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  1. R.I.P. Geoffrey Palmer OBE, lugubrious British character actor.


    "Bit of a cock-up on the catering front."


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    2. Tim Hall

      Tim Hall

      Throughout my childhood as the hapless ex soldier in Reggie Perrin, superb.

    3. truffy


      Bigger loss than many :(

    4. Metr0Land


      I always remember him as the father in Butterflies trying to keep the family together around the dining table and his wife's dreadful cooking.

  2. By their posts on RMWeb shall ye know them

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    2. truffy


      Cheesemakers to the rescue!



    3. Hroth


      What a curious nose!


    4. Huw Griffiths

      Huw Griffiths

      Can we be sure somebody hasn't heard of that annual foodfight on Cooper's Hill?

  3. Non sequitur

    1. ian


      I don't follow you.

  4. Have you noticed that the targeted advertising from Amazon, eBay , etc. is deeply flawed?


    They don't understand the difference between being interested in the GWR (like me for instance) and general interest in railways. So I keep getting offers for books about the Southern or the LMS, or heaven forbid, BR! (Urgh! :wink_mini:


    It's like sending an Arsenal supporter offers for Man City merchandise!


    I think this is a major failing for modern deep-profiled marketing and it should be sorted out!

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    2. mike morley

      mike morley

      I once worked for one of the biggest motorcycle dealerships in Europe.  I wasnt particularly surprised when I was told our service receptionist had been one of Back Street Heroes 'Readers Wives'.  The skirts she wore were so short it was difficult to find a safe place to look when she bent over the photocopier.

    3. Hroth


      Perhaps that should have been Friendly/supportive?


    4. DK123GWR


      Due to the number of adverts for Riley & Son that I have seen, I assume that the algorithms are also unable to distinguish between a desire to repair my 4mm:1ft locomotives and a desire to repair my 12inch:1ft locomotives.

  5. Ceci n'est pas une Minories


    1. Hroth



    2. truffy


      Zut alors!

    3. Compound2632


      Seironim enu sap tse'n icec

  6. “You gotta get in to get out”


    Hooray for 6Music!


    1. beast66606


      Not if you're in the cage

    2. richbrummitt


      Is that an infinite monkey cage by chance?

  7. Mr Pooter said this of his two friends, "Doesn't it seem odd that Gowing's always coming and Cummings' always going?"

    1. railroadbill


      Seems less odd now  sadly. 

    2. Andrew Dobie

      Andrew Dobie

      That was my A-Level text - I loved it!

  8. Just when I think I'm winn-ing.

    When I've brok-en down the door!


    Arty-farty as hell , but great stuff for a sunny Sunday afternoon!


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    2. beast66606


      The ghosts of my life
      Blew wilder than the wind

    3. truffy


      One of the great distinctive voices. And he can sing, which is quite a rarity.

    4. LNWR18901910


      I'm still attempting to lose some weight. I can't go round working on an empty stomach looking like a bungled entry for a stuff-a-cushion competition, can I?

  9. That strange wine-y smell in the fridge was...




    What a waste! :sad_mini2:

    1. Hroth


      Not the defunct mouse complaining that he couldn't get into the shrink-wrapped cheese?



  10. I hope you are watching Channel5 at the moment, not reading this... :wink_mini:

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    2. Captain Kernow
    3. truffy


      Slow telly? It’s either cricket or watching paint dry. But neither could be described as “stunning”.

    4. Hroth


      Must admit I saw the listing and thought "maybe" then forgot to have a look.  Did they go all Potter over the Gelnfinnan Viaduct?


      Cricket is only "stunning" if you get hit by an errant six....


  11. Where’s Monty? D’yanknow I don’t like this other bloke.

    1. truffy


      Burns? Python? Montgomery?

    2. LNWR18901910


      He could've been a dog with glasses voiced by Griff Rhys Jones.

  12. Battleships confide in me and tell me where you are

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    2. jonny777


      Oi !

      If you are not careful you will be strapped to a chair and played Topographic Oceans in its entirety. 

    3. Harlequin


      "Silly human, Silly human race."


      Says it all, really.

    4. steve22


      "Look out, look out!  You're too Close to the Edge".

  13. "Hornby" with a "Haitch". :wink_mini:

    1. Hroth


      You mean Hh-ornby?    With an Heffort?

  14. The internet seems to be slowing down all over! Is that because lots of people are now working from home?


    1. woodenhead


      No they're online looking for toilet paper and gel

    2. Hroth


      And filling in time browsing RMweb!


    3. Mallard60022


      Sadly it is a Virus (probably Chinese). Ensure you cover your Camera 'hole' and change all your passwords.

      R. White.

  15. Somewhere in my house there is a small blue piece of plastic


    Without it I can't run any trains.


    It would hold a tiny SD card, so that I could plug that card into my computer, so that I could adjust the startup video settings, so that I could see what's on screen when my Pi-SPROG starts up. (The old screen died.)


    I wonder where it is...

    1. Harlequin


      Woohoo! I found it in a small white box, in a tin, in a big brown box full of electrical bits.


      I am organised after all!


    2. Hroth


      Definitely a hierarchical hardware storage methodology then....


      ( HHSM......  I'm liking it!)

    3. FoxUnpopuli


      Was the box in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard'?

  16. I just dropped a tender handrail and heard it go "ping, ping, ping" on the tiled floor. It's nowhere to be found. What seemed like a great idea last night is now tainted with a sense of loss and disappointment...

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    2. sigtech


      I tend to'find' what i've just lost most times if I go down on hands and knees and carefully feel for the object- slowly and methodically around the area where it was lost, if no luck then widen search area and repeat... you've got more chance of finding it on a tiled floor than if it were on carpet; it's a matter of dogged persistence, methodical searching - and luck!

    3. Harlequin


      I found it! :D


      So now I feel better about the original idea, which is why I was taking a tender apart in the first place. Will post more if it works out...


  17. By mistake usually...


    Click on someone's name or avatar and their profile page will open. At the top of the "Activity" area is an edit box with the legend "Write a public message on <member's> feed..." Type into that and hit "submit". (The word "public" is emphasized...)

    1. Mikkel


      Yes, I think most of the time it's actually intended to be a PM. I await with interest the day when a manufacturer uses the feature to inform Andy about a supersecret forthcoming announcement :D

  18. You had me at, “Art Deco Spaceship”! I want one!

  19. Is there any Tea on this spaceship?

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    2. Mark Saunders

      Mark Saunders

      They apparently have a tea party in America!

    3. Metr0Land


      Yes but they throw tea into cold water

    4. ian


      Share and enjoy!

  20. RMWeb is more responsive than the Hornby website! :-) ThumbsUp!

    1. BoD


      The Hornby website must be absolutely abysmal then

    2. Allegheny1600


      It is!!!

      (absolutely abysmal, that is)

  21. I will do the brussels...

    But there's a bit of shunting I need to get finished first!


  22. James May, reassembler : Flying Scotsman - on now.

    1. Hroth


      Most enjoyable!



  23. Minimum Wage! Heeya!


  24. Baubles!



    I need more baubles!


    1. Hroth


      Swing 'em! :jester:


      Evidently there's a formula for calculating how many you need for a tree of a given size.  likewise for lights.  I prefer an elegantly chosen and perfectly positioned few...


      Its far easier to take 'em down in the New Year too.


  25. I'm sure the announcer just said, 

    "Michael Gove's Great Australian Railway Journeys"!


    I felt a great disturbance in the force...


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