Model Boat Mayhem

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.

Author Topic: In the News !!!  (Read 749611 times)

Colin Bishop

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 11,492
  • Location: SW Surrey, UK
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2000 on: December 30, 2021, 05:04:17 pm »

All these old wrecks are gradually dissolving into the sea. There seems to come a point when the process starts accelerating. For example, the stern of the battlecruiser Invincible was substantially intact when surveyed in 1991 after 75 years but subsequent inspections have shown that it is now in a state of much greater collapse. Similarly, the more recent expeditions to the Titanic wreck have also reported that the ship is rapidly deteriorating and falling in on itself. The same effect must be expected of the Richard Montgomery in the next few years.

Colin
Logged

Baldrick

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,194
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Nether Effingham (Perfideous Albion)
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2001 on: February 01, 2022, 05:17:49 pm »

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS.


      Commemorative porcelain souvenir items to commemorate the Queens 70 th year of her reign now available (10.000 in stock)
        I wonder if any Chinese officials are paying us a visit imminently  ?


Logged
And everyone thought it was IVAN who was terrible

derekwarner

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 9,098
  • Location: Wollongong Australia
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2002 on: February 01, 2022, 10:11:34 pm »


Been listed as a translation error, [bad proof reading] ....could become collectors items?  :o


https://www.womanandhome.com/us/life/royal-news/queens-platinum-jubilee-souvenirs-ruined-by-embarrassing-misprint-after-translation-error/
Logged
Derek Warner

Honorary Secretary [Retired]
Illawarra Live Steamers Co-op
Australia
www.ils.org.au

Sub driver

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 608
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2003 on: February 01, 2022, 11:06:38 pm »

.
Logged

Baldrick

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,194
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Nether Effingham (Perfideous Albion)
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2004 on: February 02, 2022, 09:11:54 am »

The suggestion on the street is that they contracted Del Boy to handle the UK end of the purchase contract
Logged
And everyone thought it was IVAN who was terrible

Peter Fitness

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,300
  • Location: Wyrallah, near Lismore NSW Australia
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2005 on: February 02, 2022, 10:11:16 am »

The suggestion on the street is that they contracted Del Boy to handle the UK end of the purchase contract


 {-) {-)


Peter.
Logged

Circlip

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,967
  • Location: North of Watford, South of Hadrians wall
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2006 on: February 02, 2022, 11:03:25 am »

Used to be a something hedron shaped pack containing orange flavoured liquid. Local shop used to freeze them. Yummy.


  Regards  Ian.
Logged
You might not like what I say, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong.
 
What I said is not what you  think you heard.

radiojoe

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,334
  • Location: Gosport , Hampshire , England
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2007 on: February 02, 2022, 12:15:44 pm »

That's right Ian, we used to buy a Jubbly on the way home from school,  6d from the Tuck Shop , luvly jubly

Joe.
Logged

essex2visuvesi

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6,150
  • Location: Finland, England, Finland!
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2008 on: February 02, 2022, 05:53:45 pm »

That's right Ian, we used to buy a Jubbly on the way home from school,  6d from the Tuck Shop , luvly jubly

Joe.


Logged
One By One The Penguins Steal My Sanity
Proud member of the OAM  (Order of the Armchair Modeller)
Junior member of the OGG  (Order of the Grumpy Git)

RST

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,995
  • Location: UK
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2009 on: February 02, 2022, 07:46:04 pm »

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS.


      Commemorative porcelain souvenir items to commemorate the Queens 70 th year of her reign now available (10.000 in stock)
        I wonder if any Chinese officials are paying us a visit imminently  ?




...All I can say without breaching various rules is I didn't believe you until I checked BBC news and there is some kind of poetic justice about that!  I can think of no finer tribute at the moment!  Sums it all up really.
Logged

SteamboatPhil

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,432
  • Location: Dieppe, France
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2010 on: February 02, 2022, 09:04:43 pm »

I think she is also wearing a Cyberman hat......... :}
Logged
Steamed up all the time

Martin [Admin]

  • Administrator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 21,740
  • Location: Peterborough, UK
    • Model Boat Mayhem
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2011 on: February 18, 2022, 04:31:43 pm »


BBC: Storm Eunice: Ferry battling winds in Southampton -
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-60421388
Logged
"This is my firm opinion, but what do I know?!" -  Visit the Mayhem FaceBook Groups!  &  Giant Models

Colin Bishop

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 11,492
  • Location: SW Surrey, UK
Australia Flooding
« Reply #2012 on: February 28, 2022, 11:46:38 am »

See reports of serious flooding in Queensland.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-australia-60552110

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/feb/28/lismore-flood-worst-history-nsw-floods-2022-rescued-evacuated

Peter Fitness lives very near there - hope he and his family are OK.

Colin
Logged

Footski

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,117
  • Location: Leyland, Lancashire
Re: Australia Flooding
« Reply #2013 on: February 28, 2022, 12:59:48 pm »

Not good that Colin. I do hope Peter is okÖ
Logged

BrianB6

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,140
  • I'm not sure if I can get up from here
  • Location: Melbourne
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2014 on: February 28, 2022, 10:27:45 pm »

One of our grand daughters went to the Goldcoast last Thursday for a conference. At least she did not get her feet wet as she was on the 42nd. floor of the hotel.  Whether she can get home is another matter as GC airport was flooded yesterday
Logged

Peter Fitness

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,300
  • Location: Wyrallah, near Lismore NSW Australia
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2015 on: March 01, 2022, 06:04:47 am »

Thank you for asking, Iím still here, high and dry, well above any floodwaters, unlike many who have lost everything. Our farm is only 8km from the centre of Lismore, population 45000 plus, but we are on a hill, much higher than the city itself. The flood which is currently engulfing the town is 2 metres higher than the previous record set in 1974. By my reckoning, that would mean around 4 metres of water in the CBD, almost unimaginable. The word ďcatastrophicĒ is often over used, but I canít think of a better word to describe the situation in Lismore right now.


Roads all around us are cut, but we have enough food to keep us going for a week or more, by which time we should be able to get out. The entire shopping precinct is inundated, although there are three supermarkets on the plateau to the east, but Iím hearing that all three have been stripped bare. Until roads are open, and trucks can get through from Brisbane, which itself is suffering flooding, shelves will remain bare. Having seen first hand what floods can do, many times, it is going to take a very long time for the CBD to be cleaned, and shops to reopen.


While we are right for food and medications for a while, we have had no power for the last 36 hours, and thereís no indication when it may be restored - definitely not until water levels drop to a point where damage assessment can be made, and repairs carried out. Our caravan has a decent size gas powered refrigerator in it, and we can charge iPads, phones, etc from the caravan batteries, which themselves are connected to a solar panel. We also have a 12v TV in it so we can keep up to date with the outside world.


We have received between 600 and 700 mm of rain in less than a week, weíre not sure, as the gauge has overflowed twice, and it holds 270 mm. Other areas have had more, in fact, my sister, who lives about 90 km North west of Brisbane recorded 1200 mm in the same period.


While we are inconvenienced, many others have lost everything, so weíre not complaining. It would be good to have power restored though, as Iím relying on my phone for an internet connection  :-)


Peter.
Logged

Footski

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,117
  • Location: Leyland, Lancashire
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2016 on: March 01, 2022, 06:54:02 am »

Peter,
Delighted you and your loved ones are all well. Hopefully things should improve over the coming days. You are in our thoughts at what must be a worrying and difficult time. Try to keep us posted.

Logged

Peter Fitness

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,300
  • Location: Wyrallah, near Lismore NSW Australia
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2017 on: March 01, 2022, 07:38:15 am »

Will do Barry.
Colin mentioned the flooding in Queensland, it started up there causing havoc in Gympie and Maryborough, then moved down to Brisbane and the Gold Coast. It crossed the border into NSW, flooding first Murwillumbah, then Lismore and surrounding towns an villages. Itís still moving down the east coast towards Sydney, dumping vast quantities of rain as it goes.


On a positive note, itís a nice sunny evening here now.


Peter.
Logged

radiojoe

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,334
  • Location: Gosport , Hampshire , England
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2018 on: March 01, 2022, 08:16:52 am »

Hi Peter,  so glad you and yours are ok, good luck mate


Joe
Logged

Martin [Admin]

  • Administrator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 21,740
  • Location: Peterborough, UK
    • Model Boat Mayhem
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2019 on: March 01, 2022, 08:30:40 am »


Good to hear from you Peter, stay safe.

 Martin


 
Logged
"This is my firm opinion, but what do I know?!" -  Visit the Mayhem FaceBook Groups!  &  Giant Models

warspite

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,616
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2020 on: March 01, 2022, 09:21:07 am »

Last night a security risk assessment analyst put a picture of a central European county up and showed arrows of movements  ;) %) , I suddenly had a tune running through my head of the dads army theme tune - though I had to remember to change the name of the protagonist  :P :P
Logged
Operational - 1/72 LCMIII, 1/180 Sovereign, HMS Victory to be sailed
Non Operational - 1/72 Corvette, 1/72 E-Boat, 1/72 vosper mtb
incomplete, tug, cardboard castle class convert

Colin Bishop

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 11,492
  • Location: SW Surrey, UK
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2021 on: March 01, 2022, 09:29:37 am »

Peter, really glad to hear you, Bev and the family are all OK. The reports here give and indication of just how bad things are. Parts of the UK have been having a pretty bad time floodwise too.

Colin
Logged

tonyH

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 2,025
  • Model Boat Mayhem Forum is the Best!
  • Location: Suffolk, England
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2022 on: March 01, 2022, 02:36:11 pm »

Yesterday, as we were driving back from the Council Tip at Sizewell, I couldn't help but think of Tom Lehrer and this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frAEmhqdLFs
Logged

BrianB6

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,140
  • I'm not sure if I can get up from here
  • Location: Melbourne
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2023 on: March 01, 2022, 10:00:05 pm »

Perhaps Peter can recognise this part of Lismore!
Logged

roycv

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,143
  • Location: S.W. Herts
Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2024 on: March 02, 2022, 01:51:20 am »

Hi warspite interesting the way Rasputin rhymes with Putin.
Loved the Tom Lehrer song, took me back.
Roy
Logged
Pages: 1 ... 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 [81] 82 83   Go Up