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Author Topic: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats  (Read 24624 times)

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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #150 on: August 03, 2020, 09:10:49 pm »

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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #151 on: August 04, 2020, 02:56:02 pm »

Another question Andy! My OW Jets have 4x holes for the control rods to fit through, whereas i can see on yours you only had 2. So on each Jet now, you have the choice of which side to mount the rods, for both steering and bucket control. Is there an optimal setup? How did you configure yours?


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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #152 on: August 04, 2020, 03:09:25 pm »

Mine was the prototype or Mk1 version. Yours has more options to make alignment easier. Do what works for you. How I did mine was to suit what I had to work with at the time. Mine is all detailed in this thread in pictures if you start at the beginning
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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #153 on: August 25, 2020, 10:39:25 am »

FYI OceanWorks are no longer publishing lead times or are trying to get away from that. If an item like jet drives are showing no stock it does not mean they are going out of business but they are in production and will appear as available as and when.


So you need to keep checking or send them a message of interest

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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #154 on: December 12, 2020, 07:19:17 pm »

Hi Andy.


Can you remember what size the prop tubes where that you got? Mine arrived during the week and I've measured them at 68mm


I'm not going to touch it at the moment as I'm working on the Mersey but just thought I'd ask.


Mind you, I disassembled one to have a look and it brought me back a few years to my days of car rallying (Service Crew). Whatever the grease is, it stinks!!  :D


Reminded me of EP90 Limited Slip Diff oil for the axle. Hated the stuff getting on clothes as it stank and was even worse when it heated up.  :P :P


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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #155 on: December 12, 2020, 08:39:51 pm »

Pretty sure mine were 68 but the originals 70 mm so need washers
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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #156 on: December 12, 2020, 11:34:10 pm »

Strange if they are being fitted as standard now that they appear to be about 2mm short.

How much elbow grease did you have to use to remove the tube? Did you disturb the front bearing at all?

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