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Kits & Hulls / Re: Graupner Glasgow modification
« Last post by rob on Today at 03:06:14 AM »
Yes Eddie, with a T34/76 turret on the front as per the inspiration picture
As soon as I can get a 'so far' picture to resize I will post it , also welded deck for and aft with an armoured belt riveted over in the centre ( like a BK1124)
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Kits & Hulls / Re: Graupner Glasgow modification
« Last post by Eddy Matthews on Today at 02:23:03 AM »
Are you going to build it as an armed paddler with a gun etc? It would certainly be different!

I used to have a "Glasgow" many years ago, and it was always a good sailing model - I never found the need for independent motors as it turned pretty well without, and saved a lot of expense and complexity.

Regards
Eddy
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Kits & Hulls / Re: Graupner Glasgow modification
« Last post by rob on Today at 01:03:36 AM »
Here is a better pic of the inspiration
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Kits & Hulls / Re: Graupner Glasgow modification
« Last post by rob on Today at 01:02:16 AM »
If I can resize ( or someone can do it for me) you will be able to see it here.
Drive is still single motor with graupner white gears. Twin motors with chain drives might be an option later.
I have replaced all pins in the paddles with 2.5x10mm bolts and nyloc nuts.
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Kits & Hulls / Re: Graupner Glasgow modification
« Last post by rob on Today at 12:53:07 AM »
I was somewhat miffed I must admit, so started the rebuild after seeing this pic
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Kits & Hulls / Graupner Glasgow modification
« Last post by rob on Today at 12:50:45 AM »
Well , I've been after one for years and found this one on eBay.
It looked good.
Got it home, turned it upside down and it all but fell apart, it had been painted before glueing.
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Research / Re: New big quarterwheeler cruise ship in operation
« Last post by Hankwilliams on April 22, 2018, 07:00:59 AM »
The MS "Elbe Princess" gets new excenter geared paddlewheels. The reason seems not only in the lost of energy, but the very big waves of the rigid wheels. In some cases there was a endangerment of sport boats with capsizing canoes, rowing boats and small sailboats. Meanwhile the conversion must be ready.
The newspaper picture shows the dismantle of the old rigid wheels.

Thomas
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Construction / Re: Josie Olsen
« Last post by DamienG on April 21, 2018, 06:31:45 PM »
Couldn't get anymore done as we had a major catastrophe one ear on Jo's computer headphones died been expecting it as mine died a fortnight ago not a bad run from Sennheiser headphones salvaged 35 years ago from the waste bin at 3ccc then a local community radio where I was a technician and rewired not surprised really the stereo cord I rewired with was rather brittle after after so long.
I had an emergency run to Kmart for headphones  lol
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Construction / Re: Josie Olsen
« Last post by DamienG on April 21, 2018, 06:17:31 PM »
Repairs went well.





Servo to tiller pulleys and cord added and mounted a quick test showed it works well.
With a small spring on either side of the fitting on the servo arm maintaining tension on the braided cord the same cord used on funnel  and mats stays.

 



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Chat & Off Topic Stuff / Re: Clean humour.
« Last post by DamienG on April 20, 2018, 09:50:09 PM »
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