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    LATEST SMOKER EXPERIMENTS, REDUCING SIZE & NEW BITS
    Re - I think you need a Mince pie and a drop of
    whisky
    for the pain LOL!! I'm now going for a coffee and a lie down Martin, (and perhaps a wee VSOP) - be doing some more thunkin 2morrow, (it being 4.04 Ante Meridian right now in our neck of the Southern Pacific ocean/Tasman Sea) Evenin' JB
    15 days ago by jbkiwi
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    LATEST SMOKER EXPERIMENTS, REDUCING SIZE & NEW BITS
    Jb, I think you need a Mince pie and a drop of
    whisky
    for the pain LOL!! Martin555.
    15 days ago by Martin555
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Like I said Marky, add the
    whisky
    AFTER the warming πŸ˜‰ BTW: Boiled or baked eggs in the micro - also not a brilliant idea! πŸ’₯ BTW2: there are also some good plastic 'Fallout Shelters' available to put over the top of 'stuff' in the microπŸ‘ 😎
    16 days ago by RNinMunich
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    TRIAL FITTING SMOKE UNIT TO THE HSL
    Hi Martin, Yes had thought of spring launching, not so much fun though 😁 Also considered compressed air, like some originals, I still have a box of Sparklets bulbs on the shelf in the workshop. The thyphon thoda has long since disappeared though - as has the
    whisky
    ☹️ Decided to reserve those for the two quad torpedo mounts though 😊 10mm alu launch tubes are prepared. The actual mountings and trigger mechanism are a bit trickier though! Got some 8mm O/D alu tube as raw material for the torps. Also have a set of 3V micro motors which just fit inside the 8mm tube. BTW: on a recent extended foray into the nether regions of the cellar I found my Knatterboot (Pop pop boat) πŸ˜€ While looking for something completely different of courseπŸ™„, which I didn't find πŸ€” Cheers, Doug 😎
    27 days ago by RNinMunich
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    Night Watch
    Lt. Marky, you have the ShipπŸ‘ with the able support of CPO Rooky. Neither the ship nor the
    whisky
    on the rocks if you please Lt. 😎
    4 months ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    Clyde Puffer. Scratch Built.
    This was my first scratch built model. I intended to use as much recycled material as possible. Have a habit of raking in skips, etc. The Clyde puffer is a type of small coal-fired and single-masted cargo ship, built mainly on the Clyde , and which provided a vital supply link around the west coast and Hebrides of Scotland. Built between 1856 and 1939, these stumpy little steamboats achieved an almost mythical status thanks largely to the short stories by Neil Munro. Due to the poor road network up the West coast of Scotland these ships were vital in supplying the settlements with stores, coal, wood, etc. They also played a major part in the islands
    whisky
    industry by providing coal, grain, etc and exporting the
    whisky
    to Glasgow. One unique part of the design was its flat bottom allowing it to be beached supplying settlements without piers or jetties. These ships helped to cause their demise by supplying road stone to improved road network. The name puffer came from a smaller scale ship built use on the Forth and Clyde Canal. Driven by a single cylinder steam engine the exhaust was piped into the funnel. The canal was a ready supply of fresh water removing the need for a condenser. Hence the "puffing" . The sea going version required a condenser removing the puffing element but the name stuck.
    8 months ago by Hillro


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