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by backnotes
26 May 2020, 12:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1120
Views: 25107

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

The white van has since moved.....

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by backnotes
25 May 2020, 6:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1120
Views: 25107

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

See earlier thread viewtopic.php?t=81760 for details :D

The Pied Bull, King Street, Chester.
by backnotes
22 May 2020, 5:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: National Cycle Network - Grafham Water
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: National Cycle Network - Grafham Water

Hello, I asked within CTC Cambs, RTR folk already aware - see response - the text below the dotted line. Suggestion is that OP reports using the online tool so there are two rather than one reports of this closure. Good luck getting this opened up again! =============================================...
by backnotes
22 May 2020, 2:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1120
Views: 25107

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

PT1029 wrote:For my next clue, a common or garden innocuous section of road


Does the raised (?) footpath and railing suggest the road is sometimes covered in water: is it another of those fords where the river can run along the road for a while?
by backnotes
21 May 2020, 6:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1120
Views: 25107

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Thanks! I feel ashamed - a disgrace to the high ideals of this forum in fact. There was enough of an L and a Z peeping out to hazard a guess. Screenshot 2020-05-21 at 18.02.08.png I'll get my coat...... I am in the middle of cooking so would Chris F like to have another go instead as the originator ...
by backnotes
21 May 2020, 5:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1120
Views: 25107

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Salzburg Lokalbahn?
by backnotes
21 May 2020, 2:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1120
Views: 25107

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Excellent - after German railway signs, I can move on to pylons next - thanks!

Are these two towers / domes with flags on?

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by backnotes
21 May 2020, 1:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1120
Views: 25107

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

I can't believe it but there is a document out there all about different German railway signs https://www.drivehq.com/file/df.aspx/publish/railreports/intranet/_pdf/deu_signale.pdf 6 pages from the end the Bü marker is a level crossing sign (at least) in Germany and 7 pages from the end it is the km...
by backnotes
21 May 2020, 12:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tripod, one thread - head, another...
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Tripod, one thread - head, another...

PS if the tripod has plates at the ends of the column, check that these don't unscrew.

On my Giottos tripod, the plates at the end screw off and you can reverse the way in the insert goes and have either 1/4" or 3/8" male threads.

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by backnotes
21 May 2020, 11:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tripod, one thread - head, another...
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Tripod, one thread - head, another...

Something like this

https://www.wexphotovideo.com/kaiser-64 ... r-1017541/

if I have understood the way round things don't match.
by backnotes
20 May 2020, 9:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1120
Views: 25107

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

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by backnotes
20 May 2020, 3:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looking for a mechanical engineering cyclist
Replies: 26
Views: 1010

Re: Looking for a mechanical engineering cyclist

Some people use polystyrene foam...... A friend spent months making full-size mock-ups of different designs of operator workstation for a large telecommunications company out of polystyrene. In the storms of 1987, the windows of the room where they were being exhibited blew in and he came in after ...
by backnotes
20 May 2020, 3:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looking for a mechanical engineering cyclist
Replies: 26
Views: 1010

Re: Looking for a mechanical engineering cyclist

South West London? In the past I was involved in Brunel University's "Made in Brunel" design competition as a project sponsor, and saw some really great high-quality designs coming out over the years. There will likely be a trade-off - if you want to keep everything to yourself, then you w...
by backnotes
18 May 2020, 2:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1120
Views: 25107

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

And we have a winner - Mark S - well done. Over to you. I thought this would be a really quick one last night. Yes, it’s NCN 11 looking south from the top of Coploe Hill, just south of Ickleton, taken from the Cambridgeshire-Essex border looking towards Strethall. The “oldest road in England” - Ickn...
by backnotes
18 May 2020, 1:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1120
Views: 25107

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Sorry - I seem to have chosen a picture with too few clues in it. I should have thought it through.

Not the M5 or the Welsh Borders.

If you had the number of the source of the traffic noise, you would, co-incidentally, have the NCN number as well.