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Mahogany in Scale by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 hours ago
Doug, I don't generally "do" foreign and Pete certainly wouldn't. As you say, most are model railway or strictly stick and string model ships. What we wanted to do was a general model hobby museum with a bias toward the RC hobbies. Ain't none of them. History of RC, RC cars, boats and aircraft. Materials, tools, etc. Mags and books, that kind of thing. Martin

20th Scale ELCO 80ft PT boat part 7 by CB90 Admiral   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi RNinMunich, Should not be too bad as will cut ply slit/profile from tubes to the transom then reinforce inside under rudder compartment. rest of the tubes length are already supported. I really wanted to make sure the motors and shafts were in excellent alinement, and being able to see through the hull is a good advantage. (note. do not have facilities to make alignment tools). In previous models I have left it towards the end of the build to fix motors couplings and have found alinement to be a bit difficult, especially on smaller boats.

Another useful site for all 'Woodies' ;) by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Doug, I do most of that with veneers, which just require a sharp scalpel. No need for too much precision woodwork, but if there is, you just treat the timber as metal, using metalworking tools to cut and work it. It really isn't difficult. What MIGHT put some people off are all those shiny deck fittings and hull furniture. They have to be done by hand in brass, then polished, then sent off to be plated. Each of my Rivas had over 150 separate pieces of polished brass and nickel silver to be plated! Martin

useful tools and their sources by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
It's the crimping part I'm more concerned about. I have those others and then some. In my various tool kits.Saves me getting to a job without the right tools. There is quite a crossover from one to another. I'm not hunting these tools they pop-up. Here's another 4--- See also general resources😊

useful tools and their sources by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Here 😉

useful tools and their sources by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Where is it Doug?🤔

useful tools and their sources by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Where is it Doug?🤔

Multi tool Kits by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Just as I thought Thanks. I agree re Hilda tools too. Excellent product although there a various ones. Go for best you can afford.👍

Leaking Boat! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi John, I just did, see Useful Tools & their sources in Hobby Chit Chat 😉

Useful Tools & their sources by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Prompted by Onetenor's diligence in scouring the net for tools which may help us build our masterpieces! 'BRAVO ZULU that man'!👍 Last of John's discoveries, carried over from NPJ's 'Leaking Boat' 😲 "Would this be any good for RC wiring-- or this one-- If not any suggestions?" My first impressions- Link #1 Great, IF you do a lot of LAN cable stripping for RJ45 connectors and the like. Overkill for us? Link #2 OK, but still a little overkill but the price ain't bad. Pic shows the wire stripper I've been happily using for 30 odd years. (Some years were VERY odd😁) adjustable for all wire gauges; squeeze, twist & pull and you're good to go! The pic shows the four tools I use (plus soldering iron of course) for all my 'Lectrickery' and LED Magic etc. Not one is less than 38 years old (neither am I by a very long chalk🤔) Cheers, All, Doug 😎

Leaking Boat! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Evenin' John, I have one suggestion!😉 Continue these 'tool' 😲😁 posts in a new thread, e.g. under Hobby Chit Chat, title 'Useful Tools and their Sources'. Then they'd be easy for all to find and we wouldn't be Hijacking other threads. Cheers, Doug 😎

Multi tool Kits by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
I have several sets like that. Bought over the years from this shop and that. Lately mainly Lidl and Aldi. They are all the same quality and work perfectly. I am a professional modelmaker, so I've put these things through the mill over time and never had any complaints. I tend to use my Proxxon drill, which is always flat out as the electronic speed control packed up so I wired it straight through. That might explain why the drum sanders struggle a bit sometimes. I now use them on a drill with a lower speed capability and they're doing better. Grinders never last long, so it's as well to have as many as you can gather. I think the fact is, these tools are only likely to be made by one or two companies, so all are as good as each other. And they come in such NICE boxes! Martin

Multi tool Kits by Brianaro Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
Difficult to know, unless you buy Dremel most of these sort of tools seem to be of similar quality. I’ve found that some (regardless of cost) ware out fairly quickly. This set isn’t a lot of money so not much to loose if not up to much, but I think you will get your money’s worth out of most if not all of the items

Multi tool Kits by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
These look handy I wonder if good quality?-- The rubber buffs are good from #mano mano although supplied from UK tools etc in Wallasey👍

Exciters/transducers by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Thanks John, have a good set set of milling, routing, grinding, drilling, finishing, polishing tools for my Dremel and Proxxon. Thinks! We should continue this in the Hobby Chit Chat section; thread 'Useful Tools'? before we overload Neville's thread too much! Will reply re emoticon and keyboard in 'Anything else'! Cheers, Doug BTW: This link should work folks!