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Take it she isn`t used to a ramp at all, give her all the time she needs to make adjustments and she might just surprise you. Good luck.

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A slightly stressful outbound journey today navigating through the sailies but a lovely return journey

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Great photos, perfect weather for a great day on the water :594c04f0e761f_default_AnimatedGifVehiclessaily:

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I dont pick up judith 5 until Tuesday.

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In that case a stranger stole the wave I gave you :default_biggrin:

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10 hours ago, Lulu said:

A slightly stressful outbound journey today navigating through the sailies but a lovely return journey

 

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Ah Reedling class Number 2  Siskin, on it's way on a down river race with Horning sailing club.

Nothing to worry about, follow down the right hand bank , when the sailing boat in front turns away from the right hand bank, go forward, passing behind.  If they come back for a second try at your side, don't worry, they'll turn away (might be close) they can't win their race if they've broken their boat by hitting you..

 

My day was however spent building a hard top for my trailer so I can transport my model railway to Hoveton Village hall for our Open day on 26th May 10:30-15:30.

 Sadly we have to charge £3:00 for entry (£2 for concessions) as we've got to pay for the hire of the hall..we should have 7 to 10 layouts (most running some under construction) our second hand stall, our loco repair expert if you've got a non runner, and a tea bar.

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23 minutes ago, TheQ said:

our loco repair expert if you've got a non runner, and a tea bar.

Now, What little comment would dear Mr. Q be expecting for that one I wonder.

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59 minutes ago, MauriceMynah said:

Now, What little comment would dear Mr. Q be expecting for that one I wonder.

The tea bar or the non runner?

Our loco expert has been very successful with people bringing along locos  that for some reason don't work. There is no charge for this, but he hasn't got parts, but will tell you where to get whats failed, or adjust anything for free that he can.

Our tea bars are normally quite popular and normally have cake available.

I'll sneak in an advert anywhere I can, I've put stuff on various model ralway forums about events on the Norfolk broads, which reminds me.. Have I mentions the 3RR on, RMWEB, the N Gauge Forum and Your Model Railway this year..

 

 

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I don't have a model railway, nor a tea bar but I wish your repair expert a lovely day however 'loco' he may be.

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1 hour ago, MauriceMynah said:

I don't have a model railway, nor a tea bar but I wish your repair expert a lovely day however 'loco' he may be.

Oh he's definately Loco ... He's hand building O gauge track for his own layout..

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That's me secured tickets for the Vue cinema tomorrow.  Myself and MrsG going to see 'Rocket Man'

Griff

 

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Waiting at the O2 ...

 

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7 minutes ago, SwanR said:

Waiting at the O2 ...

 

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:default_huh:  Not very full, is it?

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Our day today very busy.First up we took poppy out cat to the vet.She has a course of jabs June and December  for her Arthritis and her nails trimmed. Then food shopping. Shopping done then head to Leeds castle, Marina doing Segway,a Birthday present from me(last years).Next up head to see our daughter Nicola,her boyfriend his parents and family,also a long time since we saw her horse Whizz. A busy but enjoyable day,helped by the weather. 

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1 hour ago, Happy said:

:default_huh:  Not very full, is it?

My guess,before the start most people stay in the bar.The same when we was there a few weeks ago to see Take That.Once it stats they all flood in.The same happens at Football.

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4 hours ago, Happy said:

:default_huh:  Not very full, is it?

Lol, it certainly didn't look it when I took that photo but it was full by the time the concert started.

3 hours ago, Chelsea14Ian said:

Enjoy the Bubble!

Thanks Ian. He was amazing as always. A real performer ... it was a two hour show with no break in the middle.

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Saturday - I'm working away in my own time for free yet again on my Lads Restoration house that is now up for sale in Finningley village.  Comes to start the 'GriffTile' van to drive home, And . . . .  the starter motor finally gave up.

It has been getting more troublesome over the last few weeks, I knew it was on it''s way out so I got the van booked in for next week with my local trusted mechanic since about 3 x weeks ago for a full service, a few other items and most importantly a new starter motor.  I was hoping it would last.  It didn't  :default_2gunsfiring_v1:

Rang Bro' who lives in same village, quick tow off to bump start and I'm away home.  Yesterday forenoon at home it fired up - Just. back round to my lads place finished off a few more items and yes, you've guessed it - Nil starting again.  another tow bump start and I'm home.

Today I had to go to work with minimal tools in MrsG's car - fortunately I'm fully stripping out a bathroom so didn't need many tools. 

This morning at  0700 sharp the 'GriffTile' van was dropped off at mateys garage prearranged for a new starter motor only.  It took them FOUR hours to change the damn thing.  Had to grind off bolt heads, drill out bolts etc. plus whole front bumper / valance has to come off in the first place.  Well to be honest my van doesn't do long distances apart from round trips to Stalham, it's got 176'000 miles on it now and that starter motor is 15 years old, will have been used tens of thousands of times and never been taken off so it doesn't owe me owt.  The invoice inc vat was £306:00 supply / fit so not too bad.  Saved me the hassle of doing it and allowed me to continue working and not let down a client.

Griff

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Vauxhal Vivaro 1:9CDTi - The best van I have ever had.  The van prior to that was a Mercedes Vito - Biggest pile of horse manure ever.  Damn thing cost me more to keep on the road than it earnt me - I'm exaggerating slightly of course but due to that experience I now would never ever have Merc van ever again ever and I bought the bl00dy thing from a main dealer too - Should have known better, I kinda knew I was getting a pup but tooooo late by the time my fears were confirmed.

Yertiz Vivaro - now of course it has 'My' cherished plate on it - R641 CHG - Perfect

 

Griff

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Just goes to show my point in another thread. I wouldn't buy a Vivaro due to bad reports however my 08 125k Vito doesn't owe me a penny.

Weird isn't it?

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some old cars and vans just go on- and on- hence my volvo v70, 17 years old just on 178,000 miles, by the end of the year it will be 200,000, most of the ones I have owned in the past have easily exceeded the 1/4 million miles, so at least a couple more years left in it (fingers crossed and touching wood) this one replaced my 19 year old v70 that needed a new clutch at 268,000 miles.

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Hope your wrong about Mercedes vans, I took delivery of a Sprinter on saturday, just waiting for the conversion people to turn it into a camper.

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Sprinter - not heard owt bad about em but then again not looked. My Vito had suffered issues before I bought it, dealership kept them quiet. I found out later. That thing cost me 2 cylinder heads, 2 sets of  injectors, oh and the gearbox once partially fell off - fractured chassis mounting caused by heavy handed dealership mechanics when they changed the head first time

Griff

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