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Marine Modelling Magazine February 2015

Marine Modelling Magazine February  2015

Marine Modelling Magazine February 2015

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Model Boats Magazine February 2015

Model Boats Magazine February 2015

Model Boats Magazine February 2015

This issue includes a Full-Size Complimentary Free Plan worth £12.50 for Kirisame, a semi-scale WW2 Japanese destroyer. The plan has been drawn by Glynn Guest and as with all his plans, it makes into a practical working radio controlled model that can built by someone with hand tools and basic model making skills. In addition, Victor Croasdale has converted the Lindberg plastic kit of a US Navy Fletcher class destroyer to radio control and Dr. Marcus Rooks turns the clock back with his Jetex powered boat.

We are fortunate to be able to include some pictures of HMS Clyde to 1:48 scale, a fine reader's model and have a centre pages photo feature from Scale Model World at Telford in November. Many model boaters' visit this event, because although it is run under the auspices of the International Plastic Modellers Society, there are an increasing number of large scale plastic model boats that are of interest to radio control enthusiasts, for conversion to radio control.

We also have the usual regulars of Range Finder, where Dave Wooley is continuing with his Deans Marine HMS Skirmisher project; John Parker has a look at Tri-ang and FROG Nautical Products and Richard Simpson discusses Pressure Gauges for model steam plants.

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Model Boats Winter Special 2014

Model Boats Winter Special 2014

Model Boats Winter Special 2014

This Special Edition of Model Boats includes a comprehensive Plan Feature for a US Coast Guard Picket Boat by John Parker and two other major articles, one about radio control by Dave Milbourn and one for everything you need to know about getting started in steam written by Richard Simpson. Both of these contributors are passionate about their hobby and experts in their respective fields. In addition, Glynn Guest has a thoughtful piece about using basic mathematics when designing models and determining 'will it ' or will it not'! Dave Wooley is an acknowledged expert model maker as well as being enthusiastic about warships, their models and everything to do with them, and he has supplied a short article on airbrushing and what you need to know to get started. This form of painting is widely used in all model making disciplines and it is a skill well worth having.

The 1:12 scale Feature Plan, obtainable from MyHobbyStore for the 38 foot US Coast Guard Picket Boat is as always, CAD prepared by John Parker and it is to the same high standard as his previous models and plans in this magazine. His supporting article describing its construction sequence makes this a really attractive project for model boat builders of all skill levels.

The Model Boat Convention 2014 at Haydock Park welcomed back the Russian modellers who did so well at the recent Naviga World Championships. They brought along their models and not unsurprisingly, did rather well in the competition! Colin Bishop went to the bi-annual Model Shipwright Society Exhibition in Kent and photographed some of the remarkable models on display. So these two reports show the top class models being built world-wide.

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950 series 540 Motor and 50:1 Gearbox 4.5 -15v

950 series 540 Motor and 50:1 Gearbox 4.5 -15v

950 series 540 Motor and 50:1 Gearbox 4.5 -15v

Designed for model applications this robust unit boasts a powerful high quality, five pole motor with sintered bronze bearings. The metal gearbox incorporates sleeved bearings, enabling the high torque transfer from the motor to be transmitted through the gearbox. The unit is mounted on a 1mm thick plated steel bracket.

The 540motor has a no load RPM of 147 @6volts so is ideal for model paddle steamers. Current draw 2 to 3 amps.

Drive Shaft Dia = 6.0mm plain

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Marine Modelling Magazine March 2015

Marine Modelling Magazine March  2015

Marine Modelling Magazine March 2015

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Mast base pin rail 23mm x31mm x 12mm high

Mast base pin rail  23mm x31mm x  12mm high

Mast base pin rail 23mm x 31mm x 12mm high

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Conical mooring bouy. 47mm long x 20mm dia

Conical mooring bouy. 47mm long x 20mm dia

Conical mooring bouy. 47mm long x 20mm dia

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Binocular 12mm long x 12mm wide

Binocular 12mm long x 12mm wide

Binocular 12mm long x 12mm wide

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Model Boats Hulls

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A range of Plastic or F/G hulls suitable for the scratch builder. Based on the ever popular Model Boats Magazine range of plans. Please note, these are not complete kits and are generally not suitable for the complete beginner to ship modelling.


Celia May Plastic Hull Celia May Plastic Hull
Ref: HULMM1429
Celia May: Plastic hull intended for use with the plan MM1429 available separately.

This launch is a replica of the commercial Bowman Sea Jay of 1948, for wood and aluminium construction and a USE or similar simple steam plant.



Price: 32.45 / US$41.37 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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Topsail Schooner Hull Topsail Schooner Hull
Ref: HULMM909
Topsail Schooner Hull : A fibreglass hull build a 30in. sailing model of a schooner/yacht A succesful compromise between full-size complexity and model-size simplicity and an excellent sailer.

If you require the plan, you will need to order the plans MM962



Price: 74.99 / US$95.61 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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Grand Banks Schooner Hull   1193mm Grand Banks Schooner Hull 1193mm
Ref: HULMM962
A glass fibre hull for fine sailing model Indian-headed schooner of the type used for fishing off Newfoundland. The hull has some planking detail, chainplate position and rubbing strip detail moulded into the hull. Length over bowsprit and spanker boom 1193., Hull length 820mm., height 915mm.

If you require the plan, you will need to order the plans MM962



Price: 75.00 / US$95.63 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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St Louis Belle Hull  838mm 1:64 St Louis Belle Hull 838mm 1:64
Ref: HULMM826
St Louis Belle: Glass Fibre Hull

By popular request, a 1:64 scale model of a Mississippi stern-wheeler, though not based on any particular prototype. Suitable for a working or static model; for builders of some experience. Length 33in. beam 6½ in.



Price: 59.95 / US$76.44 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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Pilot 40 . Pilot boat 698mm Pilot 40 . Pilot boat 698mm
Ref: HULMM1444
Pilot 40 ABS Hull only: An attractive naval dual purpose police/pilot launch 27.5 length, 8.5in beam. The 40ft prototypes are capable of 24 knots. The pack includes a vacuum formed hull and 3 sheets of plastic sheet.

If you require the plan, you will need to order the plans MM1444



Price: 37.94 / US$48.38 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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1. Scale Propeller Shaft with support bracket M4 330mm (Ref: RAB301/13)
2. Mabuchi 480 motor 4.8 to 8.4v (Ref: HRS480)
3. Brass Propeller (D-Type) 30 Right Hand 3 Blade-M4 (Ref: R156/01)
4. Brass Propeller (D-Type) 30 Left Hand 3 Blade-M4 (Ref: R156/02)
Victoria. Steam Launch 1:12 scale 762mm Victoria. Steam Launch 1:12 scale 762mm
Ref: HULMM1368
Victoria Steam Launch 1:12 scale A.B.S Plastic Hull only 762mm

Model of an existing Thames steam launch circa 1900 at 1:12 scale giving a length of 30 in., beam 6in and 6.5 lbs. displacement.

If you require the plan, you will need to order the plan MM1368



Price: 27.95 / US$35.63 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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Burutu & Bajima Tug 1:50scale 768mm Burutu & Bajima Tug 1:50scale 768mm
Ref: HULMM1339
Burutu & Bajima 1:50 Hull. ABS plastic only 768mm

These are two almost identical sister ships, modern Nigerian Harbour Tugs, at 1:50 scale, giving overall length of 30.25in by 7.5in beam

If you require the plan, you will need to order the plans MM1339



Price: 34.45 / US$43.93 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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Bluebird Of Chelsea .1:24 scale 654mm Bluebird Of Chelsea .1:24 scale 654mm
Ref: HULBM1449
Bluebird Of Chelsea ABS Hull only.: A fine scale Thames cruiser built for Malcolm Campbell in 1931 to 1:24 scale, length 25.75in, beam 5.5in. The hull is a two part ABS plastic moulding, which requires joining.

If you require the plan, you will need to order the plan BM1449



Price: 34.45 / US$43.93 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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RMAS Moorhen Bouy vessel 1:43 scale 740mm RMAS Moorhen Bouy vessel 1:43 scale 740mm
Ref: HULMM1467
RMAS Moorhen . Mooring Lighter 1:43 scale 740mm A.B.S Plastic Hull only

A1990s naval support vessel operated by the Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service. Consists of a one piece ABS plastic hull and a number of Plastricard sheets to construct the superstructure.


If you require the plan, you will need to order the plan MM1467.



Price: 33.95 / US$43.28 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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Forceful Paddle Tug . 1:48 scale 1003mm Forceful Paddle Tug . 1:48 scale 1003mm
Ref: HULMM1292
Forceful Paddle Tug Hull. .1:48 scale 1003mm ABS Plastic hull only

If you require the plan, you will need to order the plans MM1292



Price: 33.95 / US$43.28 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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Tyne Life Boat 1:12 scale 787mm Tyne Life Boat 1:12 scale 787mm
Ref: HULMM1390
Tyne Life Boat Hull. ABS plastic only 1:19 scale 740mm mm

If you require the plan, you will need to order the plans MM1390



Price: 33.95 / US$43.28 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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Smit Nederland Tug 558mm Smit Nederland Tug 558mm
Ref: HULMM1409
Smit Nederland harbour Tug. ABS Plastic only 558mm

If you require the plan, you will need to order the plans MM1409



Price: 29.95 / US$38.19 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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Liverpool Lifeboat  905mm 1:12 scale Liverpool Lifeboat 905mm 1:12 scale
Ref: HULMM1448
Liverpool Lifeboat Fibreglass Hull only 905mm 1:12 scale

The Liverpool twin screw class were a more powerful development of the earlier design on boat. Apart from the twin props housed in the scalloped tunnels and a slightly difference in windscreen shape, the two classes looked identical. The class continued to be built until 1954 with the final boat Chieftain being withdrawn from service in 1982. The design was superseded by the Rother class at the same time.

If you require the plan, you will need to order the plans MM1448



Price: 79.00 / US$100.72 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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Brave Borderer 1:32 scale 914mm Brave Borderer 1:32 scale 914mm
Ref: HULMM609
Brave Borderer: A 36in (1:32) model of a Vosper patrol boat, for diesel or electric power. Fibreglass Hull only

If you require the plan, you will need to order plan MM609



Price: 74.00 / US$94.36 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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Cervia, Thames Tug 1:48 scale 711mm Cervia, Thames Tug 1:48 scale 711mm
Ref: HULMM567
Cervia, Thames Tug 1:48 scale 711mm Fibreglass Hull only

A well-known Thames tug in 1:48 scale, giving 28in hull with 6.75in beam For electric or steam drive, excellent for R/C. Not for beginners.

If you require the plan, you will need to order the plans MM567



Price: 59.00 / US$75.23 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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Guardsman Customs launch 1:32 scale 571mm Guardsman Customs launch 1:32 scale 571mm
Ref: HULMM1330
Guardsman Customs launch 1:32 scale A.B.S Plastic Hull only 571mm

A typical HM Customs and Excise Launch of the 1920s; 22 .5in long by 6in beam.


If you require the plan, you will need to order the plan MM1330 .



Price: 24.95 / US$31.81 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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