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Liverbudgie

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Looking back.
« on: December 31, 2017, 05:17:01 PM »

Considering some of the comments being aired of late, perhaps a period of naval gazing and introspection is required.
This being New years Eve it seems to be traditional in the media to look back over the year in image terms. However, on this occasion I shall be looking back a bit further than that.
Some of you might be aware that for a period I reported on and illustrated many of the model boat event's and exhibition's around the country for Model Boats. Until about 2004 all the pictures were taken on film, both negative's and transparencies. The result of this is that I have many  negatives and prints (untold thousands) stored away. I began a projects of scanning the negatives sometime ago but I wore that scanner out but, now I have a new, much more powerful one.
That being the case I'll from time to time and, if there is sufficient interest, put more up.

The first set is from the Cheddar weekend in 1997. This took place at the end of a week that had in many respects, had shaken the country to the core. 
Many of the people in pictures are unfortunately, no longer with us, but perhaps a few people will recognise themselves and the models which is more than I can do.
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Re: Looking back.
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 05:18:37 PM »

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Re: Looking back.
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 05:20:04 PM »

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Re: Looking back.
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 05:24:05 PM »

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Re: Looking back.
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 05:44:07 PM »


'scuse my memory Jon, but what happened to the country in 1997................I can't remember.


some lovely shots of Basil Harley by the way.
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Re: Looking back.
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2017, 05:49:33 PM »



'scuse my memory Jon, but what happened to the country in 1997................I can't remember.


some lovely shots of Basil Harley by the way.


Princess Diana Iím guessing


I like the Victorian two funnel cruiser. Very well detailed- any idea whose it was?
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Re: Looking back.
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017, 05:51:55 PM »

O M G yes.............sorry, how crass of me.................apologies  <:(
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Re: Looking back.
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2017, 07:24:08 PM »

It's not just pictures of models  either %),  model boats that is. I have a great many more pictures of the real thing. Here we have some of the "Clwyd Supporter", taken c.1994. She was built as a Russian deep sea tug in Poland in 1984 and scrapped at Grenaa in 2012/13. She was undergoing a re-refit at Birkenhead at the time.
See:  http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:908627/mmsi:-8325406/imo:8325406/vessel:CLWYD_SUPPORTER
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1750750
That's it for this year, regards to all.
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Re: Looking back.
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2017, 07:26:33 PM »

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Re: Looking back.
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 07:34:54 PM »

There are more but having probs with file sizes right now.
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Re: Looking back.
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2017, 07:38:51 PM »



Princess Diana Iím guessing


I like the Victorian two funnel cruiser. Very well detailed- any idea whose it was?

The cruiser from memory is HMS Jason and was built by Don Brown, from Hampshire. It was exhibited many times at the ME, Windermere etc.
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2017, 07:45:24 PM »

Thanks LB


It looks fantastic  :-))
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Re: Looking back.
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2017, 07:59:54 PM »

I assume Don is no longer with us, he was a member of our Berrylands club back in the 70s and stayed in touch for long afterwards but he seems to have just faded away with no one noticing. Like me he built a model of the Fishery Cruser Brenda but by then he was suffering from Parkinson's Disease.

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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2018, 03:15:43 PM »

I assume Don is no longer with us, he was a member of our Berrylands club back in the 70s and stayed in touch for long afterwards but he seems to have just faded away with no one noticing. Like me he built a model of the Fishery Cruser Brenda but by then he was suffering from Parkinson's Disease.

Colin

Yes Colin I think he must have gone long ago, quite how he managed to build some of his later models was really quite beyond me. Thinking about it, this is probably the last time I meet him. He and his cousin Derrick were both fine modellers.
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Re: Looking back.
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2018, 03:19:00 PM »

PT 3.

I think I've got the sizing problem sorted.
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« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2018, 03:27:18 PM »

PT 4.

I don't think anyone has built a model of one of these interesting vessels so I hope it gives people the inspiration to do so; which is the prime purpose I did and still do these kind of pictures whenever the opportunity arises.

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Re: Looking back.
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2018, 11:37:57 PM »

It is interesting LB......I occasionally wondered if the walls so our Captain Cook graving dock could talk  %) ...

Why not take a moment & view the attachment

Derek

extract.....
The dock was ready for initial flooding in September 1944 and pumps allowed the dock to be emptied of its 57,000,000 gallons (259,122,000 litres) of water in about four hours. The construction was sufficiently advanced to allow the emergency docking of HMS Illustrious on 2 March 1945, three weeks before the official opening by the Governor-General, the Duke of Gloucester on 24 March 1945. The graving dock was named in honour of Captain James Cook, R.N


http://www.gardenisland.info/1-02-010.html
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