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Old 29th Jul 2015, 17:24
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Had several Bayco construction sets in mi yoof.

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Old 29th Jul 2015, 17:36
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We had tinker toys, Lincoln logs and erector sets as kids.

Also Chemistry set...but that is another story!
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Old 29th Jul 2015, 17:41
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Meccano and a Mamod steam engine which I still posess.

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Old 29th Jul 2015, 17:43
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Originally Posted by tony draper View Post
When I were a wee lad Lego hadn't been invented, we used things called Mini Bricks that were made out of rubber,
I had Meccano of course (inherited from my older brother), but what I really wanted was the miniature bricks that could be stuck together with 'mortar'(then soaked to re-use the bricks) - but I never ever got them.

I also inherited Hornby Dublo (together with Dinkys) from my older brother before adding to the collections.
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Old 29th Jul 2015, 17:52
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Meccano. Oh dear. It proved what we already knew, I am totally cack-handed. I used to lose all the screws which were only discovered when people trod on them.

Hornby 00 and Minic (??, small version of Scalextric) were great, but even then I used to electrocute myself every so often.

It's lucky I wasn't born a few thousand years ago because Mother Nature would have finished me off very quickly.
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Old 29th Jul 2015, 18:56
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Prior to that, as said, riding bikes along them could get interesting
Yes remember cycling back from Fells on Lytham Road,where I had got my first "big" bike. All was going well until the Metropole, front wheel into tram track, A over T onto the road!

but even then I used to electrocute myself every so often
Two pin round plugs and 5 year old small fingers got me used to my career!
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Old 29th Jul 2015, 19:12
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Just watched a thing on the Telly about County Court Sheriffs collecting depts owed to peeps by other peeps who refuse to pay,they visit a garage and threaten to remove tools ect unless the wedge is forthcoming.
Now I distinctly remember the teacher many years ago speaking of Magna Carta and the English law ect saying that 'The law cannot remove the tools of a man's trade',stuck in me mind that did for some reason.
The Sheriff knocks on the door,
"We are here for muny or goods that wilL be sold to the value of same,I'm taking that there axe"
"Yer cant I'm the public executioner"
" Well in that case I'm taking that coil of rope"
" Yer cant I do the occasional hanging"
" Very well hand me that dagger"
" Ere no, I do freelance work as well"
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Old 29th Jul 2015, 20:03
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miniature bricks that could be stuck together with 'mortar'(then soaked to re-use the bricks)
Brick builder wasn't it (somewhat unimaginatively) called? Had hours of fun doing that, building totally out of scale buildings for my Rovex 00 gauge railway. I'm sure I came across the odd brick in the box of dinky toys I handed over to my son - they're probably up in the loft somewhere. Meccano also, but I never got beyond the 5A set as far as I remember. The bits came in useful for other things as well. Actually, I'm not sure what became of the Meccano, it probably went the way of all my WWII paperbacks (you know, The Colditz Story, Above us the Waves, etc., etc.,) which I swear my mother threw out when my parents moved while I was away at university. At least they had the decency to tell me their new address at the end of term.

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Old 29th Jul 2015, 20:24
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As Mrs HF is away with her Book Club I'm left to fettle for myself and having
wandered back from the watering hole (on foot, not by cycle, as it is less painful - take note Octopussy2)
I have eschewed the healthy options in the fridge and have cast mine eyes upon ambrosia, the divine exhalation of the earth; Baby's Heads.

Two Guinness infused examples are simmering away in a pan of steam as I
type. 9 minutes to go before nirvana of mind and tum is achieved.

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Old 29th Jul 2015, 20:27
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Originally Posted by lasernigel View Post
Two pin round plugs and 5 year old small fingers got me used to my career!
I remember my first electric shock.

I was probably aged 3 or 4 at the time and at my grandparents' house. I touched some wires attached to the 'wireless', resulting in "The frog bit me" (though I never knew where the 'frog' came from) - maybe it was because it caused my arm to 'jump'?
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Old 29th Jul 2015, 21:05
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Gg wrote:

Brick builder wasn't it (somewhat unimaginatively) called?......
I think it was called Brick Player. A kid next door to us had the lot. He also had a Hornby Dublo three-rail train set and all sorts of posh toys. I think his folks were social climbers - his dad had a big black Ford V8 Pilot when the rest of the street could just muster a single Ford Prefect between them.

Brick Player kits
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Old 29th Jul 2015, 21:49
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Originally Posted by 4mastacker View Post
I think it was called Brick Player.

Brick Player kits
Yup - that's the one!
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Old 29th Jul 2015, 22:00
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Just Google a random Meccano Magazine from the late 50s or early 60s
MM Issues
and look through the adverts to see what we played with, or longed to play with, in those days.

I have just planted an inflammatory post on the Calais thread. No doubt I shall be roundly excoriated, if that's the right word.

As if I could care. I'm currently listening to the 'A Girl Called Dusty' album on UTube. Right now she's 24 hours from Tulsa.
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Old 29th Jul 2015, 22:18
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Originally Posted by The SSK View Post
Just Google a random Meccano Magazine from the late 50s or early 60s
MM Issues
and look through the adverts to see what we played with, or longed to play with, in those days.
Great! 'new' Dinky Toy models - many of which I got - but how? - I have no memory of receiving pocket money, or of 'budgetting' and then buying, yet I don't recall being 'spoiled' (although my older brother would have said that I was as he lived through the War being born in 1937).

I remember that every time I visited my maternal grandfather who lived 40 miles away (so it wasn't that often) I got 2/6d - which seemed a fortune to me.
In 1950, many of those Dinkys would be at least that - some twice that - Supertoys 3 or 4 times that half crown.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 04:59
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Another day is upon us.
Completely overcast at present but the guessers are in eboulient mood.

The mornings are now starting to draw in quite noticeably and, in spite of it
still being July (by the skin of it's teeth), this morning has a definite autumn
feel about it.

Breakfast calls.

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Old 30th Jul 2015, 05:09
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SSK:

look through the adverts to see what we played with, or longed to play with, in those days
Ah, yes. The 'Seebackroscope' ...
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 05:47
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Morning all, early start today as we're putting up the marquees for Alderney Week. Thankfully the wind has dropped.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 06:12
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handsfree, Autumn in the UK always brings back memories of the smell of leaves burning at road sides. In the days when you could do such things. It's such an evocative smell.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 06:36
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Morning peeps, damp here as per,that giggling bint on the telly said showers,someone should tell her when yon shower all join together it's called continuous rain.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 06:48
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Morning folks, another bright one. Appointment with our land agent at 08.00. His secretary/daugher with extremely short tight skirts informed us that he was still in the bath at home - great.

Then the new manager at Barcelos by Safari Spar told me that she couldn't serve me my Thursday morning breakfast cider before 11.00. I have my Thursday morning breakfast cider.

I always turn e-mails around within 24 hrs if it is only an acknowledgement. I e-mailed my UK bank manager 3 days ago - nothing. Standards
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