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    Walston (Fifie)
    Amati kit not much extras fitted this time only Navigation and interior lights and water cooling pump, also all working rigging and Mizzen sail. Fishing buoys all tied with strong nylon with 3mt coil below if boat is lost floats give its position.
    Puffer
    Built from Mountfleet kit. Chain drive operates Rudder . Puffer sound, whistle, smoke generator, working lights Navigation and interior also flickering orange and red for boiler fire.all switched from transmitter.
    (Fire Boat) Fire float Mk2
    Old kit which I renovated tried to make near as original. Quite fast with the brushless motors. (Motor: Graupner) (ESC: Hawk) (8/10)
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    Static kit from Gilberto Penzo modified to Rc on rudder only (5/10)
    (Naval Ship) MTB 77
    Italeri Kit with triple screws running from one Esc had to fit larger rudders for better manoeuvrability (Motor: MFA) (ESC: Mytroniks) (6/10)
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    First RC yacht build (5/10)
    Recent Posts
    πŸ’¬ Re: (Other) PS Waverley
    24 hours ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Excellent model. Well built with plenty detail.
    Build to be proud of.
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    πŸ“ D/Finder, Water Pump
    4 days ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Direction finder built and working. Brass part of linkage should me on photo5, the motor used was small geared 30rpm motor with speed controlled by preset voltage reducer on veroboard third photo. Video of d/f running on test. Second photo of pump support and fourth photo of pump fitted in position. Have changed original voltage controller not happy with operation. So now fitted a 5 volt regulator to supply a small esc connected to the throttle control. This gives me a trickle of water out on start and a progressive increase in flow as propellor speeds up. Am busy now on the last working addition trying to make an anchor winch with a free flow drop and rewind up. Should be done for next week hopefully, then on to the lighting system.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Electronics
    11 days ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sorry guys photos went out of sequence when I posted
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    πŸ“ Electronics
    11 days ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    First photo is an attiny IC kindly made and programmed for me by martin 555 to send a message in Morse code from the Morse signal lamp. Commenced building various vero boards circuits, from left after martin’s IC the first is the two unequal cycle timers for the d/f and Morse light. Second is the variable voltage controller for water pump and direction finder. Third is switching controller on throttle to bring on d/f, water pump and smoke generator. Fourth is a voltage regulator three of them two 6volts for lights and smoke generator and one 5volts for Morse lamp. Fifth is unequal cycle timer to simulate flickering boiler fire working with smoke generator, (Tried flickering leds but not happy with them). Also have a quad switch for lights and single switch for horn from action electronics. Unable to find that type of circuit to build so had to buy them.

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    πŸ“ Deck Fittings 2
    11 days ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Have continued with deck fittings.power switch fitted in deck and front hatch made to hide switch. Fish pond, hatch, trawl boards, winch and stern duck boards all completed and varnished. Bow railings made on template and painted as well as funnel and side gallows also completed. Water tanks have made on printer get nice rectangle cubes to size and painted ready for fittings.

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    πŸ“ LATEST SMOKER, E-CIG ELEMENT
    13 days ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi graham93/Martin thanks guys sounds like an interesting addition for a steamship, will be looking into it for my next steam fishing boat. More satisfying to make your own rather than the bought ones.
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    πŸ“ LATEST SMOKER, E-CIG ELEMENT
    13 days ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Martin at this stage just a little curious about the smoker. Could be an interesting project for later, but have enough on my plate at the moment.
    Ian

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    πŸ“ LATEST SMOKER, E-CIG ELEMENT
    13 days ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    What’s the liquid you use
    Ian
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Hull &Deck
    17 days ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Think it’s the photo when the deck sits on it is a nice fit all round
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Another Exhaust Smoker
    18 days ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for the info. Afraid the programming of the chip a bit much for me, the timers circuits not a problem have used them before with success. However enjoying the progress of the smokers you doing a good job
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    πŸ“ Deck Fittings
    18 days ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Have decided rather than the follow the instruction to build each section. I am going to build most of the deck fittings before going further in the build. Some of the instruction are a bit vague and the drawing is not to scale, it will be easier to place items if already assembled. Have also made the small steps for access to superstructure from the deck as the drawing does not show any. Made with some old railing wire and plastic card chequered plate. Saw them on an old photo of the Sir Lancelot which was of the same class. Have fitted smoke generator in funnel and also fitted 2mm studs on base of funnel for better fixing to superstructure. The funnel is made from plastic drain pipe same diameter as the styrene pieces. The loudspeaker box will be fitted in the stern below the wooden slats where the ships boat sits this one is for the steam sound generator. As I didn’t like the printed sheets for fish pond and hatches have made them from strips of walnut and lime wood the same with the trawl boards. Fishpond will also be used as battery cover and front hatch will be the removable cover for the power on/off switch, the superstructure hatch is the cover over the steam whistle loudspeaker which will be fitted in the superstructure.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Another Exhaust Smoker
    18 days ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I like the smoke effect,it looks really good especially the way it pulses so realistic. Can you give me more info on the electronic lash up you have made for the pulse circuit working from the motor speed control and the electric circuits for the e cig and pump.
    Ian
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 34" Vosper RAF Crash Rescue Tender - Aerokits model
    22 days ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi it could have been tried it first on 11volt very fast and very unstable when you gave it full throttle. That’s the reason am on 7 volt lipos
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 34" Vosper RAF Crash Rescue Tender - Aerokits model
    23 days ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi the I have is the aero kit firefloat crash Tender 36 inch model
    Change to twin props as this was fitted in real ones

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    πŸ’¬ Re: 34" Vosper RAF Crash Rescue Tender - Aerokits model
    24 days ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I did a refurbish on one I got on eBay
    Fitted 2 brushless HPD 2920-4000 with 60a hawk esc’s running with 30 mm 3blade props also fitted rubber gaiters on top of rudder shafts as they were very close to the water line and I kept getting water seepage in the stern
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    πŸ“ Hull &Deck
    25 days ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Now got motor mounted am using a five pole, speed will be fast enough and these motors run quieter better to hear sound generator. Have put in supports for extra fittings, also added some cross pieces just to stiffen up the hull. Cut out the holes in bulwarks for doors and added two extra at stern for bollards. Base is also fitted for battery boxes with a piece of 50x6mm flat bar for ballast will add more at later stage if required. Drilled and fitted the intake for the cooling water. (Caused a bit of bother when checking out water line for ballast. Had the deck on with all the parts spread on deck didn’t need any ballast, till I found a lot of water ballast. Forgot to seal the input pipe.oh dear!!) Have fitted a piece of trunking along the side for the cables.
    Decks fitted out. Bow piece has 2 plastic tubes 5mm I/d fitted to hold leds for interior lighting with hole out at anchor winch for access to lights two blocks with inserts for fastening down winch.
    Wheelhouse also cut at bottom as going to be removable for access to lamps etc.
    White plastic on deck is for holding battery cover in place. Cutout for power on/off switch and a bit of extra support for forward mast also extra support on stern as that is for sound loudspeaker.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Milford Star
    1 month ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Did check out and can fit batteries ok will show when battery boxes go in

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    πŸ“ Milford Star
    1 month ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi guys I thought I would try to do a blog on the Caldercraft Milford Star I am building. As a retired maintenance electrician I had to have something to occupy my time and always fancied model boats. So am now in the second year of my model boat apprenticeship.
    All advice and comments are welcome as some mistakes will be made along the road.

    I have started by coating the inside of the hull with body filler and smoothing down. This should give the deck support a better grip, and easier to do now than when the deck is in position for smooth bulkheads.Have fitted extra support to rudder shaft and longer prop shaft to get motor more central.
    Will also be doing other extras as I go along.
    Especially with all the hull space just asking to be filled.
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    πŸ“ HMT Resolve by Caldercraft
    1 month ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Cormorant I have seen a system some time ago using a servo to release the drive when lowering. The anchor then drops on own weight when servo starts to raise the anchor the drive cogs become engaged again. Luke Grace was showing it on another site. Might work well with Martins idea.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: my harbour
    1 month ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Excellent collection of well finished boats.
    So good to see working lights.
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    πŸ“ Mystery Light
    2 months ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Martin could I possibly impose on you to help me out with the flashing Morse lamp. The guy from the club who said who could build the system for me has let me down and I can’t get hold of him to get the system he was building. I would really appreciate it if you could build me a unit which I will gladly reimburse you all costs for. The (at tiny ic) sounds good for the job. I only want a short greeting message.but will leave it to you to decide what unit is suitable. I would like to use a white 5mm led on six volts with a resistor using 30milli amps which I have already fitted.
    Many thanks Ian

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    πŸ“ Mystery Light
    2 months ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Martin It will be a few weeks yet as still a lot to build and some electronics to finish as well. At least now I can get on with finishing the wheelhouse now the Morse lamp is sorted out.
    Ian

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    πŸ“ Mystery Light
    2 months ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Martin that is a great offer if I’m stuck will let you know.
    Ian
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    πŸ“ Mystery Light
    2 months ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks that’s always another route. Though will try first to get a real morse setup working if possible.
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    πŸ“ Mystery Light
    2 months ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    That’s what I’ve been looking at. However another member in our club is well into raspberry pi units and has offered to program one for me, as it is a bit involved for me I’m still on basic electronics.
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    πŸ“ Mystery Light
    2 months ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks I was hoping it was but couldn’t find it anywhere. That link you sent Martin explains all. Now I can set it up to operate that way. The way DG say it could work make real sense. I have a couple of morse light systems planned so can go ahead now and experiment with them
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    πŸ“ Mystery Light
    2 months ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi all hoping to get some help identifying this light (no124 on drawing) it is on the wheelhouse of the Milford Star Caldercraft Kit. It was a Round Table class Minesweeper converted to a Steam Trawler. I want to have it working so would like to know the purpose of it. On the drawing it is called a Morse lamp but never seen one that shines 360 degrees,and doesn’t seem high enough for an anchor lamp. On the foremast their is already a navigation light and red and white lights for trawling, a stern light is fitted at rear of superstructure. What could be the use of this light?

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    πŸ“ Missing plans and construction booklet
    3 months ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Steve That’s fine just let me know if you need them.
    Ian
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    πŸ“ Missing plans and construction booklet
    3 months ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have plan and booklet for Presedent KD Perkasa if any help
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    πŸ“ 46" RAF Crash Tender
    3 months ago by Elsrickle ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sure you are correct. I had to battle with mine on the model as I incorrectly fitted it in the centre.so they possibly had same problem on the real one.
    Now making me think of changing mine to make it correct. I like things as near as possible to the real boats
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