Here is a list of all the postings Paul T has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Fairey Huntsman|
As in all things 'you get what you pay for'
|Thread: Paddle Steamer Jeanie Deans|
If you google Sir Walter Scott you will find out all about Jeanie Deans.
Was it really all those years ago, it was a lovely model and certainly one of your best.
|Thread: todays boating|
Sadly the Bushy park Boaters do not have a website
What a conundrum.
You need to be on the lookout for is someone with technical knowledge who has a bit of spare time on his hands.
Now if we only had access to a recently retired and technically minded model boater.
|Thread: Ship helicopters.|
Try a belt drive taken from the main rotor shaft, at 1/96 a high quality silicone band would do the job and given the nature of its location should be maintenance free.
You might need to add some guide pulleys to ensure the belt doesn't foul anything (lego technic springs to mind)
An alternative would be to manufacture a drive shaft made from lego technic which could also be driven from the main rotor shaft.
If you want to spend lots of money then look at how the RC Helicopter chaps overcome the problem.
|Thread: The Editors right to edit|
The same used to apply to building sites although I usually only had to raise my voice for the protagonists to back down.
I see that the posting in question has been taken down which leads me to assume that common sense has prevailed and the toys have been put back into the playpen.
I fervently hope that the situation has been resolved with dignity and that those concerned have realised the wider implications that such spats have on the hobby as a whole and the magazine in particular.
Unfortunately we now live in an age of instant, and many times knee jerk reactions to situations that shouldn't have arisen in the first place, as tweets from a certain President are a prime example.
As the matter is hopefully closed Colin, as website editor may and fully understandably, wish to remove or close this thread which, thankfully is his right.
I don't want to perpetuate the problem for either person by putting a link on here, I just hope that those who have read the post in question will refrain from making personal comments here and try to look at the bigger picture of how this kind of social media exposure having a detrimental effect on both the magazine and our own forum.
I am a member of many model boat forums and today a very disconcerting posting appeared on one of them.
This posting was from Glynn Guest who we all know as a dedicated model boat designer and stalwart of our hobby.
The subject surrounding his posting has very obviously aroused deep emotions in Glynn and I have to admit to feeling sympathy for him.
As you would expect the posting has received some emotive replies most of which are deleterious to MBMs current editor. There is obviously an issue between these two people but I don't think that social media is the place to air these grievances as the only thing that will ultimately loose out is the magazine itself.
As a very long term subscriber I have seen editors come and go, all have different styles, some of which I liked and some I didn't but as with any specialist publication I was happy to except the good with the bad knowing that my favourite subject would be covered soon, the one steadfast thing is that I have always supported and accepted is the Editors right to edit the magazine as he sees fit.
If subscribers don't like the current editorial style then they should exercise their right to complain by writing to the publisher or cancelling their subscription rather than conducting what could easily be seen as a witch hunt on social media.
Edited By Paul T on 31/08/2019 14:40:59
|Thread: New Online Buying Rules|
Who remembers George Orwells prophetic commentary and how close we are in 2019 to achieving his prediction.
CCTV on every street, in every shop and even in most cars, so Big Brother can watch everything we do.
Mobile phones that inform the world about our every move so Big Brother knows exactly where we are.
Electronic banking that record our every purchase so Big Brother knows what we buy and how to 'personalise' our spending experience.
It looks like we have the world where the banks and politicians have everything they desire and our every whim comes with a bill and a side order of relentless advertising.
A wise man once said that we get the life that we deserve, so basically all of this trouble with Internet banking is our own fault.
Now who remembers cash and a time when your finances were truly private, its the same place where mobile phones were big and red and very handy when it rained, you couldn't loose them down the sofa and they didn't ring every 30 seconds to enquire about the accident you recently had.
Sad isn't it
|Thread: Prototype build of ELLIE|
As some of you know I have had very traumatic past few weeks but I turned on my computer this morning and smiled for the first time since the beginning of August.
I defy anybody not to look at this without any emotion.
Thanks to Colin Steventon
Edited By Paul T on 24/08/2019 09:46:07
The only place in Lymm where you might find such a thing is in a workmans lunch box, alongside his smoked salmon and Earl Grey tea.
You will be alright in the Golden Fleece as its a very nice pub but being a foreigner you might have to leave your passport as security against the bar bill, they do take cash (purely for the novelty value) but you will have to back it up with a major credit card such as American Express Platinum.
Not that Lymm is expensive but most of the cars don't have to park whilst their owners partake of refreshment...they just get the chauffeurs to drive around until they are ready to leave.
The old no 3 is open again but I can't tell you how good the meals are.
Lymm is stuffed full of takeaways, cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Also a small Sainsburys for the essential bits and pieces.
The Chinese chippy is a stones throw from the village moorings, not a bad chip shop and a pretty good Chinese takeaway.
The Golden Fleece pub is right next to the canal / Lymm bridge and has a very pleasant small pub garden, if you prefer a game of darts then The Bull is right over the road from the Fleece.
Be warned though.....Lymm is a very expensive place to eat out.
|Thread: Technological Progress - Is it getting too complicated?|
This is my level, designed and built by myself, and works a treat. Glad I was born in 1944
The beautiful piece of equipment that you built can now fit into something the size of your fingernail so just imagine what you could build if you had been born in 1984, the entire spectrum of radio communication would be at your fingertips from Radio Astronomy through Microwave Radio to Laser based communication.
I appreciate your comments about the skills required to repair a component but in these days of cheap and easily changed components isn't it a waste of the operators time to try and repair an item.
I imagine that the first Marconi radio operators bemoaned the flashy equipment that became available post WW2 complaining that these new fellows wouldn't know how to poach a cat to get the correct consistency of catgut.
Time moves on and every new generation improves upon technology..............if they didn't we wouldn't be having this online conversation in our nice warm houses.....instead of living in caves and throwing Badgers at each other.
Is the hot weather bringing out the depressive side of your natures?
Whilst I agree that cars 'back in the day' were easy to maintain they were also badly designed, badly made, death traps that would squash the nut holding the wheel in any impact above 25mph. We no longer have to plan our routes to avoid big hills nor need to carry such things as tool kits, water, fan belts, grease guns and spare bulbs.
Modern modelling electronics are simple 'plug and play' devices which is far better that the old cats whisker systems that were cutting edge back in the 60s and interference free (remember the fear and frustration when CB broadcasters used to override your signal)
Come on chaps and embrace the tecnoligy that the 21st century offers.
|Thread: Bending Wood|
After bitter experience of steaming out the kitchen complete with sagging wallpaper and streaming windows I opted to improvise a little piece of kit that could be used outdoors.
The kit is a wallpaper steamer connected to a length of plastic drain pipe, the steamer provides a constant and controlled source of steam whilst the length of pipe is a great steam chest.
|Thread: Digital Archive|
When did your digital subscription begin?
|Thread: todays boating|
Sounds like a good time was had by all but was this some random little boy or one of your many fans who turn out every Sunday.
|Thread: scale 1:16 figures|
DM (No E)
Have I missed something
|Thread: Historic Transport Day|
Yesterday was the Lymm Historic Transport Day, lots of cars, trucks, motorbikes, traction engines, little steam trains in the village, a fleet of narrow boats on the canal and even some model aircraft.
The day held fair until mid afternoon when the sky clouded over and threatened to spoil the main attraction of a WW2 aircraft, last year we had a Spitfire which, given the close proximity of our house to the event field, performed its banking roll right over our roof.
This year we were to be treated to a visit from the RAFs only flying Dakota and so I stood in our garden, camera in hand, hoping to get some great shots but the sky refused to brighten and so my long awaited photos were bland.
Took a load of photos and these are the best of the bunch with only one that is worth looking at
So bland that they looked best in sepia
Edited By Paul T on 24/06/2019 11:24:01
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