What do you know about Wales?

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GiveMeABreak wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 11:08
Some of you may be basking in the 40s, but this is how it is with us:.......


What do I know about Wales? Home of one of the FCF's top players in terms of assists!

I am a terrible number noticer, you probably havent noticed it Marc but you have just joined *"Black Belt" territory today with your 10,000th post

here it is...

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=60827&p=584823#p584823

Regards Neil
* from our own Sandan CitroJim

So.. Blue for 1000 Posts, red for 2000 Posts, orange for 3000, yellow for 4000, green for 5000, purple for 6000, Purple and white for 7000, brown for 8000, brown and red for 9000 and for 10,000 black (Shodan) !!!

That makes me a Sandan...

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Not sure about a 'Sandan' or 'Shodan' - maybe a 'Exasperated Dan' though!

Wow, I didn't even notice that Neil - I'm building a database for fault codes at present and just noticing how many annoying features MS have built into their software that serve absolutely no purpose other than to create three times the work!

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Your 10,000th post was fittingly as ever providing assistance to others, but a bit self-indulgent photography of the Golden Hornet next to the Devil's Bridge AA Box would also have been good! When you hit 11,000 or maybe 11,111 treat yourself to that road trip!

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A Road Trip is definitely good for oneself and the car. After a 150mile round trip, my 405's tickover is back up where it should be at 900rpm approx'. It had been idling less than smoothly at about 750rpm; possibly too much supermarket fuel....

...either that or whatever the aftermarket Sat-Nav's been on, I think a drunken Chimpanzee might have more luck finding a location.

NB: anyone know whether 95c (going up a particularly large hill near Gloucester) is hot enough for 'full pelt rad fans' on the 405 XUD9? I paused & gave it a moment or two while standard speed brought the temp down to something more sensible (heavy right boot is obligatory up there).

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Last couple of pictures of Wales I have seen it has been a bit damp :!:

Nantyffin

Devils Bridge

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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Last couple of pictures of Wales I have seen it has been a bit damp :!:

Nantyffin

Devils Bridge

Regards Neil



More than a bit damp Neil, rain hasn't stopped here (near the border) since Thursday night, going to Chepstow for lunch today, sunny periods forecast but no sign of that yet.

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
23 Sep 2018, 10:03
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More than a bit damp Neil, rain hasn't stopped here (near the border) since Thursday night, going to Chepstow for lunch today, sunny periods forecast but no sign of that yet.


This is always worth a picture Gibbo if you take your instamatic!

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Bridge over Wye - geograph.org.uk - 682946 [CC BY-SA 2.0
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That's the old Wye Bridge Neil, single track with traffic light control, I won't be using it today, there's a by-pass on my route. :)

Will be calling here for a coffee and cake later and to watch some of the goings on. http://www.ndac.co.uk/

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Love the solva area, dont know where the aa boxes are, you know of bwlch y groes, the one by bala, reliability trails etc., but think a land slide has happened very recently so road blocked, a good day out.......will post a pic of a road sign that may make you smile, and treweryn is by bala not on the way to aber.

Hopefully aston martin are coming to wales......

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cwm ystwyth is a good run as well as the museum of eternal fire by aberporth.......

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picassodad wrote:
05 Oct 2018, 10:39
and treweryn is by bala not on the way to aber.
If you’re referring to my post regarding Dryweryn, I’m talking about the memorial stone, not the location. I’ve driven past it for the last 20 years every other day on the way to Aber!

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picassodad wrote:
05 Oct 2018, 10:39
Hopefully aston martin are coming to wales......


Noticed this on Geograph

On the Vale of Glamorgan Line coal for Aberthaw
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licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The picture was taken 32 years ago and thats one of the hangars at RAF St Athan in the background.

So whats going on at St Athan today......Aston Martin no less well underway with their new South Wales facility as reported in Autocar

Aston Martin's St Athan plant announced as brand's home of electrification

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Occasionally Casnewydd gets mixed up with Newport Pagnell when logoing up Royal Mail Vans...

CitroJim provides the evidence on POTD :-D

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Recent findings....

Aston Martin are to build the worlds ugliest SUV in Wales

and

On a link from Jim's POTD of an ALLEN engine I discover that in West Wales there is

The 'Internal Fire' Museum of Power is at Tan-y-groes, Ceredigion. SA43 2JS. Which has several exhibits from ALLEN including this..

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Is that the same Allen that make the Allen scythe?

Peter