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    If it looks right it probably is.
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    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.
    Recent Posts
    πŸ“ Promotion
    16 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Congratulations on your promotion.

    Able Seaman hex44415a

    Well done.

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    17 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi DAZ,
    Could you post some photos As we all would like to see it.

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    πŸ“ Billings Dragen...has anyone built this kit and done an RC conversion?
    17 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Nerys,
    Was it Welsh Dragon Red LOL!!!!

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    πŸ“ Online shop - order / delivery/contact
    19 hours ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I totally agree with you Doug and Jb.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Cladding of Deck Housing
    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I think the cladding will look right on your model.

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    πŸ“ In need of guidance
    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi DAS,

    I have tried looking for the start up method on utube but at the moment i an unable to find anything.

    It is like a large "O" ring that goes between two pulleys
    One on a starter motor and one in the prop shaft (see quick sketch)

    I have seen a nipple or tube brazed to the silencer part of the exhaust system.
    As i have mentioned i don't know a lot about this type os system but the best guys to help you with this would be the guys that run the fast speed boats.

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    πŸ“ In need of guidance
    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi DAZ,
    The piping that goes back to the fuel tank from the exhaust is to pressurise the fuel system.

    As for a Firewall i don't think it should get that hot to need one, but there is no harm i fitting one just for piece of mind.

    I have seen a system for starting that uses a separate battery powered motor and a belt that fits around the shaft pulley.

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    πŸ“ Balsa Shortage
    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Nerys,
    For someone who dose not use Balsa wood to make models you do a fantastic job.

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    1 day ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Colin,
    I also know how you feel.
    This sort of thing is really annoying.
    I will leave this in Doug's hands.

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    πŸ“ No Reverse
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    It is good to know that the problem has been sorted.
    I bet the Postman is still in deep shock LOL!!!!!!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Ref :- Sub Feelings
    I nearly did Jb, but then i woke up LOL!!

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    πŸ“ New to model boat building.
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi GMAN,
    Welcome to the site.

    Do not be afraid to ask questions as i am sure the fantastic members here will help you as best they can.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    She is coming together really nicely Jb,

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fitting the balsa block
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    It may of been a bit of a struggle but looking at the end result it looks good to me and well worth the effort.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: A little closer .....
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Sy,
    Figure manipulation can be a bit of a challenge as i have discovered when working on 1:48 scale.

    Fantastic work as usual.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: planking update
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    At least you got your money back jacko.
    Let's hope the new supplier don't let you down.

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    πŸ“ Good Buy????
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Fred,
    That is a great restoration project and as Colin has said worthwhile and will stop you going stir crazy with the eminent lockdown.

    Please keep us updated with the progress.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Got Fed-up
    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Fred,
    I think adding the wood cladding will look really good.

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    πŸ“ Promotion
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    And another promotion.
    Congratulations to:-

    Leading seaman roycv.

    Well done.

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    πŸ“ In need of guidance
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Daz,
    I have very limited experience with these types of motors but i think the oil is already mixed in the fuel.

    Hopefully other members will be able to help you more.

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    πŸ“ Balsa Shortage
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Red.
    Like Hens Teeth (or Rocking Horse S..T if you prefer) i think you are talking about my model making budget LOL!!!!!!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: My Vintage model workshop Crash Tender
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice indeed John.

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    πŸ“ Posting Photos
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That is true but it is the only way to do it at the moment.

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    πŸ“ Posting Photos
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi guys,

    The way i post my photos to get them in the correct order is :-

    Add them one at a time in the order that you want to see them in the final post.

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    πŸ“ Promotion
    4 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Congratulations on your promotion:-

    Commander Newby7.

    Climbing the ranks nicely sir.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Keep up the good work JB.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: temp sails, update
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Jb,
    Perhaps it more a case of a stitch it time saves nine. LOL!!!

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    πŸ“ Balsa Shortage
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi red,
    China introduced us to Covid and caused us to be in lockdown, so we try to pass the time making our Balsa wood models, so China now purchase all the stocks just to make our lockdown more depressing.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fitting the bottom skins
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Mike,
    You can see she is taking shape now.
    And i too like the wood dowel location idea.
    Very nice work.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Searchlights.
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You have done a superb job on the searchlights Rob.

    The "styrene bug" that mturpin013 mentioned bit me a long time ago as you could probably tell LOL!!

    Keep up the excellent work.

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