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    The hull was saved from a skip at Burbberys in Castleford by a friend the table and chairs come out of the front cabin when she sails and two 6volt batteries are sloted in the boiler is an old saxa salt tub with a sterident tube for a funnel this hides the speed controler etc (Motor: 555) (ESC: mtronics 15amp) (10/10)
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    πŸ“ a dream project
    20 days ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    You could use 144 fittings not that much difference
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    πŸ“ Icebreaker build materials
    1 month ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    have you tried slec in your browser
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    πŸ“ Arlington Court (North Devon)
    2 months ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Several years ago my brother lived in Bideford and sailed on a lake at Ilfracombe also one close to Bideford went with him once but as I have never lived that way I have no idea where it was will ask him when he comes home from holiday
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    πŸ“ 1/24 scale Vosper RTTL with a wooden hull
    4 months ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Colin Mc D's our way have started using stirrer sticks that have wavy sides so can not match them up
    some B&Q's will sell you a box of 5000 for a Β£5-00p
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    πŸ“ 1/24 scale Vosper RTTL with a wooden hull
    4 months ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Phil As you said earlier you may have a leak on the prop tube if you do take all the paint of you will be able to sort it out from both sides
    Brian
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    πŸ“ 1/24 scale Vosper RTTL with a wooden hull
    5 months ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I recycled one of these all the rope boxes at the front had been ground off full of runs in the paint work it was a retirement present from his wife for a chap who did three tours on one when he was in the RAF the colours are the colours they were painted if the paint is flaking is it all over or just one place so could be rubbed down and repainted a picture might help. If you put the RAF roundel on the bow do not put the one with the yellow outer as these were rescue launches only
    He said that there were rails along the sides and standing orders said they were not to be removed but they took them off and they fitted behind the rails on the side of the cabin they had a way of letting the boats know if any senior officer was around and would do a highspeed test out to sea fit the rails back then come in as he said it was hard handling a target along side with the railings in place
    There is a book "sailor's of the RAF" you will need to get it from a library it shows several different views of the launches
    hope this helps Brian
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    πŸ“ Boat Build Help
    8 months ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Years ago we had a chap who joined the club I was a member of at the time he came to the lake with a fire boat no paint but with an ic engine. We were not allowed to run ic someone gave him a motor that was big enough to run it In the spirit of the club someone sticks a transmitter in his hand so he can have a go as some members would bring more than one model but he refuses the offer.
    Turns up the following week with a coat of white paint all over, looked as though he had poured it out of the tin and spread it with a yard brush and a 540 type motor which after two or three minutes starts to slow down so he brings it in.
    one of the members picks it up lifted the top off touched the motor and burnt his fingers and asks where the motor from last week is; answer I thought I would try this one to see how it went.
    Following week same boat same motor 540 only held in by two two inch wood screws tell him as the motor is loose ( flapping up and down as the screws are not tight) it will rattle and pull off the universal coupling well if I tighten them up the screws will stick through the bottom of the boat someone offered him some shorter ones but no he puts the boat on the water off jumps the coupling six foot from the bank some members go to get the rowing boat to get it he keeps shouting it’s getting lower in the water when its lifted out he had took the pipe off from the water pickup for the ic motor which had been connected to the water outlet the week before.
    Turns up the next week with a new glass fiber hull with holes drilled in it for the twin motors and rudders puts it in the water starts, getting some bricks off the side of the lake and puts them in the hull.
    When asked what he was doing "I am ballasting it down to the water line" then takes the brick and stones out all wet by this time and asks how much does a brick weigh?
    One member said well a dry brick weighs x but that one is wet been on the side of the lake for over fifty years take it home and weigh it "carnt do that we only have bathroom scales at home" it is explained to him that he would have to take off the weight of any battery, motor superstructure etc.
    Following week turns up with a toy jet ski when told it will not work with the other boats being on the water but we will come off so he can have a go with it he could not wait.
    Puts it on six foot out it stops gets the transmitter throws it on the floor shouting I have had no help whatsoever from this club yet two members had been to his house each week for around six weeks helping him to pick a set of plans from the club library working out what wood he needed offered to take him to the model shop which would have been the following week.
    The member who was taking him to the model shop just said You know you can only help someone who wants to be helped
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    πŸ“ Adhesive's
    8 months ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank You ToraDog
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    πŸ“ Vic Smead? Vosper RAF RTTL 2754 Restoration
    8 months ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I refurbished a model from someone who had one as we were asked as a club ( so I got the task ) to build one for a chap who lived local for his retirement as he had done several tours of duty on the RTTL boats We were only given a couple of months notice the chap lent us a book called Sailors of The RAF it had several different types of boats in it
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    8 months ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    looking for a glue to stick resin window frames to the main cabin of a Tyne class lifeboat which is plasticard styrene sheet thank you
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    πŸ“ Vic Smead or Smeed?
    9 months ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    tony 29h I built guardsman as my second model along time ago but decided to double it in size I made her so the whole deck comes off it is then held in position by the by the vent pipes which are 1/2" water pipe she is powered by a Volvo car aerial motor she is at present under going her first refit after 30 years. Brian
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    πŸ“ Boat Build Help
    9 months ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Like I was told when I started you have a scale model but you do not sail on scale waves or scale wind even on a pond
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    πŸ“ Scrambling Net, 1/24 scale.
    9 months ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I asked my daughter to look for a pair of fishnet tights with square holes worked out just right sized holes she said they do different sizes come in and have a look but I refused besides doing my two rescue launches out of one leg a friend had the other for his fire boat . Another friend was looking for fishing nets for his drifter by himself was getting sniggers from the girl shop assistants until his wife walked in and explained what he was doing they then came over to help he said he did not know that there was so many colours and all the different patens so just take the wife in the shop with you
    hope this helps. Brian🀞
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    πŸ“ stringers
    12 months ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    If you are using 1/4" square ones I usually soak them in boiling water and then clamp them in position to dry.
    On some models where they say 1/4" balsa I have used two pieces of 1/8" there by laminating them hope this is of some help
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    πŸ“ Arduino and model boats - zero to hero the easy way!!
    1 year ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    yes please have seen people use them but need more info as all I have had when asking is you should try them if you don't know what they are how can you try them Brian
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    πŸ“ battery drill motor
    1 year ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    We had a chap come up to us at a show with an arm full of battery drills he said most had not done more than half a days work broke the gear box on most of them we found the motors were great in models and did not draw more than a normal 540 several of us used the chuck put a wooden handle on the spindle behind the chuck gives you a small hand drill for small drill bits
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    πŸ“ old wood model can the thing be saved?
    2 years ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I would think if you soak it with linseed oil you will not get glue to stick can you not just glue the bits back
    I know that old plywood from years ago would come apart as the glue dried out some even had woodworm holes in from the trees hope this helps Brian
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    πŸ“ Scratch Build
    2 years ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    For a first time scratch build I would not recommend a James Pottinger plan
    As you say some of the parts are at different angles this could be so they can fit them on the a size of paper that when folded it will fit into a magazine as I believe this was a free plan a few years ago I will have a look and see if I have it in my plans folder if I have I will come back to you Yours Scout
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    πŸ“ Pond Weed
    2 years ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    try dyofix lake shadow it's a concentrated food dye will not harm anything living in the pond except the weed we contacted one of the weed clearance company's would have cost Β£1000 just for them to come and look they told us to use it as most of the large golf clubs do
    if you look on their website there is a calculator to tell you how much to put in but I think you can only buy it by the kilo if you get any on cloths it will wash out as I have done it several times

    lake shadow
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    πŸ“ Can anyone help please?
    2 years ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Have you got the + and - wires the right way round on the battery or is the motor to powerful for the speed controller
    I put a fuse in the positive wire and it has saved several controller when connecting the wires the wrong way round on the battery hope this is of some help

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    πŸ“ Finding a supplier of 2.00mm 2.5mm Ply
    2 years ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Have you tried SLEC at www.slecuk.com they do ply from 0.4mm to 12mm hope this helps yours Brian
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    πŸ“ Propshaft Lubrication
    3 years ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have always used wheel bearing grease. I have a brass tube fitted to the prop shaft which is the same diameter as a grease nipple so slides into the grease gun Yours Brian

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    πŸ“ Pretend deck planking
    3 years ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    McDonald's have changed the shape of their stirrers all wavy sides

    I have seen a deck with the planks held down with drawing pins to make the gap between them. This was into a wooden sub structure then the gaps between the planks filed with black bumper body filler Scout

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    πŸ“ Anybody from Peterborough MBC here?
    3 years ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Give Ron Deans a ring he may know
    number is 01773 244166 hope this helps Yours Scout

    deans
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    πŸ“ just need cable (wire)...
    3 years ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Have you tried a scrap yard, or anyone who is striping a car for grass track racing plenty of colours and thick or thin wire
    Brian
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    πŸ“ Sadolin
    3 years ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have used Danish oil with no problems
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    πŸ“ 54" long Cervia tug.
    3 years ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have the same hull I made it as Ten Cents the cartoon character from the children's programme Tugs a friend gave me a hand to make the prop on his lathe was going to power it with a car radiator motor but lent it to a friend to try in his boat and never saw it again and use a car battery for power as well as ballast I now have spine problems so can't see it getting on the water any time soon

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    πŸ“ Fire boat
    4 years ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    talking about the real boat as I don't want to do a planked deck if the real one was not planked same with hull was it diagonal planked or alloy Yours Scout

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    πŸ“ Fire boat
    4 years ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    can anyone please tell me what the hull was made from and was the deck planked or just flat Yours Scout

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    πŸ“ FIREFLOAT RTTL
    4 years ago by scout13 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Just put slec in your search bar and the site will come
    Please don't use all capitals as some class it as shouting just though I would mention it before someone gets angry Yours Scout
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