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    ๐Ÿ“ Power source for a 42" Fairey Huntsman
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    So what size ESC would be recommended for an 850 motor??

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    ๐Ÿ“ Power source for a 42" Fairey Huntsman
    27 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Anyone any idea what I should use ?? I have been told MFA 850 torpedo but is this correct??? Also what size battery would I require for whatever motor is recommended??
    Many Thanks

    ๐Ÿ“ Free Christmas Prize Draw!
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Possibly as 50% of those answering thought Heave to was correct๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SS Empress of Canada
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I built a model of the Empress of Britain with my Dad when I was about 9 or 10, sadly gave it away to a scout group (I think).
    My Grandad also sailed on the Empress of Canada out of Liverpool and both Dad and Grandad were on the Empress of Asia when it was sunk by the Japs in 1941 (They ended up in Changi).
    So a bit of a family connection with Canadian Pacific Line!!!!

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey Huntsman
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    They look great. Could you let me know what type of rudder you use. I have just bought one from ebay and it doesn't fit๐Ÿ‘Ž

    Thank you

    ๐Ÿ“ Free Christmas Prize Draw!
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I agree. Fastest is via the southern ocean but with the speed of vessels today it could be anyway????๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey Huntsman
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi

    Just following the plans which show the frames to be attached to the keel first and then the well sides added. The chine etc will be added later. The well sides(provided by Sarik ) are clearly longer than the gap between the last two frames and I am reluctant to start cutting them up if I have made a basic error in the construction so far๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey Huntsman
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi attached a few photos.Hope they help!!!

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey Huntsman
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi All
    Just purchased the wood kit from Sarik for the above and have all the main bulwarks in place. However I cannot seem to fit the well sides also anyone any idea about the covering for the motor as the pieces provided seem to be to big! Do I need to trim them???

    ๐Ÿ“ Free Christmas Prize Draw!
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Does it start today 1/12 or tomorrow 2/12???

    ๐Ÿ“ Transom for a 42" Fairey Huntsman
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for that.
    The plan seems to indicate that the hull should be planked. If I were to use ply sheets instead what thickness would you suggest??

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    ๐Ÿ“ Transom for a 42" Fairey Huntsman
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have just purchased from Starik Hobbies the Fairey Huntsman short kit for the 42" model and whilst it contains most of the main parts to assemble the hull it does not contain a transom..
    Can anybody enlighten me on how to build and attach a transom????

    Many Thanks๐Ÿคž

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Newbie build......
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Did you take the plans to a print shop to have them enlarged??

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Newbie build......
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi

    Where did you buy the kit from please???

    ๐Ÿ“ Scaling up a plan
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi
    The current plan has timber sizes shown as 3/16in,5/16, 1/4in, etc so presumably when the plan is enlarged I would need timber double the size. Also the planking is shown as 3/32 x 3/8 spruce again presumably I would need to double this size??

    ๐Ÿ“ Scaling up a plan
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Many Thanks

    I know a guy locally who can do this and will see how much it cost!!!!

    ๐Ÿ“ Scaling up a plan
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have a plan for the Tarpon which measures 35 inches. If I want to double the size of the model could I simply enlarge the plan by 100%???

    ๐Ÿ“ Plans
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Does anyone know where I can get plans for a Hong Kong Star Ferry???

    ๐Ÿ“ Building a Tug
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    That's a great suggestion and thank you. However I feel that at this stage something a little easier may be called for !!!!!!

    ๐Ÿ“ Building a Tug
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have built numerous boats over the years ranging from the small 'White Star' kit to plank on frame USS Missouri, MV Velarde, MTB's, Empress of Britain (bread and butter construction) a large scale Rea Tug Hazelgarth (GF gull and superstructure)and Royal Navy ships using Fleetscale hulls etc. Sadly all this came to an end a few years ago and all the boats were either given away,sold or sent to the tip!!
    I now want to try again and was just wondering if the Mobile Marine way was good. It does seem to be a relatively easy and stress free way to complete a model!!!!

    ๐Ÿ“ Building a Tug
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I am thinking of building a tug and wondered what people think of the Mobile Marine Tug kits???

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: MV Overchurch
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Absolutely fantastic!! Where did you get the hull and plans from????

    ๐Ÿ“ Various PLans for sale
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have the following plans available for sale:-
    Tug Jan by SMB-Bauplan 1:25 two sheets ยฃ12.50
    MV Benarty by Nexus Plans 1/96 six sheets ยฃ25.00
    Clan Ross by Martins Models 1/96 two sheets ยฃ15.00
    SS Jason by Model Maker Plans service 1/16" to 1 foot
    2 sheets ยฃ15.00
    International 6 metre Class model yacht by
    Marine Modelling 1 sheet ยฃ10.00
    Fairey Marine Huntsman by Vic Smeed 1 1/2" to
    1 foot two sheets ยฃ15.00
    ClochLight Clyde Puffer Model Maker plans 7 sheets ยฃ25.00
    SS Chelford 3 island Steamer 1/8" to 1 foot 3 sheets ยฃ15.00
    Associazione Navimodellisti Bolognesi
    Agip Livorno
    Scale 1:200 5 sheets ยฃ20.00

    Any one interested or would like to make an offer please let me know.
    Many Thanks

    ๐Ÿ“ It's a sad day!.
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I remember going to a model boat club meet in Crosby Liverpool back in the early 60's ( cannot remember the name of the lake though) There were plenty of IC models plus one guy who had a steam powered trawler and he was busy stoking the thing with pine chips to get steam up. As I remember a beautiful boat. Maybe the way forward is steam????

    ๐Ÿ“ It's a sad day!.
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Couldn't agree more. My first boat build by my dad and I in the late 50' also had an I.C engine. I think it was a Frog 3.5??
    Anyway it was great fun and now such a pity these motors are being banned

    ๐Ÿ“ Strange Email
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    sounds like a very spurious e mail. Definitely to be avoided and deleted!!!!

    ๐Ÿ“ SCRATCH FISHING BOAT
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    That is a beautiful model. Wish I could be as good!!! Mine are a little less professional!
    Regards



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