Info Just received on 13th April 2020

The following 6 boats were stolen from the home of a member of Blackburn & District Model Boat Club on Thursday night, 8 April 2020. They are all painted and running (built by their 86 year old owner) and sailed regularly.

Billings no. 534 “Boulogne Etaples” fishing boat

Mountfleet “Highlander” puffer 1/24 scale

Billings no. BB588 “African Queen” riverboat

Artisania Latina no. 20403 “Helen” fishing boat named “Olwen”

Panart no. 730 Venice motor boat

Pusher tug built fromModel Boats magazine plan

Also four Planet and one Futaba transmitters

If you are offered any of these, or have any information on their whereabouts, please email the Blackburn Club at or text or ring the Club chairman Chris Taylor on 07952 544970

What not to buy , See George Barnes for  buying tips, On how to convert a plant pot.


Plant pot Converted to planter, Nice work George.

 The finished item One year later .


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