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    model slipway
    Tug AZIZ
    Just confirmation that this vessel has now been sold, and is soon to be returned to service. Many thanks to the new owner. Dave
    3 years ago by Davecounty
    Forum
    model slipway
    Tug AZIZ
    Further to the previously mentioned craft, the
    model slipway
    Tug/supply vessel 'Aziz' is also for sale. 1:50 scale, and measuring just over 110 cms. Again, constructed to the highest of standards, and with excellent detail, the craft has been used only sparingly. As with the other boats, the radio/electrical gear needs attention, as it is only presently fitted with the two motors and the rudder servo. This is a very impressive looking vessel, and I will give serious consideration to any offers that may be forthcoming. Many thanks, Dave
    4 years ago by Davecounty
    Forum
    Time to let go !
    For some time now, I've been addicted to purchasing beautiful things, particularly well made things, without much thought for my family, my job, or where the heck I'm going to put them ! On one such escapade I helped out with disposing of a small flotilla of very well made boats, with the intention of keeping one, and having made my decision on which one to keep, the rest must now sail away ! I must admit that I'm a sucker for 'plug N play' the easy way out possibly, but I really don't yet have the time to build a kit myself, which is my aim for the future . Ho Hum. Anyway, enough about me, what about the boats ? I hear. Well, the first is a very well constructed
    model slipway
    1:43 scale Assurance Class WW2 armed tug. The model has sailed previously, but is presently only fitted with a motor, rudder servo and various wiring. It will of course need finishing in this respect. The build quality is excellent, and is as it should be, except for a little attention required to the rigging, as visible in the images. Also, the white I.D. decals are slightly flaking, on the port side ( now I am being picky, but that's about the extent of 'things to do'). I guess the initiated will know the spec. but if any further info is required, please do ask. I am open to very sensible offers for this, and the other boats that I will be releasing. I purchased a collection, to save them from a commercial brokerage, and to retain one for my own use, which is now the case. Please do ask any questions, or let me know if you need further images of any aspect of the craft. Of course, I will not post, and it will be advisable for a prospective buyer to view first. The boat is presently moored in South Manchester, with easy access from the motorway network. Best regards.
    4 years ago by Davecounty
    Forum
    Trying to trace a boat
    Hi it may be a club 500 from
    model slipway
    - these are 550 mm long and come in 2 part mouldings with extras. http://club500slipway.com/ John
    4 years ago by JOHN
    Forum
    model slipway
    - Sentinel WANTED
    Or you can buy THE ORIGINAL if you like - nice quick Houseboat ๐Ÿ˜ http://www.britishmilitarysurplus.co.uk/documents/exHMCCSentinel-particulars.pdf ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    4 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    model slipway
    - Sentinel WANTED
    Anyone have a Sentinel Customs Cutter for sale? Please send PM with details, location, and price. Thanks
    4 years ago by ModelHover
    Forum
    model slipway
    - Sentinel WANTED
    There's kit for her here MH, https://www.modelbouwshopnederland.nl/en_GB/a-26414875/building-kits-model-slipway/sentinel-customs-cutter-ms-12/ More info here, kit comes from Barnsley! https://www.modelskibet.dk/Resources/Files/PDF/Sentinel%20instructions.pdf See pdf attachment. Check out
    model slipway
    77 Arundell Drive, Lundwood Barnsley S71 5LE United Kingdom Answerphone/Fax: 01226 - 715576 E-mail: info@modelslipway.com www.modelslipway.com I think Sea Craft also do a kit, available from Harbor Models in the US. https://www.harbormodels.com/slip115.html Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    4 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    1/16th scale Tamar
    I can work out scale speed as well as anyone. I am glad that your
    model slipway
    Tamar worked well for you with a pair of 600Eco motors, but many other owners changed their motors not long after the model was brought into use. You don't need high Kv brushless motors, or 4s LiPos to get scale performance with this model. The addition of a bow-thruster is well worth the effort and cost.
    4 years ago by kinmel
    Forum
    1/16th scale Tamar
    Like many people, I originally built a
    model slipway
    1:16 Tamar with the recommended brushed motors. Most of us switched to brushless motors for a number of reasons... 1. short battery duration using NiMHs, or an SLA with brushed. 2. These ALBs have an on-Service speed of 25+ knots and for scale speed, only brushless motors and LiPos can sensibly provide the power and duration.
    model slipway
    converted their demonstrator to brushless.
    4 years ago by kinmel
    Forum
    model slipway
    1:16 Tamar class Lifeboat.
    Hi all, I am starting my hobby on RC boats and am purchasing a
    model slipway
    1:16 Tamar Class lifeboat. Sadly I don't have the time to build a lifeboat, So I am reaching out there to those who are happy to build a kit for a well-earned sum of money. If you think you are up for the job please contact me as soon as possible and I will try my hardest in the future for you and help you to find success in your hobby I am looking for a fine skilled captain who has a good idea on what they are doing. I live in the Manchester area and am willing to collect for up to 45 miles. If you are the one who can do the job message me I will give you a quote on what you're earnings could be and when the schedule will start, and I will give the ready to go to send you the model to build. It would mean a lot if you could keep me updated on how things are going and would be good to see a vlog going up on the website I look forward to hearing from everyone Many thanks, Alfie.
    4 years ago by Alfie
    Forum
    model slipway
    Hi, is this model still for sale?
    4 years ago by Alfie
    Forum
    model slipway
    model slipway
    Tamar 1/16th lifeboat for sale fitted with bow thruster and servo,will come with two cans halford paint one indigo blue other VW orange Reason for sale is with only previously building one model this may be suitable for a more experienced builder,every thing in place for a beautiful finished lifeboat,photos available ยฃ325 With the model being at this stage it may be possible to send by courier Would consider swap for a cruiser i.e. Huntsman /Jules Verne /Perkasa with fibre glass hull with two props NOW WITHDRAWN FROM SALE
    6 years ago by shambles
    Forum
    Lost Tamar Class Model Lifeboat
    I am the secretary of our boat club and about a month ago I was notified by a member of the public that he had found the superstructure of a model lifeboat on his way home in the Basingstoke area. I now have that superstructure in my possession but asked around all our members and loaclly but no-one has any idea who may be the owner. It is from a 1:16 scale Tamar Class
    model slipway
    boat and the build quality is pretty good standard but it has suffered some damge but I do also have the some of the parts. It appears that it might have fallen from the back of someone's trailer behind a car, bike or mobility scooter - yes some of our older members now take their boats to our lake that way. However the
    model slipway
    boat is 1000mm long and a beam of 320mm and with motors, batteries and ballast would weigh quite a bit. The superstucture of the boat is named but I will hold back on that information until hopefully someone can come along and identify it as theirs. So if you know anyone who might have lost it near Basingstoke, Hampshire (Southern England for those who might not know where this is) please get back to me. Alan
    4 years ago by ads90
    Forum
    HMS HOOD by Trumpeter
    Launch day has come and gone. Overall I was very pleased with the way she looked on the water, but may I apologise for the quality of the video. First off, I was unable to get 1/200 scale dragonflies or a moorhen, which somewhat detracted from the realism, but most importantly, my ace photographer Octman was unable to make it. I promise to do better next time. I also learned that this is primarily a display model and it is so easy to damage or bend the many tiny parts. However, she has given me much pleasure both on the slipway and her short time on the water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPpt7j-WSTM
    4 years ago by cormorant
    Forum
    Fire boat
    Kevin, just checked the
    model slipway
    set and assume they are the very same as the SLEC set as the items appear to be the same. I'm not sure if I got net rail blocks with mine and can't check until 22/7 as my wife won't let me have the set till my birthday! But if that's the case you are just paying a fiver more for the same set. I'd say get em from SLEC! Cheers, Martin
    4 years ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Tamar deck colour
    Hi In the process of building a modelslipway 1/16 Tamar and wanting to know what rattle can shade of grey to use on the deck. Also should l paint the deck the finish colour then glue fittings on afterwards, or glue first and spray everything in situe. My first model boat so any info would be helpful. Alan
    4 years ago by alan50
    Forum
    Tamar deck colour
    Hi the
    model slipway
    kit doesn't have spigots on deck fitting although l could make my own spigots. Then should l look to fix to deck before or after spraying. Alan
    4 years ago by alan50
    Forum
    Trent class lifeboat
    best bet is Jackie at
    model slipway
    4 years ago by dragon
    Forum
    Spare parts
    I have emailed
    model slipway
    this afternoon, will let you if a get a answer
    4 years ago by Jerry1
    Guestbook
    Guestbook Post
    I signed on in January this year and was amazed at how many projects are on the go.The advice that is being offered so freely makes me feel good about this site.The quality of workmanship that people are showing is amazing.As soon as my obligations are completed I will get back to my building of the
    model slipway
    kit of the Shamrock. Don from Toronto.
    5 years ago by Donnieboy
    Forum
    Fire boat
    Hi Kevin. Welcome to the forum. A resin fittings kit for the 1:16 (34.5 inch) fireboat is available from SLEC: http://www.slecuk.com/balsa-wood/Crash-Tender-Fiting-Kit-PR802A.html They are made from styrene and are consequently won't add too much additional weight. There is also a white metal fitting kit available from
    model slipway
    : http://www.modelslipway.com/fittings/crashtender/crash%20tender%20fittings.htm This set looks more comprehensive and will add a bit more weight but will be much sturdier. Not forgetting the range of 1:16 fittings available from the 'Model Shop' on this site.๐Ÿ‘ I hope that's helpful. Robbob.
    5 years ago by robbob
    Response
    Al Khubar 2
    Really well built model of the Slipway kit. The detail is really good and some excellent pics. I see you put a raised coaming round the rear deck opening, should keep the water out. Congratulations on finishing. Have you another project in mind?
    5 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Building base boards.
    Hi Granpa, that's a 'skirting board' in UK! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Colin means a Building board. Like your own
    model slipway
    . Though I'm not sure what is to be adjustable!? ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Cheers Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    5 years ago by RNinMunich
    Directory
    (Racing Boat) Enterprize
    This is a
    model slipway
    club 500 boat (8/10)
    5 years ago by robtroi
    Forum
    Propulsion Hegi Revell Fairplay V tug model
    Hi Radiosailor I was not familiar with the model so have just searched. The Tug forum http://modeltugforum.com/ has an article by a member who did some mods. if you register you can see the pics and ask for advice. Regarding fixed or steerable nozzles they both work better than a standard prop. For maximum effect the steerable works best and this will certainly be the case with a single prop. I have had both types on tugs but mine were twin screw and I could turn both on the spot with independent motor control. From the motors you have I suspect the Xdrive 555 may have the best torque which as Doug said is best for Tugs. There are several suppliers but without knowing any measurements it's difficult to point you to a specific site. It should make into a nice model and will certainly look the part on the water. If you look on Model Slipiway's web site http://www.modelslipway.com/ they have a kit Al Khubar and AZIZ which are twin Kort. There are links to build blogs for the AZIZ which may be useful. Model Boats and MMI also had featured articles on builds for Al Khubar.
    5 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    1/20th scale Patrol boat
    I have recently bought an old
    model slipway
    , 1/20th Vosper Kawkab class patrol boat, and I've been trying to find suitable figures to fit without success, I assume they should be approx 80-90mm. Any ideas please? Thanks in advance.
    5 years ago by rossiter
    Forum
    Tamar motor help
    Hi all Just got around to start building a Modelslipway 1/16 Tamar . This being my first model boat and RC I am at a loss to what motors to fit . I would prefer to install conventional brushed motors ,but the ones recommended a few years ago 600 eco are no longer available Would be grateful for any proven recommendations ,or any easy setup using brushless without cooling . Trying to keep it simple and not too expensive Thanks in advance for any comments .
    5 years ago by alan50
    Forum
    Deceased members fleet No4
    Here we have the
    model slipway
    Maggie M again finished to a high standard looking for offers around ยฃ300 please PM me for more info and contact details
    5 years ago by kmbcsecretary
    Forum
    Deceased members fleet No2
    Here we have the
    model slipway
    Conserver again finished to a high standard looking for offers around ยฃ225 please Pm me if would like further info or contact details
    5 years ago by kmbcsecretary
    Forum
    model slipway
    tsekoa 2
    working bow thruster twin T4 motors Mtronics speed controllers Requires batteries and radio gear Space required at home. ยฃ300 (Plymouth area) Collection only preferred. SOLD
    5 years ago by ferryman
    Directory
    (Working Vessel) M.V. Conserver
    model slipway
    kit of a full size buoy maintenance/survey vessel still working out of Leith harbour, Edinburgh. Maiden voyage took place a week ago, it still needs work to finish it. it performed really well with a very tight turning circle. Further testing shows a more realistic speed using a 6volt power source instead of the original 7.2volts. (Motor: Electronize 545-12) (ESC: Mtroniks Viper 15) (8/10)
    5 years ago by Welshsailor
    Blog
    Damen Stan 4207
    Decided to advance LI-PO plans and try a 4S 4000mAh pack. This weight of this pack reduced overall model weight by 8 oz, so it is now 9.6 lbs, close to the original target. Was also to slide the pack further sternwards until it touched the inner face of the RIB slipway, about 2.5โ€ from the stern. The effect on the waterline was limited; the model now sits slightly higher with the waterline remaining level. Slowly increased the speed of the motors to assess the LI-PO performance. There was a significant improvement. There is no need to use โ€œ fullโ€ power as it probably exceeds max scale speed. As the model accelerates the bow lifts exposing an area of the red bottom paint. The wake streams down the side of the vessel and curls off the spray rails. She looks very realistic. The attached picture is at part speed. The model is totally controllable, the influence of the centre fins is noticeable as the heeling is not pronounced unless extreme manoeuvring is tried. After 90 minutes of use decided all original objectives for the model are now accomplished. She looks and performs well. The next task is to tidy up the temporary wiring and fit the LI-PO properly. Will also have to re-route more accessories through the voltage reducer fitted for the bow thruster so the LED lights are not overpowered. Have also bought a small r/c controlled childโ€™s jet ski toy with the intention is using the drive and control system in the RIB. it will require much mutilation of both the jet ski and the RIB to work them in together, but think it can be achieved. My next blog will tell.
    5 years ago by Rowen
    Forum
    Motor suppression
    Hi all, have just finished testing the Caroline. Dry weight including battery was 13.2 Kilos. placed in paddling pool and she sits nice and level, I attached a set of fishing scales to the transome and tethered them to bench at end of pool. Slowly increased power and at full throttle gave a reading of 7kgs on the scale, at half throttle still showed 5kgs and water was lifting over poolside. Although pool is only 1ft longer than boat enough power to lift bow, in fact she tried to climb out. So well pleased with results๐Ÿ‘. Battery lasted 1.25 hours at half throttle. So looking forward to her maiden voyage on Worcester Model Boat club open day, I feel like a 5 year old looking forward to xmas๐Ÿ˜Š. My son is going to help me on the day as she's such a big lump, should realy have a slipway launch. Hope some of you will be there to watch. Going shopping now, fire boat needs a new battery for fire fighting pump. Best wishes Colin. (photo WITH BLUE BACKGROUND was before refurb)
    5 years ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Wanted 1/16
    model slipway
    Tamar Kit
    Hi Alan. I am building a
    model slipway
    tamar at the moment,I have completed all the main construction. There are one or two things you need to look at and study before assembly so if you decide to purchase a kit mail me and I will help in any way I can with the things that I found during my build.
    5 years ago by Helineil
    Forum
    Wanted 1/16
    model slipway
    Tamar Kit
    Anyone have a
    model slipway
    Tamar kit that hasn't been started or minimal work done. Been looking for something to build and more interested in building at moment . Haven't built a boat before or any knowledge of RC . Need a new interest . Thanks Alan
    5 years ago by alan50
    Forum
    Wanted 1/16
    model slipway
    Tamar Kit
    Thanks for the offer . Think l'll stick with the Tamar . Thanks Alan
    5 years ago by alan50
    Forum
    Wanted 1/16
    model slipway
    Tamar Kit
    Got a Tyne class that's had minimal worm done that's sat on a very back burner
    5 years ago by WorcesterModelBoatCl
    Forum
    Wanted 1/16
    model slipway
    Tamar Kit
    Hi Alan does it have to be a kit ? I can give you a link to a set of free plans you just download and get them printed
    5 years ago by none
    Forum
    Modelslipway/Our Lass 11
    That was quick ๐Ÿ˜Š
    5 years ago by John2
    Forum
    Modelslipway/Our Lass 11
    Wanted Modelslipway Trawler Our Lass 11
    6 years ago by GYJOE
    Forum
    Modelslipway/Our Lass 11
    GOT ONE NOW
    5 years ago by GYJOE
    Forum
    ''Vanity'' leaves the building board
    It's not all that bad, all is not lost - http://www.themodelshipwright.com/ They also have a Hi Res plans page! check 'em out! Maritime Models is also alive and kicking! ๐Ÿ˜‰ http://www.maritime-models.co.uk/ Both with period wooden models and plans, right up your slipway! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    5 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Tamar lifeboat
    I have recently started to build a
    model slipway
    tamar class lifeboat and when marking out the holes for the bow thruster I noticed that the lower spray rails were not symetrical and that the front 220mm of the port side needed building up gradually from 0 to 5mm and back to 0 in order to correct the problem. I only noticed this because I printed two bow thruster position patterns instead of using the one supplied in the booklet and when used together showed up the problem. Not to difficult to resolve, but hope this might be useful to other tammar builders. If anyone has any other hints or tips for making this boat I would be most grateful๐Ÿ‘
    5 years ago by Helineil
    Blog
    DAMEN STAN 4207
    Repositioned 2/3 of the battery weight 8โ€ sternwards into the only convenient location available. Rewired so the battery segments remain in series and the 7.2 volts operating voltage retained. Was able to retest and determined that adding 4.5 oz of ballast at the stern established a similar waterline to one of the pictures the model is based upon. Considered moving the remaining battery cells sternwards to avoid ballast, but this would be difficult due to the internal configuration of the model. The effect of saving the 4.5 oz ballast on a 9 lb model would have little discernible effect of the waterline, am thus reconciled to adding a small lead weight of up to this amount under the stern slipway. The next step is to complete the stern R.I.B and devise a launch / recovery mechanism. Whatever the weight of these item turns out to be will need to be subtracted from the 4.5 oz and become the final ballast weight.
    6 years ago by Rowen
    Forum
    Trawler ''OUR LASS''
    Hi ginnyginny Graupner may no longer be available. Look at http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/bow_thrusters.html they have a selection of Raboesch. I also found the no e-bay. You could give Jackie a ring at
    model slipway
    to see what they recommend. If you Google model bow thrusters you may find more local suppliers. if there is noise it's probably because the internals have rusted. Hope you find what you want Dave
    6 years ago by Dave M
    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 ยฃ300. Can deliver to Ellesmere Port show if needed. Located on Merseyside.
    6 years ago by sailorboy61
    Forum
    Trent lifeboat 1/16
    model slipway
    s kit
    for sale,Trent Lifeboat 1/16 scale
    model slipway
    s kit,with fitting kit , brand new, unstarted, only bought last year,(sale due to other projects needs funds ) ,, collection only ,,to view,, 07903765943 ***NOW SOLD ****
    6 years ago by agoodboater
    Forum
    Our lass 11
    Try Jackie at
    model slipway
    http://www.modelslipway.com/, they produce the kit
    6 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    model slipway
    ''Maggie M''
    The "Maggie M" has now gone to a new home. Thanks
    6 years ago by Flack
    Forum
    model slipway
    ''Maggie M''
    For sale is my " Maggie M" kit which has to go to fund my next Lifeboat kit. The kit has everything to complete the model including a brushed MFA 919D series motor with a 2:5:1 gearbox, coupling and brass propeller but with the exception of paints, crew figures, model filler, adhesives, Tools and equipment. To complete a fully working radio controlled model a minimum 2 channel radio, speed controller and suitable battery would also be required. The kit has been started and the pictures show the work carried out. The size and weight of the packaged model will make insured post and packing expensive so local pick up is desired with payment in cash on collection, but I am prepared to arrange carriage at cost. The price is ยฃ200 ono plus p&p if required.
    6 years ago by Flack


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