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Offline Sipat

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #1605 on: May 24, 2014, 09:59:32 AM »
Just picked up a compressor with tank auto shut off and regulator along with a gravity fed .3mm airbrush. Spotted on ebay, local seller, so offered a cash deal off ebay. 45 all in... happy days!

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #1606 on: May 24, 2014, 10:13:43 AM »
After leveling out and making more gradual the incline on the "up & over" portion of my track, trains climb it much better than before, although DMUs and EMUs still seem to have difficulty with inclines.
That was last night & tonight 2 granddaughters out of our 5 grandchildren arrive in Tenerife for a 10 day half-term holiday so looking forward to a good week although can't see myself being allowed much time alone with my layout.
Also got a reply from Peters Spares yesterday who are supplying me (VAT free) with a replacement chassis for my Class 47 engine which I had "buggered" up trying to fix when it started playing up.
Same day also got an email from Osborns, who after having there Website amended on my request to include the Canary Isles, have despatched an order to me (again VAT free).

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #1607 on: May 24, 2014, 11:23:59 AM »

And personally I wouldn't have it any other way, you can keep that horrible hot yellow thing down there in Spain ;)

Paul

That's you off the visitor list then Paul, thought you'd have like to play trains over here!   :) ;)

In winter maybe :D


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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #1608 on: May 25, 2014, 10:46:00 PM »
Up early this morning (well 6.30) bank holiday Sunday. Went out to a car show
with 19 of us attending from the Series2club - (Land Rovers club display stand)
at of all places, Brands Hatch. What a day, stand/display was on the grass bank
opposite the pits and along side the starting grid. :thumbsup:

This weekend was the Masters Historic Festival. All types of racing cars and races
with cars from the 1940s up to 2000. What a site and sound they were.  :drool:

When we left tonight, we were all tired (there for 11hrs) - sunburnt and almost deaf.

But boy, was it worth it.  :claphappy:

Me thinks I'll be going again next year  :)

Roger
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #1609 on: May 25, 2014, 11:09:00 PM »
Sounds like you had a good day - nice to see that there is at least one other Classic Car enthusiast Oldun, who is a member of this Forum besides me.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #1610 on: May 25, 2014, 11:15:19 PM »
Sounds like you had a good day - nice to see that there is at least one other Classic Car enthusiast Oldun, who is a member of this Forum besides me.

Thank you Tdm. For my troubles I'm doing a 'rolling' restoration of a 1960
Series 2 Land Rover 10 seat - 109" station wagon. During its production run
from 1959 to 1961 they only made 342 of these for the home market. This
makes it a rare vehicle as Land Rovers go. Thank goodness spares are still
available.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #1611 on: May 25, 2014, 11:26:11 PM »
Thank you Tdm. For my troubles I'm doing a 'rolling' restoration of a 1960
Series 2 Land Rover 10 seat - 109" station wagon. During its production run
from 1959 to 1961 they only made 342 of these for the home market. This
makes it a rare vehicle as Land Rovers go. Thank goodness spares are still
available.
Roger

I have 2 main hobbies at the moment - my Triumph Stag and my Model Railway.
As a member of the SOC Forum I have found on there that there are quite a few Stag owners who also have, or are restoring, Classic Land Rovers. Good luck with your restoration.
Touch wood I have very few problems with my Stag which allows me more time to spend on my new N gauge layout. The car is 37 years old, the Model Railway just 9 months, but currently it is my newest hobby that is costing me the most money at present!
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #1612 on: May 26, 2014, 01:05:22 AM »
- nice to see that there is at least one other Classic Car enthusiast Oldun, who is a member of this Forum besides me.

There's quite a few on here actually ;)

Depends what you call 'classic' in terms of age, but since our prize possession is now old enough to qualify for the Classic Ford Show I guess it counts. We have a 1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4x4 that is a "sunny days and shows" car only. We also have two other Sierras: a Sapphire 2000E (rare beast nowadays) and an XR4x4 2.9i that were our daily cars until a couple of years ago. Sadly spares are VERY difficult to come by now so they've been taken off the road while everything still works, and after a light restoration will be show cars also. More info on my website if you're interested, link in my signature :thumbsup:


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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #1613 on: May 26, 2014, 10:36:29 AM »
There's quite a few on here actually ;)

Depends what you call 'classic' in terms of age, but since our prize possession is now old enough to qualify for the Classic Ford Show I guess it counts. We have a 1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4x4 that is a "sunny days and shows" car only. We also have two other Sierras: a Sapphire 2000E (rare beast nowadays) and an XR4x4 2.9i that were our daily cars until a couple of years ago. Sadly spares are VERY difficult to come by now so they've been taken off the road while everything still works, and after a light restoration will be show cars also. More info on my website if you're interested, link in my signature :thumbsup:
Paul


The Cosworth Sierra was/is quite a motor, and didn't Jimmy Nail drive round in one in the TV series "Spender" or was it "Crocodile Shoes"?. Just got back from a cruise round the Cape Verde Islands, and in a remote hillside village there saw a Sierra Saphire still in use. Will take a look at your Website when I get back from the Pool as the Grandkids are out with us and the Sun is shining - so guess where they want to spend their day!

Used to own a Ford Capri Caylpso back in 1980 at the same time as my wife was riding round in a Ford Fiesta 1.1 GL. As regards parts, I have no trouble getting parts for my Triumph Stag, there are quite a few suppliers I can use in the U.K. because there are still several thousand Stags on the road today. Below is a picture of mine outside a nearby Bar in Tenerife, and below that a picture of my Capri when it was new with the misses posing on the bonnet, me admiring it, and my then young son washing it.



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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #1614 on: May 26, 2014, 12:08:51 PM »
The Cosworth Sierra was/is quite a motor, and didn't Jimmy Nail drive round in one in the TV series "Spender" or was it "Crocodile Shoes"?


Correct, Spender ;)



Strangely enough spares are more plentiful for the Cosworth than the other two as they are still used in club racing/rallying, but getting things like engine sensors for the 2000E and XR is almost impossible apart from second-hand :( Hence why we stopped using ours while they still go and we have a small stock of useful spares just in case ;)

Nice Capri :thumbsup:


Paul
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #1615 on: May 26, 2014, 12:47:48 PM »
I used to have the Sierra GSE 2.0i and then the Sapphire GSE 2.0i which was nicked (The Ol' Bill found it about two years later in Northfleet - less than 5 miles away).   Recently I was myself considering buying a restored Stag (my favorite British convertible) but decided i didn't have the space to keep it as it deserved...

Here in Dublin there are a few classic car shows but not of the same size - I do go along if I have time although I am not a classic Car owner.  I do go to an informal car gathering (Cars & Coffee in Cherrywood, first sunday of the month, if anyone in Dublin is reading) here is a couple of pictures so you can see the diversity of what turns up...

Classics:-







More modern







Hope they make you smile...
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #1616 on: May 26, 2014, 01:29:20 PM »
If anyone is interested below I have posted a Link to a local Classic Car Show held just down the road in 2009 that broke the (Spanish) Guinness Book of Records for the most Classic Cars assembled on one place at any one time (I think there were about 650).
I took photos of quite a few of the cars on display (but not all), and uploaded them to YouTube, and everyone there who put their car on display got a special plaque as a momento of the occasion. Enjoy.

Arona Classic Car Show 2009

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #1617 on: May 26, 2014, 02:10:13 PM »
Great collection of pics :thumbsup:

Lots of lovely old British cars, not too fond of the big yank-tanks but I wouldn't say no if someone threw a Trans-Am my way ;)

That gorgeous Renault 5 Turbo2 . . .  :jawdropping:


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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #1618 on: May 26, 2014, 04:12:09 PM »
Will have to get a pic of the girlfriend's 1935 Talbot 10 tourer - a true classic and a swine to get parts for (or the parts we want, anyway). Need a couple of parts, and we can drive it out of the garage!

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #1619 on: May 26, 2014, 04:53:42 PM »
Great collection of pics :thumbsup:
Lots of lovely old British cars, not too fond of the big yank-tanks but I wouldn't say no if someone threw a Trans-Am my way ;)
That gorgeous Renault 5 Turbo2 . . .  :jawdropping:
Paul

Hi Paul,
Just checked your Website out and saw all your car pics & info, but when I clicked on "railways" & "mlp" nothing happened? Are these parts still under development, and what does mlp stand for?

 

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