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Aziz, Westerriff, Assurance Envoy for sale
These three boats are still for sale, with no offers to date. I am inviting offers, and I really am not looking to retire on the proceeds, and I will give very serious consideration to any offers received. I do need to make space in the very near future, and I guess Ebay or public
s may be the next move, however I would rather give a purchase opportunity to model boat enthusiasts prior to offering to the west of the world :-) . All three boats have been constructed to a very high standard, and are in exceptional order. The boats are located in Cheshire, South Manchester, close to the motorway network. Thank you, Dave
1 year ago by Davecounty
Mtronics W-tail marine mixer connections.
hi ya Colin - I had a good look round the web to try and find the instructions manual for your Futaba FP-T7 UPH and it keeps coming up with the links that I have already posted but there are also one or two links which the firewall wont allow me to open - it says its got virus' on - so I wonder what that one is.
I did come across an
site - not Ebay - that had one for sale with the instructions and if you look at the instructions they are similar/same as the link I have already posted. So, I am wondering are these instructions for the two sets of transmitters - and possibly the one you have is an upgrade.
I see on Ebay there is someone in USA who sells manuals on CD for around £8 if you desperate. Of all the transmitter manuals I have looked for this one is an oddball one for finding the manual. Happy days.
1 year ago by JOHN
Help with vintage rc.
hi there I am in agreement with DodgyGeezer about the reliability of vintage radio gear. I believe the Digi4 servos were Linear movement, rather than rotary as in modern day servos and yes some of the old versions were 4 wire; with male plugs at the end. One of the main downfalls of these old sets was thing called 'black wire' its where the negative side wire in the electrical wiring system actually turns black and corrodes. The only way to repair it is to actually renew the wiring and once you have it in one part of your radio system, it inevitably works its way through the whole of your radio system.
The transmitters do turn up on that popular
site. I have often fancied purchasing one just to play around with it - but I wouldn't trust one operating a precious model on the lake, because I can remember the 27 mghz radio gear being very prone to interference from the slightest thing.👍
1 year ago by JOHN
Older Billings Models
Hi I was unaware that the Samson and Polar Trawler had the same hull, I have had a Polar Trawler for several years, purchased as a project from that
site “E” something and it sails really well, so if the Samon is the same Hull it should be a very good model. Somewhere on the site I have posted some articles about the Polar’s rebuild. Will try to find the links if I can.
1 year ago by jelley_baby
Forget it, it's just a little freehand turning lathe for hobby work in soft wood and other soft materials. Meant for craft jewellery and beading work.
Look for something that has a traversing tool post with crosswise adjustment. I'm lucky enough to have my late father's Unimat with a screw cutting adapter as well as a milling attachment, for larger work I have a Chester universal combination lathe/milling machine. Look in local
s, as they are often in our local
s in Herefordshire.
Happy hunting, cheers Colin.
2 years ago by Colin H
just need cable (wire)...
Why mess about!?
One on each wheel and one for the power steering.
Ventilated double disc brakes all round of course 😁
Synchronised ESCs coupled to fore and aft cameras for TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System).
I think we could probably dispense with the Ground Proximity Warning though. On the other hand, when I think of Neville's Barrel Roll out of his scooter ...... 😁😉
BTW; As a friend of the Professor Hawking Foundation I received notification at the weekend that some of his personal effects will be
ed soon, including some of his iconic wheelchairs.
Proceeds go to studying the debilitating illness he suffered from.
Anyone interested I'll dig out the link.
All the best folks, Doug 😎
More power to your wheels John; 'Full Ahead Both'👍
2 years ago by RNinMunich
three model live steam boats for sale
Hi Maurice, Shall we start an
That's the one that appealed to me as well. Looks a bit like a Pinnace?
But if you have steam experience, which I don't, I'll 'retire hurt' 😭
Good luck, Doug 😎
2 years ago by RNinMunich
Crash Tender davit info...
Gents, chinchilla dust is the flavour of the month treatment for making country lanes in model scenery, which, as you know, is my Winter pursuit. But, having a wonderful clear up in the workshop to incorporate this mornings win at a local
of a 10 drawer document cabinet, I found my dust and it was a bit course. The Chinchies were obviously a little damp when ground
So, perhaps a trip to Wickes is called for. I was right next door earlier and forgot all about it, dammit.
No matter, plenty to do afore then. So nice to get all my plans and decals and info sheets in their own drawers.
Tea break over, back on me 'ead.
2 years ago by Westquay
(Tug Boat) Happy Hunter
Found this kit on a well-known
site and bought it for £100. it is the original Robbe kit and fittings included. There was no command module and so I have devised a way of having working anchors, tow, crane and warning beacon, bow thruster, nav lights and searchlight.
It was a bit of a struggle to balance her properly and she needs quite a lot of ballast. A real handful, you might say but she looks really well on the pond. (Motor: MFA Torpedo 800) (ESC: Action P94) (8/10)
2 years ago by liamduck
new model of boat
Welcome to the site.
I suggest you buy a copy of the Model Boats Magazine to see what might appeal. You can then contact one of the advertisers to get more details.
If you need a ready built model you can usually find one on e-bay or in a local
. There are pitfalls and if you can find a local friendly Model Shop or Club they will guide you in the right direction.
2 years ago by Dave M
I saw an ad on Ebay listing a now discontinued Graupner kit of the
Leanne Tön 12 shrimper and thought as it was no longer available I'd give it a try............mistake number one !
WHEN it finally arrived the box (water damaged) contained what the president of our model boat club described as 'a bag of bits' with about 40% of the parts missing and those that weren't were damaged in some way ie water damaged and warped.
To cut a long story short, the seller was quite rude when I contacted him/her and refused point blank to refund my payment or accept a return. Furthermore I was accused of not sending true photographs of the contents of the package and denying other potential buyers the opportunity of bidding on this item.
Finally, Ebay have considered this case and have ruled that not only is the item not as it was described , but that a refund must be made including the original postage fee.
I realise that many unscrupulous sellers are of the mistaken belief that "NO RETURNS ACCEPTED" in their listing means just that, and that any old tat can be
ed, but unfortunately for this seller that is not the case. I sincerely hope that this person has learnt the lesson that is not wise to attempt to " bullshit a bullshitter!"
Lesson over !
3 years ago by bilzin
I've really enjoyed making this model and am considering selling her and moving onto another one. Before I post on an
site I wondered if anyone would be interested from here...
3 years ago by GrahamP74
I have purchased a yacht hull and deck as my next project from that well known
site, but am struggling to find the maker or the name of the yacht?. it came complete with a fibreglass deck, measures 48" long 10" beam and 11" to keel bottom, I am sure some one out there knows what it is based on or who manufactured it.
I have started the build and am going to loosely base it on the 1930 yacht enterprise, mainly the sail plan. have added a few photos if it helps thanks for any help. basilsdad
3 years ago by basilsdad
Acquired at an outdoor
many years ago in Wymondham. Obviously built in Norfolk in 1930's as a typical broads cruiser. The remains of the sails allowed me to replicate and rebuild the 48" mast. it is free sailing . (8/10)
3 years ago by Cadet
Purchased on well known
site. Boat very dusty/dirty but sound. it is from a Robbe kit that was around about 10 years ago and has timber decking, built-in auxiliary motor, navigation lights, etc. A deep clean followed by a re-paint of the superstructure, rub the decking down and varnish, followed by a complete rub down and re-paint of the hull brought her back to a fine yacht. She is about 40 inches in length and sails beautifully and has great presence on the water.
3 years ago by ads90
Help! Mystery Boat
I Googled her here in the US, it showed up right away!
I not sure what she was
ed for but on another ebay seller their asking GBP 152.62! plus shipping...
I can't wait to see how your's turns out!
3 years ago by figtree7nts
60.000 quid and he's yours! Contact Gina Campbell, Don't tell the Missus😉
"In 1995 she offered him for
, together with other Campbell memorabilia. He was to sell for about £60,000 but failed to reach the reserve and so remained in her possession." Wiki.
3 years ago by RNinMunich
or here's one with motor and all the fittings. He's started it but it looks quite tidy. in
for €229.00 or offers, ends 02.06.17.
3 years ago by RNinMunich
VS-8 by 32nd Parallel
Hi Spunky, I assume that you are kidboatguy from Kent City Michigan?
(I'm a 'Man of Kent' from UK!)
Having done some research I could be seriously interested at $500 + shipping. So if it's not gone by Saturday (I note there is only 4 days left on the
) send me a private message. Cheers Doug 😎
3 years ago by RNinMunich
Hello, after a winter recess, started the inners furniture, Motor mount, Battery Box and Rudder servo box, plus a dab of paint here and there inside, i have found that a dab of paint inside does help with maintenance, especially when you loose something inside the hull, it tends to be more visible and things are easier to locate. One of the pics shows the Basset Lowke deck ventilators, these were a gift some years ago found in an
house. Purchased at the time for a few coppers..
The hull has a coat of paint now, and can be Tank Tested..
Many Thanks Muddy.
3 years ago by muddy
Building one from scratch must be the preferred method of a modeller. Having said that, kits are available, as are fibreglass hulls. if you are totally set against doing any construction, try on-line
houses (like eBay) or small ads.
4 years ago by cenbeth
Does anyone know where I can get a model of Granetown a Tug my Uncle Ben used to be skipper of?
Really important to me this.
There was an
a couple of years ago which included Grangetown at Boldon
Rooms but I was outbid, the price was just too high for me!
However, some idea about who bought it or who can make one for me will be excellent.
4 years ago by alectron
buy via my Son. Total scratch built . in poor state. First dip in the fish pond today ! (5/10)
4 years ago by daveevans
(Tug Boat) Zwarte Zee
Bought for me from an
. Hull was holed in 2 places with various lumps & chunks missing,along with all electrics. Totally scratch built by someone I would like to meet. All ply and glue. (5/10)
4 years ago by daveevans
robbe dusseldorf fire boat Wanted
Thanks just been looking found two one
the other buy it now both are the factory build ones no fitting kits for the monitors.
5 years ago by dragon
(Pleasure Craft) Dumas Cobra
American kit bought on that
site and refurbished. (Motor: Inrunner 540 size) (8/10)
5 years ago by jelley_baby
(Tug Boat) Smit Nederland
This is another boat purchased on that well known
Site about 12 months ago and it has been extensively rebuilt and re-motored. it now performs as it should. (Motor: Twin Decaperm) (8/10)
5 years ago by jelley_baby
Does anyone know. . . . . . . .
Quick web search brought this up at an
site - http://www.keys
s.co.uk/lot/256402, but no idea how you bid, but having seen Nicola offer may be that the best way to go.
5 years ago by Peter47
What sort of tug are you looking for?
Would it be something you would keep and sail or be put on an
Do you want a modern or older fashioned tug?
I think it would be fair to say anyone who has a tug has something interesting, if only to them
5 years ago by chippy
Wanted - Instructions for Dumas Boats PT109 kit
If all else fails then try e-mailing Dumas in the States. They were extremely helpful when I required some replacement parts for a kit that I bought at
6 years ago by jgs43
What should I do with these two beauties?
Really nostalgic looking models.
Clearly from the period you identify and can verify.
If you like them they are worth keeping but I would suggest you insure them as separate items on your house insurance.
Working tin-plate models in good condition, and one with original box, are not that common and could have a high value to collectors.
Probably worth doing a bit more investigation and possibly seeking some professional help - local
room, Museum or Antiques Road Show if they visit your area.
Thank you for sharing on the site and good luck with whatever you decide 😀
7 years ago by Dave M
Colwyn Bay Regatta
Model Boat Regatta by Colwyn Bay Model Boat Club
Location: Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay
Exact location on the map!
10am to 4pm.
Model Boating Lake! Traders! Competitions!
! A fun day for everyone!
7 years ago by Fireboat
RAF Crash Tender
I don't know if it will help you, on Ebay someone is selling a copy of the plans,building instructions and all the templates for ?16-20p inc p&p
and there is also a 34" one up for
needs renovating and it have 5 days to go and 1 bid so far of 99p.
9 years ago by BOATSHED
Another mystery model
Another boat the same as mine seen on a local
site. Anybody have any ideas as to the manufacturer ?. The dimensions are L 31", W 71/2", H 7" and by the looks of it were Ic powered (or at least mine was and was later changed to electric). Hulls are balsa and planked to 1st 1/4 then finished to the stern with with longer angle cut 'planks'. Cabin top is ply sides with balsa roof and deck is ply and has printed ? planking.
Someone will know but I haven't been able to pin it down to any kit even after going through all my 60s and 70s Model Boat mags.
9 years ago by OLDHSLS
Vosper Fast Patrol Boat P129
HI Fellow enthusiasts
The first photo shows the boat as it was bought from an E Bay
in late February for the price of 14.50, for that price I had to bid on it, even thought I had a new kit of the same model on order from a model shop from the end of December, before VAT went up. The models turned out to be the 4 feet versions some 11 inch wide and now is about 19 inch high. This model turned up several days before the new kit turned up, and was a bit worse for ware than anticipated as the deck had started to part company from the hull. After stripping the deck of all remaining deck furniture the deck was re laminated to the hull, prop shafts and rudder tubes also refitted using plenty of resin and cloth. A rubbing strip was fitted around the deck hull line to tidy up the visible damage. When I was happy with repairs the hull and deck was rubbed down and sprayed. Using the information in the new kit and some photos of actual boats, MJB's (My junk boxes) supplied all the required parts to scratch build 90% of the models fittings as seen, this includes the figures on the deck. These being obtained off an EBay site as 1/24 unpainted train scene figures that required some or may be a lot of adjustments to their appearance. Several items have still to be made and fitted. As I'm working on her sister boat P147, will make extra parts in one go.
The boat has twin electric drives, the motors, MFA 919D series, are fitted with their own 2.5/1 gearboxes and they drive 40 mm three bladed conta rotating brass props. They have independent 15 amp Electonize speed controllers run from two 7.2 volt packs in series. The switching arrangements for lighting has still to be finished off. Don't know if I'll fit a sound system as the boat is for my grandson.
The boat has had several trips on the Society's water at Cwmbran with myself and my grandson at the helm. it seems to go fast enough for him. (The new boat P147 has been built with triple screws.) Can't wait to see both models on the water together.
Hope you have enjoyed the pictures and information.
9 years ago by GreyWolf
Aerokits sea nymph
Many thanks have found a plan, now I know what it is, and can start finishing the boat, mine was just a frame bought some time ago on an
Site E---. Making up the missing bits will be interesting. Graham (jelley_baby)
9 years ago by jelley_baby
Batteries In Sea Commander
Thanks for the info, nearly an hour of running sounds fantastic......I feel my chequebook trying to escape!!!
Will have to have a gander at the
site and see if I can justify a LiPo to a certain "financial adviser"!! Either that or keep the innards out of sight!!
Did you need to uprate the ESC? Have a Reverstar which is 6 - 12v 240a continuous current and 940a peak current (according to the box).
Have now got the lower hull skins on...... much wailing and gnashing of teeth at bending the skin into the bow......think there must be an easier way with the upper skins......still it wouldn't be as satisfying if it was easy would it!!!
9 years ago by stanislas
Who Is building/restoring what fireboat?
Our RAF Collection
About this time last year my friend brought an fireboat from an
. it was powered by an OS 30 engine and was in a bad condition. in the first couple of runs it went well but needed a lot of rescuing when it cut out. The cutting out was found to be caused by the non pressurised fuel tank.
Over the summer he restored it to its original condition with new paint and new fittings.
After seeing his boat I wanted one so I brought a deans marine seaplane tender kit. it took 2 months to build and I've spent the last 6 months experimenting with different power set ups.
His dad then found a huge 46" unfinished RAF Safety Launch at a steam rally. Over the last fews months he's finished it of to a high standard but its just a bit slow powered by 2 540's.
Back in January I found a 39" wooden hull on ebay, wanting a bigger boat won it for A£35. Over the last 2 months I've almost finished it, now theres just the windows and transfers to do. So far its cost me about A£120.
We go to Bournville boating lake most weekends to use all of the boats and drive round in covoys.
I have put a video of the seaplane tender and police boat in the video section and the power setups are on here.
I would like to hear any comments on my boats. 😊
11 years ago by Police Boat Captain
On eBay 1:12 scale Solent Class lifeboat
My Aerokits model Is for sale on eBay, Item number 220356696054, and the
ends at 14:35 on Sunday 8 Feb.
11 years ago by greatwhiterabbit
On ebay there is a boat which the seller thinks is an Aerokits Vixon - has anyone ever heard of this come across an advert for the Vixon?
No, never heard of this and I've just done a google search with no promising results.