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Title: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Stavros on August 24, 2008, 11:10:49 PM
Red Ocktober was handed over to me by Norry today at the Epic show so it can add Wales to its passport and it can attend the Mayhem bash at Llanberis


Stavros


(http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12374.0;attach=58112;image)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: SteamboatPhil on August 24, 2008, 11:29:14 PM
I'd better fit depth charges to battle springer :)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: norry on August 25, 2008, 09:25:24 AM
...Hi Guys...

Here are another couple of proposed visits as part of "RED OKTOBER",s World Tour...

Sunday 7th of September...Glasgow Richmond M.B.C.  Open Day....

Sunday 13th of September
...Springer Highland Splash-In at Loch Insch near Aviemore...(p.s. Dont tell Duncan/Arrow5, coz its a secret trip)...Hee Hee Hee...

Sunday 5th of October...Edinburgh M.B.C.End of season sail...

18th & 19th of October...Blackpool Model Boat Show...


There will probably be other visits to other events as well...

...Best Regards...Norry...
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: SteamboatPhil on August 25, 2008, 11:46:14 AM
I can find a berth on my stand at the model boat show at Warwick in November
Phil
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on August 25, 2008, 11:52:52 AM
Loch INSCH he he (Aberdeenshire)  , it's lost already !  However if it can find its way to Loch INSH (Highland Region).....then we`ll see how it does against opposition forces ! :-X
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: norry on August 25, 2008, 12:44:21 PM
...Hi Guys...

You Were not supposed to see that bit Duncan...

Now its no longer a secret trip...

I am currently getting together a car load of Springers & Owners to come up and "Kick The Haggis" out of your Highland Springer Team...It could be Glencoe Revisited.. Is there a M,Donalds in or near Aviemore ?...


See You There...And get the kettle on...

Stavros...

...I will get your "Latest Mad Mental Springer Idea" hull under way Tomorrw Night...thats if i can stop laughing long enough to concetrate on it...

...Best Regards...Norry...
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on August 25, 2008, 12:58:30 PM
Is there a McDonalds there .. eh ?      Aye you could say that , complete with clown !  We are just getting rid of the Harley-Davidson bikers` "Thunder in the Glens" rally,1500 bikes,trikes, etc so reckon we can cope !  (attached pic of MacDonald Highland Resort, no connection to the burger folk.....worse!)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on August 25, 2008, 05:21:00 PM
Be afraid, very afraid >:(
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: norry on August 25, 2008, 06:29:06 PM
Is that the best you do to scare us off...Yivgoatnaechance...


Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on August 25, 2008, 06:30:17 PM
Be afraid, very afraid >:(

Of?

Its well known (in Springer circles) that the 'Swedish' navy shipyard (possibly china based) has had problems with its designs in the past.

As can be seen in the pic Arrow provided, navigation is a problem as the Springer shown seems to have run aground..
There are reports that certain parts fall off in cold water...  :o
'Doing an Arrow' has been entered in to the 'Springer Dictionary' for filling your Springer with water over the motor (not recommended for water-cooling by the way)... there are some thoughts however, that this is a new form of Semi-submersible...
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on August 25, 2008, 11:19:45 PM
Is that the best you do to scare us off...Yivgoatnaechance...



Oh no ?  Jist watch it ...there`s two `o us >>:-( ...and ye can see us trainin` on yon youtube thing tomorrow, ah jist got in fae a strenuous run roon the village hall.    Not aground Toes, just resting :P The all female (blonde Swedish nyphes) were ashore drying there bikini unforms....man you should have been there 8)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 06, 2008, 09:50:07 PM
Mystery man snatches Red Oktober in broad daylight, believed to be heading North!
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 06, 2008, 10:14:15 PM
STOP PRESS...RED+OKTOBER+SPOTTED+ON+ LOCH+MORLICH+INVERNESS-SHIRE.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 07, 2008, 02:38:12 PM
Red O seen in Scottish Nationalist Navy colours. :-X
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: boatmadman on October 07, 2008, 04:16:47 PM
OI, you pinched my funnel emblem!  :o

I will just have to claim ownership of all springers carrying MY emblem ;D
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on October 07, 2008, 04:58:25 PM
So Red Oktober has found its 'family' heritage at last..

I have Scottish ancestry....

I hardly think the 'snatch' was a clandestine operation..... in a bright RED jacket!???  :P
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 07, 2008, 06:08:19 PM
Tut tut Boatmad, your lion is passant, the Scottish lion is rampant. Claim dis-allowed, besides what would you do with the whole Caledonian-MacBrayne fleet not to mention Norry`s tugs !!!!      Toes , I was miss-informed that the Redcoats came from the Lowlands and thought I could blend in nicely but..... :-\..well Glasgow is all Green or Blue for some reason :embarrassed:  Soccer I think.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: boatmadman on October 07, 2008, 11:18:52 PM
Ok, so it's in disguise!  :D
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 09, 2008, 08:49:31 AM
Red MacGreg.....sorry Red Oktober made it to Loch Ness.  Bit choppy for a sail , maybe heading south for smoother waters :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: boatmadman on October 09, 2008, 02:37:46 PM
How far south does Red Oktober wish venture?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 09, 2008, 02:44:57 PM
Make an offer :-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: boatmadman on October 09, 2008, 02:53:54 PM
Lake district? Via Barrow?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 09, 2008, 03:51:37 PM
Sounds good , check with Norry . I think Blackpool Show is on the list. Any other offers for after that  :D?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: barryfoote on October 10, 2008, 03:54:21 PM
How about Malaga.......Way down south :D :D
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Stavros on October 10, 2008, 05:54:20 PM
After Blackpool she is on her way to Warwick show ok2



Stavros
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: chingdevil on October 10, 2008, 06:10:44 PM
How about the Mayhem Weekend next year?


Brian
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 10, 2008, 08:39:47 PM
I reckon it`ll be wending it`s weary way home by then :(  A place in the sun Footski ....hmmmm O0
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on October 10, 2008, 09:25:11 PM
I reckon it`ll be wending it`s weary way home by then :(  A place in the sun Footski ....hmmmm O0

I dont know Arrow.. it could be off on an extended vacation...  O0
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 10, 2008, 09:51:24 PM
 O0
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 11, 2008, 09:09:22 AM
....and then ?   Quo vadis?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on October 11, 2008, 09:29:21 AM
....and then ?   Quo vadis?

Ahhh.. but they were lacking after John Coghlan left the group...  :D
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 11, 2008, 01:54:14 PM
Groan ::) Just for that I`ll expose Red O fraternising with a Nationalist Navy sub..swopping Vodka for Whiskey no doubt.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: boatmadman on October 14, 2008, 05:04:01 PM
Red O will have to miss Barrow and the Lakes, I cant get to Blackpool this year. >>:-(
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 14, 2008, 06:13:37 PM
Pity, maybe next time round :'(   Any proxy Springer pictures in the lovely Lakes ?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: boatmadman on October 14, 2008, 07:10:37 PM
I intend to do a 'springaround' of the lakes sometime soon.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 14, 2008, 07:48:28 PM
Red says "dosvidanya" to his chums before the trek to Blackpool c/o comrade Norry :police:
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 30, 2008, 11:17:36 AM
....I presume as Red O is in Welsh Wales there will be no pics forthcoming so how about another from the shores of Loch Ness prior to her departure to Englandshire. She should surface in Warwickshire soon.  Somebody take some pics pleeeeeze. <*<
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: SteamboatPhil on November 10, 2008, 11:46:26 PM
Having arrived in North Wales, Red Oktober was captured by 2 nere do well's, but managed to escape and next surfaced on the Blackheath club stand at the Warwick Model Boat show, where after three days of having to listen all about steam, it lept into the arms of some passing French model boaters with the promise of fine wine and dining, and was last seen heading across the channel cleverly disguised as a russian sub.  :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on November 11, 2008, 12:08:04 AM
Close-up of poster. The small print at the bottom says; "Do you want to assist in doing a "By Any Means" (BBC tv ) type trip for TOESUP`S model? Take it abroad with you on holiday? Are you employed by a shipping company or an airline?  There are modellers in 25 European countries waiting for a start of this project. Any ideas welcome. Cheap or free shipping.   A DUMMY RUN TO GERMANY AND AUSTRIA HAS BEEN DONE AND NO PROBLEMS HAVE EMERGED TAKING IT AS LUGGAGE WITHOUT BATTERIES OR RADIO.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: PT Sideshow on November 11, 2008, 12:21:15 AM
What a very cool idea, If it ever gets to this side of the pond. It has an open slot here in Michigan and  we can cover Lake Huron,Lake Erie, Detroit river, Lake St Clair, Anchor Bay, Clinton River a couple of branches, And the defunct The Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal. Which started in Mount Clemens and made it 12 miles toward the west side of the state before it was abandoned  150 years later if you know where to look you can see traces of the aqueduct that carried the canal over the Clinton river a number of locations have water in them. And used as storm channels to the river.
glen
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on November 11, 2008, 12:33:41 AM
 You are on for that PT :-)). Strange that you should mention the Lakes in your area.  The very first book I checked out of the local Carnegie public library was "Paddle to the Sea" , all about the native American boy who carves a model canoe and sends it from the snows to the river down through the Great Lakes to the ocean. Maybe this will be an up-to-date version. It has to get back to Toes in PNW sometime <*<, no rush.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: PT Sideshow on November 11, 2008, 02:00:21 AM
Wow, you have Carnegie public libraries too ours in town is now the local art center as is was a small building, and they have had to add on to the back of it for the art center. Small world. :-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: oldiron on November 11, 2008, 04:14:14 AM
You can through Canada on the list if you wish with Lake Ontario, Ottawa River, Lake Simcoe and a few other assorted smaller lakes.

John
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on November 11, 2008, 08:03:13 AM
Wow, you have Carnegie public libraries too ours in town is now the local art center as is was a small building, and they have had to add on to the back of it for the art center. Small world. :-)
  Andrew Carnegie was a Scot who rememered his homeland when it came his largess. Look him up on Wikipedia.    Oldiron; Yep she has a rendevous in Canada, you are added  :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: barryfoote on November 11, 2008, 08:04:01 AM
Now in France? My son Footskijunior now lives in Normandy. It may be possible to arrange for him to take it over the pond as he works in the Caribbean....hm one to bear in mind..
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on November 11, 2008, 08:21:59 AM
Now there is a coincidence %) He`s hired :}  We have a lot of Europe to cover first. He is on the list, as you are Footski
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 11, 2008, 11:42:30 AM
Also seen at Warwick.....
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: oldiron on November 12, 2008, 12:55:45 AM
Wow, you have Carnegie public libraries too ours in town is now the local art center as is was a small building, and they have had to add on to the back of it for the art center. Small world. :-)
  Andrew Carnegie was a Scot who rememered his homeland when it came his largess. Look him up on Wikipedia.    Oldiron; Yep she has a rendevous in Canada, you are added  :-))

  Sounds good. How do we go about making this happen?

John
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: amdaylight on November 12, 2008, 02:37:58 AM
We need to get Martin doon under to take it for a while  O0 O0 and see how many places doon under he can get too before it comes back to the up above :-))

Andre :-)
over yonder in Portland Oregon
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Xtian29 on November 12, 2008, 09:40:34 AM
Hello  :-)

Yes Red Oktober is in Brittany at Brest (the main Nuclear Submarine base in France) for a port of call.

As requested by Duncan I've start to managed a travel in France and I've just open this morning a post on one of the main french model boat Forum

 http://modelisme-naval-radiocommande.aceboard.fr/5522-660-38053-0-Springer-Oktober-world-tour.htm

I will give you details later.

Have a nice day

A+ Xtian
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on November 12, 2008, 10:34:07 AM
Wow Red Oktober in a nuclear submarine base, you will arrested Xtian be careful  :police: Maybe this is the time to disguise the model as a French Navy model, tricolour instead of red star !  Dont forget that Red O was built in the USA and sent to Europe by Toesup who might be a CIA agent on a mission !  Good to see a metion on Modelisme-Naval-Radiocommande forum . Thank you.  We await photos at your leisure but just make sure you camera isnt confiscated by Military Police !!!!! <*< >>:-( :-X
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Xtian29 on November 12, 2008, 10:53:26 AM
Hello  :-)

Thank you Arrow5 to think about my future in prison and don't be afraid for Xtian with the military police  ;D  yes I will do my best and I hope to post some pics next week-end.

A+ Xtian

 


Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Roger in France on November 12, 2008, 11:04:23 AM
xitain29,

Do not forget it is supposed to be coming to me in La Vendee (85).

Roger in France
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Xtian29 on November 12, 2008, 11:10:35 AM
Hello Roger

Don't be affraid, we're already talking about you here : http://modelisme-naval-radiocommande.aceboard.fr/5522-660-38053-0-Springer-Oktober-world-tour.htm

A+ Xtian
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Roger in France on November 12, 2008, 11:29:14 AM
La Rochelle! Bordeaux! c'est n'est pas La Vendee!!!! [those places were suggested on another Web site].

Sables d'Ollonne a Vendee le depart de la "Vendee Globe" certainment! Aussi je propose chez sous marin a St. Nazaire.

...................

Traduction (approximatif) "La Rochelle! Bordeaux! these are not in the Department [county], La Vendee! Sables d'Ollonne in Vendee the start of the [Around the World Yacht race last Sunday], certainly. Also I suggest the sub marine pens in St Nazaire.!

Roger in France
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Xtian29 on November 12, 2008, 11:57:40 AM
Hello Roger

Of course La Rochelle and Bordeaux are not in Vendée 

Gazou said is that he is able to pick up Red Oktober in Vendée up to La Rochelle (his home is close to Rochefort) and then Gazou is able to send Red Oktober to Bordeaux.

Anyway it could be a good idea if you can pick up the sub at St Nazaire. 

But as this post on the french forum is brand new, I think that we have to wait 2 days prior any action ...  Wait and see

A+ Xtian     
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on November 12, 2008, 12:06:16 PM
Anybody capable of putting a route map on somehow so we can see where it has been or is going. Google Earth map references would be useful,  nes pa ?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Roger in France on November 12, 2008, 12:24:26 PM
arrow5, yes, absolutely agree we need a map...bit beyond my tech. skills!

Who will do it?

.................................

xitain29, je vous attend. St Nazaire pas de problem pour moi, le meme pour La Rochelle.

[translation] I will wait for you. St N is no problem for me, the same for La Rochelle.

Roger in France
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Roger in France on November 12, 2008, 12:28:02 PM
This project is growing, exponentially. It's great. I really do see an illustrated  book or something comming out of this (Guinness Book of Records?). Is someone coordinating the possibilities. Maybe there is some sponsorship somewhere?

Roger in France
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on November 12, 2008, 12:57:30 PM
Yes the possibilities are endless. The Beeb and their "Container", BBC again with "By Any Means". My inspiration was a childhood book called "Paddle to the Sea" about the native American boy who carves a wooden canoe and sets it off down from the mountain snows of spring through rivers and the Great Lake to the ocean.  Yes some sort of sponsorship would be good to help with the inevitable "dead-ends" that will need finances to get out of. Perhaps customs or other charges that it would be unfair to expect the current " handler" to pay. We are trying to do a "By Any Means" , ie scrounge lifts, transport, time , and effort from total strangers ( except those known to us via the forum(s) . Some very generous offers have already been made and some cash expended while doing trials in the UK, notably  Norry, Stavros and Steamboat Phil to name the pioneers.  Now we need professional standard help I think it could snowball as Roger suggests.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: The long Build on November 12, 2008, 01:07:43 PM
You had better be careful , if you remember the Startrek movie, where a simple satellite
"Voyager" was sent out into the void and came back trying to destroy everything !!  you just never know... {-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Guy Bagley on November 12, 2008, 01:30:34 PM
my work sometimes takes me to  strange places, where springers have never been before !!!   but also places like Dubai, new york, denmark, Germany, malaysia, and my parents live near bordeaux- so i may be able to help at some stage !!!

Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on November 12, 2008, 02:39:12 PM
Some very generous offers have already been made and some cash expended while doing trials in the UK, notably  Norry, Stavros and Steamboat Phil to name the pioneers. 

Erm...

And me... and me...  :P
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: norry on November 12, 2008, 03:29:45 PM
                ...Hi Guys...   

 .."RED OKTOBER" is an old campaigner at visiting Navy Establishments...
    It was part of a Warship Display at Rosyth Naval Dockyard last year as a guest of The Glasgow South Ship Modellers...

    I Believe "RED OKTOBER" was inspected by several R.N. Submariners whilst there...

    ...Best REgards...Norry...
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on November 12, 2008, 05:04:46 PM
Some very generous offers have already been made and some cash expended while doing trials in the UK, notably  Norry, Stavros and Steamboat Phil to name the pioneers. 

Erm...

And me... and me...  :P
  OCH AYE an here`s me thinking ye was a modest kinda fella :P Well let it be known by all and sundry that the noble gesture by by by , och whits his name again THE KING o SPRINGERS hisself who donated wan o his revolutionary designs to an unsuspecting world at enormous personal cost :o Ladies and Gentlemen a thank you to Toesup whose inspiration and generosity got the Red Oktober World Tour started by funding it`s (first?) trans-Atlantic crossing. :} :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))  Oh aye and Norry who manfully humped it up and down the country even into Englandshire and risking radiation at Navy bases. :o  .....BTW who donated the servo and 540motor ???? Thanks to them too. :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on November 12, 2008, 05:08:31 PM
my work sometimes takes me to  strange places, where springers have never been before !!!   but also places like Dubai, new york, denmark, Germany, malaysia, and my parents live near bordeaux- so i may be able to help at some stage !!!


Consider yourself on the books Guy.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: woodybob on November 12, 2008, 08:38:41 PM
Hello Roger

Don't be affraid, we're already talking about you here : http://modelisme-naval-radiocommande.aceboard.fr/5522-660-38053-0-Springer-Oktober-world-tour.htm

A+ Xtian

English translation...

http://209.85.171.104/translate_c?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://modelisme-naval-radiocommande.aceboard.fr/5522-660-38053-0-Springer-Oktober-world-tour.htm&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://modelisme-naval-radiocommande.aceboard.fr/%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-US%26sa%3DG&usg=ALkJrhiU9fVq9rU-_wrGdalRVd1kIOVrcg
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Xtian29 on November 12, 2008, 09:17:26 PM
Hello  :-)

It's funny to read this translation in english as it's sometime so different that what said in french ... But most of the time it's not so far !

Sorry, I was thinking that Duncan is the builder and the owner I will change it tomorrow.

Don't hesitated to contact me for any idea.

Kindest regards

Xtian


 
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on November 12, 2008, 09:20:02 PM
Whew! well thanks Woody. Hope I get to Xtian before Toes sees this. :o   The auto translaters are better than nothing for folk like me but ... {-)  I `ll correct the "ownership" points, :embarrassed:  the rest up to you guys.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on November 12, 2008, 09:22:48 PM
You were reading my mind Xtian, a bit quicker on the typing :embarrassed: Thanks.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: norry on November 12, 2008, 09:32:54 PM
                  ...Hi Guys...


On the subject of the 540 Motor & The Servo...Okay I will own up it was me...But a Big Boy made me do it & then ran away...

If you check back to the pictures of her visit to the Paisley Model Shop, Thats when it happened...

       ...Best Regards...Norry...
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on November 12, 2008, 09:40:37 PM
Most generous Norry :-)).  I had my suspicions , you will be rewarded...but you`ve got come to Loch Insh to collect :}
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Xtian29 on November 12, 2008, 10:41:22 PM
Hello  :-)

On the post http://modelisme-naval-radiocommande.aceboard.fr/forum2.php?rub=660&cat=38053&login=5522&page=0#id794421

An Erratum is added about the owner/builder of Red Oktober  :embarrassed:

Have a nice night (yes is night here !)

A+ Xtian
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: brianc on November 14, 2008, 11:10:03 PM
Quote
risking radiation at Navy bases. :o 
Are you sure about that ????    Norry near anything related to the navy!!!!!!!! I find that hard to beleive %%    I heard tell that he burst into tears recently while buying some primer,just because it was a grey colour  :'( O0{-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on November 14, 2008, 11:29:15 PM
No no no...it was because he didnae have an empty can when he was in Rosyth Dockyard :'( Besides it`ll just be undercoat for that big submarine and that will be black when its  finished :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: norry on November 15, 2008, 01:58:42 AM
        No,,, No,,, No,,,

It was the worstest  part of the worstestest day of my life...

I was driving along in my nice Navy Blue car when I suddenly realised it was """NAVY BLUE"""

So I rushed along to the nearest" Halfords" to get some Paint & brushes to put it right...

The Girl in the shop suggested "I paint it Pink", to which I agreed....Certainly Better Than "NAVY BLUE" I Thought....

She then added " You will have to rub it down first then paint it with a Primer Paint"... " That way you will get a better finish"...

Then came the Bad Bit...The Primer Paint was ...................."BATTLESHIP GREY" !!!

Now...Would that not make any grown man Cry...A Car That Looked Like a Battleship...

...Best Regards...Norry...


P.S.   Vauxhall Astra Estate For Sale....Low Mileage... Long MOT & TAX...Good Runner...Only One Fault With Car............


                              ...Its Navy Blue in colour...



Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Xtian29 on November 15, 2008, 04:38:54 PM
Hello

I've served with the Navy but no way for me to have a RC navy ship, the difference is that in the real navy ship there is no grey in front of you ...

Monday the Red Oktober is supposed to made a port of call at the navl base of Brest  O0

A+ Xtian 
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on November 15, 2008, 05:17:57 PM
Nothing wrong with grey pent says the "gallon and a half at a time man " ;D  ( I`ll explain that someday Xtian)  That is why the old Ford Transit doesn`t come up very well on radar,the other half gallon ;).   We hope Red O is looking shipshape and Brest fashion. Tri-colour or Bretton black and white ? We await photographs.......watch that radiation in there :o
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Xtian29 on November 17, 2008, 06:08:40 PM
Hello

First picture of Red Oktober at Brest for her port of call with the French Navy ...   

(http://nsa03.casimages.com/img/2008/11/17/081117070602244528.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com)

I will do better pics later with Brittany flag, I will also install radio to sail with french sub ...  To be continued

A+ Xtian   

     
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: SteamboatPhil on November 17, 2008, 07:39:57 PM
Cest' tres bon   :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on November 17, 2008, 07:43:08 PM
Bravo!!!  mon ami ! :-)) :D
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: norry on December 02, 2008, 06:44:07 PM
   ...Hi Guys...

Could someone give an update of who currently has "RED OKTOBER" and where she is...

It seems she has slipped off the radar screen...

...Best Regards...Norry...
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: catengineman on December 02, 2008, 07:37:40 PM
So it does have a sneaky stealth mode then  :}
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Stavros on December 02, 2008, 10:33:50 PM
Bonjour Norry we Mon Ami mwa is on zee Holiday here in France Aurevour Bon Nui



Stavros
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on December 02, 2008, 11:31:44 PM
Alors mon ami ,  le submarin et dormant en le Port de Naval Brest the noo.  Will surface 15th Dec ( info, intercept from French Naval source via "Red Jacket")
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: MCAT on December 03, 2008, 09:41:11 AM
YOU  guys are Mad  I love it kept it going     O0 %% %%
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Xtian29 on December 17, 2008, 08:20:14 AM
Hello

Xtian is still alive

In fact it was a project for Red Oktober on 15th Dec - good info Red Jacket   :-)) - but for operational reason it's delayed to 24/26th Dec ... Sorry but as Red Oktober will be happy with this she have to wait Santa Claus like any kids !

To be continued ...

A+ Xtian
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on December 31, 2008, 04:21:17 PM
... but for operational reason it's delayed to 24/26th Dec ... Sorry but as Red Oktober will be happy with this she have to wait Santa Claus like any kids !


Is there any news on RO 'mission'?... did it occur?... with pics if possible...
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: papa on December 31, 2008, 04:42:59 PM
To us, onto a Hungarian country when expected?
The children wait for it very much already.
True, it would be possible to sail in spring only, but a little feast would like to be kept.
During procession away I started amending my website, Angol and Magyar to two languages on a language if he interests somebody possibly.

http://tolohajo.5mp.eu/web.php?a=tolohajo

Happy new year for everybody Elf Daddy :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 01, 2009, 03:04:09 PM
Happy New Year Papa, we have not forgotten you, just a small blip at Xtain`s location in Brittany. Red O may be "running silent" on present mission 8) but we will inform you as soon as she surfaces. Perhap a communications failure {-).  Will be better for you when ice-free water allows operations in Hungary :-))  The Scottish water has gone "hard", see pictures below. :o >:-o Change of subject , any progress with your planned stern-wheeler Springer ?  I like your new website very much and thank you for English translations O0.  Best wishes for 2009 to all in Hungary.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: papa on January 01, 2009, 03:42:05 PM
I say thank you for your felicitation. :-))

I translate my website continuously, because from this forum many people enquire about our works.
The mississippi springer a project did not cease, only just steam engine there is production in a process.
(http://5mp.eu/honlapkepek/manomodell/jNoKRFOPlW/eredeti/kazan_005.jpg)
(http://tolohajo.5mp.eu/honlapkepek/tolohajo/t8GMuZwytm/eredeti/gozgep_008.jpg)
The nautical season begins with us on the front of a May, I would like to be ready by that time with him.
There are an other running project, an ark on the Thames meanwhile 1:in 2 sizes.
A new racecourse is made during time for the children, with a pier tying up and with a lighting tower.
If he will be already from them photograph, then assume from that direction.

An Elf Daddy occupied very much welcomes everybody :}
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 01, 2009, 04:44:56 PM
Aha Papa, I had forgoetten that the stern wheeler was to be steam propelled also...magnificent !   The "ark" on the  Thames, do you mean a Thames sailing barge?  You are making a harbour for mooring with a lighthouse , good, the children will have a lot of interest in the racecourse.  Roll on 1st of May :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Ghost in the shell on January 01, 2009, 04:58:50 PM
Arrow how thick was the ice and how deep was it under your feet?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 01, 2009, 05:53:06 PM
Arrow how thick was the ice and how deep was it under your feet?
  3" and 2ft. Nice chatting to you. :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Ghost in the shell on January 01, 2009, 06:09:26 PM
No problem :) was a pleasure for me as well :)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: papa on January 01, 2009, 06:14:20 PM
It would be possible to skate already on this. %)

(http://tolohajo.5mp.eu/honlapkepek/tolohajo/YkBty1Q5nF/eredeti/t_barge1.jpg)

I started making this ark for the children onto a May.
My fortune, I happened to build up a very good website to it, in this manner quasi only is needed.

http://www.ivorbittle.co.uk/chapter2/section%203%20all%20parts.htm

He managed to discuss it with the proprietor of the website that we may popularize it freely here on Hungary.
Right popularisation is not needed though at it, than to win the children onto a little game.
Where I live, the single little city on the coast of Danube, from Budapest onto 50 kilometres. Here because of the middle of a May, we get together to play on a Friday, the coast on all weeks, to model, to sail.
Here we wait for Red Oktober :-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 01, 2009, 08:13:19 PM
AH yes , a Thames barge.  The word "ark" in English language usally means the ship of Noah in the Christian Bible !   I think Ivor Bittle is one of the leading experts on modelling that type of craft. My friend Sandy has no sails yet for his Thames barge but we tow it with my Springer sometimes. Looking forward to the month of May !
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: papa on January 01, 2009, 09:25:23 PM
This very cute, and I have to tell it, this sailing boat, in his own gender beautiful.
I say thank you for the picture. :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 17, 2009, 11:42:42 AM
Did da dit Red OK*bErrrrrrr...mesg broken repeat. Your signal is being masked somehow, re-send clear of buildings or structure
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 17, 2009, 12:17:54 PM
Clearer signal from our agent in Brest "Le Breton". Red Oktober on board French submarine in the ex-U boat pens. The tour continues to another French location  "toot sweet" . Probably southwards....hint %)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 17, 2009, 12:21:53 PM
...and even INSIDE. Methinks the Securite Nationale will be knocking on a few doors soon <*< :police: <*<
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 17, 2009, 12:37:40 PM
Wow!   :o
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on January 17, 2009, 03:25:07 PM
Good to see RO has 'surfaced' again.. although i think the Gendarmes (SP) might have something to say about RO clandestine visit...  <*< <*< <*<

 :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 17, 2009, 03:32:24 PM
Clearer signal from our agent in Brest "Le Breton". Red Oktober on board French submarine in the ex-U boat pens. The tour continues to another French location  "toot sweet" . Probably southwards....hint %)
    At last we get to see "Red Jacket`s" face.  However being the master of disguise we know the Suerte won`t catch him.  The submarine is  "Ouessant".
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 17, 2009, 05:25:21 PM
Outside and inside views of a million tons of concrete, walls are 30ft thick.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: tobyker on January 17, 2009, 09:12:11 PM
Funny how "jerry building" got a bad name. My pa-in-law said the brit petrol cans were useless in the desert - they split their soldered seams all the time. What you needed were good old Jerry cans.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: tigertiger on January 18, 2009, 05:28:59 AM
Funny how "jerry building" got a bad name. My pa-in-law said the brit petrol cans were useless in the desert - they split their soldered seams all the time. What you needed were good old Jerry cans.

I am not sure Jerry building has anything to do with the Germans.

It is just about houses thrown up quickly for a quick profit. There was a boom for this in the 1930s, where a house was thrown up in less than a week. Mostly timber framed.

But back n topic.
Good to see the Red October doing the rounds.

Arrow 5.
Are you the guy in the picture, and is the guy in the picture Russian by any chance?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Roger in France on January 18, 2009, 07:32:36 AM
Red O.......message intercept.....arrangements underway.......transit to La Vendee imminent....if poss at Sable d'Ollonne to great returning Vendee Globe sailors....message ends

Roger in France
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 18, 2009, 08:26:31 AM
Roger Roger :D, msg understood-- proceed under normal rules of engagement. (ie make them up as you go along :o)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 18, 2009, 09:04:54 AM



 


[/quote] Arrow 5.
Are you the guy in the picture, and is the guy in the picture Russian by any chance?
[/quote] This is CLASSIFIED information and cannot be divulged on pubic forum but the answer is no and French (we hope)or mmmmm :embarrassed:..... let me get back to you on that.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 22, 2009, 11:15:59 AM
._.  .._.  ..._  et maintenant Octobre Rouge  est sud  de deplacement ._. msg finit, la Vest Rouge. :-X
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on January 22, 2009, 04:32:27 PM
._.  .._.  ..._ 

I thought it was .._.  ._  _...
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 22, 2009, 04:58:45 PM
_._ _   .    ._ _.   that`ll do. First one was gibberish  :embarrassed:(I hope :o)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 16, 2009, 08:15:14 AM
ITV News 16th Feb 2009.   Royal Navy nuclear submarine collides with French nuclear submarine.   

 Red Oktober not involved. :P


Ref:  http://www.itv.com/News/Articles/Nuclear-sub-in-Atlantic-collision-99294482.html
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 16, 2009, 08:49:53 AM
 {-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Xtian29 on February 20, 2009, 05:32:41 PM
Hello

Red Oktober is back to business !

Tomorow is the first french models exhibition at Châteaulin and Red Oktober will be there.  After Châteaulin Red Oktober will go to St Nazaire and then will be in the hand of Roger in France ... To be continue.

Today I've installed RC onboard and made a try on Pors Bihan.
 
Pors Bihan means Little Harbour (Breton Celtic language) this the name of my personnal pond.

From my office :

  (http://nsa05.casimages.com/img/2009/02/20/090220061829342512.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com)

Red Oktober is inside de porthole

 (http://nsa05.casimages.com/img/2009/02/20/090220061921493946.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com)

With the porthole openned

(http://nsa05.casimages.com/img/2009/02/20/090220062104474859.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com)

From outside  but this part of Pors Bihan is under a roof

 (http://nsa05.casimages.com/img/2009/02/20/090220062032287069.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com)

And sailing

(http://nsa05.casimages.com/img/2009/02/20/09022006221849819.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com)

One of the "normal" users of Pors Bihan a 1,76 meter / 50kg supply.

 (http://nsa05.casimages.com/img/2009/02/20/090220063438564344.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com)

Pors Bihan at night.

(http://nsa05.casimages.com/img/2009/02/20/090220063601172470.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com)

(http://nsa05.casimages.com/img/2009/02/20/090220063645480544.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com)

So, this week-end some pics of Red Oktober at Châteaulin exibition and I hope to see her during the week in Vendée !

Best regards

Xtian 







 
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: amdaylight on February 20, 2009, 06:58:28 PM
Xtian


Now that is one heck of a boat pond with attached house / office, being able to walk out of you shop, put the boat in the water and test it with out having to go any place. O0 I want one.  O0 Xtian is that your House? If it is I am jealous.


Andre
over yonder in Portland Oregon
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Xtian29 on February 20, 2009, 07:10:28 PM
Hello

Yes it's my house and my office  ;D

Your are from Portland Oregon ... I've spend some days here specialy at Astoria and Illwaco for a training course with the Coast Guard... So rainy place but it was in November !

Xtian
 
 
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 20, 2009, 07:30:11 PM
Bravo Xtian ! We all want to see your Port Revel in miniature in daylight. What is the water ? A pond or a larger lake ?  a ship modeller`s dream..your own private dock and home all in one.  You must hold the record in the  "how far do you have to go to sail" stakes, looks like you open a door and you are there !  Care to show us some more details of the supply vessel, nice looking large model.   We all look forward to seeing Red O and some more models  at the show.  Best regards , Duncan. :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: amdaylight on February 20, 2009, 08:49:21 PM
Hello

Yes it's my house and my office  ;D

Your are from Portland Oregon ... I've spend some days here specialy at Astoria and Illwaco for a training course with the Coast Guard... So rainy place but it was in November !

Xtian
 
 

Right now it is about 50 degrees (11.1 c) and clear. We are real happy with the weather, 99.9%of the time it is just rain and no shoveling is required. What were you training in, small boat rough water handling? I think that is what the Coast Guard does its rough water training.  Like I said you have a real nice house.

Andre
over yonder in Portland Oregon
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on February 21, 2009, 01:44:21 AM
Now THATS a pool... erm... house Xtian... niiiiiiiice...

Good to know RO is getting to see the water.. in such posh places too..  :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Xtian29 on February 21, 2009, 07:52:18 AM
Hello

Yes André, learning to drive a boat on the surf zone : Rough and I like it   :}

A+ Xtian 
 
 
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Xtian29 on February 24, 2009, 09:40:48 AM
Hello

Red Oktober at the Châteaulin model exibition

(http://nsa05.casimages.com/img/2009/02/24/090224103953617132.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com)

Testing the pool

(http://nsa05.casimages.com/img/2009/02/24/090224104150610410.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com)

And leaving the Xtian hands to the one of Michel. Now Roger in France will take her at St Nazaire where Red Oktober is again close to an ex-german U-Boat base (tons of concrete ...)

(http://nsa05.casimages.com/img/2009/02/24/09022410454396808.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com)

To be continue...

From my side, I will built a springer soon !

A+ Xtian   
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 24, 2009, 10:58:49 AM
Bravo mon ami, very well done.  Nice touch the Bretton flag !  Thank you for supreme efforts...oh and sorry for not telling you that Springeritus is a contagious disease :embarrassed:  Keep us posted on your build.  Thank you again. It is going to be a hard act to follow Roger ! I`m working on some sort of route map, very amateurish but....any offers from the IT crowd ?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: oldiron on February 24, 2009, 12:18:34 PM
I'm planning on being in England at the end of August, beginning of September. RO could make a transatlantic voyage at that time if interested.

John
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 24, 2009, 12:42:42 PM
Nice offer Oldiron but I don't think Red O will see old England`s shores again. It is going east after a sojourn in sunny Spain then north to the Arctic Circle via northern Europe and hopefully further east to get back to Toes in USA where she started from.   Is your trip limited to England ?  If your route includes Europe you may be able to help, there are some interesting boat related venues to visit.  We need a presence in Portugal, Belgium, Luxenburg, Switzerland, & Poland for example. PM me if more details required, regards Duncan.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on February 24, 2009, 01:26:56 PM
Hello

Red Oktober at the Châteaulin model exibition

To be continue...

From my side, I will built a springer soon !

A+ Xtian   


Nice going Xtian!..

Once you build one Springer.. you just have to have another!..

Thanks for taking care of RO..  :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Roger in France on March 19, 2009, 05:57:49 PM
SECRET REVEALED:

After an apparent disappearance since the Model Boat Show in Brest, France, all can now be revealed.

Red Ocktober has been on a secret mission to the trainning ground of the French Rugby Team. She was instrumental in causing so many problems that France lost to England  10 to 34.

Monday next she arrives in La Vendee.

Roger in France
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: barryfoote on March 19, 2009, 06:03:18 PM
Red Ocktober has been on a secret mission to the trainning ground of the French Rugby Team. She was instrumental in causing so many problems that France lost to England  10 to 34./color]
What a good tug she is!!

Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Xtian29 on March 20, 2009, 04:50:49 PM
Hello

Le cochon était dans le maïs, la niche c'est écroulée sur le chien :embarrassed:  Qu'elle décullotée que l'on s'est pris  <:(

A+ Xtian

I'm not sure that google translate will do it well  {-)

Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Roger in France on March 20, 2009, 05:13:57 PM
The best I can do is.....

"The pig is among the corn [Americans would say "the hog"], the dog is too big for the kennel. We are caught with our trousers down".

Easy for me, Xtian, I can be pleased whoever wins!

But I must say it again    34 to 10

Roger in France
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Xtian29 on May 06, 2009, 02:59:16 PM
Hello

Any news about Red Oktober ? Where is she now ?

A+ Xtian
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Ghost in the shell on May 06, 2009, 05:08:47 PM
according to roger in france, red oktober is bound for la vandee
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 10, 2009, 06:40:32 PM
Saw her in MRB...
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Stavros on May 10, 2009, 07:13:32 PM
Where is she now


Stav
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Xtian29 on May 17, 2009, 09:49:52 PM
Hello

 :embarrassed: Martin ... I'm the editor of this report published with MRB  :embarrassed:

In fact I was also the editor of a report about the Warwick exibition with a picture of Red Oktober and it's the reason of the text with this picture : " Already seen at warwick. During her world tour Red Oktober made a port of call at Chateaulin ... maybe she's following me"

A+ Xtian
 

Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: barryfoote on May 26, 2009, 09:40:06 PM
Currently Red Oktober is on a secret mission in Northern France, but arrangements are being made for a dash south.......Watch this space!! :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on July 16, 2009, 09:40:29 PM
Currently Red Oktober is on a secret mission in Northern France, but arrangements are being made for a dash south.......Watch this space!! :-))

Any news on it's 'dash South'?..  {:-{
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: barryfoote on July 17, 2009, 07:59:35 AM
Not as yet......Red Oktober is still believed to be doing a little spying on the French!! :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on August 20, 2009, 01:31:22 AM
Any news on it's 'dash South'?..  {:-{

Any further news?... or had RO sunk without trace?...  <:( <:( <:(
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: barryfoote on August 21, 2009, 07:59:26 AM
I believe, but could be wrong that she is currently in the Vendee region of France with our very own "Roger in France"..
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Roger in France on August 21, 2009, 08:19:54 AM
Footski and I are attempting to arrange transfer to Spain.

Roger in France
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on August 21, 2009, 06:43:57 PM
Footski and I are attempting to arrange transfer to Spain.

Roger in France

Any pictures of her sailing locally before she shights locations? {:-{
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: craftysod on August 21, 2009, 07:38:13 PM
Its probably drunk in some vineyard by now
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: ronkh on August 21, 2009, 09:28:46 PM
Its probably drunk in some vineyard by now

You are more likely!!!!  %% ;D ;D %%
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: The long Build on October 24, 2009, 05:16:34 PM
So has the Celebrity status gone to Red Ocktobers Conning tower after appearing in a magazine?.. Not booked into the Priory is she.. ??
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 24, 2009, 05:21:44 PM
Which magazine ? :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Roger in France on October 24, 2009, 05:32:33 PM
It is all my fault. I waited for two shows here and failed to get her displayed.

I will action transmission to spain asap.

Roger in France
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: The long Build on October 24, 2009, 06:02:39 PM
Saw her in MRB...


This one, I assume the equivalent of Model Boats ?.

Re Martins reply No. 133
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 24, 2009, 06:51:30 PM
It is all my fault. I waited for two shows here and failed to get her displayed.

I will action transmission to spain asap.

Roger in France
       Appearances at shows not very important but photographs at typical locations of the country it is in or with local clubs who might take up the challenge with their relations or friends sending or taking it further into deepest Europe.  Glad it is on the move again. Loads of pics down the docks or in the vinyards :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Voyager on October 29, 2009, 01:12:48 PM
This is such a brilliant idea, I really hope it makes it all the way so i'll be watching with interest!

Good luck  :-))

Voyager
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 29, 2009, 01:51:21 PM
With a name like "voyager" should we assume you are a bit of a traveller yourself ?   Want to take Red O somewhere?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Voyager on October 29, 2009, 02:04:51 PM
With a name like "voyager" should we assume you are a bit of a traveller yourself ?   Want to take Red O somewhere?

I do indeed travel, mostly here in the Uk tho! Though my user name "Voyager" came through a fondness of StarTrek and not because i'm a globe trotter lol.

I'd be all to happy to take your Red Ocktober somewhere, my up coming destinations are, Peterborough, Bournemouth, Brighton and an unknown overseas trip that my future father in law has arranged. Are these any good to you?

Voyager
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 29, 2009, 04:31:31 PM
Ah well ,   a, it isnt mine. It was built by Toesup in the west coast of USA.   b, it has done it`s UK bit having been in Scotland, England and Wales so maybe if your foreign trip is in Spain or west coast of France....?   Hope your future Dad-in-law-to-be hasnt plans for Devil`s Island or suchlike >:-o.  If it is a honeymoon present then you wont want to be bothered with a toy boat {-)  You can PM nearer the time. :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Ghost in the shell on October 29, 2009, 07:06:47 PM
any word on where red oktober is?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Voyager on October 29, 2009, 07:16:05 PM
Ah well ,   a, it isnt mine. It was built by Toesup in the west coast of USA.   b, it has done it`s UK bit having been in Scotland, England and Wales so maybe if your foreign trip is in Spain or west coast of France....?   Hope your future Dad-in-law-to-be hasnt plans for Devil`s Island or suchlike >:-o.  If it is a honeymoon present then you wont want to be bothered with a toy boat {-)  You can PM nearer the time. :-))

I'll do that  :-)) For all i know it could be a holiday to somewhere in the middle of the desert lol. But should it be someplace where Red hasn't been then i'll give you a shout.
The holiday was a treat from him to celebrate turning 65, as for the honeymoon present...well that's not for some time!

Voyager
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Bill D203 on October 29, 2009, 08:31:27 PM
????? Is this Springer in a travel case???
Im off to an RAF base in Cyprus at the end of Nov. Has it been there???
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 29, 2009, 09:34:56 PM
No Bill it is in a wooden box just big enough to cover the boat, about 20"X12" if I remember. When I took it to Germany and Austria it was out of the box and slipped into a small rucksack and carried on the plane as hand luggage,"cabin" ie overhead locker.  No radio or batteries so no "security" issues. Red O is supposed to be going down to Spain shortly, after that not sure but we have people expecting it all over, 25 countries in fact. Free transport by HM Gov plane would be nice O0   I know the western end of Cyprus quite well  Ktima / Paphos area and north, been a while since I was there, loved it. Keep in touch, I`ll put you on the list :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 29, 2009, 09:37:36 PM
any word on where red oktober is?

Ghosty should be leaving Rogerinfrance for Footski in Spain soon. 
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: barryfoote on October 29, 2009, 09:52:41 PM
I have heard this rumour myself.... :-) ok2 :-) ok2
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: The long Build on October 29, 2009, 10:08:08 PM
uh   %%
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 30, 2009, 07:51:59 AM
Ghosty should be leaving Rogerinfrance for Footski in Spain soon. 
  I should explain :embarrassed:   That should read  "Ghosty, it will be leaving etc etc..."  , Not Ghosty going to Spain but Red Oktober. %% {:-{
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on November 29, 2009, 04:46:42 PM
Any news on Red Oktober's movements in the last month?..

Or was that just a bad curry?...  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: SteamboatPhil on November 29, 2009, 10:43:46 PM
I'll be in Madrid on the 15th Dec if thats any help  :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: barryfoote on November 30, 2009, 07:35:53 AM
Sorry guys, but I have heard nothing!!
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on January 17, 2010, 11:37:57 PM
So?....  >>:-(

Where?.. who?.. when?...
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: barryfoote on January 18, 2010, 08:02:30 AM
Last I heard she was with Roger in France, but that was early last year...
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 18, 2010, 08:54:27 AM
Time we sent the carrier pidgeon on a reccy 8)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 21, 2010, 12:27:43 PM
SITREP:  Carrier pigeon returns exhausted, strong winds over Pyrenees (OK so it got lost)with information that supplies and fresh nuclear fuel are being installed aboard Red Oktober at secret location in western France. A imminent departure suspected.  24hr surveillance continues, agent Jaquette Rouge on the job..correction, should read  watching dock. Msg ends.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Roger in France on January 21, 2010, 12:32:35 PM
Preparing to slip hawsers this afternoon. Leaving France for Germany. Farewell party went well..........

Roger in France

Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 21, 2010, 12:50:23 PM
Aha, that explains reports of La Marseillaise and bawdy sea shanties being sung well into the wee hours,  return to Germany you say, hmmm !  
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Roger in France on January 21, 2010, 01:01:40 PM
"Oh me father was the Keeper of the Eddystone Light
And he married a mermaid one fine night.
The result of this union, you shall see,
Two little fishes and the third was me!

Singing yohoho, the wind blows free
Oh for a life on the rolling sea"

....nothing bawdy there.

Roger in France
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 21, 2010, 02:35:51 PM
Ah but that was a lighthouse keepers shanty, we are talking about sub,and I mean SUBmariners shanties. Betcha they`d be pretty coarse after a few vins rouge.  For those not familiar with the idea here is the original poster. If you want to be part of or you can help or have any ideas let me know.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Roger in France on January 22, 2010, 11:47:34 AM
Pictures of Red Oktober in France including a visit to the old German submarine pens at St. Nazaire.

Roger in France.

Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 22, 2010, 01:04:04 PM
Looks like the crew have a fine cellar aboard {-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on January 27, 2010, 06:50:50 PM
THE EAGLE HAS LANDED!

I mean...Red October has arrived safely here in Germany. (Thx to Roger)
I have some plans with it, but I will take some pictures first and continue the tale of 'Red O" then...
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 27, 2010, 08:33:32 PM
It was spotted going over the border by a film crew , they were going to make a movie but Mr. Connery was otherwise engaged. {-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on January 28, 2010, 12:34:25 AM
Was S.P.E.C.T.R.E involved?

Springer
Passage
Exchange by
Courier
Transporting
Red Oktober through
Europe

 %)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on January 28, 2010, 08:22:20 AM
Don't know if the man had something to do with S.P.E.C.T.R.E.
An old 2CV car with several bullet-hits all over came to a halt with squeaking tires at my house. A weired looking man with an eyepatch rushed out of the car, mumbled something like "they are after me...." Handed me the parcel and vanished in his car. "Ruuuun...hiiide....ruuun awaaaay..." he yelled - and left me alone with this mysterious box.


When I opened it, the now famous "Red O" greeted me. No bullet wounds here...no sign if any seafights. All in tiptop condition.
I now have to prepare the journey with my delicate cargo to some mysterious places all over Germany...
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: colin-d on January 28, 2010, 09:44:16 AM
@ Aurigarius
If you have Red October up until April, you will have to bring it to the Intermodelbau in Dortmund and sail it on the Pond in Hall 5
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 28, 2010, 10:35:08 AM
Ah ,we have been expecting you Meester Dean. 8)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on January 28, 2010, 02:44:50 PM
Hi Colin,

I hope we will have a whole fleet ready for Dortmund. We hope to see you there.
Greetings also from Torsten and Dörthe ok2
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on February 03, 2010, 07:59:10 AM
Red O is packed and ready to go with me to the Nuremberg Toy fair, where I am working during that time. I hope I can place her somewhere at that booth - together with my Kit-Springer. If anyone is interested. I am at booth No. F-111 in hall 7A. Companies name is AMEWI. Dealer enquiries welcome  O0

If all goes well I will post the first picture from there in this thread soon. I'm off at 5 a.m. tomorrow. I'll keep you posted.  ok2
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: colin-d on February 03, 2010, 08:21:24 AM
i am there from Friday afternoon till Sunday afternoon in Hall7 stand D67, I'll come round and have a look, and have a fly with the Bravo 3

normally your not allowed to photograph anthing, this privilege has only been given to the Press.!!
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on February 03, 2010, 08:34:45 AM
normally your not allowed to photograph anthing, this privilege has only been given to the Press.!!

Yes, the signs saying that are everywhere. But there are so many cameras (and photo-handys) around there every year...I think they've given up on that. ;)
If you come around Friday, you can also meet Torsten Hill there, who is there with me until Saturday I think.
See you there.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 03, 2010, 09:44:28 AM
A shot with Red O and the crew at the front entrance where the big posters are would be good as well as any you get with a spy-cameras. If Xtian can do it in a top secret French naval establishment......!
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on February 05, 2010, 11:40:31 PM
Here come the first pictures frum Nuremberg.
1. The famous Red October at the Amewi-Booth where we are working, together with our Springer-Kit.
2. Torsten (left) and me with 'Red O'
3. Red O on a visit at the Deans Marine Booth. Looks like good fun, doesn't it?  ok2
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on February 06, 2010, 02:07:36 AM
Here come the first pictures frum Nuremberg.


That is EXCELLENT Aurigarius!... Well done!!!  :D :-)) :D
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 06, 2010, 05:57:24 AM
That is EXCELLENT Aurigarius!... Well done!!!  :D :-)) :D

 O0
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 06, 2010, 09:31:19 AM
Wow, it is going all flash now ! No more undercover work then, full glare of public shows, %% Cold War ended then ? :o Where to next,  one wonders ? 8) Nice pics BTW.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: norry on February 06, 2010, 09:43:11 AM
...Good Morning Guys...

...How about an updated list of all the events that " RED OKTOBER" has visited since it first reached me in SCOTLAND from Toesup in The USA...Whilst with me R.O. visited shows  ENGLAND  & WALES then Arrow5 took it to SWITZERLAND...

...Best Regards...Norry...
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 06, 2010, 10:21:20 AM
What we really need is a trackiing map.  Any IT gurus up for the job?:D    So far it has been to Scotland, England, Wales, France,Austria, Germany, Switzerland (more than twice at some countries)   Anybody that wants to help it on it`s way to somewhere should contact me here on Mayhem, open to all offers. Trying to do it on the cheap or free. Last resort post <:(.  Main purpose is pictures at suitable "national" locations, Eiffel Tower, on the QE2, Leaning Tower of Domino`s,  Greek Islands ( me please !) Taj Mahal (Me ?)  Great Wall of China (me again..pleeeeze !)  Where can a toy boat not go ?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Patrick Henry on February 06, 2010, 10:22:17 AM
Probably a silly question....but is RO a fully operational submarine?


Rich
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 06, 2010, 10:43:29 AM
Sadly no,  just one man`s interpretation of the Springer rule that anything above the deck can be what you like.   I`m sure someone will try it one day !  Tests have been carried out in remote loch in the far north with a Scottish version, submerging test successful, surfacing needs more work  >:-o {-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Patrick Henry on February 06, 2010, 10:52:00 AM
Ah...I have that problem, the original Deep Quest submerged perfectly, a joy to behold it was. Never saw the b*****y thing again!!!  >>:-(  <:(

Good luck with RO's escapades...


Rich
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: andyn on February 06, 2010, 11:44:34 AM
The map is made as arrow5 suggested, the address is:

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=115937270120865122444.00047eecfbf83d5434eab

You all should be able to edit it. I think you must have a google account, but if you have postcodes of where it's been I'll put them on.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 06, 2010, 11:59:56 AM
Thanks Andy, that is just what we need...`cept I`m an eedjit with IT. It`ll take me while but I`ll try . Cheers mate.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour Google MAP.
Post by: Arrow5 on February 06, 2010, 03:54:38 PM
Well I think I have the Google map brought up to date. Need some editing when I get info from various handlers, PM me with errors or omissions. Need names and pics to be added when I recover :}
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Roger in France on February 07, 2010, 08:26:12 AM
I, for one, cannot edit the map.

The marker relating to me needs to be at Chantonnay, 85110. West of A83.

Red O. also visited the Sub Pens at St Nazaire.

Roger in France
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 07, 2010, 09:29:36 AM
Roger Roger will alter, toot sweet  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on February 10, 2010, 09:31:15 AM
Back from Nuremberg. Another Pic from Red October at the entrantrance of the Toy Fair.
More to come...possibly...when I have time to check all the pics I have made there.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on February 11, 2010, 09:32:31 AM
Some more pix from the top-secret 'Operation Graupner'
We planned to place the secret cargo undetected on the Graupner booth right in the middle of the toy fair. An accomplice who wishes to remain unknown, helped us to complete the task and vanish without a trace afterwards....

1. We enter the booth
2. Our accomplice puts away another ship, which had to make room for 'Red-O' while Torsten unveils 'Red-O'
3. getting everything ready
4. close the top and we're ready to go
5. Torsten trying to be inconspicuous



Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: portside II on February 11, 2010, 09:38:23 AM
All we need now is a hacker and get it on their web site   %% .
Well done guys   :-)) .
daz
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 11, 2010, 11:30:59 AM
Who ever said that the Germans have no sense of humour  {-).  You guys crack me up. {-) {-) {-) {-) Hope you dont get a letter from Graupner`s lawyers >>:-(.  Maybe THEIR spies were photographing YOU  O0?  Oh the world of espionage...I wouldnt like to be involved in any way whatsoever %)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on February 11, 2010, 03:49:27 PM
Some more pix from the top-secret 'Operation Graupner'


Excellent operation Aurigarius, superb planning and execution!...  :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on February 11, 2010, 04:32:28 PM
Who ever said that the Germans have no sense of humour

Never heared of that. ;)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: colin-d on February 11, 2010, 05:06:45 PM
i think i will have to put my 10p worth in on this one... {-)

Aurigarius think about the north and south germans...  {-)

us germans that are in the middle are the loony ones... today is old women day, there allowed to go round and chop your tie of, and smother you in kisses.

but back to the subject, it was great fun in Nurnberg, and i am sure Graupner will remember that for some time to come... then again its all publicity
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 12, 2010, 08:33:14 PM
Ladies day I could suffer...well at my age she might be old and rich, but I cant stand being lashed across the legs by a 6ft 6" bavarian in a corn stook with a tree branch for a whip. Sadistic crews finding "bad boys" for St Nickolas not to give Xmas pressies to.  Berchtesgaden is not the place to be during december
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 12, 2010, 08:57:47 PM
..and no you cant avoid them , they go in gangs.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: SteamboatPhil on February 12, 2010, 09:56:37 PM
What a picture of pure innocence on the Graupner stand   {-) {-) {-)

Great Stuff
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Bill D203 on February 13, 2010, 09:21:13 AM
There Is A Straw Bear in Whitlesea near Martin.  It comes out in Jan just after Christmas is done.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: steamboatmodel on February 13, 2010, 10:58:03 PM
..and no you cant avoid them , they go in gangs.
Just say "Flick my Bic" and they all ether go poof or away.
Regards,
Gerald.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on March 27, 2010, 09:30:54 AM
I suspect that Red O might be about to start on a new mission, Red Olga was seen in the company of a member of a foriegn power`s Special Forces....what can this mean ?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on March 29, 2010, 07:07:07 PM
At the moment 'Red O' is submarining somwhere in western germany and might be seen at the Intermodellbau Messe in Dortmund in Mid-April.
If somebody is prepared to continue the Red-October Tour from there jost drop me a line.

But shhhhhhhh  ;)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on April 12, 2010, 09:31:18 AM
...might be seen at the Intermodellbau Messe in Dortmund in Mid-April.
If somebody is prepared to continue the Red-October Tour from there just drop me a line...

Is no one there who wants to take 'Red O' with him?

If it is not possible to happen in Dortmund, maybe somewhere/someone else?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on April 12, 2010, 09:43:50 AM
Shhhhhh, you may have a visit at the show.say-no-more, nudge nudge.   BTW, which stand are you on ?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on April 12, 2010, 09:55:55 AM
I am at the Deans Marine Stand in Hall 5.
So if we get a visit of a very suspicious...err...suspect with dark sunglasses I will be prepared...
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: craftysod on April 12, 2010, 10:30:48 PM
With a 31ft HMS Invicible under your arm,surely someone may recognise you  {-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on April 15, 2010, 10:23:01 PM
News from the Red October-Tour.
I took it to the Intermodellbau-Messe in Dortmund (which is the largest Model-Show in Germany)
The great guys from the Peterborough Area Modelboat Club  :-)) put it on display on their stand right between all their beautiful boats.
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_d7TQLYNMGUQ/S8d_mrYWl9I/AAAAAAAACRw/Uk7XL8gXK-I/s912/Red-O_Dortmund2.JPG)

In the Background of this picture you can see my own little springer-tug, which they put right in the middle of their stand - at the 'center-stage' :-)
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_d7TQLYNMGUQ/S8d_ltg2fEI/AAAAAAAACRs/U2i3-3NWQME/s800/Red-O_Dortmund3.JPG)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_d7TQLYNMGUQ/S8d_ozgAwSI/AAAAAAAACR4/XbLsENiw2y8/s800/Aurigarius_Dortmund2.JPG)
My Aurigarius Kit-Springer named Pu(ni)sher.

If it all goes well, Red-O will go from there to belgium. If this won't happen, I will take it back with me and take it some more nice places around Germany before anybody else continues the tour.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on April 19, 2010, 02:00:23 PM
So Red October did not go to Belgium. The Belgians there did not seem to know anything about the project and what it is all about and were not very keen on it either. So I took it back home with me. It has a good home here. I feed it regularly and hopefully it will see German waters very soon, before it will continue it's journey so some yet unknown territories.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on May 10, 2010, 12:20:22 PM
Too bad about Bulgium  {:-{  maybe later.    Any  local German pictures , on pond or just loitering at a street corner ?       Any offers folks , we have someone waiting in Greece if you are going that way and can carry the box.  Corfu to be exact plus a couple of others in that country.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on May 10, 2010, 07:33:10 PM
Can Red Oktober get to Heemskirk on the 13th?

http://www.smgijmond.nl/

13 mei, donderdag, Hemelvaartsdag : Werkschependag 2010 bij S.M.G. IJmond, vanaf 10:00 uur.

Rumors are that Patmat, from the USA may be visiting at this time,


Also,... June (11-13) the IOS meeting
http://www.osv-society.info/news_and_events.html

 8)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on May 10, 2010, 10:26:05 PM
Carrier pidgeon released Umi.  Will report back ASAP.  8)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on May 11, 2010, 07:57:50 AM
Hi Umi,

no problem to send Red-O to Holland. But even if I send it today, it is not sure if the parcel would make it in time. It's a bit short noticed :embarrassed:
I would also need a postal address (they didn't mention their address on the website)

We only have a chance to make it in time if I can send it before 3 p.m. today.

Is anyone of the dutch club-members here? I even would be able to meet up with them half way - maybe on the German/Dutch border. But we need a quick decision for that.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: tom boere on May 11, 2010, 01:05:45 PM
ok you can send it to me I will be there on the wsd, give me a mail so I will send you then my adress


t.boere@ulcgroep.nl

Regards,


Tom
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on May 11, 2010, 02:24:41 PM
I got the messages from Tom and Duncan and I will bring it to the post office in a couple of minutes.
I hope it will get there in time!
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on May 11, 2010, 02:26:03 PM
Thanks Tom for your efforts. We look forward to some pictures of the Werkschepdag event. Maybe Red Oktober can hitch a ride as cargo on a barge  :-))  Now you have found Mayhem perhaps we can persuade you to visit us more often.  We need some info on events in the Netherlands and some of the great models from another seafaring nation.  BTW the photo-pidgeon made it back OK, just needs it`s eyes cleaned, volcanic ash  <:( :}
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on May 11, 2010, 02:27:57 PM
Go to it Jorg run man run {-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: tom boere on May 11, 2010, 02:50:04 PM
Hereby already some pics off different events..

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk127/tomboere/IMG_7187.jpg)
ower tanker sailing into the harbour..
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk127/tomboere/IMG_7642.jpg)
on a ponton with some m@illine members
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk127/tomboere/DSC03306.jpg)
Madurodam
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk127/tomboere/dsc05632cn7.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk127/tomboere/IMG_1795.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk127/tomboere/IMG_4035.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk127/tomboere/DSC06242.jpg)

Regards,

Tom
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on May 11, 2010, 03:31:18 PM
Great pics Tom, maybe the admins can find a suitable slot ?   Work-boats, "foreign friends" , "must see events" any ideas Martin or whoever ?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on May 11, 2010, 04:54:52 PM
"Red O" is on it's way to the Netherlands. Posted it at 4.30 p.m.
Not sure it will get there in time, but let's hope the best.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on May 11, 2010, 06:11:09 PM
Well done that man, you may allow yourself a small beer {-) If it doesnt make it on time we will see it at the other event later in the year.  Got to get it to Madurodam too while in the Netherlands, any offers?   {:-{
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on May 11, 2010, 06:51:22 PM
ok, I am thinking about that SMALL beer now. :}
The other Event is in Gutersloh in Germany. That's about 1,5hours drive from here. Maybe I have time to see Red O again there - time permitting. :kiss:
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: tom boere on May 11, 2010, 06:51:48 PM
We will see wen se gets her, we will make sure that se has seen the most popular places overhere, and eat some haring, Aimee's favorit diner ever sinse se had one..
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk127/tomboere/haring20happen.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk127/tomboere/IMG_1802.jpg)
what, you eat 5 off those haring....

Regards,

Tom Boere
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on May 11, 2010, 07:56:48 PM
Oooiii....

(http://www.dinicartoons.com/forum/images/smilies/Embarrassed/doh.gif)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: tom boere on May 12, 2010, 05:29:25 PM
I am afraid red october aint gone make it on time, it is now 18.30 and no delivery jet.....


Tom
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on May 12, 2010, 06:28:26 PM
Oh well it was a good attempt.  Good luck tomorrow , we still want pictures ! :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on May 13, 2010, 02:42:12 PM
I am afraid red october aint gone make it on time, it is now 18.30 and no delivery jet.....


Tom               
    Maybe we used the wrong postal service, next time we will get this guy {-) http://youtube.com/watch?v=0WWftEnFjYY
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Aurigarius on May 13, 2010, 02:59:10 PM
I'm sure that the only 2 hrs drive from here to Holland would have been no problem at all with my old pedal-bike.
Sorry it didn't work out.     (http://www.JU-Racing.de/smilies/nixweiss.gif)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on May 13, 2010, 03:37:10 PM
That`s OK Jorg, at least it is on it`s way to somewhere, Tom has loads of contacts I`m sure.  It`ll be tip-toeing thru` the tulips for a while I think....we have Den Helder naval base to ...ahem , examine  %)  :-)) ;)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on May 13, 2010, 11:34:34 PM
A cracking effort, It would have been classic for it to meet up with Pat, but at least
it has reached  another good base from which to sortie.

 :-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on May 14, 2010, 10:34:27 AM
Maybe the OSV event  in Gutersloh in June ...any offers? {:-{
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: tom boere on May 14, 2010, 11:20:26 AM
One thing is for sure, I will be there by the IOS meeting in Gutersloh...

Regards,

Tom
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on May 14, 2010, 11:28:37 AM
Where did I get "OSV" from ?   Is that an offer Tom ?  You got room for a little toy boat ? :-))  How did the Heemskerk event go ?  Got some pics I hope,lots of interest here in tugs, tugging etc.  Did Patmat turn up from USA ?   PKboo (Eugene) has offered to take Red on a Dutch tour if you like, did he find you on Thursday ?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Guy Bagley on June 07, 2010, 10:13:33 PM
is red october still in deep waters ?- does she still evade naval intelligence ?

is there any log of her future missions for 2010 ?

i may be able to put a mission together later in the year for a trip ' across the pond ' ?

it would seem odd to see red oktober out of the water in place so famous for the kennedy assasination- but hey it might be 'do-able' ?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on June 13, 2010, 08:03:31 AM
Pat Matthews, from the US, was touring the IOS show in Germany, and captured  this
attempt at subterfuge, and camoflage... Great shot Pat!!  :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on June 13, 2010, 10:50:57 PM
Bahhhh... Umi beat me to the 'news'...

Nice to see RO again / still 'on tour' though...  :-))

Makes me all teary eyed.. *sob*  <:(
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: SteamboatPhil on June 14, 2010, 09:35:46 AM
You softy Toes  %)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: tom boere on June 19, 2010, 08:01:06 PM
hehe finally some time too place the pics off red oktober att out meeting from the IOS Gutersloh 2010...

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk127/tomboere/IOS%202010%20Gutersoh/IMG_3674-1.jpg)

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk127/tomboere/IOS%202010%20Gutersoh/IMG_3675-1.jpg)

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk127/tomboere/IOS%202010%20Gutersoh/IMG_3677-1.jpg)

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk127/tomboere/IOS%202010%20Gutersoh/IMG_3683-1.jpg)

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk127/tomboere/IOS%202010%20Gutersoh/IMG_3679-1.jpg)

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk127/tomboere/IOS%202010%20Gutersoh/IMG_3680-1.jpg)


Red Oktober is now on it's way to Leon, walrusklasse, with hem he will go too a meeting in Köln Germany with
subs only....

Regards,

Tom Boere
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on June 19, 2010, 08:49:22 PM
Well done that man  :-)) and a big THANK YOU  Tom :-)) and the guys and gals who let the little wanderer share the event with Europes elite model ships, an honour indeed.  Hope Leon doesnt try to make it submerge and surface, last bit is the tricky bit. :(( :} :-))    Cologne , hmmm, not too far from Hamburg...... hmmmmm.  Any offers ?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: tom boere on June 19, 2010, 08:55:32 PM
Yep,

Will try to get him back for a meeting in Belgium.....tug and towing event..

Regards,

Tom Boere
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on June 19, 2010, 09:37:06 PM
Goody . More beer and chips  :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on July 08, 2010, 08:54:06 AM
Exhausted photo pigeon fell in the window this morning with microfilm images from deepest Europe. Details when he/she/it recovers and film processed.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on July 08, 2010, 05:13:16 PM
Still wet glass plates from the processing laboratory reveal the renegade Red Oktobre (oh yes we noted the spelling) was seen cavorting with elite European models. The plot sicke...thickens. The towing ship has been identified as a 1/50th scale "Smit Denemarken" piloted by one Wout van der SPEK, not too far away from SPEKTRE we note. 8)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: mogsy on July 12, 2010, 10:12:57 PM
And for anyone interested the motor yacht behind the Smit tug and Red Oktober is a Technomarine Jaguar from a Wedico kit circa late 80's.
I could be wrong but I doubt it as I've been after one for years. Anyone knowing of one for sale please let me know.
Mogsy
 8)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on July 13, 2010, 10:40:54 AM
Just a kit or the completed boat ?  We have "agents" in that part of the contynong ;)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: mogsy on July 13, 2010, 10:03:31 PM
Either. I missed a complete but in need of tlc one on fleabay about two years back and have kicked myself ever since. Must imagine there are no kits about by now as they were only manufactured for a few years Wedico now concentrating on their excellent truck / trailer kits and accessories.
Mogs
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Sharky1dk on July 15, 2010, 09:09:47 PM
Nice U-tug-springer, good idea sending it around the world  :)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on July 15, 2010, 10:11:56 PM
That U-boat Springer  is the world famous Red Oktober , coming to a port near you.  It is heading north for a rendevous with submarine "Springeren" in Aalborg.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Sharky1dk on July 16, 2010, 01:22:39 PM
awsome..

Another reason to go there besides the "tall ships race" just sad i dont got the time to go there, but will follow it from here...   {:-{

Thanks
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on July 18, 2010, 07:36:48 PM
Red Oktober and a handler seen in a certain small flat country, cant seem to think where that might be.  %%
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Ghost in the shell on July 20, 2010, 05:48:10 PM
just dont go shouting la viva espania there ;)

now wheres my vuvezella

|=============< BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on July 20, 2010, 06:06:52 PM
No , it isnt Norfolk . :D
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on July 21, 2010, 01:07:16 PM
No , it isnt Norfolk . :D

Or Solvang, California..  %)
http://www.city-data.com/picfilesv/picv25870.php
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: portside II on July 22, 2010, 10:27:05 AM
It could be Spain. :}
http://car.pege.org/2004-murcia/wind-mill.htm
daz
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Bill Harris on August 18, 2010, 02:41:21 AM
After months of design and construction in the Abbey Road Shipyard (main problem was simply forgetting where we put
things...),  the Yellow Submarine had her first sea trials (well, pond trials, actually) the other day.

Watch out, Red October, you silly krasny sub. Our captain, Old Fred, has been following you and your handlers for
months now, and after we get properly outfitted, we'll be out looking for you. Your time is up...

 ok2

--Bill

(http://s1.postimage.org/GCytJ.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxGCytJ)

(http://s1.postimage.org/GCtur.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxGCtur)

(http://s1.postimage.org/GCAYS.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxGCAYS)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on August 18, 2010, 08:19:56 AM
Is blatant capitlistc forgery using fotoshopski >>:-(  Innefective camoflage for northern waters only works in decedant West.  Glorious Red Oktober crew report wodka supplies at dangerously low level, will restock soon. Current location classified ( we dont know :(() !
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Bill Harris on August 18, 2010, 03:07:51 PM
Who needs camo and boomers out of Polyarnyy when you can conquer the world with peace, love and catchy tunes ???

Anyways, you have camo, we utilise other steaths...   %%

(http://s4.postimage.org/5uy4J.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV5uy4J)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on August 18, 2010, 05:45:12 PM
...that would be peace, love and capitalism.  Look at MV "A"  for example {-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on August 19, 2010, 10:41:18 PM
Hot tip from under-the-covers agent. Red O on the move. Course north east from Cologne Germany heading to Denmark for rendevous with another Springer submarine !   Photgraphic evidence follows. 8)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on August 19, 2010, 11:24:58 PM
Coooooool  :-))

Looking forwards to seeing the 'evidence'...  O0
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on September 09, 2010, 08:07:42 PM
Rumours are circulating that Red Oktober has relocated to another secure area of Denmark. Secret to be revealed in near future. :-X
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Prophet on September 09, 2010, 08:47:35 PM
:Leaked Report From CIA HQ in Langley Virgina:
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:URGENT, CODE 4 ALERT :STOP:

Tracking Code Name 'Red Ocktober', Signal Lost : STOP:

Satellite 'Granger 1' To Resume Trace :STOP:

All Senior Personell Are Ordered To Aid In Location Search Of Code Name 'Red Ocktober' :STOP:

Chief Of Staff Of CIA To Request Aid From Other Government Officials In Reacquisition Of Target :STOP:

END TRANSCRIPT:
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Photo of satellite tracking image was also leaked, showing the search for Red Ocktober

(http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz123/aron_moore/CIARedOcktoberTrackingImage.jpg?1284061552)

Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on September 09, 2010, 09:22:03 PM
As usual Langley unsure of European countries, Denmark is to the west (left a bit) of cross-hairs.   Suggest locate  submarine "Springeren",  this may be rendezvous destination.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Prophet on September 09, 2010, 09:51:34 PM
:Leaked Report From CIA HQ In Langley Virgina:
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:URGENT CODE 2 NEW TARGET AQUISITION SEACH IN PROGRESS :STOP:

CIA Receives New Intel Into Possible Search Location For New Target Code Named 'Springeren' : STOP:

Targets Location Still Unsure< DEPLOY Operatives To Marked Location, Seak & Locate Mission Priority 1 Of New Target :STOP:

Operatives Are To Acquire Intel On Location Of Target 'Springeren' And Link Direct to Target Code Named ' Red Ocktober' :STOP:

Target Search Area Up To 200 Clicks East Of Possible Tracked Location :STOP:

ALL OPPRATIVES EXPENDABLE, Priority Is Location Of Target 'Springeren' & 'Red Ocktober' Code 4 Alert :STOP:

Pentagon Informed Of Current Situation :STOP:

END TRANSCRIPT:
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Photo of satellite tracking image was also leaked, showing the start search location for operatives to locate target.

(http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz123/aron_moore/Red%20Ocktober%20joke/recentinfo.jpg?1284065434)


Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Sharky1dk on September 09, 2010, 09:53:20 PM
Well  he he it looks like a nice place  ;)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Sharky1dk on September 09, 2010, 09:59:07 PM
Well  he he it looks like a nice place  ;)



And this time in Denmark not in Sweden   <*<
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on September 09, 2010, 10:52:20 PM
Nope Prophet (and Langley), try North West a bit . Sub is surfaced, should be easy to spot ! {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) Clue Aa
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Prophet on September 09, 2010, 11:08:38 PM
this is the CIA were talking about they could'nt find a pin even if you stuck it up there a****  :D ( last few post were  for a laugh  %%)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on September 10, 2010, 08:42:02 AM
Yep, we are still laughing. {-)  So you didnt find the rendezvous spot ? ;D
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Prophet on September 10, 2010, 10:42:12 AM
Leaked Report From CIA HQ In Langley Virgina:
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                          System Failure

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

System Back On line :STOP:

Code 1 System Red :STOP:

Target Destination Acquired :STOP:

Operatives Dispatch To Aalborg :STOP:

Locate Code Name 'Red Ocktober' Urgent :STOP:

END TRANSCRIPT:

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Photo of satellite tracking image was also leaked, showing the location for operatives to track target.

(http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz123/aron_moore/Red%20Ocktober%20joke/Satellite_Denmark.jpg?1284112858)




Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on September 10, 2010, 11:27:17 AM
Affirmative :-)) attached photograph for positive ID, dont want friendly fire with the Danes, they might stop supplies of Lager to UK.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Albion on September 11, 2010, 10:17:03 AM
this is the CIA were talking about they could'nt find a pin even if you stuck it up there a****  :D ( last few post were  for a laugh  %%)
offtopic, but i used tolive in Japan and my boss had been over, I arranged to pick him up from his hotel and take him to airport, however it would be early pick up as there was a stae funeral in tokyo, and Bill Clinton was staying near to his hotel. Now Bill stays at the US embassy but the CIA guys stay in hotels, the same one as my boss. While the boss is checking out theres two guys, black suits, earpieces stood next to me. So i say im not checking out go ahead, they decline, i say again, the counter guy alsos asks them , finally they go forward and sheepishly admit they both lost their doorkeys %% {-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on September 11, 2010, 12:34:07 PM
Funnneeeee !   Thats you on a list now  8) 8)    Hmmm two lists  now I think on it ! %%
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Bill Harris on September 18, 2010, 05:10:13 AM
Hmmm, Langley is looking for a sub on dry land?   Disconnect there...
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on September 18, 2010, 09:49:22 AM
Put it in a suburban garden and nobody would ever spot it !
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Bill Harris on September 18, 2010, 03:48:40 PM
Great idea.

Or ease on over to Liverpool and sail the Sea of Holes...    :o

--Bill
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: toesupwa on September 18, 2010, 04:51:34 PM
Leaked Report From CIA HQ In Langley Virgina:
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                          System Failure

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

System Back On line :STOP:

Code 1 System Red :STOP:

Target Destination Acquired :STOP:

Operatives Dispatch To Aalborg :STOP:

Locate Code Name 'Red Ocktober' Urgent :STOP:

END TRANSCRIPT:



Whats a 'Red Ocktober'?  {:-{
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on September 18, 2010, 06:00:14 PM
It has taken since August `08 to spot Norry`s deliberate mistake. %%  It wis him mister O0 anen he ran away. {-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: norry on September 18, 2010, 06:05:42 PM
...It Wasn,t Me Honest...Stavros did it and ran away...

Mr Stavros opened the World Tour Posting not me...
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on September 18, 2010, 07:20:38 PM
Case explained , thats how they spell it in Wales or Greece.  Sorry Norry.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 15, 2010, 04:41:04 PM
Some recently released pictures of agent "Red Olga" while she passed through the Low Countries while heading north (exact date and location withheld). Plainclothes Politie hover :embarrassed: in the background. This woman is dangerous and is believed to have returned to northern climes.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on November 29, 2010, 10:13:08 AM
Slightly more up to date intel-rep confirem that Red O has been in Denmark for an unknown length of time but is now moving south-east towards Sweden.  A blog has been started by Sune our Danish operative  http://ro-wt.blogspot.com
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: essex2visuvesi on November 29, 2010, 11:25:12 AM
Slightly more up to date intel-rep confirem that Red O has been in Denmark for an unknown length of time but is now moving south-east towards Sweden.  A blog has been started by Sune our Danish operative  http://ro-wt.blogspot.com

Should that not be North east?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: malcolmfrary on November 29, 2010, 01:06:57 PM
Should that not be North east?
Depends which bit of Denmark, and which bit of Sweden.  Could be a clue there.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Guy Bagley on November 29, 2010, 05:30:44 PM
clues getting blurry after lots of Akvavit !!!! -  %%
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on January 31, 2011, 05:20:59 PM
Crew`s navihic gation ociffer ss fed-up with cheap Danish lager and wants some goo Russian wodka.. plottting a course course for Sank Petershbrg , via somewhere in wheredoyecallit , where the blondes n Volvos come from , an nen along the way sideways on tha map.  Da East... to the Motherland and may favoouurite harboorshide bar. Maybe stop in Hells sink eh for a liddle drinky poo. :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 01, 2011, 06:05:44 PM
Swedish defense forces are on alert in case of intrusion into territorial waters by a certain renegade submarine <*< :police:
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 08, 2011, 10:58:34 AM
Red Oktober slipped into Stockholm inner harbour under the ice and was seen aboard a Swedish ferry.  Destination unknown, believed to be eastbound. Update when available. Various ploys to smuggle Red Oktober out of the country onboard this ferry have been less than successful , including disguised as a company vessel (wrong colour) and  adding a funnel.  Stowed in bilges of the engine room was not possible, too small a space. Crew abandoned attempts and told Red O to try their luck outside the Royal Palace where some passing tourists might take pity and help their journey towards Mother Russia.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 11, 2011, 09:11:56 AM
Thanks to the crew of the MV Dalaro for their help in getting the photographs in Stockholm . Mayhem er "Hama" is skipper of one of the ferries that service the Stockholm archipelago. The long established company also keep a couple of their vintage steamboats in operation for summer cruises www.waxholmsbolaget.se
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 12, 2011, 01:24:34 PM
Notorious femme fatal and super-spy "Red Olga" was spotted in a St Petersburg pet shop looking for "a mascot for a submarine crew", she said.  It is unknown if she made a purchase. She left as she " had a ferry to catch".
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: cos918 on February 13, 2011, 12:30:17 PM
Well the brave crew of Red Oktober had an idea on how to get home to get Vodka.
Take the Viking Line ferry to Helsinki the Transfer on to St Peterline and it is home.
First they need supplys for the trip so they visited the famous martime shop Nautiska Magasinet for supplys.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: cos918 on February 13, 2011, 12:33:09 PM
Part 2


John
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 13, 2011, 04:40:01 PM
What a trip Cos918, terrific pictures O0.  Bet you got a rake of ferry pictures to show us too O0.  I`ve been looking at some of the ice-breakers in the Baltic,great shapes for models.  :-))  So no strange looking woman in a red jacket with a tiger on a leash hanging about the docks in St Petersburg then ? :}
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: cos918 on February 13, 2011, 04:49:23 PM
St Peter line ferry was 2 1/2 hours late each way. On the way in we had to a hard turn in st peterburg harbour to get to the ferry terminal. We were making our own tracks throught the ice. I took over an hour with the help of tugs to get us turned and docked. Air temp - 20 deg cel
On the way back we got stuck over 4 times and we were the lead on a convoy of ships zig zaging our way throught. At one stage we had to back up and go full ahead and ram our way out.
My friend told be to day on her return trip to st peterburg she was over 3 hours late and need help from an ice breaker. In winter time this is one extream ferry route defently recomend

John
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 13, 2011, 05:39:17 PM
It was fascinating to watch on AIS tracker, I could see the stack of ships all coming to a halt except one which overtook them. When the Maria stopped it looked as if you had gone on stand-by near a disabled ship (Dutch freighter I think) I didn't think the overtaking one was an ice-breaker,(it was doing 7 and 9 knots at times.) to free  all of you. Exciting stuff.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: cos918 on February 14, 2011, 12:06:37 PM
there was a line of cargo ships.
Since we were on a ferry with a class A super ice hull and good power.
me and my frineds were gussing at what was unfolding  in these extream conditions captains help out other captains were possibel. I do rember one of the Silja captainas saying lane sepration gos out the window in thick ice.
So we were steam out on all 4 engines. we passed withen 20m of this line of gargo ships to help free them and give them a clear ice lane to follow. Duncan this is when we got stuck. we had to revers and ram our way out. we zig zaged for about hour or 2. then we stop and let the crago ship take the lead as the lead ship burns so much more fuel so the extra cost was of fuel was spread evenly by all shipping companys. We passed X2 russian ice breakers but they were inbound
My friends and I have done most of the baltic ferry routs bettwen us. We all agree this is the most extream in winter. There was a ferry that would have coped with this no problem and that was Finnjet. She had a fersom reputaion in ice and freeing other Silja and Viking ferrys



John
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 14, 2011, 12:40:53 PM
That is great to read John. Pity you didn`t have a laptop with you to follow the action and names of  the ships on AIS Shipping Tracker. Would have been even better in daylight to watch and film the action.  Must drop a hint to the Lady Muriel to see if she fancy s a sea cruise soon O0.  Hope you have thawed out OK by now, great effort. We need more models of the big ferries in these parts, very impressive.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on February 14, 2011, 07:23:03 PM
I wish I would have known, that would have been interesting to follow all those "dots" through a frozen sea.

 8)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 14, 2011, 08:36:36 PM
Umi , still same situation tonight (Monday 20.15 hrs UK time) with a queue of nine ships mainly freighters, one tanker and a Russian "beacon" ship which looks more like a large tug/ice-breaker "Ivan Kruzensht".   All seem to be static a few NM west of Kronshtadt. No sign of the ship Cos918 (John) was on, I wonder if the transponder gets ice covered or if they just switch it off.  It is  very useful to left click on the ship`s symbol and get photos , course and lots of other details.  www.marinetraffic.com/ais/
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 22, 2011, 11:35:57 AM
Red Oktober has made it back to Helsinki where it was photographed at a harbour-side restaurant which unfortunately was closed for the winter.  The owner of the establishment is now checking the liquor storeroom.  It is rumoured that this establishment is frequented by agents of other countries, including Red Olga and James Bond.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on March 24, 2011, 10:26:47 PM
Report 24th March 2011,  un-confirmed,  Red Oktober has been seen on a ferry in the Port of Tallinn, Estonia on the southern side of the Baltic Sea.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on April 15, 2011, 05:47:23 PM
Our harbourside spy has spotted Red Oktober trying to cadge a lift on a Greek lifeboat on the Island of Rhodes. Fed up with Baltic weather I suppose.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on April 15, 2011, 06:03:11 PM
This is, without doubt, the most insane series of posts I have ever seen, keep up the good work :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on April 15, 2011, 06:04:45 PM
Cannot think of a better use for a Springer either %%
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on April 15, 2011, 06:31:50 PM
It was going to go to see a submariner friend of yours in Corfu but couldnt get a lift, maybe next time. ;D
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Ghost in the shell on April 15, 2011, 08:28:01 PM
that greek lifeboat looks ex RNLI
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on April 16, 2011, 11:02:00 AM
Same colours Ghostie but probably not EX anything. It is a Lambro Halmatic 60 which I think is an Arun class in the RNLI. (I stand to be corrected)  www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellenic_Coast_Guard#Fleet  has all the details.  The suspicious looking character in picture made off with Red Oktober, Greek authorities have been informed  %)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: j22mdr on May 11, 2011, 06:19:42 PM
when will red oktober be coming back to the uk
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on May 15, 2011, 06:38:45 PM
Probably never !  It is trying to go round the world back to Toesup in California , going easterly.  Why do you ask ?  If you are going east we could divert it from the Baltic on it`s return from hols in Greece. Do you have a plan ????? :o
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on June 10, 2011, 09:07:21 AM
News filtering through the Baltic grapevine that Red O has been hiding in the historic submarine on an island off Helsinki !   Our agent (Codename "Pink Shirt" ) briefly had contact but Red O give him the slip and is on the run again.   msg ends.   
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on June 20, 2011, 07:44:57 AM
Just released secret photos of agent "Pink Shirt" attempting a capture inside Finland`s historic submarine Vesikko.  Red Oktober`s current track seems to be west along Baltic coast, suspect Sweden or Norway next destination. end msg.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: nick_75au on September 20, 2011, 11:39:40 AM
Red October seen in California at the Inland Nautical Society Regatta, or perhaps a double agent in disguise :o ;)

Nick
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on September 20, 2011, 04:42:55 PM
Maybe just in for barnacle scraping {:-{  I think it is a ruse...or is that a ruskie {-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Netleyned on September 22, 2011, 04:18:01 PM
Not a Farleys Ruskie   ;D  ;D  ;D

Ned
Title: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: big_bri on August 06, 2012, 07:53:47 PM
Anyone know the whereabouts of Red Oktober?
Title: Re: Red Oktober????
Post by: Arrow5 on August 06, 2012, 08:07:15 PM
Yup , she is girding her loins in Helsinki for a dash out of the Baltic before it freezes .  Could be heading south of the equator , more when the spy-pigeon gets it`s breath back.  You want a hold of red Bri ?   Goin` somewhere interesting ? :}
Title: Re: Red Oktober????
Post by: big_bri on August 06, 2012, 08:33:04 PM
Nah mate, just wondering where she was.
I have`nt heard about her for a while.
Title: Re: Red Oktober????
Post by: Arrow5 on August 06, 2012, 08:42:10 PM
Its been dossing/moonlighting  in a smart waterside restuarant, time to justify that Red star on its sail , hint  %)  :o O0!
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Sparky on April 23, 2013, 10:34:08 PM
Where is Red October now?
 
Vic.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Stavros on April 23, 2013, 10:41:13 PM
on SECRET manouvers SOMEWHERE
 
 
Stav......sorry could resist that one  {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on April 24, 2013, 02:55:26 AM
Could have gone to Australia for the Winter(summer down under) and perhaps
popping up in Japan for late cherry blossom celebration?  8)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: GAZOU on April 24, 2013, 09:19:09 AM
 >:-o
Hello
red Ocktober 's came in France but the person who has brought has not complied with the charter.
It has not circulated in France according to good practice.
We do not know where he is now.
sorry..........................................................
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on April 24, 2013, 12:42:57 PM
Latest intel reports that crew of Red O have mutinied due to wild "wimmin" and potent Finnish "likkor".  The appropriate authority has taken steps to round them up to continue the voyage.  Perhaps the "Auld Alliance" may be re-established Mon Ami.   Carrier pigeon  messages should be more frequent now the the Baltic ice has thawed and the Bad Boy can make a run south. :o O0   South of the equator a bit later.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: TheLongBuild on April 24, 2013, 01:54:08 PM
Where is the build thread for R.O ?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: cos918 on April 24, 2013, 01:57:25 PM
Where is Red October now?
 
Vic.
Been stuck in Helsinki Finnland for a good while now.

John
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on April 24, 2013, 02:48:41 PM
Where is the build thread for R.O ?
   I don't recall a build thread but you could look on RCGroups.com in the Dock Talk section of Boats. There is a Springer thread there , some hundreds of pages so it might be hard to find. The builder/owner is Toesup, sometimes comes on Mayhem, maybe Umi will know, she is roughly in that part of USA.  I believe Toes is concentration on photography at the moment.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on April 24, 2013, 04:07:31 PM
Been stuck in Helsinki Finnland for a good while now.

John
I still envy that trip in the ice, maybe next year.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on April 24, 2013, 04:23:34 PM
Where is Red October now?
 
Vic.
   You have a PM.  (Top secret communique from near the Arctic Circle, well it IS to snow this weekend :(( )
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on April 24, 2013, 06:28:23 PM
Build started in 2008... (And is missed back home)
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=522762&page=196&highlight=oktob#post8955190

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=522762&page=203&highlight=oktob#post9025976

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9035013&postcount=3087

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9044811&postcount=3112

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9049464&postcount=3118

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9067895&postcount=3133

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9135088&postcount=3198

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9156559&postcount=3223

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9162094&postcount=3231

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9163963&postcount=3237

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9169126&postcount=3250

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9172791&postcount=3263

 :-))

Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on April 24, 2013, 06:53:05 PM
Wow, on behalf of us all, thank you Aimee :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: GAZOU on April 24, 2013, 07:31:37 PM
 ok2 Arrow
I still envy that trip in the ice, maybe next year.
do not forget to go with the Brazilian :-))  {:-{ {:-{ {:-{
 
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on April 24, 2013, 08:48:02 PM
Brrrrrrrrr %% {-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: TheLongBuild on April 24, 2013, 09:42:02 PM
knew I had seen the build somewhere, Thanks  :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: cos918 on April 24, 2013, 09:53:02 PM
I still envy that trip in the ice, maybe next year.

It was some ferry trip ,as we were the lead ship on a convoy out of St Peterburg but the -26deg was cold.

John
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on May 29, 2014, 01:27:56 PM
Latest intelligence report suggests that some of the wild wimmin` that have been "harbouring" Red Oktober have dashed it to the ferryport and stowed it away on a southbound ship.  It looked for shelter with submariners in the former Soviet states of Estonia and Latvia.  Last seen with Viktor at his Riga Airfield base. Believed to be heading south to warmer climes. End
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: malcolmfrary on May 29, 2014, 09:19:30 PM
Arrow5 - just read your signature as a caption to the picture.     ;D
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on May 30, 2014, 09:09:22 AM
Details of Red O`s departure are as always , sketchy. It seems the the Finnish minder (codename  "Albatros") handed the traveler over to Red Olga at a harbour-side meeting after removal from hiding place in submarine Vesikki.  Ferry to Estonia to visit  submarine Lembit at Seaplane Harbour museum , Tallinn.  Border crossing to friendly ex-pilot and last seen flying south-west to destination unknown....to be continued :police:
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on August 28, 2014, 11:11:09 AM
Latest intel reports that Red Oktober has indeed re-crossed the North Sea and is now snooping about the Shetland Isles. Photographs from our man on the islands confirm this.  Possible route  or Northlink ferry "Hjatland" ?
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on August 28, 2014, 11:17:35 AM
...further evidence of intrusion into territorial waters by foreign vessel.  No doubt confused by certain moored ships.  Splinter paint on floatel "San Vitesse"
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on August 28, 2014, 11:33:38 AM
Was also spotted in Scalloway, the ancient capital of these islands, paying respects to the gallant men and women of the clandestine  "Shetland Bus" who served in the Great Patriotic War out of these waters to enemy occupied Scandinavia and beyond.   Reminders of an  earlier conflict is the 17th century cannon from the naval raids of the 2nd & 3rd Anglo-Dutch wars.  Oil related "floatels" in various bays and sheltered inlets seem to be a subject of interest.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: hama on October 21, 2014, 01:11:36 PM
Could it be that Red O is back in the Baltic, due to the increased activity by the Swedish Navy in the Stockholm archipelago? ok2
Hama
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on October 21, 2014, 02:07:11 PM
It is a known fact that Red Oktober left some deposits :o in the vicinity of the Swedish coast to confuse any searchers. %)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: vnkiwi on March 04, 2015, 08:45:16 AM
So, where is she now? %)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on March 04, 2015, 09:57:08 AM
latest intel suggests that it is sheltering in a fiord at North57 degrees pending a dash to southern waters.  Classified details on secure PM.  Love Olga :kiss:
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Stavros on March 04, 2015, 12:04:39 PM
Dont you think she should come home and visit us at MAYHEM
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on March 04, 2015, 12:21:18 PM
Home is in California USA {-)  but if it still in UK it might make a guest appearance. The crew are hoping for some southern sunshine and they don`t mean south of Hadrian`s wall :o
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: TheLongBuild on April 22, 2015, 11:58:06 PM
Did the website ever get set up ?.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on April 23, 2015, 10:36:59 AM
Nope, still thinking about that.  Meanwhile the traveller is resting up a fjord in the north.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 29, 2016, 09:22:56 PM
Red Oktober is on the move. It was seen fraternising with natives in City of Glasgow. Believed to be a staging post for a voyage further south , England is south so who knows. Updates when available.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 29, 2016, 09:58:57 PM
Pictured as Red Oktober blows cover to sail on Richmond Park pond in Glasgow.  Blue sky, thin ice, no wind, perfect.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: TheLongBuild on February 29, 2016, 10:21:55 PM
When did she return, Not coming to the Northwest anytime soon is she ?.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on February 29, 2016, 10:58:27 PM
A electronic carrier pigeon is knocking on your pixel receiver...hush. 8)  It (not she) has over-wintered in a drydock  at North57 but minus 11c caused dash south, Glasgow pond only had 1/8th" ice, gone by noon. Foray to Englandshire  being considered but top secret.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Klunk on March 01, 2016, 05:21:56 AM
Perhaps she might make a stop at Mayhem this year
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: norry on March 01, 2016, 01:30:26 PM
Mayhem ?????...."Mibbies Aye...........Mibbies Naw"...or as they say outside of Glasgow  "Maybe Yes........Maybe No"....
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Hellboy Paul on March 01, 2016, 01:45:34 PM
Changing the subject, I like the look of the fishing boat in your pic Arrow, do you know anything about it, (scratch built, kit etc)


Paul..
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on March 01, 2016, 02:03:10 PM
Norry will tell you. Highly detailed with fish boxes and gewgaws galore. ( so is the boat %))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Netleyned on March 01, 2016, 02:07:24 PM
Are you saying Norry smells of fish around the gewgaws?
 %) %) %)


Ned
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on March 01, 2016, 03:17:46 PM
He is as sweet as the morning dew I think.....but I`m not going to check even for you :o
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on March 01, 2016, 04:20:24 PM
Well after that distraction, I was going to tell Paul about some serious fishing boat hulls but had to clean the coffee off the keyboard.  Paul, there are some serious fishing boat hulls coming from the Barra Fishing Boat Mouldings outfit. They have a Facebook page , have a search.  Scale 1:30th because they are bulky.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on March 01, 2016, 05:38:35 PM
I think the word "fishing" needs to be left out, sorry.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on March 10, 2016, 10:07:01 AM
Red Oktober finally left the surly bonds of earth and took to the skies bound for Canada`s west coast. Agents are poised to put the renegade under surveillance upon arrival. RCMP (Mounties) have also been notified. It was last seen in the UK visiting a "model" shop.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: ray123 on March 10, 2016, 09:24:15 PM
it was duncan in hockley essex  getting valuable part for the long journey ahead ;) 
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on March 10, 2016, 09:37:12 PM
Thank you Ray, certain authorities prevented pictures to be posted by me, you must be using special equipment. I have archived my copies for future use.  Pleasant flight?  Sorry I didn't waive due to course deviation. {-)
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: mike_victoriabc on March 14, 2016, 06:18:47 PM
Red Oktober is now on an island off the westcoast of Canada preparing for it's next adventure outside. More information to follow.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: rjdowney on April 13, 2016, 11:08:54 PM
Red October surfaced in Nanaimo BC at Nanaimo Boat Modellers annual show and was met by HMCS Kitchener. At the close of the show Red October was released to continue on her world tour.
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 14, 2016, 06:55:00 PM
Via eMail to Mayhem ...


Copy of our club Binnacle showing Red visiting the group last meeting. I will have it at the Maple Bay Wooden Boat Festival  on the 21 – 22 (link to Maple Bay is in there on page 9 if interested). I think Ron Burchett will be back first week of June and will work on where it travels next. I have had a couple of requests to send it back east but no one is travelling that way.

Feel free to post our Binnacle on Mayhem or RC Groups.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B34-lNcGPN5KTUlPNzdjYzYtLVE (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B34-lNcGPN5KTUlPNzdjYzYtLVE)

Ron had a contact to send it to Australia but not sure if he followed up with it.

When it was in Nanaimo we had it in their pool – bit of water in the bilge. I thought it was coming in through the prop shaft but it was a hairline crack where the CA glue had let go. I’ve patched the crack inside with a bit of glass cloth and Cold Cure  then sloshed a good coat of S-1 epoxy sealer in there – that sealed it fairly well. Should be good for the next group. Also will provide another battery adapter to the Tamiya plug style – make it easier.

Sound like we are on the right track? Will have a couple of photo-ops hopefully as well when at Maple Bay.

Regards,
  Mike
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: cos918 on May 14, 2016, 09:21:27 PM
She has no Russian flag on her side


john
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on May 14, 2016, 10:11:50 PM
There are flags on the stbd side too, might be a modern Russian one there.  The red star should be OK though :-))
Title: Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
Post by: Arrow5 on May 15, 2016, 09:17:10 AM
There are flags on the stbd side too, might be a modern Russian one there.  The red star should be OK though :-))
Oh Oh, I`ve  just seen photos of starboard side....NO FLAGS :o!!!!  Maybe someone will add a Russian Federation flag at some point on it`s journey :embarrassed:  See Ray123 in post #361 in this thread.
Title: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: norry on March 21, 2017, 07:22:58 PM
...Hi Guys...


RED OKTOBER came up in a conversation at the club on Sunday as it was our guys who took her to Ellesmere Port last year prior to a planned trip to Canada...
Did RED OKTOBER make it back across the pond ?...If not where is she now ?...


...Best Regards...Norry...
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 22, 2017, 01:10:30 AM
 Topic merged  :-)
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: mike_victoriabc on March 22, 2017, 02:25:29 PM
Good Morning - Red Oktober is currently up island at Ron's place waiting to see where it heads next.
I received an e-mail from Umi this morning as well - perhaps it can make one more visit to the north end of Vancouver Island before leaving. Have some work up in port McNeil and it might look good meeting up with the Numas Warrior there for a few photos together.
It's in good shape, packed in its container and ready to travel.
Regards, Mike
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Antipodes on March 22, 2017, 08:04:17 PM
Send it down under!!  %%
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Klunk on March 23, 2017, 12:32:14 AM
would have been nice to gt her back for Mayhem! maybe next year
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on March 23, 2017, 03:56:06 AM
would have been nice to gt her back for Mayhem! maybe next year

Hmmm.

Australia, New Zealand?, Japan...We were hoping to get it home, to it's owner in California...  {:-{
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Arrow5 on March 26, 2017, 10:01:03 AM
It would have been good to see a model boat circumnavigate the globe going eastwards but the opportunity to re-cross the Atlantic was too good to miss. Planned Oz courier let us down three years in a row sadly.  Perhaps Red and crew will resurface amongst the lumberjack and will be OK !  A few people in Canada were on the welcoming list too , Mounted Police for instance.   Toesup must be missing his wandering protégé.
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: norry on March 26, 2017, 12:35:01 PM
Come On Guys...Where are the Pictures.?...

Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: mike_victoriabc on April 03, 2017, 04:26:15 PM
Red made an appearance at the Nanaimo Boat Club's show from Thursday to Sunday - Nanaimo is located on the east side of Vancouver Island.


Waiting to see where it heads next.
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 03, 2017, 07:17:39 PM
 
Still looks in good shape!  :-))
 Is she still fully functional?
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: mike_victoriabc on April 03, 2017, 11:41:41 PM
It didn't come over with any electronics - last time I had it in the pond I used a setup from one of my springers - there are a variety of connectors with leads that travel with it.


I also gave the innards a good brushing of S-100 when it first arrived to seal the inside (outlined in an earlier posting)


We'll take a photo of the case that it travels in and post it.
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Arrow5 on April 04, 2017, 09:04:54 AM
Here you go Mike. The original travelling crate was on the heavy side so it was jettisoned in Helsinki for airline cabin travel in rucksack.  The current crate is blue foam and half the weight of the original wooden one.   No electronics or batteries are carried because of current security concerns at airports. Wonder where it is bound now, there a few Canadians and Americans that might like to sail it if we can get it to them free or cheap. Any ideas ?
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: mike_victoriabc on April 04, 2017, 02:18:40 PM
Thanks for posting these - the case is still in good shape.
Should hear about its next destination shortly.
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on May 28, 2017, 01:44:28 AM
Red Oktober intercepted at the Canadian US Border, and held.
Minions assist in escape to new waters.
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: mike_victoriabc on May 28, 2017, 02:58:19 PM
Looks like it has left Vancouver Island heading south.
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Nemo on June 06, 2017, 08:42:16 PM
I am doing a transatlantic round trip in August on QM2. We visit Halifax and New York. Wishful thinking that maybe it could get a free ride back across the pond with me?
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Arrow5 on June 11, 2017, 12:10:36 PM
Tovarishch Nemo,  mayhaps the captain and crew of Red Oktober would like a bit of capitalist luxury but alas they would be going the wrong way plus it is now within striking distance of comrade Toesup, our illustrious designer/builder`s dry-dock that to reverse direction now might be a bit counter productive.   My  Australian friends are back in UK for their hols until Sept/Oct so maybe the topic will re-surface (sorry) over a wine glass or two during their stay. Then a complete circumnavigation could be back on track, NZ, China, Japan all have enthusiasts waiting to assist.  I will contact you if the Aussies co-operate, their son is a seaman out of Newcastle NSW and a strong union member with dozens of contacts sailing the Pacific so maybe a good wine down by the loch some summer evening...... :} Dosvidanya
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on June 11, 2017, 07:18:01 PM
Rumors of Australia via Bahrain, but just rumors...

 O0
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Nemo on June 13, 2017, 11:05:13 PM
Привет Duncan!  Plenty of caviar on the Queen for the Skipper and Crew of RO! Also, several nice swimming pools for a luxurious dip, or maybe even a tow across the pond :} Rab.
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Arrow5 on August 08, 2017, 02:54:08 PM
Nemo, when is your Queen trip ?   Be sure to look up the Bard`s statue in a certain city and answer the "where in the world" question.
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: mike_victoriabc on August 08, 2017, 03:28:31 PM
Lost track of Red when it ventured south of the border - with regattas coming up, perhaps it will make an appearance?
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Arrow5 on August 10, 2017, 08:55:03 PM
Come out , come out where ever you are ! >>:-(
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on August 14, 2017, 12:53:21 AM
Ees meetink vith sooply ship und Rooshian spy trawlers....
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Arrow5 on August 16, 2017, 11:04:11 PM
Thank you comrade Umi, understand exact  location not divulged for security reasons. Remind crew that Roubles can still buy beer in Ullapool harbour pub even though the Klondykers don't call anymore.
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on September 04, 2017, 07:09:56 PM
SomeWhatcom where on the US west coast....
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on February 05, 2018, 10:53:39 PM
Peeking out of the darkness of Winter.

"One ping Vasilly, one ping only."
 :o
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 05, 2018, 11:17:45 PM
 
She's alive!
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: jarvo on February 06, 2018, 08:14:51 AM
And looking in superb condition, the CIA are keeping her well supported


Mark
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Arrow5 on February 06, 2018, 10:24:29 AM
und die KGB issue Amerikanski T-shirt is not good for to mix mit die native ladies. We cut wood all day to buy the Koka Kola. is nice, beer ist nyt good.
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Arrow5 on February 06, 2018, 10:26:23 AM
Vee make change to go next lumberjack place.
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on February 08, 2018, 06:05:25 PM
What? They've gone to plaid! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP6DXoNKITc)

Alternate facts and some other photophekary?  :P
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 09, 2018, 10:34:54 AM

Fantastic view.

What a stunning location.     :-))

Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Stavros on February 09, 2018, 11:31:39 AM
About time she appeared at wicksteed this year


Dave
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Klunk on February 09, 2018, 11:57:18 AM
Would be nice to get her back to the UK.
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on February 09, 2018, 05:05:04 PM
Yes, however the owner does live in California.  ok2

Nothing suspicious... just a normal line of black cars...
Title: Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
Post by: Netleyned on February 09, 2018, 05:47:43 PM
Take her down to San Diego to lay alongside
a boomer  :-))
Ned

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Post by: Arrow5 on February 09, 2018, 05:49:06 PM
Original idea was for it to go round the world and meet Springerites in foreign parts and eventually back to the the builder the expat Brit pirate known as Toesup in California. A very generous offer of a quicker return to the Americas was accepted after an extended tour of Europe and it is now somewhere  between nor-west Pacific coast and the pirates top secret hide-away.    Madam Umiski, are those black automobiles domestic products or imports from Moskovich factory in Ukraine . Do people in those cars wear 1950s USA style dark glasses or modern  Russian oligarch style, ie Gucci or similar?  :o
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Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on February 10, 2018, 06:25:42 PM
Picket ship in the Pacific finds bottled message... possible confirmation to black cars.
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Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on February 20, 2018, 08:57:08 PM
Red October refuses to surface... <*<
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Post by: jarvo on February 20, 2018, 09:41:13 PM
Sorry Captain, the bean curry is working though!!!!!!
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Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on February 26, 2018, 03:47:17 AM
Agents have been able to photograph Red Oktober.   :o

Red October surfaced, and was  intercepted. Negotiations have led to resupply so that
RO may continue on its mission. Unfortunately, no landmarks could be identified in the photos to
indicate RO's current location.
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Post by: mike_victoriabc on February 26, 2018, 04:00:57 PM
Must be south of here - water looks free of ice......
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Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on February 28, 2018, 03:24:00 AM
New aerial photograph appears to have captured Red Oktober exiting a stone channel, or canal.
Location still unidentified, agents are working furiously to identify the anonymous source of the photographs.
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Post by: Neil on February 28, 2018, 12:41:19 PM

New aerial photograph appears to have captured Red Oktober exiting a stone channel, or canal.
Location still unidentified, agents are working furiously to identify the anonymous source of the photographs.




 {-) {-) {-) %% %% %% :-)) :-))
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Post by: ballastanksian on February 28, 2018, 10:08:15 PM
Does it eat smaller boats to stay alive?
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Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on March 03, 2018, 06:08:55 AM
Quote
Does it eat smaller boats to stay alive?

Boat's gotta be fed...  :-))

Agents tracking Red Oktober have managed to deliver a view of the local landscape.
 
 However, it is still unclear where Red Oktober is sailing.
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Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on March 04, 2018, 08:24:33 AM
Ueda-san, our latest agent found a clearing in the clouds.
Location of Red Oktober is confirmed. Locals are friendly.

 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: tugmad on March 04, 2018, 08:59:17 AM
Lookouts beware of long lance torpedoes.
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Post by: ballastanksian on March 04, 2018, 09:55:12 PM

Come on Umi, when you see Red eating Swans pick him up and make him spit them out. They make him ill  :}


It is good to see him 'Swanning around'  %)

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Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on March 05, 2018, 07:37:04 PM
It's the "Kami-swan" on the lake that is the real issue.  %)
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Post by: Arrow5 on March 12, 2018, 08:23:41 AM
An exhausted carrier pigeon has arrived with pictures of a meeting with far eastern supply ship disguised as Victorian steamship. Conformation that current location is indeed Japan.  Speculation about radio controlled mechanical swans and fake news photos of mount  Fujiyama are unfounded.
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Post by: Arrow5 on March 12, 2018, 09:26:59 AM
The crew swapped Red Olga`s famous red jacket for a couple of bottles of good  scotch whisky, the local saki was not to their liking. Russian vodka was not an option.
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Post by: mike_victoriabc on March 12, 2018, 02:10:24 PM
Both good choices of scotch!
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Post by: ballastanksian on March 12, 2018, 09:49:42 PM
He needs something good to wash the swans and smaller boats down with  O0
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Post by: Arrow5 on March 17, 2018, 10:50:35 AM
Long range pigeon U2 returned with pictures of  Japanese Ninja turtles attempt to board Red October. An escape was effective and heading was determined to be an area renowned for cherry blossom festival at this time of year, maybe hoping for some good saki.
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Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on March 18, 2018, 11:42:28 PM
Long range pigeon U2 returned with pictures of  Japanese Ninja turtles attempt to board Red October. ...


Teenagers... %)
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 19, 2018, 12:49:28 AM
 
Had to think about that one!   {-)   {-)
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 29, 2018, 02:23:18 PM

Just popped up on Utube...


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Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on March 29, 2018, 06:21:10 PM
Great Find Martin.  :-))

 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: mike_victoriabc on March 29, 2018, 11:23:23 PM
Great Video!


Good to see it's running well.
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Post by: Arrow5 on March 30, 2018, 08:07:42 PM
The famous Japanese cherry blossom is early this year and caught out Red Oktober`s black colour while trying to hide in an orchard.  Suggestions to paint the craft pink as camouflage were rejected by the crew to the point of mutiny ! Two crew members  abstained. %) 
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Post by: derekwarner_decoy on March 30, 2018, 09:39:53 PM
I wonder if anyone has considered sending a link of this magnificent thread to Mr Putin? :-X .......Derek
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Post by: Arrow5 on March 31, 2018, 08:03:03 AM
I`m sure Mr Putin knows about this.  During a visit to ST Petersburg during a Baltic trip the courier only allowed a photo shoot in the port.
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Post by: Arrow5 on April 15, 2018, 09:18:05 AM
Co-opted into the Japanese National Defense Force and flying the Naval Ensign , the crew of Red Oktober are getting used to rice and fish diet, they infiltrated a defense facility only to find that HMS Sutherland was already there. No doubt M had been informed of this dangerous maneuver. Photos when Robo-pigeon recovers from long flight...batteries need recharged.
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 18, 2018, 10:25:40 PM
 
Some interesting stuff sent in by Cameron...


(http://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/04/18/DSCF9928---2.jpg)

(http://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/04/18/DSC03129.jpg)

(http://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/04/18/DSC03135.jpg)

(http://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/04/18/DSC03143-21.jpg)

(http://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/04/18/DSC03145-1.jpg)

(http://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/04/18/DSCF9910-1.jpg)

(http://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/04/18/DSCF9917-1.jpg)

(http://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/04/18/DSCF9919.jpg)
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 18, 2018, 10:29:36 PM
 
 ....  more from Cameron.






(http://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/04/18/img324.jpg)

(http://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/04/18/img325.jpg)

(http://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/04/18/img326.jpg)

(http://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/04/18/img328.jpg)

(http://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/04/18/img330.jpg)
 
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Post by: mike_victoriabc on April 18, 2018, 10:48:15 PM
Great photos - location is ideal there.


We were hoping to get Red a visit to our Canadian sub but it didn't work out.


Interesting to see where it travels to next.
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Post by: jarvo on April 19, 2018, 07:14:27 AM
Great photos, but i would love to know what the magazine write-up said, looks to be very comprehensive


Mark
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Post by: Arrow5 on April 21, 2018, 12:21:58 PM
Yes it is pretty comprehensive article but red Oktober is the only the only model boat in the magazine, apart from an ad showing an air-boat.  The title in red on the cover is repeated in English under the Japanese characters , Radio Control Technique.  The whole R/C scene is covered with articles on just about everything , with the domestic modelling scene and slope soaring in Europe covered. Safety and design,engine lists, drones, airfoils etc as well as events are much the same style as European magazines . It is a hefty tome at 178 pages on good quality paper. Lots of advertisements similar to most magazines but maybe some clues to what is coming next to us.  I don't know the cost per issue , Ithink it may be monthly as there is a 5 and 2018 on the cover.  They have a Facebook page  http://www.facebook.com?radiocontroltech  which no doubt will have you on some sort of government list in Asia and elsewhere  %)     Mr Ueda Yuichi, the current holder of Red O , kindly sent me a copy of the magazine. The hunt is now on for a translator , Loch Ness seems like a good stake-out place now that the tourist season is upon us.  Where the renegade is going to turn up next is anybody`s guess.
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 21, 2018, 08:45:56 PM
 
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Post by: Arrow5 on June 15, 2018, 04:05:30 PM
Due to maxsecure in the China Sea information from the Far East has been sparse, however our valiant pigeon has come through with photos of Red Oktober`s visit to Chiba to sail with a 1/200th scale fleet.   No geishas were present :(( 
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Post by: Arrow5 on June 15, 2018, 04:11:10 PM
Other civilian type vessels were there too, including a pair of Springers.
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Post by: Arrow5 on June 15, 2018, 04:52:46 PM
An IJN submarine escorted Red O to a safe haven for R&R.
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Post by: Arrow5 on June 15, 2018, 04:57:11 PM
Welcome party at dock.suspect security risk
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Post by: SteamboatPhil on June 15, 2018, 10:33:13 PM
Humm Duncan are you sure the mods will allow such models of the non boating type........ %%


Nice to still Red is still afloat, I remember it passing through my sticky paws (via Stavros) many years ago..then sent on ...to.....well it was a long time ago  :embarrassed:
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Post by: mike_victoriabc on June 15, 2018, 10:57:37 PM
Great photos of Red's travels - gradually visiting other parts of the world.
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Post by: Arrow5 on June 16, 2018, 09:12:15 AM
Humm Duncan are you sure the mods will allow such models of the non boating type........ %%



Phil. of course they will.....cant you see the nautical connection, pirate lady and sailor dress on another model too.
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Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on June 16, 2018, 05:22:53 PM
Actually each of the girls represent a WWII ship from the card game Kantai Collection, or KanColle.
The girl on the left is one of the Kongo class battleships. ok2

Near as I can tell, the girl on the right end is Kashima, a Katori Class Training Cruiser
 
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Post by: Arrow5 on June 17, 2018, 07:46:07 AM
Thank you Umi...... see Phil....security risk ! O0
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Post by: Arrow5 on August 31, 2018, 10:28:06 AM
Red Oktober reported to be on the move, destination unknown.  Details when available.
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Post by: Arrow5 on August 31, 2018, 11:24:55 AM
Red Oktober has had a final sail in Japan with Mr Uichi Ueda`s  "Stout" Springer and "African Queen"..... Sayonara and thanks for being a good host.  A Pacific crossing seems likely !
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Post by: mike_victoriabc on August 31, 2018, 01:50:44 PM
Heading south?
Looks like it continues to travel well.
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Post by: Arrow5 on August 31, 2018, 05:52:18 PM
Heading south?
Looks like it continues to travel well.
   East I believe 8)