Llanyrafon Lake Cwmbran
The lake is now fully open including the Cafe. The silt pond is fenced off and it was noted that it is quite silted up particularly at the cafe end. Needs cleaning out. May be due to the logging activities
A good day was had by all with approx 12 members turning up with a good variety of boats. The winds were light but it was observed that sailing was now possible in the absence of the trees. I think it would have been difficult if they were still there so a positive outcome.
Fishing is under new management (Crow Valley Anglers) but only one appeared mid morning. It remains to be seen how the new set up will operate
It was good to see the reopening of the lake supported by members
HAPPY SAILING and STAY SAFE
Corona Virus Restrictions are still in force Please observe them.
South West Ship Show 11th Sept 2021
We are invited to this event once again. Can I have an indication from members who woul like to take part in the ship show? This excellent event was cancelled last year but we did take part previously.
As it clashes with our OPEN DAY we will change our date to the previous week 5th Sept 2021 It is posted in Diary of planned events
Minutes of this years AGM are under the heading Annual General Meetings on this website
Thanks to all who helped by voting
Subscriptions are also due on that date ref Treasurers report cheques should be made out to Cwmbran Modelling Society and sent to Peter Newsome
Please note the Home page note ref Closure of the Llanyrafon Lake at Cwmbran due to urgent Tree felling Work
Assuming Coronavirus restrictions are eased abuot that time, we can always use Keeper's pond,
for those with itchy radio control thumbs!
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 taking 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 in part due to ill health
We are all frustrated by inability to "float our boats" due to lockdown. I know that many of you are building new models or modifying/repairing existing ones.
Personally I have built a New Club 500 model yet to try it! and am still building the Bautier from the Traplet plans. Club 500 report they are very busy at present despite difficulties in getting mouldings produced due to their manufacturer giving priority to Medical masks/visors! However they are getting supplies albeit slowly.
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
On the subject of BATTERIES I note that Stationary shop Rymans have very good offers on AA and AAA bateries as does Screwfix at present.
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: 05-04-2021