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spares please by BigChris Seaman   Posted: 2 days ago
I recently acquired a Mantua Bruma part kit off e-bay. The three sheets containing the laser cut hull frames are missing. Can you buy these sheets from anywhere or does anyone by any chance have these sheets lying around. I have a full set of plans. The alternative would be to cut out new frames using the plan as a template. What technique/tools would it be most adviseable to use to cut the plywood

Graupner Elke HF 408 by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Elke HF 408 now refitted. Running on a Mabuchi motor geared 2:1, 2mm shaft and 30mm 3 blade propeller. Still fiddling with the ballast but almost ready to sail. Yet to find a suitable fishing net to suit 1:36 scale. Control is via a 40mhz Hitec Ranger 3, Acoms receiver and Chinese 320A fan cooled ESC. As they would say in Cardiff she looks tidy. Many thanks to Tica/BRCarsten for photos of the plans.

Test fit the Rudder! by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi Ed I notice that your prop shaft sticks out from the hull which may be why the prop is so near the rudder. I treat all plans as guidance notes and trial fit the parts before final fixing. I believe we have all been in your position at some time or another! I agree with the advice already given and believe a thin washer and thinned locknut would give you the clearance you need. This isn't a speed boat so there will not be much stress on the set up but my preference would be brass, its easy to file and won't rust. I have in the past reworked the propeller boss but its not really a good idea, and does tend to spoil the looks.

Test fit the Rudder! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
BTW I was going by the measurement dumas. Has in the plans! Looks like I'll be looking. Before I leap from now on, on this build!

Dumas 1203 Coast Guard Lifeboat (RNLI Waveney conversion) by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
So here we go again! I have decided to give other projects a rest for a time in favour of this little gem. Pick up off eBay for less than £100 NIB posted, couldnt resist! Its the Dumas (kit no:1203) 44' Coast Guard Lifeboat. I dont know if this kit is still produced by Dumas and having looked at the Die cutting of the parts, certainly seems like an old kit? However, I love my building and the challenges, so I am sure it will turn out nice at the end. Finished length 33". I shall be converting this to a RNLI Waveney Class Lifeboat and will possibly go with 44-003 named "Khami" which was based in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, which is local to me here in Suffolk. Sadly very little turns up on this boat via Google, but at some stage may pop out to the Great Yarmouth Lifeboat station and see if I can hunt anymore info on her. I shall not be using the recommended Dumas running gear for 2 reasons, 1st its a geared set-up (I am going with MFA540 brushed direct drive) and the cost of over £150! Photos show the box artwork, plans and the included wood. Last photo shows my electrics less propshafts and props that are on order. Note the Star Wars 3.75" figures that with poetic licence could be painted to represent crew. However, at this point the model is approx 1;16 scale and the figures would be 1:18 scale so maybe too small. There are 1:16 scale lifeboat figures available but pricey? My one issue at this point is going to battery choice? do I go with a small 6v lead acid or perhaps 2 Tamiya type 7.2v NIMH in series. anyone who has built anything like this may want to advise. LIPO not an option as the Mtroniks ESC do not support LIPO. Space inside the hull may also be an issue? Another issue is going to be fabricating some propshaft struts for the rear next to the props. There is quite a bit of prop shaft exposed outside the hull, so these would be integral to support and strength of the propshafts. Is there anything available off the shelf (they are included in the running gear set, but dont seem to be available on there own) of do I need to fabricate from brass tube and sheet/strip brass?

Fire Float information by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Good morning, in the Plans and Doc's section, it contains the info on the RAF Fire Float, i am looking for info on the towing arm, size and any close ups, also is it possible to download some of the photos??? I will be displaying my 46" model at some local shows and am compiling a small file of info to display together with the boat. Mark

happy hunter by liamduck Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi, I am in the process of building the Happy Hunter now. I have had it in my loft for some years until I got time to build it. I would be happy to post pics of the plans if that would help. the plans show details of sub assemblies too. Hope that helps.😊

Riva boat launch by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
Riva was finally launched in the Torrevieja boat clubs water last Sunday after eleven months work. Fifteen coats of yacht varnish and final Polish of Turtle wax she went like a dream.Plans came from America and the plywood from local woodyard.Graupner 37 motor pushed 31 inches smoothly. Dumas supplied the chrome fittings

Tempory computer by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Hi Ron, Thanks for your comments. The small Tug (EMANUEL) is 16" long, scale unknown. No crew as yet, but will try some of my model railway figures. The larger Tug (VALIANT) is 48" and is 1/32nd scale. But using 1/35th scale crew. As for your Gipsy yacht. I'd love a copy of your plans, could it be possible to copy and email. If yes I'll pm you my email address, it's quite possible I have a suitable part built hull that was donated to me at a show last year. Cheers Colin.👍

displaying at vintage and steam rallies. by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Back to your display, Colin, very impressive array in your Harbour. I see why you were interested in where the Gypsy sailboat came from. You get the plans off the computer or I can get you one.

Trent class lifeboat by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
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Clinker Coble Plans by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
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Clinker Coble Plans by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Try those sites I posted above. If you Google Model Boats Plans a whole list of sites will show up. One of them at least should provide what you want .Good luck👍

Trent class lifeboat by Vickers1979 Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
Hi all looking for a set of plans for the Trent. I’ve got hold of a Hull thinking it was the seven class only to found out it’s the Trent so the seven plan don’t really work on the hull. Regards lee.

Clinker Coble Plans by mturpin013 Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
I would also be interested in some plans please keep us informed