Just when you thought it was safe to relax

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Re: Just when you thought it was safe to relax

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WE, as in she, bought this today as WE, as in me, don't buy the sweets WE, as in both of us, like. Apparently I am selfish, lazy and thoughtless. I don't have a leg to stand on!

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I love wine gums. She loves jelly babies.

Pity about the "me" bit, right enough. Note, Must buy more jelly babies.
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Being a fellow lover of wine gums I sought out and bought a kilo of these. They were delicious and I have ordered another kilo!! Yum yum!!! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote: 03 Dec 2022, 19:15 Being a fellow lover of wine gums I sought out and bought a kilo
A kilo of wine gums :shock: Gosh, that's a lot! Don't drive after eating them will you Mick :lol:

Apart from a little chocolate - which I like far too much and have to actively ration myself - my favourite snaking/nibbling choice is granola... I keep a big glass Kilner-type jar full of it and dip into it whenever the fancy takes me...

I've tried snacking on it whilst driving but it tends to be a bit messy... Now, for long trip snacking in the car I bake very small squares of flapjack and pop them in a little tub...
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My wine gums sit in a tupperware pudding basin beside me when I watch sport and I dip in for two at a time every 20mins or so. The first kilo lasted 6 weeks but the second kilo will probably go quicker thanks to the world cup!! They are exceedingly firm but juicy, just how I like them and only my favourite two flavours!! :-D
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My record for my usual Xmas box of Maynards wine gums is 7 mins beaten only by our old dog's 13 secs for his squeaky toy to stop squeaking.
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If I did that nowadays i would surely have indigestion.
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CitroJim wrote: 02 Dec 2022, 16:23
myglaren wrote: 02 Dec 2022, 12:05 Curried sprouts!

Might set a new culinary trend and edge Gordon Ramsay off his perch.
Now there's a thought Steve ;) I just may do that :)
Had youngest daughter here and she has done curried sprouts.
Was looking for the one on the cauliflower recipe as she does a number of variations of that.
(Vegan).
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myglaren wrote: 04 Dec 2022, 23:39
CitroJim wrote: 02 Dec 2022, 16:23
myglaren wrote: 02 Dec 2022, 12:05 Curried sprouts!

Might set a new culinary trend and edge Gordon Ramsay off his perch.
Now there's a thought Steve ;) I just may do that :)
Had youngest daughter here and she has done curried sprouts.
Was looking for the one on the cauliflower recipe as she does a number of variations of that.
(Vegan).
I'll let you know how mine turn out ;)
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This is the online version for the dismantling of the KinKade Mountain Railway tower.
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I am going to draw all the threads together here as I progress.
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The Wonderland Express is proving to be a bit of a pain. I got the cone at the top off with heat and a strong blade. The next level just would not respond to huge amounts of heat and gentle persuasion so I decided to just get it apart come what may. I removed everything I could then used a 1" chisel to work round the joint and used my spare hand to twist the piece back and forth. Eventually the joint started to give and I just kept working round and round the joint and eventually I got it to part company but it was not easy.

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I finally got it to where I had access to the gearbox and the printed circuit.

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I was able to probe the motor and the board.
Power was coming from the switch but not reaching the motor. I have yet to test the lights.

I dismantled the gearbox cover and could find no issues with the gears.
Each train is attached to the annulus outer ring/flange of an epicyclic train inside a flat plastic housing at each level.

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Look carefully at the marks on the case and the outer ring. The shaft that goes through the centre drives the epicyclic gears for all the moving trains. The cases are also glued into place despite being clamped by each level adding to the difficulty in dismantling the model.

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Enough for now.
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Glutton for punishment that I am, I have repaired two other Xmas models I acquired. Both are fairly expensive items given how simple they appear but I guess that is the price of Christmas.
Anyway this one had issues with the moving Snowman on the top of the train and the see saw as well as a dicky switch for the carols sound effects. Took a whole ten minutes. Result.

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The second one took an hour to sort including 20 mins to let the glue set on the dislodged lantern cowl.

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I just don't like things that don't work or last as they should.
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Dormouse wrote: 05 Dec 2022, 18:16
I just don't like things that don't work or last as they should.
You and I both ;) Good work so far :D
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Re: Just when you thought it was safe to relax

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CitroJim wrote: 05 Dec 2022, 19:48
Dormouse wrote: 05 Dec 2022, 18:16
I just don't like things that don't work or last as they should.
You and I both ;) Good work so far :D
You would both hate B. S. Johnson (from Sir Terry Pratchetts' Discworld). B. S. stood for Bergholt Stuttley, but was more commonly known as Bloody Stupid Johnson. Everything he made worked, but not as expected. The Ornamental Cruet set provided housing for a few families, while the potato peeler was meant to have been an automatic manicure machine.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote: 05 Dec 2022, 19:55
CitroJim wrote: 05 Dec 2022, 19:48
Dormouse wrote: 05 Dec 2022, 18:16
I just don't like things that don't work or last as they should.
You and I both ;) Good work so far :D
You would both hate B. S. Johnson (from Sir Terry Pratchetts' Discworld). B. S. stood for Bergholt Stuttley, but was more commonly known as Bloody Stupid Johnson. Everything he made worked, but not as expected. The Cruet set provided housing for a couple of families, while the potato chipper was meant to have been an automatic manicure machine.

https://wiki.lspace.org/Bergholt_Stuttley_Johnson
:lol:
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Hell Razor5543 wrote: 05 Dec 2022, 19:55
CitroJim wrote: 05 Dec 2022, 19:48
Dormouse wrote: 05 Dec 2022, 18:16
I just don't like things that don't work or last as they should.
You and I both ;) Good work so far :D
You would both hate B. S. Johnson (from Sir Terry Pratchetts' Discworld). B. S. stood for Bergholt Stuttley, but was more commonly known as Bloody Stupid Johnson. Everything he made worked, but not as expected. The Ornamental Cruet set provided housing for a few families, while the potato peeler was meant to have been an automatic manicure machine.

https://wiki.lspace.org/Bergholt_Stuttley_Johnson
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