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‘In 2014 I was asked to restore a number of wooden toys that had been props in the 1985 film ‘Santa Claus – the movie’ starring the late Dudley Moore. The film is a regular on television every Christmas. One of the toys was a rather nice Bi-plane which was loosely based on a WW1 single seat fighter such as the Sopwith Camel.
At the time I thought these models would be worth making constructional drawings as I had an idea that some time in the future it might be something I could make for a grandchild. Well, that time was now! Our grandson Innis is approaching his second birthday, is keen on aeroplanes & I thought this better than the Duplo one.
By the way, I must have Womble genes in me somewhere. The fuselage is from a piece of Teak from the scrapped RMS Armadale Castle (scrapped 1936), the engine nacelle & wheels are from the discs of ply cut out of the building for the roof ventilation ( just knew they would come in handy!).
Stay safe, Jeremy.’