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by StoneRoad
19 Sep 2019, 18:36
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
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leatherworker, maybe saddler or harness maker would be my suggestion.

Lovely tools ...
by StoneRoad
18 Jul 2019, 11:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Horn spoon
Sailmaker's needle

the wine bottle stoppers ?
by StoneRoad
17 Jul 2019, 18:39
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 779
Views: 59926

Re: Wildlife Corner

Very pleased to confirm the sighting of a greenfinch today on the feeders.

This is the first I've seen for certain for several years, the population crashed because of a fatal infection (bacterial, I think) usually spread in areas of high numbers, for example around bird feeders.
by StoneRoad
13 Jul 2019, 21:06
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 779
Views: 59926

Re: Wildlife Corner

Talking of young things - getting to see a few young birds now. Some of them being shown the feeders we keep topped up all year, others far more independent ... let me see. what's been about today. Young male blackbird, still in his brown coat. young greater spotted woodpecker. various tits and chaf...
by StoneRoad
10 Jul 2019, 18:46
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Armoured car or light tank ?
by StoneRoad
08 Jul 2019, 17:32
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 779
Views: 59926

Re: Wildlife Corner

Same seems to apply to Ants ( having disturbed in Error two nests in different places - armful of formic acid !) A local hedgehog has been eating the cat food outside the back door including the dry cat food. I am not sure this is good for the hedgehog (and give that the houses surround gardens but...
by StoneRoad
08 Jul 2019, 13:57
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Neatly parked, but I suspect whoever was in charge will be having an "interview without tea and biscuits" ...
by StoneRoad
05 Jul 2019, 17:45
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Bibby's didn't do pet food but some cans were army emergency rations. Mostly vegetables and puddings. Hopefully not the canned cheese, anything but the canned cheese ! That stuff wouldn't melt, even in the oven ! The oatmeal "biscuits" and canned jam were quite nice, though Most of the rat packs I ...
by StoneRoad
25 Jun 2019, 16:23
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

polishing compound ?
by StoneRoad
23 Jun 2019, 21:23
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

chinatyke wrote:
22 Jun 2019, 05:14
Stanley wrote:
22 Jun 2019, 03:06
... it was originally off a German railway carriage ...
Where was Stoneroad when you needed him!
Playing trains aka gricing at a gala in TLC of Wales

(but I'm not good with continental rolling stock)
by StoneRoad
17 Jun 2019, 10:24
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 779
Views: 59926

Re: Wildlife Corner

This year, for example, two breeding pairs of greater spotted woodpeckers, several members of the tit family and at least two pairs of goldfinches, blackbirds, robins, wrens and chaffinches make up most of the rest. This year I seem to have acquired some house sparrows ... That's great, well done! ...
by StoneRoad
13 Jun 2019, 09:55
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 779
Views: 59926

Re: Wildlife Corner

The other rescues have been Hedgepigs ...

http://www.ipernity.com/doc/312383/album/404901


We don't have a resident in care at present, and I'm not sure if there is one in the wood or garden at all this year.
by StoneRoad
13 Jun 2019, 09:52
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 779
Views: 59926

Re: Wildlife Corner

With regards to the blackbirds hereabouts, there is one male that is definitely less timid than normal

this album explains ...

http://www.ipernity.com/doc/312383/album/482279

I may try some fresh mealworms later in the month, to see if he will come down to me.
by StoneRoad
13 Jun 2019, 09:46
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 779
Views: 59926

Re: Wildlife Corner

I have an enormous garden and attached bit of mixed woodland, rural and about 800/900 foot up in SW Northumberland (so not actually local to Barlick!) When we first moved in, over 20 years ago, the garden was neglected and overgrown and the bit of woodland didn't exist. I did my best to improve thin...
by StoneRoad
12 Jun 2019, 14:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Reference plates ?
by StoneRoad
30 May 2019, 20:03
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it a foxglove ?
by StoneRoad
26 May 2019, 13:46
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Looking closely, I can see two funnels and sets of mechanical rods. So I assume one was for each screw.
I had thought one engine would be propulsion and the other turning the weed cutting screws.

Another look and I see the tow bar between the bits, on the rear of the foredeck.
by StoneRoad
25 May 2019, 15:53
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

That's a steam launch that has been modified to cut reeds / clear weed from a river / canal
by StoneRoad
24 May 2019, 17:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9623
Views: 408826

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

first - get some sun whilst gardening (and doing laundry, thankfully the washer is behaving itself) then mid-morning, change into blacks and head for a funeral (may chicken out, it is only a few months since my dad died) mid-afternoon, meet up with S-I-L to scatter some of F-I-L's ashes. back home v...
by StoneRoad
07 May 2019, 14:43
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I thought surveyor's mark as well.

But the spacing might mean "chainage" ie distance measurements (a chain is 22 yards, if I remember my old money stuff)
by StoneRoad
17 Mar 2019, 21:10
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

First class picture. Went on to look round your other images. Some really good stuff in there. There is a section on restorations etc: why not put some of them in there? Thanks, Plaques. Glad you enjoyed looking around my Ipernity images. Although it is a long time since I last updated the thread, ...
by StoneRoad
14 Mar 2019, 19:22
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

IIRC there was a theory that "Spinners" were for higher speed passenger services, something to do with larger driving wheels whereas goods trains needed haulage power at lower speeds and so had smaller, coupled wheels. here's a "Stirling Single" NER 50 built 1870 (or spinner with the 4-2-2 layout) a...
by StoneRoad
13 Mar 2019, 22:32
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

4-2-2 tender locomotive ...

with narrow gauge track in the foreground.

will have to do some thinking for anything else !
by StoneRoad
09 Mar 2019, 08:50
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Low water level in a reservoir, but no idea which one, exposing remains of a farm building or something similar ? ...
by StoneRoad
04 Mar 2019, 18:33
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439924

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Seen something similar at Whitehaven Marina's Sea Lock, more than once.

Usually resulting from the remains of a storm surge plus highest spring tides, the lock was full which resulted in the inner lock gates being over-topped. (But not the outer gates, which are 12m vs the 8.4m of the inner ones)

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