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An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.

 

 

This section of pages is devoted to photos and descriptions for some of my hobbies, collections and "obsessions".

I do admit to being an obsessive collector and I am continually reminded that I will run out of room . . . and soon.  I think I have run out of room.  I have therefore slowed down considerably, but if I see a good buy, and it's something I really like, I find it hard to resist.  Although I buy on eBay frequently, if I ever downsize my home, I will have to polish my selling skills as well . . . and quickly.

I think it's great to have a hobby, but the thing with collections is that they tend to build up more quickly than you realize, whether you're collecting Films or Pop-up Books. Shelves fill up and start to sag downwards, the walls feel like they're closing in and soon enough the garage is no longer being used to store the car. It's an odd, gradual thing to happen . . . but it does.
 
 Maybe In the future I may have to stick to using services like the ones found on http://www.o2.co.uk/broadband/ and try and find online communities who legally stream these great films for free via the web. There's got to be some kind of solution . . . I may soon be without a significant portion of this collection. Then again, maybe it's time to showcase just how big it's gotten over the last few years.


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My Film Library
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This is a list of the 1,800 or so feature films & shorts I've collected over the years.  I am most passionate about classic films and cartoons of the 30's and 40's . . . with Laurel & Hardy, the Little Rascals, Popeye and Betty Boop on the top of the list.  I also have many other classic Horror, Crime Drama, Westerns and Comedy films plus some TV Series episodes (mostly from season 1).

The following links to my film library take you to Wikipedia, the Big Cartoon Database or to the IMDb (Internet Movie Database).  Once in one of these databases, you can click on many other links and see user comments, the cast and all of the production details, etc.


This on-line film Library is Listed by Media, Series or Star
Click on this link to view the film listings . . . a new window will open.
My Film Listings on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

 Films in the database are listed by the following categories
DVD
● VHS ● LASER ● BLUE-RAY ● TV ● DIGITAL
JOHN WAYNE
● TYRONE POWER ● ERROL FLYNN ● MEL BROOKS ● BRUCE WILLIS ● HARRISON FORD
JAMES BOND
● UNIVERSAL MONSTERS ● CLASSIC HORROR ● LITTLE RASCALS ● LAUREL & HARDY

After you Click on a MyMovies category and the listing appears, you have several view and sort options . . . ENJOY

The links below are to Wikipedia providing detailed content listings of each DVD or Laser set . . . a new window will open.
Other Sets
The following collections are not included in the above library lists.  The following sets are from the Disney Treasures series, Warner Brothers Studios Looney Tunes Golden Collection (389 Cartoons) or the Max Flasher Studios Popeye and Betty Boop collections.  You can also access the Big Cartoon Database to research the studios, the illustrators and over 100,000 cartoons.
Media (M) - D=DVD, L=Laser Disk

M

Title

Studio

S/N

Produced

Released

D

Silly Symphonies

Disney Treasures

48,528

1928-39

2001

D

Mickey Mouse - In Living Color

Disney Treasures

75,354

1935-38

2001

D

Disneyland USA

Disney Treasures

37,819

1955-70

2001

D

Davy Crockett

Disney Treasures

56,615

1954-55

2001

D

Mickey Mouse - In Black & White Volume 1

Disney Treasures

14,079

1928-35

2002

D

The Complete Goofy

Disney Treasures

29,640

1939-61

2002

D

Mickey Mouse - In Black & White Volume 2

Disney Treasures

4,530

1928-35

2004

D

The Chronological Donald, Volume 1

Disney Treasures

149,678

1934-41

2004

D

Mickey Mouse - In Living Color Volume 2

Disney Treasures

131,769

1939-53

2004

D

On the Front Lines - the War Years

Disney Treasures

41,140

1941-45

2004

D

Tomorrow Land

Disney Treasures

94,563

1955-59

2004

D

The Mickey Mouse Club

Disney Treasures

92,023

1955

2004

D

Disney Rarities

Disney Treasures

42,871

1923-62

2005

D

The Chronological Donald, Volume 2

Disney Treasures

48,156

1942-46

2005

D

Spin and Marty

Disney Treasures

46,485

1955

2005

D

Elfego Baca & the Swamp Fox

Disney Treasures

50,565

1958-60

2005

D

More Silly Symphonies

Disney Treasures

56,890

1928-38

2006

D

The Hardy Boys

Disney Treasures

28,059

1956-57

2006

D

Your Host, Walt Disney

Disney Treasures

40,058

1956-61

2006

D

The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

Disney Treasures

99,968

1927-28

2007

D

Disneyland - Secrets, Stories and Magic

Disney Treasures

27,165

1962-66

2007

D Dr. Syn: the Scarecrow of Romney Marsh

Disney Treasures

34,865

1964

2008

D

Zorro, the Complete First Season

Disney Treasures

2602

1957-58

2009

D

Zorro, the Complete Second Season

Disney Treasures

26,565

1958-59

2009

L

Mickey Mouse, the Black & White Years Vol. 1

Disney Studios

N/A

1928-35

1997

D

Popeye the Sailor Volume 1

Flasher Studios

N/A

1933-38

2007

D

Popeye the Sailor Volume 2

Flasher Studios

N/A

1938-40

2008

D

Popeye the Sailor Volume 3

Flasher Studios

N/A

1941-43

2008

L

Betty Boop, the Definitive Collection Set 1

Flasher Studios

913

1932-39

1997

L

Betty Boop, the Definitive Collection Set 2

Flasher Studios

913

1932-39

1997

D

Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 1

Warner Brothers

N/A

40's-50's

2003

D

Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 2

Warner Brothers

N/A

30's-50's

2004

D

Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 3

Warner Brothers

N/A

30's-60's

2005

D

Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 4

Warner Brothers

N/A

30's-60's

2006

D

Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 5

Warner Brothers

N/A

30's-60's

2007

D

Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 6

Warner Brothers

N/A

30's-50's

2008

L

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Volume 1

Warner Brothers

N/A

1933-48

1991

L

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Volume 2

Warner Brothers

N/A

1931-48

1992

L

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Volume 3

Warner Brothers

N/A

1931-48

1993

 

Hasegawa Museum Series 1/8 Scale Model of the Sopwith F.1 Camel
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Nine months in construction . . . the kit includes metal, plastic, rubber and wooden parts and is designed for display only to expose the construction, control surfaces and interior detail  All control surfaces work with the appropriate controls in the cockpit.  The tires and tail skid flex for landing just like it's big brother.

858 Parts - Wingspan: 42.0 in - Length: 28.5 in - Height: 13.5 in

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On Display

Front View

Tail View

Cockpit and Guns

Cockpit

Side View

Prop and Cowling

Side View

Top View

Top View of the Cockpit

Bottom View

 

An agile, highly maneuverable biplane, the Sopwith F.1 Camel accounted for more aerial victories than any other Allied aircraft during World War I. Credited with destroying 1,294 enemy aircraft, it was called the Camel due to the humped fairing over its twin machine guns. Much like a real camel, this aircraft could turn and bite you. Noted for its tendency to kill inexperienced flyers, many pilots feared its vicious spin characteristics. Until sufficient speed was developed during takeoff, Camel pilots maintained full right rudder to counteract the torque the rotary engine. Failure to do so often resulted in a ground loop with the Camel crashing on its starboard wingtip. During World War I, 413 pilots died in combat and 385 pilots died from non-combat related causes while flying the Sopwith Camel.

A great number of trainee pilots had been killed learning to fly this machine, as its tricks took some learning, although they were really simple to overcome. Its main trouble was that owing to its very small wingspan, and its purposely unstable characteristics, coupled with the gyroscopic effect of a rotating engine and propeller, it flipped into a spin very easily at low speeds. Consequently, in landing and taking off, a tremendous number of fatal accidents occurred, and a general feeling of dislike for the machine was prevalent. It really had people frightened.

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On 4 June 1917, Canadian ace Alexander Shook became the first ace to shoot down an enemy aircraft with the Sopwith Camel.

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Canadian ace Roy Brown was flying a Camel when he was credited with shooting down Manfred von Richtofen.

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With 54 victories, Canadian Donald MacLaren scored more victories with the Camel than any other ace.
 

Aircraft and Flight Characteristics

Country:

England

Manufacturer:

Sopwith Aviation Company

Entered Service:

1917

Production Engine

130 Hp Clerget 9B Rotary
140 Hp Clerget 9Bf Rotary
110 Hp Le Rhone 9J Rotary
150 Hp Bentley BR1 Rotary
100 Hp Gnome Monosoupape 9B-2 Rotary
150 Hp Gnome Monosoupape 9N Rotary

Weight

empty 926 lb [421 kg] loaded 1450 lb [659 kg]

Wing Span:

28 ft [8.53 m]

Length:

19 ft [5.72 m]

Height:

9 ft [2.60 m]

Max. Speed

116.5 mph at 6,500 feet
111 mph at 10,000 feet
103 mph at 15,000 feet

Stall Speed

48 mph (77 km/h)

Climb to 10,000 ft.

9 min 50 seconds to 10,000 feet
18 min 50 seconds to 15,000 feet

Service Ceiling

21,000 ft. (6,400 m)

Service Range

300 miles. (485 km)

Endurance

2 hr 30 min

Armament

2 Vickers 7.7mm (.303in) machine guns with the propeller synchronizing mechanism.
4 11.35 kg (25 lb) bombs carried on external racks beneath the fuselage.

Number Built:

5,490


Cockpit

Clerget 130 HP 9B Rotary Engine

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This site was last updated 05/08/12 by Marvin Mackey