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  1. apparently Chester PSB is the only "can-do" box when it comes to granting line blockages...

    1. uax6

      uax6

      That makes two of us, cos I do too!

    2. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      without the paperwork!

  2. is wondering how long RS&H has stood for Ruston Hornsby... Didn't know they made steam locos.........!

    1. DavidCBroad

      DavidCBroad

      Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns, an amalgamaition of Robert Stephenson and Hawthorn Leslie, made GWR Pannier tanks at one time in the 1930s/ 40s

    2. roythebus

      roythebus

      did you know Vodaphone made steam locos too? when they started about 20 years ago they were known as Hawthorne Leslie Communications, later changing their name to Vodaphone! and the people who empty the "sanitary towel units" used to run trams? they are owned by BET, British Electric Traction!

    3. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      Lols! It's not even 2016 and it gets my "howler of the year" award..

  3. cleaned my car this morning as it was almost dirty enough to affect the aerodynamics. Turns out it's blue, not grey/brown......

    1. The Stationmaster

      The Stationmaster

      Seeing as you've had some practice could you do mine next please?

    2. tractionman

      tractionman

      the only time my motor gets washed is at its annual service...

    3. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      ...whether it needs it or not!

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  4. Feeling a little down today. One of our Bengal cats has rather quickly succumbed to cancer. Zee, it's been a pleasure. I'll miss you girl...

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    2. muddys-blues

      muddys-blues

      Sorry to here that John, pets are family and are always missed

    3. BrushVeteran

      BrushVeteran

      I know what you are going through............I had to do the deed (or my wife did, bless her, and let Badger go on Monday. I have changed my avatar in her memory!

    4. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      Thanks again all. Thoughts are with you too BV.

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  5. Feeling a little down today. One of our Bangal cats has rather quickly succumbed to cancer. Zee, it's been a pleasure. I'll miss you girl...

  6. has had to read the manual for a domestic appliance today. Feels like my masculinity is ebbing. Jeez, I'll be asking for directions next!

    1. Horsetan

      Horsetan

      Well, there are sat-navs available if you need directions....

  7. Having a rough evening at the workbench tonight, MP3 player keeping me going with some good tunes. Just about to lose it with some electronic bits and chuck them across the room when "Horizons" by Genesis comes on the MP3, a tune that's always made me stop and enjoy the moment ...1minute 41seconds later all is calm and I'm chilled out again. The power of music eh?

    1. LNERGE

      LNERGE

      I do something similar when i'm drawing circuits. It's quite therapeutic.

    2. Market65

      Market65

      Yesterday Once More... The Carpenters.

  8. Well, that's a start made on clearing out the old Beano annual collection. Ebay beckons. There's a 1948 one in there somewhere....

    1. BoD

      BoD

      Ive got a very large pile of Oor Wullie and Broons books to offload. Probably end up recycled.

    2. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      That may yet happen to mine if they don't sell....

    3. BoD

      BoD

      It really hurts me to throw any book away. That's why I've got over 40 years worth. But needs must as they say.

  9. Shouldn't have turned down those 12 hour rest days I was offered...new clutch for the car required. Probably be cheaper to get another car .....Hmph

  10. playtime over. Time to start work :-(

  11. has just purchased a 1:18 scale P51 mustang from a pub that's closing down on the IOW.

  12. is recovering after the IOW beer and buses weekend. Plenty of hellfire vintage bus thrash, top pubs and probably way too much excellent cask ale.

    1. Claude_Dreyfus

      Claude_Dreyfus

      Hellfire vintage bus thrash sounds like a great way to spend a weekend...especially down those country roads!

    2. DonB

      DonB

      now Jon UN-Fitness??

  13. a quick change of anorak today. Beer and buses weekend on theIOW. DingDing!

  14. Servomatic version 2 now in build...Megapoints 12 way board and an MSE 1 way board. Just found a large offcut of 3mm Foamex to build it from too!

  15. Servomatic version now in build...Megapoints 12 way board and an MSE 1 way board. Just found a large offcut of 3mm Foamex to build it from too!

  16. 45231 about to park up outside my 'box to take coal..should have been Tangmere I think but I wouldn't have risked a s***c** in the tamper siding!

    1. 81C

      81C

      you have not missed much then !!.

    2. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      Just cabbed it too...very nice.

  17. Argh! Lidl have stopped stocking Herold Black Lager! Just got a taste for it too.

    1. coachmann

      coachmann

      Same when I used to drink Stones Bitter.

    2. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      Yates and Jacksons Mild too

  18. After finishing my 7th and final nightshift this week, I'm currently contemplating the prospect of an ale for breakfast when I get home in the morning.

    1. Tim Dubya

      Tim Dubya

      Proper breakfast, go for it mate!

    2. 3 link

      3 link

      Nothing like celebrating, have some time off and enjoy

    3. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      Jennings Cocker Hoop...very nice it was too!

  19. After finishing my 7th and final nightshift this week, is contemplating the prospect of an ale for breakfast.

  20. wants to copy and paste a few hours into the day between getting up after nightshift and going back in to work again. There always seems to be too much modelling left over after the free time runs out.

    1. yorkie_pudd

      yorkie_pudd

      A time temporal holding device be handy then ?..

    2. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      a pause button..sounds good

       

  21. dancing in the disco bumper to bumper. wait a minute.....

  22. Moved my bench 90 degrees round the work room to get more light from the window and better use the available space..Going to take at least a week to re-find all the bits and pieces before I can re-start work.....

    1. irishmail

      irishmail

      I know the feeling. Same thing happens to me....

  23. SRS magazines on their way to the re-cycle skip.

  24. An O gauge show on me doorstep and I'm going to miss it as I'm working on Sunday. Hmph..

    1. Londontram

      Londontram

      Big doorstep?

    2. 3 link

      3 link

      Take a sickie... we won't tell.

    3. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      It's a 12 hour Sunday, way too expensive to give up as I don't get paid for it if I give it up. Any weekday or saturday turn, paid leave or sick pay...wouldn't give it a 2nd thought!!

  25. seems to have just won a 7mm scale coal tank on the bay of E..

    1. beast66606

      beast66606

      A few more 12 hours needed Jon

    2. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      TBH I'd rather have a few less shifts nowadays....

    3. Jon Fitness

      Jon Fitness

      and build more signals instead! Got 12 on the go at the moment

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