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    TRIAL FITTING SMOKE UNIT TO THE HSL
    Re -There are ways to get around restrictions JB Don't know about SA but you can't even buy potassium nitrate for your garden any more since that mc veigh? guy blew up a US building years ago killing lots of kids and adults. A few years back a fertilizer store caught fire in a big plant nursery here. It was small when I first noticed it but it soon got really going, with clouds of black smoke. I'd been reading about the fertilizer ship, the Grandcamp which blew up in the Texas harbour (1947) only a few months before this and it described the colour of the smoke not long before it and another ship blew, killing over 300 destroying the port, and stuff for miles around. I stayed back about 2km but people were all coming out of businesses and stopping everywhere (it was next to the largest business area on Aucklands north shore) to gawk at it. felt like driving down there and telling them all to bugger off smartly but I was not going near it! About 6 fire
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    s turned up but by then it had got huge and real black. It was getting to be a bit worrying but they eventually got it under control. Pretty scary stuff fertilizer!. Well worth a look on line at the Texas port explosion and the one in Canada where the munitions ship blew up and destroyed Halifax 1917 Unbelievable damage! JB.
    19 hours ago by jbkiwi
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    Re: Texaco tanker (North Dakota)
    You guys all crack me up.... I remember the tiger in the tank as well We also got the Buddy L fire
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    on the Texaco promotion another year. My dad drove the company car for a living and he saved on Christmas presents.
    6 days ago by Brightwork
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    Night Watch
    "Funny how we keep talking about food and drink on this thread!" A Fleet cannot live on bread alone Cdr Nerys πŸ˜‰ BTW: Can't remember when I last had Shepherd's Pie πŸ€” When requisitioning the Cool
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    for the scallops and sausage rolls please also include a large Shepherd's Pie πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ Or at least PM me your recipe 😊 If it's not a Welsh state secret !! FLEET// 😎
    13 days ago by RNinMunich
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    Re: Southampton Tug Boat
    Never had the time or funds before to pursue more than one activity at a time - other than run my boats when learning to fly 1/1 scale. Agree that to a degree most of us have never grown up except where it counts - life would not be much fun otherwise - and there a lot of unhappy people out there..... My grandfather rowed his little seagoing canoe out to fish in False Bay most days until well in his 80's . In his spare time he made toys for grandchildren - developed his own photographic film and made "Magic Lantern" slides with stories to entertain kids. He encouraged me with my model boats as well as teaching me how to fish. I flew RC planes early on using OS pixie single channel radio - then graduated to a 4 channel Futaba - 27mhz of course - planes mostly diesel powered - electrics being unheard of then. Like to think grandfather would have done so too had RC been available in his day without having to be a complete radio boffin. Also design and make model car kits and simple planes for kids to sell in our shop - building a pair of vane steered yachts with my Grandson - trying to finish an unmentionable amount of boat projects - fly my RC bird occasionally when its not too windy - still looking for a new battery for my IR controlled indoor helicopter....... and loved running a 4wd RC
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    along the farm roads when we lived on one. As you say very diverse MS Gray - and every minute of it pleasurable - that is now I have given up instantly re-kitting aircraft ...........
    18 days ago by redpmg
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    Night Watch
    W.O Hargett reporting: Alls quiet in the West with the exception of a report from the Texas Rangers-they have reported the apprehension of a pair of Oklahoma Rabbit Regulars driving a tractor-trailer loaded with supplies and arms headed north on US75, they were stopped just shy of the Texas-Oklahoma border after a high speed chase that also involved units of the Texas Highway Patrol and the Feline Division of the Texas Navy. The arms and supplies have been confiscated and the Rabbits are being held for questioning. There is an envoy from the Oklahoma Legislature trying to secure the rabbits release. But I’ve been assured any attempts to extradite said rabbits will be tied up by diplomatic and bureaucratic red tape. The contents of the
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    include: Two 6 pounder guns, several 40mm Bofors, several .50 caliber Brownings, a crate of carrots, some anti-Texas propaganda leaflets, and what looks to be an attempt to build a rail gun using scrap angle iron and powered by a bank of slightly swollen LIPOs. Other than that, a quiet night in North Texas, much better than a few nights ago when the tornado sirens went off. Also-construction on the newest Texas Navy vessel continues, good chance it will undergo sea trials well before Christmas of this year. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”End of reportβ€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-
    21 days ago by Cashrc
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    Night Watch
    Begin transmission........Dispatch to Fleet-for your eyes only!! (And the other members of the Night Watch😁) Am dispatching members of the Texan Volunteer Navy. They should arrive midnight-30 your time. Drop off by C130 low level insertion. At 0100 your time, proceed to the waiting food
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    . It will be advertising Bratwurst and Schnitzels. The code word is β€œmeow”. You will be taken to a safe house about 30 klicks from your domicile. There you will be given a change of clothes, food, and some EZEbuilt plans. Later, you will be picked up by one of our operatives and returned home. Both the CIA and MI6 are tracking this operation, and will intercede in your behalf should something go awry. Godspeed Fleet!! CPO Cash Hargett-Texas Navy .............transmission ends
    24 days ago by Cashrc
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    Night Watch
    Re Indeed, Congratulations WO NerysπŸ‘ The no volunteering rule sometimes has a catch Doug. My mate and I once volunteered to unload the 2
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    s after coming back from a few days on the firing range in Christchurch. The F/S asked for volunteers, and as no-one in the squad put their hands up, my mate and I thought "stuff it, we're all going to anyway and it has to be done", so we put our hands up, and much to our surprise, the F/S said, "ok you two, bugger, off and the rest of you unload the
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    s" We were told later by a PTI to never try it twice with the same NCO, it would be second time unlucky! JB
    3 months ago by jbkiwi
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    Workshop
    Kiwi of course ahem, cough cough. Alan Gibbs has a farm here on the Kaipara Harbour with fantastic huge sculptures all over it (he commissions artists from round the world) He also has the largest TESLA private lightening coil in the world outside his house there (check out Gibbs Tesla coil and Gibbs Farm NZ.) He also makes aqua quads,
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    s and an aqua bike (many of the vehicle sales/ad demos are done on his huge private lake (created from a reshaped gully on the farm) Ex CEO of Air NZ and a million other companies, lots of $$$ Check out Gibbs vehicles, could be some model possibilities amongst them (like the Aqua
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    ) Unfortunately another Kiwi co (like Hamilton Jets ) forced to produce O/S, but we still have Rocket Lab !! (so far)
    3 months ago by jbkiwi
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    Pond Weed
    Hi Paul, we have a crowd here in NZ which hires grass carp to maintain ponds in golf clubs etc. Might be someone around like that? We also have a plague of Chinese carp in a small lake here (34sq KM) near Auckland, you are welcome to take as many as you like. A few thousand 12" carp will have your pond spotless in a day. There are so many they have a permanent conveyor/ catcher set up in the lake to make fish fertilizer out of them. Come over and help yourself, bring a
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    !
    5 months ago by jbkiwi
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    Guidance for newcomers to the site :-)
    BTW Doug, as my introductory offering (as an old comer-not a
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    , 1m only), have you noticed that if you write your blurb in a reply and then add some pics to support said blurb, when you go back your blurb has gone and you have to re-do it?
    5 months ago by jbkiwi
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    Battery backup
    On a slightly more relevant note! DHL advised me they'd loaded my bits n pieces on the
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    this morning😊 So Experiments continue at the weekend. Cheers, Doug 😎 PS now 19.5Β° in the shade and climbing. Sky gone from duck egg blue to haze grey. The USN gets everywhere!πŸ˜‰
    5 months ago by RNinMunich
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    Battery backup
    We appear to have run out of battery stuff anyhow, hijacked is for
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    s and planes, don't you mean we're being mutinous ?
    5 months ago by jbkiwi
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    water is wet and so was I.
    Hi Colin, how about a simple hoist such as a modified hand
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    ,? (depends how much room you have in your car)
    5 months ago by jbkiwi
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    water is wet and so was I.
    Take it easy Colin! didn't do yourself too much damage I hope. How about a cheap hand
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    with those 4" pneumatic tyres which you could mount the boat sideways on and wheel it into the water (assuming there is a small bank) you could even wheel it down a vertical wall at a pinch. A couple of pics re trolley (diagram is with a sling or gimbal setup)
    5 months ago by jbkiwi
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    Abergavenny steam and vintage show.
    Thanks Redpmg, you're comments are a welcome change to us both. Some people think we are strange having such large collections of models. My wife used to design and build 1/12th scale dolls houses. But she got bored at the shows with me and my boats, so when she inherited her uncles collection of
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    s she decided to build on this and has doubled this collection over the last few years. My love of boats started at a very young age, as my parents were both in the Royal Navy and my dad was a keen modeller, plus we had family boats right up to my dad's death in 2008. So we spent our summers out on the North Sea until dad retired in 1985 when he and mum moved to Aberystwyth on the Welsh coast. New waters to sail and fish in the Irish Sea. So boat modelling is a part of life, which I love to share and encourage anyone who shows an interest. My son is just getting started as my grandson who is 4 years old is really keen and I am teaching him how to control and manoeuver my tugs. We are building him a tug of his own later this year. Sorry about the waffling on but I get carried away. Cheers Colin. 😊
    6 months ago by Colin H
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    (Naval Ship) Constellation
    Constellation was the last sail-powered-only warship built by the US Navy. Built in 1854 and launched in 1855, she served until decommissioned in 1955. By then she was misidentified as her namesake, the frigate Constellation, and was sent to Baltimore Maryland where the city tried to restore her as such. While she is not, and never has been the frigate, this claim is probably the only reason the ship still exists today, restored as the sloop-of-war she always has been. The model attempts to depict her as she appeared in a portrait of her by Tomaso deSimone at anchor in Naples in 1856. Specs: Scale 1:36 - 1 inch = 3 feet. Beam: 13-5/8" (34.6 cm) Length on deck: 61" (154.9 cm) Draft, without ballast keel: 7" (17.8 cm) With 3-1/2" ballast keel: 10-1/2" (26.7 cm) Weight, with-out ballast or battery: 30 pds; Sailing weight: 94 pounds. Length over the rig: 95" (241.3 cm) Width over the rig: 30.5" (77.5 cm) ~ Main yard w/o stuns'l booms. Height bottom of keel to main
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    , without ballast keel: 65" (165.1 cm) With ballast keel: 69" (175.3 cm) Total Sail Area: 2,623.26 square inches in 17 sails (18.22 sf, 16,924.21 scm) Minimum Sail Area: 1,148.77 square inches in 5 sails (8.75 sf, 7,411.38 scm) (5/10)
    2 years ago by Jerry Todd
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    There's a ball-like thing at the top of each mast with sheaves in it for flag halyards, it's called a "
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    ." Constellation finally got her's today. The mizzen t'gallant and royal also got attachments to allow them to be easily removed or replaced as the main and fore sails got earlier.
    8 months ago by Jerry Todd


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