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1:16 scale figures for a model trawler ? by Midlife306 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
WW2 tank crew tend to be 1/16 or 120mm scale👍 Cheers Wayne

huntsman plan by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
As Zdenek says, you can get a set of effectively any of the original Fairey boats form Charles Lawrence, there is a General Assembly drawing and a Hull Lines drawing. Some of the Hull Lines drawings have been prepared by Alan Burnett for modellers in the past. They look to me like they are scans of original drawings to myself. If people wonder why they are at 1 : 12 scale, simples the originals way back in the 1960's when some of them were drawn, in the days when we used 'real' measurements. They are 1 inch = 1 foot (2.54 mm = 304.8 mm)

tug build by Slickdick Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks Dave for all that information i will certainly take care and use templates I have just completed the 1-12 scale severn from speedline so i will give it a week or two before i start on the tug Again thanks for everyones help

Back in the hot tub! by Ballast Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi GrahamP74. Sorry but I have just seen your pics of the boat in the hot tub. I hope you don't mind if I make an observation but I think she rides a little high in the water at the stern ! Cygnus always advise that the lowest part of the transom should be about 25/26cms below the water at the lowest point which in 1/12 scale terms is 2.5cms. How much ballast have you got in her and where? I have attached a photo of mine for your info also one of the real deal to demonstrate what I mean. I have a 4lb divers belt weight in mine in the stern over where the prop shaft exits the hull and two six volt batteries amidships which weigh 4lbs each = total ballast 12lbs. You look to have the same amount of deck clutter so that is about what I would be putting in yours. As I say, it's just an observation but if you have a look at any Cygnus boat in any harbour that seems be the rule of thumb. Hope you don't mind me picking up on this. Alan. Ps the bow looks just a tad high above the waterline as well.

RAF rescue launch shape by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Marky, don't know where you saw that (Eagle Eye😉) but IF correct then so is your maths👍 BUT: if correct then 20" x 24 = 480" or 40 feet?? Pretty small rescue launch! 😲 Then again; wadda I know? Taking 68feet as an average of the various HSL versions (excluding the Fairmile) 68x12=816, 816/20=40.8 scale. Therefore at 30" the scale would be ~27:1. Cheers Doug😎

Perkasa MTB by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Baking soda triggered some old memories, who else remembers the little plastic subs we used to get in Cornflakes boxes? 😉 I once toyed with the idea of making a bigger version, ca 10 -12 ". more important 'stuff' got in the way. Forgot all about it .... until now 😉 Yep, off the bat I could imagine a couple of ways of triggering them; there are loads of mini pressure switches on the market, or a simple diaphragm at one end of the can coupled to a micro switch or mechanical trigger. Adjustment would be very sensitive due to relatively small changes in water pressure in the first foot or so of wet stuff. Any deeper would be a waste of time, unless you only want to entertain the fish😲 Might also go off on the surface if the can hit the water diaphragm first😡 Whatever, lot of work (and expense?) for a one way trip🤔 Anyway, with my 1/72 scale DCs, approx. 12x5mm, I would need to resort to nano technology. But we should never stop dreaming! I've seen model patrol boats launching solid fuel missiles from the stern deck so 'Nothing is impossible' - that's maybe why I drive a Toyota😉 Cheers Doug 😎

Soldering 1/12 Scale Brass Railings by Ballast Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks Ken ! At first I was really nervous but as I did loads of dummy runs I got more confident but I made some mistakes !!!

Soldering 1/12 Scale Brass Railings by KenThompson Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Your soldering looks a lot better than mine Alan. Well done. As the saying goes,," practice makes perfect ". That's probably my downfall, I only solder when I have too. Cheers for now Ken

Soldering 1/12 Scale Brass Railings by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
All my old bolts have bolted 🤔😭

Soldering 1/12 Scale Brass Railings by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
still a bit more modern than my old non electric bolts(irons)😄

Soldering 1/12 Scale Brass Railings by Ballast Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks Ken I already did and I watched the video's time and time again before I attempted what you see above !!! It's alright Marky ! Mine has a new rubber flex and has been overhauled by an electrician, thanks for your concern!!! I found I was really comfortable with it and my confidence grew with every solder !

Soldering 1/12 Scale Brass Railings by KenThompson Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi, if you look on u tube, you will find lots of videos of how to solder, the thing is,, they make it look so easy! I couldn't solder for toffee, until a visit to utube. Have a look, you will be surprised. Cheers Ken

Soldering 1/12 Scale Brass Railings by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Flex looks a bit dodgy ,but if it does the trick "it does the Trick" cheers Marky

Soldering 1/12 Scale Brass Railings by Ballast Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Just thought I'd show you a picture of a soldering iron like the one I used ! Honest !!!

Soldering 1/12 Scale Brass Railings by Haverlock Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
so glad to see your work good job!! There will be no holding you now. The next step is to learn the joys of silver solder!!