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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > How many is to Many
How many is to Many
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none
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 185
22nd Mar 2017 09:27  
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I just have to ask this question.

How many model boats do you have working.

How many under construction.
And how many set aside for later builds.

And I guess how many that will never get built..

Ronturnbull
(Seaman)





Forum Posts: 1
22nd Mar 2017 09:51  
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3 working. 1 building and 4 others under consideration! !!


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R Turnbull
canabus
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 57
22nd Mar 2017 10:26  
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Hi
I have 3 working, 2 building, 2 restoration projects,1 maybe(I cutout the frames and keel) and plans of the Sea Queen, Sea Rover and would like to rebuild the Sea Hornet, but, 25% larger!!
How many will never get built in the 64 dollar question!!!!!

WorcesterModelBoatCl
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 5
22nd Mar 2017 10:31  
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That is a scary question to ask.

I think if you dont know the answer off the top of your head is possibly to many.

I had a database of my fleet, all indexed with setups, condition, if they needed any work, ones i wouldnt sell ones i might sell, what i might like in the future. Thats long out of the window now.

Is there a too many number? I dont want to start adding my collection up, its well over 50, and 45 of those would be ready to sail at a moments notice.

This could become like an AA meeting, Hi Im Bob and I have a problem......

none
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 185
22nd Mar 2017 12:55  
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And I have 1 springer tug 1 Ayton cross tug Both working

Two under construction And one on a plan.

And I thought I had too many.

figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
22nd Mar 2017 13:28  
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OK, I have three Tugboats one cabin cruiser and one speed boat!
And if you saw the amount of room I have, you would wonda how.
Of course let's not forget the two 43" barges I have!
And two foam Barges
There is no set number to how many you have it's a hobby!
Did I neglect to mention it's addicting..........
Where's my next Build? LOL😁
Oop's I forgot to mention one foam pier!


"Fair winds calm Seas"
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1023
21st Apr 2017 13:42  
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a REAL scary question 🤔
1 H class Destroyer and 1 Submarine KM IIA (1:72) in SLEP (Service Life Extension Programme!)
1 KM pocket Battleship Graf Spee & 1 HMS Belfast (1:128) in Fitting Out Dock.
1 Tug Southampton ca 1:50 ARTR
1 Kentish Fishing Boat ca 1:50 inherited restoration & motorisation project
1 Sea Scout restoration ARTR, built by my Dad 50 years ago!
1 flying boat ARTR
1 Hovercraft needing painting & RC gear fitting.
Potential 'Plastic Magic' :-
1:350 Bismarck, USS Enterprise (The Big E), HMS Hood, HMS Ark Royal, Airfix HMS Illustrious (Invincible class) & T45 Daring
1:72 Revell Flower class corvette, German Lifeboat & S100 class E Boat, Airfix MTB, RAF Launch, KM E Boat
1:144 Revell Fletcher class destroyer.
Have started collecting Micron Radio gear for the conversions.
And JFF an Airship! Ready except for the Helium needed!
Plus many 1:400 1:600 1:720WW2 navies plastic kits & etched parts JFF & to hone the skills
I should live so long ! Help 🤔
Cheers from Munich Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
rolfman2000
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 101
21st Apr 2017 18:01  
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One 34" Fireboat
One 34" Huntsman
One 34" Perkasa
One 28" Huntress

Now she wants me to get rid of them all if possible, as I don't get out enough to sail them since my spinal condition worsened. But my normal reply to the question of how many models one bloke should have is... How ever many he has at the moment... plus one 😎

Midlife306
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 142
21st Apr 2017 18:12  
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Funny, I was in a supermarket with the wife last night & this woman was having a right go at her husband saying he already had enough "toys" !!!
I just had to go up to her & say "sorry love, a man just can't have enough toys"
Even she had to laugh as everyone else was 👍
Cheers
Wayne

John
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 83
21st Apr 2017 21:50  
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I have 12 working boats, 4 boat under construction, just the 1 set aside for later and I have no idea how many will never get built.


Happy sailing.

John.
Rochdaleblue
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 9
21st Apr 2017 23:56  
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I have 2 working 1 under construction and 4 waiting in the wings.

NickW
(Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 75
22nd Apr 2017 23:59  
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1 working (but needs a plaster) 2 not working (future projects) 1 on it's way to me (will be working within a week) and i'm looking for another - i've just gone completely hatstand since I bought my first boat several weeks ago.....I downsized to a bungalow now I may need to move again to a storage container!! :-)

Commodore-H
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 13
24th Apr 2017 19:02  
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You can never have too many boats

Skipper44
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 10
3rd Jun 2017 09:23  
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Too Many! I have probably around 5 working (a 6th for sale) and am building an aeronaut pilot and am scratch building a sailing yacht, with infinate more planned! XD

Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1350
3rd Jun 2017 09:40  
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Interesting topic. It would be great if all the models appeared in individual member's profiles under Boats in Harbour. A quick check of those who have posted already suggests many do not post the details.
I rarely count the number of models and projects but I have 20 in my harbour and about half as many again under construction or awaiting restoration.
Fortunately I have a large shed to store them all as well as space in the loft for the hulls awaiting to be built.
Is it too many?, possibly but there is still room space for more but my age is beginning to work against me!
Dave


Live long and prosper

Dave
rolfman2000
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 101
3rd Jun 2017 10:32  
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Well. Having listed my fleet earlier, I bought a couple of "to do" Veron Police launches on eBay earlier in the week. When collecting them, Ross said "I have a few more to get rid of for a friend of mine", and that, as they, is history. I left there with, and added to my fleet...

2 x Veron Thames Police Launch.
1 x 34" PT 109 (scratchbuilt).
1 x Vosper RTTL (kit unknown).
1 x 46" Aerokits RAF Fire/Crash Tender.

Those of you who are paying attention, will not I have just doubled my fleet. And with another 46" fire tender on the horizon, my total will be up to 11 now (only actually 3 in sailing condition), but lots of projects and "to do's" in store.
Best wishes, Dave W. 😊

none
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 185
3rd Jun 2017 12:01  
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I only wish I had the room for more

Helineil
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 5
3rd Jun 2017 16:42  
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I have two sailing boats, two tugs, one trawler,one pilot boat, one speedboat all working. Restoring one robbe dusseldorf, building one tamar lifeboat,helping my son with a 48" perkasa and I have two lesro fire tenders waiting to be restored and a steam launch to build and now I am wondering why I keep looking at other boats and dreaming. Good job my wife understands, I just can't help myself!

figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 319
3rd Jun 2017 16:48  
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We have to all face it, we're all a bunch of model boat junkies!😜


"Fair winds calm Seas"
AllenA
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 69
3rd Jun 2017 17:23  
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We always have room for just one more Admiral.

Helineil
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 5
3rd Jun 2017 17:45  
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I've just been informed by my wife that I forgot to mention a small hydrofoil, a pond yatch and a small glassfibre hull that I had forgot about. O well blame my old age!

Hugh
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 13
4th Jun 2017 08:53  
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I have two working,one almost there and another scratch built coming up, plus 5 static models. We are strange folk, but must have something in common to be building and sailing them.

don6398
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 6
4th Jun 2017 17:10  
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I have 5 working but cannot do them all at once and 1 being work on and one in planned restoration and something down the line.


don6398
tidtug
(Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 97
4th Jun 2017 18:04  
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I've got about twelve boats and there was a group of us boaters but each went other ways i.e. Radio Cars lorries and planes. So I have not been sailing for about five years.

none
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 185
4th Jun 2017 20:04  
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Is there nowhere near to you that you could have a quick sail ?

tidtug
(Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 97
4th Jun 2017 20:24  
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Yes thanks but it's not quite the same as a group of you.

Graham
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 6
5th Jun 2017 06:48  
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We have just moved house so I (and my wife) are now fully aware of the true situation.
I (that is we ) have :-
3-46" fireboats
4-34" fireboats
1-Sea Queen
1-Sea Scout
1-Sea Hornet ,which is unbuilt
1-RM2, which I have owned since about 1964
1-Snoopy hydroplane
1-OS Max 40 powered multi racer from the 1980s
1-54" offshore racer which needs building
...and I just bought a 46" fibre glass crash tender hull

A couple are electric but mostly diesel, petrol or glow powered ,including, Super Fury, Racers, Hunters, Frog, McCoy, Merco, a Force 10 and a Gannet.
The "problem" would appear to be growing, I recently built a Peacemaker control liner and bought a Pinto 1/2A team racer on Ebay....I can sense the rocket approaching !!