B roadmeadows Model Boat Group
Here you will find 116 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: RNLI 47ft Watson class Lifeboat. Comments: RNLI 47ft Watson class Lifeboat drawn from photographs. Scratch built from Balsa over ply frames and sealed using fibre glass. Powered by water cooled brushless motor and featuring working wind shield wipers and radar. Modeller: Michael T
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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.