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Edward . M. Cotter by GARTH Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 8/10] 39" Edward . M. Cotter Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 70mm) Direct Drive to a Johnson (4 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries - Comments: The real fire boat is stationed in Buffalo New York . This fire boat visits Port Colborne on Lake Erie every year for Canal Days & because the model boat club I'm in sets up a display at the museum in town I decided to build a scratch build of this boat I used the prints of the Sequin Midwest tug for the hull & Internet photos for details. I used the tops of Lepages glue bottle to simulate the Monitor on the decks I'm real proud of them.

The fire monitors by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Allenrod. Perhaps if I ever do a refit on this model I might consider working fire monitors but as it was never part of my original plan it would be very difficult to incorporate now. Besides, I have had my brother doing a little bit more brass turning for me as you will soon see in some forthcoming posts.😉 Rob.

The fire monitors by allenrod Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Rob, They look great your attention to detail is amazing, with this in mind I wonder if you had considered working fire monitors?, from one of your last posts I seem to remember your brother is good with a lathe, keep up the good work it is so interesting, I hope one day to have a go at this build when SWMBO decides to release a bit of cash !!!! Thanks for a great blog with great ideas, Allen R

The fire monitors by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
The fire monitors are supplied in three pieces that need to be assembled, there is the pedestal, the main body & handles and the discharge nozzle (my descriptions, they may have a proper technical term!) 🤔 Before assembly all the parts were filed smooth, and cleaned with my ‘suede shoe brush’ to remove flash and blemishes and to give a key for subsequent paint. I felt that just glueing the main body and discharge nozzle together would not be sufficiently strong so I bored out the centre of each and inserted a 4mm threaded stud to pull them together, some threadlock on the stud and then some filler at the join produced a good result. The hole at the end of the discharge nozzle also looks more authentic. The pedestal was also bored out at both ends, the lower end for a 3mm stud and for a 2mm threaded stud at the upper end. The arms need to be carefully bent to the correct angle, you only really get one attempt at this as the white metal will not stand repeated bending and will probably fracture quite easily. I also added a small 'lever arm' feature to the bottom of the pedestal that appears in some photographs of the real item, this was finished with a hand turned brass knob. The finished parts were sprayed with one coat of grey etch primer, a coat of white primer and finally two coats of Halfords ‘Toolbox Red’ acrylic gloss. I assembled the two pieces when the paint had hardened and put a dab of red paint on the top fixing nut. The handle ends will also be detailed with some black paint or perhaps some black heat shrink.

White metal deck fittings. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
In between coats of black paint there’s time to prepare more of the white metal deck fittings. They all require a bit of a clean up to remove casting lines and flash, and this is easy to do with an assortment of small files, blades and a small suede shoe brush with brass wire ‘bristles’. After a quick clean up with panel wipe I fixed them all to a piece of card with small strips of double sided foam tape to stop them getting blown around by the pressure of the spay can and gave them a couple of light coats of etch primer. To assemble the anchor I used some 2mm brass rod with some brass ends made from some larger diameter brass rod, drilled and filed to a pleasing profile, a bit of plasticard was added to neaten the pivot point and the assembly was also given a coat of etch primer. The cooling water outlet tube and flange and the dummy exhaust ports (adapted portholes) were primed also. They’ll get a coat of black gloss before they are fixed to the stern. I’ll tackle the fire monitors next…

Aerokits Fast Patrol Boat by jonbliss152 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi, I'm currently in the process of building my first model. It's one of my fathers that has been sat in the loft, kit form for 30 odd years. I have the decals to turn it into a fire boat but I'm struggling to find a suitable monitor to place on the coach house roof. Can you remember where yours came from?

Tug 'DHB Dauntless' by barnet Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
Scratch Built 1:32 scale Dover Harbour Board Tug, DHB Doughty. The main hull is a standard Damen hull purchased from Mobile Marine Models, see their website for Portgarth. the hull is fitted with 2 x T12 Motors for the main propulsion,2 x 60 degree kort nozzles for steering, with 2 x purpose made brass props. Also fitted is a 12v Graupner water pump for the working fire monitor and Fwd spray bar, 2 x Mtronks 15 amp ESC's, Futaba steering servo and Futaba 40 MHz Receiver. Approx Dimensions including fendering Loa 41" Beam 14"

Working fire monitor by Peter47 Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Tidied up your Photo Dragon, hope it helps. Was surprised when I downloaded all files in your 10th Nov Response, to find my HMS Duke of York model was featured in File 1930 :-)

Working fire monitor by dragon Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Your welcome take care

Working fire monitor by akelatheleader Petty Officer   Posted: 6 months ago
Thanks for helping, have found that you need extra parts to make it rotate. Have got them from cornwall model boats.

Shell Pioneer by marlina2 Petty Officer   Posted: 7 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 31" Shell Pioneer Twin Propellors (4 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a 2x MFA940051LN (4 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 3xViper 15A (5Amps) ESC - Comments: This is my first working RC build but here goes. A bit vauqe about the fiqures because we are still on the slipway. It is scratch built from the Phil Thomas drawing "Shell Pioneer" Twin prop with Kort nozzle steering, bow thruster, working fire monitors and lights. Throtle & steering control via Action Electronics P40E mixer. 2x 2S25C4000mA lipoly's. 6 Ch radio (4 used). draws around 4.5A hope to get 30min run time minimum. Third ESC for bow thruster.

RAF Crash Tender by mbrownhill Apprentice   Posted: 8 months ago
It looks great - I am just starting to build one. Do you have any recommendations on the fire monitors? I am going to use Robbe and make them rotate. Do you find the twin motors too much ?

46" RAF CRASH TENDER by Haverlock Admiral   Posted: 9 months ago
If you have no radio gear consider the taranis 16 channels free mixing and excellent range. Right now you will have no use for that many control functions BUT sooner or later you will want more, ( turning on and off sounds, lights, fire monitors, radar scanners etc.) You could steer the fire monitor so it would be possible to sail up to small boys then SQUIRT them !!!!!!

ATLANTIC by Aquacraft by brokey2 Petty Officer   Posted: 10 months ago
[Score: 9/10] 32"/1400g ATLANTIC by Aquacraft Capable of 2mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 30mm) Direct Drive to a AQUACRAFT 550 (2 Blade S Type) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through MTRONICS VIPER (30Amps) ESC - Comments: Built by Aquacraft...modified with a fire monitor...steering turns almost 120 degrees...added sound system...using Futaba radio system 3PL 2.4 ghz

Snowberry by Haverlock Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
Judging by the included pump he expected to take on water! Has any of the body been chopped out? http://www.strikemodels.com/ Have a look there. I may be wrong but I can think of no other reason to fit a pump from the get go unless a model has a fire monitor.