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    Kitshack Vosper 28โ€ RTTL
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    neilw
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    This boat is getting even more interesting, found the old website of the person restoring 2748. Have a plan forming of building the model to be 2748 from the mid 1950s before the addition of the centre roof, as she would have been when towing targets from Plymouth.

    So the next challenge is to find some pictures of a typical target and see if I can make a 1:30 scale one that has some directional stability


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    Hi Dave976

    Many thanks for these, much appreciated.

    As the Kitshack 28" RTTL was very similar, if not identical to the Veron kit I've made contact with Phil Smith's son who has the archive of the Phil Smith designs including the boats he produced for Veron. I'm getting the Veron plans, hoping there's some detail on how to construct that mast/antenna.
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    Hi Neilw
    I have books on RAF launches and attach photo details and brief histories of several craft of your type. Hope this helps
    Dave976
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    Well, this has already taken an interesting turn. Turns out that RTTL 2748 that my father remembers in Gan is being restored and is about 4 miles away from me. Pic shows her in Plymouth above her in Gan, though it looks like she has been converted to Mk1B spec with the engine room deckhouse, so now there's a question of building her as a Mk1A or as per the later conversion.

    Think this one is going to require more research as she was also at RAF Mount Batten (not far from where is is currently in Plymouth) before the conversion.
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    Hi Neil,

    It should be a great model. I have a Get ON RTTL I bought as a kit back in 1974 - and still have to finish.

    I think we (and certainly most other model boaters) -- have found it is far easier and quicker to buy\ collect\ receive older boats, kits, plans and projects than to sit down and build them properly!!

    Additionally, I have repeatedly found that when my model boats are left undisturbed overnight in the workshop for any time, they definitely tend to reproduce!!

    In this respect, our countless projects act very much like rabbits!!!

    With best wishes. Dr John F L&B MBC
    neilw
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    Thanks Richard, much appreciated
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    I have lots of RTTL plans, MOD documents etc. Don't know how to get them to you though, I'm a site newby. Oh, just seen the sidebar that suggests adding photos/files, I'll try that.
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    Iโ€™m undecided about the waterjet, Iโ€™ve just taken it out and the intake grill is recessed into the hull about 5mm, presume it should be flush to the hull.

    I donโ€™t think itโ€™ll take much to fit a keel and prop shaft, itโ€™ll be a while until I get around to this one so plenty of time to think about it while I see if I can track down some plans.
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    Will make a nice model. Pity about the waterjet but you could restore to the original fine lines and use the waterjet in another project. It's far too low in its present position.
    dave976
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    Just had a new arrival this morning, I saw this on a Facebook group for sale as a project and liked the look of it and thought the waterjet might be something different to play with.

    Also there is a bit of a family connection as my father served in RAF Gan where the sister ship 2748 was based, so thinking this one would be model of 2748 in the white tropical paint scheme.

    The hull has been built well, and most of the superstructure is complete, thereโ€™s a box full of bits and pieces so I think everything is there to finish the boat, if not I have now have a load of timber in stock left over from other projects.

    The only thing that is missing are the Plans/instructions, but of a long shot but does anyone one have a set? I know that Veron also produced a 28โ€ model of the RTTL.

    This one will sit on the project shelf for a while has I have the Crash Tender, Eventide and at least 3 pond yachts ahead of it in the queue.



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