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Tony_S last won the day on January 23

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    , Benfleet, Essex
  • Interests
    North American,( narrow and standard gauge). Ruritanian Railways. Ex-LMS in Warwickshire

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  1. The word for cake and placenta in Latin is Libum so do be careful.
  2. The official instructions for removing the motor from our food processor only result in plastic shrapnel flying about. The YouTube video method works nicely. They show which parts need to be obtained as one part always breaks.
  3. There are lots of really useful YouTube videos for automotive problems. Unlike some hobbies where you want to know how to remove the body of a loco to fit a decoder and it turns out to be someone with a very annoying voice getting excited about removing the tissue covering the box. Tony
  4. Nice to know that someone else finds it amusing. New series available on Netflix.
  5. The Brio came before and after the Lego/Duplo trains at our house. I noticed recently that Brio not only had motorised locos now but some form of remote control.
  6. I hadn’t really thought of it until mentioned above that the north end of my model railway is actually pointing north. Probably the most accurate part of its construction!
  7. My aunt (Mums sister) and uncle lived as lodgers in a house over the road from my Dad’s parents. I was about 4 and staying with my grandparents. I was taken over the road to visit Aunty and Uncle. There was a lot of shouting. Apparently my Aunt’s ginger beer had exploded in the airing cupboard soaking everything. I think my Gran helped with the laundry.
  8. My brother in law as a hobby started making all sorts of fermented products including fermented dairy drinks. I suspect if you had jugs of strange looking beverages bubbling all over the house, the ban on purchases might be eased.
  9. I suppose because I am interested in politics I didn’t mind a few quiz programmes being postponed due to the events in Washington. Though I don’t see why it couldn’t be shown just on the BBC news channel instead of BBC1. Unfortunately due to the rotation of the earth something arranged for lunchtime in Washington is going to interfere with the tea time news in the UK. Things involving the UK Head of State would be early breakfast time in the. USA.
  10. I am supposed to be losing weight but the nurse at the heart clinic is pleased that I have a good appetite. My blood pressure wasn’t very high (except when being measured by anyone other than my GP) but I do feel “better” after starting the medication to relax blood vessels and reduce pulse rate.
  11. There was an amusing follow up to the angry geographer. Many of the staff were Welsh and were quite amused that I had never heard about sheep allegations. I said that I genuinely had not and I hadn’t even known that Roger the geographer was Welsh. All the other staff said don’t tell him that as that would really upset him.
  12. I hadn’t been teaching very long. I was in the staffroom when the head of geography asked if anyone had a copy of that weekends Sunday Times magazine with an article about British sheep breeds. I said I had and I would bring it in for him. I quite innocently asked why he was interested in sheep thinking he was going to give some geographical answer about breed variety still being regional. Except he absolutely erupted with anger about “you ****ing English and your obsession with the Welsh and sheep. I had to have his outburst explained to me.
  13. I have no idea why but my very grey dog was officially a blue roan.
  14. I cant for the life of me remember where I came across the statement, it might have been in an art book or something similar “Chromatography; or, a Treatise on Colours and Pigments, and of their Powers in Painting” published in 1835, the chemist George Field wrote that gray “denotes a class of cool cinereous colours in which blue predominates,” while Field reserves grey to describe a more neutral shade. However, such nuanced distinctions are not observed in popular usage today. The above perhaps?
  15. When Dad was in the army they once had to collect a replacement tank from a Guards Regiment. Dad said it was beautifully lined out. They had been told to see it working before they returned with it though.
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