East Kilbride Model Boat Club
45 years of Model Ship Construction
Boats on Strathaven Boating Pond


The sites and companies listed below are ones that have been recommended by club members and is by no means a definitive list. If you think there is a company worthy of inclusion please forward details to the Web Master, equally if feel a company is failing to come up to standard tell us and we will consider removing it from the links.

The links cover the following categories.

Model Dealers

Company Description
Westbourne Models http://www.westbourne-model.co.uk/ Good all round model shop. Website actually gives dimensions of ships fittings. Good mail order service
Howes Models http://www.howesmodels.co.uk Good general Model Shop for radio control and general items.
Scoonies Models http://www.scoonie-hobbies.co.uk/ Good all rounder. Excellent mail order service. Gives some dimensions of fittings on web site
Cornwall Models www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk Good all rounder excellent web site god delivery service
Paisley Model Centre www.paisleymodelcentre.co.uk General model dealer has boat kits, radio gear and boat fittings etc poor web site. Does mail order.

Material Suppliers

Company Description
Lees www.leespring.com/uk_index.asp? Springs very small to very large.
Paddle wheels fixed 100mm Dia. to 140mm Dia.
Inwood Models http://www.inwoodmodels.co.uk/ Good for wood. Complete listing on their web site. Good mail order service.
EMA model Supplies
Good for plastics, styrene, Abs and Adhesives etc. Plenty of bits and pieces
Ships Fittings specialist
For all your meccano bits, wheels, spring belts, and pulleys etc
Model fixings
Machine Screws in small sizes etcAlso bearings etc.
Chronos Ltd
Machine tool suppliers
Prop Shop http://www.britnett.net/propshop/ Ships' propellers specialist
Crafty Computer Paper http://www.craftycomputerpaper.co.uk Decal Paper enables you to make your own decals on Inkjet Printers.
Squires Models & Craft Tools
Tel:- 01243 842424
Fax:-01243 842525
E-mail sales@squirestools.com
All sorts of bits and pieces. Will send you a free catalogue
G T Sitek www.gsitek-props.co.uk Scale brass propellers also manufacture prop shafts

Electronic Suppliers

Company Description
Rapid Electronics www.rapidonline.com/ Good source for relays components etc and the “hard to get”.
Electronize http://www.electronize.co.uk Speed controllers and electric motors. Good mail order service.
Speed controllers, motors, and batteries etc. No online shop
Astec Models http://www.astecmodels.co.uk/ Electronic Specialists
Servo Shop http://www.servoshop.co.uk/ Good for servos, and radio gear. Also do motors etc.
Component shop http://www.component-shop.co.uk/ Electrical components, batteries, motors etc.
Action Electronics
Speed controllers switchers etc
Hunter systems http://www.huntersystems.co.uk/ Electronic systems, flashers etc. Also general boating items.
Model power http://www.modelpower.co.uk/ All your electrical needs - battery packs to order, connectors etc. Good site.
Precision Miniature Motors www.precisionmicrodrives.com Small motors suitable for radar units see article in November 2008 marine modeller
Model Solutions of Canada www.modelsolutions.ca/index.htm Sound Systems for boats seem to work well.

Kit Manufacturers

Company Description
Clyde Model Boats http://www.clydemodelboats.co.uk/ Manufacturer of Model Paddle Steamer Kits feathering & non feathering paddle wheels all scales also model figures etc
Model Slipway http://www.modelslipway.com/ Mostly merchant ships
Kingston Mouldings http://www.kingstonmouldings.com/ All sorts of boat kits.
Deans Marine
All sorts of boat kits.
Metcalfe Mouldings
All sorts of boat kits
Fleetscale http://www.fleetscale.co.uk/system/ Naval ships
Caldercraft Kits
George Turner Models http://www.georgeturnermodels.com/ Also do figures in various scales.
Hovercraft Models http://www.hovercraftmodels.com/
Mobile Marine Models www.mobilemarinemodels.com Tug Boat Kits Fibreglass hulls supplies Motors and running gear separately good web site and service
Models by Design www.modelsbydesign.co.uk/ Glass fibre hulls manufacturer good web site and service.


Company Description
http://www.myhobbystore.com/ All sorts of plans.
John Lambert Plans
Naval Plans.
Paddlewheels & Props
American river sternwheelers & some tugs.
Sailing ship plans
Best Scale Plans
Sailing ship plans
http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/ Sternwheel paddle ships
The Model dockyard english/draw/index.htm http://www.modelyard.narod.ru/ Russian Ship Plans
Brown Ferguson & Sons
Sailing and modern ship plans
Glasgow University Archives http://www.gla.ac.uk/archives Very helpful. Phone them, and if they have it, they will get the builders drawings out & arrange printing at a price.

Steam Engines

Company Description
Forest Classics
All types of engines
Marten Howes Baylis
All types of engines
Stuart Models
All types of engines.