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Reasons to be Cheerful.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MJB, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Your wean has a serious talent there!

    My RTBC is that the cricket season finished today and I took the most wickets I have ever taken in a season - 31 - and also made 24 runs, my best score of the year, to finish the season on 162 runs.

    Gear grinding territory - we still lost, and I stopped a yorker on the foot - anyone feeling the cold is welcome to come and sit round my foot, because it's got a proper throb on right now!

    ETA - how could I forget this (beer - that's how) - NO DUCKS! Only the fourth season I've done it for my main team, including one where I only played 4 games, and not one this year for *any* team I've played for - as an often indifferent batsman, who once had a trot (when life was collapsing round him) of four ducks in five balls, that means a hell of a lot. Just wish I could chew the fat with Dad about it - did have a little Celia Johnston moment as I walked back to my mark after the 30th wicket.
     
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  2. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Thinking outside the box. I reckon there's money to be made.
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  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    What is it?
     
  4. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    It's a fifth wheel dolly. It enables you to attach standard lorry trailers to a tractor.
     
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  5. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Gosh. Yes, could be useful indeed!
     
  6. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Are there many of those in use?
     
  7. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    I could get you some Muscovy.

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  8. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Probably a bit for just the two of us, much as I like eating them...
     
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  9. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    How's the foot?
     
  10. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Swollen, purple and throbbing, matron!

    I don't think anything is broken as I could run on it, and can walk on it today, and there's no pain if I palpate the underside of the foot, but it's less than comfortable, and I am expecting the bruise to get a lot more exciting looking over the next few days. I may have to take a photo - it could be a cracker.
     
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  11. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    Hopefully, no lasting damage has been done.
    I twisted my left ankle very badly in the 1960s, and just recently I've been having severe pain at the site for around 3 days, and then I'm OK - until the next time.
    (Back in the 1960s, I was off work for two weeks with my ankle in an elasticated bandage, and seriously incapacitated for a further 6 weeks. The bandage was too tight, and only when it was taken off did healing start, and that was after two weeks when I needed crutches.)
     
  12. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    It's funny you should say that, Malcolm - Dad fell off a cricket pavilion step in 1972 and badly damaged his arm - in about 2015 he suddenly had a repeat of the bruising from that, with no obvious cause.
     
  13. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Many larger livestock farms have them, as they bought 40ft flatbed trailers for bale hauling. We're still using a couple of bale trailers that were based on the old railway Scammell Scarab drays.

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  14. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    How much red diesel you got?
     
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  15. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Cheeky!
     
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  16. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Well in the old railway Scamell days it would be a fourth wheel.
     
  17. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    It even seems to have brakes unless the pipes are just cosmetic.
     
  18. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    When I was little, I had a Triang OO gauge railway set. Some kind relative gave me a model of a Scammell Horse with a trailer and various crates and milk churns to go on it. Added a whole new dimension to the train set, all on its own! :D
     
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  19. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    It wasn't just the railways that had them. Our coal man had one and it could U turn in our street. My dad's old Morris Ten needed to do a three point turn to do that.
    You couldn't turn Martin's trailer in our street at all; the trailer looks longer than the width of the street.
     
  20. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I should blooming well hope so. It amazes me how hay bale lorries manage to get around. I don't think I've seen an articulated one - only flatbeds - but they never look "safe" to me - always on the precarious side.
     
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