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johnv

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Re: Member Age Profile Survey?
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2019, 06:52:03 AM »

Hi it's John V i am 73 years young .But not very good in health
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« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2019, 07:24:17 AM »

this will be an interesting poll. I weren't surprised at most members being in the 50+ brackets but I did think there would be   more younger ones. still its early days yet. :-))
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« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2019, 09:01:15 AM »


I am not sure that the age profile, whilst interesting, worries me much. It might be that it is a hobby that appeals more to older people. I suspect that gardening might have a similar profile.


What matters more is whether the profile is getting older and whether older modellers leaving are being replaced by 40-50 year olds joining. I had models as a kid and then stopped until I was in my forties. Is this typical?


The rise of the ready to run model must also be having an effect somewhere. Perhaps all the kids enjoying their rtr models now will come back later as I did.


Having said all that boat modelling might well be becoming even more of a fringe hobby.
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« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2019, 09:05:57 AM »

74  Damn it!
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« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2019, 09:30:26 AM »

74  Damn it!



Do you have a birthday & think "how on earth did I get to be this old?" There is a bit inside my brain that is still 20 & can't believe that it us surrounded by the rest that is so much older!
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« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2019, 10:02:47 AM »

Keeping some sort of level of fitness is the hard bit, cant maintain it.
Treadmills and fitbit stuff not for me!

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« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2019, 10:03:08 AM »

Hi I like getting older, that may sound crazy but other option is not so good.
Not trying to hi-jack the thread but previous mention of ready to run models made me think back, this is now a long way.

 We all started with toys (read RTR).  Maybe we then separated into breaking and ignoring, (parents will provide if I yell enough). And also those trying to mend or at least request mending of the toy.  This I think separates off who we are now.
This does not include the difficult ones among you who would first take everything apart, but does include those of you who could put it all together again.
Just a hypothesis!

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« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2019, 03:59:24 PM »

Keeping some sort of level of fitness is the hard bit, cant maintain it.
Treadmills and fitbit stuff not for me!



I have improved my fitness, as my company provide free yoga sessions once a week in our lunch time, so there are myself and a number of the younger ladies in the time slot I go to. this keeps me flexible and has stopped my back aching at least. some of the other guys also do a slot, but they do a more energetic version.
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« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2019, 04:11:33 PM »

Yes, back ache has been an ongoing problem for me, is there a way to diminish it?
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« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2019, 04:42:23 PM »

   must be one of the oldest members  88 years and been married for 66 years
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« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2019, 04:54:15 PM »

I was 10 when you got married Gordon
Did you get a telegram for your 60th?
Went to a 60th last week.
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wheelies on that turbo scooter of yours.
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« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2019, 05:18:02 PM »

hi yes we have two telegrams 60 yrs and 65 done a good wheeley up the street today had a speed test as well 0 to 4 mph 20 mins    {-) {-)
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« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2019, 05:37:28 PM »

70 next month and spend most of my time in workshop surrounded by boats planes and helicopters. Get more fun building than using them.
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« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2019, 05:45:46 PM »


Why are we so fixated by age , does it really matter  just   try to get the best out of what you have , treasure   your family and  friends, respect others points of view  :-) and enjoy your chosen  hobby  :-)
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« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2019, 06:02:03 PM »

It gives an idea of what is likely to happen to hobby demographics in the near future.

Doesn't take a soothsayer to predict you can expect to see a savage decline in clubs and activities in the hobby in the next decade.

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« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2019, 06:12:36 PM »

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It gives an idea of what is likely to happen to hobby demographics in the near future.

Doesn't take a soothsayer to predict you can expect to see a savage decline in clubs and activities in the hobby in the next decade.

Quite correct, this is exactly what we are seeing.

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« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2019, 06:16:42 PM »

i'M 76 IN MARCH  way though and would come along when I went  Lost my darling wife of 44yrs in October. She laughed about me "playing with TOY boats and planes. In a nice way and would come along when I flew or sailed. I started with Star yachts .The fave was an Endeavour Which I sailed on various park lakes in Liverpool and New Brighton. Occasionally Hoylake and Southport. Then I got into various airboats. One being Vic Smeeds POND SKATER. When I get back on  my feet I intend doing another. With rc and maybe bigger. We oldies probably came back in our 30 s/40 s when we had kids.  Then as the kids "grew out of them" had another break. Then maybe came back with grandkids.??   OR NOT.
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« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2019, 06:50:36 PM »

will be Four Score in August  up at 0445 hrs Mon-Frid for a 2 hour shift 6 till 8 probably will retire  this year
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« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2019, 06:56:44 PM »

Good on you Gordon and your good lady, will drop by soon and have a catch up
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« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2019, 07:27:06 PM »

73% over 60 then so far!
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« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2019, 08:50:39 PM »

Maybe you need new batteries in your abbuscus Colin  {-)
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« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2019, 08:55:55 PM »

It's gone up since I posted that.
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« Reply #47 on: January 21, 2019, 08:56:47 PM »






   So probably 60% of the membership are over retirement age . With almost 7,000 members @ 60 %   that means the forum is keeping about 4,200 citizens out of the funny farm.  Not bad going.
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« Reply #48 on: January 21, 2019, 09:00:48 PM »

Just a question on the side regiment ..... being from afar, I am thinking that your Telegrams may be from behind the walls of Buckingham Palace?


So if this is the case, are they sent by special Court Messenger delivery, or does ERII contract this out to her Husband?


if this is the case, was the Duke on his way delivering last week when he lost control of his Landie?


Either way, our congratulations to you and your good Wife on your achievement/sentence  {-) .....


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« Reply #49 on: January 22, 2019, 02:32:35 PM »

 hi   derek  the cards are 6x8  queens photo on the left hand side and a message on the right hand side the cards are sent two days before   if  not received by then the post office must inform buck house that day that no cards have arrived   at the local post office and  i was told all hell lets lose    tracked all the way untill i receive them
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