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    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.
    Swamp Dawg Camera Boat
    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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    πŸ“ "Bionic Bill"
    10 hours ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Graham Royle joined the Model Boat Website last summer, returning to modelling after a 45 year break. It was a display at Buxton Model Boat Club last year where he spoke with one of the members that got him started again.

    Graham who is now a member of the Buxton Model Boat Club started his latest project "Bionic Bill", only 3 months ago at the beginning of lockdown.

    What resulted is truly magnificent working model example of engineering, woodworking, electronics, perseverance and total dedication ! .

    Well done Graham !.
    PS - Remember, set video resolution quality to HD 1080p (Bottom right cog wheel).
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    RC Sailing :- "Bionic Bill"
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fishing Trip
    2 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    A Great success Graham, - you should be very proud !.
    I was more than pleased to witness Bills great stamina and determination to go round the lake !. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to video your "lock down" achievement.
    Some great footage - I will Msg you when edit is complete.
    cheers
    PhilπŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ Just can`t stop smiling 😊😊😊😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Oars
    4 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Amazing Graham - looks like we are on for Sunday ? - YES !
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting
    5 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Great job Graham - when is the lazy git going to start rowing ?
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    πŸ“ " Robbe Estelle "
    8 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Buxton Model Boat Club member Barry Cook sails his "Robbe Estelle" at the Pavilion Gardens Buxton.
    RC Sailing :- " Robbe Estelle "
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    πŸ“ Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club.
    19 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Keep up the good work.
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    πŸ“ Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club
    19 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Must try to make it this year ! .
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    20 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Yes Peter, did a good job on her and she sailed so well in the variable conditions.
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    21 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Seen here under medium to heavy weather, Buxton Model boat Club member Peter Gelsthorpe tell us about his Speedline Models Thames Barge . Photos show atractive colour variations possible .
    RC Sailing :- "Thames Barge"
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    πŸ“ Thames Barge
    21 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Seen here under medium to heavy weather, Buxton Model boat Club member Peter Gelsthorpe tell us about his Speedline Models Thames Barge .
    RC Sailing :- "Thames Barge"
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    21 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    RC Sailing :- Clyde Pilots

    Here we have two terrific RC models of the Motor Vessel CUMBRAE built by two Buxton Model Boat Club Members - No1 is Blue belonging to Roger and the second belongs to Paul..
    The original vessel was built by George Brown & Co in 1936 for Clyde Pilotage Authority, Glasgow.
    RC Sailing :- Clyde Pilots
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    πŸ“ Video Cameras for boat mount?
    21 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Joe - I have tried a compromise on various cameras, price, size, video quality and the all important "fiddle factor" of setting up and using - you probably wont be happy until you have tried for yourself but my only comment is keep - it simple ! .

    My go back camera is the Gopro 3+ with LCD and remote unit which I use with a variety of home brew fixing systems . Like me its getting old now but I can still operate it OK.
    I recently upgraded to the Gopro 7 but not had chance to try it yet but sure it will be better stabilisation on choppy waters.

    Just a couple of applications Joe.
    cheers and beers
    Phil
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    26 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Sailing - Wee Nips , Robbe Windstar & Century model yachts at Buxworth Basin - 9th June 2020.
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    27 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    This Century Yacht belongs to BMBC Dave and was revived after many years in the loft ! - certainly sails better here than up there !.
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    πŸ“ Reminder for Local Clubs
    28 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    For many local club members and enthusiasts who dont follow this website regularly, it is very easy to miss a posting. Remember that anyone wanting to follow a - "Specific" Model Boat Club to use the - "Boat Clubs & Lakes" (in the main menu) in order to see and share most recent postings.

    Many thanks to all for making this website so informative and interesting β›΅
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    28 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    For many local club members who dont follow this website regularly it is very easy to miss a posting.
    For anyone wanting to follow the BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB specifically, I will endeavour to keep postings up to date and directly accessible through this fantastic website using
    "Boat Clubs & Lakes" in the Main Menu.

    More "Wee Nips" - trying my new modified Wee Nip , rudder only with deck mounted equipment box.
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    πŸ“ RC Sailing :- Clyde Pilots
    28 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Here we have two terrific RC models of the Motor Vessel CUMBRAE built by two Buxton Model Boat Club Members - No1 is Blue belonging to Roger and the second belongs to Paul..
    The original vessel was built by George Brown & Co in 1936 for Clyde Pilotage Authority, Glasgow.
    RC Sailing :- Clyde Pilots
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    πŸ’¬ Re: AIRBOAT ON A BETTER DAY
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Hi JB - look`in good ! - you seem to have mastered the slide compensation at speed !
    On my swamp dog I extended the (air) rudders for slow speed turns, but not tried it at speed ?.
    Keep up the good work !
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    πŸ“ RC Sailing :- 9th June 2020
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Out with the "Nippers" after lock down. Sailing - Wee Nips , Robbe Windstar & Century model yachts at Buxworth Basin - 9th June 2020.
    Enjoy life - Enjoy your hobby ! .

    πŸ‘Best wishes to all from Derbyshire !.
    RC Sailing :- 9th June 2020
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    πŸ“ Century Yacht - another oldie !
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    This Century Yacht belongs to BMBC Dave and was revived after many years in the loft ! - Seen here on her more recent inaugural sailing - certainly sails better here than up there !. β›΅
    RC Sailing :- "Century Yacht"
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Yacht) Wee Nip
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Just looking at the boat harbour - Hope you are fit and well through lock down !
    Take care
    Phil
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    πŸ“ More "Wee Nips"
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    More "Wee Nips" - trying my new modified Wee Nip , rudder only with deck mounted equipment box.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Piscataqua river gundalow
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    πŸ‘Well done !
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Piscataqua river gundalow
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    In Awe !! πŸ‘πŸ˜Žβ›΅
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Piscataqua river gundalow
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    A bit like my Wee Nip !!! - Grrrrrrreat job !!! - love it !!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Piscataqua river gundalow
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Terrific - great research and final result - Brilliant !!!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: "Genie"
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Great information guys ,πŸ‘ - the Genie was actually the 50" Marblehead - along with the 36" Gosling that Vics daughter Michele was holding in the book by C.R.Jefferies.

    I also remember the Starlet , the Star Baby and I think there was the Duckling. ! - fantastic !!β›΅
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    πŸ’¬ Re: We are sailing.......!!
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Nice one Graham ! - hope you and yours all well - hope to see you soon .
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bionic Rower
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Sure looks a rugged dude graham ! - look forward to seeing in the flesh - hope you and yours all well !πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Music
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Ten Years After ! - Up to last year Rick Lee (Drummer) was still touring and doing peripatetic teaching periodically at a local school. Great guy - great band with some fascinating stories about Woodstock and CSN&Y.
    - in the word of Marianne Faithfull - "Those were the days my friend ! "
    Phil
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