Hi all, Been a while since I last posted something uttermost useless. So here it is. If I am right Alan is talking about the following museum . http://www.hovercraft-museum.org/home_1.html Years ago I had the chance of visiting that place, or was it a different location, but I had the impression it was closing up at the time. Glad to see however that it is still going strong and manages to preserve a real fine collection of strange transportation means. Bring also back a memorable trip on board of one of one who made then regular crossings of the channel. Rough weather which made up for a noisy and bumpy ride. As explained by the stewards due to the higher waves part of the air cushion gets lost which made it travel somewhere lower as the top of the waves. The result was skimming the waves somewhere ¾ their height. like running into a wall each time. Hope you enjoy your visit and if you have the chance ? take a ride as well. Regards Wilfried Vermeiren http://users.skynet.be/modelbouw.wilfried -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- Van: modeleng-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:modeleng-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] Namens Alan Stepney Verzonden: vrijdag 24 juli 2009 22:12 Aan: modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Onderwerp: [modeleng] hovercraft For anyone who is modelling hovercraft, the hovercraft museum at Lee on Solent is open for the next four days to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first hovercraft. An ideal opportunity to look, take photos, etc. Alan MODEL ENGINEERING DISCUSSION LIST. To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list, send a blank email to, modeleng-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line.