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Paul T18/12/2008 12:44:00
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Hi Bob

Nice little cranes what did you make them out of? I like the floats and I presume that they are red and green so that the crew can place bets upon which will win in the mine sweeping race.

I also like the little hand operated lathe with the white frame is this for turning the spindles for the handrails?

Paul

neil howard-pritchard18/12/2008 13:44:00
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i think thats the main winch, paul, or have you been on the festive pop and taking the preverbial.

neil.

Paul T18/12/2008 13:53:00
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Can't have festive or any other kind of pop so that just leaves taking the whatsits.
neil howard-pritchard18/12/2008 14:10:00
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it must be hell at this time of the year, especially Paul.

Is it the medication your on. neil.

Paul T18/12/2008 14:43:00
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Yes my friend it's the tablets, I am on so many different meds that I rattle, at the moment I am getting over a bout of pleurisy so I have been confined to the house.

Its single malt, good red wine and decent micro brewery ale that I miss the most.................still I,m not bitter (ha ha) as the last time I tried a glass of wine the reaction lasted for 24 hours.

And yes Christmas is a very difficult time but other people have far greater problems than me so I try to look on the positive side.

Still never mind, I could be a lot worse.

Thanks for the concern Neil and I hope that you and yours have a great christmas.

Paul

Bob Abell18/12/2008 15:16:00
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Hello Paul and Neil

The cranes and paravanes are based on the photograph shown in the gallery.............and they are very simply made..........two Plasticard sides with a wooden core......plus my usual rivetted card for effect........they are not exact replicas but they look the part!

Yes!...The lathe is in fact a winch!.............It will also look the part when it`s finished and painted

I`ve yet to decide where it will go on board, but probably facing aft, facing the derricks.

Bob

neil howard-pritchard18/12/2008 17:21:00
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Looks very nice Bob. is it for the Jeanie Deans?

As for booze and christmas.

I had just started drinking and partying at the grand age of 17 many moons ago, when I contracted glandular fever just before christmas, and the one thing the doctor said ( i remember it well)

"well of couse alchohol is definately out for at least six months, but of course you are only seventeen so that won't concern you ,will it my lad"

I thought the world had collapsed on me!

Take care both of you, and my thoughts will go with you all this christmas.

Safe sailing and have a great and healthy new year.

Best wishes, neil.

Bob Abell18/12/2008 17:38:00
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Thank you Neil

.............And all the very best to yourself and all our friends on the forum...............and special good wishes to Paul and my good friends Velda and Ducky

Bob

Manxman18/12/2008 21:38:00
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You don't have to go with out a slurp over the holiday Paul,

There are plenty of alcohol free wines in the shops !

Paul T19/12/2008 16:26:00
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Hi Ken

The trouble with the alcohol free wine is that it tastes like paintstripper and has all the nose of a bullock.

It was nice to see your latest superb matchstick creation in Model Boat mag its a shame that I couldn't get over to Ellesmere Port to see it in the show.

Paul

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