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#1 Doug Nye

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Posted 21 December 2022 - 13:23

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And to everyone who frequents this remarkable place may we wish you all a happy, healthy, fulfilling and safe New Year.

 

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#2 Weaverbird

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Posted 21 December 2022 - 13:40

Thanks for this, and all the wonderful memories Doug.   All the very best to you and your family and all on this forum (the only 'social' media I subscribe to!)    Season's Greetings    :clap: 



#3 RobertE

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Posted 21 December 2022 - 14:52

And to you, Doug, with my best respects.



#4 marksixman

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Posted 21 December 2022 - 15:31

Reciprocated, of course Doug, to you and all of yours.

 

I do have to comment 'though, that 4498 couldn't possibly travel in such conditions - it definitely looks like the wrong kind of snow to me !

 

Happy Seasonals to Everyone.



#5 Bloggsworth

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Posted 21 December 2022 - 18:42

Happy Christmas to one and all, and Happy Birthday to me...



#6 opplock

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Posted 21 December 2022 - 19:22

it definitely looks like the wrong kind of snow to me !

 

 

 

For those unfamiliar with the reference "the wrong kind of snow" was a pathetic excuse for gross incompetence invented by the unlamented (at least by me) British Rail in 1991.    



#7 LittleChris

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Posted 21 December 2022 - 19:32

Happy Christmas all and happy birthday Bloggsworth šŸ˜

#8 Vitesse2

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Posted 21 December 2022 - 21:09

For those unfamiliar with the reference "the wrong kind of snow" was a pathetic excuse for gross incompetence invented by the unlamented (at least by me) British Rail in 1991.    

A meteorologist's son writes:

 

The phrase 'wrong kind of snow' was actually coined by James Naughtie on Radio 4 and then taken up by the press, after which it became something of a cliche. The BR spokesman went on to explain that the snow which had fallen was not the type of snow normally encountered in the UK, but different - much more powdery and softer than the usual larger and wetter snowflakes typical of our maritime climate, which tend to come down when a warm front from the Atlantic encounters very cold air. This was the kind of snow you'd expect in the Alps and the sort skiers love. It was also a particularly heavy fall and BR's normal snow clearing equipment - snowploughs - was unable to cope with it, since you need snow blowers to shift it effectively. But they don't work well on wet snow. It also caused problems when it got into electrical equipment and door mechanisms - again not usually a problem with wetter snow, which - being heavier - doesn't get blown about as much.



#9 d j fox

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Posted 22 December 2022 - 01:05

Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all!
Especially to Sir Nigel Gresley and all fellow LNER enthusiasts!

Edited by d j fox, 24 December 2022 - 14:47.


#10 brucemoxon

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Posted 22 December 2022 - 03:09

"If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips would be boiled in his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart."

 

I'm not quite that bad, but...

 

I hope everyone enjoys some of what they need most this season - companionship, good food, frolics, peace (yes please), spiritual refreshment. 

 

But I truly value this place and the people in it. 

 

 

 

 

BRM



#11 brucemoxon

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Posted 22 December 2022 - 03:10

Oh, and happy solstice!

 

And that's my 911th post - a good Porsche number. 


BRM



#12 Rob Ryder

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Posted 22 December 2022 - 07:58

All the best to everyone and have another enjoyable & informative year :wave:



#13 Nick Planas

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Posted 22 December 2022 - 08:28

Best Wishes to all, and thank you Doug for a splendid "card". I understand this is being considered as the model for the next general of F1 engines?



#14 Claudio Navonne

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Posted 22 December 2022 - 08:49

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all, I wish you all from the south of America.



#15 blackmme

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Posted 22 December 2022 - 08:53

A very Merry Christmas to all and sincerest thanks to all the contributors who have helped to expand my knowledge this year.

 

In the spirit of Doug's message, TNF and combining a few festive themes, Santa borrowed my wife's Lego Christmas village and fired up the Lego quattro! 

 

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Regards Mike


Edited by blackmme, 22 December 2022 - 08:54.


#16 Macca

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Posted 22 December 2022 - 09:57

Best wishes to you too, Doug, and may the white metal bearing of your centre big-end never overheatā€¦

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Posted 22 December 2022 - 14:57

Merry Christmas Doug and all TNFers!



#18 cpbell

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Posted 22 December 2022 - 14:59

Best wishes to you too, Doug, and may the white metal bearing of your centre big-end never overheatā€¦

Paul M

As an LNER enthusiast, that hit me!

 

A meteorologist's son writes:

 

The phrase 'wrong kind of snow' was actually coined by James Naughtie on Radio 4 and then taken up by the press, after which it became something of a cliche. The BR spokesman went on to explain that the snow which had fallen was not the type of snow normally encountered in the UK, but different - much more powdery and softer than the usual larger and wetter snowflakes typical of our maritime climate, which tend to come down when a warm front from the Atlantic encounters very cold air. This was the kind of snow you'd expect in the Alps and the sort skiers love. It was also a particularly heavy fall and BR's normal snow clearing equipment - snowploughs - was unable to cope with it, since you need snow blowers to shift it effectively. But they don't work well on wet snow. It also caused problems when it got into electrical equipment and door mechanisms - again not usually a problem with wetter snow, which - being heavier - doesn't get blown about as much.

The amateur meteorologist in me enjoyed your explanation! :rotfl:



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Posted 22 December 2022 - 15:11

As an LNER enthusiast, that hit me!

 

The amateur meteorologist in me enjoyed your explanation! :rotfl:

The entire snow exchange tangent on a holiday wishes thread is so characteristic of the sort of discourse prevalent on TNF that I had to laugh and raise my mug for all you good people out there. 

 

I look forward to learning something every time I log in, which is a credit to you all.  Thanks for the community, the technical assistance, and the good humor!



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#20 BRG

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Posted 22 December 2022 - 15:14

"God bless us, every one."

 

Tiny BRG.



#21 cpbell

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Posted 22 December 2022 - 15:55

The entire snow exchange tangent on a holiday wishes thread is so characteristic of the sort of discourse prevalent on TNF that I had to laugh and raise my mug for all you good people out there. 

 

I look forward to learning something every time I log in, which is a credit to you all.  Thanks for the community, the technical assistance, and the good humor!

Hear, hear!



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Posted 22 December 2022 - 21:48

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from a wet and green Sweden!

 

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#23 GreenMachine

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Posted 22 December 2022 - 22:10

Thanks Doug!

 

The same back at you and all who sail aboard the good ship TNF!  May the sun shine on you, the seafood be fresh, the drinks cold, and the sunscreen handy!

 

Blogsworth, my heart goes out to you, we were a family of Christmas birthdays, mum on Christmas day, father and I on the same day a couple of days later and brother the following day.  My mother reckoned that only once did she ever get two presents - back in her young days a suitor gave her TWO boxes of hankies!! :clap:  I hope you do better!!  :cool:

 

And Doug, in the spirit of the season, I think I speak for the Forum when I say you have permission to take a break of 30mins for a quick sherbert and a mince pie before you return to a certain Vol4 ...  :rotfl:



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Posted 22 December 2022 - 22:36

The entire snow exchange tangent on a holiday wishes thread is so characteristic of the sort of discourse prevalent on TNF that I had to laugh and raise my mug for all you good people out there. 

 

 

Yes. I too love the way we on TNF can go "off topic" even on a "Merry Christmas" thread ...

 

None-the-less, Merry Christmas to all and let us all have a wonderful New Year.

 

Cheers

 

PS: I was wondering if Doug's train was on a HO gauge ... if that is the case ... then one must add 

 

HO HO HO!



#25 DouglasM

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Posted 23 December 2022 - 01:16

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everybody, where ever you are, from me in GuangZhou, China.



#26 GMiranda

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Posted 23 December 2022 - 18:52

Merry Christmas to you all!!!!

 

 

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Edited by GMiranda, 23 December 2022 - 18:53.


#27 D-Type

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Posted 23 December 2022 - 21:44

A Merry Christmas everyone. :wave:



#28 GreenMachine

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Posted 23 December 2022 - 23:55

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everybody, where ever you are, from me in GuangZhou, China.

 

If you see Cheapracer over there, say Hi!  :wave:



#29 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 24 December 2022 - 02:11

Merry Christmas to all and best wishes for a healthy, prosperous and peaceful 2023.

 

:wave:



#30 Bob Riebe

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Posted 24 December 2022 - 06:27

May one and all have a God Blessed Egg Nog Day and Christmas Days, all 12 of them.  :clap:   :cool: 



#31 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 24 December 2022 - 07:36

Happy Xmas and a merry new year to all. from lovely sunny Adelaide



#32 brucemoxon

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Posted 24 December 2022 - 09:39

By the way, here's my favourite Chistmas shirt.

My favourite part is when people don't get it. 

 

 

BRM

 

 

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Posted 24 December 2022 - 10:45

"If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips would be boiled in his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart."

 

I'm not quite that bad, but...

 

 

PS: I was wondering if Doug's train was on a HO gauge ... if that is the case ... then one must add 

 

HO HO HO!

 

Bruce, I find "Ho Bloody Ho" works quite well at letting folk know from whence one comes, and not quite so direct as "Bah Humbug" !!!

 

And, of course, congratulations on your Post #912, another fine Porsche number. Only five to go for the big one !!!



#34 AllanL

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Posted 24 December 2022 - 20:44

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. Here's hoping for a safer and saner year ahead.



#35 Michael Ferner

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Posted 24 December 2022 - 21:28

Merry Christmas from (tipsy) Germany!!

By the way, here's my favourite Chistmas shirt.

My favourite part is when people don't get it. 
 
 
BRM


Okay, I'll bite: I don't get it.

#36 Collombin

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Posted 24 December 2022 - 21:39

Okay, I'll bite: I don't get it.


Noel.

#37 Michael Ferner

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Posted 24 December 2022 - 22:21

Ta.

 

Actually, that's brilliant! :D :up:



#38 brucemoxon

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Posted 24 December 2022 - 22:48

Ta.

 

Actually, that's brilliant! :D :up:

 

I forgive anyone for whom English is not their first language.

Yes, no el - Noel. 

Shamelessly stolen from Stephen Fry, who wore a jumper with a similar image on QI this one time - made quite the impression.

"And, of course, congratulations on your Post #912, another fine Porsche number. Only five to go for the big one !!!"

Indeed. This one time when I got to allocate the phone numbers in a new office, I made sure mine finished with 917. 

Just recently I opened one of those clickbait articles, this one about the 'worst sports cars ever made' and the 912 featured. Shocking. As did the FIAT X1/9, the MGB, Renault 5 Turbo 2 and the Lancia Fulvia. Obviously it was American, as they were mainly worried about 0-60 times, not nimble handling and decent brakes. 






BRM


Edited by brucemoxon, 24 December 2022 - 22:52.


#39 Nick Planas

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Posted 24 December 2022 - 23:06

One of my cornier ones which goes down well with (most of) my teenage students is to show them a piece of paper with BETHEHEM written on it, and then tell them it was the first... some get it immediately, some never do. Refer to the T-shirt picture above for the only clue  :stoned:



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Posted 25 December 2022 - 02:25

One of my cornier ones which goes down well with (most of) my teenage students is to show them a piece of paper with BETHEHEM written on it, and then tell them it was the first... some get it immediately, some never do. Refer to the T-shirt picture above for the only clue  :stoned:

A similar 'no L' sequence featured on this year's Christmas edition of Only Connect.



#41 Tim Murray

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Posted 25 December 2022 - 07:42

Merry Christmas to everyone, and I hope Santa brought you something really nice.

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Posted 25 December 2022 - 14:45

A very Happy & Merry Christmas to one and all wherever you may be on the planet. 



#43 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 26 December 2022 - 00:57

I forgive anyone for whom English is not their first language.

Yes, no el - Noel. 

Shamelessly stolen from Stephen Fry, who wore a jumper with a similar image on QI this one time - made quite the impression.

"And, of course, congratulations on your Post #912, another fine Porsche number. Only five to go for the big one !!!"

Indeed. This one time when I got to allocate the phone numbers in a new office, I made sure mine finished with 917. 

Just recently I opened one of those clickbait articles, this one about the 'worst sports cars ever made' and the 912 featured. Shocking. As did the FIAT X1/9, the MGB, Renault 5 Turbo 2 and the Lancia Fulvia. Obviously it was American, as they were mainly worried about 0-60 times, not nimble handling and decent brakes. 






BRM

I have driven several MGBs and they handle like a wet sponge, brakes are at best average and they are fairly slow.  Go ok with a 289 but then take a flex is the power is too much. And most are rusted out!! And were in the 60s. Attractive styling however

X19??  Very average car, and they were rusting on the showroom floor!!

MX5 is the car most of these wanted to be and never came remotely close



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Posted 26 December 2022 - 19:59

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

 

A. Here in this region of the New World where I'm enjoying the Holidays, there truly is no wrong kind of snow. It's all good.

 

B. Santa brought me a new connection with an Ex. I haven't decided if it was what I wanted or if I should return it for credit.

 

Here's hoping everybody else was not conflicted about their gifts! :lol:



#45 BRG

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Posted 27 December 2022 - 11:43

TNFers at a loose end might like to venture into Racing Comments to sample the good-humoured, informative and even nostalgic Countdown thread. I am sure some of us have a plethora of motorsport images that might be offered - you just have to match the car number to the days remaining until EffWun recommences (but don't let that worry you).

Who knows? You might even enjoy it!

#46 Michael Ferner

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Posted 01 January 2023 - 07:06

Happy New Year!

 

Good Bye.

 

:wave:



#47 marksixman

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Posted 12 January 2023 - 16:55

A meteorologist's son writes:

 

The phrase 'wrong kind of snow' was actually coined by James Naughtie on Radio 4 and then taken up by the press, after which it became something of a cliche. The BR spokesman went on to explain that the snow which had fallen was not the type of snow normally encountered in the UK, but different - much more powdery and softer than the usual larger and wetter snowflakes typical of our maritime climate, which tend to come down when a warm front from the Atlantic encounters very cold air. This was the kind of snow you'd expect in the Alps and the sort skiers love. It was also a particularly heavy fall and BR's normal snow clearing equipment - snowploughs - was unable to cope with it, since you need snow blowers to shift it effectively. But they don't work well on wet snow. It also caused problems when it got into electrical equipment and door mechanisms - again not usually a problem with wetter snow, which - being heavier - doesn't get blown about as much.

Thanks to our good friends the Post Office workers, I received a Christmas card from an old friend yesterday. It features a number of older book covers and is titled "Christmas Books"

 

Titles include '1001 Ways to Stuff a Turkey', 'Thermal Underwear for the Fuller Figure', 'Zen and the Art of Sleigh Maintenance', 'The Dangerous Pudding Book for Boys' (now that does sound interesting !), AND.........  "Know Your Snow" by Crispen Evans !!!!  Even the alleged 'author' has a Christmas ring to him ! 

 

Surely the perfect gift for the amateur meteorologist next Christmas !