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Title: Airfix lifeboat kit - RNLI donation
Post by: moonlight on September 14, 2007, 11:21:24 AM
Not sure how many of you have been tempted by the Airfix Severn Class lifeboat which states that a donation is made to the RNLI with every purchase.

What you may not know is that if you buy direct from an RNLI shop - or through their web-site www.rnlishop.org (http://www.rnlishop.org.uk)  ALL profits go to the RNLI not just the 60p on the box.

Do the right thing and support the RNLI to the full!

Pete
Title: Re: Airfix lifeboat kit - RNLI donation
Post by: Bunkerbarge on September 14, 2007, 12:06:14 PM
Strangely enough I was looking at this very kit yeserday in a model shop and thinking about the fact that it was a bit of a shame that they couldn't donate a whole pound of the 17 quid purchase price and not just 60p!!

The guy running the shop agreed as well!!

Good point and well worth bringing up.
Title: Re: Airfix lifeboat kit - RNLI donation
Post by: Bluebird v2 on September 14, 2007, 03:41:50 PM
Do the right thing and support the RNLI to the full!

Totally agree with you Pete.    They need and deserve every penny they get through charities and whatnot - personally I think they belong to a class of special breed of people - these people have something that the majority of us dont have and this puts them in a class of their own.  They are willing to sacrifice their lives for others without a second thought and which they have done on many occasion.   How much does it cost to buy a life back - I havent seen a sum of money that will buy life back yet, has anyone else.

I think with regard the Airfix Model we have to look at a broader picture, if you recall when this model was first released Airfix company (Humbrol) was in dire strates and in need of every penny it could muster to survive, until Hornby took the company over.   Now that Hornby hold the reigns, we may see an even greater donation come from this Model who knows.

Ive heard through the grapevine that there was talk of reproducing and releasing another lifeboat model of a different class, depending on how well this model does.

Aye
John E
Bluebird



Title: Re: Airfix lifeboat kit - RNLI donation
Post by: riggers24 on September 14, 2007, 07:17:43 PM
If you want to do more for the RNLI, donate every month. http://www.rnli.org.uk/how_to_support_us/individuals/individuals.
 I support 5 charities this way on top of the money boxes.

Marc
Title: Re: Airfix lifeboat kit - RNLI donation
Post by: Colin Bishop on September 14, 2007, 07:40:25 PM
Or join the RNLI. I have Joint Offshore membership.
Title: Re: Airfix lifeboat kit - RNLI donation
Post by: Bunkerbarge on September 14, 2007, 08:01:28 PM
By coincidence I was in the lifeboat station at Silloth only the other day where I found two wonderfull and very old ladies in the souvenier shop.  I ended up having a very enjoyable chat with them and it turned out that one of them knew Halifax very well.  I bought a pile of Christmas cards and put a few pounds in the pot outside as well but it made me think of why two lovely old ladies would give thier time so selflessly for such a cause.   Wonderfull people. 

I have also sailed with a few lifeboat men in my time and the stories they can tell can make your hair curl.  Unfortunately the vast majority of call outs are to assist daytrippers and tourists who have no appreciation of what they are getting themselves into when they venture on the water and are invariably risking the lives of the lifeboat men unecessarily.
Title: Re: Airfix lifeboat kit - RNLI donation
Post by: rem2007 on September 24, 2007, 04:03:14 PM
Cheers for that, am getting one as a gift for a friend.....rather have the RNLI get the 17 quid
robert
Title: Re: Airfix lifeboat kit - RNLI donation
Post by: Guy Bagley on September 24, 2007, 04:21:33 PM
By coincidence I was in the lifeboat station at Silloth only the other day where I found two wonderfull and very old ladies in the souvenier shop.  I ended up having a very enjoyable chat with them and it turned out that one of them knew Halifax very well.  I bought a pile of Christmas cards and put a few pounds in the pot outside as well but it made me think of why two lovely old ladies would give thier time so selflessly for such a cause.   Wonderfull people. 

I have also sailed with a few lifeboat men in my time and the stories they can tell can make your hair curl.  Unfortunately the vast majority of call outs are to assist daytrippers and tourists who have no appreciation of what they are getting themselves into when they venture on the water and are invariably risking the lives of the lifeboat men unecessarily.

now there is a memory....silloth..... i remember going there as i child, i only remeber it being a god forsaken winswept place......

it must be better nowadays !
Title: Re: Airfix lifeboat kit - RNLI donation
Post by: andygh on October 27, 2007, 05:03:25 PM
Does anyone happen to know the dimensions of the model? I can't find details anywhere.

Ta, Andy
Title: Re: Airfix lifeboat kit - RNLI donation
Post by: DickyD on October 27, 2007, 05:18:23 PM
Assuming this is the Airfix Severn Class  series 7 the dimensions are as follows:

 
 
 Model Scale 1:72 Number of Parts 189 Dimensions (mm) L236mm x W78mm 

 O0
Title: Re: Airfix lifeboat kit - RNLI donation
Post by: Tralee on October 27, 2007, 07:12:45 PM
Is this Airfix kit the same as the one that Maplins have for sale? :(
Title: Re: Airfix lifeboat kit - RNLI donation
Post by: andygh on October 27, 2007, 10:10:03 PM
Thanks for that DickyD
Title: Re: Airfix lifeboat kit - RNLI donation
Post by: DickyD on October 27, 2007, 10:12:16 PM
Pleasure  O0
Title: Re: Airfix lifeboat kit - RNLI donation
Post by: malcolmfrary on October 29, 2007, 06:41:00 PM
Is this Airfix kit the same as the one that Maplins have for sale? :(
No.  The Airfix kit is 1/72, the RTR one is about 1/35.