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    White Star BB''570''
    Started on an easy build. A White Start from Billing Boats. As usually the build instruction is very basic, all is more ore less shown on the main drawing. I have skipped the original 3mm shaft and added a 4mm from
    robbe
    incl. a 3 blade Graupner racing prop as used in my Classic. I'll be using a 1100KV Brushless motor with a 2S LiPo. The basic of the hull is now done.
    6 months ago by Tica
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    robbe
    Westerriff lotse pilot vessel
    Hi Dave, Wow that looks like spaghetti junction but I am up for a challenge. I have sent you a message Brian
    5 months ago by Hurric123
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    robbe
    Westerriff lotse pilot vessel
    This boat is understood to be a
    robbe
    1:25 kit, constructed to a very high standard, and is the pilot vessel Westerriff. The craft is finished to the most exacting of standards and, whilst fitted with a motor, bow thruster and lots of wiring, will need additions and finishing to perform, with, battery, radio gear etc required. ( I also note there is no servo for the rudder ). It has sailed previously, and is provided with many attractive features, including operating water cannon, rotating radar, operating mast lights ( numerous ). The length is 106 cms, or a tad under 42 inches in old money.( The craft is supplied without the stand that is shown in the images. I am presently looking for a suitable stand, so if there is one out there to be had, please do let me ( or the new purchaser ) know. If further info or images is/are required, please do let me know. Again, I am looking for a reasonable and realistic offer for the boat, and all offers will be considered. The craft is presently moored alongside the previously mentioned Assurance class armed tug in South Manchester. ( also, the least I can do is to ensure that a suitable donation is made to the site following the sale of any of the craft that I am offering for sale ).
    5 months ago by Davecounty
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    ''smaragd''
    here my
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    smaragd in heavy wind conditions ! sails like a beauty 😁 for an old big lady !
    6 months ago by Smaragd
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    IRC 88 stock maritime (
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    sirius)
    refitted
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    Sirius IRC 88 (by stock maritime) completely new electronics and fittings, resprayed in 2k polyurethane topcoat
    6 months ago by Smaragd
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    Moorcock
    I bought the Moorcock from a fellow boater and decided to rebuild her as the Moorcock. The hull was stripped bare and the prop-shaft tube removed and completely remade with a new prop. The hull was then repainted and the life boat and davits added The superstructure was cleaned up and remade with a
    robbe
    spring loaded grappling iron added to the rear deck.She is powered by a 24v scooted motor salvaged from a garbage bin and has 4 x 12v 7amh SLA's to provide power. She is a good strong vesel to sail and is often used as a recovery tug.
    6 months ago by GeoffA
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    (Yacht)
    robbe
    smaragd
    A top sailboat from the
    robbe
    collection, the big lady also referred to. adjusted sails to look more original and keel weight added to improve stablilty (5/10)
    6 months ago by Smaragd
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    Smaragd
    Here's my
    robbe
    smaragd, its about 30 years old and recently I have refitted some electronics. sailwinch replaced for the genua fore sail. it just did not function very well. It sails like a beauty and very steady on coarse.
    6 months ago by Smaragd
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    Dusseldorf Fireboat
    Krick bought out
    robbe
    and have started production of the Dusseldorf Fireboat which i bought, but the directions are in German, does anyone have a set printed in English that i could buy or make a copy for me and i will pay you for them? Thank you
    6 months ago by dperry285
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    Scale?
    I have purchased a
    robbe
    1:25 Working Fire Monitor to fit on my rebuild of a Keilcraft RAF Vosper Crash Tender. The plans for the boat state 3/4 to 1inch (1:16 scale). The
    robbe
    Fire Monitor was the closest size I could find, but when it arrived it appears to be grossly out of scale and looks far to big and out proportion to fit on my boat. Is it me or have
    robbe
    got the scale wrong. As an aside I am very disappointed with the poor quality of the monitor which does not match its Β£25 cost.
    7 months ago by RobbieMcKennan
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    Smaragd
    I have a
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    Smaragd Yacht. 1/10 scale. This is quite old now and could do with a β€˜make over’. I would like to see some plans or instructions from the build before I start and would therefore be grateful if anyone with knowledge of this model or better still, copies of any paperwork that came with the kit contacted me. A few pics attached of this very β€˜forgiving’ yacht............ All the best. NPJ
    2 years ago by NPJ
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    aeronaut classic
    I have the following setup in my Classic: Graupner BL Compact 260Z 1380KV with a Graupner ESC 18A FWD and REV. The shaft is replaced with a
    robbe
    4mm (no 1442) as the one provided is a flimsy part that will not withstand the motor set-up. Prop is a 33mm Graupner racing item. it is running on LiPo 2S but if one need a rocket it can run on 3S. Great fun to build and performs great on the water
    7 months ago by Tica
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    Nordea research
    Hi This could be the
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    Nordenay. This was a research vessel which is well out of production but a nice and impressive work boat. if you google
    robbe
    Nordney you will see pictures of her. She was twin screw with a crane to lower a work boat. Regards Kevin
    8 months ago by kevinsharpe
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    20th Scale ELCO 80ft PT boat part 9
    Hi thanks for your input The pictures do not show the mini fans now attached to each motor which were
    robbe
    d from PC cooling fans. The boat is not a performance craft I will hopefully only pull 20 to 30A from each of the low kv motors. Spec. 2808 1400KV 14 Poles Brushless Motor Max Watt: 350W Voltage range: 7-15V Max amps: 35A No load: 1.2A
    10 months ago by CB90
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    Taycol Supemarine Resurrection
    IN THE BEGINNING there was what looked like a pile of rust😲 which got soaked in WD40 for 24 hours! After washing off with warm water and washing-up liquid, and drying in the sun for a few hours, the bearings (and copper wire brushes) were oiled, missing connecting links bridged, and 6V (with current limit 3A set) was cautiously applied. Lo and behold she rattled and protested BUT RAN! Oh! That nostalgic smell of ozone, and enough sparks to read a book byπŸ€” Next connections were changed, to separate field and armature coils (brush gear), and connected to a standard brushed motor ESC (Graupner Navy 30A) via my prototype converter board, and a
    robbe
    Servo Tester to simulate TX and RX. lo and behold chapter 2; she ran forwards and backwards😊 and no sparks! Now dismantled (last 3 pics) to start clean up and replacement of corroded parts. Sorry Col, I broked your motor😁😁 Armature was cleaned up and commutator polished; surprisingly lots of 'meat' on it so motor has not been run much. Next stop; lathe to make some new frame spacers. After that new bearing bushes cos the old Paxolin end plates have worn so that there's about 1/32" slop! Will probably have to turn the drive shaft down from original 1/4" (6.35mm) to 5mm to remove last traces of rust and pitting. Cheers All, Doug 😎
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
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    Calculating scale speed
    Hi Colin, must admit I'm using some skills I didn't know I had, or had forgotten through disuse! it's been interesting though and I think I'm on the 'back straight' now. I'll write it up in the blog later. For the ESC any decent 20A brushed ESC will do nicely. I've been doing the testing with a years old Graupner Navy V30R and a
    robbe
    Servo Tester, see pic. Good idea with the SATNAV, 7mph seems to be Spot On πŸ‘ Cheers, Doug 😎
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
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    Paloma
    Just wondering if anyone's got any experience of building one of these boats. I've managed to get one brand new in the box. Wondering if 2 x 555 motors will be enough for it running on 11.4 Volts. Any information gratefully received. Regards Mike.
    10 months ago by chippy
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    Old Futaba servo wiring...
    Hi Martin, would have thought the name was self explanatory! πŸ˜‰ In the attached pic you can see my
    robbe
    Servo Tester at the top. I used it to simulate the proportional signal from a receiver while testing your Taycol converter boards, not to power the motor.😲 Motor power came from the mains PSU in pic two, the battery eliminator circuit (BEC) in the ESC provided power to the tester. The tester provides the signal to drive servos, or in this case an ESC, and saves the faff of setting up TX and RX and fiddling with batteries when I want to test a circuit or function before building it into a boat. Cheers, Doug 😎 Oh, and by the way; when you get into lighting for your boats don't forget to buy an LED Tester as well 😁😁 You could also think about a simple RF Detector / Meter to check if your TX is actually transmitting 😁 Like I did with your TX using a home brew device - OR you could wait til I get around to publishing a Build Blog for the refined version I am making using a couple of RF diodes and a sensitive 300microamp meter 😊
    11 months ago by RNinMunich
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    Smaragd
    Do you still have the
    robbe
    Smaragd Jan? Couple of us have one and wondering how many others there are around. Regards. NPJ
    11 months ago by NPJ
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    Smaragd
    East RN Ray, where did you see that other Smaragd? I cannot find it. Cheers NPJ
    11 months ago by NPJ
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    Smaragd
    I will go and look for those as a bit of a break from thinking"tender". All the best. NPJ
    12 months ago by NPJ
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    Martin's Taycol Conversion Boards
    I know Martin, sometimes I blind myself 😁😁 Anyway I thought 'in for a penny ...', if I'm gonna make the boards then ... 'Wenn schon denn schon' as they say over here 😊 OK. I'll screw the boards into the boxes and put lids and screws in a bag. I'll leave you to make the cut outs in the boxes for the wires 😁 For the benefit of others here's a pic of the test setup and some video evidence dat de ding woiks πŸ˜‰ RATS 😑 video file too big, 30MB limit πŸ€” Will try another method later. Taycol Target was running on 6V with current limit set to 2.5A - just in case! All three boards work perfectly using the
    robbe
    Servo tester instead of messing about with TX, RX and batteries πŸ˜‰ Will now start packing everything, with instructions for the mods to the Taycols. By the way; do any of your Taycols have reversing coils and that silly lever switch? Cheers, Doug 😎
    12 months ago by RNinMunich
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    Smaragd
    Just for information. While I was browsing through the Yacht section of pictures, I came across another Smaragd yacht. The pictures were posted 2/3 yrs ago. I wonder if they are still active members, and have seen any of our chats and pages. It would be good to hear from them. Still looking through the many archived pictures. Best Regards Ray.
    12 months ago by East-RN
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    Emerald - ''Round the Word'' ocean racing yacht.
    Purchased new in kit form, from
    robbe
    . 1998. Specifications:- Overall length: 1380mm. Overall beam: 360 mm. Draught: 300 mm. Mast height: 1800 mm. Overall height: 2200 mm. Standard sail area: 80 square dm. Sail area with Genoa: 94 square dm. Total displacement: 12 kg. Ballast: 8 kg. Scale: 1:10 Control
    robbe
    Futaba F14 Marine transmitter / receiver. Channel 1 - Rudder servo. Channel 2 - Spare. Channel 3 - Genoa sail servo. Genoa switch module - fitted between the stick potentiometer and the transmitter channel 3 Socket. (Reverses the Genoa sail servo for Port or Starboard tack.) Channel 4 - Main sail servo. Channel 5 - Auxiliary 3 position switch - up position. Channel 6 - Auxiliary 3 position switch - down position. Receiver channel 5 - Mono Memory relay module. To drive the Blister motor out, to raise the Genoa Sail Clew. Receiver channel 6 - Mono Memory relay module. To drive the Blister motor in, to tighten the Genoa Sail Clew. Recently recovered from the back of the shed, where it has been in hibernation. Now I am retired and have some free time, it is under a review and refurbishment. New paint on the deck and upper hull (above the waterline). Solid state relay modules added, to replace the micro switches, operated from a cam on a servo (replacing analogue channel 2 with on/off channels 5 and 6). Pictures show the sea trials after the 10 year hibination. The Genoa Module had failed in the carbon potentiometers. No replacement available, so found a local electronics repairers, who changed the potentiometers for Β£10.00. The carrying cradle was designed to hold the sails, and secure the yacht while rigging at the waters edge. Also acts as a dry dock, while working inside the hull. When the repaired module is fitted, and the Genoa sail is operational, I will post detailed video of the Genoa sail winch and Blister motor and their operation while sailing. Genoa Sail Pictures added.
    12 months ago by East-RN
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    robbe
    Smaragd
    Our posts crossed Ray............. Thanks for all that and I understand the transport issues. Gives me a good reason for doing away with the 'weak bits'. I am trying just to get the Tender under power so it can be used during the next two months, then back to the yacht may be. However someone has been kindly tidying my stuff up and now I cannot find even the transmitter! Can print out the stuff you provided though................. All the best. NPJ
    12 months ago by NPJ
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    robbe
    Smaragd
    I bought the model boat kit new from Bournemouth Models in 1998. They were the main suppliers of
    robbe
    models and parts in the U.K. at that time. it came in several boxes and a lot of room in the garden shed. It took some time to assemble all the separate pieces into their respective components. Then final assembly as per the manual and diagrams. Yes the hand rails were there at the beginning, and remained there for the first couple of years. With the standard jib and main sails, there was very little interference with the sheeting. The problems were with the transportation, as they are exposed on the edges. The stansions would catch on clothing while lifting and walking with the model.
    12 months ago by East-RN
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    robbe
    Smaragd
    As I hope you can see, I have had a break through with the files. Not done them all yet, but having success now. Many thanks for all the trouble you went to. Lets hope others will also benefit. Did you decide to do away with deck rails or were they not there when you acquired the boat? All the best. NPJ
    12 months ago by NPJ
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    robbe
    Smaragd
    With reference to the deck hand rails:- 1. With the model being so heavy and large, I found that transportation to the sailing venue, and the possibility of a reasonable walk from the parking area to the launch/waterside, that the handrails were the first items to suffer. 2. With the Mainsheet extending out over the railings, sometimes it would get snagged on one of the stansions. 3. The Genoa sheeting is really long and loose on the Lee side. it too could get snagged at times. I am looking at getting new stansions and looking at installing them again, but with the Genoa fully rigged and sheeting operational, to see how it can be installed securely and reduced risk of snagging.😱
    12 months ago by East-RN
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    robbe
    Smaragd
    Because of the size of the sheets, I went to "Office World" a local stationers, that have a copy and print section. They scanned the documents for me, and put them on a stick. I would suggest taking the files to them, and they can print them for you. Take a note of the sheets to be printed on the back of other, on A3. So you can assemble them in an A4 booklet. The page numbers on the left hand page is the sequence to use, as that is the first section of the book, assembly method. The later section is the parts lists etc.πŸ€” Ray
    12 months ago by East-RN
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    robbe
    Smaragd
    As you can see it has all the transfers.................... No deck rails on yours. Perhaps that is the way out of one problem. The windows really work for me. Still trying to open the plans. All the best. NPJ
    12 months ago by NPJ
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    robbe
    Smaragd
    On the original kit, there were no portholes or windows. it was all done by transfers. Grey pieces of paper, slid onto the cabin sides. I cut the holes to the shape of the transfers. Then I planked the sides around the window frames, from deck to roof. Then I used some old cd cases, to cut and shape the window glass. it worked quit well. πŸ‘
    12 months ago by East-RN
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    Smaragd
    Have not found your boat images yet................ With mine I am most concerned about the 'weak' stanchions, the fishing line rails and lack of any 'proper' windows/portholes. I will dig out some images and post them up. Re the RAF 'Tender'. Well wished on me in a way. More of that model on another bit of the site. All the best. NPJ
    12 months ago by NPJ
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    Smaragd
    No worries Neil. I see you are working on a RAF Fire Tender at the moment. When you start on the Emerald (Smaragd), I will be here if you have any questions. I did post some pictures of my model recently, and am doing some maintenance myself. Hopefully I will be able to get her out on the water soon and get the Genoa up and in full sail. Yes, it would be good, if a few other owners of this model joined us.πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž
    12 months ago by East-RN
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    robbe
    Smaragd
    Well will have to think a bit before I start on that. Will need both brain cells sparking up to achieve that! Where did 'Tom' come from? Bit of a stretch for the predictive text from Ray!
    12 months ago by NPJ
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    robbe
    Smaragd
    Remember to print these pages double sided. Cover with inside Cover on the back. Page 1 with Page 2 on the back. Page 3 with Page 4 on the back. Page 5 with Page 6 on the back. The Sailing map was in the middle of the book. The Genoa Document has all 3 pages within the file, and can be printed and assembled in the same way. Hope it all comes together. Ray
    12 months ago by East-RN
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    Smaragd
    Now the Manual.
    12 months ago by East-RN
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    robbe
    Smaragd
    Thanks for that Tom. Will check it all out tomorrow all being well. You will have realised that the printer reference should have read A3!
    12 months ago by NPJ
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    Smaragd
    Sorry, Missed the first Plan.
    12 months ago by East-RN
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    Smaragd
    That looks great. I have Adobe printer and will try one tomorrow. Quite exciting after all this time. Be interesting to see if any other 'owners ' appear. Will post a few more detailed images of bits of mine that bother me. All the best. NPJ
    12 months ago by NPJ
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    Smaragd
    Neil I have all the documents scanned to pdf files. Could I post them on this web site, so anyone can download them. Are you able to get them printed. There are 4 full size A0 plans and two Construction Manuals. I Separated the English text, and reconstructed the pages, to be copied on A3, double sided, then put in order and Folded to make the A4 Manual.
    12 months ago by East-RN
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    Smaragd
    Ray, that would be very good of you if you have the time, but I must cover your costs. You will have seen the Brian Roberts make over. Well mine looks nothing like that! Previous owner, years ago, had used fishing gut for the rope work and the hull is looking very tired. I am a little limited in my dexterity and tire quickly, but otherwise up for it after this RAF Tender is at less able to be used. Would like it to 'look good' as it did sail so very well. Will keep in touch. Cheers. NPJ
    12 months ago by NPJ
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    Smaragd
    Ahoy NPJ. I can copy them and send them to you. There are 4 plans, and they are full size A0. The full instruction manual is a booklet of A4 size. A separate instruction manual for the Genoa/Blister addition. It has some good points on how to manipulate and set the sails, even if you don't have them. I did use a higher while I was building the yacht, so there are marks on the text and diagrams. However, this does not hide or cover the text and diagrams, and you will be able to follow them. It will take a few days to copy, and get ready to post. Ray
    12 months ago by East-RN
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    Smaragd
    East-RN I have not been active for a while and the first week back I get your mail.............. I would like to have the documentation please. I will pay for all coping etc or maybe you could scan it in if not too much. Otherwise post and I will do all the necessary. I do not have the 'extra's that you refer to. Did not know about a 'blister pack' Are you going to put some images up? All the best. NPJ.
    12 months ago by NPJ
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    Smaragd
    Hi East, Welcome aboard πŸ‘ How about posting your Smaragd (= Emerald BTW) in your Harbour? Sure folks would like to see some pics of your pride and joy πŸ˜‰ Cheers, Doug 😎
    12 months ago by RNinMunich
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    Marblehead Sailboat
    All done and ready to sail. I took it to an outdoor swimming pool at a neighbours and did a Sytems check; Stability; All was fine and I suspect this is going Go like a greyhound on the lake! Put in a new sail winch
    robbe
    #8336; rudder servo is HiTec HS-322HD
    1 year ago by Ron
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    (Tug Boat) Happy Hunter
    Found this kit on a well-known auction site and bought it for Β£100. it is the original
    robbe
    kit and fittings included. There was no command module and so I have devised a way of having working anchors, tow, crane and warning beacon, bow thruster, nav lights and searchlight. It was a bit of a struggle to balance her properly and she needs quite a lot of ballast. A real handful, you might say but she looks really well on the pond. (Motor: MFA Torpedo 800) (ESC: Action P94) (8/10)
    1 year ago by liamduck
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    Who bought
    robbe
    ?
    Try Cornwall model boats as the Graupner have revised their range. As suggested look for Krick and Ro Marine Good Luck
    1 year ago by Ianh
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    Who bought
    robbe
    ?
    Who bought out
    robbe
    ? Are the kits and accessories still available?
    1 year ago by Ron
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    Who bought
    robbe
    ?
    Hi Ron, Graupner bought the marine model part of
    robbe
    a few years ago. They market a lot of
    robbe
    boat stuff and electronics, but not all!, under the trade name 'roMarin'. Most roMarin products are also available through 'Krick' amongst others. Just look for 'roMarin'. Cheers, Doug 😎 http://www.krickshop.de/e-vendo.php?shop=krick_e&SessionId=&a=search&SearchStr=romarin http://www.krickshop.de/e-vendo.php?shop=krick_e&a=catalog https://www.graupner.com/ https://www.
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    .com/?___store=english&___from_store=default
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    FS:
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    PT-15 KIT
    From my personal model stash: PT-15 This kit is the 1/40 scale
    robbe
    kit approx 34 long and 9 inches wide when built. A new kit, but I do not have the original box for it. . It APPEARS that everything is in the box including the
    robbe
    PT-15 Fittings Set 1098 (For PT-15 Kit, No 1097). Stuffing tube, motor and prop are included. The plans and an instructions book that does have English instructions is also included. Contact me if you have any questions about the kit, or would like detailed pictures. Price is $200USD plus shipping ( keep in mind it is a large box...) The price of this new is $390 plus tax see http://www.loyalhannadockyard.com/ROBPT15.htm for more information I also will be listing a
    robbe
    SCHNELLBOOTE KIT shortly, for the same price.....
    1 year ago by bustedknuckles


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