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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:12 pm 
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Hi Everyone, As from to-day HMS IRON DUKE is being decommissioned, I am getting her ready to go to a new home, I will tell you more about this in the comming weeks.

I have moved it into number two drydock for minor repairs and cleaning, I am taking photo,s of the process and will post as the work is carried out.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:49 pm 
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Cripes!!!!


I read the first line-- ...........decommissioned...!!!!


I thought you were emulating today's navy and breaking her ............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Phew-- re-homing....--that's ok then! :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:02 am 
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Hi Jim, When I say decommisionimg, what I ment was she will not sail again, all motors and electronics will be taken out and used in USS Helena, four motors, two speed controllers, radio reciever, and servo,s, thats just under £200-00. Its going to be a static model, in your native land, :heh: :heh: for the time being it could be stored in Southampton, :heh: I will let you know when I know more details. :wave_1: :wave_1:

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So what you mean is she will go the way of RMS Queen Mary and USS Missouri and become a floating museum!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:29 pm 
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Hi Everyone, I had a good time to day in the garden, dusted down and revarnished ID,s superstructure, a few minor repairs, the model is almost completed, ready for its new owner, :heh: :heh: :wave_1:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:20 pm 
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ID look nice--but I am glad to see you look so well!! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:


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-but I am glad to see you look so well!! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:


I second that! :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:22 pm 
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Thank,s Guys, thats a good spare tyre I have got there, I am feeling well, nice to be in the sun, I have only to fit the admirals launch and the spare launch which are drying in the shed.

After sunday I will be able to reveal where the model is going to, it was a great surprize to me, it was an offer I could not refuse. :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo: :wave_1:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:22 pm 
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Hi Everyone, I finished all the work on HMS IRON DUKE, it,s ready for its new owner who arrives on sunday, it is a privalige to be contacted by this person, and the home it is going to. :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:53 am 
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What can I say the new home for ID is more than appropriate it is one of the most fitting I have ever known and for ARH a great testimony to his skill . No doubt ARH will reveal all in due course. :worship_1: :worship_1: :nod_2:
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:46 am 
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There is no way I could part with such awesomeness.


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Well all can be revealed . ARH has donated his magnificent model of the Iron Duke to the grandson of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe .Iron Duke was Admiral Jellicoe's flag ship at the battle of Jutland.
What a moment for Ron aka ARH perhaps some sadness in loosing a model but the satisfaction knowing that it will reside with the gradson of Admiral Jellicoe . The rest I will leave to ARH. :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:
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Wow that's awesome Admiral! I hope the model is displayed with pride!

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Remains one of the best models I have ever seen (in picture though), must be difficult to part from it. But indeed there would be few better places to go for such a model!!!

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Hi Everyone, A few weeks ago I got a message on the site to make contact with some one with connectons to ID, which I did , when the e-mail came and it was the grandson of the admiral, I nearly fell over, he wanted to come and look at the model while he was in the U/K.

We invited him to stay in our humble abode over night, the CIC said while he is coming why not let him take the model back with him, Nick could not believe I wanted to give it to him for nothing, just to have my model going to such a family of the Admiral of the Fleet at Jutland :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo:

I will post some photo,s when my computer is up and running, cannot alter them on my new lap top. ARH

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:42 pm 
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Hi Everyone, Nick phoned on wednesday afternoon, to ask me if my ears were burning, he had been at a 4hr meeting and he said The First Sea Lord at the Admiralty had high praise for my building of IRON DUKE. :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo: :wave_1:

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That's so awesome, Ron!

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That's so awesome, Ron!




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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:30 am 
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Hi Guys, Im up and running again.

I spent a week cleaning and revarnishing ID, here are the results.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:18 pm 
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Hi Guys, Some photo,s taken on the monday morning as Nick was leaving for London.



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