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  1. Surely that should be :- "Left hand down a bit..."? I guess that most of the valve labels wererusted away or dirt covered...
  2. Most of the hand sanitiser gels have a high alcohol content - among other ingredients... There were a number of incidents where people were stealing the gel from dispensers for "home use" - either distilling the ethanol off or simply drinking it. I suppose it's the equivalent of the old Meths drinkers. Never mind the taste, feel the alcohol! Colin
  3. I thought that, but I think you would want the front wheel to bite into the surface when braking. So you have driving wheel to bite when poewr applied, front whel to bite when braking
  4. No mudguard! (I'd want one made from thick steel to ride that!)
  5. The term is "loading gauge" for a particular line. It includes not only the height and width of bridges and tunnels, but also the curve radii (especially if combined with a tunnel) to make sure that the train can clear any obstruction - including the platforms (remember the tube & "mind the gap!"). It should also include the weight limitation of the track and its bed - mainline routes are much more expensive to maintain and build than "light railway" tracks). I suspect that the US goods trains are so large that it's easy to miss a small detail.
  6. From the numberplate of the other car, I'd guess this is not in the UK (nor probably the EU!). I'd hate to be a passenger in the front seat in a minor shunt - there is no seatbelt... I suspect that the structural integrity is severely compromised - rather like the old UK convertible saloons that were created by removing the roof - and not adding structural reinforcements (e.g. Hilmann Minx IIRC!) Colin
  7. IIRC from my '68 Beetle, there's only one carb, sitting on top of the engine (flat 4, so masses of piping!) He's about 4 inches away from the generator/fan belt, but you can reach the accelerator cable...
  8. Just seen this - Is that tyre legal in the US? there's just about no tread pattern left. Any ideas? Colin
  9. Or just maybe not .... https://hoaxeye.com/2017/09/07/low-flying/ Who need Photoshop!
  10. Not used the rear brakes for some time! Possible side-swipe to a kerb...
  11. Helmsman put the helm over to turn to starboard (the right looking at the front of the ship)... However, a ship (or any boat with a rudder) - will always "run wide" - in this case, the bow turns to starboard, and the stern swings to port. Basically, the ship will pivot about the centre. Put it down to helmsman training - possibly (from RYA instructors' facebook) the bridge is quite far forward, so it isn't as obvious as normal what's happening behond! Colin
  12. Most of the superglues will dissolve in hot water (over a shortish time) - Sikkaflex is superb, but it is white. It is also fairly easy to remove from a hard surface (used in my sailing dinghy - and it lasts years). Check with a good bathroom supplier if they have a clear silicone adhesive type suitable. Colin
  13. Restricted visibility sound signals:- One long blast every 2 minutes when underway ... And you're waiting for someone else's sound signal... That from the "Regulations for the avoidance of collisions at sea" - normally call the "Collision Regs"! Glad you had a good time, coming back with a good family time. Colin ps - the fog horns from a lighthouse were louder - but they decided that they aren't needed nowadays
  14. Little bit of on-line research:_ Track Mustangs The consensus on that board is that the seatbelts were not the genuine article, but a less expensive copy. Of course, you only find out when it's a bit too late... Colin
  15. Do check your car handbook - some of the classic cars/old models don't like ethanol. It can affect the fuel lines (the flexible ones) and some seals... Colin
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