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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    What is the term for the distance between the front and back of a sail?
    We have centimetres and metres!
    ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ
    What question!
    ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 5. Old Stern wheel steamer
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi shipfriends!
    This doesn't really belong here, but my co-owner of the D&M shipyard noticed during the vacations that her eyesight was getting worse.
    She has now been diagnosed with age-related wet macular degeneration.
    The first treatment worked wonders, and more will follow! Despite her visual impairment, she continues to paint at full steam, I'm proud of her.
    That's why I've decided to close the shipyard for another 2 weeks. She should relax, we will enjoy nature in the Tyrolean mountains and go on easy hikes
    See you again, Michel-C.
    PS: The new engine has finally arrived, I'm busy drawing and lasering it!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mast
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello Cash-rc!
    My respect! You've given me another idea!!! Thank you! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Why wander into the distance when the good is so close! (Saying of my grandfather)
    Crafting greetings
    Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Comtesse Robbe sail boat
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Ciao Fulvio,
    I also have a sailing boat, but no engine installed. instead, I have a powerful water pump so that I can bring it back to shore when it's calm. Everyone does what they think is right.
    The next time I restore the old Graupner Optimist, I will think about it again. . . ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„
    I had to wait over half an hour for the first sailboat to return to the shore because of a lull. Well, what the heck! ๐Ÿ˜
    Best regards Michel-C

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Re: Guestbook
    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi all!
    The journey will soon come to an end. I have real withdrawal symptoms. . Are the parts I ordered at home?
    Been to so many lakes and only took a small boat with me. . Next I'm going to buy a trailer so that I have my fleet with me as well as the bikes!
    Your Michel-C. with wife Doris

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Modified Stiletto project
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi JB!
    Have you fitted a flexible shaft to your model? How does the whole thing behave in general? Do you have to oil them a lot?
    Questions upon questions . . . ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    questioning greetings
    Michel-C.
    Ps: ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ oops sorry, didn't read your comments below

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Guestbook
    30 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello hobbyist,
    still on the road and had a wash day. When the sun shines everything is fine.
    Now we've moved on and once again the sky is crying.
    Relax day!
    Best regards Michel-C. And Doris

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Guestbook
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello all,
    So that your questions are answered, here are the data
    Opel Rekord 1700 1961
    Tabbert Comtesse 395 1958
    Both original 95%

    It is always amazing how many of these old carriages can be seen. Look and dream ok, Do I have something like that myself? I don't have time for that!
    One more thing:
    The Opel is not mine, we have the white new motorhome next to it.
    Either you have a classic car or you make model boats! I've decided in favour of model boats! All right?
    Read you soon,
    Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Guestbook
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Best regards from our tour of Germany.
    What you see on campsites, like here a couple from the north of Germany . .
    D&M shipyard greetings
    Michel-C

    PS: Next door to us with our mobile bedroom. Our bikes really wanted to be in the photo too. .

    ๐Ÿ“ In Loving Memory of my dad Peter, aka Mallory.
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Dear Stephen,
    The only important things in life are the traces of love that we leave behind when we go away.
    Our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved father.
    Michel-C and Doris

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 3. Old Commodore / Graupner
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi Isaac,
    When I'm back home, I'll take some photos of it. .
    But until then, please be patient, because my shipyard is on holiday
    and my employee (my wife) is with me.
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž Calling is useless! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    From holidays, your
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    ๐Ÿ“ When a model shipbuilder travels the country . . .
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hey you sailors,
    Seen on the way of our Germany tour . . In a small side street . . .
    This anchor was salvaged from the Rhine at low tide (low water level)
    and is a reminder of the Rhine shipping of that time in the old course of the Rhine.
    In 1952, the Rhine side canal was completed for today's shipping.
    This anchor can be seen on the old town wall of Bad Bellingen.
    Small things that bring you joy . . Let's see what else I will find. .
    Best regards,
    Michel-C and my wife Doris

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 3. Old Commodore / Graupner
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Good evening Len, (European time ๐Ÿคฃ)
    Unfortunately these are all old Graupner parts, but you can still buy leftover grease nipples on EBay.
    I took the photos of the Commodore before the renovation.
    However, the plastic parts of the couplings were so brittle that I replaced them.
    Take a look at the photos . .
    I'll be happy to give you more information, but I'm "on the road" at the moment.
    (Better said on the way . . My shipyard is closed)
    Greetings
    Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 3. Old Commodore / Graupner
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi Len,
    What do you mean by your sentence:
    "Who makes the drive shafts and pillow blocks, been looking for a source"?
    How can I help you with this?
    Greetings Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi!
    Concerning the question of 28 April:
    None of the four answers are correct, because it is . . . .

    the hammock! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    See you again soon,
    Michel-C. in Holiday mood

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 5. Old Stern wheel steamer
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi Alessandro, Hello Hermank
    Wait until the ship's staff have made up the beds and activated the hot water system for the bathrooms and showers in the rooms.
    The river cruise accepts guests who are catered for in the deck saloon, and for the day guests there is the kiosk with its friendly operator.
    By the way, I took the photo of the ticket seller myself and saw that similar photos are floating around on the Internet.
    See you after the holidays, ciao
    M & D ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Ps: Travel brochures are still with the graphic designer. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 5. Old Stern wheel steamer
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    So dear friends,
    From Wednesday our shipyard "D & M Modellschiffwerft" will close its doors for a few days.
    In englisch: D & M model shipyards
    Here are a few impressions of the test build before everything is painted and glued.
    Especially gender-free WC!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ labelled: โ€žpipi -kaka-landโ€œ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ

    See you again soon!
    Michel-C and my Dolores as an employees in the role of owner. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

    Ps: Still waiting for delivery of the engine ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

    ๐Ÿ“ Dating ?????
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello everyone,
    I share Chris's opinion, but you have the possibility with โ€œsend PMโ€
    But you also like to share what else is going on privately. And that my grandchildren are also interested in model building is something I can certainly share. . . . This is not a problem.
    Keep on tinkering, I'm doing it!
    Greetings Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Morning Boat friends!
    Yet another new word! Cool! I'm learning and learning . . .
    Perfect as a landlubber!
    When building my stern wheel steamer I need an altimeter rather than a log!
    As always, three steps forward, one step back. I think I've set myself a real first-class challenge here. Like this word search . .
    ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Sheer?
    No comment.
    Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ I miss Graupner!!! And Robbe too.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi all,
    Unfortunately, the demise of model shops is unstoppable.
    Here in Switzerland, you can only count these good model shops on one hand . .
    Apart from the Internet.
    The new technologies are in the hands of our successor hobbyists and young people. Tiktok and everything else is now their world. What a pity . . .
    So what???
    Michel-C.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 3. Old Commodore / Graupner
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi all,
    The same applies to this boat.
    On 28 April this year we have our baptisms at the club.
    "Michelle" will also be christened on this Sunday.
    The godmother for this boat is my youngest daughter Michelle. I have named it after her. She asked me to do this, because her siblings already have a boat named after her.
    Greetings Michel-C.

    PS: And here is my youngest daughter as godmother

    Additional note from 3.May 24
    The man in the background with the beautiful white beard is wearing a kilt for a simple reason. He has had a leg operation and finds it easier than forcing himself into tight trousers in pain.
    Now I realise why Scots wear the cool kilts or am I seeing things wrong?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 4. Fishing boat "Aline"
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi all,
    On 28 April this year we have our baptisms at the club.
    "Aline" will be baptised on this Sunday. We are hoping for great weather.
    Keep your fingers crossed!
    By the way, my granddaughter Aline is the godmother. I named this boat after her, this is her favourite boat.
    Greetings Michel-C.
    PS: My granddaughter, the godmother ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 5. Old Stern wheel steamer
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi Alessandro,
    I would be happy to give you the engine data briefly.
    As I work with 12V and 6V, I decided to test both types.
    With a 35 rpm gearbox made of steel and approx. 400 mNm, this should be sufficient, as the resistance is low due to the lubricated guide bushes made of MS
    As I will be helping my grandson to build a similar boat later on, I have therefore snapped up a pair of motors each.
    Certainly one of the same voltage as a replacement for me.
    Enclosed are approximate details of the drive, experiment with a toothed belt in the engine block unit.
    Greetings Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 5. Old Stern wheel steamer
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Good evening everyone,
    Tomorrow we will be working again, my shipyard employee has promised to paint more details. I'm doing the wiring myself, from top to bottom.
    The wheelhouse, 2nd and 1st upper decks are illuminated. Tomorrow the deck and all the electronics except for the drive unit will be installed and wired. A relay will be connected in between for all the lights, as we will be sailing around in the evening until it gets dark.
    The motor and gearbox have already been dispatched. It's good to have friends in Germany. . . And also here on this homepage!

    My best goodnight wishes to you all, ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด
    Michel-C.

    Ps: Before you ask about the blue light in the wheelhouse, it's the on-board computer with Windows 11.
    A Fantasy ship or what shall I call it?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 5. Old Stern wheel steamer
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Thank you all for your tricks and tips!
    Now I just have to find where I can order here in Switzerland. e.g. German companies no longer deliver to Switzerland, others charge unreasonable transport costs. .
    As we are visiting friends in Frankfurt, I have passed on my wish to him. Let me be surprised!
    At the moment, preparatory work is underway, such as adjusting and grinding laser parts, painting parts, finalising electronics, etc etc.
    But who am I telling! You know how it is when you get stuck on a part and have to look for a replacement. . .
    You certainly don't get bored.
    Enjoy the weekend, yours
    Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Wordle of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Sacred straw bag!!!
    In three again! Slowly but surely getting better!
    Happy,
    M-C.

    >>> Tinkering weather, it's snowing ! April Fool's Day! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Wordle of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Thanks for your encouragement Cashrc!
    Made it in 3 without a โ€žclueโ€œ! ๐Ÿ˜
    Greetings Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Wordle of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Bravo Cashrc
    Tztztz . . . for me in 4! ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ
    From today I try to solve English crossword puzzles . .
    Maybe I have a chance to solve the puzzle without a clue! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    โ€žBastelgrรผsse aus der Schweizโ€œ
    Michel-C.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 5. Old Stern wheel steamer
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Thank you modelling friends!
    Thank you RR,
    You are all awesome! In the meantime I have received an important detail from the manufacturer Engler (D) of the Chaperon: 42 Rpm has their drive which is no longer produced. ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ˜–
    So now the search in Switzerland begins . . Gogogo!
    I'll let you know as soon as I've found something! Then I will have to adapt the bracket, which will again involve lasers.
    Thanks again guys, you are super cool! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Ciao Michel-C.

    Ps: Dumas motor. . That's it! Thanks Peejay!



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