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    Vosper MTB 379
    This model was built with the occasional help of my grandson. It was constructed from plan
    RIVER POLICE LAUNCH circa 1950
    METROPOLITAN POLICE THAMES DIVISION RIVER POLICE LAUNCH circa 1950 MODEL BUILT BY MICHAEL P TURPIN 2021 TO 1:12 SCALE FROM VINTAGE MODEL WORKS KIT At this scale, the model represents a launch measuring 30ft in length and 8ft 9โ€ in the beam. It is one of the standard types as built by Tough Brothers of Teddington, employing the partially diagonal planking system which produces a lightweight but strong hull. The engine was of sufficient power to provide an efficient speed of 12 knots in the tidal waters in which it operates. The cabin and seating has been designed such that it is possible to keep an all-around look out whilst on patrol, as well as an open stern area capable for carrying equipment and the recovery of bodies from the water. Operating from their headquarters at Wapping, London the River Police are responsible for law and order on the river. Previous to 1964, they patrolled the Thames from Erith to Teddington but subsequently this range was changed to cover from Dartford Creek to Staines. The model has some construction differences. The hull is ply-sheeted and not planked, and has a box construction for the main internal space. The deck is planked using walnut, as are all its wooden fittings. All metalwork and above-deck fittings are scratch built, the spotlight illuminates and the mast head carries flashing red & blue lights. Power - Turnigy 3548 840KV out-runner brushless motor. Electronic Speed Controller โ€“ Hobbywing Quicrun 16BL 30 water cooled. Brass propeller -55 mm 3 blades. Battery pack - Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack. Radio โ€“Flysky FS-I6X 10 channel. Main power switch is the steering wheel and has a dash board which is illuminated. The battery pack, which powers the main motor and the lights through a voltage reduction unit, is housed below the front panel Receiver, ESC and steering servo are all housed beneath the rear seat and back bulkhead.
    Freeman 22
    The Freeman 22 was a luxurious cabin cruiser built for the holiday trade. It was moulded in glass fibre in a choice of colours and had an insulated superstructure, with a double berth and two single berths. It was powered by an in-board petrol engine. Length - 22ft Beam - 7ft 6ins Draft - 2ft Cruising speed - 8โ€“9 knots Weight - 26cwt Engine - Ford 105 E watermota with a 2:1 reduction gear on a flexible drive The model of the Freeman 22 was a free plan given in the Model Boat magazine and was a project for my grandson who actively worked on all aspects of the build, the parts were all cut using a fret saw and trimmed with a sander and then built up on a building board. The hull is sheeted in ply as is the deck and superstructure. The hull was fibre glassed for additional strength and then painted using acrylic paints. Length โ€“ 23" Beam - 7" Power โ€“ MFA Como 457RE540/1 brushed motor Electronic Speed Controller โ€“ Viper Marine 15 Brass propeller 30 mm 3 blade Battery pack โ€“ NiMh 9.6 V 5000 mAH Radio - Turnigy Mini CH5 D/R
    Crash Tender
    A 3 year build It has a lot of working detail - Fire monitors, spot light/rotates, cabin lights, cantilever cabin roof, detailed cabin interior, smoke unit a little more detail:- Hobbywing Seaking 120A-V3 Speed Controller Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 5045-660KV Brushless Outrunner Motor Hobbywing Boat ESC Programming Card 9.6v 50000 mah Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) Battery Packs x 2 Later replaced for longer run time by Turnigy High Capacity 5200mAh 4S 12C LiHV Pack w/XT60 x 1
    Freeman 22 Norfolk broadsโ€™ cruiser
    This little boat was done for my 5yr old grandson alongside doing my crash tender. Its from a free plan issued in Model Boat magazine.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: International Dragon "White Lady" DEN 166 1:6.
    4 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    That's a nice piece of decking

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Motor and voltage regulator
    4 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Watch this space Martin, the "coverup" is to follow.

    ๐Ÿ“ Motor and voltage regulator
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Space is at a premium in this craft for placing all the power equipment that needs to be hidden. I need a 6v supply to run possible bits of equipment so I have a voltage reduction unit that will fit behind the main motor and supply power to a distribution board, which is under the rear seat.
    I will need to position the board over the top of the propeller tube so I need a block that will slide under the tube and allow me to screw the unit in position. This piece of wood took more time to make than I want to think about with cutting the tube slot and making clearance for the oiling tube.
    The voltage unit now sits over the prop tube and wires can be fed through the under floor tubes to the rear and back inti the voltage distribution unit.
    The motor was positioned when the prop shaft was fitted so Iโ€™m confident that it will run OK however because it was fitted early on it may need a final adjustment when everything is finished.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: USS Juneau
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Is it my eyes or do the prop shafts enter the hull at different distances from the stern? is it something to do with the narrow hull?

    ๐Ÿ“ A Build Problem With My Aeronaut Diva Cabin Cruiser
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Just add to the ideas I find in any situation requiring close tolerance fitting the use of cardboard is the only way cutting nearly to size then cut floating pieces that can be pushed tightly to the edges and taped into position I do this until all the edges are dealt with then remove the template and transferer the outline to the real timber/metal item

    ๐Ÿ“ Rigging Thames Barge
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    There's nothing to be worried about your work, the quality of your work looks really professional, well done

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hallet SK Drag boat
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thats a great V8, where did you find it?

    ๐Ÿ“ Rigging Thames Barge
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi luckyduck -
    "spliced all the rigging on my old Bristol Pilot Cutter"
    Any chance of some pictures to show the "no nothing about rigging" people what your talking about?
    thanks

    ๐Ÿ“ Pulleys
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    As Nick says you could put an idler pully in the revers the direction of one of the props, but it makes for a noisy set up the belt drives I used do have an idler pully available, check out the word document also the centre distance calculator is useful

    ๐Ÿ“ Pulleys
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Beware of driving two props with one motor I have tried this with toothed belts and it does turn 2 props however a 2 prop set up require the props to rotate in opposite direction otherwise your boat will have a permanent turning effect on a straight rudder I eventually went for twin motors make your way through the blog for more information.


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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Taping the joint
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    "The endoscope I was waiting for arrived before Christmas. Its very small and works well considering the cost of less than ยฃ10."๐Ÿ˜ 

    That sounds interesting and cheap, mine cost a lot more than that
    Any details?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Smoke/Steam Generators.
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Just type in the search bar - smoke steam, it will bring up all the attempts at steam/ smoke generators

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    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    I believe you can get less Ads as a contributing member - Bronze or No Ads as a silver or gold member

    ๐Ÿ“ Front cockpit
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    A change from plank prep and before the final planking stage Iโ€™ll look at the front cockpit
    Next job is to decide what level of detail should I do in the front cockpit, the plans call for a fixed floor and a small bench seat, and this is what I will use as a basis for a little more detail. Since I have all my electrics running through the lower part of the hull, I will still need access to this part of the hull so the floor needs to be removable and an access hatch should I need to get to the wiring. I have made a false floor with a trap door and taken time to plank the floor in the same style of the main floor and the main deck, both the trap door and the main false floor are held in position with a number of small neodymium magnets this allows very quick access without the need for screws.
    The bench seat is simple โ€“ a bench stood on four doweling legs, each of the lrgs has a small magnet inserted in its end and then their opposite pole magnets set into the floor, again this give instant access if needed. The craft can be piloted from the front cockpit so needs a duplicate dashboard and steering wheel, this will be mounted on a small angled table which again is mounted in position on a small rail with magnets inset which allow quick removal.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: A sea of paint
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    We could do with some pictures๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: I'm Starting a new build Slipway "Trent" Class life boat
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Keep posting the pictures, Its much more interesting watching a build and it helps others with skills and techniques they may not have.
    skydive has built similar to this model


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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian KC100D waterjet work boat project
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    don't forget to put the handbrake on!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aeronaut's Cabin Cruiser Diva - My First Build of an RC Boat - Part II
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Those clamps your using are just the best, they are strong and seen to be nicely tipped that appear to be able to grip most things

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Keil Craft 46 inch Raf Fire boat
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    I would rub down with abrasive paper and respray with gloss black, the under side of the hull should be red oxide

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Dave what brand of clear lacquer are you using

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aeronaut's Cabin Cruiser Diva - My First Build of an RC Boat
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Greg Its great to see your taking the time to do a blog. I think it gives so many the pleasure of not only reading but also giving advise to others who may be at a similar stage of building their first RC boat.
    Your build looks great, keep giving us the detail, well done

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Planking the main deck (cont)
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi there CDN the clamps are just scrap pieces of oak with a hole drilled through where I use a push pin (notice board type) to push directly into the deck.
    The shaft of the pin holds the plank tight against the last plank whist the oak piece holds the new plank down, the hole made by the pin is subsequently covered by the next plank

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Planking the deck (preparation)
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Martin, yes you did see some planking, it was the cockpit floor one of the first things that needed to be done it was just straight forward planks.

    ๐Ÿ“ Planking the deck (preparation)
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    The kit does supply a deck that is laser marked with planks, itโ€™s supplied in 6 pieces which are remarkably accurate and fit the hull really well. I started by temporally pinning each piece to the hull to make sure that all the planks will line up. I have altered the main cockpit area, which means that the supplied planking pieces will not line up as I thought. However since I am planking the deck the supplied markings are not required but for those that do not want to go to the expense and time of doing a planked deck the supplied marked pieces are good.
    I use epoxy for attaching the deck pieces and use brass pins to ensure the deck stays in place while the epoxy sets. Leaving overnight, and then trimming the deck to match the contours of the hull and the cockpits/rear hatch. I want some sort of division between the deck planks and the internal panels of each cockpit; this will be in the form of an angle strip of walnut timber. The angle pieces are to be 6mm angle x 2mm thick, as this is not a section of timber available to purchase I will make lengths to fit around all the cockpit areas.
    The 6mm x 2mm Walnut pieces are actually walnut planking, I use two lengths of brass bar laid on some PTFE sheeting to make sure the pieces are glued together without it sticking to the bench When it comes to the corners I didnโ€™t want just square corners but a radiused joint the same as the laser cut deck sheets. This was done by turning some โ€œbobbinsโ€ out of walnut and then cutting into quarters theses will give a nice radius when sanded and a smooth transition between the angle and corners. In addition to the angle between cockpit and deck I will also place an angle piece around the perimeter of the deck and hull sides, this will give a clear division between the painted sides and deck.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Planking the main deck (cont)
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Steve, I have to agree not the best pictures Ill check my settings

    ๐Ÿ“ Planking the main deck (cont)
    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Doesn't planking take a long of time?; it has not been 6 months of no activity on Inga as I have been working on the Marlin Cabin Cruiser, which also has a planked deck. Iโ€™ve had to take this job very slowly as the planks are curved so you can only do 2 planks a day leaving them to set overnight whilst still clamped in position. Having finished the gluing stage it now needs sanding down to remove all the excess black card caulking and any uneven bits of plank. Next will come the final sanding before itโ€™s sealed prior to varnishing. This sanding stage is the most satisfying as reveals the results of a lot of detailed work, It also shows any defects, for example a missing piece of caulking or a dent in the planking that you didnโ€™t see on the construction stage, this gives the opportunity to correct any of these defects

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Scratch Built 31" 'Blue Moppie'
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    A great blog with good detail, its this type of blog that gives others inspiration

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Windlass and Anchor Light
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    A great blog with plenty of description and pictures.
    Unfortunately this quality of blog is becoming a bit thin on the ground, so come on guys put fingers to the keyboard and your phones in picture mode and bring back the interest.

    ๐Ÿ“ Friends
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nothing more to be said except -
    happy Christmas and a happy New Year

    ๐Ÿ“ raf tender holes
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    direct it out the back every time



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