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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.๐Ÿ˜Š Cheers Doug
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Buttercup.Maiden Voyage
    3 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Bill,
    Hope your Missus doesn't see your last post, or
    YOU will end up in the canal! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ’ฅ
    Stay safe๐Ÿคž
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Buttercup.Maiden Voyage
    22 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Difficult filming on your own."
    Agreed Bill๐Ÿ‘
    You need 3 hands and 2 brains!๐Ÿ™„
    When I want to vid a boat I take my camera girl Gisela with me.โค๏ธ
    Costs a plate of ribs and a beer from the adjacent Biergarten, but what the heck๐Ÿ˜

    Great result BTW, impressive.
    I have several of the Seuthe Smokers, earmarked for Plastic Magic projects.
    Main disadvantage for larger models is the limited oil capacity, 8ml๐Ÿค”
    They make a curious 'snap crackle and pop' noise in action๐Ÿ™‰ do yours?
    I also have some older Graupner versions which have the advantage of a wick to slurp up the oil from a larger reservoir.
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Veron trawler
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Colin,
    I noticed the Taycol as well, looks like a 'Target' to me.
    Same as the one I converted a few years ago to run forward and reverse off a modern ESC.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hmm2!
    As suspected we were being steered towards Atocha as the 'Correct' answer, but this is evidently WRONG! Atocha was nowhere near Indonesia when she went down in a hurricane off Florida, as it is now known.
    Perhaps in future we should all answer simply "42", 'The answer to life, the universe and EVERYTHING'. ๐Ÿ˜
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hmm!
    Today's (7/6) seems to be another "None of the above" bullshit question!
    I believe it is pretty well known amongst ship aficionados where and when Lusitania, Titanic, and Vasa sank and when their wrecks were discovered. Ireland 1917/1935, New Foundland 1912/1985, Florida 1622/1956, Stockholm harbour 1628/1956. Yes I have visited the Wasa Museum in Stockholm and brought back a thick book of the ship's history, including complete plans!
    So we are being steered towards Atocha. Problem there is that Nuestra Seรฑora de Atocha sank off the Florida Keys, not anywhere near Indonesia!?
    Also, not one of the referred ship wrecks was discovered in 1942.
    At that time most folks were fully occupied with other matters ๐Ÿค”
    So I'm gonna go for Atocha, as being the most little known wreck, and see what happens!!
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Mast lights
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    CMB link๐Ÿ˜‰
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž


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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMCS SACKVILLE
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Maybe this'll work๐Ÿคž



    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLujPLP-1hDyvJX8wFmodSwiQn4hL70arR
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Yes Colin, it is the coaming๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Same here Nick๐Ÿค”

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Guestbook
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Wolfgang,
    Ja du kannst, die sind sogar sehr gern gesehen๐Ÿ‘
    Aber bei uns heiรŸen die 'Build Blogs' und muss auf Englisch geschrieben werden, mit vielen Photos๐Ÿ˜‰
    Schรถn GruรŸ, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Oceanic
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Willkommen an Bord Wolfgang.
    Your flea market find looked like a scene from "Attack of the Killer Giant Daddy Long Legs!"๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Nice restoration to a hard working ship๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    GruรŸ aus Mรผnchen.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Aha! ๐Ÿ’ก
    Roy; That explains why it took a whole day and more for your paint to dry๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,
    I tried your shut eye & stab technique.
    Eyes shut, twirled the mouse around and clicked - and shut down the PC๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”
    ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Indeed Nick๐Ÿ‘
    To quote Cmdr. Mike Flynn, CO of HMAS Hammersley:-
    "There's nothing like a good throat ripping debate!"
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Exactly Austin.
    A misleading question, or rather answer options!
    Doug

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "The Shannon jet drive is the latest RNLI boat,
    max speed 25 knots. I'm wrong ?"
    I fell into the same trap Pete๐Ÿค”
    Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    As I suspected, another debatable question and 'correct' answer!
    I wondered if 'Lifeboat' was just supposed to mean the larger offshore vessels OLB.
    Especially as the REAL correct answer for an Inshore Lifeboat , ILB, was not offered; i.e. 40 knots.
    Nick; I think you mean the 'E class'.
    The Mk 1s with Steyr engines had a top speed of 35knots, the Mk 2s with Volvo engines 40knots. There are three E Mk2s in service on the Thames; Tower and Chiswick stations and one in reserve.
    Since 40Kn was not offered as an answer I went for the offshore boats maximum of 25Kn.
    Wrong Grrrrr!๐Ÿ˜  So I checked up.
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž


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    ๐Ÿ“ Abergavenny steam and vintage show
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Be thinking of you tomorrow Colin, with fingers crossed that you and your magnificent collection survive the show and and the journeys there and back unscathed๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ‘
    Wish I could be there.
    Hope Caroline is soon feeling better.
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Sorry pardon Pete,๐Ÿ˜” no offence meant.
    Just wanted to underline your comment and illustrate the fact that diverted me to Britannic, forgetting that she sank in the Aegean sea not the Pacific ๐Ÿค”
    All the best, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Nick,
    I think that 1957 was a typo for 1975.
    Wiki tells me that Cousteau discovered the wreck in December 1975 but didn't actually enter it until early 1976.
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "cannot believe you can dive to a ship that was lost with so many sailors for fun!"
    You can't Pete. Arizona is a designated War Grave.
    Doug.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Belfast Update Number 7. Radar and Lighting.
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice jobs Bill๐Ÿ‘
    Those light 'bulbs' look suspiciously like LEDs to me๐Ÿ˜‰
    When I eventually get around to it I'm proposing to use SMD LEDs, about 1mm square!๐Ÿค“
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hoorah! ๐Ÿ˜€ Got it right today (27/5)๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐ŸŽˆ
    With the same answer as yesterday which was wrong๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„
    I too was misled by 'popular diving site', no way Jose on the Arizona, knew that Britannic sank after hitting a mine, but forgot that that was off the Greek coastโ˜น๏ธ
    But I always thought that the discoverer's name was Jacques Cousteau, not his son Jean-Michel who would have been 19 at the alleged time of the discovery!?
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Belfast Follow up to Update No 6..Result!!
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Much better Bill๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Belfast Update Number 6 Making Smoke
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Bill,
    So far so good๐Ÿ‘
    Re "I have found that the bulky false cage on the tops of the funnels restrict the smoke flow a little"
    I'm not convinced that the cage is really the problem.
    The real problem is most likely that your balsa former closes off the funnel and totally inhibits the 'Chimney effect', which is the whole point of having a funnel in the first place๐Ÿ˜‰.
    Some 35 years ago I used the Graupner smokers, very similar in form and size but with a wick to 'slurp up' the smoke fluid whereas the Seuthe units (of which I also have some) are 'top fed' with ca 8ml per shot.
    I soon discovered that building into the funnel with a former such as yours was not terribly effective๐Ÿค” No updraught - no chimney effect!
    Sooo, I fitted a 10mm ally tube in the funnel and mounted the smoker underneath it so that the smoker gizmo did not close off the toob.
    The smoke fluid reservoir was the cap of a large paint spray can and the smoke unit was mounted on the rim by taking 1mm tinned copper wire from the smoker element through holes drilled in the cap rim, sealed with 2 part epoxy glue. Thus suspending the smoker above the fluid with only the wick immersed.
    Thus the whole smoke unit remained under deck and did not inhibit removal of deck and superstructure in any way. The 10mm tube provided the required updraught and greatly enhanced the 'Make smoke number one' effect when underway.
    I used the 'Gear' switch on my Sanwa TX to switch it on as required.
    Thanks to the large reservoir the unit would run all afternoon. Nor sure how long the 8ml in the Seuthe units will last but I guesstimate not more than ca 30 minutes if that. They were designed essentially for model railway locs.
    Sorry no pics or vids, did not possess a suitable camera back then๐Ÿค”
    Some years ago the ship (HMS Hotspur 1:72) was completely stripped out for a major refit, and I've been wondering for some time where the hell I put the smoker and reservoir unit๐Ÿ™„
    Have moved house 3 times since then!
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Dreams and Reality
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    If you don't have a dream ... (from 'South Pacific'๐Ÿ˜‰)
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SMIT NEDERLAND playtime
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Gewoon prachtig๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    In all the basics very similar to my Southampton tug - gives me some ideas๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks.
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
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    Hmm! There are two 'correct' answers to today's question!
    I chose the most obvious and of course it was wrong!!๐Ÿ˜ 
    What is a ballistic missile for if not land based targets?
    Are they not the corner stone of our nuclear deterrent?
    Cruise missiles you can drop on anything๐Ÿ’ฅ, if you know it's coordinates.
    POOK! I need another lasagne๐Ÿฑ
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
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    "... however improbable..." Rick๐Ÿ‘
    'Elementary!'๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: USCG 44' Motor Lifeboat
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    A very well built model Dave,
    and the builder obviously understood his electrics and electronics.
    Many micro-switch operated functions, and I recognise one twin timer chip - which can serve several functions.
    I would take the trouble to trace the wiring, find out what does what, renew the batteries and give it a whirl. What have you got to lose?
    Think of it as a tribute to the builder๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž



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