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Dr. Louise by Commodore-H Petty Officer   Posted: 8 hours ago
[Score: 10/10] 31" Dr. Louise Capable of 12mph Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Geared to a Robbe (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (9.6v) Batteries Controlled Through Viper (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Scratch built admirals barge Wood hull. Simple model easy to transport and operate. At top speed much too fast, half of boat lifts out of the water surprising and fun

Bargain of the year by justintime2001 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 19 hours ago
46" RAF Crash/Fire Tender Kit Brand New & Boxed + Almost everything needed to complete the build. Cost £565 - A True Bargain at £300 for the lot – Don’t miss this great opportunity Sale Includes: All items are brand new, unopened Vosper 46" RAF Crash Tender Kit x 1 Boat ESC Programming Card x 1 90A Boat ESC 4A SBEC x 1 11.1V 5000mAh 35C continuous discharge lipo battery x 2 Tornado Thumper V2 4260/06 500KV - Brushless Outrunner RC Motor x 1 Canopy Glue Formula 560 x 1 Prop Shaft - 13" Maxidrive ( 8mm Tube/5mm Inner ) x 1 Propshaft Grease x1 Universal Joint x 1 Propshaft Oiler Clamp Kit x 1 XL Brass Rudder x 1 Waterproof Toggle Switch x 1 ZAP Z Poxy x 1 Dual Power iMAX B6 AC Lipo NiMh RC Battery Balance Charger/Discharger x 1 Woven Glass Twill 100g 1m Wide x 3 EL2 Epoxy Laminating Epoxy 770g + AT30 Epoxy Hardener Slow 230g x 1 30 Amp Inline Mini Blade Fuse Holder & Fuse (Splashproof) x 1 Flexible Silicone Wire Cable 14AWG Red & Black x 1 5 Pairs XT-60 Male Female Lipo Battery Connectors Plugs x 1 Collected from Burton on Trent or Could meet part way Bargain at £300 for the lot. Cost £565 so a saving of £265.

Bring and Buy Sale by ColinT Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
Yes another great day, thanks to every one of you who continue to support this fantastic Bring and Buy, I hope you managed to get all you bits and pieces ready for summer sailing. Thank you to all our helpers especially the Kitchen staff for the very tasty food. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday September 24th our next Bring and Buy.

Trimaran USV by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Analyst, I think you should use 3 people, 1 at the bow (front) 1 at the port (left) and 1 at the starboard (right)! Try not to make it to heavy also.👍

The flagstaff. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
While waiting for paint and lacquer to dry I thought I'd try making a flagstaff to go at the stern to take an RAF ensign that I'd like to fit. I used a short length of 5mm brass tube set into a circular flange that I shaped from some brass sheet. The hole in the flange was filed out to take the 5mm tube at an angle and was soft soldered into place, a 2mm nut was then press fitted into the base of the tube and secured with a drop of superglue. The pole we made from some 2mm brass rod tapped with a 2mm thread on one end. A short length of 4mm rod was bored out with a 2mm hole and was soft soldered close to the end to fit snugly into the 5mm base tube to act as a spacer, and another short piece of brass hand turned to make a knob at the upper end. During initial construction I had set a wood block below the deck at this point to provide a support for a flagstaff (always thinking ahead 😉) and this was drilled out at an angle for the 5mm base which was epoxied in place ensuring that base was seated correctly and the flagstaff was vertically aligned. The length of the flagstaff is about 11cm above the deck and is removable for transportation. It turned out really well and I will keep the brass finish but give it a coat of clear lacquer to prevent it tarnishing. I will order the two flags (flagstaff and mast) from Mike Alsop flags & ensigns as soon as I have worked out the correct sizes for 1:12 scale.

brass portholes by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Thanks for the reply Rob. Yes, that is the type I am after, unfortunately he is only making one size and it's too big. Alan

brass portholes by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Is this the sort of thing? http://www.modellingtimbers.co .uk/21.html Robbob

brass portholes by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
I cannot find any brass portholes with the two bars across them, they are made, as I have one that came in a box of bits that was donated to the club. Any ideas lads Alan

Gaffer by NeilHodson Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 40" Gaffer Capable of 1mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 25mm) Direct Drive to a Mtronics 400 (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (6v) 15Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Chinese (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Built on an R36 hull to a home design based on a broads cruiser. Deck, superstructure and cabin interior finished in mahogany. Gaff rigged with treated cotton sails and fully working rigging, the mast folds at the tabernacle for transport and storage. two captive drum sail servos are mounted on removable trays either side of the mast and hidden behind a panel accessed from the cabin. Electronics are hidden inside a cupboard and the motor underneath a table. Rudder servo sits in another movable tray behind the seat in the drop cockpit.

Suspected Seam by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Dave, Thanks for the recommendation of the Plexus MA360 Adhesive, I will look in to it! and to think of it the other day while I was in the Dollar store, I saw a small chisel didn't think much of it. Who would have thought I'd need it now. I need to look in to getting some angled plasticard! or just some plasticard sheets and make the angels myself! Thanks Mark, I'm afraid the torch idea is out of the question. The hull has a support frame that runs along the inside, so the light won't show on the outside! I think the Plasticard root is the way I'm going. I will keep you all posted...👍 Ed

The deck anti-slip finish. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi Canabus. That does look like a pretty good example you have picked up there👍 As Paul says it's good to put your own spin on the refurbishment, yours appears to be 180 degrees judging by your 'photos 😜. I made the opening wheelhouse hatch to allow me to get to the servo that turns my searchlight but I soon realised that I would need much better access to fit the wheelhouse glazing, portholes and all of the metal fittings that are on threaded studs, and of course all of the servo and lighting wiring. I have also got a great deal of inspiration and ideas from this site, for instance I also took a leaf out of Paul's book and cut away some of the wheelhouse bulkhead and cabin former to give me room to get a hand inside the space. It looks like you intend to do the same judging by the pencil marks on the cabin former in your last picture. I can now also, at a later date, put some detail inside the wheelhouse such as steering wheel, instruments and controls fairly easily which would have been impossible before. Good luck with the re-furb. Rob.

Submarine attack and depth charge explosions by dominicm Petty Officer   Posted: 12 days ago
Filmed at Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Bertha by solo1274 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 13 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 45"/2800g Bertha Capable of 2mph and a runtime of 60mins Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 2Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Scratch built from Marine Modeller plans. One sail drum servo for the main and self tacking jib. A sail arm servo for the staysail and foresail. An extra servo to allow tension on the upper trisail. The bowsprit is an additional 10" on the overall length of the model. For RC sailing I have a 2.5kg detachable keel and rudder extesion ( shown in the photograph). All the deck winches are built from old clock parts. The lee boards are also functional and work in conjunction with the forward head sails and the sailarm servo. For transportation the top mast can be lowered and the bowsprit raised.

Wheel House Detail by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Thanks We have a site member in the Phillipines who is looking to source modelling supplies. He doesn't want to use the UK as he is hit with punitive import charges. As he is in your part of the hemisphere I suspect he may be able to buy more locally but has not been able to find suppliers. Any suggestions? Dave

Ballast for Puffer by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
I have a large 4' Puffer purchased many years ago form Martins Models at an E Port show. Originally I tried lead but it became very heavy to carry. I modified mine by making three large sealed fibreglass containers in side the hull which were open at the base and had open portholes at the top exiting thro the hull sides. I now only need about 1lb of lead plus the 12v 12Ahr battery to ballast. Put the model in the water then add the battery and ballast, the boat sinks to the waterline. Take the battery and ballast out and the boat rises, lift with two straps and all the water drains leaving a light hull to carry. The pic shows the model in its lead ballast days.