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Re: One for JKB

Posted by mike newton <bikermike.n-at-googlemail.com> on 31 December 2012 | 0 Comments

On 31 December 2012 23:15, Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> wrote:
> http://bangshift.com/blog/incredible-carnage-photos-what-happens-when-a-4700ci-caterpillar-mining-dump-truck-engine-explodes.html
>
> WS, clue's in the url.
>
Cripes! That'll take some fixing...

Mike

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One for JKB

Posted by Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> on 31 December 2012 | 0 Comments

http://bangshift.com/blog/incredible-carnage-photos-what-happens-when-a-4700ci-caterpillar-mining-dump-truck-engine-explodes.html

WS, clue's in the url.

--
Chris

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Re: One for American trainIxies

Posted by Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> on 31 December 2012 | 0 Comments

On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 4:58 PM, mike newton <bikermike.n-at-googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 31 December 2012 22:53, Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 2:46 PM, mike newton <bikermike.n-at-googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> or anyone else who likes large steam engines
>>> http://trn.trains.com/en/Railroad%20News/News%20Wire/2012/12/Union%20Pacific%20looking%20to%20restore%20Big%20Boy%20for%20excursion%20service.aspx
>>>
>>> UP "Considering" restoring a big boy...
>>>
>> Now how cool would THAT be? Tres kewl!
> Very! not to mention loud
>
> almost worth going to Yankland for....
>
ObAnd I'm already there. Should you (or anyone else) contemplate such
a journey, bear in mind that we've housed quite a few Ixies here in
Madison -at- Rankin Towers or, in the event that this is out of the way
but you might pass through Chicago, I'll meet you there & drag you out
to hear some blues & eat some ribs.

-Gene

--
"Don't ask me nothin' about nothin'; I just might tell you the truth."
Bob Dylan said that.

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Re: One for American trainIxies

Posted by mike newton <bikermike.n-at-googlemail.com> on 31 December 2012 | 0 Comments

On 31 December 2012 22:53, Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 2:46 PM, mike newton <bikermike.n-at-googlemail.com> wrote:
>> or anyone else who likes large steam engines
>> http://trn.trains.com/en/Railroad%20News/News%20Wire/2012/12/Union%20Pacific%20looking%20to%20restore%20Big%20Boy%20for%20excursion%20service.aspx
>>
>> UP "Considering" restoring a big boy...
>>
> Now how cool would THAT be? Tres kewl!
Very! not to mention loud

almost worth going to Yankland for....

Mike

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Re: One for American trainIxies

Posted by Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> on 31 December 2012 | 0 Comments

On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 2:46 PM, mike newton <bikermike.n-at-googlemail.com> wrote:
> or anyone else who likes large steam engines
> http://trn.trains.com/en/Railroad%20News/News%20Wire/2012/12/Union%20Pacific%20looking%20to%20restore%20Big%20Boy%20for%20excursion%20service.aspx
>
> UP "Considering" restoring a big boy...
>
Now how cool would THAT be? Tres kewl!

--
ObYank "Don't ask me nothin' about nothin'; I just might tell you the
truth." Bob Dylan said that.

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RE: Thundersprint

Posted by "John K. Bilsbury" <stockport.ixie-at-gmail.com> on 31 December 2012 | 0 Comments

Allen:
> I see that the Thundersprint event has moved venue to Anglesey for =
next year.
> I went a couple of times when it was held in Northwich and had a Grand =
Day Out
> but missed the past couple of years. Might be able to make it in 2013, =
does
> anyone else intend to go? There's always loads of lovely old bikes =
there to
> drool over, including a smattering of exotics like ex-works Honda and =
MV
> racers. This year Sammy Miller brought his Guzzi V8, I wish I had made =
the
> effort to be there to hear that!
>=20
> http://thundersprint.com/index.htm

I won't know if I can go until the day[1], but I'll be attending if I =
get
chance. I've been to the Thundersprint at Seven Sisters, Heaton Park and
Northwich but I've given up on it in recent years as I didn't enjoy it =
in Marks
and Spencers car park. I found it difficult to see what was going on and =
I
thought the track was all the wrong shape for a sprint. It wasn't bad at =
Seven
Sisters, the viewing was good, but I prefer my sprints on the straight =
given the
choice.=20
Heaton Park was my favourite by far; the track was fairly straight, you =
could
stand anywhere along it and see what was going on, there were plenty of =
other
things to look at and do and, on a selfish note, it was a doddle to get =
to.

[1] My job doesn't permit planning and I can't afford to spend a day's =
leave on
reserving the weekend.

-- =20
JKB.
When the white man arrived, we had the land and they had the bible.
They taught us to pray with our eyes closed, and when we opened them, =
they had
the land and we had the bible.
Attrib. Jomo Kenyatta=A0(20 October=A01892 =96=A022 August=A01978).

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One for American trainIxies

Posted by mike newton <bikermike.n-at-googlemail.com> on 31 December 2012 | 0 Comments

or anyone else who likes large steam engines
http://trn.trains.com/en/Railroad%20News/News%20Wire/2012/12/Union%20Pacific%20looking%20to%20restore%20Big%20Boy%20for%20excursion%20service.aspx

UP "Considering" restoring a big boy...

Mike

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Re: SOS 2013 **please respond**!

Posted by Neil The~Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> on 31 December 2012 | 0 Comments

On 31/12/12 06:22 PM, Ian Nichols wrote:

>> The ONLY date they have in April is the weekend of 6th. They're then fully
>> booked till July(!).
>>
>> PLEASE let me know if this is OK, doing so by the end of this week would be
>> even betterer.
>
> I have no problem with that date.

What he said. Dunno if I will be there yet but ta Han


--
Neil The~Hippy http://www.hippyweb.me.uk

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Re: Old but not wet

Posted by Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> on 31 December 2012 | 0 Comments

On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 12:28 PM, Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Mike Fleming <mike-at-tauzero.co.uk> wrote:
>> Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> said:
>>
>>> No, you're partly worng. It looks ridiculous at ANY age. Slovenly, too.
>>
>> It's marginally better than wearing your jumper inside your trousers,
>> eg. Simon Cowell. Although I suppose, like Donald Trump, he doesn't
>> care how much of a twat he looks because he's got lots and lots of
>> money.
>>
> Wearing one's sweater [jumper] inside one's trousers is even dorkier
> than wearing one's shirt untucked.
>
I correct myself: Hawai'ian shirts are properly worn untucked. So
are guayaberas.

--
ObYank "Don't ask me nothin' about nothin'; I just might tell you the
truth." Bob Dylan said that.

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Re: Old but not wet

Posted by Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> on 31 December 2012 | 0 Comments

On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Mike Fleming <mike-at-tauzero.co.uk> wrote:
> Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> said:
>
>> No, you're partly worng. It looks ridiculous at ANY age. Slovenly, too.
>
> It's marginally better than wearing your jumper inside your trousers,
> eg. Simon Cowell. Although I suppose, like Donald Trump, he doesn't
> care how much of a twat he looks because he's got lots and lots of
> money.
>
Wearing one's sweater [jumper] inside one's trousers is even dorkier
than wearing one's shirt untucked.

--
ObYank "Don't ask me nothin' about nothin'; I just might tell you the
truth." Bob Dylan said that.

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