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: Etherow Model Boat Club|
Comp day finally arrived, September 30th at 11.00 am
Five models made an appearance, and so did the rain, but was bearable for most of the morning.
A few club members also came for a look, but the virus restrictions created a strange atmosphere
We had a general sail about. My cardboard creation sailed well and was totally watertight, which was a relief
The Commodore, the well known John Berry of model Yacht Racing fame, did his rounds of judging and finally settled on the winner........Chris Galloway
Well done Chris
Pictures to follow shortly
|Thread: BRUTUS MK 11|
What's up Doc?
What's the rush?
I've been very busy lately on important domestic affairs, repairing water damage to the upstairs flooring, which occurred about 30 years ago!........How time flies when one is having fun? So Brutus has taken a short term back seat.
Today is the Etherow Club Commodore's Challenge. Nobody seems to know how the event will be carried out?
Probably static judging and a short sail. The subject is to build Ray Woods MTB Ferret, if you remember. Of course I think I've infringed the rules by building twice the Modelboats free plan, by building twice the design size!
Photo' s to follow this evening
I`m having no part in all this hush hush, top secret stuff
You can count me out, chaps
Unless it`s false news of course
Thanks Paul and Ashley for your suggestions
What can the Laser cannon be used for?
Your photo of the Direction Finder is no spectacular enough
Will invent one now
Hi Ashley.....Sounds a good idea
What would the device look like?
A picture would be helpful
Thank you Ashley
I have to agree with you and Mr T on that
Just had another look at Brutus again and realised that the Rudder Servo can also be harnessed
Will create something more suitAbell
Get your suggestions in sharpish, before I dive in
I'm sure to find a spot for a multi Thommy gun somewhere
In the meantime. How are you lately?
Its slow progress at the moment, but there's no rush
Look after yourself my mate
Here`s a novel feature
Twin Rocket launchers mounted on the Rudder Stubs!
So they rotate with the rudders........Very novel and worth a look when on the pond?
|Thread: Cruise Ships - Dawlish Devon|
Your slightly misaligned photo of the idle cruise ships parked up on a gloomy day puts the situation truly in perspective
|Thread: BRUTUS MK 11|
A voice in the wilderness at last
Thank you, Ashley, for looking in
A sensible suggestion, but not ready for a stairlift at the moment
My sledge idea has done the trick admirably
As a matter of fact, I`ve got all my heavy stuff upstairs using the sledge method
Especially the Myford Lathe
I used a 15 ft length plank as a slideway and was very rewarding exercise
Keep safe my mate
Well spotted Colin, but you are supposed to be looking at the Sledge idea
A strange chap in a red coat and white whiskers has already commented and likes the sledge idea, for getting up and down the roof tiles
Edited By Bob Abell on 16/09/2020 19:27:21
Many thanks Ray
We had a really fun time , getting up n down the stairs, without having to struggle
All the best
Motors running test
I was pleasantly surprised to see Brutus 2 dash about under power.
Got a bit swamped doing a reverse up the slope of the bath
But no harm done
I have had to split the postings as shown, because the PC was playing up or me being gormless, I suspect the latter
Not a leak in sight.....What a nice surprise?
Ground Zero....Why all this fuss? You may ask......Getting on a bit these days and need to be extra careful
The Float Test...
But firstly, we need to get Brutus 2 down those stairs!
Not a problem, the sledge idea worked well
Even the missus was impressed
Just a work in progress photo
She will begin to look more like the part when Port holes and more fittings are added
The Ship is really ready for a test floatation with motors now.....Down those Alpine looking stairs and Into the bath!
|Thread: Todays Boating|
Very nice Ashley.......More pix please
Chris E .....Correct
Nice models, Mr Bishop
"No stir in the air, no stir in the sea
The ships were still as they could be"
Name that poem?
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