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trammayo

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From my experience, both Homebase and B&Q still sell magnetic brass hinges, etc....
Yes - some of the 'plates' you can't eat off!
 
Madman

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How about getting me a bottle of steam.....:rofl:.....Or a left handed claw hammer.....:confused:
 
PhilP

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How about getting me a bottle of steam.....:rofl:.....Or a left handed claw hammer.....:confused:
Now, you may well laugh.......

BUT, my hammer is definitely left-handed! - The handle has twisted on the shaft from my 'helping' with a barn-conversion.. Even with pilot holes, you need a heck of a lot of 'welly' to drive in 8" nails!!

If a 'righty' holds my hammer, the head is at a very weird angle for their use..
:giggle::giggle::giggle:
 
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How about getting me a bottle of steam.....:rofl:.....Or a left handed claw hammer.....:confused:
A bottle of steam (or a large can of it) would be useful if you were driving a fireless loco which ran out.
 
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Pink paraffin for the night lights ;-)
 
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How about a tin of Tartan Paint, or Elbow Grease, Sparks for the grinder or a square bubble for the spirit level.
 
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Esso blue !!
That's right and Aladdin Pink.

This was at the time paraffin stoves were popular for heating and whether colouring it was a safety measure so petrol wasn't used or simply an advertising gimmick between the two companies I don't know.
 
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Rhinochugger

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That's right and Aladdin Pink.

This was at the time paraffin stoves were popular for heating and whether colouring it was a safety measure so petrol wasn't used or simply an advertising gimmick between the two companies I don't know.
Probably a bit of both - I think Aladdin must have been first on the scene, because you originally only ever talked about pink paraffin. Fortunately we only used it as a low level background heat in sub-zero temps - a small circular thing that sat on the floor: possibly in the outside khazi. Later my Mother had a greenhouse heater that used it as well.
 
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In my mid teens I had a Saturday job in a Cycle Shop that also sold pre-packed coal and smokeless fuel and pink paraffin. I had to deliver orders to regular customers. I rode a tradesman's cycle with either two five gallon drums of paraffin on the front, or, four twenty-eight pound bags of coal, that's a hundredweight in old money. I don't think 'elf & safety would allow that today

David
 
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That is a common scam these days. The old adage is if it seems too good to be true then it probably is. The Chinese seller will clone a popular listing, even using the same wording description and photographs as the original listing and then offer for sale with his details at a ridiculously low price. This is commonly found on expensive brass locomotive kits in smaller gauges.

As regards the funny side of this thread, I worked a lifetime in aviation and the common requests of new apprentices was 'X' metres of flightline or so many litres of propwash. The tool crib operator would have a prepared container with the propwash or would ask the apprentice to verify the concentration of propwash required. At one time my then leading hand told the apprentice to get a long weight from the tool crib. The apprentice returned unknowingly with a short weight. He was duly instructed to return it for the correct length weight. All fun and games then but these days known as bastardisation.
 
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trammayo

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In my mid teens I had a Saturday job in a Cycle Shop that also sold pre-packed coal and smokeless fuel and pink paraffin. I had to deliver orders to regular customers. I rode a tradesman's cycle with either two five gallon drums of paraffin on the front, or, four twenty-eight pound bags of coal, that's a hundredweight in old money. I don't think 'elf & safety would allow that today

David
G-g--g-granville - g-g-go fetch a cloth!
 
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3Valve

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When I left school my first job was in a butchers. They sent me to a rival shop down the road for a long weight. I stood in there for 15mins then the owner said "you've had your long weight now f*%* off":mad:
My first ever wind-up was when working for a butchers too. I was sent to the boss to ask if a left or right handed tripe hammer was required to split the lamb shoulders we'd just had delivered. Waltzed straight into the boss like a muppet and said "Derek want's to know if he needs a left or right handed tripe hammer for these lamb shoulders". The boss was very diplomatic and said that Derek was to use whatever he though fit for the job.
 
3Valve

3Valve

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That is a common scam these days. The old adage is if it seems too good to be true then it probably is. The Chinese seller will clone a popular listing, even using the same wording description and photographs as the original listing and then offer for sale with his details at a ridiculously low price. This is commonly found on expensive brass locomotive kits in smaller gauges.

As regards the funny side of this thread, I worked a lifetime in aviation and the common requests of new apprentices was 'X' metres of flightline or so many litres of propwash. The tool crib operator would have a prepared container with the propwash or would ask the apprentice to verify the concentration of propwash required. At one time my then leading hand told the apprentice to get a long weight from the tool crib. The apprentice returned unknowingly with a short weight. He was duly instructed to return it for the correct length weight. All fun and games then but these days known as bastardisation.

The classic we used to do in the RAF on new arrivals fresh from training was to send them off with their unit arrival card and tell them to ask for a form 500p when they got to supply squadron. Whoever was manning the desk in supply would take a fiver off them as a "deposit" then just bugger off for ten minutes, coming back later to hand them back the same fiver. Always amazed us how long it took some of the poor blighters to work it out.
 
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I would ask PayPal for an immediate refund. The unregistered seller will have little incentive to complete the sale and ship the item. I no longer buy anything directly from a Chinese seller on eBay. I've never been able to receive my goods on any such deal so I no longer buy from them. Rather, I get my Chinese goods from the Big-Box Stores. LOL.
 
KeithT

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