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Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: Tritsch on May 28, 2010, 11:20:22 AM

Title: New Member
Post by: Tritsch on May 28, 2010, 11:20:22 AM
Just a note to introduce myself - I'm Tony Tritschler from Bungendore NSW which is a small village about 25Km outside of Canberra. I'm relatively new to ship modelling although I have fond memories of building and "sailing" a couple of hydroplanes powered by a 1.5cc Frog diesel over 50 years ago, ( I still have that little engine). That was when I was living on the NE coast, West Hartlepool. For the last 40 odd years we've lived in Australia, at present on a 45 acre "hobby farm".
I'm currently building a model drifter from scratch. At this stage the hull is completed and fibreglassed and I'm about to sort out placement of battery, servos motor etc. Progress at times is slow, like most retirees, life seems busier than it was when I was working. 
I've already found the forum useful looking up the building of scale trawlers etc   

Thank you for the welcome
    Tony Tritschler
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: tigertiger on May 28, 2010, 02:36:16 PM
Hi Tony

Welcome aboard. You will see there are several members in Oz already.

Good bunch.  :-))
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: BarryM on May 28, 2010, 04:50:37 PM
Welcome Tony,

I know what you mean about life seeming busier when you retire. The wife sees to that!  O0


Barry M
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: sheerline on May 28, 2010, 06:59:45 PM
Welcome to the Mayhem, I'm sure you will enjoy the experience and the blokes on here are tremendously helpful. I believe you have a very active model following down there in your neck of the woods.
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: Jimmy James on May 28, 2010, 08:25:15 PM
British West Hartlepool , %)  Had quite a reputation at one time  {:-{ ( Something to do with monkeys I think) I'ved Sailed in and out of there a few times--- Any way welcome to the mad house ---Sane people are welcome ---But don't tend to last very long  :-))
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: Peter Fitness on May 28, 2010, 11:43:09 PM
Hi Tony, welcome to the growing band of Aussie modellers on Mayhem from another Aussie. I'm a bit further north than you, where the weather is warmer in winter than Bungendore  O0

How about some photos of your drifter, we would love to see them.

Title: Re: New Member
Post by: Martin13 on May 29, 2010, 12:05:50 AM
G'Day Tony,

Another Aussie.

With your location you should try and contact ACT Model Boat Club - a great bunch of guys and close to you.

Anyhow, Welcome to the forum

Martin du
I envy those 45 acres