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Forum: The lounge 8 Hours Ago
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Knock… Knock

Scammers set up accounts and make money much more quickly than the authorities can act. In cases where money is taken form accounts the banks must know the account numbers and so forth, and...
Forum: The lounge 2 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 662
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: When i was a child

:o:o:o

Oh yes, I had forgotten about that; but seriously, there was a Bubble Car made in Ireland I think that was faster in reverse than going forward.

They didn't have a reverse gear as such,...
Forum: The lounge 2 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 662
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: When i was a child

Wasn't it the Isetta that was faster in reverse than going forward?

http://car-from-uk.com/ebay/carphotos/full/ebay384506.jpg
Forum: The lounge 2 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 662
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: When i was a child

Yep, all of the above! The Panther 650 was reputed to do one stroke every telegraph pole in top gear! They only produced 24 BHP which seems very little nowadays, but my dad would overtake cars on the...
Forum: The lounge 2 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 662
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: When i was a child

My parents kept chickens during the war, but they had to give up their egg ration! *yes
Forum: The lounge 2 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 662
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: When i was a child

I was thinking that but Henry said 'all 4 of us would get a ride in it' which made me think it was a Bubble Car. You are probably right about the sidecar; I am sure I have seen Vespas with them...
Forum: Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Recommendations for AF film SLR

I have bought a few things from Nick & Trick and have had films developed there. They are too far away for me to visit unfortunately but they seem to be a really good team. From what I can see it...
Forum: The lounge 2 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 662
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: When i was a child

And you still can't beat a pair of copper wires for call quality, plus there is no danger of microwaving your brain.




Was that a 'Bubble Car'? I remember those.

They were very popular in...
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 662
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: When i was a child

How could we possibly forget those. Weren't they a job creation scheme for AA and RAC patrols? ;)




Harold, almost nobody needed a car in the 1950's. Houses were generally built within walking...
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 311
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: In praise of...............

Were you thinking of a butt plug Tim? :D
Forum: Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Recommendations for AF film SLR

I thought the joy of film photography was that it wasn't auto-focus! *yes

There is nothing quite like seeing images snap in and out of focus in big bright viewfinders when using fast prime lenses....
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 311
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: In praise of...............

Vodafone is OK when it works, but their customer service is dire and they tell lies.

I bought a new handset outright form a Vodafone store a couple of years ago, and took out a basic contract for...
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 361
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Lifes Milestones. . .

The flat is at the rear of the practice on the first floor above some consulting rooms below. Access is via an outdoor stairway at the rear of the practice, reached via the back yard, as it were. As...
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,059
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Photography in Public Places

What 'current situation'?

And how can a camera cause alarm and distress? :rolleyes:
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: ISO limits for prints

That is a useful article Mark, thank you.

The ISO sensitivity of some newer cameras is quite remarkable, but aside from whether anyone will actually print images captured at ISO 51,200, the...
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,059
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Photography in Public Places

This seems to be a catch-all argument nowadays; yet there is no problem taking the same photographs with a mobile phone. :rolleyes:
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,059
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Photography in Public Places

As a one time biker I was once given some very sound advice by a retired Traffic Officer. He said "never, ever try to be clever with 'the Old Bill'; whoever writes the script always gives us the best...
Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 311
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: In praise of...............

You wouldn't get that service from Vodafone, that's for sure! :mad:
Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 361
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Lifes Milestones. . .

Its quite simple really John. Yellow lines make money but resurfacing potholed roads costs money.

Likewise the authorities would rather pursue speeding drivers and parking violations than common...
Forum: The lounge 5 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 662
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: When i was a child

Yes, there was the 'wedge' shaped Austin Princess, which was actually quite a decent and well designed car, but like many British Leyland vehicles it suffered from appalling build quality and an...
Forum: The lounge 5 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 662
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: When i was a child

The Vanden Plas models were variants on Austin bodies if I remember correctly, and came with top specification. That was in the days before Ghia, Elite or Prestige badges had found their way onto...
Forum: The lounge 5 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 662
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: When i was a child

Ahh yes the Vanden Plas, with their Rolls Royce engines. I wonder how many tonnes of CO2 they generated per Kilometre? ;)

I remember my father brought one home on one occasion. I think it had a...
Forum: General photography discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,059
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Photography in Public Places

I wonder how this would apply to taking photographs of the sky at an outdoor music event, such as a Spitfire flypast? Presumably this is not an indictable offence?

Also, what qualifications do...
Forum: The lounge 5 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 361
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Lifes Milestones. . .

I wonder whether they receive special training?

When I spoke to one of the automatons on the phone I asked him whether he registered his own car at the council offices to use the car park there....
Forum: The lounge 5 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 662
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: When i was a child

Agreed, although many of the makes such as Austin, Morris, Wolsey, MG, Riley, etc. came from the same factories. Likewise Hillman and Sunbeam and some others who were part of the Rootes group.
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