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  • Birthday 03/14/1948

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    Ladysmith, NSW Australia 2652
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    Miniature Railways, Model Aircraft, Woodwork, Old Buildings, Antique Furniture Restoration, Electronics, Unidentified Phenomena, Folk Music (play 12 string guitar).

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  1. Seven years later and still no replies to the hobby of building model aircraft. Building and flying model aircraft was a joy for me as a young teenager. I guess the pleasure of building light and strong structures has faded away in our instant society.
  2. Another year gone by without solid plans to visit. I was really hoping to connect with anyone who frequented the "Jules Et Jim" back in 1963. The older I get, the more formative those years appeared to be for me. Certainly from the point of view of developing my music and playing abilities. Email address is still the same as it was 20 years ago, and so is my postal address. Even though I have been battling the big "C", I have been planting many of my friends who have crossed the bar (nautical saying). Funerals are not a great place to catch up. Still playing trains though (see Willans Hil
  3. As I have stated in my other post, I worked at Beecroft and Son toyshop on Pelham Street for a couple of years in the model basement. I started when I was 13 because I looked like I was 16 (tall and handsome!). It started out as Saturdays and then all week during the school holidays. I guess I was pretty good at it and I know I thoroughly enjoyed it. I tried to encourage my own Sons to get a few hours work when they were 15 and 16 but to no avail.
  4. Hi Deeps, Yes, I knew many ex RN submariners. My father, Lt George Cole, also transferred to the RAN and was OIC refits at Cockatoo Island Dockyard for a few years before becoming OIC West Head Gunnery School in Victoria. I did my time on missile systems and was IC weapons and electrical refits at Garden Island for a couple of years myself. I ended my working life teaching Aerospace Engineering to the combined services at RAAF Wagga for 18 years. At least I was able to pass on some of my knowledge to a few interested persons. After spending my whole life working with the military and havi
  5. Ha Ha, there was a song about that back in the 60`s. The last line being "Kindly disregard this letter"
  6. I joined HMS Fisgard in January 1964 in class S50. Went to HMS Collingwood in January 1965 then transferred to the Royal Australian Navy in October 1965.
  7. Thank you very much for all your input. I have now made contact and we have exchanged our own brief history of time (LOL). Regards Andrew
  8. Then there was the chap who saw a UFO and didn`t know what it was! I have never seen any object that I would describe as a UFO but I have observed radar reflections whilst at sea of apparent solid objects doing things no known earthly object would do. The radar checked out o.k.. This was back in the early 1970`s when I was in the navy. It led me to a life time interest in the electromagnetic spectrum and sensor technology. Our eyes only pick up a miniscule part of this spectrum. I am still working on the construction of a mobile sensor array, spectrum analyser and computer analysis p
  9. Thank you all very much for your input. The next step is an attempt at contact. Regards
  10. Doing lots of stuff up the trains these days. Have to keep busy. Check out Willans Hill Miniature Railway page on Facebook. Regards to all.
  11. Thank you Jill and Katyjay. The name Sue Pollard rings a bell. I used to do stuff backstage for the Gilbert and Sullivan productions in 1962 and 1963. I will try the contact. Cheers
  12. Wow! Gaps of 10 years on this topic! Still, quite a few of us are still on the right side of the turf!.
  13. Hi Alison, nearly 11 years later and I just tried to access your site but to no avail. Is that your site problem or a server problem? Anyway, being in our seventh decade, maybe I should travel east from Wagga to the coast and catch up. Catch me on Facebook. Regards Andrew Cole
  14. I have been trying to find out what happened to an old class mate from Mundella Grammar School, Rowena White. Over 25 years on the internet have not resulted in any information at all. I have now reached my 3 score and 10 and find I need to reconnect and review my past in order to complete my journey. This wonderful invention has enabled me to find many friends that I lost contact with when I joined the Royal Navy in 1964. I have been in Australia since 1965 when I transferred to the Royal Australian Navy. I am also on Facebook as myself and on the Willans Hill Miniatu
  15. 10 years and three failed relationships later and still no closer to a list (LOL). I find Facebook a good source of old friends but also sad news of people I knew having passed on from this life. I am still on the right side of the turf and play with miniature railways mostly now instead of model aircraft. All the best to you all.