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Discussion in 'off topic' started by Big Tabs, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    It's *seriously* time consuming unless you spend an awful lot of money on a complete d item, at which point you may discover that the pleasure is in the building. When my dad retired he wanted to build a 5" scale loco so he got a workshop built, it was a work of art. Lathe, miller, shaper, pillar drill, power saw. One Christmas he and I had a few evenings building a few bits for a little steam engine he had castings for. It went no further, he worked out that there was maybe 10 years at 5 hours a day, every day, to generate a loco and more importantly he was more interested in other stuff, principally gardening and going to Italy, buying a house and making another garden.
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  2. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    I'm well -aware of that, Steve: then again..:

    A long-departed old family friend had a long career as a cabinet maker, and on the side ...built things, he could not help it. A 30foot day-sailing yacht for a start - his wife didn't; like; so he sold it - bought an XJS with proceeds, and some machine tools for fun,strtch his ambit. Proceded to strip & rebuild that v12 for his own amusement, ran it for a while, got bored, sold it; resulting funds, round 3, saw him design, build & complete a 1/3 scale Fowler traction engine - which he once infamously/hilariously, depending on one's POV, fired in the kitchen while his wife was away.

    It was parked in his hallway last I saw the man - because he could ;)
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  3. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    7 double G&Ts whilst cooking and watching the footie. Now a beer
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  4. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    Is it better to drink one huge gin and tonic, or loads of little ones?

    I once met a bloke who drank white wine (basic) in a pint glass.
    it troubled me no end.

    malibu and pressed cocoanut juice is almost funished.

    ready to go the way of the onion. sloo.
  5. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Beronia Rioja < last night's Muga
  6. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Erg \o/

    I have tried stopping the beer for a few weeks but every so often I crack. Only one Chilterns left and its gone now so Hen now.
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  7. Enfield boy

    Enfield boy pfm Member

    Last minute change of plan, cooking steak while listening to Johnnie Walker on r2 so.... a glass of French red (not a pint).
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  8. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    The Pink Fairies Motorcycle and Drinking Club or has that been done before?
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  9. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    to honest, I don't know. But with 90 (in fact 91 - a new one arrived today) bottles of gin in the house, and my wanting to experiment with flavour and botanical in gin I would say lots if doubles.

    a new arrival

    [​IMG]20201121_154356 by uh_simon, on Flickr

    will make a great dry martini garnished with a slice or two of pickled cucumber or a caper, or for the adventurous a piece of anchovy

    Now on the beer

    [​IMG]20201121_204907 by uh_simon, on Flickr
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  10. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Jesus. If I did 7 GnT s there wouldn't be much cooking. It would be bedtime.
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  11. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    Wouldn’t work on a badge, unless it was immense
  12. mand

    mand pfm Member

    I get ya, 3 bottles of beer and I’m bloated. On Laphroig now..
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  13. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    ‘especially for you..’

    Wife thinks I am disgusting.


    it is my glass and I will do as I will.

    special onion martini. Oh yes.

    @gintonic feeling it.

    when is too many onions too many onions?

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  14. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    :D errm normally three on a cocktail stick
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  15. mand

    mand pfm Member

    That many
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  16. MichaelC

    MichaelC pfm Member

    Well, cooking duties tonight, rib eye (rare of course) accompanied by some chips (not many), roasted tomatoes and some sweet corn. Washed down with a couple of gin & tonics. I slummed it, finished off a bottle of London gin which was taking up space, so in this instance I used elderflower tonic to make it more interesting.

    The malbec has been opened, and I will be shortly pouring a couple of glasses...
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  17. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    That is what I thought.

    On my second one, slightly more onions

    I have no shame. or taste.
  18. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    no cocktail stick involved.

    fingers alll the way
  19. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    finished the evening with rum. that’s that
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  20. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    finishing with a Jura Superstition malt....

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