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My first boat!! by NickW Seaman   Posted: 2 days ago
I popped into Huddersfield Society of Model Engineers, they have an outdoor swimming pool for the boats, cater for rc trucks etc and have a working train for visitors to ride on bu it's the boat part that i'll be getting involved with. There is one closer to me but it's a lake and quite choppy...my first sail will be Saturday when i'll join the club :-)

NORTH WEST SHIP SHOW by coastal1s Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 19 days ago
For the third year, the North West Ship Show will take place at Old Christ Church, Waterloo Road, Waterloo, Liverpool on 30 September 2017. Organised by Coastal Shipping magazine, there will be exhibitors and traders from across the UK with books, photos, postcards, model boats, collectables, ephemera, boat kits and artwork.

First post... by Midlife306 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 21 days ago
Hi Dave, The 1/12 Bluebird is brushless (all running gear from PMB), as it's made from balsa, I've waterproofed everything with sanding sealer inside & out. To be honest I was planning on taking it to quiet stretches of the Leeds/Liverpool canal as I didn't think any scale model boat clubs would want anything to do with my boat, but I will have a look at what clubs there are locally. The 1/4.2 will be IC powered, I want it to reach a scale speed of 300mph so if I can hit 75mph in the real world with it I'll be very happy. I hope if I can keep it light enough a couple of Tiger King S27 Evo's will get me there. I've emailed PMB as they don't have any stock at the moment, to see when they are due some in, but I've not received a reply yet. Plan is to buy 1 engine initially so I can plan the layout & while I'm carrying on with the build I was going to drop it into this eBay hull to see how it performs. I have a couple of Enya 40ss motors, I'm going to try one in the Short Stuff & see how it goes. I can't cope sitting at home watching the telly, I like to keep busy😎 Cheers Wayne

built from scratch by Patto Petty Officer   Posted: 23 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 15" built from scratch Single Propellor Direct Drive Powered by NiCad (1.2v) Batteries - Comments: This is an unfinished boat i started making for my grandson about 3 years ago. I had it running in the swimming pool with 1 AA battery temperately wired up to the motor. It is made out of balsa and coated in resin

K.D.Perkasa by Patto Petty Officer   Posted: 24 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 49" K.D.Perkasa Single Propellor Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (12v) Batteries - Comments: I started building this boat about 15 years ago and still have not finished it.I have to do all of the finer work on the decks and mast. I just added a water pump last month to keep the motor cool . The force flow system did not work with little or no water getting through and the motor and controller got very hot after a short running time. I have not given the boat a long high speed run yet but test in my swimming pool seems satisfactory with the pump putting through a large volume of water

Damen Stan 4207 by RHBaker Captain   Posted: 25 days ago
Although we have had several signs of spring, the local outdoor pool is still closed. Our club was requested to attend a local boat show, using our portable pool, so took the opportunity to test the vessel as she is now almost complete. In an earlier post described that if the later additions could be contained within 2 lbs the model should be close to the correct waterline. This was determined by using weights balanced at the stern. So far, have added about 1 ½ lbs, but mainly around the mid section. From the attached pictures it can be seen that the bow is slightly low and the stern high. This suggests that by moving weight within the hull the correct balance can be obtained. If 16 oz is placed at the stern both bow and stern become correct. Am loath to just add ballast, prefer to rebalance and retain the current weight. Fortunately within the hull there is space towards the stern that can accommodate a heavy component. Had been reluctant to commit to either a stick or stack style NIMH battery, so decided to make one up using two plastic C type battery holders and individual C cells. See picture. The electrical system is 7. 2 volts, the cells were divided into 4 and a two cell trays. The heavier of these was disconnected and moved 8” sternwards. It is too early to finalize the weight distribution as have to build the R.I.B. and it's launch/retrieval system. Think that moving this 12 oz sternwards though the vessel should be close to the correct waterline.Hope to be able to check that shortly. From the stern picture a list to starboard is evident. This is easy to correct by moving the batteries slightly in the opposite direction. Although the pool is quite small, was able to test all the other functions. Scale speed was realistic and during a sharp turn little heeling is apparent. Everything else, bow thruster, fire hydrant, lights, radar scanner, fin and rudders work satisfactorily.

Perkasa 49 inch by BOATSHED Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
I used to take a rescue boat with me, A small electric boat with me and I had a piece of fishing lie about 15ft long with those small bouny balls that are about an inch in diamiter threaded along it and run it round the conked out boat. The line would go under the boat and catch round the prop or rudder the drag it back to shore. The fishing rod I take now is a telescopic one with a fixed spool reel and fly fishing line that's bright yellow and it floats. Hoping to cast over top of the boat then drag it back. I was getting quite good at it. Mainly on my brothers boat. Mine was quite reliable but did conk out sometimes.

Canada 150 year celebration by GARTH Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month 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

iMBRA European Championships by andycoburn Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
The first iMBRA European FSR Endurance Championships will be held at Gyoparosfurdo Oroshaza Hungary in August 2017. This is a fantastic venue with a waterpark and pool overlooking the racing lake. https://www.facebook.com/fsrhu ngary https://www.imbra-racing.com

iMBRA British International by andycoburn Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
2 day interantional FSR Endurance class racing 3.5, 7.5, 15 and 27cc classes. Billing is a superb venue with great family entertainment including an indoor pool with slides and a funfair. http://www.imbra-racing.com http://www.billingaquadrome.co m

New Lake at Colwyn? by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
glad to see that big lake will be back in use, I'm not that old, and remember the paddle boats there, then it all fell into disrepair. I take it the dinosaurs have moved out of the new club house! I take it general parking is either infront of the old bike rental building (from the prom) or up at the swimming pool at the top of the hill? Will this years mayors regatta be there? maybe I can bring my avatar picture some time!😊

CADMA Northern Model Boat Show by happysailor Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
CADMA model boat show with lots of traders and lots of models on display including an outdoor portable pool. There is also a reasonably priced restaurant on site. There will be a Bring & Buy available. Lots of Free car parking is available. Entrance fees are Adults £5, Family Ticket 2 Adult-2 Children £12. Children under 16 £2. Adult wheelchair users + 1 Carer £7. Child wheelchair users + 1 Carer £5. Opening Times, Saturday 10am - 4pm. Sunday 10am - 4pm.

Mersey Ferry "Mersey" by 4clubs Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
1/48 scale (38 inches long) Mersey Ferry "MERSEY" from early 1900's. Fully working model ready to sail c/w 2.4GHZ radio/Tx. Well detailed scratch built from original photos. Buyer collects from Maghull Liverpool Merseyside UK. £500 ono

Mersey ferry Royal Daffodil (ex Overchurch) by 4clubs Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
SOLD SOLD

Mersey ferry Rose for sale by 4clubs Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
NOW SOLD