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White lines by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
Hi Alan, I bought mine at a model engineering show, a pinstriping set by 'BEUGLER' a USA company. My kit has three sizes of pinstrip,1/16,1/8 and 3/32, they have a wide selection of sizes, try them on the website, not cheap but good quality. Peter

What Gun? by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Steve, Been talking with Mike McGuinn and he mentions his website is down at the moment, but if you wish you can contact him on this number: 01204 559525. Peter.

Secure the hatches and raise the flags ! by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi jaffy, try Cornwall Model boats, there website is superb Mark

Denatured Alcohol by octman Commander   Posted: 5 days ago
Thanks Dave, I must admit I did misinterpret your note about your use of acetone. In the you tube link he thins his resin down to the consistency of water, and it then takes about 4 hours to go off, which is what I want. Looking at the Bonneyman website it seems you have to have a government authorisation to obtain some types of denatured alcohol. Their site also points you to the website which explains it all in full. Apparently for low volume users it is less restricted, particularly if you are a school! Chris

Internet-wide day of action to Save Net Neutrality by Fireboat Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi All, This is not directly Model Boats related and more for members living in the US at the moment, but it does affect this website in some part and could become a more global issue in the longer term. For those living in the US I do urge you to visit the link below and sign the petition to stop your Internet Service Providers having the ability to control the speeds of websites you visit. Today is in an internet-wide day of action to save net neutrality. If Internet Service Providers get their way, websites like this could be censored, slowed down, blocked, or forced to charge extra fees. It would be the end of the open web. Please help stop them and keep the internet open, fast and equal for all. Vote for an open and fair internet. Check out the press coverage here: style='background-color:yellow;'>websites-on-earth-prepare-for-net How does this affect me? * In the US, the FCC will begin to allow ISP's to control what you see & do online in the next 60 days. This includes creating fast lanes for websites who pay and slow lanes for the rest. * In the EU, rules still require that all internet traffic has to be treated equally, without blocking or slowing down certain data... for now... If you don't agree with ISPs blocking and slowing down websites, or you don't agree with paying more for faster connections to certain services, then please show your support and help spread the word. Although this is primarily affecting the FCC laws in the US, the petition is not limited to US residents and in time will come to affect us all. The internet should be fast and equal. Thank you for showing your support and helping small websites like this receive equal rights to a fast internet. Model Boats Website Team

Smit Nederland no 528 by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Hi Brimarboat Just looked on The Billing website and this model is advertised as: "All fittings included (e.g. position lights, anchors, life-belt, etc.)" They do sell all the electrical bits like motors, couplings, servos and Rc but the fittings should have been in the kit. Not sure of the scale but the measurements suggest 1:32 so you should be able to source suitable fittings. If it was a local shop I would be asking them to provide the missing parts Dave

Guestbook Post by chugalone100 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 21 days ago
What else can I add besides all of the great complements and appreciations others have left about this website. Knowledge and experience is what this website is all about. We as rookies need them both to build our models, so anything we need is right here. At first I was a bit intimidated about my build, now I can sleep with no worries knowing that some great guy will jump eagerly to answer our questions . This website is our best tool. 😎 Julian from Miami p.s. don't forget to contribute.👍

As of Summer 2017... by Jerry Todd Commander   Posted: 22 days ago
After the sail, I added some hardware to the spars, namely jackstays. I also ordered some aircraft plywood and used it to make new winch drums. These are sized to my current plan of only bracing the tops'l yards. Hopefully, this is the last set I'll have to make. Seeing into the dark interior of the hull can be a pain, more so the brighter it is outside. Mark got some red LEDs to light up the dash of his old pick-up (ute for my Assie friends) and gave me a left-over section. It requires a 12 volt supply (I'm running 6) and red doesn't really help in daylight, but I like the idea. If I can find a white LED strip that'll run on 6 volts, this will definitely get put in. The stern also had folding bulwarks like the bow, but that wrapped all the way around. On the real ship these were replace with a fixed bulwark except for a couple of panels that allowed access to the stern boat. By the time the ship came to Baltimore in 1955, these too were gone, with all their hardware. Again, I'm not making them functional, and decided to built these on the model rather than as separate pieces like on the bow. The hinges are represented inboard by card stock and brass eyes. The barrel portion of the hinges outboard at the bottom of each panel will be a little section of 1/16" wood dowel. The forward bulwarks were epoxied in place and the support rods were installed all around. The tops are raw because they all get a bright cap rail (varnished natural wood) and I'll put that on when it won't get messed up with paint or glue. A friend sent me a box of stuff, among which was a nive little cat face perfect for my catheads. Only having one, I was going to cast a pair in resin. But I'm out of casting resin and epoxy glue didn't set up in a way I liked, so we'll come back to that. The tops'l yards on the ship are hinged iron bands, line with wood staves. I wanted to replicate that functionality not only because that's what the ship has, but because it would allow me to take them off the mast without unrigging half the ship. I cut some heavy copper I use for everything and bent it into two half circles; soldiered brass tubing to the ends, and sawed out the notches with a jewelers saw. If only it had been that easy. Soldiering here tended to un-soldier there, cold soldier joints wouldn't hold. I gave up in frustration. I changed the gun carriages based on some research I did, but I'll post separate entries dealing with them and the ship's boats. I went looking for information on soldiering little things, and took another whack at the parrels. This time it worked out much better. I reused the copper band and brass tubing for the main and made the fore the same way. I still have to make the mizzen tops'l yard parrel, but my soldiering has gotten much much better. Last May ('17) I took the boat to the Baltimore Port Expo for National Maritime Day again, surrounded by members of our newly formed White Rocks Model Boat Club. I didn't manage to get her controls set-up in time, so she didn't go in the pool, but sat on her cart and looked pretty. I put her courses and trys'ls on her for this. The trys'ls won't be used when she sails, but can be set for static displays. The courses will get used, but I'll be able to buntl them up as shown to reduce sail. Also to reduce sail, the t'gallants and royals will be easily removable, or replaceable, as the case may be, depending on what wind there is. That pretty much brings us up to date as of July 2017. I'll post something about the boats and guns in a bit, as well as any other progress that's made. There's far more detail, images, and notes at my website on this, and the other models I'm working on at: There's a few items I skimmed, or skipped over, like her signal flags, that are covered in detail there; like the day she was almost dismasted by the garage door.

Working radar by chugalone100 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 27 days ago
Doug: I have seen this website. Very little information about the gears he used. But is a place to start planning the way I will build my antenna. About the servos, I found a mini servo with continuos rotation on eBay and thats another option Im looking at.👍 Thank you Julian

Working radar by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Just looking at the website my motor was the GH6124s, use the search box on the site. This motor doesn't seem to show when I looked Dave

Queen Elizabeth by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
How did it go? Have just seen video of her on the German TV News 😉😊 On the BBC website I found the video 😊 Cheers Doug 😎

3D printing by sonar Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
3 d Printing seems to be the way to go for modelers. But does require some computer skills. So for anyone that wants a printer they are totally reliant on what they can find to print on some repository websites. As for resizing items to fit your project well then one again relys on others to resize the stl files. So even though I would very much like a 3 d printer I do know I will not be able to use one unless all the files are resized and all I do is push a button. Hi tech has now left me behind whereas a few years ago i was a little ahead of it..

Book by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Thank's Doug, I had to bookmark that website, it has a lot of good info! Ed

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Matthew, I've never been there but, I've been told there is a Cafe! this is the website to the Cafe Ed.

Motor suppression by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Colin, The website has info about this Capacitors should be easily available at Radio Spares etc; use only the flat ceramic types. Some model shops carry suppression pack with the 3 capacitors you need. Cheers Doug 😎