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>> Home > Forum > For Sale/Wanted > 34" RAF Crash Tender Windows
34" RAF Crash Tender Windows
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Flying-Flea
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Forum Posts: 4
19th Oct 2018 21:19  
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Hi All
Looking for set of windows for the 34" RAF Crash Tender...have search the WWW but failed to find any...someone was making them a while back..does anyone know of a supplier.
Thanks in advance
Mike

Westquay
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Forum Posts: 793
20th Oct 2018 00:12  
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Mike, it's very easy to make your own frames from 60 thou. Plastikard. I used a piercing saw and Swiss files, then cut Perspex to fit inside the frames, sealed with Canopy glue. You don't need frames for anything but the wheelhouse windows. The others have a small gutter just above the window, which is easily made from brass wire and glued on once bent to shape. Glaze the windows like the others, with tightly cut Perspex glued in.
Cheers,
Martin

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 2410
20th Oct 2018 00:31  
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That's exactly what I thought Martin 👍 'Make your own'!
Like my Sea Scout windows, made from 3mm tinted perspex, cut out on the scroll saw and trim filed to fit. I also used Canopy glue, when it's dry you can't see it👍
Also remembered your previous comments re Crash Tender windows and gutters etc.
Cheers, Doug 😎


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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!
Westquay
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 793
20th Oct 2018 09:19  
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Such a lovely finish on your Sea Scout, Doug. Hats off, mate.

Martin

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 2410
20th Oct 2018 11:34  
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Thanks Martin, I consider that praise indeed from an 'old pro'! 👍
Now just got to figure out what to do with the cockpit, and how.
It rumbles around the back of my mind while I'm tinkering about with other stuff.
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!
Westquay
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 793
20th Oct 2018 11:58  
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Doug, I'm thinking that simple is best for an old Aerokits. A ship's wheel or simple steering wheel on the left on a small console box with a throttle on the side and a couple of gauges/switches. Bench seats at the sides and a raised seat for the driver. Often just a cushion on a box shaped affair. A simple door frame to suggest a door through to the cabin.
Good luck finding a suitable dolly to drive. Not always easy with scales to consider.

Cheers,
Martin

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 2410
20th Oct 2018 12:41  
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He he! 😁 Crew is already aboard! Driver in the middle on the bench (which hides the rudder servo cable). They've taken a few surfing friends with them on this trip 😉
They're all complaining about the lack of comfort and conveniences!😲
Cheers, Doug 😎


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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!
Westquay
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 793
20th Oct 2018 13:30  
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And the fact the driver is a stand-offish sod who disappears inside. Nice boat load of figures! I hadn't noticed them before.
Where are they from?

Just had a huge white US Mail sack delivered by our tiny Scottish post lady. Full of boaty books from the widow of my recently deceased old buddy. What a lovely present.

Martin

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2410
20th Oct 2018 14:15  
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Nice surprise with the books👍 Shame about the reason for it though.
Re crew figures, the Police er 'ladies', driver and the surfer are from the American Diorama range, the two girlfriends are from 'Fast Ladies' - where else 😁 You may remember we discussed the correct scale for Sea Scout some time ago and decided on around 1/16 to 1/20. These are all 1/18 and look about right to me.
Can't for the life o me remember where I ordered them or find the receipt 🤔 Google American Diorama and I'm sure you'll find some UK sources. Cheers, Doug 😎
PS risk Googling 'Fast Ladies' if you want! I'm sure you'll get some interesting answers 😁😲


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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!
Ianh
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Forum Posts: 14
20th Oct 2018 14:33  
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The original build had a steering wheel much like a car!!
The engines were twin throttled lever type.


Only old in years not mind or soul.
Westquay
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 793
20th Oct 2018 18:43  
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Are you still talking Crash Tender, Ian?

Those are good figures if you don't mind dressing them. There's a wonderful old American chap who builds lovely yachts and he has a teddy bear who moves the tiller and moves his head as he turns and for some reason you don't think about it being a teddy! I think the old boy's so nice the tendency is to forgive him anything.

Martin

Ianh
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Forum Posts: 14
21st Oct 2018 08:02  
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Hi Westquay
Yes the ire Tenders had a wheel like a steering and twin throttles


Only old in years not mind or soul.
Westquay
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 793
21st Oct 2018 10:59  
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Twin throttles for those big old Rover Meteorite V8s.

Martin

Colin H.
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Forum Posts: 423
21st Oct 2018 13:28  
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Here's a view from inside the wheelhouse.
Cheers Colin.


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Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2410
21st Oct 2018 14:04  
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Ooh er😲 90° list to starboard!! 😁


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!
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 470
21st Oct 2018 16:04  
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Must have been a rogue wave!😲😉😜


"Fair winds calm Seas"
stormin
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 31
21st Oct 2018 16:46  
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Hi Mike, I did buy the laser cut windows for my 34" fire boat from a seller on eBay back in 2011 (2nd may 2011) to be precise, they do, in my opinion, add a great deal to the overall look of the model.
I've checked back on my records and can only find the price I paid (£15:50p) and the seller (DW BAKER DG) this was his eBay seller signature, I've looked but can't find anything relating to this particular seller now. Can only assume he has ceased trading.
Sorry I can't be of anymore help.
Norman.


There is no dark side of the moon really
Matter of fact......it's all dark.
Colin H.
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 423
21st Oct 2018 17:04  
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Hi Mike, I also bought windows with frames for my 34" fire boat. I bought them from someone on this site, but can't rember who it was. They were laser cut and pre drilled and were a super fit, made my old 1950s boat look great again. It was back in 2009 or 10, someone might know who was selling them.
Cheers Colin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
Colin H.
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 423
21st Oct 2018 17:09  
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Forgot to rotate before posting, it's a picture of the one that was fully restored, now available to hire somewhere on the South Coast.
Cheers Colin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
Flying-Flea
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Forum Posts: 4
21st Oct 2018 17:17  
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Thanks to those who have replied..did see these laser cut windows many tears ago on Ebay..should have got some at the time...hopefully someone has a set they dont need👍👍

stormin
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Forum Posts: 31
21st Oct 2018 17:30  
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Yes, good luck Mike, I too will continue looking, could always use another set🤞
Norman.


There is no dark side of the moon really
Matter of fact......it's all dark.
Westquay
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 793
21st Oct 2018 17:37  
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Really, chaps, make them! It's piss easy. Come on, why should everything be available off the shelf for you? A sheet of 60 thou. Plastikard, a piercing saw (which, as modelmakers you should have anyway) and a few evenings or a weekend of free time. Get the frame how you like it and then scribe round the inside onto a piece of thin Perspex and cut that with the same piercing saw, cleaning up with Swiss files. The cheap Lidl's diamond dust ones are very good for plastics as they don't tend to leave cut marks.

Colin, are you sure there's a crash tender restored? As there were only 2 built I find that very unlikely.

Cheers,
Martin

Colin H.
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Forum Posts: 423
21st Oct 2018 18:14  
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I had a ride on it 2 years ago, 102 was the number on the boat. I think it might have been an HSL. Sorry for the confusion but it was advertised on TV as a fire boat rescue launch. I won the ride with a local radio station phone in quiz while on holiday in Somerset.
Cheers Colin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
Westquay
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 793
21st Oct 2018 20:04  
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Yes, 102 is a different boat altogether. Nice prize though, Colin.

Martin

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2410
21st Oct 2018 21:39  
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Absolutely Martin, 👍 As I did with my Sea Scout above, with 3mm tinted perspex.
There are such wonderful crystal clear acrylate plastics available these days in various thicknesses from 0.5mm up, and scratch resistant, it's dead easy to make super windows.
Takes a bit more time and effort that's all. Just use the frame 'oles as a template to mark up the window 'glass'.
If 'time is of the essence' (as the lawyers say) then just buy an ARTR or RTR in the first place.
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!
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2410
21st Oct 2018 21:47  
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Correct Colin, 👍
BRITISH POWERBOAT COMPANY 64ft HIGH SPEED LAUNCH TYPE 1.
1936 - 1947.
http://www.rafboats.co.uk/gallery/102/
Cheers, Doug 😎


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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!
Ianh
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 14
22nd Oct 2018 17:47  
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Hi Colin H I bet they didn't have interiors like your photo. I wrked fo David Brown and we used to own Vosper I can only remember some of the cabins detail.


Only old in years not mind or soul.
Colin H.
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 423
22nd Oct 2018 20:36  
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This was supposed to be a full and true restoration according to the blurb given on our trip, I thought at the time it looked a bit too blingy. But wow what a great trip, and a tribute to the people who served in her and the lives it saved.
Cheers Colin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.