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by StoneRoad
28 Feb 2019, 08:30
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

hmmmm,

I thought Britannia's hull was navy blue, which B&W would render as a dark colour.

Otherwise, "no idea" from me, but still thinking.
Plenty of dockside cranes to see.
by StoneRoad
12 Feb 2019, 18:02
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

The shape is so that they will come out of the mould more easily.
by StoneRoad
08 Feb 2019, 17:57
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Certainly had me foxed !
by StoneRoad
20 Jan 2019, 12:09
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Probably a platelayer's hut. The permanent way men would also use dets, also for fog signals at junctions. I remember being on the last train out of one place - the staff put about what felt like 50 dets down in front of the departing special ( service train with extra carriage / dmu , I think ) It ...
by StoneRoad
16 Jan 2019, 09:09
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

That's thick glass for any bottle, wine or otherwise !
by StoneRoad
03 Jan 2019, 20:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I'ld refer to those as "Sugar Nips" - as in cutting up block sugar
by StoneRoad
22 Dec 2018, 21:35
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Blacksmith's former, fits into the anvil and allows "finer scale" work
by StoneRoad
20 Dec 2018, 18:28
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I don't think it is either a proof mark, nor a hallmark, which were my original thoughts. So I'm at a loss ...
by StoneRoad
18 Dec 2018, 20:26
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

18mm or 35mm film splicing kit
by StoneRoad
17 Dec 2018, 22:29
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Azimuth compass
by StoneRoad
01 Dec 2018, 19:52
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Definitely hand-cranked siren ...

Maybe ww2 vintage, but the ROC posts has then as well. (up to the Stand down in 1990ish).

you made the different sounds by altering the vane settings
by StoneRoad
19 Nov 2018, 19:04
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I read the BBC coverage of poo-cubes and had to check the date !

PS. I've got a couple of drawers full of router bits; wonderful things, even if very noisy to use !
by StoneRoad
19 Oct 2018, 16:22
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

That looks like a thicknesser to the left, but no idea otherwise.
by StoneRoad
02 Oct 2018, 16:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

The lower shelf is the things you used to use to squeeze lemons or oranges for the juice, the one I have has a row of spikes to catch the pips ...

I think they are made out of coloured bakelite
by StoneRoad
01 Oct 2018, 08:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12178
Views: 449210

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

You can never have too much compost ...

I've more top-dressing to do, but later.
I'm still recovering, but I did get a good night's sleep.
by StoneRoad
30 Sep 2018, 20:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Views: 449210

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I've been "under medical attention" since around 2315 last night - about 12hours in total. I spent most of time under observation for low blood pressure in a hospital "short stay unit" (step between A&E and a full ward admission). I'm fine, now. Currently maintaining my fluid intake and resting. App...
by StoneRoad
30 Sep 2018, 19:38
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Battered spam fritters was something of a speciality on one of the chippies in my misspent youth. I've gone all nostalgic ...
by StoneRoad
26 Sep 2018, 14:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

scratch that - maybe Walrus.

Has it been polished ? the surface looks very smooth
by StoneRoad
26 Sep 2018, 14:24
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Sheep's horn ?
by StoneRoad
08 Sep 2018, 16:00
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Spam email
Replies: 231
Views: 25993

Re: Spam email

Must keep a watch out for that sort of thing ...

I would probably have rung the pwc Manchester office, after looking up the number in another way.

BT seemed to have upped their game on blocking spam. I've had very little recently, but the new filters at the ervers have blocked some genuine contacts.
by StoneRoad
01 Sep 2018, 14:47
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

electrical switchgear cabinet (if it isn't a gas meter cupboard)
by StoneRoad
29 Aug 2018, 19:54
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Ta ever so, Tizer.

No great feat - just that I remembered seeing something about the Kiwi refurbishment in a recent Current Archaeology.

(have been looking for our copy to confirm the details)
by StoneRoad
29 Aug 2018, 18:43
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

The Chinook is bringing chalk to spread on the Burford Kiwi, the dust is from the down draft.
by StoneRoad
21 Aug 2018, 16:28
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483302

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

looks like a block to go under leather when using a punch to cut holes
by StoneRoad
21 Aug 2018, 08:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12178
Views: 449210

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Glad to hear that Jack is healing ... Recent weather has been somewhat mixed - wet and windy at times, also just wet ! however, it dried up just enough to let me cut the big patch at the back. I've managed to move the tomatoes into the big greenhouse ... that was a couple of days ago, and today I wi...

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