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This is another of the small pictures I had to produce for the early editions of the ROA Journal QSO this was in connection with a series of articles on ship deliveries and the author had been on one in connection with a tug called Rosssgarth I used an early version of Paint Shop Pro rather than Pai

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Roger,

Stick with it! I still use Paint for my drawings but have now gotr the full use from it. It is amazing what youi can do with it.People tend to raise their eyebrows at the results but here's a good example of its power.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8LDElXSJBQ

It is a great basic tablet than can produce results that can then be exploited by a good (free) image editor to hue, light etc.

I swear by it- and frequently do!

Jonty
 

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Rossgarth started life as Furness's Rossmore built in Bristol by Charles Hill & Sons in 1958 for service in the Mersey mainly to handle ships of the Furness Group. She was powered by a 7 cylinder Ruston diesel engine that developed some 1270 bhp to give a bollard pull of 20 tons and a free running speed of 11.5 knots. She became Rossgarth in 1969 as part of Rea Towing Company of Liverpool. Sold to Maltese owners in 1977 she ended her days as art of an artificial reef off Malta in 1992.
Sister ships were Foylegarth ex-Foylemore and Kilgarth ex-Kilmore both built W.J Yarwood at Northwich in 1958. For a bit of trivia - a horse named Kilmore won the 1962 Grand National
 

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Jonty and Jim S, thank you for your comments. I still like using Paint the results can be striking especially for small publications as column and article heades. The voyage described in our journal was about the vessel being sold to Maltese owners, the trip was quite a saga! Kind regards, Roger
 

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Roger - no worries! I'm about to post something done over the past fortnight in Paint. I love the programme - once you get into it really can be amazing!

Jonty
 

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