Thanks for your post. I am an ex-pat from Manchester , now in Delaware, I have always been impressed with my hero's in the NRLI, I am quite impressed with your model. the video looked like a full size life boat in some of the scenes, Thanks for sharing. I have a quick question that anyone can answer: I am a bit confused regarding motors what is the correct use in ship modeling? are they faster, quieter, or what? does any one out there knows of a net site that compares the brushless versus the standard motors. one last Q, should this question be posted elsewhere on the M.B.W site? Thank you for reading and a special thanks for whoever is going to answer!!!😁
Thought you would like this update I received regarding the annual fun float. It will be super to meet y'all so come on over to PA, model not required but desirable. I think you will get to see a great bunch of Guys and Gal's FYI: Muddy Run Park,Fun Float will be held on Saturday, 21 July 2018 at Muddy Run Park, Manchester Township’s Cousler Park, 1060 Church Road, York, PA 17404 Sunday August 19, 2018 😎👍😎
I do not see them listed anywhere. do you have any info regarding how and where you purchased the model or any info you may have and I will stay on the case. I am retired and have plenty of time so this is now a challenge!!!
Thanks for sharing, when I look at my boat yard in the basement I will cheer for the boy along with a good deal of shame that although I have done a lot of models, I think maybe some of us are tool and fitting collectors....😁😜😁 Funny thing is; my favorite one is the tug Seguin, made with basic rudimentary tools, some home made!! take care pal. Mark
Just a quick thought; I see you are in Munich, the German national engineering and industry museum is down near the river. I would take it to the curator responsible for the ton of super ship models there (recommend it to all ship folk)! they also house the U1 sub. they should be able to aid you in your quest.👍
Well Doug, the mayflower has been made by many, some based on other vessels of the time and some from conjecture. I do think the vessel has the look of Spain. is there any indication that the model was Hung from the largest of the masts as my first reaction was that it is a "Votive" they were hung in churches near the ports and were sailors were prayed for by family and friends. For those visitors to the church would remember the sailors and the life of danger. So, have a look and see. Another thought is that the model was made for the Columbia Exposition held in Chicago (May 1 1893 through October 30th, a lot of souvenir models were made as the fair was to celebrate the 400th anniversary of when Columbus discovered the new world, all the models were different with thinly thing they had in common was the name-----you guessed it, the Santa Maria"! Good luck pal, write back soon, you have peaked my curiosity.
I agree with KMBCSecretary. I have a biscuit tin full with all sizes of Bulldog clips, they are readily available and are not priced up in the sky like some small tools sold for specific hobbies. if you find the grip to be too tight just bend them with a pair of pliers, I am making HMS Alfred Admiralty style and have not had any issues. Good luck. Get the micro-marks catalogue, you will find all kinds of treasures!! Have a super day. Mark.
Hi. This should help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7FOoRGlR68 It is a video made on board by a model maker. lots of detailed images on the net, I used Google search and had a trazillion hits!! Good luck with this one, I am completing the Billings kit, it is quite old and the wood used is quite poor, I recommend to anyone building her should replace the old wood cut out sheets. This was my first attempt at using a bow thruster, made it from some micro plumbing PVC pieces , waste brass and an old motor, it works great and I recommend it as a nice side project. Take care and have fun, should be great weather for a little Delaware pond fun!! see ya at the waters edge. Mark.
This is way more than just a maritime museum. The location in the heart the Chesapeak Bay Area, the home of the only sail ” fishing fleet in the U.S.A. No power drives at all with the exception of small ”pusher” units, kind of tiny, with room for a motor only! These are used to aid in getting to the fishery. The traditional boat is a Skipjack and the museum is a living boat yard. So even when there is no events there is always something to see. Model boat days are held around a large square tempary pool. One day is for scale and live steam, and another is free sail and model skipjack racing. We do not have control of the weather but I can not remember anything but sun on the days I have been there👍. The team at the museum are a great group of ladies and gentlemen who are passionate in their love of the sea and on model days you will find loads of helpful tips etc from all the “captains”. If you are visitors on holiday, Anapolis is no more than three quarters of an hour away, this is the home of the Rodgers collection of dockyard models and the worlds largest collection of French prisoner of war bone models (napolionic) in the world, it is a super nautical town! the Chesapeake museum is in St.Michaels, with lots of super shopping for the non model boating spouses. Further up the road on Tilghman island is a fantastic nautical book store who specializes in model ships and boats. However you need to visit the book store a day before the show day as everyone will be looking for that rare and special book!!!!! Hope this is a help.
thats right Colin, , works great as a solvent. if any steamers are reading, When the Coleman stuff burns it smells and gives of less heat that DNA from the True Value hardware store. Have fun and get wet! 😁 Mark.
Hi, Over here in the US, I use DNA clear no colour to fire up my steam engines it is sold as fuel for camping stoves, I buy it by the gallon at hardware stores, is that possible over there?, I know you guy's are VERY over regulated but it may be worth a look at?. .MF. ExPat from Manchester (I used to love the smell of meths used in my steam engine)👍👍
I have been to one of their fun floats and it is a great event, many boat captains to talk ship with and some superb models to view. If you can go you will not be disappointed. They set up some friendly navigation competition around a very creative course.