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Andy Capp
post Dec 19 2013, 08:17 AM
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...I guess all you closet councillors and council workers were out doing constituency work, but then I thought: nah, you lot don't turn up half the time, especially now the prawn sandwiches have been reined in! tongue.gif
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post Dec 19 2013, 10:14 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Dec 19 2013, 09:17 AM) *
...I guess all you closet councillors and council workers were out doing constituency work, but then I thought: nah, you lot don't turn up half the time, especially now the prawn sandwiches have been reined in! tongue.gif

I was watching the Great Train Robbers spotting all the railway inaccuracies!
I wish sometimes I wasn't quite so knowledgeable on the subject so I could concentrate on the plot! biggrin.gif rolleyes.gif
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post Dec 19 2013, 10:17 AM
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did you notice that although the robbery took place in August, in the film there were no leaves on the trees? Laugh?


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post Dec 19 2013, 12:32 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Dec 19 2013, 10:14 AM) *
I was watching the Great Train Robbers spotting all the railway inaccuracies!
I wish sometimes I wasn't quite so knowledgeable on the subject so I could concentrate on the plot! biggrin.gif rolleyes.gif

you should write a very long post & demand the resignation of the scriptwriters. I mean, if thay can't get easily verifyable things like how trains work right how can the viewer have any faith in the accuracy of anything else they have written?

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post Dec 19 2013, 12:40 PM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Dec 19 2013, 01:32 PM) *
you should write a very long post & demand the resignation of the scriptwriters.

laugh.gif I happens all the time on television and films.
I would be posting and demanding all the time!
(I could do that as it is 3 1/2 months 'til the biking starts again. sad.gif , I have the time)

The best one was when the train they were observing earlier on went past the signal and it stayed green! ohmy.gif ohmy.gif

There was a good one in Heartbeat a while ago when they had just been watching the moon landing in 1969 yes?
They then went to the railway station a caught a steam train!
Steam finished in 1968 and was scarce in that year too!
There are hundreds of them but I'm sure folks wont want a long post from me! tongue.gif
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post Dec 19 2013, 12:48 PM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Dec 19 2013, 01:32 PM) *
you should write a very long post & demand the resignation of the scriptwriters. I mean, if thay can't get easily verifyable things like how trains work right how can the viewer have any faith in the accuracy of anything else they have written?

Give them their due, they had the right number on the locomotive................but it was the wrong type!!
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post Dec 19 2013, 01:06 PM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Dec 19 2013, 12:32 PM) *
you should write a very long post & demand the resignation of the scriptwriters. I mean, if thay can't get easily verifyable things like how trains work right how can the viewer have any faith in the accuracy of anything else they have written?

Just like our council, film makers do things that are designed to beguile you, but unfortunately some of the more observant ones will notice things like that. It often what separates a poor low budget film from a good one, but like with a council, budget is no guarantee of quality! tongue.gif
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post Dec 19 2013, 07:46 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Dec 19 2013, 12:40 PM) *
laugh.gif I happens all the time on television and films.
I would be posting and demanding all the time!
(I could do that as it is 3 1/2 months 'til the biking starts again. sad.gif , I have the time)

The best one was when the train they were observing earlier on went past the signal and it stayed green! ohmy.gif ohmy.gif

There was a good one in Heartbeat a while ago when they had just been watching the moon landing in 1969 yes?
They then went to the railway station a caught a steam train!
Steam finished in 1968 and was scarce in that year too!
There are hundreds of them but I'm sure folks wont want a long post from me! tongue.gif


Do you mean watching Moto GP on TV, or actually getting back out on your bike when the weather improves !
When ever I watch Heartbeat & hear the sound of the old British twin bikes I wish I still had mine ( showing my age !!!!! ).
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post Dec 20 2013, 09:04 AM
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QUOTE (HJD @ Dec 19 2013, 08:46 PM) *
Do you mean watching Moto GP on TV, or actually getting back out on your bike when the weather improves !

The latter.
I enjoy watching GP but am not a massive fan.
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When ever I watch Heartbeat & hear the sound of the old British twin bikes I wish I still had mine ( showing my age !!!!! ).

Me too!
Started on a Cub and had several Triumph twins before finally succumbing the the invasion from the Far East!
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post Dec 21 2013, 12:21 AM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Dec 20 2013, 09:04 AM) *
Started on a Cub and had several Triumph twins before finally succumbing the the invasion from the Far East!


I had the very first Honda CB92 in Newbury, purchased from Craven Motors in 1963. A 125cc twin cylinder ohc four stroke that would rev to 10,500 rpm & do nearly 80 mph. Peter Holt (from Speedway Motors down the road ) said ''bloody jap rubbish it will never last'' !!!!!!!!!! rolleyes.gif
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post Dec 21 2013, 03:39 PM
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I had a Matchless 350 in the days when you could ride one on a provisional licence. Then they changed the law, and two days before my test was booked, my licence expired and they wouldn't grant me an extension. So I never did take my m/c test in the end.
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post Dec 21 2013, 04:18 PM
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It was quiet until those bl**dy motorcyclists came round rolleyes.gif wink.gif laugh.gif
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post Dec 21 2013, 05:01 PM
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That' laugh.gif s a hoot.
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post Dec 21 2013, 09:19 PM
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QUOTE (MontyPython @ Dec 21 2013, 04:18 PM) *
It was quiet until those bl**dy motorcyclists came round rolleyes.gif wink.gif laugh.gif


Yes but let's face it 'You meet the nicest people on a Honda' happy.gif

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz0L9PeGsHg
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post Dec 22 2013, 04:49 PM
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QUOTE (HJD @ Dec 21 2013, 01:21 AM) *
I had the very first Honda CB92 in Newbury, purchased from Craven Motors in 1963. A 125cc twin cylinder ohc four stroke that would rev to 10,500 rpm & do nearly 80 mph. Peter Holt (from Speedway Motors down the road ) said ''bloody jap rubbish it will never last'' !!!!!!!!!! rolleyes.gif

Peter Hoult, yes I remember him and his shop well.
Helped me out on many an occasion.
I remember having envious eyes on a purple! Triumph Daytona 500 in Jim Pink's in London Road.
£495, way beyond my finances! sad.gif
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Andy Capp
post Dec 22 2013, 06:58 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Dec 22 2013, 04:49 PM) *
Peter Hoult, yes I remember him and his shop well.
Helped me out on many an occasion.
I remember having envious eyes on a purple! Triumph Daytona 500 in Jim Pink's in London Road.
£495, way beyond my finances! sad.gif

Jim Pink sold Suzuki two strokes (mid 70s) I seem to remember.
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post Dec 22 2013, 07:17 PM
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Regarding Jim Pinks, I part exchanged my 125 Honda for a 250 Yamaha YDS3 at his shop in Wallingford shortly before he came to Newbury.
Both bikes are quite rare now, the little Honda's can fetch in excess of £8000, ( £199-19s-6p inc p. tax in 1963 rolleyes.gif ).
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