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Thread: Flying Scale Models Magazine.
27/03/2020 14:30:37

That's good news Jeff.

This thread caused me to look at my magazine collections and though I couldn't help with this one I was surprised at how many FSM magazines I had !

As collections go it is nowhere near complete and I have decided it would be interesting to see if I can possibly do so. If anybody has any surplus to their needs let me know and I will send you a "wish list". I don't expect them for free, but I won't be paying silly prices (born and bred in Yorkshire).


Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
25/03/2020 17:30:37

Slightly off topic, but I think Jon should self isolate at the workshop, whilst all the other staff are off. He will be able to use the machinery to turn out lots of lovely new engines !

wink 2

Thread: Is this weather ever going to get better!!!!!!!!!!!!!
25/03/2020 17:23:58

I'm going to go charge some batteries up. It's going to be a good flying day tomorrow and I have been in the garden all day today.

Just in case you are wondering. This is the view from my garden.


I'm self-isolating (guess who owns the field).


Thread: MOT.
25/03/2020 17:00:41

Bang goes that excuse for driving past the flying field.

However, flying model aeroplanes is classed as a sport and I do need regular exercise (which usually involves a lot of walking to retrieve crashed models)


Edited By kevin b on 25/03/2020 17:03:21

Thread: Shops closing
25/03/2020 12:18:40

Just received an email from HobbyKing saying the UK warehouse is now closed.

Hope you all managed to get stocked up last week. I should think by the weekend online shopping will be minimal as most of the shops will be closed. Apart from the international ones.

Fortunately (being a Yorkshire modeller) I have enough materials and kits in stock to last me at least 5 years (not so sure about loo rolls though. Maybe 6 month's worth).


Thread: New model required: comments?
22/03/2020 18:16:25

You are probably going to have time to build both of them I should think, the way things are going.

There are many out there that can cut you parts, but I would suggest trying one of the established companies unless you have a recommendation from someone you know and trust. More often than not, the quality of the parts cut is dependent on the quality of the original plans. When I am cutting from plans (for myself) I can spend quite some time cleaning up the templates before committing the files to the machine.

Recently I have been"playing with some old (free magazine) plans. It's amazing how many of the templates drawn on them do not fit. Some being the wrong size and others being the wrong shape, or not square. Modern digital plans are a lot easier ! Though there are still mistakes to be found (when building) on them.

Mind you, for me half the fun of building from plans is trying to make them work.

Thread: Insanity seems to be setting in
21/03/2020 11:09:30
Posted by Cliff Bastow on 21/03/2020 09:15:02:

I work for a firm that supplies oranges and satsumas to supermarkets and demand has gone through the roof. We have even been approached by supermarkets we do not deal with to to see if we can supply.

What I want to know is who on earth is stockpiling oranges? and why, they wont keep that long anyway!

Common sense seems to have deserted us.

Edited By Cliff Bastow on 21/03/2020 09:15:28

Marmalade ?

20/03/2020 14:52:30

Has anybody noticed how much busier the forum is these days ?


Thread: An Isolation Mass Build?
20/03/2020 10:17:04

How about a scale model of an air ambulance.

1:1 scale. wink 2

19/03/2020 19:24:03

Just think chaps. By the time this is all over, those of you with significant other halves will have amassed shed loads of brownie points. Having done all the jobs that you promised to do, but never had the time. Plus, by that time said other half will be so fed up of you "being under her/his feet" (got to keep it politically correct) that you will be positively pushed out of the door towards the flying field. The downside is that every parcel arriving will be scrutinised, so sneaking anything in will be more difficult. That and the fact that you will actually had to do all those jobs.


Thread: Insanity seems to be setting in
18/03/2020 14:01:44

Due to the ongoing demand, Morrisons have taken on extra staff to cope with extra deliveries.

morisons delivery.jpg

17/03/2020 19:07:06
Posted by Don Fry on 17/03/2020 18:56:55:
Posted by john stones 1 on 17/03/2020 18:19:59:
Posted by Erfolg on 17/03/2020 18:12:58:

Patmac, was he not the one who did not win the General Election?smiley

Given all the issues at present, I still receive adverts from Ledger holidays, perhaps I am dreaming, and I will wake up, from what I see as a Nightmare, or at least a disturbing sleep.

Booked anywhere nice Erf ? The Antartic might be a good choice, wrap up warm though.

At least there is some nice solid ice.

At the moment.


17/03/2020 17:57:07

I worry about industry and commerce. With people locking themselves in at home 24 hours for weeks on end, I feel sorry for shop keepers, restaurants, hotels, burglers............


17/03/2020 11:21:53
Posted by PatMc on 17/03/2020 11:08:51:

Our local chemist shop has sold of paracetamol, ibuprofen etc last week.
And since it was announced that the over 70's should stay at home for up to 3 months they've run out of Viagra.


Local supermarket have just delivered my order. They aren't the cheapest, but the service is excellent.


16/03/2020 18:58:08
Posted by Tim Kearsley on 16/03/2020 16:25:28:
Posted by kevin b on 16/03/2020 15:58:16

I eventually got past said driver, who appeared to be about 3ft tall and over the age of 90 with white hair She didn't seem bothered in any way and as I sped away She returned back to the centre of the road with 2 wheels either side of the white line.

Why have you put the word "she" in bold?


As I said in the posting (it was a reply to Erfolg and to be read in context). I am getting worried about Him.

16/03/2020 15:58:16
Posted by Erfolg on 16/03/2020 14:13:56:

Kevin, if I had only known it was you, I would have moderated my speed a little, I did not realise that the friendly honking, was to encourage me to stop for a chat.smiley Now we have to stay in, there is no hurry, to get anywhere.sad

Erfolg. I am starting to worry about you.

I eventually got past said driver, who appeared to be about 3ft tall and over the age of 90 with white hair She didn't seem bothered in any way and as I sped away She returned back to the centre of the road with 2 wheels either side of the white line.

16/03/2020 13:48:22

The London Met have just had a delivery of toilet rolls.

the met.jpg

Similarly at McDonalds.

mc bogrolls.jpg

Meanwhile Tesco have announced the arrival of the first of their new fleet of home delivery vehicles.


wink 2

16/03/2020 13:06:50
Posted by Dickw on 16/03/2020 10:48:54:

BMFA statement re flying at Buckminster here.


10 out of 10 for common sense !

I go into to the local town (12 miles away) every 2-3 weeks or so to shop and fill my freezer. Usually on a Monday morning as it is quiet and it was. Until I went to the supermarket !!! I'm glad I went to the other shops first. It was a sea of grey and bald heads with hardly a spare trolley to be found. Fortunately I had no problems getting my usual provisions apart from potatoes and carrots (?). The staff were looking really (and I mean REALLY) stressed. I wonder if it will be as bad when I go next time in 3 weeks ? I then called in at the Post Office to drop off a parcel and there was no queue, which is most unusual for "all of it" day (if you have ever been in the Post Office on Monday morning, you will know what I mean).

Just to add insult to injury, on my way home (country roads) I got stuck behind a Honda Jazz and you guessed it, driving at 35mph in a 60mph area !

Edited By kevin b on 16/03/2020 13:07:38

15/03/2020 18:09:11
Posted by SR 71 on 15/03/2020 15:48:40:


I second that. thumbs up

15/03/2020 13:06:58
Posted by Erfolg on 15/03/2020 13:01:12:

The welding of doors China, appears to be a response to those who know better than there government, potentially endangered others health, in a country that appears not to tolerate any dissent. I cannot see it happening here, although if some were extremely reckless, here, with respect to others, I have no problem with them being thrown in jail etc.

That should help reduce the prison population. yes

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