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grandadbob last won the day on December 3

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  1. Here's a link to a post earlier this year on the same topic which may be of interest:
  2. I went to the Ace of Spades cafe this morning before visiting the show and can recommend it. Very friendly and an excellent breakfast only a 2 minute walk away.... the show wasn't bad either!
  3. I used to work for a large builders merchant that also had ready mix concrete plants and then became part of the RMC group and we usually referred to them as truck mixers.
  4. No, not me. I was thinking of going but other "stuff" got in the way.
  5. I received an email in my junk folder today purporting to be from Michael and containing some sort of link. Needless to say I didn't open it and deleted it.
  6. That's strange. I'm sure I didn't have a problem and the body went back on mine and it was running fine but will have to have a check now you've said that. Unfortunately I can't at the moment as every thing is packed away as old layout has been demolished and a new one is (eventually) going to be be constructed in my new shed. However that may not be for some time.
  7. I too ordered a copy from Bill Hudson Books (thanks to Simon) which arrived on Thursday. Only had the chance for a quick look through but from what I've seen so far it is superb and well worth the money.
  8. Nope but I'm sure somebody will!
  9. Very sad news indeed. I've never met Jack but on a couple of occasions he has given me, like he has many others, some very helpful advice.
  10. Nothing wrong with my member thank you very much!
  11. I've kept all the boxes and just recently glad I did as I've now packed up nearly everything in preparation for a move from the small bedroom in the house to a new dedicated railway shed. The only exception being coaches which I keep in Really Useful Boxes with foam inserts. I also keep loads of those nice boxes from Hattons and others ready for selling off some of my surplus stuff (I have rather too much) but I never seem to a round tuit!
  12. Down Tex. https://www.google.co.uk/search?source=hp&ei=zsuVXPbdCLSKjLsPheS0wAU&q=concorde+landing&oq=concorde+la&gs_l=psy-ab.1.1.0l10.597.5112..7555...0.0..0.83.693.12......0....1..gws-wiz.....0..0i131.5GM_J3
  13. Here's a photo I took in the late 60's of the builder's merchant yard in Epsom I worked at. The bins containing sand were originally coal bins and the coal siding was behind where the bricks were stacked. (the rails were still there) The Pelican loader was I believe used to unload coal wagons. Here's a photo of the same yard (at the bottom of the page) showing the the bins from the other side and some others in about 1948/9 scanned from a book called "A century and a quarter"which was a special publication for employees of the company. Not sure about copyright here although some are credited to a Mr. J. McKeown who was possibly an employee of the company.
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