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    New Website Sneak Peak
    Thought I'd share a sneak peak of the new website with everyone. I was hoping it'd be live by now, but things have required more development time than I first thought. So instead of giving you all a half-baked system, I've kept it in development a bit longer. In the screenshots: - New home page layout, forum middle-top, then build blogs, media gallery, events, clubs/lakes, new harbour boats, a new section for how-to articles and useful links. - How-to articles can be edited - Useful links can be posted on their own - Any member can follow any other member - Forum threads as well as blogs can be followed - New events section, with calendar and map - New places section, also with map - Cleaner layout for forum threads and blogs - Completely refreshed
    mobile app
    - New ranking system (some of you will change rank, but it'll remain fair to who has contributed the most) - Easier login, easier uploading of files, easier posting in general - Faster website, all database queries have been restructured to provide fast responses - New notifications area showing all updates to everything you're following There's a tonne more, I do think you'll all love the new site once it's live. Still don't want to promise dates, but when it's ready, it'll launch! Many thanks again to everyone who supports this website. Without this, we'd have sunk years ago! Stephen
    1 year ago by Fireboat
    Forum
    Ship rudders
    Remember I am using a mobile so nothing appears such as modify etc. There is little functionality across the website via smart phone. Toby. You are doing your night owl stint too. Well I have just coated the rudder in finishing resin and so bedtime. Undercoat in the morning.....oops it is morning already. Bis bald! Toby
    1 year ago by Toby
    Forum
    Plant T5
    Works fine for me on the PC Jerry. I note you using the
    mobile app
    .๐Ÿ˜ฒ DON'T! Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Emoticons, Keyboards & accented letters
    'Thumbs Down' emoticon; I agree John. I asked Stephen about that months ago but never got an answer.๐Ÿค” Are these the accents you want? ๐Ÿ˜‰รขรกร  รชรฉรจ รฎรญรฌ รดรณรฒ รปรบรน You have to find the so-called 'Dead keys' on your particular keyboard. On my German '"QWERTZ" keyboard they are at the left and right ends of the top row - the numbers row. Press one of the dead keys and then the letter key and and accent is applied to the letter. The keys are marked ^, ยฐ, ยด, and `. I think on most mobile phone keypads if you press the letter key longer (Android), or several times quickly (other systems?) it will apply an accent to the letter. You'll have to experiment๐Ÿ˜‰ Re Standardised keyboards; Whose standard or language?? https://www.wikiwand.com/en/QWERTY https://www.wikiwand.com/en/British_and_American_keyboards This is what I work with https://www.wikiwand.com/en/German_keyboard_layout Have to switch it to QWERTY if I want things like pound signs๐Ÿค” ยฃ appears instead of mz normal dollar sign, but now zou see that z and y have been switched around as well! Now to switch back! Dat's better๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers, Doug BTW Seรฑor! If you have several language dictionaries installed on your PC (as I have) you can also do things like Seรฑor by typing it in 'English and then switching to French. The Spell checker will then underline it as 'wrong'. Right click on the underlined word and it should offer you the correct spelling with accent ๐Ÿ˜Š Re Umbra, we Big ol Softies already discussed such losses! ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Port holes
    For some reason can only send 1 picture on the
    mobile app
    superstructure only placed in position
    2 years ago by marky
    Forum
    LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights
    Mornin' All, had wondered about that 3rd antenna on the model! UHF on board is only used by the military. The two longer (VHF) antennas are for the IMM band (International Maritime Mobile). Two are fitted according to the SOLAS/GMDSS regulations; one for transmission, one for reception. SOLAS = Safety Of Life At Sea, introduced after the Titanic disaster GMDSS = Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. Applicable to all ships of 500t or more and boats / ships capable of carrying 50 or more passengers. These regs were part of my daily working life for 30 odd years. They define the COMMS equipment a ship should carry according to the Sea Area they will sail in. Area A1: close to shore within LoS range of VHF IMM radio. Roughly 30 miles, depending on height of antenna above sea level. Area A2: off shore within the north and south 70ยฐ latitudes, beyond which SATCOM, esp INMARSAT is not possible due to the earth's curvature. INMARSAT and/or MH/HF must be carried. Alternative means of long range communication must be carried. A3: Worldwide. MF / HF radios must be on board for operations beyond the 70ยฐ parallels. Cheers All, Doug
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    puffer
    I started the puffer a while ago and have previously posted bits and bobs in the forum ,am having problems uploading pictures will try with
    mobile app
    and see how it goes .
    2 years ago by marky
    Forum
    10 Rater
    Hi John, to open or save PDFs left click on the icon and then on 'Download' in the top left corner. Windows then gives you the choice of opening or saving! Works on PCs, don't know about the
    mobile app
    , don't bother with that - Who needs microscopic pictures!!!? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    photos
    problem is with the pc not the
    mobile app
    will keep on persevering ,Doug the last lot of Chemo really took it out me this time but just have to grin and bear it this time next year i will be wondering what all the fuss was .havent forgotten about your seagulls .Cheers Marky
    2 years ago by marky
    Forum
    photos
    Hi Marky, Is this the old problem with the
    mobile app
    ? From my PC I'm having no problems at all. See for instance my latest Post with the USS George W Bush pic ๐Ÿ˜ How's it going Mate? All the best, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    1960S Taycol electric motor
    Hi CB, Re 'Faraday Cage: I see what you're getting at, of course you are correct that a sealed and grounded metal box would shield the surroundings from spark generated RFI. The 'box' would need to be 'hermetically and electrically sealed', not easy with prop shaft an' all. One hole is enough and Whoops, all those nasty waves have escaped๐Ÿ˜ก. But actually a Faraday Cage works the other way round! It's purpose is to protect people and 'things' inside the cage from outside influences such as high voltage discharge (e.g. lightning) or unwanted radio or other high energy waves by conducting them around the outer skin of the cage to ground. I sat in one during my years of development of mobile radio systems to try to make sure that my test measurements weren't being falsified by external influences. I also didn't want to ruin the tests and alignments my 'bods' were doing on the current production equipment just outside๐Ÿ˜‰ I also had the pleasure ๐Ÿค” about 30 years ago of standing inside one at the Deutsches Museum while about a million volts was fired at it! Hair raising๐Ÿ˜ฒ but I'm still here to tell the tale๐Ÿ˜Š and bore the pants off you all๐Ÿ˜ Happy suppressing all, cheers Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    MV TEAKWOOD
    PS: Trouble with so called 'Smart' phones is that they sometimes outsmart themselves and us!๐Ÿ˜ฒ if you had 'Auto rotation' ON then the pics will ALWAYS look right on the phone, no matter which way up you happen to be holding it! ๐Ÿ˜ Whether from my Samsung phone or my Sony digital cam I always upload to my PC, check the orientation (correct if necessary using Irfan View) and then upload to the site. But then I don't like the
    mobile app
    anyway ๐Ÿ˜ก
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    Lady T
    This is a build of the LadyT from Mobile Marine Models, I am quite a way into the build now and have not taken photo's of every part of the build and I may get things a bit out of sequence, but I will do my best. The hull and a set of templates was given to me, I have found out that the templates in most cases are for guidence only. The hull is not one of the best mouldings I have had but with a bit of effort was knocked into shape. In order that the rudder could be removed from the boat for repair I glued a piece of 3mm brass strip to the hull with Araldit and P38 filler, another piece of brass with a hole to take the rudder was laid on top and two 3.3mm holes drilled through both pieces, the brass on the hull was tapped 4mm and the piece with the hole for the rudder was drilled 4mm clear and countersunck. By undoing the tiller arm and removing the two 4mm countersunk screws the rudder can be removed for repair. The rudder was made with thin ply and P38 using the drawing to make a template of the shape.
    2 years ago by AlanP
    Forum
    Thurl pin rack
    Hi all I have just spoken to Brian at Mobile Marine and he advised the term was based on a very old English name for belaying pins. Basically its a wooden plank with holes for the belaying pins and fastened in a raised position to the deck. The shrouds are wrapped in a figure of eight round the belaying pins which in an emergency can be knocked out to release. They are used on the davit fixings, not the mast. I have small hooks on the shrouds to the bulwarks and on the fore mast fitting. My model requires the top cabin to be removable so I have made a fixing out of wire that can be quickly released from the white metal fitting on both sides.
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Donations - Thank You
    Hi All, Just a quick thank you to everyone who donated in 2017 and so far in 2018. It's only with the kind contribution of members this website keeps going. Advertising helps, but it doesn't fully cover the costs of hosting, domains,
    mobile app
    s, security certificates and upkeep on its own. A few things on here are due an overhaul again, usually I take time out at Christmas to overhaul sections of the website, but this Christmas break was too hectic, so the website had to take the back seat (or the stern perch). Going forward it's still a life project that continues for me. The website will turn 11 this year, it's come a long way in that time. Originally just static pages, people would email photos of their boats and I'd manually put them online. Laughably unsustainable these days if that still happened, so I must thank you all for keeping the ship sailing, the engines firing and the masts raised! I'd still like to overhaul the website, so amongst juggling a job and other commitments I will be working on this. If you haven't yet but would like to do so, please consider donating. The average donation last year was ยฃ8 - so an even bigger thank you to those who stretched a bit further. Donations can be sent securely through PayPal โ€“ just click the amount youโ€™d like to donate in the left side panel on the website or at the bottom of the home tab on the
    mobile app
    . If your local currency isn't GBP, PayPal will let you enter a value in your local currency. Cash and cheques are accepted although less preferred because of security. If you wish to do this anyway, please PM me for details. Many thanks once again, Happy 11th Birthday to the website and Best Wishes to everyone for 2018! Stephen
    2 years ago by Fireboat
    Forum
    Skimmer from Mobile Marine
    Hi Steve Sorry, no I did not take photos of the build. if you have the Mobile Marine hull then I built a vertical wooden plate up through the top and strengthened with wood plates beneath the top moulding. if your rudder snake runs over the top make sure you allow for this when deciding how high to mount the motor/prop!! This works but flexes when power is applied so if I did another I would mount the upright to the base and make a slot in the top to allow it to pass through. I would also provide support, below the top, to the upright behind and right up to the hull sides. The force from the motor is truly awesome and plastic mouldings tend to (and do) flex. I use two rudders as other members have found they work better than one. I used 1/8" welding rods for the cage and did have some hard black netting at one time but have had no problems with just the frame. if I sailed in an area where the public had access then I would provide a cover. Just get the mount and prop sorted before you finalise as mine was too small!
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    tug build
    Hi has anyone built the ayton cross tug from mobile mrine models I have just bought one and would appreciate any hints and tips on the build Keith
    2 years ago by Slickdick
    Forum
    Circassia model boat
    Circassia- Glasgow Circassia was built in Glasgow in 1937 for Anchor lines Liverpool to Bombay regular route, carrying 285 passengers and 4000 tons of cargo. She was taken by the Admiralty at the beginning of World War 2 and used as a troop ship to North Africa. She never saw action but troops dubbed her the โ€œship from hellโ€ as accommodation was limited carrying far more than she was designed for. She returned to her 13000 mile round trip India run after the war, making her last voyage in January 1966, after which she was sold and broken up in Spain. This model was a 2 year project by a local retired yacht builder who is a real craftsman, built from original drawings to scale with great detail. Original drawings included with the sale. Includes 3 new rechargeable 6 volt batteries, charger, twin screw and bow thrusters, all servos and all works including navigation lights too. The transmitter is a Hitec Laser 4 with 3 spare channels if required (never used). The model dimensions are LOA 5ft 4inches, beam 9 inches and stands tall from keel to top mast at 21 inches. She weighs just over 60 lbs and sits on 2 teak plinths for display and has a rather crude but effective launching trolley and lifting straps. The plans say it is 1/8th scale. Contact details are Mike Billany, ** email and personal phone nos. removed Please use pm to share this info** I live in Hedon, approximately 7 miles east of Hull. Strongly suggest visit to view and buyer will need to collect. Asking price for all as above is ยฃ600 or very nearest sensible offer please.
    3 years ago by mbillany
    Forum
    Telephone mast
    Hi, Dave is partly right, but that's only part of the story! If they are telephone masts (lattice or aluminium pole mast) I assume they are for cell phones and this would be the cell's fixed central station. The antennas often look like tall speaker boxes. There are usually several arranged around the mast to cover different areas of the cell, depending on whether the mast is in the middle or at an edge of the cell. It shouldn't bother you unless it's incredibly badly engineered or installed. The power will be relatively low as the cells are getting ever smaller, that's presumably why they need a new mast. Our RC sets operate on 2.40 to 2.4835 GHz. The nearest cell phone downlinks (mast to mobile phone) are in the 2.1 and 2.6 GHz bands so shouldn't bother you. If they also operate the old 800MHz band the worst that could happen is that 3rd harmonics of a badly engineered TX system could drop into the RC bands between 2.40 to 2.463 GHz. But these harmonics should be so weak that your RX will never notice them, never mind the wrong digital 'signature'. Also the RC frequency changes several times a second so at worst there might be a signal drop out (glitch) for a fraction of a second. The inertia of the servos would cover this so you wouldn't even notice. Someone using a leaky microwave oven on shore would probably cause more havoc ๐Ÿ˜ก There will probably also be dishes for trunked connections from the cell site back to the network node. These operate at much higher frequencies and have highly directional beam antennas so they won't bother you at all. Unless you climb up to cook your baked potato! ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you want check with the council / installer what bands will be used. Cheers Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž (Comms Eng. Retd.)
    3 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Re Boat Harbour entries
    You beat me to mentioning this, Doug You are quite correct the Boat Harbour section of the Forum is for members to show their finished models as well as give details of the power set up etc. A picture is really needed to show off the model in all its glory. If you are able to posts in the Build Blog section are very welcome and do produce encouraging and helpful responses from members, who also benefit from seeing how others tackle their builds. There are other specific sections where members can post to share experiences or seek help for specific topics. Some members use Tablets or Mobile devices to view and it could be Stephen may need to make it easier for these users to access the relevant sections and post pictures. All posts are welcome but pictures do add greatly to the impact, and I suggest that any member who has a problem posting, sends Fireboat, Stephen a pm so he can address the issue. happy building and posting Dave
    3 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Can't upload pictures from the
    mobile app
    Trying to do a refurb blog but the app won't upload the pictures. Any help please. Thanks Colin.
    3 years ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Sea Queen refurbishment
    Sorry no pics as
    mobile app
    won't let me upload them and my PC is dead.
    3 years ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Writing a reply to pm
    Why won't the
    mobile app
    let me reply to PM's. It goes to the reply page but then locks me out, keyboard won't appear.
    3 years ago by Colin H
    Forum
    what fittings for a plane prop
    Ref Dave M's airboat pics, did they come with the hull and the deck, or did you make the deck yourself? Mobile Marine only seem to sell the hull, and the two boats in your photos appear to have the same decks. Chris
    3 years ago by octman
    Forum
    Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day
    No box on my
    mobile app
    , but will be there.
    3 years ago by Colin H
    Directory
    (Other) Skimmer
    Like many clubs we suffer from weed problems at times. Airboats skim over the weed so can be sailed when the weed is prolific. Mobile Marine provide the hulls and top so construction is quick. Ken is at the controls at present but Barbie is throwing a hissy fit so will be strapped on in his place soon. (Motor: 2812) (ESC: Brushless Chinese 30 amp) (8/10)
    3 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Web Site Funding
    Thanks to everyone who has donated! This month we've broken records on the number of people who have contributed in a single month! If anyone would like to publically show they've supported the website, you can now add a 'Good Conduct' medal to your avatar. You don't have to, by default it's off, but if you want to show your support you can switch it on in the my account page or your donations page. In other news, the next project for me is giving you all a better iOS
    mobile app
    . I'll keep you all posted on that. Thanks again everyone ๐Ÿ˜Š Stephen
    3 years ago by Fireboat
    Forum
    Website upgrade coming soon!
    Thought I'd give you all a teaser announcement ๐Ÿ˜Š The website is long overdue a heafty upgrade from its current format, including lots of behind the scenes updates to the server. I'd like to get this done over the Xmas hols, and so far things are progressing well but I'll hold out on a launch date as it's still an awful lot of work. In summary; - The whole website is moving to https and will use secure connections throughout, including the apps. So all traffic will be encrypted including usernames, passwords, stored cookies, everything. - No more flash plugins required. Flash is currently used in a couple of areas and will be replaced with HTML5 which is much cleaner, lightweight and in line with future standards. - Upload limits will be gone. You'll be able to upload as many files and photos as you like per post, along with this, a new media viewing interface has been crafted. I say media, as files are also acceptable everywhere, not just in the forum area. - Full Emoji support. Smileys will be replaced with emoji's, this is especially important for the
    mobile app
    s where smartphone entry typically can include emoji. - New posting interface across the website. Creating new posts will be cleaner and standardised across the website. - Profile pages will be updated, again, with a much cleaner design, focus on member rankings, recent posts and harbour boats. - Retina support, mainly for people viewing on macs, iphones, ipads - many graphics have been updated and will show in their full resolution glory. - Goodbye to the legacy server version. This isn't something anyone will notice, but to upgrade all the server code to more compatible modern standards is the majority of the upgrade work. Thanks to everyone for your continued support in keeping this website going! ๐Ÿ‘ Stephen
    3 years ago by Fireboat
    Forum
    Website upgrade coming soon!
    Hi Stephen. Congratulations on your successful upgrade of the site, I have just submitted a couple of build blog updates and I'ts a so nice not to have to go back in to correct the punctuation and odd capitalisations, and it's really great that I can post more than four pictures now ๐Ÿ˜Š. On minor niggle... the smileys or emoticons, whatever the are called, seem to have lost their appealing characteristics and look a bit dull compared to their previous incarnations ๐Ÿ˜ก. Curiously, they look better and in colour on my 'phone using the
    mobile app
    but just grey 'ghost' outlines on my PC....spooky !. Despite that I'm quite impressed and grateful for your efforts, and I have to say that it's now very deserving of another donation to the fund, I'm sure many would agree ๐Ÿ˜‰. A Happy New Year to all. Robbob.
    3 years ago by robbob
    Forum
    Website upgrade coming soon!
    Progress update. The new website is now 95% ready for launch, a few final tweaks will be needed, but otherwise it's ready to go. The
    mobile app
    however, is only 50% ready, visually it's working, but functionally not there yet. I'll be continuing to work on the final parts for the next few days, with the aim to launch everything on Sunday the 1st! it's been a busy Christmas break for me, this website update has consumed many hours, but hopefully it'll all be worth it ๐Ÿ˜Š The website will be down for a few hours on Sunday while I copy everything across. @Onetenor, live chat was once part of this website, but it was removed again for a few reasons. By nature they're temporary, if knowledge is shared within them, they're lost in time. They also can't be moderated and are unfortunately prone to misuse. Another update from an early announcement too; I have done lots of work on response posts, so I'm pleased to say, it'll be possible to include as many photos/files as you wish in responses too! Also, all posts will be modifiable, attachments included, and can be deleted as well. You'll see all changes when the website goes live on Sunday. I'm still hoping for a seamless transition. Let's see! Thanks everyone for your support. Stephen
    3 years ago by Fireboat
    Media
    Tug 'DHB Dauntless'
    Scratch Built 1:32 scale Dover Harbour Board Tug, DHB Doughty. The main hull is a standard Damen hull purchased from Mobile Marine Models, see their website for Portgarth. the hull is fitted with 2 x T12 Motors for the main propulsion,2 x 60 degree kort nozzles for steering, with 2 x purpose made brass props. Also fitted is a 12v Graupner water pump for the working fire monitor and Fwd spray bar, 2 x Mtronks 15 amp ESC's, Futaba steering servo and Futaba 40 MHz Receiver. Approx Dimensions including fendering Loa 41" Beam 14"
    3 years ago by barnet
    Forum
    Website upgrade coming soon!
    Hi Edward, So far I haven't made any progress on the apps, but I'll do my best to implement as many of the features mentioned into the apps too. In general they'll be less feature rich than the full website, but this is the same for any
    mobile app
    as they're generally designed for smaller screens. They will use a secure connection and updated server version just like the website and in a few areas I'll be tidying up the code. I know there are problems with notifications, also with uploading photos in new posts. Everything will see an overhaul. Stephen
    3 years ago by Fireboat
    Forum
    Apostrophe problem ?
    There is a technical explanation. Also it's something that is fixable. I simply haven't had the chance to do this as it would need to be fixed at the same time as all database queries. The website has lots! When loading data into a database there are apostrophes already within the server code itself. To avoid it getting confused on what is code and what is the text it's copying in, it uses a backslash. Otherwise known as an escape character. You'll also see it in RSS feeds sometimes, similar principle there. it's likely what the BBC ticker tape is reading. That said, queries can be designed differently, the editing scripts are different to the creation scripts for posts on here. All however need a revamp as technology has moved on quite a bit since the original server code was written. There is a new technology called SQL improved, which is much more secure than the old SQL and negates the need for escape characters (back slashes). When will it be fixed? I can't say. Maybe these Christmas holidays. it's solid days of work to update the whole website to the new technology. The database is a fundamental part of every webpage, the
    mobile app
    s, rss feeds and the notification system. Once things are upgraded I'll be fixing all past posts to ensure no more backslashes are around. Ps. Don't mention emoji compatibility! That's a whole other headache to manage ๐Ÿ˜‰ Stephen
    3 years ago by Fireboat
    Forum
    Problem with
    mobile app
    Hi Stephen Thanks for this. I've actually deleted the app and reinstalled it. it seems to be working fine now. Edward
    4 years ago by cenbeth
    Forum
    Problem with
    mobile app
    Hi, Has anyone else been experiencing problems with the
    mobile app
    ? I used to use it as my access to this site but recently it just hangs there on the home page, and an old home page at that too. Regards Edward
    4 years ago by cenbeth
    Forum
    Problem with
    mobile app
    Hi Edward/All, Just to acknowledge, there is a problem with the notification system and related to that, the
    mobile app
    s haven't been updating or receiving push notifications in the last four days. There is now a backlog of notifications! Typically, once the system is working again it'll churn through the backlog and probably complete it within a few hours. Apologies in advance to anyone who might receive a lot of notifications in a short space of time. Thanks for reporting. Stephen
    4 years ago by Fireboat
    Forum
    How long should a LiPo battery last when stored?
    Hi Dave Sorry for the delay in replying. I'm experiencing problems with the
    mobile app
    . The battery is in a new radio, a Roberts Sports 3. it's new and has been charged properly but the charge only lasts about a week (no use of the radio during this period). I bought it from Everything Electrical who say that they have sent it to Roberts who say nothing is wrong with it. I'm not satisfied with this response, but to be honest do wonder if I am right so any advice is appreciated. Edward
    4 years ago by cenbeth
    Forum
    Donations
    Same question as Edward and Mark as I use the
    mobile app
    quite a lot now and a donation through PayPal would be so much easier if possible Neil
    5 years ago by neilmc
    Forum
    Donations
    HI Stephen How do you make a donation on the
    mobile app
    ? Edward
    5 years ago by cenbeth
    Forum
    Donations
    HI Ken, It's a good idea, but a rounding donation wouldn't make up the running costs for the website, simply as there are not many orders made. The shop has a limited range of products and therefore limited potential buyers. If I had all the time in the world I would work on it much more and broaden the range, but it's more something I keep as a fun project than a serious venture. The most costly part of the website are the
    mobile app
    s. I know many people use the apps so they'll be staying, but they do annually cost money to have in the app stores, whilst being free to download and not containing any advertising. I like your thinking though ๐Ÿ˜Š I'm always open to ideas. Unfortunately there's no company sponsorship or magazine sales keeping us afloat like other websites I know! Stephen
    5 years ago by Fireboat
    Forum
    Site unstable on iPad
    HI Stephen Will do! it certainly seems better but to be fair, I'll I've it time to see. I prefer the
    mobile app
    as it is easier to use, for me anyway. Kind regards Edward
    5 years ago by cenbeth
    Forum
    Site unstable on iPad
    HI Edward, I was working on the
    mobile app
    this morning to update it to the latest code libraries. I hope this will fix any issues. Let me know if there are still problems. If not, please remember to rate 5 stars in the App Store! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks, Stephen
    5 years ago by Fireboat
    Forum
    Mobile Marine Lady Jan.
    HI welcome to the site. I have built several Mobile Marine kits as well as kits from other suppliers and find that they all have their good points. The Lady Jan makes into a nice detailed model and the fact that you can buy it in easy stages appeals to many modellers but it does require some skill and effort on the part of the builder to achieve a reasonable finish. White metal fittings from whatever source need some careful fettling to remove the inevitable flash but this then makes the part much more of a personal product than one that may be mass produced. I agree the size fits well into most cars and the internal space coupled with the two piece superstructure would make a good project for a model steamer. There are pictures on the web site of finished models and if you search the internet under Empire Tugs you will find plenty of detail of the various craft of which this model is representative. I am attaching a picture of my model for your info. Good luck with your research and I hope you enjoy completing your model. Dave
    5 years ago by Dave M
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    Fighting Cock
    Fighting Cock was one of the fleet of North West Tugs (Liverpool Screw Towing and Lighterage Company) steam tugs, built by Cammell Laird in 1953. The model is built on a Kingston Mouldings Sun tug hull, the superstructure is scratchbuilt from styrene, with many fittings from Mobile Marine Models. The motor was 'rescued' from a mainframe computer data drive, and is direct drive to the propeller. Power is from 12V gell cell batteries with a speed control by EA Electronics. Both hull and motor were given to my father many many years ago, and the model was completed approx 7 years ago.
    6 years ago by Trillium
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    please help
    hi, Iv bought a mobile marine lady jan........its a completed model......its running a t12 motor.......electronize fr15hvr esc......and a futaba steering servo all good so far...I bought a planet 2.4g 5 channel radio for It......I put the radio In, the esc worked fine,the steering servo threw a wobbler when you turn the transmitter on.......the steering servo stopped working........I replaced the servo with a cheapy from the local model shop.that did the same..so I changer the receaver and tranny to an analog set and the steering servo still playing up doing the same.swapped the esc for a new mtronics esc still the same...iv swapped the wiring extension to the steering servo Incase that had shorted even took the servo out the boat and collected It straight to the receaver..the main 12v battery Is charged up.........................iv had a fare amount to do with rc cars mainly fg 5th scale and nitro.....this has got me completely lost...PLEASE HELP!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    6 years ago by grace
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    blogs dont show activity?
    HI Paul, The blog updates appear on the homepage under the recent activity header for everyone to see when they first come online. Also, update notifications (emails alerts on
    mobile app
    s) are sent out too, but a little later on. These go to people subscribed to the blog and to anyone who has "all posts" ticked on their notification preferances. I wouldn't like to include it in the forum section, the home page is an amalgamation of the forum, builds, photos, videos, events, clubs etc. So I'd like to keep the main feed central. Did things not show on the homepage? Do they show now? Stephen
    6 years ago by Fireboat
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    Christmas Presents
    HI Colin, I've spent this morning investigating the possibilities of adding it to the Simbian OS and have now submitted something to the Nokia store. I don't know how long it will take them to check it, it seems like they follow similar processes as Apple whereby they check new apps being submitted so it could be weeks!! But more likely hours to a few days. *correction, apparently it takes 5 to 7 working days, so it certainly wont be available until next year! I don't have a Nokia phone to test this application out on though, so I can only keep my fingers crossed it will work. Do let me know!! Hopefully I'll receive a notification of it being accepted/declined but have a search anyway. it's a bright yellow Icon!... searchable by just "model boats" and should have the same functionality as the Android and IPhone apps. Having some difficulty with the IPad app at the moment too. But I'll update you all on that if I can get it working. With Apple I wouldn't expect to see it in the store for ages though, they do take their time ๐Ÿ˜‘ That only leaves the Windows Marketplace for Mobile, and the Samsung App World! Why are there so many operating systems!? ๐Ÿ˜› ** App Updates - 28/12/2012 ** iPhone/iPod Touch: Available iPad: Submitted (pending review) - but you can use the IPhone version for now Android Google Play: Available Samsung Apps: Submitted (pending review) Nokia OvI Store: Rejected - Re Submitted (pending review) Windows Marketplace: Yet to be created Blackberry App World: Will not be created Stephen AKA app developer rookie!
    7 years ago by Fireboat
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    (Tug Boat) Lady Jan
    Built from a Mobile Marine kit. Very scale appearance and sails realistically. Tows barges and other vessels very well and runs forever. Working lights and Technobots sound unit (ESC: Electronize) (5/10)
    8 years ago by Dave M


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