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The Model Boat Convention by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Haydock Park Racecourse Newton-le-Willows, WA12 OHQ Theme: Ships of the First World War Hundreds of models on display under cover with Specialist Trade Stands Model Boat and Model Boat material and equipment traders. Children's activities, including 'have a go' and outside activities Clubs and Individuals Exhibiting £8 for Adults £3 for children 5 - 16 Children under 5: Free of Charge Reasonably priced Refreshments and snacks available on site Free Parking Disabled Facilities Saturday 10.a.m., to 5.p.m. Sunday 10.a.m., to 4.30.p.m. For further details contact Mrs Jean Barlow, by phone 01492 583433, Mobile 07789 348817 or e-mail Website:

Brixham trawler IBEX by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi Bellman My Club sail several similar boats as well as an Ibex. They are all fitted with detachable keels which are fitted prior to sailing but can be removed for transportation and display. Our sailing waters are large and exposed and without the keels the models would not be able to be sailed. On the water the keels can not be seen. I tried a long keel on my Cariad and it was not a success as the keel tended to keep the model in a straight line. I now use a detachable bulb keel. The amount of lead will depend on your model and its overall weight. The bulb keels are a fibreglass moulding that we fill with lead to bring the model to waterline after inserting fore and aft threaded rod into the bulb. You will need to have holes in the keel to let the rods thro and long enough to be above the waterline. I fit a plastic tube and wood support inside. A washer and nut hold the keel in place. Before filling with Resin weigh the resin in the tin and remove that amount of lead from the bulb. Once set I use silicon to make a good seal between the bulb and hull and which remains attached to the bulb. Attached are pics of my Cariad.

HMS Dreadnought (S101) by Airtrooper Seaman   Posted: 6 days ago
That is a big advance on anything I have Doug! HUGE thanks! Also, it has been a couple of years since I last visited the RN Submarine Museum at Gosport and I can't locate the photos I took there. They had several superb models on display, including the one shown below (not my photo). In the background is the famous painting of the launch of HMS Dreadnought, but can anyone recall whether the model is also HMS Dreadnought, or one of her half-sisters (Valiant or Warspite, both 20ft longer), or another boat?

Fairmile D - MGB623 and MTB741 by boaty Commander   Posted: 9 days ago
Excellent boats with great scale performance. I like the Fairmile Ds as they are good subjects for modelling and at static displays they always attract a lot of attention. Boaty😊

What to do???? by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi Kathy Sorry to hear of your loss. Are the models static (display only) or radio controlled models? Most charities are usually willing to accept donated models, and the RNLI may be a good starting point. If they are RC then you can advertise on this and other sites or even e-bay. Museums do sometimes accept particular models but they often have a vast collection already and many are in storage and not on public display. As a start you could take pictures of the models and post in the Forum under for sale and see if there is any interest. Don't post your e-mail address or telephone number to avoid getting spam. I usually just put a location like Cheshire UK to help identify your location.

HMS Sussex by davidhgreatbatch Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
HMS Sussex sailing on the Warwickshire Avon at Defford before being displayed in the Flybridge at Defford Quay Marina

M.V. TEAKWOOD by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Thanks for the comments. I mount all my models on trunnions bolted through the hull into captive nuts held in the keel. In my opinion it makes for a neater display. All my models sail and can be displayed. The only down side to trunnions is the possibility of water ingress when sailing. I use capscrews with rubber washers screwed into the nuts and they work well. Guess you can always forget to install them, that should become evident fairly quickly! Trillium is correct, every GF hull I have ever worked with must be firmly fastened to a building board to remove flexibility and assist accurate working on the hull.

M.V. TEAKWOOD by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Sure looks like it Mark! I'm beginning to wonder if this is to be a display model only, and the bolts are for the pedestals!? Or maybe to bolt on a 'stability keel' when sailing? Doug 😎

Circassia model boat by mbillany Apprentice   Posted: 20 days ago
Circassia- Glasgow Circassia was built in Glasgow in 1937 for Anchor lines Liverpool to Bombay regular route, carrying 285 passengers and 4000 tons of cargo. She was taken by the Admiralty at the beginning of World War 2 and used as a troop ship to North Africa. She never saw action but troops dubbed her the “ship from hell” as accommodation was limited carrying far more than she was designed for. She returned to her 13000 mile round trip India run after the war, making her last voyage in January 1966, after which she was sold and broken up in Spain. This model was a 2 year project by a local retired yacht builder who is a real craftsman, built from original drawings to scale with great detail. Original drawings included with the sale. Includes 3 new rechargeable 6 volt batteries, charger, twin screw and bow thrusters, all servos and all works including navigation lights too. The transmitter is a Hitec Laser 4 with 3 spare channels if required (never used). The model dimensions are LOA 5ft 4inches, beam 9 inches and stands tall from keel to top mast at 21 inches. She weighs just over 60 lbs and sits on 2 teak plinths for display and has a rather crude but effective launching trolley and lifting straps. The plans say it is 1/8th scale. Contact details are Mike Billany, ** email and personal phone nos. removed Please use pm to share this info** I live in Hedon, approximately 7 miles east of Hull. Strongly suggest visit to view and buyer will need to collect. Asking price for all as above is £600 or very nearest sensible offer please.

St. Albans model show. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
I’m pleased to report that the fireboat finally got it’s bottom wet at the St. Albans model exhibition last weekend. Sadly it was only in the very small temporary pond that the club set up for the ‘have a go’ boats during the ‘free sailing’ session at the end of the second day, nevertheless it was a good ‘tank test’ for the motor and systems. The boat gets up onto a plane immediately and crossed the water into the hands of a ‘catcher’ on the opposite corner in seconds and when held static under full throttle it’s quite a job to counter the thrust. She sits nicely on the waterline but needs a small amount of ballast to correct a very small list to port, and I also need to extend the rudder servo limits to reduce the turning circle a bit. It’s a shame that there was no one to hand to take some action pictures and video so I only have a few static shots that I took. The St. Albans model show was itself a phenomenal success with public attendances breaking all records over last year and was well supported by numerous other clubs and societies. The glorious weather on both days also helped too! If you attended the show I hope you had as much fun as I did 😁 It was also great to chat with other modellers who inspected my boat in the clubs display room at the show, many of whom have also made this model or have one under construction, it's was a pleasure meeting you all. Robbob.

Chickerell Steam & Vintage Show by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 21 days ago
We are coming down. Is it possible to bring a couple of boats to display/sail Selwyn ? We are booked in at Sea view holiday park at Weymouth 😊

Chickerell Steam & Vintage Show by SelwynWilliams Lieutenant   Posted: 21 days ago
Large tent dedicated to a large display of model boats plus a nearby lake to sail them on.

HMS Bronington by dickylew Seaman   Posted: 22 days ago
[Score: 8/10] Twin Propellors (3 Blade) Direct Drive to a orion (3 Blade) - Comments: Built from Deans Marine kit with extra detail added. This is the ship prince Charles Served on. Built for RC but too unstable so just for display.

SeaBoard by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Hi Krampus, don't know why but suddenly I thought of your advertising boat, then my eye fell on a digital photo frame and it hit me how to recreate your 'Ad boat' 😉 see attached pics. Temporary mock-up on my Sea Scout. These digital photo frames run off 5V DC, so attach a simple 5V regulator to the boat's main supply to feed it. A one chip 3 legged item - no rocket science! Pics you want to display on a USB stick plugged into the photo frame. set the frame to 'Slideshow' launch the boat and Awaaay you go! cheers Doug 😎

Blackpool Model Show by ilewis Petty Officer   Posted: 25 days ago
The Blackpool Model Show features model boats, trucks, tanks & much much more. Indoor pool & truck roadway, hundreds of models on display, loads of traders plus a huge bring & buy. Sat 21st - Sun 22nd October, Norbreck Castle Hotel, Queens Promenade, Blackpool. Tickets £6 for 1 day or £9 for the weekend, children free. Lots to see, further details on the website