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Mountfield Highlander Clyde Puffer (Part built)

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Derek Bradley22/04/2021 17:06:44
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I have decided to sell my part built Highlander Clyde Puffer as I have spent a lot of time on it and I don't think that I will ever get it finished. The work I have done so far is to a high standard. It comes with all the original fittings contained in their numbered bags apart from the ones I have already fitted to the hull. The drawing is there, as is the supplied 4 blade brass prop. I have installed an MFA Torpedo 500 motor with 6:1 reduction gearbox and an aluminium smoke stack which I thought would look better than the one supplied. I will also include some Model Boats back numbers with build descriptions. It is to 1:24 scale and measures - length 33" (838mm), beam 9.5" (235mm), disp. 15lbs (7Kgs). It will all be contained in the original box.

I would like £295 ovno (it cost me £385 last year for the kit and then whatever the MFA motor cost me. If I get my asking price I will ship by courier for free, fully insured otherwise I would charge a fairly nominal £10 (UK mainland only).

Derek Bradley.

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Derek Bradley25/04/2021 11:03:56
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My apologies. I have just realised that I have called it a MOUNTFIELD model when, in actual fact, it is by MOUNTFLEET. (brain not working very well).sad

neil howard-pritchard25/04/2021 12:17:43
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thats alright Derek..........we are all allowed a small brain fart now and then.............i make them regularly.....

we all knew what it was mate.

good luck with the sale.

Richard Simpson25/04/2021 15:14:53
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Shame you have to sell it, it's a really nice kit and you've made a lovely neat job of it so far.

Derek Bradley25/04/2021 16:49:50
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Many thanks for your kind comments Richard. I have always tried to build to a good standard right from the first model boat I ever built - the Caldercraft Imara - many years ago but I am now beginning to realise that, at the age of 87, time is definitely catching up with me.sad Along with Terry Small we did a review of that one for the magazine but, for some reason, it was never published.

Colin Bishop25/04/2021 17:33:41
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Probably because John Cundell had already commissioned me to review it. Sorry!

Colin

 

Edited By Colin Bishop on 25/04/2021 17:35:16

Derek Bradley25/04/2021 20:25:43
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Thanks Colin, will take your word for it. It was a long time ago, probably fairly soon after Imara and Marie Felling were brought out and in the days before computers and email.

Colin Bishop25/04/2021 20:41:07
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Yes, I was simply asked to do the review. I have no idea what the background was, As you say, a long time ago.

Colin

Derek Bradley29/04/2021 21:08:09
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Now sold. Many thanks everyone.

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