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>> Home > Forum > For Sale/Wanted > Sea Queen
Sea Queen
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sidley70
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Forum Posts: 28
27th Jun 2018 00:15  
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Can anyone help!! I am in the process of restoring an Old Sea Queen and have nearly finished it. I need to know what the running lights look like (Port & Starboard) and any other fittings (Lights ,Horn etc) Sid🤓

Westquay
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Forum Posts: 793
27th Jun 2018 12:10  
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sidley70,
you can use anything you like really. Subtle, rather than flash for a boat like a Sea Queen. We didn't have much flash in those days! Except for front wing ornaments for Mk 2 Consuls
If you look at any period advertising it will probably have the original fittings shown on any pictures.
Whilst Mersey Marine (THE period fittings company) are sadly no more, there are basic fittings available from Cornwall Models, etc. I also saw quite a few on ebay, but do yourself a favour and have a look on the Modelling Timbers website....http://www.modellingtimbers.co.uk/1.html

The guy who runs it is an absolute gentleman and you will not find better quality or lower prices anywhere. Despite coming from the Isle of man his return postage is excellent. He is very friendly on the phone too.
If he doesn't have it, you can also get excellent quality, service and prices from RBModels in Poland. I have bought very good model railway stuff from them, but I noticed that they also do model boat stuff.
Being a tight wad I tend to make all mine that I can't get from Modelling timbers.

Cheers,
Martin

Westquay
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Forum Posts: 793
27th Jun 2018 12:34  
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Also, don't forget you can get some nice parts from the shop on this very forum.

Cheers,
Martin

sidley70
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Forum Posts: 28
27th Jun 2018 23:25  
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Hi Martin
Thanks for your help. I have seen a lot of photo,s of the Sea Queen on the internet but none show running lights etc. I have had to make the life preservers as I could not find the right size in Australia. I guess I will have to make the lights also.
Regards
Sid

Westquay
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Forum Posts: 793
27th Jun 2018 23:36  
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Since the demise of Mersey Marine (Ripmax) fitting there are no stylish cruiser type fittings. If you trawl around ebay you will find fairleads and cleats. Not sure what size a lifering should be. I would think at least 1 1/2" diameter as it has to go over an average 18" wide person and I'm guessing the general scale of a Sea Queen would be about 1/12th.

Cheers,
Martin

sidley70
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Forum Posts: 28
27th Jun 2018 23:49  
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Hi Martin
In Australia we do not have many boating enthusiasts so the market for scratch builders are not there. We have hobby shops but they only sell kits. The main suppliers are in Melbourne called "Float a Boat" They do have quite a lot of boat fittings.
I source a lot of parts from UK from "Model Boat Bits". Steve is quite helpful to deal with but as always the cost of potage kills it.
Regards
Sid

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 2410
28th Jun 2018 07:47  
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Hi Sid, for my Sea Scout I used fittings from Krick here in Germany.
Several from the 'Riva' series; e.g. jam cleats and tank filler caps you can see in the photos.
http://www.krickshop.de/Products/Accessories/Accessories-for...

http://www.krickshop.de/Products.htm?shop=krick_e&SessionId=&a=catalog&p=35

From the same source I also got some pear drop shaped red & green running lights, a white mast lamp, ship's wheel. Still to be fitted.
Other possibilities are, The Model Dockyard
http://www.model-dockyard.com/acatalog/Ship_Fittings.html
or Cornwall Model Boats.
https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/ship_fittings....
Cheers, Doug 😎
PS the fittings I'm using are nicely chrome plated on brass😊


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
sidley70
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 28
28th Jun 2018 07:56  
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Hi Doug
I will follow this up. I had to make the cleats , a little unorthodox but they look ok.
Many Thanks
Sid👍

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2410
28th Jun 2018 09:21  
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Glad to help Sid, 'no problems'!
Some pics of your build would be nice, how about a Blog ? 😉
Cheers, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
sidley70
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 28
28th Jun 2018 10:25  
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Hi Doug
I have posted some photos on the photo sight of some of my boats which includes the Sea Queen.
Sid

sidley70
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Forum Posts: 28
28th Jun 2018 10:29  
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Hi Doug
The Landing craft is the L127 HMAS "Brunei" Australian. It is 48 scale.
Sid

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 2410
28th Jun 2018 10:35  
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Found her! Now BRP Ivatan of the Philippine Navy.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Brunei_(L_127)
So your model must be about 3feet. Nice👍
Next a 1/48 RC Tank ???
Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
sidley70
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 28
29th Jun 2018 00:40  
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Hi Doug
Check out some more Photo,s of my model boats.
sid