Hi Martin, sad but true🤔 All I found was this http://intheboatshed.net/2015/09/02/1885-classic-mary-ex-vanity-needs-someone-to-save-her/ a report on her threatening demise. The first pic is the one in your profile! Interesting (for me) it was once owned by a Mr Bell, my own family name! Seem to have been 3 Vanities. The rest of the photos are terrible! How did she get into such a state, or is it a totally different boat from yours? When did you live on her? Is there a class name to look for? Good hunting, will assist if I can cos I know the problem from when I was trying to find info on HMS Hotspur and U26. I also have shelves full of books, several from the Deutsches Museum here in Munich, mostly quicker to thumb through than firing up the 'haunted fish-tank Mk II' 😉 Cheers 😎
Has any member ever made a model of the Melik, the river boat that took part in the battle of Omdurman. I did contact the national Maritime museum for drawings, now I don't know if I got this wrong, but I got the impression that they want £70 for the first sheet of drawings then £50 for any other sheets required. Sorry I cant afford that kind of money. 😭
[Score: 8/10] 43"/1900g MTB743 Capable of 7mph and a runtime of 35mins Direct Drive to a COMBO 380 (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 11Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through ACTION ELECTRONICS (5Amps) ESC - Comments: This is a Failmile 'D' MTB. This version and number were operated by the 65th Canadian MTB flotilla in the English Channel. I made the model as this version as my Uncle was one of the crew. This model hull is built from scratch in the in the same was the real boats were using double diagonal planking. The propulsion is with 4 props paired using a dual ESC by Action Electronics and 2 11.1v LIPO batteries. These MTB were powered with 4 Packard 4M-2500 Engines with a hull speed of 34.5kts. Armament:- 4 x 18" torpedo's, 2 x 6pdr Mkv11 guns, Twin 20mm Oerlikon gun, 2 x twin Vickers Machine guns on powered mounts, as well as other smaller machine guns on the bridge. For more info goto the Manitoba Maritime Museum
Confederation marine modellers will be hosting a display & model boat pool for Canada's 150 birthday here at Hamilton's Steam & Technology Museum . The museum has a working walking beam pump , live model steam engine rides , mecano displays
[Score: 8/10] 39" Edward . M. Cotter Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 70mm) Direct Drive to a Johnson (4 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries - Comments: The real fire boat is stationed in Buffalo New York . This fire boat visits Port Colborne on Lake Erie every year for Canal Days & because the model boat club I'm in sets up a display at the museum in town I decided to build a scratch build of this boat I used the prints of the Sequin Midwest tug for the hull & Internet photos for details. I used the tops of Lepages glue bottle to simulate the Monitor on the decks I'm real proud of them.
Depends what's meant by West Cumbria. There are clubs listed on this forum, also try Model boat Mayhem. By googling I found Windermere Steam Boat museum have a club based there, that maybe able to help. Also Blackpool And Flyde model boat club. Think there's one at Hoylake also. Ellesmere port museum are having an opening weekend event shortly. Someone there may have ideas. If you Put on here your exact location it may draw someone's attention.
Depends what is classed as west Cumbria, I googled and found Blackpool & Flyde model boat club and Windermere model boat club based at the steam museum. They may be able to help. There is a list on this site, see if any areas are close to you. Another site to post on is Model-boat Mayhem.
Not done a 'blog' But my Solent also started off as an 'Aerokits' kit back In '79 or 80'. It was always an ever changing model and has ended up as true scale as I can get It using the drawings I bought from RNLI drawing office In Poole a few years ago. I gave It a fake number 48-021 to cover any mistakes If compared to a real life boat. I've sailed It across the Blackwater estuary In Essex from Bradwell and I can honestly say It was the first craft In Burnham-on-Crouch Marina when they let the water through In (about) '88 or '89. After donating my old home made RCME 27meg system to the Mid Thames Boat Club museum at Beale park In 2000 I sailed It at Beale park quite a lot with my new 'Fleet'gear- trouble was MTBC always had their 'lifeboat days' when we were on holiday and the lifeboat days fizzled out. So now It languishes In the garage.. Did meet some nice people from Watermead club at Beale a couple of weeks ago... So may get It there.
Confederation Marine Modellers Is holding Its annual "Boats In the Park" show from 10am to 4pm each day. Boats will be on the water and on display from several local clubs. Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers will be present giving free rides on their model railway. The Museum will also be open.
Wallasey Model Boat society and Hoylake Model Boat club are holding a display of their models at Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton. Entrance £3, children free. The £3 entrance fee Includes access to all the Fort's exhibits, Including Luftwaffe over the Mersey exhibition, Thetis Exhibition, Aircraft Archaeology Museum, Merseybeat Exhibition, Merchant Navy Radio and Radar Exhibition, full size Titanic Radio room reconstruction and 18 ft long model of Prince of Wales.....
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March Fun event for enthusiasts 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 Admission £3.50
Sorry to hear you are still having problems. They have advertised In Marine Modelling Jan2015 and the contact details are the same as on their web site. I did notice that they have extended holidays and may not be open from mid Dec to 12 Jan. Also noted they are open 10am to 3pm so may not answer calls outside this timeframe. The e-mails should be answered however. They do not Indicate which model shows they are attending but will be at Alexander Palace on the 17th. They usually attend the E Port spring show In March at the Boat Museum. I chose to pay on receipt and made payment once the goods arrived. Delivery was not quick and I believe It was two weeks after I ordered. Perhaps their order and delivery system Is better structured towards this method as they are a manufacturer rather than a retail outlet. I hope you manage to get a satisfactory solution.
Hi! Mark NO!! this Is not the only show In the North West we have the Model Boat Convention at HAYDOCK which gets better each year, also two shows per year at Ellesmere Port Boat Museum. But as I said, I think the organisers, (A Model WORLD) are going to change the venue next year. Cheers Max(4clubs)