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Andy Westlake  says:

A small tribute...

After a lifetime working as a precision engineer West Countryman Tony Haines has developed the sort of skills that most of us can only dream about; and if you’re the sort of person who struggles to operate a can opener you’ll be hard pressed to comprehend the two thousand hours of painstaking work he’s put into creating a unique 1/7th...

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

Tony Haines

1/7th,????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

What can you say but wow!

Mr Haines your model looks superb in these pictures, a very far cry from the mass produced cobby die cast things. As I looked at the first photo initally i thought, 'man those tyres look so right'. The word 'perfectionist' should have a new entry in the O.E.D.

You have obviously lived a full professional and recreational life. I tip my hat to you and all you have achieved with your dedication.

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timowers

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timowers says:

Scale

If not 1/7th then it might have been better to say what scale it actually is rather than all those question marks.

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Lovely article

That is genuinely impressive stuff.

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ColonelClaw

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ColonelClaw says:

Perfect

If you took a photo of that model in the right lighting and setting it would be indistinguishable from the real thing. Pretty incredible!

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CHRainmaker

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CHRainmaker says:

Incredible.

Sir, you humble us all.

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snev

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snev says:

Stunning

well done to you that looks like a stunning replica, you must have an awful lot of patience. Just a suggestion for your next project, how about a Ducati Paso shouldn't take very long in comparison.

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pottersbar

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pottersbar says:

I remember my father taking me to Aldworth in Berkshire in the 50's to see Jeff Smith along with the Rickman brothers and Jeff Ward. Happy Days

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burningbush

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burningbush says:

Amazing!

What an amazing dedication you have to your world class craft! My Dad loved the article in MCN as he was a big Jeff Smith fan. Much respect!!!!!

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Discopoo

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Discopoo says:

Gobsmacked

How brilliant is that

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