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>> Home > Members > Colin H.
Registered
22nd Jan 2011
Last Online
17th Oct 2018
Colin H.

Member Stats
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Member No. 1312
Registered 22nd Jan 2011
Last Online 17th Oct 2018
City HEREFORD
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 8
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 408
Photos Posted 276
Likes Received 370
Likes Given 729
531 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Worcester Model Boat Club
Since: 22nd Jul 2017
Harbour
VALIANT
Type: Tug Boat
Emanuel
Type: Tug Boat
project X
Type: Other
Rust Bucket
Type: Working Vessel
+4 More
Fleet Admiral!
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
Top Ranking Member!
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Boats in Harbour 8 64
Forum Thread 5 345
Forum Post 2 816
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 70
Photos Response 3 45
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 15
Build Blog 20 40
Blog Post 5 50
Blog Response 3 234
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 729
Received Likes 2 740
3156 Total Points
Good Conduct Medal
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Recent Posts
1-35 Scale Schenllboot By TeeJay by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 hours ago
Some help!!!! Sounds painful, get well soon, all the best, Colin.

Margaret's health by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
That's great news John, happier times ahead, best wishes Colin.

Another toy pond yacht???? by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Sounds rather professional, I'll be making the dummy blanks from plasticine from my grandsons play box, then making a silicone mold as the lead free lead melts very quickly at low temp. Using an old saucepan on the barbecue soo gets results. Cheers Colin

New app keeps failing. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
The app which updated recently is really annoying, it switches off while typing a post or reply. And won't let me upload photos. I have to keep going to the site via a Web browser. Cheers Colin.

Another toy pond yacht???? by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
I was thinking of making a mold and casting the lead keel weight (using lead free from a batch of material I got from the fishing shop). Cheers Colin.

Another toy pond yacht???? by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Well Martin, the cloth is full of small holes and when I tried to put them on the seams started to give way. Also I think there should be some lead attached to the keel, there are hole in it and a feint shading difference about an inch wide along the bottom edge both sides. Cheers Colin.

Another toy pond yacht???? by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Picked this baby up on freecycle, hull length is 19" with a beam of 4". Will need a good clean up and repaint sails are a bit rotten so will need to be replicated. Mast and booms are okay, just need to be cleaned up before refitting. Now I need to find out what make and model it is also don't know what colour it should be as the person who gave it said it had been repainted at least twice in the last 25 years. Sorry but the app is not uploading photo's. Cheers Colin.

Margaret's health by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Sweet dreams dear lady, keep your health and talk to us John, deepest sympathy. Colin.

Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc.... by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Snap, I'm a bit of a restoration freak myself, a lot of our vintage sailing boats look terrible with bright new looking sails so my wife nicks a tea bag and washes in tea allowing to dry naturally then dabbing with a wet tea bag to add shading then iron dry, wallah antique sails. Cheers Colin.

Margaret's health by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Chin up mate, we're all with you, best wishes to both of you. Colin.

Styrene Allergy? by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Nerys, my son is allergic to all types of plastic glue, so he only works with other materials. I am allergic to rust, not good when you work with iron and steel. I have to use gloves and a mask. It may be advisable to ask your gp for a skin allergy test. Cheers Colin.

Taycol supermarine dimensions. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Sorry Doug, must need new specs, the mounting holes will be on a slotted base plate to allow for final adjustment for and aft. So any dimensions that change should be okay. Cheers Colin.

Taycol supermarine dimensions. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
The picture and details Doug posted were useful but the important dimension for the centre line of the shaft above mounting base line isn't quite clear enough to read. Any one got a clearer copy of the details list they could post on here would be appreciated. Cheers Colin.

Margaret's health by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hope you get through it shipmate, best wishes for both of you. Cheers Colin.

Hull internal finish by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi there, I seal hulls inside with Eze-Kote resin, clear long lasting and quick drying, ready to paint within an hour at normal room temperature. Hope this helps you. Cheers Colin.

Anteo 2 Tug by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Dick, I have a few tugs and the largest at 49" uses a geared 540 running from a 12v 7ah sla battery giving a good 90mins running time. This model weighs in at 15 kilos ready to sail. I also have a caldercraft model tug Joffre. Which is about 30" long and runs using a 6v monoperm motor and gearbox. 6v 4.5ah sla battery giving about 1 hour run time. Weight is 5kilos ready to sail. Hope this helps. Cheers Colin.

Where's our mate?... by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Thanks Doug. That's useful stuff. Cheers Colin.

Where's our mate?... by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Cheers mate, I'll look forward to making a mock motor to align with the prop shaft ready for the real thing. Don't worry about the dims if you're not too well. All the best for now, Colin.

Where's our mate?... by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Hope you feel better soon mate, have started on my commander, I think about 3 weeks and should be ready to start rebuild. Have you got the dimensions for the supermarine base mounting points and height of shaft centre line would be helpful. No rush on getting it finished as you know I go for my knee operation on the 18th. Apparently they have free WiFi for the patients so at least I can keep following the boating news. Cheers Colin

Wave Princess by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Hello there, easy to send P. M. To any member, just click the members name on a post, then click the private message button, put your questions etc. Then post. It will not be seen by anyone else but the member you send it to. Cheers Colin.

1/24 crew figures by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Super looking detailed model, if you ever feel the urge to slate the roof I have available 500+. 1/12th scale pre cut vinyl slates, which are free plus postage. Pm me if interested. Cheers Colin.

Paddle Steamer For Sale by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Thanks Doug, I am very interested in purchasing your boat, but can't get to collect it till early November as I can't drive at present, going into hospital for new knee and the surgeon said I should be able to drive again 1st week of November. But please don't wait for me if you need to sell before then. Cheers Colin.

Paddle Steamer For Sale by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Super looking model, where are you and how much. Cheers Colin.

Rebuild starts by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Is it possible to fit new bearings in the existing shaft tube, if not I have managed to get old shafts out by carefully heating the tube using a soldering iron inserted into the end and as it heats up applying rotational force gently back and forth until the the glue gives way. This has worked for me on wooden hulls. Cheers Colin.

1/24 crew figures by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Not always as 1/24th is a very popular scale, my wife uses this scale. Cheers Colin.

Hobby King receiver clones by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
Thanks jbkiwi, 2.4ghz isn't a problem, most of my vintage rx's are from the 60's through to the 80's. 27mhz and 40mhz. But it's good to have all the information I can get about all systems as I expect 2.4ghz will become vintage one day. Cheers Colin.

Hobby King receiver clones by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Hi Bryan, I have found problems, even with matched crystals, the usual problem is that the some of the old rx's would not operate with a tx from a different manufacturer. I have acoms, futaba, Fleet and magregor as well as some unbranded tx's, but some of the models which I have aren't working with tx unless it's the same brand as the rx. This problem is mostly on the 27mhz models, although a couple of 40mhz systems have had the same problem. I always buy matched pair crystals. Even some am sets which never have a problem. So I thought if I can make a chart showing what is compatible with what. Cheers Colin.

Hobby King receiver clones by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Thanks Martin, I understand about binding 2.4ghz but what really is my problem is the Compatibility of older 27mhz and 40mhz setups, also which crystals will work in which setups. This is where the compatibility chart will help. Cheers Colin.

Cross Matching tx/RX from different brands. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
As a vintage model restorer and user it would be handy to have a chart showing which branded tx's will work with which rx's. I have an assortment of radio gear from the early 60's to quite modern 90's, but as most of the models I have were donated to me without either the tx or occasionally the RX sorting out with such a chart would be easy. 27mhz and 40mhz. Along with the more recent 2.4ghz. Could be split into 3 sections, to show compatibility. Sounds like a challenge, but together we could compile such a chart. ANY TAKERS. Cheers Colin.

Hobby King receiver clones by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Thanks its very handy, just need other brands now to see if they can match. Cheers Colin.