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Her Majesty's Savior - Posted: 1 year ago by RedRider
This is a Dumas Coast Guard Life boat lit given to me from my now wife for Christmas 2014. I've scratch built model planes (50 years ago) but never a boat. So, I'm learning on the job, as they say. Just started on the power train this past week before I do any top deck work.

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Response by circle43nautical on the 13th Oct 2017
That's a great model kit. I have built several Dumas kits over the years and have never been disappointed. They allow you to use your imagination and skills; but my first RC project some28 years ago was a Billings Boats 1:20 USCG 44 foot Motor Lifeboat like yours with an ABS hull and wood superstructure. To be honest, I've been working on her for as long as I've been a father! Always adding details or overhauling, I reckon. A couple of years ago I took her apart and repainted the hull. Now I am periodically reassembling her with the original fittings. My present project is a Barracuda RC Boats 1:12 USCG 52' Motor Lifeboat, of which there are only three kits world-wide. The actual MLB "Triumph" (CG-52301, 2 were built in 1935) was lost with all hands during a rescue attempt off Cape Disappointment, WA in January 1961.
My Father built strong aircraft, and I always preferred boats. I overbuild my boats in the same manner. My weakness is that I can't wait for the glue to dry. Looks good & keep up the great work! GO CUBS!

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My 1.12 Scale Arun Lifeboat - Posted: 2 years ago by SkipperVGMBC
Running on Twin Brushless Motors. At Cold Knap Lake Barry, Vale Of Glamorgan.
www.vgmbc.org

Motors Are E-Max GT2820/07

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Response by skegness on the 16th Oct 2016
What brushless motors you using,and how long running time as I'm very tempted to put them in the monster Mersey after the trials with brushed motors,because at 78" long & 90 mm props it might be costly
Response by SkipperVGMBC on the 16th Oct 2016
Hello Skegness..I am using 2 E-Max GT2820/7 brushless Motors. These Are UK purchased from BRC Hobbies (based Northolt) Cost £20.95 each.. these are 850 KV..using Twin Mystery RC 70A Forward Backward 2-7s Brushless ESC (with Ubecc) about £20 or less on EBay (HK).

Run Time..1 Hour, mix of fast and slow Sailing..Depends on use.
Using 2 X 7.2 NMH Volt Battery Packs..at 5000mah each.

She Goes Like fast, and cuts through water lovely.
Have A Similar Setup (Different Emax Motors) In my Models By Design Interceptor 42 Boat (42 inch length)..Tooo Fast for me..lol..Any Other Info PM me for phone number..Happy Sailing
Response by SkipperVGMBC on the 16th Oct 2016
E-Max Number is GT2820/07..sorry about my error

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monster at skegness - Posted: 2 years ago by skegness
Now that I done skegness lifeboat day I can get on to finish what needs to be done & hopefully before Xmas I can have her on the water,the crew at skegness loved the model as a whole and even the mayor of skegness liked it,but now time to get down to the nitty gritty and get her ready for the water.

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Response by figtree7nts on the 22nd Sep 2016
Where do you keep her, that's a huge model!
Response by skegness on the 6th Nov 2016
In my shed (3 Alarms) I would keep it indoors but the wife says NO

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my Monster Mersey - Posted: 2 years ago by skegness
My Monster Mersey,couple of photo's from a show in Newark
Photo 1 : She is quite big(talus is on a smaller table)
Photo 2 : She makes the other boats look quite small
Photo 3 : The proud owner of the Monster Mersey is next to the stig in the dark blue top

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Response by rustypiston on the 27th Jul 2016
Super restoration work, it's a keeper!
Response by shippas69 on the 21st Aug 2016
Hi. Is this the one that Peter Sneddon used to own? Seen pictures of her before and was very impressive at 9ft long overall.
Response by skegness on the 23rd Aug 2016
Not known when I got it she was a wreck,and I am still refurbishing her,I was told that it was in a garden for over 4 1/2 yrs uncovered in Scotland so I set about bringing her back to near on original state she was first in

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Monster Mersey Interior - Posted: 2 years ago by skegness
Some photos of the interior of the Mersey,what details you see is what is in the real boat

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Response by skegness on the 29th Jun 2016
The original builder put all interior in as per the real boat,but lots of it was broken off and just lying around so I repaired what needed doing then put it back to where it was supposed to go,I was very lucky that I know the original builder and he sent me the photo build of the boat,talus & carraige
Response by jarvo on the 29th Jun 2016
Has he seen the results of your superb resto work?
Response by skegness on the 30th Jun 2016
Not known,but he knows and congratulated me at a show for putting the talus back to how it was,he is on another site in which I have put photo images on and he likes what he see's

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Monster Mersey - Posted: 2 years ago by skegness
Will be put on display for the first time on sat/sun 2/3 July at a show in Newark,will have talus tractor connected and an overall length of 9ft,then when I get back from show I will put electrics in then put her on the water
Talus 33"
Carriage 66"
Mersey 78"
scale 1:6

Figures are action men

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Response by skegness on the 8th Jan 2017
This boat has now been sold,soon at at show near you.

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The Robert - Posted: 2 years ago by skegness
Some more images of the Robert to enjoy,as I said before with a different colour scheme it is surprising how much character the boat has,but everyone has there own opinion

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The Robert - Posted: 2 years ago by skegness
The Robert Broughty ferry lifeboat when it first appeared at the station (in Grey not Orange) Believe it or not I have never sailed her,only displayed I will put her on the water soon,the reason I chose grey as I do prefer the older lifeboats in grey as they have more character my opinion only,I have spoke to the owner of the real boat and he has said the only thing wrong is the flag pole , my is gold chrome not wooden (flag on front of hull) but when you get your transfers for nothing you don't worry.The real boat the Robert is in the Orkney Islands at Kirkwall and you can go on trips on her

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Response by figtree7nts on the 31st May 2016
Hi Skegness, you have some great looking models! Thanks for sharing the pics!
Response by rustypiston on the 27th Jul 2016
I like your paint scheme, a classic. (I also like the colorful orange scheme too). Nice work!

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Queen - Posted: 2 years ago by skegness
Lovely size model to transport about,sails very well on water,lots of interest from the public when I displayed it on the LBES stand at warwick,even the compare was shocked when talking about individual lifeboats,he said I cannot give you any information as I don't know who's boat it is and I will have to speak to the owner as I'm stumped(the crowd laughed)

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Response by figtree7nts on the 30th May 2016
OK, I've got to ask where exactly are her batteries located?
Response by skegness on the 31st May 2016
In between the smoke unit & motor,there are two pass (8.4v & 12v)
Response by figtree7nts on the 1st Jun 2016
oh ok I got it, great looking model by the way!

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Queen lifeboat - Posted: 2 years ago by skegness
This was a static model, that the gentleman I got it off had it for two years and when I asked why don't you put it in a box his reply was the box would be to high at 36" so I said to him is it radio control,NO static model only but can be converted,so I brought it and also showed him that if you move the tube slider on the mast it folds(one unhappy chappy),so I set about radio controlling it with a smoke unit(water) and it gets quite a bit of attention at shows because it's different,the model is based on the Queen from new Brighton 1897-1923

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Response by jarvo on the 30th May 2016
Hi Skegness, is she a model steamer? or fitted with a smoker????

Mark
Response by skegness on the 30th May 2016
Fitted with a smoke unit(water)
Response by skegness on the 30th May 2016
She was a single stack for the first 4 years,and it was replaced by a twin stack,in which she was much better & faster so to get to rescues quicker


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