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    (Pleasure Craft) !/48th Diana
    Prototype of a tiny model that flies! Twin prop Huntsman version to be introduced soon by Speedline as a detailed scale kit. Thats me photo shopped into the boat. (Motor: NTM 2600KV micro) (ESC: Turnegy) (9/10)
    (Racing Boat) CR1700 Club Racer
    Developed as a club racer for Speedline Models with view to providing an up to date racer along the lines of a Club500. Handles brilliantly and a joy to drive. Run time on a 3600mAh lipo is about 8 minutes. (Motor: 1700kv C3530) (ESC: 35 amp Turnigy Marine) (8/10)
    (Other) 37.5 foot Seaplane Tender 206
    Scratch Built from Model Boat mag plans. A pleasure to build and sail. (Motor: 2x NTM 2826 1200kv 250 w) (ESC: 2xHobbyking 30 amp Car) (10/10)
    (Naval Ship) KAWKAB
    Model Slipway kit with brushless power for speed and overall performance. Handles wonderfully. (Motor: 2xNTM 2836 1800KV 438w) (ESC: 2xTurnegy 35amp Marine) (8/10)
    (Other) Thorneycroft 67 foot HS ASRL
    Deans marine kit modified to more closely resemble real boat. Working lights, rotating gun turrets and Action P100 noisy thing sounds. Looks great on the water and despite being a frustrating build because of quality, is now a firm favourite. (Motor: 2 x Graupner Speed 600) (ESC: Graupner Navy 30N) (8/10)
    (Other) RAF Vosper RTTL
    Based on one of Model Slipways budget kits, modified to resemble actual boat and with twin props. Finished in Tropical livery with Graupner figures painted in RAF colours (Motor: 2 x Graupner Speed 400) (ESC: Graupner Speed Profi 23R) (7/10)
    (Fire Boat) Victory Models Fire Boat
    Serious fun! Given to me by my Grandfather in the early 1960's, lately converted to radio control. No room for rudder or rudder servo so tank steered via Micro V Tail mixer. Brushless to keep weight down and provide excellent speed controller response. (Motor: 2 x AX1806 2100KV Micros) (ESC: 2x Turnegy 18amp car) (6/10)
    (Fire Boat) Deans marine 1/24th Scale Fireboat
    First boat built on return to the hobby after a 40 year gap. Good for re-entry but wouldn't do a Deans marine kit again. (Motor: KD 2213 1050KV 180w) (ESC: Turnegy 18amp Car) (7/10)
    (Fire Boat) Aerokits 34 Inch Fire Boat
    Renovated from hulk in 2010. Shown here alongside its 46 inch cousin. (Motor: Kd 2217 1050KV 220w) (ESC: Turnegy 60 amp Marine) (8/10)
    (Fire Boat) Aerokits 46 Inch Fireboat
    Working lights and fire monitors, plus aAction P100 Noisy Thing with 15 w amplifier. Wouldn't want to go much faster. (Motor: 2 x Turnegy SK 700W 1100KV) (ESC: 2xTurnegy 120amp Marine) (10/10)
    (Tug Boat) AL KHUBAR 3
    Model Slipways kit completed 2011. Very good boat and great fun to sail. (Motor: MFA 2.5 : 1) (ESC: Action P94 Mixer/twin ESC) (9/10)
    (Tug Boat) Irishman
    Model slipways kit (Yorkshireman) built 2011 also has working bow thruster and fie monitors (Motor: MFA 2.5 :1) (ESC: Action P94 Mixer/twin ESC) (9/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Trent Class Lifeboat For Sale
    4 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sorry, not at this time as is required for an RNLI event in May.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Trent Class Lifeboat For Sale
    5 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I bought the kit and finished it last year. Powered by two 680 watt brushless motors it runs beautifully.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ New 1/48th scale Diana and Huntsman plus anew Club Racer
    5 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks. Both models are now available from Speedline Models.

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    ๐Ÿ“ 1:12 Tyne Class Lifeboat
    5 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have used Speedline windows on a 1/16 the slipway Trent Lifeboat. Although expensive they are a very accurate product and give a first class result. You might also talk to Adrian at Speedline about the stanchions issue as he may have a solution.

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Pleasure Craft) !/48th Diana
    6 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Prototype of a tiny model that flies! Twin prop Huntsman version to be introduced soon by Speedline as a detailed scale kit. Thats me photo shopped into the boat. (Motor: NTM 2600KV micro) (ESC: Turnegy) (9/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Racing Boat) CR1700 Club Racer
    6 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Developed as a club racer for Speedline Models
    with view to providing an up to date racer along the lines of a Club500. Handles brilliantly and a joy to drive. Run time on a 3600mAh lipo is about 8 minutes. (Motor: 1700kv C3530) (ESC: 35 amp Turnigy Marine) (8/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ New 1/48th scale Diana and Huntsman plus anew Club Racer
    6 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Knightcote Model Boat Club. Film is of boats David Pledge and I have developed -- to be sold as kits soon. The Diana and Huntsman are tiny and powered by micro brushless motors. CR1700 is a new brushless club racer. See us at the Warwick show this week!
    Model Boats Website! - (User: tompallister) - Video: 1993775622
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    ๐Ÿ“ Tug Crew
    6 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Where are you based? if you like and are willing to trust me, I could buy what you want from Adrian ( he is the only source for the Turner figures as he has bought the tools and stock from George Turner -- and also happens to be a friend of mine ) and send them on to you after you have paid me for the parts and postage. if this is OK with you let me know your address and I will get a cost for you. My direct email is (Email Removed - PM Only) so contact me on that. Good luck, Tom.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Tug Crew
    6 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Graupner also do a range of 1/32 figures. View them at http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/graupner_crew.html
    They may also supply outside UK if you can't source them locally. Good luck.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Tug Crew
    6 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Adrian Clutterbuck has taken over George Turners model figures business and has a fine range of 1/32 figures ideal for Tugs/ Work boats.. Contact him on (Email Removed - PM Only).

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ 37.5 Foot Seaplane Tender 206
    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Dire Straights , Going Home

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ 46 Inch Aerokits
    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I'll get some pictures when I next see it as it is kept at my Mums place in the NE where the lake at the Tynemouth club is big enough to take it given its speed and size. if you are blowing fuses, make sure you haven't over greased the shaft. I did that once and really only a light greasing of the inner shaft and some light oil on the bearings is all that is required. Also try a smaller prop. You may not get any reduction in Speer as the motor may rev faster and at lower amps. I've just taken the 50mm 3 blade brass props off mine and put 45mm 2 blade plastic racing props on and she runs faster and smoother. Hope this helps.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Trent Class Lifeboat For Sale
    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    If still available, would you take Aยฃ125. I live in Stratford upon Avon so collection would be easy.
    Regards
    Tom Pallister

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Irishman
    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It is a "Model Slipway" Kit and is listed on their web site ( www.modelslipway.com ) as Yorkshireman as this was the sister tug. The basic kit costs about Aยฃ270 and running gear, bow thrusters, fire monitors and radio gear costs about another Aยฃ250. The kit is really for those with modelling experience as it has a few challenges for the inexperienced. Hope this helps

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Seaplane Tender
    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I used the extremely good drawings in the plans sold on the model boats magazine shop web site. As you say, easily copies at staples so can even be used as a template when copied. Good luck with your project.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ 60inch fire tender
    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I agree, that's why my 46inch is kept in Tynemouth where ther is a large lake compared to my local club in Warwickshire. Still it gives me the excuse to have multiple models of different sizes and my Derek old mum loves the idea she keeps my boats for me in the NE. Too muh information ????

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    ๐Ÿ“ The National Model Boat Show 2012
    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I went on the Saturday morning. Long queue to get in. They should have charged Aยฃ4 instead of Aยฃ3.95 to speed up the process. Overall a good little show. Some good trade stands and some fine displays of club members boats. I'll go again next year if it's on.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ 1/24th Fire Boat
    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I look at it like this, building a Deans kit is part of the rite of passage to being a scratch builder.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Aerokits
    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Deans do a range of raf launches under their fast launches section. They do a 1/24th fire boat within this for about Aยฃ120. I built one of these a couple of years ago. Not the best quality kit in the world but with some skill and rework makes a good model. I put a 18owatt 1100 kv brushless od 7. 2 volts and a 35mm x prop in mine and it flies. Let me know if you need any info on these boats.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Fireboat colours
    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yeh, I think the difference makes the boat look great. Have a look at my boats in the gallery to see the colours.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Fireboat colours
    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, I have 4 Fire Boats all painted the same. For below the waterline I use Ford Burgundy car paint spray from Halfords. Although most boats were painted in a red coloured antI corrosion/ barnacle resistant paint which when new was almost the same colour as red primer, sea water actually turned this paint to a wine colour. Many members at my club have agreed the Burgundy is a good shade. I also use Halfords black spray paint for upper hull. For the super structure I use Halfords grey primer and the roofs are white -- appliance white from Halfords is very good. For the decks I use hum roll RAF blue no. 96. I then spray with a light coat of clear coat(Halfords again) to give a satin finish. Hope this helps.

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    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This has been the best site for almost everything to do with model boats. I re-entered the hobby about 2 years ago and new nothing of the major developments over a 40 year absence. Being a Fireboat nut, joining this site was a natural and gave me more info than I needed at first and encouragement to branch out into scratch building, tugs other Aerokits models and more

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Other) 37.5 foot Seaplane Tender 206
    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Scratch Built from Model Boat mag plans. A pleasure to build and sail. (Motor: 2x NTM 2826 1200kv 250 w) (ESC: 2xHobbyking 30 amp Car) (10/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Naval Ship) KAWKAB
    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Model Slipway kit with brushless power for speed and overall performance. Handles wonderfully. (Motor: 2xNTM 2836 1800KV 438w) (ESC: 2xTurnegy 35amp Marine) (8/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Other) Thorneycroft 67 foot HS ASRL
    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Deans marine kit modified to more closely resemble real boat. Working lights, rotating gun turrets and Action P100 noisy thing sounds. Looks great on the water and despite being a frustrating build because of quality, is now a firm favourite. (Motor: 2 x Graupner Speed 600) (ESC: Graupner Navy 30N) (8/10)

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    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Based on one of Model Slipways budget kits, modified to resemble actual boat and with twin props. Finished in Tropical livery with Graupner figures painted in RAF colours (Motor: 2 x Graupner Speed 400) (ESC: Graupner Speed Profi 23R) (7/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Fire Boat) Victory Models Fire Boat
    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Serious fun! Given to me by my Grandfather in the early 1960's, lately converted to radio control. No room for rudder or rudder servo so tank steered via Micro V Tail mixer. Brushless to keep weight down and provide excellent speed controller response. (Motor: 2 x AX1806 2100KV Micros) (ESC: 2x Turnegy 18amp car) (6/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Fire Boat) Deans marine 1/24th Scale Fireboat
    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    First boat built on return to the hobby after a 40 year gap. Good for re-entry but wouldn't do a Deans marine kit again. (Motor: KD 2213 1050KV 180w) (ESC: Turnegy 18amp Car) (7/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Fire Boat) Aerokits 34 Inch Fire Boat
    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Renovated from hulk in 2010. Shown here alongside its 46 inch cousin. (Motor: Kd 2217 1050KV 220w) (ESC: Turnegy 60 amp Marine) (8/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Fire Boat) Aerokits 46 Inch Fireboat
    7 years ago by tompallister ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Working lights and fire monitors, plus aAction P100 Noisy Thing with 15 w amplifier. Wouldn't want to go much faster. (Motor: 2 x Turnegy SK 700W 1100KV) (ESC: 2xTurnegy 120amp Marine) (10/10)

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