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Happy Hippo

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Happy Hippo last won the day on May 21

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  • Location
    Horton, which is too near Telford
  • Interests
    Hippopotami (what else?)
    Staffordshire Bull Terriers
    Sailing in small boats
    Rugby Union football, especially Wales.
    Recreational cycling to keep myself fit.
    Air gun coaching: Teaching people to shoot in a safe and sensible manner.
    Currently building a 7 mm scale railway based on the railways of the Cardiff Docks area.
    More relaxed and whimsical ng modelling in the garden at 1:13.7 and 1:12 scales on 1.75" gauge track.
    Building 'Crusty', an ng 0-4-0 PE loco in 7.25" gauge.

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  1. We could always wander off down from Hereford to Hay, and then onto Swansea, if we wanted a good mix of pre-grouping companies.
  2. I would thank my learned friend for his remarks and would take this opportunity of pointing out to the majority that he and I share common ground with our fantasy model railway which is based upon the Severn and Wye (Midland & GWR Joint).
  3. I shall now throw a spanner in the works! The emails I get from BT about viewing (and paying) bills on line are genuine.
  4. I thought it was a live feed! I spent most of last night watching that bally photo awaiting some hot action (train/animal/insect/snowflake).
  5. Just now somebody sent me an email containing this:
  6. For those unable to get lingerie adverts on RMWeb. Please have this leisure suit variety on me:
  7. Elephants are the Caravan Utilising Nomadic Travellers of the large mammal world. They turn up uninvited, pinch your grub, mess up the water supply, annoy the crocodiles, use the whole site as a toilet and then shove off again. No wonder we wake up bad tempered, and remain bad tempered until we finally get our heads down for a kip.
  8. For some reason, I have visions of you weaving through the kitchen, just failing to trip over Ben, whilst wielding a huge aluminium saucepan, full to the brim of smoking liquid lead before stumbling, and managing to direct the molten contents over Mrs Q's best undergarments which were hanging on the airing rack!
  9. A very underestimated piece of ordnance. Appreciation comes with user satisfaction especially having seen the instant acknowledgement of the recipient.
  10. As a matter of interest, what are you using for the melting process, and what are you using as moulds for the lead? I have a couple of bags of airgun pellets, (used but only one careful owner) that I want to melt down and re-cast for various jobs including use as wagon weights for my 7 mm fleet. However, foundry work is not one of my specialities.
  11. Bonded chassis are nothing new. I think it was Lotus that were doing it back in the last Century! That is where blue tooth headphones should be mandatory wear. They do it at a 'silent disco' so oought to be able to do it to stop inconveniencing others Pulse generators have long been considered, but the problem is that Gangsta Scrotulator Maximus would be very keen to get hold of these and use them against those that would use them against them. There's soon be aftermarket kits for sale to provide EMP hardened electronics for the chavved up Corsa/Saxo. I suspect the cost of any damage to the electronics of a stolen vehicle might be required by the operator of the EMP device if they were not an authorised user (ie police/military/security service). It also completely screws up most electronic devices, in the immediate vicinity so pointing a 'souped up' after market version at an aircraft on final to Heathrow could have a more devastating effect than one of the laser pointer pens which seemed to be all the rage a few years back.
  12. Concrete rafts do not float well. (Not unlike hippos)
  13. Yes, front windows are a must on any car I buy, so's a decent windscreen.
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