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    ๐Ÿ“ Star Yachts, Birkenhead
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Ray ( Able Seaman)
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    Oh yes I remember the old New Brighton model boat lake,we used to stay with my gran in Birkenhead in the late forties early fifties,my Dad bought an old second hand Star yacht in the old Birkehead indoor market ,and I spent many happy hours sailing it at New Brighton,it was seeing some of the big scale models there that I believe sowed
    the seed for my later interest in mode boating.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Older Billings Models
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Ray ( Able Seaman)
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    I have a Zwart Zee tug kit wooden, complete with all boxed brass fitings ,untouched,got it off an old workmate for a tenner years ago when he gave up modeling.its sat in the loft for years as life and other projects took priority.

    ๐Ÿ“ Kingsmere Model Boat Club
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Ray ( Able Seaman)
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    When ever I went to watch the competitions straight running,it never seemed noisy to me ,and the pond was not particularly near to housing,and the large properties around there seem to have large gardens and you can bet a few of them will be merrily motor mowing ,strimming or leaf blowing on a Sunday afternoon.Sadly now the pond is a shadow of what it was a the edges all over grown and it seems to have shrunk in size the last time I looked at it .

    ๐Ÿ“ Kingsmere Model Boat Club
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Ray ( Able Seaman)
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    Sorry no photos ,but I remember back in the late 60's early 70's spending some enjoyable Sunday afternoons sitting by the pond with my wife and children watching the straight running events against the Victoria club I believe,so
    that and seeing a guy with radio control air sea rescue launch got me started building model boats something which I had last done as a nipper.Does the King's mere club still exist,last time I went by the pond a few years back it had shrunk in size and was very overgrown around the edges.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Sanding down.
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Ray ( Able Seaman)
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    The position of the forward gun tub would depend on the years the earlier boats it was further forward then they were moved slightly further aft later on.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Sanding down.
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Ray ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi,
    I like the article it has reactivated my interest in in restoring an old Aerokits P.T. boat hull I was given about five years back it had originally ran with a diesel engine but the hull is sound,there are no upperworks just the hull with no hatch covering so it will be a deck up new build just need to get some plans now,I like the gun mountings where did you purchase those,look forward to further updates.

    ๐Ÿ“ Midhurst Model Engineering Exhibition February 2018
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Ray ( Able Seaman)
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    I went for the first time this year a great little show,and models.

    ๐Ÿ“ Does anyone know. . . . . . . .
    8 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Ray ( Able Seaman)
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    Tri-ang also made this model in the 50's the large one and a smaller one,I had the smaller version around a foot long and my mate hade the larger version



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