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Member postings for Tim Cooper

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Thread: Torpedoes and tubes!
05/04/2020 10:07:55

I built a 1/35th PT Boat from a scaled up Eezebilt plan. I bought an Italeri accessory kit which had 2 torpedoes in it, but different lengths. I used these as a guide to make 2 more out of balsa and tube. No torpedo tubes on the boat I modelled.


Thread: "EeZeBilt 50+" Sea Princess build
04/04/2020 12:56:55

I have just started cutting liteply to build the Eezebilt OSA 1 missile boat , at 32" and have the plans printed the plans off for the Sea Princess . Should give me something to do whilst I am 'at home' and until I can start painting my D M Fairey.

Will post some pictures when I have made some progress.


03/04/2020 19:46:06

The Sea Princess in the thread is from the Eezebilt Boats website. The 50+ was to celebrate the 50 years since the original Eezebilt kits were introduced. The Sea Princess is 23" long.


Thread: Italeri S100
01/04/2020 10:19:55

Have just about finished the build on my Italieri S100. Waiting for a trip to the pond, only been floated in a bath so far.

The 3 guns turn and simulated firing from a couple of bits from Radio Workshop and fibre optic.

Three motors, centre one brushless, outers 385, originally 380 but couldn't reduce the vibration noise. Perhaps after the pond I may forgot them or change to brushless. Whenever I get to the pond again!





Edited By Tim Cooper on 01/04/2020 10:21:27

30/03/2020 14:40:53


I have just started the OSA 1, making templates from the plans. Then if we (70+) are inside even longer I may start the Sea Princess or Fire Tender. I did buy some sheet materials from Cornwell Model Boats before the lockdown. They are still open as they are mail order only.


Thread: Corona Cabin Cruiser
30/03/2020 12:34:37


Do you have to leave a certain proportion of the original boat to win the beer?


30/03/2020 12:32:40

Not built the Black Rose but I have built the PT Boat rescaled to 1/35, without too many problems.

As I am stuck at home just starting a couple of eezebilt boats.


Thread: ESC help
25/03/2020 12:18:17


Are you say that the ESC is not working as you expect?

I bought one of those esc a few weeks ago as it was slightly cheaper than the Marine V 3 waterproof that I have used before. I struggled to set it up even using my programming card. Talking to component shop we came to the conclusion that this Esc is intended for cars. No problem using in a boat but you need the car programming card.

Using the car card it was up and running in minutes.


Thread: Todays Boating
23/03/2020 19:37:56


I have a landing craft. It is a 1/35 scale plastic conversion. I changed the motors last year but haven't got around to trying it yet. Perhaps I should get around to making a carry box for it. Guess I will have plenty of time over the next few months.


23/03/2020 19:37:54


I have a landing craft. It is a 1/35 scale plastic conversion. I changed the motors last year but haven't got around to trying it yet. Perhaps I should get around to making a carry box for it. Guess I will have plenty of time over the next few months.


23/03/2020 14:22:49

We had to go to Strathaven Scotland on Friday / Saturday last week, for family reasons.

Walking the dog in the local park on Saturday morning I found that they had cleaned the boating pond.

I wished I had a Model to sail. I must take one next time or make a small one that is easy to transport. I think I will have plenty of time to make one before we can go again .



15/03/2020 16:12:25


Having heard the interview on the radio this am, it didn't sound as bad as the Sunday papers. More stay at home and try to reduce your people contact as long as you are not ill. Although it was only a sound bite. My wife is only 68 so she will be wouldn't be covered by this .


15/03/2020 12:42:30

I have just ordered some sheets of life ply to start a boat if I was in self isolation for a couple of weeks. To get up this morning to find I might be in the house for 4 months.

I might need more modelling supplies!


10/03/2020 13:50:40

We have not only my wife's 35mm set up with extra lenses but a Fuji Bridge camera we don't use, having replaced it with smaller Panasonic lumix. We tried to sell the 35mm on EBay some years ago but I seem to remember there was lots of the same camera for sale and none selling.

I still have my Dads old camera with the prism view finder and bellows when you open it up.

Now we both have Smart phones so even on holiday my wife uses her phone to take pictures.


Thread: Magazine Preview
07/03/2020 14:23:05

Ok Colin

I thought my kindle was having a senior moment .

Just like the owner!


07/03/2020 12:07:06

Is it just me or does the preview of next month's magazine open to give details of the Feb issue?


Thread: Todays Boating
15/02/2020 12:24:36


From what I saw on the news last night, there are some supply problems from China as a lot of people went 'home' for New Year and can't now get back to work. Don't how much of China is affected.


21/01/2020 12:34:26

It makes you wonder that if the cost has gone from 28 billion to 106 billion, what the final cost would be? But we couldn't afford to electrify the mainline from London to the East Midlands.


20/01/2020 13:40:23


We can hope they will cancel it.

It calls for a 16 metre high viaduct through the centre of Long Eaton. Just a few hundred yards from where I live.

All to save 10 mins (I think) on the journey time from London. You can easily lose that again on the roads around Nottingham.


20/01/2020 11:08:10

Ashley, Dave

That's why we don't want HS 2 joining Nottingham to London!


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