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propshafts lubrications by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
Easiest way is to have your tube fitted with an 'oiler tube'.

S.H.G Black tornado by thatsinkinfeelin18 Petty Officer   Posted: 22 days ago
hi got this off internet not eBay!!!! going to over the winter add meteor 40 engine propshaft n' tube were already fitted as was water scoop n' outlet ,rudder , trim tabs,a 2channel Acoms r/c receiver and and 2 servos no trans. but it did all work ( all in a gooy margerine tub possibly the best part of 40 yrs worth of GOO!!!! Hull /deck look to be in good condition! will keep u informed on "resto" over the winter months regards

propshafts lubrications by Maurice Petty Officer   Posted: 24 days ago
Hi Guys, I just would like to enquire what s the easiest way to lubricate (fill) propshafts for a tug scale 1:40 ,meaning 10mm tube and 4mm rod. thanks for your help 😊 Maurice

replacing propshaft by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi Richard, sorry to hear about the arthritis. I'm also cogitating how to build a trolley or trailer for my bigger 5 foot ships! Tempus fugit! 😲 All the best, Doug 😎

replacing propshaft by RichardSReade Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
the boat went quite well, it is too complicated for me to load a video, I cant remember what happened, but I had to repaint ot and it went horribly wrong, I managed to hand paint it in the end and it will do. I then got the Lloydsman ready to sail, then both were put on the top shelf of the garage out of the way and that is where they stayed asI cannot carry them from the car park to the boating pool at Coate Water, however I have acquired two golf trolleys and intend to adapt them for the boats. I have gone off the boats along with other hobbies due to arthritis, and winter is approaching,

replacing propshaft by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Soooo! How did it all turn out Richard? Where are the pics or vids of the Sea Trials??? Cheers, Doug 😎

Taycol Supemarine Resurrection by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Hi Martin, Apropos mini Milling machines; this is the one I use. Pics show using it to mill my new Sea Scout propshaft to secure the grub screws in the motor coupling. I just changed the tool holder from collets to a proper chuck. I also bought the little machine vice which clamps to the table, and the dividing head. There is also a CNC (putah driven version - ain't got that far yet, bit expensive😉) But this little job has served me well for several years now, very happy with it👍 I also use it as a precision drill press; e.g. to make the new phosphor bronze brushes for my Taycol target renovation. See last pic. Have also recently used it to make the little gearbox so I can fit the renovated Taycol Target into my ancient Billing Danish fish cutter 'Gina2'. See, I don't just do the 'Grey Fleet', sometimes I also mess with wood😁 Cheers, Doug 😎

Italeri P.T 109 by boaty Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
I bought an Italeri PT109 kit in 2011. It took 4 months to build as I had other projects on at the time. I notices the high quality of the parts, especially the hull and the actual paint finish was very easy due to it being plastic and got the nearest colour match by using Humbrol spray acrylic of Grass Green with Regency Red acrylic for the waterline and below. Difficult decision was as to build as a triple screw to maintain scale or go for the single screw. I eventually went for the latter with just one rudder. Power was by a 480 brushed flight motor with a 30 amp esc which was a bit over the top as power was by a 2200mAh 2S Lipo but the esc was the only one they had in the shop. Getting the motor installed was very straight forward as it was done before the deck was fitted but I had to make the aft cabin detachable for access to taking the battery in and out and also lubricating the propshaft .The boat performed well at scale speed but got slightly out of shape when full power was applied, appearing more as a fast electric. Overall the boat was ideal for smaller ponds (providing it was not running flat out). The outcome was a well detailed model that appeared like the real thing on the water but I would not recommend sailing it in rough conditions.. Boaty😁

Range Safety Launch? by camyaj Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
I tried this on a Colin Archer leaking round the propshaft entry no internal access it worked its like watered down milk best on levellish surface pour

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Yes, I hadn't looked at the dimensions before I sent you the link. I'm not a Dean's fan anyway, from past experience with a damaged propshaft. They refused to replace it until they had checked the damaged one to make sure I was not the cause. I felt a bit miffed as the 4m shaft was part of a £480 spend with them and they were quibbling over a couple of quid.

Twin screw by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi George, Had this snag with my Graupner Graf Spee as well. In my case the stbd prop tube was misaligned 😲 Major surgery 😡 First off; it's unlikely that the motors are perfectly matched, but if the difference is that noticeable I would suspect the cause lies in propshaft resistance and / or dry motor bearings! I would disconnect the prop shafts, oil the motor bearings and run them in a bit off load for a few a minutes. See if you notice a difference there at low speeds. Also; remove both shafts; clean and oil. Clean the tube end bearings with a pipe cleaner and some light machine oil. Squirt some Teflon grease into the tube from the prop end. I use a small plastic syringe for that. Before reassembly check as far as possible that neither shaft or tube is bent at all🤔 If all seems straight reassemble and run the motors at medium speed a minute or two then slowly and see if you can still detect a difference. Reduce the throttle gradually until the motors stop. If one stops significantly before the other that suggests extra friction in that drive train; misalignment somewhere! Thrust washers too tight? BTW: which motors? One ESC or two? Hope this helps! Cheers, Doug 😎

Part1 research information by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Deck From the construction hand book:- Decking shall be single layer of mahogany plywood, approximately 9/16 inch thick, installed in general accordance with plan, BuShips No. PT486-S1106-411193, subject to development of satisfactory material. Note. I have seen photos of some perhaps later ELCO 80s with planked decks. Planking 62 degrees hull planking angle not 45 degrees as many have used. stern transom at 12 degree angle approximately. Prop shafts of real boat. All three propellers turned in the same direction clockwise looking from rear, not the greatest configuration for a model boat. propshaft angles are around 10 degrees. The centre shaft is at a larger angle to the side ones. The centre prop shaft angle is 11 degrees and the wing prop shafts are 9 degrees. Using these angles may restrict your propeller selection. The centre shaft appears from hull further aft than the side shafts but the propellers are all at the same distance from the stern or transom.

Fitting Propshafts by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Was just pullin' your chain a little 😁 Sorry🤔 I'll do a quick measure up for the cutter 😉

Fitting Propshafts by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Rather than a model of a rope making machine, Doug, this is a machine for making model rope. Always wanted one, in case I ever make that marvellous wooden ship model. Martin

Fitting Propshafts by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Interesting! Didn't know there is a market for such models 😁