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    Mamod ME1 Steam Marine Engine
    by boaty ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mamod ME1 Steam Marine Engine
    6 years ago by boaty ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    From Boaty - Managed to obtain a Wilesco D52 steam marine engine okay but am having some difficulty in either getting a plan or an actual model of the SS Activity steam powered coaster from Hobbies circa mid 1960s. It now appears that it may have been in the 1964 Hobbies Annual and not the 1965 edition as I first thought. This model appears to be very obscure especially when compared to the likes of Aerokits and Veron boats etc of that period.

    Does anyone know if there is one for sale or do they know if plans for this model are still available. Trying to find info on this boat at present is like searching for live dinosaurs and crashed U.F.Os etc.

    Regards Boaty

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Boaty- SS Activity, Semi Scale Coaster from Hobbies ltd
    6 years ago by boaty ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for that info.

    I have checked X List but still cant find plans for SS Activity.

    Is there anyone out there who had such a model circa mid 1960s or anyone with specialist knowledge of boats or plans that were produced by Hobbies Ltd of Norfolk around this period?: cool:

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Boaty- SS Activity, Semi Scale Coaster from Hobbies ltd
    6 years ago by onetenor ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Have you looked on the numerous plans sites and their X- lists?. Google for them

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Boaty- SS Activity, Semi Scale Coaster from Hobbies ltd
    6 years ago by boaty ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks Mark I may need to get a copy if a boat or a plan does not turn up. Andrew at Hobbies ltd is also searching for a Plan Number.

    As this boat was not actually marketed as a kit but just a plan with a wood pack, it may have been lost off the radar altogether.

    As it is 36 inches in length and 6 inch beam with main superstructure aft, I may be able to at least build a replica as near as possible from memory .

    Many thanks Boaty:

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Boaty- SS Activity, Semi Scale Coaster from Hobbies ltd
    6 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Boaty, just looked on amazon, the Hobbies annual 1964 is available from several sellers quite cheep. Mark

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    6 years ago by boaty ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    ๐Ÿ˜Š Does anyone still use the Mamod ME 1 marine steam engine?

    Its been over 50 years since I last saw one in action.
    This was at New Brighton Lake in the SS Activity. The Activity was a semi scale kit for a coaster manufactured by Hobbies Ltd of Norfolk and was advertised in their Annual in 1965.
    It was 36 inches long with a narrow beam, the engine protruding through a cut out in the deck with an exhaust pipe that was connected to the funnel.

    Over the past 12 months I have managed to collect 2 Mamod engines , one being the SE1 Stationary Engine and other being the Mamod TE1 Traction Engine similar to the one I got for Christmas in 1963.

    I have been on the lookout for an ME1 but had no luck finding one. Restoration of such and engine should not be a problem as I find Tony Green Steam Models in Lincolnshire are excellent for quality repairs.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mamod ME1 Steam Marine Engine
    27 days ago by David1963 ( Recruit)
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    Just found this post, I have both the plans and the boat. Built by my father back in the early 60's.
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    6 years ago by boaty ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    From Boaty, Managed to get hold of a Wilesco D52 steam unit and I am looking either for plans or a complete model of the SS Activity.

    Awaiting a response from Hobbies ltd ref availability

    Regards ๐Ÿ˜Š Boaty

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Mamod ME1 Steam Marine Engine
    6 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Sorry cant give you more details, seen it last night but saw your post afterwards, contact our commodore, Alan, he will definitely know the details

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Mamod ME1 Steam Marine Engine
    6 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Mate, was at our club meeting last night and there was a wilesco boiler, engine and prop assembly for sale, if your interested go on our web site etherow model boat club and the contact is on there, dont know price but it looked in very good nic
    Regards Mark

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Mamod ME1 Steam Marine Engine
    6 years ago by boaty ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    ๐Ÿ˜Š Hi Mark

    Thanks for that info. I will take a look online as I have not yet found one at the local flea market in Ellesmere Port on Monday and Thursday mornings.

    Is the Wilesco D48 similar to the ME1, ie engine and boiler on one baseplate?. The ME1 as I remember it had an integral prop shaft and stern tube while the ME2 did not.

    Regards Boaty

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Mamod ME1 Steam Marine Engine
    6 years ago by skegness ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have a wilesco D48 steam marine model for sale(Brand new never been used) ,I saw a "Glasgow paddle tug" last year at Blackpool with one in.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Mamod ME1 Steam Marine Engine
    6 years ago by shavings ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    http://modelsteam.myfreeforum.org/sutra782408.php#782408i

    Boaty try this link for size!

    Roger
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    6 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Boaty, go on line there are quite a few sellers dealing in Mamod, worth a look. Mark

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