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#11
General Discussion / Re: what are you listening to ...
Last post by Moonglum - Yesterday at 07:29:05 PM
Well, from the Waterboys to a guitarist that similarly "hovered just under the radar of greatness" for many a year. Here with the title track from his second and best album (IMO) is Robin Trower (78) ...

https://youtu.be/1e_xK35C1Yg?si=X8vPnYnXsMoceHRF

Cheers,

Tim

#12
General Discussion / Re: what are you listening to ...
Last post by port perran - Yesterday at 07:20:37 PM
Quote from: weave on Yesterday at 06:32:02 PMOooh....I can join in.

The Waterboys song ' Bang on the Ear'. I play it a lot. Brings back lots of memories for obvious and not so obvious reasons  :thumbsup:

:beers:
That's a fine track Chris @weave.
Is that your type of music or is it just the sentiment in the lyrics?
#13
General Discussion / Re: what are you listening to ...
Last post by weave - Yesterday at 06:32:02 PM
Oooh....I can join in.

The Waterboys song ' Bang on the Ear'. I play it a lot. Brings back lots of memories for obvious and not so obvious reasons  :thumbsup:

:beers:
#14
N Gauge Discussion / Re: RSO Yugoslavia
Last post by Papyrus - Yesterday at 05:50:27 PM
Interesting. However, I've had a closer look at the chassis and apart from the fact that it has been cut up, it actually looks in very good condition. The commutators look pristine and the traction tyres are present and unworn. Bearing in mind that in a 2-car DMU it only needs to haul one coach it could be good enough. I'm willing to risk it anyway. I've wasted more than £16 over the years. I'm still annoyed about a steamer chassis advertised as non-runner. Certainly was - it had obviously caught fire at some point and it was jammed solid with melted plastic! I should have twigged when I saw the out of focus photo. Won't make that mistake again!

Cheers,

Chris
#15
General Discussion / Re: what are you listening to ...
Last post by port perran - Yesterday at 05:17:12 PM
One of the best bands I've seen live are The Waterboys.
A real mish mash of Irish/British/Folk/Rock/Blues with a line up that has been fluid, to say the least, for nearly 40 years.
The Waterboys have spent most of that 40 years hovering just under the radar of greatness but those who are familiar with their music hold them in high esteem.
This is Fisherman's Blues which, along with The Whole of The Moon is one of their most loved songs :
https://youtu.be/F-DvqEHJvFA?si=GErRABFl2nzm039M
#16
N Gauge Discussion / Re: RSO Yugoslavia
Last post by ntpntpntp - Yesterday at 05:07:10 PM
Ah yes, the cheap old RSO / Mehano / Model Power / LifeLike stuff.   I lump them together with old Lima in terms of (lack of) quality.  Dreadful diesel chassis but the white-metal-lump kitmakers of the 70s did seem to have a fondness for using them under various things, probably because they were cheap and easy to hack and extend being only powered on one bogie.

I did try one of those RSO chassis under a Langley twin GWR railcar back in the 70s, it was poor. I think I still have it's motor somewhere but I can't see that ever being re-used. Eventually I cut and extended a Minitrix warship chassis and that was much better :)

You have an ancient Arnold motor there - does that still work?  It's probably the only thing worth keeping out of that lot, in case you pick up a 1970s Arnold steamer which takes that motor.   Wasn't worth the £16 in my opinion :(
#17
N Gauge Discussion / Re: RSO Yugoslavia
Last post by Papyrus - Yesterday at 04:24:33 PM
Quote from: chrism on Yesterday at 02:38:34 PMWhat a curious listing. I can't imagine that anyone had originally intended the parts to go together, so presumably it's just a few bits from someone's spares box.
Is the "second bogie" actually the bit that was cut off?


This is what turned up:



If you can make a locomotive out of that little lot, you're a better man than I am, Gunga Din! Incidentally, I made a mistake about the wagon bogie - there are actually two pony trucks.

I should be able to make use of quite a bit of this (except the 00-9 van!). I'm hoping I might even be able to put the spare motor into another loco.

Cheers,

Chris
#18
N Gauge Discussion / Re: RSO Yugoslavia
Last post by tunneroner61 - Yesterday at 03:57:22 PM
I have a MTK cast metal kit of a Western hydraulic that uses a Mehano chassis for what I think was an EMD SD7. It ran Okish when I bought it in about 1980, now the motor is worn out and can barely move the very heavy body. It's not run, just kept as a museum piece  ;)
#19
General Discussion / Re: An Eventful Christmas at T...
Last post by Chris in Prague - Yesterday at 03:54:17 PM
"Go on, Susan", pleaded Enka. "What more songs have we got to look forward to?"

"Well, seeing as it's you that's asking, Enka", Susan smiled, "still to come and all released before December 1962 are 'At the Hop' by Danny & the Juniors from 1957, a lively rock and roll tune with catchy lyrics and a danceable beat, at around 160 BPM. From the following year, 'Yakety Yak' by The Coasters, a fun and humorous song with a catchy saxophone riff and upbeat tempo, though a bit slower at about 120 BPM. Then, upping the tempo again to 160 BPM, 'Rockin' Robin' by Bobby Day, also from 1958, an infectious rock and roll tune with a catchy chorus and upbeat rhythm. Taking it down again, but this time to a BPM of about 130, I have 'Runaround Sue' by Dion from last year, a classic doo-wop tune with catchy lyrics and a memorable melody. Also, from this year and taking the tempo down a little more to a BPM of around 125, I have 'Johnny Angel' by Shelley Fabares, a sweet and romantic pop song with a catchy chorus and heartfelt lyrics. Then, much faster, with a BPM of 170, from last year, there's 'Peppermint Twist' by Joey Dee and the Starliters, a lively twist song with a catchy melody and energetic rhythm. After such a fast-tempo number, I'm slowing the tempo down just a little with another one of this year's hits, 'Palisades Park' by Freddy Cannon, with a BPM of approximately 150, an upbeat rock and roll tune with a catchy chorus and infectious energy. Then, returning to last year and just a little slower at 145 BPM, there's 'The Wanderer' by Dion, a rock and roll anthem with a driving beat and catchy lyrics, before returning to a BPM of 150, and a hit from 1958, 'Do You Want to Dance' by Bobby Freeman, a classic dance tune with a lively rhythm and infectious energy."

"Another wonderful selection, Susan", Enka remarked. "With their varied BPMs, these songs will certainly provide a dynamic and engaging soundtrack for the guests, ensuring that there's something for everyone to enjoy on the dance floor. They fit perfectly with the lively atmosphere after my concert."

"Thank you, Enka", Susan replied. "I can tell you that, in the future, these songs will transport everyone back to the early 1960s for a night of fun and dancing."
#20
General Discussion / Re: An Eventful Christmas at T...
Last post by Chris in Prague - Yesterday at 03:29:41 PM
Quote from: dannyboy on Yesterday at 10:55:38 AMWhat a playlist! And I remember doing the twist at the 'Mecca' in Bradford a 'few' years ago - I think I would struggle just to walk on to the dance floor now.  :)

Glad you like it, David. My disco dancing was always more about enthusiasm rather than style. I can post more of Susan's playlist. I was a DJ just before, during, and after I was a student. I then used to make up party cassettes for friends' parties. Now I compile MP3 collections for university faculty parties twice a year. (Once also, with the Student Council, for an event welcoming new students. That meant collecting a lot of CDs for specific tracks the SC President wanted and I did not have!)
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