Of course, blue touch paper was out of the question for the inmates of
Dachau concentration camp who had to make the instrumentation.
I had an old Norwegian Red Cross bloke who was there- and survived.
How wonderful to pi55 on the gubbins in side the rocketry.
How I would like to do the same on the twerps who are costing us
zillions for not a lot in space.
I suppose that it is one way of getting rid of your future pensions.
Have a nice day- can't say that the week or even the future is
On Wed, 27 May 2009 09:58:59 -0700 (PDT), ravensworth2674
Sorry Norman - I wasn't after, nor did I need, a history lesson,
fascinating as it may have been - it was just the way you said "I had
an old Norwegian Red Cross bloke ..." - much like someone would say "I
had a golden Labrador", or "I had a Norwegian Blue parrot". Just
wasn't clear what you were trying to convey about your relationship
with said gent.
And no, I haven't forgotten about the Holocaust, although I can't
claim to have been around at the time.
Looking at some 1940's ME magazines, there was a fair bit of stuff around, but
nowhere near the stage that we are at today, with almost everything available at
the click of a mouse and the flash of the plastic.
I'm thinking of one article, about a guy who built some amazing models,
including loco's, and he had passed away and his engines had gone to a musuem?
Might have been Gloucestershire way.
He certainly didn't have drawings for what he made, just what he saw and
Peter A Forbes
Prepair Ltd, Rushden, UK
Given that Railway Modeller has an audited circulation of 43K and
Model Rail has 29K it's going to be well south of those figures.
20K rings a bell but how many ME/MEW readers aren't into trains? Maybe
as much as half.
And from the traffic stats to Homeworkshop.org.uk I'd guess that only
1 in 5 are digitally literate to any large degree.
Whatever happened to people who don't understand how a newsgroup works
over a forum.
This is the problem when newsgroups are hijacked by a forum such as
rcgroups, it may look like a forum to you but rcgroups has no control
over it, in fact they are stealing the feed.
But why approach a bunch of people who have an engineering interest
and a modelling interest but no worth when it comes to giving a
This, in professional terms, is where one puts one money up to get
correct business intelligence. I regarded it as a 'windup' as the rest
of guff from this OP has no remote connection with what the question
So let's move on! I believe the tank man is not the tank man. Sorry,
the tank man is the guy's father. OK, the father had a rough time but
those who went into National Service after the war had a pretty rough
Many were splattered over all sorts of places such as Malaya, India,
Burma, Central Africa and Korea. Whether they died- and got a medal or
were in a war-WAR is doubtful- but dead or injured, they are.
Apart from the Berlin Airlift bit, I was never out of the UK but I
like many more am a disabled ex-serviceman. My ears were 'blown out'
Chummy, here, who has this father appears to be a bloke who is
getting money for books and traipsing poor sods and their relatives
over war graves. He is getting money playing on the emotions of those
who paid the ultimate price- of him being here today.
Am I right? Well, I did write and he ducked under the parapet like any
old soldier- and hasn't replied.
I might be wrong but that is where the story seems to be unfolding- or
Well, gentlemen, I await an explanation. I want to see whether an old
fart like me - hastoo much Sherry or Alzheimers.
On 30 May, 10:15, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Rc group is the name of a forum for as you say radio contol subjects,
don't have the link to hand but it's a very popular group.
They have made it so one branch of the forum is linked to a news feed
where they are reading uk.rec.models.engineering.
To readers of Rcgroups this sub forum http://www.rcgroups.com/uk-rec-models-engineering-155 /
look just like any of their other forums and their member don't
realise that they are reading a news list that is an external feed
even though it says it at the top, who reads the top bits <g> ?
Every so often a Bot will update the page but it often causes problems
when they get out of timing and people post on matters that have since
In the link above it's out of date at the moment with Andrews post on
QC tooling leading this one.
Most confusing as many of rcgroups readers think that people who post
on 'their' forum should be removed or the subject removed etc but the
truth is a news feed is unmoderated and no one has any control over it
There used to be a very good news group called rec.crafts.metalworking
that catered for home shop engineering issues and it was very good, it
still exists but as a shadow of it's self as the gun and politic nuts
have taken it over.
That's one reason that the UK group was started in an attempt to get
back on topic.
The root problem is there are numerous groups and forums and the more
that start up only dilute the pool of useful knowledge.
On 30 May, 12:13, Cliff Ray <namnocATgotadslcouk> wrote:
Perhaps someone should take a more adult look at what is also
I, for one, am sick of having to dodge around such muck.
Makes my very boring life so much the better- than what others are now
prepared to accept- without question.
Bah, humbug? Too true!
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