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swordfish fairey

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Grand Old Lady
« on: September 10, 2008, 01:32:14 pm »

Been down to weymouth this morning to see this Grand Old Gal depart for her 10.00 cruise, aint she a beaut?..... O0... O0... O0.......Smudge
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swordfish fairey

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Re: Grand Old Lady
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2008, 01:36:01 pm »

A few more...........
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swordfish fairey

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Re: Grand Old Lady
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2008, 01:42:09 pm »

There's more!!............
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swordfish fairey

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Re: Grand Old Lady
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2008, 01:53:42 pm »

And just one more, my favourite.................. 8).................Smudge
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Re: Grand Old Lady
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2008, 03:28:31 pm »

Beautiful. Wasn't the "Waverley" the old ferry that was used from south Wales to cross the Bristol Channel to north Devon and which was withdrawn quite recently?

Simon  :o
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Re: Grand Old Lady
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2008, 04:01:31 pm »

No.

Try Googling "waverley"
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Re: Grand Old Lady
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2008, 09:28:30 pm »

No.

Try Googling "waverley"

I have to disagree with you on two counts; first I live near where the ferry operated (during the Summer months) and its movements were often on local television (HTV, etc) and secondly, have a look at this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PS_Waverley

Simon  >:(
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nhp651

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Re: Grand Old Lady
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2008, 09:42:42 pm »

i don't think it was a ferry on a regular run, simon, but she does do "seasons" around different parts of britain. she is now on the regular south coast run, having just finished two months on the Clyde.
after the south coast she goes somewhere else befor her layup over the winter, before starting again next year.
so what you saw was probably her excursion season in the bristol channel, but not a ferry as such. neil O0
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Re: Grand Old Lady
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2008, 10:42:37 am »


Thank you for the pictures, Smudge.   Very helpful for my little project.   O0

I now have quite a catalogue of her pictures from almost every angle. (and you need them too, for scratch building her.  ::) )

cheers

ken

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Re: Grand Old Lady
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2008, 10:53:20 am »

No.
Try Googling "waverley"
I have to disagree with you on two counts; first I live near where the ferry operated (during the Summer months) and its movements were often on local television (HTV, etc) and secondly, have a look at this link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PS_Waverley
Simon  >:(

No Simon the Waverly was never a ferry running out of Bristol, she does however on occasions do excursions from Bristol.
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Re: Grand Old Lady
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2008, 12:20:44 pm »

Yes, I got the message the first time! However, the fact that it is carrying passengers from A to B, regardless of its peripatetic status, still means it is a ferry of sorts.
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swordfish fairey

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Re: Grand Old Lady
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2008, 12:33:18 pm »

Thanks Ken, I have sent you a pm          :)....................Smudge
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Re: Grand Old Lady
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2008, 02:01:02 pm »

So I guess that makes the Queen Mary II and the Queen Victoria ferries, and not floating blocks of flats afterall.  ::) ;)
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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2008, 08:42:55 pm »

well QE2 was all so know as the north Atlantic ferry as she could carry cars

john
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Re: Grand Old Lady
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2008, 10:04:46 pm »

Good to see you back John! I've got a few ferry photos that I'm going to post soon (ones that I took in Spain).

Cheers
Simon  O0
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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2008, 08:19:04 pm »

Thanks Ken, I have sent you a pm          :)....................Smudge

Thank you for the offer of more Photos. Very much appreciated.  PM on it's way

ken
 
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swordfish fairey

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Re: Grand Old Lady
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2008, 09:21:32 pm »

No problems mate, they will be posted Saturday. Your build looks the bizz to me, it's coming along great, look forward to seeing it finished...... O0.. O0.. O0.......Smudge........
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2008, 09:44:19 pm »

I'm looking forward to a trip on Waverley on 25th September. Portsmouth to Lulworth Cove and return. She isn't a ferry these days but an excursion vessel.

Colin
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Re: Grand Old Lady
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2008, 11:18:51 pm »

that sounds a nice trip, colin, i was on her around the Kyles of Bute in august. she sounds and runs like a sowing machine, and never misses a beat.
in fact two days before. she was diverted to an emergency call off the south of Arun when persons were reported overboard.
she diverted with a full complement of passengers, aparently at record knotts down the clyde to search, only for Cambletown lifeboat and an SAR helo to beat her to the casualty by a short head.
 she's still got some get up and go in her even after all these years.
A true beauty. long may she sail. O0
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