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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2013, 06:13:19 pm »

Thanks. I'll have a look at that. Not much to report at the moment, been working a lot at my local preserved railway recently so haven't had much time on my hands to continue the build. Normal service should resume shortly! ;)
 
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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2013, 08:33:39 pm »

Hi Dan,

May I ask which railway you work with?

(from a total novices view) it looks a lovely little kit, and is coming togeteher very nicely...

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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2013, 01:51:47 pm »

I work at the Dean Forest Railway in the Forest of Dean (as the name suggests!).
 
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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2013, 10:05:23 pm »

Dan, that is pretty awesome! I occasionally help out on the Nene Vally railway...  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Any new pics of the boat??

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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2013, 11:33:51 pm »

I occasionally help out on Network Rail  O0
Trouble is my manager wants me to help out every day  {-)

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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2013, 12:18:47 am »

I occasionally help out on Network Rail  O0
Trouble is my manager wants me to help out every day  {-)

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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2013, 01:41:21 pm »

An update! And a pretty special one too. Last night, we finished the electrics and we tested her in the bath! The maiden voyage lasted two seconds. It went forward, and then to stop it smacking into the other end of the bath, I slammed it into reverse. The propeller was loose and it fell off!  {-)  Anyhow, testing went well but the motor is making a whining sound when you start to increase the power. Is this a problem?? The other thing was, can the two receiver aerials touch??
 

Paula 3 under 'sea tests'.
 
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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2013, 03:54:14 pm »

Hi Danny, it is always satisfying when our boats first take to the water. Have you fitted a locknut behind the prop? This will prevent it unscrewing its self when you go astern. Your aerials should be at 90 degrees to one another for optimum performance on your reciever. A whining noise from motor and or esc is quite common at low revs so I wouldnt worry.
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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2013, 04:50:45 pm »

2 aerials?
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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2013, 05:02:12 pm »

Some 2.4 gig radios have 2 aerials on the reciever. These should be set at 90 degrees to eacch other, a former is usually provided for getting the angle correct.
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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2013, 05:27:45 pm »

its a shame i didnt see this post a few days ago i got several chargers like the one you bought i would have given you it i cant get rid of em.
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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2013, 05:08:31 pm »

I'm very, very, very sorry for this late update. We just haven't had the time to do anything on it. I had a little time spare a couple of days ago so I added a couple of things but hope to do some more soon.
 
its a shame i didnt see this post a few days ago i got several chargers like the one you bought i would have given you it i cant get rid of em.

No worries Mike.
 
Hope to update soon,
 
Dan
 
 
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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2013, 05:24:14 pm »

Some 2.4 gig radios have 2 aerials on the reciever. These should be set at 90 degrees to eacch other, a former is usually provided for getting the angle correct.

Mainly for fliers
Is the 90degs vertical or horizontal?
In a floating situation it does not matter
unless you have a three dimensional model
AKA submarine when 2.4 gigglers don't work anyhow.

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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2013, 06:39:32 pm »

Well done with the build young man, don't forget you may need some ballast and most important some floatation such as polystyrene as it is
not nice to have a boat sink when you have invested so much time and money in it,you can get plenty of help and advice on this forum when
you get stuck with a problem,best of luck,Ray.

 
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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2013, 09:27:11 pm »

Finally an update!  {-)  Thought I'd gone and this project cancelled eh?  <*<  Wrong! My summer projects have been a garden railway (which I'll talk about another time) and the aformentioned DFR, but now the rain is in hindering garden progress and the DFR's running season is over, apart from the dreaded SANTA SPECIALS!!!  %%  I disappeared to a Garden Railway Forum for a while but have been making visits back, the jokes better!  O0
 
So now the boat is back up front! And when this project was put on the back burner, we had finished glueing some of the detail parts. We used superglue as in the instruction it said use cyano to secure the detail parts however imbetween now and putting this off the glue has decided not to stick, so when we got it out, the details fell off. So now, we need to get some glue. What would be the best bet for glueing the 'die cut' plasticy stuff (only engineering terms used here  :} )?
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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2013, 09:34:07 pm »


If the 2 surfaces are plastic then you need  Plastiweld.

This stuff actually melts the plastic together.

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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2013, 10:04:34 pm »

Thanks for the message and the telephone conversation Stan, I understand you have put us right on a few things, thanks very much!  O0
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« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2013, 10:12:20 pm »

I hope the information given earlier helps with your problems. The materials used in Robbe kits have always been a problem to glue, hence the they recommend Stabalit Express for most of the building work. I have found  that the next generation of adhesives now being used in the construction industry can fill many applications that modellers need. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) .
 
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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2013, 06:13:17 pm »

Hi all,
 
This is an odd place to put this but I don't think it deserves a topic of its own so I'll add it here.
 
I thought I would just take the time to say thanks and keep up to good work to Martin, the mods, and all of you other members for keeping this forum top notch. Recently, the three other forums I am part in have taken a downturn, with a lack of postings, community spirit hitting rock bottom, etc, (oh, and the jokes are worse too ;)).
 
So thanks guys, and keep up the good work!
 
Thanks,
 
Dan
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PS. The boat is still being built, don't worry about that, with the glue sorted its time to start glueing back on things that fell off!
 
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« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2013, 06:30:32 pm »

Dan,
It is the members that make this forum.
And doing a rather good job too.
We are just here to keep things ticking over and hopefully implement Martin's ethos.


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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2013, 08:07:56 am »

 
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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2014, 08:04:07 pm »

An update!  O0  Yes, are rare species on this thread...  :embarrassed:
 
I've fitted and detailed the wheelhouse over the past few days. Few pictures, sorry for the fuzzyness...
 
Another question. The acryillic paint I used to paint the inside of the wheelhouse comes off when lightly scratched (as I found out by mistake). What type of paint should be used on the ABS plastic?
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« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2014, 08:31:53 pm »

Hi Pm sent.

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« Reply #48 on: February 03, 2014, 12:47:46 am »

An update!  O0  Yes, are rare species on this thread...  :embarrassed:
 
Another question. The acryillic paint I used to paint the inside of the wheelhouse comes off when lightly scratched (as I found out by mistake). What type of paint should be used on the ABS plastic?


You need to use some kind of primer...
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_203947_langId_-1_categoryId_165505#tab2
I have used this successfully. or you can use the tamiya surface primer
http://www.themodelbasement.co.uk/tamiya-87026-surface-primer-plastic-metal-grey-100ml-spray-can.html
Also before spraying make sure you clean the parts thoroughly.
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Re: My first build - Paula 3 buoy layer
« Reply #49 on: February 10, 2014, 03:42:41 pm »

Thanks go to Stan who put us on the right road.  :-))  Paint ordered and currentely waiting for it to arrive.
 
Another question. Are there any small motors that run slow enough to provide a realisitic turning mechanism for the radar system? I think it would look great if it were turning, I just can't find anything right to fit inside?
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