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Mtronics W-tail marine mixer connections. by ChrisG Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Colin I use 1 motor to power both paddle wheels on my paddler like Roy but as the steering is a little challenging I have a clear plastic rudder extension that I fix onto the rudder with elastic bands only when sailing the craft. This assists steering and when the model is on display at home or whatever the extra bit of rudder is easily removed. Not a technical solution but it works and is almost invisible. Regards Chris G

Emma C. Berry by carpemoment Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
I need some help. I've successfully refurbished my static display Emma C. Berry model and added remote control. I have the sails on a winch loop, I have the rudder on a servo, I even managed to add a motor, and an extended keel with weight. The one issue that I have not been able to resolve is maneuvering under sail. Primarily, I cannot get it to move through the irons when coming about. She responds and the sails will luft, she might even catch some wind but she never makes enough of a turn to change direction. I've already changed out the rudder for the larger size on the plans. I've also tried extending the depth of the rudder. Bottom line, she is mainly being driven by the current. In this situation, by current I mean whichever way the wind is blowing the small lake. It is a local park lake and doesn't really have any inherent current. My one suspicion is the keel I added. It is doing its job to keep her upright and providing some resistance but in the end, the underwater current is overpowering her response to the rudder and/or trimming the sails. See Photo. I had originally wanted to incorporate a more rounded profile on the ends of the weight and the shafts but I remember reading somewhere that it isn't that critical Sails are per the plans and made from the material that came with the kit (25+ years ago). I even added a couple of sailor figures but we still can't establish control. 😭

Uploading pics by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi John, Your PC should have a Card Reader on the front for various types of memory cards. Take the card out of the camera and plug it into the appropriate slot in the reader. It will only fit in one and only one way round. The PC should recognise it and display a small pop-up asking what you want to do with it. Click on 'Display in Explorer' (or similar wording) and the card will appear as a directory in Windows Explorer. You can then copy the photos to any drive / directory that you want. Cheers, Doug 😎

Fitting the rubbing strakes. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
She's looking very good Rob👍👍👍 DON'T rush it! That's when things go wrong😡 Yes, If need be display her as a work in progress.👍 Most folk won't know what's missing anyway 😉 Have fun at the Exhibition, too far from Munich I'm afraid - plus Munich airport is clogged with snow at the moment🤔 Cheers, Doug 😎

Fitting the rubbing strakes. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi All. I'm frantically trying to get the boat to a reasonable state of completion for showing at the London Model Engineer Exhibition next weekend. I've finished painting the hull, just need to apply the white water line and lacquer the hull with a satin finish. The pictures (taken today) show the current state so there's still a lot of detail to add to the decks and cabin. It will be definitely be displayed as 'work in progress'. Robbob.

internet sales by DodgyGeezer Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
We are living through a technological change brought on by the Web. During any technological change some things will be gained and others lost. We saw this with the development of factories during the Industrial Revolution, the railways and later the automobile. Each new technology brought both extensive benefits and disadvantages, and in each case they resulted in the demise of the earlier service provision. In each case people tried to stop the development, and found that they could not. I cannot see much of a future for shops in the long term - let alone model shops. There may be a market for display facilities - places where you can inspect the items before you buy - but I suggest that most goods will end up being delivered direct from the manufacturer via sophisticated logistics services. This is happening already. Advice is readily available on the Net via forums - too much advice in many cases!

MV Krait by rcmodelboats Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 27" MV Krait Single Propellor (3 Blade) - Comments: The MV Krait is a wooden-hulled vessel famous for its use during World War II by the Z Special Unit of Australia during the raid against Japanese ships anchored in Singapore Harbour. The raid was known as Operation Jaywick. The MV Krait is on display at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Are these any good by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi all I managed to order crimpers £24 odd also got drills but not impressed. A new tool display coming up. Any use to us? Groovy or what?👍

Modellers Exhibition Midhurst by ads90 Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
The 37th Annual Modellers Exhibition will be held at The Grange Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst, Sussex GU29 9HD on Sunday 10th February 2019. This is a great exhibition in the South where many Model Boat Clubs attend displaying a great array of their boats. For the train enthusiasts there is a large hall with fantastic displays and trade outlets.

KD Perkasa 1/24 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Bon soir jcc, Here's a couple of pics about RAL grey tones which might help you choose. and a warning about colour display on PC / Phone screens! Cheers, Doug 😎

Display stand and transport case. by Mariner85 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Beautiful craft. Like the detail!

Japonica Model by NorfolkBroads Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi there, Congrats on your purchase. Which Japonica have you purchased, or is she one of the Jasmine [same design], very interested. If your still interested in a Japonica Model, I may well be able to help you as we are looking into re-developing the Broadland Classics model boat kits. However, Japonica would most likely be a static scale display model, with her full sailing dinghy kit included, if we do decide to take on the venture into a new light. Would be good to hear from you and your old classic out there. Cheers

Ship rudders by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Toby, Yep! Cos this website stretches them to fit the Media window that opens when we click on the pic icon. When I realised that I stopped using the mobile (Samsung J5) camera. Imagine the size of the Media window on a 24" full res display 😲 and a 4Mpix pic stretched to fit! Where on ebay do you get these bits? It's a good idea to post the link when you mention sources - otherwise we have to hunt! Whatever; watching the build with interest, particularly the rudder as I have a similar rudder to make for my ancient fish cutter restoration / conversion. Cheers, Doug 😎 BTW: If you right click on the photo, when the pic has opened, and then on Show graphic a + sign may appear in the cursor, which means you can expand the pic. Yours look much better when I do this. 👍 BTW2; I like the 'saluting red tadpole' in the middle 😁😁

Ship rudders by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Evenin' Toby, Mobile has a ~6" screen, I'm using a 24" display! You need to set your mobile cam to max possible resolution. The website blows all pics up to fit the Media window. Lo res pics then look very blocky. Tip for all; basic problem is the size and quality of the micro lenses in phone cameras. All the pics I post here I take using a Sony Cyber Shot with a decent size lens at 15 or 20 MPix so sharp remains sharp on the site. What are we looking at anyway??😲 Doug 😎

My other hobby by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months 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. 😉