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by shane
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9871
Views: 553259

Re: Nothing In Particular

Sorry to hear that, Ray. It’s very easy to say “well, she had a good innings”, but it doesn’t make the loss any easier to bear. Sympathies to both of you.
by shane
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9871
Views: 553259

Re: Nothing In Particular

Now here’s a thing. It seems that you can be within a few feet of a steam locomotive going at full chat and be completely unaware of it. Since the bridge I was standing on was pretty crowded, I thought I’d have a look at some of the other footage on YouTube. Send that as well as the diesel on the ba...
by shane
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Computer security issue. Should we be worried?
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: Computer security issue. Should we be worried?

I see now that Apple and Amazon are flatly denying that the problem exists. Curiouser and curiouser.
by shane
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9871
Views: 553259

Re: Nothing In Particular

Given that Hemerdon Bank is 2.5 miles at 1in42, I’m pretty sure it was helping. Strangely, Flying Scotsman’s spent the whole weekend touring Devon and Cornwall in company with Olton Hall (aka Hogwarts Express) for the big hills, but not today, it would seem. Just by way of comparison here’s a 125 ma...
by shane
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9871
Views: 553259

Re: Nothing In Particular

Just for the steam lovers, Flying Scotsman coming up Hemerdon Bank this morning (with a little help from behind)

Apologies for crap cinematography.

by shane
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Computer security issue. Should we be worried?
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Computer security issue. Should we be worried?

There are people on here who understand this stuff a lot better than I do. Is this really as worrying as it sounds?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features ... -companies
by shane
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Chas from Chas and Dave dies aged 74
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Chas from Chas and Dave dies aged 74

I read somewhere that st Eric Clapton’s wedding to Patti Boyd, he formed an impromptu band. The other members were called Paul, George and Ringo.
He must have had something...
by shane
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 2899
Views: 161788

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

No, that was the Troggs.

Orinoco solo in Wild Thing...
by shane
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: New Users
Topic: Hey there, I'm Ami!
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: Hey there, I'm Ami!

Ami, you couldn’t have come to a better place! There’s everyone her from complete beginners like me to world-class designers like Nick, all happy to share their wisdom. Welcome.
by shane
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 1673
Views: 96438

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Nothing to do with the Somerset Expeditionary Force, I hope?

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-ne ... er-1967628
by shane
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 254
Views: 14971

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

That’s an expensive way of doing things. I’d have expected a chain. Nice though.
by shane
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 254
Views: 14971

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

What do all those gears do? The two bottom ones are presumably the camshafts. Where do the other three go?
by shane
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Suppliers, recommended or not
Topic: eBay cable supplier
Replies: 0
Views: 684

eBay cable supplier

A thread on the WD forum reminded me about a bloke on eBay in the states that I’ve used for silver plated Teflon screened lead in the past and it occurred to me that he might be useful to others here. He’s got quite a range of exotic cables at reasonable prices, and I’ve always found him good to dea...
by shane
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9871
Views: 553259

Re: Nothing In Particular

There’s plenty of them about I’m afraid, Baggy. I must say though that as the years have gone by I expected observance of the memories of those times to fade but, if anything, I’d say the reverse has happened. I never fail to be impressed when the five hundred or so fellow occupants of the call cent...
by shane
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 9871
Views: 553259

Re: Nothing In Particular

There are only two, and one lives in Canada, so yours will be the BBMF one which lives at RAF Coningsby.