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steam water pump by GaryLCoupland Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 13 hours ago
Hi Rick, I am afraid it is me yet again, who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Despite the odds, I have managed to upload my steam engine video on to YouTube and on here, check out videos on this website and you will find it, it's a bit on the long side at twenty-five minutes, but you have to admit it runs like a Swiss watch and is very efficient in not wasting any steam. Regards, Gary.

LONDON MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
LONDON MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION Friday 18th January to Sunday 20th January 2019 The South's Major Showcase Of Modelling...Not To Be Missed! Please see the dedicated website at: https://www.londonmodelengineering.co.uk/ Opening Times Friday 10am - 5pm Last Entry 4pm Saturday 10am - 5pm Last Entry 4pm Sunday 10am - 4.30pm. Last Entry 3pm.

Sailing location / sailor by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Joe, All you have to do is go to. Click on "Model Boat Clubs"! on the left of the website. Then choose the club you are a member of. Then click on "Sail Here"! I believe you then have a chance to print out a paper. Output of sailing at that club! That's It your done! Regards, Ed

Anybody from Peterborough MBC here? by GerryD Seaman   Posted: 6 days ago
A google search showed a live website: http://www.pambc.org.uk/frame.htm

Dumas Brooklyn Tug Build...Smoke? by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Joe, I have the small smoke generator! But, from what I saw on the Harbor Models website. You should pick the second one. As there are now three choices! That's the one I have. and it works like a champ! I use the 12 volt smoker. Definitely read the paper work. That come with it! PS. I know it's pricey. But, well wealth it! Regards, Ed Click here to see 6 volt smoker: https://www.harbormodels.com/har350-6.html

Being Sociable. by GaryLCoupland Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi Rick, I am going to try to post you a bit of video of the steam plant in my latest not completed as yet tug, the Lady Jane from Mobile Marine, I don't really rate the kit, it is more of a scratch build using their hull. I don,t know what this websites M.byte limit is so maybe I'll be unlucky, mind a really nice steam plant using a TVR engine which is very efficient and runs well at 30PSI. Regards. (Sorry it won't allow me to upload it.)

Being Sociable. by GaryLCoupland Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 14 days ago
Is there any members on this website who are interested in marine gas-powered steam engines, as the power source of their model boat, as opposed to electric motors. If so could you drop me a line as I would be very interested in making your acquaintance. I have never seen anything at all to date concerning steam power, which is rather a shame as it's the nearest thing to the real thing, and you don't have to shovel coal, use gas.

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
Well I have uninstalled the link/ icon to the website and just typed in the address in search. It came up with me already logged in and the pink modify now shows too. Sehr komisch! Anyhow I have uploaded the rudder which now has a coat of undercoat applied. Quite effective. Toby

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
Remember I am using a mobile so nothing appears such as modify etc. There is little functionality across the website via smart phone. Toby. You are doing your night owl stint too. Well I have just coated the rudder in finishing resin and so bedtime. Undercoat in the morning.....oops it is morning already. Bis bald! Toby

Ship rudders by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Toby, Yep! Cos this website stretches them to fit the Media window that opens when we click on the pic icon. When I realised that I stopped using the mobile (Samsung J5) camera. Imagine the size of the Media window on a 24" full res display 😲 and a 4Mpix pic stretched to fit! Where on ebay do you get these bits? It's a good idea to post the link when you mention sources - otherwise we have to hunt! Whatever; watching the build with interest, particularly the rudder as I have a similar rudder to make for my ancient fish cutter restoration / conversion. Cheers, Doug 😎 BTW: If you right click on the photo, when the pic has opened, and then on Show graphic a + sign may appear in the cursor, which means you can expand the pic. Yours look much better when I do this. 👍 BTW2; I like the 'saluting red tadpole' in the middle 😁😁

Ship rudders by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Evenin' Toby, Mobile has a ~6" screen, I'm using a 24" display! You need to set your mobile cam to max possible resolution. The website blows all pics up to fit the Media window. Lo res pics then look very blocky. Tip for all; basic problem is the size and quality of the micro lenses in phone cameras. All the pics I post here I take using a Sony Cyber Shot with a decent size lens at 15 or 20 MPix so sharp remains sharp on the site. What are we looking at anyway??😲 Doug 😎

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
Not sure why the photos from the mobile are distorted on the website for they are very sharp and correct on the mobile.

My other hobby by boaty Admiral   Posted: 16 days ago
Good to see other PPLs and former PPLs on the Model Boats website. I took mine at Liverpool Airport known now as JLA (John Lennon Airport) in June 1984 and completed it in January 85. Trained with Liverpool Flying School aka Keenair in Cherokee 140s and a PA 38 Tomahawk. Later I moved into Air Nova which was also a Liverpool club and the actor Lewis Collins was also a member of that Club. At the time I was a member of Merseyside IVC (Inter Varsity Club) thus had plenty of passengers. One of them was Victoria Field, my former psychology lecturer who later became famous as a psychologist and writer. Eventually Air Nova moved to Hawarden Airport near Chester but the Club folded shortly after. I then joined the in house Club based at the field and I ceased flying in November 2016. Best flights were going over Snowdon VFR and down the Dee Valley. I also flew over Colwyn Bay to have a look at the boating lake though I haven't sailed there. I also saw the lakes at Llandudno West Shore and LLanfairfechan. The latter I am considering for sailing my fast electrics. Downside to PPL flying was the crosswind component of the aircraft being 17 knots , At Hawarden there is only one runway the 04/22 and Liverpool the 09/27. I did have to cancel many times due to this. Thankfully sailing model boats is much more enjoyable as we don't have that many snags to deal with and if the motor stops we don't have to do an emergency landing.😎😁😁 Boaty

Mersey Mammoth / Lara 1 by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Hi Toby, I help around the website! Maybe I can help you! What post do you need Deleted? Is it the one where you say "Not sure if the previous photo works." I'll Delete it for you if you want! Cheers, Ed

Mersey Mammoth / Lara 1 by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 19 days ago
Thanks Steve, The method of deleting/ modifying you cite is not showing on my mobile device. I will check later to see if i have on a pc; rarely use a pc so could be an improvement to website to make the options available for mobile too.