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Member postings for Bill Chugg

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Thread: Coronavirus - How To Register as Vulnerable
08/04/2020 19:39:35


Bin the letters and the tv ( we have managed without one for 20 years - not essential)

Decide which project you would like to see finished first and get into the workshop and get going. Recommended listening is Classic FM.

And while you are at it, make it the mid 90's instead of the 80's

Take care and I wish you well


Thread: And still they come !!
08/04/2020 19:27:02

Evening MichaeG

I have to admit not my words - I just copied and pasted it.

Seeing as though you mentioned war. War is about to break out near Padstow - Gordon Ramsay has arrived at his $4 million pound house - locals not happy, been threatened already.


08/04/2020 19:15:55

Three people in custody tonight in Exeter tonight as a result of a three caravan crash so they are still coming down. Police say they were part of a convoy.

See Cornwall Live - Fury as 'convoy of caravans and a dog' involved in M5 crash


Thread: How to void the virus.
08/04/2020 19:07:18

A motorist caught driving at 130mph claimed he was speeding to avoid catching coronavirus, according to police.

Surrey Police stopped the driver on the M25 on Tuesday.

The force posted a tweet which read: “An officer stopped a driver who was speeding on the #M25 at 130mph. His reply to why he was speeding was ‘I thought the faster I went the less chance I would catch coronavirus’. Driver reported to court. #slowdown.”


Thread: Coronavirus
08/04/2020 16:23:33
Posted by Mick B1 on 08/04/2020 15:57:30:

Let's just get into the post-corona world on our feet, before we worry about it....

Well said Mike - that has to be the priority rather than speculating as to what might be, especially when you read this today on what happened yesterday.

UK records highest daily death toll from coronavirus at 854


Thread: Which suppliers are open for business?
07/04/2020 20:43:26

GLR certainly were last friday when I spoke to them..




Edited By Bill Chugg on 07/04/2020 21:06:00

Thread: Macc models
07/04/2020 20:38:17
Posted by Frank Gorse on 07/04/2020 20:31:18:

So Bill,I wonder whether your old granddad would have waited at the bus stop forever without checking that the buses were still running? Definitely a test of personality

Ah, I can answer that one.

No, he would not of done as transport was always horse and trap around the village.I am going back some 70 years here though.


Anyway, the good news is that you are sorted, your lucky day.


Edited By Bill Chugg on 07/04/2020 20:41:18

Thread: 5" gauge tender horns
07/04/2020 20:13:03


I have just read that LBSC used components from one loco on other loco's, ie the same hornblocks might be used on say two or three different tenders. ?

May be worth sending an e-mail showing the part to say GLR and Blackgates asking if they have anything similar ?



Edited By Bill Chugg on 07/04/2020 20:18:53

Thread: Borehole pressure vessel change
07/04/2020 18:30:08


Edited By Bill Chugg on 07/04/2020 18:30:58

07/04/2020 18:30:07


Thank you for the info, I certainly have learnt a lot today and hopefully others have found it of interest.

Now off to research reed bed sewage systems, another new area for me


Thread: 5" gauge tender horns
07/04/2020 17:56:15

5 inch gauge on Reeves site-found it but no stuck.

Fabricate or see if anything comparable or from another engine on Blackgates or GLR is all I can suggest.

Others have said that Reeves prices are a bit OTT.


Thread: Borehole pressure vessel change
07/04/2020 17:49:14
Posted by pgk pgk on 07/04/2020 17:41:59:

Working fine- no leaks,


I like it when a plan comes together.

I asked as not having heard of a borehole pressure vessel before this caught my eye.


Thread: 5" gauge tender horns
07/04/2020 17:45:12

Which model loco are you building ?


Thread: Borehole pressure vessel change
07/04/2020 17:23:16
Posted by pgk pgk on 07/04/2020 16:35:20:

OH and I call that a joint back, her knees and hip.

All done.


Success ?


Thread: Macc models
07/04/2020 17:05:38
Posted by JA on 07/04/2020 16:55:42:

I thought, in law, that a retailer had four weeks to satisfy an order. I may be wrong but to expect delivery in a few days may be reasonable but sometimes a little patience is required.

I worked in engineering sales for a big US company for a short time. “As soon as possible” meant exactly that. It was the lowest priority - making the tea was more important.


Edit - Posted during the satisfactory conclusion.

Edited By JA on 07/04/2020 16:58:01


I agree with the need to exercise patience, even  more so at this frustrating time.

My old grandad taught me at an early age that the ability to wait for something without frustration is a useful skill and a good aspect of one’s personality.

Something I have never forgotten


Edit typo.

Edited By Bill Chugg on 07/04/2020 17:06:34

Edited By Bill Chugg on 07/04/2020 17:07:25

07/04/2020 16:48:08
Posted by Frank Gorse on 07/04/2020 16:31:50:

Just had an email from Joe and confidently expect the missing goods in the next day or two. But this does show the importance of keeping people informed,especially with things as they are at present and after all an email doesn’t take a moment.

A satisfactory conclusion. Now I wonder how all that came about ?


07/04/2020 16:22:23
Posted by Rod Renshaw on 07/04/2020 16:13:32:

Perhaps relevant to know that, IFAIK, Joe "is" Macc Models. There is only him, and one might imagine him being busy because so many other suppliers have shut up shop and because so many modellers are suddenly having to stay home and model. If he is having supply problems because his suppliers are also busy/short handed or shut then it's little wonder he is getting behind with his orders ( is there an old joke there?) So look after him, he is doing his best.



You are quite correct, Joe is a one man band, and a thoroughly decent chap who has never let me down in the fifteen years I have been dealing with him.

At least he is still trying to supply when others are not. So as you say, look after him.


07/04/2020 16:16:40


In total agreement with you, and I would not expect any deliveries under current circumstances.

Any delivery at the moment is a bonus to me, especially the Waitrose one.


07/04/2020 15:56:27
Posted by Barrie Lever on 07/04/2020 14:56:27:


They might have bailed out and not shut the hatch behind them!! who would blame them.

Events might have over taken them.



Good to see Joe's reply and even better to see he has not bailed out.

Suppy problem, quite understandable in the circumstances, certainly nothing to get prickly about .


Edited By Bill Chugg on 07/04/2020 15:57:11

Thread: Borehole pressure vessel change
07/04/2020 13:03:27

Sounds like you are getting it sorted OK.

I have the greatest respect for anybody who can stay cool when under pressure wink


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