Miscellaneous

Collectables

Boats and Cars.
 

 

This time I am going to post some of my other dust collecting bits and pieces.

 

 

 

Boats, cars and other things.

 

 

 

 

 

To start I have 2 narrow boat models.

 

The original of these are approximately 70 feet long and 7 feet wide. Both are styled on the traditional narrow boat.
One is set out as a living boat and the second is a working style boat.
 

 

Pic of living boat:

 

living boat

 

Pic of working boat:

 

working boat

 

 

 

For a number of years I lived and worked on the canals of England, Wales and Ireland.
Although the boat I lived on was not full length it was suitable for my needs.

 

 

 

This is a model of a 3 massed sailing ship. The Flying Cloud, one of the many Clipper ships from the 1800's.
This was bought for me by my daughter when she was 3 or 4 years old.
This is most certainly a dust magnet, it always brings back long past memories.

 

Pic of The Flying Cloud: 
the flying cloud

 

 

 

This next one is a picture of my old land rover.
This was stolen from our back yard.
It was one of only six built in this design, which was a compressor truck.
The power take off was used to drive a compressor mounted under the floor, there were two air taps which powered heavy duty tools, used for part of her life as a site maintenance vehicle and later used to pile drive on the canals.
When I first received her, she was in a very poor state so I completely dismantled and rebuilt her.
Was later used in a garage where the compressor was used for tyre changing and many other tasks in a small workshop.
She was originally blue and ivory however for most of the time she was red and ivory.
 

 

Pic of land rover 109:

 

land rover 109

 

 

 

I have a love of old time fairground rides.
For a short time I worked on a travelling fair.
We had old time rides such as steam gallopers, and chair-o-planes.

 

So here is my working model of a set of swing boats, these are powered from my steam models.
Pic of wielesco swing boat:

 

wielesco swing boat

 

 

 

The next two items are carousels.
The first is a corgi carousel that I no longer have as space is limited.
Corgi carousel pic:

 

corgi carousel

 

 

 

This one is a Mr Christmas carousel.
This plays 20 fairground favourites and 20 Christmas tunes.

 

Follow the link to see the video:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pinztC7px6M&feature=em-upload_owner

 

Pic of Mr Christmas carousel:

 

mr christmas carousel

 

Mr Christmas Parachutes

 

Mr Christmas Parachutes

 

Mr Christmas Skating Rink

 

Mr Christmas Skating Rink

 

Stephensons Rocket

 

Stephensons Rocket

 

This time I am showing some old money.

A set of coins from the year I was born, 1964, a set of coins from 1971 when we changed to the money we use today.

And the last 1 is of some old paper money.

Do you remember the green £1 note.

 

I have more old coins to display but we are still sorting mounts for them.