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Re: Old model boating photos...
« Reply #100 on: December 12, 2016, 09:23:28 PM »

Hello,

I noticed the ages of the guys with the boats - - just the same as now !!!!.

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« Reply #101 on: December 20, 2016, 08:57:16 AM »

Hi 2 more from the South Shields model club
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« Reply #102 on: December 20, 2016, 09:20:09 AM »

Great Photos :-))


I would like to see more of the Daring class Destroyer if it is one.


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« Reply #103 on: December 20, 2016, 03:56:45 PM »

Hi Ned

it's a case of the pics were from a friend of a friend of a friend :-)

We need to do a little bit more research and asking as I want more information on George V tug as well.   To cut a long story short saw George V tug on the lake when I was a junior member of the Club (I was wearing short trousers them days ).    She was the first model I had set my eyes on with working lights and she is also steam powered.   The other thing to notice is, have a look at the last picture and you will see what looks to be a steam yacht - but if you look at the rudder & prop its either a Kort Nozzle or a Becker Rudder.   See if you can make it out.

Obviously we will try and get more pictures from this source.

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Re: Old model boating photos...
« Reply #104 on: December 20, 2016, 04:15:05 PM »

Think that might be a type of Kitchen
Gear as used on Admiralty workboats.
The prop speed is constant and speed/
ahead/astern is done by rotating the
two Buckets around the prop.
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« Reply #105 on: December 20, 2016, 04:18:45 PM »

Agree with Ned, more likely to be a Kitchen rudder of some type although it looks more like a hemisphere the way it is deployed. I imagine that the boat was steam powered and the engine not reversible.

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« Reply #106 on: December 20, 2016, 04:36:46 PM »

a Kitchener Rudder - yes I am definitely going to Specsavers - I put Bekker to make sure you were all asleep hahah :-)

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« Reply #107 on: December 20, 2016, 04:44:20 PM »

Kitchen's Patent Reversing Rudder  :-))
Nowt to do with Lord Kitchener  8)


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« Reply #108 on: December 20, 2016, 04:44:29 PM »

Kitchen, KITCHEN John! Kitchener went down on HMS Hampshire with or without his rudder.

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« Reply #109 on: December 20, 2016, 04:58:46 PM »

good Lord ere I am going to go and do some modelling - I cant get anything right today :-) even the Mrs has had to fix the Christmas lights  %% %% %%

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« Reply #110 on: December 20, 2016, 05:07:49 PM »

Sounds like that is the very last thing you should do John. Find a dark room and just lie down until the situation improves.  :o

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« Reply #111 on: January 31, 2017, 04:10:37 PM »


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« Reply #113 on: March 23, 2018, 07:23:30 AM »





Used to be a shop just like the picture just out of Chester .

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« Reply #114 on: March 23, 2018, 08:51:36 AM »

On the gyratory junction of Christleton Rd and Tarvin Rd a fantastic model shop. I believe it closed because it kept getting broken into and the council said the security shutters made it look nasty, so he had to take them down. So he closed. IIRC. Another opened further down Tarvin Rd by the canal but was not open for long.
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« Reply #115 on: March 23, 2018, 09:21:51 AM »

I remember being able to buy my Airfix, Revell, Humbrol paints, and other bits in Woolworths back in the very late 60s to early 70s.
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« Reply #116 on: March 23, 2018, 12:34:09 PM »

I remember buying paints in Woolies in the early sixties; 3 at 10d each making 2/6. The girl had to add it up on the till.  <:(
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« Reply #117 on: March 23, 2018, 09:42:50 PM »


Too early for me, but I remember Martlets toys and models in Chichester having separate shops across the street from each other; one selling toys and the other selling model paraphernalia. My Dad bought our Keilkraft Triton kit there and I remember choosing the red and blue Humbrol paints and an Airfix Blac for the roof. Back in 1982?

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« Reply #118 on: March 24, 2018, 09:45:25 PM »

This picture sits on the mantlepiece. My late father & my brother, I'm on the very left hand side. The model is Vic Smeeds Sea Kitten from the 1957 Model Maker. Taken at Teignmouth Devon sea front model boat pond. Around 1965 I'd guess. The model reskinned & repainted still exists.
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« Reply #119 on: March 25, 2018, 10:29:18 AM »


On the gyratory junction of Christleton Rd and Tarvin Rd a fantastic model shop. I believe it closed because it kept getting broken into and the council said the security shutters made it look nasty, so he had to take them down. So he closed. IIRC. Another opened further down Tarvin Rd by the canal but was not open for long.


That was the one, great Aladdin's cave, never impressed with the other one you mentioned.

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« Reply #120 on: March 25, 2018, 12:57:36 PM »

Nice people but didn't last long as I remember.
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« Reply #121 on: March 25, 2018, 01:34:45 PM »

The Blackheath Model Power Boat Club 1929, my Grandfather is 3 rd from the left and my great uncle is 4th from the right, they were the founding members.......oh and the little lad isn't me  <*<  (I was taking the picture  {-) )
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« Reply #122 on: March 25, 2018, 01:41:35 PM »

Radi control comes to Blackheath early 1950's
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« Reply #123 on: March 28, 2018, 07:48:54 PM »

Another one from the 1950's at Blackheath, my dad is in the tee shirt looking into the steam boat.
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« Reply #124 on: March 28, 2018, 07:56:19 PM »

Fabulous images Phil  :-))

I don't suppose you have any period images showing a Bassett Lowke "Streamlinia"?

It seemed to be a popular boat at the time, so I'd imagine that there were a fair few about...

I'm currently restoring one.

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