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#593609 04/05/15 12:49 pm
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And at this time of year, down there in Chatham Dockyard they have their Steam Weekend, something me and the Lovely like to do, so as it wasn't too cold, or even wet out there today, I dragged out the FORTY INCHER. Placed me size 11 on the starter, and she fired right up, the Lovely Janette climbed on and off we set...

Got to the venue to be greeted by loads of people, seems that Yellow thing in the sky was doing it's job, although it was still a tad chilly in the breeze, the Lovely Janette was all leathered up thus keeping the chill at bay, and all the moans that brings...

All happy and content, it was time for a mooch, after we hooked up with Baza 57 and young Terry, we all know the bikes that usually go to these places, so I thought I'd show y'all something different for a change...

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My FAVOURITE...

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Had a mooch around the model makers room while there, saw this...

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Hope this comes out, the detail was amazing, this lad's eyes must be PERFICK, unlike mine...

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walked over to have a look at a model of a steam launch, the lad that built it was REALLY interesting, he told us that it's computer operated, and this year his fitting a voice control to it, so he can just say, left, right, forward or reverse. BLIMEY, the things people do in their fettling sheds. Here's a shot of that very computer he built...

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And the engine room...

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Then we walked over to one of the sheds, where ships were built in the dockyard...

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It had a top floor, and up there we found people dressed like this...

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Steam Punks, apparently..? All very strange, but weirdly cool, and something I'd like to see spread, all sort of Jules Verne and stuff...

Anyhow, on the way back down the stairs I saw these old machines, how wonderful if only I could get one home...

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Oh well, I SUPPOSE I best show all y'all my bike photos, or y'all will think I'm going strange, what with me having a Hundred Dollar and a Guzzi, the bikes then...

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A good selection was there, then I spied this...

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How many Mods are about that would want to use that I pondered...?

Back to the bikes...

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Being at the dockyard, I could see that the Sun was over the yard arm, BLIMEY it was Beer O'clock...

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Once we'd sat down, a lad dressed in Olde Worlde sailor gear, came over and foretold a yarn of the high seas, bloody good laugh it was, make for a nice time with Ale in hand. And once that Ale was quaffed, it was back to mooching again...

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I see this, and I wondered how Kev's one is doing these days...?

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Wonder if you lot in Americky, know this...?

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Naturally the Blues Brothers were there...Yer RIGHT..!

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Finally we saw some Steam Punks doing their thang, so I did a few seconds of video, click on the photo and see if it works...

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A fine day out, good company along with good Ale, brewed on site too, this looks like the start of a brilliant year, it's full on every weekend from now on... :bigt


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Bugger.. mad

Me video DOES work, but the photo didn't show up..? Just click on that Blue link and you'll get the video... :bigt

Me and computers eh.. laughing


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Wow! What a good day out! I love seeing ALL that kind of stuff, especially Janette in her riding kit with a smile on her face, that would really make the day ..... !

Wonderful old machines, it's good that people keep that stuff going so we and our kids can imagine what those days were like, we're so spoiled today .....

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Nice one Shaun, I was there on Friday with my lad before all the crowds turned up! Had a big plate of sausages and mash with gravy and peas. :-)

My old man was stationed there in the 60's and I used to go as a kid to the open days. I remember being given a tour of HMCS Okanagan in about 1967 before she was sailed back to Canada.

Out of interest, did they charge you £19 each for the pleasure of admission? Not a bad price for a year but if you're only a day tourist I think it's a bit heavy.

As for Slip No 3 - one of the best timber buildings in the world in my opinion. beerchug

Good to see all the different vehicles there though mate, looks like a good year in prospect.


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phil lad its free if you book a classic in!

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Phil lad, pay..? PAY... laughing

What ME... laughing

Don't ya know nuffink lad, I'm tighter than a Crab's Chuff at 50,000 fathoms, pay indeed... clap

Book ya bike in, and as an exhibitor you'll get in for FREE, remember lad, if it wasn't for people like us, they'd be NO SHOW... shocked

Lannis lad, the Sun was out and THAT'S what brings a smile to the Lovely Janette's fizzer, at one point she was even WARM... shocked

Keep this under your hat lad, but she's talking about coming out on a bike on the morrow, seems she's up for a breakfast run. Then a mooch about, and a pint, I kid you NOT. Gawd knows where all that's come from, but she said let's do it, just HOPE it's not raining. BUt IF it is, there's an Autojumble I can go too, and she's got *Woman's* work to get on with... wink

Don't ya just LOVE Bank Holiday Monday.. grin


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Originally Posted by baza57
phil lad its free if you book a classic in!


Baza - Now you tell me!!!! laughing laughing beerchug

I could have gone LARGE on the sausage & mash.....

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As you would say---Fan bloody tastic. I could spend a week at a place like that.
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I too like the whole steampunk thing. Were they doing the Morris dance to Paint it Black or was my computer malfunctioning?


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George lad, YES indeed they were doing it to Paint it Black, if I wasn't so GORMLESS I'd have let it run a tad longer. But what ya gonna do.. crazy



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Bloody brilliant Shaun. Thankyou, I love that old stuff.

Steampunks Morris dancing?...They must have been Morris Minor dancers smirk


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Great pictures Shaun!


Now let’s all have a beer beerchug

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A new season begins! Thanks Shaun.
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Looks like a lovely day out my man. NICE to see Janettte out and lovin it, too! :bigt
Please tell her Miss C & I say hello.


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Originally Posted by Kent Shaun


Wonder if you lot in Americky, know this...?

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Faithful watchers of "Mr. Bean" know it! That's how we knows all about proper Minis and about Reliant Robins .....

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Lannis lad, shocked crazy Mr Bean.. shocked Mr BEAN.. shocked

BLIMEY lad, how WRONG can ya be.. shocked

YOU of ALL people lad, you, the font of all knowledge, best you stick to whittling and Hog bashing, why lad, that there is the Reliant Robin Van out of Only Fools and Horses, with Del & Rodney Trotter...

Mr Bean rides about in a Pea Green Mini, my Flabber has NEVER been so Gasted lad. Good job I see this, or I'd never be able to ridicule you again, so ANOTHER one gets on the list... laughing

Round-a-Bouts
Courteous American Drivers
M20/21's all over America
Vibrating Beds
Grass verges up to the road
M21's used for touring
Del & Rodney's van

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Originally Posted by Kent Shaun
Lannis lad, shocked crazy Mr Bean.. shocked Mr BEAN.. shocked

BLIMEY lad, how WRONG can ya be.. shocked

YOU of ALL people lad, you, the font of all knowledge, best you stick to whittling and Hog bashing, why lad, that there is the Reliant Robin Van out of Only Fools and Horses, with Del & Rodney Trotter...



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The very first Mr Bean and most of the ones following had the famous falling-over Reliant Robin in them, here lad, see for yourself, it's FAMOUS ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II1U-85lzkQ

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Shiver me timbers Lannis lad, I'd forgotten about THAT.. blush

BUT, and you'll see that's a big but there lad, it's STILL not the car I took a photo of, have a look, on the side of it, it says... Trotters Independent Traders, the FAMOUS signature of the Only Fools & Horses team, of Del and Rodney Trotter.. grin

Check Mate, I do believe old boy, pip pip... laughing


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Originally Posted by Kent Shaun
Shiver me timbers Lannis lad, I'd forgotten about THAT.. blush

BUT, and you'll see that's a big but there lad, it's STILL not the car I took a photo of, have a look, on the side of it, it says... Trotters Independent Traders, the FAMOUS signature of the Only Fools & Horses team, of Del and Rodney Trotter.. grin

Check Mate, I do believe old boy, pip pip... laughing


I've been outed. One of the only British Comedy shows I don't know backward and forward, never have watched it as a matter of fact.

I thought we were just talking about Robins in general then. It's a fair cop but society is to blame.

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