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Offline class37025

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3840 on: October 11, 2018, 12:10:57 PM »
Congratulations. Hoping all is well with Mother and baby girl

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3841 on: October 11, 2018, 12:57:25 PM »
Congratulations!  :)

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3842 on: October 11, 2018, 02:00:09 PM »

...I've now been gazetted...

Sounds quite painful. Hope you have a quick recovery... :D
My inspiration - never let a setback get you down...

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3843 on: October 18, 2018, 11:43:50 AM »
Ref my recent postings on the ďunhappy threadĒ and the missing parts for forthcoming mini-Skyline cot;

Parts arrived within a week and took less than 10 minutes to fit. The draw is now working perfectly.

These parts (small bracket things to stop the draw being pulled out completely) turned out to be a vivid shade of orange, so I am puzzled as to how they were missed from the packaging in the factory.

Anyway, a happy ending.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3844 on: October 18, 2018, 12:16:06 PM »
glad to hear all is now well.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3845 on: October 18, 2018, 03:07:47 PM »
pjlons83 CONGRATULATIONS
I think your wife might be tired as well so at least make her a cup of tea before you go to sleep. AND I agree the model will have to take a back burner .
I used to do radio controlled cars and boats but gave them up when my kids arrived and bought swings and climbing frames for them .
I then started back into N gauge railways once they were older as believe it or not it WAS  a cheaper hobby at the time fuel for the radio controlled boats and car was about £5 a gallon and a front axle £35 and tyres for the car were £20 a set ,my first Brand new loco from a real model shop £3-7-6d.
My youngest is a mum herself now but I think the scars on my wrist are still there where my wife dug her nails in calling me all the names under the sun ,when she was born .
We are still married after 36 years so I donít think she ment half of what she said at the time.
Bob Tidbury
« Last Edit: October 19, 2018, 09:07:57 AM by Bob Tidbury »

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3846 on: October 18, 2018, 04:10:55 PM »
for the boats and car was about £5 a gallon and a front axle £35 and tyres for the car were £20 a set


Wasn't that in the days when a bloke with a red flag walked in front of the car? @Bob Tidbury

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3847 on: October 18, 2018, 04:19:56 PM »
 
for the boats and car was about £5 a gallon and a front axle £35 and tyres for the car were £20 a set


Wasn't that in the days when a bloke with a red flag walked in front of the car? @Bob Tidbury


 :smiley-laughing: no that would have been 2/6d a gallon

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3848 on: October 19, 2018, 09:19:45 AM »
Actually I remember going into the garage to put a gallon of petrol in my Anglia 105  and all I had in my pocket was 5s and three old pennies the guy said 5s and four d  please so I told him when I looked last night it was only 5s 3d he said yes but it went up 1d last night  never mind you put a gallon in last night didnít you .
The reason I only put one gallon in was because the fuel gauge didnít work and the car was going in to have a new one fitted  when I got back from taking my Mum to Wycombe so she could go shopping .
Those were the days  and I had that Anglia for a good few years it even went up the old Porlock Hill fully loaded with four teenagers and camping gear I passed my driving test when I was eighteen, A brand new Austin 1100 didnít make it and had to reverse back down and take the new bypass road.
Enough of my ramblings for now.
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« Last Edit: October 19, 2018, 09:21:31 AM by Bob Tidbury »

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3849 on: October 19, 2018, 09:35:06 AM »
They're cool ramblings, Bob.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3850 on: October 19, 2018, 09:43:51 AM »
The talk of petrol prices, @Bob Tidbury  (5s 3d was late 1964/early 1965), made me have a google. The following may be of interest to some of us 'older motorists').
http://www.ukpia.com/docs/default-source/publication-files/ip-historical-series.pdf?sfvrsn=0
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3851 on: October 19, 2018, 10:43:13 AM »
very interesting, the point that hits me straight away is the fact that we now pay for the fuel, be it petrol or diesel, plus duty [tax] then VAT [tax again] on the whole amount, so effectively we pay tax on tax.

thought that was illegal, but of course we are dealing with politicians.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3852 on: October 19, 2018, 10:46:42 AM »
Happy thread.

Happy stuff?  ;) :thumbsup:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3853 on: October 19, 2018, 12:17:51 PM »
A gallon of petrol and twenty fags for 10 bob. Petrol 5/- and fags 4/11.

Benskins 'from the back' and brewed in Watford for 2/9 a pint.

Ah! Them was the days! Ignoring of course the fact that my pay for a 42 hour week was £8 before tax.  :)

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3854 on: October 19, 2018, 01:55:40 PM »

Ah! Them was the days! Ignoring of course the fact that my pay for a 42 hour week was £8 before tax.  :)

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You were paid?  :o :goggleeyes: :o

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