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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #575 on: March 12, 2020, 07:32:11 PM »

A 2.4 mtr plank to hang the curtain rail on  O0 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)




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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #576 on: March 16, 2020, 06:21:33 PM »

Had four new tyres fitted on Friday to wife's car. They were on the advisory last MOT for cracking so got another year out of them (very bad)
Passed MOT today  O0


Just bought new front vented discs and pads for £40.67p delivered from eurocarparts PAT75 discount code . I saw they were badly worn while having the tyres changed but good enough to pass the test. Will swap them when weather improves

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #577 on: March 16, 2020, 10:12:18 PM »

Bought this beauty on Friday. As my username suggests it is a RAF boat in particular a Ďtin boatí used by the RAF Marine Craft Section. Due to the size of these vessels it was decided to name them as opposed to referring to them by their RAF number- so 4002 is Stirling however the name on the model is Sunderland. No big deal as these vessels were virtually identical anyway! Itís 1/20 scale and features working lights, flashing morse Aldis lamps, and radar scanner. Does need some upgrading electrics-wise as the mechanical mixer unit isnít working properly so an Action version will be purchased in due course.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #578 on: March 16, 2020, 10:20:06 PM »


Very nice electronics board layout!

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #579 on: March 16, 2020, 10:22:49 PM »


Very nice electronics board layout!





Iíd say 85-90% of the electrics work, still not sure what the 6v switch does however! Everything still turns on with it turned off! So still investigating what it does. Lovely model though, which is of course why I bought her.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #580 on: March 16, 2020, 10:38:22 PM »

Nick whats the hull made of any idea who made it or is it a wooden home built one
love it




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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #581 on: March 16, 2020, 10:54:25 PM »

Hi Stav


Itís a Martins Models kit which was sold off to Dave Metcalf then MBD.
A fibre glass hull with some Action equipment added later. According to the information given to me it was built in 1995 by a member of the Stevenage club who unfortunately has recently passed away.

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #582 on: March 16, 2020, 11:07:14 PM »

Thanks for that info Nick




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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #583 on: March 16, 2020, 11:46:32 PM »

I've just bought one of those as well. It has been sat around for a while and like yours will need a full electronics upgrade
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #584 on: March 17, 2020, 08:33:25 AM »

Snap! :-)


Well I never, Iíve only ever seen hulls of this model from D Metcalf and later MBD. When I was told it was kit I was surprised as I had never seen or heard of one before. But this now proves that there was, too many parts that look identical!
Iíll have to look through some old copies of Model Boats to see if I can find any reference to the kit.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #585 on: March 18, 2020, 01:14:20 AM »

The Sunderland 4002 was owned by Roland Duffet, a previous chairman of Stevenage Model Boat Club who had been modelling since his teens.. Whilst talking to his family during the disposal of his collection I was shown a cutting of him receiving a medal for a model at a Model Engineering Show when he was 16. He had many models to that standard and had contributed several articles to model boating magazines. There are many books on naval subjects and both biographies and fictional stories on conflicts for the period from WW11 to date that are to be sorted. .I am hoping that these articles and much historical information on SMBC will be found during this process.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #586 on: March 18, 2020, 08:51:01 AM »

so what does the 2vlx stand for as the models are 4001 and 4002, just wondered
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #587 on: March 18, 2020, 08:54:04 AM »

I think it refers to the radio frequency used by the vessels. Itís hard to say as all my pictures show a large roundel in this position instead but it is repeated on the flying bridge on what I assume is the radio.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #588 on: March 18, 2020, 09:03:38 AM »

The actual model that I bought (built by Roland Duffet) is truly stunning as I keep finding extra detail each time I look. Iíve got the Aldis lamps working now as I missed a plug hidden in the superstructure which powers them. I intend to do some light repairs primarily the hand rails as some are broken but easily fixed. His figure painting is excellent and their addition adds so much scale to the model.
Whilst I donít think I met Roland I hope to keep his model alive and running for him. Many thanks to French Dave and Klunk for allowing me to purchase this special model. :-))
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #589 on: March 18, 2020, 12:34:36 PM »

Hi Nick
You're probably already aware of it but there is a site with some useful info and pictures of all the RAF boats. Sunderland was 4001 with 4002 being Stirling
http://www.rafboats.co.uk/galleryrttl.html
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #590 on: March 18, 2020, 12:44:08 PM »

Hi Nick
You're probably already aware of it but there is a site with some useful info and pictures of all the RAF boats. Sunderland was 4001 with 4002 being Stirling


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #592 on: March 18, 2020, 12:50:35 PM »


AVG doesn't pick this page up as being anything dodgy and I've visited the site many times. Just done a scan of my pc and nothing.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #593 on: March 18, 2020, 12:51:59 PM »

Been using that site for years and have never had a problem i used to have Norton but was such a pain in the derrier that I got rid of it,it eve stopped me getting on here at one time.




Went back to Windows security after a reccomendation off a friend who works in the the industry ...if it good enough for the ig players then hell it good enough for me and mere mortals




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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #594 on: March 18, 2020, 01:47:16 PM »

Why does it need to be secure? it doesn't ask for any personal information in any way shape or form.
Years ago when I used windows my experience of Norton was that it impacted greatly on the PC performance.
I mainly use Mac now and no additional security than apple provide included

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #595 on: March 18, 2020, 04:05:17 PM »

I just managed a 24 pack of Andrex at ASDA  £9 woo hoo I'm on a roll. Just hope I don't get a headache

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #596 on: March 18, 2020, 05:31:56 PM »

I'm on a roll.
Well, 24 rolls to be precise.   :}

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #597 on: March 18, 2020, 06:41:31 PM »

I'm happy to share with those in dire need. I have two toilets  O0


Wifey calls them bathrooms because she's posh  {-)  despite one having nothing but a sink & pan

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #598 on: March 18, 2020, 07:15:22 PM »

She also calls our front passage a hall  {-) {-) {-)


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #599 on: March 18, 2020, 09:25:25 PM »

mmmmmmmmmmm :o
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