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    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)
    (Other) Pesce Volante
    Static kit from Gilberto Penzo modified to Rc on rudder only (5/10)
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    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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    πŸ“ 46" RAF Crash Tender
    2 days ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here are some photos like the other post also light fitted in my crash Tender. Afraid I made the mistake of putting it centre didn’t notice it was off centre
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    πŸ“ 46" RAF Crash Tender
    2 days ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    You have will try and find it tonight
    Ian
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    πŸ“ 46" RAF Crash Tender
    2 days ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I think the top mast light is an anchor light and the one on the top of Cabin below the mast support bracket is a bow navigation light. There was also a stern light fitted as a later addition just above the 93/94 numbers on stern. Also cabin lights fitted inside.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Puffer
    3 days ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Video from Margam Park
    Puffer at Margam Park
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    πŸ“ Direction Finder
    6 days ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Got the idea now for posting videos many thanks Doug
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    πŸ“ Direction Finder
    6 days ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Intending to have it running when prop is going forward only with ic switch and a relay

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    πŸ“ Direction Finder
    6 days ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Trying you tube link
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    πŸ“ Direction Finder
    6 days ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Will try you tube
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    πŸ“ Direction Finder
    6 days ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Trying video again
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    πŸ“ Direction Finder
    6 days ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Trying photo
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    πŸ“ Direction Finder
    6 days ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sending from iPhone video

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    πŸ“ Direction Finder
    6 days ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here is video
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    πŸ“ Direction Finder
    6 days ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi looking for a bit of advice. Would this be DF okay for trawler can’t get much slower or anymore degrees on turning. For the Caldercraft Milford Star ex minesweeper
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Upnor, Thames Sailing Barge
    11 days ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Brilliant job well done. First class model.
    Hope you bringing it to Cold Knap show on Saturday. Would like to see a close up of all the rigging looks complicated.
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    πŸ“ 46" RAF Crash Tender
    20 days ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Doug That’s the ones I got through your help last year when I was renovating the old crash Tender.
    Ian
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    πŸ“ 46" RAF Crash Tender
    21 days ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Found the photos I was looking for. Bit faded with age but hope they help with the colour.
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    πŸ“ 46" RAF Crash Tender
    21 days ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The cowls could be rotated I made mine the same as the photos. Can’t find the paint details I had from vosper drawings. Am sure it was dark grey tops of anti slip and light grey side. The photos look like white buts think it is just the light. As far as I could find they never had white tops.
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    πŸ“ 46" RAF Crash Tender
    24 days ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    have some old photos maybe help you from a previous build
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    πŸ“ Direction finder aerials /water pumps
    1 month ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin you not the only one I also post and hope for the best.
    However do find a lot of guys here are a great help with extensive knowledge in modelling
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    πŸ“ Direction finder aerials /water pumps
    1 month ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Have got some small geared motors spare and can work through my 6 volt reducer in use with the smoke generator. Switched in conjunction with my esc so it runs when the prop runs. Also the same switches to run pump for engine cooling.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Puffer
    1 month ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Crew figures were included in the kit from mountfleet. There is also the third one of the captain which I have put in the wheelhouse

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Puffer
    1 month ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Next time I have it out will try and video I can also try in my test tank at night might show lights better.
    Thanks for all the positive comments
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    πŸ“ Puffer
    1 month ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    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.

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    πŸ“ Direction finder aerials /water pumps
    1 month ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Many thanks for all info and photos a great help. Will follow your advice have a very small geared motor and an adjustable voltage regulator I built from circuit on the web slows the motor by adjusting pot. without loss of power.
    Will put on some photos of the Fifie soon.
    All the best Ian
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    πŸ“ Direction finder aerials /water pumps
    1 month ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the reply here is the photo taken from a model it is the Caldercraft Milford Star same as I am starting to build
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    πŸ“ Direction finder aerials /water pumps
    1 month ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the info will send more details next I have a query
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    πŸ“ Direction finder aerials /water pumps
    1 month ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Many thanks. The boat I am about to start is the Caldercraft Milford Star and saw the direction finder on the parts list. Have seen it on a photo of the model and if it turns while the ship is sailing I would like to make mine work the same. I fitted a water pump in the Amati Fifie I have just completed with it pumping out water from the side, as engine cooling and would like to incorporate it in the Milford Star if it had the same thing as the effect is quite good. I enjoy adding these extras to my models where they were fitted in the actual boats.

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    πŸ“ Direction finder aerials /water pumps
    1 month ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Need some advice do direction finder aerials turn all the time when a trawler is at sea. Second do steam Trawlers have water spurting out the side same as small fishing boats.

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    πŸ’¬ WWII Italian MAS 562
    9 months ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I would like to build MAS 473 any idea where I can get the plans with the curved stern an in photo

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    πŸ“ just need cable (wire)...
    9 months ago by Elsrickle ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I get mine from Howes Models by the metre various sizes

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