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    Place
    ellesmere port
    Model Boat Club
    We formed in about 1989 as "The Boat Club" based at the
    ellesmere port
    Boat Museum. In the nineties we changed the name to the
    ellesmere port
    Model Boat Club. We meet and sail at the Museum but now have a pool at The Hooton Park Trust site. We are currently 30 members strong and have models of every type.
    2 years ago by epmbcmember
    Response
    ellesmere port
    Model Boat Club
    jn 6 just off m53 ch651bq we are right next to the m53 hooton park trust ,its a world war 1& 2 airbase that is being returned to as it was in the before vauxhall motors to it over and we have a field onsite where we have built our own pool
    1 year ago by nutrunner
    Response
    ellesmere port
    Model Boat Club
    the traders will be staying on site not sure if the trust will let he public stay overnight will try and find out for u but there ae plenty of places local where u can park up
    1 year ago by nutrunner
    Response
    ellesmere port
    Model Boat Club
    Very interested in attending the weekend. is there facility to park a motorhome and stay over fri sat night?
    1 year ago by T33CNO
    Place
    ellesmere port
    model boat club
    our club is a well known club from
    ellesmere port
    we used to sail out of the canal boat museium but now our new home is on the hooton park trust site just off the M53 just outside
    ellesmere port
    we also have a open page in facebook
    2 years ago by nutrunner
    Place
    2 day model boat show
    hi the
    ellesmere port
    model boat club are having a 2 day model boat show on the 18th & 9th of may 2019 thought u might be interested , our club lake is in the hooton park trust site
    ellesmere port
    regards len
    1 year ago by nutrunner
    Place
    OLD STAMPING GROUND?
    the
    ellesmere port
    model boat club are having a 2 day model boat show on the 18th & 19th of may 2019 thought u might be interested in attending
    1 year ago by nutrunner
    Media
    smit rotterdam
    the rotty on the water at our pool in the hooton park trust site
    ellesmere port
    1 year ago by nutrunner
    Media
    japanese torpedo boat
    my japanese torpedo boat built from kit sailing on our pool at the hooton park trust site
    ellesmere port
    1 year ago by nutrunner
    Media
    new pool
    our new pool at the hooton park trust site
    ellesmere port
    1 year ago by nutrunner
    Place
    Spring boat show
    hi we are now at the Hooton park trust site in
    ellesmere port
    and we arre having a model boat show on the 18th & 19th of may 2019 any more info just msg me
    1 year ago by nutrunner
    Place
    model boat show
    we now have the dates for our 2 day model boat show at the HOOTON PARK TRUST
    ellesmere port
    they are 18th & 19th of May 2019 all model boat clubs welcome
    1 year ago by nutrunner
    Forum
    Model Boat Show.
    ellesmere port
    Model Boat Club are having a Model Boat Show on the 18th. and 19th. May 2019 at Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF airfield adjacent to the Vauxhall factory in
    ellesmere port
    . There will be Traders, Model Boat Clubs and RC truckers there. Opening times are 10 am to 4 pm on the Saturday and 10 am to 3pm on the Sunday. There is a pool for sailing. We have a Facebook page with photos.πŸ‘
    2 years ago by epmbcmember
    Forum
    Mersey Mammoth / Lara 1
    Dave Morris is a member of the
    ellesmere port
    Model Boat Club and yes I think the model was at one of the shows there.
    2 years ago by epmbcmember
    Forum
    Mersey Mammoth / Lara 1
    A ha! I have just received from a friend a scan of a crumpled clipping from some magazine. It would seem it was taken at a boat show in
    ellesmere port
    . I have googled but although shown are models none show the crane. What year, i have no idea. According to the text the model was that belonging to the late Eric Bell and which had been loaned to the show by a Dave Morris. Now to find out who is this Dave Morris and whether he still has the model. Toby
    2 years ago by Toby
    Response
    ellesmere port
    model boat club
    very good the trust have just opened the unfinished hanger 16 for extra parking space
    2 years ago by nutrunner
    Response
    ellesmere port
    model boat club
    I will be glad to go to Hooton park, what is the parking like.😎
    2 years ago by dennisw
    Response
    ellesmere port
    Model Boat Club
    glad u likw our facilities
    2 years ago by nutrunner
    Response
    ellesmere port
    Model Boat Club
    Hello there epmbcmember. I went to visit you site a couple of weeks ago to sus out the approach. A great pool and facilities. Met a very helpful lady who give me a look around and a membership form. I am a little limited in movement and your setup looks to be at the right height, approachable and no parking problems. I live in North Wales and will be sending the membership form in as soon as I can find my cheque Book! All the best. NPJ.
    2 years ago by NPJ
    Forum
    Hms Rodney/ Nelson
    There is an HMS Nelson for sale by a member of the
    ellesmere port
    Model Boat Club, pictures on their Facebook site. it sails very well.
    2 years ago by epmbcmember
    Forum
    EarlyVosper M.T.B by Simplas
    Found on E Bay but sold in June of this year, a 42 inch kit of a Simplas Marine Construction Vosper M.T.B. It would appear that there are not many about now. I built one in 1972 and the kit contained a fibreglass hull with all fittings including the guns being in cast metal. Deck and superstructure were plywood and the boat was a model of an early Vosper as it had a very narrow beam and torpedo tubes were towards the stern. I fitted a DC Sabre 1.5cc diesel but had to add a lot of ballast which resulted in a sharp drop in performance. This was solved by replacing the Sabre with a Fuji 15 marine version glowplug engine . The boat was free running and as I was on an apprentice engineers pay and could not afford r.c.as I was having to support an ageing Mini. This was my transport from
    ellesmere port
    to the boating lake in New Brighton. If I had bought a Taycol Supermarine motor it would have solved all my problems as the battery would have been the ballast. Boaty 😁
    2 years ago by boaty
    Response
    ellesmere port
    Model Boat Club
    thanks mark our new home is much better nice big pool built by members can use it every of the week just put in a new dock system and lighthouse plus hoist for the heavy boats we will be having a full show next yr at the Hooton park trust site hoping u will visit us
    2 years ago by nutrunner
    Response
    ellesmere port
    model boat club
    your welcome hope to see u soon
    2 years ago by nutrunner
    Response
    ellesmere port
    model boat club
    Great stuff. I rely on being driven and will be away for ten days shortly. Would hope to call in later in the month. Would be happy to join if the trip works out. Many thanks for your help NPJ
    2 years ago by NPJ
    Response
    ellesmere port
    model boat club
    well club days for members are like i said from 9am till 5pm in the summer all wek bar sundays when its 10 am till 5pm in the winter its 4pm we are hoping no closed season weather permitting our chairman is aldo a duty officer on sight so when he is on duty we can sail till say 8 or 9pm in the summer dont forget we are on a private site so u must be a member to sail on our lake u are allowed to come a sail and see our facilities if ya like it can join , weekends are the most popular time for our members u have to sign in before sailing and when u finish sign out thats about it we have our meeting at the boat musium every second tuesday in the month 7pm at the cafe , so when u feel like it come down a visit us we are a happy laid back club if u are on face book go to our open site
    ellesmere port
    model boat club and see our posts regards len
    2 years ago by nutrunner
    Response
    ellesmere port
    model boat club
    Thanks for that nutrunner. All the information I need. Not mobile for a couple of weeks, but thanks for the invitation. Which are your 'Club Days' and do you have a 'closed season'? You are as close to me as my 'Home Club' and my driver could do with a change of scenery! Cheers. NPJ
    2 years ago by NPJ
    Response
    ellesmere port
    model boat club
    hi NP our addresss is The Hangars, Airfield Way,
    ellesmere port
    CH65 1BQ there are plenty of cafes near by also a wetherspoons pub that does good cheap food the site is open from 9am till 5pm weekdays and sunday from 10am till 5pm if ya not busy today we have a work crew in doing up the docks for a 4 day event starting thursday hope to see u soon
    2 years ago by nutrunner
    Response
    ellesmere port
    model boat club
    Hello there. I am in North Wales and would like to come and have a look. Can you give Post Code please and how far to a cafe! Cheers. NPJ
    2 years ago by NPJ
    Response
    54 year old Crash Tender
    Great job being done there Martin. My memories were of my Veron Viceroy in the 1960s with Taycol Asteroid sailing on New Brighton model boating lake rapidly going through 4.5 volt cycle lamp batteries wired up in series. I am made up to see a very original Crash Tender as the one I have now is a 1962 version I restored in 2014 from a wreck that was about to be binned which I bought for next to nothing from another person. in
    ellesmere port
    . On examination there was no evidence of the boat having an I.C engine but I did manage to find some mounting holes which appeared to match those of a Taycol Standard. This was a coincidence as Taycol did use photos of a 34 inch Crash Tender powered by the Standard in some of their advertisments including the leaflet that was supplied in the box with their range of motors. Boaty😊😊
    2 years ago by boaty
    Place
    ellesmere port
    Model Boat Club
    I have enjoyed the show at Ellesmere for many years, last year it was evident that something was wrong with the cafe closed etc, hope to see you guys next year at your new home. Good luck with the new show Mark
    2 years ago by jarvo
    Place
    ellesmere port
    Model Boat Club
    Until last year we hosted the March Model Boat Show at the
    ellesmere port
    Boat Museum, but dwindling space and the Museum,s lack of proper support with regard to advertising, sadly caused us to not go ahead with it this year. We are planning, however, to have a Model Show in May 2019 at our new venue. Hopefully many of the traders will support this, watch this space!!!!
    2 years ago by epmbcmember
    Place
    ellesmere port
    Model Boat Club
    Our sailing water at Hooton.
    2 years ago by epmbcmember
    Forum
    ellesmere port
    model boat lake
    Could someone describe the approach and parking at this venue please. How close can you get a car, toilets, steps etc. as I have been asked to go, but not that good at getting about. CHeers NPJ
    3 years ago by NPJ
    Forum
    ellesmere port
    model boat lake
    I can cope with the odd missing star providing there is not anything else missing ................... NPJ
    3 years ago by NPJ
    Forum
    ellesmere port
    model boat lake
    The toilets work, they are just not 5 star!
    3 years ago by epmbcmember
    Forum
    ellesmere port
    model boat lake
    EMPB Member Thanks for that. I am looking for somewhere to be taken with an easy approach. Next Spring this sounds possible. Providing the toilets work then great! All the best. NPJ
    3 years ago by NPJ
    Forum
    ellesmere port
    model boat lake
    Hi Paul yeah all good will post a picture of the fire boat it’s done 😁 yeah the pool is temporary we have took it down now but it will be back up in March I think. The pool is going to be bigger next year. Hooton is a great venue to be honest. Have a look at the photo it was taken at the beginning of the year mate.
    3 years ago by georgeo5664
    Forum
    ellesmere port
    model boat lake
    Hi George, nice to hear from you, dare I ask you have the Fireboat any further on yet!😁 Nice site at Hooton Hangers, but my understanding from epm's post is it was a temporary pool and not there now? I was hoping they had a lake, it would have been a spectacular site. I recall that there was some sailing years ago in raddle wharf on the other side of the museum, over by the hotel. Nice venue again, but very very deep and launching was a problem. Shame to see a club struggling for a venue
    3 years ago by pmdevlin
    Forum
    ellesmere port
    model boat lake
    To answer NJP's question we can get a car within 30 feet of the temporary pond, less if you drive on the grass, the pool is about 12" deep. The pool has now been taken down for the winter but we have been asked to put a larger one up next year. There are toilets there although not 5 star, but these will be refurbished when there is cash available. The site is the Hooton Park Trust next to the old airfield. At the moment they are refurbishing the last hanger with a new Belfast truss roof. They do have a website and they are on facebook. You can also read about it if you type in RAF Hooton Park Airfield, which was opened in 1917 and closed in the 1950's I think. At one stage it was Liverpool Airport before Speke was opened.
    3 years ago by epmbcmember
    Forum
    ellesmere port
    model boat lake
    Paul, We have a temporary pond at Hooton airfield and hopefully when we get settled we are thinking about putting a show on but not in March as it would be far to cold. Hope your keeping ok? George
    3 years ago by georgeo5664
    Forum
    ellesmere port
    model boat lake
    Thanks for that chaps. I will drop that from my 'look at' list. NPJ
    3 years ago by NPJ
    Forum
    ellesmere port
    model boat lake
    There isn't Paul. The E Port club used to sail in the basins at the Boat Museum but this facility has, I believe, been withdrawn as well as the March Boat Show facility. The club was sailing at (I believe) the Vauxhall site in a temporary pond and there is talk of a March show at the former Hooton airfield site. Perhaps one of the club members could post details in the Model Boat Club Section, Please?
    3 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    ellesmere port
    model boat lake
    I didn't know there was an
    ellesmere port
    model boat lake
    3 years ago by pmdevlin
    Media
    Tug Tow
    Thought you might appreciate these....Towing a 30 Ton barge with 30 Tons of metal in it at
    ellesmere port
    Boat Museum, 1996. Making an unofficial Record. (35 mm pics)
    3 years ago by Brightwork
    Forum
    Blackpool Model Boat Show
    I was also at the Blackpool Model Boat show on Saturday and was quite impressed with the show in general, it's always very easy to criticise venues and I accept that the Norbreck Castle is not perfect but I didn't have any problem with the lighting nor the number of Traders or exhibitors, I do like the fact that everything is on one level and easily negotiable. I am amazed that there are comparisons with the likes of
    ellesmere port
    and Haydock Park in particular as I have been to both and find negotiating the various separate rooms and different levels a nightmare, I always leave both venues wondering whether I have seen everything. As a modelling fraternity we are in danger of losing these exhibitions and having to rely on internet purchases.
    3 years ago by Flack
    Forum
    Blackpool Model Boat Show
    I had a look at Blackpool show on Saturday. Sadly, it is not nearly as good as it used to be and there appeared to be no new ideas about featuring the show. I did get a few bits 'n bobs that I needed but I could also have got them elsewhere without paying Β£6 for the privilege. I thought the lighting was reasonable, although slightly darker in some corners. All in all, I thought Haydock Park was better (but more expensive) and I prefer
    ellesmere port
    over both of these.πŸ˜‰
    3 years ago by liamduck
    Media
    various
    a few pics of our
    ellesmere port
    rc model boat club sailing day on the temporary pond at the hooton park trust site
    3 years ago by nutrunner
    Forum
    34'' sea commander Aerokits kit
    Hi Garth, I have my second Sea Commander which I still use , but the first one I sold 13 years ago. I never actually built a Sea Commander but the one I have now and the previous model I picked up cheap and restored them. You do get things like this that come up on Ebay occasionally and though restoration appears sometimes to be challenging I find a lot of satisfaction when the work is completed. My first Sea Commander I found underneath a table on a stall in
    ellesmere port
    Market and it was about to be binned. The stall holder was glad to accept five pounds for it and it turned out that the hull was quite solid and all I had to do was to make the cabin roof, sand it all down, paint it then fit the motor and radio. I hope you get your Sea Commander, they are lovely boats from yesteryear and even a new build is very rewarding. Boaty😊
    3 years ago by boaty
    Forum
    newbie
    hi lads ,found
    ellesmere port
    model boat club they still use the boat museum but not based there now they up behind the vauxhall plant and have even built there own boating lake its great , i joined the club tues night the transmitter and receiver have arrived today so the boat will go on its maiden voyage over the weekend
    3 years ago by nutrunner
    Response
    Precedent Huntsman 34''
    I like the Precedent Huntsman very much and I built one from the kit many years ago. it was the wooden hull version and it was quite fast with an MFA 850 Torpedo motor running on 12 volts. I sold it in 2004 and now I wish I hadnt. However I bought a 34 inch fibreglass hull this year at the
    ellesmere port
    show and I wondered if Precedent are still manufacturing kits as I have no plans for the superstructure. Boaty😎
    3 years ago by boaty


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