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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: Evolution
    1 day ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    Martin do you use heat to get the shape once its in the jig ? Looking forward to seeing the finished fish 🐟 /submarine /H G Wells creation.
    Cheers Marky
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    πŸ“ Bluebird?
    2 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    Could a motor with a propeller have been previously fitted where the newish copper tube now sits ?
    Cheers Marky
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    πŸ“ Bluebird?
    2 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    As do us all Martin as do us allπŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Short video of the first test of the new vacuum table
    2 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    I have the drawings somewhere for the manufacture of a series of different sizes of vac formers we made for the workshop's where I used to work,will have a rummage around in the loft to see if I can find them and if I can will post them here.
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    πŸ“ Workshop
    3 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    Must just have been the stuff on my greenhouse then ,was yellowed within a couple of yearsπŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Proxxon
    3 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    If anyone is interested Axminster tools are having a Proxxon clearance auction with everything starting at 99p
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    πŸ“ More boat chat
    3 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    I am also relatively new to this wonderful site I found it when building my First boat along the way I have been given great advice and been in contact with many people who I hope I can call friends .πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Bluebird?
    3 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    don't know what it is ,but I really like it πŸš€πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Workshop
    3 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    The only problem with polycarbon is it marks and discolours ,I got toughened glass cheaper than I could get polycarbon .
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Evolution
    4 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    Looking Good Martin,how are you going to stir the porridge now?🀣🀣🀣 look forward to the rest of the build .do what everyone else does borrow your wifes meds for that extra little kick.

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    πŸ“ Saturday car meet
    6 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    Liked the way you put the boat plans in there just to confuse everybodyπŸ˜€
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    πŸ“ Arun class lifeboat
    6 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    I see in Martins pictures all the wee angles ,you could maybe mock it up in card to get the angles right
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    πŸ“ Happy birthday Admiral
    6 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    Happy birthday Doug ,raise a glass or two of the Amber nectar all the best .πŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒ

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    πŸ’¬ Re: clyde puffer
    7 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    "planks ripped from soft wood and pickled" I know this will sound daft ,what do you use to pickle the planks? I know. Doug mentioned vinegar,if so how long do you steep the bits for .
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    πŸ“ Glasgow transport museum
    7 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    Just spent a brilliant day at the Glasgow transport museum and kelvin grove art gallery,the ship models are incredible,difficult to take pictures through glass will try to make them better with photo shop .one of the magnificent models was of the Imperial Russian yacht Lavadia built by John Elder &Co at Fairfield shipyard.these models need to be seen to be believed if you need insperation and your near Glasgow pop in you won't be disappointed.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Evolution
    7 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Martin,
    Looking great hopefully won't come back and bite you🀣
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    πŸ“ More boat chat
    7 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    topics do tend to go of on a tangent,but if you need any boat help it always arrives post haste and you pick up things that may seem irrelevant in general chat ,you do realise this topic will branch off 🀣🀣🀣
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    πŸ“ Workshop
    7 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    Nery's ,that's some serious radio antenna in the garden,or just bad telly receptionπŸ˜€,Great bit of workshop building πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Workshop
    9 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    My granddad's pal/neighbour had an engineering workshop in his Glasgow tenement flat (ground floor)from 1945 until he passed away in the mid 70s he used to do sub contract work for D&W Hendersons shipyard don't know what the Corperation thought as it was a council house .I remember there being a big Colchester lathe and a milling machine and a pot arc welder,thought I should mention he was single and the house smelt of coolant my grampa used to do a lot of welding for him.

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    πŸ“ Workshop
    9 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    Won't be showing my grandson this picture he'd definitely want one🏎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: clyde puffer
    9 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    how did you get my brother to pilot her🀣🀣🀣,Great jobπŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Basingstoke Model Boat Club
    9 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    Martin you could get a few more barrels and make a really long test tank ,model Suez canal πŸ›³πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Workshop
    9 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    I was lucky that when my work was up grading machines if I could carry the old one I would have it and stashed it away for later use ,I got a pillar drill from the jewellery department because it wasn't drilling at 90Β° got it home and all that was wrong was the table hadn't been squared properly,still keep in contact with my old squad so if anything comes up they let me know they also keep loads of handy off cuts .will post some photos of the workshop interior when I get the gear moved in πŸ‘keeping my fingers crossed a 3D printer might need upgradedπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚or perchance a laser 🀞

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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    10 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    Now that I have the new workshop kitted out have started to finish off the puffer so next couple of weeks should see it done ,HMS Bustler is coming along nicely ,family size tin of filler and lots of sand paper on the horizon πŸ˜…
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    10 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    Reporting for duty sah ,been to see the medic new meds didn't agree with me .ship shape and Bristol now though.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Evolution
    18 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    Will it have a wee dangly light above its head ?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Evolution
    22 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    You can't beat a shed or two ,I got my new one as the wife was sicklooking at the odds and sods built from old doors and windows salvaged from skips she called it district 9 after the film of that name.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Evolution
    22 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    Martin you might say she was carping about it.

    Cheers Marky
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    πŸ“ Where are they?
    28 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    Glyn,
    I once lost my car ,I took it to work parked up and after finishing forgot I had driven to work and got the bus home ,wife came home "where's the car"? Run around in a panic when was the last time you saw it ,phone the police a couple of hours later I remembered went and picked up the car and on the way home got stopped by the efficient boys in blue talk about a red face 🀬🀑 can't even blame it on a senior moment I wasn't that senior.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Dumb Barge
    28 days ago by marky ( Lieutenant)
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    My dad used to have the EezeBilt barge on his office window ledge with potted cactus in it ,never knew what happened to it when he retired there is a picture of it somewhere will see if my old mum still has the picture or even the barge.
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