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Brian60

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How it used to be done.....
« on: March 30, 2016, 08:13:28 pm »

A lovely short piece of Pathe movie tape on how models were built in 1956

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLcuSkAsSmQ

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Re: How it used to be done.....
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2016, 08:45:45 pm »

Just needed Mr Chumley-Warner to drop in.

Not seen a spoke-shave being used for a long time, and not one power tool to be seen!

Nice find Brian
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Re: How it used to be done.....
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 08:53:18 pm »

Bread and butter hull construction :-)) I would love to see the whole film, I reckon it would be really inspirational.

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Re: How it used to be done.....
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2016, 09:05:45 pm »

Two superb models there, I recall seeing the original ships at Southampton.

But bread and butter construction would be anathema today, all that lovely yellow pine and you end up throwing 90% of it away!

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Re: How it used to be done.....
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2016, 09:50:31 pm »

Give the shavings to a relative with rabbits or Gerbils as bedding (Unless the resin content is too much) Oops, sticky rodents :((
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Re: How it used to be done.....
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2016, 10:35:12 pm »

Would they be STATICS or MOTORIZED ?
You wouldn't get away with those tool types today , the powers that be would want an 'exclusion' zone  around the working area / heavy industrial gloves & dust extraction equipment . . . .  %%   :police: 
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Re: How it used to be done.....
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2016, 11:01:28 pm »

Erm. I used a spoke shave today, and I'm not as old as the film. A very useful tool.
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Re: How it used to be done.....
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2016, 12:58:01 am »

Erm. I used a spoke shave today, and I'm not as old as the film. A very useful tool.


Risk Assessment hasn't arrived YET in Spain . . . .  :police:   %% 
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Re: How it used to be done.....
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2016, 01:04:02 am »

Thanks for pointing this one out Brian - I'll pass the link onto Brian_C - he built a model of the Caronia when it was the Vista Fjord.

I've no doubt he'll be thrilled to see this bit of footage. :-))

Regards,

Ray.
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Re: How it used to be done.....
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2016, 07:38:52 am »

Not the same ship Ray. You are looking at the Caronia built for Cunard just after the war.

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Re: How it used to be done.....
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2016, 11:09:21 am »

DOH ! :embarrassed: :-)

You're quite correct Colin - Vistafjord wasn't even around at that time.
Thank you for putting me right though ... :-)

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Re: How it used to be done.....
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2016, 12:45:11 pm »

Vistfajord was a nice looking vessel too.

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Re: How it used to be done.....
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2016, 09:06:24 pm »

The mind truly boggles! Size isn't everything! :-))

 http://www.britishpathe.com/video/miniature-ships/query/model+boats
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