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Fire Boat 38 - Posted: 6 years ago by jd
This Is pictures of the real boat In action. As soon as I get the outboards for the model It will be operational.It also flows water out of the deck gun.

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Fire Boat 38 - Posted: 6 years ago by jd
Finally finished the project. This boat was built from scratch. I took pictures and measurements from a real fireboat that I operate. I built It on a 1/12 scale using wood that I had left over from scrap. This was my first project boat. I was able to get a lot of technical Information from this forum. So thanks guys. I have really fallen In love with boat model building. I have wired the boat and am waiting on two model electric outboards to mount on the transom. It took almost 6 months to complete. 🕊

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Response by jd on the 21st Dec 2012
I did make some drawings off of mesurments I took from the real boat and some pictures
Response by HoweGY177 on the 17th Mar 2013
Love the look of It, awaiting the plans for my next project and like you will be scratch building her. To anyone Interested If you are modelling about 1/32 scale and are looking for scale crew and get stuck purchase wwe 2" high micro wrestling figures. There solid plastic and can be cut about and re-modelled using hot glue to any position that you want. Coat with unI bond before using air drying modelling clay to sculpture the clothing. Let dry and apply a couple of coats of unI bond before painting with Humbrol or similar paint.
Response by circle43nautical on the 6th Jan 2018
BRAVO ZULU!

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Fire Boat 38 - Posted: 6 years ago by jd
Finally finished the project. This boat was built from scratch. I took pictures and measurements from a real fireboat that I operate. I built It on a 1/12 scale using wood that I had left over from scrap. This was my first project boat. I was able to get a lot of technical Information from this forum. So thanks guys. I have really fallen In love with boat model building. I have wired the boat and am waiting on two model electric outboards to mount on the transom. It took almost 6 months to complete.

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Response by circle43nautical on the 6th Jan 2018
BRAVO ZULU! Great work on your maiden project. I also love using scrap & leftover template wood.

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Fire Boat 38 - Posted: 6 years ago by jd
This boat was built from scratch. I took pictures and measurements from a real fireboat that I operate. I built It on a 1/12 scale using wood that I had left over from scrap. This was my first project boat. I was able to get a lot of technical Information from this forum. So thanks guys. I have really fallen In love with boat model building. I have wired the boat and am waiting on two model electric outboards to mount on the transom.

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Response by circle43nautical on the 6th Jan 2018
BRAVO ZULU! NICE BOAT! 1:12 scale is great for detail. Now you have the RC fever, right?

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aerokits 34" - Posted: 6 years ago by chiffs
built sometime In the sixties originally powered by 3.5 cc diesel, then glow motor as In pics OS 20 Max. now converting to Electric. Speed 600BB, Mtroniks Viper 10 ESP, 7.2V 3300ma NIMH. as yet only tank tested seems to have enough power, hope It gets up on the plane.

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Whaleback 1/16 Scale. - Posted: 6 years ago by grahams
Hi,
A photo of my Whaleback hull from Model Booat Shack remainder will be scratch built.

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Response by frankburgess on the 22nd Nov 2012
Sea trials passed OK! The Graupner 600 drives a 38mm 2 bladed prop. Performance Is good not super fast. Interestingly this set up powered by a 3000mh nicad ran for nearly an hour.
While at the Warwick show I asked for advice from one of the clubs exhibiting. My problem was that my electric models hesitated while running. The advice was that my 40mz and 27mz radio set ups were probably the cause and I should use 2.4MZ. This change has completely cured the problem. May be second nature to you chaps...but I did'nt know. Apparently the radio signals given off by the motor do not enter the 2.4 range.
Response by grahams on the 23rd Nov 2012
Thats good frank glad everything has worked out okay.
Duration of battery Is very good.My boat runs on 29mz.
This Is the first time I have used a brushless motor.

Regards,
Graham
Response by circle43nautical on the 6th Jan 2018
BRAVO ZULU! NICE WHALEBACK!

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ASL British Pwer Boat Co - Posted: 6 years ago by frankburgess
This Is the ASL mid build, showing the whaleback and the turrets with a small wheel house at the front.

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Response by frankburgess on the 30th Oct 2012
Thanks Lyle

Great to hear from a colleague In OZ.
It struck me, reading about the original boats with 3 Napier engines, God knows how much petrol at 35 knots, It was a bloody dangerous war for those blokes.

Best Regards
Frank
Response by taffy on the 2nd Nov 2012
Thanks Frank,

And Thank you Lyle?? You have told me all that at the Lake 😛

John 😊 😓 Catch up with you when weather permits...
Response by taffy on the 3rd Nov 2012
Sorry Lyle;
It should have Read
"You Could have told me down at the Lake"
😊 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊

Kindest Regards John

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fire boat - Posted: 6 years ago by scobe
hI Im james I have a fire tender which I got about a year ago as you can see It needs some work doing on It In the boat as you can see In the photos Is a diesel engine I need to know how to start It I do have the cord and the engine has got compressios I was told when I got It It did run I would be gratefull If some one can advise me on how It statrs and what I need to do It It came with a can of diesel fuel my email address Is ( e-mail removed by admin. PM Only) cheers james await a reply thanks

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Response by taffy on the 4th Nov 2012
Yes Pete D I can completely agree with you In regards to "Lyle"
he has helped me many times by verbal & lending me his notes on these vessel's. He Is a gentleman that Is a fact and always willing to pass on his knowledge. Yes we have a lot of great times, also very funny times at the lake.

Regards John
Response by scobe on the 4th Nov 2012
hI this Ios james thanks to all who have been a help In answering my email I have decided to remove the engine and replace It with a electric one so any offers for the engine cheers Its got compression cheers james
Response by hammer on the 12th Nov 2012
I have been given one of these. Mine has a FROG I think It Is about 2cc.

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Fireboat - Posted: 6 years ago by ads90
Sometime back I posted pictures of my Fireboat questioning It's heritage. It Is not a Vosper Mk II but could be the elusive Mk I.
I gave her a makeover earlier this year and thought I would post some pics.
Alan

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Response by Raydindayal on the 17th Nov 2012
it looks beautiful. thanks Ray

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old motor - Posted: 6 years ago by frankburgess
this Is another photo of the motor taken showing the drive side fitted with a metal fan

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Response by Dave M on the 8th Oct 2012
HI Frank
Yes those old motors, although good In their day, have nowhere near the performance of modern kit.
The 888 sounds way too big for your 34" Fireboat, the 600 wil be much better and the speed 600 version Is possibly the one to get If buying from new. With a 40" prop you will almost certainly need to water cool the motor as It will be heavily loaded. You should be able to source the moor and water cooling plus ESC from one source. Your local model shop or an on line store.
The gearbox will certainly reduce the current as the motor will have less load, but there Is not a great deal of space In the 34" Fireboat so fitting may be a problem.
😀
Response by frankburgess on the 9th Oct 2012
Thanks Dave
Response by frankburgess on the 26th Oct 2012
The Fireboat had It first run yesterday with the donated Johnson 888 motor and the original prop. Speed was satisfactory, just nicely on the plane and the battery lasted well, a 7.2V Nimh 3000, so I am happy with that. Controller was a donated Robbe minI 200. Unfortunately although this gave speed/stop control there was no reverse. It has pot adj for 'speed' and 'stop', which I adjusted, but Perhaps It was never designed to give reverse?

Another project Is a very old 1950 damaged 'ASL'hull. I have the original drawing titled 'British Power Boat' who were the builders In wartime. It has a 'whaleback' cabin surmounted by 2 machine guns In turrets. These I have cut from radio valves.
Its a most unusual looking boat.


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