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    Yorkshire Man Tug
    Yorkshire Man tug kit by Model Slipway, one of two tugs sent to the Falklands, sister ship Irishman. Powered by two belt driven motors, two 12v -7 amp batteries, spectrum radio DX6i, motors on individual sticks. Peter (Rooky)
    Carla (Neptune)
    Krick kit of the motor yacht Neptune, re-named Carla.
    Pilot Boat
    Old Lesro kit from the 60's, of a Pilot boat seen around many harbours, nostalgia at it's best. Powered by inrunner brushless motor with water cooling, was never meant to go this fast.
    Grimmershorn
    Krick kit of Grimmershorn. The Motor vessel 'Grimmershorn' was built in 1956/57 by Hansa Stahl und Schiffbau GmbH at Koln-Deutz for the Waterways and Shipping Administration at Cuxhaven. Her Daimler-Benz four stroke diesel engine had an output of 500hp. permitting a speed of 11.5 knots.
    Wavemaster 25
    V.M.B.C. Wooden kit originally designed by L.J.Rowell
    Irishman Tug
    Model slipway Yorkshireman tug built as sister tug Irishman.
    Sir Kay (Caldercraft Kit)
    One of the round table class minesweepers.
    Recent Posts
    πŸ’¬ Re: MORE SMOKER STUFF
    14 hours ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    That's a really effective smoke & water system jb, only trouble is, a need to go for a P** now.....😁
    (trickling water does it)


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    πŸ’¬ Re: More superstructure details
    14 hours ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    If your like me Cash, I love all the little detail work on grey boats! I know there's more to break off when sailing, but the detail makes the craft more like the real one, and that's what we all strive for, you are doing a brilliant job,keep it up, figuratively speaking!πŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Main Deck!
    15 hours ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    WoW! Ed, it's coming together quick, looks lovely and smooth, green putty is very good, use it myself regularly, sands just like woodπŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Texaco tanker (North Dakota)
    2 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Yeh! Marky, I remember that, I think the saying from Esso was, 'put a tiger in your tank', and all they gave you was the TAIL!😠

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Modified Figures.
    3 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Have you ever tried a hot melt glue gun Colin? you have to work quite quickly, as the glue goes off fast!
    but joints are sealed, and you can carve/sand off the excess.😐

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Acrylic Rudders, Oh My!
    4 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    What a naff idea for making a rudder, totally agree with you Ed, wait for the brass one's, then send the acrylic rubbish back to the Dutch😁

    Cheers, Pete

    btw, looking good so farπŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: My Collection...
    5 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Nice collection Colin, you have some rare boats there,
    but a lovely variation of craft, full marks!

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Modified Figures.
    5 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Martin, not sure myself, but 'O' gauge is
    7 mm to 1 ft –
    6.35 mm to 1 ft
    Scale ratio various: 1:48 to 1:43.5
    if that makes any sense to you!😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Exhaust Smoker
    5 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    What a fabulous effect for a boat, the mind boggles
    how you and jb, managed to fulfill the idea, just pure
    talentπŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete

    btw Video is excellent, even in the rain!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painted superstructure
    5 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Looks totally different, now there's a coat of paint on.

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Old times
    5 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Sure, remembered the diver, we were easily pleased them days Red, not so the kids of today.πŸ€”

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Re-purposing an old Hull.
    5 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Wish you were around in my school days Colin, would have loved to get into the hobby years earlier than I did, all my school chums, were into football, but not me.😐

    Cheers Pete
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    πŸ“ Modified Figures.
    5 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    You've done a crackin job there Martin, think I might have a go myself, what anesthetic do I need?😐


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Modified Figures.
    5 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Amazing Martin, was just going to let you know about this set, has a load of extras with it, but of course you know that, good value for what's in the box.😐

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Modified Figures.
    5 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Hey! Martin, I think your getting there, so far looks good, very impressed...πŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Modified Figures.
    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Be prepared to go back in time Marky, just found these Swoppets on Ebay..... a time warp!

    Cheers, Pete
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Large-Quantity-Britains-Herald-1-32-Scale-AWI-Swoppet-Bodies-Parts/174082579388?hash=item2888215
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    πŸ“ Aeronaut Pilot Boat
    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    That's a very tasty looking boat Ron, a chap at our club has one, but not as nice as yours, very professional jobπŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete

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    πŸ“ Old times
    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Definitely remember these Martin, I think they came free in cornflakes, and in a range of colours, of course you had to get all the full range of colours, the swap them at school....Happy Days.πŸ˜€

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    πŸ“ Modified Figures.
    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Martin found these on Ebay some weeks ago, and ordered a set, took about 3 weeks to come, but the are OK, says 1/40, but they are more like 1/48.
    There are some military figures on the market, that have variable body parts!😁 in 1/48 & 1/32.😐
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-40-Layout-Workman-Action-Figure...
    Cheers, Pete
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-40-Layout-Workman-Action-Figure-Model-Toy-Figurine-for-Scene-Building-DIY/253863194521?ssPageNam
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    πŸ“ Modified Figures.
    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    I had some crew on my Yorkshireman, in relaxed poses, but Doug told me to get them of their B***'s!
    difficult to do, when you can't get figures in working poses.😐


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Modified Figures.
    7 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    What's he supposed to be doing Martin?😐

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Superstructure, or my love/hate affair with plastic
    7 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    What kit is this PT15 Cash? like the idea of moulded superstructure in clear plastic, will make the windows easier to mask, then paint.😐

    Cheers, Pete

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Piscataqua river gundalow
    7 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    I also use Revell plastic putty Doug, but have you ever tried Squadron Green or white putty/filler? a little expensive, but easy to use.😐

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: And now for something different!
    8 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    A great LED tester Ed, bought one myself from Components Shop, works a treat!πŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete

    treat
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Gun, Decks and Capping Strips
    9 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Like the idea of using the rails Doug, as supply for the bow and masts lightsπŸ‘


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Gun, Decks and Capping Strips
    9 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    It's much easier to thread the stanchions after they have been fixed Steve, if you use brass wire, or as Doug suggested, piano wire, I am sure you will not have any problems threading through the fixed stanchions.😐


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Trimming the Deck!
    9 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Looking Good Ed, dis you have any problem with the deck on your Jersey City Tug?😐


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    9 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Congratulations Lt Comm Nerys, that certainly didn't take long, you'll be up to Admiral before long!😐

    Cheers, Peter
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    πŸ“ I've not died.
    9 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Welcome back to the site Colin, not a pleasant thing problems with the eyes, I had Iritis some years ago,
    sounds similar to what you have just experienced,
    now having problems with glaucoma, and hoping I won't be losing my driving license.☹️

    Cheers, Peter
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Gun, Decks and Capping Strips
    9 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Very crisp detail photo's, but it shows a bit of rush building Cormorant, the top rail on the stanchions looks a little bent, same thing with my Sir Kay, so replaced the kit rail with 0.03 brass wire, and no kinks!😐

    Cheers, Peter
    btw Enjoy your holiday and don't forget the rock!😁
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