Interview with the OWLS Ormskirk & West Lancashire Model Boat Club at the Martin Mere WWT Indoor Model Boat Show Saturday 28th January 2012
Model boat building; It's not airfix and it's not kits; it's building from scratch, scaling down from life size measurements. Gerry Long builds boats from cardboard and calls it "cardboard engineering". Gerry worked the Cunard Liverpool to New York route as a Pastry Chef back in the fifties and recalls the 'Liverpool Yanks' bringing back American clothes, music and accents to Liverpool. Ernie Price makes model boats for his grand kids. He was a fitter at the Montrose shipyard and developed a passion for model boat building after working on some of the famous Royal Navy ships of the last generation.
|a close up of one of the OWLS model boats on display|
There is real talent and enthusiasm here on show from the OWLS (Ormskirk and West Lancashire Model) Boat Club.
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