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Samson Post Rounded £1.00 GBP
Rounded Samson Post in both 1:16 and 1:12 scales. Available in white, grey or black.

1:16 Scale: 9mm base diameter. 10mm height.
1:12 Scale: 13mm base diameter. 15mm height.
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Life Ring (1:16 Scale) £2.00 GBP
Life Ring, made in white with orange segments, orange with white segments, or plain white for painting. 45mm diameter. Requires a small amount of assembly. The ring and segments are separate and slot into place. They will need to be glued in with a tiny dot of plastic glue. Assembly instructions included. 1:16 scale.
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Tito neri tug boat by tugboatguy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 hours ago
Hi everyone I have a Tito neri tug boat for sale for 1000.00 dollars Canadian and you pay your own shipping is the shipper of your choice I live in Kamloops bc Canada my email address is mac2311@shaw.ca .

Grand Modellers Bring & Buy Sale by ColinT Lieutenant   Posted: 8 hours ago
7th April 2019 Mutual Model Boat Society Grand Modellers Bring & Buy Sale Crimble croft Community Centre Come along and enjoy this famous event, Either to sell or purchase your supplies There are always lots of unusual bargains to be had Opening time for sales 09.30am Opening time for traders 08.30am Food available from 09.00am Closing time 1.00pm The whole site is wheel chair friendly Admission £1.50 includes a raffle ticket To Reserve a sellers Table, 6ft x 2ft =£10.00 Please contact Kevan Winward 07803 975089 or Colin Travis 07905028298

The BIG St.Albans Model Show by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 hours ago
Thanks Michael👍 Oops! Oh dear, another one for Jeremy's In Box 😲

Being Sociable. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 hours ago
Hi Peejay, You kick started my memory as well!👍 A few years ago I was astounded to find some repros, also made from Coke tins and the like, in a flea market. So I bought a few. Gave most away as presents and just spent half an hour fruitlessly looking for mine. 🤔 Guess it'll turn up when I'm looking for something totally different. It used slow burning tablets about 2cm diameter as I recall. I have no idea where I can get such things these days. I'm currently trying to sort my stash of kits and materials to reorganise the workshop so I can find 'stuff' quickly and get some projects finished at last!! TOO MUCH STUFF😲 Cheers, Doug

The BIG St.Albans Model Show by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 hours ago
Nice one doug

The deck planking. by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 hours ago
Rob likewise it was good to meet up, and the boat/s lived up to expectations.

Electric Barbarella by Peejay Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 10 hours ago
She's a beauty!!! (And I am not talking about only the lady in the cockpit!) I grew up a block away from the river, and there were a lot of pleasure craft in the area. Most of them were pre-70's as I left before then.

Being Sociable. by Peejay Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 11 hours ago
My memory is kicking in, now. My first little steamer was a "Putt-Putt Boat," NOT a "Pop-Pop" boat. These had a little boiler over a candle or a heat tab that directed the steam out a little underwater pipe in the back of the boat. The boiler would make a "putt-putt" sound, which gave them there name. The one I have now is a tinplate reproduction toy. It is designed to run like the old ones did -- I just haven't done it yet. I have also seen a larger one of these in a 1940s book like "The Boy Mechanic," where copper tubing was used for the "boiler." The two ends of the tubing were directed aft at a shallow angle, just like stuffing boxes, and the middle of the tubing was would in a coil with three to four turns and supported so that a can of "canned heat," used for keeping chafing dishes hot, could be inserted under the coil to generate the steam. If I recall correctly, the two ends (steam pipes) have to be bent so they are both a little higher than the bottom of the coil to avoid having all the water drain out immediately. If I find that book I will post any drawings they have.

Being Sociable. by Peejay Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 11 hours ago
Good Morning, Gary: (It's Morning somewhere!) I have been interested in steam for a considerable time, and even have an article stashed away on making a turbine for a model of the SS Savannah, which is, after all, a steamship with a nuclear powered boiler. My own work has been limited (mostly by budget) to the Midwest Models single cylinder steam engine, and I have a "Fantail Launch" kit ready for some upgrades and installation of the steam engine. Stay with us, as I am sure, as already stated by others, that there are interested members of the forum, and you will pick up more when they see you are not just talking about a little pop-pop boat running in circles. (I do have one of those, as well. I had one when I was much younger, but it is little more than a memory these days.)

Sea Trials and mods. by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 hours ago
I have just been watching your video again of your Crash Tender on the water. I do have a couple more questions, first is what motor is in her and second is she going full throttle on the water or not. Sorry to be nosey.

White Star BB"570" by Joe727 Admiral   Posted: 11 hours ago
Good use of the magnets. The neodyne magnets are amazingly strong, I used two back to back to hold something, it was so strong I could hardly get the thing apart! Nice work on the boat! Joe

PS Enterprise by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 hours ago
I agree Joe, Intriguing! but I might be tempted to use some plastic tubing liners on the breakthroughs through the decks and coamings. Otherwise you might end up with a chain saw 😲 Cheers, Doug 😎

PS Enterprise by Joe727 Admiral   Posted: 12 hours ago
Hello, I never thought of building a chain driven rudder drive, looks good, I'll have to try it sometime. Joe

Being Sociable. by Newby7 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 hours ago
Hello to Gary Wanted to up-date you on the puffer build the steam plant came in and is now mounted in the puffer everything seems to work so far needs water testing to see how it will run. Rick

The BIG St.Albans Model Show by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 hours ago
Dear Jeremy, That will happen with ALL POSTS - UNLESS you go to your Profile and adjust your Notification settings, i.e. stop ALL Notifications except your own PMs. Simply uncheck the relevant boxes. It's the Notifications function which sends the e-mails. Most of us find it very useful. A bit of banter is what makes this site live and less 'dry' than most others. There's always the 'Delete All' button on your device!!😉 Best regards, Doug😎

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