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Re: Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #100 on: July 31, 2018, 03:09:06 PM »

You're missing out the end of the story Tail,
In 1921 Wolfe's sister ship Lord Clive carried a triple 15" turret instead of the single 18" in trials to test gunfire against the hulk of SMS Baden. There is a pic in the April 22nd 1921 edition of The Engineer (See Graces Guide)
The pic is the 18" gun being shipped in 1917.
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« Reply #101 on: July 31, 2018, 04:08:59 PM »

It was a weird kind of recycling using guns off other warships.  Unbelievably, the 18" BL barrels had been meant for a cruiser.
The idea of being able to shoot over that distance must have been revolutionary.  32 miles is the same as having the gun in the center of Manchester and being able to land shells in Liverpool or the outskirts of Leeds.  It begs the question about how you report the fall of shot.
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Re: Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #102 on: July 31, 2018, 05:42:38 PM »


 It begs the question about how you report the fall of shot.


An airborne observation post perhaps? The one that springs to mind is the Fairey IIIA,  or similar.
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« Reply #103 on: July 31, 2018, 06:10:41 PM »

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« Reply #104 on: July 31, 2018, 08:30:51 PM »

An airborne observation post perhaps? The one that springs to mind is the Fairey IIIA,  or similar.
                                                                       

This would have been in WW1 Foward Observation Post and primative wireless, perhaps
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« Reply #105 on: August 01, 2018, 05:14:59 AM »

                                                                       
This would have been in WW1 Foward Observation Post and primative wireless, perhaps


The IIIA was in RNAS service in 1917.
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Re: Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #107 on: August 03, 2018, 10:58:38 AM »

Hi Rickles23
The postage is probably the same price !!!
A 30 pound hull from UK 100 pounds postage !!!!
One magazine from France 8 Euros and 60 Euros postage, that, about $108 AU.
They think money grows or trees !!!!!

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« Reply #108 on: August 03, 2018, 12:15:27 PM »

The IIIA was in RNAS service in 1917.

Indeed it was but was airborne signalling sufficient to the task?  The monitors always show a plethora of wireless aerials. Was airborne wireless telegraphy up to the task at that time? 
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Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #109 on: August 18, 2018, 11:40:02 PM »


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Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #119 on: October 12, 2018, 01:36:47 PM »

TID Tug 174 "Bonchurch" has been sold on E-Bay for 12.800 GBP.  I don't think it will shred itself like that painting the other day but the buyer isn't going to be able to take it very far.  It's well and truly stuck in the Sankey Canal in Warrington. 

eBay item number:  273487800114
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/war-time-TID-174-tug-BONCHURCH-houseboat-barge-live-aboard-840-pa-mooring/273487800114?hash=item3fad24a732:g:TZ0AAOSwC2VbSkxN
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Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #120 on: October 16, 2018, 08:56:19 PM »

Barely started Free Enterprise V kit - fully complete with motors and radio gear.


Bargain price compared to new!


I have a fear that this is the result of the owner passing away as, when I met him a couple of years ago, he was not well but looked upon life with joy.  Will confirm that later.


If the buyer finds that anything IS missing, we will be happy to supply the missing parts.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323487700417


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Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #121 on: October 17, 2018, 05:14:16 AM »


Collection of 10 radio controlled model boats partially complete boat project  -  £1,200 


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292774602737

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« Reply #122 on: October 17, 2018, 01:00:47 PM »


Collection of 10 radio controlled model boats partially complete boat project  -  £1,200 


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292774602737



-  I know its not much per boat, and all worth the price individually to get a beginner in to model  boat sailing...……..but who would want 10 all in one go...……...he'd be better selling individually...….more chance of a sale.
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« Reply #123 on: October 17, 2018, 01:02:09 PM »

and, I count 11 boats %% %%
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« Reply #124 on: October 17, 2018, 05:15:38 PM »

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Maybe this excerpt from the ad would explain it. One static ten remote.


One of the small boats “The flying dolphin” on plinth is a wooden model only. Stands included as shown, there are 10 model boats but only 9 stands.
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