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    Fairmount Alpine
    Hello ! Som more Pictures of my Fairmount Alpine , A little bit forward on the deck
    propshaft
    and rudder is mounted the towing winch is mounted and working more pictures is comming // Have a nice weekend all boat builders πŸ‘
    5 months ago by jugge
    Forum
    propshaft
    Lubrication
    You can still get greases that are applied in liquid form but they now tend to be in spray form. I personally do not use silicon oil or grease, it is fine until you need to repaint your boat, it forms a film that is almost impossible to remove, even cellulose thinners has no effect and any paint applied fish eyes and separates, there are dedicated removers but we tried one on a contaminated bike frame which had been blasted, with poor results we had to treat it several times and had to reblast it, we discovered silicone grease had been used in the bottom bracket. Keep silicone away from any surface you may need to paint.
    6 months ago by TheBlacksmith
    Forum
    propshaft
    Lubrication
    Been reading some old threads with plenty of reference to lubrication but only one mention of what to lubricate with (mix of engine oil and graphite powder). I have just fitted a replacement
    propshaft
    (M4) to my Huntsman 31 and fitted it with an oiler tube. So question is what to oil/grease it with? Steve
    7 months ago by steve-d
    Forum
    propshaft
    Lubrication
    I used to use Liqui-Grease which was a clear liquid which solidified quickly leaving a grease filled whatever.I think it was silicone grease in a solvent which evaporated. No longer available as far as i can see but silicone grease diluted with meths might work. Great for chains and bearings on a bike so well enough for a little prop shaft. Very low drag too Seems to soften with movement.πŸ‘
    6 months ago by onetenor
    Forum
    propshaft
    Lubrication
    Hi I am using a mix of Teflon bike grease and a teflon based oil Teflon is non hygroscopic unlike some car type greases and have a low friction level hence low wear. Lithium grease has the same properties and is excellent, all of the suggestions are fine and it comes down to personal choice at the end of the day Teflon grease and oil are available in this country through Wilko's and halfords (own brand. half the price and just as good) Out of interest I make my bushes from PET plastic, acetal is similar, plastic can be lubricated with water as well as grease and is often used in full size
    propshaft
    s the Queen Mary carrier for example. happy 2019 to everyone.😊
    6 months ago by TheBlacksmith
    Forum
    propshaft
    Lubrication
    I also use the ProBoats Marine Greaser!πŸ‘ It works well for me!😊 And the grease stays where you put it!πŸ˜‰ I've had no problems with it so far....😁
    7 months ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    propshaft
    Lubrication
    I use White Lithium Grease in my stuffing tubes and on both plastic and metal gears. I build my own stuffing tubes for my 3/16" shafts using bronze bushings from the local hardware store. They insert into about a 3/8" brass tube thereby giving a reservoir for the grease. Does not seem to breakdown at all, has a nice viscosity, does not damage plastics and I have read will tolerate high heat. Local auto parts store sell it for about $6 in a tube that lasts me for years. Just my experience..... Joe
    7 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    propshaft
    Lubrication
    Hi All I use silicon tap grease as it's waterproof and add a bit more after each outing. Strip down, check for wear once a year and regrease. Started using Teflon bearings for the lower bearing which are holding up to the brushless motors. Canabus
    7 months ago by canabus
    Forum
    propshaft
    Lubrication
    Greetings from Australia and Happy New Year. Hi Steve I have always lubricated my shafts with a 50/50 mixture of car bearing grease and sump oil Thinned to a consistency to be Forced into the tube via a syringe. This seems primitive but I have never had a problem. Top up when you think it needs it. Some would shudder at this but works for me. Regards Sid
    7 months ago by sidley70
    Forum
    propshaft
    Lubrication
    Fill it up with Castrol or equivellent grease and once a year repack it....got boats with grease from over 5 yrs ago and they still as smooth as ever and dont leak water at all.......went through them over xmas for 1st time in years NOT a single mark of wear and that includes a couple of fast boats as well....Had a look at a boat that was last on the water 7yrs ago still with the original grease in it and still was as fresh as the day I put it in.......if your boat is using Oil from an oiler then the shaft will be furbarred and staining on the underneath....really no need for oilers as long as you have put enough grease in it...OIL will wash the grease away
    7 months ago by Dave J
    Forum
    propshaft
    Lubrication
    I have always used wheel bearing grease. I have a brass tube fitted to the prop shaft which is the same diameter as a grease nipple so slides into the grease gun Yours Brian
    7 months ago by scout13
    Forum
    propshaft
    Lubrication
    I have changed over to the ProBoat Marine Grease.It comes with an injector that screws onto the tube.Very happy with the product.Just one idea.
    7 months ago by Donnieboy
    Forum
    Artesania Latina
    i had a damaged thread on my new artesania tug boat kit
    propshaft
    ? i have been sending an email every week since august .They agreed to replace the part but have never posted the part to me ? i have purchased another shaft but will continue to email artesania for(ocd) the hell of it ! yes i need to get a life ?
    7 months ago by keithtindley
    Media
    Fairmount Alpine
    A Little bit forward ,
    propshaft
    and rudders ar mounted and some things on the superstruktion , im going to start with the running lights tonight Have a nice day everybody // JΓΆrgen
    7 months ago by jugge
    Forum
    How to RC small boats?
    There's no great need to dismantle a servo to get motive power - nowadays you can buy model motors that are not much thicker than a typical boat
    propshaft
    , and speed controllers the size of a thumbnail. Usually for about a pound. These small drones have really helped in this regard. This one, for instance, is 0.6cm diameter by 1.5cm long - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-JJRC-H20-RC-Drone-H20-08-CW-Motor-Spare-Part-For-JJRC-H20-08-RC-He-M4S2/332826605276?hash=item4d7e02f6dc:g:7AIAAOSw989bsxkP:rk:39:pf:0 Your biggest problem will usually be rudder control - there will be little room for a servo and tiller right at the stern of small boats. For an EeZeBilt I recommend a closed loop system which lets you relocate the servo anywhere convenient - see http://eezebilt.tk/radio.html The EeZeBilt Terrier below is 10.75 inches long...
    7 months ago by DodgyGeezer
    Media
    Fairmount Alpine
    A Little bit forward , the hull is ready for paint and im going to mount
    propshaft
    and motors , im going to work with the superstrukture so it will be ready
    8 months ago by jugge
    Blog
    Sanding done
    Most of the sanding is now done and the not so easy task of getting the
    propshaft
    and tube out (M3 so not really man enough). Bought loads of bits including the grab rails I've fitted. Bollards, cleats, capstan, anchor, chain, instruments,nav lights etc all boxed up ready to fit after paint. Also the crew has arrived from China. But, I have failed to find a VHF 'White Stick' style antenna anywhere....anyone seen one in any of the catalogues? Steve
    8 months ago by steve-d
    Response
    coastguard
    Good morning Doug the CoG will be determined when the superstructure is completed then lead ballast will be added the batteries are in the best place possible any lower and they would have been obstructing the
    propshaft
    s have a nice day Bob 😜
    8 months ago by Northumbrian
    Forum
    Brushless motors (again)
    Will need to put this on hold for a bit as I have just discovered a guy working in the next industrial unit to mine is into boating and has offered to give me a motor and ESC that he has 'outgrown'. In the mean time I need to replace the
    propshaft
    as it is not man enough plus a metal U/J. Bit of hacking required.
    9 months ago by steve-d
    Forum
    propshaft
    s lubrications
    Hi Guys, I just would like to enquire what s the easiest way to lubricate (fill)
    propshaft
    s for a tug scale 1:40 ,meaning 10mm tube and 4mm rod. thanks for your help 😊 Maurice
    10 months ago by Maurice
    Forum
    S.H.G Black tornado
    hi got this off internet not eBay!!!! going to over the winter add meteor 40 engine
    propshaft
    n' tube were already fitted as was water scoop n' outlet ,rudder , trim tabs,a 2channel Acoms r/c receiver and and 2 servos no trans. but it did all work ( all in a gooy margerine tub possibly the best part of 40 yrs worth of GOO!!!! Hull /deck look to be in good condition! will keep u informed on "resto" over the winter months regards
    10 months ago by thatsinkinfeelin18
    Forum
    replacing
    propshaft
    Hi Richard, sorry to hear about the arthritis. I'm also cogitating how to build a trolley or trailer for my bigger 5 foot ships! Tempus fugit! 😲 All the best, Doug 😎
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    replacing
    propshaft
    Hi all I have taken the bull by the horn and removed the 4ba prop-shaft, which was remarkably easy first using a stanley knife on the keel each side of the shaft and then as I was advised by a forum member to use mole grips, which I did, wallah out came the shaft, now as can be seen by the photos the new one, ( it is too long by an inch, Doh I ordered the wrong one) is a smaller diameter than the old one. What is the best way to refit it? Also using the keel as my straight edge, the shaft is at 9 degrees, is this going to be OK, also I am replacing the 54mm 3 blade prop for a 40mm so with the 850 motor I hope this will be sufficient.
    2 years ago by RichardSReade
    Forum
    replacing
    propshaft
    the boat went quite well, it is too complicated for me to load a video, I cant remember what happened, but I had to repaint ot and it went horribly wrong, I managed to hand paint it in the end and it will do. I then got the Lloydsman ready to sail, then both were put on the top shelf of the garage out of the way and that is where they stayed asI cannot carry them from the car park to the boating pool at Coate Water, however I have acquired two golf trolleys and intend to adapt them for the boats. I have gone off the boats along with other hobbies due to arthritis, and winter is approaching,
    10 months ago by RichardSReade
    Forum
    replacing
    propshaft
    Soooo! How did it all turn out Richard? Where are the pics or vids of the Sea Trials??? Cheers, Doug 😎
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    Italeri P.T 109
    I bought an italeri PT109 kit in 2011. it took 4 months to build as I had other projects on at the time. I notices the high quality of the parts, especially the hull and the actual paint finish was very easy due to it being plastic and got the nearest colour match by using Humbrol spray acrylic of Grass Green with Regency Red acrylic for the waterline and below. Difficult decision was as to build as a triple screw to maintain scale or go for the single screw. I eventually went for the latter with just one rudder. Power was by a 480 brushed flight motor with a 30 amp esc which was a bit over the top as power was by a 2200mAh 2S Lipo but the esc was the only one they had in the shop. Getting the motor installed was very straight forward as it was done before the deck was fitted but I had to make the aft cabin detachable for access to taking the battery in and out and also lubricating the
    propshaft
    .The boat performed well at scale speed but got slightly out of shape when full power was applied, appearing more as a fast electric. Overall the boat was ideal for smaller ponds (providing it was not running flat out). The outcome was a well detailed model that appeared like the real thing on the water but I would not recommend sailing it in rough conditions.. Boaty😁
    10 months ago by boaty
    Response
    Range Safety Launch?
    I tried this on a Colin Archer leaking round the
    propshaft
    entry no internal access it worked its like watered down milk best on levellish surface pour
    11 months ago by camyaj
    Forum
    I want my workshop back!
    I already mentioned in another thread ("Any Clues") that three boats have been dumped in my workshop to see if I can find a buyer for any of them. 1) Caldercraft "Joffre" Tug, already built but in grave need of TLC with the
    propshaft
    tight and the rudder shaft too tight to move. The vessel is filthy dirty. 2) Billings "Le Pourquoi-pas", hull assembled with decks, remainder of kit & fittings look to be complete 3) Billings "Smit Nederland" Nr 528 - unstarted kit but does not have detail fittings I can post any of these boats and would appreciate a sensible offer for any of them - I do need the space to get on with my own work. Please PM me for any further information Regards Barry
    1 year ago by aanside
    Blog
    Dumas 1203 Coast Guard Lifeboat (RNLI Waveney conversion)
    So here we go again! I have decided to give other projects a rest for a time in favour of this little gem. Pick up off eBay for less than Β£100 NIB posted, couldnt resist! Its the Dumas (kit no:1203) 44' Coast Guard Lifeboat. I dont know if this kit is still produced by Dumas and having looked at the Die cutting of the parts, certainly seems like an old kit? However, I love my building and the challenges, so I am sure it will turn out nice at the end. Finished length 33". I shall be converting this to a RNLI Waveney Class Lifeboat and will possibly go with 44-003 named "Khami" which was based in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, which is local to me here in Suffolk. Sadly very little turns up on this boat via Google, but at some stage may pop out to the Great Yarmouth Lifeboat station and see if I can hunt anymore info on her. I shall not be using the recommended Dumas running gear for 2 reasons, 1st its a geared set-up (I am going with MFA540 brushed direct drive) and the cost of over Β£150! Photos show the box artwork, plans and the included wood. Last photo shows my electrics less
    propshaft
    s and props that are on order. Note the Star Wars 3.75" figures that with poetic licence could be painted to represent crew. However, at this point the model is approx 1;16 scale and the figures would be 1:18 scale so maybe too small. There are 1:16 scale lifeboat figures available but pricey? My one issue at this point is going to battery choice? do I go with a small 6v lead acid or perhaps 2 Tamiya type 7.2v NIMH in series. anyone who has built anything like this may want to advise. LIPO not an option as the Mtroniks ESC do not support LIPO. Space inside the hull may also be an issue? Another issue is going to be fabricating some
    propshaft
    struts for the rear next to the props. There is quite a bit of prop shaft exposed outside the hull, so these would be integral to support and strength of the
    propshaft
    s. is there anything available off the shelf (they are included in the running gear set, but dont seem to be available on there own) of do I need to fabricate from brass tube and sheet/strip brass?
    1 year ago by Skydive130
    Forum
    HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
    Yes, I hadn't looked at the dimensions before I sent you the link. I'm not a Dean's fan anyway, from past experience with a damaged
    propshaft
    . They refused to replace it until they had checked the damaged one to make sure I was not the cause. I felt a bit miffed as the 4m shaft was part of a Β£480 spend with them and they were quibbling over a couple of quid.
    11 months ago by cormorant
    Forum
    Twin screw
    Hi George, Had this snag with my Graupner Graf Spee as well. in my case the stbd prop tube was misaligned 😲 Major surgery 😑 First off; it's unlikely that the motors are perfectly matched, but if the difference is that noticeable I would suspect the cause lies in
    propshaft
    resistance and / or dry motor bearings! I would disconnect the prop shafts, oil the motor bearings and run them in a bit off load for a few a minutes. See if you notice a difference there at low speeds. Also; remove both shafts; clean and oil. Clean the tube end bearings with a pipe cleaner and some light machine oil. Squirt some Teflon grease into the tube from the prop end. I use a small plastic syringe for that. Before reassembly check as far as possible that neither shaft or tube is bent at allπŸ€” If all seems straight reassemble and run the motors at medium speed a minute or two then slowly and see if you can still detect a difference. Reduce the throttle gradually until the motors stop. if one stops significantly before the other that suggests extra friction in that drive train; misalignment somewhere! Thrust washers too tight? BTW: which motors? One ESC or two? Hope this helps! Cheers, Doug 😎
    11 months ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    Part1 research information
    Deck From the construction hand book:- Decking shall be single layer of mahogany plywood, approximately 9/16 inch thick, installed in general accordance with plan, BuShips No. PT486-S1106-411193, subject to development of satisfactory material. Note. I have seen photos of some perhaps later ELCO 80s with planked decks. Planking 62 degrees hull planking angle not 45 degrees as many have used. stern transom at 12 degree angle approximately. Prop shafts of real boat. All three propellers turned in the same direction clockwise looking from rear, not the greatest configuration for a model boat.
    propshaft
    angles are around 10 degrees. The centre shaft is at a larger angle to the side ones. The centre prop shaft angle is 11 degrees and the wing prop shafts are 9 degrees. Using these angles may restrict your propeller selection. The centre shaft appears from hull further aft than the side shafts but the propellers are all at the same distance from the stern or transom.
    12 months ago by CB90
    Forum
    Fitting
    propshaft
    s
    Was just pullin' your chain a little 😁 SorryπŸ€” I'll do a quick measure up for the cutter πŸ˜‰
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Fitting
    propshaft
    s
    What do people use to glue
    propshaft
    s in place ?
    1 year ago by AndyG009
    Forum
    Fitting
    propshaft
    s
    Rather than a model of a rope making machine, Doug, this is a machine for making model rope. Always wanted one, in case I ever make that marvellous wooden ship model. Martin
    1 year ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Fitting
    propshaft
    s
    Interesting! Didn't know there is a market for such models 😁
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Fitting
    propshaft
    s
    I bought one of those bags of gears and got just enough to make a model rope making machine. Martin
    1 year ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Fitting
    propshaft
    s
    keep it for 7 years and if it doesn't come in handy save it for another 7
    1 year ago by Haverlock
    Forum
    Fitting
    propshaft
    s
    Yep, You just never know when STUFF will come in handy do you?πŸ˜‰
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Fitting
    propshaft
    s
    Afternoon Doug, See, this is why I too. Go around buying different supplies!
    1 year ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Fitting
    propshaft
    s
    Mornin Ed, 1 to 1. Basically cos that's what I've got in those big nylon cogs. Want to use the nylon ones cos they are wide, so more freedom of movement aligning them, and they should be quieter than metal gears. Think they came from old printers! Bought a batch of assorted cogs and pulleys at a flea market here years ago. Now they're coming in handy😊 Main purpose is to get the drive down to the
    propshaft
    which is mounted very low down in the hull as can be seen in the pics above 😲 Cheers, Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Fitting
    propshaft
    s
    Generally 2 part epoxy unless the hull is made of some strange plastic material. if you have gaps to fill try Milliput ( 2 part epoxy putty).
    1 year ago by Haverlock
    Forum
    Fitting
    propshaft
    s
    Hi Doug, Is the gearing going to be reduced? Or it going to be 1 to 1? 3 to 1 would be good, right!
    1 year ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Fitting
    propshaft
    s
    Two part Epoxy Andy πŸ‘ But I prefer to glue the tube rather than the shaft! 😲😁
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    engine
    Hi Hammer, we're all too Gobsmacked to even think about wondering about cylinders and frame! We're now waiting with bated breath to see how you want to bend the 10BA screw heads πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ This dumb lectrickery engineer, who can't seem to cut a simple 3mm thread on a
    propshaft
    , is fascinated by your mechanical wizardry πŸ‘ Keep it coming, can't wait for the test and trials! All the best, Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Windows, stoopid question.
    Evenin' Martin, Beat ya 2 it! just made the ally jaw covers πŸ˜‰ I do have smooth jaw vices (or vici !?) but they are only small machine vices. I use 'em mostly with the milling machine. Ta for the frame info (tilt type), must say I'm relieved, simplifies the sawing and fettlingπŸ‘ I did the filing and fettling of my windows in the vice as well, with wood blocks between them and viceπŸ˜‰ except the last few irritating thou which I did freehand on the end of the bench. Ta for saw link as well. Looks like a more versatile fret saw, which I have but fixed length and I suppose the metal blades I have for it are probably too coarse for 1mm ally. Will probably order the set with 144 various blades. Funny, most of 'em seem to be made here in Germany but so far I can only find 'em on English sites!? Know what you mean about V block, will probably make one. My 'mechanical problem' now is cutting a 3x0.6 thread on the 3mm
    propshaft
    I made. First attempt bent the shaft 😑 Stupid die just doesn't want to bite, an' it's 'nigel nagel neu'. Hilfe! Nice frames and gutters πŸ‘ Sorry about the car, hope it's not toooo expensive😲 Marky; Rasp? or raspberry ? Fruit is less painful 😁 Commodore; but is your 'raincoat' tinted and scratch-proof ?😁 Cheers All, Doug 😎 Nearly forgot; Martin can you please elucidate (yes it is legalπŸ˜‰) on the 'dummy screws with a sharpened tube'. Not quite with you yet on that! Glad you like the glueπŸ‘
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    54 year old Crash Tender
    Nice One CyrilπŸ˜‰πŸ‘ Too'ot 'ere as well, so stayed in and made the
    propshaft
    and tooob for the fish cutter. Just tap drilled the prop to take a 3mm thread. Now to figure out the gearbox frames 😲 Everyone seems to be going Mast Crazy tonight so I guess I'd better make one for the Sea Scout πŸ€” The cutter need a lot of complicated wooden bits, so that can wait till I've figured out how it's all supposed to work 😲 Transistors an' diodes an' such are so much easier πŸ˜‰ Carry on Sarn't Major, 😁 Cheers, Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Krick Police Launch
    Hi nice to see your build, I built a Krick police boat about 18 to 20 month ago and it is my favourite boat to sailI have a 550 motor in it and although it was very fast I experimented with props and I am down to a rough scale speed. The only other mods are I fitted spray rails on the chine and I used a longer
    propshaft
    and reversed the position of the motor and batteries, it sits in the water at just the right level with no ballast and planes beautifully. I bought a couple of 5mm. 9v. led's and used one along with a siren kit from the now defunct Maplins. Happy sailing😁
    1 year ago by TheBlacksmith
    Forum
    David Metcalfs Waveney - ''The Scout''
    For sale is my 1/12th scale model of the Waveney Lifeboat - "The Scout" Kit produced by David Metcalf. Built to a good standard with an array of working features: Working radar controlled through a voltage reducer Navigation lights, mast lights, front and rear searchlights, flashing blue light and well lights all controlled by an Action Electronics P62 quad switcher. The flashing effect of the blue light is controlled by an Action ElectronicsP73 multi flasher. Powered by two Turnigy 3542/5 1250kv brushless outrunners controlled by two Fusion Hawk 60amp electronic speeed controllers. Fitted with Raboesch
    propshaft
    s and 3 bladed brass left and right handed propellors. Batteries and radios are not included in the sale. The model is available for pick up only with cash on collection from Stafford ST16 which is approximately 1/2 mile from Junction 14 of the M6 motorway. Price Β£700 ovno
    1 year ago by Flack
    Response
    Elizabeth
    Started on the bottom skins, these were removed and obechie planked instead. Checking the furniture, motors
    propshaft
    s and props.
    1 year ago by muddy


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