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Member No. 4098
Registered 27th Feb 2017
Last Online 15th Aug 2018
City Grangemouth Rd
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
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Forum Posts 30
Photos Posted 69
Likes Received 53
Likes Given 115
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Live and learn! by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
I have following your build and I am impressed by your work. I have been watching a documentary on the Queen Mary this afternoon ,it showed the first arrival in New York and noticed that some the boats where very similar to your boat , as coincidence would have it my daughter has invaded Brooklyn last Monday as she is on a working holiday with americamp, so god help America

advise required by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi all sorry about the spanner I don't intent the same set for the other boat but I do want to progress later and my son as asked for the schenllboot after I get it finished so I will be buying another set anyway . Sorry for the spanner hope it did not hurt to much, still interested in all that you have to say , good work on the light flasher unit I have taken the url and it will be included in the D boat ,thanks to all for the advice all is much help. I don't mind about any hijacking (all is learning)

advise required by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi all here is the url you asked for Doug https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/Carson_Radio_C... and thanks again for the suggestions .I do intent to look at these for the RTTL D2763 and I want to put lights and radar and also a light as an alders lamp but I want to get my head around the RC basics first

advise required by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
my mistake ie typing

advise required by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi RNinMunich here is the url https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/Carson_Radio_C... and thanks for the help I do intent to progress further but at this time I want to get my head round the basic Rc stuff but I will be looking at the stuff that you and Ron have recommended for the D2763 RTTL as I was thinking of lights for this including one as an alders lamp signalling Morse code

advise required by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi all and thanks to Ron and Doug I have not forgotten about the TGY-i6 set and have looked at the suggestions from Ron. I looked at a lot of stuff it can be a bit of mine field, I have fond this at Cornwall models Servo, Batteries, Charger & 15A ESC This pack provides the radio control unit and all items necessary to complete an RC boat kit. Certain models may need a motor Contents: 2-Channel transmitter Reflex Pro 3.1 2.4GHZ 5-Channel receiver, CS-3 steering servo (3kg/cm force) Transmitter batteries, 7.2v/2100mAh drive battery 15Amp Marine Electronic Speed Controller Plug charger Multi-lingual instructions Part No: CMBRCP15 I think this may be the way for me to go as it seem to have all the things I need to learn about in the one package, I know I may have to up grade some parts but for the first timer I think it would do your opinions would be much appreciated

advise required by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi all and thanks to Ron and Doug I have not forgotten about the TGY-i6 set and have looked at the suggestions from Ron. I looked at a lot of stuff it can be a bit of mine field, I have fond this at Cornwall models Servo, Batteries, Charger & 15A ESC This pack provides the radio control unit and all items necessary to complete an RC boat kit. Certain models may need a motor Contents: 2-Channel transmitter Reflex Pro 3.1 2.4GHZ 5-Channel receiver, CS-3 steering servo (3kg/cm force) Transmitter batteries, 7.2v/2100mAh drive battery 15Amp Marine Electronic Speed Controller Plug charger Multi-lingual instructions Part No: CMBRCP15 I think this may be the way for me to go as it seem to have all the things I need to learn about in the one package, I know I may have to up grade some parts but for the first timer I think it would do your opinions would be much appreciated

Its good day, its a bad , its a great Day by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi all good stuff that I order arrived quicker than expected, bad day one of the props the wrong size good day quick phone call to Cornwall models sorted. great day I was getting a bit worried out sailing the boats I am making as it looked like I would have to go in Edinburgh or Glasgow to sail them, so last night I fired an email of to Falkirk trust who look after the kelpies and the helix park with has a large lagoon I expected a no go as far as sailing the boats, so great news they said ok no caveat's or conditions except that boats that use fuel are not allowed, and if their are no other organised events on, So after reading so much on the site about clubs folding and boating lakes closing and not been looked after and also the rarity of boat sites in Scotland we now have a site that is easy to get too right next to the motorway that goes for Glasgow Edinburgh and even Perth would to be to far. And I the lucky boy live at its front door so next job after the boat is a trailer for the mobility scooter to carry the boats I think someone did something with a golfing trolley so its praise your god and pass the battery charger , but it is good that the Falkirk community trust is going to let boats on the lagoon

getting a bit slow?... by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi all I am quite disappointed seeing what has been written on this forum these last two days , this is the only forum I have used because there is little or no snobbery until now , and RN Munich is right , I have been making kits all my life since the age of seven and like most modeller my skill set has changed in that time , I have adding too and modify kits most of this time and a lot of it involves a good bit of scratch building to meet the specification of the various marks of different aircraft , I have done this for the syllabus for two ATC squadrons, and for presentations for RAF veterans. and while I do fine the remarks made by Westquay offensive snobbery I would not like to see an end to RNinMunich posts as I now he helps a lot of people that may struggle, with all aspects of the hobby , I think that if you cannot refrain from criticizing others unconstructively may you should use some other site that seems to specialises in slagging each other off

Rudders and propeller by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi all for the second blog report on the schenllboot I am going to go over the rudder an propeller shaft assembly in more detail. The first stage was to make the rudders which were made of brass ,and having taken note of what has been said about the increase in size needed for the kit by other members I have increased the size of the rudders by 50% so that they have more effect and hopefully the boat will be more agile .I fitted 3mm treaded rod on to the rudder and in a 4mm flanged tube to reinforce the brass rod. The second stage was to make and fit 5mm flanged tube in the location for the rudders in the boat , these were made to be above the water line and will be sealed in place to reduce the possibility of leaks. These were fitted to a rudder platform inside the boat which was fitted to the kit moulding for the rubbing strip that runs the length on the boat and secured by making resin blocks which were fitted with computer extension nuts .which were then superglue in place to secure the rudder platform. The rudders were then fitted in place and held in position with the tiller collars which were made from 8mm rod and fitted the tiller arms and locked in place with 3mm computer screws and ni-lock nuts, a connecting plate was then fitted to connect the three tillers together, I also fitted rubberised washers to seal the rudder tubes. The third stage was to make the propeller supports. The centre support was a direct copy of the kit part made of brass and fitted to the kit with a plate and screws (this plate and the rudder plate were made from galvanised steel)and will sealed with resin after the I test the boat for leaks. The port and starboard supports were made by taking the kit parts and cutting them in have along the joint line or mould seam this gave me a template ,which I used to make cross-section segments but I did alter the template by increasing the boss diameter to 10mm and extending the support legs so that the finished support could be fitted through the hull (the picture of these show the mk1 version where I forgot to allow for the 4mm prop shaft which has a 6mm tube) any way the boss of these segments were drilled out with a 7mm drill and a length of 7mm brass tube fitted through the boss to assemble the segments, all of which were coated in soldering flux at this stage of the assembly which were riveted at both ends to hold it all together during soldering, after soldering the supports were then filed to the size and shape to resemble the kit parts as close as possible and fitted to the hull using a superglue and talcum power mix and then I cast resin around the extensions to secure the prop supports in place. The forth stage is the propeller shaft housing for the centre propeller housing I place a brass rod in a plastic straw and place in position in hull and using resin I sealed the hull with the rod in place this gave me a pilot hole for the centre prop shaft after I removed the brass rod. For the port and starboard shafts I used the kit parts which had hole place when assembled, this when I reinforced the housings ,the centre housing I glue 2mm of plasticard on each side and for the port and starboard I made a brass tube shroud which covered the housings which left gaps between the kit part and the brass which was filled by casting resin in the gap this increased the diameter to 10 mm so that there were little chance of breaking throw with the drill and finished these off by fill-in the outside with body filler and sanded to shape and finish . I then drilled through the pilot hole in the housings using very long extended drills and a wheel brace ( if I had use a power drill the heat would have melted the plastic of the kit and may have caused problems) I drill the shaft housings out 6mm them filed them out with 6mm file so that I could insert a length of 6mm brass tube. After all this was done I fitted a flanged bush made from 7mm tube and 2mm brass plate turned to 11mm to the ends or the propeller shaft housings. And now it is time I have to ask for some help could any one advise me on the length of propeller shafts , I know I can use a 300mm shaft for the centre shaft but port and starboard will have to be longer . and I also need advice on selecting the motors , I want to use 4mm prop shaft with 35mm propellers. Any opinions welcome.

Marionville Models by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
as RNinMunich said they have moved to Livingstone one the owners mum or something was a customer in the wife's bank ( TSB under a lot of stress) I have not been because I find Livingstone a nightmare to drive in all new towns look the same

Amati chrome plated ships wheel - Help! by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi all just a piece of general knowledge white metal is use in a lot of products in model making and jewellery where some my experience and patternmaking, in patternmaking we used to use tin lead, and of course this was changed and another alloy replaced lead, so the stuff you get now has various denseness, the model stuff tends to be soft and melts at low temp, as the stuff used in jewellery is a bit higher melting temp but not by much.my point is that both are sometimes plated and are sold as silver plate or chrome , fact the jewellery plate is normally rhodium. if you by Celtic jewellery it will be rhodium and suspect that the wheel my be the same, and it does not like the heat of soldering and does turn to mush.

Amati chrome plated ships wheel - Help! by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi black dog please don't use solder , it may be chrome plate over white metal if so you could lose it as you over heat the white metal, bad experience in the past.

1-35 scale S100 schennllboot by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi camyaj sorry but I have not kept the details, but if you type mini bead lathe in Google or what ever search engine you use, you should find quit a few at varying prices but more important you should be able to find one that suits you personal needs and budget. you may also find other machines such as a mini milling machines and accessories,( am waiting for one to arrive) but be aware check the accessories suit your choice of lathe as made a mistake with one , but was ok as I was able to modify the part to suit my lathe.

1-35 scale S100 schennllboot blog by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi all this is my first blog, last year I post my intention to do a project about an RAF D boat that my Father served on and as a precursor to that build That I was going to do this S/E boat as the hull design is shared buy both, and as plastic kit modeller the kit great the first stage was to put together the decks and superstructure as normal, with the exception of all the bits that would be easily broken as most kit aircraft modellers aerials and guns tend to brake ,so long ago I got into the habit of making these out brass rod or bar using a mini drill and a set of needle files, holding the drill in my left hand and the files in my right, when started this I saw the number of stanches I needed so I came across this little beauty a mini bead lathe it is a great bit of kit and not expensive less than £50 and plenty of types and accessories available so all the stanches aerials hand rails, gun rails, horn, and some of the components for the rudder and tiller were made on this lathe. so good time being had in my first radio control boat . the next post will show all the parts for the rudder/tiller setup

bad day at blackrock by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Marky, just a thought modellers are imaginative, innovative, resourceful and self motivated and bloody minded YOU WILL WIN THIS FIGHT

bad day at blackrock by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
will be rooting for you best of luck and sift recovery

Newbie radio control question by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Ps It is my understanding that the term E-boat was the allied ID for the s boots much the same as the Russian TU 95 is known the bear

Newbie radio control question by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi RNinMunich I am building the 1-35 scale schenllboot from Italeri as the design was use for the RAF RttLs which were built in Germany in the 1950s my father was RT operator on D2763 &4 they were only in service for 5years , I did a post on the project about this time last year ,and since the tax man has returned my pension money I am now in a position to proceed , I am at the stage where the kit decks are complete and I have done the rudders and I am working on the tillers,( for s boot)and since I have been able to re equip my workshop / garage I will be starting the D boat, and thanks to ukengineman for the info on the TGY-i6, I expect I will be asking more advice in the near future.

Newbie radio control question by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
ps I will be posting soon on the progress of the schenllboot which is the preparation for my dads boat D2764 an RAF Rttl

Newbie radio control question by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
just the post I have waiting I am just about ready to start thinking about the radio setup form my schenllboot I think this post has answered my question ,but who is selling it for the price mentioned

promotions by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Dear Sirs please could I remain a Chief Petty Officer , I have strived all my 28 years as a AWO adult warrant officer to avoid becoming an Officer. as I am hard working, diligent, and tons of common sense . I would therefore respectfully request that I be returned to the ranks.

emails by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
hi all that two I have today on the subject only ,better than none, at least I know it not my system or network

emails by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi dragon sorry I cant advise on facebook other than blocking the email in outlook, I don't use social media since leaving Napier , as I learned how bad things where going to get with social media but here id the advice from the internet To adjust your email notifications from Facebook: 1.Click at the top-right corner and select Settings. 2.Click Notifications on the left. 3.Select Email. 4.From here, you can adjust how often you receive email notifications and what you get email notifications about. How do I adjust my email notifications from Facebook? | Facebook ... https://www.facebook.com/help/154884887910599/ please keep in mind that I cant verify this as I don't have a facebook account

emails by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Ps I am getting the email on this subject

emails by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi RNinMunich I have done the same and I check the settings in my outlook account and with my anti virus cant see any changes in the set up and I have BSC network computing

emails by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi all is anyone else stop receiving the emails , the problem has reoccurred with me .

emails by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi the emails are coming in now don't think the beast was reasonable they stopped on the 24th, happy days

emails by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi sorry to bother you , but I have not received any post emails since the 24th of February I use outlook for this site and have not changed any settings in my email software or my MacAfee software any reason for this , I do miss read the posts and iam learning lots from them

GLASS FIBRE by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
having used glass fibre most of my working life , I have never used heat too shape or alter the shape of any glass fibre item. how ever I have used the resin to make long shaped items (without the glass fibre ) and use boiling water to shape them to form on another shape ,such some of the decoration on post boxes ( patterns for casting)