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Yard Art again...Supermarine Swift
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Rick
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:02 pm    Post subject: Yard Art again...Supermarine Swift Reply with quote

Would love to have the and the space for something like this in the garden.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300608677166
(Supermarine Swift)

Does anyone here have anything "tastefully" placed in the yard outside like this? or perhaps a steam engine, a railway carriage, or similar?

RJ
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BigJohn



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I could afford the plane, I certainly coudn't afford the divorce!

John.
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loveoldclassics



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is in resonable nick, but a lot of money. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Change of oil and I'm sure it would be airworthy again!!!

Occasionally I go into work by rail; from the train, somewhere round Stockpot you can see a semi detached house with a garden that backs onto the railway and its full of railway stuff, signals , signs and the chopped off fronts of old diesel engines Very Happy

Must have a very understanding better half Wink

Dave
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ukdave2002 wrote:
Change of oil and I'm sure it would be airworthy again!!!

Occasionally I go into work by rail; from the train, somewhere round Stockpot you can see a semi detached house with a garden that backs onto the railway and its full of railway stuff, signals , signs and the chopped off fronts of old diesel engines Very Happy

Must have a very understanding better half Wink

Dave


Hehe yes I've seen that place too, either a very understanding other half, or more likely no other half Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me this chap had the best yard of all.....



You can now visit his yard which has opened as a heritage centre:

http://www.freddibnahheritagecentre.co.uk/

Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!
It would surely be a crime to be left decaying in a garden! However desireable.
Surely, as a sole survivor, it should be properly preserved or even tidied up, in a museum. This was the rival of the Hawker Hunter. And on paper at least, the superior plane.
Such a shame if it is not preserved.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see the guide opening price has now dropped by a mere 30k Shocked
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300608677166

It reads as being the only complete example of that specific version, but I'm sure there are other Swifts out there in preservation - I think!?

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