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    Ex RN. Member of the Maritime Volunteer Service. Retired from computer industry. Complementary Therapist
    Recent Posts
    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hmm... According to records Joshua Slocum did make stops, albeit only to resupply the Spray.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Death of a member.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Colin,
    my thoughts are with you at this most difficult heart wrenching time, you can be sure that all fellow modellers will be sending out positive vibes to you, your wife, and family.
    Tony A..............

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ra IngaIV finished ?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Great job, looking forward to see the video of her maiden voyage.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Macedonian - The Hull
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Jerry, this is most helpful, having framed and planked a model myself, it's giving me some tips on what next I build in this manner. Do please continue advising as the build progresses.

    ๐Ÿ“ RA IngaIV New sails
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Great Job! your mainsail gooseneck fitting interests me, did you make it, or if not who did you buy it from?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finishing touches RTTL 2755 finally complete
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Brilliant! Just started my scratch built RTTL, don't think I'm ever going to meet this standard of detail!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RAF rescue, target towing launch
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Somewhat awed by this Rogal. It's absolutely superb! I'll be doing my best to emulate this when I start my RTTL. Incidently where did you get the figures from?

    ๐Ÿ“ Where to Sale
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Pleased to see you have connected! I'm unable to attend at present -too much other stuff going on, can't even get to my model room. Yes they are a great bunch of guys -re your transmitter, talk to Greg or Rob, they will sort it out.

    ๐Ÿ“ Subscriptions
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I agree my silver has just gone up from ยฃ3.00 to ยฃ4.50. Not acceptable!

    ๐Ÿ“ RTTL 2755 update
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    You are making a lovely job of this RTTL and I particularly like the attention to detail and the know-how advice you give on making the 'fiddly bits'. I've yet to start my RTTL, house repairs are taking precedence! My plan is Vic Smeed's 34" enlarged to 48". Is that the plan you used?

    ๐Ÿ“ Where to Sale
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    It is fresh water!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Where to Sale
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Have you looked at going to the Hayling Island model boat club? They are very welcoming. Should meet your 8 mile max drive.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Identification Help needed British Warship
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I should have added the sheer line fore and aft doesn't show on your mould but it can be created of course with a bit of judicial cutting!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Identification Help needed British Warship
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I think you will find this is a corvette. The rake of the bow indicates that. See this link.

    https://www.harwichanddovercourt.co.uk/warships/corvettes/
    ๐Ÿ“ That sweet shop memory.
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Colin, know where you are coming from! That sixpence in 1948 was worth ยฃ2.32. Since then it's lost 98% of its value! As for letting a 5 year old go to town on their own in today's world... I guess we all know why not and the answer is depressing to say the least!

    ๐Ÿ“ Shapecraft fret saw model 1000
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The blades I have one-sided teeth and have tried pressuring wood against the blade but to no effect -even if the blade was cylindrical I can't see it would make a difference -but thanks for your thoughts!

    ๐Ÿ“ Shapecraft fret saw model 1000
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I'll take another look at the rubber sleeves but at first sight they appear OK. As for removing the top plate -my understanding is the plate you mention is directly above the electro magnetic coil and it has the bottom fastening connection to the blade -so removing it would not allow me to attach a blade.

    ๐Ÿ“ Shapecraft fret saw model 1000
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for your thoughts Dave, but I've taken it fully apart and cleaned it up. Removing the top plate above the the electromagnetic coil is a no no! That is attached with 6 bolts with rubber shock absorbing rings.

    ๐Ÿ“ Shapecraft fret saw model 1000
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sometime ago I acquired a shapecraft fret saw model 1000. The blade vibrates but doesn't move up and down. I took the saw apart, cleaned it up including the contacts and still the blade doesn't move up and down. The blade is 133mm and I can't see online any longer blades -I'm assuming that's the problem as unconnected to the arm there is some movement between the plate and the electromagnetic coil. Does anyone have an answer to this problem? It goes against the grain to dump it!

    ๐Ÿ“ low battery usage
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have the same query. Have a four pack NiMh that should produce 6 volts at 2/3 amps. doesn't have the punch to drive a hi-tech winch. guidance from anyone?

    ๐Ÿ“ Losing interest.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Nick, whatever our interests we have they are bound up with the relationships that matter to us. And when we lose someone we love it puts us into a flat spin and we start living the 'why do I bother' syndrome. The only way out of this is to do something for someone else, just to make them feel happier. Given your skills with steam engines (if only you lived near me!) there must be someone on your local lake who would benefit! You may be thinking you don't have much to offer -but believe me you do!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aerokits fire boat
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Steve, I have a 46" fire tender built from plan. Re your figures, can you advise where you got them from? Also, mine is a tad under-powered, can you give details of your brushless motor. I take it you can get it on the plane....

    ๐Ÿ“ Very sad news about Nerys plus update on her final boat project
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sad to hear news of Nerys passing. She was such an inspiration to many on this site, not only for posting about her own builds and sailing experience -large and small, but also for the encouragement and sound advice given to others, including myself. I wish her much happy boating in the next world!

    ๐Ÿ“ Mystery boat
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Lew, I'm fairly sure it's a German torpedo boat built circa 1890 but I haven't been able to find any pictures of one. Various classes were built in the latter part of the 19th century -some having as many as 48 built others more experimental and 6 or less. This is a rare find!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RNLI Plymouth
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    There's one of these moored in brick Kiln lake off Whale Island. Interesting to know there is a Vic Smeed plan. What's the size of the model -is it static or powered?

    ๐Ÿ“ Nerys @ 90
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Nerys, a very happy birthday! As it happens I'm at sea today in the Solent on a 34ft Nelson conducting a committal of ashes at sea service. When we are back and warmly ensconced in the Ship pub I'll toast you with a tot of Captain Morgan!

    ๐Ÿ“ Maiden voyage disaster
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Feel for you! A toy!! I think not... re the bite suggest you get some magnesium paste from the chemist and apply that on plaster. It will draw out any impurities in the skin. Rebuild and give us a maiden voyage pic!

    ๐Ÿ“ Model Boats Magazine - Eventide
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Neil, looks interesting. Do post build progress. What is her length overall?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Guestbook
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well said John, ownership of ready to sail models is never the same as ownership of something you have made yourself, whether that be scratch built from plans, put together from your own design, or built from kits. And if you are a scratch builder, like myself, it's a much cheaper hobby!
    For Christmas (and birthday) my sons and daughter gave me some plastic display boats to make. Some are so small I have to use a lighted magnifying glass to see and fit some parts! Apart from the continual pleasure of seeing them, the building of them not only informs of their construction, it develops the power of patience and keeps you away from brain stultifying TV!
    Tony A..........

    ๐Ÿ“ Billings St Roch
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi, I've seen your model of HMAS Sydney on YouTube -very impressive, must have taken many months to make. Can understand why you built it, this ship has a very special place in Australian Naval history. With the loss of 645 men in November 1941 after engagement with an armed German merchant ship, I've often wondered why the captain chose to remain underway and not order abandon ship. Had he done so it's likely many would have survived as the ship broke in half underway and sank quickly.



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