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It's a sad day!. by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Yep, built mine with my Dad, a 34" Crash Tender. We used the then new PVA glue and to be honest, 54 years later it still holds well and is waterproof. I really must finish it some day! I confess I never had an IC engine in a boat, but I've always had an ED Racer with water jacket and big brass flywheel. Still have it on my shelf with others, but I could never get the buggers to start! So Dad made sure the Crash Tender had a good electric motor when he spoiled me with it all for my 11th Christmas. I had REP single channel R/C and a Taycol Supermarine motor and Taycol coupling. That's what's in it and will stay in it. Alas the R/C gear was stolen. I could replicate the case, but there just ain't the time for all these things, so an old Mini Hex 1970s Propo set will go in it as a classic curio. I used it for years with the REP on the oyster ponds at Paglesham. Left, centre, right, centre, wiggle right, wiggle right and so on. The Taycol ate batteries! Martin

It's a sad day!. by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
My first one was an RAF Crash Tender, My parent's bought it for me for my 9th birthday in August 1959 and for the Christmas they got me a ED Hunter 3.46 cc diesel engine. I never got any R?C as that was far too expensive they said. I didn't care about that as I had great fun with it just building it with my dad. the story is quite long about the build so for now I will leave that.

Prince Charming - Sam O. Berg by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi Terry, glad to help, hope you found some decent plans. Yep, they have many great Maritime Museums in Scandinavia. I spent a week in Stockholm (yes I know that's not Norway😊) just before Christmas, visited the Vasa Museum - Fantastic. Happy sailing, Doug 😎

Its Spring again! by mactin Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Ahoy Mateys, U41 with a triple spring clockwork motor Ive designed, the hull is made from a tin of deluxe continental chocolate biscuits (available from Aldi £1.99) I think there ex Christmas stock!

raf 93 and 94as mentioned earlier boat 93 was purchased from internet built in the late fifties by a scots gentleman by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Both great looking models. Where did you get your little men for the boat ? For my ninth birthday (1959) my parents bought me a 34" Crash Tender and my father (RIP) and I built it over several months and for Christmas that year they bought me an ED HUnter 3.46cc engine. As you said R/C back then was too expensive. We used to go out with it to the nearest pond it was about a mile and a half walk and use it there. Blackheath pond south London. It was either do a straight line to each other and then round in circles until it run out of fuel and the wait until it drifted back in with the breeze. When we built it my dad used to bring home old tea chests broken down in pieces and would use a fret saw to out out more pieces to build a second one at the same time. He said this was so that we didn't do anything incorrectly to the original one. That other one was given to my younger brother and they bought a Taycol Standard and put that in it for him. They were great fun In all we built seven of them 6 were out of tea chests and old orange boxes. He gave them away, I know one of them went to our milkman one to a work mate if his can't remember where the others went. When I left home when I was 20 I left mine there and I never found out where that one went. I have a 46" from the Vintage Model Workshop people and a 34" that I purchased in 1994 on the 50th anniversary when they made a limited run 50 of them, in my shed still in the boxes unmade. I drew round all the parts onto paper and on the Epson printer/scanner I reduced the parts and have built a smaller one I think she is 28 inches long. It is virtually all balsa wood the only parts that are not are the side stringers they are Obeeche strips and the two bottom skins where I done a second skin of 1/64th ply to strengthen it in case of any mishaps on the pond edges. I have not finished that one yet. She did have a trial run on water but due to a too larger 4 bladed prop and too big rudder and maybe the wrong motor she was a bit of a disaster I lost heart for a while after that. I had a bit of a mental brake down due to a serious work problem and gave up on her. That was about 6 years ago now and she is sitting on top of a cupboard in the living room . I will get round to finishing her one day, now I'm retired and back to good mental health.

Fairmount Alpine by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Welcome aboard jugge, very nice build, as your Amsterdam is as well 👍👍 Good work. Was in Stockholm the week before Christmas, lovely city, the Wasa Museum is incredible. Best regards Doug 😎

Too Powerful Brushless ? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Mark, all good stuff, as ever from you👍 Just one thing; Prop Shop has ceased production after the fire they had. Probably only still trading until rest stock is sold and the business then wound up. 🤔 So I would go straight to Raboesch (or Krick here in Germany) for cast props and suitable matched shafts. You can download the whole catalogue from their site to browse at your leisure 😉 This is the announcement on the Prop Shop site Cheers Doug 😎 "Welcome to the Prop Shop web site. AS YOU ARE PROBABLY AWARE A FIRE IN APRIL 2017 SERIOUSLY DAMAGED OUR PRODUCTION FACILITIES. SINCE THEN WE HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATING OUR CLAIM WITH OUR INSURANCE COMPANY. JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS A SETTLEMENT WAS REACHED. REGRETTABLY THE AMOUNT WE HAVE BEEN PAID IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO ENABLE US TO FULLY RE-ESTABLISH OUR PRODUCTION CAPABILITY. WE MUST ADVISE THEREFORE THAT THE DECISION HAS NOW BEEN TAKEN FOR "PROPSHOP" TO CEASE TRADING. WE WANT TO THANK ALL OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OVER MANY YEARS AND SINCERELY HOPE YOU FIND SUITABLE ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS THAT MEET YOUR NEED. REGARDS, PROPS SHOP TEAM January 2018" 🤔

Linda's Legacy by Bobatsea Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 24" Linda's Legacy Single Propellor Direct Drive to a Dumas Jolly Jay - Comments: My first model boat. Was a Christmas gift from my wife.

Excelsior by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
I was given a copy of Dunkirk for Christmas but not got around to viewing it. You might spot some modern buildings and modern boats in the background at Weymouth.

RC Catalina flying boat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Sounds good to me 👍 I'll have a look now. The Cat is on her way and should arrive by Saturday. Have a bowling league match all day Sunday so will check the box on Monday. Christmas again!!😊

Donations - Thank You by Fireboat Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi All, Just a quick thank you to everyone who donated in 2017 and so far in 2018. It's only with the kind contribution of members this website keeps going. Advertising helps, but it doesn't fully cover the costs of hosting, domains, mobile apps, security certificates and upkeep on its own. A few things on here are due an overhaul again, usually I take time out at Christmas to overhaul sections of the website, but this Christmas break was too hectic, so the website had to take the back seat (or the stern perch). Going forward it's still a life project that continues for me. The website will turn 11 this year, it's come a long way in that time. Originally just static pages, people would email photos of their boats and I'd manually put them online. Laughably unsustainable these days if that still happened, so I must thank you all for keeping the ship sailing, the engines firing and the masts raised! I'd still like to overhaul the website, so amongst juggling a job and other commitments I will be working on this. If you haven't yet but would like to do so, please consider donating. The average donation last year was £8 - so an even bigger thank you to those who stretched a bit further. Donations can be sent securely through PayPal – just click the amount you’d like to donate in the left side panel on the website or at the bottom of the home tab on the mobile app. If your local currency isn't GBP, PayPal will let you enter a value in your local currency. Cash and cheques are accepted although less preferred because of security. If you wish to do this anyway, please PM me for details. Many thanks once again, Happy 11th Birthday to the website and Best Wishes to everyone for 2018! Stephen

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Captain   Posted: 5 months ago
Christmas good. Eight hours to 2018. Dreadnought prgressing, albeit slowly. Main superstructure and bridge next.

Happy 43rd Anniversary today by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Slightly belated (due to Christmas non alcoholic hangover) 43rd wedding anniversary. Hope you both had a great celebration. Jan and I are only 2 years behind you, and I certainly couldn't live without mine. Many congratulations. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Hunstman 31 fittings kit for Christmas from Slec by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 5 months ago
Yes they do. Their model is tiny ,this is the precedent 31" huntsman. The fittings look the perfect scale. In my opinion there too big for their model.

Hunstman 31 fittings kit for Christmas from Slec by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Still a great looking model, do SLEC sell the fittings separately? Mark