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Old Mar 14, 2013, 05:29 PM
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A walnut shell, an ice cream stick, some CA-glue, and you're ready to cruise....


Sometimes I can't resist making such things....

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Old Mar 15, 2013, 11:26 AM
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While it is still too early but here is my product of a nutshell.

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Old Mar 15, 2013, 05:36 PM
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That's a nice Christmas scenery, Heinz...just think how a walnut could trigg the creativity....

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Old Mar 16, 2013, 02:46 AM
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Your sailboat is great, Bosse. I would like to rebuild it if there is no copyright.


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Old Mar 16, 2013, 08:08 AM
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I love the Walmut shell boats, I remember making some ages ago.
A toothpick, some glue and a piece of paper for a sail works too.


a fancy schooner:


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Old Mar 16, 2013, 12:47 PM
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Very nice boats Earl..!
Did you use candle paraffin as mast retaining..?...it must act as a good ballast too, making the boats sailable.....
I love the freaky design of the bottom one...!
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 01:08 PM
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On the subject "Heroic Domestic Deeds" (LOL)

This eggclock is at least 40 years old.
Now, this isn't just any old eggclock...it could be set up to 5 hours (!), and it has indeed a "Smiths" work..!
We've used it a lot during the years, and are very happy with this pukka analog & reliable thing.
This afternoon I dismantled it, cleaned it, had its work WD-40'ed, and now it looks and works as new....ready for another 40 years of use...


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Old Mar 16, 2013, 08:37 PM
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Forget about walnut shell boats - Reggy, this would be ideal for that rubber ducky you sail in the bathtub

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1940...item53f66b4517
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 09:06 AM
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More, on the "marine" theme:

This cool racing boat kit - the "Tornado" - was published in a Swedish hobby catalogue of 1950.
It is designed for "tethered" use, and .60-engines....
"50 knots or more" was claimed....

Whether it is "domestic", or imported from any of the larger international kitmakers, I don't know....
Maybe some of you will recognise it...?

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Old Mar 17, 2013, 05:34 PM
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Not so much vintage, but a new rendition of an old design. Yes, China is now producing model steam engines (don't forget to watch the video)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SINGLE-C...item23291dc2e7
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 09:21 PM
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This was a little ditty, dating from the First World War, and sung to describe the young American pilots when they first arrived in 1918 Paris. No, I don't know what it means either......
"The trip was long, the boys arrived
They ripped off shirts and collars
The pretty maid who welcomed them
Made thirty thousand dollars"
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 02:17 AM
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This was a little ditty, dating from the First World War, and sung to describe the young American pilots when they first arrived in 1918 Paris. No, I don't know what it means either......
"The trip was long, the boys arrived
They ripped off shirts and collars
The pretty maid who welcomed them
Made thirty thousand dollars"
It was a ditty, he learned in the city yippity yayaye
but that's the Cowboy song
how many people would know this song in belgium ?
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 02:25 AM
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This was sold to me as the smallest ever but I am not too convinced of that.
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 02:30 AM
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This was sold to me as the smallest ever but I am not too convinced of that.
Reggy, is that ring you're wearing also made of brass ?
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 07:40 AM
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Reggy, is that ring you're wearing also made of brass ?
No, this is one of our wedding rings, my own design and made out of white gold. Our first name initials of course.
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