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    I cannot promise to finish one project before starting another. I know, I tried.
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    I am a retired UK toolmaker of nearly 50 years. I sold my business and moved to Hungary with my Hungarian wife.
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    Krick Police Launch.
    This launch has taken me three years to build. It is not a difficult model to make but after about six months of building I moved it to my house in Hungary to complete on my holiday. Unfortunately I was a little too confident on how much time the other half would allow me to work on her. I have now retired here so two years later, I have finally finished her, almost.๐Ÿ˜ Peter.
    Pilot Boat.
    I have really enjoyed building this little boat. The painting, as always, I found a challenge. I am really pleased with the performance and the finished result. It has taken me around six months to build only being able to fit time in around a busy work schedule. Looking forward to the next one now.
    (Racing Boat) Genesis
    I bought this boat to give me some running time whilst I complete a major overhaul of my Patrol Torpedo Boat and build my Police Launch kit. I plan to try it for the first time next week in my local river. I would like to thank Doug (RNinMunich) for all his help to get the boat connected electrically as I have not used brushless before and needed to complete quickly. The boat is on it`s way Doug. Note. it is faster than 24km/h. Ran out of options. The instructions say 55km/h. (Motor: 3674 2074KV) (ESC: Hoddyking 125A Water Cooled) (9/10)
    (Naval Ship) Patrol Torpedo Boat
    I built the boat many years ago. I am about to embark on a full refurbishment. I intend to re-paint and add all new guns and deck items. (Motor: MFA Marlin) (ESC: Futaba) (6/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Supertanker models...
    11 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    This might be the ideal project to 3D print the hull.there should be several parts which would be exactly the same.
    Peter.
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    ๐Ÿ“ portbalne video
    11 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Martin. Great to hear from you.๐Ÿ™‚
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    ๐Ÿ“ New Acquisition
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nice find Nerys.
    When my Father passed a few years ago, I inherited a Fairwind yacht. It needs attention as the rigging is missing. I have no idea about these boats or how to sail them but I will get around to learning.๐Ÿ˜†
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Commander
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Super job Colin.๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Model Slipway RNLI Tamar class lifeboat 1:16 scale
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Simon.
    I am so happy that you are making this model now. I have one which I have really been looking forward to starting. I can use your blog, if you donโ€™t mind, as a major guide. Please add a lot of detail, as usual, because I will need all the help I can get. If you work as before, I am sure you will complete this inside three months. I am expecting to take two years.๐Ÿ˜ฌ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Electrical installation Part 1.
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thanks Lew for the suggestion but I must admit that task would be beyond my skill level.
    I have now fitted all of the necessary equipment into the hull so will continue as I am.
    I am just considering the electrical connections from the cabin to the hull. My original thought is being updated as the connecting wires were too rigid. I have a plan.
    There will be a few connections to make prior to running this model including the water for the two cabin mounted monitors. If anybody knows of some small quick fit water connectors for this task I am all ears.
    Peter.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Smit Nederland
    4 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Inspiration to complete yours Ed??๐Ÿ˜ฌ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Only in Canada, eh! Pityโ€ฆ
    4 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Picture postcard area there Ron.
    The weather here is windy but mainly sunny. Temperatures of around 9C in the daytime dropping to -5C at night. No snow so far except for one shower if 3cm in January.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AMPHITRUCK
    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Brilliant. Hope that was not your steak in that pan.๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AMPHITRUCK
    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Looks fantastic. Great job JB.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: General Construction
    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Wow. That is an incredible amount of small details to make. Do the decks detach so that you can see all of this detail Len.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Electrical installation Part 1.
    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    I am now focusing on the wiring of the 16 channels. I thought that seeing that the hull is 48โ€, 1.20 metres long, there would be plenty of room. This has proved not to be that case and I think if I were starting from scratch, I would add a couple of accessible platforms to attach some of the circuits. The voltage regulators are larger than anticipated but I am getting there. I still have to add the two 3s batteries that just arrived, but I am sure this will not present too much of a problem.
    I have made up a fuse and main switch assembly for the drive motor battery and added a fuse only for that ancillary battery. The cabin and hull cables are to be connected using a 25 pin plug and some wires added to the outside to carry a little more current for the search light and radar motors just in case.
    I have chosen to use 11.1 volts, LiPo 3s, batteries for both the motor circuit and equipment circuits as I want the motors separate from everything else to give a reasonable run time. The main water pump works best on 12 volts especially as it has to feed three monitors which explains the need for the regulators as most of the other motors and equipment runs at six volts.
    The sbus decoders have been fitted and the main receiver. The switch modules for the lighting and other equipment are in place but need to be connected. I am working through these one at a time. The voltage regulators are only capable of a constant 2 amp draw so I hope that the small geared motors do not stall as I really donโ€™t have much space to add additional fuses to them all. The wiring diagrams I designed and posted earlier show all of the equipment needed to make this work. I am sure that there is an easier way to achieve this without the need for some of the regulators but that is beyond my knowledge of circuitry.
    I will be continuing this work over the next couple of weeks and will update the blog then.
    The pictures were taken at different stages of the installation.
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    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    So sorry to hear your bad news Colin. I hope your relative in hospital gets well soon and that this trend stops immediately. Best wishes.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AMPHITRUCK
    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Looks great JB. Soon be in the water.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wiring Diagram
    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Good luck in Australia Alistair.
    I hope you find the blog helpful.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rowing Boat
    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    I can honestly say that I have finished a boat. OK, it`s only the row boat for Dusseldorf but from small Acorns and all that.
    I did not like the rowlocks idea from the instructions using split pins, so I bent some brass wire and made my own.
    My colour scheme is also off plan but I think the proper design looks so dull. I am going to jazz up a couple more items as well to add a bit of eye interest.
    I have really ventured into the wiring of the 16 channels now so will post an update on that soon. I really hope to finish this project by early summer as I have so many more to get on with.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AMPHITRUCK (second flotation test)
    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Brilliant JB. I was wondering how you would keep the water out of the on road drive train.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ“ Batteries
    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    I must say that I can only agree with Steveโ€™s (cormorant) comments in the main. These threads should never have been allowed to get abusive and they certainly should have been edited and the poster warned. There are young people and ladies viewing this site and if for nothing else, these remarks and the people making them should have some form of action taken to stop it immediately. How many highly experienced modellers, such as Steve and Martin, does it take to lose before something is done.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Birthday celebration for Neyrs Today
    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Happy belated Birthday Nerys.๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ“ Life on board.
    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    I remember the Warship series from decades ago which I enjoyed a lot. Upon seeing this thread, I decided to watch the entire series from one to Three, 12 episodes to date. Series one and two were aboard the HMS Duncan, a Type 45 Destroyer. I found the nine episodes extremely enjoyable and shows the Royal Navy to be a highly professional and effective service. Moving on to series three and the Type 23 Frigate. The personnel still, in my view, show a very high level of professionalism. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the ship. First appearances show a rust bucket. This is followed by a lengthy series of system and equipment failures. It is a shame as it has surprised me to see how continual budget cuts to our armed forces are displayed for all to see. Great series though and I would recommend to anybody with an interest in Naval activities. My5.๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: IS IT A BOAT, IS IT A TRUCK? - IT'S A BIT OF BOTH,- THE AMPHITRUCK
    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    This is interesting JB. Are they special axles. How are they sealed from water or am I missing the plot somewhere. ๐Ÿค”
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    6 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thanks Stephen. My prize arrived today in Hungary. We will use it often.๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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    ๐Ÿ“ 3D printing
    6 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Mike.
    I have the Creality Ender 3 V2. It is a very good printer for the price. I am, at present, updating mine with automatic bed levelling and the latest quiet running mother board. It will print an item 200 x 200 x 250. There is an Ender 5 which prints larger items. There is also an Ender 3 Pro but I am not sure what that one has that the V2 doesn`t.
    Happy hunting.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Titanic
    6 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    The major problem with this type of magazine, forgetting the price for a moment, is that they stop the issues if the take up drops below a certain level during the three years. This can leave a part built model with a huge amount of outlay. Not nice.
    Peter.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bad penny
    6 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Best wishes for a much better 2022 Marky.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    6 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thank you Stephen. A great start to 2022 already.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    6 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    The quiz, in my opinion, was perfect for the general membership. If the questions were made too much more difficult, the vast majority would drop out leaving just an elite few to battle it out amongst themselves. Sounds a bit like modern economics really. I, for one, would not take part as the only solution for me would be Google and that would just not be cricket.
    Obviously I have no problems with this idea but do not expect a large uptake. I thought this quiz was perfect and look forward to another.
    Happy New Year to all.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    6 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Why were you digging the Manchester Canal Ron. Is it not deep enough?
    Peter.๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    6 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    I think I got three wrong in all. A fourth I could kick myself as I knew the answer was coxswain but forgot to tick the box. Oh well, thereโ€™s always next year.๐Ÿ™„
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    6 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Really good bit of fun. Thanks for the quiz Stephen and a Hapoy New Year to all.๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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