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getting a bit slow?... by Westquay Admiral   Posted: 2 days ago
Oh Doug, I thought you would understand. I am not denegrating kit builders. I, too, build the occasional kit to save time. No,no, I was denegrating the old boys who don't EVEN kit build, then brag about it, about what it's all cost them. That is what is so bloody pointless to me. Obviously I am grateful for kit builders as that's how I made my living for years, making patterns for kits. But to pay over the odds for a kit and all its bits and then brag about how much it all cost seems to me utterly stupid. Building a kit is a perfectly good way to either save time or gather a collection quickly and just to make my point, I still get a kick out of opening the box on a new kit (Airfix 1/48th scale Lightning for instance) like I did as a kid. I am well aware of the skills of dealing with photoetch, although I doubt I could manage such tiny scales as you mention. I have always done the artwork for my own photo-etch, but now it's all done on computers, so I no longer have any dealings with it. For the kind of inshore craft I have always been a fan of, 1/48th is quite small. Small enough for me anyway. And a year after (is it) I am back with the boats as explained above. I do other things when the weather is not so great. I can't remember what went on a year ago and I have never been bored in my life except when forced to watch television, football, modern pop music or money programmes. I ALWAYS have something to do, I just don't always know much about aspects of it, which is why I come on here and ask. I ain't proud. I was explaining why, for me, model railways is now a no-no and why my wall sign is very much a case of QED. I do wish I could help more people with constructional stuff, that I DO know about to in some way pay back for the help I have recieved from others on topics I find mystifying. If you don't like it, so be it. I'll go again and not return. It's a shame to be what seems to be willfully misunderstood, especially by someone I thought I had a good relationship with. Cheers, Martin

For you Tugboat Enthusiasts by Dampfgerd Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 days ago
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Radio in a yacht by Westquay Admiral   Posted: 3 days ago
Haverlock, my Orange receiver can run on anything from 3V to 9. something apparently. Just seen a good Aussie review of it and he loved it. Reckons there are thousands out there all working great, albeit on shorter ranges. It's DSM2 like my Spektrum TX, but I don't have a clue what that's all about, as long as the TX and Rx are the same, I presume. Norman, you sound like me. I have had loads of different models. Never finished an aircraft because of the cost of insurance and club membership, but I have had them whilst deciding and I built an R/C car before there were such things as kits for them, but couldn't afford a working engine. Mine ticked over smoothly or screamed its nuts off, but nought in between. But the car had suspension from a leaf spring aft to adjustable torsion bars for the front. The spine of the chassis was two strips of stair runner making a backbone from which all else hung. It went very well if I could find anywhere big enough for the screaming engine! But I came back to boats as being cheap and yachts as they don't need lots of lecktrickery, which I hate, although I have got some models of historic speedboats in which I want to fit equally historic motors of which I have a small collection. Truth is, like my slot cars, I prefer to restore than create these days, although I have made the masters for dozens of car body kits over the years and am currently finishing a 1/6th scale Vincent Black Shadow pattern all in brass. Great to know that a holder full of four AA rechargeables will do for the boat. Thanks for that info. Now to see if I can find that nice new box full of Tx! Oh dear, I've moved since I bought it. Cheers, Martin

Pride Of Hythe by DennisRobotham Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
like the MV Balmoral.. nice workmanship and finish, next time i visit relatives in Kiddy i will pay you a visit

aft pictures by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi BB, try here- or here- http://www.model style='background-color:yellow;'> Happy hunting, cheers, Doug 😎

aft pictures by boatbuild4042 Petty Officer   Posted: 4 days ago
Can anyone help I am currently rebuilding the NOSKE LOVE and as it had been left in an outside shed the printed windows on the aft of the ship have all but gone I have a small bit left but although I am quite good at fine line painting I don't think I'm that good so am after an idea of where the best place would be to get replacements either that or pictures I can use. many thanks boatbuild4042🤔

Prince Charming - Sam O. Berg by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi Terry, glad to help, hope you found some decent plans. Yep, they have many great Maritime Museums in Scandinavia. I spent a week in Stockholm (yes I know that's not Norway😊) just before Christmas, visited the Vasa Museum - Fantastic. style='background-color:yellow;'>ship) Happy sailing, Doug 😎

Re: Sharpie by Nerys by Nerys Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 10 days ago
Evening Doug, This was her first time in the water and there was a lot more wind than I would have liked. No, she hadn't shipped any water, I think it must be the angle from which the photo was taken. The rudder post is about two inches inboard of the transom. The rudder has a drop blade like many sailing dinghies and after this first sail, I think I shall increase it's area. However, I think the weather conditions did not give me a chance to properly assess performance. This is the first model sharpie I have built, but in my dim and distant past built several full size ones, the last being 43ft. so I know a bit about their characteristics, just hope it transposes to the model variety! Best wishes, Nerys

Just a gray boat now by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Lightship or freighter? Whatever, so far so good👍 Hope you get enough wet stuff soon, here in Munich we have more than enough at the moment! Happy sailing, cheers Doug 😎 BTW: spent a fascinating hour or two looking at the Heritage site and reading the reports of the Canadian Lanc's flight to UK for the flight with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Excellent stuff, thanks for the pointer, cheers Doug 😎

Re: Sharpie by Nerys by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Evenin' Nerys, Nice work👍 Not exactly my style, I'm more a 'grey fleet' guy😉, comes from working 30+ years on naval ships I suppose, but I can appreciate good work on any vessel type. One question! In the last pic she looks lower in the wet stuff! Had she shipped water while tacking?😲 No! Two questions! Where is the steering / tiller position? Cheers Doug 😎

Our boating water by aanside Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
Following up on previous questions: There are no restrictions on using IC or steam just don't collide with any of the regulars! The big problem here is the wind, last Sunday was glorious but the water was very choppy and even the big tugs shipped some water (try getting a boat back against the wind when the rudder has failed). Couple of photos to show the conditions. We have alternative boating available in Turriff (but the pond gets filled with weed in summer and ice in winter) and at Portsoy (Loch Soy). One of our stalwarts took his fishing vessel to Banff Harbour last Saturday to play with the rowing skiffs - mad, yes he is!

More running in at Bournville. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Hi Novagsi0, From the video and pics I see two problems! 1. Ship the fenders before sailing. They seem to be throwing water up onto and into cabin and cockpit. 😆 Bad practice to sail with fenders out anyway. 'Just not done old chap' 😉 2. You have a brushed motor and no spark suppression so it can create interference with the receiver and may also directly affect the ESC. Look here for info on motor suppression. Cheers Doug 😎 PS: think maybe you should raise the coaming around the deck access as well! Making it as tight a fit as possible.

Prince Charming - Sam O. Berg by terrymiff Petty Officer   Posted: 13 days ago
Hi guys, I am seeking assistance with my search for plans of 'Prince Charming'. She won the World Championship in A Class 1935 sailed by Sam O. Berg of Norway. Any help will be gratefully accepted. Cheers, Terry Smith, beautiful sunny South Australia

Our boating water by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Found it on Google earth. It's only 480 miles from us. Might pop up for the weekend sometime. We have friends not far from there in Fyvie, so could even make a break out of it. Shall we say, it's peaked my interest 😆 I may have to work on the missus a bit to make this a goer, but you never know... lol I find it ironic, that I am going to Tattershall Lakes in Lincolnshire for a weeks break. As the name says, they have lakes. But I'm not allowed to sail my boats on them as they are for waterskiing. But are unused 90% of the time, but still no permission to sail (even though I have insurance from my model boat club membership) Sad really, and are waste of good sailing waters. Ho hum, that's life. Cheers all, Dave W 😊

Winches by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Hi Norm, as far as I can make out Dreadnought had the same steel chain 'runways'. All manufacturers versions of the model show them as well. Re: 14pdr AA guns. Some pics attached, including fwd turret. 1. Fwd turret 2. 'X' turret 3. Mid & Aft turret. 4. Stern view, Portsmouth dry dock 1916. Hope these help, cheers Doug 😎 PS: you might find this useful! From the 'Know Your Ship' series. The model pic is from Trumpeter I think.