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    U.S.C.G. Waterways & Ports Patrol Boat
    Just finished this model. Bought it sometime ago at Coatbridge Model Exhibition It was just an unfinished hull with fittings. The boat has twin motors, props, rudders and 2 old Hi Tech ESC with 2 battery pack at 7.2 volts using one at a time. Still to have it on the water yet due to lockdown. Has one of those home made controllers that when you turn the inner motor slows down and the outer one speeds up to aid turner tighter. Scale 1/12 I am now doing a building blog of the model. A few pictures of yesterdays maiden voyage at Ayr Model Boat Club
    (Naval Ship) King George 5th
    This is a stand off scale of the battleship King George 5th. 1939 circa. it has a ford radiator motor and uses 1 amp p/h, runs all day. 72 inches x 10 inches a Futaba 2 ch 40 meg radio used, single rudder and propeller Got this in a bit of a mess and revamped it. an eye catcher when in the water. May have a further rebuild of the super structure in the future. The plan is available at Myhobbystore.co.uk if your there the picture displayed is that of this model but twice the size as plan (Motor: Ford ) (ESC: Electronize ) (10/10).
    (Working Vessel) Fisheries Research Vessel Scotia
    Started this model a year ago it has a fiberglass hull 1/76 scale A lot of dremel work need to get to the hull shapes. Hull it now painted and being fitted out with running gear. I've now moved on and use 2.4 r/c system. Lots of work to do. The build is on Modelboatmayhem.co.uk but it'll be slow going as it is really a hobby. (Motor: Sun 555) (ESC: Electronize ) (10/10) See layout in photo. Model had now been completed and had her maiden voyage with great success
    (Working Vessel) Research Vessal Meteor
    I started to build this model boat many years ago. Near completion now. it has been interesting build as I started from scratch I had lots to learn and design the model's parts and layout and had great help from a lots of people. its was their help that has brought the model to this part of it's construction. Also had many disasters but this is a great way of learning, probably the best way. The spec of the model is not too accurate I will alter it when the boat has had it's trails at the pond. Trails were early this year and very successful. Build is on Modelboatmayhem.co.uk Now building the Fisheries Research Vessel Scotia (Motor: graupner 500 ECKO) (ESC: Electronize) (10/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Vernon Tarpon 1970s kit
    Started off 30 years ago with this boat.It had a OS 20 in it. (under powered) was slow and useless. Only just lately being converted to electric and after many trails over 3 years. I have found the correct combination to give a good days boating. The boat is a 70s Veron Tarpon kit. it has (updated) 3000 MAh battery pack, Graupner 600 ECO motor and a Futaba 2 ch r/c 27 MHz (Motor: Grauper 600 ECKO) (ESC: Microgyros Solid State) (10/10)
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    πŸ“ Icebreaker build materials
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    Martin555 Kinda seen that it was needed a good looked into it. Wanted to drill the hole in the keel for the rudder post, before I assembled it on to the frames. Making sure it was square and vertical. Should be ready for a restart on the build at the weekend Will go thru all procedures right from the very start of the build πŸ‘
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    Frames Little problem with rudder configuration before I glue the keel to the frames . Frames cleaned up, slots for keel made good for a nice fit ever thing went back together like a jigsaw, even the right height of the frames on the keel. Take a break now.
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    πŸ“ Icebreaker build materials
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    Hi Martin555 nice to hear from you. Got a rebuild going to the stage of fully planked. Put a thin layer of filler not P38 on planks to smooth the hull surface . Over night in the shed and in the morning the filler had went funny on the surface looking like a rough sea. Tried to smooth it with the mouse which was not powerful enough. Got the rotary sander on the go. Even that was bouncing of the filler. Now after a half hour of sanding gave up.. Only one thing remove planks which ended up as scrap. Today busy in shed removed from the keel, salvaging the frames and have 8 of the 10 cleaned up pins removed ready to fit to the building board. Will do the rest tomorrow and put them back on the building board then as the keel isn't damaged fit it to the frames. Ordered more 6mm ply and obeche
    strips from SLEC. I don't look at myself as a modeller just a reworker. Well I can polish a turd and make it look good. Great to see you back.
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    πŸ“ replacing prop shaft
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    Just be careful working inside a corded dremel it has mains voltage running in it. Use a RCD, which stands for Residual Current Device.
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    πŸ“ replacing prop shaft
    1 month ago by Seaspray ( Warrant Officer)
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    One more about the switch. This video didn't download with the other two on the previous reply. Remember to remove the brushes before removing the main body. Watch when ordering spares I've order a switch and a field with two different companies. There struggling to gets the parts, that 4 weeks now. Aye but the took the money and never said Out of Stock on their site.
    Sorry about high jacking your thread jimdogge


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    πŸ“ replacing prop shaft
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    mturpin13 Here is 2 videos on YouTube should explain it better than me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNV7TylIzSY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfv0KixnhoE
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    πŸ“ replacing prop shaft
    1 month ago by Seaspray ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just an addition to the previous reply the Dremel job the shaft came out of the model at an angle and had a support piece of ply between the shaft and model and was plastered with epoxy. Hard work for the Dremel which packed up. Strip down and multi meter test revealed the field was open circuit. Have ordered a new one which will take a month to come. Most of the hull has been filled in with P38 leaving a little hole for the new shaft.
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    πŸ“ replacing prop shaft
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    I removed mine from the Scotia by using the soldering iron. It was fitted horizontally into the fiberglass hull Try and get the centre drive shaft out the way then slowly apply heat to and around the outshaft and glue.
    Last week I had to use the Dremel to cut and grid away loads of epoxy from the angled shaft on the outside of the hull, Also inside the hull where the shaft enters the model again remove the centre out of the way.drive
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    πŸ“ Icebreaker build materials
    1 month ago by Seaspray ( Warrant Officer)
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    scout13 Hi yes I have used SLEC many times over the years. There good suppliers I get my ply there but it cost Β£9 in postage. although it is usually here next day and well packed Many thanks.
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    πŸ“ Icebreaker build materials
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    ToraDog Thats a wood a never thought of using as I said I am not too keen on balsa. it sounds a better wood to use and thanks for the info on the glass cloth. Unfortunately these days buying from USA with customs and import tax makes it out of the question. That looks like a half decent site. They'll be places here U.K. that I can obtain the Bass wood. Many thanks
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    πŸ“ Icebreaker build materials
    1 month ago by Seaspray ( Warrant Officer)
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    Stephen has taken it off the site as I intend to start from scratch and starting to order necessary item for the build. Balsa never used it seems to burst with me. I think you have to cut it with the grain. Now I believe there is 3 types of balsa soft, medium and hard. which type would be best for sanding and shaping the bow and stern. I would have like to use planks all the way from bow to stern but using a simple mock up the bend was too much breaking the planking, even soaking and heating planks. It would be balsa blocks to be used. Huh.. nearest model shop is 60 miles away and not all stock wood. Lastly what would be the best fiberglass matting to cover the hull. A type that is not too hard to work with.
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    mturpin013 Just a thought as I may at times build other types of models. I'll look at non hobby chat.
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    "Any Other Builds" thanks/
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    I'll return when me head is cleared and chest infection gone, a beauty this time . Have had a relook at the icebreaker where things went wrong on top of it now, thanks to my helpers.

    Not too sure of the site yet. Is there a "Other Hobbies" on here ? I built the London Routemaster kit and put it on Mayhem under that section
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    Yes I agree very helpful to me and other people too Newcastle comes to mind Not so great without the mods
    Is it me or are we being inundated with ads?
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    πŸ“ U.S.C.G. Ports & Waterways Boat
    2 months ago by Seaspray ( Warrant Officer)
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    That looks like a nice smart model although I have one or two things to finish off on my model. I like your blue windows and I tried to fit blue ones but the plastic created a lot of static so I gave up Many thanks
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    πŸ“ Peugeot 306 XLD 1905 cc
    2 months ago by Seaspray ( Warrant Officer)
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    There is a video on Youtube that Jeremey Clarkson trashed the 306 Tried to download it but too much text came on the download. He has realised this was a biggest mistake.
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    πŸ“ Peugeot 306 XLD 1905 cc
    2 months ago by Seaspray ( Warrant Officer)
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    At the time I though the early Toyotas were a good car.
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    πŸ“ Peugeot 306 XLD 1905 cc
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    Just having a look through my other old computer and came across this last photograph of my Peugeot 306. Washed for the last time just the bumpers to blacken up. It came back to me that the car on its way to the museum got a lot of looks from passing cars. Nice one I'll get up there in the Spring to see the car and possibly pop along to the local model boat club. Anybody else got an old car they have for over 20 years there treasure ?
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    πŸ“ Dremel 965
    2 months ago by Seaspray ( Warrant Officer)
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    ToraDog I've the same problem switch on and the Dremel is at setting 2 speed wises. Where I win is it gets into very small spaces. Doing a investigating into fault finding with the 965 Dremel
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    πŸ“ Dremel 965
    2 months ago by Seaspray ( Warrant Officer)
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    I bought two spare drill triggers from Ali Express. Didn't realise they were in the USA 3 month waiting for delivery but the only cost 6 dollars for the two. They can keep them if they want import tax and vat Comes back again and again the old stuff does last longer.
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    πŸ“ Dremel 965
    2 months ago by Seaspray ( Warrant Officer)
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    Bought one off EBay yesterday seems it is hardly use with accessories. Don't need the accessories just the Dremel. It looked a really good. Any kinda big job I 'll use the Macalister combi drill.
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    πŸ“ Dremel 965
    2 months ago by Seaspray ( Warrant Officer)
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    The one that went boom is made in USA the other in Mexico
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    πŸ“ Dremel 965
    2 months ago by Seaspray ( Warrant Officer)
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    Yes the dremel is for hobbyist and it doesn't have much torque nor does it like long running times. I can get spares once I have a more in depth look at it. Surprise its AC straight in to it I am use to it being a knocked down voltage and DC. Also have another spare one on the workstation. Spares money, effort , time doesn't outweigh buying a good one off EBay. Have my eye on one at the moment. Also the 3000 is a reasonable price and it fits the workstation. Just finished fitting a new electronic trigger to my Macalister drill Just keeps happening doesn't it. Seems like the 395 is similar to the 965

    https://www.sparetoolparts.co.uk/dremel/dremel-395-f-013-039...
    https://www.sparetoolparts.co.uk/dremel/dremel-395-f-013-039-5fr-spare-parts-list.html
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    πŸ“ Dremel 965
    2 months ago by Seaspray ( Warrant Officer)
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    Very few videos of the 965 but compared to some of the newer ones 965 looks basic. Here is one of the 395 another early one and basic looking to cheers Hillro

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    πŸ“ Dremel 965
    2 months ago by Seaspray ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thought it should be AC but didn't get any readings on meter got a DC reading of 6 v funny. Havre another crack at it tmo cheers Graham93
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    πŸ“ Dremel 965
    2 months ago by Seaspray ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just cant find any circuits about to have a go. Saying that by the time you buy a switch and an armature and a field you'd be better buying a Dremel 3000. Just thought I'd give it a go. Not many 965s about now which I think were the best Cheers mturpin013
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    πŸ“ Dremel 965
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    This is the second Dremel that has went down with me. I think the rule is. Don't grind or cut fiberglass or epoxy glue for sometime. Little bit more into trying to repair this one as it is one of Dremel's best rotary tool. It started to have various revs high and low. So stripped it down it had a lot of dust inside so it was cleaned out also checked bushes and cleaned the Armature. Rebuilt it and was still erratic brushes sparking and eventfully stopped with dark marks on the rotor. Checked the voltage at the in of the switch 6 volts ( thought it would be higher than that ) but no voltage on the out of the switch. Wondering if it is the switch or the Field or Armature as they were very hot. Don't know how you check these. Is it still AC or does that little white box a bridge rectifier putting DC into tool. 😐
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    πŸ“ U.S.C.G. Ports & Waterways Boat
    3 months ago by Seaspray ( Warrant Officer)
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    ToraDog Many thanks πŸ‘ It was a pleasure to finish this model on behave of the modeller that started it.

    Seaspray
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    πŸ“ U.S.C.G. Ports & Waterways Boat
    3 months ago by Seaspray ( Warrant Officer)
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    Many thanks Dave sorted now
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    πŸ“ U.S.C.G. Ports & Waterways Boat
    3 months ago by Seaspray ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just finished completing my rebuild of this tonight. It is at

    https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6672...

    You will have to sign if you wish to see the images.
    https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,66726
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