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Canada 150 year celebration by GARTH Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
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

Edward . M. Cotter by GARTH Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
[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.

Wheel assembly by Trillium Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
The two side wheels are held together by 5/32” outside diameter brass spacer tubes. Seven tubes were cut to the same length, one for each paddle pivot location. There is an additional central tube of 7/32” OD to fit over the drive shaft. The assembly was placed on a drill press with a 7/32” size drill through the centre to align the two wheels, and hold them at right angles to the centre shaft/drill. The pair of side wheels were first soldered to three brass spacer tubes. A drill or a piece of steel rod was used as a mandrel to align them. Unfortunately I used the wrong flux and the rods and drill were soldered in, so had to be de-soldered. They were re-soldered using a different flux and aluminum tube to align the wheels. The remaining tubes were soldered in the same way. Some of the solder found its way into the clearance space inside the brass tubes, making the aluminum tubes a tight fit. After they were pulled out this solder was cleaned out with a reamer. Dave, Stephen says the only way (other than Youtube) to display a video was as I did.

S H Grainger Cigarette For Sale by headquarters Seaman   Posted: 1 month ago
CIGARETTE BOAT MODEL 48”x12” This cool model was built by S.H.Grainger & Co., Marine Models Division, Walsall, England. Originally designed as a display model of the famous Cigarette racing boat, this would make a great conversion project to either gas or electric. The hull and top deck are in good shape (a few mounting holes but no cracks) Many of the decorative parts in a bag. This will certainly take some TLC, but the basic structure is of laminated fiberglass and well built. Unfortunately I'm in Miami, Florida. Asking $75 plus shipping from USA. Any suggestion on where to post this would be appreciated.

CADMA Northern Model Boat Show by happysailor Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
CADMA model boat show with lots of traders and lots of models on display including an outdoor portable pool. There is also a reasonably priced restaurant on site. There will be a Bring & Buy available. Lots of Free car parking is available. Entrance fees are Adults £5, Family Ticket 2 Adult-2 Children £12. Children under 16 £2. Adult wheelchair users + 1 Carer £7. Child wheelchair users + 1 Carer £5. Opening Times, Saturday 10am - 4pm. Sunday 10am - 4pm.

Universal Model Show by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
The South Cheshire Militaire Show, now moved to a new venue. There are also Model Boats on display as well as a good selection of Traders for all modellers

Clyde Puffer by castlegloom Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 8/10] 33"/7000g Clyde Puffer Single Propellor (4 Blade) Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (6v) Batteries Controlled Through Mountfleet Models ESC - Comments: Kit Supplied by Mountfleet Scale: 1:24 Length: 33 inches (838 mm) Beam: 9.5 inches (235 mm) Displacement: 15lbs (7 kgs) Suitable for static display, free running or 2 plus function radio control

Website upgrade coming soon! by Fireboat Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
My fault Ed. I was tinkering with displaying a load progress bar for navigating between pages. But my tinkering broke everything until I noticed! 😜 all back to normal now 😊 Thanks! Stephen

SOUTH WEST SHIP SHOW by coastal1s Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
This show is now in its 12th year. For 2017 it is being moved to Gordano School Sports Centre, St Mary's Road Portishead. As usual at this event there will be a range of items on display/ for sale including books, photos, postcards, model boats collectables, ephemera and art work. Potential traders are welcome to email

Website upgrade coming soon! by Fireboat Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi figtree, I've just put the ships horns back! They used to use a flash plugin so I removed the feature to speed up the website and avoid all the warning messages browsers give about flash. Now they're re-implemented using HTML5 which is much cleaner. @Robbob, pleased you like the site upgrade too! The world of emoji/emoticon/smileys is confusing. The website has replaced smileys with emojis now. Smileys were little pictures that replaced text characters, I did have control over how they look, but it becomes messy as many people use smart phones and you get a mix of smileys and emojis. Emoji are actual characters, like letters. The problem is though, they're displayed in a whole range of different ways. An emoji in Firefox will look different in Internet Explorer, different again in Gmail, different again on an Android phone, different again on an Apple device. It is a pitty there was no alignment by companies! It does save downloading many little graphic files though and it helps the website speed. Also.... there are hundreds of emoji's to choose from. The website has a handful of common ones to pick from, but it's not limited really. All donations gratefully received. Unfortunately no big company pays me to keep the site afloat! I just know a lot of people enjoy it and I take some personal pride in having built it up to where it is today. It's all hand coded, no bought packages, I don't think any off the shelf package would give the same experience! Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone 😊 Stephen

Tug & Barges Display by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
With the Box Barge completed, I can now put my Barges together with my San Pedro Push Boat. The Tug & Barges will be about 120" Inches long! Which make for a good tow. The Barges aren't the same scale as the Tug, They are 7/32" scale while the Tug is 1/32". But that's OK. Oh, I know the Box Barge needs painting. It's raining today so, scratch that idea. maybe tomorrow will be a good day to paint. Anyway took some Pictures of my Tug & Barges together, Their going to be a sight at the pond come this summer, I'm sure of it.

San Pedro Push Boat by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I hope your better half feels better soon! and it's good to keep busy. I've never had ice breaking duties but, when I was a member at a club in new York city, I did a lot of boat recue work with my tug back then 35yrs ago. For now I just build my boats and display them, see the closest model boat club to me is about 38 miles from me. I have a pond about 1 mile from me but no way to transport my boats. so their dry docked on a permanent bassist...

Midhurst Model Engineering Exhibition by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
35th Midhurst Model Engineering Exhibition - Sunday 12th February 2017 Basingstoke Model Boat Club will be attending with our display. Doors open 10.00 hrs. Plenty of model boat clubs, model train displays, mecanno, etc. The venue is The Grange Leisure Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9HD. The entrance fees I believe are £6.50 adults, £3.00 children, Seniors £5 or £14 per family. Photo added of part of last year's show.

International Model Boat Show by Tall Paul Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
I'm going Sat. Have been before. Good number of clubs and members for a chat. Good number of suppliers displaying parts etc. Eastleigh and District Model Boat Club will be exhibiting all three days. see

DAMEN STAN 4207 by RHBaker Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
After filling irregularities around the lower hull sheathing and smoothing them out, tried a trail installation of the major electrical components. These all seemed to fit in quite well, so decided to cover the lower portion of the hull with glassfibre cloth and resin. Once this was dry and initially rubbed down, installed the propeller shafts. Another modeler once recommended fitting the outer shaft tube into a sleeve that goes through the hull skin. Decided to try the approach and would recommend it to others. It splits the alignment of the shafts into two operations; plan and horizontal alignment and then shaft protrusion. It does make it much easier. Installing the shafts still requires meticulous measurement and checks so the shafts are parallel in all planes. Had earlier fitted the motor mounts as they are necessary to ensure correct shaft alignment. The mounts are made of aluminium sheet cut and bent to shape. This was bonded to the inside of the hull. Mentioned in Blog 2 that an option to hang the batteries or ballast beneath the hull to increase righting moment would be installed. All my models are mounted for display on trunnions fitted into the keel. Decided these points would be ideal for screwing in threaded rods onto which the batteries or ballast could be hung. Shaped wooden blocks were fitted to the base of the hull. These straddle the keel and are at the forward and rear mounting points. Drilled through the blocks (and keel) and installed captive nuts. Beneath the nut fitted an automotive style wire connector into which a fly length of wire had been soldered. See picture of assembled and fitted front mount. These wires will be linked to main power distribution point when that is located. If not required the wires can be clipped off.