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HMS Juno by lindsay Seaman   Posted: 6 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 29" HMS Juno Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 40mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 15mm) Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 1Amp/h Batteries - Comments: It started off as a model from a BBC hobby magazine. Stand off scale. I decided to try to make it better so bought an Airfix kit and scaled up the dimensions to suit. it was my first radio control model with a Mcgregor 2 channel radio and a resistance speed controller attached to a servo. the photo was taken at Queens Park Glasgow in 1990 although the model was built in the 1970,s I no longer sail her as age has made her somewhat delicate. The hull is Balsa plank on frame covered with Tissue Paper Doped and painted.

Aerokits P.T Boat by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Boaty, Have a look on Ebay, there is a seller called 'Bellcrank', who does the planes and templates for all the parts of an Aerokits PT boat, and all the other aerokits range. rookysailor

Sea Queen refurbishment by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Boatshed, the Queen was treated with TRICLOROETHANE. Sorry can't divulge where but it was done in a laboratory by a guy who owed me a massive favour from when I was working. Even I don't know exactly how its done but sure worked. Wish I could get all my old boats done, as you I have many including an original fireboat from 1957. Also a Sea Urchin, and two Swordsman, a large launch from the early 60's Caroline is 56 inches, plus a 46 inch tug, about 8 other boats that need work, not to mention 5 sailing boats. Most of the fleet are used for displays at vintage and steam rally's. My wife and I spend the winters doing restoration work on models that get donated to us. Good night. Colin.

Experimemtal by tysonyoung Petty Officer   Posted: 10 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 72" Experimemtal Capable of 11mph and a runtime of 120mins Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Ebay Purchase. Originally a test tank model. Pumped water ballast no rudder or keel. Now fitted with lead fin ballast plus 2 7ah gel cells. and auxiliary motor. Sailing rig "A" class . 72in long 32 in beam .Hull strip wood deck fibre board. Sail winch and heavy duty rudder servo fitted. Design guess work !! Note picture of setting up rudder. 3 years work.

Open Day at Warminster Model Boat Club 10th September 2017 by andy_mart Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi All Just a quick add to your diaries, Warminster Model Boat Club has an open day on the 10th September 2017 from 10.00am to 4.00pm. It coincides with the local Carnival fundraising event at the park. We have wonderful facilities and all who have visited in the past have enjoyed themselves. To sail you must have 3rd Party insurance. A full map is available on our site. Please note that parking will be restricted on that date, however, there is plenty of free parking on the surrounding streets or in Morrisons supermarket opposite the park for 3 hours style='background-color:yellow;'>sailing-day-10th-september-2017/

Free plans Inc Tamar lifeboat plans by jtdavid Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
this is one i built from the same plans 👍, some time ago, i have put radio in but never tryed sailing it, just for display only. david

First REAL Sail in Open Water by Jerry Todd Commander   Posted: 12 days ago
Thank you. That's where she's meant to be, what I had in mind when I started. The battery failure from her first sail was haunting me the whole time. This battery is 5 years old now, and the Tx battery is older and original to the radio. Everything worked great though I was sweating bullets the whole time. I realize now I didn't even offer my friend Mark a chance to sail her, which in hindsight was quite rude - I'll make up for that.

lighting by BOATSHED Commander   Posted: 12 days ago
Found this on the internet, hope this will help you . From early times, to avoid collisions, ships underway or at anchor by night carried at least a single lantern showing a white light. There seems to have been no fixed rule about the use of lights until 1824 when two white lights were required to be shown in ships navigating the canals of the Netherlands and Belgium. In 1845 coloured lights were authorized for this purpose. In that same year HMS COMET carried out experiments at Pithead with red, green and white lights, and 1847 Admiralty regulations called for all British steamships to be fitted in the approved manner. No such requirement existed for sailing vessels. After 1850 all steamships in the busy fairways of the open seas were required to show coloured lights by night. The colours red and green had been selected as the least likely to be confused. The French in 1863 instituted a practice of making the lights visible on the beam as well as ahead. This led to international agreement on the use of sidelights, visible through definite arcs. About the same time sailing vessels were first required to show red and green sidelights. Trinity House, the British pilotage authority, had ruled in 1840 that two steamships steaming toward each other by night, to avoid collision were each to alter course to starboard, thereby keeping the other ship on the port hand. The red light, indicating danger, was assigned to the side to be steered away from. A series of conference of the principal maritime nations has produced the International Regulations for Preventing collision at Sea, in which are embodied directions regarding lights, steering and sailing rules. In the most recent revision (1953) these are greatly clarified, and are made applicable to aircraft taxi-ing or alighting on water in ocean areas. Further revisions, drafted at the 1960 Safety of Life at Sea conference, will soon be brought into effect

Kingsmill mbc 10th anniversary open day by kmbcsecretary Seaman   Posted: 12 days ago
Sadly due to the weed problems we will be postponing this event to later in the year unfortunately this is out of our control due to sailing in a nature reserve we are limited to what we can do to combat this problem we hope to reschedule the event to later in the year

Vosper 73ft 380 by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
If it's of any consolation Andy, I did exactly the same thing 2 weeks ago at our (Worcester Model Boat Club) lake. I spent all week getting two models ready for sailing. Get to the lake, and .......... no Transmitter 😲 Oh dear me (or words somewhat similar in gist) 😊

The Launch by Jerry Todd Commander   Posted: 14 days ago
As soon as the cutter was off the build-board, I started on the launch. The launch is the largest of the ship's boats and the only one of them that's carvel planked. The build board was cut narrower for the reason spoken of earlier. Since the frame spacing was the same, I could reuse most of the marks. The stem, keel, sternpost, and transom plus a sternpost knee, were assembled. The forms were cut from balsa again, sanded to the line and rough beveled, then glued to the board. The ribs are 1/16" thick x 1/8" wide bass again. This time I didn't glue them to the forms at all, they're only helg by the rubber bands. Once they were on the forms, the keel assembly was glued to the ribs and the build board and planking commenced. When the planking was done, the stem and transome were cut free and hull lifted off the forms. The ribs between the ribs were added. The drawings of Constellation's boat didn't show anything more than their lines. I had little information as to their interior and hardware details. For the launch, I did know she carried a 12 pound boat howitzer and some information on that which gave me a little more about the boat's interior. Using Ivan as a guide (He's a 1:35 scale WWII Russian sailor and the model's first of some 30-40 eventual crewmen) I determined there needed to be a deck in the boat so that went in, but first I painted the bilges of the boat as I'd never be able to get in there after the deck went on. The launch was coppered. I used peel-and-stick aluminum duct tape to "copper" the bottom, and painted it copper. I have a 1:36 scale British frigate in the works, and this is how I intend to "copper" her as it's less than 1/4 the cost of Constellation's real copper. The launch has special tracks and rails in her for handling the gun. The gun can be shifted fore and aft, and the field carriage can be tossed in the sheets, and rolled forward on tracks of it's own for taking ashore. We're still a long way from Higgins boats here folks. 😉 There's more details to add, to boat boats; hardware, water casks, thole pins, oars, sails, etc etc etc. There's also 4 more boats to build; the 2nd cutter, whaleboat, and two quarter-boats just alike.

The electrics, drive & radio by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi Rookysailor I have indeed included all of the filling points on the deck, there are various for oil, fuel & fuel sounding (dipstick?), foam and fresh water. Fortunately I have a drawing, courtesy of Mike at Vintage Model Works, that details them all. Rob.

Scale Sailing Association by sonar Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Just start a new thread simples

Scale Sailing Association by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi Jerry, don't worry about the thread, the guy that started it (Westquay) left this forum weeks ago. 🤔 Cheers Doug 😎

Scale Sailing Association by Jerry Todd Commander   Posted: 17 days ago
Sort-of, but I don't want to clutter this thread with off-topic stuff