Here is a list of all the postings Trevor Drabble 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Model Boats - Current Issue|
David , That's absolutely BRILLIANT news from you . As for comments made in your last post , been there , done that etc, and so I appreciate the significance of your present position , so WELL DONE . It also means I now have another MB article to look forwards to , thank you . Trevor
In essence l agree with Colin's points , and to anyone who feels strongly about the magazine content , then suggest they respond in a positive way by submitting articles on their preferred subject . You never know , you may well win over some converts to your interest as well as introducing another welcome and valuable avenue to the already rich and diverse list of subjects already covered by the magazine . Trevor .
My 2 local Tesco stores also now stock MB .
David , Some years ago l experienced exactly this same problem and so decided to change to subscription copies , and to date the service has been 100% reliable which has had the effect of lowering my stress levels considerably . It has also meant the bonus of lower costs both from the cost /mag point of view as well as the cost of the return journeys into town , so win win from my point of view . Trevor.
|Thread: Model Boats - Classified Adverts|
Ray , l agree that ads should be brought back , certainly in the mag. . I did ask the question of mag editor some time ago and was told there were no plans for their reintroduction . I would also suggest that if they are , that the information form describing the items for sale should have the mag issue details printed within the header. I know a number of people with similar " minority" interests buy their respective magazines in part because of the adverts sections . Similarly l believe an ads section would boost flagging mag sales , with maybe a 12 month trial period to confirm . Trevor
Richard , you most welcome . Also , please note that Timpsons ( near M&S) within Meadowhall have an on-site computerised engraver , which you may find of interest.
Would sugest you also try B H Lowe 01922 479737 / 07860 422098 or www.lowebrass. com
|Thread: Which prop shaft?|
Wayne , Maybe with giving Mobile Marine Models a ring and discussing your requirements with them since they actually make them at their facility in Lincolnshire. Trevor
|Thread: MFA Spearfish unfinished kit|
Paul , The alloy cross iin the second picture is the motor mount . Trevor.
|Thread: Sound Units|
George , Model Shop Leeds do a steam engine sound module for around £23 . No connection with the company . Trevor.
|Thread: Billing Boats Bluenose 576 1:65|
Norah , Have you tried contacting Billing Boats directly ? Trevor.
|Thread: Dave Milbourn Funeral Arrangements|
Thank you again Colin .
|Thread: Beginner's kit - simple, not too dear|
Henry , My suggestion would be either the Sprinter Tug Boat or a pair of the Tug Mini boats from shg-models , who now trade only on ebay . The kits are easy to build , comprehensive, easily customised and hence ideal for your purposes . They also sell everything else you need to complete the models , incl r/c , and so is a one -stop shop . The owners , Graham and Sue are very knowledgeable and helpful . I have no connection with the company other than as a very satisfied customer . Trevor
Terry , I believe Leeds Model Shop ( no connection ) 0113 264 6117 , have 3 versions of a low voltage alarm unit which you may find useful . Hope this helps . Trevor.
|Thread: Wanted - ME mag vol 90 issue 2228 (1944)|
Have you tried Tee Publishing ?
|Thread: m15 monitor|
My suggestion would be to use a 2:1 step-up gear ratio , with the larger gear mounted on a standard or high torque , metal geared servo , and the smaller gear mounted beneath the monitor . SHG ( no connection) do an excellent range of gears for this purpose , using either direct or belt drive , depending on your preference , as well as a good range of servos and sail winches .
|Thread: Model yacht stand|
Janis , Glad you sorted and hope all works out well for you .
Janis , If you still struggling , and happen to be anywhere near South Yorkshire , please let me know and I'll see what I can do to help you out . Trevor
Janis , Thank you for the picture , most useful . Would now suggest you go to Ripmax - Aircraft Accessories - Model Stands/Cradles. There you will find 6 examples , 1 of which I hope you will find suitable . They also have a list of dealers , one of which I hope is in your area . Hope this helps . Trevor.
JanIs , May l suggest you look on the respective web sites for Model Yachting Association and also for Model Power Boat Association and explain your dilema to them . Am sure enquiring through their contacts options and club directories will yield positive results for you . GOOD LUCK. Trevor .
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