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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
    (Pleasure Craft) Piranha (Rosa)
    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)
    (Naval Ship) Fletcher
    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.
    Recent Posts
    πŸ’¬ Re: Fittings details
    21 hours ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Nonsuch,

    Lovely fitting it is a big improvement over the original cast one.
    Clearly Occre didn't put much effort into the kit, grabbing a prop and rudder out of their parts bin and throwing it into the kit, saying that will do.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, JET. COOLING MODS
    21 hours ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    That is a lot of gear JB.
    I couldn't find the latest video.
    Great work.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Steam tug Lyttelton
    2 days ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Nonsuch,
    I hope your lathe is now running well after all that work.
    Any chance of some photos of the new fittings?
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Anchor and Chain
    9 days ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Graham,

    Beautiful work all round topped off with a lovely video showing the working model in action.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Roof Vents
    9 days ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Rob,

    Lovely work, making one of something is relatively easy making 6 the same is a whole different thing...

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Windlass - 2nd attempt
    11 days ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Beautiful work Graham,

    Persistence pays off.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting
    14 days ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Mike,

    Paint work looks great, always a satisfying thing when it goes well...

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Windlass
    14 days ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Graham,

    Great work, taking the time to undertake an equipment upgrade is time well spent...

    Thanks for sharing warts and all in your post, I think those posts are the best because they are genuine.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Electrical layout in cabin Pt 2
    16 days ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Lovely work Mike.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, MORE MODS
    17 days ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Lovely JB,

    I am guessing that fresh air is pulled through the carby air filter.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Microcosm twin cylinder
    17 days ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Lovely engine NS,

    Looking forward to seeing some running on steam shots at some point.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Binnacle
    21 days ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Beautiful work Graham,

    Did you form from sheet copper what I would call the "cover" that would house the protective glass, or was that part of a plumbing fitting?

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Helm
    25 days ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Beautiful work Graham,

    The tiller looks right, I like your linking it to the servo and short video.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Foghorn & Loudhailer
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Lovely work Rob,
    What impresses me even more is the sort of equipment you used to manufacture these parts.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, JET MODS
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi JB,

    Your theory sounds correct to me, looking forward to seeing some on the water shots.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ“ Boat Build Help
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi WellsBoi,

    I don't know if it is available in the UK though down here in AU I find Titebond 3 to be a fantastic adhesive quite waterproof as well, doing experiments it bonds other materials to wood successfully.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, JET MODS
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Looks like you have a solution there JB.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, JET MODS
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi JB,

    Sorry to hear of your delivery troubles, I know this won't help but I haven't had any problems with Bangood to AU.

    Hopefully your stuff will arrive...

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Update almost for water when weather permits
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Looking splendid Bruce,

    Have you run the plant on the bench?

    Looking forward to seeing some on the water.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ“ The Plane, The Plane
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Ron,

    Sometimes a change is as good as a holiday.

    Lovely looking kit, Tamiya do really great kits in my opinion and 1/48th is my favorite scale for aircraft.

    What paint scheme are you going for?

    Looking forward to some finished photos.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Scratch built, Working Steam powered Drifter trawler LT100, to 1:24th scale.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Graham,

    Bugger, O well, you would need a large slitting saw...😁.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Scratch built, Working Steam powered Drifter trawler LT100, to 1:24th scale.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Rob,


    A short working time is a problem.

    Thankfully the mix I made up has a good working time.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Cabin magnets
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    As usual very nicely done Mike, never hurts to use a jig.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Scratch built, Working Steam powered Drifter trawler LT100, to 1:24th scale.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks for that Ian,

    I have bought some stuff from them a long time ago.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Scratch built, Working Steam powered Drifter trawler LT100, to 1:24th scale.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Graham,

    Do you have a small saw bench?
    If you do you can put a slitting blade in instead of the normal saw blade and use that to slit your tube, keeping fingers well away of course.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Scratch built, Working Steam powered Drifter trawler LT100, to 1:24th scale.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks Ian I'll have a look at that.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Scratch built, Working Steam powered Drifter trawler LT100, to 1:24th scale.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Martin,

    I am also looking forward to that.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Scratch built, Working Steam powered Drifter trawler LT100, to 1:24th scale.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Graham,

    Thanks.

    What size C section do you need to make?

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Scratch built, Working Steam powered Drifter trawler LT100, to 1:24th scale.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks Ian,

    There are a number of good model engineering suppliers still in Aus, from memory I didn't think to look at what they had.
    You can buy "D" section but it was far too big.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Scratch built, Working Steam powered Drifter trawler LT100, to 1:24th scale.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi JB,

    Sorry I didn't respond earlier.

    Thanks, though all of us model makers are making art, 3D art.

    Around 20 years of work so far, and counting...

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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