David Petts describes the design and construction of a simple device to operate a stern ramp
Phil Parker with a few thoughts on applying names to model boats
A simple ‘Kitchen’ type of rudder for steam powered models by Glynn Guest Subscribers Only
Dave Petts describes his miniature sail winch for a Billings Lilla Dan
Brian Greeves builds a boiler pump control unit
A collector's favourite - the E.D. Mk:II (2cc) Penny Slot" diesel
The late John Purvis discusses a traditional building technique
The Artful Bodger - Or Scratch Building on the Sly by Colin Bishop
DAVE BRUMSTEAD does a spot of soldering!
ROY BURTON describes his efforts and how to overcome problems
DERMOT CURNYN investigates the latest technology
PHILIP BELLAMY with a few thoughts
A sample article from the 2013 Winter Special issue.
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We welcome well written contributions from Website members on almost any aspect of Model Boating with a particular emphasis on practical hints, tips, experience and builds.
In order to maintain a consistent standard and format, all suggestions should first be sent to me by Personal Message for approval in principle. Only a very limited amount of time is available for editing contributions into a suitable format for placing on the website so it is important that the material is well presented, lucid and free from obvious spelling errors. I think it goes without saying that contributions should be illustrated by appropriate photos. I shall be happy to give advice on this.
The Member Contribution area offers space for short informative mini articles which would not normally find a place in Model Boats magazine. It is an opportunity for Website Members to freely share their expertise and experience but I am afraid that virtue is its own reward as there is no budget to offer more material recompense!
I look forward to receiving your suggestions.
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