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phoniex

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does anyone know what lifeboat this is!!
« on: May 10, 2010, 02:43:57 AM »

 I picked up this lifeboat from a friend, and I was hoping anyone of the lifeboat guys, can help and tell we which one it is.
Its 35.5 inch and 10.5 inch wide.















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Dave Buckingham

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Re: does anyone know what lifeboat this is!!
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 06:37:18 AM »

Looks like a twin screw Liverpool Lifeboat 1/12  scale

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Re: does anyone know what lifeboat this is!!
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 10:07:08 AM »

It's a vac formed hull made a few years ago for a 1/12th scale Oakley Class lifeboat. I have had one under the bench for years as I tend to scratch build my lifeboat hulls (in the case of the Oakley it's double diagonal planking.).
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Re: does anyone know what lifeboat this is!!
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 03:28:08 PM »

Sorry Mike, I have to agree with Dave - it's a Liverpool.

The GF Oakley hull you can get (I think it was from Scale Hobbies, but their website seems to be a bit fritzed), had all the sacrificial planking and the belting moulded on.

The Liverpool is just the basic hull. I got one from the Model Boats stand at the Model Engineering Exhibition donkeys years ago - it came with a cuddy moulding then as well.

I think it's this one ... http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/product/22957/liverpool-lifeboat-hull-hulmm1448

You can get a (basic) plan for it as well.

Cheers

Lance
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Re: does anyone know what lifeboat this is!!
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 04:30:52 PM »

Sorry Mike, I have to agree with Dave - it's a Liverpool.

The GF Oakley hull you can get (I think it was from Scale Hobbies, but their website seems to be a bit fritzed), had all the sacrificial planking and the belting moulded on.

The Liverpool is just the basic hull. I got one from the Model Boats stand at the Model Engineering Exhibition donkeys years ago - it came with a cuddy moulding then as well.

I think it's this one ... http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/product/22957/liverpool-lifeboat-hull-hulmm1448

You can get a (basic) plan for it as well.

Cheers

Lance

Just checked the hull I have Lance and you're correct, this one is a Liverpool. It's an age thing. :kiss:

My hull is for an Oakley, it is a vac form, not grp, with just the main sliding keels moulded on and of course is 37" x 11.5"  O0. It came with copies of the builders drawings for ON 985.

Mike
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Re: does anyone know what lifeboat this is!!
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010, 05:37:11 PM »

Here is a pic of a completed one.




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furball

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Re: does anyone know what lifeboat this is!!
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2010, 07:23:20 PM »

That's nice!  :-))

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spongie

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Re: does anyone know what lifeboat this is!!
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2010, 09:18:38 PM »

Interesting...

I didn't know there was a oakley or liverpool hull available...
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phoniex

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Re: does anyone know what lifeboat this is!!
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2010, 03:02:38 AM »

Thanks guys, stops a lot of head scratching! I knew it was a toss up between a liverpool or a oakley :-))
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Re: does anyone know what lifeboat this is!!
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2010, 10:36:47 PM »

Interesting...

I didn't know there was a oakley or liverpool hull available...
Models By Design do an Oakley at 1/12 http://modelsbydesign.co.uk/model_boats.aspx ,Dave ;)
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