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Old model boating photos...
« on: November 22, 2016, 12:06:59 PM »


                 This popped up on FaceBook,  what other old model boat related photos can we find?



NB: I think that's SteamBoatPhil fifth from right!  %)
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Re: Old model boating photos...
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2016, 06:38:21 PM »

There are some seriously stylish looking boats amongst all those hats :-)
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Re: Old model boating photos...
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2016, 06:43:41 PM »

All of the boaters have dark suits, bar 1 who is a light coloured suit, was that the Equivalent of Martins shirts now !! {-)

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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 06:50:35 PM »

He does look a spud, so could be :}
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Re: Old model boating photos...
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 06:54:48 PM »

HI Martin I did not know Mayhem went that far back ha ha.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2016, 07:18:38 PM »

Yes ,shows what and how they made some seriously good models ,I have a similar ,picked it up at car boot ,and it was solid ,those guys knew how to dress too .yes it is on a face book site with other boats ,mine included ...
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 08:06:51 PM »

1.A Canadian Club somewhere.
2. An armed guard?
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2016, 08:17:58 PM »

Good to have a proper dress code at the lake. No riff-raff allowed.
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2016, 08:53:19 PM »

Col. Cholmondleigh-Worner (2nd left) sees to that! He is anticipating a compulsory pipe-smoking club-rule in the near future!
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Re: Old model boating photos...
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2016, 09:28:11 PM »

This one is from a lake in Wales i think its black park,the tug in the middle still runs now.
Here she is last year on our lake
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Re: Old model boating photos...
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2016, 09:38:00 PM »

Like the type 45s we see modelled today, those destroyers in the first image woud have been cutting edge technology represented then.

Amazing.
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Re: Old model boating photos...
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2016, 10:21:48 PM »

I am amazed at the skill some of you guys have , I myself will have to get a rocket up the place , have not done damn thing for ages , yet I have acquired boats ,,,something has to happen , perhaps it's the traveling ,traffic is no fun , I don't know ..
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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2016, 10:26:03 PM »

If you have a long commute for work then it will sadly take hours each day. A friend of mine lives in Somerset and communtes daily to London and so sets off at awful O'clock in the morning and if the trains are on time etc gets back at 8:30 in the evening so can understand why it is so hard for some people to find time amongst all the real life stuff to model and sail.

I expect some of these chaps in the period photos worked long long days.
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Re: Old model boating photos...
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2016, 10:28:48 PM »

I think this is the earliest surviving photo at Llandudno West Shore lake, taken in 1904
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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2016, 04:12:26 AM »

I never realised that they used to call West Shore, Conway Shore.
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« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2016, 05:10:29 PM »

this one is of South Shields South Marine Park roughly about 1886 when the Club first began.

2nd picture is of the Club after a German mine was dropped on it in about 1942

3rd picture is just after the First World War I believe.

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« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2016, 07:14:11 PM »

Colwyn Bay's original model boating lake was built in 1931 as part of the new Eirias Park, in 1985 that was buried under a carriageway of the new A55 bypass.

Our present lake was built as a replacement, still in the park.  This lake is to be lost now for a new housing estate and we are in the middle of moving to a much larger lake 150metres to the west.
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« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2016, 09:36:02 PM »

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Re: Old model boating photos...
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2016, 01:51:27 AM »

Maybe not so old, only about 60 years ago.
My father (left) and Rod Burman talking electronics at Mortlake pond
Our first boat, in the photo, was a Wavemaster built on the kitchen table and first had a Bonds electric motor but probably an E.D. Racer 2.5 cc by the time the photo was taken.
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« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2016, 02:16:25 AM »

Colwyn Bay's original model boating lake was .....


...was where we used to go for a smoke during school lunch break. 8)
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« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2016, 10:20:47 PM »

Now that is some keel!! I wonder what it weighed?
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Re: Old model boating photos...
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2016, 09:44:19 AM »


Does anyone have any old photos of Sherringham lake [just up the road from Cromer.


I always found when sitting and watching the models sailing just how user friendly that lake was, as it was raised above ground level not needing for us old crocks to have to bend over to put a model in, not that I had a model too put in.


Would be nice to see some old photos of it, as I miss the old place.


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« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2016, 12:17:50 PM »

Old-ish Jim?  Wish we had some more like it today!
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« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2016, 12:48:13 PM »


.  This lake is to be lost now for a new housing estate and we are in the middle of moving to a much larger lake 150metres to the west.


Which no doubt in a few years will become an aldi or lidl
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