This week saw Bob's Great Eastern Adventure reach its final stage.
As you all know The Great Eastern laid the first telegraph cable across the Atlantic and when the BBC program
"Coast" decided to renew the program again this year they decided to re-enact the cable laying, so through the Model Boats magazine, contacted Bob has they knew from earlier Threads that he had a Great Eastern Model.
After numerous e-mails and phone calls it finally came to this
Unfortunately this date clashes with Kirklees MBC, their Warship Day is the same date, but you know what they say Charity begins at home !
I've heard that some of our members are going to that event, why I ask myself when there are two perfectly good lakes at our own club, yes we have the use of both lakes that day,so if you haven't got a warship like me, I'm sure no one will object to see some of our other fine models on the waterand the destroyers will need something to escort, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
We are having other military items and events on the day ie Ford Wileys jeeps with machine guns, and before you ask kids, No you can't try them out!
There are posters being put up all round the area in supermarkets and shops , so get your Grey ships out and give them a dust and support your local Club.
Sick notes for non attendance at the next club meeting after event please,, Only joking !!!
Here is someone getting geared up for the "Warship Day"
Got an e-mail from Colin Harrison yesterday, reads
Hello Peter and Velda, here are a few photos of my Daring class destroyer undergoing its first sea trials. It needs a little more ballast at the stern but otherwise good. And change batteries from 6V SLAs to 7.5V ones. Sails better with lower centre of gravity and slighly higher speed.
Nice one Colin,wish more members would follow suit and send in some articles of interest for the club instead of just my idea's which might not be to everyone's taste!.
Hope this inspires a few more members to get their grey boats out and sorted ready for the big day.
Just had a message from one of the members as follows
Sorry i haven't been down to the club for some time but I've had an accident and bust my pelvis so I have been in hospital for 6 weeks, just got home today on two sticks, hope to see you all soon, Harry.
This is Harry Bardsley, new member this year, you may have met him on the landing stage or at club meetings!
We wish you a speedy recovery Harry from all the members at the club and hope to see you on the landing stage again soon, get well card winging its way to you from the club.
On another subject, all those of you going to Southport to-day have a good time and stay sober!!
better get a move on or you might miss the coach at this time of day!