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    mersey
    ferry hull
    Wanted a1960s onwards
    mersey
    ferry grp hul
    3 years ago by davidhgreatbatch
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    Book on Sailing Barges
    Don't forget
    mersey
    Nobbys https://www.google.com/search?q=River+
    mersey
    +working+sailboats&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=fEOcJLd1Lxt5CM%253A%252CBPsj5bxGmE8CFM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kTWKzKjXGx4NwUO8KuLfZiPlmqi2g&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjkiuvBjvbfAhV8WhUIHXiCBskQ9QEwDHoECAMQDA#imgrc=fEOcJLd1Lxt5CM:πŸ‘
    3 years ago by onetenor
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    mersey
    Mammoth / Lara 1
    Thank you for your post epmbc. When I visit Liverpool I shall ascertain of a meeting can be arranged once I have found contact details . Toby
    3 years ago by Toby
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    mersey
    Mammoth / Lara 1
    Has anyone built or is anyone, apart from me, building a model of the large barge crane,
    mersey
    Mammoth; now named, Lara 1? I have a plan in 1:100 from the Dutch builders and various photographs but would be interested to hear from others tackling this project. Toby
    3 years ago by Toby
    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.
    3 years ago by epmbcmember
    Forum
    mersey
    Mammoth / Lara 1
    If anyone is interested I may be able to supply a plan copy at cost assuming our local print place can oblige. Toby
    3 years ago by Toby
    Forum
    mersey
    Mammoth / Lara 1
    I have made contact with the captain and enjoyed a good conversation with him and had an invite to view the crane and take photos and see the engineers drawings.
    3 years ago by Toby
    Forum
    My other hobby
    Good to see other PPLs and former PPLs on the Model Boats website. I took mine at Liverpool Airport known now as JLA (John Lennon Airport) in June 1984 and completed it in January 85. Trained with Liverpool Flying School aka Keenair in Cherokee 140s and a PA 38 Tomahawk. Later I moved into Air Nova which was also a Liverpool club and the actor Lewis Collins was also a member of that Club. At the time I was a member of
    mersey
    side IVC (Inter Varsity Club) thus had plenty of passengers. One of them was Victoria Field, my former psychology lecturer who later became famous as a psychologist and writer. Eventually Air Nova moved to Hawarden Airport near Chester but the Club folded shortly after. I then joined the in house Club based at the field and I ceased flying in November 2016. Best flights were going over Snowdon VFR and down the Dee Valley. I also flew over Colwyn Bay to have a look at the boating lake though I haven't sailed there. I also saw the lakes at Llandudno West Shore and LLanfairfechan. The latter I am considering for sailing my fast electrics. Downside to PPL flying was the crosswind component of the aircraft being 17 knots , At Hawarden there is only one runway the 04/22 and Liverpool the 09/27. I did have to cancel many times due to this. Thankfully sailing model boats is much more enjoyable as we don't have that many snags to deal with and if the motor stops we don't have to do an emergency landing.😎😁😁 Boaty
    3 years ago by boaty
    Forum
    mersey
    Mammoth / Lara 1
    Yes. Thank you Ed.
    3 years ago by Toby
    Forum
    mersey
    Mammoth / Lara 1
    Hi Toby, I believe all taken care of! Cheers, Ed
    3 years ago by figtree7nts
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    mersey
    Mammoth / Lara 1
    Hello Ed, Thank you for your message. There are two posts to be removed. One as you correctly assumed is the one, " not sure if...." and the other is, "i was given this photo..." Thanks Toby
    3 years ago by Toby
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    mersey
    Mammoth / Lara 1
    Hi Toby, I help around the website! Maybe I can help you! What post do you need Deleted? Is it the one where you say "Not sure if the previous photo works." I'll Delete it for you if you want! Cheers, Ed
    3 years ago by figtree7nts
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    mersey
    Mammoth / Lara 1
    Thanks Steve, The method of deleting/ modifying you cite is not showing on my mobile device. I will check later to see if i have on a pc; rarely use a pc so could be an improvement to website to make the options available for mobile too.
    3 years ago by Toby
    Forum
    mersey
    Mammoth / Lara 1
    Clipping.
    3 years ago by Toby
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    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
    3 years ago by Toby
    Forum
    mersey
    Mammoth / Lara 1
    Go to the post and click on the pink modify button. Then right on the top left the 'delete post' button. Steve
    3 years ago by steve-d
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    mersey
    Mammoth / Lara 1
    Hello Steve The photos given to me are prints. Clearly someone was at a show or event and decided to take a snap or two of the model. No date on the photo and nothing in the background to suggest where or when. Toby Ps Do you know how to delete posts on this forum. I may as well take off the posts where the photo does not load correctly.
    3 years ago by Toby
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    mersey
    Mammoth / Lara 1
    Are there any clues in the source info of the photos if they are digital. May point you at a web site or forum. Steve
    3 years ago by steve-d
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    mersey
    Mammoth / Lara 1
    Another view. Anyone recognise this model or its whereabouts?
    3 years ago by Toby
    Forum
    mersey
    Mammoth / Lara 1
    Third time lucky?
    3 years ago by Toby
    Forum
    mersey
    Mammoth / Lara 1
    Photo
    3 years ago by Toby
    Forum
    wanted tug boat
    Hi, there is one currently on the list on the top just under my wanted
    mersey
    class model ad. Many thanks, Alfie
    3 years ago by Alfie
    Forum
    Sea Queen
    Since the demise of
    mersey
    Marine (Ripmax) fitting there are no stylish cruiser type fittings. if you trawl around ebay you will find fairleads and cleats. Not sure what size a lifering should be. I would think at least 1 1/2" diameter as it has to go over an average 18" wide person and I'm guessing the general scale of a Sea Queen would be about 1/12th. Cheers, Martin
    3 years ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Sea Queen
    sidley70, you can use anything you like really. Subtle, rather than flash for a boat like a Sea Queen. We didn't have much flash in those days! Except for front wing ornaments for Mk 2 Consuls if you look at any period advertising it will probably have the original fittings shown on any pictures. Whilst
    mersey
    Marine (THE period fittings company) are sadly no more, there are basic fittings available from Cornwall Models, etc. I also saw quite a few on ebay, but do yourself a favour and have a look on the Modelling Timbers website....http://www.modellingtimbers.co.uk/1.html The guy who runs it is an absolute gentleman and you will not find better quality or lower prices anywhere. Despite coming from the isle of man his return postage is excellent. He is very friendly on the phone too. If he doesn't have it, you can also get excellent quality, service and prices from RBModels in Poland. I have bought very good model railway stuff from them, but I noticed that they also do model boat stuff. Being a tight wad I tend to make all mine that I can't get from Modelling timbers. Cheers, Martin
    3 years ago by Westquay
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    Warped wood
    Central heating. Death to nice wood. I have had central heating for the first time in my life these last 2 years and my china cabinet, which my Grandad made in the late 1920s has a crack you can pass a match through in the bow top. Grandad would be furious! But I've cut a diagonal in pear and forced it in under the smaller roof and that's sorted that one and the larger roof is already repaired in three corners with the fourth tomorrow. Already getting the slight droop out of the bigger one and glued with epoxy. I was delighted to find the square connector of the Taycol coupling still there along with the original
    mersey
    Marine bow fender. Also the speed controller of my Proxxon drill, which went home very soon after I got the drill, so I ripped it out and wired straight through, so it's been flat out ever since! I wouldn't be without it though! I shall be pressing my epoxy into use to coat the ply both sides, using an old credit card to press it into the grain. Then this 54 year old baby will be good for another 54. Cheers, Martin
    3 years ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Fire boat
    Kevin, having just got hold of a SLEC fittings kit for a birthday present from my dear wife I can confirm that in fact they are not in plastic, but white metal. All of them. There are no instructions or parts list. They are the old Yeoman fittings kit, a set of which I was promised by Ivan of IP Engineering as I was involved with his works for a while as a pattern maker and he showed me all the original patterns for what I assume is what SLEC now sell, as Ivan flogged off all his Vintage Model Boat Company rights to them. Chances are he is now just casting fittings sets to SLEC as they don't have casting facilities at their place in Watton. I had an original
    mersey
    Marine set with my Crash Tender for my 11th Christmas, but it was stolen and they no longer exist alas. Cheers, Martin
    3 years ago by Westquay
    Forum
    At last, as step nearer to completion for the Crash tender...
    Hi all, well having been disappointed by the non arrival of the wherry GRP hull as an early birthday present, my dear bride has agreed to let me send off to SLEC for a set of Crash Tender fittings. I was going to get them in white metal from Ivan at ipengineering, who had them and all the Rowell kits, but he darts from one thing to another and next thing I know is he's flogged it all to SLEC, so I have a set of 1/16th fittings coming to replace the long stolen set of Ripmax
    mersey
    Marine fittings I got with the Crash Tender when I was 11. I had a new brother arriving at the time and would be chucked out of my boxroom, so Dad went nuts and got me the whole kit and caboodle from a new exciting R/C and boat shop in Collier Row, Romford for my 11th Christmas. Alas, the REP single channel R/C set has also been stolen, but the boat and its Taycol Supermarine are here still and now might even finally get finished. As a 12 year old I used the model in an unfinished state on Essex oyster beds for years after, using up lantern batteries like they were growing on trees by the River Roach. Going left, centre,right,centre, but I was having a whale of a time. I shall put an old set of early propo. in it, 27 meg, of course, so stay off green frequency if you don't mind. I was thinking it should be finished as a 60s model, but I can't resist the lure of detailing it now we have all the info thanks to this website, so rather than finding space for 2 of them I'll detail this one after all. The wherry will have to wait. Oh and that brother? He's due here in an hour having come over for a tour of the old country from his life in Australia with his 22 year old son! And he's going back with some old model boat plans from Gary Griswold and The Rudder, which I have amassed, so the tradition continues. I will work on the nephew! Cheers, Martin
    3 years ago by Westquay
    Forum
    It's a sad day!.
    Norman, that's a nice story. I got to know New Brighton well as my wife befriended a lady from Wallasey and supported her all the way through her nursing degree, to the point that her friend asked us to go up for her graduation in the Anglican cathedral. We were very keen to see what real life was like Oooop Norf and we booked into the then almost brand new Travel Lodge which was doing super deals. We had a view over the
    mersey
    and the lighthouse at New Brighton and a huge sea lake that nobody ever used. When I discovered what an insult of a splash had been "retained" for the club as a model pond I nearly cried. Anyway, from the moment we stepped off the train at Lime Street and were met by Kelly and her daughter, we found the most friendly and warm people we have encountered anywhere in Britain and we've been around a bit. The next morning we found a lovely cafe just off the seafront that did a giant breakfast and while I was in the model shop next door (yes, REALLY!) my wife arranged a tattoo! At her age. The model shop owner came originally from my Wife's home town here and the lady in the cafe was originally from my home town in Essex, but both had Scouse accents and were as warm as all the other people we met. We were treated like VIPs the whole weekend. We also saw Hoylake pond which is the biggest I've seen at a seaside location. Watching traffic on the
    mersey
    was fascinating and yes we, too, went on the ferry for an extended trip up the river and back with a commentary. If it weren't so bloody far away it would be a regular destination for us. Oh and yes I not only remember the VIP boats, but had some when I was a bit of a collector of such. They had a tendency to warp, like their slot cars. Cheers, Martin
    3 years ago by Westquay
    Forum
    looking for a
    mersey
    Ferry Model
    From me. 4clubs. Collect only from Maghull
    mersey
    side Price Β£90
    3 years ago by MAXTON
    Forum
    looking for a
    mersey
    Ferry Model
    Hi There Anybody have, or know of anyone, who is looking to sell their model of a
    mersey
    Ferry? πŸ‘
    4 years ago by banco
    Forum
    looking for a
    mersey
    Ferry Model
    Where could I purchase a grp hull for one of these ferries
    3 years ago by davidhgreatbatch
    Forum
    looking for a
    mersey
    Ferry Model
    The model is 1.48 scale scratch built on a fibreglass hull.Very detailed and accurate. Radio Controlled 2.4Ghz with working lights. She is 38 inches long For sale complete with the radio and batteries ready to sail.She is very weatherproof and can sail in rough conditions. The top is sealed on and released with four screws, no need to get inside to charge her up as there is a charging point at the top of the funnel. A display stand is also included I am asking Β£800. if you are interested you can come and have a look before committing yourself. email me direct on maxferrie@hotmail.com
    3 years ago by MAXTON
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    looking for a
    mersey
    Ferry Model
    Hi There Thank you for your reply and yes, I am very interested. if you could forward me details and price for the Royal Daffodil I would be most grateful. I am also in Liverpool. Thanks and Best regards πŸ‘ Paul Bancroft
    3 years ago by banco
    Forum
    looking for a
    mersey
    Ferry Model
    I have two available. The Royal Daffodil ( EX Overhurch) and the "
    mersey
    from the early 1900's. 1/48 scale complete with electrics If you are interested I can email you photos and further details Located in Maghull
    mersey
    side UK
    3 years ago by MAXTON
    Forum
    mersey
    ferry Wallasey/Marlowe
    Got a few, of other Wallasey ferries
    4 years ago by commanderprice
    Forum
    mersey
    ferry Wallasey/Marlowe
    Hi all. I am looking for pictures especially on board pictures of Wallasey or Marlowe.Any help greatly appreciated.Bob Hall.
    4 years ago by robhall
    Response
    Albion
    A superb looking boat, if you sailed it in Liverpool would it be a Wherry across the
    mersey
    ?😊
    4 years ago by Bryan-the-pirate
    Forum
    new brighton model boat lake
    New Brighton (Wirral), Hoylake, West Kirby (Ashton Park) Gautby Road (Birkenhead) all on the Wirral Peninsula, and all within 30 mins of each other, are public lakes, anyone can sail on them, with the exception of ic and I believe only NB allows steam. Gautby road will allow ic, they have a club that races there on certain days. Out of courtesy, if the clubs are in attendance, its nuce to say hello. Ashton Park is an ornamental lake with wildlife, so sailing area is a bit restricted, and you can get a lot of public "tut tuts" if sailing in nesting season etc. This lake might have private permission, and tbh isn't worth the mither when the other lakes are so close. Gautby road is by far the best, however in an area that attracts a load of kids, and the odd "tinny" drinker. I go there with an eye to the surroundings, if you know what I mean, its got one way in, one way out, but is a fantastic lake with water that is right to the top. Hop through the
    mersey
    tunnel, and you also have newshaw Park in Liverpool, 20 mins away, big lake with a club, and public. We are well served in this areaπŸ‘ To give you an idea of the lakes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DUO2JS8FfY My 4 ft Fireboat at Hoylake (that box has now been removed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5-YmmElIfk My 4 ft Huntsman at Gautby Road (not great quality sorry)
    4 years ago by pmdevlin
    Forum
    mersey
    ferry Wallasey/Marlowe
    There used to be a display of ferries models in the booking / entrance hall of old
    mersey
    ferries . They were all in glass cases round the walls.I don't know where they are now but could help if you can find them .Try the Maritime museum.πŸ‘
    4 years ago by onetenor
    Forum
    mersey
    ferry Wallasey/Marlowe
    and Welcome Aboard! πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž
    4 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    mersey
    ferry Wallasey/Marlowe
    Hi Rob, try here http://www.
    mersey
    sidermagazine.com/site/local-history/the-
    mersey
    -ferries-through-time/ or here http://www.wirralhistory.online/ferries.html or here http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime/archive/sheet/27 Happy Hunting, cheers Doug 😎
    4 years ago by RNinMunich
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    Fireboat or similar
    Hi all, I have a pal who has come through a bad illness, he needs purpose, he loves rc boats, especially military, but doesnt own what I call a proper model. If anybody has a refurb, in
    mersey
    side, Wirral, Cheshire, can I have it? Very limited funds, so free to next to nothing please! I will do the rebuild with him, its not for resale or profit, thanks Paul
    4 years ago by pmdevlin
    Directory
    (Other) EGREMONT
    Just Completed another Egremont
    mersey
    Ferry in different colours this time. Not yet decided on power, electrics, etc just for show at the moment. Will probably sell it and let the new owner put in his own electrics. (5/10)
    4 years ago by MAXTON
    Forum
    Model Slipway - Drumbeat of Devon
    A very reluctant sale due to a change of direction and need (instruction) to make space. Boxed, as new, un started, out of production Drumbeat of Devon kit by Model Slipway. Looking for Β£300. Can deliver to Ellesmere Port show if needed. Located on
    mersey
    side.
    5 years ago by sailorboy61
    Forum
    mersey
    Ferry ''
    mersey
    ''
    Great looking model, would love to own one like this, just a bit out of my price range though, good luck with the sale. Allen R
    5 years ago by allenrod
    Forum
    mersey
    Ferry ''
    mersey
    ''
    1/48 scale (38 inches long)
    mersey
    Ferry "
    mersey
    " from early 1900's. Fully working model ready to sail c/w 2.4GHZ radio/Tx. Well detailed scratch built from original photos. Buyer collects from Maghull Liverpool
    mersey
    side UK. Β£500 ono
    5 years ago by MAXTON
    Forum
    mersey
    ferry Royal Daffodil (ex Overchurch)
    SOLD SOLD
    5 years ago by MAXTON
    Forum
    mersey
    ferry Rose for sale
    NOW SOLD
    5 years ago by MAXTON
    Forum
    mersey
    Ferry RC workingModel
    wow what a brilliant well made model you have there πŸ‘
    5 years ago by georgeo5664
    Forum
    mersey
    Ferry RC workingModel
    Now Sold SOLD
    5 years ago by MAXTON


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