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Colin Bishop05/01/2021 12:12:31
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Richard, Miltiades won't be very heavy. The model is just 39 inches long and 4.5 inches in the beam..


Ray Wood 205/01/2021 12:58:48
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Hi All,

We are all modellers at the end of the day, this was my Christmas build

Takes me back to being 10 years old in 1965

Regards Raykk lysander dec 20.jpg

Richard Simpson05/01/2021 13:19:03
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Lovely job Ray, reminds me of building a rubber band powered model with my Dad as a youngster. We once took it to a field and had a play for a couple of hours and could not work out why it was going round in a big circle and coming back to us. Then we realised that we hadn't attached the wing perfectly centrally, which was well worth knowing for future flights!

I take it you are going to cover it but are you going traditional with doped tissue or are you going to use the more modern heat shrink covering film?

Richard Simpson05/01/2021 13:29:00
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I've been building a gasworks now for about a year and a half to fill in a back corner of the layout. I'm not too far off finishing but then comes the complicated bit of fitting it to the layout at a bit of a stretch, and then fitting the points to graft it into the layout track.




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Richard Simpson05/01/2021 13:29:59
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timg05/01/2021 13:35:10
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Thanks Colin

I need to get it finished, believe it or not I have quite a few other models that need finishing as well..

Hi Ray

Nice model, will it be a static model ?



Ray Wood 205/01/2021 15:26:58
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Hi Richard,

What a super layout, the great thing about a railway there are so many things to do, and is a layout ever finished?

The Lysander may be covered at some stage with tissue & doped, it was more of a dexterity test with all that 1/16" square balsa, they were always marginal flyers !


I will probably hang it up in my workshop it may live longer that way I'm a bit of a hoarder I probably have another dozen various Keil Kraft kits, they just take me back the catalogues which were like the modellers bible and the things of dreams.

Regards Ray

Colin Miller05/01/2021 19:34:21
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Thanks everyone for the kind comments,

Colin family friends of my wife have a small fishing boat similar to the one you are building for catching catfish in Hungary. I have always wondered about doing a liner/cargo vessel like that but never really took the plunge

Tim, I like the small tug something different than the usual ones you see and you can make it your own too by adding your own ideas

Ray, Lysanders are great are you going to get it up or just static?

Richard, a very nice layout there do you take it anywhere or is it just for yourself?

Richard Simpson05/01/2021 22:31:28
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Thanks Ray, I agree, it will never be finished! If I can get a reasonable area of it done I will be happy.

Colin, the layout is a permanent home based layout, I'm very lucky to have a spare room above what used to be a garage so I arranged the layout to be around the room with the staircase rising up into it. I then avoid the crawling underneath to get into the centre or the lifting flap type of arrangement.

Andy F06/01/2021 02:19:22
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As a relative (re)newcomer to the world of model boats, I don't have much to say other than this will be my latest project:


RN Roberts Class Monitor in 1/144 scale. Should be fun.

In the meantime, if we're delving into other hobbies, this is what I've been working on for the past 3 years or so. A semi ficticious village on the Moray Firth in Scotland in N gauge:






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