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      PhotoBucket are no longer permitting 3rd party hosting   01/07/17

      As most of you are now painfully aware, Photobucket (PB) are stopping/have stopped allowing their members to link their accumulated years of photos into forums and the like, which they call 3rd party linking.  You can give them a non-refundable $399 a year to allow links, but I doubt that many will be rushing to take them up on that offer.  If you've previously paid them for the Pro account, it looks like you've got until your renewal to find another place to host your files, but you too will be subject to this ban unless you fork over a lot of cash.   PB seem to be making a concerted move to another type of customer, having been the butt of much displeasure over the years of a constantly worsening user interface, sloth and advertising pop-ups, with the result that they clearly don't give a hoot about the free members anymore.  If you don't have web space included in your internet package, you need to start looking for another photo host, but choose carefully, as some may follow suit and ditch their "free" members at some point.  The lesson there is keep local backups on your hard drive of everything you upload, so you can walk away if the same thing happens.   There's a thread on the subject here, so please use that to curse them, look for solutions or generall grouse about their mental capacity.   Not a nice situation for the forum users that hosted all their photos there, and there will now be a host of useless threads that relied heavily on photos from PB, but as there's not much we can do other than petition for a more equitable solution, I suggest we make the best of what we have and move on.  One thing is for certain.  It won't win them any friends, but they may not care at this point.    Mike.
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I remember that film!

1 hour ago, CedB said:

 

A classic. As advertised in 'Crazy People':

 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Julien said:

I remember that film!

 

That's the film I've been trying to think of. I remember it had Dudley Moore and Darryl Hannah in it. Just as well it wasn't a Jag; anybody remember the slogan for that one?

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6 hours ago, TonyTiger66 said:

I'm out of 'likes' again. 

 

I feel that there will be derision and persecution. But I bought a 32 year old (1985) Volvo 240GL (2,3 litre).

 

 

Best regards

TonyT

How do you get on for spares for the older models? We have a company nearby that specialises in parts for the older cars. Even Volvo in Sweden come to them for spares. The main dealer I use (when necessary) have just done a bare metal restoration of a P1800 for Volvo UK, as part of their classic collection. Nice to know I have such highly regarded specialists nearby.

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I bought a ticket on Ryanair. I just love sitting for 90 minutes with my knees tucked underneath my chin.

 

John.

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18 hours ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

How do you get on for spares for the older models? We have a company nearby that specialises in parts for the older cars. Even Volvo in Sweden come to them for spares. The main dealer I use (when necessary) have just done a bare metal restoration of a P1800 for Volvo UK, as part of their classic collection. Nice to know I have such highly regarded specialists nearby.

I often found it was easier to get parts for older cars. My 59/948 and 65/1200 Heralds and my 59 Ford Pop I could have parts for in a couple of days. My 98 Astra my current drive the local garage had to get a starboard front gaiter from the archieves Vauxhall/Opel in Germany.

Oh, just bought some chicken legs.

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22 minutes ago, Darby said:

just bought some chicken legs

At least your chicken will be able to walk now - how nice of you.

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Did it have floats before then?

Are you sure it's not a duck?

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A Promodeller Dornier Arrow (not pictured) and this...

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A lovely Lakland Skyline 'Duck Dunn' bass, my new baby

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57 minutes ago, Avereda said:

A Promodeller Dornier Arrow (not pictured) and this...

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A lovely Lakland Skyline 'Duck Dunn' bass, my new baby

 

I do like a Fender Jazz bass.

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6 minutes ago, Beard said:

 

I do like a Fender Jazz bass.

Precision body with a Jazz neck this one, knackered old fingers finding it hard to get around a Precision fretboard these days

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On 03/07/2017 at 1:13 AM, Gorbygould said:

Personally, I think that's great (I avoided saying “ it's grrrrreeeeaaaat”, oh damn I didn't). I've been considering a similar move from my Skoda Octavia. It's nice to have all the up-to-the-minute gadgety bits, but when they go wrong…. :crying:

 

Thanks :)

I tried a still old, but more 'modern' Volvo. Similar to your Skoda, it had quite a bit of Audi in there. That's quite nice, but I got a big shock.

 

Here in Oz, Automatic transmission is very popular. Moreover my left arm is pretty seized up at the elbow, so although I love manual, auto makes sense these days.

 

I didn't realise, but in the newer Volvo I had (5 cylinder Audi engine), the Automatic gearbox oil/transmission fluid is cooled through the main radiator. Like the water for the engine.

 

All very well until the radiator bursts on a 41°C day. Then mixes the transmission oil with coolant. Sending this horrible gloopy soapy mix into the engine water coolant channels. The same soapy grot to the Automatic transmission.

 

A really good way to ensure an astronomical garage bill, as a knock on effect of something as simple as a burst radiator. Apparently modern large Ford Mercedes, more, use the same system.

 

If you have a car like this, before this nightmare can happen, ask a good mechanic to set up an independent transmission cooler/radiator in the car. It can save a lot of heartache.

 

Like you, I've gone back to 'simple' . An engine bay where I understand most everything and things look like they should. Hands with 15 fingers each, 6 inches long and 4mm across, aren't essential for most repairs (I admit I did once own a FIAT X1/9.  It was 27 years ago and I'm still in therapy for the flashbacks :undecided:).

 

I have no onboard computer. Somehow I'm relieved :D:penguin:!

 

On 03/07/2017 at 3:17 AM, CedB said:

 

A classic. As advertised in 'Crazy People':

 

 

 

It's so true Ced :lol:!

 

I'm sure that the first car I drew, with a wax crayon, was Volvo 'box' shaped. I have to say, the P1800 is certainly no box. How I would love one of those :heart: 

 

I'm out of likes. Not being unappreciative. Back soon with some likes and a few more words.

 

People are a lot kinder on Britmodeller about vehicle choices than some so called 'social' forums. I tried Faceache and it made me want to get a noose out :hanging:!

 

Horrible. Closed it (although it takes two weeks to close :confused: ).

 

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TonyT

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42 minutes ago, Avereda said:

Precision body with a Jazz neck this one, knackered old fingers finding it hard to get around a Precision fretboard these days

 

So it is, I hadn't looked that closely.

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On 03/07/2017 at 7:21 AM, bentwaters81tfw said:

How do you get on for spares for the older models? We have a company nearby that specialises in parts for the older cars. Even Volvo in Sweden come to them for spares. The main dealer I use (when necessary) have just done a bare metal restoration of a P1800 for Volvo UK, as part of their classic collection. Nice to know I have such highly regarded specialists nearby.

 

They sound really useful to know about :nodding:.

Please could you send me a PM with their details?

 

There is a good Volvo club scene here (not dance music ;)). They help a lot with parts. A company called 'Repco' is also pretty good. I also used a UK based company called 'German and Swedish' in the past (also good for keeping older Mercedes on the road). 

 

I have found, as @Darby wrote, that for me, since the mid 90's certain older cars  are far cheaper to maintain than newer ones. I remember that for a Triumph GT6 I had around 1997, I got a replacement starter motor from a car spares shop in Strensham for £20 exchange. A year later one for my Renault Safrane was over £300 and took two weeks to arrive :frantic: .

 

Then onboard computer issues on an Omega, almost getting me arrested and involving a helicopter, thanks to me grovelling about under the car, stranded in a car park at Heathrow at 3a.m :o! Shining a light down at me from the helicopter and using a megaphone :(!

 

After a brief flirtation with Peugeot, my wallet is now safer with 'old and simple'.

 

The thing with these cars is to make sure the inner and outer sills are good. On saloons, as far as I can ascertain, even pattern sills are very expensive. I guess it's the crash protection/strength thing.

 

Also interior plastics are hard to find. It's still all a lot cheaper than running a modern vehicle. Plus there's the advantage of no instalments, no more depreciation, in fact a slow appreciation in value.

 

Alright for an increasingly creaky old codger like me :clif: !

 

Best regards

TonyT

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Zvezda Mig29 some paint, and some new trosuers and shorts 

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Well a few different scales for a new project;

trumpeter 1/350 S-100 Schnellboot, lovely little kit with PE

Aoshima 1/2000 USS Lexington and USS Essex aircraft carriers

Hasegawa 1/12 meeting room desks and chairs.

 

All the best Chris

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Apparently, according to the e-mails I've just received, the Caracal 1/72nd ANG F-51 sheet and the Special Hobby 1/72nd SB2C-5 Helldiver are on their way to Wez Towers, hopefully they'll be there before I get back from holiday!

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8 hours ago, jrlx said:

Now I must stop buying more models...

 

 

I think I've heard that somewhere before! :D 

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A selection of evergreen plants for the garden. :snail:

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On 03/07/2017 at 19:45, PhantomBigStu said:

Halfords Dove Grey and Appliance white

Somebody building a Rivet Joint?

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21 hours ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

Somebody building a Rivet Joint?

 

Nope, An airbus 350...wish I checked the dove grey before buying, way too brown, used polar grey instead then that ran out so brought another can 

 

also popped to my local for some gloss varnish, none left so I impulsivly left with an airfix JP starter set. Got to order another 16 pounds worth of kits so I can get the gloss varnish via amazon. 

 

 

 

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More stuff for the stash.

 

The decals get flagged as suspicious by Paypal because of the word "Syria"...

 

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On 03/07/2017 at 9:07 PM, TonyTiger66 said:

I have no onboard computer. Somehow I'm relieved :D:penguin:!

No you're blessed,those things are revenge from someone that was very miffed in the car industry....

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On 7/2/2017 at 0:17 PM, CedB said:

 

A classic. As advertised in 'Crazy People':

 

The late, great JT Walsh!

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