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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Tug Boat) Egret
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Gcladd, also went down the wooden root too, around 1990, have since used plastic card on other boats mainly superstructure. Even the non-lifting control cabin on my Egret.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Tug Boat) Egret
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sailing session at Etherow Park MBC, after installing independent speed controls. through my Fly Sky set up, much more maneuverable in all direction.


    https://youtu.be/CT5Mf025pV0?feature=shared
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Naval Ship) HMS Princess Beatrix (LCI) converted Dutch Ferry
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Video of HMS Princess Beatrix, sailing at Etherow Park MBC 7th Sep 2023, whilst attempting to setup independent motor control,


    https://youtu.be/79NfGP9N4Co?feature=shared.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Santa Monica outboard
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Peejay. It is the 540 motor version, of the Jackson, Kyosho Corporation High Power O.B.Motor going of label and research on web, running off 7.2volt battery. Boat was originally all black, had too brighten it up as it was easy to lose out on the water ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Hornet "Suzanne"
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Tirpitz
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Toradog, torpedo tubes are there, they are just behind where the plane launcher ramps should be, planes not fitted yet still working on them. Peter47

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Tirpitz
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    RNinMunich, sorry this was all wood, but attached a few early build interior shots. Yours Peter47

    ๐Ÿ“ German E-Boat
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Constructed from a downloaded plan. A little twitchy on the turns, but think once rudder re tuned all will be fine.๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ“ Santa Monica outboard
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Dug out my Santa Monica Boat, powered by an outboard motor, purchased many years ago from the now defunct Ashton-u-Lyne model shop second hand, refited with up to date electronics, great turn off speed and turns well๐Ÿšค๐Ÿ˜‰

    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Hornet "Suzanne"
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Went back to my first and long lost free sailing model, of the Sea Hornet, having located a plan of her, and remade her as a RC model, really good and steady on the water. Even local Robin likes it, left me a little Xmas Present too.๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Tirpitz
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    After being give a partial constructed Magazine bits model of the Bismarck, only had hull bits and small amount off superstructure. Decide as my Brother had a fuller finished Bismarck, to make some changes and went for the Tirpitz, left central prop off, going with just twin props. Sails well camouflage, works to well as the shot showing the Bismarck and the Tirpitz out together at Etherow club lake, have nearly lost it a few times, especially whilst sailing towards or away from me.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Nerys @ 90
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Happy Birthday Nerys and Peterd, and raising a tot of grog all the best.

    ๐Ÿ“ Hobby Shops (stores) Waining
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Same here in Sunny Manchester, from 3 or 4 in easy reach, down to one who is mainly plastic kits, with very few if any boats, awaiting a delivery as I type, my 20 to 30 year old Egeret pusher tug prop shafts both decide they had had enough and split, only discovered when regreasing them the joy of boating. Welcome Rick you'll find this sites members very helpful I am sure. Realized too late that I had the right bore Brass tubing to replace covers, and after recovering end bushes have re-made them, now deciding whether to refit or go with the new ones which should arrive later this week, my brain hurts :-)

    ๐Ÿ“ daft question
    7 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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.

    ๐Ÿ“ Lindow common.
    7 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Peter47 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Forgot to say look at the crowds, those were the days my friend.....๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Lindow common.
    7 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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 :-)

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Nor star Kingfisher
    7 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Sea Hornet
    7 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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/- (ยฃ1.75) a princely sum, may one day build another,but think they are more like ยฃ75 per kit these day, struggle to get that past her indoors๐Ÿค”

    ๐Ÿ“ Steaming ply- good idea or not?
    7 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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 ๐Ÿ˜. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‹

    ๐Ÿ“ Steaming ply- good idea or not?
    7 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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
    https://1drv.ms/f/s!ArUthhmpL1t8grwWEER4GPQQ5TvNVA
    ๐Ÿ“ Steaming ply- good idea or not?
    7 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Steaming ply- good idea or not?
    7 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ 34" Vosper RAF Fire boat 1/16th scale.
    7 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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!!

    ๐Ÿ“ Bismark by hatchette
    7 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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 :-)

    ๐Ÿ“ Hello
    7 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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 :-)

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ 34" Vosper RAF Fire boat 1/16th scale.
    7 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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.

    ๐Ÿ“ Big Blue
    7 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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 -

    ๐Ÿ“ Big Blue
    7 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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. :-)

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Suspected Seam
    7 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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 :-)

    ๐Ÿ“ Big Blue
    7 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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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