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Forum: Jet Blast
21st May 2022, 09:57
Replies: 38
Views: 2,965
Posted By radeng

Quintinshill - not as simple as Blues&Twos...

Quintinshill - not as simple as Blues&Twos suggests. You have to look at why the signalman forgot.

The day turn signalman came on a local train which got him to the signal box some 20 minutes...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th May 2022, 07:59
Replies: 38
Views: 2,965
Posted By radeng

It has been widely reported that just after the...

It has been widely reported that just after the war, with Britain being effectively bankrupt and a major export being coal, some bright dickheads in the government decided that to release more coal...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2022, 08:42
Replies: 38
Views: 2,965
Posted By radeng

It's very noticeable in photographs that the big...

It's very noticeable in photographs that the big US locos (which by law had to have mechanical stokers if the firebox was 50 square feet or over) are always emitting a lot of smoke, probably in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th May 2022, 08:10
Replies: 38
Views: 2,965
Posted By radeng

Sadly, the present problem for many preservation...

Sadly, the present problem for many preservation groups is getting coal - especially decent stuff.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th May 2022, 21:08
Replies: 4
Views: 1,488
Posted By radeng

KnC, I'm far too right wing generally to agree...

KnC,
I'm far too right wing generally to agree with you, but this is one topic where we are both 'singing from the same hymn book'. Personally, I
question whether or not the extreme right wing...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th May 2022, 09:33
Replies: 4
Views: 1,488
Posted By radeng

KnC, Somehow this reminds me of an alleged...

KnC,
Somehow this reminds me of an alleged epitaph:

Mary Ann has gone to rest
She is curled up on Abraham's chest
Which maybe fine for Mary Ann
But sure is nuts for Abraham.
Forum: Jet Blast
9th May 2022, 10:23
Replies: 61
Views: 6,521
Posted By radeng

I still have several slide rules: they do have an...

I still have several slide rules: they do have an advantage in that they keep working when the power goes off and the calculator batteries are dead (my calculator is an HP41C bought for me by my boss...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd May 2022, 09:44
Replies: 16
Views: 2,609
Posted By radeng

ATNotts, I seem to remember in the dim and...

ATNotts,

I seem to remember in the dim and distant past of around 60 years or more ago that MRT teams were often referred to as RAF Mountain Rescue. Or am I mistaken? Air Ambulance, MRT and...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Apr 2022, 11:02
Replies: 16
Views: 2,609
Posted By radeng

A couple of months ago, after an operation for...

A couple of months ago, after an operation for bladder cancer, I had a major problem with bleeding and urine retention. Very messy and painful. I called the NHS on 111. at about 0530 and was told...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Apr 2022, 11:29
Replies: 78
Views: 10,091
Posted By radeng

TLDMCL, Rupert Croft- Cooke in his book...

TLDMCL,

Rupert Croft- Cooke in his book 'English Cooking' describes how to skin an eel. Swedish smoked eel I quite like: the thought of jellied eel, like brains, puts me off. Frogs legs, I don't...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Apr 2022, 11:13
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By radeng

Lyneham was closing as an airbase anyway, which...

Lyneham was closing as an airbase anyway, which was the official reason I gather. It was very touching to see the way WB (now RWB) people turned out. That included a Muslim couple who turned out in...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2022, 08:17
Replies: 78
Views: 10,091
Posted By radeng

My favourite sausages are 'Smyrna sausages' made...

My favourite sausages are 'Smyrna sausages' made wine soaked bread and minced veal, bound with beaten egg, rolled in flour and fried in olive oil. At least you know what's in them especially if you...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Apr 2022, 08:42
Replies: 45
Views: 10,684
Posted By radeng

Why do all these predictions somehow remind me of...

Why do all these predictions somehow remind me of the fuss over 'Deep Thought' and the proposed strike of 'Philosophers and Soothsayers' in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy? Who is playing the...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2022, 10:52
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By radeng

My inclination is to ignore them unless they make...

My inclination is to ignore them unless they make a public nuisance of themselves, as these fuel demonstrators are doing
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2022, 10:47
Replies: 61
Views: 9,657
Posted By radeng

Begin seemed to hate a lot of people. He was...

Begin seemed to hate a lot of people. He was responsible for the terrorist murder of Count Bernadotte of Sweden, the UN negotiator Israel. It has been said that is why there has never been an...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Apr 2022, 08:17
Replies: 33
Views: 3,790
Posted By radeng

Must be some 30 or more years ago, I had a flight...

Must be some 30 or more years ago, I had a flight from Copenhagen (old terminal) to Aalborg on an SAS internal flight - DC9, of course.. We walked out to the plane (just outside the door) with...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2022, 10:48
Replies: 146
Views: 15,760
Posted By radeng

I have never yet been to a Sainsbury's where...

I have never yet been to a Sainsbury's where there have been a totally insufficient number of check outs manned. I like a manned checkout - if you are a regular, they get to know you, and you can...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2022, 10:25
Replies: 61
Views: 9,657
Posted By radeng

In autumn, 1914, Admiral Craddock had a force of...

In autumn, 1914, Admiral Craddock had a force of out gunned and obsolete cruisers, manned by some what inexperienced reservists. He went searching for the German East Asiatic fleet under Von Spee,...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Apr 2022, 08:08
Replies: 61
Views: 9,657
Posted By radeng

Wasn't the Chagos situation complicated by the...

Wasn't the Chagos situation complicated by the fact that the US wanted Diego Garcia as a major military base and had major security concerns over having the 'proper' owners around?
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Apr 2022, 10:25
Replies: 135
Views: 23,163
Posted By radeng

Before I had seen a specialist doctor (a very...

Before I had seen a specialist doctor (a very pleasant and good looking young lady of Indian origin, born in Leicester!) I often 'needed' one. She told me that with Benign Essential Tremors, alcohol...
3rd Apr 2022, 10:58
Replies: 58
Views: 12,837
Posted By radeng

How many staff have been "let go" during the...

How many staff have been "let go" during the pandemic with no thought of the consequences when things start to get back to normal? Some changes at the top few levels of IAG might be a good way 'Pour...
3rd Apr 2022, 10:47
Replies: 47
Views: 17,853
Posted By radeng

It does appear that Western political leadership...

It does appear that Western political leadership enjoys an ostrich like ability to not recognise the strategic dangers of being reliant on supplies from abroad, especially from countries who can turn...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Mar 2022, 11:25
Replies: 43
Views: 5,574
Posted By radeng

A couple of years ago on BBC Wiltshire news ...

A couple of years ago on BBC Wiltshire news

"Concrete man flown by helicopter"

It was an item about a man having an accident at a concrete factory.....
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Mar 2022, 11:15
Replies: 178
Views: 29,692
Posted By radeng

I knew - many years ago - the local branch...

I knew - many years ago - the local branch secretary of the NUM. He said that he had more trouble from his members than he ever did from management!. As an apprentice, the place at which I worked had...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Mar 2022, 12:42
Replies: 43
Views: 5,574
Posted By radeng

News Chronicle at the start of Vivien Fuchs...

News Chronicle at the start of Vivien Fuchs journey across Antarctica: Sir Vivien Fuchs off to the South Pole

Or allegedly the Yorkshire Evening Post: Fog in Channel - Continent cut off
or again...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Mar 2022, 12:24
Replies: 178
Views: 29,692
Posted By radeng

If the Government really cared (and since when...

If the Government really cared (and since when did any government really care about such matters - you only have to look how long it took for Samuel Plimsoll to get the first legislation through)...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Mar 2022, 12:11
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,172
Posted By radeng

If Putin is serious about 'de Nazification' of...

If Putin is serious about 'de Nazification' of the Ukraine, all he needs to do is withdraw all his forces. Because he has acted just like the Nazis did in September 1939...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Mar 2022, 10:31
Replies: 178
Views: 29,692
Posted By radeng

Tartiflette Fan...

Tartiflette Fan (https://www.pprune.org/members/502373-tartiflette-fan)



Wall Street Syndrome - i.e. attaching vast importance to next quarter's numbers, rather than taking a long term view....
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Mar 2022, 10:02
Replies: 127
Views: 14,456
Posted By radeng

Nutloose said: I await to see the kit on...

Nutloose said:


I await to see the kit on ebay to replace the batteries in a pacemaker or perhaps the EU intends to fit a little flap so you can slot in a new pp3 battery...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2022, 08:33
Replies: 127
Views: 14,456
Posted By radeng

One presumes pacemakers and other medical...

One presumes pacemakers and other medical implants are excluded -, although having dealt with the European Commission, it would not surprise me at all to see them included!
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Mar 2022, 08:00
Replies: 150
Views: 24,119
Posted By radeng

KnC said: What is worse is that...

KnC said:


What is worse is that Stonehaven is not alone, but it seems from the report that a frightening number of other projects are similarly mis-managed. A project manager from another...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Mar 2022, 07:55
Replies: 85
Views: 10,689
Posted By radeng

We are awaiting a delivery. Our argument runs...

We are awaiting a delivery. Our argument runs like this:-

Prices go up much faster than they come down, so it's likely to be better to get it now than later. Plus, should there be even more...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Mar 2022, 08:47
Replies: 22
Views: 3,523
Posted By radeng

Vulcanite , But they operate up in the...

Vulcanite
,

But they operate up in the microwave bands where the harmonics of switch modes power supplies (SMPUs) is much less



There are plenty of examples where there are holes in the PC...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Mar 2022, 08:29
Replies: 22
Views: 3,523
Posted By radeng

I would say pasta (response #2) is probably...

I would say pasta (response #2) is probably correct. Although these horrors are supposedly suppressed to meet the requirements of the ElectroMagnetic Compatibility Directive, an awful CE marked...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Mar 2022, 10:01
Replies: 23
Views: 2,840
Posted By radeng

This is a topic that make me remember Gilbert and...

This is a topic that make me remember Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Gondoliers' and the Duke and Duchess of Plaza Toro's way of increasing their income....
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