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by trainspotter48
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: The Perceptible Willy
Replies: 199
Views: 13259

Re: The Perceptible Willy

As long as we don't return to the Tudor era with doublet and hose complete with codpiece!!
by trainspotter48
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: Little advise please
Replies: 14
Views: 335

Re: Little advise please

EpG As you appear to live in the UK, my suggestion is that you look at and - both offer 'casual' kilts in 5 and 8 yard versions - yes, of course they are imports - at reasonable prices, to 'get the feel' of a kilt. The 5 yard version obviou...
by trainspotter48
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mr. Steed, if you please!
Replies: 28
Views: 488

Re: Mr. Steed, if you please!

If anyone wants help with Llanfair__________etc, a search on the shorthand version of Llanfair PG will help.

It's a village on the island of Anglesey off the NW corner of Wales.
by trainspotter48
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Water!
Replies: 30
Views: 356

Re: Water!

Bearing in mind what Australia has been through in the last 6 months or so, I can understand your enthusiasm at seeing 'real live water'.
Unfortunately, here in the wet of England (and that's not a typo), we're getting a little fed up with it.
by trainspotter48
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Health Concerns & Costs
Replies: 75
Views: 900

Re: Health Concerns & Costs

That sounds like good news.
by trainspotter48
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Balloon pants
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Balloon pants

Looks like a variation on the 'Sauna Jeans' that were sold as a weight loss aid!!
by trainspotter48
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Engineers
Replies: 19
Views: 513

Re: Engineers

I believe the term 'civil' was to distinguish from 'military'.

I agree that today it tends to cover construction works, whether bridges, tunnels or buildings.
by trainspotter48
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non Gendered Children
Replies: 19
Views: 420

Re: Non Gendered Children

I noticed on one of the UK motorway service areas recently a couple of 'family rooms', presumably in an attempt to resolve this problem.
by trainspotter48
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: A weird tech idea
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: A weird tech idea

Regarding the construction of a 'skirt ventilator', my thoughts are as follows:- The airflow is provided by a powered respirator belt pack unit The air is taken through a type of hoop underskirt construction, possibly in skeleton format and made from sil nylon or similar. Small PVC tubing is also po...
by trainspotter48
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Replies: 7
Views: 288


You on the West of the pond won't be familiar with some 1980s? cult fiction about Life, the Universe and Everything written by Douglas Adams.

Goodbye and Thanks for all the Fish is an expression that occurs within these books.
by trainspotter48
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Changes at the Cafe
Topic: Software Upgrade
Replies: 29
Views: 1115

Re: Software Upgrade

Thanks, Carl!
I hope it didn't cost you too much sleep.
by trainspotter48
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lurking in a bush!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Lurking in a bush!!!

British freight brake vans are small by comparison with the American caboose, as they are usually built on a 4 wheel frame instead of sat on a pair of bogies. They provided accommodation for the Guard, together with a handbrake. Most British freights ran 'loose coupled' - that is to say that there w...
by trainspotter48
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: In defense of feminine men
Replies: 46
Views: 2057

Re: In defense of feminine men

Regrettably, the 'model' for male behaviour is becoming increasingly uncaring and aggressive. This makes it difficult for any male to express any form of 'caring' attitude without having an unkind label attached, and this is totally independent of any sartorial choices one may choose to make. I know...
by trainspotter48
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: ‘I Basically Just Made It Up’
Replies: 11
Views: 676

Re: ‘I Basically Just Made It Up’

Or, as I've heard in the past:-

'There are lies, damned lies and statistics'
by trainspotter48
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Member names
Replies: 28
Views: 827

Re: Member names

I'll admit to being a 1948 model, and yes, I could be found on bridges or station platforms with my book of locomotive numbers.

I still play with trains, but now they are 12" to the foot, and at a preservation centre.