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It's a sad day!. by wunwinglo Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
I can well imagine how you feel about your i.c. models. My recent renovation/recommissioning of my late father's Vosper MTB is kind of ironic in that it last ran in 1962 when noise suddenly became an issue. Mind you, it was VERY loud. My rebuild, needless to say, was centred around brushless motors and lipo's. But I also put an excellent sound system into it as it was so quiet. The system, by Action Electronics and is nice and loud as per the full-size but it does seem ironic that I felt the need to put sound(noise) back in! I use lots of small diesels in free-flight model aircraft and still hugely enjoy getting them 'singing' and savouring the wonderful smell in the car going home afterwards!

It's a sad day!. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 6 days ago
Yes Bournville, I can remember one pleasant afternoon the police were called to the lake, as a free sailing member got nasty and a fight nearly broke out, over pottering about with a sunday hobby. It was at that stage I finally gave up, and started making a coal fired traction engine instead. 😁👍 (make steam not war!!) Stephen

MODEL ENGINEERING and MODELLING EXHIBITION 2018 by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
A really well attended show over 3 days there were lots of stalls selling mostly tooling type products but a good few boat related parts as well. There were lots of steam related stalls serving the model traction engine and steam train community, however the show of boat clubs was very disappointing (only 3) anybody know why? Still I had a great day and spent loads of money.

Diesel Motors by niftynev Apprentice   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi There. It's been a while since I've been on site too many Domestic distractions. I have a couple of Diesel motors, aircraft and marine. I live in Tasmania and I'm having trouble sourcing fuel for them. I also cannot find a supplier for ethyl-ether which would allow me to make my own. Anyone in Tassie or Australia have any suggestions please. Neville

Our boating water by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Boatshed, you could also simply chat with the sub skipper (or vice versa of course) and coordinate your actions!? I've also once witnessed here in Munich a maniac power boat driver ramming and completely destroying a clearly visible and magnificent tug model only about 15 feet offshore! The tug had only just been launched on it's first sea trial 🤔 I must also add that I do intend to add an orange sphere to the antenna or scope of my Akula 2 so I can track it at periscope depth, below that I don't normally expect to meet anyone! If other subs turn up I will talk to them. Happy sailing all, cheers Doug 😎 PS generally sub drivers have an alert eye open for other boats, especially power boats! PPS I've also seen several 'proud' owners of RTR plastic so called 'power boats' who've looked pretty sheepish when my 30 year old 1.35m scratch built H class destroyer or 1.07m U Boat have out run them 😁

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Nice one 'Cyril' 👍 Re transport: how about hinged masts, like the Ship in a Bottle guys??? 😉 Fold down for transport - at the pond One 'guy' rope to secure and the whole Shebang stands up ready for action! Easier written as done I know, but wouldn't it be NEAT!? 😁

Afon Alaw by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
You said it 😉 Lots of Action Components kit I see, very useful 👍👍 Ship info, pics and Ship Finder here- https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/235090202 Cheers Doug 😎

H.M.S. BRAVE BORDERER by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
From the brief pool test, had decided that the motors could be susceptible to overheating, so connected up the water jacket cooling system and powered it with a small pump. Did not leave enough space to fit a scoop behind a propeller anyway, but prefer the positive action of a pump though. From feeling the ESCs, was also concerned they could overheat within a confined space such as the hull. Mounted a couple of small fans in a bridge structure above the ESCs, along with the ESC switches. Not sure either of these cooling modifications are really required, but erred on the side of caution. Final weight of the hull, with all electrics (apart from battery) comes to 5.05 lbs. Looks like will not achieve the target weight of 6 lbs, but am hopeful will be able to get close to it.. Built the deck up with gun mount bases and a removable decking over the engine area. This limits access to the internals; so will not fit it permanently until the test program is complete and all modifications incorporated. Have now reached a point where any further work will be to start finishing the model, unless drivetrain modifications are required. Have thus decided to leave it until after the first open water test date. This will be in late May as am away until then.

Steam Generator! by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
Nice steam generator.Looks like it will work to your satisfaction.It will look great on the water.

Quote from A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
"Ethical leaders can mold a culture by their words and, more important, by their actions, because they are always being watched. Unfortunately, the inverse is also true. Dishonest leaders have the same ability to shape a culture, by showing their people dishonesty, corruption, and deception. A commitment to integrity and a higher loyalty to truth are what separate the ethical leader from those who just happen to occupy leadership roles. We cannot ignore the difference." Comey, James. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership (p. xi). Pan Macmillan. Kindle Edition. Draw your own conclusions gents! A powerful and interesting / disturbing account of Washington / US politics over the last year or so! Read it, you won't regret it! You might think it's a film script, unfortunately it isn't! Comey's final comment in the Author's note- "I spent a lot of time thinking about the title of this book. In one sense, it came out of a bizarre dinner meeting at the White House, where a new president of the United States demanded my loyalty—to him, personally—over my duties as FBI director to the American people. But in another, deeper sense, the title is the culmination of four decades in law, as a federal prosecutor, business lawyer, and working closely with three U.S. presidents. In all those jobs, I learned from those around me and tried to pass on to those I worked with that there is a higher loyalty in all of our lives—not to a person, not to a party, not to a group. The higher loyalty is to lasting values, most important the truth. I hope this book is useful in stimulating all of us to think about the values that sustain us, and to search for leadership that embodies those values."

Bits n pieces arrived / Aft Deck Mk 2 built ;-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Know what you mean Donnie👍 That's why on retiring last year I spent weeks sorting through boxes of 'stuff' and putting all such little bits into those little plastic cabinet drawers. WITH LABELS!! Amazing what you find through such an action. Tedious but has helped a lot since 😊

Calling Devon boaters. Help! by wunwinglo Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Keystone, We will be visiting the lake in the morning on Saturday, 28th April.Will there be pedalo problems at that time? The MTB has now passed her trials with flying colours - see photos. Sound system by Action Electronics is great! Charlie😆

Sanding down. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Peter, wow 24 ltr tank 😲 mine's only about 10max I think. Yep regulator and oil / water strippers are indispensable for best results 👍 Sounds like you have a nice setup there. Mine is the Revell Master Class with all the trimmings so sort of semi-pro 😉 I also have two 'guns' (one single action and one double action) for large and small quantities and a variety of needles and jets from fine line (without the guts to test it yet😁) to large areas like hulls. If you go to a DIY place that the pros also go to (Building Supplies?) you should find acrylics in half and 1ltr cans. For my 'grey ladies' (up to 1.5m long) I use the 1/2 ltr cans of RAL standard colours, e.g. RAL 1001 is medium navy grey, RAL 7035 is a lighter grey more like the RN hull colour. 1/2 litre thinned to the consistency of milk (low fat😉) does a lot of hulls and you don't want it to harden in the can do you! 😡 A good shop should be able to mix any colour you want. Take the paint chart with you and the mixer should be able to look up the mix code on a computer. If he hasn't got one - go somewhere else!! You should also find the primer filler there (usually only grey I'm afraid), if not go to a pro car supplies shop - you'll find the Protection Lacquer there as well. Cheers Doug 😎

2018 Boat Race by dR0Og Seaman   Posted: 2 months ago
I dive past this area every day and there are 2 bodies of water either side of the road with a footbridge over them. The water is not very big (certainly a tiny fraction of the size of Coate water). If you use the map and go to satellite view you can see the water. My only concern is there is little or no parking in that area so might be a bit of a walk?

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Many thanks Doug for the info. Itried to send Steve a link to an item on Ebay using the actions you have explained, but for some reason the link was 2 lines long, I will try and send you the same link and see if you can solve the problem merci Peter🤓