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    πŸ“ small Lasercutter
    9 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Herman,
    I am one of many who live with their hobby. . But:
    You always have to take your time and combine it with the woman's wishes.
    This is the best version I have experienced several times. Now my wife is a fan of this laser cutter herself and has asked me to show her this.
    I hope there won't be any arguments like with the TV control!
    Let's wait and see what is cut, engraved, assembled and glued!
    See you soon, from the darkness I greet you all
    Michel-Cl.

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    πŸ“ small Lasercutter
    9 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Good evening everyone !!!
    Now the time has come with my laser cutter. Since we were on the road the last time, it is clear that I had a lot of things lying around!
    A few pictures of lasered parts I will add later. but first I have to solve a problem: With larger parts, the outer dimensions are sometimes a few mm off. I have contacted the manufacturer and must honestly admit that they are trying really hard! But the time difference sometimes slows down the answers.
    Soon more on this channel . .and as I said the pictures I still make!!!

    The best country greetings
    Michel-Cl.

    Update:
    In this weather I moved my laser workshop to the balcony, with this beautiful view - .
    . . . .

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    9 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hei all!
    in Switzerland this is called a propeller, but literally translated this is called ship's screw.
    Landlubber greets, Michel-C.

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    16 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hello folks!
    You never stop learning, I can tell by my wrong answers. . . .
    The questions are instructive for me as a landlubber and expand everyone's knowledge.
    Or am I wrong?
    Hobbyist greetings from a landlocked country
    Michel - Cl.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Nauticurso Mighty Mite 1:64 Scale
    19 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    😍😍😍😍😍
    Congratulations, a very beautiful model
    Best wishes Michel-Cl

    πŸ’¬ Re: Aquacraft Bristol Bay
    22 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hello Herman, Hello all other members
    Wanted to actually on the sailing ship of my friends, they are still stuck in the Mediterranean. So I have reversed the vacation and have been on the road with my wife, the camper and two bikes. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    About the weather I'm not talking, we still had it really comfortable and seen a lot . . .
    Now I'm back and from next week will be tinkering again. But first the tax return must go through the stage.
    Well what the heck!
    Hobby greetings
    Michel-C

    πŸ’¬ Re: Aquacraft Bristol Bay
    22 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hye DWB!
    I received such a body at that time . . .today it looks like this!
    Best regards Michel-Cl.

    πŸ’¬ Re: Canceled fishing boat style
    1 month ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi guys, Hi Herman,
    If you don't have Wi-Fi on holiday, you're not always online, dear Herman.
    And like flaxbybuck's question, I'd be interested in the grey thing too, which has it in it. πŸ€”
    Greetings from somewhere
    Michel-Cl.

    πŸ’¬ Re: Rc boat trailer/stand
    1 month ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hello Together!
    Thanks for all the good tips! really valuable!
    Cheers Michel-Cl.
    PS: Captain Haddock is a thirsty guy! :-)

    πŸ’¬ Re: Guestbook
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Sorry Herman!
    I did not want to, but it will probably be one of the last sailing trips, since my wife prefers to travel with the camper and likes to have dry land under his feet. 😐😐😐
    That's why I craft ships of every kind!
    Read you later as we will be gone soon
    Good time, Michel C

    πŸ“ Guestbook
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Servus landlubbers,
    am times really again on the high seas! Next month again!
    Ahoi Michel-Cl.

    New Infos: Look here on this homepage of my friends
    https://www.leinenlostrinity.ch >>Bildergalerie >> Kroatien 2013

    I am the one with the black hudy with the white 47. . .
    At that time we still rented the sailboat, today they are the proud owners of an Alubat Ovni 445!
    Apartment dissolved and now live on this boat as long as health permits . . .and we friends are always welcome! This is real friendship

    All photos were taken by the owners

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    πŸ“ The late lovely Nerys (fleet Admiral)Update on Funeral arrangements
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Dear Alice
    My wife Doris and I will remember your husband on 2 May.
    May he rest in peace and we send you much strength.
    Love greetings
    Michel -Claude and Doris

    πŸ’¬ Re: My Harbour
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Ooh Mister Brightwork!
    So here's where I have to lift my hat, how long have you been in modelling??? When I think that I must have been working on my sternwheel steamer for several months . . . Well, for me it's an incentive to work with a kick in the butt, not to rush and to work cleanly.
    Always nice to see such collections. . . .
    Bravo! Cheers Michel-Cl.

    PS: You need space for that! Do you live in a castle or something?

    πŸ“ Food for Thouhgt
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Yes folks....
    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but Rick, the better ones are the fake calls from Microsoft, you have a virus on your PC! The trick is when you say you have an Apple, they want to kill the virus there too! Sorry, what does micro junk have to do with Apple?
    Just open your eyes, prick up your ears and laugh out loud, just like Rick.

    Hobbyist greetings Michel-Cl.

    πŸ“ power boats
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Question for Doug and Colin:
    Explain to a landlubber what advantage this would have? The bow thrusters need bigger ships like sailors to get off the dock. .or am I seeing something wrong??
    Thanks Michel-Cl.

    πŸ“ End strategy
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hello Doug, Hello to all model boat builders!
    Yeep I'm a little crazy but this is just the spice you need to live. Even if it makes you cry sometimes, put your head down and get through it!
    I'm actually a native of the French part of Switzerland, but have lived here near Lucerne since 1960. I suppose the crazy nature of the people of Central Switzerland has rubbed off on me a bit. . . which I consider a positive thing.
    Yes, Doug, not all Swiss people are reserved ... You have described me very well to the others here,🀣🀣🀣🀣
    Bye together, Michel Cl. (the very crazy swissman) πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘

    πŸ“ End strategy
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Dear people,
    I think this post will drive us crazy . . .
    but nevertheless loud good ideas have been passed on.
    I only know one thing .... look at my attached photo
    I go on tinkering, dot!
    Best regards
    Michel-Cl.

    πŸ“ End strategy
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hello hobbyists!
    Yes for goodness sake!! I solved it by giving each ship a name of one of the children.
    So everything is clear, and the grandchildren also look forward to going to the pond with me every time.
    We have some young people in the club who like to receive something that makes sense.
    But people!! I'm not planning to go yet at 76! I have set myself a goal of living to see 98 in good health! That's the way to do it!
    And as long as there are still a few corpses in the cellar, I don't have time to join up!
    That's not possible! Besides, the Swiss live to a ripe old age, sometimes even outliving their wives. . .which was different until now. .
    Humour people and look ahead! Clearing up during your lifetime is ok and I have already sold on or given away some things. .
    That's how it's done!

    Cheers!!! Captain Haddock alias Michel-Cl.

    πŸ“ What Paint Do Members Use?
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hello painters,
    Since my oldest son works as a specialised carroseries mechanic and restores classic cars, I have learned a lot about preparation.
    Also in painting, back then the Rileys, Morris Oxford, etc. were sprayed with several layers of nitrocellulose lacquer, roughened up again between each layer. That's how I painted my "Aline", the cutter, but with normal car paint.
    Finally, I treated it with nano polish, which I repeat every year depending on the number of trips.
    Everyone does it their own way.
    I find all the comments very interesting, thank you!
    Hobbyist's greetings
    Michel-Cl.

    πŸ“ Hog Chains on a Sternwheel Riverboat
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hello Gord-C!
    I am also creating a Mississippi sternwheeler.
    There I was also looking for ideas. Here are a few of them, and if you have some patience, I can show you my version. Am just drawing up in CAD . . Will get back to you later.
    Hobbyist greetings Michel-Cl.

    Appendix:
    All these photos have either received or found on the Internet. These are filed with me under the folder : Ideas from around the world . . . . Thanks to the Internet!
    or look in my harbour under no 5 sternwheeler



    https://engel-modellbau.eu/shop/Schiff/Heckraddampfer/CHAPERON-Mississippi-Heckr
    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Oh people!
    For me, as a typical landlubber, this is a mystery, so I'll let the shipping nations take precedence ....
    Cheers Michel-C

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    πŸ“ small Lasercutter
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hello everyone, Good evening doctor!
    Unfortunately, the fact is that there are fewer and fewer model stores.
    But in Switzerland there are still a few good enthusiasts who still run real meeting places with their store. In our small country you are quickly from one border to another!!! Therefore we are blessed with the short distances.
    But it's true, a lot has changed since Corona and despite the Internet, you can not trust every provider. Had indeed waited over 2 months for my Lasercutter. Fortunately I received the money back.
    Now my day is saved tomorrow . . .! But please I need some time to learn the ropes. Yes there would still be my great wife (❀️❀️❀️) who would have cool ideas on Easter. I love you to death, but on such short notice . . . uuuuuhhh
    πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ
    So folks, now good night . . .I'm going to pat my pillow!
    Bye bye!
    Michel-Cl.

    PS: After 45 years of marriage you know who lives with you and enjoys old age!!! And you get to build boats without grumbling on your part!!!! Yeah!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    πŸ“ small Lasercutter
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    dear Dr John F. Leeds and Bradford,
    I will gladly do this for our homepage, in case someone wants to buy something like this later. This has still granted me my wife.
    But from today, a different wind blows with us!
    Now I am no longer allowed in model stores . . . . must make it myself . . . puuuuh!!!
    Cheers Michel-Cl

    🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

    πŸ“ Sail GP Christchurch
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Wow! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Really interesting thing! Thanks for your contribution, Phil!
    Cheers from the landlubber
    Michel-Cl.

    πŸ“ Riffigweiher / Riffig pond
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Update at the pond
    since the beginning of 2022 the pond belongs to the municipality.
    At the end of March we were surprised, we have a new jetty!!!
    Hooray!!!
    In the first post, the picture was from 2011,
    I have deliberately not posted a photo of the landing stage.
    Greets Michel-Cl.

    πŸ“ Riffigweiher / Riffig pond
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Update at the pond Riffig
    Since the beginning of 2022 the pond belongs to the municipality.
    At the end of March we were surprised, we have a new jetty!!!
    Hooray!!!
    Greets Michel-Cl.

    πŸ’¬ Re: Bluebird of Chelsea
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Since someone has taken but really much effort!
    Hats off, in French: "Chapeau"
    Greets Michel-Cl.

    πŸ“ small Lasercutter
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hello Together!!
    Finally I have my little laser cutter! Can pick it up on Tuesday!!!
    I was able to buy it at Ricardo (Switzerland). For this I have to redraw all my drawings to the small format, which goes in a jiffy!
    I'll let you know as soon as I have something cut. now it's learn learn learn.
    So I ask you all: Who has had experience with this and would have good tips for me.
    Would be really grateful to you!
    Cheers Michel-Cl.

    PS:i am really happy . .β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    πŸ“ Very sad news about Nerys plus update on her final boat project
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    My condolences, dear Alice.

    Everyone among us knows that life on this earth is given. Nery was one of us and will remain so. Rest in peace and sail to your new home.
    Michel-Cl.

    πŸ“ Adding to your own blog
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Stephen is a cool admin!
    Thanks for all your effort to this great HP!!!!
    Cheers Michel-Cl.



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