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TS 'King George V' making waves!

This shot was taken just after I had put the engines astern to stop forward way....Otherwise, the model would have reached Linlithgow! It is very, very fast indeed, and requires only half of the available power to go well over scale speed. That, I think, is in the nature of the design. As it spee

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Hello Don
I knew Alex Thomson was involved somewhere along the line! I saw his King GEORGE V at an exhibition last year. I built his Jeannie Deans a few years ago.
Your model is very nicely built, well done, Don!

Bob
 

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Thanks, Bob. In my own opinion, my models are very 'rough and ready' affairs, made for sailing in ponds, and don't really stand up to close scrutiny. They look best when they are out in the pond or the canal, well away from inspection, with the sun (occasionally!) glinting on their paintwork, and hiding the many blemishes! They are also 'maximum access' models - the superstructure of each model lifts off, and the engines can be reached via an 'inspection hatch'. The main deck (technically the upper deck of the real ship) slides clear by lifting it off the Velcro at the stern, and pulling it outwards. That way, I can get to every part of the hull in the event of a leak etc....Very warmly, Donald.
 

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Donald I have to agree with Muldonaich, your models are GREAT, Well done
Stephen
 

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Many thanks, Kev and Stephen. You are incredibly generous. I think a model-maker has a touch of the perfectionist in him/her, and always fails to meet his/her 'best standard'. I am very much aware of the short-cuts that I (sometimes must) take, the compromises that I (sometimes must) make in the interests of getting the thing to perform etc. That's essential to a sailing, working model. Put too much detail on it, too many antennae, too many wires - and the first thing you hear is 'snap'. A display model is different. It can carry every detail....So I am painfully aware of the imperfections. However, when I see a model sailing purposefully, I think, 'Well, perhaps, that's what the game is all about!' I am delighted that people like yourselves think my models are OK. Very best wishes, Donald.
 

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