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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > solent lifeboat stanchions
solent lifeboat stanchions
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Mataroa
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 48
1st Feb 2017 19:00  
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Hi can anyone tell what height and width of the stanchions on 1/12 solent lifeboat and how many or ther ?

many thanks cliff


Clifford Johnston
Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1237
1st Feb 2017 20:49  
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Hi Cliff
I used 1/8" diameter brass tube from B&Q. Made a jig and drilled each post with two holes to accept some brass chain I bought bt the metre from SHG supplies at one of the E. Port shows. Mine has sixteen either side and are 90mm from top to deck. I made a small shaped brass piece to cover the open top of the tube. I have seen others using flat strip of a similar size.
If you use the lifeboat tag on your post you will find lots of posts, keep selecting "see more" and you will find pics of solent models.
I am attaching pics of my model and hope this helps. If you are after a true scale version I suggest you look on the Mayhem site or the Lifeboats 24 site.
If you or any other viewer find my answer helpful please feel free to tick the "like this post" box.
Dave


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Live long and prosper

Dave
Mataroa
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 48
2nd Feb 2017 10:56  
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Hi Dave what size drill bit do you use for the holes in the stanchions for the chain to go true ? thanks for ur help cliff

many thanks cliff


Clifford Johnston
Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1237
2nd Feb 2017 11:34  
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Hi Cliff
I believe it would have been 3:32 or possibly 7:64. The important point is to make sure you do not weaken the brass tube but also be sufficient to allow the chain to pass through. I suggest you buy some chain then use the smallest drill that allows the chain to pass through.
I suggest you look at www.eileensemporium.com/ as they supply brass tube at reasonable prices and different thicknesses.
I bought my chain from SHG http://www.shgmodels.com/. Download the catalogue and look at page 25.
Good luck with the build
Dave


Live long and prosper

Dave