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Registered
14th Feb 2009
Last Online
17th Feb 2019
Rookysailor

Member Stats
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Member No. 533
Registered 14th Feb 2009
Last Online 17th Feb 2019
City OLDHAM
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 118
Photos Posted 21
Likes Received 77
Likes Given 63
136 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Bury Metro Marine Modelling Society
Since: 14th Jan 2013
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Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
19 points away from Captain!
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Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 65
Forum Post 2 236
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 3
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 42
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 63
Received Likes 2 154
581 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Rigging by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 12 days ago
Any haberdashery shop will stock 'shirring elastic', perfect for rigging and it comes in brown,black,grey, white etc.👍 Peter

Good buy from Lidl by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 13 days ago
Hi Marky, Have you managed to source the adhesive sandpaper discs the machine uses? I have not enquired at Lidl yet, but will next time I am there. cheers Peter🤔

Good buy from Lidl by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 14 days ago
Managed to get one of these sanders from Lidl on Sunday, all for less than £30😊 Thanks for the info Robbob, totally agree that it is a good buy for the money, 👍just got to get a wooden boat to try it out. cheers Peter

internet sales by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Totally agree with all points mentioned👍, another way is to make a note of the things you need, now and in the future i.e. glue, fittings,paint etc, and then visit the model boat shows advertised around the UK, some are close, others not, for me I like Doncaster show, Haydock and Blackpool, going to shows allows you to choose from various traders and cherry pick the bits you want, it works for me along with the internet for items wanted NOW! cheers Peter😊

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Steve, swallow your pride and treat yourself to some 1/96 WWII navy figures from Deans, I have six sets now ready for my HMS amethyst painted in navy whites, and some for the USS KIDD nearly finished. They are small and rather crudely cast, but with primer and paint they look OK on the bridge, as Doug says, better than a ghost ship😲, will post some piccy's of the crew when finished. cheers Peter😊 BTW Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year. by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Merry Christmas to you and your family Stephen, and thank you for a GREAT website. Seasons Greetings to all other members and their family's, and a special one for Doug and his partner for all he has done for me in the past year. Looking forward to 2019 and a new year full of boating.......👍 Cneers to All😊 Peter

Sea Queen Frames by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Hello Don, Cannot understand as to why you could not fined the plans for the Sea Queen on Ebay, here is the direct link..... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEA-QUEEN-VINTAGE-MODEL-BOAT-PLAN... Hope you get them OK👍 Cheers Peter😊

New bits by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Steve, The lipo situation is I always use HobbyKing https://hobbyking.com/en_us/new-items.html?___store=en_us, a good choice and very fast delivery, regarding prop and size, on my huntsman I use a three bladed prop in brass 30mm M4, and silicon wires, loads of places but I always use The Component Shop https://www.componentshop.co.uk/, hope this is of some use to you😉 cheers Peter

Smoke generator by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
If it's smoke you want, I think this might just be the best available, a bit pricey, but have a shufty at the video, and you will see what I mean👍 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC-Model-Boat-12-Volt-Smoke-Gener... Peter😉

My other hobby by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Hellmut, You are a very lucky chap to have experienced all the flying you have done, and in such beautiful places. With a UK ppl, (private pilots license), you cannot fly at night until you have passed a 'night rating', which I never got to🤔 cheers, Peter😎

My other hobby by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
So einfach, wegzukommen Doug.😲

My other hobby by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Rubbish steering,Rubbish braking, no comfort...but boy could it pull the girls, of course, no good when the wife is in the passenger seat😆

My other hobby by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Yeah! Doug, I think about it now and wished I had continued. In 1979 my wife (at that time my fiance) and I, went to Doncaster light aviation club to see a Piper Cherokee that was for sale.(very cheap), when I saw it, I realised why the price was so low....all the interior had been fitted out in.............PINK FUR!!!! it was Cr**. Then a friend of mine asked if I wanted a 1/4 share in a Grumman Traveller stored at Barton in Manchester, it sounded good, but only getting the aircraft on days the other's didn't want was not good with me, so I bought an E type, with kept me amused for a while😊 Cheers Peter

My other hobby by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Greetings Hellmut1956. Missed my PPL by two hours in 1978. Was asked by the service engineer name Bob at Blackpool Aerodrome if I fancied having a lesson two or three times a week, as he wanted to teach but needed to collect the hours required. I had a band at Pontins holiday camp, and Bob used to come in the bar nearly every night, and asked If I liked the idea of learning to fly👍 The question was 'How much', no charge just sign my teaching sheet, so 30hrs in a Cessna 150, very nice , but the season ended Oct 30th 1978, and I needed two more hours, but without an aircraft! why bother..... Wished I could have had a video recorder to keep the memories. Peter😊

36" Thames River Police Launch by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Rob, Is there a date when the kit will be available? and have you an idea of what the price will be.....😲 cheers, Peter

Search light by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Correct Rob, the Peter Jones you mention, is the guy from the Dragons Den on BBC, also if you click on the link from Doug, it takes you to a page, you can subscribe to the NEW! Maplins and get 10% of your first order, of course, that is when they start trading. Peter😉

Search light by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi, You mention getting your lenses and the LED from Maplins, I thought Maplins had closed their business, all the Maplins in the Manchester area are now closed, which area Maplins did you use? Peter

just need cable (wire)... by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Martin, Just put an order in with component-shop for one metre of each colour 12sg silicon cable, Red,Blue,Black & White, cost £6.00 + p&p no problem with paypal, I am not aware that they have a minimum payment rule, but I always get more than I need, as it saves on p&p, and it doesn't eat much!👌 Peter

just need cable (wire)... by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Martin, you will definitely get the thickness of wire from Ian at the component shop, depending on what you want to use it for, depends on the gauge needed, I use 12g for my lipo's, but check here, and/or give them a call, the are very helpful. https://www.componentshop.co.uk/cable/silicon-cables.html regards, Peter

Help required on Boat i.d. by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Here again Doug, hopefully with better pics. Could not get full photo length of hull, so two shots with the black cable as a center point, hope that makes sense?😁 There are two photo's showing the F/G foward s/structure and the upper s/structure, which looks like a funnel? Very hard to believe anyone would go to such trouble making a F/G hull and parts for a ship that was never launched. But it's possible😆 Thanks to everyone trying to find an answer. Peter

Help required on Boat i.d. by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Doug, will try and photograph a better set of pics of the profile and plans, hope this hull is not a fictitious idea of someone, seems strange no mention of it anywhere. goodnight Peter😤

Help required on Boat i.d. by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Apologies for not correcting the rotation of the pictures.....

Help required on Boat i.d. by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Doug, Hope these few photo's will help you i.d. the relevant corvette. cheers Peter👍

Help required on Boat i.d. by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Can anyone assist, been to the model boat show at Blackpool today, bought a hull and plan for what I thought could be an interesting build, only problem is when I googled the boat.....no feedback, the hull/plan and some superstructure is of a : M.P.C. 85 freelance general purpose corvette built by Vosper, if any help I can post a photo of the hull and superstructure. many thanks, Peter🤔

1-35 Scale Schenllboot By TeeJay by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Cheers Doug, would be great if there is an English version available, as one in German would have been OK some 20years ago, but my German is very iffy now, no-one to talk to ..everybody Ahh, it's so easy if you don't use it, you lose it, (old Chinese Proverb). schöne Grüße, Peter😊

1-35 Scale Schenllboot By TeeJay by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Thank you Colin for the recommendation of your machining Bible, will check online to see if available, and local library. cheers, Peter

1-35 Scale Schenllboot By TeeJay by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Will check on amazon Doug, for an idiots book on lathes😆, I'm sure there are real friends at the club, and I also count you in there, for the help you have been on so many builds. really appreciate the help Doug.😉 Peter BTW, I meant the dogs Bo---ks ie The Best👍

1-35 Scale Schenllboot By TeeJay by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Evenink Doug, Many thanks for the link, but no mention of a Proxxon, but googled that and found your FD 150/E, best price so far is £400.00 gbp. The major problem is I do not know one end of a lathe from the other😱, I do have friends with lathes who I could pester...but don't want to be a pest! any good books you can suggest, on learning the lathe😊. cheers Peter BTW, The proxxon lathe looks like the dogs ......😲

1-35 Scale Schenllboot By TeeJay by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi TeeJay, just a follow on from the question from Doug earlier, 'where did you get that great little lathe,? would be very interested for one for myself😉 cheers, Peter👍

Anchor drops by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Just found this on youtube, just goes to show, dropping anchor isn't always that simple😲. Very dangerous...those with a nervous disposition take care in watching!!!😆 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMytHt1D1go Peter