What have forum members been up to?

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Been watching this. One for Checkie I think...

(Not sure if this going to work - link is to a Facebook Video)

https://video-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvide ... e=55B1470E

It's the work of a mad Train Driver friend of mine who did his Apprenticeship at [Location Undisclosed] many years ago and 'keeps his hand in' by restoring old Machine Tools (which he then uses to restore more of same), Construction Plant, Locomotives etc.
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The spirit of Heath Robinson is alive and well - great stuff.

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I have been to a place today where sheet metalworking, wood fettling (including bending) and some tube welding work makes road vehicles which are between 75 and 100 years old in appearance. They mix in some modern technology in their newer models (glued aluminium) but for most of us the 'classic' vehicles are the affordable pieces.

I'll leave it to the readers to work out where (so easy) - but most of Bill's crew, I guess, would fit right into the bodywork shop.

Their waste bins are much bigger than your LOOF bucket.
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malcolm uk wrote:I have been to a place today where sheet metalworking, wood fettling (including bending) and some tube welding work makes road vehicles which are between 75 and 100 years old in appearance. They mix in some modern technology in their newer models (glued aluminium) but for most of us the 'classic' vehicles are the affordable pieces.

I'll leave it to the readers to work out where (so easy) - but most of Bill's crew, I guess, would fit right into the bodywork shop.

Their waste bins are much bigger than your LOOF bucket.
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mtskull wrote:Malvern, perchance?
Yes, indeed it was.
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Rare occasion when Gill and I had same weekend off so decided to have a trip out with friends. Coniston seemed to be the prefered choice. What the hell, I hadn't been for at least a fortnight. We had a very rare weekend of glorious sunshine. June took the pressure off our friend Novie a bit by giving Donald a quick tidy up, quick visit to the museum then before we knew it was my favourite time of day. Beer o clock. Great weekend . Apart from Mikes jokes. He did take some great photos though.
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You know how you get these fussy kids that'll only eat rubbish food and won't try anything new? Well I was always determined mine would never be that way and they're not to the extent that today we got the rifle out, hunted down a bagful of crows and baked a delicious crow pie for tea. They're excellent eating if you get the chance.
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Thought it was meant to be Blackbirds?
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That and their leading edges are made of blue asbestos but best be keeping that quiet as there's lots of them lurking about where people can get up close...
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Made my annual visit to the workshop on Saturday with Paul Hannaford (after being at Coniston Records Week). Good to meet up with the build team and shake hands with some regulars I had not met. I was tasked with cotton wool cleaning the painted side of the tail fin and then adding paint to the low areas of the surface, so that in time the paint will become level and much of the '66 paint can be preserved. Everyone came to look at the job in progress so there may be some observations to follow.
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