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    Torpedo Boat
    This is an all-metal
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    Torpedo Boat, built in 1946. its running gear is absent and has fixed rudders. This will be an interesting project starting with the removal of the cracked paint... Has anyone else got one of these? (5/10) An enthusiast in the USA saw it and wanted it (big time)... he bought it and paid ยฃ97 P&P!!
    3 years ago by petercbrown
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    (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. (
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    : Mega X
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    ) (ESC: Barracuda) (9/10).
    10 years ago by Fireboat
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    (Yacht) Koh-i-Noor
    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
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    , batteries, sail winch servo, ESC and navigation light switching unit. The yacht sails perfectly and looks great on the water. A real bargain buy. (
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    : Robbe) (ESC: Hitec Gold) (9/10)
    2 years ago by ads90
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    (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
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    , 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. (
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    : MFA) (ESC: Viper Marine 15) (9/10)
    2 years ago by ads90
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    (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. (
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    : MFA Geared 2.5:1) (ESC: Mtroniks) (5/10)
    7 months ago by ads90
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    (Life Boat) Taymar
    Model Slipway Taymar Lifeboat and just completed the glassfibre hull, deck and installing
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    s, bow thruster and rudder servo (
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    : Graupner 600 x2) (10/10). The deck was a bad fit into the hull and a battle to fix but with hour long epoxy and lots of sellotape pulling the hull against the deck I got there in the end
    10 months ago by Brianaro
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    (Working Vessel) Paula III
    A great little boat from Graupner, plenty of detail and sails/handles very well. it has been sunk on our lake by one of the other larger yachts but I managed to retrieve it and dry it out - the only issue is that I don't have too much low speed control in forward from the ESC but nevertheless works still. I have just given my Paula 3 a makeover - just used some spare bits and pieces that were left over from othere builds, plus a good rubbing down and re-spray. (
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    : 540) (ESC: Fleet Control Systems) (8/10)
    5 years ago by ads90


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