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    SMS Komet
    Built from the Dean's Marine kit S Y Komet from 2009 to 2011 with added features such as brass props, lighting to hull, lower & upper decks, wheelhouse, navigation and mast searchlight, Steam Master smoke module, sound module from Model Sounds Inc. (klaxon, fog horn, twin triple expansion steam engines, 8mm machine gun and 37mm canon. Two machine gunners which rotate. If link below doesn't work just type in SMS Komet on YouTube. Should have posted this when I built it but it was my first build after retiring and new to everything. Lockdown has made me stop to record more. Some of you may have seen it at MB shows (who remembers them?) so we need more videos etc!
    Ollie "G"
    Based on the kit Ayton Cross by Mobile Marine and dedicated to my two grandsons. I have added a working winch for towing aft, two working radars off the mast , running/ navigation, towing , wheelhouse and deck lights. Raboesch 19x22 bow thruster and sound system from Component Shop representing twin deisels. The two main 15amp ESC's are Electronize (unfortunately out of business now). The hull is GRP with wooden superstructure.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finishing the Stern Handrails
    4 months ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Excellent work and great clarity on the photos.πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: SMS Komet
    4 months ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks, she is I think a little too low , should and probably will sometime re-engineer it to replace some of the LA batteries for lighter ones/alternatives but for now I'm driven by other projects. Like Boris.. we've got to get our Navy GREAT again!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: SMS Komet
    4 months ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks, only possible by being inspired by fellow modellers and still humbled by their detail ingenuity and know-how.
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    πŸ“ Promotion
    4 months ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Congratulations on your promotion Colin, Keep safe!😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: SMS Komet
    4 months ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks, it's surprising how you soon learn how little you know when you start these projects, it took me 3 weeks to make a lifeboat!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: SMS Komet
    4 months ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks, much praise indeed! It completely overcame me for the 3 years, I actually "believed" I was a sailor and had to resolve how to maintain and move about the ship.
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    πŸ“ SMS Komet
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    Built from the Dean's Marine kit S Y Komet from 2009 to 2011 with added features such as brass props, lighting to hull, lower & upper decks, wheelhouse, navigation and mast searchlight, Steam Master smoke module, sound module from Model Sounds Inc. (klaxon, fog horn, twin triple expansion steam engines, 8mm machine gun and 37mm canon. Two machine gunners which rotate. If link below doesn't work just type in SMS Komet on YouTube. Should have posted this when I built it but it was my first build after retiring and new to everything. Lockdown has made me stop to record more. Some of you may have seen it at MB shows (who remembers them?) so we need more videos etc!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Dauntless
    8 months ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Great looking boat, I shall have to build one myself. What did you find most challenging and what motors are in it?
    Any progress with the video?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ollie "G"
    2 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Doug, under the umbrella of not knowing much about electronics, I sourced a micro / nano 2 phase 4 wire stepper motor and a 5v driver complete with remote controller and reduced the 12v supply accordingly with a regulator. I then retrained to be a "micro surgeon" to wire it! Results are not as good as I had hoped as the lowest speed is jerkey and the lowest smooth speed is a little too fast but I'll live with it for now and put it down to experience. Maybe it could be smoother with a Arduino controller but I couldn't find any constructive advice at the time and wasn't prepared to invest the study time. I'm guessing electronics is your thing πŸ€” At least I learned something!😌

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    πŸ“ Ollie "G"
    2 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Based on the kit Ayton Cross by Mobile Marine and dedicated to my two grandsons. I have added a working winch for towing aft, two working radars off the mast , running/ navigation, towing , wheelhouse and deck lights. Raboesch 19x22 bow thruster and sound system from Component Shop representing twin deisels. The two main 15amp ESC's are Electronize (unfortunately out of business now). The hull is GRP with wooden superstructure.
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    πŸ“ rotating radars off mast
    3 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Some great ideas and many options! what I thought was "no hope" to "every hope" of resolving the problem. Need to start to make some decisions and looking forward to Dave's forthcoming thread with more details.πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ rotating radars off mast
    3 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Mark, the wire would be a solution if the scanner was on the mast centreline but it is off-set half way up and on a shelf so that it can rotate.
    The 6mm motors suggested by Trillium appear to be a possible solution fitted underneath the shelf.

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    πŸ“ rotating radars off mast
    3 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Dave, you've set me off on another adventure into the unknown but I think I'm learning....do I need the Arduino UNO controller and could I control two motors off it (it doesn't matter if the speed is the same ) .
    If I don't need the controller ,could you explain a bit more about using the POT (presumably a potentiometer?)

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    πŸ“ rotating radars off mast
    3 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Doug,the boat is the Ayton Cross Tug which has the scanner supported from a shelf projected from the main mast.the scale is 1:32. I'm thinking it's an impossible task but just maybe there's a nano motor somewhere waiting for the task!

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    πŸ“ rotating radars off mast
    3 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    About to build my mast which has two rotating radars at different levels. Any recommendations for the motors etc and links to purchase would be great!

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    πŸ“ Finishing
    4 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    πŸ˜‹great debate, painting and finishing is a nightmare for beginners which includes Me! πŸ€—
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    πŸ’¬ RAF RESCUE
    7 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI , have you some details of the petrol engine and where you got it..any problems? πŸ’­

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    πŸ’¬ Stardust
    8 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    πŸ’­ Hi Chiefpurser, Stardust looks really good, did you have problems with buoyancy, and how much does it weigh, how do you transport and launch such a big model?
    Looks a good pool, where do you sale?

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    πŸ’¬ The Three Brothers of Rye - fishing smack
    8 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Great video, well done.

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    πŸ’¬ Crewe MBC sunday sail 11th Nov 2012
    8 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Love the sound track! pity about the bluring but I guess that the wind had a part to play.....nice video

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    πŸ“ Bournville Model Power Boat Club
    9 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    πŸ‘ very good turnout and well organised. Excellent pier and lighthouses which added character to the lake. definitely attend again next year! I hope the boat that didn't get rescued by the lifeboat survived the ordeal!

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    πŸ“ glazing windows with solid water
    9 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Dave, it is a 2 part epoxy substance which creates a crystal clear solid Illusion of deep water manufactured by Deluxematerials.com.Takes a long time to set but is very effective. I thought it would look good for windows but it appears to be more trouble than its worth. it also dissolves Plastic magic glue so beware!

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    πŸ“ glazing windows with solid water
    9 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi, has anyone had any experience of using this material?. what Is the best way of sealing the Inner surface, does It have to be permanent or Is there a material that can be pealed away after the "water" has set that does not leave marks etc. the size of my windows are approx. 8mm sq In plastic card.

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    πŸ“ Mayhem at Wicksteed!
    9 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    😰 real busy weekend but would like to come if I can fit it in, any idea of starting/finishing times and events etc?
    safe harbour,
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