If dad was colour blind Doug how did he cope with the colours of the wiring in the sets ?👍 I know the Wrekin Doug Used to camp nearby in the grounds of Nash Court near a village which I think was Tenbury or TemburyWells and we did night hikes up the Wrekin and slept in quarrymen's cottages on bare bunks LOL I was in The BB until I was 18 finished up as Drum Major/CSM. The BB was affiliated to the NABC which is why we were able to camp there. I'm now 75 since 6th March Cheers John
As I said Doug I could be wrong about the Spit. When I said was dad licensed I meant as a pilot😜 Cascamite was too brittle to use on metals anyway as was Araldite although it was actually used in some planes. Civvy jobs mostly I seem to remember. Fish glue Pooh. It certainly did but was actually quite a good glue.I think my teapot stand and toast rack were given to charity when mum passed away. They were made with fish glue joints and were still strong 50 yrs later.😉 Cheers John
Was dad a test pilot Doug or just a licensed mechanic testing repaired planes? Did he fly all 3 ?Lucky man.👍👍😁 P.S. I seem to recall control surfaces were wooden on early Spits and covered in fabric. I could be wrong. It's not unusual.😁😜 Now the Hurri was a different kettle of fish (glue lol)and had a lot of wood IIRC. Regards John
The Mossie I understand but the all metal Spitty ? Gorilla Glue and a good exterior PVA I've got. It's really strong and weather proof .I use it for garden furniture making and repairs. Lost the label sorry so don't know the name.👍🤔 Any similar glue will be as good as long as it's an outdoor type. Used diluted it penetrates well and thicker has a good grab if spread thinly. I also use UHU hart,plain balsa cement,contact adhesive,a plastic glue and Plastic Magic which will glue any plastic I've tried it on, plus Cyano and lots of other odds and sods. They all have their uses if used correctly. Gorilla is good for gluing mixed materials. Their wood (PVA?👍) glue is excellent too.
Sorry Doug of course it was Little Charlie. The message service still seems to be active though if you phone. You OK? I had to cancel my appointment with my surgeon as a sore sprang up on my leg AGAIN😭It is healing but will take a while.(many swear words.) Regards John 👍
I don't know if it is the same at Kings Pool but in Liverpool the parks are supposedly closed 1 hr after sunset although you can access them 24hrs.First wife and I went fishing in Newsham Park one night and got chased off by the Police despite the fact it was custom and practise to night fish on the model pond. Now being fished by Cormorants. I wonder if the model boaters get bothered by them.👍
Black dog wheel done sir. BUT I would have put some of your flash on a heat proof surface together with a little piece of solder and applied the iron to melt the solder. This shows two things. One does the flash melt and the other does the flash take the solder? These little tests are always worthwhile doing to avoid tears at bedtime. Or any other time for that matter😁 Doug, My first car was a '48 Ford anglia which I bought for a shilling sterling. I'll tell the story as to how if you like and mods don't object. Reg was GED127
Find some ladies slip underwear made of rayon (artificial silk) and dissolve it in Amyl (Ethyl) Acetate. Voila Dope. This solvent is the one smelling of pear drops and is nicer to use for that reason.Don't pinch wife's best stuff. Other fabrics of this type might work too. Obviously test a sample first. Acetate sheet might work also. Make it as thick as you like.Cut bits small to dissolve more quickly. Other solvents may work but you need to test first.👍👍
Copy the plans using tiling method and adjust to size on the printer.Use Plastic Magic for glue . I've not found a plastic it won't stick. Years ago a friendly chemist would sell a couple of ounces of Chloroform (Ether too for diesel fuel )to stick your Airfix, Revell etc kit together. A good joint and a drop of liquid from a fine bush will run right in .P M the same.👍😉
👍Swastika not even allowed for scale accuracy Doug? in Italian that phrase is Possiate avera sempre un valore della mani di acqua sotto la vostra chiglia. I think that's right cause despite my name my Italian is rubbish. It actually starts with may the wind always fill your sails and there be a hands width etc etc. My surname is Mantova which is the Italian spelling of Mantua. A city in NE Italy and is where Romeo spent his exile for killing Tybalt. Also where the opera Rigoletto is set with the Naughty Duke of Mantua causing Rigoletto to kill his own daughter. A role I have portrayed a couple of times. Very best regards Signor.👍😊😉
Doug it was Vaseline when I heard that joke first. But yes dope and talc ( or possibly micro balloons ) but not all dopes smell of pear drops only if the solvent is Amyl/Ethyl Acetate. Same stuff two names but it would taste of the drops as sml amounts are used to give them that taste. Or it was.I used to get as much as I wanted from a lady friend (Platonic) who worked in the sweet factory. It was also used in seaside pebbles sweets.She smuggled it out in pop bottles. White lemonade of course. Those were the days eh?👍👍😋
I think you've missed the point. Everyone has said you need less wattage . Ie under 500 watts and you've picked one at 500.Something about 440/50 watts tops is what you need.Even 350 would move your boat at a more scale speed with the right prop and a 5mm shaft. Have a look on Mantua models site ,Also Marine Model Supplies ,and Sussex Models. Oh yes also Wheelspin Models. If no luck ask Uncle Google.
A WARNING when removing the plate be aware that one of the captive nuts may drop off inside. However the casing is easily undone to lift the motor to recover the nut. Using a bolt to line it up put it back in place with a drop of glue Super glue has been used. I believe successfully. Then close the case with the 4 screws and replace the plate. You don't really need to remove the plate anyway to replace the disc. Just damp plate and disc with a cloth with water with a suspicion of Fairy in it .Press the disc in place and allow to dry.The water allows the disc to be positioned more easily.
Some years ago I was given a bottle of Marston, Thomson ,Evershed's Brown Label Scotch Whisky. It had been given to a pair of non drinking brothers to celebrate V.E. day. It had never been opened but the level was down a bit in the bottle.Just at bottom of the neck. It puzzled me for a bit as the old boys had never touched alcohol,or tobacco. ( DID NOT look their age ) However when I did taste it the answer hit me.Evaporation . How? The bottle was corked and a rubber "seal cap" was round cork and neck. Years of standing on a window sill in direct sunlight had perished and split the rubber and the cork dried out. This had allowed some of the spirit to escape under the influence (pun not intended ) of the heat of the sun and the porosity of the cork/ . Oh! how did it taste Mellow and smoooooth. Not at all what the cheap whisky it started out as. Trouble is I told my colleagues about it and they got into my room and had sippers.Drank about half of it .Swines. It wasn't a full size bottle to begin with. When I got it home I got my wife, a non whisky drinker , to taste it. She liked it to the extent of her saying that, if all whisky tasted like that she would drink it. Praise indeed . Next day was our wedding anniversary so of course we toasted each other with the remainder and a second dram to finish the bottle .Plus a drop to taste for the 3 boys So you see under a set of odd coincidences whisky can mature in the bottle. Wish I could get more like that. Mmmmmmmmmm👍
Very nice but I think our friend's prop tube comes through the keelson .The wedge shaped keel extension piece to which the tube is secured so that support would not suit. However a "U" tube or two could be fabricated and wrapped round tube and secured to keelson with a couple of small screws and a good glue.Ali .copper or brass would do. Brass best to avoid electrolytic corrosion with the brass prop tube. Also brass screws. BTW just looking at shaft is not enough to check if straight. Hold to a known straight edge or rolled on flat surface. This will show up even the slightest curvature by allowing light under the ends when rolling with the fingers in the middle. Or slide a piece of paper (cigarette paper best ) against ends .If it goes under there is a bend in the test piece 👍