Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by bobins » 11 Jul 2018, 18:41

GiveMeABreak wrote:
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That'll be my next mode of transport.



Any ideas if they run a proprietary diagnostics software, or if a generic OBD device will work with them ? :lol:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by MikeT » 11 Jul 2018, 18:46

I notice in the "Wrigley" advert there was a choice of petrol or electric powerplant. 8-)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by GiveMeABreak » 11 Jul 2018, 18:48

bobins wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 18:41
GiveMeABreak wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 18:18
That'll be my next mode of transport.
Any ideas if they run a proprietary diagnostics software, or if a generic OBD device will work with them ? :lol:


Just one of these:
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by bobins » 11 Jul 2018, 18:53

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 18:25
I did expect a "Railway platform trolleys" website/forum/facebook group which would have comprehensive details of such motorised trolleys as used by British Railways...but couldn't find one!

Excellent bit of delving..thanks for the contributions.

Regards Neil


Apparently they were a favourite for use in greenhouses and market gardens (whatever happened to market gardens ??) as they'd fit in and the round the sites easily.

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Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 14 Aug 2018, 23:39

From a crossword clue in Practical Classics.

What was the one time branding name for these Escort and Cortina Estates?
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by bobins » 15 Aug 2018, 08:05

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
14 Aug 2018, 23:39
From a crossword clue in Practical Classics.

What was the one time branding name for these Escort and Cortina Estates?


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I don't know about the branding name, but wasn't the sales slogan:
"The new Escort and Cortina - they rust slower than a Fiat" ??

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Aug 2018, 10:51

Your chance to solve it with a proper crossword!
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 15 Aug 2018, 10:52

GiveMeABreak wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 18:48
bobins wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 18:41
GiveMeABreak wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 18:18
That'll be my next mode of transport.
Any ideas if they run a proprietary diagnostics software, or if a generic OBD device will work with them ? :lol:


Just one of these:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 15 Aug 2018, 10:55

"Fastride"?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Aug 2018, 17:44

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
15 Aug 2018, 10:55
"Fastride"?


Good effort James. I have cleared up the 7th letter which did look like a "d" but was a poorly drawn freehand "a" :!:

Now if you know your country pursuits and your Rhyming slang this should give it away...
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 15 Aug 2018, 18:14

Huntsman

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by GiveMeABreak » 15 Aug 2018, 18:24

HUNTSMAN!

James pipped me on that one.

But I was getting a bit flummoxed as to the clue, because you mentioned rhyming slang, so put Berkshire (Berks ) and Country pursuits (Hunt) together and 'Berkshire Hunt' which is is cockney Rhyming slang word for C*** that I cannot repeat here! :-D So I was wondering where you were going with that one!

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Aug 2018, 18:44

Well done chaps! I guess very few people will actually remember those estates being branded as Huntsman, I certainly didn't. and it took a bit of googling to find the answer. Thought I would give you a bit of help with my obscure rhyming slang references! :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 22 Sep 2018, 18:47

Overheard Conversation, can't vouch for accuracy.

"Yes only 200 of these ever made, powered by a Daihatsu Car engine, and capable of 115mph"

Of those 200, 5 turned up at the Rocking Horse Cafe and Gardens just off the A1 at Rock Northumberland.

My photo doesnt give away any clues, but it is the whole vehicle so have a delve see if you can find out anything about it :)
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Whats this then?
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.new one to try

Post by GiveMeABreak » 22 Sep 2018, 18:51

Oh, that's easy Neil. It's a customised one of these:
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Here shown complete with Anorak (and a rain hood) :-D