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Fairmile D
« on: July 09, 2018, 10:09:51 AM »

Looking for something to keep me busy over the coming winter and a Fairmile D is the choice so I am looking for plans for one but nothing smaller than three feet.
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Re: Fairmile D
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 10:27:27 AM »

Have a word with Christian at MTB Hulls http://mtbhulls.co.uk/ He does a nice 1/35th scale version (with and without Torpedo scoops) !/35th is a good size for a dogboat and it means that the crew figures from Italeri fit a treat. As for plans John Lambert and Al Ross's "Allied Coastal Forces in WW2- Vol 1" is the invaluable reference for Fairmiles as well as Conway's  "Anatomy of the Ship - Fairmile Type D" also by John Lambert.
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Re: Fairmile D
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 10:31:43 AM »

Sarik Hobbies stock the comprehensive Marine Modelling plan https://www.sarikhobbies.com/product/fairmile-d-2/
Not sure what scale it is but you can always have the drawings easily enlarged to whatever size you want.
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Re: Fairmile D
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 01:06:12 PM »

Thanks for the info gents, decision almost made. :-)
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Re: Fairmile D
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 10:53:20 AM »

Just ordered the plans from Sarik.
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Re: Fairmile D
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2018, 06:31:42 PM »

The plans duly arrived last week and they will need enlarging, trouble is, some of the lines are quite thick and that will enlarge too.
Correct me if I am wrong on this, the length of the hull on the plan is 18 inches and that works out at oo gauge scale which is  1:72.2 to the foot, a 1.35 scale build will give a model of just over three feets whilst a 1/24 works out at around 57 inches.
Going to have a go at scratch building but yet to decide on scale.  No fibreglass or plastic to be used, just good old wood.
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Re: Fairmile D
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2018, 08:31:01 PM »

1/24 is 57 inch x 10 inch.
Christian has the 1/24 hull available.
Kingston mouldings produced a lovely hull, sadly Robin retired.
George sitek produces the old Ted radstock running gear for the 1/24.

There is a chap on here called Graham
He lives in oz and built the 1/24 deans marine Fairmile D.
I believe this is his and a friend of his operating together,
https://youtu.be/a3KotucrlzE

I have John lambert
Anatomy of the ship
Fairmile D

I would let it go if your interested pm me.
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Re: Fairmile D
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2018, 09:26:33 PM »

The Sarik plan must be disappointing and enlarging is'nt going to be very satisfactory. John Lambert (deceased) was a superb source for  Fairmile D plans sets. John owned and printed his own plans and held a huge collection of coastal craft plans. I bought his 4 sheet set for the Fairmile D some years ago and later gave them away. The Dogboat was a very popular model subject in the past and I am sure a Mayhemmer somewhere will have a larger scale plan tucked away you could copy. Put an ad in the wanted section of the site. John lamberts 's personal plans were drawn at 3/8" to the foot.
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Re: Fairmile D
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2018, 09:39:13 PM »

I thought the five plan set was John lamberts drawings?
Could you not use the Fairmile F plans?
They are drawn by John lambert and listed on Sarik website.
Im sure the F was the same hull just a different deck layout?
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Re: Fairmile D
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2018, 10:51:51 AM »

Yes, the plans are a copy of Lamberts and I forgot to stop off at a print shop to enquire about enlarging when I was in town on Monday, don't want fibreglass as I fancy the challenge of a wooden hull.
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Re: Fairmile D
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2018, 11:25:46 AM »

The other plan that Sarik has is quite good for the wheelhouse
You would need to multiply by 1:37 to enlarge to 1/24 Scale.
Assuming of course you are going 1/24 Scale?


(Tug kenny) sadly passed away
However he built a Fairmile D from scratch
Perhaps you might find information of it on here...


The recommendations for motors from Kingston was
Graupner
Eco 500s
Graham from oz used 2 eco 600s
on the inner shafts, Graham said he left the outer shafts free wheeling.
There is the option of brushless.

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