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Tug-Kenny

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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #75 on: June 01, 2013, 09:48:17 PM »


Finished off the boat this weekend and here's the final pictures.  Tomorrow it's off to the lake with the boat club.

I hope to produce a YouTube movie soon if she don't sink.  (as they say !)

Cheers

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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #76 on: June 02, 2013, 06:22:53 AM »

What took you so long Kenny ( just kidding ) I hope she passes trials with shining colours, she is a lovely build you should be very proud of your work. Mick B.
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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #77 on: June 02, 2013, 07:51:25 AM »

Hi Kenny...Been watching the build with great interest and it,s turned out a great model, hope it performs well on the water....Rod  :-))
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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #78 on: June 02, 2013, 01:48:52 PM »


Just got back from the lake.


It went very well indeed. A very nice boat to sail.  (slight list to port but all fixed now!)  We sailed for an hour and went through all the tests OK. Seems she runs astern in a straight line.  ;)  Plenty of power to get out of trouble if needed. The water was in need of some TLC but we ploughed through the muck alright.  Got some movies of it all, so will now make a YouTube film.

Thank you all for your kind comments. I am a happy bunny now it's all over. Whats next.   %)


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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #79 on: June 02, 2013, 03:50:07 PM »

Perfick :} :}
You have a very nice model there Kenny.
The first pic on the water I like the best .
The colours seem to go with the period.
As you say What's next?

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« Reply #80 on: June 02, 2013, 05:45:31 PM »

Very nice build Ken. I bet you're pleased.
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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #81 on: June 02, 2013, 07:15:26 PM »

Hi Ken
I eagerly await the new vid ... Trying hard go guess what the keyboards will bring ... No don't spoil the surprise.

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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #82 on: June 03, 2013, 10:28:52 AM »


Thanks everyone. Yes I'm quite pleased with this one. Sort of looks the biz, as they say.

Of to the film studios now  (upstairs in a dark room)   :}

Ken

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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #83 on: June 03, 2013, 02:29:33 PM »

Ken

Another excellent model - well done!

"Seems she runs astern in a straight line." Ouch!  :embarrassed:

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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #84 on: June 03, 2013, 07:47:18 PM »


Hi Mike. 

The reference was for you. I especially did this test to see for myself the effect of reversing a single prop boat. After a while when under power, it does veer off course, so I also tried gentle reversing and moved the tiller to gain more information. Once she goes off course, it's difficult to straighten her up again.

The secret seems to be a rapid acceleration to rear and stop the props when underway. She then cruises in a straight line and can actually be steered  a bit.

Hope this helps you with your problem

Cheers

ken


I'm thinking of selling her to fund the next one.  If anyone is interested then I will do a full ad in the correct section.

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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #85 on: June 03, 2013, 08:52:43 PM »

Ken

Thank you for thinking of me! :-)

That's really useful information. I'm planning another experiment in the bath within the next day or two. Unfortunately I don't have a suitable expanse of water (or club) within easy reach.

Looking forward to your video.

Mike
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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #86 on: June 04, 2013, 12:33:26 PM »

Hi Ken,
....what a nice model. Great to see her on the water.
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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #87 on: June 04, 2013, 12:46:57 PM »

Thank you Wilhelm.  I'm working on the film even as I speak.

Should be ready soon.    ok2

ken
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« Reply #89 on: June 07, 2013, 11:11:01 PM »

Ken

The video certainly lived up to expectations - another masterpiece!

As you say, she goes straight astern, which makes me very jealous! {:-{ Not only that, you're using a coarse pitch, four bladed prop!

I shall go away and lick my wounds. <:(

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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #90 on: June 08, 2013, 02:22:14 AM »

I really wanted the 'Ken on keyboards' special edition type video  O0

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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #91 on: June 10, 2013, 08:17:53 PM »

Sorry about that Dave.  It is a specialist sound which doesn't appeal to everyone so it's just you, me and Ethel Smith.   Ding dong.    :}

I'm back on line after being on my bed in a dark room for three days. Seems I've got Sinusitis and am on Antibiotics. Unfortunately my eye has come loose and is puffy as well, along with a four day beard and breath to stop a Rhino. Struggled to the computer and it locked up on loading the start screen. Now it's back working along with over 40 mails, so life goes on.    {-)

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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #92 on: June 10, 2013, 08:55:53 PM »

      Hi Ken,
                  Nice build , and great vid........what's next .?..
                              cheers Larry....
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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #93 on: June 10, 2013, 09:02:28 PM »


Cheers Larry. Perhaps I might go back to the Gun boat. All I need is all the deck fittings at 1:24 scale.   %)


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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #94 on: June 10, 2013, 10:14:26 PM »

Looks the part on the water Kenny.  Great build all round.  I am sure she will go to a home that values your hard work - she's a good buy for someone lucky enough to take her on.
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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #95 on: January 08, 2016, 01:12:59 PM »


Surprise  Surprise ..........  I have taken her down off the shelf for a dusting off.  This was mainly because I need a speed controller for another project.

As she has not been used since I last wrote about it on here  (doesn't time pass so quickly these days  !!),  I have decided I need the money, so she will be up for sale soon in our sales department.  Any idea of prices, chaps.

Cheers

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