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Fire Float info. by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Thanks, Colin. I figured if it was a folding mast, why does the picture of one in the up position show it in front of the wheelhouse? When the thing that's laying down would only erect on top of the wheelhouse. Would that light colour be a typical off white of the period? Martin

wheelhouse amd bridge by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 22 days ago
Hi Alan Thanks Fred

wheelhouse amd bridge by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Yes, PM is OK Fred

wheelhouse amd bridge by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 23 days ago
Hi Alan Good to see you back, I like your use of plastic card covered in wood to build the wheelhouse, it must've made it more easy to glue the corners than to try making it all out of wood. can I P/M you later as I could do with some help with regard to fitting the motors. Fred

wheelhouse amd bridge by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
I don't have any photo's of the building of this, so I will try to explain. I cut all the pieces for the wheelhouse out of 1mm plasticard, the pieces were then fitted together with masking tape to make sure that they all fitted neatly together. The windows were then cut out of Perspex and their positions marked and put aside. The floor of the wheelhouse was planked along with the rear wall, the five side pieces were then wooded (for want of a better word) light oak for the frames with teak for the infills, the windows were checked to make sure they still fitted. The whole lot was fitted together with masking tape and glue run down the seams with a small brush. After drying the outside of the wheelhouse was wooded 😁 over lapping the windows by a couple of thou, the windows were glued in place with canopy glue. Aft of the wheelhouse are the battery boxes, these were made out of plasticard with doors made out of wood, kiss buttons used for the door knobs. Two sliding doors were made out of wood, small plastic channel for the runners. The bridge was made using the same principal as the boat deck.

Duke of Cornwall by Neil-S Seaman   Posted: 24 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 51"/7000g Duke of Cornwall Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 30mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 20mm) Direct Drive to a Torpedo x 2 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 6Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Electrinize (5Amps) ESC - Comments: This was a static scratch built model constructed by a model engineer probably in 1970s, I was gifted the boat by the local RNLI Branch with the proviso I looked after it and occasionally displayed it on Flag Days. The boat is a model of the Lizard and Cadgwith lifeboat 'Duke of Cornwall' which saw service for 20 years and saved 95 lives. I have fitted 6 channel San,wa remote control and the Torpedo engines and batteries. She runs very well on the water and achieves a good scale speed when both motors are at full power. Batteries are 12 volt gel type and new, I have never had a problem with endurance. Control is by two Electronize speed controllers which plug in independently to receiver. She has a two tone siren, worked from retract servo switch, which is useful for clearing a way through birds. Steering (like the real thing) was rather sluggish, a single blade rudder but it improves by using the two engines. She is pretty heavy to lift into the car, I use nylon strops to lower her into water. I have done several adjustments to her topside so that she more correctly resembles the 1962 Barnett lifeboat she is modelled on, main adjustment was to put mahogany veneer onto to forward and rear bulwarks, as the originals had. The original boat topside was painted grey and it was only later that areas were painted orange, she is a non self righting lifeboat one of the last of this type and modifications were made in the mid sixties to seal off the rear doors and provide a watertight compartment, as well as fully enclosing the wheelhouse (the model's wheelhouse is open at the rear, as was the original. All hatches and doors open. The railings are chain link and seem to be a very good match to the ones fitted. My only issue at the moment is the radio wires which seem to be very vulnerable, have used electric thread but not a great solution - something to look out for. I have purchased 3 crew and am about to paint them, two will be in the wheelhouse.

Final fitting of cabin roof skins by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
RC roof!? What for? No equivalent in the original, not like a Rhine Schiff with retractable wheelhouse. Unless maybe to 'doff the roof' to the ladies 😉 A sort of Nautical 'Hat's off' 😁

Quick mock up! by GrahamP74 Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Got the main deck beams fitted today and the servo holder. Offered up the wheelhouse and gantry which have been made during the winter to see how they look! Pretty happy with so far!

Main Cabin Doors! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
No Stern Light? No lights in the Greenhouse (Oops😲) I mean Wheelhouse? Do you happen to know if the LEDs are 'standard' or Extra Bright (High Power) ? Is there a Type number on the package? If not don't worry, I'll use 'safe average' values. 👍 More soon. Cheers Doug 😎

wyeforce 2 by dragon Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
One month on, new photos showing progress made to date lower superstructure and wheelhouse made motors,props,shafts and Korts fitted in hull. see you next month.

1 Month on with Build by dragon Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Lower front superstructure and Wheelhouse made but still need finishing as does the hull. the Korts props and motors are all that's been done in the hull but they do all work. see you next month

Wheelhouse by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Wheel house looks the detail

Cabin roof mechanism by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
great job so far! really well done, I had a similar thought regarding cabin detail, and the somewhat difficult access, and then, how can it be seen after all that hard work? My 3 foot aerokits boat has a removeable roof, it just drops on top, and is held in position by one m3 bolt ina central position under the hatch, its a "loose" interference fit. One convern following this, is water entry, it does splash up. With my 4 foot boat, I decided against a removable roof, as I knew this boat will work hard, and my clumsly hands might be prone to knocking things off, so I opened up the rear wall of the wheelhouse to gain access, with a removable panel which encompasses the rear sliding windows. I gave the cabin some dash detail, and always promised to return to the floor, and drivers seat etc, but never have. I like it when we see builders individual takes on things, whilst the boats are essentially all the same, it makes them individual, and we all put our own stamp on things. Your engineering skilss are magnificent!👍

Pilot House! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Must admit I was wondering if 'the Captain' had turned his wheelhouse into a Greenhouse to grow tomatoes😁

The wheelhouse, pain tempered by an inspired suggestion! by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
I,m doing this part at the moment and as you say the parts are not very accurate, however its good to see what additional bits you added to solve the issues. A picture speaks a thousand words. Michael T