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AMModels last won the day on June 21 2017

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  1. AMModels

    Steel quality and origin

    Do they load the steel in the coffins? Nothing fires the blood like a road full of wagons with coils in the well and a warehouse already full to the rafters Was standing in Cardiff station a few weeks ago and a train from Llanwern ran through the station with a load of coil, in the olden days much of it headed to Round Oak rail head and the gravel voiced Olwyn.
  2. AMModels

    Steel quality and origin

    I supplied roughly 100k tonnes of steel pa while working in a stockholders and analysed samples from possibly 25k tk a year using various instruments inc gas spectrometer and both hardness and tensile strength machines. European Steel > UK Steel > other steels based on my experience on a price point basis. This could have changed over the years for the very reasons Cap P says, regs change over time but opinions are formed and as boat buyers tend to be a bit older they may have been formed when the above tests were performed.
  3. AMModels

    Steel quality and origin

    I would be happy with Dutch too
  4. AMModels

    Steel quality and origin

    details details, Im a big picture kinda guy.
  5. AMModels

    Steel quality and origin

    Follow the submarine around and pick up the ones that fall off, save yourself £3k a time
  6. AMModels

    Steel quality and origin

    BS did roll 10mm steel, Corby for one produced lots of it....it wasnt very good but it was definitely, nominally, 10mm. What surprises me about boat builders is they dont use pickled steel, no scale ready to take paint straight from the off, easier to clean should corrosion occur in the building phase.
  7. OK I cant be alone in wanting Monday to come around for the update on this. If we are not told what it is who buried it and why, as well as if you manage to find it, I will be very disappointed.
  8. AMModels

    Narrow Boat plans

    I received the same reply a few years ago when I asked if I could use photos from the archive on my website, he offered the hi res copies free but I explained I would rather use low res and steer people towards the archive should they want hi res copies of any photograph. Have to say it is a very good service to offer them free, even if they cant be sure of the copyright protection,they could just say no hi res copies available for the same reason.
  9. AMModels

    Vandalised boat

    It always pleases me when you see such obvious positive results from the Time to Talk type campaigns.
  10. AMModels

    LHP Archive

    Like Pete I am really surprised to hear Lawrences collection is heading to CRT, his views on their archivists abilities and past dealings were not something he kept to himself. Not long before he passed away he very kindly gave me permission to use any of his own photographs on my website and offered to liaise with owners of third party material he had to allow the same access. An arrangement which would have seen at least a digital copy of his photographic archive to be available to the public.
  11. AMModels

    Boat sunk, by Stag Party?

  12. AMModels

    Boat sunk, by Stag Party?

    Maybe reading the whole thing rather than focusing on one word would have helped? No its can't, won't is a totally different thing. Annoys? If it did, Id have said so. No it just reinforces previously held opinions.
  13. AMModels

    Boat sunk, by Stag Party?

    Thats not what I said though Athy. The important word being compared.
  14. AMModels

    Boat sunk, by Stag Party?

    I would like to say this thread has surprised me with peoples reactions and feelings on the matter, and that there are some who have displayed a remarkable humanity when compared to their previous offerings on the forum... Id like to but I cant.
  15. AMModels

    Labour anti Semites

    Interesting that it doesnt actually quote any specifics, not allowing outwards shifting of profits to states with lesser tax rates could be described as capital control... nothing to be worried about in that. When you have some specifics rather than scaremongering nonsense, come back to us. yes yes Labour boogey men, very scary, I think we get the general smeariness of it.

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