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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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ally Pally show Jan 2020
    23 hours ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Thankyou Ed, about the batteries, I thought I had charged them up enough before the show, only had my i-phone with me, and used a fair bit as sat-nav,
    as it's a bit of a sod to find, still, there's plenty more show this year, and will take extra batteries😐

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Ally Pally show Jan 2020
    1 day ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    These are the boats mentioned which didn't add to the original page?

    Pete
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    πŸ“ Ally Pally show Jan 2020
    1 day ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Just a short video of some of the boats at the show, camera battery let me down, but you might recognize a couple of the boats that were there.


    Cheers, Pete
    Ally Pally Model engineers show Jan 2020
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Torpedo Tube Compartment.
    3 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    WoW! there's a hellova lot of detail there Martin, but it's getting to look very tasty, can't wait for the next episode....πŸ˜‹


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aerokits 1962 34.5" RAF Crash Tender rebuild, including interior.
    3 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Ref: (15ft !? What takes so long Pete?)
    Don't forget Doug, mine is a bit bigger than your Sea Scout, when it's bigger, everything takes a little longer!!!πŸ€ͺwell nearly everything, and I like to build the speed up, as you never know what's in front of you, on the lake.😁

    btw, Helmsman is over 6ft and of slim build..

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Starting to look the Part
    3 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Looking really good now, love all the little scale bits,
    makes it come to life, seriously thinking of buying one now.πŸ‘


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aerokits 1962 34.5" RAF Crash Tender rebuild, including interior.
    4 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    I also have a 1/12 Firboat Ed, not quite as old as yours, mines only 50 years old, bought in 1970 using a merco 60 twin plug ic engine, then later converted to brushed motor, but now has a 2700kv inrunner brushless, with a Turnigy 120 amp ESC, and a 4 cell 5000mah 14.8v battery, not as nice looking as RobBob's boat, but she certainly gets on the plane quick, in less than 15ft, will post some video of her on the water next week.
    Good luck with your project, I'm sure you will do a lovely build comparing to your lobster boat.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Home made F-14 Controller Switch!
    7 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Your in luck Doug, you can catch up with UH as they are doing some shows in Germany.😝

    https://www.viagogo.co.uk/Concert-Tickets/Hard-Rock-Metal/Ur...


    Cheers, Pete
    https://www.viagogo.co.uk/Concert-Tickets/Hard-Rock-Metal/Uriah-Heep-Tickets?AffiliateID=49&P
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Forward Torpedo Tube Compartment.
    8 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Know the problem your having with spraying white paint Martin, what paint are you using? for small jobs I use Vallejo paints, but if it's a lot of area to paint, I use halfords rattle can with masking what I don't want white, no problem with coverage, one coat of acrylic primer then one coat of appliance white, job done.😊

    btw. lovin your build log, and love all the little extras you are addingπŸ‘


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: F-14 Delema!
    8 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Sorry to hear of your mail order problems Ed, this is what happens when we loose our model shops,and have to rely on some other person getting it right. I'm having a problem with Component shop at the moment, will let you know more later.😐

    Cheers, Peter
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    πŸ“ twin propeller setup
    10 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    If cost is not an option, then there is nothing better
    than a P94 from action electronics, just check out the link below, you will never use anything else again for twin prop boats.πŸ‘
    Cheers, Pete

    https://www.componentshop.co.uk/p94-dual-esc-and-mixer-2-x-2...
    https://www.componentshop.co.uk/p94-dual-esc-and-mixer-2-x-20-amps.html
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    πŸ“ From Canada to Cornwall
    11 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Agree with you Ron, an auto box would be better as
    most of UK gear changes are extended H, but the other way round from yours ie:
    From neutral centre..
    1st gear - up and over to left
    2nd gear - straight down from 1st
    3rd gear - up and over to right
    4th gear - straight down
    5th gear - up and over again to right
    Reverse gear is different on many cars, my Peugeot
    is push gear knob down whilst in neutral then pull down, my Citroen is Automatic,No Problems! hope this helps.😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ From Canada to Cornwall
    12 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Just for information Ron, yes, we drive on the left, but the steering wheel is on the right, the accelerator, clutch and brake are the same as yours, but the handbrake is nearly always on the left hand side, dead easy to adapt, I do it everytime I go to Europe on holidays.πŸ€—
    btw, we sail our boats on the left too!
    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Japanese Yamoto class Battleship
    13 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Dom, is this a model of the YAMATO from plastic kit company Nichimo? I believe they made one some years ago in 1/200 scale, but is now quite rare, and if you do find one for sale, a bit pricey, still it looks good on the water.😊

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    πŸ“ Miss Katherine Tugboat seen in boatyard, Mahone Bay, N.S. Canada
    14 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    You have just about covered it all Doug, only problem I can see, is the one I have trouble with, and that is how do you get a inkjet of laser printer, to print White ink?
    You can buy white decal sheet, then print an outline
    of text, but you will still need to cut out what you need, there is no easy way to get print whit text or numbers.πŸ‘Ž


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Torpedoes
    17 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Nice torpedoes Martin, now where in the little beggers do you put the electric motors!πŸ˜†
    Trumpeter make lovely kits, I'm sure this one will keep you happy for a couple of months, look forward to the build log.πŸ‘

    Cheers, Peter
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    πŸ“ Battery sizing
    18 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    The picture is of BMMMS Club lake, BURY METRO MARINE MODELLING SOCIETY.
    The lake is at Clarence Park Lido, BURY, LANCS.
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    πŸ“ Battery sizing
    19 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Typing error rectified....thank you.😊
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    πŸ“ Battery sizing
    20 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    I have the very same boat but a 2700kv inrunner, with a 120A turnigy ESC, I nearly always use a
    3s 5000mah Turnigy lipo, I find this fast enough and gets on the plane within 10ft, have used a 2s lipo,
    if the lake is busy, but still goes like S***.😐

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Billing Paints!
    21 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Never heard of Billings paint before Ed, new to me,
    of course Humbrol is very well known by many modellers, but the major colours are enamel, not sure colours in the acrylic range, for the last few years I have been using VALLEJO paints, they are acrylic 17ml bottles, and the range is massive, every colour available, and the cover is great when using an airbrush, and good by paint brush.πŸ‘
    This is a link with just a sample of their colours,
    the full list is on a drop down.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vallejo-Model-Air-Airbrush-Paints...
    Cheers, Pete
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vallejo-Model-Air-Airbrush-Paints-Choose-From-Full-Range-Of-17ml-Acrylics-More/142695314464?_trkpa
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Jet powered ski boat
    22 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Have seen this boat run at our club in Bury, it sails fantasticπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ new year
    22 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Please pass on my deepest sympathies to your wife Red, very sad news at this particular time of year.😌

    Pete
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    πŸ“ new year
    23 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Add my best wishes too Rick.
    2020, May we all have the time to build, and the Health to sail🀞

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ Trumpeter 1:48 U-boat U-552
    25 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    You lucky boy Martin....a beautiful model kit, would be a shame to r/c it, looks much better as a static display sub, hope you will do a build log, would love to see that, as there's no way I can afford this kit!!!😐


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ 1/48 scale figures
    25 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    You can get this set on the link Doug has listed, but they are in the USA, I got this set from Ebay, and they are great for using as a base for naval figures, with just a bit of tweaking with filler and scalpel.😐
    btw, No cows in this set!
    Cheers, Pete

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TAMIYA-32547-WWII-German-Tank-Mai...
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TAMIYA-32547-WWII-German-Tank-Maintenance-Crew-Set-1-48-Military-Model-Kit/400857863840?ssPag
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Almost splash time!!
    27 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    What a cracking finish you have on the boat Cash,
    should look great out on the water, 1st classπŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Sad News!
    29 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Very sad to hear such news Ed, I must admit I quite fancied the F-14 myself, a couple of chaps at our club use them, and as yet no problems, at least not heard of any, they use them mainly for subs, as 2.4ghz does
    not work for subs.😐


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    πŸ’¬ Re: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    30 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Many thanks Ed, and the same to you and your Family.πŸŽ„


    Cheers, Pete
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    πŸ“ WEE NIP
    30 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Merry Christmas to you in Australia, my wish is that you have rain, and lot's of it, so sad to see what the wildfires are doing to your country and wildlife, tomorrow at morning service, I will pray for rain for you.✝

    And a Happy New year. Pete
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    πŸ“ Miss Katherine Tugboat seen in boatyard, Mahone Bay, N.S. Canada
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Great Ron, what a difference the paint makes, have you costed the build yet? I bet you couldn't get a kit
    for the outlay you have had, nor the fun!😁


    Cheers, Pete
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