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    SLEC MR TOM, named Captain Tom.
    This is a model built from a small kit from SLEC it gives a lovely little boat at 16 inches long which when powered by a 400 on 6 volts readily gets on the plain. A nice kit to build and a lovely little boat to sail. Fitted with oversize rudder for use in steering competitions.
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    RIVER POLICE LAUNCH circa 1950
    METROPOLITAN POLICE THAMES DIVISION RIVER POLICE LAUNCH circa 1950 MODEL BUILT BY MICHAEL P TURPIN 2021 TO 1:12 SCALE FROM VINTAGE MODEL WORKS KIT At this scale, the model represents a launch measuring 30ft in length and 8ft 9” in the beam. It is one of the standard types as built by Tough Brothers of Teddington, employing the partially diagonal planking system which produces a lightweight but strong hull. The engine was of sufficient power to provide an efficient speed of 12 knots in the tidal waters in which it operates. The cabin and seating has been designed such that it is possible to keep an all-around look out whilst on patrol, as well as an open stern area capable for carrying equipment and the recovery of bodies from the water. Operating from their headquarters at Wapping, London the River Police are responsible for law and order on the river. Previous to 1964, they patrolled the Thames from Erith to Teddington but subsequently this range was changed to cover from Dartford Creek to Staines. The model has some construction differences. The hull is ply-sheeted and not planked, and has a box construction for the main internal space. The deck is planked using walnut, as are all its wooden fittings. All metalwork and above-deck fittings are scratch built, the spotlight illuminates and the mast head carries flashing red & blue lights. Power - Turnigy 3548 840KV out-runner brushless motor. Electronic Speed Controller – Hobbywing Quicrun 16BL 30 water cooled. Brass propeller -55 mm 3 blades. Battery pack - Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack. Radio –Flysky FS-I6X 10 channel. Main power switch is the steering wheel and has a dash board which is illuminated. The battery pack, which powers the main motor and the lights through a voltage reduction unit, is housed below the front panel Receiver, ESC and steering servo are all housed beneath the rear seat and back bulkhead.
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    The Freeman 22 was a luxurious cabin cruiser built for the holiday trade. It was moulded in glass fibre in a choice of colours and had an insulated superstructure, with a double berth and two single berths. It was powered by an in-board petrol engine. Length - 22ft Beam - 7ft 6ins Draft - 2ft Cruising speed - 8–9 knots Weight - 26cwt Engine - Ford 105 E watermota with a 2:1 reduction gear on a flexible drive The model of the Freeman 22 was a free plan given in the Model Boat magazine and was a project for my grandson who actively worked on all aspects of the build, the parts were all cut using a fret saw and trimmed with a sander and then built up on a building board. The hull is sheeted in ply as is the deck and superstructure. The hull was fibre glassed for additional strength and then painted using acrylic paints. Length – 23" Beam - 7" Power – MFA Como 457RE540/1 brushed motor Electronic Speed Controller – Viper Marine 15 Brass propeller 30 mm 3 blade Battery pack – NiMh 9.6 V 5000 mAH Radio - Turnigy Mini CH5 D/R
    Happy Hunter Ocean Going Tug:
    I've got the Happy Hunter as my Winter build! But, It looks as if it'll take more that 2 years to build! Which it's OK as I am looking forward to a long build! Stay tuned! Currently not under construction! Stand by:
    1/24 scale.VOSPER 72'-6" SERIES11-TYPE 2 M.T.B.#376.
    This is one of my many Allied Coastal Forces Model Boat Group models(11 in total.) that I have built and now sold. I was the founder member of the ALLIED COASTAL FORCES MODEL BOAT GROUP,formed in 1989 and for the first 3 years I was the only member,the story behind that, is the model club I was a member of at the time,when we went to shows they kept on insisting that I split up my models to different tables,amongst tugs,cabin cruisers and other non-coastal forces craft, I had 8 diff.MTB's/MGB's etc. at the time and a nice big sign +flags describing the C.F.M.B.G. Long story short,I left the club and all their pestering, and went to the shows as a seperate displayer...In 1992/3 I was being persued by the late great Mike Harding,he lived in Ware,a very good and great modeller,I had the honor of knowing this man,and to have him as my friend.) at every show I went too, he wanted to join the Group,so I agreed (at the last Greenwich Maritime show.) so together we could mount a display of 21 allied coastal forces craft, and later joined by John Lambert with his mass of reference material...We would attend with our models at the Coastal Forces Veterans meetings held in London, and listen to the stories of the boats they were on,and what they got up too in ww2. I will put more photos on of the other allied coastal forces in the next week or two😁😁😁 Happy sailing shipmates...
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    This L.C.M.-3(Landing Craft Mechanised) is a R.T.R. Made by TORRO MODELS, Complete with 6ch.TX +RX, just add battery, with working bow ramp,twin motors,ESC,servo's(3)and ready to take a 1/16 scale tank or as I have a 1/16 M-16 Multi-gun Motor carriage also R.T.R. working Model also made by TORRO MODELS...The L.C.M. is a very well made and detailed model,I added extra detail of life-rings,ID Markings,a sea-gull and a (Sea)Dog...This LCM is NOT a fictitious one(as stated in the article by the then editor, in Model Boats Aug.2019.) it resides in a chinese version of Imperial war museum in some chung-bung-dung πŸ˜‹province,(just up the road from Hong Kong, it was one of a batch given to China as part of an Aid Programme, the last 2 pic's show the real LCM...😁Happy boating Sea dogs...😁
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    The P.B.R.(Patrol Boat River)was used in Vietnam from 1966-70ish by the U.S.Navy Riverine forces(River Rats)Brownwater navy, the model is a R.T.R.by PROBOAT MODELS. It comes complete ready to go... with 2 Ch. r/c (a 3rd channel can be added to rotate the fwd. twin 0.50 cal.mount, the nav.lights and search lights all work,this is a very detailed boat,exactly like the real craft,it is powered by 1xLipo 2S 7.4 4000mAh Battery driving Twin Water Jets,(no reverse bucket fitted)but can do a sharp turn to port or starb'd nearly in its own length. And it comes up on the plane,just like the real boat,I have added artwork/grafitti as per the vietnam boats crews did...The crew(2)are on detached duty from my 1/16 L.C.M.-3(WW2 U.S.Navy)and its "Call-sign is 'Gunfighter Two-Six...
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