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boiler by hammer Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
The boiler now finished so back here. It just fits had to cut 3/16" off each side of the deck surround to get it in plenty of room when in. The engine I intended to use will not fit however. So will be making a smaller version, or a completely new design. depending what metal I have in stock. With the deck in place another tight fit. The safety valve will stay at this angle. But the connector angled, to bring the funnel central & upright with a slight rake aft. If that makes sense.

MODEL ENGINEERING and MODELLING EXHIBITION 2018 by dragon Captain   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi its done the same with this show as well. But shows the correct dates in the Events forum

MODEL ENGINEERING and MODELLING EXHIBITION 2018 by mturpin013 Admiral   Posted: 5 days ago or

H.M.S. BRAVE BORDERER by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Great stuff Rowen, Good progress 👍 Interesting, didn't realise they had a trim tab! Are you going to fit one? You're probably right about the battery. Usually 3 batts adding up to the same capacity (Ah) of a single weigh at least around 20-25% more. Only advantage I can see would be weight distribution; two at the sides would help to dampen rolling. Depending how you set up the ESCs and controls the 3rd motor can actually work like an overdrive or turbo 😉 You've got some mighty meaty motors there anyway so I would expect performance on two engines to be pretty good. Switch in the 3rd for 'Emergency Ahead' 'Throttles through the gate Number One'! Your contact wasn't our 'Tasmanian Devil' by any chance? 😉 A very resourceful and helpful guy👍 Ciao 😎 PS I totally agree; if the original had 3 screws (or x of anything else for that matter) then so should the model - that's what 'scale' is about ain' it😉

After Deck / Hatch - If at first you don't succeed ... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
RRRRR! The P5 engine, nice! Veeery nice 👍 I only had the Rover 2000 while still in UK. Great shame that they couldn't realise the original intention of putting a gas turbine in that design. Production cost too high apparently 😭 About 15 years ago I found (and bought) a scarlet Rover 2.7, the one with the Honda V6 motor, I know not the same but still fun to drive. Scared the you know what's off the GF on the Autobahn!!! 😁 Guzzled too much Go Juice so since then I'm a Toyota fan, Yaris TS and Verso Exec. "Nothing is impossible", Cheers Doug 😎

site surgestions by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
No comment. BUT ... I haven't wasted any money on a tablet and a dumbphone is good enough for phoning and SMS, anything else at your peril. All the other trash I delete and deinstall. After a career in comms engineering, including the beginnings of mobile telephony NMT (Scandinavia), AMPS (USA) and TACS (UK) I could see where it was going. If on your tablet you ain't got an equivalent of Ctrl+Pos1 or Control+End then it just confirms my opinion that they ain't worth the hard earned cash. Please don't come with the 'When I'm travelling' argument cos when I'm travelling I have other things to do, or take a decent Laptop with me. Basic thing I don't like about Tablets or, so called Smartphones, is the diminutive screen sizes. Not to mention limited operating systems. Never mind memory or external interfaces. Each to his own but catering for every foible of every Tablet / 'Smartphone' would most probably bust the budget of the site and more than overload the VOLUNTARY guys who do great service to keep this site going. Which incidentally I find is the best Model Boat site going, and I have tried all sorts from Germany to USA and back. Basically what you want is a function of your display device and not the site you are viewing. And don't come back with 'but some sites do that' cos they only use the commands available in the operating system that is displaying them. BTW: with WLAN (as long as it has AES / WPA2 or not if you don't care about security) you can also use a decent Laptop / Notebook from the sofa! 😎 PS Was a little surprised at your comment DD 🤔

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Go for it Frodo 👍👍 Look forward to the pics (Build Blog?) and 'Maiden' vid 😉 PS I have downloaded the 'destructions' and find that the German translation from the Danish is slightly better, but the format of Billing's instructions is basically Sh-one-T. Instructions for 'Insiders'. Ran across this phenomenon professionally here in Germany with Operating Manuals and System Descriptions written by the development engineers. THEY KNEW how it all worked!😲 I had to introduce a new style which helped the guy confronted with the 'beast' for the first time to use it and to fix it if the wheels fell off. And for the Admiral a System Description which would simply explain to him why he should spend his hard fought budget on that particular equipment or system. Lots a fun 😉

SCHERSEN P 206 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
No wonder they're quick if you're using Russian Aircraft Corporation MIG fighter engines!😲😉 Nice one Zdenek 👍

After Deck / Hatch - If at first you don't succeed ... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Beautiful👍 - Walnut? Brought back memories of restoring my second car - a clapped out Triumph Herald which I pimped up with the engine (which I gas flowed and fitted dual Strombergs), suspension, disc brakes and all the walnut from a Sunbeam Rapier. Recaro seats and sprayed metallic blue it turned out a nice 'Street Sleepin' Meany'! Lots a fun to build and even more to drive 😉 Oh jeh! When I think about it that was 45 years ago, Tempus Fugit 🤔

Grimmershorn II by CB90 Commander   Posted: 17 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 40"/5000g Grimmershorn II Capable of 7mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 70mm) Direct Drive to a 950 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 12Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 15A 24v (5Amps) ESC - Comments: The Motor vessel 'Grimmershorn' was built in 1956/57 by Hansa Stahlund Schiffbau GmbH at Koln-Deutz for the Waterways and Shipping Administration at Cuxhaven.Her Daimler-Benz four stroke diesel engine had an output of 500hp. permitting a speed of 11.5 knots. The model hull and deck are vacuum formed ABS, timber work of precision cut ply, 2 full size plan sheets and a construction manual along with a fittings pack complete this kit. Technical Data Scale: 1:20 Length: 1038mm Beam 305mm The Grimmershorn was the second major kit I purchased from a model shop on the outskirts of Harlow in Essex back in the 1980s. The Krik kit is still produced and sold today. My build was a slow and lost enthusiasm so after completing the hull, deck, motor and bow thruster installation I gave the boat to my father in-law who completed the superstructure and sailed the boat for a while, eventually the boat was given back to me when the father in-law moved house. I then repaired the rudder, added a moving radar, a adjustable water cannon and pump also various extra fittings such as a detailed life raft and crane, buoys and captain figure. thus renamed the boat as Grimmershorn II a Search and rescue fire boat.

propellers specilly made by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
Hi Cliff, just read your post, with the specially ordered props i would be inclined to be belt and bracers by dimpling the shaft for the grub screw to fit into, not just a flat (from an engineering point of view) ... looking good Dennis

1-35 scale S100 schennllboot by teejay Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 20 days ago
Hi camyaj sorry but I have not kept the details, but if you type mini bead lathe in Google or what ever search engine you use, you should find quit a few at varying prices but more important you should be able to find one that suits you personal needs and budget. you may also find other machines such as a mini milling machines and accessories,( am waiting for one to arrive) but be aware check the accessories suit your choice of lathe as made a mistake with one , but was ok as I was able to modify the part to suit my lathe.

Main Cabin Doors! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Afternoon Doug, Question my steam generator will draw 1.2 amps at 12 volts and the main motor will draw 2.0 amps at 12 volts. But my main batteries are 12 volts 2.5 amps! Is this ok or do I have to get a different battery? For the Brooklyn to be a big model she has a small engine room

Higgins PT Boat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Not me, never heard of 'em til now, but here are the specs and a pic😉 Happy Huckin', Doug 😎 Technical Specifications Lindsay Lord, a commander in the United States Navy who was stationed in Hawaii during the war, examines wartime PT boat design in his "Naval Architecture of Planing Hulls" and records the Navy's planing hull research and findings. This is the most complete source of information on PT boat hull design and construction, and provides hull test data as well as detailed analysis and comparisons of the various PT boat designs. U.S. Navy Technical Specifications of the Huckins PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo) Motorized Torpedo Fast Boat: Crew: 11 Length: 78 ft (23.77 m) Beam: 19.6 ft (5.97 m) Draught: 5 ft (1.52 m) Displacement: 42 tons Machinery: 3 x Packard 12-cylinder gasoline engines delivering 1,350 horsepower each to 3 x shafts. Surface Speed: 40 kts (46 mph) Range: 0 miles (0 km) Armament: 4 x 21-inch (533mm) torpedo tubes for 4 x Mark 8/13 torpedoes, launchers arranged as inline pairs along port and starboard sides. 1 x 37mm OR BOFORS 40mm Dual-Purpose cannon fitted on forecastle. 1 x 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft cannon at stern 4 x 0.50 caliber (12.7mm) anti-aircraft, air-cooled heavy machine guns in dual mounts (2x2), one emplacement amidships and one forward, offset to starboard. Optional 0.30 caliber machine guns, mortar launchers, rocket projectors and additional 20mm cannons (and captured 23mm anti-tank guns) as required/available. Ship Class: PT 95 Number-in-Class: 18 Ships-in-Class: PT 95-102; PT 255-264 Initial Year of Service: 1942[23]

Sanding down. by MouldBuilder Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago
Thanks Kevin. A model shop just gave me a good tip. Buy a car screen washer pump for the water cannon on my new project Police boat. They said it would be cheaper than the model pump. Halfords next place to visit. Glad I could be of help Doug. I have bought the 50cal. guns to match the carriages. The assembly instructions are available on the site. Still worried about breaking them whilst removing them from the sprue.🤔I am a precision engineer but this still fills me with nerves.😱