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by StoneRoad
20 Aug 2018, 09:45
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
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This isn't my image - it was emailed to me - as my own images are still waiting to be uploaded.

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TiG - DouglasHorseTrams par StoneRoad2013, on Ipernity

The first horse is a Clydesdale ...
by StoneRoad
20 Aug 2018, 09:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
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Was in Douglas for my b'day last year.
Had several rides on the Horse Tram along the prom.

The "Trammers" are either Clydesdales or Shires and pull the trams at a spanking trot.

Have a couple of photos somewhere ... "just a minute", I'll have a look ...
by StoneRoad
19 Aug 2018, 12:32
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483312

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Wendyf wrote: 19 Aug 2018, 05:38 He's running to encourage that huge animal to trot and show her action to the judge.
Not to mention trying to keep up with a trotting horse !

Lovely animal.
by StoneRoad
17 Aug 2018, 10:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
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Fishing net mangle ?

Actually, looks like rollers for bending sheet to a specific curve.
by StoneRoad
08 Aug 2018, 12:07
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
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Views: 483312

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That is one of the Board of Trade waggons for a "Rocket Brigade" It carries all the kit to fire the lines to set up a breeches buoy rescue from a ship wrecked onto the shore, or very close. They were often man-hauled, but could be horse-drawn using traces / chains if not shafts. The Rocket Brigades ...
by StoneRoad
28 Jul 2018, 19:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Views: 449210

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Far too wet and windy to glaze the new greenhouse ...

Last night's thunderstorm stopped me seeing the 'Blood Moon'. However, the rain had greatly reduced the watering requirements.
by StoneRoad
27 Jul 2018, 20:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Views: 449210

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I have been building a new greenhouse ...
by StoneRoad
20 Jul 2018, 16:32
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
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Views: 483312

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worm for checking / withdrawing all the remains of a previous firing of a smooth bore weapon (from cannon to pistol) before re-loading.

If you didn't, and the swabbing out didn't drown the waste 'bits', then the next load might fire prematurely.
by StoneRoad
26 Jun 2018, 18:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Views: 449210

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It's 'OT, with a capital HO ... Tidy up in the greenhouse (bit of bandage for the tomato plants) Clip off some dead leaves etc off the roses - the out-of-season transplanted ones, which will need watering tonight. Having had one lay-out in the sun, decided to sort out a set of steps and flagstones t...
by StoneRoad
25 Jun 2018, 10:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12178
Views: 449210

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Having had a few days in the TLC of Wales (visiting my father, now 99 1/4 yrs old) and attending the Hunslet 125 gala (Blanche & Linda are 125 yrs old so they had a party, inviting lots of other Hunslet locomotives, even a couple of diesels came). Great fun ! Now I'm back, with a pile of laundry and...
by StoneRoad
21 Jun 2018, 18:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Views: 449210

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Getting this one in early - it is for tomorrow.

I'm attending a gala "Hunslet 125" on the Ffestiniog Railway.
Celebrating 125th birthdays for "Blanche" and "Linda" - the organisers claim to have cornered the market in quarry class Hunslets ... I'll let you know how many attended next week.
by StoneRoad
21 Jun 2018, 17:37
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483312

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Tower of Refuge, Douglas, Isle of Man.

Erected by order of Sir William Hillary in 1832, after several shipwrecks
by StoneRoad
19 Jun 2018, 18:13
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483312

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That's a carriage key - used to open / lock "budget locks" on railway carriages.

Budget locks can be used on any number of types of locker doors, eg in boats or tool boxes in workshops ...
by StoneRoad
12 Jun 2018, 19:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12178
Views: 449210

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We've just had a week away - staying near Norwich. Today has been spent in two ways a) doing multiple loads of washing (towels and sheets from the caravan so extra to the normal numbers) and b) out in the garden catching up on some things - planting out, weeding and cutting the grass ... tonight I h...
by StoneRoad
24 May 2018, 08:39
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: And now for something........
Replies: 39
Views: 10498

Re: And now for something........

No images yet - but I'm about to arrange the arrival of a 3ft gauge carriage for restoration, it is not from mainland Britain !
by StoneRoad
23 May 2018, 13:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12178
Views: 449210

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Cut the grass (still not up to calling it a lawn) My advise is to keep the area of grass to a minimum. There is probably about five times the work goes into a lawn as into a border. I know people who have resorted to artificial grass rather than spend endless hours keeping grass tidy. I've certainl...
by StoneRoad
22 May 2018, 21:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12178
Views: 449210

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Currently; major gardening efforts have been taking place. Have just built - and filled - the new small, secondary greenhouse. Cut the grass (still not up to calling it a lawn) Planted out a boatload of pretties ! Workwise - attempting to organise the arrival of a new restoration project ... whilst ...
by StoneRoad
18 May 2018, 19:45
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483312

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hank of spun cotton
by StoneRoad
16 May 2018, 08:43
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483312

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Just a random remark about those cutters.

My paternal grandfather, just after WW1, was employed as a vertical borer (ie cylinders) at Hunslet Engine Company in Leeds.
Subsequently, my father was an apprentice at Hunslets and after he moved to near Bristol, he worked in the toolroom ...
by StoneRoad
16 May 2018, 08:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12178
Views: 449210

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When it has warmed / dried up a bit ...

Finishing off building the new secondary greenhouse. The instructions leave something to be desired.

Then I can get some things planted. You know, Tomatoes, courgettes etc.

Will probably cut the grass this afternoon.
by StoneRoad
05 May 2018, 08:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12178
Views: 449210

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Working in the garden today (and most of the weekend !) But having a side trip to another garden centre this morning for additional bedding plants, speciality potting / seed compost and a bulk supply of normal stuff - probably with a cup of coffee - and some inspiration. Hopefully, some nice sun to ...
by StoneRoad
05 May 2018, 08:48
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483312

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Wrecked Puffer,
so not the Vital Spark !
by StoneRoad
04 May 2018, 18:56
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483312

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That steamer is, I think, actually a Puffer.
However, I'm looking at the building, maybe something to do with communications ...
by StoneRoad
30 Apr 2018, 21:31
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483312

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Surely, that's the frozen treacle bricks production line ?
by StoneRoad
27 Apr 2018, 09:18
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483312

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I've used ours a few times ... sometimes the nuts and bolts have needed serious persuading ! usually because they are rusted into the timber.

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