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  1. Calling Michael Bingham, on here as msb12! Can you or anyone who knows him, message me please!

  2. Calling Michael Bingham, on here as msb12! Can you or anyone who knows him, message me please!

  3. Trying to avoid the packing for a house move..mustn't disturb the workbench yet!

    1. bgman

      bgman

      Good luck with the move, hope all goes well.

    2. 3 link

      3 link

      I feel your pain...

  4. Off for a little bubble car action later today!

  5. Re B.R. Exit....my last shift tonight!!

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    2. beast66606

      beast66606

      Good luck Jon - have a hppay retirement

    3. LNERGE

      LNERGE

      Come and have a play with my Ely signalboxes once you've settled in to your new routine.

    4. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      Thanks Beast, and yes LNER(GE), one day I'd very much like to visit for a play!

  6. Well, after 39 years in the signalling grades, I've triggered my own article 50. Hoping for a smooth B.R.Exit in the next few weeks!

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    2. Jintyman

      Jintyman

      Good Luck Jon, All the very best to you.

    3. cb900f

      cb900f

      Happy retirement Jon and as the Captain says you won't regret it. I certainly haven't. The best times certainly went with BR.

    4. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      Might get to a few more exhibitions now!

  7. Woof! Finally sorted out the problems with FTP and my website...control regained!!

  8. Well, just sent off for my PCV license forms. Got to give it a go!

    1. N15class

      N15class

      Thought you only needed that for carrying fare paying passengers. Has it changed?

    2. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      As far as I understand it, I can carry up to 8 passengers as long as it's not for hire or reward and the vehicle can be a maximum 7.5 tons. I think 122 is somewhat more than 8 tons and has 74 seats. The museums I am involved with organise vintage running days where they give free rides on the old buses but they insist all drivers be PCV qualified even if they don't need to be. It's probably for the best just in case of any incidents. I don't think any driver CPCs are required...

  9. Facebook? Wastebook more like. Resisted the temptation to join for years then stupidly gave in 4 days ago. 4 days later and I've got my password wrong and I'm locked out and they want my life story emailed to them to log back in. Not happening. I should have stayed away from it!

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    2. rob D2

      rob D2

      It's great for tracking down ex girlfriends...

    3. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      Oo... never return to a lit firework!

    4. 45059

      45059

      ^Hahaha^ Agree with 40-something. I'm glad I walked away a couple of years ago as well.

  10. Tonight I will be mostly snipping a **** load of etches from their frets.

  11. and todays earworm (for me anyway) is Come on feel the noize by Slade...

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    2. Horsetan

      Horsetan

      According to the official material, it's "C.um On Feel The Noize". I read somewhere that Slade's trademark was to deliberately misspell the titles of all their songs, hence "Goodbuy To Jane", "I Won't Let It Happen Agen", etc...

    3. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      I thought it better to spell the first word correctly rather than run the risk of arrest by the spelling police!

    4. Barry O

      Barry O

      Mine for today is...the Deadwood Stage...lord help us!

  12. and todays earworm (for me anyway) is Kung Foo Lovin' by Royal Republic...

    1. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      .."it's a roundhouse kick to my heart!"...

  13. is wondering why windows live mail suddenly thinks my password for one of my emails (even though it's the same for both) is wrong when it's been the same for about 5 years....

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    2. scottystitch

      scottystitch

      It would suggest that your account has been hacked. As beast says, an immediate change would be advisable.

       

    3. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      Thanks chaps. I'll try to sort it out today. #totalballache.

    4. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      A change of passwords seems to have sorted it out..phew! Curse my lack of IT sense! Thanks to all.

  14. I think I'm in love with Lenka..

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    2. PhilEakins

      PhilEakins

      Don't go there ...

    3. manna

      manna

      Polish beauty queen !!

       

    4. Andrew F

      Andrew F

      Better than being in love with Linka

  15. Ears still ringing after last night. Royal Republic at Manchester Club Academy. Capacity crowd that were totally mad for it. #CheeseNachoBaby!

  16. is wondering if anyone witnessesd/photographed the demolition of Stafford No4 box a week ago. I saw it half gone from a passing train on the friday but it was just a pile of bricks and scrap on the Saturday when I passed it on a northbound service. Sad (:

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    2. beast66606

      beast66606

      On the facebook group Jon

       

    3. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      Ta. I suppose I'd better get round to signing up to Farcebook.....

    4. MarshLane

      MarshLane

      May I ask which Facebook group? Yes very lucky with Stafford ... also lucky to have spent time in Barnetby, Wrawby and Ulceby in their final couple of weeks! Photos are all historic archive now they've all gone!

  17. message on my main computer ; ""windows Wireless service is not working.""..bugga.

    1. Horsetan

      Horsetan

      That sounds like a "bugga" in the system.

  18. Finally got my Royal Republic CD back from daughter. Was on the way to work playing it way too loud in the car!. Had to hit the pause button as there was a TVR in front I had to listen to. Music inside/music outside...nice..

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    2. LNERGE

      LNERGE

      It seemed to go ok but there was acute lack of space for recovered signalling equipment. Not the ideal vehicle for me.

    3. Jintyman

      Jintyman

      I had a 4.3 Chimera as a toy a few years back. had a few small electrical issues and flogged it on for an E39 540, which was just as quick!!! I never had any mechanical issues with it but the Rover/Buick engine was a belting unit if built right!!! Had to Google Royal Republic, Sorry John!!!!! ;)

    4. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      Ah, 'twas a chimera I was following.

      Royal Republic; an even camper version of The Hives. (she's not your) Baby is my fave track of the latest album!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqceTHjGuX4

       

  19. struggling with work/hobby balance...

    1. bgman

      bgman

      Buy a see-saw !

    2. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      That'll be next may when I get to 55!

    3. bgman

      bgman

      Retirement ah! Can't beat it :)

  20. Today's earworm. Victoria by the Kinks. Top tune but I prefer the Fall's version.!

    1. James Harrison

      James Harrison

      Now you've gone put it in my head too. (Not that I'm complaining, I'm quite fond of The Kinks).

    2. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      Well, it got mysteriously replaced by National Express by the divine comedy but it's now firmly back in there again after reading this update...

  21. RIP Banbury North and South signalboxes. Another 2 beautiful real boxes cruelly disposed of. Best wishes to the staff who worked there. South box already demolished, North box closed but hanging on until October. :(

    1. beast66606

      beast66606

      There are visits to North box available.

    2. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      I did consider a visit but it would (to me) be like viewing a corpse now....:(

    3. Captain Kernow

      Captain Kernow

      The old attitudes in NR are alive and well.

  22. is wondering if anyone's actually getting any of my emails...

    1. Michael Delamar

      Michael Delamar

      I havent had any from you.

    2. Huw Griffiths

      Huw Griffiths

      None here, either.

    3. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      Sent a few to people whose signals are ready and enquiried about a few products....nothing back from anyone. Still getting junk mail though....

  23. (Cheese nacho) Baby!

  24. If the atmosphere between Wrexham and Chester appears to have a blue tinge to it..sorry, just me trying to design and fit linkages to a model gantry...

  25. In the morning I awake, my arms my legs my body ache. It's grey outside, it's wet and grey...

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    2. muddys-blues

      muddys-blues

      .... & then we die !!!

       

    3. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      Just me usual winter aches and pains ganging up on me..

    4. DonB

      DonB

      wall to wall sunshine here this morning... can't last!

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