[Score: 8/10] 25" Banckert Single Propellor (3 Blade 25mm) Direct Drive to a 555 (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through BDESC-S10E (10Amps) ESC - Comments: Built from a Billings kit I bought at Bury Metro open day. This is quite an old kit and needed careful handling due to it's age. I needed to reinforce the hull in places. Quite a reasonably easy kit to build, despite Billings (as usual) not providing any instructions, jus drawings to guide the builder.
[Score: 8/10] 44"/7300g Happy Hunter Twin Propellors (4 Blade 50mm) Direct Drive to a MFA Torpedo 800 (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Action P94 ESC - Comments: Found this kit on a well-known auction site and bought it for £100. It is the original Robbe kit and fittings included. There was no command module and so I have devised a way of having working anchors, tow, crane and warning beacon, bow thruster, nav lights and searchlight. It was a bit of a struggle to balance her properly and she needs quite a lot of ballast. A real handful, you might say but she looks really well on the pond.
Hi spitiresooty, on the starboard side there is a staircase from the bridge deck down to the fore deck near the crane. on the port side there is a ladder from the roof of the bridge down to the bridge deck. This ladder is fixed to the bridge wall in front of the portside funnel. Hope this helps.
Hi, I am in the process of building the Happy Hunter now. I have had it in my loft for some years until I got time to build it. I would be happy to post pics of the plans if that would help. the plans show details of sub assemblies too. Hope that helps.😊
[Score: 8/10] 44"/2000g Marchioness of Lorne Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 15mins Belt Powered by NiMH (9.6v) Batteries Controlled Through twin 30A unbranded (10Amps) ESC - Comments: Model of a Scottish Lochs paddle boat with twin side-paddles. Bought as a renovate project and rewired and refurbished back to working order.
[Score: 5/10] 13"/600g Felix Capable of 6mph and a runtime of 40mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 20mm) Direct Drive Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 2Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Felix model by Krick of a German harbour transport launch. Biult from a kit.
I had a look at Blackpool show on Saturday. Sadly, it is not nearly as good as it used to be and there appeared to be no new ideas about featuring the show. I did get a few bits 'n bobs that I needed but I could also have got them elsewhere without paying £6 for the privilege. I thought the lighting was reasonable, although slightly darker in some corners. All in all, I thought Haydock Park was better (but more expensive) and I prefer Ellesmere Port over both of these.😉