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TYNE LIFEBOAT
« on: July 05, 2007, 01:54:27 PM »

Just a couple of pic's from my first attempt at scratch building well semi scratch

A bit of advice if like me you only have a small shed . get rid of any spiders before you apply paint
gave a quick coat on the deck last night, whent back to look a bit later the fumes had killed one
of the buggers it only fell onto my deck. don't you love the wild life.
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Re: TYNE LIFEBOAT
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2007, 02:21:40 PM »

tell us more, what scale is she ? is the hull commercially available or all your own work ? did the fittings come from a trader or are they scratch built...?

 looks very neat and tidy..... great job there MCAT!
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2007, 03:04:58 PM »

Thank you Guy,  she is at 1/12th scale  hull is from Metcalf Mouldings
fittings are from slipway, had to cut and bodge to suite ,
windows / transfers from speedline models Fantastic kits on there own.

As I say its my first time, fixing the deck to the hull and making the cabins was enough first time
round,  it has working lights, radar, well were working last night ??
mixer unit,  sound unit,  just hope it floats .
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Re: TYNE LIFEBOAT
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2007, 02:34:22 PM »

Hiya, the model looks fine, I would like to build one myself one day.  I'm not sure if you know but Waverley Models do Tyne Class fittings.

Keith.
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2007, 04:40:03 PM »

Didnot no that will look on there site .  see if they 1/12th fittings  thanks for the tip  Keith

look forward to seeing some pic's when you get started Cheers
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2007, 05:24:23 PM »

Hiya,
      they are not on the website but you will find them in his catalogue, and they are 1:12, you  may already have what you need, but his catalogue is still worth a look. I collect lifeboat postcards and I see that your boat is the 47-040 Shoreham lifeboat.

Keith.
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2007, 01:53:24 PM »

OK Keith  will send for a catalogue. always worth it for the extras and replacements .


yep she is the Shoreham lifeboat. spend my childhood fishing from the harbour arms. watching
and hoping they would launch the lifeboat.  she was the last Tyne to be built, and will be afloat for a year or more. while they build a new boat house ,for the new boat a Tamar.
all this starts in November I'm told . when me numbers come up this week putting in a bid for her
that should please the wife. should look good on a trailer in the front garden .
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2007, 02:49:17 PM »

MCAT , let us know when she is due to be on the lake, would love to see her in the flesh...as it were !
( i managed to get some fittings in weymouth.... but still have a few to source !)
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2007, 05:00:39 PM »

Will do Guy  after the first top secret test is over.  cannot stand loud laughter  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2007, 12:12:19 AM »

Hi from Canada

I too have this Tyne lifeboat hull and have scratchbuilt the cabin....thats as far as I have gotten....what type of motors are you planning to use?

Your model looks 1st class.....

Bob Russell
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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2007, 01:41:23 PM »

Hello Bob , as for the motors I will have to check to be sure but they are from caldercraft ???  supplied my westbourne models
along with esc and other bits I will get a list of whats in her may help you should it not all suite, as yet to test on the water

I believe the two batts im using 12v jel cell  will be to heavy but looking for duration not speed just a little lift from the bows would be nice. but I'm learning as i go . I will add a couple more pic's .

have you any pics would be nice to see them, as not to many Tynes about.
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2007, 08:21:32 PM »

Thanks for the reply.......I dont have any photos of my Tyne as yet but will send some on when I have some....

It has been a hard slog as I am not a great scartchbuilder. I have aquired the windows and the fittings from Speedling (Ithink) and Model Slipway and these will help alot.

I have some wonderfull photos of a Tyne built by a British modeller, Terry Edwards, he sent me. I can scan them when I have time and forward some of them. His moedl is a beauty. He has done a wonderful job on it.

Thanks for the info on the motors....

Cheers
Bob

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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2007, 08:24:10 PM »

Jayzuz.....with all the typo errors it must look like I've been drinking!  :D
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2007, 09:02:20 PM »

Hi Bob,

Good of you to join us all here.    O0
I'm sending you a PM shortly.

Terry.
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2007, 10:50:34 AM »

Hi Bob  just a few more pic's , I have a couple of bits still to fit, but waiting until the on the water tests are done

hope all is well as we are having a club regatta on Sept the 2cnd all monies to the RNLI  wont look to good if it sinks  ;D
didnot notice the typo's must be all that navy rum, love it.

list of bits inside are:

Caldercraft cem 900t  x 2
Electronize  fr30hx  x2
Hunter distribution boards  x 2
Action 2 way switchers  x 2
Action  mixer
Multiplex rx 7 synth
JJC sound unit
Hunter flasher units   x 2

Like yourself I'm am not that experienced at scratch building infact its first time and only my second full model .
as long as its reasonable I'm happy don't go in for nit picking other models as by trying this I now appreciate what an art modeling is
and enjoy other peoples work the more for it 

look forward to some pictures if you get time
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2007, 11:08:35 AM »

Last few Bob don't want to send you to sleep.

how big is the Modling Fraternity over there are you well catered for by suppliers ,  ???   can be difficult here some times.


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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2007, 11:34:03 AM »

Great photos....you have done a brilliant job....I am wondering if your stanchions are scratchbuilt or commercial fitings. They are so unique to the Tyne where they meet the deck. I have puzzled over this for some time.

The model boat world over here in Rupert's Land is very smal indeed. We have a small club of about 10 members but we have built a very nice assortment of subjects. We are not catered for very well by the hobby trade here other than for the standard paint, glue etc. The only model boat stuff we see in the shops are the fast electric boats and the junk from Dumas stateside.  >:(

The electronics of your boat are very well known here.....Electronize Design and Hunter Systems do a very fast mail order business for us here whenever we need it. As do most of the British model boat traders. Mail order keeps us going here.  :)

I have been over to the UK a number of times for model boating events, 1996 Greenwich show, 1998 and 2001 at Beale Park.

You lads are so lucky to be well served by your traders and you must have a show every weekend you could attend if so desired!

Your lifeboat looks great and happy sailing at your RNLI charity event.  O0

I am now inspired to pull it out and dust it off....my lifeboat that is!  ;D
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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2007, 02:01:17 PM »

Nice to hear from you again Bob, Glad that the suppliers over here can help you, yes we do have a lot of shows we are probably better off than we realise,  the Stanchions are commercial ,  by  http://www.modelslipway.com/

As you say the Tyne has a rather awkward set up most others have a kick board to attach them to,  My ham fisted way was
to purchase double what I required and cut the triangle section of and glue it to the one being used on the boat, which gave
me the thickness to attach to the feet of each Stanchion, which I made from Brass tube of the shape you see not quite the correct
shape as square but I'm OK with that.
the left overs from my butchery were used to make the extra supports required on some of the others with a small piece of tubing to help with the fixing. each one of the main Stanchions i drilled and put a small pin through. to hold the support and again through
the support feet and into the deck, the Stanchions are soft metal so when knock them they should bend or rip bits of my deck off  :embarrassed:

so you have been to Beale Park, I have been this year and will go again in a few weeks  as its about 30 Min's from me.
my next show will be Warwick love that one in November. if I'm good i get to take a wish list for Christmas prezza's  :angel:

Do you have a web site like Mayhem, I think its Fantastic.  well nice to chat if I can help please shout but remember I'm no expert
but I know a website were they live. O0

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« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2007, 02:38:07 PM »

I also used Model Slipway intermediate stanchions but made all the mountings from aluminium angle.
However I made all the strut stanchions from scratch to give plenty of rigidity to the rails as I tend to have a habit of catching them when working on the boat. 8)

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« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2007, 05:01:46 PM »

Bob  gribeauval way is great nice and strong.  got me worried now.  Bob note he is the man to ask a true lifeboat nutter

dont forget to pop some pictures on the web when you start.

cheers for now
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« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2007, 07:30:38 PM »

Bob  gribeauval way is great nice and strong.  got me worried now.  Bob note he is the man to ask a true lifeboat nutter

dont forget to pop some pictures on the web when you start.

cheers for now

Lifeboat nutter??....... perhaps your right!! ;D as I decided to build the boathouse and slipway as well!! ::)
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« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2007, 08:28:01 PM »

Now that looks excellent !  O0 O0

Need I ask if that it is a working slipway and winch ?

Great work  :)


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« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2007, 08:41:36 PM »

Now that looks excellent !  O0 O0

Need I ask if that it is a working slipway and winch ?

Great work  :)
Shane

Make your own mind up Shane!!  ;)




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« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2007, 08:48:28 PM »

 :o :o Love it  ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2007, 09:01:16 PM »



That will be a showstopper at the lake.  Great work.


Cheers...Ken
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