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>> Home > Tags > vosper

Vosper by jbkiwi Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
Clever piece of kit, great job.

Vosper by Biscuit Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
[Score: 10/10] 42" Vosper Single Propellor (3 Blade 50mm) Geared to a Os 40 fourstroke (3 Blade) - Comments: I always liked the sound of a fourstroke engine so I thought I would replace the brushless motor in this boat with an aircraft Os 40fs which I converted with a water cooling jacket that I turned up on my lathe. I also made a reverse gearbox with a clutch, the gearbox is operated by a servo and works well, I also fitted a water pump so could still cool the engine while ticking over stationary, boat has been weathered and is fitted with lights and a searchlight that swivels around operated by another servo, there is also a cooling fan above the engine just to help keep things cool.

Vosper by Biscuit Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
Well this started off brushless but it had no soul or character, I bought an Os 40 fourstroke and converted it to be water cooled, I then made my own reverse gearbox and clutch assembly and fitted a water pump so the engine will keep cool while stationary. It has nav lights and a working searchlight that I can move while running.

Landing Ship Tanks (WW2) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Mornin' John, For floating out the LCTs! This later version had a big ramp over the bow (no bow doors) and a floodable well deck for LCTs, LCPs and LCACs (known as 'LCacks'!). A huge hole right through about 2/3s of the ship 😲 Was awesome to behold, once I'd stopped meself falling into it! Tanks and trucks over the bow ramp, assault troops via LCPs and LCacks out of the blunt end! We fitted VHF/UHF/HF COMMS and datalink systems. When the Brazilian Navy carrier NaeL Minas Gerais, see pic (ex Colossus class HMS Vengeance) was finally scrapped the radios and digital intercom system we had fitted to her in the 90s was transferred to one of these Newport class LSTs. 2nd pic shows her in Rio de Janeiro harbour,Guanabara Bay, where I worked on her. Behind her are three Niteroi class frigates (Vosper MK10s) which we also fitted with HF/VHF/UHF COMMS and Digital Intercom. Good times!😉 3rd pic shows her sad end on a scrapping beach in India, the last of the WW2 RN Colossus class😭 Abraços, Doug 😎

Help required on Boat i.d. by kevinsharpe Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 24 days ago
Hi When you research vosper thornycroft they built many warships for foreign navies, mainly in the Middle East i.e. Oman Malaya etc. if you ok on e bay under vosper you will see photographs of these vessels. It. Islikely that your model is authentic and was built for a foreign, likely middle eastern navy. Regards Kevin

Help required on Boat i.d. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Thanks Peter, 👍 I think we're closing in on it. I can see a distinct 'heritage' in the hull shape from the Vosper MK5s built for Iran, except for that peculiar hull slope down!!😲 Could be a later derivative with the heli deck and hangar added on the stern. The MK5 was also further developed into the RN Type 21 frigate. The guy who made the hull didn't seem to follow the plan too carefully did he! Pic 3 looks like the forward superstructure with bridge and missile platform, forward Sea Dart probably. Pic 4 looks roughly like the aft superstructure and mast/stack base. I'm still digging, more later. Cheers, Doug 😎

34" RAF Crash Tender Windows by Ianh Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 24 days ago
Hi Colin H I bet they didn't have interiors like your photo. I wrked fo David Brown and we used to own Vosper I can only remember some of the cabins detail.

Help required on Boat i.d. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi John, already did that on all the Vosper, Vosper Thornycroft, BAE Systems Surface Ships etc etc sites. Nix! I suspect it may have been a design offered for an Request To Tender but not accepted and never built. Nevertheless, have a go and see if you find something I overlooked👍 MPC 85 means; Multi Purpose Corvette 85m. Cheers, Doug 😎 PS also worked on the VT Mk10 Frigates also shown in your link, the Niteroi Class for Brazil. Niteroi is the name of the town on the other side of the bay from Rio. At the other end of the bridge connecting the two towns is the Brazilian Navy submarine base where I also worked on some Tupi class submarines, German Type 209s. Good times 😉 PPS I'm still suspicious of that curious stern! Never seen anything like that afloat!!

Help required on Boat i.d. by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
I spotted MPC 85 on the plan. Would that be enough to start a search on VT site? If there is such a thing. I'll have a go but don't let it stop anyone else trying.👍 Found this.--- ----- any use This site gives a list of vessels that may help.----- style='background-color:yellow;'>vosper_thornycroft.htm👍

Help required on Boat i.d. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Hi Peter, I worked on some Vosper Thornycroft (later BAE Marine Systems) corvette projects in the 90's; Nakhoda Ragam-class corvettes for Brunei (eventually bought by Indonesia after a dispute between VT and Brunei), Qahir class and Khareef class for Oman. Please post the hull and super photos, plus the drawing ID box on the plan, and I might be able to identify your hull! MPC stands for Multi Purpose Corvette. Cheers, Doug 😎

Help required on Boat i.d. by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 26 days ago
Can anyone assist, been to the model boat show at Blackpool today, bought a hull and plan for what I thought could be an interesting build, only problem is when I googled the feedback, the hull/plan and some superstructure is of a : M.P.C. 85 freelance general purpose corvette built by Vosper, if any help I can post a photo of the hull and superstructure. many thanks, Peter🤔

Veron Vosper F.P.B. 52" by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
Why not try it yourself Jon👍👍

Veron Vosper F.P.B. 52" by boaty Admiral   Posted: 30 days ago
The Veron F.P.B does appear to be a very rare model and I feel £300 would be a reasonable price especially when you take into consideration how much a modern day manufacturer would want. Just look at prices for Deans Marine models, mainly their Vosper M.T.B. which is a lot smaller. Also Veron kits seem to have been overlooked and the only model that is easy to obtain is the Slec version of their 26inch River Police Launch. Phil Smith was a great designer of boats and aircraft . I sold my Veron RTTL in the mid 1990s and my fleet today consists of one original Sea Commander, one 34 inch Crash Tender , both of which I restored, an Italeri PT109 and two RTR fast electrics. TOP TIP for anyone who buys your F.T.B- trace around the parts and use them to build the model while keeping the kit intact. I do this with my Keil Kraft control line aeroplanes. B😁😎oaty

Veron Vosper F.P.B. 52" by jonryan Seaman   Posted: 30 days ago
Hmm. Perhaps I'll start looking for some other vintage boat kits! 😁

Veron Vosper F.P.B. 52" by kevinsharpe Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 30 days ago
Hi Jon. I wouldn't be surprised if it would make £300. I have looked around for about six years and never seen such an origional and unmade FPB kit. I have put a sound system in mine supplied by action electronics. The sound is of a turbo cat diesel and is very effective. Regards Kevin