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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1185 on: December 05, 2020, 05:46:00 am »
Glad to know you're ok Alistair
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1186 on: December 05, 2020, 06:28:57 am »
I'm vastly relieved to hear that it was only tyres and not you that was  punctured
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1187 on: December 05, 2020, 07:52:44 am »
In my early days with MTS I was driving my Cortina Mk V Estate up the A38 back toward Derby when a truck in front of me dropped one its railway sleeper loads off the back, right in front of me!  :o

The sleeper bounced (!) and one end went clean through my radiator grille, came to a stop against the engine, and with the other end embedded in the road, brought me to an abrupt halt. Thank goodness for seat belts and strong anchorages!

While much of the car was a wreck and had to be rebuilt at some length, I knew who owned the truck as it was my previous employers, British Rail! Needless to say my insurance people were VERY pleased to know that.  ;D

That wasn't pay back was it Kit?

My thanks to everyone for their concern. I luckily hit whatever it was "head on" as it were, I don't think about what would have happened otherwise as I was overtaking a car at the time.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1188 on: December 18, 2020, 01:19:16 pm »
Now offically on holiday for three weeks  :drink: :cheers: :party:

Started the holiday be visiting the nearest IKEA to buy some more large packing boxes only to find that they no longer do the size I was buying so I had to buy more of a smaller size which will limit the number of kits I can put into them  :banghead:

I have so got to reduce the number of models I have "to hand" while increasing the loft insulation or I will never get some of the started projects finished or even to start others which is too tempting.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1189 on: December 26, 2020, 12:10:22 pm »
Among the other Christmas presants I received this year, there was this outstanding gift from Alisa my faience

20201226_140154 small by Alastair Macfarlane, on Flickr

Merry Christamss to All, or which ever holiday suits

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1190 on: December 26, 2020, 12:48:11 pm »
Great T-shirt! It sums up the innocent look all cats have. That or the 'I did it and I don't care' sneer.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1191 on: December 28, 2020, 12:55:22 pm »
Love the t-shirt!  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1192 on: January 03, 2021, 06:35:37 pm »
HAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!!  Glorious!  ;D :wacko:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1193 on: January 03, 2021, 09:51:57 pm »
 ;D :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1194 on: January 03, 2021, 11:13:48 pm »
Love that shirt!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1195 on: January 05, 2021, 08:30:58 am »
Just finished installing a new bookcase in my modelling room, although no books are ever likely to grace it's shelves. It was purchased solely for the purpose of improving the vertical stability of the stash net to my modelling bench which until now has over the years produced the odd avalanche and landslide of boxes and kits!  :blink:
Now the kits that were in the tittering tower are all nicely sat and well behaved on some nice solid shelves which will ensure that despite the frailty of some manufacturers boxes, nothing will fall onto the modelling bench   :lol:
Not only that but I have found something called a "carpet" that was hiding under one of the piles of boxes and the fuselage of an Airfix modern Mk.IX Spitfire that had gone missing some time ago :rolleyes:
Severall projects have also been unearthed and a very usefull tool for one of them. A Draper Sanding Mouse, I deal for those old Revell Shackletons and Fw200's you may have laying around.
Come the weekend, those kits I have just reorganised into a more stable situation, should be added to my stash catalogue which is currently sitting at just under 800 kits which doesn't include what is hiding in the bedroom  :rolleyes:

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