Richmond Model Boat
Club is proud to be here for the seventh year supporting
Days at Rosyth.
The club was founded in 1984 when a group of model boat builders, with
a common and special interest in model warships, met together at
Richmond Park near Shawfield stadium in Glasgow. Now the club is the
biggest in Scotland with over 70 members, ranging in age from juniors
of 11, up to seniors of over 75.
Similarly, the background, occupation and interests of the members are
wide and varied, from schoolboys to technicians, from directors to
retired school teachers, from engineers to architects. We also have
several very skilled and active lady members who`s sailing skills are
This vast range of skills and experience has brought an
variety of specialist skills and knowledge to the club, all of which
keeps the club active and growing.
The club can display over 100 models :mainly warships, but with a fair
number of merchant
lifeboats, tugs and special purpose vessels. In addition to a
variety of scales of construction, members have built models
in different time periods, for example, we can display the
HMS Illustrious complete with escort and support group to one-eighth of
an inch to one foot scale.
We can also display similar task groups of contemporary ships in 1/64th
and 1/72nd scales. Likewise the club has groups of world war two
vessels, groups of first world war ships and we have a range of
from countries like France, Holland and Germany.
In the spirit of Glasnost, we are assembling a growing group
Russian ships, in direct competition we also have a fleet of U.S. naval
ships which will, next year, be centred around a modern aircraft
carrier, 11ft six inches long.
The club is in great demand at many displays throughout the year, a
speciality of our presentation are the "mini-battles" using
livemissiles and explosives. These displays are for charities or at the
request of the local councils. Our own main regatta and display at
Richmond Park is to help raise funds for the RNLI. This year we will be
appearing at the Plymouth Navy Days for the first time.
the club is busy and active, we are always delighted to
new members who will find help and advice freely available. If you have
an interest in model boats, come and see us on Wednesday evenings or
Sunday afternoons at Richmond Park, Glasgow, or telephone the chairman
Jim Paxton, on 041 123 4567