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LESRO Models
« on: January 21, 2018, 03:25:38 pm »


LESRO Models.

I think the Atlantic 21 RNLI RIB Lifeboat is a real collectors item but I would guess, the Pilot Boat must be the 'most built kit'.

















































































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Re: LESRO Models
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 06:12:14 pm »

I had a Lesro Sprite many years ago with a OS 10 glo motor in it
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Re: LESRO Models
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2020, 11:09:39 am »

These pictures of early Lesro models are priceless and they have also helped me as I re-construct an old Rapier that has a lot of parts missing and with no plans to refer to, any pictures are very helpful.
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Re: LESRO Models
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2020, 01:40:43 pm »


Fond memories there, I loved my Lesro Arrow, a really good looking boat, fast and handled well, plus it was easy to build.  :-))


I almost hate to say it, but I've still got a part built Atlantic 21 and a 'new-in-makers-box' one too.  :-)
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Re: LESRO Models
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2020, 02:14:26 pm »

I've got a Lesro models Sprite, but I thought they were originally called "Ramrod" or am I confusing it with something else?
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Re: LESRO Models
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2020, 02:31:09 pm »

I had forgotten that Lesro also made a smaller version of the Rapier - and the pictures of that were helpful too! 


The blue Stilleto model pictured also has the "registered port" as being Exmouth  - I was living in  Exmouth in the early 70's and (almost) remember seeing a boat that looked just like that!
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Re: LESRO Models
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2021, 06:56:51 pm »

My 26 year old Javelin that I built in 1994 with a glow plug engine and am now refurbishing and converting to brushless.


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Re: LESRO Models
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2021, 08:25:30 am »

Found this in French that has different names for the Arrow (Trident) and Stiletto (Espadon) when sold in France years ago.


Also the thread has some nice pictures of a Stiletto and an Arrow in matching schemes. From what I can work out it is a log regarding someone finding a boat (Stiletto) that they had owned in the past (1975) and were revisiting their youth by finding and restoring a similar boat.


http://www.offshore-rc.com/forum/index.php?/topic/40971-stilleto-lesro-models/

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Re: LESRO Models
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2021, 09:49:00 am »

That is a nice find Stuw, it's always good to see different models of these old surviving  LesRo boats.

I had no idea that they were sold in France under a different name.

There is also nice Stilleto for sale on Facebook Marketplace at the moment - quite pricey for this small model, but it is well done.

Its a bit like waiting for a number 3 bus - you wait for ages to see one, and then two come along at once!

Stay safe!

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