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I retired in 2011 and moved into a house out at San Michel near Fish Hoek in Cape Town South Africa. I have spent some time since then in establishing my workshop in half the double garage of the new house. This is the first time that I have had so much space and it has been great to be able to lay the workbench and machines out the way that suits me.
I have done some modelling work for a firm of marine architects in Cape Town and now intend getting down to the projects that I have lined up. These include the tugs Portgarth and Zwarte Zee, the research vessel Calypso and African Queen, the last for a steam engine purchased as castings from Stuart Models. So, much to do to keep me out of mischief.
I visit my sons in the UK and Belgium once a year.
Last online: 10/08/2021 18:19:13
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