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    I promise I will finish a boat project before I start another......Maybe.
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    I am a toolmaker of 47 years with my own small business I specialise in OO9 and N Gauge Wagons for a leading company.
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    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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    πŸ“ 1/16 Shannon Lifeboat
    7 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Very nice job you have made of the Lifeboat.
    Can I ask where you managed to find the figures at 1:16 scale.
    Thanks.
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    πŸ“ Bargain Tools at Lidl (UK)
    7 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Thanks Rob. I only saw this thread last night so went from work to Lidls this morning to see how my luck was running. Better do the Lotto tonight. There was one left just waiting for me. No spare discs though.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting
    8 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Thanks for the information on the lining tape Mike. I just bought some for Dusseldorf, and others at a later date.
    Peter.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting and detailing the wheelhouse...
    8 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    How long have I not been paying attention. You really are progressing at a pace Sy. This model is really looking superb. Superb workmanship as usual.
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    9 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Sorry to hear that you have not been well Nerys.
    I hope you get to feel a whole lot better really soon.
    Peter.😊
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    10 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    So sorry to hear the news that you have left Martin. I do hope that whatever the problems are that they can get resolved soon and that you can return and continue to cheer us all up with your instant wit and mind of knowledge.
    Wishing you all the best.
    Peter.
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    πŸ“ test equipment.dc supplies
    11 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    I have been using this piece of kit. It is a fully adjustable soldering station along with a rework hot air blower and output voltage for testing which is also variable. It also has a USB output for good measure. It cost Β£62 and has proved money well spent. I am not sure if the voltage output is regulated though.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Electronics installation continues....
    25 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Thanks Sy. I really appreciate the help. A trip to Halfords for essential supplies for sanity is required.😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bowsprit Part 2
    25 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Beautiful workmanship Graham. Looks perfect.😊
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    πŸ“ Taking a break
    25 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Always good to have more than one hobby Ron.
    I like messing with electronics in my spare spare time. Trouble finding spare time at the moment. Roll on retirement.😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Electronics installation continues....
    25 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Very nice and Tidy Sy.
    Have you decided on the manufacturer and colours for the main blue and orange.
    It would be very helpful if you have as I would like to buy the paint for my Tamar class before I leave for Hungary. Sorry that I rely on your experience but I am useless at paint selection and I really need to get the Lifeboat right. It might end up red else.πŸ˜€πŸ˜
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    29 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Glad you wrote this Nerys. I had my first ever Flu jab on Saturday and on Sunday I had a headache, aching joints and a sore throat. Today all is good again except for slight joint discomfort. Hope that the Covid jab goes a little better.😁
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Planning the electrics
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Hi Bombero.
    Sorry I missed your comment.
    I really like the Taranis and the open tx firmware. I am finding my way around and am finding it easier to programme than I first thought. I have left it for now whilst concentrating on completing the model before I move house. I have decided to use the x-bus system which should save some room and wiring. I hope you are getting on better with your system now.
    I have the wiring diagram supplied by Krick but will not use it. I will design my own circuits when I get there.
    Peter.
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    πŸ“ Flashing LEDs
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Thanks Graham. You circuit looks easier than the one I made.
    I will use yours next time.
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    πŸ“ Flashing LEDs
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    I have the alternating flasher circuit somewhere Mike. I used to make railway crossing signal lights so I will dig it out. Cannot remember if it was adjustable. I have a finished one here somewhere so I will try and find it.😊
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    πŸ“ Flashing LEDs
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    This is the circuit I make up when I need a flasher unit.
    I have made several over the past few years. Still cannot quite make out why the LED resistor goes to negative but the circuit works well.
    Flashing LED circuit
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    πŸ“ Today's Plan
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Can we have some snow please. I might be able to update the wife`s list of chores to include ship building. Probably need more than a bit of snow to change it though!
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    πŸ“ Cruise Ships
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    The view from my living room window today.
    Volendam, Arcadia and Oosterdam and behind the trees, Zaandam and Eurodam. Just around the headland is Queen Victoria, Marella Explorer and Marella Explorer 2. We are so lucky down here at the moment. All of the Queens have visited with Queen Mary 2 here most of the time. We usually get two cruise ships a year here for six hours only. We will miss them when they go but I only hope that things improve quickly so that they can get back to work very soon.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT, FINALLY, PHOTO DAY! PARTS 1, 2 & 3
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Superb job JB. How realistic does that scene look. I am sure that you could tell most people that this was a real life size boat that you were launching and there would be no reason to doubt it.πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Cruise Ships
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Ah. That explains it then. That is why I can see five cruise liners from my window.πŸ˜€
    I see that Queen Victoria is your side.
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    πŸ“ Cruise Ships
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Hello Hammer. You are in Torbay?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Preparing the railings
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    I have a plan. I will make a few fixtures from steel with the correct hole centres and solder all of the joints that way. Remove from fixture and fit. Possibly.😊
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    πŸ“ Flashing LEDs
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Is the flashing frequency adjustable Mike?
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    πŸ“ Preparing the railings
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    I have finally found some time to get on with some modelling. My house is now in turmoil whilst we pack everything getting ready for the big move to Hungary.
    My main task ahead is to prepare the cabin for painting.
    This can only be carried out successfully, in my mind anyway, if all of the holes needed to fit all of the additional parts, especially the railings, have been drilled.
    The centre monitor grating has tabs all around to hold the semi-circular rail posts. These posts then continue and are drilled through the cabin roof.
    To do this, I fitted the grating in place and aligned it as accurately as I could. I then used my milling machine and carefully drilled all of the holes right through. This worked very well.
    To make these curved rails, I bent the 1.5mm brass rod around a 65mm diameter spray can.
    The result was almost spot on for the 125mm diameter required. I then straightened the ends in line with the plan.
    The post tubes were cut to around 65mm and the burrs cleaned away.
    The posts and railings were then fitted together and fixed with 1mm split pins with the legs of the pins going inside of the tubes. I then set the post height with two blocks of wood at the correct height.
    I then place crocodile clips onto the tubes to act as heat sinks whilst I soldered all of the joints.
    I have used a very similar process to produce all of the other cabin railings. The rear monitor has a small railing which is also curved. I made this in a similar way using the plan as a guide for the positions of the bends.
    This did cause a little problem though. How to drill the post positions accurately in the cabin roof.
    I decided to trace around the shape of this bent railing and then place it accurately on the roof. I marked the post positions onto the paper and transferred these marks onto the roof and drilled. They worked out quite well.
    I marked out all of the remaining fixing holes from the plan using the height gauge I made for the Gato build and drilled these also. I use the clips as heat sinks on all of the joints so as not to melt the plastic around the posts. I have some joints to solder which are only 5mm from the hole in the cabin. I will have to come up with a plan B for these, my next job.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Nice one JB. The whole thing looks so real. Brilliant.πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ New Year
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Happy New Year to all. 2021 will be better so let us all be ready for a big launch of all of our COVID projects in June when we will all be in a lot better position. Yes Martin, I will launch DΓΌsseldorf. Promise.πŸ™€πŸ˜¬πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
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    πŸ“ Just for fun
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    I was only kidding Martin. I would not ask you to do this. I will. However, be asking for your expert advice on how I can alter the Star Wars characters, an idea I took from Simon, another master builder, I have bought for this purpose. They are standing at the moment but I need them in the sitting position. It will be at least six months before I get there so you can breathe a sigh of relief for now.πŸ˜¬πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
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    πŸ“ To crew or not?
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    I think that a crew adds the finishing touch. There are too many ghost ships around. I also think the funnier the better.
    I think your fishing boat crew are particularly good Phil.πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Just for fun
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    They are just superb by the way.πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Just for fun
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    "With more practice i will be able to make some ship's crew
    ornaments."

    Lifeboat crew??
    Sitting???
    Six????
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