Model Boat Mayhem

Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Yachts and Sail => Topic started by: IainS on February 09, 2011, 04:41:52 PM

Title: Identification of model yacht
Post by: IainS on February 09, 2011, 04:41:52 PM

Burntisland Heritage Trust have been given a collection of five model boats, which we hope to display in Burntisland Heritage Centre. One is a clipper, three are fishing boats, and the fifth is a yacht. They were made by a Burntisland man who died recently.

Below are photos of the model yacht. I'm afraid we don't know much about yachts, and I'm wondering if someone might be able to help us put together a brief description of the yacht, or perhaps suggest someone who might be able to help.

We've already tried RYA Scotland and Ace Marine, with no luck.

Any assistance will be much appreciated!

(http://www.burntisland.net/yacht1.jpg)

(http://www.burntisland.net/yacht2.jpg)

(http://www.burntisland.net/yacht3.jpg)

Title: Re: Identification of model yacht
Post by: Netleyned on February 09, 2011, 06:44:39 PM
It's a Wishbone Schooner (Thinks I)
Someone on here will know

Ned
Title: Re: Identification of model yacht
Post by: IainS on February 10, 2011, 09:36:25 AM
Thanks, Ned! That's very helpful.
Title: Re: Identification of model yacht
Post by: roycv on February 10, 2011, 01:49:13 PM
Hi it is Argus from Model boat plans, looks very nice.  Should be about 30 inches long.  The plans are quite old still available
regards Roy
Title: Re: Identification of model yacht
Post by: roycv on February 10, 2011, 01:54:47 PM
Hi further to last post, What are you going to do with her?
Do you have the sails and booms?

The rudder mechanism is a bit out of place and suggests she was for free sailing, i.e. not radio control.

One of the harder parts to construct is the wish bone and that looks fine, I would think that with a little TLC she will look very nice.
regards Roy
Title: Re: Identification of model yacht
Post by: IainS on February 10, 2011, 04:19:03 PM
Many thanks, Roy. That's extremely helpful.

She's one of five model boats donated to Burntisland Heritage Trust by the daughter of the modeller, George Aitken, who died recently. No sails etc for any of them, I'm afraid. I'd guess George had his models on display and didn't sail them. We'll be displaying them too - in Burntisland Heritage Centre during our summer exhibitions.

For interest, the other models are the clipper 'Ariel'; and fishing boats 'Muirneag, 'True Vine', and a seine netter on which I'm trying to get more information. In fact, I think I'll try the 'Working Vessels' forum here!

Thanks again for you help (and Ned too).

Iain
Title: Re: Identification of model yacht
Post by: tigertiger on February 11, 2011, 02:46:00 AM
I wish I could enjoy the pictures Ian.

Unfortunately I live in China and several photo/video hosting sites are blocked here.
Ho hum. :((
Title: Re: Identification of model yacht
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 11, 2011, 07:28:12 AM
I wish I could enjoy the pictures Ian.

Unfortunately I live in China and several photo/video hosting sites are blocked here.
Ho hum. :((
Title: Re: Identification of model yacht
Post by: tigertiger on February 11, 2011, 07:34:38 AM
Thanks Martin  :-)) :-))