Model Boats September 2023


A look at the Cover and Contents of the September 2023 issue of Model Boats on sale August 18th.


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In the September 2023 issue of Model Boats magazine, you can look forward to…

* A free pull-out plan and guide to tripping the light fantastic with Clark Salisbury's Lake Skimmer

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* Ian Williams reports back from the 2023 Fast Electric National Championships

* Anyone remember Adamcraft?

John Parker reflects on the legacy of Harvey Adams' short-lived but pioneering post-war venture

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* The Christiaan Brunings: John Mileson shares his experiences of installing a steam plant into this Deans Marine kit 

* The African Queen, Pt. 1: Richard Simpson's  hands-on build review of Billing Boats' 1:12 scale kit  

* PS Bilsdale, Part 2: Colin Bishop concludes his paddle steamer project

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* An IC powerboating basic build: Derek Owen explains how to craft a very simple racing hydroplane outrigger-style boat to get you started 


* Boiler Room: Richard Simpson addresses the whys and wherefores of changing the safety value in a steam plant

* Memory Lane: Dave Wiggins joins up the dots in the history of electrical connectors for radio-control use



  • Compass 360: a round-up of this month’s industry and hobby related news


  • Your letters: queries aired, info shared, appeals launched and successful club events reported back on


  • VIBs (Very Impressive Builds): more of your brilliant work showcased 



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