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Cross Matching tx/RX from different brands. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
As a vintage model restorer and user it would be handy to have a chart showing which branded tx's will work with which rx's. I have an assortment of radio gear from the early 60's to quite modern 90's, but as most of the models I have were donated to me without either the tx or occasionally the RX sorting out with such a chart would be easy. 27mhz and 40mhz. Along with the more recent 2.4ghz. Could be split into 3 sections, to show compatibility. Sounds like a challenge, but together we could compile such a chart. ANY TAKERS. Cheers Colin.

Taycol Supemarine Resurrection by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Wholeheartedly agree Boaty, my fleet is made up of vintage boats which I love reviving, most of them were donated to me over the last 4 years my wife and I both enjoy sailing our boats and trying to encourage younger folk to try it. I have no problem turning over control of my 50 plus year old boats to total beginners of any age, the youngest so far is my grandson who started on his 3rd birthday with a small rc boat I bought him. Now at 4 he's getting quite good and learning learning manoeuvring with my large tug Valiant which is just over 4ft and pushing 60yrs old. I have never been tired of those that are willing to learn and have a go. BTW The supermarine is mine and I am going to be installing it into my father's old sea commander built in 1957. Originally had a diesel, but the taycol is the ideal replacement. And with Doug doing the rebuild on it I will be able to use it with my modern rc system. Cheers Colin.

LED's for sale by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
open to offers and all proceeds from this sale will be donated to this site

Waterproof voltage droppers for sale by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
open to offers all proceeds from this workshop clearance will be donated to this site

Graupner switcher unit for sale by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
open to sensible offers and all proceeds will be donated to this site

Tempory computer by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 months ago
Hi Ron, Thanks for your comments. The small Tug (EMANUEL) is 16" long, scale unknown. No crew as yet, but will try some of my model railway figures. The larger Tug (VALIANT) is 48" and is 1/32nd scale. But using 1/35th scale crew. As for your Gipsy yacht. I'd love a copy of your plans, could it be possible to copy and email. If yes I'll pm you my email address, it's quite possible I have a suitable part built hull that was donated to me at a show last year. Cheers Colin.👍

Fairmile by Sparkman Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
This beautifully madden boat has been kindly donated to our Club (Aldridge Model Boat Club ) by the former Chairman of Rugeley Power Station Model Club, looks great on the water and has a static display .Thanks again Brian Rogers

Guestbook Post by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 months ago
I do a lot of wreck research and one of the reasons I joined was to find a sea plane tender that had picked up the pilot from a 1941 plane I had found underwater. I needed a photo of a similar boat but couldn't find the tender on the web. I mentioned it on here and back came a photo of the self same sea plane tender from RNMunich? That meant so much to me but I have been intrigued by the details and research modellers do on here. I felt so grateful that I donated to such a great site.

what shall we make with this! by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 months ago
so following a plea for a cast off boat for a friend, Dave generously donated this hull, its very nice. We discussed a gun boat, in a stand off sort of scale, as he likes military, with perhaps a superstructure that can be removed, and a different one made to fit, so two boats In one. But the more I look at it, the more I think it would make a minesweeper etc sort of thing. I'm not that well up with this sort of craft, its 43 inches long, so quite narrow, It has to be pretty much "none fussy" as the owner and builder is relatively new to this, Ill help, but its his boat, and he has clumsy hands, 😊 so it wont be super detailed. Easy to use, so single screw, more than likely brushed motor running nimhs or even lead acid (ouch🤓 that goes against everything I do!)_ Ideas please!

Donations - Thank You by Fireboat Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 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

new member by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Neil, it was the Second PayPal War! 😉 I donated a couple of times to help out with the expenses of running the site! No dough - no go! 🤔 Have a look on your Profile / Account to see how to do it. Cheers Doug 😎

What to do???? by Kathy Seaman   Posted: 1 year ago
Thank you all for your help. I spoke with my mom and she is not wanting to "sell" but wants to donate to a museum. At least for now. I will definitely show her the posts and she can hopefully make a decision. Thank you again!!

What to do???? by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year 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.

What to do???? by Kathy Seaman   Posted: 1 year ago
My dad passed away leaving the family around 30 model boats each one taking around a year to complete, and other types of models. We would like to each keep one and the others would do well in a museum. Any suggestions as to who to call to donate?

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Doug I have to agree with Mark. The Club was donated a completed model and it was very restricted space inside. As mark says it sails OK with one ESC and there was even room for a switcher unit for lights. Your Destroyer would benefit installation, especially if youu other hand is engaged with litre jug of the gold nectar!