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Peter47

Member Stats
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Member No. 1930
Registered 7th Sep 2012
Last Online 14th Nov 2017
City Greater Manchester
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 11
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 49
Photos Posted 31
Likes Received 33
Likes Given 10
89 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Etherow model boat club Stockport
Since: 10th Jun 2014
Harbour
HMS Belfast WW11 Cruiser
Type: Naval Ship
St Tropez Cabin Cruiser
Type: Pleasure Craft
TID tug
Type: Tug Boat
Egret
Type: Tug Boat
+7 More
Commander
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
154 points away from Captain!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 88
Forum Thread 5 5
Forum Post 2 98
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 15
Video Post 15 105
Video Response 3 12
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 39
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 10
Received Likes 2 66
446 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
daft question by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
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.

Lindow common. by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
Forgot to say look at the crowds, those were the days my friend.....😎

Lindow common. by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
Nice pictures, had a play in Photoshop on a couple hope you like, just don't hold me to speedboats colours :-)

Nor star Kingfisher by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
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.

Sea Hornet by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
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/- (£1.75) a princely sum, may one day build another,but think they are more like £75 per kit these day, struggle to get that past her indoors🤔

Steaming ply- good idea or not? by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
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 😋

Steaming ply- good idea or not? by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
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 😎

Steaming ply- good idea or not? by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
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.

Steaming ply- good idea or not? by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
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

34" Vosper RAF Fire boat 1/16th scale. by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
Have checked with the club and we okay as long as its a scale boat, not an out and out speedster phew!!

Bismark by hatchette by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
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 :-)

Hello by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
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 :-)

34" Vosper RAF Fire boat 1/16th scale. by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
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.

Big Blue by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 8 months ago
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.

Big Blue by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 8 months ago
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. :-)

Suspected Seam by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 8 months ago
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 :-)

Big Blue by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 9 months ago
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.

Westbourne Models by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 10 months ago
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.

water proofing by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 10 months ago
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. 😎

Westbourne Models by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 10 months ago
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.

San Pedro Push Boat by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 11 months ago
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.

San Pedro Push Boat by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 11 months ago
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.

San Pedro Push Boat by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 11 months ago
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 :-)

San Pedro Push Boat by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 11 months ago
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.

San Pedro Push Boat by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 11 months ago
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.

San Pedro Push Boat by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 11 months ago
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 :-)

San Pedro Push Boat by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 11 months ago
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. :-)

San Pedro Push Boat by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 11 months ago
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

Working fire monitor by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
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 :-)

HMS Erebus by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
okay will keep my eyes open for her pictures :-)