Cwmbran Modelling Society

Secretary's Notes

Hi All 

Llanyrafon Lake Cwmbran

The lakes are now fully open including the Cafe and welfare facilities. It was noted that the Silt pond is quite silted up particularly at the cafe end perhaps a regime can be put in place to carry out cleaning.

Fishing is under new management (Crow Valley Anglers) and it is good to see that generally the fisher foke are more acceptant of RC models on the water. Cooperation is the key factor for a smooth existence and use of the lakes.

HAPPY SAILING and STAY SAFE

Coronavirus restrictions are still in force. Please observe

Shows

Warwick show cancelled

Blackpool still ON 

Shopping

Hope you all staying Safe during these difficult times. Just a few thoughts in talking to various members over the last few months.

There are number of Model making concerns who have decided to throw in the towel and give up trading, some due to retirement others due to financial difficulties, eg Model Slipway, Model Dockyard and Speedline.This will be a blow to Lifeboat modellers as all three had offerings in this area. as well as others.

Abergavenny Model Shop has ceased trading due to ill health 

SLEC seem to be busy at this time as are Cornwall Model Boats.

Nylet Sails are extremely busy despite a recent problem with their website going down resulting some forums declaring they had ceased. I can vouch for their still being in action and have an order book delay of some three months due to so many orders, one of which is mine!

PJ Sails are also busy

Robbe a German KIt maker have been taken over by Krick and in turn Krick has also launched Romarin who are selling some of the old Robbe designs albeit with modifications

Component Shop report they are extremely busy as do Howes Models, Nexus Models and Alfs models

More locally Model Boat Fittings is also doing OK

Charging

In these days of inactivity of our boats. PLease don't forget to ensure your batteries are kept fully charged on a regular basis. They will deteriorate through lack of use and loose charge. If left uncharged some may not recharge again particularly LiPo batteries but this can also affect NiMh and NiCd batteries. Some chargers have the facility to discharge the battery in a controlled manner before recharging thus simulating artificial use This also applies to the rechargeable batteries in Transmitters

I hope these musings are of some use to club members . If you have any further information that you think may be useful to other members , please email me and I can include it.


Last Modified on: 07-09-2021