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    ๐Ÿ“ Plans for Billings African Queen
    17 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks for the kind words. I thoroughly enjoyed working on it.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Plans for Billings African Queen
    17 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yes some weathering is called for but after I have enjoyed the "as new" look for a while. Thanks again for your help.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Plans for Billings African Queen
    17 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Doug,
    Whilst I wait for a suitable steam plant to be sourced I have restored the African Queen to it's original Billings electric version using the plans you kindly posted on here. I am awaiting a Union Flag, two figures (Charlie Allnut and Rose Sayer) plus making the oxygen and hydrogen bottles. A little light weathering and she is ready for her maiden voyage.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Marine steam engine wanted
    21 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The photo shows the dummy one that is part of the billings kit which I plan to ditch in favour of a real steam plant. Apologies for any confusion. Mike
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    ๐Ÿ“ Plans for Billings African Queen
    21 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Doug,

    You are a star. Many thanks. I need them to restore a Billings African Queen that has seen better days.
    Cheers Mike
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    ๐Ÿ“ Plans for Billings African Queen
    21 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Does anyone have the plans for a Billings African Queen. Photo copies will do. Happy to pay copying costs and postage.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Marine steam engine wanted
    22 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The question was "anyone have one for sale" and not a problem with one as it does not yet have one. Another problem is that GayLC lives at the complete opposite end of the country but thanks for the thought. ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Marine steam engine wanted
    22 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Does anyone have for sale a marine steam engine with upright steam boiler, preferably gas fired, suitable for a Billings African Queen?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Griffon Hovercraft - Canadian Coastguard colours
    23 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    You can Google photos of the actual Canadian Coastguard hovercraft. Here is a video of the Hovercraft Museum shot in 2016 .https://youtu.be/9ERmbOsHZN4
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    ๐Ÿ“ Griffon Hovercraft - Canadian Coastguard colours
    23 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    One of the survivors is at the Hovercraft Museum at Lee on Solent. Really big when you get up close.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Griffon Hovercraft - Canadian Coastguard colours
    23 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Rip stock. Members of the Model Hovercraft Association could get them from the person who made them to suit the scale plans but I don't think that is the case now.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Griffon Hovercraft - Canadian Coastguard colours
    23 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Here is the video of the Hovercraft I mentioned. https://youtu.be/EbE5aEcJodM plus a photo.
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    ๐Ÿ“ RTTL and Pilot Boat
    23 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Two awaiting completion
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    ๐Ÿ“ Naval Cutter
    23 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Naval (Revenue) Cutter
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    ๐Ÿ“ Starlet
    23 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    A Vic Smead Starlet.
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    ๐Ÿ“ African Queen Wanted
    7 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Rick, Billings are the only one I know of but there maybe an American version out there somewhere hence the request for information.
    The one in the photo is a kit from a small UK company which no one knows who it was. Unlikely to still be around but maybe the plans have survived someone's shed or loft !!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Hover Craft) Griffon 2000TD
    7 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I hope it demonstrates the qualities of the craft and it is something different that alway draws in the spectators.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Hover Craft) Griffon 2000TD
    7 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for the thumbs up on the video. Model Hovercraft with both lift and thrust motors I find easier to manoeuvre. Also to slow the craft you can always decrease the airflow into the skirt which deflates it and causes more drag. This model is 40 inches long by 21 inches wide so its bulk makes it easier to control. Plus of course the brilliant pilot ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Hover Craft) Griffon 2000TD
    7 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I thought that you might like to see this YouTube clip of the Griffon Hovercraft in action.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Hover Craft) Griffon 2000TD
    7 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The skirt was available through the Model Hovercraft Association but that was some years ago. I am sure if you contacted them they would point you in the right direction. The plan is on their website under Mark Porters page, or was but again I have not checked. The members there are very helpful so do asked them for advice.
    I hope this helps. Mike
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Scamp
    7 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi, If you click on my Harbour you will see my boats, not so many now. I might build an African Queen if I can't find a ready built one.
    Cheers
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    ๐Ÿ“ Scamp
    7 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Built from a Model Boats plan with balsa and lite ply, running on a 540 brushed motor and 7.2v Ni-Cad.

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    ๐Ÿ“ African Queen Wanted
    7 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    If anyone has an African Queen model boat for sale I would be interested to hear, prefer live steam but electric powered considered. I could cope with either a scratch built or kit built. See examples in photos.

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    ๐Ÿ“ African Queen
    9 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This is a complete restoration job - the before and after. The first 3 photos shows the restoration to date and last one is before.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Slipway - Sentinel WANTED
    9 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Anyone have a Sentinel Customs Cutter for sale? Please send PM with details, location, and price. Thanks

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    ๐Ÿ“ Gwen M Model Yacht
    1 year ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Has anyone built a schooner (or skipjack) named Gwen M from the Marine Modelling plan No.MAR 2556 and featured in their magazine in the July 1996 issue ?
    I am trying to ascertain the weight of the lead keel and how it is fixed. Also I am looking for photos of the interior of the cabin to show the arrangement of servos for rudder and sails.
    Any help would be appreciated.

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Submarine) Gato
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This is a surface runner (ESC: MTronics 25) (10/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Gatherings
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Why brave enough, Bryan? The thing I will say is that we are a great bunch of enthusiast who primarily sail for fun. We are there Sunday morning from about 10.30 but do check the website as we sometime go to a local eatery for breakfast and banter. http://www.spanglefish.com/chichestermodelboatgroup
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    ๐Ÿ“ location
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    That's it. The postcode is for the 'Canal Centre and Cafe' which is good. Thanks
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    ๐Ÿ“ location
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I've no idea either. if anyone can correct it to the Canal Basin, Basin Road, Chichester PO19 8DT be my guest. Some times these website tings are not user friendly for us non-techy types !

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