Nicks workshop mutterings

Various railway orientated modelling projects in my new workshop/railway room.

Bob Symes (1924 – 2015)

Sad to hear of Bob’s passing. My main memory of him is receiving a tankard from him for best visiting layout in 2000 with a previous layout “Wye Knot”

highland miscellany

In a rare departure from my general policy of ignoring of topics beyond strictly modelling, I thought I really ought to comment on the passing of Bob Symes at the beginning of this week

.Bob Symes3

To those in the UK of my age, you probably will have first encountered Bob as the presenter of the Model World TV series in the early 1970s.   This was a series of six (I think) episodes, each dealing with a different modelling subject; military modelling, ship modelling, aeroplane modelling and, of course, model railways.  You couldn’t see the BBC risking BBC channel 73 with a series on making models now, let alone a prime evening slot on BBC 2 which is where I think these were aired.  Most of the episodes are available on youtube (for example this one) and whilst perhaps the quality of modelling has come quite a long way in the…

View original post 252 more words

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

One thought on “Bob Symes (1924 – 2015)

  1. Pingback: Bob Symes (1924 – 2015) | sed30's Blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

sed30's Blog

Railways & other things

3mm Society

Various railway orientated modelling projects in my new workshop/railway room.

feather oak

Sharing our passion for free range specialist poultry, rare breed sheep and foraged loveliness

highland miscellany

My modelling musings on Portchullin, Glenmutchkins and anything else that takes my fancy.

Phil's Workbench

Various railway orientated modelling projects in my new workshop/railway room.

Kyle of Sutherland

The epic struggle to build a model railway exhibition layout at 4mm to the foot

%d bloggers like this: