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    Display model of a 1934 "America's Cup" J-Boat Class Racer. Currently under construction. This model has some great rigging detail. "Mariner" thinks so too..... (8/10)
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    πŸ“ getting old
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 45 RBM
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What temperature setting did you find works best without discoloring the brass? Did you use a silver solder, or just general purpose plumbers solder?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 45 RBM
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Umi,
    Looks like the top and foredeck are the place to start. Do you do your cutouts with a moto tool? I have seen two different color schemes...one the cabin is white, the other is aluminum.......Did you make your decals on testors decal paper? If so what font? Ariel Rounded MT Bold? What scale/size is the racing stripe and logo?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: London Model Engineering Exhibition 2020
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What a fantastic event!
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    πŸ“ getting old
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ok, what is a β€œVictoria” sandwich?
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    πŸ“ Grease
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Lucas β€œRed n Tacky” It is waterproof.
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    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Right now just studying the plans to determine future needs and plan of action. There are no real written instructions, just a couple of pages of diagrams. Thinking of changing motors to brushless.
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    πŸ“ North Texas Shipwrights RC boat club
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    North Texas Shipwrights – 26 Jan 2020 – Towne Lake Park, McKinney, TX
    Weather- Sky conditions- 1500 ft. Overcast/ Winds NW 3 – 4 kts/ Temp 16C/ Humid – 91%
    Four Skippers braved the chilly, damp day to pilot their craft. The water conditions were relatively smooth with the exception of occasional wind ripples. The regatta went well with the exception of poor Cashrc….he had a superstructure failure on his new PT boat, and a motor failure on his Graupner (which was rescued – photo 9-10). However, his new mini- USCG 44MLB operated great! Bravo Zulu! I got my steam oscillator to run after sitting idle for a year, but did not put my steam launch in the water as my receiver battery was unreliable. I will be ready next time!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 45 RBM
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow!!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 45 RBM
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    BTW...after transfer to the Coast Guard her designation became USCGC Chilula (WMEC-153). The WMEC stands for all Weather Medium Endurance Cutter.
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    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Outstanding!! Have you shown any of these to USCG Museum Base Seattle, WA?
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    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    BTW, is that a 52 footer in the background?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 45 RBM
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ok, when I really get involved in its construction, figure how far I want to go scale, I will deffinately be in contact with you.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 45 RBM
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very nice detail!
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    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Where did you find the extra parts? Is your extended railing brass rod?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pretty much done...well, mostly done
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow! πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Telemetry Camera
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I haven’t had to test the transmission range yet. I will post my results, and video when I complete the testing.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Springer hull
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Interesting hull design.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Piscataqua river gundalow
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Your scratch build of the Lateen rigged barge is an outstanding accomplishment!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bit more
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Cash,
    Looks good! BTW, the orange can contains a gas powered de-watering pump with suction hose and firehose. It can be deployed as firefighting apparatus or to pump out a sinking vessel. Can’t wait to see it run!
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    πŸ“ HMS RODNEY 1/96th Build
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    G6SWJ DE KL7JQ
    QTH England?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 45 RBM
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ok.....that’s what I have.

    Tnx!
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    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I will have a look at that. Have you found any particular adhesive, and filler that works best for styrene?
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    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Mine has a raised bow deck....did you cut yours away?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fun with railing
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here is some detail for you....not the best of quality, but from the 44 MLB ops manual.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fun with railing
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    They are air intake chambers for the engines. Each one contain a float/plug that closes the air passage when the boat rolls over in the surf.
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    πŸ“ HMS RODNEY 1/96th Build
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Your detail is fantastic! Is this a kit, or scratch build?
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    πŸ“ Telemetry Camera
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What I wound up with is a RunCam 3S. I chose it because it is fully self contained with it’s own (replaceable) battery, microSD (64GB) card, and wi-fi capability that make viewing and controlling the camera on a smart phone.
    Dimension: 40x38x37mm. Weight: 69g (with battery). Resolution: 1080p@60fps.
    This is the link for the users manual: https://runcam.com/download/runcam3s
    Price: $73.53 - Β£56.28
    I don’t think it is waterproof, so it will require a sheltered installation.
    https://runcam.com/download/runcam3s
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fun with railing
    4 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hey Cash!
    Do you know what the box like shapes on the cockpit outer walls (Next to the firehose) are for?
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    πŸ“ 45 RBM
    5 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is the latest acquisition for my Harbor…Graupner 2155.V2 Twin Jet Boat. This is the same boat that the USCG uses, Medium Response Boat 45 (45 RB-M). The major superstructure difference is the raised deck area on the bow. I have studied the possibility of cutting this away for a more scale look…..buuuut…..it looks like I will have to settle for semi-scale. Otherwise the color and decals will match.
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