G&DMBC – Collection of useful links

Model Building Links:
Alexander Engel Best known for ENGEL Submarines.
Bosun Model Boats Nice selection of semi Kits.
Club 500 Club 500 a low cost medium speed boat for one-class club racing.


Manufacturer of scale model ship semi-kits
JoTika Scale & Power Model Boats & Accessories.
Model Slipway Manufactures of Scale Model Boats & Accessories.
Macs Mouldings Supplier of Scale Model Accessories.
Marten, Howes & Baylis High quality kits for scale steam launches.
Metcalf Mouldings Hulls & Plans.
Mobile Marine Models Manufactures of Scale Model Tug Boats, Electric motors & Accessories.
Mountfleet Models Manufactures of nostalgic  Scale Model Boats .
Orion Molding’s A selection of fiberglass model boat hulls from Steamer’s to Fishing boats.
Riverside Models

Specialists in model Canal Boats and Inland Waterways Kits.

Speedline Models Ltd Best known for its range of model lifeboat kits.
Waverley Models (UK) Scale Model boats, fittings, crew figures, and other boat equipment
Hobby Shops and Supplies:
Cornwall Model Boats Large selection of model boat  kits,  model boat fittings, spares, tools etc
Component-Shop Batteries, Chargers, Leads ,Connectors, LED’s etc.
CuP Alloys Ltd Silver Solder and Brazing Material Specialists
Electronize Quality speed controllers and other Electronics.
Groves Batteries Excellent local source of batteries and chargers with friendly service.
GiantShark UK The most competitively priced, high-quality RC products available.
Horizon Hobby UK Supplier of all types of R/C models & home of Spektrum radio control.
Lead Shot Ballast Lead Sheet, Shot and Pellets for all ballast applications
Mtroniks Waterproof speed controllers from 10A to 40A.
Model fixings Threaded fixings such as cap screws and machine screws, to woodscrews.
Modelling Timbers A fine assortment of fixtures and fittings for discerning model makers.
Modelboatbits Nice high quality Model Boat components & Water – Jet Cutting service.
Model Soluitions of Canada Sound effects systems and radio interference suppression components.
Micro Gyros High quality speed controllers and submarine electronics .
Micron Radio Control Source for R/C electronics including Spektrum radio equipment.
Mikes Models West Midlands based Model Shop.
Minimum World Wide choice of dolls house furniture and Lighting
Prop Shop Propellers Good source of metal Propellers.
Scale Flags Scale Flags, Ensigns, Pennants, Decals Lettering.
SHG Models Suppliers of Scale Model Accessories.
Sitek Propellers High-quality scale brass propellers, propeller shafts etc
Spektrum 2.4Ghz Radios Spektrum radios the NEW Era of Radio Control.
Steam Master Unit An advanced and intelligent steam maker for most models.
Tower Hobbies A great USA based  supplier of all things R/C related.
Westbourne Model Centre Great shop with Excellent mail order service.
Yate Model Warehouse Local  stockists of model boat bits and building essentials
Club’s and Society’s:
World Model Boat Club Map A map of all things Model Boating, Clubs, Lakes, Events, Manufactures, etc
RC Groups World Club Map Another good map showing locations of R/C clubs around the world.
Cheltenham Society of Model Engineers All things steam train and engine related.
SW Association of Model Boat Clubs SWAMBC—representing many model clubs in the SW of England.
Solent Radio Control Model Boat Club A lovely site with lots of useful advice and photos.
Sub Committee All things submarine.
Information on Gloucester Docks Nice website for the docks by Hugh Conway-Jones
The Wharf House Restaurant Restaurant with rooms, Tea Rooms & Visitors Centre at Over basin
National Waterways Museum Based within the historic docks of Gloucester.
Gloucester City Council Via the council web site for Gloucester.
RNLI Rescue at sea.
Weather Forecast:
BBC Weather BBC Weather Forecast for the Gloucester and Over area
The Met Office Weather forecast for the Gloucester area.
Club Charities:
Hereford & Gloucester Canal Trust Restoration trust website for one of our sailing venues.
Knowledge Base:
Battery University Practical battery information to battery users.
Timing (Toothed) belt drive design Help with toothed  belt drive design. Centre distance and ratio Calculator.
Radio Controlled Boat


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