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3D printing by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 hours ago
Hi Wayne You will need ventilation holes to keep the temperature down. Hopefully this will help reduce the noise and smell! Mine isn't so bad temp wise if I don't use the heated base. It's great when it works, my advice is keep experimenting, it becomes easier the more you print. If you are using websites for help then you will know there are better software options than the basic supplied with the unit, unfortunately they come at a price. For hobby use you may decide the items you produce are OK, but for commercial use the cost may be justified. A useful first project is to make a cooling fan hood for the printhead. It helps keep the shape of long extrusions. Enjoy Dave

Koh-i-Noor by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
[Score: 9/10] 40"/4000g Koh-i-Noor Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Geared to a Robbe (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Hitec Gold (10Amps) ESC - Comments: I bought this yacht via a well known auction website. It was owned by an old gent who had passed away and was covered in dust and the ABS white hull had yellowed with age. I cleaned the yacht up, rubbed the timber decks down and varnished them, re-painted the superstructure, rubbed down the hull and spayed the hull a grey/brown colour. It came complete with auxiliary motor, batteries, sail winch servo, ESC and navigation light switching unit. The yacht sails perfectly and looks great on the water. A real bargain buy.

Hydrofoil by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Steve I do believe onetenor was having problems using the URL addresses posted in this blog and elsewhere on the site. Advice on copying and pasting has been given in another post, and even better Stephen (Fireboat) is altering the website coding to allow automatic recognition of URLs so the problem will disappear. Hopefully the very useful links suggested will help you decide how to proceed with your boat. A build blog would be welcome. Good luck Dave

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by cormorant Captain   Posted: 10 days ago
Our recently established, but rapidly expanding club, is holding its first open day at Cob House Country Park, Worcester Road, Wichenford, Worcester WR6 6YE. Our stand will be part of a Vintage Vehicle Day, organised by our hosts As well as a static display, there will also be the opportunity to sail on the lake, which adjoins all the amenities of the Mayfly Cafe. Parking is free and the cafe overlooks the lake. For more information please visit our website or contact us at

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by cormorant Captain   Posted: 12 days ago
Best picture yet from the website of the Singapore Navy museum. I have (cheekily) emailed them to see if I can get any more ino.

Muddys Tarpon 9 by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Hi Muddy, have you looked at motor types on the Model Boat Website? It is a good place to start. John.

Stanborough Lake. by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Hi Rob, Not from your area, but, i would suggest you have a look on the council web site for any bylaws of use on the lake. Mark

Free model boat plans sites by sonar Admiral   Posted: 15 days ago
Free model boat plans sites.. Any Members found any more free plan websites ??? Post then Here

MFA Torpedo 850 motor by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
Hi camyaj I have used similar and they do work well and I agree they can handle high currents. I do have one reservation as the web link show Tamiya connectors to the battery and I believe these are rated at 15 amp when new. The Tamiya site has a discussion on connectors I replaced my connectors with Deans and have had no problems. Dave

glass cloth or tissue? by Westquay Captain   Posted: 19 days ago
I'll try the J-Cloth first and see how well that wets out. Otherwise I have to mail order yet another item that the local model shop seems not to stock. According to their website anyway. Martin

H2O Engine by mactin Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 19 days ago
Hi MBW people this is my prototype engine for submarines theres a more comprehensive write up about it on my website under EPIC engine

How do I resolve my varnish problem? by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Doug at this rate you will be getting a full time job at the model boats website. The wood is 1.5mm thick; so the hull itself is 1.5mm the wood strips are not laid on anything. I the boat is very light but it feels quite solid; it does not feel fragile. John.

What happened to the WEM paints?? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Bingo, the Colour Coat series! I remember now, Sovereign can't post paint outside UK and the German stockist NNT was rebuilding his website then and nothing worked. He didn't answer mail either. Site seems to work now, I'll give it another bash. Ta ever so 😎

What happened to the WEM paints?? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Hi all, no sooner had I sorted out the paint chips and colours I needed White Ensign Models went the way of the Dodo and everything on what was left of their website was 'Out of stock' 😭 I know WEM was resurrected in the States, but only for photo etch. Does anyone know who, if anybody, took over their paint line? Would be most grateful for a pointer 😊 Happy modelling 😎

What type of wire? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Hi again, here's a useful cable chart, as you can see my guesstimates were somewhat conservative! Better safe than sorry 😊 This is from the Conrad website here in Germany, I'm sure there must be something similar on Maplin Electronics etc. So, I've stuck my oar in enough for now 😊 time to continue with my Taycol Target renovation. 😎