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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
ATENTION. ATENTION...... All hands on deck.... all ranks including officers.... Now hear this, January web site funding met and slightly exceeded target.. not time to be complacent though, lets see if we can meet a target of 28 donations for Feb. Note membership rising fast nearly 30 new members joined in January, please support the site by donating, I appreciate not everyone has available funds but "those who can should" Thanks shipmates.... At ease Allen R
I never glued the superstructure of the San Pedro together. I was waiting to see if I could find a thick glue. This I found in the Cornwall Model Boats website, It took about a week and a half to get to me. Now all I have to do is glue the San Pedro superstructure together. First lets experiment and see how the glue works. Well I took a piece of 1/8" ply one drop of glue did it. It was glued instantly instead of the ply just absorbing the glue. the glue was thick enough were it glued the pieces together, Success... I also tried it on plastic, with great success also...
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
Hi Robbob, We're slowly and steadily tagging keywords across the website. It's an experiment at the moment more than anything else. I do like how you can drill down into boat names and keywords though, which then brings up other posts from across the website containing those words. It could be used for all sorts of things mind. Recommending things you might be interested in, to show trending tags, similar to twitter! It also helps search engines. The website is still a little lost in Google. Stupidly Westbourne models ranks much higher than both this site and meyhem! Stephen
DO NOT order from Westbourne. There have been many complaints on various forums about their lack of service and concern for the customer (myself included). It appears (from another forum) that the shop is boarded up and they only trade via the internet now. But, DO NOT order over the net. I did a few months ago and when I eventually found out that they didn't stock the props I wanted, I cancelled the order and was assured a full refund would be paid. They did not, and after chasing numerous times had to get my credit card company involved. BTW, when I did once get through on the phone and I said I'd sent an email, the guy on the phone said they don't bother with emails as there's so many backed up at their email address!!! It's a shame their website is so slick but the customer service 'aint.
I have a part built model of the above but can not get hold of any plans am using pictures and a build list of parts to do what I can and from books of old ships but not as good as using the plans especially for some of the sixes if anyone can help with either a copy of the plans or smaller size copy I would gladly pay for the plans and postage any help for a website or other help where to get them gratefully received. Many thanks Ian Morris
Hi Walter, Thanks for your email. I've successfully added the photo you sent to your website profile now. There didn't appear to be any problems with the image size or format. Bit strange you saw an error somewhere, hopefully it won't show again though. Thanks, Stephen
Hi Walter, Please by all means send Stephen the picture by emailing it to the email address he stated. If Stephen can't do It I don't know who can, after all he's the website ADMIN guy. Just hope the picture isn't too big, and is the right format! 👍 Ed