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well its now running..

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Model Boats website at www.modelboats.co.uk was relaunched at noon on 19th April. I know that there are a number of members of this Forum who never thought they would see the site back in business - and were expressing doom and gloom about the demise of the site and the magazine. And I am the first to admit that this has taken a lot longer that we would have wished. After the collapse of Highbury House Communications in January last year, it has taken a lot of hard work and investment by Encanta Media and now Magicalia Ltd., to get our titles and our websites back up and running. The magazine is going from strength to strength and we have also recently seen the launch of our plans and book website at www.myhobbystore.com.
Many of you will be aware that I will be retiring on 25th May after 30+ years at the helm of Model Boats. I have tried to keep the magazine at the forefront of model boating during that time and MB has successfully sailed through some seven owners! It will continue and I am sure will develop and prosper with the new Editor, Paul Freshney, and with the backing and expertise of Magicalia Ltd. Just take a look at some of their other websites if you want to gauge the strength and versatility of the company. I would close by thanking all the readers, contributors and loyal supporters - many of whom have become good friends - who have seen Model Boats rise from Model Maker in 1965 - still leading the way after 42 years!
Best regards to all.
John Cundell - Editor Model Boats (until 25th May 2007!)
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John
May I be the first to thank you for your herculean efforts for the hobby, and to wish you a very long and happy retirement? You will be missed.
Kind regards
Dave Milbourn
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Hi John, I cant find a link to Mayhem site and forum from the Model Boats website  :( ? How do i put one on there ?

Do you know if all of the old data has been restored ? I don't really want to subscribe so that I can look at the whole site for it ?

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Been seen registered unimpressed. >:( >:( >:(

No throught has gone in to the format, layout. don't like it
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I 'll second Dave's comments in all respects. It has always been a pleasure to work with you and you have made a tremendous contribution to our hobby both as Editor and in many other ways.

Retirement is nice - believe me. So enjoy yourself - no more monthly deadlines now!
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It must be one of the most un user friendly to use , you just go around in circles.and no SPEL CHECK

Peter

staying here
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Hi All

Well, Ive just come back from the WINDY, EMPTY, CITY - no disrespect to the guys who designed the new website  :( but, I cant see me going there very often.  Unless, we keep that one for the 'huffy house' we can go there when we fall out with each other  ;D ;D ;D

Its so 'user UNFRIENDLY ... looks so bland... compared to what we are used to' It just makes you appreciate the effort Martin has put into this forum.

so big pat on the back Martin Well done.

All the best John C in your retirement.

aye
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Thanks for the info, John, and enjoy your retirement.
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Best wishes to you John, many thanks for your hard work editing Model Boats.
Nice to see the Model Boats site back on line I will stand up and be counted by rejoining the forum.
I don't think the site is bad at all. It may not be perfect but will get better as we help with positive input.
This site is only as good as it is because it has developed over time and Martin has listend to it's users.
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Re: Big Thanks to John Cundell of Model Boats ( Oh, and some new Website! )
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2007, 07:51:26 PM »

Best wishes to John in his retirement.
 Thing is, I just tried to register on there and it says my town dosen't exist and neither does my postcode?
 HOW BIZZARR! ??? ???
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Re: Big Thanks to John Cundell of Model Boats ( Oh, and some new Website! )
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2007, 10:17:42 PM »

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Thing is, I just tried to register on there and it says my town dosen't exist and neither does my postcode?

Your reputation precedes you Paul!  ;D ;D

Never mind, if you click on "Show Reports" you get my last MB article! Still some teething troubles it seems.
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Re: Big Thanks to John Cundell of Model Boats ( Oh, and some new Website! )
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2007, 11:24:54 PM »

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Thing is, I just tried to register on there and it says my town dosen't exist and neither does my postcode?

Your reputation precedes you Paul!  ;D ;D

Never mind, if you click on "Show Reports" you get my last MB article! Still some teething troubles it seems.


That will be inspiring colin.
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Re: Big Thanks to John Cundell of Model Boats ( Oh, and some new Website! )
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2007, 12:18:11 AM »

Hi All

I had a look at the MB Forum and have come to the conclusion that.

MAYHEM RULES

Regards David
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Re: Big Thanks to John Cundell of Model Boats ( Oh, and some new Website! )
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2007, 09:17:58 AM »

Just had a look.
Wasn't impressed, hard to find your way about.
All a bit vague.
Sorry all I am staying here.

Richard ;)
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Re: Big Thanks to John Cundell of Model Boats ( Oh, and some new Website! )
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2007, 11:02:45 AM »

THanks for the 30+ years of effort, John.  Have a long and happy retirement.
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Re: Big Thanks to John Cundell of Model Boats ( Oh, and some new Website! )
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2007, 11:29:19 AM »



                 Happy retirement John.   

I've got most of your books.    (I'm sure I'm not the only one)    ;D

Welcome to Mayhem. Your contributions here would be priceless.



Cheers...Ken
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Re: Big Thanks to John Cundell of Model Boats ( Oh, and some new Website! )
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2007, 03:35:04 PM »

happy retirement John


WHAT A LOT OF POO POO MAYHEM RULES OK
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Re: Big Thanks to John Cundell of Model Boats ( Oh, and some new Website! )
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2007, 05:04:50 PM »

Come on chaps give them a chance.
We are all entitled to our opinions but don't you think it would be more appropriate to post your comments regarding the Model Boats website to the MB feedback forum thus enabling the admin to take on board any ideas for improvements etc?

I best say no more or I will be accused of being a traitor and barred from this site. :-X ;)
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Re: Big Thanks to John Cundell of Model Boats ( Oh, and some new Website! )
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2007, 05:34:43 PM »

..... true.







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Re: Big Thanks to John Cundell of Model Boats ( Oh, and some new Website! )
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2007, 05:58:00 PM »

Well I registered and put up a post. :) :)
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Re: Big Thanks to John Cundell of Model Boats ( Oh, and some new Website! )
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2007, 07:33:39 PM »

 :'(
..... true.







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Oh well I best prepare for the mayhem press gang to come round and clap me in irons for the rest of the voyage :'(
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Re: Big Thanks to John Cundell of Model Boats ( Oh, and some new Website! )
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2007, 07:43:29 PM »

Have a happy retirement John, but keep in touch via this forum :)
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Re: Big Thanks to John Cundell of Model Boats ( Oh, and some new Website! )
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2007, 08:12:17 PM »

John
Presumably you're now fed up of accolades, but (as you paid me many years ago) I, too would like to wish you a happy retirement and hope that you'll be able to join us often on this jolly forum (you can, of  course, LOOK at the 'other one' and smirk knowingly).

Thanks for keeping Model Boats, the 'Times' of the model boating world.

Danny  (ex "Muti Matters")

 
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