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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #275 on: March 22, 2019, 08:52:40 PM »


Nick. I would love a MkIII Cortina but I don't enjoy the thought of all the welding or the high prices for restored examples!


I ordered a couple of magazines from Modelarstwo Okretowe this week.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #276 on: March 22, 2019, 08:55:18 PM »

Ordered a set of Tyne Lifeboat mouldings from Mountfleet. Something else to add to the "one day I'll build it" list
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #277 on: March 22, 2019, 10:24:59 PM »


I ordered a couple of magazines from Modelarstwo Okretowe this week.


Youíve just reminded to do so also!
PS there was a lovely Cortina Mk 3 GT on show- beautiful condition- got loads of inspiration for the car, and Iíve bought a hull from Christian of MTB hulls for the next model boats project. Watch this space. :-))
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #278 on: March 23, 2019, 07:11:37 PM »

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #279 on: March 24, 2019, 09:27:55 PM »

Not bought any yet but exploring  :-)
Many of our overseas buddies are building with copper clad circuit board and I must say it looks superb especially when brass work is added.
Iím not very experienced with styrene and prefer plywood but this seems to have many advantages over ply
Open to advice
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #280 on: March 25, 2019, 07:36:26 PM »

Update
I've gleaned that there are three main types of board
The cheapest is as linked above, a single sided SRPB.
Then comes same but on epoxy resin glass board
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RVFM-Copper-Clad-Single-Sided-FR4-Fibre-Glass-Board-203-x-305mm/131468872216?_trkparms=ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140109134348%26meid%3Dded3f059fbfd4df5bd905c69a4bf55df%26pid%3D100042%26%26itm%3D131468872216&_trksid=p5713.c100042.m2062


Then there are clad both sides boards, not sure that would be advantageous


I imagine a number of ways to join these together from CA to epoxy resin.
The painted finish is of course as good as steel with no grain to fill.


 
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #281 on: March 25, 2019, 07:56:18 PM »

Also visited the NEC Car Restoration show on Saturday. Not quite as good as the one held later in the year, due there not being so many traders but, still lots of interesting vehicles to see and people to talk to.

Lots of tools bought,  so a rather fraught journey back on the train with my bags. Travelled first class, of course, the cost was less than half that of driving and parking; grub was reasonable as well.

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #282 on: March 25, 2019, 09:00:13 PM »

Update
I've gleaned that there are three main types of board
The cheapest is as linked above, a single sided SRPB.
Then comes same but on epoxy resin glass board
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RVFM-Copper-Clad-Single-Sided-FR4-Fibre-Glass-Board-203-x-305mm/131468872216?_trkparms=ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140109134348%26meid%3Dded3f059fbfd4df5bd905c69a4bf55df%26pid%3D100042%26%26itm%3D131468872216&_trksid=p5713.c100042.m2062


Then there are clad both sides boards, not sure that would be advantageous


I imagine a number of ways to join these together from CA to epoxy resin.
The painted finish is of course as good as steel with no grain to fill.
Don't bother with copper coated, look for G10 epoxy laminate board, gives the smooth finish you are looking for.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #283 on: March 25, 2019, 09:10:02 PM »

Thank you Jim I will  :-))
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #285 on: March 26, 2019, 12:10:19 PM »

Looks OK Andy but you should be able to find a UK supplier instead of China. You can also probably find it in other colours, white would be better if you are going to be painting it.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #286 on: March 26, 2019, 12:21:04 PM »

Just ordered a Dragon RG65 yacht...looks to be a reasonable boat for the money
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #287 on: March 26, 2019, 02:38:29 PM »

A great buy GH,
Throw in the car and throw in the lake. Sailed my 3 Yr old DF on Sunday in Cleethorpes in a wind gusting to 45Kmh no problem.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #288 on: March 26, 2019, 03:58:18 PM »

I used to sail a Marblehead years ago but recently having rejoined Grantham Model Boat Club after a long lay-off I acquired a Joysway Caribbean plastic RTS ( only 14Ē long but not a bad sailer) for my grandson only heís not interested ( football fanatic...dammit!) but after a few pleasant afternoons on my own pootling about it has got me back into rag and stick boating.. and the Grantham boat lake is not that big so 65cm is about the right size.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #289 on: March 26, 2019, 04:33:40 PM »

I had a Marblehead and loved it, but the chore of having to rig it at the lake in a NE blow got to me.
The DF will sit upright behind the drivers seat ready
to sail. The DF 95 is also a darn fine sailer.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #290 on: March 26, 2019, 05:25:08 PM »


When to Chelmsford today, found 'Olde Sweet shop'.

 I haven't tasted Spanish Gold for over 40 years! .... Funny I always remember it as 'Pirates Tobacco'!!! 
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #291 on: March 26, 2019, 05:48:15 PM »

Think I saw Klunk smokin' that at Wicky  %%
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #292 on: March 27, 2019, 12:00:28 PM »

Just ordered a Dragon RG65 yacht...looks to be a reasonable boat for the money


Great!  We'll be able to have races!  Where have you ordered it from?


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #293 on: March 27, 2019, 02:50:25 PM »

Get a set of sails from Tim Long at Soch Sails. Your DF will be faster than the stock sails.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #294 on: March 27, 2019, 03:34:28 PM »

If you havenít already
Register and get your sail number


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #295 on: March 27, 2019, 03:41:09 PM »

Do as Andy suggests and Tim will put the numbers on.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #296 on: March 27, 2019, 05:12:54 PM »



Great!  We'll be able to have races!  Where have you ordered it from?

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Best get some bouys sorted then Gordon....
Bought it from eBay, trader by the name of 'powpamme' from Hertfordshire, itís a version 6but no radio as Iíve a few spare sets - although the latest version comes with a normal Tx unlike the earlier Joysway boats - and itís in white unlike your fancy pattern one Gordon!

Should have been down today, I had a pleasant 1/2 hour sailing the tiny Caribbean when it wasnít being used by other wannabe sailors, there wonít be many get to use my new one.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #297 on: March 27, 2019, 05:15:05 PM »

If you havenít already
Register and get your sail number

http://www.rg65.org.uk/registration


Iím unlikely to ever attend RG65 class races anywhere else in the country, would it really be worth it?
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #298 on: March 27, 2019, 05:30:58 PM »

A forum friend recommended this I bought 2 to try out while they are so cheap :-))


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« Reply #299 on: March 29, 2019, 09:05:15 AM »

Best get some bouys sorted then Gordon....
Bought it from eBay, trader by the name of 'powpamme' from Hertfordshire, itís a version 6but no radio as Iíve a few spare sets - although the latest version comes with a normal Tx unlike the earlier Joysway boats - and itís in white unlike your fancy pattern one Gordon!

Should have been down today, I had a pleasant 1/2 hour sailing the tiny Caribbean when it wasnít being used by other wannabe sailors, there wonít be many get to use my new one.


I was given to understand that the buoy situation was 'in hand' - I can wait!


It'll be interesting to compare your v6 with my v4 - I might be there Sunday morning.
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