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    32nd Parallel Type XX111

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    Tom(ADMIN)
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    32nd Parallel Type XX111

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:31 am

    This article was first published in the Jan/Feb issue of Scale Ship Modeller magazine, way back in 1987. Written by Simon Smith of the now defunct 32nd Parallel company, it details the design and construction of the Type XX111 kit, and makes for a fascinating read.
















    If anyone wants a copy of this article in it's full size (A4) format, let me know, and I'll email it to you in a .zip file.
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    Re: 32nd Parallel Type XX111

    Post  salmon on Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:33 pm

    Ricard,
    I would like a copy please.
    Thank you!
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    Re: 32nd Parallel Type XX111

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:16 pm

    No worries, Tom... I'll do it first thing in the morning for you. I'll need your email address, I don't keep them on record any longer.
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    Re: 32nd Parallel Type XX111

    Post  david f on Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:13 am

    Very interesting article, Richard.
    The trials and tribulations of a commercial venture!
    Do we know why they disappeared? (The clue may be in the 2 years and 3 production prototypes - they would need an understanding Bank Manager!)

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    Re: 32nd Parallel Type XX111

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:28 am

    Don't quote me on this, David...but I believe illness to one of the partners played a large part in 32nd Parallel's demise.
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    Re: 32nd Parallel Type XX111

    Post  merriman on Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:04 pm

    It's a tough business -- one accident/illness away from folding. Even a short bout of flu can set you back months.

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    Re: 32nd Parallel Type XX111

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:10 pm

    I don't envy you guys at all. One slip with a knife, a trip in the workshop, a bad back...financial disaster looms.
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    Re: 32nd Parallel Type XX111

    Post  merriman on Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:09 pm

    But, then again, we enjoy the job we embrace as a hobby. We work our own hours, and we are lord and master of the work-space. We live or die by our own hands.

    The perfect working arrangement for those who, 'don't play well with the other children'.

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    Re: 32nd Parallel Type XX111

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:09 pm

    The brotherhood of modellers...
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    Re: 32nd Parallel Type XX111

    Post  david f on Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:30 am

    Yes indeed.

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