Topic : Model Merlin

i was wanting a model Merlin for training purposes ( doesnt have to be a merlin actually but would be nice) ideally about a metre long

hoping it would be quite realistic with a decent mast and decent sails

Now there is a test for the experts our there

any thoughts ?

Posted: 18/05/2006 15:33:22
By: Col B
Sounds like fun to make. I'll put that on my list of "things to do when I have a spare evening" and then contact you again in the year 2040.

Surely someone has made a model merlin in the past? There are plenty of half-boat plaques on Ranelagh SCs wall I think.

Posted: 18/05/2006 17:16:15
By: Mags
There is a shop in Walton Street, London S.W.1 at has in its window a clinker built medel about 5 ft overall made for teaching cadets to sail its complete with a  single point pivoting support rather like one of those fairground rodeo bulls! Sorry but I'd lunched too well to go in and find out how much, just as well because I'd probably have bought it!
One of the Sloane Ranger Merlin types could find out I'm sure. It is the far end of the road away from Beauchamp PLace.

Posted: 18/05/2006 18:00:11
By: Ancient Geek
Me think colin really means a different type of model but is a bit shy!!!!

Posted: 18/05/2006 21:02:55
By: toshface
any idea of the name of the shop

tosh im just a clean living scotty too busy walking the dog for any of that malarchy

Posted: 18/05/2006 21:36:23
By: Col B
Sorry no but should I find it I did make a note meanwhile surely someone else goes that way?

Posted: 19/05/2006 10:42:19
By: Ancient Geek
Is Bill Bentleys still in Beauchamp Place? Can remember many a good P**s up ther before moving on to the Star in Belgrave Mews West, then a couple of pints in the Grenadier just round the corner, a  few more in The Australian, Milner St, followed by a taxi ride to South Ken to cap the evening off with a curry in the Kwality Tandori (spelt with a K).... co'r those good old batchelor days. Hey ho!..... Coming dear!!!

Found a model yet Mr B?

Posted: 19/05/2006 20:27:38
By: Richard Battey
Might try Dave and Guy but guess it wont be a priority for them with their big order book

My models simone tuf Aussie can drink a crate of Castlemaine in 10 minutes

Posted: 20/05/2006 07:37:01
By: Col B
I thought the Grenadier was a gay pick up pub I was always told to avoid it! I can only vouch for Sam Lorenzo and Verbanella in Beachamp Place "Parkes" wned by Beecher Moore is no more.

Posted: 20/05/2006 09:15:57
By: Ancient Geek
AG . Very funny!!

Posted: 20/05/2006 09:58:26
By: Richard Battey
Not a suggestion that that was the use to which you put the Grenadier merely a reflection that that was in the early 60's it's reputation according to my Father and Godfather's! Who had spent a portion of WW2 defending or prosecuting soldiers who had commiited what was then a worse sin than coardice!Largely because they were seloing themselves to Officers! How times change.

Posted: 20/05/2006 10:29:54
By: Ancient Geek
model if you want one made David Chivers at Brightligsea does model ships & dinghies for wind tunnels he may be able to help you.

Posted: 20/05/2006 10:31:00
By: Ancient Geek
have you daves number

Posted: 22/05/2006 07:19:43
By: Col B
David Chivers cordinates are:
34 Nelson Street
Brightligsea Essex
C07 0DZ
0044 (0)1206 305107
0044 (0)7860 106641
[email protected] (He does have another but I've not got it in my book!
If you leave a message he does get back but he is an International Measurer and so can be way at regattas.
Good Luck

Posted: 22/05/2006 09:19:12
By: Ancient Geek
ta very much

Posted: 23/05/2006 07:11:58
By: Col B


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