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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #50 on: February 16, 2009, 05:22:01 AM »
HA HA HA HA HA HA

 :lol:


Well to stay  :offtopic: for a sec.

When Im driving at like.. 65MPH I actually get 19-20MPG with the truck/trailer.
Its just that with the tongue hanging out at 75.. that pushes it into the horrible fuel economy range of things.

Its the mountains that kill it... Creeping in 1st gear for 45 minutes to a hour, up the side of the mountain at 7-9 pounds of boost from the load.. is kinda hard on the mileage.   :thumbup:

Some of the roads are actually hard to stand on because they are just that steep. I dont know what they use in the winter to drive up there.. because if there was snow or ice.. I cant imagine ANYTHING that could go up those mountains. They are spooky steep.
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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2009, 05:51:38 AM »
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Now if you start talking about those punny kilometers thats another story for another thread.

No, lets keep it on this one.

Kilometers are great.

After driving on the european mainland, kiloms made it all worthwhile.

Imagine driving along and you see a '100 to' sign. When you are still thinking of miles from back home, your heart sinks as you think, 'Oh no, another hour and a half's driving' and the surprise you get when you get there in about 50 minutes.

The only prob is speed limits. Just on the outskirts of Frankfurt aM, I was knabbed by the police for doing 120mph in a 120kph limit. Cost me a lot of money with an on the spot fine, and only about 5kms from my final destination.
You have to be very careful when going past built up areas on the autobaan at night, the speed limits change, to stop the traffic noise from waking up the locals.

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Re: Brass monkies plus offtopic posts
« Reply #52 on: February 16, 2009, 09:32:58 AM »
Definitely this post is worth keeping going.

Lets see if we can get it to when my boiler breaks down again.

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Mmmm let's see. IIRC it's a a two year interval that your boiler breaks down. I don't think we can keep this thread going that long do you? :)

But then again the way you Britt's yak it up I'm sure it would keep going that long. :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #53 on: February 16, 2009, 10:04:11 AM »
Bernd,

Don't think of it as a means to an end, it is just a place where you can drop in, see what is going on at this moment in time, and feed your own bit of relevant bulls**t into the post.
Just like a topic with no heading, but trying to keep some sort of relevance to some part of the previous post.

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But then again the way you Britt's yak it up I'm sure it would keep going that long.

We are reknowned for giving information.

Which is better, too little or too much?

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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #54 on: February 16, 2009, 10:06:15 AM »


The only prob is speed limits. Just on  the outskirts of Frankfurt aM, I was knabbed by the police for doing 120mph in a 120kph limit. Cost me a lot of money with an on the spot fine, and only about 5kms from my final destination.
You have to be very careful when going past built up areas on the autobaan at night, the speed limits change, to stop the traffic noise from waking up the locals.

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Yes they know how to squese the pips on the contenant, had the car towed away in Amsterdam for ilegal parking, got up in the morning went to fetch the car to load up at the hotel No Car  :bugeye:. went back to hotel told the wife the car had gone and all she could say was stop b*****g about Stewart,  :wack: it took me ten minutes to convince her I was telling the truth and not pulling her leg, cost 200 to get it out of the compound.

was this  :offtopic:  enough.

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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #55 on: February 16, 2009, 01:45:46 PM »
We are reknowned for giving information.

Which is better, too little or too much?

Bogs

Well, I guess too much. But you have to consider the Yanks are out numbered by you Britts on this forum.  :thumbup:

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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #56 on: February 16, 2009, 02:00:06 PM »
I don't know what all this fuss is about .... MPG!!! sod it!  I put fuel in to get where I want..... It costs! That's it!

Ralph.

Can you tell Ralph is not married and doesn't have any responsibilities?  :lol: 

Boy to be that free again.  :ddb:  :ddb:  :ddb:  :ddb:

Of course the wife says that can be remidied real fast. "I don't know how fast I can have my bags packed dear." :(

Oh well. I did have some good times.

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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #57 on: February 16, 2009, 02:04:06 PM »
Bernd,

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But you have to consider the Yanks are out numbered by you Britts on this forum.

Is it my fault that when the Brits are told to have a look at this sight, they decide to stay?

Maybe they find our sense of humour and lightheartedness is the grab factor.

I have noticed that too many sites in the US are run by humourless old farts, and if they smiled their faces would crack. :(

Maybe that is why we can't get an excess of US members, the site is too happy for them. :lol:

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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #58 on: February 16, 2009, 02:10:31 PM »
Point well taken there John. You know I believe your right about having a bit of fun. :ddb:  :ddb:  :ddb:

Here's my reply to the Mazda post.

The way that guy sends mail is he sends it to himself. He's both the sender and reciever of an e-mail message. I haven't figured that one out. Like I said he's a bit strange, but harmless. A majority of use model railroaders are like that you know, "strange".  :coffee:

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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #59 on: February 16, 2009, 03:22:50 PM »
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Can you tell Ralph is not married and doesn't have any responsibilities?   



I do! .... I have pool matches every week and I have to be ready for work in the morning sometime around 8:00 to 8:45..... How many responsibilities would you like!!!!   :lol:



Seriously though.... I have many responsibilities... I just like to ignore them and hope they all go away.... Worked with the Ex fiancee!!!!!  :lol:   (I can laugh about it now!!!  ::) )

 

I just like to try to have fun!  :D   

I'm responsible..... I just like to pretend that I'm not to tease you married guys  :)




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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #60 on: February 16, 2009, 03:41:20 PM »
Yah, GO Ralph  :ddb:  :ddb:  :ddb:  :ddb:  :ddb:  :ddb:  :ddb: 
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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #61 on: February 16, 2009, 03:59:23 PM »
Ok, ok..... I'm going..... Well I am going to have my tea anyway.... Didn't get in from work till 19:30!!!!    :bugeye: :bugeye: 


Keep up the good off topic bashing thread    :headbang:       :ddb:





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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #62 on: February 16, 2009, 08:01:34 PM »
Im not slow.. REALLY!

Its just... when you Old worlders say things I dont understand.. I read on and figure it out.. Brass Monkeys.. meaning cold.. but I had never heard of it. Till I clicked the link tonight.


I THOUGHT... when I first read it you meant Brass Monkey the DRINK.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brass_Monkey_(cocktail)

Then again I thought possibly.... Beastie Boys?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seFpHtzNoV4
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Re: Brass monkies plus offtopic posts
« Reply #63 on: February 16, 2009, 10:42:16 PM »
Definitely this post is worth keeping going.

Lets see if we can get it to when my boiler breaks down again.

 :offtopic: Bogs

Mmmm let's see. IIRC it's a a two year interval that your boiler breaks down. I don't think we can keep this thread going that long do you? :)

But then again the way you Britt's yak it up I'm sure it would keep going that long. :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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Hey Bog's I just did a check on my member profile. I have to take back all that I said above. Looks like I'm the #1 chatter box with 669 messages to my credit.

All I can say is.  :jaw:  :ddb:  :ddb:  :ddb:  :ddb:

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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #64 on: February 17, 2009, 03:19:26 AM »
Bernd, let me just check back four of your messages and see what the Devil has to say.  :scratch:

Think about it.

You're only playing at it yet, just wait 'til I get into full swing, when I start piling on the bulls**t, you won't see my a**e for dust. :lol:


Spin, don't worry. Grab hold of Bernd's tail and he will get you up to speed.



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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #65 on: February 17, 2009, 10:27:16 AM »
Bernd, let me just check back four of your messages and see what the Devil has to say.  :scratch:

Think about it.

You're only playing at it yet, just wait 'til I get into full swing, when I start piling on the bulls**t, you won't see my a**e for dust. :lol:

And the race is on. I'm sure you'll catch up. I've seen you preform on HMEM.  :thumbup:

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Spin, don't worry. Grab hold of Bernd's tail and he will get you up to speed.



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Sorry SPiN, wifes got a hold of the tail already.  :D

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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #66 on: February 17, 2009, 06:00:52 PM »
HA HA HA HA GOOD!

Not the tail Im fond of chasing thanks!  /wink

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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #67 on: February 17, 2009, 08:11:11 PM »
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I read on and figure it out.. Brass Monkeys.. meaning cold..



Worse than that Scott..... It means cold balls!!.... Cannon balls that is!!!  (if I remember correctly?!?!)    :lol:




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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #68 on: February 17, 2009, 10:34:18 PM »
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I read on and figure it out.. Brass Monkeys.. meaning cold..



Worse than that Scott..... It means cold balls!!.... Cannon balls that is!!!  (if I remember correctly?!?!)    :lol:




Ralph.





And not the kind you make on Ralphs ball turner either.  :ddb: :ddb:

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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #69 on: February 18, 2009, 07:45:02 PM »
Wait...


So its like...

Colder than a witches tit in a brass bra in December?  :jaw:
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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #70 on: February 18, 2009, 10:37:12 PM »
SPiN,

You need to clarify that statment.

What side of the equator are we talking about and how far south or north of the equator that would be. :D

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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #71 on: February 19, 2009, 01:55:47 AM »
Im not slow.. REALLY!

Its just... when you Old worlders say things I dont understand.. I read on and figure it out.. Brass Monkeys.. meaning cold.. but I had never heard of it. Till I clicked the link tonight.


Ok  the expresion cold enough to freeze the balls of a brass monkey, is an old navy expresion, in the days of the old wooden sailing ships, the cannon balls were stored in piramids to stop the piramids falling over in rough weather they sat in a brass square, called a monkey, when it got very cold the brass square contracted and the balls became unstable and fell off.

Many common day expressions and words in every day use have their origins from the navy:-

show a leg,

log book

chip off the old block

 etc etc :scratch:

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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #72 on: February 19, 2009, 01:27:06 PM »
Well now Stew.... You've left yourself wide open for this,


What's all them thar phrases from and even mean then ??    :scratch:       

And mind yar get ye right answer or I'll hoist the main brace an make ye walk the plank!!!!! Arrrrr!!!!   :whip:   (didn't have a cutlass waving smiley to hand!)


Well, once  :offtopic: we're all   :offtopic:  !!!!  :lol:




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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #73 on: February 19, 2009, 05:57:21 PM »
The reason Cedge doesn't have a vid is because he doesn't want everyone to know he walks about naked when he is in his shop.

Is there something wrong with doing this?  :)

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Re: Brass monkies
« Reply #74 on: February 19, 2009, 06:00:44 PM »
It all depends if you have asbestos dangly bits, unless of course you are a masochist. :lol:


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