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    Palaform Griffon 600 Model Hovercraft
    From a kit manufactured by Palaform. Constructed from Depron in just a few evenings. Comes complete with skirt and optional electrics pack. Extremely light and manoeuvrable on hard surfaces and water, not grass. It weighs 83 grams including the battery and electrics. Available on the internet from Palaform Ltd. https://modelhovercraft.co.uk/ocart/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=53
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    ๐Ÿ“ RAF Crash Tender Mast
    8 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Excellent work Colin.
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    ๐Ÿ“ RAF Crash Tender Mast
    9 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    You could be right. Having no mast means that I can't knock it off !!
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    ๐Ÿ“ RAF Crash Tender Mast
    9 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks but the size means it is for the 48" long version. My hull length is 34". Not sure what that is in scale.
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    ๐Ÿ“ RAF Crash Tender Mast
    10 days ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Does anyone have a spare one of these? I need one for the 34" version but SLEC are out of stock. Thanks
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    ๐Ÿ“ HMS Matador
    1 month ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    All ready sorted thanks.
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    ๐Ÿ“ HMS Matador
    1 month ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks. I'll follow the leads.
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    ๐Ÿ“ HMS Matador
    1 month ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Does anyone have the plan for the WW2 destroyer HMS Matador by Glynn Guest please.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Yacht Design
    2 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    There were two articles in MMI. In May 2007, which is easily missed as the subject is of the sailing dinghy "Swallow", the author mentions MYD and Paul Edby. In the June 2008 edition of the same author Chris Chambers wrote a more comprehensive article entitled "Perfect Lady".
    Since writing my original request for information I have acquired one of MYD's Norfolk Broads Cruisers. Although it has the same sail number as Perfect Lady mine has the name River Lady ! No other information came with it.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Yacht Design
    3 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Apparently the designer set up a website for a company to launch a series of models, they were called Broadlands Classics, but the link is now dead, and has been for a number of years. So I think that Model Yacht Design and Broadlands Classics were probably the same company. I am still looking for the magazine article and/or photos. Any help regarding these would be much appreciated.
    I am not really interested in other Norfolk Broads boats, just the models produced by the above.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Yacht Design
    3 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Does anyone have any information on this now defunct company. About 5 years ago they were planning to bring to market a kit for a broads cruiser and even had an article in one of the model boat magazines.
    I have a photo of the prototype but little else. So a plan, photographs, the magazine article, or any completed models etc would be most helpful.
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    ๐Ÿ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    4 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have the MB Vol 47 554 one thanks but the other would be great.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    4 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    See My Harbour with extra photos etc.
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    ๐Ÿ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    4 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Speedline Models do not exist any more so Deep Dive subs are no longer available unless someone knows different ? Mine is the HFM version before Speedline took it on when HFM closed its doors.
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    ๐Ÿ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    4 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The project is not going to happen for a while whilst I gather the info I need and find tine. I have number of other projects (not boat ones) ahead of it to get the bench clear. So maybe one day I will get it on the starting blocks.
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    ๐Ÿ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    4 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    My hovercraft are already built so I am unable to show you how to build one.. There are lots of guys on Facebook who do that. Go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ModelHovercraftAssociation/
    or join the Model Hovercraft Association
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ModelHovercraftAssociation/
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    ๐Ÿ“ Palaform Griffon 600 Model Hovercraft
    4 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    From a kit manufactured by Palaform. Constructed from Depron in just a few evenings. Comes complete with skirt and optional electrics pack. Extremely light and manoeuvrable on hard surfaces and water, not grass. It weighs 83 grams including the battery and electrics.
    Available on the internet from Palaform Ltd.
    https://modelhovercraft.co.uk/ocart/index.php?route=product/...
    https://modelhovercraft.co.uk/ocart/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=53
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    ๐Ÿ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    4 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I had not really thought about one. Perhaps not best show my awful building skills eh!
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    ๐Ÿ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    4 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks for the photos. I saw the video on YouTube when i was searching but there are not many build photos on the internet. The kit I have is for the Deep Dive VI rather than the VII. I assume that they are very similar.
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    ๐Ÿ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    4 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Does anyone have photos of the above showing a completed pressure vessel, that's the box with the electrics in. Or any build photos that might help. Thanks.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Plans for Billings African Queen
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    8 months 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.
    Mike

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    ๐Ÿ“ Marine steam engine wanted
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    https://youtu.be/9ERmbOsHZN4
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    Hovershow '16
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    ๐Ÿ“ Griffon Hovercraft - Canadian Coastguard colours
    8 months 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
    8 months 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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