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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.
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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.
    "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 !
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    8 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Will pass comments on to Keith !
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    9 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    "Dire Straits 2" is an American Lobster Fishing Boat - scratch built from plans built by Keith Holmes
    Listen to details about Keiths " Lobster Boat "
    RC Sailing :- "American Lobster Boat"
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    πŸ“ RC Sailing :- "American Lobster Boat"
    9 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    "Dire Straits 2" is an American Lobster Fishing Boat - scratch built from plans built by Keith Holmes.
    RC Sailing :- "American Lobster Boat"
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    17 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Two new additions appeared at The Pavilion Gardens lakeside recently - belonging to BMBC members.
    The models were - "Bonnie Lass", and " Milford Star " from Caldercraft.

    The Buxton Model Boat Club sail at the Pavilion Gardens lake on Sunday and Thursday mornings - comments being - "an entertaining spectacle for all the family" and - "a Valuable asset and attraction to the town" .
    RC Sailing :- " Bonnie Lass " & " Milford Star "
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    πŸ“ RC Sailing :- " Bonnie Lass " & " Milford Star "
    17 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Two new additions appeared at The Pavilion Gardens lakeside recently - belonging to BMBC members.
    The models were - "Bonnie Lass", and " Milford Star " from Caldercraft.

    The Buxton Model Boat Club sail at the Pavilion Gardens lake on Sunday and Thursday mornings - comments being - "an entertaining spectacle for all the family" and - "a Valuable asset and attraction to the town" .
    RC Sailing :- " Bonnie Lass " & " Milford Star "
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    19 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    More detail from Graham !
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    22 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    πŸ‘Certainly at at our club, we can all learn from Grahams talents and experience !.β›΅
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    23 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    "Bionic Bill"

    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 ! .
    RC Sailing :- "Bionic Bill"
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    23 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    RC Sailing:- Some short clips taken at the Pavilion Gardens Buxton with the Buxton Model Boat Club. Sunday 25th June 2020.
    RC Sailing:- 25th June 2020
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    23 days ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    " Robbe Estelle "
    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“ "Bionic Bill"
    27 days 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
    29 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
    1 month 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
    1 month 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 "
    1 month 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.
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Keep up the good work.
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    πŸ“ Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Must try to make it this year ! .
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    2 months 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
    2 months 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
    2 months 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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    2 months 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?
    2 months 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
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Midshipman)
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    Sailing - Wee Nips , Robbe Windstar & Century model yachts at Buxworth Basin - 9th June 2020.
    RC Sailing :- 9th June 2020
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    2 months 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 !.
    RC Sailing :- "Century Yacht"
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    πŸ“ Reminder for Local Clubs
    2 months 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
    2 months 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.
    RC Sailing:- "Wee Nip"
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    πŸ“ RC Sailing :- Clyde Pilots
    2 months 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
    2 months 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
    2 months 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 !
    2 months 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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