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Forum: Social Forum 26th June 2020, 12:43
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Astraeus
Dreadful

This is dreadful. Unfortunately Police face situation just like this somewhere in the. UK everyday.
My very best wishes with him.

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 3rd June 2020, 18:25
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Astraeus
Frightening

That is pretty frightening.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd June 2020, 17:45
Replies: 22
Views: 904
Posted By Astraeus
Beat me

Was just going to suggest that

:duh:
Forum: Social Forum 19th May 2020, 09:36
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Astraeus
Neighbour

One of my parents' neighbours bought one of the first ones. It was red and looked superb. Very unusual for the times. He took me out for a drive in it .
Nearly bought one 8 years later but didn't...
Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2020, 20:48
Replies: 23
Views: 1,530
Posted By Astraeus
Sad

I am very sad to read of your terrible situation

Our thoughts with you

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 8th May 2020, 11:57
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Astraeus
Lest we forget

In memory of those that gave so much and in so many ways..

Particularly in memory of my grandparents at this time

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2020, 20:49
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Astraeus
Tragic

Hi

What a tragic story of loss. Loved the photograph. We can't really comprehend the service and suffering of those that lived through the war years

Cheers

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 21st April 2020, 16:26
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Astraeus
Thanks folks

Thank you all for sharing. I will visit the Lossiemouth graves next time I am up visiting our son and the grandkids. He is in RAF stationed at RAF Lossiemouth until December. Been there a few years....
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2020, 22:03
Replies: 37
Views: 1,558
Posted By Astraeus
Raising money

Perhaps it is sad that a 99 year old feels the need but on this occasion we need to step back and look at things.
No health service anywhere is designed or capable of coping with things on this...
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2020, 21:02
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Astraeus
Your Stories

I would love to hear your stories from that time, with or without pictures.

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2020, 21:01
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Astraeus
My father's Dad

Next is another I never got to know. My Grandfather died from a brain tumour shortly before my mother and father married. He was 52. A fantastic gardener who was at one time and up to his death...
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2020, 20:51
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Astraeus
Next up

Next up is Alexander (Sandy) Ross my grandmother's beloved brother. He joined up at the same time and went to all the same places until Madagascar. Sandy was a diabetic. He should not have been away...
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2020, 20:43
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Astraeus
Family in WW2

The fantastic actions of Captain Tom Moore in raising an unbelievable amount for NHS charities reminds me of some of my own family who served. Alas none of these are alive today and in fact two I...
Forum: Photography Corner 20th April 2020, 20:19
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Astraeus
A few days ago

Here earlier in the walk a few days ago
Forum: Photography Corner 20th April 2020, 20:17
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Astraeus
Morning...

Hi

Thought I would share this beautiful sight I walked to this morning. Every day up at 5.45 out the door at 6 so I can do my 6-8km walk without bumping into others. I leave the house and walk...
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2020, 19:54
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By Astraeus
Raf a400m

We had an RAF A400M Atlas flew over my house today on a mission from Brize Norton to Aberdeen then into Prestwick

Flying at medium level.

Wonder what it was up to?

Chris
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2020, 21:17
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By Astraeus
By the way

Forgot to say

1 his child will grow up just like him.. :duh:

2 I am sorry you were exposed to this today. Everyone should be free from violence or aggression in their place of work. Disgusting....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2020, 21:14
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By Astraeus
Hilarious

Indeed it would be. However as is the way these days he would have then gone bleating to the Police and have our friend charged. Idiots like this are not worth getting into bother for

Mind you...
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2020, 14:51
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By Astraeus
Hopefully

Dear me, nothing but health news. You must have got a right shock with this.

My thoughts are with you

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2020, 14:40
Replies: 96
Views: 4,921
Posted By Astraeus
Saddened

I am very, very sorry to hear your dreadful news. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 7th April 2020, 07:59
Replies: 1,281
Views: 47,966
Posted By Astraeus
Idiot

Trump is an idiot! Just listened to him saying we did nothing and the US moved quickly

Aye, right!

Clown
Forum: Social Forum 6th April 2020, 23:55
Replies: 17
Views: 1,098
Posted By Astraeus
Press while PM in ICU

I would like to think the press would stop the carping on, critising every statement . The bottom line is this is uncharted territory. Whoever was/is in power would struggle with this. It is truly...
Forum: Photography Corner 6th April 2020, 23:44
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By Astraeus
Spitfire

Can't beat a good Spitfire

This from Duxford
Forum: Humour Corner 31st March 2020, 13:33
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By Astraeus
6731

6732, 6733, 6734, 6........ Oh no! 1, 2, 3, 4,

:D
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2020, 21:45
Replies: 85
Views: 4,095
Posted By Astraeus
Stunning

That looks absolutely stunning.

Very good indeed.

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2020, 20:39
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Astraeus
Same class

Which reminds me.....
Little Johnny comes bounding up to see me on a Monday morning....

Mr Woy (Johnny had a very cute lisp)

"Mummy's wealy, wealy for it this time. Dad came home early and...
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2020, 20:34
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Astraeus
True number two

Now my next job was with a composite P1/2 class in an area of a Fife town in a bit that had a bit of a social issue and drugs


Show and tell with P1/2 on a Monday could be quite entertaining with...
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2020, 20:26
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Astraeus
Similar vein

Now, in my first teaching post in a certain Essex town with a large traveller community we too did similar things. We 'enjoyed' circle time that was very prescriptive following a daily pattern....
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2020, 20:13
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Astraeus
8pm applause for NHS and other staff

Well, pretty miserable here tonight so I was pleasantly surprised that most in our cul de sac were out clapping.
That little bit of human contact with neighbours nice too
If you are a critical...
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2020, 15:37
Replies: 1,281
Views: 47,966
Posted By Astraeus
1982

Has to be said that the Italian Police were carrying machine guns when I visited there ski-ing with the school in 1982. I recall being utterly astonished. :eek:

These are difficult times indeed....
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2020, 20:16
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Astraeus
Angry Monopoly

As they say in Monopoly

Go direct to jail...... :devil:

Unbelievable!

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2020, 23:21
Replies: 1,281
Views: 47,966
Posted By Astraeus
Bottom line

The bottom line here is we are dealing with something horrid and unexpected. I don't generally like politicians of any persuasion but at the moment I think those in power are doing their very best...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2020, 23:06
Replies: 25
Views: 798
Posted By Astraeus
At home hobbies....

Well I guess we will all have some time to fill in the house over the next while.
Time to look out the aircraft model kits again. I have a nice 1/48 scale Tornado F3 (RAF Leuchars 111 squadron)...
Forum: Photography Corner 23rd March 2020, 22:59
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By Astraeus
Nature

During this crisis Wendy and I thank our lucky stars we live where we do.
This was the beautiful sky taken at 5.45 am today. Forgive the quality as on my phone but nice to share something nice a...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd March 2020, 20:35
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By Astraeus
Unbelievable

Some folk eh? You must be furious. At least you and yours are OK.

Take care

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 20th March 2020, 23:36
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Astraeus
Incorrect

You are incorrect.
Your county has 7 confirmed cases. You have no idea how many are infected.

For once our politicians are doing what is required. If anything erring with when they closed things...
Forum: Social Forum 19th March 2020, 13:08
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Astraeus
Aston Martin & Land Rover

My friend has an Aston Martin Vantage and a Range Rover Sport

They are very classy cars indeed. Hand stitched leather in the Aston and the Autobiography Range Rover Sport a few months old.

I...
Forum: Social Forum 19th March 2020, 12:47
Replies: 45
Views: 1,407
Posted By Astraeus
School

On Monday I was working with a small group of 6 Primary 4 kids and they mentioned the shops. One of them said....

'Don't know what the fuss about toilet paper is all about. You just take the...
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2020, 22:40
Replies: 60
Views: 2,249
Posted By Astraeus
IWM Duxford

Just had an email from Duxford and my jaunt to the May Airshow is off. Cancelled and will be refunded but will take time. Museum now closed until further notice. Good thing is they are honouring...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 17th March 2020, 08:54
Replies: 2
Views: 1,109
Posted By Astraeus
Video

There is a video of this car and owner on official MG Facebook page.

Chris
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2020, 08:49
Replies: 28
Views: 2,565
Posted By Astraeus
Nice

That looks very nice indeed

👌
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 17th March 2020, 08:19
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By Astraeus
Bubble

I think we should all stay in a bubble mate!

Yes, car shows are going to all be cancelled all through the summer I think. Better safe than sorry. I have serious concerns over my parents. Both over...
Forum: Social Forum 15th March 2020, 18:38
Replies: 60
Views: 2,249
Posted By Astraeus
Madeira

Think Mum and Dad's holiday to Madeira in May won't happen.

They have more or less accepted that. Both being just 80 and 82 are obviously at risk in an aeroplane so possibly for the best

I am...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2020, 16:07
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By Astraeus
Look

I will have a look for you. Might have one lying about. If so I will post off to you.

Chris
Forum: NAC & SAIC 12th March 2020, 21:06
Replies: 2
Views: 1,109
Posted By Astraeus
MG ZS EV Taxi

Tayport now has its first all electric taxi. Local family owned firm picked up their first MG ZS EV today. It is Mackie Motors MG 's ex demo. In fact the very one I had a drive in.
He is delighted...
Forum: Social Forum 10th March 2020, 22:32
Replies: 23
Views: 1,032
Posted By Astraeus
3 Cortinas

I had three Cortinas. One Mk4 which was a hideous green 1.6L I bought for £200 as a stop gap when other car was off the road. Despite the fact it was falling to bits I liked it. (Apart from the...
Forum: Social Forum 10th March 2020, 10:20
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Astraeus
Dundee Gronk at work

Here is a picture of the Dundee Gronk hard at work circa 1980
08 762
08 490 iirc
Forum: Social Forum 10th March 2020, 10:12
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Astraeus
Cab ride

My pal and I used to get cab rides in the station pilot 08 at Dundee when they were taking the coaches out of one of the two bay platforms to release the engine ( usually a 26 or more likely a 27....
Forum: Social Forum 8th March 2020, 18:34
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Astraeus
Couple of small videos

Glasburgh DCC Sound


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ToLwfznlq9E


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp-IWLERt6Y
Forum: Social Forum 8th March 2020, 18:08
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Astraeus
Unusual visitor

Visiting Class 31 at Glasburgh Depot


Just had to buy this model when Hornby brought out the re tooling. Superb. I am sure a 31 must have visited Haymarket at sometime.:duh:
Forum: Social Forum 8th March 2020, 18:05
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Astraeus
Class 27

Class 27 at Glasburgh refuelling point
Forum: Social Forum 8th March 2020, 18:04
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Astraeus
Class 47

Class 47 on Shed for some maintenance
Forum: Social Forum 8th March 2020, 17:55
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Astraeus
Glasburgh

A picture of part of the Loco sheds at Glasburgh my previous 00 gauge layout. On RM Web somewhere.

This layout has been sold off to fund some family things and my new N gauge layout currently at...
Forum: Social Forum 6th March 2020, 14:21
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Astraeus
Currently

Currently building an N Gauge layout. Based around 1980s Scottish Region. Fictitious Station and depot based very loosely around Dundee..

Try the website RM Web

Some superb layouts on there
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2020, 08:36
Replies: 69
Views: 6,787
Posted By Astraeus
Guru

Yes, Brian has been amazing for everyone he has helped out over the years (myself included!!! )
Family comes first though and I am sure Brian has made this decision with the very best of intentions....
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 20th February 2020, 22:16
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By Astraeus
Attend

I will attend


Chris
Forum: Social Forum 17th February 2020, 21:15
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By Astraeus
Lincolnshire

We grew up with 111 Squadron Lightnings at RAF Leuchars. When on my annual jaunts to Lincolnshire came across an original 111 Squadron Lightning at Tattershall Thorpe.
They were awesome machines.
...
Forum: Social Forum 12th February 2020, 09:38
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By Astraeus
BBMF Dakota

BBMF Dakota pictured through the fence at RAF Coningsby undergoing an engine run during maintenance
Forum: Social Forum 12th February 2020, 09:16
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By Astraeus
Here you go ..

A nice DC 3 Dakota at Yorkshire Air Museum
Forum: Photography Corner 11th February 2020, 17:16
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By Astraeus
Enjoy

You enjoy your photography far toooooooo much!

:D

Very good photos indeed.

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 30th January 2020, 18:57
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Astraeus
Very good

6Yes, it is very good. Went to see it at cinema and the last time I heard such silence after a film was after Schindlers List. Showed the utter futility of war.
Well filmed.
Thought provoking...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2020, 22:59
Replies: 52
Views: 4,351
Posted By Astraeus
Good Advice

Very good advice. Anything hitting you at 70mph is going to be catastrophic.
Get out, get on the other side of the barrier where fitted and well away from the road.
Cars can be replaced, people...
Forum: Social Forum 26th January 2020, 09:32
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Astraeus
Wow

Now that is beautiful ! What a stunning car

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 26th January 2020, 09:26
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By Astraeus
Bon Accord

Bon Accord lemonade lorries up here. Didn't get it at home but when on holiday at my grandparent's in Elgin the lemonade was always well stocked . If you ran out a quick walk to the depot at the...
Forum: Social Forum 24th January 2020, 13:13
Replies: 26
Views: 1,389
Posted By Astraeus
Careful

You really have to be careful when you start amending law and consequence to suit popular belief. Cases are unique and it should be left to the courts to hand out punishments. There is I am sure the...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2020, 17:12
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By Astraeus
Ramsay World Travel

Our experience a little different. My father does his research, goes in to the branch in Dundee and books it there. For instance their two weeks in Switzerland in August 2020 £200 less than 2019.
...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2020, 06:50
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Astraeus
Astonishing

That level of punishment is utterly ridiculous. Showing such disregard for other people's safety is astonishing. He should be spending sometime behind bars. Driving anything when drunk deserves a...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 10th January 2020, 21:05
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By Astraeus
Fine

A fine looking vessel. Just the type for winter weather....have not been out sailing recently....either far too windy or chilly.

Out on the Broads.....heating on.......flat water.....perfect...
...
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2020, 20:19
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Astraeus
Worth watching

If you haven't caught up with this it is well worth watching. Their flying is quite extraordinary. As a bit of a 'plane nut' (mild understatement) I really enjoy programmes like this.

:bowdown:
...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2020, 14:36
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By Astraeus
Knew

Well, was it worth it? It had to be done. My Grandfather sat me down one day when I was in late Primary and told me a few things about his war and the rest of his family too. He was at one of the...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2020, 14:23
Replies: 29
Views: 1,922
Posted By Astraeus
PM

Pm sent Graham

Thinking of you

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2020, 23:29
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By Astraeus
Good hands..

As somebody who had both grandfathers (and their brothers and brother in law) fight throughout all of WW2 I kind of grew up with some of the stories of their war. My grandfather in the RAF, much of...
Forum: Social Forum 25th December 2019, 19:41
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By Astraeus
Merry Christmas

Yes, a Merry Christmas to everyone.
:snowball1:

Chris and Wendy
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2019, 10:30
Replies: 18
Views: 1,031
Posted By Astraeus
Rowantree

You could always hang them ( either the chocolates or the thieves) on the Rowantree.

Chris:xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2019, 20:31
Replies: 55
Views: 3,966
Posted By Astraeus
Yip

Yip you couldn't make it up. Do they not realise how utterly ridiculous that sounds.
Chris
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2019, 17:16
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Astraeus
Thanks

A big thank you to Lee for helping me out

Cheers


Chris
Forum: NAC & SAIC 30th November 2019, 10:36
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By Astraeus
HS

Had a seat in the new MG HS on Wednesday when picking up my 3. Very impressive. The finish is more akin the likes of the Honda CRV. Looks very well put together and full of safety and driver...
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2019, 09:51
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By Astraeus
Thoughts with

My thoughts with all those people involved (except the murderer of course) The bravery of ordinary folk and our Police who attended is beyond what can be expected. It is very sad that two innocent...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2019, 19:06
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Astraeus
PM

Hi

Will send you a PM
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2019, 14:32
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Astraeus
Anyone live in Southport?

I am looking for somebody to go and give a car a quick look for me. Too far to travel on spec but would like to know how it looks in the flesh. Looks good but photos and adverts can be deceptive! ...
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2019, 11:34
Replies: 11
Views: 1,362
Posted By Astraeus
Unhappy Fairy stories

Fairy stories normally begin with ..'Once upon a time....'

Today in UK

They begin..

'When I am elected..'

The whole lot of them are totally unbelievable
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2019, 12:57
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Astraeus
No use

No use Bob ....it's not yellow...:duh:

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2019, 13:21
Replies: 18
Views: 1,341
Posted By Astraeus
Very nice

They look very tidy. Not bad for your daily drive!

:drool4:

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2019, 13:35
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Astraeus
At risk of.....

Should have gone to Specsavers mate.......


Sorry

:D:D
Forum: NAC & SAIC 19th November 2019, 21:47
Replies: 11
Views: 2,606
Posted By Astraeus
Test Drive

Had a test drive of the demo at Mackie Motors MG Brechin for an hour and I thought I would not like it.....alas it is quite a machine. Full of safety features and very quick off the mark. When you...
Forum: Social Forum 15th November 2019, 07:02
Replies: 41
Views: 1,602
Posted By Astraeus
Happy Birthday

Happy birthday mate

Have a good one.:cool:

Chris
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2019, 22:36
Replies: 491
Views: 27,208
Posted By Astraeus
Well put!

Exactly!

Well put
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2019, 17:46
Replies: 47
Views: 4,020
Posted By Astraeus
Saturday

See you on Saturday. Also looking forward to it.

Chris
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2019, 18:17
Replies: 20
Views: 2,292
Posted By Astraeus
I am looking toward to seeing it on the Saturday....

I am looking toward to seeing it on the Saturday. My first time to the show

Chris
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2019, 11:30
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Astraeus
Fading

Alas a number of folk been having this issue with these lights. Odd how a lot seem to have the problem particularly on one side. Bad batch of plastic perhaps.

Good that you are sorted

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 4th October 2019, 08:31
Replies: 27
Views: 1,088
Posted By Astraeus
Err no...

Ah well you should have sent the photo to Edinburgh Zoo. It is obviously the footprints of the Machillier Haggis. You see the right legs are smaller than the left to aid walking round the steep hills...
Forum: Humour Corner 4th October 2019, 04:57
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By Astraeus
True

Inspectors visit the Primary school and take a group of kids to ask them questions about their schooling.

'How many pupils are there ?" asks inspector 1
"About 250,"replies the school Head...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 20:13
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By Astraeus
Ehem......

Well, I can only remember getting a clobber from my old man twice. On this occasion....was it justified....? You can make your own mind up....

Now , to set the scene the previous weekend we had...
Forum: Social Forum 28th September 2019, 22:41
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By Astraeus
Any good?

Not read that one Bob. Good read?

I would recommend Tom Neil's Gun Button to Fire.
Excellent

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 28th September 2019, 09:44
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By Astraeus
Spitfire and Hurricane

Yes it is true that during the Battle of Britain the Hurricane shot down more than the Spitfire but this does not tell the whole story. Both were essential. They could not initially manufacture the...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 23rd September 2019, 20:29
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By Astraeus
Bright

Takes a bit of sunspot to brighten up a rainy day

:drool4:

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 22nd September 2019, 12:46
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By Astraeus
Cafe

After visiting an Amsterdam 'cafe' ....there must have been something in the cakes.....:duh:
Forum: Social Forum 1st September 2019, 21:13
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Astraeus
Equally

An equally thought provoking place just a few miles from my house in Fife.
Scotland's Secret Bunker the same sort of place and appears built from similar plans if the disguised 'cottage ' on surface...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2019, 19:12
Replies: 62
Views: 2,458
Posted By Astraeus
Well..

Ford Escort MK 1 1300xl
Talbot Alpine
Yugo ( hides in disgrace)
Metro
Ford Escort mk3
Austin Ambassador
VW Panel Van
Triumph Dolomite 1750
Cortina Mk4 2.0 GL
Cortina Mk3 1600L
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 25th August 2019, 17:10
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By Astraeus
Access lift

Took advantage of the good weather and the fact the harbour had an access lift in to fit security cameras and floodlights after the break ins to get my main sail halyard fixed. We have had no...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 18th August 2019, 20:32
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By Astraeus
Indeed

Indeed it could have been worse. A few others were not so lucky. I think it's the fact they have been through everything in my boat! I just don't get how anybody can think it is ok to touch other...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 18th August 2019, 19:42
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By Astraeus
Livid! Broken into

Just back from our boat Astraeus and we have been broken into. Little scum bags have forced open the companionway hatch and been through every drawer and box in the boat. Fortunately they seem to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 12:47
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By Astraeus
Very nice

Nice looking clock ! Well done

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 16th August 2019, 10:36
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By Astraeus
Walking

Since I had a bleed at the back of my eye (lost partial sight for a while) last June as a result of High Blood Pressure I have taken to walking every day. Many reasons for HBP of course but part of...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 15th August 2019, 22:49
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By Astraeus
Looks cool

Looks good Jeff. It's great the feeling of satisfaction you get from boating.

Chris
Forum: Photography Corner 12th August 2019, 23:20
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By Astraeus
Horrific

What a horrific event. Think how the folk left behind feel.

You can't beat the sea. It, as Jeff states, needs to be treated with great respect and a little residual fear is no bad thing.

A...
Forum: Photography Corner 12th August 2019, 23:14
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Astraeus
Great time

That sounds like a great thing to enjoy together.
Trains, planes and automobiles ....my three obsessions....


Well three of them anyway.....:duh:

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 6th August 2019, 21:05
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Astraeus
Indeed

Here is a picture for those in doubt

:bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 6th August 2019, 03:15
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By Astraeus
Cunning

A cunning plan by your better half to get you to lose weight. Would work for me too.

Seriously, glad you recovered and enjoyed it. It is without doubt on my bucket list.

I spent 10 minutes...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 5th August 2019, 21:02
Replies: 218
Views: 108,542
Posted By Astraeus
This mine on my MG GS

Here is mine
As close as you can get to both my boat's name and forum name.

Basic DVLA plate at £250. Incorrect year but AS17EUS was £400!

So AS13EUS it was
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th August 2019, 19:11
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By Astraeus
Never

Never in doubt mate

Awesome car..

Plus the work you put in to her of course


Chris
Forum: Social Forum 5th August 2019, 18:57
Replies: 24
Views: 1,653
Posted By Astraeus
Terrible

Terrible news mate.

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 5th August 2019, 18:52
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By Astraeus
Lucky...

You lucky man!

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 5th August 2019, 18:43
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By Astraeus
Lossiemouth

Yip, on her way round the world. I saw it at Flying Legends at Duxford. Not flying but a beautiful looking machine.
Up to my son's base at RAF Lossiemouth tonight.

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 5th August 2019, 17:25
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By Astraeus
Old....

Positive proof if required...I am definitely getting old.

I am looking at, and would definitely prefer the Spitfire
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st August 2019, 22:52
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By Astraeus
Very good indeed

Looks very good indeed. Must be handy having a car body painter in the family.

Thanks for sharing

Chris
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st July 2019, 11:18
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Astraeus
Here you go

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=125864

Chris
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st July 2019, 11:05
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Astraeus
Yes

Yes.

But more important are the two drain holes at bottom of Plenum ( under plastic grills! These get blocked and can drown your main ECU.

Get them checked ASAP.

There is info on how to on...
Forum: Humour Corner 24th July 2019, 12:31
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By Astraeus
Good

That is so bad it is really funny...even had Wendy laughing !

:D:D
Forum: Events and Meets 21st July 2019, 20:30
Replies: 49
Views: 10,093
Posted By Astraeus
Great

Hi

It was great to meet old friends and some folk I just know through the forum until today.
We were lucky with weather. I had to depart just after 1 as I have been away doing planes, trains and...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 19th July 2019, 19:11
Replies: 3
Views: 1,439
Posted By Astraeus
Can't commit

Hi Graham

Going to have to give this a miss as we have some family stuff on then. It is a really good event.

Chris
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 18th July 2019, 22:01
Replies: 90
Views: 8,665
Posted By Astraeus
Mosquito

As I have a few days down here after the meet I have been back. Today I was lucky enough to hear that a practice taxi run for the Mosquito was being held. Not advertised.

I also got a chance to...
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2019, 17:29
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By Astraeus
Great

He was one of many great men that were terribly treated during and after the war. His was particularly nasty and I hope that all that were involved were ashamed later in life. They certainly should...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 8th July 2019, 22:13
Replies: 90
Views: 8,665
Posted By Astraeus
Setting off Thursday

Getting ready to set off on Thursday....

Early morning departure from Tayport , Fife to avoid worst of traffic around Glasgow...down M74/M6 then A66 ....overnight in Darlington Travelodge
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2019, 22:03
Replies: 20
Views: 1,251
Posted By Astraeus
Sexy

That is one sexy car Les.....repeat...the car! :D

Looks braw loon.

Chris
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2019, 22:01
Replies: 20
Views: 1,536
Posted By Astraeus
Opinion

In your humble opinion. :D:D:D

Must admit I like my 2.0 V6.....classy drive....:bowdown:..in my humble opinion. (Joking)
:D

Chris
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 2nd July 2019, 08:59
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Astraeus
Success

Well, I am glad to report that after a few hours work and a trip to recycling centre to dispose of dirty diesel that Astraeus is now cleaned up and running again. New filters and cleaning out tank...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 1st July 2019, 11:00
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Astraeus
Full

Yip, tank was full. Never let it get below half full. It had some additive in it as does white diesel which is what I use. I have never put red diesel in her. Some of the tanks up here were dipped by...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 1st July 2019, 10:52
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Astraeus
Risk!

Have one of those funnels and well, I Could do that ....but.... It is a right Royal PITA to clean out the tank properly. Empty all the diesel, tank inspection hatch off, pumps out all the diesel by...
Forum: Social Forum 30th June 2019, 08:14
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By Astraeus
Odd thing..

It's an odd thing but it isn't really new. Back in 1982 I left school to work in the TSB bank. Great job back then. Anyway, it meant I could take driving lessons. My parents had no car back then. ...
Forum: Social Forum 30th June 2019, 07:58
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By Astraeus
Good one

Have a good one....

See you at East Kirkby


Chris
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 29th June 2019, 17:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Astraeus
Flaming diesel bug

1Out for a sail in Astraeus today as my brother and son home from Australia. Motored up river through bridges (2knots of wind!) then when preparing to anchor for lunch.... Engine almost dies....
Forum: Social Forum 28th June 2019, 12:05
Replies: 79
Views: 3,021
Posted By Astraeus
Picture the scene....

On a similar vein ...this was witnessed....by close family..


High school nut job (17or 18) thinks it is a good idea to chuck stones over the 6 foot school fence at passing cars. This goes on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2019, 21:43
Replies: 51
Views: 3,804
Posted By Astraeus
PM

pM sent buddy

Chris
Forum: Items Wanted 10th June 2019, 22:22
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By Astraeus
Sorted

Got one thanks


Chris
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2019, 21:47
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Astraeus
Good

Yip, we enjoyed it too. Agree on his childhood too. Dear oh dear. Not as good as Bohemian Rhapsody ( recent film about Queen) but a pretty enjoyable film.

Chris
Forum: Items Wanted 8th June 2019, 12:01
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By Astraeus
3 speed cooling fan V6

Looking for a working 3 speed cooling fan including control box for a friend.

Chris
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2019, 10:04
Replies: 16
Views: 2,399
Posted By Astraeus
Awful

What a waste of a brilliant car. :eek:

Shame really

Chris
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 21st April 2019, 12:08
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By Astraeus
Therapeutic

That looks fabulous.

Great weather this weekend for all types of boating

Chris
Forum: Social Forum 12th April 2019, 00:12
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Astraeus
Mine too

Mine too. Superb acting and special effects. Shows war as it is ...brutal. I have lost count of how often I have watched the whole thing sometimes almost back to back.

The book is well worth...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 8th April 2019, 22:31
Replies: 20
Views: 2,769
Posted By Astraeus
Going

I will be there. Just booked accommodation in Gretna. Fits in well this year as I will be on my way back from Lincolnshire.
Will be in the GS though.

Chris
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2019, 20:22
Replies: 32
Views: 2,128
Posted By Astraeus
Eh mm

Oh yes they do.....oh no the don't.....oh yes they do...


These don't look bad...


:eek:
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 27th March 2019, 07:18
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By Astraeus
Yip

Yes, will be going again.

Chris
Forum: Items Wanted 25th March 2019, 21:43
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Astraeus
PM

Pm sent as I have one
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 24th March 2019, 19:55
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By Astraeus
Yip

Yip, stick my name down Graham enjoyed last year. Nice venue and some very nice cars.

Will bring the V6

Chris
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2019, 00:20
Replies: 32
Views: 3,359
Posted By Astraeus
As said

As said the most important thing is that you and other driver are OK. Even in a well engineered car you were both lucky to walk away from that.

Remember if you feel ill over next few days to seek...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2019, 13:34
Replies: 25
Views: 2,848
Posted By Astraeus
Three As

Our 1.8T running on Three As P606 and like you can't fault them.

Been a good purchase

Chris
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2019, 16:43
Replies: 40
Views: 2,456
Posted By Astraeus
That's

That's because you're not driving a Deltic :shrug:

:D

Chris
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th February 2019, 19:57
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By Astraeus
Sutton Coldfield help to view a car

Hi

Can anyone in Sutton Coldfield check a car for me in a garage
Just a quick to check itís there and looks as good as photos
No mechanical view required
Please PM me if you can help
Chris
Forum: Items Wanted 14th February 2019, 00:24
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Astraeus
Got one

Got one from Mickyboy

Thanks

Chris
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