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Title: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 04, 2018, 08:33:29 PM
I just bought this airbrush kit. I still have to learn how to use it  O0 .
Many people recommended this and at £75 a bargain


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SwitZer-Double-Action-Airbrush-Kit-Compressor-With-Tank-AS186-Paint-Nail-Tatoo/132166170957?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 04, 2018, 08:35:59 PM
Last night one of mine went faulty but bought years ago. More for the money since then.
5 wireless switch socket adapters and two remotes £20.89  :-))


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-Pack-Wireless-Sockets-Switch-Home-Mains-UK-Plug-AC-Power-2x-Remote-Control/292076920662?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 04, 2018, 08:38:04 PM
Guitar lessons going well but broke a string  :embarrassed:  tuning it the wrong direction.
Winder for next time  :-)


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jim-Dunlop-Roadpro-Deluxe-String-Winder-Peg-Puller/401198234641?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 04, 2018, 08:42:42 PM
It's no wonder I'm skint  {-)
Stocked up on dremel bits
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dremel-628-Precision-7-Drill-Bit-Set-0-8mm-1-2mm-1-6mm-2-0mm-2-4mm-2-8mm-3-2mm/180490739858?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Stavros on March 04, 2018, 08:55:10 PM
Went up to Component shop and bought 6 sets of Xc60 plugs and socketts some Gold connectors and a brushless speed controller....Looks like Iain is going to get some more Wonga out of me next week for a brushless and esc




Dave
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 04, 2018, 08:58:31 PM
Very easy spending money there  {-)  I have a drawer full  O0 for future.


I also bought this on Kim's recommendation and personally I don't think it needs altering when I compared it to the size of a Speedline 1/12 scale crewman's hand  {-)


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC4WD-Ratchet-Tie-Down-Assembly-with-Hook-Ends-555mm-21inch-Z-S1009/391944286911?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC4WD-Ratchet-Tie-Down-Assembly-with-Hook-Ends-555mm-21inch-Z-S1009/391944286911?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on March 04, 2018, 09:17:54 PM
anyone fancy a guess ?






(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/02/27/Image-27-02-2018-at-14.03.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/B30QZ)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 04, 2018, 09:27:55 PM
Definitely a boat  :}  Is it a Shannon? or a recent second hand acquisition that I could not afford just now  {:-{


That Nordkap looking mighty fine up there  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on March 04, 2018, 09:33:33 PM

Is it a shelving unit flat pack Baldrick?


I ordered a set of etched stanchions on Friday but did not properly process the address on the pay pal invoice, so it is going to my old home in West Sussex!


Hopefully a friend who lives there can find out the new occupants details if friendly and send it on to me.



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on March 04, 2018, 09:35:11 PM
Come on Balderick...... >>:-( ...you tempted us with this same MH&B parcel snap on the .....

February 27, 2018, 02:12:44 PM Ľ

So we have been patiently waiting for the undoings  O0

Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 04, 2018, 09:39:24 PM
So looks like Shannon size
 (https://photos.smugmug.com/Shannon/Speedline-Shannon-class/n-PcCRt6/i-MrpjqjN/0/834ba067/L/i-MrpjqjN-L.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on March 04, 2018, 09:39:38 PM
The only thing I've bought this week is a small jewellers anvil as I'm tired of knocking hell out of my work bench  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 04, 2018, 09:40:51 PM
The only thing I've bought this week is a small jewellers anvil as I'm tired of knocking hell out of my work bench  {-)
That's a great idea  O0
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on March 04, 2018, 09:53:04 PM
Andy this is what you want and you know it  %%


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quality-Mini-Horn-Anvil-Small-Base-Miniature-Dapping-Jewellery-Crafts-Tools/251835777299?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908103841%26meid%3D82327d75f71a4574ac8d9c9bd1b22974%26pid%3D100227%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D13%26sd%3D273090978322%26itm%3D251835777299&_trksid=p2054502.c100227.m3827
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 04, 2018, 10:00:06 PM
Thanks Mark  :-))  more skinterer  :embarrassed: 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on March 04, 2018, 10:02:17 PM
Your welcome  :-)   %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Neil on March 04, 2018, 10:14:55 PM

anyone fancy a guess ?






(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/02/27/Image-27-02-2018-at-14.03.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/B30QZ)


an ironing board, {-) %% %% %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on March 04, 2018, 11:21:42 PM
Expensive Ironing Board Neil {-)................

Now when it comes back to model building......nothing is more basic than a <*<  hammer & chisel ........so to compliment these...this miniature anvil with both flat and rounded horns is great....... :-))

Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BrianB6 on March 05, 2018, 01:00:55 AM
60 sleeper slabs for the side of our daughters drive.
At least she painted them.  %%
Now any new boat will have to wait.  <:(
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 05, 2018, 06:45:03 AM
 
 .... another 4 Tb external backup drive!  {:-{
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: SailorGreg on March 05, 2018, 08:00:54 AM
Last night one of mine went faulty but bought years ago. More for the money since then.
5 wireless switch socket adapters and two remotes £20.89  :-))


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-Pack-Wireless-Sockets-Switch-Home-Mains-UK-Plug-AC-Power-2x-Remote-Control/292076920662?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-Pack-Wireless-Sockets-Switch-Home-Mains-UK-Plug-AC-Power-2x-Remote-Control/292076920662?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


You apparently bought the last one - "This item is out of stock". Good timing!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 05, 2018, 08:27:02 AM

You apparently bought the last one - "This item is out of stock". Good timing!
Plenty of other sellers  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Brian60 on March 05, 2018, 08:34:39 AM
Just back from a visit to the UK. Knowing I was going for a week, the last month or so I have been ordering bits and bobs from ebay - mostly electronic components. Imagine my surprise on adding it all up and it totalling more than £80!

Fortunately as none of these cost more than a fiver (different suppliers) it won't show up as a lump sum in the joint bank account {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on March 05, 2018, 02:09:34 PM





  I have a cunning plan . Having told Mrs B that I am thinking of a new hobby she has concluded that it is music and I am learning to play the xylophone ! Must get an appropriate C D to play on the PC to keep the illusion going.


 I'm still open to guesses




(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/03/05/Image-05-03-2018-at-13.54.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/B6HF4)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on March 05, 2018, 03:11:17 PM
Just had this commissioned by Mark Hawkins (3D Boats) at Shapeways for my 1/72 scale HMS Warrior:


https://www.shapeways.com/product/EJ9B8ATC2/ships-figure-head-1-72?optionId=64925459 (https://www.shapeways.com/product/EJ9B8ATC2/ships-figure-head-1-72?optionId=64925459)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: GAZOU on March 05, 2018, 04:12:24 PM

Cette semaine j'ai achetť le pain, tous les jours


(https://i62.servimg.com/u/f62/19/02/07/93/gazoue10.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19020793/529)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on March 05, 2018, 04:35:13 PM
Ce qui ! aucun fromage puant ?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: GAZOU on March 05, 2018, 07:36:23 PM
Un vrai bon fromage franÁais ne pue pas, Áa envoyť O0 {-) :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on March 05, 2018, 08:06:41 PM
Mon Dieu, ne vous le mettre derriŤre les oreilles ?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on March 05, 2018, 08:33:27 PM
Having took a long time to file out the recess for the prop shaft in the doublers using fine round Permagrit files I ordered some coarse ones yesterday.

And today I dropped by Lidl, having been given a heads up on their digital angle gauges. Also bought some Forstner bits.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 05, 2018, 08:37:41 PM
Forgot I'd bought these until I just received a delivery notice. Four of for £18.01 delivered.
I wasted a new battery last week by leaving it switched on accidentally, now I know what they mean by puffed  {-)


ZIPPY FLIGHTMAX 700MAH 6.6V 5C LIFEPO4 RECEIVER PACK
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 05, 2018, 08:49:07 PM

Cette semaine j'ai achetť le pain, tous les jours


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Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Daleb on March 05, 2018, 11:16:11 PM
I took delivery of this lovely kit a few days ago...


http://www.legendmodelboats.com/miss_behave.htm


No more spending from me for a while  %)




Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on March 06, 2018, 08:16:43 AM
Received a Hilda(Dremel) mini drill(spare brushes) from Banggood with a 97 bits kit, flex lead, router guide, front handle and grinder guard.
Best thing all the Dremel stuff fits!!!!
Still waiting for the bench fitting which holds the drill up whilst using drill with flex lead.
Ordered a 90 degree bend unit, saw blades, drills, router bits, etc.
Easter will be like Christmas !!!!

Also received a replacement motor for the new one that smoke after a minute run.
The second one has a bell sound on start and stopping !!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuSCq_Z2Vxc

Canabus
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 06, 2018, 10:56:48 AM
I took delivery of this lovely kit a few days ago...


http://www.legendmodelboats.com/miss_behave.htm (http://www.legendmodelboats.com/miss_behave.htm)


No more spending from me for a while  %)


A new kit is usually only the beginning of the spending  {-)  Very nice  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Nordlys on March 06, 2018, 01:36:22 PM
For Daleb  -  I have sent a PM today.
Nord.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Daleb on March 06, 2018, 01:39:22 PM
[quote A new kit is usually only the beginning of the spending  {-)  Very nice  :-)



You're not wrong there Andy  ;) but we'll keep that quiet from SWMBO[size=78%] [/size] :}
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Daleb on March 06, 2018, 02:01:33 PM
For Daleb  -  I have sent a PM today.
Nord.


PM replied
Dale.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Neil on March 06, 2018, 02:25:23 PM

aujourd'hui, j'ai achetť des saucisses, du poulet et des lťgumes pour le thť, plus une soudure en plastique et de la colle humbrol pour mon atlantic 21, un homme ne peut pas modťliser sur un estomac vide Gazou {-) {-) %% %% %%
neil.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: GAZOU on March 06, 2018, 09:26:25 PM

 :-))


You dip the chicken and the vegetables into the tea ?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on March 06, 2018, 10:12:13 PM
new axminster hobby bandsaw, plus the 305mm 3 in 1 sheet metal machine for metal bending, shearing and rolling.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 07, 2018, 02:08:19 PM
I just bought this airbrush kit. I still have to learn how to use it  O0 .
Many people recommended this and at £75 a bargain


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SwitZer-Double-Action-Airbrush-Kit-Compressor-With-Tank-AS186-Paint-Nail-Tatoo/132166170957?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SwitZer-Double-Action-Airbrush-Kit-Compressor-With-Tank-AS186-Paint-Nail-Tatoo/132166170957?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Just arrived by Yodel. Both brittle plastic boxes for the airbrushes were broken so negotiated a £10 refund. Result only £65 slivs  :-)


Nice piece of kit, thanks to those who recommended it. Whisper quiet when running too


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-PcMqwtC/0/4890cbc1/X3/2BE37418-F2C2-4480-B358-CC62518A9684-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Stan on March 07, 2018, 04:03:32 PM
 Hi Andy Just the job. You will wonder how you managed without one. You can spray my next project. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Stan.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 07, 2018, 04:59:52 PM
I don't even know what pressure to operate at  {-)  and you'd let me loose on your hard work  %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on March 07, 2018, 10:36:34 PM
Hi all this week I bought a Kindle paperwhite reader, but not with real money!  I used accumulated Airmiles from Qantas which I translated into gift vouchers (digital) from Myers (Australia).  Seemed the best value for money deal as the Qantas shop contents was not encouraging and delivery was only to Oz!
The cover came from Birmingham sent to home address in UK and they will be united in a week's time.
My son and I have similar tastes in books so I share his account and have 30 odd books to read.
regards Roy
 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 07, 2018, 10:38:41 PM
Nice. Wife has had one a long time now and takes it everywhere, better than a case full of books  O0
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on March 08, 2018, 02:00:19 AM
T33CNO.

Very cheap at less than £100 so fair enough.  I recognise the kit and give some experience myself with the Chineese stuff.  Apologies if you already know it...

...whats the nozzle size on the brushes? The Chinese stuff I started out with would regularly clog and it got frustrating after a while. Even as a beginner they weren't much use consistently.  From memory they're around the 0.2mm size.  I changed to a brush Neo from Iwata and what a difference!  Think it's 0.3mm? Night and Day difference on the same small compressor and totally rstored my faith in airbrushing.  Sorry I can't really put the change of brush it into words, you'll jut have to read the many other folk who found the same as me.

Also:  With a brush its advisable to have a "run through pot". They cost about £30 but have a look at the pics of them,  I made mine from an empty coffee tin can, a small funnel (£1.00), a wad of cooker hood filter media etc. as a vent.   With a big triangular base of scrap whatever hot melt glued to the bottom of the can it won't ever tip over.  That has made brush cleaning and changing between colours SO much easier!

Cheers,

Riich
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on March 08, 2018, 02:16:16 AM
Not this week but I received this little set of mouldings which I hope I can put together...

http://www.amera.co.uk/product_images/w102_1.jpg

I ordered a few fittings for it roughly 1:60 -1:70 and a Viper mini ESC from Cornwall Model boats and the order turned up less than 24h later.  Not bad and alesson for averone else claiming the highlands and isles is more cost and longer to ship!!!!  I made a mistake and am still waiting for a 3" custom propshaft from someone on Ebay after 2 weeks ....still waiting.  Nonsense.

Steerable kort turned up today from MMB but a bit bigger than expected.  Hmm some re-thinking requred on such a small model.

I'd attach pics but still not found a suitable image hosting site I am happy with since demise of photobucket.

Rich

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 08, 2018, 07:48:44 AM
Thanks Rich Iíll read over and over and digest  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 08, 2018, 08:21:57 AM
I can't find any poor feedback on the net regarding corrosion on this unit.


This is the airbrush spec


2 Airbrush Kits Specification: bd-132 double action airbrush:* Fluid nozzle: 0.3MM* Working pressure: 15-30 psi* Capacity of cup: 7 c.c.* Adjusting spanner, Pipette, Barbed hose connectorbd-128p double action airbrush:* Body Length 150MM* Nozzle Diameter: 0.35MM* Metal Cup: 5cc* Control: push button* Glass Jars: 22cc* 1 X Spanner
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: C-3PO on March 08, 2018, 11:13:48 AM
TARGET supplies - Arduino Nano's & Stepper Motors

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/03/08/Purchases.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Bob K on March 08, 2018, 11:26:22 AM
Are the mini eggs components required for the TARGET project?
How do you wire and control them  %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tony23 on March 08, 2018, 10:10:14 PM
Bought a Megaflo from Ebay for the renovation of my new bungalow got for half the retail price and brand new!

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 05:46:18 PM

Thread died with T33 so it's back  :-))
Caldercraft stud link chain for Porgarth. Not cheap hope I got it right  :embarrassed:  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Caldercraft-Brass-Stud-Link-Anchor-Chain-4-Links-per-Inch-1mtr-C65409/322523087251?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Caldercraft-Brass-Stud-Link-Anchor-Chain-4-Links-per-Inch-1mtr-C65409/322523087251?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)

39mm I.D. pipe as the 38mm I bought was just less and will not accommodate my bow thruster  :((
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLEAR-ACRYLIC-TUBE-100mm-200mm-300mm-lengths-30mm-to-70mm-Outside-Diameters/200973097176?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=500191833753&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLEAR-ACRYLIC-TUBE-100mm-200mm-300mm-lengths-30mm-to-70mm-Outside-Diameters/200973097176?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=500191833753&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Wall mount for my LXT battery charger. Part of workshop optimisation, space is becoming expensive
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/StealthMounts-Wall-Mount-for-Makita-18v-Battery-Charger-DC18RA-DC18RB-LXT/132654228498?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/StealthMounts-Wall-Mount-for-Makita-18v-Battery-Charger-DC18RA-DC18RB-LXT/132654228498?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Multi socket with illuminated switches. AS above
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-Way-Gang-1-5M-Individually-Switched-Red-Neon-Power-Mains-Extension-Lead-White/362496943032?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-Way-Gang-1-5M-Individually-Switched-Red-Neon-Power-Mains-Extension-Lead-White/362496943032?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Garden/yard light unbelievable quality/value
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Modern-Integrated-LED-Floodlights-Exterior-Patio-Lights-Motion-Sensor-10W-75W/352542832688?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=621866570384&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Modern-Integrated-LED-Floodlights-Exterior-Patio-Lights-Motion-Sensor-10W-75W/352542832688?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=621866570384&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Additional smart plugs for growing home automation project on the cheap
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smart-Plug-WiFi-Sockets-Power-Socket-for-Amazon-Alexa-Google-Home-IFTTT-LOT-UK-R/153318416240?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=453208561174&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smart-Plug-WiFi-Sockets-Power-Socket-for-Amazon-Alexa-Google-Home-IFTTT-LOT-UK-R/153318416240?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=453208561174&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)



For Mark T  :-))


Cannot find cheaper by a long way
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Filter-passend-fŁr-Bosch-GAS-20-L-SFC-Rundfilter-Dauerfilter-Faltenfilter-GAS20/172307267251?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 05:58:54 PM




  I have a cunning plan . Having told Mrs B that I am thinking of a new hobby she has concluded that it is music and I am learning to play the xylophone ! Must get an appropriate C D to play on the PC to keep the illusion going.


 I'm still open to guesses




(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/03/05/Image-05-03-2018-at-13.54.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/B6HF4)


C'mon time to fess up  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on January 05, 2019, 06:11:38 PM
Thread died with T33 so it's back  :-))
Caldercraft stud link chain for Porgarth. Not cheap hope I got it right  :embarrassed:  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Caldercraft-Brass-Stud-Link-Anchor-Chain-4-Links-per-Inch-1mtr-C65409/322523087251?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Caldercraft-Brass-Stud-Link-Anchor-Chain-4-Links-per-Inch-1mtr-C65409/322523087251?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)

39mm I.D. pipe as the 38mm I bought was just less and will not accommodate my bow thruster  :((
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLEAR-ACRYLIC-TUBE-100mm-200mm-300mm-lengths-30mm-to-70mm-Outside-Diameters/200973097176?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=500191833753&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLEAR-ACRYLIC-TUBE-100mm-200mm-300mm-lengths-30mm-to-70mm-Outside-Diameters/200973097176?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=500191833753&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Wall mount for my LXT battery charger. Part of workshop optimisation, space is becoming expensive
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/StealthMounts-Wall-Mount-for-Makita-18v-Battery-Charger-DC18RA-DC18RB-LXT/132654228498?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/StealthMounts-Wall-Mount-for-Makita-18v-Battery-Charger-DC18RA-DC18RB-LXT/132654228498?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Multi socket with illuminated switches. AS above
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-Way-Gang-1-5M-Individually-Switched-Red-Neon-Power-Mains-Extension-Lead-White/362496943032?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-Way-Gang-1-5M-Individually-Switched-Red-Neon-Power-Mains-Extension-Lead-White/362496943032?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Garden/yard light unbelievable quality/value
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Modern-Integrated-LED-Floodlights-Exterior-Patio-Lights-Motion-Sensor-10W-75W/352542832688?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=621866570384&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Modern-Integrated-LED-Floodlights-Exterior-Patio-Lights-Motion-Sensor-10W-75W/352542832688?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=621866570384&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Additional smart plugs for growing home automation project on the cheap
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smart-Plug-WiFi-Sockets-Power-Socket-for-Amazon-Alexa-Google-Home-IFTTT-LOT-UK-R/153318416240?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=453208561174&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smart-Plug-WiFi-Sockets-Power-Socket-for-Amazon-Alexa-Google-Home-IFTTT-LOT-UK-R/153318416240?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=453208561174&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)



For Mark T  :-))


Cannot find cheaper by a long way
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Filter-passend-f (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Filter-passend-f)Łr-Bosch-GAS-20-L-SFC-Rundfilter-Dauerfilter-Faltenfilter-GAS20/172307267251?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649


Uh Oh the link's not working Andy and I really need a new filter as I've caned the old one.  Honestly the best bit of marriage saving kit that I've ever bought.  Keeps the home dust free and fits on every power tool I own :)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 06:13:15 PM
Copy and paste the whole link Mark :-))  I could not correct the link don't know why just that one is partly blacked out but copy paste works


Thanks for the sanding block link in your build  :-))  didn't want to clutter you up with similar comments
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on January 05, 2019, 07:08:32 PM
Yep that worked and one's ordered -  the sanding blocks seem pretty good and should save a lot of mess.  Let me know how you rate them when you get one :)  The hose plugs straight into the Bosch Gas once you remove the standard hose.  It couldn't be easier  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 07:10:30 PM
 :-))
I will
New link from my phone
Low stock so Iím buying another  :-))
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F172307267251 (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F172307267251)



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 07:19:30 PM
I bought this too but cannot report as still in transit. Thought I may as well use it around the house occasionally
I already vac my large expanse of decking with it  :-))  so this will be easier


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Floor-Brush-for-Bosch-GAS-20-L-SFC-Professional-32mm-38mm/263838748939?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Floor-Brush-for-Bosch-GAS-20-L-SFC-Professional-32mm-38mm/263838748939?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 08:36:40 PM
Coffee alert ! on reordering I'm pleased to find a further price reduction
£9.99 for 48 delivered  :-))
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007PRVELU/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on January 05, 2019, 08:43:26 PM
Definately can't survive without coffee these days ok2


I've bought some paint, some couplings, and a hull off ebay of a 1/100 scale German Braunschweig class Corvette. Something a bit different and some of the suggestions provided by the seller may change my mind of wat it'll build into (a possible what-if) but we will see. I bought some plans of HMS Warrior but not the full set as they were only the first three drawings on Mowell's model from the 1980s. Might find the remainng six one day.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 08:48:39 PM
Interesting Nick  and reminds me I need a coupling for my 40mm bow thruster 30MM props. A 3mm shaft but I have no idea what to drive it with and no manufacturer recommendations of RPM  %)  How many motors can I go through before getting it right  %%
I'm thinking brushless 28mm ish? around 850kv so I can tune it up or down with LiPo voltage


EDIT
perhaps?
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-aerodrive-sk3-2826-980kv-brushless-outrunner-motor.html
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Stan on January 05, 2019, 08:56:38 PM
Not a lot Just a few batteries refitting time for some of older projects.


Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: cos918 on January 05, 2019, 10:24:28 PM
a 9 car Shinkansen Series Zero bullet train in HO
Very nice but not cheep

John
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on January 06, 2019, 12:35:33 PM
A 3/8th extension bar and a set of adapters, so that I can use various sizes of sockets on my even longer extension barís. (Principally to remove very tight bolt holding A/C compressor on the Jag)

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on January 06, 2019, 05:59:29 PM
Yet another supply of timber from SLEC, a delivery of finishing materials (cloth, resin, filler etc.) from Deluxe Materials and for another hobby, photography, a quite expensive lens.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Andyn on January 06, 2019, 06:39:13 PM
A 3.5 multi, complete with everything minus engine.. no photos, not here yet %)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on January 06, 2019, 08:59:20 PM
So LB says....."(Principally to remove very tight bolt holding A/C compressor on the Jag"

Sorry, the only thing the new extension will do is allow that full torque to be applied & I bet she will shear off at the head  {-) 


Score....Jag= +4, .......LB= -3

Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 06, 2019, 09:03:39 PM
Yesterday I ordered 48 dolce gusto coffee pods £9.99 from Amazon prime
This morning a message OUT FOR DELIVERY
Waited all day and received a bicycle helmet  {-) %%





Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: leaky on January 06, 2019, 09:14:15 PM
A selection of wood from SLEC and some resin seats for the cabin of my speedboat.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Stan on January 06, 2019, 10:09:56 PM
Not much skint after Christmas.




Stan.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on January 07, 2019, 12:04:29 PM
So LB says....."(Principally to remove very tight bolt holding A/C compressor on the Jag"

Sorry, the only thing the new extension will do is allow that full torque to be applied & I bet she will shear off at the head  {-) 
Score....Jag= +4, .......LB= -3
Derek

Well Derek, when it did eventually, go, it with an almighty crack, and I did indeed think something had given way but it was alright. It was at the back of the compressor and was holding the plate which in turn held the two large diameter hoses in position on the compressor. Whoever had torque that blessed thing up did far too good a job of it!
It was the only way that I could do it as well without dismantling the fuel rail and all the other gubbins in the valley.

So, me 5 , Jag/compressor Now't

LB

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on January 07, 2019, 12:40:57 PM
they normally do that leaving you with skinned knuckles on the nearest sharp surface.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on January 07, 2019, 01:33:08 PM

C'mon time to fess up  :-)


     something similar can be seen in this thread in use.
https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=45562.0
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 07, 2019, 01:52:00 PM
Awesomeness  :-))  Baldrick
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tigertiger on January 07, 2019, 05:06:21 PM
***Topic tidied up***
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 07, 2019, 06:34:30 PM
Waiting for a helmet but got some cafe crappots which are in the compactor as I speak  >>:-( <*< >>:-(
Ned
I have a helmet free to a good home  :-))  amazon price £23.99 apparently  {-)


Coffee arrived  :-)
Also from eBay a multi switched indicator lit 6 way for further workshop improvement £8.99 delivered.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-tmt8Cr4/0/10d31817/XL/35F874CF-E042-47EF-AF9E-FBC6A90F0F75-XL.jpg)


Also the Bosch vac attachment from Poland Mark T


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-4ngFBx8/0/4c1018ae/X3/42DDC866-6345-40CE-860C-7FDB5DD7CE49-X3.jpg)



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Atlantic Mouldings on January 07, 2019, 08:10:57 PM
Should have brought some coffee too but ended up buying this instead.  : :embarrassed: O0 O0 O0


Not quite sure itís going to fit in the workshop though {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 07, 2019, 08:14:14 PM
Jaguar?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Atlantic Mouldings on January 07, 2019, 08:18:38 PM
Yes GR3a

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 07, 2019, 08:38:17 PM
Yes GR3a
Got a plan of what youíre doing with it ?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on January 07, 2019, 08:51:09 PM
Got a plan of what youíre doing with it ?


  Garden Vac   ?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Atlantic Mouldings on January 07, 2019, 09:06:44 PM
Dont know yet , but it would make an awesome patio heater %% %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: KitS on January 07, 2019, 11:45:27 PM
Handy as a snow blower if we get a bad winter too............  ok2 :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 09, 2019, 09:55:13 PM
Aircraft continued....
Wife just booked Cheltenham CC for the royal international air tattoo with shuttle bus from the racecourse  :-) https://www.airtattoo.com/airshow (https://www.airtattoo.com/airshow)


https://youtu.be/x4RIUgl4PIQ
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 11, 2019, 11:59:57 AM
Birthday treat
Aquaman in 3D 12.15  :-)

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: john44 on January 11, 2019, 01:37:37 PM
Thermal gloves, vest and socks, it was blooming freezing down the lake on Wednesday.
Can,t wait to try them all out on Sunday, you watch I bet we have a bright sunny day.


John
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on January 11, 2019, 01:41:26 PM
I bought a couple of ESCs and a couple of props for my refurb/overhaul of a couple of Bilings models I bought completed from eBay. I am one of the fortunate few to still have a model shop within half an hour's drive (Howes).
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 11, 2019, 04:41:39 PM
Birthday treat
Aquaman in 3D 12.15  :-)
My first 3D experience in over 20 yrs and I found this film to be very entertaining. Looking forwards to Aleta battle angel next month  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tsenecal on January 11, 2019, 06:12:33 PM

can i play along?


THIS week i bought...


one of the DSOs and two of the ESCs
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 11, 2019, 06:15:56 PM
Off course but no Idea DSO? {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tsenecal on January 11, 2019, 07:28:02 PM
Off course but no Idea DSO? {-)


digital oscilloscope.... a cheap "nano" model that doesn't do much, but does enough...
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 11, 2019, 07:40:31 PM

digital oscilloscope.... a cheap "nano" model that doesn't do much, but does enough...


Thank you but still right over my head  {-)  whoosh
Enjoy  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BrianB6 on January 13, 2019, 01:42:09 AM
Maybe this should be in Jokes and Humour.
Don't laugh, I had to buy a new washing up brush.   SWMBO asked me to wash up a bowl of something she found in a cupboard.
I tried neat washing up liquid to start and after several other attempts including turps and meths. I gave up.
Nothing would disolve what ever it was and the brush and my hands were covered in a really sticky goo.
Nothing for it but to throw the bowl and brush away.   It took 2 days and numerous washes to get it off my hands.  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on January 13, 2019, 10:03:13 AM
Hi all I had a delivery from an on-line company and the driver drove past my house turned around and parked opposite and came across to deliver the package. 

You have guessed it.  It was a new larger house number.
regards,
Roy


Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 19, 2019, 06:28:19 PM
Just ordered a Yale smart home alarm starter pack to convert my older wireless alarm to iPhone operation.
Will be delivered free tomorrow by Amazon Prime, one of the benefits of subscription
£129.99 far cheaper than anyone else


https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01I549CW4/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: plastic on January 19, 2019, 06:53:35 PM
I treated myself to an EMU ESI-32 music sampler - going 'old school' with my electro music.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on January 19, 2019, 07:16:33 PM
I continued with my collection of RAF squadron badges I have been a member of-
Since I am joining the Hercules fleet I have bought:


(https://i.ibb.co/Fm6jL7d/s-l140.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 19, 2019, 07:18:38 PM
I continued with my collection of RAF squadron badges I have been a member of-
Since I am joining the Hercules fleet I have bought:


(https://i.ibb.co/Fm6jL7d/s-l140.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)


Nice  :-))  I've flown in quite a few but never experienced a landing  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on January 19, 2019, 07:20:12 PM
As they say in my job- why jump out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft! {-)

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 19, 2019, 07:27:35 PM
As they say in my job- why jump out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft! {-)
Many fresh paras wonít get their wings due to cost cuts these days

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on January 19, 2019, 07:30:27 PM
Many fresh paras wonít get their wings due to cost cuts these days




I might be wrong but everytime I've flown from Brize I've seen some Shorts Skyvans sitting on the pans. When I asked about them the aircrew said that they were used for parachute training so perhaps they use those more than the Hercs these days. I was surprised that there were some flying examples of Skyvans considering how old they are!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 19, 2019, 07:32:43 PM
Theyíre more likely for free fall
Canít really do two sticks of 32 in battle order with full equipment from a flying breadbin  {-)
When I was at Brize in 78 the runway was used by Concorde pilots for night landing touch and go all feckin night
By morning all our bunks has slid to the centre of the billet  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 19, 2019, 07:37:58 PM
May 1978 not long after Prince Charles and Andrew did their course
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Nostalgia/My-past/i-HFrHKPP/0/25367737/X2/image-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 19, 2019, 07:42:25 PM
https://youtu.be/Of4E-2fSeWs
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on January 19, 2019, 07:44:19 PM
You're braver than me! Even when I'm sitting in the Tonkas with the live Martin Bakers its a scary thought that the handle between my legs can throw me out of the aircraft and shorten my spine by an inch (if I was strapped in!). Its a good thing that we have chaps that are as barmy as you guys to do those missions.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 19, 2019, 07:53:40 PM
My mate on the back row broke his back on the course by landing in a tangle with another chute so practically upside down. Three Scottish lads quit and returned to regiment probably to be dismissed or transferred. One of them refused and the others folded with him. Theres a huge failure rate before the para course just to earn the Beret. 144 on my cadre on day one. 27 passed P company  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 19, 2019, 08:01:41 PM
Stirring music https://youtu.be/887eHiXP6Jg
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 22, 2019, 07:29:43 PM
A Qi phone charging mount for the new car  :-))  There are cheaper ones but this has best reviews.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07FTJPKYP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07FTJPKYP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)


C1uY304ir1S.mp4 (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/C1uY304ir1S.mp4)


And roof cross bars
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/135cm-Car-Roof-Bars-Rack-Lockable-Rail-For-Citroen-C4-Berlingo-Multispace-MPV/183328159355?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on January 23, 2019, 12:10:13 PM
Some EMA model supplies Plastic weld - though still have to find some mojo to go in the loft and start finishing victory  %)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 23, 2019, 02:11:40 PM
New release from HK
for NickB  :-))
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/avios-c-130.html?utm_campaign=33514_WED+EDM+C-130++23%2F01%2F2019&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Hextronik+Limited&dm_i=4SQP%2CPUY%2C9W9IU%2C1TFF%2C1&___store=en_us (https://hobbyking.com/en_us/avios-c-130.html?utm_campaign=33514_WED+EDM+C-130++23%2F01%2F2019&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Hextronik+Limited&dm_i=4SQP%2CPUY%2C9W9IU%2C1TFF%2C1&___store=en_us)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on January 23, 2019, 02:23:30 PM
Iíll see how close it is to the real thing when I get there! ok2
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 23, 2019, 08:49:39 PM
Phone Qi charger mount delivered by Prime already. Very pleased with this.


Only suitable vent on the Berlingo is by the quarter light.
My new one on Friday has electric mirrors so the manual adjuster won't be a problem


The vent
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-dWXBPXj/0/3f499220/X3/D529DEFB-3696-4DEB-BE72-D62D13C65F31-X3.jpg)


Clipped on


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-6w8gs7j/0/27547e93/X3/53D16023-3949-4F0C-BABA-42F4C687E873-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-2r7NC2J/0/11c37190/X3/8C23A335-6265-4702-A1C3-504CE9E96D5A-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 24, 2019, 07:30:48 PM
2x10L of adblue
I get my later model Berlingo tomorrow
A driving weekend ahead with visits to holy island and Scarborough RNLI
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: justboatonic on January 25, 2019, 12:18:33 PM
Had a lovely 'day' with my wife doing the weekly shopping at Fleetwood ASDA  <:(
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on January 25, 2019, 06:37:41 PM
2x10L of adblue
I get my later model Berlingo tomorrow
A driving weekend ahead with visits to holy island and Scarborough RNLI




Pull into the truck fuel pumps and fill up with "draught adblu" from the pump as we call it - its cheaper depending on how much you use
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on January 25, 2019, 06:38:44 PM
I've bought myself an Osteopath  - he had better sort out this pain in my shoulder when he gets here  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 25, 2019, 06:39:23 PM
I canít find pump prices but hear itís dearer than £1 per litre ?


I have 17 litre tank so easy enough to top up from the shed at home at under £1 delivered
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on January 25, 2019, 06:48:14 PM
I'll have a look for you next week for a price - by boss goes only lets us get a 10L can if its an emergency as I use about 50 - 60 litres a week.  Always out of the pump for us as he tells us its about 30% cheaper?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on January 25, 2019, 07:31:37 PM
I've bought nothing this week so far, but I am going to Howes tomorrow, so that is likely to change.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on January 25, 2019, 07:56:32 PM
My digital camera of 9 years, which has served me very well including a four month detachment to the Falkland Islands during the winter months, bit the dust yesterday. It survived the coldest winter tempertures I have ever experienced and it survived the movers at Brize Norton but the holiday to North Somerset last October caused a chunck of screen to fall away. No matter how I tried dust kept getting in to the gap behind the screen and when I turned it on yesterday the screen gave up!
So I decided to move on to the next generation of camera, a Digital SLR, a Canon EOS 4000 with a standard 24 to 55mm lense. It's not the most sophisticated DSLR, and it's in no way the best either, but I'm happy with this beginner'e entry into DSLR technology. I'm having fun learning the new functions and the manual focus to acheive different results. :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on January 25, 2019, 08:16:27 PM
1 meter of high pressure fuel hose for the Jag. (The big spend will begin next week).

Also had my Nikkor 24-70 lens repaired and returned after it fell out of the back of the car. (Was hoping for a new one but the repair was cheaper :(()

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on January 25, 2019, 08:28:59 PM
Also had my Nikkor 24-70 lens repaired and returned after it fell out of the back of the car. (Was hoping for a new one but the repair was cheaper :(( )

LB


I feel your pain, after doing my research for my new DSLR I have a new respect for modern lenses and the camera they attach to! Not cheap in the slightest!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: dougal99 on January 25, 2019, 08:42:15 PM
it survived the movers at Brize Norton



Monstrous slur. Pistols at dawn sir!  <*< <*< :police: :police:
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on January 25, 2019, 08:52:19 PM

Monstrous slur. Pistols at dawn sir!  <*< <*< :police: :police:


Iíll accept if you can find my missing wheel off my suitcase from 2012! {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on January 26, 2019, 12:13:47 AM

I feel your pain, after doing my research for my new DSLR I have a new respect for modern lenses and the camera they attach to! Not cheap in the slightest!

Didn't cause me much pain as it was done on the insurance, A new lens would have cost them £2k+.

The guy I was speaking didn't seem to understand that it was not attached to the camera at the time, and kept asking me if the camera was OK He didn't understand what a DSLR was apparently; that was until I told him that if it had  been on the camera body at the time, it would have cost them in the region of £6k+ to replace them. I think I was a bit slow there somehow.

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 29, 2019, 05:18:39 PM
Some really excellent quality rubber car mats by Travall  :-))


Q? has anyone got personal experience of a 12 volt screen demister. There are very mixed contradictory reviews about all the ones I've looked at. I have aircon so that ought to help but diesels are so slow to warm up.
I have 2 12 volt sockets on the circuit backed by a 30 amp fuse so the 200watt models would be ok if they work




Just bought 8 assorted torps
https://uk.the-sub.com/beers/?email=bypass&utm_medium=email&utm_source=salesforce&utm_content=ctabutton_beers&utm_campaign=2_top_rated_torps_uk_uk_29_01_2019_eo
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Klunk on January 29, 2019, 10:36:13 PM
I bought a ready roasted chicken out of Asda........and got a free tug aand a buttie hulls!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: MartinL on January 30, 2019, 04:38:28 PM
Funny that you should mention that Klunk, we have a club competition this Saturday.
We are expected to make a working boat based around the packaging that comes wrapped around an Asda roast chicken, the black base has to be then hull. Frantically trying to get mine finished today.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on January 31, 2019, 01:46:24 PM
My digital camera of 9 years, which has served me very well including a four month detachment to the Falkland Islands during the winter months, bit the dust yesterday. It survived the coldest winter tempertures I have ever experienced and it survived the movers at Brize Norton but the holiday to North Somerset last October caused a chunck of screen to fall away. No matter how I tried dust kept getting in to the gap behind the screen and when I turned it on yesterday the screen gave up!
So I decided to move on to the next generation of camera, a Digital SLR, a Canon EOS 4000 with a standard 24 to 55mm lense. It's not the most sophisticated DSLR, and it's in no way the best either, but I'm happy with this beginner'e entry into DSLR technology. I'm having fun learning the new functions and the manual focus to acheive different results. :-))

Good luck with the new camera Nick. Photography is another of my interests and I'm a Canon user. Bought myself a new lens after Christmas and had an excellent day out on Monday giving it a good try out.

Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on January 31, 2019, 03:32:37 PM
I bought a Dragon Force 65 yacht this morning, should be delivered tomorrow and ready by the end of the weekend. It will be my second attempt at model yachting, the first involved a second hand 10 Rater which I totally failed to sail in anything like a reasonable manner!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on January 31, 2019, 03:37:56 PM
Read the instructions and set it up
Per Se.
It will sail as good as some very expensive
models and I'm sure you will be pleased
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: SailorGreg on January 31, 2019, 04:55:32 PM
I bought a Dragon Force 65 yacht this morning, should be delivered tomorrow and ready by the end of the weekend. It will be my second attempt at model yachting, the first involved a second hand 10 Rater which I totally failed to sail in anything like a reasonable manner!

Soch Sails do a good, straightforward tuning guide (https://sochsails.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/soch-sails-df65-tuning-manual-v1-3.pdf) so you don't have to start from scratch yourself.  They also provide a very comprehensive rig building guide (https://sochsails.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/soch-sails-df65-rig-kit-manual-v1-3.pdf), more detailed than the instructions you get with the boat.  And you don't even have to buy their sails! (Although they do make very nice ones.)  All this doesn't alter the fact that tying all those little knots is very fiddly (and do put a dab of superglue on the knots when you have finished - it saves that embarrassing moment when you discover you didn't tie one tight enough.).  But it's worth it, the DF65 is a super little boat.  One tip - I found that the plastic tube on the booms which provide adjustments to the clews of the sails (aft bottom corners) tended to slip in boisterous conditions.  I have put two pieces on the booms to stop them moving unintentionally.

Have fun sailing - once the ice melts!  :}

Greg
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on January 31, 2019, 05:03:37 PM
Soch Sails
[/size]Made my sails Spot on.
[/size]Tim Long is a very experienced
[/size]RC Sailor.
[/size]Birthday boy Yesterday.
[/size]Ned
[/size]
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on January 31, 2019, 05:10:52 PM
Tried resizing but no way.  <*<
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on January 31, 2019, 05:43:29 PM
Thanks for the tips, Ned & Greg, that's what I'll be looking at this evening! Always wanted a model yacht, ever since watching them sail on Princes park lake in Eastbourne just around the corner from my grandparents house as a nipper in the 60s.

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: SailorGreg on January 31, 2019, 05:45:17 PM
Tried resizing but no way.  <*<
Ned
Ned, I think this is what you wrote -
Soch Sails
Made my sails Spot on.
Tim Long is a very experienced
 RC Sailor.
 Birthday boy Yesterday.
 Ned   
(I copied it into Word, enlarged the text then copied it here.)
Greg
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on January 31, 2019, 06:05:50 PM
I've read and saved the Soch info, will probably make more sense with the boat in front of me. Half of it is like trying to read another language, there are so many special terms in sailing! Oh well, the weather's not looking good so I should have plenty of time to sort it out slowly.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 31, 2019, 06:24:46 PM
For Dave
https://klaus.blog/2017/09/01/dragonforce-65/amp/ (https://klaus.blog/2017/09/01/dragonforce-65/amp/)




Mine
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Dragonforce-DF65-V6/i-KfpQS6K/0/1cb9dd2d/X3/IMG_1912-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on January 31, 2019, 06:36:53 PM
Thank you, Taranis, more very useful information. I like to as well-informed as possible before getting stuck into a model. I have very very little experience with yachts, but a fair amount with scale and power boats, and a lifetime of aero modelling to draw on. The 10 rater I bought years ago was before the days of the internet, so I was very much on my own with it, and pretty clueless.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tica on January 31, 2019, 07:34:25 PM
We had a auction day at the club.
Bought a Robbe Blue Marine mkII fresh out of the box incl. motor and recommended Robbe Rookiy ESC for 6.5£ and a un-started Robbe Marauda kit 90% intact including the Navycompact drive unit again for 6.5£
Also bought some boxes with bits and pieces including a brand new marx vario propeller 50
Still going though it all and still get amazed of what people has been storing though time
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on February 01, 2019, 10:41:00 AM
The DF65 arrived this morning, 24 hours after ordering, despite the cold rain and snow. First impression is that is very impressive, the packaging alone is worthy of comment.


I'm having some work don in my model room today, so it's staying in the box for now, so restricting myself to reading the instructions and printing out the tips posted here yesterday ready for assembly.


Yachts seem to have numbers rather than names, but I can't imagine I'll be breaking any rules by naming my DF 'Althea".



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 01, 2019, 02:36:11 PM
Enjoy Dave and consider what battery you might use. I use a 1000mah LiFe battery with a low voltage alarm.
They also do other options
https://www.radiosailing.co.uk/vapex---life-66v-1000-mah-rx-battery-pack-514-p.asp


Not related
I have just bought 2x 50 cal ammo boxes for transporting and storing my large collection of LiPo batteries. Now I'm looking for suitable pressure relief valves for them. I want to let pressure out without feeding Oxygen to any potential fire within
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on February 01, 2019, 02:48:47 PM
I think I'll just use a 4.8 or 6v NiMH pack, as I have a few already, or even just dry cells as the model includes a battery holder for them.


Once I've learnt how to drive it, it might be worth getting some lighter batteries, but for now I will just be wallowing about trying to get the hang of it. I managed to teach myself how to build and fly RC helicopters back in the dark days before gyros, and the worst that can happen with a yacht is it just stops for a while, unlike a helicopter which has a very strong attraction to the ground!


I've made the stand and fitted the keel and rudder, hope to get on with the rigging on the weekend. Very impressed with the perfect fit of everything I've looked at so far.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on February 01, 2019, 04:16:59 PM
I use a 6V nimh pack as I have no confidence in the supplied battery holder.
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 03, 2019, 06:00:26 PM

From LidlA disc sander

A Multi purpose tool
Multi purpose tool attachment pack
Salad tomatoes


From B & Q
A 5 lever Mortice YALE lock for the front door (where the door and frame had to be adjusted to get it to fit as its not as stated - compatible with an 24 year old Yale lock)
A MAC allister organiser plastic box for the excess number of spare screws I have, and appears to be still growing.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 03, 2019, 06:18:26 PM
Incidentally, whilst in the queue, there is a strange sense of rivalry whilst waiting to go in, usual tension of I was first in the queue so don't push in, the second guy ask what I had come for but I didn't give it away - just in case - the next couple of guys, parked the car at the front door and not in the car park, so rum uns for a start, kept maneovering to try and be first in, but when they were talking to the 2nd guy the said they were after the stand drill (pillar drill to me and you) so was quite relieved, as I had a trolley I joked I would use it to obstruct those pushing in front, they laughed, but they got talking to the other guy and he stated he was after the multi-tool as he just broke his other one whilst using it to do a bit of grouting and saw how cheap this one is, he then mention he had a load of tools that at 74 he was not going to get much use out of after retiring from the carpentry trade, he then said his wife had starting to nag him about getting rid of some of it, one of the rum uns asked what he had, he said a couple of tools and a Myford - not the new fangled type, but the old type, gesturing about a metre and half long bed stating it had the belts and wheels type you adjusted to change the speed - the younger rum un suddendly asked if he would sell it and for how much - £200.00 - I was gob smacked and said to him, you do realise that they are expensive to get hold of, and left it at that as he is bound to get ripped off by them two, they got his phone number and a rough idea where he lived to arrange to see it, I am a suspicious type and can expect to hear that he's had a break in - I could be wrong.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 05, 2019, 11:19:57 AM
The ammo cans just arrived and very pleased with the quality.
 :-))
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-dxbWLV2/0/80642317/X3/ACB0C53F-52CE-4552-A4B3-ACE1DCB67AF2-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-G7Mf8ST/0/7705369b/X3/5E1ADDB5-452C-485A-AD05-352FDE03E1E4-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-pPKkXpf/0/50746db8/X3/F2D77758-1EEE-43A5-AB0D-20FF0FFC5A94-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tigertiger on February 05, 2019, 03:04:16 PM
The ammo cans just arrived and very pleased with the quality.
 :-))
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-dxbWLV2/0/80642317/X3/ACB0C53F-52CE-4552-A4B3-ACE1DCB67AF2-X3.jpg)


This has got to be a US ammo can. All that tracer.

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 05, 2019, 03:04:51 PM
You mentioned you needed pressure release devices, would a pressure cooker release unit work, that's if you can by the relief valve separately, if the thread screws into a standard plumbing fitting that would be a way of connecting it.


Or is car version suitable.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 05, 2019, 05:02:22 PM
 {-) {-) {-) {-)
Sorry Warspite NOT laughing at you  %%  was a tiger tickle


I like your idea but really I'm thinking of drilling a hole and fitting a small blind rubber grommet. Any excessive pressure will blow it out.


EDIT I just found some in my bits drawer that fit a 7mm hole
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 05, 2019, 05:28:15 PM
Actually 6mm
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-2NpgHfM/0/57507a5f/XL/597BAA20-08EC-4854-A5F0-0DC4E48A60D7-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-LwBhXcg/0/5653e8db/XL/05FA4FE9-CDD6-4853-8808-42E20AD32F40-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 05, 2019, 06:06:06 PM
 {-) , I know, tongue in cheek moment, didn't realise it's not that much pressure generated
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 05, 2019, 09:23:45 PM
{-) , I know, tongue in cheek moment, didn't realise it's not that much pressure generated


The pressure would only be the result of a faulty battery combusting. The idea is to contain a fire and deny it oxygen in the unfortunate event.
I've ordered another and one of the small 50cal too
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 06, 2019, 10:16:29 AM
Won't any heat just melt the rubber and then oxygen will feed the fire, although the valves on a pressure cooker and a car radiator are still usually rubber, I'm sure there is another type that is all metal, like a bi-metal strip.


 {-)  another tongue in cheek moment, didn't know tigers tickle you, won't their tongues be quite course  :P
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 06, 2019, 10:23:12 AM
It was TigerTigers post I was laughing at  {-)


The Lipos are in fire-resistant bags as well as the steel box. I expect a defective battery erupting to be controlled. I think the rubber will be ok but I drilled where I did purposely so its directed away from the handle.
Fail to prepare = prepare to fail  %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: aeronut on February 06, 2019, 03:21:48 PM
Taranis - do not under estimate the power of a Lipo 'fire'.  Just one going up in a sealed ammo can can be enough to make it bulge significantly, almost to the point of bursting at the seams.  One little grommet, as you show, won't do much good at all.  The majority of people who use ammo cans just cut away a large portion (25%) of the lid gasket - this allows the gases to escape, but contains the fire.  Preventing oxygen from entering, will not make any difference to the initial conflagration at all.  There's many videos online of ammo can 'tests' if you care to seek them out.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 06, 2019, 03:27:28 PM
Thank you  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on February 06, 2019, 03:51:04 PM
lithium is one of those metals that can burn under water (in fact if you put lithium in water it will catch fire as will sodium and several other similar metals)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 06, 2019, 05:48:20 PM


Bags are cheap as chips from hobby king UK warehouse, under £3 each
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-nkGbJh7/0/a09b873b/X2/1F0231CB-E3F8-4819-880E-50224BDD9A16-X2.jpg)


So I bought sizes more appropriate to my batteries


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-h9hSBBG/0/00360f05/X2/982D674C-6CE6-4595-A03F-ED2CC018E168-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-Wk2dVXR/0/46306db7/X2/E53B0B95-88F0-47DF-ABC6-0A65BE7D4604-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: JimG on February 06, 2019, 06:16:37 PM
lithium is one of those metals that can burn under water (in fact if you put lithium in water it will catch fire as will sodium and several other similar metals)
If you put a piece of lithium on water (not in as it floats) it will not catch fire on its own. Lithium is not reactive enough to produce enough heat for ignition, it needs a flame to ignite the hydrogen produced before the metal begins to burn. As an ex Chemistry teacher I have done this experiment many times. Sodium and metals lower in the 1st group in the periodic table will self ignite as they are much more reactive.

Jim
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: John W E on February 06, 2019, 06:22:42 PM
After watching Mythbusters on telly about lipo batteries  :-) if one of these Lipo's goes off in the fireproof bag and which in theory could start a chain reaction - from one to another - in that steel case , if lid is down/sealed, you have just made yourself one hell of a bomb.  I like the idea of the fireproof bags, but not in the steel container :-) remember the laws of explosions - you get a bigger bang if its in a sealed container  :((
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 06, 2019, 06:29:41 PM
Video I watched did not ignite all the batteries and they weren't even in bags. I store and maintain my batteries carefully and any extra precautions are a plus rather than a minus in my mind. Ordinarily I keep them in my brick out house but due to overnight temperatures they are indoors.
I'm pretty sure that if one failed in the car I stand a better chance of keeping my car intact than just lying around loose without the protection of a steel ammunition box
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: John W E on February 06, 2019, 06:33:37 PM
well, if we get your next posting from the moon we know I was right  %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 06, 2019, 06:34:33 PM
well, if we get your next posting from the moon we know I was right  %%


 O0 {-) :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 06, 2019, 06:54:58 PM
I may change the 6mm grommet to a 20mm  %%  you've given me squeaky bum syndrome  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on February 06, 2019, 09:10:21 PM
Last time I saw that many Ah <*<  in a rubber lined steel box with internal wooden spacers was from an Oberon Class Submarine....

'the submarine has two batteries, each comprising 224 2V cells (type D7420) giving a nominal 440-V output. ........The cells are designed to deliver 7420 Ah (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampere_hour)over a period of 5 hours

Surely the work of the Devil ..having so much potential in a tin can  {-)


Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: coch y bonddu on February 06, 2019, 09:23:46 PM
Ok playing devils advocate here carrying  time bomb in your car,and carrying so many lipos' should we be informing our car insurance and displaying a hazardous sticker on the back of the car.



Dave
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 06, 2019, 09:25:15 PM
They stack them in boxes of hundreds at hobby king towers  {-)
They are all in storage mode and I only transport ones that are freshly charged to use that day
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 06, 2019, 10:07:50 PM
 
Topic cleaned up.... moving on!   :police:
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Captain Flack on February 07, 2019, 03:16:35 PM
I have heard of people securing plastic bags of sand to the underside of the ammo box lid.  In the event of a fire the bag melts allowing the sand to (hopefully) extinguish the blaze.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 07, 2019, 03:26:43 PM
 
Anyone actually had a Lipo fire?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 07, 2019, 03:36:49 PM
A club mate had a new battery combust in his car
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on February 07, 2019, 06:06:49 PM
I bought a new radio this week, a FlySky 6 channel TX & Rx, all singing and dancing computer radio with 20 model memories, everything adjustable and all for just over 50 quid! I'm currently working through the menu and installing it in last week's purchase, my DF 65 yacht.


I do realise that I could have bought the radio & each as a package and saved a few quid, but I thought my current, non adjustable, radio would do. Turned out I was wrong.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on February 07, 2019, 06:12:13 PM
A 2 channel radio is all you needed for the DF.
What was the original radio?
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on February 07, 2019, 06:30:26 PM
A Planet 2+2 I bought for my scale boats, but it wasn't giving me enough throw on the winch, and I had no means of adjusting it. Got the new radio set to give me the 115mm travel with end points set to 110%


I've come from an aeromodelling background, where computer radios have been the norm for quite a few years now, but they never used to be anything like as cheap as the FlySky!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 09, 2019, 02:33:32 PM
Today bought 2 new Revell liquid glue for plastics 25 g (Blue container with yellow cap and metal needle).
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 09, 2019, 02:44:51 PM
I'm not sure of the best way to store them. I always have a blocked nozzle with dried glue  {:-{
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 09, 2019, 02:49:04 PM
in the past used thinners after removing the needle - as it dries reasonably close to the end the other end is sometimes still wet and can be cleaned out - but not always.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 10, 2019, 10:32:53 PM
Iíve used this a number of times today and each time stood the bottle upside down with success  :-))


Moving on
I bought these tiny brass split pins
Not many left! Price seemed good ?
I believe some modellers use similar for fixing brass grab rails to life boats etc
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112580748922 (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112580748922)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on February 11, 2019, 08:49:07 AM

I bought some side cutters and a pair of needle nose pliers for work. The former we break regularly when clipping parts off of pewter sprues and the latter to augment an old pair that I have modified beyond where they help form rings.


Also, I bought two new needle files of rougher cut, a bottle of CA and a wearable magnifier to reduce strain on my eyes as I lose focus after a few hours at work even with lunch and a tea break in between.


For the Armoured Cruiser, I will be buying lots of goodies  :-) Mr Haynes, SLEC and Mtroniks will get a call and probably 'Deans'.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 11, 2019, 08:52:06 AM
I have many assorted files but they are now all suffering from solder filling the cut. Iím considering putting a blow torch on each one whilst using a file cleaning brush. Any one got a better idea?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: LJ Crew on February 11, 2019, 09:04:51 AM
Hi Andy, don't heat the file too much, it will lose it's temper and go blunt very quickly. A steel wire brush is the best I've found. John
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 11, 2019, 09:16:19 AM
Hi Andy, don't heat the file too much, it will lose it's temper and go blunt very quickly. A steel wire brush is the best I've found. John
I have one John but itís no use in the very fine files unfortunately


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-W2pNm44/0/53be365d/X3/65445E2B-41F0-46F0-B7A4-EFA14FB7B3C9-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on February 11, 2019, 12:24:57 PM
steel wire brush in a dremel?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on February 11, 2019, 08:14:05 PM
I set to with an old compass point and scrape the kerfs out. Once you get into a routine it gets quite quick! A tip for filing soft metals is to rub the teeth with talc before filing as this seems to reduce/prevent the kerfs from gumming up.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 11, 2019, 10:44:26 PM
I set to with an old compass point and scrape the kerfs out. Once you get into a routine it gets quite quick! A tip for filing soft metals is to rub the teeth with talc before filing as this seems to reduce/prevent the kerfs from gumming up.
Good tips thanks Ian


A lot of my files are too fine for a compass point and may be beyond recovery
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on February 11, 2019, 10:57:31 PM
Give the point a sharpen and see what gives (Lead solder hopefully!)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: david48 on February 11, 2019, 11:40:35 PM

I bought a Wavetek  20MHz oscilloscope model 9020 .Bought at a club auction for £22. I do not know why ,the auctioneer said if you have not got one you have no use for one ,when you get one you did not know how you managed without it ....so time will tell ,OH by the way any one have probes for it .
David





Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Aradi on February 12, 2019, 08:33:12 AM
New TV for a living room
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: C-3PO on February 12, 2019, 09:27:52 AM
Quote
I bought a Wavetek  20MHz oscilloscope model 9020 .Bought at a club auction for £22. I do not know why ,the auctioneer said if you have not got one you have no use for one ,when you get one you did not know how you managed without it ....so time will tell ,OH by the way any one have probes for it .
David


Hi David,
Some probes can run into hundreds of pounds!!
However - strange but true - checkout Amazon
C-3PO
 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 16, 2019, 01:02:50 PM
I'd been looking for a new multi charger due to my SkyRC one failing.
This has some good reviews and youtube vids so I thought it worth a punt.
Under £45 ebay or £65 ish Amazon


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-7rz9Cgw/0/7520dc2b/X3/01271A84-C9E8-40D9-9E11-604216A28D22-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-8MQdjg8/0/6e4c89bd/X3/506C2C64-1213-4398-A627-27CFA51FE9AC-X3.jpg)


Quite small
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-msh4hcJ/0/6a498f6a/X3/60ADFEFA-6157-49C9-BF49-945EAB3AD8F4-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 16, 2019, 01:14:14 PM
Two new front tyres for the car, it's going in for it's annual service MOT and some faults to be fixed - I think the clutch is going - oh dear.  >:-o
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on February 16, 2019, 01:29:58 PM
Clutch pedal???
Start practicing left foot
Braking :D :D :D :D
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 16, 2019, 01:30:34 PM
Two new front tyres for the car, it's going in for it's annual service MOT and some faults to be fixed - I think the clutch is going - oh dear.  >:-o


Very much dreading the comfortmatic clutch and dual mass flywheel with a starting price of £1200  {:-{  only 55K on the van but these clutches have a reputation for failing in very much less mileage. We want to go to Spain later this year and I feel it may be best to bite the bullet and do it first
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on February 16, 2019, 01:38:50 PM
Is it a Ducato?
The mind boggles how manufacturers of
Rv's that will obviously do high mileages
fit a known weak link.
It's not like you've bought a 15 grand runabout.  >>:-(
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 16, 2019, 01:43:04 PM
Is it a Ducato?
The mind boggles how manufacturers of
Rv's that will obviously do high mileages
fit a known weak link.
It's not like you've bought a 15 grand runabout.  >>:-(
Ned


Yes Ned but Fiat use the Iveco engine for the 3.0 and 2.3 litre. It's a 2008 left hand drive.
Probably have it done over at CamperUK Lincoln way
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on February 16, 2019, 04:42:49 PM
My modelling purchases this week have been limited to a set of light wind sails and rig for the DF 65 I bought a week or so earlier. I took it out in fairly calm conditions last week for its (and my) first sail and it was suggested that an A+ rig would be a wise purchase.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on February 16, 2019, 05:59:10 PM
I'd been looking for a new multi charger due to my SkyRC one failing.
This has some good reviews and youtube vids so I thought it worth a punt.
Under £45 ebay or £65 ish Amazon


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-7rz9Cgw/0/7520dc2b/X3/01271A84-C9E8-40D9-9E11-604216A28D22-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-8MQdjg8/0/6e4c89bd/X3/506C2C64-1213-4398-A627-27CFA51FE9AC-X3.jpg)


Quite small
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-msh4hcJ/0/6a498f6a/X3/60ADFEFA-6157-49C9-BF49-945EAB3AD8F4-X3.jpg)


I've got something similar to this - I found that the programming takes a bit of sorting out but once done they are great bits of kit.  This week I've bit the bullet and ordered a thickness sander as my woodworking is getting better and its a bit of kit to help me through retirement in 15 years time  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 18, 2019, 04:05:55 PM
To go with the brass split pins I bought. I purchased these 2mm brass washers to use as grab rail back plates on the split pins.
Model shops seem to charge the earth so I think these are a bargain unless someone knows better?
4x100 for £7.32 inc delivery






(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-MxcTKQz/0/dedd8368/X2/5D97AC50-96CD-40D7-9088-2722E728C844-X2.jpg)


Price breakdown
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-bp2F5nn/1/543a6e3a/X2/AF9C880D-7543-4508-A2F8-B4A48C6C16D5-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on February 18, 2019, 09:28:02 PM
Andy.......I purchase M2 - HH metric bolts from Knupfer ...same as your supply?.......but for M2 brass washers I found the Chinese precision M2 brass washers with a true M2 toleranced hole unbeatable


So the Knupfer M2 bolts are to DIN & measure ~~1.93 diameter & are a great mating size for the M2 washers


Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 18, 2019, 09:30:46 PM
Have you a link to your seller Derek please  :-))


This is the gist of the idea passed to me by Chris Scott
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-x7Gm9FL/0/84b7ef2e/XL/796F3F0A-D031-4EC0-9C0B-814A847794F8-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on February 18, 2019, 10:43:22 PM
Andy...I do see a large clearance >>:-(  between the OD of the split pin & the ID or the washer....which may be problematic for soldering...


[I suspect if you gauge your M2 washers, they may in fact be M2 clearance or approx 2.2 to 2.3]



I found the Germans as the only supplier of brass hex head, but this guy in China for M2 & M3 washers, M2 & M3 S/S socket head cap screws.....and amazingly M3 socket head cap screws in brass!


I just search in Google/e-bay....find this supplier name & choose to purchase from him as there are usually 2 or 3 suppliers with the same product for same or similar cost


In the last image you can see the M2 HSS twist drill in the caliper & a sample of one of his M2 ID washers.....with very little clearance.....obviously they use 2.0 diameter pins in their die forming operations.........[not 2.2 like others]


[200 M3 brass washers were $5.36 Australian ..posted free to me].............


Derek 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 19, 2019, 07:25:51 AM
Thank you  :-)) :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 25, 2019, 01:29:32 PM
I bought this for my car and liked it so much I bought a second for the van
Qi phone charger and mount
Just drop the phone in and it clasps it securely with no faffing with wires
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Just-bought/i-PvrGTMS/0/c0c69a94/X2/919EDC05-EBBA-4D79-9DFF-6B0E1146BBC5-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Just-bought/i-sP4bGVW/0/fe3e92cd/X2/47E35F77-6669-4275-A5B5-248F8727D247-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Just-bought/i-z28ZJnr/0/312a67a7/X2/9576B3C0-74BB-4EAE-A918-B9585248C538-X2.jpg)



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on February 26, 2019, 10:50:48 PM

I bought Epoxy resin, Acetone and GRP cloth for Novgorod and a Matchbox E Type Jag for a war games project  :}


I am thinking of getting Bass and ply for the armoured cruiser soon before my wallet deflates.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grasshopper on February 27, 2019, 07:39:05 PM
 Not so much bought this week but finally assembled my 8x6 shed to get some of the junk out of my garage so I can locate my bench!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on February 27, 2019, 07:48:56 PM
Slightly different to the usual


I bought a new vinyl copy of Jeff Wayneís Musical Version of The War of the Worlds. Iíve got an original but didnít want to wear it out or damage it if I had a new one to play. Sounds pretty good on my gramophone.


Back to the usual!


A flag from Mike Allsop aka flag man.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on February 27, 2019, 07:55:50 PM
Dizzy cap, HT leads, coils, head gasket set, belts, together with other small items for the XJ-S.

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on February 27, 2019, 09:38:34 PM
Wow LB.......[Jaguar spares >>:-( ] ........which Bank Manger did you need to see for a $$$$ loan?  :-X ............ Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on February 27, 2019, 11:43:37 PM
Wasn't that bad really - £400ish; the big spend comes tomorrow with a new alloy rad and fans and more bits and bobs.

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Captain Flack on February 28, 2019, 08:55:42 AM
Lego Technic and power upgrade
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 28, 2019, 12:20:15 PM
just got my car back, two new rear suspension rods that looked like open ended ring spanners, and the clutch pedal and its fitting to the bulkhead refitted - wondered why the clutch was not engaging as it usually did, well its a 20 year old car - what do you expect.


My son tried at weekend to fit his old motherboard to my pc case, replacing an asroc alive for a better small form one, with a better chipset etc and ram, well my pc is destroyed, so i am having to use an old one, he went out and bought a new motherboard and cpu and ram etc and fitted it - wouldn't read the old c drive so he's overwritten it and so it's definitely fragged and I wont use it on principle, I will just have to find a way of hiding this pc in the loft and use it up there, so i need to put a proper power supply in there to allow me to use it effectively, so may be off line for a long time.  >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on February 28, 2019, 12:34:16 PM
So you can choose your computer repairer, but not always your relatives   {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on February 28, 2019, 01:32:06 PM
Bought a monopod for when using my recent purchase of a big camera lens.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on February 28, 2019, 02:52:41 PM
Bought a monopod for when using my recent purchase of a big camera lens.

A handy investment especially when you're out and about - in more ways than one. I always keep mine strapped to my wrist.

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Bowwave on March 01, 2019, 10:08:34 AM

Don't try and take a mono pod  through  airport security  {:-{ <:( :police: .
Bowwave

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Buccaneer on March 01, 2019, 07:23:58 PM
I collected my new car this morning. Volvo XC40. I would have kept the Land Rover but on only 5000 miles per year and less and less longer runs Petrol had to be the way to go.

John
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on March 02, 2019, 02:44:40 PM
I'm changing to petrol soon as retiring and the XC40 is on my list to replace the Yeti. Let us know how you get on with it.

Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on March 02, 2019, 02:46:53 PM
Don't try and take a mono pod  through  airport security  {:-{ <:( :police: .
Bowwave



My wife insisted on taking my mini-tripod through once, it fits in a holster type case. She got stopped.  :}
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on March 02, 2019, 02:57:21 PM
Left her behind then {-) {-)
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on March 02, 2019, 03:09:25 PM
Nah, couldn't do that, I wanted my tripod back!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 02, 2019, 07:44:23 PM

Scale model replica of HMS Victory engine telegraph circa Battle of Taraf al-Ghar!
 ( details confirmed in the Ebay listing from the Chinese seller! )


(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/03/02/20190302_191105_cr.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/J0hNP)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 02, 2019, 08:11:59 PM
 Sail's in and out are missing {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 03, 2019, 02:50:39 PM
2 x 1:32 Jerry cans
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113652108543

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 08, 2019, 02:55:26 PM
Before brexit kicks in I thought I'd best stock up.
Ordered on Monday from Wineselec just arrived from Spain by DPD
12 litres just over £120 delivered.
Many seller in UK are not that quick
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-VGDXRcd/0/a9fd1b58/X3/860D1127-1F16-4205-9449-7E788B9BB0A6-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RMH on March 08, 2019, 04:25:30 PM
I only went in the shop to buy a battery and charger and came out with this as well

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on March 08, 2019, 09:26:00 PM
Very nice RMH.......what is the result of the X-Ray?....was it a broken arm >>:-(  or was it just a gentle bend  {-) ........... Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on March 09, 2019, 10:46:49 AM
Not too much this week - one 2lb copper/fibre mallet for removing aluminium castings from steel tube (tube held in position by soft plastic grommets).

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 09, 2019, 12:27:07 PM
Clamping down on Amazon  :-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-zGvK37c/0/374847cf/X3/207945F0-1266-4008-AAE7-78BD2E1D36EA-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on March 09, 2019, 02:36:17 PM
I'm trying to limit what I spend on amazon, more with local UK suppliers, to stick up for both UK suppliers and businesses, may not be as cheap, but it makes me feel more responsible.  :P :-X 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 09, 2019, 02:45:15 PM
Amazon warehouse is only a few miles from me and I get next day delivery with Prime
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on March 09, 2019, 03:18:55 PM
I use those Wolfcraft clamps and they are excellent.  The big clamps are very very strong and the quick clamps are great too.  Really good choice and you can never ever have enough clamps  {-)


My new model machines thickness sander has just touched down in Stansted airport so it should be with me this week.  I'm looking forward to having a go with it.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 09, 2019, 03:38:56 PM
The quick are under £4 a pair on orders over £20
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0001P19KO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0001P19KO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)



 O0 {-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-3MkVTm7/0/c5214169/X3/BE407A91-E876-453F-89CC-9FF4E19EA343-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 09, 2019, 03:48:20 PM

You know, there something wrong with a clean..... and tidy.... and Labelled up workshop.

... something physiologically wrong!  %% :P ok2
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 09, 2019, 04:34:10 PM
Iíve had to employ sticky notes as my memory declines  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on March 09, 2019, 04:39:26 PM
Quote from: Martin [Admin
link=topic=60223.msg661518#msg661518 date=1552146500

You know, there something wrong with a clean..... and tidy.... and Labelled up workshop.

... something physiologically wrong!  %% :P ok2





looks for all the world like a shooting gallery, on my part it's all i can do to remember to put the tops back on the glue tubes.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on March 10, 2019, 09:34:33 AM
£3 at a boot fair this morning, a whole large shoe box of r/c bits 16 servos, 4 old speed controllers 4 motors, two with gearboxes, tools, a whole bunch of electrical components and a whole reel of solder, as well as a servo tester.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on March 10, 2019, 10:54:37 AM
The quick are under £4 a pair on orders over £20


If only I could achieve this standard - oh well - off i go to sulk
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 10, 2019, 12:36:18 PM
OK here is a window into my world  :-)  in a state of flux and rarely as tidy as today. I have 22 plumbers 40mm pipes of various lengths through my kitchen worktops. I can mostly find what I'm looking for the same day  {-)  I didnt buy it all this week obviously  %%  but Since January 2017 when I took up the hobby
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-xPbJkMq/0/08fa8bde/X3/3AF0EAD5-3EAF-4FA9-8582-59926776401F-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-pJGcVgd/0/49ab7828/X3/BB46FCBF-6B6F-4573-B06B-5723378E28C0-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-nLm6rtb/0/188ed51e/X3/3610073B-D020-42B8-8721-0724EE370321-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-85X7FMS/0/2ab6c51c/X3/5BF287AB-8751-485D-A4A8-F6120FBC4BC3-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-T5PcPLB/0/b71def28/X3/B485006A-3232-40EF-9922-4793E17B72A2-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: jonggd on March 10, 2019, 12:53:48 PM
Great workshop, wish mine was that tidy :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 10, 2019, 12:55:47 PM
Thank you. My wife was happy that I use the second bedroom. I don't have a garage as I live in a council house. NOT a mansion  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on March 10, 2019, 01:15:36 PM
I have to agree thats a nicely sorted room - everything in its place.  Mine used to look like this with shelves and all of my stuff being out.....but then I found a problem.  Because I work mainly with wood I was forever having to dust everything to keep Lorraine happy.  So now its all put away in cupboards and drawers and no more dusting for me - happy days  :}
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 10, 2019, 01:17:36 PM
Yes have to agree dust is a problem
Iím buying some disposable dust sheet from screwfix this week
It is really really cheap  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 10, 2019, 03:15:44 PM
I was spending today rearranging and tidying my workspace would you believe  :D
Lightbulb moment! A piece of wood left over from building a storage and travel box for Portgarth.
This allows use of the window ledge as a shelf without constantly clashing with the blinds
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-7LwPLTW/0/75913b8d/X2/CDFA675B-B9D4-4A97-BDA2-111785499719-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-fRM6dr7/0/6c610ec9/X2/B8D0B428-58C9-4CBE-819D-518EC419677F-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Capt Podge on March 10, 2019, 03:38:12 PM
Hi Andy,
Be aware of the position (angle) of your helping hands magnifier with respect to any sunlight.


Regards
Ray

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 10, 2019, 03:42:36 PM
Hi Andy,
Be aware of the position (angle) of your helping hands magnifier with respect to any sunlight.


Regards
Ray
:embarrassed: Thanks Ray well spotted and duly moved !
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 11, 2019, 01:03:24 PM
For that very fine dust issue Mark T gave me a link to cloth dust bags for my Bosch VAC  :-))


plus 50metres of dust sheet from screwfix £5
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-WQdbVQ6/0/00c3aa1c/X2/4781B9FA-FAC7-43FE-BEAD-59A6A2D7E44F-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on March 12, 2019, 08:46:10 PM
My 500ml of Aliphatic Resin has lasted ages and ages but suddenly it is running out. So ordered another one but to make the postage worthwhile ordered some epoxy, cloth and timber as well.

I think I've got more timber that I'll ever need now!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 12, 2019, 08:52:49 PM
Me too
Aliphatic almost run out but Iíve recently tried D4 in a huge bottle for peanuts at local ironmonger. I think the Aliphatic grabs faster but under clamps donít think it matters and the D1 is waterproof too
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Balne-moor-equipment/i-BHzFvhT/0/27e283a0/XL/F241977F-AF8C-404B-AA3B-B565EEDB3E31-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Captain Flack on March 16, 2019, 12:25:54 PM
Just ordered an Arduino, going to have a try and play!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on March 16, 2019, 12:54:23 PM
Me too
Aliphatic almost run out but Iíve recently tried D4 in a huge bottle for peanuts at local ironmonger. I think the Aliphatic grabs faster but under clamps donít think it matters and the D1 is waterproof too
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Balne-moor-equipment/i-BHzFvhT/0/27e283a0/XL/F241977F-AF8C-404B-AA3B-B565EEDB3E31-XL.jpg)


What's the D1 like then Andy %)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 16, 2019, 01:08:57 PM
Sorry thatís a typo Ned  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on March 16, 2019, 04:44:26 PM
I've been a lucky lad and this little baby turned up from the states this week.  I've been saving for absolutely ages to get this thickness sander and its a lovely bit of kit.  Its all part of my retirement plan which is only 16 years away  {-)   I've been wanting one of these for 4 years now so its been a long time coming  :-))   Probably some of the best build quality I've seen.


(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/03/16/IMG_2806.jpg)


(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/03/16/IMG_2807.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 16, 2019, 04:50:44 PM
Happy for you Mark  :-))  quality  8)

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on March 16, 2019, 04:55:57 PM
Cheers Andy - its all part of a bigger plan.  I really want to move away from building kits and start scratch building from plans.  Well thats the plan anyway  ok2
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Big Ada on March 16, 2019, 06:20:19 PM
I have not, but there are lots of nice tools at Aldi this week.

Len.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 18, 2019, 03:50:36 PM
This just arrived. Not tried it yet
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dust-Brush-Cleaner-Dirt-Remover-Universal-Vacuum-Attachment-Clean-Magic-Tools-UK/392203111050?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Butts on March 19, 2019, 07:52:02 AM
This just arrived. Not tried it yet
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dust-Brush-Cleaner-Dirt-Remover-Universal-Vacuum-Attachment-Clean-Magic-Tools-UK/392203111050?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dust-Brush-Cleaner-Dirt-Remover-Universal-Vacuum-Attachment-Clean-Magic-Tools-UK/392203111050?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)
That's the gismzo that Tess told you she had delivered the other day :-)
Seems to work quite well :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 19, 2019, 08:53:15 AM
I imagined the tubes to be more flexible so limited success and works better with the help of a good paint brush. The main advantage is you can use full force vacuum without sucking up small wanted parts  :-))
I've just cleaned a Large Lego Technics MOC
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/C1kAAOSwOMlapnOS/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: plastic on March 19, 2019, 09:02:23 AM
That's a cool Lego build - do you do Lego Truck Trailling?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 19, 2019, 09:05:13 AM
That's a cool Lego build - do you do Lego Truck Trailling?
Before I took up boat modelling, not any more
Tatra 8 wheel drive
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-hgsJmTS/0/d8c770b7/X2/image-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-9k9jL8Z/2/d4cf557a/X3/image-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: plastic on March 19, 2019, 09:06:14 AM
Ooh - a Tatra truck?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 19, 2019, 09:08:07 AM
 :-))  Yes sorry I edited my post. You got it  O0
That is designed by a Japanese care worker
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on March 19, 2019, 09:09:15 AM
Hi All
Pick up a 38 and 1/2" tug boat for $30au no running gear.
Unfinished boat with no rudder and the wheelhouse is made of 3/16" plywood.
A good starter for the winter project list.
Canabus
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: plastic on March 19, 2019, 09:16:20 AM
:-))  Yes sorry I edited my post. You got it  O0
That is designed by a Japanese care worker
I used to build lots of trucks too - with the Lego wireless control.  I preferred 6x6 chassis because the steering axle is always the most difficult to build with good ground clearance and high strength.   I also used the little Lego compressor to give air suspension assist to the standard springs.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 19, 2019, 09:19:24 AM
I used Sbricks too  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 19, 2019, 09:20:24 AM
Lots of potential there Canabus  :-))  bargain  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: plastic on March 19, 2019, 09:22:32 AM
I used Sbricks too  :-))
That looks interesting - I need to learn more......
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 19, 2019, 01:19:31 PM
Just got the Billings Hoga tug kit off Stan. A very nice plank on frame build that can be enhanced with lots of detail not shown by Billings. A nice job for next winter  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on March 20, 2019, 08:31:03 PM
Been adding to my photographic equipment.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on March 20, 2019, 09:00:17 PM
60 litres of compost (3x 20 I was unable to lift anything bigger).

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 22, 2019, 07:33:03 PM
M.O.T's x 2
Wife's car on Monday. Brake lamp out  :embarrassed:  Dave put a lamp in free of charge and passed  :-))
Motorhome today, rear fog lamp out  :embarrassed:  Advised to fit one asap but passed  :-))


This is why I've used my garage that is quite a considerable distance away but in 15 tests they all passed. They don't fail to make more money like some  8)

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on March 22, 2019, 08:14:26 PM
Whilst not modelling related...


Had an enjoyable day at the NEC looking at old cars and hoping to catch a glimpse of another MG ZA but no Magnettes.
Got some nice headline material for my MG at a fantastic price and a book on tuning a ZA Magnette. Some parts I had to put back due to silly prices being asked- an original MG ZA slave clutch cylinder for £90 but reconditioned ones are £55.
However I did get to meet Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers and see the latest car they have restored- a Citroen SM- whilst not my favourite car of all time it was in a fantastic condition. I also got to meet one of my car restoration heroes- Fuzz Townshend- he gave me the inspiration that if he could restore a BMW 2002 Turbo that looked like a colander on Car SOS I could weld up my MG myself.  A thoroughly nice chap and very informative on the barn finds part of the show. The Macari Peerless got my vote for restoration- weirdness beyond beauty!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on March 22, 2019, 08:52:40 PM

Nick. I would love a MkIII Cortina but I don't enjoy the thought of all the welding or the high prices for restored examples!


I ordered a couple of magazines from Modelarstwo Okretowe this week.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RMH on March 22, 2019, 08:55:18 PM
Ordered a set of Tyne Lifeboat mouldings from Mountfleet. Something else to add to the "one day I'll build it" list
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on March 22, 2019, 10:24:59 PM

I ordered a couple of magazines from Modelarstwo Okretowe this week.


Youíve just reminded to do so also!
PS there was a lovely Cortina Mk 3 GT on show- beautiful condition- got loads of inspiration for the car, and Iíve bought a hull from Christian of MTB hulls for the next model boats project. Watch this space. :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on March 23, 2019, 07:11:37 PM
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Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 24, 2019, 09:27:55 PM
Not bought any yet but exploring  :-)
Many of our overseas buddies are building with copper clad circuit board and I must say it looks superb especially when brass work is added.
Iím not very experienced with styrene and prefer plywood but this seems to have many advantages over ply
Open to advice
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F140916335191 (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F140916335191)



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 25, 2019, 07:36:26 PM
Update
I've gleaned that there are three main types of board
The cheapest is as linked above, a single sided SRPB.
Then comes same but on epoxy resin glass board
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RVFM-Copper-Clad-Single-Sided-FR4-Fibre-Glass-Board-203-x-305mm/131468872216?_trkparms=ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140109134348%26meid%3Dded3f059fbfd4df5bd905c69a4bf55df%26pid%3D100042%26%26itm%3D131468872216&_trksid=p5713.c100042.m2062 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RVFM-Copper-Clad-Single-Sided-FR4-Fibre-Glass-Board-203-x-305mm/131468872216?_trkparms=ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140109134348%26meid%3Dded3f059fbfd4df5bd905c69a4bf55df%26pid%3D100042%26%26itm%3D131468872216&_trksid=p5713.c100042.m2062)


Then there are clad both sides boards, not sure that would be advantageous


I imagine a number of ways to join these together from CA to epoxy resin.
The painted finish is of course as good as steel with no grain to fill.


 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on March 25, 2019, 07:56:18 PM
Also visited the NEC Car Restoration show on Saturday. Not quite as good as the one held later in the year, due there not being so many traders but, still lots of interesting vehicles to see and people to talk to.

Lots of tools bought,  so a rather fraught journey back on the train with my bags. Travelled first class, of course, the cost was less than half that of driving and parking; grub was reasonable as well.

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: JimG on March 25, 2019, 09:00:13 PM
Update
I've gleaned that there are three main types of board
The cheapest is as linked above, a single sided SRPB.
Then comes same but on epoxy resin glass board
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RVFM-Copper-Clad-Single-Sided-FR4-Fibre-Glass-Board-203-x-305mm/131468872216?_trkparms=ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140109134348%26meid%3Dded3f059fbfd4df5bd905c69a4bf55df%26pid%3D100042%26%26itm%3D131468872216&_trksid=p5713.c100042.m2062 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RVFM-Copper-Clad-Single-Sided-FR4-Fibre-Glass-Board-203-x-305mm/131468872216?_trkparms=ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140109134348%26meid%3Dded3f059fbfd4df5bd905c69a4bf55df%26pid%3D100042%26%26itm%3D131468872216&_trksid=p5713.c100042.m2062)


Then there are clad both sides boards, not sure that would be advantageous


I imagine a number of ways to join these together from CA to epoxy resin.
The painted finish is of course as good as steel with no grain to fill.
Don't bother with copper coated, look for G10 epoxy laminate board, gives the smooth finish you are looking for.
Jim
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 25, 2019, 09:10:02 PM
Thank you Jim I will  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 25, 2019, 09:25:59 PM
This looks like a good source of various thicknesses Jim, what do you think?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/11-8-x6-7-Glassfibre-Sheet-Epoxy-Glass-G10-FR4-Fibreglass-Plate-0-5-1-5-2-3mm/392214968833?hash=item5b51d57a01:m:mCVyfmyq_0hNOZkRRVmA0HA
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: JimG on March 26, 2019, 12:10:19 PM
Looks OK Andy but you should be able to find a UK supplier instead of China. You can also probably find it in other colours, white would be better if you are going to be painting it.
Jim
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grasshopper on March 26, 2019, 12:21:04 PM
Just ordered a Dragon RG65 yacht...looks to be a reasonable boat for the money
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on March 26, 2019, 02:38:29 PM
A great buy GH,
Throw in the car and throw in the lake. Sailed my 3 Yr old DF on Sunday in Cleethorpes in a wind gusting to 45Kmh no problem.
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grasshopper on March 26, 2019, 03:58:18 PM
I used to sail a Marblehead years ago but recently having rejoined Grantham Model Boat Club after a long lay-off I acquired a Joysway Caribbean plastic RTS ( only 14Ē long but not a bad sailer) for my grandson only heís not interested ( football fanatic...dammit!) but after a few pleasant afternoons on my own pootling about it has got me back into rag and stick boating.. and the Grantham boat lake is not that big so 65cm is about the right size.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on March 26, 2019, 04:33:40 PM
I had a Marblehead and loved it, but the chore of having to rig it at the lake in a NE blow got to me.
The DF will sit upright behind the drivers seat ready
to sail. The DF 95 is also a darn fine sailer.
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 26, 2019, 05:25:08 PM
 
When to Chelmsford today, found 'Olde Sweet shop'.

 I haven't tasted Spanish Gold for over 40 years! .... Funny I always remember it as 'Pirates Tobacco'!!! 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on March 26, 2019, 05:48:15 PM
Think I saw Klunk smokin' that at Wicky  %%
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: aeronut on March 27, 2019, 12:00:28 PM
Just ordered a Dragon RG65 yacht...looks to be a reasonable boat for the money


Great!  We'll be able to have races!  Where have you ordered it from?


Gordon
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on March 27, 2019, 02:50:25 PM
Get a set of sails from Tim Long at Soch Sails. Your DF will be faster than the stock sails.
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 27, 2019, 03:34:28 PM
If you havenít already
Register and get your sail number


http://www.rg65.org.uk/registration (http://www.rg65.org.uk/registration)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on March 27, 2019, 03:41:09 PM
Do as Andy suggests and Tim will put the numbers on.
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grasshopper on March 27, 2019, 05:12:54 PM


Great!  We'll be able to have races!  Where have you ordered it from?

Gordon
Best get some bouys sorted then Gordon....
Bought it from eBay, trader by the name of 'powpamme' from Hertfordshire, itís a version 6but no radio as Iíve a few spare sets - although the latest version comes with a normal Tx unlike the earlier Joysway boats - and itís in white unlike your fancy pattern one Gordon!

Should have been down today, I had a pleasant 1/2 hour sailing the tiny Caribbean when it wasnít being used by other wannabe sailors, there wonít be many get to use my new one.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grasshopper on March 27, 2019, 05:15:05 PM
If you havenít already
Register and get your sail number

http://www.rg65.org.uk/registration (http://www.rg65.org.uk/registration)


Iím unlikely to ever attend RG65 class races anywhere else in the country, would it really be worth it?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 27, 2019, 05:30:58 PM
A forum friend recommended this I bought 2 to try out while they are so cheap :-))


https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113675503650 (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113675503650)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: aeronut on March 29, 2019, 09:05:15 AM
Best get some bouys sorted then Gordon....
Bought it from eBay, trader by the name of 'powpamme' from Hertfordshire, itís a version 6but no radio as Iíve a few spare sets - although the latest version comes with a normal Tx unlike the earlier Joysway boats - and itís in white unlike your fancy pattern one Gordon!

Should have been down today, I had a pleasant 1/2 hour sailing the tiny Caribbean when it wasnít being used by other wannabe sailors, there wonít be many get to use my new one.


I was given to understand that the buoy situation was 'in hand' - I can wait!


It'll be interesting to compare your v6 with my v4 - I might be there Sunday morning.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grasshopper on March 29, 2019, 10:13:07 AM
Box arrived yesterday -was hoping to get it rigged today but that may not happen....not there Sunday either, it's Mother's Day and although mine has passed I'm married to one that still has hers...so I'll be in derbyshire unfortunately.
If you're still working there's always the option of evening sailing as the nights are drawing out..



I think there are a few mechanical differences, plus a huge cosmetic difference ( mine is white - all white, it may need some decoration)  but it'll be mostly set-ups that will determine the difference in performance.


Just sent you a private message Gordon.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 29, 2019, 10:40:30 PM
Ever heard of The Range? wife wanted to go and never realised there's one in Leeds. Sells lots of nice stuff and cross between Dunhelm & B&Q


Anyway I got off lightly with........ for the downstairs bog  :D
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-HtKJ3cM/0/c4a05602/X3/0CAE1698-2D0A-4ACE-96D2-2D75B591BAB5-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on March 30, 2019, 12:48:26 AM
So I always knew I would struggle working in Paris compared to being site based.  But l bought a small thermometer which confirmed it's been hitting almost 30deg at my desk for some weeks now, and why I am almost passed out on the floor, shallow breathing, sweat pouring off me.  It has not helped eating something I know which upset me for a week then going for Hep A and Yellow fever jabs, the side-effects frankly floored me.  My new 4" USB fan however (second attempt because another Chinese ebay supplier conned me) has therfore created somewhat of interest in the office when I turn it ON at about 24 degrees when I first get to my desk in the morning.  My colleagues appear to start taking their jumpers and scarfs off however only when it's closer to 26-27 in the office and all ventillation or A/C in my particular corner switched-off!  Luckily I ordered 2 fans.  They will both be employed soon as long as we can get past the lack of air issue as everyone else in the building seems to be OK with air-con running apart from my particular corner.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 30, 2019, 12:23:06 PM
Super parts from Battlecrafts via ebay. These are 1:32 . Thanks Adrian
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-z3rKfNP/0/f7d94877/X3/BAD121FE-A967-4FD1-A6D6-9D1316F495A5-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 30, 2019, 01:06:35 PM
I'd like to recommend this stuff. Great for all things sticky and found it is fantastic at removing solder paste too.


CPC farnell do free delivery on orders over £8 net


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-zBrV7H4/0/91b03af2/X3/8F7F51DF-969E-42B2-B0AA-6C8632331F62-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: surabaya on March 30, 2019, 08:39:07 PM
hi, all.
I just got this off eBay as a project on a whim and just wondered if any of the wise sages on here could provide some information on it.
It looks to be plastic , manufactured but with home grown internal. If you know what I mean.
I just thought it would give me something to play around with, add some wood and paint etc.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: surabaya on March 30, 2019, 08:41:59 PM
PS.
It`s about 29 " long  and 9" wide
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on April 03, 2019, 11:15:04 PM
That's an Aquacraft Atlantic Tug. Fibreglass hull and plastic superstructure I believe. Tough little model :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on April 03, 2019, 11:30:41 PM
Last week. Studio 2 Models 60 inch Skydiver. Lots of work for the autumn, but should be worth it. I hope to make it a fully diving model, nothing like a challenge eh?! ( 1/16 scale Heng Long Sherman for scale! )
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 04, 2019, 04:10:31 PM
A selection of mesh and grating for future tug building. Not sold locally so ordered from scale model shop for appraisal. I'm sure they'll all be of use at some time
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-XjZB5Nf/0/45a78c06/4K/870B4D7B-CB9D-4175-97E0-39AF364EB551-4K.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 04, 2019, 06:16:39 PM
The Maquett styrene profiles look interesting and  good price. I need channel sections for the stanchions supporting th boat deck of my liner model and they look like the might fit the bill. There are some other sections which look like they might come in useful too.

Colin
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 04, 2019, 06:21:06 PM
Seem to stock a good selection without breaking the bank https://www.scalemodelshop.co.uk/products/accessories/diorama-supplies/maquett-plastic-stryene
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 05, 2019, 06:19:00 PM
Eldest daughter gave me a very belated birthday present of a £30 Amazon voucher.
I bought these.
On the face of it they look expensive at £5.95 delivery but the delivery is the same on 5 packs. So I paid £33.50 delivered from Germany for 30 clamps, tad over £1 each.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0002YYW3A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0002YYW3A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-vtLQ7SV/0/91f26051/X3/9E5D0D11-680A-44B9-8F41-742D59426706-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-5hnQpNX/0/53dc9645/X3/21B8AF43-DEA2-42F2-A18F-6BFCA5EEB319-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 09, 2019, 12:24:45 PM
I've just bought 1mm 2mm & 3mm masking tape to help me mask off my deck before applying texture coating. I want to be as detailed as possible as most modellers just do one colour over and I think the separation is a major detail worth attempting.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Precision-Model-Masking-Tape-Airbrushing-Fine-Line-DIY-Thin-Mask-1-2-3-6-10-mm/162193832903?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=461167469443&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Precision-Model-Masking-Tape-Airbrushing-Fine-Line-DIY-Thin-Mask-1-2-3-6-10-mm/162193832903?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=461167469443&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Tamiya Ocean grey with Tamiya gloss lacquer ready for masking up. This will be Halfords grey texture topped off with Tamiya Gunship grey


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-G4wtDrt/0/f4b60d2d/X4/i-G4wtDrt-X4.jpg)

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: C-3PO on April 09, 2019, 12:36:05 PM
Andy - do you mean this type of thing?

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/04/09/IMG_3142.jpg)

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/04/09/IMG_3141.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 09, 2019, 12:37:38 PM
Andy - do you mean this type of thing?

https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JS3OT (https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JS3OT)

https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JSy1V (https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JSy1V)


Exactly that. Super MK1  :-))


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Shannon/n-MfgVDR/Speedline-photos/i-3CqSrSP/0/3386d3e8/X4/from%20Alan%20on%2011707%20086-X4.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: C-3PO on April 09, 2019, 12:53:38 PM
"Take me to your leader" - Nano Nano

20 Virgin Arduino Nano's

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/04/09/IMG_3143.jpg)

and some replacement strip connectors as the ones that come with the ultra cheap Nano's don't like solder!!

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/04/09/IMG_3144.jpg)

C-3PO
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Stan on April 09, 2019, 01:04:40 PM
Lots of thing to repair my very ill fishing boat. Timber resin brushes tools.

Stan. :(( :(( :(( :(( :((
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on April 09, 2019, 08:08:43 PM
1 v12 Jag injector refurbishing kit including 2m of fuel hose.
1 Pack of junior hack saw blades
1 Pair of side cutters
1 Pack of no 10 x 1" s/s self tappers
1 gall of paraffin
12" clamps x4, (for use in re-furbishing the injectors and other marine modelling project's).

As an aside, are people aware that B&Q only give us the 10% on gardening related items now - so not much use to me!

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on April 09, 2019, 09:26:47 PM



  A mint condition copy of BRITISH BATTLESHIPS - "Warrior" 1860 to "Vanguard" 1950. by Dr Oscar Parkes
    all 701 pages of it



(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/04/09/s-l1600.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JSzm3)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 09, 2019, 09:30:26 PM
A double glazed unit in my bedroom window has blown its seal, identified by condensation inside.
A visit to you tube quickly revealed how to remove the beads and a phone call to Leeds Glass sorted out a replacement for under £26 made to measure to collect on Thursday. 10 minutes to swap , job done.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 09, 2019, 09:52:12 PM
I still have my copy of British Battleships which I bought around 1966 new! I have read it a few times over the years.


Colin
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 09, 2019, 09:57:40 PM
Tatty dust cover otherwise excellent first edition
https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30115687710&cm_mmc=ggl-_-UK_Shopp_Rare-_-naa-_-naa&gclid=CjwKCAjwhbHlBRAMEiwAoDA34yu16W-2SjnKtoj3kWzuhvg1tYCwaMC1kbuugaKXBaf-_fpLdkx3mhoCT0kQAvD_BwE (https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30115687710&cm_mmc=ggl-_-UK_Shopp_Rare-_-naa-_-naa&gclid=CjwKCAjwhbHlBRAMEiwAoDA34yu16W-2SjnKtoj3kWzuhvg1tYCwaMC1kbuugaKXBaf-_fpLdkx3mhoCT0kQAvD_BwE)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on April 10, 2019, 02:43:16 AM
Tatty dust cover otherwise excellent first edition
https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30115687710&cm_mmc=ggl-_-UK_Shopp_Rare-_-naa-_-naa&gclid=CjwKCAjwhbHlBRAMEiwAoDA34yu16W-2SjnKtoj3kWzuhvg1tYCwaMC1kbuugaKXBaf-_fpLdkx3mhoCT0kQAvD_BwE (https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30115687710&cm_mmc=ggl-_-UK_Shopp_Rare-_-naa-_-naa&gclid=CjwKCAjwhbHlBRAMEiwAoDA34yu16W-2SjnKtoj3kWzuhvg1tYCwaMC1kbuugaKXBaf-_fpLdkx3mhoCT0kQAvD_BwE)


Not many available from English booksellers, and some with really fancy prices or from the USA with postage more than the book cost.   I bought from Germany , coming DHL  :((
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on April 10, 2019, 08:16:52 AM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxNjAw/z/Dg4AAOSwEvZcWuWD/$_35.JPG?set_id=880000500F) (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Perfect-Headband-With-2-LED-Light-Jeweler-Magnifier-Magnifying-Glass-Loupe/283368291367)Headband With 2 LED Light Magnifier Magnifying Glass Loupe (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Perfect-Headband-With-2-LED-Light-Jeweler-Magnifier-Magnifying-Glass-Loupe/283368291367)
At less than £10 off ebay these are excellent, I am on my 3rd. set  The first set my son refused to give back the second was a gift and I am not lending this set to anyone! 

To be perfect they need some padding in the headband and this can easily be stuck in place with cut up mouse mat or the like.  I have been using same for over a year and it reminds you of how well you used to see!
Regards
 Roy


Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 10, 2019, 09:04:30 AM
Thank you Ray
I saw something similar in Leeds model shop but it went on your ears like glasses which is no good if you wear glasses too.
Ordered  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on April 10, 2019, 10:01:29 AM
Hi Taranis, They are easy to wear with glasses.  There are 2 slots for taking the lenses and you can use both slots with 2 lots of lenses to magnify real up close, there is a table of combinations with the set.  You get 5 lenses in a box and I find the 1.5 times works well for me.

The sliding and tiltng LED light has a push down catch to release it from the headset so that you can put in 3 AAA batteries, they seem to last for ever.

The notes say to put a lens in corner first and then click it down, going straight in does not work.

I am working on an adjustable band to go over the top of my head which hopefully will relieve the tightness of the adjustable screw at the back.  Plus lining the inside of the headband with something soft, I have used old mouse mat and that works.

I just do not know how they do it for the money!
regards

Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 10, 2019, 10:35:45 AM
Sorry for typo ROY  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on April 10, 2019, 11:55:05 AM
Seem to stock a good selection without breaking the bank https://www.scalemodelshop.co.uk/products/accessories/diorama-supplies/maquett-plastic-stryene (https://www.scalemodelshop.co.uk/products/accessories/diorama-supplies/maquett-plastic-stryene)


Thanks for that,  some useful stuff there for the future.


Purchasewise, after the photographic equipment I've been buying recently I've bought a nice backpack to carry it in. Thought I'd better get as many of the more expensive things bought before I get my last salary payment and my wife starts saying that you can't afford that now that you're retired!


Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 10, 2019, 12:34:04 PM
I cannot believe my fortune. Last weekend I won these three ebay items from the same seller.
These files were listed as top quality not the usual cheap files.
So I figured I'd allow myself up to £1 per file on my bidding as a gamble incase they were crap.
Had he listed the name of these files he would have got so much more money but he didn't. :-)


They just arrived and I can see they are Swiss "Glardon Vallorbe"
a search has revealed these can be as much as £15 each.  There are 50 in total and delivered for the lot I paid £33
 %% %% %% %% 


The cut 2 round ones are here £7.38 each   {-) https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/Vallorbe-16cm-Round-Needle-File-Cut-2-prcode-976-230&query=Vallorbe&channel=uk (https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/Vallorbe-16cm-Round-Needle-File-Cut-2-prcode-976-230&query=Vallorbe&channel=uk)(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-ZWv8GjM/0/f9334859/X4/CFA051B7-E8F8-4708-842E-5175B8C2D31E-X4.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on April 10, 2019, 06:15:16 PM
Apart from sending my eyes funny looking at them, nice one!
Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 10, 2019, 06:17:30 PM
Yes Iím chuffed
Iíve since valued them at over £4oo from cooksongold  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 10, 2019, 07:17:05 PM
Had to look for handles. Ned told me off last year  {-)   :-))
Cooksongold nearly £8   Chronos same handle £3 odd delivered https://www.chronos.ltd.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?WD=nfh1%20needle%20handle%20wooden%20file&PN=Engineering_Menu_Needle_Files___File_Handles___Other_Files_255%2ehtml#aNFH1_2e (https://www.chronos.ltd.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?WD=nfh1%20needle%20handle%20wooden%20file&PN=Engineering_Menu_Needle_Files___File_Handles___Other_Files_255%2ehtml#aNFH1_2e)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 15, 2019, 03:12:07 PM
This is a bargain if you compare like for like and free delivery £21.54 30metres. The 25metre is £10 more :o
https://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2200-4-30m/metal-framed-cable-drum-9-4x-13a/dp/PL09488 (https://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2200-4-30m/metal-framed-cable-drum-9-4x-13a/dp/PL09488)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 16, 2019, 05:34:03 PM
My van's aircon has not been used for a good four years since it became ineffective. This week I'm going to try a DIY fix.


I'll let you know how I get on


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Robbie-Rapido/i-nDpf2Wc/0/45523a51/X4/1eLtoebMRqaXohV%25lSYfkw-X4.jpg)


Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: plastic on April 16, 2019, 07:16:59 PM
Brand new Revell 1/72 Gatos are only £38 from Germany - mine arrived this afternoon.

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on April 16, 2019, 07:39:53 PM
3" rotary table from india, only £42 - plus £19 in tax at this end
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 16, 2019, 07:46:17 PM
I cannot believe my fortune. Last weekend I won these three ebay items from the same seller.
These files were listed as top quality not the usual cheap files.
So I figured I'd allow myself up to £1 per file on my bidding as a gamble incase they were crap.
Had he listed the name of these files he would have got so much more money but he didn't. :-)


They just arrived and I can see they are Swiss "Glardon Vallorbe"
a search has revealed these can be as much as £15 each.  There are 50 in total and delivered for the lot I paid £33
 %% %% %% %% 


The cut 2 round ones are here £7.38 each   {-) https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/Vallorbe-16cm-Round-Needle-File-Cut-2-prcode-976-230&query=Vallorbe&channel=uk (https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/Vallorbe-16cm-Round-Needle-File-Cut-2-prcode-976-230&query=Vallorbe&channel=uk)(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-ZWv8GjM/0/f9334859/X4/CFA051B7-E8F8-4708-842E-5175B8C2D31E-X4.jpg)


At the weekend I won 23 square files from same seller for £23 delivered. I may sell some of these as a set of 4 for £20 on ebay  O0
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 19, 2019, 07:03:14 PM
Andy - do you mean this type of thing?

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/04/09/IMG_3142.jpg)

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/04/09/IMG_3141.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-nng8CHK/0/aa0b30b1/X3/i-nng8CHK-X3.jpg)


 :-))
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hmwRCNg/0/8c201dff/X3/i-hmwRCNg-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-XFndcnS/0/0a2828d8/X3/i-XFndcnS-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-f98M7gD/0/fba3af7a/X3/i-f98M7gD-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 19, 2019, 09:01:15 PM
I've lost the tube of black everbuild stixall that I won at Kirkless open day so will have to visit my ironmonger across the road George Spence & sons in the morning. Most polyurethane based adhesives benefit from a bit of thickness for best effect. The holes here will accommodate all the squeeze out as I clamp the fenders in place. Also helps reduce weight.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-jvk46HT/0/9d435333/X5/i-jvk46HT-X5.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: dreadnought72 on April 19, 2019, 10:49:38 PM
Flysky i6 ... I went to the local model shop today (I do, but don't like, online purchasing) and there, calling out to me, was this TX. Pre-owned, but seemingly never used. Not a mark on it.


£20.


Kerching!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 21, 2019, 02:43:32 PM
Hobby King have an Easter site wide sale on. Discount code hkeaster gets 15% off
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 11, 2019, 09:03:46 PM
Bought lots of stuff but I was taken aback by the price of Joysway bellows at Leeds Model Shop  >:-o
I use these for my Shannon lifeboat 6 required
Charging £4.99 over the counter for a pack of two and IMHO thatís taking the mickey


Only £5.75 including postage for four on eBay
These must cost about a penny each to mass produce in China
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 11, 2019, 09:10:51 PM
Any rope climbers here ?
Beal 10mm dynamic rope 30metres £33 delivered from go outdoors
Normal price £59  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on May 11, 2019, 10:01:49 PM
Quote
Any rope climbers here ?
Beal 10mm dynamic rope 30metres £33 delivered from go outdoors
Normal price £59  (https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Smileys/Tug/thumbup.gif)

Stuff that -had to don WaH and CSE harnesses often enough in the past, not particularly happy up a mast or inside a tank these days.  Least I was being paid to do it at the time.  You can keep that malarkey LoL.  Good luck with it though!  I'd be more worried if it was a good rope than the price, but our local GO Outdoors always seems deleriously expensive though (>2x the price for the same thing elsewhere sometimes).


Bit the bullet and got a 3-D printer this week!


Have a problem I think.  Printing consistently aborts 20mins into a small 1h print, save one time where it completed absolutely OK.  Seems it might be a software problem according to lots and lots of googling.  Some further head scratching required.  It printed quite nicely when it did finish.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 11, 2019, 10:13:30 PM
Good luck with the printer
I wish I had the space and time and was a lot younger
Keep us informed  :-))


It is top quality rope and any google search wonít find that sale price
However I have a great respect for heights and feel much safer roped and indoors just for the fitness aspect.
In my twenties I jumped often from 800ft heavily laden with kit, more so than the bigger guys due to SWL of chutes . I absolutely hated it  {-)
Recent trip to London we visited level 72 of the Shard which is coincidentally the same height of peace time deployment out the door
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-2v2k23w/0/3fc3d88f/X2/980E1E72-5EFF-406A-9840-19EF96A59408-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: plastic on May 12, 2019, 05:53:56 AM
My friend took me to the top of The Shard recently....
.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on May 12, 2019, 08:26:31 AM
Talk about......A Ticket to Ride [courtesy Lennon]  ....too high for me guys   :o but, which London Railway Station just down & to the left? ....


I only know the names of them from the Monopoly Board Game   {-)  Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 12, 2019, 08:27:38 AM
London Bridge  :-))


Great picture Plastic  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 12, 2019, 08:44:56 AM

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-RT7sqHf/0/3053d953/X5/13CBAB79-51D8-48B1-9322-8719387E9D27-X5.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-VKnqnd7/0/d46e940b/X5/F441F91E-BEBB-402B-9176-5AB48D149036-X5.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-4VHNh7C/0/b2578886/O/56EEC0B5-B48C-404A-8683-BEE26A277C60.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-FzsTPMs/0/ffde556b/O/457CC744-70F9-4EA6-A0B9-8BA3484CF34D.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-9Fsp8DL/0/f1256fab/O/BFF5B132-B9C8-4E94-B95D-B229F870C4F0.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-5XzXnkh/0/ccad5108/4K/83CB52FB-7073-4540-9641-39861DD98C6F-4K.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-dZ2nRTN/0/a667f182/O/0FF74958-F50F-41A8-B7ED-30AB9567B2C7.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-gmwXFhg/0/87634784/X5/F95678DF-C410-47F7-B9FE-05F1792B745B-X5.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-CZBHSr6/0/5f5668ee/O/FC75EB56-C0E8-4715-AB20-1DFBAFDB97F7.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BrianB6 on May 12, 2019, 11:52:32 AM
Aggggggh! floor to ceiling glass walls.
In the words of Gollum "we hates them, we hates them"
I once had to visit someone on one of the upper floors of an office in Melbourne that had them.   I got halfway to the edge and had to send someone else to ask the person I was visiting to come to the lift lobby in the middle of the building.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on June 02, 2019, 10:46:13 PM
30rpm
Under £10.50 for 5
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Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on June 02, 2019, 11:34:53 PM
Wow...that is cheap if you have a use for them  %) ........if you lived in the Land of the Free they could be USD$15.95 each  %% 


Or 63.1186 GBP for a packet of 5 + shipping


Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on June 02, 2019, 11:36:37 PM
Yes and average £7 here
Best to buy direct from China where they are made
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on June 03, 2019, 12:21:26 AM
I've had a few of these motors but admittedley paid a cpl. of quid more for each.  Better to give the money to keep the local model shop open IMO.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on June 03, 2019, 12:23:36 AM
My local model shop would simply not stock such an item
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: dreadnought72 on June 06, 2019, 02:37:09 PM
Cracking service from Steve Webb Models ltd (Servoshop) this week.


I ordered five servos a couple of days ago, and here they are. Well-packaged, all fine!  :-))


Andy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Howard on June 06, 2019, 06:53:51 PM
A new saw table as I was missing my last one a  vinyl cutter plotter so I can cut my own names and things.
            Regards Howard.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Andyn on June 06, 2019, 11:28:01 PM
New model kit has arrived to keep me entertained...


Academy 1/48 F-22
Aires cockpit
Aires wheel wells
Aires exhaust nozzles
Quickboost undercarriage doors
Brassin wheels


Not pictured but also bought to go in:


SAC metal undercarriage
Eduard exterior panelling set
Eduard bomb bay
Brassin AIM-9x
Brassin AIM-120C
Eduard ladder



(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/06/06/IMG_20190604_153529.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on June 07, 2019, 12:21:14 AM
Totally unrelated to modelling but a small FLIR infrared camera for my collection of tools for work.  Last used one over a decade ago (hired), this one fits in a pocket and whilst not cheap, bearable for my own company expenses, thanks to modern technology no need to spend 4 or 5 figures for what I'll be using it for! Can't wait to pick it up on Sunday night (had to get it delivered to a family member).


(Also bought a few modelling bits nowhere near as interesting)





Rich
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on June 07, 2019, 01:52:51 AM
My local model shop would simply not stock such an item


....same here.  Pretty much 1 shop within a 4h driving radius. I pick things up when I see them or mail order from a high street shop rather than import on net.  Local to someone! LoL
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on June 07, 2019, 08:34:46 AM
Cracking service from Steve Webb Models ltd (Servoshop) this week.


I ordered five servos a couple of days ago, and here they are. Well-packaged, all fine!  :-))


Andy


yep we saw there application in the Random Caption Competition  {-)  (see three prop picture and the following texts)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on June 07, 2019, 08:55:17 AM
I spent £107 at Leeds model shop in two trips and Iím not sure what I have to show for it  %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: dougal99 on June 07, 2019, 12:04:20 PM
I spent £107 at Leeds model shop in two trips and Iím not sure what I have to show for it  %%



Slightly less in the bank  {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on June 07, 2019, 02:14:40 PM
Indeed  :((


However wife bought me this for no reason other than love  8) :kiss:


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-Xmp2kmt/0/39fd7a50/X3/BA855D26-250C-47CA-B577-053A300D7AF8-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on June 07, 2019, 04:57:21 PM
Hi all, sort of modelling!  When occupied in my shed I listen to audio books, helps with the tinnitus.  These come from the public library, so far no problem.  But they are going over to MP3 CDs you get 9+ hours on one disc but not many CD players will play them and in my house only my Sony Walkman. 

I at last found a 'boombox that did play MP3 CDs which is another Sony, a CFD S70.  i chased it pricewise down from £75 to £55 and so I bought one today.  Seems to work fine a little tinny but otherwise very good.  That is my judgement but I have 2 hearing aids so not reliable.
regards
 Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: dreadnought72 on June 07, 2019, 09:59:17 PM
Tinnitus? Me too. Too many years listening to Motorhead and (at work) wearing headphones during my 20s and 30s.


Maybe a cheapy subwoofer would do you for more bass? There are plenty out there!


Andy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: dreadnought72 on June 09, 2019, 11:46:57 AM
The Aldi bandsaw.

It's identical to the Scheppach HBS20 bandsaw as sold by Screwfix, only it's £30 cheaper, and comes with a three-year 'it's fallen to bits' Aldi warranty.

Setting up was 'interesting' - the instructions could be written much better - but it's straightforward.

I suspect I won't be buying thin wood planking material ever again. :-))


Andy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on June 11, 2019, 09:22:46 PM
I've always liked the Nordkap Trawler and just got one for £150 because the box is damaged. Another kit on the shelf  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Stan on June 12, 2019, 12:47:48 PM
Boring this week zero nothing. Hopefully next week for the big 70 the  Amati Grand Banks Schooner.


Stan. Next week maybe. :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on June 12, 2019, 02:16:04 PM
I ordered an XT60 through connector with a JST tap off for my sound unit yesterday. £4 is not the cheapest option BUT fair play to NEXUS it arrived today  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: TailUK on June 12, 2019, 03:09:12 PM
This week I bought a Startrite 403 bandsaw, 3 TB 16 Pillar Drills and an X 380 1000W Laser Cutter with a 900x600 bed size.  I just wish that I could take them home with me.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on June 12, 2019, 03:11:56 PM
AHHH - but you wont have to spend on the elecy or maintenance, (if the boss will let you, you get to play with them and do those oh so important non work related projects)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: CJK on June 12, 2019, 03:50:26 PM
Didn't actually buy it today but was delivered today. Nicely made actually and a lot cheaper than if bought here - £15.95 delivered, from China of course.  %)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: TailUK on June 12, 2019, 03:52:55 PM
AHHH - but you wont have to spend on the elecy or maintenance, (if the boss will let you, you get to play with them and do those oh so important non work related projects)

So very true and what the boss don't know won't hurt him.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on June 22, 2019, 11:09:38 AM
I have just taken a small risk in ordering 28mm jet drives from our Chinese cousins in Hong Kong.
I don't know anyone UK based who have yet reported purchasing from OceanWorks Hong Kong.
I will of course have border force charges and VAT to pay.


I will quote this post with a report when they arrive


If this goes OK I will look at ordering Schottels too


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Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: TailUK on June 22, 2019, 05:58:17 PM
I have just taken a small risk in ordering 28mm jet drives from our Chinese cousins in Hong Kong.
I don't know anyone UK based who have yet reported purchasing from OceanWorks Hong Kong.
I will of course have border force charges and VAT to pay.


I will quote this post with a report when they arrive


If this goes OK I will look at ordering Schottels too


(https://i0.wp.com/www.oceanworkscale.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/28MMA.jpg?zoom=2&fit=1108%2C748&ssl=1)

Could you post a link?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on June 22, 2019, 06:00:24 PM
Could you post a link?
https://www.oceanworkscale.com/shop/ (https://www.oceanworkscale.com/shop/)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: TugCowboy on June 22, 2019, 09:31:45 PM

I will quote this post with a report when they arrive

Looking forward to seeing how they do, I've got the need for 3 of that size at some point in the next few months.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 07, 2019, 01:06:30 PM
 
This.... eBay.... cheap enough...... great looking..... couldn't pull skin of a rice pudding!

 
(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/07/07/Barracuda_1972c494dc4591799.jpg)

(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/07/07/Barracuda_2.md.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/Jj5yf)
(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/07/07/Barracuda_3.md.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JjRpv)
(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/07/07/Barracuda_5.md.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JjpaB)
(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/07/07/Barracuda_4.md.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JjQRh)

(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/07/07/Barracuda_1972c494dc4591799.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JjrWe)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 07, 2019, 01:20:52 PM
Shrewsbury vintage rally
Picked these up seem good price to me
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-D7TMj3v/0/b2f7dbe8/X3/1FC90216-4609-4EEA-AA34-E269F6DF465D-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on July 07, 2019, 01:44:10 PM
Hi Martin

The Barracuda with a brushless motor and Lipo battery would  pull the skin of a rice pudding using the same prop!!!
Canabus
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 07, 2019, 01:57:39 PM
Hi Martin

The Barracuda with a brushless motor and Lipo battery would  pull the skin of a rice pudding using the same prop!!!
Canabus

It's quite a small motor in there, maybe a speed400.... recommendations?


(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/07/07/Barracuda_01.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/Jlaau)
(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/07/07/Barracuda_02.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/Jlfh1)
(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/07/07/Barracuda_03.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JlJRQ)
(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/07/07/Barracuda_04.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JlteR)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 07, 2019, 03:01:12 PM
 
NB:  I was unscrewing the top screw for 5 minutes only to realize.... eventually, the top is held down by magnets in the corners!   :embarrassed:

(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/07/07/20190707_140641.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/Jl1kG)

(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/07/07/20190707_140623.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JlPKZ)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on July 08, 2019, 05:34:12 AM
Hi Martin
If the motor is a 28mm with a 3.175mm shaft.
A Hobbyking Turnigy Aquastar 2842-2800kv(SKU 9357000002-0)Max Voltage 14.8(4S) max I 40amps, max watts 600.
Weight 138 grams.
ESC Hobbyking car 45A with reverse with BEC, requires program card(HK Prog-Card).
Batteries Turnigy 1500MAH (73x34x19mm) weight 83 grams each.
Unload rpm 20160.
I have a program setup for these ESCs which we use at the club.
If later you wish to upgrade, only one setting in the ESC and change to 3S batteries.
Requires a link cable between the two batteries to the ESC.

Canabus
Title: Re: What have you bought this week? Sense Innovation ESS Dual Speaker unit
Post by: Taranis on July 08, 2019, 10:35:52 PM
Lots of enquiries about these. I have 3 myself.
The price varies wildly and buying from China will hurt your pocket.


This is the best UK price I can find currently even if more than I paid.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ESS-DUAL-Sense-Innovations-Plus-Engine-Sound-Simulator-For-Axial-SCX10-SCX10-II-/123746361511?hash=item1ccfdba0a7
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: klz on July 08, 2019, 10:57:20 PM
Hi Taranis, what is the sound like once its placed in the hull? I am after a sound system for my next project I was thinking of the ess-air v2.0 but not sure what the vibration would be like from the 2 speakers being stuck to the hull or underside of the deck.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 08, 2019, 11:00:14 PM
Itís fine in my tug Shannon and lobster boat. Adjust the volume to suit


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Midwest-Booth-Bay-Lobster-boat/i-gsszWmC/0/12c12287/X3/332694FA-0111-4822-AE37-C9BC0BBC4C8E-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 08, 2019, 11:23:15 PM
I have just taken a small risk in ordering 28mm jet drives from our Chinese cousins in Hong Kong.
I don't know anyone UK based who have yet reported purchasing from OceanWorks Hong Kong.
I will of course have border force charges and VAT to pay.


I will quote this post with a report when they arrive


If this goes OK I will look at ordering Schottels too


(https://i0.wp.com/www.oceanworkscale.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/28MMA.jpg?zoom=2&fit=1108%2C748&ssl=1)


These landed at Gatwick by DHL yesterday. I'm expecting an invoice from customs any day now
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 09, 2019, 05:40:30 PM
Hi Taranis, what is the sound like once its placed in the hull? I am after a sound system for my next project I was thinking of the ess-air v2.0 but not sure what the vibration would be like from the 2 speakers being stuck to the hull or underside of the deck.


https://www.facebook.com/Techno100/videos/10157220950617593/ (https://www.facebook.com/Techno100/videos/10157220950617593/)


Better on the water
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on July 09, 2019, 06:13:26 PM
I went to my local model shop (Howes) today to get a few odds & ends. I got all the ends and odds  I needed, but somehow also bought a Caldercraft Milford Star kit. That should keep me busy next winter!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RMH on July 09, 2019, 07:09:53 PM
Every time I go to Howes, admittedly not that often, I seem to come away with another model as well as the battery I went there for...
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on July 09, 2019, 08:15:02 PM
A King Dick 26mm crows foot socket/spanner, but was to small and have had to order a 28mm one instead.

Currently replacing the AC on the Jag (a steep learning curve) and need it to remove one of the hoses between the back of the engine and bulkhead.

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: klz on July 09, 2019, 09:00:48 PM
Thanks Taranis, I have just ordered one  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 11, 2019, 05:33:10 PM
The jet drives arrived yesterday handed over by Royal Mail. Iíve not been charged any extras.
The quality is excellent but I was surprised by how small the nozzles are in relation to the 28mm impellers.
Having friended Victor on Facebook he is already making bigger nozzles and will send me those when ready.
These will be 20mm across same as Speedline but with a much more authentic looking reverse bucket.


Initially I can tell that the bronze impellers made by Protean for the Kehrer drives will fit the OceanWorks
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on July 11, 2019, 06:34:06 PM
So far this week, I have bought 4 receivers (ordered, not yet received), the Milford Star kit reported above, knife blades, plywood, glue and a prop. Then I took my daughter to Black Park. I put a boat (Billings Samson) in the car as we used to enjoy sailing together when she was about 6 (25 years ago). Before we left her mum's house, she pulled out the Billings Cadet we had made together all those years ago. Surprisingly intact, even the Bob's Board looked OK. It was still shockingly pink, though! I brought it home to renovate and she will sail it again. Once at Black Park, we sailed the Samson among good company, one of whom offered me a Billings Boulogne Etaples, well built, with motor, ESC and rudder servo for a price I couldn't refuse, so I didn't! I should have that one the water soon as well. I'll try not to buy anything else this week!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on July 11, 2019, 06:53:00 PM
Hi all, I bought (with club money) another set of batteries for our 5 inch gauge electric loco.  These were fitted yesterday and the loco was doing trips around the track with passengers following a live steam 3 1/2 inch gauge loco until it got dark.  Lovely evening at our Puffing Park with with wives and families etc.
The outline diesel loco uses 2 off 12 volt 33 Ah batteries wired for 24 volts and pulls like a good 'un.  It is good for teaching drivers how to drive etc without the additional hassel of managing a steam engine.
regards
 Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Klunk on July 12, 2019, 12:50:56 AM
Roy, I must come down and see the choo choos.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Klunk on July 12, 2019, 12:56:28 AM
also, this week........200 n52 4mm x 1mm no magnets. I need better glasses as I thought they were 4mm square! not a problem, will use them on my wargame figures and plastic models. 1 new turnagy accucell 6 charger for £10. oh and tomorrow it will be 30 chicken drumsticks, a lamb joint, salad stuff, beef steaks, pork loin steaks for something special!! and just to be obtuse,  none of your are invited......its all mine!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on July 12, 2019, 07:59:25 AM
Hi Klunk, Sunday 11th. August you are welcome to come along, may even let you drive the electric loco.
regards
 Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Klunk on July 12, 2019, 11:19:54 AM
if I'm back from Fareham i will be there
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on July 12, 2019, 11:54:54 AM
Iíve bought some new carpet for my classic car restoration (donít need it yet but helps later on in the rebuild). Beautifully made and in maroon to match the leather seats I bought several months back.
Now I just need to get on with the welding! ;)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Captain Flack on July 12, 2019, 03:07:42 PM
A superbly built "Loyal Moderator".  Fleet Class Tender.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 12, 2019, 03:28:27 PM
Ebay Isle of Man
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Midwest-Booth-Bay-Lobster-boat/i-LHTs9k7/0/e6fa294f/X3/13D212C1-FBD8-4C9B-8C0C-0F6DFCCA3FA5-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on July 12, 2019, 03:35:13 PM
Ebay Isle of Man
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Midwest-Booth-Bay-Lobster-boat/i-LHTs9k7/0/e6fa294f/X3/13D212C1-FBD8-4C9B-8C0C-0F6DFCCA3FA5-X3.jpg)
.


What sound unit are you using? 🤔🤔😳


Ned,

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 12, 2019, 03:36:37 PM
ESS Dual as featured earlier. Currently set to Dixie
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on July 12, 2019, 04:12:01 PM
Ebay Isle of Man
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Midwest-Booth-Bay-Lobster-boat/i-LHTs9k7/0/e6fa294f/X3/13D212C1-FBD8-4C9B-8C0C-0F6DFCCA3FA5-X3.jpg)
nice...
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 12, 2019, 06:10:57 PM
Thanks and under a fiver delivered  :-))


Interesting
https://www.boatus.org/study-guide/navigation/sounds/
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 13, 2019, 12:29:13 PM
Really splashed out here! £1.99
A godsend for pill takers
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Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on July 13, 2019, 01:23:54 PM
Really splashed out here! £1.99
A godsend for pill takers

My Tug Will Tow Fast Ships Slowly  :D
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Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on July 13, 2019, 02:43:12 PM
A new car. It's blue!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tica on July 13, 2019, 03:13:45 PM
A pallet collar and a tarpaulin = cheap and easy test tank for modelboats

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: dreadnought72 on July 13, 2019, 10:16:44 PM
Epifanes varnish and a manual bilge pump! (For the Wayfarer!)  %%


Model boating re-starts shortly!


Andy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 15, 2019, 11:46:12 AM
NOT ME!
But someone may fancy this Billings bargain if you're an Amazon Prime member
£235 Smit Rotterdam


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Billing-Boats-B478C-Construction-Multicolor/dp/B000TIQUQG/ref=sr_1_37?adgrpid=54959658162&gclid=Cj0KCQjwyLDpBRCxARIsAEENsrIKiTmjCmG25NCMKHVY7P6J-fBJIxDzwRpuZtrk--HfK1hR6JpoUe4aAsU5EALw_wcB&hvadid=259062974818&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1006864&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1o3&hvqmt=b&hvrand=16761517804073102786&hvtargid=kwd-296290176849&hydadcr=10228_1789038&keywords=wood+model+boat+kits&qid=1563187309&s=gateway&sr=8-37 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Billing-Boats-B478C-Construction-Multicolor/dp/B000TIQUQG/ref=sr_1_37?adgrpid=54959658162&gclid=Cj0KCQjwyLDpBRCxARIsAEENsrIKiTmjCmG25NCMKHVY7P6J-fBJIxDzwRpuZtrk--HfK1hR6JpoUe4aAsU5EALw_wcB&hvadid=259062974818&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1006864&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1o3&hvqmt=b&hvrand=16761517804073102786&hvtargid=kwd-296290176849&hydadcr=10228_1789038&keywords=wood+model+boat+kits&qid=1563187309&s=gateway&sr=8-37)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on July 16, 2019, 10:49:20 AM
Hi all I purchased on line 5 lengths (300mm) of 1.5mm diam brass tube.  It was a good price at £6 delivered from Spain.  It arrived this morning in a jiffy bag! 

I opened it with trepidation and found all lengths perfectly straight, so congrats to the Postal services for a good journey despite there being no admonitions not to bend the package.
Regards,
Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on July 16, 2019, 11:56:20 AM
Used copy of the Anatomy of the Ship book


The 100 gun ship VICTORY


mainly for the rigging
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Charlie on July 18, 2019, 05:45:47 PM

Hi Andy,


Did your Jets arrive yet?


Charlie


These landed at Gatwick by DHL yesterday. I'm expecting an invoice from customs any day now
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 18, 2019, 05:48:15 PM
See post 394 on previous page Charlie
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Charlie on July 18, 2019, 08:42:41 PM

Thanks. Just checked his website, but all jet drives are showing out of stock :((

See post 394 on previous page Charlie
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 18, 2019, 08:46:56 PM
Thanks. Just checked his website, but all jet drives are showing out of stock :((
I suspect heís making some design revisions
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 18, 2019, 09:06:03 PM
This is a side by side shot with Kehrer drive
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-Bg4DJtH/0/20f2d72e/X3/2F503A48-15F7-4401-9949-5082E030BA44-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on July 19, 2019, 07:57:36 AM
Hi All
Double hit today my bits arrived for my tug plus a few extras from Float A Boat,
Also my printer refills to top up my cartridge system with three extras because I was close to empty on them.
The cartridge system costs about the same as a replacement set of cartridges, but cartridges are full and the system holds 100ml per colour.
That for my printer is another five sets of cartridges !!!
Saving about $750 !!!!!

Yes the wife( aka HANDBRAKE) knows what I got, but not the price(especially the boat bits).

Canabus
   
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 19, 2019, 02:07:40 PM
Victor at OceanWorks has now completed the 20mm nozzle and buckets. Currently being tested and sending me next week
I will fit these in MBD Shannon hull


Iím going to give input to Victor to produce trim tabs and intake grills too



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tigertiger on July 22, 2019, 12:54:29 PM
I bought some of these plug phones. Not this week but a while back and I have been using them a lot lately.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/PlugFones-Guardian-Plugs-Built-Headphones/dp/B075T5YDGM/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?crid=1A2IYJ08T6LFB&keywords=plugphones+guardian&qid=1563796110&s=gateway&sprefix=plugphones%2Caps%2C545&sr=8-1-fkmr0 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/PlugFones-Guardian-Plugs-Built-Headphones/dp/B075T5YDGM/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?crid=1A2IYJ08T6LFB&keywords=plugphones+guardian&qid=1563796110&s=gateway&sprefix=plugphones%2Caps%2C545&sr=8-1-fkmr0)
This is the Guardian model, that allows you to plug into your mobile phone and take calls too. There are cheaper models that just act as earphones.


I have seen ear defenders/phones, but they are too hot and sweaty for me to wear.
These ear plugs do work really well on their own, and you can listen to music at non ear damaging levels when operating machines.
I have been using them a lot when doing a lot of tedious sanding. Not only do I have the noise of the sander, but also the dust extractor, which is inside the workshop (no room outside). Now I can listen to music and the time goes by much more pleasurably.


Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on July 27, 2019, 08:45:08 PM
My resolve and willpower have been tested this month, and once again found wanting. In addition to the Milford Star kit I bought a couple of weeks ago (post 390 on this thread) and buying a second hand Boulogne Etaples & being given the Billing's Kadet I built with my daughter 25 years ago to fix up (post 395), I again dropped into Howes just to say hello and look around, and left with a Jotika/Aerokits Sea Queen. I'd really wanted one back in the 70s, but couldn't afford the engine and radio required, so never achieved my ambition. I spent the afternoon since getting back from the shop looking at chunky brushless motors on line.


Almost forgot, I bought a 'part-built' Norstar Waverider on eBay yesterday as well, so that's five this month! I am rapidly running out of space.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on July 27, 2019, 09:49:44 PM
 
  You need to get your medication re-assesed
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on July 27, 2019, 10:49:49 PM
That sounds like something Iíd rather avoid!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 31, 2019, 10:30:30 PM
Collecting my Maggie M kit this week  :-)  My first venture into Slipway. I'm told this isn't exactly a walk in the park so I'm looking forwards to learning new stuff. I'll be doing this with brushless too if anyone has advice on suitable size and KVA
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on August 01, 2019, 10:02:03 AM
Hi Taranis

Slipway shows a 3 blade 50mm prop for the kit.
The Raboesch prop chart shows 3 to 5 blade props maximum RPM as 7000.
So divide 7000 by the battery voltage(eg) 7.2(2S Lipo) equals 972kv.
So a 950 to 1000kv 35mm brushless would work.

On 11.1 volts(3S Lipo) 630kv, the same.

A 35mm brushless fits a standard 540 brush motor mount, but the shaft size maybe larger.

A brushless motor is generally far more powerfully than a brush motor.

On a side note, I am using a 540 rock crawler brush motor( 65 Turn( 7.2 2S 4000mah Lipo)) in my Hellen fishing boat which is about the same length .
Pushes the boat over scale speed with a 50mm 3 blade prop, but I trim back the throttle for forward speed.
In reverse I cut the throttle to 80% because it was stopping in it's own length from full forward.

Have fun with the build and hope to see a build log on this site.

Cheers and Beers

Canabus
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 01, 2019, 10:22:37 AM
Thanks for that  :-)) 
How about this on 3s?
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-aerodrive-sk3-3548-840kv-brushless-outrunner-motor.html
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: plastic on August 01, 2019, 10:30:55 AM
I bought a large FPV drone - it's amazing - 6-axis stability, controlled via traditional handset or through a smart phone - which is also the viewer for the FPV with it's own wireless link.   It also features 'hands off' hover!    The phone clips to the top of the Tx if you are just using it as a video link.


Amazing what £30 gets you now.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on August 01, 2019, 01:13:13 PM
Hi Taranis
Should be OK if you limit the throttle back as on 3S the motor would over 2000 rpm for the max of the prop.
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/excalibur-3542-800kv-motor.html

Added this one for your interest!!!

Canabus
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 01, 2019, 01:49:50 PM
Thank you I will go for that  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on August 01, 2019, 02:11:04 PM
The 50mm prop for Maggie  M Mbe,
Needs about 3000 revs for
scale speed I think. It's a fat
lump of a displacement hull
and the motors from Slipway
either 6v or 12v churn out
slight ly less than 3K revs.
7000 revs is the max for the
prop, not a target :embarrassed:
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 01, 2019, 02:17:48 PM
Good point Ned  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on August 01, 2019, 03:10:00 PM
I'm definitely cutting back on this buying models lark - I bought four boats in July (plus one I was given back by my daughter after 25 years!) and in August I've only bought one! That's what I call willpower.


This month/week/today's purchase is a new-in-box Billing's Polar - as I had one I bought built a while ago, but sold it, which I later regretted as it's a good looking boat. A few fraught moments in the last couple of minutes on eBay, but it's mine now!!


Same hull as my Samson II, and that's a great boat to sail.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on August 01, 2019, 04:57:53 PM
but its only the first day of august, if you keep up this rate you will have another 30 by the end of the month.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on August 01, 2019, 05:21:17 PM
Good point, Iíll have to turn eBay off and avoid visiting Howes until September!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Buccaneer on August 01, 2019, 08:29:08 PM
It was my birthday and my wife took me to Halfords to buy me a DashCam for my new Volvo. Afterwards I was 'invited' to go over the road and push the trolley round Sainsburys for 45 minutes. It's amazing what they sell there, and how lethal people of my age are with their trolleys. Must give it a miss in future.

John
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 01, 2019, 09:33:01 PM
Thanks for the input regarding suitable motor for Maggie M
After some pretty convincing messages I'm sold on this and my order is placed  :-))


https://engel-modellbau.eu/shop/en/Electric-Motors/E-Motors-Brushless/MERCURY-BL-Outrunner-C35-30-300-Brushless-Motor-300-kV.html (https://engel-modellbau.eu/shop/en/Electric-Motors/E-Motors-Brushless/MERCURY-BL-Outrunner-C35-30-300-Brushless-Motor-300-kV.html)


High precision made 14-pole MERCURY BL-Outrunner brushless motor especially for boat and submarine models. Top quality product from one of to be considered best brushless motor manufacturer in the world.
Low revolution per voltage at high torque and efficiency allows effective propulsion without gear box. Therefore, this motor is ideal for direct drive propulsion.

ē High efficiency due to maximum copper fill and use of high-quality Neodymium magnets.
ē Precision ballraces for free-running characteristics.
ē Ideal for model boats and model submarines.
ē Can be used as direct replacement for model submarines 212.
ē Top quality at best prices.

Application:
Model boats weighing 2000 Ö 7000 g
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on August 02, 2019, 07:31:03 AM
Perfick on 3s  :-)) :-))
Sounds a cracker of a motor.
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Fred Ellis on August 02, 2019, 08:19:28 AM
I have bought a Model Slipway's AZIZ, from off one of the guy's on the slipway's Facebook page, just hope that the newer kits are better than the older kit's as I said that I would never have another kit from Slipway's.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 02, 2019, 06:51:22 PM
Very surprised to see that comment as Model Slipway have an excellent reputation for their kits.

Where did you come unstuck previously?

Colin
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 02, 2019, 06:54:58 PM
Thanks for the input regarding suitable motor for Maggie M
After some pretty convincing messages I'm sold on this and my order is placed  :-))


https://engel-modellbau.eu/shop/en/Electric-Motors/E-Motors-Brushless/MERCURY-BL-Outrunner-C35-30-300-Brushless-Motor-300-kV.html (https://engel-modellbau.eu/shop/en/Electric-Motors/E-Motors-Brushless/MERCURY-BL-Outrunner-C35-30-300-Brushless-Motor-300-kV.html)


High precision made 14-pole MERCURY BL-Outrunner brushless motor especially for boat and submarine models. Top quality product from one of to be considered best brushless motor manufacturer in the world.
Low revolution per voltage at high torque and efficiency allows effective propulsion without gear box. Therefore, this motor is ideal for direct drive propulsion.

ē High efficiency due to maximum copper fill and use of high-quality Neodymium magnets.
ē Precision ballraces for free-running characteristics.
ē Ideal for model boats and model submarines.
ē Can be used as direct replacement for model submarines 212.
ē Top quality at best prices.

Application:
Model boats weighing 2000 Ö 7000 g



The exchange rate being absolutely pants just now made this just shy of £40 delivered. Still not a bad price and only seems dear because I'm used to HobbyKing  {-)  but they don't have the goods this time, nothing of suitable spec even out of stock



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Fred Ellis on August 03, 2019, 07:55:07 AM
Very surprised to see that comment as Model Slipway have an excellent reputation for their kits.

Where did you come unstuck previously?

Colin


Hi Colin


A bit of history first, I purchased my kit of the Tsekoa 2 some 13 years or more ago from Dave M at a show and she was one of the first that did not come with all the running gear, as I started making her I found that some of the parts were to big or to small to fit, the rudder post had to be cut down so that the deck would fit, there was no mention of this in the booklet, booklet more like ramblings than instructions,  the wheelhouse glazing was so bad that I had to replace it with better, as for the deck crane just don't go there, the wheelhouse has a taper to the rear due to the rear parts being smaller compared to the front parts of the wheelhouse, this model has been in and out of my loft as many time as the Christmas deck's.


When I moved house the for-deck and wheelhouse get damaged so I asked Slipways if I could purchase some new parts or could they scan the parts so that I could repair her and continue building her, they said "no" they could not help.   


To be fair and square  Slipways had just started out back then, so leeway can be given for some of the short fulls, and going on what I have read on the forums and in the press they seem to have got there act together, so I am looking forward to see how this model goes together.


Fred 



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Fred Ellis on August 03, 2019, 09:24:49 AM
With regards to my post I should have said 23 years ago that I got the kit. An old age moment.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 03, 2019, 09:56:53 AM
Fred, I don't doubt that what you are saying is true but it is these sort of comments made out of context which can be very damaging to our manufacturers. Your previous experience was 23 years ago but people will have assumed it was more recent. I visited Model Slipway on behalf of Model Boats magazine in 2009 and you can see my article here:

https://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/the-model-slipway/5648

It paints a completely different picture and one that is supported by most people I have talked to since. Nobody is perfect but MS in my view are up among the best.

Colin
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Fred Ellis on August 03, 2019, 11:34:35 AM
Point taken Colin, I will try and word my comments better in the future.


Fred
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on August 03, 2019, 12:54:38 PM
Boatwise, just bought some rolls of Tamiya tape for curves to help with fitting spray rails and painting.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on August 15, 2019, 08:34:07 AM
This week bought


Anatomy of the ship, The Destroyer The Sullivans


Ensign 4, Queen Elizabeth Class Battleships (paperback edition)
I had originally bought a copy of this after 1982, not sure when though, and lost it, so bought another copy - used, a fresh copy would cost in the region of £300 to £800 GBP depending on the seller, I know in 1993 whilst at Sizewell B, in a porta-cabin having a photocopy of the inner fold out and hull curves trying to create a program for the stringers that would be between the main frames on a spectrum 64, still have the data and the working out for the program, though if I were to do it now I would use excel. Was looking to build a 1/72nd RC model, though I still don't have the space to build one.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 16, 2019, 12:59:41 PM
2 FrySky 8 channel EU LBT receivers from T9 hobbies Bradford
6 pairs of servo side mounting brackets and a JP 540 motor mounting bracket from Wheelspin


Stuff from HK
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-mcs8n5M/0/d866b12d/L/Screenshot%202019-08-16%20at%2012.56.42-L.png)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Charlie on August 16, 2019, 07:06:37 PM
Hi Andy,


Just placed an order for a pair of Victors 28mm Jets with intake grill, based on your recommendation😀
Not quite sure what Iím going to fit them to yet!


Charlie


Thanks. Just checked his website, but all jet drives are showing out of stock :((
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 16, 2019, 07:08:28 PM
Wow I didnít know he put them on sale yet
How much are they complete ?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 16, 2019, 08:04:14 PM
(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/08/16/s-l1600T1.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JsKV1)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: dougal99 on August 16, 2019, 08:32:35 PM

Martin


Haven't you done that before?  8)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 17, 2019, 02:39:25 AM
 
Sort of.... bought a couple of boats but camera was too heavy.... 'I did need a bigger boat!'   ok2
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: JimG on August 19, 2019, 02:08:28 PM
Having played around with 3d printing and found that the fine detail was lacking in the normal filament based printer I decided to try one of the lower priced resin based ones. So went to Amazon and bought an Anycubic Photon S printer. Arrived yesterday afternoon  on Next day delivery and so I am busy checking it out and doing test printing. It needs a bit of a different approach to setup and is much more messy as it uses a liquid resin needing care with handling. So far I am pleased with the results as the surface finish is so much better. I will need to get a UV lamp for post printing processing to make sure the resin has fully hardened.
Jim
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: old man on August 25, 2019, 07:53:48 PM
A complete set of spares to repair my DF65. An RX, a rudder servo and a sail servo. Not sure what I blew up trying to bind to another TX but smoke told me all not well.
Moral of the story, inexperience usually costs but why me?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on August 26, 2019, 08:12:55 AM
I have had three rudder servos let
the smoke escape on mine over the
past few years. Seems to be the Achilles
Heel on the DF65.
Ned.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 26, 2019, 09:08:34 AM
A common reason for short lifespan on these is incorrectly set stops so the servo is still trying to pull when the line or lines are tight
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: old man on August 26, 2019, 10:03:30 AM
A common reason for short lifespan on these is incorrectly set stops so the servo is still trying to pull when the line or lines are tight


Nope, it was just silly old me not researching enough to miss the pitfall. {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on August 26, 2019, 10:21:11 AM
No problem with the sail winch in three years if weekly sailing all year round.
Winch and rudder ends tops set on DX6i with
rudder on self Centre and stops at 25 degs to
minimise drag.
Ned

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: old man on August 26, 2019, 10:50:00 AM
No problem with the sail winch in three years if weekly sailing all year round.
Winch and rudder ends tops set on DX6i with
rudder on self Centre and stops at 25 degs to
minimise drag.
Ned


Yer wat? please understand that monkeys and atom bombs have much more compatibility than me with Rx's/Tx's at the moment.
I just blew it up trying to go modern.  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: klz on August 26, 2019, 12:33:34 PM
Wanted something different so got a Proboat River Jet hopefully try it out Wednesday.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on October 08, 2019, 02:35:18 PM
Bought a few bits and pieces over the last couple of weeks - a small toolbox for taking to the lake along with the boats for batteries and tools. Prop shaft to motor coupling in a size I hadn't got and various solid alignment couplings and a number of servos for my current builds. Oh, and a set of hex head screwdrivers which are much nicer to use than allen keys.

Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: mrlownotes on October 08, 2019, 04:12:48 PM
Wanted something different so got a Proboat River Jet hopefully try it out Wednesday.
I have a Proboat PBR with the twin jets. It is quite a nippy little thing in standard form.However........................
 It took on water !
The Jets have NO sealing gasket between themselves and the hull. The Impellor shafts had NO grease.
After applying grease inside both Imperllor shafts and some thick grease to seal at the transom all was well and no more take on of water via the jet units.
I have found that splashed up water gathered in the rear well. This has been cured by drilling through the transom and installing two drain tubes, one each side.
I am now considering installing more drain tubes either side of the cockpit.
Water can also find it's way down through rotating gun turret, so I've added a skirt around it and sealed it at the bottom.
Finally, I found it difficult to install a 7.2V NiMH throught the hole provided. The battery has been replace by a Stubby 7.4V 2S Lipo which easily slides in/out as required.
For an RTR model it requires some firkling with this sealing and draining business but once set up OK it is great fun to run and looks quite impressive on the water. You have to be careful with turns at high throttle, it can easily 'spin' out and take on some water !!!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Buccaneer on October 08, 2019, 06:30:56 PM
I needed some replacement rods for a bit of a re-build, approx. 2mm dia. I called in to Halfords and brought a pack of 6 wheel spokes, 18 cm long, for 70p. They normally order them as require I was told but had these handy.
John
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tica on October 08, 2019, 07:56:24 PM
Just poped by Hobby-Lobby Modelbau this weekend and picked up a PEBA Fiede and a PEBA Kutter B‹S24 both in 1:50
Both to be build during the weekly workshops in the club
They do not speak English but they are great happy people  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on October 08, 2019, 08:00:03 PM
Iím skint and thinking of going back to work 2 days a week  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on October 09, 2019, 07:22:33 AM
Hi All

I bought an out of product Krick kit which has not been started very, very cheap !!!!

The only parts missing is the boat stand bits which I was not going to use in any case.

Secret squirrel project at this point in time.

Canabus
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on October 18, 2019, 08:10:41 PM
A couple of months ago my Samsung laptop went to the recycle yard in the sky.
I'm now primarily a MAC user but I have found a thing or two that just is not available for anything but Windows.
Money being tight now I don't work I decided to refresh my knowledge of PC's with the intention of buying a cheap used item
I found this what seemed to be a bargain having compared many specs over several hours
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-bsjXXsW/0/fbb1f6ce/O/D4A72F27-4230-4B83-932D-DF75B64BDA0E.jpg)


This arrived today and it is spot on with a clean 500gb hard drive and fresh install of wondoze10 pro


Fits an IKEA plate/picture shelf
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-pFcHgdw/0/4f51fd97/X3/F2363A79-2A5D-4538-B490-B4F6DD988AD8-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-kHxL7sS/0/e3f995d5/X3/90E31566-9D09-4121-A389-AA40A7754542-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-Xc7KLcb/0/0c5360db/X4/394C8D89-1024-4739-A3D1-B7C36D557554-X4.jpg)


Now I can use RC Plus for my sound units


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-wXXTK56/0/5944d6ed/X4/CC0662B4-A0F6-48A4-B39D-71BBE9A42E5C-X4.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on October 22, 2019, 04:49:23 PM
I cannot believe my luck - I've only managed to get hold of a genuine Aeropicollla plank bending tool that looks as good as new.  These things in good condition are like hens teeth now.  I'm a very happy lad  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: mogurnda on October 22, 2019, 10:56:43 PM
Sunday at Blackpool bought another boat... just what I needed.... I thought it was a very good buy.. Billings Thor ... twin Graupner water jets driven by 700 bb turbo motors, 3 servos, 6ch receiver and 30a speedcontroller.  Tested it all today with 11.1 lipos.... went like a dream. Needs some epoxywork inside and a fresh coat of paint... but a bargain....
Today bought 6ch Fly Sky rc specially for Thor.... am going to have great fun with this ...
David
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on October 22, 2019, 11:32:28 PM

Replenished my supply of various grades of silicon carbide finishing sanding roll and bought a better quality junior hacksaw where it's easier to replace the blade. Also bought a longer shaft for a prop shaft that I can cut down and use the coupling that I want to.


Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on October 23, 2019, 12:58:18 PM
Due to stress at work (we have 5 days in and 3 days of where each 5 day stint can range from 45 to 51 hours, but each 'week' is just over or under 40 hours) went to LidL, spent on food and pigged out, mainly 2 apple turnovers and now they sell pretzels, so 2 of them as well, and several tins of 'sweet st' travel sweets (ooohhh they are addictive)  >>:-( <*< :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: skierdive on October 23, 2019, 05:30:18 PM
At Blackpool I bought


Fairey Huntsman ready built and Calder craft kit of a Police launch.


Ian.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on October 24, 2019, 12:49:38 PM
I've been getting a bit ahead of myself and just purchased the finishing resin, cloth and rollers for my build.  I've decided to try a different brand from my usual Z-Poxy and have opted for Bucks Composites resin.  It gives a 45 minute pot time which is a lot longer than Z-Poxy so I'm hoping it will take the pressure off a bit when laying the cloth.


(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/10/24/IMG_3079.jpg)


The only thing is Graham who runs the company explained to me that this resin will bloom if used as a clear coat when immersed in water.  This shouldn't be a problem for me as I intended to give the resin a coat of matt clear coat as I don't want a gloss finish.  If anyone has used this product it would be great to hear from you.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on October 24, 2019, 02:29:24 PM
At Blackpool I bought


Fairey Huntsman ready built and Calder craft kit of a Police launch.


Ian.



Is the Huntsman ready to go or does it need some work? I'm assuming it's a Huntsman 31, what size have you got?


Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Andyn on October 25, 2019, 10:13:45 AM
Seaducer 45" SD3 NM and a CMB 91 M-Line :-))
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0063/7232/7513/products/IMG_5953_360x.JPG?v=1546633371)
(http://www.hobbysupplies.com.au/CMB%2091M1%2019.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: skierdive on October 25, 2019, 08:06:37 PM

Is the Huntsman ready to go or does it need some work? I'm assuming it's a Huntsman 31, what size have you got?


Chris


It has a brushless motor, water cooled ESC, steering servo,prop/prop shaft and some lights wired up. I will need to
check it all out, then install battery and Rx.
It is around 31 inches in length.
Ian.



(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/10/25/20191020_174546.jpg)
(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/10/25/20191020_174524.jpg)



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on November 01, 2019, 07:45:45 PM
Mercedes CLS!

....3rd owner and it's a 2008 model though!  RIP 16 year old Volvo but in the last week my new 3L turbo seems to return the same economy as your 1.8 Petrol!


Picked up a deivery from Howes from my folks house today as I'm working away from home "close" by.  Bit bemused when I saw the fedex "box" when I expected an A5 jiffy bag!  Howes sent me 2 Exmitter TX/RX kits rather than 2 Exmitter RX!  So I could have kept quiet, but my conscience would have bothered me and I've just E-Mailed them to ask what to do as it might be a while before we can exchange.  I've only paid for the receivers.



Suppose I should have kept shtum and ebayed them to help pay for the new car!  I bet allot of folk would have just done that and slept easy.  I couldn't do that (and I don't need another 2 TX's as I alredy have 2).



Rich
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on November 01, 2019, 07:52:29 PM
Well not as expensive Rich but I got a ess dual plus sound unit free and kept shtum  :-X


I ordered two in error and tried to cancel immediately but the Chinese dealing via Germany said too rate aleady posted  :((  That was on a Saturday night  %%  no way was they posted


Anyway one turned up from Germany in a few days but no sign of the other by the time limit so I requested a refund
The tracking said derivered to USA so they refunded me O0 then two days later it turned up 8)

HAPPY DRIVING
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Andyn on November 01, 2019, 08:08:11 PM
 
CMB 91 M-Line showed up today. What gets me is that even after paying import tax, it's still £200 cheaper to buy this from Australia than it is direct from the factory in Italy, or from a supplier in this country %)
Unfortunately unlike Taranis I didn't get sent two accidentally...


(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/11/01/IMG_0717.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on November 01, 2019, 08:17:31 PM
Arg .....Germany.  I've had so much hassle personally and professionally with German suppliers this past year.  I thought they were supposed to be efficient and punctual.  Nothing of the sort.  They continue to be just a pain in the proverbial derriere to deal with.  I'm talking everything from a £100 personal order (impossible as they won't take a card, or when they do they won't give a receipt!), to  250-400k EUR PO I'm trying to place at work at the moment.

Andyn: I did dabble in nitro briefly in cars.  I upgraded everything and nothing worked the same after so I stick to Electric ever since!  I do always admire the engineering and skill in running notro or small gas engines though!

Rich
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on November 01, 2019, 08:30:01 PM
Cracking motor Andy  :-)


It was deliberately actually but computer say well done me  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: sabre on November 01, 2019, 09:45:37 PM
Two tins of Humbrol enamel, one bottle Humbrol Laquer and a chicken kebab from a well known supermarket as I needed the wooden skewer to use as a piece of doweling.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 01, 2019, 10:42:46 PM
91 M-Line showed up today. What gets me is that even after paying import tax, it's still £200 cheaper to buy this from Australia than it is direct from the factory in Italy, or from a supplier in this country %)


Is that a replacement Earth rotator Andy?!    :o :o :o
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on November 02, 2019, 07:57:27 AM
Hi All

A Eileen fishing boat kit(started) and I think a Waverider 30" h8alf cabin with a Johnson 888.

Canabus
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Andyn on November 02, 2019, 08:29:34 AM
Is that a replacement Earth rotator Andy?!    :o :o :o

That's the newest version of the engine that was in the orange Thunder I ran at Wicksteed this year. Out the box 7 horsepower at 27,000rpm. Boat to put it in is currently sitting in customs in Coventry  <*<
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on November 02, 2019, 10:12:04 PM
My packs of scroll saw blades don't quite fit into the same category!

Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Capt Podge on November 02, 2019, 10:48:41 PM
... And certainly puts my new dustpan & brush in the shade - however, at just 69p,from poundstretcher, surely qualifies as 'bargain of the year'  :-))


Regards,
Ray.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on November 02, 2019, 10:56:17 PM
Nor my Apron  :embarrassed:  Chris


Nearly three years of modelling and wife is fed up of sticky stuff on my pants and shirts  {-)
So she presented me with an apron today  :-)) 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on November 02, 2019, 11:47:36 PM
Masking tape and Halfords Grey primer today but I have bought recently some 3D printed anchor chain for my HMS Invincible, and some props from Prop Shop for HMS Albatross.
Next weekend may prove to be quite expensive as I have several things to order and collect from Warwick!
Including a C-class submarine from Mountfleet Models and some ordering via Simon for a specialised propeller for a project that will be seen at Warwick.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on November 04, 2019, 09:05:37 PM
Went out for some junior hacksaw blades and came back with the Milwaukee too
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-DxqHgLc/0/258b6336/X3/50E51967-F772-4E10-AB1E-3CE0177CD272-X3.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-DtzQt9r/0/4c16201e/X3/CE6B9100-B8C3-4BA5-B75D-2A1AA8565D0C-X3.jpg)


Made a home for the pin vices that I have used every day lately


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-6SQDkXd/0/003112cb/X3/B433ED55-E6B9-465B-A561-112C8FF876DF-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on November 04, 2019, 09:42:42 PM
Just love those Proxxon TCT blades Andy  :-)) 


Have the 80 diameter x 36 tooth blade in the FKS/E table saw

The packet on the left is a 50 diameter x 20 tooth blade........for the KG50 baby Cut Off saw  :kiss:


Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on November 04, 2019, 09:47:29 PM
Quality Derek but ashamed to say Iíve never used them or the saw table which cost quite a lot of dosh  :((
Iím sure one day it will come into its own.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on November 04, 2019, 10:19:06 PM
That Milwaukee looks like a useful saw. Been meaning to get myself a set of pin vices, though I don't need them just yet with my builds.

Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: CGAux26 on November 05, 2019, 12:05:39 AM
Alclad chrome paint.  And Alclad Stainless Steel paint, along with their gloss black undercoat.  For my current build, which has long dry exhaust pipes coming off the twin diesel engines.  Gonna try both on samples of the ľ" styrene tubing that will be the exhaust pipes.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 05, 2019, 01:17:16 AM
Alclad chrome paint.  And Alclad Stainless Steel paint, along with their gloss black undercoat.  For my current build, which has long dry exhaust pipes coming off the twin diesel engines.  Gonna try both on samples of the ľ" styrene tubing that will be the exhaust pipes.


 Looking forwards to your 'real world' results!   :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Andyn on November 08, 2019, 05:26:16 PM
Boat arrived today  :-))
(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/11/08/IMG_0791.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 08, 2019, 06:28:47 PM
 
Ooooo! Shiny!    O0



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 08, 2019, 08:37:37 PM
 
Pound to RNLI to anyone who guesses what in this box!

 ( chair for size comparison... )

(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/11/08/What1.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JoE0B)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Capt Podge on November 08, 2019, 08:59:07 PM
Fire tender with extending ladder?


Regards,
Ray.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: sabre on November 08, 2019, 09:21:32 PM
The secret of eternal youth.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 08, 2019, 09:39:16 PM
 
Nope,

... and got that already!  :}
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on November 08, 2019, 09:41:50 PM
Make it a tenner  O0
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Andyn on November 08, 2019, 09:45:34 PM
It's definitely not a chair.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Capt Podge on November 08, 2019, 09:54:25 PM
Mobile crane?


Regards,
Ray.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 08, 2019, 09:58:07 PM
 
No.

No.


 Clue, it's not model related..... and it's very over packaged!

 Made by HP.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: mrlownotes on November 08, 2019, 10:14:11 PM
Gimbal stick for a mobile phone ?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 08, 2019, 10:37:34 PM
 
Ah! Clever thinking, for the Warwick show!

 But no.....  but in the right area! 

 Box is 22" x 10" x 4"

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: DaveM on November 08, 2019, 10:41:40 PM
SIM card or USB stick?
DM
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 08, 2019, 11:01:17 PM
 
LoL!  {-)  No, not quite that bad!..... but not much better!  :o
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Stan on November 09, 2019, 12:04:01 AM
Here goes new shirt.




Stan :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BrianB6 on November 09, 2019, 02:29:00 AM
keyboard?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: microgyros on November 09, 2019, 04:17:27 AM

Hmm..a steady cam?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on November 09, 2019, 09:41:50 AM
Tablet stand
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 09, 2019, 09:57:40 AM
 
 No, no, no, no!

.... we've all got one these days.  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on November 09, 2019, 12:17:57 PM
Wot - a loose connection between the ears - oh, it's just me then
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tica on November 09, 2019, 12:37:11 PM
Insta 360 One X
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on November 09, 2019, 07:51:34 PM
A miniature garden fork & spade for your good Mother in Law?  %)  ....................Derek  :P
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on November 09, 2019, 07:55:12 PM
Well, if years of graft, taxes & corruption constitutes payment, then finally this week I have the receipt  :-X  .... Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on November 09, 2019, 07:58:26 PM
Very nice Derek  :-) 8)  Have you been given the Bird  {-)   
Very many more I hope  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on November 09, 2019, 08:29:43 PM
It's alright for some we have to wait til 100 before anybody notices.  Anybody downunder made 100 yet? 

Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: frazer heslop on November 09, 2019, 11:28:21 PM
Would you really want one with a pic of our current pms mug shot ermm Nah I will pass

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on November 10, 2019, 02:37:59 AM
Well Guys.....if you read the text, it confirms that I am special  {-) 


So special.....I also have a congratulatory communication by none other than the owner of the Royal Corgies....yes..... EIIR



 :kiss:  Derek  :P
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 11, 2019, 05:17:41 PM
 
In that box, is ..... one Windows mobile phone and docking station!

 HP Elite x3



(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/11/11/HP1.jpg)


(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/11/11/HP2.jpg)


(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/11/11/HP3.jpg)
 

(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/11/11/HP4.jpg)


Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on November 11, 2019, 09:00:45 PM
Why such a big black segmented box Martin, for such a small phone & base?  :o .........


Maybe you could fit a few Asparagus + Watercress sangers for lunch on one side, then in the other side, a Curried Chicken + Rice dish for the evening meal?


Derek  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tsenecal on November 12, 2019, 02:33:59 PM

In that box, is ..... one Windows mobile phone and docking station!

 HP Elite x3


why a windows mobile phone?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on November 12, 2019, 04:16:47 PM
because he wants to live in a world without walls
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on November 13, 2019, 10:23:38 AM
Under the right side is the usual multi country charger plug and associated cables etc.
Under the left side where the phone sat and under the centre where the stand is, is where the extensive multilingual warrenty and instruction encyclopedia - in other works the manual will take up a whole kitchen draw.  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Terry on November 13, 2019, 12:09:10 PM
Last Monday I ordered a HMS Volatile hull from Marks Model Bits. Looking forward to getting my hands on it !


Cheers Terry.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on November 13, 2019, 12:26:54 PM
Last Monday I ordered a HMS Volatile hull from Marks Model Bits. Looking forward to getting my hands on it !


Cheers Terry.
be careful it hasnt evaporated before it turns up with you. :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Terry on November 13, 2019, 12:37:34 PM
Didn't want to use the alternative name in case it was too hot to handle !!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: TailUK on November 13, 2019, 12:40:01 PM
Last Monday I ordered a HMS Volatile hull from Marks Model Bits. Looking forward to getting my hands on it !


Cheers Terry.

That is a lovely hull.  I've got 2 of them.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Stan on November 13, 2019, 01:53:40 PM
Some 1/200 scale brass etch frets from the U S. Then to rub salt in the wound  had to pay UK V A T and postal charges.

Stan. :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :((
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Terry on November 15, 2019, 01:11:36 PM
That is a lovely hull.  I've got 2 of them.

Hi TailUK. What did you build with the 2 hulls, any pics, build log etc. All info gratefully received.


Cheers, Terry.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on November 17, 2019, 06:15:31 PM
Just bought two at very best price £4.75 delivered
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DREMEL628/323906944514 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DREMEL628/323906944514)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on November 17, 2019, 08:05:48 PM
Our HMS Adamant 1911 was bought a baby to look after- a 1/48 scale C class submarine from Mountfleet Models (originally Chylds Model Dockyard). Have plans to have the C class moored along side the Adamant for some photo shooting to recreate some WW1 scenes.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Capt Podge on November 17, 2019, 09:50:55 PM
I like the sound of that Nick, adds another dimension to the hobby.
Looking forward to seeing the photos...


Regards,
Ray.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Andyn on November 17, 2019, 10:14:39 PM
I may (or may not) have just ordered another CMB 91 M-Line, and am deciding whether to convert my 91RS Evo from gear to direct drive, or just order a new 1.01 instead  %)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Andyn on November 20, 2019, 01:41:02 AM
I also may have just ordered a Seaducer SD3 NM 40, again in Gecko Green %)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0063/7232/7513/products/IMG_5946_360x.JPG?v=1540854396)

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on December 07, 2019, 12:46:24 PM
Thanks for the heads up on this Jason  :-))


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Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Buccaneer on January 13, 2020, 02:54:38 PM
I have just bought a Plasterer's Bath. This is a 4ft x 2ft x 1ft builders quality plastic tub, virtually indestructible, and will be used as a test tank.  It was getting a bit difficult to take larger models up to the bath (and clear up afterwards). This can sit outside my workshop and be filled with rainwater fro the Butt.

It also makes a great play pool for Henry, the Labrador, in the summer.

Price, delivered, is about £40. Do a Google search for Plasterers Bath, there's quite a few available.

John
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on January 13, 2020, 05:35:05 PM



  Just bought two of the excellent books on the Medway Queen together with a set of the Preservation Societies plans and modellers details  8)
  Just wonder if I am up to building a feathering paddle wheel at any scale !




(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/01/13/fullsizeoutput_17c.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/Zn0wl)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 13, 2020, 05:40:09 PM
This arrived today. I posted it in the eBay bargain thread £49.99 Bought it for my birthday  :-)


Not tried it yet but supposed to solder with hot air non contact.


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Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Howard on January 13, 2020, 08:20:47 PM
Hi Gents,
 II bought two boat stands one large  one medium after seeing a post on here posted very quickly and good price look very well made.
                 Howard.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on January 14, 2020, 06:18:37 AM
Hi All
Only four boats !!!
Canabus
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: mogurnda on January 14, 2020, 03:35:40 PM
Hi All,At the weekend treated myself to an order of some Tamiya lacquer paints and thinners from Wonderland Models, Edinburgh ...and waiting delivery of TC9T airbrush compressor 3L Tank 2 Switches 1/3 HP. To go with the spray booth I made....
Then Model Boats magazine was delivered today .... low and behold is an article on airbrushing models.... Well I'm off to get a coffee and read the new magazine.

Cheers David.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on January 18, 2020, 03:29:14 PM



  Browsing our local Wilco I was taken by their Zoopa Dooper cutting (Stanley) knife. Their own brand but the quality of manufacture was far superior to anything I have seen before . The blade folds totally away and folds out to lock in various positions . Their is a fold out compartment in the handle for spare blades and elastoplast's. What i like most is that the blade is totally rigid when locked in position and does not move about as the others do. Also got a pack of titanium coated blades and 10 mini super glue tubes ( £1  )







(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/01/18/20200118_150502_resized.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/ZWXUp)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 10, 2020, 08:27:27 PM
We decided to go to IKEA specifically today expecting it to be very quiet  (Monday) BIG MISTAKE half term holiday in LEEDS absolutely rammed  %%
Anyway it was to get this island table for my craft room. The top is 580x500 and very stable, could mount a bandsaw or a vice no problem.
It just gives me more options and it's so easy to move on the two wheels.


£40 bargain


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Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 21, 2020, 06:10:54 PM
I bought two things this week that have arrived,


1. A KiWiBiRD SD card reader, as an annoying micro 64 GB SDisc has been locked by the old dashcam and wont delete the X2 program on it, it keeps saying the card has an error and wont record or even allow deleting of the files, this PC is not set up with a SD card reader so had to buy one for the future.


2. a bench vice 100mm, pictures below.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on February 21, 2020, 06:49:58 PM
Have been everywhere in pretty much 200miles trying to buy a Dremel drill press. Mail order no good as I only get random periods at home. Everywhere that used to have them, none now.  Never had cash before, now I do and can't buy one for love nor money!


I just had some small bits from CMB but watch-out, they're increasingly taking orders for out of stock items and not saying until you have to ask.  Boo.


Rich
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 21, 2020, 07:22:50 PM
Can you not have one delivered to a friend or neighbour ?
Plenty under £40 online
I sold mine on here last year




EDIT
Amazon prime next day or click and collect
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dremel-Workstation-Flex-Shaft-Drilling-Woodworking/dp/B0012RQG94
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: DaveM on February 21, 2020, 07:44:23 PM
Today I bought a plastic kit off E-Bay. Damned if I can remember the last time I bought a plastic kit from anywhere, but it was likely on my way back from singing in the choir at St Giles' church in West Bridgford, Nottingham circa 1961. I was paid the princely sum of 2s 6d, which covered the price of an Airfix Series 1 kit and a tube of glue from Doughty's newsagents on the cycle-ride home.
Happy daze.
DaveM
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on February 21, 2020, 08:36:50 PM
I've bought 11 triple glazed windows - specialist rendering - scaffolding and a plasterer.  Yep I'm now officially skint  {-)


All I wanted was some wood to make a boat  {:-{
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on February 22, 2020, 02:17:37 AM
Can you not have one delivered to a friend or neighbour ?
Plenty under £40 online
I sold mine on here last year




EDIT
Amazon prime next day or click and collect
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dremel-Workstation-Flex-Shaft-Drilling-Woodworking/dp/B0012RQG94 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dremel-Workstation-Flex-Shaft-Drilling-Woodworking/dp/B0012RQG94)


It's complicated, I'm split between 3 adresses, nobody much at either.   I used to have an Amazon Account until I realised It wasnt amazon (we're going back 10 yrs plus) -so I go to the seller direct ever since.  Nevermind, I am someone who needs to twiddle with knobs and dials before buying.  My local store sells Proxxon but not the mill you bought which i'm hankering for, but without a display model to try, its a no for me.

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: david48 on February 22, 2020, 09:47:55 AM
It is radio related but not RC . 50/500MHz frequency counter and RF meter , in kit form.  It came from India . DHL tracked no problem at all, only £3:04 import duty ,lots of soldering.
David
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 05, 2020, 02:51:03 PM
I just bought another Hilti battery drill. I've been using one a long time as the speed control and weight are so controllable for hand drilling brass.
I came across it by chance so I checked the Hilti UK website to find it would be £234. It's a new model replacing previous lightweight.


I paid £100.99 delivered . The two 4.0amp batteries would cost £104 alone from HiltiUK

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The new and old


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Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 08, 2020, 06:45:47 PM
Bargain hic...  https://www.beermerchants.com/delirium-tremens-blond-speciality-8-5-33cl-bottle/
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on March 08, 2020, 07:29:42 PM
My favourite one from the Hogs Back Brewery
https://www.hogsback.co.uk/brands/all-year-round-ales/a-over-t/ (https://www.hogsback.co.uk/brands/all-year-round-ales/a-over-t/)


   They say that they call it A over T to stand for "aroma's over Tongham , but we know what it really stands (?) for.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on March 08, 2020, 07:53:55 PM
Apart from MG parts and adding to my Tornado collection I have bought some Action parts from Component Shop for my ferry from Carl, a foghorn with speaker and switch unit.
I also received a fantastic propeller from Prop Shop for my 1/72 HMS Warrior 1860 model which needed a more scale prop, the one fitted on the previously owned model had a four bladed prop but I asked Simon to make me a 1/72 version that would work effectively- so its not 100% accurate but its more correct than the old prop.



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: sabre on March 08, 2020, 08:54:12 PM
Six sheets 3x1 lite ply. five of which are two mm and the other is three mm.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 08, 2020, 09:41:42 PM
No mention of stocking up on loo rolls yet then..... %)

Colin
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 08, 2020, 09:49:18 PM
Use both sides, more room in the trolley for beer  %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BrianB6 on March 08, 2020, 10:07:29 PM
No mention of stocking up on loo rolls yet then..... %)

Colin
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My wife managed to buy a packet of double length rolls last Friday.   Our major supermarkets are limiting customers to 1 or 2 packets at a time.  <*<
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: dougal99 on March 08, 2020, 10:15:53 PM
I bought the Financial Times, it matches the pink of the bathroom  {-) {-) {-) {-) 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: C-3PO on March 12, 2020, 01:02:54 PM
A little beauty.....

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/03/12/IMG_8699.jpg)

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/03/12/image.png)

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/03/12/image0dea2e74aa620eb3.png)

C-3PO
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Capt Podge on March 12, 2020, 01:14:41 PM
Crikey! I thought that second photo was of a room... the third one put it back into perspective.
You've got a cracker there  O0


Regards,
Ray.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 12, 2020, 01:23:00 PM
Very nice  :-)  does it sail too?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: C-3PO on March 12, 2020, 01:37:04 PM
Hi Andy,

Yes ....

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/03/12/imagefc87eb2f4d46283e.png)

C-3PO
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 12, 2020, 01:41:25 PM
 8)  Looks expensive  O0

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on March 12, 2020, 02:00:06 PM
No mention of stocking up on loo rolls yet then..... %)

Colin


The wife showed me a posting on one of the social media platforms


"the great toilet roll famine of 2020 was the result of A@@@holes"


I got a Steak bake from Gregg's and thought the bag has the consistency of a two sheet version of IZAL paper, I might have to use it in an emergency.


I am about to print a notice for the bathroom where the loo roll is hung, it will read


Please use sparingly, use this notice only in emergencies.


I was going to put BUM BUM afterwards (lavi brush), but that's a bad pun - OH i did sorry
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: frazer heslop on March 12, 2020, 06:11:17 PM
Our lass recons I need to socialise more soo just bought a new suit
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 12, 2020, 07:22:45 PM
 
 {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: coch y bonddu on March 12, 2020, 07:32:11 PM
A 2.4 mtr plank to hang the curtain rail on  O0 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)




Dave


Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 16, 2020, 06:21:33 PM
Had four new tyres fitted on Friday to wife's car. They were on the advisory last MOT for cracking so got another year out of them (very bad)
Passed MOT today  O0


Just bought new front vented discs and pads for £40.67p delivered from eurocarparts PAT75 discount code . I saw they were badly worn while having the tyres changed but good enough to pass the test. Will swap them when weather improves
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on March 16, 2020, 10:12:18 PM
Bought this beauty on Friday. As my username suggests it is a RAF boat in particular a Ďtin boatí used by the RAF Marine Craft Section. Due to the size of these vessels it was decided to name them as opposed to referring to them by their RAF number- so 4002 is Stirling however the name on the model is Sunderland. No big deal as these vessels were virtually identical anyway! Itís 1/20 scale and features working lights, flashing morse Aldis lamps, and radar scanner. Does need some upgrading electrics-wise as the mechanical mixer unit isnít working properly so an Action version will be purchased in due course.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 16, 2020, 10:20:06 PM
 
Very nice electronics board layout!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on March 16, 2020, 10:22:49 PM

Very nice electronics board layout!




Iíd say 85-90% of the electrics work, still not sure what the 6v switch does however! Everything still turns on with it turned off! So still investigating what it does. Lovely model though, which is of course why I bought her.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: coch y bonddu on March 16, 2020, 10:38:22 PM
Nick whats the hull made of any idea who made it or is it a wooden home built one
love it




Dave
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on March 16, 2020, 10:54:25 PM
Hi Stav


Itís a Martins Models kit which was sold off to Dave Metcalf then MBD.
A fibre glass hull with some Action equipment added later. According to the information given to me it was built in 1995 by a member of the Stevenage club who unfortunately has recently passed away.

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: coch y bonddu on March 16, 2020, 11:07:14 PM
Thanks for that info Nick




Dave
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RMH on March 16, 2020, 11:46:32 PM
I've just bought one of those as well. It has been sat around for a while and like yours will need a full electronics upgrade
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on March 17, 2020, 08:33:25 AM
Snap! :-)


Well I never, Iíve only ever seen hulls of this model from D Metcalf and later MBD. When I was told it was kit I was surprised as I had never seen or heard of one before. But this now proves that there was, too many parts that look identical!
Iíll have to look through some old copies of Model Boats to see if I can find any reference to the kit.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: french dave on March 18, 2020, 01:14:20 AM
The Sunderland 4002 was owned by Roland Duffet, a previous chairman of Stevenage Model Boat Club who had been modelling since his teens.. Whilst talking to his family during the disposal of his collection I was shown a cutting of him receiving a medal for a model at a Model Engineering Show when he was 16. He had many models to that standard and had contributed several articles to model boating magazines. There are many books on naval subjects and both biographies and fictional stories on conflicts for the period from WW11 to date that are to be sorted. .I am hoping that these articles and much historical information on SMBC will be found during this process.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on March 18, 2020, 08:51:01 AM
so what does the 2vlx stand for as the models are 4001 and 4002, just wondered
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on March 18, 2020, 08:54:04 AM
I think it refers to the radio frequency used by the vessels. Itís hard to say as all my pictures show a large roundel in this position instead but it is repeated on the flying bridge on what I assume is the radio.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on March 18, 2020, 09:03:38 AM
The actual model that I bought (built by Roland Duffet) is truly stunning as I keep finding extra detail each time I look. Iíve got the Aldis lamps working now as I missed a plug hidden in the superstructure which powers them. I intend to do some light repairs primarily the hand rails as some are broken but easily fixed. His figure painting is excellent and their addition adds so much scale to the model.
Whilst I donít think I met Roland I hope to keep his model alive and running for him. Many thanks to French Dave and Klunk for allowing me to purchase this special model. :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RMH on March 18, 2020, 12:34:36 PM
Hi Nick
You're probably already aware of it but there is a site with some useful info and pictures of all the RAF boats. Sunderland was 4001 with 4002 being Stirling
http://www.rafboats.co.uk/galleryrttl.html (http://www.rafboats.co.uk/galleryrttl.html)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: mrlownotes on March 18, 2020, 12:44:08 PM
Hi Nick
You're probably already aware of it but there is a site with some useful info and pictures of all the RAF boats. Sunderland was 4001 with 4002 being Stirling


BEWARE - NORTON, on my PC, reports this as a DANGEROUS WEBPAGE and recommends NOT to visit it !!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RMH on March 18, 2020, 12:46:05 PM
Also found this which confirms what you said about the call sign on page 46
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=bFpRxw3esC8C&pg=PA46&lpg=PA46&dq=call+sign+2vlx&source=bl&ots=1QVFSLb_lP&sig=ACfU3U2NIUpoWJLcdsBnbK1RK9si1vB4BA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjZ_-eYhqToAhURfMAKHcYgAGcQ6AEwAHoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=call%20sign%202vlx&f=false
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RMH on March 18, 2020, 12:50:35 PM

AVG doesn't pick this page up as being anything dodgy and I've visited the site many times. Just done a scan of my pc and nothing.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: coch y bonddu on March 18, 2020, 12:51:59 PM
Been using that site for years and have never had a problem i used to have Norton but was such a pain in the derrier that I got rid of it,it eve stopped me getting on here at one time.




Went back to Windows security after a reccomendation off a friend who works in the the industry ...if it good enough for the ig players then hell it good enough for me and mere mortals




Dave
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 18, 2020, 01:47:16 PM
Why does it need to be secure? it doesn't ask for any personal information in any way shape or form.
Years ago when I used windows my experience of Norton was that it impacted greatly on the PC performance.
I mainly use Mac now and no additional security than apple provide included
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 18, 2020, 04:05:17 PM
I just managed a 24 pack of Andrex at ASDA  £9 woo hoo I'm on a roll. Just hope I don't get a headache
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: SailorGreg on March 18, 2020, 05:31:56 PM
I'm on a roll.
Well, 24 rolls to be precise.   :}
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 18, 2020, 06:41:31 PM
I'm happy to share with those in dire need. I have two toilets  O0


Wifey calls them bathrooms because she's posh  {-)  despite one having nothing but a sink & pan
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 18, 2020, 07:15:22 PM
She also calls our front passage a hall  {-) {-) {-)


Good job we don't have a back passage  %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on March 18, 2020, 09:25:25 PM
mmmmmmmmmmm :o
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on March 18, 2020, 09:56:52 PM
I too managed a pack of 18 rolls from Home & Bargain this morning £3.99, safe for another two weeks.  :}
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 19, 2020, 09:55:12 AM
Ocado may be a problem but Eurocarparts and DHL are ace.
All this for £40 delivered direct via Tamworth import hub.


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Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 26, 2020, 09:33:01 AM
Preparing for the long haul Iíve ordered a skipping rope for when the shingles have gone  O0
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: dreadnought72 on March 26, 2020, 12:06:32 PM
Hmm. I thought "locked down" -> "shed time"


But no. Yesterday saw me painting the kitchen cupboard no-one cares about, and today I've learned there's a new oven arriving tomorrow. Which I will no doubt be fitting.  <:(


Andy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on March 26, 2020, 12:11:57 PM
H all, really boring I had to buy soap on the Internet!  Arrived this morning, slightly cheaper than the supermarket and free delivery.
But it is out to the workshop after lunch.
Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on March 26, 2020, 12:17:16 PM
My mum ordered what she thought were three hand cleaners- much to her shock this morning when a heavy box turned up with three packs of six hand cleaners! She hated the hoarders so much for the last few weeks and now she feels like one herself  :}  she failed to read the small print!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Tug Fanatic on March 26, 2020, 12:22:20 PM
My mum ordered what she thought were three hand cleaners- much to her shock this morning when a heavy box turned up with three packs of six hand cleaners! She hated the hoarders so much for the last few weeks and now she feels like one herself  :}  she failed to read the small print!

Didn't she think that they were 3 very expensive hand cleaners?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on March 26, 2020, 12:29:03 PM
No actually she said they were quite cheap, which was why she bought them. It completely baffled her until she looked back on Amazon and spotted the small print saying that they were three Ďpacks of 6í! Sheís donating the excess to the local surgery/doctors if they will have them.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 28, 2020, 02:08:02 AM
 
  Good one 'Mum'!  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BrianB6 on March 28, 2020, 06:54:53 AM
At least that is one item we don't have to buy.
One son in law is an industrial chemist and made 900 litres last week.  :embarrassed:
He will soon have to start using Ethanol (which Oz makes from sugar cane) and it is possible our E10 petrol will stop production for more important uses.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 31, 2020, 10:43:21 PM
Today I bought an amazon firestick on China eBay for £9.90 I expect velly rong derivery  time but Iím not in a rush
I doubt it is fake as they are made there anyway
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on April 01, 2020, 08:19:17 AM
  (https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/283368291367-0-0/s-l140/p.jpg)  Perfect Headband With 2 LED Light Jeweler Magnifier Magnifying Glass Loupe (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Perfect-Headband-With-2-LED-Light-Jeweler-Magnifier-Magnifying-Glass-Loupe/283368291367?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)( 283368291367 )

Hi all I have bought 3 of these 2 as gifts they are excellent in value. Been in use 2 years.   Currently at £12.19 inc free p&p.
The band is basic and I stick a cut up mouse mat on the inside of the band to make a softer grip.
regards
Roy
   
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: regiment on April 01, 2020, 02:48:41 PM
500 ltrsheating oil £185  3 months ago £275  now thats a bargain jusl lately  getting cold here in sunny cornwall
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 01, 2020, 06:43:19 PM
 
Tell you something, Amazon are doing a good thing out of me at the moment!   :((
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Tug Fanatic on April 01, 2020, 07:38:01 PM
Tell you something, Amazon are doing a good thing out of me at the moment!   :((


There must be a type of glue you haven't got yet???
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 01, 2020, 08:40:41 PM
 
'Unicorn Tears' glue ( Roket card glue )  comes Friday... or Saturday..... or Sunday....... or Monday!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Ralph on April 01, 2020, 09:12:37 PM
An Airfix Cutty Sark level 1 model reduced to 65p in Aldi - complete with paint, glue and a paint brush.  Going to see if I can wean No.1 grandson away from lego.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Howard on April 01, 2020, 09:26:18 PM
Nothing as I have been decorating my grandsons bedroom huge New York skyline Batman seen  so back to modelling tomorrow as no shops open and not sure I want anything from China plus waiting time must be many months now  not many weeks.
                        Regards Howard.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on April 03, 2020, 01:02:18 PM
Boatingwise just bought TurboCAD Deluxe.

I've been using Microsoft Visio for my boat designs, used to use it at work, but it's not the best program for that and I want to produce some files for laser etching i.e. deck planking and get some 3D printing done.

Just got to learn how to use it now!

Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 03, 2020, 02:09:07 PM
 
Visio? .... How????
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on April 03, 2020, 03:43:55 PM
Yes, usually used for diagrams and tables etc. but I've used it for producing drawings for house extensions etc. as well as for model boats. Bit labourious for that but it does produce some nice drawings.

Couple of shots off the PC - hopefully they come out alright.

Chris




Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Capt Podge on April 10, 2020, 07:05:22 PM
Bought and delivered this week ?

Top up of wood - balsa, ply, bass strip and spruce...

Also, marker pens and tape and a nice template...

Regards,
Ray.

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Capt Podge on April 10, 2020, 07:07:47 PM
Wood from SLEC.UK

Markers etc from London Graphics (with thanks to Mark T for the heads up) :-))

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on April 10, 2020, 09:53:50 PM
A replacement MIG welder! Our last one made some really bad sounds when it was feeding the wire through. When looking we found the tensioner was loose so we re-adjusted it and it worked for a while before it emitted a high pitch noise- the motor which drives the feed had stopped. We bought a replacement and checked it over- the plastic tension parts are metal in in this model (a big bonus) but when we started comparing we found that the motor was like comparing a 380 motor (in the old welder) to a 800 in the new! Makes welding so much better and such a clean weld too. Wish we had skipped the old one years ago!


Modelling wise Iíve purchased some references for future models and some shipís boats from Quaycraft for the remaining ones for Invincible and all the ones for Albatross.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: dreadnought72 on April 10, 2020, 10:35:12 PM
A Portgarth tug and bits 'n' bobs from Cornwall Model Boats. If I'm to be locked down, it might as well be with something to keep me occupied for a few months.


In full-size boating, the towbar for the new (old) Qashqai arrives Tuesday!


Busy Andy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on April 15, 2020, 09:59:27 PM
I was a bit miffed when one of my 200mm Irwin bar-clamps let go when I was using my router and spoiled the DIY job I was working on. They look good quality but the serrations on the bar seem to be "smoothing" off despite  little use - I'm guessing the bar wasn't hardened properly. An internet search suggested that Bessey (made in Germany) are good quality and having ordered two found that indeed they are. So ordered a couple of smaller ones as well.

On the boating front have ordered a Raboesch maintenance free prop shaft from Cornwall Model Boats and an Overlander motor for my current build of a Huntsman 31 Sport.

Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: CGAux26 on April 15, 2020, 10:32:41 PM
Oil changes for both cars.  whoop.  {:-{
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Stan on April 15, 2020, 10:35:28 PM
Not a thing.


Stan
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: CGAux26 on April 15, 2020, 10:39:19 PM
Sure it is.  5 quarts of oil and a filter for each car are THINGS.  Maybe not the labor part. O0 :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on April 16, 2020, 09:13:55 AM
Was planting up some runner bean seeds and decided to buy another variety to add choice . Went to garden centre who are open as they sell fresh veg as well. ---Nothing, {:-{  totally cleaned out of all veg seed. Went on line, main stockists all sold out , on e-bay plenty of seed but the b******s had bought all the seed up and are selling it for 5-6 seeds at the price a 25 seed packet normally costs , may their ********es fester.  <*<
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: david48 on April 16, 2020, 09:47:39 AM

My buy this week is a K5 pressure washer from Karcher Outlet  at very good money
David
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on April 16, 2020, 10:07:23 AM
My buy this week is a K5 pressure washer from Karcher Outlet  at very good money
David


  I bought a K4 full control from the outlet shop last month , wonderful tool but the instructions are carp. Good job a little bit of messing about sorts out whats what.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on April 16, 2020, 10:42:54 AM
We got a K2 last year, adequate for what we use if for, washing down the yard at the start and end of each year, it's amazing how much grime accumulates over a couple of months, next door (who doesn't seem to know what social distancing is  >>:-(  ) is having his back wall repointed at some point, so will need to wash the yard down again after they finish.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: dreadnought72 on April 16, 2020, 11:17:38 AM
I bought a towbar for the car, a Nissan Qashqai, from Witter. I spent several hours preparing the car for installation (bumper off, dozens of plastic clips) and finally reached the stage where I could join the parts. I had an awful time trying to bolt things together, but got there in the end. This is the third time I've done this (the Nissan Note and Honda Jazz were mechanically much easier). Next time? I'll pay someone else. I'm covered in scratches, my muscles ache, and I can barely move this morning.  <:(


Andy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 16, 2020, 12:16:41 PM
 
Come on Andy!
  You're used to building Warships!  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: dreadnought72 on April 16, 2020, 12:46:07 PM
 {-) The frustrating thing is, the tow bar's to tow my boat, the weather's perfect for sailing up here this week, and I can't take it anywhere. Sailing is not allowed as exercise.


Oh well. Portgarth arrives shortly. I'll lock myself in my shed and look at it (Winter project) while doing some clinker dinghy commissions.


Andy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: coch y bonddu on April 18, 2020, 12:43:49 PM
Well Mrs Stav bought Me this as a late Birthday pressent cant wait to get and paruse this one



(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49788509812_025fdcab17.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iRD8mY)s-l1600 (https://flic.kr/p/2iRD8mY) by David jones (https://www.flickr.com/photos/182848324@N02/), on Flickr

Dave
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 20, 2020, 12:38:13 PM
 
Why is it you can never find anything, when you know you have them in the house somewhere?!  >>:-(

(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/04/20/connetor-block.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/ZwqsL)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 20, 2020, 08:38:52 PM
I am really very lucky to have a large ironmongers across the road from me. Very well organised for distancing (CoViD)
I was desperate for sandpaper and between that and the cutting spray I spent £20 . Far cheaper than many other outlets.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-JWPGrcH/0/e451b21c/X2/6246F32C-0582-4826-A6A0-FDD3AA008266-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-8VxLJLF/0/263f95a0/X2/4CC1A7A5-CD15-4AE1-AAD2-99E4407B1BF7-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on April 24, 2020, 05:55:59 PM
7 bronze props in various sizes and 3 P brackets for current and future builds.

Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: coch y bonddu on April 24, 2020, 08:01:07 PM
off ebay and i forgot about them arghhhhhhhhhhhh




Dave
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: coch y bonddu on April 24, 2020, 08:04:25 PM
Well i bought this little cuitee today


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49814453831_710a697bf6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iTW6BD)IMG_4440 (https://flic.kr/p/2iTW6BD) by David jones (https://www.flickr.com/photos/182848324@N02/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49813942813_2bbcec9965_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iTTtGZ)IMG_4431 (https://flic.kr/p/2iTTtGZ) by David jones (https://www.flickr.com/photos/182848324@N02/), on Flickr


Dave
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on April 24, 2020, 10:37:44 PM
off ebay and i forgot about them arghhhhhhhhhhhh




Dave


What off EBay?


Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on April 25, 2020, 09:13:57 AM
Well i bought this little cuitee today


Dave


Ahh what a lovely puppy Dave - come on what have you named it???
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on April 25, 2020, 09:15:14 AM
I bought a propeller from the prop shop - Simon was very helpful I've just got to be patient now
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Buccaneer on April 25, 2020, 11:06:48 AM
My Mountfleet Sealight arrived earlier in the week and I have just ordered all the extras from Component Shop (Electrics), Cornwall (UJ and inserts) and DeLux Materials (all the glue and Epoxy I normally buy locally)
John
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 25, 2020, 11:17:54 AM
My Mountfleet Sealight arrived earlier in the week and I have just ordered all the extras from Component Shop (Electrics), Cornwall (UJ and inserts) and DeLux Materials (all the glue and Epoxy I normally buy locally)
John

I built the Highlander - great kit!

 https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Builds/Puffer_Jan/1ndex_Puffer_Jan.htm

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Buccaneer on April 25, 2020, 01:45:14 PM
I agree Martin. I built the Highlander about 7 years ago and it is still my favourite from my collection. A couple of months or so ago a member posted a link to a collection of Puffer pictures, which has given me some thoughts for slight customisation and hence the purchase of another puffer.
John
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 26, 2020, 11:24:10 AM
I've just ordered this for my Tamiya paint pots but it also accepts my Billings paint pots. I'm going to mount it on the only space remaining in my craft shop, the inside of the door  {-)


https://youtu.be/UDUE0X8sndw?t=178 (https://youtu.be/UDUE0X8sndw?t=178)

Laser cut Acrylic rack. Made from 5mm laser cut solid acrylic.
Dimensions 575mm x 473mm x 55mm (H x W x D) Bottom shelf 116mm

Holds 70 Tamiya Lacquers (including 4 on the bottom shelf)3x Tamiya Glues1x Tamiya Retarder1x Tamiya Thinners1x Tamiya Thinners with Retarder
This item will require assemblyRack can be free standing but is designed to be secured to a wall

(https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5ca100ad7d0c9160175d8ea8/1574391450655-Q5OED5DI8V8OV5BVTOI2/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kOvI5KLIl7r0jGN8apmKDKV7gQa3H78H3Y0txjaiv_0fDoOvxcdMmMKkDsyUqMSsMWxHk725yiiHCCLfrh8O1z5QHyNOqBUUEtDDsRWrJLTmdDC-KcNc9XgRiHYxHOb5FKn3oMWjrsRRTY3nJyvoFWS8iO-EJc8_l-n_PQiOKRbn/530D9499-86D9-4BA8-BEFF-6033FE788CDA.jpeg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 27, 2020, 02:44:48 PM
I've just been refunded on this  {:-{  He's not doing business during the CoViD
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 27, 2020, 03:26:50 PM
 
Getting ready for Virtual Mayhem @ Wicksteed!

(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/04/27/pool.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/ZgAe9)
                           .... and you get a free pool with them too!   ok2   
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: coch y bonddu on April 27, 2020, 03:53:08 PM

Ahh what a lovely puppy Dave - come on what have you named it???




Daisy the girls named it but the biggest joke is that is that they also named it before we had her




Dave
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on April 28, 2020, 09:32:56 AM

Getting ready for Virtual Mayhem @ Wicksteed!

(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/04/27/pool.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/ZgAe9)
                           .... and you get a free pool with them too!   ok2  
And I thought this was a family forum - shame on you  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 30, 2020, 05:34:04 PM
Never heard of THE ENGLISH Whisky company until a few minutes ago. Spurred on by a friend who bought two other varieties I bought the peaty


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Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tonyH on April 30, 2020, 06:12:19 PM
If it's the St George Distillery one you mean, they are, or rather were and will be, an excellent visit. A lot better value than the Adnams one which is our other local offering.
 %)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 30, 2020, 06:20:11 PM
If it's the St George Distillery one you mean, they are, or rather were and will be, an excellent visit. A lot better value than the Adnams one which is our other local offering.
 %)

Yes it's them, founded 2006. No need for a visit. Amazon Prime Saturday :-))  Although I would do the tour if I was holidaying locally


I hope its good because delivered price is only a couple or three quid less than Lagavulin 16
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tonyH on April 30, 2020, 07:25:34 PM
Taste with malt is very subjective as you know so I really can't say, also because they have several different dates on the tour and I honestly can't remember after the first few :D .It's also useful because of (a) the cakes in the teashop and (b) because it's only a stones throw from Snetterton racetrack.
My favourite at present is the Skiren from Scapa for before dinner and the Glamsa from the same distillery for afters! Luckily Waitrose always seem to have them on offer as well.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: frazer heslop on April 30, 2020, 10:47:51 PM
Never found a bad Malt yet :}
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: david48 on May 01, 2020, 08:58:56 AM

There is only two sorts of whisky ,good and better . If you can find one a 17 yr Glenfarclas  is the way to go or the 15yr as another choice ( ask DM )
David
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tonyH on May 01, 2020, 09:21:55 AM
Watch for the bubbles!
SWMBO used to work for one of the big brewers who also owned a couple of distilleries. Allegedly, the way to select a decent from a poor one is to (a) shake the bottle (b) watch the bubbles that set round the meniscus (c) the longer they hang around the better because there is a greater concentration of the essential oils and essences that give the buzz.

 ok2

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: boat captain on May 01, 2020, 09:45:09 AM
I am with you David 17 year old Glenfarclas takes some beating.


Joe
 :-)) :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on May 01, 2020, 10:12:59 AM
Just about to cloth and resin a hull and realized I'd used up all my cloth. So two packs of lightweight ordered and on its way.

Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tonyH on May 12, 2020, 07:34:15 PM
Caveat Emptor!
I ran out of my normal malt. The bloke in the local wine shop, who is doing an excellent job with deliveries to us, suggested I try this. The first taste gave the sort of feeling that I was one of the victims fromthat Heironymous Bosch painting of Hell. I've learnt the rules since then and actually like it but............You Have Been Warned! 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 12, 2020, 07:44:32 PM
Interesting, have you tasted it yet?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tonyH on May 12, 2020, 07:46:59 PM
Yup, several times, but the first taste reminded me of all those grappas, rakis etc. that I remember from trips round the Med 50 years ago.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tonyH on May 12, 2020, 07:48:30 PM
PS Beware also of the price because it comes in 50cl bottles, not 70cl.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 12, 2020, 07:50:50 PM
£46  %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 12, 2020, 07:51:56 PM
Alternative 70cl £35 https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/mackmyra-svensk-whisky/mackmyra-svensk-ek-whisky/?utm_content=mackmyra-svensk-whisky/mackmyra-svensk-ek-whisky&currencyCode=GBP&utm_source=database&utm_medium=base&utm_campaign=mom_base_1&gclid=CjwKCAjwkun1BRAIEiwA2mJRWXXJD7VuLDfmUlRXjqrI5AAahA428t8jVM6EJzNRDL6Ve6OVlHXPAhoCUZoQAvD_BwE
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 12, 2020, 07:55:18 PM
This is a bargain if you order now £35
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00IJIFTQA/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00IJIFTQA/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new)


EDIT ordered  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: DaveM on May 12, 2020, 07:59:12 PM
There is only two sorts of whisky ,good and better . If you can find one a 17 yr Glenfarclas  is the way to go or the 15yr as another choice ( ask DM )
David
O, quite definitely yes! And thanks again - it was most unexpected and all the more welcome for that.
DM
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: TheLongBuild on May 12, 2020, 08:11:08 PM

Ordered 14 days ago, well who am I to object when SWMBO wanted a pool to keep up her swim fitness .   :} :} :}


So here I was looking forward to setting up the home pond, sorry SWMBO'ds pool only to receive an email today saying all money's had been refunded as currently  out of stock and no idea when next delivery will be !! >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(


and in case you wondered how she was going to swim in this..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2cOlL0jGTU&fbclid=IwAR0kUZuxAa93ChQ_ZfoW9gu22ydzCKWh0APDJpBVp58FaNELN0VG4EehCxc

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tonyH on May 12, 2020, 09:25:51 PM
No, no, no chaps! The one I'm talking about is the ROK which is flavoured with Juniper!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 12, 2020, 09:28:04 PM
Yes yes yes this sounds more my bag  :-))
Nose: fruity, mandarin, tart tatin, apple pie, honey. Light oakiness, toasted bread, fresh butter toffee.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tonyH on May 13, 2020, 09:21:29 AM
Nah! Got to be.....
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 20, 2020, 06:13:51 PM
I've recently bought from Cornwall Model Boats via their web shop
and Leeds Model shop via their eBay listings


I must commend them both for the speed of delivery in these times.


Leeds Model Shop used Royal Mail
Cornwall used DPD
Both excellent
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Colin Bishop on May 20, 2020, 06:18:41 PM
I have ordered from Leeds Model Shop three times recently. Good prices and very prompt delivery.  :-))

Colin
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 20, 2020, 06:24:32 PM
They do not profiteer, they have a fixed rate mark up on trade that works and keeps them pretty on the ball with keenest prices.
I'm very lucky to be local


Cornwall too may as well be around the corner and considerably cheaper than the internet in general for kits like Billings etc


Anyway what did I buy on Monday? Z poxy finishing resin 12 oz arrived today  :-))  Wednesday
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Colin Bishop on May 20, 2020, 06:34:18 PM
I have also bit the bullet and ordered some more Permagrit tools from SLEC. Yes, pricy but so what in these times? We are unlikely to be going on holiday.

Colin
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 20, 2020, 06:36:59 PM
I bought a full set for I cannot remember but CHEAP from a Mayhem member in sales   8)


No cruising for some time Colin  <:(
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on May 20, 2020, 07:25:22 PM
For me:


8 rolls of filament for 3d printing a hull I found on internet
Amera huntsman moulding kit (cheap kit but will detail well, looked to buy one for ages!)
A second mini Loyal tender GRP from Mountfleet I will freelance on this time whenever I take to doing it
Found a body shop that was open so all 4 rusty wheel arches getting sorted on the Merc before it gets too late! Get it back tomorrow so that counts as a once a week run to keep it moving. I was trying to get them sorted for 3 months so far


....I had a bit of spare cash accumulated so apart from the car, treating myself now. Might regret it in a month!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Colin Bishop on May 20, 2020, 07:41:06 PM
Quote
No cruising for some time Colin 

Actually we don't cruise very often but we did have two trips to Greece booked, one has been cancelled, the other almost certain to be. It's a shame as we love driving around the country and visiting the archaeological sites but on the plus side we have covered most areas of the country over the last few years. We did it while we could - who knew!

Colin
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on May 20, 2020, 07:42:22 PM



  Was thinking this might be useful for fairing up frames which I have a lot to do very soon. Anyone had experience of it  ?
https://www.axminstertools.com/nt-sanding-plate-tools-ax888688?sel=504015 (https://www.axminstertools.com/nt-sanding-plate-tools-ax888688?sel=504015)
 also https://www.axminstertools.com/tools-from-japan-nt-sanding-plate-detail-sander-504014
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on May 20, 2020, 07:54:52 PM
Letís see if any one can guess what Iíve bought here!



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on May 20, 2020, 07:56:05 PM
For "fairing" frames you should really use something "bow shaped". A long bit of curved wood with paper stretched between or on the back-side for concave parts. Sorry, that's a bit of a simplication. I like what you posted but apart from shape -is that much different from a sanding block for free or about a pound'odd?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on May 20, 2020, 07:57:04 PM
Letís see if any one can guess what Iíve bought here!


I saw the listing so no saying the obvious (apart from the shape of it!).
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Colin Bishop on May 20, 2020, 07:59:03 PM
QE2?

Colin
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on May 20, 2020, 08:04:30 PM
You guys are quick! ok2


Yes itís a QE2 in what I believe was said to be 1/200 scale. When I worked out how big the real vessel I was very impressed- I knew she was big but I never really took much interest until recently. The box turned up yesterday and itís taller than my mum! Well she she is only 4ft 8in so she was slightly miffed at the size of it!
It was surprisingly cheap for the hull so Iím not expecting great things in the flesh so to say but I did wonder if anyone knows where I could find some drawings for the QE2?
Many thanks
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on May 20, 2020, 08:25:20 PM
The shape of the first 1/3rd of the moulding is instantly recognisable!  That up-turn of the side shell before the start of the superstructure even before I saw the details of the listing. Sorry, I would be same as you trying Google for plans. Must be out there!


(My mum is about 4'8" in heels also! LoL)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on May 20, 2020, 08:32:35 PM
Hi RST


Completely agree, Iím currently googling trying to find something helpful.
I take it your Mum is like mine that even though she is so short she will still clip your ear when you need it! Lol
My mum blames me for loosing two inches in height -when she was 24 she said she was 4ft 10 but after she had me she claims she dropped to 4ft 8!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on May 20, 2020, 08:59:35 PM
LoL, my mum hasn't been able to reach that high since I was about 15 and I'm not particularly tall.  Back of a wooden spoon hurts more though -even on more fatty lower parts of the body!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on May 20, 2020, 09:32:03 PM
LoL, my mum hasn't been able to reach that high since I was about 15 and I'm not particularly tall.  Back of a wooden spoon hurts more though -even on more fatty lower parts of the body!




 {-)  They find ways to over come height- Iím only a foot taller but I still feel like a little boy when she looks at me and uses my full name!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on May 20, 2020, 09:41:40 PM



 {-)  They find ways to over come height- Iím only a foot taller but I still feel like a little boy when she looks at me and uses my full name!


My Mum, since year dot can't spit my name, Richard, out first time, I am well used to being called Roger (father), Jonathan (brother), Rod (uncle), Derrick, James, Robert or anyone random person spoken to in the same day (usually in sequence).  It's been an in-house joke for about 25 years now LoL.  Must be in my jeans, I call most people Dave now and explain to them I just can't remember names!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: CGAux26 on May 20, 2020, 09:55:39 PM
CHERRIES!  We bought first of the season cherries at the grocery today and they are GREAT!  :-)) :}
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BrianB6 on May 21, 2020, 12:55:35 AM
2 litres of milk.   Don't laugh but it was the first time I have been to the shops in nearly 2 months.   Our daughter and grand daughter have been shopping for us.  <*<
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on May 21, 2020, 08:48:55 AM
Hi I remember my mother commenting that I had grown another foot.
Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 21, 2020, 09:28:13 AM
Can you buy shoes for that?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on May 21, 2020, 09:46:14 AM

I ordered an MFA Como Minidrill last week for work. I needed a drill for making bleed holes in rubber moulds. I can keep it in the casting room rather than traipsing about the building to use the one in the studio. Well worth it for saving time.


I bought some fittings from Deans as well for M19


Other than that, not much. I was going to work up a list for Haynes fittings for a cruiser but still haven't completed the railings on the Destroyer so will be disciplined.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on May 21, 2020, 02:38:59 PM
Few bits and pieces for a current build: lightweight cloth, rudder arms and servo attachments, P bracket, motor mounting screws and a set of pin vices. Still some stuff to order!

Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Capt Podge on May 21, 2020, 02:57:54 PM
Can you buy shoes for that?


Well, Jake the Peg did! 🤗 (Rolf Harris)


Regards,
Ray.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on June 01, 2020, 02:24:52 PM
Heads up Ordered on 21st Mat from China so quite quick


Bargain £11.95 delivered 50x no.18 blades. ~Seller included some freebies
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(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-S3984cX/0/a4238d45/L/439A8A88-30C5-43A9-A7B3-7B6AA4956559-L.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Howard on June 01, 2020, 11:21:36 PM
Hi all.
 Four sets of BECC Depth markings 1:24 scale for my north east tugs Northsider, Wearsider, Cragsider/Headon and Palion a 1:24 TID Tug, and today my model paint spraying booth so that should keep me busy  for a few days.
                    Regards Howard.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on June 02, 2020, 10:53:29 AM
Last week a new aerial as pixalation was getting worse on the bedroom TV.


This week about to order a new fridge/freezer, as the 6 year old one seems to be on its way out  >>:-(
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: klz on June 02, 2020, 11:58:24 AM
A Creality CR-20 3D printer ... and now a crash course in cad
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: rob on June 02, 2020, 12:04:59 PM
A 1/35 scale BK 1124 hull from Christian of MTB Hulls.
Just hope I can draw on the mass expertise on here for motor sizes etc etc . It's the smallest hull I've ever bought !
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Shipmate60 on June 02, 2020, 02:40:53 PM
A 1/64 scale type 21 Frigate needing a refit.


Bob
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: jjolly3 on June 04, 2020, 08:55:25 AM
Getting back into the hobby after a 25-year pause.  I purchased an Aero-naut Jenny and an Aero-naut Delphin Fishing Boat.  I am considering the Aero-naut Bella or Bellissima.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: rob on June 04, 2020, 09:20:08 AM
And a 1/12 scale fishing boat hull from MMB.

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on June 08, 2020, 07:04:59 PM
A rather nice Stanley spokeshave on ebay, been buffed over by the seller but in very good condition. The blade is full length never been sharpened but with a couple of small nicks I have had to rub out on the stone.  That Sheffield steel is beautiful, takes a razor edge and in a moment of inattention out of my finger.


(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/06/08/fullsizeoutput_1a1.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/ZERfl)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on June 08, 2020, 07:06:49 PM
Nice result  :-)




I just bought an Amazon fire stick for my craft room tv. I hope the wifi is good enough
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: barriew on June 08, 2020, 07:16:29 PM
A new 24 inch monitor for my PC. The old one was only 21.5 inches and 10 years old - and my eyes are also 10 years older %% %% %% %%


Barrie
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on June 08, 2020, 11:00:43 PM

I failed my discipline and ordered a load of parts from J.R.Haynes. Bits for a Cruiser and the Armoured Cruiser. I nearly bought the entire stock of several items* but cut the order back so others can buy search lights and HA directors and Boom knuckles!


*This was a mistake as my brain pops to bed with a Horlicks leaving the rest of me alone unattended on the pooter where I write daftness.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on June 08, 2020, 11:15:08 PM
2 boxes of disposable face masks, 3 washable ones, 2 boxes of disposable gloves (I need to prep for getting back to my office and apartment in France). Plus a leather punch tool, and of course, on getting home and looking in the drawer, found the existing punch I couldn't find which lead me to buy another one!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on June 10, 2020, 07:25:19 PM
I just bought an Amazon fire stick for my craft room tv. I hope the wifi is good enough
Can't fault it. Turned my regular Finlux small tv into a streamer, just wish there was more to watch  {-)  probably browse U tube
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Ralph on June 10, 2020, 08:25:35 PM
Two Mtronics escs and some Tamiya paints for my Vliestroom. Ordered from Howes in Oxford late on Friday evening and arrived lunchtime today, think that's a pretty good service.


Oh, also bought 2 1\2 tonnes of topsoil, enough weedkiller to make about 200 litres of spray, and 15kg of grass seed. SWMBO has decided the uneven and very coarse grass the builders provided is beyond redemption and has to go so we're starting again. Doesn't look like I'm going to have much time for modelling for a while.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on June 10, 2020, 09:13:26 PM
100 lithium cells and just arrived today a battery spot welder
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grasshopper on June 10, 2020, 11:03:07 PM
Decided to replace my car as the tyres, servicing and new brakes were going to be expensive so have part exchanged it for a a low mileage Mercedes C Class estate....


The overall running costs will be lower too so itís a wise financial decision now Iím retired!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on June 10, 2020, 11:09:06 PM
Wow. That sounds a big jump! I'm still putting in to my "old" CLS on those grounds because it's cheaper than a newer car! (Fully admit mines not great on diesel though better on petrol though still have something in my mind irresponsible as always was for domestic cars ever to have been diesel)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on June 10, 2020, 11:24:36 PM

Do tell us more Grendel. Is this spot welder for modelling or for work? This is an exciting step up in model making with brass if the former case.



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on June 10, 2020, 11:38:22 PM
I ventured out today:  Car needs attention -had bits painted few weeks ago and he's not done a good job at all but he was shut when I took back to show.   Went to my garage to book a service and he is boarded up also.  Co-vid in Scotland still seems still on hard lock-down compared to you guys down "south".  How many more weeks do we still have to endure this and still sit at home while others are out and about!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grasshopper on June 10, 2020, 11:54:36 PM
Wow. That sounds a big jump! I'm still putting in to my "old" CLS on those grounds because it's cheaper than a newer car! (Fully admit mines not great on diesel though better on petrol though still have something in my mind irresponsible as always was for domestic cars ever to have been diesel)


Itís a downsize....from a 65 plate VW Touareg with 60k, a set of new tyres will be £1200, a service around £400, new front discs and pads about £600....plus I havenít told them about the leaky sunroof drain so to sort that would probably be a couple of hundred and an average 30MPG if Iím sensible ....the Merc' is a 66 plate C250D AMG premium plus estate but with only 12k and a FMSH so now the cost to change has got smaller.



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on June 11, 2020, 12:26:51 AM
...welcome to merc world.  A new set of tyres on my old CL500 were almost a grand by any means I could have spent three.  But thankfully there's lots of Merc aproved "indie" garages tese days.  I went to our local merc dealership to enquire about a thorough service and was quoted ....£600+ consumables+any parts+vat (about 2k for a yearly / 12k service)....then I saw it was "Arnold Clark" on the quote and pretty much just walked out and used my regular Merc guy who charged £500!  Merc. parts are strangely cheap, lots of guys will work on them no bother also since warranties were elaxed.  I like Mercedes!  They still have issues with paint but they are usually much nicer insides to be in than any BMW!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on June 11, 2020, 12:41:48 AM
Scratch my last message, you're in a much newer category of car than me!  I prefer older cars until mpg/investment is done.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on June 11, 2020, 05:36:43 AM
Do tell us more Grendel. Is this spot welder for modelling or for work? This is an exciting step up in model making with brass if the former case.




Its for connecting lithium batteries, it plugs into a car battery as a source and spot welds the nickle strips between 18650 cells, I am using it to make up battery packs to either replace the ni cad ones in power tools, or at least one will be a power supply for my model boat to replace the lead acid battery.

I have tested it and it spot welds thin (0.1mm) stainless steel as well, not tried brass yet, though that conducts better so might not heat as well
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: justboatonic on June 11, 2020, 11:18:18 PM
127 quid almost in an instant at B&Q today: new Bosch drill, 3 rolls of wallpaper and a few other bits and pieces. Some DIY work and decorating coming up!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on June 19, 2020, 12:00:42 AM
As mentioned in another thread the Ferrex cordless drill
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: frogman3 on June 19, 2020, 06:57:04 AM
A 1/64 scale type 21 Frigate needing a refit.


Bob



Hi Bob I see you have bought a
1/64 scale type 21 Frigate well they are a very unstable model as I built HMS AMAZON FI69 so when you built it really watch your top weight as it was just not mine that was unstable but a friend also has HMS AVENGER TYPE 21 IN 1/64  F185 again his was very unstable and have you just bought the hull or the complete deck and bridge as they are very weighty as well as made from GRP we learned our lesson the hard way by not watching top weight  >>:-( <*< so hopefully this info will help you to get a nice model that will sail ok as they are a nice looking ship
ATB
Chris :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on June 19, 2020, 07:06:02 AM
£215 on parts for my unimat lathe, a set of ER 16 collets and collet chuck, plus a taper turning cross slide, both original unimat parts (the collets are replacements)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on June 19, 2020, 07:30:56 AM
This weekÖcouple of kits, couple of motors for the kits, couple of ESCs for the motors...
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 19, 2020, 08:31:15 AM
 
... more stick-to-wheel experimenting!   %%

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Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: terry horton on June 19, 2020, 09:40:29 AM
As our Shower Room doesn't have a bath I've ordered an inflatable Kids paddling pool so I can ballast and check the levels of a couple of boats I've built.
With the latest spate of weather I'll leave it outside to fill with rain.  I'd normally pop down the local club lake to do this but current restrictions make that a No No.


Regards
Terry H
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: david48 on June 19, 2020, 09:51:03 AM
A Live End with a No 2 MT for the Shopsmith
David
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: petermun on June 19, 2020, 10:42:27 AM
Bluebird of Chelsea hull for my next scratch build.   Pete
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: dodes on June 21, 2020, 03:13:13 PM
Just bought a really well built Chlyde kit TBD the Velox and last month a real bargain a HS28 Caldercraft kit tug. Now I just need a clean freshwater lake to run them on, that will be the hardest bit!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 21, 2020, 07:29:31 PM
 
That ran off the rails quickly.....  {:-{

 Topic cleaned up - Admin   :police:
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on June 21, 2020, 07:57:11 PM
Sorry.....
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 21, 2020, 08:00:38 PM
 
I bought a ruler set from Amazon..... can you still get rulers with reversed scale on the other side?

Say Metric top, Imperial bottom, when you flip a ruler over, Metric Bottom, Imperial Top
 which allows you to quickly check measurements in both Metric  Imperial...

Where can i get rules like that?

(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/06/21/Rulers.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/ZbDR9)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on June 21, 2020, 09:22:36 PM

I bought a Hot glue gun from Lidls. I have wanted one for a long time and it was a god price. I just have to avoid scorching my fingers on hot jammy glue  :((


Oh, and my copy of the
MODELARSTWO OKRETOWE".  arrived on Saturday. The plan was not quite as detailed as I had hoped for but it has loads of detail and I have already drawn scale outlines for the turret.
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Well worth the money even though my Polish is limited to spotting Okret based words and the like.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on June 21, 2020, 09:46:40 PM
That hot glue is really painful if you get it on your skin. I always wear nitrile gloves when using mine.
It doesn't stop the heat but it stops the glue sticking to your skin. As a First Aider I have lost count of the number of people I have seen with solidified glue stuck to their hands. They tend to stick their hand under the tap as you do with any burn, unfortunately that sets the glue solid.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on June 25, 2020, 11:45:11 AM
just ordered one of these little jobbies. Have got the very small thumb plane which I use a lot but just think would be as useful




(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/06/25/103550_inset2_xl.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/Zp03w)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on June 25, 2020, 04:40:09 PM
did think of buying a pair of these


arsuxeo-unisex-cycling-under-shorts-bike-shorts-classic-spandex-red-green-bike-wear-stretchy_p6736609.html (https://www.lightinthebox.com/en/p/arsuxeo-unisex-cycling-under-shorts-bike-shorts-classic-spandex-red-green-bike-wear-stretchy_p6736609.html?currency=GBP&litb_from=paid_adwords_shopping&sku=1_6916%7C2_287%7C314_38147&country_code=gb&litb_from=paid_adwords_display&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google_display&adword_mt=&adword_ct=418723866155&adword_kw=&adword_pos=none&adword_pl=www.regit.cars&adword_net=d&adword_tar=&adw_src_id=3673272825_9358694350_93760075334_aud-875036112619&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIiMfls6Wd6gIVVcm7CB08IgczEAEYASACEgImovD_BwE)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on June 25, 2020, 05:22:31 PM
I would have to be convinced that they are better than the small block plane I bought. That is useless, it has to be taken apart after nearly every 'run' to get the shavings out.


These ones do look good I have to say. From where and how much ??
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on June 25, 2020, 06:44:43 PM
I would have to be convinced that they are better than the small block plane I bought. That is useless, it has to be taken apart after nearly every 'run' to get the shavings out.


These ones do look good I have to say. From where and how much ??
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Veritas-Miniature-Bench-Plane/223979243577?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225113%26meid%3D114172c8822b45369238dd02549e8de7%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D223979243577%26itm%3D223979243577%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057%26brand%3DVeritas&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A7422006c-b70b-11ea-9f78-74dbd180c45c%7Cparentrq%3Aec944a621720ad4fb8cdb5ceffec03e4%7Ciid%3A1
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on June 25, 2020, 07:11:06 PM
did think of buying a pair of these


arsuxeo-unisex-cycling-under-shorts-bike-shorts-classic-spandex-red-green-bike-wear-stretchy_p6736609.html (https://www.lightinthebox.com/en/p/arsuxeo-unisex-cycling-under-shorts-bike-shorts-classic-spandex-red-green-bike-wear-stretchy_p6736609.html?currency=GBP&litb_from=paid_adwords_shopping&sku=1_6916%7C2_287%7C314_38147&country_code=gb&litb_from=paid_adwords_display&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google_display&adword_mt=&adword_ct=418723866155&adword_kw=&adword_pos=none&adword_pl=www.regit.cars&adword_net=d&adword_tar=&adw_src_id=3673272825_9358694350_93760075334_aud-875036112619&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIiMfls6Wd6gIVVcm7CB08IgczEAEYASACEgImovD_BwE)


I don't think they would remove as much wood as the plane, and maybe the red cushioning would make you look like one of those primates with the red 'bottom'? Brave and in the moment maybe?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on June 25, 2020, 07:41:14 PM
I think that £45 for a small plane is  a bit steep for me. I've paid less for a car........
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: CGAux26 on June 25, 2020, 09:19:23 PM
A "tugboat" kit from UGears.  $US 45.  It's a wooden model/puzzle that runs on land, rubber band powered.  Many parts laser cut in plywood to GREAT precision.  The parts snap together with a light press fit tolerance.  No glue, no screws needed.


I am partway through the build and am amazed at the precision in the design at nearly every step.  Damn clever, these Ukranians!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on June 25, 2020, 09:31:54 PM
I think that £45 for a small plane is  a bit steep for me. I've paid less for a car........


  Did it Work  ?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: CGAux26 on June 25, 2020, 09:36:44 PM
Too soon to tell.  I have most of the gearing  and the driving rubber band gizmo put together.  Updates as I progress.   ok2
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on June 25, 2020, 09:38:50 PM
Yes,and passed its MoT as well. I drove that for about 18 months. That was about 8 years ago and it's still in use as a 'hack' for driving round a farm up the road.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on June 25, 2020, 09:40:08 PM
I called at Halfords to find they still have appliance white on the shelf despite non online
I also found two tins of renault royal blue for Svitzer £3 per tin
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: CaptainJoshie on June 25, 2020, 10:30:12 PM
Hi


Lidl rotary tool, the battery kit, bought for me for daddies day by my dog Toby!


AS 186 airbrush compressor.


GRE PSR-282 Airband radio.


2S (7.4v) 4200mah lipo for my roc convertion of a Billings Krabcutter CUX87.


Good week  :-)) :embarrassed: .


John.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on June 26, 2020, 10:24:01 PM
Hi, did I mention these already?

Transparent centre finding rulers...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flexible-Centre-Finding-Rulers-/264483997892 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flexible-Centre-Finding-Rulers-/264483997892)

Never heard of them before but saw someone on rcgroups mention them so I bought both sizes. Big one will help at work (I usually use pipe wrap and Pi tapes etc but something clear and flexible will be a bonus), and the small one will be handy for the model toolbox.

...nothing too much else this month, I put into charity for Syria instead.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on June 27, 2020, 07:50:51 AM
Now they seem like a really good idea. Just ordered the short one, the 600mm ones are out of stock unfortunately.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on June 27, 2020, 09:32:01 AM
Thanks Rich I will be adding those to my spending  :-))


I just bought annual online membership to Cornwall Model Boats  O0 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Tug Fanatic on June 27, 2020, 10:06:12 AM
Hi, did I mention these already?

Transparent centre finding rulers...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flexible-Centre-Finding-Rulers-/264483997892 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flexible-Centre-Finding-Rulers-/264483997892)

Never heard of them before but saw someone on rcgroups mention them so I bought both sizes. Big one will help at work (I usually use pipe wrap and Pi tapes etc but something clear and flexible will be a bonus), and the small one will be handy for the model toolbox.

...nothing too much else this month, I put into charity for Syria instead.

I don't see the advantage of these extremely expensive rulers. I have always used an ordinary transparent ruler, mentally decided say 100mm will be my centre point & then just slid the ruler until  the amount over 100 on one side equals the amount under 100 on the other (exactly as you would do with this ruler). Very simple mental arithmetic which becomes automatic with a little practice.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on June 27, 2020, 10:17:49 AM
I like this one as it has holes and a slot in it too. It only gets scored down by idiot buyers who did not read the description

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000XAOUYY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=A1WUUK7EBFTPLY&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000XAOUYY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=A1WUUK7EBFTPLY&psc=1)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on June 27, 2020, 10:59:26 AM
I don't see the advantage of these extremely expensive rulers. I have always used an ordinary transparent ruler, mentally decided say 100mm will be my centre point & then just slid the ruler until  the amount over 100 on one side equals the amount under 100 on the other (exactly as you would do with this ruler). Very simple mental arithmetic which becomes automatic with a little practice.


Yes but we all like an easy life, and the odd 'gadget'. These just seem like a good idea for lazy idiots like me.
Anyway it's only money after all, got to spend it on something with the pubs shut.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on June 27, 2020, 01:01:56 PM
Amati Riva Aquarama  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: frazer heslop on June 27, 2020, 05:09:27 PM
Axminster used to give a metal centre rule away as a freeby  :}
Although they flog em for seven squid or so.
My freebly has lived in a draw hardly used or loved
cheers from a tight wads
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on June 27, 2020, 05:25:44 PM
The point being missed is that these centre rules are thin bendable transparent and can be used on round objects and curves. Try that with regular rulers  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on June 27, 2020, 06:10:54 PM
I just use a strip of paper, mark the points on it where it crosses whatever you need to know the middle of, remove, fold in half so the two marks line up, crease, unfold, replace on the model/component whatever and the halfway point is where the crease is.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on June 27, 2020, 06:46:07 PM
Yes, that works just fine, use that way myself. However some of just love our gadgets.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on June 27, 2020, 06:56:40 PM
My only problem with gadgets is laying my hand on the one I need when I need it!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on June 27, 2020, 11:49:05 PM
One of the jaws in my most used Eclipse Pin Vice fell out......[the size to hold M2 & M3 taps]........


Just fatigue or bad treatment I suppose  >>:-( & immediately wondered if I could warranty...but then realised the set was 33 years old {-)



The design of the outer barrel head has changed to a one larger diameter over the stepped head profile revealing the actual profile or cross section of the jaws is much thicker, and the taper in the barrel longer to compensate


Hoping of course the new one lasts at least another 33 years


Derek



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on June 29, 2020, 10:44:03 PM
I don't see the advantage of these extremely expensive rulers. I have always used an ordinary transparent ruler, mentally decided say 100mm will be my centre point & then just slid the ruler until  the amount over 100 on one side equals the amount under 100 on the other (exactly as you would do with this ruler). Very simple mental arithmetic which becomes automatic with a little practice.

...They're not expensive for a flexible ruler in a toolbox as alluded to before by Andy.  Mind you I am a little 'twixt modern you'f and old 'skool these days.  I was trying to explain to somoeone recently how you can take measurements off a photo using a strip of paper and a ruler and calculator / mental arithmetic if you like.  I've never needed these before but as a pipeline engineer they will come in handy for a few quick measurements, they will save some time in the work I do on-site anyway, they would have come in handy before.  I can often tell these days when something is out by a few mm just by eye anyway.  Sorry for suggesting them.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on June 30, 2020, 06:36:00 AM
It's only Tuesday, but so far this week I've bought 16 assorted clamps from Screwfix and a Graupner Elke kit from eBay.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on June 30, 2020, 10:15:59 AM
Glad you got it Dave
I nearly bid but resisted
Not bad for the opening bid  :-))  enjoy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on June 30, 2020, 10:30:46 AM
Thanks, I was the only bidder, been watching it all week. It was seeing one at the club a couple of Sundays ago that made me look for one, and there it was, just waiting for me! It looked lovely on the water with my Boulogne Etaples.


It won't go onto the bench straight away, there's three in progress already (Huntsman 31, Lesro Arrow & Aeronaut Diva), and there's barely room for two! I've also got a Billing's Polar and a Milford Star on the shelf, but I think the Elke will jump the queue.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on July 02, 2020, 12:56:42 PM
Update on the Elke kit, it arrived about 20 minutes ago, very well packed and in good condition. Everything appears to be in the box, including the 'optional' fittings kit and a motorising kit - which looks interesting but is nothing to do with the Elke! Three motors, four small prop shafts with integral props and a one in four out gear box, so I presume that the motorising kit is for a small warship of some description. I knew I wouldn't be using the old brushed motors etc before I bought it, so it's no loss, just a curiosity. Several sheets of plans (in German, back to translation site I used for the Diva recently!), several sheets of cleanly cut wood and some smaller parts printed - I was expecting it all to be printed, so the die-cutting is a bonus. Hull is in good nick, all in all, it will an interesting build when I have some space clear which won't happen too soon.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on July 03, 2020, 04:34:14 AM
My Banggood package finally arrived !!

4 Hobby Surpass C3542 - 1250kv brushless motors 850 Watts, 65 Amps on 4S( will run on 2to 4S).
I got one a few months ago and it preforms very well.
Cheaper to buy 4 at a time.

3 metal 5 to 4 mm uni joints which are very strong and handle powerful brushless motors.

One Surpass 120 Amp car ESC which handle 3 to 6S Lipo batteries.

One 45mm rotary cutter to use for cutting veneer wood into strips.

Canabus

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on July 03, 2020, 05:15:50 AM
Looks like Christmas in July for you........ O0  ........ Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on July 03, 2020, 06:09:43 AM
Hi Derek

No , that's a bus tour we are on at the end of the month with all the Christmas trimmings !!!

Canabus
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 27, 2020, 08:29:49 PM
Ebay sent me a 15% off everything voucher to use by 29th. I can't think of anything I want  <:(  Why not last week  >>:-(
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Howard on July 27, 2020, 09:50:09 PM
bought a lovely little chop saw  great for modelling £35 Martin give me the heads up.
 Regards Howard.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on July 28, 2020, 09:29:53 AM
P40 and epoxy adhesive
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: kinmel on July 28, 2020, 09:59:37 AM
Yesterday I ordered a Billings African Queen from CMB with standard free delivery and it is out for delivery today  by UPS  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 28, 2020, 01:35:25 PM
Have you joined the Billings builders group on facebook ?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on July 28, 2020, 03:12:10 PM
Hi Canabus, does the rotary cutter come complete with a blade or is that an extra?
regards  Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on July 29, 2020, 01:42:10 AM
Hi roycv

It comes with a blade and you can get packs of ten as spares.
The blades are as good as the name brand ones.

Both my wife and I uses them.

The wife uses it for the charity quilts she makes (seven so far this year).
Also two for our first great grandchild arriving in September.

Canabus
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on July 29, 2020, 08:26:29 AM
Hi Canabus, thanks for that as the wording of their advert I thought confusing. 

I visited the Salamanca market in 2019 the best and most varied market I have seen for many years.  I have a few souvenirs from there but a tourist with a baggage limit is somewhat hampered.  We did go on trips to the many islands, I do not think many people know they are there, and so varied.  All very well run, saw my first Wom Bat who ignored me, but seeing a duck billed platypus took rather a long time waiting, but worth it.

 Only disappointing thing was breakfast in the B & B's, I am sure very healthy but fruit and toast all the time?  On the other hand evening meals were good.  I can recommend Gummy shark and chips!
No matter I had a great time.
regards
Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on July 29, 2020, 08:35:20 AM
I realised I was out of a couple of types of glue that I will need in the next few days, so ordered them from DeLuxe Materials online yesterday just after four pm. They arrived about ten minutes ago! Any faster and they'll be sending me stuff before I know I need it. That was quicker and probably cheaper than going to the nearest model shop (especially as they are still closed!)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 29, 2020, 07:11:51 PM
Just ordered one of each
https://www.oceanworkscale.com/product/z-peller-azimuth-thruster-z-drive-propulsion-combo-set-100mm-reinforce-nylon/ (https://www.oceanworkscale.com/product/z-peller-azimuth-thruster-z-drive-propulsion-combo-set-100mm-reinforce-nylon/)


Using currency card Revolut $400 delivered was £309
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: barriew on July 29, 2020, 07:43:47 PM
One of these to replace a Viper that was doing strange things {:-{

Hobbywing Quicrun 1060 Brushed SBEC Esc 60w (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hobbywing-Quicrun-1060-Brushed-SBEC-Esc-60w-HW30120201/254558456134?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)
Barrie
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on July 29, 2020, 08:50:41 PM
I just received a kit I bought last Saturday, so whether I bought it this week or not depends on when your week starts! I spent many years working for the BBC, and the BBC week starts on a Saturday (check the Radio Times if you doubt me!).


Anyway, the kit which arrived is an Italeri 1:35 Vosper 72'6" MTB which I intend to motorise. I should be able to build a plastic kit on the desk in my lair upstairs without disturbing the wooden boats on the (ex kitchen) bench in the same room.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 30, 2020, 09:11:16 PM
I tried buying this just as COVID struck and was refunded. They have only just re opened due to supplier difficulties.
Hopefully succeed this time

https://www.modeldesigns.co.uk/product-page/tamiya-lacquer-rack




(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/eb6dcf_34a08cd2c245438297234dc6638f3e5a~mv2.jpg/v1/fill/w_285,h_452,al_c,q_85,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/eb6dcf_34a08cd2c245438297234dc6638f3e5a~mv2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on July 31, 2020, 05:41:52 AM
Hi barriew

Those Quickrun ESC are the only ones I use with my brush motots.

Canabus
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on July 31, 2020, 10:49:09 AM
A stud detector and some PP3 batteries, also looking for a decent and inexpensive wall mounted horizontal murphy bed for my eldest, at £505 for the cheapest still looking, with a kit - I still don't think I could build one.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on July 31, 2020, 11:24:20 AM
Hi warspite

Did you get the free T shirt with Stud Found on it !!!!

Canabus
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on July 31, 2020, 11:54:54 AM
Just arrived 2 off 10 amp esc (without brake) cost £5.61 the two. 
These are the small ones a bit bigger than a postage stamp, with the 2 pin rx type connectors.  I reckon they are good for 4 amps and I have two in use with no problems.  You will need to buy some male and female connectors also cheap.
Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: SailorGreg on July 31, 2020, 03:26:07 PM
Just ordered one of each
https://www.oceanworkscale.com/product/z-peller-azimuth-thruster-z-drive-propulsion-combo-set-100mm-reinforce-nylon/ (https://www.oceanworkscale.com/product/z-peller-azimuth-thruster-z-drive-propulsion-combo-set-100mm-reinforce-nylon/)


Using currency card Revolut $400 delivered was £309

Do you have a platform in mind for these, or was it just an impulse purchase, "they'll come in useful on something"?

Greg
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: radiojoe on July 31, 2020, 04:05:49 PM
Just bought myself a Razor pull saw, up to now I've been using a junior hack saw, "what was I thinking" <*<


Joe
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 31, 2020, 05:03:34 PM
Just bought myself a Razor pull saw, up to now I've been using a junior hack saw, "what was I thinking" <*<
Joe

Are you old enough to progress past a ' junior hack saw' Joe?!    :P
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on July 31, 2020, 05:24:42 PM
Do you have a platform in mind for these, or was it just an impulse purchase, "they'll come in useful on something"?

Greg

Hi Greg I have an Orion Stevns Arctic same as Butts that I mothballed due to the bow being so incorrect, so I might just make something fictitious or I have a Maltby hull also
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: radiojoe on July 31, 2020, 05:48:31 PM
Are you old enough to progress past a ' junior hack saw' Joe?!    :P


Not really old enough Martin but don't tell anyone.

 Joe.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on August 01, 2020, 09:20:37 AM
I certainly am not a stud canabus, strange terminology for the battens inside a plasterboard dividing wall - me I call the nails that fix the plasterboard as the studs not the actual wooden battens.


I need to get my old PC up and running for the AutoCAD (if it still on there - I don't think it is - but I have several drives that might have it on, the youngest screwed up the pc i think it was last year), have an idea for a Murphy bed to fit the eldest's bedroom as a standard one does not fit - being too long.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on August 01, 2020, 09:29:25 AM
I certainly am not a stud canabus, strange terminology for the battens inside a plasterboard dividing wall - me I call the nails that fix the plasterboard as the studs not the actual wooden battens.


Not strange terminology at all. A plasterboard wall is also known as a studwork wall so the wood bits are the studwork, made up of studs. The nails are just that, plasterboard nails.

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BrianB6 on August 01, 2020, 10:00:08 AM
Studs are the vertical posts, top and bottom plates fix to (ceiling) (floor) Noggins are intermediate horizontal plates, normally behind plasterboard joints.
Personally I prefer plasterboard screws rather than nails.   Easier to remove when you find you have made a mistake   %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on August 01, 2020, 10:00:20 AM
Not a chippy, so not accustomed to the correct terminology, was an office wally in air conveying manufacturing doing the paperwork and drawings, now, just customer services on furlough, though I do remember the term Noggins  O0
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on August 01, 2020, 11:24:18 AM
Not a chippy, so not accustomed to the correct terminology, was an office wally in air conveying manufacturing doing the paperwork and drawings, now, just customer services on furlough, though I do remember the term Noggins  O0


I'm not a chippy either, except with broken bones maybe. I think that noggins are the shorter horizontal pieces of wood that tie the vertical studs together. I think..........
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on August 01, 2020, 11:50:14 AM
Noggins - Yep as BrianB6 pointed out above  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on August 01, 2020, 12:15:36 PM
Yes, sorry, missed that one.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 01, 2020, 12:53:57 PM
 
Bought this, used it once, returned it.
 Great original idea .....  but I got a terrible Chinese ripoff!


(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61qvzP5Fn1L._AC_SL1000_.jpg)

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 01, 2020, 12:54:27 PM

Bought this instead....


( It had quite an unbalanced feel to it.... but not after I filled the red plastic handle with micro lead shot.   ok2



(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91Ihqw7JUGL._AC_SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 03, 2020, 10:04:02 PM
I tried buying this just as COVID struck and was refunded. They have only just re opened due to supplier difficulties.
Hopefully succeed this time

https://www.modeldesigns.co.uk/product-page/tamiya-lacquer-rack (https://www.modeldesigns.co.uk/product-page/tamiya-lacquer-rack)




(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/eb6dcf_34a08cd2c245438297234dc6638f3e5a~mv2.jpg/v1/fill/w_285,h_452,al_c,q_85,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/eb6dcf_34a08cd2c245438297234dc6638f3e5a~mv2.jpg)
Seller confirmed posting tomorrow. I'll do a photo feature of it when I have it.  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 05, 2020, 04:20:25 PM
Arrived by UPS today. This was being sold on eBay by Jadlam racing for £129 quite a big profit margin


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-SbHwJRv/0/8e2d93ae/X2/23F07B2A-3430-460B-AAD5-3CAD92F9096D-X2.jpg)




(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-7p4qHxr/0/88e8cec4/X2/1D546487-8B29-40C9-ACFF-C0A98E0557E2-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-Kf75DDt/0/62d0f563/X2/F19CC7B4-2D69-42B0-BA25-0EEF1C44D0A4-X2.jpg)


Dead space used
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-kdBBHtN/0/a3d3aba0/X2/321A40D1-6BFC-4838-9C6B-5D6B3AF7EBFC-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-pW2FDsk/0/6c46f304/X2/5F450032-AC51-4C56-9386-63C6C4530D36-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: radiojoe on August 05, 2020, 05:39:44 PM
Hi Andy, that looks great, just remember not to open that door too fast.  {:-{

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 05, 2020, 05:41:11 PM
I never actually close the door Joe except for the picture  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 09, 2020, 04:13:49 PM

 I bought this....

(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/08/09/61IcWZiMuKL._AC_SL1200_.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/aB0mX)





 After I flushed out my new Airbrush with cleaners !   :o
 


(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/08/09/dead.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/aB9oV)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on August 09, 2020, 04:26:10 PM
Is that mask to go to the shops in Martin........
Much better than the ones the NHS have got.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on August 09, 2020, 04:34:29 PM
As Darth Vader would have said:-

You do not know the power of the dark side.

Be careful not to choke on your aspirations!
Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on August 09, 2020, 05:46:35 PM
Just as long as you don't choke on your respirations.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 09, 2020, 10:10:14 PM
I bought 15 x 3.6metre lengths of tanalised tongue and groove. Earliest delivery date August 19th.


I'm not in a rush and Estate Sawmills based in Bradford are so much cheaper than regular outlets like B&Q plus it is real wood and still straight  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on August 09, 2020, 10:29:45 PM
Martin is coming up for his 20,000th. utterence!  I wonder what pearls he will cast among his (oops) followers? 

The mind boggles even under his Darth Vader headgear and whimsical Hawaiin tailoring there beats the heart of a good person tragically being dragged to the dark side by forces only known to the 'Forum People'.
Perhaps us poor Minions for want of better expression can only look and wonder and follow.  If only we could know as well, could we prevent this?
I think it is time for my bed!
Good night all
Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on August 11, 2020, 09:06:53 AM
My Shipload from Banggood !!!
2 Makita like 18V 6 Amp batteries ID1351501.
1 Drill ID 1627343.
1 Impact Drill ID 1608328.
1 Driver bit 1/2" to 3/8" ID 1248021.
1 Surpass C3542-1450KV brushless motor ID 1615378.
2 38mm x 1.4 x 4.76mm CNC prop ID 1053873.
5 XT90 battery connectors.

Waiting on the battery charger ID 1514271.

Canabus
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Bob K on August 11, 2020, 10:24:35 AM
Due to increasing problems with my Planet transmitters and increasingly short supply of receivers for them I have finally invested in Flysky FS-i6S plus four additional FS-iA6B receivers for them.

Going to start on a mass conversion programme
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Charlie on August 11, 2020, 11:11:41 AM

Ditto for me! I have one Planet TX for all of my boats so decided it was time to get a new set for my current build. I have ordered a Radiolink T8FB from Howes.

Due to increasing problems with my Planet transmitters and increasingly short supply of receivers for them I have finally invested in Flysky FS-i6S plus four additional FS-iA6B receivers for them.

Going to start on a mass conversion programme
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Bob K on August 11, 2020, 12:40:48 PM
Ditto for me! I have one Planet TX for all of my boats so decided it was time to get a new set for my current build. I have ordered a Radiolink T8FB from Howes.

If anyone is interested I have a Radiolink T8FB plus four receivers for it.  Had problems converting things with it, so now onto FLYSKY

PS: Action BEC's seem almost always out of stock so converting to 5A (max 7.5A) Universal Battery Eliminator Circuit (UBEC) KNT from Component Shop
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 14, 2020, 08:23:06 PM
This week I have bought...
Aluminium and brass round bars for making my own motor couplings
10 pack of 3.9mm drill bits
probably need a couple of reamers yet

For stock and future builds while prices are still good.
2 x 400 motor mounts
2 x 2836  1120kv  brushless motors
2 x quicrun brushless ESC


0.5 litres of Letonkinois marine no.1 varnish


A set of size large adjustable mounts for model boat stand. I plan use these to make templates for more permanent display stands
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Amati-Riva-Aquarama/i-4dFRLhp/0/2b7fc5df/X3/AE87610A-96A7-4021-B65F-127E0EAD4B5D-X3.png)

I might have to buy some diesel as the car hasn't been fed since May
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 14, 2020, 10:18:53 PM
Forgot last week I placed an order for a pair of these same as member and club mate Butts
Not sure what I'll fit them in yet, maybe squeeze in the Maltby or if not I'll cut and shut my Orion Stevns Arctic hull


https://www.oceanworkscale.com/product/z-peller-azimuth-thruster-z-drive-propulsion-combo-set-100mm-reinforce-nylon/ (https://www.oceanworkscale.com/product/z-peller-azimuth-thruster-z-drive-propulsion-combo-set-100mm-reinforce-nylon/)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on August 14, 2020, 11:16:23 PM
Stockpiling as I foresee troubles ahead next 2 years:

More re-usable face masks and some safety spectacles before my current prescription runs out:  My mask supplier still fits them with one way valves but there are 2 layers of fabric before the valve and a pocket for a fiter if desired also so I see no reason not to buy a few more despite the advice.

Sarik hobbies:...About £100 for all three, wanted "Island Scene" also as I think it will fit a conversion to MV Lochmor quite nicely, but there's no mention of that hull on website now!?

Few bits and more 2.9Ah AA batteries from component shop.

...been trying to find a "mini" tap and die set for a few weeks as mine is M3+.  Should have picked one up when Maplins existed (although they re-appeared on-line now), I'll find a cheap set elsewhere.  On-line is last resort but needs be if not available anywhere locally.

Rich

Rich
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on August 15, 2020, 06:41:35 AM
Hi Taranis where did the adjustable model boat stands come from?
Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on August 15, 2020, 06:55:35 AM
Further looking at the stand suggests there are just 2 different parts, would make an ideal laser cut kit 8 supports and 4 flat bits and some nuts and bolts.
Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: barriew on August 15, 2020, 07:01:47 AM
They are made by H A Kits

https://hakits.co.uk/?page_id=372 (https://hakits.co.uk/?page_id=372)

I have the smaller ones. They do come as flat pack as you suggest Roy.

Barrie
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 15, 2020, 08:55:26 AM
Hi Taranis where did the adjustable model boat stands come from?
Roy

Hi Roy I found them on eBay but having just checked they sold out
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on August 15, 2020, 08:57:53 AM
...been trying to find a "mini" tap and die set for a few weeks as mine is M3+.  Should have picked one up when Maplins existed (although they re-appeared on-line now), I'll find a cheap set elsewhere.  On-line is last resort but needs be if not available anywhere locally.

I need a small size tap & die set too. If you source one can you let us know. I've only been able to source individual items. Online is good for me.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on August 15, 2020, 10:58:45 AM
Hi thanks Taranis, I had a look but could not see them, that explains it.
regards Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 15, 2020, 04:27:43 PM
A few pictures of the extra large laser cut boat mounts. BarrieW mentioned the supplier (https://hakits.co.uk/?page_id=372 (https://hakits.co.uk/?page_id=372)) I bought the last set that were current on ebay.
£11 plus £3 postage.


Personally I think they're good value. Fixings are quality stainless steel too. Delivery was FAST


As delivered.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-qLMFGDg/0/XL/i-qLMFGDg-XL.jpg)


I slapped some Tamiya bare metal silver on mine.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZNdXM5g/0/XL/i-ZNdXM5g-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-xzfrvKb/0/XL/i-xzfrvKb-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-PkvmP8Z/0/XL/i-PkvmP8Z-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 15, 2020, 04:44:24 PM
For cheap as chips I thought I'd give these a punt
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2Pcs-DIY-Mini-Hand-Wood-Plane-Cutter-Flat-Bottom-Woodworking-Trimming-Tool/283680267832?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2Pcs-DIY-Mini-Hand-Wood-Plane-Cutter-Flat-Bottom-Woodworking-Trimming-Tool/283680267832?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Plobably alive September  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on August 16, 2020, 01:06:05 PM
Further looking at the stand suggests there are just 2 different parts, would make an ideal laser cut kit 8 supports and 4 flat bits and some nuts and bolts.
Roy

or 1 part if 3d printing
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on August 16, 2020, 05:28:05 PM
A kit Iíve always liked the look of but could never find all the pieces until now. Not my usual type of model from its outside appearance but thatís part of what it was used for. A suspicious merchantman but with hidden compartments. Atlantis or HSK Number 2 or Raider C are all the names used by this ship. A chap off eBay is selling the hull with all the fittings from John Haynes which looks very nice especially the Heinkel 118 float plane.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: radiojoe on August 17, 2020, 11:54:26 AM
That sounds very interesting Nick, I'll look out for your build log  :-))


Just bought these to boost my clamp collection, can't have too many right, Twenty for £4 quid, freepost and as a bonus two epoxy mixing trays what's not to like.   ok2


Joe
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Tug Fanatic on August 17, 2020, 12:45:16 PM
Joe

Look good. What width of items to be clamped is realistic for them and any comments on spring strength and whether they mark what is being clamped by having excessive point load?

This might men that my wife gets all her large clothes pegs back!!!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 17, 2020, 12:47:59 PM
 
 Careful with those clamps Joe, the coverings is very thin, comes off after a few uses and those sides really cut deep!   {:-{
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tonyH on August 17, 2020, 03:40:31 PM
I don't know whether any of you have tried these - I've used them for a couple of years and I seem to remember that we had them in the shop for £1.99 for 20. Decent springiness and with the jaw like that I can get round stuff.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: radiojoe on August 17, 2020, 03:49:59 PM
Tug, I bought these because I already have quite a few identical ones I've had for nearly ten years, here's one of my old ones that's had a lot of use, yes the plastic tips come off after a while, sometimes you get glue under them etc. but it doesn't detract from their use, I've used them on all sorts including Balsa and haven't found they mark the work piece the spring strength is difficult to describe I'd say ample for the sort of joints we encounter, and strong enough to hold my "Helping Hands" aloft, I hope the photo's answer your questions, the middle photo is the jaws being held open as wide as they can. ok2


Joe
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on August 17, 2020, 04:30:53 PM
I have about 6 of these and when they lose their plastic I replace it with a couple of layers of heatshrink. It's much more robust than the original. And the heatshrink doesn't melt away when you are clamping something for soldering.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 17, 2020, 04:45:33 PM
I don't know whether any of you have tried these - I've used them for a couple of years and I seem to remember that we had them in the shop for £1.99 for 20. Decent springiness and with the jaw like that I can get round stuff.

 
Yes, me.... surprisingly versatile!    :-))

 
 
 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 17, 2020, 05:01:07 PM
Praise for model sport of Otley Leeds
Ordered 2 QuicRun escĎs Friday £3.50 delivery and packing.
Arrived today
Murphies law when Iím in no rush  {-)




Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: radiojoe on August 17, 2020, 06:06:26 PM
I have about 6 of these and when they lose their plastic I replace it with a couple of layers of heatshrink. It's much more robust than the original. And the heatshrink doesn't melt away when you are clamping something for soldering.


Good idea with the heatshrink I give that a go.  :-))


Joe
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Tug Fanatic on August 18, 2020, 08:35:10 AM
Thanks Joe
Ordered
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on August 18, 2020, 10:56:05 AM
Hi all, I bought a carbon / plastic set of electronic callipers as in picture further back.  Very useful for checking wire diameters etc.  Cost was less than £4 from B-G.
Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: radiojoe on August 18, 2020, 11:59:40 AM
Yeah wouldn't be without my electronic calipers Roy, it's getting harder to read a steel rule, all those mm's seem to merge together :((


Ho and I've reshod all my old clamps with heatshrink and it's used up some of the large heatshrink that came in a multi pack that I never thought I would have a use for thanks for the tip Beejay. :-))


Joe
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on August 18, 2020, 01:36:30 PM
Yours are posher than mine now.......
Mine are just done in black as I've got 2 or 3 metre lengths of suitably sized black heatshrink which I 'acquired' about 30 years ago.


One of these days I'll find a use for the 1/2 metre of 55mm heatshrink in my drawer.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: radiojoe on August 18, 2020, 03:31:33 PM
Hi Beejay  Re the 55mm heatshrink , buy some ruddy great clamps   %% %) {-)


Cheers mate


Joe
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on August 18, 2020, 03:34:00 PM
I thought about sealing the end & making a couple of condoms. 500mm should be enough for 2.........
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: radiojoe on August 18, 2020, 03:40:46 PM
 {-) {-) %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: CGAux26 on August 18, 2020, 05:59:14 PM
A new driver's side (left) rear view mirror for my Toyota minivan.   :}


Not directly boating related, but I gotta have the outside mirror to drive my boats to the pond.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on August 19, 2020, 08:10:29 AM
I thought about sealing the end & making a couple of condoms. 500mm should be enough for 2.........


OOOWWWW - that could be painful if there is no Lubication, with it being heatshrink and all
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on August 19, 2020, 09:50:56 AM
You don't seal the end while wearing it...........
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Jerry C on August 19, 2020, 01:42:23 PM
A 3Ē cross vice for my drill press. £35, EBAY, free postage from Melbourne. It needed a bit of work on the moveable vice jaw as the screw end hole 50thou off the screw axis resulting in restricted vice opening as it binds at 2Ē.  Removed the jaw, positioned it in the vice, clamped it and ran a 10 mm end mill down the hole to open it up. A bit of burr removal and reassembly and the jobs a goodín. Made up some clamps and now itís operational.
(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/08/19/EA38C91C-4A66-45B4-836C-88410DF759BC.png) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/aab7S)


Jerry
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on August 19, 2020, 02:50:47 PM
I've got a 4" one of those. I bought it about 25 years ago.
I don't think I've ever used it.
My pillar drill just had too much wobble to use for milling. Even though Bahco said you could.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Jerry C on August 19, 2020, 02:55:51 PM
Itís not for milling. Just for drilling safely without holding piece with hand or fiddling around with bolts on a single vice. Iíll be milling  on my lathe.
Jerry.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on August 19, 2020, 03:46:08 PM
I just use a single vise and a G clamp. It's always worked fine for drilling. I have got some T-bolts but I hardly ever do any heavy enough work to need them.


I wish I had a lathe to mill on, but Hey-Ho.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: justboatonic on August 19, 2020, 04:35:32 PM
New shed arrived today. Just have to put it up tomorrow although the weather doesnt look too good for it! Unfortunately, it's not a shed for my modelling gear. It is to get my wife's gardening rubbish out of the spare garage so I can use that!
BTW, it's a 'Power Shed' as named by the company. Not cheap but its far better quality than B&Q etc.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: J.beazley on August 19, 2020, 10:34:37 PM
Rudders from Deans Marine to go on something rather rare.


Paint for the rest of my fleet and some herbilife for my health  %)


Jay
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: radiojoe on August 20, 2020, 02:25:41 PM
Spotted these in Home Bargains for 99p. lucky as I broke my only remaining set square from school a couple of months ago, don't think they are supposed to last 70 years.  %%


Joe
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on August 20, 2020, 02:49:40 PM
That is the exact set that I use  :-))   I've never needed anything more expensive as they are so accurate
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on August 20, 2020, 05:50:56 PM
My most expensive purchase this week was a set of these. They are to replace the 43 year old busted up & over door that now needs two of us lift it so I can get into the workshop. I think these will be a godsend. The pic is from their website I shall be putting much better hinges on it, 3 down each side.


 £185 for the doors plus the incidentals, £68 for hinges, door bolts, coach screws & bolts, £17.99 for preservative. It'll be worth it I'm sure. It will be a bit weird to be doing full size chippying rather than tiny boat stuff though.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on August 20, 2020, 06:04:15 PM
if you fit the hinges with coach bolts they cand be unscrewed to break in.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on August 20, 2020, 06:20:13 PM
Yep, that's what I meant when I said coach bolts and screws but I wasn't overly clear.


An M10 coach bolt & two 40mm coach screws in each hinge 'strap' and 4 x M6 coach bolts in each pintle. They'll need an angle grinder to get them off by the time I've finished.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 20, 2020, 06:54:57 PM
Quote
An M10 coach bolt & two 40mm coach screws in each hinge 'strap' and 4 x M6 coach bolts in each pintle. They'll need an angle grinder to get them off by the time I've finished.

Or a jigsaw in the timber...
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on August 20, 2020, 08:03:03 PM
Pessimist. Actually we have a very low burglary rate around here. And the dogs would wake the whole parish.

To be honest it is hardly likely to ever be locked. The up and over never was unless we were away for a week.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on August 21, 2020, 12:43:43 AM
Shows good common sense BJ  :-))  ...the old adage..''locks only keep honest people out" O0  and ''belt & braces better to keep ya pants on"  {-)


What type of Pine Preservative did you choose?...and why has the left door more knots  :o  than the right door?


Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on August 21, 2020, 07:09:42 AM
Hi All

More from Banggood, Makita like charger for my Matika like battery drill and driver !!!
Two Hobby Surpass 120Amp brushless ESC.
Changed to XT60 plugs after pics.

Canabus
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on August 21, 2020, 08:08:54 AM
Shows good common sense BJ  :-))  ...the old adage..''locks only keep honest people out" O0  and ''belt & braces better to keep ya pants on"  {-)

What type of Pine Preservative did you choose?...and why has the left door more knots  :o  than the right door?

Derek
I choose 'Ronseal Fence Life Plus Shed & Fence Treatment Medium Oak', £17.99 for 9 litres. Maybe not the best there is but I really have had no gripes with Ronseal products in the past. 3 coats initially and enough left to redo it at least 2 or 3 times. It'll see me out I reckon.

As for the knot distribution, that is just the luck of the saw I guess but at least they're in plane view.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on August 21, 2020, 11:35:41 AM
I have a set of sturdy GATES, after several years they are getting blacker at the bottom than the rest of it, they have sunk on one side by about 20 mm but overall they have been standing up to the harsh weather, They must be about 10 years old now and we coat them with ronseal decking 'OIL',
they got darker and darker with each coating and only this year did I sand them down and then apply the coats, we do several over several days, the front face is south facing so more coats are applied here using up most if not all of the 2.5 litre tin.


The Oil is better in my view as it is meant to be used in a harder wearing environment - direct sunlight and walked on.  :}
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 21, 2020, 04:19:59 PM
Baby grinder  :-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-vkWtpsC/0/f9aeebd6/XL/16943ACC-003E-4F07-832F-A262E43A66C6-XL.jpg)


Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on August 21, 2020, 05:12:42 PM
Wow that is tiny - looks like Proxxon; if it is it'll be good  O0
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 22, 2020, 02:04:08 PM
Colour gives it away  :-)


These arrived very quickly. Good value I think. see post 826
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-7qZ9QRw/0/dd3f4e89/X3/E7E999E6-9C6D-42A7-9020-B07ECD64FE59-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-tj9r55d/0/e5ca8d14/X3/2B873936-691A-411F-8DFE-8B4A6AC156D5-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 25, 2020, 09:42:20 AM
Just ordered one of each
https://www.oceanworkscale.com/product/z-peller-azimuth-thruster-z-drive-propulsion-combo-set-100mm-reinforce-nylon/ (https://www.oceanworkscale.com/product/z-peller-azimuth-thruster-z-drive-propulsion-combo-set-100mm-reinforce-nylon/)

Using currency card Revolut $400 delivered was £309
These are normally one week lead time to produce. As you can see by the dates it is over three weeks now.The delay is because I'm being upgraded to FULL metal so I'm looking forwards to these even more. Also shipping is upgraded to Speed post for better security. Unfortunately I'll be on holiday so will be itching to come home  %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on August 25, 2020, 10:36:30 AM
FYI
OceanWorks are no longer publishing lead times or are trying to get away from that. If an item like jet drives are showing no stock it does not mean they are going out of business but they are in production and will appear as available as and when.


So you need to keep checking or send them a message of interest.



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T888 on September 03, 2020, 05:48:28 PM
Gents, FYI, I went to Axminster tool in Basingstoke today to look at purchasing a Model maker milling machine, the one I was looking at was out of stock, so I asked if I could order one. No problem until the checkout , the cost had increased by 21%.


I did manage to buy the one on display for the post increase.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tsenecal on September 03, 2020, 06:21:52 PM
this arrived in the mail last week, but i am just now getting around to setting it up and testing it.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Stan on September 03, 2020, 06:28:41 PM
A thing with four wheels nothing to do with model boats.


Stan.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: dougal99 on September 04, 2020, 09:03:26 AM
Stan, what ya going to do with a tea trolley?  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Stan on September 04, 2020, 12:41:29 PM
I can assure you it is not a tea trolley. You could buy a lot of trolleys with this item.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: radiojoe on September 04, 2020, 12:57:29 PM
You bought a new car Stan.  %%


Joe
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: radiojoe on September 07, 2020, 04:33:41 PM
This arrived today, a jewelers saw or I believe sometimes called a piercing saw, I'll be using it for cutting out parts from a .05mm brass sheet to make the rigging fittings for my Bella build, well that's the plan anyway. ok2


Joe.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on September 16, 2020, 02:13:02 AM
Quote
This arrived today, a jewelers saw or I believe sometimes called a piercing saw
Piercing saw for sure, Jewelers just happen to use them.  Long time since I used one but that little block undeneath with the Vee cut-out seems essential.  I've been everywhere last 3-4 weeks looking for a small pair of round nosed pliers.  Seems the only pair I can get anywhere locally is £46+vat Knipex ones and they're too big, apart from the cost.  So that's about £15 of diesel just looking for these.  Nevermind, it was worth a shot and gives me a chance to escepe the house these days.  I'll reluctantly go to find a pair on-line.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on September 16, 2020, 03:58:05 AM
Not actually purchased this week....... :embarrassed: ....more like 780 or so weeks ago.... O0  a pair of 68-200 Knipex wire cutters....designed for concrete wire tie cutting in the steel reinforcement process prior to the concrete pour ...if you go to a construction site where the Steel Fixers are working......they all have this Brand of cutter

I have only use them on brass & up to 1.5 mm thick for 15 years

Knipex Brand .....quality Tool Steel and accurate heat treatment.....would have to be one of the highest Standard of hand tool I have found :-))


Derek


Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on September 16, 2020, 05:39:14 PM
Came home a day early from hols. Immediately I feverishly looked for the letter from ParcelFarce/Customs so I could pay the charges on my Schottels from OceanWorks.
You guessed it..... no letter  <*<


Messed about nearly an hour queuing on phone to the deviants and finally got a 17 digit number to then ring again to the automated payment line  {:-{


Should be delivered tomorrow, I won't hold my breath
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: old_gunner on September 18, 2020, 01:16:36 PM
Just delivered now waiting for the CAA paperwork,
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BrianB6 on September 19, 2020, 02:20:00 AM
How many channel R.C.?   :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: old_gunner on September 19, 2020, 06:02:59 PM
How many channel R.C.?   :embarrassed:
Regrettably none however, it is going to keep my wife happy as it has seats and a heater unlike my Tiger Moth which it is replacing, it burns 11 LTR per hour and cruises  at 95 kts on unleaded rather than Avgas.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on September 26, 2020, 10:45:40 AM
After a long career of little use the old shredder packed in.
Choosing a replacement was quite a challenge but the fellows arrived at 21:00 hrs last night and all is well  :-))


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-rTjXwCt/0/3c9789f6/X2/AC88CFA2-8B07-402E-B89F-1CCAC1CB54AD-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on September 26, 2020, 11:03:27 AM
we have a simple system - if a letter arrives and the information within it does not identify us, obviously the name and address is the usually identifier, we tear off the address and any customer / reference numbers etc, so effectively the letter can be read but it could be for anyone - our neighbours for instance, if it doesn't identify you or a family member then it goes in the paper recycling, the torn off bits go into a bag and once or twice a year we burn the bits, once burnt the ashes (and sometimes you could still read the address etc) are stirred up until powder and deposited on our back lane where it would nourish the bit of bee plants we have there along the edge, simply we recycle the majority of the paper and destroy only the relevant bits, next time you have a letter or mail shot, check what would be identified as you if you redacted the name, address or reference numbers (car reg plates and insurance identifiers included) and ask yourself, do I know who this could be, the recycled paper is then not wasted, or able to be reconstructed (unless a cross shredder), less electric used and the bits could be burnt in the summer after the bar b cue when finished with.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on September 26, 2020, 12:10:00 PM
Iíve kept the capacious collector as my new workshop bin  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ukmike on September 26, 2020, 03:27:09 PM
Very handy 75mm/3 inch sliding bevel.

Proops Brothers Ltd £3.60 inc. delivery.

Excellent quality for the money but you need to clean the varnish off the blade and cut the wing nut wings a little, 5 minute job.

Mike.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on September 30, 2020, 05:56:17 PM
Good price delivered for 4 litres £17.99 Mine came by Hermes today. Workshop essential  O0
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Isopropanol-Alcohol-IPA-Isopropyl-Lab-Grade-Pharma-Quality-4-x-1L-99-9/184432258086?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Isopropanol-Alcohol-IPA-Isopropyl-Lab-Grade-Pharma-Quality-4-x-1L-99-9/184432258086?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on September 30, 2020, 07:23:48 PM
Good price, but what do you use it for.
I've got a couple of litres in brown glass bottles tucked away somewhere but I doubt I've opened them in 20 years.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Colin Bishop on September 30, 2020, 07:31:48 PM
Having had to cancel both our Greece holidays this year I have ordered the chaniotiki-gaita by Navarino Models as featured in the current edition of Model Boats. I actually ordered it from Discound Hobby Zone in Athens on Monday and it should be delivered tomorrow. Alas it will be whisked away as an Xmas present from Mrs B but it is a lovely little model and I'm wondering if it might be possible to motorise it with a bit of modification.

https://www.discounthobbyzone.com/en-gb/scale-modeling/model-kits/ships/chaniotiki-gaita

Colin
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on September 30, 2020, 08:00:31 PM
Good price, but what do you use it for.
I've got a couple of litres in brown glass bottles tucked away somewhere but I doubt I've opened them in 20 years.
Diluting epoxy resins, cleaning up resins. removing resins and all manner of sticky from hands and surfaces etc
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on October 01, 2020, 07:24:34 AM
Diluting epoxy resins, cleaning up resins. removing resins and all manner of sticky from hands and surfaces etc


Right, OK. I've only ever used it for pre-injection wipes. I'd not thought of using it for anything other than 'medical'.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on October 04, 2020, 03:50:16 AM
For the past 2 months the 3 year old $39.00 - [1 year warranty] DURATECH micro gas torch...turned into a flame thrower  O0 ......& totally unsuitable for soft soldering anything


WEB search suggests poor quality gas!..........
If not poor quality gas......throw it in the bin.....[a 12 hour ultrasonic bath did not cure the gas to air adjustment issue]


WEB search suggest the elcheapo versions [DURATECH] are a waste of $


So have invested in a $59.00 - [3 year warranty]  BERNZOMATIC micro gas torch :kiss: ......so now no excuse for not continuing steam tube soldering work

Derek

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on October 04, 2020, 08:39:26 AM
High Colin I checked out the website and I think you chickened out!  That monoreme would have been a great boat to motorize!
Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on October 05, 2020, 11:16:42 AM
we have a simple system - if a letter arrives and the information within it does not identify us, obviously the name and address is the usually identifier, we tear off the address and any customer / reference numbers etc, so effectively the letter can be read but it could be for anyone - our neighbours for instance, if it doesn't identify you or a family member then it goes in the paper recycling, the torn off bits go into a bag and once or twice a year we burn the bits, once burnt the ashes (and sometimes you could still read the address etc) are stirred up until powder and deposited on our back lane where it would nourish the bit of bee plants we have there along the edge, simply we recycle the majority of the paper and destroy only the relevant bits, next time you have a letter or mail shot, check what would be identified as you if you redacted the name, address or reference numbers (car reg plates and insurance identifiers included) and ask yourself, do I know who this could be, the recycled paper is then not wasted, or able to be reconstructed (unless a cross shredder), less electric used and the bits could be burnt in the summer after the bar b cue when finished with.


Nemesis - emailed me with his solution, take the paper and soak in the left over washing up water - squeeze and make into a ball - simples, my only worry is the details still being recovered from it so I will give it a go on the bits torn off, see if they turn illegible and then once dry recycle that as well.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Tug Fanatic on October 05, 2020, 03:38:39 PM

Nemesis - emailed me with his solution, take the paper and soak in the left over washing up water - squeeze and make into a ball - simples, my only worry is the details still being recovered from it so I will give it a go on the bits torn off, see if they turn illegible and then once dry recycle that as well.

I have not tried this but I don't fancy lots of balls of wet paper. It is OK if it is just an address but I quite often get whole pages (& multiples thereof) that need safe disposal. What did Nemesis suggest doing with the wet balls?  I would also need convincing that it could not be opened out. There are many different sorts of paper & inks so one test will not prove much.

The advantages that I can see are:
1) It can be done daily rather than an occasional burn up.
2) Even if possible it would take real effort to open out the paper even if someone knew to try & could be bothered.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Tug Fanatic on October 06, 2020, 11:43:09 AM
Tried it & it doesn't work for me.
Took a page of junk mail, which looked like standard printer paper, and soaked it for 5 mins then made the tightest ball that I could. Put it in the airing cupboard overnight This morning it is dry but I can open it out and whilst damaged large parts of it are fully readable.

Back to bonfires.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on October 06, 2020, 11:54:52 AM
I've been following this thread and am slightly bemused by it.


Does everyone really think that there is an army of bad guys out there intent on rootling through your rubbish to acquire data.


For me barring tearing stuff in half everything just goes in the green bin, I don't see a problem with that.


Or have others had experiences I haven't. Otherwise it just seems incredibly over cautious to me. These days if people want your data I would have thought that hacking would have been more likely than bin trawling.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Tug Fanatic on October 06, 2020, 12:44:29 PM
Bin diving can be a problem - particularly if you put you recycling bin out the night before collection.
It might be overcautious but it is all about what you feel comfortable with.


Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on October 06, 2020, 12:46:31 PM
Yep - paranoid doesn't come into it  {-)


Anyway - back to what we have bought.


car boot mats from Lidl - 6.99 - bought two one for mine and one for the wifes
800 mm x 1200 mm each
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BeeJay UK on October 06, 2020, 01:32:44 PM
Bin diving can be a problem - particularly if you put you recycling bin out the night before collection.
It might be overcautious but it is all about what you feel comfortable with.


I guess so, however with the lack of any real evidence I'll stick with how I muddle along now.


Another major factor may well be where we live of course.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: TailUK on October 07, 2020, 09:05:58 AM
Volume 3 of Naval Weapons.  Was really impressed with Vol 1&2.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on October 07, 2020, 11:56:36 AM
Bought a small (420mm inc. rudder etc.) cheap RTR so that I can have a go in other classes in addition to the Club 500 for the racing at my local club.

Numbers are restricted of course but it's still fun and the ARTR & RTR boats give me something to get some water time with whilst carrying out my builds.

Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: radiojoe on October 07, 2020, 12:53:26 PM
Size dosen't matter Chris  %) %)


Nice looking 500 never got round to making one of those but have watched them racing with much pushing and barging and one up man ship going on plus a whole lot of banter.  :-))


Joe.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T888 on October 07, 2020, 01:41:45 PM
Just picked this new toy up
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on October 07, 2020, 02:58:11 PM
Size dosen't matter Chris  %) %)


Nice looking 500 never got round to making one of those but have watched them racing with much pushing and barging and one up man ship going on plus a whole lot of banter.  :-))


Joe.


The Club 500 are great as they provide close competition and can take abuse. I've hit the angle iron launch ramp which is near one of the turn buoys and just bent the rudder and have been turfed upside down on a couple of occasions which is game over as water gets inside. Leave to dry out for a day or so and then it's back in business!


Hence why I bought a cheapo for another class!


Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: dougal99 on October 07, 2020, 04:43:29 PM
Just picked this new toy up
You'll never get the Arleigh Burke in that  :D
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T888 on October 07, 2020, 05:00:43 PM
Dam never thought about that  <:(  grrrrr just have ask the wife if can use her car  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: SteamboatPhil on October 07, 2020, 08:05:22 PM
Has it got a brushless in it  {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on October 08, 2020, 10:01:27 AM
Whats the lipos as well 2's 3's ? and the amps   %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on October 10, 2020, 10:54:10 PM
£5.60 delivered
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-h4xqmtZ/0/3462b6f8/X2/F2BF1EB1-DCF2-4061-9129-0C6472AB398B-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XS9XkHK/0/8696f1bf/X2/77C15A44-E35F-4AB9-9645-1E98FE58E061-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XvZQZxP/0/99c3187a/XL/8B4150CC-AE62-4EF3-A4B2-15F29CC6196D-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6HK23xX/0/daf51528/XL/A046C63B-2CB9-4125-AD98-03C5913C1D48-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tony23 on October 21, 2020, 01:55:48 PM
I scratched an itch and bought a Harley Davidson I have rode for 46 years had every brand of motorbikes from Japanese to Italian and have a collection of old Triumphs but I've never rode let alone owned a Harley until now just waiting for this blasted wet weather to stop for my first ride...
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Jerry C on October 22, 2020, 12:30:08 AM
I had a ten year interlude in my seagoing career building bikes initially for the Japanese but later all over. I needed my own bike for promo purposes, couldnít have Japanese, couldnít stomach a Brit bike so bought an 883 Sportster. Never let me down (bought Reynolds chains and sprockets in bulk) loved the bike. Couldnít be arsed spending every weekend polishing it like the big ones. Hereís a few examples of mine.


(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/10/22/A243B064-03AB-41A3-863C-A9311A7C9619.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/aKTA5)


(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/10/22/6CB8B6D5-9A86-4316-9886-9071FDD32D68.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/aKAUP)


(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/10/22/5CD484AB-0ACD-4B54-A259-316905D1EF27.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/aKw29)


(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2020/10/22/261BD8FF-D71D-4A45-8AAD-15BE9192676D.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/aKSjp)


Enjoy
Jerry C.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on October 22, 2020, 08:44:05 AM
 %) ..did you use AS or BS Renold chain?.........as the American chain [size for size] had larger diameter rolling chain roller surface area and as such the 1/2" pitch American 119043 had a higher loading over the 1/2" pitch British 110046 chain


In 1971-2, I usually spent a few hours each Friday afternoons in the stores helping cut lengths AS chain the bikers[/size]  O0 for their weekend work

Derek [Cadet Transmission Engineer]
for Renold Australia
[full Subsidiary to Renold UK]
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Jerry C on October 22, 2020, 11:01:37 AM
Hi Derek, I wasnít aware there was a difference but I bought a 200í reel of Reynolds UK chain and  UK sprockets to match. Used the old and well proven cyclists trick of 3 chains to a set of sprockets and swap 1 2 3 every 2500 miles. The rest of the chain went on the bikes I made.
Jerry.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tony23 on October 22, 2020, 11:37:52 AM
some lovely bikes there, I have had to order some new spanners/sockets for the Harley as the imperials I use on my old triumphs are not fitting...
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: davejo90 on October 22, 2020, 04:26:40 PM
I've just bought most of the parts for the narrowboat I plan to start making soon. Using the Invictus plan as attached.


(http://www.davejohnson.co.uk/images/hobbies.jpg)


(http://www.davejohnson.co.uk/images/invictusrs.jpg)