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Builder

David McNair Taylor

Class and Type

Liverpool Class

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Grace Darling

Scale    

1/12

Details

The Liverool class was based on the 35 ft 6 in (10.82 m) Self-righting motor introduced in 1929, but had greater beam (10 ft (3.0 m) rather than 8 ft 10 in (2.69 m)) and much shallower endboxes. The shelter was extended forward to cover the engine compartment, which was watertight and allowed the engine to continue to operate as long as the air intake was not submerged. The single propeller was protected by the keel. The twin-engined variant was visually very similar but had 8 in (20 cm) more beam and the twin propellers were in protective tunnels. In the mid 1960s the petrol engines in the first ten boats were replaced by 47 hp (35 kW) Parsons Penguin diesels (as were a couple of the Ferry engined boats). Only one single-engined boat, ON 832, was re-engined with a diesel engine, a Parsons Porbeagle of 47 hp.

The model is RNLB Grace Darling based in Seahouses Northumberland 1954 to 1967 and is now in the Lifeboat Museum in Chatham Historic Dockyard .1/12th scale. The model is built from Dave Metcalf’s kit with some modification.

Builder

Dave Reith

Class and Type

Shannon Class

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Denise and Eric 13-20

Scale    

1/12

Details

In 2017, Selsey received a new 25 knot (29 mph) Shannon Class Lifeboat after almost 34 years of service by Tyne class lifeboats RNLB City of London Selsey Lifeboat Station operates a Shannon class lifeboat Denise and Eric 13-20 which is launched via SLARS from the main boathouse that stands onshore at the Kingsway, Selsey. The model is based on a freelance modellers GRE hull who made 6 limited hulls, which two were for the Ilfracombe station to have a scale model of their lifeboat to display.

The model is 1/12 scale and is powered by twin 28mm water jets, like the actual Shannon class. All of the fittings like handrails, radar, deck fitting are all self made. A part of the superstructure was an early proto type made by Model by Design.

Builder

Dave Reith

Class and Type

Island Class Ocean Patrol Vessel

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HMS Lindisfarne

Scale    

1/48

Details

Built by Hall, Russell & Company, she was modelled on the ocean-going trawlers FPV Jura (1973) and FPV Westra (1974). She was launched on 1 June 1977. She was commissioned to Royal Navy as HMS Lindisfarne (P300) on 3 March 1978.

Builder

Dave Reith

Class and Type

USCG Cutter

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Point Lobos

Scale    

1/24

Details

The design of the 82-foot patrol boat actually began in the early 1950s with the introduction of the 95-foot patrol boat, which was introduced to replace the aging wooden gasoline powered 83-foot patrol boats that were produced during World War II. The 95-foot patrol boat was originally developed as a search and rescue boat to replace the less capable 83-foot boat. With the outbreak of the Korean War and the requirement by the Coast Guard to secure port facilities in the United States under the Moss-Magnuson Act, the complete replacement of the 83-foot boat was deferred and the 95-foot boat was used for harbour patrols

Built on a Sirmar Hull

Builder

David McNair Taylor

Class and Type

Brede Class

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Inner Wheel

Scale    

1/20

Details

Brede Class Lifeboat “Inner Wheel” that was based in Calshot, Hampshire . Model is built to 1/20 scale from a kit that is now no longer available and I have also added some additional detailing.

Builder

David McNair Taylor

Class and Type

Trent Class

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Maurice and Joyce Hardy

Scale    

1/16

Details

1/16 Scale Trent Lifeboat “Maurice and Joyce Hardy “ based in Fowey. Built from a Model Slipway Kit with much modification and extra detailing to bring up to current specifications.

Builder

David McNair Taylor

Class and Type

Rother Class

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Alice Upjohn

Scale    

1/12

Details

Rother Class lifeboat “Alice Upjohn” which was based at Dungeness built to 1/12 scale using a Dave Metcalf kit .

Builder

David McNair Taylor

Class and Type

Arun Class

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BP Forties

Scale    

1/20

Details

1/20 Arun Class lifeboat “BP Forties” scratchbuilt with a Dave Metcalf Semi Kit . Based on the Aberdeen lifeboat now sold to Iceland