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    Sub Day at Bournville 16th May 2015

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    Sub Day at Bournville 16th May 2015

    Post  david f on Sun May 17, 2015 10:53 am

    Another superb day thanks to Rob and Bournville MBC!
    Thanks to everyone who took part.

    I will post my photos up in time order and I will try to edit some description in later but please comment away.

    In summary a really good day, nice weather, no subs lost (permanently!), an international presence and great hospitality. Thanks!

    Mary, Sue & John.

    The new Chariot from Adam and Mountfleet

    My humble contribution, the Charlie and the Turkish Nordenfelt with the TX on openLRS 458Mhz which worked perfectly all day.

    Mark smiling!

    Ron's offerings included a new Resolution class (amazing detail, I saw the plug), his dive modules and his new machined decks.

    Paul's subs.


    One sub was lost (briefly!)

    A new owner for the late Brian Alp's "Searcher."

    Paul instructs a new Skipper.

    This is "Freek" (thanks for the info Bart) with his lovely little plank on frame model of his Holland from Holland (if you see what I mean.) It is the Royal Dutch Navies first submarine built by Mr Holland. Freek and his wife were the International visitors of the day.

    Tim again.

    A very neat rescue.

    Rob's Resolution class. Apparently this was the original "proof of concept" boat by Ron and Rob's Dad.

    That's the lot from me!
    (Later comments added 18/5/2015)

    Last edited by david f on Mon May 18, 2015 11:01 am; edited 14 times in total
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    Re: Sub Day at Bournville 16th May 2015

    Post  bwi on Sun May 17, 2015 7:23 pm

    Wonderful pictures......I see Freek was there to with his Hr Ms K-XVIII & Hr Ms O-1 built completely out of wood. I like his different approach on things.
    We should ask him to post his build log here.

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    Re: Sub Day at Bournville 16th May 2015

    Post  salmon on Sun May 17, 2015 8:30 pm

    I currently must live through others photos and experiences. These really make me want to be there. What an excellent day! Great subs and fun fellowship!

    If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.
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    Re: Sub Day at Bournville 16th May 2015

    Post  david f on Mon May 18, 2015 11:05 am

    Thanks both!

    I have added some comments to help work out what was happening.

    Bart thanks for identifying Freek. I didn't get much chance to talk with him or get his name (These events are busy, busy busy.) I hope the made the late night Ferry OK.

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    Bourneville Photo

    Post  John Wrennall on Tue May 19, 2015 6:16 pm

    Hi All

    Dave F partaking of light refreshment..

    Or is that an antennae and not a 99 flake ??

    I did offer to destroy the negative for a small bribe but his words were PUBLISH AND BE DAMMED

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    Re: Sub Day at Bournville 16th May 2015

    Post  david f on Wed May 20, 2015 5:21 pm

    Man tries (and fails!) to hide his identity with (rapidly disappearing) ice cream cone!


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    Re: Sub Day at Bournville 16th May 2015

    Post  freek on Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:10 pm

    Hi Dave,
    I have great memories of this day in Bourville, and talking to some German sub builders from the group called Sonar, they asked if I could write a brief report on my may 2015 visit to Bournville. However I was so busy sailing that I did not take many pictures. Could some of your pictures be used for Sonars printed magazine? Would have to be hi-resolution.


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