4th National Warship Weekend

June 27, 2011

It’s that time again when one of the largest armadas in the model world descend upon the waters of Queens Park.  Yes that’s right its another National Warship Weekend, the 4th consecutive event to be hosted by Glasgow South Ship Modellers Society.  This prestigious event has grown year on year and now represents one of the largest outdoor model boating events held in Scotland.  This year we intend to build upon the success of previous years with an even greater display both on and off the water, extensive prizes  including a 1/72 scale Corvette,   2.4ghz radio set and much much more.   If that’s not enough we have also introduced a micro cinema where you can see some classic film while you enjoy some great hospitality and a wee cup of tea.

GSSMS on Day two of National Warship Weekend during set up

Queens Park is located on the South side of Glasgow with the clubhouse and pond clearly visible from Pollokshaws Road. Entrance to the show can also be gained from Pollokshaws Road either through the entrance at Queens Square or via the entrance at GOALS.  GOALS have kindly made their facilities available to us and here you can enjoy comfortable toilet facilities and if the need arises a nice cold pint at the Bar.  There is ample parking around the Park in the surrounding streets.  Parking with in the park is limited to exhibitors and disabled parking although this may be dependent upon the prevailing weather conditions and the firmness of the ground on the verge next to the pond.  For anyone traveling long distances you will be glad to know that Glasgow is awash with relatively cheap good quality accommodation. Accommodation can be sourced from as little as £12 per night per person (based on 3 sharing). Etap hotel Springfield Quay, Glasgow is little more than 2.5 miles from Queens Park and less than 0.5 miles from the Glasgow City Centre.  Alternatively you can locate and book through Booking.com.

Plan of area surronding pond

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Federation Regatta

June 20, 2011

Spent the day at the Federation Regatta hosted by Greenock MBC on Sunday June 11th.  Arrived about 11am with the Treasurer of Glasgow Richmond MBC where we were swiftly guided into our parking space by the Greenock clubs junior members dawning high-viz vests and walkie  talkies.   As we unpacked our boats (in my case my T34 tank) and headed up to the show it became apparent that the Greenock boys (n lassies) had gone all out to put on a show for everyone to remember.  At first we were presented with a row of gazebos at one end of the clubhouse and then another row of at the other end.  The static display had a mix of boats with one tank thrown in.  On the water there was the usual mix of free sailing and competitions to keep everyone entertained.

A slight deviation from most other Greenock shows was the distinct lack of a sinking ship unlike in previous years as this video shows:

All I can say is well done Greenock.  You done a good job taking on the responsibility of hosting the Federation Regatta

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Cadma Show Doncaster

June 19, 2011

On June 11/12th two of our newest members (Nick & Bry) took a display to the Cadma Show Doncaster on behalf of ModelwarshipsUK/Help4 Heroes and GSSMS. If that wasn’t enough the lads also won the Best Display Trophy as well as two other awards on the day. Well done! For anyone who made enquiries with regards to GSSMS sailing times we meet every Sunday from 1 till the last man goes home and every Tuesday from 6pm during the summer months.

…See you at NWW looking forward to some good jokes and craik and winning the sailing event…..LOL


US Navy versus Spanish Coastal Services

June 13, 2011

I just had to share this with you all