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    Folding Bulwark????!
    Thank you. I have indeed scrolled to that and it is the file that downloaded without telling me it was or had so. In the index page 200 mentions collapsible bulwarks and this is found actually on page 212 in the pdf. it seems to refer to
    lifeboat
    s and albeit a few pages several are blocked from view as are some of the drawings. I believe it said one has to be a member in order to see those pages. I don't think that the information concerns the ship's bulwark but rather the side of a ship's
    lifeboat
    . What was it that you read? Am I yet in the wrong link. T
    1 month ago by Toby
    Forum
    Speedline
    Hi, anybody have a 1/16 Severn
    lifeboat
    for sale? Half built or complete, with or without motors and ESCs
    2 months ago by Jerry1
    Directory
    (Life Boat) Sprit of Padstow
    Very fast model
    lifeboat
    . Model Slipway kit 1/16 scale (10/10)
    2 months ago by Jerry1
    Forum
    Speedline
    Wanted Speedline 1/16 Severn
    lifeboat
    ....
    2 months ago by Jerry1
    Forum
    Model Boat Show
    The RNLI at Scarborough are holding a Model Boat Show at the
    lifeboat
    Station on 27 April from 11am to 4pm. Any one willing to show their boats should contact Kay Jackson at the Boat House.
    2 months ago by RobbieMcKennan
    Forum
    Model Boat Show.
    Looking forward to it. I am coming up with the caravan, staying at Oakwood Farm Touring Park, and bringing 2, maybe 3
    lifeboat
    s with me to sail. it's in the diary, can't wait. Cheers, Dave W 😊
    2 months ago by rolfman2000
    Forum
    Graupner Neptun Freighter
    Received this partially built kit, having been started over 20 years ago. Got it with no stairs, iifeboats, or deck equipment. Used H.O. Package of stairs, railings, and ladders to make what is seeing here. A friend is carving a couple
    lifeboat
    s and I will make davits.
    3 months ago by Ron
    Forum
    Free plans Inc Tamar
    lifeboat
    plans
    very nice finish glad to see it sails wellπŸ‘. I must get mine going on the water next year. david
    4 months ago by jtdavid
    Forum
    Free plans Inc Tamar
    lifeboat
    plans
    http://eezebilt.tk/Tamar.html The Tamar
    lifeboat
    plans With Build instructions
    2 years ago by none
    Forum
    Free plans Inc Tamar
    lifeboat
    plans
    Here is a video of a test run of an EeZebilt Tamar... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXRfrkph3X4
    4 months ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    Numbers and lettering for solent
    Hi i nearly finished working on my Solent
    lifeboat
    just need to know what size is the Numbers on the superstrure and the size of the lettering for the name on the hull. Many thanks cliff
    5 months ago by Mataroa
    Forum
    INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW
    I'm going on Friday, as I'm not too good with crowds in my wheelchair. I'm meeting up with a few
    lifeboat
    enthusiasts at 12 midday at the cafe, if anyone is interested. You never know, might meet some off here. Best wishes, Dave W 😊
    5 months ago by rolfman2000
    Forum
    A Tragic Tale Unfolds
    A nice project, Neville. it must be terrible when a small community loses so many. The St. Abbs and Wells-next-the -Sea
    lifeboat
    s were both lost and St. Abbs has fewer than a hundred inhabitants even today. I would love to be one of them. One of my favourite places. But a frightening reminder of what the sea can do. What are "Boat Days"? Martin
    5 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Solent class
    lifeboat
    Hi Andy, I bought and made the kit in the early 80's and I have 2 55mm Props fitted. Its name is the City of Birmingham and after speaking to other Solent owners I changed the Superstructure (port hole location and doors) Regards Alan
    6 months ago by olly49
    Forum
    Barnett Class
    lifeboat
    Plans
    is this the boat you wish to build...…..I have this partly finished model that I doubt I will ever get done....grp hull and cabin with some resin fittings, also have a set of plans for ut, and plenty of photos of the Ramsey Dyce, Aberdeens boat taken recently Β£400.00p ono if you'd like a head start,
    6 months ago by nhp651
    Forum
    Barnett Class
    lifeboat
    Plans
    Hi, I'm trying to get of some plans for a 52ft barnett class
    lifeboat
    to scratch build from. I have got some sections ones from the RNLI but they have closed their shop so I'm no longer able to get the other plans in order to build the hull (the one's that show the profile of the hull from the side). Any help would be appreciated. Robby
    2 years ago by Robby
    Forum
    Display model
    lifeboat
    s
    Ok cool, I will get in contact with my idea when I have time to fully explain
    6 months ago by GrahamP74
    Forum
    Display model
    lifeboat
    s
    Hi, I am thinking of starting a group or club to raise money for the RNLI, by displaying and sailing model
    lifeboat
    s. If you have any ideas or want to help please contact me. Jerry
    6 months ago by Jerry1
    Forum
    Display model
    lifeboat
    s
    In Clanfield Hampshire
    6 months ago by Jerry1
    Forum
    Display model
    lifeboat
    s
    Great idea, where are you based? I have some ideas....
    6 months ago by GrahamP74
    Directory
    (Life Boat) RNLI Spirit Of Padstow
    Lovely 1/16 Scale Tamar
    lifeboat
    (Motor: Turnigy) (ESC: Mystery) (10/10)
    7 months ago by Jerry1
    Directory
    (Life Boat) R.N.L.B. Maurice and Joyce Hardy
    Lovely 1/16 Scale Trent
    lifeboat
    (Motor: Model Motors Direct 777 UK) (ESC: Electronize) (10/10)
    7 months ago by Jerry1
    Forum
    Model
    lifeboat
    wanted
    Hi, I'm after a ready built Tamar class
    lifeboat
    I've put up a post on if anyone wants to build it for me but if anyone has a
    lifeboat
    to sell to me I will be happy to take it off you for Β£275 at highest as I would love one. I am looking for a minimum of 1:16 a 1:12 at highest. I live in the Manchester and will collect up to 50 miles or if not I will pay for it to be posted. Many thanks, Alfie.
    7 months ago by Alfie
    Forum
    Model Slipway 1:16 Tamar class
    lifeboat
    .
    Hi all, I am starting my hobby on RC boats and am purchasing a Model Slipway 1:16 Tamar Class
    lifeboat
    . Sadly I don't have the time to build a
    lifeboat
    , So I am reaching out there to those who are happy to build a kit for a well-earned sum of money. If you think you are up for the job please contact me as soon as possible and I will try my hardest in the future for you and help you to find success in your hobby I am looking for a fine skilled captain who has a good idea on what they are doing. I live in the Manchester area and am willing to collect for up to 45 miles. If you are the one who can do the job message me I will give you a quote on what you're earnings could be and when the schedule will start, and I will give the ready to go to send you the model to build. It would mean a lot if you could keep me updated on how things are going and would be good to see a vlog going up on the website I look forward to hearing from everyone Many thanks, Alfie.
    7 months ago by Alfie
    Forum
    Model Slipway
    Model Slipway Tamar 1/16th
    lifeboat
    for sale fitted with bow thruster and servo,will come with two cans halford paint one indigo blue other VW orange Reason for sale is with only previously building one model this may be suitable for a more experienced builder,every thing in place for a beautiful finished
    lifeboat
    ,photos available Β£325 With the model being at this stage it may be possible to send by courier Would consider swap for a cruiser i.e. Huntsman /Jules Verne /Perkasa with fibre glass hull with two props NOW WITHDRAWN FROM SALE
    3 years ago by shambles
    Blog
    Dumas 1203 Coast Guard
    lifeboat
    (RNLI Waveney conversion)
    So here we go again! I have decided to give other projects a rest for a time in favour of this little gem. Pick up off eBay for less than Β£100 NIB posted, couldnt resist! Its the Dumas (kit no:1203) 44' Coast Guard
    lifeboat
    . I dont know if this kit is still produced by Dumas and having looked at the Die cutting of the parts, certainly seems like an old kit? However, I love my building and the challenges, so I am sure it will turn out nice at the end. Finished length 33". I shall be converting this to a RNLI Waveney Class
    lifeboat
    and will possibly go with 44-003 named "Khami" which was based in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, which is local to me here in Suffolk. Sadly very little turns up on this boat via Google, but at some stage may pop out to the Great Yarmouth
    lifeboat
    station and see if I can hunt anymore info on her. I shall not be using the recommended Dumas running gear for 2 reasons, 1st its a geared set-up (I am going with MFA540 brushed direct drive) and the cost of over Β£150! Photos show the box artwork, plans and the included wood. Last photo shows my electrics less propshafts and props that are on order. Note the Star Wars 3.75" figures that with poetic licence could be painted to represent crew. However, at this point the model is approx 1;16 scale and the figures would be 1:18 scale so maybe too small. There are 1:16 scale
    lifeboat
    figures available but pricey? My one issue at this point is going to battery choice? do I go with a small 6v lead acid or perhaps 2 Tamiya type 7.2v NIMH in series. anyone who has built anything like this may want to advise. LIPO not an option as the Mtroniks ESC do not support LIPO. Space inside the hull may also be an issue? Another issue is going to be fabricating some propshaft struts for the rear next to the props. There is quite a bit of prop shaft exposed outside the hull, so these would be integral to support and strength of the propshafts. is there anything available off the shelf (they are included in the running gear set, but dont seem to be available on there own) of do I need to fabricate from brass tube and sheet/strip brass?
    1 year ago by Skydive130
    Forum
    Lost Tamar Class Model
    lifeboat
    Hi Alan. I have posted it on 3 of the national Facebook group pages, but although it has been shared all around the country, there have been no actual queries about it. I will keep following the threads to see if anyone responds positively to it. it just seems a shame that the owner hasn't explored every possibility including social media to find his missing parts. Any further news, I will keep you posted. Kindest regards, Dave W 😊
    7 months ago by rolfman2000
    Forum
    Lost Tamar Class Model
    lifeboat
    I am the secretary of our boat club and about a month ago I was notified by a member of the public that he had found the superstructure of a model
    lifeboat
    on his way home in the Basingstoke area. I now have that superstructure in my possession but asked around all our members and loaclly but no-one has any idea who may be the owner. It is from a 1:16 scale Tamar Class Model Slipway boat and the build quality is pretty good standard but it has suffered some damge but I do also have the some of the parts. It appears that it might have fallen from the back of someone's trailer behind a car, bike or mobility scooter - yes some of our older members now take their boats to our lake that way. However the Model Slipway boat is 1000mm long and a beam of 320mm and with motors, batteries and ballast would weigh quite a bit. The superstucture of the boat is named but I will hold back on that information until hopefully someone can come along and identify it as theirs. So if you know anyone who might have lost it near Basingstoke, Hampshire (Southern England for those who might not know where this is) please get back to me. Alan
    8 months ago by ads90
    Forum
    Lost Tamar Class Model
    lifeboat
    Dave W Many thanks for your suggestion and for doing it. it was found local to our home Club water and although we do not have a Facebook page / social media other than our Club website we often have enquiries from people who are in our region so to speak on various aspects of model boating but no enquiries about this significant part of the
    lifeboat
    . Alan
    7 months ago by ads90
    Response
    Billings Waveney Class
    lifeboat
    Appreciate your postings very much. Just getting started on mine and this will help me in getting more confidence as I am new to the hobby. Bruno
    7 months ago by Bruno
    Forum
    ANGLE RNLI 150th ANNIVERSARY
    I have been asked to put on a Model
    lifeboat
    Display for the 150th anniversary of the Angle Pembrokshire Wales,Station, 11th and 12th AUGUST 2018 this will be in a marquee close to the water so you can chose to display on or off the water or both NOTE SALT WATER! I am inviting Model
    lifeboat
    owners from all over the country,and a few have expressed their interest already. Hoping to make it the biggest model
    lifeboat
    Show in Wales for the year, and permission has been granted for all other model boat types to attend also There will be camping nearby, for tents motorhomes and caravans,and there is also a pub nearby and another in the village as well as a cafe for your food or possibly accomodation if wanted. I will be advertising it on various model boat websites and magazine. I would certainly like you to come if you can manage it.Set up day is the 10th,and I am sure if you wanted to come a day or so earlier we can arrange it for you. There will be at least three Historic
    lifeboat
    s attending,hopefully more,which will include the ex Angle Watson
    lifeboat
    . The event will be part of the Angle Regatta Week, so many other types of craft will be attending There is also a Beer and Cider Festival at the same time,and Live Music Please give me a ring on 01209 820844,or private message me to let me know your thoughts. Look forward to hearing from you Sincerely, Mick French
    1 year ago by battleshipbuff
    Forum
    Another useful site for all 'Woodies' ;)
    Yep,I get Pinterest too, but they also mix in some of that cargo, too, which is a bit embarrassing if the Mrs. just walks in. On another boaty place people are saying the finish is too difficult! Epoxy and yacht varnish is all I ever used. Yes,if it's to be varnished it has to be well made, but so what? Does that mean all the tankers and
    lifeboat
    s are badly made and covered in filler and paint? Anyway, thanks for your efforts, Doug. All encouragements to make woodies gratefully received. This is one I'm working on currently, when I can reach it off the top shelf! A Greavette Gent's racer, Double Time. Canadian graceful of Gravenhurst. Cheers, Martin
    8 months ago by Westquay
    Response
    lifeboat
    and Davit Completed!
    going back until i start the radio therapy ,see the consultant on Monday and will get a better idea ,mainly a desk jockey nowadays but have lots of little things need making so as well to use the facilities or ask one of my squad to help out . worst thing is losing my sense of taste and also being tired all the time.the life boats come in halfs but will see if i can get them printed in one piece. Cheers Marky
    8 months ago by marky
    Response
    lifeboat
    and Davit Completed!
    Glad to hear you are apparently fitter now Mark πŸ‘ That would be super, thanks a lot😊 Ciao, Doug 😎
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    lifeboat
    and Davit Completed!
    With difficulty Ed, and lots of swearing in as many languages as I could remember 😑 They're made of a silvery metallic thread from the ladies dress making department! Got some funny looks (and some intriguing ones😁) while nosing around in there! They have a tendency to sag when the weather is hot, like now, they are pretty limp right now πŸ€” At the top they are knotted and gluper sued to a ring of the same stuff around the stack. The eye bolts in the deck are just made of tinned copper wire glued into the deck. The eyes were formed around the nose of a small pair of circlip pliers. When the wires sag I can tighten them (up to a point!) by tilting the eye bolts further out. The little switches are rated 240V 5A or 10A and are for main power, auxiliary power and an ON/OFF/ON for Charge/OFF/Run. Got them from Radio Rim, the predecessor to Conrad, here in Munich. They're still around - the switches I mean πŸ˜‰ At first I had them in a Ready Ammo Box on the Flak Gun Deck. But that needed a plugged connection under the removable deck. So I quickly changed that to under the engine room vent as in the pics. The box you can still see between the 20mm's. Shame about Radio ShackπŸ€”, spent ages in their store in Garden City Mall Roosevelt Field (where Charlie Lindbergh took off from), on Long island many years ago. Came home with boxes of 'Stuff' 😁 Cheers, Doug 😎
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    lifeboat
    and Davit Completed!
    Doug ,back in at work on Wednesday,will see about getting some printed up for you .Cheers Marky
    8 months ago by marky
    Response
    lifeboat
    and Davit Completed!
    That looks great! I couldn't find small switches! Had to settle for the push on push off kind! Radio shack is going around closing all their stores. what a shame! How did you work on those guy wires?
    8 months ago by figtree7nts
    Response
    lifeboat
    and Davit Completed!
    Hidden switches (pic also shows stack guy wires), home made RC function switches (various lights, smoker, Whoop whoop all on one TX control stick or pot) on HMS Hotspur 1/72 1936 H class destroyer. From 30 years ago, and it shows 😲 Next on the MidLifeRefit list! Where there's a will ...... πŸ˜‰ Ciao, Doug 😎
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    lifeboat
    and Davit Completed!
    Much patients is needed for the fiddly things! I've got a bunch of string to run. On her davits and smoke stack! The Brooklyn is almost complete! At or about 95-96%!
    8 months ago by figtree7nts
    Response
    lifeboat
    and Davit Completed!
    Hi Ed, just kiddin' 😁 Wouldn't need the fiddly bits anyway, made those from brass tube and tinned copper wire about 30 years ago 😊 Cheers, Doug 😎
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    lifeboat
    and Davit Completed!
    Hi Marky, that'd be brillo πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ Can they be scaled down to 4.5"? That'd be just right. I'll cover costs and postage of course.πŸ‘ Cheers, Doug 😎
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Lost Tamar Class Model
    lifeboat
    Just an idle thought (hope not too stoooopid) but what about advertising it for sale on E-Bay/Amazon to see if anyone bites. YES /NO. Probably too much against it but.................πŸ‘
    8 months ago by onetenor
    Response
    lifeboat
    and Davit Completed!
    Doug 3D printed titanic
    lifeboat
    this one's about 20 inches long if you want I can get them printed the size you want Cheers Mark
    8 months ago by marky
    Response
    lifeboat
    and Davit Completed!
    Three 27 foot RN whalers, I don't think so! You know what it took me. To work on those block and tackles! NO way, I'm glad I didn't glue my fingers to anything! During the build of the Brooklyn. I have glued my fingers quite a few times. Luckily not to the boat itself! Oh, Thanks I forgot about lashing down the
    lifeboat
    !😲 I can't wait for fall season! I love the winter month's......
    8 months ago by figtree7nts
    Response
    lifeboat
    and Davit Completed!
    Nice job EDπŸ‘ Can you do me three 27 foot RN whalers for my destroyer in 1/72 please 😁😁 If I were you I would just put the diagonal holding straps (lashings?) on and not glue it. Cheers, Doug 😎 PS Too damn hot todo much of anything today 😎😑
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    lifeboat
    and Davit Completed!
    It pays to be patient! I was putting off working on the Davit and
    lifeboat
    ! But, today I felt inspired. So was able to put together the block and tackle! Not sure, if I'm going to glue the
    lifeboat
    to the boat cradle! The sky light is removable. For access to the light switches!
    8 months ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Lost Tamar Class Model
    lifeboat
    It may help you to link this thread to social media ie; Facebook. Most of the cluba seem to have facebook pages, and there are model boat sales and swap pages, which folks do wade through. if you dont mind, i will link it to a couple of national model boat pages i know. Hope that helps someone, cheers, Dave W 😊
    8 months ago by rolfman2000
    Forum
    Lost Tamar Class Model
    lifeboat
    Hi Guys Sorry to those of you who have seen my post on this subject already but just thought I would bump this post in case anyone who had not seen it might shed some light on it. Alan
    8 months ago by ads90
    Response
    More work on the Solent
    lifeboat
    Hi Brianaro thanks for ur complementon on
    lifeboat
    .im still working on it its slow on the details . cliff
    8 months ago by Mataroa
    Response
    Solent
    lifeboat
    I’ve just found your blog, what a brilliant job you are doing, what a difference. The detail you are achieving is remarkable. How is the build coming along?
    8 months ago by Brianaro


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