Viewing entries posted in March 2015

Bike trailer for sale

Posted by flook-at-neilamison.org.uk on 31 March 2015 | 0 Comments

'lo peeps.

Anyone want a bike trailer 9or know a non-Ixi who does)? It has two
'gutters' (things wot the bikes go on) but it started life as a single
bike trailer. I added the second gutter.

The plate / lable on the trailer shows a max.payload of 334Kg (gross
weight 400Kg) so ok for two light bikes.

It currently lives at my mum's house which is in the process of being
sold so it would need to be collected from mid-Staffordshire.

It's a bit scruffy as it's been living outside for a while but it's
galvanised so will clean up ok. I'll probably be replacing the tyres
before sale as they are old and not good condition from standing.=20

Trailer lights are built in but would recommend a light board for
collection as the wiring might not be reliable now.

Open to offers.

Pix of the plates linked below. I can get some of the trailer itself
next time i am up that way if needed.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v5kly8z9b9bzkcl/20150215_145830.jpg?dl=3D0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yr7us5gcx6qd17r/20150215_145840.jpg?dl=3D0


cheers,
Neil.

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One for JKB?

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 31 March 2015 | 0 Comments

Looking through my Great grandfathers notebook (he was an engineering
petty officer on HMS Scylla) I found the following song written out in
a neat copperplate hand.

The Naval Engineers

To the Tune of "The British Grenadiers"

The Royal Gazette, Bermuda Commercial and General Advertiser and Recorder

2/5/1899

We've throned the british navy
as mistress of the seas.
She needs must lead the iron-clad breed
in armoured days like these.
But who have pushed her farther
in the forefront of her peers,
than those heroes true with the stripes of blue,
the naval engineers?


From "stoker" to "artificer"
from "engineer" to "chief",
They silent plead for juster meed
and none will grant relief.
To others fall the victory's palm,
the glory and the cheers:
And who shall dare deny their share
to the naval engineers ?


On deck they're right in the thick of the fight,
or won or lost the field ;
But buried alive are the bees
in the hive hermetically sealed
On deck they know ; give blow for blow
exchange their gibes and jeers ;
but deep in the gloom of the engine-room
are the naval engineers

No outside sound may reach their ears
save the clang of the captain's bell ;
While the fire-fiends stoke
and sweat and choke
in a heat like the heat of hell
All they may learn is stop astern
"half-speed" "full-speed ahead
But who has won or
what's been done they'll find out when they're dead

If a pipe should burst or a rivet fly then
ho ! for the scalding steam ;
To breathe the breath of that boiling death
is a test of nerve supreme
Then give three cheers and one cheer more
till the heart of england hears
For the first to drown
last to renown - the naval engineers

--
atp
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.
http://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto

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Re: Anyone looked at Google Maps today?

Posted by Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> on 31 March 2015 | 0 Comments

On 31 March 2015 at 22:26, Paul_P <paulpixion-at-googlemail.com> wrote:

> Really?
>
> Seemed normal all day at work.
>

Yep.
http://uk.pcmag.com/internet-products/40835/news/play-pac-man-inside-google-maps


--
Chris

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Re: Strange goings on in the sky above me.

Posted by Paul_P <paulpixion-at-googlemail.com> on 31 March 2015 | 0 Comments

On 31 March 2015 at 21:47, Andy Cannon <andyc600-at-gmail.com> wrote:

> On 31 Mar 2015 20:00, "Chris Pollard" <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> wrote:
> >
> > [1] The nearest airport is Manchester, 30miles south.
>
> Leeds/Bradford will be closer to you and harder to find for pilots.
>

Hardly surprising. You're from 'round those parts and you can't decide
which city it is near.

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Re: This is gold

Posted by Paul <cliffedge10-at-googlemail.com> on 31 March 2015 | 0 Comments

Ben Darthjoy wrote:
> http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/03/31/eu-flag-burning-fail-video_n_6977458.html?1427816543
>
> Worksafe
>

Blasted health and safety, eh?

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Re: Strange goings on in the sky above me.

Posted by Paul <cliffedge10-at-googlemail.com> on 31 March 2015 | 0 Comments

Chris Pollard wrote:

> I'm also wondering if there's a searchable log of flights, where this
> unusual event may be looked up some time in the future.

Flightradar24 on your smartphone will let you see what's over *now*

> [1] The nearest airport is Manchester, 30miles south.

Leeds Bradford and Liverpool John Lennon also close, I think Blackpool
has closed, and there's BA at Warton and Salmesbury but I don't know if
tey are active.

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Re: Strange goings on in the sky above me.

Posted by Andy Cannon <andyc600-at-gmail.com> on 31 March 2015 | 0 Comments

On 31 Mar 2015 20:00, "Chris Pollard" <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> [1] The nearest airport is Manchester, 30miles south.

Leeds/Bradford will be closer to you and harder to find for pilots.

Andy

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This is gold

Posted by Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> on 31 March 2015 | 0 Comments

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/03/31/eu-flag-burning-fail-video_n_6977458.html?1427816543

Worksafe

Ben

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Anyone looked at Google Maps today?

Posted by Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> on 31 March 2015 | 0 Comments

Pac-mantastic.

--
Chris

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Re: 68 miles

Posted by Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> on 31 March 2015 | 0 Comments

Paul_P wrote:
> You'd never buy one anyway Ben.

Very true. There are many incompatible things in life, and an Italian
car + a mechanically inept person are high up the list!

Ben

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