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Member postings for Bob Abell

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Thread: TYNE Class Lifeboat build
26/07/2020 16:24:31

Very nice realistic, Neil


Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
26/07/2020 07:59:19

Hi Ashley

It was a good job, I only borrowed the batteries

THe big VGC sailed Ok on the 7.5 v batteries, and I don't really want to charge about the lake either

Thanks for your expert advice though, my mate


Thread: TYNE Class Lifeboat build
25/07/2020 17:43:19

Neil, how did you manage to drill all those tiny holes,,so straight and close together?

I note you`ve done a similar thing previously and must be a very laborious exercise

You could make a metal strip with the holes predrilled and use it as a master template for any hole size etc

Just an idea


Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
25/07/2020 17:20:28

Got the system sorted now.....Hopefully

I know I`ve jumped the gun a bit, but needed to know how the drive chains pan out before finishing the hull

And the Rudder mech etc

Have the choice now between 7.5 Volt and 12 Volt available


drives sorted.jpg

25/07/2020 15:41:52

Hi Paul

I got the lot from Howes Models

An excellent supplier


25/07/2020 14:54:01

Hello Paul

The ESC`s are......7.5v to 12v

50 amp.......and 70 amp for a burst of 5 sec

Just acquired on loan....

12v batteries 1.2 Ah and 2.1Ah

So how are we lookin`?


25/07/2020 10:15:43

Thank you, Ashley

I`m using a stick for each motor

I think I`m stuck with the stick batteries........At the moment anyway

12V Hey?.....I didn`t notice that......Will have a look round

Just hoping that Duckie has still got his

I`m a little disappointed that the old Fan Club is not here anymore?

Many thanks my mate


25/07/2020 07:58:20

So far so comments

Now then, is the component spacing OK?

"I only arsked"......( Bernard Breslaw )


24/07/2020 19:05:44

Laid out the wiring, to sort out where the wires go

Any comments chaps?


wiring layout.jpg

24/07/2020 15:49:34

Thanks chaps

There's plenty of time before we jump in with both feet


24/07/2020 15:21:24

Not a bad idea, but how would I glue it on?

Can we still get......Silver wall paper?

Having a look at the wiring layout now and having to scratch my head!

Slowly slowly catchy Monkey....etc


23/07/2020 19:57:19

" When do i plan to sail it ?...........No idea at the moment, old boy

But it could get wet in the bath in a few weeks?

There`s a lot to be done yet

Thanks for your kind comments, and Ashley too


23/07/2020 19:06:03

Hi Paul and Ashley

The motors are now mounted on a small sheet of 6mm plywood and just pushed into the hull and it lined a treat with the shaft ends

I like the big chunky motors BTW chaps......They look just right for the job

The motors have also lined up with the incline of the propshafts too.......Another stroke of luck again

Back on the job with a smile once more


motors 2.jpg

motors one.jpg

Thread: TYNE Class Lifeboat build
23/07/2020 16:29:19

Looks very nice, Neil

3D Printing is definitely the way ahead all right

I wish I was 10 years younger, I would have made great use of the possibilities


Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
23/07/2020 16:18:09

Thanks Ashley

Just bolting them to a nice flat 6mm ply base right now

And large enough to fit the Control Gear too

Will try the level motor idea first, just to see the effect, they should look more authentic being level?

I`m using just one U/J at the moment


23/07/2020 13:38:51

Hi Ashley, you will be pleased to read that I have gotten over my little 3 mm tiff and now ploughing on with the build!

The problem with this very excellent design is that there is not a straight line to use as a reference.....That`s to be expected of a 2050 warship, I suppose?..........Got to keep those missiles guessing, eh?

Interesting question......

The prop shafts look about 10 degrees off the horizontal

The motors look quite cumbersome at 10 degrees, but they look very nice if horizontal?

Any comments out there?


23/07/2020 08:30:19

Thank you, Ashley for your kind words of encouragement

Normally, I can put things right with a bit of wood and filler etc, but the kinky keel is only thin ply and there's not much meat to play about with!

Will give it more thought this morning, I was thinking about masking the sharp edge with a capping strip etc

But you are right, I think I'll turn a blind eye to it and do the Nelson Touch........I see no ships etc


23/07/2020 07:21:35

What's 3 mm between friends anyway?


22/07/2020 15:14:45

Hello Paul

it's quite simple....

Look at the numbers 10....11....12

The actual inch line is between the numbers......10 and 11, but for 12 inches, the inch line comes comes before 12, losing 1/4"

Just to make room for the hole at the end!

It's my fault, but it is easily misread


22/07/2020 13:19:22

Having studied the problem for a few hours, have decided the cure is not worth the aggro

It helps to have a short memory at times

What`s 3mm between friends anyway?


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