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Mark Nugent22/11/2020 18:33:39
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I am looking at purchasing the hull, deck, wheelhouse and plans for the RNLI Arun rescue bost from Mount Fleet Models. How difficult will it be for me to get the 1/12 fittings? I have 3 3d prints so I know I can print some but would rather go with metal.

I am also looking at the 72-inch version of the RNLI Clyde. Not sure what this scale will be? Any help figuring out the scale based on the length?

Thank you all

Mark Nugent22/11/2020 18:38:04
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the measurements for the life size Clyde is 71 feet by 18 feet. Anyone want to try and figure out the length, width and scale using these numbers? I am not good with these type of figures.

Colin Bishop22/11/2020 19:18:01
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Macs Mouldings do a number of RNLI 1:12 scale fittings but they are in resin. Still good though.

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The Clyde might be rather more difficult...

Colin

Chris Fellows22/11/2020 19:28:46
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That's an easy one Mark. Call the full-size one 72 feet and that gives a scale of 1:12 and therefore the width is 18 inches.

That will be a big heavy model!

Chris

Mark Nugent22/11/2020 19:35:44
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That will be a big sucker. I have found an amazing site for 1/12 fittings. They actually have a special section for RNLI large scale models. Macsmouldings. I will have to build some type of transportation cart from my truck to the water.

Mark Nugent22/11/2020 19:36:40
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Thanks Colin and Chris. What are you building?

Colin Bishop22/11/2020 19:53:56
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Mark,

Martin at Macs Moudings is very helpful and his fittings are excellent quality.

What am I building? At the moment SS Miltiades a 1903 liner on the UK Australia trade as built with a sigle funnel. Model will be 1:150 scale.

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Colin

 

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Mark Nugent22/11/2020 20:08:18
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Wow. That looks like a difficult model. Are you scratch building it? How long will a model like this take you from start to finish?

Colin Bishop22/11/2020 20:17:51
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Yes, scratch building using a 1:1200 waterline plan, photos of the builder's model that used to be on display in the London Science Museum plus photos I took of the builder's plans at the National Maritime Museum archives at Woolwich.

It's all a bit of a jigsaw but I'm getting there slowly. It will take as long as it takes!

It will be a unique model anyway.

Colin

neil howard-pritchard22/12/2020 01:43:31
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MARK, i made the actual moulds for the Clyde class lifeboat some years ago and they are accurate for one of the 3 boats only.......70-002 Grace Paterson Ritchie. the other two boats 70-001 Charles H Barrett and 70 - 003 City of Bristol were both slightly different to GPR and to each other...........but the hull cabin, flying bridge, fore companion way were grp mouldings.

However, i gave them to metcalf mouldings, who passed them on to Models by Design, who eventually sold them to Mountfleet Models.

i did make a full set of rubber moulds for moulding resin fittings and for personal reasons sold all of those moulds for fittings to Adrian Gosling at Speedline models for 2 pints of diet coke..

i would suggest you contact Adrian and ask him if he still has those fittings moulds and if so, run a set off for you.

hope this helps you.but beware.they need an incedible amount of ballast, and very large motors to power them,

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