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 with pictures taken at and around our Model Boat club at Etherow Country Park, where I can be found quite a few days a week on the landing stage, 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.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

More of the build, Amelia Rose.

More of the build, Amelia Rose.

After a wet and soggy morning at the lake today, decided it was prudent to come home and get in front of the fire!.
On the way out of the car park met my good friend Lawrence who has just lost his wife and can feel for him after my own loss, even after all this time.
 Here is something I found on the net that I found very true and know he will take comfort in his dogs!.
I hope he see's this!.

Well back to the boat build!.
Made a start on the main cabin.

After adding the other side, making sure the windows were the right way up?, the roof struts were added.

Just checking too see if it fit's alright!.

Then the roof was added, there is a slight bow in the roof whereas the previous narrow boat I'd build was flat, so a bit more fiddly to do, but more authentic really.

The hand rails were then added, if you have ever been on a narrow boat you will understand that there are slight raised rails on the edges to hold on to whilst walking on the side edge of the deck 

Yes, that's me all of 15 years ago and without a hat!!, not my boat I must add, 70 footer, steering tricky.
If you look on the left you can just see the raised hand rails. 
Looking at this picture have decided to make the hatch cover a working one, the kit one is only glued on.
That little roof light looks interesting too!, perhaps I should add one of those?, all winter to go at hey!.
Goes without saying there will be flower tubs and canal art containers if I can find them.

Sooo glad I didn't go for the longer model, would have been very difficult to manage even though I was tempted!.

While we are on this picture you can see the side deck parts

 
Not much to stand on, on the real thing, that's why you need the hand rails!.

Good job I've got plenty of clamps isn't it.

Enough excitement for you for one day.
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Had a trip to Oldham yesterday with my mate Bob the Builder to get his car recall done, even though the weather was atrocious, we had a good day out with Fish,Chips & Peas and unlimited Coffee in the Brewers Fayre next door, food was good, the staff there was very friendly and it was a lot warmer in there than outside.
The wind was so bad my hat did a flyer and I was like Hussein Bolt down the road after it, but apart from that a good bad day.
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"Mummy Mummy, can I wear a bra now I'm 16?", "Shut up Albert!".

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove you don't need it.

Remember when we spend money like the there was no tomorrow?,
Well its tomorrow!,

What do you call a kangaroo at the north pole, Lost!!.
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That's all for today folks.

2 comments:

  1. Did Pepe get to spend the day with Joyce? BnB

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    1. Yes!, he always enjoys it there with Joyce, she probabelly gives him more attention than I do!.

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