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Billing Boats B728 RS1 Colin Archer Sailing Lifeboat, Model Boat Kit Wood, Fittings

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Billing Boats B728 RS1 Colin Archer Sailing Lifeboat, Model Boat Kit Wood, Fittings

Billing Boats B728 RS1 Colin Archer Sailing Lifeboat, Model Boat Kit Wood, Fittings is a scale model of the RS1 and was built in 1893 for the 'Norwegian Society for Shipwreck Salvage' at the Colin Archer shipyard in Rekkevig near Larvik, Norway. RS1 was later named 'Colin Archer' after its designer and builder. The sharp-sterned design of the vessel has given it world-wide reknown. Roughly 30 boats of this type were built, most of them at the Colin Archer shipyard at Tollerodden in Larvik. RS1 Colin Archer has had an eventful past. After 40 years as a salvage vessel, the ship was sold in 1933 to private owners, who added a small auxiliary motor. It crossed the Atlantic in 1938, suffered severe storm damage in North Carolina in October 1954, and was found as a wreck on the Potomac River in 1960. After 23 years in the USA, the Colin Archer was returned to Norway in December of 1961 as deck cargo on the freighter 'MS Tasco.

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Billing Boats B728 RS1 Colin Archer Sailing Lifeboat, Model Boat Kit Wood, Fittings

Billing Boats B728 RS1 Colin Archer Sailing Lifeboat, Model Boat Kit Wood, Fittings is a scale model of the RS1 and was built in 1893 for the ‘Norwegian Society for Shipwreck Salvage’ at the Colin Archer shipyard in Rekkevig near Larvik, Norway. RS1 was later named ‘Colin Archer’ after its designer and builder. The sharp-sterned design of the vessel has given it world-wide reknown. Roughly 30 boats of this type were built, most of them at the Colin Archer shipyard at Tollerodden in Larvik. RS1 Colin Archer has had an eventful past. After 40 years as a salvage vessel, the ship was sold in 1933 to private owners, who added a small auxiliary motor. It crossed the Atlantic in 1938, suffered severe storm damage in North Carolina in October 1954, and was found as a wreck on the Potomac River in 1960. After 23 years in the USA, the Colin Archer was returned to Norway in December of 1961 as deck cargo on the freighter ‘MS Tasco.

Then followed a series of owners – and both good and hard times. Finally, on 21 April 1972, the oldest salvage vessel in Norway was handed over to the Norwegian Maritime Museum in Oslo. In 1973, responsibility for the vessel was given to the Colin Archer Cutter Club, which has since completely restored the ship and sails it, in agreement with the Norwegian Maritime Museum, as a functioning reminder of the past. Today the Colin Archer is a welcome guest at vintage ship gatherings in Northern Europe.

Kit Contents:

Plan with detailed building instructions German, English, French, Danish, Italian and Dutch, planked wood hull, decks from wood, plastic and wooden parts to finish the model, stern tubes with shafts and propellers.

Fittings Contents:

All fittings included (e.g. position lights, anchors, life-belt, etc.)

Specifications:

  • Length 1270 mm.
  • Width 432 mm.
  • Height 1432 mm.
  • Scale 1:15.

Recommended Accessories:

Either (Budget Option)

  • 1 x Ikonnik – KA-6 2.4 GHz 6 Channel Hitec Red Compatible Transmitter, Receiver, Dual Centre Sprung Sticks.
  • 1 x Hitec – HS-311 Standard Economy Servo with High Impact Gears.
  • 1 x Vapextech – 7.2V 5000 mAh NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack.
  • 1 x Mtroniks Viper Marine 40 – Brushed Electronic Speed Control (ESC) for Model Boats.
  • 1 x Mtroniks Power M600 – Brushed DC Electric Motor for Model Boats.

Or (Full Option)

  • 1 x F-14 Navy 4/8 Channel 40 MHz Transmitter, R168DF Receiver, S148 Servo (P-CBF14NB).
  • 1 x Vapextech – 9.6V 2600 mAh NiMH Rechargeable Transmitter Battery Pack.
  • 1 x Vapextech – 7.2V 5000 mAh NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack.
  • 1 x Mtroniks Viper Marine 20 – Brushed Electronic Speed Control (ESC) for Model Boats.
  • 1 x Aeronaut 700047 Race 620 navy, High torque, Brushed DC Electric Motor for Model Boats.
  • 1 x J Perkins 5 mm – Universal Joint Brass Coupling Insert.

In Addition To

  • 1 x Vapextech – 4 to 10 Cell, 4.8, 6, 7.2, 8.4, 9.6, 10.8, 12V, UK Mains 240V NiMH Battery Charger.
  • 1 x Mtroniks digiSound 5m – Large Multi Cylinder (LMC) Diesel Sound Module.
  • 1 x Mtroniks Pre Wired 30A Silicon Cables, Bullet Connectors for Brushed DC Electric Motors.
  • 3 x Hitec – HS-785HB Sail Winch Servo with Karbonite Gears.
  • 1 x J Perkins 3.17 mm – Universal Joint Brass Coupling Insert.
  • 1 x J Perkins 4 mm – Universal Joint Brass Coupling Insert.
  • 1 x J Perkins – Universal Joint Nylon Coupling for Brass Inserts.
  • 1 x J Perkins 1.5 mm AF – Steel Allen Key for M3 x 3mm Grub Screw.
  • 2 x J Perkins M3 x 3 mm – Steel Grub Screw.

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  • Click here to download a copy of the instructions.
  • Click here to download a copy of the plan drawing.
  • Click here to download a copy of the building tips booklet.

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