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Neil

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WHO MADE IT??????
« on: April 27, 2013, 12:47:10 PM »

.12.35 hours, Sat, 27th April,        Just started watching an old Midsommer murders (Which you can catch on channel 33 in an hour) and in the opening shots before the titles, a chap is wandering around a minature village with a harbour............and on the Lifeboat slip is a nice 1:12 scale ( i presume) Liverpool class lifeboat ready to launch.
 
Does anyone recognise or know where the minature village is please, (town or actual place) or who made the  model lifeboat........it looks familiar.
 
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Re: WHO MADE IT??????
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2013, 01:41:00 PM »

Is it Bekonscot in Beaconsfield.
The series were filmed in the locality
They have a fishing village with a lifeboat house

Guy Bagley would probably know.

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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2013, 01:42:57 PM »

Hi Niel: 
There is a listing of filmimg locations at http://midsomermurders.org/locationsindex.htm.
The Beaconsfield area is very popular, so the model village is almost certainly Bekonscot Model Village.
http://www.bekonscot.co.uk/ 
On their home page slide show is a lifeboat on a slipway that looks very much like a Liverpool Class.
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Re: WHO MADE IT??????
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2013, 02:36:06 PM »

Small Mercies was filmed in Bekonscot Model Village.


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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2013, 03:01:06 PM »

 {-) Funny thing just as I am reading the thread, the wife who is watching midsummer murders on the tv ask me where the model village was
and I could tell her thanks to you guys, now she thinks Iam clever and will keep on asking questions all about the village,
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2013, 05:17:32 PM »

I've just searched google for photos of 'Bekonscot model village lifeboat' and saw a shot of the stern, she's more like a 35'6" self righter than a Liverpool. Other photos showing the boat show it's just a generic lifeboat model, not necessarily a specific class or boat. But definitely not a Liverpool.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lloydengland/1084770339/

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Re: WHO MADE IT??????
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2013, 05:22:19 PM »

I agree Andrew.
If it looks like a lifeboat then it is a lifeboat.
That's what the modeller has depicted.


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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2013, 05:38:34 PM »

cheers guys............next time I'm down there I'll take a visit.
 
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2013, 03:16:03 PM »

A little while since this thread was started, but I have just visited Bekonscot model village, and as proof that this was indeed the lifeboat Neil asked about regarding the Midsommer Murders Episode, here is a photo of me in that lifeboat.  The scale RNLI staff were happy to launch the boat whilst I was aboard.
 


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