By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more

Member postings for Tim Cooper

Here is a list of all the postings Tim Cooper has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Returning modeller
27/08/2020 11:00:06

Jim

I usually only add 2 or 3 pictures at a time, and press save on the album.

I find now that it works best from my smart phone.

Tim

Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
25/08/2020 11:37:13

Bob

Had the same problem with the metal mounts. I have made the hole bigger to help sometimes . I prefer to use the nylon mounts now. Brushless motors being smaller helps when fitting them.

Tim

Thread: Action P44 Twinlatch switcher
23/08/2020 14:41:42

Bryan

Would it be easier to wire the 2 batteries in parallel to give a longer running time?

Tim

Thread: OSA 1 Missile Boat
20/08/2020 17:24:35

Just about got the AK 230 guns ready for painting. Need to decide if I am going to have them turning.

Tim

img_20200820_165454.jpg

img_20200820_165519.jpg

Thread: Aronaut Caribic - What Adhesive?
20/08/2020 11:07:47

Bill

I have built several Graupner and Robbe kits which had an ABS hull and parts. There are special adhesives you can buy but I have used PVC pipe weld and a 2 part adhesive from Aldi for ABS (long chemical name cryanolates and smells ).

I found the Pipe adhesive the easiest to use. Quick look on the Internet will show lots of adhesive for ABS. Don't think polystyrene cement works or I would have used it,

Tim

Thread: Boat?
17/08/2020 19:57:37

Richard

Have a look at the Eezebilt boat website. The are a number of simple plans to download and print on a home printer or you could scale one up to make a bigger boat. You can add extra detail if you wish. They are based on the balsa kits we used to build in the 60's.

Tim

Picture of an enlarged PT Boat I built.

PT Boat 1

Edited By Tim Cooper on 17/08/2020 19:58:24

Edited By Tim Cooper on 17/08/2020 19:59:21

Thread: A decent kit for a beginner
11/08/2020 19:19:06

Simon

I have built the Aziz and Tamar by Model Slipway. Both built into nice models.

Don't remember any major problems. The kits I built used printed styrene for lots of the parts so you have be good at cutting them out. But it was a few years ago so they may have changed.

Tim

Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
11/08/2020 19:05:39

Bob

I used to keep my larger models in our loft, so that meant an extra set of stairs to get down. I have now treated myself to a timber cabin in the garden, so that's where the big models live. I still have some smaller ones in the house, so the way to get those down the stairs is - carefully.

Tim

Thread: Recovery
09/08/2020 21:27:35

Bryan

I converted an old pushchair last winter. Not. been able to try it yet.

Tim

p1070731.jpg

09/08/2020 12:08:34

Bryan

Can just remember last time I took a boat out.

I take a ball on the end of some fly fishing line, as the line floats, and waders. I try to take another boat on another Tx as a recovery boat. Only time there was a problem was testing a Model Slipway Tamar which stopped in the middle of the pond, had to borrow waders off the park keeper. So I bought my own.

Tim

Thread: todays boating
08/08/2020 11:06:44

Ashley

Noah's ark I have made but didn't try it on the water. Not sure my granddaughter wanted it to get wet.

Tim

p1050383.jpg

Thread: My Time Media. Model Boats Magazine.
04/08/2020 11:56:20

Has everyone got their copy of the magasine now?

Mine still seems to be with the postal fairies. I assume that they are all sent out at more or less the same time?

Tim

Edited By Tim Cooper on 04/08/2020 11:57:12

Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
31/07/2020 12:09:31

Bob

In the models that I use 2 batteries I have fitted a Action P103 Parallel power board, from Component Shop. This connects the 2 batteries together and gives you one common power source. I must have 4 or 5 models with 2 batteries and a P103.

Tim

Thread: OSA 1 Missile Boat
11/07/2020 11:40:13

Made a start on the AM230 guns. One for the bow and one corvette stern. The turrets are from styrene and car body filler. The gun barrels will be next, from 1.5mm tubing. The black paint is just for checking for any more filler.

Tim

OSA 1

Thread: TYNE Class Lifeboat build
01/07/2020 17:53:51

Neil

When I made my Model Slipway Tamar I fitted out the cabin with lifelike seats and crew. When sailing I tend to take the crew and seats out!

But I enjoyed making the seats and crew.

Tim

Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
01/07/2020 17:50:11

Paul

That reminds me that I saved to buy some Stanley screwdrivers before I was married, still in frequent use today. We also bought expensive Sheffield cutlery for the our use after marriage, still be used daily. Not bad for 48 years use.

Tim

Thread: Wooden Hull Finishing AERONAUT DIVA CABIN CRUISER WOODEN MODEL BOAT KIT
29/06/2020 11:51:03

Richard

I often use acrylic paint for some of the small details on models. My Italeri S100 boat conversion is completely painted using acrylics. I use Games Workshop and Vallejo paint. Once dry can be overvarnished without problems.

Tim

Thread: OSA 1 Missile Boat
20/06/2020 15:42:35

Little bit more progress. Hull has glass cloth and resin coat . Rubbing strip added. Missile tubes being made. The drum tilt radar built some detail to be added. The 4 missile tubes are all slightly different due to the sloping deck.

Tim

 

OSA 1

OSA 1

Edited By Tim Cooper on 20/06/2020 15:44:13

Thread: todays boating
08/06/2020 17:09:32

Noel

I have 3 or 4 boats with 2 motors which are on separate channels, using a Robbe F14 navy. It makes them easy to turn on the spot. Some of my boats have a bow thruster which works ok but response time is a bit slow.

 

Tim

Edited By Tim Cooper on 08/06/2020 17:11:25

08/06/2020 14:40:36

Noel

Could you use two of the smallest thrusters? Guess that they could be separated by a few inches at the bow. Would still need only one channel or combine with the rudder.

Tim

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of Model Boats? Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist!

Find Model Boats!

Support Our Partners
Premier March
Shrek
Tony Green Steam
Nylet
Sarik
Restorers Wanted
Pendle Boilers
Shopping Partners
Social Media

'Like' us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Pin us on Pinterest

Member Contributions
Distributors of Model Boats for our overseas readers
Highlights

Make sure you never miss out on the latest news, product reviews and competitions with our free RSS feed

Make your own contribution to the Website

We welcome well written contributions from Website members on almost any aspect of Model Boating with a particular emphasis on practical hints, tips, experience and builds.

In order to maintain a consistent standard and format, all suggestions should first be sent to me by Personal Message for approval in principle. Only a very limited amount of time is available for editing contributions into a suitable format for placing on the website so it is important that the material is well presented, lucid and free from obvious spelling errors. I think it goes without saying that contributions should be illustrated by appropriate photos. I shall be happy to give advice on this.

The Member Contribution area offers space for short informative mini articles which would not normally find a place in Model Boats magazine. It is an opportunity for Website Members to freely share their  expertise and experience but I am afraid that virtue is its own reward as there is no budget to offer more material recompense!

I look forward to receiving your suggestions.

Colin Bishop - Website Editor