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Offline DTR

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Re: 'WIDE A WAKE' a steam launch tale
« Reply #720 on: September 13, 2016, 05:26:34 AM »
That is absolutely stunning
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« Reply #721 on: September 13, 2016, 07:12:14 AM »
Beautiful Ramon, truely you are a Master Craftsman!

Simon.
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Re: 'WIDE A WAKE' a steam launch tale
« Reply #722 on: September 13, 2016, 07:38:03 AM »
Thanks for taking us along the journey with you Ramon, look forward to the launch party photos and maybe even a video?

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Re: 'WIDE A WAKE' a steam launch tale
« Reply #723 on: September 13, 2016, 08:04:31 AM »
Not much more to add really, but just wanted to register my approval.
Well done Ramon, its a bobby dazzler  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: 'WIDE A WAKE' a steam launch tale
« Reply #724 on: September 13, 2016, 11:10:46 AM »
Hi Ramon,
 Just lost for words!
She is truly a beautiful piece of craftsmanship!

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Re: 'WIDE A WAKE' a steam launch tale
« Reply #725 on: September 13, 2016, 02:25:25 PM »
You mean to tell me you're going to let something that beautiful get WET!

All joking aside, it's a masterpiece of the art.  Be proud, very proud.
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Re: 'WIDE A WAKE' a steam launch tale
« Reply #726 on: September 13, 2016, 02:29:07 PM »
I can't think of anything  else to add to what has already been said, so Excellent job.

waiting for the Vids.

 Ron

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Re: 'WIDE A WAKE' a steam launch tale
« Reply #727 on: September 13, 2016, 07:07:00 PM »
Ramon my friend I am a little late checking in, but have to voice with the rest very stunning the Wide awake is and a master craftsman you are. All the attention to delay you have put into this project really sets it above anything else. Thank you for the very educational and well documented thread. You are a true master and an inspiration to me and one of my hero. It would give you enjoyment for years to come. Happy sailing my friend..........I..........like........ :Love:

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Re: 'WIDE A WAKE' a steam launch tale
« Reply #728 on: September 13, 2016, 07:49:44 PM »
Hi Ramon, what a beauty and perfect workmanships. Thanks for showing it to all of us. Hopefully a video will follow to see it in action.
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Re: 'WIDE A WAKE' a steam launch tale
« Reply #729 on: September 13, 2016, 10:44:30 PM »
Ramon,
Truly a work of art, the detail is a great credit to you and has resulted in a model second to none. I too am awaiting the sea trials with keen interest. Once again, well done Ramon. :ThumbsUp:
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Re: 'WIDE A WAKE' a steam launch tale
« Reply #730 on: September 13, 2016, 11:09:56 PM »
Hi Guys

My thanks to all of you for taking the time to comment - it's been a long haul I know but I am truly pleased that you have enjoyed seeing and hearing about its progress over these past months. Thank you too for being such dedicated followers  :)

Yes Marv it has to get wet at least the once otherwise it's just an ornament  ;) - bit like an engine that doesn't work I suppose  so I hope that engine and boiler works as hoped on Saturday :D

My modelling interests and aspirations now lay far from what they were when I was first 'taken' by the images of this model in 1972 but I am glad I made the effort to at least give it a go to see how far I would get and of course, I am extremely pleased to have finished it completely.

I'll do my best to get some kind of video for you - but bear in mind there's a little bit more to keep the mind occupied than when dropping one of my yachts in the water  ;)

My thanks again

Regards - Ramon
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Re: 'WIDE A WAKE' a steam launch tale
« Reply #731 on: September 14, 2016, 02:10:49 AM »
I just want to add my appreciation for your work to the growing stack.  Your build has been very fun and educational to watch.  Thank you for taking the time and effort to share your work with us!
Kim

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Re: 'WIDE A WAKE' a steam launch tale
« Reply #732 on: September 14, 2016, 11:42:15 PM »
Ramon,
A really super finished boat and steam plant congratulations are due.

George.

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Re: 'WIDE A WAKE' a steam launch tale
« Reply #733 on: September 15, 2016, 12:31:38 AM »
Ramon

I very much enjoyed following along, and the result is simply stunning.

Thank you!

Joe

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Re: 'WIDE A WAKE' a steam launch tale
« Reply #734 on: September 15, 2016, 07:42:06 AM »
Kim, George, Joe,

Many thanks for your kind remarks. It's obviously very nice to be congratulated on the build itself but it's when I hear that it has been of use to someone I take most pleasure  :)

George - email received, will reply today

Today is Sues last day at work - hmmm!  this could have some serious effect on workshop time from here on  ;)

Regards - Ramon

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