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    Quick and simple solution to save those action moments - Pair phone or tablet with GoPro camera app, or simply record with remote via wifi.
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    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.
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    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.
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    "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 !
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    17 hours ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Buxton Model Boat Club Sailing New Years Day !
    RC Sailing :- "New Years Day - Jan 1st 2020"
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    ๐Ÿ“ Etherow model boat club Stockport
    1 day ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    After visiting Etherow Model Boat Club on a number off occasions , thought I would share a couple of links to say thanks for the hospitality shown by the club members. Thanks again !
    RC Sailing - Etherow Large Boating Lake
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RN Type 23 Frigate
    6 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She is back in dry dock for more fitting out by Lee who constructed and owns the model.
    She is quite a beast at 1/72 scale about 6ft / 2mtr long. Fleetscale kit/parts i think ?.
    Special significance for me that my son has served on HMS Iron Duke.
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    ๐Ÿ“ RN Type 23 Frigate
    7 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sea Trials of Model RN Type 23 Frigate from Buxton model Club member Lee.
    Model RN Typ23 Frigate - Sea Trials
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: U-181 and HMS Bluebell confrontation in WW2
    11 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great video!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Plans for Mississippi paddle Steamer
    12 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The model belongs to one of our local club members so I will try to get some more specific photos ASAP. With my memories of seeing the President on the Mississippi many years ago , I couldn't resit doing a quick video for such an iconic vessel.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Starlet
    13 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Another great classic ! any more photos ?.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Yacht) Catharine
    13 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Ron, Very nice any more photos ? Reminds me of the uni rig Catboats. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS TYNE
    13 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Terrific work ! - I also look forward to the trials !.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ "Just brows and see what you find"
    13 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    So pleased I started to browse through the main menu category listings - going back through many easily accessible listings in the "Build Blogs" the is so much information and photos etc.

    I never took photos of the very first yacht that I purchased , but thanks to "Model Boats Member" - CapnJim - Graupner Collie (1970s?) Restoration. I can now remember what she looked like !.

    Have a brows and relive some old and new memories - and set some new challenges !!!!๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Graupner Collie (1970s?) Restoration
    13 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Remember the box like it was yesterday ! - must down load the picies.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Graupner Collie (1970s?) Restoration
    13 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great photos - brings back memories. Collie was the first RC yacht that I purchased in NZ in 1980`s .This inspired me to build the "Genie"๐Ÿ˜Šโ›ต Posted 6 years ago but thanks for sharing !
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Graupner Collie - part 2
    14 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Like it !
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Graupner Collie - Part 3
    14 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very good !
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Graupner Collie (1970s?) Restoration
    14 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great information - Tnx !
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Northwind 36/600 rebuild
    14 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Good information - tnx !
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Vintage style yacht designed by "Vic Smeed"
    14 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very nice !
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    ๐Ÿ“ Plans for Mississippi paddle Steamer
    15 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Is this of any interest ?๐Ÿ‘โ›ต
    RC Sailing :- Mississippi Steam Boat
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    17 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looking back over 2019 at some of "Buxton Model Boat Club" members boats - JESSICA
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    ๐Ÿ“ Swamp Dawg Camera Boat
    18 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    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 Sailing - Gopro R/C Cam Boat
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mississippi Steam Boat
    21 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Remindes me of berthing alongside just down from the Crescent city connection bridge, near Canal Street - I`m sure the "Precedent" steamer used to be there 45 years ago ?.
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    22 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    RC Sailing :- 29th December 2019 - BMBC Sunday morning sailing at the Pavilion Gardens Buxton.
    RC Sailing :- 29th December 2019
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mississippi Steam Boat
    22 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just for fun ! an interesting project for the new year ! - RC Sailing :- Mississippi Steam Boat from BMBC member - electric conversion with original steam / boiler setup .
    Happy 2020 to all !!

    Can you now stop tapping your feet ? ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜
    RC Sailing :- Mississippi Steam Boat
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    ๐Ÿ“ Help needed on outboard for Tom Kat
    26 days ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    As I remember the drive was "just a torque spring" aprox2mm diam x 15 - 20 mm long. Held by gromit screws within a brass bush each end. Greased and supported within the silicon tube.
    As a temp fix when my torque spring failed , I replaced it with a piece of plastic strimmer wire!.
    Worked OK ! - Hope this helps !.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ˜Ž
    RC Boat - On Patrol
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    ๐Ÿ“ WEE NIP
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Best wishes to you and yours Peter have a great Christmas !โ›ต
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    RC Sailing :- 15th December 2019 - BMBC at the Pavilion Gardens Buxton.
    RC Sailing :- 15th December 2019
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nice to meet up with Graham this week end in Buxton !.
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nerys, can take no credit at all for Juno, Elsa and Miss Sophie. They were crafted by DEAN one of our club Members. Hopfully I can get him intersted in the forum in due course !.
    Phil
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    ๐Ÿ“ WEE NIP
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Graham, have fun with the Wee Nip and just shout if you have any questions. As for rigging and sailing her - she almost does it herself !.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Camera Jib
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just knocked up camera jib for the gopro from an old tripod -
    Tried it in the Morning Mist !
    RC Sailing :- Winter Mist
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