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    Learning so much more with each reply to my posts. One day I may have a boat in the water ๐Ÿค”
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    Long ongoing restoration which started off good but then came across problem with motor and shaft set up which has left the project in my garage untouched for almost 4 years (Motor: Graupaner 600 Speed) (ESC: Ripmax) (3/10)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SLEC CMC Cutting
    11 days ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Doug
    I'll send them an email and ask if they would be happy for me to post the template catalogue on here. I'm sure it would be in their interest as no financial gain on my part.
    Cheers Neil
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    11 days ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well the DPD man delivered my bits and pieces from SLEC today and I'm pretty impressed for the price paid.
    My initial intention was just to go for the main cabin pieces but this became a problem. SLECs ideal is to purchase sheets as opposed to bespoke runs on the laser cutter and to be honest it worked out cheaper in the end. Chris at SLEC is absolutely brilliant and provided a few options but the main ones were purchase the bespoke items at ยฃ26 plus postage or the items in the pictures for ยฃ32 plus postage.
    It was a no brainer in the end just hope it all fits as these are made for their version and not for the Aerokit version......hopefully they won't be to far off ๐Ÿคž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SLEC CMC Cutting
    1 month ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Cheers Bill if mines the same sort of turn around that would be ideal. Will see what comes in tomorrow from the catalogue they are sending through ๐Ÿ‘

    Many Thanks
    Neil
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SLEC CMC Cutting
    1 month ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    I haven't tried that one yet as the name scares me a little however really tempted at a bottle of 50th Anniversary celebrating Black Tot day โ˜น๏ธ. Too young to remember that though ๐Ÿ˜Š
    How long was the turn around for the decking you ordered?

    Cheers Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ Promotion
    1 month ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nerys that brings back so many memories ๐Ÿ˜‚ normally accompanied by an occasional 'sandy bottoms' but only with Port ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sponson detailing.....
    1 month ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    That looks absolutely amazing the paint job is fantastic as are the blog posts. Truly amazing for a gun buster ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ“ SLEC CMC Cutting
    1 month ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    I took Scratchbuilder Bills advice and contacted SLEC for a quote on the wheelhouse parts and Chris at SLEC is really helpful. It would seem they have changed the old Aerokits part numbers to their own part numbers so my list made little sense at first. Chris figured it out but just in case he is sending a scanned copy of their catalogue for me to compare.
    Would I be able to post the catalogue on here as unsure if it would break copyright?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Promotion
    1 month ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you Nerys and Colin hope managed a quick splice tonight in celebration ๐Ÿ˜Š
    I cheated and went for a couple Captian Morgans with his spicy friends as my Pussers Rum seems to have evaporated ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ“ Promotion
    1 month ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    At last a Warrant Officer again took some time but loads of experience gained along the way.
    Time to splice the main brace and thank you Martin 555 ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Norstar model fireboat.
    1 month ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Now that is the perfect lady ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Norstar model fireboat.
    1 month ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well that's a definite match made in heaven what an absolute superstar she is .... a wife, a nurse and even a modeller. True perfection ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ SEA COMANDER RE-FURB.
    1 month ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Oh Colin glad you're a little better sounds like an adventure you could have done without though.
    If you have to rest up for a while may be an ideal opportunity to have a look at your new project.... as long as you're able to remain seated though.
    Take care and speedy recovery
    Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ raf crash tender
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    So Tilly started me looking at some of the photos online of the Fire Boats.
    This one is quite sad in a way as it shows No 93 at John Pounds Marine Scrap yard. The give away was not only the piles of scrap metal ๐Ÿ˜€ but also the white cliffs in the background that form Porchester Hill across from Portsmouth Harbour and either Fort Southwick (excellent armoury museum) or Widley.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Promotion
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Don't change it yet I'm nearly a Warrant Officer again ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†
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    ๐Ÿ“ Norstar model fireboat.
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Colin,
    That looks to be in really good condition considering its been in a loft for some years but luckily its come to a good home for a little TLC.
    Sounds like Mrs H has a good idea for your original firefloat once the shows get going again. Be good to see progress on this one but presume you'll be finishing your other project first?
    Cheers Neil
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thought I was getting Started
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Bill
    I think I'll give it a go as you never know unless you ask. Also if the price is right it could save me a whole lot of time and effort as I just want to crack on now.
    Cheers Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ raf crash tender
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Tilly

    Just found this website which I haven't seen before still not what you are after but interesting anyway.

    Also a couple of photos from another webpage and also on here in the Plans and Doc section

    Good Luck

    Neil
    http://www.rafboats.co.uk/ff46vmk2.html
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Rubber Fenders.
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thats another realistic and very detailed build going on there ๐Ÿ˜Š. I do like the link as this could be very useful for other applications in the future.
    Cheers Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ Thought I was getting Started
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    So after getting very happy on the fumes from Sanding Sealer last weekend I thought I'd have another go at dry fitting the cabin. I managed to cut another cabin top piece WF1 that was missing but the plans from ebay guy didn't work that well. It looked alright just needed some filing to get it to fit but there is something a miss with the supports. They were traced from originals but they are too short even with the back bulkhead being moved closer. No stable platform to work from makes it all a PITA.
    I'm thinking emailong SLEC to see of they can make the cabin pieces on a single order as trying to fix errors is actually causing more lol.
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    ๐Ÿ“ raf crash tender
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Tilly
    Unfortunately its not that detailed as its only an overall description so I don't believe its what you are after.
    Regarding photos there's a large plus sign just under the emojis from which you can then post photos. It would be amazing to see what you've achieved to date as its always good to see other peoples builds. Mine is just slow as never seem to have the time lol
    Cheers Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ raf crash tender
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi that works now thank you.

    A good selection of plans as well but I suppose I should really finish mine first ๐Ÿ˜‚. I shouldn't have opened the link either as I'm going to be surfing the webpage for a couple of hours now ๐Ÿ™„

    Cheers Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ raf crash tender
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Tilly

    I think colour photos are going to be a problem lol. I have a copy of AP 4378A from the RAF Museum but again black and white. Its effectively the handbook for the Fireboat it was known. Not sure if this will help if not you could email the RAF museum archives or I could send you a scanned copy of the pamphlet?

    Cheers Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ raf crash tender
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Martin
    Not sure if link is broken but it says page not found when clicking on it....could be my signal through.

    Cheers Neil
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    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    What excellent news shame she's not coming down South loved seeing her in Portsmouth dockyard. Also managed a trip years ago when she sailed out of Helensburgh Scotland ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ raf crash tender
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi
    If you type 'vintage' into the Build Blogs page you'll narrow it down to two excellent blogs. One by mturpin who supplied the previous comment and the other by Robbob both are very detailed. Also you can download a print booklet to your phone or computer in pdf format to view whenever by hitting the 'print booklet' option at the top of the page
    Cheers Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ Norstar model fireboat.
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Oh Colin that sounds like your dream has come true a new Crash Tender to build with your grandson.
    Be interesting to see how it comes along.
    Cheers Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ Promotion
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Your blogs are never dry only massively informative. I am able to recite the Vintage Crash Tender build blog now I use it that much. A printed version a downloaded version and a visit to the website to boot ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ“ Promotion
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Rob a very much well deserved promotion with all the advice and knowledge you extend to other members.
    Oh and I suppose the average build blogs should also get a mention in the Congratulations ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ On the Straight and Level
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Rick
    Patience has never been my strong point ๐Ÿ˜‚ although if you have any tips I would be most grateful.
    Also it allowed me to crack on with an afternoon on Hi Grade Sanding Sealer never been happier as the world is now just floating by ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ“ Plans for 46inch RAF tender
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Paul

    Not sure if I'm just unlucky but slight word of warning and nothing that can't be sorted. I also purchased templates from eBay guy and have used them to trace and replace the missing bits.
    Came across a problem today dry fitting the main cabin. The ringed area in the photo is an ebay template reproduction the others are taken from originals. You can see its way out but I suppose if I'd have produced them all from the ebay plans it may have been OK.
    Just a thought for you to contemplate.
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