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    She is a 1/12th semi scale Brede model of the Poole lifeboat used for many years. She is constantly being modified and improved. (Motor: Graupner 700 x 2) (ESC: Hobbywing) (5/10)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting the hull – Part 2. The hull colour
    5 days ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    With a travel time of 2 1/2 hours, that depends very much on my condition at the time. But it's in my diary, and my fingers are crossed, so we'll have to see. Thanks mate, Dave 😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting the hull – Part 2. The hull colour
    5 days ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sorry to hear it wont be at Warwick. Although I may try to get to see your club open day (if it's not too far as I'm disabled and long distances really hurt me). Best wishes. Dave W 😊
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    πŸ“ New forum rankings.
    7 days ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Before I went on our nightmare of a holiday to Cyprus some 3 weeks ago today, I was an Admiral on the rankings, which I had worked hard to attain with helpful posts. I have come to look at the new forum format (which only partly works on my iPad, partly works on my Samsung tablet, and looking as though it actually works on my Samsung S9+), and I have been demoted to chief petty officer 1st class. I wondered why the demotion and how much I have to work to re-attain my previous rank ? Anyone else been demoted, or is it just me ? Best wishes, Dave W πŸ€”

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting the hull – Part 2. The hull colour
    7 days ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    That looks really good now Robbob. I hope you are bringing it to the model boat show at Warwick, as its probably to only chance I'll get to see the model in the flesh. All it needs now is a few accessories and some "detail" or weathering. I've loved following this blog, as it brings such memories back to me. Best wishes, Dave WπŸ‘

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    πŸ“ Sorry guys.....
    29 days ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi guys.
    I'm sorry I havent been online much just lately. As some of you will know, I am disabled with a degenerative spinal condition which we are trying to manage. I had a spinal OP about 3 weeks ago, and this hasn't gone too well. I am currently recuperating very slowly, and still feeling like I've taken a few steps backwards as the pain seems worse 10 fold 😭 Myself and the wife are taking a few days in the sun in Cyprus, so hoping the warmth will help the healing. Well, sorry again for not posting much. Chat soon.
    Best wishes, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Building the Cabin. Part 1
    1 month ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Now its starting to look like a Thames Police Launch. Keep up the good work Robbob. Cheers, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ“ Good buy from Lidl
    2 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sadly, we don't have a Lidl in town. The nearest is about 12 miles away, so it looks like I won't manage to get one of these. I will have to watch for a similar item from Aldi. Cheers all, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ“ Bournville Illuminated Regatta
    2 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hoping to get there with Worcester Model Boat Club this year. Too late a finish put paid to last year. But, fingers crossed for this year Rob πŸ˜€

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    πŸ’¬ The deck planking.
    2 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I would love to be able to do planning and black caulking at this level. Each time I have tried, it just about ended in tears😭 As it was many years ago, laser etched planking wasn't available then, so maybe that might make a difference these days. I really hope I get to see this boat one day. Many thanks for sharing the build Ribbon 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Motor, mount & prop-shaft.
    2 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    It's coming along nicely Robbob. Hope you get it finished in time for the model engineer exhibition. I still can't find it on the VMB website. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Fitting the rubbing strakes.
    2 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I wish I could get down to see it at the show. Sadly, I would need 2 days to go that far and back, with no time for the show. Hope it all goes well for you Robbob. Cheers, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ“ ST200 info
    2 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I've had lots of stuff off Steve Tranter, but that mild is not one of them sadly. I'll keep an eye and ear open for them, and ask at the club on Sunday. Hope it turns up for you Dave. Kindest wishes, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ“ Model Boat Show.
    2 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looking forward to it. I am coming up with the caravan, staying at Oakwood Farm Touring Park, and bringing 2, maybe 3 lifeboats with me to sail. it's in the diary, can't wait. Cheers, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ’¬ The bow blocks & outer keel
    3 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    This was the part I had been waiting for. As I was only 12 when I made mine, my Uncle Cyril was given the job of shaping, and he made a right pigs arse out of it. I had to do a lot of filling and sanding to correct it. I notice you had the "glad it's over" reaction. I reckon my reaction will be very similar. Thanks for sharing Robbob. 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Internal wiring & bottom skins
    3 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks for that mate. I was just a bit worried about access space, and didn't realise how big the rear compartment is on this BIGGER police launch. Cheers, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Internal wiring & bottom skins
    3 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Robbob, it's great to watch this coming along space, and the hull seems nearly there. But I notice no mention of the rudder post being fitted, and now the bottom skins are in place, the access has just gotten a whole lot harder. is this "as per the instructions" ? Or your own decision made from experience ? I'm afraid I would have at least fitted the rudder tube, as my rather large hands will have a hard time getting in later on. Kindest wishes to you and yours for the Christmas season, and a prosperous New Year, from UK family Weaver 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Stern & keel formers
    3 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    As Doug has said, thanks for some excellent tips and tricks. The hull is coming along nicely now, and I will assume that skinning is not far away now. Keeping my fingers crossed for one last update before Christmas. Thanks very much Robbob. Looking forward to the next chapter. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Upper & Lower Chines
    3 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Oh how this brings memories flooding back from 50 years ago, seeing the same construction as my original Veron Police launch (that's sat in the garage), going together. I bet the fit is a darned sight better than it was all those years ago, what with cad laser cut pieces and cad designs as well. I'm following this with even more interest, as I have permission of SWMBO to get the new bigger kit when it becomes available. Fingers crossed, not long now. Keep the installments coming Robbob. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Assembling the keel & adding bulkhead formers.
    4 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Coming along nicely Robbob. As the saying goes "Don't talk to me about balsa bow blocks" πŸ˜† And yes, you don't have to do those yet lol. I may just follow you with one of these to run alongside my original Veron one from 1966/7. Hope they have them for sale soon . Best wishes, Dave W 😊

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    4 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hey, I got a medal too πŸ˜€ it's the first time I've noticed it. I'll have to watch out I don't get too conceited (If I knew what it meant ... lol) Feeling proud now (But don't know why) 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Constructing 'The Box'
    4 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looking forward to more Robbob. Cheers, Dave W 😊
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    4 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Welcome Davecook and NPJ. Hope you will enjoy the help and comraderie offered here. Look forward to seeing your contributions. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ’¬ 36" Thames River Police Launch by Robbob
    4 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    The original Veron kit of the Thames police launch was the first kit I ever made, and as I was only 12 at the time, my Uncle Cyril was called in to carve the balsa blocks on the bow (and a right mess he made of them too). So I had to do a bit of filling. But the boat is still sat in our garage some 53 years later, and is still available. I often thought of bringing it up to date with a new one, so maybe the time has arrived. I'll keep a watch on this build, and bide my time. Thanks Robbob. Next wishes, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ“ A Birthday Wish!
    4 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Happy birthday Ed. Sorry I'm a couple of hours late, but I'm still awake from yesterday. I'm waiting for our granddaughter to sing to me, as she's only 16 months old, and she does "sing" in her own way with me sometimes. Hope you've had a great day. Best wishes, Dave W πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW
    5 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I'm going on Friday, as I'm not too good with crowds in my wheelchair. I'm meeting up with a few lifeboat enthusiasts at 12 midday at the cafe, if anyone is interested. You never know, might meet some off here. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ“ Paddle tug Glasgow.
    6 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Doug. I've actually done that, which is why I asked on here. There are no pics of the paddles in diagram form that I can use to compare mine to. Someone must have an old set maybe from years ago. I even thought of writing to Graupner themselves, as it's a classic kit, but they went broke a few years ago. So now I don't know if the new owners will have the records. Anyway, I'll give it a go. Thanks again Doug.
    Cheers, Dave 😊

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    πŸ“ Paddle tug Glasgow.
    7 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have just purchased an already built model of the paddle tug Glasgow. I was going over it, and a few bits struck me as odd. The paddles seem to be on back to front, the row boat seems to be on the wrong side, and the paddle covers are stuck down, making maintenance all bar impossible. I was wondering if anyone had maybe a set of instructions, or a manual, that I could borrow or get copies of. I'm having real trouble finding anything on the net, apart from, out of stock, out of production. Hoping someone can help. Best wishes, Dave W

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    πŸ“ Lost Tamar Class Model Lifeboat
    7 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Alan.
    I have posted it on 3 of the national Facebook group pages, but although it has been shared all around the country, there have been no actual queries about it.
    I will keep following the threads to see if anyone responds positively to it. it just seems a shame that the owner hasn't explored every possibility including social media to find his missing parts. Any further news, I will keep you posted.
    Kindest regards, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ“ UMBRA'S birthday
    8 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sorry for the loss of your cat. I know how upsetting the loss of a long term pet can be, and offer my commiserations and sympathy. Kindest wishes at your loss, Dave W 😟
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    πŸ“ Lost Tamar Class Model Lifeboat
    8 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    It may help you to link this thread to social media ie; Facebook. Most of the cluba seem to have facebook pages, and there are model boat sales and swap pages, which folks do wade through. if you dont mind, i will link it to a couple of national model boat pages i know. Hope that helps someone, cheers, Dave W 😊

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