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  1. http://wikimapia.org/1998101/Quarry-Wood-Hall#/photo/1268926 I've often gone past the Cardboard Castle.
  2. The coats of arms in the cast iron spandrels are those of the North Eastern Railway. However they do include the arms for the city and the white rose of Yorkshire. Keep up the good work. Perhaps one day soon your client will be able to invest in some pre-grouping stock and roll back the clock to recreate the famous F Moore image. https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/painted-photograph-by-f-moore-showing-york-station-from-the-news-photo/90746189
  3. I don't think that we have either but I could not make out whether your words were spoken in jest or represented an example of your normal behaviour. From your copious writings here I suspect that they described an incident so out of character that you recalled them as a warning to all. My own limited experiences of JW people is of one doorstep call ever. On that occasion we did not ruffle each other's feathers and I've never seen them since.
  4. Regardless, on the face of it that just seems to be plain rude and ill-mannered. There must have been aggravating circumstances?
  5. Well it was 1943 and Rosie the Rivetter wasn't based in Butterley. Upsetting - my friends Google and Wiki give upsetting as a recognised forging operation and offered to put me in touch with various manufacturers of electric upsetting machines. There are many different kinds of forging processes available; however, they can be grouped into three main classes: Drawn out: length increases, cross-section decreases Upset: length decreases, cross-section increases Squeezed in closed compression dies: produces multidirectional flow Common forging processes
  6. https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-butterley-1943-codnor-park-wagon-works-1943-online That sent me rummaging but I didn't find anything directly relevant. This film from Butterley in1943 shows some forging operations but not of V hangers or W irons and certainly no casting activities. As with most other things we can find plenty of film showing locomotives being built, one or two relating to carriages and scarcely any of wagon works.
  7. Broccoli? https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/president-bush-bashes-broccoli-28278899 I'm with Barbara on this one.
  8. Assuming that you are talking about UK systems then regarding books covering history, there are are very many publications some going back to the nineteenth century and still being added to although many of these recycle material which was published (and sometimes better written) in earlier times. These two fired my imagination when I was much younger but you can find much from the various links on lrta.org and the various museums. The various regional and national film archives also bear rich fruit, e.g. BFI, British Pathé, etc and of course there are numerous museu
  9. Regarding buffers, this is how the North Western was observed looking after them on their carriages in the nineteenth century as recorded in FB Head's classic work Stokers and Pokers. "We will now proceed to detail a few circumstances respecting the railway carriages, about which our readers have probably never cared to inquire.—And, firstly, as soon as an up-train arrives at the commencement of the Euston platform, while it is still in motion, and before its guard—distinguished by a silver- buckled black shiny patent-leather belt, hanging diagonally across the white buttons of his
  10. To coin a phrase, I feel that I'm in a minority of people who are not in any minority. I must be aggrieved.
  11. It pleases me that Edwardian is one of the few people left who can spell mediaeval correctly. I can imagine where he stands on the AD/BC and the whatever they want to replace it with debate.
  12. Two or three weeks ago someone asked the team on GQT why clay was always described as 'heavy clay' and the answer was along the lines of: "Well, if it wasn't heavy then it wouldn't be clay" before dropping into greater detail. For any NMers who are interested in interesting things, i.e. most, then this little video on woodland soil is worth watching. Incidentally, the presenter's uncle was Sir Charles Evans who, amongst many achievements, was deputy leader on Sir John Hunt's successful 1953 Everest expedition.
  13. I hope somebody's been looking into it.
  14. Don't anyone tell Airnimal (S7).
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