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Tony Hadley06/10/2019 10:15:35
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Attached is the information to build Sparker, should you decide to go ahead with the model. The plan was never added to the plans service, it came as a free plan in the August 1966 edition of Model Boats magazine.

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Matt Fisher 306/10/2019 10:36:44
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I am looking forward to getting it on the water. I will get the album of it uploaded here later today.


Charles Oates06/10/2019 12:51:17
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Thanks Tony, I'll make a start this winter. It will be something I can do between laying rather a lot of planks on my current build.


Matt Fisher 306/10/2019 14:54:05
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Dave Milbourn06/10/2019 15:15:17
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I started one for the MB Vic Smeed Special but Admiral Sir Colin Bishop decided that Twinkler was a better choice, so my Sparkler was never finished. I haven't a clue what happened to it - the bin when we moved house, I suspect....


I might yet build another one for Grandson #4.


Edited By Dave Milbourn on 06/10/2019 15:15:51

Tony Hadley15/10/2019 10:00:56
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Model Railway scale M.V. Arran from February 1956 Model Maker magazine.

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The plan is available from Sarik Hobbies, number MM415


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Ian Bell 117/10/2019 19:38:51
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Hi Captain,

When you next visit the Jetty Museum, say hello to Elaine Middleton who works "front of house" Her father was Harvey Middleton who made and marketed the Duplex 575 yachts and Elaine wanted one to sail on the pond in the Museum. I dug an old kit out of the attic and she should get it in a few days, courtesy of UPS.

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Tony Hadley17/10/2019 22:20:35
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Hi Captain Haddock,

I've just had a read of the Moonmist Revisited item in the Model Boats magazine commemorative edition. The Glynn Guest revised Moonmist used a Mabuchi RE 385 motor powered by a 6 cell sub-C Ni-cad pack. The equivalent would be a 7.2v Nimh AA or Sub-C pack. Glynn's comments are - "In this case a top speed was about 2.7 ft/sec (0.8 m/s). Not exactly racing along but it produced a nice bow wave and looked just right for this sort of model".


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