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Thread: Driving style predicts Alzeimer’s …
13/07/2021 14:07:09
Posted by Speedy Builder5 on 13/07/2021 11:14:37:

Wow, how interesting. I now walk slower, spend money slower, eat slower - I must be degenerating !!

What a load of old tosh,


I hope you are not degenerating. I had a relation who commited suicide as he was unable to cope with being unable to do what he could, remember things, etc.

I have seious issues with it and some days I just wish it was all over .

May you always be a Speedy Builder and never become  a Slower Builder.

I wish you well.


Edited By br on 13/07/2021 14:09:40

13/07/2021 09:20:09

Problems driving was the way mine was discovered.. I no longer drive.when I thought I would be able to for twenty or more years to come.

Coping with it is a struggle, especially when you make stupid mistakes and I struggle with others pointing this out to me.


Thread: Man management
12/07/2021 20:53:21
Posted by Frank Gorse on 12/07/2021 20:38:08:

The word ‘some’ is only used in the phrase‘some job’

The only possible inference from the original letter is that all local tradesmen are cowboys and most get up to dirty tricks.

How right you are. My error, yet again . Silly me.making mistakes agian.


Edited By br on 12/07/2021 20:54:02

12/07/2021 20:53:20
Posted by Frank Gorse on 12/07/2021 20:38:08:

The word ‘some’ is only used in the phrase‘some job’

The only possible inference from the original letter is that all local tradesmen are cowboys and most get up to dirty tricks.

How right you are. My error, yet again . Silly me.


12/07/2021 20:28:59
Posted by Frank Gorse on 12/07/2021 19:49:00:

Brian,I’m fairly sure that a number of members on this forum(Jason?) are or have been in the building and related trades. You appear to dismiss them-us- all as ‘cowboys’ who get up to ‘dirty tricks’. Perhaps you would like to reconsider that ?


Bit of a prickly debate wink


HBrian used the word SOME, not ALL, as stated by you, so perhaps no need to reconsider ?


Edited By br on 12/07/2021 20:33:42

12/07/2021 19:05:23
Posted by not done it yet on 12/07/2021 18:51:36:

I have no idea why this is a topic on a model engineering forum, where the vast majority work on their own, as hobbyists, without any particular time constraints and while safety is an important subject it does not really affect us in law.

Quite NDIY.

I agree with you, 100%.

Usually, me posting kills the topic off, so fingers crossed.wink


Edited By br on 12/07/2021 19:07:20

Edited By br on 12/07/2021 19:16:02

Thread: Simplicity Steam Roller
12/07/2021 07:53:53

Cannot find anything on an internet search.

May be worth asking Andy at Stuarts if any info available ?


Thread: 2 Inch Ransomes
11/07/2021 08:42:04
Posted by Robin Dufton on 11/07/2021 07:23:36:

Ok. I guessed there would have been more interest in this, especially the steel boiler to our design, as we must be doing something wrong. I guess we'll go back to building it behind closed doors.

Going back to build it behind closed doors would be a mistake.

You are getting plenty of views, as per Jason above, so plenty of interest.

I have been waiting for more info on boiler since last mentioned by you, ie copper or steel tubes , and making and fitting of same.


Thread: More security for the shed
10/07/2021 19:38:55

Infra red beam covering doors and windows coupled up to to a couple of rook scarers.

You will know they are there, and they may well need a change of underwear,  wink

Nice and simple and cheap.



Edited By br on 10/07/2021 19:40:36

Edited By br on 10/07/2021 20:04:54

Thread: Lynton and Barnstable Railway Open Goods Wagons - Missing Details
10/07/2021 16:31:38


Many locals say it so sounds like a B. In fact some of the old boys say it with the broad devonshire accent and it sounds more like BARN STUBBLE.

Also, I think the mind associates a barn with a stable, horses, etc, more than a staple, if you see what I mean.

All good fun


PS  My wife says in old days over here it was spelt with a B.  So I have learnt something.

She says details on wikepedia.

The spelling Barnstable is obsolete, but retained by an American county and city. It appears in the 10th century and is thought to derive from the Early English bearde, meaning "battle-axe", and stapol, meaning "pillar", referring to a post or pillar to mark a religious or administrative meeting place. The belief that the name comes from staple meaning "market", indicating a market here from the foundation of the settlement, is likely to be incorrect, as the use of staple in that sense first appears in England in 1423.[5]


Edited By br on 10/07/2021 16:39:49

10/07/2021 14:43:33


Stephen Philiphs is very approachable and, from past experience, will help if he can.

I have every book on the L & B so will help if I can, Just send PM.

Born and bred locally,  my relations worked on the railway, so very close to my heart.


Edited By br on 10/07/2021 14:45:13

10/07/2021 14:34:47
Posted by Nigel Bennett on 10/07/2021 14:24:59:

Good luck with your wagons... but why is it that so many people think there's a place called "Barnstable"? It's Barnstaple! If ever I do a Google search for something associated with the L&B I generally do two searches with one mis-spelled...

Close examination of one of Peco's 009 wagons may well explain the odd mystery you may still have.


Many people think there is a place called Barnstable because there is. A google search will tell you that. wink

I for one am pleased I have got it right on this occassion, right spelling, right country.


Edited By br on 10/07/2021 14:35:54

09/07/2021 17:12:42


Above book is the bible and worth having ref drawings and dimensions.

The Lynton and Barnstaple Association may be worth contacting.


Thread: Beam Engine
08/07/2021 19:30:25
Posted by Grindstone Cowboy on 08/07/2021 19:17:39:

Agreed, no need to leave. And may I suggest Derek didn't mean anything nasty by his comment?


Agreed Rob but sadly making mistakes just goes against the grain with me, My problem I know, but too me it is important.

Thanks for all your kind words chaps , appreciated but I have to live with myself,

Suspect that may not make sense to a lot of you, but thats the way I am,


08/07/2021 18:00:54
Posted by noel shelley on 08/07/2021 17:53:20:

Bill, We all make mistakes, don't worry. Best wishes Noel


Noel Thanks kind words which is appreciated.

I have to be realistic as my wife says . I love the forum, I love the enjoyment it brings , but I am making errors and being told publicly about them is making me feel bad, . A  pm I could live with. Then Derek , was not to know of my situation. 

Reluctantly. to be fair to all members, and to save myself further embarressment, I have just asked Jason to close my account.

Thanks Noel for your kind words I wish all members well.



Edited By br on 08/07/2021 18:02:36

08/07/2021 17:47:22
Posted by Derek Lane on 08/07/2021 17:36:47:

Thank you Tom and Jason. Ordered the ME vol 2 Jason.


Bill I think you need to re read my original post I already have that book




Yes , my wife has just read it to me .   . Silly me .

Please accept my apologies but this alzheimers I have make s me do stupid things like that.

I hope you are never in the same position as me when things do not register, and people pull you up on it. Not a nice situation.

Perhaps best I do not comment again and make myself look a fool.


I think that as this is becoming a problem area for me, and I do not wish fo cause members problems like this, best I leave the forum, so I will ask the mods to delete my account. 

Edited By br on 08/07/2021 17:48:26

Edited By br on 08/07/2021 17:52:27

08/07/2021 16:39:18

Building the Beam Engine Mary Paperback – 1 Jun. 1981

by Tubal Cain (Author)

4.0 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

See all formats and editions


Derek  Avaiable on Amazon as above , also they come up on ebay and suspect CAMDEN may be able to supply new,

Hope this helps 


Edited By br on 08/07/2021 16:41:17

Thread: advice old British motorcycle
07/07/2021 19:11:57
Posted by colin brannigan on 07/07/2021 18:12:50:


Good advice from Chris, always buy a complete bike even if it's in bits.................

triton before.jpg

This is the Triton as I bought it, but it was all there

What a joy the finished machine is. Lovely restoration , well done and thanks for sharing.

I could sit and look at that all day.


Thread: SIP 14" Professional Bandsaw
06/07/2021 14:25:52
Posted by Malcolm Farrant on 06/07/2021 10:31:14:

I have tried to send suitable photos, but the sie tells me all are much too long !!



Can you not put them in your album to the same size as your Minnie ones

Then upload from album into thread ?

Just a thought.


Thread: advice old British motorcycle
06/07/2021 13:53:59

My Norton Dominator with the featherbed frame suffered engine failure many moons ago,

My pal grafted in a Triumph 650cc twin engine and it worked well. Handling was superb.

Always wanted a Harley WLCR.


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