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Discussion in '☆☆ New Recruits ☆☆' started by Ruud, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. SteveM

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    Hmmm...a Kanuck Vs a Texan...not sure who i'd put my money on...closer than you think. Bit like the rumble in the jungle...Brute force Vs guile and cunning...
     
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    Ruud, welcome to this fine forum from one of the most modest contributing members, I am not very active but greatly enjoy learning here. I am most fortunate to have friends in Weesp, Nieuwe Niedorp and Muiden and love exploring The Netherlands. Cannot get enough of it. I took my long suffering family on a trip to follow the route of XXX Corp but then spent the rest of our time letting them decide.

    Gaines
     
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    Gaines, welcome to Holland ! Weesp, Nieuwe Niedorp and Muiden are even places i have never been :) So how was actually this roadtrip ? It ended already before it started ? Or have you at least seen something of the XXX route?
     
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    I am very fortunate to visited your country a number of times from 1960 to 2005, have seen lots of changes. I wanted to follow the route of XXX Corp up HY 69 to Arnhem, in 1980. We spent several days in Maastricht exploring the city and Aachen. Then I got serous and started our " march" in Valkenswaard, in Nord Brabant then on to Eindhoven and the Son, then to Nijmegen & the Grave bridge. We stayed in a B&B near Oosterbeek, visited the war museum there then on to Arnhem. Sometime ago so my memory is rusty. . My family got a bit bored so we spent the day at the Kroller-Mueller . Nieuwe Niedorp is nice but unremarkable, Weesp at bit more interesting but Muiden is a jewel with it's nice harbor and places to eat plus the castle and Naarden is only a few kilometers away, also a jewel with it's huge fortifications and moats. the Netherlands is getting a bit crowed but then so is the world. I still have the fondest memories of the Netherlands and it's polite helpful people. I hope your Prince Johan Frisco recovers , sad case.

    Gaines
     
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  7. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome Ruud!

    I've been following your posts for years, and realized I hadn't said hello when you came aboard. Glad to have you with the crew.

    Did you ever do any work with your 1:72 models? I'd love to see examples of work in our modelling section.
     
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    Ruud is on my list of forum members I have have met. Back in 2014, he drove from his home over to Heerlen one night just to meet Mr. Marion.

    Top notch guy.
     
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    Otto, Thanks. Well About the modelling i have to take care that finishing the model isnt going to take me more years then WW2 lasted..
     
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    Yes Jeff, But we allready met two days before on the parade in Maastricht and on Margraten Cemetery :)
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    That is true, Ruud.

    Mr. Marion enjoyed your evening visit, though, so that stands out with me.
     
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