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Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2021, 22:03
Replies: 61
Views: 4,483
Posted By jimtherev

Fully agree. "All have sinned and fallen short...

Fully agree. "All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" the good book says.

My take on it is, thank God He allows sinners into His Church - else I'd be in a pretty bloody mess.
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2021, 21:58
Replies: 53
Views: 2,484
Posted By jimtherev

The smells, then sounds of a locomotive shed...

The smells, then sounds of a locomotive shed first thing in the morning.
Welsh steam coal just catching fire over kindling chopped last night. A noise like a singing kettle in an hour or three....
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2021, 21:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By jimtherev

I'm reminded of an acquaintance who finished his...

I'm reminded of an acquaintance who finished his clown act by passing round the hat:
"More people die of Natural Causes than any other known disease. I'm collecting to stamp out Natural Causes"...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2021, 22:14
11th Apr 2021, 22:29
Replies: 6
Views: 1,433
Posted By jimtherev

I've heard of several forces using drones quite a...

I've heard of several forces using drones quite a bit. Right down to response team level. A lot cheaper than a helicopter and instantly available if a skilled officer on duty.
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2021, 21:48
Replies: 37
Views: 2,343
Posted By jimtherev

Another 'back in the day': my first job, during...

Another 'back in the day': my first job, during the Controlled Thermonuclear Reactor excitement involved a torus full of plasma, which could be persuaded to produce some exciting stuff for a...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Apr 2021, 21:56
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By jimtherev

Just what I would have said last night, but just...

Just what I would have said last night, but just doing a quick read-in; no time.
The multi-tool is a fantastic little bit of kit. And last year's Christmas present of a 10mm belt sander is the...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Apr 2021, 21:46
Replies: 28
Views: 2,575
Posted By jimtherev

Yes, tho' they lost the steam-operated doors when...

Yes, tho' they lost the steam-operated doors when rebuilt... lost a number of Bulleid specials. Less distinctive, much more reliable.
The steam doors were a dream when newly out-shopped, but when...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2021, 22:27
Replies: 28
Views: 2,575
Posted By jimtherev

Usually it was shed cleaners or (on a quiet day)...

Usually it was shed cleaners or (on a quiet day) aforementioned steam raisers who made them out of scrap. A sought-after overtime job... quite light work compared to climbing over and under locos to...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Mar 2021, 22:10
Replies: 28
Views: 2,575
Posted By jimtherev

Quite a few of Bill's contemporaries had two sets...

Quite a few of Bill's contemporaries had two sets of overalls: one for prepping, t'other for driving. (or firing as the case may be)
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2021, 23:05
Replies: 685
Views: 37,692
Posted By jimtherev

And yet my otherwise reliable car has its...

And yet my otherwise reliable car has its speedometer set at 10% high. I'm dead sure it's not an eddy-current driven instrument. The car's not got the optional larger diameter tyres - can't be that....
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2021, 22:53
Replies: 18
Views: 1,494
Posted By jimtherev

Only thing is, to become a nurse you have to have...

Only thing is, to become a nurse you have to have a degree these days.
Shomething Shtrange here...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Mar 2021, 22:02
Replies: 83
Views: 3,631
Posted By jimtherev

Still have a few 1" maps of Darset & The South...

Still have a few 1" maps of Darset & The South from my rallying days. Like VP's, without covers, as the thing we did in those days was fit them to a map board which went on the nav's knees. Still...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2021, 16:45
Replies: 13,939
Views: 2,074,842
Posted By jimtherev

Oh dear oh dear Bluey! Much sympathy from a...

Oh dear oh dear Bluey! Much sympathy from a creaky old Jim.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Feb 2021, 22:01
Replies: 138
Views: 6,461
Posted By jimtherev

Just remembered, about 15 yrs ago the council...

Just remembered, about 15 yrs ago the council demolished about 2,000 flats in southeast London.
The residents? They were, officially, decanted.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Feb 2021, 22:16
Replies: 55
Views: 4,341
Posted By jimtherev

[QUOTE=VP959;10993521]Some may not realise that...

[QUOTE=VP959;10993521]Some may not realise that media outlets present different news pages depending on where they believe that the person viewing them is located, and this can give a false...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Feb 2021, 22:06
Replies: 372
Views: 23,496
Posted By jimtherev

Quite agree about the big Healey. Like wotsit...

Quite agree about the big Healey. Like wotsit off a shovel in a straight line, but turn it or stop it then you're in for a bit of (often unscheduled) fun. Had a bit of a wrestle with a borrowed one...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2021, 22:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By jimtherev

Loved it! And I didn't expect the final line!

Loved it!
And I didn't expect the final line!
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Feb 2021, 21:43
Replies: 138
Views: 6,461
Posted By jimtherev

Remember in me yoof going to Stratford on A to...

Remember in me yoof going to Stratford on A to see Hamlet or some such. Had a brief irritated moment when I realised that W. Shakespeare Esq had written it almost completely of cliches... or buzz...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Feb 2021, 22:29
Replies: 13,939
Views: 2,074,842
Posted By jimtherev

It's called the "Wonderful time of life" One...

It's called the "Wonderful time of life" One gets upstairs, and mutters "I wonder what I came up here for."
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jan 2021, 21:54
Replies: 372
Views: 23,496
Posted By jimtherev

Had a frog-eyes Sprite. Same suspension,...

Had a frog-eyes Sprite. Same suspension, different bodywork. Yes, entertaining handling. The road from Weymouth to Wareham takes (took?) a dogleg left over Wool level crossing. Did a complete 360...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jan 2021, 22:01
Replies: 110
Views: 8,328
Posted By jimtherev

On t'other hand, I remember that a minor service...

On t'other hand, I remember that a minor service included quite a bit of skilled work - adjusting points, tappets, headlight beam, several filters, at least twice a year and some considerable cost. ...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jan 2021, 21:54
Replies: 48
Views: 2,775
Posted By jimtherev

However, a word of warning: BT Openreach have a...

However, a word of warning: BT Openreach have a habit of throttling the FTTC connection; I pay for 72 on Plusnet, but a couple of times have discovered I'm down to < 40. I put in a 'ticket' to...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jan 2021, 22:01
Replies: 87
Views: 4,735
Posted By jimtherev

The sound of my community choir when they get a...

The sound of my community choir when they get a phrase (yes, just a phrase) 'just right' for the first time, followed by the knowledge that we're going to crack the piece.
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Dec 2020, 23:30
Replies: 13,939
Views: 2,074,842
Posted By jimtherev

Happy New Year, everyone! May it be less...

Happy New Year, everyone!
May it be less interesting than the last one...
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