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    Police Launch
    This has been a long-time work in progress.. it changed identity after a partial strip down and rebuild as a Police Launch. Powered by a MFA Torpedo 850, running off a 12v SLA Battery. Working radar and deck lighting.
    (Naval Ship) Motor Torpedo Boat
    This is an all-metal Motor Torpedo Boat, built in 1946. its running gear is absent and has fixed rudders. This will be an interesting project starting with the removal of the cracked paint... Has anyone else got one of these? (5/10) An enthusiast in the USA saw it and wanted it (big time)... he bought it and paid Β£97 P&P!!
    (Working Vessel) Frederick Spashett
    The boat was a static model (which was damaged with masts and various deck accessories missing) so converting it to RC was not straight forward. Most of the boat had to be disassembled so that new windows could be fitted and allow the access needed to fit LED lighting. All of the widow frames were removed, repaired, sanded before finishing. The rear of the boat was solid, and arranging a stearing system was not straightforward. A pully system was made, and the cords were located under the lifeboat; the servo was mounted under the removable cabin. The rigging had to be simplified to allow easy access from the cabin to the battery, speed controller, motor and receiver. All the 'fixed' lights were altered to permit the fitting of LEDs. The trawler just has to be weighted for pond trials to begin. More details to follow... (10/10)
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    πŸ“ Police Launch
    2 months ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    This has been a long-time work in progress.. it changed identity after a partial strip down and rebuild as a Police Launch. Powered by a MFA Torpedo 850, running off a 12v SLA Battery. Working radar and deck lighting.
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    πŸ“ Static Model Boat Builders
    2 months ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Is that Facebook not giving you permission??
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    πŸ“ PS Waverley
    7 months ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    I hope you get properly compensated. What a nightmare😱!!

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    πŸ’¬ 36" Thames River Police Launch by Robbob
    7 months ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    It looks smashing on the bench. 😎😎 Look forward to seeing the project as it moves on. What will you use to weight the boat for trials?

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    πŸ“ Is westbournemodel@ co serious?
    3 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Given the time you have had to wait, get your money refunded via your credit card company! The company is receiving very bad reviews (February 2016) with many people having waited 3 months like yourself and resorted to the same action of having their credit card company refund the money...

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    3 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    For 10 years out of 'the game' it doesn't show... coming along nicely!

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    πŸ’¬ wotan emden AE7
    3 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Result!!

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    πŸ’¬ H.M.S. BULLDOG / BEAGLE
    3 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    😎

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    πŸ’¬ H.M.S. BULLDOG / BEAGLE
    3 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    I hope you can keep us updated with photos as you go.

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    3 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    It has certainly paid off to prep and paint each piece prior to fitting... a lot of thought goes in to it and it is evident by the quality of the finish.

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    3 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    That's a great fit - it's not immediately evident!

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    3 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Lovely deck work. Have you still got good access to the running gear?

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    πŸ“ (Naval Ship) Motor Torpedo Boat
    3 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    This is an all-metal Motor Torpedo Boat, built in 1946. its running gear is absent and has fixed rudders. This will be an interesting project starting with the removal of the cracked paint... Has anyone else got one of these? (5/10)
    An enthusiast in the USA saw it and wanted it (big time)... he bought it and paid Β£97 P&P!!

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    πŸ’¬ RAF Rescue
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    You must be proud of the result - a cracking model!

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    πŸ’¬ HMS GREY GOOSE
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Well done capturing that footage...

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    πŸ’¬ RAF Rescue
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    What a result for Β£15! Well done

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    πŸ’¬ H.M.S. BULLDOG / BEAGLE
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Is that an issue with that particular manufacturer? it's the first time I have heard of that.

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    πŸ’¬ HMS BULLDOG / BEAGLE
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Certainly looks very promising!

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    πŸ“ Getting wiring to be neat
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    I hope you will post some photos as it takes shape, and of course, the launching 😊

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    πŸ’¬ wotan emden AE7
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Aren't they the best finds! She looks an absolute cracker

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    πŸ’¬ British Coast
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    A cracking model - well done on the construction work!

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    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Well it looks like fantastic progress so far!
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    πŸ“ Getting wiring to be neat
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    HI Edward, Won't standard roofing lead be ok for ballast? it can be cut with sturdy scissors and shaped to fit...

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    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Vic Marcham of the Mablethorpe Model Boat Group on here may well be able to advise you. He has a great deal of experience in that field.
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    πŸ’¬ Frederick Spashett
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    You are right - it does make it more interesting... despite there being precious few pictures of her around! I'm as pleased as punch with the way she looks now.
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    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    D.F. Cartwright, also known as Tony Cartwright (28 December 1916 ' 28 December 2009), was one of the people who revived Lowestoft's North Sea commercial fishing industry after the Second World War.
    He had a heroic war record, winning a Military Cross (MC) and rising to the rank of Major. He was the grandson of Fred Spashett, an ex-mayor of Lowestoft and Lloyd's agent, who together with his son George Spashett, who had also won an MC in the First World War, had built up a large business in the port, but which had been decimated by the Second World War and the early death of George Spashett.
    Together with Bill Suddaby, Maurice Hepton and Gordon Claridge, Cartwright built up a Lowestoft fishing fleet of some 130 vessels reaching its peak in the 1960s, employing some 1,500 fishermen and giving employment to marine engineers, fish merchants and processors, ship chandlers, net manufacturers, electronic and wireless workers, fuel suppliers and a host of other suppliers. it was reckoned that half the population of Lowestoft was dependent on the sea.

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    πŸ’¬ Frederick Spashett
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    The Frederick Spashett: One of a number of small vessels, 80ft. between perpendiculars by 20ft. 6in. moulded breadth and 9ft. 9in. moulded depth, built in the late forties/early fifties. Frederick Spashett was actually constructed in 1949 by Richards Ironworks Ltd., Lowestoft Yard No. 388, and was the first of what was to become a very successful class of drifter/trawler. She was built for Small and Co. (Lowestoft) Ltd., one of the major fishing boat owners at that time.
    Powered by a 231 BHP engine, she had an uneventful career as a drifter, and was transferred to the Trier Fishing Co. Ltd., Lowestoft, one of the companies within the Small and Co. group, during the fifties. This was a regular practice by trawler owners, some of which had a number of 'one ship companies' under one group.
    In all, the Frederick Spashett spent 16 years operating from Lowestoft and other British ports during the various herring seasons.

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    πŸ’¬ Frederick Spashett
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    Thank you - it's a splendid model. The first time I encountered it, it was sailing over my head into a council skip... someone emptying the back of their car. I collected what pieces I could find and it sat around looking very sorry for itself for about 18 months until we moved house, and I met Victor Marcham, who completely overhauled it. There's a nice piece of history attached to the vessel I obtained from the internet.

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    πŸ“ Frederick Spashett
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    This is a 30-inch static model of the trawler that had suffered damage and had most of the deck fittings missing when I got a hold of it.
    It was 'de-constructed' by Victor Marcham of the Mablethorpe Model RC Boat Group. Being a static model, it had to be bored through to fit a propshaft, a motor and rudder, and had new decking, mast and working LED lights.
    It has yet to be weighted so pond trials can begin.

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    πŸ“ (Working Vessel) Frederick Spashett
    4 years ago by petercbrown ( Master Seaman)
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    The boat was a static model (which was damaged with masts and various deck accessories missing) so converting it to RC was not straight forward.
    Most of the boat had to be disassembled so that new windows could be fitted and allow the access needed to fit LED lighting. All of the widow frames were removed, repaired, sanded before finishing.
    The rear of the boat was solid, and arranging a stearing system was not straightforward. A pully system was made, and the cords were located under the lifeboat; the servo was mounted under the removable cabin. The rigging had to be simplified to allow easy access from the cabin to the battery, speed controller, motor and receiver. All the 'fixed' lights were altered to permit the fitting of LEDs.
    The trawler just has to be weighted for pond trials to begin.
    More details to follow... (10/10)

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