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    Wee Nip, Ruf Red
    Wee Nip, Ruf Red. Donated to me by a friend. Radio; frsky telemetry, battery voltage, Hitec sail winch. She sails well and is quite enjoyable, even I my unskilled hands.
    Formidable, LT100.
    Wooden Drifter Trawler, Formidable, LT100. Scale 1:24th. Long term build. Work boat built first
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    Hull built to Vic Smeed free plan from 1960s,cabin design inspired from Fairey Huntsman, constructed of ply wood, fully scratch built, up graded several times from AM radio to 2.4 GHz with telemetry and brushed motor to brushless motor and LiPo batterys (6/10)
    (Working Vessel) Inter Island Ferry
    Built of Balsa, in 1970s, by my father to a Vic Smeed plan, scale aprox HO or 1/72 nd, converted to RC in 2013, battery LiFe Po4, 2 cell 400 Ma capacity. (5/10)
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    Old Lindberg Plastic kit approx scale 1:125 (5/10) 2018 refit, Brushed motor + gearbox removed, 2 Brushless motors + 2 controllers fitted, Transmitter setup to enable tank steering.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hatch Fittings
    4 days ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Beautiful brackets along with the other work Graham.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    5 days ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi JB,
    Your fire wood is very convincing, and the bollards look great as well.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    5 days ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi JB,
    I probably couldn't ever use the winter snow excuse in Melbourne, shoveling snow is quite foreign to me. There has simply been other jobs to do that have a higher priority than building model boats.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian K100D waterjet work boat project
    6 days ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    The short answer JB is I am not progressing with my build very much, although I probably should pull a finger out and post something. ๐Ÿ˜
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    7 days ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Looks like she is nearly ready for launch, great work JB.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian K100D waterjet work boat project
    9 days ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Mast lights look great JB,

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian K100D waterjet work boat project
    11 days ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Looking very smart JB.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian K100D waterjet work boat project
    13 days ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Great progress JB,
    Looks like you have a good supply of lights for the future.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
    16 days ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Nice progress CB90,

    Pity about the Black acrylic, if you get some clear acrylic then paint the inside with Tamiya Smoke out of their clear range of paints, preferably sprayed, you can produce the desired tint.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian K100D waterjet work boat project
    21 days ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Looking quite smart JB,

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian K100D waterjet work boat project
    22 days ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Coming along very nicely JB,
    Your fenders look good.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian K100D waterjet work boat project
    23 days ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Looking quite workman like JB,

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rudder
    23 days ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Graham,
    Your rudder has come up very nicely.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian K100D waterjet work boat project
    27 days ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Looks great JB,
    I am staggered at the price for brass rod that you mentioned, 3mm dowel makes sense as a replacement.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft 1/10 scale
    27 days ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    A great result Brightwork,
    Beautiful looking model.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Lovely work Graham,
    Am I right in saying that you will remove all of the mechanism to charge the battery?

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian K100D waterjet work boat project
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Nice resalt JB,
    Maybe the bilge pump needs to be automatic.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Power
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Well done Trev,
    That's a very nice looking plant, nothing wrong with a meths burner imho.
    It would pay to do a hydraulic pressure test before running it, just to be sure there are no problems with the boiler.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cockpit coaming
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Graham,
    Cannot really add to what others have said, but great work.
    Looking forward to the next instalment...

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ An exceptionally nice looking V twin.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    That's one nice looking V twin Gary,
    Looking forward to hearing how it runs, I am guessing that you might buy the electric boiler.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Moving on
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Rick
    Sorry to hear of your "retirement" I hope you manage to find some sort of space to build once more even if it isn't quite what you did before.
    All the best wishes.
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian K100D waterjet work boat project
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi JB,
    You can get a pump switch like this one, from Ali express though I am not sure how quickley it would get to you.

    https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/1005001678223970.html?pdp_npi...

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
    https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/1005001678223970.html?pdp_npi=2%40dis%21AUD%21AU%20%242.60%21AU%20%242.47%21%21%21%21%21%402101d1af16673770046745674e0fc5%2112000017090754151%21btf&_t=pvid%3Ae651bf8b-cd90-48b8-95d0-b2b5d53c1865&afTraceInfo=1005001678223970__pc__pcBridgePPC__xxxxxx__1667377004&spm=a2g0o.ppclist.product.mainProduct&gatewayAdapt=glo2nld
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    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Looks very promising JB,
    I would think an automatic system for the bilge pump would be the go.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian K100D waterjet work boat project
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi JB,
    Great work.
    That's a lot of linkages, will the bilge pump be running while the main motor is running or all the time?
    Great little video, clearly shows the servo savers working as intended.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Back to the Fish Port surrounds.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Thanks ChrisG,
    I am happy you and others enjoy my blog.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Good to be true to prototype JB.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Back to the Fish Port surrounds.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Thanks JB.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Back to the Fish Port surrounds.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Thanks Gary,
    I have been looking at the steam winch among other fittings on and off for a while thinking about how I will make it.

    Although I am looking forward to making it I won't be doing so for a while, the next priority in general is to finish the Bulwarks, so I can paint the hull and get her in the water.

    Although that is not what I am working on at the moment.
    I am working toward making some solid carbide micro carving tools which involves rebuilding an old tool post grinder to make it safe and reliable, and a jig for producing custom wood moldings.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Back to the Fish Port surrounds.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Thanks Trev,
    It will probably be a while before I get to doing actual work on the Bulwarks.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Back to the Fish Port surrounds.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    As pointed out my original Fish Port surrounds were not quite right due to only being one piece instead of 4 so I decided to re-make these, anyway how hard could it be, shouldnโ€™t take long.

    Well it took a while, with a few disasters along the way needles to say it was a learning experience.

    I thought it would be a good idea to glue the 4 parts together then drill the hole, using a simple jig on my drill press to help with consistency.
    I found out this didnโ€™t quite go as planned, and after 2 failed attempts I looked for another way.

    In the end I altered the original idea by gluing the part using normal PVA to a sturdy piece of cardboard then drilling the hole, most of the time this worked.

    I have also chemically treated the brass fish rings and lids using the JAX Flemish Grey Black, funny on my test piece the colour was quite different.

    I have packed these parts away as I donโ€™t need them for a while and I will decide if they need more attention before fitting.

    Next up is to get back to working on the Bulwarks, although I will take a sideways step and work on making some solid carbide micro carving tools and a jig for producing custom moldings.

    Thanks for having a look, more to come.

    Again I welcome constructive comments.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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