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Pinkie Pie - Posted: 5 months ago by Krampus
Model kit made on or about 1969 by defunct German firm Robbe based upon Chris Craft Roamer motor yachts of the era. Hull appears to be inspired on 1950s Chris Craft Constellation series. Model tried to emulate a 46 feet version. I got this one half-built and adapted as a gift for my child inspired in the "My Little Pony" characters. Approx. 1/20 scale. Authentic Chris Craft Roamer 46 measured 46 x 15 feet. It runs with a 4-bladed 40mm metal propeller, 320A 7.2V-16V ESC 30A constant, a NiMH 9.6v battery, and a Mabuchi 540 Motor.

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Mi Nuh Biznizz - Posted: 5 months ago by Krampus
First sea trial of "Mi Nuh Biznizz" (meaning "I don't care" in Jamaican slang). All plastic built using an altered Krick Lisa-M hull. Work in progress. Pretty wet run. Needs some spray rails, that's for sure 🤔

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Bademenuss - Posted: 5 months ago by Krampus
Altered Krick Lisa M model kit seeking realism. Inspired on 1970s 40, 42 and 43 Hatteras, Uniflite and Viking Double Cabin American yachts. 9v LED navigation lights system. Approx. 1/20 scale. Real life boat could be nearly 39 x 13.7 feet. Similar real-life Hatteras 40 Double Cabin yacht measured 41 x 13.7 feet. Runs with NiMH 9.4v battery, an HPI Racing 1145 Gt 550 Motor 14.4V, and a 40mm 3 blade propeller.😁

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Response by Krampus on the 23rd Jun 2017
Oh yeah, the name part. Happens that when very young, my child called a swimsuit a "Bademenuss" instead of "Badeanzug". So there goes the name. My favorite one was for helicopters. She called them "hauchies".
Response by RNinMunich on the 23rd Jun 2017
Hi Krampus, there's another name needing some explaining! And yes I do know where it comes from having lived here for 30 years! Santa Claus' / St Nicholas' gruesome companion who scares all the kids who've been bad 😭 Interesting choice 😉
Bademenuss / Hauchies; now I understand 😊 Kids are super inventive improvisers. My daughter couldn't get her tongue round elephant so it came out 'Lumplump'. 😊 Cheers Doug 😎
Response by Brightwork on the 3rd Nov 2017
wow!!!! well done

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Sea Hornet - Posted: 5 months ago by Jim
While waiting for a second coat of epoxy to dry on my other model i enlarged some plans of an old Sea Hornet kit that I purchased a few days ago. I copied them 25% larger which gives length of 32 inches i then cut out the keel and bulkheads, i have only fitted them loosely for the picture.
Done a bit more to the hull and fitted the stringers and the bottom skins

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Response by RNinMunich on the 7th Jun 2017
80 quid! 🤔 Tell the other half it was dirt cheap on E-Bay 😉😉
http://www.vintagemodelboats.com/page18.html
My little Sea Scout is the same price
http://www.vintagemodelboats.com/page3.html
Both were 35/- way back then, pic is from KeiKraft catalogue.
Here is a tour round the KeilKraft factory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIhs0ltNwK8
"This is cine film transferred to VHS in 2003 of the Keil Kraft model factory shot in the 1960s. Keil produced balsa wood model aircraft kits some of which were gliders, some were powered by model diesel engines and other powered by rubber bands. They were also agents for the Superquick cardboard model buildings for use with model railways."
Health & Safety? Wassat?? 😉
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by muddy on the 23rd Jun 2017
Thanks for the info and the K-K film.. Wonderful stuff.. Muddy....
Response by canabus on the 23rd Jun 2017
Hi Jim
I will be watching this built very close, as I have built one from original plans and also did the 25% as a future project.
Because of the very limited engine and radio hatch, I design them larger, but, you are on the right path. I installed a 28mm brushless motor, 3S 2650mah Lipo battery with a 2 blade 32mm brass prop. I don't think the 25% bigger a one would require any more power as it a rocket. My hatches run down the deck planking lines, the original hatches are only for show.
The engine starts from the front seat and finishes at the rear windscreen.
I made up the cockpit floors etc. before I skinned the sides, a lot easier, also the floor is split over the keel with the seats one piece.

Can-a-bus

Canabus

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Nor star Kingfisher - Posted: 6 months ago by Grandpa
I have video now to show you.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eanimqiOh54&feature=youtu.be

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Response by Peter47 on the 7th Jun 2017
I think you have to put it on You Tube first, copy its url, then Click on Video Gallery tab, when it opens just click on submit video and away you go.
Response by Dave M on the 7th Jun 2017
Video now posted mdlbt.com/29735

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Sweet Sue and Imara. - Posted: 7 months ago by sandkb
A pleasant day out on the water with my mate Rod and his steam tug Imara and Sweet Sue.

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Response by Dave M on the 12th Apr 2017
Looks idyllic!
Response by John on the 26th Apr 2017
Looks great, wish I was there.

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Sweet Sue - Posted: 7 months ago by sandkb
Sweet Sue steam launch has another lovely day sailing at Kowhai Park. Feilding, New Zealand.

HELP !
I still can't seem to work out how to a post a video on the Video site.

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Response by sandkb on the 27th Apr 2017
Hi John. You should be able to see a recent video of Sweet Sue Steam launch taken at Kowhai Park in Feilding. Let me know. Cheers Kevin
Response by John on the 27th Apr 2017
Hi Kevin, I can not see the video. Where have you uploaded it?

Ta, John.
Response by sandkb on the 27th Apr 2017
Hi John.
Go to video gallery. Click on. Scroll through the first page and you will come across 3 videos of Sweet Sue Steam launch. The first one is a test run up out of the water. The next 2 videos are taken at Kowhai Park. I've just checked all 3 and they are displaying. If you still have trouble Google up you tube and search for Sweet Sue Steam launch. They're in there too. Cheers Kevin

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Riva. - Posted: 8 months ago by danroyds
Managed to get the crew in! but not happy with the brushless motor would like to put a arrowshark with e/start in.

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Response by Dave M on the 6th Apr 2017
Hi and welcome to the site.
If you are considering using an IC in the model I suggest you find a local club or water where you can sail. Many local authority waters prohibit IC engines.
I see you recently asked for details of a club in Torquay and note that we do have a club registered (Model Boat Clubs) as Torbay and District MBC. You could try sending a pm to one of the members registered as sailing there and ask for details.
Good looking crew!
Dave

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Norstar Wave Princess - Posted: 8 months ago by AllenA
Built this Wave Princess 30 years ago meaning to use it with my children. Languished in attic since and now retired going to resurrect her for Grandchildren and would welcome any advice on motor size, prop shaft length, Propeller size etc etc. Picked up an as new MacGregor Digimac 111 transmitter receiver and servos at Boot Sale for £5, seems fitting I should use it for the old girl.

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"Sweet Sue" - Posted: 9 months ago by sandkb
A couple of new pics taken yesterday of "Sweet Sue" second time out and under steam.

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Response by sandkb on the 4th Mar 2017
Sorry I can't seem to be able to post a video. If you click on YouTube and type in Sweet Sue steam launch you will find it.
Response by sparkey on the 24th Apr 2017
Nice steamer, here's mine she is getting on a bit but gets used every week.
Response by sparkey on the 26th Apr 2017
A friends Borkum at the lake on Sunday.


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