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    (Working Vessel) Progress J-502
    Billing Boats kit, Progress J-502 vacuum formed hull, deck and cabin. Wheel house is very thin wood 2 ply. The kit was missing styrene strips, but the deck fittings were included. All brass rods, mahogany strips, rigging was in the kit. Added furniture in wheelhouse, navigation lights, windows, and railings and other details not found in the kit. Fun little boat to make and research. (7/10)
    (Working Vessel) Neptun
    Under construction is this old kit recently given to me after sitting on the shelf for close to 15 years. No plans, no deck fittings, and other parts missing too. it needed a new speed control, motor with geared reduction, battery and the prop shaft bearings were seized requiring several hours of removal and replacement. (5/10)
    (Yacht) Catharine
    Uses 4 AA batteries to power the Spektrum Receiver and two servos. Mast is 22” Boom 20” Sail material is from Doyle Sailmakers inc. 2.2oz Fibrermax nylon from Challenge Sailcloth Draft is 3” Bean 8” (9/10)
    (Working Vessel) Skiff
    An East Coast Nova Scotia inspired skiff design. I put a small outboard motor on the stern (5/10)
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    Is no more πŸ‘ŽπŸ˜’
    (Working Vessel) My Timmy 2
    Dumas kit - Jolly Jay - Built by Don Sutton, Metro Modellers of Toronto, Ontario, Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦. Very sea worthy vessel, the tall bow takes waves on the lake very nicely. This boat is a steady sailing model which is why Don recommended it to me for teaching the grandsons to enjoy using it. Though boys still want grandpa to build a β€œfast” boat...maybe next year! (Motor: Graupner 400) (8/10)
    (Yacht) Midwest Cranberry Isle
    Recently purchased this boat built by Don Sutton, Scale Captain, Metro Modellers Toronto, Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦. Don built the boat about 15 years ago, but to make room for a larger new model he is selling older models. This style of Yacht has long been a favourite of mine which will be my winter scratch build project. Having this working model in my workshop will assist me with the project. (8/10)
    (Other) M12
    More to come with photos out of the water. Uses One Meter Soling Rig and Sails. Design of hull/rudder/keel is to sail in the weeds. (5/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Canada Eh !
    The boat can be seen on YouTube, https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=eanimqiOh54 No leaks. Stable and balanced. Paint is acrylic, clear-coated wood is mahogany. This is a Nor-Star Kingfisher kit with some alterations and added details. (Motor: Graupner) (ESC: M) (8/10)
    (Tug Boat) Michael
    I use two 2400 Wolf Pack battery sets one one each side of the hull to add ballast plus, B-B shot is glued in the hull for weight too. My grandson helped to build and paint it thus the vessel named Michael The boat was too fast with a direct drive so it was replaced with a 3:1 geared reduction. Runs much better more scale speed. The first motor made it look like a speed boat, which was dangerous if my grandson were to sail it. (8/10)
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    πŸ“ Tug Brooklyn Maiden Voyage!
    30 days ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Here in Boston but heading home soon. Go Leaf’s !

    Hope your project is very successful today! Looking forward to seeing it in a post, brass band fanfare allowed plus ribbon cutting.
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    πŸ“ Static Model Boat Club
    1 month ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Yes the is a kit. I know of one available locally. Cranberry Lobster Yacht

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    πŸ“ Editing photos
    1 month ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Edited just fine now. Thanks
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    πŸ“ Editing photos
    1 month ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    I had a problem with editing my posting. I tried to remove photos by clicking the X in Upper Right corner but instead of deleting it added the same photo several times. Frustrating!
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    πŸ“ Veronica
    1 month ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Please post photos of the drawings. I am not familiar with this boat.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aeronaut Princess
    1 month ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    https://www.amazon.com/Family-Grandparents-Action-Grandma-Gr...

    https://www.amazon.com/Beverly-Hills-Doll-Collection-TM/

    https://fisher-price.mattel.com/shop/en-us/fp/loving-family
    https://www.amazon.com/Family-Grandparents-Action-Grandma-Grandpa
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aeronaut Princess
    1 month ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    If you could find some figures for your boat, they really add realism.

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    πŸ“ R.A.F.SEAL CLASS
    1 month ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Checkered history on this boat.
    https://www.yachtharbour.com/yacht/seaman-guard-virginia-543...

    Apparently after the Navy was done with this class of ship, they were sold several times and now are owned by a private group for hire.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=chStEjEeqxA
    https://www.yachtharbour.com/yacht/seaman-guard-virginia-5435
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    πŸ“ R.A.F.SEAL CLASS
    1 month ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Sometimes further information can be found from the shipyard. I will do some digging. Send me a private message. RonBauer
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    πŸ“ R.A.F.SEAL CLASS
    1 month ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Does this help?

    http://www.berwickshipyard.com/Seal%20Class.html
    http://www.berwickshipyard.com/Seal%20Class.html
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Marian Belle' Empire Class Tug Boat.
    2 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Picture number 9 shows a plastic sheet draped over the top of the stern. Why? What are you achieving by doing this?
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    πŸ“ Static Model Boat Builders
    2 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    You could create a Facebook Group. Many special interest groups do that.
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    πŸ“ Static Model Boat Club
    2 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    After researching and discussing with the boat yard, this was a good solution.
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    πŸ“ No sailing in Port Perry Ontario Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ for awhile And it is still coming down!
    2 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    The pictures from my front and back yard this morning. Very pretty! Though no sailing for awhile yet.
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    πŸ“ Static Model Boat Club
    2 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Here try these.
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    πŸ“ J-502 progressing along
    2 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    All Done, waiting for open water.
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    πŸ“ New website
    2 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    You maintained your rank, RNinMunich, must be that I have not given any money to support the website.
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    πŸ“ New website
    2 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Wow! What happened? Once a Fleet Admiral and now a Midshipman...When was the Court Marshall?
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    πŸ“ Graupner Neptun
    2 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Scale 1:87 HO Graupner Neptun older kit but not of any specific ship, just a generic coastal freighter with or w/o cranes.

    Inside is a Graupner 350 motor geared 3:1; speed control; using one 7.2v 2400 NiMH

    Found a post of some else’s work.

    https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Modellers/Mark_Wilkes/nept...
    https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Modellers/Mark_Wilkes/neptun.htm
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    πŸ“ Neptun
    2 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Was given this as a hull which had been started 25 yrs ago, along with some superstructure parts. Without other materials to finish it off, I gave it what I could find and here is where it is today.

    Motor is 340 Graupner geared 3:1 & 7.2v 2400 NiMH

    Can not provide any specific sailing details until it has been in the pond which could be awhile...se my front and back yard!

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    πŸ“ What type of antenna is this?
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    http://coastradio.intco.biz/uk/gkr/history.htm

    Very interesting.
    http://coastradio.intco.biz/uk/gkr/history.htm
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    πŸ“ (Working Vessel) Progress J-502
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Billing Boats kit, Progress J-502 vacuum formed hull, deck and cabin. Wheel house is very thin wood 2 ply. The kit was missing styrene strips, but the deck fittings were included. All brass rods, mahogany strips, rigging was in the kit.
    Added furniture in wheelhouse, navigation lights, windows, and railings and other details not found in the kit. Fun little boat to make and research. (7/10)

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    πŸ“ What type of antenna is this?
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Thank you, I shall research this fishfone and look for pictures too.
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    πŸ“ What type of antenna is this?
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    I put the beads on the wire to not catch it when removing the cabin. I was afraid of snagging it. The beads are clearly seen in my bifocals πŸ€“

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    πŸ“ What type of antenna is this?
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    The antenna upper right in picture. What year of a boat would you find this on? Is it appropriate for my model?

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    πŸ“ J-502 progressing along
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    I have researched North Sea trawlers of several countries but have found that match the Billing Boat Progress Junior J-502

    There are similarities from which I took to add more details, but if anyone could provide more please tell me. What fishing gear is needed for this boat set-up?

    Some photos are of other models, and some are actual fishing boats.

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    πŸ“ J-502 progressing along
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    This project is nearing completion with just some rigging left to be done.

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    πŸ“ J-502
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Billing Boats Junior Trawler J-502 meant to be a static display but is Rc ready.

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    πŸ“ Billing’s Boat J-502-Progress
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Small boats have less access below the deck. I might use a flat battery pack instead of the quad shown here. The model tested well in the laundry tub under power. Much left to do yet, glad the electronics work. A mini rudder servo is being added.

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    πŸ’¬ Ionia
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    I agree with donnieboy, very nice! Here in Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Our ponds are frozen.
    Did I miss an earlier post? Would like to see close up photos of your work.
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