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Re Boat Harbour entries by Bryan-the-pirate Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 hours ago
I am using a laptop running windows 10. No idea why but can only select one photo at a time. anyway back to the main point why not message those who have not posted a photo with a can we see your boat request? Some may have thought I must get a decent photo them forgot.

PT Boat 673 by circle43nautical Commander   Posted: 23 hours ago

PT Boat 673 by billyoung Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 days ago
Beautiful execution. Crisp perfection.

japanese crew figuers by bilzin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
Italeri sell a really good set of PT boat crew figures but they're 1/35 scale. I had them on my 1/32 Perkasa, but I explained the size difference on the fact that the crew were Singaporeans and a bit on the short side

japanese crew figuers by nutrunner Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
hi all, any of u out there have any Japanese sailors to crew my robbe torpedo PT-15 its a 1/40 scale boat, from the middle 1970s need a front gunner as well been in touch with quite a few model shops but no luck

Fire boat by georgeo5664 Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 36"/2000g Fire boat Direct Drive Controlled Through Mitronix ESC - Comments: This is my first attempt of restoration couldn’t of done it without help of the model boat community

80' Elco PT Boat by Zdenek Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 26 days ago
[Score: 7/10] 30"/1600g 80' Elco PT Boat Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 40mm) Direct Drive to a Turnigy Typhoon 500 Heli (2 Blade X Type) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Turnigy Marine 60 Amp (60Amps) ESC - Comments: A scratch-built stand-off model based on Model Boats free plan (design by GG). Material mainly balsa wood (hull) and plastic (styrene) on superstructure. Propulsion unit differs from the original design. This is a second set up, not really tested yet. Original set up was Speed 700 Turbo, 12 V NiMh battery pack 4100 mAh, it was 500 g overweight. The only "special feature" are working position lights. It was a pleasure to built and it is pleasure to sail her.

Veron Vosper RTTL 28" by surfacesub Seaman   Posted: 28 days ago
How refreshing to read this thread. I built this kit in 1959/60 and from memory powered by a 1.5 c.c. E.D. diesel. Radio control I used a Reptone single channel unit for the rudder only. We had always had some sort of family boat on the river and not being able to be on board the RTTL was very frustrating for me. Sadly I sold the model as my training/career took hold. To this day I wonder if she has survived the test of time. She had a unique (highly illegal) ID number 2945. If any model boat enthusiast stumbles over my motley attempt at this Veron kit I would be very interested to hear? Good luck Skydive130 and enjoy the building experience!

Motor problem by RichardSReade Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
further to my previous post, I have now fitted the two NiMH Batteries (not nicad as I kept saying)in the rear compartment, held in with Velcro, and tidied the wires up and fitted an inline fuse, yet to be wired, the boat is much lighter, however all the other Velcro is still in place so I can move them forward if needed and fit the lead or Lead acid battery, so one visit to a pond and hopefully I can get it sailing correctly, my problem is I would not know what is correct and what is not, at least I have Pauls video as a reference.

Motor problem by RichardSReade Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Motor fitted to platform and luckily there was enough depth to screw the motor platform to the stringers, I have moved the reciever forward to where it was and resecured the powerbox in a better position, just the leads with the bullet connectors from the motor to fit, although I have fitted the sealed lead acid 12 volt battery instead of the lead ballast (same weight) I have left the7.2v in situ as I trimmed the boat with them in and will see how it goes, it may have too much power on 12 volt and at least if my finger on the stick lacks control on the speed, I can slow things down by swapping over to the 7.2v batteries. If and when the sailing side is sorted, after seeing the pictures of members boats and ships, I think I will give it a good rub down and respray and smarten the inside up as well. Eventually I will get on with the Lloydsman

International Model Boat Show by glyn44 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Chris, I too have looked at reviews, and videos of scroll saws. Trouble is nothing suits everyone. Some love, and others not so keen on all,of the choices. So I reckon it’s upto me to dip my toe in somewhere. I can collect from machine mart as there is one up the road from me. I am hoping to get my three power tools for around £300. Fingers crossed! Yep the boat I’m going for is the Dave Melbourne Huntress in that very Mag. Hope I bump into you Friday as I will be on my own all day. Regards Glyn.

Twin motor control problem by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Paul, yes it sails at Bury and I am continuing to try different options. There has been much head scratching at Bury over the problem and the rescue boat has been out a couple of times to rescue the boat in reverse. The Y leads have been tried as you suggested. It is easy to test the rotation direction by feeling the air flow and slowing them manually to observe them.

Imara by Banchang-modeller Seaman   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 8/10] 45" Imara Twin Propellors - Comments: This is Caldercraft (Jotika Ltd) kit. It is an exceptional kit and builds into a great boat of good size. Plan to put a steam plant in it at some point.

1/35 Vosper MTB by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks for ALL your replies. I enjoy reading your suggestions and will take them under advisement as this project goes forward. I have three grandsons 7,5,2 so am not sure when the project will get underway. My first grandson asked me to build a Battleship, and finding the Revell 1/350 USS Missouri recently for $40 CDN this kit maybe built before the Vosper. See: then "select a boat here" pick "MTB-71" Does anyone know "Clive Hampton" seen on page 2 along with Peter Baillie ? Has anyone built a 1/350 USS Missouri and motorized it?

Rhona, Steam Tug by Tcpal Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Scratch built model of a staem tug based on the St Canute. Length is 24 inches, and is radio controlled. I have attempted to make the finish as working boat , rather than something from a show case. I have just about completed the build. I was in the Merchant navy and lefty the the sea as a 1st mate in 1973. I always fancied building a model and saw the St Canute and decided to build a scratch build rather that a kit. I will put a photograph up when finished.