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New app keeps failing. by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Colin, Did you try reporting the problem! Fireboat "Stephen" is really good about. Looking in things! On the app go to settings. Click on Settings, go to Report Problem! See if Stephen can help you! Cheers, Ed

34" RAF Crash Tender Windows by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I had a ride on it 2 years ago, 102 was the number on the boat. I think it might have been an HSL. Sorry for the confusion but it was advertised on TV as a fire boat rescue launch. I won the ride with a local radio station phone in quiz while on holiday in Somerset. Cheers Colin.

34" RAF Crash Tender Windows by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Mike, I also bought windows with frames for my 34" fire boat. I bought them from someone on this site, but can't rember who it was. They were laser cut and pre drilled and were a super fit, made my old 1950s boat look great again. It was back in 2009 or 10, someone might know who was selling them. Cheers Colin.

34" RAF Crash Tender Windows by stormin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Mike, I did buy the laser cut windows for my 34" fire boat from a seller on eBay back in 2011 (2nd may 2011) to be precise, they do, in my opinion, add a great deal to the overall look of the model. I've checked back on my records and can only find the price I paid (£15:50p) and the seller (DW BAKER DG) this was his eBay seller signature, I've looked but can't find anything relating to this particular seller now. Can only assume he has ceased trading. Sorry I can't be of anymore help. Norman.

Darby One Design hydro... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Dowty Turbocraft was smiled upon by Donald Campbell as a service vessel after he'd used Albatrosses. It's thought it was a bit of wash from the Dowty that caused his final crash. i I used to have a Mk 1 Albatross, Hull 137, but nI couldn't use it anywhere fast due to river speed limits, so I flogged it. It was all riveted aluminium, made by ex Spitfire makers. The countersunk rivets, after over 50 years were so well applied you just couldn't see them. Amazing craftsmanship, but when they were first on sale, they were the price of a small house! I paid rather less, rebuilt the engine, repainted it and flogged it for a lot more, then made a 1/6th scale model of it and sold that to a man who owns most of the boathouses round Windermere. A Ford 1172 sidevalve engined boat would tow 2 water skiers amazingly. There's a website called Old Speed Boats that deals with Dowty Turbocraft well. Cheers, Martin

1/16th scale Fire Boat decals by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
That's done. My chum is casting resin crew members as we speak and I have some binoculars in white metal. Cheers, Martin

1/16th scale Fire Boat decals by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks, Robbob. I'll order some up. Martin

Exciters/transducers by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
More dense really. The epo foam used on the ready to fly rc planes is ideal. I used Depron on the fire boat it’s the stuff used to insulate flooring. It was ok but a bit brittle.

1/16th scale Fire Boat decals by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Martin. BECC do a set in 1:16 scale for your boat. https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/Becc-Model-Acc... Robbob

1/16th scale Fire Boat decals by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi all, got my Crash Tender bottom sprayed red today, so I'm nearing when I'll need the hull decals for FIRE, roundels and numbers. Anyone know where they can be had from? Also what does that stuff on the bow say/look like. I can hand paint that if necessary. Cheers, Martin

Aero kits 46inch fire boat by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
PS I think you may want to consider Brushless motor if you want reasonable speed. although an 850 -900 size motor may do the job.

Aero kits 46inch fire boat by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I am also building this boat but haven't finalised the power plant yet. However have a look at Robbobs build blog on this site for some inspiration. https://model-boats.com/builds/view/23951

Aero kits 46inch fire boat by mikgough Apprentice   Posted: 3 months ago
Could any of you kind folks please advise me on a brushed motor and propeller size and type please. I am doing a restoration of this boat I have taken the petrol engine out and hope to replace with electric, but would like decent speed. Many thanks.

Tony O by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
No Martin, I don't think so. Once again; it's not so much what you say but HOW you say it. If your chat with the 'only geezer' was in the same vein as your recent posts I can fully understand that the reaction was 'don't call us - we'll call you'. Patience is NOT an excuse for wasting time. It is an essential component of successful negotiation. During my career I was often involved in systems design and contract negotiations for COMMS systems for ships yet to be ordered and built. Many of such projects took 5 to 7 years or more to come to fruition. My perseverance and patience paid off. I was the one who signed the contracts! I often heard from the shipyards and/or navies involved that they were put off by the 'pushy' tactics used by my competitors with less patience. Tolerance is also not a weakness. Lack of it IS. Differing opinions are fine, just depends how they are expressed. Denigrating and insulting others who have differing interests as morons is not the 'fine English art' ! Re: Dumbphone control Apps; YOU don't necessarily need to know (a Luddite wouldn't want to or need to anyway!) but the parents of your grand kids SHOULD in this day and age. Tell 'em to look for Apps like 'Quiet Time'. This enables them to define times that the kids can access the web online via smartphone and when it is blocked. And no, the kids can't normally get around it. If they can; leave 'em alone to make their millions! Re: Woodies; Super duper. You have seen that I have put a tremendous amount of effort into renovating the Sea Scout that my Dad built in the early sixties. I enjoyed the process and learned a lot doing it. But I am not fixed on that particular line of model boat / model ship building. If that's your only thing - fine. But why berate those of us who take a wider view and also have an interest and find challenges in making shipboard functions work in miniature in all sorts of ships? "I really couldn't give a sh*t if I was the only person left in the world making woodies. I do it for me only these days in the absence of any clubs. But I don't have to pretend to like all the other stuff. In another place are people who not only do sail, but specifically model barge racing and good on 'em. I don't ask that they do all the other stuff" No, of course you don't have to pretend to like 'all the other stuff' but you also don't have to decry those that DO like the other stuff, as you often do the tug aficionados for instance. OK, I can understand an aversion to warships as such if someone is a died in the wool pacifist, but nevertheless some appreciation of the skills involved in producing such outstanding warship models as seen on this site is not out of order, or...? (Bye the bye; I've often noticed that 'pacifists' have a particularly aggressive way of expressing themselves!?) After 30 odd years here in Germany I'm out of touch with the ground roots in UK, but over here things don't look so black. There are thriving model boat clubs all over. W.r.t. 'exciting aspects'; there are clubs in Germany, Holland and France and Italy also I think who happily and skilfully re-enact sea battles and convoy battles. There is at least one club in South England that also does that I believe, in Southampton or Portsmouth? Don't get Channel 4 here (re Battle of Britain re-run you mentioned) but I do get DMAX, which shows a series called 'Die Modellbauer'. In this the crémé de la crémé of German model making is depicted and judged for the annual cup at the International Model Show here. It covers everything from fire trucks, excavators, boats and ships of all kinds, and aircraft of of all types including turbine jets. Criteria for the competition being: 1) Shall be externally identical to the original in every detail (down to the rivets!)l, 2) Shall be able to perform each and every function of the original. 3) 150 days to design, complete and demonstrate the model. The point being that with extremely few solo exceptions the models are almost always built by a father and son partnership. So, sorry if the situation is drastically different in UK but 'over here' it ain't so black as you paint. Maybe it's a question of the attitude of the parents? BTW: for a fantastic example of 'modelling on a mammoth scale' pop across to Hamburg and have a look at the 'Miniature Wonderland' in the old Hafen City. All 1/87 scale, the largest model railway layout in the world, but also all types of aircraft and ships in action as well. Also shown from time to time on various documentary TV channels. BTW2: don't worry about the brass bashing, I'll work it out for myself. Have fun with the Taycols. Cheers, Doug 😎

Launch ELAINE, by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Keep you outta mischief won' it Colin! 😉 I like the fine adjustment of those burners. Found 'em great for soldering oiler pipes to brass prop tubes- WITHOUT setting fire to the boat 😲 Phew!! Reckon it'll cope with your motor no sweat - YOU might though😁😁 Have heard Santa's coming early this year 😉 He must have a new E-Sled 😁 Now back to the fish cutter gear box!! Cheers, Doug 😎