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About Toe

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    The artist formerly known as Steve Zodiac
  • Birthday 17/10/71

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  1. Makes a change with modern cars, don't forget to put the coolant back in Huh, joke on me, just see the "filled" bit, at first thought it said "fitted"
  2. Well for a small fee I can get hold of part of the Royal Family Oh, you mean the real Royal Family?! lol
  3. What cracks me up and annoys at the same time is the craze for the word "app" when it's been "program" for years, trendy names eh
  4. Using Opera here which is based on Chrome and have no problems.... maybe worth having a look to see if it's close enough to try
  5. Yup, Partridges in Hadleigh too. Can't justify it though unless going anyway as one bolt would cost a fortune when factoring fuel costs in!
  6. Uh huh, needed some bags for a Maytag which is a copy of the old Hoover Satellite which "hovers" and got them in at around same price as online, with it being less than 5 minutes walk away I'm ok for vacuum cleaner bits haha Only thing I can say is Suffolk hasn't got a huge population and Ipswich isn't that big either so maybe not enough demand to keep several suppliers going, but than again so many things nowadays are seen as disposable... As a example we haven't got any model shops here, or nearby really, no more real hardware shops so difficult to even get a single bolt etc, unless you're into charity shops or betting shops then I'm afraid Ipswich is a dead loss, don't think Suffolk as a whole fairs much better
  7. Half saw it too, was at work munching my crisps on a break Can't remember the location but there was loads wasn't there! Mainly 72nd with I presume a few 144th airliners, 2 shots of the Il-76 LOT airlines Together with the usual corny comments from Homes Under The Hammer A very nice house, just stuck in the 70's. Such a shame as with all these kind of auctions/sales as it's obvious an elderly person lived there until they ended up in a home or worse
  8. Perhaps this is why I only do 1 at a time, if there isn't any getting completed then there is no sense of satisfaction and admiration with "I done that " I personally can't carry on with modelling unless I get a sense of satisfaction and closure. Having said that I'm more of a casual modeller, haven't done anything for 3-4 years now due to moving and the house I'm in needing plenty of work, plus the garden and 3 cars to fiddle with, not to mention not enough money, maybe it is today's life is more complicated, yeah it is, way more complicated <sigh>
  9. And even though many people will say and probably do - go out, come back and buy again, the regulation actually works as Martin says, the overdoses are much smaller than in previous times, seen it printed in some magazine, think it was The Grocer. Anyway 2 boxes - 32 tablets is as far as you get, and that's in total, no buying 2 boxes of Lemsip and a box of Asprin
  10. Must be behind the times here then Still got loads of tapes and 2 machines. Mainly Blakes'7, Bottom, Red Dwarf a few aviation/tank stuff and World Rally Championships from 30 years ago but do have plenty of films too and many are still showing a half decent quality for what they are. More to the point I won't buy DVD's of something I already have on tape purely because I can then spend that cash on new stuff, why should I duplicate my purchases, that'll be like buying half a dozen Airfix Phantom FG1's wouldn't it?! (runs away at this point!) The ones I don't want or need I thought maybe can recycle them, nah, the scope for this is very small, the tape isn't very friendly and so would have to pull apart the cassettes to recycle the plastic, seems such a shame but no-one including charity shops wants them anymore. Amazing how these and camera film have died a death so quickly and convincingly, know it's technology the cause but still...
  11. Fed up of Photobucket too, though to be fair don't use photo sharing sites much as don't take many pictures now! But in future any I do share will be through Flickr, seems stable enough and as it was Yahoo Photo's and have a Yahoo email address and account it seems the most convenient thing to do
  12. Ah, thanks for replying Dave, much appreciated and now I know
  13. As for me, been 3 years since last visit, noticed some things with the competition, don't ever remember seeing disqualified entries last time, loads this time, with "no instructions" as a common thing, what does that mean? See a large increase in submarines on display, aircraft carriers too, that's no bad thing, also more quirky fun type of displays, g/f liked this sort of thing and I tend to agree. Know it's individual kinda thing but whole groups dedicated to one type can be argued as dull, but as I say just an opinion, no way am I knocking this - maybe a more common view amongst casual visitors than members. Even had a bod from the BBC asking if g/f and I would make a few comments, not that we did, dunno if anyone else did. Still enjoyed it immensely and finally come to realise that 1 day just isn't enough, don't have much cash and with last kit being built over 4 years ago means I never even looked at the traders and still had to rush the rest of it! Thanks to all who set it up and ran it for the rest of us to enjoy
  14. Your choice of course, but lower displacement will usually result in lower torque so the engine has to be given more of the whip for want of a better word lol. all well and good if it likes to be revved I'm lucky with my 1 litre Daihatsu which even being over 25 years old has a 1 litre turbo in it pushing out 100hp as standard and to be honest is more fun and quicker than my Saab 900 turbo which has twice the displacement as the engine is so eager and keen to rev. Things even out at motorway speeds though as the Saab is higher geared. Anyway does seem like clutch not disengaging properly as Bentwaters has said but I've a feeling in your position my confidence in the car and ultimately Nissan would have evaporated so I personally would reject it and go elsewhere, not Renault either
  15. Seen today that the limit on parcels held has been lifted, there is no maximum now, not entirely sure if this includes Fleabay as it just states "click and collect" so could be just Argos goods but that would be odd in my eyes. Could be worthwhile giving it another go