Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Bob Abell's Great Eastern Adventure with the BBC

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

Here are some of the pictures from the long tiring, but happy day Bob had at Hoylake Lake, you might recognise some of the stars of the program!. 
The BEEB crew

Getting ready

Laying cable

                                  Bob and Mark Horton discussing the various features of the model.

Choppy waters

Hoylake, nice site and good weather what more could Bob and the Beeb ask for!

Bob,In his element and the water!

Mark getting closer.

The Hoylake members, who were very helpful all day, made their appearance with JAWS!..................Nice one, boys!

                                    Jonathan Hare of the Coast team watches GE make an impressive start!

And it worked with a good signal at the other end!

And Bob did his bit for the club with his advertising, doesn't miss a trick with the detail does he!

If you enjoyed this why not look at the full thread on Model Boats, don't think there have been many threads with 9,800 views , Nice one Bob, how do you follow that.
Only hope you are going to take Jeanie Deans at War to the Warship Day, so other newer members can see your other efforts!!

Don't forget to watch out for the program on the telly !


  1. Thank you, Duckie

    This is a good report on the subject and should whet the appetite of the club members
    It`s a great pity you were unable to attend, as GE No 1!
    Needless to say, we had a great day....One to remember for years to come!

    Capt Bobrunel

  2. Yes I was gutted at not being abell to go, but there you go, as you say family first. Looks like you had wonderful weather, they say the sun shines on the righteous don't they!

  3. The "Coast Team" have also recently filmed the Peasholm Park Naval Battle too. If you don't about this it involves 21' manned models with pyrotechnics. Search "peasholm naval battle" on the internet for video clips of these battles. Terry

  4. Thank you, Duckie

    Looking back, it`s always a nostalgic pleasure



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