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Welcome to the Model Boat Mayhem Trader Directory which aims to bring together Model Boaters with the traders who supply their needs. We hope you will find it useful. The Directory includes those traders who have responded to our invitation to be listed and we hope to expand it to incorporate the majority of suppliers to the model boating community.
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 Last updated: 10 August 2019



Product Areas & Service Description

A Model World

( Ceased Trading 2015 )

Abacus Modelmakers

07786 912 408

Abacus Modelmakers was started in August 1992, and offers a wide range of styles and scales of architectural model. I was recently commissioned to make a 1:76 scale model of The Maid of the Loch, which was an absolute pleasure to make, and I would be delighted to make more ship/boat models in the future.See:

R/C Electronics

1 Llwynn Bleddyn
LL57 3EF
United Kingdom

Telephone: 0843 2898528
From a mobile: 0782 5511877
International: +44 843 2898528
Fax: 0870 7052556E-Mail (Enquiries):
E-Mail (Orders): Websites: and


Speed controllers, mixers, sound systems, switchers and flashers plus associated R/C accessories.We manufacture and supply a large range of R/C items such as speed controllers, mixers, switchers and flashers, steam/diesel engine sounds and other marine sounds. We supply motors, speakers, servos and servo leads, switches, smoke generators, multi meters and battery chargers. Check out our website for the full range of items supplied.We sell mail order and attend model boat shows. (See website for forthcoming events)R/C MOTORS ESC TRONIC LIGHTS

Adrian's Marine Figures

The Well House
27 Smith Street,

Tel: 01604 846461 (GB)

Model Figures in various scales.
Supplied painted & unpainted.

Anglia Model Centre

109 High Street
Nr. Great Yarmouth
NR31 6RE
Tel: 01493 664815
Fax: 01493 658005

Wide range of general modelling supplies and kits. We are a traditional model shop and dedicated to the supply of model making products with stock covering all major aspects of the hobby. We also manufacture the Precedent range of model boat kits including Huntsman and Perkasa.R/C MOTORS WORKITS PROPS GLUE PAINTS WOOD GENERAL

Always Hobbies

Hobbies Ltd
Units 8-11
The Raveningham Centre
Beccles Road
NR14 6NU
Sales 01508 549330
Fax 01508 549331

Fantastic catalogue for all your modeling needs.


The Banner Hub

We produce weatherproof vinyl banners for shows and events and have recently produced banners for two users of your website. One of our customers told us about your website and the traders directory as an excellent place to advertise our banners, which start from as little as £17 for a 4x2 banner including delivery and VAT.


BECC Model Accessories Ltd
PO Box 1229
United Kingdon
Tel: +0044 (0) 20 8777 9377

Comprehensive range of model lettering, flags, decals, vinyl lining and sheet. Specialist commissions quoted on request. We do not sell direct to the public except for special commissions but for all other enquiries please contact us at the address in the first column. To obtain a copy of the full colour catalogue please send a cheque or postal order for £1.50 made payable to BMA Ltd to this address. FLAGS DECALS 

Bespoke Model Boats

1 Walker Close
NG24 4BP
01636 671080

Specialists in inland waterway boats.Individual hand crafted models built to order. Any boat replicated. Anything from a bare shell to a fully completed model.

Narrowboats, Wide Beam Boats, River Tugs, Norfolk Wherries and River Cruisers. You name it and I can build it.All models are crafted from special top quality WBP marine ply. Any model can be ordered and built to the customer’s specifications. Display only models, part fitted models and fully fitted and working models. All models are fully water sealed.HULLS


Buy Rope
email -

Products and services: We supply over 100 types of rope for almost any residential and commercial use

And here's the discount code I created for you: modelboatmayhem10 - it can be used at the checkout and will take 10% off of the order.


CNC Step

F. Hylewicz
Nellenkath 14
47608 Geldern

Routers and engraving machinesWe are manufacturers of inexpensive and stable routers suitable for modeling purposesTOOLS Ltd

LL57 3EF

Tel: 0843 2898528 (Mon - Fri, 10-4:30pm)
or   0782 5511877 (Mon - Fri, 10-4:30pm)
Fax: 08707 052556


Specialists in rechargeable batteries and LEDs. Battery packs for particular applications made to order and advice given. Very competitive prices.We are a family run business based in North Wales on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. We operate under the simple philosophy of treating all our customers in the way we would wish to be treated ourselves.
All the products we sell have been extensively tested before being offered for sale, and we maintain quality monitoring systems to ensure that the product quality is maintained. BATT LIGHTS

Cornwall Model Boats

Gull Rock
PL34 0EP
Tel: 01840 770406
Fax: 01840 770406

Model boat kits, fittings and modelling tools.We are a stockist of both radio control kits and static display “plank on frame” models from a variety of manufacturers. In addition to this we also stock model boat fittings, hardware and accessories, building materials and tools.We offer a secure online shopping site. R/C MOTORS ESC TRONIC  BATT LIGHTS PERKITS WORKITS PLASKITS FIGURES PROPS FITTINGS STEAM FLAGS GLUE PAINTS ROPE TOOLS WOOD PLASCARD  DECALS GENERAL BOOKS CAT NAVAL TUGS 

Dateline Marine

Unit 7
Bates Green Farm
East Sussex
BN26 6SH
Tel Workshop: 01323 483399
Mobile: 07885 022436

Fast electric and Z class I.C boats/hulls.
Scale hulls
Manufacturers to the trade
Specialists in full size speed/powerboat repairsHULLS WORKITS PROPS

Deans Marine

Conquest Drove
phone/fax: 01733 244166



The New Factory
Delaware Road
PL18 9AS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (01822) 832120


Fleetscale has been around for over 25 years and has grown to being one of the worlds leading semi kit manufacturers focusing mostly on warships. Fleetscale has one of the largest ranges of hulls and fittings ranging multiple eras and scales from the 1800's to Modern day. Fleetscale focus on quality and accuracy by using GRP, Resin and 3D Printing and also has a a wide range of supporting products to complement its extensive hull range."Fleetscale can also produce custom hulls by commission for private customers if the hull is not already in it's extensive hull ranges"

Hobbies Dereham Ltd

34-36 Swaffham Road
NR19 2QZ
Tel: 01362 692985
Fax: 01362 699145

General Model SuppliesHobbies have been supplying model makers since 1895 with model boats and accessoriesMOTORS ESC BATT PERKITS WORKITS HULLS PROPS FITTINGS STEAM GLUE PLANS TOOLS WOOD PLASCARD GRP DECALS GENERAL CAT

Hunter Systems

Systems House
24 Aspen Road
East Sussex
BN22 0TG
Tel: 01323 503336
Fax: 01323 503336

Hunter Systems has been designing and manufacturing Electronic units for the model maker at their UK factory since 1988, The proprietor of Hunter Systems has over 50 years experience of model making and Radio Control Electronics.

It is with this pedigree that Hunter Systems has evolved to become one of the UK market leaders.See our Website for full product range.ESC TRONIC LIGHTS MOTORS BATT WORKITS DECALS

John R Haynes

 Fine Ship Models
Fallowden Farm
Saffron Walden
Essex CB10 2HL
Tel: +44 (0) 1799-584 357
Fax: +44 (0) 1799-584 162

Quality fittings for RN/USN/Merchant ships in most scales but mostly 1/96.Semi kits of Elco and Higgins PT boats at 1/24th scale.Catalogue available via website/Email John R. Haynes has for many years been the leading supplier of Fine Ship Models to Museums, Companies and Collectors around the world. He has an enviable reputation for producing beautiful models for collectors and museums, world wide.If you are looking for the finest in terms of detail, finish, accuracy and presentation, then contact John for any model of a steel ship from 1860 to the present day.

KMB  - Kehrer Modellbau

Peter-Strasser-Weg 18
12101 Berlin
+49 30 78 99 08 85

Specialists for JET DRIVES with international mail order service worldwideKMB specialize in the development and manufacture of JET DRIVES from 28 to 40mm and WATER JET PROPELLED BOATS, handmade from epoxy and fibreglass in the highest quality. Submarine Hulls, El. Motors, Batteries, ESC etc. are also available. Send € 15 or £ 10 for the KMB Catalogue.R/C MOTORS ESC BATT SEMIKITS HULLS 

Kingston Mouldings

411 Ringwood Road
BH12 4LX
Tel/Fax +44 (0)1202-744716

Designer, manufacturer and mail order supplier of fibreglass model moat hullsA long established small specialist supplier of a wide range of high quality GRP model boat hulls, mostly smaller types like tugs, trawlers, steam launches and MTBs. Mail order in the UK and almost anywhere else in the world, there aren't many places that we haven't sent our hulls to at some time or other.HULLS

Macs Mouldings

150 Rosemary Avenue
ME12 3HX
01795 680521 (after 6pm)

Resin model boat fittingsSupplier of larger scale modeling accessoriesFITTINGS 


Mark's Model Bits.
 TELEPHONE:    01633 843949EMAIL:

MMB is a new company based in Newport, South Wales specialising in supplying model parts including the new Foggy Smoke Generator.
 I have been model making (cars and railways) for 35 years and have been building model boats for the last 25 years.  From small beginnings MMB is slowly expanding its range of products that are available to the modeller.  We pride ourselves in providing a personal and reliable service and we aim to keep all items advertised in stock.

 We attend various shows around the country throughout the year so why not come along and say hello.
 Motors, props, Kits, Hulls


Marten Howes & Bayliss

216 Bredhurst Road
Tel: 01634 233146
Fax: 01634 264544

Suppliers of model steamboat kits and fittings. We produce high quality kits for scale steam launches. All the models are designed for full radio control and can be purchased with or without steam plants. These models have a full complement of brass fittings and period detail. They are hard working powerful models, that have also won prizes for best model, speed and endurance events at international shows in Europe and the USA. The models are suitable for modellers with some experience. The steam plant is supplied complete and tested, all the pipe work is pre-bent and the connections made. We know that builders will have many hours of pleasure both building and operating our model steam launches.

Mobile Marine Models

The Boat Shed
Highcliffe Park
Ingham Cliff
01522 730731/689209}


Britain’s leading model tug manufacturer – Model Tugnology – everything to do with tugs!We produce a wide range of kits and hulls for tugs, fishing boats, coasters, pleasure boats lighters and barges. To supplement the models we also supply running gear, fittings, lighting kits, drive batteries, electrical components, timber and tools and adhesives.TUGS WORKITS SEMKITS HULLS FITTINGS BATT LIGHTS WOOD GLUE TOOLS 



Mob:  07921 032624

Evening: 01952 222171

Proprietor: Steve Tranter

Based in Telford, Shropshire Offer a wide range of components for use on all types of model boats Our own range of itemsmanufactured in-houseare made to a very high standard of quality.We also manufacturecustom made propshaftsRudder's & Couplings We welcome enquiry'sfrom shops and traders Water-jet cutting service available    Product range includes:
Propellers, Propshafts, Couplings, Rudders, Push rods, Motors, ESC's, Sound Modules, Lighting sets, Radio Sets, Batteries/Chargers
RTR Boats, Boat Kits, Fittings, Building Materials, Sport boat, etc.


Modelling Timbers JEWELL
DN14 9JH
EnglandTel:  01405 861734

As a modelmaker of many years standing I know the difficulty in trying to obtain high quality fitting and those impossible to find fixings, so I have put together a fine assortment of fixtures and fittings for other discerning model makers. The vast majority are non-ferrous, being either brass, copper, or bronze, with a few ferrous fittings in our ranges. We also carry a fine range of wood fittings of the highest quality at competitive prices. Many are sourced from the finest engineers within Europe, the vast majority being specialists in their own fields. We also have a vast range of filament bulbs, in various colours and voltages, along with specialist bulbs not normally available in other outlets including what is claimed to be the smallest axial bulb available at only 0.7mm in dia. Our range includes fittings for period ship builders such as wonderful brass cannon, mortar, and culverine barrels, belaying pins, hollow wood barrels, brass brads of the highest quality and ultra fine chemically blackened chains. You will also find what we believe to be the finest rigging cords and hawser cables currently available, based on our customer feedback, all at very realistic prices.


Models by Design

199 Ringwood Road,
St Leonards,
Dorset BH24 2QA

Tel: 01425 476174 or 07810 645344

We are a recently formed company manufacturing model boats that has evolved from an enthusiastic hobby. We are committed to giving our customers the very best in quality materials, workmanship and service. Our model boat building experience spans over 30 years, supplying customers with quality products ranging from handmade stainless steel prop shafts to a completely finished model boat. We pride ourselves on providing a personal service. All our customers are considered as individuals with specific needs which we will endeavour to fulfil to the best of our ability.



Model Slipway

77 Arundell Drive
Barnsley S71 5LE
South Yorkshire
Telephone and Fax: 01226 715576

Manufacturer and supplier of scale model boat kits suitable for R/C. Mail order specialist.WORKITS PLASKITS TUGS LIFEBOAT CAT MOTORS FITTINGS

/o Factoti Ltd

P.O. Box 244
Chipping Norton
Tel +44(0)1608 643311

A comprehensive range of pulleys, gears and sprockets, bearings, shafts, universal joints and fixings suitable for model use.We offer a range of small light power transmission components, available from stock, together with the matching parts needed to assemble them into a complete drive system.GENERAL

General: 0844 412 2262
Customer: 0844 848 8822

We are an Online Retailer specializing in RC and static Model Boats and Model Aircraft Kits.  Model Cars, RC Models, Model boat plans.We offer Model kits by all the leading Brands such as Billing Boats,
Ripmax, OcCre Kits, Krick and many more!Model Boats, Model Planes, Model Cars, Model Trains and Model
Engineering kits.


Nautical Marine Models

17 Liverpool Road North
L40 5TN
Tel: 01704 894006

R/C Model patrol boat kits in various scales, Vosper fittings, prop shafts and resin fittings and scale armaments such as Bofors guns, 20mm Oerlikon, torpedoes and depth chargers.Established in 2005, Nautical Marine Models manufacture model boat kits, fittings and scale armaments for the model boat building community. Having started out producing model boat fittings, in 2007, we created (and launched) our first kit, the PT 109 limited edition R/C scale model boat. Following the success of sales with the PT 109 kit, we have since moved onto producing scale armaments that are still very popular today. Our current range of scale armaments include: Bofors guns, depth chargers, torpedoes etc. We also produce various fittings to accommodate the continuing growth of the Vosper Perkasa P150. Our own Vosper Perkasa P150 kit was released in July 2009 and reviewed by David Abbott in the September 2009 issue of Model Boats Magazine who later went on to also build and review our 1:24th scale kit Dark Biter P1104. All of our fittings and kits are designed and manufactured at our workshop in Lancashire, UK. They are made from a collection of high quality resin, white metal and brass.


North East Model Products

P.O. Box 191
Tel: 04578 207.882.7154
Fax: 207.882.9884

Traditional American model boat kitsFreedom Song Boatworks offers modelers a selection of boat kit designs that have as their subject the elegant and simple small craft of America. Most of these plank on frame models have a traditional flavour and make a beautiful addition to contemporary settings.WORKITS PERKITS


OTW - Designs Radio Controlled Submarines

Europe: O.T.W Inc
5 Albany Street
Loughborough LE11 5NB
Tel: +44 (0)1509 233 638
Fax: +44 (0)1509 233 638

United States:  O.T.W Inc, PO Box 290
Newtown PA 18940 USA
Tel: +1 215 604 4006
Fax: +1 215 604 0323

Your primary source on the web for radio control model submarines and model submarine components.OTW designs produce probably the definitive static diving 1/32nd scale type V11 German Uboot that has met with acclaim throughout the Model submarine world. We have tried to produce a collection of semi kits ( submarines ) that are different from others models on the market. Most of our product is produced in house. SUBS NAVAL PROPS


Palaform Ltd

22 Nene Close
07711 618483

Supplier of model hovercraft kits.With over 15 years experience Palaform Ltd is a UK based Company which specializes in the design and manufacture of radio controlled Model Hovercraft Kits. We currently manufacture three types of model hovercrafts, the Aero and e-Gemini electric models and the Gemini I.C. model. To keep things simple, all our hovercrafts use a single power unit for lift and thrust. Conversion to separate lift and thrust power is possible on all models. We also provide a build to order service on all our kits, when using this service, the kits are hand built to your specification by qualified modelers. These are built to the highest standards and all models are fully tested before dispatch . We are happy to advise you on your model hovercraft requirements. For more information see our website.


Pendle Steam Boilers

contact:  Nigel Jones

Pendle steam boilers was formed in 2016 to cater for the gas fired marine boiler market making complete and affordable copper boilers in horizontal and vertical form. The current range is from 2.5" diameter single flue up to 5" diameter twin flue. All have an operating maximum pressure of 60 psi and are tested and certified to 120 psi. In addition to our comprehensive range of boilers we also offer a bespoke design and build service to cater for non-standard designs. You simply tell us the basic parameters of your requirement and we then design it and build it for you, all at no extra cost.


Relish Models

9 Ferry Close
North Yorkshire
01757 638660

Relish Models is an online model shop specialising in plastic model kits and accessories of all types.

All orders are usually dispatched within 24 hours and are backed by our superb customer service.We can supply a wide range of naval plastic kits together with the accessories, paints, tools and adhesives to complete them.PLASKITS NAVAL PLASCARD GLUE PAINTS TOOLS BOOKS


Riverside Models

Telephone 01692 652960

We have just re-launched our business Riverside Models manufacturing model canal boats and other inland waterways models


Scale Hobbies

Unit 20
Sandy Lane
01695 732800


We manufacture over 70 fiber glass hulls, and also full kits, Scale Hobbies can supply everything needed to aid the model boater, from scratch building to semi & full kits. We also offer a full mail order service.We specialize in model boats, fiber glass hulls, kits & related boating accessories.Our latest model (Autumn 2007):SEARCHER 1920’s Customs & Excise launch 1/24th scale. LOA:32” Beam:8.5”GRP hull with CNC cut superstructure and ply deck. Pewter & brass fittings.For R/C steam or electric. £160.00R/C MOTORS  ESC BATT PERKITS WORKITS SEMKITS PLASKITS HULLS FIGURES, PROPS FITTINGS GLUE PAINT PLANS TOOLS WOOD PLASCARD CASTING DECALS GENERAL BOOKS CAT



Formally: Cammett Ltd
Whitney on Wye,

1:96 scale model warships. Glues, Paints, airbrushes, tools and modelmaking accessoriesA comprehensive range of tools etc. available on line and we visit local shows on a regular basis, bringing quality detailed etched brass components for model warships to the model boating hobbyist.HULLS PLANS WARSHIPS GLUE PAINT TOOLS FITTINGS NAVAL DECALS


Scoonie Hobbies

87 St Clair Street
Phone/Fax: 01592 651792

Scoonie Hobbies specialize in scale model boat fittings and accessories. We also stock general modeling equipment, radio control equipment, aeromodelling kits and accessories, 00 gauge trains and accessories, Slot Racing and Plastic kits.Scotland's all round hobby shop. Run by modelers for modelersR/C MOTORS ESC TRONIC BATT PERKITS WORKITS PLASKITS PROPS FITTINGS GLUE TOOLS DECALS GENERAL EXHIBIT


Sheerline Model Submarines

Anchor House
Acle Road
Moulton St Mary
NR13 3AP
01493 754007

SubmarinesManufacturer of static diving R/C submarine kits. Kits are built to order and not mass produced off the shelf products. Each kit is handcrafted, machined and packed entirely by Chris Cloke (proprietor). Email or call anytime during normal working hours for friendly and helpful advice.SUBS WORKITS


SHG Model Supplies

Pinfold Lane
Wheaton Aston
ST19 9PD
01785 840308

S.H.G Model Supplies is a Mail Order Company situated in the Staffordshire countryside in the Heart of England.
The Company is one of the longest established specialist marine outlets and has been supplying to modelers since 1963.
S.H.G. also sells over the counter and is well known at model shows and exhibitions around the countrySpecialists in Marine Modeling equipment S.H.G are totally informed on what you require for your model.
We provide one of the most comprehensive mail order services for the marine - engineering and general model maker.

From full systems to individual components, we can supply all items to build your model.
Printed catalogue available.


Speedline Models

Windsor End Cottage
Windsor Street
LE10 2EE

Model kits including:Lifeboat windows for all modern lifeboats at any scale.1/12th scale Trent and Severn lifeboat kitsDonald Campbell’s Bluebird K7 and CN7 (the car)New Severn lifeboat kit at 1/16th scale with all the detail you would expect and the really good news is that it will retail at about £400 complete!  In addition we have just finished a 1:72nd scale kit of the USS Monitor. The model builds into a true museum quality model some 30 inches long – really different.Later in the year we will have a 1:16th scale LCM3 landing craft, ideal for use with Tamiya Shermans!


Technobots Ltd

60 Rumbridge Street
SO40 9DS 

023 8086 4891

We stock over 5,800 products for the electronics and mechanical enthusiasts and we have quite a few model boat owners as customers. We also provide a discount to approved model boat clubs see stock electronic components, cable, connectors, fuses, chargers, motors, electronic kits, switches and relays, gears, sprockets, pulleys, couplings, shafts, fixings, materials and our most popular product range with boat owners - our steam, diesel and petrol engine sound simulators. Electrical, R/C, MOTORS, ESC, TRONIC, BATT,  LIGHTS, TOOLS, GENERAL, CAT  


The Model Dock

0161 775 4211.

Quality model boat builds and commissions. Build CDs. Online shop for kits, tools and modeling materialsWe build models on commission and also market build CDs containing detailed build images of kits from Robbe, Graupner, Model Slipway and Mobile Marine Models.
 We can also supply kits, R/C equipment and modeling materials including many “Plastic Magic” examples. See our website for details.


Tony’s Cottage Boatyard

26 Kensington Road
Southend on Sea
Te: 01702 463450

Manufacturer and mail order supplier of hand crafted GRP Thames Barge, Pilot Cutter, Smack and Bawley hulls. These hulls were previously marketed by the late Tony Williams.HULLS

Westbourne Model Centre

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