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In Topic: Which Butty is this?

26 March 2015 - 03:29 PM

CEDAR was loaned to Ivor and Mel Bachelor from June 1996 to December 1999 by David Daines who also owns its paired motor CYPRUS. Ivor and Mel Bachelor acquired JELLICOE in October 1999.

I did know that Cyprus and Cedar were together as we met them at Hillmorton a few years back...


Do you have any photographs of NUNEATON and BRIGHTON at the Braunston show in 1997 ?

Unfortunately I don't seem to have any of Nuneaton or Brighton. I've got a few pictures of the ones on the canal between the marina entrance and Butcher's Bridge but unfortunately they're just a whole load of unidentified fore-ends. Back then I wasn't in the habit of taking pictures of the back ends as well smile.png


Rest of the pictures are here... https://www.flickr.c...57648304397304/

In Topic: Another request for opinions please

26 March 2015 - 03:14 PM

Definitely a solid fuel stove in there...


In Topic: Another request for opinions please

26 March 2015 - 03:11 PM

The advert does mention a solid fuel back boiler so I assume there is a stove in front of it.

In Topic: Which Butty is this?

26 March 2015 - 12:58 PM

Thanks Alan, seems it was Cedar and this page confirms it...


Carl, something in my head did think it could be one of the slightly shorter Erewash boats of which Ash is one of them but for the life of me I've no idea what sparked that thought off smile.png

In Topic: The Inland Waterways Models Company

23 March 2015 - 09:39 PM

An article in Waterways World on these models made me as a teenager want to build my own.



The top one, Comet, I built at school in an after school woodwork club in 1993 without any plans, just a rough idea of dimensions and what went where.


The bottom one, Denebola, was the next I built for my GCSEs in 1995 again without any plans.


The middle one was the last one I built in 1998 from some CAD plans that I was emailed.  This was easier as I could just print out sections of the plan at the required scale, stick them to a piece of wood and cut around them.  It still is by no means perfect but it's the best of the 3 but I still haven't finished or named it!


I have a feeling that this year I might construct a 4th smile.png


Edited to add:  The bottom two are radio controlled but only one at a time as I robbed the kit out of one to motorise the other :)