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Tempory computer by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Ron, Thanks for your comments. The small Tug (EMANUEL) is 16" long, scale unknown. No crew as yet, but will try some of my model railway figures. The larger Tug (VALIANT) is 48" and is 1/32nd scale. But using 1/35th scale crew. As for your Gipsy yacht. I'd love a copy of your plans, could it be possible to copy and email. If yes I'll pm you my email address, it's quite possible I have a suitable part built hull that was donated to me at a show last year. Cheers Colin.👍

displaying at vintage and steam rallies. by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Back to your display, Colin, very impressive array in your Harbour. I see why you were interested in where the Gypsy sailboat came from. You get the plans off the computer or I can get you one.

Tempory computer by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Colin, an IPad works well too. Nicely done tugs! What size is the little one? Are there figures on those too? Possibly some H.O. Scale figures might work or another train scale. I used 1/72 figures on my tug.

Tempory computer by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Your Tugs look very nice! Glad to see you are able to upload pictures of them.

Tempory computer by Donnieboy Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
Great looking models.Looks like they are kept in a clean environment.No dust.

displaying at vintage and steam rallies. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
I built a trailer specially for the job, there are three shelves each side full length of trailer. The size is 8' x 4' by 4' high inside. Also the walls are covered with thin foam rubber, the shelves have holes for fixing the boat stands down, the suspension is soft but well damped. Needs it on roads round here. Will try to put a sketch together when I get back to my computer. Cheers Colin.

Tempory computer by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Nice looking models. Good to see you can upload your pics

Tempory computer by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi all I've not been as active as i should be as my pc is in the attic, so I've managed to borrow an old laptop for a few days so will try to catch up. As the app on my phone won't let me upload pictures. Here's some pic's of my two Tugs. Got to go wifes calling.

1st build, templates by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Hi Mark, Dampfgerd (= 'SteamGerd') is dead right! We need more info. (I recognise the typical German sentence construction and word order though😉 Kein Problem Gerd, es geht mit genau so anders herum! 😁) Mark; we need more info about what you are trying to build! Tip 1) Whenever you draw a plan, whether with computer or traditional ALWAYS ALWYS ALWAY draw a datum and dimension line along the keel. That way you at least know where you are starting from.😉 Tip 2) Note on the plan the dimensions of the original, at least the length overall (LoA) and maximum beam and the scale of the drawings you are making. Also note the size, LoA, of the model you want to build. Divide size of original by size of model and you have your scale, try to make it a whole number!! Soooo, what ship are you building, what size was she, and what scale (or maximum size) do you want it to be? And what size are your drawings? Page size? Cheers Doug 😎 PS as far as fittings (cannons and such) go look around the Internet to see what is available and in what scale, for instance to name but two! Then use your scale accordingly. Could save a lot of agro and cash later 😉

Picture upload failure. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
Hi Doug , I live in small 1 bedroom bungalow for the elderly. So space for computer and associated stuff not available. I usually keep it in the attic in the winter months, but when weather gets warmer it goes in my workshop/garage.

The Vosper 46” RAF Crash Tender Kit By Vintage Model Works by Lyle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Dear Modellers and builders of the Vintage Model Works kit series. You will find my earlier pictures and various writings on the original earlier postings by me in OZ of my still some 30/plus years Crash Boat in which I wore out several I/C motors and my girl still runs in Salt Water at the local LAKE ILLAWARRA in New South Wales and you are somewhat fortunate with ready made fittings. I did not ever know of the "page" ( wish I had a copy ) on your wall of the rear well of fire hose details and fittings , wow what a bonus, as a colonial had several years till Peter Dimberline and I had contact and he helped me to authenticate my vessel. The ESSENTIAL secret of the Crash Boat is the spray rails. So many look toy in the videos and TOOOOOOO fast . The spray rails are doubled at width protruding from the hull and lesser at the point of "rise of the wood " towards the upper bow point. The depth is not too critical at a bit of about an eighth of an inch thickness or a bit thinner for the whole length as you do not want to see a "thick log ", rather again it is the width rather than depth. I know I have written on this before on this webb site in the past. The turns thus on the go become when starting on and STAY more on the go are more flatter rather like a full sized hull which has a planing/ flatter hull turn to the flatness of the water than a typical poorly behaving model boat hull which invariably heels TOOOO much and somewhat digging in , (in turns). The HARD CHINE hull design was meant to not only rise to a comfortable plane attitude but ALSO to turn without that annoying behaviour of "digging in" when it should still perform and exhibit that hard chine design attitude when in a turn . "Digging in" equals water resistance AGAINST the hull and loss of performance and loss of plane attitude and against wave resistance when the hull designers team is trying to maintain hard chine performance in the forward turning direction. I harp on this point that this hull design is one to respect . The older I get the more I expect of all my model machines that I am lucky to see on computers, as we certainly have more need to respect the masters, the likes of Peter Du Cane and T E Lawrence and Hubert Scott Payne of Vospers and Thornycroft and The British Power Boat Company and ELCO and Higgins, all of whom I have researched so much over my life and I have been to the memorial of Lawrence in the desert in Wadi Rum. I try to do it right. Regards to all builders Lyle. My mates and I have to run in 2 to 3 inch chop at times, such is the Lake Channel ! My wife has reminded me that some of my fleet do seem to have BLACK hulls and I only would build one model boat, when I bought the Aerobats Crash Boat home, the pictures are of some of my scratch built fleet.

Newcomers? :) by ronrees Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi, Your post came up on my computer and if you live within striking distance of Epping, Waltham Abbey, Loughton, Chigwell etc. We are open for new members at the Fishers Green Model Boat Section of Full size Fishers Green Sailing Club. I will be updating the details under the Model Clubs heading on the left of the screen, when I work out how to download a Facebook file across!!, so if your interested give me half an hour or so and have a look. Cheers......Ron Rees. (PS it is a lovely club. fabulous water and facilities....No committee and no politics!!)

Skiff update by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
After drawing on my AutoCADLt it needed to be plotted. According to the book I was using the author said if you were making the model version instead the full size, to use 1:1 1/2” if this is the same as 1:8 good. My computer software gives many choices to plot (printing) and one is 1:1 1/2

M5 Prop Shaft by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Agree with you 101% Chris 👍 and I'm 66 - but have to admit I've been working with computers since the end of the 60ies! Cheers Doug 😎

M5 Prop Shaft by BOATSHED Admiral   Posted: 3 months ago
I have been a model boater since I was nine. I find now that the majority of model shop's NO longer stock model boat thing's. Admitted there are still some that does stock thing's they are few and far between. So what ever yo want has to be got from the internet now. Bearing in mind I am now 67 there are many of my age that do not use the internet and are not computer user's. So this must be very awkward for them.