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  1. Hi Paul, my wife sufffers with this in her hands.Doc said it was age related shaking and there was nothing to do about it. She has got to the stage where she will not eat out as I have to cut her food up more often than not.


    Me  I have carpel tunnel syndrome and arthritic hands so my modelling days are done.

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  2. On 1/17/2019 at 7:26 PM, Sabrejet said:

    Well here goes some more. This time a breaker near Manston in Kent, which I think was called Westwood's.


    Vauxhall Velox (?):



    Karmann Ghia:




    Daimler (Majestic Major?) and Humber Snipe to left:




    A Jaguar which would probably nowadays be a desirable restoration prospect:




    Triumph Mayflower and another Minx Californian to the right:




    Austin 16s:




    Ford V8 Pilot:




    Series IV Humber Super Snipe:



    Nuther Daimler:




    Sunbeam Alpine Series IV:




    Sunbeam Talbot 90 and Ford 100E Pop/Anglia/Prefect at right:




    And this one we managed to buy (for £200 if I recall): it was a rare 4-speed manual 289 V8; engine and gearbox went into a Cobra replica and the rest went to a Mustang enthusiast:




    Finally, serious kudos if anyone knows what this is: I'll leave it for a bit and then announce the winner in a day or two:




    So what was the answer

  3. Digressing slightly for a moment. Is 3rd reich music on YouTube and the like blocked in Germany and is it an offence to play it?Perhaps one of our German members would tell me.


    As for my feelings I am  sorry that the sins of former generations still sit uneaserly on today’s.


    (speaking as someone who was nearly killed in the womb by a V2 that hit the buildings next door to the hospital while my mother was in labour)


  4. 5 hours ago, Vince1159 said:

    We all know cats aren't the brightest bulbs in the shop but why on earth,when they fall off a window sill whilst asleep and land on a coffee table do they jump back up and go back to sleep (just happened to mine)...

    Come on Vince,could you do that then?

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  5. Pete regarding the Healey could be genuine. I speak as having owned  four big Healey’s two 100/6 and two mk two’s in the 1970’s. The  handling was diabolical with standard rear tyres when drive enthusiastically so the mod was to fitJag XJ6 ones instead  viewed from above you could see tread. That was a no no to plod who had nothing better to do so an  enterprising chap made extensions in glass fibre to circumvent this. If the one you saw had gone back to genuine wheels and tyres it would look horrible without binning the mod

  6. I care not for the aircraft  it just junk now. My thoughts and feelings are with those who died and those who loved them. My thoughts are also with those who have to deal with the aftermath of this tragedy. 


    If if you really want to know how this happened put pprune up and read what the pilots,wannerbe s and armchair pundits will tell you what went wrong. The dead are hardly mentioned.

    must people speculate rather than wait for the official enquiry?

    bye the way one of our illustrious red top papers called it a NAZI aircraft.


    Sorry but I had to get this off my chest!

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  7. Nice one. I have just aquired a Beyer Garratt from Ebayuk for £56 inc postage. I have wnted one since it was released and at the age of 73 I now have it! As I have hand trouble I can only model or 10-15 minutes before taking 1/2 hour break. Don't hold your breath for pic's just yet! This is my first attempt at the hobby for about 2 years.

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  8. hovis,

    You are not alone I also have a Black Dog trying to destroy me at the moment. If I had an answer for you I would gladly give it. Try and remember this is you are not what the dog thinks , you are better than that.It does not always work but I find it does on occasions. Try to tell someone your feelings be honest and dont be afraid to cry(I have done so many times)You are no less of a man for that. Heavy burdons can't be carried alone,shared problems can be lighter and in time you may be able to boot the black dog up the bottom!

    Posted with Love


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  9. On 19/02/2018 at 11:14 PM, keefr22 said:


    Back last summer the missus & I were in Alresford when they were moving a West Country class loco from the Watercress to visit the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Brilliant manouvering by the driver to get out of the station car park, down the narrow station approach road & then to negotiate the T junction at the end! 







    Can't read the number is it "Swanage"

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