Yes, Bob's building another boat ....... it's a Bantam Tug.  Bantams are small service boats about 30 ft. LOA used in the canals and other inland waters of the UK. They are highly  manoeuvrable and robust workboats.  While most hull forms remain closely similar, tow po...

This test video shows a mock-up of a model kitchen rudder.  The wood boards open and close at the base of the rudder post.  A servo actuates the boards that simulate the action of the shells on a real kitchen rudder which provide fore/aft drive without reversing prop r...

 Dirk's Springer Tug model and Peter's model of the Toronto fireboat, William Lyon Mackenzie shown at the pond (summer 2016).  This test video was shot by John McK and modified by Peter

If you have time, it's well worth a visit to the Doran Bay Model Ship Museum, about 5 minutes drive from the Upper Canada Village at Morrisburg, Ontario.  Superb models span several hundred years of commercial and naval shipping.  Set aside an hour or more to enjoy thi...

April 12, 2017

This is an image of a model of the Toronto fireboat William Lyon Mackenzie at the pond  

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QMS attended a presentation on the 12th. of March, at Quinte Plastic Modelers at Eastminster United Church on Bridge St. E. in Belleville.  Guest lect...

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