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Old 31-07-2011, 20:02
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Persevere Ivor, I am eagerly waiting the final result. I'm not a model maker but the stability of your model may be because the extra deck structure was lighter material than the hull. I expect you will be thinking " I know that"
Thanks Keith ....and No I would not be that rude to you

Hope it all goes alright , just saddened that I will not be able to build it the way I envisaged it as being once complete , and I hope I am worthy of your expectations ...but I will give it my best shot ....given the limitations I now have

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Old 31-07-2011, 20:10
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Good news Ivor.

We were entertaining last night so couldn't log-on. Also sailing "On Golden Pond" all day today, so first time I've booted up.

Glad Ron took you through your paces. I have a feeling that he started producing his scale of hulls purely as high quality non RC models, and the locals decided that they would include electronics and put them on the water. Hence the 1:96 scale catalogue of ships that he produces. Perhaps not entirely suited to lumpy lakes, but very good kits to get one started in the ship modelling world. GRENVILLE and ZUKU were my first "training" kits and I certainly learned a lot of construction tips in their making.

Glad to note that you now have a regenerated purpose in the TROUBRIDGE build and once again, remember Karen's motto:

"There's nothing a British boy cannot do".

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Thanks Sandy ,

Whilst I was at rons he gave me a CD of his models which he took down to Dover harbour and ran them out at Sea to prove their stability .....I could not believe the footage on there and the way his craft were going half under water when hitting waves bow on and righting themselves the other side ...just like the real thing ...and these were made thirty years ago and now in his showroom
Let Me know and I will send you a copy if you like

Lets hope I have more luck now

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Old 31-07-2011, 20:14
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She looks good to me - nice idea, and it worked. BZ.

Went to our boating water this morning and came back with some fresh ideas on boat I am currently putting together. And that what modelling is all about - the exchange of information on ways that work and avoiding them what don't.

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Know what you mean Dave ....great place to bounce ideas of others

Lets try to convert them to fact and see how they work Eh mate

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Old 31-07-2011, 20:46
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Whalerman, what a wonderful model of the old girl.........good to see she is still "half leader" !
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Well lads that was encouraging

Stripped the model down and removed all ballast and battery, and fitted new motors , and rerun the wiring , fitted some Ni cad size batteries and some sheet lead shaped to fit the hull lines ,re- fitted the superstructure that has been built so far and placed it gingerly in the bath ready to catch it before it turned turtle .......and it now has a very slight list to starboard and sits higher in the water .........YES

So back to fitting out the superstructure again and fitting the new speed controller and the RX then rebalance the model and try her on the water
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Old 05-08-2011, 20:20
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Great news Ivor, well done.

Keep us posted.

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Old 05-08-2011, 20:50
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Great news Ivor, well done.

Keep us posted.

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Thank you Sandy , I will do but I doubt it will be as interesting or well documented as yours was ....but will try .

I was tempted to fit the" Sonar" counter balance but as of yet I think I might get away with it................ but early days yet
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Hi Ivor, I sometimes have a list to stbd when I sit in the bath, 'specialy after tot time!
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Old 07-08-2011, 20:18
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Know what you mean Jim ,

No work on her this weekend as I am due to retire in a couple of weeks so getting ready to start doing a few odd jobs for which I had to get tooled up for and organised

Hope to restart on the superstructure during next week and re-wiring the
Hull to take the revised motors .

Will keep you posted

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Hope you have 45000 HP motors for realism Ivor.
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Hope you have 45000 HP motors for realism Ivor.

But of course Keith , what else ....to scale naturally


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Old 26-08-2011, 06:34
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Hope to take a picture or two of progress this week end lads .....if it stops raining long enough
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Old 26-08-2011, 13:43
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You are OK so long as no-one starts calling you Noah...

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Old 28-08-2011, 18:34
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OK as promised here are a couple of pictures of HMS TROUBRIDGE in her part built state

As you other Modellers already know,... I'm sure , a compromise sometimes has to be made whilst building a scale model , in my case very little detail to draw from other than long shots donated by Forum members and tips from those who served on her .....so do your worst lads ......

There are some items to be fitted on the decks and the ships boats ....and yes I know the detail on the masts is not 100% correct as apart from lack of detail I am very worried about trimming her out on completion as we have already found her to be top heavy and liable to turn turtle ....but the removal of the 12 volt battery and following advice from others she was sitting nicely in the water ...but was incomplete at that stage

So enough excuses.... be glad of any constructive criticism especially if you knew the ship first hand

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try again eh

Ok need technical assistance here .....adjusted the image to 9.5kb uploaded and posted but can't enlarge them

What have I done wrong please
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I dont understand Ivor.

9.5kb is really tiny. What size is your original photograph??
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I dont understand Ivor.

9.5kb is really tiny. What size is your original photograph??
About 2500 [ taken on a 10 Mega pixel Camera]
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Old 29-08-2011, 15:21
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Third time lucky

Well this looks promising ..at last you can see it now
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Well done Ivor. Perseverance pays off. Good images.

She's looking good now, a type 15 as I remember them. Nowt wrong with the mast as I see it.

I hope your stability issue has resolved itself now and the use of the styrene motor cutter and whaler supplied should help. They are very light.

Keep up the good work.

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Thank you very much Sandy ......from you that is a compliment that I value very highly indeed

I have been so nervous ...........about posting as I thought my humble efforts would be picked clean on the Forum viewed by people who knew and have seen one ...unlike me who has never seen one other than Forum pictures ...and only my second model boat ever let alone as near to scale as I could get her ....but size calculations were taken from a drawing of HMS Rapid which I managed to get my hands on ...

Still a lot of work to be done but I hope to get her in the water in the next month or so and try her out on " shake down trials " so to speak

Again thank you for your kindness
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Ivor - it looks really excellent from the photographs [thanks for emailing me the little slideshow! ]

How long did it take you to build??
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Looks good Ivor, what do you use for whip aerials?, I used to use bristles cut from a yard broom.
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Ivor - it looks really excellent from the photographs [thanks for emailing me the little slideshow! ]

How long did it take you to build??
So far its taken about 7 months but is only about 75% built , and I have yet to rig up the Electrics / Controls / R/C system, and a lot of detail to be completed

As I said earlier I hope to get her in the water in about a month to see how she handles before finishing her off

Glad you like her Terry as I said to Sandy I was dreading posting pictures of her as I have so little detail of her to work from

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Looks good Ivor, what do you use for whip aerials?, I used to use bristles cut from a yard broom.
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Very imaginative Jim ....Don't know what its called but it is white plastic outer but very fine wire centre ...not cheap but easy to form and not likely to snap every time I was clumsy.......

Glad you like it Jim

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