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Solent RC Model Boat Club at South West Model Show by Donnieboy Lieutenant   Posted: 11 hours ago
Great detail on all the models.Now I know what can be done.All it takes is a lot of patience.Enjoy seeing what other modellers have achieved.Really enjoyed the video.

Solent RC Model Boat Club at South West Model Show by Gerry1 Apprentice   Posted: 12 hours ago
Thank you Mark i thought you had to buy special grease so that's saved me some money, cheers

Solent RC Model Boat Club at South West Model Show by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 hours ago
Hi Gerry, Easy answer, light machine oil. 3in1 or similar, dont use WD40, also grease can be heavy and cause drag on the shafts, oil all the way, especially if you sail in salt water. Mark

Solent RC Model Boat Club at South West Model Show by Gerry1 Apprentice   Posted: 13 hours ago
What oil or grease do I use for stern tubes, i have put oil tubes on but I am not sure what to do next?

Solent RC Model Boat Club at South West Model Show by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 hours ago
Very nice video thanks for sharing!

Solent RC Model Boat Club at South West Model Show by Dom of Essential RC Captain   Posted: 14 hours ago
A great display put on by the SRCMBC crew. 👍

Universal Model Show by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
For us south Bavarians too 🤔

Universal Model Show by ads90 Commander   Posted: 3 days ago
It looks as if it is going to be a good exhibition and modest entrance fees too. A long way for a day out for us Southerners though.

Fire Float information by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Good morning, in the Plans and Doc's section, it contains the info on the RAF Fire Float, i am looking for info on the towing arm, size and any close ups, also is it possible to download some of the photos??? I will be displaying my 46" model at some local shows and am compiling a small file of info to display together with the boat. Mark

Universal Model Show by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
South Cheshire Militaire Universal Model Show 2018 February 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT Malbank 6th Form College, Welsh Row, Nantwich, CW5 5HD Our 35th annual South Cheshire Militaire show is open to the public and is very family friendly – all are welcome! All kinds of models are covered including military, figures, aircraft, ships, railways, science fiction, wargames, flying aircraft, etc, etc! Models clubs will be displaying their models, there’s a model competition open to all, and traders will be selling a wide range of models and accessories. Admission price: £3.50, £1.50 for children up to 16 and senior citizens 60+, free for children under 5. FREE Onsite parking is available for traders and clubs. Hot breakfasts and lunches available from the canteen. Our venue is accessible to disabled people.

VALIANT by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 48" VALIANT Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 90mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 70mm) Geared to a 540 (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 14Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through MTroniks Viper marine (25Amps) ESC - Comments: This tug was built by a modeler in Bristol during the early 1960's it was given to me at the Abergavenny Steam and vintage show in 2016 by the makers grandson who told me it had been on display in his mums house from 1970 when his grandad died till 1987 when she died then put in his parents attic till it was given to me. it had a couple of holes in the hull and the upper works had been broken so required fixing. not having any pictures I used all the original bits that came with it so I hope it looks as it should. It's made mostly from balsa with some wooden bits and replacement planking from coffee stirrers otherwise all original. It requires 2 x 12v 7ah lead acid batteries and about 5 kilograms of ballast. (Silver Sand in 500grm packs). On the only test run I've managed to tow a 16 foot fishing boat with three men on my local fishing lake.

displaying at vintage and steam rallies. by battleshipbuff Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 days ago
Where do you exhibit Colin? I run one of the largest model marquees in Cornwall,and have connections with others in the SW.. We are always on the lookout for new exhibitors,and I can assure you you would be made very welcome at the shows down here with your good ladies display also.Perhaps you would care to contact me please? Many Thanks Mick F

Tempory computer by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days 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.👍

krick romarin "ex robbe" by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
The Robbe factory was sold off probably with most of the moulds and equipment when the company got into difficulties. There are some kits available and Cornwall Model Boats stock the available range. I would check the Krick site for their postal charges to the UK. The demise of Robbe and Graupner was a big set back for model makers universally and its a pity many of the resources were lost before a rescue was possible. I agree with Doug E-Bay does have them listed occasionally and I have seen them at Model Boat Shows bring and buy sales. CADMA is possibly the next show (2nd - 3rd Jun), the Mutual Model Boat club appears to have moved to September not forgetting The Model Boat Convention on 25th - 26th August.

Prop shaft by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
I make my own prop shafts. If you do use steel bar you will need to service the shaft frequently as it will rust inside the proptube. The real problem is the rust may damage the bearing when you remove it to clean. If I can I use 316 marine grade stainless as it is more resistant to rust in salt environments. 303 grade will work but in my experience shows signs of rust over time, especially if your water is saline. I have used phosphor bronze but you do need to check the specs as suggested above. Some can be exceptionally hard and may cause wear to the shaft. Acetyl is very good but it comes in two variants and I have found Delrin to be more resilient and just as easy to machine. You can read details of the two types at We actually used a type of white Nylon on our six club model tugs which have been running since 2007 at shows where we give the public a chance to have a go. Some of the motors have required replacing but the bearings are as good today as when first installed.