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Dorsetmike

Being aged 90, I suspect I may be the oldest on the forum, I started N gauge when I retired from the RAF at age 40, so that's 50 years modelling N, my NGS number is 4 figures starting with a 2.
 My first railway model however was a Hornby 0 gauge clockwork 0-4-0T for Christmas when I was about 4 or 5, followed a year later by a 3 rail Electric Hornby Flying Scotsman - not exactly true to scale the model was 4-4-2 not 4-6-2. No scenics just bare track on the floor. That lasted until I was about 15 then nothing until my sons had some Hornby Dublo for Christmas in the late 50s, they never showed much interest though.
Cheers MIKE
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How many roads must a man walk down ... ... ... ... ... before he knows he's lost!

Newportnobby

Quote from: Papyrus on May 21, 2024, 05:08:52 PMThe only thing that makes me feel old is when they say that things like Bridge over Troubled Water came out 55 years ago.


I felt really old when, on the quiz programme 'Pointless', it was obvious some didn't recognise Chuck Berry from a picture of him :(
Ding-a-ling

Webbo

I wouldn't recognise Chuck Berry either. That may very well make me quite a bit older than you Mick!

Webbo

port perran

I'll be 70 in 6 months and don't feel anywhere near that age even after having my left hip replaced 9 months ago.

However, yesterday I discovered that I no longer bounce!
We were walking to catch a train when I tripped over the tiniest little imperfection on the path landing heavily on my knee.
Today, I can hardly move. Grrrrr
Maybe this inability to bounce is indeed a sign of ageing  :D  ;)
I'm sure I'll get used to cream first soon.

dannyboy

Quote from: port perran on May 22, 2024, 12:45:26 PMI tripped over the tiniest little imperfection on the path landing heavily on my knee.


That'll teach you to move houses!  ;)
(Hope you have settled in okay Martin).
David.
I used to be indecisive - now I'm not - I don't think.
If a friend seems distant, catch up with them.

dannyboy

If the tomato is a fruit, then ketchup is the jam.
David.
I used to be indecisive - now I'm not - I don't think.
If a friend seems distant, catch up with them.

joe cassidy

"to do is to be" - Nietsche

"to be is to do" - Kant

"doo bee doo bee doo" - Sinatra

Newportnobby

Quote from: port perran on May 22, 2024, 12:45:26 PMHowever, yesterday I discovered that I no longer bounce!
We were walking to catch a train when I tripped over the tiniest little imperfection on the path landing heavily on my knee.
Today, I can hardly move. Grrrrr
Maybe this inability to bounce is indeed a sign of ageing  :D  ;)

I find scoffing 'Trill' helps. Well, it worked on my budgie (which was not smuggled in any shape or form :no: )

Foxhound

In all the cine film of my Dad when I was a nipper, he's wearing a blazer.

I'm now the age he was in those films, and I have two blazers in the wardrobe. Oh, heck.....
Rob and Becky (artistic director)

Jack

Quote from: Foxhound on May 22, 2024, 01:16:04 PMIn all the cine film of my Dad when I was a nipper, he's wearing a blazer.

I'm now the age he was in those films, and I have two blazers in the wardrobe. Oh, heck.....

I feel your pain Bro! At 67 I grew a beard so I didn't see my father looking back at me each time I looked in the mirror!
Today's Experts were yesterday's Beginners :)

NScaleNotes

Quote from: dannyboy on May 22, 2024, 12:58:41 PMIf the tomato is a fruit, then ketchup is the jam.

Does that make passata a smoothie too?

dannyboy

When you wait for a waiter, you become a waiter.
David.
I used to be indecisive - now I'm not - I don't think.
If a friend seems distant, catch up with them.

dannyboy

If a word is misspelled in a dictionary, how will we know?
David.
I used to be indecisive - now I'm not - I don't think.
If a friend seems distant, catch up with them.

Newportnobby

If only David hadn't started this thread........................... :(

5213 65J

Quote from: dannyboy on May 31, 2024, 10:56:29 AMIf a word is misspelled in a dictionary, how will we know?
I believe an print run of Collins dictionary had to be recalled in the1970s because the word gullible had been spelt with three letters l.

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