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by Big Jim
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 99
Views: 13113

Re: eBay madness

Nice engine built by a well respected and competent builder and not many made so they don't often come up for sale. I think if I had one to sell, this is the sort of figure I would be advertising it at to see if anyone bit with the understanding that I might take a lower offer. When you get items li...
by Big Jim
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Not the usual Nigerian generals....
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: Not the usual Nigerian generals....

Funnily enough I had one today, first in ages. I just pointed out in my best parsons voice that I felt that he might be breaking the 9th commandment in an attempt to break the 8th. "You have a good day Sir" was the reply........ It makes a change from people asking about an accident I don't remember...
by Big Jim
Tue May 29, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 99
Views: 13113

Re: eBay madness

I would say so
by Big Jim
Thu May 24, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: New arrival on the GWLR
Replies: 14
Views: 616

Re: New arrival on the GWLR

I saw the prototypes of these at Llanfair last year and was very impressed with them.

I look forwards to seeing the results of it being 'spivved-up' (or should that be 'beaten-up'?)
by Big Jim
Tue May 22, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Enlargement - Part the Second.
Replies: 32
Views: 1167

Re: Enlargement - Part the Second.

A quick update on the Railmotor. Any form of modelling has taken a huge back seat at the moment but I have managed to have a couple of steam ups. The down side of large scale steam is that it cannot be played with quickly. At least two hours are needed for a good run from cold and at the moment two ...
by Big Jim
Tue May 22, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Battery capacity
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Battery capacity

Over twelve hours is quite impressive. I wonder if external temperature would make much of a noticeable difference?
by Big Jim
Thu May 10, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Rushton Bucyrus 10RB digger
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Rushton Bucyrus 10RB digger

I don't know if it is any help but I am sure that Tonka did an excavator toy, not very detailed but it might be a start and may be around the right size.
by Big Jim
Thu May 10, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Job finds fellow steamer
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Job finds fellow steamer

Good grief there must be something in the air at the moment. I called over to see a colleague last night in a neighbouring parish about a couple of things. This chap is known for being quite ferocious and I wondered why he had invited me to his house rather than conversing on the telephone. It turns...
by Big Jim
Wed May 02, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Boots
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: Boots

The best old army trick for softening leather makes them too smelly to wear :D
by Big Jim
Wed May 02, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Boots
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: Boots

Can't you get them repaired? It saves having to break a new pair in.
by Big Jim
Wed May 02, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Boots
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: Boots

DM's are no longer made in the UK and as a result no longer seem to last. I used to get years out of a pair of 8 eyelet boots and about 3 years out of a pair of DM steel toe cap boots. But my last pair lasted 6 months. Army Issue combat boots are now my choice of footwear, although event these are g...
by Big Jim
Wed May 02, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My Old Car…is now a TV STAR
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: My Old Car…is now a TV STAR

My last XJS was dark red. But I agree BRG is the way to go for most British motor transport suitable for Gentlemen.
by Big Jim
Wed May 02, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Volunteering
Replies: 18
Views: 459

Re: Volunteering

Ian, I think you are right with this. A good way to do it is to turn up and make a nuisance of yourself until someone gives you a job to do.
by Big Jim
Tue May 01, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Poetry in (loco)motion
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Poetry in (loco)motion

Cracking
by Big Jim
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Old Jokes
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Old Jokes

A bee flying backwards surly?