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3 hours ago, Paul H Vigor said:
22 hours ago, ianmacc said:

Exactly where is this huge pile of lost 12t van roofs as I’d love to find it……

 

It lies far, far away, - at the end of the rainbow! All you need is a leprechaun with a shovel!

If only I could find the glory hole where these Triang and Hornby roofs (rooves?)  are hidden.  I have long ago lost count of the number of topless Triang and Hornby vans which have arrived here roofless in eBay job lots and to which I fitted roofs (rooves?) made from perspex and secured with superglue.  There must be a good market for 3d printed roofs (rooves?)

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2 minutes ago, cessna152towser said:

If only I could find the glory hole where these Triang and Hornby roofs (rooves?)  are hidden.  I have long ago lost count of the number of topless Triang and Hornby vans which have arrived here roofless in eBay job lots and to which I fitted roofs (rooves?) made from perspex and secured with superglue.  There must be a good market for 3d printed roofs (rooves?)

Try typing 'topless glory hole' in Google, you may be enlightened.....:blink:

 

Cheers,

Phil.

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35 minutes ago, cessna152towser said:

If only I could find the glory hole where these Triang and Hornby roofs (rooves?)  are hidden.  I have long ago lost count of the number of topless Triang and Hornby vans which have arrived here roofless in eBay job lots and to which I fitted roofs (rooves?) made from perspex and secured with superglue.  There must be a good market for 3d printed roofs (rooves?)

Roofs

 

You’re welcome!

 

 

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29 minutes ago, MrWolf said:

 

If you are American, then yes.

 

If you're English, the plural is rooves.

 

 

Sorry but that’s not correct. Rooves is the irregular plural even in British English. 

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Typo of all things lol
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4 minutes ago, MrWolf said:

That's an eclectic mix of traditional English, American English and corporate speak:D

"If thee doth not Overperform, thee doth Underperform".

 

I think we should produce a series of those pretentious corporate motivational posters but written like this.

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47 minutes ago, MrWolf said:

Not according to the OED. 

 

Roofs has become the common plural.

But that's doubtless the dumbing down of our language and a lazy education system.

Either is acceptable.

That’s not what you said though. 
 

But I do share your despair at the dumbing down of our language, which seems to be gathering pace in the digital age. 

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33 minutes ago, Northmoor said:

"If thee doth not Overperform, thee doth Underperform".

 

I think we should produce a series of those pretentious corporate motivational posters but written like this.

 

"Demotivators® - The World’s Best Demotivational Posters - Despair, Inc." https://despair.com/collections/demotivators

 

 

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15 minutes ago, ianmacc said:

That’s not what you said though. 
 

But I do share your despair at the dumbing down of our language, which seems to be gathering pace in the digital age. 

 

Either is acceptable, because we now include American English.

I despaired of our education system 20 years ago when a junior school teacher sniffily informed me that they were no longer concerned about strictly applying spelling and grammar as long as the person was getting their message across.

Which is why I have encountered so many young adults who can't spell "shoelaces", let alone tie them.

That's despite having worn designer brand trainers since before they could walk.

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Safesearch = ON:

2 hours ago, Mol_PMB said:

http://yeomanlink.org/ourstory?pageID=25

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Bringing it back to railways, the Dahuichang limestone quarry near Beijing used the same technique, with the narrow gauge tippler wagons loaded in the tunnel at the bottom of the glory hole.

 

 

Safesearch = OFF:

12 hours ago, Paul H Vigor said:

OH MY! :o

 

1 hour ago, ianmacc said:

I hope that wasn’t your work computer lol

 

the op should have warned us! 

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