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Member postings for Bob Abell

Here is a list of all the postings Bob Abell has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Spider J
16/06/2018 07:18:28

Hi Gareth

I like the lovely neat realistic detailing work on your barge

Museum quality again

Can I mention one little point?......

The ratchet wheels would look nicer if you turned a groove on the faces, to give a hub effect

Sorry to nit pick


Thread: Brutus
10/06/2018 18:27:57

Er............and the most abundant element?


10/06/2018 17:54:35

Hi Paul

Why don't you make the forward tubes......High pressure suction pipes........And they could suck the ship forward?

In which case, they should be under the water and out of sight

Food for thought?


10/06/2018 15:38:59

Hi Paul

Might the torpedo tubes be in the wrong place?

They spoil the bow wave, down there


Thread: Iron barque completed
10/06/2018 14:02:48

A lovely model, Bob

Could be one of your best?

The sails and rigging are most convincing.......Full of wind and as tight as a drum!


Thread: Brutus
08/06/2018 18:29:27

Hi Paul and Cookie

Is Cookie making a Brutus or what?

What are these big motors, you keep referring to?


Thread: Fed up with bleeping transmitters
08/06/2018 08:21:29

Hi Paul

Your new Tx looks good value for money?

Looking forward to the new look Brutus pictures and your Hush Hush project too

All the best, matey


Thread: old electronics
05/06/2018 18:59:15

Just saying Hello to Paul Freshney

It`s nice to know you are still involved and nostalgic memories of the Haydock Shows

All the best


Thread: Thames Sailing Barge Stuff
28/05/2018 12:16:00

Well done, Ray

Your barge models look very nice and your barge knowledge is impressive too

Plus a belated, well done, for having your Silver Mist build published.......Another nice model

Keep up the good work

Bob.......Slowing down, these days

Thread: Vintage Gentleman's Cruiser
25/05/2018 10:51:08

As requested by an interested member...….

Lady J and SloMo2 together

Lady J and SloMo2`s hull were designed by Paul T a few years ago and were great fun to build


ld and sm.jpg

21/05/2018 20:13:12

Hi Paul

Thanks Paul, it would be nice to see you again

Duckie has just confirmed that he is unavailable all this week, due to the builders etc

So Lady Joyce the Wife, Lady Joyce the Boat and Bob the Builder may have a sneakie unofficial visit first

Don`t want any more egg on my face

Capt Bob

21/05/2018 18:58:14

Hello Paul

The inboard ends of the propshafts are above the waterline anyway, so my apparent Engineering sloppiness could be excused?

I will do a proper job of tidying up and greasing after the maiden voyage.

Unfortunately, Duckie the Official cameraman is unavailable at the moment, due to the Gas men cometh for a boiler replacement

Capt Bob

20/05/2018 16:43:34

Hello Chaps!

Capt Bob here

May already!

Just decided to have a fiddle and a trial run, sometime next week......Hopefully

First job is a test float in the bath to check for water seapage up the prop shafts..........(Too lazy to strip the props down for greasing)..........Wonderful........No leaks

So a few drops of oil should be ok for the first run?


vintage gentleman`s cruiser.jpg

Thread: Which came first?
17/05/2018 08:08:55

This may seem an obvious question, but the answer has puzzled me for years!

Similar to the proberviel Chicken and Egg question.......

Petrol or the Petrol engine?

If it is Petrol..........What was it used for?

If it is the Petrol engine............What fuel did they have in mind?


Thread: Watson Lifeboat (Mary Ann Hepworth) drawing
14/05/2018 18:40:40

Hi Neil

I agree with my learned colleague...........Lovely detailing


Thread: For Sale My Model Slipway Trent Lifeboat
10/05/2018 13:26:48

Hi Paul

A quality model indeed

I saw your model on the Lifeboat Stand at Birchwood, in the good old days

All the best, my mate


Thread: Jigsaw picture
09/05/2018 12:38:00

Hi John

Thanks for the link......Ot's working OK

Plenty of other reading matter there too


09/05/2018 08:38:42

Thank you, Bob

I think you are correct

The latest close up photo looks like a same day photo, judging by the clientele. aft?

Is it normal to have full sail, being so high out of the water?


Thread: Thames Sailing Barge Stuff
08/05/2018 08:46:21

Hi Ray

Nice summer time shots.........In the sunshine for a change


Thread: Jigsaw picture
08/05/2018 08:34:00

Hi Chaps

It's a jigsaw picture

But who can identify her?

Come in, Bob Wilson


Jigsaw picture

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