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  1. An updated BBC report of the vandalisum https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-48348512 Just a note , some papers have been "emphasising" the maleness of railway Modelling. One of the clubs that had a layout destroyed was St Neots MRC, whose Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Exhibition Manager are..... All women.. We have several women in Broadland MRC.
  2. I could do that on the base of the keel on my mini sailiing keelboat...
  3. One of the traders has now totalled up and he has damage in excess of £20,000 (many years of display models destroyed)
  4. Not in the Outer Hebridies, from having BBC1 405 line badly. They got colour, 625 line, BBC2, ITV, and Channel 4 all at the same time... about 1981
  5. There is nothing official about a name. Tell the Broads Authority the new name when you register your ownership. Tell your insurer when you get the insurance. Change the name on the boat when you get the chance.
  6. The last time I looked the club had appealed for £500 pounds and have so far generated.... £87,000 including £10,000 from Sir Rod Stewart .(who has 2 model railways 1 in the USA and 1 in the UK), £5000 from https://www.miniatur-wunderland.com/ many other clubs, modellers and widows of Modellers. The Club now have a major headache sorting out the distribution of money,. Many clubs like ours Broadland Model Railway club have contributed. Although most clubs are run on a shoestring, Half the profits from our own show at Aylsham go to the Aylsham ladies (Formerly Aylsham British Legion ladies section) who run the tea bar for us at the show and that gets distributed to charity. Shows themsleves are reducing partly because halls are getting more expensive to hire. Our own Show at Aylsham in October, couldn't go on without the sponsorship of the Bure Valley Railway which effectively pays for the hall. Also partly because of ageing membership, clubs are struggling. This year the Waveny and District Model railway club have had to cancel their well regarded show at st Felix Schoolo after 30 years running, because the club members consider themselves no longer up to the task . This is why we have our own open day at Hoveton on Sunday, it's to try to gain more members. There is a lot of effort in running a show, BMRC is already looking at layouts for the 2021 show and we haven't had 2019s show yet (it's on the 5th of October). The Show committee have to chose a selection of layouts from childrens Thomas come and play, to fine scale modelling, from micro layouts to very large and try to get a good balance of styles. Qualified First Aiders, Pat testing, layout recruiment, Tea Bar, electrical supplies. all need sorting. The Night before our show we clear 100 chairs and a stage from the hall, mark out the floor plan for each layout and traders place, providing tables and chairs as required. Our own layouts, any local traders and visiting layouts may chose to come in with the last being around 20:00. Then the morning of the show, it's all hands to getting the rest of the traders and layouts in from 07:00 till opening at 10:00. 16 :00 close of show. Help all the layouts and traders out, remove all the markers from the floor and electrical supplies. Hoover up, relay all the chairs and stage. Take our own layouts, tables and equipment back to the MRC. During the next week, clear the "wreakage" from the club floor where everything has been dumped. De brief meeting.. Start planning on the next years show,... and get on with some modelling..
  7. A keel resists in the water side ways push of the air against the sails . I won't go further than that as the maths of it are frightening to me.. Note you almost never sail with the sails dead on the centre line, just with the back end of the sail out away from the wind a little. Getting that angle right gives you the forward propulsion when close hauled. "CLOSE HAULED" with the sail as near to the centre of the boat as possible while still sailing forward.. This is the most used position of sails on a river when sailing into the wind, If the wind is straight down the river towards you. You gradually get pushed towards one bank as you go forward. This is where the skill comes in. Getting the angle of the sail, and the boat right for best progress against the wind. If you hold on to that too long, you either end up stalling the boat with the sail flapping about over fore and aft, because you've tried to avoid hitting the bank with boat side or keel depending on depth. OR you hit the bank. both of which may cause damage but will stop your forward progression. A good sailer will judge it correctly and tack (TACK= wind passing through dead ahead to the other side of the boat) just before either stalling or hitting the bank occurs. At this point you confuse the mafi's by crossing the river in front of them..and then you do the same when you get to the other side of the river. If the wind is not dead ahead, then the mainsail can be further out allowing you to sail straight down the river, however you are continually adjusting the sail and rudder to maintain speed as the Wind angle changes, as the river bends and to avoid other boats who may have right of way over you. You may have to Gybe, Gybe is the wind changing from one side to the other across the back of the boat as you change direction. This can be quite hair raising , as the boom may swing violently from one side to the other with a crash..don't get your head in the way of it occuring.. And finally. now I've bored you to tears, may I suggest coming to our Next open day at Horning Sailing club which will be early May next year, probably in conjunction with the Horning Boat Show. The club will take you out for free, on an experience sail of half an hour ish up and down the river..
  8. But ideally you realy want something a lot smoother like these,, the numbers being the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (American ) who ran lots of aero dynamic tests to produce the best shapes. NACA 0012 being the general use best shape for boats according to most authorities. 12 being 12% thick compare to the fore and aft length. The top one on this drawing being NACA 10
  9. Dinghies often have a drop keel but without the bulb on the bottom. as they are proportionately smaller and can lift their keel easily to remove weed or clear and obstruction. Hydrodynamics, they should be like a double sided Aircraft wing, as aircraft have wings hold you up, where boat keels produce forward motion against water on both tacks. these are from an explanation on keel shapes for dinghy drop keels 1 being the worst shape, 4 being the best of those shown.
  10. Here is an image of a modern drop keel, totally unsuitable for the broads too deep and weed would catch round the bulb .
  11. Here is one version of a swing keel, they have the advantage if you hit something they swing up without damage.
  12. A fixed keel on most broads boats looks something like this.. note Broad boats "fin Keels " tend to be longer fore and aft and shorter vertically due the the need to keep them less than about 3ft 6 inches.
  13. I forgot to mention Accompanied under 12s free entry. Concessions £2...
  14. Looks like you won't have much trouble... from the NSBA Green book. The below is what I believe the clubs would like you to do, Please, if you see sailing boats. On Barton and Wroxham broads keep round the edges ( the deep water side of any marker posts) Horning keep right and slow through the sailing particularly the Thursday junior training. Hickling stick to the deep water channel most of the racing is outside that. The other places I don't know I ain't been there(for sailing) 19 Mon Aug *WOBYC - Oulton Week ........................................................Oulton Broad* NPC -Junior Week..................................................................Barton Broad sunrise 4:45 sunset 19:10 20 Tue Aug *WOBYC - Oulton Week .........................................................Oulton Broad* NPC -Junior Week..................................................................Barton Broad HBSC - T Sail 1700hrs ...........................................................Hickling Broad sunrise 4:47 sunset 19:08 21 Wed Aug *WOBYC - Oulton Week ...........................................................Oulton Broad* NBYC - Evening Sailing ............................................................Wroxham Broad NPC -Junior Week................................................................. .Barton Broad HBSC - Evening club racing-1915hrs start...............................Hickling Broad RBSC - Wednesday Evening Series.................. .........................Rollesby Broad sunrise 4:48 sunset 19:06 22 Thu Aug *WOBYC - Oulton Week ............................................................Oulton Broad* HSC -Evening training ...............................................................Horning NPC -Junior Week..................................................................Barton Broad sunrise 4:50 sunset 19:04 23 Fri Aug *WOBYC - Oulton Week .........................................................Oulton Broad* NPC -Junior Week..................................................................Barton Broad sunrise 4:52 sunset 19:02 Last Quarter 24 Sat Aug BASC - Series C Club Racing .................................................................................Beccles WOBYC - Summer Series racing - Programme A..............Oulton Broad NRSC - Regatta at NBYC .....................................................Wroxham Broad HSC - Sundown Series - river...............................................Horning *NPC - Open Regatta..........................................................Barton Broad* HBSC - Training Day...........................................................Hickling Broad RNSYC - Ribsters Day.........................................................Lowestoft sunrise 4:53 sunset 19:
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