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Top model boats sail on Talkin Tarn

Carlisle's Model Boat Club has hosted a fun day to show off some of its member's greatest vessels.

More than sixty models were on display at Talkin Tarn near Brampton, many of them exact replicas of some of the world's most recognisable ships.

People there were given the chance to have a go at sailing some of the radio controlled models, as a way of encouraging new members to join.

"Some people like to build their boats from scratch. That might take them a year or two to complete. Others buy ready to run boats which you can buy from model shops on the internet and just enjoy sailing them, not so much the building. Model boating isn't just about making boats It's about being out here on a nice day with your friends and having some fun."

– Michael Sumner, Chairman, Carlisle Model Boat Club