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Sounds great Michael,
Can't wait to see your new acquired steam engine!👍
That was very generous of Gary!
Now you will be bitten by the steam bug...…
1 hour ago by 🇺🇸 figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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Started 4 months ago
Latest 1 hour ago
She was launched in 1872, and was effectively the first RN modern era battleship. I am thinking of modeling her. Does anyone have any good info, drawings, photos etc?
5 hours ago by 🇨🇦 Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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Editing WIKI How To Articles - Or not!?
Don't nobody panic, It's just a few hiccup's!😂🤣😉
5 hours ago by 🇺🇸 figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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New forum rankings.
Having just read all your views It is what it is.
Good job looks good
6 hours ago by 🇬🇧 dragon ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
47 Posts 75 Likes
Started 5 days ago
Latest 6 hours ago
Can't edit or add to boat in harbour
Many thanks for your prompt reply to my moans.
I am pleased that Facebook do not have any personal details.
I had been absent from the site for some time due to personal issues and on returning find it has all changed. Being 80 years old you can imagine that I am reluctant to change! Full marks to you for all you do and I will shut up and have patience.
I myself run two web sites (Hoylake and Southport MBC's) and do realize your problems. Keep up the good work and sorry for being a grumpy old man.
HMS Daffodil fitted with armour for WW1 raid on Zeebrugge in 1918.
Scratch built on fiberglass hull. No plans, just from old photos. The Mersey Ferry requisitioned by Admiralty and later to become Royal Daffodil in recognition of her actions at the Zeebrugge raid.
2 days ago by 4clubs
(Fire Boat) 34" Aerokits Crash Tender
Can't really complain about this setup, the boat performs well and the battery life is also very good considering the performance it delivers. (Motor: Mega X Motor) (ESC: Barracuda) (9/10).
10 years ago by Fireboat
Virgin Atlantic Challenger
Hi there, this is the only pic I have of Virgin Atlantic Challenger on the water, which I built from 'free' plans in a model boats magazine - built all of lite ply - powered by 7.4 NiCad batteries - and there is a Race 5
4 days ago by JOHN
Tug Brooklyn is a Circa 1910 Steam Tug!
3 days ago by figtree7nts
(Working Vessel) Eppleton Hall
I am in the process of building a 32nd scale model of the paddle tug "Eppleton Hall" from scratch, for the most part. The hull is complete now and ready for fiberglass. Stay tuned for progress updates... (Motor: 540 MFA 919D) (ESC: VIPER Marine 25) (10/10)
6 months ago by Ishmael
I bought this yacht via a well known auction website. it was owned by an old gent who had passed away and was covered in dust and the ABS white hull had yellowed with age. I cleaned the yacht up, rubbed the timber decks down and varnished them, re-painted the superstructure, rubbed down the hull and spayed the hull a grey/brown colour. it came complete with auxiliary motor, batteries, sail winch servo, ESC and navigation light switching unit. The yacht sails perfectly and looks great on the water. A real bargain buy. (Motor: Robbe) (ESC: Hitec Gold) (9/10)
2 years ago by ads90
(Working Vessel) Northlight Clyde Puffer
The Clyde Puffer is a Caldercraft kit of 1:32 scale. it is a representative model of a typical small coaster from the Western isles of Scotland, known to many ship lovers as a 'Clyde Puffer'. it has a GRP hull which has full external detail, riveting, strakes etc. and a plywood superstructure and decking plus over 200 white metal fittings. As usual for Caldercraft you need to have your thinking cap on as the A0 plan and the 'instruction book' do not match up but of course they do expect you to have a little bit of experience in model building. it has taken me about 6 months to build, but working on and off over this time. it has a large hull which is easy to house the motor, ESC, RC and batteries, etc. (I installed 2 lead acid 6 volt batteries, one on each side amidships) which gives stability and ballast. Being a large deep hull it needs a lot of ballast, even in its short length. I have only tested her in the big white test tank at home so do not know how it will perform on our lake. I have sailed her many times on our lake and she certainly sails well. I installed an electronic switch for the navigation lights and gives a good effect during the darker afternoons/evening. (Motor: MFA) (ESC: Viper Marine 15) (9/10)
2 years ago by ads90
(Naval Ship) Sir Kay (T241)
This is my Sir Kay (T241) - Round Table Class Minesweeper. it is from the Caldercraft range and I was fortunate to recently acquire it - I would have much preferred to have built it but couldn't miss the opportunity of it being given to me by an old retiring modeller. it just needed new RC throughout, a good clean, a tidy up and some fresh paint here and there plus a bit of rigging renewal. Not tried it in the water yet but will do tomorrow at our Club meet. (Motor: MFA Geared 2.5:1) (ESC: Mtroniks) (5/10)