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Old 08-10-16, 07:41 PM   #21
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I Think my choice of 'Range Rover' would be a Chieftain Tank fitted fitted with the Leyland L60 opposed piston two stroke diesel. They howl like a banshee, great for the rally field, if it won't go through the gate no matter. Title should read Obsessive compulsive disorder!!

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Old 08-10-16, 10:28 PM   #22
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I do tend to collect stuff when I start a hobby, just love anything mechanical.

On top of the 2 Lister D's I have and use (with missus and kid)
3 quads
3 pitbikes
KX 250 motocross bike
Beta Techno 250 trials bike
ATC Honda 200 trike
'73 Honda monkey bike
Reliant road Trike
modified Lawn tractor
approx. 20 RC cars nitro/electric
Mamod steam roller.
about 6 spare engines for pit bikes/quads
all housed in 1 garage and 5 large sheds.

Luckily partner is very understanding and neighbours are tolerant
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Old 09-10-16, 06:51 PM   #23
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Just think how many stationary engines you could fit in those sheds if you got rid of all those bikes! There's no escape now!
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Old 09-10-16, 07:20 PM   #24
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(snip) Just think how many stationary engines you could fit in those sheds
Doesn't work like that; despite no longer collecting vintage radios, I still have quite a number both here and in my mother's loft - oh, and I recently bought another at the Ducklington rally!

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Old 09-10-16, 08:59 PM   #25
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I'm not sure a loft is the best place to keep valve radios, most lofts have wide changes of temperature and humidity, which won't do any veneered woodwork or the electrics much good. Have you checked them lately?
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Old 09-10-16, 10:05 PM   #26
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Been keeping radios in lofts various on and off for over 40 years and I don't think they deteriorate any faster there than anywhere else. OTOH, our less than dry cupboard under the stairs caused a nasty outbreak of veneerial disease on one in a matter of months.

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Old 10-10-16, 09:40 AM   #27
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I have a Pye 'Sunrise' Model G TRF radio built around 1932. I believe these were nicknamed the 'tombstone' because of their shape. I have the original manual with it as well. The price was 8 guinea's & 8 shillings when new, that was quite a wad in 1932. It does work albeit not very well, I keep meaning to have it properly gone over. Perhaps when I have discharged my other pressing responsibilities!
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Old 10-10-16, 10:43 AM   #28
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I reckon Its pointless worrying Engines, tilly lamps, candlesticks all sorts wends its way home with me.
Last year at Hunton strict orders NO TILLY LAMPS bought a miners lamp
This year NO LAMPS... bought a tilly radiator with large size tank.
You cant have a day out and not buy a bit of summat or its not a proper day out and its not an obsession its rescueing little pieces of history.
Thats what I tell my Wife anyway !!! :-)
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Several years ago my brother and I bought a primus to display with our Dormobile camper, sold the camper a while back but still have the stove and approx 140 others.
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(snip) I have a Pye 'Sunrise' Model G TRF radio built around 1932.
Want another? This one is taking up valuable shed space!

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