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    ๐Ÿ“ Father's Day
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I've had cards. gifts and text messages, but otherwise I've spent the day alone (as usual). At least you get things done on a day like that, without interruption.
    I hope every Dad has enjoyed his day, whatever you've done.

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    ๐Ÿ“ The all new Citroen 2CV or the poor man's Rolls Royce
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A travesty! Who would deface a lovely 2CV like that?

    The 2CV is a real engineering masterpiece, and anything you would add to it, takes something away. (an engineer would understand that)

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: H.A.Kits Thames Slipper launch chase boat
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Two magnificent models there! Velsheda really gets up to speed with a decent breeze doesn't she. Lovely model.
    You've made a superb job of the launch too Martin. Perfect planking and the view over the bow is just like the full size.
    Great video and thank you for sharing - an inspiration to the rest of us.

    ๐Ÿ“ How do I bend plywood
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The quality of the plywood is also important.
    Back in the day the British Standard was BS1088 WBP - the latter initials standing for "Water and Boil Proof." With this stuff, there should be no delamination using water or normal steam.
    The modern European standard is now EN 636-3, EN 314-2, Class 3. although I don't see it used as often in the thinner sections used by modellers. However, my advice would be to avoid most "Construction plywood" as the surface timbers are often coarse grained and the adhesive is not always water resistant.
    Plywood has had a resurgence thanks to it being used as a substrate in some decorative veneer timber floors and in caravan/RV furniture - but wow hasn't the price gone up!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: PHASE CHANGE
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    You don't waste any time do you? Looks really good on the water, sits well.

    Your wheelhouse is excellent and really looks the part. I'm very impressed and envious ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ How do I bend plywood
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What depth of bend are you trying to achieve?

    In the past I have always steamed or dampened the ply but on very tight bends I have had to resort to scoring the underside to remove some of the material or using double layers of thinner material with epoxy glues and laminating.

    NB Plywood has an odd number of layers and hence has a "grain" and is easier to bend in one direction. Also beware that if it is building grade ply it may have some internal voids that can ruin your bend.

    ๐Ÿ“ Vinyl cutting machine choice
    30 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    cjanik001 - thank you for the detailed reply.

    I will delve deeper into the Cricut, it does look like a useful machine e.g. for the fiddly wheelhouses and window frames

    ๐Ÿ“ Vinyl cutting machine choice
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    How long do these Deep Cutting blades last? Can they be resharpened or is it replacement only? How many passes to get a decent cut in say 1.5mm material?
    I presume you are all using the more expensive machines?

    ๐Ÿ“ Vinyl cutting machine choice
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I did investigate these a couple of years ago. Cricut seems to be the default machine and there is a model (The "Joy") that is on sale at around ยฃ130.
    I thought it may be possible to cut a set of thin card templates for bulkheads etc., but it appeared that you needed a deep cut blade and some accessories and with multiple passes to get the deep cut, the speed could be quite slow.
    eBay have similar Chinese machines but I have no idea how easy they are to use or how reliable, so I ignored them. Loklik is another brand that seems to have spares available.
    You may find one secondhand of course, but in the end I decided I couldn't justify the cost and used a local signwriting shop instead.
    I should add that I went on to look at laser cutters and CNC mini-routers before I realised it was all getting out of hand and I went and bought a new pack of fretsaw blades and some scalpel blades instead.
    If you have frequent needs for something like this - or you have a partner into crafting and cardmaking, I imagine they are extremely useful.

    ๐Ÿ“ Ra IngaIV mk2Refurb
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sewing is a skill I have never managed to acquire. I have a small machine which allegedly is up to the job, but machine sewing is a black art to me. Having consulted proficient machinists it is all about the tension - well trust me there is plenty of that when I am required to sew anything.
    At some stage I am planning to remake a set of cotton sails for an old J class model that was afflicted by mildew over the very damp winter - any tips appreciated.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Turtle
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A very handsome craft.
    Very interesting to see the interior of the vintage model with the twin propellor shafts - looks like she had one motor and "rubber band" transmission which was popular in the 1950s. I had a toy Victory Vosper launch when I was little, and more than once the "transmission" failed mid lake which required a leisurely wait for the wind to assist the return to harbour. Those carefree days of childhood (sigh)
    Good luck with the restoration ๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Decking
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Fine craftsmanship! She is looking good.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cape Islander lobster boat PHASE CHANGE
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I've always loved the shape and power of the Lobster boats. I meant to build one but somehow never got round to it - I will be watching yours with interest - and envy

    ๐Ÿ“ Drifter Trawler Boat Formidable LT100
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    https://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/threads/working-steam-powered-wooden-drifter-
    ๐Ÿ“ Emma C Berry
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Probably someone got hit by that enormous boom! ๐Ÿ˜‚
    A twin mast would have smaller sails - much easier to handle the canvas I would think and possibly better balanced.

    ๐Ÿ“ Flight Link Control Launch Link 2 channel radio control set
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    @Boatshed

    The 1955 is a bit of a red herring - I was born in 1950 too.
    .............. or the "Good old Days" as they are known ๐Ÿคฃ

    I cut my teeth on Aerokits stuff, Sea Urchin, Sea Scout and Sea Commander. The latter with a Frog 349 diesel and others with early Mabuchi motors powered by dry cells. S - l - o - w!
    My first boats were a pond yacht and then a small balsa cabin cruiser that my Dad built for me .............. a Yeoman "Mite". The superstructure was crushed at some stage but I still have the hull.

    ๐Ÿ“ Flight Link Control Launch Link 2 channel radio control set
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    As we are talking about old radio, somewhere in the back of my garage I have my first radios - a Simpletone, and MacGregor single channel transmitters and a Macgregor Minimac receiver. Teamed up with Ripmax MiniMite and MiniMo servos it was the only way to go on a strict budget that wouldn't run to a more modern reed set. (I only just missed the valve era!)
    You "kids" don't know you're born with all this proportional stuff. ๐Ÿคฃ

    ๐Ÿ“ Emma C Berry
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What a delightful model! Excellent build video, and doesn't she sail well?

    Good that you didn't add a keel and she sails "as intended", I think this was the right decision. Definitely one to be very proud of.

    ๐Ÿ“ Dutch sailing barge
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Not a barge - but it's a Dutch yacht plan



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    ๐Ÿ“ Dutch sailing barge
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Billing boats have a small kit version which you may be able to scale up into something you could use. I'm not sure how effective leeboards would be at smaller scales so I would think a false keel would be essential - but I may be wrong on that.
    It sounds a challenging build but that is no reason not to try ๐Ÿ˜Š



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    ๐Ÿ“ 2nd competition
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    You may find something useful in this thread that would give you the confidence to fill the boiler and light the flame! >>>>>>



    https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=68100.0
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    ๐Ÿ“ 2nd competition
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Bruce: That is a beautiful launch!
    Have you tried firing it up at all? The worst things that can happen generally are running short of water, jammed safety valve or a gas explosion. I'm assuming the safety valve was checked as part of the boiler check and the fuel system (Propane/butane?) is easy enough to check ashore, so the main concern would be the water supply.
    Does the boiler have an automatic feed pump? If not you need to check the water consumption and bring the boat back to the dock for a refill from time to time.
    Is the boiler lagged, insulated, so that the burner doesn't ignite any fittings or melt the hull?
    Personally I would give it a go and see how it works out - what are your main concerns?

    ๐Ÿ“ If only
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It was always my ambition to build a full size dinghy - albeit somewhat smaller than the one in the picture. I have to accept this will never happen now.

    Selway Fisher designs often follow similar construction to model boats and indeed he has a series of designs specifically to be built as models >>


    https://www.selway-fisher.com/sfdesign_model_boats.htm
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: British Power Boat 70ft Motor Gunboat.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What a super model! Excellent detail and pristine finish - I doubt that the real ones stayed like that for long. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Could I ask what "machinery" is fitted?

    ๐Ÿ“ Flight Link Control Launch Link 2 channel radio control set
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looking more closely at the photographs, I recall those push-pull servos, very useful in some applications.
    And secondly, I realise that the plugs on some of that gear would weigh more than a modern receiver - in fact probably as much as some servos!
    Makes you wonder at the future of radio control. The development of the technology is staggering. I must admit to being "way behind the curve" - rudder and throttle/sail control and I'm happy ๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Flight Link Control Launch Link 2 channel radio control set
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Superb collection of Kraft radios. Really superb, quality equipment and a credit to Phil Kraft.

    ๐Ÿ“ Flight Link Control Launch Link 2 channel radio control set
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The golden days of folded aluminium transmitter cases! A friend had an OS Cougar and I can still remember the feel of those sticks. Solid performance too - just a tad bigger and heavier than modern gear - by some magnitude.
    Good to see them being put to good use

    ๐Ÿ“ Painting a Fibre Glass hull
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I agree with Greg's preparation system. The abrasion is vital to get good paint adhesion, even if it hurts to loose that lovely gloss gelcoat finish. It is then important to use the correct primer for whatever finishing coat you will use as not all paint systems are compatible.
    In the past I have used automotive primers with no problems and recently I have been trying Multi Surface primer from the DIY store, with acrylic topcoat and water based Polyurethane varnish finishing coat - so far so good!

    ๐Ÿ“ Flight Link Control Launch Link 2 channel radio control set
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I certainly remember Launch Link although at the time it was way more expensive than my budget allowed.
    My first proportional radio was a Micron 4 channel set, which I self assembled from a kit supplied by Terry Tippett. At the time I lived in Sheffield and Terry lived just a few miles down the road, so once completed, I took it to him where he set it all up and corrected one or two bits of my clumsy soldering. The first installation was in one of the very first Mardave RC cars - another story for another day maybe.
    Happy pioneer days.

    ๐Ÿ“ Deans Marine
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I don't wish to twist the blade too much but from my own experience Deans have been less than co-operative in the past. Even to the point of "staff" being rather offhand at the International Model Boat Show a few years back. I heard a rumour that the business was up for sale in the past year or so but still continuing at the moment I understand.
    Very sad because they have a nice range of products.



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