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 on: Yesterday at 09:13:08 PM 
Started by raflaunches - Last Post by Stan
Hi yes is the answer pm sent to you.


 on: Yesterday at 09:06:23 PM 
Started by GG - Last Post by malcolmfrary
In the US, with its larger distances, there was and probably still is some point to CB as a means of communication where cell coverage might be patchy. 
CB in the UK was a brief passing fad, overtaken by easier and cheaper ways of doing the same task. i.e. cellphones with cheap contracts.  Those who would have been CB-ers can now be seen texting and walking into things. 
The only CB-ers who are likely to cause problems with legal users are those who want extra range and buy power amplifiers to boost output.  These are untuned and increase not only the tuned frequency, but also any unwanted signal on adjacent frequencies.  The transmitters tunng keeps these in bounds, but amplifying them turns them back into signals that are at a level where they do cause interference.
Over here, 27MHz toys are more likely to create problems, very few being tuned to what is conventionally regarded as a channel, but using the entire band.  This is cheaper to make both for transmitters (plus they run low power) and receivers, which do not need the same number of parts to get selectivity.
Putting a 40MHz crystal nto a 35MHz receiver might well work perfectly fine.  If it works, no problem, but never get the idea that it works with a transmitter.  While the receiver self checks in that it either works or doesn't, there is no way that somebody without the right test gear can check what is being transmitted.

 on: Yesterday at 08:43:54 PM 
Started by Taranis - Last Post by Taranis

 on: Yesterday at 08:40:46 PM 
Started by Tomasz - Last Post by Tomasz.
Next element. Forward rangefinder 7m and Fumo 23 radar.

 on: Yesterday at 08:20:34 PM 
Started by Stan - Last Post by Stan
When I closed this tread I forgot one thing  to show it back on the water so just two pictures from this morning. All looks well the old motor give a nice scale speed. Time to go back to the grey funnel line this is the very last post and very last fishing boat  I will build.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

 on: Yesterday at 08:17:23 PM 
Started by raflaunches - Last Post by raflaunches
Hi everyone

A quick question regarding the fore mentioned ship above. I bought it off eBay a little while back and I thought it was a wooden hull but when it arrived much to my surprise itís a GRP hull. I will say that it didnít say it was either just my interpretation of the pictures provided!
Plans that came with it are by J Pottinger and are very good quality showing some great detail. Whilst many of you will be saying why I bought it being a civvie boat but Iíve done some research in to the real Shengking and she was commandeered by the RAF during WW2! So Iíve got a connection!

My question is: did anyone make a GRP hull of the SS Shengking in 1/96 scale? I donít want to upset any true scratch builder of GRP hulls but itís a bit too good unless someone knew what they were doing for it not be of manufactured origin. I canít find any reference to a hull being available... any ideas? :-))

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 on: Yesterday at 08:13:24 PM 
Started by chum444 - Last Post by Stan
Hi all this is mine undergoing its sea trials today after a very long repair job. It looks like we may see lots of these models appearing in 2019.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

 on: Yesterday at 08:12:38 PM 
Started by freelancer - Last Post by freelancer
Hi Guys

A few weeks ago I promised an upload that might interest British viewers.

In 1951 a film ( African Queen ) starring Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart was screened with strong British content..however the steam launch used in the movie ended up as famous as the human stars. Countless models both RC and static have been built.  The real boat was a wreck, built in the early 1900's , a hull built from riveted iron. The director wanted a shabby launch to match the storyline and he was successful.

I suggested to Bryon that because a jetty was not seen in the movie I would build a similar jetty to the one in Florida where a Bogart fan offers tours in the actual launch. A new hull frame and boiler were  required to make the launch sea worthy. This jetty is my imagination running wild
and represents a jetty that i would build if the Queen was mine on Long lake.

 on: Yesterday at 07:51:04 PM 
Started by chum444 - Last Post by Stan
Well all I can say mine is definitely from Midwest.


 on: Yesterday at 07:45:12 PM 
Started by justboatonic - Last Post by Capt Podge
There appears to be a doorway under the dome platform and a short stairwell to the top of the air intakes (1st photo)
Also a walkway heading ford'?


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