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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2015, 05:30:18 PM »
Well people have said I have hot stuff in my trousers..... :-[

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2015, 11:04:10 AM »
Yeah this is great!!!   :claphappy:

I have now wrecked six EUN651 decoders by bending or snapping the pins off.

I successfully caught a hot soldering iron by the wrong end, to prevent it falling on the floor, and as I slapped the iron out of my burned hand, it attacked my new Union Pacific tee shirt which I had had less than a day from an American supplier.

The best one was when I was putting down some Woodland Scenics grass powder and got too close to the container.  I inhaled the powder somehow and ended up choking and having a green tongue for a day!

Stupid hobby.

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2015, 04:20:03 PM »
Well there I was cutting some foam sheets into odd shapes to place on some IKEA shelving when ooops! Drop the cutter, blade falls neatly against shin. At which point it occurs to me it might be sensible to clear the workbench of the clutter stored while I was working on the shelf.
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2015, 04:33:21 PM »
Does being clumsy include being incapable of replacing the tiny springs on Dapol magnetic couplers or is this normal for anyone over the age of about 14!!

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2015, 05:17:05 PM »
Managed to replace two of mine that went AWOL while fitting them to wagons and I'm . . . err. . . 40-something ;)


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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2015, 05:22:10 PM »
Does being clumsy include being incapable of replacing the tiny springs on Dapol magnetic couplers or is this normal for anyone over the age of about 14!!

That one is fairly normal. 

The springs can be replaced but be prepared to sacrifice several springs in order to get one to fit.

The technique I use for Dapol magnetic couplings is to get the new spring on the end of a cocktail stick.  The spring can then be gently eased onto the locating lug, then partially compress the spring as you withdraw the cocktail stick and the spring should drop into place.  A little tacky wax will help keep the spring in place.  You can also use glue but you have to be careful that capillary action doesn't draw the glue into the spring coils and set solid.

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2015, 09:35:24 AM »
Will take heart from the information and give it another go! Although in my case it seems to be a combination of 'fat fingers' and 'Should've gone to Specsavers' syndrome!

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2015, 10:00:02 AM »
Today my lovely  :censored: cat dropped a huge Playmobil pirate ship over the layout.
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Fortunately little damage, a tunnel mouth was fractured but it went easily back into its place. I must say that cardboard buildings are a huge YES in this kind of situation.
I post this accident in the clumsy thread, but in this case the clumsy one is the  :censored: :censored: :censored: CAT.
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2015, 11:01:17 AM »
Today my lovely  :censored: cat dropped a huge Playmobil pirate ship over the layout.
You spoil that cat, buying it pirate ships. Ours had a little ball to play with.
The years have been good to me, it was the weekends that did the damage.

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2015, 11:24:09 AM »
Today my lovely  :censored: cat dropped a huge Playmobil pirate ship over the layout.
You spoil that cat, buying it pirate ships. Ours had a little ball to play with.

That cat is spoiled beyond recovery already... the ship is my daughter's, I don't know why :angel: but she really likes all means of transport... trains being a big thing for her  :D
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2015, 04:36:13 PM »
 :-[Clumsy is when you paint the cat head sky blue, murdering by electrocution 4  goldfish and electrocuted  cat with 16volts  believe  me the list goes on.mike
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2015, 08:49:01 PM »
she really likes all means of transport... trains being a big thing for her  :D

What? :worried:  Surely you don't mean she's into O gauge when you say 'trains are a big thing for her' do you?  :D
« Last Edit: July 08, 2015, 08:50:45 PM by D1042 Western Princess »
If it's not a Diesel Hydraulic then it's not a real locomotive.

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2015, 08:52:23 PM »
:-[Clumsy is when you paint the cat head sky blue, murdering by electrocution 4  goldfish and electrocuted  cat with 16volts  believe  me the list goes on.mike

Being a pet in your house seems a hazardous business Mike!

Greg.  ::)
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2015, 09:06:34 PM »
:-[Clumsy is when you paint the cat head sky blue, murdering by electrocution 4  goldfish and electrocuted  cat with 16volts  believe  me the list goes on.mike

Being a pet in your house seems a hazardous business Mike!

Greg.  ::)

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2015, 09:13:56 PM »
Remember guys what written on here  stays on here Wifey know nothing about cat being painted sky blue ,mike
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