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 on: Today at 10:50:54 PM 
Started by nmbrook - Last Post by nmbrook

I have both ends in place in the moonpool.The pics show work to create one of the sides.This is built and painted in layers.The finished baffling forms pockets for the working moonpool doors to retract into.Ladder rungs are from 0.28mm copper wire inserted into 0.3mm holes.As they say a picture says a thousand words and yes,I am sick of cutting and filing out slots %)



 on: Today at 10:49:02 PM 
Started by Howard - Last Post by Andyn
Best stuff I've used so far is tf2 ultimate. Stays put approaching 40k rpm...

 on: Today at 09:59:37 PM 
Started by coch y bonddu - Last Post by coch y bonddu
Hi anyone on here got a set of plans for the British Power Boat Companies 41.5 Rescue launch,as I would live to build a model of a boat that Grandfather used to look after.Shw was based in the Harbour at Pwllheli Norht Wales.I have found a few pics on the net but plans would be uselful


Stavros......................Ye sit is one else

 on: Today at 09:54:03 PM 
Started by raflaunches - Last Post by ballastanksian
That's a work of art chaps  :-)) It is very neat looking.

 on: Today at 09:52:53 PM 
Started by raflaunches - Last Post by ballastanksian

Are you going to try fitting a turning mechanism for the turrets? I saw you were thinking of it back in 2014 when you postulated a refit around now.

 on: Today at 09:50:07 PM 
Started by raflaunches - Last Post by ballastanksian
Lovely. It is interesting to see similarities with the later armoured cruisers in how the boats were stowed.

 on: Today at 09:39:16 PM 
Started by Neil - Last Post by Neil

anyone want to own the finest sailing gold medal winner Arun! not a model......but the real deal

up for sale from tomorrow by on line auction is the 52-02 triple diagonal cold moulded plywood prototype Sir William Arnold, the St PeterPort, Guernsey lifeboat and judged to be by two different staff coxs'ns, one being a friend of mine as the finest sailing and handling Arun in the fleet.

She took part in the gold medal rescue of the crew of the Bonita in hurricane force storms just 6 days before the sad loss of the Penlee lifeboat Solomon Browne in 1981.

Anyone have a spare 50 grand can bid for her on line here....

 on: Today at 08:51:06 PM 
Started by supaboat - Last Post by timgarrod
Found this code and works well. Just don't like the idea of having to go though the whole seq to turn it off.
how many switchs are you looking for ?

 on: Today at 08:44:38 PM 
Started by raflaunches - Last Post by raflaunches
Well.... deep intake of breath... its been a while!!! %%

HMS Gnat has patrolled for sometime now in the slightly colder waters of Wicksteed Park (since 2014!) instead of the waters she actually sailed in. And she has received some battle damage over the years and the most destructive came from a fierce gale at Wicksteed at War which snapped her steering gear cables. We had been trying for the last 6 months to find some replacement cable which was not only stronger but more easily available. The actually break was in the middle of the run which was quite surprising instead of the weak points such as the chains, the cogs, the tieing down points on the servo arm... can you see why it surprised us at the break point! {-)
Anyway we found some better cable and she is working again but needs some TLC which started with some grease and oil on the steering gear. Lovely smooth action now with a reduced squeek!
We have decided she needs a refit and will start with the six inch guns being completed to a better standard and some general finishing off. With our improved construction standards we are going to carry out some cosmetic surgery to improve her a little. Keep your eyes peeled, she might pay some visits to some local ports around Peterborough... Farcet Fen possibly if we believe reports from German sources! %)

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 on: Today at 08:31:13 PM 
Started by raflaunches - Last Post by raflaunches

Hi everyone

A bit more progress and less time since the last update! {-)
We have started to make the anchor windlass using a mixture of 2mm plasticard, aluminium turned rod, plastic gears, brass rod, and brass turned rod. Not the easiest item to make from the drawings from the National Maritime Museum, we've still got the make the raised item at the rear of the windlass. For a first attempt we are quite happy with the result- just got to find some anchor chain to wrap around the winches.

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