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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)
Decided to take a break from the hull construction and make the davits which are quite a complicated affair. There are two types of boats on the Edmund Gardner. Lifeboats and Jolly Boats.Both of which have different davits. I made plastic templates for the various parts and on the last model made of the Pilot Boat I got copies made on a CNC machine In plastic. I don't have access to the CNC now so these templates were used as masters for moulds and the parts were made In hard white metal, (pewter). I suppose I could have made them all separately In plastic but Steve at Scale Hobbies Skelmersdale offered to mould them for me. The photo shows the plastic masters with the number required on each part. For those of you who do not know what she looks like please see attached photo of the real thing In the Canning Dock within the Albert Dock complex at Liverpool part of the Maritime museum collection
The Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show takes place at the Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port on the 1st. and 2nd. march 2014. It Is the usual format of Model Boat Clubs, Traders, The David E Owen Comoetition, a Bring and Buy sale and on the water sailing from our dock system. There will be tows for anyone to try their hand at tug towing.
The boat was completed In December 2012, trying to replicate the Meteorite engines was a no-no, there simply was not enough room after fitting micro servos for the water pump and lights and then the 12v 7ah PB battery along with fuses for each motor's esc. Initial runs were carried out at Sheringham pool but It was too small to accommodate the boat's speed, otherwise all was ok. Ships Gear Includes the folding stepped casualty boarding ladder, Scrambling Nets, Davit (of course), working lights and monitors, Hard Suction Hoses and complimentary fittings to scale, 2 Suction Wrenches, Foam Tanks, Deck Filling points for Petrol, Water & Foam Compound, Tow Hook, Engine oil tank fillers. The Sick Bay Is furnished with bunks,blankets and pillows, floor standing table with fiddles, drawers below bunks, First Aid Cabinet, hatchway steps. Wheelhouse Is fitted with Blumels type wheel, twin throttle controls, Instrument panel and Kent Screen. The wings that caused the delay In completion of the boat were long ago completed and the plane has done many flights and Is always ready for good weather windows. Foolishly perhaps I kept an expenditure log on the 46" Fireboat, some £1300 were spent, and well worth It I think as It Is a Museum piece added to my ever growing collection. Photos? Some I've already uploaded to the site but there are 20 In all best suited to a CD or Stick. Jim