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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jun 2011 15:37 pm 
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What a great job you've done on a great kit, Love it :thumb:  :thumb:


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You got there in the end Ratch, a great build :thumb:
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Smashing build Ratch....I still think you are being hard on yourself by saying its a "six-feet away" build.
Looks nice from here and Im only a couple of inches from the screen :wink:
Theres something about those old BR symbols that tug the heart-strings  :D

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Very nice build, Ratch, lovely clean finish.

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Theres something about those old BR symbols that tug the heart-strings  :D

Ah yes, the old 'arrows of indecision.' Incidentally, not wishing to nit-pick, but the arrows on the model seem to be mirror images of the real ones; the photos I have seen show the lower arrow facing left, the upper one facing right.

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Incidentally, not wishing to nit-pick, but the arrows on the model seem to be mirror images of the real ones; the photos I have seen show the lower arrow facing left, the upper one facing right.

Oh my you're right  :fear:  How embarrassing for a train driver  :oops:  and they're all the same  :hithead:

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Obi-Jiff Kenobi:346969 wrote:
Incidentally, not wishing to nit-pick, but the arrows on the model seem to be mirror images of the real ones; the photos I have seen show the lower arrow facing left, the upper one facing right.

Oh my you're right  :fear:  How embarrassing for a train driver  :oops:  and they're all the same  :hithead:

Is it the fault of the decals? Are they printed wrongly? Mine are in the loft, so I can't easily check.

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Is it the fault of the decals? Are they printed wrongly?

It is  :!:  because you can't put them on up-side down - the logo just looks the same  :hithead:

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Is it the fault of the decals? Are they printed wrongly?

It is  :!:  because you can't put them on up-side down - the logo just looks the same  :hithead:

Well, that's a pretty poor show from whomever designed the decal sheet then; although if a train driver didn't spot it... :wink:

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Nice Hover :)  I think I went on one of these shortly before they ended service (1985ish?)  £5 return to France if you didn't get off :D  and a little bumpy!

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Great model, and well constructed, hard to realise from the photos that this is actually 1:144 scale.

I travelled on these once and apart from the bumpy ride previously mentioned it was the noise I remember.

I thought at first that there might be a logical reason for the reversed decals. That is that Sealink, the subsidiary of BR that owned  Seaspeed, had a special dispensation to reverse the logo. The reason for this is that on a woven flag the double arrow symbol would be reversed on one side.

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However looking at some photo’s I took this was not the case in 1974 when I took this photo. This was on one of many great day trips organised by the BR staff railway society. We had a complete tour around the engineering area, and all over the hovercraft. This does allow me to honestly say that in the 1970’s I peered under Princess Margret’s skirts – as the tour allowed us access to that area of the craft.


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Nice one! I had a trip on one across the Channel on a school trip in 1979, remember grabbing the front seats and being disapointed as all we saw was spray until we hit the ramp in Calais!
I had this model about the same time but never finished it  :oops: dont know what happened to it, but I guess it got binned.

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Well done Al  :Clapping:

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Wow!!! I wonder, do the moulds still exist?
I would love to see this re-issued!!!

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Fantastic build and dio  :notworthy:  Nice to see one without the "see through" roof (as befits your diorama setting).


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