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Firstly, it's a well wishing message to each and everyone of you out there, and in particualr of the due patience by so many trying to contact us [my wife and I], since 2006. I should tell you that we stopped the market production as consequence over the little profit our top quality kits were making against the time we spent procuring them, furthermore, serving in the military naturally took it's toil on my time, of that I could realistically give between the up tempo of my naval and diving career - something had to hold until near retirement.

He we are, both well as ever, dusted off the line drawings, secured the copyrights and upgraded some machinery to focus on the first of our kits for 2012.

Those of you who remember us, and our reviews in the modelling press, and pleased to see in various forums - will know we have always specialised in the production of Scale Model craft [river cruiser sailing yachts and cabin cruisers of the Norfolk Broads, of the real craft that were hired through Blakes Boating Holidays etc].

I have been, behind the scenes over the past 8 months, been working on the production of a real charming little cabin cruiser of the nostalgic era in Broadland Boating history, that I firmly believe you'll love to bits. As with all our projects, we are proud to say we know our broadland craft and those with lovely lines, and of their original detail, so I can tell you you'll be seeing accuracy in our research for sure. Naturally, I am keeping the finer detail of the model close at heart until clear of the moulding process and I am 150% happy with her. Though as with the Yachts and dinghies I brought out until 1996, this little lady will be real quality.

I can tell you she will measure under 3 foot in length, will be complimented with wonderful lines, will be supplied with highly detailed and easy step by step building instructions, as before, on CD Rom, or printed for those that desire, be supplied with all fittings, motor, servo, brass prop, shaft, rudder assy and servo lines, together with lovely mahogany pre-cut/lined veneers to complete. Again as before with our kits, a lovely history and photos of the lifesized cruiser and her designer/builder will be included.

Delivery timings - I am aiming to have the prototype out and tested, and advertised around April 2012, with the production line out as soon as following that timescale. If I can bring her out earlier, then of course you'll be kept in the loop.


Looking forward to serving you with our special kits once again, though approaching my naval retirement [permanently on UK shores now!], will now continue on and maintain that reputation of high quality kits you all deserve to recieve - If the lines of scale Norfolk Broads craft is that you love.


I will close off for now, but please, I would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in perhaps taking up the first of the production line kits in 2012.

An aside, for now - we are not running up a website - where I think it a sensible move to concentrate on the cabin cruiser production and not become side tracked at this time. Our updates will be through this Forum, Model Boats and Marine Modelling International is first priority.

Our kindest regards to you all out there,

Zebs & Nicola
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Re: Return Of Model Yacht Design - Scale Broads River Cruiser Kit For 2012
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 07:07:18 PM »

I wish you well for your return.Please can you post some pictures when possible? Thanks John.
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Re: Return Of Model Yacht Design - Scale Broads River Cruiser Kit For 2012
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011, 11:11:50 PM »

Thank you John and Tony for your earlier message. Indeed I will post pictures as the prototype broads cruiser takes shape.

Many thanks for your interest.

Zebs
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Re: Return Of Model Yacht Design - Scale Broads River Cruiser Kit For 2012
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2011, 01:45:07 PM »

Sounds pretty good to me, please put me down on your List of "Interested" people, you can Message me here, that would be easiest.
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Re: Return Of Model Yacht Design - Scale Broads River Cruiser Kit For 2012
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011, 09:05:25 AM »

Hi,
Sounds interesting but would like to see a photograph?
Regards
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2011, 06:50:26 PM »

Hi guys, as promised - keeping you updated of events. I decided to construct a holding page website http://www.modelyachtdesign.com where you can at least follow the progress of the prototypes prior to hitting out in the model press.

The first Broads Cruiser we are progressing with forms up as Herbert Wood's famous 30's 'Ring Of Light' class. Thereafter we will move onto the larger 'Princess of Light' class.

I have put in a couple of archive photos of the real things, at least to help gain appreciation of the models going out in 2012. I have also indicated the basis of what the Radio Controlled kits will comprise.

Feel free please, to contact me through the contact form on the website with any suggestions, preferences you may have and I will get straight back to you.

Presently working on the plugs for 'Ring of Light', so, it's back to the moulding loft for me.

Take care

Paul
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Re: Return Of Model Yacht Design - Scale Broads River Cruiser Kit For 2012
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2011, 12:38:39 PM »

Sounds pretty good to me, please put me down on your List of "Interested" people, you can Message me here, that would be easiest.

As promised, just to let you know - I hope to place photos of the plugs and onward shortly of the first Broads Cryiser Model 'Ring of Light' Class, by Herbert Woods. Take care. Zebs
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