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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Zwarte Zee
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Very nicely finished. A great $10 basis!!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Simulating Modern Diesel Smoke
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Thankyou LewZ. You just triggeted some recollections of things i had read eatlier. You description is quite appt. Yes, years ago i had an HO switcher tjat used smoke fluid. My wife-at-the-time objected to me stinking up our 900-sq-ft bungalow, i eventually learned to run it less often & for a shorter time. Tje oil came in a tony squib, but it took years to burn it all when you seldom use. Next weekend we are driving over to the Hamilton Steam & Technology Museum. They will hav a shallow pond filled by hydrant, with scheduled events to give everyone a turn on the water. There is also a steam train on the property. Last year one gent had a really good water-mister in a tug, & it produced steam for a long time...not merely the 5 to 10min that we often see.

    ๐Ÿ“ Simulating Modern Diesel Smoke
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    I bought a HENG LONG smoke generator intended for a tank which is diesel. It has been sitting in my incoming tray through months and months of other projects. My understanding is that I can use vegetable glycerin mixed with distilled water as smoke fluid altho some suggest using vape fluid. I wud really like to hav black smoke, you know, " rollin' coal ", billowing black. No instructions with the smoke unit. Any advice ???

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Betty Bopp
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    We hope to see her next weekend at the Hamilton steam museum !!๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Quick snap on coupling
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Dwbrinkman, your connector pair looks amazingly like the fire monitor water connection in my heng long tug

    ๐Ÿ“ Boat storage complete
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Very nicely done. I hav 31 hulls in a large 1-bedroom apartment. Seriously considering wall brackets to keep them safe on my walls. Only one has sails, a trawler.
    Peterd, when I restricted my building activities to the dining room table. Now I have the top of a huge deep freeze as one workbench and the dining room table as the second one and I am not getting as much done as I was able to when I was in my teens and building on Mom's dining room table

    ๐Ÿ“ New Boat
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Would love to see some annotated photos, just to see how it shud operate ! Please ??

    ๐Ÿ“ DasMikro Sound Unit - anyone have one?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    I searched DasMikro on the amazon website, many hits, but was not sure which hit was your exact device

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Krabbenkutter Tรถn 12
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    DWBrinkmann, the convention here in ontario, Canada, is that the name of the boat is above the name of the port on the stern and the registration numbers are on each side of the prow. Occasionally you will see the name of the boat Midway down the side, but that is less common as typically the manufacturer has put some huge deckle in that spot. My first guess was that Krabbe was the name of his Home harbour

    ๐Ÿ“ trying a video
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Thank you for the pictures!! It is so costly to get these kits shipped from Florida all the way up to Canada and imported, not to mention the difference on the dollar, that last time I ordered a few of the kits at the same time along with the 650 KV brushless Motors and of course the drivetrains so I probably have several winters of projects. You have done a very creative thing with the superstructures ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ trying a video
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Commodore h I would love to see some more pictures of that lovely Springer tug that is in the background, in fact there are a number of us on here that are avid tug people that I'm sure they would also like to see a number of shots of it

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Graupner Emmi
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    How long is she, & which battery chemistry?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ocean Star/ Oceans Sailor
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    2000 mm ?!?!?! You mean, like, 2m LOA ?!? WOW !! That is almost 6 feet !!

    What kind of vehicle do you transport it in, togetto your club site??

    How many of this LOA are there in your sailing group ??

    All i can say is "WOW !!" I hav never seen ANYTHING like this elegant vessel.๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Last Run of 2023
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Looks wonderful on the water. I adore your lights...& at least with it being a dull day we can actually see them in operation. You just ignited my excitement for the new year's sailing season.
    So...you arent going to run tomorrow??
    Our last sail here in Toronto was mid-Nov, 16th i believe was our #32 at Bluffers Park for 2023.

    Happy New Year to all.

    ๐Ÿ“ I AM ASKING FOR HELP TO BUILD A SCALE MODEL CASE
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    The "glue" isnt an adhesive, it is a solvent that actually "melts" a thin layer of the adjacent Plexiglas sheets & they ended up "welded" to each other. The clamps, being another material, will not stick to the joint.

    ๐Ÿ“ Working Anchor
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    All may find reading the 'anchor' article on Wikipedia worthwhile.

    ๐Ÿ“ Looking for some advice on the identity of this vessel
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Clyde Puffers typically have their rudder hanging 'way out the back, with the pintles on the very, very aft edge of the stern. Also the exhaust stack wud be just forward of the wheelhouse, whether steam or diesel, as the motor is always far aft. I own 2, with a 3rd under construction.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bluenose-4
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    This is the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The least number of hours of daylight. Effective tomorrow we will have more Daylight everyday, approximately 2 to 3 minutes more. This means that Spring is coming, and it will be model ship weather "soon"

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: And the winner is?
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s we used to dye white T-shirts with tea or coffee, in the days b4 printed or dark-coloured T's became common. Of course Mom wud always want to bleach them !! ๐Ÿค”

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Running light colors?
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Alessandro, a perfect illustration ! Thank you !! "A picture is worth a thousand words" ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Running light colors?
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    I have some notes, The Vessel being towed should show a white light all around visible to 3 MI. Then I found two different situations regarding the light, the tow light, on the towing vessel where it should be aft facing and yellow whereas the other opinion was white, red, Green or yellow all round and visible to 3 MI my other notes confirm the previous comments

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    ๐Ÿ“ Has anyone any experience of using a Dremel scroll saw?
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    LewZ, your anti-vibration foam pad is an excellent idea. Keeps the saws from moving around & absorbs the vibration noises, essential in condo/apt living.

    ๐Ÿ“ xmas event at the pond
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Battery powered Christmas lights from the dollar store

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Electrics
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Looks like a very neat installation. I dont understand why you need boost converters since you hav a 7.4V supply & LED lighting can be run off lesser voltages by changing the Ohmic value of their individual ballast resistors. Or is there something i've failed to grasp??๐Ÿค”

    ๐Ÿ“ Notification
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    PhilH, yes i get everything i think. I delete same stuff as Ron just said, but other msgs i always scroll to the top & change the red dot to green so that i receive all msgs in that thread, that ongoing discussion. So...i see abt 10 to 20 msgs per day. & 95% i learn something new, worthwhile. Much better than FB. Cheers, Rod in Toronto, Canads ๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Its that laptop again!
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    "When in doubt, REBOOT". This fixes most problems since abt 1994.๐Ÿคž

    Merry Christmas...

    ๐Ÿ“ loss of boats in the westcountry
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Colin H, your prev post included pix of 4

    ๐Ÿ“ Rustoleum Pain Can Nozzle Restoration
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Thankyou LewZ, us Canadians are "bilingual", we speak both fractional/decimal inches as well as METRIC, so your dimensions are well understood North of the "longest undefended border"
    OH! CANADA!

    ๐Ÿ“ Odd prototypes leading to the Perkasa
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Steven T, what you have just described sounds a bit like the American PT boats of World War II especially in the Pacific, but also the American river boats used in Vietnam for patrolling Coastal Waters and river deltas and up into the rivers themselves. Sometimes a mortar attached just below the front machine gun making it look like a double barrel with the lower Barrel being perhaps 10 cm. Pro boat produced two different kinds of RTR, a smaller one which is now out of production and a larger one right now that actually has twin props and twin rudders. The smaller one years ago had two jet drives

    ๐Ÿ“ What do these resemble?
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Looks like an indexing problem on the site this morning. My comment was regarding the Vietnam-era river gunboat.



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