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John Boyd21/12/2008 20:20:00
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 THAT IS ONE BIG TUG. VERY NICE
Bob Abell21/12/2008 20:33:00
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Hello John

This model along with a similar one was a regular visitor to the big show at Woodvale near Southport every August.

The builder was a member of the Southport club and he used to sit inside it!

A lot of the superstructure was made of cardboard.............I often wonder where these two models are these days

Bob

John Boyd21/12/2008 20:44:00
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     How did he get there ,on a trailer or did he have a big van.

    Did he do the paddles or was she powered.

Bob Abell21/12/2008 20:52:00
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Hello John

He used a four wheeled trailer and his club mates assisted.

The paddles were powered by a car battery......or batteries

Bob

neil howard-pritchard21/12/2008 20:52:00
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he was a very eccetric charactor, who built them.

he used to build them in his house, having  been known to take down a wall to extract them once finished.

they and he were once featured on the north west news.

sadly he died some years ago whilst building a 3rd one, and they were sold off.

John Boyd21/12/2008 21:00:00
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   Thanks bob and niel i bet it looked great on the water.
The Long Build22/12/2008 13:55:00
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This Paddler is Currently still with the Southport Club , or at least still was at the 2008 Woodvale show You can see some pictures on our clubs website See link below.) where it was on display on the Trailer , The other large craft That I saw at ellesmere port was the Aircraft carrier , that is still about with the orginal owner but does not travel much around this area.

Using the link below , sellect the woodvale picture , then select Woodvale Rally 2008 from the list , the paddler pictures are on page 3.  2 rows from the bottom 

 http://runcornmodelboats.co.uk/index.html  for the Paddler. 

http://runcornmodelboats.co.uk/page_1197242121750.html     For The carrier & Paddler

Regards

Larry 

Paul T22/12/2008 19:11:00
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Talking of big models does anyone know who built this super floating crane.

http://www.modelboats.co.uk/sites/2/images/member_albums/1859/dam_big_crane.jpg

Paul

The Long Build22/12/2008 22:07:00
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Not Sure, but may belong to someone at Kirklees. I have the details Somewhere !!
John Boyd23/12/2008 18:10:00
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 Thanks larry there are some nice models on show .

 That carrier is massive great pictures thanks.  john b

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