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Rab Posted 27th Apr 2015, 09:35pm
  USS MISSOURI.

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Rab Posted 2nd Apr 2015, 01:29pm
 
QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 2nd Apr 2015, 02:22am) *
You carry on Rab wink.gif ... We'll let you know soon enuff laugh.gif


Sorry pal - canny help it! biggrin.gif
TeeHeeHee Posted 2nd Apr 2015, 01:05am
 
QUOTE (Rab @ 14th Mar 2015, 11:19am) *
... (hope I am not boring you all!) - my 'Moonbeam' Class yacht which gathers crowds everywhere. Based on a pond yacht built in 1897 it is fitted with radio control for sails and steering and is a very graceful sailer. I have 2 as I like them so much! yes.gif I named her 'VANADIS' after the Norse goddess of beauty - I think you can see why ...

You carry on Rab wink.gif ... We'll let you know soon enuff laugh.gif
Rab Posted 1st Apr 2015, 09:05pm
 
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Rab Posted 14th Mar 2015, 10:28pm
  I even found a crew! biggrin.gif

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Her sister-ship 'POSEIDON'

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serabash Posted 14th Mar 2015, 12:10pm
  she is beautiful rab.
Rab Posted 14th Mar 2015, 11:02am
  Another of my favourites (hope I am not boring you all!) - my 'Moonbeam' Class yacht which gathers crowds everywhere. Based on a pond yacht built in 1897 it is fitted with radio control for sails and steering and is a very graceful sailer. I have 2 as I like them so much! yes.gif I named her 'VANADIS' after the Norse goddess of beauty - I think you can see why!
It is 51 inches in length to give some idea of scale.
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Dave Grieve Posted 14th Mar 2015, 07:20am
 
QUOTE (billy Boil @ 13th Mar 2015, 02:19pm) *
This is the tale I can tell, about a guy near where I lived, I passed by his house frequently. Apparently he worked for the same Telco as I did and a lot of the technicians knew him and told me about the yacht taking up most of his front yard. It was a very large and luxurious ocean going sail vessel. He had been building it for many years in his spare time and it was to be his retirement gift to himself. I had to admire it as I had been engaged in shipbuilding in my youth, and though I had no knowledge of the hull mechanics I was engaged in fitting out and knew the limitations required building such a craft.

Unfortunately when he finally retired and put it in the water he dropped dead a week later. It was to me a sad, sad thing that has stayed in my memory 30 years after the date.


Nothing to do with hobbies Billy but your story reminded me that in the last days of the old Rhodesia there were more ocean going yachts being built in 'back yards' in that country than anywhere else in the world, the people building them had already decided it was time to move on and realising that there would be no value in the local currency after Independence built the yachts and then sailed them to the Caribbean where they would then be sold.

Fantastic models Rab. thumbup.gif
Rab Posted 13th Mar 2015, 09:23pm
  Great stories Ash and Billy!

Another one I 'made earlier' laugh.gif
HMS PEACOCK a Peacock class fast patrol boat for the RN Hong Kong Squadron in the 70s.
Specially built in Aberdeen for the tropics. First RN ship to be fitted with full air-conditioning and special stabliisers making her capable of weathering typhoons!

This one I made with rotating helicopter blades and radar, Morse code sounds and flashing signal lamps made it very realistic. I had an MP3 player with the Royal Marines band in the background.

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billy Boil Posted 13th Mar 2015, 12:02pm
  This is the tale I can tell, about a guy near where I lived, I passed by his house frequently. Apparently he worked for the same Telco as I did and a lot of the technicians knew him and told me about the yacht taking up most of his front yard. It was a very large and luxurious ocean going sail vessel. He had been building it for many years in his spare time and it was to be his retirement gift to himself. I had to admire it as I had been engaged in shipbuilding in my youth, and though I had no knowledge of the hull mechanics I was engaged in fitting out and knew the limitations required building such a craft.

Unfortunately when he finally retired and put it in the water he dropped dead a week later. It was to me a sad, sad thing that has stayed in my memory 30 years after the date.
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