Results of GSSMS AGM

November 26, 2012

Hi all.  Sorry its been a while since I last posted a news article in the site it been a busy time with commitments other than the club.  Hopefully this will change with the latest committee members taking up their positions as of the 25th Nov 2012.  I know you will be bursting to hear who has been elected into what position for the coming year.

  • Kim MacLean ———- Chairperson
  • Leonard Clarke ——– Vice chair
  • Treasurer ————— Vacant
  • Kim MacLean ———-(acting) Secretary
  • Robert Gorman ——– Competition Organiser

I hope you will join me in wishing the new committee the best in their new positions and if you have any any questions (or wish to discuss any club issues) then please don’t hesitate in contacting them.



AGM Sunday 4th December

November 23, 2011

Please note that the clubs AGM has been moved to the 1st week in December rather than the last week in November.  Notification of this change shall also be posted to members with details of venue and times.  Minutes will be distributed on the day.

Holiday Snaps From the Caledonian Canal

August 15, 2011

These images are of a Trent Class Life Boat on its way along the Caledonian Canal making its way from Loch Lochy to Loch Eil via Neptune’s Staircase.  From there the crew would have to navigate their way through Loch Linnihe, the Firth of Lorn before hitting the Sound of Luing and onto the Sound of Jura.  After that it had to make its way through the Crinan Canal and onto Loch Fyne and eventually onto Troon Lifeboat Station to provide service as a relief boat.

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Queens Park Annual Regatta

August 15, 2011

After some relaxation time following the National Warship Weekend members of GSSMS got down to setting up the annual model boat regatta on Sunday 14th August.  Initial set up was as always hectic, but as the models are laid out on the tables to make up the static display stress levels begin to drop.  This is always the worrying bit as things move so fast and members worry about the damage that could potentially occur to their models during setup.   As it happened all went well.

I wish I could say the same of the weather though as the outlook was looking bleak with occasional heavy showers forecast.  The first shower came down just before the start of the show at 12 o’clock and this was followed by intermittent showers through out the rest of the day.  The good thing about it was that it didn’t put that many people of from visiting from as far as Greenock and Edinburgh.  The hands on boats proved to be very popular with over 50 visitors having a go and two of them showing an interest in becoming members.  As the day progressed some old faces from the past dropped in to say hello and as always were given a very warm welcome by everyone.

Thank you to everyone who helped out  on the day

Tk max

August 13, 2011


Only at TK MAX could you find a collection of very well constructed fast Italian motor launches.  The models are approximately 70cm long by 26cm wide.  Each model has an excellent wood finish and leather or faux leather upholstery in the cockpits.  Unfortunately I didn’t look close enough to see how easy they would be to convert to radio control but they certainly did look as thought there would be plenty of room if one wished to do so.   The quality of workmanship is obviously reflected in the price £250.00 so not cheap.  Also in stock if the motor launches are to expensive are less well crafted models of HMS Victory and a Titanic and the Olympic.  Well worth a perusal.