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Billings Waveney Class LifeBoat by Bruno Apprentice   Posted: 6 months 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

1/12 th scale Waveney Class by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 45" 1/12 th scale Waveney Class Twin Propellors (3 Blade 45mm) Direct Drive to a Turnigy 3542/5 1250kv (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Fusion Hawk 60 amp (60Amps) ESC - Comments: 1/12th scale model of David Metcalfs Waveney Class Lifeboat "The Scout"

David Metcalfs Waveney - "The Scout" by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
For sale is my 1/12th scale model of the Waveney Lifeboat - "The Scout" Kit produced by David Metcalf. Built to a good standard with an array of working features: Working radar controlled through a voltage reducer Navigation lights, mast lights, front and rear searchlights, flashing blue light and well lights all controlled by an Action Electronics P62 quad switcher. The flashing effect of the blue light is controlled by an Action ElectronicsP73 multi flasher. Powered by two Turnigy 3542/5 1250kv brushless outrunners controlled by two Fusion Hawk 60amp electronic speeed controllers. Fitted with Raboesch propshafts and 3 bladed brass left and right handed propellors. Batteries and radios are not included in the sale. The model is available for pick up only with cash on collection from Stafford ST16 which is approximately 1/2 mile from Junction 14 of the M6 motorway. Price £700 ovno

Boat Plans by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 9 months ago
Hi Doug S, here is a link to Ebay and a guy with plans for a Aerokits Waveney lifeboat. cheers, Peter😊

Billings Waveney Class LifeBoat by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 months ago
It"s always great to see a static kit being turned into a runner.It can be challenging at first.All it takes is a good look at it and all the pieces come together.

Detailing/painting aft cabin by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 months ago
Last couple of days has seen some detailing added to the rear cabin using the Waveney Lifeboats book for reference. all bits n bobs have been scratch built and are the general bits that seem to have been added to most of the 22 Waveneys that were in service with the RNLI. The cabin was was then primed before adding rivet detail using a cocktail stick and PVa glue blobs. The whole thing has had 3 coats of VW Halfords orange spray. Shall leave that to harden overnight before I detail paint the roof grab rail, add the black anti-dazzle panel and the name panels made from official RNLI vinyl lettering. The whole thing will get a couple of coats of laquer and then will be considered finished!

Bridge/Cockpit/Flight Deck construction by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 months ago
so, having been at work all weekend, today saw a day off and a few hours to start building the foreward cockpit bridge thingy. There will be quite a bit of shape changing mods to this part as we build, simply because the Dumas kit is of the 44ft Coastguard cutter and the Waveney class Lifeboat has quite a few differences. Changes to make include the windows, the rear walls to be extended to take acount of extra windows at back of cab, forward sloping front piece, engine intakes on both sides, and changes to the roof. Still waiting on a reference book on "Waveneys" from ebay, should have been here by now! that will give me the change to start super detailing the exterior decs, cabins ect.

Rear Cabin construction by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 months ago
today has seen the rear deck and cabin constructed. I lined the deck piece with some mahogany strip for a neater finish on the edge of the crapy liteply. Construction of the cabin was straight forward, this was followed by shaping, sanding, filling any gaps and a couple of coats of sanding sealer ready for paint. I have also added the railings and stanchions to the roof of the cabin as a start to the detailing to come. I have ordered a book from Amazon which is a reference book of the Waveney Class lifeboats, so hopefully there will be ample photos for the detailing I hope to add as we go on!

Dumas 1203 Coast Guard Lifeboat (RNLI Waveney conversion) by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year 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?

44-008 Waveney class lifeboat by NickW Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
I'm looking for either an unmade kit or a spares/repair of the above lifeboat please.....any loft/barn/garage finds considered - thanks

Waveney Lifeboat 1st sail by jelley_baby Captain   Posted: 3 years ago
it's running 2 x 50amp resin sealed cheap controllers purchased on Ebay, but the motors only draw about 15Amp maximum with the Como-Drill motors, so really anything that would handle 20Amps would work. Look on Ebay there are plenty of people selling these controllers at about £20. the reason for TWO controllers is to allow the motors to run One Forward and One Reverse the life boat will then turn in its own length. You could just run a single controller and rely on the rudders to turn the model. Hope that this helps "Deswelham" regards Graham

Waveney Lifeboat 1st sail by Deswelham Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
What type / amp rating controller are u using?

Rigging Fittings by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 years ago
I am looking for something similar to the fittings shown In the picture and would be grateful for any Ideas as to where to source such Items or something similar. I have tried googling "swivels" and got absolutely nowhere. The picture comes from Dan's RC boats build blog of the Waveney lifeboat. Thanks Shaun

Metcalf Mouldings - "The Scout" Waveney Class Lifeboat by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 years ago
The watts on the 1100kv are a bit low, the 1250kv has only slightly less watts than the thumper but more revs, think I would go for the 1250kv motor. Just my thoughts Alan

Metcalf Mouldings - "The Scout" Waveney Class Lifeboat by Flack Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 years ago
Had a good look at the Action stuff today and found the P40D at £28-00p which sounds promising, brief description from the website: "Connects to the Throttle and Steering outputs from the Rx and automatically slows down the motor on the Inside of a turn when a rudder command Is given. Four user-selectable degrees of mix to suit models from fast launches to very manouverable workboats. Works with both brushed and brushless speed controllers. ABS case 45.5mm x 32mm x 20mm with onboard connectors for the two outer speed controllers/motors, one centre speed controller/motor (if used) and the steering servo, thus eliminating the need to purchase extra 'Y' leads." What did you think of the motors and speed controllers? Found a couple of compatible motors slightly more powerful on Hobby King at less than half the price 💭 This Internet a wonderful thing but the more use I make of It the more confused I get 😯 Shaun