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john s 2

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Whos got the oldest model boat?
« on: April 16, 2011, 12:56:10 pm »

Thers something about an old model boat. The type of consruction, fittings etc. So come on lads who claims
to have the oldest model? Steam, Clockwork, Sail Lets have all types. Thanks John. 
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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: Whos got the oldest model boat?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2011, 06:14:15 pm »

Wouldn't that be the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich?

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/collections/explore/object.cfm?ID=SLR0002

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Re: Whos got the oldest model boat?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2011, 06:18:56 pm »

I would think that this one in the British Museum is just a little bit older....

Colin

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Re: Whos got the oldest model boat?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2011, 06:32:23 pm »

Hello, I think you want to change it to who has "oldest boat which is still sailing" & on a regular basis. I know modellers whose boats were built years ago whose bottoms have never been wet since the launch.  Nemesis
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triumphjon

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Re: Whos got the oldest model boat?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2011, 06:45:49 pm »

i think this ought to be the oldest model boat still sailing , as opposed to those who are stuck in a glass case and looked at ?  mine is probably an old aerokits searover  that ive restored once and used last summer , but now stripped again for more modifications
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Yarpie

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Re: Whos got the oldest model boat?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2011, 07:06:51 pm »

Maybe not a contender, but I sold a Sea Queen to a colleague which was (the boat) 40 years old at the time.

In line with the recent suggestions (with which I fully agree) this Sea Queen still sails pretty regularly.

So hopefully, this example sets a reasonable time span on which to judge your model's active age .................  %)
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Re: Whos got the oldest model boat?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2011, 07:27:56 pm »

aye aye there

the two steam launches in the pic;

1 - a passenger line in the front - dates from (I believe - the 1930s) and she still sails on our lake regularly - Bob Kirtley who runs this model was talking about converting her to radio control as at the moment she is still free-running.

2 - a passenger/cargo behind - dates from (I believe just after WWI) and she still sails on our lake also - I think its going to be refurbished by one of the club members.

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