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Colin Bishop03/10/2018 13:50:42
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The Cover and Contents of the November 2018 issue can now be viewed from the website front page. As usual a big variety of articles so something for everyone and you can see some article heading pages to whet your appetite!


Edited By Colin Bishop on 21/10/2018 11:28:33

The Long Build03/10/2018 20:03:54
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Yes Was able to download it last Friday, Not seen it that early before.. Reminds me I need to send a note to the editor as the Convention article has Ribble MBC as the club playing with the Fun Boats , where in fact it Was Runcorn and District Scale Model Boats..face 1

Edited By Colin Bishop on 21/10/2018 11:29:38

Ray Wood 203/10/2018 21:11:44
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Hi All

Great looking little 15" Sun XXI on the cover !! I maybe slightly biased thanks for the photos Graham, good laugh at the marina

Regards Ray


Edited By Colin Bishop on 21/10/2018 11:30:03

Graham Ashby 104/10/2018 11:01:58
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You're very welcome, as always, Ray. Enjoyed the morning and a great little marina.

Edited By Colin Bishop on 21/10/2018 11:30:36

Tony Hadley04/10/2018 19:50:53
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Your Sun Tug plan and model look good.

Knew I had seen a model of Sun XXI before, one appeared on the front cover of Model Boats and Cars Plans Handbook 1978/79. The description reads "Sun XXI built by Alan Waller which won the premier Model Engineer Exhibition award, the Duke of Edinburgh Trophy in 1974. Model features opening doors, sliding hatches and a crew. A similar model can be built from plan MM899. Photographed by Ron Moulton at Welwyn Garden City during Naviga Championships." Plan MM899 is Philip Connolly's 35" (890mm) design.

I've also posted an article from November 1960 Model Maker by Arthur Pollard about the Sun Tugs.

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Edited By Colin Bishop on 21/10/2018 11:31:14

Ray Wood 204/10/2018 20:20:09
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Hi Tony,

Thanks for your favourable comments about the little tug If only one young modeller has a go happy days I had the 35" Kingston moulding version of the XXI in the early nineties always a classic which I sold , wish I'd kept it !

Regards Raysunny.jpg

Edited By Colin Bishop on 21/10/2018 11:31:48

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