Stuart.C

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  1. 26 minutes ago, jonab said:

     

    I have to say it puts me in mind of the recent Boeing scandal involving the 737 MAX aircraft.

     

    Agree.

     

    Donnington;

    Actual cause, Pilot(s) error in shutting off the "Wrong", working engine.

    Real cause, Boeing making undeclared design changes leading to the pilots making an incorrect diagnosis.

     

    737 Max, (x2)

    Boeing making undeclared design changes leaving the pilots unable to make a correct diagnosis.


  2. 17 minutes ago, colly0410 said:

    I got in my car, put it in drive, released handbrake, pressed the accelerator & nothing happened = I hadn't started the engine. I'm sure I'm going daft, lol... 

     

    Well it wouldn't be daft if it was an Electric car..but I'm guessing it's not

     

     


  3. 17 hours ago, Brew said:

    Does maintain his innocence or just refuses to say where she is?

     

     

    Maintains his innocence therefore if correct he could not know where the body is, although the evidence appears to suggest otherwise.

    If he'd have admitted guilt at the trial, whether correct or not he'd have probably been out 15 years ago or more.


  4. I've got 2 cars, both Auto, neither with flappy paddles tho'..

    Both do have manual up / down shift option.

    I've had 3 others in previous years out of a total of 21 or so cars /van.

     

    Modern autos are as if not more fuel efficient compared to manual.

    Partly because of the number of gears 6,7,8,9 or 10, partly because they are computer controlled.

     

    If new combustion engined cars were going to be around in the future they would all have been auto's.

    As they'll all be electric they don't need gears, except maybe commercials


  5. I started ACHS in 1962 and it was leaking and starting to fall apart then.

    Several of the buildings had been replaced.

     

    It was prefab, built using the CLASP system originally known as Consortium of Local Authorities Special Programme , of which Notts CC were a leading player.

    Start to finish I believe was 18months.

     

    but later known as, Collection of loosely Assembled Steel Parts, (which were full of asbestos.)

     

    So in terms of fabric, it certainly wasn' the best:Shock:

     

    Plus we used to get an oil slick in the Quad play area from the heating oil pipe that used to leak regularly.


  6. I flew on Qatar Airways to New Zealand earlier in the year.

     

    When asked by the Flight attendant what I wanted to drink I said tea please, then quick as a flash before she had chance to ask I said White , no sugar.

     

    Well when it came it was,,, a bit WHITE..

    I'd heard of Green tea and Earl Grey etc but not White Tea before.

     

    Next time an attendant came (different one) and asked if I wanted a drink I said yes but not as white as last time and she smiled.

    You need to ask us for English Breakfast with milk, not White tea.


  7. 1 hour ago, Beekay said:

    Just read your post Jonab, quite interesting. If only there were more pictures. Having driven the old route, on the way to Matlock bath, like you, I'm fascinated to think trolley wires ran all that way. Often wondered how like today's trams, they can run uphill. Steel on steel and all that. How do they get the traction?

     

    Either sand boxes fitted in front of the traction wheels or they employed someone to travel with the tram and get out and throw sand on the rails or locals were employed, maybe children, to do it.

    If all else failed I would imagie the male passengers got off and pushed it as a lot of passengers were miners.