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Monster Mersey - Posted: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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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Lincolnshire poacher - Posted: 1 year ago by skegness
Refurbishment project, 1:6 scale and just to give you an idea figures are Action Men

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Response by skegness on the 26th May 2016
The tractor is r/c with working lights
Response by jarvo on the 26th May 2016
You are giving new life to a superb model, keep the pickies coming, were did you get the action man clothes from

Mark
Response by skegness on the 27th May 2016
Got them made by a friend,she copied the original ones from photos I had been given by the original builder

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us coast guard - Posted: 2 years ago by paulsmith
THIS IS MY US COAST GUARD BOAT THIS WAS A PART MADE KIT THAT I PICKED UP OFF EBAY AND HAD JUST TO FINISH.

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Response by Northumbrian on the 10th Oct 2015
well done looks a really nice boat
Response by Deswelham on the 11th Mar 2016
Believe these were used by RNLI for a period of time
Response by rustypiston on the 27th Jul 2016
The RNLI built 13 of these(under license) as the Waveney class, starting in the early 1960's. When the boats got to be "long in the tooth" they found home ports in different countries around the globe that were starting up new life saving organizations. Some of the boats are 50 years old.

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Mary Ann hepworth - Posted: 2 years ago by baloo
1/12 scale kit from Metcalf moulding the most difficult part on this model was the rudder section,you have got to get it right because once fitted the deck goes on and there is no turning back,it has 2 X 550 motors on 8.4 sails very well,not to fast but not to slow either,I sail at king Lear model boat club in leicester when I get a chance,lovely big lake all type of vessels on water,eg"
: steam,electric,ic yachts what ever you like

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Response by Westquay on the 30th May 2016
Ah, civilised club who allow IC. Good for them.
Martin
Response by rustypiston on the 27th Jul 2016
Beautiful wood work on the life boat, outstanding!!

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R.N.L.B. Lady MacRobert (Montrose Lifeboat) - Posted: 2 years ago by Colin T
This 1/12 scale model Is based on the Aerokits Solent Class lifeboat. Over the past 5 months It has been under going a major refit. I originally built the boat about 35 years ago and got the "bug" again last September. I've done the best I can to make a silk purse out of a sows ear.

Its powered by two MFA Torpedo 800 electric motors. power comes from two lead acid batteries, each rated at 12v 7Ah. Control Is provided by two Mtroniks Tio ESC. The twin spade rudders are linked to one servo. Each ESC has Its own receiver. I found that one receiver, using a Y lead, could not continuesly keep the two ESC supplied with a signal and they kept going Into Failsafe mode alternately. I got round It by binding two receivers to the one transmitter. Within the engine compartment Is an automatic bilge pump. Two probes detect If/when the water level rises to a certain amount In the bilge and activates the pump.

The model has working radar scanner , navigation lights, search light and blue flashing light.

If you want to see the boat In action please go to my You Tube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/coljacktonvale

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Response by larryshaw48 on the 29th May 2015
Not done a 'blog' But my Solent also started off as an 'Aerokits' kit back In '79 or 80'. It was always an ever changing model and has ended up as true scale as I can get It using the drawings I bought from RNLI drawing office In Poole a few years ago. I gave It a fake number 48-021 to cover any mistakes If compared to a real life boat. I've sailed It across the Blackwater estuary In Essex from Bradwell and I can honestly say It was the first craft In Burnham-on-Crouch Marina when they let the water through In (about) '88 or '89. After donating my old home made RCME 27meg system to the Mid Thames Boat Club museum at Beale park In 2000 I sailed It at Beale park quite a lot with my new 'Fleet'gear- trouble was MTBC always had their 'lifeboat days' when we were on holiday and the lifeboat days fizzled out. So now It languishes In the garage.. Did meet some nice people from Watermead club at Beale a couple of weeks ago... So may get It there.
Response by Colin T on the 2nd Jun 2015
I've not done a blog either. I have the RNLI drawings but as you know you only get the starboard side In detail. Also they cut everything off above the wheelhouse roof so no detail regarding radar or aerials.
My doors are tarted up originals as supplied by Aerokits. The hatches are from Marks Boat Bits.
Response by Deswelham on the 11th Mar 2016
Interesting idea about using twin receivers. Clever

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Coast Guard Life Boat - Posted: 3 years ago by RedRider
It's been a month since my last post. Here's a few of my latest. I'm very near the end of "planking".....

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Response by RedRider on the 13th Mar 2015
Hey Hammer
All good ways to perfect my shipwright skills, If only on a 33" model. Thanks for your reply.
Response by HoweGY177 on the 13th Mar 2015
Only plated a 6ft model of a The Bismark over a wooden form previously using tin plate and all soldered together but this system using drink cans sounds Interesting and will try out a few test plates first. I assume you replicate the rivets by centre punching the can segments from the underside before fixing to the hull. The 'Ross Tigers' hull Is 4 ft long so It may become an Interesting project.
Response by hammer on the 13th Mar 2015
Howe am I right about Grimsby? As I can't post photos hear. So I am starting a new blog In (boat matters). Under plating.


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