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Billyruffian

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« on: November 13, 2008, 09:34:13 AM »

Absolutely fantastic John.

Following you clear and concise builds for me, is like serving a modelling apprenticeship.

i have done the beginners build, I am part way through the Cervia - as you know due to my constant emails and now I know what the next build will be.

I doubt you will realise just how great a help you have been - very many thanks John.

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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 10:46:55 AM »

Amazing John, all that in one day and you said I was fast.  :-))
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 10:57:12 AM »

Amazing John, all that in one day and you said I was fast.  :-))

I guess his missus must be feeding him THREE shreaded wheat every morning.

If you don't mind my chipping in my tuppeny-worth............ Your usual top-notch quality work, Bluebird. Your photos' speak volumes, so take a medal for your photography skills and all.
By the by....
Love those little black and red arrows.
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 11:02:19 AM »

She had a sister-ship called the George Spashett
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=48053
Which had an interesting life and would give anyone an opportunity to change the plans slightly.
She became the Golden Promise FR186 , converted into a port/starboard side trawler and had a whaleback fitted. Went to South Africa in 1971-72 to teach them how to trawl but it wasn't a success. She was left down there for a few years but the family that owned her went back down for her to bring her back when she was renamed Magnificent PD250 and converted into a seine net vessel
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=27336
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=856
Finally scuttled by as a diving wreck off Fort William about 10 years ago

http://www.senseofplacesuffolk.co.uk/calm/images/Suffolk/LRO_1300_72_42_47.jpg
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2008, 08:51:13 PM »

Very nice John.

Nice tidy workroom.

Now you have finished that you can come down and give me a hand with mine.

I've just gone down with a stinking cold which is going to slow me up again.  >>:-(
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2008, 09:16:11 PM »

Wonderful John.
.... when are you next out of the house for a couple of hours?  :}
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2008, 09:18:46 PM »

So that's where you have been hiding. %)

Well Done - Another superb model

Ive been recovering from a bad bout of Bronchitis - when your finished with Dicky - my house next please ;)

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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2008, 08:28:02 AM »

Hi mate
Nice one again  :-))

Now to do the word/pdf/cd file  for my library  :}

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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2008, 08:06:22 AM »

are we allowed to make pdf files for our own personal use, would love to read them when on nights
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2008, 08:21:35 AM »

are we allowed to make pdf files for our own personal use, would love to read them when on nights

All Members of Mayhem are free to print off threads from here.
So fill your boots.
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2008, 08:22:36 AM »

Another great build John
Thanks
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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2008, 12:54:04 PM »

was at johns house last week and held the model,,, its a crackin build,,,, well done matey  :-))
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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2008, 04:56:56 PM »

Thank you for taking the time to post a very thorough build log.
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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2008, 06:34:31 PM »

was at johns house last week and held the model,,, its a crackin build,,,, well done matey  :-))
I'll bet it wasn't wet Brian.

I told John he should make them and send them down to me to sail. ok2
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« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2008, 01:30:18 PM »

Hi John
Finished, it was  a very large build this time 16 pages in nine parts  :-))  :-))  :-))

Have you started the *** ********* *** yet ?  :}

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« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2009, 12:30:52 AM »

A bit late in the day but would just like to say  - A Lovely model and a stunning build log. It brings back some good memories as I began my working life at Richards as an apprentice welder but on the ancilliary/repair side of the yard.

Although that was ten years after the Henrietta, George (and Frederick) were built they were still rivetting the hulls and some of the superstructure too but welding was gradually taking over.

Spent many an hour down Lowestoft docks on repair work and remember these boats very well, out of so many they had a particularly nice shape and had lots of character. Welded up quite a few trawl winches too!

I hope your model sails as well as she looks. Congratulations an a superb piece of work all round.

Regards - Ramon
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« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2009, 08:07:06 PM »

Hi there Ramon, thank you very much for the comments on the build.   I do wish I had known you were working at the yards - it would have helped me when I was first setting off building this model - but that is the way it goes  :-) .    No doubt when I put the model in the water (when the weather improves) will post a few pictures on the forum.  :-)) :-)) :-))

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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2009, 11:59:58 AM »

John,

As with Ramon this is a bit late in the day but truth is, I have only just seen this build.
Very detailed instructions for a wonderful trawler, and is there a place on this site where you have it in the water and are you building another boat as detailed as this one?
Regards,

Ron. :-))
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2009, 06:21:44 PM »

You have done me proud John, only other model I have seen to my plan of the drifter was built by a lad in Argentina!
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« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2009, 08:30:19 PM »

hi there

an unexpected trip to the lake with the better half tonight - went to Roker Lake, Sunderland - and, as you can see the dreaded green algae is working its magic on the water - so just to prove to Dicky that the fishing trawler does sail - and I do remember to take me camera every now and then, just when you have an extra pair of hands with ya - it makes life easier.  :-)) :-))

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