Model Boat Mayhem

Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: Bryan Young on March 06, 2007, 06:07:56 PM

Title: Cable Repair Ship "Norseman"
Post by: Bryan Young on March 06, 2007, 06:07:56 PM
This posting crashed and hence the delay.
"Norseman" was built by John Brown in 1923. (with her sistership "Mirror"). I had 2 years on "Norseman" based in Rio de Janeiro in the early 1960's. Living in a museum.
Title: Re: Cable Repair Ship "Norseman"
Post by: farrow on October 26, 2007, 02:55:13 PM
From what I can see of your photos, she looks super. I know what you mean about living in a museum, I served on the St Margaret's of 1943 a MoD cable ship for 2 years.
Dave
Title: Re: Cable Repair Ship "Norseman"
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 26, 2007, 05:32:45 PM

I wonder if some clever modeller has ever made a cable laying ship that did lay a cable across your pond?!?!  :D
Title: Re: Cable Repair Ship "Norseman"
Post by: Bryan Young on October 26, 2007, 11:20:47 PM
Why did that lot suddenly re-surface? This model (and photos) go back to 1994/5, I like to think I have improved since then!
Title: Re: Cable Repair Ship "Norseman"
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 27, 2007, 08:03:23 PM


There's a lot of stuff on this forum Bryan.... and some of us are just a bit slow catching up ::)
Title: Re: Cable Repair Ship "Norseman"
Post by: dougal99 on October 27, 2007, 08:28:01 PM
Why did that lot suddenly re-surface? This model (and photos) go back to 1994/5, I like to think I have improved since then!

But only posted in March of this year  8)
Title: Re: Cable Repair Ship "Norseman"
Post by: Bryan Young on November 06, 2007, 11:12:32 PM
It would be reasonably easy to lay a telephone cable across the average model boating lake...but an entirely different thing indeed to pick it up again. Good thought for those sleepless nights though.