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Stern Ramp

Stern Ramp

David Petts describes the design and construction of a simple device to operate a stern ramp

Name That Boat!

Name That Boat!

Phil Parker with a few thoughts on applying names to model boats

Simple Rudder

Simple Rudder

A simple ‘Kitchen’ type of rudder for steam powered models by Glynn Guest Subscribers Only

Miniature Sail Winch

Miniature Sail Winch

Dave Petts describes his miniature sail winch for a Billings Lilla Dan

Boiler Pump Contro Unit

Boiler Pump Contro Unit

Brian Greeves builds a boiler pump control unit

As Found

As Found

A collector's favourite - the E.D. Mk:II (2cc) Penny Slot" diesel

Model Shipbuilding in Steel

Model Shipbuilding in Steel

The late John Purvis discusses a traditional building technique

The Artful Bodger

The Artful Bodger

The Artful Bodger - Or Scratch Building on the Sly by Colin Bishop

Top 5 Hints, Tips & Technical

Converting a Futaba 35MHz Transmitter to 2.4GHz

DAVE BRUMSTEAD does a spot of soldering!

Topaz: Installation and commissioning the steam plant

ROY BURTON describes his efforts and how to overcome problems

Laser Cutting - Welcome to the 21st Century!

DERMOT CURNYN investigates the latest technology

Carry, Launch and Retrieve!

PHILIP BELLAMY with a few thoughts

Homemade Hot Wire Foam Cutters

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.

Colin Bishop - Website Editor