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16 minutes ago, siddha said:

Pouring with rain here! In my garage doing stuff towards the restoration of an early Sunbeam.

 

On the shelf I have a very early Watford speedometer (1910) that has some brass gears missing. I would very much like to use this Speedo and am looking for somebody like a clockmaker who might be able to cut some gears for me anyone on this forum know of a retired person or enthusiast who could do this kind of work. I  have tried local clockmakers and indeed one or two nationally but I think that the work is not sufficiently interesting to them.

 

The British Horological Association at Upton, Notts might be able to put you in touch with someone.

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Expensive day - our 2 cats have just been to the vet for their annual vaccinations and check ups.  Also bought some more Frontline and a worming tablet each.    £172.00 !!!

.....and they (the cats) aren't even grateful.  One scratched me as I was trying to get him from behind the sofa to put him in the carrier, and both wailed all the way there and back.  When we got home they both glared at us and then shot out into he rain (which they usually hate). I think they must just see it as cat abuse!

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They're grateful to you though when it's a sleeting winters night, and they're snug and warm, and curled on on a nice thick rug ! 

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1 hour ago, philmayfield said:

I would very much like to use this Speedo and am looking for somebody like a clockmaker who might be able to cut some gears for me anyone on this forum know of a retired person or enthusiast who could do this kind of work.

 

Have you tried looking for model makers?

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Thanks for tips yes philmayfield have been on to BHA and Brew I have been on to model makers.

Got a possibility in Derby!

Will post a couple of pics once I have mastered the uploading to a site

 

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Beekay as requested period  pic of two toffs in a Sunbeam 16-20 round about 1914.

Not quite sure if I will attempt this kind of body work as I don't enjoy doing that as much as I like the mechanical fettling.

 

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And this as far as I have got with rebuilding one of these;2v9afqc.jpg

 

 

 

 

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Do you mean to tell me that's not you in seat?? On the second picture, all you need is a couple of pedals and hey presto ! your away

Another point , if you took away one of the rear wheels I'm sure Plantfit could use it as a trike.   :bravo:

Good luck with your project mate ! Beekay.

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On me knees and not a Hail Mary said:

18e6d0472daca19f5387d14fd346d123.jpgGreat to see the 'Pool beat them onion eaters..

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Had a most enjoyable evening at the Royal Concert Hall watching a fabulous show called the Strictly the Professionals.

Ten professionals from the series, doing various themed sets, routines, and also some of their own personal favourites.

A fantastic night of talent, glitz, glamour, superb dancing, great music and singing too.

A most uplifting experience by some of the best dancers in the world, hailing from Russia, Siberia, Australia, South Africa, Italy, Venezuela, Spain and of course the UK. 

A night of sophistication topped off by chips and curry sauce in a tray !  :hungr:

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A good night topped with chips and curry sauce, now that is real sophistication ! You really know how to live life in the fast lane Fly.

I stand in awe and admiration bruv. ;)

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21 hours ago, siddha said:

And this as far as I have got with rebuilding one of these;

 

Looking good so far but wow still a long way to go. Why the wood blocks on the spring U bolts?

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I realise it's nowt to do with owt on here but Siddha's restoration reminded me to ask, Does anybody have any experience of Beamish museum? Want to check out if it's worth the 680 mile round trip. Always wanted to go, but should've done it when we lived in Nottingham, (but couldnt afford a car then). All sensible replies will be greatly appreciated. Beekay...

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1 hour ago, Beekay said:

Want to check out if it's worth the 680 mile round trip

 

Combine it wi' a NS meet up!  .... simples!

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Are you having an NS meet-up then at Beamish? Or am I being pedantic.

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Greatness of a day- being wifeless gives me a chance to play music piped to me outside speakers...

Jack Trombey today-

Jack was a tunesmith alright..did the theme for Callan, Van Der Valk and the most brilliant Bill Brand featuring Jack Shepherd...kebab and cola ..again!

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Spent a couple of interesting hours today with friends at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool looking at the exhibition covering Charles Rennie Mackintosh and those who were his influences and contemporaries.

 

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Fab stuff.

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Beekay,   Beamish is a great day out, a 680 mile round trip I don't know about . If you travel that far there is so many Castles , fantastic country side , beautiful beaches , historic Cities and towns but most of all great people. Well worth a week or two visit , can you tell its one of my favourite areas.

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You're going to need more than one day to see it all BK, I went a few years ago on a coach trip from Nottingham,was there best part of a day and only saw about a quarter of it,suggest you have a holiday in the area and take in the museum when you're there,as Trogg says so many things to see and do in the area

 

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BK as Plantfit says it needs more than a day to take it in, the last time I went you purchased the ticket but it allowed you to revisit free that year, so if you are staying in the area you could return , whilst you are still there to continue your visit.

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9 hours ago, DJ360 said:

looking at the exhibition covering Charles Rennie Mackintosh

 

Looks like an Aubrey Beardsley without the severed head...

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Thanks fellas for the info. From what I've seen on Mr. You tube, it looks a big site. Good job they have trams to get round. Might have to borrow 'er indoors stroller to help me along. I would imagine there are some b+ b places or hotels in the area. Would break the journey in Nottm. at sister in law's. Her husband advised that's the best thing to do, then visit from their place, stay a couple of days then stay over on the way back.

They live in Stapleford, right next to M1. Brew reckons I ought to combine it with NS meet-up.  Beekay.

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I don't recall much of what I read, but I do believe that Aubrey Beardsley was an influence.

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My day started yesterday? Husband bought or was given half of it, 6 kg of mince.

I wanted to make some lasagne but my daughter took half of it to work and is making the ragu for me, the other half I'm making cottage pies. Will prepare lasagne later.

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What's Italian cottage pie like Nonna? Is it anything like Tagliatelle or does it come with garlic bread. GARLIC BREAD!! what's that all about ?

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