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MTB 379 - Posted: 25 days ago by wunwinglo
My uncle Peter was a flotilla leader with coastal forces in the Mediterean, in the second half of WW2 . My late father, Douglas, his brother, built the pictured MTB in 1956. It ran with i.c. power until 1962, when it was mothballed.

I recently restored and upgraded the model (brushless motors etc) and thought that it would be great to take the model all the way down a lake in Devon to demonstrate it for him. Not having any local knowledge, I put a request on this excellent site, asking for help from local guys and must say that the site has some wonderful subscribers who came forward with help and support, especially Keystone. He was brilliant and greatly contributed to make the visit a great success. thanks, mate. My uncle and the other members present greatly enjoyed it, though the windy, cold conditions rendered the rum tot most acceptable!! The photos are self explanatory. The tug was there as a rescue boat if required.

Many thanks to all Model Boats' members who responded to my request for help.

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Response by Donnieboy on the 3rd May 2018
It's great to see a restored model running especially when it's a boat that a family member built.Great restoration.
Response by reilly4 on the 4th May 2018
It is a good thing that the realistic 15" shells splashes kept missing the MTB. 😉
Response by wunwinglo on the 4th May 2018
I thought that they were depth charges!

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Minerve - Posted: 1 month ago by PMBDTCentral
A few shots from today at the Portsmouth Model Boat Display Teams new club house at the Explosion Museum, Gosport- the tide was out so no boats on the water ☹️
So we sat back with a coffee and some ice cream, enjoyed the sunshine while watching the tide come in ( to give us an idea of how long either side of high tide we have usable water ) and the various boats going around the harbour with a backdrop of HMS Queen Elizabeth. The ex USS Chesapeake/ex HMS Revenge was given an airing in the sun. She is now the Minerve/HMS Minerve depending on which side she is fighting on

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Response by SelwynWilliams on the 24th Apr 2018
Beautiful model

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LCT548 - Posted: 3 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate
Built as a rescaled version of a free plan in Model boat magazine (Dec 2009) now scaled to 1/16 to allow rc tanks to be carried

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Response by Bryan-the-pirate on the 29th Mar 2018
A few more photos including the radio controlled cargo now in british livery
Response by SelwynWilliams on the 24th Apr 2018
This is the wreck of a LCT on Chesil Beach, although American built it was manned by RN Personnel.
Response by Bryan-the-pirate on the 24th Apr 2018
That is an interesting photo Thanks for posting it.

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Flower Class Corvette - Posted: 3 months ago by PMBDTCentral
A short selection of the flower class corvettes of the Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team. All made from the same 1/48 hull mould, they are not exact replicas - more designed to look 'good' on the water. Finely detailed models do not tend to remain finely detailed for long with the abuse the Team puts them through!
I am going through the photo collection and having a good sort out and reorganisation (thanks to my old laptop crashing) amd will post more as I can.

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PT 109 - Posted: 3 months ago by CB90
PT 109 was one of the hundreds of motor torpedo boats (PT) of the PT 103 class completed between 1942 and 1945 by Elco Naval Division of Electric Boat Company at Bayonne, New Jersey. The Elco boats were the largest in size of the three types of PT boats built for U.S. use during World War II. Wooden-hulled, 80 feet long with a 20-foot, 8-inch beam, the Elco PT boats had three 12-cylinder Packard gasoline engines generating a total of 4,500 horsepower for a designed speed of 41 knots. With accommodations for 3 officers and 14 men, the crew varied from 12 to 14. Its full-load displacement was 56 tons. Early Elco boats had two 20mm guns, four .50-caliber machine guns, and two or four 21-inch torpedo tubes. Some of them carried depth charges or mine racks. Later boats mounted one 40mm gun and four torpedo launching racks. Many boats received ad-hoc refits at advanced bases, mounting such light guns as Army Air Forces 37mm aircraft guns and even Japanese 23mm guns. Some PTs later received rocket launchers.

This Proboat PT 109 model was brought in 2013 for £100 these boats are rare now, This one had a few faults with the propshafts they were bent and noisy both were replaced, with quality 4mm shafts, motors twin 600s were also replaced by Graupner versions along with mounts and couplings, basically all the running gear, also two ESCs by Aquapower were added and a 2.4G RC system.

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Perkasa Class - Posted: 3 months ago by CB90
Perkasa MTB

A favourite model boat there must have been hundreds if not thousands made.
When I brought mine there was a choice between two sizes 36in (90cm) or 48in (120cm) and then you could choose between a wooden hull or a fibreglass hull. I went for the smaller boat with the fibreglass hull. this was back in the 1980s.

Background of the boat
The boats Perkasa class consisted of three motor torpedo boats built by Vosper (UK) for the Malaysian Navy as follows:-

Perkasa 150
Penula 151
Handalan 152

This model has 3 motors, port & starboard are Graupner 600s and one 700 type in the centre runs 3 ESCs front and rear guns operate via servos, with flashing LEDs down the barrels.

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CB90 - Posted: 3 months ago by CB90
The Model is scratch built from Photos and profiles of the internet it is around 52 inches long and currently runs on two Graupner 700 turbo motors (14.4v) and dual Mtroniks 25A ESC (12v) running twin contra rotating 45mm props, this model can spin on its own axis like the real boat but does not use waterjets due to cost. Completed in 2017.

Whats a CB90

Its a Command Boat 90 originally built by Docstar in sweden and later also built in the USA under licence.
The boat has a multi role capability and has be used by the Army, Police, Coast Guard and Ambalence Service

Originally a Military craft for coastal waters and rivers with a shallow draft and powered by twin water jets this 15 ton Aluminum boat can deliver half a platoon directly on to beach heads via its landing craft type single man door at the bow.

This craft has excellent manoveraility and can crash stop ( go into full reverse and stop) in 1.5 x its length. No-wonder the american's wanted this boat.

Video of real boat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I42PVJtOlc

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Celtic Ambassador - Posted: 3 months ago by jugge
Kit from England , running light and bowtruster working good in the sea
built for about 3 years ago

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HMS Victory - Posted: 3 months ago by SelwynWilliams
https://www.facebook.com/thesocietyfornauticalresearch/ This is the link for a laser scan of HMS Victory,truly amazing.

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MGBs in Weymouth 1943 - Posted: 3 months ago by SelwynWilliams
Two MGBs painted in Weymouth Harbour in 1943 with some great details of guns with the Nothe Fort in the background.

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Response by reilly4 on the 23rd Apr 2018
They look like Fairmile D's.
Response by SelwynWilliams on the 24th Apr 2018
Thanks for that, this is a photo of one I found on the internet
Response by reilly4 on the 4th May 2018
There is an old British war movie 'Appointment with Venus', about the rescue of a prize cow. It features a Fairmile D in some great scenes. If one is building a Fairmile D then the boats in this movie will provide inspiration.


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