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    PS Enterprise
    The Enterprise has worked as a cargo boat, floating store, fishing vessel, houseboat and showboat. The vessel was launched in 1878 after being built in Echuca from river red gum. These trees, once plentiful along the Murray River, provided a ready source of hardwood for building and powering paddle steamers. The tannin from a handful of eucalyptus leaves thrown into the boiler also prevented the interior walls from corroding. The Enterprise is known as a β€˜shallow drafter’ because there is very little of it sitting below the waterline β€” a mere 75 centimeters. This made it suitable for dealing with the varying water levels of the river system. In 1879 it managed to steam on the waterways throughout the year, despite falling river levels. The model is 1:20 scale built from pine and plywood. She will have 150mm diameter by 45mm wide Paddlewheels and chain steering. Later on she will have a smoke generator.
    (Naval Ship) MV Krait
    The MV Krait is a wooden-hulled vessel famous for its use during World War II by the Z Special Unit of Australia during the raid against Japanese ships anchored in Singapore Harbour. The raid was known as Operation Jaywick. The MV Krait is on display at the Australian National Maritime Museum. (5/10)
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    Panther is a $100 speed boat based on the around the world record holder Earthrace / Ady Gil and is what i am using to make my Ady Gil model. (5/10)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fire Monitors revisited
    2 hours ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Beautiful Model mate. I just got a 34 inch Raf crash tender kit from aerokits. it was a garage find and I'm excited to build it
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    πŸ“ Hubertus Model Boat Club 16.9.18
    2 hours ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This video has the Whaler Rau IX. she's one of my mate's models and is really nice
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    πŸ“ Hubertus Model Boat club 2.9.18
    2 hours ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Barge tied to Ionia tugboat
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    πŸ“ Hubertus Model boat club 18.11.18
    2 hours ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Another older video from Hubertus Model boat club. Seeing Hubertus is temporarily closed due to the new COVID 19 rules in Australia
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    πŸ“ Hubertus Model boat club 2.12.18
    2 hours ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    this is an older video from December 2018
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Hubertus Model Boat Club 15.3.2020
    2 hours ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    thanks, mate, the Action cameras are pretty cheap and are good quality. I just put some clips from the day together.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Electrics continued
    2 hours ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    looking awesome mate 😊
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    πŸ“ Painting & flotation test
    2 hours ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Float test went well and I've started to paint some of the edges of the vessel in red oxide. I've placed the window frames onto the stern compartment and side rooms
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    πŸ’¬ Re: RNZAF W1, a 64ft BPBC High Speed Launch
    5 days ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What a gorgeous model mate, absolutely stunning
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    πŸ’¬ Re: JAGUAR, a 37'5" BPBC MK II Seaplane Tender
    5 days ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Beautiful model mate
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    πŸ“ SS Talacre
    6 days ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Your model looks incredible. This my mates Talacre
    Hubertus Model Boat Club 22.3.20
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    πŸ“ Hubertus model boat club 22.3.20
    6 days ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This video is taken from 2 different vessels with cameras, there are multiple salvages and a few crashes 😊

    This will be the last video from Hubertus for an unknown amount of time due to the CoronaVirus my Government has shut down all nonessential services including clubs.
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    πŸ“ Waterline
    10 days ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Some little touch ups but the basic waterline is done
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    πŸ“ Hubertus Model Boat Club 15.3.2020
    11 days ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Having put cameras on a few of the model boats I compiled them into this video
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    πŸ“ Workers Hubertus Model Boat Club
    11 days ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The lake on 1st March 2020, from all the rain we have had its back to being nice and full again 😊
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    πŸ“ Enterprise
    11 days ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The paddle wheel is printed with the second on the way, shaft gear is in place with the motor about to be installed. The rear deck sides are rounded and will be painted soon.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: PS Enterprise paddle steamer update
    27 days ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Joe, I am using plans that are provided by the National Museum of Australia who owns the vessel. The plans are of the vessel during her original configuration so I am also using a direct photograph of the sides, top, front and back to get the correct superstructure dimensions. There are plans available from Float a Boat Australia.
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    πŸ“ PS Enterprise paddle steamer update
    28 days ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The lower superstructure is basically done, the top deck is cut out, the lower section of the structure is painted and the paddle box faces are built. Next is the paddles and electrics
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    πŸ“ PS Enterprise
    28 days ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The Enterprise has worked as a cargo boat, floating store, fishing vessel, houseboat and showboat.

    The vessel was launched in 1878 after being built in Echuca from river red gum. These trees, once plentiful along the Murray River, provided a ready source of hardwood for building and powering paddle steamers. The tannin from a handful of eucalyptus leaves thrown into the boiler also prevented the interior walls from corroding.

    The Enterprise is known as a β€˜shallow drafter’ because there is very little of it sitting below the waterline β€” a mere 75 centimeters. This made it suitable for dealing with the varying water levels of the river system. In 1879 it managed to steam on the waterways throughout the year, despite falling river levels.

    The model is 1:20 scale built from pine and plywood. She will have 150mm diameter by 45mm wide Paddlewheels and chain steering. Later on she will have a smoke generator.
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    πŸ“ Superstructure frames and log box
    1 year ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The structural frame for the superstructure is now in place along with the 2 sides of the superstructure. The log box is being built and the little details are starting to go on.
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    πŸ’¬ IONIA
    1 year ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, thank you. This was filmed on the Lane Cove River in New South Wales in Sydney Australia.
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    πŸ“ MV Ionia and Ray IX whaler
    1 year ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    From Hubertus onboard the Camera barge. There was the Rau IX whaler which was the best model at the club that day
    Hubertus Model Boat Club 16/9/18
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    πŸ“ MV Ionia
    1 year ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A video from Hubertus taken onboard the Camera barge
    Hubertus Model boat club 2/12/18
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    πŸ“ PS Enterprise
    1 year ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The stern section of the superstructure is built.

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    πŸ“ PS Enterprise
    1 year ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The Top deck is now complete. The hull is partially painted and the construction of the superstructure has begun and the rudder is now attached

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    πŸ“ IONIA
    1 year ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Took some footage of my 1:48 Ionia, she has been modified alot.
    RC Tugboat Ionia
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    πŸ“ Ionia
    1 year ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Took these yesterday just after some rain. Taken with Dji inspire 1 and Dji Phantom 3.
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    πŸ“ PS Enterprise
    1 year ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The bow section of the top deck is made and is now Varnished, some pins as rivets on the bow, the Rudder shaft supports with pins as rivets and now the top deck stern section needs to.be made. The stern section has gaps in the wood.

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    πŸ“ PS Enterprise
    1 year ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The boiler is coming along nicely and the deck is glued down. The chain rudder servo is in place.

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    πŸ“ boiler and struts
    1 year ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    As this model will be Electric a mock boiler will be put in place for aesthetics as it can be seen clearly if you look directly front on, on the real ship. The struts that come out of the hull are for a extra piece of deck that then connects to the paddle boxes.

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