A great show, Very well attended and lots of models
A rainy day outside, but nice and warm inside. Part of the Crowborough club display by the cafe area in the Grange Centre
Martin's submarines seem to be getting even bigger!
The occupants of his Riva appear delighted to be there
Chris Monk and co. relaxing on the Crawley stand. Matching shirts and tableclothes!
A large slipper launch under construction from Eastleigh. What scale?
Proof that there is someone else who thinks like Mark
Fabulous cruiser, all hand made including the stanchions
A straight runner / JAP 34 from the Victoria club
Several outboards were on show
A Colin Archer on wheels
and plenty of other yachts
HMS Clyde offshore patrol vessel, just back from the Falklands?
Another slipper launch, this time celebrating with champagne
A rare Gannet petrol engine with non-standard gearbox
Terry's latest hydrofoil - Freccia D'oro with spring loaded front foils
Open source 3D printed outboards with brushless motors, designed to look like British Seagull
One of several steamboats
Now that's an engine!
A few of the models in the Meccano halls......
A Meccano model of the Welland Canal lock gate lifter 1/3 inch to the foot
A Beyer Garratt loco
Undo a few bolts and large Meccano models can be taken apart for transportation
Also at the show was Ed Houghton's model of Ghost Rider, complete with charts.
Ghost Rider was the winner of the 1966 Cowes - Torquay race and particularly famous for finishing despite the co-driver breaking both ankles.
It being necessary to stand in racing powerboats to absorb the impact of hitting waves.....
......Making the two differently shaped 'stand-up' seats (backrests) for my 'Fordsport'
Forming the windscreen using heat gun and a flower pot as a former!
It wasn't obvious at the show that the motors hadn't been installed at that time. They are now. Chris Monk did notice there were no propellers!