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Old Feb 20, 2014, 07:58 PM
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No doubt about it! good thing about having this bug is it can be more or less managed.

I like planes too.
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Old Mar 28, 2014, 12:56 PM
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Gold Cup Numbers?

Anyone out there know the background of the racing number system used on these boats and how high the numbers got? Particularly the "K" series of numbers that "Miss Severn" has.

I've looked at various Gold Cup and APBA websites but the history seems to only cover the winners.

Any comprehensive lists out there?
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Old May 16, 2014, 09:50 AM
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Miss on swiss lakes

Hello folks,
Thanks for all your posts, it helped me to build my miss, which is great on the lake.
I wait calm lake to see what speed she can take
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Old May 16, 2014, 09:52 AM
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Size of dolls

Do someone has experience which size of dolls is needed, as ken from baby is too tall ?
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Old May 16, 2014, 10:05 AM
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Hello folks,
Thanks for all your posts, it helped me to build my miss, which is great on the lake.
I wait calm lake to see what speed she can take
Very nice boat, you did an excellent job with it. What motor did you use? I don't know about dolls, I haven't put any in my boats, but I have seen many in other boats. Someone must know what to use. Thanks for your post.

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Old May 16, 2014, 11:16 AM
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Hello folks,
Thanks for all your posts, it helped me to build my miss, which is great on the lake.
I wait calm lake to see what speed she can take
Wow! Your boat looks great!


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Do someone has experience which size of dolls is needed, as ken from baby is too tall ?
for my 1/8th scale boats, I have a "Ferrier" (PN 530) made by Breyer, from their 'Breyer 8" action riders' series. They are sold in toy stores and are hopefully still around.

He's slightly on the heavy side but looks right in the boats.

A couple of old pictures of the Ferrier sitting in my Dumas Utility below.
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Very nice boat, you did an excellent job with it. What motor did you use? I don't know about dolls, I haven't put any in my boats, but I have seen many in other boats. Someone must know what to use. Thanks for your post.

Norm
I use the water cooled electro motor which was delivered as set for the miss from Frank
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Wow! Your boat looks great!




for my 1/8th scale boats, I have a "Ferrier" (PN 530) made by Breyer, from their 'Breyer 8" action riders' series. They are sold in toy stores and are hopefully still around.

He's slightly on the heavy side but looks right in the boats.

A couple of old pictures of the Ferrier sitting in my Dumas Utility below.

This is good news that we find some breyer. What is his body length? I will chck if they are abaiable in other part of the world
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This is good news that we find some breyer. What is his body length? I will chck if they are abaiable in other part of the world
Body length is 8in. / 203mm

...this works out to be 5'4" / 1.624m using 1/8th scale.


I would imagine that Breyer is sold in Europe or online.

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Body length is 8in. / 203mm

...this works out to be 5'4" / 1.624m using 1/8th scale.


I would imagine that Breyer is sold in Europe or online.

I just found an 8" male on Amazon, so it looks like they are available.

Great job on your boat!

Pete G.
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...it looks like they are available.
That is good to know!

Make sure if you are shopping/buying these online, that they are the 8" version.

Breyer also makes a 6" version (which works great for 1/12th scale) and perhaps other sizes as well.

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