Most amusing story😆Pat
I drove a Beach Buggy to Le Mans, 1985. Never again. The brakes failed shortly after setting off leaving just the handbrake for retardation. The clutch went in France, the lights went out in darkness on a dual-carriageway near Rouen, and I lost count of the times I had to rebuild the carb.
En route home the throttle cable snapped. After repairing it the engine's minimum tickover speed was roughly 3500rpm, which led to wheelies being performed away from standstill.
On the Oxford by-pass in a cloudburst, the hood broke away from the windscreen and I got soaked, which helped with the fab sunstroke I acquired in France a little.
I don't know who built that heap, but he should have been charged with crimes against... me!
Its great to have a model-hobby shop near, unfortunately all the shops that were near to my place were closed during the pandemia☹
Laurence,Yep, Grumpy. Models and Miniatures of Hereford have a website, too, if you'd like to look 'em up. Lots of diorama stuff and a reasonable kit selection but, alas, just one Beetle left in stock...
...so I bought it.
What's that quote I saw recently? Something along the lines of "If you think current generations are brighter than past ones, bear in mind that car handbooks used to tell you how to adjust the tappets. Now they tell you not to drink the contents of the battery".Ken
I live in a small community of a type in which shopkeepers always like to talk and share a joke, which is nice, but... Buy a kit and there's an automatic assumption that it's for my grandchildren.
Having dispossessed the good folk of Herefordshire of such an absurd notion, they adopt an awkward stuttering mode, and a sympathetic facial expression indicating that their next question will be: "Would you like a chair and a glass of water?"
I might be senile and stupid but, unlike my grandchildren, I can still open a book without asking what the password is...