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  1. So, I'm an expert and I start every sentence with the word, "So"...

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    2. sigtech

      sigtech

      Symptom of 'dumbing down' popular with trendy young people..

    3. adb968008

      adb968008

      So yesterday

    4. Hroth

      Hroth

      Isn't it an Americanism transferred from German immigrants?

       

      So, Herr Doktor!!!

  2. No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century...

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    2. The Stationmaster

      The Stationmaster

      Can anybody else remember the real Heinz sandwich Cream - luvverly stuff!

    3. Tim V

      Tim V

      That grown men would play with toy trains ...

    4. sharris

      sharris

      What are the chances of that?

  3. By their posts on RMWeb shall ye know them

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    2. truffy

      truffy

      Cheesemakers to the rescue!

       

      brian-blessed-flash-gordon-f1886e2-scaled.jpg

    3. Hroth

      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?

  4. Does secondhand rolling stock always smell of stale tobacco smoke?

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    2. Harlequin

      Harlequin

      Ooph! That wasn't a swear word, honest! Just an old term for rolling tobacco. (This is all getting a bit distasteful, sorry.)

    3. 25901

      25901

      One secondhand item I bought did smell of diesel, mind you it was 1:1 scale and weighed 73 tons lol

    4. plarailfan

      plarailfan

      Well over half of my models are secondhand, saving me many hundreds of £ pounds on new prices. Problems or faults are rare, which is ok, considering I take my layout to some of the local exhibitions

  5. I'm a GWR branch-line kinda guy. Should I own a Flying Scotsman?

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    2. Captain Kernow

      Captain Kernow

      I don't really know. I don't know any men down any pubs.

    3. Hroth

      Hroth

      Just get a cheap one from ebay and put it at the back of the shed on blocks minus the drivers...

    4. Lu4472ke

      Lu4472ke

      have what you want its your layout

  6. Who knew that "Sallsberry" Cathedral was so popular in Russia?

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    2. adb968008

      adb968008

      A day.. they were there for all of 60 mins 1 day, 90 the next... that’s a long expensive trip needing a UK visa. to fly and give up sightseeing so easily... I think the credibility of Russian cover stories was better before trotting out these two... they’ve pretty much admitted to it.

    3. Metr0Land

      Metr0Land

      As always, should you or any of your team get caught, the First Secretary will disavow your actions

    4. Horsetan

      Horsetan

      They are much like the mysterious "little green men" who invaded Crimea for make benefit glorious nation of Rossiya.

  7. Yes! That would be an ecumenical matter.

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    2. Horsetan

      Horsetan

      I hear ye're a racist now, Father! How'd ye get into that type of thing? Should we all be racists? What's the official line the Church is taking on this?

    3. chris p bacon

      chris p bacon

      I blame the Greeks for inventing 'Gayness'

    4. DonB

      DonB

      I thought that is a boozy drink from Ireland

  8. Model shop proprietor told me he hates computers and he hates the internet. Oh dear...

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    2. Hroth

      Hroth

      I can understand the attitude, some software is as user-friendly as a cornered rat.

       

    3. dvdlcs

      dvdlcs

      Wasn't near Nottingham by any chance?

  9. I have no reason for owning a Mallard... But I _want_ one. What a punter!

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    2. Hroth

      Hroth

      You must be quackers!

    3. Harlequin

      Harlequin

      Somewhere in here, there's a joke about a Mallard's chuff, but I'm not clever enough to work it out...

    4. MarkC

      MarkC

      Is that a watertight statement?

  10. 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

      Hroth

      Perhaps that should have been Friendly/supportive?

       

    4. DK123GWR

      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.

  11. Speak to me of summer

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    2. Barry Ten

      Barry Ten

      Guess what album you encouraged me to dig out today...

    3. Harlequin

      Harlequin

      Absolute Classic. Enjoy!

    4. Barry Ten

      Barry Ten

      It's one of my all-time faves, even got it on vinyl a while back.

  12. 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

      Metr0Land

      Yes but they throw tea into cold water

    4. ian

      ian

      Share and enjoy!

  13. We demand rigidly defined areas of Doubt and Uncertainty!

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    2. Hroth

      Hroth

      Things just happen, what the hell.

    3. Kylestrome

      Kylestrome

      Precisely how vague do you want to be?

    4. Pacific231G

      Pacific231G

      A nationwide strike by the union of philosophers, sages and allied luminaries would br disastrous. For a start there wouldn't be any trains running because trains are certainly uncertain and with nobody to speculate on whether a train might exist, since it couldn't certainly exist then it certainly wouldn't exist. You might be able to ask Deep Thought but who would wait 3.5 x 10^6 years for the next train.

  14. Nimrod

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    2. Hroth

      Hroth

      The Assyrian king?

    3. Liam

      Liam

      Hans Zimmer's adaptation of it in Dunkirk is great by the way.

    4. Harlequin

      Harlequin

      Everything Hans Zimmer does seems to be an "adaptation" of someone else's work...

  15. Could be a classic snooker final. Late night ahead?

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    2. Kylestrome

      Kylestrome

      Not so sure about the press conference, though ...

    3. Hroth

      Hroth

      Certainly TMI there....

    4. Horsetan

      Horsetan

      That's the naked truth.

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

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    2. jonny777

      jonny777

      Oi !

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

    3. Harlequin

      Harlequin

      "Silly human, Silly human race."

       

      Says it all, really.

    4. steve22

      steve22

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

  17. If I can find my 25+ yr old MekPak bottle, will it still contain anything?

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    2. Harlequin

      Harlequin

      Found all sorts of other rubbish and a few treasures but no MekPak yet. More boxes to go through.

    3. Harlequin

      Harlequin

      Found it! 3 bottles, one empty two with something in and a bottle of Humbrol "Liquid Poly".

    4. The Stationmaster

      The Stationmaster

      If it has been stored in the right conditions it might contain some - but probably nowhere near all - of the mekpak that used to be in it.

  18. The phone scammers are now pretending to be the Telephone Preference Service...

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    2. sharris

      sharris

      Priority access to emergency services. Do you only have to dial '99'?

    3. vaughan45

      vaughan45

      Can I have mine with a flake?

    4. Horsetan

      Horsetan

      Do you have to pre-order priority access now?

  19. Hmmm... King Lear or Car Share? It's a difficult decision!

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    2. Horsetan

      Horsetan

      They filmed part of it in Stevenage!

    3. davefrk

      davefrk

      Kennedy changed his mind as usual, he played hendrix instead.

    4. Mad McCann

      Mad McCann

      He had some tunes there that Johnson should have heard...

  20. Who allowed John Lewis to mangle Bo Rap? Someone needs to be punished!

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    2. Kylestrome

      Kylestrome

      I bet Freddy would have liked it.

    3. Horsetan

      Horsetan

      I'd like to see John Lewis have a go at doing The Shamen's "Ebeneezer Goode"

    4. Luke Piewalker

      Luke Piewalker

      It's sort of ok to start with, then it just goes downhill

  21. Meteorologicos: Scorchio!

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    2. Castle

      Castle

      Boutros Boutros-Ghali!

    3. Sasquatch

      Sasquatch

      You ain't seen me. Right?

    4. Horsetan

      Horsetan

      Buono estente!

  22. loves his cat a little bit less when she uses newly laid track as a scratching post...

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    2. admiles

      admiles

      My ginger and white lump still owes me a Fleischmann N gauge Profi coupling - Daft lump ate it!

    3. steve22

      steve22

      Being the big softy that I am, I was wondering how I would keep our lovely but pesky cat out of my shed when it arrived. Shed now up but we had to 'say goodbye' to our cat when he became seriously ill (yet again, and again). Now I long for him to still be with us so he can sleep on a sunny part of the baseboard once more...

    4. locoholic

      locoholic

      Cats are not pets. They are sent as a punishment.

  23. Unexpected package in the post. Sender not stated. 771.11 grams. Don't want to destroy the mystery by opening it!

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    2. Harlequin

      Harlequin

      It was book sized, book weight and inert, like a book. It was...

      A book that I had forgotten I'd ordered about the Taf valley.

    3. Hroth

      Hroth

      Its so easy to forget....

    4. MarkC

      MarkC

      I know that feeling - a copy of "I tried to run a Railway" appeared at home a few days ago. Turns out I ordered it some 15 months ago...

  24. Agh! No Bargain Hunt!

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    2. GD

      GD

      At least Escape To The Country is still on....and today's young couple have a budget of £900,000....really?

    3. The Stationmaster

      The Stationmaster

      Not to worry folk - there's still Channel 81 as a football free zone and often with lots of scenic information for those modelling the '50s and '60s.

    4. Harlequin

      Harlequin

      "Chris and Sheila decided not to buy any of the million pound 16th century manors in Wales we showed them and instead moved to a high-rise condo in Singapore"...

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

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    2. Captain Kernow
    3. truffy

      truffy

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

    4. Hroth

      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....

       

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