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    Been making r/c model power boats since the 1960's - and riding off road bicycles even longer!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Corvette (Sterling Kit).
    5 days ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    My Corvette must be feeling a little neglected...........๐Ÿคฃ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Sterling 63
    1 month ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    The balsa planking seems a strange choice for such a big model as it is easy to dent in use - or even in transit!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Sterling 63
    1 month ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    I worry about the Corvette being such a big model with balsa wood planking to form the hull.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Sterling 63
    1 month ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    Does your Sterling 63 have a planked balsa hull like my Sterling Corvette?
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    ๐Ÿ“ My latest acquisition, a Myford Super Seven.
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Gary,
    The "old girl" scrubbed-up quite nicely didnt she?
    Nice work Gary, I am pleased that you are happy with her and agree that the Myford green looks really good.
    You did well to cover so much metal with one tin of paint.
    Stay safe - and stay in touch!
    Bob.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fairey Faun
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Chris,
    It sounds like we will be venturing back to our model boat building for the winter season at about the same time!
    The snow has been washed away here by the rain, and it is still very cold - but I did venture out into the workshop (shed) last night and it was "bearable" (with a few layers of clothing) - so I will make a start!
    Stay safe,
    Bob.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Catalina
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    It looks a lot better than my Sterling Kits Chris Craft Corvette!

    Does it share the same balsa planking construction?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Urchin
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    Good luck Redpopman๐Ÿคฃ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Urchin
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    My Sea Urchin is still flat-pack in the plastic bag Will!
    I bought it because I remember seeing it in the old Keil Kraft catalogues all those years ago and always thought it was a character full model that I would like to build.....one day!
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    ๐Ÿ“ My latest acquisition, a Myford Super Seven.
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well done Gary, you have saved the day and returned the Super 7 to full working condition.
    With the flexibility of the Newton Tesla drive system fitted, the pressure to find a genuine replacement pulley has gone.
    You can take your time to find one at the right price, and they do come up on "the bay" from time to time.
    Sometimes you will see a grubby old Myford motor that still has a decent pulley attached for better price than a pulley on its own!
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    ๐Ÿ“ identification required please
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    These are the prop driving parts that are usually included with most out-runner electric motors.
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    ๐Ÿ“ My latest acquisition, a Myford Super Seven.
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    You could also try these guys - they sell s/h Myford lathe parts.

    Heritage Lathes, 8 Warleigh Road, Plymouth, PL4 6QN

    Phone: 07982158526

    Email: info@heritage-lathes.com
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    ๐Ÿ“ My latest acquisition, a Myford Super Seven.
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    The Newton Tesla control system just uses the same Myford motor pulley as the standard motor that would have come with the lathe.

    If the Myford branded pulley does prove to be too expensive, I seem to remember that Newton Tesla were also able to supply a suitable drive pulley, and as you only need the one groove you should be able to find an inexpensive alternative to do the job.
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    ๐Ÿ“ My latest acquisition, a Myford Super Seven.
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    The Newton Tesla drive system comes as a "plug and play" unit with the motor and control unit pre-wired.
    You have just experienced the joy of fitting the motor by yourself, and this was the only awkward part of the fit.
    The control unit was fitted to the front of the Myford coffin cabinet and held on with four M5 dome headed stainless screws, nuts and washers, and the the motor and control unit just plug into each other.
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    ๐Ÿ“ My latest acquisition, a Myford Super Seven.
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    I remember fitting that same motor by myself when I first bought the Newton Tesla drive system for the lathe - its awkward doing it on your own.

    The pulley on the Mitsubishi motor (Part Q37 A2273/1) has a woodruff key slotted into the motor shaft to stop it spinning so that should come off with a straight pull.

    Was it the triple headstock pulley on the lathe (Part number H2 A1993/1) that you had problems with?

    It may be worth asking the new Myford company (now in Hebden Bridge) how much they want for a new pulley - it should not cost that much!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Police Launch
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    That is a good looking boat Harry - and a nice size too.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sourcing timber
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    I use an alloy water-cooled mount in my boats - but I do like your idea and I will try it.

    The power loss from driving the fan should be quite minimal and it would be nice to find a use for all those prop adapters that do not get used.

    Where do you buy a fan like that?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sourcing timber
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    MY PREVIOUS QUOTE:-
    "I have now been advised (thanks Doug) that "lime" wood is actually "pear"."
    DOUGS QUOTE :-
    Er no!
    I said that basswood (as it's mostly known in the US) is called lime in the UK.
    Main thing is - that your boat doesn't go pear shaped!
    As our antipodean friends might say ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Very confusing...and not helped by that gin and "lime"!

    - so "pear wood" is known as "pear wood" and "bass wood" is known as "lime wood" - unless it is known as "Linden wood".

    I will try to remember that ๐Ÿคฃ
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    ๐Ÿ“ STRINGERS
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    I think I will just refer to the wood in my Venetian blind slats as "pear' in future as it is apparently not known by any other name .
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    ๐Ÿ“ STRINGERS
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    Yes maybe - but one would taste a lot nicer with a gin and tonic than the other ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sourcing timber
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have just braved the snow and popped out into the garage to check the spacing of the regular oblong shaped "string slots" that are machined into every Venetian blind slat that I have.

    The distance between these slots is 16", so I can make one long strip of wood from each side of every slat, and end-up with a lot of 16" lengths from the middle that will be approximately 1" wide .

    These 16" lengths could be cut or stripped as required for future projects.
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    ๐Ÿ“ STRINGERS
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks for that Doug - I knew it was also known by another name - but I guessed at the wrong one ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคฃ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sourcing timber
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    Perhaps when I have made some strips I can use them for stringers

    I have now been advised (thanks Doug) that "lime" wood is actually "pear".

    They won't be a flexible or as easy to work with as obechie as it is a harder wood, but it would probably be really good for planking larger hulls like Tony is using it for on his dragon yacht.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ STRINGERS
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    I believe that "bass" wood is another name for "pear" wood ?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sourcing timber
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    I think my venetian blind slats are pear wood and look nice.

    Maybe I could run them through the bandsaw to make long strips from both sides?

    Most of the wood (from the middle of the slates) would then convert itself into shorter lengths as I hit the regular string slots.

    Its a shame to waste so much of the wood - but I should get plenty of 1/4" wide strips and lots of short lengths to make other things from in the future!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sourcing timber
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    I dismantled an 8 ft wooden venetian blind and kept the slats as I thought they were too good to throw away or burn.
    The only problem that restrict their use is the slots that are cut at regular intervals for the various supporting chords.
    To my shame I have only used a couple for paint mixing (after chopping them down at each slot).
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fairey Faun
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    .........and you remembered the name of the boat - and where you last saw it !

    Well done ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fairey Swordsman 33
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    The Swordsman is probably still my favourite r/c powerboat model, and the 1/12 scale makes nice useable sized model.
    My first one (built in the mid 1960's) went to a new home not long after I got married in 1971, but now I am building another one - not sure how I managed so long without one!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fairey Huntsman 31
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    My first ever r/c powerboat was made from an Aerokits Swordsman kit that I bought after saving up for it out of my meagre apprenticeship wages in the 1960's.
    I enjoyed building and running this model boat on the River Avon and I also raced it in the early off-shore series too!
    Maybe this is why the Swordsman remains one of my favourite r/c powerboats (?) and the 1/12 scale makes a really nice size model that can be used in just about any of the UK weather that gets thrown at us!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: My (not yet complete) workshop
    2 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    That looks like an "above average" amount of workshop space ...and worktops too.
    Very impressive - it makes my shed look very small!๐Ÿคฃ
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