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34" sea commander Aerokits kit by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Garth, I simply tried to point out to him that posting 'I have a source for ...' without posting where isn't much use. Frankly his response astonished me! 🤔 Never mind, hope you get what you want and shipping and duties aren't too high. Look forward to the build Blog! Cheers Doug 😎

Harbour post - again! :-( by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi NPJ, Don't panic! 😉 Sure the two entries were there, but they didn't tell or show us anything about the vessels! The purpose of the Harbour Posts is show fellow modellers your completed projects. Anything just starting or 'in progress' belongs in the Build Blogs. Uploading pics is quite straightforward: click on the '+' sign in the box on the right and your Explorer will open. Go to wherever you have saved the photos of your boat, select the photo(s) you want to upload (highlight them with the mouse) and click on 'Open'. The photos then appear in miniature in the box on the right. Clicking on one will open it in a window on the MB site so you can check it before you save the post. Good luck, cheers Doug 😎

Harbour post - again! :-( by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Baggie, Sorry but you only have to look at previous entries to see what is intended! These were simply the latest of a long string of such entries which don't tell or show anyone anything! I see them in my notifications (Mailbox) and think,'That sounds interesting, log into the site and there's nothing there!!!😡 When I became active here a few months ago I posted off the bat two entries, with info and photos. Check 'em out: HMS Belfast and Graf Spee. When posting there is always a box on the right to 'Upload Photos'. Forget 'Files' it don't woik 🤔 If a project is just starting then it belongs in a 'Build Blog' or perhaps General Hobby Chit Chat'. Cheers Doug 😎

Display stand and transport case. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Hi Shaun. It was a great pleasure meeting you too, and thanks for the cuppa and the chat 🍵😁👍. I hope you have been reading and enjoying my fireboat build blog and comparing notes. Good luck fitting the hatch magnets. Rob.

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 14 days ago
Dave I won't take any photos yet as it's literally just the hull. You may remeber last year you provide loads of help on my plywood delamination issue and the build blog is still there which shows me reducing her to nothing and making new superstructure side from scratch. The rest of her is in boxes 😂😂😂😂

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 15 days ago
Standard Saturday Mrs Mac decided I had other things to do before being allowed out to play but I think I've got there, just need to check it's right before gluing up. OK so I lied that I wouldn't be asking more questions on this topic😁😁 The hole has been opened out enough to achieve 3/4" but the photo doesn't really show it. It took some time to achieve it as well more time than I thought, even used my dremel at one point😁. But pmdevlin's tip on using a disc was a great help. The position of the outer tube on the hull needs a slight adjustment but nothing major and still achievable as no glue. I did have a check fit of the motor and came across another issue as there was no way I could achieve alignment of the shaft and motor which was made easier by Doug's universal coupling idea😁. I went for removing the last remaining piece of the old motor mount (should have listened to Dave a year ago) which took about an hour as it was glued in good and proper.😤😤😤😤😤 There is some clearance on the hull from the prop so think I'll be going for a 30mm prop as suggested by Dave as to my surprise mine is 40mm diameter. Hopefully the arrangement is all good and I can use Dave's and Doug's tips on getting it secured. I still need to blank off the water pick up and fit the new rudder tube. Also I think the motor alignment will still be interesting as after removing the last bit of the old mount the motor was interfering with the bulkhead behind it so removed so it. Also will possibly need to take some out of the hull centre piece to achieve a perfect alignment. Hopefully tomorrow will go well as will also fitting the oiler as seen on Robbob's Build Blog.

Display stand and transport case. by neilmc Commander   Posted: 15 days ago
After all the effort and care you've put into this build excellent idea to keep it safe.Your build blog is amazing and although i'm learning with Doug's and DaveM help on shaft re position I will be using some of your tips when I get to the deck fittings and cabins 😁😁

Vosper 46ins. Crash Tender by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Hi Rupert. Welcome to this website. There's a wealth of good information on this site about the RAF Crash Tenders. Have a look at the Build Blogs section for some previous builds. My own blog is there: https://model-boats.com/builds/view/23951 Hopefully you'll find some useful tips and advice in that. Robbob.

Re pdf Instruments file by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi Wayne, check out the Riva Boat Blog by Alan999. That's where this all started. Since then I had several PM requests to mail the file.😉 Cheers Doug 😎

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 28 days ago
Hi Doug, I've been called worse as you may imagine lol. Thanks for taking the time to post photo which has made things so much clearer as to position and distance from the rudder. Also found some photos in robbobs build blog which when you put the two together I should be able to get it right. I like the idea of packing out with balsa as I should be able to temp fix it to alignment right this time.

Re Boat Harbour entries by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
and here's another 'Harbour Post' in the wrong section and with no pics! 😲 "Rascal" by oscartrain_ "Graham Bantock "Ragtime" 1mtr yacht. found in a loft, needs finishing." Gents: the 'Harbour' is for presenting complete boats / ships with pics and/or videos to show us what she looks like. The place for new and 'in progress' projects is a Build Blog or one of the relevant Build related forums. Cheers 'disappointed again' 🤔 Doug 😎

find of the day by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
You jammy ..... 😋😉 RC boat number 2 ?? Have fun and post a Build Blog! Congratulations, Doug 😎

Re Boat Harbour entries by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
You beat me to mentioning this, Doug You are quite correct the Boat Harbour section of the Forum is for members to show their finished models as well as give details of the power set up etc. A picture is really needed to show off the model in all its glory. If you are able to posts in the Build Blog section are very welcome and do produce encouraging and helpful responses from members, who also benefit from seeing how others tackle their builds. There are other specific sections where members can post to share experiences or seek help for specific topics. Some members use Tablets or Mobile devices to view and it could be Stephen may need to make it easier for these users to access the relevant sections and post pictures. All posts are welcome but pictures do add greatly to the impact, and I suggest that any member who has a problem posting, sends Fireboat, Stephen a pm so he can address the issue. happy building and posting Dave

Re Boat Harbour entries by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi All, I have noticed that recently there have been several new entries with text only, no pics 🤔 I understood that the Harbour is a showcase for finished models, or as good as, at least runners! Without pics it 'don't woik'! A picture tells a thousand words! What we are seeing now is more like "How is your boat set up?" There's a section for that as well, I think😉 Seems also that several entries actually belong in the Build Blog section cos they ain't finished yet, or some only just started! Or have I misunderstood the purpose of the Harbour?? Cheers Doug 😎

Canning Tug - Tooley by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Tooley, Since you are now a member - Welcome aboard👍 - post in the Forum (e.g. Boat Specific or Build Blog) not in the Guestbook, we can't answer there 🤔 Re advice: 'quick' 😉 trip to Swansea Maritime Museum to take some measurements and check details?? Good luck with the build, nice subject👍, and above all Have Fun! Cheers Doug 😎