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My next door neighbours tractor or should I say one of his tractors. He has quits a few in different sizes.

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I’ve only got two tractors. A 1952 grey Fergie TD and a 1962 Ford 2000 with a loader bucket. I don’t use either of them now. My interest in tractors is fading. I do have a quad bike that I race around the field, do wheelies and two wheeled cornering. It’s not a good example to set when you’re 76 but what the hell! :)

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Any advance on 2 tractors?  Who will be top of the tractor leaderboard?

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Take your pick Nonna

 

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Rog

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When reading the post, i was going to use that one den, but you beat me to it!

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Yes, you can’t beat low technology when it comes to fixing things! I think modern manufacturers of anything mechanical/ electrical use high tech just because they can. It also helps them to be uneconomical to repair so you have to replace.

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Think you are dead right Phil.........but sooner watch ''Talking Pictures''.......:rolleyes:

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3 hours ago, plantfit said:

Take your pick Nonna

 

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They aren't in talking Pictures Rog............lol

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Don't forget Phil,there's not that many folk today who could repair things,These so called technicians of today are only taught to replace not repair

 

Rog

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Just now, benjamin1945 said:

They aren't in talking Pictures Rog.....

 

If they were Ben I would have posted them in "What are you watching" thread lol

 

Rog

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Well thats made my day Nonna..............is it in 'Talking Pictures ''?

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Whats talking pictures?

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Ben will tell you Nonna, I think he watches it

 

Rog

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11 minutes ago, plantfit said:

Don't forget Phil,there's not that many folk today who could repair things,These so called technicians of today are only taught to replace not repair

 

Rog

That’s very true Rog. Although being an accountant by profession I’ve always been hands on mechanically and electrically. Even now, in my retirement I’m not averse to a bit of welding or lathework when necessary, although it doesn’t present itself much these days. We have modern cars so other than keeping them clean there’s not much to furtle on them. Long gone are the Sundays when you used to tune and balance the carbs, check the timing and do regular lubrication services. I sometimes hanker after an older classic car but I can pop into nearby Sherwood Restorations at Southwell at any time, reminisce with the guys there and come away satisfied that I don’t have to do the maintenance.

 

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5 minutes ago, nonnaB said:

Whats talking pictures?

 

Do keep up Darling.....................

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9 minutes ago, nonnaB said:

Whats talking pictures?

I don’t suppose you have talking pictures in Italy yet but over here we’ve got talkies, wide screen and technicolour. Sadly the Hammond organ that comes up from under the floor has gone.

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I remember Phil back in about 1970,nearly finished my apprenticeship at Peoples college the engineering lecturer said to us " in your lifetime you won't need any of these measurements and skills because everything you work on will be thrown away and replaced with new parts" it has come true,but I still have the skills

 

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17 minutes ago, plantfit said:

I remember Phil back in about 1970,nearly finished my apprenticeship at Peoples college the engineering lecturer said to us " in your lifetime you won't need any of these measurements and skills because everything you work on will be thrown away and replaced with new parts" it has come true,but I still have the skills

 

Rog

I used to do a bit of engineering work when I retired helping a farmer friend. He only had a small set up and a lot of ancient kit. We used to go down the A1 to Fen Lane near Long Bennington where there was a combine harvester graveyard. You found the combine you wanted with the appropriate part and a guy used to come along in an electric milk float with cutting gear and burn it off for you. Many's the happy hours I've spent deep inside a combine! Sadly he's dead now and the land's been sold but his farm was in idyllic surroundings down by the Trent so it was a joy to be there at harvest time when I drove the tractor beside the harvester collecting the wheat.

 

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I've just turned over to Talking Pictures' Ben, but it's a musical comedy called 'After the Ball' and seeing as the film is partway through, I'm not sure what it's about!   

 

It's certainly not about tractors...

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No i'm sure Vesta Tilley never drove a tractor.........lol

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Strangely, I actually knew some words to the song 'After the ball was over'  but I'm not sure if they're the right words or some deviant ones!  

After the ball was over,

in our back yard last night,

somebody shouted Eileen,

"Are you coming out tonight?"

Eileen she did not answer,

that would do at all

(conveniently I can't remember any more words...)

 

just heard her singing the right words!

 

 

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Here you go Margie, at great expense and risk to life and limb I give you:-

 

A little maiden climbed an old man's knee,
Begged for a story, "Do, Uncle, please."
Why are you single; Why live alone?
Have you no babies, have you no home?"

"I had a sweetheart, years, years ago:
Where she is now, pet, you soon will know.
List to the story, I'll tell it all.
I believed her faithless, after the Ball." 

After the ball is over
After the break of dawn
After the dancer's leaving
After the stars are gone
Many a heart is aching
If you could read them all
Many the hopes that have vanished
After the ball. 

Bright lights were flashing in the grand ballroom
Softly the music, playing sweet tunes
There came my sweetheart, my love, my own
I wished some water, left her alone

When I returned, dear, there stood a man
Kissing my sweetheart, as lovers can
Down fell the glass, pet, broken that's all
Just as my heart was, after the ball 

After the ball is over
After the break of dawn
After the dancer's leaving
After the stars are gone
Many a heart is aching
If you could read them all
Many the hopes that have vanished
After the ball. 

Long years have passed, child, I've never wed
True to my lost love, though she is dead
She tried to tell me, tried to explain
I would not listen, pleadings were in vain

One day a letter came from that man
He was her brother, the letter ran
That's why I'm lonely, not home at all
I broke her heart, After the ball 

After the ball is over
After the break of dawn
After the dancer's leaving
After the stars are gone
Many a heart is aching
If you could read them all
Many the hopes that have vanished
After the ball.

After the ball is over
After the break of dawn
After the dancer's leaving
After the stars are gone
Many a heart is aching
If you could read them all
Many the hopes that have vanished
After the ball.
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