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Broad Ambition - The Model

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well I went to st Albans model show and picked up a bag of speakers to try, after several attempts I have found one with a good response, this will be the one that gets used. the camera really doesnt do the base notes - eg the steam whistle justice, it sounds a lot better in real life - there are more selections available on the sound card and you can use 16 sounds apart from the engine start run and stop, there are two channels of sound, at present I have one for the engine and one for the other sounds, I could run 2 engines and sounds too, but one engine would stop while the other sounds sounded.

Anyway these are the default sounds, I will be recording some sounds from Broad Ambition on the lads week (engine, bell, horn, Charlies joke and some helming orders). these will be edited and used to replace the default sounds



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so I am on the lads week and model #1 is accompanying me, Sunday we stopped at the Waveney River Centre for a few hours, and while some of the lads were fishing I had the model out for an hour or so I even ventured so bold as to take the model out on the river (well the bit of the river I could see while sitting on the front of the boat in the basin. the range of the radio gear was clearly more than I could see the model (or more than I could see which way the model was pointing.

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ooh, its a while since I updated this, truth be told its been a tad cold out in the workshop, and I have been a bit busy, as one of the next steps was a coat of paint on the hull, I need a decent outdoor temperature for that. 

That was until Charlie posted pictures of the new mast, ah I thought - a challenge, am I going to be able to reproduce that now. well after some playing around I figured a method and yes I can reproduce that, the weather has brightened and from single figures we are up to 14 degrees in the workshop today. I used a 3mm milling bit in a pillar drill as a router bit to cut the holes and make the rebate. the stalled progress has restarted.

as for the painting, yes that will have to wait, but I think I can find a few of the simpler jobs to keep me busy.




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