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    ๐Ÿ“ Smoke spaghetti
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi One & All
    Thank you Doug for the links, I am using one from Component shop to power the LED's on one of my boats.
    The item in the photo's is a unit that works on 3.7 - 12 volts, in photo 2 are my attempts to bypass the jack plug and the on/off switch, some how I have burnt out a few,
    Product Introduction:
    1.Diameter:20mm
    2.Operating Voltage:3.7-12V
    3.Frequency:113+/-3KHz
    4.Quiescent Capacitor:3000+/-15%PF
    5.Rated Voltage:70V (max)
    6.Rated Power:2.5W (normal use 1.5W)
    if any one can see just were I have gone wrong, could you please point me in the right direction.
    Thank you
    Fred

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    ๐Ÿ“ Smoke spaghetti
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Doug
    I have taken this from the details that are on eBay, I hope that it is of some help.
    Circuit board product voltage: DV 5V
    Current: 300mA
    Power: 2W
    Frequency 108KHz, fixed frequency single-chip microcomputer
    Driver board size: 35*20*17mm (L*W*H) (there will be slight errors)
    Strong versatility, large amount of fog, stable performance, the chip has an automatic timing shutdown function (4 hours of continuous work will automatically shut down protection, if you need to turn on again, press the power on again). 5V USB power supply mode, can be powered by MICRO charging cable.
    Atomizing film parameters:
    The net diameter of the atomized steel sheet is 16mm, the outer diameter of the silicone ring is 20mm, and the wire length is 8cm.
    Product voltage DV 5V, current 300mA, power 2W, frequency 108KHz, hole number 740, hole diameter 5um
    The microporous atomized sheet produced by us is coated with a special glaze protective layer on the surface of the ceramic sheet, which is resistant to acid and alkali and prevents the silver layer from being corroded and oxidized by the liquid.

    ๐Ÿ“ Smoke spaghetti
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi One & All
    If I may put my two penne's worth in, I have been using the tank smoke units in my boats for the last few years, the one in item 26 is the old style of smoke unit, the new ones are more compact, with care the fan unit can be removed and placed some were different in the boat, so far I have stayed away from the "E" cig this is only due to my lack of knowledge, I have tried to go down the route of the water Mini Ultrasonic Mist Maker Fogger Water Air Humidifier, but so far I must have burnt out some 10 control boards, I have tried the 5v doughnut Ultrasonic Mist Maker, this has work but take up a lot of room in the boat.
    If any of you electronic wizards can work out how to get these humidifiers to work on say 7.4v could you please put up a list of parts and some form of drawing.
    Fred

    ๐Ÿ“ More of the Wheelhouse
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Quick update, I have now painted the hull, I used 1/8" pin stripe car tape to make the dividing line between the black and red of the hull, I also used 13a wire to make the piping from the fresh water tank to the galley.

    ๐Ÿ“ wheelhouse & deck hatch
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    So far I this build is going better than I would have thought.
    I have now fitted a smoke stack to the galley, I made this from a drinking straw, and the deck hatch cover is tissue covered which I then used diluted PVA to give it that rippled look, I then painted it with a mix of cockpit green and satin black

    ๐Ÿ“ Wheelhouse update
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    A quick up date, funnel now Red & Black & the w/h has it's first coat of beige.


    Fred

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Welsh Retriever
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Sorry just going off topic, Roy I for one still have a tennis ball on a length of string in my pondside toolbox.
    Fred

    ๐Ÿ“ Wheelhouse & Funnel (more)
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi One & All
    So nine days ago I started on the making of the funnel, well the brown paper worked better than the rolled sheet, I also had a go at making rivets with PVA glue, yes I do think that they are over scale, but I think it gives the funnel some character and yes they will not be seen when it's on the water, in the end the funnel will be Red top with the rest being Black.
    I was going to do the wheelhouse in a cream as that was the colour I had to hand, when looking through my stock I found two tins of Beige, so that will now be the wheelhouse colour.
    I have also fixed the rudder servo in place, one thing I do not like is having to run the control rod over the deck, and last I glued on the noworking freeing ports
    Fred

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wheel House & Funnel
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Flaxbybuck yes I know what you mean, but I must admit I just used the veneer to get the best amount of cover from the small amount of veneer that I have.
    When I do the 1/24 puffer that I have then all will be different.

    Wolle thank you for your comment
    Fred

    ๐Ÿ“ Wheel House & Funnel
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi One & All
    Now that that Christmas thing is past us now, itโ€™s back to the puffer.
    I have done some work on the wheelhouse, put duck boards down so the skipper will have warm and dry feet, used wood veneer inside and out, marked the outside to look like planking, will cap the top of the wheelhouse when all the other parts have been fitted.
    I then moved onto making the funnel, I had the idea that I could make this from some sheet roiled into a tube, I cut some sheet into the size that I needed rolled it around a pen the poured hot water over the sheet, outcome it did not work for me, so back to old school brown paper and string (LOL) I rolled the paper into the size that I needed and fixed the ends with super glue, I all so used brown paper for the funnel rings, I think it will look O.K in the end.
    Fred

    ๐Ÿ“ Glue for wood to Plastruct?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Steve-D
    I have been using Devcon 2 ton Epoxy, I got mine from my local model shop
    You have a 30 minuets holding time and a full set in 8-12 hours
    Fred

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Puffer winch
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Hermank
    I do know that my Great Grandfather x 3 was born in Charlwood in Surrey and was the Church Warden, so it could well be.
    Fred

    ๐Ÿ“ Puffer winch
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi One & All
    now that most of the Christmas preparations are done, I had a go at weathering the winch on the puffer, all I did was spray some water onto the winch then laid some fine steel wool onto it. in time I will put some mat varnish on to it.

    ๐Ÿ“ Winch
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi One & All
    I have now finished making the steam winch, I must say this it is a very nice kit, just need to do the painting & weathering now.

    Fred

    ๐Ÿ“ misplaced wives
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Well the one thing is in the end we always have the last word even if it is " Yes Dear"

    Fred

    ๐Ÿ“ Steam Winch
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi One & All
    today the steam winch kit from Langley Models dropped through the letter box, now on to the build.

    ๐Ÿ“ Planking Finished
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi One & All
    I have now finished the planking, so moving on I have had a look at a stem winch, looking at it I feel the the time for me to make one that looks right it would be cheaper to buy one, I have found one on Amazon, it is a Langley Models Marine Steam Winch at a cost of ยฃ19.21 at a scale of OO.
    Fred

    ๐Ÿ“ AliExpress
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi One & All
    I also have dropped AliExpress, due to my order not being sent, they even said that I had refused the goods, on that they refused to give me a refund, even PayPal said that they would be unable to get my money back, as AliExpress has its own set of rules with regards to refunds, I now only use ebay.
    Fred

    ๐Ÿ“ Stuffing box grease?
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    I use plumbers grease,

    ๐Ÿ“ Deck & Rudder
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi One & All
    Now that things are sort of back to normal, I took a break from planking, and made the forward companionway and the rudder.
    Looking at the photos I now think I need to get a new camera.
    Just a quick note if any one is thinking of going to the Harry Potter world, I think it is worth every Penney.

    ๐Ÿ“ Rear Deck
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi One & All
    Quick up date rear deck now planked and sealed, also started on the foredeck.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Reply to Doogle
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Doogle I use 2x.05mm timber from Cornwell Models, and .05mm thread for the clinkering, as for the puffer it is semi scratch build, other than the hull it is a case of what I had to hand at the time, I will be getting most of the fittings from Marks Model Bits
    Fred

    ๐Ÿ“ 1/72 Clyde Puffer
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi One & All
    Back in 1997 I purchased two vacform hull for a 1/72 Clyde Puffer along with the drawings from Sarik (drawing MM1410), as we have been having some bad weather of late and due to their size they started to look like a good boat to start building in the house. (just to keep warm), over the last few weeks I have joined the two halfโ€™s of the hull, fitted the motor and shaft, alone with the deck, I have made a mistake when it comes to fixing the rudder, I should have made some form of fixing that went into the hull, so that the rudder had some were to fasten to, (will sort that out later on in the build) also I need to make some form of support for the shaft as I think it will in time work its way lose, moving on, the stern deck has been started and over half has now been planked.
    Fred

    ๐Ÿ“ Robert (Bob) Rice
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    It is with great sadness that I have to write this.
    Robert (Bob) Rice passed away peacefully in his sleep, Bob had been under the weather for some time, and today he lost his fight with his illness, and has now crossed over the bar.
    Our thoughts go out to his family.
    Bob was a leading member of the Swiss Cottage MBC in Shoreham by Sea Sussex he served as Chairman for a number of years, he was also the biggest fund raiser for the R.N.L.I, Bob was presented with a figurine of a Lifeboat Crew Member by the Shoreham R.N.L.I. in recognition of his fund raising.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Reciever problems
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Stephen
    You could try asking about you R/X problem on the Association of Model Submariners forum, see if you can talk to Dave Frost

    I had trouble trying to get a R/X for my boats in the end I found that Engel do an R/X that works with my F14



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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS T-class submarine
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Denko
    I have a 1/48 Mk3 "T" Class, I also have some plans for the T in 1/32 some were in the loft. I also a Holland that need building.
    Have a look at the Association of Model Submariners facebook page


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMSmembers/?locale=en_GB
    ๐Ÿ“ Fuse position Rttl installation mod
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Roger / Rogal118

    Have a look at Component Shop go down to Action as there are a few fuse boards that may do the job.


    https://www.componentshop.co.uk/action-electronics/power.html
    ๐Ÿ“ Fuse position Rttl installation mod
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Rogal118
    Me I do not add a fuse at all, but some say if you do put one in then it should go between the battery and ESC so that the ESC is protected, then some say it should go between the ESC and motor then the motor is protected.
    I use the 10/60 Hobbywing ESC on all my boats I have never had any problems.
    Fred

    ๐Ÿ“ ROBBE U47
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Sorry the write up should have been
    Hi Quattroo
    Have a look at these site
    AMS should be ably to help you, also take a look at R&R Model Engineering
    Beckโ€™s Model Marine & Sheerline Model submarines on facebook

    ๐Ÿ“ ROBBE U47
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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