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Flower Class Corvette (1/48th)730 viewsThis gives a good view of the intricate detail found on a warship model.
(Model by John Davies)
1 Jan 2008
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Flower Class Corvette (1/96th)762 viewsThis little model is one of my favourites. It is based on the Deans Marine 1/96th Flower class corvette, with some added detail. It is only two feet long, and can be carried to the pond in one hand. But in spite of this, it can be put afloat in the sort of weather which has many people nervously hauling their models out.
(Model by John Davies)
1 Jan 2008
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Flower Class Corvette (1/96th)731 viewsThis gives a good view of the intricate detail found on even a small warship model. Although it is only to 1/96th scale, it compares quite well with its 1/48th scale equivalent.
(Model by John Davies)
1 Jan 2008
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Flower Class Corvette (1/96th)745 viewsThis gives a good view of the intricate detail found on even a small warship model. Although it is only to 1/96th scale, it compares quite well with its 1/48th scale equivalent.
(Model by John Davies)
1 Jan 2008
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Red narrowboat790 viewsWe built two narrowboats, for a gentleman whose garden is given over to a large and splendid live-steam narrow-gauge system.
Visitors on open days say they make a marvellous sight, gliding silently along the cut, while the little trains chuff along the quays, and passing the two without mishap is as interesting as in a real canal.

Check: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgTcQzjB1K8

1 Jan 2008
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Blue narrowboat777 viewsWe built two narrowboats, for a gentleman whose garden is given over to a large and splendid live-steam narrow-gauge system.
Visitors on open days say they make a marvellous sight, gliding silently along the cut, while the little trains chuff along the quays, and passing the two without mishap is as interesting as in a real canal.

Check: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgTcQzjB1K8
1 Jan 2008
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Agnes (detail)1117 viewsAbsolutely wonderful scale (1/12th) sailing model of a modern Bristol Channel Pilot cutter, built using traditional materials and the original plans. SOLD31 Dec 2007
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Agnes1325 viewsAbsolutely wonderful scale (1/12th) sailing model of a modern Bristol Channel Pilot cutter, built using traditional materials and the original plans. SOLD31 Dec 2007
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Schnellboot.748 views1/24th scale, a big, impressive, model, with an excellent performance. Not quite to our usual standard, but then the price was good and cheap too! SOLD31 Dec 2007
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Ryhope825 viewsThis little tug was built for the same client for whom I built "Peggy", the large steam drifter model. She is an example of our "part completion" service. He had already made a competent job of the hull, but had got stuck on the superstructure, which is a good deal more complicated and difficult than it looks.31 Dec 2007
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Ryhope (detail)731 viewsI was able to complete her at a very reasonable price, as there really weren't too many hours in the job. Now he has two models; one large and magnificent, the other a pretty little thing he carry in one hand, and can take to the water on impulse.
(model completed by John Davies)
31 Dec 2007
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Solomon Browne886 viewsOn December 19th, 1981, the
coaster "Union Star" suffered engine failure off Mount's Bay, in a violent gale. It seems possible that the captain failed to realise how close in he was. The Penlee lifeboat "Solomon Browne" approached the casualty not in the huge rollers offshore, which would have been dangerous enough, but in the boiling cauldron of rocks and broken water close inshore, in darkness, amidst enormous breakers and hurricane force winds.
They made repeated runs alongside in the most appalling conditions. Twice, the lifeboat, all twenty-three tons of her, was picked up and beached on the casualty's hatch covers. Despite this terrible battering, they kept coming back. They took off four of the eight people aboard, but were overwhelmed before they could rescue the others. There were no survivors.
The small village of Mousehole was thown into deep grief. Then they showed true heroism. They mustered a new crew and asked for a replacement boat within hours.
As well as being a justly honoured piece of lifeboat history, the "Solomon Browne" makes a wonderful model. At 1/12th scale, fittings are sturdy. She fits in the car. She is as seaworthy as you would expect. While she is a lovely display model, she really comes into her own on the water, where she is startlingly evocative of the real boat. She makes a tiny, but not unworthy, tribute to some very brave men.
She will usually draw an audience. Rattle an RNLI collection box at them. The lifeboats need your help. Remember, they might be out again tonight.
(model by John Davies)
31 Dec 2007
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