Here is a list of all the postings Andy C has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: SLEC Mr Tom|
Thanks Dave. Steaming will be my next step.
Looks like I need to tidy up the very front part but happy enough so far
Finally building something again. Mr Tom from SLEC. Nice little model, instructions could be better, but it’s coming along. Now need to fit the stringers along the top and bottom. These are balsa and the instructions call for them to be soaked to make the more pliable. Not done this before so no idea how long they need a soak for.
Any guidance, as a, much appreciated.
|Thread: Todays Boating|
Cool. See you there.
looking at coming to the lake tomorrow but looks like Hampton Crt has a car show on. Traffic was awful coming back from queen Mary’s reservoir this afternoon. Will you be giving it a go.
|Thread: Avenger Too|
How about this as a base. Project 66 from Meccano.
Edited By Andy C on 09/12/2019 21:38:06
|Thread: Todays Boating|
Good to see you again Ashley. The lads enjoyed the morning. Busy, with lots of bystanders asking questions. Always nice to see jaws drop when you answer the “are these bought from a shop” question with nope handmade.
going to add the fins to 5he hover/skimmer thing and see if it travels straight
have some friends staying over Saturday night so thought I would bring the lads down to the pond on Sunday, weather permitting. Won’t be nice for them if it’s chucking it down.
|Thread: Creating Interest in Model Boats|
Bob,it would be a shame if you stopped, or at least stopped posting about your creations. I think they are pretty awesome. Not in my skill set at the moment that is for sure.
As for the younger generation not wanting to get involved, mostly it will be down to time and maybe computer games. Okay definitely games, but not all is lost. One of my issues is that for me to go boating I have to drive 40+ minutes depending on traffic, to get to Bushey Park. Wimbledon might be an option but still a good hoof away. Tom has so much going on with school, after school clubs and finding time to spend with friends etc, that spending a 3 hour round trip does not appeal. Wonder why.
However, as I said not all is lost. He was fortunate enough to have a couple of friends over last Wednesday as it was half term. We planned a day around playing in a park, boating at Bushey and geocaching. So I charged the batteries packed up the boats and off we went. Spent a hour in the park and then off to the lake. You know what, they had a absolutely fantastic time spent ages pottering around finding things to do with the boats made up games around docking them and trying to be careful not to disturb the passengers. They even found a log close to the bank that they discovered the boats would fit in between. Made for another game. That is what they do. Find things to make a game out of.
It seems one of them had such a great time he wants to do it again. I think it might call for printing of Ashley’s lander plans, cutting them out and letting him glue it together. Then he can call it his own. So there is a future, you just have to be patient and choose your timing.
BTW, got the cannons working, much to the ducks disappointment.
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|Thread: What am I doing wrong now|
hmm. That's a good idea. I could use both ideas. Plate it from the inside and stick the plug to the plate. fill the edges of the plug and paint. A bit of Cap'n Tolleys crack sealer would not go a miss either.
With the graupner pump does it matter which way up it is fitted. looks like, from the writing, it should be fitted upright.
So, the saga of the non pumping pumps continues. At the lake on Sunday once again nothing. So, change of plans. Bought a Graupner pump, like that fitted in Richards pirate ship (working very well by the way, as the wet kids on the dock will attest too). New bit of pipe and an inlet. Inlet is tiny but seems to be a match to the pump and pipeworts. So should work. The question I have now is how do I fill the massive great big hole in my hull. I was thinking using an appropriate sized hole saw to cut a plug and glue it in. Bit of filler and some sealing etc and it should work. Shouldn't it? Any other options. Not really wanting to replace the whole hull bottom as the motor mount and rudder are all fitted and aligned.
Cheers in advance
Thought the article was extremely well written. Proof in the pudding will be if people can build the boat from the plans, forum thread and your article. I will let you know in a while. About to finish my Vivace.
I also think there is not enough in the model boating area about the future of ships. Both military and private. Things like hydrogen power has been around for a while in cars, but not very mainstream yet. Most are concentrated on hybrid or full electric. Putting it in a shop makes sense if you can build smaller scale desalination plants. There are articles around about power generation plants combining desalination, so maybe it will be in the future. Especially for nuclear powered vessels. Sail boat design has also shown some interesting sail development over the years too. With ridged sails etc.
Maybe some of this will filter down into the scale world too.
Keep pushing the boundaries
Nearly. Started again on the Vivace as I did not like the way it was going together. Now putting the last skins on the hull bottom before sealing and building the superstructure.
Okay. Question number 1 of many. Where do you get 8mm ply. Big box stores only have 9mm. Even tried slec.
|Thread: Todays Boating|
Young boy and father had a go with landing craft and tug. Very enthused - encouraged them to go to Addlestone model centre and browse the boat stuff there
soon to be the only model shop for a long way around. Mick Charles model is is closing down due to retirement Not much for boaters but always had a stock of wood and glue etc. Not as cheap as the internet either but at least you could actually talk to him about various servos and motors etc before buying.
There is a plan online for a pvc pipe and foam bottom. I made one with some left over small motors. It looks a bit like a hovercraft type thing. Might work with edf’s instead.
|Thread: MB. Free Plans|
A lot of work maybe, but you could list the plans here or another site. There is also a Facebook page for roc boat plans. They need to be electronic copies though. So even more work. In case anyone fancies a particular one.
Edited By Andy C on 28/07/2018 10:55:42
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