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Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Doug, Gawd bless yer , Guv'nor, I knew you'd come through with the advice on electrical stuff. My Dad would be ashamed of me as that was his game, but I could never raise interest and therefore retain any knowledge he ever imparted to me about it. A wall wart is what I've seen those little plug in the wall chargers that do 4 AAs or AAAs and charge up overnight described as, mainly by overseas chaps. They do, however become alarmingly warm sometimes, but do a good job for my camera and my wee digital radio, so I can always catch the Goons or the Navy Lark on BBC 4 Extra, or some good new music on Guy Garvey's programme on 6Music. So they work, but I have a pack, now, pre soldered, of 5 cells. My Orange Rx and servos are happy with 6Volts or so their blurb says. I'll look up a battery condition meter and get one. I just ordered a Multimeter to just do volts. Always a good adjunct to a household anyway. I have my Dad's two Avometers in their original leather cases, but can no longer get the high voltage batteries they contain. Found a miniature Avo in a smaller leather case, but don't know how to use it. I hope you can get some sense out of the words and music for the imax B6 charger. Off to eat myself (eat myself?) Eats, shoots and leaves Martin

Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi folks, I have just received the 5 cell battery pack for my yacht R/C gear, but it come with no words and music, so I don't know if it's charged or not and am worried about using it with RC gear in case being under charged is dangerous to the gear. I also have a brand new, never used imax B6 charger. Never used because I can't make head nor tail of the instructions. Can anyone help me with all this lecktrickery, please? Beyond 4 AAs in a wall wart I am completely green with battery charging. (BTW, why wall WART exactly?) Cheers, Martin

getting a bit slow?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Oh Doug, I thought you would understand. I am not denegrating kit builders. I, too, build the occasional kit to save time. No,no, I was denegrating the old boys who don't EVEN kit build, then brag about it, about what it's all cost them. That is what is so bloody pointless to me. Obviously I am grateful for kit builders as that's how I made my living for years, making patterns for kits. But to pay over the odds for a kit and all its bits and then brag about how much it all cost seems to me utterly stupid. Building a kit is a perfectly good way to either save time or gather a collection quickly and just to make my point, I still get a kick out of opening the box on a new kit (Airfix 1/48th scale Lightning for instance) like I did as a kid. I am well aware of the skills of dealing with photoetch, although I doubt I could manage such tiny scales as you mention. I have always done the artwork for my own photo-etch, but now it's all done on computers, so I no longer have any dealings with it. For the kind of inshore craft I have always been a fan of, 1/48th is quite small. Small enough for me anyway. And a year after (is it) I am back with the boats as explained above. I do other things when the weather is not so great. I can't remember what went on a year ago and I have never been bored in my life except when forced to watch television, football, modern pop music or money programmes. I ALWAYS have something to do, I just don't always know much about aspects of it, which is why I come on here and ask. I ain't proud. I was explaining why, for me, model railways is now a no-no and why my wall sign is very much a case of QED. I do wish I could help more people with constructional stuff, that I DO know about to in some way pay back for the help I have recieved from others on topics I find mystifying. If you don't like it, so be it. I'll go again and not return. It's a shame to be what seems to be willfully misunderstood, especially by someone I thought I had a good relationship with. Cheers, Martin

Perkasa by Lauriem Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
This is a 49" Perkasa built from a ply Precedent kit - the build blog is on this site. Videoed from a 46" Fireboat on a lake in Western Australia. Neither boat is running at top speed, which is spectacular but overscale! Both boats have identical brushless motors. Apologies for the video being a bit long, and for the water on the lens, but this is a first attempt and I hope you enjoy the music.

Higgins PT Boat by boaty Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Good to see a model of the Higgins PT Boat and a scratch built one at that. I had a Revell 1.72nd one back in 1961 when I was 9 but these became eclipsed the following year when the PT 109 film was released. Love the background music and your sailing water in Albert Park. The boat looks so realistic and you've now got me thinking of building one. Never yet seen a model of a Huckins P.T boat. Is there anyone out there who has built one? Long live the plywood dream. BOATY😁

PBR "Cannedheat" by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Not sure if this will work but here goes anyway! The original, digitised from my ancient but well looked after album. Remember those big flat black musical pancakes?? 😉 mp3 didn't work😭 so here's Zipped version!

The Smoke Stack by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Are you sure it's not the vocalist. Keeping you awake? Very good music! You've got to show us the end results. Of your labor!

The Smoke Stack by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Aye Aye Sir, will do!👍 On to the third coat. The cabin roof took two coats of sealer (Lord Nelson brand), two coats of Lord Nelson semi-matt varnish as 'primer' then 4 coats of pro auto clear lacquer. Final shine was achieved with auto paint cutting polish and 'Anti Hologram Polish'!! Flattening with 1500 then 2000 grit between coats. On the deck I'm now up to 3000 grit! In the old days we called such stuff Cabinet Paper or 'Flour Paper'. Some of the tricks I've used here I learned decades ago when I used to restore cars! Nice little earner when I was in college 😉 The basics I learned from my Grandad who was a Master Carpenter, made a lot of church furniture. Remember seeing my Dad spit shine his Royal Air Force boots, and using a hot spoon to flatten the orange peel surface of new boots😲 Back to work, 3rd lacquer coat 😊 Back soon, cheers Doug 😎 PS: have a Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa concert video running to keep me company (and awake). Great music, highly recommendable 👍

Pride Of Hythe by reilly4 Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
Very nice model, Well sailed too. The music is from New Zealand.

Identifying Antique Model Boat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi pugwash, yes I also thought of the Columbia exhibition and I think you are on the right track with the 'Votive', i.e. a generic representation as Colin and I also conjectured. But it's not me with this curious model, it's Dblonski who inherited it! Yes I am in Munich, and I have visited the Deutsches Museum (German Science & Technology Museum) many times, it's not down by the river (the Isar) it's IN the river on an island, Museum Insel! I have seen the U-1 there several times and the museum was very helpful in my research on the Type 1A U Boat I built many moons ago and must now refit! Cheers Doug 😎 PS used to like Cap'n Pugwash on the telly when I was a kid, jolly music 😊

Pride Of Hythe by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Lovely job 👍👍👍 Well done you 😉 Like the music too, sounds vaguely familiar, what is it?? Cheers Doug 😎 (Man of Kent!)

Hovercraft by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Very nice👍 You could have continued the musical underlay with 'Swan Lake' 😉 I have a similar sized hovercraft - which brushless motors are fitted in this one? Doug😎

ANGLE RNLI 150th ANNIVERSARY by battleshipbuff Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
I have been asked to put on a Model Lifeboat Display for the 150th anniversary of the Angle Pembrokshire Wales,Station, 11th and 12th AUGUST 2018 this will be in a marquee close to the water so you can chose to display on or off the water or both NOTE SALT WATER! I am inviting Model Lifeboat owners from all over the country,and a few have expressed their interest already. Hoping to make it the biggest model Lifeboat Show in Wales for the year, and permission has been granted for all other model boat types to attend also There will be camping nearby, for tents motorhomes and caravans,and there is also a pub nearby and another in the village as well as a cafe for your food or possibly accomodation if wanted. I will be advertising it on various model boat websites and magazine. I would certainly like you to come if you can manage it.Set up day is the 10th,and I am sure if you wanted to come a day or so earlier we can arrange it for you. There will be at least three Historic Lifeboats attending,hopefully more,which will include the ex Angle Watson Lifeboat. The event will be part of the Angle Regatta Week, so many other types of craft will be attending There is also a Beer and Cider Festival at the same time,and Live Music Please give me a ring on 01209 820844,or private message me to let me know your thoughts. Look forward to hearing from you Sincerely, Mick French

Christmas Greetings by Baggie Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Very festive... good choice of music too!

Light up the night by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
Brilliant👍👍👍 and cool cool music 😉 Odd, couldn't download your version but Paul's version worked but a different 'cut' and with classical music! OK but not as cool as yours. Cheers Doug 😎