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by footplate1947
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Change of car? Maybe.
Replies: 94
Views: 4326

Re: Change of car? Maybe.

Only birds go cheap! :lol:
by footplate1947
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Change of car? Maybe.
Replies: 94
Views: 4326

Re: Change of car? Maybe.

Well done bandit one up for looking after an old motor. My C5 has never yet in 13 years failed an MOT yet. I find with Citroen you need to go to a Citroen specialist (not nesserserily a main dealer) because general garages don't have a clue about Citroens. Jacks of all trades and master of non. Wher...
by footplate1947
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Junction renewal - the old way
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Junction renewal - the old way

In my last house the bedroom floor had a very bad slope on it so I had a bed made for me out or old hardwood railway sleepers with adjustable feet, i still use it now, it as the rail fixing bolt holes on the headboard a real one off. Wow, Rog! Do you ever dream about a train coming and you are tied...
by footplate1947
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Change of car? Maybe.
Replies: 94
Views: 4326

Re: Change of car? Maybe.

The only thing I have always had against buying new is the extra TAX and the deprecation as it leaves the showroom. As for reliable you stand just as much chance having a breakdown in new car as you do in an older run in one. Probably more so, with a new one. Remember years ago I worked for Jessops ...
by footplate1947
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Change of car? Maybe.
Replies: 94
Views: 4326

Re: Change of car? Maybe.

Why do you change yours every other year Brian.
by footplate1947
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Change of car? Maybe.
Replies: 94
Views: 4326

Re: Change of car? Maybe.

I had a car for 2 weeks from Hertz last year. It was brand-new top of the range Mondao Estate only 4000 on the clock and I only describe it as an old bone shaker and was wondering if it had any suspension at all. It was top of the range, had every extra you could think of leather everything the lot ...
by footplate1947
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge
Topic: Mountain Goat Waggon & Carriage Works.
Replies: 50
Views: 7822

Re: Mountain Goat Waggon & Carriage Works.

It is all looking good and coming together NG. Real railway modelling I reckon. That end frame piece has bit of woodworm.... :lol:
by footplate1947
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: What every retailer should have
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: What every retailer should have

What a good idea for those with wives complain. I'm lucky mine does not care as long as the cash is there spend it. You cant take it with you and we are certainly not leaving it to anybody else when we go. So spend it and enjoy... :lol:
by footplate1947
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Junction renewal - the old way
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Junction renewal - the old way

Thanks for posting that film it is nice to see what things used to be. Just think a lot of those sleepers are in peoples gardens now. At my old house in Maldon I had two very long sleepers as gate posts on my side driveway. They looked nice indeed and held up two heavy wrought iron drive gates 6ft h...
by footplate1947
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Model Railway Events
Topic: TWICKENHAM MRC OPEN DAY JULY 13TH
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: TWICKENHAM MRC OPEN DAY JULY 13TH

I think people posting anything should leave text speak and abbreviations for doing text messages on their phones. Suggest they just use English in posts. Then all would understand from beginner to old hands. Much easier for all.