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Early Christmas present. by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Congratulations Colin and to Xena's Parent's. Merry Christmas and a happy new year..... Cheers, Ed

Early Christmas present. by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Same as they said Colin.Not seen my latest addition yet. Great Granddaughter Matilda.👍

Early Christmas present. by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Congradulations to the parents and to you. All the best wishes to you and all. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Early Christmas present. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Great news Colin👍 Welcome aboard Xena 😊 Seasons Greetings All Round. Doug 😎

Early Christmas present. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi there fellow boaters, I have just had the most amazing present in the world. My grandson Lynk is very happy as well. The new addition is 4 weeks early and her name is Xena. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and all your friends and family. Cheers Colin.

Smoke/steam output for models by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Don't get addicted Colin!😲 I'll be Off Air for about a week, Gisela is dragging me down to Brixen (Bressanone) in South Tyrol for the Christmas Market etc etc. Back soon, Arrivederci, Ciao, Doug 😎

Painting by MouldBuilder Admiral   Posted: 4 days ago
Well it is nearly Christmas again and time to go to my testing river in Hungary. This boat will not be ready but I hope to complete the Police Launch this trip. I have started the painting process on the Pilot Boat. Very early on I had a dilemma. When is the correct time to paint. As I generally use rattle cans and an airbrush, I think it best to paint prior to major assembly. I am still not sure if this is the correct approach but I am concerned with masking an assembled unit. I hope that the glue does not ruin the paint finish when I put it together. It is a bit difficult spray painting this time of the year due to the fumes. I spray in the garage with the door open but I am always concerned about air temperature. The finish looks good so perhaps this is not of great concern yet.🤓 I will now leave the hull to dry prior to applying the lacquer. I have completed the insides of the bridge and rear room and will start to assemble this part next prior to masking and painting the outside walls. I have bought a roll of special low tack clear film to protect the windows and frames. I hope this works. I have used the same film to cover the instrument panel which so far seems to be staying on well. I think that these models by AeroNaut are really well designed. It still amazes me that the model looks so natural even though it is made generally from flat thin sheets.😉 I will attach the deck next and then start on the main structures. Happy Christmas to all.

steam water pump by GaryLCoupland Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Rick, if you google TVR 1ABB steam engine, you will find a really neat and very good value for money steam engine. I'm afraid this is not cheap and around the £250 mark, mind it does have ball race bearings on the crankshaft. This comes as a kit of parts and you have to build it from scratch. when you have completed this task you will have a really good knowledge of exactly how a double acting slide valve engine works while putting this together, you can save up for a boiler to go with it, the instructions for building are very good almost idiot proof they must be as I have built several. Beautiful engine and powerful it will easily power a hull of one-meter length. Something to think about and Christmas is coming.

Are these any good by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Hi Gerrity, you are suffering the lasting effects of Moya Green, she wrecked Canada Post, she has just left Royal Mail in almost as bad a position, we were told there was no christmas post date for Canada back in September Regards Mark

My other hobby by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Go for it if you get a chance Ed 👍 I spent 40 years or so flying round the world on business. After a while Jumbos and co just become 'busses with wings' 🤔 Although I did have a few pleasant experiences as well like - being invited to the cockpit of a brand new Lufthansa 747-400 during a flight from Sao Paulo to Santiago de Chile. Sitting right behind the Captain I had a great view of the crossing of the Andes, as well as of the then novel digital flight displays. I those days we could still swap smokes while drinking coffee and watching the plane fly itself 😲 After take off no one touched the column until the wheels were almost on the ground at Santiago! The First Officer had a clip board on his right knee and now and again said something like 'About here we turn left', and sure enough the plane banked gently left to line up with the Santiago approach. No 1 made a tick on his clip board 😊 - The now defunct Lan Chile airline used to upgrade me to 1st class on flights from Madrid to Santiago de Chile. Not so pleasant was having to run across the pan to bag a seat on an overbooked plane at Entebbe Airport in Uganda! I made it, was younger and fitter back then 😁 Or arriving at the airport in Rio de Janeiro 4 days before Christmas to be told 'I'm sorry but you're not in the system'!😡 Oh well - Christmas on the Copacabana 😁😉 Nowadays I can't stand all the crap at the airports caused by the terrorists, so I'm not particularly sad that my globetrotting days are over. 😉

First Snow! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Thanks, Steve! I'm very happy with the Brooklyn! Also I'm optimistic but, I 'don't see any warm days coming around the corner!😤 But you never know! Doug, I hope you have a white Christmas! Ron. Good to see your snow blower works!

First Snow! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
Same here (Munich) Steve, When I first came to live here (Oct 1985) about half a metre of snow by mid November was the norm. For the last 15 years or so we mostly haven't had any snow in Autumn at all (no white Christmases 😭), if any a little came around Feb. / March. Fingers crossed for a warm day for you Ed. 👍 Until this week we've had sun and day temps up to 20°C, in November! Nuts! Cheers All, Doug 😎

Brixham trawler IBEX by sam Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Edward, I'm going to cast a bulb which gives me some tolerance in positioning it on the keel to help with the final trim. Probably make the keel from two sheets of balsa with a central threaded rod screwed and epoxied to the bulb. But that's for a later stage, right now I want to build the shaft into the hull before fitting the deck. Are you fitting an auxiliary motor? if so what sort of motor is most suitable? Quite looking forward to starting but likely to hafe to wait until after Christmas - work intervienes Thanks Sam

Hong Kong Model Shops by al2612 Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi - Have a couple of days in Hong Kong early December and thinking of treating myself to a Christmas Present. Can anybody recommend any Model Shops that have a good selection of boats and if the prices are actually cheaper than in UK. Not sure what I fancy yet but plastic kits to convert to RC or any form of boat kit that is RC compatible. Where to find other items Radios / ESCs etc would be appreciated.

A Tragic Tale Unfolds by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hello Martin, Yes my wife thought the same about the hair styles.............. Probably images chosen from photographs when they were younger and looking their best. The boat was only only four years old when it went down in a North Westerly gale on 23rd February. Urk only had some 6000 inhabitants then and such a loss of local men must have been a very emotional time. When my current project is finished, say after Christmas, I hope to bring the model back to nearer the original full size appearance and put all the pictures and history with it at some of the local 'Boat Days' next year. All the best. Neville.