I haven't been around for AGES. ( nearly two years) I was working in a model shop and when it shut down I had a bit of a hiatus from modelling, I have actually been restoring motorbikes (one of my other hobbies)
Anyway, the summer is here, my son who is now 7 has been pestering me to get his model boat out, so I thought I would pop in and say hi, see who was about.
A couple of hours fettling got his rc motorboat working. (we used it in the sea, where it was awesome, last time we went to Cornwall but the salt was not kind to the screws and propshaft).
Quick question, not sure if there is anyone from my area still on here (Newport, South Wales). There is a Model boat club in Cwmbran, I want to go along with my son and try the boat out. The club only meets on a Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoon, no use to us at all.
Is there any reason why I cannot go along and sail in the lake at other times without being a member? As far as I am aware, it is a public park, with a lake provided for model boating. Obviously club membership gets use of facilities including club house and peg boards etc, but if I am the only person there there is no need for a peg board.
There are two lakes, a big one the club uses normally, and a small shallow pond which is where I would sail. Basically I don't want to turn up for a bit of fun with my young son, then be told off by a club member who happened to be there for using their facilities?
Just not sure on the legal standing of the lake?
Anyway, nice to be back. I'll have a look at the site and see what's been going on.