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    📝 Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
    9 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,

    Minor update, spent time adding panels (some not required= sub roof and floor) to the cabin, and designing roof beams.

    Regards Roy

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    💬 Re: PT 596
    9 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Martyn,

    Italeri 1: 35 Elco 80 'torpedo Boat PRM Edition 510005602:-



    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Italeri-35-Elco-80-torpedo-Boat-510005602/dp/B000MBW7MQ
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Italeri-5606S-Elco-80-PT-Boat/dp/B001AIV366/ref=sr_1_22
    💬 Re: Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
    9 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,

    Thanks everyone for your kind comments.

    I work as a Carer and that is most probably why I have caught Covid so often, had all the jabs, last time was about a year ago.

    So to all be aware Covid is still around, and if you are vulnerable take extra care.

    Have a Merry Christmas, (mine is on hold at the moment, but I should be OK by the New Year)

    Kind Regards
    Roy

    📝 Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
    9 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,

    Have done a bit more to the cabin.
    Unfortunately I've now contracted Covid for the 3rd time.

    Regards Roy

    📝 Free Christmas Prize Draw!
    9 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    In the cartoons, what is the name of Popeye's arch-enemy?

    In the 1933 'comic strip' it was xxxxxxxx
    until August 1957, being the last of the 125 Famous shorts in the series.

    But in the 1960s Cartoon his name was changed,
    Popeye cartoon released between 1960 and 1963 with 220 episodes produced.

    📝 Free Christmas Prize Draw!
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi shipmates,

    18th Dec: Changing course to face towards the wind is refered to as what?

    After some checking looks like.

    'Harden up' - Turn towards the wind; sail closer to the wind.



    http://www.deepbluesea.training/nautical-terms3.html#:~:text=Harden%20up%20-%20T
    📝 Alternative Christmas Quiz
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,

    An Alternative Christmas Quiz!

    These questions have been created with the help of Psychologists and Neuroscientists.

    Beware ⚡
    Your scores may have an influence on your humour.

    Questions:-

    1. What happens if you cross a sheepdog with jelly?
    2. What does Elon Musk’s Christmas Cards, say?
    3. Who is Santa’s favourite singer?
    4. How does Darth Vader like Turkey cooked?
    5. If you eat Christmas decorations, you get?
    6. Santa went speed dating, what happened?
    7. What do you call a snowman with a six-pack?
    8. Who's Rudolph's favourite singer?
    9. Kate Bush has to turn her heating off, because?
    10. How did Mary and Joseph know how heavy baby
    Jesus was?

    Answers
    1. You get the collie wobbles!
    2. Tes-la Season To Be Jolly!
    3. Elf-is Presley.
    4. On the dark side.
    5. Tinsillitis.
    6. He pulled a cracker!
    7. An abdominal snowman!
    8. Beyon-sleigh.
    9. She's ‘Running up that bill’.
    10. Because they had a weigh in a manger.


    Sorry!

    Regards Roy

    📝 Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,

    A sudden warm spell allowed me to go into the shed.
    Start to cut out the basic sides to the Cabin.
    Glue two sides together.

    Regards Roy

    📝 Can anybody lend some insight about this boat?
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Dave,
    A photo of type in use (Feb 1990-June 1992)
    found below:



    http://sailingvesselchrista.blogspot.com/p/my-us-coast-guare-carrer.html
    📝 Vosper 43ft Type ASLR
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    These are the only pictures I have of this build, it is now in the 'The Solway Aviation Museum, as a Air rescue display The Museum is an independently-run aircraft museum located near The Carlisle Lake District Airport in Cumbria.

    📝 Wings and Wheels
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    https://www.wingsnwheels.net

    Wings and Wheels
    North Weald Airfield
    Nr Epping
    Essex
    CM16 6HR

    https://www.wingsnwheels.net
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    📝 Can anybody lend some insight about this boat?
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Dave,

    Some Pictures of similar craft, from the internet.

    Regards Roy

    📝 Hull sealing
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Jordan,

    Yes, should be OK for most paints. but always test the paint on a scrap piece of the sealed wood first to be on the safe side.

    Regards Roy

    📝 Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,

    Back in the utility room as shed too cold hit minus 10°C, fingers stopped working.

    Added some semi scale hatches.

    Also an attempt to create a plan of rear/stern of cabin.

    Regards Roy

    📝 Model boats in an Austrian model show in 2010
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,

    As there have been few Shows on the last few years, I thought you may wish to see an old one I had the opportunity to see while on holiday.

    Austrian model show at St Wolfgang area in 2010.
    I am only uploading pics of model boats, there where examples of other model types.

    Regards Roy

    📝 Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,

    Rear /cabin deck is of 3mm ply, used part of low resolution sketch to determine the size and position of the base of the cabin.

    To make things complicated the sides of the cabin are not straight, but bend inwards at the halfway point see first pic.
    The front sections of the cabin tilt forward at the halfway point. thus the roof is narrower than the base of the cabin and projects forward at the front just overlapping the start of the cargo area.

    All-in-all a complex shape to make.😭

    Added a 3mm cabin base then another 3mm riser (10mm all round smaller), as there is a air gap before the cabin floor starts, this is because in the real world the cabin is detachable and can be removed for replacement or to access the engine bay for major engine maintenance etc.

    Regards Roy

    📝 Hull sealing
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Skippydrew,
    You can buy special balsa sealers but they are quite expensive, I plan to use a acrylic sealer, which is soft (acrylic is softer than polyurethane) and cheap.

    Rustins MDFS250 250ml Quick Dry MDF Sealer - Clear, around £5 a tin

    But I'm no expert

    Regards Roy

    📝 Keil Craft boats
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Stephen,

    Here is the Cataloge for Keil Kraft Marine Models 1960

    Regards Roy

    📝 Keil Craft boats
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Try this ?



    http://eezebilt.tk/
    📝 A Trip to Windermere Boat Museum
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates.

    Windermere Boat Museum is not cheap to visit, as per most tourist traps, but interesting.
    Back in ‎‎April ‎2012 I visited the place and have just found some pictures from that day, that may be if interest.

    There are some early racing craft!

    Regards Roy

    💬 Re: Guestbook
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Ron,
    I live in Cumbria, in a area of sparse population.

    I belong to Darlington model boat club, but it is a 90 mile roundtrip away.

    Carlisle model boat club is about 100mile round trip.

    Lakes of the Lake District National Park are unsuitable for model boats.

    There are no model shops selling boats /fittings etc in Cumbria, buy most stuff online.

    Regards Roy

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    📝 Guestbook
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,

    I have been a member of the web site for a few years and I like many of you, are little worried about the future of the Hobby, with that said.

    This site is a God send for many of us who live in remote areas and have to travel a great distance to a club or water to meet other mad people, like myself who spend their time building and sometimes actually sailing model boats.

    Thanks to all of the members who contibute and ask questions, give advice, provide enthusiasm and make people welcome to this little family.

    Kind regards
    Roy

    📝 Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,

    A warm minus 4°C this morning in Sunny Cumbria in the UK.

    So had to rip off the cargo hold roof, and windowed sections and cut down the sides to the correct hight and angle, removed some cross braces, may replace later ?

    Cut out the 3mm ply rear deck that the Cabin will be constructed on, have added some bracing around 3 sides, hope the sheet will stay flat, will add more under the 3mm ply.

    Regards Roy

    📝 Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,
    Another 'Disaster!' "Just cannot measure a bit of wood", the middle cargo area is wrong the windows are at too steep an angle.
    Have dismantled roof, removed windows panels both sides (may need to rebuild) and cut down the sides of the main cargo area to get the angle correct.
    Have had to order more 1mm(0.8) ply.

    Regards Roy

    📝 Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,

    1. Stick roof on main cargo compartment
    2. Added 4 holes to lifting points.

    Very cold in shed ate a bowl of porridge before I went out there.

    Regards Roy

    📝 Joysway mini racer
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Joysway mini racer
    RTR boat very small and fast, have taken it on holiday.

    📝 Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates
    1. Cut out windows x 10.
    2. Made light boxs x2 for windows and painted white.
    3. Added 4 plates for lifting points.
    4. Packed main cargo area with polystyrene.
    5. Added two lights to door area.

    Regards Roy

    💬 Re: Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Thanks stevedownunder,
    I have infact just brought some clear 2mm Perspex A4 and have been working on an idea to use LED lighting inside and a image.
    Regards Roy

    💬 Re: KNK Mini Jupiter M401
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi DWBrinkman,

    Thanks for saving another model, looks very neat hopefully does'nt need too much work to restore to working order.

    Jupiter M401 (Chikyudo Model Co.Ltd)

    Regards Roy

    📝 Spell checking
    10 months ago by 🇬🇧 CB90 ( Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,

    Having trouble with the 'Spell checker' on the site which nolonger seems to be working, anyone else noticed this, I need this tool as my Spelin is useless.

    Regards Roy



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