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PostSubject: lifeboat carriage   Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:37 pm

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this is my lifeboat carriage I have built for my lifeboat THE GORDON WARREN based at rhyl from 1939 - to 1949. it is one of seven built using the Hotchkiss internal cones.







the two big wheels (on left) I have made myself. the two small ones (right) I bought from car boot. the rest I made from scratch, same as the boat i built from scratch.

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PostSubject: Re: lifeboat carriage   Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:56 pm

Brilliant David  2thumbsup Thumbup 2thumbsup 

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PostSubject: Re: lifeboat carriage   Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:28 pm

Superb David.  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: lifeboat carriage   Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:35 pm

SUPERB !!!!!!!

I LOVE IT.!!!!


What size is she,John, and is she powered by your own designed impeller. If so would love to see how you did it, and lets have a build log on both the lifeboat and the carriage.............might get some converts over from mayhem to watch this.


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PostSubject: Re: lifeboat carriage   Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:31 pm

well I have finally got the pictuers resized ready to post.
 first of all I drew a plan of the cart wheel, at 1inch to the foot as that is what the lifeboat was built at, so made it 6 inches dia.





the hub I made from pine, I used my drill saw to make it then marked out all the holes for spokes,





this is the start of the wheels





the spokes I used skewers what are used for kebabs bamboo, but really should have bought some doweling and shaped them  but like all my builds I am working on a shoestring. in the end I am happy  with results and that's all that matters. the rim of the wheel is made from a hard balsa, once they were glued to the rim the wheels where shaped.






sorry the pics are not in wright order. that's it now will post again this week


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PostSubject: Re: lifeboat carriage   Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:48 pm

2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  look forward to the rest of this build David.
My great grand dad was a blacksmith, coach builder and wheelwright all 4' of him I remember watching him heat then shrink the steel tires on this type of wheel.
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PostSubject: Re: lifeboat carriage   Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:44 pm

hi Damien,

there is nothing like that going to happen  lol!  , no heating and shrinking of metal tyres, I have painted it black to look like metal  Thumbup . must have been great to see it being done though. I have watched a few on u tube doing just that amazing stuff Cool 

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PostSubject: Re: lifeboat carriage   Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:03 pm

this is the two wheels made, one on the axel



bit more making the carriage.i used some pine I cut to size on table saw.




this is the frame work built




is it possible to move pictures closer up, don't no why they are so far apart

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PostSubject: Re: lifeboat carriage   Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:14 am

this next part is the steering, and how the horses pull the carriage. the bandage for plaster board joins I already had so used this.







the axel is fitted to under side,

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PostSubject: Re: lifeboat carriage   Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:28 am

these are the pictuers of it painted up. keept forgetting to take photos. but just found this one of the wheel assembly











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PostSubject: Re: lifeboat carriage   Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:39 am

Absolutely superb.  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: lifeboat carriage   Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:07 pm

thanks Damien

 I am now waiting for car boots to start round here looking for some horses to go with it, like that caravan jo had  I have been trying to find it but gave up what size were they.

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PostSubject: Re: lifeboat carriage   Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:27 pm

SUPERB DAVIT......Wish you'd have posted this earlier......would have had a bash at making one for my sailing lifeboat.....brilliant MAN!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: lifeboat carriage   Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:17 am

They were 1/12th scale David there are quite a few different types of horses in various scales on ebay where I got mine.
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PostSubject: Re: lifeboat carriage   Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:20 pm

hi neil,

 haven't you got your lifeboats now, I was hopeing to see them at ellsmere in march if you were going.


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PostSubject: Re: lifeboat carriage   Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:30 pm

sorry david, they both went very quickly to new owners......the Maude pickup......pulling/sailing boat went to kent, and the Motor sailor went to a collector in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland where the boat was first based............went very quickly. never got chance to even sail the motor sailor.
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PostSubject: Re: lifeboat carriage   Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:40 pm

hi,
 
at last i have found a horse for my carrage the handler is work in progress
 
 

 
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PostSubject: Re: lifeboat carriage   Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:07 am

Looks the part David.  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup
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