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mermod

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Re: User names.
« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2014, 12:12:09 AM »

I used to have a shop called Mersey Models so when I closed it and found you guys mermod seemed a good choice, Mayhem was also my first forum so I didn't realize you could use your name instead of a username or I would have just gone with Phill :)
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Re: User names.
« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2014, 12:27:32 AM »

Two reasons for mine, being of mixed blood and similar build to the weedy kid that was Kwai Chang Cain from the TV series 'KungFu' in the 70's, the nickname was appropriate according to my school friends when I lived in Hong Kong.
Later in life I took up RC cars and used to race a Tamiya grasshopper....
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Re: User names.
« Reply #52 on: August 11, 2014, 12:38:53 AM »


Well Mr. Fitness... how are you?


I'm very well thank you TT :-)) , currently at my laptop in our caravan at the coastal village of Elliott Heads, near Bundaberg, Queensland - home of the famous Bundaberg Rum :-)  It's a tough life, but someone has to do it O0


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« Reply #53 on: August 11, 2014, 03:06:01 AM »

 I use mine because I mess with old machinary (oldiron). It also fits me old - and crusty as iron

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Re: User names.
« Reply #54 on: August 11, 2014, 07:17:04 AM »

After 30-odd years farting about with RC cars, planes & boats, I got fed up with using wood for my models.
 
Having glow-fuel soaking into the balsa and having boat hulls eventually crack, I've settled on plastics & electric for everything now. So much easier to build, modify & repair!
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« Reply #55 on: August 11, 2014, 09:01:24 AM »

Dreadnought72? Well, some might believe it's because of my first build thread detailing the construction of a 1/72nd scale model of HMS Dreadnought, which is living in this house, and currently "resting" in the attic.

In reality, it's because I might have finished it when I'm 72: February 15th, 2035.  :embarrassed:

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« Reply #56 on: August 11, 2014, 05:00:40 PM »

Hi,  my thoughts are to acquire a cheap RC boat to see how everything works etc,  this will eventually spur me on to build a boat from scratch.  IF i was to keep the radio control box,  could i use a more powerful motor with the kept radio control box please ??


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« Reply #57 on: August 11, 2014, 05:04:05 PM »

I am old enough to remember listening to the Radio program 'The Navy Lark'.  John Pertwee, Leslie Phillips and others all helped to make life for their rather hapless CO, Captain Povey, a bit of a trial. It seemed natural as a 'Povey' to use it.  :} Left hand down a bit, oops. Might also have been more suitable. Cheers, Graham
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« Reply #58 on: August 11, 2014, 05:08:17 PM »

Should have gone under Usernames >>:-(

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Re: First boat build.
« Reply #59 on: August 11, 2014, 05:18:13 PM »

Hi,  my thoughts are to acquire a cheap RC boat to see how everything works etc,  this will eventually spur me on to build a boat from scratch.  IF i was to keep the radio control box,  could i use a more powerful motor with the kept radio control box please ??

Hi Andy

The answer is probably yes, but bear in mind a cheap RC boat will come with a cheap Radio control gear, when you build your more expensive boat you may want a better RC gear, you can get a really good 2.4 gig for around 40 to 50 pounds.  O0
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Re: First boat build.
« Reply #60 on: August 11, 2014, 05:26:16 PM »

Hi Joe,




many thanks to you .




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Re: User names.
« Reply #61 on: August 11, 2014, 05:39:27 PM »

 I have the name baloo as I`m very similar to the bear as I am always itching my back (on a corner angled item)therefore the name
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« Reply #62 on: August 11, 2014, 06:27:26 PM »

I have the name baloo as I`m very similar to the bear as I am always itching my back (on a corner angled item)therefore the name
baloo




dont want to be like yoo hoo hoo though Baloo! lol or walk like yoo!
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Re: User names.
« Reply #63 on: August 11, 2014, 07:35:47 PM »

When I joined the first forum back in 1990 or so (hi-speed.dk for peugeot) I choose to use my Rottweiler's name = Tica and I have used that for almost all sites that I have a user on, even my own Danish modelboat forum www.skalamodelskibe.dk I'm know as Tica

A few call me Carsten  ok2
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« Reply #64 on: August 11, 2014, 08:32:13 PM »

I chose the user name Ardnave, after one of my favourite areas on the north west of the island of Islay....off the beaten track, sandy beaches/dunes, clear waters. 8)

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« Reply #65 on: August 11, 2014, 09:12:54 PM »

I was a sub-postmaster at the time I joined Mayhem so it had to be a character from Postman Pat.
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« Reply #66 on: August 11, 2014, 09:45:01 PM »

I was named Stavros by a old school friend!!! Kojak was on Telly ....his Brother Stavros used to water the plants when they were in the office ....NOW guess WHO used to have a weekend job cutting grass and temding the Gardens in a local Motel when in school..................Hence the knickname .........and it stuck
 
 
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« Reply #67 on: August 11, 2014, 10:36:44 PM »

 - Nickname from target shooting days and also a fan of M.A.S.H.  :-))

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« Reply #68 on: August 12, 2014, 06:24:55 PM »

Mine is the nickname i acquired on tour with a band in the late 80's. Thats as much as I am telling here. :}
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« Reply #69 on: August 13, 2014, 07:04:04 AM »

mine was fairly simple , im jon , my normal mode of transport since i started driving has been a triumph car , although some members of our model boat club seem to think i ought to change it now as i now have a pair of volvo estates !
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« Reply #70 on: August 21, 2014, 09:47:13 PM »

I didn't want to be Grandad or Taid and my wife said I was a grumpy old sod at times so Grumpy it is. Dave is my name. Simples.
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Re: User names.
« Reply #71 on: August 21, 2014, 10:57:25 PM »

my first ply boat, its red, and number 181 as they where the only numbers I had to put on it! I cant for the life of me remember what this boat is actually called!
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