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Member postings for Bob Abell

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

Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
22/07/2020 09:39:49

Should have gone to SpecSavers?

This rule has caught me out yet again!


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Thread: TYNE Class Lifeboat build
22/07/2020 09:16:31

Ingenious, Neil

You`re saved again


Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
21/07/2020 15:10:59

Hi Ashley

I'm using the familia red barrel UJ


21/07/2020 13:53:23

Setting up the motors and prop shafts

A time consuming process.

Made several lining up jigs to help

Paul.....Can`t get anywhere near resting the motors on the hull floor, as per drawing

The 50mm props are 3mm clear of the hull and this has decided the inclination of the prop shaft

Looks OK to me


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20/07/2020 07:55:29

Thank you Ashley

There are quite a few options for keeping the water out

We`ll just have to wait and see

We could use a tower block of some sort as Paul has indicated etc


19/07/2020 16:53:48

Hello Paul and Ashley

It`s not a problem chaps

All I need to do. is to glue a short length of tube on top of the cover, around the rudder shaft

And take it from there


19/07/2020 13:21:51

Not really a problem, Paul

The rudder assemblies have an O Ring seal at the bottom


19/07/2020 12:05:09

Trial assembly of the futuristic 2050 warship rudder mech and I like it

The protruding rudder shafts could be used for animating weapons turrets etc?


rudder cogs.jpg

rudder setup.jpg

Thread: TYNE Class Lifeboat build
19/07/2020 08:07:24

You needed a touch of light relief, Neil


Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
18/07/2020 18:48:22

Hi Paul

Going to use the hatch lid as top bearing support for better rudder support

Will be screwing the lid on

Then add the 2050 trimmings later


18/07/2020 18:08:32

Thanks Paul

Here`s my method of aligning the rudder spindles.....

Measure the pitch of rudder shafts...... (with my home made callipers)

Make two strips using the rudder centre dimensions from scrap wood

Place the strips at top and bottom of shafts

They are then aligned parallel to each other

Plus a "stand well back" view to make sure etc

Progress at last


rudder alignment.jpg

18/07/2020 14:30:38

Question fpr Paul

I`m setting up the rudders in the vertical plane

What can I use as a ref?,,,,,,,,,The waterline or the Axe Edge Bows or.......?


rudder setup.jpg


Thread: TYNE Class Lifeboat build
18/07/2020 05:35:40

Thank you, Neil

At last, we can see what you've been messing about with, all this time!

It looks like a battlefield with all that junk lying about!.......Only pulling your leg, old chap


Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
17/07/2020 13:59:43

Hi Paul

Just letting you know that the holes shown on your plan for the prop shafts are.....Bob on!

Just sharpened a length of 6mm steel bar and slowly ploughing through the hull floor!....Using the former holes as guidance!

Very rewarding at the moment

Photo to follow


17/07/2020 09:05:32

Thanks Ashley

This will have a few people worried

Perhaps Submersibles are the ships of the future then?


Thread: Thames Sailing Barge Stuff
17/07/2020 08:38:54

Very nice Ray

But, I`m slightly disturbed by the plain glossy hull?

OK on a yacht of course, but a Barge?

Ooooooooo .........Sharp intake of breath

No offence, Ship Mate


Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
17/07/2020 07:57:33

I like this type of cammo

Will give it some thought, old chap

Considering that our model is a ship of the future, they were using this type of cammo in WW1

A case of history repeating itself?


Thread: TYNE Class Lifeboat build
16/07/2020 20:15:11

I mean a general view of the overall model


Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
16/07/2020 14:46:12

And for my next trick.....

I`m also having a few Rockets protruding out the bolt

And a few lids open etc



16/07/2020 10:42:14

Thanks Ashley

I`d forgotten about Paul`s modifications

Good news......The motor stuff has arrived this morning......Christmas hath come early this year!

Such good service from Howes Models Ltd, only ordered the stuff last Tuesday!

Spot the cannon


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