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 on: Today at 01:15:55 am 
Started by tassie48 - Last Post by tassie48
Hi does any one have a copy of the MMM February 2012 articles on the tid tug build that they could share with me via email or post happy to pay postage copying etc tassie48

 on: Today at 12:50:51 am 
Started by Andy M - Last Post by Andy M
Hi,thanks, I have had a few sessions but they were a while ago, I have been laid up for about 7 weeks and havent managed out again yet. I have still to finish my watercooling system as the motor and speed control were getting quite warm. I need to make a water pickup and exit, then connect them up to motor and esc. Not got enough tubing at the moment, but I am not up for going anywhere just yet anyway.

 on: Yesterday at 11:42:54 pm 
Started by dlancast - Last Post by dlancast

 on: Yesterday at 11:42:05 pm 
Started by dlancast - Last Post by dlancast
Dear Folks, I know this is off subject, but I just wanted to toot my horn a bit.  Over a five year period, I built 5 U.S. WW2 Aircraft Carriers.  Because I am running out of space in my home for all these models, a good friend suggested that I donate those models to the U.S. Navy and so I contacted the Commanding Officer of NAS Whidbey Island which is relatively close by.  This base serves several Navy Carriers.  I was contacted several months ago, one of the officers came to my home and saw the collection and said that the Navy is interested but that it would take maybe a year to get approval.  Well, after many months, I was finally given the go ahead to bring the models to the base just the other day. I was totally blown away by the attention and graciousness of the officers I met.  The skipper was most kind and now my models are displayed in prominent locations on the base.  Its possible that they will go on tour throughout the U.S. by the Navy Historical Division.  I will attempt to post a couple of pics of the event.  Thanks for listening.  Dennis  Oh... yes, I served in the U.S. Navy from 65 to 69 and served aboard the USS Ranger CVA-61 and also served in country Vietnam just at the end of the major Tet offensive.

 on: Yesterday at 11:34:39 pm 
Started by TheLongBuild - Last Post by ukmike

I think they are the same as fitted to an old Black and Decker band saw.

Look here....
Miles Tool & Machinery Centre....

No.19 in the spares list. 1.95.


 on: Yesterday at 11:25:40 pm 
Started by dlancast - Last Post by dlancast

 on: Yesterday at 11:25:03 pm 
Started by dlancast - Last Post by dlancast
Deck planking will go down before hull planking, so I have started with the poop deck.  My technique is to cut individual planks to length and then lay down in standard stagger formation.  For caulking at this scale, I use lead pencil and scribe along the edge of each plank as I go.  I decided to take the extra step and actually wood peg my planks with the tip of a toothpick which is inserted into a pre-drilled hole with some fast glue and then snip off the excess and sand smooth.  Of note, the Cutty Sark deck planks only had one peg per plank confirmed.  And so it goes.    Dennis

 on: Yesterday at 10:47:50 pm 
Started by Rodgearing - Last Post by NickelBelter
Yes, our paints were based off Admiralty standards and would have been the same as British paints (however supply problems meant sometimes colours weren't mixed exactly correctly)

 on: Yesterday at 10:36:28 pm 
Started by radiojoe - Last Post by chum444
Thanks Joe. You have provided another explanation to our debate.

 on: Yesterday at 10:04:52 pm 
Started by eternal422 - Last Post by eternal422
Wow, looks stunning
Thank you!

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