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HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Launch day has come and gone. Overall I was very pleased with the way she looked on the water, but may I apologise for the quality of the video. First off, I was unable to get 1/200 scale dragonflies or a moorhen, which somewhat detracted from the realism, but most importantly, my ace photographer Octman was unable to make it. I promise to do better next time. I also learned that this is primarily a display model and it is so easy to damage or bend the many tiny parts. However, she has given me much pleasure both on the slipway and her short time on the water.

Lost Tamar Class Model Lifeboat by ads90 Commander   Posted: 26 days ago
I am the secretary of our boat club and about a month ago I was notified by a member of the public that he had found the superstructure of a model lifeboat on his way home in the Basingstoke area. I now have that superstructure in my possession but asked around all our members and loaclly but no-one has any idea who may be the owner. It is from a 1:16 scale Tamar Class Model Slipway boat and the build quality is pretty good standard but it has suffered some damge but I do also have the some of the parts. It appears that it might have fallen from the back of someone's trailer behind a car, bike or mobility scooter - yes some of our older members now take their boats to our lake that way. However the Model Slipway boat is 1000mm long and a beam of 320mm and with motors, batteries and ballast would weigh quite a bit. The superstucture of the boat is named but I will hold back on that information until hopefully someone can come along and identify it as theirs. So if you know anyone who might have lost it near Basingstoke, Hampshire (Southern England for those who might not know where this is) please get back to me. Alan

Taymar by Brianaro Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 39" Taymar Twin Propellors Direct Drive to a Graupner 600 x2 - Comments: Recently purchased Model Slipway Taymar Lifeboat and just started working on the glassfibre hull

Fire boat by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Kevin, just checked the Model Slipway set and assume they are the very same as the SLEC set as the items appear to be the same. I'm not sure if I got net rail blocks with mine and can't check until 22/7 as my wife won't let me have the set till my birthday! But if that's the case you are just paying a fiver more for the same set. I'd say get em from SLEC! Cheers, Martin

Tamar deck colour by alan50 Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi the model Slipway kit doesn't have spigots on deck fitting although l could make my own spigots. Then should l look to fix to deck before or after spraying. Alan

Tamar deck colour by alan50 Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi In the process of building a modelslipway 1/16 Tamar and wanting to know what rattle can shade of grey to use on the deck. Also should l paint the deck the finish colour then glue fittings on afterwards, or glue first and spray everything in situe. My first model boat so any info would be helpful. Alan

Trent class lifeboat by dragon Captain   Posted: 5 months ago
best bet is Jackie at model slipway

Spare parts by Jerry1 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
I have emailed Model Slipway this afternoon, will let you if a get a answer

Guestbook Post by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
I signed on in January this year and was amazed at how many projects are on the go.The advice that is being offered so freely makes me feel good about this site.The quality of workmanship that people are showing is amazing.As soon as my obligations are completed I will get back to my building of the Model Slipway kit of the Shamrock. Don from Toronto.

Fire boat by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi Kevin. Welcome to the forum. A resin fittings kit for the 1:16 (34.5 inch) fireboat is available from SLEC: They are made from styrene and are consequently won't add too much additional weight. There is also a white metal fitting kit available from Model Slipway: http://www. style='background-color:yellow;'> This set looks more comprehensive and will add a bit more weight but will be much sturdier. Not forgetting the range of 1:16 fittings available from the 'Model Shop' on this site.👍 I hope that's helpful. Robbob.

Al Khubar 2 by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Really well built model of the Slipway kit. The detail is really good and some excellent pics. I see you put a raised coaming round the rear deck opening, should keep the water out. Congratulations on finishing. Have you another project in mind?

Building base boards. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Hi Granpa, that's a 'skirting board' in UK! 😉 Colin means a Building board. Like your own model slipway. Though I'm not sure what is to be adjustable!? 😲 Cheers Doug 😎

Enterprize by robtroi Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
[Score: 8/10] Single Propellor Direct Drive Powered by NiCad (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: This is a model slipway club 500 boat

Propulsion Hegi Revell Fairplay V tug model by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 months ago
Hi Radiosailor I was not familiar with the model so have just searched. The Tug forum has an article by a member who did some mods. If you register you can see the pics and ask for advice. Regarding fixed or steerable nozzles they both work better than a standard prop. For maximum effect the steerable works best and this will certainly be the case with a single prop. I have had both types on tugs but mine were twin screw and I could turn both on the spot with independent motor control. From the motors you have I suspect the Xdrive 555 may have the best torque which as Doug said is best for Tugs. There are several suppliers but without knowing any measurements it's difficult to point you to a specific site. It should make into a nice model and will certainly look the part on the water. If you look on Model Slipiway's web site http://www. style='background-color:yellow;'> they have a kit Al Khubar and AZIZ which are twin Kort. There are links to build blogs for the AZIZ which may be useful. Model Boats and MMI also had featured articles on builds for Al Khubar.

Al Khubar 2 by Welshsailor Petty Officer   Posted: 12 months ago
[Score: 9/10] 28"/10000g Al Khubar 2 Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 120mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 50mm) Geared to a Torpedo 500 (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 7Amp/h Batteries - Comments: This is a Model Slipway kit of a series of 3 tugs built in 1976. In 1977 she struck a submerged object and sank but was subsequently salvaged. Last known Lloyds record was in 2002 being operated by Grandi Lavori – Fincosit S.p.a. Genova. Al Khubar 1 was destroyed in 1990 in the Iraq/Kuwait conflict. Al Khubar 3 is still operating, having been convered to tug/dredger working under the name of Flat Holm.