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About Loft-full

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    Peacehaven, East Sussex
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    I'm interested in all sorts of modelling including model engineering, ships and garden railways, but my prime reason for being here is model aircraft. Specifically 1/48 Fleet Air Arm models,(although 1/72 Russian helicopters hold some peculiar fascination for me too.)
    I am also a founder member of the Peacehaven Fence Flying Society and an avid listener of the shipping forecast.

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  1. Would it be this one by any chance? (The link has pictures). http://mountainelves.com/The_Elves_Attic/Old%20Auctions/Casey_Jones_Train/train3.html
  2. I know what you mean. I find it exasperating. When will these people learn?
  3. Hi John, I've made some posts elsewhere with links to the PaperModelers site and their Thunderbird models. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234979592-thunderbirds-are-go-opinions/page-6 The Papermodelers site seems to have had some Gerry Anderson models removed, but Thunderbirds seems quite well represented still. Cheers, Bob
  4. Just got my copy of the the Haynes De Havilland Tiger Moth manual from Waterstones (£12.99). Only had a chance to quickly flick through, but it seems very good, certainly at first glance. A lot of detailed close up photos too.
  5. If you haven't got that sort of cash, even after checking down the back of the sofa, a more "cost effective" solution may be found here: http://www.papermodelers.com/forum/vbdownloads.php?params%5Bcontent%5D=liberator&params%5Btitle%5D=0&params%5Btitle%5D=on&params%5Bdescription%5D=0&params%5Bdescription%5D=on&params%5Bauthor%5D=0&params%5Bauthor%5D=on&do=search&action=searchresults
  6. You've now reminded me of the Airfix Singrays my brother and I built back in the mid 60's. Neither fared that well in the bath, though they did submerge, after a fashion.
  7. Thunderbird models may be freely downloaded from here, though one has to register first: TB2,4 & 5, as well as the Mole and Firefly. http://www.papermodelers.com/forum/vbdownloads.php?params%5Bcontent%5D=thunderbird&params%5Btitle%5D=0&params%5Btitle%5D=on&params%5Bdescription%5D=0&params%5Bdescription%5D=on&params%5Bauthor%5D=0&params%5Bauthor%5D=on&params%5Bcategoryid%5D=0&do=search&action=searchresults They're intended to be printed on stiff paper or light card. Might not be to everyone's taste, though they might printed at a different scale and i
  8. Thanks Pin, You may very well have saved me a lot of bother. Mr Resin Surfacer was one of the Messrs I hadn't heard of berore. Now to see where I can get some...........
  9. Mrs Loft-full tells me her friend, Helen Doe, has a biography of her father coming out on 15th May 2015. http://helendoe.co.uk/fighter-pilot-new-book/ Helen Doe is a professional historian and generally writes about maritime matters. On this occasion however she has applied her skills to write about her father W/Cdr Bob Doe. I'm very much looking forward to reading this book.
  10. I think some of the links to the shop are now defunct. Try this one instead. http://soccom.co.uk/traintimes/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61&Itemid=101
  11. I find these boxes to be far sturdier than those sold by some of the big DIY chains. hobbycraft tend to have better prices than Staples, (though I haven't compared prices recently). Note that the hobbycraft price stickers are sometimes higher than the actual price, (almost invariably the case with the 35litre ones). I have given up buying other manufacturer's boxes as so many were found to be cracked or split whilst still on display.
  12. I didn't know this. (It does inspire me indeed). Thanks
  13. Yes, I should have mentioned the scale. 1/43. (Unless somebody tells me otherwise.)
  14. Hi, Here's a selection of photos I've hastily scanned from Mrs Loft-full's photo album. TB-25J's, (well one in particular), at Ellington don't appear to have an upper turret. If you need better scans or a close up send me a message. Cheers, Bob
  15. Pi wrote, I'd do any one of them. Which one appeals most to Pin?
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