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Fantail Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 hours ago
Thanks, Doug It took a bit of elbow grease. But all I wanted to cover was the seam! Not bad for a hour of sanding though...😉

Test fit the Rudder! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Ed, I thought the brass looked a bit flimsy in your first pic of it🤔 I would be tempted to replace it with something thicker and slot it into the keel, fixed with epoxy glue. As I did on my U25 after discovering, by research in the Deutsches Museum here in Munich, that Krick had got it all wrong! Even the rudder shape was wrong, I corrected it to original drawings found in the museum. Rudder is brass with the stock slit as Colin suggested and soldered using my 50W iron as previously described. 😊 Cheers Doug PS Shaft struts were added as well, soldered to the tubes the same way. PPS original red😡plastic props are due for replacement by Rabeosch brass!

another daft question by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
While the paddle tug is at the fitting out stage I decided to start a puffer ,rather than do planking on frames I can get lots of scrap blue polystyrene from my work I thought about putting it between the frames and shaping it ,I read somewhere on the forum about covering it in card and then using easy coat to seal it ,I am making a jig at work to joogle the card and make rivet like dents to make the plates overlap and look as if their riveted, does this make sense or am I on a wild goose chase. Cheers Marky👍

Fire Float information by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Doug Here is a section from wikipedia re PDF vulnerabilities Viruses and exploits PDF attachments carrying viruses were first discovered in 2001. The virus, named OUTLOOK.PDFWorm or Peachy, uses Microsoft Outlook to send itself as an attachment to an Adobe PDF file. It was activated with Adobe Acrobat, but not with Acrobat Reader.[54] From time to time, new vulnerabilities are discovered in various versions of Adobe Reader,[55] prompting the company to issue security fixes. Other PDF readers are also susceptible. One aggravating factor is that a PDF reader can be configured to start automatically if a web page has an embedded PDF file, providing a vector for attack. If a malicious web page contains an infected PDF file that takes advantage of a vulnerability in the PDF reader, the system may be compromised even if the browser is secure. Some of these vulnerabilities are a result of the PDF standard allowing PDF documents to be scripted with JavaScript. Disabling JavaScript execution in the PDF reader can help mitigate such future exploits, although it does not protect against exploits in other parts of the PDF viewing software. Security experts say that JavaScript is not essential for a PDF reader, and that the security benefit that comes from disabling JavaScript outweighs any compatibility issues caused.[56] One way of avoiding PDF file exploits is to have a local or web service convert files to another format before viewing. On March 30, 2010 security researcher Didier Stevens reported an Adobe Reader and Foxit Reader exploit that runs a malicious executable if the user allows it to launch when asked.

Speedline 1/12 Severn Class RLNI Boat kit for sale Incl. all options by iluvlabs Seaman   Posted: 12 days ago
***** SOLD ***** I have for sale an unstarted Speedline 1/12 Severn Class Lifeboat Kit. Full set consists of all optional extras, including Bow Thruster. Not included: Motors and RC gear. Price £750 non-negotiable. 1/12 scale Severn class lifeboat The model in the photographed above was built by Terry Small for his mammoth article in Model Boats’ annual kit review, Dec 2007. Phil Locke built his on line so you can see for yourself what’s involved and what become of the model, now probably the most famous RC model lifeboat on the planet. (See I am delighted to say that I now own this model and will be taking it around the shows during 2011. The kit builds into a top quality ‘museum standard’ model that you will be proud of. It is available complete or as individual ‘sets’ which can be bought separately. This means you can spread the cost of the kit or use whatever ‘sets’ you wish and make as much as you like from scratch. The model has an overall length of 58” and is 18” wide. The kit comprises of a number of ‘sets’, each of which can be bought separately. The ‘sets’ making up the full kit are as follows: HULL AND WHEELHOUSE SET £260 The hull and wheelhouse set comprises of three GRP mouldings, the hull, the main section of the wheelhouse and the inner wall of the wheelhouse. The hull is complete with the deck already moulded on and is strong and rigid, the way a big model should be. The bilge keels and rudders, both laser cut to profile from 5 mm Perspex are included as are the three trim-tab re-enforcing plates across the transom and the two exhaust outlet recesses in the transom. DETAIL SET £330 The ‘Detail Set’ is the very heart of this model and because there are so many parts, its impracticable to list every item covered. The set comprising several large sheets of laser-cut Perspex components, one sheet of acid etched Nickel Silver components and three sheets of acid etched brass components there are over 600 precision made items. Every part is pre-shaped with a high degree of accuracy ensuring a perfect fit throughout the model. The Severn class has over 1,600 stainless steel screw heads on show just fixing vent covers and closing panels and wherever one of these screw heads is to be found, a pre-drilled hole can be found, all 1,300 plus of them! Many items, such as the flying bridge windscreen frame, are made from acid etched brass to give them the inherent strength that such a delicate item needs on a model of this size. The Trim tabs are made this way but from heavy gauge brass enabling them to be used as the basis for working tabs. All the air intake and exhaust vents, brackets, plates, mast brackets and plates, flying bridge instruments and displays are included. The glazing for the flying bridge windows is included in the set as are all the Perspex covers for the instruments and display screens on the Flying Bridge, all pre-cut exactly to shape. A major feature of the Severn is the Hyab Crane that lifts the ‘Y’ Boat on and off. This is included and is made from etched brass and laser-cut Perspex. The ram cylinders and the ramrods are cast Pewter. The crane is strong and movable and forms a good basis for a working option. Included with the detail set is a CD containing lots of reference shots of a real Severn. CASTINGS SET £50 All the cast items on the model have been newly mastered and cast in either in lightweight resin, Pewter or Zinc where extra strength is required. The set includes the winches, cleats, fairleads, bollards, deck vents, valves, escape hatch spray guard, deck vents and forward vent air vent shields. New correct pattern life rings have been included also. The Anchor recovery davit has laser-cut Perspex detailing. The fisherman’s anchor itself is included in the casting set even though it is made from laser-cut Perspex. The valve handles and anchor flukes are also in the casting set, even though these too are Perspex. (I had to put them somewhere)! The set includes a cast resin Radar scanner. HANDRAILS, STANCHIONS & KICKING BOARD SET £70 The Severn class lifeboat has ‘kick boards’ bonded directly to its deck which carry the two ball stanchions and the hand railings. Our set includes extruded section aluminium kick boards, pre-formed and shaped by hand to fit the deck contours. They require only trimming and fettling before being glued directly to the deck. The “impossible to make” long curved kickboards that follow the deck steps are included of course. The two-ball stanchions are scale and are CNC made from brass. The triangular mounting brackets are made from etched brass and brass tube. The rectangular plates for the hand-railings are included in the set. 12 or 14BA bolts are used to bolt them directly to the kickboards. These are not supplied with the kit but are available from us should you need them. RUNNING SET £60 The Running Set consists of two short prop-tubes carrying the prop shafts through the hull and two A frames with stainless steel legs. Both tubes and A frames have twin bronze bushes fitted. Two ‘scale pattern’ 4 bladed brass propellers are supplied. WINDOWS SET £75 The window set is again a kit in its own right and contains all the parts required to build all the wheelhouse windows. Each window is assembled from five separate components, all made from laser-cut Perspex. The finished windows are ultra realistic and are a major scale detail feature of the model. VAC FORMING SET £10 This sheet of 1mm thick High Impact Polystyrene vac formings comprises of all the inset boxes in the wheelhouse, the four triangular mountings on the Wheelhouse roof for the ‘Y’ boat, the fendering protection plate at the bow roller, the radar box motor box, four round fenders and the four life raft boxes. HEXAGONAL HEADED SCREWS SET £78 On the full size boat there are a lot of hexagonal-headed stainless steel bolt heads left unpainted and on full view. Mostly, they secure panels and vents along the wheelhouse side, engine covers and the like. These are an important feature of the model and are represented by specially made dummy hexagonal headed screw bolt heads. They are machined from brass and then Nickel plated. These enable you to achieve coloured panels with unpainted bolt heads with amazing accuracy and relative ease. FENDERING SET £40 The rubber fendering surrounding the edge of the hull is especially made for Speedline Models and is of true scale section. Made from the same type of rubber as the real thing, it even smells right! BRASS ROD SET £50 This is a collection of various size annealed (bendable quality) brass rod for the handrailings , mast, grab rails etc. Y class RIB £44 The ‘Y’ boat is an essential part of the Severn and has been modelled as a complete boat, not just a tarpaulin covered one. The model is fully detailed and is a scale lifeboat kit in it’s own right. Many kits have actually been RC’d themselves. Full Kit £1038 Carriage P & P in mainland UK is £20 for the kit. Please enquire about overseas shipping cost. Postage for individual sets bought separately is charged at cost..

Universal Model Show by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
South Cheshire Militaire Universal Model Show 2018 February 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT Malbank 6th Form College, Welsh Row, Nantwich, CW5 5HD Our 35th annual South Cheshire Militaire show is open to the public and is very family friendly – all are welcome! All kinds of models are covered including military, figures, aircraft, ships, railways, science fiction, wargames, flying aircraft, etc, etc! Models clubs will be displaying their models, there’s a model competition open to all, and traders will be selling a wide range of models and accessories. Admission price: £3.50, £1.50 for children up to 16 and senior citizens 60+, free for children under 5. FREE Onsite parking is available for traders and clubs. Hot breakfasts and lunches available from the canteen. Our venue is accessible to disabled people.

Bench sander by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
A WARNING when removing the plate be aware that one of the captive nuts may drop off inside. However the casing is easily undone to lift the motor to recover the nut. Using a bolt to line it up put it back in place with a drop of glue Super glue has been used. I believe successfully. Then close the case with the 4 screws and replace the plate. You don't really need to remove the plate anyway to replace the disc. Just damp plate and disc with a cloth with water with a suspicion of Fairy in it .Press the disc in place and allow to dry.The water allows the disc to be positioned more easily.

displaying at vintage and steam rallies. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 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.

Thurl pin rack by SelwynWilliams Admiral   Posted: 17 days ago
Ballast. Rack shown on the two knight heads supporting the mast so called as they usually have carved heads, this photo of theones on the Golden Hind. Foreknights mentioned as being recovered from a wreck meant the knightheads supporting the foremast, presumably main and mizzen knights for the other masts

Prop Shop by Donnieboy Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
That seems to be the way it is now with insurance companies. They never want to pay out more than they have to. Always read the fine print when you do get insurance to make sure that everything is covered.Sometimes you may have to pay a little bit more.

upgrading Turnigy i6 to 10 channels by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Hi Chris I believe you have correctly installed the update as the screen shows the 10 channels. When you allocate the switches etc to channels it's a two part process to save the changes, click OK then press and hold Cancel. If you don't hold the cancel long enough it doesn't save the settings. At my weekly club sail I helped sort out A Turnigy clone and discovered what was required. Doug (RN in Munich) has confirmed his Turnigy works the same.

When to paint bits? by veganhouse Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
thank Dave - there are HUGE access covers both at the front and rear of the tug, so not too worried about aligning motors & prop shaft. the only cramped space as you will eventually see is when fitting a bow thruster.... but more of that in due course ( the blog is catching up with th build!) Space inside the 1st tug was OK till the deck was sealed in place, then it was really tight!

rising damp by Donnieboy Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
One way I have found was to put the wet items in a container of rice.I did that when my cell phone went into the water.I immediatly pulled out the battery and covered both with rice. The phone still works.I forgot to mention use uncooked rice.

£4" RAF Crash Tender Window Frames by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
I was lucky with my 4 foot boat, I had a milling machine, but with thew 3 footer, I used plasticard and cut out by hand with a sharp knife. The problem with the earlier aerokits boats, the windows are never quite the same boat to boat, so you end up with a thick profile frame to cover over any discrepancies, if you know what I mean. The fitting set at slec looks a bit expensive at £35....🤔

Marblehead Sailboat upgraded by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I am putting the switch inside the hatch cover. Never realized the “switch” could be such a topic Starter. It seemed like an attractive alternative to opening up the hatch to turn off the boat, especially since its location was protected by the hatch roof and located at the back of the hatch. I keep moisture wicking packs found in electronics packaging, in the hull of my boats.