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by chinatyke
26 May 2018, 08:25
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2436
Views: 136754

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

https://www.zoopla.co.uk/house-prices/heaton-norris/norris-avenue/ What's the average house price in Norris Avenue? The average price for property in Norris Avenue stood at £224,936 in May 2018. This is a rise of 2.19% in the last three months (since February 2018) and rise of 5.26% since 12 months...
by chinatyke
25 May 2018, 08:45
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2282
Views: 162543

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Stanley wrote:
25 May 2018, 03:45
...and it were disintegrating. Lumps of flywheel flying off and ...
That's why it's called a flywheel?
by chinatyke
25 May 2018, 08:31
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8311
Views: 347505

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Wheal Jane tin mine? A lot of mines had seams running under the sea so I guess there was a lot of water to shift. I was in Cornwall with my family when they were young and desperately seeking to get to a bank before 3pm closing time. I stopped my car and asked 3 men who were talking on the pavement ...
by chinatyke
25 May 2018, 03:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8311
Views: 347505

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Cornish tin mine drainage pump?
by chinatyke
23 May 2018, 06:17
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8615
Views: 397400

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

See THIS for the latest evidence that the High Street is poorly, Marks and Spencer's are in trouble and closing stores down. I see that one is in Stockport, I can remember when they, Woolworth and British Home Stores were the anchors in the High Street. This is a knock on of the closures, these lar...
by chinatyke
22 May 2018, 14:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2625
Views: 143541

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topiramate

Google it! Google is crippled by the state censors in China so the above link is to Wikipedia.
by chinatyke
22 May 2018, 13:40
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8311
Views: 347505

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Counting in was the term I knew for preparing a sized warp beam for weaving. I'm not sure of what was fully involved, but it was counting the separate individual warp threads into the required number for the fabric design being produced. It was considered a specialised job - a beam could have severa...
by chinatyke
22 May 2018, 06:48
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8311
Views: 347505

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Counting in?
by chinatyke
21 May 2018, 09:07
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2282
Views: 162543

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Stanley wrote:
19 May 2018, 04:03
No such thing as a daft question China! Far less efficient and would have upset the way lubrication works in the cylinders. Better to run the engine on its original pressure and it was no trouble because it was adjusted so well.
Thanks for the explanation. :good:
by chinatyke
19 May 2018, 01:50
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8615
Views: 397400

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I've seen worse but not grade 2 listed!
by chinatyke
18 May 2018, 13:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2625
Views: 143541

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I'm pretty sure the woman I was speaking of is Malaysian. I was married to a Malaysian lady. She never spit in the street. She ALWAYS called herself Chinese even though she was born in Malaysia. "If a dog is born in a stable, is it a horse?" - Bernard Manning's quote about Asians saying they were b...
by chinatyke
18 May 2018, 12:45
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8615
Views: 397400

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

That's the argument put forward by the woman who produced the report on cladding. I feel sorry for her because I think she has done a good job and put her finger on the real problem, the Building Regs are not fit for purpose. The problem she has hit is the gap between a technical assessment and a s...
by chinatyke
18 May 2018, 04:43
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2282
Views: 162543

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Is this a daft question? Why didn't you reduce the steam pressure at the boiler, i.e. before the engine governor, when you were running on light loads? Wouldn't this have been easier and just as effective a method of controlling the power output?
by chinatyke
18 May 2018, 04:20
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just saying hi
Replies: 20
Views: 205

Re: Just saying hi

Stanley wrote:
18 May 2018, 02:56
That was why one of his ground rules was that the site isn't a democracy!
Suits me, sir!
by chinatyke
17 May 2018, 16:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2625
Views: 143541

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Tizer, other things more than compensate for their idiosyncrasies. Please visit and see for yourself. Everyone is welcome at our house. I live in a very friendly place of Zhuang people, an ethnic minority in China, but over 90% of the population of this little town. They speak funny, something we ha...
by chinatyke
17 May 2018, 16:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7324
Views: 319402

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Best wishes with that.
by chinatyke
17 May 2018, 15:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7324
Views: 319402

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Big Kev wrote:
17 May 2018, 08:10
...winding down at the office (I have handed over all I need to). A nice lazy day with no intention to do anything productive :-)
Still another day to go isn't there?
by chinatyke
17 May 2018, 15:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2625
Views: 143541

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Oh god that reminds me of a woman (Asian) who catches my bus sometimes. I always try to get off before her and walk as fast as I can to get away from her because she spits on the ground. She doesn't stop or look around her, she just spits and continues on her way. Gross! So many times I've felt lik...
by chinatyke
17 May 2018, 14:50
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just saying hi
Replies: 20
Views: 205

Re: Just saying hi

I normally would China, but as you had already commented I left it out of respect for you. I didn't want you wondering what had happened to your post! There was no link included in the original post so no apparent threat! Thanks for the explanation Wendy. I noticed the post early in the morning (my...
by chinatyke
17 May 2018, 03:51
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 886
Views: 71580

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

I love these one-liners.
by chinatyke
17 May 2018, 03:50
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just saying hi
Replies: 20
Views: 205

Re: Just saying hi

Wendyf wrote:
16 May 2018, 16:04
Our newest member flagging up as a spammer so banned not welcomed!
Just a question, why don't you delete the entire thread when you attribute it to a spammer and keep the site super clean?
by chinatyke
17 May 2018, 03:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2625
Views: 143541

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I remember having a conversation with a Japanese lady who couldn't understand why we blew our noses into a handkerchief and them put it in our pocket. She had a point! Same in China, Stanley. They think it is gross to use a hankie! Seems it is ok to hold one nostril and blow snot onto the floor fro...
by chinatyke
16 May 2018, 15:01
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just saying hi
Replies: 20
Views: 205

Re: Just saying hi

Hi, blackmarch103. Welcome. What's the story behind your nickname?
by chinatyke
16 May 2018, 04:29
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 886
Views: 71580

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

What's Facebook?
by chinatyke
13 May 2018, 12:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5139
Views: 249841

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Que sera, sera.

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