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Member postings for Tim Cooper

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Thread: Christmas Present
12/01/2020 14:20:40

Same for me, my contract is £6 a month, the phone is my youngest sons old one.

It's nice being able to keep in touch with sons and grandchildren in Scotland and Malaysia through WhatsApp. Even video calls with Malaysia so my Grandaughter can see us or is it our young dog she wants to see?

Sometimes I wish I had thinner fingers so I didn't press the wrong key so.much.


Thread: Access all areas - or not?
10/01/2020 11:01:57


I have made hatches to cover parts of hulls and sealed them in place with bathroom silicone. It is waterproof and some of them can be painted. Just loosen with a knife to gain access, clean and reseal with fresh sealant.


Thread: Lead free solder
07/01/2020 13:34:43

Thanks Dave

I will get some ordered.

The cabin is more or less fitted out inside and proving very useful. With all the wet weather the door keeps sticking. Waiting for the dry, warm weather ( if we ever get some) to sort it out.


07/01/2020 10:11:02

I found myself in an unusual position of having to think about buying some solder. I seem to have managed for 40 odd years off a large reel given to me by my Dad and bits supplied with soldering irons. Should I buy some lead free solder or stay with lead solder? I notice that the lead free has a slightly higher melting point. I guess I should change away from the flux paste my Dad gave me as well.


Thread: Brushless Motor Drivelines and Couplings
31/12/2019 12:39:43


I have used a rubber centred coupling for the brushless motor in my PT Boat and it works very well. I did make a plastic sleeve to keep it rigid when setting up, as recommended by DM.

My Italeri Schnellboot has a rubber centred coupling on the brushless centre motor and Huco ends and tubing (kindly supplied by DM) on the 380 motors port / starboard motors. Seems ok on the bench but no water trials yet.

My part built Huntsman also has a rubber centred coupling fitted.


Thread: Progress
08/12/2019 12:45:16


I will give that a try.

I have tried reducing the screen size but it moves to the left and gives a black band on the right.

Thanks for the tip.


08/12/2019 09:53:13


I have just changed to Win10 as we have changed our CPU. I have a similar problem to yours my copy of Word 2000 will not load and for the amount of use I need its not worth buying another copy. I think now you only get a year's worth at a time. You will have to let me know how you got it to work.

Our other problem is that it seems to push the screen display off the LH edge of the monitor screen. Couldn't originally see the power options. I have had to move the task bar from the bottom to the RH edge, we can now see the power options but still lose the LH edge.


Thread: Todays Boating
21/11/2019 17:10:57

Have you seen the Howes ad in the new mag. Graupner Brushless 300 to 600 size. £14.95. Don't know size though.


Thread: Railway Ferry
06/11/2019 09:06:23


I notice that your model uses the Airfix / Dapol range of 1/72 figures. I remember painting a lot of them when I had a railway in the loft.

I know when I sold most of the railway stuff off a few years ago the painted figures and buildings were very easy to sell on line.


Thread: Securing Prop Shaft
30/09/2019 08:12:21


It must be another Cossack!


Thread: RC conversion of Italeri MAS 568
18/09/2019 12:13:52


If you logon and put MAS 568 in the search box you will find a Plastic Magic article by Dave Abbott on converting this kit.


Thread: FTVOGUE Multi- Purpose Air Brush
17/08/2019 13:01:17


I have some Bourbon but mine is a bottle of Woodford Reserve from my son. Must find a reason to open it.


17/08/2019 10:17:01


I have several people tell me that I don't look 70 in the past week. I don't like to ask how old I think they think I look.

I find alcohol in the form of red wine or whisky or brandy works better than formaldehyde.


Now the rain has stopped I might be able to get that cabin water proofed. Am now awaiting a new door to replace the split one. Nearly completed the first coat, then I can start all over again.


Thread: Graupner Wiesel RC setup
16/08/2019 11:27:40

I have used Revell paint a few times in the past. I didn't find them as easy to use as Humbrol. Maybe they are Intended for use on polystyrene model kits? Perhaps a different solvent?

I buy my Humbrol tinlets from Cornwall Model Boats.


Thread: Adhesive problem
06/08/2019 14:58:32

Thanks Dave

I might give that a try if the last two I have to do fail (again!).


06/08/2019 12:32:35

Has anyone found an adhesive that will work for a thin brass windscreen to clear styrene?

Super glue fogs the styrene, Canopy glue and Evostik does not work. I am slowly getting a fragile bond with Evostik Serious Glue but it seems to be a bit hit and miss.

The screen is for a Italeri S100, so it's 7 small panes or in this case pains!


Thread: Technological Progress - Is it getting too complicated?
24/07/2019 08:56:26

Agree about the cars. I do like air con, so does my dog and wife, but some of the features on our car we have never used.

Regarding boats I have boats on 2 channels and one on 9 channels, and few boats with brushless motors but no Lipos.

Whether you want extra working features is personal choice. I'm building a 1/35 Schnellboot with working features and a DM Fairey with none, at the moment.


Thread: Vic Smeed's HMS Cossack MM500
30/06/2019 20:48:52

Bigger workshop but don't think it will be ready till Winter. Maybe I will be ready early in the new year, I could start then and learn from your hard work but I am determined to finish the two I have started first.


30/06/2019 13:51:10

I will be looking forward to the build . I am tempted to join you but 2 models in progress, and another planned. Workshop being replaced soon so will be busy trying to get a new one up and running.

Good luck


Thread: Model carrier
18/06/2019 19:47:38


Yes , handy but I think any models I make now will be easily carried under one arm. Although I have tried the Model Slipway Aziz in the pushchair I have a Graupner Bernhard Gruben, I just hope I can lift into to pushchair. One of the problems with getting older,  but I just like the bigger models.


Edited By Tim Cooper on 18/06/2019 19:49:28

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