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    (Tug Boat) Steam Tug Challenge
    This little model was built to see how much my Parkinson's had affected my modelling abilities. Surprisingly little as it turned out but I cannot write legibly and find keyboards tricky too. it must be muscle-memory! The model is loosely based on Challenge and is built around a tug hull that I made as a boy I made in the sixties but with some modification. She is fully lit for night running. The crew figures are model railway lineside track gang models. They have been left in their modern high viz and helmets as the model is depicted as she is today operated in preservation as a Dunkirque little ship. She is equipped with 2 function R/C. She has not yet maidened at the time of photographing (ESC: Motroniks) (5/10)
    (Tug Boat) Titan
    Titan was published as a semi=scale deep sea admiralty salvage tug, based on the Bustler class. My late father built her in 1953/4 and with an endless variety of radios from early valve sets to the current 2.4ghz, she has remained active ever since. Her claim to fame is that she was once operated by HM the Queen. Now fully lit, she is a favourite for night runs. (Motor: Ancient brushed electric) (5/10)
    (Naval Ship) MTB379
    This model was originally built by my father in the 50's for i.c. power. it was laid up in 1962 and remained inactive until two years ago. At that point, I egan recommissioning it, fitting twin brushless motors in place of the deafening single glow motor and straight-cut gears. I also added a great deal detail that my dad had never added. it performs very well nicely in this guise with the added drama of a throttle-linked digital sound system. (5/10)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Crewe and District Model Boat Club Sea Plane Tender
    2 months ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the info on your model, Dave. I thoroughly agree that the 50/60's models of the 'RAF Navy' vessels have a lot going for them. There's nothing nicer than a planing hull and two hot brushless!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Crewe and District Model Boat Club Sea Plane Tender
    2 months ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    hI, I like your model. Is it from the old Precision Models kit for the High Speed Patrol Launch? It looks very similar. I bought a similar model at auction two month'ago. I am giving it a refit and upgrade. The huge old brushed motor is coming out, replaced by two brushless, all the windows will be glazed and the lights reconnected. Got a lot on at the moment, so it might be an while, so don't hold your breath! If it is t he Precision Models kit and you have a copy of the draaeing, Iwould very much like a copy. Naturally, I will fully reimburse you
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    ๐Ÿ“ Tug Hull Design
    6 months ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks. I'll try it.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Tug Hull Design
    6 months ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have found this drawing. Is it likely to be typical?
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    6 months ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ha Ha! Thw water was like soup - you have had to surveyed it by braille..
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    ๐Ÿ“ Tug Hull Design
    6 months ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I CAME ACRO9SS THIS PUSH-TUG MOORED IN GHENT SEVERAL YEARS AGO. NOT NORMALLY ATTRACTED TO SUCH FUNCTIONAL CRAFT, I THINK THAT IT WOULD MAKE AN ATTRACTIVE MODEL. I PHOTO-SURVEYED IT SUFFICIENTLY THAT COMBINED WITH THE DIMENSIONS THOUGHTFULLY PAINTED ON THE BRIDGE, i COULD DRAW IT UP. BUT I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT GOES ON BELOW THE WATERLINE. ANYBODY GOT ANY IDEAS?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Video Aid ?
    6 months ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    HI All,

    Just calling in to say that I have not finished this little model yet, large due to Christmas and the like. However, I am now back on it and it should not take long now. During the down time on it, I have decided not mount it on a stand but to make a boat trailor for it and have acquired a suitably-sized RangeRover, R/C to launch it into the lake from our slipway. Also, I have decided to use a gearbox, one motor, two screws as space and weight were both getting tight. So it will be fitted with two motors direct drive.
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    ๐Ÿ“ MTB rebuild
    6 months ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Try some Bar coat from an automotive paint factor. I use this when putting cellulose over oil paint. Works well.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fibre glassing the hull
    6 months ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I HAVE USED THIS RESIN AND FOUND IT TO BE EXCELLENT AND EASY TO USE. i had a tug that my father had made in 1953, on which the hull had gone porous. As it was a finished, detailed model , I did not fancy using polyester as it is so bloody messy. Instead , I first gave the hull two coats of resin, inside and out, the exterior well rubbed down. Then it was covered not in glass cloth but heavyweight model aircraft tissue. Suitably rubbed down, it worked a treat and the finished hull looks really good and has remained watertight ever since. The hull was bread and butter construction in obechi.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Phillipino desk top conversion.
    9 months ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ever felt sorry for those Philipino static models you see all over the place? Well I did and bought this launch from a charity shop in Didcot for a fiver. I reckoned that the fittings were worth that even if the change to working model failed. Fortunately, the model floated about right as it was and I managed to save a lot of weight to allow for the added weight of motor/batteries/ rc gear etc.

    The project has not been without its problems but it should be finished and ready to maiden within a couple of weeks. Not sure that I would do this again but it has been interesting......... I intend to mount it on a boat trailer rather than a stand. Report more when she is launched.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: North Rock tug
    10 months ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very nice, and nicely demonstrated. Reminds me a lot of my own little Challenge, which is very similar in performance. Tugs are great!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Receiver Ariel
    1 year ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you for your response. The reason I why I asked for clarafication was I have been for many years look ing for a model of my late father's. He built for a wealthy friend on a cost only basis, including the assembly of a Stuart Turner triple expansion engine. My dad was shocked to find it in junk shop a year later. His was larger I think and of bread and butter construction. Should anyone know of any likely contenders, do contact me here on the site.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Receiver Ariel
    1 year ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi,
    Could you tell me please. Did you build your nice Cervia from scratch or refurb an old model?
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    ๐Ÿ“ SHG Model Supplies
    2 years ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I just have looked and hey are still listed but marked out of stock. I do have a set laying around somewhere in my workshop - you are welcome to them if I can find them, let me know.
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    ๐Ÿ“ SHG Model Supplies
    2 years ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Try Hobbies ltd. i think that they were listed the last time I looked
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    ๐Ÿ“ Casting a lead bulb keel
    3 years ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Your experiences with mould-making make for interesting reading. I have never used plaster for casting lead but I do have extensive knowledge of using surgical plaster to make female moulds for vac-forming polystyrene sheet. My moulds are far smaller than yours but I have found that they MUST be thoroughly dry or you have problems. As a result I dry moulds for up to a week on top of a radiator or the hot water tank. I test it by tapping with a small hammer. If I get a ceramic 'clink' like hitting a modern house brick, then it is good to go. With the sort of volume you have there, the drying could take much longer.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Vosper RTTL at OXFORD
    3 years ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This very large Vosper RTTL was active at the Oxford Model Boat Club open day on the 7th July. At aprox 6 feet long, it is the work of Terry Gregory (hull and electronics) and Paul Izzard( superstructure). It is a spectacular performer and beautifully finished though the enormous wake means that it is normally run solo on the water.
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    ๐Ÿ“ (Tug Boat) Steam Tug Challenge
    4 years ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This little model was built to see how much my Parkinson's had affected my modelling abilities. Surprisingly little as it turned out but I cannot write legibly and find keyboards tricky too. it must be muscle-memory! The model is loosely based on Challenge and is built around a tug hull that I made as a boy I made in the sixties but with some modification. She is fully lit for night running. The crew figures are model railway lineside track gang models. They have been left in their modern high viz and helmets as the model is depicted as she is today operated in preservation as a Dunkirque little ship. She is equipped with 2 function R/C. She has not yet maidened at the time of photographing (ESC: Motroniks) (5/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ Bustler class tug
    4 years ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Marky,

    Your interest in the Bustler design is correct. I have a relatively basic model of this class of vessel, built my late father and it is a superb runner. Earlier on this year, my partner Maggie spent some time in Liverpool for the Tall Ships rage. We found this example in the Royal Albert dock dry dock. it has been painted in a WW1 dazzle camouflage and modified to serve as a pilot boat.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Bow wave suppression
    4 years ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Floating Voter,

    I do so agree that I should be flying, not ploughing. in fact, she does plane quite well, but she is 'dirty' at very high speeds.I am concerned that sooner or later, I will have electrical problems, despite trying to be careful not to overuse the throttle.

    She is fitted with 2 x JP EnErG brushless 600 O/R 1550 (C35 141), driving 38mm scale-type brass three bladers, contra-rotating. The pack is a 7.4 v, 30C lipo.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Bow wave suppression
    4 years ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That is quite a good idea, right out of left field. Thanks, I will look into it.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Bow wave suppression
    4 years ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She's already low, so I am loathed to try this. and no this is not wunwinglo from large scale planes. I do small scale planes!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Bow wave suppression
    4 years ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Doug,

    They are Lipo's, small and in the stern already!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Bow wave suppression
    4 years ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Canabus,

    I cannot really do this as she is slightly heavy. I was aware of this when I restored her last year and was careful to keep it light and aft. She is lighter than she was.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Bow wave suppression
    4 years ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Guys, my MTB has a tendency to get a little flooded by her bow wave when under way at high speeds. She has a scale spray suppression rail at the bow which is notched like the full-size. I do not want to mount anything TOO gross but do any of you have some practical suggestions to make to alieviate this problem?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Council madness...
    4 years ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Guys,

    May I change the angle slightly? I use the lakes at Oxford, St Albans and other 'park' locations and I am heartily sick of having to put up with other users of the parks feeding the ducks etc from the jetties, platforms etc from which were clearly intended for model boat use. Result? Waterfowl poo everywhere I put the model, TX or tools. Perhaps if they had to feed the ducks by kneeling in duck poo, they would not do it....๐Ÿ˜†

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Tug Boat) Titan
    4 years ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Titan was published as a semi=scale deep sea admiralty salvage tug, based on the Bustler class. My late father built her in 1953/4 and with an endless variety of radios from early valve sets to the current 2.4ghz, she has remained active ever since. Her claim to fame is that she was once operated by HM the Queen. Now fully lit, she is a favourite for night runs. (Motor: Ancient brushed electric) (5/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Naval Ship) MTB379
    4 years ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This model was originally built by my father in the 50's for i.c. power. it was laid up in 1962 and remained inactive until two years ago. At that point, I egan recommissioning it, fitting twin brushless motors in place of the deafening single glow motor and straight-cut gears. I also added a great deal detail that my dad had never added. it performs very well nicely in this guise with the added drama of a throttle-linked digital sound system. (5/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ It's a sad day!.
    4 years ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I can well imagine how you feel about your i.c. models. My recent renovation/recommissioning of my late father's Vosper MTB is kind of ironic in that it last ran in 1962 when noise suddenly became an issue. Mind you, it was VERY loud. My rebuild, needless to say, was centred around brushless motors and lipo's. But I also put an excellent sound system into it as it was so quiet. The system, by Action Electronics and is nice and loud as per the full-size but it does seem ironic that I felt the need to put sound(noise) back in! I use lots of small diesels in free-flight model aircraft and still hugely enjoy getting them 'singing' and savouring the wonderful smell in the car going home afterwards!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ MTB 379
    4 years ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I thought that they were depth charges!

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