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THV BEACON
« on: September 22, 2012, 12:24:28 AM »

I was given a copy of model shipwrights by a friend ,In the book was a copy of a plan for THV Beacon Thats were the story starts, Beacon is my first attempt at a plank on frame
model These Photo's are the result, But are a bit dated,AS beacon is now finished. the model is powered by twin motors and props. all so fitted is a smoke generator I have yet to fit
the steam whistle. but that will be done soon
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Re: THV BEACON
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2012, 02:48:45 AM »



Looking good :-)). What scale and size is your model?

Mark
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Re: THV BEACON
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2012, 09:12:35 PM »

Hi Mark  its 42"by7"  at 1/48 scale
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Re: THV BEACON
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2012, 12:49:58 PM »

Very nice boat, can't beat a working vessel can you.
I was in your neck of the woods yesterday, at Appleton Thorn doing a bit of Eddie spotting!.
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Re: THV BEACON
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 04:43:22 PM »

 I have now taken some photo's beacon finished.in her winter home on show in the sun lounge
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Re: THV BEACON
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 03:48:56 PM »

I have found some photos of the constructing of beacon from the start, thought i should post them
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Re: THV BEACON
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 03:52:40 PM »

As you can see i do all my building on the dinner table, The wife is vary understanding??????
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Re: THV BEACON
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2012, 06:08:13 PM »

Very nice job too! I like it.  :-))
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Re: THV BEACON
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2012, 06:59:27 PM »

Hi Paul,

this modell is realy beautiful.
I like it very much.
What doe THV stand for? (Sorry Im German)

After having seen your pictures I decided to take same pics of my "Blazer" and put them in the forum as well.

Regards Stephan
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Re: THV BEACON
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2012, 08:45:35 PM »

Very nice looking tug.  :-))
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Re: THV BEACON
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2012, 01:07:47 PM »

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Re: THV BEACON
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2012, 04:13:38 PM »

Hi guys thanks for the comments, Dave is right THV. stands for trinity house, Which in england looks after lighthouses and navigation buoys around the coast . Same as the
northen lights board dose around Scotland, Beacon is a bouy tender witch was her main job, AS you can see by the bouys being on the fore deck, Not quite a tug,
but she would tow light ships When they need to be change over  :-)
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Re: THV BEACON
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2012, 04:23:23 PM »

This is a post card view of beacon  with a light ship for repair
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Re: THV BEACON
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2012, 05:30:46 PM »

HI all, managed to find the drawing out of model shipwrights of beacon. from this, the next stage was to get drawings if there were any from the national
maritime museum in London, Of witch they had one. I have also obtained a plan of a light ship from trinity house, Witch i will be stating in the next couple of weeks,
so by next years season i should have a lightship to tow with beacon   :-))
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Re: THV BEACON
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2012, 06:40:16 PM »

Hi all,
thanks  for explaining the meaning of THV.
Looking forward to see Beacon towing a lightship.
Would love to see our ships sailing together.
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Re: THV BEACON
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2012, 08:26:38 PM »

A few more Photo's of construction and first sailing  on the heath lake at runcorn
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Re: THV BEACON
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2013, 08:58:25 PM »

What a cracking couple of days of sunshine, took Beacon down to the lake,? first time this year
couldn't resit, wife out all afternoon ,sod the garden. :-)) :-))
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Re: THV BEACON
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2013, 09:03:03 PM »

oops the wife got home before me <*<  just cost me a weekend away :-)) , Ha Ha take the boat with us O0
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