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    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.
    1 year ago by epmbcmember
    Event
    2 day model boat show
    we're having a 2day model boat show at the hooton park trust site ellemere port on may 18th &19th all
    model boat club
    s welcome. this is our first show at our new venue
    7 months ago by nutrunner
    Forum
    ST200 info
    A mold of the St200 raf rescue boat was made by Neil Howard Pritchard from fleetwood who subsequently gave away to Steve Tranter of Model Boat bits....Alas Steve sold it on to a chap who he beleives to be from the Midlands who was going to use the hulls for Kids ready to run boats at his club and lived around an hour from his home in Telford.Now this Mold must be somewhere if anyone knows of it's whereabouts or any info leading to finding it As I would like to produce a kit of this Model could you please contact me ALL INFO will be treated in confidence...Thanks
    7 months ago by Dave J
    Place
    Watermead
    model boat club
    mm
    watermead-model-boat-club-mm
    5 years ago by Fullsteamahead
    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
    6 months 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
    6 months 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?
    6 months 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
    12 months 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
    6 months ago by nutrunner
    Response
    First problem.......
    Hello Stuart, all part of the challenge I’m afraid, but rewarding once you have used your skills and cracked it. I’ve yet to build a model of anything, especially with wood, where everything is cut to fit, ( I’m not sure if that is really possiible) Fairey Huntsman is a lovely craft to build and plenty of references if needed to the detail of the real boat from http://www.faireyownersclub.co.uk/ Good luck, don’t give up, enjoy the challendge
    6 months ago by Brianaro
    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
    6 months ago by nutrunner
    Place
    Liverpool
    model boat club
    Liverpool
    model boat club
    Back at Walton Hall Park again now??πŸ‘
    8 years ago by Peter HS93
    Forum
    New to Forum
    Hello fellow model boaters. I'm new here so forgive my posting mistakes. Just wanted to introduce myself, I've been building model boats (static) for about 5 years. I mostly build my concept of a boat, however I have built from some plans. I build small models, 10" is my biggest and most are under that. I also have a fascination with air boats and have built several. Does anyone deal with soldering metal components, having a problem with material. Usually I draw what I want to build, make templates, transfer to balsa, and build. Are any of the clubs focused on non RC models? Looking to learn and share!πŸ‘
    6 months ago by retirement-hobby
    Event
    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 club
    s attend displaying a great array of their boats. For the train enthusiasts there is a large hall with fantastic displays and trade outlets.
    8 months ago by ads90
    Forum
    Modellers Exhibition Midhurst
    A really good turnout of
    model boat club
    s and members of the public at this exhibition today - a couple of photos if you missed it.
    6 months ago by ads90
    Response
    Danish Steam.
    Both this boat and the other one you link to is done by a member of Vallensbæk Modelskibs Klub, where I'm also a member Bernhard is the local king of detailing his boats (and trucks).
    7 months ago by Tica
    Forum
    Any
    model boat club
    s in Switzerland?
    Anyone know of a link to
    model boat club
    s in Switzerland?
    7 months ago by Ron
    Forum
    Any
    model boat club
    s in Switzerland?
    Try sniffing around here Ron, https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b&q=Schiffsmodellbau+Schweiz Hope you can decipher a bit of German. My French and italian ain't so hot!! Cheers, Doug
    7 months ago by RNinMunich
    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 club
    s welcome
    7 months ago by nutrunner
    Forum
    The BIG St.Albans Model Show
    Will def. like to be there, especially to see who this 'robbob' is, who appears to be a 'made man' at the St. Albans
    model boat club
    .!! 😜
    7 months ago by hmsnostalgia
    Forum
    Bournville Illuminated Regatta
    Hoping to get there with Worcester
    model boat club
    this year. Too late a finish put paid to last year. But, fingers crossed for this year Rob πŸ˜€
    7 months ago by rolfman2000
    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 club
    s 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‘
    7 months 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.
    7 months ago by epmbcmember
    Event
    Bournville Open Day
    Bournville MBC Open Day. Bournville Radio Sailing and
    model boat club
    invite all RC Skipper both wind and Power to join in their annual Open day. On the day racing for both sail and Power.along with informal sailing and general chit chat with like minded modellers. Free to enter Light Refreshments Free Parking Disabled Access Contact Rob Fowler 07714517445
    7 months ago by Aquaflite
    Forum
    de Mist Naval Tug
    Hi again! Have you tried contacting the Durban
    model boat club
    ? On their Facebook page they appear to have at least one model of an old SAR&H steam tug (not sure which one). They'd probably be able to assist with sourcing plans. Regards, Glyn
    7 months ago by Glyn
    Media
    TID Tug
    This is one of my friends TID tugs at the Hubertus
    model boat club
    8 months ago by rcmodelboats
    Response
    Upper & Lower Chines
    Hi Doug. All credit due to Phil Smith and his original design for that actually... Hi rolfman2000 I hope SWMBO is good to her word as I happen to know that the kit is now available to buy from Vintage Model Works πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ I'm told the price is Β£185.00 + P&P and there's also an optional stand/carrying box which is CNC cut to the hull profile for an additional Β£10.00 That sounds a bit of a bargain too. Contact Mike Cummings at VMW for more information: http://www.vintagemodelworks.co.uk/ I'm hoping to have the boat in an advanced state of completion in time for the London Model Engineering Exhibition at 'Ally Pally' in January 2019. It will be on the St.Albans & District Model Engineering Society club stand alongside my RAF Crash Tender. Rob.
    8 months ago by robbob
    Forum
    Sailing location / sailor
    Hi Joe, All you have to do is go to. Click on "
    model boat club
    s"! on the left of the website. Then choose the club you are a member of. Then click on "Sail Here"! I believe you then have a chance to print out a paper. Output of sailing at that club! That's it your done! Regards, Ed
    8 months ago by figtree7nts
    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 Merseyside 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
    9 months ago by boaty
    Response
    woodbridge
    model boat club
    hi if you look at the left side of photo you can just see her skirt and umbrella
    9 months ago by jacko
    Forum
    All hooked up, nowt happens...
    The Arun lives! All wiring completed this morning, Tx turned on, stick full forward, boat turned on, esc bleeped, stick to neutral, more bleeps, advanced throttle, both props turn in correct direction for ahead propulsion, motors stop when returned to neutral. No reverse yet so it looks like the esc will need programming. Down at Derby
    model boat club
    tomorrow to consult our programming guru. Result!πŸ‘
    9 months ago by rapidair65
    Forum
    INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW
    I`m going again this year with some of the Maldon Blackwater
    model boat club
    we`ve been now for about 6 years the best bit is the steak and kidney lunch😎
    9 months ago by bellman1942
    Response
    ellesmere port
    model boat club
    very good the trust have just opened the unfinished hanger 16 for extra parking space
    10 months ago by nutrunner
    Response
    ellesmere port
    model boat club
    I will be glad to go to Hooton park, what is the parking like.😎
    10 months ago by dennisw
    Response
    Ellesmere Port
    model boat club
    glad u likw our facilities
    10 months 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.
    10 months ago by NPJ
    Forum
    Kingsmere
    model boat club
    Me too Boatshed, since about 6 or 7 and I'm now 67! Keep on model boat building! Cheers, Doug 😎
    11 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Kingsmere
    model boat club
    Does anyone have photos of events held on Wimbledon Common by Kingsmere
    model boat club
    . In the late 1960's actually held on Rushmere Pond near Wimbledon Village. Thanks.
    11 months ago by Slowboat
    Forum
    Kingsmere
    model boat club
    I would willingly let other model boaters use it if I was lucky enough to get my dream fulfilled. I have been into model boats now since I was 9, 59 years and still enjoy it.
    11 months ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    Kingsmere
    model boat club
    Keep us informed on the Lottery progress Boatshed, ... we'll be round like bees round the proverbial honeypot! 😊 I'll even bring my shovel. Cheers, Doug 😎
    11 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Kingsmere
    model boat club
    I do know there is a large pond in Norwich in Eaton Park and you can run any type of boat on that pond. if I ever win the lottery big time then I will buy somewhere in Norfolk with a couple of acres of land and have an enormous lake built so I can play boats when ever I want. Also have a small boat moored so when it runs out of fuel or for any other reason cuts out then I could recover it easily.
    11 months ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    Kingsmere
    model boat club
    Yes, a great pity. I'm in Devon now so a bit too far away but I'm still hopeful someone may have some photos.😊
    11 months ago by Slowboat
    Forum
    Kingsmere
    model boat club
    When ever I went to watch the competitions straight running,it never seemed noisy to me ,and the pond was not particularly near to housing,and the large properties around there seem to have large gardens and you can bet a few of them will be merrily motor mowing ,strimming or leaf blowing on a Sunday afternoon.Sadly now the pond is a shadow of what it was a the edges all over grown and it seems to have shrunk in size the last time I looked at it .
    11 months ago by Ray
    Forum
    Kingsmere
    model boat club
    W"e've had all this before. Have any of you actually tested the so-called rules? have you told the little Hitlers to prove it? Use rivers, especially navigable ones. Look into the edicts that allowed the use of a pond for model boats in the first place, when electric didn't even exist. many ponds were built not only FOR model boats but BY model boaters. Accept nothing the little Hitlers say without absolute written proof, historically backed up. Do NOT pay a fine to someone who isn't a copper. I'm sure that cannot be right. Take the matter to the local press and TV stations. FIGHT the Bastards! Especiually when they're stupid enough to say it's the noise. Get or hire a decibel mater and measure what the mowers and strimmers knock out then measure your IC boats. Use the evidence to hang them by their own petards. Martin
    11 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Kingsmere
    model boat club
    It would be nice to see a list of both ponds and lakes across the country where all IC model boats are allowed to be run. I live just outside of Dartford and have about a 35 t0 40 mile run either side of where I live to be able to use my IC boats. I'm now retired and cannot afford to change all my boats to brushless motors. Sadly I'm not into slow running tugs and the like. I'm into MTB's and RAF Crash Tenders mainly or fast running speed boats.
    11 months ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    Kingsmere
    model boat club
    All very frustrating, has anyone compiled an exhaustive list of ponds where boats can be used?
    11 months ago by Slowboat
    Forum
    Kingsmere
    model boat club
    I do have several model boats with both petrol and nitro engines in them. One I have is a 48" PPT109 with a 26cc petrol engine and the exhaust has the water cooling going out via that way. it runs at a pleasant hum rather than the normal engine sound. it is a lot quieter than someone using a petrol lawn mower or a petrol strimmer. it is even quieter than most brushless model boats. Yet I am not allowed to use it on a pond on Blackheath just because of it's fuel system. I'm told that it's due to sound rather than fuel. The local council have a ranger that comes round and give you an Β£80 fine if you are caught using one. I find this totally stupid when they use petrol lawn mowers and strimmer's to keep the whole of Blackheath's lawns cut. I have a Proboat Miss Geico tunnel hull model boat and the motor screams when it's running but I'm allowed to run that on the pond.
    11 months ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    Kingsmere
    model boat club
    That did not seem very clear, Wimbledon Common has, or did have, a Committee of Commoners made up of local residents and Common Rangers. As I recall the local residents objected to the noise. KM Club was always very respectful of this but we had many visitors coming to the pond, some of whom really were quite loud. I grew up within 50 yards of the pond so was well aware of the problem.
    11 months ago by Slowboat
    Forum
    Kingsmere
    model boat club
    What do you mean by the Commons Committee banning the use of Nitro and Petrol boats. is this the Government Commons Committee banning them and does this mean in general across the country. I haven't heard anything about this. Surely there are too many people using them to ban them.
    11 months ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    Kingsmere
    model boat club
    Hello, The Kingsmere
    model boat club
    ended, I believe, due to the Commons Committee banning the use of Nitro and Petrol boats. G|reat pity as the pond was regularly used and kept in very good order. it really is quite a sad sight now.
    11 months ago by Slowboat


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