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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3495 on: October 06, 2017, 05:26:57 PM »
I don't like caramel :sick2:

Well I wasn’t going to offer you one anyway :P

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3496 on: October 06, 2017, 05:46:12 PM »
I worked for a Dutch company for many years. Yeah, I was hooked on those for a long time. I used to break them in half and dip them in my coffee...
"When in trouble, when in doubt, run (trains) in circles..." etc.
There, doesn't that feel better? 
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3497 on: October 06, 2017, 07:42:42 PM »
Seeing the Lancaster from home is a very rare treat, perhaps once every two years here despite its base at Coningsby being only 12 miles away. Today we have now had FOUR low level flypasts, the last two in formation with a Spitfire! Magic. :thumbsup: As I type this I can still herar her Merlins growling in the distance. Maybe she'll be back in a few minutes. :)

Has someone declared war on the UK and the govt is trying to keep it quiet ? :(

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3498 on: October 07, 2017, 02:06:58 AM »
Seeing the Lancaster from home is a very rare treat, perhaps once every two years here despite its base at Coningsby being only 12 miles away. Today we have now had FOUR low level flypasts, the last two in formation with a Spitfire! Magic. :thumbsup: As I type this I can still herar her Merlins growling in the distance. Maybe she'll be back in a few minutes. :)

Has someone declared war on the UK and the govt is trying to keep it quiet ? :(
If so then the defence cuts have kicked in already. Was mildly alarmed to see a stream of military planes turning right more-or-less directly over Chez Railsquid the other day, presume they were heading for an airbase a few km to the west.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3499 on: October 10, 2017, 12:06:16 PM »
The reason for last Friday's flypasts by the Lanc and a Spitfire is now clear - it was the last day of the BBMF's flying season and also a send off for two members of the flight, Squadron Leader Beresford as Navigator on the Lancaster, and Flight Lt. Andy 'Parky' Parkinson. For Parky it was his last flight as a member of the RAF:

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Friday 6th October 2017 saw Flt Lt Parkinson MBE take his last flight in the RAF. Joining the Royal Air Force in 1983 he has flown many aircraft types including the Phantom, Tornado F3 (also as display pilot), Hawk with the RAF Red Arrows, F16 with the Royal Netherlands Air Force and he was the first pilot in the world to accumulate 1,000 hours on Typhoon.

Joining Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Official) in 2007 as a volunteer pilot before becoming Ops Officer in 2012.

Flt Lt Parkinson MBE is retiring with over 7,200 hours flying hours. Over 1,000 each in Phantom, Hawk and Typhoon.


Here is a great video of his last flight with in-cockpit footage.

https://www.facebook.com/RAFConingsby/videos/1773182832978988/?hc_ref=ARRjD91Kgo-y0wFUB2CyoKSsbp_tJFiCXOTwqMbqTQt8rNGkmUJYv5It2oMTXsI5msM
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3500 on: October 19, 2017, 04:14:11 PM »
Ordered a few items of rolling stock yesterday with payment by phone at about 2:00pm.

They arrived at 3:00pm today! :bounce: And no, I didn't select any sort of priority delivery service, just 'standard'.

This makes me a happy bunny! :)

Supplier was Scograil, who I have used a number of times. Kudos to them. :thumbsup:

N.B. - I've placed this in the 'Happy' thread cos the swift delivery made me happy. If I placed it one of the retailer sections it might have started a number of unhappy posts of the 'that's not my experience' kind, as seems to happen some days.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3501 on: October 19, 2017, 10:05:44 PM »
Sort of happy comment. I am giving up modelling, due to health (sad). so decided to try and sell some gear. Lovely guy came round yesterday and bought most of my locos, paid a fair price so we are both (I hope) happy. I know my gear has gone to a good home so happy about that and also big thanks to Graham Cocks of N Scale modeller and the Vic N Scale Collective for telling fellow modellers about my purely Victorian collection. Makes sense to offer locally as no-one else around the world would be interested.
Cheers, Bill.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3502 on: October 19, 2017, 10:11:15 PM »
Sorry to hear your news Bill, hopefully the health problems are not too bad.  :beers:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3503 on: November 15, 2017, 07:43:05 PM »
after two years of looking the wife has found herself a job  :claphappy:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3504 on: November 15, 2017, 07:44:57 PM »
Well done that lady.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3505 on: November 15, 2017, 07:56:07 PM »
I am a member of a couple of 'survey' sites, where I do various surveys on all sorts of topics, (passes a bit of time when 'working' nights). Last evening I received an email stating that I had won €50 in a recent draw  ;D and to click on a link to confirm my location, (it's okay, I knew it was genuine  :)). The link took me to the Facebook site, so I replied to the email stating that I did not have, nor did I want, a Facebook account.  :no: . Five minutes later I get an email from PayPal saying that €50 had been deposited in my account, immediately followed by an email from the original sender telling me that he done that. WoNder what I caN speNd €50 on.  ???
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3506 on: November 15, 2017, 08:20:37 PM »
 :claphappy:

Well done !

Always nice when a bit of unexpected cash turns up  :)

Kind regards
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3507 on: December 03, 2017, 09:00:50 PM »
Now that's what I call devotion to the DCC cause!

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3508 on: December 03, 2017, 09:16:01 PM »
Well I read the post by Lindi and thought that there was some useful information there. Then I had a thought and read it again and yes, it does say "fitting 64". Flippin' 'eck! As Mick says, that is some devotion to DCC.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3509 on: December 04, 2017, 10:02:11 AM »
Personally if I want to hear a loco start up then I would go to a heritage line and see it in 1:1 scale

The one major downside to DCC is the expense of the decoders which is an extra £20 per loco and £30 per DMU.

Amen to the first sentence.
With over 100 items of motive power and being retired I'd have to take out a mortgage to go DCC so it isn't going to happen :no:

 

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