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Former Member10/07/2019 19:28:25

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Colin Bishop10/07/2019 19:58:49
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Welcome to the Forum.

I think the Sirocco design would have been published late 50s/early 60s. Not a Vic Smeed design I think but Tony Hadley on here might be able to identify the relevant issue.

Colin

Tim Rowe10/07/2019 20:14:50
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Good to see you here on this forum Capn' Haddock. We have very recently been posting on the other site. I know you are a very active contributor but you will see this one has a rather more laid back pace.

Will be very interested to see your builds.

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Tony Hadley11/07/2019 09:35:58
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Captain H,

The magazine item for Sirocco was featured in the June 1962 edition of Model Maker magazine, attached below. Like so many of these old items, there really isn't much information, I think the authors of articles in the modern magazine have to provide much information. The plan is still available from Sarik as MM704.

Some years ago, I paid a couple of visits to the Windermere Steamboat Museum, which were a good experience. Only last night I was reading an old Model Boats magazine from December 1979. The article of interest was Basil Harley's 'Mabel' design which is a stand-off-scale model based loosely on the Branksome in the museum.

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Ray Wood 211/07/2019 17:12:27
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Hello Captain

Weston Models at Teynham Kent will sell you a marine ED Diesel if you like me love the aroma of ether and want to be authentic 😀

Regards Ray

Colin Bishop11/07/2019 17:58:19
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But bear in mind that you might have problems finding somewhere to run it!

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Ray Wood 211/07/2019 20:08:39
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Hi Captain,

Yes my suggestion 're the diesel was tongue in cheek 😀 I still fly diesel,glo & electric. Electric boats are fine I run them, but not much atmosphere, rather like an electric Spitfire !!

Cygnets at Mote Park Maidstone is our local lake that run ic boats

Regards Ray

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