Came back into model boat building after 30+ years of absence. Bought a nice new outdoor workroom (shed) and started to look for a kit - that was a shock £300+ for the ones I liked, so whilst saving up spotted a matchstick kit for £1 in a charity shop - hey what great fun this was. Made several more models of Victorian steam engines from photos of the net. Next move was to see if these models could be made larger and work - this resulted in Le Caux a French tug boat, later on came the Loyal Matchmaker and my current model "Pacific Buccaneer" a 48" oil rig support vessel using 55,000 matches. each boat is radio controlled and yes they do sail !. I finally got round to buying a couple of proper kits - the IMARA and BOSTON TYPHOON these are at the moment in the loft waiting for a start sometime next year (2oo8).
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