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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1110 on: July 07, 2018, 04:42:05 pm »
If the caller display shows 'International' I just ignore it. If it's a member of the Royal Family in trouble I'm sure they'll leave a message :laugh:

No point me or George calling you then if we have a forum problem.   ::)   :P

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1111 on: July 14, 2018, 07:24:05 pm »
Tomorrow I shall be attending a Teddy Parachute Drop at my Grandchildrens local church. Apparently, and it distresses me greatly ;), the eldest of the three, who is 5 years old, seems to have no idea what a 'Teddy' actually is!
Her plan was for her entry into the competition to be a fluffy tiger, or some such. When her Nanny said it should be a Teddy, she was totally non-plushed and couldn't see the problem.

So tomorrow, as the clock on the church tower launch pad strikes the half hour after 1:00pm, rather than a glorious array of wonderful teddy bears descending from the above, it is highly likely that my eyes will be assailed by a loud, brash and dare I say gaudy collection of objects floating down, ranging from Unicorns, through Smurfs and large-eyed Princesses (without an ounce of stuffing between them), to every Disney character you care to name - and even Pooh is most definitely NOT a teddy bear!

I mean, what IS the World coming to? :confused2:

Roosevelt will probably turn in his grave! :o









But the kids will love it! :D - the parachuting toys, not the grave-turning bit! :no:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1112 on: July 14, 2018, 11:18:32 pm »
I trust you'll be going dressed as a Teddy Boy? :D

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1113 on: July 15, 2018, 12:18:31 am »
Her plan was for her entry into the competition to be a fluffy tiger, or some such. When her Nanny said it should be a Teddy, she was totally non-plushed and couldn't see the problem.


i thought the teddies were fully plushed??
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1114 on: July 15, 2018, 08:27:14 pm »
Her plan was for her entry into the competition to be a fluffy tiger, or some such. When her Nanny said it should be a Teddy, she was totally non-plushed and couldn't see the problem.


i thought the teddies were fully plushed??
New maybe, but they tend to be de-plushed by little fingers.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1115 on: July 15, 2018, 09:47:27 pm »
Just an update on the parachuting Teddies....

A grand time was had by all, and over 50 assorted treasured cuddlies floated down from the parapet of the church tower. Happily the majority were in fact teddy bears, though the odd penguin, unicorn, toothless dragon, and dog braved the descent. Some sailed serenely down, some were swept into trees and bushes, and more than a few merely plummeted as their 'chutes failed to deploy in time. Star performer - I'm biased - was my 5 year old grand-daughters entry. This was eventually agreed to be a teddy (after much cajoling and parental persuasion), in fact one of two fine brown bears that her Nanny had given her from her own special collection some years ago. As the Jump Master flung young teddy out into the void, his parachute filled most opportunely and he floated down to land, to the utter surprise of the man making souvenir badges, directly upon the man's head! Happily no real damage was done to either character, though as a precaution young teddy, in common with all other contestants, was rapidly stretchered off to the nearby Medical Table, where tender care was administered, plasters and bandages were carefully applied, and he was returned to his proud owner.
There were no winners, no losers, and cake and orange juice was available to all for a donation to church funds.
And it was a glorious sunny day!

So a happy ending in the unhappy thread.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1116 on: July 25, 2018, 09:19:16 am »
Very unhappy yesterday ,I went down the shed in the morning opened the windows and put the fans on to try and cool it down.
My mate came in the afternoon to test some locos ,and due to this unusual weather and my laziness I have found major electrical problems with isolation gaps closed up NO IRJs just cut track ,even some switches not working , so I wish I had taken the time to fit the IRJs  it might have made a difference .
One track in the fiddle yard  that wasnít pinned down very well had actually expanded so much that as the train passed it was hitting the train on the next line .
Oh well I suppose in the winter the gaps will be so big that the wheels will drop into them and the train will de rail ,itís all part of having a model railway.
Running evening will have to be cancelled again tonight.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1117 on: July 25, 2018, 10:02:15 am »
Cut a hole high up in the eaves of the shed, fit a flap controlled by a green house window opener. It will reduce the problem..

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1118 on: July 25, 2018, 11:40:44 am »
I donít expect the IRJs would have made a difference, Bob. It must have got really warm in your shed. My railway room is in a well insulated loft and I havenít had any issues. Do you have the walls and roof insulated?
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1119 on: July 25, 2018, 03:32:00 pm »
Malc , yes the walls are insulated and fitted with plasterboard ,plus two inch thick polystyrene in the roof .
The Q , that might be the answer or an extractor fan ,fittedvas high as I can.
Thanks guys  at the moment itís too hot to do any work on or in the shed but I will try bigger air vents first as they are reasonably cheap and my future son in law can help fit them for me.
Bob Tidbury

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1120 on: July 25, 2018, 04:05:08 pm »
I have insulated two garden sheds and half of my block garage that was used to house tropical fish tanks.

I used Celotex/Kingspan that is used in new buildings and extensions. It has roughly twice the insulatory values of Polystyrene. Polystyrene will also hold a lot of moisture if you do not leave air gaps when fitting it. In a fire the toxic fumes it gives off will get you in a confined space.

In my block garage it was a pleasure to go into the fishroom in the weather we are having...the insulation works both ways. My wooden sheds are both now used for model railway purposes, but do not stay quite as cool as the garage.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1121 on: July 26, 2018, 08:15:03 am »
Celotex isn't that great in a fire for fumes either, as it's what the insulation was in Grenfell tower. However It's perfect for a shed. If the fire has reached through the shed walls to the celotex:
A, you won't save the Shed,
B, It's time to stand well back and wait for the fire brigade..

Remember to double glaze the windows, It makes a big difference. I just screwed on acrylic plastic over the windows, with a couple of small holes at the bottom to let out any condensation..

 If you really want to go over the top then fit one of these (scaled to the shed) with a air control flap inside. it's what I did, it's very effective... this isn't mine though.




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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1122 on: July 26, 2018, 01:35:17 pm »
Celotex isn't that great in a fire for fumes either, as it's what the insulation was in Grenfell tower. However It's perfect for a shed. If the fire has reached through the shed walls to the celotex:
A, you won't save the Shed,
B, It's time to stand well back and wait for the fire brigade..

Remember to double glaze the windows, It makes a big difference. I just screwed on acrylic plastic over the windows, with a couple of small holes at the bottom to let out any condensation..

 If you really want to go over the top then fit one of these (scaled to the shed) with a air control flap inside. it's what I did, it's very effective... this isn't mine though.



Or go really over the top from here:  http://www.weathervanes-direct.co.uk/train-weather-vanes.asp

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1123 on: July 26, 2018, 02:02:54 pm »
oooH, How can I get one of those without SWMBO finding out the price?

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1124 on: July 26, 2018, 02:17:54 pm »
oooH, How can I get one of those without SWMBO finding out the price?

You'll have a bit of trouble trying to smuggle it by her, as well...
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