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    Ex Shipyard Electrician. Keen Model Maker. Site Well-Being Ambassador. Site Moderator.
    Members Harbour
    1/2 Inch Springer.
    Just to see if i could. Martin555.
    1 Inch Tug
    Just using up the small scraps. Martin555.
    "Marge"
    โ€œMargeโ€ Length 9 1/4โ€ Beam 3 3/4โ€ Height 4 1/4โ€ Made from using the plastic from Margarine, Ice Cream, and Yogurt Tubs. Main Power 4 x AA rechargeable Batteries. Motors are from a childโ€™s toy submarine (modified to look like Azimuth Thrusters. 2 x Speed controllers are the PCBโ€™s from stripped down servos. LED Navigation, Mast head, spot lights. Martin555.
    Tug Boat "Flora"
    This was my attempt at graham93โ€™s Lockdown challenge. All was going well until the main control PCB decided not to work. So will now sit on the shelf until i figure out another way to operate it. Martin555.
    One hour challenge.
    I just thought I would post this. It was a one hour challenge. The challenge was to make a boat and to put it in a car brake light bulb in an hour. I done this some years ago to raise some money for a charity. I did the challenge and raise ยฃ175.00 pounds. It is not that good but for one hour of my time it was worth it. Martin555.
    Fast Attack Craft.
    Well guys this is the final boat. And as you know my first attempt at designing a boat for the EeZeBuilt web site. The weapons are designed so that they can be made quite easily. I am not happy with it, there will have to be a lot of changes made. It will need to be bigger for RC. The Bow will need to be designed differently for the younger ones to be able to make this easier. Unfortunately I have made this a static model as I do not have enough RC Equipment. Length 20" Beam 4 1/4" Height 6" Martin555.
    Evolution
    Sorry Guys a total failure. I should of spent more time making it stronger. Length 27" Height 9" Width 4 1/2" Still it was something different. Martin555.
    Steampunk Pike.
    Here is my Steampunk Pike. She is still a work in progress. Eventually it will be static dive. Length 40" Width 11" Height 14" There is still a lot to do including weathering. Martin.
    Schooner
    Small scratch built static model of a Schooner made quite a few years ago. Length 6" Height 51/2" Beam 1" I made this when I was in between projects.
    HMS EXETER.
    This Was scratch built approximately 28 years ago. If I remember correctly it took me three years to make and at a scale of 1/96. Again photos of photos as no digital cameras in those days.
    Vosper torpedo boat.
    I made this about 30 years ago. Unfortunately the photos are of photos as we did not have digital cameras in those days.
    Type V11C Submarine.
    I assembled this Revell 1/72 scale kit about two years ago.
    C01
    This is a coastal patrol ship that practically designed its self. I had some plastic card and I just wanted to make something, I hade no plans or drawings and this was the end result. This was made using my baking paper tip. I never got around to installing rc equipment in it as a friend decided that he wanted it as it was. And I never got took any photos of the making of it.
    HMS Cottesmore
    I just thought I would post some photos of my HMS Cottesmore. She is still a work in progress. I have been working on her for about three years now.(in between other projects) I purchased the hull And running gear from Fleetscale. Everything else has been made by myself using odds and ends, bits and pieces including yogurt pots and a lot of LED's I have a few more years work to do before she is completed, lots more bits to make.
    Springer Tug
    I just thought I would post a few photos of a little tug that I made some time ago.
    Recent Posts
    ๐Ÿ“ Boat tranporter from car to water Ideas
    5 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Boat tranporter from car to water Ideas
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    This thread was started by Bruce 1946
    It has been moved here to allow discussion.

    I have some disabilities transporting my boats to the water and putting them in and out of the water (bending over along with Balance issues) our club has ledges about 6" tall around the water that you have to step over or lower the boats over. Younger guys have no problems doing.
    Looking for any plans or Ideas.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Update almost for water when weather permits
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    Excellent Bruce,
    I hope you do a video of the Truck taking your boat to the water and then we could see your boat get her bottom wet. (with sound i hope)

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Update almost for water when weather permits
    6 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Bruce,
    Drifting slightly but have you fitted the sound module to your Truck.?

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cabin completed as promised....
    7 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Sorry Austin i don't know were the photo came from.
    I have now removed it.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: C.C.G.S Norman McLeod Rogers
    7 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Seaspray,
    You probably Already have these.
    If you click on the photos and zoom in for a better look.

    https://www.shiphotos.com/Ship/?ID=7635

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Update almost for water when weather permits
    8 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Bruce,
    I would like to see a photo of the Truck and Trailer with the boat on it.


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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Newbie takes on Vic Smeed's Thornycroft 73' 9" MTB
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    She is showing her age now Jb,

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    ๐Ÿ“ Thames sailing barge Cambria.
    12 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Guys,
    I found this on youtube and thought you sailing guys would like to sit back and relax and enjoy this.

    Nerys I can see why you like the Thames Sailing Barge's.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jusEsstMyIw

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    ๐Ÿ“ Boat Clubs and Lakes
    12 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I think you are right Nerys,
    It would be good if the posts in the 'Boat Clubs & Lakes' section is updated with up to date information.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Newbie takes on Vic Smeed's Thornycroft 73' 9" MTB
    13 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Model Shop! what's that LOL!!!!
    I thought that was a thing of the past LOL!!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Newbie takes on Vic Smeed's Thornycroft 73' 9" MTB
    14 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nick,
    I am sure you will get some answers from other members that will help.

    As I am the type of guy that will fit anything that i had lying around just to see what happens LOL!!
    So i don't feel qualified to give you a proper answer.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Newbie takes on Vic Smeed's Thornycroft 73' 9" MTB
    15 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nick.
    Have you looked around the site at other MTB builds to see what is powering them ?

    Is there any recommendations in the kit instructions ?

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Power
    16 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking good Rick.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Newbie takes on Vic Smeed's Thornycroft 73' 9" MTB
    16 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Nick,
    You have made a great start with your build log and as a first time RC Boat builder you have done a fantastic job so far.
    I am looking forward to seeing the next instalment.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cabin completed as promised....
    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi AustinG.
    I (we) think you should move this post to a new forum thread of your own, as there is quite a lot to this lighting that will need to be explained and you don't want to hijack Sy's Blog.
    Start the new thread and copy and paste this post into it, then delete this one.

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    and Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž Nice subject BTW ๐Ÿ‘ Complex though ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: And Even More Planking
    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I still say that for your first plank on frame build you are doing a grate job.
    Unfortunately plank on frame builds get better the more you do.

    Keep going it's looking good.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 39' Windboats Fairwind. The beds are made
    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ed,
    excellent work.
    I would not of thought about using clay in that way.
    I like the way you are using different mediums in this project.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sail Making
    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rus,
    Maybe this might help.

    https://www.rcsails.com/sailmaking.html

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    https://www.rcsails.com/sailmaking.html
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Update on the Bulldog rebuild
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    Thank you Doug.

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    Hi Guys,
    Just a reminder we are looking for some Volunteers to become Site Moderators.
    So if you think you might be interested or have questions about the role then feel free to contact any of team and we do our best to answer you.
    Or you can apply to any one of the team via Personal Mail.
    DEADLINE Friday 16th April!!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sail Making
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    Hi 5280PB,
    Welcome to the site.
    Have you had a look on youtube. ?
    I do recall mention of using double sided tap instead of sowing the seems.
    Maybe one of our sailboat members will be able to give you more information.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Update on the Bulldog rebuild
    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank you Fred,
    I have clicked in the link that you have just posted but it says "page cannot be found".

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    ๐Ÿ“ Dean's asr 128 kit
    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You are welcome Old-duffer.
    But it was Doug (RNinMunich)that posted the link to the motors on Dean's site.

    Martin555.
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    Hi Fred,
    Reading through your log i like the use of the brass from an old three pin plug for the rudder control horns.

    I know you started this refurbishment 3 years ago but do you have a progress update and photos to show us ?

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
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    Well guys,
    It is good news here in England as the lockdown rules are starting to be relaxed.
    I would just like to say even though you may of had the Covid Vaccine please do not let your guard down and please remember,

    HANDS, FACE, SPACE.

    Stay Safe.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ron,
    I don't get a lot of time to read but having said that i do spend a lot of my time monitoring and reading the posts and build logs on this site.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dean's asr 128 kit
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank's Doug.
    Interesting.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dean's asr 128 kit
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice Doug Thank you,
    I too would like to see a build log of this boat.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dean's asr 128 kit
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Old-duffer,
    I have had a quick look around but could you give us more information such as dimensions and possibly photos of the kit.

    Martin555.
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