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    Camera Boat No.5
    Camera Boat No.5
    Slim Nip
    Exploring the possibilities of a new sleeker look to the Wee Nips that I have built previously , - Result :- the "Slim Nip" .
    Camera Boat No.4
    Camera Boat No.4 still undergoing development !.
    Tiki
    My Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter started life as a static display model which I recently adapted for " Radio Control " . With extra sealing inside and out, she is seen here on her inaugural trial sailing - checking balance / trim /steering and simple sail control. Certainly no claims here on scale or workmanship ! - just a " fun and functional " model which more than satisfies my initial challenge ! .
    Camera Boat No. 3
    Adapted Swamp Dawg with wider pontoon area and brushed speed 400 motor.
    Camera Nip
    Wee Nip Camera boat with rotating Gopro.
    Camera Boat No.1 - Tomkat
    Camera boat no1.
    J Class Style
    J Class Style Pond Yacht - Rescued from the skip and given a new lease of life to sail again as "Rudder only" radio controlled.
    Camera Boat No.2 - Swamp Dawg
    Quick and simple solution to save those action moments - Pair phone or tablet with GoPro camera app, or simply record with remote via wifi.
    RC Laser
    RC Laser - not a home brew of course, but for many years an object of desire due to simplicity of design, assembly, aesthetics and convenience. Love the Laser, but the Wee Nip still my "go to" boat.
    Mickey Finn
    Purchased original Rojair Mickey Finn from Ashton Models 35 years ago - hull suffered damaged so made a F/G mould before repairing and sailing. Made spare hull from mould and there she sat for 35+ years. Original Mickey was sold many years ago but as retirement approached the burning desire to fulfill old challenges re-emerged. So , after putting out calls for help, diagrams, photos or information on the model boat forums, thanks to "John Dowd" and a couple of other guys, I finally got round to resurrecting this fantastic 36" yacht.
    "Genie"
    "Genie" was classic Marblehead design from Vic Smead , she had a hard chine hull construction. Living in New Zealand in the early 70`s I ended up building 4 of these in total - only glad I took some picies. Long gone now, but not forgotten !
    Wee Nip
    My first (and following) Wee Nips
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    8 days ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Windermere Pleasure Steamer
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    Built plank on frame from plans scaled down from 24 -12th scale - "Branksome" was built by proud owner Alan Brundrett many years ago, originally steam powered, Alan converted her to electric in recent years.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Camera Boat trials with Bill & Ben.
    8 days ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Getting more experience with new camera boat seeing how the gopro handles the varying light changes. Filming at different locations, while circumnavigating the lake.
    Live streaming via the phone, changes to exposure etc. were applied in the final edit.
    Again , thanks to Bill & Ben - and of course Graham !.
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    ๐Ÿ“ " yellow submarine "
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    Buxton Model Boat Club Member Dave Maynard exhibits the manoeuvrability of his yellow "dive" submarine.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bob`s final day at Buxton Model Boat Club
    12 days ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Ex Royal Navy, Buxton Model Boat Club member Bob Comack Young returns to his homeland after today - Bust wishes to Bob and his family from all Buxton Model Boat Club members.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Controls
    15 days ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Probability, suitability, feasibility all seem ticked now Graham, ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘
    We all will be watching this space !!!!?!
    Well done !!๐Ÿคž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mechanism Mk 3
    19 days ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Love it ,
    Love it ,
    Love it ! ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Brilliant Graham !!
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mechanism Mk 2
    23 days ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Awesome Graham !
    What will you call kayak man ????
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Kayak
    30 days ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Great Video clip !!๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Kayak
    30 days ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Bring it on Graham !!! I am looking forward to following the progress ! ๐Ÿ˜Žโ›ต
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "Fully Loaded"
    30 days ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Schematics on this were great Graham - I can see similar coming for the cannoo !!!!๐Ÿ˜Žโ›ต
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    ๐Ÿ“ Camera Boat No. 5
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Camera Boat 5 uses another simple "pontoon" design with 90` rotating motor and fan unit with rudder which was added later. Gopro was mounted on rotating servo which gives 360` vision.
    Camera operated with phone using Gopro App.
    Regarding filming techniques etc. - Still plenty of issues to improve and overcome along the learning curve !.

    Mni Tnx Graham for being there with "Bill & Ben" and Jon G7NFK for all your previous help and support since my stroke.
    #rccameraboats
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    ๐Ÿ“ Camera Boat No.5
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    Camera Boat No.5
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor Barge "Nellie" - visits Buxton
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Information from Nerys -

    In the 1940s and 50s, many traditional Thames Sailing barges were converted into motor barges. This is a model, based on photos and my memory of the 'Nellie'. The sailing barge 'Nellie' was built by Cremers at Hollowshore, Faversham in 1901,. She traded under sail carrying about 90 tons of cargo around the Thames, Medway and Swale until about 1952 and then had the gear taken out, a Chrysler Crown petrol/paraffin motor installed and carried on trading for some years owned by R.Lapthorne & Co of Hoo on the River Medway.. She was eventually sold out of trade and is now privately owned. She has been rerigged with a reduced sailing barge rig without a topsail. My model is based on a 30" barge hull from Dave Watts Mastman.

    NOTE More information from Nerys - read on ........

    Hi Phil,
    I'll just add a little more information to that. I was Nellie's skipper in the mid 50's for a few years. We were based at Hoo on the Medway and carried cargoes around the Medway, Swale, Thames and Colne. Regular trips were such as ballast from Fingringhoe on the Colne to Hoo, sand from Upnor on the Medway to the Ford works at Dagenham, fertilizers from London to Faversham and Queenborough, wheat from London docks to Whitstable and more or less anything that could be carried between ships in the London docks to anywhere in the Estuary. We were paid by the freight. Half the value of the carriage charges going to the owners and the other half to the crew, shared 2/3 for the skipper, 1/3 for the mate, Then fuel and other expenses were divided up similarly.
    Nellie, of all the barges I served on was the one I liked best. She was the smallest, but there was just something about her. However as a footnote, in the 1970's I built a forty three foot schooner rigged barge yacht in the same yard as Nellie was built.
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
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    On Sunday 21st August, the Buxton Model Boat Club welcomed "Nellie" With Nerys and Alice.
    Hope you enjoyed your visit to Derbyshire from South Wales.
    Plenty of video yet to edit so watch this space !.

    Cheers again from Graham and myself.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTH1Cvo8m4I
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    ๐Ÿ“ T.I.D Class Tug
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    Known as 'TID's', 182 of these little prefabricated tugs were built in modular units, by several different yards around the U.K. often by women workers. Brent started off as TID 159 and was the very last of her class to be built being completed in 1946.
    https://www.steamtugbrent.org/history...

    This model belongs to Buxton Model Boat Club member Bob Armstrong.
    https://www.steamtugbrent.org/history...
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    ๐Ÿ“ Buxton - July 2022
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    Model boats and yachting July 2022
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Modified Stiletto project
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Jees !- she look a real beast JB !!!
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    ๐Ÿ“ HFM 590 - Another vintage classic
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Another vintage classic here , this one being the HFM 590 belonging to Buxton Model Boat Club member Dave Maynard.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Creole Queen
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Fantastic model - brings back memories of seeing "President" in New Orleans 50๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š years ago.
    Great job !
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Taking the seaplane tender for a run.
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    Looks and sounds terrific JB !!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Vintage Classic - Duplex 575
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Another vintage classic here, originally kitted by Duplex Craft Co. then later by Lesro - this one belonging to Buxton Model Boat Club member Bob Armstrong.
    (The others were mine from 50 years + - Happy Days !!!)โ›ต
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    ๐Ÿ“ RC Sailing No.171
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    RC Sailing with Buxton Model Boat Club June 2022.
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
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    https://www.youtube.com/c/RCSailing1/videos
    https://www.youtube.com/c/RCSailing1/videos
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    ๐Ÿ“ Setting the Foresails on "Ellen"
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    "Ellen" is a Gaff Rigged Pilot Cutter from modeller Graham Rowe.
    Forever striving for improvement, Graham explains how he assists the - Setting of the Foresails on his model.
    More info on Grahams Blog - https://model-boats.com/blogs/86653
    Also - https://www.youtube.com/c/RCSailing1/videos
    RC Sailing No`s - 131, 132, 134, 135, 159. 170
    My Gaff Cutter No`s - 139, 142, 143, 144
    blogs/86653
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    ๐Ÿ“ SOMETHING DIFFERENT,- A 98KM RUN TO THE HOBBY SHOP AND BACK IN AUCKLAND. ( IN 9 PARTS)
    4 months ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    John , Loved the trip - Wish I could have been with you !!!! - PS - Graham told tod that he had spoken with you recently on skype. ๐Ÿ‘ โ›ต
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Framing Jig
    4 months ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Re the:- Model Framing Jig from jbkiwi .

    Seeing the time and effort other people put into their modelling hobby, and looking at the "build blogs" and forum comments on "Model Boats Website". I was prompted to share (with agreement) a couple of build (logs) blogs which would reach a wider audience via my youtube posts.
    The intention is just to supplement and acknowledge ideas from all who share this common interest.
    No monitorisation is received from this or any postings.
    Other Ref:- RC Sailing:- No.154 Nordkap & RC Sailing:- No.162 Racing Sparrow
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    ๐Ÿ“ MODEL FRAMING JIG
    4 months ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Hi Jb - sent you PM
    Philโ›ต
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    ๐Ÿ“ 3 "Robbe" Classic yachts
    4 months ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Just 3 "Robbe" Classic yachts here belonging to Buxton Model Boat member Barry Cook .
    " Estelle " - " Windstar " & " Comtesse "
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