Search light. 20mm diameter. 2mm thick mounting bracket. It comes in three parts and will require a small amount of plastic glue for the lens and base. The bracket simply clicks into place and the lamp itself will swivel. Provision has been made for a 5mm LED to fit inside and a cut out is provided for wires. Made in various colours including mixed lamp/base colours. White is advised if you wish to paint. Assembly instructions included. 1:16 scale.
Cabin Mast. Made from a plastic material with a hinged base. Comes in four parts, the hinged base clips, main structure and top light. The top light will require a small amount of glue to secure. Stands 10cm tall and 7cm wide. Choice of colours available or white if you prefer to paint yourself. Assembly instructions included. 1:16 scale.
[Score: 5/10] 56" Clare Twin Propellors (4 Blade 60mm) Direct Drive to a Torpedo x2 (4 Blade) - Comments: Scratch built planking on frame steam tug free lance no plans has smoke and sound work in progress
[Score: 10/10] 44"/4400g 527 - Comments: Model of typical trading junk in S.China 40 years ago,now no more alas. Scratch-built after much research. Ply & balsa used. Sail arm control. Picturesque on the water. Sails well with detachable keel. Crew added to give life and scale.
Hi Fred, I have similar problems transporting my boats, so I have built a trailer that I can carry up to 20 of my boats to the shows. I put the smaller ones in the car or camper. Also the trailer doubles up as storage. Cheers Colin.
Hi Fred No need to apologise. It is always difficult for new members and I was not criticising, more trying to help you and others get the best out of posting to a build blog. I look forward to seeing how you progress Good luck Dave
Hi Dave M Thank you for your advice, I did not see the box until I had posted, I will do it next time. This is my first time ever at doing a Build Blog let alone a rebuild so this is a very steep learning cover for me in one way or anther👍 , so sorry for any mistakes that I am likely to make. RH Baker yes your boat is the best size but I have an SLK😊 and the boot space is a bit tight, so most of my boats just will not fit so I now have to ask if any one can take them to our lake or show for me, All the Best Fred
Westbourne is a Port of London Authority steam Tug from the Caldercraft Mini-Fleet Range - it is 1:48 scale. This model was discontinued a few years ago but I did manage to purchase a brand new boxed one via ebay a couple of years ago. During her time Westbourne was hired by the Royal Navy as a rescue tug. She saw service with them between October 1916 and July 1919 in the HM Dockyard. Prior to that she was on general towing service duties on the Thames. She can be found mentioned in “SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY, 1914-1919 - by TYPE & CLASS Section 3. SUPPORT and HARBOUR VESSELS” Following the first world war ‘Westbourne’ was one of three tugs attached to the Port of London Authority (PLA) Dredging Service, they were the "Westbourne", "Thorney" and "Brent", they were all fitted with a drag and under running gear.In 1940 during the Battle of Britain. ‘Westbourne’ and many other tugs were used in assisting the berthing of these large ships that entered the Thames. The photos show from box to construction plus her on the water.
I am inclined to thinking it might be a barge. It is broad in girth (like me) and fairly short bow to stern but has a hole for a bowsprit. The guy it came from has gone the way of all good sailors (off to Thailand to find a wife 😁) but his other boats are a Joffre Tug and a Smit Nederland tug (plus Pourquoi Pas from Billings) - all to appear, apparently, on Fleabay. The hull I have is a fibreglass moulding so presumably comes from a commercial source but I doubt it is a "kit" like the others. Workmanship on the capping rail and deck is a bit ropey so it will need a lot of tlc. If I can find a suitable plan to give me some thoughts it will become the next on the stocks once my Battle Class destroyer is finished.