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Member postings for Michael Ramsay-Fraser

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Thread: Kit builders, what would you like???
25/04/2016 15:31:30

Lets just forget the Gladiator and stick with the Whirlwind. That would get my vote and a commitment to purchase provided the cost was reasonable.

On the idea of getting a certain number of people to commit to a purchase and providing enough agree to make the project viable, why not ask for a small deposit? Say £20-£30.00?

This would have the benefit of tying people into their committment and eventual purchase as well as helping offset any development and tooling costs.

I only suggest this because, as a member of the classic car fraternity, I've seen any number of well-intentioned individuals being hung out to dry because they've undertaken to finance the production of no longer available parts or manufacture them themselves on the strength of club members saying 'yes, I'll have one of those please' only to find interest waning when payment was required.

22/04/2016 13:05:48

Well, given the name, Warbird Replicas, I would suggest staying away from civilian craft.

I'm always tempted by the Warbirds Spitfire as it looks to be a proper builders model but having a TN Spitfire and an old Balsacraft one still waiting to be built, I don't think I could justify another.

For my part, the building is the real pleasure I get from this hobby so anything WW1 or 2 would be fine as long as it has built up wings. and at a scale that allows a reasonable level of detail. Twin would be good too, particularly a German one. There are plenty of varients to choose from and one basic model that could allow adaptations for different types or marks would be briliant. Not asking much, i know.

If I was to choose one, though, it would have to be a Whirlwind.

Thread: Whats App, Where is The Profit?
11/04/2016 12:12:36

And precisly the reason I don't use any of them.

Thread: Models & Dioramas
08/04/2016 14:07:09

Not sure if this site has been mentioned before but having looked through it, I thought it might be of interest to some. It certainly facinated me.


Static models, of course but the level of detail in some of them is fantastic. Lots of good historical background too.

Sorry, don't know how to do the linky thing.

Edited By Michael Ramsay-Fraser on 08/04/2016 14:08:04

Thread: A step too far..................
01/04/2016 10:12:21

Here's another one.

Thread: Six Nations Rugby Union 2016
13/03/2016 17:17:25

Nobody on to thank Scotland for handing England the championship?

Probably the best game of the tournament so far.

27/02/2016 18:24:25

To be frank, an England win would do Scotland a favour.

I don't think I was suggesting taking the possibility of concussion lightly. I was simply saying Jones's comments were ill judged and don't have a place in Rugby. It's perfectly ok to express concern for a player but to suggest that players parents should be concerned is just wrong. I think any rugy players parents have some degree of concern. I certainly do when my son takes the field but I wouldn't appreciate someone pointing it out at a press conference.

27/02/2016 17:57:07

Absolutly nothing wrong with pumping guys up, John but suggesting Sextons parents should be worried about his risk of concussion is just plain wrong.

27/02/2016 16:55:11

I see Eddie Jones is doing his best to make every other rugby playing nation dislike England even more than they do already.

His involving of Sextons parents was in bad taste and has no place in rugby

Thread: carpet gripper rods
09/02/2016 08:18:33
Posted by kevin b on 08/02/2016 23:28:30:
Posted by Michael Ramsay-Fraser on 08/02/2016 13:18:36:

Gary, Sticks like Sh*t (yes, it's really called that) is one of the best and available from Screwfit.

If you want to stick them down so well that the concrete floor will come up if you ever need to remove them, try Sikaflex. It's what they glue cars together with nowadays.

In both cases, make sure the floor where you're sticking them down is completly dust free.

I think that most of the major car manufacturers would probably take issue with that statement !

Sikaflex is a good material, but it has its limitations. It's a bit like saying that we all build model airplanes using balsa cement. I would be very concerned to find my staff "sticking" customers cars back together using Sikaflex and we do use a lot of specialist adhesives these days to repair cars. As well as pop rivets to hold body panels on (in accordance with certain German manufacturers repair methods and procedures).

Can I suggest you lighten up a bit!

I was simply trying to offer a bit of advice on gripper strips. I doubt very much that, on the strenght of my post forum members thought that all their cars are glued together with Sikaflex. The fact remains that Sikaflex (in its various types) IS used in car manufacture. Lotus use glue (admittidly not Sikaflex) to stick the chassis of the Elise together so the concept of gluing cars together is not new.

08/02/2016 13:18:36

Gary, Sticks like Sh*t (yes, it's really called that) is one of the best and available from Screwfit.

If you want to stick them down so well that the concrete floor will come up if you ever need to remove them, try Sikaflex. It's what they glue cars together with nowadays.

In both cases, make sure the floor where you're sticking them down is completly dust free.

Thread: Rugby Union World Cup 2015
26/10/2015 11:22:03

Danny, I'm Scottish, not a Pom and you know Scotland would have won that quarter final if Joubert hadn't handed you the game. The Aussie press even gave Joubert the man of the match award!!! I never predicted much sucess for Scotland (please see 5th post on this thread). I guess getting facts correct is not an Australian strong point

Is it really whinging when a referee doesn't go to the TMO for a blatently forward pass that results in a try at a crucial part of the game? Argentina were really starting to be a threat and that try just knocked the stuffing out of them.

I'm sure you also know TV audiences aren't just determined by the population of the respective countries. The All Blacks are a global brand in rugby terms, less so Australia but still a big pull given the rivelry. Think Barcelona FC if you want a comparison.

I just don't think the sponsors, marketing people or TV channels would be happy if Argentina or Scotland had made the final but I'm not seriously suggesting that the refs pulled the games for Australia (well, with the exception of the Scotland game). I just think the Wallabies have been exceptionally lucky with the 'wrong decision' count.

25/10/2015 21:14:24

So, another Aussie win with a sin binning that shouldn't have happened and a try from an obvious forward pass that killed the game off.

Just how many refs do the Aussies have in their pockets or is there a vested interest in getting the two top teams to the final?

After all, the TV audience wouldn't have been up to much if Argentina or Scotland made it to the final.

Or am I just too cynical?

Edited By Michael Ramsay-Fraser on 25/10/2015 21:15:59

18/10/2015 18:07:11

We were robbed by two bad refereeing decisions. Mark Bennet should never have been sent off and the last penalty should have been a scrum to Aus. for accidental offfside.

29/09/2015 08:10:55

Don't see how that's down as banned? I saw it a couple of times before the 6 nations.

19/09/2015 09:24:47

As a Scots rugby fan (no hope there, then), I have to agree. I appreciate it is Englands tournament but the commentary was very one sided. It will be interesting to hear the England Wales game and see if it improves or, as I believe BBC does with the 6 nations, will there be seperate commentarys for Welsh and English viewers?

Thread: Clarkson dropped
18/06/2015 20:11:18

I'm sorry if you find yourself insulted, Donald but I stand by my comments. My personal experience with the police has left a lot to be desired. I don't doubt your own pride, integrity and guts but even you have to admit that the reputation of the poliice has suffered greatly over the years, mostly brought about by their own shortcomings. The incidents I mentioned in my post are just a few of the many sad cases where the police have badly let down the people they are supposed to serve.

You are quite right, however This is a forum about model aircraft but this thread is about Clarkson and the rights/wrongs of his actions. A previous poster suggested that because the police declined to prosecute, that this may in some way indicate that his actions were better delt with by his employers. I'm simply diagreeing with that opinion.

Edited By Michael Ramsay-Fraser on 18/06/2015 20:11:46

18/06/2015 17:33:54

So now it's the hotels fault that Clarkson lost the plot and thumped someone?

Whilst the idea of sorting things out over a pint man to man might work in some situations, when it involves an 'A list' celebrity, the other guy is always going to loose out. How many time do we see Premier league players getting off with motoring offences or other kinds of behaviour that the rest of us would be up in court for?

If one thing hacks me off, it's the injustice of a society where the rich and famous get treated in a different way from everyone else and what's worse is that people make excuses for them. Oh' thats just the kind of guy he is or he was just letting off steam or she was just trying to avoid the paps. We're too good at appologising for people that don't have the slightest interest or clue about real life.

As a presenter of TG, I liked Clarkson but even he has had the decency to admit what he did was wrong.

18/06/2015 16:20:07

Frankly, I wouldn't trust the police any further than I could throw one of their (usually) overweight officers. The number of C*ck-ups the police have been involved in over the last few years should dispel any doubt on that subject. From Rotherham to Plebgate to Hillsborough to Jean Charles De Menezes they've proven to be corrupt, ineffectual, happy to turn a blind eye when it suits them to outright incompetent.

But despite my tenuous connection to Jimmy Saville, it wasn't necessarily about a criminal charge. Look at most large businesses conditions of employment and you'll find that asault on a colleague is normally a dismissable offence. Assault in the workplace is not uncommon and usualy results in a sacking.

Frankly, despite wether the police choose to prosecute him or not, punching someone in the face is just unacceptable.

Let me re-iterate, I loved Top Gear and will miss it. I doubt very much it will measure up with Chris Evans in it and I think the concensus of opinion on this thread supports that view.

Edited By Michael Ramsay-Fraser on 18/06/2015 16:21:30

Edited By Michael Ramsay-Fraser on 18/06/2015 16:26:11

18/06/2015 13:50:57

I'm sorry but am I the only one who thinks that, in any other workplace situation, if someone punched a colleague in the face, instant dismissal would have occurred?

Why should this have been dealt with by an internal inquiry and then probably brushed under the carpet?

Much as I loved watching Top Gear and could, on that program at least, put up with Clarksons right wing views, I'm sorry to say it, he had to be fired.

The fact that the show is hugely popular has absolutly nothing to do with it.

If Jimmy Savil had been found out at the height of his popularity, would his and his shows success been considered mitigation? If the true extent of his crimes been in the public eye, I very much doubt it.

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