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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
NEW VERSION TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR MEMBERS WITH SLOW CONNECTIONS TO CONNECT.

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Bradders
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Posted - 11/10/2011 : 10:59
Drat .....I'm in Derby at the moment but have to drive back to Cornwall  tomorrow........!

Have a good day Stanley.

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belle
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Posted - 11/10/2011 : 12:16
looking for Baa lambs Bradders?


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Stanley
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Posted - 12/10/2011 : 04:52
Terry and I are looking forward to the last push. It's been a long hard road and all credit to Robert for staying the course. I'll be taking the Roger Perry Memorial camera with me and I'll post a pic. (Another bloody steam engine!)


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gearce
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Posted - 12/10/2011 : 07:33
From 'In Black and White' in today's Melbourne Herald Sun newspaper.

Man went into his local post office yesterday and noticed it was running a competition where he could win $20,000.

All he had to do was spend $20 and, since he was doing that, asked how he could enter.

He was told he couldn't enter there and then but had to buy a 60c stamp and mail his entry, presumably back to the post office he was standing in.

How's that for covering the cost of the prizemoney?


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Stanley
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Posted - 13/10/2011 : 05:47
Terry rang last night to confirm today. Looking forward to it and the weather looks a bit better as well! So a day with a 600hp engine.....  Lovely!


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Bradders
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Posted - 14/10/2011 : 20:01
Please write and tell us about that engine Stanley (....why the ring gear on the flywheel...for turning her over at the start-up ?)

...It must be sweatcorn harvest day today .....our lane is like a Tracktor GP circuit !

Edited by - Bradders on 14/10/2011 10:12:34 PM


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Stanley
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Posted - 15/10/2011 : 04:54
The big jack gear on the side of the wheel is the drive to the second motion pinion on the main shaft. The engine is barred round by a smaller steam engine engaging in the pockets round the periphery of the wheel. I don't think the Kids would appreciate me going into full steam engine mode on this topic! If you want a topic on it just shout and I'll do some explanation with pics for you. (Mind you, what the hell do I know about it anyway....)

 What grabbed me yesterday was a little puzzle. (Don't worry, I'm not going into steam engine mode!) I was putting one of my engines together and a part that should have fitted perfectly didn't. The point is that I was absolutely sure of something and it turned out to be wrong. After a coat of thinking it over I pinned it down, I had made a small mistake which was easily put right. Isn't it funny how we can have a fixed idea that we are absolutely sure of but turns out to be wrong. A metaphor for life and the reason why fitters are the most logical and adaptable men in the world.


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Tardis
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Posted - 17/10/2011 : 16:14
don't know if this might be better as a separate topic:

Nearly 7,000 people are on the active transplant list, 25,000 are on dialysis...A transplant costs the NHS less per year than dialysis - £6,000 compared with £40,000. Alas, last year (to 31st March 2011), kidney transplant numbers hadn't increased, at just over 2,600. However, it is promisisng that Organ Donor Registration numbers are rising annually, giving hope of more transplants from deceased donors. For details on kidney transplants and organ donation visit wwww.organdonation.nhs.uk and click on statistics

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Stanley
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Posted - 18/10/2011 : 04:09
How much longer it takes to boil a kettle on the hob compared with the defunct electric kettle. New one should get here today from Argos!


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Posted - 18/10/2011 : 06:22
They are harvesting both sugar beet and pig poo round here. More lorries moving around with pig poo than sugar beet. The sugar beet is off to the refinery shown on the Stephen Fry "Who do you think you are"


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Stanley
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Posted - 18/10/2011 : 06:55
Jules, when I was on the tramp the start of the Sugar Beet harvest, 'The Campaign' as they call it, was always good news because there was plenty of work for us carting warm sacks of dried pulp from the factory to the feed merchants. In my case it was always the British Sugar factory at Brigg near you. The big sacks came up a long conveyor in the warehouser and they didn't half press you! There was a red panic button on the end of the conveyor that you could hit if you were getting overwhelmed but it was a matter of honour to keep up with them. Hard work and the worst thing was the stick grit that sifted out of the bags when they landed on your back off the conveyor. A partial cure was to make an empty bag into a hood and keep the worst of it out of your neckhole! Another thing was that as you drove along the bags settled and it was a good thing to stop and tighten up your ropes after about half an hour on the road. Thosr were the days, fit as a butcher's dog and a tiger for work! Ah well......


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Posted - 18/10/2011 : 07:07
Still called the campaign Stanley. Very much automated as you can imagine. I don't think they would allow anyone but their own staff now to load or unload. And doesn't it smell, the pulping process, ugh.


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wendyf
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Posted - 18/10/2011 : 13:41
How quickly the hens came running this morning when I slipped & fell outside the barn.....they were after the onions I dropped as I fell, but heaven help me if I had been bloody and unable to get up!!


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cloghopper
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Posted - 18/10/2011 : 17:26
Do they still feed sugar beet pulp to cattle?

cheers,

cloggy 


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Bradders
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Posted - 18/10/2011 : 23:44
Wendy ...Serves you right for going for that rhode island / piranha cross variety ......they know their onions ...eh!

Not too bruised I hope ......

J ,Ooops , I mean  Differently named , was talking about  "harvesting pig poo" above ......Errr ? 

They pump it into tankers every other morning , just across the lane from me  .....I 'm not sure I'd call that "harvesting" , as such........but then the pigs aren't exactly "free range " either......Ah Well !


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