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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
    Little boat "Forelle"
    Here, too, a kit, but soon a reality. But, as I said with the Huntsman, first whip up all existing ship corpses is my motto, right? At some point, even after the Huntsman, I'll be using my retirement time here! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ PS: The picture is roughly my idea that I would like to realize with this construction kit. Without outboard motor
    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˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Creole Queen Sternwheeler
    10 days 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
    13 days 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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    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
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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
    23 days 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
    23 days 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
    2 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
    2 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
    2 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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    2 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello Roy!
    Thank you for your good explanations! I think you're right about the old electronics.
    I'll buy something new, so there are no pre-programmed problems. . . ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    hobbyist greetings
    Michel-Cl.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Old cruise / speed control
    2 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello Doug,
    first I'll start an experiment with an electronic plate with connections to a multiplex. I am convinced that this is worth a test. Otherwise I will rely on a new technology as you mentioned.
    I'll get back to you, maybe with a black face after trying. . .
    ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    see you soon on this channel, greetings
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    ๐Ÿ“ Old cruise / speed control
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    Hi โ€žStevegโ€œ,
    Thanks, somehow you always find something . . .
    Greets Michel-Cl.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Old cruise / speed control
    3 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello everyone,
    does anyone know this speed controller set? Can someone help me there? It comes from an old Commodore found in a basement!
    Any tip would be a help to me. . ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    hobbyist greetings
    Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Guys and Chains
    3 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello Jerry
    We have someone in our club who owns such a larger printer and sends us parts from *.dwg at spot prices. Simply the madness of this development.
    Perfect!!!! Good work! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Hobbyist greetings Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hello again
    4 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello Marky!
    Welcome back to the forum . . ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Best regards
    Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ“ First Post . Paint Advice for 1900s tug
    4 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello Greg!
    Now I know a bit more about the shrimp boats, I see I never stopped learning!!
    thanks! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Greats Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ“ Book Recomend beginer RC Yachts
    4 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi!
    There are different types of internals, but I've never needed a book. If you look around here, you will surely find one or the other idea that has already been incorporated. I myself rebuilt and changed the sail guides 6x until it suited me.
    I'll have to see if I can find anything in my files.
    >> Who seeks will find!!
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    4 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hey Newby7!
    I'm back home again after many trips in the motorhome and am now following your construction with interest. This is going to be a great boat! Congratulations and good luck!
    Best regards
    Michel-Claude

    PS:We also did handicrafts with the grandchildren during the holidays. My requirement for the kids: only string, wood from the forest, a knife and a piece of cloth. The success can be shown!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Constellation
    5 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Jerry . . .
    me again,
    Another clever idea with the hidden switch!
    Greats Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
    5 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Oh Jerry!
    very perfect, beautiful model!!
    Even more perfect your pendant! I see I must apply to my wife for such a pendant. . . Coupling would be available! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Greats Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Following me home from vacation....
    6 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hey DWB!!
    You either like it or you don't! Good decision on your part!!
    Greetings Michel Claude
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Re: Fitting out
    6 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Danke fรผr Deine Hilfe Doug!
    Greets Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fitting out
    6 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi AndyB,
    Missed your comment. I adopted your version from back then because I kept getting tangled sail lines! Luckily I installed a water pump so I can use hydro power to retrieve my ship!!
    Regards Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fitting out
    6 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Graham . .
    Regarding the sail servo, I have my own experience
    collected. First I attached a yo-yo to the opposite side. but this did not satisfy me at all, since the sail servo was always under "tension". (photo 1)
    Then I removed the whole thing again and designed the structure in such a way that the sail winch was never under tension. (photo 2)
    Damit kein der Segelschnรผre sich nicht verhederten, habe ich eine Fรผhrung mit einem Rohr an der kritischen Stelle gesichert.(Last photo is with all units)
    It's not perfect, but useful. Had no more problems.
    Greets Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Another excursion
    6 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hey Black Shoe!!
    Really good idea, thanks for all your tips!
    regards
    Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Little boat "Forelle"
    6 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Salรผt Zรคme!! (Hello everybody)
    Now I'm a small step further. . . But as I already mentioned, the smaller the boat, the more delicate the hull construction. Unfortunately, some of the parts were not right and had to be fitted first.
    I wouldn't be honest if I said the inaccuracy annoyed me. It's a hobby and this is where customization at its finest begins!
    You want the results to be visible in the end!
    Salute from a landlubber
    Michel-Claude
    PS:It should also be said that this was a set that had been in the attic for 34 years. . Says everything, doesn't it?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Rudder
    6 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello Andy!
    That's more than perfect!! You are certainly well equipped with tools and machines, you can see it in the great details! "Chapeau!" in English like I take my hat off to you!!
    Greets Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AMPHITRUCK
    6 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi JB!
    You deserve it!!
    Cheers you two!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Greets Michel-Claude
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sealing prior to painting
    6 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Bonjour Wooders,
    It was exactly the same for me. When my father died, my brother bought the house. When he recently (2020) had to repair the roof, he asked me to pick up my boxes. These have been up there since 1989. Since 2021 I've been activating my 8 boats one by one.
    2 pieces are already active again, the others are brought back to life one after the other. well, what's the point? as a pensioner you have time, but my wife is so in her element that I only have time to do handicrafts in the evenings. Our motto: who rests, rusts!
    hobbyist greetings
    Michel Claude
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Little boat "Forelle"
    6 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello everybody,
    Forgot to post here. But there is not much, except that the wooden parts could not be bent with all my efforts. Attempts with steam, water etc brought nothing. Now I have exchanged the old wood for new. yes and lo and behold it can be bent much better.
    In the meantime I continued to work on the other boats. But I couldn't let go of one thought: Why not convert this boat into a small hydrofoil?? Let yourself be surprised, I won't reveal more at the moment.
    Greets Michel-Claude
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