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Getting busy in the port! by GrahamP74 Admiral   Posted: 8 hours ago
Bench is starting to get a bit full so one of these has just made an appearance on eBay!!

getting a bit slow?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Sorry, I didn't realise there had been any follow up to this. (May I suggest a "View New Posts" button? Or am I missing something) I think my remarks a year ago were perfectly valid, now you remind me of them. I thought I'd been offensive or something. I see no cause for offense there. Teejay, you, too, have misunderstood my post. I was saying why I had left model railways, a hobby of a lifetime so far. THAT alone was the area of kit snobbery. Not here, or in model aircraft forums, which are nearly all kit based, yet I am a happy member of Large Scale Planes and Britmodeller. Mainly because two old friends tend to communicate with me that way. Doug, I have a 1/48th scale Mk1 Airfix Spitfire which I have turned into the First Flight in zinc chromate and polished metal, because I don't do military (liveries, at least) and have made a scratchbuilt photographer and his plate camera for the set-piece. It all sits on a bit of died lint grass. Then I have a 1/48th scale Airfix English Electric Lightning as it's a superb kit and impressive in that scale. I got it cheap off ebay. I also bought an Italian resin kit of a Houchin start-up compressor to go with it, which was amazing value and have made a tarmac set-piece ready for displaying that lot on. It was purely to save time getting something I just fancied doing. It's the foil covering on the Lightning I fancied doing. No snobbery there and when others buy loads of aftermarket stuff to add to it, none there either. And they usually make it all fit themselves. They don't pay someone else to do it. If injury or health demands it, that's a very different kettle of fish, but those sort of people rarely, if ever,brag. So, once and for all, nothing I said this time had any reference to this forum or this hobby. What I said a year ago I meant, but perhaps it was a bad day. I always read what I type as my hard, dry old fingertips slip around the keyboard and I wouldn't understand my own typing if I didn't check it. Doug has indeed helped others and me too. But so, I think, have I. Indeed that has always been my intention after a lifetime in modelmaking. Cheers, Martin

Sea Commander restoration tips by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Get yourself a small pack of epoxy resin from ebay and seek out all slight delaminations of the plywood frames. Get the epoxy in those split bits and clamp them up. A clothes peg is sufficient if you're short of space. You can put a piece of cling film twixt peg and wood so the peg doesn't stick. Then use the rest of the epoxy to waterproof the insides. Be thorough and methodical. If you sand the model back to wood, use epoxy on that, either through fine model aircraft fibreglass cloth or just squeegee epoxy on all over with an old credit card. It goes much further and gets forced into the grain. It's not necessary to use GRP cloth on everything if it's well built. I have several over-50 year old model boats that are perfectly water tight with decent paint jobs (enamel, of course). Cheers, Martin

It's a sad day!. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 13 days ago
Ill take some photos so people can see them, the old man would always show people them if they were interested. I did have a list of all the engines i came across it not so long ago as i didnt know what they were all called. He also told me a story years ago about having so much trouble with a 15cc taplin twin as he threw it over a fench in the 60's and started making his own engines, because he said it was rubbish and now on ebay they have a cult following. 😁 (Im not sure how true this was because he was a horder and didnt throw much away found the list includes the weight of each engine as i guess this was important when designing the boats!!) Stephen

Installing Motors by bikerjohn57 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
There is a guy selling motor fitting kits on eBay, very good value they are too, and they are stainless. Just type; Model Boat Motor Fitting Kit into the search box. 👍

LiPo batteries by MouldBuilder Lieutenant   Posted: 19 days ago
I have now left the batteries at a storage charge of 3.85 volts per cell. I will let you know where they stand when I return in August. The ammo boxes are a great idea. I bought two from ebay at £12 each. They are of super quality. I have transported one with the boat to my boating river in Hungary. The other is here. Thank for all the advice. It made things a lot easier than they could have been during my first uses of LiPo batteries. They are much easier to use now that I have some experience.😊

Marie Jeanne (thonier) by Cozwhy Petty Officer   Posted: 27 days ago
Bought this kit on eBay and it was already started - just the bulkheads and keel. It's a very detailed French Atlantic tuna boat. Pictures are of the restored "Biche". Sails are treated with tannin which turns them red.

FS-GT3B 3 channel r/c by BigAlio Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi ive placed an order it says its dispatched I have my ebay set up so I dont pay until i receive item so ill wait and see what I get ill post and let you know.

FS-GT3B 3 channel r/c by BigAlio Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi guys on ebay there is New FS-GT3B 2.4G 3CH Transmitter Receiver With Fail-Safe For RC car boat FA for sale at an unbelievable price of £5.09 carriage free from china doesnt seam right to me what do you think. https://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>

RAF Fireboat (vintage) Aero by CB90 Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 9/10] 34"/2500g RAF Fireboat (vintage) Aero Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 40mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 45mm) Direct Drive to a Bullet 30 (2 Blade X Type) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 24v 15A Electronize (15Amps) ESC - Comments: Ebay job £50 Old Vintage Aero kit 34in Fire boat needing a lot of attention, with delaminating plywood, old glue, old glow-plug engine mounts with electric conversion, and after removing a metal shield I discover an vintage (1970,s Ripmax Bullet 30 Motor the dogs bollocks of electric racing of its time capable of running 24v at 15A. 300W for a brushed motor. Started by revamp rear pit by lowering servo and rudder and building sub deck, storage lockers, tow hook and ladders. Remount the motor with an aluminium mount with custom screw positions. Block windows with 1mm ply. Foam front half of hull to make unsinkable. Make centre decking area. Repair and build up on cabin roofs and walls to centre deck. Rewire add ESC and servo. Remove broken and unusable fittings such as large vents, some missing unable to match again. Problems with old gloss paint crazing the modern spay paints. Build some fittings eg Water cannons, life belts, Build new battery trays, Painting the boat now in progress as of 20/04/2018 Boat has be roughly painted but is not finished, as fittings are now required, added a RC system an gave it a test run. the performance was adequate on 14.4v and great on 17.2v see latter pictures on the pond. the motor did get hot after about half hour of use. the motor is rated at 24v but I think a smaller prop will be required for that voltage. Excellent performance from a brushed motor. Added some stickers and I have now added a 12v fan and ventilation between cabins as the motor required some cooling and was in a sealed compartment.

Fairmile B ML2840 Watchful by Rednecknb Seaman   Posted: 2 months ago
Built by a man who severed on the Watchful, Twin props ready to go just add battery etc, approx 56 inches long, can send more pictures if needed, currently on ebay at £925

Mantua Mississippi Paddle Steamer by BigAlio Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
this very impressive model Mantua Mississippi Paddle Steamer River Model Boat 1:50 Large Scale for sale on ebay. https://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>

Hacker-trinity by BigAlio Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi guys new ebay purchase listed as bare hull only when it arrived it came with full fitting set and speed 600 brushed motor. bought it because of paint job and for some fast electric fun all for just £24.00 should go well with brushless set up.

Adding rear deck details by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Has been a few days since I have had a chance to get anything done due to day shifts over Easter. Anyway, a good day of progress today. Finished painting the Anchor and mounts on the rear cabin. The rest of the day has been concentrating on the rear deck. This includes 4 bollards, cleats and railings. All scratch built using a conbination of plasticard, plastic tube, brass tube, carbon rod and aluminium wire (included in the kit). The cleats are resin and where from eBay. The railings arnt glued into the deck yet, easier to paint off the deck and add at the end. I am modifying the centre deck as the model I am building had a deck plank with a metal grid on it. I had some wire mesh and laminated that to some ply, should be quite effective once painted and rubbed back to expose the metal wire.

Esc’s, rudder servo etc by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
A few more little odds n ends done today. Rudder servo box and servo installed, all pushrods fitted and centred. ESC's have been installed along side the motors, hooked up to Rx and rotating the right way. I soldered up a Y-Lead with XT60 connectors to connect both ESC's to one LiPo, red wire removed on 1 ESC as would be done with twin aircraft setup. Just the battery tray to make and install and configure a Mtroniks W-Tail unit so that motors and rudders are sinc when turn inputs made. Last job of the day was to fit the numbering on the rear cabin that came via eBay in da post today.