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    3. Old Commodore / Graupner
    Hello everybody, And restored another corpse from my closet. It will still be some time before the ship is christened. The first pictures before the restoration follow. Rest follows later. Greetings Michel Claude
    Old Stern wheel steamer
    A little more in my workshop I received this boat as a gift from an estate, with the condition that it be reactivated and made navigable. Pooh. . . Mister Chance brought light into the dark. It's the "Chaperon" from the factory Engel. Let's see if I get details and plans, because I didn't get anything except the paddle steamer. . But first bring my other boats back to life! Folks, there's a lot of work waiting for me. The condition is not exactly good, plastic parts everywhere. . wait, because there will be construction here again. A poet once said that ideas and thoughts are free. . . Bye for now! Your Michel-Claude
    Huntsman 31
    Now a kit, but soon a reality. But first whip up all existing ship corpses is my motto, right? Huntsman needs a lot of love and patience. . . ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ PS:Last photo. . . this is what this boat will look like. . .a long way to get there, because first the other two are awakened from their slumber. . .
    My transport helper
    Hi all!! Today I gathered the material together. . The only thing missing now is the screws, nuts and washers . . . on monday I go to the shopping center with the shopping list I was able to have the sheets made by my former company. So see you on Monday. . Greetings Michel-Claude
    Graupner Bussard
    Name St Raphael had a accident and was sunk! . . . caused by another stupid driver ๐Ÿ˜ญ Waiting for his new watering, Winter is long, skiing is not my thing! ๐Ÿ˜€ Data and pictures will follow . . .
    Graupner Optimist
    Old sailing ship, guarded before disposal ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ (built in the year 1980) Data and pictures will follow . . . Please be patient, thanks. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    1. Sylvie (ex Lotse / Graupner)
    A pilot ship built by Graupner in 1987 and brought to life again this year! Picture nr. 4 is the original from Graupner. I rebuilt my boat a bit, it was too simple for me, with stand and headlights that can be switched on and off. Data and pictures will follow . . . Greets Mike PS: The second last picture is actually the original from Graupner. So you can see what I have changed. My boats shouldn't be 0/815 models.
    2. Reine des Vents
    A sailor built in 1988 and brought back to life this year!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Special: Drive and Motor Type = Wind! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ A few pictures / information about the sail controls . . . Had to resort to simple things! First the sail winch. It is a Hitec type HS-785HB with karbonite gears and ball bearing 6V / Speed 1.38 Sec 360ยฐ / Torque 13.2kg (183.3oz.in) Who doesn't know the yoyo for admission tickets? Exactly created for easy tensioning of the sailing line. But how did I build the guide of the rope? With spools of thread from my wife's sewing machine! She wasn't thrilled. . . I bought her new ones for the sake of peace of mind. I got the scheme of the rope routing from a buddy, but I will revise the whole thing without using a yoyo. (Less pressure on the sailing servo) There are still ideas to come, but I already have an idea box Instead of the yoyo, a closed rope ring should be connected directly to the sail winch. The tension should be ensured by a lateral spring. A scheme of my idea follows so that everyone understands me, or my English typing! Take a look at the photos. Questions are gladly answered Other Data and pictures will follow . . . Please be patient, thanks. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Recent Posts
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First sail
    14 days ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hei Ron!!
    Thanks for the great tip with the video!!!
    Greetings
    Michel-Cl.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Thanksgiving
    14 days ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Likewise Dave, enjoy the day!
    Greetings
    Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Boats & Thanksgiving
    14 days ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello Lew,
    As a Swiss Confederate I have wondered several times where your harvest festival called Thankgiving comes from.
    Thanks to Google and Wikipedia. . .for all who did not know . . Here the origin:
    It is believed that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1541 by Spanish colonists together with members of the Caddo tribe in May of that year. The latter used the feast to give thanks for the food they found, since newcomers often did not know what to eat when they arrived.
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    As for the ship models, I'm right there with you! And what I have already received for great tips . .excellent! Thanks again to all who helped me with your tips really.
    Thank you, really super page and super people!
    Hobbyist greetings from central Switzerland
    Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ“ re vintage model workshop
    22 days ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello Peejay!
    beautiful model !!!
    Greetings Michel-Cl.
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    ๐Ÿ“ when a boat not a boat
    29 days ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Lindemann 06!
    It is always good as a modeler to have and maintain good contacts with divers. . . . . sometime you are glad about it ! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Greetings
    Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ“ Moving on
    1 month ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello Rick,
    I gave the house to the children and now I work in the smallest of spaces. The start was tough but you get used to the circumstances.
    I can only guess why it is so bad for you and I can only give you one thing on the way:
    Cheer up and don't let it get you down. Keep writing your comments, help us with your knowledge. We need people like you!
    Hobbyist greetings from Switzerland
    Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ“ Boat Show
    1 month ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hellou "Redpopman"!
    Good tip if we come to your beautiful island in 2023. .
    with left-hand traffic. . . that will be found!
    I also got smart in Google Maps, let's see what we will find here! How are the winds there? sailing ok?
    Hobbyist greetings from Switzerland,
    Michel Claude
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Epoxying the hull
    2 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Wow!!! Perfect job, Graham!
    My respect! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Greetings Michel-Cl.!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Madison Belle
    2 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Lew,
    Yes, I know what you mean by that.
    I thought of that too! It is clear that with such a "flat" hull, the cross wind can overturn the punt. But here, too, I intend to attach a keel to which I can attach one as needed. brings some resistance with it, but what the heck! Safety first!๐Ÿ‘
    cool windy greetings ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Madison Belle
    2 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    I forgot something . . the upper deck! โ˜น๏ธ
    Salut Michel-Cl.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Madison Belle
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    Hello John,
    At the moment I am also restoring a stern wheel steamer wreck. First I really wanted to throw everything down and destroy it, but my pride doesn't allow it.
    Let's see what's happening with you. .
    Greetings Michel-Claude
    PS: It has really suffered from being stored, parts have broken off, are brittle etc, etc. . .๐Ÿ˜ญ But what a 3D printer can do makes my heart beat faster. . . . See tail wheel pattern
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    ๐Ÿ“ Misissippi Sternwheeler
    2 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Tom,
    You are the best, 1000 thanks
    Greetings, Michel-Cl.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Oldies
    2 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Roy!
    Swiss hobbyist greetings
    Michel-Cl.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Oldies
    2 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello Roy,
    As we are coming to visit you in the UK next year with the motorhome, I would be happy with an exact address. It's always nice to see oldies like this.
    Thank you in advance.
    Greetings Michel Claude
    PS:Hope all is right with the world again. . . ๐Ÿ™„
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    ๐Ÿ“ Misissippi Sternwheeler
    2 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Oh! Thanks Tom for your link. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    I have to wait until the admin unlocks me. I have time!
    Greetings Michel-Cl.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Misissippi Sternwheeler
    2 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello everybody!
    Now I have the better version of one of the 4 wheel spokes of the rear wheel. . . But I've already found improvements, such as instead of "printing" rivets, I'll put holes and replace them with real little rivets. . Just details!
    I still really have to go to the land of Freecads-CAD. . but as I said before: you never stop learning, even in old age you learn to get older . . . . ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    Best regards
    Michel-Cl.
    PS:At the moment I am in quarantine due to Covid. . Shit! ๐Ÿค•๐Ÿค•๐Ÿค•
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    ๐Ÿ“ Chinese model parts supplers
    2 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello everyone!
    It's like that everywhere! Here in Switzerland, a customs surcharge is added to the purchase price, which is really cheeky!
    That's why I usually combine shopping in Germany / France or Italy with a motorcycle trip lasting several days. Most of the time the weather is right too. . .that's how it is done! All facts, your posts are correct!
    Wait and see, at some point the tables will turn and national specialists will be in demand again, even if the price is a little higher.
    Look positively ahead, hobbyist greetings your Michel-Claude
    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
    PS: 3D printers are already cheap. But please buy middle class here as well and if someone can teach me what these devices are about, report it! Personal experiences are wanted here and really welcome!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Misissippi Sternwheeler
    2 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello Dave,
    It's a quarter to three in your area, we're going to bed in about 1 hour! (21.45)
    Well, as far as the rear wheel is concerned, I'll be happy to continue reporting, but I also have to rely on my buddy in the club! But I promise to keep you and anyone else interested informed. I myself have drawn 2D (laser cut) up to now, but am learning 3D. Let's see how fast my brain learns this stuff!
    But please give me some time, because in between I also have two repair jobs on other ships that have priority. . .
    Best regards
    Michel-Cl.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Misissippi Sternwheeler
    2 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Doug!
    Google knows everything, but apparently not! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„
    Ask Doug, he'll know for sure, thank you very much!
    Now I can keep tinkering!
    Best regards
    Michel-Cl.
    Ps: here is the first 3D printer test for the rear wheel
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    ๐Ÿ“ Misissippi Sternwheeler
    2 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello everyone!
    Can someone give me a link or help from experience where the position lights are located on the Mississippi Sternwheeler. . .
    Just couldn't find it. .๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ
    hobbyist greetings
    Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ“ D class Dog Boat
    3 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello you two,
    I wish you a speedy recovery and recreation!
    keep your ears stiff, dear craft brothers
    a speedy recovery from switzerland, your Michel-Claude
    Ps my english is not perfect but i hope you understand my meaning
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Creole Queen Sternwheeler
    4 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello Dave!
    Nobody is perfect . . . . but that's the exciting part!
    Suddenly it works. . . . ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Have a nice evening and greetings
    Michel-Cl.
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    ๐Ÿ“ When grandchildren challenge you
    4 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello hobbyists!
    a few months ago we had to take care of our grandchildren. Instead of sitting at the iPad, as is usual these days, I took the time to tinker inside. I may have mentioned this before.
    The main thing is that you show them something!
    So we went into the forest and got wooden sticks about 50cm.
    A pocket knife, a small handsaw, scissors, string and a piece of an old T-shirt were allowed to be used.
    The success can be shown. . and I myself only gave instructions. . . .
    People who were proud of their success that evening
    see you soon
    Grandpa Michel Claude
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 3. Old Commodore / Graupner
    4 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello everybody,
    Now let's move forward, step by step. You never know what kind of hidden damage awaits you, but that's the challenge with things like this. . .
    Greetings Michel Claude
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    ๐Ÿ“ 3. Old Commodore / Graupner
    4 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello everybody,
    And restored another corpse from my closet. It will still be some time before the ship is christened.
    The first pictures before the restoration follow. Rest follows later.
    Greetings Michel Claude
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Creole Queen Sternwheeler
    4 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Dave!
    As soon as I'm back I'll take some photos of the "wreck".
    Did you have these lasers or do you have such a device yourself?
    This would take me wonder how you did it.
    best regards
    Michel Claude
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Creole Queen Sternwheeler
    4 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi โ€žRiver Ratโ€œ,
    Your Creole Queen is perfect! what would surprise me when setting it up:
    are the railings made of wood or plastic?๐Ÿค”
    Since I only received plastic parts for my similar model, I had it lasered from 1.5mm plywood. They have become brittle due to age and that's why I'm replacing them. ๐Ÿ˜…
    Do you have any more pictures of how you built the drive? would be grateful!
    hobbyist greetings from the Swiss mountains
    Michel Claude
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Setting up the Winches
    5 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Jerry
    Your winch version is very interesting, I always find it motivating to get good ideas from other model builders. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Hobbyist greetings
    Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ“ MODEL FRAMING JIG
    6 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hallo Trev!
    I have a question for you:
    Couldn't you use a picture that corresponds to the time? it's summer and you're still standing there covered in snow! ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ
    doesn't work at all!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    see you soon on this summer channel,
    greetings Michel Claude
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    ๐Ÿ“ Old cruise / speed control
    6 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    hear hear!
    Thank you JB and you fellow writers for all your cool inputs, that really motivates me! you are great!
    Hobbyist greetings from Switzerland
    Michel-Claude
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