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Offline BillR

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New to the Joys of RC boating
« on: 17 October 2019, 00:51:33 »
Hi All,
Thought I'd make a short introduction on my first day as the new "boy" in this Forum.  I have over the years modelled various items, aircraft, doll's houses and model railways.  I have had varying success in my attempts some I'm rather proud of and others well....  My great love until recently has been model railways and I have built and helped to build various layouts mainly in N Gauge.  The snow has now settled in my hair and I do find problems with my eyes at times as well as some aches and pains, which is why I have sold up all my railway models and equipment. I have moved now to RC model boats and am finding the experience most satisfying.  I am currently building or trying to build an MTB 488 from Ron Dean's stable and find the model quite demanding at times, however I will continue with dogged enthusiasm!!  Hopefully I will have it on water some time in the Spring.  I also do have a boat I bought second hand and a small fishing trawler.  They are both regularly sailing with my son's RAF rescue tender, his tank landing craft and his speed boat.  I do keep them some distance away from the speed boat though.  All for now, cheers Bill

Offline Cardles

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Re: New to the Joys of RC boating
« Reply #1 on: 19 October 2019, 15:29:33 »
I think you'll fit right in with the hobby with a background like that, Bill. Hello to the community from myself too, by the way! haha

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Re: New to the Joys of RC boating
« Reply #2 on: 20 October 2019, 00:37:00 »
Hi Cardles,
Thank you for your message.  Like me seems you are a newbie so enjoy the Forum and do scan the posts for added information on this great hobby.  I'm sure you will also enjoy the Gallery not forgetting the online shop.  Cheers Bill

Offline colin

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Re: New to the Joys of RC boating
« Reply #3 on: 20 October 2019, 08:51:22 »
Yes a warm welcome from me too..
I see no problems, just take your time check everything before committing with glue..  :wink1:

Offline Kiyoshi Sekiguchi

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Re: New to the Joys of RC boating
« Reply #4 on: 20 October 2019, 12:45:27 »
Hi BillR;
I'm sooo glad to know that you have come into this awesome hobby of Rced model ships
and boats this time.
Sailing the model ships is sooo enjoyable as well as building them for me.!! ::DD
Please enjoy this hobby.

Kiyo


Bill

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Re: New to the Joys of RC boating
« Reply #5 on: 21 October 2019, 09:35:24 »
Hi Colin and Kiyo
Thank you for your kind words.
I have seen postings from both of you and can say that I enjoy the chat between yourselves and other members, not forgetting the pearls of wisdom which are so useful to newbies like me.  I particularly liked your videos Kiyo, your carrier is looking great.
I look forward to more of the same.
Bill