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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2015, 09:34:00 PM »
Remember guys what written on here  stays on here Wifey know nothing about cat being painted sky blue ,mike

You could always tell her you wanted a Persian Blue cat and was wondering what it might look like. :)

Or maybe not! :no:

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2015, 09:34:48 PM »
Remember guys what written on here  stays on here Wifey know nothing about cat being painted sky blue ,mike

I've got a cat called Blue!

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2015, 09:45:09 PM »
Remember guys what written on here  stays on here Wifey know nothing about cat being painted sky blue ,mike

You could always tell her you wanted a Persian Blue cat and was wondering what it might look like. :)

Or maybe not! :no:

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Funny was after cleaned cat up I dried her with wifeys hairdryer she look like toilet brush told wifey she was scared  by bigger cat lol
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2015, 09:54:09 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
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2015, 03:41:16 PM »
Sorry guys, but I'm not clumsy with my models.

Oh no ... I'm clumsy in a MUCH bigger way than that.

My clumsiest achievement yet? Well ... um ... I did once run over my own saddle with my horse lorry  :doh:
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #35 on: July 09, 2015, 04:34:36 PM »
Better than running over your own horse with a saddle lorry, I suppose.

I still cringe at the day I dropped a 400MB hard disk (this was around 1995, when 400MB was a lot of space and I was a poor student) in the shop while trying to return it as it didn't appear to work with my computer...
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2015, 04:41:57 PM »
Replaced the camshaft in my sister's Cortina. Boxed it up and found water was pisflowing out between the block and head. Had to take the head off again and found I had somehow managed to turn the gasket round  :doh:
Corrected the error and confidently proclaimed; "Well, at least I'll never do that again!"

..........spin forward 5 years to a blown head gasket on my escort - yep, you've guessed it.  :scowl: :dunce: :confused2:

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2015, 04:49:27 PM »
Better than running over your own horse with a saddle lorry, I suppose.

I still cringe at the day I dropped a 400MB hard disk (this was around 1995, when 400MB was a lot of space and I was a poor student) in the shop while trying to return it as it didn't appear to work with my computer...


Speaking of running over things.....

http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20094863,00.html o

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I was there on the day and can attest to this happening.

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2015, 05:09:42 PM »
Replaced the camshaft in my sister's Cortina. Boxed it up and found water was pisflowing out between the block and head. Had to take the head off again and found I had somehow managed to turn the gasket round  :doh:
Corrected the error and confidently proclaimed; "Well, at least I'll never do that again!"

..........spin forward 5 years to a blown head gasket on my escort - yep, you've guessed it.  :scowl: :dunce: :confused2:

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2015, 05:26:07 PM »
I had one of those 'nearly' Strads too. I gave it to my brother who tried to fill it with a mixture of glue and cotton wool to dull it down a bit for use in a recording studio. It was while poking around through the 'f' holes that he dislodged the label inside and saw what it said. The guy we took it to for a valuation didn't even take it out of the case. It seems that the real ones didn't have labels done on a printing press... He told us what it was after one glance at the label but still charged us 35 Pounds for 2 minutes of his time.
He valued it at 'around 'alf a crown if yer lucky and can sell it to a blind man'... Just remember, glue and cotton wool ain't good for yer fiddle.....
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2015, 05:49:49 AM »
As someone who has on a number of occasions left the shed with a bottle of glue attatched to his elbow I have a few observations as follows.

1.  Superglue was originally developed to stick skin to skin (this is true by the way- for post-operative use instead of stitches).  Therefore it will stick me to whatever I am glueing BEFORE it sticks the parts to each other.

2.  Epoxy drying time is just long enough for the clamp holding the parts together to shift slightly.

3.  Holding parts together with a rubber band while the glue sets results in the band being stuck to the part.

4.  Whatever precautions (straight edges, measured angles, clamps, new blades) I take to ensure I cut a straight line won't work.

5.  Peco can bend a curve better than I can.

6.  Any tinlet of BR green paint will find the only shade of BR green that didn't exist in reality.

There are a whole lot more- and yet models still get made.  A bit like opera where a performance is the result of a whole series of inevitable catastrophes failing to happen all at the same time........

Each of my layouts has its own thread on another forum (they aren't all N) where the disasters are documented in full.

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2015, 07:41:01 AM »
1.  Superglue was originally developed to stick skin to skin (this is true by the way- for post-operative use instead of stitches). 

Still used instead of stitches, saw a Paramedic use it to close a minor head wound on a TV programme the other day :thumbsup:


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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2015, 07:53:07 AM »
I managed to bond some Ratio etched brass cattle dock railings to me fingers once  :uneasy:
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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2015, 01:54:34 PM »
I managed to bond some Ratio etched brass cattle dock railings to me fingers once  :uneasy:

That must have been a cow to remove, George :laugh:

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Re: The clumsy thread
« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2015, 12:26:39 AM »
The railings have gone but the coos are still there
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