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Lady Marian by GaryLCoupland Lieutenant   Posted: 5 hours ago
[Score: 10/10] 42"/1200g Lady Marian Capable of 15mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 55mm) Geared to a OS. 6.5cc Marine 4 stroke. (4 Blade) Controlled Through servo controlled ESC - Comments: This Drifter was a Marvon Models Kit and was incredible value for the money, a double planked plank on frame hull, and detailed instructions and good quality timber and fittings. As the engine was a four-stroke and silenced, plus the fact it was ticking over at very few revs, it made less noise than your average electric motor. Plus we were not trying too hard to save the planet in those good old days.

Anteo Harbour Tug by GaryLCoupland Lieutenant   Posted: 6 hours ago
[Score: 10/10] 34"/1500g Anteo Harbour Tug Capable of 15mph and a runtime of 20mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 45mm) Direct Drive to a Piston Valve Twin Cylinder (3 Blade) Controlled Through Servo controlled ESC - Comments: My first ever Tug about fifty years ago, and my very first steam engine hence the super-structure looks a little hacked about, especially the engine housing with globe valves stuck out here and there. this was and still is an amazing kit from Panart, a plank on frame double skinned hull, and all the fittings were brass to a very high quality, (note the anchor winch all brass and it works. The engine and boiler was from Maxwell Hemmings one of the very few manufacturers at the time.

PS Iona - misc fittings by Harvey Kitten Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
Thanks for the compliments! It's been a good project, just adding the final touches a couple of days ago. One bonus about paddle steamers is they don't usually take on water as the paddle shafts are above the water line👍

PS Iona - misc fittings by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
I like the detailed photos, looks good, I have been looking for some witches so thanks for the info. Overall I enjoyed seeing the build as it is something very different from what I normally do. Congratulations on a nice build. Cheers, Joe

tvr steam engine by GaryLCoupland Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Rick, and I am hoping this helps, the inlet and exhaust manifolds on the engine have no fittings included for you to screw onto, the connecting end is just a plain 1/8" brass pipe, so you need to silver-solder your fitting to suit. I have included a photo which hopefully will help. you are going to need some elbows (90* bends) and maybe a Tee piece or two, globe valves and the pipe fittings to put it all together, plus a condenser to collect and separate the exhaust waste steam. My condenser is simply a piece of 2" brass pipe, I can do you some piping diagrams for you if this helps, or send me a plan of how you are going to connect it all together. The end result will be worth it I promise. Regards, Gary. Hang on in there I have every confidence.

Being Sociable. by Newby7 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Gary It is snowing here and I'm hold up thinking of what I will need for my steam engine assembly. Pipe sizes and fittings and thread sizes and the one thing I forgot to order was the fly wheel so I'm going to order from the site I got the engine from do you know of another spot I might look to get a fly wheel . Rick

RC steam lever by Newby7 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Gary I just should have ask you from here what thread size are the ports for the tvr engine are they 1/4 32 or 1/4 40 thread I want to order fittings in advance of the build. Rick

tvr steam engine by Newby7 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Hello all and to Gary I' m looking for the tread size for the ports of the TVR steam engine are they 1/4 32 or 1/4 40 as I want to order fittings in advance of my building the engine . Rick

PS Iona - misc fittings by Harvey Kitten Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
A bit of a miscellany here - the funnel fittings or mounts at the top are 3D printed and the 'rope' is some sort of elastic string used in jewellery making. This... 1) keeps it straight which is difficult with regular string or wire, 2) doesn't get damaged when you catch it with a stray arm, tool, etc. Brass steam fittings turned on my lathe. The forward hatch was built in case extra ballast was needed, but has had a beneficial side effect. No ballast was needed and the hatch is filled with foam, so I can wedge in a mini tripod and mount a camera up front. Only briefly tested but looks promising The windlass is a kit from mobile marine models. Easy to construct and looks the part. Tow hook 3D printed.

Masquerade by Puddle-pirate Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 16 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 30"/1400g Masquerade Capable of 8mph and a runtime of 45mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a MFA 500 (4 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Alleot 320A (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Masquerade is a Dean's Marine Oùlton Lady somewhat 'Americanized" (sorry) - Many of the deck fittings are plated with a Caswell brass plating kit. The lighting is all LED with the exception of the searchlight. The second deck was fabricated from doll house flooring as is the helm seat. More photos will follow.

Aeronaut Pilot Boat by RonW Petty Officer   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi Peter. I have competed the hull and tested motors which are running OK. Whilst setting up the Servo etc for the Rudder Control, I found the fittings very fiddly to connect (and that is without the Deck fitted). Moving on, I am considering what can/should be done to enable slight adjustments to the Rudders etc. when the Deck is fixed. All very tight to get into that area. Has anyone had this problem and found an answer? Thanks. Ron

RC steam lever by GaryLCoupland Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi Rick, yes Clevedon Steam is where I get a lot of fittings and stuff from, and another one is Macmodels, plus they sell the TVR1 BB steam engine which I use. If you don't manage to post a few photo's soon, I am sending you a camera for Christmas. Regards, Gary.

RC steam lever by GaryLCoupland Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Rick, it's myself yet again, and having been involved with steam for at least the last FORTY YEARS, I can answer most of your problems and help. Google CLEVEDON STEAM here in the U/K and this guy can help you with all the steam fittings you may require. Look for lever operated valves via servo, you could use this valve for a throttle valve, (steam control) or a gas cutoff valve. If you have any problems get in touch I am here to help. Regards , Gary.

IRC 88 stock maritime (robbe sirius) by Smaragd Lieutenant   Posted: 19 days ago
refitted Robbe Sirius IRC 88 (by stock maritime) completely new electronics and fittings, resprayed in 2k polyurethane topcoat

HMS BRAVE BORDERER by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Winter seems to encourage modeling, have spent many hours in hibernation working on the deck and superstructure details. A supplier offers a full set of Perkasa fittings, most of which would work on the Brave B. At one point considered buying a set. They are made in both resin and cast metal. Eventually parsimony prevailed, so only purchased a small number of hatch covers and other intricate shapes that would be difficult to make well. The items duly arrived and the quality is good. Was surprised by the weight though, so am pleased had embarked on making the other items from the usual materials. There should be an overall weight saving, along with a reduction in my surplus styrene and wood stock. One of the design tenants of the Brave class was flexibility. The vessel could operate as a MTB, MGB or Raider, or with a mixture of these capabilities. The weapon mountings were designed to allow armaments to be installed and moved around to suite the requirements of the role. Have reviewed many Brave class photographs trying to establish a “standard” armament configuration, to reproduce. Not only does the configuration define the weapons installed, it also establishes the ammunition and flare storage cabinet arrangements. Eventually decided upon the 2 x 40mm Bofors gun arrangement with 2 x 21” torpedoes and 4 x extended range fuel tanks. The model is now essentially complete. No doubt as I keep examining it will add further small details and refinements. Only disappointment so far is that it does not achieve the original weight target of 6 lbs, it is 9.5 lbs. The 6 lbs may possibly have achievable using one screw and motor etc., but once three are installed, not likely. The real test is when finally back on the water. Will close this blog then with a concluding report.