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Tony C

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  1. Short Jokes II The Sequel

    In the interest of all readers sanity, please the above At least this time I didn't spend 15 minutes reading, trying to pronounce the unpronounceable only to find that there was no punchline!
  2. Apparently, they are a football team whose supporters tend to live in the past, or rather specifically back in the 1970's & 80's and tend to chunter on about how they have a right to be classified as a "Top, Top, Top team". Or so you'd believe, listening to 7 drivers at work....
  3. Can only agree with what has already been stated, stunning work and a certain show winner!
  4. Flickr to be taken over by SmugMug

    Ditto
  5. Long (ish) Jokes.

    Well, that's 15 minutes of my life, I won't get back! Even spent time trying to pronounce the oriental and bloody Welsh names correctly, just in case they were in useful in understanding the punchline and for what...
  6. I've got one on a long term build at the moment, so I'll come along for the ride as well I'm using the Flightpath Detail set, Heritage Aviation resin and a lot of scratchbuilding on mine, as I intend having the engine partially exposed and will be opening many inspection and electronic bays! The build is current but I'm looking for detail pictures of these areas which seem to be very few and far between!
  7. Broken down. Again!

    Whoops, must have thought that if I repeated what I writ, it must be true but on the plus side, at least back in the 20th Century, we had technology that I "could" deal with
  8. Broken down. Again!

    Send help? Hell no, back then we had decent music (if you ignore the 1980's), Brezhnev, Maggie, Ronnie Reagan, Gorbachev, Apollo, a college bar around 80 feet long and open from 10:30 in the morning (wonder why I never finished my college education ), decent pubs selling decent beer and at the correct temperature, the Vauxhall Viva HC, Triumph motorbikes, the list is endless....... I'd like a tongue in cheek icon about now and while Things may have indeed changed, just not necessarily for the better! Send help? Hell no, back then we had decent music (if you ignore the 1980's), Brezhnev, Maggie, Ronnie Reagan, Gorbachev, Apollo, a college bar around 80 feet long and open from 10:30 in the morning (wonder why I never finished my college education ), decent pubs selling decent beer and at the correct temperature, the Vauxhall Viva HC, Triumph motorbikes, the list is endless....... I'd like a tongue in cheek icon about now and while Things may have indeed changed, just not necessarily for the better! Send help? Hell no, back then we had decent music (if you ignore the 1980's), Brezhnev, Maggie, Ronnie Reagan, Gorbachev, Apollo, a college bar around 80 feet long and open from 10:30 in the morning (wonder why I never finished my college education ), decent pubs selling decent beer and at the correct temperature, the Vauxhall Viva HC, Triumph motorbikes, the list is endless....... I'd like a tongue in cheek icon about now and while Things may have indeed changed, just not necessarily for the better!
  9. Broken down. Again!

    Well, you're just proving that the old joke.... Why does a Skoda have a heated rear window? To keep your hands warm, whilst pushing it! ...is in fact, not a joke but a reality of Skoda ownership! Sorry........
  10. Anti-Virus Software

    Couldn't agree more, changing gear was like stirring porridge plus the one that I had, had such a savage snatch to the left, if you let go of the steering wheel (a round one, not the stupid square version), yet when it went into to garage, no fault could be found?!?!? Mind you, it was possibly one of the most comfortable cars, I had during the late Seventies/early Eighties, to sit in, especially the back seat....
  11. Another Denial of Service Attack

    Not sure if it's my end or not but the past two nights I've have issues viewing BM, on my iPad and iPhone! I could reach the home page but when I then tried to open My Activity Streams, the page goes through the process of loading but when finished, I got was a blank screen! Admittedly, the iPad is fairly old but I also use an iPhone 8 Plus which is 5 months old and experienced the same issue however, I've been able to view the site properly on both, since around 00:40 this evening! Is this likely to be a result of the attack or more likely to be me or my equipment (Oo er missus)
  12. Stash VNE

    Silly boy, you've made a mistake, that's the formula for converting a SWMBO into a SWTSSBO. Don't worry, it's a simple mistake easily amended, just replace 'Q=C^t' with 'AC/DC', plug it and then stand back and admire how your stash will fit in, regardless of how many kits you have! Of course, these could just be the ramblings of a poor demented sole....
  13. As has already been said, great build and I do particularly like your take on the identification markings
  14. Wingnut Wings announcement

    As I stated in the post around Christmas time, O/400 plus Short 184 or an FK.8 but equally, I'd go for a Gunbus, Bristol Scout or BE.2!
  15. Anti-Virus Software

    Another vote here for AVG! Started with AVG Free and later migrated to the full version and have never had any issues nor found either version, intrusive.
  16. Short Jokes II The Sequel

    It took me a second....
  17. Another Poor Sales Quarter For Hornby

    Now, this is a very simplistic view and there will be far more reasons involved but having occasionally considered starting a layout, when I look at the costs involved, Hornby, along with the likes of Bachmann, Peco, etc., the pricing for the subjects and scale, that interest me, are too expensive for me to justify and my opinion is that Model Railways has become a rich mans pastime! I don't have the same interest in Scalextric but would again suspect that price is behind slow sales and neither ranges could be considered to be within the pocket money range of the majority of kids! Not that all plastic kits can be excused of being within the pocket money range but at least a starter kit can be bought for a reasonable price and I just hope that these two brands don't drag Airfix down with them! I also accept that kids aren't the only target for Hornby (Airfix), Hobbico (Revell) and others and that the more mature person probably accounts for the majority of sales but as I said at the beginning, this is a very simplistic view!
  18. Rum

    Pussers Red Label for me, just on its own, why anyone would want to dilute their drink is beyond me... My mother used to drink Captain Morgan's and Tonic Water, one Christmas Eve (1977ish) we visited family a few doors down and as usual, my mother was presented with her tipple, as she entered. Now, my family have never been shy when pouring drinks and the glass was 6 inches tall and just over half full and predominately rum. After taking a sip, she mentioned that it was a little strong and could she have a touch more tonic. Another sip and again, a little strong and could she have yet more tonic. A third sip and still strong but what the hell, she decided to drink it, as it was and 30 minutes later having got the taste, asked for another, which was duly presented and consumed. While a 3rd glass was being prepared, my brother-in-law walked in and announced that maybe it wasn't a good idea, as the tonic, was in fact a 100+% proof, white rum brewed by some locals in Jamaica, that he had become friendly with during a holiday and had bought some back, in an empty Schweppes Indian Tonic Water bottle and then placed it in the drinks cabinet, without telling anyone! My mother, being a game old bird, still drank the 3rd glass, then had 2 more 'normal' drinks before she had to carried home and put to bed! Those were the days....
  19. Westland Wyvern S.4, Trumpeter 1/48

    Nice, liking that a lot The Wyvern is possibly my favourite FAA aircraft from the 1950's period (but only possibly as there's the Sea Fury, Scimitar, Sea Venom, Firebrand, Firefly Mk.V etc, etc.), here's a link to mine... https://www.flickr.com/gp/98691772@N02/018sF1
  20. Got one in the stash and have recently managed to get hold of the Model Alliance Wings of Silver Pt.1 decal sheet, which has Fury Mk.I's and Mk.II's so I'll be watching Like you, I plan on 'upgrading' the cockpit and have thought about showing the engine but think that may be a step to far...
  21. It's a Liberator, what's not to like plus it's a show winner for sure
  22. Another Denial of Service Attack

    Hi Mike, did you have any luck with the above steps?
  23. Alleycat

    Regretfully, my experience of Alley Cat under the new ownership, is one of poor customer service. I will state that I have always received my orders, usually after 6-8 weeks but only after chasing my order though, I've very rarely ever had a reply to my messages! How long does it take to reply to an email requesting information, be it asking for stock information or an update of orders? A few minutes at the most and surely only a common courtesy when taking somebody's money! I don't know how many customers Alley Cat have, but I wouldn't have thought the company is over-run with email requests and whilst he may well be posting on Facebook, not everyone uses it!
  24. Fuel economy

    Surely, that's just common sense, oh wait a minute, that died years ago....
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