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MGBs in Weymouth 1943 by reilly4 Captain   Posted: 19 days ago
There is an old British war movie 'Appointment with Venus', about the rescue of a prize cow. It features a Fairmile D in some great scenes. If one is building a Fairmile D then the boats in this movie will provide inspiration.

FAIRMILE "B" by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
Does anybody know if any Fairmile "B"s were operated by the R.A.F. as Air/ Sea rescue launches? Found several "D"s but not "B"s.

MGBs in Weymouth 1943 by reilly4 Captain   Posted: 30 days ago
They look like Fairmile D's.

MTB741 Fairmile D by reilly4 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 9/10] 58"/9000g MTB741 Fairmile D Capable of 9mph and a runtime of 65mins Twin Propellors (2 Blade S Type 40mm) Direct Drive to a Graupner 700BB 12V (2 Blade S Type) Powered by NiMH (12v) 9Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through MTroniks 30A Tio x 2 (10Amps) ESC - Comments: 1/24 Scale. Scratchbuilt from John Lambert Drgs & photos. It took 3.5 years. Plywood bulkheads, pine stringers & balsawood planking, then fibreglassed. Superstructure balsawood. Guns scratchbuilt from tinplate and brass. There are 2 motors and drive trains powered by 2 x 9cell NiMH D cells x 9Ah. 6 pdr guns rotate. 20mm oerlikon rotates and elevates. Radio is Futaba 2.4 GHz

Fairmile D 1/24 Scale Build by reilly4 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
I have scratch-built a Fairmile D in 1/24 scale. if you look through my posts/videos you will see it. I used the Lambert-Ross Allied Coastal Forces book for the plan that I scaled up. Perhaps I should enter it in my boat harbour. Anatomy of a Ship is also a good source of information. I built mine from Balsawood/Pine and fibreglassed it. Attached are a few photos. Watch the videos. They may inspire you. I have previously posted these links under videos.

Fairmile D 1/24 Scale Build by Smiffy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Further to the above post I have just received this book which I bought on Ebay - superb scale detail of lots of dog boats including colour references etc and MGB 658 is one of the boats featured. Also apologies to the memory of L.C. Reynolds (‘Elsie’ as we knew him at school, and I bet he knew it too!) as I forgot to mention his OBE. Smiffy

Fairmile D 1/24 Scale Build by Smiffy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Andy I am interested to read about your plans for a dog boat as I am thinking of doing the same (when my Thames steam launch is eventually finished....!). One reason that I am considering this is that my headmaster, when I was at Maidenhead Grammar School in the 1960's, was a former skipper of MGB 658 and I am lucky enough have autographed copies of two of his books. "Motor Gunboat 658" is a fascinating read if you haven't already come across it, as is "Dog Boats at War" with plenty of useful information and photographs - just two of the books by Len Reynolds DSC. (He rose from Navigating Officer to Captain during the war in the Mediterranean theatre and served on MGB 658 from its commissioning in 1943 to the war's end.) Apologies by the way if you already know all this! Two questions if you don't mind - are you going to do a complete scratchbuild from plans or complete a fibreglass hull, and which/whose plans are you using? This may help my own decisions later on. I have seen that there are plenty of the appropriate weapons in 1/24th scale on the Deans website which should make life easier with the fiddly bits! Very best wishes with the build. Smiffy

Fairmile D 1/24 Scale Build by andyhynes Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
At this moment in time. I am completing a TID Tug boat. My next project is a Fairmile D MTB at 1/24 scale. I intend to run 4 props using brushed motors and two ESCs. I am looking for reasonable performance from brushed motors probably Johnson 600 motors running 3 blade 40mm props. Can anyone give me advice regards this setup or can recommend an alternative that does not involve to much expense.

RE ads90's Vosper Firefloat by ads90 Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Dave There were only 2 Mk 2 Firefloats built, No.'s 93 and 94 and they had a very different hull at the stern to what my model has. The superstructure could have been modified quite easily but certainly not the hull, so I am certain that it is not one of them. The stern is very reminiscent of the 'Fairmile' design but I have looked at these but nowt turned up. The number on the side of mine '1104' is I believe related to the Marine Craft Unit 1104 at Bridlington which possibly also may have been an ASR.

what shall we make with this! by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Paul Just spoken to Bill and he says it was a scale hull for the Fairmile D known as dog boats. Designed for long range use in and around Norwegian waters. See All types of armament fitted and could also do minelaying.

MTB385 & MTB623 by reilly4 Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
Vosper 73ft Type 1 MTB - Scratchbuilt. Now running two brushless motors and NiMH batteries. Photos previously posted. 1/24 Scale Fairmile D MTB623 belongs to a good friend. This boat was also featured in a previous video with my Fairmile D. The lake was a bit choppy with realistic sea conditions.

Twin motor control problem by reilly4 Captain   Posted: 7 months ago
John, Before you get any more ESCs here are a two basic things to try. 1. At the water's edge (on the stand) start the motors (both). Check their rotation. Then lower the boat into the water and see what happens. Either it should continue in the forward direction or it will stop and then go into reverse. Separately 2. Plug ESC into one radio channel and plug the other into another channel. This is a test - each ESC will be totally independent. Also we don't want use the BEC. I have had problems of a similar but slightly different nature with my Fairmile D previously, except that one of the motors would just stop after 15 or 20 seconds. Now I have each ESC running off a separate channel on the radio and the two channels are mixed so there is a master and slave channel and I use the single throttle stick to operate it. It works fine.

Fairmile D - MGB623 and MTB741 by boaty Commander   Posted: 7 months ago
Excellent boats with great scale performance. I like the Fairmile Ds as they are good subjects for modelling and at static displays they always attract a lot of attention. Boaty😊

Fairmile D - MGB623 and MTB741 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Very impressive 👍 well done both. Great looking location as well.😎

Fairmile D - MGB623 and MTB741 by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Super on water shots. Look very realistic. Thanks for sharing