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Fred Ellis

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How Long is too Long???
« on: August 29, 2017, 04:12:39 PM »

How long is too long that is a good question?
I purchased my Tsekoa in September 1996 at the 50th anniversary of Southend MBC from Dave Metcalf when he was with Model Slipway,
I do have other hulls that are older but I will stick with the Tsekoa for now.
In the twenty-one year’s that I have had this model I have moved three times so some of this time has been setting up new workshop’s, now the “BUT” on the last move Sod’s Law came into play, the wheelhouse and for-deck was damaged so I put her into the loft until some months back when I took pity on her and took her into the garage now come workshop, 
O.K just contact Model Slipway and get some replacement part’s, email sent off after, a few day’s I received a reply saying that they were unable to help with replacement parts for the wheelhouse and deck O.K I can understand that as the parts for the wheelhouse are all on different sheets, so a call out to members of this forum and one member did reply and sent me copies of all the parts that I needed.
Wheelhouse put to one side and work started on the deck, after a week a new deck was fitted, still have all the deck fitting’s still to fit.
Now the wheelhouse I started by reveres engineering the wheelhouse and when I had it down to its component parts I then along with the copies I started to rebuild the new wheelhouse.
So is twenty-one years to long ???
When I work out how to resize my photos I will post them.
Thank you for your time
Fred
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Re: How Long is to Long???
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 04:19:13 PM »

21 years sounds about right :-))


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Re: How Long is to Long???
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 04:50:36 PM »

O.K so I am on the right track then, lets hope it does not take me to long to get her finished.


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Re: How Long is to Long???
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 04:52:10 PM »

Photo test run
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Re: How Long is to Long???
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 08:24:57 PM »

Well even after twenty one years she looks good. I hope you built other ships in the mean time as otherwise you have been the most patient person ever  :o
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Re: How Long is to Long???
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2017, 10:12:11 PM »

Hi
Well yes I have built a 'T' class submarine , and for the last eleven years I have been on the committee of the Ducati owners club, that did not give me much time for working on boats but a lot of time going to bike events.


Any way I have now more time for boats.


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Re: How Long is to Long???
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 11:00:24 PM »

Ahah....we see it all Fred %) ...the two wheeled ship.....Derek
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Re: How Long is to Long???
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2017, 07:22:00 AM »

Yes you have,
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Re: How Long is to Long???
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2017, 07:53:03 AM »

How long is too long?  I bought myself an OO gauge loco kit (K's) in 1971 I worked on it now and then, replaced the wheels then made a better chassis, then motors had improved so up dated that then I finished it all ready to run 37 years later.
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Re: How Long is to Long???
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2017, 08:44:50 AM »

Check out my build on the POSH Venture. This was actually one of two I had of the Wimpey Seahorse hull from same manufacturer as yours. It went in the lost around 1990 and saw the light of day again a couple years ago when I rebuilt it and it emerged as a completely new ship :}

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Re: How Long is to Long???
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2017, 09:27:15 AM »

I've an old solid wood kit of a 1/72 Flower class that's been building in fits and starts since the late 1970s. Has travelled to 6 different house with me. It will probably take me that time again, if I'm still here!
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Re: How Long is to Long???
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2017, 10:48:57 AM »

Too long is when the boat isn't finished but you are!  :o

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Re: How Long is to Long???
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2017, 12:15:23 PM »

Started a Billings Cutty Sark in 1975 when in Cyprus, continued slowly on return. Went into storage in 86 on posting to Gibraltar. Still in storage box in the middle of the garage. As I recall only the running rigging remains to be done. My 29 year old son has never seen it! Need a roundtoit  :-))
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Re: How Long is to Long???
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2017, 12:52:06 PM »

Hi
Well yes I have built a 'T' class submarine , and for the last eleven years I have been on the committee of the Ducati owners club, that did not give me much time for working on boats but a lot of time going to bike events.


Any way I have now more time for boats.


Fred

Fred - I've had the opposite problem, well sort of. I'm into motorbikes as well, mainly Triumphs and have hardly ridden over the last 2 years due to other commitments and DIY.

I'm determined to make up for it this year though and boat building will be my winter pursuit. Have spent a little time sailing an RC yacht this year.

Still working 3 days a week with too many interests and not enough time!

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Re: How Long is to Long???
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2017, 07:02:39 PM »

Hi
Thank you all for your reply's :-))  so I am just at the start compared to some so I will just keep on going.


On the wall of my garage/workshop I have an A4 poster and it say's


God put me on this earth to finish a certain number of PROJECTS. Right now I am so far behind I will never Die.


All the Best


Fred


P/S hears to the next 100 years. {-) [size=78%]  [/size]
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Re: How Long is to Long???
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2017, 01:45:45 PM »

Just a quick up date on my Tsekoa rebuild.


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Re: How Long is too Long???
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2020, 08:31:25 AM »

Hi
I know that it has been a long time since I lasted posted with regards to my Tsekoa.


But I am now calling it FINISHED unless I can find some more deck junk.


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Re: How Long is too Long???
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2020, 09:28:30 AM »

Congratulations Fred, hope you can get her on the water this year - she will look the business  :-))


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Re: How Long is too Long???
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2020, 09:42:11 AM »

Congratulations Fred, hope you can get her on the water this year - she will look the business  :-))


Regards,
Ray.


Thanks for that. :-)) :-)) :-))


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Re: How Long is too Long???
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2020, 09:44:49 AM »

I find mine takes a fair bit of water on deck
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Re: How Long is too Long???
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2020, 04:19:13 PM »

Thee day you putt that on the water Fred I'll bring my unfinished Ayton Cross to join it.
Look forward to it.
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Re: How Long is too Long???
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2020, 06:21:14 PM »

Hi Martin


I hope to get it into the water this Thursday at Swiss Cottage, if you are free may be you could come over.


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