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Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 hours ago
As far as I can remember it was from them at the show. I think they were on one of the club stands with a few boats showing the wording on the side of model boats Families Need Fathers. I will try emailing the VMW website tomorrow. Thanks for you input.

Can't stop adding stuff by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Good stuff Joe👍 Detail of the smoker please! That's the trouble / fun with ship modelling, so many possibilities. The only limit (within weight and available power considerations) is imagination and ingenuity. I've even seen a tug on which a cabin door opens, a sailor comes out and pees over the side😲😁 Some crew would liven up your boat. And a horn? Working winch and towing tackle? Crane? Radar? Signalling lamp? ... I once fitted a working monitor on a boat - just to keep inquisitive kids with sticky fingers at bay! BTW; fires DO do VERY WELL on boats; all that paint and other inflammable material!🤔 Cheers, Doug 😎

Model Boat Show by RobbieMcKennan Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 days ago
The RNLI at Scarborough are holding a Model Boat Show at the Lifeboat Station on 27 April from 11am to 4pm. Any one willing to show their boats should contact Kay Jackson at the Boat House.

ST200 info by Dave J Petty Officer   Posted: 5 days ago
A mold of the St200 raf rescue boat was made by Neil Howard Pritchard from fleetwood who subsequently gave away to Steve Tranter of Model Boat bits....Alas Steve sold it on to a chap who he beleives to be from the Midlands who was going to use the hulls for Kids ready to run boats at his club and lived around an hour from his home in Telford.Now this Mold must be somewhere if anyone knows of it's whereabouts or any info leading to finding it As I would like to produce a kit of this Model could you please contact me ALL INFO will be treated in confidence...Thanks

Railings by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
I have made just a couple of bits for different models. As well as used it to make something for my granddaughters dolls house. But I keep a supply just in case I need it for the model boats and cars. This is the mast I first made from it on my 28" RAF Crash Tender. I shrunk the plan parts on a scanner and made it from 90% balsa. The water trial was a bit of a failure as the brass prop was too large and 4 bladed. I have since invested in 3 smaller ones 30, 25, and 20mm 3 bladed brass but not got around to another sea trial yet. Also as you can see she still needs to be finished with painting. I will get round to it one day.

Sea Commander by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
have you got a picture of the rudder, that can be a cause of your problem. It is something that was taught to me when building model boats. It can act like a brake and cause trouble on turns.

de Mist Naval Tug by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Tertius, Looks like the closest you're gonna get is one of her sister ships; the FC Sturrock. https://www.cornwall style='background-color:yellow;'> There was a build article of using these plans to build the JR More in Model Boats in 2012. https://www. style='background-color:yellow;'> Another possible source The guy who built it (Ralph Wilmot) also described it on this site back then. Cheers, Doug 😎

Youngs Park, Goodrington. by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
What an absolute travesty, the wild life fraternity seen always to have the councils support, although I am in support of wildlife issues I sometimes think it is taken to extremes to the detriment of other equally important issues. I am currently having wildlife V model boats sailing issues in Leeds, we can only keep battling on, don't give up.

Youngs Park, Goodrington. by VFR800 Recruit   Posted: 12 days ago
The Torbay club no longer exists, the club had trouble with a rogue swan who had made its home on the small pond and was rather aggressive towards members of the public and damaged models being sailed on the water. Council were not interested in removing the problem and members started to disappear, some joined the Exeter club who sail up in the Teign valley at Canonteign Falls. Sailing on the larger pond at Youngs park is possible out of season or after 6pm during the season because of the pedal boats not operating. I don't think the council can ban the use of models on the ponds as it is a public park and signage would have to be in place. It was purpose built for the use of sailing model yachts in the 1930's.

Older Billings Models by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 12 days ago
First off Happy New Year 2019 . I was just reminiscing about the first few Billings model boats that I built but can't find any thing on them .One was a Tug Boat that my have been named Samson .The other one was a luxury yacht & I'm pretty sure It was to be Painted Yellow but I can't remember the Name of that model .P/S all these model kits where 1970 -1980 era .

internet sales by Wingcoax Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
Hi Doug, Boanno. Or happy New year. I have been looking at HK and Cornwall models for Boats but had to go to SLEC for aircraft bits. It cost in postage but good quality.

internet sales by RobbieMcKennan Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 14 days ago
I would much prefer to purchase the items I want in a local shop, be able to gain some expert advice and look before I buy, sadly the nearest shop only has a very limited stock and the owner admits he knows little about model boats, railways being his thing. To find a specialist shop entails a round trip of 126 miles which makes buying on line far more attractive, but this has frequently meant that when the item has arrived (often after weeks of delay as it has come direct from China) it is the wrong size, not as described or there are no understandable instructions. Not sure what the answer is, perhaps moving near to a big city would help.

Brushless motor(s) by Joe727 Captain   Posted: 20 days ago
Charlie, Good question. I have a number of brushless motors and esc' from my model airplane days..... I model slow boats like tugs and just assumed that they would be too fast for these boats, but I don't know if this is true or not.... Maybe someone out there knows? Joe

Oh, NO Water Everywhere! by jugge Lieutenant   Posted: 21 days ago
I hope everything Will workshops out for you wish the crack It looks like a verk fine boat you got theres And i wish you and Dough and everybody on the Model boats a Happy New Building Year // JÖRGEN from Sweden

My other hobbies by Joe727 Captain   Posted: 24 days ago
Hello, I've seen others post their other interests, so I guess it's okay for me to do so here. Never know if others have question or need help with these of hobbies. 1. Narrow Gauge Scale locomotives and rolling stock: Narrow gauge railroads were used in the US west for both lumber and mining companies. The narrow trains allowed them tighter radius to get through mountainous areas. See images of some of my examples, I model HOn3 and On30 scales. 2. Vacumm Tube Ampliffiers: In WWII, my dad was in the Navy and worked in the sonar labs and also taught electronics to the enlisted. When I was about 13, he taught me Tube electronics and I scratch built my first amp, a stereo and guitar smp combo. This was back in about '64 when solid state was just starting to take over. Now I experiment, design and build guitar amps as musicians have discovered how much better they sound. I hard wire everything. More to come as I have more hobbies in addition to building boats. Regards, Joe