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Title: Re: Rubber fender help pls
Post by: timg on January 16, 2016, 10:35:11 PM
Hi All

I'm looking for rubber fenders to use on my Gillian Knight tug  build,  I have 8 mm cross section o - ring material but really need 12 mm to look right (only need half a meter ) , does anyone know of a supplier please? 

Thanks
Spud
Title: Re: Rubber fender help pls
Post by: david48 on January 16, 2016, 11:09:38 PM
Try RS components supplies or any engineering suppliers and ask for Loctite O ring kit replacement seal of your size you might have to buy a Mtr . I thought there used to be a RS near the roundabout at the end of Clive Sulivan Way on that ind Estate that you see over to the left before you get to the roundabout .

David
Title: Re: Rubber fender help pls
Post by: imsinking on January 16, 2016, 11:16:10 PM
Models By Design have 'D' section fender material (sold by the metre) I've got their 8mm , don't know if they do 12mm, check their website?
Bill
Title: Re: Rubber fender help pls
Post by: Crossie on January 16, 2016, 11:18:16 PM
Hi All

I'm looking for rubber fenders to use on my Gillian Knight tug  build,  I have 8 mm cross section o - ring material but really need 12 mm to look right (only need half a meter ) , does anyone know of a supplier please? 

Thanks
Spud

    Hi Spud,
                       You can get 12mm cord here http://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/Seals-O-Ring-Cord/c19_4549/index.html
 they are a good fast service too!

                       Trevor
Title: Re: Rubber fender help pls
Post by: david48 on January 16, 2016, 11:23:06 PM
I forgot about them ,yes it is a good service I've used the several time the stuff is here nearly before you put the phone down .
David


Title: Re: Rubber fender help pls
Post by: timg on January 16, 2016, 11:29:19 PM
Hi David 481

The nearest rs is Leeds , maplins is just off Clive sulivan way , I have tried a couple of local  bearing /seal companies but no luck ..

Hi I'm sinking
I have spoke to Andy at Mbd  ,he said that the company who supply the d section cut it from round material but he didn't have any last time I spoke to him.

I will check the link  crossie ☺

Thanks for your replies
spud
Title: Re: Rubber fender help pls
Post by: david48 on January 16, 2016, 11:31:42 PM
Go to simply bearings really good ,
David
Title: Re: Rubber fender help pls
Post by: mike_victoriabc on January 17, 2016, 03:07:29 AM
Do you have a marine supply store near you? Hatch seal rubber can come in that shape - we find it in our part of the world.
One make - TACO Weatherseal shows up in our area.
Also Aimee (posts on RC Groups) makes a number of different fender stIyles.

I'd have to look for her website but you will find it.
Title: Re: Rubber fender help pls
Post by: Tug Hercules Fireman on January 17, 2016, 03:32:38 AM
Aimée does some great fendering. She also does Custom Fendering for Model Tugs & other Boats;

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=990372 (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=990372)

Title: Re: Rubber fender help pls
Post by: timg on January 17, 2016, 11:53:35 PM
Hi All,

Thanks for all the replys, now sorted a big thanks to a former member

Spud
Title: Re: Rubber fender help pls
Post by: AUGUST30 on October 20, 2018, 08:29:18 AM
Hi Spud,
My wife is the artist formerly known as Gillian Knight,who launched the tug in 1963 in Hull.We can send you a picture if you wish.If you have a picture of your model tug,it would really please my wife,formally known as The Gillian Knight!