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John Trueman03/02/2021 20:38:07
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Hi - I'm 64 and a complete novice to model boats. My Late father was a keen modeller (boats, trains, tanks, cars and planes) Sadly I did not inherit his passion or skill. I did however inherit some of his models, both scratch built and manufactured. The scratch builds have gone to a local museum as per Dads wishes, but that leaves a Groupner Bismark and Groupner Prince of Wales battlecruisers. Both have been sailed under RC once each and then stored. My question is - both have suffered minor damage to masts etc but I don't have the skills to fix and I need help with this and to learn how to sail /transport and look after them. Are there any local clubs or individuals that I could approach Manchester area.

Peter Sykes04/02/2021 10:17:41
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You'll find a local club on google. On here there are always people who are willing to offer help and advice. Just ask away.



Tony Hadley04/02/2021 11:31:55
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In the Manchester area, the two clubs which I know of are Bury Metro Marine Modelling Society and the Mutual Mills Model Boat Club in Heywood. I am unsure as to their current arrangements in the current situation and can't advise any more. Manchester is a large area, so there could be clubs nearer to you.



Richard Simpson04/02/2021 11:36:57
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A place the size of Manchester has a good number of clubs so you are better looking at least north or south of the city, depending on your own location. This is a handy site to have a look through:

Kev.W04/02/2021 11:43:29
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There was mention of a 'Trafford Park MBC', sailing at Sale Park on Sundays.

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