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Fiberglassing by Trillium Commander   Posted: 1 day ago
I have read on this forum and others that fibreglass has no strength and am puzzled by these comments. Fibreglass is commonly used for building the hulls of full-size boats, including lifeboats, which implies that it has considerable strength. Admittedly, their hull walls are much thicker than on a model boat, but the strength is there. I have seen a fellow model boater take a hull made of balsa, which had been coated with fibreglass and bang it on the edge of a table, with no damage. As we all know, you can poke a finger through untreated balsa. Finally, some data is provided on wikipedia that fibreglass impregnated with polyester resin has a tensile strength of 8000 pounds per square inch. So some clarification of the 'no strength' comments would be appreciated. Roy

Palm beach by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Impressive. I have two of these units for my Shannon lifeboat. I do believe I will be using a 400Kv motor to keep within the max revs of the unit. Dave

1/12scale SPEEDLINE Trent lifeboat kit by modeltugman Admiral   Posted: 8 days ago
I Have been asked by the widow of one of our old members to sell this kit, it is the complete works from speedline for the Trent lifeboat at 1/12 scale. 48" long. Very little has been done to the kit so far. comprising of:- Hull and wheelhouse Handrail stanchions and kicking boards Casting set Window set Vac forming set Brass rod Screws very small nuts and bolts Running gear set Brass detail set 3 made up crew members She would like offers very near. £600. PM me if interested for contact details this would be for collection from Gravesend Kent only.

Solent Lifeboat by Mataroa Captain   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi jarvo thanks its funny i dont have all the bits for the lifeboat im going to make a lot of the parts for it .😊

Solent Lifeboat by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
I keep looking at one of these, maybe!!!! At least you have all the bits to make copies of should be fairly simple if time consuming Good luck with the re-ferb

Solent Lifeboat by Mataroa Captain   Posted: 9 days ago
HI I got this Solent Lifboat a couple years ago im going to do a full refurbish on lifeboat its needs a lot of work on it to do. As you can see from the pic .Ill be putting new gear that you dont normally see on on this model boat .As i up date this blog you see changes

The deck anti-slip finish. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
The original Vosper drawings state that the deck was finished in a special anti-slip finish called ‘Cerrux’ and according to some well-respected contributors to this site the best way to achieve this finish is to apply a coat of a textured paint on the areas required and then overspray with the desired finish colour. Others have used a Rustoleum product but that proved difficult to obtain but I found a product from Halfords that looked promising. As always I did a test piece using this to see what the results would be like and after the finish colour was applied the effect looked very consistent in texture. At model shows I had previously seen some lifeboat decks that had been ‘texture finished’ and noted that non-textured areas had been carefully masked off. This seems like a great idea and would serve to emphasise the textured effect and also to distinguish it from a very bad spray job! I applied a low tack masking tape to the deck areas and features where I wanted a smooth finish and very carefully trimmed the tape to leave a narrow border, I also masked the positions of the metal deck fittings. Everything else was masked off and the textured spray applied in two very light coats and left to dry. When the masking was removed it revealed a very neat defined border around the foot rails, cabin sides and deck fittings. The deck and cabin sides will be over-sprayed with a couple of light coats of the ‘BS631 RAF Light Grey’ that I have had custom mixed and will be, hopefully, accurate to the prototype. 😁

Barnett Class Lifeboat Plans by Robby Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 13 days ago
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

Tyne class lifeboat by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
I see you sail with Colwyn Bay and I am sure one of the members there will know how to get some video on the site. The model is a credit to your skills. Dave

Tyne class lifeboat by jtdavid Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
sorry dave, I haven't taken any videos as I don't no how to conv,t them for youtube.only these stills. david

Tyne class lifeboat by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Nice detailed model. Any chance of some on water sailing video? Dave

Tyne class lifeboat by jtdavid Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
this is my tyne class built from model boats plans 1986 . built plank on from all scratch built david

Tyne class lifeboat by Robby Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 15 days ago
My Tyne Lifeboat nearing completion, only a couple of months work to do (hopefully).

Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Attended on Saturday and enjoyed looking round the club stands and chatting to friends. The usual traders were in attendance so I was able to select and buy the supplies I required. The bring and buy was doing a brisk trade and there was plenty on offer for those who wanted a ready to run to some nice bare hulls as well as part completed ready for restoration. Entrance was through the usual main door and there was a catering facility available on site. Plenty of boats on the water including displays by the Lifeboats Enthusiasts Socy. Hope to be attending again next year. Dave

Trent lifeboat 1/16 Model slipways kit by agoodboater Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
for sale,Trent Lifeboat 1/16 scale model slipways kit,with fitting kit , brand new, unstarted, only bought last year,(sale due to other projects needs funds ) ,, collection only ,,to view,, 07903765943 ***NOW SOLD ****