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    Police Launch
    This has been a long-time work in progress.. it changed identity after a partial strip down and rebuild as a Police Launch. Powered by a MFA Torpedo 850, running off a 12v SLA Battery. Working radar and deck lighting.
    (Naval Ship) Motor Torpedo Boat
    This is an all-metal Motor Torpedo Boat, built in 1946. its running gear is absent and has fixed rudders. This will be an interesting project starting with the removal of the cracked paint... Has anyone else got one of these? (5/10) An enthusiast in the USA saw it and wanted it (big time)... he bought it and paid Β£97 P&P!!
    (Working Vessel) Frederick Spashett
    The boat was a static model (which was damaged with masts and various deck accessories missing) so converting it to RC was not straight forward. Most of the boat had to be disassembled so that new windows could be fitted and allow the access needed to fit LED lighting. All of the widow frames were removed, repaired, sanded before finishing. The rear of the boat was solid, and arranging a stearing system was not straightforward. A pully system was made, and the cords were located under the lifeboat; the servo was mounted under the removable cabin. The rigging had to be simplified to allow easy access from the cabin to the battery, speed controller, motor and receiver. All the 'fixed' lights were altered to permit the fitting of LEDs. The trawler just has to be weighted for pond trials to begin. More details to follow... (10/10)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Arctic Convoy
    14 days ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Marky, Have you given any thought about the power source, ie, LiPo or LSA...? both have their pro's and con's
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Arctic Convoy
    14 days ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    'Just doing my job' was the most common reply I received when chatting with the chaps. Some of them were so affected they couldn't (still) bring themselves to speak about it. Some interviews I carried out were 'audienced' by their family members because it was the first time they had heard it as well. Years on, and I'm still in regular touch with them. A shame it was only Russia that awarded them medals in gratitude...
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Arctic Convoy
    15 days ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    That must have been quite a conversation. Before I moved, I lived quite close to the local RNA and two of the veterans from the old Shiny were veryhelpful relating their experiences (both on and off-ship) What struck me the most was the fact that they were very 'matter of fact' about it; that they were just doing what they were supposed to do... quite humbling really in this generation of snowflakes.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Arctic Convoy
    15 days ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    It's no wonder they were given the 'Order of the Blue Nose', Nerys... Even Churchill remarked that they were the "worst journey in the world"... whether or not they engaged the forces from across, above, and below, that were determined to prevent them from completing the journey, or just spent the journey chipping the ice off so the ships didn't capsize!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Arctic Convoy
    15 days ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello Marky. Guilty as charged, lol
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Arctic Convoy
    15 days ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Exactly, marky. I wrote a book about the convoys some years ago, after talking to many of the veterans of those sailings (sadly most have since crossed the bar) and some of the recollections they came out with made my jaw drop.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Arctic Convoy
    15 days ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    One of the worst maritime disasters of the Second World War; the men on the ships that comprised PQ17 not only had to ensure the horrendous weather conditions, but later learned that they were in fact the bait in a bid to lure the German Pocket Battleship β€˜Tirpitz’ out of her safe haven. Despite being given the order to 'Scatter', out of a total of thirty-five ships in the convoy, only eleven reached Arkhangelsk.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Police Launch
    3 months ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    I'm hoping to get her on the lake as soon as the water has been sorted... it's blighted with blue-green algae atm... πŸ€”
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    πŸ“ Police Launch
    8 months ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    This has been a long-time work in progress.. it changed identity after a partial strip down and rebuild as a Police Launch. Powered by a MFA Torpedo 850, running off a 12v SLA Battery. Working radar and deck lighting.
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    πŸ“ Static Model Boat Builders
    8 months ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Is that Facebook not giving you permission??
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    πŸ“ PS Waverley
    1 year ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    I hope you get properly compensated. What a nightmare😱!!

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    πŸ’¬ 36" Thames River Police Launch by Robbob
    1 year ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    It looks smashing on the bench. 😎😎 Look forward to seeing the project as it moves on. What will you use to weight the boat for trials?

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    πŸ“ Is westbournemodel@ co serious?
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Given the time you have had to wait, get your money refunded via your credit card company! The company is receiving very bad reviews (February 2016) with many people having waited 3 months like yourself and resorted to the same action of having their credit card company refund the money...

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    πŸ’¬ Tsecoa lol
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    For 10 years out of 'the game' it doesn't show... coming along nicely!

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    πŸ’¬ wotan emden AE7
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Result!!

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    πŸ’¬ H.M.S. BULLDOG / BEAGLE
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    😎

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    πŸ’¬ H.M.S. BULLDOG / BEAGLE
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    I hope you can keep us updated with photos as you go.

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    πŸ’¬ H.M.S. BULLDOG / BEAGLE
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    It has certainly paid off to prep and paint each piece prior to fitting... a lot of thought goes in to it and it is evident by the quality of the finish.

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    πŸ’¬ H.M.S. BULLDOG / BEAGLE
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    That's a great fit - it's not immediately evident!

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    πŸ’¬ H.M.S. BULLDOG / BEAGLE
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Lovely deck work. Have you still got good access to the running gear?

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    πŸ“ (Naval Ship) Motor Torpedo Boat
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    This is an all-metal Motor Torpedo Boat, built in 1946. its running gear is absent and has fixed rudders. This will be an interesting project starting with the removal of the cracked paint... Has anyone else got one of these? (5/10)
    An enthusiast in the USA saw it and wanted it (big time)... he bought it and paid Β£97 P&P!!

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    πŸ’¬ RAF Rescue
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    You must be proud of the result - a cracking model!

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    πŸ’¬ HMS GREY GOOSE
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Well done capturing that footage...

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    πŸ’¬ RAF Rescue
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    What a result for Β£15! Well done

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    πŸ’¬ H.M.S. BULLDOG / BEAGLE
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Is that an issue with that particular manufacturer? it's the first time I have heard of that.

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    πŸ’¬ HMS BULLDOG / BEAGLE
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Certainly looks very promising!

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    πŸ“ Getting wiring to be neat
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    I hope you will post some photos as it takes shape, and of course, the launching 😊

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    πŸ’¬ wotan emden AE7
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Aren't they the best finds! She looks an absolute cracker

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    πŸ’¬ British Coast
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    A cracking model - well done on the construction work!

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    πŸ’¬ Tsecoa lol
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Well it looks like fantastic progress so far!
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