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Re: R.T.T.L. 2751
« Reply #75 on: December 30, 2009, 03:40:06 pm »

Hi there one and all

Just a quick update.   I have near enough finished the planking of the deck and I have given it one coat of sand ‘n sealer which has been mixed 50-50 with cellulose dope.   Next stage is to rub that down and I am going to stain the deck slightly darker, using a mixture of tea bags and coffee mixed up!  Then I will seal it up again over the top of that with another 2 coats of sand ‘n sealer rubbed down between coats.   But, as you can see from the last picture I got 2 Christmases one on the 25 and another pressie via the postman me P94 twin speed controller and mixer.   The likes of you Dicky you get a complete one when you got yours from ACTion – I didn’t know they did a kit version – but I do now  .
So, if you don’t see me for a while – it may be I a struggling with me kit build of the controller.

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Re: R.T.T.L. 2751
« Reply #76 on: December 30, 2009, 04:07:12 pm »

I didn't know they did a kit version – but I do now  .

Typical! Never reads the small print, even when it's big.....................
 
"Units can also be supplied in DIY Kit form; deduct 15% from built price (except where shown)
Full assembly/wiring drawings and instructions supplied. Repair and ‘Get You Going’ service available."

Anyroad up, me duck - do you think I'd let Dicky loose on an electronics kit?? Heaven forfend..........
Go to it, Bloobs - you know  you love it....................... :-))
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PS If you get stuck, try Pages 9-13 here: http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/pdfs/P94.pdf
PPS The relays and PCB are in the box.........................  8)
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Re: R.T.T.L. 2751
« Reply #77 on: December 30, 2009, 04:20:46 pm »

Oy you two, how come nobody told me it can come in kit form ?

Think of all the things I could make it do that you haven't thought of. Would need help with the coloured wires and them thingumyjigs that you have to solder to the green whotsit.

Ye of little faith, both of you. >>:-( >>:-(
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« Reply #78 on: January 06, 2010, 07:44:19 pm »

Hi there all, just a quick update. 

I have finished planking the deck; and have begun on the superstructure. 

The winch, cabin and also the engine room cabin are all pretty full at the moment because the boat builders have all gone in there to get warm  %) :} :}

I have also added the portholes....

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Re: R.T.T.L. 2751
« Reply #79 on: January 06, 2010, 07:47:15 pm »

Looking very good me old mate, so you haven't spent all your time skiing and drinking tea then. ok2
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« Reply #80 on: January 08, 2010, 01:07:24 pm »

The Med (white ) colour really does show the handsome lines of this boat. Modellers always choose ‘home waters’ colours and copy the scheme on the survivor at the Hendon  RAF Museum and forget this ‘sunny‘ option. This pic below of a ‘dulux duo‘  8) may encourage  present/future  members to choose this alternative, genuine  look.

Fast progress wor John!  :o The raised  engine  hatch/roof  and structure looks fairly straightforward to construct, however the aft winch canopy  is original build and similar in style to the bridge superstructure. The winch canopy is relatively seamless/edgeless - rounded edges throughout.  (Bearing in mind  the  winch canopy is open on it’s rearward face.) How did you construct the canopy  and what materials /techniques did you use to get the streamlined/smooth shape, particularly the curved roof  and maintain the curve on it‘s open edge? - (My guess is a grp moulding - am I right? ) Finally, did you use styrene strip to form the bottom edge/skirting on this canopy?  Powa tuh yah elboos Hinny  ok2…………. Oops! - sorry Dicky.  %)
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« Reply #81 on: January 08, 2010, 01:17:29 pm »

The Med (white ) colour really does show the handsome lines of this boat. Modellers always choose ‘home waters’ colours and copy the scheme on the survivor at the Hendon  RAF Museum and forget this ‘sunny‘ option. This pic below of a ‘dulux duo‘  8) may encourage  present/future  members to choose this alternative, genuine  look.

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As a young CCF RAF cadet I was on an RTTL in Cyprus in 1967 or 1968 - they gave us a day out on a boat from Limassol to Paphos. I wonder if it was one of these? Probably - I suspect there weren't that many of them down there at the time....
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« Reply #82 on: January 08, 2010, 01:51:22 pm »

Hi DG, the sound from the marinised griffons thru the rear quad exhausts must have been trully amazing/memorable. :o :-)
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« Reply #83 on: January 08, 2010, 03:52:30 pm »

Hi DG, the sound from the marinised griffons thru the rear quad exhausts must have been trully amazing/memorable. :o :-)

I vaguely remember being deafened towards the stern, so I spent much of the trip with my head poked out of the hatch on the foredeck. I had a camera with me, and took many pictures of the scenery, but, of course, none of the boat!

Pictures of Dodgy are usually kept well clear of the Internet, but I have found one which shows me leaning on a corner of the superstructure. The arrogant look is partly explained by the fact that the teacher supervising us was one Gordon Jones, whose father (Air Marshal Sir Edward Gordon Jones) was the C-in-C Near East command, and Administrator of the SBAs in Cyprus at the time. Unsurprisingly, the entire service contingent spoiled us rotten wherever we went... 
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« Reply #84 on: January 08, 2010, 05:18:02 pm »

Super  8) windswept look - some guys have all the luck. :}
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« Reply #85 on: January 08, 2010, 06:18:04 pm »

 How did you construct the canopy  and what materials /techniques did you use to get the streamlined/smooth shape, particularly the curved roof  and maintain the curve on it‘s open edge? - (My guess is a grp moulding - am I right? ) Finally, did you use styrene strip to form the bottom edge/skirting on this canopy?  

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Its all built of plywood  :-))


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« Reply #86 on: January 12, 2010, 03:56:46 pm »

Hi all just a quick update

In the process of building the main superstructure and as you can see its all out of wood no plastic to be seen

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« Reply #87 on: January 12, 2010, 06:03:05 pm »

Looks really good you dinosaur. No plastic indeed. ;)
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« Reply #88 on: January 12, 2010, 08:24:51 pm »


I like it John. It's nice to see real wood.

Your making a smashing job of her, Watching with interest  (trying to learn something  O0 )

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« Reply #89 on: January 12, 2010, 10:39:59 pm »

Hi all

Kenny your lifeboat is over twice the size of this thing  :-))  and I am watching your build with interest too- I am looking forward to seeing how you construct your hull - I like to look at all builds on here.    If you notice take Gribauval when he builds a hull for the lifeboats he uses a billings technique whereas the main deck and the keel hold the frames secure while he planks the hull. Also have a look at boatmadman when he built the trawler; used a building board but he never fastened the planks to the frames - he insulated the frames with masking tape to prevent them from sticking so he could lift the shell planking off.  So, it is always nice to see how others do their hulls.  Looking forward to seeing yours and Dicky's - when wor Dicky does a scratch build.

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« Reply #90 on: January 13, 2010, 12:23:45 pm »


Hi John

I won't clutter up your thread, but thanks for the advice.

Further updates on my blog when they are done. It's certainly more fun this way. Enjoying every minute of making firewood.   :embarrassed:

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« Reply #91 on: January 23, 2010, 06:32:20 pm »

hi there one and all

Just a quick update.   Just finished kitbuild of P94 speed controller|mixer 20/10 for that one Mr ACTion - Brilliant!

Got the P94 installed and the peripherals installed.

Done a little more on the superstructure and also done a Bath Test -

here are some more pics.....

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« Reply #92 on: January 23, 2010, 08:28:10 pm »

Very nice John, glad to see you haven't been wasting your time like me. :-))
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« Reply #93 on: January 23, 2010, 08:52:41 pm »

Another amazing piece of craftmanship. O0
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« Reply #94 on: January 26, 2010, 07:56:17 pm »

Smashing model... On a historical note Early RNLI life boats were mostly double diagonal built with a layer of calico(Cloth) between the layers so were most of the RN MTB's & MGB's ....this gave a very strong, light weight ,water tight hull , The RN also built numerous other types of small craft using this practise... I know of models built this way using model aircraft tissue instead of calico :-)) for extra strenth but little weight...
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« Reply #95 on: January 27, 2010, 07:16:26 pm »

hi all thank you for the comments

been doing a bit on the fittings - I have purchased a few things from Macs Mouldings - 2 large airvents....few more bits on order - after a bit of cleaning up, the air vents are pretty good

its the first time I have dealt with Macs and I will go back for more fittings  :-))

as you can see I have made the companion way and also the sliding door for the bridge and a couple of the hatches

I have been installing a new mod chip into the P94 (from ACTion) this is more of a soft start and improves the performance of the P94 even more.   The real test is when she HITS the water  :-))
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« Reply #96 on: January 27, 2010, 09:01:07 pm »

Excellent job me old marra. :-))
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« Reply #97 on: February 08, 2010, 08:35:50 pm »

Hi there one and all
Just a quick update – been in a right turmoil for the last couple of days – whether to change the build and change the number.  After a certain amount of research launch number 2755 was equipt with a 20mm gun on the back on top of the engine cabin roof and this was in 1965 when there was a little bit of unease with Indonesia.  So, during the uneasy period, this particular launch was equipt with a weapon and, as far as I know, she was the only one fitted with a live firing gun.  So, I am still undecided – I think I am keeping her as 2751 that is what my instincts tell me 
Done a bit more though and added some fittings.


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« Reply #98 on: February 08, 2010, 08:55:08 pm »

Great build John, up to your normal high standard.

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« Reply #99 on: February 08, 2010, 09:06:41 pm »

Very nice John, we'll make a scratch builder of you yet.  {-)
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