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About Edders

  • Birthday 22/09/51

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    Canals and canal boats
    London buses (Routemaster and older). London Underground.

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  1. This one appears to be appreciating.
  2. If you like the sound of Gardners, listen to this 6LXB in a Bristol RE.
  3. It would have to be a 3LW.
  4. I would love another "bus" engine. That make of engine was used in the X class midget submarines so there is some boating heritage there.
  5. I would never have another cross bed. I am only 6ft tall but as I sleep fully stretched out, my head and feet were wedged under the gunwhales. The times I banged my head! I ended up sleeping diagonally, much to the annoyance of my wife.
  6. Look at the fuel consumption (and pollution) of Emma Maersk. Tony
  7. The new Routemaster has 3 entrances, the rear one being an open platform (with a pole) which is kept open when there is a conductor on board allowing hop on and off use, not unlike the original? Tony
  8. I think that the "green" Routemaster would be an exception and would be welcomed back as it is much missed as an efficient people mover for London (as it was specifically designed for). It is an icon after all. Tony
  9. This is an interesting article about a Routemaster bus (built 1962) being re-engined by Cummins and is now able to meet the ULEZ standards for London planned to take effect from 2018. The diesel is not dead and buried yet. Tony
  10. Thermal blanket (not got one myself, but on my next boat.....) Tony
  11. Haven't an Aldi near us (50 miles away!), but have a Lidl fairly close by. Have to say very good products. The store baked bread is superb. Home baking products are top notch. We do the vast majority of our shopping there now. Tony
  12. We now have a single tub portable washing machine with spin (230v). It washes extremely well but the spin is poor, i.e slow. From memory the specs say about 300rpm spin speed. Fortunately, we kept our stand alone Creda spin drier which runs at 2800rpm (with about a 400w motor so no need for a big inverter). This gets most of the moisture out of the washing. If you have the additional storage space it is well worth investing in one. Tony
  13. I had an email from EE yesterday offering me an upgrade to a minimum 12 month contract of 64GB / £16.10 per month and applies to existing customers only. I have only recently upgraded to the same rolling contract deal as Bewildered took out and I currently don't get anywhere near using 64GB of data (let alone 32GB) a month so won't be upgrading any time soon. However, if it can be had as a monthly rolling contract for the same cost it would be worth taking up. Tony
  14. Hi Nev, I took this offer and have monitored every bill since. All are OK. Tony