display
    stand and transport case.
    Beautiful craft. Like the detail!
    7 months ago by Mariner85
    Forum
    Ship rudders
    Hi Toby, Yep! Cos this website stretches them to fit the Media window that opens when we click on the pic icon. When I realised that I stopped using the mobile (Samsung J5) camera. Imagine the size of the Media window on a 24" full res
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    😲 and a 4Mpix pic stretched to fit! Where on ebay do you get these bits? it's a good idea to post the link when you mention sources - otherwise we have to hunt! Whatever; watching the build with interest, particularly the rudder as I have a similar rudder to make for my ancient fish cutter restoration / conversion. Cheers, Doug 😎 BTW: if you right click on the photo, when the pic has opened, and then on Show graphic a + sign may appear in the cursor, which means you can expand the pic. Yours look much better when I do this. πŸ‘ BTW2; I like the 'saluting red tadpole' in the middle 😁😁
    7 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Ship rudders
    Evenin' Toby, Mobile has a ~6" screen, I'm using a 24"
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    ! You need to set your mobile cam to max possible resolution. The website blows all pics up to fit the Media window. Lo res pics then look very blocky. Tip for all; basic problem is the size and quality of the micro lenses in phone cameras. All the pics I post here I take using a Sony Cyber Shot with a decent size lens at 15 or 20 MPix so sharp remains sharp on the site. What are we looking at anyway??😲 Doug 😎
    7 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    My other hobby
    Go for it if you get a chance Ed πŸ‘ I spent 40 years or so flying round the world on business. After a while Jumbos and co just become 'busses with wings' πŸ€” Although I did have a few pleasant experiences as well like - being invited to the cockpit of a brand new Lufthansa 747-400 during a flight from Sao Paulo to Santiago de Chile. Sitting right behind the Captain I had a great view of the crossing of the Andes, as well as of the then novel digital flight
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    s. I those days we could still swap smokes while drinking coffee and watching the plane fly itself 😲 After take off no one touched the column until the wheels were almost on the ground at Santiago! The First Officer had a clip board on his right knee and now and again said something like 'About here we turn left', and sure enough the plane banked gently left to line up with the Santiago approach. No 1 made a tick on his clip board 😊 - The now defunct Lan Chile airline used to upgrade me to 1st class on flights from Madrid to Santiago de Chile. Not so pleasant was having to run across the pan to bag a seat on an overbooked plane at Entebbe Airport in Uganda! I made it, was younger and fitter back then 😁 Or arriving at the airport in Rio de Janeiro 4 days before Christmas to be told 'I'm sorry but you're not in the system'!😑 Oh well - Christmas on the Copacabana πŸ˜πŸ˜‰ Nowadays I can't stand all the crap at the airports caused by the terrorists, so I'm not particularly sad that my globetrotting days are over. πŸ˜‰
    7 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Wild Duck Sailboat article
    Mornin' John, Hows things 'Ol Mate'πŸ˜‰ Basically on a PC the 'Photos' App built into Windows 10 should do the job. Pic shows the opening window
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    ing the last photos I downloaded / Stored. i haven't experimented much with it yet but it should find any photos / pics on any drive, stick or memory card on your PC. If you are using a Smartphone I don't know, although most seem to have a 'Gallery' function built in! it will depend on which phone you have and which operating system it uses. Best thing to do there is look at the Apps already installed or in the Google or Microsoft App Stores. More later when I've fiddled with the 'Photos' App a bit more. Better shift to a new thread then as well, afore we're arrested for hijacking😲 (again😁)! At the moment I'm putting the finishing touches to Colin's Taycol Supermarine. Just reassembled it with new bearings and ran some tests using my prototype converter board. Runs fore and aft perfectly on a normal brushed ESC.😊 Will update the 'Supermarine Resurrection' blog shortly. All the best, Doug 😎
    7 months ago by RNinMunich
    Directory
    (Naval Ship) HMS Launceston Castle
    Successor to Flower Class Corvettes. This Castle Class built from scratch. As my first scratch built boat I decided to build with "surf board" keel that carries all the ballast. Model handles perfectly with no "Nodding" and rolling like a toy in rough water. Keel acts as
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    stand when ashore. Took 2 years to build. Pic's taken at various stages of construction on and off the water. (ESC: Mtronics Viper Marine 15) (5/10)
    7 months ago by Joburg-sailor
    Forum
    Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc....
    I did indeed use an abrasive polish on the cream paint, but as it was a very severe crack or two all along the hull, I injected resin in the crack and clamped it up as far as possible, then Milliputted in to fair it. This was between two strips of tape to prevent the spread of epoxy or Milli further than necessary. I managed to match the cream more or less and once I've put a coat of nice amber spar varnish on it'll look like the original when heeled and won't show at all when on
    display
    . Martin
    8 months ago by Westquay
    Response
    Cabin roof hatches
    Hi Boatshed, I have used cascamite on some of the older boat restorations, but they are mainly for
    display
    boats, but it's rather expensive for most modelling jobs, so now tend to stick to using epoxy and the best one in my humble opinion is from the poundland shop, it dries quite quickly and crystal clear, I've even replaced port holes glazing with it. (it features Tommy Walsh on the package.) Comes in a syringe, so really easy to use. Cheers Colin.
    8 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Videos
    Shouldn't make any difference John! The 'Save or Open' Window box (!) comes from the operating system of your device. The box includes an 'Open with' option drop down box which
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    s the PDF handling programs available on the device. What are you using? PC or Dumbphone? Cheers, Doug 😎 PS Nuance is NOT free like Adobe Reader, but much better πŸ‘ BTW; if you install Nuance Power PDF and uninstall Adobe Reader all your pdf files will automatically be opened by Nuance!
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Videos
    Evenin' Martin, Forget the Mbps (Megabits per second), what counts is the resolution of the photos or videos that you take. The higher the resolution (more dots per picture or Frame in the case of video) the more 'dot' information has to be stored = more memory and a faster Mbps rate are needed. Not to mention the number of frames per second, FPS; you film at! Anything over 25FPS fools the eye and the brain into 'seeing' continuous movement. very high frame rates, up to 50FPS, are only needed if you are filming F1 Hydroplane races or similar! Sooooo, higher resolution or frame rate means shorter playing time for a given amount of memory, i.e. your micro card. in the camera menu there will be a point in the Video section where you can select the resolution. HD is best !! Set the camera to HD (or Fine) resolution, record a 5 or ten minute video and check how much space you have left on your card. Most camera
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    s will give you this info in terms of 'Time left' at the set resolution. My Sony and Pentax do . Again, give me the camera make and model and I'll see if I can find this info on the manufacture site. Bon chance mon ami, cheers Doug Most cameras also have some fixed internal memory as well as a card slot, with a corresponding Menu point where you can choose where to store your photos or videos. There is also usually a section in the manual describing the video function and a table of resolution settings versus how long you can record with a given memory size. These days the User Guide supplied with the camera is often very rudimentary and you are invited to download the full Monty manual from the manufactures website. The 'User Guide' should contain this web address. Give me the camera make and model number and I'll see what I can find.
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Your ideas on how to stabilize a flat-bottomed freighter.
    Think a bilge keel should be the first step. My next suggestion would be to add some of the ballast to a removable fin keel, bolted to the underside of the hull. This will increase the righting moment, but not the weight. This can be seen if you examine U Tube videos of cruise ships and liners. They have so much superstructure they are inherently unstable. Have built several freighters and always fit captive nuts into the keel or underside. These are intended for trunnion
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    mounts, but have always been prepared to bolt a keel on if needed. The nuts can easily be sealed when sailing.
    8 months ago by RHBaker
    Forum
    Sail cloth
    White silk springs to mind, or a fine weave terylene. Luckily the sails I have to replace are rarely put to use other than for
    display
    at vintage shows. Only occasionally going on the water. Cheers Colin.
    8 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Mtronics and Lipo's
    Basically ads is correct, but that's only half the story! The clue is to look for 'LiPo Safe' when buying ESCs. That tells you it has a programmable Cut Off voltage setting to prevent damage to your battery. Default is usually 3.2V per cell. Absolute minimum is 3.0V. Below that you risk irreversible damage to the battery due to chemical changes that can't be reversed. The alternative is to fit a battery monitor which can trigger an audio and/or visual alarm to warn you to 'make nearest port best speed' before your battery is deep discharged, from which it will not recover! Some ESCs have a programmable function which allows to preset a reduction of the max power to the motor (instead of a total shut down) to give you the chance to get home before disaster. PLEASE don't ask me which ones. Check the specs carefully before you buy. Many current TX/RX sets will tell you on the TX
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    when the battery volts are low. Cheers, Doug 😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Where's our mate?...
    Hi peter, 'Deck Blue' changed a few times over the years, there are lighter and darker shades depending on the theatre of operations and if detection from the air was paramount or not. Later in the war, when the axis air forces were largely destroyed and the allies had overwhelming air superiority the emphasis moved to the vertical surfaces to confuse subs and the few remaining surface ships the axis had. Then the emphasis switched back to the horizontal surfaces when the Kamikaze attacks developed. So probably the lighter Pacific variant is what you need for USS Kid at the end of the war. You are lucky that Kidd has been preserved as a museum ship in her 'end of war' state πŸ‘ if you Google USS Kidd I'm sure you'll find the museum site with more colour pics. Also, the
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    on different web sites will depend on many variables, for instance:- How the sample was photographed; white balance, colour balance, lighting; intensity and type - Kelvin temperature etc. How the photos are digitally interpreted and integrated in the web site. The times of 'The camera never lies' are unfortunately long over! Added to that is how your PC or Dumbphone/tablet
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    s the web site, similar problems;- Type of
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    , colour / contrast / brilliance settings etc etc. Power saving settings can affect these! If I were you I would use the Measure 22 scheme as shown on the colour pic and described on the Wiki page. That's apparently what the USN went back to when the kamikaze attacks started. Your basic choice is enamel = Colour Coats, or Acrylic = LifeColor πŸ˜‰ Personally, I would go for the 1944 dazzle scheme cos it's more interesting and unusual, but then I'm just NUTS! 😁 Cheers, Doug 😎 PS Hofbrauhaus is for the tourists! I've been there maybe three times in 38 years? Once on my very first visit to Munich in 1980, then, after I started working here in 1985, only with customers who insisted on going there. Too loud and expensive, there are many better, less touristic, ones in Munich. Prost allseits! PPS haven't been to the Oktoberfest for years for similar reasons! 30 years ago it was still fun, but not now πŸ€”
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    display
    model lifeboats
    Ok cool, I will get in contact with my idea when I have time to fully explain
    9 months ago by GrahamP74
    Forum
    display
    model lifeboats
    Hi, I am thinking of starting a group or club to raise money for the RNLI, by
    display
    ing and sailing model lifeboats. If you have any ideas or want to help please contact me. Jerry
    9 months ago by Jerry1
    Forum
    display
    model lifeboats
    In Clanfield Hampshire
    9 months ago by Jerry1
    Forum
    display
    model lifeboats
    Great idea, where are you based? I have some ideas....
    9 months ago by GrahamP74
    Response
    Calculating scale speed
    Thanks Doug I hope that your not getting too stressed by my motor restoration, I'm looking at buying another supermarine, boxed unused, box looks awful but motor is still all shiny. if I can get the price down to my level it will be for the vintage history
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    . What esc would you recommend for the one you are restoring. Not getting much done at present as I am trying to sort out building work on new wetroom before I go for my operation. So I will be back on the models after my knee surgery is done. Checked the launch this morning using my satnav strapped to the cabin roof. After a 300 meter run at full speed it read 7.01mph. So that really was pleasing to see. Got to go sparky just arrived. Cheers Colin.
    9 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
    Hi John, Attached is the old Colour Coats Naval Paints chart form White ensign Models. it's based on original navy Paint Chips apparently. Of course precisely how the colours look on your device will depend on the settings of the
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    ! But it gives you a comparison of the colours. Here's a brief history of Cambletown, ex Buchanan D131 if you want to build the USN version. https://www.wikiwand.com/en/HMS_Campbeltown_(I42) From this it can be seen the she operated either in the Western Approaches or on the West Africa convoy routes. So I think that Medium grey (RN02) is a bit dark, more suited to North Atlantic convoy duty perhaps? I would go for Light grey RN03 or M23 Light Admiralty grey for the hull and upperworks with Medium greenish grey RN06 for the decks. If you want to go 'Cammo pattern' the Western Approaches colours for this are also in the chart. The colour coats paints are now sold by Sovereign Hobbies https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/colourcoats-sea/british I just bought a batch from their German dealer; NNT Modell 😊 Some may not be available (Discontinued) but we can probably find near equivalents; I have several 'conversion charts' for Revell, Humbrol, Tamiya etc. My dealer still had a few tins of a Discontinued colour so it's worth askingπŸ˜‰ Have fun, cheers, Doug 😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Directory
    (Other) Voyager II
    This is an "Almost Ready to Run" 1 M Cup Yacht made by Thunder Tiger and no longer in production. it is good for static
    display
    and outdoor sailing. it is simple to operate and handles very responsively. it is very good quality for the price and its strong construction should ensure a long service life. (Motor: N/A) (ESC: N/A) (10/10)
    9 months ago by Ishmael
    Event
    Blackpool Model Show
    The Blackpool Model Show is back again for 2018 with even more models on
    display
    than ever before. For more details please visit the show web site at www.blackpoolmodelshow.co.uk
    9 months ago by ilewis
    Forum
    Bending thin plywood
    Hi Mike, Suspect that Martin's steam powered computer can't
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    the thumbs up, so it shows a default square instead. Where the 'green' came from I've no idea! Cheers, Doug 😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Elaine motor update/assembly pictures
    You obviously weren't paying attention. The mix ratio was in earlier post, but here it is again. 10ml diesel and 2 drips methanol. Not recome for running the engine as not enough lubricant, it was only a quick test to see if the engine was a runner. The cleanup was done with diesel and petrol mix equal parts and a stiff brush to remove the crud first then a suede brush and scotchbrite pad. As I put it together I used gun oil as it is going to be used as a static
    display
    model for the history section of my vintage model
    display
    . I hope this answers your question, cheers Colin.
    10 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Elaine motor update/assembly pictures
    Thank you for your interest, much appreciated. I'll be adding it to my vintage show
    display
    . Cheers Colin.
    10 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Tony O
    I can use a beautiful weed free lake about 500yds walk, but without help I can only take my small boats, so the main fleet only get out 3 or 4 times a year. Except for the vintage shows I go to
    display
    at. Cheers Colin.
    10 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Launch ELAINE,
    Hi Colin, As discussed on the phone; 2V grid bias, 90V anode supply! In those days they had 90V dry batteries, they musta run it 'sumow'! 😁 Don't give up so easy! Nowadays how about a 24S LiPo? Or even Martin's 'big box' solution. http://www.batterysupports.com/lion-lipo-nbsp-88v-nbsp-24s-c-32_62.html 24V chargers / balancers won't be cheap thoughπŸ€” 2V is no sweat; 2V SLA, a la Glow Plug starter. How big is the boat an' how much weight can she carry? My first car radio was an ancient Echo valve job, with an inductive inverter bolted under the dash to produce the 90-100v for the bottles. Took me ages to find a way to mount it so it didn't make the whole dash hum like a swarm of bees😲 Later there was briefly a generation of 'low voltage' valves. Soon superseded by transistors from 1948 on. (And NO I'm not pre '48 vintage, well not quite!πŸ˜‰) Looking forward to your progress reports. Would really love to witness one of your
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    s. Please keep me posted about dates. All the best to you both, Cheers, Doug 😎 PS building a transmitter to match won't be easy. A TX on the right frequency is relatively easy, the tricky bit is the 'modulation' for the control functions! Hats off to your guy 'up the road' if he manages it! I'd really really love to see THAT!
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Launch ELAINE,
    Ah, that sounds like a valve set-up. I had one with my REP set. A 90 Volt huge lump battery and a 22 1/2Volt battery the size of a PP3 or PP9. These days people use 10 PP3s in series in a box. If you give vintage
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    s, fair enough. Bolt the engine down and run it up to assuage doubts about such things. Martin
    10 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Launch ELAINE,
    Well today the radio specialist guys checked out the reciever for me, apparently it would need a new capacitor, a 90 volt and a 2 volt supply. Not really possible in such a small boat. So I've decided to use it for my vintage
    display
    s. The boat itself will be renovated and fitted with an electric motor, possibly a 600 as I have a couple in the spares box. Still looking for a way to remove the kitchen nozzle system. The motors that operate it are working so hopefully should be controllable by modern rc gear. Might need Dougs help designing a system I can build. BTW the Hull and cabins and deck is constructed from 1/4 inc ply. Bit heavy but good and solid except for some of the frames are very soft and crumbly. Will start a resurrection blog soon. Cheers Colin.
    10 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    A return to the hobby!
    SLEC do have a good reputation and its great that the classic kits of old are back in production. The Sea Commander is one of my favourites as I restored one many years ago but foolishly sold it to fund my karting activities four years later. However in 2011 I found another one and restored that. This one I am keeping along with the 34 inch Crash Tender of 1962 vintage that I restored in 2014 being one that the former owner was about to place in a skip. I am interested in a Sea Rover as its a boat I never had. in the early 1960s when we lived in Liverpool, dad would take us up to Fleetwood to see the Aerokits
    display
    and watch the steering event on the big lake. Nostalgia aint what it used to be. BoatyπŸ˜†
    10 months ago by boaty
    Event
    The Model Boat Convention
    Haydock Park Racecourse Newton-le-Willows, WA12 OHQ Theme: Ships of the First World War Hundreds of models on
    display
    under cover with Specialist Trade Stands Model Boat and Model Boat material and equipment traders. Children's activities, including 'have a go' and outside activities Clubs and Individuals Exhibiting Β£8 for Adults Β£3 for children 5 - 16 Children under 5: Free of Charge Reasonably priced Refreshments and snacks available on site Free Parking Disabled Facilities Saturday 10.a.m., to 5.p.m. Sunday 10.a.m., to 4.30.p.m. For further details contact Mrs Jean Barlow, by phone 01492 583433, Mobile 07789 348817 or e-mail jean@barlowstalyfan.co.uk Website: www.modelboatconvention.co.uk
    2 years ago by Dave M
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    Mahogany in Scale
    If I do get it, I don't know if it will be possible to use the diesel engine as no safe water near me that allows IC engines, so may just get used as a
    display
    model for the vintage shows I go to. Although I have only managed 1 show this season as ill health and then lack of a vehicle has hampered my year. Which I think is about to get better when my replacement car arrives on Monday. Cheers Colin.
    10 months ago by Colin H
    Event
    ANGLE RNLI 150th ANNIVERSARY
    I have been asked to put on a Model Lifeboat
    display
    for the 150th anniversary of the Angle Pembrokshire Wales,Station, 11th and 12th AUGUST 2018 this will be in a marquee close to the water so you can chose to
    display
    on or off the water or both NOTE SALT WATER! I am inviting Model Lifeboat owners from all over the country,and a few have expressed their interest already. Hoping to make it the biggest model Lifeboat Show in Wales for the year, and permission has been granted for all other model boat types to attend also There will be camping nearby, for tents motorhomes and caravans,and there is also a pub nearby and another in the village as well as a cafe for your food or possibly accomodation if wanted. I will be advertising it on various model boat websites and magazine. I would certainly like you to come if you can manage it.Set up day is the 10th,and I am sure if you wanted to come a day or so earlier we can arrange it for you. There will be at least three Historic Lifeboats attending,hopefully more,which will include the ex Angle Watson Lifeboat. The event will be part of the Angle Regatta Week, so many other types of craft will be attending There is also a Beer and Cider Festival at the same time,and Live Music Please give me a ring on 01209 820844,or private message me to let me know your thoughts. Look forward to hearing from you Sincerely, Mick French
    1 year ago by battleshipbuff
    Event
    Heron Model Boat Club Regatta
    Heron Model Boat Club Regatta 2018 The "Big One" for us as a club and part of the Bay Fest 2018 Programme. Clubs have been invited from all over the southeast for this day of model boating on our home water in Memorial Park, Herne Bay, over 100 boats on
    display
    and on the water, Club 500, tug towing and more. we will have our "have a go" area for children of all ages to take the controls of an RC boat. Members and visitors to set up from 8:30am no earlier please. Canterbury City Council have granted us vehicle entry to the park which can be made from Kings Road via "Avenue of Remembrance" - please note that this is a public park, strict 5mph speed limit staying on the roads and paths as much as possible please. we look forward to seeing you there. HMBC heronsecretary@gmail.com
    11 months ago by Carlosthepirate
    Forum
    new post emails
    Hi Boat Shed, This will be resolved when the new website launches. The new email format is also better designed to
    display
    on phones and desktops, with hyperlinks that go directly to the correct part of the website. Just don't ask when this will be live 😊 it's in development and I'll post further news as it gets closer to going live. Thanks, Stephen
    11 months ago by Fireboat


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