Former Member's Models
(i.ea as members' of Rugeley Power Station Model Club)
Brian Roger's aircraft carrier
A lovely model, scratch built at 1/144, of a light USA carrier Casablanca Class used in the Pacific,
with the model aircraft bought direct from California in order to carry the correct markings for this vessel.
John Magill's tug Vera G
An American harbour tug circa 1940-1960. Scale- 1/2 inch to 1 foot. Length 43 inches by beam 10 inches.
Hull is moulded fibreglass. Powered by one MFA 12volt 6 to 1 reduction motor. 2 inch dia 3 bladed prop.
Equipped with 6v lights. Looks good on the water at night!
Equipped with video camera mounted in wheel-house that is viewed from land on a small b/w TV monitor!
Bob Hall's Celia
Named "Mt Moorcock" she was first featured in Model Boats February 1980 Edition. The original tug was built
in 1960 and scrapped in 1981. It operated on the River Thames out of Gravesend. The model was scratch built to scale -
half inch to one foot. Plank on frame. Large model with overall length 57". Powered by MFA Baracuda 12v motor and 12v
lead acid battery. It has working running lights, radar, home made smoke unit and working water cannons. The model was built some years ago and
took just over 12 months. The tug was re-named Celia after my long suffering wife!
Roger Master's D32 HMS Daring
A Type 45 Destroyer (HMS Dauntless served in the Faulklands). The real Daring radar dome on top of the
samson mast weighs in a hefty 6 tonnes! Mine's made of balsa wood. Ship's length 152m, width 21.2m
Roger served on a previous HMS Daring as Engine and Boiler personnel. This particular ship D05 was scrapped in 1972!
Mike Ingry's tug Ulises
The Ulises is a 1:30 scale model of an ocean going steam tug, common in the 60's and 70's. Merchant ships
crossing oceans was not without its risks: and ocean-going tugs was vitally important.
Metal was the basic material used in boat building with a percentage of wood. Builders took advantage of the strength of steel
for hulls with wood used for the crew areas. This makes models of singular beauty despite the fact that they were working boats.
Ulises is an Occre Kit with fully planked frame hull, African walnut deck and planking. She is 830mm long and 180mm wide,
with lights and smoke generator.
Ian Foskett's Pilot Boat
A Safehaven Marine Interceptor 42 Pilot Boat Built from a "Models By Design" kit, at 1:12 scale
giving a 42"l; long model. Fibreglass hull and superstructure, powered by two 500kv brushless motors with independent
control, power supply by 2 x 9.6v, 5,000 mAh nicad batteries, working navigation; search lights and interior lights operated
remotely. A fast at-scale model on the water!
Brian Roger's Gun Boat
A 1:24 scale model of a Fairmile D motor gun boat. She has 4 motors, scratch built with added armour and white
Keith Sharp's Hustler
A 1/10 scale Hustler Hellcat 6 wheeler. Built in 2008 whilst convalescing after major brain surgery. Started life
as a full roofed model but was later cut back to make a hellcat after it was found the roof wasn't on straight!
Fully radio controlled. (Note: Keith drives a full size home built Hustler. )
Keith Sharp's Huntsman
Original builder believed to be Vic Smeed, a model boatr draughtsman, and given to Keith by a work colleague in a sad
state of repair. It is a 1/8 scale Fairey Huntsman. Keith says this is the latest and final colour scheme! Running
on 2 x 14.8v lipo batteries to 2 brushless motors the model now represents the true scale speed of the full size boat!
It doesn't leak any more due to Keith covering the original hull in a glass-fibre skin!
This model motors on the water with big wake!