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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
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    (Pleasure Craft) "Jessica" A Sea Scout renovation
    Originally built by my Dad in the early sixties, fitted then with a Taycol Target and two very wet lead acid accumulators. First renovation about 26 years ago for my daughter Jessica, fitted with a 6V Decaperm. Performance was VERY sedate. Perhaps fitting for a Broads Cruiser? The Taycol will now go into the Danish fish cutter I am currently renovating. First two pics show her condition, incl. engine room, last year after about 25 years in the cellar. Last three pictures show current condition after extensive renovation, see 'Build Blog Jessica' and refit. Video shows her Sea Trial end of May 2018 https://youtu.be/b0BWJ3duzDw Now just cockpit fit to do and suitable crew to find. Can't 'select' Speed here as she wasn't equipped with GPS! But quick! Now she planes well so I guess I've turned her into a Sport Fishing Boat!? Rating I also can't select for myself, that's something for you guys to do! ;-) (Motor: Propdrive 2830 1000kV) (ESC: Quicrun 16BL30 Hobbywing) (5/10) Update: Crew have reported for duty๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Performance not yet known, still in the fitting out dock. Power is actually 2 x 6V 4Ah. ESC will be Graupner Navy V30R. Maybe 2 for differential control to support rudder. I've left 'Number of Props' as Please Select cos Belfast has 4 and this ain't an option!! Long term plans for smoke (borrowed from model railway kit!) lighting and gun control. Have already bought magicians 'Flash Paper' for main battery gun flashes. Ignition using old 'out of work' glow-plugs? Any ideas welcome :-) Ship is Graupner Premium line. NOT IMPRESSED with quality of cast resin parts, lots of air bubble depressions :-/ Fair amount of rework / repaint necessary! (Motor: Speed 540 x 4) (ESC: Navy VR30 or Viper Marine. Trials on 40MHz then 2.4GHz DX6) (7/10)
    (Naval Ship) Graf Spee
    It's a Graupner premium line ATR! ;-/ Wanted some 'quick fun' while working on more complex constructions (HMS Hotspur H Class Destroyer 1936, 1:72 and Type IA U26 also 1936). Didn't work out that way! On first test of motors and ESC I discovered that the shafts were so badly fitted that they were binding ;-( So back in dry dock for some hull surgery! That's why some inputs are missing above. Plan is to gradually add functions and special effects; lighting, gun controls, magicians Flash Paper for gun flashes. Maybe fired using my old glow-plugs!!?? Now I'm freshly retired I have more time for this ;-), as long as Gisela doesn't drag me off around the world too often ;-) I also have HMS Belfast from the same series (approx 1:128) also awaiting fitting out. More soon - don't hold your breath please ;-) in the pipeline is some 'Plastic Magic' with Ark Royal, Hood and Bismark all to 350 scale ca 70-80cm. Sorry been in Munich for over 30 years don't think in inches any more (except when buying mag wheels for the chariot!) Cheers, and as my German boating friends say 'Immer ein Handbreite Wasser unterm Kiel!) = I wish you always a hand-widths water under your keel. I sail on the lake in the Ostpark near me in Munich. Very convenient, right next to the Biergarten! ๐Ÿ˜Ž (Motor: 600) (ESC: Graupner Navy V30R) (5/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Billings Dragen...has anyone built this kit and done an RC conversion?
    19 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "and she was painted red!"
    Of course! WHAT ELSE? Beth arall?๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ Billings Dragen...has anyone built this kit and done an RC conversion?
    19 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "but that's a story for another day."
    and one I'm sure we'd all like to 'hear' Nerys๐Ÿ‘ Any pics? Esp. of you crewing๐Ÿ˜‰
    BTW This one's a Danish Dragon, not Chinese ไธน้บฅ้พใ€‚like yours๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Online shop - order / delivery/contact
    19 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    OK. If that's the general consensus -
    Six black balls, Zero whites, 5721 abstentions!
    I agree with you Rick, we'll put him on notice to respond by Midnight CET coming Friday.
    Just in case there are extenuating circumstances; like his cat died ๐Ÿฑ or he sprained his little finger ๐Ÿ˜ญ or something equally disatrickle! After that we'll block him.
    He was never going to be an active member anyway.
    He could at least respond with 'Sold' or 'Sorry'.
    Don't suppose Colin's at all interested in buying the stuff now. I wouldn't be.

    Sorry your thread got mucked up Peter๐Ÿค” Did ever receive your order?
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Billings Dragen...has anyone built this kit and done an RC conversion?
    20 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Good find Ron๐Ÿ‘
    Looks like a few guys have done this conversion, take a look here-
    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=billings+...
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS I'll get to Lorenz a little later. I'm a bit stretched at the moment๐Ÿค”
    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=billings+dragon+rc+conversion
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    22 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Trรจs swish JB๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Beams
    22 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Good tip with the depth gauge Fred๐Ÿ‘
    Got one somewhere, so must dig it out to do my Deans Marines HMS Manxman hull ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Good call on the cladding๐Ÿ‘ much more interesting than 'bathroom walls' everywhere!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Online shop - order / delivery/contact
    1 day ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Can understand your disgruntlement Colin๐Ÿค”
    Have often felt the same when I've put time and effort into researching and answering someone's query ... and then never getting any feedback, positive or negative.
    SOME response would be welcome!
    Do you want me to dump him?
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ The dreaded lergy
    1 day ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "so it appears no long term damage"
    Good to hear Nerys๐Ÿ˜Š
    Many years ago my (at that time) exorbitantly expensive Graupner MC-10 'computer๐Ÿ™„' TX fell in the lake while I was rescuing my HMS Hotspur destroyer, whose RX had gone AWOL!
    My daughter Jessica, who sadly died in a stupid accident 2001, fished it out pronto and promptly took the batteries out ๐Ÿ˜Š
    At home we dried it out with a hair drier, and it's still going strong today, mainly used with my submarines these days.
    Since then I spray my TX inside with a so called 'Conformal Coating'.
    Which I had got used to doing while developing / testing MIL STD radio equipment.
    Main thing in such circumstances is always to remove the battery connection ASAP to stop any electrolytic corrosion of the circuit board tracks or damage to the decoder IC itself!
    Hope you are still in business๐Ÿคž
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Balsa Shortage
    1 day ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Roy,
    "How big a wind turbine blade can you make from balsa???"
    From balsa alone not a lot I guess Roy.๐Ÿค”
    But used simply as the core shape and coated with pressed and baked carbon-fibre up to at least 70m I understand๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Balsa Shortage
    1 day ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    OK Folks,
    Let's finally try to get this issue in perspective!
    (As in some other threads some folks are going off half-cock, jumping on the Band-Wagon, without knowing the facts!)
    "... so China now purchase all the stocks just to make our lockdown more depressing."
    Yes Martin you are right, in a way, China has a lot to do with this balsa shortage, if indirectly.
    But what many don't seem to realise is that 95% of the balsa wood produced for commercial usage comes (or came pre-COVID19๐Ÿค”) from Ecuador!
    Since Ecuador has become the South American country most badly affected with the Corona virus it has resulted in a total lockdown which, amongst many other things, has strangled the balsa production and export๐Ÿค” Having visited Ecuador several time that makes me very sadโ˜น๏ธ

    Yes, the Chinese need it for Wind Generator blades. It's used as a lightweight core which is then covered with carbon fibre.
    (Roy: titanium is no longer used if it can be avoided (and it can); it's much too expensive and the major source is in Russia!!! As the Blackbird constructors learned to their cost! The CIA had to create a bogus cover company to acquire the titanium needed to build the SR71s back in the Cold War/USSR days ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ)
    The Chinese used to get their balsa from Ecuador and all was hunky dory ... until Coronaโ˜น๏ธ. So not surprising that they now are desperately grabbing everything they can get from the few producers in SE Asia. Not Australia I'm afraid JB๐Ÿค”
    For once the Chinese appear to be behind developments๐Ÿ˜€
    For some time now european manufacturers of wind turbine blades have been using an alternative lightweight honeycomb structure for the blade core made of PET, like some of us use in our 3D printers. No sign of titanium in recent docus and reports that I've seen CB.
    (Just Google 'Balsa shortage' and you'll find some interesting current reports from commodity dealers!)

    Whatever; if you need balsa for your projects buy what you can find ASAP folks.
    Cheers All, whatever you build your boat with - KEEP IT UP, and above all HAVE FUN BUILDING AND SAILING๐Ÿ‘
    Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Refurb of Flower Class Corvette
    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Our posts overlapped CB!
    Your 'To Do List' is almost as long as mine! ๐Ÿค”
    Good luck๐Ÿคž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Refurb of Flower Class Corvette
    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi CB,
    Good find, nice price๐Ÿ˜€
    Some pics of her internals, motor & electronic fit, would be interesting, also a vid of her sailing characteristics.
    Is she a Matchbox/Revell kit or a scratch build? Size/scale?
    The plastic 1/72 kits were about 86.5cm LoA.

    I note with interest her pennant number is K40.
    She was commissioned into the RN as such as HMS Peony in August 1940.
    Subsequently, in 1943, she was transferred to the Greek Navy and became RHNS Sachtouris, see pic, showing her in Sept. '43 just after her transfer to RHN.
    In that pic I note that she has the Acoustic Hammer on the bow, as part of her U-Boat defence system. That is missing from your model!๐Ÿค”
    Sachtouris was returned to the Royal Navy in 1951, as the American Cannon and Gearing class destroyer escorts and destroyers began to arrive, and subsequently scrapped in 1952.

    I also note from the photo that Peony/Sachtouris was an early 'Short Forecastle' version. Yet your model depicts a later Long Forecastle version with the forecastle stretching back to the funnel, well aft of the bridge. I can only assume that the original builder of the model had a particular connection, sentimental attachment to Peony or Sachtouris and hence the pennant number!

    You've done a great job on the basic painting (as built) there, but many parts were different colours.
    In particular, several deck sections were wooden and not grey steel plate. Esp. around the forecastle and on the bridge.
    Attached are some examples of the paint schemes, from HMS Crocus K49, also showing the wooden decks.
    I can recommend the Sovereign Paints (WEM site in CA US) or LifeLolor for accurate naval paints from the era๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Whatever you do with her you got a bargain there๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€ So have fun with her!
    I have two Revell 1/72 Flower Class kits in my stash, one vintage Revell and one updated so-called Technik version๐Ÿ™„! They both cost me a small fortune compared to your find!
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    ๐Ÿ“ No Reverse
    2 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "So I grabbed the package and with the postman still attached to the package ๐Ÿ˜"
    I only do that with the nice lady from DHL!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ“ Interlaken Boat Club, Switzerland
    7 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    All's well .... Ron๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sharknado
    7 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,
    Very glad to see that you are back in business๐Ÿ˜€
    Where the heck can you see 'all episodes of Stingray' these days?
    I well remember that from my childhood!
    BTW: If you 'go Hammerhead' don't forget the extra servo to make the head twitch from side to side to 'sniff the air'!!๐Ÿ˜
    Never heard of Sharknado. Now I know why!๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Interlaken Boat Club, Switzerland
    7 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ron,
    Lorenz is a member of Modell Boot Club Thun.
    https://mbct.ch/de/Modell-Boot-Club-Thun/Klubgeschichte
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Modell+Boot+Club+Thun/@46.7535618,7.5765664,10.28z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x7fb369de003189ad!8m2!3d46.8822622!4d7.6198114
    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=Modell+Boot+Club+Thun
    Here's some more evidence of his brilliance and ingenuity๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    https://www.rc-modellbau-schiffe.de/Schiffe/ANDERE_SCHIFFE/V...
    How'd you come in contact with him?
    If you need help communicating in German, or reading his club site, please let me know.
    Lass mich bitte umgehend wissen!๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    https://mbct.ch/de/Modell-Boot-Club-Thun/Klubgeschichte
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    https://www.rc-modellbau-schiffe.de/Schiffe/ANDERE_SCHIFFE/VERSORGER/Mituvlo/Micro_Tug.html
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    ๐Ÿ“ Notifications
    7 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Well said Rick๐Ÿ‘
    A Man after my own humour!๐Ÿ˜
    The eternal battle for the remote; you have to set the ground rules early on Rick!
    Her solution; YOU watch the ball game on a mini TV in the Man Cave ๐Ÿค” while SWMBO watches The Oprah Winfrey Show on the wide screen๐Ÿค”
    BTW: did you know that Oprah is reputedly worth 2.5 billion USD according to Forbes 2020?!
    Money for old rope! There's something foul in the state of ... (fill in as required!)
    Does that make America great?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Notifications
    7 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Martin๐Ÿ‘
    I may not have logged in but I've still been keeping a Big Beady on you lot!!๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿค“
    I see you have been Captaining the Ship very well in my absence ๐Ÿ‘
    Thank you for that๐Ÿ˜Š
    BTW
    "i spend to much time on the computer."
    I know that you've often said that you only have a tiny workshop,
    but having to sit on the computer is a bit extreme๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Gives 'Desktop' a whole new meaning๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Naxos - Paint Shop
    7 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank you Colin๐Ÿ˜€
    Sorry to read of your recent discombobulation ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    But pleased to see that you are 'rising from the ashes' with your usual spirit๐Ÿ‘
    'You can't keep a good man down'!
    You are an inspiration to us all๐Ÿ˜‰
    BRAVO ZULU.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Notifications
    7 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Oh Yay Oh Yay!
    I've just noticed I've got 205 Red Notifications!!
    Have I really been AWOL (Asleep With-Out Leave๐Ÿ˜ด) THAT long?๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Notifications
    7 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Martin,
    "I have just looked at the Trending Topic Column and what seems to be missing is Rank and points of the members."
    It's always been that way.
    Ranks and points are only shown in the 'Members Online' column.
    Nowt's gone wrong. Not with that anyway๐Ÿ™„
    Ciao, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Notifications
    7 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,
    Twigged your 'Red rover' reference๐Ÿ‘
    A derivative of British Bulldog. A pretty rough game not unlike Australian rules football, but without the ball! And none of the padding and armour of American Football. Folks got badly injured๐Ÿค” In the UK it devolved into Fox and Hounds, a less dangerous Tag game.
    My answer to you Rick-
    "Oh Captain, my Captain, may we cross your ship?" ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Notifications
    7 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Not too far off track JB but I went AWOL of my own doing, or NOT doing!
    More on that elsewhere.
    " is 'happily' sipping coffee by the lake at the biergarten๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚??"
    Coffee in the Biergarten?๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Not on your Nelly JB. I'd get thrown in the lake if I ordered coffee in a Biergarten.
    They frown if you order a Radler (German shandy 1/2ltr) instead of a Mass (1ltr) Bier๐Ÿ˜ 
    "and we are getting closer to the sun by 1/16 " every 100 years๐Ÿ˜"
    And she's coming to meet us๐Ÿค”
    In about 4 billion years or so she'll run out of fuel and go Red Dwarf (!?) and on the way expand to engulf the Earth and scorch Mars. โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ
    Moon is departing from us at a few cm per annum. Which will eventually cause chaos down here as the Moon is our stabiliser. Somebody up there must know something!!
    More later Folks. Stay safe๐Ÿคž
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Naxos - Paint Shop
    7 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Took the old girl into the paint shop today. Hull is a tan colour ..."
    Nice one Hec, way to go๐Ÿ‘
    But wouldn't your ol' lady have been happier acquiring a tan just lying in the sun?
    Optionally with a daiquiri or some such?
    I see you've given her a nice luminescent blue bikini though๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Thanks for the smile activator๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜Š
    (Something had to drag me out of my shell/Slough of Despond!)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Command and control
    20 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I agree with Rick Nerys, please keep us informed on progress๐Ÿ‘
    I assume then that Hon Commodore Alice, OC Construction & Logistics Division, has finished building and equipping the sheds?
    Would love to see some pics of how she has fitted them out๐Ÿ˜€
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: NAXOS - Decking
    20 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Experiment successful Hec ๐Ÿ‘
    Good to see you've still got lead in your pencil๐Ÿ˜‰
    This is a job I'm dreading on my Billing fish cutter restoration/RC conversion.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Naxos - Float testing
    20 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Dannyboy"!
    Don't you mean Donnieboy Ron?
    Haven't heard from him lately. Do you know if he's OK?
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sailing Ship Peking
    20 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Nerys,
    Parma and Pommern were a little different from Peking and somewhat smaller, 95m compared with 115m (sparred length), 98m deck length for Peking.
    Colin has done well finding a kit of Kruzenshtern which as built as 'Padua' was a sister to Peking.
    The kit box legend says 'Russian' but she was built in Bremerhaven, Germany.
    She now belongs to Russia, since the end of WW2, and is still active as a training ship.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Colin please post the link to the Kruzenshtern kit for Nerys to pass on to her 'old mate'๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sailing Ship Peking
    20 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Good find Colin, well done๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Kruzenshtern (or Padua as built in 1926) was a sister ship of Peking/Arethusa and the last of the famous P-Liners built. Pamir being perhaps the most well known/notorious of the P-Liners built for the F. Laeisz shipping company.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Kruzenshtern_(ship)
    https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Peking_(ship)
    https://www.wikiwand.com/en/F._Laeisz
    https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Kruzenshtern_(ship)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 20th Scale ELCO 80ft PT boat part 22
    21 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi CB,
    My guess is that they would have black-out covers under deck.
    Especially considering that they were built during wartime with night operations in mind.
    Whatever, great build๐Ÿ‘
    Looking forward to the Sea Trials.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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