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progress by tomarack Commander   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi, first picture.. keel plywood 8 mm, this way I have done shaft for detachable keel next.. keel for Capricorn 3kg ,Keels for Gusty Cat. Kim Holland uses only 0.6kg in a gentle wind for his model with a lead bulb of only 0.6kg. I had a 1.3kg fin during one of the boat trials, but with a sudden gust of wind, the model almost lay on his side (I was not able to release the mainsail sheets quickly) - then I shed water and dried the inside of the model ... fortunately without any problems...

Her Majesty's Savior by circle43nautical Petty Officer   Posted: 9 days ago
That's a great model kit. I have built several Dumas kits over the years and have never been disappointed. They allow you to use your imagination and skills; but my first RC project some28 years ago was a Billings Boats 1:20 USCG 44 foot Motor Lifeboat like yours with an ABS hull and wood superstructure. To be honest, I've been working on her for as long as I've been a father! Always adding details or overhauling, I reckon. A couple of years ago I took her apart and repainted the hull. Now I am periodically reassembling her with 52' Motor Lifeboathe original fittings. My present project is a Barracuda RC Boats 1:12 USCG 52' Motor Lifeboat, of which there are only three kits world-wide. The actual MLB "Triumph" (CG-52301, 2 were built in 1935) was lost with all hands during a rescue attempt off Cape Disappointment, WA in January 1961. My Father built strong aircraft, and I always preferred boats. I overbuild my boats in the same manner. My weakness is that I can't wait for the glue to dry. Looks good & keep up the great work! GO CUBS!

Seen in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard by tidtug Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
There was also at marchwood a model air sea rescue boat that was a hospital boat. Ive not seen one since or a photo.Does anyone know?

Seen in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard by tidtug Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
Yes a few years ago they and other boats were at Marchwood there used to be a small show of different air sea boats.I also jumped on a German Eboat just to say I had been on one.They also had a Harbour Defence boat called MEDUSA I went all over that .its Southampton water but I am afraid it’s all been pulled down now.If you do get on with the skippers of either boat ask them about marchwood.

FELIX by Inkoust Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Model German docks from Krick, ABS hull, superstructure plywood, model is illuminated with reflector, position lights and mast, drive DC motor MIG 500 Boat 12V, controller 45A Turnigy bidirectional, LiPol battery 7.4 V 4000mA. The model has good stability and driving characteristics. I recommend this kit to all mildly advanced modellers. Good and accurate version of the model kit.😉

FELIX by Inkoust Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
[Score: 9/10] 25"/1500g FELIX Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a MIG 600 Boat (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Turnigy (45Amps) ESC - Comments: Model German docks from Krick, ABS hull, superstructure plywood, model is illuminated with reflector, position lights and mast, drive DC motor MIG 500 Boat 12V, controller 45A Turnigy bidirectional, LiPol battery 7.4 V 4000mA. The model has good stability and driving characteristics. I recommend this kit to all mildly advanced modellers. Good and accurate version of the model kit.

More Planking by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 25 days ago
Please never say it's easy. When I start my 46" version, I'll be going in like a bull in a China shop. I foresee a total disaster for mine, and then another boat quietly vanishes to the tip with the rubbish lol 😕 Yours looks very professional. Love the two colours of timber. I have wood to do that, but I'm only doing the outer edge of the deck. Still, Elco PT boat to do first. Thanks for the update. Cheers, Dave W 😊

Blackpool Model Show by ilewis Petty Officer   Posted: 26 days ago
Current list of clubs & individual exhibitors attending goes as follows (although there might still be late additions) Blackpool & Fylde Model Boat Club Fleetwood Model Yacht & Power Boat Club Bury Metro Marine Modelling Society Rawdon Model Boat Club Mutual Model Boat Society Heywood North West Model Shipwrights North West Scale Model Boat Club The Ribble Model Boat Club Sevenoaks Scale Model Club Ribble Valley Radio Controlled Truck Club Southport Model Boat Club Teeside Model Boat Club The Hull Model Boat Group Kirklees Model Boat Club Manchester Armoured Division Durham RC Truck & RC Construction Club Lifeboats Enthusiasts Society The Surface Warship Association The Vintage Model Yacht Group National Association of Road Transport Modellers John Dowd Michael Rudd John (Amos) Hamer John Eva Dave Scott

RAF rescue launch shape by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Hi All, surprisingly (to me anyway) there is a cross-link here to the Elco PT boats! Apparently Scott-Paine took his 70ft PT9 HSL/PTB design to America looking for cooperation with Packard for engines and extra production facilities. This was the birth of the Elco PT Boat series! We all think of them as American, but the design was British 👍😉 From Scott-Paine's biography- "PT boats (First Pic shows Elco 70-foot (21 m) PT boat PT-10 in 1941) In 1939 agreement was reached with the American Electric Launch Company (Elco) to purchase a British Power Boat 70-footer (later named PT9), as a template for American production under licence. PT9 (second pic 1940) was taken by the US President Roosevelt to Elco’s works at New London, Connecticut. On 3 October Scott-Paine met President Roosevelt and senior Elco representatives at the White House to authorize the creation of a new naval arm, the PT Boat Squadrons. (PT boat was short for Patrol Torpedo boat). Production started at a new Elco factory at Bayonne, New Jersey in January 1940. The Canadian Power Boat Company was set up by Scott-Paine in 1940. This produced 39 boats, mainly MTBs. After the passing of Lend-Lease in 1941 comparative trials, nicknamed the Plywood Derbys, were held between rival American boatbuilders, Elco winning both. Elco went on to produce 754 70-, 77-, and 80-foot (24 m) PT boats, including Jack Kennedy’s PT109 as well as the boat that rescued General Douglas MacArthur from Corregidor. Later years In December 1944, Scott-Paine received a cheque for $200,000 with an accompanying letter of appreciation for his contributions made to the development of the PT boat from Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal. The money was from Elco and was brokered by legal teams, releasing Elco from any and all further liabilities concerning the license rights." Well! Did you ever !!😉 Cheers Doug 😎

JOINING BATTERY & RECEIVER CABLE by Les-Forbes Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Ah Insulting Tape. LOL. That's for Donald Trump. I think I may have ordered the wrong switch fitting. I thought they were all the same. But the one I received does not fit the receiver, its a tad too fat. Perhaps I can return it for the correct fitting. Problem is I not at all versed in the various pugs types and associated names for them. You have been courageous in stopping me kill this little bit of apparatus. Not wishing to waste my time on this murder, I applied two new transfers to the little Proboat Westward 18 in preparation for its initial sail. I have three ponds I can go to, Knightswood Boat Club, Elderpark Boat Club and Richmond Park Boat Club. All within fifteen minutes drive of me. The suspense is killing me. Thanks again.

GALA DAY VARIOUS by Les-Forbes Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Knightswood Boating Club Glasgow. A pipe band was in attendance today, making the fun and excitement even more intense. Why did I think this was going to be a small affair. I was so wrong. Well done Knightswood Boating Club.

GALA DAY VARIOUS by Les-Forbes Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Knightswood Boating Club Glasgow. Part 2. Again, great day with smashing stalls and a childrens play centre, with Knightswood Club providing a variety of small power boats for the children to get "Hands On' experience. It was a joy watching their faces when they realised it was THEM that was actually sailing the boat's. My only regret I didn't have my small grandson with me.

GALA DAY VARIOUS by Les-Forbes Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Knightswood Boating Club Glasgow. Great day out for everyone, from babies, children and those who should know better. Smashing atmosphere and I got a free coffee just for being there.

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Neil, the suggestions about prop support are all valid, just different takes on things. I would (if you intend to repaint the hull) sand off to key, or prime the old paint prior to installing the shaft, as it will be easier to repaint and prep. Question, sorry if I missed this, is that a new shaft with new bearings? If not get new from shg marine (they are at the Blackpool, show, and the midlands engineering show if you can get to either, I'm not sure where you are?) they are dirt cheap, called aceteal or something similar, they water lubricate, and cost about £2 each. Roll the inner shaft on a piece of glass or a mirror, this will tell you if its bent, any sign of this, get a new one, or you might have alignment and vibration issues. (glass is totally flat! there's a free tip to test you prop shafts ha ha !!👍) same can be bought from shg, and get stainless. Back to the support, the thing Dave mentions is a piece of wood that fits between the hull, and the shaft. The shaft is then epoxied to this, giving support, but it wont be true to original. You have the original support, so remodel this to fit your new angle. If you use any bolts etc to secure, use stainless so they don't rust. Once painted, it will be hidden, and its underneath anyway so cant be seen. It will need to be tight to the outershaft, once positioned, you could solder, as they are both brass, and either feed into the hull bend over and epoxy, or screw as per original. Here is my big fireboat, its twin, but the concept is the same, the support came into the hull, and on this example, I put a brass pin through, and epoxied it all

fairey huntsman 31 1/6 scale by englishbiker Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Got this boat about 3 weeks ago could not beleave the price i won it for £26.01 its 63 inchs long (5feet 3inchs)the guy that started to build it had passed away it had be in a damp shed for 3 or 4 years.The cabin top was half fitted and when i fitted it the cabin was twisted. All so the couriers had damage it around window frames,but i wanted to keep it as it was so repaired the damage and did not replace it.After lots of wet towels and wifes old micro wave a few swear words when i burnt myself i manage to untwist the cabin.A lot of you might not like the planking i have done but i wanted it to stand out.I used styrene over the repaired window frames so it would be easyer to paint them and to make them a little stronger.Cabin now planked a wood strip to fit between cabin top and deck to stop splashes getting into the hull.I have had 4 strokes so my brain works a little diffrent now and maths is one thing i have lost.If any one has a copy of fairey huntsman 31 1/6th scale to sell please let me know as it would help a great deal any spelling mistake i will say sorry for now here are so photos of where she is at now.I say she as i am going to call the boat LADY LUCY after the old boys daughter also going to put brass plate on with built by tom as he did build most of it and its a nice way to remember him