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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 aprox scale 1:125 (5/10) 2018 refit, Brushed motor + gearbox removed, 2 Brushless motors + 2 controllers fitted.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wee Nip, Ruf Red
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Terry,
    I am assuming that you may not know this little trick because of your question a few days ago, if you place the mouse curser over the persons name and left click that will bring up all the information about that person, including what boats they have and whereabouts they are etc.
    I hope this is of help.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wee Nip, Ruf Red
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Terry,
    What boats do you have? I cannot see any in your Boat Harbour.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wee Nip, Ruf Red
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Phil,
    Certainly fun to sail, especially in a stiff breeze.
    Are there any steam models in your videos?

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

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    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    It is quite strange initially and requires more concentration than motor powered boats, thankfully on my first outing there were experienced people to help get me started.
    Yes it was very generous, the boat wasn't being used after he bought an RG65, i had also donated some stuff to him previously.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Wee Nip, Ruf Red
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    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.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Suction hose fittings
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Beautiful workmanship as usual, good choice with the cyno, an other option for securing the pins might have been Loctite excess adhesive wipes off easily. This is not a criticism just a thought.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Cottesmore in 1/48 scale.
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    Definitely not boring in my opinion, it is great that you are exploring other technology's and learning new skills, keep up the good work.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Re visit Rear upper deck & Aft cockpit deck
    3 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Magnificent workmanship!
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Cottesmore in 1/48 scale.
    3 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    Another exemplary piece of work from your hands, keep up the good work.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    3 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi All,
    I am going to remove this build blog, I should not have posted it in the beginning as I had intended to write an article for Model Boats magazine, something that is still years away.
    I am very sorry if this causes any upset at all, though I hope you may understand that I didn't have a real intention to do the blog, it sort of flowed on from some other messages without me really considering all angles, something that is not normally the way I operate.
    I hope you will all understand, I would like to have the story printed.
    Happy model boating and stay on coarse!
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Cottesmore in 1/48 scale.
    3 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    Wonderful fittings, looking great, did you put some flags in the flag lockers?
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Formidable, LT100.
    4 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Martin,
    I don't consider my skills to be remarkable, it is at times quite surprising what you can build when you try.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Cottesmore in 1/48 scale.
    4 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    Outstanding work, your crest on the forward bridge face looks great as well, how did you make it?
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Cottesmore in 1/48 scale.
    4 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    Nice idea using the baking paper like that, I hadn't thought of that, I have a roll in the workshop though I use it mainly so I don't stick the work I am assembling to the bench!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pulley blocks and Deck Rigging Screw Eyes
    4 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Beautiful workman ship.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Cottesmore in 1/48 scale.
    4 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    Great work and an excellent start to your blog, keep up the good work. ๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Cottesmore
    4 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great looking build Martin.
    How about a build blog?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: LT100 Fishing Boat
    4 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    From memory the molygoggers might be stowed I am fairly sure they are removable.
    I hate to be a nit picker, as far as I am aware LT100 is tug sterned

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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Boat crew....
    4 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Have a look at Shapeways, please find link below; https://www.shapeways.com or this one; https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/miniatures/figurine there is a bewildering number of items that can be 3D printed to any scale.
    https://www.shapeways.com
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    5 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Drifter. Formidable LT100.
    5 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Gravedigger47,
    What sort of details would you like to see?
    I can take a photo of that section of the plans, i will post that tomorrow.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Work boat
    5 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Lordgord,

    Your whaleboat looks great to me.
    Good to hear you have got to grips with posting photo's, I am still coming to terms with the mechanics of this site.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam engine.
    5 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Gary,
    Thank you for your encouragement.
    From what I can see John Hemmings kit is very expensive, though very nice, would you go for the GRP or wood hull?
    Would you use a Hemmings steam plant or build your own?
    Cheers,
    Stephen.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Work boat
    5 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Lordgord,
    I am very happy to hear that you feel inspired to finish your whaleboat, maybe you could post some photo's later.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Drifter. Formidable LT100.
    5 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Cashrc,
    Thanks for your like, there will be more stuff to come, I hope you enjoy.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Work boat
    5 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Gary,
    I hope this reaches you, I am not sure of the mechanics of returning a comment on the build blog.
    Yes work boat cover may be folded in boat with other gear.
    Steam plant installation is going slowly,yes I will make a gas shutoff valve, at present I am not fitting an attenuator valve at this stage, though the flame will be controlled by a servo controlled metering valve yet to be built. I am not sure how an attenuator valve would go with a mono-tube or flash steam boiler. I have purchased a gas regulator from Microcosm to give me a hopfully stable gas pressure.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Manufacturing of Paddles
    5 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Hillro,
    I like the feathering paddles, how are you going to set the offset for the linkage wheel, are you making a jig?
    Very nice work.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.

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