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Title: Happy thread
Post by: Deleted Member on March 30, 2011, 06:08:29 pm
Hi pipsies, now tell us what makes you happy  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: SymonC on March 30, 2011, 07:04:27 pm
My wife,
My daughter,
My job (yes really!)
My new n gauge layout (when I get started!)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on March 30, 2011, 07:05:26 pm
Well I've just done some ballasting and I'm letting it dry.  Hopefully I can finally use my first DCC train once it's dry. :o :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on March 30, 2011, 09:30:18 pm
Well I just checked it, and it's no where near dry.   >:(  Should that have been in the angry thread?!   ;D  One good thing though, I used Woodlands Fine Ballast, and I'm very pleased with the results so far.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: OwL on March 30, 2011, 09:36:09 pm
Class 58's, Beer, Money, N Gauge, Low Government taxes. :Class37:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: findus on March 30, 2011, 10:10:08 pm
My trainee wife
my daughter
my bikes
my bottle of jameson  :angel:
the thought of me having the next five days off work, all for one important day.. DELIVERY OF LAYOUT  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  Hurry up tank!!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on March 30, 2011, 10:14:16 pm
 ;D  I want it gone!!!!!

Tomorrow I'm having to clear what's next to it, so I can get it down the loft stairs.  It's going to be hard work.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on March 30, 2011, 10:38:30 pm
What makes me happy?

My Guinea Pigs,
Fish
Tortoises
Mrs Dreyfus - most of the time(!)  ;D
Model Railways
Portsmouth FC - well, not all of the time...but they are at present!
The Muppet Show
Vaughan Williams
Writing
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: findus on March 30, 2011, 10:49:42 pm
What makes me happy?

The Muppet Show


did you not mean  :NGaugeForum:  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on March 30, 2011, 10:54:08 pm
What makes me happy?

The Muppet Show


did you not mean  :NGaugeForum:  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

Harsh!  ;D

Of course  :NGaugeForum: makes me happy. On the other hand, I'm happy to take the role of Waldorf, if someone wants joins as Statler. We can sit on the sidelines and heckle!  ;D

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: findus on March 30, 2011, 10:57:43 pm
What makes me happy?

The Muppet Show


did you not mean  :NGaugeForum:  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

Harsh!  ;D




Your all amazing really  :-[
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: findus on April 01, 2011, 08:12:36 pm
Its layouts eve tonight  ;D  tomorrow i take delivery of tanks layout and cant wait.. let the party commence..  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on April 01, 2011, 08:17:04 pm
Yep, it's in the garage.  Hard work getting it out of the loft, but made it. :thumbsup:  And the NGF wagons are on their way too.  ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: findus on April 01, 2011, 08:21:20 pm
Yep, it's in the garage.  Hard work getting it out of the loft, but made it. :thumbsup:  And the NGF wagons are on their way too.  ;)

Sweet.. oh and i would like a forum mug too..  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on April 01, 2011, 08:53:12 pm
Oh!  Well I don't stock them, I just send them out when ordered. :-\
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on April 01, 2011, 09:06:03 pm
Things that make me Happy.

Opening my eyes each morning.
My Wife
My little Dog
Going for a Walk every Day
My Layout and doing things to it that I thought I would never be able to do.
Getting on the www and enjoying several forums like this one.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: findus on April 02, 2011, 11:40:47 am
HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHOOOHOOO, im so happy very happy :music: ballasting was a success and used the same shade as original back in the good ole 70s cleaned andtested locos minor few adjustmenties and we are perfect ;) :D :D :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:im  happy its out the way now cos........ for an old 45 disabled me its... its hard you know :'( OH VIOLINS PLEASE ;D ;D ;D :Class31:


a link just for you! http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_h05F3UfKBho/S5V1hq9k2RI/AAAAAAAAAaQ/iFQCk0cdCXY/s1600-h/worlds-smallest-violin.jpg  :smiley-laughing:

No on a good note thats great your done! are you now running trains? and i still see no progress pictures  :(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: cloughie on April 09, 2011, 08:49:21 am
my old boss rang me up and offered me a full time job, so as from Monday I am back on the containers, going to load at Coventry and take it down to Tilbury, just got to sort out a P.P.E. bag for the A.D.R. side of things and get some carpet glue from B & Q.
Any one want any photos of any thing to do with containers :camera:

cloughie
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on April 09, 2011, 11:47:30 am
That's great news. :beers: The downside will be less modeling time!  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on April 09, 2011, 12:27:33 pm
That is great news cloughie, really pleased for you mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on April 09, 2011, 02:27:29 pm
 :thumbsup:  Excellent news buddy.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Vulcan on April 09, 2011, 04:56:54 pm
Cake  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: cloughie on April 09, 2011, 05:06:41 pm
cheers gang, after 3 years of doing agency work, ie 1 to 3 days work a week it`s back to full weeks and away all week (apart from the motor going in for service every 6 weeks) so I only get back at week-ends but at least I can now afford to get the wood to get the next board down and get the viaducts up and still pay the  house  bills. ;D  ;D ;D
cloughie
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Irish Padre on April 10, 2011, 09:20:03 pm
Some great happy news on here ;D ;D ;D

My happy news is; am 40 today ???  :beers:and my beautiful wife has bought me not one but two Union Mills locos - a 3F and 'cauliflower'. 3F in my hand and other one on order. And she took me to Gaugemaster where I bought some necessary items and gazed longingly at many others.............................

More good news is that I sold my layout on eBay, without making too much of a loss :smiley-laughing:

So I can now build my double-track Peco planned circuit on a 3'6" by 2'3" board, and I've bought the track and Morley controller already!!! Lots of layout construction coming up!!!

David

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on April 10, 2011, 10:08:32 pm
Well happy birthday  :beers: you lucky swine, 2 locos!  :thumbsup:  must get my missus to read this one  ::)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on April 17, 2011, 04:06:42 pm
Got to be happy today... :wave: Feeling very lucky.  

Apparently 92 tornadoes touched down in North Carolina yesterday, 26 of them in the Raleigh area. :o  About 22 people died in North Carolina (several in the Raleigh area) and probably double that across the six states the storm passed through. :(  A lot of damage caused, including a DIY superstore south of Raleigh just torn down.  There was hail the size of golf balls.  The tornadoes are unbelievable - they travel for miles at about 50 miles an hour with winds up to 160mph, but where one house is gone, the neighbour can be almost undamaged.  The biggest one that destroyed the DIY store was reported to be 3 miles wide and travelled for 63 miles... this one stopped being grounded 10 miles before it passed over us.  That's how lucky we were.

A lot of people lost everything.  It isn't quite the Japanese tsunami, but it makes building my layout seem a bit trivial.  I'm waiting to hear if they need me as a volunteer to help clear up.

The DIY superstore:

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/Tornado/04n110417_tornado-pg-horizontal.jpg)   (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/Tornado/06n110417_tornado-pg-horizontal.jpg)

Ordinary houses badly damaged and 80ft pine trees snapped in half

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/Tornado/07n110417_tornado-pg-horizontal.jpg)

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/Tornado/06TORNADO0418-pg-horizontal.jpg)

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/Tornado/10n110417_tornado-pg-horizontal.jpg)  (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/Tornado/4daa8210-6211-56f5-94fd-57d78788a77f-220x165.jpg)  (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/Tornado/4dab5138-ae6a-662e-12e7-8ae8d1b95af4-220x146.jpg)

A map of the tornadoes.  We are in Wake County where a lot of the red dots are:

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/Tornado/0418-nat-TORNADOclr-web2.gif)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on May 01, 2011, 12:11:17 pm
Very scary stuff Mark.  I hope you're all well and nothing has happened to you.....or your layout. ;)  All the best.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: OwL on June 17, 2011, 10:59:18 pm
Good Friends and family. All ways makes me happy :)  :) :thumbsup:

Looking forward to a nice cosy peaceful sleep in the next few minutes dreaming about my future superlayout! :smiley-laughing: :sleep:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 17, 2011, 11:19:47 pm
Cloughie - am I there yet? Yes, bud. You made it. Well done!

Mustermark - scary stuff. Keep safe. I have a business contact in Christchurch, New Zealand and twice they've been hit by earthquakes. Hah - seems all we worry about is the weather. I'm happy when it's sunny, and happy when it's lashing down 'cos it's a good excuse to stay in and work on the layout planning. 
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: OwL on June 17, 2011, 11:23:21 pm
Any news on Cloughie? I havent seen him on the site for ages! I hope he is well.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on June 18, 2011, 09:18:20 am
Any news on Cloughie? I havent seen him on the site for ages! I hope he is well.
He was last active on this board on 04/06/2011 no sign of him in here  sinse  :(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on June 18, 2011, 04:23:54 pm
I'll drop cloughie an email see how he is, if you read back this thread he got a full time job so may not have time for modelling much and even less for the forum.

I get to post my bit on the Happy thread now

A couple of months ago the company my wife works for got bought over in a pretty aggressive take over, out of 23 positions 20 were being made redundant as operations were being moved down South.  The commercial arm of the company was staying with the original owners and she was invited to apply for a job there as an admin bod, the residential side of the business was going to the new company but still based up here, so she applied for a receptionist position there too.

On Tuesday & Wednesday of last week she had the 2 interviews, she didn't get the commercial job, then she was told she hadn't got the residential job either, however, they had seen the need for an office manager, someone to oversee both the Dundee & Forfar offices and they offered her that instead  ;D ;D  As they saw she was on minimum wage they also said there would be a pay rise for her too, she got home on Friday and yes, she did get a pay rise, I worked it out at about 23%  :o :o

I am delighted for her as she really deserves it and (this is the best bit) I'm getting a shed so I can get a layout up and running again  :beers:

Now if the daft sods in the Government can make a decision based on strategic considerations and not just close RAF Scotland just because that's what Tories do  :evil: come the announcement in July, I just wont be happy, I'll be positively skipping up the garden to my new shed  ;D  Keep everything crossed for me guys  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 18, 2011, 04:32:32 pm
Lawrence - not just happy news but GREAT news in the current climate. Congrats to your missus :thumbsup: Whose idea was the shed, though :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on June 18, 2011, 06:10:03 pm
Superb news Lawrence and Mrs Lawrence! :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on June 18, 2011, 06:25:47 pm
Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Lawrence up there in the tundraland known as Scotland
Well done that lady :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: lesmond on June 18, 2011, 06:31:49 pm
That's a great result, Lawrence, congratulations to you and the good lady.

Can we have a shed ribbon cutting picture  ;D?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Irish Padre on June 18, 2011, 07:15:36 pm
Great news - well pleased for you both!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on June 18, 2011, 07:38:34 pm
Nobby - to be honest, it's her (Della) treat, we saw a really solid 8x6 pent today and the guy said he cold put the door at the gable end rather than the front which I would prefer, so hand built, delivered and erected for £535 but it comes with 19mm log cladding (not just thin boards) and a proper lock & key.  I thought it was a bargain  ;)  Problem is, Della seems keen for me to put the shed on the other side of the garden, the problem with that is that I could happily get an 8 x 10 on that side, whether or not she will pay for it is another matter  ::)

Les - what a great idea, I guess that as Della is paying for it she will have to cut the ribbon!  I would say that's the last time she will get near it, unfortunately she is rather good with building scenic sections and actually enjoys getting stuck in with layers of plaster and newspaper  ::)  I may need a bigger lock  :smiley-laughing:

I have passed on your congratulatory messages and she is absolutely delighted with all your replies.  Should we ever all get together one day I'll make sure she provides some of her trademark cupcakes  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on June 18, 2011, 07:52:16 pm
I'll drop cloughie an email see how he is, if you read back this thread he got a full time job so may not have time for modelling much and even less for the forum.



I am delighted for her as she really deserves it and (this is the best bit) I'm getting a shed so I can get a layout up and running again  :beers:


Do remember that he strongest locks need to be on the inside to stop interrupters coming in and spoiling your fun. A 'men only' sign on the  outside can also be a great help
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: lesmond on June 18, 2011, 08:15:44 pm
I find a "Danger of Death - Keep Out" sign from a (defunct, don't trespass, whatever you do as it's deadly dangerous) electricity substation usually does the trick.

And a great big bolt on the inside  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 18, 2011, 08:18:15 pm
If you have a lifting flap across the door that generally solves the issue. An extreme measure would be to electrify the door handle :evil:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: lesmond on June 18, 2011, 08:33:27 pm
Hi Lawrence,

That's a cracking shed at a very fair price. There is some awful rubbish about, with nasty thin boards and gaps all over the place.

Did you price the bigger one? If there wasn't a big difference, and finances permitted, I'd go for the big one, myself, on the principle of "better to be looking at than looking for"
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on June 18, 2011, 10:30:56 pm
Some good news and some bad news, the bad news first is Cloughie is out of action because his computer has kicked the bucket but he is working on it.

The good news is I spent most of the last couple of days getting parts and rebuilding my own desktop computer, turned it on, loaded the latest Linux Mint 11 operation system onto it and it works like a dream.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: lesmond on June 19, 2011, 09:40:00 am
Bad news about Cloughie's PC - did he lose much data?

Good news about Mint however. I use XP with a Windows 2000 server in work, and am going to abandon MS software entirely when XP support ends. Windows 7 is very nice, but has too many toys, and 8 looks like nothing I'd want, so far.

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on June 22, 2011, 01:19:37 pm
The shed is ordered  :beers:  6x8 pent, with the door on the "gable" end and a second window in the front wall at no extra cost  ;D  Delivery is set for July 14th, then the hard work really begins  ::)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on June 22, 2011, 04:14:46 pm
The shed is ordered ........... Delivery is set for July 14th, then the hard work really begins  ::)
I suspect what he means when he makes the point about 'hard work really begins' is that he expects a mob of us to turn up and do the job for him  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: poliss on June 22, 2011, 04:34:34 pm
I bags foreman. I'm good at leaning on a shovel. ;-)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on June 22, 2011, 07:10:41 pm
The shed is ordered ........... Delivery is set for July 14th, then the hard work really begins  ::)
I suspect what he means when he makes the point about 'hard work really begins' is that he expects a mob of us to turn up and do the job for him  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

Au contraire Jon, au contraire, anyway I'll make sure they shut the border that day  ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on June 22, 2011, 08:53:01 pm
Good luck with the shed Lawrence, I have my layout in a backyard shed and its great.

Here is a great little song to celebrate your new project.

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Irish Padre on June 25, 2011, 07:27:36 pm
My happy news: Mrs Padre riding a bike for first time in 20 years: she has ME so things like this are a big deal!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: grumbeast on June 25, 2011, 07:40:46 pm
That is indeed fantastic and happy news!, congrats to Mrs Padre!

Graham
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on June 25, 2011, 07:47:46 pm
Indeed good news.
Congratulations to Mrs Pardre from me as well
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on June 25, 2011, 07:55:51 pm
Kids ::)..........  1st tonight comes the good news........sons found his partner, our grandson and himself a 3 bedroomed house after being stuck in a single bedroom timeshare flat for 3 +years.
Then comes the spoiler  :'(
   ''Can you and mum lend(?) us the deposit please. At least till we sell the flat''.........yeah right  ::)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: lesmond on June 25, 2011, 08:26:22 pm
Well done to Mrs Padre - ME is a nasty one  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: poliss on June 25, 2011, 09:14:26 pm
Lend us? I refuse on the grounds of bad grammer.  :evil:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on June 25, 2011, 09:19:08 pm
.....bad grammer.  :evil:

What about bad spelling?!  ??? ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: lesmond on June 25, 2011, 09:22:59 pm
80% per day interest usually does it.... :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: poliss on June 25, 2011, 09:32:32 pm
Their ahh sertain worms I allways spell rong. Grammer is oen of them.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on June 25, 2011, 09:37:10 pm
 ;D :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: poliss on June 25, 2011, 09:42:05 pm
I remember my first spelling test, fifty two years ago when I was four years old. I got 9/10 right. The one I got wrong was 'one'. I put 'oen' because that's how it sounded. The secret of learning to read is having a young blonde teacher with red painted fingernails.  :evil:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 25, 2011, 10:43:45 pm
Why did you paint your nails red? :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: poliss on June 25, 2011, 10:51:16 pm
So I could hide in a cherry tree of course.  ::)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 25, 2011, 11:08:48 pm
Watch out - there's a Georg Washington about :evil:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on June 26, 2011, 01:11:04 am
I remember my first spelling test, fifty two years ago when I was four years old. I got 9/10 right. The one I got wrong was 'one'. I put 'oen' because that's how it sounded. The secret of learning to read is having a young blonde teacher with red painted fingernails.  :evil:


And a very short Mini Skirt :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on June 26, 2011, 09:20:19 am
Wood members pleese refrain from making jokes and fun of other members dislexic keyboards. They are all some members can aford and it can be very hurtfull to keep being remindeded about it. >:(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: OwL on July 10, 2011, 07:15:43 pm
Chinese food :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 15, 2011, 11:29:37 am
It's Friday - thank Crunchie (oops - is that advertising?) :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: tadpole on July 15, 2011, 11:49:32 am
It is indeed, you should've said: "It's Friday - thank generic chocolate-honeycomb confectionery bar of a brittle nature".

You were right about the  :beers: though, so I think we'll forgive you.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Geoff on July 15, 2011, 02:38:55 pm
I like Fridays it means I am home away from work yippee makes me happy walking out of work at the weekend.

Me and the wife are drinking Bacardi Breezers this weekend that will make me extremely happy...
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: lesmond on July 15, 2011, 03:17:34 pm
So I could hide in a cherry tree of course.  ::)

Was that not originally to do with elephants  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 15, 2011, 03:48:35 pm
So I could hide in a cherry tree of course.  ::)

Was that not originally to do with elephants  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:?

I thought they painted their feet yellow so they couldn't be seen upside down in a bowl of custard (scrapes barrel as hard as possible)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on July 15, 2011, 03:50:41 pm
They moved on - too many people knew about the custard and the cherry trees.

Elephants that sit in trees
Really hate Dutch Elm disease
In the boughs they sit and sun
A branch gives way down they come
Grumpily sat in the plants
Picking splinters from their pants

Beware craters beneath trees
Lest they have Dutch Elm disease
For from on high there may thump
An elephant in a grump
In the bushes sat resigned
Peeling you from his behind
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 15, 2011, 03:57:36 pm
They moved on - too many people knew about the custard and the cherry trees.

Elephants that sit in trees
Really hate Dutch Elm disease
In the boughs they sit and sun
A branch gives way down they come
Grumpily sat in the plants
Picking splinters from their pants

Beware craters beneath trees
Lest they have Dutch Elm disease
For from on high there may thump
An elephant in a grump
In the bushes sat resigned
Peeling you from his behind


 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: lesmond on July 15, 2011, 05:16:42 pm
They moved on - too many people knew about the custard and the cherry trees.

Elephants that sit in trees
Really hate Dutch Elm disease
In the boughs they sit and sun
A branch gives way down they come
Grumpily sat in the plants
Picking splinters from their pants

Beware craters beneath trees
Lest they have Dutch Elm disease
For from on high there may thump
An elephant in a grump
In the bushes sat resigned
Peeling you from his behind


That one has rounded Friday off rather well....  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: OwL on July 15, 2011, 11:15:16 pm
 :NGaugeForum:  Makes me happy  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: findus on July 15, 2011, 11:23:04 pm
:NGaugeForum:  Makes me happy  ;D

 :NGaugeForum: and  :Class37: makes me happy  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: OwL on July 15, 2011, 11:24:56 pm
:NGaugeForum:  Makes me happy  ;D

 :NGaugeForum: and  :Class37: makes me happy  :thumbsup:

 :NGaugeForum: and  :Class37: and  :Class31: and  :A1Tornado: and  :Class91: I suppose even this  :Class414: makes me happy :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: findus on July 15, 2011, 11:36:19 pm
:NGaugeForum:  Makes me happy  ;D

 :NGaugeForum: and  :Class37: makes me happy  :thumbsup:

 :NGaugeForum: and  :Class37: and  :Class31: and  :A1Tornado: and  :Class91: I suppose even this  :Class414: makes me happy :thumbsup:

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: OwL on July 15, 2011, 11:39:24 pm
I must be happy because im watching the chronicles of riddick on ITV, It's a rubbish film, but for some reason im more than happy to watch :camera:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: tadpole on July 16, 2011, 01:15:44 am
Mock the week (r) on dave does it for me.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 16, 2011, 11:52:28 am
Mock the week (r) on dave does it for me.

I don't think it was the same without Frankie Boyle, but he decided that having a foul mouth was funnier than actually being very clever
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: OwL on July 16, 2011, 01:16:49 pm
Im off to the Battlefield line preserved railway. The reason why im so happy is because the missus has agreed to come with me! And that is rare for her to indulge my hobby!

Pictures to follow later, hopefully the rain wont spoil it to much...........

Im watching the Golf at the moment drinking a nice cup of tea :NGF:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 22, 2011, 08:21:11 pm
It's Friday, I am relaxing with a great cup of Italian coffee, some choc chip cookies, and of course the  :NGaugeForum:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Alex on July 22, 2011, 08:49:07 pm
More than happy today. Just got the boss to fork out £250 on a 90k service (it's a 59 plate) and another £225 on some tyres for me van. :smiley-laughing:

Alex
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jonathan Clapp on August 01, 2011, 07:50:47 pm
lots of lovely stuff coming in from the garden currently.
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/Jonathan_Clapp/cukes06.jpg)

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 01, 2011, 08:50:55 pm
Very nice John!

Well, I've had a better day than yesterday.  I'm now on Co-codamol, and anti inflammatories for my back, so I can walk around a bit now.  More good news is that I won a Dapol Class 58 in Coal Sector livery for £64 (normally about £90), and three NSE Mk1 coaches for £25 (inc postage) on eBay.  I also bought two gaugemaster decoders at £18.50 each when they're normally about £28 each.

:beers:

I'm very tempted by a Class 86 in RES livery for £65.  But I shouldn't.....   :-\
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: lesmond on August 01, 2011, 08:52:19 pm
Good news about the back, better news about all the loot!! Well done  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: OwL on August 01, 2011, 09:04:24 pm
Tank:

 :evil:This is the voice of the dark one. Buy the 86....Buy the 86.....Buy the 86 :evil: whoa hahahahahahahaha (Evil Laugh)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 01, 2011, 09:09:19 pm
:D  Well, it would look good double heading with my other 86.  I blame Porkie for this.  If I hadn't have seen his two 86's on his layout....   >:(


 ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on August 01, 2011, 10:05:53 pm
Very nice John!

Well, I've had a better day than yesterday.  I'm now on Co-codamol, and anti inflammatories for my back, so I can walk around a bit now.  More good news is that I won a Dapol Class 58 in Coal Sector livery for £64 (normally about £90), and three NSE Mk1 coaches for £25 (inc postage) on eBay.  I also bought two gaugemaster decoders at £18.50 each when they're normally about £28 each.

:beers:

I'm very tempted by a Class 86 in RES livery for £65.  But I shouldn't.....   :-\

Nice to see you got medication to help your back pain Chris, :thumbsup: wish I could take some of it but it interferes with my other medication, I bet you are happy cause living with pain gets you down. :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 02, 2011, 08:49:07 am
Thanks mate.  Yes, the pills are working.  The worst thing is waking up and not being able to move.  I'm trying to get through that barrier now!  :D  I have a Screwfix order arriving today, but luckily I know the driver, so he can bring it inside for me.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: cloughie on August 02, 2011, 10:17:39 am

  The worst thing is waking up and not being able to move.



thats the drink Chris :beers: 
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 02, 2011, 12:13:00 pm
Thanks mate.  Yes, the pills are working.  The worst thing is waking up and not being able to move.  I'm trying to get through that barrier now!  :D  I have a Screwfix order arriving today

That seems a bit extreme - I'm sure medication would be better and less painful ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 02, 2011, 12:19:16 pm
LOL  It's a new technique from the doctors!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 05, 2011, 07:27:45 pm
I just bagged a bargain on eBay....a secondhand American Dynamics PTZ dome camera for £400.  It was advertised at £475 plus £20 postage.  Usually about £2500 new.  VERY happy chappy, as I've wanted one for ages. :D  I just hope it works!!!!!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on August 05, 2011, 08:51:26 pm
Nice buy Chris, are you going to use it for security in your Layout room  ??? ???
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 05, 2011, 08:53:47 pm
Kind of!  :D :D :D  It will be on duty guarding the whole front of the house, and spying on the neighbours.  ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on August 05, 2011, 09:05:14 pm
Kind of!  :D :D :D  It will be on duty guarding the whole front of the house, and spying on the neighbours.  ;)

Naughty naughty.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 05, 2011, 09:39:21 pm
No, I'm only joking.  I just want to make sure my castle is protected. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: OwL on August 05, 2011, 09:46:19 pm
Air,

I feel realy lucky and happy to breath air every day :thumbsup: Heres to air :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: grumbeast on August 06, 2011, 07:32:20 am
Well despite feeling like crap after the flight... My family and I are now officially moved back to the UK yaaay.. And my wife has an interview Monday, and I have one Tuesday!  Don't even take possession of the house till Monday and all our stuff is in mid atlantic...give me half a week and I may even be able to think straight again

Graham
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 06, 2011, 09:28:36 am
Well, that's a big move!  I hope it all goes smoothly.  Good luck with your interviews.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: cloughie on August 06, 2011, 09:33:08 am
welcome home Graham and family ;D :wave:
my the first thing that falls out of the container be the kettle, did you order the :NGF: mugs, and have you got the address of the local chippy :smiley-laughing:
cloughie
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on August 06, 2011, 09:33:51 am
Welcome back to good old Blighty Graham...... :thumbsup:
And hope the interviews go well for you both :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: OwL on August 06, 2011, 11:26:14 am
Well despite feeling like crap after the flight... My family and I are now officially moved back to the UK yaaay.. And my wife has an interview Monday, and I have one Tuesday!  Don't even take possession of the house till Monday and all our stuff is in mid atlantic...give me half a week and I may even be able to think straight again

Graham
All the best Graham, fingers crossed for the interviews :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: lesmond on August 06, 2011, 05:44:38 pm
Well despite feeling like crap after the flight... My family and I are now officially moved back to the UK yaaay.. And my wife has an interview Monday, and I have one Tuesday!  Don't even take possession of the house till Monday and all our stuff is in mid atlantic...give me half a week and I may even be able to think straight again

Graham
All the best Graham, fingers crossed for the interviews :thumbsup:

What he said, and welcome back  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on August 07, 2011, 09:03:04 am
Welcome back from the colonies. Hope the move in works out well and the future is good.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 08, 2011, 07:50:54 am
Welcome back to good ole Blighty.
Keep us posted on the interviews! :wave:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jonathan Clapp on August 09, 2011, 07:11:41 pm
so, Im curious as can be about DELETED MEMBER..?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 10, 2011, 10:11:14 am
so, Im curious as can be about DELETED MEMBER..?


It's a member who has been deleted...   I could try and put up a different name, but I thought that one was to teh point! :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jonathan Clapp on August 10, 2011, 11:38:43 am
yeh, thanks.  but I missed the action,  what does one have to do to get banned here?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 10, 2011, 11:40:24 am
Annoying people! :angel:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 10, 2011, 11:40:37 am
Having moaned about BT in the angry thread, I am happy to be be back on line today - YAY! :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 12, 2011, 05:29:46 pm
After my post in the Angry Thread about todays disaster, I'm happy again due to a good friend coming round with his MIG welder a bit later on.  Also, I had two new Gaugemaster chips arrive today, which went into my Coal Sector Class 58 and my Class 86 in RES.  That's 4 loco's that are DCC now, lucky me.   8) ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 12, 2011, 06:25:58 pm
After my post in the Angry Thread about todays disaster, I'm happy again due to a good friend coming round with his MIG welder a bit later on.  Also, I had two new Gaugemaster chips arrive today, which went into my Coal Sector Class 58 and my Class 86 in RES.  That's 4 loco's that are DCC now, lucky me.   8) ;D

Blimey Chris - if your mate came round with his MIG, where did he land it ;D
In my humble opinion, the MIG and the T34/85 were the best things to emerge from Russia.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on August 12, 2011, 07:33:54 pm
so, Im curious as can be about DELETED MEMBER..?

Curious screen name to choose - that must be John Wayne Bobbitt?!?  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on August 12, 2011, 08:13:47 pm
I could certainly offer some alternative names  :evil:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on August 12, 2011, 09:00:58 pm
Not just Happy but Very Happy, some of you will know from the angry thread that I was waiting for the results of blood tests after a needle stick accident, well I got the results back yesterday and everything is OK, thankfully I dont have to worry about the  (http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/snoozer/moderator.gif)
anymore instead I can (http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/icq/biggrin.gif) , again.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on August 12, 2011, 09:04:51 pm
Fantastic Oldrailbug.  Great news.  Must be a huge weight off.  I'm happy for you.  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 12, 2011, 09:09:34 pm
Not just Happy but Very Happy, some of you will know from the angry thread that I was waiting for the results of blood tests after a needle stick accident, well I got the results back yesterday and everything is OK, thankfully I dont have to worry about the  ([url]http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/snoozer/moderator.gif[/url])
anymore instead I can ([url]http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/icq/biggrin.gif[/url]) , again.


Fantastic news, Dave. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on August 12, 2011, 09:11:50 pm
Fantastic Oldrailbug.  Great news.  Must be a huge weight off.  I'm happy for you.  ;D

Thanks for that my friend, it was the most stressful week I have ever had but thankfully its all over now, it is very heartwarming to have a group of friends wish you well in a situation like this so thanks everyone for your kind wishes.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on August 12, 2011, 09:13:00 pm
Not just Happy but Very Happy, some of you will know from the angry thread that I was waiting for the results of blood tests after a needle stick accident, well I got the results back yesterday and everything is OK, thankfully I dont have to worry about the  ([url]http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/snoozer/moderator.gif[/url])
anymore instead I can ([url]http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/icq/biggrin.gif[/url]) , again.


Fantastic news, Dave. :thumbsup:



Thanks Nobby.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 13, 2011, 09:08:16 am
Great news mate!  What a huge relief for you.  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: galway on August 13, 2011, 03:22:19 pm
Thats great news dave.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: lesmond on August 13, 2011, 07:26:43 pm
That's the best news in a good while, oldrailbug, really glad you are ok  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Les
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on August 13, 2011, 09:46:38 pm
Thanks everyone, can put my mind at ease now, would hate to go through that again.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on August 15, 2011, 09:19:57 am
Thats fantastic news :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: tadpole on August 15, 2011, 10:42:22 am
 ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 15, 2011, 06:59:10 pm
I've just won a  GF Class 101 3 Car in NSE livery on eBay for £50. :beers: :Class414:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: lesmond on August 15, 2011, 09:06:49 pm
I've just won a  GF Class 101 3 Car in NSE livery on eBay for £50. :beers: :Class414:


Woohoo  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 15, 2011, 09:14:34 pm
I've just won a  GF Class 101 3 Car in NSE livery on eBay for £50. :beers: :Class414:


Woohoo  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Lesmondo - nah, that's the sound a kettle makes ;D
Well done, Tank - sounds like you got a real bargain there :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: lesmond on August 15, 2011, 09:15:52 pm
I know, I'm trying to turn him... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 15, 2011, 09:55:44 pm
Never!  The closest you'll get me to having a kettle is the possibility of the Tornado! :A1Tornado:  But, I shall repaint her in a certain livery!!!!   :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 15, 2011, 09:57:50 pm
Never!  The closest you'll get me to having a kettle is the possibility of the Tornado! :A1Tornado:  But, I shall repaint her in a certain livery!!!!   :smiley-laughing:

Ohhhhh Nooooooooooooo - which would that be then? NSE or camouflage :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 15, 2011, 10:01:49 pm
It'll be a surprise!  :D  She'll look nice with toothpaste stripes though.....
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: cloughie on August 16, 2011, 09:11:52 am
It'll be a surprise!  :D  She'll look nice with toothpaste stripes though.....

uncouth youth :P, it was bad enough when some yobs painted a deltic purple :-[ :o
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: OwL on August 20, 2011, 05:37:12 pm
X factor and Celebrity Big Brother are back.......

Please dont worry, I havent suddenly gone reality TV mad, it's just that my missus is addicted to these shows, and heres the happy thread moment:

When she is busy watching these shows, I get quality un-nagged modelling time. With X-factor being on till x-mas, i can book unhindered N-gauge time every sat/sun until December ;D ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 20, 2011, 05:58:04 pm
X factor and Celebrity Big Brother are back.......

Please dont worry, I havent suddenly gone reality TV mad, it's just that my missus is addicted to these shows, and heres the happy thread moment:

When she is busy watching these shows, I get quality un-nagged modelling time. With X-factor being on till x-mas, i can book unhindered N-gauge time every sat/sun until December ;D ;D

Happy days, Dave. :thumbsup: Why not get her the DVD's as Xmas presents to prolong the N gauge time :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: OwL on August 20, 2011, 06:08:21 pm
X factor and Celebrity Big Brother are back.......

Please dont worry, I havent suddenly gone reality TV mad, it's just that my missus is addicted to these shows, and heres the happy thread moment:

When she is busy watching these shows, I get quality un-nagged modelling time. With X-factor being on till x-mas, i can book unhindered N-gauge time every sat/sun until December ;D ;D

Happy days, Dave. :thumbsup: Why not get her the DVD's as Xmas presents to prolong the N gauge time :smiley-laughing:
Good idea, however she would expect me to watch them after the Queens speech, no fun for me :'( :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 25, 2011, 01:45:11 pm
Happiness is........................
A chicken curry from our local buttie van :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: grumbeast on August 25, 2011, 08:27:33 pm
While I'm too exhausted to really be happy..

I got the Job I had the interview for, have moved into my house, have most of the boxes unpacked and am putting vinyl tile down in the
new garage in anticipation of building benchwork REALLY SOON! :)

so I'm now from Gloucestershire, not NS.  Its good to be back but I do need a holiday, and the wife says that if I'm good I can go
to the International N gauge show in Sept!

yaay!

Graham ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 25, 2011, 08:35:08 pm
Glad to hear you made it back to the UK!  :)  And well done about the job.  A huge relief no doubt!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 25, 2011, 08:49:07 pm
While I'm too exhausted to really be happy..
I got the Job I had the interview for, have moved into my house, have most of the boxes unpacked and am putting vinyl tile down in the
new garage in anticipation of building benchwork REALLY SOON! :)
so I'm now from Gloucestershire, not NS.  Its good to be back but I do need a holiday, and the wife says that if I'm good I can go
to the International N gauge show in Sept!
yaay!

Graham ;D
Sounds like great news all round :thumbsup: Exhausted you must be - stay good and we'll hopefully see you at TINGS :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: tadpole on August 26, 2011, 09:23:18 am
>>and the wife says that if I'm good I can go to the International N gauge show in Sept!

Whoah! Who wears the trousers in that house??

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bikeracer on August 26, 2011, 08:34:49 pm
I got the new Xbox "Deus Ex" game today.
I've played both the two previous versions on the PC.

Allan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: grumbeast on August 26, 2011, 09:04:08 pm
>>and the wife says that if I'm good I can go to the International N gauge show in Sept!

Whoah! Who wears the trousers in that house??



:) :) Like any smart man, the wife :) ... she controls the pocket money!

seriously she's awesome, how many women suprise you with a Kato e5 Tsubasa Shinkansen (with extra cars at that!) for Fathers Day  ;D

G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on August 27, 2011, 07:32:01 am
>>and the wife says that if I'm good I can go to the International N gauge show in Sept!

Whoah! Who wears the trousers in that house??




:) :) Like any smart man, the wife :) ... she controls the pocket money!

seriously she's awesome, how many women suprise you with a Kato e5 Tsubasa Shinkansen (with extra cars at that!) for Fathers Day  ;D

G


Crikey your Wife sounds awesome and has great taste in trains, maybe she could give a few tips to those blokes who's wives really do wear the pants. (http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/big_he_and_she/girl_in_love.gif) 
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on September 05, 2011, 05:27:04 pm
My car passed its MOT today with no work needed (it's 6 years old). Yippee! No nasty surprises to take money out of my pocket before TINGS :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on September 05, 2011, 08:54:15 pm
My car passed its MOT today with no work needed (it's 6 years old). Yippee! No nasty surprises to take money out of my pocket before TINGS :thumbsup:

Good for you Nobby its always nice to get things like that out of the way with little or no cost. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: findus on September 06, 2011, 12:16:18 pm
Just got back from an amazing week away in italy
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on September 06, 2011, 03:10:33 pm
Just got back from an amazing week away in italy

Steady, Findus. Any follow up post could get censored! :angel:
Seriously, hope you had a great honeymoon. I've many great memories of Italy :wave:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: findus on September 06, 2011, 04:36:51 pm
Just got back from an amazing week away in italy

Steady, Findus. Any follow up post could get censored! :angel:
Seriously, hope you had a great honeymoon. I've many great memories of Italy :wave:

thats why it was a very short post  :o
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pete Mc on September 09, 2011, 10:54:09 pm
My car also passed its mot on monday after failing last friday.Only needed a track rod end,its a 12 year old Skoda Octavia 1.9tdi,best car I've ever owned.Who says they don't build em like they used to?
They're built far better than they used to.
Only cost me 65 quid,loads of money left for TINGS which I'm going to on sunday.Yayy.
Working saturday though.Boooo!
Hope to see some of you there.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Alex on September 11, 2011, 09:37:14 am
I don't normally blow my own trumpet but my 9th book has just been published, Gloster Gladiator Vol2. Initial reviews are looking good so I;'m well chuffed.

Alex
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on September 11, 2011, 10:23:07 am
Hope the book does really well Alex........
Love the picture on the cover...........http://modelingmadness.com/scotts/books/m3/9114.htm  ;) :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on September 11, 2011, 10:53:30 am
I don't normally blow my own trumpet but my 9th book has just been published, Gloster Gladiator Vol2. Initial reviews are looking good so I;'m well chuffed.

Alex


Excellent - here's to good sales :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Alex on September 11, 2011, 12:47:14 pm
Thanks guys. I've been researching/writting for the past 10 years now so I'm having a well earned break for the next couple of years.

More time to concentrate on N Gauge :wave:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: poliss on October 14, 2011, 07:00:54 pm
My GP has now got an online appointment/repeat prescription system. No more being put on hold on the phone anymore.  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bikeracer on October 14, 2011, 07:45:03 pm
My GP has now got an online appointment/repeat prescription system. No more being put on hold on the phone anymore.  ;D

Wait until you come to use it and need a quick appointment.

I've been using that system for a couple of years or so,it's fine for booking appointments a few weeks down the line and works well,but if I need to see a doctor the same day I have to drive to the surgery for 8am and physically book an appointment at reception.

Never been able to book on the phone at 8am,the calls are always answered with the "to use ringback" blurb and I never do, so the phone disconnects at their end and it's several redials with the same outcome before I eventually get through,then I'm always told there are no appointments left for that day.

I'd like to know the secret of getting through on the phone like the people who have got the appointments.

Our pharmacy is at the surgery so I just phone them for repeat prescriptions.

Allan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pete Mc on October 30, 2011, 07:20:44 pm
Do you know when you have one of those days when absolutely everything that can go wrong does go wrong?

Well,today for me has not been one of those days.
I got up at 10,and did a bit on the layout,then got ready to go to my dads for dinner.Around 3ish I went home and started working on the layout once more and everything I've done has been absolutely spot on.I'm now testing or playing with it now and soon I will be getting ready to go out for some beer.What a marvellous day its been.Watch someone mess it up!
Pete
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Alex on November 02, 2011, 10:33:34 pm
Hi,

Got first pay rise in 3 years, 6.8%. More to spend on trains. Shhh don't tell the misses, she thinks it's hers. :smiley-laughing:

Alex
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on November 03, 2011, 05:49:25 am
Doesn't take much to make this old geezer happy, I finally decided what direction to go with names and themes for my new layout, (wonders will never cease)  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bikeracer on November 08, 2011, 11:47:22 am
WoooHoooo....my Atlas turntable and motor arrived today and I've revamped my track plan to incorporate easements.

Allan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 08, 2011, 11:58:05 am
WoooHoooo....my Atlas turntable and motor arrived today and I've revamped my track plan to incorporate easements.

Allan

Hi Allan - not too much, I hope after the difficult 'birth' it had! :wave:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bikeracer on November 08, 2011, 12:21:13 pm
Not really altered it much but I thought it would help the transition onto and off the gradients from the upper level.
Sitting here waiting for the drizzle to stop so I can cut some more baseboard wood to size.

Allan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 10, 2011, 08:12:52 am
Yay what timing

The taxman has finally given me a nice cheque (which is of course my money he took in excess earlier in the year!) and as I go to spend it I find Hattons has slashed the prices on a ton of goodies.

Wheee....


Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on November 10, 2011, 09:18:48 am
Lucky man!

I had a cheque for £24 a few months ago.  It didn't even dent the overdraft!   :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 10, 2011, 09:42:21 am
Yay what timing

The taxman has finally given me a nice cheque (which is of course my money he took in excess earlier in the year!) and as I go to spend it I find Hattons has slashed the prices on a ton of goodies.

Wheee....


And of course, the taxman has paid you the interest on your money he has had for months ??? ::)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 10, 2011, 11:43:37 am
And of course, the taxman has paid you the interest on your money he has had for months ??? ::)

Alas not, nor is he giving me 6 months to pay the VAT on the Hattons order so he gets 20% back straight away.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bikeracer on November 10, 2011, 04:38:17 pm
Just got back from "Total N Gauge" with twenty five sets of points and a full pack of flexitrack,a hundred metre reel each of red and black dropper wire,pair of track cutters,pot of fine ballast and four Oxford miniature vehicles.

Hoping to start putting some baseboard sections together later after a cup of tea to revive myself after such an arduous shopping trip.

Allan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: polo2k on November 10, 2011, 05:43:53 pm
Just got back from "Total N Gauge" with twenty five sets of points and a full pack of flexitrack,a hundred metre reel each of red and black dropper wire,pair of track cutters,pot of fine ballast and four Oxford miniature vehicles.

Hoping to start putting some baseboard sections together later after a cup of tea to revive myself after such an arduous shopping trip.

Allan

Did I mention its my birthday later this month  ;D  :thumbsup:  ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: poliss on November 10, 2011, 05:53:32 pm
Silly time of year to have a birthday. Far too close to Xmas. You should move it to summertime like the queen did.  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: polo2k on November 10, 2011, 05:56:47 pm
I dont mind having one then too (and a national holiday if they're going too) ;D

What ya gettin me then?  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: SymonC on November 10, 2011, 05:58:19 pm
All the best people have their birthdays in November :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: poliss on November 10, 2011, 06:05:04 pm
Queen Victoria (gawd bless her, tugs forelock) and Bob Dylan's birthdays are the 24th of May.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on November 10, 2011, 06:10:12 pm
All the best people have their birthdays in November :thumbsup:

... and all the best to people who have unbirthdays in November  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on November 10, 2011, 07:05:58 pm
Silly time of year to have a birthday. Far too close to Xmas. You should move it to summertime like the queen did.  ;D

Does that mean polo has to be a queen too?   :-* :-*
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: polo2k on November 10, 2011, 08:06:43 pm
Silly time of year to have a birthday. Far too close to Xmas. You should move it to summertime like the queen did.  ;D

Does that mean polo has to be a queen too?   :-* :-*

NEWS TO ME !!!  :o  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pete Mc on November 10, 2011, 08:09:08 pm
Hi all,I'm off work till sunday afternoon now,tomorrow I'm going to Rail's of Sheffield and am gonna take a drive to Olivia's Trains to look at sound chips for n gauge.
Firstly,at Rail's I'm gonna have a look at a 121 from Dapol,just to see if it has a place on my layout,I'm gonna buy a Farish 101 dmu which as the original release date was August 16th,this will be my birthday prezzie from me dad.I'm also gonna buy some seep motors,probably 8,and look at a newly released class 03 shunter.
When I home,no doubt I'll have to have a play with my new dmu and start fitting some point motors.
Pete
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 10, 2011, 08:30:30 pm
Hi all,I'm off work till sunday afternoon now,tomorrow I'm going to Rail's of Sheffield and am gonna take a drive to Olivia's Trains to look at sound chips for n gauge.
Firstly,at Rail's I'm gonna have a look at a 121 from Dapol,just to see if it has a place on my layout,I'm gonna buy a Farish 101 dmu which as the original release date was August 16th,this will be my birthday prezzie from me dad.I'm also gonna buy some seep motors,probably 8,and look at a newly released class 03 shunter.
When I home,no doubt I'll have to have a play with my new dmu and start fitting some point motors.
Pete

Hi Pete - you'll be lucky if you see a green 121 as I checked today and they're not in at Rails yet. If you do see one, IT'S MINE OK!!
Happy Shopping :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Fimb on November 11, 2011, 07:24:59 am
All the best people have their birthdays in November :thumbsup:

... and all the best to people who have unbirthdays in November  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Just had mine this week, and 2 of my boys this month as well
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on November 12, 2011, 11:15:34 am
Bit late then, but happy birthday!  :D

I'm happy as I've just got a Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner spray, and a new brasso for stripping off any future coaches I want to repaint/vinyl.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on November 12, 2011, 01:14:40 pm


I'm happy as I've just got a Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner spray, and a new brasso for stripping off any future coaches I want to repaint/vinyl.

Don't let the missus know or you might find yourself doing more domestic chores with them...... ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: galway on November 12, 2011, 03:04:34 pm
Hooray, had problems with a J94 I bought (see different topic), thought I had bought a lemon.  :'(

Thought I'd attempt to fix it so got it out of box today and put it on test track (oval of set track) didnt run well at first (all others do) so messed around with power connections from controller (it seemed to stall over the connections)  and what do you know now works perfect, seems needs a perfect power connection, added a few wagons and runs as sweet as a nut (never actually seen a nut running, no mirrors around when I'm on my toes!).

Problem solved, but wont tell missus, she felt sorry for me when it didnt run well before and said she buy me another engine as replacement.  ;D so double celebration :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on November 12, 2011, 03:06:37 pm
Don't let the missus know or you might find yourself doing more domestic chores with them...... ;D

 :smiley-laughing:  Yes, both locked away in the safe....and there are too many buttons for her to get in there!   :evil: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 12, 2011, 03:20:17 pm

Problem solved, but wont tell missus, she felt sorry for me when it didnt run well before and said she buy me another engine as replacement.  ;D so double celebration :beers:

Back of the net - result :thumbsup: Has your missus got an equally minded sister :evil:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: galway on November 12, 2011, 04:53:04 pm

Problem solved, but wont tell missus, she felt sorry for me when it didnt run well before and said she buy me another engine as replacement.  ;D so double celebration :beers:

Back of the net - result :thumbsup: Has your missus got an equally minded sister :evil:

Five of them but her three brothers are prettier  ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 12, 2011, 06:03:48 pm

Problem solved, but wont tell missus, she felt sorry for me when it didnt run well before and said she buy me another engine as replacement.  ;D so double celebration :beers:

Back of the net - result :thumbsup: Has your missus got an equally minded sister :evil:

Five of them but her three brothers are prettier  ;)
:o Gulp
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on November 12, 2011, 07:43:53 pm
Very happy :thumbsup: I had an appointment to visit the local hospital to see a Urologist for the 29th of this month, this would have entailed getting a "Digital Rectal Examination" something I hate, Friday I got a letter to tell me that the appointment has been re-scheduled to the 14th of March next year, phew saved by the bell (http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/elffy/Elffy_16.gif)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: polo2k on November 12, 2011, 08:20:24 pm
Very happy :thumbsup: I had an appointment to visit the local hospital to see a Urologist for the 29th of this month, this would have entailed getting a "Digital Rectal Examination" something I hate, Friday I got a letter to tell me that the appointment has been re-scheduled to the 14th of March next year, phew saved by the bell ([url]http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/elffy/Elffy_16.gif[/url])


Double bonus then!
Google "March 14th" and look for what the day is named (should be on the first page of results) Not a kid friendly title hence not linking :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on November 12, 2011, 08:24:15 pm
Very happy :thumbsup: I had an appointment to visit the local hospital to see a Urologist for the 29th of this month, this would have entailed getting a "Digital Rectal Examination" something I hate, Friday I got a letter to tell me that the appointment has been re-scheduled to the 14th of March next year, phew saved by the bell ([url]http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/elffy/Elffy_16.gif[/url])


Double bonus then!
Google "March 14th" and look for what the day is named (should be on the first page of results) Not a kid friendly title hence not linking :)


 ;D ;D ;D :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: polo2k on November 12, 2011, 08:26:07 pm
thought that might cheer you up ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: findus on November 21, 2011, 03:45:45 pm
Just waiting for a call from the estate agent to tell me i have a new house   :)
hurry hurry hurry  >:(

I have a new converted garage all to myslef! guess whats going to go in there  :-\            OK MY NEW LAYOUT  ;D

IT PLANNING TIME.

keep everything crossed for me  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 21, 2011, 03:50:10 pm
Now that's what I call timing - just right for composing the most incredible Christmas list for Santa. :smiley-laughing: :thumbsup:
Everything is crossed for you, Findus.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on November 21, 2011, 04:37:55 pm
Just waiting for a call from the estate agent to tell me i have a new house   :)
hurry hurry hurry  >:(

I have a new converted garage all to myslef! guess whats going to go in there  :-\            OK MY NEW LAYOUT  ;D

IT PLANNING TIME.

keep everything crossed for me  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Let us know how you get on mate


I too am quite happy as I actually spoke to Newportnobby for the first time today, he is quite posh you know  :o :o   ;)

It was a pleasure to do so, I must say :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on November 21, 2011, 06:39:04 pm
Very exciting Findus, good luck! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on November 21, 2011, 07:38:10 pm
Fingers are crossed for you Findus. Good luck.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 21, 2011, 07:43:00 pm

I too am quite happy as I actually spoke to Newportnobby for the first time today, he is quite posh you know  :o :o   ;)

It was a pleasure to do so, I must say :thumbsup:



Aw shucks, Lawrence. It was an unexpected pleasure to have a chat. I very much appreciate the call. Posh, my a**e!! :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 27, 2011, 09:49:19 pm
Three recycling bags, two bin bags and half a plastic recycling bag later I've finally started to beat the 'heap' from the office move (only 18 months ago) into shape. It's becoming a cross between Christmas, time team and one of those dire 'how clean is your house programs'. Finally however the floor and back wall have both been sighted!

I spent today alternating between 'wow I didn't know I had that still', 'what the .. is that bag of spares from' and 'why did I feel the need to pack away a box of small squares of spare wood'

Expect more in the for sale and freebies section soon !

Feels like a weekend well spent though
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: RichardBattersby on November 28, 2011, 08:36:27 pm
All the best people have their birthdays in November :thumbsup:

... and all the best to people who have unbirthdays in November  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Just had mine this week, and 2 of my boys this month as well

I agree, Mine was on the 1st! Still haven't got one of my pressies yet though! ???
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: findus on November 29, 2011, 07:53:53 pm
Just had the best news ever, i am now the owner of my own complete train room  ;D comes with a 3 bed house and garden  :D

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY FINDUS

IF I COULD I WOULD KISS YOU ALL THATS HOW HAPPY I AM  ;D ;D :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

now the small print

If the chance ever does come up that i can kiss you its only one and no tonge!  :P
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 29, 2011, 08:02:26 pm
Fantastic news, Findus - well done :wave:
It's OK thanks, I'll pass on your kind offer (believe it or not I read the small print without any artificial aid :o)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on November 29, 2011, 08:04:43 pm
Never mind the small print just buy me a pint! Great news and enjoy yourself, look forward to the layout updates.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on November 29, 2011, 08:06:36 pm
Great stuff mate, when's the party  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on November 29, 2011, 08:36:04 pm
Just had the best news ever, i am now the owner of my own complete train room  ;D comes with a 3 bed house and garden  :D

Excellent news.  Congratulations! :thumbsup:

If the chance ever does come up that i can kiss you its only one and no tonge!  :P

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: cookiescrumble on November 29, 2011, 09:26:21 pm
I passed my assessment today to be a Commercial Guard with South West Trains! Hopefully will have my interview before Christmas. So I'm rather happy at the moment!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on November 29, 2011, 09:30:35 pm
Well done mate! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on November 29, 2011, 09:34:43 pm
Well done!  Good luck with the interview.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: point blank on November 30, 2011, 07:38:25 am
Congratulations and good luck with the interview. We do things the other way around up north with the interview being the start of the process followed by the assessment.
I started my railway career as a conductor/guard 18 years ago and getting on the railway was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on November 30, 2011, 05:59:38 pm
After my post in the Angry Thread, Lendon's Model Shop have told me today that the 4CEP is back in stock and will be in the post tomorrow. :thumbsup:  

I think I'll leave this one in its Blue/Grey livery. ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on December 06, 2011, 12:38:37 am
Bad day at work (angry thread???).

Gin and tonic in my hand, a very cool new album playing on the stereo (listening thread...) and trains trundling round my track.  Happy way to wind down. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on December 06, 2011, 04:46:11 am
Very happy today, we decided to sell our caravan and go back to camping in a tent, to me tent camping is the only way to go :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pete Mc on December 06, 2011, 10:29:14 pm
Or sleeping rough as I like to call it.
 :smiley-laughing:

Pete
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on December 07, 2011, 12:57:34 am
Life's little mysteries

The barbecue, because after 2000 years working to invent ways to cook *out of the rain* on something better than a bonfire , it's for some reason better to cook outside on a bonfire in the rain and then spend a fortunate turning the outside fire back into a gas cooker with roof

The tent.. because having got as far as caves, houses and hotels its time to go back to sitting outside, then spending a fortune turning a piece of canvas into a small empire with multiple rooms, ensuite toilet and everything but an inflatable sink, connected of course to the even larger 4x4 powering said operation and providing wireless internet.

I get the feeling a lot of people missed the point, especially a festivals where you stroll past 4x4's connected up to mini-mansions that are far superior to much student accommodation we had.

Alan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on December 07, 2011, 01:38:21 am
Life's little mysteries

The barbecue, because after 2000 years working to invent ways to cook *out of the rain* on something better than a bonfire , it's for some reason better to cook outside on a bonfire in the rain and then spend a fortunate turning the outside fire back into a gas cooker with roof

The tent.. because having got as far as caves, houses and hotels its time to go back to sitting outside, then spending a fortune turning a piece of canvas into a small empire with multiple rooms, ensuite toilet and everything but an inflatable sink, connected of course to the even larger 4x4 powering said operation and providing wireless internet.

I get the feeling a lot of people missed the point, especially a festivals where you stroll past 4x4's connected up to mini-mansions that are far superior to much student accommodation we had.

Alan

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:I like that Alan but hey thats life :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: poliss on December 07, 2011, 03:50:05 pm
I was looking at Virgin broadband prices. Noticed that new customers were getting 30mbs and a wireless router for less than I was paying for 10mbs. Phoned them up and got my package changed to the same as the new customers. They are sneaky though. They say £8.50 for the first 3 months, (saving £30.00), but then they charge you £30.00 activation fee!
Still, I'll be paying £3.00 less a month for three times the speed.

So I'm happy that I'll be paying less, but not happy that I had to find it out for myself!  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: malfoy on December 09, 2011, 10:06:08 am
childhood memories of no internet.. no phones.. and only cassette players!!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 09, 2011, 12:27:12 pm
childhood memories of no internet.. no phones.. and only cassette players!!

Cassette players - luxury! Vinyl is king :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on December 09, 2011, 12:48:31 pm
childhood memories of no internet.. no phones.. and only cassette players!!

Cassette players - luxury! Vinyl is king :thumbsup:

I thought it was Elvis that was King  ???  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 09, 2011, 12:55:45 pm
childhood memories of no internet.. no phones.. and only cassette players!!
Cassette players - luxury! Vinyl is king :thumbsup:
I thought it was Elvis that was King  ???  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:

Elvis - PAH! Try George Jackson Churchward if we're talking Kings :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on December 09, 2011, 07:52:40 pm
Pretty happy today as I went to the doctors to get the results of my 6 monthly blood tests, everything was OK so i'm not to worried about the pains i've been getting in the guts lately, probably to many mince tarts and nuts  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on December 09, 2011, 07:54:37 pm
childhood memories of no internet.. no phones.. and only cassette players!!

Cassette players - luxury! Vinyl is king :thumbsup:

I thought it was Elvis that was King  ???  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:

I'm really sorry John, don't really know how to break this to you  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on December 09, 2011, 07:57:24 pm
Pretty happy today as I went to the doctors to get the results of my 6 monthly blood tests, everything was OK so i'm not to worried about the pains i've been getting in the guts lately, probably to many mince tarts and nuts  :thumbsup:

Great news Dave.  Must be a relief. :thumbsup:

You'll just have to give up the tarts!  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on December 09, 2011, 08:42:21 pm
Pretty happy today as I went to the doctors to get the results of my 6 monthly blood tests, everything was OK so i'm not to worried about the pains i've been getting in the guts lately, probably to many mince tarts and nuts  :thumbsup:

Great news Dave.  Must be a relief. :thumbsup:

You'll just have to give up the tarts!  :smiley-laughing:


And the tarts will just have to give up their nuts......... ;D ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Fifer on December 10, 2011, 07:34:52 pm
Makes me Happy I am not in the angry thread!!!!   :angel: :P :music: :beers:

Mike
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: polo2k on December 12, 2011, 05:44:48 pm
http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/30/chocolate-mocha-peanut-butter-marble-cake.aspx (http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/30/chocolate-mocha-peanut-butter-marble-cake.aspx)
Nuff said!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on December 12, 2011, 07:08:22 pm
Printed  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 12, 2011, 07:11:19 pm
Damn - I put 3lbs on just reading the link :(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on December 12, 2011, 08:14:02 pm
hi all  :wave:

just had my first trial go with my airbrush and all seemed to go well  :-\

just need to change the lightbulb in the room. and no i didn't spray it by accident, its one of those energy saving jobs so i cant see exactly how i did

may post some pics later if all went as well as i think

anyway im feeling happy for now  ;D

dave  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: polo2k on December 12, 2011, 08:17:29 pm

just need to change the lightbulb in the room. and no i didn't spray it by accident, its one of those energy saving jobs so i cant see exactly how i did


My local maplin have the SAD light boxes for £6!!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on December 12, 2011, 08:22:15 pm
thanks for the reply polo 2K

will have to have a look i thought about either a daylight simulation bulb or raiding my dads stash of 100W bulbs

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: polo2k on December 12, 2011, 08:25:08 pm
if they are 100w incandecants, it might be worth snaffling a few and ebaying tham in a few years as they are no longer made.
The SAD boxes are specifically designed for daylight replication.
If you have any friends who keep repltiles, their bulbs loose the UV filter after about a year. Often I throw out tubes that still light, but wont guve the snake the light he needs. Aslo available in different wavelengths.

Cracking online retailler for bulbs: Lyco.co.uk
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on December 12, 2011, 08:29:50 pm
hadn't thought about a reptile bulb  :-X

we have loads in the shop where i work will have to have a work in the bosses ear tomorrow  :angel:  :angel:

thanks for the tip  :thumbsup:

dave
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: polo2k on December 12, 2011, 08:34:13 pm
you work in a reptile shop?

IO have a corn myself: Bruce
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c171/polo2k/SDC10278.jpg)

And used to have another called sheila:
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c171/polo2k/SDC10199.jpg)
RIP
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on December 12, 2011, 08:42:20 pm
no i don't work in a reptile shop

but i do work in an aquatics shop which used to sell reptiles but due to curcumstances beyond our control we can no longer sell livestock
but we still sell the equipment  :)

the first pic would have my boss running for cover he hates mice, if someone comes in and asks for frozen mice ,etc ,he goes white and gets someone else to serve them  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: polo2k on December 12, 2011, 10:38:20 pm
hehe
the seccond has the end of a pinkie too :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pete Mc on December 17, 2011, 04:51:48 am
How do,I'm doing my last shift later today before finishing for my holidays from work for 10 days.

I'm gonna fill in the time I'm off with doing some work on the layout,playing with it,doing a bit of chrimbo shopping,sleeping,playing Xbox and eating a bit of christmas dinner.Oh,and spending a bit of time with the family then a bit more playing trains.Happy days ahead then. :beers:

Gonna drink some beer as well. :NGaugersRule:

Pete
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: brbluewill on December 18, 2011, 01:04:43 pm
away to the bell rock restaurant with the family for a big dirty fish supper ;D ;D ;D ;D happy days :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on December 18, 2011, 04:09:04 pm
away to the bell rock restaurant with the family for a big dirty fish supper ;D ;D ;D ;D happy days :thumbsup:

What's it like there, never usually get past Gayfield  ::)  not been for a while but the way Raith are playing this season I might be back up there next season  :(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: brbluewill on December 18, 2011, 04:26:00 pm
lawrence it is marvellous :thumbsup: had the all you can eat buffet  ;D ;D £7 a head and as much fish,chips,puddings,sausages etc as you manage.oh and theres salads for the wimps ;D ;D ;D and ice cream for pudding :thumbsup: so i'm now sitting here suffering ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on December 22, 2011, 11:16:45 am
I rang work this morning to ask if I could do the late shift as my little boy wasn't well last night, and I had little sleep.  My boss said that's fine.  11am and I get a phonecall to say don't worry about coming in and to have a great Christmas. ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on December 22, 2011, 11:36:05 am
B******, even though the rest of the base is shut, the senior sim instructor insisted we come in and do some testing, needless to say he has sat at his desk playing on his Ipad   >:(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on December 22, 2011, 11:44:50 am
And you're playing on the forum!!!   :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 22, 2011, 11:50:24 am
While posting an angry one in the Happy thread. Dearie me. ::) :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on December 22, 2011, 12:07:30 pm
 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: cookiescrumble on December 23, 2011, 12:27:54 pm
Just got a phone call from South West Trains offering me a job as a Gateline Assisstant!  :thumbsup: Didn't get the Guards job but at least I have my foot in the door now! Have a medical on the 18th January so hoping to get started soon after that.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 23, 2011, 12:42:13 pm
Just got a phone call from South West Trains offering me a job as a Gateline Assisstant!  :thumbsup: Didn't get the Guards job but at least I have my foot in the door now! Have a medical on the 18th January so hoping to get started soon after that.

Well done, that man :thumbsup: Keep us posted on how you get on. Fingers crossed :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on December 23, 2011, 01:28:38 pm
Just got a phone call from South West Trains offering me a job as a Gateline Assisstant!  :thumbsup: Didn't get the Guards job but at least I have my foot in the door now! Have a medical on the 18th January so hoping to get started soon after that.

Great news mate - have a very happy Christmas  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on December 23, 2011, 04:10:11 pm
Wasn't having a bad day, decided to walk up to the "Rub a Dub" got me coat on and it started hissing down, thought I'd play trains while I waited and postie arrived with this!

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/Railway/IMGP2162.jpg)

Cracked a bottle of Xmas stock and gave it a test run, its a little beauty even comes with its own loco crew and slow running? it makes me look as if I'm moving fast! Happy Boy or what! (Ixion Manor, for those not used to proper locomotives!)

Congrats to Cookie, good news on the job front at this time of year is most welcome.
Cheers and lots of  :beers:  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 23, 2011, 06:43:54 pm
Looks a really nice steamer :thumbsup: How does the green compare to the Dapol tank behind it (just in case the camera has 'lied')?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on December 23, 2011, 07:42:56 pm
I rang work this morning to ask if I could do the late shift as my little boy wasn't well last night, and I had little sleep.  My boss said that's fine.  11am and I get a phonecall to say don't worry about coming in and to have a great Christmas. ;D ;D ;D

That would have put a smile on your face Chris, hope the little chap is feeling better.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on December 23, 2011, 08:44:24 pm
Looks a really nice steamer :thumbsup: How does the green compare to the Dapol tank behind it (just in case the camera has 'lied')?

Its pretty close but as you've probabely noticed the Prairee is BR lined, not really my era but I wanted one. If I win the respray in the raffle I'll see what Chris can do with it.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on December 23, 2011, 08:58:09 pm
If I win the respray in the raffle I'll see what Chris can do with it.

Good luck with the respray mate

Guys & Gals - Don't forget the raffles ticket sales close at 12:30 on the 31st
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: cookiescrumble on December 23, 2011, 11:11:30 pm
Thanks guys  :thumbsup:. Turned out to be a great early Xmas present! I've spent the last 8 years working for ASDA so felt like time to move on  ;D

And a merry Xmas to everyone on the great forum!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on December 27, 2011, 09:48:47 am
Glad you're out of retail.  Awful sector to work in!

I was lucky enough to bag a brand new Dapol Class 73 in Mainline livery for £35 yesterday, including delivery.  I've been after one for ages.  :) :thumbsup:  Now I really must behave and save up my money. :'(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on December 29, 2011, 04:51:12 pm
Although my back is hurting like mad, I've managed to spend two hours cutting up wood and screwing them together to make the legs and supports for my layout.  I've aso cust some MDF sheets ready to lay on top.  It's all very exciting!   ;D  Hopefully tomorrow I can actually fit the legs to the battening on the walls, and then get the boards down.  All I need now is two pieces of 1m by 1m pieces of MDF to make the big board at the back of the room.  It's only taken a year to get to this stage. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: cookiescrumble on December 29, 2011, 08:11:08 pm
Got all my paperwork from South West Trains over Xmas, so now have the job offer in writing with a start date of 30th January. Gave 2 weeks notice to my current employer today so I will have a few weeks between jobs to get my layout started.  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 29, 2011, 08:21:28 pm
Great stuff, chap :thumbsup:
All best wishes in your new job :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: tadpole on December 31, 2011, 06:23:48 pm
So, this is the happy thread, then, is it?
Well happy new year to the lot of you.
May 2012 see you healthy, and indeed wealthy enough to enjoy this great hobby of ours.
If you're N-gauging, it usually means everything else in your life is going ok, so let's see plenty of it from all of you.
Cheers  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on January 05, 2012, 04:16:52 pm
After 4-5 months of fighting for a mortgage with one firm my son, his partner and my grandson were finally rewarded with a 'yes' result last night.
 Now comes the rush to complete before the seller gets cheesed off and withdraws the property
At last they can move out of their 4th floor single bedroom flat  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :beers: :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 05, 2012, 04:22:17 pm
Great result, Jonclox. Fingers crossed for a completion :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: findus on January 06, 2012, 10:19:30 pm
Have just had a call to confirm the contract exchange on my new house with a completion date of the first of feb! cant wait  ;D

now where can i get good size boxes to pack from?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: OwL on January 06, 2012, 10:27:20 pm
Have just had a call to confirm the contract exchange on my new house with a completion date of the first of feb! cant wait  ;D

now where can i get good size boxes to pack from?


Makro sell 'really useful boxes':

http://store.makro.co.uk/c-764-storage-crates-towers.aspx (http://store.makro.co.uk/c-764-storage-crates-towers.aspx)

Here is their on-line store, these guys sell absolutely everything, and prices are really good:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on January 07, 2012, 12:56:55 am
Congratulations Findus!  One step closer to that layout room...
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Cimmerian on January 07, 2012, 10:32:04 am
I've recently decided to have a serious push at making my model railway. Then I thought about doing a smaller one downstairs first, just to give myself a chance at making all the stupid mistakes before I tackle the big one in the spare room.

The wife agreed very easily (not sure what she wants yet but I guess she'll tell me soon :)). I found a piece of insulation board that I saw used by polo2k elsewhere on the forum. I suggested getting a small 'train set' just so I could get a single transformer instead of using the double one from upstairs. I figure a 4x2 board will only have 1 train at a time running. She agreed to this as well!

I ordered the set from Hattons yesterday afternoon...and it came this morning!! Now I have no excuse. I can get started. Even if it's only little it's better than nothing.  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 07, 2012, 04:24:14 pm
Oh Ken - 2 x agreements from SWMBO in the same post ???
You've either been a very good boy or you'll have to pay a penance at some point, you just know it :evil:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 07, 2012, 04:25:14 pm
Have just had a call to confirm the contract exchange on my new house with a completion date of the first of feb! cant wait  ;D

now where can i get good size boxes to pack from?

Wahey!! great result Findus :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Cimmerian on January 07, 2012, 04:47:37 pm
Oh Ken - 2 x agreements from SWMBO in the same post ???
You've either been a very good boy or you'll have to pay a penance at some point, you just know it :evil:

Just waiting for the bomb to drop! :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on January 09, 2012, 01:49:29 pm
Oh Ken - 2 x agreements from SWMBO in the same post ???
You've either been a very good boy or you'll have to pay a penance at some point, you just know it :evil:


Just waiting for the bomb to drop! :)

She may even be browsing my
 http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=3521.0 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=3521.0)
  as we speak :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Cimmerian on January 09, 2012, 02:08:33 pm
Oh Ken - 2 x agreements from SWMBO in the same post ???
You've either been a very good boy or you'll have to pay a penance at some point, you just know it :evil:


Just waiting for the bomb to drop! :)

She may even be browsing my
 [url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=3521.0[/url] ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=3521.0[/url])
  as we speak :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:


I should be safe on that one. I don't think she spell 'N gauge' so she'll never know I was talking about her!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on January 09, 2012, 10:21:08 pm
Happy or Angry Statistics

18 pages of Happy Thread posts since March 31 2011

37 pages of Angry Thread posts since March 30 2011

Does this mean that railway modellers enjoy being Grumpy Old Men instead of Happy Jack  (http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/personal/diablo.gif)    (http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/phil/phil_28.gif)

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 10, 2012, 04:05:46 pm
Happy or Angry Statistics

18 pages of Happy Thread posts since March 31 2011

37 pages of Angry Thread posts since March 30 2011

Does this mean that railway modellers enjoy being Grumpy Old Men instead of Happy Jack  ([url]http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/personal/diablo.gif[/url])    ([url]http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/phil/phil_28.gif[/url])


Yes it :censored: does - OK? :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on January 10, 2012, 04:40:10 pm


37 pages of Angry Thread posts since March 30 2011

Does this mean that railway modellers enjoy being Grumpy Old Men instead of Happy Jack
Its a fact I`m proud of
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pete Mc on January 10, 2012, 06:47:54 pm
The way I see it is that if you went out with your mates and spent all night saying how great everything is and how marvellous your life is you won't have them as your friends for too long.Whereas if you go out and moan about stuff,not only will you make them laugh,they'll very often join in.

The point being that nobody likes a person whose happier than them.

Pete
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EddieA on January 10, 2012, 07:49:44 pm
Happy or Angry Statistics

18 pages of Happy Thread posts since March 31 2011

37 pages of Angry Thread posts since March 30 2011

Does this mean that railway modellers enjoy being Grumpy Old Men instead of Happy Jack  ([url]http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/personal/diablo.gif[/url])    ([url]http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/phil/phil_28.gif[/url])


And what exactly is your point caller?  :smiley-laughing:

To misquote a saying 'it's being so grumpy that keeps me going!' (especially as I am the wrong side of 50. Just wait until I get to the great 6-0...)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on January 10, 2012, 09:08:38 pm
Nowt wrong in having a good old moan or being happy, just a fact of life,  I was just tickled pink at the statistics and it made me happy thats why I posted this on the Happy Thread.

Could be because I moan about the Government, Oil Companies, Supermarket Prices, Crazy Drivers and a multitude of other things, when it comes to being a whinger I am up there with the best.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EddieA on January 11, 2012, 06:32:15 pm
Nowt wrong in having a good old moan or being happy, just a fact of life,  I was just tickled pink at the statistics and it made me happy thats why I posted this on the Happy Thread.

Could be because I moan about the Government, Oil Companies, Supermarket Prices, Crazy Drivers and a multitude of other things, when it comes to being a whinger I am up there with the best.

Sorry oldrailbug, hope you didn't take my post the wrong way? I was trying to be funny... :wave:

When it comes to whinging I bet I could give you a run for your money. The 'it's being so grumpy....' quote above is the one that SWMBO aims towards me the most!

'Nurse! My happy tablets please'

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EddieA on January 11, 2012, 08:25:00 pm
The 'happy tablet' has worked

Mate from work has just let me know that he is a proud father of a son. Wife and baby well.
Father not so well as he is itching to get to pub to celebrate...!!!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on January 12, 2012, 04:34:51 pm
My 4Sub has arrived from Tank, so I now have some work to do to get some chassis for them and get them on my layout (which also still needs building). Thanks Tank.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on January 12, 2012, 10:25:11 pm
Glad it arrived safely and you're happy with it.   :thumbsup:  Sad to see it go, but I'll never find the time for the conversion.  I look forward to the pictures when it's finished. ;) :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: polo2k on January 13, 2012, 02:12:43 am
and the 66 here, not had a chance to do any testing, but its PURDY!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on January 13, 2012, 09:41:57 am
Great stuff.  Thanks!  I'll leave you all feedback, so please do the same. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: tadpole on January 13, 2012, 10:54:05 am
Very happy today - my Nederlaandse Spoorwegen Koploper EMU arrived today - looks superb, looking forward to testing it (although this will have to be in the sidings as the station throat is being remodelled as Salisbury Parkway, and all the main lines are disconnected).
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on January 13, 2012, 11:05:32 am
Very happy today - my Nederlaandse Spoorwegen Koploper EMU arrived today - looks superb, looking forward to testing it (although this will have to be in the sidings as the station throat is being remodelled as Salisbury Parkway, and all the main lines are disconnected).

Is that the Minitrix one in the yellow/blue livery?

Almost as strange looking as some of the Japanese stuff  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: tadpole on January 13, 2012, 03:36:20 pm
That's the one. I think they can be described as "imposing" rather than "pretty".
The continental loading gauge means they maintain the corridor connection between units by lifting the driver up, rather than by shoving him to the side (as they do in UK).

These run as 11-car trains from Amsterdam to Zwolle, where they divide, 7 coaches (3+4 car set) go on to Groningen and 4 to Leeuwaarden.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Irish Padre on January 14, 2012, 07:55:46 pm
Jury-rigged an electric supply to my layout which is in preliminaries of track laying. Ran all the locos I'd been given as presents over the past year including 8F, 3F, and Peak. Inspired me to press on with next stages!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Irish Padre on January 17, 2012, 03:46:11 pm
After a stressful day of Copydex and Setrack my layout is now at initial operating capability, and trains have been run! Permanent electric feeds bonded to each circuit  and Morley controller installed. Just dying to get going and ballast now: can't be bothered bonding each fishplate!!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Alex on January 17, 2012, 07:54:31 pm
£144 tax rebate arrived today. Very happy chappie. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 17, 2012, 09:33:15 pm
After 6 months negotiations, finally managed to get a price increase to stick with my biggest customer. Phew - that was the longest ever :o
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on January 17, 2012, 09:37:22 pm
Congratulations. That's a long negotiation.

Though the mind boggles about your 'biggest customer' for lubricant and rubber goods. :-X
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Zwilnik on January 17, 2012, 09:55:03 pm
My latest iPhone game just hit #1 in Italy's free Racing games and free sports games chart and it got a great review in the Sunday Times this week. Just got back from the NEC where we were demoing it with Caterham Cars at the Autosport show :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zwilniksf/sets/72157628894952993/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/zwilniksf/sets/72157628894952993/)

http://www.slotzracer.com (http://www.slotzracer.com)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on January 17, 2012, 11:13:45 pm
Nice!  Every bit of your post is far too cool to get a response other than the ENVY smilie (if there was one). 8)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pete Mc on January 18, 2012, 01:32:38 am
Zwilnik,is it available on Android cos I can't afford to run an iphone?

Please PM me with the details if you have any.

My phone is a Sony Ericsson Xperia 8 if that makes any difference.

Pete
 :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on January 18, 2012, 03:42:34 am
I had a Nokia N8 sent to me but I gave it away, crikey all I wanted was a phone so I use my old Nokia 6230, I have computers and cameras coming out of my ears so I didn't require a Smart Phone. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Zwilnik on January 18, 2012, 10:10:23 am
Zwilnik,is it available on Android cos I can't afford to run an iphone?

Please PM me with the details if you have any.

My phone is a Sony Ericsson Xperia 8 if that makes any difference.

Pete
 :Class37: :NGaugersRule:

It's only on iPhone/iPod/iPad for the moment. We're looking into options for Android for later in the year.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: polo2k on January 18, 2012, 11:45:51 am
My latest iPhone game just hit #1 in Italy's free Racing games and free sports games chart and it got a great review in the Sunday Times this week. Just got back from the NEC where we were demoing it with Caterham Cars at the Autosport show :)

[url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/zwilniksf/sets/72157628894952993/[/url] ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/zwilniksf/sets/72157628894952993/[/url])

[url]http://www.slotzracer.com[/url] ([url]http://www.slotzracer.com[/url])


Small world! If my back wasnt shafted then id have been there. Last year I designed, built, ran and diasembled the company stand (we were within 30 feet of Demon tweeks, Classic lotus, Autoglym and plenty of others.

As your so close to the company how are Ansar and David B?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Zwilnik on January 18, 2012, 12:27:30 pm
My latest iPhone game just hit #1 in Italy's free Racing games and free sports games chart and it got a great review in the Sunday Times this week. Just got back from the NEC where we were demoing it with Caterham Cars at the Autosport show :)

[url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/zwilniksf/sets/72157628894952993/[/url] ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/zwilniksf/sets/72157628894952993/[/url])

[url]http://www.slotzracer.com[/url] ([url]http://www.slotzracer.com[/url])


Been working with Andy & James at Caterham UK mostly, but met Ansar for the first time when Caterham took everyone out for a curry on the Thursday night. Excellent host and a great night out.

Small world! If my back wasnt shafted then id have been there. Last year I designed, built, ran and diasembled the company stand (we were within 30 feet of Demon tweeks, Classic lotus, Autoglym and plenty of others.

As your so close to the company how are Ansar and David B?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: polo2k on January 18, 2012, 06:13:37 pm
Only ever met Ansar last year at ASI where I walked up to him, intro'd myself and got straight on with finding out whos the tech buyer.

Dont suppose you were why the tech dept was such a pain to get hold of in q3 of last year ?

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on January 19, 2012, 09:52:46 pm
This amused me anyway - reading up on some LNER coaching stock looking at kit possibilities I was delighted to discover that in 1934 the LNER built some tourist excursion stock for the North East. It differed from that used elsewhere in that it had four seats less in order to provide extra beer storage...

Some things don't change.

Alan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on January 20, 2012, 10:37:22 am
This amused me anyway - reading up on some LNER coaching stock looking at kit possibilities I was delighted to discover that in 1934 the LNER built some tourist excursion stock for the North East. It differed from that used elsewhere in that it had four seats less in order to provide extra beer storage...

Some things don't change.

Alan


That sounds like my kinda train!!!  :beers:  :beers:  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-eatdrink009.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: polo2k on January 21, 2012, 02:11:41 pm
Unless your a petrol head, you might not get this post.
Just put a battery in the golf (well apart from the dead lift in and out).
doesnt sound like much but its the first time ive been able to work on my own car in 4 months and im usually in the garage every eve! Havent been able to get to the ground padlock for ages! just cant bend!

another plus is ive spotted a glass bottle with pure water in it, this has not cracked, so im hoping that all my waterbased chems are ok, otherwise ill have to bin a load. This isnt usually a problem as im in there so much it keeps the temps above freezing. Must have been a reasonably mild winter.

This means im one step closer to being mobile again! Seeing the project car in there, all dusty and sporting a "surface rust" finish put me on a bit of a downer, turns out that in 06-07 I was quite generous to the ol' taxman, Carma being what it is means that the rebate should cover 90% of the standalone engine management cost!
This gets me one step closer to 500 ponies in a morris minor! (and thats one step closer to seriously embarasing some local hoodalums ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bikeracer on January 21, 2012, 05:28:55 pm
Finally got a run of continuous track down this afternoon,so I'll be spending the evening running in three new locos . :thumbsup:


Allan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on January 21, 2012, 05:46:28 pm
Got "Boxhill" my little Terrier back from BR lines today, running a treat. downside I'm going to have to pay up! Moral of story, test run a loco as soon as you can, I bought ths one nearly 2 years before I got any track laid. Although I live in Dorset now I mispent (heck had a great time) at Boxhill living just 10 miles away 60's music camping out at nights can't mention the girls incase HID is monitoring! Now it's all fenced off and they call that progress!!!

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/Railway/IMGP2185.jpg)

Here she is in all her glory with a couple of train fair bargains awaiting a repaint.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on January 21, 2012, 08:15:34 pm
I managed to get a temporary loop put down today and ran in my 4CEP and 5WES.   :)  The cab end bogies hit the bottom of the nose ends which derails the 5WES from time to time. ::)  I can sort this out by moving the bogies back a little.

Anyway, glad to have a loop again. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on January 24, 2012, 03:22:41 am
Good for you Chris they always look better when they are moving  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: cookiescrumble on January 24, 2012, 08:25:13 am
Got my contract through from South West Trains, which has been signed and sent back to them!

Start on the 30th January, if anyone passes through the Gateline at Southampton Central don't forget to say hi  :wave:.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on January 24, 2012, 08:43:39 am
Fantastic news mate, chuffed for you  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 24, 2012, 11:54:17 am
Got my contract through from South West Trains, which has been signed and sent back to them!

Start on the 30th January, if anyone passes through the Gateline at Southampton Central don't forget to say hi  :wave:.

Many congratulations :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: polo2k on January 24, 2012, 11:56:51 am
well played.

keep an eye open for the getto smurfs trying to get past. (you get bonus points if they are in a hoodie!)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on January 24, 2012, 12:19:26 pm
Got my contract through from South West Trains, which has been signed and sent back to them!

Start on the 30th January, if anyone passes through the Gateline at Southampton Central don't forget to say hi  :wave:.

Many congratulations :thumbsup:

Best of luck in your new job......... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on January 24, 2012, 06:07:02 pm
Got my contract through from South West Trains, which has been signed and sent back to them!

Start on the 30th January, if anyone passes through the Gateline at Southampton Central don't forget to say hi  :wave:.

Having spent 31 years in railway servitude I wish you all the best and trust you get as much enjoyment from the job as I did. I hope the railway camaradre still exists.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on January 24, 2012, 07:59:49 pm
Congratulations cookiescrumble! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on January 25, 2012, 09:50:21 am
This would have initially been in the angry thread.  I woke up this morning and picked up my little boy, and I've aggrevated my back.  Horrible pains!  I made a coffee, and took two co-codamols on an empty stomach.  I'm now VERY happy if you know what I mean! ;D :angel:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on January 25, 2012, 10:06:41 am
This would have initially been in the angry thread.  I woke up this morning and picked up my little boy, and I've aggrevated my back.  Horrible pains!  I made a coffee, and took two co-codamols on an empty stomach.  I'm now VERY happy if you know what I mean! ;D :angel:

When you start seeing green & orange striped hippopotamusses, wearing purple tutus runing funny looking red, white & blue trains on your layout, you know you probably over done it  ;)

I tried co-codamol for my back, on both occassions I blacked out and Della found me unconscious on the floor, I had no recolection of either event  :(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on January 25, 2012, 11:17:02 am
Wow!  :o  You do know that you only take two at a time?!!!!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: polo2k on January 25, 2012, 12:17:49 pm
funny you should mention that, Ive just requested to be dropped from Tramadol, to Co-codamols. with the quantity of pills ive been getting from him, I should open up the wilts branch of Amsterdam!

Shame you get immune to the buzz after a few days.

hope your back feels better, is it a long term thing?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Irish Padre on January 26, 2012, 01:15:52 pm
Reasons to be cheerful - got my track laid and painted - and it still works!

Also, found some old Fleischmann HO track in the cupboard which I sold on eBay and raised enough to buy a Farish 2-6-4T !

David
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on January 26, 2012, 03:13:28 pm
funny you should mention that, Ive just requested to be dropped from Tramadol, to Co-codamols. with the quantity of pills ive been getting from him, I should open up the wilts branch of Amsterdam!

Shame you get immune to the buzz after a few days.

hope your back feels better, is it a long term thing?

 :smiley-laughing:

I hope not!  I keep having spouts of it hurting sadly because of my job.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jack on January 26, 2012, 04:21:51 pm

I had painted and ballasted a very small section of my layout for learning purposes but since then  I've been putting off track painting and ballasting for quite a few months now, I didn't want to put my rolling stock into their boxes. So after a mammoth session of track painting today all track painting is now done - Mug of tea in hand job done!

The rest of the ballasting will be a while yet, I've still to build platforms and lay some track side trunking, but it does mean that after a good cleaning with track rubber and a run around with my CMX Track Cleaner  tomorrow, I can get some of my stock out again for some train play time  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on January 26, 2012, 04:25:58 pm
Been to the hospital today and seen my new surgeon. Has put in motion plan to remove remains of cancerous thyroid asap, and had my pre-op checks done today as well, so should all be sorted in four weeks.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: lesmond on January 26, 2012, 04:36:17 pm
Good result, Kipper, hope it all goes well for you  :thumbsup:

Keep us posted, please.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jack on January 26, 2012, 04:43:23 pm
Been to the hospital today and seen my new surgeon. Has put in motion plan to remove remains of cancerous thyroid asap, and had my pre-op checks done today as well, so should all be sorted in four weeks.

Kinda puts all our little happy moments into perspective. Hope it all goes well for you Kipper.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on January 26, 2012, 05:45:05 pm
Good luck Kipper.  Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 26, 2012, 05:58:21 pm
Hi Kipper - good news. All the best and keep us up to date :wave:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Irish Padre on January 26, 2012, 06:27:11 pm
Yes kipper - and best wishes to to all who  are on painkillers.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EddieA on January 26, 2012, 08:03:48 pm
Opened this thread to post that I had received my first pay from my new job and was looking forward to spending it on modelling goodies...

then I read Kipper's post.

Puts everything into perspective!

Kipper, hope all goes well. I'm thinking about you as no doubt are all the members of this Forum.

Best wishes
Eddie

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on January 26, 2012, 09:31:36 pm
Thanks to everyone for your thoughts. Been a year of operations and treatment but, hopefully, this op and another bout of treatment will sort it (for a few years at least).
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on January 26, 2012, 09:37:01 pm
Can only echo previous comments kipper - wish you all the very best mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: polo2k on January 26, 2012, 11:30:37 pm
Firstly, Kipper: well done for staying so positive!

Secondly, Asus EEPc for £50 today, so looks like I may have a layout that can be geared towards the layout, without dragging the full size one around.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Cimmerian on January 27, 2012, 08:10:17 am
All the best Kipper. Look forward to the post that says it's all done and you're fixed.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: cookiescrumble on January 28, 2012, 01:42:22 pm
All the best Kipper, keep us posted  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on January 28, 2012, 01:48:29 pm
My wife is feeling under the weather today (not my source of glee)... And this means we are not going to the gym this morning. Yay!

Apart from a quick grocery shop and some hoovering, i should get plenty of modelling time.  I might have to serve Lemsip occasionally but i can see more station getting done today. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Flakmunky on January 29, 2012, 08:19:18 am
Two bits of good, happy news in the Munky house:

1) I'm going to be a dad... After 5 years of trying, we'd resigned ourselves to never having kids despite making it to the very top of the IVF waiting list. Without going in to details we were waiting to start the course of injections but found out we were pregnant via natural methods! Had the 12 week scan last week and all looks good!

2) My wife has agreed to letting me have the small bedroom as a train room!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on January 29, 2012, 08:23:23 am
Congratulations on both counts  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on January 29, 2012, 08:45:55 am
Two bits of good, happy news in the Munky house:

2) My wife has agreed to letting me have the small bedroom as a train room!

Congratulations to you and your Wife you must be thrilled :thumbsup:

Enjoy the small bedroom while you can because if another little patter of feet arrive you may be doomed ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jack on January 29, 2012, 08:46:40 am
Congratulations - Beers all round then is it? :beers: Enjoy the experience Flakmunky, its a good one.

Quote
My wife has agreed to letting me have the small bedroom as a train room

Why do I think that's going to cost you in the long run!! :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

Jack
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Irish Padre on January 29, 2012, 08:48:16 am
Great news - that's wonderful!!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Flakmunky on January 29, 2012, 09:45:50 am
Wow! Thanks, guys!

Some big changes coming...
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 29, 2012, 10:29:54 am
Congratulations on both counts, FM. :beers:
I hope your pockets are deep 'cos there's some big expense coming (I'm talking of the railway room of course :evil:) It will need filling with all manner of stuff.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on January 29, 2012, 02:08:27 pm
Congratulations FM. That's great news. Really chuffed for you. :beers:

You can have the room for modelling but you'll never get the time or energy to do any! :smiley-laughing:

And will you have to get a sensible car with four doors?

Seriously though, that's fantastic, and great timing too as I understand all the IVF stuff is stressful and no fun at all.  I think we are resigned to not having babies ourselves, so i can guess how much this means to you both. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on January 29, 2012, 04:04:32 pm
Congrats

Now there are two things you need to do

- take a photo of the top of your head, because you won't have any hair left in a few years ;)

- remember carefully what a Sunday lie in is like because you won't have any of those for 16 years either 8)

Alan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Flakmunky on January 29, 2012, 04:42:44 pm
Thanks for the warm words, fellas...

I was told by a good boss some years ago that before any kids come along I should buy a dog. That way, when the kids do come, I won't be the least important member of the household... :)

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on January 29, 2012, 04:58:04 pm
Thanks for the warm words, fellas...

I was told by a good boss some years ago that before any kids come along I should buy a dog. That way, when the kids do come, I won't be the least important member of the household... :)
Sorry but in this house the dogs seem to think that they are in charge however,....................sorry got to go time for walkies.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: gawain on January 29, 2012, 05:01:27 pm
Congratulations, I became a grandad in August and we have been babysitting yesterday and today, grandaughter having a feed at the moment. :wave:

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on January 29, 2012, 06:31:04 pm
Thanks for the warm words, fellas...

I was told by a good boss some years ago that before any kids come along I should buy a dog. That way, when the kids do come, I won't be the least important member of the household... :)

No, just get used to it...  the dog would just be more for you to have to wait on!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on January 29, 2012, 09:27:52 pm
Became a Great Grandpa for the second time on the weekend, a baby boy 8lb 10oz and as pretty as a picture.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on January 29, 2012, 10:10:41 pm
Became a Great Grandpa for the second time on the weekend, a baby boy 8lb 10oz and as pretty as a picture.

Congratulations to you and your family Dave........ :thumbsup:
One thing though......give it a few weeks before you go out and buy the lad a train set eh......... ;D ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on January 29, 2012, 10:28:13 pm
Congrats Dave.  Great news! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on January 30, 2012, 07:28:38 am
Became a Great Grandpa for the second time on the weekend, a baby boy 8lb 10oz and as pretty as a picture.

Congratulations to you and your family Dave........ :thumbsup:
One thing though......give it a few weeks before you go out and buy the lad a train set eh......... ;D ;)

Still working on my little 5 year old Grandson with the trains but the little bugger has gone for Spiderman in a big way, may have to re-educate the little bloke.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Cimmerian on January 30, 2012, 07:59:46 am
Became a Great Grandpa for the second time on the weekend, a baby boy 8lb 10oz and as pretty as a picture.

Congratulations to you and your family Dave........ :thumbsup:
One thing though......give it a few weeks before you go out and buy the lad a train set eh......... ;D ;)

Still working on my little 5 year old Grandson with the trains but the little bugger has gone for Spiderman in a big way, may have to re-educate the little bloke.

That's okay, Spider-Man and trains do mix. I have a Great Western mug right beside my Spidey mug, it works for me.  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 30, 2012, 08:27:24 am
Great news, Dave.
I hope everyone is well, and I bet you and Mrs ORB are 'chuffed' to bits :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Cimmerian on January 30, 2012, 08:36:37 am
I finally got into the spare room this weekend and got started with the clearing of debris. I can now get into the room and turn round! I even discovered a part of one of the boards with some rather sad and long abandoned track pinned on it.  :) Roll on next weekend, I'm hoping to clear one whole side next week!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Alex on February 01, 2012, 05:39:51 pm
Hi,

Well after almost a week without the PC I'm up and running again :thumbsup:. New power supply arrived today. Normal service will be resumed shortly. Got a lot of catching up to do.

Alex :wave:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on February 01, 2012, 05:44:20 pm
Hi,

Well after almost a week without the PC I'm up and running again :thumbsup:. New power supply arrived today. Normal service will be resumed shortly. Got a lot of catching up to do.

Alex :wave:

I know what you mean by catching up  ::)

I hope you kept all the wires and plugs from your old power supply, they can come in very handy  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on February 01, 2012, 06:34:16 pm
Hi,

Well after almost a week without the PC I'm up and running again :thumbsup:. New power supply arrived today. Normal service will be resumed shortly. Got a lot of catching up to do.

Alex :wave:

Welcome back, Alex :wave:
This is when you find out just how popular the forum is now - nearing 1000 members :o
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Cimmerian on February 13, 2012, 06:39:19 pm
Saw my Mum this morning, she's just had her scan results....and she is clear of the dreaded cancer. :D They have fixed her and she was so happy it was a joy to see her. Cheers Frimley Park, good job.  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on February 13, 2012, 06:44:10 pm
Saw my Mum this morning, she's just had her scan results....and she is clear of the dreaded cancer. :D They have fixed her and she was so happy it was a joy to see her. Cheers Frimley Park, good job.  :beers:

Great stuff, it is a great feeling when you get news like that, my best mate was given that news 20 years ago and we are still best mates  :thumbsup:

All the very best to your mum  :beers: - John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on February 13, 2012, 06:54:04 pm
Don't get much better than that Ken  :thumbsup: tell her we are all chuffed for her
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Cimmerian on February 13, 2012, 07:11:32 pm
Thanks, Guys. I will pass it on. :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on February 13, 2012, 08:33:00 pm
Very best wishes to your Mum - probably the best news ever received. I bet you're all over the moon :thumbsup: :wave:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on February 13, 2012, 10:05:57 pm
Great news Ken, always nice to hear of happiness and peace of mind.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on February 13, 2012, 10:11:32 pm
Its been 2 years and 9 months since SWMBO went on a holiday and tomorrow I will be getting my caravan from my Sons place and getting it ready for a trip.

Hope to leave on Saturday for a  2 1/2 week trip including a week beside the main North Coast railway line videoing triple headed freight trains as they climb the Border Range mountains. 
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on February 13, 2012, 10:13:53 pm
Have a great time Dave, look forward to some of the footage - of the trains that is  ::)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Cimmerian on February 13, 2012, 10:20:25 pm
Have a great trip, Dave. You can't beat a good holiday.

 I'm looking forward to getting back out in my caravan this year. I have two weeks by the West Somerset Railway to look forward again this year. I just hope I get to be away on the day we have summer this year. ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on February 13, 2012, 11:27:13 pm
That is excellent news Ken and I have absolutely no doubt she is over the moon with the news. I know she will be as I have been having tests for bowel cancer over the past couple of months (maybe a little longer actually due to the inadequacies of my GP) and 3 weeks ago I was given the all clear. It's like a HUGE load has been lifted from your shoulders especially when there is some family history for the same thing. I lost my father to bowel cancer at the 'tender' age of 61  :(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Cimmerian on February 14, 2012, 07:10:04 am
She looked like a different woman. That grey colour was gone and I can't remember the last time she looked this happy. It was really wonderful.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on February 14, 2012, 08:18:12 am
Its been 2 years and 9 months since SWMBO went on a holiday and tomorrow I will be getting my caravan from my Sons place and getting it ready for a trip.

Hope to leave on Saturday for a  2 1/2 week trip including a week beside the main North Coast railway line videoing triple headed freight trains as they climb the Border Range mountains.

Have a super holiday Dave. I am sure you and Mrs. ORB are looking forward to a break. We look forward to some great railway shots :camera: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bikeracer on February 18, 2012, 03:27:26 pm
I've got a Hornby Dublo Duchess of Athol three rail train set that I've had for 62 years although I've never even looked at it for more than twenty years,but the memories of playing with it are still strong.

Just scored a maroon Duchess of Hamilton on ebay so provided it's okay and the DCC conversion goes alright I'll be a very happy bunny.

Allan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Irish Padre on February 19, 2012, 03:07:11 pm
My wife and I share an eBay account which sends updates to her iPhone. Yesterday she noticed I was watching a Farish 'City of Leicester' and to cut a long story short my line I'd about to receive its first Pacific!!  She says it's a Valentines present!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on February 19, 2012, 03:26:42 pm
Congratulations to our own Alex Crawford for winning yet more awards for his fantastic model building as featured in the NGS mag.  Nice one Eck  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on February 19, 2012, 04:03:08 pm
My wife and I share an eBay account which sends updates to her iPhone. Yesterday she noticed I was watching a Farish 'City of Leicester' and to cut a long story short my line I'd about to receive its first Pacific!!  She says it's a Valentines present!

Wow, what a wife!!!  :)  Mine rolls her eyes every time a package arrives in the post. ;D

Congratulations to our own Alex Crawford for winning yet more awards for his fantastic model building as featured in the NGS mag.  Nice one Eck  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Well done Alex. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on February 19, 2012, 05:14:52 pm
My wife and I share an eBay account which sends updates to her iPhone. Yesterday she noticed I was watching a Farish 'City of Leicester' and to cut a long story short my line I'd about to receive its first Pacific!!  She says it's a Valentines present!

Result :thumbsup: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on February 19, 2012, 05:16:14 pm
Congratulations to our own Alex Crawford for winning yet more awards for his fantastic model building as featured in the NGS mag.  Nice one Eck  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Ditto that - well done, Alex :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Alex on February 19, 2012, 05:57:27 pm
Hi,

Gosh, how embarrasing  :-[ Can you turn that spotlight off now please.

First of all I'd like to thank my wife for putting up with me for 18 years. And my mum for having me..............

Thanks for your kind comments guys, much appreciated. N Gauge is certainly a challenge when it comes to scratchbuilding/kit bashing. As you can't always buy what you want, sometimes there is no alternative but to make it yourself.

It's unfortunate that these models are no longer required as I've moved on from British to US outline. But there are a number of US scratchbuilds/kit bashinbg in the pipeline.

Tank, my wife gets all the Ebay emails saying congratulations you have won....again!

All I hear is a great big sigh and I think Yes! another bargain. :smiley-laughing:

Alex :wave:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on February 25, 2012, 11:41:05 pm
A thought that made me smile recently....

Beloved's parents had me at their house for Christmas, and I found some fantastic N gauge figures in my stocking.

Add to them the lovely (and tiny!) woodern train found by my mum that I am going to use to model a kids playground, and a the advice on the placement of my war memorial from (history degree holding) beloved herself and all the people close to me have a hand in Filton TMD :-)

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bikeracer on February 25, 2012, 11:53:13 pm
My Duchess of Hamilton arrived today,just had it out of the box for a quick look and it looks barely used.....I think I'm in love. 8)

Allan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: moogle on March 10, 2012, 03:55:52 pm
Won two loco's on Ebay that I wanted.  :)
A Minitrix Warship for £16.50.
Needs a clean up and the paint touching up but I've now got Intrepid to go with Benbow.  :thumbsup:
(I can see double heading on the club layout in the future!  ;D)
And a  :GraFar: Holden tank with no motor for £1.25!
The chassis looked complete otherwise and will enable me to get an existing one running again.
Unfortunately this is currently at the sorting office.  :( (see angry thread)
Still, a  :) result overall!  8)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on March 11, 2012, 05:27:21 pm
Well, it's been a nice day here ...  Bought a bunch of garden stuff, and have done (with SWMBO) work in the veg bed (another 200 onions in  ;) oh & 3 bulbs of mild garlic !); bunch of flower bulbs into pots; as it was still nice, did some OU studying in the sun  ;D

And about to have a nice roast beef dinner as a reward  :thumbsup:  before more studying ...

Mike
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jace1934 on March 14, 2012, 05:33:22 pm
I`m Happ7 just to wake up each morning at age 77,I then have all day to think Trains   :Class31: whoopi.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on March 14, 2012, 05:43:12 pm
I`m Happ7 just to wake up each morning at age 77,I then have all day to think Trains   :Class31: whoopi.

Hope I can make it that far. :wave:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: galway on March 14, 2012, 06:52:37 pm
I`m Happ7 just to wake up each morning at age 77,I then have all day to think Trains   :Class31: whoopi.

Same age as my father and he has the same sentiment. Rides his bike everyday, anywhere between 10 and 20 mile round trips (I'd find it hard pumping up the tyres!)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on March 14, 2012, 08:18:57 pm
I`m Happ7 just to wake up each morning at age 77,I then have all day to think Trains   :Class31: whoopi.

Crikey i'm 69 this year and think that way, lets hope us young blokes keep on keeping on.

On the other hand I am glad I am nearly 69 the way things are these days, I would hate to be a kid growing up in todays world :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jace1934 on March 14, 2012, 09:43:08 pm
My sentiments entirely, I often wonder what life has in store for my great grandchildren, But there I expect my parents thought the same thing.
 off to bed as soon as football is finished    :wave: :sleep:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on March 15, 2012, 09:40:46 am
Car got through its MOT. Just had to replace two brake bulbs (common on mine) and slightly seized on handbrake. Now to get the car park dents repaired and I can unload it for someone else's reject! Perhaps I ought to just go by train.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on March 15, 2012, 11:24:06 am
I`m Happ7 just to wake up each morning at age 77,I then have all day to think Trains   :Class31: whoopi.
:thumbsup: Congratulations from this  decrepit 'youngun' of 67  :thumbsup:  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on March 19, 2012, 05:26:59 pm
Following the response to the advice I received following my moan about Ebay in the Angry Thread, I've managed to win a few items so I'm happy until HID finds out! Have picked up a couple of brewery vans to add to my fleet, got to keep the 3 pubs I'm planning for my layout supplied! Going for a (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-eatdrink009.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) or two to celebrate  :thumbsup: Had a speculative bid on a loco I fancied and seem to have won that could be in real trouble now :thumbsdown:

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/Railway/DSCF0010.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 19, 2012, 05:33:28 pm
Tut Tut. Cue - "There may be trouble ahead :music:" :o
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on March 19, 2012, 07:38:50 pm
Tut Tut. Cue - "There may be trouble ahead :music:" :o

How about "Always look on the bright side of life"!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: SymonC on March 19, 2012, 07:51:03 pm
Just booked a holiday in our favourite place in the UK for next month : Whitby :)

Might just have to have a ride on the NYMR  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Donkey on March 19, 2012, 08:35:01 pm
Just booked a holiday in our favourite place in the UK for next month : Whitby :)

Might just have to have a ride on the NYMR  :)
Well it would be rude not to Symon  ;D

Marty
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on March 20, 2012, 09:14:01 am
Just booked a holiday in our favourite place in the UK for next month : Whitby :)

Might just have to have a ride on the NYMR  :)

Now your'e making me homesick. Whitby good Beer the NYMR nit forgetting that all British Fish and Chips. Memories........... :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: RichardBattersby on March 26, 2012, 01:35:58 pm
I'm happy after a good weekend at Ally Pally show and then a nice dinner afterwards. Got a few bits, namely a couple of Queen Mary brakes, now that I'm an NGS member! :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on March 28, 2012, 01:24:22 pm
Quite happy tonight, I had an appointment with the Social Security Aged Pension Dept today, I had to fill out a load of forms and on one form the question was "Are You an Australian Citizen", well I came to Australia in 1957 so I thought by now I was an Oz citizen, well blow me down I found out I am not an Oz Citizen but officially I am still regarded as being an Englishman, what more could a bloke ask for  (http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/fool/appl.gif)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on March 28, 2012, 04:00:50 pm
Being a Scotsman ;)

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on March 28, 2012, 04:29:39 pm
Quite happy tonight, I had an appointment with the Social Security Aged Pension Dept today, I had to fill out a load of forms and on one form the question was "Are You an Australian Citizen", well I came to Australia in 1957 so I thought by now I was an Oz citizen, well blow me down I found out I am not an Oz Citizen but officially I am still regarded as being an Englishman, what more could a bloke ask for  ([url]http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/fool/appl.gif[/url])


As long as they don't ask for the tenner back for your assisted passage! :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 30, 2012, 09:27:06 pm
Another 250 mile round trip for a very short meeting (20 mins) involving the usual horror of the M6 on a Friday.
Why is this in the happy thread??

'Cos it's Friday night, I'm sat here with a couple of pints of Ruddles County inside me with a 3rd by my side, a packet of salted peanuts and the  :NGF: 8)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on March 30, 2012, 09:33:50 pm
Been putting together the next 3D print coach test.. then curry and pub. I'm now a couple of beers the wrong side of doing further fine work to finish it tonight 8)

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 30, 2012, 09:37:50 pm
Seems like Friday night is  :beers: night
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on March 30, 2012, 09:41:46 pm
OK lads come over here to Oz in the dust and flies and you can have  :beers: all day and all night  ;) ;)

You will never be off the Happy Thread   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 30, 2012, 09:49:28 pm
OK lads come over here to Oz in the dust and flies and you can have  :beers: all day and all night  ;) ;)

You will never be off the Happy Thread   :thumbsup:

Thanks for reminding me I need to run the vacuum round tomorrow, Dave :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on March 30, 2012, 10:38:49 pm
Been putting together the next 3D print coach test.. then curry and pub. I'm now a couple of beers the wrong side of doing further fine work to finish it tonight 8)

Damn the modelling I am just so envious of the "Curry AND Pub" just one would make my day. :evil: :smiley-laughing: :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on April 01, 2012, 08:24:11 pm
hi everyone  :wave:

well i've just plucked up the courage to service my poole class 33 that i have nearly finished detailing  :-X

this consisted of replacing the brushes & brush springs, cleaning all the muck from the comm and then putting it
all back together again  :-\

this is the first time i have done anything mechanical to one of my loco's so i was a bit nervous when i put it on the track
but guess what  ???

it now runs like a dream  :o  ;D

so i am a very happy bunny at the moment and all the detailing was not in vain  :)

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: OwL on April 01, 2012, 08:28:30 pm
hi everyone  :wave:

well i've just plucked up the courage to service my poole class 33 that i have nearly finished detailing  :-X

this consisted of replacing the brushes & brush springs, cleaning all the muck from the comm and then putting it
all back together again  :-\

this is the first time i have done anything mechanical to one of my loco's so i was a bit nervous when i put it on the track
but guess what  ???

it now runs like a dream  :o  ;D

so i am a very happy bunny at the moment and all the detailing was not in vain  :)

dave  :thumbsup:

Well Done :thumbsup: Be sure to post pictures soon......... :camera:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 01, 2012, 08:32:34 pm
How about taking the 33 apart again and doing a tutorial for us engineeringly challenged/scaredy cats :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on April 01, 2012, 08:43:38 pm
How about taking the 33 apart again and doing a tutorial for us engineeringly challenged/scaredy cats :smiley-laughing:

i was that worried about getting things right that i don't think i could have got any good pictures  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

but i will have to do my duchess soon so maybe i will do a bit of a tutorial then  ???

owl  don't worry i will try to get it finished tonight then if all is well some pics will appear soon  :-X

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on April 01, 2012, 09:46:39 pm
Congratulations Dave its always nice to see your locos running again after pulling them to bits.

I don't blame you for not bothering about photos as I flipped my out of control caravan on its side while I was on my holidays, when I got out of my car all I could see was the under side of the caravan, after we got it back on its wheels I thought maybe I should have taken pictures but in tricky situations there are more important things to think of.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on April 02, 2012, 09:48:12 pm
Yay finally .. after about five years searching I've bought a Peco/Wills Avonside loco on the right chassis and in working order.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on April 02, 2012, 10:51:49 pm
Yay finally .. after about five years searching I've bought a Peco/Wills Avonside loco on the right chassis and in working order.

Please for you EP its great when you wait to get what you want rather than putting up with a substitute :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Zwilnik on April 02, 2012, 10:54:30 pm
After 8 years of putting up with barely useable 'broadband' speeds and crippling limits, I finally have full throttle unlimited broadband at home. It took 2 house moves to get it and it's just as we've stopped working from home and got ourselves an office, but I must have downloaded 20gb so far today :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: SymonC on April 02, 2012, 10:55:55 pm
Found an undated 20p coin and sent it off to the London Mint Office, just received a £100 cheque! :)

http://www.londonmintoffice.org/undated20p/ (http://www.londonmintoffice.org/undated20p/)

Money was well spent at Ally Pally!

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on April 05, 2012, 04:18:58 pm
A wee while back I was getting increasingly frustrated at my inability to suitably lubricate my Bachmann Spectrum Southern Pacific F7, beaut model in Black Widow paint scheme, but so noisy and the A and B units ran a different speeds.  Having stripped it down and cleaned an lubed it for the umpteenth time I gave up and phoned Bachmann in Pennsylvania.  I spoke to a guy called Joe and I explained that I had only bought it on a whim as I actually modelled B&O and despite all my efforts it just wouldn't run right.  He told me to send it to them and they would look at it for me, if it was faulty they would replace it.

Well I got a box with Bachmann Industries on the label today and I eagerly ripped the tape off (don't we all do that  ;D ) and immediately noticed it was a different shaped box to the one I sent.  That is when I very nearly had a "crisis"  :o :o
My F7 obviously was faulty and Joe obviously had a great memory because, as a replacement he had sent me a Bachmann Spectrum B&O Doodlebug and Trailer car set in the Olive & Black paint scheme with DCC on board I was gobsmacked, I really was like a seven year old again ;D, I have been after one of these for years but could never afford one, the RRP is around the $240 mark and I have seen them retail at about $160 on a good day.  What a result and what great service from Bachmann USA.

The only question is, as it has DCC on board can I still run it my DC layout  :-\

No hurry to reply as I am just going to sit a look at this for a while, it is a particularly stunning model.  I really can't believe my luck  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D wont be wiping them off my face for a while  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 05, 2012, 05:04:25 pm
Back of the net! What a result, but come on, where are the pics (although it may be difficult transferring them from a Box Brownie :evil:)
As far as I know you'll require a blanking plug to run it on DC but I am sure there are people in the know who can give better advice.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Alex on April 05, 2012, 06:01:33 pm
Hi Lawrence,

Great news, absoloutely fantastic. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Still waiting to hear about my 2-8-0 Consolidation I sent them In February. Maybe I should drop them an email.

Alex :wave:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on April 05, 2012, 08:20:36 pm
Nice one Lawrence..... :thumbsup: :beers:
And nice one Bachmann USA.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on April 05, 2012, 09:17:33 pm
Back of the net! What a result, but come on, where are the pics (although it may be difficult transferring them from a Box Brownie :evil:)
As far as I know you'll require a blanking plug to run it on DC but I am sure there are people in the know who can give better advice.

If its being run with a plain standard DC controller (not a fancy feedback or pulse one) then it should work just fine, although if the decoder is set to not run on DC you'll need to ask a DCC user nicely to set any CVs needed.

Don't mix it with track cleaners or HF carriage lighting, it won't like that.

I'm also not sure you can just use blanking plates. You'd have to check if the model uses a socket like that - a lot of US doesn't.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on April 05, 2012, 09:47:49 pm
Well done Bachmann and good for you Lawrence, the Doodlebug is selling in the US at $150 so you did very well.

As for your F7A & B I had a Santa Fe Warbonnet version a few years back that sounded like a coffee grinder making its way round the track, bought another one recently and its totally the opposite runs very well.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 05, 2012, 11:40:14 pm
There should be a deliriously happy thread for news like that Lawrence  :o
I have seen pictures of that Doodlebug and car and it is superb looking.
I have a really nice B&O corrugated dome car if you want to do a swap  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on April 07, 2012, 03:29:55 pm
There should be a deliriously happy thread for news like that Lawrence  :o
I have seen pictures of that Doodlebug and car and it is superb looking.
I have a really nice B&O corrugated dome car if you want to do a swap  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:   :thumbsup:

Hmmmm, let me think about that John.

NO  :evil:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on April 08, 2012, 07:00:46 pm
Very happy!  I have just won a controller for my camera at a bargain price.  Luckily the seller sold three of them in three auctions, and I was the only bidder in the last auction. ;D  I saved about £100. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 08, 2012, 09:16:18 pm
Very happy!  I have just won a controller for my camera at a bargain price.  Luckily the seller sold three of them in three auctions, and I was the only bidder in the last auction. ;D  I saved about £100. :thumbsup:

I don't know what a controller for a camera is, but well done :thumbsup:
The only controller for my camera is me ???
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on April 08, 2012, 09:42:24 pm
Very happy!  I have just won a controller for my camera at a bargain price.  Luckily the seller sold three of them in three auctions, and I was the only bidder in the last auction. ;D  I saved about £100. :thumbsup:

I don't know what a controller for a camera is, but well done :thumbsup:
The only controller for my camera is me ???

Don't feel bad about that Nobby, things have changed a lot since digital cameras hit the scene, I have been involved in photography for 55 years  25 of them as a pro wedding photographer and even I don't know what a controller is :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on April 08, 2012, 10:58:35 pm
Not a regular camera.  ;D  It's a Dedicated Micros KBS3.  One of these:-

(http://www.dedicatedmicros.com/europe/images/products/m77_2.jpg)

To go with this:-

(http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/images345x345/649366.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on April 08, 2012, 11:35:08 pm
Ahh I see the light Chris, pretty sophisticated stuff :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: keerout on April 09, 2012, 03:43:48 pm
Tomorrow I have a job interview, with a bit of luck, it's the end of my forced vacation!
Gerard  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on April 09, 2012, 03:49:34 pm
Good luck!  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Alex on April 09, 2012, 04:22:42 pm
Tomorrow I have a job interview, with a bit of luck, it's the end of my forced vacation!
Gerard  :)

Hi Gerard,

All the best for your interview.

Alex :wave:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on April 09, 2012, 04:43:37 pm
..........and good luck from me as well :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 09, 2012, 04:56:11 pm
All the very best for tomorrow and if successful then genevers all round  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 09, 2012, 06:02:09 pm
Best of luck for the interview, Gerard. Knock 'em dead :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: keerout on April 09, 2012, 07:57:08 pm
All the very best for tomorrow and if successful then genevers all round  :beers:
I'm more partial to malts, but I agree with the sentiment!  :smiley-laughing: G.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: keerout on April 10, 2012, 09:11:21 pm
It never rains, but pours...(or double drips): at present I've got 2 potential employers both offering unknown hours/ zero hour contracts, for overlapping days,tomorrow we go in for second  talks...... Why can't the world be a bit more simple?  :-\
Gerard.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Calnefoxile on April 11, 2012, 08:33:22 pm
My Flaming Printer!!!!!!!!

My Lexmark printer wasn't printing any colour, power cycled said printer....Nothing.

Clean the heads.....Nothing!!!!. Deep clean heads....Nothing!!!!

Went onto Lexmark website and followed FAQ's instructions:

Remove colour Cartrdiges and used a damp lint free cloth to encourage ink flow, plenty of ink flow on cloth, replaced cartridges. Fired up printer again, print test page and.............................NOTHING, ZIP, NADA!!!!!

Back to instructions.......Remove and clean Print head, did this cleaned Printhead with Damp cloth now getting colour and black streaks on cloth, excellent!!!!!

Replaced Printhead into printer, power cycle printer, as per instructions.

NOW THE EFFING PRINTER WON'T PRINT AT ALL  >:( >:( >:(

Keeps saying "There is a problem with the printhead" I have taken it out so many times, I'm about ready to chuck the flaming thing through the window.

Oh and Lexmark Telephone Support only work Monday to Friday 9-5:30 AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Regards

Neal.


Got through to Lexmark Tech Support and after going thjrough some things with them, they are going to send me a new Printhead and a replacement set of cartridges  ;D ;D

Seems there is a known fault with a certain batch of Printheads, of which I have one.

Cracking result!!!!

Regards

Neal.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Alex on April 11, 2012, 08:36:05 pm
Hi Neal,

Nice one  :thumbsup:

Alex :wave:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Calnefoxile on April 11, 2012, 08:36:37 pm
Am going to shout this as loud as I can

NO 1 DAUGHTER AND HUBBY ARE HOME SAFE AND SOUND FROM AFGHANISTAN  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Well they're having some downtime in Cyprus at the moment, and me, SWMBO & No2 Daughter are off to Germany to see them at the weekend  and attend their medal parade ;D ;D

Regards

Neal.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Alex on April 11, 2012, 08:42:00 pm
Great news Neal.

My brother did a tour there last year with the sniffer dogs. He's now based at RAF Leuchars on guard duty.

Alex :wave:

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on April 11, 2012, 08:46:52 pm
Fantastic Neal. Great news. Have a great weekend with the parade.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: 4x2 on April 11, 2012, 08:49:02 pm
Now that is what i like to hear - Loved ones back from a nasty conflict without a scratch, just hope that the rest of our boys and girls do the same...

That is most awesome news Neal, i can only imagine the relief you must be be feeling right now !  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on April 11, 2012, 10:34:38 pm
Happy days Neal, enjoy your Bratty & wobbly when you get out there :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on April 12, 2012, 11:27:21 am
Just got a (legal) copy of 'Whats New Pussycat' from Amazon...........
I think I shall watch and laugh my way through it this afternoon  :wave:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on April 12, 2012, 04:53:34 pm
Forum shirt arrived today so will be properly dressed (for a change!)  for the Bournemouth show (http://www.freesmileys.org/emoticons/emoticon-anime-039.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/emoticons.php) will still be wearing my poachers jacket (big internal pockets) to hide the goodies I'm hoping to buy before HID spots me!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on April 12, 2012, 07:07:33 pm
I hope that is an  :NGaugeForum: shirt you have there young man  ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on April 12, 2012, 07:27:54 pm
I've been wanting a Fleischmann turntable for quite a while but couldn't justify the cost.   I've just picked one up on Ebay for £67 - who's a happy bunny.
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 12, 2012, 08:00:19 pm
Forum shirt arrived today so will be properly dressed (for a change!)  for the Bournemouth show ([url]http://www.freesmileys.org/emoticons/emoticon-anime-039.gif[/url]) ([url]http://www.freesmileys.org/emoticons.php[/url]) will still be wearing my poachers jacket (big internal pockets) to hide the goodies I'm hoping to buy before HID spots me!


At least you won't need a rucksack and therefore get castigated by other members who may be there ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on April 13, 2012, 05:57:27 pm
Maybe we need forum branded rucsacs ?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on April 13, 2012, 08:22:31 pm
Never mind the rucksacks it's my elbows you need to watch out for! (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-violent025.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 13, 2012, 08:23:25 pm
Maybe we need forum branded rucsacs ?

I can just see other forums full of complaints about the NGF - probably best if we're incognito :evil:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on April 13, 2012, 10:04:54 pm
Quote from: newportnobby
I can just see other forums full of complaints about the NGF - probably best if we're incognito :evil:

Surely that has to be Ncognito  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on April 14, 2012, 07:18:02 pm
I hope that is an  :NGaugeForum: shirt you have there young man  ;)


Just for you Lawrence (http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/DSCF0072.jpg)

Looking at a lovely N gauge layout, What more do you want from me!  :wave:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Calnefoxile on April 19, 2012, 06:20:45 pm
Am going to shout this as loud as I can

NO 1 DAUGHTER AND HUBBY ARE HOME SAFE AND SOUND FROM AFGHANISTAN  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Well they're having some downtime in Cyprus at the moment, and me, SWMBO & No2 Daughter are off to Germany to see them at the weekend  and attend their medal parade ;D ;D

Regards

Neal.


Been back in good old Blighty for a couple of days now after a rather tiring 5 day, whistle-stop, trip to Munster. Medal parade was great (boy do we do Pomp and Ceremony better than anyone else), http://www.bfbs.com/news/germany/1-med-regt-honoured-munster-56525.html (http://www.bfbs.com/news/germany/1-med-regt-honoured-munster-56525.html) before you press play, my little girl is the 2nd Soldier in on the right  ;D ;D

(http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd369/Calnefoxile/DSCF4595.jpg)
(http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd369/Calnefoxile/DSCF4597.jpg)

Being presented with her Campaign Medal.
(http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd369/Calnefoxile/DSCF4622.jpg)

After the parade, a fully laid on lunch + bar. All provided by the Regiment, only downside to it was the Commendations. Out of 30 or so commendations dished out, I think there were only about 10 given to Other Ranks and they were all CO's Commendations. All the others were ISAF Staff Officers Commendations given to Senior NCO's and Officers for just doing their flaming jobs  :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:

Oh there was 1 Commander ISAF Commendation given to a LCPL for calmly and professionally taking command of an Incident with multiple Casualties after an IED blast, apparantly he couldn't get to the casualties, as there wasn't a clear lane, so he shouted instructions to the Company Medics, who were on scene, until he could get to the injured and deal with them, and also carry on commanding the incident until the MERT arrived, including telling some Junior Infantry Officers what to do, We all liked that bit  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Anyway, this is the result of that trip, a room full of MFO boxes, fortunately not tri-walls, otherwise we wouldn't have got them in the van!!!

(http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd369/Calnefoxile/DSCF4692.jpg)

By the way, on another posting of mine in this Happy Thread, my new Print head turned up from Lexmark yesterday, fitted last night and I can now print in Colour again, Result!!!!

They say things go in 3's, so guess who's doing the Lottery this weekend  ;) ;)

Regards

Neal.

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on April 19, 2012, 06:24:36 pm
Great stuff Neal, presumably she got her good looks from her Mum  ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 19, 2012, 09:31:35 pm
Tremendous news, Neal. Thanks for the full report and the posted link.
Wrap them up in love, mate :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Calnefoxile on April 20, 2012, 11:25:18 am
Great stuff Neal, presumably she got her good looks from her Mum  ;)

As there are a few people on this forum who know SWMBO well, I can only reply "yes"  ;D ;D

Cheers

Neal.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Belly on April 22, 2012, 12:54:21 pm
What I have to offer pales in comparsion to a loved one returning from Afghanistan but I'll try.

Over the past three months the shed has finally been transformed in anticipation of becoming the home for my layout.  Yesterday I put the finishing touches to the interior which consisted of hanging a number of prints and cleaning out the blessed fridge.  (My hands still smell of vanilla fridge cleaner!)

During this time, it's received power, interior cladding, painting, carpets, sofas, fridge, and stereo. 

I now start on the baseboards and hopefully that should happen reasonably quickly as between those I've already constructed, I'm left with modifying some modules I purchased from a friend.

My dear old Dad's response: "Well Son, when are you going to rent the house and live in shed?"     
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 22, 2012, 01:03:57 pm
Cleaning your fridge out with vaniila fridge cleaner can only be asking for trouble.
Every time I smell vanilla scented products I want to start eating  :P

May I enquire just how big your shed is?
The reason for asking is I read you had put in "sofas", which are not the smallest articles of furniture  :o  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 22, 2012, 02:11:26 pm
Ah John,

Check out the nationality :evil:
They have sheds way bigger than my wee bungalow. The fridge is probably a walk in version :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Belly on April 23, 2012, 12:23:35 am
Gentlemen,

The size of the shed?  This is difficult because of the shape as two sides of the shed follow the fence line.  These two sides are 7.5 metres in length and join each other.  Then there's one of 3 metres and one of 6 metres which square the shed off.  So the floor area is 31.5 square metres and there's a 3 metre roller door on the 6 metre side.  From the air it looks like a rectangle with a triangle adjoining it...confused? :)

Now the story of the sofas.  I went to two friends, possibly the only two I have, and asked if they could keep their ear to the ground as I would like a sofa for the shed, thinking I'd be lucky to score one.  Well, each provided me with one and I didn't have the heart to refuse.  I admit one is large.

Finally, Nobby do I detect an undercurrent of desire?  Maybe it's the weather down here?

Cheers,

Geoff 
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 23, 2012, 08:32:53 am
Hi Geoff,
I was correct about it being bigger than my home :(

As for being envious of your weather. Nah - I just love being here in the cold, wind, rain, sleet, fog, snow and the occasional glimpse of some strange light in the sky :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Belly on April 23, 2012, 09:48:43 am
Touchť Nobby.   :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 23, 2012, 11:00:22 am
Thank you Geoff, that indeed clears things up for me and I will gladly admit to being extremely jealous of your space and weather  :smiley-laughing:

I never noticed the nationality Mick but if I had then post would have not been required  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Belly on April 23, 2012, 02:21:35 pm
Gents,

To be honest, the shed squares up my backyard and most people, on first seeing it think it's 3 by 6 metres but, like one of Harry Potter's tents, it's double the size on entering it.

John, I notice you hail from Newcastle, as did my Grandfather.  Mind you he didn't come to Australia for the weather; he was escaping from his mother!!  ;D

That as they say is another story.

Cheers,

Geoff
 
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on April 23, 2012, 02:42:07 pm
Lost me when you got to Happy Potter Geoff  :-\  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 23, 2012, 02:44:23 pm
John, I notice you hail from Newcastle, as did my Grandfather.  Mind you he didn't come to Australia for the weather; he was escaping from his mother!!  ;D

Geoff, I have lived in Newcastle for 37 years however as you may have guessed by my forum name I am Scottish.
I live in the city centre, when I step out my front door I can see Newcastle Central Station  :beers:


Lost me when you got to Happy Potter Geoff  :-\  :smiley-laughing:

Think of the Tardis Lawrence  ???
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on April 23, 2012, 06:58:49 pm
As for being envious of your weather. Nah - I just love being here in the cold, wind, rain, sleet, fog, snow and the occasional glimpse of some strange light in the sky :smiley-laughing:

And that was just Friday's weather, Saturday was even worse here!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: SymonC on April 23, 2012, 07:00:26 pm
Called in at The Signal Box in Rochester whilst I was out today just to have a look.

Seem to have come home £94 lighter! ;D

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on April 23, 2012, 07:17:58 pm
I went to the pub on Friday night and after coming home twice I had spent around the same amount as you SymonC and Swindon Town had lost to Jillingham but been promoted. I then realised it was Sunday. Happy days!  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: SymonC on April 23, 2012, 07:38:33 pm
I went to the pub on Friday night and after coming home twice I had spent around the same amount as you SymonC and Swindon Town had lost to Jillingham but been promoted. I then realised it was Sunday. Happy days!  :beers:


Jillingham!!!!!       You mean Gillingham  (they're my team!)  ;)  Congratulations on your promotion.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on April 23, 2012, 07:48:00 pm
I remember going to Priestfield a couple of years ago for a game against Bradford when visiting my brother, all very nice, posh seats and looked after in the players lounge, not only did they lose there was a blizzard in the second half just to make me feel at home and I missed out on my own team, Raith Rovers, thrashing Falkirk 5-0  ::)
Oh yes, I also got food poisoning from a dodgy chippy that evening too  :(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on April 23, 2012, 08:27:24 pm
No, I meant Jillingham as I know how much it winds up the pikeys  ;D

I also noticed you were from Medway and thought it was worth a little dig  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on April 27, 2012, 03:09:17 pm
Sold 80 lots of OO stuff, mainly track over the last couple of days on ebay and received over £850. Then I see on NRM someone selling 4 boxes of N gauge finescale flexi for £175 so I've snapped those up. I'm well 'chuffed'  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 27, 2012, 03:18:05 pm
Sold 80 lots of OO stuff, mainly track over the last couple of days on ebay and received over £850. Then I see on NRM someone selling 4 boxes of N gauge finescale flexi for £175 so I've snapped those up. I'm well 'chuffed'  :thumbsup:

Well done, it's good to hear when things are going right  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 27, 2012, 06:21:55 pm
Sold 80 lots of OO stuff, mainly track over the last couple of days on ebay and received over £850. Then I see on NRM someone selling 4 boxes of N gauge finescale flexi for £175 so I've snapped those up. I'm well 'chuffed'  :thumbsup:

Great to see you have your priorities right :thumbsup: The begging letter will be in the post tomorrow ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Donkey on April 27, 2012, 06:29:32 pm
Sold 80 lots of OO stuff, mainly track over the last couple of days on ebay and received over £850. Then I see on NRM someone selling 4 boxes of N gauge finescale flexi for £175 so I've snapped those up. I'm well 'chuffed'  :thumbsup:

Result, well done  :thumbsup:

Marty
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on May 01, 2012, 11:11:15 pm
Took the DCC set along to my local club last night for a 'play' on the test track :)

Finally programmed my Tomix Track Cleaner that I chipped weeks ago, then had it pulled round by a Class 31 - amazing the amount of fluff it hoovered up!  :smiley-laughing:

Then I had a go at consisting (aka double-heading) as I haven't played around with features like this yet. Absolutely painless, with a couple of button-presses I had two of my 156 sets going round as a 4-car unit 8)

All in all a successful evening - should really have a play on my own test track more often  ::)


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on May 05, 2012, 11:25:49 am
Today is my little boys (Freddie) second birthday!  I can't believe where the time has gone, and it's hard to remember what life was like before he was here!!!!  ;D  Sadly he can't play with his present from us in the garden because of the rain, but maybe tomorrow.  We bought him one of those tables that has a sand pit on one side, and a harbour the other side.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: moogle on May 05, 2012, 11:35:54 am
The sandpit side is great for playing with your cars in. And burying them.
Better there than on the beach. Which is where mine went apparently.
Bet my mum wishes I had a sandpit back then!

Lets hope the rain stops so Freddie can play with his present.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on May 05, 2012, 11:40:54 am
 :D  Oh dear, and you never saw the cars again?!

In the 80's my dad bought a pack of builders sand, and that was what I used to play with for a week......until the neighbours cat used it for other means. >:(    :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on May 05, 2012, 11:50:04 am
Today is my little boys (Freddie) second birthday!  I can't believe where the time has gone, and it's hard to remember what life was like before he was here!!!!  ;D  Sadly he can't play with his present from us in the garden because of the rain, but maybe tomorrow.  We bought him one of those tables that has a sand pit on one side, and a harbour the other side.

Hope you have great day with your Lad Chris........ :thumbsup:
Make sure you save us all a bit of cake eh...... ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: moogle on May 05, 2012, 12:27:29 pm
:D  Oh dear, and you never saw the cars again?!

In the 80's my dad bought a pack of builders sand, and that was what I used to play with for a week......until the neighbours cat used it for other means. >:(    :smiley-laughing:

Nope never saw them again. A 'Matchbox on the beach' has a different meaning to me!  :smiley-laughing:

I know what you mean about the cat though. My sisters sandpit went through that. Buried treasure its not!  :o
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on May 05, 2012, 03:09:33 pm
Happy Birthday, Freddie :wave:

I hope you and your Dad have a great day :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on May 05, 2012, 05:10:13 pm
Hope you both had a good day Tank.  Those are some of the best days when you look back, so take photos and keep the memories. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on May 05, 2012, 08:34:27 pm
Chelsea 2 Liverpool 1 - oh happy day! The referee played a blinder!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on May 05, 2012, 09:33:14 pm
Chelsea 2 Liverpool 1 - oh happy day! The referee played a blinder!

Who was the referee playing for...... ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on May 06, 2012, 02:10:04 pm
Knowing nothing about football, other than it's 22 overpaid jessies chasing a bag of air around, I go on what I overhear - the referee usually plays for a team called Manchester United apparently  ;)


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on May 06, 2012, 02:16:15 pm
Knowing nothing about football, other than it's 22 overpaid jessies chasing a bag of air around, I go on what I overhear - the referee usually plays for a team called Manchester United apparently  ;)
Paul

 :smiley-laughing:

I think you have soccer summarized pretty well.  All that is missing is a description of the offside rule and you'd have it all. ;D

If you listen to a Man U fan, the ref is never playing for them.  Personally i think he usually plays for the home team.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on May 06, 2012, 06:48:01 pm
Football is 22 people running around a field pretending it hurts.

Rugby Union is 30 people running around a field pretending it doesn't.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on May 06, 2012, 06:52:57 pm
Football is 22 people running around a field pretending it hurts.

Rugby Union is 30 people running around a field pretending it doesn't.

 :smiley-laughing: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: 4x2 on May 06, 2012, 07:35:42 pm
Football is 22 people running around a field pretending it hurts.

Rugby Union is 30 people running around a field pretending it doesn't.
spot on !!!  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on May 06, 2012, 08:32:27 pm
Knowing nothing about football, other than it's 22 overpaid jessies chasing a bag of air around, I go on what I overhear - the referee usually plays for a team called Manchester United apparently  ;)


Paul

 ;D ;D :thumbsup:

Football is 22 people running around a field pretending it hurts.

Rugby Union is 30 people running around a field pretending it doesn't.


 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on May 06, 2012, 08:36:37 pm
But if you are a rugby referee, you are more likely to get your leg broken by a hoard of heavy rugby players falling over you (as happened yesterday).

With regard to the Chelsea victory (yesss), the referee was not on our side, after all, as the various camera angles showed the ball did not fully cross the line. The match officials actually got it right.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: 4x2 on May 06, 2012, 08:44:30 pm
'all of the ball over all of the line' - harsh, but the ref and linesman were spot on.

I'm not a big footie fan, but i was cheering on liverpool - they were really good in the second half... oh well, can't win em all !  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on May 08, 2012, 05:59:46 pm
A strange event happened in the heavens today - the sky turned from grey to blue and a strange glowing yellow orb appeared . . .
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: OwL on May 08, 2012, 06:04:00 pm
A strange event happened in the heavens today - the sky turned from grey to blue and a strange glowing yellow orb appeared . . .

 :o :o :o :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: tgv_obsessed on May 08, 2012, 06:20:00 pm
A strange event happened in the heavens today - the sky turned from grey to blue and a strange glowing yellow orb appeared . . .

 :o :o :o :smiley-laughing:

for a moment I imagined the great wormery in the sky
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on May 08, 2012, 06:36:52 pm
A strange event happened in the heavens today - the sky turned from grey to blue and a strange glowing yellow orb appeared . . .

Hmmm - had the wrong sort of mushrooms for breakfast today?? :evil:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on May 08, 2012, 06:39:22 pm
A strange event happened in the heavens today - the sky turned from grey to blue and a strange glowing yellow orb appeared . . .

Hmmm - had the wrong sort of mushrooms for breakfast today?? :evil:

You are right, it must be the mushrooms because the sky is always grey :smiley-laughing:

The great wormery in the sky - what a wonderful thought
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on May 08, 2012, 06:49:52 pm
It's either that or our very own OldRailBug has been at the Uranium again :evil:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on May 09, 2012, 10:49:58 am
I think we are in need of a new thread for things that bewilder you.

I ordered two packs of Kato couplings from Plazza Japan, they arrived this morning 10 days after I ordered them which is fine by me, hence the Happy Thread  :)

What bewilders me was the size of the padded envelope 12"(300mm) x 8.5"(215mm)
for two packs of couplings 5"(125mm) x 2.5"(60mm) arrived in  ???  ???  ::)

(http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/Scotsoft/NGF/Projects/29a38de3.jpg)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on May 09, 2012, 10:56:18 am
Got a result from EON end of last week.
They informed me just before winter time they needed to increase my monthly payment for dual fuel despite my protestation it wasn't necessary.
Now I have a cheque for £132 overpayment and my monthly payment has been reduced by £37. No doubt the idiots wil try this again come October/November, but in the meantime - more dosh for trains :)

I see we have 34 pages of posts in the Happy Thread and 61 pages in the Angry Thread.
Hopefully this does not reflect life in general for us all ??? :(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on May 09, 2012, 10:59:20 am
Got a result from EON end of last week.
They informed me just before winter time they needed to increase my monthly payment for dual fuel despite my protestation it wasn't necessary.
Now I have a cheque for £132 overpayment and my monthly payment has been reduced by £37. No doubt the idiots wil try this again come October/November, but in the meantime - more dosh for trains :)

I see we have 34 pages of posts in the Happy Thread and 61 pages in the Angry Thread.
Hopefully this does not reflect life in general for us all ??? :(


Well done on the refund  :thumbsup:

As for quantity of posts - probably reflects the amount of younger people there are in the forum, us older guys don't get angry, we just get even  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on May 16, 2012, 06:00:50 pm
Hattons have just told me that my 'Graham Farish 379-606 Leyland Atlantean London Country Bus' is on its way!!!!!   :D  Finally in stock!!!!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on May 17, 2012, 02:34:35 am
Cheers Tank, just ordered a couple myself  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on May 18, 2012, 08:54:47 pm
I'm happy that I got 8 well used years out of my old Acer Aspire computer that finally died 48 hours ago but even happier when I told a model railway mate what had happened and he gave me a Lenovo desktop computer for nothing, mind you I will get him a bottle of scotch to put a smile on his dial as well  :thumbsup:

Loaded it up with a Linux OS and it runs as sweet as Blackpool Rock  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: moogle on May 26, 2012, 04:22:10 pm
Finally got my next 3D printing project to load up right on Shapeways.  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)
All I ended up doing, after tearing my hair out, was to rotate it 90 degrees!

Orders now in, test print is on its way of this: http://www.shapeways.com/model/583867/gs-cattle-van.html (http://www.shapeways.com/model/583867/gs-cattle-van.html)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: cookiescrumble on May 31, 2012, 07:44:40 pm
I got a letter through from Barclaycard, saying that they have upheld my PPI complaint on my credit card. It also said they will be sending me a cheque for £890  ;D.

Thats the layout paid for  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on June 01, 2012, 03:32:47 pm
Ordered a Union Mills T9 yesterday, in Southern livery of course, arrived this morning excellent service from Colin. Pics on the Union Mills thread. I've only got 12 coaches but it pulls them on the merest whiff of 'leccie, herewith my first attempt at a video, you'll have to excuse the detritus that is waiting to be replaced by scenery.

[IMG] (http://s1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/Railway/?action=view&current=DSCF0255.mp4)

Right I'm off to wet the babies head!  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: keerout on June 01, 2012, 06:06:42 pm
Ordered a Union Mills T9 yesterday, in Southern livery of course, arrived this morning excellent service from Colin

...Somehow, Colin's li'l boxes seem to slip through the mail-service unharmed & VERY fast!
I ordered a G2 a couple of weeks ago and it arrived in TWO days! (isle of man - Amsterdam)
Most stuff from the UK takes a week, even mail order from the Netherlands takes more than 2 days..
Wonder how he does it  ???
Gerard
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on June 07, 2012, 09:21:17 am
Ordered a new Kia last month, and the model/trim combo was not available until July, so missed out on the Kia £1000 contribution. Got a phone call just now, to tell me that the car was at the dealers now - must have been a cancelled order from somewhere else - and, as it will now be supplied in June, I get the £1000 discount. Result!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on June 07, 2012, 10:01:47 am
Great  stuff and car, nice to hear someone is happy out there in cyberspace  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 07, 2012, 10:05:02 am
Ordered a new Kia last month, and the model/trim combo was not available until July, so missed out on the Kia £1000 contribution. Got a phone call just now, to tell me that the car was at the dealers now - must have been a cancelled order from somewhere else - and, as it will now be supplied in June, I get the £1000 discount. Result!

That will keep you in new releases for a year or so if you haven't told SWMBO :evil:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on June 07, 2012, 03:17:01 pm
I have already been reminded, that I was given some money at Xmas to go towards having a layout professionally built. Looks like I might have to get the planning sorted.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Zwilnik on June 18, 2012, 07:23:11 pm
Just finished my 2nd house move in 3 months and hopefully will get to stay put long enough to build a new layout. Best bit is I now have either a spare bedroom or a garage (which is a little too small for my car I've decided) to build a layout in. Tempted towards using the garage if I can convince myself it's secure enough.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 18, 2012, 08:41:26 pm
Given the choice I'd go for the spare room as it is likely to be more temperature controlled and closer to all the amenities ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Zwilnik on June 18, 2012, 08:50:00 pm
Given the choice I'd go for the spare room as it is likely to be more temperature controlled and closer to all the amenities ;)

Yup, my brother pointed out that the garage would be a bit chilly in winter. Spare room it is :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on June 18, 2012, 09:16:41 pm
 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: Crikey Zwilnik that didn't take a lot of convincing, enjoy the spare room and good luck with the layout  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Zwilnik on June 18, 2012, 09:53:55 pm
:smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: Crikey Zwilnik that didn't take a lot of convincing, enjoy the spare room and good luck with the layout  :thumbsup:

My brother mentioning the garage being cold in winter reminded me of dad's old layouts in the extended shed (unfortunately OO) which was impossible to heat in the winter and involved frostbite if you wanted to play with the trains. and as newportnobby mentioned, indoors means amenities, plus it's that bit more secure.

Next up. thinking how much space to actually use and how to make it properly portable when I do next move. (or do I simply build it to be great and break it up when I move?)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 18, 2012, 10:09:09 pm
.

Next up. thinking how much space to actually use and how to make it properly portable when I do next move. (or do I simply build it to be great and break it up when I move?)

Maybe think along the lines (sorry) of a modular layout such that your next move would just mean extra boards or removing the odd one or two.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on June 26, 2012, 09:46:59 pm
Had a day off today so thought I'd put some effort in to get the last of the point motors fitted !!

Also had a couple of dropper wires to fit in the fiddle yard that I missed when I first fitted the scissors crossings, so it was easier to actually get the north board out in the middle of the kitchen (don't ask ::) ) to dismantle the backboard for access. It's the first time it's been apart from the other board in months as most of the time it's all packed up resembling a 6' high "wardrobe".

Droppers done, last 10 point motors fitted out of a total of 34, just have to wire them and six more back to the control panel and I can FINALLY start on the scenic work - HURRAH  ;D


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on June 26, 2012, 10:07:24 pm
Well done Paul and pleased you are happy, the tedious work is finished now you can have a whole lot of fun  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on June 27, 2012, 07:27:16 am
Great news that the tedious stuff is out of the way - looking forward to seeing this layout develop, and the HSTs
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on June 27, 2012, 09:35:19 pm
Thanks  :)

To add to the good feeling I was browsing Ebay today (never a good move  :smiley-laughing: ) and found someone selling NINE Farish PGA hoppers in the livery I've been slowly collecting a rake of for the past year - 50 quid and free postage!  :P

Needless to say I couldn't press the buttons on my Blackberry quick enough ;D That's another rake of stock now completed.


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 27, 2012, 09:46:14 pm
Nice one, Paul. Thanks for the tip off re the three Freightliners and your kind offer to buy the two I won't require. If it's OK with you I put in a bid of £900 - do you think we'll get 'em??
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on June 27, 2012, 09:53:10 pm
Nice one, Paul. Thanks for the tip off re the three Freightliners and your kind offer to buy the two I won't require. If it's OK with you I put in a bid of £900 - do you think we'll get 'em??

 :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

thats a lot funnier than the jokes you just posted  ;D

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on June 27, 2012, 10:15:22 pm
Nice one, Paul. Thanks for the tip off re the three Freightliners and your kind offer to buy the two I won't require. If it's OK with you I put in a bid of £900 - do you think we'll get 'em??


 :o


Who's 'Paul', don't know anyone of that name round here  ;)


Paul, err, I mean, Fred  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on June 28, 2012, 12:26:18 am
.................... found someone selling NINE Farish PGA hoppers in the livery I've been slowly collecting a rake of for the past year - 50 quid and free postage!  :P

Needless to say I couldn't press the buttons on my Blackberry quick enough ;D That's another rake of stock now completed.


Paul


I nearly bought those too but had just bought the 11 he had for £60 all in (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310410147345)  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on June 28, 2012, 11:20:53 am
Just seen in our local area newspaper that our (out in the sticks) village BT exchange is to go 'fibre' next year
Giving us up to 80meg connection speed as opposed to the 2meg (I`m struggling) rubbish that we have had for several years now
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on June 28, 2012, 11:33:57 am
Just seen in our local area newspaper that our (out in the sticks) village BT exchange is to go 'fibre' next year
Giving us up to 80meg connection speed as opposed to the 2meg (I`m struggling) rubbish that we have had for several years now

The only problem with that is you might be posting in the angry thread when you find out what prices they will charge for it  :o
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on June 28, 2012, 11:41:37 am
And that up to 80 meg actually means you'll get about 5
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Zwilnik on June 28, 2012, 12:04:36 pm
And that up to 80 meg actually means you'll get about 5

The difference on the fibre stuff is that the bit slowing you down is the copper from your house to the box, not the distance to the exchange. So assuming they are doing the normal fibre to box setup (which is what they're advertising by the sounds of it) you should get decent speed unless there's really dodgy cable or distance to the nearest box. So far I've had reasonable speeds in peak hours too and in a town that's only just got fibre you shouldn't have too much contention until BT up the speed to 300mb in 2015 :)

If you're signing up for the 80mb service, make sure you get the full unlimited one.

Only downside of BT fibre is BT unfortunately. Terrible company, but they've got the monopoly so not a lot you can do.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on June 28, 2012, 01:35:42 pm
We had a terrible internet connection up until last year.  I was paying for broadband, but was getting less than 1mb, with it disconnecting constantly.  It was very frustrating!  I waited for BT Infinity to come out and got it last year, and am now getting regular speeds of around 35-40mbps.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on June 28, 2012, 02:05:54 pm
I dont mind what speed we end up with as long as we get a speed than  this rubbish.........and the price?
 :evil: I`ll just up my sons share of the costs to cover it all  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: RichardBattersby on June 28, 2012, 04:02:48 pm
I've just finished my Finals!! A week of horrible exams and 7 years later I've finished my degree!! Let's just hope I pass!

 :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers:  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 28, 2012, 05:33:08 pm
Keep us posted on the results, Richard :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on June 28, 2012, 05:36:43 pm
7 years!   Yikes!!!  Good luck.  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on June 28, 2012, 05:39:24 pm
I've just finished my Finals!! A week of horrible exams and 7 years later I've finished my degree!! Let's just hope I pass!

 :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers:  ;D

Now you have the first degree out of the way you will find the second one much easier, trust me  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on June 28, 2012, 05:51:05 pm
I've just finished my Finals!! A week of horrible exams and 7 years later I've finished my degree!! Let's just hope I pass!

 :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers: :beers:  ;D

Now you have the first degree out of the way you will find the second one much easier, trust me  :thumbsup:

Beware of the third degree though

Well done for getting the exams finished - what is your degree in?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on June 28, 2012, 09:04:25 pm
.................... found someone selling NINE Farish PGA hoppers in the livery I've been slowly collecting a rake of for the past year - 50 quid and free postage!  :P

Needless to say I couldn't press the buttons on my Blackberry quick enough ;D That's another rake of stock now completed.


Paul


I nearly bought those too but had just bought the 11 he had for £60 all in ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310410147345[/url])  ;D


Nice one 8)

I already had 15 of the grey ones and only needed nine more, otherwise I'd have to invest in another stock-box from JB's just for two extra wagons  :smiley-laughing:


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: RichardBattersby on June 28, 2012, 10:25:12 pm
Thanks everyone! I did veterinary medicine so soon, if I pass, I be treating all your cats and dogs (so watch out). It's been really hard but will hopefully be worth it in the end.  ;D Results in a week.
Now if Farish would only release the class 20's and 08 as a nice congratulations present.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 29, 2012, 07:54:01 am
if I pass, I be treating all your cats and dogs

You'll have plenty to go at - it's been raining datsun cogs for too long :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: RichardBattersby on June 29, 2012, 09:20:39 am
if I pass, I be treating all your cats and dogs

You'll have plenty to go at - it's been raining datsun cogs for too long :smiley-laughing:
:smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mr.Grumpy on June 29, 2012, 11:01:22 pm
I'm going to Amsterdam tomorrow for a week to a conference and I've not been on a plane in 10 years! I am pretty excited!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on June 29, 2012, 11:51:04 pm
You'll be fine too I'm sure. They don't crash as much as they used to  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 03, 2012, 09:21:46 pm
Thanks to DavieB and Sprintex, I have won 3 x Freightliner Farish 373-451 in 2 bids in the last 3 days on Fleabay. Thanks very much, chaps :thumbsup:
Only 2 more needed now :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on July 03, 2012, 09:36:51 pm
Excellent, glad you got them  :beers:


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on July 03, 2012, 10:37:32 pm
Aha, so now I know who one of my bidding competitors could be in the near future. I didn't bid on the latest 2 though as I couldn't get ebay to work earlier and I wouldn't have gone that high anyway so fair play mate.

Thanks to DavieB and Sprintex, I have won 3 x Freightliner Farish 373-451 in 2 bids in the last 3 days on Fleabay. Thanks very much, chaps :thumbsup:
Only 2 more needed now :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 04, 2012, 08:48:57 am
The 3 x 20ft containers come up every now and then, but I have never seen any of the 2 x 30ft for sale.
If I hadn't seen pics of them I would say they are a myth
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on July 04, 2012, 12:20:49 pm
Do you mean the 2x 30ft grey with a red line similar to those you won or the white ones with a red diagonal?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 04, 2012, 12:40:14 pm
Do you mean the 2x 30ft grey with a red line similar to those you won or the white ones with a red diagonal?

It's only the original grey with red line that I am collecting a rake of
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on July 04, 2012, 01:04:58 pm
I'm sure Lima used to do those 30' containers (definitely in OO) but are you saying Farish did a 2x 30' too? I have so many containers in the loft all boxed up it would take an age to see if I had any just to make you drool  :P
It is a job I need to do soon when I'm properly back on my feet though.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 04, 2012, 08:46:10 pm
My mistake, Trainfish :-[

I have just checked the Farish list and they didn't do any 30ft red & grey containers.

http://www.bachmann.co.uk/pdfs/farish_products_by_item_no.pdf (http://www.bachmann.co.uk/pdfs/farish_products_by_item_no.pdf)

Probably why I can't find any :-X
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on July 04, 2012, 11:47:14 pm
I'm going to Amsterdam tomorrow for a week to a conference and I've not been on a plane in 10 years! I am pretty excited!

Hope you have been enjoying Amsterdam. One of my favourite cities. Hope the plane ride was good too.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on July 05, 2012, 12:06:28 am
My mistake, Trainfish :-[

I have just checked the Farish list and they didn't do any 30ft red & grey containers.

[url]http://www.bachmann.co.uk/pdfs/farish_products_by_item_no.pdf[/url] ([url]http://www.bachmann.co.uk/pdfs/farish_products_by_item_no.pdf[/url])

Probably why I can't find any :-X


That would be the reason then. They do the red and white in 2x 30' though. Well overpriced (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GRAHAM-FARISH-373-450-FREIGHTLINER-2-x-30ft-CONTAINER-WAGON-MINT-BOXED-mq-/110754437979?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item19c97a9b5b) as usual from this seller. Maybe you could do a cut 'n' shut with 2 20' containers to make a 30'  ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on July 09, 2012, 11:32:06 am
The Vulcan
A great morning here ;D.
We seem to be on this years formation area for F`bro Air show with the Vulcan making
5 (so far) overhead passes of chez jonclox and one of the aerobatic groups having a quick practise about 3 miles north of us over the open meadows........or are we getting a special show all of our own?
Even SWMBO is leaning out of the bedroom enjoying it all  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 09, 2012, 11:34:52 am
Bet that's rattling the windows a bit (not your good lady hanging out of the window ::))

Good luck with your appointment today :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on July 09, 2012, 11:39:53 am
Bet that's rattling the windows a bit (not your good lady hanging out of the window ::))
No comment

Quote
Good luck with your appointment today :thumbsup:
;D Its next Monday not today  :smiley-laughing: but thanks anyway
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 09, 2012, 11:45:25 am
Oops - on both counts :-[
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on July 09, 2012, 11:56:08 am
Try and resist the urge to give her a little shove Jon  ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on July 09, 2012, 01:55:15 pm
Try and resist the urge to give her a little shove Jon  ;)
:( You spoilsport  ::)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mr.Grumpy on July 13, 2012, 07:18:23 pm
So today I bought:

Cordless Drill
G-clamp
Razor cutter (for track)
Electrical connector blocks
Cable Clips
Wood screws
3mm drill bit
4mm wood screws

and cycled back with some nice M&S food in my bag too.

Better still, a friend is taking me to B&Q tomorrow to pick up my baseboard and wooden supports! It begins tomorrow. I'm pretty excited.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 13, 2012, 07:19:54 pm
No sleep tonight, then :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mr.Grumpy on July 13, 2012, 07:21:22 pm
I feel like I need to talk over my design with someone to make sure I'm actually doing the right thing.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on July 13, 2012, 07:29:25 pm
........................and cycled back with some nice M&S food in my bag too.

Better still, a friend is taking me to B&Q tomorrow to pick up my baseboard and wooden supports! It begins tomorrow. I'm pretty excited.

Couldn't you have picked up the baseboard and supports at the same time?  :D

Quote from: Mr.Grumpy
I feel like I need to talk over my design with someone to make sure I'm actually doing the right thing.

I like to do this too. That someone is usually called beer.


I've got 3 boxes of finescale track waiting for me in Swindon but I can't go and get it until next weekend  >:(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mr.Grumpy on July 13, 2012, 07:45:38 pm
I feel bad risking the redways of Milton Keynes with my backpack on, never mind several kilos of MDF and pine haha.

Thanks again for the track and points by the way. If all goes well I'll be able to start a thread in Layout and Construction. Joy!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on July 13, 2012, 09:18:43 pm
It doesn't take much to make this old geezer happy but I am, its lovely to be modelling British railways again thanks to my old mate that gave me some engines.

He is also happy as he came round to my place yesterday to see how the layout is progressing so I guess another two happy campers can be added to the list  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 13, 2012, 09:40:37 pm
Hey, Dave.
What a great result for both of you. I'm really pleased this has panned out well :thumbsup:
Crank that Deltic up ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Donkey on July 13, 2012, 09:43:12 pm
Hey it's good to see you so happy Dave, you sound like you really have got your mojo back  :thumbsup:

Marty
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on July 14, 2012, 12:22:17 am
If you are working with sawing up and especially sanding MDF you should also add dust masks to your shopping list. And copious quantities of varnish to stop it changing its mind about its size later.

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on July 16, 2012, 05:02:41 pm
My N Gauge Society membership pack arrived today, very impressed, lots to read, should have joined it ages ago.  :)

Caz
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on July 25, 2012, 07:00:18 pm
Congrats to Bradley and Chris being first and second in the Tour de France and Cav winning the final stage.

What a contrast to certain other overpaid 'sportsmen' who complain of being tired!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 25, 2012, 09:34:55 pm
Congrats to Bradley and Chris being first and second in the Tour de France and Cav winning the final stage.

What a contrast to certain other overpaid 'sportsmen' who complain of being tired!

Epic achievement - I salute them (and echo your sentiments too) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: keerout on July 25, 2012, 11:36:35 pm
A memorable moment for British cycling, that's for sure!
Congratulations to all of you in the UK!
One must SEE just one of these "colls" (that is mountains for you & me)to believe it's possible to climb them with a push-bike.
In my books, winning the Tour is as close to a super-human effort as is possible....
G.  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Chinahand on July 26, 2012, 03:20:03 am
Only one more week until i get on that big parrafin budgie and head for good old Blighty.  ;D ;D ;D

Which means I can start my new layout once I buy some furniture and get settled in. ;D ;D ;D

And I can get to TINGS this year  ;D ;D ;D

I can hardly wait now  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on July 26, 2012, 05:55:37 am
Let's hope it's not an A380 then, wouldn't want the wings falling off and stopping you getting to TINGS !!  :smiley-laughing:


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Chinahand on July 26, 2012, 06:35:46 am
No. It's an Airbus A340-600  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on July 26, 2012, 07:06:45 am
Hi Trevor

Have a good flight and hope you're back online from your new home, soon.

Dave
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on July 26, 2012, 08:07:30 am
No. It's an Airbus A340-600  :D

Ah well, not a superior Boeing but at least it's fairly solid  ;)

Have a safe journey and maybe catch you at TINGS?  :thumbsup:


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on July 26, 2012, 11:21:39 pm
Have a good journey and hope you get settled in quickly.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Chinahand on July 27, 2012, 02:26:26 am
Thanks for all the good wishes guys.

Looking forward to meeting a lot of on-line friends at TINGS

I presume you've conveniently forgotten about the Dreamliners that have been grounded this week Paul.  ;D


Ah well, not a superior Boeing but at least it's fairly solid  ;)

Have a safe journey and maybe catch you at TINGS?  :thumbsup:


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on July 27, 2012, 05:19:15 am
Good for you Trevor, hope everything goes according to plan and you have a safe trip  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on July 27, 2012, 08:17:11 am
Thanks for all the good wishes guys.

Looking forward to meeting a lot of on-line friends at TINGS

I presume you've conveniently forgotten about the Dreamliners that have been grounded this week Paul.  ;D


Ah well, not a superior Boeing but at least it's fairly solid  ;)

Have a safe journey and maybe catch you at TINGS?  :thumbsup:


Paul

Fault with the Rolls Royce engine though, not Boeing's fault  ;)

Those with GE engines are unaffected  :thumbsup:

Early cracking and corrosion of wing spars on Airbuses is well known and not limited to the A380 as reported, and that IS down to Airbus  ;) Don't panic though, the A340 is fine, can't say the same about A320s though!  ;D


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on July 31, 2012, 07:24:58 pm
Another good birthday for train stuff yesterday! ;D

No actual trains as I now have all the stock I need/want, but did still get among other (mainly car-related) things:-

British Transport Films Collection double-DVD, Volume 7 (includes Motorail and InterCity 125 films)

Traction Archive No.3 DVD - East Coast 'Deltics'

Looking Back At Deltics book - lots of lovely colour pics  8)


Plus after much time in the kitchen Clare produced this:-

(http://www.sprintexnet.co.uk/Images/DSCI1430.JPG)

Very impressed, and very tasty it is too  :P


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on July 31, 2012, 07:34:58 pm
Looks great, save me a slice  :-*   :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on July 31, 2012, 08:43:28 pm
Wicked cake mate  ;D
oh, and happy birthday too  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on July 31, 2012, 09:16:13 pm
 (http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/mother_goose/MG_123.gif)  Paul, the Deltic Birthday Cake is a knockout, tell the cook I want one like that as well  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Donkey on July 31, 2012, 09:27:14 pm
Happy birthday Paul  :beers: You got some great pressies there, how about doing reviews for them when you get chance (especially east coast deltics  ;D)
The Deltic birthday cake is brilliant, well done Clare  :thumbsup:

Marty
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 31, 2012, 09:46:24 pm
Super cake, Paul, but just 6 candles ::)
Come on - even I could blow them all out in one go ;D

What did you do with the other 37 :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on July 31, 2012, 10:10:49 pm
Cheeky! ;D If we'd put the other 37 on there wouldn't have been a cake left!!  :smiley-laughing:

Thanks for the wishes, and I'll try to remember to review the DVDs when I watch them  :) All comments on the cake have been passed to the chef (for which she says thanks  :thumbsup: ), and no, you can't all have one cos it took her ages  ;D


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Donkey on July 31, 2012, 10:13:32 pm
All comments on the cake have been passed to the chef, and no, you can't all have one cos it took her ages  ;D


Paul

But its not my birthday till March  :smiley-laughing: :evil: :smiley-laughing:

Marty
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on July 31, 2012, 10:14:31 pm
You are a lucky man Paul to have such a talented wife  :thumbsup:

It does not matter her arithmetic skills are not up to scratch  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:

Happy Birthday - John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pete Mc on August 01, 2012, 12:30:42 am
Mines in two weeks.Is that enough time?

Guess I'll have to buy me own,as usual!

Can't even go out for some beer cos I'm on early's all week.Only thing to look forward to is the impending Dapol class 56 I have on pre order from Rail's.

Pete
 :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on August 01, 2012, 01:02:48 am
My birthday on the 17th, can you ask her to do a class 50 for me please? Thanks.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on August 01, 2012, 09:27:33 am
My Birthday is in two days time but I think I will only get a jam and cream scone or something  :sleep:  no problem Friday/Birthday is also pension day so I can buy my self a present  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: when you get to 69 you don't care about Birthdays any more :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on August 01, 2012, 10:28:09 am
My Birthday is in two days time but I think I will only get a jam and cream scone or something  :sleep:  no problem Friday/Birthday is also pension day so I can buy my self a present  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: when you get to 69 you don't care about Birthdays any more :smiley-laughing:

Bl@#dy h#ll Dave how many birthdays are you having this year....? :o
Only seems like last week we were saying happy birthday for the last one..... ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on August 01, 2012, 10:32:40 am
My Birthday is in two days time but I think I will only get a jam and cream scone or something  :sleep:  no problem Friday/Birthday is also pension day so I can buy my self a present  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: when you get to 69 you don't care about Birthdays any more :smiley-laughing:

Bl@#dy h#ll Dave how many birthdays are you having this year....? :o
Only seems like last week we were saying happy birthday for the last one..... ;D

Yeah I know Dock and it only seems like a few weeks ago that we were wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, I dunno mate the older we get the faster time seems to fly, scary.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on August 01, 2012, 02:34:51 pm
And now for something completely different (birthdays depress me as they're going by far too fast).

Sent my Peco Collett 0-6-0 back to Peco 10 days ago for repair/replacement to the little connector that connects the tender to the loco as the wires had broken (probably taken it apart too many time!).   It was the first loco I bought when I started the layout and it was soon after they came out as at the time I knew nothing about DCC and thought as it was ready fitted would be an easy introduction.

Anyway, I digress,  it came back today all repaired at no charge (who's a happy bunny), it even cost them over £7.00 in postage, that's what I call good service.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 01, 2012, 02:59:05 pm
Nice one, Peco :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: K-N-Gauge on August 01, 2012, 03:45:08 pm
Iv heard a few stories of people sending there colletts for repairs out of warranty and this still don't charge them! Good old peco :) wish there where more loco's in the pipeline from them, but sadly not :( lol worth every penny though :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EddieA on August 01, 2012, 08:02:12 pm
Iv heard a few stories of people sending there colletts for repairs out of warranty and this still don't charge them! Good old peco :) wish there where more loco's in the pipeline from them, but sadly not :( lol worth every penny though :)

I agree about Peco locos. I have two of the original Jubilees which were stored for around 10 years whilst other family things meant I couldn't use them. Took them out of the boxes recently and popped them onto a length of track, cracked open the power and off they went! (as did the Minitrix locos, steam and diesel).

My Grafar/Farish locos were a different story! They needed a total strip down, clean and oil before they would even think of moving a wheel.

OK maybe not fair on Farish, as how many items would work perfectly after 10 years of in-activity?

But  :wave: to Peco and Minitrix!



   


 



 
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on August 02, 2012, 12:09:43 pm

My Grafar/Farish locos were a different story! They needed a total strip down, clean and oil before they would even think of moving a wheel.

OK maybe not fair on Farish, as how many items would work perfectly after 10 years of in-activity?



My over 30 year old Poole GF locos have all worked perfectly from storage, I did oil them first! before I oiled myself (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-eatdrink009.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) !!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on August 02, 2012, 09:49:25 pm
No lovely cake with a diesel on it but I didn't do to bad, a few friends and myself get together for a jam session every Thursday and they organized something special for my Birthday.

Here they are two beautiful Cheese Cakes, one Vanilla and one Lemon.

(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k529/oldshutterbug/2012-08-02114803.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: galway on August 02, 2012, 09:57:16 pm
Happy birthday  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 02, 2012, 09:59:12 pm
Cheese?.......................Cake?

I've seen the future ;)

Wished you a Happy B'day in another thread but cop for it again :smiley-laughing:
Have a great day :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on August 02, 2012, 10:00:43 pm
Happy Birthday ORB

 :beers:  :beers:  :beers:

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on August 03, 2012, 12:36:39 am
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-greet006.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) Have a great day Dave....(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-greet006.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 03, 2012, 12:54:46 am
Happy Birthday Dave and lemon is my favourite  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 06, 2012, 08:24:59 pm
Recently I bought a new Logitech HD webcam from WH Smiths in their sale.

When installing the software I reached the part where I could register it online to be notified of future software upgrades, so I did.

Today I received this email from Logitech offering me a discount on my next purchase.
I have coloured the text to give you a clue that what I bought was not on their drop down list for me to select.
I have copied the beginning of the email below:

Dear John,

We hope you've been enjoying your Logitechģ  Other product not listed so far! We hope you're happy with your purchase and appreciate your business.

A prime example of mail merge in action gone wrong.

When I was teaching adults in evening classes I used to show them how to do this in Word.  There were always a few in the class who thought these letters/ emails were typed personally.

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Matthew-peter on August 06, 2012, 08:39:18 pm
Howdy everyone,

I have my second interview, full work day assessment with Tempest Elite marketing tomorrow, Hopefully Ill do well and they will employ me, been out of work for too long, however if they dont take me on I will be starting my transport managment course the week after so hopefully am turning my life around  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on August 06, 2012, 08:46:08 pm
Howdy everyone,

I have my second interview, full work day assessment with Tempest Elite marketing tomorrow, Hopefully Ill do well and they will employ me, been out of work for too long, however if they dont take me on I will be starting my transport managment course the week after so hopefully am turning my life around  :D

All the best for your assessment tomorrow. Let us know how you got on
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Matthew-peter on August 06, 2012, 08:48:24 pm
I sure will, I have been promised an n gauge loco if I get the job by my parents as a push for the job, odd i as dont need a push but Ill happily take a present especially if its n gauge haha, my dad also joked that if I dont get the job hell by me a 00 gauge model instead  :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 06, 2012, 08:59:08 pm
I wish you every success for tomorrow Matt  :admiration:


cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on August 06, 2012, 09:00:35 pm
good luck from me as well
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: galway on August 06, 2012, 09:25:01 pm
Good luck Matt  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on August 06, 2012, 09:34:55 pm
Hope everything works out great for you Matt  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 06, 2012, 09:35:59 pm
Recently I bought a new Logitech HD webcam from WH Smiths in their sale.
When installing the software I reached the part where I could register it online to be notified of future software upgrades, so I did.
Today I received this email from Logitech offering me a discount on my next purchase.
I have coloured the text to give you a clue that what I bought was not on their drop down list for me to select.
I have copied the beginning of the email below:
Dear John,
We hope you've been enjoying your Logitechģ  Other product not listed so far! We hope you're happy with your purchase and appreciate your business.
A prime example of mail merge in action gone wrong.
When I was teaching adults in evening classes I used to show them how to do this in Word.  There were always a few in the class who thought these letters/ emails were typed personally.

cheers John.

A classic example of the 'Dear John' letter :sorrysign:

Howdy everyone,

I have my second interview, full work day assessment with Tempest Elite marketing tomorrow, Hopefully Ill do well and they will employ me, been out of work for too long, however if they dont take me on I will be starting my transport managment course the week after so hopefully am turning my life around  :D

Very best wishes for tomorrow M-P. Stick it to 'em :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Matthew-peter on August 06, 2012, 10:22:47 pm
Cheers for the kind words everyone.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Flakmunky on August 07, 2012, 07:53:46 pm
Hi All,

I became a dad last week to a little girl, Alula, our first child.

She was born on her due date, 1st August. Wish I'd put a bet on it now... :)

Right now my grip on reality is canted severely as a result of sleep deprivation. We've read god knows how many books and NONE of them prepared me for this!

In other news, my pre-oredered Flying Scotsman turned up as well, a few days before Alula did...

Take care one and all. Will someone come round and finish my ballasting?! I don't think I will ever be able to get round to it!

Timmo

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: tadpole on August 07, 2012, 08:05:58 pm
Alula - born to ballast.

Naaagh, doesn't sound right
But congratulations anyway!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 07, 2012, 08:12:01 pm
Congratulations Dad, you will get plenty time to do your ballasting with all those sleepless nights you will be having, just learn how to do it one handed with baby in other arm  :hmmm:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jack on August 07, 2012, 08:41:53 pm
Congratulation Timmo!!  :beers:

No more spare money for trains then, not by the time you've spoiled the new little lady in your life.  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 07, 2012, 09:25:40 pm
Great news, Timmo :beers:

Is her middle name Palindrome ;)

Hope mother and baby are doing well :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on August 08, 2012, 07:20:27 am
Two things to be happy about:

Results of my angiogram yesterday confirm I don't need the op.

Union Mills info arrived and told to add a loco to my already very long 65th birthday wishlist

 :claphappy:

Dave
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on August 08, 2012, 07:22:33 am
Two things to be happy about:

Results of my angiogram yesterday confirm I don't need the op.

Union Mills info arrived and told to add a loco to my already very long 65th birthday wishlist

 :claphappy:

Dave

Great news Dave!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 08, 2012, 08:41:18 am
Wot Pengy said - that must be a huge relief, Dave :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 12, 2012, 06:37:30 pm
I have had a few angiograms and the best experience I had was when one was done by a junior with the consultant looking on.  We cracked jokes and after they put that stuff in that makes you think you "need to go" I tried to negotiate a price for a supply as it was an incredible pleasurable feeling.  :smiley-laughing:

The other were all done by the head guys who treated you like a piece of meat on a conveyor belt and they caused pain  :veryangry:

Great news you don't need an operation and I hope it stays that way for a long time  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on August 12, 2012, 07:49:15 pm
Thanks John

Yes, that strange, warm feeling does stay with you!  ::)

The first two done at Harefield were painless and interesting. The last two were very uncomfortable so I'm planning on not having any more, ta very much!

All the best.

Dave
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on August 12, 2012, 07:55:14 pm
Two things to be happy about:

Results of my angiogram yesterday confirm I don't need the op.


 :claphappy:

Dave
Thats great news  :bounce:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on August 12, 2012, 10:58:28 pm
 ;D ;D ;D Cant remember that I ever got a warm feeling from the three Angiogram's I had but I did enjoy watching the TV monitor while the had a sticky inside my ticker.

Best was when the inserted a septal occluder into into a 3.5cm hole in my heart and opened it up like an umbarella, second Angiogram was not so cool the pushed through two blocked arteries so the could fit stents, I thought I was having a heart attack.

Its nice to see you are all clear and don't need any further work, watch your diet and stay safe  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 15, 2012, 09:43:07 pm
Happy today as I bought CorelDraw X5 (graphics software), and Microsoft Office Professional Plus (£8.95 for the latter, and legal).   :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on August 16, 2012, 07:32:57 am
Happy 'putering!

Looks a good deal on Office; which version did you get for that bargain price? I'm using 2003 but told by a pro user that the lastest Office isn't as user friendly as previous versions.

I'm still working my way through Photoshop. Don't think I'm up to coping with Corel.

Look forward to seeing some stunning results posted.

Dave
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 16, 2012, 09:28:18 am
It's the 2010 version.  I found out last night on Facebook that because I work in a school, I get a discount. :beers:  I couldn't with CorelDraw though.

I like Photoshop, and I've been using Corel Paint Shop Pro X, which is limited and well out of date now!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on August 20, 2012, 10:26:50 am
After having got my used Fleischmann ICE-T (3 car set) plus two extra ICE-T coaches for £118. I have just seen that Waltons have them new for £463.

Ok mine are second hand and one of the coaches has some marks on it but what a saving!

Now to track down some more coaches at affordable prices - I've not been able to find out if they come with the interior lighting or if that is an extra.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on August 20, 2012, 01:20:29 pm
Another cracking deal Pengy, well spotted.

I've just ordered a used Class 47 that's saved a few bob so hope it turns out to be a good 'un.

Dave
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on August 20, 2012, 07:58:23 pm
 :bounce:
Just had an e-mail giving me a job interview tomorrow.
Not saying more till afterwards but 1st Interview in 10 months. :-X
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on August 20, 2012, 08:12:10 pm
All the very best, Mike.

Dave
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on August 20, 2012, 08:25:44 pm
:bounce:
Just had an e-mail giving me a job interview tomorrow.
Not saying more till afterwards but 1st Interview in 10 months. :-X

Good luck Mike
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 20, 2012, 08:42:18 pm
Fingers crossed, Mike.
Get in there and wow 'em :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on August 20, 2012, 09:24:58 pm
Good Luck Mike hope things work out well for you  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on August 20, 2012, 10:12:23 pm
Thanks guys, been busy - had a haircut, trimmed the beard and a nice hot soak in a Radox bath.
Brandy to chill with now and then I  will sleep like a log.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Flakmunky on August 21, 2012, 08:26:11 am
Best of luck...
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on August 21, 2012, 09:41:21 am
Good luck with the interview.... :thumbsup:
Hope things go well for you....
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on August 21, 2012, 09:44:06 am
:bounce:
Just had an e-mail giving me a job interview tomorrow.
Not saying more till afterwards but 1st Interview in 10 months. :-X

Good luck
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on August 21, 2012, 03:22:03 pm
 :bounce: :bounce: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:
Not going to be doing quite as much modelling now. :scowl:
Start New Job in a couple of days time,working for Sony DADC :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bikeracer on August 21, 2012, 03:28:17 pm
Well done. :claphappy:

Allan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jack on August 21, 2012, 03:32:30 pm
:bounce: :bounce: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:
Not going to be doing quite as much modelling now. :scowl:
Start New Job in a couple of days time,working for Sony DADC :beers:


 
Congratulations!  :beers:

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: fisherman on August 21, 2012, 03:40:38 pm
wd mate

 :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Zwilnik on August 21, 2012, 04:14:22 pm
:bounce: :bounce: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:
Not going to be doing quite as much modelling now. :scowl:
Start New Job in a couple of days time,working for Sony DADC :beers:

Nice one! more money for trains :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on August 21, 2012, 04:24:20 pm
don't know about more pennies for trains yet.
swmbo has earmarked some already
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: REGP on August 21, 2012, 04:29:15 pm
Now this is a Very Happy Thread
 :beers:
Well done
 :claphappy:
Ray
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on August 21, 2012, 04:57:57 pm
:bounce: :bounce: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:
Not going to be doing quite as much modelling now. :scowl:
Start New Job in a couple of days time,working for Sony DADC :beers:

Congratulations  :admiration:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on August 21, 2012, 05:00:13 pm
Terrific news  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on August 21, 2012, 05:10:01 pm
Excellent!  Well done. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on August 21, 2012, 05:23:58 pm
:bounce:
Just had an e-mail giving me a job interview tomorrow.
Not saying more till afterwards but 1st Interview in 10 months. :-X

Great news about the job, I didn't think the haircut and beard trim would last another 10 months!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 21, 2012, 05:46:03 pm
Super news. Bet you're over the moon :claphappy:
Looks like the brandy worked (must remember that)!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on August 21, 2012, 05:49:50 pm
Great news about the job, I didn't think the haircut and beard trim would last another 10 months!  :thumbsup:
Haircut and beard trim every month except christmas when white beards seem to be very fashionable :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on August 23, 2012, 09:28:22 am
http://en.marks-and-spencer.cz/product/frozen-products/peanut-butter-heaven-ice-cream-500-ml (http://en.marks-and-spencer.cz/product/frozen-products/peanut-butter-heaven-ice-cream-500-ml)

(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/eating/smiley-eating-icecream.gif)

Yummy


Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 23, 2012, 02:46:30 pm
Just heard my niece has her GCSE results
2 x A's and 9 x A*s

Brainbox :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on August 23, 2012, 06:22:52 pm
Just heard my niece has her GCSE results
2 x A's and 9 x A*s

Brainbox :laugh:

great news  :thumbsup:

at least we now know there is one brainbox in the family  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:  :angel:

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: moogle on August 23, 2012, 07:50:47 pm
:bounce:
Just had an e-mail giving me a job interview tomorrow.
Not saying more till afterwards but 1st Interview in 10 months. :-X

I know how you feel, I've had three in as many years.  :veryangry:
Congratulations on getting the job though, well done  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Donkey on August 23, 2012, 08:11:33 pm
:bounce: :bounce: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:
Not going to be doing quite as much modelling now. :scowl:
Start New Job in a couple of days time,working for Sony DADC :beers:
Brilliant news Mike, well done  :claphappy: ;D :claphappy:
Marty
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on August 23, 2012, 09:31:35 pm

Thanks for the comments about the job guys however see the angry thread as well
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on August 26, 2012, 09:04:58 pm
Some friends introduced me to Mojitos, a drink made from white rum, mint, sugar, limes, soda and lots of ice, it's extremely refreshing and I've quite taken to them,   The problem is they're a bit costly so I searched on the internet to get a recipe, tried it out tonight, think I put a bit too much rum it and feel really merry, haven't felt like this in years, lovely jubbly.  Apologies for any slurred postings  :laugh:  8)   :angel:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on August 26, 2012, 09:11:40 pm
So no decoder fitting under the afluence of inkahol   :pleasesign:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on August 26, 2012, 09:17:45 pm
Some friends introduced me to Mojitos, a drink made from white rum, mint, sugar, limes, soda and lots of ice, it's extremely refreshing and I've quite taken to them,   The problem is they're a bit costly so I searched on the internet to get a recipe, tried it out tonight, think I put a bit too much rum it and feel really merry, haven't felt like this in years, lovely jubbly.  Apologies for any slurred postings  :laugh:  8)   :angel:

I made some Mojito last week, very nice it was too  :) The mix (rum, mint, lime, sugar) is easy to make and you can keep it for a couple of days in the fridge and top up with soda when you want  ;)



I found a 50/50 of Mojito mix and soda was about right. Two glasses each and we were both completely pi sozzled !!  :smiley-laughing:


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on August 26, 2012, 09:24:36 pm
So no decoder fitting under the afluence of inkahol   :pleasesign:

Definitely no decoder fitting, been enjoying the fruits of my labours in playing with testing the gronk on the layout in shunting mode.  The automatic shunt mode works really well, press F4 and it does a reverse and forward shuffle, helps really well with automatic uncoupling.  Also discovered you can enable a second sound set with three more horns and other effects, seems a really smart decoder.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on August 26, 2012, 09:37:45 pm
I found a 50/50 of Mojito mix and soda was about right. Two glasses each and we were both completely pi sozzled !!  :smiley-laughing:
Paul

I didn't go that far, a 50/50 and I'd be paralytic, normally 2 glasses of wine is my limit, 3 for a special occasion.  :angel:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on August 27, 2012, 12:29:36 am
Same with us, we hardly ever drink hence why two glasses at 50/50 strength had us immobile and giggling like a pair of five year olds!  :laugh:


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on August 27, 2012, 08:42:57 am
:bounce: :bounce: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:
Not going to be doing quite as much modelling now. :scowl:
Start New Job in a couple of days time,working for Sony DADC :beers:

Just picked up on your excellent news.

Congrats.  :thumbsup:

Dave
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on August 29, 2012, 11:27:50 am
 :) 3 hour hospital appointments that start on time and only take 30 minutes  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 29, 2012, 11:42:54 am
:) 3 hour hospital appointments that start on time and only take 30 minutes  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Never happens to me :( Hope the results were what you wanted, Jon
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on August 29, 2012, 11:50:33 am
:) 3 hour hospital appointments that start on time and only take 30 minutes  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Always a good thing and the very best result is when they say:
 ' ... and you don't need to come back'!!  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on August 29, 2012, 02:24:00 pm
:) 3 hour hospital appointments that start on time and only take 30 minutes  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Always a good thing and the very best result is when they say:
 ' ... and you don't need to come back'!!  :)
Well they didn`t go that far but confirmed that ...
I am still alive  ::)
Lungs arn`t as bad as they expected  :-\
Heart still goes thump,thump,bang as it should do  :doh:
The red stuff in the veins is the right colour   :o
They have made the next appointment   :laugh3:
They insist that I give up the last of my 3 vices  :'( :'( so in 1996 I gave up alcohol  :'( In 2012 I gave up smoking and now they want me to give up fast women :'( :'( lifes not fair anymore :'( :'(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on August 29, 2012, 02:33:17 pm
So, the motorís still running and youíve given up the booz  :thumbsdown: and weed  :thumbsdown: AND fast women  :thumbsdown:, think of all the extra N gauge kit you can buy with the cash  :thumbsup:.

An ever-so-slightly slower lady may be another solution.  It ainít all bad!  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 29, 2012, 05:36:02 pm
I agree with Dave - a fast woman's no good to me 'cos I can't catch them :-[
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on August 29, 2012, 06:34:06 pm
Ah, poor 'ol thing, life getting too hard for you  :laughabovepost:   :whistle:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jack on August 29, 2012, 06:48:57 pm
I agree with Dave - a fast woman's no good to me 'cos I can't catch them :-[

So you don't look like George Clooney then? Because if you did you wouldn't need to chase them  :smiley-laughing: :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 29, 2012, 08:23:15 pm
Ah, poor 'ol thing, life getting too hard for you  :laughabovepost:   :whistle:

 :nerner: :moony:


So you don't look like George Clooney then? Because if you did you wouldn't need to chase them  :smiley-laughing: :laugh:

Nah - he never pulled Liz Hurley whereas I did. Sadly I then woke up :drool: :'(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MJdJ on August 30, 2012, 06:56:15 am
Got my first ever tanker on bogies  :bounce:, start of a small fleet, who knows.
Mmmmm, both the engine and the wagon could use some weathering   >:D.... on the to do list.
Kind regards

(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg557/MJdJ37/12e8b29d.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Donkey on August 30, 2012, 10:12:20 pm
 8)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on September 01, 2012, 04:24:48 pm


Nah - he never pulled Liz Hurley whereas I did. Sadly I then woke up :drool: :'(
Must say that I might have been able to because I used to have a drink with her dad most Tuesday evenings....
I just didn`t know who his daughter was at the time :'( :'(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on September 01, 2012, 08:26:19 pm


Nah - he never pulled Liz Hurley whereas I did. Sadly I then woke up :drool: :'(
Must say that I might have been able to because I used to have a drink with her dad most Tuesday evenings....
I just didn`t know who his daughter was at the time :'( :'(
Just checked back and pleased I didn`t try and pull her.........she would only have been 10 or 11 at that time  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on September 03, 2012, 11:40:37 am
 :claphappy: GB Gold and Siver at the Paralampic :claphappy:


Great day yesterday at the Paralympics Equestrian at Greenwich yesterday  - fantastic value for money (£10 ticket). Two golds and one silver - immense skill shown by the riders.

Here are some of my pictures:

Deb Criddle at the start of her silver medal winning performance

(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k540/PendythePendolino/Paralympics%202012/Debcriddleentersarena.jpg)

Sophie Christiansen at the end of her gold medal winning performance

(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k540/PendythePendolino/Paralympics%202012/SCleavingarena.jpg)

The Dressage team score is announced (medal ceremony on Tues)
(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k540/PendythePendolino/Paralympics%202012/Dressageteam.jpg)

The medals for the Grade III, Deb on the left. The overcast weather and the lateness of the day made it hard for picture taking.

(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k540/PendythePendolino/Paralympics%202012/DCmedalsandhorses.jpg)

Sopie Christiansen with Gold

(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k540/PendythePendolino/Paralympics%202012/SCceremony.jpg)

The flags of the medal winning countries - GB, gold medal

(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k540/PendythePendolino/Paralympics%202012/Flags.jpg)

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on September 03, 2012, 11:51:09 am
I am pleased you had an enjoyable day out  :greatpicturessign:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on September 03, 2012, 02:42:42 pm
Good on you Pengy. Agree  :greatpicturessign: and another chance to use the phrase PROUD to be British ! :claphappy: :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on September 03, 2012, 03:10:12 pm
Hurrah for all the amazing competitors  :thumbsup:  :claphappy:

We have plenty of people to be hugely proud of. I hope the promised legacy will be there for the future.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on September 03, 2012, 06:16:33 pm
All good stuff and great pictures even if they do look like pristine models. Or is that just my eyesight? 8)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on September 03, 2012, 08:57:39 pm
Had some friends over, at the weekend, and they brought their 4 year old son with them. I had set up an oval of track, so he could see a train go round. Showed him the control (Bachman basic), and he took to it straight away. Accelerated, slowed, reversed, all with no problem, apart from when he moved away from the table and pulled the track off! He has now asked for a train set for himself. So at least we have one more youngster who may join the modelling clan, so the future is not all doom and gloom.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Donkey on September 03, 2012, 09:13:20 pm
Pleased you had a great day Pengy  :thumbsup: Terrific performance by team GB again, I think they can get their horses to do everything apart from talk  :) Thanks for the pics.

Marty
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on September 03, 2012, 09:45:27 pm
Pleased you had a great day Pengy and nice to see England is doing well, sadly we dont get much of a coverage of the Paralympics on TV over hear and don't hear much about the results which I think is unfair.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on September 03, 2012, 10:33:45 pm
On the BBC news last night they reported on the coverage that was being shown by other countries and it was pathetic.  If one of their athletes won a medal they would only show that sadly it is still going to be a long haul.

John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on September 04, 2012, 10:45:46 am
Happy today, living in the skin cancer capitol of the world I had a little black and brown spot show up on my arm, I thought it looked a bit strange so went off to the Doctors, he suggested I keep an eye on it for a couple of weeks and see if it vanishes.

Having had a friends wife that had something similar and after an MRI found she had cancer all through her body and lasted just 3 months after finding out I asked him to do a biopsy.

He did as I requested and I got a phone call from him today to tell me that there were some strange cells that showed up, the Pathologist suggested removing a lot more flesh because if left as is it could turn into something very nasty, thankfully at this stage it is not dangerous so I will go and get more cut out next Tuesday, quite a relief considering in one Aussie State alone 2.400 people die every year from Melanoma.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on September 04, 2012, 12:33:42 pm
I hope once you have more flesh removed that will be the end of it for you  ;)

John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on September 04, 2012, 01:05:54 pm
Keep us posted please, Dave, and good luck next week :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on September 04, 2012, 01:43:53 pm
All the very best for Tuesday, Dave.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Cimmerian on September 04, 2012, 01:47:53 pm
Good luck Dave. Hope it all goes well.
Title: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on September 04, 2012, 04:01:24 pm
Just been told by O2 that my bill will be reduced by £10 this month because of the service outage during the summer.

That's a (extra) tenner I can spend on N gauge stuff!  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on September 04, 2012, 07:29:46 pm
I got a pound  :bounce:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on September 04, 2012, 08:27:19 pm
Not sure if this should be in the Angry thread - my elderly mother has just got a bunch of refunds from the Inland Revenue, for each tax year back to 2006. Total of £900! I have asked her, very very nicely, if she would like to buy me some rolling stock and/or locos. No positive response yet.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on September 04, 2012, 09:18:07 pm
Keep working on her, Kipper.
Monty Python found the Comfy Chair and the Soft Cushions worked particularly well in getting results :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on September 05, 2012, 01:27:05 pm
Keep working on her, Kipper.
Monty Python found the Comfy Chair and the Soft Cushions worked particularly well in getting results :laugh:

Better leaving a few old folks homes brochures lying about the place, or get her sectioned  >:D  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on September 05, 2012, 01:48:44 pm
Keep working on her, Kipper.
Monty Python found the Comfy Chair and the Soft Cushions worked particularly well in getting results :laugh:

Better leaving a few old folks homes brochures lying about the place, or get her sectioned  >:D  :smiley-laughing:

A tad harsh, perhaps but there again ...... ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on September 05, 2012, 02:54:17 pm
Order going in for a Q1 in Southern livery, plus re-offered to contribute to having a layout made up (I had forgotten that she had agreed to that last year!).  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on September 05, 2012, 02:56:55 pm
Sounds like a bunch of flowers might be in order as a thank you, it could reap rewards in the future.   ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on September 06, 2012, 11:56:05 am
The whole back garden is being rotovated and levelled for a new lawn as we speak - that will have to do!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on September 06, 2012, 12:09:48 pm

Sounds like a bunch of flowers might be in order as a thank you, it could reap rewards in the future.   ;)


The whole back garden is being rotovated and levelled for a new lawn as we speak - that will have to do!

Who said romance was dead..... ;) :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on September 06, 2012, 12:25:02 pm
Who said romance was dead..... ;) :D

Depends what's going under the lawn....

Nicely levelled with be ideal for the garden railway will it not
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on September 06, 2012, 01:00:36 pm
Who said romance was dead..... ;) :D

Depends what's going under the lawn....

  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: galway on September 06, 2012, 05:24:33 pm
Who said romance was dead..... ;) :D

Depends what's going under the lawn....

  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :D

It wasn't specified who is actually doing the work  :confused1:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on September 09, 2012, 08:07:17 pm
The turf did not arrive, so will have to wait till tomorrow. Will it be up to the contractors, or me, to remove all the cat poo diggings that have appeared over the weekend? (I have removed my dog's poo, but she does not bury it, like the cats do.)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on September 10, 2012, 04:02:39 pm
Turf laid - just! Workmen arrived without any cement, so edgings will have to wait till tomorrow, or the next day, or the next day.
I think I should have hired a cowboy firm to do the job, instead of a large, well established company. Would have been a crap finish, but it would have been done (the lawn is only part of the job, have had the front gravelled and new paths and edgings laid there too). Main problem has been the weather, as the job should have been done in March, and they are trying to fit in smaller jobs when they can, as their big contracts take priority. At least I haven't paid any money yet!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on September 11, 2012, 02:47:08 pm
My 14 CD Discovery box set from Pink Floyd arrived today and all for just £38.42. I'm a VERY happy chappy!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on September 18, 2012, 04:07:48 pm
No catheter or other temporary pipework installed   :o......just see how things  go for the next 10days
 :-\   :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Cimmerian on September 18, 2012, 04:52:55 pm
Good news, Jon. :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on September 18, 2012, 07:12:06 pm
Good to hear that, Jon :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on September 18, 2012, 07:31:20 pm
Good for you, Jon!

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on September 18, 2012, 09:26:31 pm
Fingers crossed Jon.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: silly moo on September 21, 2012, 02:59:09 pm
 I've just been to my local model railway shop and bought two Graham Farish mk1 coaches, I think they are exquisite. Compared to my very old '70s coaches it's plain to see that British N is getting better all the time.  :D

Regards

Veronica
 

 :ngauge:



Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on September 21, 2012, 08:13:48 pm
I have to agree, Veronica. The quality of Farish rolling stock continues to improve. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on September 21, 2012, 09:10:41 pm
You can't have too many mk 1's. :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on September 21, 2012, 10:53:22 pm
Happy today, the bad report I got from the skin cancer spot biopsy came back all clear after they cut another large chunk out of my arm, always a relief to get the all clear on these rotten things.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on September 21, 2012, 11:04:33 pm
That is indeed good news Dave  :thumbsup:


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: galway on September 21, 2012, 11:22:14 pm
Great news  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on September 22, 2012, 10:08:41 am
Nice to hear the news Dave...you'll have to put a few more corks on the hat to keep the sun off :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on September 22, 2012, 12:51:51 pm
Crikey talk about skin cancers, I was advised by a Cardiologist to get on Warfarin (Rat Poison) before I turned 70 to avoid the possibility of having a stroke, I have been on it for about 2 months and couldn't figure out why my right arm was becoming bright red and sore, it seems Warfarin makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight, looks like I will have to use sunblock stuff to avoid getting burned, pain in the backside.

Just my right arm because the sun hits it when I am driving.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on September 22, 2012, 04:05:42 pm
Try holding the wheel instead of resting it on the windowsill  :drool:

Seriously ... good news about the report  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on September 22, 2012, 04:11:55 pm
Blimey Dave, I thought it was bad enough when I got my bowel cancer test kit on my 60th birthday. I didn't realise I had rat poison to look forward to :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on September 22, 2012, 04:23:53 pm
Pleased to read your news, Dave.  :)

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on September 22, 2012, 08:48:03 pm
Very good news about your arm, Dave :thumbsup:
Does it have to be Warfarin you take? Could it not be dispersible aspirin (like I've been on for the last 12 years, amongst other stuff)?? They both thin your blood ???
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on September 22, 2012, 08:55:20 pm
Really pleased to hear you got the all clear from your chunk of flesh, ever thought about being a character in the Merchant of Venice  ;)

Blimey Dave, I thought it was bad enough when I got my bowel cancer test kit on my 60th birthday.

That was a bit of a shock to me also and something I found very unpleasant to do - then it has to go in the post  :no:  :no:  :no:


cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on September 22, 2012, 11:30:10 pm
Very good news about your arm, Dave :thumbsup:
Does it have to be Warfarin you take? Could it not be dispersible aspirin (like I've been on for the last 12 years, amongst other stuff)?? They both thin your blood ???

 :D :D Hi Mick, started off with Asprin, went onto Clapogel (Plavix) and finally the king of the blood thinners Warfarin, they tell me that every now and then I get Atrial Fibrilation which can cause a blood clot, to bad if I get into a car smash I guess I will just have to sit and watch myself bleed to death, fingers crossed  :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on September 23, 2012, 11:20:19 am
Yup - atrial fibrillation was what caused me to be put on the meds I'm on now. In fact, I've just had the letter from my doc asking me to go for a blood test to check all is OK with my ticker :uneasy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on September 23, 2012, 11:30:29 am

That was a bit of a shock to me also and something I found very unpleasant to do - then it has to go in the post  :no:  :no:  :no:


cheers John.

I sometimes picture the postal service with thousands of completed bowel test kits stuck in some sorting office somewhere, or the surprise on the great train robbers as they open the sacks if they picked the wrong train.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on September 23, 2012, 11:53:38 am

That was a bit of a shock to me also and something I found very unpleasant to do - then it has to go in the post  :no:  :no:  :no:


cheers John.

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
I sometimes picture the postal service with thousands of completed bowel test kits stuck in some sorting office somewhere, or the surprise on the great train robbers as they open the sacks if they picked the wrong train.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on September 23, 2012, 07:03:03 pm
Healthy lot, ainít we!?  :wave:

Iíve been on Persantin for the last couple of years, after a mini stroke. I reckon that those and the cocktail of other stuff I take (for BP and cardio) is enough to cause spontaneous combustion. Good job I quit the weed some years back!

Stay happy!  :beers:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on September 23, 2012, 07:14:11 pm
Yeah, I know what you mean. I'm a diabetic and what with the aspirin and the statins, I take 7 tablets in the morning and 2 after my evening meal. Some mornings I rattle. Means I can't sneak up to the modelling room without making a noise.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on September 23, 2012, 08:35:33 pm
Yeah, I know what you mean. I'm a diabetic and what with the aspirin and the statins, I take 7 tablets in the morning and 2 after my evening meal. Some mornings I rattle. Means I can't sneak up to the modelling room without making a noise.

 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:

Shake, rattle 'n' roll, Malc, that's me :laugh3:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on September 23, 2012, 09:16:33 pm
Its very heartwarming to know that so many forum members are pill poppers like me  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I used to be hooked on music, coffee, fags and women :heart2: now i'm hooked on pills and trying to stay alive, don't know what the :censored: worlds coming too ???
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on September 23, 2012, 09:26:28 pm
I used to enjoy a good drink -real ale preferably, but now, with these tablets, I daren't touch the stuff - well not more than one pint every once in a while.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on September 25, 2012, 06:57:23 pm
Glad to discover elf and safety haven't ruined University physics...

http://boingboing.net/2012/09/24/liquid-nitrogen-ping-pong-ba.html (http://boingboing.net/2012/09/24/liquid-nitrogen-ping-pong-ba.html)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: keerout on September 25, 2012, 07:18:58 pm
 :laughabovepost: love it!  8)  :thumbsup:
Gerard (AKA Keerout)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on September 25, 2012, 09:10:47 pm
Good news that I've cut down to 4x Tramadol a day from 8 although the missing 4 have been replaced by paracetamol. Just 2x 500mg of Naproxen means I'm only on 10 tablets a day now rather than 18 a couple of months ago. I really must be more careful when descending those stairs!

In other good news, my 2-car Farish Express Parcels DMU turned up today and I was surprised to find that both units are powered. It looks like this is normal too, why is this? At £76 I'm not complaining, just curious.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on September 25, 2012, 09:27:20 pm
Where did you get it for £76, sounds a very good price  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on September 25, 2012, 09:37:55 pm
Thats good news that you were able to cut your medication down Trainfish  :thumbsup: if your like me you must hate taking tablets all the time  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on September 25, 2012, 09:42:43 pm
Glad to discover elf and safety haven't ruined University physics...

[url]http://boingboing.net/2012/09/24/liquid-nitrogen-ping-pong-ba.html[/url] ([url]http://boingboing.net/2012/09/24/liquid-nitrogen-ping-pong-ba.html[/url])



Superb experiment  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on September 25, 2012, 09:59:45 pm
Went through Blackfriars today - first time I've been since the station re-opened. What an impressive station!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on September 26, 2012, 12:40:27 am
Where did you get it for £76, sounds a very good price  :)


The actual price was £84.50 from Trains & Diecast (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180959234254?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649) which seems a good price but ebay also sent me a 10% off voucher for any purchase over £25 so that brought it down to £76.05  :thumbsup:

Thats good news that you were able to cut your medication down Trainfish  :thumbsup: if your like me you must hate taking tablets all the time  :thumbsdown:


You're not wrong there orb! I've only been on the Tramadol for 5 months which isn't a long time compared to what some people are on but they are VERY addictive! The only way I can describe how my head was feeling for the first week was as if I had just emerged from a Motorhead gig in the Colston Hall in Bristol (I know that as I've seen them there twice!) as my ears were ringing. There's still a small ringing but it's decreasing by the day now and I'm on day 10. I'm just hoping I can give them up as easily as I gave up the morphine back in June. The only confusing thing is if I can give up both the morphine and the Tramadol then why the hell can't I give up the cigarettes???
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on September 26, 2012, 02:58:52 am


Thats good news that you were able to cut your medication down Trainfish  :thumbsup: if your like me you must hate taking tablets all the time  :thumbsdown:

 The only confusing thing is if I can give up both the morphine and the Tramadol then why the hell can't I give up the cigarettes???
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 :D :D :D :D Been there and done that and it wasn't easy, thanks to my ex Missus nagging me to death about smoking I finally managed to give them up but it wasn't easy.
I suggest you find someone to nag you maybe that would work for you to  :hmmm: :hmmm: :hmmm:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on September 26, 2012, 07:08:11 am

....... I'm just hoping I can give them up as easily as I gave up the morphine back in June. The only confusing thing is if I can give up both the morphine and the Tramadol then why the hell can't I give up the cigarettes???
[/quote]

One thing at a time, old chap! Take it easy and good luck with the 'plan'.  ;)

Glad you got that bargain. My GF DMU runs very nicely but note that it would need 2 DCC chips should I decide to go that way.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on September 27, 2012, 12:41:31 am
Thanks for the support and advice guys. I already have someone nagging but to be honest I think the rebel inside me tells me to carry on while she's nagging me. I don't think she quite understands that there's more chance of me giving up if she doesn't go on about it.

I have only test run the DMU on a wheel cleaner so far and it had excellent slow speed control. I'm still confused as to why a 2-car unit requires 2 motors though  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: bigbear on October 15, 2012, 12:28:46 am
Well, apart from the obvious things, i.e., wife and kids, model railways, etc., one of the things that makes me happiest is watching one of our cats just getting on with being a cat. When she was just a few weeks old, she got cat flu and on one particularly desperate day we were going to have to decide whether to put her down or not. We decided to fight on and she's now a huge and very beautiful fluffy lunatic, with one eye, ( a legacy of the cat flu), but an undiminished love of life. She always cheers me up if I'm feeling sorry for myself! Even when she's ripping my shirts to pieces with her brother... Aargh!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on October 15, 2012, 01:38:01 am
I couldn't agree more. We have 2 cats, brother and sister. She is an absolute loony who still thinks she's 9 weeks old rather than 9 years and apart from a watery eye once she's never had an issue. Bruce on the other hand has had most cat things you can think of plus he's asthmatic! He has to have an inhaler at least twice a day and steroids in the morning. He had a really bad attack about 9 months ago with his tongue going blue etc and I thought we were about to lose him but the vet was brilliant over the phone and we managed to sort him out using the inhaler and an extra steroid. Now he apparently has a bit of arthritis so has to have a capsule of powdery stuff in his food in the morning. I have absolutely no doubt he will be the first one to go but we love them both to bits just like they do us  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on October 15, 2012, 07:38:33 am
Bless all moggy lovers.

Our little old lady was 19 years old last April and is on thyroid control tabs and pain killers for her achy bones. Spoilt rotten she has her own private medic - our vet lives next door - so house visits come free of charge.

She now specialises in sleeping, eating and sitting on the laptop, especially if I'm trying to use it.

Love her to pieces.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on October 15, 2012, 09:07:22 am
Cat loving has been in my family for generations but the past 20 years or so I have taken a preference to cat size dogs, regardless of what pet people have I think its great that people have fun with and love them to pieces  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Agrippa on October 15, 2012, 11:44:26 am
Last week I was walking the dog along a local cycle/ walking path
when I found £10 note, that cheered me up no end.
Invested the money in 3 pints of Old Peculier. :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on October 15, 2012, 12:40:28 pm
I tried some Theakston's Infallible last week and it was a mighty fine pint :pint:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on October 23, 2012, 01:55:19 am
After having a good old whinge at Sky for taking 11 months to move my phone line rental to them we agreed compensation. I wanted the difference for each month between the 2 line rentals, about £27.50 in total. On Wednesday a very arrogant 'customer service' rep offered me £10 as I couldn't prove that I'd chased it up every month. I took the £10 but said I may appeal. On Saturday a very nice lady called me unaware of the £10 offer. She couldn't believe how little he had offered when I told her. She offered me free multiroom (which was recently fitted free) for 12 months worth £123 and also dropped my phone line rental to £3 per month for 12 months, another £138 saving. So, a total of £271 saved when they could have given me £27.50 and I would have been happy  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: bigbear on October 23, 2012, 07:46:53 am
Our 13 1/2 year old dog was reprieved last night! She's not been well for a few days and we thought it was her last night, but before the vet arrived, she started to pick up a bit. He said it would be wrong to put her to sleep while she is still enjoying life a bit. I am relieved and amazed at the same time. What a tough old girl she is!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on October 23, 2012, 07:53:13 am
Good for her, BB!

Our 19 year old moggy is a very special member of the family. She's wobbly with clicky bones and poor eyesight but we are so happy when she greets us at the bottom of the stairs each morning.

Her 'doc' lives next door so she gets very personal service without the stress of visits to the surgery.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on October 23, 2012, 12:51:34 pm
Our 13 1/2 year old dog was reprieved last night! She's not been well for a few days and we thought it was her last night, but before the vet arrived, she started to pick up a bit. He said it would be wrong to put her to sleep while she is still enjoying life a bit. I am relieved and amazed at the same time. What a tough old girl she is!

With you on that, we have a 14 year old cairn terrier and a 13 year old collie cross that continue to amaze us in agility (well intrest in food at least). Long may all of the canine geriatrics survive !
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on October 23, 2012, 02:28:42 pm
Our 19 year old moggy is a very special member of the family. She's wobbly with clicky bones and poor eyesight but we are so happy when she greets us at the bottom of the stairs each morning.

Her 'doc' lives next door so she gets very personal service without the stress of visits to the surgery.

Dave G

We have an 18 year old Maine Coon cat called Molly. Her eyesight is fine and she can still jump the fence to get round the front of the house! She is going deaf though and her digestion ain't what it was ;) She can still give our 8 year old tom Tigger a clout if he annoys her  ;D


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Matthew-peter on October 23, 2012, 03:33:56 pm
We currently have a 16 year old, one eyed Tom Tabby who although getting on is still quite an active lad, normally seen on our neighbours shed roof trying to pester birds, never gets any as hes quite docile.
We also have a 16 year old cross breed dog (part whippet with something else) and shes starting to feel her age, quite slow and really takes her time with food, but we all love them to pieces.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on October 25, 2012, 07:26:28 pm
Bless all moggy lovers.



Kocia Walka (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBVjPKwCpP0#)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bikeracer on October 25, 2012, 07:56:55 pm
Looks like that cat's in training for using a vending machine.

Allan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on October 25, 2012, 09:34:43 pm
If it was a dog, it would just sniff the printer, then pee on it!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on October 26, 2012, 10:16:39 pm
Faggots mushy peas bread and gravy on a cold day

British Cuisine for British weather
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: bigbear on October 27, 2012, 12:29:18 am
We have reached 1/2 term and I'm driving to Scotland tomorrow at the crack of dawn... Just when they've had their first snowfall! I don't believe it! Hoping to do the rail journey between the Kyle of Lochalsh and Inverness - probably in a diesel, as I doubt they'll be steaming at this time of year?

Wish us luck!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: class37025 on October 27, 2012, 12:38:14 am
We have reached 1/2 term and I'm driving to Scotland tomorrow at the crack of dawn... Just when they've had their first snowfall! I don't believe it! Hoping to do the rail journey between the Kyle of Lochalsh and Inverness - probably in a diesel, as I doubt they'll be steaming at this time of year?

Wish us luck!

lucky b****r !
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Agrippa on October 27, 2012, 03:33:18 pm
Just back from visiting friends and family in Kent and East Sussex,
plenty of Shepherd Neame and Fullers consumed. finger lickin good. :beers:



Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on October 27, 2012, 06:17:38 pm
Faggots mushy peas bread and gravy on a cold day

British Cuisine for British weather

I'm with you there, EP!

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on October 28, 2012, 04:56:29 pm
Combining two posts, faggots, mushy peas, onion gravy (the wifes) mash and a pint or two of London Pride, bliss  :beers:  :claphappy:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on October 28, 2012, 08:06:21 pm
Our 13 1/2 year old dog was reprieved last night! She's not been well for a few days and we thought it was her last night, but before the vet arrived, she started to pick up a bit. He said it would be wrong to put her to sleep while she is still enjoying life a bit. I am relieved and amazed at the same time. What a tough old girl she is!

That is great news and hopefully the pup will kick on for a lot longer.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on October 31, 2012, 10:56:00 am
Very happy!  My wife returned from hospital last night after being rushed by ambulance to A&E on Saturday night.  To cut a long story short, she had three blood clots on her lungs and was in immense pain, along with difficulty in breathing. I had to look after our 2 year old and 2 week old boys. :o  I did have some great help from family and friends in the daytime, but night time was extremely tiring!!! :sleep:

So, she's home and everyone is happy now.  Just a week of injections and 6 months of pills to take.

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on October 31, 2012, 11:16:29 am
It is so-o frightening when something like that happens. Glad to hear all is well.

Look after each other.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on October 31, 2012, 11:21:36 am
Very pleased for you and the family Chris, that is a very nasty thing to happen to your Wife, thank goodness she made a recovery OK  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: keerout on October 31, 2012, 12:26:19 pm
scary stuff! good to hear all is well in the end
Gerard.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on October 31, 2012, 12:52:01 pm
Thanks chaps!  Just trying to catch up with everything from the past view days.  It's surprising how the posts mount up on the forum......6 pages! :o
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on October 31, 2012, 03:31:19 pm
Glad to hear she's OK.  You must be very relieved.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Cimmerian on October 31, 2012, 04:38:01 pm
Great to hear she's ok.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mr.Grumpy on November 03, 2012, 09:39:22 am
I'm back!

I've moved into my new flat and I have SO MUCH SPACE for model railway building!

Will post pics, just letting you know I'm not dead. :bounce:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on November 03, 2012, 10:01:33 am
Glad to see you are settled. Looking forward to some piccies when you get sorted.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on November 03, 2012, 10:29:15 am
It must be wonderful to have lots of space and a clear space to start working in  :thumbsup:

My train space has to shaer with many helicopters and quadcopters and the flying stuff outnumbers the rolling stuff  :-[

Good to hear you are settling into your new place  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on November 03, 2012, 11:04:00 am
I'm back!

I've moved into my new flat and I have SO MUCH SPACE for model railway building!

Will post pics, just letting you know I'm not dead. :bounce:

Enjoy all your new space. Look forward to updates when you get the time.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 03, 2012, 05:12:14 pm
Good to know you have a great modelling space with some living accommodation attached :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: kaiwhara on November 08, 2012, 06:32:07 am
First job as a certified Locomotive Engineer, 4AM Standby!!!!!

Let's see how long that lasts... :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on November 08, 2012, 07:13:58 am
First job as a certified Locomotive Engineer, 4AM Standby!!!!!

Let's see how long that lasts... :laugh:

Congrats - I think! :claphappy:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jack on November 08, 2012, 07:21:43 am
Quote
certified

Does that mean they have mad train drivers in NZ?  :laugh:

Congrats on gaining your loco licence.  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: kaiwhara on November 08, 2012, 07:30:26 am
I would have thought you'd have to be mad to work for the Railways full stop!!

I can take my L plates off now, let see what happens!!!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on November 08, 2012, 06:11:17 pm
Congrats here's to your long service award.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Donkey on November 08, 2012, 09:03:50 pm
Went to visit my mum in her nursing home tonight. She has terrible dementia bless her and no longer recognises me or any of the family. For the last 12 months or so she has refused to talk to me and usually chases me out within 30 seconds or so. Tonight she let me sit with her and had a lovely chat for half an hour. I am absolutely floating on air at the moment  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Marty
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 08, 2012, 09:05:37 pm
Yay!
That has got to be a result :thumbsup:
I'm so pleased for you, Marty :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jack on November 08, 2012, 09:29:51 pm
Went to visit my mum in her nursing home tonight. She has terrible dementia bless her and no longer recognises me or any of the family. For the last 12 months or so she has refused to talk to me and usually chases me out within 30 seconds or so. Tonight she let me sit with her and had a lovely chat for half an hour. I am absolutely floating on air at the moment  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Marty

Having worked in a Care Home a few years back (SWMBO works as a senior Nurse in one still), that will be a wonderful treasure for you Marty!! Long may the happy thoughts linger  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on November 08, 2012, 10:08:21 pm
Went to visit my mum in her nursing home tonight. She has terrible dementia bless her and no longer recognises me or any of the family. For the last 12 months or so she has refused to talk to me and usually chases me out within 30 seconds or so. Tonight she let me sit with her and had a lovely chat for half an hour. I am absolutely floating on air at the moment  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Marty

Absolutely fantastic for you to have your mum back for a few hours, how precious is that  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on November 08, 2012, 10:11:31 pm
That's brilliant, Marty.  :)

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on November 08, 2012, 10:19:56 pm
I am very happy for you Marty and I know exactly how you feel, my Dad was in a nursing home for 3 years and died with Alzheimerís.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on November 09, 2012, 01:23:39 am
That is so nice to hear Marty..........be sure to treasure those moments and i hope you get to have more lovely chats with your mum........... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: trainsdownunder on November 09, 2012, 02:25:25 am
Must have been fantastic.

Mother in law has Alzeimers and if I'm lucky I get called the husband, but most times it's just "him" .
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Cimmerian on November 09, 2012, 08:25:42 am

Mother in law has Alzeimers and if I'm lucky I get called the husband, but most times it's just "him" .

That's better than I get called and there's nothing wrong with my mother-in-law.  ;D

But that's great news, Marty. Must have been great.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on November 11, 2012, 09:55:07 pm
Just been out for a meal with friends in Arroyo de la Miel (about 2kms from where I live) and we went to a Chinese and all had one of their set menus.  Choice of half a dozen starters, 16 mains and a choice of coffee or ice cream, we all had a drink (2 beers and 1 wine),  this time it was my time to pay, the bill came to the princely sum of 17.10 euros (about 15 quid UK?), more than enough food, we were all well stuffed, who's a happy teddy then (but still nursing a sore cut finger and don't care  :) )
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on November 11, 2012, 10:10:22 pm
who's a happy teddy then (but still nursing a sore cut finger and don't care  :) )

How on earth did you manage to cut your paw on a chopstick?  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on November 11, 2012, 10:12:32 pm
Sounds like a good night out, Caz. We pay that much for a small take-away for two here in chilly Sevenoaks!

Here's pic of one of my fave 65th birthday presents - a GF BR Standard Class 4MT. Run in nicely and looking lovely:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/thumb_2591.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=2591)

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on November 11, 2012, 10:15:49 pm
who's a happy teddy then (but still nursing a sore cut finger and don't care  :) )


How on earth did you manage to cut your paw on a chopstick?  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:


Not on a chopstick, even I can't manage that  :laughabovepost:   see http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1724.msg97185#msg97185 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1724.msg97185#msg97185)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on November 11, 2012, 10:35:57 pm
Just ordered 15 more Yeoman wagons to go with the 26 I have. Now all I need is for Dapol to hurry up and bring out the class 59 in Yeoman livery. Oh and I really must get some track laid too   :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on November 12, 2012, 12:09:22 am
oops, just won 4 more on ebay too. I'm starting to wonder just how many I need now...................
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on November 18, 2012, 05:55:42 am
My football team have won another match! Happy days (well for a week anyway). Come on lads, prove the TV pundits and doomsayers wrong!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: gawain on November 26, 2012, 06:17:26 pm
Just had news from my eldest daughter who had a scan today, and is expecting a baby brother for my grand-daughter. :bounce:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on November 26, 2012, 06:22:01 pm
Just had news from my eldest daughter who had a scan today, and is expecting a baby brother for my grand-daughter. :bounce:

Congratulations gawain, I have no doubt all of the family will be very happy with this news  :thumbsup:
I hope everything goes smoothly for mum and baby  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 26, 2012, 08:00:14 pm
Fantastic news, Gawain! :claphappy:
Time to start thinking of that N gauge starter set :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on November 27, 2012, 11:33:49 am
Congrats, next trip to the UK will be when our son's first child is born sometime in January.  :claphappy:

I'm to young to be another Grandad  :veryangry: :veryangry:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: gawain on November 27, 2012, 05:50:02 pm
Congrats Jerry

I have more happy news, my youngest daughter (of 2) had her 12 week scan today and baby is fine and all there :claphappy:  :bounce:.  Youngest daughter lives in South West Scotland, baby due beginning of June, eldest daughter lives about 5 miles away and baby due middle of April.
Next Spring will interesting and busy, and more travelling.   

Tony
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on November 27, 2012, 06:26:59 pm
I have more happy news, my youngest daughter (of 2) had her 12 week scan today and baby is fine and all there :claphappy:  :bounce:.  Youngest daughter lives in South West Scotland, baby due beginning of June

Even better news, grandchild No 2 will be part of the master race  :D
You must be overjoyed with this second lot of news.

Congratulations to all concerned  :claphappy:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: bigbear on November 27, 2012, 08:52:14 pm
Some great happy news on here ;D ;D ;D

My happy news is; am 40 today ???  :beers:and my beautiful wife has bought me not one but two Union Mills locos - a 3F and 'cauliflower'. 3F in my hand and other one on order. And she took me to Gaugemaster where I bought some necessary items and gazed longingly at many others.............................

More good news is that I sold my layout on eBay, without making too much of a loss :smiley-laughing:

So I can now build my double-track Peco planned circuit on a 3'6" by 2'3" board, and I've bought the track and Morley controller already!!! Lots of layout construction coming up!!!

David

Happy Birthday Good Sir!

I'm happy because it isn't my birthday... It was on Sunday - 58  :worried: - and I have always disliked it! Somehow it has never seemed a particularly fun day and I am always glad when it's over.

Glad to hear that yours was such a success, thuogh and can't wait to see some shots of your layout!!!

What's your minimum curve radius? I've got a 2' 6" board with a little track installed at the moment and have been wrestling to fit the biggest radius I can on it. My problem is that I also want to fit a high level branch line in too, so have to have enough height to fit in the incline...

Any suggestions welcome!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: bigbear on November 27, 2012, 08:55:28 pm
Oh Bl**dy hell!

I've just noticed that my quote above was from an old posting... Bah! Still glad you had a good birthday, but feel a little foolish, nonetheless! I will try harder!  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 27, 2012, 09:20:59 pm
Oh Bl**dy hell!

I've just noticed that my quote above was from an old posting... Bah! Still glad you had a good birthday, but feel a little foolish, nonetheless! I will try harder!  :)

It must be a 'late 50's' thing 'cos I am just as bad :worried:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on November 27, 2012, 09:45:15 pm
Oh Bl**dy hell!

I've just noticed that my quote above was from an old posting... Bah! Still glad you had a good birthday, but feel a little foolish, nonetheless! I will try harder!  :)

It must be a 'late 50's' thing 'cos I am just as bad :worried:

Happy birthday for last Sunday BB.  :)

58?! Enjoy every minute. Just wait till you're 65, if I remember rightly!  :hmmm:

Re 30" wide board: I have a 72x30" board with 12" radius on the outer track and 10" (ish) on the inner. The inner track is a tad tight for the larger locos. There's a pic somewhere, I'll try and dig it out.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: grumbeast on November 27, 2012, 10:21:15 pm
Well after a few months of extra practice, my little girl of 5 just took her first Royal Academy Ballet exam 6 months early and seems to have come through with flying colors!  Proud mum and dad have just come back from a meal to celebrate where the little thing ate 10 dumplings!

Yay her!

Graham
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on November 28, 2012, 07:11:36 am
A new Dame Margot in the making!  ;D

Blimey, that shows my age - Darcey Bussell perhaps!

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on December 06, 2012, 12:03:42 pm
Just learned I have a premium bond win and I'm told I can keep it all for me!  :bounce:

That means I can order that expensive Peco 3 way point that's been holding up the changes I want to make.

Can't wait!

Dave G

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jack on December 18, 2012, 04:43:20 pm
My Class 45 has just come back on Shed following DCC Conversion with Wickness Models. Well impressed with the work done.  :claphappy:

I've been wanted one of these ever since I'd seen it, only because it carries my old Army cap badge.

Simple things please simple minds  :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on December 19, 2012, 08:02:01 pm
Just had notification that an order I placed with shapeways should be here tomorrow - is in transit as I type this.
http://www.shapeways.com/model/485806/railking-rk275-rail-car-mover-n-scale.html?li=productBox-search (http://www.shapeways.com/model/485806/railking-rk275-rail-car-mover-n-scale.html?li=productBox-search)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on December 19, 2012, 08:08:52 pm
Just had notification that an order I placed with shapeways should be here tomorrow - is in transit as I type this.
[url]http://www.shapeways.com/model/485806/railking-rk275-rail-car-mover-n-scale.html?li=productBox-search[/url] ([url]http://www.shapeways.com/model/485806/railking-rk275-rail-car-mover-n-scale.html?li=productBox-search[/url])


That is a nice looking piece of equipment, looking forwards to some pictures if you don't mind taking them  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on December 19, 2012, 08:20:16 pm
Will do John, Only ordered it on Friday.
Going to have to look at a different photo store as have discovered all my photos on Photobucket have been deleted.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on December 19, 2012, 08:23:07 pm
Create an album on the forum for your pics, that won't cost you  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 19, 2012, 09:27:04 pm
Will do John, Only ordered it on Friday.
Going to have to look at a different photo store as have discovered all my photos on Photobucket have been deleted.

Gulp! :o
Any idea how that happened? :worried:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on December 19, 2012, 11:28:41 pm
Nobby, I went to log on to put some new pictures up but since I've had the computer problems have found lots of stuff is not working properly.
It appears somehow everything just dissapeared. All my project photos are gone . I am also having to re-register on a lot of sites
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 20, 2012, 08:02:13 am
Very sorry to hear that, Mike :(
Are they just gone from Photobucket or have they vanished from your computer too?
Makes me glad I do a full back up every week
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on December 20, 2012, 10:27:29 am
That's a horrible situation! Hope you are able to retrieve from your computer.

My other half is an IT wiz and demands that I copy stuff to an external drive AND vital stuff onto CD/DVD as well.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: trainsdownunder on December 20, 2012, 12:49:37 pm
Layout has arrived !   :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:

At last the reno work is finished - well near enough, and all our chattels and goodies have been delivered from storage. Never knew I had quite so much stuff. Well I did really.
So now it's time to cull the stock as building the new layout begins shortly after Christmas, if I can decide which plan to go with. Currently looking at around 4 variations of plans but have yet to bite the bullet on any one of them. Also new layout will be built totally from Kato Unitrack as just buought a job lot - and I mean a lot. Remember this being up for sale N scale layout for sale. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3wawaiCaMc#ws). Well did a deal with the guy and I have all the ex layout track.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on December 20, 2012, 12:54:48 pm
I remember that layout, that will give you plenty to play about with plus is must be a great feeling to have your "stuff" back  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on December 22, 2012, 12:24:05 pm
I think I'm happy that yesterday I took delivery of 2 more Dapol blue/grey HSTs. But, as I received an email from Model Railways Direct this morning to say 2 more are on their way and I got knocked back £250 for being off work sick for a week I'm not too sure. It's been a VERY expensive week! Generally happy though and now I just have to decide whether to sell on 2 of my 6 HSTs or keep all 6.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on December 22, 2012, 02:10:56 pm
Wow Trainfish, is it warm in the Doghouse?! I thought you had trouble with getting just two HST sets into the house! Could you pass off the new two as the the previous two?

Skyline2uk

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on December 22, 2012, 02:57:09 pm
Too late for the 2 which turned up today (not sure why I put yesterday in my original post) she was woken up by the postman delivering them! As for the 2 in transit it depends on when they turn up. Not sure if there are deliveries tomorrow but if they turn up either tomorrow all day or Monday before 11 then she'll spot those too. I may have to re-locate and put the laptop in the doghouse and report back from there  :worried:

Still, at least the other 5 or 6 pre-orders aren't on their way yet  :doh:
Title: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on December 23, 2012, 04:22:14 pm
Hi All

Happy to be able to enjoy Christmas with family and friends.  :foodanddrink:

Here's a pic I took the other day of the park that is just outside my back gate - Knole Park.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_2894.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=2894)

I'll be back online on 27 December so wish all you folks a good time and look forward to learning what Father Christmas left for you this year.

Dave G


Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: cookiescrumble on December 24, 2012, 11:05:36 am
Rather happy with the cracking serviced I've received from Amazon.

Having seen it advertised on TV I decided that getting a copy of Lego Creationary for the family to play at Christmas would be a cracking idea. I had no idea how hard it would be to get one though....

I spent ages trawling the internet and searching the high street. I couldn't find it in stock anywhere, well unless I paid £80 for it on eBay or popped up to a Toys r Us in Gateshead ..... The Amazon website however said that would be getting it back into stock on the 18th and even with the free super saver postage it would be here for Christmas on the 24th. So my order was placed on the 13th and the finger crossing commenced  :worried:.

So the 18th came and went and no word from Amazon arrived, they had even stopped taking more orders before this date. Then the 19th came and went followed by the 20th..... and still nothing. So I resigned myself to the fact that there was no chance of me getting in time for Christmas  :'(.

Then on the 21st, in the evening, I got an email from them saying that my order had been dispatched. But it didn't seem quite right at first, the game was being sent to me from their warehouse in Germany  :confused1:. What they had done was quite marvelous  :D, they had sent one to me by UPS next day delivery so that it would be here for Christmas! and the best thing? At no extra charge! 

Though and behold, as promised I got the order this morning!  :bounce:

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish all my fellow N gaugers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 24, 2012, 11:19:49 am
Good service, indeed :claphappy:
Happy Christmas to you and yours too :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on December 24, 2012, 03:17:14 pm
 :claphappy: :claphappy: Amazon deserve credit for that. We use them a lot as they deliver to Italy free if the order is over £25. Excellent customer service as well.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on December 24, 2012, 06:25:42 pm
I received a loco today from our very own Dr Al. I paid for it Friday night, he posted it Saturday, I received it Monday. So a big  :thankyousign: to both Dr Al and the post office.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on January 03, 2013, 01:26:04 am
I've had a few happy days actually. New Years Eve (Monday) we went to a friend's house and got absolutely hammered  :beers: At some point one of his daughters held a raffle to raise money for her upcoming school trip to South Africa and I won a HUGE box of chocolates!
Then on Tuesday I saw that Model Railways Direct had some Farish half relief terraced houses listed at £7.50 each instead of the RRP of £18.35. I went into the loft last night to find out how many I needed, guessing about 10. By the time I got back to my PC it was after midnight and the price had gone up to £14.70 each! I was gutted at first. Then I thought, 'I can write a good email, even a cheeky email, maybe I can get them for £7.50 after all'. So, that's what I did, I asked if I could buy all 29 of them (gulp) at £7.50 each.
Today they emailed me to say yes, I can have them all for that price. I took them up on the offer and now have 58 rear halves (each building is a pair) of terraced houses on their way to me! I must admit I did wonder later whether I'd gone a bit mad ordering 29 of them but hey ho, I'll live  :doh:
Then finally on Wednesday, I get home from work and open up my home emails. One of them jumps out at me which says
Quote
"CONGRATULATIONS! You are our Hornby Advent Calendar grand prize draw winner!"

So, I now have £500 to spend on the Hornby site which I then have to sell to enable me to buy proper railway stuff, ie N gauge! Unless of course others have ideas on how I convert £500 at Hornby into as much money as possible to spend on N gauge. Feel free to PM any ideas.

So, all in all not a bad few days really  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on January 03, 2013, 08:17:40 am
Wow  TF! That's what I call a result!  :laughabovepost:

Well done and good luck with all that Hornby dosh - no ideas how to swap it but there may well be a deal somewhere.

Hope your lucky start goes right the way through 2013.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on January 03, 2013, 10:48:12 am
That is a wonderful start to the year Trainfish, well done and I hope you can maximise your Hornby purchases.

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on January 03, 2013, 10:51:24 am
Go so fed up with this laptop and its lack of user friendliness that becausesorting sons PC out last week Ive 'invested' in an uptodate tower system for myself. Bassic model but modern SATA drives etc so I can add 'extras' as money becomes available  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on January 03, 2013, 04:26:28 pm
Well I'm on the lookout for a laptop for a project if anyone is chucking them out, OS is unimportant, as long as it works.  I'll even pay the postage  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 03, 2013, 08:14:34 pm
I'll even pay the postage  ;) ;D

Knowing Lawrence as I do, that's a fantastic offer :-X
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on January 03, 2013, 08:18:04 pm
 :laughabovepost:  :laughabovepost:  :laughabovepost:  :laughabovepost:  :laughabovepost:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on January 03, 2013, 08:19:21 pm
Well I'm on the lookout for a laptop for a project if anyone is chucking them out, OS is unimportant, as long as it works.  I'll even pay the postage  ;) ;D
My lappy is one of many that the makers programed to only work south of the tundra so it always turns off at Watford if heading north.
 would never sell a laptop to anybody wih the harddrive in it. Its a sure way to be hacked into at some time in the future. If- IF-IFIF I do sell it it will have a new hardrive fitted and no OS but at the momment it will be kept as a backup machine.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on January 04, 2013, 10:04:54 am
I'll even pay the postage  ;) ;D

Knowing Lawrence as I do, that's a fantastic offer :-X

 :veryangry: :veryangry:





 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on January 05, 2013, 07:33:32 pm
Finally have my railway room back to myself, it's really nice having visitors but it's also nice to have the house back to myself as well.   It does mean that other than an odd bit of scenic fiddling I haven't been able to do much since before Christmas so hopefully will start catching up with things this coming week.  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on January 06, 2013, 10:43:37 am
Finally have my railway room back to myself, it's really nice having visitors but it's also nice to have the house back to myself as well.   It does mean that other than an odd bit of scenic fiddling I haven't been able to do much since before Christmas so hopefully will start catching up with things this coming week.  :claphappy:

Totally agree, Caz!

Spare room now back to a wondrous mess with tools and bags of scatter and boxes of stored building all over the place!

Trying to sort out how to max the storage space in the yard area. I'll probably be calling for help and advice with that in the next few days.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on January 11, 2013, 07:18:04 am
MY car insurance renewal notice came and the premium has gone down!! I didn't think things like this ever happened. :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on January 11, 2013, 07:29:01 am
MY car insurance renewal notice came and the premium has gone down!! I didn't think things like this ever happened. :claphappy:

Good for you!

Is it perhaps that the new EU rules say that drivers must be treated exactly the same with no gender preference despite the very clear risk differences?

Does that mean my insurance bill's going up?  :worried:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on January 11, 2013, 07:32:52 am
I thought mine was going up because of the EU thing
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on January 11, 2013, 09:41:15 am
Sounds like you have an honest insurance company Jane, I would hang on to them if I was you because honest ones are as scarce as hens teeth.

We still have thousands of people waiting for insurance payouts for damage to their homes caused by floods two years ago, many wont get a cent.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on January 12, 2013, 09:25:30 pm
Well, I got around to finally putting shelving into my 'modelling area' (read 2nd kitchen) - it's made one hellova difference !  I've not only sorted out most of the tools etc I had scattered around onto two of the three shelves, but I've also managed to get a bunch of 'extra' items (spare loo & kitchen rolls, etc etc from the Cash & Carry) onto the top shelf !

SWMBO can't believe that yesterday I said I needed to do it, and today it's complete  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :P

All I need now is some get up & go to do some modelling in my nice tidy area  :worried:  Anyone have any for sale on eBay  ???

Mike
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on January 12, 2013, 10:32:00 pm
Well done Mike, 10 Brownie points to you for putting a smile on SWMBO face thats an added bonus,  you cant beat a tidy work area  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 13, 2013, 10:54:27 am


All I need now is some get up & go to do some modelling in my nice tidy area  :worried:  Anyone have any for sale on eBay  ???

Mike

Mike - I believe B & Q do packs of Get Up & Go, along with tins of elbow grease and tartan paint. I tried to get a long weight there yesterday but ended up standing there for ages :confused1:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bikeracer on January 13, 2013, 11:08:19 am

Mike - I believe B & Q do packs of Get Up & Go, along with tins of elbow grease and tartan paint. I tried to get a long weight there yesterday but ended up standing there for ages :confused1:

It'll be in the same aisle as sky hooks,earwax and belly button fluff. :D

Allan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on January 13, 2013, 11:16:05 am
 :laughabovepost: That is so silly - but I like it!  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on January 13, 2013, 11:17:19 am
That's the aisle next to the left handed hammers and screwdrivers.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: trainsdownunder on January 13, 2013, 11:30:04 am
If anyone sees any Skirting board ladders can they get me a set
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on January 13, 2013, 02:25:27 pm
Allan, don't want to upset you, but..................

http://www.ddpowertools.co.uk/product.php/site/froogle/sn/SKY2 (http://www.ddpowertools.co.uk/product.php/site/froogle/sn/SKY2)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on January 13, 2013, 10:27:02 pm
Just round the corner from the long weights
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on January 25, 2013, 11:20:59 am
 :) Just home from the doctors where I had my annual breathing tests. Very little deterioration sinse last year  but being refered for a 6 week course sessions to establish exactly what forms of 'NHS help' I'm entitled/require for future stability of breathing   :hmmm:

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on January 25, 2013, 11:25:31 am
Well done Jon.

Good luck with the course. Hope you get all you need.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 25, 2013, 11:26:49 am
:) Just home from the doctors where I had my annual breathing tests. Very little deterioration sinse last year  but being refered for a 6 week course sessions to establish exactly what forms of 'NHS help' I'm entitled/require for future stability of breathing   :hmmm:

Excellent news, Jon :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Agrippa on January 27, 2013, 11:52:38 am
Being introduced to a friend's new puppy, all fluffy
and licks.....
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on January 27, 2013, 03:22:45 pm
Took my passport form and pictures into the Post Office for checking and sending off on 23rd Jan and was told to expect that my passport would be back within 3 weeks. It was delivered on 26th Jan!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on January 27, 2013, 03:57:04 pm
Pengy, sorry to dissapoint you but you don't need a passport to use the Portsmouth Harbour - Isle of Wight ferry..........
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on January 27, 2013, 06:54:32 pm
Pengy, sorry to dissapoint you but you don't need a passport to use the Portsmouth Harbour - Isle of Wight ferry..........

 . . .  its for when I go up North - the border control is at Kensington Olympia
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on January 27, 2013, 08:11:08 pm
I just got the winning bid (eBay) on a Class 150.  It has body damage, but that's fine for what I need.  £50 with postage added. :claphappy:  Then, after I got to the page that says "Congratulations! You've Won!" I see another 150 advertised underneath for £50 buy it now.  Well, before I could even think about what my wife would think, the fingers had done the clicking!!!!! :doh:   :)

So, one pair will go towards a Class 456, one power car will be a second motor for the Class 455.  The dummy will be used for something else eventually.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on January 27, 2013, 08:32:38 pm
It's good when things go your way on eBay  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: class37025 on January 27, 2013, 08:36:59 pm
I just got the winning bid (eBay) on a Class 150.  It has body damage, but that's fine for what I need.  £50 with postage added. :claphappy:  Then, after I got to the page that says "Congratulations! You've Won!" I see another 150 advertised underneath for £50 buy it now.  Well, before I could even think about what my wife would think, the fingers had done the clicking!!!!! :doh:   :)

So, one pair will go towards a Class 456, one power car will be a second motor for the Class 455.  The dummy will be used for something else eventually.

it's not what she thinks that matters, it' what she SAYs  :smiley-laughing:

still not too cold tonight so you should be snug in the doghouse  :sleep:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on January 31, 2013, 08:09:57 pm
Looked out of the spare bedroom/railway room this morning and wasted time watching some MR BT men unloading and starting to install a highspeed fibre optic broadband cabinet directly opposite us so at last we might get a better connection as promised about a year ago  ::) :claphappy: :claphappy:





Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on February 01, 2013, 09:51:25 pm
Joined Dapol's Nthusiasts club just before Christmas, mainly to buy the Class 22 and milk tankers club special but somehow my application got screwed up and wasn't actioned.  I contacted Joel who got on the case and as result today my membership packed finally arrived but with an added bonus of an extra two wagons (making three in total) as compensation for being messed around, well done Dapol.   :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on February 02, 2013, 10:15:23 pm
SWMBO picked up some bits'n'bobs in the B'ham branch of Iain Allen; nothing N (although they had a range of wagons & a few coaches on discount), but a OO Pullman 3rd to go with her 1sts, and an LNER Conflat (which was effectively free, as the Pullman was @ 33% off); she got the other Conflat in MZ - so she's chuffed  :laugh3:

Me, I got the 2nd volume of the 'Named Trains on LNER Lines' - cracking book and on offer as well :D - so I guess SWMBO got both Conflats free  :laugh:

(on a side note : if anyone wants the blue (1969) version of the Hornby OO Brighton Belle, they had in the 2-car pack as well as all the extras - all at discount.  Not my cup of tea ...)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on February 03, 2013, 03:08:05 pm
Funnily enough, I piched up a WD Austerity, black - late crest for £80 on Friday from the same branch. Just got it run in, about to fit the chip now.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on February 04, 2013, 08:17:06 pm
Putting this in here, as I think it will make me happy at my next exhibition visit.

At the weekend, I came across an old man, making his way round an exhibition (not railway), and he had the perfect device for clearing the "gawpers" out of the way - a three wheeled mobility walker, that he was pushing along. The shape of it was just like a railway snowplough, and had the same effect of parting the way ahead of him. Think I will invest in one for next time.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on February 04, 2013, 08:29:53 pm
Funnily enough, I piched up a WD Austerity, black - late crest for £80 on Friday from the same branch. Just got it run in, about to fit the chip now.

Got a weathered one. Luverly stuff!

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on February 04, 2013, 08:38:01 pm
Putting this in here, as I think it will make me happy at my next exhibition visit.

At the weekend, I came across an old man, making his way round an exhibition (not railway), and he had the perfect device for clearing the "gawpers" out of the way - a three wheeled mobility walker, that he was pushing along. The shape of it was just like a railway snowplough, and had the same effect of parting the way ahead of him. Think I will invest in one for next time.

Not a bad idea Kipper but I have said it before and will say it again " eat plenty of onions and baked beans a few days before the show and you will have the place to yourself"  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on February 09, 2013, 11:42:13 pm
Yay mission impossible accomplished  :)

Etched Pixels/Ultima now has a downloadable catalogue. Not that you want to print it in a hurry, as it weights in at 771 products, 200 pages and 37000 words !

Alan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on February 10, 2013, 10:29:55 am
Yay mission impossible accomplished  :)

Etched Pixels/Ultima now has a downloadable catalogue. Not that you want to print it in a hurry, as it weights in at 771 products, 200 pages and 37000 words !

Alan

Excellent achievement, EP :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on February 10, 2013, 11:25:25 am
A mamoth task! Congrats.

I don't promise to read it all but having at a good squint at the GWR section.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on February 11, 2013, 01:53:58 pm
Yay.. several years late but finally

This is an automatic notification to inform you that we have processed your order for the following items:1 * Dapol 2P-005-002 Mk 3 coach twin pack - buffet & Mk3 2nd class "Wrexham & Shropshire"

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on February 11, 2013, 07:20:00 pm
 :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: 6 month checkup of prostate today has given me the'all clear' to start doing things gently  :laugh3: :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on February 11, 2013, 07:27:29 pm
Doctor's orders! Hope it keeps good for you.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on February 11, 2013, 08:43:00 pm
Fantastic news, Jon :claphappy:
Hope you don't mind but I removed the 'r' from prostrate ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on February 11, 2013, 08:52:40 pm
Gerat news Jon, chuffed for you  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on February 11, 2013, 08:54:15 pm
Fantastic news, Jon :claphappy:
Hope you don't mind but I removed the 'r' from prostrate ;)
Oi ! you leave my 'r's alone. Its had a bit of a bashing today
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on February 11, 2013, 08:59:48 pm
Fantastic news, Jon :claphappy:
Hope you don't mind but I removed the 'r' from prostrate ;)
Oi ! you leave my 'r's alone. Its had a bit of a bashing today

 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:
Mind your p's and q's ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Chetcombe on February 11, 2013, 11:53:05 pm
Fantastic news, Jon :claphappy:
Hope you don't mind but I removed the 'r' from prostrate ;)
Oi ! you leave my 'r's alone. Its had a bit of a bashing today

I'm sure if someone examined my prostate that way, I would end up prostrate pdq :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on February 12, 2013, 12:55:34 am
Great news John, I know what it means to get news like that. I'll also be in touch soon re Owl's CD which is now here. I just need to find the time to watch it.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on February 12, 2013, 07:14:22 am
Well done, Jon. Excellent news.  :)

Take care and don't try and do too much too soon.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on February 12, 2013, 10:46:29 am
Really good news to hear.

I hope this gives you peace of mind for a long time  ;)

All the best John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on February 12, 2013, 10:55:50 am
Good to see its not affected your sense of humour !!!

Congrats. :bounce:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on February 13, 2013, 09:16:52 pm
You know you've spent too much of the day modelling when you overhear a conversation about a bouncy castle and the first thing that passes into your mind is to wonder if it derails.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on February 13, 2013, 09:55:40 pm
And not to mention trying to decide whether Bad Manners should be sent back for replacement.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on February 14, 2013, 09:08:07 am
Good to see its not affected your sense of humour !!!

Congrats. :bounce:
:confused1: What sense of humour ?  :scowl:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on February 21, 2013, 09:19:30 pm
Had a nice email from Dapol, see http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=9475.msg119028#msg119028 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=9475.msg119028#msg119028)  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: keerout on February 21, 2013, 11:13:17 pm
Nice one Caz!  :thumbsup:
congrats!
Gerard
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on February 25, 2013, 08:01:30 pm
Ordered the Draper 30 drawer chest that I mentioned in http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=11643.0 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=11643.0) from Amazon on Saturday and despite accepting free delivery 3-7 days or similar it arrived today along with some stuff I ordered from Keith at Train Trax which I only ordered on Friday evening, great service from both  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on February 25, 2013, 08:05:46 pm
Ordered the Draper 30 drawer chest [...] it arrived today
Good & fast  :thumbsup:

So - are the drawers big enough for a loco / coach / etc ?  Can you post a piccy showing ?

Mike
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on February 25, 2013, 09:14:28 pm
Ordered the Draper 30 drawer chest [...] it arrived today

Good & fast  :thumbsup:

So - are the drawers big enough for a loco / coach / etc ?  Can you post a piccy showing ?

Mike


Mike, see http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1375.msg120133#new (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1375.msg120133#new)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on February 27, 2013, 10:03:03 am
Found a plaster bandage / ModRoc supplier last night at a good price - 36 rolls of 15cm x 2.75m for just under £30 (inc postage).  84 pence a roll ?  Not seen it cheaper !
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on February 27, 2013, 03:03:37 pm
As I am having another visit to the hospital, I might nip round the stores to see if they have any out of date plaster bandages being chucked out. Never know your luck!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on February 27, 2013, 03:07:05 pm
Found a plaster bandage / ModRoc supplier last night at a good price - 36 rolls of 15cm x 2.75m for just under £30 (inc postage).  84 pence a roll ?  Not seen it cheaper !

Would you care to share your supplier please?

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on February 27, 2013, 03:57:57 pm
Found a plaster bandage / ModRoc supplier last night at a good price - 36 rolls of 15cm x 2.75m for just under £30 (inc postage).  84 pence a roll ?  Not seen it cheaper !


Would you care to share your supplier please?

cheers John.

Oooh no !!!

I'm keeping http://www.amazon.co.uk/Modrock-Plaster-Paris-Bandage-Bumper/dp/B00314DQEO/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1361980635&sr=8-7 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Modrock-Plaster-Paris-Bandage-Bumper/dp/B00314DQEO/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1361980635&sr=8-7) to myself in case I need more !!!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on February 27, 2013, 05:37:54 pm
Just spent an hour chasing down a hundred escaped TPO gangway castings. In the process of finding them I've found another 250, a pile of crimson and cream printed sides, and a load of BR blue and BR(S) green printed suburban sides lurking in the depths of a box where they got missed when I first counted everything. Some of it stuff which I didn't think I had any of left.

Alan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on February 27, 2013, 09:25:09 pm
Just spent an hour chasing down a hundred escaped TPO gangway castings. In the process of finding them I've found another 250, a pile of crimson and cream printed sides, and a load of BR blue and BR(S) green printed suburban sides lurking in the depths of a box where they got missed when I first counted everything. Some of it stuff which I didn't think I had any of left.

Alan

No doubt put in that 'safe place' we all know and love but never find again ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bikeracer on February 28, 2013, 08:03:33 am
I've finally got a laser printer I'm happy with,it's a Lexmark CS410dn.
It's the first printer I've had where out of the box the output is very close to what's on my screen and there's loads of colour adjustments available.

Now I can get on with printing and making the card models I need because there'll be some continuity with colours.

Allan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on February 28, 2013, 08:31:00 am
The printer sounds like a good choice, Allan.

Please let us have some pics once you have started producing the buildings.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Matthew-peter on February 28, 2013, 02:03:51 pm
Well Im in a good mood now.
My modelling and painting is back on track (pun intended) although still need my rocket card glue for the station building.
One of the family dogs has had an operation which went really well
and I am hopefully starting college soon, which should be a new experience for me.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on February 28, 2013, 08:30:28 pm
Well Im in a good mood now.
My modelling and painting is back on track (pun intended) although still need my rocket card glue for the station building.
One of the family dogs has had an operation which went really well
and I am hopefully starting college soon, which should be a new experience for me.

Good luck with the college, M-P. What are you studying?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on March 01, 2013, 05:14:38 pm
I won a load of Kato double track viaducts on ebay! :laugh3:  They come with the catenary poles too, so I can finally run the Class 86's more realistically! :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: BobB on March 01, 2013, 05:56:34 pm
Well, I can't be bothered to read this post from the start (it was here before I joined the forum) but my ego has been boosted this week.

I've changed a year or so ago from OO back to N and have built a two level baseboard and track. (Probably the most accomplished of the many skills required.) One of my old OO colleagues offered  to buy the completed baseboard and track structure as is (without scenery) because I happened to mention that everything was working but there wasn't enough space left for all of the scenery that I wanted. (Same old problem, to much track in the available space.) My mate suggested that the lower level hidden fiddle yard and reverse loop should be exposed; this got me thinking.

I could put the hidden fiddle yard on top with one side exposed and the terminus could be underneath and become a continuous run. I'm now thinking that even if Richard doesn't buy it, for the sake of a sheet of wood I could re-design, make it lighter and have bags of room (comparatively) for grass and buildings !

I think I'll be building a new layout no matter what in the next few months.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on March 01, 2013, 06:01:58 pm
I accidentally bought a ticket to Twyford instead of Twickenham via the machine a little while ago.

The guard couldn't change it because part of it was on FGW route. He issued me with another ticket and phoned ahead to Twickenham so I could get a refund. Twickenham had got the message and were helpful but said I needed to contact SWT customer service - which I did. Today I got my refund for the ticket (in vouchers) and, as a gesture of goodwill, they waived the £10 handling fee. So I am happy.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on March 01, 2013, 07:13:04 pm
Osborns have a their special order of Dapol GWR Collett coaches in and I ordered 2 more brake coaches, they arrived the other day but on opening, despite the boxes saying Brake Third, they were Brake Composite.   :(

Contacted Osborns and they asked for pictures of which I duly obliged, upon receipt of the pictures they said they would put replacements in the post that day and I could keep the composites as it was there error, well done Osborns.   :claphappy:

No connection, just a happy customer.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on March 03, 2013, 10:54:29 am
Signalling and power supply problems on the New Guildford line yesterday meant an unscheduled stop at Effingham Junction.

The guard opened the doors so that the passengers on the platform (waiting for the stopping service) could get onto the train to get warm as there was going to be long delays on the line. Thought this was a really nice gesture!

He reminded people to get off before the train departed though.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Donkey on March 03, 2013, 03:36:07 pm
My dearly beloved has just booked us on the White Rose Moorlander for 20th of March. Classic diesel hauled from Teesside to Hellifield in North Yorks then steam to Carlisle and back. Can't wait  :D :D :D

Marty
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on March 03, 2013, 03:40:03 pm
Signalling and power supply problems on the New Guildford line yesterday meant an unscheduled stop at Effingham Junction.

The guard opened the doors so that the passengers on the platform (waiting for the stopping service) could get onto the train to get warm as there was going to be long delays on the line. Thought this was a really nice gesture!

He reminded people to get off before the train departed though.

That was a very thoughtful gesture, I wonder if there are many would do the same  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on March 03, 2013, 03:41:25 pm
My dearly beloved has just booked us on the White Rose Moorlander for 20th of March. Classic diesel hauled from Teesside to Hellifield in North Yorks then steam to Carlisle and back. Can't wait  :D :D :D

Marty

That sounds like a good day out Marty, I hope the weather is kind on that day.

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Donkey on March 03, 2013, 03:50:08 pm
I hope so John, I would love some sunshine for taking pictures. I have never been over the S&C and to do it steam hauled just tops it off nicely  :D.
Have just read your post about the show in Gateshead and will try to make Saturday if possible. I will let you know for sure later in the week though John.

Marty
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: voltan on March 03, 2013, 05:58:01 pm
I wonder what time it'll be passing my work? I'll probably miss it as they've a terrible habit of going past when I'm not on my break.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 03, 2013, 09:24:35 pm
I hope so John, I would love some sunshine for taking pictures. I have never been over the S&C and to do it steam hauled just tops it off nicely  :D.


Marty

Hi Marty - did that last year behind Oliver Cromwell and it was superb.
Don't suppose you know what you'll be getting?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on March 03, 2013, 09:29:16 pm
On uksteam.info its down as any loco from the WCRC pool of locos

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/trs13.htm (http://www.uksteam.info/tours/trs13.htm)

dave  :thumbsup:

P.S Remembered to update link in Knowledge bank  ::) as it was to 2012  :doh:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Matthew-peter on March 04, 2013, 02:42:14 pm
Well Im in a good mood now.
My modelling and painting is back on track (pun intended) although still need my rocket card glue for the station building.
One of the family dogs has had an operation which went really well
and I am hopefully starting college soon, which should be a new experience for me.

Good luck with the college, M-P. What are you studying?

Either engineering manufacturing (to get onto the railways) or psychology and sociology.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 04, 2013, 02:53:07 pm
Well Im in a good mood now.
My modelling and painting is back on track (pun intended) although still need my rocket card glue for the station building.
One of the family dogs has had an operation which went really well
and I am hopefully starting college soon, which should be a new experience for me.

Good luck with the college, M-P. What are you studying?

Either engineering manufacturing (to get onto the railways) or psychology and sociology.

If it's the last 2 you may find out who took your cake :-X
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on March 04, 2013, 02:56:36 pm
Well Im in a good mood now.
My modelling and painting is back on track (pun intended) although still need my rocket card glue for the station building.
One of the family dogs has had an operation which went really well
and I am hopefully starting college soon, which should be a new experience for me.

Good luck with the college, M-P. What are you studying?

Either engineering manufacturing (to get onto the railways) or psychology and sociology.

If it's the last 2 you may find out who took your cake :-X

Or, even more important, why?  :hmmm:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Matthew-peter on March 04, 2013, 02:58:21 pm
I hope so  :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Donkey on March 04, 2013, 07:47:33 pm
I hope so John, I would love some sunshine for taking pictures. I have never been over the S&C and to do it steam hauled just tops it off nicely  :D.


Marty

Hi Marty - did that last year behind Oliver Cromwell and it was superb.
Don't suppose you know what you'll be getting?

No idea yet Mick but Oliver Cromwell would do nice  :)

I will give you a wave as we steam past Voltan  :D

Good website davieb thank you  :thumbsup:

Marty
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: petercharlesfagg on March 05, 2013, 07:18:57 am
Every morning I wake up I'm happy, another bonus day!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on March 05, 2013, 10:07:16 am
Every morning I wake up I'm happy, another bonus day!

Could not agree more Peter, after having a near death experience every day is a bonus  :angel: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on March 07, 2013, 06:38:01 pm
Just had my first pint for 97 hours (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-eatdrink009.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-eatdrink009.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-eatdrink009.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) That should only be one until tomorrow but I'm  :claphappy: to have my taste buds back. My wife was on the phone many years ago to her mum who was a sweet old stick, when she said "Davids not well" back came "Man FLu" HID responded "No he really is ill he's not drinking!" Started a really awful cold on Sunday evening, I'll have to take a sick note into my local when I go in tomorrow.  :laugh:  :bounce: ing with health
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: petercharlesfagg on March 07, 2013, 07:08:32 pm
Just had my first pint for 97 hours

WOW, it must be a year or more since my last pint!   OINVU!

These modern drugs are great for afflictions but I do hate going past nice pubs!

(Should have posted my comment in the "Angry Thread!)

Regards Peter.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on March 08, 2013, 04:49:52 pm
I truly feel you you lads and lasses that aren't able to enjoy a pint/glass of something because of meds you need to take regularly.

I'm lucky that my cocktail of chemicals doesn't give me that problem but I don't take liberties as one may have done in years gone by.  :D

On another bright note for me, ERNIE came up with £50 with my name on so I took all of 30 seconds to pop an order online for a selection of wagons.  :claphappy:

All the best!

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on March 08, 2013, 07:22:17 pm
On another bright note for me, ERNIE came up with £50 with my name on

But I thought Two-Ton Ted from Teddington done him in  ???
http://youtu.be/8e1xvyTdBZI (http://youtu.be/8e1xvyTdBZI)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 08, 2013, 09:37:07 pm
ERNIE came up with £50 with my name on so I took all of 30 seconds to pop an order online for a selection of wagons.  :claphappy:


WISE thing to do..............................................................I'll get me cloak :doh:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on March 08, 2013, 09:59:45 pm
ERNIE came up with £50 with my name on so I took all of 30 seconds to pop an order online for a selection of wagons.  :claphappy:


WISE thing to do..............................................................I'll get me cloak :doh:

Get out of that!  You can't, can you? :nerner:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on March 11, 2013, 04:39:48 pm
The tooth previously referred to in the angry thread has now been (eventually) removed  :D it only took 4 injections and 6 or 7 minutes of manipulation to remove it  :o but at least it has now gone.  The anesthetic hasn't worn off yet so fingers crossed  ::)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on March 11, 2013, 04:44:28 pm
In the meantime you will be one of Scotlands best dribblers  :P

Seriously I hope when it all wears off it is not too bad  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on March 11, 2013, 04:49:17 pm
Ugh! Poor bloke; my sympathies.

As the Novacaine (or whatever) wears off, try something nicer tasting and a natural anaesthetic out of a bottle.
  :pint:

Snowing here. At least 30mm. No :-X trains tomorrow then!!

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on March 11, 2013, 05:22:25 pm
Had a fair bit of snow overnight Dave, took me 30 mins to do the 7 and a bit miles because everyone was doing stupid slow speeds  ::)  :D  Actually the hardest bit was getting out of the village  :confused1:
Dentists orders, no alcohol for at least 24 hours  :(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bikeracer on March 11, 2013, 06:14:54 pm
  The anesthetic hasn't worn off yet so fingers crossed  ::)

Why have your fingers been anesthetised,I thought it was a tooth that was the problem. :P
 
Allan

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on March 11, 2013, 08:31:36 pm
OK, when I left the house to go to the station to pick up significant other there was 2 inches of snow, maybe 3.

I got 100 yards down the lane to the main road into Sevenoaks. Gridlock up the hill and down, too. Decided to text n say 'please walk the mile home' and do a U turn.

Lady in front decides she has total right of way and blocks both carriageways as she is stuck at 90 degrees to the rest of the traffic.

20 minutes later I'm back home having done all of 200 yards. No gritters anywhere.

Hoorah for Kent CC and the Sevenoaks traffic teams! Another own goal!

Dave G

Shame about the booze ban Lawrence. Make up for it tomorrow!

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 11, 2013, 08:34:43 pm
The anesthetic hasn't worn off yet so fingers crossed  ::)

Will Della notice? :P
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on March 11, 2013, 10:10:51 pm
The anesthetic hasn't worn off yet so fingers crossed  ::)

Will Della notice? :P

Anesthetic has worn off, this may move to the angry thread soon  :(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Matthew-peter on March 13, 2013, 06:20:34 pm
Have finally started volunteering at the local oxfam books so am a happy bunny.
Not only that but I may hopefully win a dapol autocoach soon from ebay, need one and will be my first dapol item for the layout.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on March 13, 2013, 06:33:48 pm
Well done that man!

I'm a great fan of Oxfam bookshops and the one in Sevenoaks is visited at least once a week. Have found a few nice loco books there. I also get some 78RPM records from time to time.

The Dapol autocoach is a nice model. I have a pair and they look very nice with my little 57xx. Good luck with your bid.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Matthew-peter on March 13, 2013, 06:48:32 pm
Well done that man!

I'm a great fan of Oxfam bookshops and the one in Sevenoaks is visited at least once a week. Have found a few nice loco books there. I also get some 78RPM records from time to time.
We got some good railway books in the other day and since I took interest they have put me on transport book duty, although missed out as someone bought one I wanted haha
The Dapol autocoach is a nice model. I have a pair and they look very nice with my little 57xx. Good luck with your bid.
Have bid on two on ebay, so you never know, i may win a pair of them haha. although if I do I shall be repainting one me thinks as both in crim/cream.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: H on March 14, 2013, 01:10:31 am
The Lions roar.

Millwall are through to the semi finals at Wem-ber-ley.  :claphappy:

Great stuff.

H.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on March 14, 2013, 03:31:58 pm
Even better, Malaga are through to the quarter finals of the Champions League.   :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on March 14, 2013, 05:01:19 pm
Even better, Malaga are through to the quarter finals of the Champions League.   :claphappy:


Better get your cheerleaders outfit ironed  :thumbsup: (http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc91/sixtyminuteman_photos/Smiley-TakingPicture.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on March 14, 2013, 05:04:53 pm
Even better, Malaga are through to the quarter finals of the Champions League.   :claphappy:

One of my Spanish classical guitars was made in Malaga  :admiration:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on March 14, 2013, 06:41:17 pm
Even better, Malaga are through to the quarter finals of the Champions League.   :claphappy:


Better get your cheerleaders outfit ironed  :thumbsup: ([url]http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc91/sixtyminuteman_photos/Smiley-TakingPicture.jpg[/url])


At my age I don't think it would look that great, but thanks for the thought, oh to be young again. :whiteflag:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: petercharlesfagg on March 15, 2013, 06:49:15 pm
Some great happy news on here ;D ;D ;D

My happy news is; am 40 today ???  :beers:and my beautiful wife has bought me not one but two Union Mills locos - a 3F and 'cauliflower'. 3F in my hand and other one on order. And she took me to Gaugemaster where I bought some necessary items and gazed longingly at many others.............................

More good news is that I sold my layout on eBay, without making too much of a loss :smiley-laughing:

So I can now build my double-track Peco planned circuit on a 3'6" by 2'3" board, and I've bought the track and Morley controller already!!! Lots of layout construction coming up!!!

David

OINVU!

Regards Peter.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: petercharlesfagg on March 15, 2013, 06:55:53 pm
Friends,
My happy ending to a traumatic day.

I visited Hattons to order some replacement trackwork. (See Angry thread)

Whilst there I decided to go the whole hog and order a locomotive, it is one of those that appeals to my love of steam trains and one that I feel I could look at for hours as it negotiates my new layout, one day!

I have pre-ordered this piece of machinery:-

http://www.ehattons.com/61143/Graham_Farish_372_800B_Class_A1_4_6_2_60163_Tornado_in_BR_Express_blue_as_preserved_/StockDetail.aspx (http://www.ehattons.com/61143/Graham_Farish_372_800B_Class_A1_4_6_2_60163_Tornado_in_BR_Express_blue_as_preserved_/StockDetail.aspx)


All I have to do now is wait.

The idea of retail therapy is wonderful I feel better already!

Regards Peter.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on March 15, 2013, 07:00:56 pm
Now you know why us girls like going shopping, helps us get over all the moaning men we have to put up with.   :P   :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on March 15, 2013, 07:10:11 pm
No moaning from me Caz, I just sit on a seat and watch train videos on my smart phone at the shopping centre, my dear wife can shop till the cows come home and I am happy  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on March 15, 2013, 07:21:15 pm
Looks fabulous Peter!

Bet you can't wait for it to arrive. Any ideas when that might be?

What coaches are you planning to go behind the big blue beast?

Once the N gauge bug gets you (or you get back to it) it's unstoppable! Ask my bank manager!  :D

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: petercharlesfagg on March 15, 2013, 10:06:56 pm
Looks fabulous Peter!

Bet you can't wait for it to arrive. Any ideas when that might be?

What coaches are you planning to go behind the big blue beast?

Once the N gauge bug gets you (or you get back to it) it's unstoppable! Ask my bank manager!  :D

Dave G

David,
Thankyou for the comment.

I have a dream of having a rake of Pullman coaches along the lines (no pun intended) of The Orient Express! 

I saw the train in the flesh about 50 years ago on its way to Dover and I would just like to have a little of that memory restored.

The delivery time scale is unknown, or at least I haven't enquired, just another pleasure to look forward to enjoying.

Regards Peter.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on March 15, 2013, 10:14:33 pm
My jaw no longer hurts after the mahoosive tooth was wrenched from my jaw earlier this week.  It could just be that the bottle of Shiraz I had tonight is taking effect though :D
Either way I'm quite happy tonight  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on March 15, 2013, 10:21:09 pm
My jaw no longer hurts after the mahoosive tooth was wrenched from my jaw earlier this week.  It could just be that the bottle of Shiraz I had tonight is taking effect though :D
Either way I'm quite happy tonight  ;D ;D

Glad to hear it!

 :beers:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: petercharlesfagg on March 15, 2013, 10:33:57 pm
My jaw no longer hurts after the mahoosive tooth was wrenched from my jaw earlier this week.  It could just be that the bottle of Shiraz I had tonight is taking effect though :D
Either way I'm quite happy tonight  ;D ;D

I must say that I'm surprised, I would have thought that it was single malt that was more appropriate!

As a sassenach I have enjoyed a glass of Dalwhinnie this evening!

Glad the mouth is recovering!

regards Peter.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: brbluewill on March 15, 2013, 11:08:36 pm
My jaw no longer hurts after the mahoosive tooth was wrenched from my jaw earlier this week.  It could just be that the bottle of Shiraz I had tonight is taking effect though :D
Either way I'm quite happy tonight  ;D ;D

I must say that I'm surprised, I would have thought that it was single malt that was more appropriate!

As a sassenach I have enjoyed a glass of Dalwhinnie this evening!

Glad the mouth is recovering!

regards Peter.

why would you refer to yourself as sassenach ???up here that is a derogatory term for the english :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 16, 2013, 04:03:16 pm
My jaw no longer hurts after the mahoosive tooth was wrenched from my jaw earlier this week.  It could just be that the bottle of Shiraz I had tonight is taking effect though :D
Either way I'm quite happy tonight  ;D ;D

I must say that I'm surprised, I would have thought that it was single malt that was more appropriate!

As a sassenach I have enjoyed a glass of Dalwhinnie this evening!

Glad the mouth is recovering!

regards Peter.

why would you refer to yourself as sassenach ???up here that is a derogatory term for the english :D

Don't we know it ;) Probably one of many.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Matthew-peter on March 16, 2013, 08:07:59 pm
Just won an autocoach in crimson and cream on eBay xD
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: brbluewill on March 16, 2013, 09:43:13 pm
My jaw no longer hurts after the mahoosive tooth was wrenched from my jaw earlier this week.  It could just be that the bottle of Shiraz I had tonight is taking effect though :D
Either way I'm quite happy tonight  ;D ;D

I must say that I'm surprised, I would have thought that it was single malt that was more appropriate!

As a sassenach I have enjoyed a glass of Dalwhinnie this evening!

Glad the mouth is recovering!

regards Peter.

why would you refer to yourself as sassenach ???up here that is a derogatory term for the english :D

Don't we know it ;) Probably one of many.

having been born in england i have been on the receiving end a few times :D :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on March 22, 2013, 11:23:48 am
 :bounce: :bounce: My stairlifts just arrived and being installed  :) :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: keerout on March 22, 2013, 12:21:13 pm
Ah, the stairway to heaven..  :headbang:
Gerard.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on March 23, 2013, 11:03:21 am
:bounce: :bounce: My stairlifts just arrived and being installed  :) :)
Well its installed.working and so far so good :bounce:
BUT
Its got a electric sound module and goes 'beep and woosh' when working and  and I rather wanted a steam module that 'whistles and puffs' as it goes along its track  ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on March 23, 2013, 11:14:52 am
You will have to get one of those units fitted that go under the baseboard that whistles and chuffs  ;)
No doubt this will be a great attraction for everyone and they will all want to have a go  :doh:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 23, 2013, 01:39:25 pm
I used to whistle and puff going upstairs :-[
Now I live in a bungalow I just whistle :whistle:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: petercharlesfagg on March 23, 2013, 06:53:32 pm
I used to whistle and puff going upstairs :-[
Now I live in a bungalow I just whistle :whistle:

I've heard that showers and baths are good at curing whistling!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: cycletrak9 on March 23, 2013, 07:11:55 pm
I once shared a flat where there was no lock on the bathroom door - i did a lot of whistling in the bath and the shower
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on March 23, 2013, 08:02:38 pm
Spent half of my childhood trying to whistle but in the end I gave it up, very sad   :'(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on March 24, 2013, 01:04:23 pm
I have just repaired by first every n gauge loco  :bounce:

66135 came a cropper (in public, had some neighbours round last night, very  :doh: :-[) and I thought that a gear had broken.

I was on the verge of sending it off to BR Bob, or selling it (see rant on angry thread) but beloved suggested I have a crack at fixing it before flogging it off as "spares or repair".

That I did and I am thrilled with the running loco that has resulted.

If you are interested, have a look at "Filton TMD" thread for explanation of my work.

Happy Bunny

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: AC on March 24, 2013, 06:27:24 pm
Had a nice day at the Dean Forest Railway today. Bit cold on the platforms though, but I bought a few GWR books while I was there to add to my collection.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on March 25, 2013, 10:05:28 am
As part of my layout is modelled on the Fairford Branch, Bampton station from info obtained from www.fairfordbranch.co.uk (http://www.fairfordbranch.co.uk) I wanted to obtain a couple of the books recommended in the site's bibliography.

Managed to find "Branch Line to Fairford" by Mitchell & Smith reasonably easy from ABE books (highly recommended source for second hand books) and thought I'd also found the more informative "Fairford Branch" by Stanley Jenkins.  I also ordered this but had a reply from the seller they no longer had a copy and had sold it some while ago.  :(

Had a real good Google and found copies on eBay from USA sellers for $159 a copy, they've got to be joking, page 5 of Google turned up trumps though.  Didn't know that Oxfam has a second hand book selling site and it came up on there for £12 plus £3 postage, nice one, do me, so I ordered it.  http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/books (http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/books)

It arrived today in as new condition plus signed by the author, result.   :claphappy:   :claphappy:   :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on March 25, 2013, 10:11:18 am
Had a real good Google and found copies on eBay from USA sellers for $159 a copy, they've got to be joking, page 5 of Google turned up trumps though.  Didn't know that Oxfam has a second hand book selling site and it came up on there for £12 plus £3 postage, nice one, do me, so I ordered it.  [url]http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/books[/url] ([url]http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/books[/url])

It arrived today in as new condition plus signed by the author, result.   :claphappy:   :claphappy:   :claphappy:


Only problem is when you export it Caz, there will be $147 duty to pay  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on March 25, 2013, 11:04:08 am
Didn't know Oxfam had a book selling site.  :thankyousign: They have loads of railway books including the Middleton press. And some Trix Twin model railway sets.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on March 25, 2013, 11:08:26 am
Neither did I, so thank you Caz.

I'm a regular visitor to their excellent shop in Sevenoaks where there is usually a good selection of railway books.

I shall make a detailed tour of the site this evening.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: anselm on March 25, 2013, 05:46:48 pm
And thanks from me too.  Just ordered "British Railways Locomotives 1962" from Oxfam for £14.99 plus postage.

Ian  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: petercharlesfagg on March 27, 2013, 08:15:10 pm
My sloping desktop housing for my controller and point switches + CDU has arrived at last!

It has taken 27 days from ordering to delivery!!!

Regards Peter.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mr.Grumpy on March 29, 2013, 03:24:27 pm
Here's exciting: my Mendel90 3D printer kit arrived last night and I have been assembling it all day today.  It's going to take me a day or two to put together but I can't wait to start printing tests and my designs!

Here's poop: I have uber manflu.

Just imagine the happiest fluey person ever.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on March 29, 2013, 03:51:04 pm
I must disinfect my keyboard now.........Attishoo too late.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on April 03, 2013, 08:25:02 pm
Hi all  :wave:

I am feeling very pleased with myself tonight  :hmmm:

I have managed to solder together my first etched brass loco kit  :D

OK it may be 009 scale and not N, but it is in one piece and its square  :o

(http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee398/davieb68/DSCN0187_zps02e2a8c9.jpg)

still have some detailing to add plus the roof  :-\

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 03, 2013, 08:36:09 pm
Where does the coal go? :-X
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on April 03, 2013, 09:13:15 pm
In the local power station where it belongs  :P


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on April 03, 2013, 09:29:07 pm
Lovely neat and tidy job Dave, looking forward to seeing the finished loco  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on April 04, 2013, 09:26:04 am
In the local power station where it belongs  :P
Yes, we see the brass power station, that's why we ask  :nerner:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on April 04, 2013, 01:46:29 pm
Our Sainsbury's has a special offer on doughnuts.. 33p each or 2 for £1.20.

I always thought the standard of maths in school had been falling  ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Agrippa on April 04, 2013, 02:05:21 pm
I found a £2 coin on a footpath yesterday! Happy days! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 04, 2013, 02:10:26 pm
I found a £2 coin on a footpath yesterday! Happy days! :thumbsup:

Perhaps for you but not for the person who lost it  :no:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Geoff on April 04, 2013, 03:01:19 pm
So happy folks just have to tell you all that I am going to be a Grandfather in August, just been been told it will be a boy, so its Thomas the tank engine time.

 :bounce: :bounce:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on April 04, 2013, 03:34:53 pm
What wonderful news Geoff :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 04, 2013, 03:56:13 pm
Congratulations Geoff  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 04, 2013, 08:48:29 pm
So happy folks just have to tell you all that I am going to be a Grandfather in August, just been been told it will be a boy, so its Thomas the tank engine time.

 :bounce: :bounce:

Hearty congratulations, Geoff :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on April 04, 2013, 09:10:16 pm
So happy folks just have to tell you all that I am going to be a Grandfather in August, just been been told it will be a boy, so its Thomas the tank engine time.

 :bounce: :bounce:

Congrats Grandpa!  :beers:  Exciting times ahead.

I'm soon to be made a Great Uncle so yet another teddy purchased and awaiting delivery!  :heart:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Geoff on April 04, 2013, 09:11:27 pm
Thanks guys just one happy and proud man today happy days.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 04, 2013, 09:43:54 pm

I'm soon to be made a Great Uncle so yet another teddy purchased and awaiting delivery!  :heart:

Dave G

That'll be a class 14 then, Dave ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on April 04, 2013, 09:52:19 pm
Congratulations and great its a boy, hope you do better than I did my Grandsons seem to have more fun dancing in front of a Wi or gazing into a monitor  :doh: couldn't convert one out of 17.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on April 04, 2013, 10:12:10 pm

I'm soon to be made a Great Uncle so yet another teddy purchased and awaiting delivery!  :heart:

Dave G

That'll be a class 14 then, Dave ;)

That's not only funny but ever so slightly weird!

I was at school in Swindon, leaving the town as the class 14's were being built (1964 ish). Saw the beginning of the end of the huge works there. A wondrous place to go around!

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Geoff on April 05, 2013, 09:00:10 am

I'm soon to be made a Great Uncle so yet another teddy purchased and awaiting delivery!  :heart:

Dave G

That'll be a class 14 then, Dave ;)

That's not only funny but ever so slightly weird!

I was at school in Swindon, leaving the town as the class 14's were being built (1964 ish). Saw the beginning of the end of the huge works there. A wondrous place to go around!

Dave G

I visited the Swindon works museum last year I thought it was brilliant well worth a visit if you are in the area, we are normally up there every year so might do a revisit this year.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Calnefoxile on April 05, 2013, 10:06:15 am

Congratultions Geoff  :D

I would also like to announce the arrival of my first grandchild, ladies and gentlemen I give you Poppy Grace born 00:19 4/4/13, weighing in  at 6lbs 13oz   :bounce:  :bounce:


Regards

Neal

P.S. Can't get used to being a grandad before I'm 50  :worried:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Geoff on April 05, 2013, 10:10:47 am
Congratulations to you Neal it is one big happy feeling, I hope you have many happy times with your Granddaughter.

All the very best to the family.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on April 05, 2013, 11:05:30 am

I'm soon to be made a Great Uncle so yet another teddy purchased and awaiting delivery!  :heart:

Dave G


That'll be a class 14 then, Dave ;)


That's not only funny but ever so slightly weird!

I was at school in Swindon, leaving the town as the class 14's were being built (1964 ish). Saw the beginning of the end of the huge works there. A wondrous place to go around!

Dave G


I visited the Swindon works museum last year I thought it was brilliant well worth a visit if you are in the area, we are normally up there every year so might do a revisit this year.


I was there when Pickfords were moving the locos into the new museum,  . An exciting day and I remember seeing the tyres of the huge truck srubbing through the tarmac as it reversed its way into the building. City of Truro was the load. There's tiny picture of this at http://www.swindonweb.com/index.asp?m=8&s=116&ss=336 (http://www.swindonweb.com/index.asp?m=8&s=116&ss=336)

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on April 08, 2013, 10:01:47 pm
Stock take complete, and the pub hasn't closed yet.

Just all the tidying up and paperwork to follow plus the usual 'wtf did that go' questions, and some re-ordering.

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davidjhope on April 10, 2013, 04:55:00 pm
After years of gear box issues and just living with it I decided after a few months of nightmare crunching and only being able to select reverse 1 out of 10 times I went to have it checked out only to be told a refurbish gearbox was needed at 600 quid. Went for a second opinion today. Mechanic sprayed some wd40 on the linkages  problem sorted.
One happy bunny.
I think I will treat myself to a new model.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 10, 2013, 06:01:24 pm
I think I will treat myself to a new model.

Or even two at that saving David  ;)

Well done that mechanic  :claphappy:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davidjhope on April 10, 2013, 08:45:50 pm
I think I will treat myself to a new model.

Or even two at that saving David  ;)

Well done that mechanic  :claphappy:

cheers John.

Stop it John I'm trying to resist the MRD sale.
The green peaks gone in the basket again

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Phil Hendry on April 13, 2013, 02:32:43 pm
Stop it John I'm trying to resist the MRD sale.
The green peaks gone in the basket again
Go on - you know you'll only kick yourself later if you don't buy it!!!

In other good news - just had a text from the missus to say that she's on the plane, ready for take-off - coming back from a week of business meetings in Germany.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davidjhope on April 14, 2013, 08:57:26 am
Stop it John I'm trying to resist the MRD sale.
The green peaks gone in the basket again
Go on - you know you'll only kick yourself later if you don't buy it!!!

Need to look at the accounts today. Who knows I might find some spare cash.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on April 14, 2013, 07:02:22 pm
Was supposed to be cutting down on the carbonated stuff....

......but stuff that for a game of soldiers.......

Vanilla Coke is back!!!!!!

  :laugh3: :claphappy: :laugh: :bounce: :laugh3: :claphappy: :laugh: :bounce:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on April 14, 2013, 08:22:55 pm
Vanilla Coke is back!!!!!!

Did nobody tell you that you can get vanilla flavouring in the cakes part of your supermarket and mix your own ???

Alan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on April 14, 2013, 08:37:38 pm
 :laughabovepost:

Yes, but if I made as good a job at it as the first time I ever attempted to mixed chemicals at school (local fire brigade was very understanding), it would not end well....

Skyline2uk

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on April 15, 2013, 07:55:23 pm
For those interested, Monkey got  maximum marks 25/25 for her project on Antartica.
Top of the class and the only one getting full marks. :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 15, 2013, 07:59:14 pm
Clever Monkey  ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on April 15, 2013, 08:32:49 pm
For those interested, Monkey got  maximum marks 25/25 for her project on Antartica.
Top of the class and the only one getting full marks. :claphappy:

Well done Monkey  :claphappy:

That has got to be worth a special treat  :hmmm:

Maybe a nice new baseboard  :D  :D

(ducks and runs for cover)

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jack on April 15, 2013, 08:35:06 pm
For those interested, Monkey got  maximum marks 25/25 for her project on Antartica.
Top of the class and the only one getting full marks. :claphappy:

Will that mean that Monkey will soon be on the Happy tread because Granddad has made her baseboards etc because she has done so well with her project?  :laugh:

(just been beaten to the post re baseboards)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on April 15, 2013, 08:42:02 pm
I'm going to wait and see what happens on her project about wind farms but  it may be a possibility by the end of May. :-X
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on April 15, 2013, 08:52:38 pm
Very happy today, off to pick up 20 plus ready made American N scale buildings that I put away last Saturday. only cost $140 or 95 quid UK and includes Power Stations, Shops, Factories, Municipal Buildings plus several other types of buildings, most look very authentic and very well constructed, probably the best buy I have had for a long while.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on April 16, 2013, 07:38:35 pm
For those interested, Monkey got  maximum marks 25/25 for her project on Antartica.
Top of the class and the only one getting full marks. :claphappy:


That sounds like the "Icing" on the cake! (http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/prestonjjrtr/Winter/24.gif) (http://media.photobucket.com/user/prestonjjrtr/media/Winter/24.gif.html)
Time for a very special baseboard!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on April 16, 2013, 07:51:29 pm
Seeing my GPs discomfort as he realises that my downhill breathing problems have gone on far to long whilst unable to get an appointment to see him and him realising that a 'c***up' in my inhaler situation is the reason.  :-[
 Moves now in place to correct about 3 months of problems  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on April 16, 2013, 08:39:50 pm
Good news Jon,
Wish my GP's  could get their act together.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on April 16, 2013, 10:33:02 pm
Let's hope you get the right kit now, Jon.

I'm at the stage where I keep mine with me (almost) all the time although only currently use it just before starting my cardio 'workout' at the gym.  :sweat:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: keerout on April 23, 2013, 02:02:46 am
Hurra, I'm out (the hospital)  :claphappy:  and in the market for a new rodent control officer (the 4legged kind)
AND more than enough wire to do double pole wiring/switching! only the turnout motors get a common return  :laugh3:
gonna try crimping instead of solder due to my sore throat.
Any sugestions???  :hmmm:
Gerard    :wave:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on April 23, 2013, 06:58:08 am
You could think about these as an alternative to crimps:

http://www.screwfix.com/c/electrical-lighting/wago-connectors/cat5260002 (http://www.screwfix.com/c/electrical-lighting/wago-connectors/cat5260002)

There's a bit more on these in the Useful Gizmos & Tools section

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on April 23, 2013, 08:16:55 am
You could think about these as an alternative to crimps:

[url]http://www.screwfix.com/c/electrical-lighting/wago-connectors/cat5260002[/url] ([url]http://www.screwfix.com/c/electrical-lighting/wago-connectors/cat5260002[/url])

There's a bit more on these in the Useful Gizmos & Tools section

Dave G


I agree, I bought a box of the 2 way ones (they didn't have the 3 way ones in stock) and find them really good. You have to watch your fingers though when snapping them shut  :oopssign:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on April 23, 2013, 09:21:55 am
Strange noises around the house last night  :confused1:... the halogen light at the other end of the house kept going off (now I have it turned back on again) but the other sensor lights didn't  :worried: ... nothing visible around the tank, but the noises continued ...  :o
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Got up this morning, the daft ex-kitten (the same one who ate my shaver cable !) had evidently followed me into the hall by the front door without me noticing when I checked all was locked before heading to bed, and didn't make a fuss when I closed the door - well, not for an hour or two afterwards !!!

He's not talking to me this morning ...  ::)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 23, 2013, 11:36:17 am
He's not talking to me this morning ...  ::)

Nothing worse than a kitten in the huff and the looks they can give you  >:(

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: ReBeginner on April 23, 2013, 04:06:20 pm
Just happy that Gerard is out of hospital and sounding cheerful - is this a result Gerard, or just an interim result?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EddieA on April 23, 2013, 06:10:31 pm
Hurra, I'm out (the hospital)  :claphappy:  and in the market for a new rodent control officer (the 4legged kind)
AND more than enough wire to do double pole wiring/switching! only the turnout motors get a common return  :laugh3:
gonna try crimping instead of solder due to my sore throat.
Any sugestions???  :hmmm:
Gerard    :wave:

first glad to hear you are out of hospital....

'and in the market for a new rodent control officer (the 4legged kind)'...

maybe try your local cat & dog home? They will probably have quite a few feline candidates looking for a vacancy for a loving owner. OK probably you might have to provide a few essentials such as litter tray, fire to lounge in front of (gas/electric/coal), sleeping basket aka sofa, chair or 'my owners bed!'.

Guess which my 'darling' prefers, especailly on cold winter nights... :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on April 23, 2013, 09:55:39 pm
Peace and quiet, the mobile network we use for calls and texts has been out of action for the last 3 hours.
Mobile Broadband is intermittent at the moment.
Still I have so far build 1 and 1/2 structures for the brickworks because of this
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: keerout on April 23, 2013, 10:11:16 pm
there were 2 officers going, but they go to America instead with their humans. :(
It'll the shelter then that's where Woody came from as a 5yr old starvation survivor we had eight fantastic years!  :angel:
AND new accommodation is already on the cards!  :thumbsup:
I'll wait till Friday next week than I'll know if I'm out of the woods......
For now there are some real fancy wagos on their way  :)
Gerard  :wave:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: ReBeginner on April 23, 2013, 11:46:49 pm
Did yer see?
BBC I-Player Sports?
Van Percy goal - Well played overpaid - Wayne, yeah?
Cracking goal, and I'm no football fan, being a Leicester (City) lad!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EddieA on April 27, 2013, 06:33:53 pm
No posts here since the 23rd - so to counter the Angry Thread...

Got the latest Maplin 'special offers' through the post today along with my money off vouchers.

Usual look through but then saw 'Wacom Graphics tablets'. Only problem is that they are in 'selected stores only'!

But... a quick seach on Maplin's site showed that they are available at both my local stores. The credit card will be taking a hit tomorrow.

OK, this might also be appearing on the angry thread if I can't get it into the house past SWMBO. But once it is in the hobbies room hopefully she won't notice it amongst the rest of the 'essential' computer stuff I have...   :angel:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Phil Hendry on April 27, 2013, 08:04:24 pm
I love my Wacom Intuos!!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on April 27, 2013, 08:13:05 pm
I over my Wacom Intuos!!

I have a box of 5 of the Wacom Intuos 3's that I need to sell.  I keep forgetting to take a picture.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on April 27, 2013, 08:42:38 pm
Other than being wickedly good for missile command is there another reason to own one  :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on April 28, 2013, 06:57:41 pm
Lovely day so went to Sissinghurst:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4873.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4873)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/59/thumb_4872.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=4872)

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on April 28, 2013, 07:21:36 pm
I think my snake-head fratilleries have all hissed off  :(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Alex on April 28, 2013, 07:39:35 pm
Mine only come out every other year.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 28, 2013, 09:25:06 pm
I think my snake-head fratilleries have all hissed off  :(

Mine only come out every other year.


Shouldn't these be in the "Slightly disappointed Horticultural" thread rather than the Happy Thread :confused2:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Alex on April 28, 2013, 09:27:37 pm
I think my snake-head fratilleries have all hissed off  :(

Mine only come out every other year.


Shouldn't these be in the "Slightly disappointed Horticultural" thread rather than the Happy Thread :confused2:

They came out this year so I'm happy.  :wave:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on April 28, 2013, 09:29:28 pm
And due to the poor showing of Spring this year, mine may still do something ... like appear !  ::)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EddieA on April 29, 2013, 02:59:53 pm
Other than being wickedly good for missile command is there another reason to own one  :laugh:

Success, safely in the 'toys for the boy' room and working first time after installing the software!

Haven't quite worked out the the missile command app yet  :angel: but it interacts with Adobe Photoshop just great (as I hoped)  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on May 08, 2013, 06:11:43 pm
Survived the trip to the opticians :goggleeyes:

Got away with just having to have a pair of reading glasses - cheaper than new varifocals.   Plus got them free on my NHS free voucher because I chose basic frames. :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on May 09, 2013, 07:12:26 pm
  Plus got them free on my NHS free voucher because I chose basic frames. :claphappy:

Hope they're not the ones with the obligatory Band Aid across the nose bridge, Mike? :D

N.B. other types of plasters are available
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on May 09, 2013, 08:04:14 pm

Hope they're not the ones with the obligatory Band Aid across the nose bridge, Mike? :D

N.B. other types of plasters are available

No plasters - decent frames which last for the next 2 years (they are just reading glasses) until I suspect I shall need new ones again.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Brinley on May 10, 2013, 11:40:18 am
.....or sit on them by accident - like I did on mine....Eish!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on May 13, 2013, 09:22:25 pm
 :claphappy: finished antibiotics, given up on cough 'linctuse' and been able to cut back on painkillers at last so braincells just starting to work together again for the 1st time in over a week :bounce: :bounce:
Onwards and upwards again I hope
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on May 13, 2013, 09:29:40 pm
:claphappy: finished antibiotics, given up on cough 'linctuse' and been able to cut back on painkillers at last so braincells just starting to work together again for the 1st time in over a week :bounce: :bounce:
That is good news and you must be feeling better to be able to cut back on the pain killers   :thumbsup:

Onwards and upwards again I hope
I suppose that means the stair lift will be getting a hammering again  :smiley-laughing:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Christina on May 13, 2013, 10:29:30 pm
Went on a shopping spree with my mum on saturday! Sadly not the train kind :P
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on May 14, 2013, 08:06:18 am
Became a Great Uncle for the third time at 07:00 this morning.   :claphappy:

Welcome to the world Isabelle Victoria!  :heart2:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on May 14, 2013, 08:07:34 am
Became a Great Uncle for the third time at 07:00 this morning.   :claphappy:

Welcome to the world Isabelle Victoria!  :heart2:

Dave G

Huge congratulations, Dave.
Happy Birthday to Isabelle Victoria :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Brinley on May 14, 2013, 08:16:54 am
Congratulations Dave! Are you going to buy her a train set now?  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on May 14, 2013, 09:26:00 am
Became a Great Uncle for the third time at 07:00 this morning.   :claphappy:

Welcome to the world Isabelle Victoria!  :heart2:

Dave G

Great stuff Dave, I hope IV and her mum are both doing well  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on May 14, 2013, 12:21:50 pm
:claphappy: finished antibiotics, given up on cough 'linctuse' and been able to cut back on painkillers at last so braincells just starting to work together again for the 1st time in over a week :bounce: :bounce:
That is good news and you must be feeling better to be able to cut back on the pain killers   :thumbsup:

Onwards and upwards again I hope
I suppose that means the stair lift will be getting a hammering again  :smiley-laughing:

cheers John.

 :-\ Ummmmmmmm  maybe but Ive always prefered to walk down slowely and when possible back up the same way rather than hitch a ride.Sometimes tho stair lift is the only way :(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on May 14, 2013, 12:35:10 pm
Became a Great Uncle for the third time at 07:00 this morning.   :claphappy:

Welcome to the world Isabelle Victoria!  :heart2:

Dave G
A bit late but congratulations Daveg and all concerned  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Mustermark on May 25, 2013, 03:32:27 pm
I just started a new job this week.  After a couple of years being pretty miserable in my old job, i found a job doing what i enjoy with a really great company :claphappy:

The people all seem really nice too.

I'm very, very happy to be given this opportunity to enjoy work again (in spite of the pay cut). I don't feel my soul dying as i drive to work now.
 :bounce:
But I'm worried about my weight as the canteen is also really good! :heart2: :-[

Hopefully i will get the modelling joys back too now! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on May 25, 2013, 03:52:33 pm
with a really great company :claphappy: The people all seem really nice too.
Well, that rules out you working for HP then  ;)

Good luck in it  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on May 25, 2013, 04:08:42 pm
But I'm worried about my weight as the canteen is also really good! :heart2: :-[

Good news about the job, but  if you are working here, i'd worry about colesterol as well.
https://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en.html (https://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en.html)

 :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on May 25, 2013, 05:35:38 pm
Terrific news Mark  :claphappy:

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on May 25, 2013, 06:05:09 pm
Great news to hear Mark, there is nothing worse than having a job you hate going to, I have been there.

I feel sure you will find renewed energy for Reading General  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on May 25, 2013, 08:32:23 pm
Congratulations on finding a job that gives you great job satisfaction albeit at a lower salary.
There's a lot to be said for being happy at work rather than chasing the dollar :)

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pete Mc on May 26, 2013, 05:15:52 am
Congratulations Mark,I have a job that I neither like or dislike.I have a lot of friends at work so that carries me through the day nicely.It is true that if you enjoy you're job then it reflects on other aspects of you're life.

As I say,I don't like or dislike my job,just the people I sometimes come into contact with,the likes of which appear on Jeremy Kyle and talk shows like that,all me me me.I don't want to deal with their rubbish lives or their rubbish.I'd rather not talk to them if I'm honest.

On a happier note,I finish work for 17 days a week on thursday,finish at around 3pm on the 6th June.Not going anywhere though,only Wigan for a day out and we're doing a one day exhibition in Sheffield as well so some serious playing trains is in the cards.I'll also be ploughing on with more dcc sound installations on my fleet.What will the next ones be?

The choices a single bloke like me has to make.And beer will be on the list of to do's as well.I'm starting to think 17 days off won't be long enough.

Happy days.

Pete
 :Class31: :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Calnefoxile on May 26, 2013, 09:22:23 am
Well, that rules out you working for HP then  ;)

Good luck in it  :D

Mike,

I know that feeling all to well ;) ;)

I took the money and ran about 6 years ago, after the HP/Compaq takeover, oops sorry merger, it wasn't long before I realised what a wonderful company HP was to work for, so when redundancy was mooted for the UK Networks Team, my hand went straight up, and I went and did something much less stressful, like lorry driving for 18 months  :D :D

Mark,

Congratulations on your new job. I always say there are 3 things that'll keep you in a job:

1. Money
2. Job satisfaction
3. Work colleagues

And you need to be happy with at least 2 of those items, once you're unhappy with 2 then it's time to move on.

Regards

Neal.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on May 26, 2013, 02:01:04 pm


1. Money
2. Job satisfaction
3. Work colleagues

And you need to be happy with at least 2 of those items, once you're unhappy with 2 then it's time to move on.

Regards

Neal.

Exactly the reason I'm retiring 5 years early ::)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on May 26, 2013, 09:22:56 pm
I know that feeling all to well ;) ;)

I took the money and ran about 6 years ago, after the HP/Compaq takeover, oops sorry merger, it wasn't long before I realised what a wonderful company HP was to work for, so when redundancy was mooted for the UK Networks Team, my hand went straight up, and I went and did something much less stressful, like lorry driving for 18 months  :D :D
Hehehe, sounds like me ... I got taken over while in EDS, sorry we had a joint merger  :no:, that's right.  Stuck with it until a mate called me & talked me into an interview in his place (we'd worked in EDS before he headed off some years earlier & I took over the team he'd run); 5 minutes before I sent my resignation in, HP announced a VR scheme  :claphappy:

Mike
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on May 26, 2013, 09:29:50 pm
Nice timing. I was always told by the escapees I knew that EDS stood for 'Every Day Sucks'  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Phil Hendry on May 27, 2013, 11:46:18 am
Well, for once Paypal have come good.  I opened a dispute against a trader from whom I'd ordered something and who didn't send the goods, respond to emails or answer the phone.  They ignored Paypal's attempts at communications too, so today I got the money back in my account.

Of course, I still don't trust Paypal, so I've transferred it somewhere they can't get their paws on it if they change their minds.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on May 27, 2013, 12:34:00 pm
 :heart2: :heart2: :heart2: Watching Rafa Nadal  :heart2: :heart2: :heart2:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on May 27, 2013, 04:20:53 pm
:heart2: :heart2: :heart2: Watching Rafa Nadal  :heart2: :heart2: :heart2:

Well, everyone deserves a (second?) hobby.  :D

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on May 27, 2013, 09:56:22 pm
Crystal Palace have been promoted back to the Premiership! :laugh3:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on May 27, 2013, 10:35:12 pm
Crystal Palace have been promoted back to the Premiership! :laugh3:

Did that not burn down years ago  ???  >:D  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on May 27, 2013, 10:37:18 pm
Technically, that's referred as 'The Crystal Palace'.   :nerner:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on May 28, 2013, 01:32:55 am
Well I'm glad you sporty lot are happy, I'm just happy Sunderland stay up... Di Canio did a good job but he will need to do a serious squad overhaul or they'll be struggling again
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: sean Half-pint works on May 28, 2013, 02:21:36 am
what makes me happy... hmmm where to start..

 :NGaugeForum: (about the friendliest of the rail forums I frequent!)

CHEESSEE

my cat, dogs and ponies

anything mechanical...

RC stuffs

Bigger trains

1:1 scale trains

and music....

XD im easy to please... except when the cat is sleeping in such a possition I can barely get my laptop on my lap and end up typing with the thing ballanced on the end of my knee!  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

Sean
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on May 28, 2013, 11:27:11 am
I'm just happy Sunderland stay up... Di Canio did a good job but he will need to do a serious squad overhaul or they'll be struggling again
Well, he's pretty much guaranteed some of the out-of-contract bods will go (not that there was any doubt, but now they have an excuse other than "I want more money & I want it NOW !"), and that some waverers will ask to be listed ...

OTOH (and politics specifically excluded), he seems to have no problems in calling things as he sees them and smacking the prima donnas down !  Good luck to him.  The only down side to that is - most of the other prima donnas he may be interested in won't want to risk the same treatment !

Mike
(yup, another Mackem)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on May 28, 2013, 12:13:06 pm
Good one, Mike!  :thumbsup: Interesting comment with probably an element of truth. But the real truth is, when it comes to me, I live along way away and I follow Sunderland from a distance and therefore really just a hobby, like model railways. However, Wembley 1973 will always be the highlight of my life!

Good thoughts, though, mate!!

 :beers: Cheers, George.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on May 28, 2013, 12:26:38 pm
Rarely went to the matches, despite living reasonably close to Roker Park (was on the "rail walk" path that the opposing fans had to take to get to the ground); but I recall the Sunday night back in '73, standing on the corner of Fulwell Road / Gladstone Street / Roker Baths Road waiting for the bus to bring the team & the Cup  :claphappy:  It felt like the entire town was out along the route to the ground !
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on May 28, 2013, 12:40:12 pm
Hey you and me both, mate. I still have the slides I took of me and me two mates chasing the bus up the newly widened Houghton Cut as the bus went through Houghton-Le-Spring!

 :thumbsup: George
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Greybeema on May 28, 2013, 01:18:33 pm
Whilst on a sporting theme then:-

Leinster Rugby:-  I have been a Season ticket holder there for many years.  We haven't played as well this year as we did last year in which we won the Heoneken Cup for the third time but this season we have won the Amblin Challenge Cup, the RaboPro12 League an our 'A's have won the British and Irish Cup. 

To cap it all - all of this silverware is arriving in the office here on Friday...
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on May 29, 2013, 12:05:49 am
Well I'm glad you sporty lot are happy, I'm just happy Sunderland stay up... Di Canio did a good job but he will need to do a serious squad overhaul or they'll be struggling again

Be prepared to duck if he doesn't get exactly what he wants when he wants it as he can throw his toys a long way. He did a good job for us at Swindon but ultimately most fans are happy he's no longer with us due to him being a bit of a loose cannon. I hope you do ok as I strangely have a soft spot for Sunderland ever since we 'thrashed' you 1-0 at Wembley in the 1990 play-off final  :P
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on May 29, 2013, 12:12:50 am
Well I'm glad you sporty lot are happy, I'm just happy Sunderland stay up... Di Canio did a good job but he will need to do a serious squad overhaul or they'll be struggling again

I hope you do ok as I strangely have a soft spot for Sunderland ever since we 'thrashed' you 1-0 at Wembley in the 1990 play-off final  :P

Hardly a "thrashing", 1 - 0  ???  :P
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on May 29, 2013, 12:18:05 am
I'd actually forgotten about that....  :whistle:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on May 29, 2013, 12:44:53 am
Well I'm glad you sporty lot are happy, I'm just happy Sunderland stay up... Di Canio did a good job but he will need to do a serious squad overhaul or they'll be struggling again

I hope you do ok as I strangely have a soft spot for Sunderland ever since we 'thrashed' you 1-0 at Wembley in the 1990 play-off final  :P

Hardly a "thrashing", 1 - 0  ???  :P

Believe me, if you had been at that game you would agree it was a 1-0 thrashing just as most honest Mackems would agree too. I hate to think what the stats were that day but it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say we had at least 20 shots on target to their, erm, I can't remember if they actually DID have a shot on target! They could have stayed there all week after Swindon had gone home and they wouldn't have scored  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on May 29, 2013, 12:53:49 am
As I say, I suffer from the occasional memory loss.....  :whistle:  ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on May 29, 2013, 01:07:50 am
Do you remember a 35 year old Eric Gates huffing and puffing through the first 72 minutes? I think he retired after that game. THIS LINK (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Achievements/Reports/Report19900403_01.asp) may help jog your memory if you actually wanted it jogged  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on May 29, 2013, 01:17:20 am
Ok... rub it in.... I still say we wus robbed  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on May 29, 2013, 09:12:04 am
I hope you do ok as I strangely have a soft spot for Sunderland ever since we 'thrashed' you 1-0 at Wembley in the 1990 play-off final  :P

Hardly a "thrashing", 1 - 0  ???  :P
It is for Swindon !  :P  But if the Lads were so bad - how come it wasn't more ?  20+ attempts & only 1 got in ? Tsk tsk, must do better  :P

At least the yo-yo has stopped ... just ...
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on May 29, 2013, 10:33:57 am
Whilst on a sporting theme then:-

Leinster Rugby:-  I have been a Season ticket holder there for many years.  We haven't played as well this year as we did last year in which we won the Heoneken Cup for the third time but this season we have won the Amblin Challenge Cup, the RaboPro12 League an our 'A's have won the British and Irish Cup. 

To cap it all - all of this silverware is arriving in the office here on Friday...

Harlequins Rugby:- Been debenture holder for more years that I can remember. Like Leinster, not as successful a season as last year but we still won the LV=Anglo Welsh Cup and the Arriva A league

And Saints had a good first season in the Premiership - despite a truly awful start and being written off by just about all of the pundits (Crystal Palace fans - take hope from this)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Chetcombe on May 30, 2013, 04:06:57 am
Whilst on a sporting theme then:-

And Saints had a good first season in the Premiership - despite a truly awful start and being written off by just about all of the pundits (Crystal Palace fans - take hope from this)

Thanks from a Palace fan, have to admit to being very worried though :worried:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on May 30, 2013, 09:18:55 am
Whilst on a sporting theme then:-

And Saints had a good first season in the Premiership - despite a truly awful start and being written off by just about all of the pundits (Crystal Palace fans - take hope from this)

Thanks from a Palace fan, have to admit to being very worried though :worried:
Pengi's a Palace fan  ???
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Greybeema on May 30, 2013, 05:39:03 pm
Interesting editing.  I never referred to Saints in my quoted post.....  Not actually my team at all..  My team are much closer to London
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on May 30, 2013, 07:54:58 pm
Got the all clear that my cancer has gone (or not spread from the tumour that was removed), and don't need to go back to see the Oncologist for a year.   :bounce: Only downside is that the radioactive iodine treatment has "burnt" my throat, so it feels like I have a gobstopper stuck in my throat. Apparently, this internal scar will take about 30 years to disappear, so roll on my 93rd birthday!  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on May 30, 2013, 08:01:07 pm
Apart from the burnt throat, that's great news, Kipper :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on May 30, 2013, 08:33:18 pm
Great news Kipper!

Nuisance about the throat but a terrific result.  :claphappy:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on May 30, 2013, 09:47:39 pm
That has to be a great relief Kipper and I am sure your body will adjust to the gobstopper soon enough  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on May 30, 2013, 10:45:49 pm
Terrific news Kipper - are you allowed any liquid relief  :pint: for the throat?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: sean Half-pint works on May 30, 2013, 10:47:02 pm
great to hear your gonna be OK ;)

Sean
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on May 30, 2013, 10:58:17 pm
Good to hear, Kip!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on May 31, 2013, 07:50:29 pm
Thanks for your thoughts, folks. And, having double checked all the pills I now have to take, the pubs are now very much on limits.
One laugh - I have been given a 31 day pill dispenser, consisting of 16 double boxes, dated from 1 to 31. The mathematicians amongst you will have sussed that 2 x 16 is 32, so what about the 32nd box? Well, it has, instead of a number, a smiley face - obviously for my end of month ACEEED!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on June 02, 2013, 05:16:30 pm
Unbelievable I know but - I managed to drive straight past Gaugemaster without going in and getting the bits I wanted.
I know it was only going to be some 5 plank wagons but not crritical.

Wallet happy and I will use the funds for a Shapeways purchase.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 03, 2013, 03:42:31 pm
Guess I shouldn't put this in the angry thread but I have confirmation of all my pre-orders today and they total some £1300 :worried: :o
Just as well they are spread over the next 2 years or so, but they don't yet include the Dapol BoB Spitfire I want :help:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on June 03, 2013, 04:18:08 pm
Guess I shouldn't put this in the angry thread but I have confirmation of all my pre-orders today and they total some £1300 :worried: :o
Just as well they are spread over the next 2 years or so, but they don't yet include the Dapol BoB Spitfire I want :help:

 :jawdropping: :stop:  :help:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on June 03, 2013, 07:54:34 pm
Guess I shouldn't put this in the angry thread but I have confirmation of all my pre-orders today and they total some £1300 :worried: :o
Just as well they are spread over the next 2 years or so, but they don't yet include the Dapol BoB Spitfire I want :help:

Well, add that to make it a nice tidy £1399 then!  :o

I thought I was bad but I'm not yet half way to your Grand Total, Mick.

Keep buying those lottery tickets!

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 03, 2013, 08:33:14 pm
I put this in the Happy thread as there seems to be a lot of great stuff coming out in N and I reckon it can only be good for the hobby :)
However, let's see what comes out in the poll :hmmm:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on June 03, 2013, 08:38:26 pm
Guess I shouldn't put this in the angry thread but I have confirmation of all my pre-orders today and they total some £1300 :worried: :o
Just as well they are spread over the next 2 years or so, but they don't yet include the Dapol BoB Spitfire I want :help:

Looking at that you will need to keep working  :bounce:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on June 03, 2013, 08:42:10 pm
Guess I shouldn't put this in the angry thread but I have confirmation of all my pre-orders today and they total some £1300 :worried: :o
Just as well they are spread over the next 2 years or so, but they don't yet include the Dapol BoB Spitfire I want :help:

Looking at that you will need to keep working  :bounce:

Fear not - it's all worked out long ago :)
Apart from that, I don't do holidays (haven't had one in 7 years) - my choice I guess :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on June 03, 2013, 10:31:38 pm
Yeah, I guess I could buy a lot of stuff for what my up-coming Frodo adventure is going to set me back. Ah, well, as you say, my choice I guess.  :uneasy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: tim-pelican on June 03, 2013, 11:15:03 pm
That makes me feel a *lot* better about mine.  I recently decided to stop wasting so much time drooling over the catalogues and dithering, and I've dropped an "all the trains I know about that I want" order on Rails for about £400, on top of the Brighton Belle one they already have.

I too am thankful they're not all coming soon...
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on June 03, 2013, 11:29:58 pm
Yeah, I guess I could buy a lot of stuff for what my up-coming Frodo adventure is going to set me back. Ah, well, as you say, my choice I guess.  :uneasy:

Is there a height restriction for that trip George  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on June 03, 2013, 11:54:43 pm
Hey, don't knock it.... hobbits have their own airline, you know.....
And even their own rules:
Middle Earth Hobbit Safety Video on Air New Zealand (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9x6jufB2Dg#ws)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on June 03, 2013, 11:58:16 pm
That one will be a double decker then  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on June 04, 2013, 12:06:25 am
 :laughabovepost: See edit above!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Chetcombe on June 04, 2013, 01:17:34 am
Hey, don't knock it.... hobbits have their own airline, you know.....
And even their own rules:

Now that beats British Airways any day :D please remind me never to fly coach on Air NZ :bounce:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on June 04, 2013, 01:31:09 am
Yeah, it's a crackup, isn't it. When we flew across the ditch back in January and that came on, it's just as well everyone had their seatbelts fastened otherwise the whole plane would have been rolling around in the aisles! Apparently the main characters are all Air NZ employees - the Gandalf character actually is a Captain, and so on. Of course, Jackson and Gollum play themselves!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on June 04, 2013, 04:51:18 am
Hey, don't knock it.... hobbits have their own airline, you know.....

And even their own rules:
Middle Earth Hobbit Safety Video on Air New Zealand ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9x6jufB2Dg#ws[/url])


That is truly superb!  :laugh: :claphappy:


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on June 04, 2013, 07:19:27 am
I'm loving it!  :laughabovepost:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on June 04, 2013, 09:49:40 am
Don't you just love a sense of humour  ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on June 04, 2013, 10:28:28 am
Don't you just love a sense of humour  ;)
Indeed ...

Anyone seen one ?  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on June 04, 2013, 11:04:11 am
Yeah.... back in the 70's I used to live with one.....
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on June 04, 2013, 02:45:58 pm
After about 3 months fiddling around and experimenting I at last have working Blue-Ray read/write etc on my   :bounce:  :claphappy: :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on June 04, 2013, 09:07:08 pm
Wonderful, happy and joyous news! The work to upgrade the hell-hole that is Wokingham station is well under way.  :claphappy:

This is the Reading platform showing where the footbridge has been demolished  to make way for a new one :claphappy:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/41/thumb_5369.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5369)

My days of shivering on this station in winter will be at an end  ;D :laugh: :claphappy: :bounce:

P.S. the staff at Wokingham station are super (as you would expect from SWT  :thumbsup:) - it is the buildings, in particular on the Reading platforms, that make it a hell-hole.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jack on June 04, 2013, 09:27:04 pm
Hey, don't knock it.... hobbits have their own airline, you know.....
And even their own rules:
Middle Earth Hobbit Safety Video on Air New Zealand ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9x6jufB2Dg#ws[/url])


You gotta love those Kiwis!  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on June 04, 2013, 11:19:12 pm
After about 3 months fiddling around and experimenting I at last have working Blue-Ray read/write etc on my   :bounce:  :claphappy: :claphappy:

Well done Jon, it is nice to hear you have finally got there after all your efforts  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 01, 2013, 12:25:44 pm
Yay :claphappy:

Got home from Perth yesterday to find a cheque from the taxman which will cover 50% of my enormous pre order list :bounce:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on July 01, 2013, 12:31:52 pm
Yay :claphappy:

Got home from Perth yesterday to find a cheque from the taxman which will cover 50% of my enormous pre order list :bounce:

Now that is good news  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on July 01, 2013, 12:57:15 pm
Hope that's not 50% yer retirement money....  otherwise it's only 50% left over for :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jack on July 01, 2013, 03:03:39 pm
Yay :claphappy:

Got home from Perth yesterday to find a cheque from the taxman which will cover 50% of my enormous pre order list :bounce:

I wonder if it will last long enough Mick, for the pre-orders to come?   :laugh: Now when's TINGS ?  :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on July 01, 2013, 03:21:33 pm
.. and there you were, Mick, getting all jealous over my £34 from the same bloke!

Well done mate! Pleased for you.  :claphappy:

I have a small inheritance from my recently passed dad and that is being invested in a similar fashion.

Make sure we see *-everything* you buy!

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on July 04, 2013, 12:18:05 pm
A very nice bloke came and installed fibre optic broadband for me this morning.

I connected my mobile phone first as my PC was not wireless at that time.  Once he was satisfied my mobile had connected he left and I installed a Wi-Fi dongle on my PC which is now connected to the fibre optic broadband and I am getting over ten times the speed I was which will improve over the next couple of weeks  :claphappy:

Soon after that the postman rang the doorbell and handed me the twin pack of Spitfires kits in 1:144 I ordered Tuesday evening, they do look tiny  :goggleeyes:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 04, 2013, 12:32:05 pm
Achtung - Schpitfeuer!
Nice one, John.
Can I ask who your ISP is please?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on July 04, 2013, 12:35:53 pm
Achtung - Schpitfeuer!
Nice one, John.
Can I ask who your ISP is please?

You may Mick, I use Orange, they supply my landline and broadband but not my mobile.
I have to pay an extra £1.75 per month for the upgrade  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on July 04, 2013, 12:38:29 pm
Got an email from ERNIE (no, not the milkman!) to say he'd got something for me.

A modest win on the Premium Bonds tops up the 'railway account' that more than covers the couple of MK1 coaches just arrived:   Pullman 'The Hadrian Bar' and a TPO with side lights.

Cheers ERNIE!  :beers:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on July 04, 2013, 12:41:50 pm
Got an email from ERNIE (no, not the milkman!) to say he'd got something for me.

A modest win on the Premium Bonds tops up the 'railway account' that more than covers the couple of MK1 coaches just arrived:   Pullman 'The Hadrian Bar' and a TPO with side lights.

Cheers ERNIE!  :beers:

Dave G

Well done Dave, any amount of cash is welcome  :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :claphappy:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 04, 2013, 09:44:15 pm
That's good news, Dave.
Nice purchases too :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on July 05, 2013, 12:34:24 am
Ah... the good old Premium Bonds. I'd forgotten about them. Congrats!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: moogle on July 07, 2013, 07:44:49 pm
I'm  :) as after a week with no internet, I used up my allowance too quickly, I have access again!
No more trips to the library for job hunting!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on July 07, 2013, 08:30:46 pm
I'm  :) as after a week with no internet, I used up my allowance too quickly, I have access again!
No more trips to the library for job hunting!  :thumbsup:
Know exactly how you feel, ditched T-Mobile contract mobile broadband and now use 3 PAYG, better signal and funds allowing if I hit the limit I can top up again straight away.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: moogle on July 07, 2013, 08:37:38 pm
I had 3 PAYG for years. Switched to their £15.99 contract as I was spending £25 a month on PAYG!
More data for less money.  8)
I just used a lot too quickly, mainly from the numerous uploading attempts with my backscene tutorial.
Still, that was worth doing so I won't complain!  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on July 08, 2013, 12:52:32 am
On Friday I was offered a new job in Swindon and after having thought about it over the weekend I have decided to accept it. They have offered me £6500 more than I am on at the moment plus a car. It didn't really take too much thinking about if I'm honest  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on July 08, 2013, 07:55:08 am
Many congrats TF.

Swindon to Devizes, wearing out someone else's car plus the terrific extra cash ain't no bad deal!

All the best - I hope you'll be happy in the new job.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 08, 2013, 03:47:18 pm
On Friday I was offered a new job in Swindon and after having thought about it over the weekend I have decided to accept it. They have offered me £6500 more than I am on at the moment plus a car. It didn't really take too much thinking about if I'm honest  :)

Nice one, Trainfish :beers:
Out of curiosity, what was there to think about :dunce:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on July 08, 2013, 11:35:57 pm
Congrats, TF.... as NPN and youself quite correctly note, not much to think about there!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on July 09, 2013, 12:42:09 am
In all honesty the salary wasn't the only motivator here. Yes it's nice to be offered more but I will be leaving a secure job where I'm highly thought of by all so it was always going to be a big decision. My boss is gutted that I'll be going but agrees that I'd be silly not to take it. It is also a job I have done elsewhere in the past so I don't see too many issues there.
Probably my biggest decision left to make is what to do with my own car. I may need to sell it as I don't really have room to store it on the drive.
Thanks for all the good wishes.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on July 09, 2013, 10:51:33 am
On Friday I was offered a new job in Swindon and after having thought about it over the weekend I have decided to accept it. They have offered me £6500 more than I am on at the moment plus a car. It didn't really take too much thinking about if I'm honest  :)

Well done to you Trainfish!  Very good news.  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on July 09, 2013, 05:35:31 pm
I have now connected my television to the fibre optic broadband  :claphappy:

The television will now update itself and I can watch You Tube videos whilst sitting comfortably when there are no television programmes I wish to watch  :tv:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: moogle on July 09, 2013, 05:44:07 pm
Probably my biggest decision left to make is what to do with my own car. I may need to sell it as I don't really have room to store it on the drive.
Thanks for all the good wishes.

Well done and good luck with the job!  :thumbsup:
As to the car, think of it as a train fund on wheels.  ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on July 10, 2013, 10:24:10 am
Ordered Monday Night and arrived today - 2 reels of enamelled copper wire.
These two reels should last me till I am pushing up daisies or I loose them.( 70m on one and 100m on the other) :goggleeyes:.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 10, 2013, 11:44:47 am
Hey Mike,

What's a very grumpy old g*t doing in the Happy Thread ??? :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: keerout on July 10, 2013, 11:57:47 am
 :laughabovepost: Having a Happy Day?  :worried:
Gerard.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on July 10, 2013, 01:01:18 pm
Hey Mike,

What's a very grumpy old g*t doing in the Happy Thread ??? :D

Having one of my 6 allocated happy days this year :laugh3:
Also found my missing roll of wire. :claphappy:
Can now finish wiring under my board, plus all the windows are open and there is a nice breeze to keep me cool.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: loco4401 on July 12, 2013, 06:46:17 am
Im happy as today i got faller kit 232360 for my farm and looking forward to when i get the time cast alottment kits
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on July 12, 2013, 07:12:52 am
What's a very grumpy old g*t doing in the Happy Thread ??? :D

Having one of my 6 allocated happy days this year :laugh3:


So most of the time you're grumpy, and 6 days a year you're happy ...

:hmmm:

How many days are allocated to being the other five dwarves?? :D


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Michael Shillabeer on July 13, 2013, 05:01:39 pm
Had my car's air con recharged today :)

Drove to the Calne show with the external temperature gauge showing 33 but lovely and cool inside  8)

Michael
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on July 13, 2013, 05:38:46 pm
Sitting upstairs in the shade watching the Red Arrows out of the window while modelling.

(http://www.etchedpixels.co.uk/Gallery/NGF/ra.jpg)


(http://www.etchedpixels.co.uk/Gallery/NGF/ra2.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on July 16, 2013, 08:58:04 pm
Finally think my doctor may be getting closer to sorting my health problems.  :thumbsup:
Got another blood test and waiting for the date for my CT Scan.
More antibiotic based pills prescribed. :unimpressed:
Hopefullly the scan will confirm the problems.

My chest X-Rays were fine, but have been advised to take it easy in the current warm weather.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 16, 2013, 09:08:00 pm
Good luck with the scan results, Mike :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on July 17, 2013, 11:33:48 am
Good luck with the scan results, Mike :thumbsup:

Cheers Mick,
Just had phone call today setting up the appointment- not a CT Scan but Ultrasound. :uneasy:  NO I AM NOT  PREGNANT  :goggleeyes:
Appointment 23/7/13  impressed with fast service.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: FeelixTC on July 17, 2013, 02:37:42 pm
Whilst outside work, enjoying an 'oily', I just liberated 2 yards of curtain wire, which I think will be pefrect for my WIT point operation.

Being both a Yorkshireman and Accountant, getting stuff for nowt pleases me greatly  :bounce:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: mereman on July 17, 2013, 03:20:32 pm
Mrs m just made some pickled beetroot from our new allotment, only started it this last winter and it was a bit of a rush to get it done, I had a few hospital appointments 2 of which put me out of commission for a week each time.

Also much to my surprise I managed to put up 3 book shelves, not that they are level but 3 hours later they haven't fell down....... yet :smiley-laughing:

So 2 more to go then order the baseboard, track and points motors for my new (first) N Gauge layout.

To make matters even better my A4 (Silver King) was delivered, now oiled and ran in on my test track :D

All I need now is the win the lottery.

Not to forget it's the Weeting steam rally this weekend http://www.weetingrally.co.uk/ (http://www.weetingrally.co.uk/) so a nice lung full of steam smoke for me. Can things get any better I ask myself, not that I answer I'm still not talking to myself after a row the other week :o

All in all I'm a happy bunny
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on July 17, 2013, 07:19:27 pm
 :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:

Actually have managed to solder wires to a 0805 SMD LED.  Resistor temp  fitted and tested on a battery - It Worked

All done using a std 15W Antex Iron  with a std small bit. And NO magnifying glass either
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on July 17, 2013, 08:00:06 pm
Great job Mike  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Michael Shillabeer on July 20, 2013, 11:03:42 am
MOT retest took less than 5 minutes :) now have valid MOT :)

Michael
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 20, 2013, 12:23:58 pm
MOT retest took less than 5 minutes :) now have valid MOT :)

Michael

You or your car? :-X
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: 60006 on July 20, 2013, 05:28:17 pm
Just finished work and come home to find a brand new Farish 60 on the table. That overtime pay has to go somewhere.  ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Michael Shillabeer on July 21, 2013, 09:47:10 am
MOT retest took less than 5 minutes :) now have valid MOT :)
You or your car? :-X

My car this week, I have an MOT in a couple of weeks...

Michael
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 21, 2013, 10:53:34 am
MOT retest took less than 5 minutes :) now have valid MOT :)
You or your car? :-X

My car this week, I have an MOT in a couple of weeks...

Michael

Yup - I have to have an annual MOT but at least the practice nurse is very pretty (trouble is my first blood pressure test is always on the high side - I don't know why :-X)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on July 21, 2013, 12:12:51 pm
I have to get some blood samples taken about a week before my MoT. Last year the very pretty nurse said "would you like to come upstairs"  her room being on the first floor. Well, with a feed line like that, what could I do? I replied" I haven't had an offer like that for ages"  we had to wait 10 mins before she could take my blood pressure as we were both laughing so much.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on July 22, 2013, 07:45:40 pm
Box on its way from Shapeways a full 8 days before estimated completion. Only problem is they'll now arrive before the etches I need to assemble the new GWR coaches in the shipment!

Alan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on July 23, 2013, 03:01:20 pm
Scan was good, know what part of my problems currently are - Gall Stones. :worried:
 Blood test on Friday, hopefully get some more answers soon


Finally had some food and my first caffeine fix of the day. :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: mereman on July 23, 2013, 03:14:37 pm
As Delboy (Only fools and horses) says "Food is for wimps" :D

Good to know it all went well.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: sean Half-pint works on July 23, 2013, 04:08:21 pm
MMM an Ice cold bottle of coke on a very very hot day  :beers: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on July 23, 2013, 05:31:56 pm
Scan was good, know what part of my problems currently are - Gall Stones. :worried:
 Blood test on Friday, hopefully get some more answers soon


Finally had some food and my first caffeine fix of the day. :claphappy:

The simple things in life are the best! Good to know the scan went OK, Mike :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on August 01, 2013, 07:15:01 pm
Not exactly rocket science I know but I am a bit chuffed as I managed to change the headlight bulb on my 08 Fiesta without breaking anything today  :)

Was a little bit concerned as after looking in the manual it was a lot more involved than my previous car.

Still half decent step by step instructions and me taking my time resulted in a new working bulb going in and me not snapping any lugs / plugs / wires in the process.

Bit mystified why the entire headlight unit needs to come off (albeit only three screws) and even more baffled why you have to move the bumper (but NOT more than "10mm"!) to get to the last one.

Anyway, all done and £7.00 quid saved by not getting Halfords to do it....

Small victories

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on August 01, 2013, 07:44:29 pm
It's the same on our two MK5 Fiestas, and increasingly more cars as underbonnet areas become more crowded. Ridiculous having to remove a headlight just to change a bulb! ::)

Good on you for doing it yourself though, gearbox rebuild next? :D


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on August 01, 2013, 07:48:07 pm
Cheers Sprintex, I figured a fellow Ford fan would have a view on this  :D

Good on you for doing it yourself though, gearbox rebuild next? :D (http://Good on you for doing it yourself though, gearbox rebuild next? :D)

 :worried: :confused1: Shower of cogs and springs anyone?!  :confused1: :worried:

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: 4x2 on August 01, 2013, 08:26:40 pm
Cheers Sprintex, I figured a fellow Ford fan would have a view on this  :D

Good on you for doing it yourself though, gearbox rebuild next? :D ([url]http://Good[/url] on you for doing it yourself though, gearbox rebuild next? :D)

 :worried: :confused1: Shower of cogs and springs anyone?!  :confused1: :worried:

Skyline2uk
I occasionally dabble in spannering myself... Here's a couple of pic's of me and my cousin (the guy pretending to be an engine) fitting a new engine (brand new bottom end from Ford for just £111 ! - thank you ebay !) in my old Mk 3 fester, shame the rot killed it... :(  The old engine was knocking a good 'un so it had to be done, the car did last 2 more years on the new engine before it failed the MOT badly with terminal tin worm...

(http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee442/djmikeymike2011/DSCF2024_zpsed55b307.jpg) (http://s1228.photobucket.com/user/djmikeymike2011/media/DSCF2024_zpsed55b307.jpg.html)

(http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee442/djmikeymike2011/DSCF2025_zps283e4fab.jpg) (http://s1228.photobucket.com/user/djmikeymike2011/media/DSCF2025_zps283e4fab.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on August 01, 2013, 09:36:24 pm
Love the elf and safety approved engine hoist :-X

Get my camera back hopefully tomorrow but probably Saturday.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: 4x2 on August 01, 2013, 10:01:18 pm
Love the elf and safety approved engine hoist :-X

Get my camera back hopefully tomorrow but probably Saturday.
the old ways are the best !   ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 01, 2013, 10:07:43 pm
I thought you were turning it into a Fred Flintstone car  :D

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: mereman on August 01, 2013, 10:57:20 pm
I thought you were turning it into a Fred Flintstone car  :D

cheers John.

I wish you hadn't said that can't get the Flintstones theme tune out of my mind :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on August 01, 2013, 11:04:19 pm
Yabba dabba do
Does Dino power your coach?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 01, 2013, 11:08:56 pm
I thought you were turning it into a Fred Flintstone car  :D

cheers John.


I wish you hadn't said that can't get the Flintstones theme tune out of my mind :goggleeyes:


You can do a sing-a-long now  :laugh3:

the flintstones (theme song) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hByFDVwiQq8#)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on August 04, 2013, 08:51:15 pm
 :thumbsup:
Got my camera back today.
 :thumbsdown:
Battery flat as a pancake.
At least my friend managed to transfer his pictures from memory card, had to take the card out and use his card reader to do it because I forgot to lend him the lead as well.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: loco4401 on August 08, 2013, 09:00:56 am
Hurry up next thur so i can visit train trader in northern sydney as its there 60-90% off sale  so hoping to grab some bargins
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Michael Shillabeer on August 15, 2013, 08:20:54 am
Very very happy!

My daughter, Olivia, has just been accepted into Oxford University :claphappy:

She doesn't know her A level grades yet, but the UCAS website says she's in!

I'm really proud of her!

Michael
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on August 15, 2013, 08:38:17 am
Brilliant news - well done Olivia!  :claphappy:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trev on August 15, 2013, 08:56:52 am
That's fantastic news Micheal. Well done her.

Can I ask where abouts on the UCAS site you found that info please?  My son is on his way to get his results, hopeing to go to Bath to study robotics
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Michael Shillabeer on August 15, 2013, 09:06:06 am
That's fantastic news Micheal. Well done her.

Can I ask where abouts on the UCAS site you found that info please?  My son is on his way to get his results, hopeing to go to Bath to study robotics
Thanks Trev

Sorry I don't know exactly where on the UCAS website - I'm at work and she emailed me.

She has an account on the UCAS website that she uses to track aplications and offers.

Michael
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trev on August 15, 2013, 09:32:21 am
Thanks for your reply Micheal.

I just found the section but then had a call from my son telling me his results.
He didn't get Bath but has been offered a place in Bristol which was a very close second choice anyway so all's well.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 15, 2013, 10:02:22 am
Huge congratulations, both, to your son and daughter in getting into Uni :claphappy:
I hope the BoMaD (Bank of Mum and Dad) will have some left for modelling :worried:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trev on August 15, 2013, 10:11:39 am
  :no: Not my problem -
I've put him up for adoption so I avoid the high running costs  :smiley-laughing:

If anyone want s to take him on, he is house trained and can make a good cup of tea.   :D :D

One massive benefit of living here in Wales is that what ever the university charges (likely to be close to £9k a year) , he will only pay about £3250 a year and the Welsh Government pays the rest.  Already saved my Daughter (at Manchester uni)  at least £10k and she still has 2 years to go.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 15, 2013, 11:20:11 am
Well done to both, I can only just remember what a relief it is when those results come through the door.

Is it really over 40 years ago  :confused1:  :'(

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 15, 2013, 04:16:40 pm
Well done to both, I can only just remember what a relief it is when those results come through the door.

Is it really over 40 years ago  :confused1:  :'(

cheers John.

And there was me thinking you went to Uni with Isambard Kingdom Brunel :-X
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: AndyGif on August 15, 2013, 04:42:59 pm
Thanks for your reply Micheal.

I just found the section but then had a call from my son telling me his results.
He didn't get Bath but has been offered a place in Bristol which was a very close second choice anyway so all's well.

which Bristol?  the Real University or the pretend one as it was then (UWE) I went to study Real Time Computing. It had a very good computer department 21 years ago, and i almost made it to CERN for my placement year, but was pipped at the post by my mate....
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trev on August 15, 2013, 05:15:42 pm
Yes it UWE that he'll be going to.

You must have been gutted to have missed out on that placements to CERN.
My daughter is at Manchester Uni doing applied physics. I know she would give her right arm to be able to go CERN.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on August 15, 2013, 05:48:18 pm
Quote
Yes it UWE that he'll be going to.

 :thumbsup:

I went to Bristol Uni and never left Bristol.....I am a huge fan of the city (despite the efforts of our Mayor  :thumbsdown:)

I think he will have a great time here.

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on August 15, 2013, 06:06:16 pm
Well done and congrats to all the young folk that have got a place at Uni.  :claphappy:

I hope that amongst those gathered there will be a fair amount of engineering, chemistry and physics, rising stars. We need them all.

Pleased some of my taxes are going towards a decent education - as well as funding a few beers  :pint:  and other events over the next few years!

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: loco4401 on August 16, 2013, 04:49:45 am
Im a very happy boy as today i went to train trader in sydney and for xmas i bought my self a peco guards van a white refeg van and like a 2 plank wagon and a old fashion flischman 8332 code goods wagon with both side doors that can open all for 50 bucks so happy happy joy joy  :bounce:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on August 16, 2013, 06:57:42 am
Happy Christmas, 4401!

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: loco4401 on August 16, 2013, 09:00:49 am
Yes it is merry xmas
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on August 17, 2013, 12:08:33 pm
Funny you should mention Christmas as tonight we're having a Christmas party for about 40 people at our house. We have a themed party every year on my birthday (today) and this year the theme is Christmas.

I'm obviously happy as I'll get 2 lots of presents!  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 17, 2013, 06:35:05 pm
I popped into the £1 shop yesterday and I found my perfect mug.

I do have a great fondness for this kind of foodstuff, so I can see this mug and me spending many an enjoyable hour together  :D

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/thumb_6434.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6434)

cheers John
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on August 18, 2013, 10:49:16 am
I saw that one too :D

Sadly too small for my insatiable tea habbit  :-[


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on August 27, 2013, 12:50:31 pm
After sadly having to have Bruce our cat put down a few weeks ago due to his worsening asthma we have today collected Boris (at the front) and Bella who are both 7 weeks old  :D

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/MGalleryItem.php?id=6520)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 27, 2013, 01:03:27 pm
Two lovely bundles of mischief but they are a bit young to be away from their mother  :worried:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on August 27, 2013, 02:36:39 pm
Not at all according to the vet. The mother was abused and was taken away from the owner by the Cats Action Trust. The mother was only 10 months old herself at the time. She was already pregnant when taken away and dropped 5 kittens 7 weeks ago. The vet says ideally it should be 8 weeks but the mother is very weak at the moment so they say it is a good idea to take 2 away to let her recover a little. Neither were still feeding from the mother anyway so I'm happy to go with the vet's opinion.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on August 27, 2013, 03:50:58 pm
Wishing you and them a long and happy time together.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Michael Shillabeer on August 30, 2013, 11:59:57 am
My current work contract finishes at the end of September and my current employer are never sure about renewals...

So this morning I went for an interview at a place where I've previously contracted.

5 minutes after leaving I had a phone call offering me a six month contract to start the day after my current contract expires :D

There will be food on the table and money to spend at TINGS!

Michael
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 30, 2013, 12:04:30 pm
Good news, Michael, but to hell with the food :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 30, 2013, 12:04:46 pm
Well done Michael, that also gets you past the festive season  :thumbsup:

It is never an easy time when a contract is about to end, I did contract work for 10 years.

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Geoff on August 30, 2013, 12:07:11 pm
Well today folks I became a very proud Grand dad for the first time.

super happy drinks all round.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Calnefoxile on August 30, 2013, 12:09:05 pm
Well today folks I became a very proud Grand dad for the first time.

super happy drinks all round.

Waaheeyyy Congratulations  :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:

Join the club, great excuse to go down the pub to wet the baby's head  :pint: :pint:

Regards
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 30, 2013, 12:11:17 pm
Well today folks I became a very proud Grand dad for the first time.

super happy drinks all round.

Huge congratulations, Geoff :beers:
Is the grandchild a boy or a girl?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on August 30, 2013, 12:11:25 pm
Granddaughter or grandson?

Congratulations to everyone and I hope mum and baby are well  :thumbsup:  :beers:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Geoff on August 30, 2013, 01:37:13 pm
Mum and baby are very well and it is a boy.

Thank you very much folks.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: mereman on August 30, 2013, 03:50:23 pm
Mum and baby are very well and it is a boy.

Thank you very much folks.

That's good if it was a girl that would make you a Grandmother :smiley-laughing:

From a Grandfather 3 times and a Grandmother 4 times :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: steambay on August 30, 2013, 07:29:30 pm
Looking at my new (well new to me) N gauge locos :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Geoff on August 30, 2013, 07:55:50 pm
Here is a picture of my first Grandson.

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q162/meogeo51/Bradley/MEO_1145b_zps41034f9d.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on August 30, 2013, 08:52:21 pm
Aaah!

Congrats to all!  :claphappy:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on August 30, 2013, 09:44:10 pm
Looking at my new (well new to me) N gauge locos :claphappy:

 :photospleasesign:
We'd like to see what you have been buying :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: steambay on August 31, 2013, 10:22:14 am
seven steam locos, 2-10-0 a couple of tanks, 4-6-2, etc., allin very good condition and to form my new layout, also bought a controller, but silly me got ten sets of points, but no straight track :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on September 01, 2013, 07:23:24 pm
Just stole a glance out the window at my now V-shiny car...

Spent best part of 4 hours cleaning her inside and out.

Been getting steadily better at getting streak-free finish using the polish and today is the best result yet  :D

Small things er?

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on September 04, 2013, 09:35:43 am
 :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:

Peace and quiet - the local kids have all gone back to school
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on September 04, 2013, 10:08:29 am
Does that comment include Monkey ?

(think very carefully before answering !!!  :D)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldman on September 04, 2013, 10:41:20 am
Does that comment include Monkey ?

(think very carefully before answering !!!  :D)


YES - she has been wanting to go back to school for the last couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on September 10, 2013, 08:48:12 pm
Well, my lovely widescreen monitor started the infamous "2 seconds to black" problem on Sunday :'( ...

(hold on ... isn't this the Happy Thread ?  Why's this pillock posted that here ?)

On checking out what I could do (if anything  :'() I stumbled across some posts that dealt with replacing blown caps ... as I also had another dead screen, I had a further search & found a very promising post on how to repair that one ! 

A quick order went in to RS Components, and the caps arrived today ... after a short time carefully replacing all 7 blown caps one by one (to make sure I got the right ones in the right place and the right way around), I ended up with a working monitor - cost was 87p in used components :claphappy:  :laugh3: :claphappy:  :thumbsup: :claphappy:

So ... I've now ID'd the caps in the widescreen (sods law, only 1 was the same  :thumbsdown:) and ordered those ... fingers crossed that those will resurrect that one  :angel:

Mike
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: d-a-n on September 11, 2013, 05:31:28 pm
I took one of my 35mm SLRs to work with a view to finishing the roll and didn't get a chance. ON the tram home, I managed to get a shot at the Freightliner 66 sitting in a siding of the scrap metal recycling plant near Newton Heath and Moston stop. Then, I managed to get one off at a Class 60 in pale blue hauling some aggregate (I think) wagons out of Manchester Victoria. I have a feeling it was 60074 'Teenage Cancer Trust' but I cannot be sure.

I hope to get the photos back tomorrow or Friday (with a CD) so I can see   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on September 14, 2013, 10:55:06 am
Currently writing this from a northbound HST heading for Edinburgh, sitting just two seats away from the leading PC . . . absolute heaven! :heart2:


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: moogle on September 14, 2013, 12:34:36 pm
I managed to get a shot at the Freightliner 66 sitting in a siding of the scrap metal recycling plant near Newton Heath and Moston stop.

OMG!  :o Are they scrapping them already?!

;)  :D  :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on September 19, 2013, 05:40:23 pm
Just had BT Infinity installed. Makes my old BT Broadband look as slow as one of Farish's boats from China :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on September 19, 2013, 07:54:33 pm
Just had BT Infinity installed. Makes my old BT Broadband look as slow as one of Farish's boats from China :)

Well done Mick, it makes life so much easier having a fast broadband connection  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: REGP on September 19, 2013, 08:21:00 pm
Just had BT Infinity installed. Makes my old BT Broadband look as slow as one of Farish's boats from China :)

Its not only the speed that improves, although it certainly speeded things up no end for me but is much more reliable.

The old system used to go down for an hour or so at least once a week but no drop outs with infinity in 6 months I've  had it.

Ray
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on September 20, 2013, 02:07:25 am
I've just done a similar thing. I persuaded Sky to send me a hub as opposed to a router as the old router was unreliable. They wanted me to pay something like £70 for the hub and £2.18 for delivery. I asked to be put through to cancellations so I could cancel the whole package and surprise surprise, a hub was promised for free and turned up today. It is a lot quicker than the router but we'll see how it goes before I get too excited.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: mereman on September 20, 2013, 04:51:59 pm
The last bit of track in place and wired up. Now to play er I mean test, before starting part 2 :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on September 21, 2013, 10:36:20 am
Last of the vistors have now left.

At long last I can get back to some more modelling, I may just have to have a sit down with a  :beers: or two to ponder over my next job. Mrs H thinks I am bringing in the wood for the winter next week, luckily the wood cantina (cellar) is located opposite the layout one. As long as I keep throwing bits of wood about I think I can escape for the whole week.

Jerry
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on September 21, 2013, 12:08:59 pm
And then next week your layout swaps cellars  :P
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on September 21, 2013, 01:29:22 pm
As long as I keep throwing bits of wood about I think I can escape for the whole week.

Jerry

I didn't know you had some Scottish blood in you, Jerry :confused1:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on September 21, 2013, 01:33:31 pm
Mick,
We have GREAT Scottish neighbours who stay here for the summer, I may not have scottish blood in my veins but I sure have a lot of their booze.....
If you were however refering to caber throwing.... I gave that up when I met Mrs "H".

Hope you are venturing south for the meet up.

Jerry
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on September 22, 2013, 07:33:44 pm
Sunday pub lunch, yorkshire pudding and a triple helping of stuffing.

I'm sure there were other things I meant to do today
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: REGP on September 22, 2013, 07:58:26 pm
Q
Sunday pub lunch, yorkshire pudding and a triple helping of stuffing.

I'm sure there were other things I meant to do today
You sure?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on September 22, 2013, 08:16:21 pm
You had me at "Pub Lunch"... roll on October.......
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on September 23, 2013, 08:02:02 pm
Last years saga of the B & Q greenhouse that wouldn't line up, was solved by the heavy winter snow, as it collapsed under the weight. Today, after prolonged discussions with SWMBO as what to do, I finished clearing the site, dug a hole and installed a small pond (for the frogs), and tomorrow will transfer the rockery from where it is now to around the pond. I just might mark out a track for a small garden railway.  ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Iano on September 25, 2013, 11:06:12 pm
redundancy pay
is not a bad way
to learn at last
you are a thing of the past
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on September 26, 2013, 04:55:05 am
redundancy pay
is not a bad way
to learn at last
you are a thing of the past

The trick of it though
Is to not spend the dough
On something you know
Won’t make your railway grow

All the best for the future!  :beers:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Chetcombe on September 26, 2013, 05:06:23 am
redundancy pay
is not a bad way
to learn at last
you are a thing of the past

The trick of it though
Is to not spend the dough
On something you know
Won’t make your railway grow

All the best for the future!  :beers:

Dave G

But when there is a sale at Hattons
Don't avoid the temptations
And when the postage is free
Open your parcels with glee

Enjoy the large cheque!  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Iano on September 26, 2013, 11:35:34 am
ha ha - very good you two, and thanks.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on October 05, 2013, 03:42:54 pm
Expained to Mrs "H" that as I sold a foxhunter kit of the WD last year the Hatton's bargain of £80.50 for the GF version would only cost technically......£45.

Then she got on to the Hatton's website and was entranced by various peoples and Oxford cars.  Result!

Guess I better cook a traditional BRITISH MEAL tonight,
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on October 05, 2013, 03:58:32 pm
Guess I better cook a traditional BRITISH MEAL tonight,

Soggy sprouts ?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on October 05, 2013, 04:09:46 pm
Sprouts on sale in the local supermarket today at a BARGAIN PRICE of E2.75 for a kilo !!!!!!

No tonights fare will be Sausage Toad in the hole courtesy of friends bringing over some of Tesco's bargain porkers..... 
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on October 05, 2013, 05:22:16 pm
courtesy of friends bringing over some of Tesco's bargain porkers.....
Tesco's ?  :sick2:  And you still call them friends ?

Get them to bring some decent butcher's sausage next time ... don't settle for the crap stuff !

Mmmm, proper butchers sausage ...  :drool: :food:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Griffo on October 05, 2013, 06:40:13 pm
Here in Sunny (!) Llanidloes we have our very own "NEUADD FACH BACONRY". Bacon, sausages, burgers etc straight from the pig with absolutely no trace of added water or other "bulkers".

http://www.baconry.co.uk/ (http://www.baconry.co.uk/)

You will never go close to Tesco after you've tasted REAL bacon!

.... I'm off for a bacon butty while my Western Venturer (£75 at the Dapol N'thusiast club meet today) is running in!

Steve
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on October 05, 2013, 07:34:21 pm
My class 411 EMU arrived from Model Railways Direct and for less than £90 delivered  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Agrippa on October 05, 2013, 09:35:50 pm
Here in Sunny (!) Llanidloes we have our very own "NEUADD FACH BACONRY". Bacon, sausages, burgers etc straight from the pig with absolutely no trace of added water or other "bulkers".

Steve

I assume the pig is killed first..... :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on October 06, 2013, 02:29:41 pm
courtesy of friends bringing over some of Tesco's bargain porkers.....
Tesco's ?  :sick2:  And you still call them friends ?

Get them to bring some decent butcher's sausage next time ... don't settle for the crap stuff !

Mmmm, proper butchers sausage ...  :drool: :food:

OK point taken I shall endeavour to buy REAL Sausages on my trip in October.
In our part of Italy we can ONLY buy real butchers sausages no packaged stuff !
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on October 06, 2013, 02:43:49 pm
In our part of Italy we can ONLY buy real butchers sausages no packaged stuff !
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Griffo on October 06, 2013, 03:01:13 pm
Here in Sunny (!) Llanidloes we have our very own "NEUADD FACH BACONRY". Bacon, sausages, burgers etc straight from the pig with absolutely no trace of added water or other "bulkers".

Steve

I assume the pig is killed first..... :D

So I'm told; they taste very lively to me .... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on October 06, 2013, 03:06:23 pm
 All this talk of :food: is making me hungry..... Had a "Full English" for lunch as well...........Guess I will have to settle for small large vino bianco.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on October 06, 2013, 04:07:25 pm
 :claphappy: :claphappy: After about a 3year fight our village exchange has been connected to FTTC via a cabinet right opposite our house and its now gone 'live' so in 2 weeks time I shall be flying at about 78meg instead of crawling on hands and knees with a 4meg. connection.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Geoff on October 06, 2013, 04:15:04 pm
:claphappy: :claphappy: After about a 3year fight our village exchange has been connected to FTTC via a cabinet right opposite our house and its now gone 'live' so in 2 weeks time I shall be flying at about 78meg instead of crawling on hands and knees with a 4meg. connection.

Just running short of 78mb here only 70mb, believe me it is fast.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on October 06, 2013, 04:24:06 pm
 :confused2: If its that fast shall I be able to download the Lotto winning numbers before its even been drawn  :dunce:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Geoff on October 06, 2013, 04:38:07 pm
Its good but not that good.. :laughabovepost:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on October 06, 2013, 04:59:37 pm
Guess I will have to settle for small large vino bianco.

Verdicchio or Frascati, Jerry? Or is there an Italian white wine better?
Personally I prefer red wine as, unless imbibed in copious amounts, it's better for you :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jack on October 06, 2013, 05:25:13 pm
All this talk about :food: is making me salivate.  :drool:

I'm having my second favorite for tea tonight, first favorite is Toad in the Hole   :drool: , second is a good old fashioned Steak and Kidney pud!!  :thumbsup:

The only thing that worries me is what is SWMBO after and how much is it going to cost?    :uneasy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on October 06, 2013, 06:24:54 pm
If it's toad-in-the-hole tomorrow - too much  :smiley-laughing: :laughabovepost:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on October 06, 2013, 06:39:54 pm
Guess I will have to settle for small large vino bianco.

Verdicchio or Frascati, Jerry? Or is there an Italian white wine better?
Personally I prefer red wine as, unless imbibed in copious amounts, it's better for you :thumbsup:

Mrs "H" only drinks white so my preference is vino economico....
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pengi on October 14, 2013, 06:54:50 am
Wokingham's new station to open soon (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-24351506)  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Irish Padre on October 19, 2013, 10:08:29 pm
Sold my 3'6 by 2'3 tail chaser a few months ago and decided on an Ian Futers 3 turnout plan - first time I've not used Setrack. Wrestling with code 55 soldering is now done, the mysterious short that I'd created with an Electrofrog point is sorted, and trains are running. Isn't it just so relaxing to watch a little 08 ambling with some vans?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on October 20, 2013, 02:50:02 pm
Glad you have your electrickery sorted :thumbsup:
Can we see a track plan please?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Irish Padre on October 20, 2013, 02:58:37 pm
Hope this works - have put image in media folder. Black for fiddle yard, brown for scenic area.


Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on October 20, 2013, 05:58:26 pm
Had to take the Cross Country (I'm sure there is a better similar word for the second part) from Bristol Parkway to Birmingham. Apparently despite the other route being out of action it was beyond the wit of CC to use  a pair of voyagers or even a longer unit than the 4 car sardine tin.

On the bright side however as a result of all the mess and disruption we did get to see banking on the lickey incline.

The ex First Great Western motorail stock has also re-appeared at Cardiff Canton.

Alan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pete Mc on October 21, 2013, 12:32:39 am
Well,after the disaster that has been the last week I thought I'd try and cheer myself up.

On saturday at the BRM show at Peterboghorror I bought a Loksound decoder tester off of the DC KITS stand.

Today,having watched the video's on Youtube of Legomanbiffo's O gauge Deltic,I thought I'd give mine a try.I bought it at the Model Rail Live show at Newark a few weeks ago but for one reason or another,I haven't had chance to do anything with it.Until tonight or last night to be precise.

I tried it with the ESU speaker that comes attached to the decoder but quickly snipped it off and connected it to a Zimo cube speaker.This sounded quite impressive but I quickly then connected it to one of my hacked up CT sugarcube speakers.It sounded ok but I thought I'd do a bit more to make sound a bit beefier,or experiment anyway.

What I'v done is to almost completely encase the speaker with bluetac to ensure an air tight seal is guarenteed then to stop the speaker from sticking to the bodyshell,I've wraped it in capton tape.This also ensures the bkuetac stays where I want it to as well.

So I then connected it back up to the decoder's speaker wires and lo and behold,its made a bit of a difference.

Now I appreciate that it'll never sound like the O gauge version on the video's but it does have a bit of recognisable bottom end bass,not much but enough to know that at tickover it does represent the Napier sound.Its even better at full chat with unmistakable drone that was prevalent when they were banging up and down the east coast mainline.

So having had the most disasterous week in years,I am a bit happier and for a time,I forgot about the car.

Pete
 :Class31: :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Chetcombe on October 21, 2013, 02:39:29 am
Good to see you posting in the Happy a Thread Pete :thumbsup:

You didn't mention which version of the Deltic into which you put the Loksound decoder and speaker.

Cheers and here's hoping for a better week for you :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pete Mc on October 21, 2013, 03:00:03 am
Thanks Mike,I'm optimistic that this next week will be a far cry from last week.For starters I have my Dapol hst coming back from having both chips reblown by Legomanbiffo,secondly,I expect that I'll have a courtesy car by this afternoon,fingers crossed.

For the last couple of hours or so,I have been doing some experimentation with the Loksound decoder tester and my Loksound v4 micro loaded with Legomanbiffo's Deltic sounds.Now up to press,I have tried 3 different speakers.Firstly the ESU one that was attached already,then a Zimo cube speaker and finally a hacked up CT sugarcube speaker as well.

The model of Deltic it is all goung to live in is a Farish non dcc ready Deltic "Green Howards".I did the chassis work a few months ago so it was just a case of buying a decoder with sounds I like,which I did at Model Rail Live at Newark a few weeks ago.

When I did the Deltic chassis work I recessed the chassis to take 2 sugarcube speakers but when I tried the single speaker on its own,I wasn't sure if 2 sugarcubes would make much difference.

How wrong was I?

Very,in fact.It sounds fantastic.With a bit more bluetac on the second speaker to seal it up properly,it is much,much better and louder too.I love it.

I just have to fit the decoder onto the chassis top now and wire it to the loco and play with it until I'm bored or I go deaf!

Brilliant,brilliant,brilliant.

Only problem now is I'm gonna have to do the prototype and KOYLI the same way.

Oh well,never mind.More fiddly work!

Pete
 :Class31: :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Chetcombe on October 21, 2013, 03:02:19 am
Clearly two engines need two sugarcube speakers! Many thanks for the update
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on October 21, 2013, 07:18:35 am
You two are talking fluent DCCese which me no comprehendo. However, I agree with Mike... good to see you on the happy thread, Pete.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pete Mc on October 21, 2013, 04:21:51 pm
Ah,but,it is not the end of the story.

As this is the happy thread,I won't post on here but at least I spoke to ny insurers today but the news is not what I wanted.

I'll post more details later tonight.

Pete
 :Class31: :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on October 26, 2013, 06:41:37 pm
Tonights S4C rugby has the commentators looking like they are standing in a waterfall.. this should be a fun game 8-)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on October 29, 2013, 09:40:47 am
Very happy!  I am now the proud joint owner of this 5" gauge shunter!   :laugh3:

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/NGF/Shunter1.jpg) (http://s67.photobucket.com/user/tank_fv101/media/NGF/Shunter1.jpg.html)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/NGF/Shunter2.jpg) (http://s67.photobucket.com/user/tank_fv101/media/NGF/Shunter2.jpg.html)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/NGF/Shunter3.jpg) (http://s67.photobucket.com/user/tank_fv101/media/NGF/Shunter3.jpg.html)

Now all I need is some track and a driving trailer/rolling stock. :worried:  If anyone knows of any at a reasonable price then please let me know. :thumbsup:

Thanks to my father for allowing me to persuade him to part with his money - purely for the grandchildren of course. ;) :P
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on October 29, 2013, 09:54:32 am
Cool 8)

Now all I need is some track and a driving trailer/rolling stock.

And some red, blue and white paint :laugh:


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on October 29, 2013, 09:56:47 am
It may magically change into 03 179 in the future.............although a 2 axle version.  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on October 29, 2013, 11:24:19 am
I hope you have it up and running soon Tank, the lads will love it  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: d-a-n on November 01, 2013, 06:07:22 pm
My 16 year old Toyota passed it's MOT with no advisories. This is the second year it's pulled this trick - the previous year, it only needed one tiny patch of weld. More money for N gauge!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on November 01, 2013, 06:10:50 pm
My 16 year old Toyota passed it's MOT with no advisories. This is the second year it's pulled this trick - the previous year, it only needed one tiny patch of weld. More money for N gauge!

Well done that car  :claphappy:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on November 01, 2013, 08:51:25 pm
After last night's manic trick or treaters, I find I over purchased on goodies. This means I can now pig out on the remainder - chocolate overload ahead!  :bounce:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 01, 2013, 09:47:23 pm
After last night's manic trick or treaters, I find I over purchased on goodies. This means I can now pig out on the remainder - chocolate overload ahead!  :bounce:

Likewise - Dolly Mixture and Jelly Bean feast :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Pete Mc on November 01, 2013, 10:18:33 pm
I've had to settle for a bag of white chocolate buttons.The sacrifices some of us have to make. :claphappy:

Pete
 :Class31: :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Chetcombe on November 02, 2013, 03:27:37 am
Same here. I will be getting my sugar rush from left over candy corn - for the uninitiated this a strange small horribly sweet triangular concoction that only appears in the shops at halloween. You can actually feel it rotting your teeth as you eat it... >:D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 02, 2013, 12:44:04 pm
Same here. I will be getting my sugar rush from left over candy corn - for the uninitiated this a strange small horribly sweet triangular concoction that only appears in the shops at halloween. You can actually feel it rotting your teeth as you eat it... >:D

Surely it's not worse than Hershey Peanut Butter Cups? :sick2:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 14, 2013, 01:25:16 pm
Finally got a decent modern "energy efficient" bulb for the railway room. 65W giant compact flourescent daylight bulb. Most customers apparently buy them to make their "flowers" grow  :D

Alan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 14, 2013, 02:26:54 pm
Finally got a decent modern "energy efficient" bulb for the railway room. 65W giant compact flourescent daylight bulb. Most customers apparently buy them to make their "flowers" grow  :D

Alan

You obviously don't let the grass grow under your feet, Alan :-X
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on November 14, 2013, 05:15:28 pm
Finally got a decent modern "energy efficient" bulb for the railway room. 65W giant compact flourescent daylight bulb. Most customers apparently buy them to make their "flowers" grow  :D

Alan

Sounds interesting.

Any chance of a link, if one exists?

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on November 14, 2013, 05:34:07 pm

Sounds interesting.

Any chance of a link, if one exists?

Dave G

Ah the famous "missing link", I've already got my coat on as going out for  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on November 14, 2013, 05:36:31 pm

Sounds interesting.

Any chance of a link, if one exists?

Dave G

Ah the famous "missing link", I've already got my coat on as going out for  :beers:

For that I'm telling everyone you've bought Mallard!  :nerner:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on November 14, 2013, 07:32:33 pm
Dave G
[/quote]

Ah the famous "missing link", I've already got my coat on as going out for  :beers:
[/quote]

For that I'm telling everyone you've bought Mallard!  :nerner:

Dave G
[/quote]

Thanks Pal, just don't tell HID  :worried:

David
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 14, 2013, 10:29:30 pm
They seem to be sold on amazon
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: ParkeNd on November 14, 2013, 11:41:08 pm
Happiness is - tightening the screw on a Peco terminal block for the seventeenth time - and this time the feed wire doesn't fall out as soon as you take your hand away.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 15, 2013, 06:51:23 pm
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Green-Lamp-bright-daylight-Bayonet/dp/B004G6TKLY/ref=pd_sim_sbs_light_4 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Green-Lamp-bright-daylight-Bayonet/dp/B004G6TKLY/ref=pd_sim_sbs_light_4)

is the one I got. Note the size of the connector on the bottom. It's not a special small connector its a special large lamp !
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on November 15, 2013, 10:38:12 pm
Thanks Alan

Noted it *is* BC but it looks a big old thing!

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on November 22, 2013, 04:42:27 pm
just grabbed a pair of Class 73 Twin Pack, from ebay 1DCC ready and 1 dummy.  :claphappy: :claphappy:
Only logged in there to browse
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Calnefoxile on November 22, 2013, 05:15:06 pm

For that I'm telling everyone you've bought Mallard!  :nerner:

Dave G

Blimey  :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes:

Has someone told the NRM about this transaction??  :D :D

Regards

Neal.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: ColinH on November 24, 2013, 05:40:42 pm
All electrics and decorating done in new shed ready for layout  :bounce: :bounce:

Just need to get the floor covering now and then I can move the layout in and get back to modelling.

ColinH
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on November 27, 2013, 07:33:01 am
I've finally been able to buy a new laptop! :laugh3:  It should be arriving from Amazon today, I can't wait.  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on November 27, 2013, 07:40:24 am
Good news, Chris.  :thumbsup:

Glad you've got it sorted.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on November 27, 2013, 09:37:52 am
I've finally been able to buy a new laptop! :laugh3:  It should be arriving from Amazon today, I can't wait.  :)

An early Christmas Present Chris?

It is just a bugger you have had to lay out this unexpected cash just before Christmas  :'(

On the brighter side at least you will have a super dooper whizzy fast machine  :D

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on November 27, 2013, 10:03:30 am
Thanks gents!  I've had to sell a lot of things to get the money. :thumbsdown:

Still, it looks like a beast of a laptop.  I bought an MSI GE70 2OE-238UK.

For anyone who likes these things it has the following:- Intel Core i7 4700MQ 2.4GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card, USB 3.0, HDMI, Bluetooth, 4x 2W HD Speakers, DVD-RW, Windows 8.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on November 27, 2013, 10:33:01 am
That's a fair beastie you have there!

As John says 'a super dooper whizzy fast machine'.

Enjoy - try and keep this one dry!

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on November 27, 2013, 11:09:44 am

Still, it looks like a beast of a laptop.

After that you completely lost me :dunce:
Just hope it works OK and you haven't had to sell your soul/family* to get it :no:

* delete as appropriate >:D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jack on November 27, 2013, 06:24:53 pm
Thanks gents!  I've had to sell a lot of things to get the money. :thumbsdown:

Still, it looks like a beast of a laptop.  I bought an MSI GE70 2OE-238UK.

For anyone who likes these things it has the following:- Intel Core i7 4700MQ 2.4GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card, USB 3.0, HDMI, Bluetooth, 4x 2W HD Speakers, DVD-RW, Windows 8.

1TB HDD!!  :jawdropping:   Don't forget to change for footnote....  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 27, 2013, 08:13:55 pm
No SSD, not Windows 8.1, only 1Tb not 4. Sounds like last months model  :P
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on November 27, 2013, 09:27:23 pm
 :laughabovepost:


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: ParkeNd on November 28, 2013, 12:22:30 am
Totally future proofed. No-one will sell anything better next month - it will take until January!!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Croxy on November 28, 2013, 02:07:07 am
Good stuff........with the specs on that it should do you for a while..... ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on November 28, 2013, 06:28:45 am
No SSD, not Windows 8.1, only 1Tb not 4. Sounds like last months model  :P

 :smiley-laughing:  If I had three times the budget......
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on November 28, 2013, 08:20:20 am
Problem with these huge SDD/HDD gizmos is that they need to/should be backed up and that's going to take a a fair while.

I have a cloud copy of my important stuff and my clever other half encrypts it so it's secure too.

Apologies going  :offtopicsign:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on November 30, 2013, 10:26:34 pm
Just sold my old Canon 85mm lens on eBay for £112 :bounce:

Sad to see the old favourite go, but that's a welcome injection for the N gauge fund :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on December 06, 2013, 08:03:31 pm
Strange redhead found on Dave G's lawn!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/thumb_8729.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=8729)

This is the second visit from our local redhead but I'm not sure which 'version' it is.

It made a decent meal from whatever it found in the grass and stayed for a good 10 minutes or so.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Leo1961 on December 06, 2013, 09:17:57 pm

I am no expert but my vote goes for the female Green Woodpecker  :thumbsup:

(http://www.english-country-garden.com/a/i/birds/green-woodpecker-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: port perran on December 06, 2013, 09:29:24 pm
Yep, I think its a Green Woodpecker.
Did you take that 2nd photo Leo1961?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on December 06, 2013, 09:32:55 pm
I think the one in the first photo has been gone over with weathering powders ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Leo1961 on December 06, 2013, 09:50:53 pm
Yep, I think its a Green Woodpecker.
Did you take that 2nd photo Leo1961?

No such luck to be able to take that sort of photo here  :(

A quick Google search revealed a close match to your original though  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on December 06, 2013, 10:08:31 pm
This is the second visit from our local redhead but I'm not sure which 'version' it is.

It made a decent meal from whatever it found in the grass and stayed for a good 10 minutes or so.
Eh ?  What do you mean, "which version" ?  Species or sex ?

Def a green woodpecker (rarely seen in my garden, but they're in the area), probably earing ants or chafer bugs.

Mike
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on December 06, 2013, 10:14:38 pm
This is the second visit from our local redhead but I'm not sure which 'version' it is.

It made a decent meal from whatever it found in the grass and stayed for a good 10 minutes or so.
Eh ?  What do you mean, "which version" ?  Species or sex ?

Def a green woodpecker (rarely seen in my garden, but they're in the area), probably earing ants or chafer bugs.

Mike

Exactly!  :D

I'm grateful for the extra information

It was a misty afternoon plus the shot was taken through my kitchen window!

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on December 11, 2013, 04:33:09 pm
HI all  :wave:

Well I have had some great news today  :laugh2:

My youngest Daughter has today been for her 12 week scan and everything is going normal  :thumbsup:

For those that don't know Lydia is 22 and suffers from Type 1 Diabetes and Lupus (SLE)  :thumbsdown:
She has lost her last 2 babies at an early stage so I have held off until now to pass on this great news  :thumbsup:

I was a little upset at first when she told me the news, not her being pregnant , but for the fact that her health has
suffered in the past  :worried:

I just hope everything carries on going well

Now my big dilemma is do I buy the "Bump" a Girly Green Diesel or a Big Boys Steam Loco  :hmmm:  :dighole:
Got to get them started early  :D

 :beers:

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 11, 2013, 04:51:45 pm

I just hope everything carries on going well

Now my big dilemma is do I buy the "Bump" a Girly Green Diesel or a Big Boys Steam Loco  :hmmm:  :dighole:
Got to get them started early  :D

 :beers:

dave  :thumbsup:

Hope all goes well, Dave. if only to be able to call you a Grandad >:D
How about a diesel as I'm sure you can respray it pink if the 'Bump' turns out to be a girl.
Then you can get some pink ballast to go with it ::)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: REGP on December 11, 2013, 04:58:31 pm
Maybe make her one of these
http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4753417616099790&pid=15.1 (http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4753417616099790&pid=15.1)

Ray
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on December 11, 2013, 05:05:00 pm

Hope all goes well, Dave. if only to be able to call you a Grandad >:D


You already can as I have 2 with my eldest  :thumbsup:

Not that I see them as she had a big fall out with her mother
and has vanished without a trace  :veryangry:

Anyway we won't dwell on that as this is the happy thread  :thumbsup:

And Ray I think I will give that one a miss  :o
It wouldn't fit in with my era or location  :D

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on December 11, 2013, 05:17:11 pm
Fingers crossed that all goes well and you get to enjoy a new grandchild  :thumbsup:

I would go for a beast of a steam loco  :D

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jack on December 11, 2013, 05:58:49 pm

Now my big dilemma is do I buy the "Bump" a Girly Green Diesel or a Big Boys Steam Loco  :hmmm:  :dighole:
Got to get them started early  :D

 :beers:

dave  :thumbsup:

Good New Dave!

As for which one, cover all options - get both. You may not have any money left after the little one arrives.  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on December 11, 2013, 09:37:05 pm
Not at all as momentous as the news above but...

....Just remembered its the office Christmas Lunch on Friday  :)

Pub lunch on the company, small things  :D

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: tim-pelican on December 11, 2013, 09:51:34 pm
Pub lunch on the company, small things  :D

Ours is Tuesday, going at 2, and not coming back.  It's a good feeling, isn't it?  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on December 11, 2013, 10:04:43 pm

Then you can get some pink ballast to go with it ::)

I'm sure you know a man he can get it off as well Mick..... :-X :angel:

Congratulations Dave...... :thumbsup:
Best wishes to Lydia and the "Bump"....... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on December 19, 2013, 05:47:09 pm
We had 'Secret Santa' at work today and I received some great gifts....

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/NGF/230E5C50-8D91-47E1-8463-E61A51E7FB40.jpg) (http://s67.photobucket.com/user/tank_fv101/media/NGF/230E5C50-8D91-47E1-8463-E61A51E7FB40.jpg.html)

A Network Rail Hi-Viz vest, NR gloves, NR/BR tool bag, and some Thomas bath toys....for my boys.   ;) ;D  It turns out that three of the women I work with have husbands who work for NR!!!!  I've already placed my order for some off cuts of rails for door stops. :laugh3:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on December 19, 2013, 05:53:12 pm
Well done getting those "inside job" secret Santa presents and it was good of them to think of your two boys as well.  However if you end up with those desirable door stops I will be very jealous  :envy:  :D

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jack on December 19, 2013, 05:59:06 pm
We had 'Secret Santa' at work today and I received some great gifts....

([url]http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/NGF/230E5C50-8D91-47E1-8463-E61A51E7FB40.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s67.photobucket.com/user/tank_fv101/media/NGF/230E5C50-8D91-47E1-8463-E61A51E7FB40.jpg.html[/url])

A Network Rail Hi-Viz vest, NR gloves, NR/BR tool bag, and some Thomas bath toys....for my boys.   ;) ;D  It turns out that three of the women I work with have husbands who work for NR!!!!  I've already placed my order for some off cuts of rails for door stops. :laugh3:


Nice One Tank!! :heart2: :envy: Although if I started wearing a NR Highviz while playing trains I think someone would be sending for some who wear White Coats!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on December 19, 2013, 06:01:31 pm
LOL  Yes, I know what you mean.  I have no idea what I'll actually be using any of it for......in the fancy dress box perhaps?!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: keerout on December 19, 2013, 06:21:43 pm
it might come in handy if you go to France...  ;)
Gerard
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on December 19, 2013, 10:22:42 pm
They've got you worked out alright, Chris.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on December 19, 2013, 10:31:31 pm
Finished work this afternoon until the New Year and promptly went off and got the last present purchased.

Then went out and bought all required supplies so we should not need to brace ourselves for the Supermarket bun-fight this weekend.

Sorted.

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on December 19, 2013, 10:49:28 pm
Good thinking, buddy. Mrs Bealman has our presents sown up, and the Bealman clan are having Christmas dinner out this year - as much as you can eat & drink for three and a half hours, a visit from Santa, make as much mess as you want - but then GET UP AND WALK AWAY!! Nothing to clean up!  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on December 19, 2013, 11:07:30 pm
Hope you've got the cab booked to take you home, George!

We're at home - locking the car up and not touching it for at least 2 days!  :pint: :foodanddrink:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on December 19, 2013, 11:20:02 pm
Oh yeah, don't you worry about that, mate. Thanks for reminding me, though, Dave - I'd better get one pre-booked as it might be hard on the day.

 :beers: George
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on December 20, 2013, 11:12:41 am
Happiness here in Oz? Shockingly hot day here in NSW, but have had me dinner, drinkin' a VB, air con goin' -

And reading the NGF! LUXURY!

Michael Palin George
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 20, 2013, 12:20:26 pm
Thanks for that, George...........I think :envy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Croxy on December 21, 2013, 03:53:09 am
Happiness here in Oz? Shockingly hot day here in NSW, but have had me dinner, drinkin' a VB, air con goin' -

And reading the NGF! LUXURY!

Michael Palin George

Lucky you........freezing rain here......on and off through Sunday so they say....oh well...... blah.....

 :veryangry:

oops...this is the happy thread.....   :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on December 21, 2013, 05:08:19 pm
Got my Xmas sorted!

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/IMGP2621_zps4aed4119.jpg) (http://s1207.photobucket.com/user/minzapint/media/IMGP2621_zps4aed4119.jpg.html)

1 downed and 35 to go, couple of mates coming to give me a hand  :beers:

I hope you all have a Happy and Peaceful Christmas

Cheers

David
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on December 21, 2013, 06:32:34 pm
 :envy: :envy: I have to make do with vino and Lager until February :envy: :
 Happy xmas whatever your tipple.
Jerry
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MikeDunn on December 21, 2013, 09:22:08 pm
Given you're in the land of the wine, I don't think many will think you're suffering  :laughabovepost:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Croxy on December 21, 2013, 10:19:05 pm
Still freezing rain here......people are skating on the streets in Kingston a bit east of here.....happy happy happy...

 :bounce: :rain: :cold:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on December 22, 2013, 03:18:21 pm
Just had a traditional English Sunday lunch down on the Paseo Maritimo here in Benalmadena, the blue Mediterranean gently lapping the shore.  Lots of tourists were walking around in shorts and short sleeved tops etc, some were even sunbathing but when you live here you get used to it, I was wearing a light fleece as I considered it a chilly 20 C.   Oh, it is a hard life   ;) :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on December 22, 2013, 04:08:02 pm
Gotta do something with your cold weather payment ?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on December 22, 2013, 04:10:19 pm
 :laughabovepost:   :laughabovepost:   :laughabovepost:

It does get chilly once the sun goes down,  14 C and I am freezing and light my log fire!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on December 22, 2013, 07:39:18 pm
Two fires alight here tonjght and Mrs "H's" winter fuel payment has not arrived.
So tonight had toad in the hole with the last of the UK sausages , will eat the last of the bacon for a brunch on Xmas eve and then its an English fast until I can restock in February.  At least We can indulge in the vino. A very merry Christmas to all out there in  :NGaugeForum:

Jerry & Mrs " H "
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Croxy on December 22, 2013, 07:45:13 pm
Just had a traditional English Sunday lunch down on the Paseo Maritimo here in Benalmadena, the blue Mediterranean gently lapping the shore.  Lots of tourists were walking around in shorts and short sleeved tops etc, some were even sunbathing but when you live here you get used to it, I was wearing a light fleece as I considered it a chilly 20 C.   Oh, it is a hard life   ;) :)


Ha Benalmadena.......that's where my parents are living.......not only do I get to hear about the "oh so chilly" weather from them.....now I get to hear it on the forum as well.......

  :)

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/ice/IMG_0895.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/ice/IMG_0895.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on December 23, 2013, 07:49:28 am
Wishing everyone a great Christmas and a happy and healthy 2014.

Thanks for your company through the year!  :beers:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: NTrain on December 23, 2013, 07:51:53 am
Christmas time has come again,
It seems to come each year,
With trees and decorations,
And people full of Christmas cheer.

With all that extra shopping,
And all that extra drink and food,
All those crisply baked mince pies,
And mulled wined to get you in the mood.

It will soon be time for turkey,
And lots of Christmas pudding,
A feel good film on the telly,
And Christmas songs to sing.

So my message for those who have read this,
Is, may you be filled up with cheer,
May I wish you merry Christmas,
And a prosperous and happy new year.

BobD 2013
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on December 23, 2013, 09:48:21 am
My Tomix track cleaner arrived from Japan this morning - and no extra charges!  :claphappy:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on December 23, 2013, 04:19:59 pm
Finally got to the dentist this morning after they had cancelled last Fridays appointment.
The tooth that I smashed when sneezing last Monday night didn't take much sorting. A scrape here and a bucket of tooth cement and all was fixed then on to the main event ......................The final fitting and test run of my 1st ever dentures.
Only lower plate was needed and Ive now 6 extra teeth to chomp with.  :claphappy: :claphappy:
All I need now is someone to run them in for me before Christmas day
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on December 23, 2013, 04:54:54 pm
Only lower plate was needed and Ive now 6 extra teeth to chomp with.  :claphappy: :claphappy:
All I need now is someone to run them in for me before Christmas day

Give Luis Suarez A ring!  :D 
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 23, 2013, 09:17:44 pm

All I need now is someone to run them in for me before Christmas day

Don't forget to lubricate them, Jon :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on December 27, 2013, 06:58:05 pm
Had a black blob appear in my eye Chrismas Eve, been worried about it so went to docs today who though I had a detached retina and sent me immediately to the hospital.  After much examination is appears I have a lesion in my pupil and some of the gel has leaked, there is nothing they can do, I just have to live with it.  On the plus side was very pleased with the prompt treatment here and can carry on modelling.  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on December 27, 2013, 07:32:39 pm
Not the best news, especially as they are not going to operate on it.
As long as you can still see and are in no pain then your brain will take care of any floaters.

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on December 27, 2013, 10:10:38 pm
Sad to hear of your sight problem, Caz 

I hope as John says, you can adjust quickly and you carry on enjoying your modelling.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on December 28, 2013, 12:03:16 am
I am really surprised they can't do anything about it, but it seems you are quite OK with it. You never know, it might just go away by itself - sometimes that happens with some medical issues.

George
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: ParkeNd on December 28, 2013, 12:16:54 am
Sorry to read your news. Hope all goes well. Sometimes I think being deaf would save me having to listen to SWMBO but sight is a different kettle of fish. Don't have any knowledge about your ailment but keep on trucking and don't take risks like doing doing risky work without eye protection.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on December 28, 2013, 10:24:18 am
Thanks guys, it is just very annoying having a black blob (it is static, not a floater) in my vision all the time, just hope as Scot says my brain will filter it out in time, at least I can still see ok.   :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on December 28, 2013, 11:36:53 am
I have a blue blob in front of my eyes this week.... oops! It's a Blue Pullman!  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on December 28, 2013, 12:51:46 pm
I have a blue blob in front of my eyes this week.... oops! It's a Blue Pullman!  :claphappy:

Aw shuddup! :envy: :envy: :envy:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on December 28, 2013, 01:47:45 pm
Reminds me of the hoary old joke where a copper says to a passer by "I am looking for a small boy with one eye" to which the passer by replied "If he's that small you'd better use both eyes".

Sorry to hear of your problem, Caz, and as John says - hope your brain just filters it out :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on December 28, 2013, 01:52:12 pm
Sorry to hear of your problem Caz, however it just shows US ALL the kind of positive nature that you have, by posting it on the happy thread.

Best wishes for the new Year,  Jerry


PS   NOBBY, THAT WAS A TERRIBLE JOKE!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on December 28, 2013, 01:53:44 pm
I have a blue blob in front of my eyes this week.... oops! It's a Blue Pullman!  :claphappy:

Aw shuddup! :envy: :envy: :envy:

Dave G

We've had a year of hearing him moan about not having one and now we are going to get another year of him celebrating finally getting one - we just can't win can we.   :P   ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Croxy on December 28, 2013, 08:12:09 pm
Can't remember where I got this now but it makes me laugh.......

 :D

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0907.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0907.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: port perran on December 28, 2013, 08:21:36 pm
Must have been a boring place !
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on December 28, 2013, 08:26:23 pm
Who was allowed in at 2 minutes passed (after) seven, then?  :D

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Croxy on December 28, 2013, 09:01:34 pm
Must have been a boring place !

If that was in 1901, can you imagine what a deprived place it must have been in 1900?

 :laugh3:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on December 29, 2013, 03:51:50 am
Following on from some backyard birdie photos that were posted on this thread a couple of weeks ago, look what showed up in Bealman's garden this afternoon:
Does this mean I am on Twitter now?  :worried:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on December 29, 2013, 07:04:57 am
Nice shot, George.

A tad more colourful than 'our' woodpecker who was back drilling holes in the grass earlier this week.

Getting grubs I suppose as I didn't see him taking any worms.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on December 29, 2013, 08:06:10 am
Oh that's right.. that was your post, Dave.I'm surprised it's finding anything over there at the moment! Believe it or not, I've come down with a cold in the Aussie summer! Still, this is the happy thread!  :thumbsup:

George
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on December 29, 2013, 08:10:34 am
And my post should read "Mrs Bealman's garden" Oops. :uneasy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on December 29, 2013, 12:23:08 pm
Its not moving!  Any chance that it was nailed there?.  Question mark as it doesn't appear to be a Norwegian Blue......
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on December 29, 2013, 12:30:17 pm
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:

Ha ha. No, that one's on my layout!  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on December 29, 2013, 01:32:30 pm
:laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:

Ha ha. No, that one's on my layout!  ;D

Oh Gawd! He's still at it!  :P

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on December 30, 2013, 09:51:53 pm
Ello all....

Been a busy festive period for the Skyline household, but I thought I would show you one of the presents (in this case a joint one) received on the big day....

(http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r488/Skyline2uk/DSCF7268_zpsbdfbe1a0.jpg) (http://s1168.photobucket.com/user/Skyline2uk/media/DSCF7268_zpsbdfbe1a0.jpg.html)

Was not a surprise as we had to que up for 3 hours to get our "paws" on this chap, we were still glad to un-wrap him  :D

Skyline2uk

P.S. Got back today from a trip up North, including York and my first ever trip to the NRM, photos to follow elsewhere.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on December 31, 2013, 12:16:25 am
Gawd! When the pic came up on my screen it scared the pants off me!  :o

Looking forward to your pics from NRM. I was there in August and was moocho impressed.

All the best for the New Year!

George
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on December 31, 2013, 03:25:05 pm
Quote
Gawd! When the pic came up on my screen it scared the pants off me!  :o

lol, well he is called "Grrrromit"

I really enjoyed NRM, even more than I was expecting to.

Happy New Year to you too George, a bit weird speaking to a man in the future  :goggleeyes:

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: RST on January 07, 2014, 10:20:10 pm
I got driving this week after a 2 month + lay-up busted ankle!

My Nissan Elgrand sat with flat battery -started perfect after a charge.  It's not been behaving before -bought a new set of glow plugs but works first time since I got them ::)

Got my Merc working yesterday -had to read the manual to remember the quirks with windows re-set etc but there's just nothing better than the sound of a 5LV8 starting 8) Thank god the tyres haven't got flat spots as they were brand bew before my lay-up :claphappy:

.....means I'm semi-mobile now.  Getting back to normal, ready for start of work end of January (ish).
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 08, 2014, 03:17:06 pm
Pleased to hear you're mobile again :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: ParkeNd on January 08, 2014, 04:06:42 pm
The Grommit Tigger is brilliant. There is a Wallace and Grommit shop at Cribbs Causeway and the figurines are such good quality and so popular they have to ration them.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 08, 2014, 08:49:46 pm
Happiness is......................reading the forum whilst chomping on a Mini Magnum Baileys flavour :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on January 08, 2014, 08:50:32 pm
Quote
The Grommit Tigger is brilliant. There is a Wallace and Grommit shop at Cribbs Causeway and the figurines are such good quality and so popular they have to ration them.

I know mate, myself and my good lady were in a que for 3 hours at that shop to get our "ration"  :D

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jack on January 08, 2014, 08:52:04 pm
Happiness is......................reading the forum whilst chomping on a Mini Magnum Baileys flavour :)

Is that one up from a packet of wine gums and a glass of lemonage?  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on January 08, 2014, 08:52:53 pm
Happiness is......................reading the forum whilst chomping on a Mini Magnum Baileys flavour :)

You're supposed to drink the Baileys not dunk your Magnum in it  :D

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 08, 2014, 09:00:37 pm
Happiness is......................reading the forum whilst chomping on a Mini Magnum Baileys flavour :)

You're supposed to drink the Baileys not dunk your Magnum in it  :D

dave  :thumbsup:

A tip for Bealman - do both. That way you don't need ice in the Baileys :heart2:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on January 09, 2014, 03:49:44 am
I was just going to suggest that. You're a mind reader, NPN  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: kiwi1941 on January 09, 2014, 07:11:20 am
There is a Wallace and Grommit shop at Cribbs Causeway
Where's Cribbs Causeway? Do they do mail order? Brian
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on January 09, 2014, 05:46:11 pm
Quote
Whether or not the figurines can be mail ordered I don't know

You can buy them via Mail Order, but such is demand at the moment, depending on the exact one you want, it could be 3 months before you get it!

They can only manufacture a certain amount and are really struggling to keep up, but are continuing well into 2014.

If you want a better chance at getting the one you want quicker, sign up to the e-mail newsletters which tell you when new stock is coming into the Cribbs shop (and / or online).  As mentioned earlier though, if you go in person to the shop you could be in for a long que, WITHOUT a guarantee of getting one.

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: RST on January 10, 2014, 02:12:58 am
My happiness was short lived.  Done well last 2 weeks, then day of physio ankle blew up like a balloon and not gone down since.  Been trying too hard to do too much apparently.  Very difficult to gauge what's too much when you have to spend so much time with leg up, or easier option just back in bed again.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on January 10, 2014, 08:44:02 am
Sorry to hear that RST!

Try and take it easy.

Rushing at things isn't always the best method. A bit like N gauge modelling really!

Hope you're up and about very soon.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: REGP on January 10, 2014, 09:01:30 am
Yep it's a difficult balance getting back to fitness, you just have to listen to your Physio and persevere.

Ray
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: johnlambert on January 11, 2014, 09:52:01 pm
Been feeling a bit under the weather today but I've made some progress with the scenic parts of my layout.  Decided to reward myself with a bit of playing trains.  Impressed with how well my Dapol 28xx works as a shunting loco, crawling through settrack points.  Combined with magnetic couplings there is something quite therapeutic about arranging rakes of wagons.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on January 12, 2014, 02:55:11 pm
 :claphappy: Nice phone call from Hattons just now about a small order I sent this morning apologising that they could not send it Royal Mail but would need to courier it at an extra £2. No argument from me. Great service and a  :claphappy: bouncing customer here
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on January 13, 2014, 09:49:09 am
:claphappy: Nice phone call from Hattons just now about a small order I sent this morning apologising that they could not send it Royal Mail but would need to courier it at an extra £2. No argument from me. Great service and a  :claphappy: bouncing customer here
Well the original order was placed at 10.15 Sunday morning. The phone call from Hattons came at 14.45 and the package arrived at 08.55 today (Monday)
Superb service  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 13, 2014, 12:25:54 pm
Certainly can't fault that service, Jon :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on January 15, 2014, 12:13:46 pm
Just found out from Lydia

I'm going to be having a Grandson  :claphappy:  :claphappy:

Now what is his first "N" loco going to be  :hmmm:  :smiley-laughing:

dave  :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on January 15, 2014, 12:32:21 pm
Just found out from Lydia

I'm going to be having a Grandson  :claphappy:  :claphappy:

Now what is his first "N" loco going to be  :hmmm:  :smiley-laughing:

dave  :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :thumbsup:

As if you needed an excuse to visit a toy and train shop!

Congrats all round.  ;)

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on January 15, 2014, 12:37:40 pm
Thanks Dave  :thumbsup:

Just found out from Lydia

I'm going to be having a Grandson  :claphappy:  :claphappy:

Now what is his first "N" loco going to be  :hmmm:  :smiley-laughing:

dave  :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :thumbsup:

As if you needed an excuse to visit a toy and train shop!

Congrats all round.  ;)

Dave G

Have you been talking to Mick  :hmmm:

dave  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on January 15, 2014, 01:50:43 pm
That is great news Dave, I hope everything goes well for you all  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on January 15, 2014, 02:18:22 pm
Cheers John  :thumbsup:

Next we have to start thinking about names  :hmmm:

I came up with William Arthur ............. sounds good to me  ;)  :)

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Geoff on January 15, 2014, 02:40:17 pm
Congrats Dave, I see they do Thomas the Tank in N Gauge going to be ordering mine up when they are back in stock.  Happy Days
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 15, 2014, 08:33:19 pm
Huge congratulations, Dave :claphappy:
Hope Lydia is doing better now.

As for the first steamer - what would Uncle Hattons recommend or, maybe more to the point, what will come through from Farish :hmmm:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dock Shunter on January 16, 2014, 11:06:06 am
Cheers John  :thumbsup:

Next we have to start thinking about names  :hmmm:

I came up with William Arthur ............. sounds good to me  ;)  :)

dave  :thumbsup:

If it's good enough for Stanier eh Dave...... ;) :D
Congrats to you ,your family and to Lydia mate..... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on January 16, 2014, 08:16:08 pm
Hi all  :wave:

Good news for once  :thumbsup:

Just got back from visiting the hospital and we have been informed that they are going to send Lydia home tomorrow  :claphappy:  :claphappy:

With frequent clinic visits and a rake of medication  :doh:

Dads taxi service will be at breaking point  :D

 :beers:

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 16, 2014, 09:05:09 pm
Good news indeed, Dave :thumbsup:
I bet it was the request for a car park season ticket that prompted them to do that ::)
After all, they said Lydia would remain in the hospital until your grandson arrived, and then you asked for a parking subsidy :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on January 16, 2014, 09:14:27 pm
Good news indeed, Dave :thumbsup:
I bet it was the request for a car park season ticket that prompted them to do that ::)
After all, they said Lydia would remain in the hospital until your grandson arrived, and then you asked for a parking subsidy :D

Do you have Scottish blood in you Dave  :-X  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on January 16, 2014, 09:37:39 pm
I don't think I have any Scottish blood in me  :no:
but there may be some Scotch in it  :pint:

I think it's the gas emissions coming from her rear end  :sick2:

They are scared of being reported to the UN for having chemical weapons capability  :smiley-laughing:

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 16, 2014, 09:41:32 pm


I think it's the gas emissions coming from her rear end  :sick2:

They are scared of being reported to the UN for having chemical weapons capability  :smiley-laughing:

dave  :thumbsup:

 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost: :help:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: James C on January 17, 2014, 10:33:25 am
Our car valeter at work found a bag of fine grade cinder style ballast in the back of a car we bought yesterday, so that was a nice turn up for me :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Only Me on January 17, 2014, 10:42:16 am
Our car valeter at work found a bag of fine grade cinder style ballast in the back of a car we bought yesterday, so that was a nice turn up for me :)

Of the Columbian Marching Powder version ? :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 17, 2014, 10:46:24 am
Our car valeter at work found a bag of fine grade cinder style ballast in the back of a car we bought yesterday, so that was a nice turn up for me :)

Of the Columbian Marching Powder version ? :)

 :laughabovepost:
That's another keyboard clean I have to do :doh:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: James C on January 17, 2014, 11:25:27 am
Our car valeter at work found a bag of fine grade cinder style ballast in the back of a car we bought yesterday, so that was a nice turn up for me :)

Of the Columbian Marching Powder version ? :)

We're never that lucky. We've found a camo paint stick, some ballast and a fibre optic transceiver, but that's the most exciting we've had :(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on January 17, 2014, 02:27:35 pm
Our car valeter at work found a bag of fine grade cinder style ballast in the back of a car we bought yesterday, so that was a nice turn up for me :)

Of the Columbian Marching Powder version ? :)

We're never that lucky. We've found a camo paint stick, some ballast and a fibre optic transceiver, but that's the most exciting we've had :(

I know what a paint stick is and also ballast but what the  :-X on earth is 'a fibre optic transceiver'?  ???

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: James C on January 17, 2014, 02:40:41 pm
(http://www.plugandplayoptics.com/userimages/SFP.jpg)

One of those doohickies
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on January 17, 2014, 02:47:52 pm
([url]http://www.plugandplayoptics.com/userimages/SFP.jpg[/url])

One of those doohickies


Cor! Looks really techy.

What does it do and why - and please don't say it trancieves fibre optics?!  :)

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: James C on January 17, 2014, 02:51:58 pm
Well it trans... oh...

It converts digital signals to light signals for transmission over a fibre optic cable... and vice versa :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Only Me on January 17, 2014, 03:02:10 pm
Its called an SFP i will take your 1 and raise you 16 lol

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/267DA908-A4E7-4120-B772-0714C189E952.jpg)

Just laying about in the desk drawer! :)

They convert quite correctly data to Laser Light at 370mw, the light is a red colour (although you shouldn't look into them as it's quite dangerous..) One side is the Transmit and the other the receiver.. Thats what I do for a living for my sins  :-X
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: James C on January 17, 2014, 03:11:57 pm
Would you like another one? I think I still have it in my desk drawer as we could never find a use for it here lol :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on January 17, 2014, 04:14:32 pm
Well it trans... oh...

It converts digital signals to light signals for transmission over a fibre optic cable... and vice versa :)

Thanks! Now I know what it does.

So, is it used with them-there clever DCC controllers to do something like ....?  :dunce:

Sorry for all the questions but if you don't ask, you Google!

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Only Me on January 17, 2014, 04:30:39 pm
Well it trans... oh...

It converts digital signals to light signals for transmission over a fibre optic cable... and vice versa :)

Er no
Well it trans... oh...

It converts digital signals to light signals for transmission over a fibre optic cable... and vice versa :)
Thanks! Now I know what it does.

So, is it used with them-there clever DCC controllers to do something like ....?  :dunce:

Sorry for all the questions but if you don't ask, you Google!

Dave G

Thanks! Now I know what it does.

So, is it used with them-there clever DCC controllers to do something like ....?  :dunce:

Sorry for all the questions but if you don't ask, you Google!

Dave G

Er nope sorry not anything to do with trains, to do with fibre optic computer networks, new they are about £600 each, used they are worthless.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on January 19, 2014, 06:49:44 pm
I just spend about 30 minutes pulling open every box and draw I use for N gauge stuff, looking for a set of LEDs that I bought a few months ago for use on my scratch building project...

...and I was sure they had gone to the great lost box in the sky....but then, there they were  :claphappy:

Actually they were in the bag of bits I originally used to store all the materials for the building.. :-[ Far to logical!

Thanks to Mrs Skyline for having her living room turned upside-down and an increasingly grumpy Skyline until he could put his hand on them!

Skyline2uk 

P.S. As a Brucie Bonus, they all work  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: GeeBee on January 21, 2014, 12:38:31 pm
Hi, After spending 10 hours in Royal Glos hospital outpatients yesterday we were told Pam does not need an operation to clear an artery, it seems that it is better if it is blocked rather than just almost closed. ( how does that work??) still good news after an exhausting day. My turn to see the specialists tomorrow Ho Humm
 :worried:  :(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 21, 2014, 01:08:09 pm
Great news about Pam, although I, too, don't tend to follow the logic :confused1:
Good luck for yourself tomorrow :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on January 21, 2014, 03:32:27 pm
Glad you have good news!

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on January 21, 2014, 03:49:31 pm
These days with anything medical I think
 'Any news that helps is good news'
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on January 22, 2014, 08:04:37 pm
Hi all  :wave:

I am feeling very happy today :hmmm:

Not only have I managed to get my hands on a fairburn

But earlier on in the day I took my daughter for an appointment with her Diabetes specialist
Neither of us knew that she would be having another scan on the baby

So I got to see my new Grandson for the first time  :claphappy:  :claphappy:

(http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee398/davieb68/bump_zps469bf21c.jpg) (http://s1225.photobucket.com/user/davieb68/media/bump_zps469bf21c.jpg.html)

Can you tell I'm a happy Grandad  :thumbsup:

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on January 22, 2014, 08:51:39 pm

But earlier on in the day I took my daughter for an appointment with her Diabetes specialist
Neither of us knew that she would be having another scan on the baby


Fancy the Diabetes specialist not knowing Lydia would be having a scan ::) :D
Seriously, very best wishes to Lydia who I know is having a rough time of things. I'm sure you are looking after her extremely well :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on January 22, 2014, 08:59:02 pm

Fancy the Diabetes specialist not knowing Lydia would be having a scan ::) :D


It was a spur of the moment thing while she was there

It was an anomaly scan to check some measurements and make sure everything is going OK  :thumbsup:
Only thing is I have to take her back next week to finish the scan  :hmmm:
Because half way through the scan the Baby curled up into a ball and gave the nurse the 2 finger salute  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:
It looked hilarious on the scan but the nurse refused to print that picture off for us

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on January 22, 2014, 09:35:39 pm
It was an anomaly scan to check some measurements and make sure everything is going OK  :thumbsup:
I have heard of spacial anomalies before, they distort reality.  I suppose the scan that Lydia had was to check the distortion in her belly   :D

Only thing is I have to take her back next week to finish the scan  :hmmm:
It's the same when I go to see my GP, you never get long enough   :help:

Because half way through the scan the Baby curled up into a ball and gave the nurse the 2 finger salute  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:
It looked hilarious on the scan but the nurse refused to print that picture off for us
Typical NHS no sense of humour, that would have been worthwhile keeping for posterity  ::)

dave  :thumbsup:

It's good to hear you are happy and Lydia is on the mend  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on January 22, 2014, 09:45:17 pm
Hi John  :wave:

The scan was to check for any problems in the baby she measured the head, spine, heart, stomach and bones
they measure them on the screen using a point and click method then the machine does the rest  :o

It was amazing to watch I have never seen anything like it before

only thing was because the baby curled into a ball the nurse couldn't get all the measurements of the heart and stomach  :doh:
and despite both the nurse and Lydia giving him a poke he would not move  :no:

And the following salute wouldn't have made a great pic as all you could see was his arm and the fingers  :D

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on January 23, 2014, 07:20:05 pm
Hi all  :wave:

I am feeling very happy today :hmmm:

Not only have I managed to get my hands on a fairburn

But earlier on in the day I took my daughter for an appointment with her Diabetes specialist
Neither of us knew that she would be having another scan on the baby

So I got to see my new Grandson for the first time  :claphappy:  :claphappy:

([url]http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee398/davieb68/bump_zps469bf21c.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1225.photobucket.com/user/davieb68/media/bump_zps469bf21c.jpg.html[/url])

Can you tell I'm a happy Grandad  :thumbsup:

dave  :thumbsup:

Congratulations :claphappy: :claphappy:I remember the thrill I had the 1st time my wife had a scan with me alongside watching. Back in them days though we couldn`t get a printout
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on January 25, 2014, 04:43:52 am
While you guys in the Northern Hemisphere are copping the Polar Vortex etc and the general conditions which are one of the reasons I upped and left (not the only one, mind), the wildlife continues to thrive in the Bealman backyard:
Mind you, I don't fancy their chances with the camouflage... probably ok against some wallpapers!
Then the other morning this fat fella crawled out from under the backdoor of the garage - which is where the Beal & Castle Eden resides! I assume he (or she) is living underneath the layout.... if it ever decided to take a look around on top I think it would be a sequel to a Godzilla movie  :o

Don't be fooled by it's little legs in comparison to it's fat body, though - I took a sip of me tea, and it had disappeared! Can obviously put on a turn of speed when it wants.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Croxy on January 25, 2014, 04:51:57 am
 :laughabovepost:

Nice..........spring will come.....hopefully sooner rather than later.....  :cold:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: d-a-n on January 25, 2014, 05:58:31 pm
Finally found, a Canon 85mm 1.8 breechlock lens! I've wanted one of these for a long time but they don't come up nearly as often as the later non-breechlock ones. I didn't even spot it in the cabinet at the shop either, the guy magic'd it out of nowhere after I enquired!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Irish Padre on January 31, 2014, 10:49:13 pm
After literally months of procrastination, I finally braved the melted sleepers and wired in the three isolating sections on my new little layout. Even better, I wired up the Morley controller and it worked! Inspection saloon was the first visitor, hauled by Farish 4MT. A few switches flicked and Union Mills 3F came in to retrieve the saloon. Of course, much more testing will have to be done before the ballasting starts!!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on February 01, 2014, 10:29:51 am
Well done IP!

Most satisfactory!

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on February 01, 2014, 11:34:20 am
Wot Dave said :thumbsup:
I'm still procrastinating..............I think :-[
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on February 14, 2014, 11:14:59 am
 :bounce: :bounce:  :ngauge: Journal 1/14 has just landed in my letter box  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on February 21, 2014, 01:19:38 pm
 :sorrysign:Just been for a trip on the Ofoten Railway from Narvik to Kiruna. When it was first built in 1902, it was the northernmost railway in the world. Some spectacular views of snow covered mountains and frozen lakes
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on February 21, 2014, 10:51:36 pm
Just been for a trip on the Ofoten Railway from Narvik to Kiruna. When it was first built in 1902, it was the northernmost railway in the world. Some spectacular vies of snow covered mountains and frozen lakes


It or the Bodo line are on my todo list - the freight locos on the Narvik line are really impressive beasts as well which makes it tempting too.

Bodo at least you can enjoy in realtime video. Not sure its the longest video on youtube but its quite long.. and there are four seasons of it!

Cab Ride Norway : Trondheim - Bod√ɬł (Summer) Nordland Line (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY1sbKvjNcY#ws)

Narvik freight...

IORE 115/117 (LKAB, Sweden) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGSulGeokUg#ws)


Only question I have is what does one do in Narvik having gotten there ?

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on February 22, 2014, 12:41:52 am
Sorta like going on a 14 day self-drive tour around Tasmania then wondering what to do with the other 12 days.  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: ozzie Bill. on February 22, 2014, 01:28:33 am
Oh, Bealman, be fair. Tassie ain't that big. Bill.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on February 22, 2014, 02:33:53 am
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on February 22, 2014, 09:13:17 am
Well Alan, in Narvik, we took a bus to a little village which was shut. Managed to spend the 3 hours until the bus home wandering around in the snow. Went for a Viking feast and saw the Northern Lights, then of to Kiruna. Slightly more to do there, but still involved tramping around in 6" of snow. Note to Bealman, Snow is white stuff that falls from the sky. The freight trains have 60 hoppers with 100 tonnes each. They use 2 locos, apparently the most powerful electric traction in the world, as the line has some impressive inclines.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on February 22, 2014, 04:09:32 pm
Glad you enjoyed it, Malc, even if you did require a second mortgage for a beer :o
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on February 22, 2014, 09:48:26 pm
Sorry to hear that the village was shut, Malc. It happened to me on one of my trips to Tasmania - when we got there IT was shut.  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on February 22, 2014, 10:40:55 pm
Sounds like Melksham down here. The only time it's not shut is when Trainwest (http://www.trainwest.org.uk/) is on  :o
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: tim-pelican on February 22, 2014, 11:40:34 pm
Sounds like Melksham down here. The only time it's not shut is when Trainwest ([url]http://www.trainwest.org.uk/[/url]) is on  :o


My first real IT job, we had a data centre in Melksham.  20 years ago now.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on February 23, 2014, 12:23:57 am
Blimey, they only had electric installed about 25 years ago!  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on February 23, 2014, 11:41:06 am

It or the Bodo line are on my todo list - the freight locos on the Narvik line are really impressive beasts as well which makes it tempting too.

Bodo at least you can enjoy in realtime video. Not sure its the longest video on youtube but its quite long.. and there are four seasons of it!

We started in Oslo and took the train to Trondheim, then on to Bod√ł by train, boat to Svolvaer in the Lofoten Islands, to Narvik by coach, then Kiruna by train. Flew back from Kiruna at silly o'clock on Saturday. Excellent trip and we did see the Northern Lights. The snowy scenery and frozen lakes and rivers was spectacular. All I need now is a week to recover.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on March 03, 2014, 01:42:07 pm
(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VfaHuhb-Yus/UxSFQI8XuSI/AAAAAAAAH-M/zgaMZ48NUSw/w704-h528-no/IMG_20140303_130920.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on March 03, 2014, 01:56:24 pm
([url]http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VfaHuhb-Yus/UxSFQI8XuSI/AAAAAAAAH-M/zgaMZ48NUSw/w704-h528-no/IMG_20140303_130920.jpg[/url])


All day Zebra? ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 03, 2014, 03:40:45 pm
One has to assume the 2 pints of Heineken have already been imbibed :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Calnefoxile on March 03, 2014, 05:11:50 pm
([url]http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VfaHuhb-Yus/UxSFQI8XuSI/AAAAAAAAH-M/zgaMZ48NUSw/w704-h528-no/IMG_20140303_130920.jpg[/url])


No need for words there, eh Alan!!!

 ;) ;) ;)

Regards

Neal.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Agrippa on March 03, 2014, 05:34:55 pm
Luverly grub ! :food:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scottmitchell74 on March 03, 2014, 06:39:11 pm
As I'm dieting-down/training for an upcoming fitness test, that plate of fat and carbs looks amazing!
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: ParkeNd on March 04, 2014, 12:51:55 am
The food pictures are mere memories from my pre-heart attack days (they hurt a lot and the things they do to you afterwards are very scary). Cholesterol 2.4 nowadays and have eaten boringly for 7 years now. But you will be OK.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on March 04, 2014, 06:01:38 am
:hmmm:

Missing a fried egg or two I think :D


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on March 04, 2014, 06:16:41 am
Oh aye. Brings back memories of me trip last August. Best thing about B&B.

But Paul's right - where's the eggiewegs, my droogies?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on March 04, 2014, 12:55:50 pm
Not an egg person.

Alan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on March 04, 2014, 09:49:49 pm
Talking of food  . . . IT'S PANCAKE DAY!!


YUM  :food:


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: REGP on March 04, 2014, 09:57:16 pm
Talking of food  . . .
YUM  :food:


Paul

Just finished mine couldn't stop to take photo or the wife would have had them.

Ray
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on March 04, 2014, 09:59:49 pm
Clare wouldn't dare, end up with her hand speared to the table with a fork otherwise ;D

That would be especially cheeky too since I made them! :P


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on March 04, 2014, 10:20:26 pm
Brekkie Kiwi-style. It's already half gone - I was hungry that day (thirsty too, as you can see).

Geographically, that's Lake Taupo in the background, with the snow-capped volcanoes of the North Island in the distance.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on March 05, 2014, 01:55:37 am
 :greatpicturessign:
Clare wouldn't dare, end up with her hand speared to the table with a fork otherwise ;D

That would be especially cheeky too since I made them! :P


Paul
Oh, of course... Shrove Tuesday! Took me a while to figure it out. Pancake Tuesday is no big deal over here,  for some reason.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on March 05, 2014, 08:45:13 am
Talking of food  . . . IT'S PANCAKE DAY!!


YUM  :food:


Paul

It was my new Spanish partner's first pancake day, wasn't too keen on the traditional lemon and sugar but preferred the local honey on them and said they went down a treat.   :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on March 05, 2014, 08:56:38 am
Yuk. Sugar.... you folk over there love it, don't ya?!

I wash me hands of any correspondence entered into.  ;D

 George
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on March 05, 2014, 09:09:44 am
It was my new Spanish partner's first pancake day, wasn't too keen on the traditional lemon and sugar but preferred the local honey on them and said they went down a treat.   :)

Not keen on lemon and sugar myself, prefer lemon and honey :) Also had sliced banana and Nutella in some too :D

Favourite though is to wrap a whole Mars bar up in a pancake and microwave for 30 seconds - goes all gooey and fudgey inside :thumbsup:

Yuk. Sugar.... you folk over there love it, don't ya?!

I certainly do, MAJOR sugar junkie I'm afraid  :-[


Paul
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: REGP on March 05, 2014, 09:13:23 am
Yep, Lemon and Honey are my favourite topping as well, save Sugar for Tea.

Ray
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: 4x2 on March 05, 2014, 09:21:08 am
In our house traditional pancakes have currents with lemon and sugar, but i'm really partial to maple syrup...! :food:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Agrippa on March 05, 2014, 10:03:47 am
You can't beat top grade maple syrup on pancakes, it's
probably dearer than Morgans Spiced. Now THAT would
go well over a  pancake. :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Rob H on March 05, 2014, 11:40:39 am
In our house traditional pancakes have currents with lemon and sugar, but i'm really partial to maple syrup...! :food:

Currents - that's a bit dangerous !
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Luke Piewalker on March 05, 2014, 11:54:37 am
Colleagues Father-in law has a box of n-gauge in the loft. left to him about a decade ago.
There's a Kato Eurostar in it...  :o
I'm going for a dig through later  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on March 05, 2014, 02:25:15 pm
Well I had a bit of ebay gladness..
Saturday I decided to attempt to relay the track leading up to the yet still unfinished bridge sections. No track gauge searched but its hiding with my watch that I put down somewhere in August.
Searched ebay, found a guy in France selling for £2.49 including postage. Arrived first post Tuesday  :claphappy: :claphappy:
Plus this morning got back from shopping to find a box from Uncle Hatton more goodies. Had to have a beer to cebrelate.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 05, 2014, 03:49:55 pm

Plus this morning got back from shopping to find a box from Uncle Hatton more goodies. Had to have a beer to cebrelate.

Just the one, Jerry?
What have you been buying from dear old Uncle Hatton, then?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: d-a-n on March 05, 2014, 09:50:13 pm
I didn't go to the pub this evening so I spent the beer money on a couple of BR Blue books. I figured that getting a modelling magazine is hit and miss for the prototype stuff I really want to read, and a book is only the cost of a few magazines...
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 06, 2014, 09:31:42 am
Hi d-a-n,

Have you seen this site?

http://www.railblue.com/ (http://www.railblue.com/)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on March 07, 2014, 03:02:55 pm
Just the one, Jerry?
What have you been buying from dear old Uncle Hatton, then?


Just 4 more unpainted siphons to finish off the "dodgy lima purchases"
I seem to have offered to do a conversion guide for these at the behest  of "Chris in Prague". Just got to bring the new delivery of wood inside the house and do other non railway tasks first... Why???? oh thats right Mrs "H".

I also bought 2 of the new Oxford releases the Royal Navy coach and the Ambulance oh and Mrs "H" selection from Oxford the coach and the panda car.

(http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd518/JerryHowlett/3b28922d-6ad3-4d4c-b0cd-8b1c30e3d8ad_zps5ae523f4.jpg) (http://s1223.photobucket.com/user/JerryHowlett/media/3b28922d-6ad3-4d4c-b0cd-8b1c30e3d8ad_zps5ae523f4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on March 10, 2014, 02:40:28 pm
 :claphappy: Had a phone row with messers Lotto about 4 weeks ago because for some unknown (even to them) my small Lotto account had been frozen. Since then though they have awarded me 3 £25 prizes at the rate of 1 a week. :claphappy: I hope they are going to keep that up all year  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Agrippa on March 10, 2014, 03:11:41 pm
You lucky beggar !   :envy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on March 10, 2014, 03:22:32 pm
You lucky beggar !   :envy:
At least Ive donated some of it to  :NGaugeForum: I`ll probably donate the rest to one of my suppliers for railway stuff
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on March 10, 2014, 03:53:31 pm
Well done Jon and long may that last  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 10, 2014, 04:29:13 pm
Got my car tax renewal form in the post on Saturday - boo :thumbsdown:
Lovely warm feeling to renew on line at no cost due to low emission - yay :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on March 13, 2014, 08:52:54 pm
I recently wrote on the Angry thread (due to my annoyance at my GP, and method of imparting what could have been bad news), but I am now highly delighted that my latest blood test was satisfactory for platelets, unlike last week when I was very low. Will have another blood test in May, when I go to Oncology, but otherwise a much happier bunny than last week!  :bounce:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 19, 2014, 10:58:33 am
Last winter (2013) my dwarf rhododendron suffered badly in the poor weather and I thought the poor thing was on it's way out.
However, the relatively mild Jan/Feb we've had this year has seen a revival :bounce:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/albums/NewportNobb_shy;y/Dir_1/medium_11063.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=11063)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/albums/NewportNobb_shy;y/Dir_1/medium_11064.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=11064)

Later this year I shall give it a trim and re-pot it in a larger container. It's been in this one for more years than I care to remember/admit :-[

Je suis chuffed it's still going :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on March 19, 2014, 11:08:30 am
I am not green fingered at all but your dwarf rhododendron looks good  :thumbsup:

Do you get any fragrance from the blooms?

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 19, 2014, 04:36:50 pm
I am not green fingered at all but your dwarf rhododendron looks good  :thumbsup:

Do you get any fragrance from the blooms?

cheers John.

Only a faint fragrance, John. I wouldn't call myself green fingered (unless I've been nasal gardening :sick2:) as I only have about 6 potted plants on my patio, and there is no grass in my garden at all.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on March 19, 2014, 08:05:58 pm
Sounds like a sensible plan, Mick. It takes me ages to cut our lawns.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on March 19, 2014, 08:38:50 pm
It takes me no time at all. I do usually have a cup of tea ready for when she comes back in though. It keeps her going while she cooks the bacon rolls  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on March 19, 2014, 09:17:46 pm
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:

Sounds like a sensible plan, Mick. It takes me ages to cut our lawns.

At some point I must have had a psychoticpsychic moment when I purchased the property as I was thinking of future health issues so bought a bungalow with no gardening necessary, Malc :hmmm:
At least I can clean my own windows/clear gutters etc :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on March 19, 2014, 11:42:39 pm
Like the flowers, Mick. Mrs B. will be most impressed.

No grass, either, eh. That's a bonus. We don't have a lot inside our fence but there's a lot outside which is council owned and a public thoroughfare, which I (or I should say the bloke I pay) has to tend to. If we relied on council it would be higher than the fence!

As for the grass inside the fence, I just pour a bottle of beer over it and it comes up half cut....  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bob Wild on March 21, 2014, 11:42:42 pm
Unexpected visit from two small boys today. "May I see your train?"said one. After a two minute demo on how to use the Dynamis, it was easy after the X-Box. One was the engine driver and the other the signal man in charge of the points. They were enthralled and amazed and carried on for over an hour. That's what makes it all worth while>
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on March 22, 2014, 02:14:47 am
Thats really cool, Bob. Well done!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on March 22, 2014, 02:18:54 am
As if to prove me wrong, as soon as I had posted that bit about the local council not cutting the grass outside of my place, they were there early friday morning cutting it!

First time since we moved in (33 years)!! Happiness!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on March 22, 2014, 08:13:51 am
Was watching a reality program yesterday and it featured Wollongong, looked very green and quite nice although only a very short piece.   :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: ColinH on March 22, 2014, 08:38:15 am
Is some one on the Council monitoring this website ........Be careful what you say about them in future  ::)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on March 22, 2014, 09:20:09 am
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:

My adopted home town in Aus on reality TV? Thankfully I don't watch reality programmes.

Glad it looked green, Caz, 'cos we have a big steelworks!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on March 27, 2014, 04:38:48 pm
 :claphappy: Unexpected parcel arrived just now and it`s turned out to be one I wasn't expecting until tomorrow at the earliest.
Well done Mr Rails of Sheffield.  :thankyousign:  I now have two new locos that I shall have to run in tonight  :)  :thumbsup: 
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Calnefoxile on March 29, 2014, 02:16:07 pm

Just watched the mighty Foxes beat Burnley 2-0  :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:

Only 9 points needed from the remaining 7 games to get promotion back to the Promised Land of the Premiership.  :D :D :D

Me and my son are 2 happy Leicester City fans today. Just need Blackpool to beat QPR this afternoon and my day will be complete  :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:

Regards

Neal.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on March 30, 2014, 12:29:57 am
I know I live in Aus, but it would be nice to change the little comment under my avatar..... still, let's see what happens on Monday - hammer time, as it says on the site.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on March 30, 2014, 07:58:48 pm
Hello all,

Its the end of the Skyline Birthday weekend (event itself was on Friday). As the visitors wend there way back down the M4 and the empty containers that previously contained a refreshing beverage are placed in the recycling box, its customary to post pictures of the Birthday Haul....

Firstly is this pair of kits which one of my pals offered to get for me today as a pressy. They are as near as dam it N gauge and will eventually grace the skies over Filton (though possibly not both at the same time, lest the residence think there is a war on  :o).....

(http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r488/Skyline2uk/P1000004_zps9c379726.jpg) (http://s1168.photobucket.com/user/Skyline2uk/media/P1000004_zps9c379726.jpg.html)

Beloved surprised me completely with a nice shiny new digital compact camera (which this shot was taken on), but taking a picture of that may prove problematic.... :doh:

There is another present. But that is for another day.....

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on March 30, 2014, 08:03:52 pm
Happy belated birthday Skyline  :toot:

Beloved surprised me completely with a nice shiny new digital compact camera (which this shot was taken on), but taking a picture of that may prove problematic.... :doh:


You could always take a picture in the mirror  :D  :D

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Skyline2uk on March 30, 2014, 08:04:47 pm
 :laughabovepost:

Why didn't I think of that.....

Dam you tasty beverage!

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on March 30, 2014, 08:10:38 pm
:laughabovepost:

Why didn't I think of that.....

Dam you tasty beverage!

Skyline2uk

 :laughabovepost:  :laughabovepost:  :laughabovepost:  :laughabovepost:  :laughabovepost:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: port perran on March 30, 2014, 08:38:11 pm
"6 Sleeps" to go before our mini break to Bruges by rail.
Really looking forward to it .
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: mr bachmann on March 30, 2014, 09:02:54 pm
 :D  thank you camelot , 5 up anf £,£££'s better off  :bounce:

alan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Chetcombe on March 30, 2014, 09:11:29 pm
Whilst on a lightening visit to the UK, I went down to Canterbury over the weekend to see my daughter. Got to Canterbury West station only to see West Country Class 34046 'Braunton' running round it's excursion train. What a fabulous and unexpected sight :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on March 30, 2014, 09:33:09 pm
:D  thank you camelot , 5 up anf £,£££'s better off  :bounce:

alan

Well done that man, drinks on you then?  :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldun on March 30, 2014, 09:51:32 pm
Whilst on a lightening visit to the UK, I went down to Canterbury over the weekend to see my daughter. Got to Canterbury West station only to see West Country Class 34046 'Braunton' running round it's excursion train. What a fabulous and unexpected sight :)


We do try to please visitors to our shores  :thumbsup:

Roger
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: talisman56 on March 30, 2014, 10:26:19 pm
 :drool:  :greatpicturessign:

Can't wait to get the new 2mm:1ft version, hopefully later this year... please!!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on March 30, 2014, 10:37:27 pm
:D  thank you camelot , 5 up anf £,£££'s better off  :bounce:

alan

Oh! I hope you had the bonus ball as well Alan  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on April 01, 2014, 08:24:58 am
Went to the ballet (Swan Lake) last night with daughter, had never been to a ballet before and it was actually really good.  Wasn't a huge fan of the solo bits as I have always found one person dancing on their own a bit ridiculous, irrespective of genre, but as a whole the group was really good, and of course Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky did write some pretty good tunes  ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 01, 2014, 09:22:55 am
Just hope it wasn't you shouting "Strewth - there's a bloke down there with no strides on!"
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Chetcombe on April 05, 2014, 01:23:24 am
Just hope it wasn't you shouting "Strewth - there's a bloke down there with no strides on!"


NN you have brought the memories flooding back with that one :laugh3:

So in celebration of my 500th NGF post on my 50th birthday no less, I give you... Paul Hogan from nineteen eighty something!!!

http://youtu.be/x60mBgCP2Ko (http://youtu.be/x60mBgCP2Ko)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on April 07, 2014, 02:47:09 pm
Raith Rovers FC - Scottish League Challenge Cup Winners 2014 - and we were there to witness a hard fought win  :bounce: not to mention enjoying some fine hospitality and private box courtesy of a friend who just happens to be on the board  ;)  Hope we don't have to wait another 20 years for more silverware  :worried:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on April 07, 2014, 07:31:15 pm
Saw this result yesterday and was happy to see that someone other than the 'Big 2' had won the Ramsdens Cup. Well done Raith  :claphappy:

Ps, I did have to check whether the sponsor was actually Harry Ramsden but it wasn't to be
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Agrippa on April 07, 2014, 07:35:06 pm
They were dancing in the streets of Raith last night ..................... :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 07, 2014, 07:44:26 pm
They were dancing in the streets of Raith last night ..................... :D

Or even the streets of Kirkcaldy  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on April 07, 2014, 09:40:23 pm
What? Both of them?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Lawrence on April 07, 2014, 09:54:28 pm
Nae dancin, too knackered, took an hour to get out of Edinburgh.  Great day though  :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on April 07, 2014, 10:31:37 pm
Yay, I just bought 5 Network SouthEast signs for my collection.   :heart2:  :bounce:  Being delivered to my work address so my wife doesn't see them. :-X ;D

Glad to hear that you had a good win with the footy Lawrence.   Palace are doing really well lately as well. :beers:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on April 08, 2014, 03:40:52 pm
Won't your beloved notice the signs when they are on the wall?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on April 08, 2014, 06:58:54 pm
No, I can't remember the last time she ventured into my train room.  3 years ago? ??? :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Zakalwe on April 08, 2014, 07:12:57 pm
should have entered this on Saturday but better late than never

Leicester City back in the premier league with 6 matches to go.

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: D1042 Western Princess on April 10, 2014, 06:32:29 am
:D  thank you camelot , 5 up anf £,£££'s better off  :bounce:

alan

Oh! I hope you had the bonus ball as well Alan  ;)

cheers John.


Ah, but you are not the only one to win on the lottery, Alan. The good news is that I had a four figure sum returned on the Euro lottery on Tuesday! :bounce: :claphappy: :beers:


The bad news is that it was only £14.30  (well, that's a 4 figure sum  ;) :'( :'()

Seriously though, congratulations Alan.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on April 14, 2014, 06:20:07 pm
Weedkiller time. Such fun watching the responses of the passers by if you are wearing high viz, safety glasses and protective gloves and spraying stuff  >:D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: D1042 Western Princess on April 14, 2014, 07:03:13 pm
Weedkiller time. Such fun watching the responses of the passers by if you are wearing high viz, safety glasses and protective gloves and spraying stuff  >:D

Is that on your N gauge layout, EP? Or do you mean in the garden? ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on April 14, 2014, 08:49:00 pm
Being neighbourly, last week I weedkillered the gravel strip between my house and the next one. Yesterday, my neighbour was on his hands and knees pulling the weeds up by hand. I tried to tell him I had put weedkiller on, and he agreed they were dying, which is why he was pulling them up. As he is Vietnamese, with a poor grasp of English, I think we had a misunderstanding!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: MinZaPint on April 15, 2014, 03:29:50 pm
Being neighbourly, last week I weedkillered the gravel strip between my house and the next one. Yesterday, my neighbour was on his hands and knees pulling the weeds up by hand. I tried to tell him I had put weedkiller on, and he agreed they were dying, which is why he was pulling them up. As he is Vietnamese, with a poor grasp of English, I think we had a misunderstanding!

Are you sure they weren't his Canabis plants!  ;D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on April 15, 2014, 05:02:14 pm
Being neighbourly, last week I weedkillered the gravel strip between my house and the next one. Yesterday, my neighbour was on his hands and knees pulling the weeds up by hand. I tried to tell him I had put weedkiller on, and he agreed they were dying, which is why he was pulling them up. As he is Vietnamese, with a poor grasp of English, I think we had a misunderstanding!

Are you sure they weren't his Canabis plants!  ;D

That's his dreams up in smoke, then!  :laughabovepost:

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on April 16, 2014, 01:31:06 pm
No, round this neck of the woods, it's the English that grow them. He and his wife get their "highs" at work, doing finger (and toe) nail extensions, breathing in the fumes all day.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on April 16, 2014, 05:08:24 pm
LOL Kipper!

We had great news today as we were told that our eldest got his place in the primary school that we wanted.  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on April 16, 2014, 06:34:38 pm
Great news Chris, always a worry which school to go to as it can make a big, big difference in the long term.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tank on April 16, 2014, 06:58:12 pm
Thanks Caz.  Yes, it's been a worry!  :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on April 16, 2014, 07:42:59 pm
Our local council are renowned for sending kids past two primary schools, before they reach the one they have been given. Kids (and cars) going backwards and forwards all morning and afternoon. When I was a lad, that would have been good reason for an inter-school punch up - but we was a rough lot!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Trainfish on April 17, 2014, 01:15:42 am
Kids (and cars) going backwards and forwards all morning and afternoon. When I was a lad, that would have been good reason for an inter-school punch up - but we was a rough lot!

Unfortunately as kids all seem to get taken to school in cars these days we won't see the punch-ups like we used to. Those were the days!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on April 17, 2014, 10:21:51 pm
en to school in cars these days we won't see the punch-ups like we used to. Those were the days!

They troll each other on facebook and twitter now instead
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Calnefoxile on April 19, 2014, 02:28:01 pm

Right, surely SkyBet can now start wrapping blue and white ribbons around the handles of the Championship title  :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:

UTF

Regards

Neal.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldun on April 19, 2014, 03:13:43 pm
My son went shopping this morning, came back with a new Sony 32" HD TV + internal HD freeview tuner.

Jokingly asked 'where's mine'  :)

They didn't have a 40" in stock - its being delivered on the 23rd  :jawdropping:

Nice lad  :thumbsup:

Roger

Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 19, 2014, 04:21:03 pm
My son went shopping this morning, came back with a new Sony 32" HD TV + internal HD freeview tuner.

Jokingly asked 'where's mine'  :)

They didn't have a 40" in stock - its being delivered on the 23rd  :jawdropping:

Nice lad  :thumbsup:

Roger


You have obviously brought him up the right way Roger  :thumbsup:

Do you know if you can connect it to the internet?
I am able to do that with my TV and watching You Tube videos on a big screen while in a comfy chair is bliss  :D

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Oldun on April 19, 2014, 04:31:44 pm
Do you know if you can connect it to the internet?

If you mean 'all the bells, knobs and whistles' then the answer is yes  :D

Should be fun linking  :-X it up on Wednesday  :)

Roger
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on April 19, 2014, 04:55:12 pm
I am sorry to disappoint you Roger but it does it all automatically, all you have to do is either plug it into your modem or connect it by Wi-Fi.  It will probably update itself then you are good to go  :D

After I did my tv, I went back to the shop where I bought it from and where one of my neighbours works and told him I had a complaint about the setup.  He asked what it was and I told him it was far too easy as the tv did it all by itself  :smiley-laughing:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 19, 2014, 05:09:12 pm
What a cracking surprise, Roger :thumbsup:
Makes a nice change rather than hearing the Bank of Mum & Dad got hammered :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on April 19, 2014, 07:22:26 pm
Was quite impressed with the the one I got cheap a couple of years ago (end of line). Did all sorts of stuff from Youtube to TED to Netflix (Netflix lasted about 3 months and then we got fed up of badly cut US versions of programs). Now it's got lots of stuff on Amazon free video with Amazon prime which the wife has.

Once I discovered it had things like trapdoor on there for free I was sorted 8)

Alan
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on April 19, 2014, 09:08:33 pm
Yup i'm Happy, I have my USA HO layout at an advanced stage of building and now its time to start building another British N gauge layout, at the moment I am collecting locos, rolling stock, buildings and track for the new layout, I hope to start the new layout in a few weeks, kinda nice to be opening boxes and looking at the new N gauge stuff though and that makes me happy  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: tim-pelican on April 19, 2014, 09:36:56 pm
Once I discovered it had things like trapdoor on there for free I was sorted 8)

"BERK!"

Good times :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 20, 2014, 03:28:01 am
Yup i'm Happy, I have my USA HO layout at an advanced stage of building and now its time to start building another British N gauge layout, at the moment I am collecting locos, rolling stock, buildings and track for the new layout, I hope to start the new layout in a few weeks, kinda nice to be opening boxes and looking at the new N gauge stuff though and that makes me happy  :D :D :D

Welcome back into the light, Dave :D
Look forward to seeing your plans for the industrial layout
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on April 20, 2014, 07:51:44 am
Glad to hear sensibility has prevailed after what was clearly a major malfunction, as NASA would say.

Welcome back to N gauge, Dave.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on April 21, 2014, 11:15:26 am
I give the Guy in the wheelchair who sits at the bottom of the escalator at our supermarket a euro when I see him. Yesterday he called me over and happily GAVE ME two x english 5p pieces!!!  Result. :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Kipper on April 21, 2014, 08:00:10 pm
In my local shopping centre, an elderly man in a wheelchair is always collecting for one charity or another, and is well known around here. He parks himself next to the pay machine for the car park (pay to get an exit ticket). The charge is 50p, and the machine gives change, and he knows most will put a £ coin in, and give him the 50p change. Smart cookie!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 21, 2014, 08:30:02 pm
I give the Guy in the wheelchair who sits at the bottom of the escalator at our supermarket a euro when I see him. Yesterday he called me over and happily GAVE ME two x english 5p pieces!!!  Result. :claphappy:

1 Euro = 10p :goggleeyes:
I'd take him to task on his exchange rate, Jerry ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Chetcombe on April 22, 2014, 02:23:03 am
Just got back from a day trip to Boston. Good to see the place bounce back on Marathon day after last year's tragedy. Shame it was a business trip and I could only get a fleeting glimpse of 'Boston Strong'
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Bealman on April 22, 2014, 03:12:24 am
Yes, the first anniversary (I don't like calling things like that 'anniversaries') has been in the media quite a bit here in Australia. Good to know it went off without incident this year.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 25, 2014, 04:14:48 pm
Whilst having a rummage last weekend for something that had been put in that well known 'safe place' I discovered the sponge inserts from one of the blue plastic stock storage boxes many of us have purchased off Fleabay.
Inside I found...............6 x Dapol Collett coaches I'd forgotten I'd got :claphappy:
Guess I'll be rummaging more often :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: EtchedPixels on April 25, 2014, 05:16:16 pm
Someone clearly has too many trains!
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: longbridge on April 25, 2014, 08:33:58 pm
Well done Mick, I hope your luck rubs off on me, I am still looking for a set of open end and ring spanners I put in a safe place back in 1986, I hid them because the kids were leaving them in the rain and they were going rusty, I got them a cheap set so they could work on their bikes but I think they must have knocked mine off  :veryangry:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on April 26, 2014, 02:56:12 am
Someone clearly has too many trains!

Guilty as charged, m'lud :-[
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on April 26, 2014, 08:53:27 am
Well, what a way to start my birthday, given breakfast in bed, well on the bedroom terrace sitting in the sun, full English with tea and freshly squeezed orange juice plus all my cards.   Lovely jubbly.   :thumbsup:   :thumbsup:   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: daveg on April 26, 2014, 09:05:04 am
Many Happy Returns Caz!

Hope you have a great day.

Dave G
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on April 26, 2014, 09:29:16 am
Have a very Happy Birthday, Caz, 21 again?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on April 26, 2014, 09:47:22 am
Caz, have a great day.  And save us all some cake... ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: NeMo on May 12, 2014, 05:59:27 pm
Made me happy today (something worked singularly failed to do) was winning a ticket to the Railex 2014 Model Railway Exhibition later this month! Courtesy of the UK Model Shops website.  :thankyousign:

Next week, hopefully I'll win the national lottery!

Cheers, NeMo
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on May 16, 2014, 10:07:48 am
Just back from 3 excellent days in mid Wales. Stayed at Aberystwyth and managed to fit in trips on the Vale of Rheidol Railway, Talyllyn, Ffestiniog and a visit to Corris. There is a nice museum at Corris, but unfortunately no trains were running. The other 3 provided excellent rides through stunning scenery. Well worth a visit.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Papyrus on May 16, 2014, 12:22:02 pm
Yesterday I received a cheque for £225 as compensation for a mis-sold card protection insurance!

That's the point motors sorted, with room to spare!! :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:

Chris
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on May 16, 2014, 01:59:54 pm
Nice one, I'd do the lottery this weekend if I were you.   ;)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on May 16, 2014, 04:00:43 pm
Hi all  :wave:

I'm not sure if this should be in the Happy, Angry or absolutely  :poop:  thread  :-\

But tomorrow my daughter is going to have her Baby induced at 35 weeks
Due to my daughters health issues  :uneasy:

I just hope everything goes to plan  :worried:
I will keep you all informed

dave   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on May 16, 2014, 04:31:39 pm
I hope everything goes well for you all and you end up with a happy mum and a healthy grandchild  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Agrippa on May 16, 2014, 06:35:52 pm
ditto that
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on May 16, 2014, 07:32:54 pm
Fingers crossed Dave
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on May 16, 2014, 09:25:06 pm
Very best wishes to you all, Dave :thumbsup:
I think you're in for a hectic weekend :hmmm:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: lil chris on May 16, 2014, 09:38:02 pm
Yes Hope everything goes well for you Dave.

I have two sons one still at home the other split with his girlfriend. I would love to be a grand parent not sure if its going to happen in my lifetime.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on May 18, 2014, 11:15:07 am
Hi everyone  :wave:

Well young Alfie arrived this morning at 2.30AM  :claphappy:
He weighed in at 4lb 8oz
It was touch and go for a while but he was born naturally  :toot: :laugh2:

(http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee398/davieb68/10363801_10203449658139782_620055304008977290_n_zpse565bd50.jpg) (http://s1225.photobucket.com/user/davieb68/media/10363801_10203449658139782_620055304008977290_n_zpse565bd50.jpg.html)

He's so cute, cant wait to go see them both later  :claphappy:

Dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on May 18, 2014, 11:48:07 am
Fine looking feller Dave, are you off out to get him a train set?  Seriously though, I'm glad all went well. Congratulations to his mother and father.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on May 18, 2014, 12:27:56 pm
Huge congratulations to Lydia, Dave, and well done on becoming a Grandad. :claphappy:
I was glad to be on the forum at 03.00 today to be one of the first to hear the news :bounce:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: REGP on May 18, 2014, 12:30:27 pm
Congrats Grand dad!

Fine looking lad, I take it it's a Paddington Bear he's holding.

Ray
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on May 18, 2014, 12:33:45 pm
Congrats Grand dad!

Fine looking lad, I take it it's a Paddington Bear he's holding.

Ray


Hi Ray  :wave:

He must be holding a" Euston Bear"...........after all he is LMS born and bred  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on May 18, 2014, 03:49:35 pm
 :) Congratulations and a long, healthy future  to all three generations :)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Geoff on May 18, 2014, 03:53:42 pm
Well what a little smasher he is Dave, congratulations all round to the family.

Happy days.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on May 18, 2014, 06:06:32 pm
Congratulations all round  :claphappy:

I hope Lydia is not too tired and feeling very happy with Alfie who has arrived n gauge size  :D :NGaugersRule:

Let's hope they can go home soon and get settled into the rest of their lives  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: lil chris on May 18, 2014, 07:26:54 pm
Congrats Dave, I am glad it all worked out for you and your family he looks a smasher. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on May 18, 2014, 09:52:46 pm
Hi all  :wave:

Thank You all for your words of support  :thumbsup:  :NGF:

Just a couple more pics taken today

(http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee398/davieb68/Alfiehat_zpsc3795bb9.jpg) (http://s1225.photobucket.com/user/davieb68/media/Alfiehat_zpsc3795bb9.jpg.html)

And one with Grandad

(http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee398/davieb68/AlfieandGrandad_zpsfcf29c40.jpg) (http://s1225.photobucket.com/user/davieb68/media/AlfieandGrandad_zpsfcf29c40.jpg.html)

Thanks again for the comments

Dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on May 18, 2014, 09:56:51 pm
Love Alfie's 'Little Man' hat ;D
Looks like you're going to be a natural, Dave ;) Better get some zzzzzz's in, you're gonna need them :hmmm:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on May 18, 2014, 10:06:54 pm
Looking at the Little Man hat picture has just reminded me I need to try and find some smaller mitts for him  :doh:
The ones he has on just keep falling off  :-\

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on May 18, 2014, 10:10:21 pm
He will grow into the mitts quick enough  ;)

The picture of Alfie with his hat is a really good one, pure innocence  :angel:

Thank you for posting them Dave  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Malc on May 18, 2014, 10:13:40 pm
Make the most of him Dave, they grow up so quickly . Before you know it, he'll be asking to borrow Grandad's car.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on May 21, 2014, 09:59:02 pm
Hi all  :wave:

We received some good news this evening :hmmm:

Mother and baby will be leaving hospital in the morning  :claphappy:  :claphappy:

I am so proud of the pair of them that they have done so well to get this far so quickly
Considering what my daughter went through during her pregnancy it is nothing short of a miracle  :admiration:

 :beers:

Dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Jerry Howlett on May 22, 2014, 07:24:24 am
Thats what the "Happy thread" is all about.  Congratulations from me  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: keerout on May 22, 2014, 11:29:14 am
Happy days!  :thumbsup:
Gerard  :wave:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tdm on May 22, 2014, 11:59:15 am
Hi all  :wave:
We received some good news this evening :hmmm:
Mother and baby will be leaving hospital in the morning  :claphappy:  :claphappy:
I am so proud of the pair of them that they have done so well to get this far so quickly
Considering what my daughter went through during her pregnancy it is nothing short of a miracle  :admiration:
 :beers:
Dave  :thumbsup:

Congratulations from me too, and out of interest what Hospital were they in?

When my son was born in Chorley Hospital in 1978, there was a problem as the afterbirth was stuck, and my wife (and baby) had to be rushed by Ambulance to Preston Hospital.
It was Xmas Day so there wasn't much traffic around and I couldn't keep up with the Ambulance in the car I was following in as it sped through red traffic lights, and I had to stop a policeman to ask the way to Sharoe Green Hospital as I had no idea where it then was.
The Hospital were great (performing the necessary emergency operation immediately) and mother & son were released (back to Chorley Hospital) the next day, and the day after (December 27th) were allowed home.

Wife and son even got their pictures in the paper (Lancashire Evening Post) because it was a Xmas Day birth, and were given a silver spoon by the Hospital as a momento - bet that wouldn't happen now!.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: scotsoft on May 22, 2014, 04:22:14 pm
That is great news Dave  :thumbsup:

I have no doubt Alfie will become one of the most photographed babies over the next few months  :D

I hope you all can settle down to a more relaxing life  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on May 22, 2014, 07:46:07 pm
Thank you all for the best wishes  :thankyousign:


Congratulations from me too, and out of interest what Hospital were they in?

When my son was born in Chorley Hospital in 1978, there was a problem as the afterbirth was stuck, and my wife (and baby) had to be rushed by Ambulance to Preston Hospital.
It was Xmas Day so there wasn't much traffic around and I couldn't keep up with the Ambulance in the car I was following in as it sped through red traffic lights, and I had to stop a policeman to ask the way to Sharoe Green Hospital as I had no idea where it then was.
The Hospital were great (performing the necessary emergency operation immediately) and mother & son were released (back to Chorley Hospital) the next day, and the day after (December 27th) were allowed home.

Wife and son even got their pictures in the paper (Lancashire Evening Post) because it was a Xmas Day birth, and were given a silver spoon by the Hospital as a momento - bet that wouldn't happen now!.

Sounds like a rather stressful time for you, But I'm pleased that everything worked out well in the end  :thumbsup:

My daughter was in Wigan Infirmary
I know I have made some posts in the angry thread about the hospital  :hmmm:

But I can't fault the way the Maternity/Neo-natal department have treated us over the last week and a half  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

anyway I'm off to look at the latest pics my daughter has sent me  :D

 :beers:

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Tdm on May 22, 2014, 08:04:08 pm
Thank you all for the best wishes  :thankyousign:

My daughter was in Wigan Infirmary
I know I have made some posts in the angry thread about the hospital  :hmmm:
But I can't fault the way the Maternity/Neo-natal department have treated us over the last week and a half  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
anyway I'm off to look at the latest pics my daughter has sent me  :D
 :beers:
dave  :thumbsup:

Can you be accused of going off-topic in the Happy Thread? - but your mention of Wigan brought back memories of my early youth.

Wigan FC were then playing teams like Chorley in the Lancashire Combination,
and Billy Boston of Rugby League fame was better known than any Wigan footballer.
Used to dance the night away in Wigan Casino (which no longer exists), and I passed my Driving Test in Wigan in a new Triumph Herald.
Had an Aunty who lived in Standish, and I don't know if they still exist, but one of my young mates was a Tony Cassinelli who started the "Cassinellis" Restaurant Chain. Tony, myself, and 2 other local lads hired a brand new Ford Corsair from "Williams of Wigan" and drove it to the Costa Brava and back for our Summer Holidays.
When I lived in Duxbury, Chorley one of our neighbours was a Mr Miller who had a large Motorcycle and used car dealership in Wigan and my father and I bought a few cars from him including an Austin A40 (which I also drove to Spain with some different mates this time), and afterwards both my father and I bought a Sunbeam Rapier each off Mr Miller.
Those were happy days so I am not really going off topic making this reply in the Happy Thread am I?
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: davieb on May 22, 2014, 08:20:56 pm
I hate to burst your bubble Terry but all the places you mention above have gone  :thumbsdown:
I remember staring at the fine collection of motorbikes in Millers longing for the day I would be old enough to ride one  :drool:

You probably wouldn't recognise the town these days  :no:

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Dorsetmike on May 23, 2014, 02:48:37 pm
Laser eye treatment this morning appears to be successful, however see also Angry thread
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: jonclox on May 23, 2014, 08:51:33 pm
Just won a fleebay bid for a manufacturers  ex demo padded bar stool.  Perfect for grandson to sit on when watching my trains  'rumble by' when he is over (I shall enjoy using it myself) Cost me £6.71 +9.99 p&p
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Caz on May 23, 2014, 09:22:14 pm
Having dinner with my partner in one of my favourite restaurants in the village with fantastic views over the Med.   ::)


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/46/thumb_12610.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=12610)
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: newportnobby on May 23, 2014, 09:45:47 pm
Thanks for reminding us that we're sat in the  :rain: here in the UK, Caz :stop:
We don't tan here, we just develop a ferrous oxide finish :(
Title: Re: Happy thread
Post by: Sprintex on May 23, 2014, 11:19:02 pm
Thanks for reminding us that we're sat in the  :rain: here in the UK, Caz :stop:
We don't tan here, we just develop a ferrous oxide finish :(