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    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    I am a retired firefighter and at the age of 74 I have decided to take up the hobby of RC model boat building and sailing. I also build static model period ships and I am considering building and flying model RC gliders.
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    ๐Ÿ“ I'm Back - Thankfully
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello Colin,

    Good to hear from you as well. Thank you and a good 2024 to you as well.

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘

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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello Lew,

    Thank you for your kind comments. It is unfortunate, but not surprising the number of fellows that have had, or are suffering from this dreaded illness. Some so young they have not had a chance to get started in life. But now to happier things - Where did I put that captain's chair??? ๐Ÿ˜

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ I'm Back - Thankfully
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello Dave,

    Thank you for the kind words

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ I'm Back - Thankfully
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello Bill, Really nice to hear from you. all the best, Greg

    ๐Ÿ“ I'm Back - Thankfully
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Thank you, Doug

    ๐Ÿ“ I'm Back - Thankfully
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    jumpugly - Aye aye sir!

    ๐Ÿ“ I'm Back - Thankfully
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Thank you Nickthesteam

    ๐Ÿ“ I'm Back - Thankfully
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello Doogle,

    Thank you for your kind comments. I must say it is good to be here! ๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ“ I'm Back - Thankfully
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello Hermank,

    It certainly played with my mind, not knowing what the outcome would be and of course I was not the only one who had the worry. My wife and family suffered as much as I did. So although I had concern for myself I also worried about my family's wellbeing. My wife and I have been together for 51 years and I did not want to have say goodbye. Still, all is well now so she can start commenting again on all the modelling I do and lack of grass cutting, decorating, emptying the dishwasher and so on!!! ๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ“ I'm Back - Thankfully
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello MauriceL,

    Thank you for your reply. It certainly was a wake up call. I'm now 75 and I would I would like to be around a bit longer!๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ“ I'm Back - Thankfully
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello Hermank,

    Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately I had a cancer scare with weeks of uncertainty whilst I underwent various tests. But fortunately in the end I was cleared. The other problem with me getting back to modelling was my Arthritis which is another story!๐Ÿ˜

    But I'm back now!

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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello Wolle,

    Thank you for your kind comments.

    ๐Ÿ“ I'm Back - Thankfully
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello everybody,

    After a period of ill health and an unwanted health scare I have returned to the building of my model boats or will be in the next few days or so. Just got to get organised!

    Anyway, I just thought I post this message to let you know that I'm still around and look forward chats and adding post in the coming weeks.

    All the best to you all and a Happy New Year!

    Greg

    ๐Ÿ“ Boat Fittings Supplier
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks for the information concerning Bekra Models. Unfortunately Newton Abbot is about a half an hour drive from here and due to my health at the moment I am unable able to drive any distance.

    But thanks for letting me know.

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Cardboard Lifeboat Kit
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello Colin and Bill,

    I hope you are both well.

    Thank you for your posts. I found out about the model by receiving an email from Scalescenes. And as I have built many of their kits for my model railways I thought I would download it and have a go. I only started it on Monday afternoon and have built the build cradle which comes as part of the kit and I have just started cutting out the and gluing the hull supports. If all goes well it should be fun to build. The best thing about these kits are that you own the download for life so if you mess something up you can reprint the page that the part is on and start again at no extra cost.

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Cardboard Lifeboat Kit
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello everybody, I have not posted on the forum for a while because of some responsibilities I have to take care of which are taking longer than I expected. I am also suffer with some ongoing ill health that recently manifested itself which has slowed down my building projects.

    Having said that, I have started a small side project. The build is a 1:76 scale static display 52 foot Barnett Class Lifeboat. The model is made using card and printed detail sheets. This kit is available to download from scalescenes.com. The kit reference number T040a and is available in model railway gauges N and OO. A link to the Lifeboat kit's page is copied below.

    I just thought I would post this in case anyone was interested in building this little model.



    https://scalescenes.com/product/t040a-lifeboat/
    ๐Ÿ“ Building The Footy Bob-About Sailboat Supplied By SLEC UK
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello Ronald,

    The building is going okay. I have the electrics to finish and then apply some coats of yacht varnish to the hull. But you are quite right, the jungle, sorry, garden is starting to become foremost in my mind. To be able to get the Brownie points from my wife to be able to continue building models we went out yesterday and purchased a load of plants. So I have those to get in. ๐Ÿ˜

    The other thing that is slowing down my model building is that I have a small business selling on Etsy which I need to update and do some work on. So, I'm working on the garden and business at the moment. But I'm bound to get bored and back to model making soon! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Building The Footy Bob-About Sailboat Supplied By SLEC UK
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello flaxbybuck,

    First, sorry for the delayed reply.

    With regards to false booms, you are correct in thinking that they are fixed and rigid. After cutting the main mast and false booms to length a whole is drilled in the main mast at the appropriate position as shown on the plans. A whole is then drilled in one end of each of the two false booms. You then cut a small piece of steel rod (which comes with the kit) and pass it through the whole in the main mast and bend it to the correct angle as per the plan. Once I was happy with the angle I glued the rod in place with Epoxy resin. When the resin had hardened I then fitted the two false booms in place with Epoxy resin and made any final adjustments before the resin had set.

    I hope the above helps.

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Website Notification Email Problem
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello Stephen,

    Thank you. All okay now.

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Cockpit Seat
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello Neil,

    Thank you for the link. I'm surprised that the chair from them did not show in my searches. Not the right keywords I suppose.

    Thanks again.

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Website Notification Email Problem
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello Bill,

    Thanks for that. That's great.

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐Ÿ“ Website Notification Email Problem
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello River Rat,

    Thank you. I'm not on my own then!

    I did send a message to the site support a couple of days ago about the problem but have not had a reply yet.

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Cockpit Seat
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Having exhausted my online searches does anyone know where I can get a cockpit seat fitting for the MOD Police Launch I am building like the ones in the picture? Without having to order from China which is were the seats in the picture are from.

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Website Notification Email Problem
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    I have stopped receiving notification emails concerning replies to my posts and I also think I'm not getting any emails notifying me of private messages, new follows and rank changes. I have checked that these notifications are all switched on which they are but I now no longer receive any of these emails.

    Has anyone else had this problem? If so, can they tell me how to overcome it and start receiving emails again.

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Switched Battery Box
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello flaxbybuck,

    Thank you. Yes, that's a good idea.

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Switched Battery Box
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello Dave,

    Thank you for the information. Okay I now see what the addition lead is for. The battery holder takes AA batteries of which I was going to use just disposables but I might now purchase some rechargeable batteries as well.

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Switched Battery Box
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    I have just fitted the battery box and receiver on my Bob-About sailboat and I'm just about to fit the switch for the battery box but once again as a person with a limited brain to understand what I have here in front of me I'm now confused again.

    The switch unit has two wires on one side. One wire terminated in a socket and one terminated in a plug. the other side of the switch has one wire only which is terminated in a plug. Obviously the plug on the wire from the battery holder goes into the socket on one side of the switch and the switch is then connected to the receiver by a wire with a plug but what is the other wire with the plug for?

    I have added a photograph for reference.

    If anyone can help I would be grateful.

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Switched Battery Box
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Sorry for the delayed reply. For some reason I have stopped receiving response notification emails to my posts.

    Hello Doug,

    Thank you for the advice. I have got the fuse to add to the electrics.

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Switched Battery Box
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Sorry for the delayed reply. For some reason I have stopped receiving response notification emails to my posts.

    Hello Bill,

    Thanks. Yes I got some fuses and holders having been recommended to use them to protect the electrics.

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Switched Battery Box
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง firefighter ( Lieutenant)
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    Sorry for the delayed reply. For some reason I have stopped receiving response notification emails to my posts.

    Hello flaxbybuck,

    Thank you for the good advice.

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘



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