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RAAArtyGunner

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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2012, 01:54:23 AM »

 
Enough of these for 2013.
 
Some will probably need some of these as well  O0 O0 O0 %) %) %)
 

 
 
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2012, 10:51:02 AM »

a video on sale on E bay,
If it's the same video I have, it was copied from the TV I think and sent me by an Ozzie member on here and SN...........very interesting........would be willing to lend you if you want.
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2012, 12:40:30 PM »


Enough of these for 2013.
 
Some will probably need some of these as well  O0 O0 O0 %) %) %)


I might need them next week as I know a few boys that are coming home from Afghan so I will be on the happy carrot juice  :-) 
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2012, 01:44:10 PM »

Santa got my wife a large HD telly, all the better for her to watch continuous forensic dramas and endless Harry Potter repeats.  However, every cloud as they say . . .   There was quite a lot of good quality expanded black neoprene sheet amongst the packaging.  That got diverted straight into the workshop.
I knew there was something useful in that huge box.   {-)
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2012, 04:32:22 PM »


Various forms of alcohol and sweets.
"Life" by Keith Richards ( fun read  :} ).
Two new tyres and a battery for the car !  :-)) .

Aftershave.

But most important of all was a quiet week together in Fuerteventura before the kids / grand kids turned up !  {-)
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2012, 05:33:10 PM »

...Thanks .....Neil suggests..."Possibly fishing hawser" & rottweiler questions "degaussing cables"
 
There is very little evidence of steel cabling on the other deck images and no mention in any text in the 243 pages
 
A closer view of the cable atwart ship close by the X turret barrels would suggest possibly an 8 strand multi core outer layer totalling approx 2" diameter or 6"+ circumference
 
This is a rather substantial sized hauser wire so I am discounting a wire from the aft mast and also de gausing cable coils which the latter to my understanding were modeled on what we now know high current welding cables.......super high numbers of very fine copper cores
 
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From the lay of the steel armouring....may I suggest a submarine telegraph cable? BY.
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2012, 12:05:41 PM »

Man-flu!  >:-o
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2012, 09:59:48 PM »

Bryan questions the possibility....."a submarine telegraph cable?"
 
I had researched the possibility of an old [1900's] submarine cable from Perth to Darwin then on to Singapore, however with ZERO results
We certainly have a cable from Perth to Indonesia, however this is relatively new
Current undersea cables are synthetic [plastic] sheathed, earlier cables [1890+] were rubber sheathed......Derek
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2012, 07:16:48 AM »


"Life" by Keith Richards ( fun read  :} ).


Look up "A Very Irregular Head: The Life of Syd Barret" well worth a read
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2012, 10:38:26 AM »

A couple of good books


Secrets of the Spitfire
Secret Flotillas on the North African Coast


Also some new shirts (thanks Mum! and sister!!) and the latest Madness CD!


Mind you I bought some presents for myself too, I just didn't want to wrap them first-
A welding helmet
a new Aztek airbrush

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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2012, 07:01:38 AM »

Good books, & socks. what is it with women & mens socks. Most important of all a peacefull visit with my ex wife after being divorced for 23 years, goes to show we can fix most things with a little thought & kindness. Happy New Year to you one & all. Mick B.
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2012, 10:13:20 AM »

A Dingo with attachments - now to find a big plie of dirt O0

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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2012, 10:28:00 AM »

My divorce papers....
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2012, 11:52:55 AM »


 Very sorry to hear that. I hope things rectify themselves as amicably as possible....   {:-{
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2012, 12:06:02 PM »

No, don't be sorry, Martin....I'm not, and neither is 'er that was indoors. We've been parted for five years now, it was just one of those things.
She's happy out in Oz, I'm happy here in my flat...life's good.






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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2012, 02:21:50 PM »

The best book on the making of Jaws ever written, The Jaws Log by Carl Gottlieb. My original 1970s copy is falling to bits. In return I bought my sister a tin opener mounted on a varnished mahogany plinth, with the instructions "In Emergency, TWIST!"
I am a good brother.....
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #41 on: December 29, 2012, 02:22:07 PM »

Trumpeter's 1/350 HMS Dreadnought and Revell's 1/700 HMS Tiger
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #42 on: December 29, 2012, 05:50:07 PM »

interceptor 42 from models by design  ( a present i bought me for christmas ! )  O0
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #43 on: December 29, 2012, 10:17:13 PM »

Nice boat to build Guy.
I enjoyed thoroughly building the prototypes that MBD kits are based on....I took them over to Frank Kowalsky,the owner of Safehaven Marine  in Cobh and had a look around his factory and on one of the boats he was building at the time....fabulous trip.
 
here's a couple of shots of the originals.
 
and they'll stand up to am amazing amount of punishment if waterproofed correctly, lol
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeNc3rDT7gM
 
Enjoy the build.
 
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #44 on: December 30, 2012, 06:53:08 PM »

Stunning performance Niel in the video & a beautiful boat as well, you sir are to be congratulated, you give so much to the model boating hobby, thank you. Mick B.
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #45 on: December 30, 2012, 07:03:59 PM »

 Incredible footage there! felt a bit seasick just watching it.Amazing models Neil,but Orange/yellow tops?????
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #46 on: December 30, 2012, 07:47:22 PM »

Neil,


what motors/ props are you running ?


GB
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #47 on: December 30, 2012, 08:18:17 PM »

hi Guy, in the experimental one I put two torpedo 800's but they were far too slow......had I kept the one for myself I would have gone down the brushless route.....but all 3 boats went to Safehaven Marine.
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #48 on: December 30, 2012, 08:29:16 PM »

Incredible footage there! felt a bit seasick just watching it.Amazing models Neil,but Orange/yellow tops?????
Mick F
Cheers Mickb.
 
and Mick F...........we couldn't get the colour right for the Cork Pilot Boat "Gleann Mor" which was a cross between the orange and the yellow......and so Frank Kowalski the owner asked me to paint in as near colour as he had provided on the photos he sent me.It should have been a colour like the old Citroen AX/saxo car but I couldn't find any halfords paints to match.
At the time the  RNLI were doing evaluation tests on the Interceptor 42' as a replacement for the Mersey and that is why I built the self righting boat as well for Safehaven marine to show the RNLI that they were self righting,  and the RNLI were in the closing stages of deciding either to go ahead with the Interceptor or a French boat,similar to the "beak boats" as their new FAB 2  , and so I took a gamble and made the orange topped boat for myself, equipping it with bow thruster and twin motors and painting it in RNLI orange for if the RNLI took options on the boat I would have had the first model of an RNLI prototype on the water and in Dave Metcalfs hands as I gave him the plugs for mouldings.......in the end it backfired on me as the RNLI chose the Shannon (still a mistake in my mind....but I'm biased).....and so my boat came out orange.
In the end, when I sent pics of the two boats together Frank told me he wanted both boats, so I ended up without any boat at all...........still fancy building one for my own use one day.
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Re: What did Santa bring you
« Reply #49 on: December 30, 2012, 10:16:00 PM »

cheers neil,


i have now  opted to go brushless.... 2 x 800 kv.....but prop set up may be the next puzzle, dont want to ' over prop' the model, took it for a test today with 50mm props ...great turn of speed but killed a 12 volt  7amp hr pack in minutes....


.... still need to get a load of fittings for her, nav lights, fenders, -just got 2 crew figures completed, need some decals for the liferaft canister and other bits n bobs too....


good to see it all coming together !- mine will be done as ' culverwell'..... was great to hear how your 2 models came about and their colours and where they went !


the self righting video is awesome..... i dont plan of  doing that though !!!



safehaven website gives loads of great images and data....


happy new year to you !

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