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Help! identifying a small ferry by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 9 days ago
Well have done some research and discovered this a representation of Mv Fairmile but without any of the forward superstructure forward of the aft passenger cabin. The livery seems to be inspired from the local life boat. So rather nice boat I will restore and use but no pattern to follow.

Broads Light Class Cabin Cruisers by NorfolkBroads Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 10 days ago
Many thanks Richard indeed. Yes, decades of knowing these craft in real form and the designers and builders right back has hugely helped us of course gain such a first class reputation of precise detail. However, like all these things, such has not come without heartache, where in running up a one year purposeful trial as a manufacturing business for these, I simply failed in being far too much of a perfectionist, and this took too long in getting every kit out. Although we perfected the trial run on time for every customer, we realised it could not continue without mass stress for a sustained period of years, and so sadly had to pull the plug on the purposeful trial, much to the disappointment of many potential customers. Broke our hearts too, but then, what were we to do, our pride told us to pull back before running up a full production.

Broads Light Class Cabin Cruisers by Richard7 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
Wow, that’s a fantastic model, you certainly have a eye for detail this is a beautiful model. I would just love to see to see this in the “Flesh” so to speak. You should be really proud. Richard

Broads Light Class Cabin Cruisers by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Great looking models.Nice job.Love to see more when you get them done👍👍

Broads Light Class Cabin Cruisers by Pratham Apprentice   Posted: 10 days ago

Broads Light Class Cabin Cruisers by NorfolkBroads Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 10 days ago
Thought I would share some photos of my lovely 1:16 scale model cabin cruisers, of the famous 1920/30s Herbert Wood's Light Class Blakes Holiday Cabin Cruisers. And their scale Broads dinghy, Titmouse. All their external detail is exact to the real craft of their heyday. I simply love constructing these old craft from a real bygone era. Presently underway are more cruisers I am working on, Cirrus and Western Light.

Queen Of Light by NorfolkBroads Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 11 days ago
This is a self project build, to scale of the famous 1930s Norfolk Broads Cabin Cruiser 'Queen Of Light'. Every detail on the model externally is as per the real craft. With her scale dinghy in tow, on the Norfolk Broads. Both are constructed to 1:16 scale.

Sally forth by bluebird2 Seaman   Posted: 11 days ago
[Score: 7/10] 30"/1700g Sally forth Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 50mm) Direct Drive to a mtronics 700 (2 Blade S Type) Powered by NiMH (9.6v) 10Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through mtronics (10Amps) ESC - Comments: Pictures to follow. ply deck and cabin scratch built on glass fibre hull from an anglers bait boat. As a novice I am unsure on amps and running times etc.

Elizabeth Cabin/superstructure by muddy Admiral   Posted: 13 days ago
The cabin has now been finished off with a well deck, the well deck is made of balsa mostly, and the floor is oly, the well deck floor is lined as planks ( urghh ), firstly scored with a blunt Stanley type knife blade the the plank lines infilled with pencil, the floorboard nail marks are just scored with a sharp pin with a little cyno rubbed in the hole to colour the pin prick, decided to make this as an all in one removal unit, It still has to be glazed and fittings plus furniture, as in windscreen , door's consul etc: .. The deck and all other woodwork has been varnished and the cabin roof painted white, awaiting suitable weather to paint the hull, as this is done outdoors.. Muddy....

Elizabeth by muddy Admiral   Posted: 13 days ago
Sorry chaps but canna remember how far into this build we progressed.. But hoping not to bore you, the decks were added, in Walnut planks 5mm x 3mm, edges lined with beech, ( this I named Bendy Beech ) it has been treated and one can tie this in a knot, no need for steaming or water soaking just apply glue and tack it down or clamp it until glue dries. BUT-it aint cheap.. Made a start on the cabin upperworks, this is veneered 3mm ply. Basic innards construction with formers trying to make it as light as possible. More to follow.. Muddy..

Graupner 'Commodore' by jbkiwi Commander   Posted: 14 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 30"/1200g Graupner 'Commodore' Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 20mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 30mm) Powered by NiCad (6v) Batteries Controlled Through 1978 Futaba 18v propo F+R ESC - Comments: Purchased the kit in 1978, while working on Norfolk Island (South Pacific) and built it in 1979. ABS hull, ply deck and balsa and ply cabin. Was a nice model, shouldn't have sold it. Would have been great with modern gear.

Wilhelm G by jbkiwi Commander   Posted: 14 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 36" Wilhelm G Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 50mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive to a 540 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) Batteries - Comments: Scratch built 'freelance' tug carved from a solid 12''x 12''x 45" block of driftwood in the 70s Wheelhouse was ply. Motor controlled by a set of car points for on/off. Had 2 different cabin styles and rails in its life. Had lights. Radio was Futaba 'brown box'on 27mhz.

My other hobby by Hellmut1956 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
I am surprised and not surprised at the same time. Surprised to see how many have jumped onto the wagon. Flying is something special, that is why I am also not surprised. For those of you from Munich, Germany. I did the instruction at the Jesenwang airport, WNW of Munich. As I was very often in the USA from very early during my instruction I did fly Cessnas 172. For some time at the Jesenwang airport, a Piper Arrow could be chartered. This "real plane", has its wing below the cabin, the Cessnas have them above, was a great plane to fly. I chartered a Cessna Cutlass in San Jose, CA, for 3 weeks shortly after getting my so-called PPA pilot license. My longest non-stop flight was from the San Jose airport to Sky Harbor, Phoenix Arizona. I remember the landing in Sky Harbor. It was night and it was my first solo night landing. In those days landing did take place at the main runway. So tower had to find a slot between all those jets on approach. But I can tell you, sitting as the pilot in command by night and landing at a great international airport is an experience you remember for the rest of your life.

Fairacre by jbkiwi Commander   Posted: 17 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 31"/1100g Fairacre Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 35mm) Direct Drive to a Graupner 400 monoperm (2 Blade X Type) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through China (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Fairacre plan built (RCM I think, early 70s) Rescued from rubbish bin on farm, rebuilt hull and f/glassed. restored, varnished and re 'glazed' cabin and added grab rails, mast , lights, curtains (leftovers from a Graupner Commodore I built in the 70s) cleats and boarding platform. Restored the deck and varnished. Fitted new prop shaft and rudder and made name decals. cleaned and painted hull interior.

MTB 49 by jbkiwi Commander   Posted: 17 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 36"/2400g MTB 49 Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 60mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 25mm) Direct Drive to a 380 27MM (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through CHINA (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Scratch built Thornycroft MTB from a 1960s Vic Smeed plan. Boat is 40yrs old from start till now. Bought plans in 1968 and finished 20 yrs later working on and off. Was twin prop with single Futaba ESC, on 27Mhz then an Electronize ESC on FM 40 Mhz now have just converted it to twin car ESCs and added a sound unit and is now run on 2.4 . Has a 100mm 12v computer fan for cooling with heat sinks on the motors. Has separate cabin lights and running lights.