Goole Model Boat Club
A new page for when we hold events away from the club
Starting the new year off in 2016 we made an appearance at the local hobbies exhibition in Goole.
this is a regular event which gives us a chance to show the public what we do , and we also get chance to show off
our hard work which we put into our models. Although we have a healthy membership turnout was not so good with about 12 members attending with some of them just passing through.
But for those who did attend and help set up our stall and provide a great display of models “thank you”.
With what could be the largest stall in the exhibition we put on an impressive display with some new builds as well as old favorites.with boats ranging from springers to pilot boats, speed boats,fishing boats and tugs as well as a new lighthouse for our harbour , and a duck
A fleet of springers lined one end of the tables from David Hamer and Darran Newman.
In there is Darran Newmans Little Shuva which is based onthe full sized tug that operates in the docks at Goole assisting the commercial marine traffic on the docks.
Our display board give’s a breif history of the club, although some of the photos could do with some new stickies.
As well as the display boards we also had our very own DVD showing the club’s boats in still’s and video, and some more recent photos and videos projected onto a large screen.
Pictured above is Ted Holmes with his beautifull model of Blubird, which i believe the full sized vessel was built here at Goole.
Looking happy is Clive Acaster and Pete Shiply, which i am not suprised as in the fore ground is the Rotary club cup which was presented to us for the best stall. And below is Darran Newman also looking very happy as the day turned out to be a success.
It was 2011 when we won the cup last and all the work members have put in to this years stall have paid off, so with that a big thankyou and heres to next year.
On the 18th and 19th of July we presented the club at the Yorkshire waterways museum anual event “Folksail”, This event is held every year and as the name sugests its a mixture of folk (music) and sailing craft. We contributed to the entertainment by putting up a portable pool (4 ladders and a tarp) and a display of some of our models, there were also have-a-go-boats on the water(supplied by Mr & Mrs Jones and Dave Hamer) for those wanting to chase the rubber ducks around. Both days were popular with members and the public enjoying the entertainment provided by ourselves and the other guests including the rowdy Whitherensea Pirates. Of course someone had to get into the pool during the event and this time it was the turn of Sean , our local photographer getting in on the event for the local paper, and although the weather on Saturday was warm the water certanly was not.
A big thank you to all those who attended, contributed and helped set up and tidy up after, which included the big wave when all the water is released from the pool.
On the 6-7th of June we visited the Conisbrough and District Model Ascociation C.A.D.M.A , which was held at the Deaf school opposit the race course in Doncaster.
We were allocated 8ft of table space just off the center of the hall and together with the Vintage Model Yacht Group we had almost the full width of the hall, with our tables derssed in blue we had a number of vessels on display.
Gareth and Elizabeth Jones put on a full display of their vintage yachts, as well as Gareths trawler along with a barge under constructionand the more unusual hippo which is based on the nessie drive unit.
Darran Newman showed us the new tom pudding pans for the club (still based on polystyreen) along with his Sea Helper and Little Shuva, he also brought along a springer (under construction) with a bevel geared drive system, which he and Dave Hamer have been working on, and the top which is loosely based on a pudding tug.
The stand as also graced with Ted Holmes new build of Bluebird which was constructed at Goole and two from Partic Rew which arrived after the pictures were taken.