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Chris Craft Corvette by Dibdawg Seaman   Posted: 14 days ago
WOW, any pics of her in the water?

H.M.S BRAVE BORDERER by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Some more BB pics 😉 First two in the Rhine during a 1961 visit to Germany (slightly before my time here😊) the other four during the trials. Happy Building, cheers Doug 😎 BTW for the 4207 that was the Damen yard, 4207 simply meant LoA 42m, beam 7m. Worked with this yard several times on various Corvette projects. Nice people, excellent cheese ... and beer 😉

Flower Class Corvette by PMBDTCentral Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
A short selection of the flower class corvettes of the Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team. All made from the same 1/48 hull mould, they are not exact replicas - more designed to look 'good' on the water. Finely detailed models do not tend to remain finely detailed for long with the abuse the Team puts them through! I am going through the photo collection and having a good sort out and reorganisation (thanks to my old laptop crashing) amd will post more as I can.

HMCS AGASSIZ (Corvette) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Absolutely, Modelling par excellence👍 Just think of the planning that must have gone into this! Building such detail deck for deck from the keel up 😲 Never mind the superb weathering, just back from several N Atlantic crossings!? And where the heck did he get all the interior detail from ????? Fabulous, just great shame that she'll never float 🤔

HMCS AGASSIZ (Corvette) by reilly4 Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Magnificent detail work. It is a masterpiece of modelling.

MTBs and 'Flowers' by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Just ran across this (compared with most others from the era) incredibly sharp photo, (right click the photo then left click 'Show photo' and then'+' and you'll see what I mean by sharp!!😉) apparently (allegedly?) a 'Vosper 70ft Motor Torpedo Boat V-252 at Greenock in January 1942. In the background is the Flower class Corvette HMCS Trillium(K172)' (Which makes me wonder if OUR Trillium served on her!?) + 2 others! Research continues, I have an interest in both types 😉 Cheers Doug 😎

HMCS Sackville - WWII Corvette by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Yes that would be a problem. If you use an outside gas source to get to steaming pressure your gas tank may be able to keep your pressure for a sail. A larger jet will use more gas so I guess it will be a suck it and see. Please keep us posted on your efforts and good luck.

HMCS Sackville - WWII Corvette by gordc Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Dave, I like your idea of bringing heated feed water in a thermos flask. As for using a flat burner, there are cross tubes in the flue so it wouldn't fit. When Spring comes I'll experiment with different size jets to get the optimum heat out of the burner.

HMCS Sackville - WWII Corvette by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I should have read your earlier posts. The boiler is 10" long and I suspect the one heating burner at one end is not providing enough heat for the whole length. Most boilers are 5" max in length using that type of burner. You may need a couple of flat ceramic burners in the tube to heat the whole length but I am not sure if this is feasible. How did the original designer heat this boiler?

HMCS Sackville - WWII Corvette by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Are you still having problems generating enough steam. Looking at the set up the boiler and engine look well matched. What size and type of burner are you using? I use a flat ceramic burner on a similar sized boiler and it's up to pressure in about 4 mins. I take a thermos water flask to the lake with warm water and fill the boiler just before I steam up. I use a separate gas canister to do initial heat up then switch to the on board supply. This helps stop the can freezing when going at full bore in the initial stages. Subsequent gas supply is much lower and does not produce much cooling of the gas canister. Looking forward to seeing your model under steam.

HMCS AGASSIZ (Corvette) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Cos so called 'All in One' might be great for garden fences and running repairs during a war, when you use what you've got (or can 'acquire') but 'If a job's worth doing ....' 😉

HMCS AGASSIZ (Corvette) by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
OK, how come I always had to prime everything I painted?

HMCS Sackville - WWII Corvette by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi gord(on?), so far so good👍 For heaven sakes DON'T GIVE UP! 😲 If all else fails - use bloody great nails!! 😉 In this case perhaps a half decent brushed motor, the 'Flowers' weren't greyhounds anyway 😁 More power to your boiler, Cheers Doug 😎

HMCS AGASSIZ (Corvette) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
'All In One' paint Ed 😉 Cheers Doug 😎

HMCS Sackville - WWII Corvette by gordc Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Taffy, thanks for the support. If I can't sort the boiler out this summer, I'll admit defeat and finish the ship as a static model. Here's hoping.