Nice places to stop off at.....

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by CitroJim » 03 Jul 2014, 18:38

citronut wrote:might even be a ford or two in the Thames ( anglia van ) :roll: :twisted: :shock: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink: #-o
Good one Malcolm :-D and if there's a frog or some other aquatic life-form selling stuff from it then it'll be Thames Trader...

The Thames 400E was the van (Wikipedia Page) whilst the Thames Trader was a small lorry (Wikipedia Page).

Both very attractive vehicles :-D

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 03 Jul 2014, 18:43

A very long time ago I used to be a member of the Kent and East Sussex Railway. Good fun, a very long track (going from Tenterden to Bodiam), numerous working engines and carriages, and a lovely atmosphere. At that time I was small enough, yet strong enough to clean the clinker off the inside of the fireboxes of most of the locomotives. I loved it (but Mum hated the extra laundry loads). You can see, smell and hear why people feel that a steam engine is a living machine.

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 04 Jul 2014, 00:56

CitroJim wrote:
NewcastleFalcon wrote:By the time we got to Scarborough it was shut!
What? The whole place Neil? Even the chippie and pubs? Surely not :shock:
You are right Jim always likely to find a chippie and a pub open in Scarborough whatever the time!

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by CitroJim » 04 Jul 2014, 04:42

Hell Razor5543 wrote:You can see, smell and hear why people feel that a steam engine is a living machine.
Indeed :-D A few years ago I stood next to Evening Star (9F 92220) in steam at Minehead. It was most definitely alive in a way no other machine I've ever known has been, perhaps with the exception of a Deltic and an Activa or an XM :-D

Crawling into a firebox sounds like fun James :lol:

Neil, I LOL'd at your latest picture. Lovely 8-)

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 04 Jul 2014, 08:52

The Steam railways around the country, go hand in hand with classic cars and the North Yorkshire Moors railway is no exception with their event on July 12-13

Well just for amusement, here is another car badge to ponder arising out of the Kent and East Sussex Railway's Car Rallies Gallery appropriate seeing as James was the first to come up with the goods on the Wolfsburg Crest and an homage to James' clinker cleaning activities in his youth :)

Now this shouldn't be too much of a head scratcher, but I would like to know what it is because I can't quite make out the writing either side of the badge, and I haven't as yet phrased a google search well enough to give me the answer :!:

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by citronut » 04 Jul 2014, 10:07

looks like either a Humber Scepter or a Talbot 90 maybe

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by myglaren » 04 Jul 2014, 10:36

Doesn't look like either of thos Malcolm and it crashes the Google Image Search (cheat) :twisted:
I thought perhaps Armstron-Siddely but it 'aint that either.

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by CitroJim » 04 Jul 2014, 11:39

myglaren wrote:Doesn't look like either of thos Malcolm and it crashes the Google Image Search (cheat) :twisted:
I thought perhaps Armstron-Siddely but it 'aint that either.
I thought an Armstrong Siddley at first too.. Badge logo is similar but it's not...

I need to speak to my dad...

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by citronut » 04 Jul 2014, 13:37

maybe a Standerd Vanguard then, on second thought though that was vthe Triumph logo,

maybe this link will keep you all amused searching for that badge

http://tinyurl.com/m5wet75" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by CitroJim » 04 Jul 2014, 14:08

I can see why you said Standard Triumph Malcolm..

Look at the badge at the top of this webpage...

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by citronut » 04 Jul 2014, 18:03

i know i have already said Talbot, but the badge on that car certainly reminds me of thew Talbot one

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by citronut » 04 Jul 2014, 18:32

try this site, its spozed to be British car badges

http://tinyurl.com/q92oqbg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by CitroJim » 04 Jul 2014, 18:41

citronut wrote:i know i have already said Talbot, but the badge on that car certainly reminds me of thew Talbot one
Well done Malcolm. I'm sure you're right. It looks like a Sunbeam Talbot..

Have a look at this site and the badge picture in the top left :wink:

A little different but similar enough to bag the prize I reckon...

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 04 Jul 2014, 21:58

EDIT-------Looks like the additional info is not necessary, in the time its taken me to post this up there has been a flurry of activity and it looks like the competition has been won!.......................................................................


Pleased its not been identified yet, I thought it was just me who couldn't read the writing either side of the logo which when you zoom in looks to me like a knight off a chess board with a castle off a chess board above it, and its definitely blue.

The grill arrangement is quite distinctive, and theres plenty pics to choose from on the Kent and East Sussex Railway's Car Rallies Gallery linked in my original post.

Here's another starter for 10......

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by CitroJim » 04 Jul 2014, 22:16

It is, I'm pretty much certain, a 1954 Sunbeam Talbot Neil, possibly an Alpine.

Here's another similar one