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mick23/12/2008 18:32:00
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the fella who built the paddler was called bill?

he was in the old old wigan boat club  before joining the southport club the paddle wheels 

were powered with two 12v bill got from the scrapyard most of the model was made from cardboard

tomato boxes and what was donated to his project he always said  why spend a fortune when you 

can do it  on  a shoestring but he was one of the best modellers   i have seen  but eccentric  was

right 

David Wooley23/12/2008 20:45:00
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The crane in the picture is the work of members of the Wirral Model Boat Club Dave Morris and Mike Friend. it was constructed as part of the  F6 demonstration  on the water  team event which was  a major competitive event at the Boat Convention Ellesmere Port Boat Museum in the 1990s and  was well documented in the Model Boats magazine  around 1995 { I think} . The team and individual demonstration  events F6 and F7 were very popular with the general public and modelers alike . This event ran simultaniously with  Stan Robinsons "battle events" were there were copious amounts of smoke and noise.  The largest model ever to attend  the Convention was  Duncan Cameron's  28ft carrier   HMS Invincible. Which was "towed   and docked"  by no less than 6 tugs.

Dave Wooley

John Boyd23/12/2008 21:12:00
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 Many thanks for info mick she is one lovely model tug. That carrier is big 28ft very BIG.

 Thanks again   mick and dave.

Paul T24/12/2008 07:43:00
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Thanks for the info Dave
David Wooley24/12/2008 15:23:00
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Your Welcome All the best for the festive season .

Dave Wooley

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