Are you fixing the bearings as in picture with the bush flange forward BB P10110126 ?
I think martin said in a post that the shafts are 5mm turned down to 4mm how will a 5mm shaft " bow and buckle not to meantion vibrate". the likes of http://www.gsitek-props.co.uk/products.asp?cat=19 supplied thrust collars with my shafts , and so did his predecessor.
The flanged bearings will be fitted as per the photo.
As for the shafts, due to tubes being cut down to protrude only 1/2 inch from hull, it was decided that a 5mm shaft was unnecessary since a bearing would be fitted at the end of the tube. The other problem was that I made everything to suit an 8mm shaft tube and that with a 5mm shaft, would make the bearings very thin indeed. (something I did not think about earlier).
By the way, I will be using the G-Sitek running set on my Type 22 build. With Brave Borderer at 1:16th scale - everything has to be made to suit.
But thanks for your comments and please make more as you see fit - it all helps this little Black Duck
John, thanks for that, P38 it is - I always need somebody to make up my mind for me or at least that's what swmbo reckons ::) ::)
Dicky, I think you will complete at least 5 models before I finish this one