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The Model Boat Convention by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Haydock Park Racecourse Newton-le-Willows, WA12 OHQ Theme: Ships of the First World War Hundreds of models on display under cover with Specialist Trade Stands Model Boat and Model Boat material and equipment traders. Children's activities, including 'have a go' and outside activities Clubs and Individuals Exhibiting £8 for Adults £3 for children 5 - 16 Children under 5: Free of Charge Reasonably priced Refreshments and snacks available on site Free Parking Disabled Facilities Saturday 10.a.m., to 5.p.m. Sunday 10.a.m., to 4.30.p.m. For further details contact Mrs Jean Barlow, by phone 01492 583433, Mobile 07789 348817 or e-mail Website:

correct size of wiring by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Neil, I noticed that you've had a look at the extensive Electrical Blogs about wire thicknesses from a month or so back, so maybe you found the answer, if not- Use flexible multi-strand wire with a cross section area of about 0.75 mm². Don't get the +s and -s of the exciters mixed up or they will work 180° out of phase and dampen the volume. BTW: the exciters are not transponders! Transponders are devices which respond to a particular input signal by sending a signal back. Such as the transponders in aircraft; they respond to secondary radar signals by sending back their ID and location, height etc. Or ship's SAR beacons which respond to a 9GHz search radar by sending back ID and location coordinates. The exciters are actually transducers which take an input signal in one form and convert into an output signal of a different form; e.g. here electrical to mechanical! Here endeth the lecture for today! 😉 Happy modding, Doug 😎

IN FOR A PENNY IN FOR A POUND by Les-Forbes Commander   Posted: 3 days ago
Just trying my hat on for my upcoming Captainship. Neighbour mentioned to me it will help me play the part. Struth, what would we do withouut humour.

rig & sails by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Dave Cammell Lairds were one of the greatest shipbuilding yards most famous for building the Mauretania I was working on the Fort George at Swan Hunters when they sent me over to Belfast to oversee some work on the Fort Victoria another one of our yards gone like so many what happened we were the best shipbuilders in the world

rig & sails by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
I used to live on the Wirral and had friends worked in Cammell Lairds. I do believe they also built in a similar fashion and it's not uncommon to see modifications made as the build progresses and local knowledge and skillsets make minor adjustments. They were all skilled tradesmen and fitters who took pride in the ships they built. Many Thames barges are now in private ownership and will have been modified to suit the current owner. Museums usually have beautiful scale replicas but for a sailing model more practical solutions are required and on the water with sails attached the rigging will hardly be noticeable. I am looking forward to seeing your model on the water.

rig & sails by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
a few things have been mentioned about my build ie the rig is not as it should be the reason being i lost the index finger on my right hand so to be able to de rig it is easier to use bowsies with me it is a case of suck it & see I have decided to have the sails made by Mastman he does a lot of barge bits I have more or less copied the build from plans for the Celia Jane but me being me i tend to deviate to suit my needs I served my time in shipyards on both the Tyne & Wear i became a shipyard manager in Swan Hunters and the last three frigates built their were what we called as built we worked from schematics not drawings no two ships were the same 🤐

CG 40564 by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Beautiful US Coast Guard model. I really like the look of their ships and what a superb looking flag at the transom! I'd love to see some on water shots.

Robbe Smaragd by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi Neil, Well you wanted info!! 😉 I have a digital subscription to Model Boats and remembered seeing the article. I don't build yachts but can still admire the craftsmanship and techniques used. Some come in handy for other projects, e.g. winches. No idea about MYA classes, I'm not a yachter! Dave_M most likely knows. Happy over-making, cheers Doug 😎

CG 40564 by circle43nautical Petty Officer   Posted: 5 days ago
Thank you for your interest and kind words. She's my pride and joy, and has given me much enjoyment. I believe she's sturdy enough to break 1/2" ice! Here's a few more pics of the CIRCLE 43 NAUTICAL CRAFTWORKS/ILLINIWEK MARINE SCALE SHIPYARD FLEET

Sea Commander Ocean yacht by Trillium Commander   Posted: 6 days ago
Garth, no doubt that Graupner make excellent products but CAD$35 + shipping is a stretch. Especially when you can make up a double universal for CAD$10 with two of these. I've been using these for several years now. Roy

What to do???? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hallo Kathy, my sympathies and commiserations, I also lost my Dad a little while ago. This a basically a UK site but we have very active members all over the world, including the US and Canada, so if you post some photos (or even a simple list (text catalogue with name of ship, type if you know! and size) you may get some responses from your side of the pond. Some of our US / Canadian members have connections to maritime museums and may be able to help you. Or may even want to buy one of the models! Even if static models many of us like the challenge of converting them to functional models. RNLI stands for Royal National Lifeboat Institute, it is the UK organisation which provides and maintains the lifeboat rescue services around the British Isles. It is totally funded by voluntary contributions, no government funding. All best wishes, Doug. In case you wonder about the site name RNinMunich; I'm English but have been living in Munich for over 30 years and my first radio control model was a Royal Navy ship!

Removing The Deck by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Neil, I heartily second all of what Dave has written ESPECIALLY NOT CHARGING IN THE HULL! 😡 I also considered fitting the battery across the hull but came to the conclusions that it was too high and impossible to remove for charging, so I settled for between the shafts as Jarvo did. I have also dumped the smoke idea, my older version Southampton does not have this. Instead I will concentrate more on sound, lighting and possibly a working winch. As Dave says slow down! Get the basics working and the ship sailing first. THEN you will know how much freeboard, and space(!) you have left for the special effects. Cheers Doug 😎

Brixham trawler IBEX by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi, found some interesting info on this boat, including hi res pics of the building of a model. Sample attached. http://www.model style='background-color:yellow;'> 😎

Eva by marky Admiral   Posted: 8 days ago
[Score: 6/10] 20"/1100g Eva Single Propellor - Comments: Eezie build RAF fire boat with some adoptions ,shortened bridge ,added mast , Scenario boat is seconded for use by the red cross to transport wounded ,injured or refugees to larger hospital ships, don't know if they existed but heres my take with the help of my grand daughter Eva

Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Hi Neil I used initially DAEX25 sold as a pair as they didn't have DAEX25FHE-4 in stock. I am now using the latter as it suits my amp and I have room inside the Trent hull above the waterline. For your small model you probably need a smaller exciter, if indeed you can fit one at all. I believe Doug has already explained about getting the correct impedance. I initially tried ordering from the States but their shipping costs were about £30 hence the Dutch company.