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by PanBiker
19 Feb 2018, 13:12
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 821
Views: 65704

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

:biggrin2: :laugh5:
by PanBiker
19 Feb 2018, 11:24
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 48
Views: 7101

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Did you see the programme on New York, I think BBC2 last night? Actual ground space is very hard to find now and the program featured the development over a live railway yard. The developers paid $1billion for the vertical airspace above the rail yard and are building multiple developments in fresh ...
by PanBiker
19 Feb 2018, 10:24
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 48
Views: 7101

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Ha, same reason you cant build a sky lift I suppose. Anyway, I didn't loose any sleep.

How many beans make 5?
by PanBiker
18 Feb 2018, 19:29
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 48
Views: 7101

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

I would obviously fail a stupid or cryptic question GCSE or would it be comprehension failure? My online triangle calculator thingy had it no more than about 6" over 200 miles. I wouldn't have access to that in an exam anyway so there is no chance for me. Five years of calcs and principles that I al...
by PanBiker
18 Feb 2018, 17:13
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 48
Views: 7101

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

chinatyke wrote:
18 Feb 2018, 15:22
If you think that you'll be amazed by the answer!
Crack on then amaze me, it's Sunday afternoon and I can't be bothered. :smile:
by PanBiker
18 Feb 2018, 14:58
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 48
Views: 7101

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

100 inches over 200 miles, it's negligible.
by PanBiker
18 Feb 2018, 13:50
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 48
Views: 7101

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Daft question, it depends at what point from the centre that the hypothetical buckling starts.

If it were me, I would rigidly fasten it along all its length but on fasteners that would allow for expansion. :biggrin2: :extrawink:
by PanBiker
18 Feb 2018, 12:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7005
Views: 294007

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Yesterdays session of cupboard fixing was truncated by a mutually agreed executive decision to stop flogging a dead horse and get the wall sorted. The guy that fitted the kitchen said that he was glad we hadn't asked him to fit any cupboards due to the nature of the studded wall! The former tap room...
by PanBiker
18 Feb 2018, 11:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2512
Views: 132783

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Replied in other thread.
by PanBiker
18 Feb 2018, 10:55
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3737
Views: 281270

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Fine and dandy but it cant hold it under the tap and put the water in. :biggrin2: :extrawink:
by PanBiker
18 Feb 2018, 10:51
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2279
Views: 127076

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

As there were only two actual machined parts in the weapon, the rest were pressed steel. The tolerances on magazine production were not very good. Consequently you could get badly fitting magazines that could give rise to misfires as they did not fit solidly into the feed chamber. Not helped also by...
by PanBiker
18 Feb 2018, 10:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2512
Views: 132783

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Tiz, just as an aside, have you got my PM's they are showing as unread?
by PanBiker
17 Feb 2018, 11:40
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2164
Views: 155016

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

I remember John and his family, he had a rental TV from us, so had occasion to visit a time or two. I remember his kids were very inquisitive and I had to describe everything I was doing when mending the TV, it was a lively household.
by PanBiker
17 Feb 2018, 09:32
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7988
Views: 318276

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Winder from an adding machine?
by PanBiker
17 Feb 2018, 09:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7005
Views: 294007

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Continuing to wrestle with cupboard fitting at Bosom Friends Community rooms. A new studded wall with some lateral high spots, it looks perfectly OK until you put a straight edge on it. not welcome with a 1000mm cupboard to fit!
by PanBiker
16 Feb 2018, 08:49
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 7988
Views: 318276

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Clock winder?
by PanBiker
15 Feb 2018, 10:05
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3082
Views: 200399

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Thanks for that confirmation Stanley. I thought they would be linked but had never thought of the relay. You can still see the flat mount for the siren on the gable ridge of the gasworks building. Any idea if there were any other sites?
by PanBiker
14 Feb 2018, 13:51
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1138
Views: 71429

Re: GOOD TV

Glad I mentioned the sound bars a week or two since. Should be on commission. :extrawink: :biggrin2:
by PanBiker
14 Feb 2018, 10:25
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3082
Views: 200399

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Nolic mentioning the siren testing has jogged another memory from me. The fire station siren I mentioned was tested at 10.30 and had its associated turn out response drill every Saturday morning. I reckon they got a double whammy of system testing. There was the siren on top of the hose and ladder p...
by PanBiker
14 Feb 2018, 00:07
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Happy Birthday Stanley
Replies: 23
Views: 158

Re: Happy Birthday Stanley

Your wish ....... glad you noticed it early, had to edit them all. :biggrin2:

Never no mind, Happy Birthday Stanley, :mexwave: :dance2:
by PanBiker
13 Feb 2018, 11:11
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3082
Views: 200399

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

In my corner of Barlick when a little lad in the fifties, same neck of the woods as Stanley is now. My daily sounds were the clatter of Wellhouse mill, noticeable when stopped. Barlick spud steam train. Fire station siren testing and practice every Saturday morning, we used to run up to the station ...
by PanBiker
13 Feb 2018, 10:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4909
Views: 231237

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Later.... Ian. Your forwarded mail arrived this morning. I have printed the forms, filled them in and sent them off to Mark Attwood. Aye, as I said when I called, I actually sent it before I came to see you. When I got home I noticed that the email client was not working. Windows Mail gave no error...
by PanBiker
13 Feb 2018, 10:28
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2077
Views: 133728

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I also think there may be a Norse influence as well.
by PanBiker
12 Feb 2018, 10:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 4909
Views: 231237

Re: POLITICS CORNER

There is no proxy option Stanley but you should have had an email about postal voting. The original deadline for applying for that has gone now but there is a procedure for applying for an emergency postal vote which needs to be in by the 19th at the very latest. The original email from the CLP secr...
by PanBiker
12 Feb 2018, 09:59
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1211
Views: 84277

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Ha Ha, 7BA, massive in comparison to wave guide construction but it's all relative to how your good eyeballs are of course. I used to be able to read below the bottom line on the eye chart and who printed it, used to, says it all.

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