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Thread: Model Boats Covers and Contents
05/09/2019 13:24:23

Will that not be more of an issue for WHS who probably did the wrapping.

Thread: 2019 model boats special
02/09/2019 21:42:35

Sorry I read it as the special specials.

02/09/2019 17:42:57

Not one every year.Think we have been lucky for the last few years.

Thread: Prototype build of ELLIE
12/08/2019 20:54:43

Used to be able to get a good meal at the " ye old number 3", is it open again yet. And on the canal.

Thread: Model Boats, First Published Nearly 50 Years Ago !!!
09/04/2019 13:09:54

Well, I received my May issue Number 822 of the Model Boats magazine yesterday, this was very pleasant particularly as I managed to beat the dog in getting to it first !!.

With the magazine was a letter about prices increases etc etc, not got a problem with that as costs do go up so must the issue price and is all good. However I was very surprised with was this statement, and I quote “ As you know, first published nearly 50 years ago “ !!, now bearing in mind that the Current Models boats magazine has gone through a few name changes as I detailed on my Useless information page see link.


The 1st Issue was published in December 1950 so in fact the magazine has been running for 68 years, this itself was highly visible on the front cover with 2014 issues showing 64 years and 2015 showing 65 years. So where does the Subscriptions department get Nearly 50 Years From ?.

I think the letter needs updating ..smiley

Thread: The Model Boat Convention 2019 30th Anniversary
06/03/2019 21:02:11

A Date for your Diary  smiley 


Competition entry forms (available on our Download page) see link below

Competition Entry Forms - Click here


Please note that these need to be in the Secretary’s hands by the 8th August 2019 in order that the necessary preparation of judging forms can be done for the judges.

For Junior boat builders please note the age of the competitor on the form.

Entries will not be accepted at the event so please ensure that your members who wish to enter boats have the necessary paperwork.

Please note that all paperwork has / will be sent to your Club Secretary or person responsible for events.

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Edited By The Long Build on 06/03/2019 21:05:54

Thread: Model Boats General
23/11/2018 18:00:34

The Dog ate mine !!!

Thread: International Model Boat Show
13/11/2018 17:43:06

Posted by David Marks 1 on 13/11/2018 07:28:35:

The tree that I took with me appeared to have enjoyed themselves

Nice to see that the show is all inclusive and do not discriminate against trees devil wink

Thread: Manchester Ship Canal
21/10/2018 22:26:07
Have asked the question about the boat, he vaguely remembers it but does not remember anything else.
Thread: RNLI Severn Conversion
19/10/2018 19:13:30

Yes, No Idea where Snowflower came from !!, Thanks Colin, prop just put a couple of 380's or equiv in.

19/10/2018 18:37:45

No, Have taken it apart and as going to the show in BP just wondered what motors others had used and shaft sizes, was thinking of putting 2 brushless in , I was sure there was a feature article on here about someone converting it as well as the magazine.

Actually thinking about it I wonder if I have that confused with the article on the Snowflower  



Edited By The Long Build on 19/10/2018 18:40:31

19/10/2018 13:43:10

Someone must know..

18/10/2018 13:42:47

Help... I know its on here I have seen it !! , but can I find the article ....

Anyone able to provide the link...


Thread: Manchester Ship Canal
18/10/2018 13:27:58

Will Ask My Father In Law., he was a Skipper on the Volant, he might know.

Thread: Model Boats November 2018
03/10/2018 20:03:54

Yes Was able to download it last Friday, Not seen it that early before.. Reminds me I need to send a note to the editor as the Convention article has Ribble MBC as the club playing with the Fun Boats , where in fact it Was Runcorn and District Scale Model Boats..face 1

Edited By Colin Bishop on 21/10/2018 11:29:38

Thread: Unable to view the magazine online
22/09/2018 20:31:22
Glad I could inadvertently help as I never got the messages you had.
22/09/2018 19:47:42

Apart from having to download the latest Adobe Flash, All good for me.  Checked a few issues going back a few years, all seems ok..

Edited By The Long Build on 22/09/2018 19:49:52

Thread: Brutus
08/09/2018 12:59:47

Good article, But you have got to admit it makes the T45 look pretty..smiley

Thread: Fed up with bleeping transmitters
07/06/2018 17:37:39

and the other 50% devil

Thread: "Ground Control to Cap'n Bob"
24/02/2018 21:06:23

Ok Guys , enough.. Bob is far too secretive to tell us about the Secret,ish mission he recently undertook and there was a bit of concern he would make it back as they got the trajectory a tiny bit out, However back he is and here is a press release photo....


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