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    ๐Ÿ“ Severn lifeboat plans
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sorry don't have any 1/16 plans but look at


    https://mikebmodels.blogspot.com/p/severn-class-rnli-lifeboat_16.html
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    ๐Ÿ“ HELP FOR IDENTIFICATION OF A WARSHIP.
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well done Doug,
    The connection to Fincantieri also makes it more plausible .
    Best wishes Tim

    ๐Ÿ“ HELP FOR IDENTIFICATION OF A WARSHIP.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello Alessandro,
    I didn't know that they were exocets just had a strong feeling, but I agree with Toradog that it bears a striking resemblance to the type 143 built by Lursen's. Could it be a simpified model that somebody has made based on the type 143. Alternatively have Lursen's made a similar boat for another nation based on the type 143?
    Good luck Tim

    ๐Ÿ“ HELP FOR IDENTIFICATION OF A WARSHIP.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Not 100% sure but those boxes on the stern look like exocet missile launching tubes. Could this narrow down time and nation? good luck Tim

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lulonga River Tug
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I'm sorry if I've rudely "captured" this Topic, however I would really like to get this boat to sail. many thanks to those who've replied. As Alesandrao and Tomarak say I think the answer is to have two bilge keels running the length of the hull. Another thought is to have a prop and rudder for propulsion and steering. The two paddles would then just be freewheeling as at the moment they churn the water but do nothing else. Any thoughts gratefully accepted. As a postscript, I have a photograph of my great uncle and a friend boarding a very similar boat on an African river (about 1920)
    Best wishes Tim

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lulonga River Tug
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I was given this boat several years ago. It is a lovely boat but mine is uncontrollable. The slightest breeze blows it across the lake and the turning circle is non existent. Any suggestions welcome.
    Best wishes Tim

    ๐Ÿ“ Deans Marine
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many years ago I purchased some resin parts for a model boat I was building, when they arrived they were still sticky and had the firmness of a wine gum. Most were deformed. I phoned up the factory and was told that Ron Dean was away at a trade show in Germany. I asked for a replacement or a refund and was told to F*** off. The following week I again phoned up to complain to R Dean. He defended his worker and implied that I was at fault however he would send some replacements. When they came they were nearly as bad as the originals. The most annoying thing is that I could make the parts much better myself. I had assumed that so called "professionally" made would be better than mine.
    I learnt some valuable lessons that day
    1. is look before you spend serious cash and
    2. I won't ever buy from Deans Marine again.

    ๐Ÿ“ Fighting Lights
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Steve, This was the very first type of boat that I scratch built and thoroughly enjoyed making and sailing. Normally the navigation lights are perched atop the cabin roof, From your description, these lights are perched higher up and doubled which sounds to me as though they were meant to be seen at the height of battle. Also consider that an HDML is quite a low down boat and in open ocean they could easily disappear in deep wave troughs. So in conclusion my thought are that they were just extra lights to make them more visible in difficult circumstances. You also state that this HDML was a navigational leader therefore it needed to be visible.
    Best wishes Tim.
    P.S. Although John Lambert is considered an authority, I have been building Caldercraft's Sir Kay, I have discovered some discrepancies between his drawings and dockyard plans and photographs.

    ๐Ÿ“ Styrene glues???? on Styrene boats
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    As Len states, the glue is actually a solvent which dissolves the styrene then evaporates which sort of welds the joint together. So, roughing up the joint doesn't help and could hinder though I don't think this is the problem. The joint needs to be close fitting as these solvent glues are not gap filling and, as Len says, squeezed together. ABS is odd in that epoxies will stick temporarily but soon come adrift. There is a special 2 part adhesive for ABS which is like an epoxy and fills gaps. Sorry can't remember the name. Solvent glues should work on styrene and ABS. Could you put a corner fillet of styrene or ABS in the joint or would it spoil the look of the boat?
    Good luck, Tim

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Nile River Gunboat - Stern Wheeler
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Neil,
    A lovely model. I am interested in late Victorian gunboats, torpedo boats etc. and would love to see pictures after refurbishment. I have found that on ebay there are many manufacturers (Cottage industries) of armaments for wargames that are accurately 3d printed. Some are more than happy to reprint stuff at different scales. Might be worth a look if you are missing anything. Also Osprey publishing (Vanguard series) sell a book "Nile River Gunboats 1882โ€“1918" for about ยฃ10.00. Lots of photos etc. Might be worth alook.
    Beat wishes Tim

    ๐Ÿ“ Fitting deck to FG hull
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Les,
    Just to add my bit to flaxbybuck's good advice. I build a wooden frame all the way round the top of the hull just below deck level rather than blocks. to get round sharp curves put lots of little nicks in the wood and crack it slightly. don't try and bend wood round a curve as this could distort the hull. I then put in cross members to support the deck. These cross members can have a slight curve on the top edge to give a camber to the deck. Where you are gluing wood to fibre glass it's worth roughing up the surface slightly to give a better grip. Also use epoxy glue as cyano glue has the potential to come apart when damp. flaxbybuck is oh so correct when he talks about water ingress though sometimes it is condensation from taking a boat from a warm house and putting it in cold water so make sure you can dry internals out.
    Best wishes Tim

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    ๐Ÿ“ Unknown boat
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sorry spelling mistake HMS. Poneke.

    ๐Ÿ“ Unknown boat
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looks like early Thorneycroft torpedo boat circa 1880 look at HMS Poeneke

    ๐Ÿ“ magnetic drive
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sorry still sending only half the message. Don't know why. Mountfleet Models once produced a Chariot kit. This is R & R Engineering's drive unit for it at ยฃ290. The picture of the unit might give you some ideas. Good luck .
    Tim

    ๐Ÿ“ magnetic drive
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sorry Jacko, for some reason this website only sent half the message. Look at this website (it does exist )

    http://www.rcsubs.co.uk/mountfleet-models-chariot-conversion-kit
    ๐Ÿ“ magnetic drive
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Jacko,
    I've had a look at the Lego sub and the chariot MK1 diagram. Under normal circumstances a simple prop tube assembly glued into a sub would be sufficient as there isn't enough water pressure to force water into the body if it is surface running and the prop shaft is greased. However the chariot had contra rotating props. I can't imagine how to solve it. The Lego system is novel but I would worry that if it hit a submerged object in a pond the prop assembly could get dislodged. Don't let me discourage you as I'm sure there is an answer out there somewhere.
    R & R engineering (

    http://www.rcsubs.co.uk/mountfleet-models-chariot-conversion-kit)
    ๐Ÿ“ Action Electronics P94 Dual ESC Mixer
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello Atreius ,
    Modern electronics produce effective results, but if you are having problems have you thought of the old method where moving the rudder would activate a micro-switch which would reverse the power to a motor? If you are interested let me know and I'll find a circuit diagram.
    Good luck
    Tim

    ๐Ÿ“ magnetic drive
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Jacko,
    Can you expand a bit on why you need a magnetic drive? The reason I ask is that subs use a different method to keep water out of the waterproof cylinder whilst driving a propellor.
    Best wishes Tim

    ๐Ÿ“ Other Functions for Model Boats
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I once read an article where a buoyant object was tied to the boat with string and then stuck to the deck of a boat with soap. Don't know whether it would work or not. I'm sure there are stickier things around than soap which are also water soluble but it seemed like a good idea at the time.
    Best wishes to all, Tim

    ๐Ÿ“ Losing interest.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello Nick,
    I think you have received some good advice from the others, however just remember that what works for one person won't always work for another so don't be discouraged. I have been in a similar situation to you and the others and I think the worst thing that happened was when others said things like buck your ideas up, sort yourself out or it could be worse. Grief, depression, anxiety etc affects different people in different ways so do NOT compare your self to others. I have found that talking to others (not necessarily about my problems ) helped me. The answer might not lie with model boats, I believe that colouring books have helped some people regain interest. Forcing yourself to do something you once enjoyed may be counter productive. CBT or mindfulness are certainly worth thinking about. Please let us know how you are getting on, it's obvious that in this group there are plenty of members who have been in the same situation. You are not alone.
    Good luck and best wishes Tim

    ๐Ÿ“ Mystery boat
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello,
    Like Doctor John I am interested in pre WW1 torpedo boats which this is most likely a model of. Elements of the boat look familiar. particularly the round conning tower. I have included a picture of USS Cushing built by the Herreshoff brothers. Note the double round armoured conning towers and the rectangular air vents. Most boats had round air cowls. I think this boat is a development of this type of American boat or someone's idea of what a TBD should look like. Just sticking my oar in. (Pun perhaps intended).
    best wishes to all Tim
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Buttercup K193
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks for that. I like the look of your boat and set-up. My mister is too big for the boat.
    Best wishes Tim

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Buttercup K193
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Scratchbuilder, I'm interested in your smoker. Is it possible to put a quick sketch on the website to show how you've constructed it? I'm having trouble fitting a mister in my Sir Kay and your unit looks nice and compact.
    Best wishes Tim.
    With regard to the colour of the smoke , the only way that you'll get black smoke is to burn something and get soot in the smoke just like the real thing. Even if you use a mister and put dye in the water you'll only get white smoke.

    ๐Ÿ“ My little Victory
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I once read that marines etc. on ships, wore red coats to conceal blood from gunshot wounds. Never did find out why they wore brown trousers though.๐Ÿ˜Š Seriously though the army and navy were dealing with illiterate men and women, so it was probably easier to colour code similar items if they had to be repaired. Blue bits for one type of gun red for another. Just a thought.

    ๐Ÿ“ lippo wind up
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Slightly off topic, but I was reading an article on I think the BBC web site about the number of fires at waste recycling plants. In some cases the factories were burnt down. The authorities can't be 100% certain but they believe most of them were caused by batteries in disposable items ( musical birthday cards and toys etc.) and batteries thrown away. There is a video from a security camera of an explosion on a conveyor belt. All batteries should be disposed of at an appropriate place. I was repairing my grandson's drone when I accidentally shorted it out. The small flat LiPo immediately puffed up into a barrel shape. Fortunately it didn't explode.
    Best wishes Tim

    ๐Ÿ“ Hull sheets/plating
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Have you thought about decent cardboard or paper strip? "Don't use card in layers like mountboard. It delaminates". If you soak it with several coats of thinned varnish afterwards it is very hard. I have used it and was very surprised at how good it was. It was very popular many years ago before plasticard and liteply. One advantage of using card or gummed paper is that rivet detail can be impressed on the reverse.
    Best wishes Tim

    ๐Ÿ“ 1;14 Deck guns ww2 vintage
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    There are several people advertising on ebay and elsewhere who make some excellent guns/armament etc . by 3d printing for War gamers (such as Bolt action). They are usually to war gaming scales which don't match model boat scales. All the people that I have contacted have been more than happy to rescale for me. Obviously you will have to negotiate a new price. The only problem is that you can't do private deals on ebay as all purchases must go through them so they get their cut. It is not really a problem just an annoyance. The dealer sends a separate invoice through ebay you pay through ebay. I have been tempted by Shapeways but have been put off by horrendous charges. Good luck

    ๐Ÿ“ From plan to board
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Jordan,
    Just sticking my oar in (no pun intended). I photocopy like John and Wallismanby but cut roughly round the photocopy image and stick it straight onto the wood. I once made the mistake of sticking the plan down with PVA glue and couldn't get it off the wood. I now use something like wallpaper paste which soaks off readily. The paper stretches slightly when wet, but when cutting along the black line of the plan allows for cleaning up if you're clumsy with a saw, like me. If you keep using the original plan it soon tears along creases or you get glue on it. Photocopies are always a good idea to work from.
    It boils down to personal choice in the end.
    Good luck Tim

    ๐Ÿ“ Motors for 1/32 scale plastic Elco PT boat
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks for the reply Doug I'll take your advice. I have lots of other projects on the go but saw this old Lindberg PT 109 for sale cheap as it had been partly made. An impulse purchase. I don't want to spend too much time or money on it but it is an ideal project to get the grandkids interested in the hobby.
    Best wishes Tim

    ๐Ÿ“ Motors for 1/32 scale plastic Elco PT boat
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tim morland ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have just acquired a 1/32 scale plastic Elco PT boat it needs fitting out with electrics. can anyone suggest what size brushed motors I should use? I'm not familiar with boats this size and weight etc. so any advice welcome. It needs two motors and will be used by grandchildren so don't want anything too fast that they can't control it. They are of the age where it's full speed or nothing.
    Best wishes Tim



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