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RNLI Spirit Of Padstow by Jerry1 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
[Score: 10/10] 40" RNLI Spirit Of Padstow Twin Propellors (4 Blade) Direct Drive to a Turnigy (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mystery ESC - Comments: Lovely 1/16 Scale Tamar Lifeboat

R.N.L.B. Maurice and Joyce Hardy by Jerry1 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
[Score: 10/10] 35" R.N.L.B. Maurice and Joyce Hardy Direct Drive to a Model Motors Direct 777 UK (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Electronize ESC - Comments: Lovely 1/16 Scale Trent Lifeboat

Lost Tamar Class Model Lifeboat by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Alan. I have posted it on 3 of the national Facebook group pages, but although it has been shared all around the country, there have been no actual queries about it. I will keep following the threads to see if anyone responds positively to it. It just seems a shame that the owner hasn't explored every possibility including social media to find his missing parts. Any further news, I will keep you posted. Kindest regards, Dave W 😊

Lost Tamar Class Model Lifeboat by ads90 Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Dave W Many thanks for your suggestion and for doing it. It was found local to our home Club water and although we do not have a Facebook page / social media other than our Club website we often have enquiries from people who are in our region so to speak on various aspects of model boating but no enquiries about this significant part of the lifeboat. Alan

Billings Waveney Class LifeBoat by Bruno Apprentice   Posted: 1 month ago
Appreciate your postings very much. Just getting started on mine and this will help me in getting more confidence as I am new to the hobby. Bruno

Another useful site for all 'Woodies' ;) by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Yep,I get Pinterest too, but they also mix in some of that cargo, too, which is a bit embarrassing if the Mrs. just walks in. On another boaty place people are saying the finish is too difficult! Epoxy and yacht varnish is all I ever used. Yes,if it's to be varnished it has to be well made, but so what? Does that mean all the tankers and lifeboats are badly made and covered in filler and paint? Anyway, thanks for your efforts, Doug. All encouragements to make woodies gratefully received. This is one I'm working on currently, when I can reach it off the top shelf! A Greavette Gent's racer, Double Time. Canadian graceful of Gravenhurst. Cheers, Martin

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
going back until i start the radio therapy ,see the consultant on Monday and will get a better idea ,mainly a desk jockey nowadays but have lots of little things need making so as well to use the facilities or ask one of my squad to help out . worst thing is losing my sense of taste and also being tired all the time.the life boats come in halfs but will see if i can get them printed in one piece. Cheers Marky

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Glad to hear you are apparently fitter now Mark 👍 That would be super, thanks a lot😊 Ciao, Doug 😎

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
With difficulty Ed, and lots of swearing in as many languages as I could remember 😡 They're made of a silvery metallic thread from the ladies dress making department! Got some funny looks (and some intriguing ones😁) while nosing around in there! They have a tendency to sag when the weather is hot, like now, they are pretty limp right now 🤔 At the top they are knotted and gluper sued to a ring of the same stuff around the stack. The eye bolts in the deck are just made of tinned copper wire glued into the deck. The eyes were formed around the nose of a small pair of circlip pliers. When the wires sag I can tighten them (up to a point!) by tilting the eye bolts further out. The little switches are rated 240V 5A or 10A and are for main power, auxiliary power and an ON/OFF/ON for Charge/OFF/Run. Got them from Radio Rim, the predecessor to Conrad, here in Munich. They're still around - the switches I mean 😉 At first I had them in a Ready Ammo Box on the Flak Gun Deck. But that needed a plugged connection under the removable deck. So I quickly changed that to under the engine room vent as in the pics. The box you can still see between the 20mm's. Shame about Radio Shack🤔, spent ages in their store in Garden City Mall Roosevelt Field (where Charlie Lindbergh took off from), on Long Island many years ago. Came home with boxes of 'Stuff' 😁 Cheers, Doug 😎

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Doug ,back in at work on Wednesday,will see about getting some printed up for you .Cheers Marky

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
That looks great! I couldn't find small switches! Had to settle for the push on push off kind! Radio shack is going around closing all their stores. what a shame! How did you work on those guy wires?

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hidden switches (pic also shows stack guy wires), home made RC function switches (various lights, smoker, Whoop whoop all on one TX control stick or pot) on HMS Hotspur 1/72 1936 H class destroyer. From 30 years ago, and it shows 😲 Next on the MidLifeRefit list! Where there's a will ...... 😉 Ciao, Doug 😎

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Much patients is needed for the fiddly things! I've got a bunch of string to run. On her davits and smoke stack! The Brooklyn is almost complete! At or about 95-96%!

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Ed, just kiddin' 😁 Wouldn't need the fiddly bits anyway, made those from brass tube and tinned copper wire about 30 years ago 😊 Cheers, Doug 😎

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Marky, that'd be brillo 😉😉 Can they be scaled down to 4.5"? That'd be just right. I'll cover costs and postage of course.👍 Cheers, Doug 😎