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Member postings for Bob Abell

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Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
11/07/2020 09:48:14

Sorry ASH

I meant that they have been available for years....That`s all, old chap


Thread: TYNE Class Lifeboat build
11/07/2020 06:41:13

Very pretty........No, not you, old boy

I mean of course!

Burning the midnight oil again

Nice workmanship, Neil,


Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
10/07/2020 18:18:55

Hi Ashley

The 850`s have been out for years

What a pity they didn`t make a 950 and 1200 say?

There must be a market for them?

At the moment I`m spending my time sanding and filling etc

And minor mods to the hatch openings

It`s about time to order the gear now


10/07/2020 07:26:24

Thank you Ashley for your pro tech advice



Two 850's?...........Pah!.........FOUR 850's?..........Yep, very possible

All silver ?.......Not bad?

Red stripes too?........Yep!

Sound modul, got plenty of room inside.......Ooooooooo!, but what sound?

Food for thought

Come in Ashley!


09/07/2020 20:36:02

Hello Brian

The model is 48" long and is a warship of the future, it has a sharp bow to cut through the water, instead of riding the waves

Designed by Paul Thomason


09/07/2020 20:01:31

Hello Paul

Welcome back

I was going to screw the hatch to the hull to make it water tight

The main hatch joint is yet to be matched up with the hull

Not thought about the paint finish, but I like the idea of dazzle camoflage


09/07/2020 17:39:25

More progress on the covers and hatches etc

It feels a bit heavy now?


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Thread: TYNE Class Lifeboat build
08/07/2020 19:58:19

Nice little ladder

I like the treads


Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
08/07/2020 16:44:19

Working on the decking and super structure at the moment and tidying things up


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Thread: WANTED- MFA RX-15 plus
08/07/2020 09:26:31

I like the sound of that, Ashley

Hot hey?

22K, hey?


07/07/2020 16:32:28

Hello Ashley

The motors were ordered in error really

They were used on the Ellie Launch originally, or on Brutus 1

They were supposed to be something special at the time, they had an internal adjustment to the revs.

Gareth Jones came to Lyme Park to tune them up with his equipment, but the motors were still a mystery

I`ve fitted them now to the 40 " Vintage Launch, which hasn`t sailed yet

Are you familiar with them at all?


07/07/2020 15:41:54

Hello Nick

I`m just curious, why are you searching for this particular type of motor?

I have two such motors but they are not for sale

They are installed in my model


Thread: Thames Sailing Barge Stuff
07/07/2020 08:30:52

Hi Ray

Are those holes in your Lathe casing?

Or should I go to Specsavers?


07/07/2020 08:27:04

Hi Ray

I used to have big troubles sanding a balsa model where Balsa Cement was used

It was too hard for me, matey

John, I like your planking process........Very nicely done


Thread: Lady Jan steam tug
06/07/2020 09:35:22

Very nice video, Mark

You are half way there, already!

Will the engine start, after stopping in any position?

This is essential with RC control


Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
06/07/2020 09:25:25

Latest progress development

The Top Section was a bit of a struggle, but it has turned out quite nice

Like it, Paul?


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05/07/2020 11:43:40

Thank you, Colin, I'm rather pleased that I've sorted it out

I hate guessing and hoping for the best


Thread: Lady Jan steam tug
05/07/2020 09:24:30

Hello Mark

Be very careful......Steam engines are quite dangerous in the wrong hands!

The most important item is the Boiler. It must be pressure tested by a competent recognised third party and a Certificate issued

Some Council owned ponds do not allow them, on the grounds of public safety

Your Father has built a very nice model there

You definitely need a close knowledgeable friend to keep his eye on things


Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
05/07/2020 09:09:07

Now then, because there are no straight , square or easy reference points on the hull.

I came up with a cunning plan! I fitted a woodscrew up front, to act as a datum reference

Then drilled out the one metre rule to slip over the screw head and then checked the salient points for symmetry

Low and behold they weren`t that far off!


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05/07/2020 07:30:59

Thank you Ashley, for your kindly advice

The rudder hatch will be a watertight compartment ( hopefully ) and the hull will have a wall inside the main housing

And we've got space for the famous chain driven rudder Mech......That should please Ray

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