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    About
    Ex Shipyard Electrician. Keen Model Maker. And Site Nutcase. 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"
    β€œMarge” Length 9 1/4” Beam 3 3/4” Height 4 1/4” Made from using the plastic from Margarine, Ice Cream, and Yogurt Tubs. Main Power 4 x AA rechargeable Batteries. Motors are from a child’s toy submarine (modified to look like Azimuth Thrusters. 2 x Speed controllers are the PCB’s from stripped down servos. LED Navigation, Mast head, spot lights. Martin555.
    Tug Boat "Flora"
    This was my attempt at graham93’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 Β£175.00 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.
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    πŸ“ Recent Promotions
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Guys,
    I see we have had quite a few promotions just lately so i would like to congratulate you all.

    I would also like to welcome all the new Guys and Girls that have recently joined this site.

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    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank's Cash

    In my experience you can make almost anything for your boat from plastic.

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    Hi Cash,
    I have been known to manipulate a bit of plastic in my time.LOL!!

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    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice detail work Rick.
    Great way to hide the block in the bow.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting the hull
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great work Graham.
    I bet young Finley will be over the moon with his boat.
    It won't be long and Finley will be asking grandad "when can we put the Police boat in the water."

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    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank you for the nice comment Graham.
    Your scanner is excellent.
    What is the boat that you have fitted it to ?

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Radar.
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Well JB,
    You know my mind work's in mysterious ways or should i say abnormal ways but i think i still have some hidden talents.

    The only trouble is they are hidden so deep that they rearlly surface LOL!!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT,- RE MARTINS' CLEATS
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Sorry JB,
    LOL!!
    Just keeping you on your toes.

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    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Dave,
    You have some very nice boats there in your Harbour.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Radar.
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,
    After the servo conversion has been done it can also be used for a Crane winch, A Tug drum winch, and a Radar in fact i am sure there are many uses for it, but for Winches that will be put under a bit of strain then metal geared servos should be used.

    Not all servos are made the same so the conversions will be a little different.
    There are some good 360 Deg servo conversation videos on Youtube.

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    Thanks Stephen,
    I appreciate your comment.

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    Hi Red,

    I am not sure what is next, I might try and sort out the cabin wiring.
    I won't be doing to much to this boat just enough to get it a runner.

    I will launch her in Big Blue with no water in it that way i will not be disappointed LOL!!

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    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    JB,
    Me! trouble maker, Never. LOL!!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Radar.
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    No problem Graham.
    I hope it helps.

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    πŸ“ Radar.
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    Hi Guys,
    Well there is not a lot i can say about this as i covers most of this in a How-To.

    However i connected the radar to a receiver position that is controlled by a potentiometer on the Transmitter so that it slowed it down a little more.

    I have it rotating the in the opposite direction to what i planed but i can always change that latter.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT , ANOTHER SMALL ADDITION
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    JB.
    More tinkering that is what i like to see.

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    πŸ“ Simple Radar Motor
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Guys,
    I decided to do this as a How-To instead of in my 'MOJO' build log.

    I prefer to use the larger servos for my radars as you can run them slower.
    I have tried to explain this as simple as i can to make it easer for the novice.

    Hopefully i have the photos in order.
    Anyway here we go.

    9g radar motor.

    Remove the sticky labels.

    Undo the four screws and pull off the bottom casing.

    Carefully lift off the top three gear cogs (remember how they are fitted or photograph them to help the reassembly)

    Pull out the small PCB to revel the potentiometer.

    Carefully separates the three gear cogs (again remembering there position.

    Cut off the small tab on the main gear shaft flush with the bottom of the gear cog.

    Cut off the bottom flat section of the main plastic shaft.

    Re-assemble and fit the three gear.

    Put the top casing on.

    Power up the servo and adjust the potentiometer so that you have the required speed and direction you want your radar to turn.

    When you are completely happy with the speed of rotation you can apply a small drop of CA glue to the potentiometer to stop it moving if you wish.

    Push the small PCB back in.

    Fit the bottom casing back on making sure the cable cutout lines up with the cable.

    I hope the little video works ok.

    I hope this will help you guys but remember not all servos are the same inside.

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    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nerys,

    I think it was deliberate on your part.
    That way you can celebrate twice LOL!!!
    Cheers and down the hatch.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Foreroom Fish Hatch.
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Stephen,

    Whenever i see your work i instantly get lost for words as your attention to detail and model making skills amaze me.
    So in this instance I will just have to settle for the word AWSOME.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: USS Constellation
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    Hi Lionel B,
    You are indeed a very skilful man.
    You have some really fantastic models in your Harbour.
    Well done Sir.

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    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great work Peter.
    Very nice indeed.
    I bet you cannot believe she finally is finished.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Krick Police Launch Trial.
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Well Peter,
    Finally she hit the water and she looks really good.
    I bet you are glad to see her in the wet stuff after the time she has taken to make.
    Great work.

    One down and many more to go or should i say Finnish LOL!!

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    πŸ“ Sail and mast rigging
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Muskrat,
    I am following this log and it would be interesting to see some photos of how you are getting over this problem along with the text, as it will also benefit others that might have the same sort of problem.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Graupner SAR Hertha Jeep
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,
    The cabin modifications makes her look so different.
    Great work.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Planking 2
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,
    That is part of the trick, getting over the problems of the build.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Building katie
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    All part of the fun Muskrat.
    We have been there and unfortunately due to the kit manufacturers most of us tend to fall into the same trap.

    Don't let it put you off.
    Keep going.
    A few photos of you progress would be nice to see.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMS Cottesmore
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks for the compliment JB.
    I will get back to working on these two projects someday.

    Martin555.
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    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank's Bill.
    The Build Log shows a lot more such as the Gun rotating and the lighting systems.

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    6 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    JB,
    A welding mask might be cheaper and more efficient LOL!!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Front 4inch Gun base and servo build.
    6 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Keep it coming Bill.
    I do like these conversions.

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