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Help! What's this? by Midlife306 Admiral   Posted: 20 hours ago
Ohh matron, I do like massive engines😎

Help! What's this? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 hours ago
Not at all! 👍 I think you are right, some had really MASSIVE engines!

Billings Sea King in need of TLC by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Nice job Captain 👍👍 Although! I would adjust the alignment of the port engine if I was you! 😉 Cheers Doug 😎

Tinplate submarine motors more toys than models but I like em by AllenA Captain   Posted: 3 days ago
Beautiful work Mactin. Reminded me that I had seen a series of articles in the Model Engineer January 1959 illustrating the build of an A Class submarine should you ever wish to put your engine to work.

smart phone problems by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 3 days ago
Indeed there is. Go to the App store. Put Model Boats in the search engine. And away you go. Install and hopefully, your problems are gone. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Tinplate submarine motors more toys than models but I like em by marky Commander   Posted: 4 days ago
the fear of losing bodily parts was enough to keep us away ,changed days i remember him having bottles of meths and matches in the bedroom for the engine which powered a workshop with a small circular saw a power hammer and other potentialy lethal tools no health and safety in these halceon days ,next time i see him will have to ask what happened to it knowing him it will be up in his loft

Tinplate submarine motors more toys than models but I like em by marky Commander   Posted: 4 days ago
another wonderful work of art . is the sphere stainless steel ?,like the Meccano ,memories of a lost childhood my older brother had a huge box of the stuff with a mammod engine and me and my brothers couldnt touch it if we did the threat of losing parts of the anatomy or death was there to stop us

Tinplate submarine motors more toys than models but I like em by haleskevin Petty Officer   Posted: 4 days ago
Beautiful! Excellent. Not a toy by any means. You sir are an engineer. Cheers

Tinplate submarine motors more toys than models but I like em by mactin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Ahoy Mateys, Bit of fun ive knocked up its a compressed air submarine motor in place of a clockwork one for one of my tin can sludgemarines. It is charged with a bicycle pump and runs for about a minute,not built the boat yet. I call it my Hitler engine because its only got one ball. Cheers MacT.

propshafts by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Roy, to dispel any possible confusion; by 'double jointed' I mean the true Cardan link. Which is in 3 parts connected by 2 UJs. Invented by an Italian mathematician and engineer several centuries ago to transfer rotation from one axial shaft line / level to a different (within reason) line without using gears. They inevitably create more friction by applying more side pressure to both input and output shafts, thus more wear on the motor output bearing and the tube input bearing 🤔 Plus friction and rattling/grinding generated in two 'out of line' UJs. If, as they should be, your motor and prop shaft are in (near) perfect alignment you don't need a Cardan! My maxim is 'less flexibility - more alignment' 😉 I like the coupling in the pic; called Stegkupplung in German, don't know the English for that😉 They are flexible but not floppy and totally silent👍 I once made the mistake (laziness🤔) of using a Graupner Cardan to couple up a geared Decaperm to the shaft in my Sea Scout. Never ever again 😡 After the first trials I took it apart and modded the motor mount properly. The original motor (perfectly fitted by my Dad) was a Taycol Target - the one I have recently modded for controllable forward and reverse. That will now be used in an ancient Billing Fish cutter inherited from an Aunt. Cheers Doug 😎

Vosper MTB by AllenA Captain   Posted: 8 days ago
Seems that Vosper is well followed. This is a Vosper MTB 1/2" scale illustrated in the Model Engineer in September 1951. The detail of the six pounder is superb.

KeilKraft 1974 by AllenA Captain   Posted: 10 days ago
Lovely ad here from the Model Engineer Christmas Extra December 1974. You have to love the prices.

Help wanted by AllenA Captain   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi Colin, This is what you might call a delayed response.....I always have been a little slow. About 3 years ago you posted your latest project which was to be something like the Great Eastern. While flipping through the Model Engineer Christmas Edition December 1958 I found this article. Probably too late but I thought you might like to see it. Did you ever finish the restoration?

Conrad REELY, Flysky iA6, FS iS6, Turnigy HT6 !! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi All, Carried over from 'Tank Steering' 😉 Turns out they are all exactly the same beast! Badge Engineering - Branding! Several German forums also gave the same links to various github pages for mods to any of these sets - all absolutely identical! Only the prices are not! Hobbyking is ALWAYS almost half of any of the other sources prices! When I'm happy with the 6Ch performance, and have some models stored, will investigate the 10Ch mod. Cheers Doug 😎

Tank Steering by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Dave, you won't find a Conrad anything anywhere else but on the Conrad (or Amazon/Ebay) sites! But if you look for the Turnigy HT-6 you will find it on HobbyKing, it's the same damn thing for nearly half the Conrad price. See pics. Pure badge 'engineering'! Also just bought some Absima LiPos 2s 4000mAh from Conrad, €40 each. Today I found out that Absima is in Nürnberg (Nuremberg) just up the road from here, same batt €25 😡😭 Conrad will shortly be getting an appropriate mail from me! NO more Reely stuff for me!! I found the HT-6 very easy to set up, amazing what they pack into a $45 set these days. My Spektrum cost 12 times that a few years ago and doesn't do an awful lot more and is more complex to set up 🤔 Won't mess with mixer boards or two stick motor control just yet. Can use the mixer functions in the TX 😊 Have tested the HT-6 with various ESCs; e.g. Graupner Navy VR30 and Mtroniks Viper Micro10, no problems. When the new 2s LiPos are charged the next test will be with a Turnigy brushless ESCs and the BL I want to put in the Sea Scout. Progress is slow but sure. Why do I get on faster with electronics than with shipbuilding!!?? 😉 You're right; Mode 1 or 2 (3 and 4 are also available!) don't matter much. With this set you can assign any control element stick, switch, or pot to any channel (i.e. RX output) you want, and very simply - not like the Spektrum🤔. Like it.👍 I also like having the two pots available for proportional control; gun turrets, cranes, monitors .... 👍 And still switches left over for lights, sound .... Very versatile 👍👍 Only irritation is it won't go into operational mode until all switches are forward and the throttle (left stick) is pulled right back - motor off for an aircraft - safety feature. Minor irritation for a boater but pull the stick back and all is OK and you can then operate normally. Used the spring removal method on my old Graupner 40Meg MC-10. That box was a pain to set up as well🤔 I could programme the radio ATE for the old Home Office Type Approval lab faster, but then - I wrote the software 😉 Cheers Doug 😎