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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
[Score: 8/10] 39" Edward . M. Cotter Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 70mm) Direct Drive to a Johnson (4 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries - Comments: The real fire boat is stationed in Buffalo New York . This fire boat visits Port Colborne on Lake Erie every year for Canal Days & because the model boat club I'm in sets up a display at the museum in town I decided to build a scratch build of this boat I used the prints of the Sequin Midwest tug for the hull & Internet photos for details. I used the tops of Lepages glue bottle to simulate the Monitor on the decks I'm real proud of them.
[Score: 5/10] 29" Rubber Band Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 45mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 25mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries Controlled Through Pro Boat ESC - Comments: Found this model at a yard sale it's a Sterling model dual cockpit mahogany runabout .It was in bad shape and needed to be stripped down & rebuilt & water proofed . My driver is Dale Junior I got it at the Dollar store
[Score: 10/10] 30"/2000g Gumboot Cloggeroo Capable of 2mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 25mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries - Comments: The name Gumboot Cloggeroo Is a Stompin Tom song about a Lobster boat called the Suzie Q He was a Canadian Song Writer & performer up here in Canada past away a few years ago
I have used a HK-TR6A-V2 transmitter for several of my R/C boats & want to get more receivers Hobby King out of stock for months So is there a clone receiver available as a replacement . Looked around & saw a blog that mentioned a FS-R6B ( fly sky ) receiver from Banggood can be used . I can order it but I'm afraid I'd be just wasting my money Any help out there
[Score: 9/10] 30"/2100g Gumboot Cloggeroo Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Midwest Kit Lobster fishing boat I used Bass wood for the Hull as kit came with Balsa wood that would need fiberglassing I used Finishing epoxy on the Hull to water proof her
Gumboot Cloggeroo Had it's maiden voyage on March 4th at the Hamilton Boat show . She didn't leak but had several issues Needed more weight in the stern.Rudder is a cable system that didn't work well & needed changing to servo rod system My transmitter speed control was on the right side of transmitter & I had to move it to the left side & needed to open up the transmitter & file a notch in the actuator at the center for neutral .Rudder needed to be rebuilt with a extra 1/4 inch larger . After all these changes ran boat On March 6th & It ran a lot better. Used L.E.D. lights that are turned on by a switch on the transmitter. Had to install 180 ohm resisters in series with LED's As there fed off the 7.2 volt Battery supply And a Turnigy R/C Electronic switch.
I'v finished up the Booth Bay lobster boat exterior. Need to start on the electronics Ordered a Pro Boat speed control that hasn't arrived yet , I will use 7.2 NIMH battery for power & a Hobby King 2.4 Ghz 6 channel transmitter .
Thanks for your remarks I will paint the model a Ivory white with a black hull at the water line I'm not very good with colors .I'll post a photo of the cabin floor that I do I use wood strips then a thin plastic strip between the wood to make a chalk line .The kit comes with lots of accessory that make the model look very nice. things like Lobster traps that need building & buoys Plus two lobsters
Started Building the midwest lobster boat kit in Nov. She's almost complete I wish I'd posted more Photos of the build . I not sure what to name her But I'm leaning towards a Stompin Tom Conner's song title Muk Tuk Annie or may be Gumboot Cloggeroo
Great day Saturday Until storm clouds moved In at around 3:00 Sunday Rained most of the day only the Brave sailed In our pool that we built Friday To bad But our area needed the rain badly as Its been a very dry April & May
Now the fun stuff starts all the deck hardware needs building & painting Needed to start on railings got some stanchions from harbor models Couldn't Find Brass rod at any of the hobby stores In Hamilton area so found 1 package of .04 round plastic and that seemed to do the trick Lots of painting also
[Score: 9/10] 31" Sequin Tug Capable of 1mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 70mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Traxxas XL1(model 3006) ESC - Comments: First R/C model built 1990 It's the wood Midwest model I just spar varnished It It's In the water every year Hasn't rotted like the original one yet
I have two working Monitors That I'll use But on the real Cotter there are 3 monitors on the deck that have bases that have ribs I wanted to try and simulate these took a while Until I saw a Lepage 100% glue bottles the caps where just what I needed
Thanks for that tip about Harbor models .I just ordered some stanchions from them I ordered some from Billings U.S.A. back In February paid for them and haven't seen them called California They told me they are coming from Denmark
Hi. Ray This Is my story for the Fire boat Edward M.Cotter The model boat club I'm In go to Canal Days at Port Colburne Aug 1 & 2 for many years & I'v seen That Fire boat down at the docks during Canal days festival . My first R/C boat was the Midwest Sequin model and I noticed that the Cotter resembles the Sequin a lot so I'v looked on the Internet and have found numerous photos so I'm using those photos to try and reproduce a R/C model as best as I can I had the hull plans from when I built the Sequin It will be a scratch Built model Sure would like to get more photos for a more detailed look I should have the basic model built for Canal Days and I hope The Cotter comes there again this year 2015 so I can take more detail Photos . I'm guessing about scale but It may be 1/32 Sequin was 109 ft. Cotter Is 118 Ft. P/S after I built the hull found a photo of the Cotter In dry dock It has two props too late mine only has a single prop Detail!!!
I haven't been logged In for a while and just started to get back building my R/C fire boat And also I'm probably on the wrong page sorry . Still a long way off from It's first dip In water Painting and stuff still to go plus R/C Ing Scratch Build