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"Westbourne" by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Nicely finished model of this now discontinued kit. I like the details about the tug and her career, sadly our river scenes no longer feature the tugs that were an essential part of the docks and shipping of the time.

"Westbourne" by Baggie Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Superb looking vessel....Uber she sails well too

"Westbourne" by ads90 Commander   Posted: 8 months ago
Westbourne is a Port of London Authority steam Tug from the Caldercraft Mini-Fleet Range - it is 1:48 scale. This model was discontinued a few years ago but I did manage to purchase a brand new boxed one via ebay a couple of years ago. During her time Westbourne was hired by the Royal Navy as a rescue tug. She saw service with them between October 1916 and July 1919 in the HM Dockyard. Prior to that she was on general towing service duties on the Thames. She can be found mentioned in “SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY, 1914-1919 - by TYPE & CLASS Section 3. SUPPORT and HARBOUR VESSELS” Following the first world war ‘Westbourne’ was one of three tugs attached to the Port of London Authority (PLA) Dredging Service, they were the "Westbourne", "Thorney" and "Brent", they were all fitted with a drag and under running gear.In 1940 during the Battle of Britain. ‘Westbourne’ and many other tugs were used in assisting the berthing of these large ships that entered the Thames. The photos show from box to construction plus her on the water.

Billings Sea King refit by Wingcoax Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
Don't have many model shops in my neck of the woods, where would be the best for mail order in uk? Saw reports on Westbourne.

Huntsman fittings kit. by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 months ago
Hi Novagsio Do tread carefully if you intend to use Westbourne as there has been posts on this and other sites regarding their poor service level and lack of advertised stock. Canabus has a build blog Not sure exactly what fittings you require but Reade Models may be able to help as they supported fittings for many of the kits produced alongside the Precedent range. If you are looking for the window frames then you may need to fabricate from liteply, or if you have a 3D printer source have some fabricated.

Huntsman fittings kit. by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 months ago
Hi Novagsio The only place that my help you out is Westbourne, but, they sell to full kit. May sell the fittings kit. The original handrails from my Precedent fibreglass hull are total rubbish, but, I only got with my second hand unfinished boat the air scoops. So I plan on making the hand bow rail and windscreen. My boat is in the BUILD BLOGS on the site. Canabus

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hey Garth. I feel the same as Doug. DO NOT ORDER OFF WESTBOURNE MODELS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. All the forms are strewn with people who have lost money to them and never got it back. Please heed these warnings. Kindest wishes, Dave W 😊

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Garth, If you mean Westbourne Models DON'T TOUCH 'EM WITH A 10FOOT BARGE POLE! Every model boat web site is full of long running threads about order taken, money paid and nothing delivered and no contact or just bullshit excuses! Also here - better look somewhere else 🤔 Cheers Doug 😎

WESTBOURNE MODELS by none Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
I do and seen nothing

WESTBOURNE MODELS by tidtug Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Have anyone who live anywhere near them seen if they are still trading.

WESTBOURNE MODELS by GYJOE Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Lads, Many thanks for that,think i'll keep well clear Regards Joe

WESTBOURNE MODELS by none Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
There will be other model shops closer to you with the same items

WESTBOURNE MODELS by EAGLE Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Joe I hate to talk ill of any model shop, but give them a wide berth. Dave

WESTBOURNE MODELS by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Joe, if they are it borders on a miracle! Don't touch them, they have a shocking reputation for taking the money and delivering at best excuses. Check here - style='background-color:yellow;'> Cheers Doug 😎

WESTBOURNE MODELS by GYJOE Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi All, Are Westbourne Models still trading? Regards Joe