B roadmeadows Model Boat Group
Here you will find 115 model photos. We promise to add new ones from time to time. Click on an image to view a larger version and a few notes about each model. Craig tug frames bmbg logo

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Title: Kitty Cabin Cruiser. Comments: Aeronaut semi-scale kit of a 1960's cabin cruiser of all-wood construction. Excellent finishes throughout and good performance thanks to a brushless motor. Modeller: Roger B.
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Title: Harbour Tug "Cote d’Emeraude". Comments: Progress update of Harbour Tug “Cote d’Emeraude” from St Malo in France. 1/20 scale France Maquettes kit, powered by 12V electric motor through a 3:1 reduction. Modeller: Denis B.
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Title: Vosper K.D. Perkasa P150 MTB. Comments: Precedent Model, 1/32 Kit of Vosper K.D.Perkasa Class fast patrol boat. Powered by twin brushed motors. Modeller: Roger B.
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Title: Schwimmwagen Comments: Scratch built German amphibious vehicle used during WW2. Features 4 wheel drive and RC controlled propeller drive. Modeller: Gordon R.
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Title: Sea Commander Comments: 34" cabin cruiser built from the Aerokits kit. Fitted with brushless motor and ESC. Modeller: Alan F.
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Title: New Harmony Cabin Cruiser Comments: One of Tom's oldest models (~40 years). Modeller: Tom P.
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Title: Don's Yacht. Comments: Scratch built yacht with clear varnished deck and handmade sails. Modeller: Don M.


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Title: RAF Seaplane Tender. Comments: A scratch-built project for Model Boats magazine, this 1:12 scale model features in the 2009 Naval and Lifeboat Winter Special edition. Modeller: John P.
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Title: Solan Motor Launch. Comments: Motor launch with brushed motor towing skier. Modeller: Don M.
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Title: Vamoose. Comments: Scatch-built American 1920s commuter to the Model Boats plan. Modeller: John P.
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Title: SV SUNBEAM SOLAR FERRY. Comments: Traditional craft to 1:24 scale with hull, low-KV brushless motor and large propeller optimised for maximum efficiency when powered by the 15 solar panels mounted on the roof, with battery back-up. Due to appear in Model Boats Winter Special 2018. Modeller: John P.


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Title: Bell Airboat. Comments: Classic airboat or swap boat without water rudder. Modeller: Roger B.
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Title: African Queen. Comments: A steam-powered model based on the Billings kit, but greatly improved. Modeller: Bob R.
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Title: Griffon 2000 Hovercraft. Comments: Scratch built Griffon 2000 Hovercraft. Modeller: Gordon R.
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Title: Dragon Force 65 Yacht. Comments: DF65 Black hull, dragon on sail, sail number 215. Modeller: John B.


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Title: Mars Launch. Comments: Picket Launch SL Mars built at 1:48 scale based upon Float-a-Boat plan. Modeller: Don M.
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Title: Gordon's airboat. Comments: Vic Smeed designed Hydrobat is electric powered and uses a water rudder. Modeller: Gordon R.
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Title: Dragon Force 65 Yacht. Comments: DF65 White hull and deck, black band along topsides, white sail, sail number 402. Modeller: Clare A.
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Title: Riva speed boat. Comments: Twin sensored brushless motors inside a classic Riva hull. Modeller: Bob R.
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Title: Boss Drover. Comments: Fast electric speed boat built from Sea Scout plan. Plank on frame, brushless motor. Modeller: Murray T. Full story and more...
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Title: Mary Lou. Comments: Beal Island Lobster Boat "Mary Lou" scratch built from photo's of Alvin Beal's model and the full size boat published in Maine Boat Builder by Sonny Hodgdon. Modeller: Tom P.
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Title: Brutus Tug. Comments: Twin brushless motor powered pusher tug, with catamaran style hull. No rudders – exceptional maneuverability via fixed Kort nozzles and mixing within the transmitter alone. LOA: 600mm. Displacement: 2.3kg. Modeller: Alan F.
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Title: Dragon Force 65 Yacht. Comments: DF65 Yellow hull, black deck, white sail, sail number 204. Modeller: Peter A.
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Title: HMS Undine. Comments: A simple dynamic-diving model submarine from the Marine Modelling free plan. Phil's first submarine, and he's got another on the way. Modeller: Phil B.
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Title: Battle Class Destroyer. Comments: Scratchbuilt model of the Battle Class destroyer by Don. Modeller: Don M.
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Title: Flower Class Corvette. Comments: WW2 Flower Class Corvette. An example of "plastic magic", this model was built from the 1:72 Revell kit, motorised and fitted with radio control. Modeller: Peter W.
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Title: TYPE 209 SUBMARINE. Comments: Scratch-built fibreglass model to 1:72 scale with static diving system of own design and up to 4-hour endurance from 540 brushed motor/60 W-hr NiMH battery. Appeared in Model Boats Winter Special 2017. Modeller: John P.
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'Audrey Ann' Steam Launch 2.jpg Title: 'Audrey Ann' Steam Launch. Comments: A 28-inch clinker-built steam launch, reduced from the 35in River Queen MM V102 plan. Scratch-built hull and steam plant, with Kitchen rudder. Updated with canopy. Modeller: Tom P.
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Title: Tugboat 'Craig'. Comments: 1:24 scale model of the 1924 American diesel tug 'Craig'. Appeared as a scratchbuild feature in the MB Tug and Warship Special 2008, plans available from MyHobbyStore. 820mm long. Modeller: John P.
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Title: Anzac Class Frigate. Comments: All-metal construction Anzac class frigate engaged on night operations. Unusually for Bruce, this one is electric powered. Modeller: Bruce H.
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Title: Halvorsen Seaplane Tender. Comments: 1:12 scale fast electic model of the WW2 Australian boat, featured in the 2012 Model Boats Winter Special. Modeller: Alan F.
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Title: HMS Nelson. Comments: Scratch-built model of the 1920s "Treaty" battleship of unique appearance, with an effective smoke unit. Modeller: Vince A.
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Title: Fleetfoot. Comments: Model of a 1923 Hacker runabout to 1:8 scale with hull built from cedar blinds. Featured in the Model Boats Winter Special 2015. Modeller: John P.
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Title: Emma C Berry Schooner. Comments: Modifed version of an old Sterling kit, plank on frame hull, fibreglassed, planked deck, fitted with a bulb keel for windy conditions. Modeller: Gordon R.
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Title: Captain Sturt. Comments: Old semi-scale model, built from balsa and foam. Has two vaporizing oil smokers, MP3 player horn, 540 motor. Modeller: Peter W.
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Title: Planked Launch. Comments: Scratch-built launch with planked hull and hand-made fittings, currently a work in progress. Modeller: Cliff L.
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Title: Pirana Fast Electric. Comments: From the 1960 Model Maker plan for the 28" Pirana, with Huntsman-style cabin. Subject of many refits over 25 years. Modeller: Stephen D.
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Title: LARC-V. Comments: Model of an amphibios LARC (Lighter, Army Re-supply, Cargo). More ambitious model under construction. Modeller: Gordon R.
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Title: HMS Warspite . Comments: All-metal construction from soldered tin-plate; scratch-built twin steam turbine power plant driving four shafts; 1:192 scale. Modeller: Bruce H.
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Title: Steam Outboard Launch. Comments: Launch powered by a scratch-built steam powered outboard and boiler. Comments: Tom P.
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Title: Springer Tug. Comments: Alan's first scratch-built model. Modeller: Allen W.
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Title: Scoot. Comments: Simple all-balsa fast electric with freelance cabin from the old MMI plan. Modeller: Stan K.
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Title: Police Patrol Launch. Comments: Simple yet sprightly small launch from an old Model Maker plan; brushed motor. Modeller: Denis B.
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Title: Type 212A Submarine. Comments: Static diving model of a modern German submarine, from the Engel kit. Modeller: John P.
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Title: Renegade Marblehead Yacht. Comments: Marblehead yacht restored with new molded fibreglass deck, transom, keel, rudder and hatches to give a semi scale appearance. Modeller: Murray T. Full story and more...
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Title: Miss Take Air boat. Comments: A fast airscrew-driven hydroplane powered by a brushless motor in tractor configuration. Modeller: Allen B.
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Title: Thornycroft MTB. Comments: 1:24 scale scratch built MTB fron the old Model Maker plan; ply, oak and fibreglass construction; 2 x RS540 motors on 7.2v. Modeller: Denis B.
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Title: 'Ruf Red' Yacht. Comments: One of many Wee Nips built in a group BMBG project. Makes a great introduction to model yachting. At 71 cm long and 2.1 kg, plus a plug-in mast, makes for easy transport and setup. Modeller: Stephen D.
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Title: US Coast Guard Picket Boat. Comments: 1:12 scale scratch-built model of the 38ft Eldredge-McInnis US Coast Guard Picket Boat. Features in the 2014 Model Boats Winter Special. Modeller: John P.
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Title: Wattle Steam Tug. Comments: Scratchbuilt 1:24 scale model of the 1933 tug undergoing restoration in Melbourne. Features in the Model Boats 2013 Winter Special. Modeller: John P.
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Title: Motor Yacht 'Cynette'. Comments: A model of the handsome Fleur-de-Lys class luxury yacht 'Cynette', from the MB plans. Fully scratch-built, electric powered. Modeller: Tom P.
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Title: 'Iluka' Side paddler . Comments: Scratch-built early American river and lake side paddler based on the 'Nantucket', has battery in a bulged keel to offset top weight of simulated walking beam steam engine. Modeller: Gordon R.
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Title: Springer Tug. Comments: Scratch-built version of an American tug found from docks to upper reaches of logging rivers, powerful and manoeuvrable enough to play water polo. Modeller: Gordon R.
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Title: 'Portleigh' Tug. Comments: A scratchbuilt interpretation of Midwest's 'Harbor Master’ kit enlarged 20%. Low-current/high-torque brushed motor coupled to a Kort nozzle delivers a model with exceptional run-time and excellent manoeuvrability. Modeller: Alan F.
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Title: Baltik Schooner. Comments: Six-gun schooner of the US Civil War period from the Arkit kit. Winner of the Ship Modelling Society of Victoria Norm Neale Perpetual Trophy 2014. Modeller: Richard S.
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Title: Recovery II. Comments: Based on a Glynn Guest free plan of a pusher tug that appeared in Radio Control Boat Modeller Nov/Dec,1993, but with the pusher posts replaced with mechanical arms. Modeller: Tom P.
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Title: Coastal Freighter. Comments: Model of pre-1940s British coastal freighter, started by Elmars, completed by Don. 114cm length, 16cm beam, planked ply hull, ply superstructure, 540 brushed motor, 12 volt gell cell, wt. approx. 5kg. Modeller: Don M and Elmars C.
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Title: 'Emily' Cabin Cruiser. Comments: From the JoTika kit, a reincarnation of the old Aerokits “Sea Commander”. CNC-cut timber construction, length 870mm, beam 270mm, 1800 KV brushless motor, 7.2 volt NiMH 5000 mAh battery, approx. 1:20 scale. Modeller: Allen W.
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Title: French Navy Patrol Boat. Comments: 1:40 scale plank-on-frame model of a 1957 French Coastal Patrol Boat, buillt in 1972 from the New Maquettes kit. Modeller: Denis B.
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Title: 'Keshma'Steam Trawler. Comments: Timber hull and structures driven by steam engine. Modeller: Bruce H.
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Title: HMS Kent Cruiser. Comments: County Class armoured cruiser to 1:111 scale. Scratchbuilt with planked hull, balsa and styrene superstructure. Twin 543-12 motors, direct drive, 1.27m long. Modeller: Phil B.
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Title: USS Missouri. Comments: Large scratch-built model of the WW2 USS Missouri battleship. Modeller: Vince A.
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Title: Airboat. Comments: Scratch built to own plans, powered by an AXI AC1215/16. Propeller is a cut down 4 X 4 to 3.5 inch diameter. Modeller: Richard S.
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Title: Fast Patrol Launch. Comments: Scratchbuilt reprisal of the 1950s Aerokit, to a larger scale and with modern brushless motor and lipo battery. Modeller: Alan F.
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Title: Drogher. Comments: Stern wheel historic river paddle boat, scratch-built, with independent paddle control. Modeller: Gordon R.
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Title: Bella Steam Tug. Comments: GRP hull and superstructure loosely based on the Calder Craft 1920’s tug Marie Felling but using the Imara hull displacing 20Kg. Pressure regulated 3 inch gas fired boiler feeds a Graham Industries TVR1ABB twin with Hackworth reversing gear driving a 75mm 4 blade prop. Modeller: Peter D.
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Title: 'Zorran' Fishing Boat. Comments: A small but well detailed fishing boat, suitable as a beginner's model. Modeller: Alan F.
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Title: Stealth Ship. Comments: Representative model of a modern stealth warship with trimaran hull. Modeller: Jack D.
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Title: Racing Runabout. Comments: 1920s Racing Runabout Comments: 1:8 scale 1920's racing runabout constructed from mahogany planks on Lite-ply frames. Powered by a 55 watts brushless motor and 7.2V NiCad battery. Modeller: John P.
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Title: Fletcher Class Destroyer. Comments: Model of the WW2 American destroyer, from the Lindberg kit. Originally built 1984, upgraded in 2012. Modeller: Stephen D.
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Title: Car Ferry. Comments: Small model from a 1961 issue of Model Maker, approximately 1:72 scale; buit in 1977, upgraded 2012. Modeller: Stephen D.
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Title: Delphin submarine. Comments: 1:12 scale WW2 German midget submarine shown performing "emergency surface" manoeuvre. Modeller: John P.
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Title: 1939 Chris-Craft Barrelback. Comments: Enhanced 1:8 scale model based on the Dumas Products kit. Water-cooled Mabuchi 555 motor with toothed belt drive. Modeller: John P.
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Title: Merri Queen Steam Launch. Comments: A single cylinder oscillator driven steam launch. Modeller: Peter and Clare A.
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Title: PS Pevensey. Comments: Scratchbuilt model of one of the paddle-steamer work boats that used to ply their trade on the Murray. Electric powered, but equipped with an effective smoke generator for realism. Modeller: Peter W.
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Title: Minnie. Comments: Murray River stern paddler with home-built steam plant. Modeller: Tom P.
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Title: Fletcher Class Destroyer. Comments: "Plastic Magic" conversion of the Lindberg Fletcher Class Destroyer kit to R/C. Modeller: Vince A.
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Title: PS Canberra. Comments: Scatch-build model of the Echuca-based PS Canberra. Modeller: Bob R.
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Title: Schooner. Comments: Classic wooden schooner with scale detailing. Modeller: Don M.
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Title: Fast Electric. Comments: Fast electric plywood boat powered by a brushless motor. Modeller: Les L.
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Title: Dolphin submarine. Comments: High speed submarine in the form of a dolphin, from a German kit. Modeller: Chris L.
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Title: PS Willow. Comments: Scratch-built side paddler, first model boat by this member. Modeller: Gordon R.
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Title: Footy yachts. Comments: Two twelve-inch "Footy" class yachts, scratch-built. Modeller: Peter and Clare A.
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Title: SC-1 Sub Chaser. Comments: American SC-1 class Sub Chaser, from the 1:35 scale Dumas kit, laser cut plank on frame construction. Modeller: Phil B.
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Title: Tugboat Amy. Comments: From the Midwest 1:24 Harbour Master tug kit circa 1986. All timber construction, only 480mm long but unmistakably a tug! Modeller: Alan W.
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Title: Dragon Force 65 Yacht. Comments: DF65 yachts are very popular amongst BMBG members. Modeller: BMBG member.
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Title: PA212. Comments: US Navy replenishment ship, fully scratch-built. Modeller: Vince A.
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Title: Judy Steam Outboard. Comments: Freelance 770mm launch powered by home-built steam outboard, double-acting 8mm bore x 16mm stroke. Modeller: Tom P.
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Title: Kermit the Sub. Comments: It wasn't easy being green, so 'Kermit' the sub now sports a red and white colour scheme, as well as an experimental piston tank. Modeller: Les J.
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Title: Yellow Submarine. Comments: Les's freelance yellow submarine was built as a vehicle to try out some experiments in model construction and ballasting arrangements. Modeller: Les J.
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Title: Sandra Steam Launch. Comments: Enlarged from a plan and modified to have a square transom. Home built steam plant, twin cylinder engine 10mm bore x 16mm stroke, reversing valve. Modeller: Tom P.
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Title: Alan's 'Scoot' Comments: Simple all-balsa fast electric with freelance cabin from the old MMI plan. Modeller: Alan B.
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Title: HH Hamburg Trawler. Comments: 1:20 scale model of 1953 German wooden fishing boat, 714mm long by 218mm beam, fully planked in 7x1.5mm ramin. Modeller: Bob R.
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Title: HMAS Daffy. Comments: Please do not feed this duck, it is a naval decoy fitted with radio control and electric drive. Modeller: Peter W.
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Title: Huntsman 31. Comments: From the Precedent kit, an 860mm long model of Fairey's Huntsman 31 off-shore cruiser. Modeller: Alan H.
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Title: Bustler Steam Tug. Comments: Enlarged planked version of the old MM plan, fitted with a home-built twin-cylinder steam plant with reversing gearbox. Modeller: Tom P.
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Title: Cabin Cruiser. Comments: Worked up from a photo, this 610mm cabin cruiser uses cardboard for the hull and cabin roofs. Modeller: Tom P.
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Title: Cyclops Sternwheeler. Comments: Sternwheel drogher, scratchbuilt by Mike, rebuilt by Gordon, 1041mm long with smoke generator. Modeller: Gordon R.
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Title: Fishing Boat Glenalbyn. Comments: A fishing boat based on an enlarged 'Giacomo' from the Model Boats free plan. Makes good use of found or scrounged materials and objects to achieve scale detail. Modeller: Alan F.
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Title: 1955 Chris-Craft Cobra Comments: 1:8 scale mahogany speedboat from the Dumas Products kit. Modeller: John P.
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Title: Type 21 Frigate. Comments: A model of the RN Type 21 Frigate, built in balsa from plans that appeared in an old issue of Model Boats. Modeller: Don M.
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Title: Blockade Runner. Comments: Scratch-built from a free plan, this large side paddle boat was originally fitted with twin electric motors driving the paddles via pulley reduction but is now fitted with a single motor. Modeller: Elmars C.
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Title: Fast Electric. Comments: A typical almost-ready-to-run fast electric model. This one has twin motors. Modeller: Chris L.
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Title: Sci-Fi Sub. Comments: A dynamic-diving model submarine making use of a science fiction rocketship body. Propelled by water jet unit - no visible propellers. Modeller: Chris L.
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Title: Steam Tug 'Victor'. Comments: An all-metal (soldered tinplate) model built from plans that originally appeared in The Argus newspaper. Powered by a home-built three-cylinder double-acting steam engine. Modeller: Bruce H.
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Title: Steamboat 'Rangeley'. Comments: A model of a small passenger vessel designed for shallow water operation. 1:16 scale, 622mm long and fully scratchbuilt from timber with homemade single-cylinder steam plant. Modeller: Tom P.
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Title: Thornycroft MTB. Comments: Stand-off scale Thornycroft torpedo boat from details in a mid 70s Model Boats magazine. Scratch-built with pine-planked hull, electric driven. Modeller: Stan K.
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Title: Paddle Boat 'Eva". Comments: A small (910mm) scratchbuilt model based on a photograph found in a library book of a 48 foot paddle steamer used for fishing trips on the Murray. Small electric motor and gearbox drive. Modeller: Tom P.
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Title: PS Avalon. Comments: From the MB plan MM826 for a Mississippi stern-wheeler but double size, 1.52m long. Scratchbuilt from timber and powered by an ex-VCR motor. Modeller: Tom P.
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Title: Wee Nip Yacht. Comments: A Strathclyde class model yacht from the Marine Modelling plan, one of several bulil by group members and used for one-class racing. Modeller: Stan K.
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Title: Pusher Tug. Comments: From the Model Boats plan, Feb 2004 issue, scaled up to 800mm long. Swivelling Kortz nozzle plus twin rudders, 12v car heater fan motor. Modeller: Elmars C.
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Title: Argy Bargy Camera Boat. Comments: A purpose-built rescue vessel equipped with RC turntable mounted 5.8GHz wireless video and compact digital cameras and various attachments to enable retrieval of disabled models. Modeller: Murray T. Full story and more...
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Title: Freelance Steam Yacht. Comments: Balsa planked hull, fibreglass coated, from the MB plan for Greta. Freelance superstructure to accommodate a single-cylinder double-acting oscillating steam engine. 1:48 scale, 1.32m long. Modeller: Tom P.
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Title: Neptune Submarine Comments: Dynamic diving submarine available from Thunder Tiger Modeller: Chris L.
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Title: Nautilus Sub. Comments: Freelance model of Captain Nemo's Nautilus submarine from Jules Verne's 'Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea'. Modeller: Chris L.