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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Some Stays In
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    School shop? Or Industrial area?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Tinkering
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    I make wind movement things to put up on my back fence. Like a Dutch Windmill, a sailing dory, an airplane, some plastic models, and my latest a Chinook Helicopter.

    Donโ€™t know if I will be able to continue this as I may have houses beyond the fence in a years time.

    ๐Ÿ“ Heatsink Fins
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Hear again you guys, and you know who you are, this topic was a simple discussion about using heat fins on an electric motor and if has gotten off the rails.

    I heard what I wanted, now letโ€™s go on to another topic please and thank you. Some of us must be diagnosed with โ€œCabin Feverโ€ ๐Ÿง!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: MAST HOOP MOLDING
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    I know you guys are going for authenticity and Iโ€™m all for that donโ€™t get me wrong. When building the schooner in 2022, Gary Webb advised me to use abs water pipe. It cuts verily easily and it works well.

    ๐Ÿ“ Heatsink Fins
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Do Heatsink Fins work to cool an electric brushed motor? I rarely see them on anyoneโ€™s models.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: USS Fletcer, 1942
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Isnโ€™t that crewmsn a bit out of scale? ๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ“ Using gears to match speeds
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Alexandro

    Your education posting doesnโ€™t fit with โ€ฆgears to match speedsโ€ฆ how about removing it and begin a new topic. Say โ€œwhat is the educational path in your area of the planet ?โ€

    I am a retired teacher and in our faculty of education course on the philosophy of education there are many varieties that have been developed over the years.

    But, this topic doesnโ€™t fit under the forum topic of โ€œUsing gears to match speedโ€

    My opinion

    ๐Ÿ“ Crew, People, and Detailed Interiors
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    ChrisF
    I see you have some of the Happy Family characters too. They are posable most of the time, but Iโ€™ve seen ones where the knees do not bend.

    ๐Ÿ“ Crew, People, and Detailed Interiors
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    I use Hasbro Happy Family figures in the Lobster Yacht.

    The J-502 are 1/72 figures.

    On Vosper the crew and โ€œmilitary passengersโ€ are 1/35 figures.

    The Ville Class Tugboats are figures found at second hand stores that were 6โ€ tall, Friendly Family and Military G.I.Joe type with carved off military garb.

    The figures riding on board the St.Pierre Dory are Hasbro Friendly Family figures which the male figures are 6โ€ or a 6โ€™ tall person.

    ๐Ÿ“ Best sail material for yachts ?
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Royc

    Do you run a cord inside your sails but not along the Leech?

    ๐Ÿ“ As Requested for AlessandroSPQR Thesis
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Just for the record, I bought the Midwest Lobster Yacht premade by DonnieBoy, Don has been my mentor for all things rc and building materials, motors, gears, learning how to use fibreglass cloth, and much more. Great guy!

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    ๐Ÿ“ As Requested for AlessandroSPQR Thesis
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    You need to know if geared or direct drive?

    If geared, since most of these were given to me second hand the gear ratio is not known on all of them.

    ๐Ÿ“ As Requested for AlessandroSPQR Thesis
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Let's hope I have all this correct.

    J-502
    WEIGHT 0.6350293KG
    LENGTH 38.1CM
    PROP 2 BLADED NYLON 25MM

    MIDWEST LOBSTER YACHT
    WEIGHT 2.72155KG
    LENGTH 76.2CM
    PROP 3 BLADED NYLON 42MM

    VILLE CLASS TUGBOAT
    WEIGHT 3.53802KG
    LENGTH 76.2 CM
    PROP 4 BLADED BRASS 45MM

    MISS KATHERINE TUGBOAT
    WEIGHT 1.54221KG
    LENGTH 58.42CM
    PROP 3 BLADED BRASS 40MM

    ST.PIERRE DORY
    WEIGHT 1.632932KG
    LENGTH 63.5CM
    PROP 2 BLADED NYLON 28MM

    VOSPER MTB
    WEIGHT 1.451495KG
    LENGTH 63.5CM
    PROP 3 BLADED NYLON 25MM

    ๐Ÿ“ Using gears to match speeds
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    More interesting items from the list.



    https://matthewsmodelmarine.wordpress.com/2022/09/20/my-free-models-on-grabcad/
    ๐Ÿ“ Using gears to match speeds
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Here is an excellent source that should be saved in your files for future reference.



    https://matthewsmodelmarine.wordpress.com/writings/all-geared-up/
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Victory
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    These cut-aways are interesting, I believe there is one in the Ontario Art Gallery model ship collection.

    ๐Ÿ“ Proportions between ship size and propeller diameter
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Working Vessel) Villa Class Tugboat
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Two short clips and one of the real Beamsville going out to make a rescue, in Tofino, B.C.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Working Vessel) Villa Class Tugboat
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Miss Katherine is not a Ville

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Keel
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Be sure to use fibreglass cloth on your box parts before gluing them together.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Clinker built sailing dinghy
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    I have been in touch with Peter Wallis from the UK who has built and sails the Adamcraft 18โ€ sailing dingy in Frensham Pond.

    He wrote a email about his adventures including the sinking of the swamped open cockpit design. He says โ€œI quickly came to the conclusion that trying to sail an open dinghy 18" overall length was never going to be a success . Almost immediately I recalled Sir Earnest Shackleton's dinghy the 'James Cairn' that he sailed some 800 miles in the Southern Antarctic that the ships carpenter had made and fitted a canopy to prevent them being swamped . An excellent idea and one that I thought would solve my problem.โ€

    Peter says, โ€œ I made the canopy that is a snug fit around the coaming and have to say there have been no capsizes since.โ€

    He gave me permission to post these pictures of his model.

    Do any of you know Peter?

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Clinker built sailing dinghy
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    I found a discussion about this model at model boat mayhem.

    Reading through the various posts, the original design is 18โ€ but there is a 23โ€ version out there too. One person commented that it took him a long time to get it to sail well, so be prepared to โ€œlearnโ€ how to sail it well.

    It appears from the video that more weight is required in the stern to bring the bow up, the dingy is sails with its bow down, isnโ€™t there is a nautical term for this somewhere?

    Further reading discusses this sailing dingy is being built and sailed in various European sites. Maybe further research will turn up something interesting.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Clinker built sailing dinghy
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    I agree with making these larger. The video clip of these reminds me of the Footy class which at least for me was very finicky which is why I sold mine.

    My shortest sailboats are 24 & 25 inch. By the way, the stocky looking one on the work bench sails best using a DF65 mast and sail. It didnโ€™t sail well with the gaff rig.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Still at this planking larkโ€ฆ
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    I go through a bunch of masking tape when planking certain sections. It works well.

    Have you tried various sized alligator clamps?

    Steaming with the iron over a round form is a good idea.

    When making curved propeller blades, we use to form the moist wood over a jar then tape it till try. This gave us the desired result needed, though we were working with C grain balsa and not planking a vessel.

    ๐Ÿ“ Sloop Emma
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Only paper sails for now but just had to test the rc systems along with a fan blowing gently across the room.

    Tried several different โ€œ sailing โ€œ attitudes and adjusted the sails accordingly. The main works well and is very responsive, the jib being paper is not as responsive but I am sure the cloth one will respond better. All in all I was pleased.

    No bear skipper yet just a substitute skipper from the yacht club.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Scratchbuilt Esso Deutschland 1:150
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Hats Off to a fine scratch built hull!!! So glad to see someone who has skillfully built a hull entirely from wood. No plastic moulding here, only finely tooled workmanship.

    ๐Ÿ“ Sloop Emma
    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Golf clubs were being stored for the winter in the shop area as we needed access to them for a 40% discount on grips this month.

    Both my wife and I enjoy the game. We walk the course, it is good exercise, and recommended for seniors. It promotes agility, balance, flexibility and endurance says our physiotherapist who also plays golf.

    We are mini members of a nice course and the membership is only $180 per year which gives us half price greens fees. Others will pay $32 while the two of us can play it $32 for the two of us.

    We have played golf coast to-coast inCanada, some US states, Ireland, and UK, and looking forward to playing in Scotland.

    All the grandsons play as do our grown son and daughter, only a daughter-in-law doesnโ€™t.

    Maybe itโ€™s expensive in your area, but I donโ€™t buy my model kits. I buy my Radio transmitters used and play often with found golf balls.

    Did I say, we also bike together but those arenโ€™t in the workshop ๐Ÿ˜.

    ๐Ÿ“ Sloop Emma
    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Next, The Sails!

    ๐Ÿ“ Sloop Emma
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Hull is painted and once the paint hardens it will get several coats of gloss clear on the hull and semi-gloss on the deck and cabin.

    The sails will be cotton poplin in a pale blue the same as my schoonerโ€™s sails.

    ๐Ÿ“ Sloop Emma
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Interior of the hull is fully painted and the deck has been glued in place.



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