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Ellesmere Port model boat lake by NPJ Captain   Posted: 29 days ago
I can cope with the odd missing star providing there is not anything else missing ................... NPJ

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by epmbcmember Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 29 days ago
The toilets work, they are just not 5 star!

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by NPJ Captain   Posted: 29 days ago
EMPB Member Thanks for that. I am looking for somewhere to be taken with an easy approach. Next Spring this sounds possible. Providing the toilets work then great! All the best. NPJ

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by georgeo5664 Lieutenant   Posted: 29 days ago
Hi Paul yeah all good will post a picture of the fire boat it’s done 😁 yeah the pool is temporary we have took it down now but it will be back up in March I think. The pool is going to be bigger next year. Hooton is a great venue to be honest. Have a look at the photo it was taken at the beginning of the year mate.

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Hi George, nice to hear from you, dare I ask you have the Fireboat any further on yet!😁 Nice site at Hooton Hangers, but my understanding from epm's post is it was a temporary pool and not there now? I was hoping they had a lake, it would have been a spectacular site. I recall that there was some sailing years ago in raddle wharf on the other side of the museum, over by the hotel. Nice venue again, but very very deep and launching was a problem. Shame to see a club struggling for a venue

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by epmbcmember Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 29 days ago
To answer NJP's question we can get a car within 30 feet of the temporary pond, less if you drive on the grass, the pool is about 12" deep. The pool has now been taken down for the winter but we have been asked to put a larger one up next year. There are toilets there although not 5 star, but these will be refurbished when there is cash available. The site is the Hooton Park Trust next to the old airfield. At the moment they are refurbishing the last hanger with a new Belfast truss roof. They do have a website and they are on facebook. You can also read about it if you type in RAF Hooton Park Airfield, which was opened in 1917 and closed in the 1950's I think. At one stage it was Liverpool Airport before Speke was opened.

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by georgeo5664 Lieutenant   Posted: 30 days ago
Paul, We have a temporary pond at Hooton airfield and hopefully when we get settled we are thinking about putting a show on but not in March as it would be far to cold. Hope your keeping ok? George

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by NPJ Captain   Posted: 30 days ago
Thanks for that chaps. I will drop that from my 'look at' list. NPJ

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
There isn't Paul. The E Port club used to sail in the basins at the Boat Museum but this facility has, I believe, been withdrawn as well as the March Boat Show facility. The club was sailing at (I believe) the Vauxhall site in a temporary pond and there is talk of a March show at the former Hooton airfield site. Perhaps one of the club members could post details in the Model Boat Club Section, Please?

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I didn't know there was an Ellesmere Port model boat lake

Tug Tow by Brightwork Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Thought you might appreciate these....Towing a 30 Ton barge with 30 Tons of metal in it at Ellesmere Port Boat Museum, 1996. Making an unofficial Record. (35 mm pics)

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by NPJ Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Could someone describe the approach and parking at this venue please. How close can you get a car, toilets, steps etc. as I have been asked to go, but not that good at getting about. CHeers NPJ

Blackpool Model Boat Show by Flack Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
I was also at the Blackpool Model Boat show on Saturday and was quite impressed with the show in general, It's always very easy to criticise venues and I accept that the Norbreck Castle is not perfect but I didn't have any problem with the lighting nor the number of Traders or exhibitors, I do like the fact that everything is on one level and easily negotiable. I am amazed that there are comparisons with the likes of Ellesmere Port and Haydock Park in particular as I have been to both and find negotiating the various separate rooms and different levels a nightmare, I always leave both venues wondering whether I have seen everything. As a modelling fraternity we are in danger of losing these exhibitions and having to rely on internet purchases.

Blackpool Model Boat Show by liamduck Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
I had a look at Blackpool show on Saturday. Sadly, it is not nearly as good as it used to be and there appeared to be no new ideas about featuring the show. I did get a few bits 'n bobs that I needed but I could also have got them elsewhere without paying £6 for the privilege. I thought the lighting was reasonable, although slightly darker in some corners. All in all, I thought Haydock Park was better (but more expensive) and I prefer Ellesmere Port over both of these.😉

various by nutrunner Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
a few pics of our ellesmere port rc model boat club sailing day on the temporary pond at the hooton park trust site