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 on: Yesterday at 07:41:03 PM 
Started by Bridkid - Last Post by Bridkid
Hi Folks.
Don't forget that Bridlington Model Boat Society will be having it's Open weekend on Saturday and Sunday 3rd and 4th August. As well as being able to sail your boats we also now have a 1:14 scale truck track and plant area plus a large 1:10 scale rock crawling track and a 1:10/1:8 off-road buggy race track so if you are interested in any of these R/C branches of the hobby then Bridlington is the place to be on 3/4th August. There will be free parking and also hot and cold refreshments available. Further details are available either on our website or from me (Ian Phillips) on

 on: Yesterday at 07:40:52 PM 
Started by chum444 - Last Post by DaveM
The very best and the very worst of wooden model boat kits I've ever handled were respectively from Midwest and Dumas - in that order. I would need to look long and hard at any Dumas product before I was persuaded to part with my money. As Andy says, the hull shape of their version looks weird in plan view at the stern, unless that photo is distorted.
Anyroad up, m'ducks, I have an original Midwest kit - so  ;D !!

Dave M

 on: Yesterday at 07:24:20 PM 
Started by Captain Flack - Last Post by Stan
Sadly JJC sound units went out of production many years ago. The unit you have may be a slave unit  if this is the case it will not work with out a master unit. Either way there is no back up service for these units. If you have a master unit it should have two green terminal blocks these are for power and speaker connections. It should also have a socket for a jack plug this connects to the slave unit. The later units seemed to prone to problems.


 on: Yesterday at 07:21:18 PM 
Started by ollychap85 - Last Post by roycv
Hi I agree but it is a lot of money to pay for a cheap capacitor!
Just checked my spares boxes.  I have more than enough for me.  Cap, 0,01 micro farad 50 volt working.
If you send me a self addressed envelope I will send you half a dozen, no charge. 

If this OK  I will PM my address to you.  Anyway today is my birthday!
all the best


 on: Yesterday at 07:17:52 PM 
Started by Richard Houston - Last Post by Richard Houston
I'm going to be running 2x Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 4250-350KV on 2x 4S 5000mah Lipo's

Looking to find out what size of Marine ESC's i'll need and also need to find out what Gauge of power cabling required

 on: Yesterday at 07:10:03 PM 
Started by GG - Last Post by roycv
Hello Glynn, re 35 to 40 Mhtz, I knew I had read it somewhere and I was acting on picking it up from a reliable source, so thanks.  I opened a separate thread on doing this a few months ago and it met with a frosty reception.

I have a 40 M. Hitec Ranger 3 with a flick slider control right where my right thumb sits and I use it to flatten a flying jib via a standard servo.  No other sets like it so have to keep it serviceable.  I have another with a rotary 3rd. ch. control but it is not the same!

I used the Noggsund plans and Ogdensburg as exercises in only using the contents of my workshop for everything including wood, motors, props, shafts, batteries, fittings, all except glue and paint, so not much outlay there.  But a lot of satisfaction.

regards Roy

 on: Yesterday at 06:55:52 PM 
Started by justboatonic - Last Post by justboatonic
I have another question regarding, in particular, HMS Newcastle but also the early T42 B1 & 2 non modified air intakes build.
Hopefully the attached pics of the ship and model build will help to explain the question.
On the B1 & 2, the non modified air intakes butt upto the superstructure and serve almost as another deck. In this pic, you can see a couple of crew members stood on top of the intakes.

The model build shows a little better.

My question is, how did the crew access the deck on top of the air intakes? All the pictures I have do not show any doors on the next higher deck superstructure and none show any steps or stairway from the deck immediately below the Scot Domes or Optical Lookout Sights level.
Does anyone have any pictures or planned layout showing steps or stairway?
Thanks in anticipation.

 on: Yesterday at 06:48:11 PM 
Started by Butts - Last Post by Stan
Thank you all at Balne Moor for making us welcome today. The bacon butties and cake were just job along with the sailing and meeting fellow model builders.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

 on: Yesterday at 06:45:04 PM 
Started by chum444 - Last Post by Taranis
If my memory is correct  when I purchased my model 30 years ago the scale of the model was 1/12  or 1in to the foot. So why is the new model going to be 1/16 scale?

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Not sure Stan but Frank is going to ask. That may be an error as the dimensions are very similar. However as I've pointed out in their thread I don't think Dumas have captured that beautiful hull shape.

I don't think its a winning formula

 on: Yesterday at 06:43:07 PM 
Started by chum444 - Last Post by Stan
If my memory is correct  when I purchased my model 30 years ago the scale of the model was 1/12  or 1in to the foot. So why is the new model going to be 1/16 scale?

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