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    Boat Stand
    I now have the XL boat stand in stock for
    model
    s upto about 48" The same as the medium just bigger! www.hakits.co.uk
    18 hours ago by HAKits
    Forum
    LATEST SMOKER, E-CIG ELEMENT
    Appreciate the comment Elsrickle, I'm still having fun with new ideas as the possibilities are endless and open to your imagination. I'm sure you'll have fun experimenting (it's actually quite addictive). I think if anyone is thinking of building a smoke unit for a new boat, the idea might be to get one going well, then design in a place to mount it with easy access for filling/replacing element etc. Not the sort of thing to be completely built in. I like the ready made coils shown as they are tidy and easy to replace. Weight wise for eg, - the vertical vape tank version, (
    model
    X) weighs 100g (1/2 the weight of a 540 motor) and the alloy box coil only version was the same weight. The
    model
    X is 45mm Diam x 55mm H, so not that large considering, (40mm waste pipe with stop ends) and keeps it all tidy. A complete tank could be used just as a screw fitting (threads are very fine and hard to produce) without the glass and placed in a smaller tube and packed with cotton wool (to be soaked in smoke liquid) and air pushed through the element. So many versions are possible. JB
    1 day ago by jbkiwi
    Response
    Re: (Naval Ship) HMS Sussex
    I heard from the owner of the Glamorgan
    model
    that was for sale this morning and unfortunately, I've missed out, she's been sold. However he still has a Fire Tender available, so, I'm having a look at her next weekend. Cheers, Nerys
    2 days ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Cruise ships
    It was about twelve years ago that I did the Norwegian Coastal Voyage with Hurtigruten on their MS Polarlys. At the time I was spending a lot of time with my sister in France and all my photos went onto one of her computers. However, if you google Hurtigruten ships, they all come up in far greater detail than I could have ever given. Decide for yourself, but I like the MS Lofoten and the MS Nordstjernen. During the eleven day voyage, we passed one of the other ships going in the opposite direction every day so saw quite a few. I can't remember where it was, but at one place we stopped, there was a Hurtigruten museum with the original ship, preserved out of the water and a wonderful museum full of
    model
    s pf their ships. The whole thing was an unforgettable experience which, if my health allowed it, I would love to repeat. Cheers, Nerys.
    2 days ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Humbrol enamels
    Try local hobby craft store our local one has a good selection You can also try wonderland
    model
    s online based in Edinburgh also have a good choice
    3 days ago by martincliffe
    Blog
    Bulwarks Completed!
    I spent a few hours steaming ply today! At least I now know what it's like to steam ply! I continued to glue the port side bulwark! After not gluing my finger to the bulwark. LOL! I then had the task of working on her aft quarters! And yes, More steaming ahead! By now I was use to it! I steamed the aft quarters one at a time! There being Port and Starboard sides! I worked from the bow to the stern! Each piece being sanded to fit! All while steaming the ply parts to shape! Patients paid off! I used my trusty green
    model
    putty. For all the seams! There are bigger seams that I need to fill! But, that will be tomorrow! And for now at least the bulwark is completed! I put on the caprail. Just to see what it will look like! I'll glue the caprail on. After the Bulwark is sealed! Oh, there was quite a bit of sanding as well!
    6 days ago by figtree7nts
    Response
    Re: Bulwarks Completed!
    Hot dog! Sheโ€™s looking good. You took your time and the results show it. One question, I see in the comments a reference to โ€œgreen puttyโ€. Donโ€™t think Iโ€™ve ever heard of it, but most of my
    model
    ing experience comes from building airplanes. Is it made by Squadron? I know they have a green putty for plastic
    model
    s. Anyway, keep at it, sheโ€™s gonna be sweet.
    5 days ago by Cashrc
    Response
    Re: Bulwarks Completed!
    Hi Michael, I hope my
    model
    come out.๐Ÿคž Looking as well as yours do! Cheers, Ed
    5 days ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Humbrol enamels
    Leeds
    model
    shop and Wonderland
    model
    s stock about 15 different 50ml Humbrol tins. Will-I-Am
    5 days ago by Will-I-Am
    Response
    Re: MORE SMOKER STUFF 2
    RE its a great deal of experimentation you are doing JB Looks complex Red but it's probably that it's all spread out and messy. Not that expensive really as the smoke unit in the vid (modified Heng Long with fan) cost around $10, the voltage reg about $4, water pump around $4 a length of silicone pipe and a bunch of JST leads,- around $4 and the 2 air pumps around $6. The metal box for the Vape coil version was $10 and the guy in the vape shop gave me the coil FOC, so all in all, not a huge amount. I don't smoke or drink so I'm happy to spend a few $$ to try an idea which might be of use to others. Graham has sorted the electronic version which is excellent, and I'm trying to sort a cheap more 'mechanical' system for those who are high tech electronically challenged like myself๐Ÿ˜ฎ Re force air methods,- I did think about the small CO2 cartridges (soda syphon) through a valve but they might be a bit dangerous. Also thought of aircraft retract pump up cylinders but they cost lots. Really just have to find a good small high pressure pump with a good output (either that or make something) Also thought about compressed air in a can (for electronics cleaning etc) but that's $20 a can! and you still have to figure out how to connect it (plus the room factor. If you have plenty of room in a boat to fit a bit of gear it's no problem, but with say, twin engined
    model
    s in the 3ft range with a few extras, space gets a bit scarce (see pics of my attempt at trial fitting this version in the HSL,)- major rewiring and re routing plumbing etc (looks like a bit of room by the smoker but the batteries go either side) JB
    6 days ago by jbkiwi
    Blog
    HMS Bustler
    HMS Bustler deep sea rescue tug ,built at Henry Robb Shipbuilders Leith where I served my time . Hull is 6mm ply with 2mm ply deck ,superstructure and bridge were constructed earlier from 18mm mdf . Ship will be a static
    model
    ,one day I will bite the bullet and attempt Rc
    9 months ago by marky
    Forum
    Warwick
    model
    Boat Show.
    Hi Nerys, I'm sure we'll meet up soon, Barry isn't so far away. I have to go to Newport on Tuesday to see the surgeon who did my knee, I have been having a couple of problems with it, so he wants to have a look to see what is wrong. Luckily my knee doesn't affect my ability to work on the
    model
    ling, just arthritis, eyes and memory problems. But having a wife who loves to get involved with the
    model
    ling helps no end. I look forward to seeing you and your
    model
    s, bye for now, cheers Colin.
    9 days ago by Colin H
    Blog
    The Vosper 46โ€ RAF Crash Tender Kit By Vintage
    model
    Works
    Just a small introduction, I am a retired engineer, trained as a toolmaker and practiced this in various forms for 20 plus years before going into Lecturing in engineering for 13 years then finally working on development of NVQs and VRQs for an Engineering Awarding Body. As far as My
    model
    making experience I did a little as a youngster helping my dad to build the 36 inch Crash tender and then doing some
    model
    aircraft but that was 50 years ago. I then became hooked on building a kit car which has occupied me for many years changing things and maintaining it as a recreational vehicle. This brings me up to date and instead of restoring a classic car I decided to get back to
    model
    making and this is the start of the 46 Crash Tender. So here we go Out of the box and the contents checked off, a minor anomaly on the parts numbering but soon sorted by VMW. I have spent some time in kitting out a new work station in what used to be my office until I retired. I now have two workshops one upstairs and one in the basement. How good is that? One of the of the first things was to construct a substantial building board that would give a perfectly flat base and a grid that could ensure bulkheads are square to the keel an parallel with each other also the same aspects in the vertical axis. I lined out the base board with parallel lines spaced at 25 mm and then from the centre-line at 90 degrees I marked the bulkhead positions.
    2 years ago by mturpin013
    Response
    Re: K & O Outboard motors
    They are the best
    model
    outboard motors i have ever seen, I really like them. thanks for showing them. Martin555.
    9 days ago by Martin555
    Forum
    Re-purposing an old Hull.
    Just getting back to doing something with my boats. My grandson (aged 5) asked if he could take some of my boat pictures to school, so I let him have about a hundred. His class teacher contacted me and asked if I could show the children some of the
    model
    s. I sent them 5 boats in various states of build from kit in the box through to finished. Today I was asked if I could help the year 1 class to build a
    model
    boat. I have supplied them with an old Fairey Hull from my store shed. They are now drawing up a new boat to build. The teacher has put them into groups and each group has to make a card mock up of what they want the boat will be. I will be going to see what they have done on Friday. So far there are 3 other adults willing to help. Once all the designs are done, we adults will be cutting out the ply and balsa parts and then assisting the children with their builds. The PTA are paying for any of the bits we can't scrounge. I hope they will enjoy doing it, the school has allowed one afternoon each week for the
    model
    ling class. So far my grandson says it's really going well and there are boat drawings on 2 walls. I am excited to be able to help youngsters get involved in
    model
    ling. Follow up news next week. Cheers Colin.
    14 days ago by Colin H
    Response
    Re: Exhaust Smoker
    Re- following several weeks experimenting, I was going to ask what pump you had Graham but you have answered it here. Seems to work quite well, not sure how mine will go (if they ever arrive) but there are a number of air pumps on line to try. Need something with a bit of grunt to it. I think this little project has been a great example of Kiwi/Anglo cooperation as we have both swapped ideas back and forth to get this result. Graham has refined the electronics and done a great job and I'm pleased that he has taken an interest in my original simple idea, and with his electronics knowledge made it pretty flash. With the greater
    model
    boat interest in the UK, I'm sure it will be seen on more
    model
    s yet and is a device which can be easily adapted to any
    model
    - tugs, PT boats, barges etc, - with or without water. The best thing is it can be made very cheaply as against the price of current marine smoke machines. JB
    10 days ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Warwick
    model
    Boat Show.
    Home from the boat show. Great Show. Felt sorry for everyone leaving who had to walk a long distance in the pouring rain. Looked out for Colin and Grandson, but didn't see them. As a Thames Barge enthusiast, it was good to meet up with the Association of
    model
    Barge Owners. Some lovely
    model
    s on the stand as there were throughout the show. Found quite a few bits and pieces to buy from the trade stands as well as picking up an order for bits for my current barge project from Dave Watts, Mastman. Altogether a very successful day, but I would liked to have met Colin. Cheers, Nerys
    10 days ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Re-purposing an old Hull.
    Hi there Martin, I had a meeting with the headmistress yesterday, and I have to wait till the board of governors make a decision, until then I can't name the school or the children, but am allowed to repot on the progress. Week 1, first sketches hung in the classroom and surprisingly they all have a similar profile. Boys seem to want police type boats, girls preferred things like coastguard and rescue boats. Week 2(next week) they will be trying to make card superstructures and trying for fit and look. There will be 4 groups, so 4 potentiall
    model
    s, as the whole top, deck up will be lift off. I have made the under deck supports, and 4 blank decks in 3mm ply for them to use. Further updates next weekend. Cheers Colin.
    10 days ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Warwick international boat show
    Just got back from a fantastic day at Warwick International
    model
    boat show. I will definitely have to go again, picked up a lot of information from the
    model
    sailing barge stand. Thanks guys, I'll have a go at a barge in the future. I took my wife and grandson with me, and they both enjoyed it, and I thought they would be bored, but the boy had fun on the pool with the lifeboats. The wife is now looking for another project, potentially a sailing barge. A big thanks to all those who took time out to explain the intricacies of their
    model
    s to us. Also bought a few needed items for my grandson's boat build. Should have robbed the piggy bank, as I saw loads of bargains but sadly lacked the funds. Overall we had a great day, but the drive home was terrible with flooding and road closures. Cheers Colin.
    10 days ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Aeronaut Pilot Boat
    For my next project I am looking at the Pilot Boat by Aeronaut. www.cornwall
    model
    boats.co.uk/.../Aeronaut-Pilot-Boat-3046-00.htm I am unable to find any reviews or information, apart from the somewhat limited information on the web. I am not new to
    model
    boats but I am new to electric power. It is suggested that two motors are used (not supplied). The kit seems to be very detailed with scope to add. Any advice would be much appreciated. Steve
    4 years ago by cormorant
    Response
    Re: YET ANOTHER SMOKER VERSION
    Re Banks JB - the one we use is closing something like 140 branches countrywide - blaming it on cash transfer facilities and online banking. We have to use online as the nearest branch is over 50km away ...... Fortunately not one of the ones being closed. All we have here are two of their ATM's - one being inside a supermarket and only available in shop hours......... As to waiting for stuff - it takes nearly a month for MB magazine to get here - and a lot of online shops wont post/ship to SA. Most
    model
    items here are imported by wholesalers via Ripmax , Hobby King and the like , and then onto the hobby shops - double markups - so although there is no import duty - price is nearly double that of UK or US. Add 15% VAT for insult to injury.......... Bought some stuff from Hobby King a few years ago - customs held it up for nearly three weeks - then tried to charge demurrage..... All that was finally paid was the VAT - total delivery time 2 months and HK got two items wrong. After 3 months of correspondence replacements were sent and arrived 3 weeks later......No Customs...... Wont try that again...... Try to get bits in UK via my sister and wait for someone to come over with it - still quicker than the post which sometimes never arrives...... Its all a bit like being in the armed services JB - a case of hurry up and wait - (worst trip ever was in a DC3 - left base camp at 06.30 - finally arrived at destination at 17.30 - stopped at every FAF [Forward Air Field] along the way - direct flight would have taken just over two hours)
    12 days ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Modified Figures.
    Hi Peter, I know what you mean. I try to get them doing something but unfortunately you cannot modify a lot of the plastic figures without doing major surgery. If i had lots of figures i can then swap limbs and heads and cut and fill the gaps. Some figures are so difficult that you actually have to grind arms/legs off completely and use wire and bits of sprue to make a new arm/legs. Sometimes it seems more trouble that is worth but when you finally achieve it you look back at it and say it was worth doing. It is a bit tricky to do i can quite understand why many
    model
    lers don't bother with it, but on larger scale
    model
    s i think that it looks more complete with a few crew onboard. Martin555.
    13 days ago by Martin555
    Response
    Re: My Collection...
    Hi Colin, You have a very nice collection of boats there. I think the biggest problem with our hobby is displaying and storage of the completed
    model
    s. I am sure i have some up in the loft somewhere but unfortunately i can't get up there to find out. I will have to see my son about it when he visits again soon. Martin555.
    13 days ago by Martin555
    Forum
    Modified Figures.
    Looking for crew to man a couple of the Thames Barge
    model
    s I have built, I have found that modification seems to be the only way to get the figures you want, doing the things you want. Nerys
    14 days ago by Nerys
    Response
    Re: YET ANOTHER SMOKER VERSION
    All too true Martin, I sometimes think about selling all my
    model
    s and spending more time with my real boats, as it is far less stressful, and I can get all the necessary bits locally (or on line locally), (sort of like BIG
    model
    ling without the stress. You also can fish, sail, or float without having to think, "did I bring the TX, batteries" etc, - went down to the pond this evening -30km round trip,- got there and found I'd brought one wrong battery and the pond was starting to fill with weed now they have removed the carp, ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ##!!***. You don't have to worry with the real boat, - boat lashed to trailer,? check, trailer properly on the tow ball,? check, gas, life jackets oars and anchor? check, bag with phone, necessary bits, check, and off you go (most of this stuff is always in one place ready to go, and lucky I only have to go 300m to the ramp, and can zip home if I did forget something). You don't have dozens of mini problems like
    model
    s, much more basic. We need less stress not more, and sometimes hobbies can be more stressful than the real thing (ie guys who crash $30,000 jets!). The only thing I have to wait for is the weather. Beautiful calm day today, should have used a real boat! but I did video the eels which greet you at the pond๐Ÿ˜Š. Should make you f-eel r-eely calm๐Ÿ˜‚ JB
    14 days ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    LATEST SMOKER, E-CIG ELEMENT
    Not sure I understand what Vaping is .............The tanks I presume are part of the system - you will have to go into a great deal of detail for ignoramuses like myself to understand whats going on.......... I have visions of one of those very involved Turkish pipe things standing up in a boat shaped like an Alladins Lamp... Seriously I like your idea of creating an easy to use working smoke unit JB - would be of great use to all boat
    model
    lers . Have only one small steam engine set left now - the nicer gunmetal type sold by Midwest ..... all the rest have been sold over the years as its very time consuming firing up - watching the sailing time - and the safety bits too - simpler to use electrics with dummy boiler & engine in open boats - so a smoke unit would be good there too - perhaps camouflaged as the boiler itself. How about that for your next project!
    17 days ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Boat Stand
    sorry, they are designed for smaller powered
    model
    s.
    18 days ago by HAKits
    Forum
    Boat Stand
    Just checked this stand out on Ebay and they say it is suitable for boats up to 28" long, vee or flat bottom. My last two projects were 30" long Thames Barges and the current is 42". The flat bottom fits, but I'm afraid the length is a bit out. Must admit, it looks good for many
    model
    s and I'd certainly buy one if I was building a suitable boat. Cheers, Nerys
    19 days ago by Nerys
    Response
    Re: Problem Bulkheads
    Hi Martin - new former's in - but
    model
    s shelved until there is more time to get to them. Been busy with orders - Grandson Damien asking the same question.........
    19 days ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Blackpool Boat Show 2019
    The Blackpool show was the best its been for many years, venue is a bit dated, but, we were there for the
    model
    s and traders, superb on both counts. Iain and Dave do a splendid job of organising the show, free parking, and, if you want a great deal on food and accomodation. unlike other shows there has been a lot of diversifying, Tanks and Trucks, see how other
    model
    ers do things! the bring and buy was doing great business. Bring on next year. Just a point, they have some charity stands, RNLI etc, all the profits go to charity, not some fat cats pocket. Iain and Dave, I salute you Mark
    20 days ago by jarvo
    Response
    Re: Southampton Tug Boat
    Excuse my ignorance, but did the Southampton Tug start life as a RTR
    model
    ? Gives me that impression. Nerys
    21 days ago by Nerys
    Forum
    JUNO
    If anything, I like the steam dredger more than Juno, but in any case a very nice pair of
    model
    s. Dean, you should be very proud of them both. Nerys
    22 days ago by Nerys
    Response
    Re: Another Exhaust Smoker
    Hi Graham, You have done a fantastic job. I think that you and Jb has taken this exhaust effect to the next level. Both of you have made systems that a lot of us
    model
    makers will try to copy, these
    model
    s are starting to look more like the real thing every day and it is thanks to guys like you with your perseverance and experimentation that has opened up new ground. congratulations to both of you. Martin555.
    23 days ago by Martin555
    Forum
    Wanted
    All the sound systems I've heard, JJC sounds come out on top. As far as Im aware, they are no longer made, the ones I've heard are on older
    model
    s.
    23 days ago by KenThompson
    Forum
    FOR SALE Saito DDK 116 1:100 scale Minegumo Escort Ship Kit
    Hello all, I am new to the forum. I have quite a few
    model
    s, so I decided to offload some of them. I wanted to start with this one. Saito DDK 116 ULTRA RARE 1:100 scale Minegumo Escort Ship Kit I have all of the blue prints as well as the manual. A truly amazing
    model
    . I put it on ebay as well. https://www.ebay.com/itm/174075722094 if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. Have a great day!
    24 days ago by bbur788
    Forum
    Steam Engines
    A friend makes beautiful small steam engines the latest being an outboard - anyone interested can contact him at kdsteamsupreme@gmail.com. I will post pictures of his other
    model
    s tomorrow. This particular one sells for R3,400 (about 225gbp or about $250US) and he exports around the world. There is a video of the engine in action by the fellow who used to make "Rose" Pop Pop boats - unfortunately too large be posted - and its not on you tube. As you can see unit is complete down to a suitable sized gas tank.........
    26 days ago by redpmg
    Response
    Re: 34'' Vosper RAF Crash Rescue Tender - Aerokits
    model
    Whoops - engage mind before opening mouth ........ Thought you were talking about
    model
    s of which there must have been thousands of versions built including commercial toy types - a scratch built 6' one I saw running in the sea - looking just like the real one - powered by a 25cc 2 stroke motor. But the Fireboats everyone thinks of are 93 & 94 . Strange the fascination with those when they were the only two ever built..............
    26 days ago by redpmg
    Response
    Re: 34'' Vosper RAF Crash Rescue Tender - Aerokits
    model
    Hi, I think found a post from you around a year ago re a 46โ€ Vosper
    model
    , where you said your boat was โ€˜a bit fast at 11vโ€™. Is your boat noisy relative to others?
    27 days ago by Back in the Groove
    Forum
    U-boat colours and Markings
    Hi Guys, Here is a link that I think might interest some of you. It is mainly for Submarines but could be useful for surface German Warships. It might help when weathering your
    model
    s. https://amp.rokket.biz/docs/u-boat_colours_with_photos_5.pdf Martin555.
    28 days ago by Martin555
    Response
    Re: Buxton
    model
    Boat Club
    Hi Phil, There are some very nice boats there. "Juno" is a
    model
    you don't see every day, do you have any information on her ? Martin555.
    28 days ago by Martin555
    Forum
    Age of steam
    Mate, I like your oscillating engine and your great video. I have been steaming for eons and am fascinated at the steam pressure gauge at the start registering pressure , though I cannot read the actual pressure gauge numbers and what seems a lot of condensate ( so what ) and after a short while the pressure gauge drops to near zero or thereabouts and stays there for the full run and yet your water gauge glass is so very FULL ( yippee) , such a good pump till it, the glass water gauge eventually shows it has not too much reservoiur water left for the run and the pressure gauge STILL shows near zero to indicate the end of the run , do you have a faulty pressure gauge ? Maybe the Mamoli tube should be inverted to the pressure gauge as you may have it filled with water? I do not know. On another matter, my club Webb identity picture shows my
    model
    56 inch Cervia steam engined Tug which I replaced the Stuart 10 to the Stuart twin 5/8 bore and stroke same as yours ? I think, which may be their still selling 11mm or so bore and stroke (me, still imperial and not modern ). My little twin pushes the Cervia displacement 44lbs hull like a rocket , such power. In my latest
    model
    build I am struggling with a 46 inch long hull with a Stuart 10 twin AND it is the Kitchen rudder ( that is the struggle) which I have done several times. My mate who is "radio modern" says he will fix/train my transmitter 2.4 ghz on his computer my two rudder cup servos to do "mixing " like Ailerons to impart opposite throws so that the Kitchen cups will then turn such that "I have left and right rudder" in addition to normal opening and closing of the Kitchen rudder cups. I was not to impressed with the threaded screw tiller and the triangular wings mine is ALL brass to impart strength, as you have ALL on a base that imparts steering .I just found I lacked hull room for a swivelling base in my needing a beefy apparatus, as it weighs about 20 to 26 pounds at a guess, so far a lot of finishing still needed ,I love to build big, such is . Though I got off the track, your thoughts on the pressure gauge may be revealing to me ! Regards Lyle.
    1 month ago by Lyle
    Response
    Re: RC Laser
    There is something about the simplicity of the una rig and is possibly a factor in the popularity of the full size Laser dinghy. Interesting that a number of yacht clubs that race the laser also have members who race the
    model
    s. The reason I recently acquired a Mickey Finn hull which I hope to restore is this same liking for simplicity and I'm sure the same thing applies to the 'Wee Nip'. Nerys.
    1 month ago by Nerys
    Response
    Re: Piscataqua river gundalow
    Looking very good. Probably one of the most interesting and unusual
    model
    s we've seen for a while. Well done Tomas. Cheers, Nerys
    1 month ago by Nerys
    Response
    Re: Piscataqua river gundalow
    first I drew up a plan from the book in the desired magnification. At first I thought about making a
    model
    from extruded PolyStyrene. Finally I used plywood and for the main part of the
    model
    I used a slightly modified way of building, which uses R. Chesney for its
    model
    s of boats...the middle part of the
    model
    is such a box. Since gundalow has no keel, just a leeboard, I decided to use proven variants with a central keel (how it is at my TSB
    model
    s)
    1 month ago by tomarack
    Blog
    Piscataqua river gundalow
    Piscataqua river gundalow Some time ago I was preparing an article for
    model
    ers who used to sail with RC sailboat
    model
    s .This article was to make known the types of sailboats practically unknown in our country. ย On this occasion, I have practically discovered that, for example, Thames sailing barges still exist - even if they are few and increasingly costly to maintain. While collecting the materials, a friend lent me a book about Thames sailing barges. On the Internet I searched the site >
    model
    barge info < operated by Richard Chesney(sorely not functional now) . I managed to get more materials, and this eventually led me to build two
    model
    s TSBยจ(TSB Capricorn and TSB Gusty Cat - (Tomcat)) ย In my archive, after many years, I pulled out a book that I received from a friend in New York >American ship
    model
    s< by V.R.Grimwood > where there are many other interesting types of sailboats, but this time in the US. I started writing an article about really another rarity - Piscataqua River Gundalow. In this book there are other rarities, for example < Chesapeake Bay skipjack,Chesapeake Bay Bugeye, Scow schooner and more next vessels> but gundalow looked the most bizarre .. outside the shape that resembles a large surfboard (about 18 to 20 m long), so it has a Latin sail. More information about gundalow can be found on the web, in the above-mentioned book by V.R. Grimwood and also in the magazine> Ships in scale (11-12 1998). http://www.gundalow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Wooden_Boat_Article.pdf GUNDALOW - THE WORK HORSE OF THE RIVERS June 2008 (a short excerpt from the next article as info) ย The conditions in the shallow tidal basin area around Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Maine were a special case.Piscatqua River, and on its network of tributaries and the shallow Great Bay, which is seven miles upstream. The upstream towns were engaged in agriculture and manufacturing. Domestic and foreign imports arrived at Portsmouth on ships too large to navigate the Piscataqua River.. Portsmouth was their access to markets. The condition of roads at the time made them a last resort choice for transporting cargo, and not a choice at all in mud and snow seasons. Manufacturers and seasonal crop farmers needed more reliable transportation. The solution was a simple shallow draft vessel that could reach these growing river ports. A barge in its earliest configuration, the gundalow was poled over the shallows, rode the tide in and out of the Piscataqua, was rowed with long oars called sweeps, and later carried a large sail.The gundalows were simply built, many were little more than rafts. Some were 70 feet long and built to protect the cargo.They were not sea vessels. The sails where rigged on a short stout mast, about 12 feet above deck. The lateen sail was rigged much like the Dhows of the Red Sea and Middle East. The long boom, in some cases 70โ€™, could easily be lowered for passing under bridges. The boom was hung on a chain from the top of the mast, about a quarter of its length from the boomโ€™s forward end. Balanced there, the forward end was secured to the deck with block and tackle near the bow. The aft end of the boom, pivoted on the top of the mast was raised above deck at about 45 degrees. The Fanny M., launched from Adamโ€™s Point in Durham, NH in 1886 by Captain Edward H. Adams, was the last gundalow to operate commercially in the area No gundalow has been preserved, but two replicas were built (1982 "Captain Edward H. Adams" and in 20011 - "Piscataqua") When I finished both
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    s, I wondered what to do next ... so I started to build gundalow
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    . The
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    is approximately 1:24 scale, 90 cm long, 24 cm wide. ......................................................... https://www.fishermensvoice.com/archives/0608gundalow.html ......................................................... Building a Piscataqua River gundalow > Ships in scale /vol XI/Nr 6 1998 (november - december)
    1 month ago by tomarack
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    Re: SEAPLANE TENDER, WATER COOLING SYSTEM ADDITION
    Hi Mike, pump is an oscillating silicone diaphragm pump (continuous flow) 6-12V from Banggood eg- https://www.banggood.com/DC6-12V-R385-Aquarium-Fish-Tank-Round-Water-Air-DC-Diaphragm-Pump-p-1037303.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN I have one in my HSL as well and they seem to be very reliable (and are cheap). There are various sizes and brands of these and I have another which is a bit smaller I bought for an experiment. The 3 way tap I bought about 12 yrs ago, either EBay, Ali Express or Banggood (can't remember which,) and past orders have been deleted on these sites after 10 yrs (Hobby king is the same) Just had a look through all the sites I've used ( including Great Planes, and other aircraft sites and can't find a single R/C fuel tap! Plane and boat hobbies have been slowly dying round the world, and the dwindling number of available accessories (especially in the IC area) is sad to see. A number of the largest US
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    companies have closed in the past 10 yrs or been absorbed by others. I have 7 planes from US (1 UK)
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    kit companies which are no longer in business. I had a number of Graupner
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    s in the 70s and 80s (boats and planes) and now they really don't exist as they did any more. Also looked on Made In China.com - look here if you want to see where all Chinese made anything comes from (manufacturers wholesalers etc, - prices samples anything. Very Interesting! JB
    1 month ago by jbkiwi
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    ''Genie''
    "Genie" was a classic Marblehead 50" long. Designed by Vic Smeed, she had a hard chine hull construction. This was my first "home brew"
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    yacht and I ended up building 4 of these in total - so pleased I took some picies. Long gone now, but not forgotten !.
    1 month ago by philcaretaker
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    My Thornycroft MTB 49 is a Vic Smeed design ( plan No 337 ) and probably one of the most common
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    s of the type, you still see them at
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    shows round the world. Bought my plan in 1968. Perhaps we could have a Vic Smeed
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    section and see how many are out there? JB
    1 month ago by jbkiwi
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    Re: Sails
    Hi, no, Capricorn never had a strange coloured foresail. It is Gusty Cat (in original Lady Daphne in 1:28 scale). I'm building another rarity now .. Piscataqua river gundalow in 1:24 scale,with a Latin sail (length of
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    is the same like GC), plan and description of
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    construction is in the book> American ship
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    1 month ago by tomarack
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    General Jumbo - Nostalgic !
    It all started for me about 60+ years ago. General Jumbo was my favourite character in the Beano, being able to control and communicate with
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    s fascinated me to say the least. At school we all took the academic subjects in our stride, Maths, Science, Physics were tools to be used โ€“ but for what?. Geography put me in a world of my own wanting more to travel. As for History! โ€“ Well if it was swash buckling, pillaging pirates or conquistadores searching for new lands, it had my full attention! , coupled with a blend of Swiss Family Robinson, Treasure Island, Mutiny on the Bounty and Robinson Crusoe โ€“ I guess these were to be my seeds of destiny. Does it ring any bells ? ๐Ÿค”โ›ต
    1 month ago by philcaretaker


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