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    Nerys
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    You're right Will, it's not often one sees a model boat on TV. I remember, a while back, in 'Shed and Buried', a sort of predecessor to 'Find it, Fix it, Flog it', again with Henry Cole but accompanied by Sam Lovegrove, they searched peoples sheds, purchased a couple of items, then sold them, sometimes profitably. On one occasion they bought a rather nice, quite large pond yacht, sanded her down, revarnished and had help to rerig, then when ready, launched her on the local duck pond, only to find it was too shallow. I always study the shops for signs of models in the antique programmes and sometimes get a fleeting glance. Always remember, I think it must have been in 'Bargain Hunt', them coming across a superb large model, looked museum quality, of the four masted barque 'Archibald Russell', who built in 1905 must have been one of the last cargo carrying sailing ships built in the UK. The expert looked at the model, somewhat disparagingly, and said, ' that's some sort of schooner and probably worth about ยฃ50., not worth considering'.
    Someone told me that we were a seafaring nation!!

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    Madwelshman
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    It never fails to amaze me, some of the stuff that people class as junk and would happily throw away.

    I must admit, I do like the program, even if Henry Cole is like an embarrassing Uncle sometimes ๐Ÿ˜€

    It's not very often that they show model boats being found, unfortunately.

    Will
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    Nerys
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    Yes Ron, a British TV programme. Roughly, two men visit someone's shed and take away two items each which they then recycle (I use the word loosely) They are then valued and hopefully sold for the benefit of the shed owner.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    Ron
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    Must be a British TV program?
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    How sad Nerys.
    Then again I suppose it was saved from being dumped.
    At one time we used to have local parks with lakes where pond yachts were sailed and welcome. Regrettably these are fast disappearing as Councils cut back on any expenditure they can.
    Perhaps this lack of amenity to sail was in the thinking of producing a saleable item?
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    Nerys
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    No Ron, I was just commenting on the fact that a model yacht appeared on a programme which is devoted to upcycling all sorts of junk from kitchen cabinets to motor bikes and they actually made it sail. The last time I saw a model boat on there, having a solid hull, they cut it in half and made a pair of bookends out of it.

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    Ron
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    Neyrs, are you responding to another posting?
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    Sort of watching 'Find it, Fix it, Flog it' on TV just now, I woke up when they unearthed a pond yacht which they decided to restore. The restoration was minimal, they struggled with the rigging, but when it was all ready for trials, it turned out to be quite a nice model of a free sailing 'Dragon'. Of course for effect they had to let it sail into some trees and need rescuing, but from what I saw, it sailed very well. It was valued at ยฃ70 in the end.

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