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All the earlier talk about snow reminded me of a time long when i was travelling home along the A12 in my Anglia 105E it must have been 1967, it,s still vivid in my mind it was snowing really snowing driving into the windscreen as i crawled along at snails place , not that many cars on the road in those days just this one set of tyre tracks in front of me which i was trying to follow as i wiped the inside of the steamed up screen .

Just outside a place called Hutton there is a rise in the road up to Brentwood and the car just ran out of traction, so i sat there obviously no wireless to listen to no mobile phones in those days just me it seemed, but in those days we were prepared in the boot a shovel and a blanket , wellie boots and a box of candles with matches , so i cleared the snow around the front of the car and it still would not climb this slope , so i took the rug i bought earlier from inside the car i was taking home to put in the lounge and put it in front of the back wheels got in the car started it up and the tyres gripped and i just kept going eventually getting home just before midnight .

My young wife of just 2 years opened the door and said words i will never forget standing there as i was looking like frosty the snowman complete with red nose, ooo it looks nasty out there, yes my love it is, did you manage to get the rug ok, yes dear, is it in the boot, well it was my dear but it,s somewhere near Hutton on the A12 now.
 

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"I don't remember calling you names, or being aggressive. "

That's because you didn't, chap. I was making a point about intolerance in the wider world.

"If you think I've done either then I sincerely apologise."
See above. No apology necessary. But kudos for offering one. ;o)
 

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Being male, being an Aries, being an old sod, being a slot car builder/racer/enthusiast/geek I sometimes think there is a place for bit of blunt speech....

Instead of innuendo, insinuations and vague references say what you really think at the time about what it is that is upsetting/annoying you.

I know the policy of the forum is to play nicely but sometimes I feel like scorching some members for what they type.

Not feeling grumpy about much at the moment actually.
 

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Actually there is something that I find annoying...it is the sound that some slotcar controllers make when the operator releases the trigger to brake.

Most just click quietly as the contacts meet but one driver I raced against would use a Slotit controller and the sound when braking was a loud "Tock!"

Tock tock tock tock tock tock tock tock tock tock tock tock tock...... when driving next to that sound it would break my concentration.

Fortunately the guy has upgraded to a Difalco....much quieter.
 

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Being male, being an Aries, being an old sod, being a slot car builder/racer/enthusiast/geek I sometimes think there is a place for bit of blunt speech....

Instead of innuendo, insinuations and vague references say what you really think at the time about what it is that is upsetting/annoying you.

I know the policy of the forum is to play nicely but sometimes I feel like scorching some members for what they type.

Not feeling grumpy about much at the moment actually.
To be honest, I've been so lucky in my life that taking a bit of flak on the internet doesn't bother me too much.

By some miracle, I'm still in good health, I've got a great family, a nice home, and some land. Others aren't nearly so fortunate.

So, in some ways, I'd rather it was me taking the incoming than somebody else, because I know I can deal with it.
 

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To be honest, I've been so lucky in my life that taking a bit of flak on the internet doesn't bother me too much.

By some miracle, I'm still in good health, I've got a great family, a nice home, and some land. Others aren't nearly so fortunate.

So, in some ways, I'd rather it was me taking the incoming than somebody else, because I know I can deal with it.
Similar...still healthy mostly, family is not dysfunctional, house is paid for with ground area of 1170sq metres decent space for a workshop for slots...

And I too dont mind taking some hits.....so go for it boys.
 

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Similar...still healthy mostly, family is not dysfunctional, house is paid for with ground area of 1170sq metres decent space for a workshop for slots...

And I too dont mind taking some hits.....so go for it boys.
Good for you mate, I'm sure you've worked hard for what you've got.

But you're making me feel a bit grumpy now, because I haven't got a workshop.
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Hhmmm - NASCAR. I can never shake the feeling that many U.S motor racing venues are to drivers what bowls are to goldfish.
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Left turn, left turn, left turn, left turn.............

But what would I know? My motorsports of choice are rallying and hillclimbing.
 

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Im at work, full of cold, still 4 hours left on the clock and Im at least 15 miles from the nearest slot car.

Im definitely grumpy. Compared to 95% of my colleagues I am old. Not sure if Im a git - but if anybody is cheerful around me before 5pm I may find out.

Apart from that Im fine 🙂
 

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Turns out Im not a git - well nobody was cheerful in my presence before 5pm so I may be a latent git but at the moment I am lacking corroborating evidence of gitness.

So until I can complete the holy trinity I think I had better jump over to the pedants thread and work a bit harder....
 
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