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CNC boat kits...? by Delboy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
Which is where laser cutting leaps to the fore with a tool diameter around 0.1 mm. The Cyclone is a pcb cutter which uses a taper-point tool so there is no offset. The goal is to mount a laser rather than a Dremel. Point taken on the smaller parts . My initial thought was that, with a larger platform, you could cut multiple parts from a larger piece of material in one pass. Unfortunately, you can't walk away from a laser cutter to let it get on with things as you can with a 3D printer. You are looking at a potential bonfire and the bigger the job, the longer you have to stand and watch it.

Smoke generator by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Rowen, Looks very similar to what I fitted to my Sea Scout. I bought it from Krick here in Germany. They ship round the world and very fast👍😉 Copes with my Propdrive 1000kV on a 3S very well 😊 You can buy the basic coupler and inserts for various motor/prop shaft diameters separately to mix and match as required. Copes with the power, is silent and slop free 😊 Cheers, Doug 😎 PS I turned up a rigid alu coupling in a few minutes on the lathe to do the setting up and alignment, much much quicker than faffing about with the 3D printer. Yes I do have one, but seldom used. The lathe and miller are quicker for one-offs.

Smoke generator by landie Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
I made them myself (and engine mounts, battery mounts etc...) on my 3D printer. I printed a solid version to line up the motors then replaced those with the flexible ones afterwards.

105ft Motor Minesweeper by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Great job.Looks like with the 3D printer you will have the boat finished a lot quicker than I can.Nice to be able to use modern technology for your build.The details so far look good.Will look forward to more details being added.

105ft Motor Minesweeper by Nickthesteam Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
I am currently fiddling about with 3D printers and as it is high time I built another boat I am going to combine the two hobbies and make the decks superstructure and some fittings on my 3D printers, a Prusa i3 Mk2S and a Tronxy X5S. So far the results are encouraging. The model is based on a 105ft Motor Minesweeper, a wooden harbour/coastal sweeper. About 300 were built and saw service throughout WW2. My example carries the LL magnetic influence sweep but proved under powered for the task and many were converted to carry an acoustic 'kango' hammer for dealing with acoustic mines.

Vosper RTTL 2754 by Rex3644 Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 35"/3000g Vosper RTTL 2754 Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 25mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a 600 brushed (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Chinese 320 amp ESC - Comments: Scratch built from plan (Vic Smeed) in the mid 60s by my brother in law I have been aware of this model from the mid 90s sitting on a top shelf in disrepair in his workshop in Wales. Being a reasonable frequent visitor l had looked at the hull of this model and at the end of march on a weekend visit I offered to take the hull and separate deck home with me. I obtained a set of plans off eBay an set about renovating the hull fitting the portholes and keeping as many original bits as possible.Some new deck vents and motor vents were 3d printed by my nephew. The Davits made from plasticard and plastic tubing sadly succumbed to damage during transit so again the 3d printer was put to use deck scuttles an cabin vents were also made Whilst making the super structures and mast I decided to make two of each with the veiw to making a sister vessel but this will be finished in white more on that to follow. 2754 was duly completed ready to return on our summer trip to see family again. We ran the boat on the Teifi estuary to complete a most enjoyable refurbishment and now my great nephew will have the joy of powered model boats having been brought up with yachts both large and small

Port holes by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
That was Wayne Mark. 'Midlife'. He was threatening to buy a third (!) 3D printer so I expect his missus shot him 😲 We all warned him to print some Kevlar armour first! Last I heard of him was several months ago when he asked me for some Tiger tank (printed for for his LC!!) sound-files. I emailed him a batch but never got a reply 🤔 How's it goin' Matey? All the best, Doug 😎

Inspiration for beautiful boat builders ;-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
'87/'88? I was here then as well, since Oct. '85. Where were you working? I don't ppo poo 3D printing. I have to admit that I've had a 3D printer for 2 years now and haven't even calibrated it yet 🤔 Haven't had a real need that drove me to it yet, will come eventually I hope. Cheers, Doug 😎

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Agree Pete, But then telephone wires come as twisted pairs (to minimise induced interference) which gives them additional strength (and bulk🤔). Your wiring looks to me to be about 24 gauge. I also agree with space in the mast, had also pondered that while looking at my Southampton. Came to the conclusion that I would use the tiny wrapping wire (as U lot call it😉) down the mast and into a socket permanently glued under the cabin. Then use flexible stranded wire from then on down to the electronickery! Then there's no strain on the fragile wiring when you remove the cabin for maintenance etc. That light 'wrapping' wire is fine for the LED circuits as they only take a few tens of milliamps. I'm also looking at the possibility to use a common return (negative) lead to minimise the wires needed on the mast itself. I buy my wire Online as well, almost no shops left where you can go an look at stuff🤔 Was surprised and disappointed at the limited choice at Radio Shack, pretty miserable compared with the range I can get here from Conrad, and many others, even Krick Modellbau. I'm multiplexing my projects with yours, and others who have approached me by PM. Trouble is I can never resist a challenge! What I'm doing for your Richardson will also be the basis for some mods to my Southampton😉 Anyone know a good 'Cloning Shop'? 😁😁 Big 3D printer and an Isaac Asimov Positronic brain perhaps? Cheers All, Doug 😎

Crew by Delboy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
I can only speak for myself but I hate to see model boats tooling about with nobody on the bridge, like the Marie Celeste or a Philippine super tanker. So, i was very pleased to find this able bodied seaman that I can reproduce on my 3D printer.

Wherry hull in GRP by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Boatshed, you have to speak as you find with these things. Clearly, the model has been improved but not enough yet. It's only fair that we are honest with suppliers. I haven't looked at his deck fittings, but if they are straight off a 3D printer they too will need a lot of work to correct and improve the surfaces. It's not offensive to say so, it's just the truth. Martin

Wherry hull in GRP by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi mastman, I saw your comment that you wrote, I have copied and pasted it below. ******************************************** Your right about the madhouse cant see how people can run things down on here without seeing the actual goods any way thats another matter. ********************************************* I did write about the shape of the wherry hull was wrong. I am not into sailing boats, am more into MTB's and I power boat hulls. I know I hadn't seen the actual hull in the flesh so to speak. All I saw was the picture that had been posted for the Wherry hull that was for sale. I had just come home from Norfolk and just seen a Wherry moored in Potter Heigham. I commented that the shape was wrong because of the way the bow of the hull swept up so high. I have posted the picture I saw from which I commented on. I am sorry if I did offend you but it was just that I din't see the shape as being correct. Once again I am sorry to have offended you. I also said about other parts being made on a 3D printer. Onc e again I did think that resin ones I have seen on ebay were of a better finish quality than the 3D printed ones. It seems that I have put a cat amongst the pigeons with my remarks. I am sorry to have offended you. Regards BOATSHED.

Wherry hull in GRP by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Arron, the first thing to do is make the pattern a clinker construction. Your website showed that you were using CAD to develop plank shapes. I have no idea if that's possible, but if you can do CAD and it is possible why is the model carvel? Secondly the sides show a great deal of wobbliness to the shape. What car designers would describe as "flabbiness". There is no strength to the form. It goes in and out. Maybe the layup is not thick enough in that area. The side view isn't bad, if a little indistinct. Maybe in the trimming, but then a well laid up hull will trim much better. There should be a sheer line moulded in to which the deck level can be trimmed. I'm sure anyone wanting a model of Albion will be delighted to find a GRP hull at last, but for a wider audience you would have been better off taking a little longer and making a clinker version. Wherries were so varied in length/tonnage that a clinker model could cover as many as 3 popular scales at the extremes. BTW, I didn't say 3D was all you did, only that as a young guy it was very likely 3d printed since you will have learned the necessary CAD. I wish my son could do the same as he has 3 printers already, but can only use free files. If I could do CAD, I would be dangerous Cheers, Martin

Wherry hull in GRP by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Many of those parts look like they have been made on a 3D printer and not very professional. Not like parts that are made from resin and nicely finished. Some pictures are very badly focused and blurred.

Ship's Boats by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
I think digitalizing the drawings would be the time consuming bit ,if you had a 3D scan of the hull it could be scaled to the desired scale then depending on the printer build dimensions broken down into printable size parts a.Cheers Marky