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Dean's Marine

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H M S GRENVILLE back in action afer 20 + years
« on: July 19, 2021, 05:55:22 pm »

Deans Marine H.M.S. GRENVILLE model to 1.96 scale,  1.2mts length 114mm beam
 
 Hi All
 At long last I have decided to get one of  the oldest models in our collection H M S Grenville model was build for the first kit we ever produced as a test model, and has a long and hard working life for many year around the competition circuit and model shows.
 Like many after a while she gets marked and damaged and more modern kits come along so she was put on display in the showroom and there she has lingered for almost 30 years.
 I have  a great affection for this model, and as I also restore ( try to ) classic cars I decided to bring her back to life and keeps as much original as possible, war wounds included..
 As long as the shafts had removable bearings, which she does, ( and we still do ) it was a possibility.
 Shafts pulled, and bearings removed, tubes reaming out to take new 4mm bearings and all refitted. All old gear removed, not a lot of space left in those days, all was a lot bigger and heavier.
 2.4 ghz R/c fitted with independent control of each motor on 6 volts and rudder. she is one of the most elegant ships I feel and a delight to handle.
 
 now on  u tube for her test run after the repairs, still all original motors,new MimH cells on 6 volts each motor.
 
 Also on U tube in rough weather film taken approx 25 years ago, taken with a camera the size of a small case and copied and copied over the years, so a loss of sharpness, but after the close ups, and the boring bits, see her in action.
 the experts ??  will always tell you that long thin warships are not stable ?
 best bit is after the still pictures
  Hope to catch up with plenty of sailing her from now one,
 Sorry for the jumpy pictures aged knees and the new lake she is sailing on
 is still under construction so the sides are all big granite stones and
 very uneven under foot.
 Enjoy, more repaired and rebuilt models to come
 Deans Marine
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Re: H M S GRENVILLE back in action afer 20 + years
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2021, 08:54:19 am »

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Re: H M S GRENVILLE back in action afer 20 + years
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2021, 02:42:26 pm »

Where's the new footage Ron....or was it unusable
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Re: H M S GRENVILLE back in action afer 20 + years
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2021, 03:17:27 pm »

Where's the new footage Ron....or was it unusable
Hi Klunk Thanks for your help and burnt knees, to much glare from the sun off the water to make then any use, it was a bit bright
 Regards Ron
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Re: H M S GRENVILLE back in action afer 20 + years
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2021, 11:51:57 am »

Hi Klunk Thanks for your help and burnt knees, to much glare from the sun off the water to make then any use, it was a bit bright
 Regards Ron
Hi Klunk Managed to get this video cropped to see the best bits, Grenville and Jarvis on the water together,   commentary by ron, filming by Cecil B de Klunk Ron see it here on U tubehttps://studio.youtube.com/video/DNYcod1M8ww/edit
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Re: H M S GRENVILLE back in action afer 20 + years
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2021, 08:01:04 pm »

Cor, she's sleek! Lovely work on reincarnating her Ron.
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