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>> Home > Forum > General Resources > RAF fIRE TENDER MAST DETAILS ??
RAF fIRE TENDER MAST DETAILS ??
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Forum Posts: 185
2nd Jun 2017 15:37  
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Can anyone help with details of the mast Scale:1/16th for a Vospers RAF 34:1/2 inch Fire / Crash tender Please..

Like construction height ect..

colinhubbard
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Forum Posts: 186
2nd Jun 2017 21:43  
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Hi Sonar, if you look at the one on my fireboat, it is all brass and hinges forward as do the real ones, look in my harbour, if its what you require I'll dig out my drawings. It will be at the Worcester Model Boat Club open day on the 10th.
Colin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
none
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Forum Posts: 185
2nd Jun 2017 21:54  
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Hi Colin thats the one.
also a brief layout of fittings positions would also be very useful
If possible

colinhubbard
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Forum Posts: 186
2nd Jun 2017 22:06  
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Hi Sonar. Will sort out the details for you, hopefully by mid next week, as I'm away till Monday evening.
Colin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
none
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Forum Posts: 185
2nd Jun 2017 23:16  
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Cheers no hurry.

Many thanks

colinhubbard
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Forum Posts: 186
15th Jun 2017 22:56  
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Here is my version. PM me if you want this and i'll send pictures and pdf with material list and detailed build instructions1/16th scale Fireboat Mast.
MATERIALS LIST.
Item A:- 1.6 Brass rod 45mm long.
Item B:- 5mm dia brass Finial. (from dolls house shop)
Item C:- 3mm Brass tube 47mm long.
Item D:- 1.6mm x 4mm brass strip 64mm long.
Item E:- 2 Off 3mm brass tube 68mm long.
Method of build.
Start by drilling Item B 1.6mm , then drill bottom
3.1mm x 2mm deep.
Solder Items A,B, and C, together to form mast top.
Then drill through Item B 90 degrees to mast with
1.2mmm drill for rigging line to pass through.
Item D then needs shaping, by tapering on one
edge only.
2mm at end to full 4mm x 26mm from end. Do this
to both sides. (see sketch).
Now drill centre 3.1mm and each end 1.2mm at
3mm from ends.
Item E.
Flatten one end to 10mm and opposite end to
8mm.
Bend 10mm end to 120 degrees.
Bend 8mm end to 150 degrees.
Now trim 10mm end back to 5mm.
Carefully radius 8mm end and then drill 2.2mm at
3mm from end.
Now solder 2 x Items E to item D and locate mast
top into centre hole and solder in place.
The completed mast is held in place by two angle
brackets which I slotted through cabin roof and
glued with epoxy. These brackets need to be drilled
and tapped m2. For the fixing screws 3mm from
the top edge, then radius to smarten up.


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Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1023
16th Jun 2017 01:07  
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Hi Colin, great 👍
A word to the wise! 😉
Rotate such pictures right, save, then post!
Saves us all getting a crick in the neck 🤔
Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
colinhubbard
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Forum Posts: 186
16th Jun 2017 11:15  
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Hi Doug, yep I see the problem, but switching between phone and PC or laptop some things get missed. But as you know draughtsmen always throw a curved ball. Thanks Colin.


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





Forum Posts: 1023
18th Jun 2017 11:39  
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Yep, understand the 'dumbphone' problem only too well.🤔
Liked your instructions, detailed but concise! 👍 best regards Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
deepdiver
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 15
28th Jun 2017 08:25  
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Hi Sonar
How it the work going on with the boat any photo's???

Fred

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Forum Posts: 185
28th Jun 2017 09:20  
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Hi Fred

I have done enough to have a sail with it and somewhere I have a video if it sailing.

It is not a very good video but I will get it posted when I can

deepdiver
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 15
28th Jun 2017 18:18  
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Hi Sonar

That is great, did you upgrade the motor??

Don't laugh😁 but I was at a show and the next thing I had gone and got myself another one 👍, will I ever learn.

Fred

pmdevlin
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Forum Posts: 315
28th Jun 2017 20:44  
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this is a copy of the a plan. I was told ages ago, by someone who knew a crewmember, the side legs of the mast where made from aeroplane propeller blades. Nice story, dont know how true it is, but they do very much resemble the same profile, so I like to believe it!😉


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Forum Posts: 185
29th Jun 2017 07:26  
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Yes upgraded the motor to a torpedo 850
12 blots on an electronize 15 amp esc.

Goes quite well

none
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 185
29th Jun 2017 07:29  
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Bought another one?.

They are great little boats.
The only problem I had with this one was it seemed to be painted with some sort of bitumen paint at sometime still it is sorted now.

deepdiver
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 15
29th Jun 2017 15:10  
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Yes I went and did it again (Would make a great song) same size as your's, and need a lot of TLT to get up to shape for the water, it did have an I/C in at some time but was removed alone with all the running gear, when I can I will post some photo's.

Fred

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Forum Posts: 185
29th Jun 2017 16:29  
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I left the propshaft and that was that never put a lot of detail to it as I wanted to sail it

But plenty of time to do it all again in the winter