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Hector Read by Gascoigne Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks for that Marky. Good to think she is still afloat. An engineer who once worked aboard related a hair raising experience he had years ago involving restarting a failed engine during a hazardous attempt to get a line aboard a drifting coaster in heavy seas off Gt Yarmouth. It gives an added interest and life to our models when hearing from seamen who actually worked aboard the real vessel. I am sure there must be many modellers with similar tales.

Work Boat Day by Aquaflite Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Event open to all to show off and sail their models of work boats. Tugs, Tankers, Coasters, Ferry's, Lifeboats, Cruise Ships etc. Tea Coffee and refreshments available. Disabled Access. 10am till 1800hrs. For more info contact Rob 07714517445

M Sonic microprocessor ESC. by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Colin Looks a bit like the Graupner Pollux tugs, I had a similar vintage tug from the early 1960s called Libeccio, was free running, Mighty Midget and fixed adjustable rudder. Converted to rc and used to push my Mercantic coaster around as they were similar scales. The hull eventually disintegrated (early extruded plastic) but my friend Bill managed to make a mould and cast in resin. In fact we use the hull with different designs for children to sail at shows. I usually have one in stock as they make a good starter model for new members. 300 size motors with a 10 amp ESC and 6v Nimh work fine. Hope you mange to get yours going.

waterline models by kenbestford Seaman   Posted: 9 months ago
have a small collection of waterline models for sale these are approx 12" to 16" in length some have display cases they range from coasters to colliers cargo and some warships from the 50s and 60s if of interest please contact me for further details also have a number of laminated a3 size plans from the same era which would be ideal for waterline model makers

Big Blue by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Nice work so far, my Brother had a similar idea, re hatch sizes, but he scratched built boat hull in 4 watertight sections, held together with rods, pushed pushed down from deck and using computer leads for Bow thrusters/lighting/radar etc. With all sections in place it could a large tanker, remove one section it could convert to a coaster, using Bow and Stern it became a large tug, all superstructure could be placed in any position on deck,even bridge section could be altered, by sliding it back and forth, back for cargo /oiler, forward tug. All this he could do in minutes, so looked it looked like he'd brought a shed load of boats to the lake. :-)

Nortlight Clyde Puffer by ads90 Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
[Score: 9/10] 27"/4000g Nortlight Clyde Puffer Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Geared to a MFA (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Viper Marine 15 (15Amps) ESC - Comments: The Clyde Puffer is a Caldercraft kit of 1:32 scale. It is a representative model of a typical small coaster from the Western Isles of Scotland, known to many ship lovers as a 'Clyde Puffer'. It has a GRP hull which has full external detail, riveting, strakes etc. and a plywood superstructure and decking plus over 200 white metal fittings. As usual for Caldercraft you need to have your thinking cap on as the A0 plan and the 'instruction book' do not match up but of course they do expect you to have a little bit of experience in model building. It has taken me about 6 months to build, but working on and off over this time. It has a large hull which is easy to house the motor, ESC, RC and batteries, etc. (I installed 2 lead acid 6 volt batteries, one on each side amidships) which gives stability and ballast. Being a large deep hull it needs a lot of ballast, even in its short length. I have only tested her in the big white test tank at home so do not know how it will perform on our lake. I have sailed her many times on our lake and she certainly sails well. I installed an electronic switch for the navigation lights and gives a good effect during the darker afternoons/evening.

Boaty- SS Activity, Semi Scale Coaster from Hobbies ltd by boaty Captain   Posted: 2 years ago
Thanks for that info. I have checked X List but still cant find plans for SS Activity. Is there anyone out there who had such a model circa mid 1960s or anyone with specialist knowledge of boats or plans that were produced by Hobbies Ltd of Norfolk around this period?: cool: Boaty

Boaty- SS Activity, Semi Scale Coaster from Hobbies ltd by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Have you looked on the numerous plans sites and their X- lists?. Google for them

Boaty- SS Activity, Semi Scale Coaster from Hobbies ltd by boaty Captain   Posted: 2 years ago
😀 Thanks Mark I may need to get a copy if a boat or a plan does not turn up. Andrew at Hobbies ltd is also searching for a Plan Number. As this boat was not actually marketed as a kit but just a plan with a wood pack, it may have been lost off the radar altogether. As it is 36 inches in length and 6 inch beam with main superstructure aft, I may be able to at least build a replica as near as possible from memory . Many thanks Boaty:

Boaty- SS Activity, Semi Scale Coaster from Hobbies ltd by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi Boaty, just looked on amazon, the Hobbies annual 1964 is available from several sellers quite cheep. Mark

Boaty- SS Activity, Semi Scale Coaster from Hobbies ltd by boaty Captain   Posted: 2 years ago
From Boaty - Managed to obtain a Wilesco D52 steam marine engine okay but am having some difficulty in either getting a plan or an actual model of the SS Activity steam powered coaster from Hobbies circa mid 1960s. It now appears that it may have been in the 1964 Hobbies Annual and not the 1965 edition as I first thought. This model appears to be very obscure especially when compared to the likes of Aerokits and Veron boats etc of that period. Does anyone know if there is one for sale or do they know if plans for this model are still available. Trying to find info on this boat at present is like searching for live dinosaurs and crashed U.F.Os etc. Regards Boaty

Mamod ME1 Steam Marine Engine by boaty Captain   Posted: 2 years ago
😊 Does anyone still use the Mamod ME 1 marine steam engine? Its been over 50 years since I last saw one in action. This was at New Brighton Lake in the SS Activity. The Activity was a semi scale kit for a coaster manufactured by Hobbies Ltd of Norfolk and was advertised in their Annual in 1965. It was 36 inches long with a narrow beam, the engine protruding through a cut out in the deck with an exhaust pipe that was connected to the funnel. Over the past 12 months I have managed to collect 2 Mamod engines , one being the SE1 Stationary Engine and other being the Mamod TE1 Traction Engine similar to the one I got for Christmas in 1963. I have been on the lookout for an ME1 but had no luck finding one. Restoration of such and engine should not be a problem as I find Tony Green Steam Models in Lincolnshire are excellent for quality repairs. Boaty 😀

Which Motor by randhbarker Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
I am about to start the Caldercraft SS Talacre. Can anyone recommend a geared motor for this Coaster. And any other tips for this Model. Many thanks

Model Slipway Tsekoa by Derek Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Thanks Dave, I have a Rother & 54" steam coaster on belt reduction 600's and theyre great. As you say different boats need different things. After talking at the club yesterday, I'm now looking at Brushless outrunners 1000kv. Quicrun do some decent low cost controllers. I've used their brushed version on a few boats. Cheers all.

British Coast by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 years ago
nice looking coaster well done