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Ex-boy last won the day on November 19 2018

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  1. You are doing a wonderful job. She is looking great.
  2. I also read that men are more likely than women to die from the virus. As an over 70 A pos male I’ll just have to rely on my sense of humour to see me through. Please take care, one and all.
  3. Brilliant Wally. Please keep them coming.
  4. Good to have this back underway Simon. Long may the lockdown last from my selfish point of view.
  5. I take it that the new photo is part of your model build. Beautiful work: I hope you have time to get it on the front burner soon. Thanks for taking the time to post it. Steve.
  6. Any updates available yet? I see the vehicle has a Kent registration. Whereabouts was it based? I am interested as I live in Maidstone.
  7. Sorry I can’t help you in your quest Simon, but what you post is always interesting. The resolution on this is amazing, so I just wanted to say thank you. Steve.
  8. Looking really good, well done and keep it going. Steve.
  9. I would call the ‘thing’ a detent, unless anyone knows different. Whatever, it is all up to your usual superb standard and thank you for it. Happy new year and keep up the good work. Steve.
  10. Great work as always Dan. It would be marvellous if you can finish this year, but we all know things don’t always go as we wish. The main thing is, you are doing it to the best standard and keeping your audience amazed. Happy new year and best of luck. Steve.
  11. And in Arabic is a Mifta Inglesi, or English spanner.
  12. The QL was also carrying Jerricans. Not right, surely!
  13. I didn’t think the stolly was in service until 1966. Am I wrong? Steve.
  14. My previous posting struck another memory. Between Ballykelly and Derry is a place called Greysteel. During my year in the area (73/74) a gang of youths would regularly pelt any military vehicles going past, from an elevated position to the west of the road. The coaches were regular targets and one evening on of ours was hit by a number of missiles and got to Derry with smashed windows and broken headlights. As it was on a run to the airport, a replacement was sent out and I went along with spare headlights to make the first one roadworthy so I could drive it back to Ballykelly. In the meantime, the police informed us that Greysteel had been cleared and all was well. Guess what? Greysteel was still full of youths and we also got a pasting. There was an almighty thump right behind me and when we got to Derry we found a 2 foot length of scaffold pole embedded in the bodywork (luckily double skinned). A few feet higher and it would have taken my head off. Luckily, there was no other significant damage, so with the police actually clearing Greysteel, the two coaches got through there later with no problem. That was the closest I got to being injured in NI.
  15. I remember going to Derry during my stint at Ballykelly and seeing a ship there which was being used for accommodation. That would have been in 1973.
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