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kmbcsecretary

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Member No. 4323
Registered 2nd Jul 2017
Last Online 16th Jul 2018
City nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
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Forum Posts 210
Photos Posted 148
Likes Received 229
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224 Total Posts
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Kingsmill model boat club
Since: 2nd Jul 2017
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Recent Posts
Hull Pt2: Motorisation - Come What May!! by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 hours ago
Excellent workmanship there Doug coming along nicely.

Gwen M Model Yacht by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Have found a copy of the magazine if it helps http://www.magazineexchange.co.uk/marine-modelling-magazine-... Ron

Crash Tender crew by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Nice pair of nogulars Martin 😁

mr rc world by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Well I have finally had a kind of response from the seller , had a email this morning saying they have refunded my money with no explanation as to why or anything is this another company closing down ?

mr rc world by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Sadly Martin it's happening everywhere it's always the good ones that seem to be dropping like flies

mr rc world by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
hi all has anyone had any problems with the above company, placed an order couple of weeks ago but goods not been delivered , i contacted them via email and through there web site but had no response. i noticed today that they have removed everything from there ebay shop but there website is still showing all there goods ? they have been very good in the past with a excellent and quick service ron

The other lot... by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
It's there loss martin, although I'm registered on there I don't use it as much anymore as like you say there's to many restrictions on what you can and can't do unlike on here Ron

The other lot... by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
I've had a look on mayhem Martin and the reply button is definitely there on the postings. But if I remember correctly I think they placed more restrictions on new members Ron

Handrails Painted! by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
For flags I've always used Mike Alsop scale flags and ensigns but he uses silk to make the flags. But unlike some supplies he can do the flags date specific as he does them by hand . Tel: 01476 573331 email: scaleflags@outlook.com Ron

Colour change by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Stunning workmanship marky looking forward to the maiden voyage video. Ron

The 'Other Sea Scout' -Build yourself a nippy 14.5" Runabout! by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
To open the PDF just right click on it and save 👍

What do you do when... by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
Couldn't have said it better myself Martin , we do have a 2 seater rescue boat that we use for our meetings but generally we use one of the members tug boats to do the rescue. Ron

deck planks by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
nice tip that hammer regarding the grating would never of thought of that.

Warped wood by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I would say steam would be your best bet, you would need to make some kind of frame to hold it to the correct shape and a steam box for it to sit in while the steam softens up the timber. I modified a wallpaper steamer to do something like this and it works a treat with trial and error. How it's done is knock up a box in timber large enough to accommodate the item to be steamed , drill some vent holes in the roof of the box to allow some of the steam to vent out and drill one hole at the base of the box large enough for the hose from the wallpaper stripper to fit through and away you go. You could also use this method for steaming planking strips Ron

Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?... by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Your not having much luck Martin , I've never used the orange rx's so can't help you with that I've always used the turnigy 9x and for the money it's been a great radio that's never let me down. I'm sure you will figure it all out and it will be something simple staring you in the face . Ron

Build manual/ instructions by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks commodore for the info Ron

Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?... by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I know when my 5 cell receiver pack is charged it shows 6.7v in my meter , and like yours Martin it also shows "Nixx" in the top left

Build manual/ instructions by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
thanks martin

Build manual/ instructions by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
It needs a complete refit Martin , fittings are missing the rigging is in a right mess with broken mast ect. I'm not a big fan of these boats but doing it as a favour for a club member. I have found plans online for a Thames barge which at a push I could possibly use.

Build manual/ instructions by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I have contacted them Martin to see if they can supply the instructions but not had any reply as yet

Build manual/ instructions by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi all I have been asked to renovate a Thames sailing barge, after some research I have discovered that it is this one https://www.modeljetdrives.com/thames-barge.html Does anyone know where or have the build manual/ instructions that they could copy and email for me Thanks Ron

Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?... by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
hi martin using the imax b6 for the basics is pretty simple once you switch it on you short press the first button (battery type) to select the type of battery lipo,nihm,nicd,leadgel once you have selected your battery type and all leads are connected just long press the last button on the right (start) and it well start charging the battery, but if charging a lipo you will need to short press the start button again for it to start charging.if you want to stop the charger mid way just short press the battery type button. hope this helps Ron

Wherry hull in GRP by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Dave thanks for your response, I do like the fin idea for the ballast plus there's no ugly bulp sticking out the bottom spoiling the lines. That's a good weight of fibreglass your using so it must be the light not doing you any favours in the picture making the hull look distorted. I have been researching the wherry for sometime now for a future build at 1.12 scale with clinker hull . Cheers Ron

Wherry hull in GRP by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Dave and welcome to the mad house, looking at the picture of the hull the hull sides look like they are collapsing, what weight of fibreglass are you using for the hull? What is the finished thickness of the hull? Is there a reason for the fin running the length of the hull ? Ron

Painting by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I use the Halfords rattle cans for painting hulls but make sure you use the ' for plastic ' cans so you don't get any paint cracking from the plastic flexing.

Wherry hull in GRP by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
That hull is shocking Martin I would have been ashamed to have shown that to someone never mind a customer, don't think I will be ordering from them. I would be happy to help you regarding the mould Martin

drum sail winch questions... by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
i tend to use crimping ferrules martin

drum sail winch questions... by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Martin When using a drum winch for the sail control wire in a continues loop, it needs to be kept taut but also needs some flex in the line for when the drum is moving so a spring or bungee cord is needed for this purpose which stops the line from wrapping it's self around the drum and stops the line snagging.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
its our moto isn't it Doug " welcome to the mad house you don't need to be NUTS but it sure helps" 😜 besides we don't do the norm

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks Doug for your kind words, looks like you have a big job on there Doug and if need help with the rigging I would be more than happy to help were I can