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    RegisteredπŸ“…14th May 2017
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    CityπŸ“Musselburgh EH21
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    (Other) Eva
    Eezie build RAF fire boat with some adoptions ,shortened bridge ,added mast , Scenario boat is seconded for use by the red cross to transport wounded ,injured or refugees to larger hospital ships, don't know if they existed but heres my take with the help of my grand daughter Eva (6/10)
    (Fire Boat) 1956
    Eezibuild 50+RAF fire rescue boat ,laser cut from 3mm MDF oak decks ,don't know if there was a fire boat numbered 1956 but it was a good year so that's the number decided the fire sign and numbers should be air force blue laser cut from photographic paper ,vents were 3D printed still some finishing touches (5/10)
    (Tug Boat) TBC
    Scratch built loosely based on the St Chanute ,made from recycled wood the winch is made from parts of an old sewing machine the mast is copper pipe and an artists paint brush handle the rails are split pins with 1.6welding rod soldered the rigging is cord from a venetian blind dyed using indian ink ,the only bought items were the propeller ,anchors ,paint and glue (ESC: scratch build) (5/10)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Slight alterations
    9 hours ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Virgin have just started laying cables in our area so may give it a try once their finished.πŸ‘
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    9 hours ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    While waiting for bits to come decided to stain the decks ,wee tip :- stain them the same colour your other half wants the window surrounds done in 🀣🀣🀣.,a rub down and another coat tomorrow

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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    15 hours ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    We were very lucky as Boys ,as my dad was chief production engineer in a variety of different works and taught us metalwork ,welding and other skills from an early age and let us have time in the workshop at weekends if it wasn't busy, to work on our projects many a bicycle was chopped and altered after the film easy rider came out (my youngest brother still customizes motor bikes ) ,we also built a trike with a BSA Bantam engine ,

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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    1 day ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Ours was 3 scaffolding poles welded into a triangle with a motorcycle steering column welded onto the front with shortened forks with tiller steering fitted to the yolks ,trailer suspension and wheels at the back ,the mast and jib were aluminium poles, loads of wire rope ,the sail was an old tarp (with a skull and cross bones ☠painted on) ,the braking system were pivots with a wooden block attached with a bit of old car tyre as the brake block ,2 old plastic canteen chairs were the seats ,one of my brothers may still have the photos and cini film will try and get a copy and post them if someone still has them .
    Cheers Marky

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    πŸ“ Paddle Steamer Waverley
    2 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    There was an item on our local news with film of the boilers being manufactured,with any luck will be able to use my tickets in the summer.
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    2 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Haven't made a model one ,but made a real sand yacht with my brothers years ago when we lived up in Wick and would go to Reiss sands to run it at the weekend and holidays (not Sunday in the north of Scotland),fun days and a few bruises no crash helmets just goggles.
    Cheers Marky

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot House and Main Deck House Sealed!
    4 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looking Good Ed ,a wee hot toddy will cure anything .
    Cheers Marky
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Back to smoke and mirrors sorry water
    5 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Superb piece of engineering πŸ‘
    Cheers Marky
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    πŸ“ Slight alterations
    7 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Been a while (internet problems)Have made some slight alterations ,added some extra stringers to take the main deck drilled the main deck and fitted 5mm acrylic pegs ,will post pictures later .super fast internet !don't make me laugh.
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    πŸ“ Re-purposing an old Hull.
    10 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    As a wee boy living in Leith in the 60s there were four model shops within walking distance from my house and even the newsagent shop just down the road sold Airfix kits (the ones in the poly bags),must admit my favourite was central wood crafts in Duke Street run by two elderly sisters which sold everything ,they had drawers full of decals ,remember my brother buying American Frankenstein and Dracula kits .
    Cheers Marky
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fairey Spearfish
    13 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Rover P4 brings back memories my dad had a Rover 90( Black)and a Rover 100(Blue) (with overdrive) learnt to drive in the 100 with the bench seat fully forward and a cushion under me and one behind so I could reach the pedals I was 13 (I was not the tallest boy 5ft when I left school) we were shown what to do and my dad left us to drive around his works carpark this was on a Sunday when only the delivery lorries were parked up ,changed days my dad let my older brother drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow when he was 15 along the M8 motorway (early 70s).
    Your car looks gorgeous πŸ‘

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Port lights and Raft Container!
    16 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Pity you'll be painting that beautiful brass winch ,is that part of the fittings kit you bought?
    Cheers Marky
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    17 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Your right Nery's ,hob and pot and stirred with a wooden spirtle ,i can't remember not having porridge πŸ₯£ not everyones taste though my wife cant stand it.when we were wee boys my mum made it that thick you could dance on it .
    Cheers Marky

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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    17 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Never try making porridge in the microwave it explodes everywhere and takes a lifetime to clean πŸ˜‚,even bought one of these cups with the lid on and the porridge managed to get fired through the vent hole and pebble dashed the inside of the microwave.
    Doug,you need that extra we dram as the alcohol gets burnt off πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚when its heated.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Arctic Convoy
    18 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Thanks for all the info and help ,was looking at Howes advert last night .
    I am going to make the whole deck with the superstructure lift off to give better access,will put another stringer in on each side and deck will fit in place with dowels fitted to existing stringers to deck ,will fit a neoprene gasket later to keep it watertight.
    Cheers Marky .
    Nearly forgot ordered propshaft and rudder from banggood.πŸ‘

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Arctic Convoy
    19 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Doug ,or anyone elsemy friend has an old ready to run Chinese speed boat ,would the radio and receiver do for my build? He said there both working .
    List of basic needs .
    Propshaft,couplings and prop ,rudder and servo ,motor ,power source.is there anything else?.
    Cheers Marky
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot House and othe Component Built!
    19 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Daft question Ed ,whats the green stuff?
    Cheers Marky
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Arctic Convoy
    19 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Sorry for not replying sooner, been having internet problems and its still acting up,am going for it ,am making a list of what I need and hope Santa πŸŽ… will be Good to me ,I have a few 6v motorbike batteries in the shed that I thought I might use .
    A question ,should the propeller be RH or LH ? or does it not matter .
    Cheers Marky

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Arctic Convoy
    23 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Peter ,Are you the Author of the excellent book about Edinburgh/Turnhouse Airport? my dad had a copy ,it may still be in the house somewhere.
    Cheers Marky

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Decks
    24 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Martin, I have just sent away for a book about rc for the novice.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Arctic Convoy
    24 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    These brave men had to put up with the most horrendous conditions ,I had a friend Alas no longer with us)who used to do the Murmansk run in piece time and he said that it was terrible so what it was like during wartime is just unimaginable .
    Cheers Marky
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    24 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Was that you away to Stoke the dragon Ken,ooh aah misses'😏
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    πŸ“ Decks
    25 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Trial fit of the decks ,they actually look a reasonable fit ✨,if I remove the excess less 1/4" all round where the holds are this would give access for any rc gubbings.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Arctic Convoy
    25 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Nery's, I am using the plans from model boat January 2019 as the basics . I've never done rc before and should reall dive in and have a go.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Arctic Convoy
    25 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Doug ,May bite the bullet and deviate away from static ,with any luck templates I made for the decks were accurate πŸ˜… proof of the pudding will be tomorrow when I test fit them.

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    πŸ“ Hull frames
    25 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Donned the fingerless gloves and the furry hat and braved the cold shed to cut the frames (wife wouldn't let me bring the wee bandsaw into the kitchen) all frames cut and sanded ,the base should be 1" balsa ,I used an old shelf of light wood that was the same thickness ,frames glued in place and deck supports added,did some work on the chart room and flying deck.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Arctic Convoy
    26 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Nipped out through the frost and measured the frames the ship is 39" long with a beam of 6"".
    Cheers Marky
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Arctic Convoy
    26 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Will post the dimensions tomorrow to cold to nip out to the shed for a tape measure.
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    πŸ“ Arctic Convoy
    26 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    While everything on HMS Bustler is trying to dry/harden in the sub tropical heat here in Scotland I thought I would put something else onto the slips ,decided on a cargoship /tramp steamer from the 30s-40s will call it Arctic Convoy as a tribute to the gallant men who endured so much.
    Started with the main decks and boat deck that I can do in the warmth of the kitchen,the drawings showed steel decks but being a true Scot if I spend a couple of pounds on a 1000 coffee stirrers then I'm going to get my moneys worth, so decided to give the ship wooden decks.
    Hull frames are marked out ready for cutting will post pictures of the Hull later on .

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Model boat's push tug
    27 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Doug ,its the winter special 2019 .
    Cheers Marky
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