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by chinatyke
17 Jul 2019, 06:04
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3198
Views: 171021

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

The Silent Seventh gear!
by chinatyke
15 Jul 2019, 12:15
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 386
Views: 14377

Re: Shed Matters 3

Just reminded me of a story. Whenever any of the ex-pats are doing a return trip to UK we ask around to see if anyone wants anything. One of my pals asked me to bring him back a decent drill bit and gave me the full details. Most Chinese ones aren't very good but they are cheap enough to be expendab...
by chinatyke
14 Jul 2019, 09:15
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1101
Views: 90325

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

:biggrin2:
by chinatyke
14 Jul 2019, 07:07
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 738
Views: 58745

Re: Wildlife Corner

We have a bird's nest in one of our large shrubs on our roof terrace. Happy to see at least 4 chicks hatched. I haven't identified the bird yet, it may be a yellow eared honey sucker but it will probably be something common like a sparrow! As Stanley said, it's lovely to see the birds doing well.
by chinatyke
13 Jul 2019, 14:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Good one, Maz.
Over here, all buses and train coaches have emergency glass-breaking hammers fitted and they are attached to the pillar between the windows.
I think the steps are a great idea, so simple and useful in your campervan.
by chinatyke
13 Jul 2019, 11:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

One of the things I have found in China is that they have a measure called jin which is 500g. I think there is the equivalent in Hong Kong called a catty. Unfortunately when webpages are translated to English 10 jin become 10 kg as there is no English equivalent of jin. So a website often says so mu...
by chinatyke
13 Jul 2019, 10:38
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Sorry, I've cheated and found it using Emergency Survival Hammer as my search!
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And the metal end is for the purpose Ian and I described! We demand half points!
by chinatyke
13 Jul 2019, 10:30
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it an emergency device for breaking windows if you get trapped inside your van?
by chinatyke
13 Jul 2019, 01:31
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

The silver pointer must have some use, could it be magnetic? For hanging on a door and your key ring is held by the pointed magnet end?
by chinatyke
12 Jul 2019, 13:45
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It's a high performance Artline 90 marker pen. So I'm guessing the other thing is related to art. Or dressmaking. Or tripe dressing... I've no idea. :geek:
by chinatyke
12 Jul 2019, 03:30
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Tizer wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 08:47
NB. As I wrote the above sentence there was a small insect, about 2mm long, crawling on my computer screen. I tried to flick it off but it was on the inside!
It's a computer bug.

How to get rid of a computer bug
by chinatyke
11 Jul 2019, 05:02
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10193
Views: 493379

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

ASF. China is particularly affected. Only good thing is that it isn't transmitted to humans. Big problem here at the moment. There is a national campaign ongoing with TV education programs and enforcement at field level. I've only been in one pig farm here and it was spotless and impressive. You wa...
by chinatyke
11 Jul 2019, 01:37
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I've gone back to thinking it's only 4 cylinders. Other than that I'm clueless!
by chinatyke
10 Jul 2019, 11:47
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is that a sealed dipstick port? If so, is it a marine engine? Could it be one used in amphibious vehicles? It's a 6 cylinder distributor but it could have had another one on the other side of a 12 cylinder engine?Just suggestions to maybe inspire someone else...
by chinatyke
08 Jul 2019, 04:08
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

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by chinatyke
07 Jul 2019, 12:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Not me, sir!
I do know what colour it is. Chemical works use the same glass-lined steel.
by chinatyke
01 Jul 2019, 08:18
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Bibby made animal feed so I assume it was something to do with that. I would have guessed the same as Bodger. If it wasn't for riddling perhaps it was for mixing grains?
by chinatyke
26 Jun 2019, 10:49
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3198
Views: 171021

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

You weren't there China.... The thieves were the people who kept the wages to 15p an hour and forced excessive hours on the drivers....... Driving tramp was like living in the Wild West! You forget I worked for Windbag and Shirker Windle and Bowker for <6p an hour. And they made sure every penny wa...
by chinatyke
26 Jun 2019, 02:23
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3198
Views: 171021

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Stanley wrote:
25 Jun 2019, 03:31
A noble tradition amongst tramp drivers was running two wheels of the wagon for yourself.
These are not noble actions, the perpetrators are thieves.
by chinatyke
25 Jun 2019, 10:30
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2488
Views: 172316

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Listening to the reports this morning about Trump and Iran I thought how the White House is making things worse by goading Iran. That made me wonder from where did the word `goad' arise? Goad knows! Wikipedia says: The goad is a traditional farming implement, used to spur or guide livestock, usuall...
by chinatyke
25 Jun 2019, 09:22
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4851
Views: 353274

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Whilst I was out walking this afternoon I happened to look up and Ian's problem instantly sprang to mind. There was an internet joint connection in a tree neatly protected by a pop bottle, all to IP67 ingress standards! It's a little difficult to see what's happening in the photo, but the bottle is ...
by chinatyke
24 Jun 2019, 08:28
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it at Colne Railway Station?
by chinatyke
22 Jun 2019, 05:14
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10067
Views: 435957

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley wrote:
22 Jun 2019, 03:06
... it was originally off a German railway carriage ...
Where was Stoneroad when you needed him!
by chinatyke
22 Jun 2019, 02:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9171
Views: 403338

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Getting my car back following the 'uninsured driver' incident. Fortunately my insurance covers me in this instance with NCD unaffected nor any excess to pay. The car was deemed a category N total loss but I retained the salvage, got it repaired and I'm still a four figure sum up on the deal... It's...
by chinatyke
21 Jun 2019, 14:54
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4851
Views: 353274

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

PanBiker wrote:
21 Jun 2019, 12:43
...just done it...8mbps - 15mbps Max
Do you remember not so long ago when we were very happy with 2Mbps and 4 Mbps was something to dream about? :biggrin2:

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