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    ๐Ÿ“ YMBC York Model Boat Club Regatta 11:00 - 16:00
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Regatta starts at 10:00 and goes on until 4:00 on Sunday 21st May
    All are welcome to sail their boats, and we have club boats that you can have a go with.
    Laytham Park Lake, YO42 4PS The post code gets you very near but coming from Foggathorpe go through Laytham about another half mile and the lake is on your left

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT,- NEW ACCESSORY
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi JB that really looks good you should be pleased with the result

    ๐Ÿ“ 20 Cabin front
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    The cabin is best constructed on the body of the boat weather you are having it fixed or detachable, in my case I went for detachable. This presents additional problems if you want to have illumination in and on the cabin. In my previous model โ€“ The (Vintage Model Works Police Boat) I also had illumination on the removable cabin and this is achieved by using 2.5 mm bullet connectors, the socket is epoxied into the deck and the pins are epoxied into the cabin.
    The cabin needs navigation lights, internal lights and a mast light this means I need 4 connections one will be a negative with 3 lives the 3 lights will be wired through RC switches. There are two pins at the front and two in the rear section of the cabin.
    Now thatโ€™s sorted we can start to build the wooden parts of the cabin, first to be glued are the five pieces that form the periphery of the cabin sides, these have been strengthened with 4x4 framework glued to each piece.
    Now the sides are set we can assemble the roof first gluing a centre spare in place to ensure we have a curved roof.
    You may have noticed that the deck is in the process of been varnished, and looks a bit rough at this point. We have given two coats rubbing down between, we will have a further four coats to apply before an acceptable โ€œdepth and smoothnessโ€ is achieved.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rc boat trailer/stand
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Have you tried sand blasting before painting?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rules & more Rules
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Sorry, but what is a balloon buster? its a type I've never heard of is it one of these?
    Picture please๐Ÿ˜œ

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 18 Dash board
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    The gauges are just pictures copied from internet, I then just use Microsoft Word to arrange them in the positions I want.
    Then print them and finally laminate

    ๐Ÿ“ 19 Bow protector
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    As you will all be aware, the most vulnerable part of any craft is the bow and is often the area that gets damaged resulting in difficult repairs. This was something that happened to one of my boats --(carrying it down a flight of stairs).
    To minimise the possibility of damage I fabricated a cover made from brass sheet that follows the profile of the bow and over onto the deck area, this will have an illuminated bow light built into this protector. The piece is made from two fabricated parts, which will be silver soldered together, polished and finally epoxied to the bow. The final picture I will save until assembly.

    ๐Ÿ“ 18 Dash board
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    The internal cabin has a compartment, which serves as a battery cover (page 15) and a visual dashboard with dials and steering wheel. I wanted to add some detail and interest on the boat so the dashboard is to be illuminated. The body of the unit is made from 6mm black Perspex, there are 9 dials to be illuminated with different colour LEDs. They will all be powered by 6V so they all need to have different resisters wired in then they will all be terminated to a single terminal block to which 6V can be applied. The holes drilled for each LED will be countersunk to the same diameter of each dial on the laminated paper picture; this countersink was then painted with a mirror finish pen to enhance the illumination.
    The holes are transferred to the wooden cabinet to allow the wires to pass through.

    ๐Ÿ“ What Radio do you use?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    I have 4 sets of Flysky FS-i6x using the extended number of channels (10) and they have been without fault and they are reasonably priced

    ๐Ÿ“ Favourite homemade tool
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Simple devise for marking the cutting line when removing excess ply after skinning.
    The peace of wood runs along the edge making contact with the chine and marking with the pencil the exact line to cut along
    (sorry the pics are a bit out of focus I wasn't intending publishing them)

    ๐Ÿ“ Battery Box and Receiver Cover
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Pictures are worth a thousand words ๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐Ÿ“ YMBC York Model Boat Club Regatta 11:00 - 16:00
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Regatta starts at 11:0 and goes on until 4:00 on Sunday 23rd Apr
    All are welcome to sail their boats.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Building The Police Launch From The Wooden Model Boat Company
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Greg what sort of paint are you using?
    I'm still an advocate of cellulose, (a left over from spaying kit cars)

    ๐Ÿ“ R/c switch for 6v-12v water pump for fire monitor
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    I used a similar switching devise for my Crashtender controlled via a single channel, mine was from Hobby King
    PS
    DuncanP has a tread on "R/c switch for 6v-12v water pump for fire monitor"
    Please keep your comments to this subject otherwise Duncans question will get lost


    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-receiver-controlled-switch-1.html
    ๐Ÿ“ End strategy
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    All sorted, my Grandson is a keen modeler so as far as I can see he will get everything
    (not sure where he and his dad will put it all) maybe they'll move into my house.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pylon mast and getting some paint on
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    I had similar issues with parts for a friends aircraft carrier, I used 1mm and 0.5 mm brass wire and soft soldered the framework together, I may have a go with carbon fibre as I know he want some more making.
    PS the centre mast is only a "prop" for manufacture

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bluebird of Chelsea
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    A great finished craft, you should be really pleased with the result and looking forward to the maiden voyage.
    don't forget pictures of the Maiden voyage.
    Those seat cushions are really something else.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Launch
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    That's some really nice bench work

    ๐Ÿ“ What Paint Do Members Use?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Sorry but I'm old school and still use cellulose, I find it the cheapest to buy in litre tins and apply with full size spray gun and a smaller top filler for the smaller jobs and finally an air brush for detailing.
    I suppose it stems from spaying kit cars some years ago

    ๐Ÿ“ 17 Motor cover (completed)
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Although the motor is a nice looking piece of mechanical propulsion it has a fan on it that could cause injury, and in the real craft it is covered.
    I decided to make something similar to the one I made for the police boat, which required a cover with an air intake at one end and an exit at the other to keep the motor cool in a confined space. Using some 2mm ply I made two side profiles that would cover the motor and fan, this was framed with 4mm sq timber to give attachment points for the top and ends. The end had incorporated a grating, which I made from bamboo; I found this close-grained wood was ideal to stay intact when cutting the small slots and then cutting into log lengths, this gives pieces that can be made into any size required
    The wooden outer frame will be varnished wood (walnut) and the panels will be white, made from white plasticard inserts, the top panel will have a soft leather padded seat in light olive. (what colour will the hull be?)
    The box when compete will be held in place by small magnets which had proved very successful on other boats, this requires a same size bottom frame to be attached to the deck with the magnet inserts

    ๐Ÿ“ Adding to your own blog
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Is anybody else unable to add to their own blog?
    I've contacted Stephen for help but Id be interested if anybody else is having an issue

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Revamping a Damaged Model Schooner for a Non Profit
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    You've made a great restoration always good to see new life put into a an old damaged craft.
    I'm doing a similar job on my Inga IV

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cockpit
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    I really like the mast lowering mechanism, I think Ill adopt that for my current build

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Huntsman
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Keep at it Nick you will get eventually and as for the quality of your build, everybody works to the best of their ability so don't criticise your own work, as long as you do your best you can't do any more.
    However it looks good to me

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Motor cover
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Sorry for the repeat of this stage of the build, this was covered some 20 or so days ago, I will see if Stephen can delete it to keep continuity.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Kitshack 28" Vosper 68' RTTL
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Some interesting detail, its coming along nicely, keep at it and keeping us informed of the detailed processes, we can all learn from a well detailed blog.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Getting rid of the waterjet
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Glad to see the jet drive dumped

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hallet SK Drag boat
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Each to their own, I think some may think its crazy,๐Ÿ˜ฎ so what, some may think its fantastic,๐Ÿ˜ so what, its if you are happy with it that's all that matters.๐Ÿ˜†
    Personally I think its great, talk about "Pimp my ride"๐Ÿ˜œ

    ๐Ÿ“ Dumas dauntless
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    I used a twin prop set in my grandsons MTB



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    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    That's a Beautifully detailed model, I'll look forward to seeing the detail of the build, there's always something to be learned by seeing others build, I only wish more members would detail their builds.



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