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PostSubject: Lifebelts   Lifebelts EmptyFri Jan 25, 2013 3:33 pm

What is the diameter of a lifebelt? Are they standard sizes? I need some for my 48th scale tug.

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PostSubject: Re: Lifebelts   Lifebelts EmptyFri Jan 25, 2013 6:37 pm

Hi Barrie, the most common size is 30" but they also come in 20" & 24" as well. At 1/48th approx 15mm diameter for a 30" ring.

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PostSubject: Re: Lifebelts   Lifebelts EmptyFri Jan 25, 2013 6:38 pm

Thanks Windy - I'll see what I've got Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Lifebelts   Lifebelts EmptySat Jan 26, 2013 10:25 am

you might think I'm going ga ga when I say this, but Polo mints are an exact size for 1:48th sized lifebelts, and if sucked lightly to get rid of the embossed writing, dried out and then varnished they really do make good lifebelts.....honestly.......it's a known fact, and I'm not going loopy loo

plus you get the pleasure of sucking the mints, and they cost very little, and are a talking point at the lake,lol



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PostSubject: Re: Lifebelts   Lifebelts EmptySat Jan 26, 2013 11:06 am

Suck on whilst drowning I guess in a strange way it could be a humanitarian thing. lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Lifebelts   Lifebelts EmptySat Jan 26, 2013 2:31 pm

Thanks Neil Very Happy In fact I have a couple (plastic not mint) the correct size, but having another look at the model, I can't see an obvious place to put them! Maybe Aussie tugs didn't have them Laughing

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