the latest creation….

a log burner, made from old LandRover and Morgan parts. Superb. Owners of these artistic but useful articles will be the envy of their neighbourhood.

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Apedale Railway: Tracks to the Trenches

superb show at Apedale, and featuring the Hunslet 1215 loco that we have just finished restoring: and at Apedale, it was certainly paying its new life back, hauling lots of passengers. A slight snag when a section of line slipped a tad wider, but 1215 was soon back on track. (1215 is the Hunslet loco number, its MoD number was 303) Lots to do and see here…

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oops: bangs and rattles!

I blame a HUGE pothole for this: the nearside rear shocker mount broke away from the mounting hoop… just a few days before we were due to motor to the Le Mans Classic.

A bit of welding (a lot of welding!) later, and it was fixed. Awaiting new hoop though…

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New page: have a look at Le Mans Classic 2018

Not many words, lots of pics though…see what you think!

By the way, travelling to these events, VinMog by far the best organisation….a marquee, tables, chairs, sunshades, superb cheese and wine party, meet-up place, always friends to meet, event programme supplied, stickers, regalia…info……compare with the official MSCC travel organising company…where you park in a huge car park, no central meeting place…and get apparently a lot less for far more money!

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Another Innovation from Lord Unstone!

Following the success of the Internationally Acclaimed Award-Winning Unstone Grip, excited followers asked for more.
“More” they cried out.
So we listened. And we thought, scratched heads, doodled, and came up with this…..
Introducing the Unstone CoolFeet.
Clipped on to a handy place, in this instance the roll bar, by reclaimed zip ties, the device looks like a vacuum cleaner attachment.
But don’t be fooled!
Cool air is drawn into the duct as you drive along, and passes through the flexible tube, the other end of which can be placed in the footwell, cooling the feet as you drive along.
Under development if a splitter, so that driver and passenger can enjoy the benefits of the Unstone CoolFeet.

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Walking Group visits a Brewery!

Not just any brewery, but our local Drone Valley Brewery, who pulled out all the stops to show the dozen members of the Dronfield Footpaths and Bridleways Society a superb visit around, explaining the processes, ingredients, temperatures, times etc of the brewing process. Finished the visit with a tasting, which I had to opt out of as some stupid tablets I am on for a week forbid alcohol! Profits from the brewery, run totally by volunteers, gives the profits to local charitable causes.

we then ventured along the footpaths and arrived at The Gate at Troway, then onwards and upwards through nettles, sticky weeds, more nettles…and arrived eventually at The Travellers, Apperknowle, where after another lemonade, made our separate ways home.

Would post pics, but something inside the computer is not letting me…

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Smith-Owen weekend

Brill time in Penarth with loads of the family…walking, eating…drinking…chatting a lot…

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the correct way to park Morgans

There are two ways: right, and wrong.

This is the Wrong way:

but this is the right way:

See the difference? The right way is parking Mogs pointing in different directions, so folks walking past can admire all angles without having to walk in and out.

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4th car show in 5 days! Renishaw Hall Show

Always a good one to go to, loads of cars, Landies…and loads of folks there too…

Chatted a lot to people I knew, and didn’t…. and had: A wonderful chocolate waffle cone generously filled with the cold stuff, later a chocolate tub, a bag of donuts…freshly made, a sample of the locally grown Renishaw red wine, a pint of expensive lager, and a very nice nutella crepe. Oh, and a bottle of water. Very nice afternoon out.

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Show time again: The Hope Show

a BIG one…organised by the Sheffield and Hallamshire Motor Club…400 plus entrants, all sorts of cars, competition cars, old cars, Landies….the lot! Even a good cluster of Mogs!

I spent much of the afternoon putting barriers up, including around a van with a very stroppy abusive rude owner who had been told he could not use the car park as a show was on…hope he had two punctures! The ice cream was superb: a two scoop waffle cone, from Hope Valley Ice Creams, one scoop clotted cream, one scoop blackberry. Superb!

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