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Re: R.T.T.L. 2751
« Reply #125 on: April 18, 2010, 01:59:23 pm »

John,
Is that with the original motors and props?
What voltage did you run her on?

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Re: R.T.T.L. 2751
« Reply #126 on: April 18, 2010, 06:29:31 pm »

Hi Dicky

I am sorry mate, it was all done official with stopwatches and 3 attending - gone down in South Shields Model Boat records  :-)) :-))

It wasnt a bad morning down at the lake.

Bob the power supply is all original 30mm props 3 bladers both right handers

2 MTronik 600 motors - and 2 3300ma nicad batteries - the model was also carrying Nicads for the sound unit 9.2 x 1100ma - fair old weight there to be shoving along  %%

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Re: R.T.T.L. 2751
« Reply #127 on: April 18, 2010, 10:38:29 pm »

There are no photographs which would do justice to this model. It is just fabulous - and we're proud to have helped make it do what it does so well.
Bloobs, you're a crackin' modeller. 
Now, about that 'simple' lifeboat........ :o
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Re: R.T.T.L. 2751
« Reply #128 on: January 17, 2011, 02:25:19 pm »

Hi Cyril
 
How’s you?
 
The transom frame is held onto the keel with a form of mortice and tenon joint
 
The slot in the transom is the same width as the thickness of the keel and is approx one and a half inches loing
 
Hope this helps?

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Re: R.T.T.L. 2751
« Reply #129 on: December 05, 2011, 04:40:29 pm »

Hi Bluebird

Lovely build. I was looking at your photos and wondered just where they would have stowed their larne targets? I couldn't find much on the internet reallyand I am not sure of the size of them either.

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« Reply #130 on: December 05, 2011, 05:58:01 pm »

Hi Norseman

I do not know where they stored them but the attached might give an idea of the size.

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Re: R.T.T.L. 2751
« Reply #131 on: December 06, 2011, 08:19:45 am »

Even more info on

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=5869.msg65436;topicseen#msg65436

but as far as I could see no stowing details.

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Re: R.T.T.L. 2751
« Reply #132 on: December 07, 2011, 08:03:15 pm »

Thanks Howard - much appreciated.

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Re: R.T.T.L. 2751
« Reply #133 on: December 28, 2011, 09:26:00 pm »

Hi to all.
I am in the process of restoring a RTTL 2753 and require the supersture plans, has anyone got them in pdf format please?
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« Reply #134 on: December 29, 2011, 06:52:11 pm »

Hi there Olly49

Just sent you a personal message about the deck planking - but as far as plans for this vessel in pdf format goes - there used to be a guy on here who had the frames (I believe) in the PDF but not sure if he had the superstructure.

Sadly, I dont think I have any further information apart from a couple of photographs on my hard-drive and a couple of very small illustrations of the hull and deck - will try and download them later on.    Been having a few problems lately downloading onto this site; as the files keep coming up 'not acceptable on jpeg.f whatever that may be  :((

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Re: R.T.T.L. 2751
« Reply #135 on: February 05, 2012, 09:40:50 am »

Hi
Are the roundels painted on or are they decals?
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« Reply #136 on: February 05, 2012, 10:42:47 am »

hi there Olly49 the larger roundels on the roof were hand painted on directly to the cabin top - but the smaller ones on the bow were painted onto very thin plastic and then cut out and glued on.

I am sure the numbering I got it from Barry's lettering.

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Re: R.T.T.L. 2751
« Reply #137 on: March 24, 2012, 08:38:18 pm »

Hi John,

That is awesome! That's what I think... the detail on your 2751 is outstanding and I'm ever so slightly envious of your skills & patience.

I'm quite new to this boating world and am currently building the Model slipway RTTL, which is my first attempt at a "build" (my previous 2 boats have been yachts from kits, so only basic assembly required!) and if I can get mine looking 10% as good as yours I'll be a happy man!

Any chance you can post some video of her sailing?
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« Reply #138 on: March 25, 2012, 07:35:47 pm »

hi ya there
Kangaroo1
if you do a search of this forum and you will find DickyD did a build of the Model Slipway's RTTL - and someone else did as well.  Can remember who else did the build.

Thank you for the compliments about my build and model - as yet there be no video of her sailing - but I will try and do that someday  :-))
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=7644.0
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« Reply #139 on: March 26, 2012, 09:43:56 pm »

I was reading your comments on propulsion, the RMAS had one at Greenock in the 1960/70's as a fast courier launch. She difinetly had 2 x shaft driven by 2 x rolls royce merlin engines, she planed at 42 knots, she was called Falcon but was nicknamed the bomb on account of her being cartridge start at full throttle and what a row she made on start up. I was lucky enough to take her out for a job, r/v with a nuke sub,  picking up a passenger off the subs forward diving plane.
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« Reply #140 on: March 26, 2012, 10:18:26 pm »

She difinetly had 2 x shaft driven by 2 x rolls royce merlin engines

I don't think that they were ever fitted with Merlin engines - usually RR Griffons.

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« Reply #141 on: March 27, 2012, 01:07:14 pm »

Hi dodes
 it may be possible that the boat you sailed on was powered by the sea Napier engines; as some of them had the Coffman /or the Breeze cartridge systems in to start the main engines.  At the moment I cannot find reference to Merlin powered 68'RTTL' most started life with 3 Napier engines then in later life being converted to 2 Griffin motors but as they say life is not set in stone and rules are broken so they may have been one  :-))(where is CHRISTIAN CD123 when you need him )

 

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Re: R.T.T.L. 2751
« Reply #142 on: June 04, 2012, 03:28:24 pm »

I was reading your comments on propulsion, the RMAS had one at Greenock in the 1960/70's as a fast courier launch. She difinetly had 2 x shaft driven by 2 x rolls royce merlin engines, she planed at 42 knots, she was called Falcon

Just to bring this one up to date a little, Falcon was actually called Osprey which was later changed to Canadian Osprey on her sale. She now exists as a Diving Support Vessel and has been completely refitted/refurbished. Her twin RR Griffons have been replaced (which doesnt surprise me as spares would be almost impossible to find nowadays) with GM diesels

Her hull number in RAF days was 2770. She was the penultimate RTTL to be built for the RAF, her sister 2771 was last seen laid up in Malta after retirement from the Maltese Coastguard. Both craft were the only RTTL's to be built for the RAF by Saunders & Roe the rest being Vospers, Groves and Gutteridge or BPC.
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Re: R.T.T.L. 2751
« Reply #143 on: June 04, 2012, 04:07:02 pm »

Have to say I'm much impressed with your model on 2751  :-))

I sailed on her many times when she was stationed at RAF Mountbatten in Plymouth. She was being used back in 1973/4 era as a testbed for the refurbished Sea Griffons which were rolling off the RAF's production line in Plymouth. At the time i was crew on one of her sister craft, 2757, and her crew regularly used to get detailed to take 2751 out on a test run as '51 didnt have an official crew. After the engines had been tested and approved they would be removed, inhibited and placed in storage in case they were needed for any of the RTTL's still in service both at home and abroad. At that time the Marine Branch were still operating RTTL's in Gibraltar, Malta, Cyprus and Gan in the Maldive's. In all i served on RTTL's 2751, 2752, 2753, 2754 and 2757.

Someone asked where the Larne Targets were stowed when not in use - either side of the winch house was the usual stowage. The handrail was very handing for lashing the target securely.  Two were usually carried, if an extra was to be taken then it would be stowed on the starboard side of the superstructure and, yet again, secured to the handrail

Have you seen this site? http://www.asrmcs-club.com/boatswebsite/rttl1b.html
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« Reply #144 on: September 04, 2012, 04:55:38 am »

According to the people at Model Slipways I've just purchased the last Vosper RTTL kit and they will not be making anymore   :(( :(( - I see it has already been pulled from their website.  :((

I really like the Mediterranean colour scheme and hope to do the same. Look out for the build dairy once it gets to this side of the world!!

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« Reply #145 on: March 12, 2014, 02:37:59 pm »

Hi guys.

I would like to introduce myself and direct you to my website where I have information on an RTTL rebuild. I've already contacted some of the people in this thread but I thought I would make public my project, as the more people who can help me complete it the better. Please visit my page and give me your feedback. http://slopesoaringaustralia.com/vosper-rttl

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Re: R.T.T.L. 2751
« Reply #146 on: May 20, 2014, 03:50:21 pm »

Hi Bluebird
What colour White did you use  and was it Matt or gloss


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« Reply #147 on: May 20, 2014, 04:23:28 pm »

Hi Gary
 
It was Humbol Matt white Number 34 and it was oversprayed with Humbrol Satin varnish Number 135   :-))
 
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« Reply #148 on: May 20, 2014, 04:42:47 pm »

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Re: R.T.T.L. 2751
« Reply #149 on: May 30, 2014, 03:29:10 pm »

Hi John
just a couple more questions I'm having problems getting hold of details and photographs of the winch housing do you have any or do you know where I can get hold of some
Has your RTTL have a black boot  line around it


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