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by merseymouth
11 Aug 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I bought this lightmeter when it first came out
Replies: 34
Views: 875

Re: I bought this lightmeter when it first came out

Hi there, I did a wedding about 25 years back, good film stock back then. But it was at a small church in Germansweek, Devon? Very small area with lots of gravestones. To get the full group shot I had to climb up to the church tower top, with a whistle. Lots of yelling to get everyone in front of th...
by merseymouth
11 Aug 2019, 12:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you love your job?
Replies: 89
Views: 3184

Re: Do you love your job?

Hi all, Reminds me of he Rob Wilton Wartime routine? Someone said he would have to go back to his pre-war job - "Can't" he said "I was a lamp-lighter"! :lol: IGICB MM
by merseymouth
10 Aug 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Reason No. 41 Why this Forum is Great
Replies: 16
Views: 3784

Re: Reason No. 41 Why this Forum is Great

Hi all, What "44" is depends on which Chippy you go to! Either with or without Fried Rice. IGICB MM
by merseymouth
10 Aug 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I bought this lightmeter when it first came out
Replies: 34
Views: 875

Re: I bought this lightmeter when it first came out

Hi Audax67, Do you remember the "Reid", British made with Taylor-Taylor Hobson lenses? Great hooby collecting elderly cameras. TTFN MM
by merseymouth
10 Aug 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Glass re-cycling?
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Glass re-cycling?

Hi all, Someone has raised the age old subject of reusable bottles in the letters page of the Daily Telegraph. The point out the increased complexity of bottle re-use. Just wandering along the aisle of any supermarket will illustrate the point. Which set me thinking about the "Corona" man,...
by merseymouth
10 Aug 2019, 1:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I bought this lightmeter when it first came out
Replies: 34
Views: 875

Re: I bought this lightmeter when it first came out

Wow Guys, You're taking me back a bit! I worked in a branch of Vines Cameras, who had taken over from Dolland & Aitchison. The camera of the day that they were plugging hard was the "Kodak Instamatic", for which we had a demonstration film cassette. So to demonstrate the drop in cartri...
by merseymouth
7 Aug 2019, 11:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Day Date clocks
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: Day Date clocks

Hi all, For me the best clock or watch just tells the time - nothing else! My Watts of Derby open face pocket watch "Tics" all the boxes, old as well, I don't want to be "Fobbed Off" with modern rubbish. One of my fobs is made from the copper cladding from HMS Victory, truely cop...
by merseymouth
5 Aug 2019, 7:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: E cars and the change to the urban landscape
Replies: 109
Views: 3633

Re: E cars and the change to the urban landscape

Hello all, Why have the Japanese "K" Class be left out of the mix? All too often people insist on having unreasonably over-size vehicles in areas where they pose great risks! If every vehicle that was illegally parked on pavements faced due process then maybe things might change. Why shoul...
by merseymouth
4 Aug 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 231
Views: 9261

Re: Give up flying?

Hi Kwackers, Now the Titanic incident could genuinely be put down to "Pilot Error"? When the order was given for veering off, the officer & the helmsman where on different pages, with different era reactions. Memory fails me right now but whatever the order was the helmsman & the o...
by merseymouth
4 Aug 2019, 3:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 231
Views: 9261

Re: Give up flying?

Hi all, Well the migrant passage across the Atlantic underwent massive improvements with about four companies slugging it out, from about 14 days to under 5! Only the Titanic episode put the brakes on. Not all of it can be blamed on the Iceberg & lack of lifeboats, so many factors coming at the ...
by merseymouth
3 Aug 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Recreational drugs
Replies: 55
Views: 3027

Re: Recreational drugs

hello there, I ask one question of those who would decriminalize commonly abused drugs put their trust in folk who might endanger their very existence? Drivers being the most numerous, but maybe also surgeons, airline pilots, air & rail controllers? Not me! Sure I have the odd drink, but never u...
by merseymouth
2 Aug 2019, 7:36am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Looking for an E-bike
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Re: Looking for an E-bike

Hello there, One thing does trouble me, the price bracket you're working to is quite low? Just think about it, a £1'000 bike is compromise as it is, so add electric drive to the mix and thing won't tick all of the boxes. Silk Purse & Sow's ear springs to mind. I'm currently fitting a Bafang Mid-...
by merseymouth
1 Aug 2019, 1:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 231
Views: 9261

Re: Give up flying?

Hi Kwackers, I think you are making a grave assumption, only the example I recall of a pilot making a deliberate attempt to crash his kite was the one a couple of years ago who should have been sectioned over mental health issues. No other example springs to mind, but plenty of manufacturing flaws s...
by merseymouth
1 Aug 2019, 11:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 231
Views: 9261

Re: Give up flying?

Hello again, The "Pilot Error" slur has been too readily used. The Comet crashes were attributed to PE, but of course turned out to be metal fatigue, at that time unknown! View the film "Cone of Silence" for another example, great little film. TTFN MM * The pilots have to comply ...
by merseymouth
1 Aug 2019, 8:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 231
Views: 9261

Re: Give up flying?

Morning all, May I make one thing quite clear -When it is stated after an Air Accident Enquiry that "The cause must be recorded as Pilot Error" it is not a definitive answer, merely that they have found no provable evidence for malfunction or outside influence, therefore it must be attribu...