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    That's all right, Mr Ryan. My Morse is so rusty, I could be sending him dimensions on Playmate of the Month.
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    Tsekoa 2
    Model Slipway Canadian "Tsekoa 2". used for dock - buoys and other maintenance work on the Pacific cost of Canada.
    (Tug Boat) R.N.L.I. Concept Tug
    This started out as a Seaport Dickie Harbour Tug, that came with a 40Mhz radio system, ESC and a small water pump. So the first thing was to remove the 40Mhz system and replace it with a new 2.4 alone with a replacement ESC, I also removed the water pump. It was now time to think how I was going to repaint her, as the club had been invited to out local R.N.L.I. station I came to the decision that I would make her into a R.N.L.I Concept Tug. (Motor: 540) (ESC: ESC from Chiner) (5/10)
    (Tug Boat) H.M.S. Attentif W68
    I think that this is a Assurance class Tug of world war two vintage, It has tank steering, sound unit and a water vapor smoke unit, H.M.S ATTENTIF W68 French Naval Tug. Allocated SNO Portland for towing Bombardons. Built 1938 Forges et Chantiers de la Gironde, Bordeaux. L114.75’. B27.75’. 672grt. 1000ihp 3cylTE steam engine. Armament 1x20mm AA, 2xMG. 1938 Delivered to French Navy. 19-6-1940 Arrived Plymouth. 3-7-1940 Seized and Req by RN. 9-1940 Based Devonport. 0-1940 Based at Aberdeen. 1-1941 Based at Milford Haven. 2-1941 – 1942 Based Aberdeen . 1942 – 1944 Based at Harwich. 5-1944 - 1945 Based Portsmouth. 6-1944 Towed 30ton crane 1206 Cardiff to Plymouth. 5-6-1945 Released from Overlord tug pool. 7-8-1945 Returned to French Navy, pennant A671. 1946-7 Renamed Locmine. 6-3-1964 Laid up at Brest. The Bombardons were large 200 ft (61 m) by 25 ft (7.6 m) cross-shaped floating breakwaters fabricated in steel that were anchored outside the main breakwaters that consisted of Gooseberries (scuttled ships) and Phoenixes (concrete caissons). 24 bombardon units, attached to one another with hemp ropes, would create a 1 mi (1.6 km) breakwater. During the storms at the end 1944 some Bombardons broke up and sank while others parted their anchors and drifted down onto the harbours, possibly causing more damage (5/10)
    (Other) Calypso
    A Billing's model of the Calypso, this is the ship that Jacques Yves Cousteau, sailed in his T.V show "The Under Water World of Jacques Cousteau" (Motor: 545) (10/10)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: T.i.D Tug
    3 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Tug Invasion Duty - Tug Inshore Duty - Technical and Industrial Development - Tug inside Dockyard

    The above are just some of the ideas of what TID stands for.

    There was a few based in Newhaven just after the war so I will go with Tug Invasion Duty.

    Fred
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    πŸ’¬ Re: T.i.D Tug
    3 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi
    TID 164 is in Chatham Dockyard well worth a day out if and when we can, have a look at this Facebook page, the guy who is running it is based in Maldon Essex and is working on restoring TID Brent.

    I don't know if you have asked this "What does TID mean" so far no one has an answer
    I have the Sarik plan and wood pack of the TID in 1/24 scale.

    Have fun with your buildπŸ‘

    Fred
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Tsekoa 2
    4 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Rookysailor

    Yes it is 1.32 scale,

    I got mine back in 1996 it sat in my loft until about 2000 before I started on it, then when I did start I lost interest for a number of years, then some two years ago I got it out of the loft and started again, but only bucked down to finishing her in the last six months.

    When you do start working on her just keep checking the plans as on mine some of the parts are not mentioned in the instructions.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Tsekoa 2
    4 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I was thinking of using some from preiser figures, like the workers in safety vests.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Tsekoa 2
    4 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I am thinking my be some Railway figures, πŸ‘πŸ€ž
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    πŸ“ Tsekoa 2
    4 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Model Slipway Canadian "Tsekoa 2". used for dock - buoys and other maintenance work on the Pacific cost of Canada.
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    πŸ“ Scissors
    4 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Have a look at these,
    Craft Snips eBay item number:372206353806

    Fred
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    πŸ“ RC for Submarines
    4 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Email sent, just reread your post saying were you are in the U.K

    Fred
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    πŸ“ RC for Submarines
    4 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Cormorant

    If you system has a "Module" I would think you may be O.K.

    If you have a look on the AMS forum look for a david f he is the man with most of the answers on open RS, he helped me out a lot, in fact he set my system up for me.

    If you send me your email address I can send you some photos of the "S" class, it will have to be when this weather sorts its self out as here on the south cost it is high winds and rain.

    Fred
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    πŸ“ RC for Submarines
    4 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Morning Cormorant

    I have only just picked up your post, I have been into sub's since the 1990's and have been down the 27 and 40 meg way, but on the demise of them both the sub fraternity started to look at other frequencies to operate our boats with, some of us have gone down the open RS route.

    i have a set up that fits my 2.4 transmitter so that I can sail all my boats with out having to have two transmitter.

    I do have an old John Darnell 1/48 "S" class sub just the deck and hull that is in need of work, you would have to work out the W/C and running system to fit.

    Do have a look at http://www.theassociationofmodelsubmariners.com
    http://www.rcsubs.co.uk/
    http://www.subcommittee.com
    Beck’s Model Marine on Facebook he took over from Sheerline

    Hope that this is of some help to you.

    Fred
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    πŸ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    5 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Mathew Beck of Becks model marine took over the Sheerling molds, he has a Facebook page, he just may have the info that you are after.

    Fred
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    πŸ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    5 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just had a look on one of the other forum's and it seems as if Model Boats did an article on the Deep Dive, sorry I do not know what year.
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    πŸ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    5 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I did not know that, you could try the AMS forum some one just may still have one, I still have the Type 7 that Harvey did but did not put into production along with the ORSV.

    I did read in Model Boats that Harvey's daughter is looking for any of his boat's that may still be around.



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    πŸ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    5 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I do think that Speedline Model's now do this kit.
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    πŸ“ thames barge
    6 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi
    i had one back in the early 90's and the one thing that I did was to make an add on to the rudder, this helped a lotπŸ‘.

    Fred
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    πŸ“ Hints and Tips.
    8 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi

    It is a YouTube vid if you look up RUSTING MODEL CARS! HOW TO MAKE RUST POWDER.

    fred
    RUSTING MODEL CARS! HOW TO MAKE RUST POWDER. ( _ )
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    MODEL CARS
    RUST POWDER
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    πŸ“ Hints and Tips.
    8 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi
    With regards to rusting, try putting some wire wool into a jar with vinegar do this in a well ventedπŸ‘ area, then after a few day's place some of the wool onto your model were you think rust would be and leave for a day, https://youtu.be/2HOSb03IOwA.

    Fred
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    πŸ“ Swiss Cottage MBC. Shoreham. West Sussex
    8 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi
    Just a quick update to let you know that we have changed the name of the club, the new name is now "Swiss Cottage Model Club"

    We are small and friendly group who sail our boats on the small lake set in the grounds of The β€œSwiss Cottage” Public House and Restaurant in Shoreham. BN43 5TD.
    We meet every Thursday and some Sunday's, (please see Diary Page).Meeting times are from 10.00-15.00. (If the Weather is bad we still meet, but go and have a drink/coffee and chat in Pub instead.) So if you are a modeller or like model boats, then why not come along to see us and have a chat, or have a drink or meal in the pubs garden or Restaurant, while watching the boats. We are always open to new members (waiting list in use.) or just bring your boats and make use of our Day Membership. We also have an IC section, which meets at Hove Lagoon Tuesday Mornings 8.00-12.00.

    If you are in the area then do drop in.

    The club has also a new website; https://swisscottagemodelclub.co.uk

    Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/groups/Swisscotagemodelclub.co.uk
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    πŸ“ Hints and Tips.
    11 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi

    If this all ready known just say.

    Have you every had to draw a line along a tube, if it is yes then how about this way.

    place the tube up to the door jam with the side that the line should be drawn along against the door jam, then run a marker pen down the jam thereby marking the tube.

    To put a line around a tube just tape a sheet of paper round the tube making sure that the edge of the paper mate up.

    Sorry if this is teaching you to suck egg's

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    πŸ“ Motor reversing
    12 months ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi All
    Well this is starting to get interesting,
    Some of us model submariners have now gone over to open LRS 433MhzπŸ‘ as the old 40Mhz has more or less gone for good☹️, some also fill that you could use 2,4 in a Sub if you keep the ariel above the water line meaning you can only submerge to periscope depth, we have a member in our club that only runs his sub on the surface and that has 2,4.

    In one of my sub's I have a WTC made out of a rainwater down pipe, with very tight push in end cap's and I have taken her down to 8ft with no problems, before WTC a lot of the Sub's used the old Darnell system and we also used to take them down to 8ft,

    As for the pressure I would think Boyles law will come into play?

    As we all live in one bar (14,5psi) and the water pressure doe's not increase to much until we get down to 33ft then it doubles ie 29psi😴😴

    Time to get my coat
    Fred
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    πŸ“ Motor reversing
    1 year ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Modelbuilder

    First I must say that I have not read all the comments so far,
    Have you had a look on the Association of Model Submariners site (http://www.theassociationofmodelsubmariners.com) you just may fine the answers to some of your questions there.

    Fred
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    πŸ“ any lakes or ponds close to Dorking, Surrey
    1 year ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That is a shame, have a word with the Crawley MBC (http://crawleymbc.btck.co.uk) the have the use of Tillgate park I think, if not try the Dabblers in Horsham (http://dabblers.co.uk) not a bad sort,

    You would be more than welcome to come along to the Swiss Cottage MBC we meet on a Thursday at 10.00 until 12.00 (stop for lunch) we are based at the Swiss Cottage Pub 34 Old Shoreham Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5TD, we have a fun sail on the 15th from about 13.00 then dinner in the pub after.

    Fred
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    πŸ“ Westbourne Models (Bournemounth)
    1 year ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi
    Thanks for the info on Mick Charles as I was saying only yesterday to the wife, I must try and get to Mick Charles some time soon, so that has saved me a run from Brighton.
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    πŸ“ any lakes or ponds close to Dorking, Surrey
    1 year ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi
    How about Crawley, or you could try Earslwood Lakes they are jut down the road from Dorking.
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    πŸ“ Hints and Tips.
    1 year ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi
    Going on Martin's tip for using bulldog clips as clamps, the next time your partner goes to M/S to get some new trousers see if they can get you some more trousers hangers, as the clips that are used to hold the trousers make good clamps,πŸ‘

    trousers
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    πŸ“ Glue
    1 year ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi DodgyGeezer

    I am about half full from the first fill from back in 2017, I do put the top back on the bottle between gluing parts so that my help.

    Fred

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    πŸ“ Glue
    1 year ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Redpmg

    That is a long way to just get some glue, I have been trying out the glue on P/C not a good idea so for now only using it for gluing wood.

    I use this for all my P/C work 1 LITRE PURE 99.9% MEK METHYL ETHYL KETONE SOLVENT 1L 2-BUTANONE cost me Β£7.99 via eBay in 2017, when a small bottle can cost you just under Β£3.00 that is a big saving.

    Fred

    METHYL ETHYL KETONE SOLVENT 1L 2-BUTANONE
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    πŸ“ Glue
    1 year ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Redpmg

    The one that I have is the non foaming, I must have had it for at least a year now, it is the clear type and when I bought it it had just come onto the market cost me just over Β£8.00, for non wood you wet one of the pieces then place the glued piece in place, if I remember right you then have some thing like two hours before it is permanent.

    Fred
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    πŸ“ Glue
    1 year ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just a quickie it is not a good idea to glue onto paint as you are only gluing to the paint not to the main part of the vessel.

    I must say that on my all wood TID I have so far only used Gorilla clear and that seems to stick like S**t to a blanket.

    Fred
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    πŸ“ Rivets
    1 year ago by Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Martyn555

    Have a look at this site https://www.cambrianmodelrail.co.uk they have 16mm rivet's at Β£2.00 + P/P for 230. for got to say type in NA7 Rivet Heads.

    I have used them myself

    Fred
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