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Charles Oates15/03/2018 18:49:51
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The BBC 2 program the repair shop is covering an antique steamboat on Monday the 19th at 6.30 pm.

It'll be short on detail but probably still interesting

Chas

ashley needham16/03/2018 18:03:30
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Chas. Will record, but it is frustrating that these sorts of show are so shallow. I presume they suppose nobody actually wants to know what they did, just what it looked like before and after.

​Ashley

​rant rant... same with the |Guy Martin WW1 tank. A wonderful thing made from 15mm plate steel even, but program filled with Guy`s rabbiting. Would have made a great documentary on replicating a lozenge....

Charles Oates17/03/2018 07:55:16
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Hi Ashley, you are absolutely right, but I'll take the little we get of this sort of thing knowing I'll be cross with it.

It beats me why program makers assume watchers don't want technical details and concentrate on the human angle.

Chas

ashley needham17/03/2018 08:07:02
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Chas. Cheap TV entertainment, for the unwashed masses. Easy to digest. Ashley

Byron Rees...(Ron)18/03/2018 09:29:46
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But not so easy to swallow!.

RON.

Charles Oates18/03/2018 13:53:28
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Which explains why so much of it is regurgitated!

 

 

Edited By Charles Oates on 18/03/2018 13:54:30

Bob Wilson20/03/2018 08:54:10
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Just looked at it on the internet. Even though the battleboat was antique, and obviously had a very nice engine in it, it was still rather "dumbed down" and was just a "toy" for Victorian children. Didn't even see the engine, but it was certainly running very smoothly, maybe the actual TV show had more in it. Here is the link for anyone interested: **LINK**

Bob

Dave Milbourn20/03/2018 09:08:04
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Come on, guys! This is a generalist program put on at an early evening slot to entertain the masses after they've had their tea. Had it been a specialist program specifically about renovating this one model then we might have expected more in the way of technical detail, but it wasn't. You lot sound like a bunch of old harpies! I wonder if somewhere there's a stuffed toy renovating forum where even now the members are carping on about not being told what type of thread was used to restitch the panda, or a marquetry forum replete with complaints about not being told the type of adhesive used on the table job or pointing out that rosewood of a certain age is now a prohibited import....

DM

Bob Wilson20/03/2018 09:43:50
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I didn't see the actual programme, so maybe there was more than in the link above, but I would at least have expected to have been given a look at what was inside it! Did they show the inside at all?

Bob

ashley needham20/03/2018 10:12:51
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Stuffed toy forum....now THERES something !! Where?? heart

I have recorded the program so I can sit at the sofa with my cup of co-coa and critique it properly.....

Ashley


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