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Bella - Posted: 2 years ago by Deswelham
47" working Narrowboat. All wood construction but have fibreglassed below the waterline. Plenty of detail in the living quaters

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Response by Dave M on the 11th Mar 2016
Great looking model. We had a member who built a similar model and fitted it out with dolls house fittings.
Have you sailed your model?, if I remember correctly the turning circle was not good.
Response by Deswelham on the 11th Mar 2016
Yes have raided my granddaughter's dolls house for bits and bobs. Sails well and has the turning circle of a real container ship 😊 . Great fun though

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Grace of Harwich - Posted: 3 years ago by 15Weyb
Grace is my first and favourite rc model. I bought this for a bargain £70 on ebay, requiring a little care and attention. She sails beautifully and looks good in the water. She sits low and looks like a trading barge from days gone by.

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Response by Deswelham on the 11th Mar 2016
Still sailing on the Orwell. Great to see

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American Enterprise - Posted: 3 years ago by sharpy1071
A winter project for a friend who hasn't the resources to build, so I helped him out. nearly ready for the lake. Twin brushless motors/ESC's all water cooled and a few interior exterior lights.

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Response by sharpy1071 on the 12th Mar 2016
Thank you, yep put it on the water and another ESC packed up! Replace the ESC and it went very well but need adjustment of the batteries. Now it goes on the plane at a very scale speed. No need to go to fast as it is a working boat after all. Will try and get a video but it has gone home now so I will ask the owner to get one.
Response by figtree7nts on the 24th May 2016
Great looking American Enterprise, I remember 30 yrs ago or so I had the kit but lost it during a move. what a shame such a great looking boat! 😭
Response by sharpy1071 on the 24th May 2016
Thank you figtree7nts. It is a great looking boat there is no doubt about it, wish it were mine, handles very nice at speed and slow.

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MARINA - Posted: 3 years ago by Northumbrian
MARINA fishing boat
I bought this from a mate he was wanting to get rid of some of his boats it has a Mitronics esc /540 motor running on two 6v batteries 24" long & 7" beam

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Trawler - Posted: 3 years ago by Northumbrian
Great little trawler I also bought it from Gordon @ our club

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Vosper R.A.F. 73FT H.S.L 2564 ebay find - Posted: 3 years ago by silverfox
This is my newest project an Ebay buy of a delapidated HSL possibly used to advertise Model boat Insurance at some time maybe 50 years old !. I have removed all broken, out of scale and incorrect items, removed old repairs and internal engine mounts. Superstructure is not too accurate but good enough to keep. I have noticed the keel is slightly twisted so will have to try and rectify that and the rear deck is going to be removed also as the adhesive is soft and pliable and there is no rigidity in the build aft of the superstructure. I intend fitting 2 x 12v johnson 600 type brushed motors as the original had 2 props. I have plenty of photos of the external layout but lack any detail of the open bridge 😟 . I think this will be a difficult project to complete hope I do it justice

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Frederick Spashett - Posted: 3 years ago by petercbrown
This is a 30-inch static model of the trawler that had suffered damage and had most of the deck fittings missing when I got a hold of it.
It was 'de-constructed' by Victor Marcham of the Mablethorpe Model RC Boat Group. Being a static model, it had to be bored through to fit a propshaft, a motor and rudder, and had new decking, mast and working LED lights.
It has yet to be weighted so pond trials can begin.

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Response by petercbrown on the 20th Oct 2015
The Frederick Spashett: One of a number of small vessels, 80ft. between perpendiculars by 20ft. 6in. moulded breadth and 9ft. 9in. moulded depth, built in the late forties/early fifties. Frederick Spashett was actually constructed in 1949 by Richards Ironworks Ltd., Lowestoft Yard No. 388, and was the first of what was to become a very successful class of drifter/trawler. She was built for Small and Co. (Lowestoft) Ltd., one of the major fishing boat owners at that time.
Powered by a 231 BHP engine, she had an uneventful career as a drifter, and was transferred to the Trier Fishing Co. Ltd., Lowestoft, one of the companies within the Small and Co. group, during the fifties. This was a regular practice by trawler owners, some of which had a number of 'one ship companies' under one group.
In all, the Frederick Spashett spent 16 years operating from Lowestoft and other British ports during the various herring seasons.
Response by Ballast on the 21st Oct 2015
Thanks Peter ! I think it makes a build far more interesting when you know that it is a replica of an actual vessel and to know her history. Enjoy her.
Response by petercbrown on the 21st Oct 2015
You are right - it does make it more interesting... despite there being precious few pictures of her around! I'm as pleased as punch with the way she looks now.

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Tsecoa lol - Posted: 3 years ago by Jlambert
Been out of the hobby for about 10'years and started bilding the model slipway Tescos ll

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Response by petercbrown on the 20th Oct 2015
D.F. Cartwright, also known as Tony Cartwright (28 December 1916 ' 28 December 2009), was one of the people who revived Lowestoft's North Sea commercial fishing industry after the Second World War.
He had a heroic war record, winning a Military Cross (MC) and rising to the rank of Major. He was the grandson of Fred Spashett, an ex-mayor of Lowestoft and Lloyd's agent, who together with his son George Spashett, who had also won an MC in the First World War, had built up a large business in the port, but which had been decimated by the Second World War and the early death of George Spashett.
Together with Bill Suddaby, Maurice Hepton and Gordon Claridge, Cartwright built up a Lowestoft fishing fleet of some 130 vessels reaching its peak in the 1960s, employing some 1,500 fishermen and giving employment to marine engineers, fish merchants and processors, ship chandlers, net manufacturers, electronic and wireless workers, fuel suppliers and a host of other suppliers. It was reckoned that half the population of Lowestoft was dependent on the sea.
Response by petercbrown on the 6th Nov 2015
Well it looks like fantastic progress so far!
Response by petercbrown on the 11th Mar 2016
For 10 years out of 'the game' it doesn't show... coming along nicely!

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British Coast - Posted: 3 years ago by steve-fb40
Completely scratch built using balsa wood and Mahogany strips for the decks and bridge and the free plan by James Pottinger issued in Model Boat Magazine November 1996. The plans were well drawn at a scale of 1:93 how ever I doubled the size by just transfering each measurement directly onto the wood and a few card patterns were made when panneling the hull.
Powered with twin 12 volt motors, two 12 volt lead acid batteries and two 1 3/4" props I am well sattisfied with the end result. A full build log with pictures can be found on the ''Leith built Ships" web site, or look under ''The Loftsman"

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Response by chiefbrody on the 16th Aug 2015
Beautiful vessel Steve, might have a go at this one myself.
Thanks
Response by petercbrown on the 6th Nov 2015
A cracking model - well done on the construction work!
Response by Deswelham on the 11th Mar 2016
Great looking model

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wotan emden AE7 - Posted: 3 years ago by paulsmith
I found this at a car boot sale off a dealer I went the week before to ask how much he was asking he wanted £70 week after when I took the cash he only wanted £35 so I snatched his hand off.

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Response by martinsperring070558 on the 22nd Jan 2016
Absolute bargain find well done.
Response by Deswelham on the 11th Mar 2016
Hear of people having good finds a boot sales. I keep looking but no boat bits and bobs yet.
Response by petercbrown on the 11th Mar 2016
Result!!


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