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    Home designed and built from scratch except for fiberglass hull (Motor: Home made) (ESC: n/a) (5/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hull stand
    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I mould a piece of thick solder wire around the shape I want then place it on the ply and draw round it with a pencil. Works every time and is re useable

    Roger
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rigging wanted
    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi the fitting that connects the boom to the mast is a gooseneck. Hope this helps I can be as simple as a Y on the and of the boom with the top opening around the mast and twine tied across the arms to hold it in place
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Scratchbuilt Swim Front Thames Lighter/Barge
    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I remember when they used to race them! They had two men stood at the sharp end with huge sweeps to row them along near Tower Bridge. River men used to be a different breed.
    Roger

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    ๐Ÿ“ RAF Crash/Fire tender
    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Mickky, painted mine R.A.F. blue looks proper!
    good luck,
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Edna May ll
    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you red rider, didnt turn out bad for back of fag packet designing, still having trouble making a good poker type burner but will get there in the end.....Roger
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    ๐Ÿ“ Gorila resin glue
    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    For what its worth I am in the process of making model wheels and decided to try glueing them rather than solder. Used J B Weld for the first time and am very impressed.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ DAPA DUCK
    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Pa ul, you are a man after my own heart! Always wanted to do a duck that barked at bystanders!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Can anyone help identify
    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Dont know what it is but it looks like it needs a lake to itself!!!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Coble
    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Now that is a work of art, congratulations a beautiful vessel
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    ๐Ÿ“ Edna May ll
    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sailing a straight line
    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Trillium, appreciate that you dont want to move the rudders but they do look small. How about gluing larger plasti card ones onto the existing with hot glue to see if it cures it?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sailing a straight line
    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Just a silly thought but would it improve things if the rudders were on the same centre line as the prop shafts?
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    ๐Ÿ“ new steamer
    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    As I live in Kent I think I am at a safe distance
    Roger

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    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Edward, you do realise that you will cause a world shoftage of lead,Great Britain will have to leave the E.U. because of the increase of World lead prices and gas shortages caused by the melt! By the way I have posted a short video of the engine and boiler running if you are interesred, sadly runs on gas and not Welsh Steam Coal
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    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Finished my first boiler with home made engine and reversing valve small leak on main steam valve still to cure but other than that all is well. Am I a happy bunny!
    just got to fit it in boat and its off to the pond
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    ๐Ÿ“ new steamer
    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi all, not quite to your scale Edward, my mini keel weighs 500g and is held on by 3mm stainless stud with home made brass thumb screws for easy removal. Thanks for all the ideas sits in the water a treat. Just a few steam leaks to cure and I should be there, says me tempting fate again!

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    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Laurie, since my last post I have filled a short length of 15mm copper pipe with lead and tied it under the keel. What a difference, now sits in water better and very stable Cant believe the difference moving the weight under the keel makes. Thonk I will bolt it through the keel so I can remove it for display, thanks for your help good sailing
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Mamod ME1 Steam Marine Engine
    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    http://modelsteam.myfreeforum.org/sutra782408.php#782408i

    Boaty try this link for size!

    Roger
    http://modelsteam.myfreeforum.org/sutra782408.php#782408i
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    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Edward, reading your idea I now realise its a similar fitting on my Surmount 800. Now why didnt ithink of that? Time for the dark room......again

    Roger

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    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Filled a length of copper tube with lead, tied it on Amazing! Sits at the right height and all stability problems solved. incredible how moving the weight under the hull transforms the stability. All I have to do now is work out how to fix it preferably so it is removeable, come on guys any bright ideas?
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    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi
    Lauriem have you had to use much ballast? Just finishing a similar craft and it is very tender, wants to lean over? Roger

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    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thought you might like to see my hobby room, the floor area is 8 x 4 ft, same as a sheet of ply! Anyway made a cheap and nasty test tank from offcut of sterling board and old airbed! No expense spared. Added lead but still very tender, am wondering if a tube filled wirh lead under the keel might be the answer but dont think it would look right. Any ideas?
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    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hobby room? Thats what we Brits call the bedroom!
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    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Cenbeth, must be the air in Wales makes time pass slowly! So she went into the tank today and wanted to roll over! All my fears about too heavy and she sat high in the water and is going to need quite a bit of lead to settle down. Gas burner worked well but only took it to 20 psi as there were leaks at the gauge and the main steam valve was not seating properly.
    oh well back to the shed ....it is quite dark out there Jarvo!
    Figtree cant take breaks, if I stop her indoors always has a list starting with clear your junk fron the kitchen table
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    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    What a beautiful craft lots of work but worth every minute!...Roger
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    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Jarvo, I just wonder when we take on projects that will take a year or more with all the assosciated brain strain whether we should at least sit in a dark room for a week or get help!!!
    Roger
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    ๐Ÿ“ new steamer
    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Just to let you know tomorrow she hits the water in a friends test tank and gets properly steamed up to test the forward reverse valve. Thank you for all your compliments, must finish soon as I feel a steam lorry coming on, possibly with trailer for boat, must start taking the normal tablets!

    Roger

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    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Had to feed the lifeboatman who stowed away!
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    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Final pics are of the stern, the table acts as a cover for the prop shaft lubricator tube and the rear of the seat slides up for accss to the rudder shaft. The servo for the rudder is in the bow and is connected with nylon aircraft bits. Radio gear is located under the seats in the cabin as will be the f/r servo when fitted. I have tried hard to hide all the electronics. Oh forgot to say it was pointed out today I had forgot to fit any flag masts!
    If you would like any more info please let me know
    Roger

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    3 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Gentlemen photos as requested, went well at lifeboat station dont know how much we raised yet but buckets were heavy,pic 1 shows replanked deck pic 2 front of boiler, made all fittings except gauge! pic 3 shows twin double acting wobbler with piston type reversing valve Allwill be tested tomorrow. Have never tried piston valve before.
    more coming
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