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Dekan

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The Golden Age of British Toy Boats
« on: October 26, 2011, 08:55:03 PM »

Brand new hot of the press...Published this month...I have just got my copy, IMHO one of the best books on british toys that I have seen so far...

And no I do not have shares in Amazon or any connection with its author..

http://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Toy-Boats-1920-onwards/dp/1845843649/ref=cm_cr-mr-title
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thelegos

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Re: The Golden Age of British Toy Boats
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 09:47:21 PM »

Hi, it sounds really interesting and the price is very reasonable as well. Does the book cover kit manufacturers and their models or is it purely about finished products sold as ready to run?
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Re: The Golden Age of British Toy Boats
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 09:54:59 PM »

The Triang cargo ship on the cover is an Ocean Trader, I had one of them as a child. Good model & sailed well. I think the cover one may be the later radio version.
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Dekan

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Re: The Golden Age of British Toy Boats
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011, 10:13:16 PM »

Hi, it sounds really interesting and the price is very reasonable as well. Does the book cover kit manufacturers and their models or is it purely about finished products sold as ready to run?
Roger
It's mainly about toys and covers probably all of the manufacturers with chapters covering their products.

The author mentions some of the kits available, KeilKaft, Aerokit and Frog and there are photos of catalog pages of the time..
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Re: The Golden Age of British Toy Boats
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2011, 11:12:03 PM »

thanks for showing that, looks like a nice christmas present.

anyone up for a toy boat sail at Whitestone pond?

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brianB6

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Re: The Golden Age of British Toy Boats
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2011, 02:18:54 AM »

That could be me with the Wavemaster that my father built on the Kitchen table.
We used to visit my Aunt, Uncle and cousin who lived at Gospel Oak, just opposite the Heath and would take the boat to Whitestone for a sail.
Powered by a Bonds electric motor and a couple of those old cycle lamp batteries.
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Re: The Golden Age of British Toy Boats
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2011, 11:59:16 AM »

What a terrific book ! That's definitely going on my Christmas list. It was models like those in the fifties that started me off on a lifetime of modelling and I remember well my pride and joy then, a Tri-ang free running passenger ship, which I'd love to see again  ...  O0
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Re: The Golden Age of British Toy Boats
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2011, 12:32:18 PM »

My pride and joy was the Triang 'Orcades' free running boat spent many hours at the local park ponds,all now sadly filled in on the grounds of health and safety.
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Re: The Golden Age of British Toy Boats
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2011, 03:26:30 PM »

Don't forget Sutcliffes "Unda Wunda"

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Re: The Golden Age of British Toy Boats
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2011, 03:48:06 PM »

I remember having a submarine (wind up /clockwork) with a rubber bung that fitted in the keyhole.
There was a brass periscope in the bung.
It ran on the surface,dived and resurfaced when the motor ran down until I didn't put the bung back in  <:(

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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2011, 04:44:39 PM »

Grey topside with Red below split line?
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Dekan

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Re: The Golden Age of British Toy Boats
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2011, 04:51:41 PM »

Ian, there a good picture of the Unda Wunda in the book..as new complete with its box. Page 50 :} I had a Nautilus.. I don't remember what happened to it.. {:-{

Triang Orcades page 73  %)
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Re: The Golden Age of British Toy Boats
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2011, 04:58:55 PM »

Same as U/W but painted green with a few bits of gold painted bent wire added. In the event of the spring breaking (?) you could send them back and have a new "Motor" fitted. They were made not a million miles from me.

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Re: The Golden Age of British Toy Boats
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2011, 05:49:01 PM »

That could be me with the Wavemaster that my father built on the Kitchen table.
We used to visit my Aunt, Uncle and cousin who lived at Gospel Oak, just opposite the Heath and would take the boat to Whitestone for a sail.
Powered by a Bonds electric motor and a couple of those old cycle lamp batteries.
Here's one for BrianB6, an original Wavemaster built around 1955 :-))





 
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