Posts : 93 Join date : 2022-01-24 Location : Hamburg/Germany
Subject: Intermodellba Tyne and slipway Wed May 03, 2023 11:20 am
Hi all, Intermodellbau Dortmund (Ger) is over, I had many nice discussions and met a lot of nice chaps. Many of them I just had contact on forum, email or even phone before. But my personal highlight was Bill from the Isle of Man, who currently is finishing his .... yes ... Tyne lifeboat, the SIR WILLIAM HILLARY. I mean, it's Dortmund, hey, I probably exspected someone who visited the Isle of Man but sure no one who even knew the Coxswain of the boat I'm building. A disc with photos from the boathouse is on it's way (via snailmail). Thanks Bill!
I was really enjoying to tell people a bit about the RNLI boathouses and differences to german lifeboats and coasts. Hope that some may recognize that if the go on holiday in RNLI areas and donate a bit.
Nevertheless, I also made a few test launches and the new wich was also working. Overall many things to learn not only the action but also the st up and packing can be modified.
For those who don't have facebook, here is the link to a video of the test launches: