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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: CGINGA1V
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Looking Superb!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: CGINGA1V
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Coming along just great. ๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Yep same here - undecided and picked Lizard- oops! โ˜น๏ธ

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: CGINGA1V
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Sorry to hear you haven't been very well. I hope you are soon back to100% health. Unfortunately it seems to be one of the problems of getting older. Pleased to hear you are back to the modelling. All the very best Duncan

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Really pleased to hear that you are so much better and fit to travel. Have a good flight back to the UK. Looking forward to hearing from you one day when you have started on the Bruma. I know that you have it on a back burner but I'll be interested to follow how you manage the conversion to allow it to also be a sailing craft. I hope the way I've tried to tackle it with some of your advice has been of interest to you? I've finished the first layer of planking and have now applied filler. I will sand it back outside when the weather improves - to save too much dust inside! Been suffering horizontal rain all day today! Best wishes Duncan

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1st layer nearing completion
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Alessandro, Building has come to a halt whilst the grand children are staying with us. Two reasons. 1) I have had to remove everything from their bedroom/modelling room and 2) they keep me that busy I have no time!!
    The only progress is the 1st layer of planking is complete. Next stage is filling and sanding. I want to do the sanding outside to avoid dust in the house so that will also be weather dependant! Will update the build blog before the second layer starts.๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1:4 scale Clinker Dinghy
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Beautiful model - well worthy of a gold award. Looking forward to seeing a sailing video once you get some sails for her!

    ๐Ÿ“ City of Sheffield Tyne lifeboat
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Wonderful detail as always. Well done!

    ๐Ÿ“ 1st layer nearing completion
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Nearly there with the 1st layer of planking. Been a bit of a challenge especially around the stern. Once the remaining planks have been added I will shape bow and stern, fill between planks and then sand back before starting the second layer. Having planked from the deck towards the waterline I decided to because of the hull curvature the best way to complete the the planking was to then start from the keel and work towards the completed side planking. It seems to have worked out as a good method. Hope this might help future builders of this model. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hiya,Roy,
    So sorry to hear of your health problems. I hope you will soon be back to 100% health and back to modelling. At least you were abroad where your son lives, so that must be a great comfort to you all. Take care. Very best wishes.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Death of a member.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    So sorry to hear your really sad news. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. I hope your wife has a fast recovery. Sincere condolences to one and all. Take care. Duncan

    ๐Ÿ“ Pond Noodle buoyancy
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Planking slowly coming along. Attaching each 7mm strip of limewood with Aliphatic glue. Before fitting I'm spreading the glue the entire length of the strip to waterproof it. I've decided to put strips of Pond Noodle under the flooring to stop any build up of water and also to provide buoyancy if required - hopefully not!! It also provides a suitable scratch free support for the hull when turned upside down as the deck is already complete. It is getting more tricky as I'm now encountering curves in two directions. I'm using a Model craft electric plank bending tool which certainly helps. Unfortunately it is rather time consuming and then I keep having recurring thoughts that I need to do it all again for the second layer! Hopefully with a flat surface to glue to it will be easier - wishful thinking! ๐Ÿ˜Š Happy Easter to everyone. Cheers D

    ๐Ÿ“ Planking
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Doug. No the planking will be in the same lateral plane. I will arrange to have an overlap on the joints on the first layer of planking. When I built the Amati Italian Roundabout (Riva Aquarama) the limewood planks for the first layer were 7 mm wide but the mahogany planks for the second layer were 8mm so you automatically got an overlap! Great idea!

    ๐Ÿ“ Planking started
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    First few planks attached. Gosh a lot to go and then when finished start again with the second layer! Using Amati planking clamps and also Micromart screw clamps. The latter are expensive to buy in the UK but make the job easier. I'm steeping the planks in boiling water and then using my electric plank bender to form the shape. The Amati planking clamps take a bit of time to assemble so be aware if you are going to buy some! The spring clips help to keep the edges of planks together. I'm coating the inside of the planks completely with Aliphatic glue to waterproof them. Some internal parts of the planks will be impossible to get to later.๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I'm using Aliphatic glue which I think is called carpenter's yellow glue. The reason I'm using this is because I've been told it is waterproof and I'm coating fully the internal side of each plank as they are being attached to the frames. It will be very difficult to waterproof later as some parts of planks will be inaccessible. The instructions also advise to do this but they said water the glue down. I've not watered the glue down as an internet post about this type of glue said that the glue doesn't need to be watered down for waterproofing. Disadvantage is that it doesn't go off very quickly like CA. On my Riva build I used the same method except I spotted in-between with CA to hold the plank in place so I didn't spoil the mahogany finish with nail holes! This method worked really well. I will probably use this method on the 2nd layer of planking on my Mantua Bruma. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    The main part of the question is 'the process of bending thin strips of wood to create the curves' in my opinion should have been steam bending - exactly what I'm currently doing on my model! Once the strip is the correct shape I can then use these to start planking the hull. What is this world going to be like if we trust AI to do everything!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ“ Link for available sail winches
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Sorry here is the link from my earlier post.



    https://www.componentshop.co.uk/55g-sail-winch-servo-4-turns-end-to-end-travel.h
    ๐Ÿ“ Available Sail winch
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Alessandro,
    The Component Shop based in the Wales UK has a number of similar sail winches in stock. The one similar to mine with 4 turns - but has metal gears is only ยฃ14.99. They have others available with 1.5 to 6 turns on the drum.
    Here is the link and when I just looked they are in stock! It is a very good shop for anything to do with models especially electrical items.
    Let us know how you get on. Cheers Duncan.๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Winch setup
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Alessandro,

    Here is the link to the winch servo that I'm using. Unfortunately they are currently out of stock of this particular model. They also sell one that is more expensive with metal gears.



    https://howesmodels.co.uk/product/4-turn-standard-size-drum-winch-servo/?mot_tci
    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Didn't stay at 90% for long! Got yesterdays wrong which dropped me to 87%. Today's was Ok (had it before I think) but still I am 87%! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    ๐Ÿ“ Winch setup
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Alessandro,
    In reply to your question I got the winch servo from Howes Models in the UK. It is a King Max 4 turn sail winch and it only cost ยฃ9.99!
    The reason I have done all the layout of the equipment as it is easier to plan and line up when you can see through the hull. Lining up the motors and the prop shafts is also much easier when you can see through the hull sides. In addition, fitting the plastic leader tubes and the small corner winches would have been impossible without being able to put your hands through the sides of the hull. The motors I will leave in place and cover with plastic bags for the remainder of the build. Now that I have the position of the servos I will remove these until later.
    I used a similar method when building my Riva Aquarama because once the sides are on access to the fixing of the rudders is near impossible! It worked well. I have also done a build blog of how I did the Riva model called Amati Riva Aquarama. Hope this is helpful. ๐Ÿ˜Š As you probably realise that this is not a standard build of the Mantua Bruma as I'm trying to make a version that will also carry sails rather than just be motor powered. For this reason a lot of time is pondering how to accomplish things and the small amount of space doesn't help - but it is a challenge! The build blog is also slow because I have trouble at times with painful hands - a price for getting old!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Winch setup finally decided
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    After a lot of deliberation I think I have finally decided on the layout of the winch and lines etc. The corner pulleys are on elastic cord to enable it to take up some possible slack. The plastic tubes will take the sail sheets out to the deck area. The next problem is where to put the receiver, splitter and the two ESCs. I'm thinking of making a box to mount them under the middle cabin roof to contain all these electrics. All the setup of the corner winch pulleys needed to be done before planking otherwise it would have been very difficult - if not impossible. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Port is always the same side of the boat no matter which way you are standing. The red port light is always on the left hand side of the boat (stern to bow).๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    None of the answers are correct in my opinion. The only one that is a stretch of water is Belfast Lough. All the others are chunks of land . After a bit of research I believe one of the options should have been North Channel.๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Radio signal ???
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Good job you have a friendly neighbour! It reminds me of an advert that use to be on TV but the trouble was the garage door kept smashing into the bonnet of the car! Lucky this wasn't the case for yourself!

    ๐Ÿ“ Orca the final cast member
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Brilliant! Looking forward to a video!๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Non true brass prop shaft in a kit.
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Unfortunately I don't have a lathe or space to accommodate one! I'll have to see if I can find someone who has one that can help me. Thank you for your suggested solution. Cheers Duncan ๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Non true brass prop shaft in a kit.
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi, Just wondered if anyone else has ever suffered the problem with an out of true brass prop shaft supplied within a kit? I seem to have two - one worse than the other - see video. I have a solid coupling which is easier to see the problem plus in the photo is a universal joint as well. When testing the motor alignment I noticed that the motor was violently moving up and down with the universal coupling. So I used the solid brass coupling and could see the movement more easily. The couplings have the correct size of holes so no play. Any suggestions to making them true again? Cheers Duncan

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ra IngaIV finished ?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Looks superb. You have done a fantastic restoration job. I feel very envious!! I'm looking forward to seeing a sailing video! ๐Ÿ˜Š



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