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Offline Mosey

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2013, 07:03:18 PM »
Eric,

That's the plan...
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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2013, 07:10:12 PM »
Oh yeah, if something should happen between you and the misses, there' s this lass in Hampshire that's freaking nuts over models and castings. :lolb: :LittleDevil: :lolb:. And I hear she's got some nice equipment too. :LittleDevil:

Yo Redneck,
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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2013, 07:15:11 PM »
don't drink the water,

Yo Redneck,
Eric

Agreed anything from north of the boarder that says Scotch is a dangerous type of water, best avoided, has nasty side effects, best stick to the cyder  ;).

Jo
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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2013, 07:53:39 PM »
I'm afraid I go back to the A40 engine with the Cosworth heads. Slightly later than the Diluvian. When ships were wood, and men were iron. Before the 8 speed paddle shifters and twin clutch gearboxes with energy recovery.
Well actually they are 7 speed with a single clutch but i know what you mean.  Although it pays the mortgage I find the historic stuff much more fun to watch.
Ars longa, vita brevis.

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2013, 09:04:07 PM »
Retired the vintage stuff, and watching is nice but riding is better. So, I have to make the machines myself. Miniatures are more manageable anyway. I will definitely take your advise Jo, and stay away from that northern fire-water. Kentucky stuff is real good, though.

What kind of sweet talk would get me into her shop, I wonder?
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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2013, 09:14:34 PM »
Nothing wrong with the water...but there are many better alternatives.
Was in Oban last year. Nice.

And boy did I get in trouble. T wanted to buy a couple of bottles but it was at the beginning of our trip and I didn't want to lug it around.
I told her we'd get it later.
Never did find it.
Complained for months until she found it in the states.
Surely she knows it can't be the same stuff (why would you export the better stuff to us?)

Anyway...just enjoy the trip.
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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2013, 10:01:41 PM »
Last time I was in the UK, I stayed on the ship in Southampton, and regaled all night with the Limey longshoremen. Wow, what a language difference! They were the most fun I've ever had that didn't end up in jail. Remember the Calshot Spit. It's been almost 60 years. Bet you weren't machining then, Jo.
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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2013, 06:32:17 AM »
Strangely enough no  :headscratch:, my Mum may have just about started school.....

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2013, 05:45:32 PM »
AAH memories. I had the privledge of making the trip to RAF upper Heyford late April 1993. Now Heyford park  http://www.raf-upper-heyford.org/Today.html

 I was in the NJ  Air National Guard.  That year my two weeks of training was in England. So I was paid to go, my air fair was covered and I got a decent per diem to cover food and souvenirs. So got to go to London visit the tower museum on a guest pass and was able to pick up a copy of the Rapier and Small sword by A.B.Norman. A young gal airman that I was working with was nice enough to take myself and a friend from my unit to visit Stone Hedge.

I enjoyed the pub grub., and the Strongbow or woodpecker Cider. Had dinner at one of the local pubs just about every night.  This is the name I remember. http://barley-mow-upper-heyford.co.uk/   The three horseshoes was just down the street. It is now closed converted to a private residence, and is for sale. The barley mow is right near the canal that goes into oxford.

If you are going to visit oxford  plan some time to visit the Blackwell book store. http://bookshop.blackwell.co.uk/ I have purchased books from them mail order they have a great selection of UK published model engineering books and good prices.  It may even save some money if you purchase and have them ship to your house may save VAT. Not sure how that works But I do know VAT is higher in the UK than in NJ. Or just stuff a suitcase full of books. I was not into model engineering at the time or likely would have purchased a suitcase full of books myself.When I was there. 


Heyford is just a short drive, train ride, or canal boat ride north of Oxford.
Tin
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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2013, 06:30:33 PM »
Well, Tin, that is very nice of you to mention some of the places you remember. I will surely dedicate at least 1 brew to you when there. And 1 for Jo, and 1 for Bogs, etc,.....
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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2013, 07:24:40 PM »
I was never a great beer or ale drinker but I do like english cider when I have the opportunity. Here in the states we have woochuck they serve it at Jacobs Jessups tavern in New Castle DE at least did the couple times I was there.

Let me know how you like the Shepherds pie.
Tin

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Re: Visiting the UK
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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2013, 09:35:02 PM »
By the way...are you staying at hotels or B&Bs?
If it's not too late, and if at all possible, I highly recommend the B&Bs.
T and I were over there for two weeks last year.
Being able to talk to locals gives us half our memories of a good trip.
And the breakfasts are excellent!
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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2013, 09:17:06 PM »
Yeah have a pint of cider for me

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Re: Visiting the UK
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2013, 11:00:01 PM »
We do the B&B's mostly. A pint of cider for Tin.
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