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34" Fireboat - Posted: 7 years ago by chrislang
A Few Pics of my 1/16th Fireboat now fitted with working Fire Monitors (superbly and very kindly produced by PeterHS93)
Ready for testing ASAP - Now I need some 1/16th Crew!

Chris

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Response by chrislang on the 11th Feb 2012
HI Colin
The bases are straight from the Model Slipway white metal fittings kit, I originally had tried to drill out their white metal monitors with disasterous results when Peter very kindly came to the rescue and built the brass ones for me. Have a look at pete harvey's 46" fireboat restoration In the Links page which I found very Inspiring or go directly to the Model Slipway site @ http://www.modelslipway.com/fittings/crashtender/crash%20ten... ( although I don't think they sell Individual Items ) Good luck
Chris
Response by Stonemonkey on the 19th Apr 2012
HI Colin & Chris,
There Is some great work on here. I have just purchased an old mostly built 46'' Tender and want to bring It back to life. I am new to RC stuff but want to do the best scale job I can. Any drawings would be a great help to me as I don't have any and the boat has no fittings on board at all. Where could I get hold of some air cowls at this scale, pumps, pipes lights etc...
Any help would be very greatfully received.
Regards
Dean
Response by tompallister on the 19th Apr 2012
HI Stonemonkey. I have a spare set of plans for the 46 Inch boat which I can copy and send you. You can also get fittings set for these bigger boats from Lesro models. E mail me on (Email Removed - PM Only) If you want the plans.

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fire boat restoration - Posted: 7 years ago by bat44
here's some more photos of my boat not much more to do now

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range safety launch - Posted: 7 years ago by chiffs
my now completed 23" range safety launch, speed 400 motor, viper micro 10 esc, first trials not as expected using 8 aa cells wired to give 6 volts, trim ok but not getting up on plane. have ordered 7.2volt split power pack, hope that should do the trick.
have also fitted bigger prop. when do next trial will try get some pihotos on the water.

Chiffs

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boat restoration - Posted: 7 years ago by bat44
heres some more pics of my boat

bat44

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fire boat restoration - Posted: 7 years ago by rshermanking
more pics of my boat showing motor and battory position and the fire monitors

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fire boat restoration - Posted: 7 years ago by rshermanking
hI guys just a phew pics of my 34in fire boat that I am restoring. I believe that the boat Is over 30 years old and has never seen water, I have spent most of my time gluing most of the wood back together as well as replacing with new wood as well with old and new fittings.


bat 21

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Response by neilmc on the 4th Dec 2015
HI Bat 21

This is some amazing work you've done and and has given me some ideas for the wheelhouse doors so thanks for that. I presume you finished this and if so did you post anymore pictures?
Response by circle43nautical on the 6th Jan 2018
BRAVO ZULU! Nice work, the fittings on her are special.

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Fire Boat Identification - Posted: 8 years ago by ads90
For my first foray Into boats I have acquired what Is like a Vosper Firefloat Mk.2 but It Is different. The wheel house section of my boat Is different, being longer, the mid-ship section having three windows In lieu of two and the stern Is completely different In profile.

I have spent many nights trawling the Internet to see If there Is anything like my very detailed model but to no avail and I have even asked a few of my old work colleagues who are ex-naval men If they can help out In Identification. I am wondering whether this could be an elusive Mk. 1 - the boat that was never put Into commission.

I attach a few photos of my model In the hope that someone out there can throw some light on It. It Is In very good condition and a few years old, Is fitted with a Graupner Eco 600 motor on a single prop with 7.2 NiMh batteries. It Is about 34" In length and 9" beam and goes really well, planes quickly and turns very tightly - In all a cracking boat. The numbers on the side of the boat are strange as they relate to what I believe Is a coastal command unit - the numbers are not new as they appear to be original under the paintwork. Any help In Identifying what actual boat It Is modelled on would be appreciated.

Regards
Alan

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Response by chiffs on the 12th Jan 2011
could It be modified sea hornet
Response by Stonemonkey on the 19th Apr 2012
From the look of that transom, Is It earlier, maybe between wars?
looks good whatever It Is Alan.
Dean
Response by shavings on the 4th Dec 2015
HI Alan, it reminds me of an air sea rescue launch I went for a ride in when I was an air cadet in the year dot! Had three packhard engines as I remember and went like the proverbial!
Roger

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34inch RAF Fireboat - Posted: 8 years ago by acrowot1
Hello Bob ,Finally got started on the fireboat. Have stripped all the paint and varnish from the deck up and also Inside the hull. Now have separated all the cabin roofing and upper bulkheads for access to the keel which has delaminated In places. The complete shaft just pulled out of the hull, the glue had no adhesion at all and a new oil fed shaft will be fitted. The next job will be to strip the paint on the hull, check It out and glass laminate It. More photos soon. Regards Graeme.....

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34" Fireboat Restoration project - Posted: 8 years ago by chrislang
First try In the water this morning at Crealy.
Found out that she's a bit bow heavy and that the old VW camper blower motor I was trying Isn't really up to the job! so off to trawl through to see what the rest of you have powered the 34" boat with ( Ideally to take 12v supply as I've got 2 x 6v jelly cells In situ. Although that might be part of the weight problem!)

Best Wishes
Chris

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Response by jelley_baby on the 22nd Nov 2010
HI I run mine on a Johnson 600 6V-9.6V with one 6 volt 4Ah gel cell and either a 35 or 40 mm 2 blade prop, and keep all running gear towards the stern and It will plane reasonably well. When I require some more performance I run either a 7.2 volt nicad/Nimh or a 8.4 volt nicad/Nimh. Any help with your problem?

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Dusseldorf fireboat - Posted: 8 years ago by Gregg
My own Dusseldorf,powered by origninal robbe navy direckts as these give more than sufficient power to propel the boat at a reasonable speed, all fire monitors operate to fire water and rotate, nav lights, radar, engine sound and fog horn.

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