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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #400 on: October 01, 2013, 11:11:26 AM »

Are these classed as Thames Lighters?
 
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« Reply #401 on: October 01, 2013, 10:13:03 PM »

lol  {-) {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #402 on: October 04, 2013, 01:12:35 PM »

Hello,
 
Just seen this announcement on ebay, Wonder how much this will affect things like Giant Cod etc..
 
Recently the Hong Kong Post announced that all items posted by air are now subject to x-ray screening for regulated materials. This additional screening may cause delayed shipment due to no fault of the seller, so if you purchased an item from a seller in Hong Kong, please allow extra time for delivery - at least a week more than the seller’s stated delivery time.
Also note that items containing the regulated materials are being returned directly to sellers and not delivered to the buyer. These items may include:
· Items with lithium batteries such as video cameras, walkie talkies/2-way radios, GPS devices, radio-controlled toys, Bluetooth headsets, smartphones/mobiles, laptop computers, shavers, power drills, tablets and portable DVD players
· Liquid beauty products, including fragrances, colognes, lotions, and toner
· Items with “eliquids” such as electronic cigarettes and lighters

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« Reply #403 on: October 05, 2013, 02:01:29 AM »

It looks like the issue is Li batteries. As long as your item does not have Li or liquids in them, there will only be a delay.
I should imagine that initially the HKPO will be busy returning lots of items to sellers. But the market will soon get into line with the new regs and the speed of the operators/scanning will improve. I would assume that the length of delays will reduce quickly.
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« Reply #404 on: October 05, 2013, 09:07:29 AM »

 
BBC. Apprentices to bring back the lost art of boat building.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24406187
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« Reply #405 on: October 05, 2013, 09:46:57 AM »


BBC. Apprentices to bring back the lost art of boat building.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24406187
Think it'll be a non starter , too many 'auld asses' have past on without handing down their skill's , the same thing's happened in the normal shipyards , closed them all down ,sacked everyone & then start wingeing about 'the lack of skill's' . . . with politicians like ours you dont need enemies , anyone see the Quest prog' about the triple E ship build ? "we put them together in 37 weeks . . . COME ON  %%  if you believe that your SIMPLE  {:-{  any ship has "lead time" which can be up to 2 years . . . they might ASSEMBLE the hull in 37 weeks from block sections , BUT how long's it taken to construct the blocks ? This is a yankee fad to put deadlines on everything . . .
Bill  >>:-(  (ex shipyarder)
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« Reply #406 on: October 05, 2013, 10:13:19 AM »

Wonder how many "New" apprentice schemes will be invented now the price of lottery tickets has doubled?
 
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« Reply #407 on: October 06, 2013, 12:15:23 AM »

It's another of those DUKW's.................same as those that have been stopped from operating in Liverpool.
 
Isn't it about time these old things were consigned to classic car and truck rallies and not for ferrying paying customers around..........at this age they are a lethal accident just waiting to happen.
 
might look nice and nostalgic but they are b***** death traps. >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(

Are they DUKW craft from WWII?
FWIW, our 'Harbour Hoppers' are U.S war-surplus machines from their ill-advised Vietnam misadventure.
 
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« Reply #408 on: October 22, 2013, 06:46:37 PM »

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« Reply #409 on: October 23, 2013, 12:37:30 PM »

 :-))
 
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« Reply #410 on: October 23, 2013, 04:13:02 PM »

  hi all how long did it take the yanks  to build the liberty ships?
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« Reply #411 on: October 24, 2013, 12:47:40 AM »

An average build time of 42 days, from an article on about.com
 
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« Reply #412 on: October 24, 2013, 10:13:16 AM »

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ...."build time of 42 day"...this may be calendar wise ...a time line....but there were many contributing factors
1. prefabricated hull plates for welding :o
2. steam engines waiting on the dockside for installation :-))
3. everything else waiting on the dockside for installation :D
If we think of the T Model Ford as being the first production line product .....think again of the US built Liberty ships as the first marine version of a production line......
Don't despair Bellay........some model ships take 20 years to build............  :embarrassed: Derek
 
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« Reply #413 on: October 24, 2013, 10:41:51 AM »

thanks for reply
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« Reply #414 on: October 30, 2013, 03:30:22 PM »

 
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24741832
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« Reply #415 on: October 30, 2013, 05:49:43 PM »

simply walk in front of the computer mouse and the cat goes out.
a hammer blow on the head and you will be quiet O0
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« Reply #416 on: October 31, 2013, 09:44:13 AM »

 
A MODEL of a yacht made by world-renowned boat builders Camper and Nicholsons has been sold at auction for £2,520.
 
 
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/model-boat-sails-away-for-2-500-at-auction-1-5636055
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« Reply #417 on: October 31, 2013, 09:51:12 AM »

Who made the model?
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« Reply #418 on: October 31, 2013, 11:00:41 AM »


Quote from the web page

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The boat was made by workers in the famous boat builder’s yard, in Gosport in about 1937.


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« Reply #420 on: November 01, 2013, 02:14:32 AM »


A MODEL of a yacht made by world-renowned boat builders Camper and Nicholsons has been sold at auction for £2,520.
 
 
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/model-boat-sails-away-for-2-500-at-auction-1-5636055


I am assuming that this is what they call an 'architect's model'. These architects models were originally built to show the client what they will be getting, before the full scale ship is built. They are getting rarer now and usually fetch a lot of money. The workmanship is always very high.
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« Reply #421 on: November 04, 2013, 11:11:20 AM »

Royal Navy aircraft carrier costs 'to double'
 
It seems that our under-construction aircaft carriers are set to double in cost over orginal contract according the BBC News report,  and that does not include any aircaft
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24801942
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« Reply #422 on: November 04, 2013, 11:16:29 AM »

Twas ever thus <:(
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« Reply #423 on: November 04, 2013, 11:21:35 AM »

and they say HS 2 costs wont rise.... yeah right !
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« Reply #424 on: November 04, 2013, 12:03:16 PM »

But it won't cost millions to lay a few fibre optic cables between London and Leeds. Saves a lot of MP's claiming fuel expenses.
 
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