At our home waters in Cwmbran, all are welcome to come along and enjoy the marine models on the water and join in with the members friendly banter
Hi Fellow Enthusiasts/Modellers
Cwmbran Boating Lake Access
A note of information Torfaen Council have issued a notice of Closure of the Lake due to urgent tree felling works The lake will be closed for access from 27th February to 6th March.
This is because the conifer trees alongside the Railway line are now in a dangerous state for the railway line. They have to be removed. There will be heavy machinery in place and felled trees will have to be logged and chipped to dispose of them. They cannot use chainsaws to fell them.
Ultimately this may delay our being able to return to sailing again but it will be worth it as we will benefit from the windbreak effect the trees have so we should get better sailing conditions.
In the meantime we can always use keeper's pond when the coronavirus restrictions ease.
Cwmbran Boating Lake - Coronavirus
Wales goes into Tier 4 so we are locked down.
In view of this we will have to suspend activity at the Llanyrafon Lake Cwmbran until the lockdown is lifted. It is with regret that the Comittee have to make this decision but we have no alternative. This takes place with immediate effect.
Stay safe and looking forward to better news in the new year.
In the meantime Season's Greetings and best wishes to all our members hoping for a better future
AGM February 15th 2021
Minutes for this are published under the heading Annual General Meetings
The meeting at the white Hut is still cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions
Thank you all at this difficult time I look forward to seeing you all again as soon as restrictions are lifted
I will communicate through this website when Llanayafon Lake and White Hut are available again
All the Best and Stay Safe
Coronavirus/ Monthly meetings
White Hut meetings are suspended indefinitely. Pending direction from Torfaen Council
I welcome any emails/phone calls from members with any questions. These are also on website.
Wishing all members past and present good health. Stay safe.
Sedgemoor Model Boat Club
South West Ship Show
This event has now been cancelled until next year whereupon we will recieve another invitation.
As I understand it the venue organisers have cancelled the booking so there has been no alternative but to cancel until next year
WARWICK International Modelling Exhibition
As promised I have enquired about our involvment this year. I have received a reply but the show is Full at present. However we have been placed on a waiting list so we may hear further as the show is a long way off. Fingers crossed. At least we are on the show organiser's Radar ! Good to know the show is being well supported.
I am awaiting details of local club Open Days and will publish as soon as I know
Chairman's Competition Night
The 2019 competition was held at the white hut as usual. There were 25 entries in all somewhat less than in previous years. However these were all good quality entries.
There were FOUR Classes this year with an award for the best in class. In addition there was an award for the best overall entry overall across all the classes. THE CHAIRMAN'S CUP. The runner up across all classes being aarewarded the COMPETITION SHIELD
CHAIRMAN'S CUP was awarded to Clare Beddis for Titanic
COMPETITION SHIELD was awarded to Troy Beddis for Steam Launch Clare
Class One Scratch built Marine Models: was awarded to Pete Newsome for HMS Falcon (aircraft carrier}
Class Two Kit build Marine Models was awarded to Adrian K for Bella
Class Three Almost ready to run Marine Models was awarded to Peter Rutsch for Marignan (Fishing Trawler}
Class Four Sail Marine Models was awarded to John Durose for Sailing Yacht The Bluebottle.
OPEN DAY Competition
Peter Sully Cup was won by Rick Longford for his Schooner
Slow speed scale shield was won by Mike Busson for Police Launch
Power speed shield was won by Peter Rutsch for Flying Christine 3
Sail shield was won by Eric Ivins for his Red Sails Schooner
The Awards along with the award winners for our Open Day will be presented at the Presentation Night at the White Hut on Monday 18th November 2019 our last meeting of the year. Usually accompanied by a light buffet for which donations (of food) would be appreciated.
Would all last year's award recipients please return their trophies prior to this date to one of the officers
There of course a number of new trophies this year
A BIG Thank you to all who took part in all the competitions on Open Day and all the entrants for the Chairman's Competition.
Could all of the winners please bring their winning entries along to the Presentation Night for all to see.
OPEN DAY 2019 8th Sept
Well last year I reported that the Open Day 2018 was probably our best yet.
I think we exceeded that this year easily.
A BIG THANK YOU to all our members who took part and helped to make it a success.
Also another BiG THANK YOU to all the visiting clubs who contributed in no small way to the spectacle and success of the show.
Margam Park Including their Have a Go Boats
Sedgemoor ( Lucinda Dragon)
Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club
Bernard from Thornbury with his IC Boat which was towed behind an R/C all Terrain vehicle
Also the trader whose name escapes me at present - sorry!
All deserve a mention
I believe Eugene counted some 150 or so models on display. Wonderfull.
There were many appreciative comments from the public visitors to the show. Also the Cafe seemed to be doing a roaring trade judging from the long queues.(not a criticism ! )
The informal race with the Sailing boats around the island was also a nice new addition
Thanks to Mike who arranged the starting gate bouys
Society Club Chaiman's Competition OCT 21st
Members are invited to take part in thsi competition
The Classes are;
CLASS ONE Scratch Built Marine Models
CLASS TWO Kit build Marine Models
CLASS THREE Almost ready to run Marine Models
CLASS FOUR Sail powered Marine Models ( a new category this ye
Please note new information on Diary of Planned Events
Wednesday sail times for club members has been reset to a 12.30 pm start
I hope the information you find on our web pages will be of use to you, as we are a Marine Modelling Club set up by its members for all of its members and members of the public to view our models at lakeside and to join in and enjoy our hobby activities. As the club is open to all sorts of Marine Craft (NO IC Engines allowed) we have usually on display on the park lake waters and silt ponds, Sunday Mornings and Wednesday afternoons, a variety of marine craft sailing on the surface and below it.
There is usually a lot of friendly banter being exchanged along with technical information at our informal meetings at lakeside.
The Open Day and Chairperson Competition that the club run this year allowing models to be entered irrespective of the amount of work each society member had put into the completion of their model. This allowed every member the chance to enter a model or two. The enfaces today in the society is not being on the member’s capability in the modelling making department as was in the past, but on the owners enjoyment of their own marine craft. Those that have no modelling experience have been helped along the way by other members with the required knowledge to help them. It’s nice today to see some of those modelling novices now handing on their knowledge they have picked up with their time with the club to the newer and some older club members.
We have a new list of club members that have managed to pick up the Society's Trophies, Updated pictures taken of our Chair comp. Open Day Comp. have been added to our picture gallery, old pictures removed.
New on our WEB Pages
- Update to Club Night Lists - Please note that Meetings now start at 7.00pm
- New promotion page for Society Open Day event
- Extra page added to supply important information on forth coming events of interest to Society Members.
Last Modified on: 21-02-2021