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Re: Old model boating photos...
« Reply #150 on: October 23, 2021, 12:02:54 pm »

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Send to me via email, I'll post if for you!  :-))


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Re: Old model boating photos...
« Reply #151 on: November 29, 2021, 03:43:42 pm »


Remember when used to ....


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Re: Old model boating photos...
« Reply #152 on: November 29, 2021, 05:03:39 pm »


Always a kid with a Rich Dad coming out with a big box.
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« Reply #153 on: November 29, 2021, 07:33:13 pm »

Reminders me of the model shop in Lewisham (south London you know) back in the 60's, very exciting when my dad took me there (thats when I got my first areokits crash tender, and with help from my dad and ED bee, well the boat moved........but it was fun...and the smell of the diesel fuel and blisters on the fingers from the leather starting cord  O0   
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« Reply #154 on: November 30, 2021, 11:31:06 am »

"Soft hands, the three day stench of Castor oil and regular trips top the toilet" ahh yes I remember it well.  O0


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« Reply #155 on: December 12, 2021, 03:17:03 pm »

Yeah, remember the model shop in Gillingham bottom of Canterbury street. Used to often stop and stare longingly at the Dinky lorries, Trix model trains and the model kits inside. Could only afford the 2 bob Airfix kits and the Eagle model ships kits. %) %)
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Re: Old model boating photos...
« Reply #156 on: December 12, 2021, 04:38:57 pm »


Wally Kilminster, Wembley was mine!
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« Reply #157 on: December 12, 2021, 07:31:07 pm »

The ultimate weapon in the 50's was:-------->>>
 
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Re: Old model boating photos...
« Reply #158 on: December 12, 2021, 09:46:09 pm »

This is a model my brother-in-law from Bundaberg built in the late 60s or early 70s. The main feature of this model is its engine, a 25cc 4 stroke, petrol fuelled engine designed and built completely from scratch by said b-i-l. From memory the model was around 48 inches long. The photo was taken on a farm dam near Bundaberg, by me, in 1977.


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« Reply #159 on: December 13, 2021, 02:53:17 am »

Even older! My late father, in red, and Rob Burman discussing radios. Our Wavemaster was built on the kitchen table from a Hammersmith Models kit. They are at Barnes Pond in South London in the late 50's or early 60's.  Robs boat was own design, I think, maybe petrol engined.   Any ex Mortlake club members on here?  We were ML 59 and 60


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« Reply #160 on: December 13, 2021, 08:47:09 am »

I remember standing outside the one on Broad street (now gone), which was widened to take the A6 dual carriageway opposite Frederick street campus of Salford University towards the A580 in the mid 60's, then the one on the corner of memorial road and Westminster road in Walkden in the mid 70's, now a tanning salon, noticed how they always had a railway loop in the front window, and occasionally I look in the window of the still going one in Bolton, Nuffy's models formally Bolton model mart though I cannot remember if they still have the railway loop since changing hands, all were terrace house style shops like in the photo.
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« Reply #162 on: December 13, 2021, 10:35:49 am »

Not just a toy shop, during the First World War, Gamages produced the Leach Trench Catapult for the British Army.  This was a bomb-throwing Catapult andwas designed to throw a two-pound (0.91 Kilogramme) projectile into enemy trenches.  This is a link to showing it in action! https://www.britishpathe.com/video/trench-warfare-bombs-fired-by-catapult/query/trench
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« Reply #163 on: December 13, 2021, 08:25:07 pm »

Remember being taken to Gamage's as a child, wow an experience never forgotten best ever. Remember their O gauge working model layout with lifting bridges etc, nothing has come near it since.
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« Reply #164 on: November 23, 2022, 04:45:17 pm »


 
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« Reply #165 on: November 23, 2022, 04:51:20 pm »

Wow Martin, now that is what I call a model.
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« Reply #166 on: November 24, 2022, 07:02:17 pm »

Yes what a model - that is some keel !! 
I'm feeling the need to sport a bowler hat and tie at Wicksteed next year - but not so sure about the curly smoke stack - wonderful images.
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« Reply #167 on: November 26, 2022, 03:39:13 pm »

I will be wearing my waist coat, shirt and tie as well Paul  :-))
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« Reply #168 on: November 26, 2022, 08:43:37 pm »

What sans pantalons - you French are so risque  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #169 on: November 27, 2022, 05:49:55 pm »

I'd suggest 'Plus Fours' Phil  -  but no-one would see them beneath your customary waders !  Lol.
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Re: Old model boating photos...
« Reply #170 on: March 25, 2023, 04:42:52 pm »


Few more from Facebook.... J class yachts?






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« Reply #171 on: March 26, 2023, 05:12:48 am »

Last photo looks like it was taken at the Round Pond in Kensington Gardens. There was / is a large sailing club there
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Re: Old model boating photos...
« Reply #172 on: February 01, 2024, 09:46:20 pm »

 
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« Reply #173 on: February 01, 2024, 10:43:04 pm »

The Heath Park Boating lake, Runcorn 1st one Date unknown, but before my time  :} , 2nd probably around the 70's.

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« Reply #174 on: February 02, 2024, 01:24:02 am »

I looked at every picture of a launch cart for a model boat I could find to get ideas on how best to build mine.While this one I wouldn't say contributed, it was interesting just the same.
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