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Baltimore Port Expo 2018 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 hours ago
Knew there was a reason why I don't do 'tall ships' 😉 With my destroyers and such it's easier to unship the masts for transport. How about a Build Blog for the Macedonian?? 👍

Baltimore Port Expo 2018 by Jerry Todd Captain   Posted: 10 hours ago
I think all of Jim's models are kits, and the Heuss is one that just caught his eye. He's got at least 4 more running models, maybe more, that he didn't bring that Sunday. Macedonian isn't much more than a bare hull right now, the sailing warship model in the pictures is Constellation. I was going to bring Pride and Mac, but my car will only fit me and one model. I actually probably could have fit Mac in, but I was too caught up into stuffing Constellation in without snapping anything off, that it didn't occur to me.

Baltimore Port Expo 2018 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 hours ago
Looks like a good day out👍 Interesting to see the German SAR boat Theodor Heuss there. 😊 Is that your 'Macedonian' in the 6th pic? Cheers from Munich, Doug😎

Baltimore Port Expo 2018 by Jerry Todd Captain   Posted: 11 hours ago
Som pics from the National Maritime Day event

Getting busy in the port! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 hours ago
Didn't know you were into cloning Graham 😉 Know the feeling, my workshop is also overflowing so Graf Spee now resides on a glass shelf above the dining table and the PTB in the bookshelf 😁 BTW: the fishing boat I inherited from my aunt, and thought was from Kent cos we all hail from East Kent, most of us from Folkestone (my H class destroyer HMS Hotspur absolved her Sea Trials on Radnor Park pond around 1966) turned out to be a Billings kit of a Danish fish cutter based in Ebsjerg Denmark! No idea how Aunty got hold of it😉 Good luck with fleabay👍 Cheers,Doug 😎

Getting busy in the port! by GrahamP74 Admiral   Posted: 12 hours ago
Bench is starting to get a bit full so one of these has just made an appearance on eBay!!

Sea Scout 'Jessica' Sea Trial - at last! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Part 1. Ideal conditions; nearly 30°C, cool Bier at hand😜 Sea Scout built by Dad in the early sixties with a Taycol Target and 6V lead acid wet cells (very wet😡). Renovated and dragged into the 21st century over the last several months 😉 See Build Blog 'Sea Scout 'Jessica'' for details! Motor: Propdrive 2830, 1000kV, 30mm 3 blade Raboesch prop. Quicrun 16BL30 (30A) ESC with BEC. Tested with 3 battery types, all started with 99% measured capacity- 1. NiMh 4.2Ah 7.2V, nom. 408gm. Result: Speed sedate (OK 😉scale river cruising!) No planing. Max current: 3.6A End status V / capacity left: At end of short run ca 3 mins. 7.78V 99%. 2. 2S LiPo 4.0Ah 7.4V nom. 257gm. Result: Speed still sedate but due to lower batt weight at least the forefoot came out of the wet stuff! Max current: 4.1A End status V / capacity left: At end of short run ca 3 mins. 8.25V 93%. 3. 3S LiPo 4.0Ah 11.1V nom. 315gm. Result: Now we're getting somewhere!!😁 Good speed, manoeuvrability and planing 😊 Max current: 7.5A End status: 11.95V 74% after several long runs, ca 20 mins total. Estimated (extrapolated) endurance on a 4Ah LiPo around one hour - mostly 'full bore' - 'Pedal to the metal man' 😊 See also: https://youtu.be/oMUlSOaAREM The competition! https://youtu.be/zPgYicA0yGw Final run. (Beer was getting warm😁) Cap'ns log entry: Boat dead-weight w/o battery: 1.8kg. Spray rails to be added!😲 Slight list to port to be trimmed. Rudder servo to be reversed!!😲 Keel protection to be added: some scratches and flaking from stony sloping shore 🤔 Summary: much as expected👍 Forget anything less than 3S. Anyone want to buy a batch (4) of new 2S 4Ah 45C Lipos? 'One careful owner'! Happy boating people, Cheers Doug 😎 PS Many thanks to Camera girl Gisela 👍 Recorded in 1080p HD.

H.M.S BRAVE BORDERER by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Looks like everything is set for the first open water test. Sun is shining, ice has gone and water smooth. Intention is to start the open water test program with a repeat of the pool test, except this time with everything wired correctly; the load cell positioned so the “pull” is more horizontal and ballast available to hold the propellers underwater if necessary. Hope these improvements help reading stability. To modify the “pull” arrangements, wrapped a light cord around the propeller shaft struts and fed the loose end above the transom shelf and out over the stern. The load cell was hooked into this and then tied to a fixed grating on the pond side. Started by measuring the electrical requirements for each of the three motors and the propeller bollard pull, using the 2 S battery. Found the bollard pull was up slightly at almost 3 lbs per propeller. Probably because they were now held at a greater depth in the water. Also blew several 20A fuses, so fitted 30, which seem to work. A series of runs showed adequate performance with plenty of spray, although the bow did not lift much onto the plane. The forefoot did raise almost above the water surface. Then tried a 3S battery. Although this was much heavier, the performance improved dramatically. The bollard pull was up to almost 18 lbs per shaft. The bow still did not lift much to a plane, although the forefoot was almost clear of the water at full speed. The battery was located just back from the bow, so it is suspected that it held the bow down. The impact of the transom flap down angle could also hold the bow down, but have decided to leave as is for the time being and avoid the temptation of making too many adjustment at once. Whilst it is still too early to draw definite conclusions, it seems as if a 3S battery will be required. The model sustained some slight damage due to the test arrangements, so will repair that and also fit the 2 bladed Hi Speed propellers. Will then repeat the program and report. Should be able to draw some definite conclusions then on the best power train. Neither of the batteries used, neither the 2 S nor the 3S are ones I would choose for this model. As a result the capacities and weights are not ideal. That must also be remembered in future deliberations.

NAXOS - Fishing Boat by hecrowell Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
After a time away due to illness and other family issues, I am back to the build of the NAXOS. By accident, I think that I have obtained a suitable power plant for her - it is the motor out of a cordless drill which I can no longer get a battery pack for. Aparently, it runs on 6V to 60V. Wondering if it will require water coolong or not. If so, how does one arrange a "water scoop" for the cooling tube and where is the discharge sent to? Maybe a port in the transom..... As you can see, it has a pinion gear on the shaft and I don't know if I should leave it on and incorporate a prop speed reduction gear or remove it (with heat) and go "direct drive" coupling to the prop shaft. I have a plan for the ESC with BEC and as I love building electronic devices likely will go with "home brew". I am a boat building novice so constructive input appreciated. Have located a source for wood construction material, so hopefully will have something to show next time.

It's a sad day!. by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Norman, that's a nice story. I got to know New Brighton well as my wife befriended a lady from Wallasey and supported her all the way through her nursing degree, to the point that her friend asked us to go up for her graduation in the Anglican cathedral. We were very keen to see what real life was like Oooop Norf and we booked into the then almost brand new Travel Lodge which was doing super deals. We had a view over the Mersey and the lighthouse at New Brighton and a huge sea lake that nobody ever used. When I discovered what an insult of a splash had been "retained" for the club as a model pond I nearly cried. Anyway, from the moment we stepped off the train at Lime Street and were met by Kelly and her daughter, we found the most friendly and warm people we have encountered anywhere in Britain and we've been around a bit. The next morning we found a lovely cafe just off the seafront that did a giant breakfast and while I was in the model shop next door (yes, REALLY!) my wife arranged a tattoo! At her age. The model shop owner came originally from my Wife's home town here and the lady in the cafe was originally from my home town in Essex, but both had Scouse accents and were as warm as all the other people we met. We were treated like VIPs the whole weekend. We also saw Hoylake pond which is the biggest I've seen at a seaside location. Watching traffic on the Mersey was fascinating and yes we, too, went on the ferry for an extended trip up the river and back with a commentary. If it weren't so bloody far away it would be a regular destination for us. Oh and yes I not only remember the VIP boats, but had some when I was a bit of a collector of such. They had a tendency to warp, like their slot cars. Cheers, Martin

36’ USCG Rescue Boat by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
The Coast Guard Station had the boat on display in New Port, Oregon. A movie based on a true event, featured this style of boat and it’s crew in a rescue of Cape Cod.

My other Toy by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi RNinMunich Up until four years ago she was my every day transport to work, and the river that runs through the old Brookland race track would flood across the road some times, would that count as sea trials?😉

S 100 Schnellboot RC build by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Ron, did you ever try 3 props for comparison? If yours is the 1:35 Italeri I don't see any problem with space for 3 shafts. I have an approx 1:35 MTB currently with 2 shafts, 'as seen and bought' next season I propose to fit a 3rd motor and shaft: port and starboard for cruising, switch-in centre motor for "All ahead flank"! BTW: I have a couple of kits for the S100 "Schnellboot, otherwise known as E Boat, E for Enemy😉, one Airfix and one Revell, both 1:72. I intend to fit them with 3 motors as well - 'Plastic Magic' 😁 Motors already sourced from X-Drive, shafts will be home brew from silver steel and brass tube with sintered phosphor bronze bearings. "Nothing is impossible", I drive a Toyota 😉😉 Cheers Doug 😎

Gunwhale rubbing strakes by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Gunwhale rubbing strakes As these pieces will be under stress they need to be steamed into shape prior to fitting so out with the wallpaper stripper and modified tube (1/4 BSP fitting in the bottom of an old piece of IKEA cloths rail).For the gunwhale strakes I used the same former as I used for the stringers so 20 mins in the steamer then into the jig for 2 days drying. The chine rubbing strakes will need a different jig but this time a left and right hand version as not only do they bend round but also up at the bow. I was however disappointed with the quality of the 3/16 square obeche as the grain was nearly at 45 degrees to its length – it snapped before I started to bend it, just pushing it into the jig I bought some better pieces from the local model shop. I temporally fitted the gunwhale rubbing strake slightly proud of the deck level in order to drill all the pin holes then remove and mix up some epoxy, coat the length and hook into the brass bow and start tapping in the pins along the length of the boat, repeat on the port side. Chine rubbing strakes are still in the jig!

My other Toy by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Can I add this in-to my Harbour? 2000 900SSie Ducati Super Sport.😎