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    ๐Ÿ“ New radio- strange behaviour.
    1 month ago by tony29h ( Leading Seaman)
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    Ian, I have heard of a similar problem which one of our club members once suffered. When the motor was running off load all was ok, however when the motor had was under-load and in the middle of the lake it produced interference to the radio.
    The club member's model it occurred with was a three motor Titanic and it was just one of the three motors which caused the interference. It took some finding as it only happened when the motor was at at a certain operating temperature. It was only solved with the help of an electronics technician who put monitoring equipment in the model.
    What's different is that your friends model is on 2.4ghz, when it happened at our club it was in the days of 27mhz and things have moved on.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Wingsails
    2 months ago by tony29h ( Leading Seaman)
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    The accompanying magazine article for Wing Ray wasn't featured in a model boat magazine. It was published in model aircraft magazine RCM&E, August 1980. The plan number as you know is MM1311, simple balsa and ply construction. Should be a good model if anyone decides to build.
    http://magazineexchange.co.uk/cw/rcm-e-magazine-august-1980-issue.html
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    ๐Ÿ“ The Way to Produce Authentic WW2 paintwork on your model.
    2 months ago by tony29h ( Leading Seaman)
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    Oh no - the mention of distemper! Had a terrible job removing it from the bedroom ceilings in our house. Soaking with warm water time after time. Some have sealed it rather than remove, but it's just as difficult so might as well put on a disposable overall and remove. The bedroom ceilings are coved which made the job even more difficult.
    If anyone still wishes to use distemper, it is available from specialist paint supplier Lakeland Paints and probably others.
    https://www.lakelandpaints.co.uk/wall-paint/distemper/distemper/
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    ๐Ÿ“ Paddle Steamer Waverley
    2 months ago by tony29h ( Leading Seaman)
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    Youtube clip of the Waverley steaming down the Clyde yesterday (13/08/2020) after her ยฃ2M+ re-fit.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Wxy-ScUv6NQ&fbclid=IwAR1Tyq4D94GuIK59mFUsZPg_GPMWdDC-dnk855iBo86o1f1jXsUXhvk-ruc&app=desktop
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mayflower II Restoration
    2 months ago by tony29h ( Leading Seaman)
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    A superb restoration of the sailing ship, Mayflower II has just been completed, the cost was over 11 million USD and took over three years.

    Originally Mayflower II was built in Brixham, Devon, England in 1955 and gifted to the Americans by the British in 1957.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8615149/Mayflower-II-sails-Plymouth-Massachusetts-restoration.html
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Yacht Minnow
    2 months ago by tony29h ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Ian, it was also good to see the impressive tug in the other video.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Starlet yacht.
    3 months ago by tony29h ( Leading Seaman)
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    Daniel,
    If you would like the rest of the magazine items about Starlet, they were also published in a booklet Simple Model Yachts. Send your email in a message should they be of any value. The problem with many of these old magazine articles are that finishing materials, adhesives, electrics and r/c have all moved on. Nevertheless there could be something of value.
    I wish you every success with the build
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Boat Magazine
    4 months ago by tony29h ( Leading Seaman)
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    Cash, I used to subscribe to the magazine, Ships in Scale by Seaways, from your side of the pond. This was always a good magazine and I've just noticed they are now available on disc (or flash drive) from the Nautical Research Guild.

    The NRG are offering a free digital read of their Spring 2020 magazine. The NRG magazine is 'high end' model making and looks to be similar to the now out of print quarterly Model Shipwright magazine. There is a lot of good model making in the magazine with an interesting item for military historians about the Canadian Flower Class corvettes.

    https://thenrg.org/
    https://thenrg.org/
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Boat Magazine
    4 months ago by tony29h ( Leading Seaman)
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    There is now a news article on the Model Boats magazine about the return date.

    https://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/model-boats-return...
    https://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/model-boats-returns/27296
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    ๐Ÿ“ Nostalgia
    4 months ago by tony29h ( Leading Seaman)
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    Ian, I had a look at the ebay listing of 'Sirius Star', a design by Max Coote.
    The accompanying magazine article was in June 1954 Model Maker. It included one of those small plans which back then were only suitable to build a miniature. Nowadays with modern copying facilities they can be enlarged. I will email the magazine item over later.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model vertical boiler
    4 months ago by tony29h ( Leading Seaman)
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    Back in 2016, Model Boats magazine's Winter Special edition featured an item about building Vic Smeed's River Queen open steam launch design, using a dummy horizontal boiler and mock steam engine. Incorporated into the model was a smoke/steam generator. The clinker hull was GRP.

    https://pocketmags.com/model-boats-magazine/winter-special-1...
    https://pocketmags.com/model-boats-magazine/winter-special-16
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    ๐Ÿ“ R.M.S.Olympic 1911
    5 months ago by tony29h ( Leading Seaman)
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    During an r/c build, which can take years, I like to "throw in" an occasional plastic kit. One of these was Revell's 1:700 RMS Olympic (now no longer available).
    Whilst building the kit, I read Mark Chirnside's book about the ship and what a fascinating history she had.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Starlet yacht.
    5 months ago by tony29h ( Leading Seaman)
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    Ian,
    If you can't locate a suitable outboard, it shouldn't be too difficult to make one. Attached is an old W.P. Holland design from 1957. Would need some modernising and no doubt there will be others designs.
    Wonder what happened to W.P. Holland (Peter Holland). He was mainly an aero modeller who also designed wacky robots and a few boats.
    Is Starlet on your website? couldn't see it, did it go under another name?

    Colin, wishing you every success with the smaller 'Star Baby'.
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    ๐Ÿ“ SY Minnow water test
    5 months ago by tony29h ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Ian,

    The model looks absolutely delightful both on the water and on display - well done. It is a lovely example of your modification to a Vic Smeed designed hull.

    Reading about the full sized SY Greta, in one of the Model Boats magazine specials, these were designed for the "well to do" in society.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lesro Sprite
    5 months ago by tony29h ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Russell,
    The Sprite Mk II, in kit form, is available from Lesro Models, currently at ยฃ55

    http://lesromodels.co.uk/product/lesro-models-sprite-mk-ii-b...
    http://lesromodels.co.uk/product/lesro-models-sprite-mk-ii-boat/
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