Model 44ft Lifeboats

 


Photo Ken Clarke
Ken Clarke's model of USCG 44373 (scale 1:16)

RNLI

US Coast Guard

Canadian Coast Guard

Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol (Australia)

The Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue (NSSR)

Useful Links

Links to 44 ft model lifeboat kits

Model 44ft Lifeboat Forum

Modelling Tips


Models by Mike Maynard
Photo William Collette

RNLI

44-001 - ON Not Allocated
Unnamed
Scale: 1:20 (73cm long)
Construction: Based on the Billing Boats hull
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: Sebastian Hummel
Click here to see a great collection of photos of this model

Photos S. Jackobs
44-001 - ON Not Allocated
Unnamed
Scale: ?
Construction: ?
Powered: ?
Made by: ? Located at the lifeboat house at Littlehampton in Sussex

Photo Peter Woolhouse
44-001 - ON Not Allocated
Unnamed
Scale: ?
Construction: ?
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: ?
Photo from my collection
Clapham Common ?
44-002 - ON 1001
Boat: John F. Kennedy
Scale: 1:12
Construction: Scratch built, plank and frame construction
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: Graeme Richards
Photo Graeme Richards
44-004 - ON 1003
Boat: Faithful Foster
Scale: ?
Construction: ?
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: ?
Photo from my collection
Clapham Common ?
44-005 - ON 1004
Boat: Margaret Graham
Scale: 1:10 (134cm long)
Construction: ?
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: Thomas Reichelt
Click here to see a great collection of photos of this model
Photos Thomas Reichelt
44-005 - ON 1004
Boat: Margaret Graham
Scale: 1:19 (72cm long)
Construction: ?
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: Thomas Reichelt
Photo Thomas Reichelt
44-006 - ON 1005
Boat: Arthur and Blanche Harris
Scale: 1:12
Construction: Plank and frame construction, with plywood decks and superstructure
Powered: Radio controlled, twin engined
Owned by: Brian Alexander


Photos Brian Alexander
44-011 - ON 1029
Boat: Augustine Courtauld
Scale: ?
Construction: ?
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: ?
Photo from my collection
Clapham Common ?
44-016 - ON 1042
Boat: Ralph and Joy Swann
Scale: 1:16 (84cm long)
Construction: Scratch built, using fiberglass and sheet plastic
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: Me, Clive Lawford
Click here to see this model during a self-righting test
Photo from my collection
44-016 - ON 1042
Boat: Ralph and Joy Swann
Scale: 1:16 (84cm long)
Construction: Scratch built, except for a Dumas Boats fiberglass hull, (under construction)
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: Gerald George
Photo John Newcombe
Ontario,Canada,November 2000
44-017 - ON 1043
Boat: Wavy Line/The Nelsons of Donaghadee
Scale: 1:19 (72cm long)
Construction: ?
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: Lutz Zetzsche
Photo Thomas Reichelt
44-018 - ON 1044
Boat: The Scout
Scale: 1:60 (22cm long)
Construction: Paper or Card
Powered: No
Made by: Carlos Tastás
Click here to download this free paper model



Photos Carlos Tastás
44-021 - ON 1065
Boat: Barham
Scale: 1:2 (6,81m long)
Construction: ?
Powered: Car Trailer!!!
Made by: Barham Model Club
Click here for more details
US Coast Guard

USCG 44301

Boat: USCG 44301
Scale: ?
Construction: ?
Powered: Static
Made by: U.S. Coast Guard



Photos LT Richard W. Condit

USCG 44307
Boat: USCG 44307
Scale: 1:16 (84cm long)
Construction: ?
Powered: ?
Made by: Mike Maynard


Photo Mike Maynard
USCG 44319
Boat: USCG 44319
Scale: 1:16 (84cm long)
Construction: 75% scratch built, using a Dumas Boats fiberglass hull (still under construction)
Powered: Radio controlled, twin Dumas 6V motors, electronic speed control, operating lights, siren and horn.
Made by: Dean Nimax
Click here to see Dean's detailed photos of the original 44319
Click here to see more photos of Dean's model of 44319
Photos Dean Nimax
USCG 44327
Boat: USCG 44327
Scale: 1:20 (73cm long)
Construction: Billing Boats Kit
Powered: Radio controlled
Owned by: Lutz Zetzsche
Link to a video of this model in action and self-righting

Photos Thomas Reichelt
USCG 44329
Boat: USCG 44329
Scale: ?
Construction: ?
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: Scott O'Brien
Photo Scott O'Brien
USCG 44329
Boat: USCG 44329
Scale 1:20 (73cm long)
Construction: Billing Boats Kit
Powered: Radio controlled, Motor 2x Graupner Speed 400FG2,33, Accu NC 7,2V/4Ah
Made by:
Michael Guenther



Photos Michael Guenther

USCG 44329
Boat: USCG 44329
Scale: 1:20 (73cm long)
Construction: Billing Boats Kit
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: Jörg Bayer
Link to his web page
Photos Jörg Bayer
USCG 44344
Boat: USCG 44344
Scale: 1:16 (84cm long)
Construction: Dumas Kit, plank and frame construction
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: Tim Gagnon
Photo John Newcombe
Ontario,Canada,November 2000
USCG 44347
Boat: USCG 44347
Scale: 1:16 (84cm long)
Construction: Dumas Kit, balsa plank and frame construction, with glassfiber epoxy resin coating
Powered: Motor hybrid type 4 cycle glow engine (5cc), radio controlled with 5 servos, electric speed controller, and glowplug heater control
Made by: K. Oomori, Japan
Mr.Oomori's CraftLaboratory (English)
Mr.Oomori's Craftroom Lifeboat Menu
Mr.Oomori's Craftroom Lifeboat Comparison
Mr.Oomori's Craftroom Lifeboat Mechanism
Mr.Oomori's Craftroom Lifeboat Water-Cooled
Mr.Oomori's Craftroom Lifeboat Water-Pump
Mr.Oomori's Craftroom Lifeboat Operation
Mr.Oomori's Craftroom Lifeboat Photograph


Photos K. Oomori
USCG 44347
Boat: USCG 44347
Scale: 1:16 (84cm long)
Construction: Dumas Boats kit withm fiberglass hull
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: Tom Dye

USCG 44347
Boat: USCG 44347
Scale: 1:16 (84cm long)
Construction: Dumas Kit, plank and frame construction
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: Lynn C. Leaich
Lynn's Modelling Tips



Photo Lynn C. Leaich

USCG 44347
Boat: USCG 44347
Scale: 1:16 (84cm long)
Construction: Dumas Kit, plank and frame construction
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: Ken Glaze
Ken's web site



Photo Ken Glaze

USCG 44347
Boat: USCG 44347
Scale: 1:16 (84cm long)
Construction: Dumas kit with fiberglass hull
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: Marty Puussaar


Photos
Marty Puussaar
USCG 44352
Boat: USCG 44352
Scale: 1:16 (84cm long)
Construction: ?
Powered: ?
Made by: Mike Maynard

Photo Mike Maynard
USCG 44373
Boat: USCG 44373
Scale: 1:16 (84cm long)
Construction: Scratch built, except for a Dumas Boats plank and frame hull
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: Ken Clarke, Kelowna, British Columbia
Photo Ken Clarke
USCG 44407
Boat: USCG 44406 or USCG 44407
Scale: Circa 4 to 5 feet long
Construction: Scratch built
Powered: Probably static
Made by: The Hole in the Wall Gang Coastguard
Based at: Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay
Photo John Kohnen
USCG 44???
Boat: USCG 44???
Scale: 1:24 (15 1/2 inches long)
Construction: Solid Wood
Powered: No
Made by: ?


Photos LarryGScale.com
USCG 44???
Boat: USCG 44???
Scale: 1:16 (84cm long)
Construction: Dumas Kit, plank and frame construction
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: Doug Hollamby
Photos Doug Hollamby
USCG 44???
Boat: USCG 44???
Scale: 1:20 (73cm long)
Construction: Billing Boats Kit
Powered: Radio controlled
Owned by: Lutz Zetzsche
Link to a video of this model in action and self-righting
Photo Thomas Reichelt
USCG 44???
Boat: Halloween costume
Scale: ?
Construction: ?
Made by: ?


Photo Matt Jacobs, October 2003

 Canadian Coast Guard

CCGC CG ???

Boat: CCGC CG ???
Scale: 1:12
Construction: Scratch built, wood construction
Powered: Radio controlled with 12v motors
Made by: Thomas Champley



Photos Thomas Champley
CCGC CG 103
Boat: CCGC Kestrel
Scale: 1:16 (84cm long)
Construction: Scratch built, except for a Dumas Boats fiberglass hull
Powered: Radio controlled with navigation lights
Made by: Gerald George
Photo John Newcombe
Ontario,Canada,November 2000
CCGC CG 106
Boat: CCGC Bull Harbour/CCCG Port Hardy
Scale: 1:16 (84cm long)
Construction: Scratch built, except for a Dumas Boats fiberglass hull and decks
Powered: Radio controlled
Made by: Garth Parrish


Photos Garth Parrish
At Dundas 2009
Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol (Australia)
44-003
Boat: P&O Nedlloyd Stratheden (Ex RNLI lifeboat 44-003, Khami)
Scale: 1:20 (73cm long)
Construction: Billing Boats Kit
Powered: Static, remote controled engines and navigation lights
Made by: Norman Player
Photo by Bob Bunton
The Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue (NSSR)

R/S 73
Boat: Ole O. Hoshovde
Scale: ?
Construction: ?
Powered: ?
Made by: Øivind Bakken

Useful Links

Alan's Boatyard

Courtmacsherry Lifeboat's Model Page

Detailed Photos of 44-016 (maybe useful to model makers)

Detailed Photos of 44-001 (maybe useful to model makers)

Detailed Photos of US Coast Guard MLB's (maybe useful to model makers)

Detailed Photos of US Coast Guard 44319 (maybe useful to model makers)

Forum Seenot (German Model Lifeboat Website)

National Model Lifeboat Rally

Mr. Oomori's Craft Laboratory

RNLI Model Lifeboats

 

Links to 44 ft model lifeboat kits etc.

If you have used any of the products below and would like to review them for this site, please e-mail me your review together with a rating from 1 to 5, using the guide below. I can also add any photos taken during the construction as well.

Excellent

Good

OK

Poor

Waste of money

 

 

Billing Boats - U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat (R/C)
Length: 28.7" (73 cm)
Beam: 8.7" (22 cm)
Height: 18.5" (47 cm)
Scale: 1:20
 
Reviewed by John Ellias.........

Billing Boats - Waveney Class Lifeboat
Length: 14.3" (36.3 cm)
Beam: 4.2" (10.7 cm)
Height: 9.3" (23.6 cm)
Scale: 1:40

Billing Boats - U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat
Length: 14.3" (36.3 cm)
Beam: 4.2" (10.7 cm)
Height: 9.3" (23.6 cm)
Scale: 1:40

Coast Guard Models - U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat (R/C or Static) - GRP Hull, Decks, Cabins and Plans
Length: 33"
Beam: 9"
Scale: 1:16

Coast Guard Models - Markings
Lettering: U.S. Coast Guard 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" and 1" high
Logos: Eight different sizes from 5/8" to 3 1/4"
Red and Blue Strips: Red film 6" x 12" and Blue film 1" x 12"

Coast Guard Models - Flags
U.S. Coast Guard Ensign: Paper or Fabric 11/16", 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2", 2 1/2" and 3" high
American Flag: Paper 5/16", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1", 1 1/8", 1 3/8", 1 3/4", 2", and 2 1/2" high
International Code Flags: Paper 1/8", 3/16", 1/4" and 3/8"

Coast Guard Museum Northwest - U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat - Plans
Scale: Several

Dumas Boats - U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat (R/C) - All Wood Version
Length: 33"
Beam: 9"
Scale: 1:16

Dumas Boats - U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat (R/C) - With GRP Hull
Length: 33"
Beam: 9"
Scale: 1:16
Dumas Boats - Quality Twin Drive Line Hardware for the Dumas 44's
Dumas Boats - Low Cost Running Hardware for the Dumas 44's

Harbour Lights/Anchor Bay - U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat 44363 - Cold Cast Resin Model
Length: 7"
Height: 4"
Scale: ?
Limited edition of 4000 units

Harbour Lights/Anchor Bay - U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat 44363 - Cold Cast Resin Model with Wood Display Base and Glass Case
Model Length: 7 1/2"
Model Height: 4 1/2"
Model Scale: ?
Display Case: 5 1/2" x 9"
Limited edition of 4000 units

Highbank Collection - Waveney Class Lifeboat - Ornament
Length: 300 mm

?

JAC Models - U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat 44300 - Balsa Wood Construction
Length: 11"
Height: ?
Scale: 1/4" = 1'

Kingston Mouldings - RNLI Lifeboat, Augustine Courtauld - GRP Hull and Plans
Length: 36" (91 cm)
Beam: 10" (25 cm)
Scale: 1:15
Metcalf Mouldings - RNLI Lifeboat, The Scout - Kit (GRP Hull, Decks and Cabins)

Length: 44"
Beam: 13 1/2"
Scale: 1:12

Metcalf Mouldings - RNLI Lifeboat, The Scout - GRP Hull and Plans
Length: 36"
Beam: 9"
Scale: 1:15

Microglass - U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat - Hull, Plans, Fore and Aft Cabin Mouldings
Length: 16 1/2"
Beam: 4"
Scale: 1:32

Microglass - U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat - Hull, Plans, Fore and Aft Cabin Mouldings
Length: 33"
Beam: 8"
Scale: 1:16

Model Flags - Flags
U.S. Coast Guard Ensign: Cotton or Vinyl 10mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 38mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 125mm and 150mm long
RNLI Ensign: Cotton or Vinyl 10mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 38mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 125mm and 150mm long
RNLI House Flag: Cotton or Vinyl 10mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 38mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 125mm and 150mm long
RNLI Bow Emblem/Logo Current or Original: Vinyl 10mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 38mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 125mm and 150mm long
International Code Flags: Sets in Cotton or Vinyl Small, Medium and Large
International and Ensigns: Cotton or Vinyl 10mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 38mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 125mm and 150mm long

NKOK - U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat (R/C) - Finished Model
Length: 18 1/2"
Beam: 6 1/4"
Scale: 1:25

Paper Model of the Uruguayan 44 "ADES 16" by Carlos Tastás
Scale: 1:60

Photomarine Archives - U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat - Plans
Scale: 1/32

Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Waveney Class Lifeboat - Plans
Plans of the Waveney Class Lifeboat can be purchased from the following address (remember to enclose a S.A.E.)
 
Engineering Secretary
Royal National Lifeboat Institution
West Quay Road
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1HZ
England

Speedline Models - RNLI Lifeboat Figures
Height: ?
Scale: 1:12

U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat - Pre-assembled Wooden Display Model
Length: 15 3/4"
Beam: 5"
Scale: ?

 

U.S. Coast Guard - U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat - Plans

Coast Guard Museum NW
1519 Alaskan Way S
Seattle, Washington 98134
206-217-6993

Please note that setting up these links doe's not mean that I recommend any of these products.

 

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Modelling Tips

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Aft cabin construction and electric's etc. (link to Dr. Spiff's Home Page)

Dean's model of 44319 by Dean Nimax

Lynn's Modelling Tips Lynn C. Leaich

Fins and Sponsors by Clive Lawford

Non-Slip Surfaces by Adrian Gosling and Clive Lawford

Model Paint Codes by Clive Lawford

Old River Bill's R/C Model Towboats - Model Building Tips

Rubber Fenders by Clive Lawford

Technical Drawings by Lutz Zetzsche

 

 

 

Photo John Newcombe

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