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lifeboats for Waverley
« on: April 10, 2012, 06:32:02 PM »

Hi all,
I'm new to Mayhem and a but rusty on model boat building. I'm currently trying a "scratch" build 1/48 Waverley but I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for lifeboats as maybe they're available ready made somewhere.
If not then any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Stan.
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Re: lifeboats for Waverley
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 08:42:02 PM »


Certainly Boatman.

I suggest you contact Waverley models in Clevedon Somerset as they specialise in this boat.

Their site is   http://www.waverleymodels.co.uk/

Welcome to our little club where you will find all the help you could need.  If you're building her then we would be interested in seeing some pictures please.

Regards


ken
 
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Re: lifeboats for Waverley
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 06:24:47 PM »

Ken,
Thanks for the reply. Will give Mike a ring regarding the lifeboats. Still waiting for planking to arrive. Have been working on forward deck house and bridge etc in the meantime which is where the lifeboats come into the plan as you know.
Keel and frames done. Promenade deck made in 3 sections. Front deckhouse and bridge under way.
Will post some pics soon.
Stan.
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Re: lifeboats for Waverley
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 07:57:10 PM »

Any pictures of your hard work Stan?

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Re: lifeboats for Waverley
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2012, 08:20:29 PM »

They're coming soon.
Keep forgetting things then having to undo what I did last. Put lower paddle box piece on 3 times so far today. Think its right now. Did the little fiddly bits around the toilets on the sponson thingy on starboard side.Port side tomorrow.
Someone said like playing chess with 5 people at the same time.  I'll go for that.
Will upload pics tomorrow in daylight cos my Galaxy S hasn't got a flash.
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Re: lifeboats for Waverley
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2012, 09:08:00 AM »

Here's some pics :}





















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Re: lifeboats for Waverley
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2012, 10:04:21 AM »

hi,

when i built my waverley i made lifeboats from card. just build them with a keel  and frame,  they look great when painted use the plan and have a play with it you can then say you have scratch built it. i dont bye any parts if i can make it my self.

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Re: lifeboats for Waverley
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2012, 08:05:26 PM »

I've always thought card might work. Went to B&Q today for some fibreglass resin. They don't do it any more. Apparentley Halfords do a kit for 12.99. My hull planking needs serious sealing. Any ideas? Boats are meant to float and this Waverley needs intensive care to make it watertight. She looks longer and lower than Ken's but is probably the same size. Built from old ship plan. Would it be ok to use cardboard tube for the funnels with maybe some resin or something on them? Have included latest pics.
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Re: lifeboats for Waverley
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2012, 10:49:02 PM »

Hey Stan

If you put your location in your profile then maybe someone local might tell you where is best to go for supplies.
I know Neil from Fleetwood goes to a firm in Southport........ if that's at all near you?

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Re: lifeboats for Waverley
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2012, 10:55:34 PM »

DeLuxe materials Eze Cote is a good product for sealing planking and a lot of other materials too. Water clean up as well.

http://www.deluxematerials.com/products_building.html

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Re: lifeboats for Waverley
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2012, 12:52:10 AM »


This guy is in Runcorn is ok too http://www.shop4glue.com/index.asp

I used some of his waterbased product on my Spraymaster :-))
A nice chap too - likes to have a good chat.

Easy Dope, gloss eze use waterbased model dope tissue, silk nylon fuelproof model covering product
4.99
Easy Dope, Satin eze use waterbased model dope tissue, silk nylon fuelproof model covering product
4.99

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Re: lifeboats for Waverley
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Re: lifeboats for Waverley
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Re: lifeboats for Waverley
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2012, 05:46:12 PM »

Well, you've been busy Stan - is everything coming together as you imagined?

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Re: lifeboats for Waverley
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2012, 07:24:14 PM »

hi stan ,

i used (davids fastglas resin) you can get a 250ml tin for about 4.00 x hardener 2.00 at this end of wales, on the local market. i dont know if you have any like this in barry but halfords are not cheap, shop arround
sorry must have mist your post last time you were on, looking good now. :-))

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Re: lifeboats for Waverley
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2012, 08:05:40 PM »

Thanks all for the replies.
My super pc forgot that I wanted to stay logged in and forgot my password etc.
A few raids on the grey matter eventually revealed the right one.
Anyway she is coming on OK and is going for a float test tomorrow evening hopefully at Cold Knap lake in Barry.
Maybe I'll try towing her around with the Glasgow if its not too windy or wet.
Still not having much success with lifeboats and I'm finding gears or belt/chain drive difficult to organise. A lot of these cogs, gears, belts etc are push fit on to the shaft but I would prefer a grub screw or something more substantial.
The motor has a 6mm shaft and the paddle shaft will probably be 5mm but I am of course open to suggestions as to a drive solution.
A suitable idea to imitate the green tarpaulin on the life jacket storage on the paddle boxes would be appreciated as so far mine are just painted balsa.
All suggestions greatly appreciated and any questions that you may have then please feel free to ask.
Stan.
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Re: lifeboats for Waverley
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2012, 08:59:09 PM »


Hi Stan.

Here is my build blog of Waverley.  Several of your questions may be answered in the build notes.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10746.msg100836#msg100836

Hope this helps.

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ken
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Re: lifeboats for Waverley
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Re: lifeboats for Waverley
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2012, 05:46:39 PM »

Went to Cold Knap lake on Sunday. A bit breezy. Glasgow did a valiant attempt towing her around for an hour leaving some slight water ingress in 2 sections around the shaft area but now cured with more resin inside and out. Next step is paddles, gears/ belt drive, stanchions and railings from Waverley models and Glasgow's borrowed radio temporarily.
Thanks for the assistance so far everyone. Standby for the next instalment.
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