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Forum: Model Ships 13th July 2019, 08:39
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By tugboat
Thanks. Their nav lights are all too big,...

Thanks. Their nav lights are all too big, unfortunately. That seems to be the norm. I think I will have to go fibre optics. I'm told I should construct a box with a light source, and run all the...
Forum: Model Ships 10th July 2019, 07:47
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By tugboat
Grain of rice bulbs look too big for my scale,...

Grain of rice bulbs look too big for my scale, plus the wiring would make the mast tubes too big.

I've suddenly thought about fibre optics and I'm wondering if anyone has experience of using them...
Forum: Model Ships 10th July 2019, 06:35
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By tugboat
Thank you, Michael, I'll check them out.

Thank you, Michael, I'll check them out.
Forum: Model Ships 8th July 2019, 13:13
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By tugboat
Working navigation lights

Many years ago, I scratchbuilt a supply vessel direct from a general arrangement plan, scale 1:100 but it was never completed. I now have to time to make all the small bits and bobs of deck fittings...
Forum: BP Shipping 14th February 2019, 08:20
Replies: 214
Views: 57,985
Posted By tugboat
Hi Graham. Well I must claim ageing brain cells,...

Hi Graham. Well I must claim ageing brain cells, dementia, lousy photo, whatever works in my favour!
I thought it was Nina in the photo, but I could be wrong. Sorry. Now I'm wondering who it was. I...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th February 2019, 13:08
Replies: 214
Views: 57,985
Posted By tugboat
I sailed with Nina, possibly on her first trip,...

I sailed with Nina, possibly on her first trip, I'm not sure. I was 2/O and had my wife sailing with me. I have a very poor quality photo in my computer of a work party on the foc'sle. My wife, Nina,...
Forum: Model Ships 10th February 2016, 07:05
Replies: 3
Views: 1,162
Posted By tugboat
Thank you. Any chance of more photos of the whole...

Thank you. Any chance of more photos of the whole model? How big is it? Hopefully TH might invest in a proper display case to protect it into the future. A model of that provenance needs looking...
Forum: BP Shipping 13th May 2015, 15:47
Replies: 63
Views: 14,892
Posted By tugboat
I would be interested in a copy please, if it can...

I would be interested in a copy please, if it can be organised.
Forum: BP Shipping 27th August 2014, 15:51
Replies: 21
Views: 8,118
Posted By tugboat
I was sitting on a bench at the end of Vire...

I was sitting on a bench at the end of Vire Island and watched the Kingswear Castle berth and leave. Thought the skipper made a bit of a cods turning round on departure.

You might have given me a...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 24th July 2013, 20:46
Replies: 28
Views: 3,924
Posted By tugboat
My condolences to you too, Todd. I lost my...

My condolences to you too, Todd. I lost my beautiful Westie in the Spring last year, and thinking of her still brings a tear to my eye. Such wonderful companions.
Forum: BP Shipping 8th July 2013, 09:54
Replies: 6
Views: 2,849
Posted By tugboat
Email sent, Graham, thanks for getting in touch.

Email sent, Graham, thanks for getting in touch.
Forum: BP Shipping 6th July 2013, 15:15
Replies: 6
Views: 2,849
Posted By tugboat
Hi Graham, I'm very sorry to learn that Paul...

Hi Graham,

I'm very sorry to learn that Paul has passed away, and at no great age. My sincere condolences to his family.

I sailed with Paul on the Forth, he was Second Mate and I was Third...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th January 2013, 09:39
Replies: 56
Views: 10,579
Posted By tugboat
Good post, Barnsey. I remember being on the coast...

Good post, Barnsey. I remember being on the coast as 3/O with Capt DOW Jones and sometimes his wife would visit for a few days.

I'd be sitting at my desk in the early evening with my back to the...
Forum: Model Ships 28th January 2013, 14:52
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
Posted By tugboat
Hi Chris, Could you post some more close-ups...

Hi Chris,

Could you post some more close-ups of the figurehead including one looking down upon the head?

My initial thought is not Mohican. Did they wear cloaks and clothing like that? The...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 5th December 2012, 09:27
Replies: 4
Views: 3,180
Posted By tugboat
Brutish Empire? Bingoland? English Imperial...

Brutish Empire?
Bingoland?
English Imperial Sector?
Englandshire?

I think you need to drink less or get your meds changed.
Maybe you have a chip on your shoulder because you're so crap at...
Forum: BP Shipping 27th November 2012, 13:44
Replies: 26
Views: 5,684
Posted By tugboat
As a 'deckie' I would have thought it obvious to...

As a 'deckie' I would have thought it obvious to have a notice on the valve wheel itself!

On deck we always used to lash valves that had to be kept shut for parcel separation, as a vital aide...
Forum: Model Ships 23rd August 2012, 14:49
Replies: 9
Views: 2,684
Posted By tugboat
Very informative and entertaining. Thanks very...

Very informative and entertaining. Thanks very much.
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 20th August 2012, 20:49
Replies: 6
Views: 3,143
Posted By tugboat
The trouble with 28 on/28 off in Brazil is that...

The trouble with 28 on/28 off in Brazil is that travel time comes out of your leave time, therefore with the odd delay you will maybe only get 3 weeks home. Ask if you get extra pay for that.
Forum: BP Shipping 8th August 2012, 08:49
Replies: 117
Views: 25,239
Posted By tugboat
On one ship (forget which) the saloon bell was...

On one ship (forget which) the saloon bell was binned because the spindle thingy that held the clapper snapped. I took it home and fixed it and it is still tucked away on an end shelf of my bookcase....
Forum: BP Shipping 15th July 2012, 22:45
Replies: 37
Views: 6,064
Posted By tugboat
I concur too. I did 2 trips on her at the time.

I concur too. I did 2 trips on her at the time.
Forum: Model Ships 7th July 2012, 17:57
Replies: 45
Views: 8,720
Posted By tugboat
Those views along the side decks look pretty...

Those views along the side decks look pretty good, Richard. Nice work.
Forum: Model Ships 6th July 2012, 13:28
Replies: 28
Views: 4,736
Posted By tugboat
I cannot help but sigh wistfully for the days...

I cannot help but sigh wistfully for the days when ships looked like that.
Forum: Model Ships 2nd July 2012, 16:50
Replies: 28
Views: 4,736
Posted By tugboat
Hi Bob, I haven't had to chance to visit here...

Hi Bob,
I haven't had to chance to visit here for a while but finally today caught up with your latest project. Amazed as usual to see the development of the model as you progress through the...
Forum: BP Shipping 15th May 2012, 10:48
Replies: 37
Views: 6,064
Posted By tugboat
The DEMS gear that I remember from my Apprentice...

The DEMS gear that I remember from my Apprentice days back in the late 60s are the bolts of black canvas that were supposedly for blackout purposes, also a paravane type thing that was for towing...
Forum: BP Shipping 5th December 2011, 00:17
Replies: 72
Views: 15,606
Posted By tugboat
I can sympathise with both sides re naming and...

I can sympathise with both sides re naming and shaming, though personally I think naming someone who is not going to retaliate is a bit ungentlemanly.
I'm sure most of us carry scars of some sort...
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