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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1575 on: December 06, 2019, 10:49:11 AM »

Spain has captured a 'Narcosub' that crossed the Atlantic with 6 tons of Cocaine!


https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a30085631/spain-narcosub/
 


Yes, and incredible journey in what is basically a home made surface runner.

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1576 on: December 06, 2019, 11:18:58 AM »

As some people will know, the Mid Thames MBC is being ejected from Beale Park by March 2020 after nearly 40 years and being told to 'clear their stuff away'. The new Trustees don't want to be associated with model boating in any form and Richard Howard's unique collection of models is being put into 'storage'. I believe some have already been sold. I was told a while back that a number of these models were in fact on loan.

https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/model-boat-club-at-beale-park-forced-to-find-new-home/

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1577 on: December 06, 2019, 01:55:11 PM »

Spain has captured a 'Narcosub' that crossed the Atlantic with 6 tons of Cocaine!


https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a30085631/spain-narcosub/

As they have captured one a lot of the questions in the article will have been answered.

I wonder if these are meant to be single use or if the crew were expecting to sail back to South America. It also occurs to me that it might have come most of the way as deck cargo on another ship.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1578 on: December 06, 2019, 06:01:01 PM »




As some people will know, the Mid Thames MBC is being ejected from Beale Park by March 2020 after nearly 40 years and being told to 'clear their stuff away'. The new Trustees don't want to be associated with model boating in any form and Richard Howard's unique collection of models is being put into 'storage'. I believe some have already been sold. I was told a while back that a number of these models were in fact on loan.





Typical knee jerk reaction to a minority's views who think they're more important than anyone else.   <:(
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1579 on: December 06, 2019, 07:01:09 PM »

This is well worth a viewing all ships names as well as the ones playing their part very good restoration DVD
The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands(1927)
https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b6f27aaf9
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1580 on: December 06, 2019, 08:06:51 PM »

As some people will know, the Mid Thames MBC is being ejected from Beale Park by March 2020 after nearly 40 years and being told to 'clear their stuff away'. The new Trustees don't want to be associated with model boating in any form and Richard Howard's unique collection of models is being put into 'storage'. I believe some have already been sold. I was told a while back that a number of these models were in fact on loan.

https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/model-boat-club-at-beale-park-forced-to-find-new-home/

Colin


It is a shame that model boating is going to cease at Beale Park. It has been a great venue for events in the past, but places priorities change and groups have to adapt. We have been moved on from our home of nineteen years at Eastney Pumping Station, to a temporary (15 month ) home at the ex-Royal Marines Museum, to a waterfront site at Explosion Museum in Gosport ( 11 months ), to another more permanent building at the same site, we feel your pain! It is, however, a good opportunity to thin out some of the tat that has been accumulating over the years. I think we managed about fifteen car loads of 'tip run' tat over the various moves. It does concentrate the mind!
On the subject of the model boat collection and the pavilion. Following the sad passing of Richard Howard a few years ago, it was obvious that the model boats were on borrowed time. The pavilion has a most interesting history, and to have just been a model boat display for the last twenty years has, on reflection, detracted from that history. I am not saying that the collection was a bad idea, but as stated in the article, it was a very niche display. I always enjoyed a wander round it, ideas for fresh projects often came from what was displayed inside. However, it was never really part of the sites appeal to the wider public.
Very sad that the door would appear to now be firmly closed on any more model boating at Beale.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1581 on: December 06, 2019, 09:54:41 PM »

With no connection or experience at all, but a keen voyeur of many years I am very sad to hear of the Beale Park decision. One would not have seen that coming. Perhaps a Costa Coffe and free wi-fi hub is a better move for the space .......seems to be the way now.


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1582 on: December 06, 2019, 10:58:40 PM »

The boats that were on display in the pavillion were just a tiny part of the collection as over 1500 models were counted, so many were already in "storage". Although I left MTMBC several years ago to pursue other interests I still follow their activities via the website and it looks like they have managed to find a new venue so the club is not dead yet. Many happy memories of sailing at Beale and particularly of the great shows that we managed to put on.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1583 on: December 16, 2019, 07:13:56 PM »

Sorry, guys, buit this isn't boats...or politics....or climate crisis....or Strictly. It's two native Nottingham nutters doing something very silly (again) for charity. The Trussell Trust is one of the most precious charities I can think of. Support them and smile. After all, Mariah Carey doesn't really need any more money!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-WCAEwMJhI
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1584 on: December 16, 2019, 07:22:28 PM »

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1585 on: December 28, 2019, 06:21:46 PM »

This would bring tears to a glass eye..... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-50933575
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1586 on: December 28, 2019, 07:34:36 PM »

Sorry, guys, buit this isn't boats...or politics....or climate crisis....or Strictly. It's two native Nottingham nutters doing something very silly (again) for charity. The Trussell Trust is one of the most precious charities I can think of. Support them and smile. After all, Mariah Carey doesn't really need any more money!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-WCAEwMJhI
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Mariah Carey ?

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1587 on: December 28, 2019, 10:50:33 PM »


Mariah Carey ?
At the time I posted this Ms Carey was in competition with Ladbaby for the Christmas #1 spot. She didn't make it.  <:(

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1588 on: December 28, 2019, 11:41:49 PM »

aah, I see.

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1589 on: January 02, 2020, 11:02:02 PM »

Just spotted this on the Beeb's news website https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50977310
Perhaps they're looking for intelligent life-forms?  8)
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1590 on: January 03, 2020, 11:14:55 PM »

It'd be a waste of time flying over Parliament house in Canberra if that's what they're looking for %)


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1591 on: January 07, 2020, 05:34:03 PM »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51017852
Whisper it very quietly but the owner of a certain model boats Internet forum was once employed in the basement of this company's Peterborough HQ to look after their IT....... Could this be some sort of revenge/payback??  :o
No names - no pack-drill..............
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« Reply #1592 on: January 07, 2020, 06:02:32 PM »


 I was laid off from there..... headline did bring a wry smile to me today!  ok2
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« Reply #1593 on: January 11, 2020, 01:05:24 PM »

Seems that the Ruskies nautical manners are as bad as their driving on the road
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« Reply #1594 on: January 11, 2020, 06:13:19 PM »

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