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Re: Name the landmark

19 April 2014 - 6:59pm
Bicycler wrote:If you can see it in the mist.

You've been there …

Re: Name the landmark

19 April 2014 - 4:58pm
Mistik-ka wrote:Here's the legendary pub with a series of legendary — and sometimes a bit, um, earthy — female publicans:
Legendary Pub-1.jpg
It's a beautiful sight to see when the weather is foul.
If you can see it in the mist.

Re: Name the landmark

19 April 2014 - 4:56pm
Sorry Si I haven't got one in Crimson Lake
but here's a nice one in lined Black, must keep an eye out for her this summer ten I'll oblige the railway chaps with a nice pic


Much better in the black than the green, but still not CL!

I still dream of an 'O' scale brass kit of it.....one day, when I win the lottery.

Re: Name the landmark

19 April 2014 - 3:43pm
Here's the legendary pub with a series of legendary — and sometimes a bit, um, earthy — female publicans:
Legendary Pub-1.jpg
It's a beautiful sight to see when the weather is foul.

Re: Lazy drivers

19 April 2014 - 3:00pm
[/quote]Kinda like this perhaps?

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/forum/bo ... sted=0&v=y

Surprised nobody else has linked to it before. Maybe I missed the thread somewhere.[/quote]


Just like that except I was the bike (in my Volvo) and the van was the bike - if that makes sense?

Jon.

Re: Lazy drivers

19 April 2014 - 12:26pm
Hobbs1951 wrote:I agree with most of the sentiments on this thread, and would just like to relate this whilst I was driving recently (incidentally on my way to a ride some 25 miles away - bike in car).

Driving sensibly in my 28 year old bike hauler (a Volvo estate), I was on main road leaving a small town when I approached a side road and noticed three cyclists, the lead cyclist did not stop and rode out in front of me, I had to swerve to avoid, upon then driving past him I then became victim to a torrent of abuse (verbal and hand).

I stopped the car in a safe spot and confronted the"cyclist"; asking him if the situations were reversed - him driving, me riding - would he have driven out in front of me? He had nothing to say - actually I believe if you are one these"chancers", you're likely to have little respect for any road user - pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist...

Just a thought - and take care.

Jon.

Kinda like this perhaps?

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/forum/bo ... sted=0&v=y

Surprised nobody else has linked to it before. Maybe I missed the thread somewhere.

Re: Name the landmark

19 April 2014 - 11:10am
Mick F wrote:Yep,
Spot on. Smeaton's Tower on Plymouth Hoe.

This is only the top bit as the rest of it is still on Eddystone Rocks, but I ain't taking my bike out there! Eddystone Light.jpg

Why not...

Re: Lazy drivers

19 April 2014 - 11:08am
There is a system called the "Fleet Driver Risk Index"
It is a psychometric test for drivers that identifies traits such as impatience, risk taking etc and then educates the driver before allowing them on the road.

Arriva the bus company halved its accident rate using this system.

Re: Name the landmark

19 April 2014 - 9:17am
ferrit worrier wrote:I've been racking my brains over Micks picture, ..... Launceston Castle?Spot on!

The Ancient Capital of Cornwall.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Launceston_Castle

Re: Lazy drivers

19 April 2014 - 9:00am
I agree with most of the sentiments on this thread, and would just like to relate this whilst I was driving recently (incidentally on my way to a ride some 25 miles away - bike in car).

Driving sensibly in my 28 year old bike hauler (a Volvo estate), I was on main road leaving a small town when I approached a side road and noticed three cyclists, the lead cyclist did not stop and rode out in front of me, I had to swerve to avoid, upon then driving past him I then became victim to a torrent of abuse (verbal and hand).

I stopped the car in a safe spot and confronted the"cyclist"; asking him if the situations were reversed - him driving, me riding - would he have driven out in front of me? He had nothing to say - actually I believe if you are one these"chancers", you're likely to have little respect for any road user - pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist...

Just a thought - and take care.

Jon.

Re: Name the landmark

18 April 2014 - 10:39pm
Mistik-ka wrote:No photograph, but can anyone identify this historic landmark pub by the behaviour of the unforgettable lady (well, female) publican, who referred to Mrs. M. and me in a loud and matey voice, as "the two old mother….ers on the tandem"?

If no takers, I'll try to post a photograph (of the building) tomorrow.

Tan Hill.

Re: Question: Grand Union Canal London (Southall)

18 April 2014 - 8:30pm
Richard Fairhurst wrote:The GU towpath surface in London isn't too bad, and these sections are much less busy than the Regent's Canal which is the one most people know.

That said, I wouldn't be entirely sure that the canal is the best choice for your route. The one you're crossing at Greenford is the GU Paddington Arm, while that at Hanwell is the GU Main Line. Going from one to the other by canal you have to head out to Bull's Bridge (Hayes), which isn't necessarily the most direct route.

Surface "not too bad" depending on how much rain there has been. Thereabouts I took an unexpected dip in the canal after getting stuck in/ released from mud.

Re: Name the landmark

18 April 2014 - 8:20pm

Re: Name the landmark

18 April 2014 - 8:08pm
Si wrote:JamesE wrote:ferrit worrier wrote:Stockport viaduct, correct the loco definitely not the Flying Scotsman, your observation about the nameplate over the centre driving wheel would be correct for that loco, a clue this one is from the LMS
Ah well in that case it must be a Duchess class, no? And the Duchess of Sutherland appears to be wearing green this season…

<Geek> Duchesses were of the Coronation Class</Geek>

And if they've repainted DoS in BR green then I'm going to have to give someone a slap.

Sorry Si I haven't got one in Crimson Lake
but here's a nice one in lined Black, must keep an eye out for her this summer ten I'll oblige the railway chaps with a nice pic

IMG_0057.jpg

Re: Name the landmark

18 April 2014 - 7:54pm
JamesE wrote:ferrit worrier wrote:Stockport viaduct, correct the loco definitely not the Flying Scotsman, your observation about the nameplate over the centre driving wheel would be correct for that loco, a clue this one is from the LMS
Ah well in that case it must be a Duchess class, no? And the Duchess of Sutherland appears to be wearing green this season…

46233.12.jpg

and such a nice shade too . Spot on

Re: Name the landmark

18 April 2014 - 7:53pm
Si wrote:And if they've repainted DoS in BR green then I'm going to have to give someone a slap.
From the link I posted in my earlier edit
Wikipedia wrote:On 3 March 2012, now renumbered 46233 was rolled out in "authentic (Brunswick) green" livery, as used by British Railways during the early 1950s, at the Midland Railway - Butterley following her major overhaul.[1][2]

It is planned for her to remain in her BR Green livery till the end of 2014 when she will be repainted into her more recognized livery of LMS Crimson Lake for her 2015 mainline season.
You'd better be going to find the person you need to slap!

Rick.

Re: Name the landmark

18 April 2014 - 7:52pm
No photograph, but can anyone identify this historic landmark pub by the behaviour of the unforgettable lady (well, female) publican, who referred to Mrs. M. and me in a loud and matey voice, as "the two old mother….ers on the tandem"?

If no takers, I'll try to post a photograph (of the building) tomorrow.

Re: Name the landmark

18 April 2014 - 7:49pm
JamesE wrote:ferrit worrier wrote:Stockport viaduct, correct the loco definitely not the Flying Scotsman, your observation about the nameplate over the centre driving wheel would be correct for that loco, a clue this one is from the LMS
Ah well in that case it must be a Duchess class, no? And the Duchess of Sutherland appears to be wearing green this season…

<Geek> Duchesses were of the Coronation Class</Geek>

And if they've repainted DoS in BR green then I'm going to have to give someone a slap.

Re: Name the landmark

18 April 2014 - 7:12pm
ferrit worrier wrote:Stockport viaduct, correct the loco definitely not the Flying Scotsman, your observation about the nameplate over the centre driving wheel would be correct for that loco, a clue this one is from the LMS
Ah well in that case it must be a Duchess class, no? And the Duchess of Sutherland appears to be wearing green this season…

Re: Name the landmark

18 April 2014 - 6:42pm
RickH wrote:ferrit worrier wrote:Ok Which Viaduct, and name the loco

IMG_0004.jpg


The viaduct looks like the main line through Stockport. Not sure about the loco - immediate reaction is large green engine = Flying Scotsman but I've not convinced myself that it actually is as the nameplate is usually (always?) on the middle wheel arch & this one appears to have its name on the side of the boiler.

Rick,.

Stockport viaduct, correct the loco definitely not the Flying Scotsman, your observation about the nameplate over the centre driving wheel would be correct for that loco, a clue this one is from the LMS

http://www.transportheritage.com/find-h ... obi2Id=201

If you look at the link the photo was taken from the top of the building that the "Balloon" marker is covering

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