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Modeling Blogs / Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Last post by zenrat on Today at 09:26:35 pm »
Gardening this morning.  I pulled out Minnie the Mulcher and reduced two of the "to be mulched" piles to, ummm mulch.
I'll say this about Minnie, she's got a voracious appetite but it all goes straight through her.  She can't cope with fibre through, it bungs her up...


Yes.  Something fibrous got into my mulching piles.  Either bits of Protea or maybe roots but whatever it was if stopped the whole thing dead just like that.  To unblock her means lying on the ground, dropping her belly plate and shoving my hand up inside her guts.  Three times I had to do it.  What ever it was causing it looked just like the stuff she was happy to digest so I couldn't spot it.
Still could have been worse.  My neighbour borrowed her once and tried to mulch flax.  That has to be unwound...
Aircraft / Re: Martin Baker Long Ranger NF.1
« Last post by rickshaw on Today at 09:05:36 pm »
Looks to me like whoever wrote the Spitfire book used the diameter of the driving band, rather than the diameter of the shell, itself.   Driving bands are compressed into the lands of the barrel (the rifling) to make a gas-tight seal.  They are usually a bit larger in diameter than the shell.  They are usually made of a softer metal - copper/brass, iron (something the Germans like to use a lot of).  Artillery uses the shell diameter to determine calibre of a gun/howitzer, hence the differences between 7.2in and 7.5in.
My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Last post by McColm on Today at 08:57:22 pm »
Won on eBay:
1/24 Frog Austin 1100 4 door saloon converted into a slot car. In need of restoration.
1/96 HP Victor
The Cold War G.B. 2018 / Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Last post by McColm on Today at 08:49:49 pm »
It's a chance to redeem myself. A twin engined Shackleton is a good start.
The Cold War G.B. 2018 / Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Last post by McColm on Today at 08:39:29 pm »
Can't make up my mind what if anything I will build. I probably will build an RAF Galaxy with RB211's which Kit is giving me after a discussion and I am tempted to build a Vickers Valiant PR.3 which is basically a B.2 with a Reconnaissance pack and linger wings. A Canberra P,12 has also been thought of as is one of the Freightdog VC.10 Bomber/Tanker conversions too. Way too many options.....

What are linger wings?
Figures, Cars, Etc / Re: Drone Runner
« Last post by Austanker on Today at 08:24:28 pm »
A bit more last night added a rear bumper and a CROWS weapon system , radar dome and a bit of piping , I have options for missiles may as well chuck them on as well lol

The Idea Bank / Re: The Really Bad Ideas Thread
« Last post by zenrat on Today at 07:45:45 pm »
How about a steam driven Submarine?
You'd need a long snorkel thingy to let the smoke/steam out? (Might be a bit of a giveaway during the day) perhaps best just to snorkel at night?
 Or could you just vent it overboard?
Smoke bubbles?  :o smoke rings ;D
And I suppose the Coal bunkers would take up a fair bit of room, but you wouldn't be short of water for the boiler....


british k class of 1913 were steam powered

Isn't a nuclear submarine basically steam powered?  Albeit with the steam generated by nuclear power, turning turbines rather than pushing pistons and being in a closed system.

However, getting back to the point.
Not all bad ideas have to be armed.  I do have a pair of 1/24 Napier Sabres and a number of small Japanese cars in the same scale.  Not sure what transmission I would use.  Not sure that you would require more than one speed, reverse and a clutch.
Turboprop Be2c Royal Flying Doctor Service?

Got any good Links put them here / Re: Hong Kong in miniature
« Last post by zenrat on Today at 07:30:04 pm »
Those are great.
Got any good Links put them here / Re: Hong Kong in miniature
« Last post by kerick on Today at 07:02:29 pm »
Beautiful work and nice bit of history.
Aircraft / Re: Fairey A-43A Gannet USAF Korean War Service
« Last post by Captain Canada on Today at 07:01:34 pm »
Glad I got to see this one ! Looks great in US markings.

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