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Sids Model Boats by sidley70 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 19 days ago
Hi Boat enthusiasts, From Australia. Here are some more of Sid,s Boats. All scratch built. The last one is a Amphibias. Sid🤓

Sea Queen by sidley70 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 20 days ago
Hi Model boat enthusiasts, This is a photo of almost completed 2 model boats I have almost completed. The Sea Queen 50 years old find. It was found in an attic in a kit. The kit was in a very poor state and most of the timberwork had to be glued back together or remade. I had no plans for it and had to source a copy from the Model Boat website. It is a very nice model. The pilot boat was scratch built and sails very nicely. I have been building boats for about 30years and have built over 25 boats, scratch built all of them. I have included photos of some of my boats.

Sea Queen by sidley70 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 20 days ago
Hi Martin In Australia we do not have many boating enthusiasts so the market for scratch builders are not there. We have hobby shops but they only sell kits. The main suppliers are in Melbourne called "Float a Boat" They do have quite a lot of boat fittings. I source a lot of parts from UK from "Model Boat Bits". Steve is quite helpful to deal with but as always the cost of potage kills it. Regards Sid

Intermittent radio problems by boaty Captain   Posted: 28 days ago
😁Had this problem back in the mid 1990s with an MFA Spearfish with 12 volt set up and 40 MHz radio. In one part of the lake it appeared to lose radio contact which was puzzling. A fellow model boat user said he thought it was interference from radios in taxis that were operating close by. Never really got to the bottom of it but the fellow enthusiasts explanation appeared to have logic to it due to the close taxi operation. Boaty😁

New Foss Tug by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
For you Tug enthusiasts, I saw this tug on a recent trip out west. Then this article in the Pacific Maritime magazine.

For you Tugboat Enthusiasts by Dampfgerd Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Current name: PROTECTOR IMO: 9139828 Callsign: WCY2824 Here : here here: and here:

For you Tugboat Enthusiasts by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago Saw this Tugboat today, but could not get up close.

Graupner Elke HF 408 by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Dave, Can't find the motor I have on the Mabuchi site. My guess it is quite old. I think it is a TD 224 that I picked up at a boot sale from a model plane enthusiast. So far I have run it on a 7.2v nimh so will change to 6v asap. I gave it full throttle in the bath and no sign of heat or fumes in battery, motor or esc. Thanks for the help. As you say a quick turn around the lake is in order. The fuse advised by Doug is now installed.

displaying at vintage and steam rallies. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Thanks Dave, I try to promote the hobby as best I can, wife says I get too enthusiastic when explaining how the models are built and how they work. But if people ask I'm happy to answer.

Midhurst Model Engineering Exhibition February 2018 by ads90 Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
The Midhurst model engineering show is on again at its usual time for this year. Many of us who regularly attend this event enjoy this show, meeting up with fellow boat clubs / enthusiasts and looking at all the other interesting engineering hobbies that are in attendance. The new centre complex at Midhurst is a great place to visit and provides great access for getting our exhibits in and out of the halls plus it has welcoming facilities including a small cafe and caters for those persons with disabilities. The date of the show is Sunday 11 February 2018. Many model boat clubs display along with huge model train displays, Mecano, etc. Not had confirmation yet but I beleive that the doors open at 10.30 hours for the public. Basingstoke Model Boat Club members will be out in force manning their stand. See 'The Grange' site for further details.

Gatherings by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
Why brave enough, Bryan? The thing I will say is that we are a great bunch of enthusiast who primarily sail for fun. We are there Sunday morning from about 10.30 but do check the website as we sometime go to a local eatery for breakfast and banter.

Lifeboat Enthusiasts' Society by Dom of Essential RC Captain   Posted: 8 months ago
Lifeboat Enthusiasts' Society demonstrate a huge array of super scale boats at the International Model Boat Show. Enjoy !

Circle43's USCG boats by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Hi Dave, your last sentence is exactly what I mean. Especially on a PC screen this is tiring on the eyes. Hope he registers this exchange cos he's obviously a highly talented and enthusiastic builder (if slightly monotonic!) Cheers Doug 😎

Veron Vosper RTTL 28" by surfacesub Petty Officer   Posted: 8 months ago
How refreshing to read this thread. I built this kit in 1959/60 and from memory powered by a 1.5 c.c. E.D. diesel. Radio control I used a Reptone single channel unit for the rudder only. We had always had some sort of family boat on the river and not being able to be on board the RTTL was very frustrating for me. Sadly I sold the model as my training/career took hold. To this day I wonder if she has survived the test of time. She had a unique (highly illegal) ID number 2945. If any model boat enthusiast stumbles over my motley attempt at this Veron kit I would be very interested to hear? Good luck Skydive130 and enjoy the building experience!

For sale full Olaf model boat kit by Nev01 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 months ago
Full kit, US Hospital ship 1944, St. Olaf 1/9 scale , length 54ins width 71/2ins . This kit includes full plans and brass deck fittings, full instructions and cd on how to build the kit. This is a beautiful kit with loads of details. It also includes full history about the real ship. I bought this over a year ago but just haven’t the time to build it , the kit is all there nothing is missing at all , it cost me £475 from deans marines , this would be a ideal project for a model boat enthusiast I just don’t have the time ! Any questions please ask PRICE £275 Cash on collection only as this is a big ship ?