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Anteno 2 tug by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I used an old cooker hood as the basis for my spray booth with the filters taken out and vented outside, and has built in lights. I also use it as my silver solder/brazing and small welding jobs using the back wall as one side with simple hardboard sides and a rotary table (old party susan) if you can remember them, it works really well and allows spraying in my workshop in the winter months.

aeronaut classic by sandgrounder Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
i have bought a aeronaut classic kit to build over the winter , i have had to suspend other models (tugs) due to fumes and winter ventilation . it will be my first wood kit build , i would like to fit a brush-less motor in the Classic but do not know which motor i could use to replace a speed 400, can anyone recommend a brush-less motor for the classic

HMS BRAVE BORDERER by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks all for your help and suggestions. Plenty to noodle over during our cold winter nights. Rowen

HMS BRAVE BORDERER by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks jbkiwi and RN in Munich for your suggestions: Have never used Ali Express, those components look interesting. Will follow up. I have used a battery alarm of the type suggested and it does work well. Have a couple for use once back on water. The rule about adding a capacitor into the ESC circuit is new to me. Have ferrite rings fitted so will now explore adding capacitors too. Are these is series or parallel with the wiring? The relays are not used with diodes or any electronic gubbins. Wanted to make the circuit as simple as possible for a Mechanical Engineer, so used one separate relay per ESC. The relay operation is controlled by a RC switch off another Rx channel. It seems to work. Am aware of the back feed possibilities and hope to have avoided them with the separate circuits. Appreciate any thoughts though, can add diodes if necessary. Am using a new FLYSKY 10 Ch. Tx/Rx on this model which opens up a host of programming opportunities. Am experimenting with various features such an the interval between Fwd/Rv also limiting ESC response. As am now using the brushless motors essentially in unison, also toying with controlling the 2 x ESCs on a “Y” lead on a single control. Much to think about, pity our winter has arrived early and the pond has been converted to a skating rink.

First Snow! by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
She looks fantastic Ed, you must be very pleased! I don't know when we will see snow here this winter, if at all. Steve

Air boat by Purser1944 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks am going to make another one which will incorporate a pusher prop . At least that’s my winter project when all my fleet have been dry docked etc, did one last night ( 42 inch pilot boat ) a V.T. Nelson. Only another 14 to go.

Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc.... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Useful to know about Vanish. It certainly worked on my Star yacht sails. Fortunately the sails on the Ailsa yacht are lovely anyway, just some new rigging cord required. I would say the sails were the same as bed sheets. I used some white spirit to clean the deck on the Ailsa. Most of the dirt being handling muck. Then I waxed it with 3M wax...twice. It's wonderful stuff which I bought for our historic narrowboat's new paintwork. It was a wooden boat and when I replaced the cabins and had painted them with Tra-mar Coatings hand made enamel paint, I waxed them with 3M's wax and they went another 3 winters before I sold the boat, with the rain still rolling off in beads. The Ailsa is now waiting for some spar varnish over the repair's creamish paint. I couldn't match it perfectly, but I didn't want to repaint the whole hull. All the repairs are under the waterline so it shouldn't show. The Star...I never heard of them using aluminium for masts. How would they have kept the rigging eyes in place? Martin

HMS M.33 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Good luck Steve, Know exactly what you mean about both biting the bullet (Deans kit prices!) and space! Earlier this year I bought the Deans kit for HMS Manxman, one of the Abdiel class fast Minelayer / Cruisers. Had been fascinated by this ship since I built the Airfix 1/600 version as a kid and read about her history on the Malta resupply runs and minelaying at Genoa, where I have recently worked with the Fincantieri shipyard. She's my main winter project,WHEN I have some bench space available, she's about 1.5m LoA!! I must say though, the kits aren't cheap but pretty comprehensive 😊 some fettling of the fittings seem to be necessary though. Bon chance with your Monitor, interesting subject 👍 Look forward to your build blog. Cheers, Doug 😎

Boat hull by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Mick received with thanks it will keep me busy during the winter I will try and post progress when i start cheers Bob👍

USCG POINT GLAS by Inkoust Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Thank you very much Doug, I'm trying not to let go of it. Now I'm going to the ZOBEL class 142A submarine fighter. I will slowly finish my work again because I have been on the shelf for almost a year, and now I have started again. Winter will be long, so I have to take long winter evenings. Then I have the HMS TYNE still distributed in the shelf but here again I finish ZOBEL. I send greetings to Germany and I hope that the construction works well. Zdenek🤓

Transmitter-Rain Cover by ukengineman Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
Many years ago I used to do a lot of glider slope soaring. Standing on top of a hill on a windy day in the winter soon numbs the hands. I solved the problem by using an old tea cosy with a hole in the top. If the was rain around then a plastic bag was used over the top of the cosy. Alan

just need cable (wire)... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I couldn't find a way of ordering different colours, but Paypal playing up messed it all up for us anyway. I'm not a patient man so said to my wife, "sod em , get it from ebay" It'll turn up when it wants to. I don't do much on boats in the Winter, but I must remember to cycle my batteries somehow or they'll die. I hate working models! Martin

PS Waverley by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Yes, that's what I liked; well populated and 'Alive'. Makes all the difference, especially for an excursion ship. 😉 If he uses a Dremel or similar he'll probably break lots 😡 I use a small pin chuck for my 0.3 - 1.0mm drills, gives more control and 'feel'. @ Marky; thought I remembered you paddlin' about somewhere😉 just got the ship wrong 🤔 How's it goin' matey? Now back to prepping terrace and garden for winter 😡 me poor ol' back! Cheers All, Doug 😎

A Tragic Tale Unfolds by boaty Admiral   Posted: 3 months ago
Winter of 1967 / 1968 was a bad time for trawler losses. St Romanus, Kingston Peridot and Ross Cleveland went down. The St Romanus and Kingston Peridot were side haul boats and this made them unstable when taking in nets that were full. I don't know what type Ross Cleveland was but soon after we had lessons in school about the tragedies and our teacher explained how the later stern haul boats were much safer. Boaty😁

S.H.G Black tornado by thatsinkinfeelin18 Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
hi got this off internet not eBay!!!! going to over the winter add meteor 40 engine propshaft n' tube were already fitted as was water scoop n' outlet ,rudder , trim tabs,a 2channel Acoms r/c receiver and and 2 servos no trans. but it did all work ( all in a gooy margerine tub possibly the best part of 40 yrs worth of GOO!!!! Hull /deck look to be in good condition! will keep u informed on "resto" over the winter months regards