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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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Mar 15, 2013, 11:26 AM
F1B is ok.
While it is still too early but here is my product of a nutshell.

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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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Here is a spectacular "amateur space jump"....watch it HERE
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Mar 16, 2013, 02:46 AM
F1B is ok.
Your sailboat is great, Bosse. I would like to rebuild it if there is no copyright.


Heinz
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:


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...!
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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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
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...?

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
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"
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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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.
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 ?
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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