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WAVENEY CLASS LIFEBOAT BY BILLINGS
« on: October 23, 2007, 03:10:23 PM »

Has anyone done the Billings Waveney lifeboat or the US coastguard equivalent ?

I would be interested to know which part of the deck they made removable, to be able to get at the innards and keep it dry insiide.
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Re: WAVENEY CLASS LIFEBOAT BY BILLINGS
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007, 03:45:14 PM »

Why?  Were there no instructions with this kit Dicky  :D :D

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Re: WAVENEY CLASS LIFEBOAT BY BILLINGS
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2007, 03:47:57 PM »

Think they could be in someones loft John :-\ ::)

Ack! I've just made a 'DickyD' fatuous post....or have I ? Sorry Robert D.

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Re: WAVENEY CLASS LIFEBOAT BY BILLINGS
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2007, 03:58:07 PM »

DickyD
Stavros is building one now, and has a thread on it.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=5925.0

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Re: WAVENEY CLASS LIFEBOAT BY BILLINGS
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2007, 04:23:02 PM »

DickyD
Stavros is building one now, and has a thread on it.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=5925.0

Bob
It's different Bob, mine has a moulded ABS deck which is nothing like Daves
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Re: WAVENEY CLASS LIFEBOAT BY BILLINGS
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2007, 05:06:10 PM »

What is the hull length DickyD,if the ins are anything like the PATHETIC ones that came with mine well all I can say I PITY YOU.The only thing I can think of doing with mine is either use them as toilet paper or to start the fire with they are so good and informative THEY ARE NOT >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


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Re: WAVENEY CLASS LIFEBOAT BY BILLINGS
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2007, 05:22:01 PM »

What is the hull length DickyD,if the ins are anything like the PATHETIC ones that came with mine well all I can say I PITY YOU.The only thing I can think of doing with mine is either use them as toilet paper or to start the fire with they are so good and informative THEY ARE NOT >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


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363 mm Dave. Don't have any instructions just an iffy drawing.
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Re: WAVENEY CLASS LIFEBOAT BY BILLINGS
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2007, 07:43:01 PM »

I can symathise with you Billings are poo poo

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Re: WAVENEY CLASS LIFEBOAT BY BILLINGS
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2007, 08:50:09 PM »

Hi,

I made that one as the lifeboat - twin motors, servo, esc, rx, battery = v tight fit!

I glued the raised part of the foredeck to the wheelhouse and made that all removeable. Also, the rear 'cabin' I made removeable - its tight but it works.

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Re: WAVENEY CLASS LIFEBOAT BY BILLINGS
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2007, 08:53:49 PM »

Thanks Ian I wasn't sure.
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Re: WAVENEY CLASS LIFEBOAT BY BILLINGS
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2007, 08:54:37 PM »

I will get some pics for you tomorrow.

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Re: WAVENEY CLASS LIFEBOAT BY BILLINGS
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2007, 09:02:06 PM »

Thanks Ian could you email them to me please ?
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Re: WAVENEY CLASS LIFEBOAT BY BILLINGS
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2007, 10:18:06 PM »

Yup, will do.

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Re: WAVENEY CLASS LIFEBOAT BY BILLINGS
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2007, 09:29:30 AM »

Hi DD,

I built the RNLI version some years ago now but found that once I'd shoehorned everything into the model I found that the freeboard was minimal to say the least and it could only be sailed on flat calm water. I used servo motors for the drives and geared them down which made hell of a racket. Consequently, I decided to retire the model from "active service", put it in a display case, added lights and a coin mechanism and donated to the local RNLI branch as collection box.

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Re: WAVENEY CLASS LIFEBOAT BY BILLINGS
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2007, 02:15:44 PM »

Here are pics of mine, instructions were poor to say the least. I changed the props to prop shop ones. Runs better, but its only a fair weather toy.

Ian
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Re: WAVENEY CLASS LIFEBOAT BY BILLINGS
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2007, 02:16:27 PM »

last few
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