The Pickled Egg Library

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A book arrived today through the post.

In itself it is a work of art the product of pencil and paper and the hand of Francois Roussel. 62 drawings of classic cars, mostly French of the 60's and 70's in the ligne clair style, as featured in "Drawing of the Month" in Gazoline Magazine the leading French vintage car magazine.
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I will, with assistance from the younger generation, of course be colouring the floride yellow to match my avatar as oposed to the original red :-D
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Lovely :D

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Must be some decent books to put in the PE Library over the Christmas season.

Like this one. On the shelves of Barter books, and picked out for me because I like a bit of art the classics...(yes...paintings and drawings of old vehicles).

Never heard of this artist before, but the cover and the first illustration instantly appealed, and I know I will enjoy the whole book full of superb roadscapes and classic lorries.

The Illustrations are the work of Alan Spillett.
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I was given this (amongst other things);

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wheres-Cow-Dis ... 038560937X

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
25 Dec 2018, 21:52

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That looks a great book for me Neil :) I have great trouble reading books these days and one full of pictures is about my limit!

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That looks a great book for me Neil :) I have great trouble reading books these days and one full of pictures is about my limit!
I am in the "arms not long enough" and "floodlighting required" stage for reading too much printed material.

Theres plenty of interest in the written bits of that "Roadscapes" book, but the images are superb. The "Blue Circle" and Salkeld Brothers Fodens used to power up and down the road at the end of our street as a boy, in their yellow and red livery respectively, and their shiny chrome wheel trims. So a bit of nostalgia leaping out from the pages for me as well.

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Amother one on the list of Transport Artists, specialising in Lorries of 50's. 60's and 70's is Mike Jefferies.

Not a book but a very readable gallery of about 60 of his paintings I am depositing in the PE Library.

Roadscapes of all parts of the country and some beautiful old lorries, with a short but very informative description.
I liked this piece on the Foden s21 and its "Mickey Mouse" GRP Cab

http://transportartist.co.uk/artwork/foden-s21/

Shows a haulage firm of "Moreton C Cullimore and Son" of Stroud, Glos. Maybe FCF members from round their will remember them.

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I liked this piece on the Foden s21 and its "Mickey Mouse" GRP Cab

http://transportartist.co.uk/artwork/foden-s21/


I just love those sort of pictures :D I can look at them all day 💛

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Like many a haulier Moreton C. Cullimore started out with a Model T Ford in the Stroud area of the Cotswolds in the 1930s but here, in the 1960s, one of his sizable fleet of Foden tippers threads its careful way though a Gloucester village :?: while in the background a Midland Red single decker approaches its bus stop.


Now the "Bears Head" in the background looks very similar to the Bears Head in Brereton many miles away in Cheshire! Maybe the spiky church is from Gloucestershire! Can't see one in Brereton
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Picked this up as a browse at a coffee shop. Did the random number thing to select a page and landed on page 333.

"Better to live one day as a tiger (lion?) than 1000 days as a sheep"

"I will make the trains run on time"

Can't imagine the top one was a bit of original thought, more likely to have come out of Tibet.

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A top quality bit of research on George Groves the oscar winning movie sound pioneer from St Helens, prepared by Stephen Wainwright.

http://www.georgegroves.org.uk/origins.html

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Can I suggest we add "Tales from The White Hart", by Arthur C Clarke? It is full of short but amusing stories (some of which are Sci Fi based), but a few could be prophetic (such as "The Man who Ploughed the Sea").

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Came across this interesting Blog post related to the Lowther Hills in the Scottish Borders home to the "Golf Ball" Radar station subject of today's POTD.

"What to do when Highland Dancing....Wreckhunting Walks in the hills and mountains of Scotland"

http://www.wtdwhd.co.uk/Hurricane-W9112.html

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Spotted this thread title on the active topics list today.

U1308 also U1208

Now what are your first thoughts?

Mine was that looks an interesting topic on submarines, but no, yet another couple of "trouble codes" churned out by the modern motor vehicle.

So for others who may be interested in historic submarines as ever the internet has a wealth of information.
https://uboat.net/
and heres the information on U1308, and U1208

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Not a U-boat, but the mildly alarming SS Richard Montgomery which still has around 1400 tonnes of bang on board and is sitting in the Thames Estuary. Mrs Bobins used to work for the company that does the sonar surveys on the Richard Montgomery. Here's a fairly recent survey image of it in all its glorious detail:
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Picture : Maritime Coastguard Agency

Mrs Bobins has a hi-res image of the survey and it's quite exceptional.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Richard_Montgomery