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Thread: For sale 1:32 TID tug
29/07/2022 21:26:30

It is a nice looking model, shame I am not allowed !!..

Thread: The Model Boat Convention - The End.
26/07/2022 08:22:33

With deep regret the Committee of the Model Boat Convention have taken the decision to terminate the Association with the residual proceeds, in accordance with the Constitution being donated to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Attendance at the shows of both traders and modellers had declined over the years and the advent of Covid has led to the winding up of the Model Boat Convention.

May we thank those who competed, those who acted as stewards all the years and those who attended as visitors.

All the very best to you all for the future

Nick Jedynakiewicz





Edited By The Long Build on 26/07/2022 08:30:03

Thread: Build Article - MMI Mag May 2015
06/07/2022 18:48:02

Is this something the new owners of Model Boats are aware of as there are a lot of Model Boats magazines on there , and all the current issues as well

Edited By The Long Build on 06/07/2022 18:48:26

Thread: New Subscriptions Links
24/06/2022 23:54:09
Posted by Chris E on 09/06/2022 13:25:24:

If anybody wants them the back issues appear to be good value with free post and are cheaper than the 2nd hand copies on ebay.

Edited By Chris E on 09/06/2022 13:30:04

Only free post in the UK, and am surprised at that.

24/06/2022 23:51:19
Posted by Chris Fellows on 24/06/2022 14:01:42:

Yes, I see they have all copies back to 2020, one from 2012 and January 2007 so far.

When emailing I asked them if they were going back to 2007 as before, which it looks as though they are doing but they said they will add all copies available which might mean they will go back even further, be good if they did.

Obviously it takes quite a time to scan each magazine but will be interesting to see how the archive progresses.


I suspect when they say all the copies , they probably mean all the copies which were there originally from 2007.

Thread: Aircraft Carrier for sale
24/06/2022 23:34:12


Thread: Magazine Price rise
15/05/2022 00:49:10

Not a bad price really, if you were to get someone to buy it here and ship it over it would be £ 13.00GBP, even surface mail would be £ 11.00 or approx $23 or $19.50 AUD.

Thread: Trumpeter 1:200 Titanic
27/12/2021 15:48:17

Oh Eck, Sorry to hear about the Covid and hope you make a speedy recovery, couple of relatives have just caught I assume the Omicron variant as they do not seem to bad, one being My Son who is confined to his room as I have recently had an op and could do with not catching any illness just yet.

Shame as was looking forward to this but can not be helped, was looking at the Lego Titanic but can not get the expense pass the account smiley. Anyway get well soon


16/12/2021 22:17:00

So have you started the builds yet.?

Thread: RMS TITANIC 1912
02/11/2021 19:47:20

Only £570.00 , 9,090 bricks so only 6p a brick, Bargain..

LEGO® Titanic 10294 | Creator Expert | Buy online at the Official LEGO® Shop GB

Thread: Vic Smeed's model designs
20/10/2021 22:56:16
Posted by Charles Oates on 20/10/2021 21:06:05:

You will probably get more responses by starting a new thread, than tacking onto the end of an old unrelated one.


He did.

Wanted: Vic Smeed Bobby Plan | Model Boats

20/10/2021 22:22:22
Posted by jon palt 1 on 15/10/2021 09:31:52:


Just joined this forum. Would anyone have a copy of Vic Smeed's Bobby Police Launch plan for sale?

Best Regards,


Hi Johnathan, I have sent you a PM so check your messages.

Thread: Model Railways
12/10/2021 20:37:19

What did you think of Rod Stewart,s layout ?.

I Still have the Zero 1, at the time being able to have 2 trains going in the opposite direction was fun..

Thread: Model Boats - Current Issue
30/09/2021 19:32:25

Yes Tesco, was in the other day and moved it to the front shelf, if there is one there on a visit I always do that.

Thread: Model Railways
29/09/2021 20:36:48
Posted by Bob Abell on 29/09/2021 13:11:57:

Continuing my post concerning Geoff Abell`s Model Trains hobby

Following on from his loft layout, he later got very interested in Loco`s built from Lego blocks.

A few of his original builds are enclosed, some represent the locos at Porthmadoc

He also involved himself iwith the West Highland Railway activities in North Wales, Porthmadoc to Caernarfon

Being a Chartered Engineer, he was also involved in the design of the Loco`s construction and got involved with actually meeting the retired owners of Beyer Peacocks of Gorton Manchester to discuss Loco design.I think Peacocks were the builders of the original narrow gauge loco`s

Sadly, Geoff passed away, a few years ago





Amazing Models, If Geoff was still with us I would have recommended he submitted them to Lego , if they had taken it up he would have received a few pennies.. Lego Rocks..

Thread: Help with Project for School Children
12/09/2021 15:31:29

Wow was it that long ago this post was started in 2011, would imagine most of the kids have now left school.wink

Thread: Blunders and Co-k ups
06/09/2021 23:20:11

Umm, a few .

At the age of 7 and in the US in a vacant desert area Never shoot an arrow straight up in the air !! luckily a split second later we realised what we had done and legged it, luckily the arrow came back down near to where we were. ( I still do archery as well !!)

At the age of around 20, obviously not having learnt my lesson with the arrow, at a friends house we decided to test an air pistol by again shooting pellets straight up and timing how long the fell back to earth, after a few near misses we retired to the door area of the kitchen and carried on but stepped back into the house after each shot.

In my early modelling life I with the 2 from the pistol incident decided to build a hot air balloon from plans from the modelling plans book using tissue paper and meths. It was raining outside so we tested it inside the kitchen !!, this did not go well and went up in flames, luckily it was not big and we put out the floating fire quite quickly with only some minimal damage to those 70's type coloured plastic roof tiles, this was easily sorted as we swapped them for the ones over the kitchen cupboards.. many many years later when the family were having a kitchen refurb was our miss-deeds found out. and we owned up.

Thread: Subscriber Extra.
27/08/2021 18:51:55

Subscriber extra is an option on the menu bar at the top of this page.


Yes they are on PMags but not showing on this forum website which is what I think the OP refers to.

Edited By The Long Build on 27/08/2021 18:57:32

Thread: mercury hydroplane 1980's unused balsa model kit for sale
03/08/2021 16:51:23
Posted by ashley needham on 03/08/2021 13:37:30:

Colin. Not sure how much you think it’s worth?

it is a collectors thing only as no one would want to build it to use.




If I had money to waste I would do a James May on it !! buy it and build it devil but as this goes back to 2009 I doubt it is still around, try sending a private message to Colin to see if he still has it, else I would imagine it would not be that hard to recreate from the pictures on the thread.


Edited By The Long Build on 03/08/2021 16:55:43

Thread: Great Eastern
29/07/2021 22:00:49
Posted by Bob Abell on 27/07/2021 11:30:13:

Here is a picture of Launch Day

1839 `ish

Ps....I`d forgotten about the Gate crasher....Ha Ha


launch day.jpg

So Time travel is Possible...

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