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Title: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: warspite on August 15, 2006, 12:45:01 AM
I was wondering if anyone remembered going to the ellesmere show one august bank holiday, from what i remember was to celebrate a particular date, where upstairs in the main traders hall there was a small conference room, the room was laid out with tables around the edge and a centre section, at the back of the centre section was what i think was a static model of a cable and wireless cable laying ship, superb detail, does anyone know if this ship ever existed or was what was planned to be built before cable and wireless cable laying operations were bought out, as i have not found any reference to this ship any where on the web.

thanks
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: ron h on August 15, 2006, 09:23:27 AM
Yes it did exist, Jimmy only builds ships he can get aboard and take photo,s of.
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: warspite on August 15, 2006, 07:55:39 PM
do you know what it is called and who owns the vessel (actual ship that is - not the model), was the model a static?
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: Red_Hamish on August 15, 2006, 09:47:51 PM
Hello all, the Cable laying vessels owned and operated until 1999 by Cable & Wireless were taken over by Global Marine. You can try their website  http://www.globalmarinesystems.com/cap_installation.asp  for information . Hope this helps

cheers

Jim
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: ron h on August 15, 2006, 10:44:26 PM
Yes, It was static.
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: warspite on August 15, 2006, 11:06:42 PM
i looked at this site several months ago and it shows all the various old packet steamer types and a few specialist versions, but not the one at the show, which for all intent and purpose had the look of a cross channel ferry, supurb model, i liked the sea bed rover and the detail it had.
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: ron h on August 15, 2006, 11:51:12 PM
The ship is on that site , its called CABLE RETRIEVER,
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: warspite on August 16, 2006, 06:52:16 PM
do you know any one who has a picture of the model it seemed longer than the company site photo and like i said i was sure it was almost like a ferry
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: ron h on August 16, 2006, 11:18:41 PM
do you know any one who has a picture of the model it seemed longer than the company site photo and like i said i was sure it was almost like a ferry


Yes me , when I find them on my disc,s
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: ron h on August 16, 2006, 11:43:47 PM
How,s this
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: ron h on August 16, 2006, 11:46:29 PM
I have a lot more if you want to see them, but will have to make smaller to fit site requirements.
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: warspite on August 17, 2006, 05:46:21 PM
for some reason i dont rember it looking like that !

For a start the ship had the world emblem as well, or have i gone cookoo in my old age and thinking of another vessel?
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: warspite on August 17, 2006, 06:37:29 PM
Can you remember what the room was set up for, some event / special day, i think there was something to do with a military event or a talk by a guest, alzheimers gets us all one way or another, what was we talking about?

do you have a pictures of all of jimmy boats?
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: ron h on August 17, 2006, 06:55:09 PM
Can you remember what the room was set up for, some event / special day, i think there was something to do with a military event or a talk by a guest, alzheimers gets us all one way or another, what was we talking about?

do you have a pictures of all of jimmy boats?



Most of them I posted in scale ships.
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: ron h on August 17, 2006, 06:57:59 PM
I just remembered, he built the ST COLUMBA a car ferry a lot of years ago. :o :o
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: warspite on August 17, 2006, 07:18:24 PM
do you know if they still have the photos, couldnt see a web address for anything called that
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: warspite on August 17, 2006, 10:55:10 PM
anyone else have photos of that show?

don't remember the date, a few years ago.

anyone from the NWMBC horwich remember it?
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: ron h on August 17, 2006, 10:57:34 PM
If you do a google, type in STENA HIBERNIA they change her name,
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: warspite on August 17, 2006, 11:17:09 PM
and scale ships address?

or does any of the clubs have pictures of jimmy's boat, seen the one on mayhem's link to the model exibt in warwickshire 2005, drilling rig support vessel - outstanding workmanship, stated he had another 7 ships
Title: Re: Cable and wireless at ellesmere years ago
Post by: ron h on August 17, 2006, 11:23:11 PM
Its over 12 years since Jimmy built that vessel, he may have built 7 , but he has sold quite a few. he has not got the room for many, I have no photo,s of ST COLUMBA