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Postby Sub culture » Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:43 pm

I meant Bonsai trees. he was chatting about them at the Barleylands show.

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Postby Davy » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:40 am

I didn't know that. I suppose I've only talked submarines with him.

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Postby Davy » Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:17 pm

Hi All,
I've just had word from David Jacqes that all is ready for Sunday. Entry for the various competitions will be £1 and various "submarine goodies" will be available courtesy of BAE Systems.

Some veteran submariners will also be visiting the pond.

He also promises a nice warm clubhouse because there is some bad weather coming in (let's hope it stays off till Monday).

See you there!

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Postby Davy » Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:07 am

Some photos of the day.
The weather was quite scary at times (Sunny in the afternoon) but despite this we had a very enjoyable day. Everyone got prizes and there were also some goodies (pens, key rings and posters from the forthcoming Astute class launch in June.)

The photos include

Dave’s Upholder on steering course.

Lafayette.

Bobs X craft

Lunch in the club house!

Dave in front of his great A class boats (Both scratch built from sheet metal!)

My Charlie II following the Upholder in an Atlantic gale!

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Postby Davy » Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:13 am

Last 3 photos - coming in reverse order!

Sorry to the many people who couldn't attend because of the terrible weather and my thanks to Dave Jacques and everyone at the Furness Model Boat club for organizing a very enjoyable event.

David
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Postby Sub culture » Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:57 pm

Nice photos. Quite a chop you had up there, makes me feel cold just looking at the shots.

I recognise one of the chaps who came down to the funrun last year, all the way from Blackpool!

The middle pic is a Patrick Henry though isn't it, not a Lafayette?

Some more piccies posted over at Mayhem-

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Forum_1.htm

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Postby Davy » Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:12 pm

Hi Andy,

Yes that would be Ian - he comes to all the shows etc.

At least he didn't have to travel far for this one!

I think you are probably right about the Patrick Henry. Our teeth were beginning to chatter by then so I probably misheard!

Glad you liked the scale Atlantic rollers.

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Postby Paul von Braun » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:01 pm

Yes, I remember Ian - I think he worked in a fertilizer plant or somesuch in Barrow, so at least he ddint have far to go this time. Oh, quality swell, too...
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Postby Davy » Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:48 am

Hi Andy,

For the record, the submarine is:
Peter's George Washington

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Postby Davy » Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:54 am

Hi All,

Full information on boats , email courtesy of Dave Jacques:

Hello Dave,
To summarise the day we had 11 submarines on display of which 7 sailed,details as follows:-
Name Length Scale System Sailed/static
CHARLIE 11 39 " 1:90 PUMPED WATER SAILED
'R' CLASS 58.5" 1:32 " " STATIC
UPHOLDER 55" 1:48 2 ENGEL UNITS SAILED
GAL(ISRAELI) " 1:35 " " " SAILED
PIRANHA " 1: 15 " " " SAILED
ASTUTE 70" 1:48 2 AIR BAGS STATIC
AURIGA 105" 1:32 2 COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEM STATIC
EXPERIMENTAL 40" DYNAMIC DIVER STATIC
U7C U-BOAT 66" PUMPED WATER SAILED
GEORGE WASHINGTON 55" 2 ENGEL UNITS SAILED
HMS STICKLE BACK 54" 1:12 PUMPED WATER SAILED
Thank you for the photo's they came over very well, the first picture of my Upholder is correct,the second one is Peter's George Washington,third one Bobs X-craft ok,lunch ok, Dave's A boats ( Astute all brass construction,Auriga 90/10 cu ni/wood construction) and last photo your Charlie with my Piranha in the back ground
Overall I think we had a good day considering the weather conditions, we will consider another event but we will have to fit in with other events, please publish any of this information we can only improve with more visitors.
All for now,
Best Regards
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Postby Sub culture » Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:49 am

Hello,

Yeah thought that was a George Washington Class (nee Engle Patrick Henry). Steve Neill does a nice pocket sized version as well as a 1/96th scale boat.

If you guys let me know in good time for the next event, I'll make sure it gets published in the report.

Can I use the photos and text to conjure up an article for the chapter section in the next report?

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Postby Davy » Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:29 am

Hi Andy,

Yes please do.

BTW I forgot to mention that Bob the builder of the X Craft also helped build one of the full size ones in in the 1950's. Apparently he had a lively conversation with Bob Dimmack about the realism of the model!

See you at Alfold?

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Postby Davy » Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:15 am

Hi All,

Just some advance notice that Barrow will be holding another Sub Day on Sunday September 2nd and we've booked better weather!

More details soon.

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Postby ajg141 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:06 pm

I have every hope of being there David - as long as you can guarantee me no snow this time! I know that shouldn't really be a problem (even for Barrow) in early September - but who can tell with the way things have been recently. I will pass the date round the other EMBC submariners and let you know in advance how many subs we can muster.

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