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Stavros

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Graupner Fire Boat
« on: September 03, 2006, 05:35:55 pm »

Well needed a rest from building Paula 111 and |I have allways fancied this kit so when it came up on E bayI had to have it (sorry Voyager !!!)So this week as I was on ho ls it was decided As the weather was horrible to spend some time in the shed so this is the progress to date.One comment I will make about this kit is that the instructions if you call them that are pooh Pooh!!!!I gave up In the end and built it form the photo on the box!
1  rudder installation
2 is of there motor
3 is of the home made prop shaft and oil tube
4 is of the hull with new deck original was warped and scrap


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Stavros

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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2006, 05:46:20 pm »

5 is of the superstructure
6 is of the mast/radar
7 hatch covering the rudder post also showing superstructure before trimming
8 is of the fire pump

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Stavros

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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2006, 05:54:43 pm »

9is of the boat
10/11 primer applied to the hull and superstructure
12 deck been coated with Ronseal teak stain

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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2006, 11:48:32 pm »

Oh...so it was you who won it!...ahhh...out of all the people on ebay it had to be you! >:( ;) Stavros 1-Voyager0 Just purchased the Robbe Dolly which will be made into a fire boat rather than the harbour launch.

Did not know the Graupner fire boat had a wooden deck, should be an eye catcher when it's all finished!


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Stavros

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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2006, 10:47:31 pm »

yes I was surprised it was wooden so me being me I decided to stain and varnish it just to be different,or is it modelers license!!!will post photos of the painted hull resplendant in red/whiter when it has dried in the am
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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2006, 11:04:48 am »

OH NO  - you aren't making the fire pump workable are you ? We will have to keep clear of the slipway when it goes past if you are  - raincoats and sou-westers at the ready :D

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Stavros

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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2006, 07:20:44 pm »

Dead Right but keep it QUIET!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
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Stavros

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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2006, 07:26:03 pm »

Right some more photos
13 Hull sprayed red
14Deck with second coat of varnish
15 Superstructure
16 Full Boat deck not glued down yet
17Micro switch and servo for the working fire monitor(specially for our club members and the Ducks)
18Showing electrics of the boat

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warspite

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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2006, 08:40:15 pm »

But your in wales - dont you have to where that stuff all the time?, so why do you have to keep it a secret ;D ;D
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Stavros

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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2006, 11:06:15 pm »

 :) :)
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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2006, 11:28:14 pm »

How's the build going, any further pictures to post?
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Stavros

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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2006, 11:48:40 pm »

Slowed down a bit due too holls ending and having to go to work!!!!!got batt box done tonight and tested in the bath Dog did not appreciate the canon!!!! well he was sat on the edge of the bath so I was only trying it out!!!!!!!! wont be able to post or work on it for a week now due to work but as soon as I have further photos I will post and thanks fro the interest ;)
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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2006, 11:52:36 pm »

No problem, glad it's going ok! ;)
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Stavros

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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2006, 10:53:54 pm »

well lads been creating havoc as usual in the shed so here goes
19 Home made stbd Lt made up of brass tube soldered onto brass angle
20 Led Lt showing my boo boo slipped with dremmel Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
21 Blue light on these are 3mm flashing LEDs from maplins quite good and pretty near to scale
22 Showing the St-db Lt and flashing Blue LED's
23 Batt box assembled and installed to take 6v 4amp Batt
24 Showing batt box in hull and pump pipework and the receiver areal running around the hull

It has now been decided due to the lack of space that the Blue flashing lights and the siren will only come on when the pump is being used and that the nav Lt's will have to be switched thats all for now.

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flybobby

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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2006, 11:38:42 pm »

Looking good, L.E.D lighting floats my boat too (I got them all over my SAR)
What pump are you using for your squirter?  I need a decent output at 6v ::)
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Stavros

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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2006, 12:04:42 am »

MFA bought from Pandan models http://www.pandanmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/sitemap.html they were cheaper than anyone and much cheaper than MFA direct,tried the pump out the other night through bathroom window approx throw 6+m so the lads at our lake had better watch out!!!!
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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2006, 10:12:26 am »

MFA bought from Pandan models http://www.pandanmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/sitemap.html they were cheaper than anyone and much cheaper than MFA direct,tried the pump out the other night through bathroom window approx throw 6+m so the lads at our lake had better watch out!!!!
Thanks stavros, just what I am looking for.  They have currently sold out, and at that price I am not surprised.  Will wait for new stock. ;)
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Stavros

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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2006, 11:11:34 pm »

Well having decided that it was time for our members to get wet this weekend and not finished the boat panic set in so the last two nights have been in the shed creating so here goes
25 Showing the rear of the boat
26 Liferafts and engine breathers
27 Bollard and fairleads
28 Hand rail detail
29 Full view Stb'd side
30 Overhead view

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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2006, 11:21:45 pm »

Haye...that's lookin alright! Looks fast just sitting there...if that makes sense? Check out bow wave on the net, they do some cheap silicone type rubber fenders, would look good on your model. Let me know if you would like the link.


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Stavros

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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2006, 09:58:52 pm »

Well cancel my previous post of no room for 4 th servo >Got bored this afternoon so went to Llandudno armed with fire boat to test in private ;)on the lake in west Shore,going along nicely or should I say more akin to a speedy boat!!!! Quick isn't the word,but after all it is a fast response vessel!.Disaster lost all drive bloomin uj broke so sat down and waited for it to drift back to shore,so off I went to maplins to get another,just as I was getting to the car a gentelman admired the Fire Boat and commented oh Maplins sell a sound generator for around 5 as you guessed I had to have one.back to the shed for the next couple of hours to meditate and create.It probably took me 1/2 hr to solder it all together and it is very good,only prob was that the motor has a tendency to drown the siren out,so it was plan B that was the answer,mount a speaker on top of the cabin disguised as a locker,drill holes in locker to allow sound out.Yes I know I will have to cover hooes up when it rains!!.I will post some piccies of it on the water sun evening as I forgot my camera .
31 Showing 4th servo and switch.
32 Sound generator module
33 Speaker box/locker
34 Showing locker on roof from the bow

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Stavros

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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2006, 10:45:54 pm »

Well 2nd time lucky went up to the lake at LLanberis this afternoon to try the fire boat out part 2 Yea ha it works,nice bow wvae and the cannon works a treat,so this is I suppose the final chapter on this build.The htings to watch out if anyone is building this kit is the POO POO instructions,Poor fitting of the deck,quality of the wooden deck supplied I did not follow the ins I did it my way,and baisically folowed hte piccie on the box!!!!!!!! well it's bye bye on this one for now.
Piccies of Boat in action

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Stavros

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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2006, 11:15:05 pm »

RIP 160FT DOWN LLANBERUS LAKE :(
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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2006, 12:56:24 pm »

Oh no...what happend??? All that work, and now it's gone!
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Re: Graupner Fire Boat
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2006, 02:47:22 pm »

Sore point.

Read "Lost Without Trace" thread under "General Chit Chat" .    :-X

Richard :)
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