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    (Naval Ship) HMS Belfast WW11 Cruiser
    Built back in the early nineties, based on an Airfix 600th scale kit, but for reason unknown, timed my measurements by 2.5 instead of triple them. So at the time thought to small for RC, still had a free sail in now defunct boating lake, in Stamford Park, Ashton-u-Lyne, found her to be very stable for her size. Recently bought her out of "retirement" and busy getting her set up for sailing with micro servos, electronic speed controll and 2.4GHz RC. This picture was taken in small garden pond on a old SLR manual focus camera. (4/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) St Tropez Cabin Cruiser
    Won this from Marine Modeller Magazine competition, very sturdy and fast boat with 8.2 volt or7.2 volt. Has shrugged of most knocks, only minor fitting damaged, one downer was its original electronic speed controller, packed up soon after first run, but took the opportunity to upgrade from 27Hz to 2.4Ghz so still happy :-) (5/10)
    (Tug Boat) TID tug
    Plastic TID Tugboat bought from Ashton Models at their sadly closing down sale, much missed grew up with them. Sails well if slowly, only problem was when my Brother tacked into her at Ethrow Park, I had stopped her at a what I thought was a safe distance, power giving way to sail sending her to Davey Jones locker, he did rescue her with club rowing boat and after drying electrics under Parks Gent's hand drier, she survived to sail again :-) (5/10)
    (Tug Boat) Egret
    Built from a Magazine Free plan, some how missed 2nd part as it should have a lifting bridge. This was built using ply, but can be done using plastic card, scratch built steerable Nozzles turn out to be very powerfull and manoeuvrable. picture show it running without bridge, have alter bow between pushing post adding a barrier to stop water running over deck at speed, fortunately edging around deck opening did their job and no H2O got insde hull, Have now acquired full plans so next for a refit. (5/10)
    (Naval Ship) Titanic II Landing Craft
    This original was a block of hard foam, found floating down Ashton Canal where we use to sail, when rescuing an errant boat. it already had a basic boat shape, mainly landing craft/barge shape, found I could carve and shape like a piece of wood, so soon hollowed out, but with nominal 1 1/2" thick wall, virtual unsinkable, hence the name :-P. Once I had raided the spares box, for running gear (I was temporarily on the dole) and quite literally rammed it through foam hull and with a splash of paint came up with this "Vietnam River landing craft" ish!! (Motor: 540 type) (6/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Silver Light II Broads Cruiser
    This with the Bismarck re-kindle my interest in model boats. Scratch build of Broads Boat we hired in the 80's. Found it to be an ever ready boat took very little time to set up, when others let me down, could always rely on this boat. Suffered from being in leaky shed, but was not as badly effected as Bismarck, hull still sound, some work needed on upper works, but could soon be back in use. (Motor: 540 type) (ESC: bob's boards) (5/10)
    (Naval Ship) Bismarck
    One of my First boat after regaining my interest in boating in 1980's. Very first was a Sea Hornet back in the '50s. Based my Bismarck on a 600th scale Airfix plastic kit, built it as a 1/200th stand off scale scratchbuild R/C, sailed well for many years, bravely sending her out in gale force winds, rarely took on any water even thought compared with today's model didn't have many if any buoyancy aids, superstructure plug in, rather than onto deck. Unfortunately left in a shed that was unknown to me was leaking and rotted away the hull, so no more. (ESC: Bob's board) (4/10)
    (Naval Ship) HMS Duke of York
    Scratch built 1/200th scale, based on Revel 1/720th plastic hull, first started to build in 1980's as a 4 motored proppel model, but on recent re-fit and up-date, dropped drive to just the 2 inner motors leaving outer pair as dummies, also replaced some of decking found to be missing after she had been stored in shed, with plastic card, and added further minor armament, gun directories, Walrus Spotter plane and deck clutter, plus up rated speed controllers to 2.4GHz rating. (5/10)
    (Fire Boat) Kit Shack 34" RAF Rescue Launch
    On going build, yet to fit Fire monitors and sundry over fittings, first launched 19th March 2013 at Ethrow Park, Stockport. initially using a 25amp speed controller, found very slow and stuttery a little disappointed, but all went well on up grade to 50 amp and change to 2 blade racing prop, at lakeside, reverted to original 3 bladed prop after altering angle of blades to same as twin bladed prop with little loss of speed, did think of fitting two motors, but well pleased with set up as is, steers well forwards and in reverse unusual for a single prop. To see some of building shots and first sail head to https://plus.google.com/photos/105562993097936235014/albums/5857142598784840865 (Motor: Johnson 600 type) (10/10)
    (Naval Ship) Vosper MTB converted to Gunboat
    Scratch built to 1/24th scale based on an 1/72nd Airfix kit, at first due to weight worries dropped the torpedos, finished as a gun boat, Main Gun is 1/72nd Airfix 5 pounder, minus wheels and trailer Arms, have squeezed in two motors running contra-rotating props and 20 volts worth of batteries, a bit of a squeeze, only way to get any speed out of her, (had too smile when I read in a Model boat letter page, that the writer was proud at squeezing a motor and 7.2volt battery in a similar sized MTB), by then I'd changed motors to higher revving motors, repositioning bow strakes (to stop bow digging in), and moving battery to rear now on only 7.2volts achieved better speed and endurance. Just recently after 5th Nov (2013) whilst out walking the dog, came across 2 plastic rocket launcher tubes, soon adapted as the missing Torpedo launchers, with little weight penalty, see added photos. For actions shots (minus tubes) check albums of it and other boats at either https://plus.google.com/photos/105562993097936235014/albums/5773880933705080177?hl=en-GB - or - https://sites.google.com/site/hmsprincessbeatrix/ (Motor: 540 type) (5/10)
    (Naval Ship) HMS Princess Beatrix (LCI) converted Dutch Ferry
    Based this model on the Ship my Uncle sailed on throughout the Second World War, as an AB Quartermaster Coxswain, HMS Princess Beatrix (LSI), to 1/100th stand off scale. She and her sister ship HMS Queen Emma where Dutch Ferryboats converted to Carry up to 8 LCAs or 6 LCAs and 2 LCM Landing crafts on many of the raids of that conflict, as far as the Far East, returning to Ferry duties after war until scrapping in 1968/9, Mainly scratch built - Fuller story to be found at my website - https://sites.google.com/site/hmsprincessbeatrix/ and photos at https://sites.google.com/site/hmsprincessbeatrix/ mainly Albums 1 to 5 , Feel free to check other albums for other boats. (8/10)
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    πŸ“ daft question
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Mark & Skipper your both spot on, i/c is short for internal Combustion, again it's the noise factor and speed, but with the improvement of electric motors, i.e brushless the latter isn't so much a factor. Recently my club at Ethrow Park, already i/c are banned, have had to put a speed restriction on boats sailing there, due to complaints from members and public, of some modelers using excessive speed and harassing local aquatic bird life.

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    πŸ“ Lindow common.
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Forgot to say look at the crowds, those were the days my friend.....😎
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    πŸ“ Lindow common.
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nice pictures, had a play in Photoshop on a couple hope you like, just don't hold me to speedboats colours :-)

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    πŸ’¬ Nor star Kingfisher
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I think you have to put it on You Tube first, copy its url, then Click on Video Gallery tab, when it opens just click on submit video and away you go.

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    πŸ’¬ Sea Hornet
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ah! my very first boat way back in the 50/60, always remember thinking it was much bigger than it was, used to free sail it at Stamford park boating / paddling pool, now filled in. Powered with a 4.5volt bike battery all I could afford on my 5/- (25np), pocket money. I think it cost 35/- (Β£1.75) a princely sum, may one day build another,but think they are more like Β£75 per kit these day, struggle to get that past her indoorsπŸ€”

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    πŸ“ Steaming ply- good idea or not?
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    So glad they worked for you, have been back to PB site and added link to all folders on OneDrive as well as google+, just to cover all the bases. Thanks for the idea 😁. Most of her cargo LCAs and LCMs and launch ramps, I did in mainly plastic card, bar the Keel of the LCAs were constructed in balsa, for ease. One or two of the LCAs had plywood sides & deck, but which even I couldn't say πŸ˜‹

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    πŸ“ Steaming ply- good idea or not?
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for info on Damen Schelde, Doug note to self must add or change links on my PB site, this should take you to build pictures on OneDrive https://1drv.ms/f/s!ArUthhmpL1t8goVoucBJtMG1w6NKVw and this will take you hopefully to other folders relating to the ships Princess Beatrix, HMS Queen (Koningin) Emma, and other models of them - https://1drv.ms/f/s!ArUthhmpL1t8grwWEER4GPQQ5TvNVA Fingers cross this works 😎
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    πŸ“ Steaming ply- good idea or not?
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Glad you like my efforts RNinMunich, here and on the internet, the longer link in your post, still researching HMS Princess Beatrix even know the model is built, in the process of changing her railings, from plastic to brass. I found De Schelde her, builder very helpful even sent me a 50th scale drawings of her hull, too late in the build to convert my hull shape, to match, but she turned out to be a very stable boat in the long run. Did offer them some picture of her when completed, but got no responce.

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    πŸ“ Steaming ply- good idea or not?
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Octoman, I usual soak until pliant enough, then bend and clamp over a former, leaving over night same as others have suggested then glue and clamp to prepared formers, I personally have not tried steaming them. I added some pictures of a Funnel I made for my HMS Princess Beatrix model, as you an see it takes quite a curve with out splitting. :-P

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    πŸ’¬ 34" Vosper RAF Fire boat 1/16th scale.
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Have checked with the club and we okay as long as its a scale boat, not an out and out speedster phew!!

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    πŸ“ Bismark by hatchette
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    My brother was given a partial built
    one a while back believe they are 1/200th -192nd, so around 45" to 48" long, one small warning make sure you seal the portholes, before sailing, he was merrily sailing his, when it dawned on him he had not, brought it gently in and luckily it had very little h2o in it. I was peeved as I had just lost my scratch built version, the previous year before, it had rotted away in my leaky shed and would not have minded it myself :-)

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    πŸ“ Hello
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Greetings never too late, to some this is not a pastime, more a way of live, but I in the pleasant pastime category. You'll find they are an helpful group if you have any problems, someone will nearly always have an answer for you. or point you in theright direction.
    Bon voyage & happy sailing :-)

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    πŸ’¬ 34" Vosper RAF Fire boat 1/16th scale.
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Glad you like it, unfortunately, just had a message from Ethrow club, that they are banning fast electrics boats, after a number of complaints from public, about wildlife being harried by someone sailing their speedboat at them. I am not one of them try always to run in empty water, when at all possible. Need to check what they class as fast, or head to local canal and its weeds for my next speed rush.

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    πŸ“ Big Blue
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Your link didn't take us to the Shamrock Launch, hopefully you meant it to be this youtube site you wanted - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W82tx4t57nI - looks good.
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    πŸ“ Big Blue
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nice work so far, my Brother had a similar idea, re hatch sizes, but he scratched built boat hull in 4 watertight sections, held together with rods, pushed pushed down from deck and using computer leads for Bow thrusters/lighting/radar etc. With all sections in place it could a large tanker, remove one section it could convert to a coaster, using Bow and Stern it became a large tug, all superstructure could be placed in any position on deck,even bridge section could be altered, by sliding it back and forth, back for cargo /oiler, forward tug. All this he could do in minutes, so looked it looked like he'd brought a shed load of boats to the lake. :-)

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    πŸ’¬ Suspected Seam
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Beat me to it, I have used WEP and scrap plastic, to strengthen all joints in a Plastic TID tug, Corvette and my latest build Vosper Gun boat.I used a small jam jar as issued with my toasted tea cake at Costa coffee, just cut up some scrap plastic into jar, pour in enough WEP to cover, seal jar with lid leave over night, then using a cheap brush paint inside and in your case outside joint, after cleaning surfaces first. My TID tug, has stood up to of many a knock, with no leaks so far, apart from when my Brother ran it down with his RC yacht and she turned turtle took on water and down she went , after a quick rescue and trip to park gents to use its hand drier, she was soon back sailing, joints still intact :-)

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    πŸ“ Big Blue
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Impressive looking hull, superstructure looking about right, most of my earlier model are scratchbuilt, using what ever was to hand. Until quite recently all my hulls where balsa and ply board, progressed to plastic and plastic card these days. Welcome to an interesting hobby.

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    πŸ“ Westbourne Models
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yet they still show the shop frontage on their site and Magazine adverts. it was a sad day when my local model shop Ashton Models closed, know far and wide used it man and boy in that order, they were old school, seemed to know everything about any hobby you could think of, rarely where they stumped. if you needed a thingy bob for a whats it you call it, you left with the very thing you needed, it was a treasure trove. A sad day indeed when they closed.

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    πŸ“ water proofing
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    All of the above suggestion should work fine, but a good idea to remove as much H2O as possible after every sail, and leave hatches etc open at least over night, to allow for any remaining dampness to dissipate that may have by-passed the waterproof coating, Have a 1/24th scale Vosper Motor Torpedo boat, constructed using balsa with tissue cover, which is some 30-40 years old, hull still sound using the above mantra. 😎

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    πŸ“ Westbourne Models
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have not got what I order from Westbourne ever, either send me an alternative or after a phone call or three was told out of stock, still a waiting refund, not a large amount so not too bothered, just trust as gone out the window. They still advertising on web and Model boat magazines.
    I'd stick with Cornwall Model or any other Model shop, but Westbourne.

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    πŸ’¬ San Pedro Push Boat
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    We in Greater Manchester area are never far from water, we even had to dig a big drain to remove our excess, and cunningly calling it the Manchester Ship Canal :-) Hope all goes well with the launch.

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    πŸ’¬ San Pedro Push Boat
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Seems a shame, before our club find, my Brother and I used either local parks boating pond, now filled in or local canal, with its granite sides, so built them strong. My oldest boat was built mid '80s and with some running repairs could still get back on the water.

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    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Oh yes it my better halves health not mine, I just got wonky knees, but use two straps to launch and retrieve boats gets around that problem. I belief club as a rescue boat powered by an electric motor these days, which helps with ice breaking duties, not half as much fun :-)

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    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for your kind thoughts, keeping my mind busy up dating my various boats, HMS Princess Beatrix, Duke of York, RAF Fire boat, Vosper Gunboat now as its Torpepo tubes, to name a few and a couple of experimental boats and if that was not enough, doing photo repair and colourization mainly on Facebook although just done one for Ethrow Club site.

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    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Afraid health issues and loss of my daughter, has temporarily halt my fun at the lake, my brother Dave,( the yacht secratary) more than makes up for my absence.

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    πŸ’¬ San Pedro Push Boat
    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    It wasn't jammed that tight a full reverse got him clear, he had forgot it had a that shape of bow, the idea as it carried a lot of Lead and house Bricks (kept at lakeside as ballast), we thought it would slice its way through, we then tried my Norfolk Broads Boat it had the right shaped bow and easily run up the ice and like an icebreaker its weight snapped the ice, all was fine until battery shifted and became disconnected, so after my brother nudge it in, we tried my Racing boat it's battery was mounted more securely and as long as we didn't let ice get to thick it worked fine :-)

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    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Air bricks are best as they have holes already in to thread rope through. Works a treat at Ethrow Park once it is clear to open water, keep channel open by running you boats back to shore every so often. Funnily enough our lighter boats work best as they rode up the thinner ice and their weight distribution the rest. Brother 6' tanker was useless as it had a bulbous nose and just got jammed. :-)

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    2 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Lookng good, just hope the next ice age holds off long enough for the spring thaw :-). We in the North of England, just tie a brick to a rope and smash a sailing area out :-P

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    πŸ“ Working fire monitor
    3 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Tidied up your Photo Dragon, hope it helps. Was surprised when I downloaded all files in your 10th Nov Response, to find my HMS Duke of York model was featured in File 1930 :-)

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    working monitor
    fire monitor
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    3 years ago by Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    okay will keep my eyes open for her pictures :-)

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