Mayhem News - 2007
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Friday 16 November 2007
Terry's Tugs

Friday 2 November 2007
Normandy Model Fishing boats - John Bass


Thursday 1 November 2007
New Photo of the month

Photos from 'Tugnowledgy day at Mobile Marine Models
Tuesday 16 October 2007
Beal Park Model Boat Show - Photos by "Chingdevil"
Friday 28 September 2007
RNLI atlantic 85 class boat - Photos Guy Bagley
Southern Model Show - Photos Guy Bagley

Wednesday 26 September 2007
Riggers long lost Harrogate Show Pictures!
Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches - John Bass
Tuesday 18 September 2007
Wings & Wheels Show 2007 .... & Water!

Tugnology Day 2007

Wednesday 12 September 2007
Ardingly Steam Rally - 2007 ( Thanks John! )
New Photo of the month ( Thanks
Victor )

Friday 28 August 2007
Fixed Traders Directory for FireFox users

Friday 24 August 2007
VT Halmatic M160 -  P284 HMS Scimitar - Peter Donaldson

Another great Dickie tug conversion to a real tug!
 HMS Victory - about 70" long ! - Joseph Propati


Friday 3 August 2007
Yarmouth Lifeboat - Photos by Holmsey
Wednesday 18 July 2007
New Ship Terminology - by the great Bunkerbarge
Tuesday 17 July 2007
Kirklees model boat club open day - July 2007
Kiteman visit to Hong Kong harbour

LINK: mnm-modellers
Friday 6 July 2007
Marine Inspiration day at Vicar Water - Photos by Brian Phillips
Ted Childs'
Proud Legionary
Jerry Newcomb Schooner Yacht "America" "Miss Adventure"
Alexandre de Guibert Kriegsmarine Schnellboot
Wednesday 4 July 2007
Bit of a change around on the front page....

John Callin - Freelance aircraft carrier
Steve Martin's  Fairmile D

Most popular Subjects at the moment:

Name that Ship
Where is this then?
Springer tugs
My build of the Thunder Tiger Victoria yacht.
My Springer Tug build
My Bismarck Build
Bluebird's Robbe PT15 Build
Bluebird burns his fingers on an electronics kit

Shanes' Dumas Chris Craft Triple build
Ken's "Vliestroom" build
Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
Jay beazley's Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
Holmsey Winston S Churchill
Friday 22 June 2007
Alford Show (A shed load of pictures from John Bass )
John Callin - Freelance aircraft carrier
Load of model boats ( German) -

How to build a modern warship - video -
Wednesday 20 June 2007
Traders Directory updated.
New Photo Of the Month
Friday 15 June 2007
Merstham show - thanks John
Wednesday 13 June 2007
New Site Logos and colours!
( I'll be updating old page colours as and when I get round to it...! )

Friday 9 June 2007
Gallery of my Springer Build (Here)

Sunday 27 May 2007
Saturday we were blessed with a fine day weather wise, loads of Mayhemers and other model boats arrived by the van load, someone counted over 160 boats at the event!, Sunday, we were soaked through within minutes of getting out the car but several dozen people turned up anyway... even all the way from the Wales &  Isle of White! Now that's true dedication. Even during the heaviest showers, there was always at least 6 boats on the water including 2 very water resistant Sea Wind yachts, the Springer tugs pushing everything around and even playing football!!. The weather was lifted with lots of roaring laughter and jeers that rang out across the lake.

Highlights of the weekend for us, (in no particular order)  - turnout, smiling faces, support from the trade, the variety of vessels, wonderful atmosphere, Wicksteed Park management, Mrs Bradders & Mrs Mayhem (supplying constant the free tea and coffee the whole weekend), Hanna and her Dad, Phil Abbot of the Blackheath club, the Springer Tug display team, Colin Bishop, the 'Other' Brian, Martinno1fan, Ghost in the shell (who sailed all day, despite several lagers!) Wolf of Deans Marine (what a trooper), the Mini-Z boats, Wicksteed & Northampton clubs (what great hosts & in particular Martin who couldn't have been more helpful), the patients of everyone with the schedule (which was 'shot to hell' before we even got it going!) my son Kirk who put the whole Shane steering course out (but had no idea who, what, or why I was yelling at him but kept his temper anyway), the green trolley, the generosity of everyone that brought tea, coffee, cups etc, Guy Badley & family, Poll, Tugboat Kenny (and his amazing demonstration of sinking offshore support ship), the RNLI "display team", The Model Hovercraft Association, Richard (for lending us his PA), Ian (we all wish your Mrs well with your very imminent birth!) , Jackie, Laurie, Dave, Ron, John, Mark, Jag, Lucy & Paul…… and this is just the start of the list!!!

A SPECIAL BIG THANKS goes  Bradders, who I can honestly say, without his constant encouragement, cajoling, temper tantrums, barrage of insults, deep pockets, vision and organization skills – the event would not have happened.  Bradders is holiday for a week now but we'll sit down when he gets back and spin a yarn or 10 together when get the photos sorted.


Martin & Bradders


Friday 18 May 2007
Updated to John Richardson's
 Silhouette Small Cruiser
John Calin's HMCS Beacon Hill
Friday 11 May 2007
Doug's Pictures of the Dortmund show 2007

Mark Husband immaculate Matchbox Corvette
Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - Update
Friday 4 May 2007
Paris Model Show - 2007 - Thanks Roger!
New Photo of the Month

Friday 27 April 2007
Update and video of Terry Rowell's RHM TENACE Amsterdam Tug (with appearances by MV MARIE)
Biggest Model Ship in the world???? -
Friday 13 April 2007
London Model Engineering Exhibition  - Ally Pally - 2007
Tuesday 10 April 2007
USS Tennessee by John Haynes
Stan Reffin's carrier - Gambier Bay
New Photo of the Month

Friday 23 March  2007
Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition. October 2006 - Warwickshire
St Louis Admirals boat show 2006
"Traders Directory"- Updated
New Links: -
"Model Warship Combat"

Wednesday 28 February  2007
"Another Revell Type VII" Richard ( aka Bunkerbarge)


Phil the model maker -
Dons site - Online magazine for amateur boat builders The home of the model trawler.

Building a
Dusseldorf Fire Boat?    ( Thanks to 'Bogstandard' ) -


Wednesday 21 February  2007
International Model Boat Show - 2006
"Traders Directory"- Updated ( Thanks Colin )
Friday 9 February  2007
..... from the boatyard of Peter M. Hanton

Wednesday 7 February  2007
Traders Directory"- Updated
New Photo of the month
Video clip - Small tug, big anchor! - HomePort Model Ships

Ship Simulator 2006

Building a
Dusseldorf Fire Boat? - -
Wednesday 31 January  2007
Mike Pendlebury excellent pictures of the Northern (Doncaster) Model boat show 2006

New page for Michael Robinson linker planked steam launch & Tug boat
Christian Konig's PBR
New Photo of the month

Trial of "Traders Directory"- what you can buy and where.
New Links!
Video clip - Small tug, big anchor! - HomePort Model Ships
Ship Simulator 2006


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