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Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: jeffH on March 29, 2020, 11:05:43 am

Title: New Forum Member Jeff Holroyd
Post by: jeffH on March 29, 2020, 11:05:43 am
Good Morning, I have joined in the past 24 hours and having "dabbled" in radio control boating for several years I feel it is now time to move on to some slightly bigger and more exciting projects. To do this I am aware that my practical abilities are limited and I hope to be able to glean some guidance and knowledge from the Forum and of one day becoming as competent and wise as most of you.


My main interest is in Radio Controlled (Electric) Merchant Ships and in particular Tugs.


My first, and probably most important question is, can anyone recommend a good kit and supplier as an initial project. As mentioned I have done some builds in the past but not on a grand scale.


Many thanks in anticipation of your replies.


Jeff
Title: Re: New Forum Member Jeff Holroyd
Post by: Taranis on March 29, 2020, 11:52:16 am
Hello and welcome Jeff
May I suggest as a good starting point with little or no scratch building required.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Aero-naut-Jonny-Harbour-1-32-Scale-RC-Tug-Boat-Kit-AERO3030-00-UK-Stock/324078812460?hash=item4b749a3d2c:g:CTwAAOSwTZ9eToXe (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Aero-naut-Jonny-Harbour-1-32-Scale-RC-Tug-Boat-Kit-AERO3030-00-UK-Stock/324078812460?hash=item4b749a3d2c:g:CTwAAOSwTZ9eToXe)

Very nice scale size and weight

Scale 1:32
Width [mm] 308
Length [mm] 990
Draught [mm] 110
Height [mm] 675
Weight [g] 14....  should be 14kg
Title: Re: New Forum Member Jeff Holroyd
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 29, 2020, 12:30:14 pm
 
Hey Jeff, Welcome to the Mayhem!

Another good start is any of the Model Slipway kits!
 
http://www.modelslipway.com/


Title: Re: New Forum Member Jeff Holroyd
Post by: tonyH on March 29, 2020, 02:08:29 pm
Hi Jeff and welcome,
Try Mobile Marine Models who specialise in model tugs www.mobilemarinemodels.com
Enjoy Mayhem and keep the questions and, of course photos, coming!
Title: Re: New Forum Member Jeff Holroyd
Post by: SteamboatPhil on March 29, 2020, 07:19:26 pm
Welcome Jeff, and at your finger tips now  you have a world of knowlage and help  :-))