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Bismark by Wingcoax Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
With the size my workshop will turn out to be, That is a very tempting idea😆 Part will be for the restoration of my Billings sea Queen, and part for my other hobby of model aircraft, I have a number of repair jobs due to the haulage company when we moved here to Portugal.

Mtronics W-tail marine mixer connections. by Haverlock Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
just to add to the fun and games of this thread rather than looking at aftermarket mixers why not go the whole hog and get something like the taranis system. You can mix channels at will and proportionate relationships. This means you can tailor the responses on the mixed channels.

New Website Sneak Peak by Fireboat Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Thought I'd share a sneak peak of the new website with everyone. I was hoping it'd be live by now, but things have required more development time than I first thought. So instead of giving you all a half-baked system, I've kept it in development a bit longer. In the screenshots: - New home page layout, forum middle-top, then build blogs, media gallery, events, clubs/lakes, new harbour boats, a new section for how-to articles and useful links. - How-to articles can be edited - Useful links can be posted on their own - Any member can follow any other member - Forum threads as well as blogs can be followed - New events section, with calendar and map - New places section, also with map - Cleaner layout for forum threads and blogs - Completely refreshed mobile app - New ranking system (some of you will change rank, but it'll remain fair to who has contributed the most) - Easier login, easier uploading of files, easier posting in general - Faster website, all database queries have been restructured to provide fast responses - New notifications area showing all updates to everything you're following There's a tonne more, I do think you'll all love the new site once it's live. Still don't want to promise dates, but when it's ready, it'll launch! Many thanks again to everyone who supports this website. Without this, we'd have sunk years ago! Stephen

RC steam lever by Newby7 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 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

Flytec HQ2011-1 by Mids-Phil Petty Officer   Posted: 4 days ago
[Score: 4/10] 18" Flytec HQ2011-1 Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 15mins Twin Propellors (2 Blade S Type) Geared Powered by NiMH (9.6v) 1Amp/h Batteries - Comments: I was feeling bored and saw this cheap Chinese toy boat advertised on t'internet. As I say it was cheap but it did have something of a passing resemblance to an Aquarama.... so I ordered one and when it arrived it really didn't look too bad. The down side was the radio gear was 27MHz and comprised just two forward and reverse switches to give forward, back and turn functions, but with no variable speed control. But then I wasn't expecting much anyway. So opening it up the innards were a doddle to remove and were replaced with a 2.4GHz receiver, esc, servo and rudder assembly. Thought about trying to fit water cooling but there really was no signifficant heat generated so it didn't seem worth it Photos seen elsewhere show the boat to plough pretty inelegantly through the water so spray rails and a couple of strakes were fitted to the hull to hopefully improve things in that regard. Anyway it's all back together now with everything working just fine, but I haven't had a chance to put it in the water yet (well it's been in the bath to make sure it floats but that's all) Looking forward to taking it out when the opportunity arises. In the meantime it's looking good on the shelf in the summerhouse and I am looking for the next project. I have to say that I have no illusions about my own abilities and I am totally in awe of the builds seen here. Nobody told me this would be addictive!

Folding Bulwark????! by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
Thank you Steve and thank you John for the message and the drawing. I shall be intrigued as to what you find in your new book arrivals. The drawing is very clear and confirms the sort of understanding I had thought from your earlier text. Clearly the strap hinges however many they be per section would be logical and strong. Steve's farm gate comparison also would serve. Two other questions arise, namely: Would there be bulwark supports in these sections because they would have to be removable and fastened? What is the locking mechanism when the bulwark section is upright in its home position and would there be some sort of keep plate to prevent the bulwark section leaning over the side. I am just going to look online for the book you mention.

Emma C. Berry by steve-d Commander   Posted: 5 days ago
The width of the keel bulb is not that relevant but you do need to make the front and back of both the bulb and the fin pointy. The back is as important as the front because the water behind the bulb will form a vortex and produce drag. Everything you see on an aeroplane wing is equally true for you keel. Steve

Folding Bulwark????! by JOHN Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
hi there, I posted the 2nd pic of the bulwarks opening out over to show that there were various styles of openings in bulwarks. You are correct by saying the plans show a dotted line indicating that the bulwarks would fold flat to the deck / be totally removable for loading access to the ship. As far as how the sections would be secured to the deck normally I think would be strap hinges with removable pins and also angular supports from the deck to the top of the bulwark. I have another pic which I found on the web but its got getty images ross setford stamped right over it :-) so this also shows large openings for 'gangway access' or 'access'

Damen Stan 4207 Plans by RayA Apprentice   Posted: 8 days ago
I retired 4.1/2 years ago at 70. I've finished all the jobs Management set me, and have decided to try my hand at model making. I set my mind on making a model of HMC Searcher with the rib. I purchased a Sports Game Racing Boat, took off the top, lowered the RC pickup into the hull and remodelled the top to a good facsimile of the Delta rib. Because of the size of the doner hull I have to build the Searcher to a 1:32 scale. I have no drawings only those off the internet which are very sketchy. I would ask if the person (maybe RH Baker) with the plan drawings of the hull could let me have a copy. This is the first model I have ever made so you will all no doubt be hearing from me on a regular basis to tap your knowledge. Thank you for bearing with me. RayA

Folding Bulwark????! by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
IIRC means If I Recall Correctly. No the hinges are vertical A La Park Gates The closing edges secured by a rod or bar dropped through holes in welded on overlapping plates with holes in them. The hinges are made likewise. Plates with holes in supported by round bars welded to plates welded to the side. Maybe to a rib or stanchion for strength. The "gates" opened outwards. I hope you can follow this and it helps.👍 P.S. Look VERY closely at BLUEBIRD'S photo. Click on it to enlarge it.🤓

Engine Room Refit Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Michael, As requested here is a picture. Showing the smoker! Which is forward of the motor! As you can see there is a piece of wood. Which runs straight up. This I use to keep the smoke stack supported! It's just a piece of rubber hose. So, I had to put a piece of 1/4"x 1/8" dowel. To support the hose else it would flop down! All my switches are on her port side! And for now the smoker switch. Will be out of place. Until I get some thinner gauge wire! To do a better wire run. And make it look neater! Cheers, Ed

vice suitable for Dremel Workstation by octman Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Good morning folks, I have a Dremel Workstation, or drill stand as I call it, and would like to get a small machine vice (is that the correct name?) to go with it. I have seen a few smallish ones but they are usually too big to bolt to the base. Can anyone out there offer any workable suggestions please? Also, is the material the vice is made from of make any relevance at this small size, i.e. is cast aluminium any good? ( I had a screw-on table top vice made of cast aluminium which snapped in half the first time I used it.) I feel the need for this vice as I am about to drill a 1mm hole in a model yacht's mast to locate the boom vang and with my shaky hands it could end up being big enough to pass the boom through without some sort of support!! Chris

PS Enterprise by rcmodelboats Commander   Posted: 10 days ago
The bow section of the top deck is made and is now Varnished, some pins as rivets on the bow, the Rudder shaft supports with pins as rivets and now the top deck stern section needs made. The stern section has gaps in the wood.

Folding Bulwark????! by JOHN Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
hi there Toby - so we meet on this Forum 😊 I have had a good look through 2 or 3 books to name steam coasters and one of my favourite ones Merchant Ship construction (the apprentices Bible) to see if I could find any information about how the folding bulkheads were secured. Sadly, though, there doesn't seem to be any in the books - the ones I have anyway - but when I did a search on the web I came across a few interesting photographs which shows one or two of the East India ships obviously in foreign ports - but - the way they were unloading/loading the ships was they had folding bulwarks in the down position and rather large wide gangplanks running up from the shore which the natives were using to load the ships. Also, some of these ships carried livestock on deck and these folding bulwarks would ease loading of cattle etc or whatever into the pens. John