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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #200 on: February 23, 2016, 05:58:26 PM »

Paint it black....
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« Reply #201 on: February 23, 2016, 05:59:28 PM »

Paint it copper...
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #202 on: February 23, 2016, 06:00:43 PM »

Stick it in the sub....
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #203 on: February 23, 2016, 06:01:43 PM »

Turn the lights on....(and off!)
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #204 on: February 23, 2016, 06:02:23 PM »

End with a cheesy grin :}
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #205 on: February 23, 2016, 08:56:59 PM »

Well, young fella me lad...you are doing a superb job on this, warts n' all. I confess I've never been a huge Nautilus aficionado, but this is having an effect on me...similar to James May and his fizzy bits.


I forsee myself having a bit of a chat to you in the future about your need to sell this monster to me...in the meantime, I raise my glass in your direction, me old mate...a first class piece of work.


Carry on..
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« Reply #206 on: February 23, 2016, 09:16:48 PM »

I really wanted a mpodel of the nautilus when I was a boy as the film was brill. Were you at the Yeovilton show last weekend? I don't remember seeing Nautilus there. I might have been flagging pre cuppa by the time I got to the hall with lots of ships in and missed you!
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« Reply #207 on: February 23, 2016, 10:00:40 PM »

Well, young fella me lad...you are doing a superb job on this, warts n' all. I confess I've never been a huge Nautilus aficionado, but this is having an effect on me...similar to James May and his fizzy bits.


I forsee myself having a bit of a chat to you in the future about your need to sell this monster to me...in the meantime, I raise my glass in your direction, me old mate...a first class piece of work.


Carry on..


What he said...
Every time I read this thread the next stop is the engel website and and some serious thoughts into what I could sell to finance it
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #208 on: February 24, 2016, 05:00:43 PM »

I forsee myself having a bit of a chat to you in the future about your need to sell this monster to me...in the meantime, I raise my glass in your direction, me old mate...a first class piece of work.



Cheers for that, much appreciated. The good news being that I have promised this model to one of our local submarine types..on pain of death if it went anywhere else. So once I have had my fun with it, it is moving on to pastures new. All good practice for the Mk2 version that I am chomping at the bitt to get on with though...
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #209 on: February 24, 2016, 05:05:16 PM »

I really wanted a mpodel of the nautilus when I was a boy as the film was brill. Were you at the Yeovilton show last weekend? I don't remember seeing Nautilus there. I might have been flagging pre cuppa by the time I got to the hall with lots of ships in and missed you!


We were in the Swordfish Room which is next to the restaurant ( referred to by me as The Naughty Step...its more than a bit out of the way, being outside the main building completely), good lighting and no aircraft to have to fit round, or under.
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« Reply #210 on: February 24, 2016, 05:36:28 PM »

Lurking amongst the Iron Man suits and Minions, was the Mk2. The Depron mock up that has kept me (in)sane for the last few years..getting the odd addition as ideas come to me, the occasional colour change, the once in a while bit of Photoshopping to keep me keen! This will be built around a Darnell/Models By Design U Class RN Submarine hull and deck, with much extra cladding both fore and aft. Taking its 70" length to nearly 80"! Still working on how to cut the model in half for transport. Wont be the first model chopped in to bits!
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #211 on: February 24, 2016, 05:39:11 PM »

And below the waves...
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #212 on: February 24, 2016, 10:21:09 PM »

Treble damn >>:-( I forgot about that room >:-o

I will take more money with me next year so I can buy a pastie in the resurant and that will put me nearby and possibly I will remember to pop in and go Ooh :-))


She looks gorgeous:O)
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« Reply #213 on: February 25, 2016, 04:35:01 PM »

I'll be there Ian. I will you treat you to a pasty and a cuppa mate :-)
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #214 on: February 25, 2016, 06:45:43 PM »

Aw that's kind Mr Spook:O) :-))

If you want a ww1 4inch naval gun then let me know.
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #215 on: March 28, 2019, 07:03:52 PM »

Well, I have dusted it, taken it to Steampunk events, dusted it, taken it to SciFi events, dusted it again. All well and good, but it has not got wet, and as an Engel sub, it deserves that at least. So, today it has gone to a new owner, and I have become the proud owner of a wreck which has been making me grin like an idiot every time I look at it. however, that is another story :-))

So, one final nugget of wisdom before I hand over this thread to the new owner.


While testing the various functions of the model prior to hand over, I tested the motor, all good. LED lighting, all good (obviously!), Servos x 5, all good. However, when it came to the Engel dive electronics, the lights would come on occasionally, but the unit wouldn't respond. I drove the pumps into the dived position with a separate battery, after removing the wiring to the electronics, of course! Don't want to be driving voltage the wrong way into expensive electronics. Once the pumps were in the dive position, hooked it all up and tested again. Still nothing. Turning off the Tx resulted in the tanks pumping out as the failsafe activated. Driving the model to the surface in emergency, but still no Tx control. Went on line to find some info on the functioning of the board, too old, couldn't find anything...
So, grabbed my F14 Tx, which has sliders, heard somewhere the pumps work best on sliders...blimey, instant response, up and down control all working, NOT ON THE SLIDERS! I was plugged into a sprung channel.
Upon examining my other Tx, it turned out I had disabled the up/down stick to add a couple of buttons for some sort of thing or other! So, one and a half hours of stressing out, blaming the electronics, could have been avoided if I had checked the test set up on a servo or something similar, before blaming the most complicated part of the set up, rather than the weakest link, the operator..

So, my final lesson learned on Nautilus ( no1!), assume nothing, check everything, then and only then, throw it out the window
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