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RE: Open All Hours

#2341 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:07 am

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Glad you had a good day, I have still got faint memories from being a child in Scotland of working traction engines being used. Also the odd steam engine road roller here in Birmingham.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2342 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:22 pm

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Glad you had a good day, I have still got faint memories from being a child in Scotland of working traction engines being used. Also the odd steam engine road roller here in Birmingham.

Thanks phil I have loads of pictures from yesterday, I need to resize them first then I'll out them in a gallery.
As a man who appreciates trucks you may have been interested in a towing demonstration. There was a train made up of around twenty trucks pulled by a Scammell, it took two to get it moving the the leader pulled the others (Scammells, Leylands etc) altogether between 200 and 250 tons. incredible.
There was also many working traction engines, lorries cars etc. Never been through the village of Bloxham before its beautiful.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2343 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:43 pm

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Its a common fallacy that people who make a living from trucks find them interesting. I thought they were dirty smelly unreliable things, now my uncle was exactly the opposite he loved them and he still has a 1950's Austin K2 lorry that he takes to shows. It is something like the one in the photo except it has side boards, he bought it as old wreck and spent a fortune and all his spare time renovating it. Luckily an old mate of ours keeps it garaged for him now we don't have premises. It's not the sort of thing you can keep parked on your drive.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2344 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:54 am

Good morning everyone, its a lovely sunny morning.
In case you wonder what the black cloud is cop this
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-23123549

I was putting my bin bags out in Sheldon at 6am and noticed it was snowing.....Ash


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RE: Open All Hours

#2345 by Voltman , Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:39 am

I can clearly see the plume of smoke rising from West of Yardley, it's coming this way and is almost overhead.
It won't be long before it reaches the flight path for the airport.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2346 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:46 am

V olty its been over the airport for hours, it was snowing ash over sheldon at 6am


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RE: Open All Hours

#2347 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:50 am


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RE: Open All Hours

#2348 by Voltman , Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:13 am

SB, It was snowing ash here but the sky above was clear.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2349 by Voltman , Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:10 am

Now it's serious. The sun is obscured. I may as well go and do some work.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2350 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:23 am

It's still bright and sunny here as I can see no sign of smoke to the north. Mind you there are a few rain clouds about.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2351 by astwood , Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:08 am

looking dull here more rain soon

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RE: Open All Hours

#2352 by Sheldonboy , Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:28 am

Good morning everyone
I thought a News item was funny yesterday

A Toilet at Westminster was being restored..... For Peers.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2353 by astoness , Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:47 am

morning all...looking a bit dull today....

 
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RE: Open All Hours

#2354 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:24 am

Yes Good Morning a little grey today and according to the forecast rain is expected, typical as it's one of the great grandchildren's sports day today.


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RE: Open All Hours

#2355 by astoness , Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:28 am

morning phil...well ive got painting to do today...will you be going to the sports day...maybe join in with the three legged race

 
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