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Forum: Model Ships 13th October 2018, 09:20
Replies: 9
Views: 4,083
Posted By Shelterdeck
Looks like model shipbuilding has finally fizzled...

Looks like model shipbuilding has finally fizzled out!
Bob
Forum: The Engine Room 12th April 2018, 08:47
Replies: 6
Views: 2,231
Posted By Shelterdeck
Yes! :king:

Yes! :king:
Forum: Tramp Steamers 21st December 2017, 14:30
Replies: 8
Views: 5,079
Posted By Shelterdeck
I did a couple of years in Sagamore, 1963 - 1965....

I did a couple of years in Sagamore, 1963 - 1965. Liked it very much. Same ports, except Wabana, Pittsburgh & Narvik. Also went to Port Etinenne (Nouhadibou) and two experimental ouward...
Forum: Model Ships 30th September 2017, 06:59
Replies: 9
Views: 4,083
Posted By Shelterdeck
Sadly I don't seem to be making much impression...

Sadly I don't seem to be making much impression here! For anyone into Facebook, I have a group called Merchant Ships in Miniature. Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1841532386133008/ It...
Forum: Model Ships 8th September 2017, 11:08
Replies: 0
Views: 780
Posted By Shelterdeck
RMS St. Helena ex Northland Prince - Plans etc

This thirty-page download has been written following requests for plans and photographs of the RMS St. Helena from a number of ship model builders, ex crew members, and passengers who sailed in...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th August 2017, 08:30
Replies: 6
Views: 2,231
Posted By Shelterdeck
Home-made morse key by an ex radio officer

Semi Automatic "Bug" Morse Key
Feeling like a change from ship models, a few days ago, I decided to try and build a semi-automatic bug key. This type of morse key was first developed in the...
Forum: Model Ships 8th August 2017, 21:26
Replies: 9
Views: 4,083
Posted By Shelterdeck
I updated it a few days ago. Here is new link: ...

I updated it a few days ago. Here is new link:
http://payhip.com/b/HPK3
Bob
Forum: Model Ships 8th August 2017, 08:21
Replies: 9
Views: 4,083
Posted By Shelterdeck
It certainly looks like this form of model making...

It certainly looks like this form of model making is well and truly dead!:(
It is all kits these days!
Bob
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd May 2017, 15:30
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By Shelterdeck
Here is my Avo Valve tester that I paid 65 for...

Here is my Avo Valve tester that I paid 65 for on a car boot sale last year. I had to make the valveholder test panel myself to be able to use it. Got the valve test data online as the...
Forum: General Cargo Ships 21st May 2017, 13:11
Replies: 2
Views: 3,485
Posted By Shelterdeck
Bandama ex Silveravon

Mediterranean to West Africa run. 1977. Out from Marseilles to Abidjan with general cargo. Load logs in Abidjan, and bagged coffee in San Pedro, for various Mediterranean ports. Sivomar...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th May 2017, 11:17
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By Shelterdeck
Just to get it in the right era - but it doesn't...

Just to get it in the right era - but it doesn't look half as good - does it? :wink:
Forum: The Radio Room 19th May 2017, 10:41
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By Shelterdeck
Yes, I know Troppo!:) But there has always...

Yes, I know Troppo!:) But there has always been a certain number who made it a "point of honour" to always refer to us as "operators," although operating was only part of our duties. I have...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th May 2017, 22:22
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By Shelterdeck
Some of the questions I could still answer, but I...

Some of the questions I could still answer, but I got 2nd class in 1960 and 1st class in early 1962, both before transistors and frequency modulation came in. Theory was always a struggle with...
Forum: Coasters 18th May 2017, 18:58
Replies: 2
Views: 3,168
Posted By Shelterdeck
Yellow Peril

Frederick T Everard
Forum: The Radio Room 18th May 2017, 18:44
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By Shelterdeck
Cool Oh well, that rules me out - back to the...

Oh well, that rules me out - back to the fo'castle, :king: Never did bother with football results apart from those received in the press!
Never been to a football match in my life!:chuckle:
Forum: Bulk Carriers 18th May 2017, 14:34
Replies: 5
Views: 3,618
Posted By Shelterdeck
I was going to put my profile plan of cargo ship...

I was going to put my profile plan of cargo ship Bandama on, but noticed no cargo ship section - so I put it in Other Shipping Companies, further down, as there wasn't a Silver Line section either:)!
Forum: Bulk Carriers 18th May 2017, 09:35
Replies: 5
Views: 3,618
Posted By Shelterdeck
Vessel types

I am just putting this in the top post because it is most likely to be seen quickly. Of all the ship types to choose from, I wonder why there is no section for General Cargo Ships or Cargo...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th May 2017, 09:00
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By Shelterdeck
Promotion at Last!

Glad to see that here, at least, we have been promoted from "Radio Operators" to "Radio Officers!":applause:
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 18th May 2017, 08:58
Replies: 1
Views: 774
Posted By Shelterdeck
Silver Line's Bandama

Originally built as Silveravon, but renamed Bandama shortly after completion, this fine ship continued to be manned by Silver Line officers. I served aboard for about a year - 1978/79. I...
Forum: Tankers 3rd May 2017, 21:43
Replies: 6
Views: 1,596
Posted By Shelterdeck
Thanks for explanation Bob, I never knew that! ...

Thanks for explanation Bob, I never knew that!
I would have been much happier there if we had been sailing all over the place, but lightering was awfully boring from a going ashore point of view. ...
Forum: Tankers 3rd May 2017, 20:09
Replies: 6
Views: 1,596
Posted By Shelterdeck
Bob & Pat, She was pretty awful to sail in. ...

Bob & Pat,
She was pretty awful to sail in. Reason was that we spent six months lightering at Galveston Bar. Taking 55,000 tons of crude a time from VLCCs and taking it up to Houston, then...
Forum: Tankers 3rd May 2017, 17:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1,596
Posted By Shelterdeck
Product Carrier Algol - 1977

I stood by this one for three months during the final stages of building at Cammell Laird's, Birkenhead in 1977. Then sailed in her for six months - mainly lightering of Galveston Texas. I...
Forum: Aviation 3rd May 2017, 06:54
Replies: 63
Views: 5,979
Posted By Shelterdeck
Absolutely hate it! My first rule of flying is...

Absolutely hate it! My first rule of flying is avoid if at all possible, if not possible to avoid, someone else must pay the fare! My sum total of flights:
Manchester - Eastleigh
Manchester...
Forum: Model Ships 25th April 2017, 17:02
Replies: 9
Views: 4,083
Posted By Shelterdeck
Here is the barque East African at 32 feet to 1...

Here is the barque East African at 32 feet to 1 inch (1:384). And here is a link to a FREE dowload showing images of it being built from pieces of wood to the completed model!...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th April 2017, 16:56
Replies: 30
Views: 2,314
Posted By Shelterdeck
I have transmitted in port on a number of...

I have transmitted in port on a number of occasions. One time, in Freetown, stinking hot night alonside at Pepel loading iron ore, was given a message and told to pass it to Freetown Radio on the...
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