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Forum Posts: 19
5th Mar 2018 14:06  
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Hi does anyone know where I can purchase fittings for the 35" aerokits fire boat. Thanks

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 95
6th Mar 2018 17:55  
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Hi Kevin.
Welcome to the forum.
A resin fittings kit for the 1:16 (34.5 inch) fireboat is available from SLEC:

They are made from styrene and are consequently won't add too much additional weight.

There is also a white metal fitting kit available from Model Slipway:
This set looks more comprehensive and will add a bit more weight but will be much sturdier.

Not forgetting the range of 1:16 fittings available from the 'Model Shop' on this site.👍

I hope that's helpful.

"Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana"
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 797
13th Jun 2018 11:12  
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Kevin, having just got hold of a SLEC fittings kit for a birthday present from my dear wife I can confirm that in fact they are not in plastic, but white metal. All of them. There are no instructions or parts list.
They are the old Yeoman fittings kit, a set of which I was promised by Ivan of IP Engineering as I was involved with his works for a while as a pattern maker and he showed me all the original patterns for what I assume is what SLEC now sell, as Ivan flogged off all his Vintage Model Boat Company rights to them. Chances are he is now just casting fittings sets to SLEC as they don't have casting facilities at their place in Watton.

I had an original Mersey Marine set with my Crash Tender for my 11th Christmas, but it was stolen and they no longer exist alas.


(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 797
13th Jun 2018 11:17  
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just checked the Model Slipway set and assume they are the very same as the SLEC set as the items appear to be the same. I'm not sure if I got net rail blocks with mine and can't check until 22/7 as my wife won't let me have the set till my birthday!
But if that's the case you are just paying a fiver more for the same set. I'd say get em from SLEC!