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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #400 on: May 25, 2013, 08:11:03 PM »

Some more pictures for the hungry eyed mayhemers!!! :-))


Steamboat Phil after Steph scored 10 out of 10 clear runs!!!






Colin's Italeri 1/35 scale Vosper MTB.





Dave Abbot's latest model on the water- The NMN Watercat.





Bob Maggs' Steam Gunboat HMG Grey Goose


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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #401 on: May 25, 2013, 08:12:19 PM »


Cheers Nick.
I have to say it looks a bit thin both on the boat side and punters.



Those pictures were taken first thing in the morning before it had really got going!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #402 on: May 25, 2013, 08:14:24 PM »

Oh cool Nick. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. See you in Marhem next Thurs Friday.

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #403 on: May 25, 2013, 08:30:05 PM »

More pictures...


TT's Wavemaster in its resplendent colours.





Baloo's Armed Picket boat from HMS Repulse. (sorry about your tent Baloo!!!)





The Scottish contingent's warships got noticed, here is HMS Peacock...





and a V/W class destroyer in 1/48 scale.





And finally for this evening, because I need to carry out some repair work to this beast's steering system (the port lower rudder pintle has broke, she will carry on tomorrow if it can't be repaired but using the motors to steer!)
HMS Gnat, 1/32 scale Insect class gunboat in WW2.


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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #404 on: May 25, 2013, 09:04:47 PM »

Well BBQ is nearly finished, our Scottish contingent conned us all into cooking their food and repaid the debt with 18 year old laphroag whisky and another bottle t,at I haven't had a chance to sample, Phil is suffering after eating Encino pepper sauce and scotch bonnet sauce together! That does not bode well for the morning to those not present on Sat, you have missed a great days
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #405 on: May 25, 2013, 09:15:24 PM »


Well we're home too  now, bellies full of very nice fish and chips from  Fishers in Hampton, (other brands and take away meals are also available!)

WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY!

I seemed to spend most of the time chatting about the weather, it seemed to be preoccupying
everybody's mind and we all just looked really puzzled all day!
'What that bright yellow ball in the sky?'
'Have we got the wrong weekend?'
'I don't get it what kind of dry,rain is this?'
'Have we all died and gone to heaven?'

Again a BIG thank you to the Wicksteed Park MBC, lake look wonderful and water almost crystal clear! Special name check for Steve, Paul, Nick, Nigel, Brian, Phil, Steph, Stavros, Kelly, JayDee, Alan, Dee, Chris, Doug, Andy, Ron.... and the other that I've neglected. Enjoy the beautiful evening everyone.

These photos will emphasize what you missed....
 But the weatherman says even better forecast for tomorrow!

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #406 on: May 25, 2013, 09:23:50 PM »

 :-)
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #407 on: May 25, 2013, 09:36:40 PM »

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #408 on: May 25, 2013, 09:42:28 PM »

OK,
Tell Mrs Mayhem to fire up the water boiler Dodes and myself will be down for the Sunday!!


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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #409 on: May 25, 2013, 09:44:21 PM »

 :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
 
Do you pay someone to heaven for the weather?

I'm happy for you all
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #410 on: May 25, 2013, 09:49:52 PM »

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #411 on: May 25, 2013, 09:52:42 PM »

OK,
Tell Mrs Mayhem to fire up the water boiler Dodes and myself will be down for the Sunday!!

Bob

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #412 on: May 25, 2013, 09:55:52 PM »


OOOOooooooo!!!! Forgot to thank Mrs Mayhem and Little Miss Mayhem... who will be running a a manicure and nail painting service at future Wicksteed!

......Gina is on the right!


JayDee on the left ... we're talking street trash!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #413 on: May 25, 2013, 09:57:30 PM »

Despite the chairman (Steamboatphil) doing the dirty on the apprentice, (Steph') by moving the straight running markers as far away as he could AND narrowing the gate to boot!  %) :o   like all good pupils though Steph' (using the boat she built herself )took up the gauntlet and showed the master how it's done ............... watch this for a straight ten!!   P.S. Steph', if you let the paint on the deck dry before fitting and painting the superstructure  :}  they do come apart much easier!!  {-) {-) {-)  x
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #414 on: May 25, 2013, 10:02:14 PM »

Well BBQ is nearly finished, our Scottish contingent conned us all into cooking their food and repaid the debt with 18 year old laphroag whisky and another bottle t,at I haven't had a chance to sample, Phil is suffering after eating Encino pepper sauce and scotch bonnet sauce together! That does not bode well for the morning to those not present on Sat, you have missed a great days

Well what can I say why cook when you can drink and have someone else cook for you
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #415 on: May 25, 2013, 10:10:14 PM »

What a brilliant day! grand to see so many friends having a really sociable and great sailing day.  A big thank you to Martin and ALL involved and with special thanks to Ruth ( Mrs Mayhem) for keeping us plied with tea, coffee and goodies, To Debbs (ATBoatyard) for her never ending support to most events with her unending supply of the most delicious homemade cakes, and to Peter (Klunk) for fishing out my propellor!  Did I do much damage to the concrete Pete?! {-)
                   Have a great day tomorrow :-))  regards, Tony.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #416 on: May 25, 2013, 10:25:27 PM »

Despite the chairman (Steamboatphil) doing the dirty on the apprentice, (Steph') by moving the straight running markers as far away as he could AND narrowing the gate to boot!  %) :o   like all good pupils though Steph' (using the boat she built herself )took up the gauntlet and showed the master how it's done ............... watch this for a straight ten!!   P.S. Steph', if you let the paint on the deck dry before fitting and painting the superstructure  :}  they do come apart much easier!!  {-) {-) {-)  x
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Happy am I! Thanks for capturing the moment. Though lovely boat did score more times than Phil likes to admit.
Ps top tip noted. I'm sure it's not a good idea to have to use a screwdriver every time you need to change a battery.
Also thanks for the cake and the bread pudding tips Debbie! xx
What a good day all round
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #417 on: May 25, 2013, 10:26:29 PM »

that is one cool shirt you have there martin. I want one. :-))
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #418 on: May 26, 2013, 07:52:03 AM »

Come to Mayhem at Wicksteed
Sunday's gonna' be Warm and Sunny!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #419 on: May 26, 2013, 08:22:52 AM »

A perfect sailing day indeed.  Sorry, but after preping the boat last night after a late shift at work I think I have somehow got silicone grease in the motors. By about 2 am I became resigned that I was not not going to fix it that night.  If I can get it going this morning I may head off for a PM visit, otherwise looking forward to seeing all your photos.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #420 on: May 26, 2013, 08:51:37 AM »

 
Thanks Gazou, I'll raise a glass tomorrow in your honour!
Sir! one glass is not enough!

Tell me? it is the wind that is the amber liquid that turns your cap 1/4 turn?


 
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #421 on: May 26, 2013, 09:20:29 AM »

Hi Everyone,
 
I hope everyone is up nice and early and ready for the sunny day ahead.
It was nice to see you all yesterday. The weather was lovely and the atmosphere was brilliant.
A Team Boatyard have HMS Daring (type 45) there this weekend after her long and successful sail up and down the
non tidal section of the River Thames. A couple of war wounds, nothing a little make up can't fix.
Thank you to Mrs and Miss Mayhem for supplying all of us thirsty lot with tea and coffee. You both worked so hard.
The weather looks brilliant for today. Well worth a trip.
Have a brilliant day today and don't get sun stroke.
See you all soon.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #422 on: May 26, 2013, 01:41:22 PM »



Glorious day here at Wicksteed....
 .......dare I say the best we've EVER had!   :-)


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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #423 on: May 26, 2013, 01:46:42 PM »

If it dose not rain then that has to be a 100% improvement on all the other years. HOWEVER more pics are needed to prove its not hissing it down :}
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2013
« Reply #424 on: May 26, 2013, 04:13:21 PM »

Anne and I had a great day at Wicksteed yesterday - so, many thanks to Martin, WPMBC and all the helpers who made it possible and so successful. They did a great job with the weather too!

Phil certainly has a challenge on his hands with Steph’s achievement! A joy to watch - and so were all the other models.

Thanks to Ken for recommending a trial of the puffer on a wider stretch of water than the bathtub. After a patient wait to discover the availability of Channel 52 (I only have the one pair of crystals!), she was committed to the water. The result was that she still showed no sign of responding to the rudder when going astern. Apart from that, all was well and the unpainted woodwork stayed dry! I was also encouraged by several people assuring me that I am not alone with the problem.



We were very grateful to Colin and Bob tt1 for sharing their table space with us. Anne (who is especially fond of lifeboats) was particularly taken with the resuscitation instructions inside the cabin of Bob’s Alice Upjohn!





Anne & Mike
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