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*STOP PRESS* Coronavirus. A lot of Clubs have already cancelled all activities. Check carefully before you plan any travel


CANCELLED because of coronavirus. Papplewick Pumping Station, Nottingham, Sunday 12th & Monday 13th April
CANCELLED because of coronavirus. Bournville Sub Day, Sunday 10th May 2020

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Submarine, Boating & Sailing Weekend, Norwich MBC, Weekend of 25,26th July

Model Boat Convention, Haydock Park (Cancelled this year)


Bournville Sub Day, Sunday 13th September


Club Submarine Regatta, Furness MBC, Barrow in Furness, Sunday 20th Sept 2020

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    Post  tattooed on Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:19 am

    come on guys we've been here before , if you don't post then there is no point of the forum , the forum was a mess but has now been sorted out (thankyou nigel for doing that) i know that we all have hectic lives but it doesn't take to long to post .i for one have a few things in the pipeline so will be posting more soon so come on guys lets get this forum back to what it was THE BEST MODEL SUBMARINE FORUM on the internet

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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:10 pm

    Hi ALL.
    Just like to say that it is thanks to David and Tom' efforts that the site is more or less sorted out,it had very little to do with me,so a big thanks to them, and to Richard for his help.
    well done.
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    Post  Hermann on Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:31 pm

    Hi friends,

    I think Andy is right in saying "use it or lose it" since I had to experience the death of a former submarine forum in Germany some time ago. The forum lived a couple of years and there had been a lot of members. For the first time there have been ten or even more postings a day from various members for different themes and there have been also passionate discussions about differing technical solutions. Forum activities increased as model submarines became more in fashion (as they could be seen more and more on exhibitions and other events). But as time went by and most basic questions of newcomers had been answered (or more modellers switched over to other model categories, for example model helicopters...) there was a significant decline in activity. At last there was perhaps only one posting a week (with luck!) and the few questions raised remained without answer...
    Eventually the forum was closed. At least it was decided to preserve the postings in read only mode so they will not be lost, but this forum is definitely dead (like the parrot in "Monty Pythons Flying Circus").

    Of course many of us may feel to have less time for the hobby besides the family, the profession and other tasks (just the situation with me since I've become a grandfather) and probably most technical questions are cleared. Nevertheless the forum remains a site for communication for various themes and if there are no technical questions left, why e.g. not posting some pictures of model shows or other events? There is no need to do that exclusively on facebook...

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    Post  salmon on Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:17 pm

    I am not defending the lack of postings, but summer time you see a decline because people are busy or hopefully sailing. I do not think all the technical engineering has been talked about, but even the mundane repeated is a good thing!

    "Used it or lose it" is a motto that is appropriate.

    If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.
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    Post  david f on Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:37 pm

    I agree. Most Forums are quiet at the moment. We are out painting and "wet and drying" our models or watching Andy Murray lose (sob, gasp!)

    And there is another side to any Forum, the people who come on here and find out what they need to know with no fuss and bother i.e. The viewers.

    The following put some numbers to the "most viewed topics" on the  thing on your right of the screen.

    "Rank"    "Number of views"    "Topic"

    1         10230            Piston Ballast Systems  
    2         10123            Engel U177 IX D2  
    3         10106            Moebius Skipjack  
    4         9130             Pingers and Hydrophones  
    5         8658             CSS PIONEER  
    6         7905             John Robinson's huge Gato...  
    7         7604             More AMS archive pics...  
    8         6930             CSS HUNLEY  
    9         6212            Models By Design Biber build up...  
    10       5447             Skipjack.part 2  

    Big numbers so it is also a case of "Viewed it and found it."


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