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Surface Drive by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
In model boats Surface Drive. How does this work ? Who makes units (that work) ? What type of Propellers are used ? How are they steered ?

Fun Run by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Enjoyable day.Light rain but lovely weather.Members from Kawartha Marine Modellers,Confederation Marine Modellers and Metro Marine Modellers attended.Wide variety of boats.Had BBQ afterwards.There is a couple of pictures of Springer tugs for people to have an idea what to do to theirs.

54 year old Crash Tender by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Evenin' Martin, Yep, I found a few photos, even some of a rather scruffily finished model. Also found the plans for a sister ship from Billing Boats, so at least I can see what's missing, surprisingly little actually. More important I can see roughly what was badly put together, but not how to make it work yet. I want to try and make the sails work - a new field for me😲 But then you know I'm nuts already. 😁 Thunder moved on last week, but is already on it's way back. You lived here 'in der Gegend' a while so you must know what it can be like! Parched we ain't! Haven't had to roll the hose out yet😊 Now back to thread cutting, bl...y mechanical gubbin's 🤔 More power to your brass! Cheers, Doug 😎

Sea Queen by sidley70 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
Hi Doug Check out some more Photo,s of my model boats. sid

Sids Model Boats by sidley70 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 18 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: 18 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 RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
Hi Sid, for my Sea Scout I used fittings from Krick here in Germany. Several from the 'Riva' series; e.g. jam cleats and tank filler caps you can see in the photos. http://www.krickshop.de/Products/Accessories/Accessories-for... http://www.krickshop.de/Products.htm?shop=krick_e&SessionId=... From the same source I also got some pear drop shaped red & green running lights, a white mast lamp, ship's wheel. Still to be fitted. Other possibilities are, The Model Dockyard http://www.model-dockyard.com/acatalog/Ship_Fittings.html or Cornwall Model Boats. https://www.cornwall style='background-color:yellow;'>modelboats.co.uk/acatalog/ship_fittings.html Cheers, Doug 😎 PS the fittings I'm using are nicely chrome plated on brass😊

Running Lights arrived! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Shame about the deck lights🤔 I've got some I will add to my 'Southampton' tug. The 40MHz version with no lights or other frills. Currently in the 'Fitting out' berth. On a night run I figured they are a 'must'. BTW: I hate those tiddly slide switches, they are always the first thing to fail due to water ingress and rust. Have replaced several with small toggle switches in the garden lamps for my GF. I use ONLY toggle switches in model boats Each to his own taste! Cheers Doug 😎

Crash Tender davit info... by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Hi Martin. I have a drawing that shows the davit but not in very much detail 🤔. It is designed to be swapped between attachment points on both port or starboard sides ( hence 'portable' davit) and when not required it is stowed in the centre deck with the ends locating in some sort of retaining points on the deck and then (presumably) secured to the wall of the cabin. I added some detail to the white metal casting that came with my Vintage Model Works kit and also modified it to swivel on a removable fixing bracket. See my build blog for more detail on how I made mine. https://model-boats.com/builds/view/23951 Good luck with the restoration. Robbob.

Come and try it by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 28 days ago
From 10:30 til 12ish Chichester model boat group invite anyone to come and try sailing one of our craft. local model boat owners welcome too. No IC boats.

Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Evening, Doug, or is it morning? Just had a well earned rest having had the family round for Fathers' Day. Now catching up with the pootah. BTW, I had a garden full of blue and purple Lupins till the big breeze blew 'em all down recently. My star was a plant I didn't knowingly sew and that was an amazing mixture on the same stems of purple alternating with yellow. Gorgeous. Anyway, Kakos. Yes I have quite a few and as I was given 2 original little Marinecraft hulls, I have earmarked two of my mint, new in red boxes Kakos for those with little AAA 3-at-a- time flat packs which even have switches. I wish we could still get Ever-Ready or Vidor batteries. Remember them? Can get scans though and my Sea Urchin has a styrene home made AA flat case ready for the daughter to print me out an Ever Ready bell flat pack, just like yours. The brass contacts aren't a problem for an old metal basher like me. Your Sea Scout looks nice and I would say at 24" it would be about 1/16th to 1/12th. 24 feet would be a reasonable size for a sport fisherman or inshore cruiser. But in 1/16th scale at 32 feet I would say the style of the model and the use of the boat would be best represented by that combo. Just looking at some info on the FlySky Tx I've got coming (it's already been posted) and find it uses no fewer than 8 AA cells...12volts! Ye Gods, why? OK, I can get two packs of NiMhs, but then that wouldn't be 12 volts, would it? It would be 9.6Volts. Would it even work? So, on further checking, I notice that several people have gone for the LiPo path, which means a 4s at a more acceptable 11.1Volts. Now I also see that a few have gone for the LiFe option, which I much prefer the sound of as they are a lower fire risk and keep a charge in storage for ages. But they would only be 9.9Volts as LiFe cells are 3.3 volts each. Would 9.9 volts be enough I wonder for a nominally 12 volt Tx. I'm assuming that if people with no objection to NiMhs have been using those for the rechargeability, then the Tx will, in fact, accept 9.6Volts. So, logically, a 9.9Volt LiFe would be OK, do you agree? I'm thinking down the line a bit after I'm used to it. My Imax magic blue box of chargery caters for LiFe cells too. Steering teddies, et al, yeah, I can come up with some mechanical magic. My nickname with little gent, Lothar, at Wolfsburg was Mekanist (spelling), as I was always making little mechanisms for VW and SEAT cars. I made a rolling TV monitor that replaced the passenger airbag in the Passat CM2, which also had headrest TVs for back seat passengers and a wireless internet laptop built in to the rear seat central arm rest. A palm computer could come out of the dash using a mechanism that I designed and made and for which VW got a patent, with me as nominated inventor! Never made me a penny extra of course, but it was nice to know. I did a static model of a 1/12th scale Riva where, if you turned the model Cadillac (yes it is, really!) steering wheel, the rudders moved via a worm and wheel steering box and two home made Universal joints! Gawd knows why. I just thought it might win me some column inches in Classic Boat....Nah! You might find that 6" figures are more available for 1/12th scale boats than 4 1/2" figures for 1/16th, but I have to find or even make some for my Crash Tender. I look out for dollies at boot fairs and Sunday markets. I got a very square jawed geezer, 12" tall for my 1/6th scale Darby One Design and he fits, thanks to bendy bits. On your sports fisherman you need some arrogant bastard to be standing with one arm up on the screen and just the one on the wheel. Think Audi driver in a boat. Up yer arse or in yer way, but always thinking the sun shines out of his primary orifice. Keep my socks dry? I was bought a pair of Granddad socks by the two little horrors today along with a chocolate Marmite pot and a Smurfs do Pop CD, which they insisted I play during the barbie! They've done the Smurf wind up since they were old enough to crawl because they know I despise the Dutch ghouls Right, bedtime I suppose. Compost and Busy Lizzies tomorrow, she tells me. Yes, Ramona, my love.... Cheers, Martin

Council madness... by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
When I used to sail on the Liverpool park lakes ,2 of which have dedicated model boating ponds. The birds which were about ,even the babies often hitch hiked on the slower vessels. The faster ones were ignored unless too close for comfort.They just lifted off a yard and settled again. The birds not the boats😋 The main lakes were "Boating Lakes" with rowing boats but noone moaned about them disturbing the birds. Actually noone moaned about models either. I wonder if it would have been different if the pools weren't dedicated.👍

what have I got? by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
Bryan, that appears to be a Fast Patrol Boat. I don't know that it was a kit one, although Aerokits did one, but it looks to be a very nicely done model. You certainly can't get those batteries any more, Ever ready being long dead as a company, but please keep them. They are more museum pieces than the boat! And that motor is something interesting. If you want to replace it with some modern rubbish, I'd be interested in buying it from you for my "Maverick's collection of Unfeasable Motors". I would be tempted to leave the finish as it is as that is so typical of the period (late 50s), but rarely seen any more. It's a very nice boat and deserves to be kept in period. These boats for real, were not that fast, despite being called High Speed Launches, so you don't need some screaming brushless in it. A 400 brushed would be sufficient. Some suitable decals on the hull sides would finish it off nicely. You could paint those side windows dark gloss grey to represent glass from a distance. Cheers, Martin

Fittings & Detail Parts by pittsfieldpete Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Wow! Harbor Models is amazing! Their selection of kits & detail parts is outstanding. Thanks for letting me know about it. There are only a few hobby shops in my area. They all have at least a few R/C boats in stock but they’re mostly the racing type. There was an excellent store called Bliss Marine over a hundred miles away in Dedham, MA (near Boston) that stocked kits & parts in addition to parts & accessories for full-size fishing boats & yachts. They stocked the whole line of Billing Boats kits & fittings as well as several other brands. I used to buy from Bliss via mail order or by phone back in the pre-Internet era but their service was super fast. Every time we’d go down to the family cottage near Nantasket Beach in Hull, MA I always stopped at Bliss. I’d tell my wife I’d only be in the store for “a few minutes” but she knew my “few minutes” would almost always be at least an hour. Sadly, not only is Bliss Marine long gone but so is the Hull cottage. It was damaged beyond repair during hurricane Bob in 1991. The decision was made not to rebuild it & the lot it stood on was sold to a neighbor. Sigh. But I digress. Fortunately I found this fantastic website! Although I signed up just a short time ago I’ve read dozens of interesting posts & have received quick answers to my questions from other friendly Model Boats members. This site is a goldmine! Thanks for your fast, helpful reply! Pete

Speedline models by Falmouth1729 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi, can anybody help? Speed line models lifeboats 1/12 scale. Any information gratefully received. Thank you.