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Canada 150 year celebration by GARTH Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
Confederation marine modellers will be hosting a display & model boat pool for Canada's 150 birthday here at Hamilton's Steam & Technology Museum . The museum has a working walking beam pump , live model steam engine rides , mecano displays

Web Site address change. by GARTH Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
Our club has change our web site address to www.confederationmarinemodellers.ca it's ca not com . The new web site is a go daddy generated site that easier to navigate now

web site by captaindoug1 Recruit   Posted: 3 days ago
the web site should be www.confederationmarinemodellers.ca not .com

Web Site Funding by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Allen R As far as I am aware there is no target for donations. Membership is and always has been free. Our membership has always grown steadily and the wealth of free advice and expertise is a credit to all members who donate their time to help fellow modellers. Whilst I am sure Stephen is happy to accept donations to help fund the costs this is voluntary and targets, to me anyway, suggests otherwise. Dave

KLIMEK II by watson220 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 23 days ago
It's not a classic kit from a reputable manufacturer produces a fellow marine modeller.

DAMEN STAN 4207 by Trillium Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Great to see a model of a very modern vessel; as you say the type has been used by many countries so there's lots of scope for variations by other modellers. It's looking good.

Universal Model Show by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
The South Cheshire Militaire Show, now moved to a new venue. There are also Model Boats on display as well as a good selection of Traders for all modellers

Skeg on King Fisher by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Grandpa Looking at the latest photos suggests the shaft and keel will be secure and if the prop is clearing the hull then the shaft may be long enough. You may need to add an extended coupling to allow for the motor. As I mentioned it would be a good idea to fit the motor, coupling shaft and prop now to make sure it all fits nice and square and runs freely. Don't forget you must have thrust washers at either end of the propshaft together with a locknut for both the coupling and prop.😁 I am in the Crewe club and Mark I believe sails with Etherow. We are both North West clubs so a few hundred miles from Canterbury. Good to hear you have a local modellers Club. Good building Dave

Website upgrade coming soon! by onetenor Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks FB .I thought it might be a good Idea as modration seems t o work put OK on the Aeromodeller site.People can be banned. However we will have to accept your decision and good luck with the transition.

Radio kit & batteries by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
My decision to include functional lighting and a rotating searchlight in addition to the usual throttle and rudder functions meant that I had to revise my initial choice of radio kit from a two channel system to at least a four channel system. My final choice was actually a Turnigy TGY-i6 six channel system from Hobbyking. The reviews I read during my research were very complimentary and it certainly fitted within my budget, I actually view it as extraordinary value for money at £44 for the TX/RX combination, my last R/C system was a MacGregor single channel 'clunk-click' system for £20 back in 1970-something when that sum was my weeks wage! 😯 The programming options are predominantly for aircraft and helicopter modellers but that's not a problem as there's all the basic programmable options in the menus that I need. I think I ordered the wrong 'type' of transmitter as I want the throttle on the left with a centre spring return and the rudder on the right stick, a quick strip down and butchers at the internals has shown that I can transpose the stick/pot/gimbal assemblies very easily to suit my preference and swap their functions in the menu options. The standard of construction is remarkably good for such a low cost piece of technology, speaking as someone who has seen and worked on the insides of innumerable bits of broadcast TV kit. The transmitter has four assignable switches, I'll use two for the lighting circuits, and one of the two pots will be ideal for my rotating searchlight. The rudder servo is a Futaba S3003 standard servo with plastic gears, I think anything more would be overkill. I also bought a couple of Turnigy R/C switches to control the lighting circuits and NiMh battery packs for the receiver and lighting supplies as I didn't want to feed these from the main batteries. I cobbled it all together on the bench for a quick test and it all works just as expected including running up the motor through the ESC, I have a programming card for that and I will need to set up the ESC before it goes in the water. The main battery packs are two 9.6v 5000mAh NiMh packs by Vapextech which are wired in series, they sit on a bearers on either side of the propshaft aft of the motor, the receiver battery pack sits between them and all will be strapped down with cable ties.

Thames Sailing Barge by tomarack Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi, very nice model, indeed!! I would greatly appreciate if you put photos your models, also on our website, designed for modellers and enthusiasts of Thames sailing barges .. => modelbarge.info < or > http://barge.homeunix.org/inde x.php/home I wish you much success in modeling !!! Tom

Priming the hull. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
The paint brand I am using is widely used by UK modellers and I too would also avoid bargain basement paints for the reasons you describe. I still need to find somewhere for this boats maiden voyage, other than the test tank (bath!), but that's not going to be until the spring.

1/11 scale Fairey Huntsman by cenbeth Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi, I'm not sure but if you go into Build Blogs and find the blog you wish to add to then reply to the blog. There must be a way of creating a new blog though. It is probably when you enter Build Blogs. Hopefully a more knowledgable modeller will be able to give you guidance. Edward

Bring and Buy Sale by ColinT Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Sunday 26th March 2017 Mutual Model Boat Society. Grand Modellers Bring & Buy Sale Crimble Croft Community Centre, Aspinal Street, Heywood, Manchester OL10 4HL Come along and enjoy this famous event, either to sell or buy your supplies, There are always lots of unusual bargains to be had. Opening times for sales 10:00am till 1;00pm Opening time for traders 09:00am. Food available from 9:00am Also enjoy our great range of snacks and drinks at sensible prices. ADMISSION £1.50 includes raffle ticket. To reserve a sellers table please contact kevan Winward Tel 01706 868616 Mbl 07803 975089

BRIDGE WINDOWS by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
There are acetate sheets available for modellers. Many of my earlier Aerokit models used this but over the years the UV light causes the acetate to turn yellow. I have some more recent supplies that could be acrylic. I have never seen any with tinting. From my own experience some plastic takes to spilt ink etc very well so you may be able to tint your own with a very weak Dylon type tint. Commercially photographic studios use acrylic plastic sheets which are UV safe. If you can source a supply that is thin enough for the scale of the model you are building this works well. I have used on my Sea Queen to good effect as it is the same thickness as the plywood frame.