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Anyone else...... by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Bilzin From my experience their should be a build pamphlet, A book with drawings on it! and a full size plan of the boat! Your best bet is to check with the folks at Dumas. Ed

Too Powerful Brushless ? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi Canabus, I think that's the same pdf I found👍 Snag is - you can't upload pdf's here🤔 You have to do what I did; Snip-It into jpeg pics and upload them. BTW: attached are the dimension drawings to go with the spec. table. Graham: table shows that the ECOs all have 6mm output shafts! RE apparent discrepancy between powers of the 400 and 600; same applies to the 200 and 300 so I don't think they are typos! I assumed it has something to do with the construction/magnets (type and strength) or even timing? Hope this helps untangle things a little😉 Happy Non-brushing all, cheers Doug😎 PS Dave: it is normal engineering practice to publish data measured at the quoted Nominal supply voltage - unless otherwise specified with the respective data.

1st build, templates by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Hi Mark, Dampfgerd (= 'SteamGerd') is dead right! We need more info. (I recognise the typical German sentence construction and word order though😉 Kein Problem Gerd, es geht mit genau so anders herum! 😁) Mark; we need more info about what you are trying to build! Tip 1) Whenever you draw a plan, whether with computer or traditional ALWAYS ALWYS ALWAY draw a datum and dimension line along the keel. That way you at least know where you are starting from.😉 Tip 2) Note on the plan the dimensions of the original, at least the length overall (LoA) and maximum beam and the scale of the drawings you are making. Also note the size, LoA, of the model you want to build. Divide size of original by size of model and you have your scale, try to make it a whole number!! Soooo, what ship are you building, what size was she, and what scale (or maximum size) do you want it to be? And what size are your drawings? Page size? Cheers Doug 😎 PS as far as fittings (cannons and such) go look around the Internet to see what is available and in what scale, for instance to name but two! Then use your scale accordingly. Could save a lot of agro and cash later 😉

Hector Read by Gascoigne Commander   Posted: 23 days ago
e Hector Read was built in Hull in the 60s for the Gt Yarmout port and Haven as their new Harbour tug to be moored at the pilot station in Gorleston. Giving many years service, was finally sold on when most working ships were fitted with bow/stern thrusters. Much missed as part of the river scene. A scratch built model I made 18 years ago from photo’s and drawings from the Port Authority. Anyone know her ultimate fate?

Hector Read by Gascoigne Commander   Posted: 23 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 29" Hector Read Capable of 7mph and a runtime of 40mins Single Propellor (3 Blade) Direct Drive to a Speed 600 (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (8.4v) 3Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Scratch-built scale of the 1960 Hull built Hector Read, A Gt.Yarmouth harbour diesel powered tug. Drawings loaned by harbour authority. Modelled 18 years ago, retrieved from back of garage. Needs some TLC.

Free Plans by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Just had a quick look and there are some good detailed plans. You will need some software to scale up the drawings to the scale required but this is possible. Well worth a look if you like scratch building. Thanks for sharing

RE ads90's Vosper Firefloat by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
Hi Selwyn The book has outline drawings so only really of use to identify the types. What exactly are you hoping to build?

RE ads90's Vosper Firefloat by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
Hi ads I have Terry Holtham's RAF Marine Craft Drawings book. Your model may well be the MK1 version, and if so never saw service as it was never accepted by the RAF. The wheelhouse is clearly from a Sea Plane tender and many were converted to Firefloats. I can find no kits marketed from the 1950's in my extensive magazine collection, so suspect this was a nice copy be a keen modeller from the 1960's. Its a nice looking model and I am sure it attracts lots of attention whenever you manage to sail.

Excelsior by Gascoigne Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Here is the last of the Lowestoft sailing trawlers. Model built using working drawings kindly supplied by the Sailing Trust. Model about 12 years old. I got a little carried away on detail! As expected she sails and handles well as all the old work sailors do. Drop keel and rudder extension added when sailing. I was intrigued to discover that the deck winch was steam powered,no doubt to help with taking in the trawl net.

Excelsior by Gascoigne Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 8/10] 34" Excelsior - Comments: Scratch built model of the last surviving Lowestoft sailing trawler which is managed by a sailing trust. And a much loved vessel. Model sails well with drop keel and rudder extension. 12 years old. Working drawings kindly supplied by the Trust.

TRIUMPH (CG-52301) USCG Type F MLB by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Laser cut kit from Barracuda RC Boats, N Carolina, USA. Baltic birch plywood false keel, ribs/frames, hull sheathing, deck and cabins. No formal plans; I was able to source a handful of B&W archival photos from the USCG website. Fortunately I was able to procure a motherload of archival photos and a few hard to read layout drawings from Mr. Timothy Dring, LCDR, USN (Ret.). He is co-author of "American Coastal Rescue Craft", which is the "bible" if you will, of such. I do sometimes thank the internet. I am certain that without his assistance, my efforts on this wouldn't have been as enjoyable. The kit was also void of fittings, which I was aware of prior to purchase, so I invested in a 3D printer. That I've used to a limited degree, due to searching for parts in the correct file format is mind-numbing! I have globally sourced fittings; USA, UK, ASIA. As a matter of fact, the searchlights I got from this Model Boat Shop were 3D printed, and I was able to fit 5mm LEDs into them. I'd like to get a couple more and put some superbright 12v LED drone lamps in them for use on my 35" towboat. Many deck fittings are handmade when possible, the cleats and fairleads are from Cornwall Boats, UK. (Very reasonable & diverse source, if you didn't already know.) I try to keep wood natural when detail allows it, as I never have enjoyed painting over natural grain. Her decks are covered with 1/16" scribed basswood sheathing from, which is normally used for wainscoting dollhouse walls. All my boats that have wood decks are covered with scribed sheathing; I feel it makes 'em look "sexy". Believe it or not, the idea for wainscoting came from finding 3/16" at Hobby Lobby's dollhouse department. A couple of feet x 3.5" was about $16, so I found a less expensive source that also had more selections ( The rail stanchions are 3/16" square dowels with 2 corners rounded over on the Dremel router table. Leaving their base square, I fit a square peg into a round hole with no glue to facilitate removal, and also for ease of replacing broken ones, which is inevitable. The rail is 1/16" brass rod that also is readily removable. The stern rail is stationary on the lower half, and the chain & wire stanchions are removable for towing ops. The deck coamings and knuckle are African mahogany strips, other mahogany accents came from leftovers of a prior build. I also try on all my boats, to incorporate vintage leftover scribed sheathing salvaged from my late Father's builds, so I know he's got a part in my builds. Note-the raised deck section between the aft ladder trunk and towing bit is actually a laminated deckhouse he made for the Frigate Essex. Unfortunately, he was unable to build that kit due to Alzheimer's disease in his latter years. (I blame that mostly on the hazardous fumes from the airplane "dope" & glue he used when building RC planes in the 60s & 70s.) I use polyurethane instead of resin due to COPD, 37 yrs of smoking, I quit 2.5 yrs ago. The driveline consists of: 775 Johnson DC main (3500 RPM@12V), Harbor Models 4mm x 14" shaft w/brass stuffing box, Raboesch 75mm 5-blade brass wheel (not OEM), 5mm U-joint couplers, Dimart 320A fan-cooled ESC. Handmade wooden teardrop rudder on a 3/8" sternpost, 1/4" tiller arm steered by a Halcion sail winch servo and cable system. Flysky 6 channel. The nav lights and other illumination are Lighthouse 9v LEDs, also a GoolRC Receiver controlled flashing blue Law Enforcement light. Obviously, I put the cart before the horse and completed the topsides and below deck before finishing the outer hull, but the Wx and season change dictated such. Can't wait for Spring!

Plans by Dampfgerd Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
here, but that Plan cost 94,99 € ( Italian language ) After original documents completely revised plan. Completely dimensioned drawings from the original with complete interior. All ribs individually drawn.

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Drawings I have give her five turrets, one forward of the bridge, one each side amidships, and two aft of the superstructure, and a small structure between the two aft turrets. My photos show a large structure and the forward of the two aft turrets possibly not there at all. Highly unlikely to get an aerial photo, as there would have been very few aircraft overflying any warships during her lifetime, but maybe someone has a view from astern? My photos show he in a very dark grey, looks even darker than Home Fleet grey.

Billings Kongeskibet Dannebrog #410 by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Also, at the boot sale, I picked up this Billings model from the 1960s for £7. Again requiring considerable restoration but she has beautiful lines and is fundamentally solid. I have emailed Billings for any plans, drawings and instructions but based on my previous experience I am not holding my breath. So if any one has pictures, plans, instructions which might help I would be happy to purchase them.

Smitt- Zwatte Zee and Orinoco by hansv Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks for the reply, I am now building the Zwatte Zee from Billings, and using it as a close start to the Orinoco. I was looking for a scale set of drawings of each ship to see where the differance lay. I would like to get this as close as possible. Thanks HansV