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Feb 12, 2018, 11:09 AM
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1:64 scale MV Jupiter (A calmac car ferry)


Hi to anyone who see's this. I am making a relatively big rc model boat and came across this website when I was looking for pictures. My hope is to show what I am doing (if I can figure out how to put photos up) and how I'm doing it and also to learn from more experienced modelers (as I am only 14) how to do certain things.


I am not doing the Voith Schneider motors because I have been told that they are complicated and also they are a bit expensive for me. At the moment I have finished the Hull and I am currently working on the details for the car deck(moving from the back to the front).

Any tips would be appreciated.

Thanks, Andrew
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Feb 12, 2018, 01:59 PM
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Sounds good Andrew, looking forward to seeing some photos of your progress.
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Feb 12, 2018, 02:05 PM
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Hi to anyone who see's this. I am making a relatively big rc model boat and came across this website when I was looking for pictures. My hope is to show what I am doing (if I can figure out how to put photos up) and how I'm doing it and also to learn from more experienced modelers (as I am only 14) how to do certain things.


I am not doing the Voith Schneider motors because I have been told that they are complicated and also they are a bit expensive for me. At the moment I have finished the Hull and I am currently working on the details for the car deck(moving from the back to the front).

Any tips would be appreciated.

Thanks, Andrew
you have made a very wise choice not to go down the voith route Andrew.....they are a real pain to set up properly and I still haven't done so........twin propellers and a bow thruster would be just as good on his model..........take care and happy building. neil.
Feb 12, 2018, 03:12 PM
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thanks Neil and Steve








just a photo of a sunset on the Clyde to test if I can upload photos
Feb 12, 2018, 03:25 PM
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There will be no photos posted till Thursday because its in my School and we are off till then. Work will be slow going, due to the fact that I can only work on the boat 1 hour a day(break time and lunch). I hope to make it as detailed as Neils(link to his thread at the bottom)but I doubt it due to the fact Neil has WAY more experience BUT I do have access to 3D printer so that should help a lot.



Neil's build thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...acbrayne-ferry
Feb 12, 2018, 04:10 PM
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Was looking for more photos for the stern of the ship and came across this.
Feb 12, 2018, 04:35 PM
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Found this interesting

https://www.orcadian.co.uk/orcadia-s...orkney-waters/
Feb 12, 2018, 09:33 PM
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Hi to anyone who see's this. I am making a relatively big rc model boat and came across this website when I was looking for pictures. My hope is to show what I am doing (if I can figure out how to put photos up) and how I'm doing it and also to learn from more experienced modelers (as I am only 14) how to do certain things.


I am not doing the Voith Schneider motors because I have been told that they are complicated and also they are a bit expensive for me. At the moment I have finished the Hull and I am currently working on the details for the car deck(moving from the back to the front).

Any tips would be appreciated.

Thanks, Andrew
Welcome to the forum .

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Feb 13, 2018, 07:02 AM
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Ran into a bit of a problem with the electronic... because I didn't use the Voiths I got a controller with 3 channels 1 of them being an on/off switch for lights. But now that I have decided to get a bow thruster for the boat I now need to get a different controller so that I can use the rudder, main motor and bow thruster. If anyone has any good website links or controllers that I could use that would be great.
Feb 13, 2018, 08:34 AM
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The components used for the Bow thruster setup
Feb 13, 2018, 08:55 AM
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and of course the battery but for some reason it wont let me upload a photo of it.
Feb 13, 2018, 02:10 PM
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Sort of finished the bow thruster electrics just need to measure the length of wire needed to connect the bow thruster to the speed controller.
Feb 13, 2018, 04:23 PM
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Was looking for more photos for the stern of the ship and came across this.

sadly Andrew she never sailed a route with cargo.......the new owners found her unsuitable for what they required and although they spent a lot of money getting her back to useable state and a repaint and name, she is back up for sale.....the last of a class called "Streakers".

go on to this site, you'll see many photos and much info on them. https://www.facebook.com/groups/994209153998722/
Feb 13, 2018, 04:32 PM
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If only I had enough money to buy her and take her back to the Clyde.
Feb 13, 2018, 05:27 PM
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If only I had enough money to buy her and take her back to the Clyde.

there is a group of dedicated people who are trying to do just that, Andrew.


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