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    ๐Ÿ“ Back again after a break.
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    I havenโ€™t posted for a while but have been carrying on with my build.
    Does anyone know what the light set up is on the Al Khubar harbour tug.
    I have the port and starboard navigation lights and the search light sorted.
    Cheers Ian (Rockbag)

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Paint
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Fred, thanks for that information, appreciate it. Rockbag (Ian)

    ๐Ÿ“ Deck Paint
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Guys,
    I am trying to source a dark green paint for the deck of my Al Khubar 2 tug. At the stage I am at the moment spraying is not an option therefore it will have to be tin and a brush. Any advice would be appreciated. I am located in the UK so this should be a consideration.
    Thank you. Rockbag

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    Feluccas are a traditional Egyptian sail boat normally seen on the River Nile.

    ๐Ÿ“ Enjoying the build.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    The superstructure build is progressing nicely and Iโ€™ve managed to paint the hull.
    Pleased with the progress so far.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    Wild guess. Wow picked the correct one.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    Mmmm now that is a very tricky one.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    That was a pure guess.
    Didnโ€™t the Royal George sink off Spithead in the English Channel?

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    The Ice breaker Lenin was the first nuclear powered surface vessel.
    A submarine is not a shi it is a Boat.

    ๐Ÿ“ Superstructure
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    Now started on the Superstructure.
    Slowly does it as want to get this right.

    ๐Ÿ“ Al Khubar 2
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    The Al Khubar 2 hull is painted Red.
    Does anyone know the actual shade of red?
    Below the waterline I assume it is red oxide. Is this correct?
    Thanks in anticipation Guys.
    Ian (Rockbag)

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    ๐Ÿ“ Al Khubar Harbour Tug
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have now started to build this Mountfleet (Model Slipway) Kit.
    Firstly I decided to sort out the power system. 2 x RE540/1 geared motors (6:1). The propshafts supplied with the kit and the 4 blade brass props, also supplied.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Battery problems
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Fred,
    I finished building a Clyde Puffer a while ago and I power the motor with a 3cell 7.4 Lipo. This works very well. The speed controller needs to be compatible with the lipo which also provides power to the receiver.
    Ian (Rockbag)

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    Why wasnโ€™t the Longstone Lighthouse one of the answers?

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    Copper was used be the Egyptians for fastenings in building their ships.

    ๐Ÿ“ Al Kubar 2
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have just taken delivery of my next project kit, the Mountfleet (Slipway) Al Kubar harbour tug.
    I get a lot of advice from my club but am just fishing around for any comments before I start.
    Mainly propulsion, motors, ESCโ€™s and batteries. Any comments from you guys would be appreciated. Rockbag

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    That has got to be the easiest question in a long time.

    ๐Ÿ“ Al Khubar Harbour Tug
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    As my next project I am thinking of building the Mountfleet Model of the Al Khubar Tug.
    Do any of you guys know what suitable motors would be required.
    I understand that the props required are like schottel drives. Any advice would be appreciated. Ian

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    I thought it was a submarine.

    ๐Ÿ“ US Coastguard Rescue Boat
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    Billings US coastguard boat.
    Length 73cm
    Beam 22cm
    Height including mast 48cm
    ABS hull
    FR Sky Receiver (ยฃ10 off price if not required)
    Viper waterproof 25amp speed controller. Twin motors. 3 blade brass props. New battery pack.
    ยฃ130 Collect only. Winsford, Cheshire.
    NOW SOLD

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    Now that was a stupid mistake to maka.

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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    Model Slipway kit with noisy thing sound unit.

    ๐Ÿ“ Sealight. Clyde Puffer
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    Kit built model.
    Finished in January 2024

    ๐Ÿ“ Clyde Puffer
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank to all you guys for your likes and comments. I really appreciate all of them.
    Ian (Rockbag)

    ๐Ÿ“ Completed
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have now completed my Sealight Clyde Puffer model. Just the figures to finish and name on the stern.
    I have enjoyed the build and hope that I have done it justice.
    Ian (Rockbag)

    ๐Ÿ“ Ships Boat
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have decided to fit out the ships boat for my Clyde puffer but not sure how this should be done correctly.
    I would appreciate any advice or photos to give me some idea how to complete this task.
    Cheers in advance,
    Ian (Rockbag)

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Still slow progress.
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    Still to finish off the rigging and the ships boat.
    Not sure if I should complete the model of the ships boat and leave it upside down on the hatch cover of have it upright.

    ๐Ÿ“ Still slow progress.
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    Much too cold in my garage/workshop plus a visit to my grandsonโ€™s in Taunton has meant I have just been installing the rigging.
    Not completed it yet but gradually getting there.
    Ian

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    The largest container ship isnโ€™t shown in the answers. I reckon it should be MSC Irina

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
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    Total guess. Thought it should be the poop deck.



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