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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“ " Elsa " - Steam dredge barge
    2 hours ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    " Elsa ", is a steam dredge barge built by Buxton Model Boat Club member Dean Ratcliffe.
    She is roughly 1.24 scale, approximately 43 inches by 8 inches and is made from recycled and up cycled materials wherever possible. She has a single rudder and propeller, powered by a single motor from a drill, and two 6v lead acid batteries. She is a totally freelance design.
    RC Sailing :- " ELSA "
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    2 hours ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    " Elsa ", is a steam dredge barge built by Buxton Model Boat Club member Dean Ratcliffe.
    She is roughly 1.24 scale, approximately 43 inches by 8 inches and is made from recycled and up cycled materials wherever possible. She has a single rudder and propeller, powered by a single motor from a drill, and two 6v lead acid batteries. She is a totally freelance design.
    RC Sailing :- " ELSA "
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Robbe WindStar
    6 hours ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks for the advice Ken, I will pass on to Barry.
    I know Windstar sails like she is on rails under right conditions / sails and setup .
    With the Robbe brand name behind her, she has a real feeling of presence and quality on the water - wish she was mine !
    Phil
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    ๐Ÿ“ Aerokits Huntsman 31
    2 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Buxton Model Boat Club member Dave Cole displays here his 1960`s "Aerokits" model Huntsman 31 .
    Further information on the video commentary.
    RC Sailing :- Huntsman 31
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    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe WindStar
    2 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Robbe WindStar - owned and sailed by Barry who is a member of the Buxton Model Boat Club.
    Listen to video commentary for more details .
    RC Sailing :- Robbe WindStar
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    2 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Buxton Model Boat Club member Dave Cole displays here his 1960`s "Aerokits" mode " Huntsman 31 ".
    Further information on the video commentary.
    RC Sailing :- Huntsman 31
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    2 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Robbe WindStar - owned and sailed by Barry who is a member of the Buxton Model Boat Club.

    For more information listen to video commentary.
    RC Sailing :- Robbe WindStar
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    4 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Doug - the name doesn't ring any bells but I shall ask around - We are in Derbyshire.
    Its only through the Model Boat Website that I became acquainted with Graham93 who is also quite active on the forum.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Information Sharing
    4 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Could not resist sharing this one !
    The Flax 27 - built from flax fibres, oil seed epoxy and bottles
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    7 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    This "RAF Crash Tender" was built by Graham93 who is a member and contributor to Model Boats Website.
    RC Sailing :- RAF Crash Tender
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    ๐Ÿ“ RAF Crash Tender
    7 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    This "RAF Crash Tender" was built by Graham93 who is a member and contributor to Model Boats Website.
    Listen to video summary for more information from Graham93 on the video commentary.
    RC Sailing :- RAF Crash Tender
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    8 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Built by Buxton Model Boat Club member Eric, "Anteo" is a pre war Italian tug.
    RC Sailing :- "Anteo"
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    ๐Ÿ“ "ANTEO" Italian Tug
    8 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Built by Buxton Model Boat Club member Eric, "Anteo" is a pre war Italian tug built from plank on frame kit.
    Listen to video summary for more information from Eric.
    RC Sailing :- "Anteo"
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    ๐Ÿ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    12 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Andrew is the guy who built the model in the video so will try to get more info from him if I can.
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    ๐Ÿ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    12 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    I will look for some more photos that I took on the first dive !

    Phil

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q_SX1Pvtpk&t=87s
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    ๐Ÿ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    12 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    One of our club members did this 5 years ago - hope it of some help !.
    cheers !
    Phil

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUvliq8Z6c0
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    ๐Ÿ“ WEE NIP
    16 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Re - Cellophane , Yes, looking back at your purple and yellow photo, s`pose like you have done ,using cellophane clear tape on the joints, the over laps would provide "batten like" rigidity.
    I see another trip to the florist next week !
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    ๐Ÿ“ WEE NIP
    17 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Peter, OK on HMAS Choules - she looks a fine vessel !.

    Looking at your purple Wee Nip sail - Hmmm ! - I like that colour must try it.
    I have colour chart to look at possibilities . May just try a two or three panelled sail ?.
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    ๐Ÿ“ WEE NIP
    18 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Peter - hope you guys all getting thro` the weather extremes - terrible how it has affected so many !.
    Good luck and good wishes to all !

    PS I think Graham is now a Wee Nip convert !!
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    18 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thursday turnout with the Buxton Model Boat Club !.
    RC Sailing :- 30th January 2020
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    ๐Ÿ“ WEE NIP
    18 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nice to see Graham`s "Wee Nip" joining the crew with the BMBC at the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton.
    RC Sailing :- 30th January 2020
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Krispie 36R
    24 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nice photo - I remember it well and love the nostalgia ! ๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    26 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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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
    26 days ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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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
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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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
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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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
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Great video!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Plans for Mississippi paddle Steamer
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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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
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Another great classic ! any more photos ?.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Yacht) Catharine
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Ron, Very nice any more photos ? Reminds me of the uni rig Catboats. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜
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