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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1395 on: April 21, 2019, 12:33:04 PM »
Best wishes to your wife Steve I hope they can sort out her problem soon ,in the meantime look after yourself and your children .
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1396 on: April 21, 2019, 01:22:12 PM »
Steve, sorry to hear about your troubles. Hope they get to the bottom of the blackouts and I wish your wife a speedy recovery.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1397 on: April 21, 2019, 01:58:15 PM »
I do hope your wife is ok and that the medics are able to get tothe bottom of whatís happening.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1398 on: May 09, 2019, 02:15:36 PM »

I knew there was a reason I shouldn't have reversed those trucks into the sidings Ö



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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1399 on: May 09, 2019, 02:24:48 PM »
Bit of a tight curve to get on that turntable, methinks.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1400 on: May 09, 2019, 05:04:17 PM »
Well the boss and I are part way through a little road trip whereupon last Saturday we knocked on the door of a somewhat startled @Newportnobby and invited ourselves in for coffee  :D we all met up after for some nosh once he had recovered his composure. We headed to Kent the next day to have a couple of days with my brother, but there appears to be no model shops near him. Tuesday saw us head to Peterborough where we did eventually find Trains 4 U, very nice chap, lots of British stock and I asked if he had any American or Japanese stuff. We headed upstairs where he presented us with a box of rather battered stuff that the had/were putting on ebay. Much of it was pretty wrecked but I did spot a Kato Tokkaido E217 4 car set, unboxed, rather scruffy with some detail parts missing, I asked what he wanted for it, "it's on ebay for only£80" he beamed, I explained that I had just purchased a brand new, boxed E217 set from Japan, delivered for £58 and wouldn't be making an offer.
The following morning it was coming down in stair rods so we binned the planned visit to the cathedral and headed for East Yorkshire, en route we visited Melton Mowbry, a fine looking cathedral there too but no model shops and still hissing down so we didn't really stray far from the car, a short stop into Beverly, which we found to be much the same as Melton. We arrived at our final destination in Driffield.  This morning I called 53A models just outside Hull and asked if they had any American or Japanese N gauge, either new or secondhand, to be told there was no call for it around there, so we jumped in the car and nipped along to Croppers in Bridlington, he had about a dozen bits of N gauge (all British) and told me second hand N was like rocking horse droppings, so we got in the car and came back. It's been blowing a gale and hissing it down ever since Liverpool scored their 4th goal the other night and the general lack of model shops has been disappointing hence this is in the unhappy thread.
Della was taken by a class 03 shunter in Trains 4 U, the look on @Newportnobby face was priceless and the RAF Manston museum is well worth a visit, other than that I'm a bit dischuffed. Ah well, home on Saturday and hopefully the Glenrothes show on Sunday if my back can take anymore driving  :'(

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1401 on: May 09, 2019, 05:12:36 PM »
Bit of ax tight curve to get on that turntable, methinks.

Turntable fed from the other end out of shot, methinks.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1402 on: May 09, 2019, 09:17:57 PM »
@Lawrence
In my defence I was engrossed in hoovering my belly button when the doorbell went. I looked out of the window and didn't recognise the car. I then opened the door and, at first, didn't look at faces but just saw a couple standing there and thought 'here comes the spiel for the Watchtower' or something similar. It was only when Lawrence spoke the immortal 'Hello Scrote' that I realised who my visitors were. Absolutely gobsmacked they would come down the west coast side to get to Kent, let alone call in on me! Great to see Lawrence and Della and am disappointed they couldn't find anywhere with any decent US/Japanese N gauge stock. Hope the Glenrothes show is a better hunting ground.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1403 on: May 09, 2019, 10:51:58 PM »
If I call in I'll be expecting more than tea. Lawrence certainly was a long way from home but I'll be further  :D
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1404 on: May 10, 2019, 01:26:31 AM »
Bit of ax tight curve to get on that turntable, methinks.

Turntable fed from the other end out of shot, methinks.

Tongue firmly in cheek, methinks  :angel:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1405 on: May 18, 2019, 05:06:17 AM »
Went to vote in Federal elections today at local state school.  What a disappointment.
No cake stand full of tasty homemade cakes, not even a sausage sizzle. :(
Will have to check online next time to see where to vote.

Consolation in that Bealman will get excited at this blatant political post. :D

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1406 on: May 18, 2019, 05:50:47 AM »
There was a sausage sizzle at ours  :P
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1407 on: May 18, 2019, 06:26:49 AM »
There was a sausage sizzle at ours  :P
Obviously our electorate has no need to encourage voters to do their civic duty. :angel:
Vote buying at the extreme. :thumbsdown:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1408 on: May 18, 2019, 12:30:46 PM »
is it just me, or does anyone else feel it's pure bad manners to ignore PMs ?

I was always trained that e-mails/PMs should be read and at least acknowledged at the start of each shift, or as they arrived during a shift.

so to log on, read various threads, and later log off without responding in any way to a PM sent a couple of days ago is acceptable now ?

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sorry, but more likely to result in any offers of help being withdrawn and further contact severed  >:D

it takes a couple of seconds to read a PM and reply

'sorry, very busy, will get back to you'

or am I expecting too much in this day and age ?
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1409 on: May 18, 2019, 12:40:03 PM »
is it just me, or does anyone else feel it's pure bad manners to ignore PMs ?

I was always trained that e-mails/PMs should be read and at least acknowledged at the start of each shift, or as they arrived during a shift.

so to log on, read various threads, and later log off without responding in any way to a PM sent a couple of days ago is acceptable now ?

 :censored:

sorry, but more likely to result in any offers of help being withdrawn and further contact severed  >:D

it takes a couple of seconds to read a PM and reply

'sorry, very busy, will get back to you'

or am I expecting too much in this day and age ?
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