Not Quite Doug but I have a box full of motors from various sources. Mostly use Brushless nowadays as I suspect many do, but there is nothing wrong with the brushed motors and I do have many boats that run flawlessly on brushed, and in my opinion are more controllable, certainly for scale models. I once worked for a firm that stripped old computers and acquired several beautiful 24v brushed motors some with precision gearboxes. Average current draw is less than 100 Mamps. Needless to say they are German made but I have some earlier US made motors again from mainframe computers that run from 1.5 v to 24v. The tork is so great that at 12v you can't stall the motor with your fingers, but you will burn them! We used them in model tugs with 2" props. Happy days Dave
Have installed my coal fired stainless boiler[home made and tested to 200lb] into the steam turbine launch to see how it goes!! The boiler is fan assisted [ computer fan ] and controlled by rheostat to limit draught .If you saw my video in VIDEO GALLERY a few weeks back you will see what too much draught does !!! As soon as it stops raining i will shoot some video so you can see if it worked or not !! Les Breame
Left to harden for 4 days, then got the hamerite white and thinned down to spraying consistency and poured it inside, rotating in all directions to coat completely pour out paint and leave to dry over night then using the paint saved from first coat I recoated it again. So now the Queen has a nice white interior. Will now look to do the fitting out of controls before finishing the outside. I do wish I could upload pictures, but will do a full set when I get a computer. I'm thinking of using a 600 motor, as I have a couple in my motor box not earmarked for a specific build.
PS - But that doesn't mean you have to go for the other extreme - Zig thousand pounds for dozens of computerised functions and knobs, switches and displays all over, not to forget multi-parameter telemetry feedback with 5.8GHz video link to a virtual reality headset (stereo sound of course😉). 'A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step' Safe journey Nick, cheers Doug 😎
[Score: 5/10] 66" HMS Lightning Single Propellor (3 Blade 60mm) Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 12Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Restoration of a 5'6" hull, carved from the solid and nearing completion. Was once steam driven. Now electric. I have a load of pictures to show one day. It could be up to 100 years old, but I have no idea what the wood is except that it has a dull pink appearance and few knots. Pictures will have to wait until I have reminded myself how to put them on the computer, sorry. I think it was a "speedboat" when designed.
Sonar is right about computer skills, BUT - for excellent how-to advice and tutorials on all things 'desktop 3D, I can thoroughly recommend this site- https://all3dp.com and signing up for their newsletter. Explains the mysteries in plain, sometimes amusing, language, has reviews of latest machines, upgrades, software, filaments etc etc etc. 👍👍 Doug 😎
3 d Printing seems to be the way to go for modelers. But does require some computer skills. So for anyone that wants a printer they are totally reliant on what they can find to print on some repository websites. As for resizing items to fit your project well then one again relys on others to resize the stl files. So even though I would very much like a 3 d printer I do know I will not be able to use one unless all the files are resized and all I do is push a button. Hi tech has now left me behind whereas a few years ago i was a little ahead of it..
I use a mixture of hardwood,wood pellets soft coal and anthracite depending on how much heat i need. Clearly the wood will burn away pretty quickly so i will use the anthracite for longer burning. I have a computer fan blowing air under the firebox which is why there is so much flame !!! I have yet to fit a rheostat to control the fan speed as clearly there is too much blow!!
We Had a bit of rain, last week! Today's supposed to be in the upper 80+ low 90! Glad to hear your expecting you package. don't make you feel like a little kid? Waiting for Santa! I too am waiting mine comes next week. computer part though! Cheers Ed....
Well the wife understands, and she gives me my space. When I use the kitchen I must leave it spotless or else!😭 And the room I use for the model is filled to the brim!!! I have my 5 models and supplies! there's also a computer and a server I keep file in. Oh, Did I mention I also have a Radio Flyer I'm Going to use to take the boats to the pond. Lets not forget I have two printers too....
I've been using a 3D printer for 18 months now. Very useful for printing things like ship's wheels, bollards, etc. Thingiverse is a useful resource although, these days, every other design seems to be for a fidget spinner - very yawn inspiring. I design much of the stuff I print with OpensCAD, an open source (free) application but it helps to have a bit of computer programming experience to use it effectively.