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    ๐Ÿ“ City of Sheffield Tyne lifeboat
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Absolutely spot on, a really great build with all the extra minute detail, giving it that realism and authenticity look.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Death of a member.
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Dearest Colin, so very sad and devastated to hear your tragic news, my heart goes out to you. So very very sorry to hear of this terrible turn of events. My condolences to you and your family. Gary.

    ๐Ÿ“ Full Steam Ahead
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Hi Mike, first and foremost congratulations and a long wait for your finally arrived Steam Plant bits. I am guessing that your boiler is 3 1/2" in diameter, and am concerned with regards to the weight factor in a 36" ish open hull. I would definitely suggest a floatation test with all the gear in the hull plus water in the boiler. Having just tried this myself the same boiler with a TVR1A engine the results were quite frightening, and am contemplating raising the hull height 1" to create more draft and a bit of a safety margin. I have a nice unused three cylinder oscillating engine if you are interested. Regards, Gary.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Successful in drilling
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    It took me a minute or so to figure out what I was looking at, and then I got it. It's a Wavey Gravy Boat, ah Bisto.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Racing Sparrow
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    An incredible very professional paint job, looks like the gel coat on a glass fiber hull, and a very clean-looking go-faster stripe. One very smart-looking yacht, well done.

    ๐Ÿ“ My Latest TVR1A Ready for its first Steam Trial.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    I bought this recently from eBay, and they are getting more and more expensive as they are now not available from their original source Graham Industries. I have added the flywheel, and the wet sump box under the base plate, plus the customised cylinder head covers, yes the 2mm allen screw bolt does look a bit strange, because I used the original cover screwed to the new cover for drilling. (As seen in the fore ground.) This was a good method as only 0.5mm from the six securing bolt holes to the edge of the cylinder. Handy for getting oil into the bores for storing. Regards,Gary.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Gravy boat
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    BISTO would be more suitable.

    ๐Ÿ“ Steam powerplant size
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Hi Mike, please note the forward/reverse servo in photo three on the TVR 1ABB, I have and use several of these engines. Regards, Gary.

    ๐Ÿ“ Steam powerplant size
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Hi Mike, as you are contemplating building a steam tug I have decided to send you a private message. Regards, Gary.

    ๐Ÿ“ Patelo Engines: The works of a mechanical genius.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    This is for anyone who was pleasantly surprised and completely amazed, by the incredible engineering skills of the guy who built the "PATELO" model engines. There is a lot more information available on YouTube about the man and his model engines. Well worth a good coat of looking at as this guy is a genius. Incredible engineering skills. Regards, Gary.

    ๐Ÿ“ Patelo Engines: The works of a mechanical genius.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Wow, absolutely incredible the man is a genius and prolific, considering the number of engines he designed and built.

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    ๐Ÿ“ RNLI TAMAR 1/12 SCALE
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Hi Ian, and many thanks for the incredible-looking fleet of lifeboats collection photograph, they all look absolutely fantastic. When you reel off the list of the various classes, the question that comes to mind is does that cover them all, and if not you must be awfully close. Many thanks for the photographs and do please post some more when the weather warms up a little. Out of interest, there is not too many miles between us, as I also live on the North East coast in Redcar, and use the boating lake on the seafront which is nice and handy. Regards, Gary.

    ๐Ÿ“ RNLI TAMAR 1/12 SCALE
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Hi Ian, great photo and great looking boat, and you neglected to inform us you have an implanted Lifeboat gene, and your own personal fleet of LIFEBOATS. Both myself and others would love to see some more photos if possible, (Good for the street-cred.) I would love to see photos of the hardware on the rear end, as I find the complexity intriguing. You have done a really great job in the building of your numerous Lifeboats, especially in the fine detail department, which is what it is all about. Well done, regards, Gary.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bit more today.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    I love your Puffer build and the lengths you have gone to with the fine detail. However, this could be vastly improved with some rivet detail on the lower steel steam plant structure. Please for my peace of mind consider planking the front and rear decks, as there really is no way of getting around this problem. To plank or not to plank that is the question. I absolutely love your puffer build, you are doing a great job. Regards, Gary.

    ๐Ÿ“ Do we want to talk about propellers?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Alessandro, as you found that microcosm site interesting although I fully agree rather on the expensive side, may I suggest that you do what I do which is go on to eBay every now and again and check out microcosm, as he often has boilers, steam engines, and various bits and pieces up for auction, and I have been lucky once or twice. my last bargain was an automatic pressure-controlled gas valve, normally sold for ยฃ70 and mine for the knockdown price of ยฃ40 plus postage. Regards, Gary.

    ๐Ÿ“ RNLI TAMAR 1/12 SCALE
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Hi Ian, would it be possible for you to post a few photos of your Arun Class Lifeboat, as myself and others would be very interested, and even more so because of its size well over one and a half yards plus. This exercise should definitely do wonders to increase your street-cred. with a few likes. Regards, Gary.

    ๐Ÿ“ Forward and Reverse control for TVR 1A Engine, and coupling solution.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Having several TVR 1A engines, the last one bought quite recently care of eBay, I found it quite difficult to set up the servo for the forward and reverse control, However, with a lot of trial and error would be solutions I finally cracked it, the solution is as per the photograph, which is to set up the servo, so as the servo arm screw is exactly the same height as the forward / reverse operating rod when level and dead center between forward and reverse, at the midway point, (neutral,) and the ferrule on the servo arm must be allowed to slide freely on the operating rod. This works extremely well and solves the problem.
    The solution to the coupling problem is don't use one, fit a fly-wheel to the engine with two contact pins, and a tee bar onto the end of the prop-shaft. After all, you can't have a coupling problem if you don't have a coupling. Regards, Gary.

    ๐Ÿ“ Do we want to talk about propellers?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Hello, and good morning Alessandro, and is there a shorter version of your Christian name? I thought I would drop you a line regarding variable, controllable pitched prop shafts. I suggest you check out Microcosm Steam Models and you should find one on there with a 48mm dia prop. As well as an awful lot of very interesting goodies. This guy has been around for some time now and his company has gone from strength to strength, mind so have his prices. It is a Chinese company but the quality and engineering is mind-boggling. Prepare to be boggled, regards, Gary, (Enjoy.)

    ๐Ÿ“ RA INGA IV Maiden sail
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Great stuff, a really great bit of very neat deck planking, and a beautiful paint job on the hull in my favourite shade of green. Regards, Gary.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Tyre's and bow fender completed.
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Hi Lew, and yes, I agree entirely with your comment, the Bow Fender is a little on the pristine white side and needs a bit of toning down somewhat. This build of mine seems to be taking forever to complete, as I am having a few problems despite the fact it is almost complete. I have a problem with a serious list to one side, due to the fact I have installed a very heavy condenser well-off the center line, due to the lack of space around the steam plant. Plus for good measure, I have a leak around the prop shaft and very limited access to seal it with epoxy. Mind I am sure I will get around to it in time. Very much like yourself, I am also suffering a few medical problems at this moment in time which hopefully will be sorted in the not-too-distant future. I dare say it's all part of the getting on a bit syndrome, and lifes great plan. Regards, Gary.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deckhouse and fittings
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Hi Cash, I am following your build with great interest, especially now at the kitting out stage. Many thanks for your comments regarding my puffer which is a Mountfleet kit. The bottom of my rear superstructure which houses the boiler and steam engine, is a fiber-glass moulding with a lot of rivet detail, giving this a realistic authentic look. The wheel-house sat on top is made of hardwood, as per the real thing, and I have included a few photos taken at Crinan in Scotland last year, these are the last two remaining Steam-operated Clyde Puffers. I have include a photo of a hatch cover made from plastic, and the rivet detail was made using a 3mm dia. two-bladed milling cutter, with a very carefully filed out semi circle between the two blades, to give the impression of a dome-headed rivet. I appreciate this is a time-consuming excersize, and a double axis drilling table is a must to achieve a straight line. Some food for thought there I would appreciate your comments, even if bordering on rude. Regards, Gary.

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    ๐Ÿ“ To all my friends, on here, near, dear, and overseas.
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    As we are finally into the very last day of 2023, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone on this website, regards and very best wishes for 2024. Happy New Year to you all.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Caldercraft Northlight Clyde Puffer.
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Hi Cash, I am very interested in your puffer build, and thought I would share this with you as an alternative rudder servo arrangement. As the original was chain-driven and this is a bit more convincing, plus you don't have a servo linkage running across the rear decking. At the rate you are progressing, yours will probably be finished before mine which has come to a grinding halt. Regards, Gary.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Last Run of 2023
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Looks very realistic on the water, and really nice sharp photos on a dull day that shows off the lights and fine detail. A great end result and a nice-looking boat.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Electrics
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Hi Mike, and congratulations on that superbly engineered yacht installation, although I will admit to the fact the electronics are beyond my understanding. I absolutely love the complex deck-planking, and all the effort that went into it was well worth the finished result. If and when you have a minute spare could you kindly check your PMs,(you just might find one from me.) Regards, Gary.

    ๐Ÿ“ Wordle of the Day?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    When I realised what it was, I was rudely awakened to the fact my spelling leaves a little to be desired. ICEBURG doesn't quite cut it.

    ๐Ÿ“ Wordle of the Day?
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    A VETERAN of the consistent four syndrome, with the very helpful clue. For me, the word veteran always conjures up images of the American soldiers who fought in Vietnam.

    ๐Ÿ“ Robert (Bob) Rice
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Deepest sympathy, rest in peace.

    ๐Ÿ“ Modello RC scala 1/60, di piroscafo armato a goletta, liberamente ispirato alle cannoniere classe US
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Hi Alessandro, please keep up the good work, and here are a few photos of Marian Bell'e. Regards, Gary.

    ๐Ÿ“ Modello RC scala 1/60, di piroscafo armato a goletta, liberamente ispirato alle cannoniere classe US
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    Well done Alessandro, absolute perfection bordering on quite incredible and first-class. A wonderful bit of woodworking at its best. please keep up the good work and excellent photographs. Regards, Gary.



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