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Title: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: Z750Jay on April 30, 2014, 03:33:46 PM
So whats everyone doing this probably rain free bankholiday  weekend?
I have managed to keep my SWMBO comitments down to Monday afternoon so Sunday looks like sailing day.
If I can get the Springer's play thing built (its a crane barge) and the weather is kind - new forced draught venting to keep the motor cool will let he rain in.
If the bits arrive to replace the mast in my Dragonforce 65 I might even get let out to play on Sat as  well :}
If the weather turns to the usual soggy mess then it will be building the crane part of the barge - if the bits arrive in time.
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: rem2007 on April 30, 2014, 05:51:32 PM
http://www.bathandwest.com/south-west-model-hobby/3/cGFjaWQ9NTc0MTYmZWlkPTIxOA==
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: tonyO on April 30, 2014, 06:04:22 PM
Hi
Why can't you write in full. What is SWMBO?
Old timer
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: Z750Jay on April 30, 2014, 06:06:10 PM
Very tempted to ride the bike up there on Sunday while wifey is watching the F1 and Moto GP on TV. That way She Who Must Be Obeyed will be kept happy
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: Netleyned on April 30, 2014, 06:58:10 PM
Wifey will have a long wait for the Spanish Grand Prix.
It is the following weekend {-)

Ned
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: rem2007 on April 30, 2014, 09:59:38 PM
Very tempted to ride the bike up there on Sunday while wifey is watching the F1 and Moto GP on TV. That way She Who Must Be Obeyed will be kept happy
...pop round the Sedgemoor stand and say hello.

Robert
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: essex2visuvesi on April 30, 2014, 10:19:29 PM
weather permitting I shall be putting up a new workshop.
Dad has retired today so we bought him a workshop.... was actually my mums idea to keep out from under her feet lol
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: Big Ada on May 01, 2014, 05:45:43 PM
Hi
Why can't you write in full. What is SWMBO?
Old timer

She who must be obeyed.
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: triumphjon on May 01, 2014, 05:52:57 PM
hopfully sailing my dragon force on saturday , was hoping to go to the bath and west but its now leicester on sunday morning , & west wycombe sunday afternoon back to the depot for monday morning to offload then back to leicester again on monday

Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: Netleyned on May 01, 2014, 05:53:53 PM
Or for Essex.
Shed Works Must be Organised %% %


Ned.
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: sparkey on May 01, 2014, 06:06:11 PM
 ;) Looks like SWMBO has organised my weekend,but you never know might be able to creep out for a sail,that is weather permitting,Ray. ;)   
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: Rottweiler on May 01, 2014, 06:30:45 PM
attending the Abbey Hill Steam Rally in Yeovil.A first for me.Already very happy,nice people running the model tent are very friendly and helpful.Site has made up roads,so no mud.Looks like its going to be huge! I have my model Lifeboats on display,and as usual will hopefully raising some donations for the RNLI.
Sadly cant add a photo as I forgot to bring my adapter with me !
Mick F
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: Z750Jay on May 05, 2014, 01:30:50 PM
Despite all the unexpected people popping in and things SWMBO thought up to do at the last minute,  I managed to get my Dragonforce built and onto the water.
Had the whole lake to my self for an hour and a half before the dreaded pedlows started to fill the lake which at least made sailing exciting but called it a day after too many close calls
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: tony23 on May 05, 2014, 02:26:41 PM
got my old Triumph out today a first for this year and going for a nice country ride around Epping Forest then for a cuppa at the Ace Cafe.
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: Z750Jay on May 05, 2014, 02:30:57 PM
Cool.
I also got the bonus of going to the lake on the Yamaha and back via 30 miles of twisty Hampshire roads - only a slow ride as the boat was on the back but it was nice to be out before the usual Sunday road racers were out
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: tony23 on May 05, 2014, 02:32:14 PM
wow, how do you a boat on the back of a bike
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: Z750Jay on May 05, 2014, 02:49:28 PM
Got a case for the boat, it's about four and a bit feet long and sits across the rear seat against the  top box. Helps that the bike is an adventure tourer so is a tadge huge anyway. Just have to remember that I can not filter like I normally do!
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: Liverbudgie on May 05, 2014, 04:03:10 PM
Went to see and photograph the bellie (sp) dancers at Ashton park, West Kirby, before the rain arrives. %%

LB
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: Netleyned on May 05, 2014, 04:17:26 PM
Can't see the photies  %) %)

Ned
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: sparkey on May 05, 2014, 04:37:34 PM
 :-)) Managed to get some sailing in yesterday morning nice day but a bit cold,some really nice boats on display,I have noticed that a lot of boats are well built but my god the wiring so untidy, in fact some are a complete mess and these modellers wonder why they have problems,the excuse is "I do electric's",it does not take much time just to tidy it up and can save time at the lake,sorry just the rantings of an old retired electrician,have a nice day everybody,Ray. :-))   
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: theboatcrew on May 05, 2014, 04:54:46 PM
Great sail at the pond yesterday, nice weather, lots of boats and friends to chat with.  Problem is I'm paying for it today, SWMBO has me gardening and if there is anything I like less than gardening I can't think what it is...........
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: Netleyned on May 05, 2014, 04:56:33 PM
Managed an hour with my Marblehead then an hour with
the Dragon force. %%
Did my first rescue the is year with my Springer.
Nice new motorised barge lost its propeller.
 No locking nut.
Then a runaway tug a bit too  powerful to push
but a few nudges pointed to the side.
The owner had a Tx T5 with the top missing giving him
about  10 ft range!

He actually works tugs out of Felixtowe {-)

Ned




Nowt so queer as fowk {-) {-)
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: Liverbudgie on May 05, 2014, 05:13:22 PM
Can't see the photies  %) %)

Ned

For your delight and delectation.... Introducing the Belles of Ashton Park.......

Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: Netleyned on May 05, 2014, 05:19:41 PM
Lovely bodies Ladies  :-))

Ned
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: pipster on May 05, 2014, 07:37:49 PM
attending the Abbey Hill Steam Rally in Yeovil.A first for me.Already very happy,nice people running the model tent are very friendly and helpful.Site has made up roads,so no mud.Looks like its going to be huge! I have my model Lifeboats on display,and as usual will hopefully raising some donations for the RNLI.
Sadly cant add a photo as I forgot to bring my adapter with me !
Mick F
Mick,
Went to Abbey Hill on Saturday without seeing your post. My mate was showing his model steam engine and had spoken to you. We went to see you but you were engrossed with someone. We were really impressed by your boats and display; fantastic. I especially liked the (St Ives if memory serves) pulling boat.
Hope you enjoyed Yeovil.
Phil
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: Rottweiler on May 06, 2014, 01:01:24 AM
Phil,
sorry I missed you,but glad you were suitably impressed by my display.All my models are based on Cornish Lifeboats,and indeed the pulling boat "Moses" was a St.Ives boat, as was the Liverpool, and the Mersey.
It was a fantastic show,with some really nice people,exhibitors and vistors alike.
We managed to raise 187 for the RNLI over the 4 days of the show. I certainly hope we will be asked to attend again next year.
Thought you might like to see a photo of my display
Mick F
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: theboatcrew on May 06, 2014, 07:39:26 AM
Great display Mick, and well done with the fund raising.  When and where is your next one?


Graham
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: Rottweiler on May 06, 2014, 09:51:05 AM
Thanks Graham,
next one is Launceston Rally next Bank Holiday a great 3 day show.
Mick F
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: theboatcrew on May 06, 2014, 10:04:52 AM
Mick
Took a look on the event website, it looks to be a great ralley.  Unfortunately a bit far down the A30 for me, especially with it being a Bank Holiday weekend.   Any up this neck of the woods this year?
Graham
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: Rottweiler on May 06, 2014, 10:39:11 AM
Hi Graham,
nearest I do to you is the Brighton show in February.Other than that most are in Cornwall and Devon (Torbay Rally),and Blackpool in October. If you look in this months Model Boats Magazine, there is an article in there with me and Wilfie Burrows two Cunarders which I now own.
Mick F
Title: Re: what to do this bankholiday weekend
Post by: triumphjon on May 06, 2014, 10:46:20 AM
sounds like youve all had a great time sailing , ive managed to spend time between leicester city football ground , west wycombe house and arundel over the last two days , but spotted some great classic cars and a few motorbikes plus two peterbuilt trucks along the way ! sorry no photos got taken as ive been driving ! jon