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Ray Wood 216/06/2021 12:49:52
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Hi Eddie,

Good show, it will be good to see her live on after the actual barge could not be saved, I hear that Tim R is on with his Mallorca flyer tsb Kimberley

As I get my state pension from September I am going on a 4 day week, which has pleased the management no end !!

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 16/06/2021 12:50:24

Eddie Lancaster16/06/2021 13:02:57
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Hi. Ray, does that mean more than you are doing at the momentcheeky.

Here is the picture I took of the drawings, I finally found which cloud they were on!



Ray Wood 216/06/2021 13:18:48
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Hi Eddie,

Yes that's a good point !!

Since working from home has became the new normal, the spare bedroom/office is gradually filling up with models mainly plastic aeroplanes on the window cill

I have just had some drawings printed for MV Stability one FT Everards coasters based from Greenhithe very near Bluewater, a tenuous link but good enough for me

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 16/06/2021 13:21:45

redpmg16/06/2021 16:28:41
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Hope the window does not get too much sun Ray - amazing how glass focuses heat - and styrene does not like that .much............ Sun so fierce here you would end up with a pile of scrap

State pension here is not even enough to buy a months groceries = MPs earn about 100 times more and retire with full pensions after a very short stay............

Like the plans - which real barge are they for ?

Eddie Lancaster17/06/2021 08:00:07
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The drawings are for Eastwood’s Moreland.


Ray Wood 217/06/2021 09:26:56
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Hi Peter,

Yes I can never understand the reason for taxing a state pension? but apparently that's how it works here if I'm still working !!

The plastic models are safe, we have had a couple of weeks of sun but now it's raining again

Regards Ray

Chris Fellows17/06/2021 14:26:19
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And carry on being taxed once retired if you have a decent works pension! You won't pay NI once you reach pension age Ray but you pay more tax, brilliant isn't it!

Yes, it always annoys me when I hear of MPs getting a full pension after very few years (is it 5?) when most of us have to do at least 40!

My wife gets her state pension in September after being diddled out of 6 years. sad

I better stop now as I guess it will be termed political! smiley



Edited By Chris Fellows on 17/06/2021 14:28:17

Eddie Lancaster19/06/2021 22:14:57
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With the recent wet weather I have been able to make a start on Westmoreland sooner than planned, and I have just noticed my latest senior moment, when I called the TSB Moreland, this was the name Richard Chesney gave his modelfrown.

I now have a keel and a full set of frames, it's good to have the right tools to do each job,it makes life so much easier with a bandsaw and scroll saw.


The frames are 1/8 thick ply that was in stock. Working from the enlarged plans I photocopied the frame drawings to give me one copy per frame, I cut the frame pattern out by folding the drawing in half on the centre line which ensured that both sides were the same, these were then glued to the ply using Pritt Stick glue.

The problem with enlarging a drawing is that you also enlarge the thickness of the lines, to more than 1/16" on my drawings,and you also enlarge any slight discrepancies in the original drawing, in this case by X3, I found this out by some of the frames not lying fair on the keel, checking them against the the side elevation drawing I was able to rectify the problem, and without having to make any new frames.

Next the keel will be set up on the buiding board and the frames glued in place.


Ray Wood 220/06/2021 08:07:29
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Hi Eddie,

Wow there is no stopping you always fun to start a new build, let me know when you need the keel depth & weight, my 30" Giralda goes like a Whippet !!

I was going boating this morning, but no sun makes it rather dismal !! so we are off to Hastings to check out the fishing boats

All the Best Ray

Dave Sansom20/06/2021 08:12:56
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Morning Eddie

Thanks for posting your construction.

Keep up the good work and keep us posted

Dave on the Isle of Wight

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