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  1. Wow. Your obviously a prolific and able model maker per say. I bet apart from the weight you couldn't tell the difference of the T1333 transmitter against a real one (it is an heavy lump). When you made the Bigsworths chart board did you include the little canvas pouch and wooden block & loop string ? For holding the pencils and the loop retains the swivel arm looping over to the front. I will send you an image if not. (via other means).. Keep a look out for flare cartridge tins, they are little RED coloured tins which accept three flares, the boat would have carried 18 tins
  2. Hello Ted, This is the image I mentioned in the last email. I haven't worked out how to add test to it yet. I did mean to ask. Where you involved in the rebuild of the lifeboat or are you now the custodian? If possible I would like to see your modelling efforts on items she would have carried. We may need to contact each other by other means (not wanting to bore the other users). Regards, Nev Dinghy Cole. If I can help with anything else please let me know.
  3. Hello Ted, To clarify with reference to the ratchet arrangement . Yes they are held down only by pressure from above & return to operating height when the boats released. I have given this a little more thought since sending you the last email. I can't confirm this BUT, if your are able to view on-line the ratchet arrangement used on the Flixton Museum boat which as two ratchet/brackets secured bolted back to back (this arrangement is correct for MK1a models). Well I believe this to be a modification of the MK1 brackets that would have had one unit placed in opposite corners of the r
  4. Afternoon Ted, I will do my best to answer your question. Firstly if my memory serves me well, the lifeboat you have is actually a MK1a . (sorry) I do know that the deck arrangement for the rockets as been built as though a MK1 boat. The raised area that surrounds the rockets create a recess which as you know give a perfect area for the launching apparatus. Sadly I don't have an image showing the dischargers, so I will try an do this with a description of the operational function. The transverse rocket and elevating mechanism consists of a spring loaded ratchet(s) (I believe t
  5. Hello again everyone, Apologise for the slow follow up. This would have been easier with pictures, unfortunately I wanted to attach images from my own collection (not from a website) but don't know how. So I've tried to keep it brief. How the boat is mounted to the aircraft, the following is an abridged version . Along the centre-line of the boat, beneath the deck and joining the latter to the keel is a mahogany keelson. Secured on each side on the keelson near the after end of the centre-board slot is a wooden block, drilled & shaped to receive the bomb-release attachment
  6. Good Evening to you all. I've deliberated over contacting you regarding the specifications etc requested on the airborne lifeboat's. So apologies for any toes that feel stepped on. Firstly the request by Steve on the differences between models. The MK1 (Hudson) Total production 71 & MK1a (Warwick) Total production 403 are O.L 23'2" and W.L 22' and both are constructed the same the only difference between them is the gunwales shape (altered to suit the fuselage of each aircraft). Both models are built twin skin mahogany interspaced with treated calico cloth, internally diag
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