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Old 01-04-2018, 07:38 PM
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Hi Shane,

I have a new trailer for the scope, see below. Will be much easier using the ramp, compared with my old trailer, where I needed help doing the big lift in and out. Peter Read organised the trailer for me to perfectly suit the scope.
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:08 PM
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Oh, that is nice.

Can't wait to see Glenphallus in action, as the weather turns cooler.
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Old 03-04-2018, 07:51 PM
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[Oh this is so exciting mate.
I can't wait to catch up and see the new scope.
There'll be much celebrating so looking forward to it.
I'll bring the cigars.]

Have a cigar for me RB. Be thinking of you all.
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Old 03-04-2018, 08:40 PM
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Beautiful looking scope!
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:16 PM
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Have a cigar for me RB. Be thinking of you all.
I will, for sure, buddy.
Looking forward to seeing you, my friend.

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Old 03-04-2018, 10:27 PM
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Thanks Rick S!

Here are two photos Peter Read sent through tonight, fully assembled, except for the shroud, which is being screen printed overseas for me.

I am very happy and excited!!
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:09 AM
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So firstly, here is some shots of the scope pre-dressing.

1. Perfectly square!
2. Peter Read putting the mirror box together
3. Peter Read testing. Peter is a few inches shorter than me, so this scope will be at a very comfortable height.
There's just something about that first photo that touches (in a good way) something deep inside me.
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Old 04-04-2018, 12:58 PM
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It looks very nice :-)

Cheers Petra
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Old 04-04-2018, 04:39 PM
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Thanks Rick S!

Here are two photos Peter Read sent through tonight, fully assembled, except for the shroud, which is being screen printed overseas for me.

I am very happy and excited!!
Hi Rod,

Wonderful!

Best Regards

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Old 04-04-2018, 05:30 PM
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Splendid creation Rod and of course Peter Read,it is truly a dream machine.
Long may you enjoy many nights under the stars with him and her.
All the best for the weather on it's inauguration.
Cheers
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:17 AM
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Real happy for you . The "masters" craftmanship is second to none!!! I love the bells and whistles it makes our rigs work so well! and such a pleasure to use!!. Looking forward to catching up next year.
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:43 PM
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Thanks so much Patrick, Petra, Gary, Ron and Wes!

Gary - happy to say we are fully loaded with a brand new Argo Navis + Servocat combination - nothing better on the market!

Fingers crossed for a clear night on the 14th.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:34 AM
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My "passport" just arrived.
I'll be off to "Cuba" on Thursday to bring back some special cigars for the event.

So looking forward to this !!!

RB

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My "passport" just arrived.
I'll be off to "Cuba" on Thursday to bring back some special cigars for the event.
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So looking forward to this !!!

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Hey RB, looks like that cigar is looking forward to it as well!

So glad you can make it buddy!

Fingers crossed the weather behaves. Looks like it could be a bit wet on Saturday, but it's still early in the week, things could change.
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Been thinking of dropping in to see how you guys are going these days.
Seeing the christning of Rod's new dream scope would be a big bonus, so hope to be there.

Greg.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:03 AM
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Rod,

I hope everything goes well for the unveiling and first light of the Glenphallus. We have both seen enough of Peter's scopes to know the build quality is 2nd to none and they all deliver. I have no doubt your new scope will be no exception. Although mirrors of the same caliber as the 20"/f5 OMI mirror in the Mary Rose are rareties, I am sure the new OMI mirror will also be top notch.

I would love to have been there to share the moment, but as explained on the phone Saturday 14th is the opening night of Ozsky 2018 and I am committed to that.

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Old 12-04-2018, 08:10 AM
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Hey Greg! Long time, no hear. How are you doing?

Rod, it is looking like I will be able to attend on Saturday. My visa processing for China was set back by a week, so I'm not flying out until next week. I think I will bring the LX, as it will be the last light for a while.

John, the Star Safari looks like it will be a great event. All the best to you for great nights, in the million-star hotel!
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:21 AM
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John, I was hoping you'd be able to make it but your commitment to OzSky 2018 has to come first.
Hope you guys have a great time and clear skies but we'll miss you.
We'll have to catch up another time mate.

Greg & Shane, it'll be great to see you guys again, glad you can make it.

Today I visit 'Cuba' to pick up those awesome cigars.

Rod I can't wait mate, so looking forward to this.



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Old 12-04-2018, 08:30 AM
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RB, You may have to leave your special cigar lighters at home...

I was antiquing in Cooma the other day (I collect and refurbish vintage cut-throat razors), and I came across an old 1920's cigar cutter/box cutter that uses DE razors. I'll bring it along to show, though I wouldn't recommend using it... the blade currently in there looks a little... vintage.
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:39 AM
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RB, You may have to leave your special cigar lighters at home...


hahaha, I may just bring one along... just in case our regular lighter runs out of gas....

I'd love to see that cigar cutter Shane, awesome.

Unfortunately I don't smoke cigars anymore but I still have my contacts in the industry that supply cigars.

Since this is such a special occasion I'm making a special effort to get some for Rod and Rick.
It's the least I can do for The Glenfallus' maiden trip around the skies.

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