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    A1 Down Under Models - Contact !

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    david f
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    A1 Down Under Models - Contact !

    Post  david f on Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:43 pm

    Has anyone been able to contact them? My email address for them is just bouncing.

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    Re: A1 Down Under Models - Contact !

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:53 pm

    The price he charges for a basic wtc, he's probably sunning himself on some exotic island somewhere!

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    Re: A1 Down Under Models - Contact !

    Post  gingyer on Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:00 pm

    I contacted him through his eBay postings about 2 weeks ago

    Compared to other companies his prices are cheap for WTC's
    I thought.

    Has anyone used his WTC's??
    I have just got an OTW S class so as looking into WTC's for it
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    Post  david f on Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:28 am

    Many thanks for the info, gingyer!

    The email address I have for him is:
    jim.a1downunder@btinternet.co.uk

    and a pm for you!

    David


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    Re: A1 Down Under Models - Contact !

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:39 am

    I've just had a quick look through the prices A1 charges for a cylinder...these are just a tube with two end caps, a water pump and a built in ballast tank, nothing fancy...£200+


    I bought a twin piston tank module for the Skipjack, c/w motors, switches, drive motor in it's own wtc, all external waterproof linkages, servo trays all wired and ready to go for much less than that, and mine was custom designed and made for my boat.

    I'm not permitted to state on an open forum who makes these modules, but if you like to contact me personally I'll give you the guy's phone number, he will be building these to order very soon. Prices will be determined by the amount of pre fabrication you ask to be done and the size of the module, but they will be much cheaper.

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    Post  gingyer on Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:44 am

    Thanks for the PM David

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    Post  gingyer on Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:50 am

    Thanks Richard,
    Will send you a PM
    The problem I have is its a BIG boat so may resort to building my own
    WTC for it as I have been told by several people including the manufacturer it needs 2 litres
    Of ballast to get it down

    Thanks
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    Re: A1 Down Under Models - Contact !

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:56 am

    Understood, that is a big old boat...my module will fit the Skipjack, the MMB LA class, the R&R Resolution, and several others simply by extending the piston tank length.

    One chap I know has a double tank version in a huge Typhoon, and does it ever work well...

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    Re: A1 Down Under Models - Contact !

    Post  gingyer on Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:57 am

    Thanks richard
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    Re: A1 Down Under Models - Contact !

    Post  david f on Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:32 am

    I have just heard from Jim at A1DownUnder and all is well with him. I contacted him via ebay messaging - maybe he looks at that more often!

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    Re: A1 Down Under Models - Contact !

    Post  acrowot (Geof) on Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:18 pm

    Merry christmas to you all
    I have just bought a WTC for my revell uboat just for dynamic diving to start with got the WTC from Mmb for £35 +postage 50mm diameter 300mm long with end caps all made to order plus waterproof push rods and water tight prop shafts and solid couplings total cost of all of it posted £60
    mark is a rearly nice guy to chat to and is very helpful look forward to using MMB again in the future

    Enjoy your christmas dinners and little tipples Geof

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    Re: A1 Down Under Models - Contact !

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:42 pm

    Nice one Geoff...one little tip, check that the waterproof push rods have the tiny O ring inside, I nearly lost my little Kilo due to one of the push rods missing that vital little O ring. Not Mark's fault, just one of those things I guess. He must see hundreds of the things, so one missing O ring isn't bad.

    He also made the end caps for the wtc in my first LA, they were really well made...about £25 the pair, I think.

    Look forward to seeing some pictures soon.

    Compliments of the season to you and yours...


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    Re: A1 Down Under Models - Contact !

    Post  acrowot (Geof) on Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:37 pm

    Hi richard thanks for the advice on the push rods I will double check for seals
    I have cut nearly 200 holes and now started the conning tower will start a thread when I get fully under way with It
    Take care geof

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