What did you do today???

We decided to support one of our local museums that is run on a purely
voluntary basis.Every year the London Douglas club(Bristol section) have a
road run taking the route the factory used to test bikes.In the museum there
is a small display of Douglas products including the last Douglas to come
off the line.
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excellent day outless than 10 miles travelled ,no heavy traffic,and a
paltry £2:50 to the museum and grotto(thebike viewing was free.)
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Mike.H.
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This weekend I took a hide mallet to the Rover's starter motor as it had stuck during the week, this was prior to removing it, I heard a click and all is well with the world again, my wife, plus my brother informed me he has a spare I can have. I then had my ears lowered at the local barbers and then last night my wife and I took the Rover to Sandy station with a Fish and Chip dinner to watch A4 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley come through the station on its way to London. I do know how to treat a lady :-)) That was in between cutting the straw (grass) and having a tidy up as we had guests in the form of Nick and Helen Highfield, who were on their way home from Lamport Hall.
Today I bought myself a new sleeping bag ready for Nuenen next weekend, my old one is 20 years old and showing its age and this afternoon I have taken all my camping stoves from their store and tried to blow myself up by getting a couple running, again I may take one with me next weekend. Tomorrow I intend taking pictures of them all to stem the rumours that I don't actually have any :-))
Martin P
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campingstoveman
Rather fond of the Kingswood product, Dad had a 2 3/4 hp bike at one time and I have the same engine in stationary form. Didn't know about the heritage centre - sounds worth a visit.
As to what I did today, only useful activity was stripping the £12 Philco 444 I bought at Lamport - better than initial impressions suggested, Helen even agreed that it is indeed an iconic design once I had hosed the worst of the crud off the cabinet!. One small crack repaired by running a little superglue in and reinforcing on reverse with a glass fibre/epoxy patch. Helen cleaned up the tuning dial and reckons she has something which will do for speaker cloth, so I think a cosmetic restoration should be complete by the end of the bank holiday. Electrical bits will have to wait for round tuits or, more likely, next owner. Apart from that, grass was cut, grand prix watched, a bottle of Aldi's finest Hungarian pinot grigio consumed and an afternoon nap taken!
NHH
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NHH
Ooops! I forgot I also watched the Grand Prix, turning Helen's head Nick by getting here involved. :-)) Maybe I should try getting Lyn to sit and clean a few engine bits and pieces. I must say she sat with phone in hand threatening to phone the fire brigade whilst I tried to get my stoves working better than flame throwers :-))
Martin P
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campingstoveman
Visited the inaugural "Border City Steam Fair" in Rickerby Park, Carlisle. What a show for a "Newie" Blessed with excellent weather all weekend it appears to have been a great success!! Looking forward to next year.
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Charles Hamilton
We had an Anglo-Norman event at the Royal Gunpowder Mills just off the M25/A10 junction on all three days. The weather was exceptional & we had a good turn out - around 120 people I'd guess.
I bought four metres of decent linen for a new tunic!
I'm in Carlisle for a promo day on Thursday, then at South Shields for Friday, Saturday & Sunday. BIG show Saturday night at Corbridge.
Regards,
Kim Siddorn
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kimsiddorn
campingstoveman wrote (snip):
Haven't managed the same trick with engines I'm afraid, but Helen is quite fond of decorative bakelite and has already earmarked a spot INDOORS for the Philco!
NHH
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Nick H

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