Welcome to my new Blog

Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats, Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Past week

 The past week has seen Pepe and I walking at Debdale Park where we saw this nice wood carving in the orchard behind the children's play area.

Nice isn't it?

Trouble is there's a maggot in the other side!.

Then another day we went to Etherow where we fed the birds and managed to take a short video of it.


And of course there's no show without Punch is there.
Where's mine then Dad.

Got a good bargain at the club auction on Wednesday night, A fiver for these two drawer units for my workshop, and they were full of useful stuff as well!, can't be bad.

Then it was a bit more modelling, too cold to stay out long these days.

Fitted the front control centre in the wheelhouse, had to take that top section off to get it in, as it was a tight fit.

Rear control unit and bench seat made up and placed in

The central unit was made up but the arms looked as though they wouldn't have much support so made some arm rests out of brass rod and put a grove underneth the arm rests for them to sit on.

The seat were next with a trial to see what would look best for buttons in the seating, decided that bottom  right set was best, that was done with a small drill and then nicked with a knife to make the starred pattern.

Coming on now, will look better when painted I'm sure.

Whilst the seating was hardening off, made a start on the gantry crane.
First parts of the power block made up, notice the highlighted section I did on the initial read of the instructions!, saves missing it at a later stage when you get the bit between your teeth on the build.

First arm started, making sure things were square as I go along.

First arm done, with holes drilled out 

Second arm sections cut out and ready for making up.

First and second sections made up and fitted together, need to add piping yet.

That's all for now folk's


  1. Another mixed bag of assorted stories
    Nice one Duckie


  2. Had to smile at the canada goose he appeared to give you a dirty look before striding away as you weren't feeding them at that time
    was particularity impressed with the seats on your boat! Babs