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Re: Colin Archer or Metcalf Moon beam
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2014, 07:30:36 AM »

seems to have an arial coming out of the deck just in front of the boats on deck in picture 3.....tony...grey and goes up the mast...I think it it a smashing boat
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Re: Colin Archer or Metcalf Moon beam
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2014, 09:37:14 AM »

Hi all, there are 2 manufacturers of the Colin Archer kit at 1 : 40 scale  Billings and Robbe.  Difificult to tell them apart.  Clearly rc Perhaps someone can identify the radio Tx in the first photo?  If more than 2 channel would suggest prop has a motor.
Looks like a nice boat to me.
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Re: Colin Archer or Metcalf Moon beam
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2014, 09:44:51 AM »

With four stick trims I would assume 4Chann.


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Re: Colin Archer or Metcalf Moon beam
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2014, 10:09:07 AM »

Well they say there is none so blind as cannot see :}  I See  he he
  Helps if you look at the all the pics .Was just about to go for a refund on my implants. Tiger  re motor fitting difficulty would this also apply to just replacing an existing one  if fitted and needed  replacing.  Have to wait and see how the bid goes  should imagine there are a few lurking in the shadows  but if too close to the Moonbeam ?  ;) 
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Re: Colin Archer or Metcalf Moon beam
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2014, 11:41:12 AM »

...  re motor fitting difficulty would this also apply to just replacing an existing one  if fitted and needed  replacing.  ...
Replacing something already there should be straight forward, if you are changing like for like.
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Re: Colin Archer or Metcalf Moon beam
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2014, 12:54:07 PM »

How Fiddly  derigging/rigging The CA for transport  the moonbeam seems pretty straight forward
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Re: Colin Archer or Metcalf Moon beam
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2014, 04:25:32 PM »

I wish sellers on EBay would box the items up and ship them, I would love that Moonbeam.
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Re: Colin Archer or Metcalf Moon beam
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2014, 04:43:52 PM »

Dave Metcalf will box up the kit.
Less than that guy is asking
and you will have built it yourself :-))

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Re: Colin Archer or Metcalf Moon beam
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2014, 04:45:41 PM »

Hi all, well the Colin Archer went for 150 still a bargain, I put my 2 penorth in but at half the final price, any body here win it?
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Re: Colin Archer or Metcalf Moon beam
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2014, 04:49:04 PM »

 :-)
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Re: Colin Archer or Metcalf Moon beam
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2014, 04:52:01 PM »

Hi Jaymac, was that a Yes?
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Re: Colin Archer or Metcalf Moon beam
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2014, 05:17:45 PM »

It was Roy
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Re: Colin Archer or Metcalf Moon beam
« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2014, 05:33:46 PM »

glad you got it...please keep us updated,lots of interest on here...questions to answer...who was right or wrong....I am nosey...good luck tony
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Re: Colin Archer or Metcalf Moon beam
« Reply #39 on: August 17, 2014, 07:06:11 PM »

Will do Tony aim to pick her up Tuesday if I can get it in the car  :}  Jay
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Re: Colin Archer or Metcalf Moon beam
« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2014, 03:56:33 PM »

Help anyone know if the Colin Archer Bow sprit withdraws easilyor can be removed .Apparently the mast   does not I might be in Deep Litter here <:(
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Re: Colin Archer or Metcalf Moon beam
« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2014, 08:55:06 AM »

today is the day...you will find a way round it...good luck...tony
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Re: Colin Archer or Metcalf Moon beam
« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2014, 07:25:10 PM »

Well picked her up this morning little 17 ml round trip . Went in the car   easily nothing removed . Albeit the  Top sail and  its mast were not fitted but that would not have   been a problem .
Problem  It aint got  the top mast sail yes but no  bit o stick  .wonder if Billings do spares?.
Yes she does have a prop and a motor well I can see a black iron  hoop with   a   lot of shiny copper wire on  roll the and the speed cotroller is a mechnical one and  Aaargh there is no Sailwinch . never has been I would think.There are  loads of  pulleys and  rope  tied off at various points. So steep learning curve for this kiddy comin up .Otherwise  she seems in good nick old I would say
 Thanks to everyone for their various inputs no doubt   I'll have several more questions  fore  long
Jay
 
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