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Frederick Spashett - Posted: 3 years ago by petercbrown
This is a 30-inch static model of the trawler that had suffered damage and had most of the deck fittings missing when I got a hold of it.
It was 'de-constructed' by Victor Marcham of the Mablethorpe Model RC Boat Group. Being a static model, it had to be bored through to fit a propshaft, a motor and rudder, and had new decking, mast and working LED lights.
It has yet to be weighted so pond trials can begin.

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Response by petercbrown on the 20th Oct 2015
The Frederick Spashett: One of a number of small vessels, 80ft. between perpendiculars by 20ft. 6in. moulded breadth and 9ft. 9in. moulded depth, built in the late forties/early fifties. Frederick Spashett was actually constructed in 1949 by Richards Ironworks Ltd., Lowestoft Yard No. 388, and was the first of what was to become a very successful class of drifter/trawler. She was built for Small and Co. (Lowestoft) Ltd., one of the major fishing boat owners at that time.
Powered by a 231 BHP engine, she had an uneventful career as a drifter, and was transferred to the Trier Fishing Co. Ltd., Lowestoft, one of the companies within the Small and Co. group, during the fifties. This was a regular practice by trawler owners, some of which had a number of 'one ship companies' under one group.
In all, the Frederick Spashett spent 16 years operating from Lowestoft and other British ports during the various herring seasons.
Response by Ballast on the 21st Oct 2015
Thanks Peter ! I think it makes a build far more interesting when you know that it is a replica of an actual vessel and to know her history. Enjoy her.
Response by petercbrown on the 21st Oct 2015
You are right - it does make it more interesting... despite there being precious few pictures of her around! I'm as pleased as punch with the way she looks now.

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Tsecoa lol - Posted: 3 years ago by Jlambert
Been out of the hobby for about 10'years and started bilding the model slipway Tescos ll

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Response by petercbrown on the 20th Oct 2015
D.F. Cartwright, also known as Tony Cartwright (28 December 1916 ' 28 December 2009), was one of the people who revived Lowestoft's North Sea commercial fishing industry after the Second World War.
He had a heroic war record, winning a Military Cross (MC) and rising to the rank of Major. He was the grandson of Fred Spashett, an ex-mayor of Lowestoft and Lloyd's agent, who together with his son George Spashett, who had also won an MC in the First World War, had built up a large business in the port, but which had been decimated by the Second World War and the early death of George Spashett.
Together with Bill Suddaby, Maurice Hepton and Gordon Claridge, Cartwright built up a Lowestoft fishing fleet of some 130 vessels reaching its peak in the 1960s, employing some 1,500 fishermen and giving employment to marine engineers, fish merchants and processors, ship chandlers, net manufacturers, electronic and wireless workers, fuel suppliers and a host of other suppliers. It was reckoned that half the population of Lowestoft was dependent on the sea.
Response by petercbrown on the 6th Nov 2015
Well it looks like fantastic progress so far!
Response by petercbrown on the 11th Mar 2016
For 10 years out of 'the game' it doesn't show... coming along nicely!

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British Coast - Posted: 3 years ago by steve-fb40
Completely scratch built using balsa wood and Mahogany strips for the decks and bridge and the free plan by James Pottinger issued in Model Boat Magazine November 1996. The plans were well drawn at a scale of 1:93 how ever I doubled the size by just transfering each measurement directly onto the wood and a few card patterns were made when panneling the hull.
Powered with twin 12 volt motors, two 12 volt lead acid batteries and two 1 3/4" props I am well sattisfied with the end result. A full build log with pictures can be found on the ''Leith built Ships" web site, or look under ''The Loftsman"

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Response by chiefbrody on the 16th Aug 2015
Beautiful vessel Steve, might have a go at this one myself.
Thanks
Response by petercbrown on the 6th Nov 2015
A cracking model - well done on the construction work!
Response by Deswelham on the 11th Mar 2016
Great looking model

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wotan emden AE7 - Posted: 3 years ago by paulsmith
I found this at a car boot sale off a dealer I went the week before to ask how much he was asking he wanted £70 week after when I took the cash he only wanted £35 so I snatched his hand off.

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Response by martinsperring070558 on the 22nd Jan 2016
Absolute bargain find well done.
Response by Deswelham on the 11th Mar 2016
Hear of people having good finds a boot sales. I keep looking but no boat bits and bobs yet.
Response by petercbrown on the 11th Mar 2016
Result!!

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Lorraine B - Posted: 3 years ago by tommy3917
Lorraine B with all the finishing touches @ QE2 park Ashington Northumberland

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two boys B-84 - Posted: 3 years ago by skiboo
here are some photos of finished project on the water at pickie pool bangor she Is powered by 540 motor and 60mm prop winch radar lights al In working order she tows the net well stacks of power
this boat Is scratch built Inc winch rgds Robert waterson angus

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Response by tommy3917 on the 23rd May 2015
Nice boat skiboo, love the winch.

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Molly - Posted: 3 years ago by tommy3917
Northumbrian Coble Molly started 25/01/2015 launched QE2 park Ashington 13/5/2015 no mishaps 😊

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Response by cenbeth on the 13th May 2015
Looks really good!
Response by tommy3917 on the 14th May 2015
Thanks cenbeth appreciated
Response by skiboo on the 14th May 2015
lovely looking coble nice job

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Molly - Posted: 4 years ago by tommy3917
Last finishing touches added Marker buoys Pot hauler and Lifebuoy

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Response by McCluskey on the 10th May 2015
Looks very nice Indeed

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Molly - Posted: 4 years ago by tommy3917
Got my 3rd build finished Its a Northumbrian Coble, looking forward to put It on the lake at QE2 park Ashington

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Response by Northumbrian on the 2nd May 2015
Cracking job Tom I am looking forward to seeing It on the lake
Pirate Bob

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Sea Fishing Trawler Our Lass II Whitby - Posted: 4 years ago by bigboats
Nautix 1/32 North Sea Fishing Trawler Our Lass II Whitby RTR Boat

A nicely detailed radio controlled 1/32nd scale model of the Whitby based 21.5 metre North Sea trawler Our Lass II. This vessel Is typical of a number of modern, well equiped trawlers built In recent years. now sold my boat

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Response by bigboats on the 15th Apr 2015
thanks
Response by Mataroa on the 15th Apr 2015
HI that Is a really nice trawler you have . how many batteries In the trawler? It must have some weight to keep It down In the water . looks fantastic cliff
Response by bigboats on the 18th Apr 2015
IVE ADD 2 7.2V BATTERIES ON BOTH SIDE FOR THE BOAT MY MAIN BATTERY IS A 6V Battery 6 Volt Sealed Lead Acid
THERE 2 BAGS OF TYER WEIGHTS UNDER THE 7.2V STICKS AT THE FRONT OF THE BOAT I ADD A SMALL HOUSE BRICK
AND LOT OF LEAD 😎


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