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Woven Rope for Amphibious Models
« on: September 22, 2013, 06:48:30 am »
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Re: Woven Rope for Amphibious Models
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 07:42:02 am »
They even do 1/35 scale bread too.  ;D

And it's REAL bread as well!  :o
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Re: Woven Rope for Amphibious Models
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 05:39:36 pm »
Interesting, I wasn't aware that there were still DUKWs in use anywhere.

As for the bread, that can easily be made in any kitchen.  I'd be worried about the mice deciding to raid the diorama though!  ;D ;D
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Re: Woven Rope for Amphibious Models
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 10:18:51 pm »
Interesting, I wasn't aware that there were still DUKWs in use anywhere.

Not military use, admittedly, but check this out: http://www.ridetheducksofseattle.com/history.htm
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Re: Woven Rope for Amphibious Models
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013, 11:53:20 pm »
There's a few DUKWs used on beaches in the UK and there's a veritable fleet of them operating at a place called Wisconsin Dells in the USA. I rode one up and down dale and into and out of the Wisconsin River a few years back, terrific fun.
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Re: Woven Rope for Amphibious Models
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2013, 01:45:26 am »
Interesting, I wasn't aware that there were still DUKWs in use anywhere.

Not military use, admittedly, but check this out: http://www.ridetheducksofseattle.com/history.htm

There's a few DUKWs used on beaches in the UK and there's a veritable fleet of them operating at a place called Wisconsin Dells in the USA. I rode one up and down dale and into and out of the Wisconsin River a few years back, terrific fun.

Boston Duck tours have a sizeable fleet, about twenty.  This one was taken when I holidayed in Boston a few years back, the picture was taken from another DUKW that I was touring in.
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Re: Woven Rope for Amphibious Models
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2013, 01:46:26 am »
There's a few DUKWs used on beaches in the UK and there's a veritable fleet of them operating at a place called Wisconsin Dells in the USA. I rode one up and down dale and into and out of the Wisconsin River a few years back, terrific fun.

There were, until they were grounded (??beached??) several running tours in Liverpool docks.  One sank recently with a party of tourists aboard........no one killed...... many people soaked....The BBC  news website had the details.
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Re: Woven Rope for Amphibious Models
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2013, 07:14:42 am »
The London DUKW tours are still going as far as I know
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Re: Woven Rope for Amphibious Models
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2013, 11:09:26 am »
Interesting, I wasn't aware that there were still DUKWs in use anywhere.

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Re: Woven Rope for Amphibious Models
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2013, 09:32:30 am »
The London Duck Tours may not be going for much longer...http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24323395

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Re: Woven Rope for Amphibious Models
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2013, 03:17:08 pm »
I wonder if anyone named their DUKW Count Duckula?

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Re: Woven Rope for Amphibious Models
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2013, 01:50:05 am »
Given the current DUKW problems,  can we expect to see  STALWARTOURS in the near future?
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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2013, 07:55:20 am »
That's really too bad....there's just something so cool about WWII amphibs still working....and us getting a chance to ride on one ! They use Vietrnam era boats in Halifax as well.

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Re: Woven Rope for Amphibious Models
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2013, 01:37:10 pm »
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Re: Woven Rope for Amphibious Models
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2013, 02:28:31 pm »
Ya that's what Nick was saying 4 posts up

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