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Caldercraft Milford Star steam trawler
« on: August 10, 2008, 09:00:35 PM »

Has anyone built this lovely and atmospheric looking model? I'd be very interested to see some owner photos of the model (especially complete models) and any other info about the vessel. Does anyone know if there are some prototype photos of this trawler? There is virtually nothing about the boat on the Internet.

Cheers
Simon  ::)
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Re: Caldercraft Milford Star steam trawler
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2008, 09:10:41 PM »

You are right Simon there is nothing on the internet.
I have got a build I am just starting but have had to stop owing to ill health, hope to start again soon.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=11732.0

The instructions are very sparse and the drawings are rubbish.

I have two kit reviews which I can e'mail to you if you like. O0
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Re: Caldercraft Milford Star steam trawler
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2008, 09:54:10 PM »

Cheers for that Richard! I am very sorry to hear that you are unwell (get better soon!). Since posting my request I've just located two rather nice photos of the Milford Star (aka "Rudilais" M120) on this website:

www.llangibby.eclipse.co.uk

Click on "Milford Trawlers", then on the next page click on "Index to all Milford Trawlers". Scroll down to "Rudilais" M120 and click on that.

There are some lovely old photos of steam trawlers on this site. Hope this is helpful. And yes, I'd be really pleased if you could email me the kit reviews of this model. My email address is: simon.glidewell@btinternet.com

All the best
Simon  O0
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Re: Caldercraft Milford Star steam trawler
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2008, 10:10:45 PM »

Found this on the Jotika site
http://www.jotika-ltd.com/KitPics/LRG/MILFORD_STAR_lrg.jpg
Milford Star ~ Side Trawler:



RRP: 219.95
 
This small attractive side trawler, so typical of the thirties and forties was a conversion to a peace time trawler from one of eight Round Table Class minesweepers built around 1943 for war service. The design is based on the hull lines of Star of Orkney, a trawler built in 1936.
The hull is a fully detailed GRP moulding with CNC cut ply deck and superstructure A full set of white metal fittings, dowel, tube, rod etc. to complete the model as illustrated. The Milford Star benefits greatly from the added paraphernalia of nets, buoys and ropes. Internal lighting can be added to give additional realism to those late night Summer and Autumn sailings.
 Technical Data
Scale: 1:48
Length: 933mm
Beam 165mm
Part No. 7019
 
regards
Gary :)
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Re: Caldercraft Milford Star steam trawler
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2008, 10:11:57 PM »

E'mail on way Simon.

Best of luck.

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Re: Caldercraft Milford Star steam trawler
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2008, 10:19:19 PM »

Cheers Gary and Richard!

All the best
Simon  ::)
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Re: Caldercraft Milford Star steam trawler
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2008, 11:41:30 PM »

hi polobeer, in the immortal words of John Noakes off Blue Peter......here's one I made earlier.neil.
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Re: Caldercraft Milford Star steam trawler
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2008, 08:39:41 AM »

What a lovely model Neil! Just the sort of photo I was after. Many thanks for posting.

All the best
Simon  :D
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Re: Caldercraft Milford Star steam trawler
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2008, 01:46:42 PM »

nhp651,
Great photo of a great model. I can almost see the fish being hauled in.

In fact, I think you have inspired me, she now stands at 5 on the list of "Must Builds".!

How long ago did you build her? Any tips? What did you think of the kit?

Roger in France.
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Re: Caldercraft Milford Star steam trawler
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2008, 02:04:54 PM »

Careful Roger, Sparse instructions, vague sketches (5) and one not to scale drawing with not everything on it.
Still once I feel better it wont beat me, I shall carry on. O0

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=11732.0
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Re: Caldercraft Milford Star steam trawler
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2008, 02:15:41 PM »

DD,

Sorry, forgot you were building her.

Roger in France.
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Re: Caldercraft Milford Star steam trawler
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2008, 04:50:58 PM »

Hi Roger.
I built it as a review kit for Radio Control Boat Modeller July-August 1991 so it would have been in 1990 when it first came out.
As with all Caldercraft kits at the time, as Richard says the instructions were a little sparse and the plans aren't to scale....but they are a hell of a lot better than some instructuion manuals that I've had the misfortune to try to use in the past.
As for build I thought it was a lovely little boat to put together, and capable of a lot of further detailing and modification if you wish to go that way.
She builds into a really nice sailing model, and i sailed her on some rough water down at Fleetwood lake.
Go for it,
If you ever want a copy of the review just send me a pm as I have it saved.
cheers, neil. O0
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Re: Caldercraft Milford Star steam trawler
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2008, 05:37:57 PM »

I agree with Roger; the model just oozes old time maritime atmosphere! These ex-RN mine sweeper steam trawlers have a very romantic appeal; you could just imagine Captain Haddock up there on the bridge in a force 9, pipe in mouth enjoying every minute of the battle with the huge waves (followed by a bottle of whiskey or two down below)! This particular model by Caldercraft is very elegant and a real classic. Love to see some more photos of models or the prototype!

Simon  :o
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Re: Caldercraft Milford Star steam trawler
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2008, 06:09:21 PM »

Neil,

PM sent.

Thanks,

Roger in France.
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