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Offline REGP

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Re: Contributions from the other half...
« Reply #60 on: August 21, 2013, 11:20:05 PM »
This morning I received my long awaited coaches from Osborns, 3 x Shirtbutton Collett coaches, a B Set plus a Fruit D. :claphappy:

Quickly set up a test track and had them running around hauled by a couple of Ixion Manors and they looked great (will try and post photos tomorrow).

However when putting the locos away the drive shaft on one fell out. :scowl:

So this evening set about reinstalling the Carden shaft, after over an hour of fruitless fiddling and surprisingly minding my language and feeling very frustrated I was on the verge of giving up. :confused2:

What's the problem? The wife asked.

 20 minutes later she had refitted the shaft (yes it works) and then went on to refit two couplings that had come of a Mk 1. Now not only was this done without using the safety net (plastic bag), but she had never, ever picked up a loco or coach before let alone worked on one! :claphappy:
 
Luckily I had some chocolate to hand to say thank you with as her skills may be needed again and again...

Ray

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Re: Contributions from the other half...
« Reply #61 on: August 22, 2013, 06:47:32 AM »
That's a real joint effort. :thumbsup:

Any chance of having your Mrs name, and address of course, so us ham fisted types can send her ours for a 'refit'?  :D

(Love my Ixion Manor!)

Dave G

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Re: Contributions from the other half...
« Reply #62 on: August 22, 2013, 10:00:30 AM »
Yup - I can see a few locos heading their way into Essex along with the requisite bars of chocolate ;)

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Re: Contributions from the other half...
« Reply #63 on: August 22, 2013, 10:57:11 PM »
That's a real joint effort. :thumbsup:

Any chance of having your Mrs name, and address of course, so us ham fisted types can send her ours for a 'refit'?  :D

 :D I was going to say the same thing. That's a missus worth hanging onto!

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Re: Contributions from the other half...
« Reply #64 on: August 22, 2013, 11:50:22 PM »
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