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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: Vic Smeed's Silver Mist
22/09/2019 19:15:29

Cossack makes a nice stand?

I used to see HMS Belfast being towed up and down the Thames at Dagenham in the 70s

She was an impressive sight


22/09/2019 17:59:40

A very Dinky model

What does it look alongside your Cossack?


21/09/2019 11:07:13

Hello Ray

Will be following your blog with great interest

Will you be having a chain operated rudder, like mine?

it makes a nice change and is an interesting mechanism

Take a look at my last post......It shows some of my steam locos

All the best.....Bob

Thread: Paddle Steamer Jeanie Deans
13/09/2019 18:49:20

Hi Ray

I sold the Britannia and it helped to pay for our first caravan

The Tank Engine was my first build designed by Henry Greenley and the plans and castings were marketed by Bassett Lowke

I sold it and bought our Frame Tent camping equipment

My final loco was the Princess of Wales, designed by Martin Evans......A 5" gauge Midland Single

I built the chassis and wheels etc and had just started the boiler, when Martin confessed he had made a grave design error!...….All the cylinder mounting holes were incorrect!

So that was that...…..And that got sold too

The track was in our garden

Boblphil and loco.jpg

13/09/2019 17:06:18

Hello Ray

Since you`ve mentioned good old LBSC and my visitor has not made contact yet...…..

Here my LBSC 3 1/2" gauge Britannia...…...

Six years in the build


phil + brit.jpg

11/09/2019 21:38:35

Hello Ray

The plan is available from Model Boats catalogue

Designed by Alex Thompson


11/09/2019 11:50:29

Peter Teal and Jeanie Deans at Etherow

Still waiting for Mr Whittaker to make contact?


duckie and jd.jpg

10/09/2019 13:12:34

They were happy days, Ray

You are very active, these days, I notice......Keep up the good work, my mate


10/09/2019 12:48:12

Hello Paul

The years have certainly rolled past

The sad news is that I gave this model away....Free of charge!

Complete with Twin stick F16!

Mind you, I had good reason and it went to a good home

All the best, my mate......Bob

10/09/2019 11:27:14

JEANIE DEANSJeanie DeansJeanie DeansOff to theTTCOMP-1

Jeanie Deans


09/09/2019 15:42:23

Just received a PM from Martyn Chorlton, asking about my PS Jeanie Deans scratch build

Yes I did build the model back in 2006, followed by "Jeanie Deans at War" in 2008, which was her wartime guise of JD, converted to a Mine Sweeper


Thread: Prototype build of ELLIE
07/08/2019 13:56:42

John O`C

Please PM me


Thread: British brig
29/07/2019 08:11:15

Lovely build, Robert

The rigging is the highlight of the model

As always......Well done


Thread: Clyde Paddler
15/07/2019 10:15:35

Thank you, Tony for posting my Glasgow build

It turned out to be a nice pretty model, but the performance was pitiful

It was totally under powered

It also needed more body weight for the paddles to fight against, to create a realistic paddle wash

All the best


Thread: Vintage Gentleman's Cruiser
14/07/2019 11:37:36

For Terry Burnett`s attention

Nice meeting you again, Terry


Thread: Prototype build of ELLIE
12/06/2019 15:30:22

Very nicely built

Well done, John

Capt Bob

Thread: Help
12/06/2019 12:35:37

Hello Ian

This is a very common problem with iPads

It's happened to me many times on this forum

The solution is very simple......Rotate your IPad thru 180 degrees and try again


Thread: What ship is this?
02/06/2019 18:56:01

Are the skimpy sails......Storm Sails?


02/06/2019 17:56:30

Thank you, Colin

it looks a busy ship and not much deck area?


02/06/2019 16:05:05

Hi Chaps

Found this exciting photograph on the net somehow by accident

Does any one recognise the ship?

Perhaps Bob Wilson can help?



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