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Member postings for Michael Ramsay-Fraser

Here is a list of all the postings Michael Ramsay-Fraser has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Stash clear out
04/08/2019 10:30:53
Posted by Ray Wood 4 on 02/08/2019 19:48:52:

Hi Micheal,

I admire your pricing strategy with the Balsa Craft kits, I will watch with interest as I have the kits and the original plans also, keep us posted.

Regards Ray

I will, Ray. They will be going on Ebay shortly if there's no interest here.

04/08/2019 10:28:37
Posted by Chris Bott - Moderator on 02/08/2019 17:48:02:

Fixed, Michael. I'm going to remove the duplicate thread too.


Thanks Chris. Much appreciated.

02/08/2019 13:48:52

Darn. Must have missed the time limit.

Any mods online that can help??

02/08/2019 13:32:03

Errr... can someone remind me how to edit posts please?

02/08/2019 13:25:21

Given the amount of junk mail I get I doubt it would make much difference but I guess you're right. I'll edit. Ty.

02/08/2019 12:55:03

Having a clear out of kits I know I will now never get around to building, sadly.

All are boxed in original packaging and are complete with all plans, parts, mouldings and decals where appropriate.

First up are 2 blasts from the past, a Balsacraft Bristol Blenheim and Spitfire Mk IX. The Benheim is in as new condition as is the contents of the Spitfire box although the box itself is a bit faded and bashed.

£150.00 each plus postage ovno.

Secondly, a Ben Buckle Super 60, Again all complete and as new in original packaging. This is an early 3 channel kit for 4 or 2 stroke engines but I guess could be easily converted to electric.

£70.00 ovno plus postage.

Lastly is a real rarity. A Micro Mould version of the David Boddington Tinker. I believe this was the subject of a mass build some 6 years ago and I know an updated version is still available from DB at around £120.00. This is a complete kit and contains all the original accessories including wheels, bent wire u/c, screws, wire push rods and linkages. This is described as a 2-3 channel version 09-15 engines but, again, I'm fairly sure could be converted to electric power fairly easily.

£100.00 ovno plus postage.

Photos of all kits can be sent to interested parties but, as stated, the contents are all in excellent as new condition although some of the boxes are showing their age.

I'm open to sensible offers but 'will you take £10.00' chancers will just be ignored.

I'd rather see these go to someone who will build and fly them than lie around in my man cave.

I can be PMd on here if you have any questions.

Edited By Chris Bott - Moderator on 02/08/2019 17:47:24

Thread: Six Nations 2019
18/03/2019 07:01:23

Try getting rid of 'no arms' Farrell for a start.

Thread: Gatwick drone incident
21/12/2018 07:01:04


Anger got the better of me.


21/12/2018 06:48:33

Liz Kershaw on Sky News. 'Ban all drones from UK skys!'

And I was told to grow up when I suggested media over reaction??

20/12/2018 19:19:29
Posted by Adrian Smith 1 on 20/12/2018 19:05:01:

Don & Michael.

I really don't think here is the place to be airing petty prejudices against a national newspaper. Time grow up I think. And no I don't read the Mail. frown

No need to be offensive. I only used the Daily Mail as an example of the likely tabloid exaggeration that's bound to be in most of the papers tomorrow. I think it's inevitable that a great deal of assumptions will be made, most of it provided by 'experts' that probably don't know one side of a drone from the other.

20/12/2018 18:46:19

Expect Daily Mail rhetoric to go into overdrive.

'Enemies of the State' perhaps?

Thread: Drones fight back
15/11/2017 22:42:38

Where's my body double??

Thread: Traplet statement
03/08/2017 22:19:31

It is worth noting that the statement issued give no indication which 'products and services' will be offered. Like everyone else, I hope that the plans and parts are part of these products and services.

However, although I appreciate the view that some may not wish to deal with or purchase form the new company for whatever reason, that approach will only lead to the further devaluation of the plans and part service. If the market for plans and parts declines, how long will the service be available.

Whilst it may stick in the craw of some I would guess that this new service (if it comes to pass) will inevitably go the same way as Traplet if the modelling community doesn't support it.

Thread: Passchendaele 100 years on
01/08/2017 12:16:04

Apologies for the double post. I attempted to edit to point out that I did not describe the subject as 'controversial' and inadvertently posted again.

01/08/2017 11:56:22

For your information, Pete, it has a personal dimension for me too. I can't think that there are many for whom it wouldn't.

However, two of the earliest posting expressed differing views of WW1 and that is, by it's very definition, divisive.

I'm NOT arguing against the validity of this thread, in fact I fully support it's inclusion on the forum.

However, you can't argue that for some, the war was justified and for others it was an abomination and, frankly, yes, it is political. All wars are, in some way political.

However, the point I was trying to make was that it has often been quoted by moderators that subject matter should be restricted to modelling matters and was asking why this thread was acceptable (bearing in mind that it is a) not about modelling & b) on a potentially divisive subject) and a (very) previous thread on the state funeral for Margaret Thatcher was not?

01/08/2017 10:58:10

I'm not going to make an argument for either opinion on this subject for once. I have my own feelings on the subject and will keep them to myself.

However, I would respectfully ask the question as to why such a potentially divisive thread should continue to run when many other threads on similar veins have been closed with the reason being given that 'this is a modelling forum and should be restricted to the subject matter'?

I, and am sure others, have been pulled up for expressing opinions on similar subjects in the past and whilst I'm more than happy to debate this and other non-modelling subjects, it usually leads to widely differing opinions.

I'm just asking the question, what subjects are open for discussion and which are not? At the moment, I'm a little confused.

Thread: Is it a record
28/07/2017 15:33:03

I too PM'd Pete this morning on this very subject.

Lets hope that the proposed discussions amongst the moderators leads to something more than just 'if you want to complain about a moderator it has to be done by a PM' approach.

I appreciate that this forum is a commercial enterprise but, by the same token, it wouldn't be a forum without forum members views and these will, inevitably, vary widely.

As I said in my PM to Pete, I can understand why the original 'Traplet' (damn, said it again!) thread was closed down but not why the 'gagged' one was.

Thread: Classic British Beauty
28/07/2017 11:32:47

The red car certainly appears to be a Series 1. Headlight covers and position of indicators are the tell tail signs if you compare it to the OP. The 'mouth' will be slightly smaller too.

Thread: Is it a record
28/07/2017 11:26:01

and I think I and others were trying to keep it that way.

Naturally, everyone will be upset about the Traplet situation and I appreciate the concerns of those employed there. It's a situation I've been through twice and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

But the point here is that the Traplet situation was merely being used as an example of over-moderation. A problem I've also had in the past on other, unrelated subjects.

At present, I've been quoted the 'Code of Conduct' which, effectivly says whatever moderators decide goes. No room for debate, no room for public discussion. I'm not convinced that's a good policy to enforce so rigorously.

28/07/2017 11:10:18

Don't agree. The thread was about censorship by moderators NOT Traplet. The name Traplet was only given as an example. The abrupt closure of the thread illustrates the point perfectly.

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