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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 auctions may be the next move, however I would rather give a purchase opportunity to model boat
s 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
7 months ago by Davecounty
Modellers Exhibition Midhurst
The 37th Annual Modellers Exhibition will be held at The Grange Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst, Sussex GU29 9HD on Sunday 10th February 2019. This is a great exhibition in the South where many Model Boat Clubs attend displaying a great array of their boats. For the train
s there is a large hall with fantastic displays and trade outlets.
9 months ago by ads90
SOUTH SHIELDS MODEL YACHT CLUB
mainly yachts and very
ic straight running group - small selection of scale sailors and the club was founded in 1886 - reputedly being one of oldest model sailing clubs in the UK.
7 months ago by JOHN
Hello Tica, and very nice to make your acquaintance, and I very much appreciate your comment. I think the two video clips posted are quite incredible, and very much admire the skills of the builders and the finely detailed finish on both boats. I rather wish we had more steam
s in this country, but I am afraid it is nearly all electric motors more is the pity. Regards to yourself and Bernhard definitely the king of fine detail. Gary.
8 months ago by GaryLC
more money than sense
Sooo glad you went for wood and not paint👍
BTW How did you manage to enlist God's help?
Didn't know HE was a model boat
But then again HE did command the building of the Ark 😁
Yours tongue firmly in cheek, Doug 😎
10 months ago by RNinMunich
INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW
I'm going on Friday, as I'm not too good with crowds in my wheelchair. I'm meeting up with a few lifeboat
s at 12 midday at the cafe, if anyone is interested. You never know, might meet some off here. Best wishes, Dave W 😊
10 months ago by rolfman2000
Boaty P.T 109
Three years ago I built an Italeri Kit of P.T. 109 and fitted it with a 480 motor and ran it off a 7.4 Li Po.
I left the aft cabin detachable in order to change battery etc and the performance was very good with a speed of 8 knots on full power.
Though in general, the boat was more suited to calmer conditions, it look so realistic on the water.
Due to it being a plastic kit, I felt a bit guilty having built a model close to show standards without the time and effort of other model makers who had worked so hard with other materials to achieve the same outcome.
I would like to hear from other boat
s who had completed similar projects especially around power units and how they overcame difficulties in converting what is basically a static model into a working one.
4 years ago by boaty
Well said Martin. it would be nice if us old farts got together and taught those who say we're past it how real
s of modelling get things done.
1 year ago by Colin H
Spektrum, new, useless...
You're painting a worst case picture. I'm not against insurance as such, just the expensive nonsense after years of a very reasonable 5 pounds a year with MAP. Why couldn't whoever bought out MAP keep with the insurers. Things go up, sure, but 5 quid to 34? Where did that come from? I don't want to join a club, any club. Why can't I get insurance on my own account? it's stinks of a con to me.
And as for insuring a model yacht or effectively a glorified toy boat, that's going too far. I don't do fast boats, not interested. And frankly, if Johnny has his hands in the water of a dedicated model boat pond, that's his parents look-out. if he puts his foot on the road in front of a cyclist he gets no protection.
How did we ever manage to become
s in the good old days when we could sail anywhere and not worry about it?
1 year ago by Westquay
Sids Model Boats
From Australia. Here are some more of Sid,s Boats. All scratch built. The last one is a Amphibias.
1 year ago by sidley70
Hi Model boat
This is a photo of almost completed 2 model boats I have almost completed. The Sea Queen 50 years old find. it was found in an attic in a kit. The kit was in a very poor state and most of the timberwork had to be glued back together or remade. I had no plans for it and had to source a copy from the Model Boat website. it is a very nice model. The pilot boat was scratch built and sails very nicely. I have been building boats for about 30years and have built over 25 boats, scratch built all of them. I have included photos of some of my boats.
1 year ago by sidley70
In Australia we do not have many boating
s so the market for scratch builders are not there. We have hobby shops but they only sell kits. The main suppliers are in Melbourne called "Float a Boat" They do have quite a lot of boat fittings.
I source a lot of parts from UK from "Model Boat Bits". Steve is quite helpful to deal with but as always the cost of potage kills it.
1 year ago by sidley70
Intermittent radio problems
😁Had this problem back in the mid 1990s with an MFA Spearfish with 12 volt set up and 40 MHz radio. in one part of the lake it appeared to lose radio contact which was puzzling.
A fellow model boat user said he thought it was interference from radios in taxis that were operating close by.
Never really got to the bottom of it but the fellow
s explanation appeared to have logic to it due to the close taxi operation.
1 year ago by boaty
New Foss Tug
For you Tug
s, I saw this tug on a recent trip out west. Then this article in the Pacific Maritime magazine.
1 year ago by Ron
For you Tugboat
Current name: PROTECTOR
1 year ago by Dampfgerd
For you Tugboat
Saw this Tugboat today, but could not get up close.
1 year ago by Ron
Midhurst Model Engineering Exhibition February 2018
The Midhurst model engineering show is on again at its usual time for this year. Many of us who regularly attend this event enjoy this show, meeting up with fellow boat clubs /
s and looking at all the other interesting engineering hobbies that are in attendance. The new centre complex at Midhurst is a great place to visit and provides great access for getting our exhibits in and out of the halls plus it has welcoming facilities including a small cafe and caters for those persons with disabilities. The date of the show is Sunday 11 February 2018. Many model boat clubs display along with huge model train displays, Mecano, etc. Not had confirmation yet but I beleive that the doors open at 10.30 hours for the public. Basingstoke Model Boat Club members will be out in force manning their stand. See 'The Grange' site for further details.
2 years ago by ads90
displaying at vintage and steam rallies.
Thanks Dave, I try to promote the hobby as best I can, wife says I get too
ic when explaining how the models are built and how they work. But if people ask I'm happy to answer.
2 years ago by Colin H
Why brave enough, Bryan? The thing I will say is that we are a great bunch of
who primarily sail for fun. We are there Sunday morning from about 10.30 but do check the website as we sometime go to a local eatery for breakfast and banter. http://www.spanglefish.com/chichestermodelboatgroup
2 years ago by ModelHover
s' Society demonstrate a huge array of super scale boats at the international Model Boat Show. Enjoy !
2 years ago by Dom of Essential RC
Circle43's USCG boats
Hi Dave, your last sentence is exactly what I mean. Especially on a PC screen this is tiring on the eyes. Hope he registers this exchange cos he's obviously a highly talented and
ic builder (if slightly monotonic!)
Cheers Doug 😎
2 years ago by RNinMunich
Veron Vosper RTTL 28''
How refreshing to read this thread. I built this kit in 1959/60 and from memory powered by a 1.5 c.c. E.D. diesel. Radio control I used a Reptone single channel unit for the rudder only.
We had always had some sort of family boat on the river and not being able to be on board the RTTL was very frustrating for me.
Sadly I sold the model as my training/career took hold.
To this day I wonder if she has survived the test of time.
She had a unique (highly illegal) ID number 2945. if any model boat
stumbles over my motley attempt at this Veron kit I would be very interested to hear?
Good luck Skydive130 and enjoy the building experience!
2 years ago by surfacesub
For sale full Olaf model boat kit
Full kit, US Hospital ship 1944, St. Olaf 1/9 scale , length 54ins width 71/2ins .
This kit includes full plans and brass deck fittings, full instructions and cd on how to build the kit.
This is a beautiful kit with loads of details.
It also includes full history about the real ship.
I bought this over a year ago but just haven’t the time to build it , the kit is all there nothing is missing at all , it cost me £475 from deans marines , this would be a ideal project for a model boat
I just don’t have the time !
Any questions please ask
Cash on collection only as this is a big ship ?
2 years ago by Nev01
new brighton model boat lake
New Brighton lake is ideal as it has parking close by and it appears to be very clean. Easy to launch your models as water level is high by having raised concrete walls around the perimeter.
s there is a much larger lake on Wirral in Gautby Rd were I.C models are allowed and the lake also hosts an excellent model yacht club.
2 years ago by boaty
Model boat Club Japan
Just sharing a few photos from our fellow model boat
s in Japan. Some very different boats here.
2 years ago by Brightwork
If you can get to Blackpool show, I see the Lifeboats
s Socy are attending, so you could perhaps find some photos of the Douglas Currie.
Hoping to get there myself
2 years ago by Dave M
46'' Crash Tender from a generous man.
Yesterday, I ventured over the Severn Bridge to Weston Super Mare to meet a real gentleman named Reg who was looking to pass on his boats from the 60s and later. I was particularly interested in a 46" Crash Tender built in 1966. Reg took me to his shed and said he needed more space and would have dumped the boat he made in 1966. I said I would love to restore it and he refused to take anything in return. He also gave me a Speed Boat and a part built Billings 'Wasa'. What a marvellous gesture and now I become custodian of these beautiful models, to restore and love for a few more years until they are passed to another
. My initial aim is to see if I can breathe some life into the Crash Tender and Speed Boat which are both IC driven and then decide whether I convert them to modern electrics/electronics. I guess I will lean heavily on the knowledge of this site along the way. To Reg I send my gratitude.
2 years ago by AllenA
Blackpool Model Show
Current list of clubs & individual exhibitors attending goes as follows (although there might still be late additions)
Blackpool & Fylde Model Boat Club
Fleetwood Model Yacht & Power Boat Club
Bury Metro Marine Modelling Society
Rawdon Model Boat Club
Mutual Model Boat Society Heywood
North West Model Shipwrights
North West Scale Model Boat Club
The Ribble Model Boat Club
Sevenoaks Scale Model Club
Ribble Valley Radio Controlled Truck Club
Southport Model Boat Club
Teeside Model Boat Club
The Hull Model Boat Group
Kirklees Model Boat Club
Manchester Armoured Division
Durham RC Truck & RC Construction Club
The Surface Warship Association
The Vintage Model Yacht Group
National Association of Road Transport Modellers
John (Amos) Hamer
2 years ago by ilewis
There certainly were 2 types of Arun,and these where very much different.Some where made of wood and the later ones of glass fibre composite.There were 52 footers and 54 footers.The sterns on some were very fifferent to others.Adrian Clutterbuck as already suggested is a good man to contact and by joining the Lifeboat
s Society, you will gain a whole load of information.I think you will find that the superstructure supplied with most models,is for a 54 foot version.
Hope this helps
2 years ago by battleshipbuff
Hello, Try Arun 52..As far as i can recall there were only the 52 Footers.. I may be wrong ! Or as someone has mentioned The
s Society of the RNLI, they very helpfull. The Main Man used be a chap named Mr .... Clutterbuck..
Good hunting Muddy.
2 years ago by muddy
Join the Lifeboats
s socy or visit their stand at most large model shows. They have an extensive collection of photos of all lifeboat types. There are different types of Arun so I suggest you Google to make sure you build the correct cabin for your hull.
There are also dedicated web sites for Lifeboats and Mayhem also have some good build blogs
2 years ago by Dave M
info on old yachts
Yes, I got that one short mention in "in the boat shed" on my search. I provided those pictures to him and most of the history, as I did to Alex Laird when he was trying to sell her through his boat brokerage in Classic Boat magazine in the 90s. She was towed by a fishing boat from Burnham round to Canvey where an ex Police mechanic and his girlfriend were living on her, then the next I know she's out at Dauntless's yard on Canvey, then gets transported by road to Bristol. By now she was in the ownership of a John Ord, an antique print and book seller. She has remained there ever since. I visited her when she was in a creek at Canvey and spookily, as I looked into the water, a piece of her interior floated past me! The Police mechanic guy said they'd stripped her interior for safe keeps and it was in his mother's garage in Leigh-on-Sea. Well this piece wasn't, was it? I tried to get it with a stick but couldn't. I'd have kept it if I could have got it! That was the last I saw of her. I imagine by now she'll have been destroyed. Mark Rolt, who was in charge of her where she lay in Bristol, is a nephew of the great Tom Rolt, who started the inland Waterways Association, the Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society and the Vintage Sports Car Club. All major interests of mine over the years. He will be revolving in his grave like one of his beloved Alvis engines.
Doug, she was one of a class called C-Class and fitted the then rules for only a few years. She was built in Dan Hatcher's yard in 1885/6. The chap I bought her from, Steve Bowen, gave me the picture of her afloat and rigged. I stayed friends with Steve for years. He then got picked up by a rich lady and went touring around the chateaux of Europe, most of which seemed to be owned by her friends. Nobody could have deserved such a fate more than Steve, one of nature's true gentlemen. it is thanks to raggy arsed
s like Steve and me that these old boats were preserved as long as they have been for rich gits to take advantage as they now do.
2 years ago by Westquay
Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
Attended on Saturday and enjoyed looking round the club stands and chatting to friends. The usual traders were in attendance so I was able to select and buy the supplies I required. The bring and buy was doing a brisk trade and there was plenty on offer for those who wanted a ready to run to some nice bare hulls as well as part completed ready for restoration.
Entrance was through the usual main door and there was a catering facility available on site.
Plenty of boats on the water including displays by the Lifeboats
Hope to be attending again next year.
3 years ago by Dave M
Web Site Funding
I did mention that the new website upgrade was worthy of a new donation and I'm delighted that allenrod is championing the cause so
ically, and the numbers are rising steadily.
Well done to all you new contributors 👏
Keep those donations coming in folks and wear that medal with pride 👍 .
3 years ago by robbob
Marking the waterline.
This is the bit that I have not been looking forward too very much as I recall making a real hash of it on my last attempt as an
ic teenager .
I had read a few blogs and forum topics on this and there seem to be a number of techniques employed to do this including the use of pencils on blocks, bathtubs and talcum powder and lengths of elasticated string all of which I’m sure will eventually achieve the desired results but I think I’ll adopt a slightly more ‘Hi Tech’ approach.
First of all I don’t really know how the boat will sit in the water until it’s completely fitted out and finished and even then the waterline could look wrong so in the interests of scale accuracy I have decided to work from the Vosper drawings and do it ‘to scale’ because in reality this model will spend more time out of the water than in it so I’m not too bothered if the true waterline is a bit off.
As I’m quite a ‘DIY’ buff and I like tools and gadgets so I decided to treat myself to an late Xmas present and invest in a Bosch laser level, the model I chose has a self-levelling feature and projects very fine and totally accurate ‘cross hair’ lines. I know I will find this gadget useful for lots of DIY projects so I don’t mind the expense, (as I decided in self-justification!)
The Vosper drawings were used to scale from to accurately mark the waterline points on the bow and the stern and then the hull was placed inverted on the bench. The laser level was clamped to a stepladder about five feet away and then the hull was raised/lowered on blocks fore and aft to get the horizontal laser line to hit the bow and stern marks accurately.
The point at which the laser line crossed the rubbing strakes seemed to correspond with the same positions as per the Vosper drawing so I’m quite confident with the measurements.
A pencil was used to make a series of dash markings on the hull following the laser line.
The hull was then spun 180 degrees and levelled and the ‘laser guided’ marking process repeated.
Joining the lines across the transom and some measuring confirmed that the waterline was the same on both sides at the stern.
A final check was made by standing the hull on it’s transom and projecting a vertical line along the keel so that the projected horizontal line intersected the points at which the waterlines crossed the rubbing strakes, happily they did so within a couple of millimetres.
I applied some good quality masking tape around the hull, paying particular attention to the points where it crosses the strakes, in preparation to masking and spraying the ‘anti-fouling’ red oxide paint.
3 years ago by robbob
Thames Sailing Barge
very nice model, indeed!!
I would greatly appreciate if you put photos your models, also on our website, designed for modellers and
s of Thames sailing barges ..
=> modelbarge.info <
I wish you much success in modeling !!!
3 years ago by tomarack
DAMEN STAN 4207
After examining the Damen drawings, decided build to a scale of 1:42, giving an overall length of just above 40'.
Discussing the project with local
s established that a model of the Hero class had been built recently, but by working from photographs and that a similar style patrol boat had also been constructed. Experience from these projects showed that both weight and stability were critical.
The actual vessel does not draw much water and has considerable top hamper. These features have an effect on stability. Did not want to increase the hull depth, although this is a well proven technique to help address these issues. Concluded it would be necessary to build lightly and to keep the weight low.
To help control stability, plan to make the complex mast structure as light as possible using aluminum and styrene sections and then make the hull stabilizers operable, as in the real vessel. These should help offset any tendency for extreme heeling in manoevers.
Have considered slinging the ballast/batteries under the hull to increase righting moment and will make provision for this during construction. This feature will not be activated unless trials show it necessary as it adds a non-standard feature, even if it is below the water-line.
Efforts to minimize weight will also determine the battery type, construction techniques and materials.
3 years ago by RHBaker
s exchanging their ideas especially when accompanied with photographs. Bit of a new boy to this "website thing".. Regards
3 years ago by muddy
Westbourne Model Centre
As mentioned earlier, had a similar experience.
Whilst the reason Alex was given could be accurate, must admit that the kids "dropping the ball" has never compromised their ability to debit credit cards!
Also got reimbursed by the card company, but that just drives all our costs up.
Likewise was in touch with the Editor of Model Boats as consider a magazine should be concerned with the integrity of its advertisers. Would be disappointing to hear that a newcomer to our hobby, frustrated in dealings with a supplier, could give it up.
It would be valuable if this website could offer a forum where
s could comment on their dealings with suppliers so could compare notes.
From my experience with this company, now always check on the internet for reviews, fortunately most suppliers have good ones.
4 years ago by RHBaker
For all you lifeboat
s I have just seen that Models By Design are to launch a Shannon Kit at the Ellesmere Port Boat show on 5th and 6th March this year. The kit will comprise the hull, deck. superstructure, fenders and a fittings kit, no indication of price. See their page on facebook.
4 years ago by Flack
72'' Electric Deep V Twin Motor Monstrosity
PS. On successful completion, blueprints may be made available in various sizes, complete with electronics suggestions from what knowledge I gain from this build.
I also have another project that I'm documenting quietly on the side, which I shall release THE MOMENT she is seaworthy and running about causing acts of terror upon other RC boat
Keep an eye on these spaces!! 😁 😁 😁 😁 😁
4 years ago by saxon5
:Anyone for Jetex. (Or Rapier)
Back in 1962 when I was 10, I had a yellow plastic
hydroplane powered by a Jetex Atom 35. It was manufactured by D Sebel of Erith, Kent. D.Sebel at that time were the manufacturers of Jetex.
The boat was 6 inches in length and reached a claimed speed of 20 MPH according to the makers.
The demise of Jetex came in the early 1970s though it restarted 30 years later for a short time but not with the high quality fuel of the original. Also available at this period of time were the Rapier Rocket motors.
These later were discontinued due to legislation regarding them being declassified as a smoke generator and inclusion into the firework/explosive category.
However, there are still some Rapiers about, these being owned mainly by aircraft
s who have retained them for future use.
Around 8 years ago I tried one in a small speedboat, built of balsa and approximately the same length as my Jetex boat when I had in 1962.
It worked quite well and I wonder if anyone else has tried out a similar project.
I had thought of building a small Bluebird K7 to use up some of the Rapier L1 and L2 motors I have .
Also is there anyone who has built a boat powered by EDF, (Electric Ducted Fan). Perhaps it could power a bigger model of Bluebird.
4 years ago by boaty
I have seen the occasional article ref Jetex boats about and there is a guy named Marcus Brooks who has some interest in Jetex and has made attempts to revive it.
Best bet for a boat at present is a scratch built job preferably a hydroplane type 6 to 8 inches in length and keep it light.
The original Jetex Boat I had in 1962 lasted 10 years but if you find one on E Bay it will cost an arm and a leg plus the plastic is likely to be in poor condition.
If you havent got a Jetex motor on hand you can always try to get the Rapier equivalent as there may be some
s who have retained some after production ceased.
As for your Gloster Javelin, Replikit produced copies of Keil Kraft and Veron Jetex models and there was an American company called Easy Built which produced similar.
For aircraft try SAMS Models website or Vintage Model Aircraft Company.
4 years ago by boaty
Yes you can get plans from the RNLI at Poole. They will be for a particular boat so if it's not the boat you are modelling you cannot get the exact plans, most major details will be correct but all lifeboats seem to have personal preferences for some of the fittings. if you are considering a true scale model then as well as the plans I suggest you contact the coxswain at the lifeboat station where your chosen subject was based and see if they have any detailed pics that you can purchase. The Lifeboats
s Socy attend several shows each year and they have photos of most classes of lifeboats that may help your build.
4 years ago by Dave M
RNLI TYNE CLASS LIFEBOAT
As you are modelling an actual boat I suggest you write to the Cox at Whitby and ask for the info. Was based there until April 1996 and there will be ex-crew who will remember your boat. Another source is Mayhem and Lifeboats24 websites. The lifeboats
s socy also have a large collection of photos for most lifeboats and usually attend several major shows during the year. A small donation will buy you the photo(s).
4 years ago by Dave M
Model Boat Show - Ellesmere Port
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March
Fun event for
s and beginners.
Displays from Model Boat Clubs across the North West
Traders selling parts and full kits
National Waterways Museum
South Pier Rd, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4FW
5 years ago by Dave M
crash tender colours
I have recently seen photos of RAF rescue and crash tenders In the med about 1948/9, but they are black and white. So If any of you
s know of the colours I would be gratefull or If you have any colour pictures or If you can tell me where to get the Information.
I am hoping to get a boat finished In time for Easter showing.
5 years ago by Colin H
Aerokits 34ins Vosper RAF Crash Tender
SORRY , MODEL HAS BEEN SOLD,,
I am offering For Sale from my collection, an original Aerokits Vosper RAF Crash Tender Model Boat, 34ins In length. This model Is made of an all wood construction dating back to the 1960's, It Is In a very good condition, the model has been sprayed In Flair Paint Products, black and red gloss on the hull, and Flair Matt finish on the decking and cabin roof.
The Model comes complete with a list of new fittings an Electronize FR30HX speed controller, Graupner speed 700BB turbo water cooled motor, Action Electronics P44A Universal twin switcher for water pump, 12 volt water pump for water cannons, and a Futaba S3001 rudder servo.
The Model has an oil lubricator cup In the prop shaft and comes complete with Its own wooden stand.
There Is a little work still to do to finish this model off, fenders and rescue nets one side to fit, mast to be completed, laser cut window set Is finished off, but one side still requires to be Installed. The water cannons are operational they just need piping up to the water pump.
This RAF Crash Tender has never been sailed, I started to restore the model 2 years ago but sadly due to my work commitments I have not had time to finish this project.
As I previously mentioned this Crash Tender Is the small one 34", If you are a classic 1960's
this may be the one for you. Price £225.00
(Please note :- there are no batteries, Radio Transmitter, or Receiver with this Model)
Genuine reason for sale, Its time to down size on my collection.
Would prefer to be collected rather than posted please.
We are located just off junction 28 of the M1 signposted Mansfield.
Any further enquiries please e-mail me or phone 07860 775273
5 years ago by Roger777
Model Boats 'IPad Application'
Model Boats 'IPad Application'
Hello fellow Model Boat/Marine
Has anyone had any problems with the 'Model Boats' IPad Application? I've search the forum but found nothing.
The problem Is, when the application has loaded, a splash screen Is displayed for a second and then 'only' a white screen Is displayed, no text, nothing.
Any Information would be greatly appreciated!
Stephen Roberts (MerseyTrainz)
6 years ago by MerseyTrainz
Well it looks like the Paddleducks site will continue after all. This must be good news for all model boat
Thanks for your input Stephen.
I hope this site will continue to diversify. I would post my present build, but a traction engine is to much of a diversion.