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What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« on: February 01, 2008, 10:25:54 am »


What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?

1. That you've built?

2. That someone else built but is still sea worthy?


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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2008, 10:26:24 am »


1. My Graupner Arrow. 18 years old.

2. None!

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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2008, 11:07:20 am »

Mine is both those things. The hull was carved by my great granddad, circa 1890 - 1900. It had many lives, I'm told it was even a schooner at one time.
 I rebuilt it when I was a lad in the 1960s as a Pereja, a Spanish fishing boat, complete with home made single channel radio and a Kinematic actuator. ( still got them) As it was the first scaleish boat I built and the hull has been in the family so long I've never felt like getting rid of it. I still sail it occasionally, but it steers like a pig, well, that's my excuse.
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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2008, 11:47:37 am »

I have a "Wave Rider" cabin cruiser from about 1965 which I built myself from a kit.

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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2008, 12:14:20 pm »

A telectra from a m.a.p plans book which i built about 1962/3 or there abouts..........

       Its totally origional...only had one new hull....two new tops....and 4 different motors {-)

           still use it  !

 regards.....bob.
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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2008, 05:12:46 pm »

Anglian Trawler, from Hobbies free plan built in 1957 by my father and a A2 Yacht built, again by Dad, around the same time. Both bread and butter construction.

Trawler not readily convertible to RC so sits in the railway room. Yacht on my 'to do' list to convert to RC.


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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2008, 05:35:27 pm »

I'm throwing this one in the pot although it's not actually a model boat.. but it did end up in a stream once...I have a model aeroplane built by my friend around 1975-76... 5 foot low wing monoplane,4ch, Merco 49 powered and it still flies! It looks a bit worse for wear now.
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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2008, 09:58:31 am »

I have a commercially built 1930's clockwork model, I was working on models in the garage, this old bloke walked passed and said I have an old boat at home, I've just got it out of the loft and was going to take it to the tip, do you want it? Of course I accepted his offer, He went home, picked it up, brought it around to my house and gave it to me. He was asked what he wanted for it, he said nothing as he was throwing it away. I have not seen the old guy since.
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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2008, 10:16:15 am »

 Alan,
            you lucky dog, do you know what model it is? how about a picture?
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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2008, 10:51:19 am »

Ive got passed onto me from rmasmaster a German cruiser Emden that we think is circa 1930ish scratch built from lots of small blocks of wood, even the props i replaced were set in place with wax yes WAX never seen anything like it :o then again epoxy couldnt of been available :'(

still in use on the odd sunday i get to a lake.

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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2008, 11:01:16 am »

Can't compete with the boats from the 30's, but my oldest model was given to me by my Grandmother in the early 60's. It's a tug called Dawn and I think it was made by Triang. It had plenty of floats in the bath and even some outings on one of the smaller ponds at Hove Lagoon. I gave it some TLC a few years back and let some oil soak right through the mechanism. She still purrs away - just tried it! I also replaced the missing mast, lifeboat davit and towing horse.

I only found out last year that she was actually based on a real tug from the Clyde called Flying Dipper.

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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2008, 08:17:43 pm »

Chas
I don't even have a photo of the boat, will see what I can do, never posted pictures before.
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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2008, 09:31:36 pm »





Chas
Just taken these couple of photos and got the son in law (wizz kid) to put them on the site. He rattles through it so quickly I am still none the wiser about putting them on myself.
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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2008, 09:54:48 am »

Hi Alan, thanks for the pics. I don't recognise the model, It's vaugely like the Basset Lowke models of the time. What a lucky chap you are.
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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2008, 11:28:37 am »

This little chap was an Ebay purchase about 18 months ago or so.

The earliest reference that was supplied with it was that it was bought from a Church Jumble sale in Whitby in the 1930's.

It has been restored but I would like to do a couple more bits to it to be a bit more sympathetic to it's age.  It doesn't sail particularly well until the wind picks up then she looks pretty good with the sails full.

I believe it is a Gaff Rigged Sloop, going back to the definitions thread, but it was on sale as a Ketch!!
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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2008, 12:50:53 pm »

Let's try it with the pictures now!!
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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2008, 04:49:29 pm »

Well thye work O0

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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2008, 06:11:47 pm »

Let's try it with the pictures now!!

Ahhh!   Much better  ;)
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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2008, 06:49:04 pm »

a very old hull I bought off ebay thats meant to be the Titanic

its not at all seaworth, let alone landworthy! 

I have no idea how old it is but its certainly at the very most pre war.

I know its all about the working boats but I thought I'd share.  :)
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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2008, 08:07:24 pm »

heres  one of my late fathers,   hms sheffield  96th scale.   tin plate hull, ive solderd the hull and replaced a few plates on the hull and sails really well on quadriple screws and restored back to its former glory  built in the late 40,s
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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2008, 04:05:09 am »

a very old hull I bought off ebay thats meant to be the Titanic

its not at all seaworth...

In keeping with the original then  ::)
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Re: What's the oldest working model boat on Mayhem?
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2008, 06:22:18 pm »

a very old hull I bought off ebay thats meant to be the Titanic

its not at all seaworth...

In keeping with the original then  ::)

it really is the biggest wreck

I'm going to fibreglass the outside of the hull to keep it all together!
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