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Workers Hubertus Model Boat Club by rcmodelboats Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
The Hubertus Model Club started with 18 members in 2004. By 2010 we are an incorporated club with over 100 members including ladies and juniors. All are eligible to run boats on the lake. In 2015 the main club was taken over by the Blacktown Workers club with the name changed to Workers Hubertus Country Club and the boat group changed to Workers Hubertus Model Boat Club.

It's a sad day!. by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Norman, that's a nice story. I got to know New Brighton well as my wife befriended a lady from Wallasey and supported her all the way through her nursing degree, to the point that her friend asked us to go up for her graduation in the Anglican cathedral. We were very keen to see what real life was like Oooop Norf and we booked into the then almost brand new Travel Lodge which was doing super deals. We had a view over the Mersey and the lighthouse at New Brighton and a huge sea lake that nobody ever used. When I discovered what an insult of a splash had been "retained" for the club as a model pond I nearly cried. Anyway, from the moment we stepped off the train at Lime Street and were met by Kelly and her daughter, we found the most friendly and warm people we have encountered anywhere in Britain and we've been around a bit. The next morning we found a lovely cafe just off the seafront that did a giant breakfast and while I was in the model shop next door (yes, REALLY!) my wife arranged a tattoo! At her age. The model shop owner came originally from my Wife's home town here and the lady in the cafe was originally from my home town in Essex, but both had Scouse accents and were as warm as all the other people we met. We were treated like VIPs the whole weekend. We also saw Hoylake pond which is the biggest I've seen at a seaside location. Watching traffic on the Mersey was fascinating and yes we, too, went on the ferry for an extended trip up the river and back with a commentary. If it weren't so bloody far away it would be a regular destination for us. Oh and yes I not only remember the VIP boats, but had some when I was a bit of a collector of such. They had a tendency to warp, like their slot cars. Cheers, Martin

It's a sad day!. by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Considering you can't run a pressurised boiler without a Vulcan steam certificate, there is no justification for banning steam, like New Brighton has. Mind you, when I saw what a silly little puddle they'd been left after the new developments on that town's seafront (hotel and retail) I wondered why they bothered turning up at all, but on 2 occasions I watched while I was staying there to visit a friend with my wife, there were two old boys with tugs and one of those had forgotten his batteries! Otherwise a Dad with a small boy and his off the shelf speedboat and even that was scowled at by the old farts. If a boat has a Mamod type of boiler it's not even considered a pressure vessel as its capacity is too low as is its "pressure", so you're covered all round. No need to ban anything as usual. Many parks have live steam railways and if they went bang they'd get their windows blown out in the town hall! Martin

Dremel Battery Pack! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Here in Old Munich as well, washed out my Sea Scout trial planned for today😭 Looks like being and rainy and thundery week. Got everything packed in the rucksack ready to go if it brightens up; now let me see ... selection of drive batteries to test, in LiPo bag - check, Capacity / cell tester - check, TX and spare batts - check, Camcorder (batt fully charged) - check, Drying cloth - check, Basic tool set & Mini-multimeter- check, Bath towel if I have to swim again - 😡 Inflatable rescue kayak - !? Essential provisions (just a wee dram Officer) 😋 - check, Foam block boat stand - check, OH!! THE BOAT!! 😲 Might stick the PTB in the car as well, just to try it before I start on the reno and upgrade / conversion to PT109. In for a penny .....! Happy Dremelling Ed, mind yer fingers! Cheers Doug 😎

Our boating water by reilly4 Captain   Posted: 18 days ago
An anecdote. My HMS Triumph submarine has a piano wire antenna with the periscopes (not the working antenna) bent to a diamond shaped tip (for safety). A few years ago in the same venue as my previous post above, HMS Triumph was submerged and heading roughly towards the jetty. Hard to know exactly where. I decided to surface to be safe. At the same time three large swans were gliding along gracefully in the vicinity. Suddenly one of the large swans went vertically upwards about two or three feet with his large wingspan fully well extended. The sub's antenna has come up right under his bottom and given him the surprise of his life. The sub surfaced after a few more seconds directly under where he was. It may have got kicked down in the scramble. No damage to either but for the few of us watching it was hilarious. No video unfortunately or it may have gone viral.

deepdivers Rescue tug - Assurance class? by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 23 days ago
Thanks to Doug for all his help in finding the name of my Tug. So armed with this info I started to Goggle the name and below is the results. H.M.S. ATTENTIF W68 French Naval Tug. Allocated SNO Portland for towing Bombardons. Built 1938 Forges et Chantiers de la Gironde, Bordeaux. L114.75’. B27.75’. 672grt. 1000ihp 3cylTE steam engine. Armament 1x20mm AA, 2xMG. 1938 Delivered to French Navy. 19-6-1940 Arrived Plymouth. 3-7-1940 Seized and Req by RN. 9-1940 Based Devonport. 0-1940 Based at Aberdeen. 1-1941 Based at Milford Haven. 2-1941 – 1942 Based Aberdeen . 1942 – 1944 Based at Harwich. 5-1944 - 1945 Based Portsmouth. 6-1944 Towed 30ton crane 1206 Cardiff to Plymouth. 5-6-1945 Released from Overlord tug pool. 7-8-1945 Returned to French Navy, pennant A671. 1946-7 Renamed Locmine. 6-3-1964 Laid up at Brest. The Bombardons were large 200 ft (61 m) by 25 ft (7.6 m) cross-shaped floating breakwaters fabricated in steel that were anchored outside the main breakwaters that consisted of Gooseberries (scuttled ships) and Phoenixes (concrete caissons). 24 bombardon units, attached to one another with hemp ropes, would create a 1 mi (1.6 km) breakwater. During the storms at the end 1944 some Bombardons broke up and sank while others parted their anchors and drifted down onto the harbours, possibly causing more damage Fred

H.M.S. Attentif W68 by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 24 days ago
[Score: 5/10] Twin Propellors (4 Blade 45mm) Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries - Comments: I think that this is a Assurance class Tug of world war two vintage, It has tank steering, sound unit and a water vapor smoke unit, H.M.S ATTENTIF W68 French Naval Tug. Allocated SNO Portland for towing Bombardons. Built 1938 Forges et Chantiers de la Gironde, Bordeaux. L114.75’. B27.75’. 672grt. 1000ihp 3cylTE steam engine. Armament 1x20mm AA, 2xMG. 1938 Delivered to French Navy. 19-6-1940 Arrived Plymouth. 3-7-1940 Seized and Req by RN. 9-1940 Based Devonport. 0-1940 Based at Aberdeen. 1-1941 Based at Milford Haven. 2-1941 – 1942 Based Aberdeen . 1942 – 1944 Based at Harwich. 5-1944 - 1945 Based Portsmouth. 6-1944 Towed 30ton crane 1206 Cardiff to Plymouth. 5-6-1945 Released from Overlord tug pool. 7-8-1945 Returned to French Navy, pennant A671. 1946-7 Renamed Locmine. 6-3-1964 Laid up at Brest. The Bombardons were large 200 ft (61 m) by 25 ft (7.6 m) cross-shaped floating breakwaters fabricated in steel that were anchored outside the main breakwaters that consisted of Gooseberries (scuttled ships) and Phoenixes (concrete caissons). 24 bombardon units, attached to one another with hemp ropes, would create a 1 mi (1.6 km) breakwater. During the storms at the end 1944 some Bombardons broke up and sank while others parted their anchors and drifted down onto the harbours, possibly causing more damage

Marionville Models by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 27 days ago
as RNinMunich said they have moved to Livingstone one the owners mum or something was a customer in the wife's bank ( TSB under a lot of stress) I have not been because I find Livingstone a nightmare to drive in all new towns look the same

RAF Fireboat (vintage) Aero by CB90 Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 9/10] 34"/2500g RAF Fireboat (vintage) Aero Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 40mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 45mm) Direct Drive to a Bullet 30 (2 Blade X Type) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 24v 15A Electronize (15Amps) ESC - Comments: Ebay job £50 Old Vintage Aero kit 34in Fire boat needing a lot of attention, with delaminating plywood, old glue, old glow-plug engine mounts with electric conversion, and after removing a metal shield I discover an vintage (1970,s Ripmax Bullet 30 Motor the dogs bollocks of electric racing of its time capable of running 24v at 15A. 300W for a brushed motor. Started by revamp rear pit by lowering servo and rudder and building sub deck, storage lockers, tow hook and ladders. Remount the motor with an aluminium mount with custom screw positions. Block windows with 1mm ply. Foam front half of hull to make unsinkable. Make centre decking area. Repair and build up on cabin roofs and walls to centre deck. Rewire add ESC and servo. Remove broken and unusable fittings such as large vents, some missing unable to match again. Problems with old gloss paint crazing the modern spay paints. Build some fittings eg Water cannons, life belts, Build new battery trays, Painting the boat now in progress as of 20/04/2018 Boat has be roughly painted but is not finished, as fittings are now required, added a RC system an gave it a test run. the performance was adequate on 14.4v and great on 17.2v see latter pictures on the pond. the motor did get hot after about half hour of use. the motor is rated at 24v but I think a smaller prop will be required for that voltage. Excellent performance from a brushed motor. Added some stickers and I have now added a 12v fan and ventilation between cabins as the motor required some cooling and was in a sealed compartment.

Any clues? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I would also tend towards a Ketch 👍 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketch Good luck and Happy Sailing, whatever you make of her, cheers Doug 😎

Clyde puffer by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
After the bad day at blackrock the fingers are like sausages and finding fiddley stuff difficult the wife offered to make some bits, so she chose the winch to start with "it can't be much harder than cross stitch "measured up and disappeared over the next few days would go to the shed to use the "drillie thing and other sawing things" her words not mine I did see the bread knife head towards the shed, see resulting photos,i think I may have created a monster ,looks like its the crochet hook or knitting pins for me now.was well impressed she did admit to raking through boxes for some bits

Detailing continues! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Have spent half a day adding more details to the decks. First thing was to remove and prime, paint and laquer the rear railings. Then spent some time making a job of fairing in the remoevable deck so that it blends better, still a way to go on that before I am satisfied. Other jobs included making some plasticard/tube bollards and the fore lifting eye, drill and temp fitting/modifying the side railings, fitting some faileads and making the front towing bollard thingy. Also fashioned from ply, plasticard and brass wire and front escape hatch, sanded, primed and painted orange, will fit when deck is finished. Having studied the Waveney book I have, it looks like I am going to have to butcher and modify the coxswains cabin quite extensivly as the kit version is based on the Coast Guard 44 footer, quie alot different to our RNLI boats? that will come back end of April as sadly I wong get alot done till then as away on a 2 week course from Sunday (Leaving the Army after 35 years service, having to resettle into CivDiv!)

Amati chrome plated ships wheel - Help! by Black Dog Jack Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
I have just taken delivery of an Amati 40mm did chrome plated ships wheel. It comes in three separate, very slippery parts which need to be secured together, but with no directions how to do it. Can anyone recommend a good way to fix it all together? I have tried superglue but that only got it over my fingers and everywhere else. I am leaning towards solder, but have bottled out so far. Any suggestions?

After Deck / Hatch - If at first you don't succeed ... by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Doug Like the paint job in pic 12 😁 ,maybe a bit too pop arty 👍.Cheers Marky BTW great finish Yee with the patience of a saint and still have time to answer all and sundry enjoy Easter and all the chocolate the bunny bestows on you

Bismarck paint scheme (for Rookysailor ;-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
PS: you were right again 👍 My 'book' is full of 'solutions waiting for the right challenges to turn up' 😉 Was in AH's old apartment in Munich about 12 years ago. Didn't want to be as it's now a Polizeistelle 😲 I was driving home in a new car I'd just collected from the other side of town and the damn thing ran out of juice right on their doorstep, so I had to go in to explain why a little red Yaris was in their patrol car space 😲 Most 'embrassing' 😡