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Saturday, 25 September 2021
... indeed the experimental vehicle still exists at Sandtoft Museum. It ran on a short section of "overhead" at Doncaster bus depot. The idea was not pursued.
But fbb had never heard of experiments with guided buses. A short section of guide rails was installed round the back of Rotherham depot - a very short section.
Timetable Book - A Profuse Apology
Thanks to John we can admire the cover of the March 1989 timetable book ...
Red All Over : TPO, No!
fbb could find no photographic evidence that Royal Mail railway vehicles, including the Travelling Post Office carriages, ever appeared with red roofs. Some vehicles are pictured with partly red ends, but the red is usually so mucky it is hardly recognisable. The majority are painted black.
Spots Before The Eyes (1)
Some while back, fbb reported that his telly, produced by L G (Life's Good, telly's rubbish) had developed some bright white spots. Reference to the interwebnet revealed that lenses had fallen off the LEDs in the backlight (whatever that means) and that this was a common fault with LG tellies because they used weak glue.
fbb exchanges much correspondent with the Customer Services people at LG who refused to acknowledge that there was a problem but did generously offer to effect a repair for half price. But fbb would have to pay the full price of ...
... first and then claim the refund. fbb though that even £200 for gluing some little bits of plastic back on was a bit steep. Fortunately there was a video on YouTube explaining how to "Do It Yourself". fbb was too ...
Basically it was simple (!!!???). You take the back off and remove the speakers ...
And we only have ten screws left over!
But nothing rattles, and viewing of ghastly programmes can proceed as required. Cost:- Possibly about 10p for glue of which 1p was actually used plus about one hour of No 3 son's time. Not only did No 3 son provide his time free of charge, but fbb's management skills ("Hold that, dad, AND DON'T LET IT MOVE!!) were also available gratis.
Spots Before The Eyes (2)
Have you heard of a Kraken? Yes it is a Nordic sea monster starring in a well known science fiction novel by John Wyndham.
They look AWFUL!
They look AWFUL!
Surely there will be more grave-spinning from Fearnley and Freeman? Sorry - they aren't in their graves, YET, but this might well despatch them thither!
Did You Know ...John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris - a bit long to fit on the spine of a book.
Neither did fbb!
Next Variety blog : Sunday 26th September