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Static Meeting on March 4, 2009
All pictures by Jared Fein.
The turn-out this evening was excellent and great many boats were on display.
Lloyd Crompton brought his Indonesian oil rig supply boat which he named after his late wife "Dea Enid Audrey". On the benches on deck he placed some 20 oil rig workers and tourists. It looked just perfect.
Mike Ng, famous for his card stock models, had given the "Coastal Renaissance" the final touches. The BC ferry looked like 2 boats in 1 with the different logos on the sides and both ends the same. This ferry was built not to have to turn when docking. The cars going in on one end left the ferry exiting at the other end.
George Burr, one of the founding fathers, brought his destroyer HMS Charissa ready to run this summer. A good looking model he can be proud of.
Our photographer Jared Fein showed the progress on "The Flying Fish", a finely detailed model which creates a great deal of work. The boat looks good now despite the problems everybody would have building it.
This part of the Japanese battleship "Fuso" is a kit in itself that looks interesting.
Built by David Kaechele.
Jim Rutledge surpassed himself in the superstructure assemblies for the "HMS Haida". They are built in such detail that one can do nothing but admire it.
Mike Godding brought a riverboat from Burma which he purchased there. It was built by a Burmese craftsman after the river boats that are used as transport for goods as well as people on the rivers of that proud nation.
Ray Peacock brought along the model of the "Ontario" which sank in 1718 in Lake Ontario. She was 80 feet long and was not discovered until recently.
This model definitely is need of "some" restoration. Inherited it is too precious to be discarded but I am sure that in due time it will rise from the ashes.
This model of a 170 year old steam engine was shown by Bill Huxhold. It runs very quietly and without hesitation on compressed air like poetry in motion.
A whaling boat from the 1850's was Ian Ferguson's contribution to our "Show and Tell". It is a well built sleek 34 foot long boat built to scale with sail and paddle. To be a whaler must have been a dangerous job!
Last modified on March 9, 2009