After viewing your web site in its entirety I decided to contribute some
photos of a model I am sure will interest your UK viewers. Unfortunately I
am not the builder, that honour goes to a friend of mine STEVE MARTIN
currently residing in Nanaimo British Columbia. Steve is a retired
Canadian Forces Warrant Officer who builds British and Canadian warship
When I first met Steve and saw his models for myself I was a little
intimidated as he is a " master modeller " . His workmanship is superb and
he scratch builds all of his models. I have permission to forward these
photos to you.
John Calin - ( See my
boats Here )
Fairmile D is 1/24 scale, measuring 57 inches.
What makes this model interesting, quite apart from the fact that it is a
Fairmile D MTB (and it's a fantastic build?!? - Mayhem), is the
power plant. Steve originally installed a single motor but found it to be
underpowered. His replacement motor was tested only days ago and seems to
work great. That motor was taken from a 12Volt rechargeable weed eater
purchased at a local hardware store for $40.00 Cdn, including the battery
and charger. Steve advises me that he did not require any suppressors on
the motor. I have seen the model on the water and it travels at a
scale speed. The brass item is a V shaped reinforcement rather than a full
bulkhead. Steve keeps everything as light as possible, and this is
area where vibration is peaked .
currently working on rebuilding his HMCS Ontario, an ex British cruiser .
Cheers from Canada,
John Callin. ( See my boats Here )