Here is a list of all the postings Dave Milbourn 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Prostate Cancer|
I'm "on all fours" with Bruce on this one, including the lifestyle and liver warnings.
I've had two doses of brachytherapy and several templated biopsies at St Jim's in Leeds since 2009 and I can say that Dr David Bottomley is my preferred candidate for a sainthood. The other staff are equally wonderful and the Bexley Wing is awesome but the French Onion Soup in the 'restaurant' tastes and looks like wallpaper paste. You can't have everything, I suppose.
I'm on a 3-monthly PSA regime and the only real problem I have is obtaining the actual value of the pathogen nanograms-per-millilitre from my GP's receptionist. She's been told that she's not allowed to discusss the results of tests with patients although she's quite happy to tell me that the path-lab says the results are "normal and nothing to worry about". I've tried telling her that I'm being treated for prostate cancer and that I have an intimate knowledge of the significance of the figures involved, but she's just another jobsworth and insists that I drive 4 miles each way to obtain a print-out, which she is allowed to give me... Just wait and see if she tries the "Data Protection" bullsh*t on me!!
Now, where's that new bottle of tonic to freshen my G+T?
Edited By Dave Milbourn 1 on 04/05/2019 18:05:50
|Thread: Whatever Happened To....|
Yes - that man was Maurice (J M) Boddey, who made some incredible multi-engined scale C/L models. Many of his designs were published as plans in Aeromodeller magazine. I've no idea if they are still available. I met him when I was posted to the Nottingham office of HMC&E where he was a lowly messenger, and it was only a chance remark he made that made me realise just who he was. He's long since left us but my respect for his modelling skills remains undimmed.
I always liked T180. It was essentially a Telemaster wing and tail with a liteply Piper-like fuselage added so that John Rudd could cram a video camera into it. They were quite big back then, you'll understand. T240 happened when he bought a bigger camera!
Edited By Dave Milbourn 1 on 10/02/2019 19:49:18
Hello Ray, Geoff and Gangster
Yes - Roger moved shop premises from the main street in Spondon to a bigger shop round the corner in Chapel Side, which will be the one you remember, Geoff. He flogged the business to a greenhorn called Peter Kirman, who soon found that the figures he'd been shown didn't quite add up. That was Jolly Roger at his 'best'! PK sold the business on to Dave Heaton, an ex-police Section Officer who'd recently decamped from Rhodesia to avoid being worked on by Mugabe's Zanu PF thugs. I worked Saturdays and holidays for Dave until I remarried and moved away from the Derby area. He retired from running the shop and left it to Mark. It's now a Sue Ryder charity shop, likely paying more in rent to Dave than he ever made from Super Models!
I had custody of the prototype Custom Executive, which had an OS 40P up front (the P was for pylon....) and seemed grossly overpowered and very heavy - but it sure flew. Well, it didn't so much 'fly' like the Senior Exec did - more like it shoved the air out of the way! Years later I designed the best model never kitted which was essentially a bigger Custom Exec, four feet long and with a six foot parallel-cord wing for an MDF 40. If you recall those daft SLEC adverts for a fancy autopilot device which showed Precedent's Ken allegedly landing a model 'hands-off', that was the Super Hi-Boy in the photo. I wish I'd kept the plans for that one.
Edited By Dave Milbourn 1 on 10/02/2019 18:10:03
I've just wandered into this thread by accident and thought I might give some background. It doesn't half make me feel old, though!
I joined the civil service but kept on with model designing in my spare time, this time for Precedent. Yes, if it has a Fly, Hi or Boy in its name then it's one of mine, along with the Stampe, Turbulent, T180 and T240. Unfortunately I never retained any of the plans or artwork from those days. I am now retired and design model boat kits for Precedent's successors SLEC as well as assembling ACTion model boat electronics for Component-Shop.
So now you know!
Edited By Dave Milbourn 1 on 10/02/2019 14:33:41
|Thread: VERY old RCM&E back issue sought|
Fill every available empty space with styrofoam...................or fit elevators!
I know the feeling well.....................
As far as I can tell there's no such site but I'm being surprised by events every day. Tony Hadley, who is putting together the list of Vic Smeed plans, may well start one if he can be persuaded. Meantime we would be grateful for the Vedette plans, please.
Very grateful to everyone for what has been received so far. Here's a link to the list as it stood a couple of months ago. **LINK**
|Thread: Festival of Flight|
Is that the same Martin McIntosh who used to fly with Keith Jones and Terry Cooper?
|Thread: VERY old RCM&E back issue sought|
Ah! To see that lovely Orion plan again was a real buzz! Many thanks. I shall take some time to research the Vintage Aerobatic board and see if I can get to a meeting later in the year.
Funnily enough I did a 24" liteply Fairey Swordsman for Model Boats magazine. It was published as a free plan in about 1999 and the plan was reintroduced into the plans range a couple of years ago.
Just recently there has been a movement towards "vintage" RC boat models with the advent of two companies who have resurrected Les Rowell's old Aerokits designs and produce replica kits from laser-cut ply. They have a character and presence which no moulded plastic or GRP model can match.
Some of us on the Model Boats forum have begun to research Vic Smeed's old plans - especially the little freebies in RCM&E and Model Maker - and we're turning up some real gems. Tom Tom is a catamaran cabin cruiser of about 20" long; all balsa. I also have the plans for Twinkler and I'm currently making a couple of versions of Moonsong. Hopefully some of these will be featured in Model Boats magazine.
Now you aerobatic flyers - ever heard of Orion, Perigee, Super Star, Vertigo, Uplift, Maribu, Kwik Fly or Gangster? These are all now classed as vintage models. I'd love to see any of them resurrected - the Orion being my personal favourite and to my eyes the most beautiful aerobatic model aircraft ever designed (by World Aerobatic Champion Ed Kasmirski, I think).
That's the one (shows our age, doesn't it?!!)
My profuse thanks to both.
Edited By Dave Milbourn on 12/06/2013 15:26:55
I'm looking for a copy of December 1963 RCM&E with the model boat plan "Tom Tom" intact - to beg, borrow, copy or steal.
Can anyone help, please?
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