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Forum: The Coffee Bar 5th May 2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: SME & Garrard

I shall retire with apology for my prolixity.
Forum: The Coffee Bar 4th May 2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: SME & Garrard

I am confused. I was convinced I had seen references to Scotts, Healeys and something else in this thread; this was why I had continued the biking analogy. Now I cannot find anything at all about...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 3rd May 2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: SME & Garrard

A long time ago, before even I was born, Garrard produced the Rolls Royce of spring-wound turntables. Naturally, these were intended for 78rpm records but by the early 'thirties it was recognised...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 18th March 2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,355
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: Maplins going under as well

So correct and so sad.

Before being reduced to the "King of Darkness" by having to produce OE stuff for the British motorcycle and car industries at prices wholly inconsistent with a product of...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 28th February 2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,355
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Angry Re: Maplins going under as well

Agree with all that's been said but a bit surprised at the inclusion of Tandy. They are not to be numbered among the good guys as in their own right and as owners of Radioshack, they killed off much...
Forum: Loudspeakers 25th February 2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,521
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: Another set of secondhand speakers

Metal roofing panels are truly excellent. They can prove a little noisy in heavy rain - which doesn't worry me as I was brought up under corrugated iron - but adequate sound attenuation can eliminate...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 2nd January 2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: No new post's.

Well, I'm still here, although only just.

Suffering incipient transient ischemic attack from New Year's honours list. I have long held that this is an obscene custom, showering so-called honours...
Forum: News 18th November 2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Smile Re: Updated website plus ...

From me too. The inclusion of a remote volume control is a welcome advance and if I might be allowed to say so, long overdue.

I have no need of a pre-amp but I'm wondering if the remote facility...
Forum: General 11th September 2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: A gun, wax and hearing problems.

Oh dear. I'm afraid that I'm yet another victim of the audiology scam.

I have had two pairs over the last five years and they both cost around £1500 although I have to say that I am pleased with...
Forum: General 7th September 2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: A gun, wax and hearing problems.

I have the occasional irrigation - of the ears that is, not the type publicised years ago in Exchange and Mart - in the hope that things might improve but they never do. It's really irritating having...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 30th July 2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: Architects are idiots

Well, mercifully (and for them too, I imagine), I am far removed from my nearest neighbours so I am spared having to share my Bach and intimate domestic details but that does not preclude me from...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 22nd July 2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,671
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: Sony Music goes back to vinyl records

[QUOTE=Black Stuart;87083]Greg,
you summed it up in your last post very well. Of course my hearing is not what it was when I was a young man but it's still above the norm for my age.

Lucky you!...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 24th June 2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: Philip. 67

Flippin' 'eck - only 67? Cor, I wish I was.

The good news is that you will still be able to ride in 10 years - I'm living proof!

Enjoy it.

:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
Forum: General 15th May 2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: Starting a vinyl collection – is it worth it for classical music?

Wisdom here.

My first decent turntable was a Garrard 201 which started with an American Bush arm followed by a home-made contraption followed by a Burne Jones Watts linkage gizmo followed by a...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 19th April 2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: 1959 Audiophiles film

Oh, what a joyous jaunt down Memory Lane!

I was an habitue of Tottenham Court Road in 1959 (I hope I didn't look like that nerdy chap in the duffle coat peering through the window, but probably...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 13th April 2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,603
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: Railway Steam Engines’

I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the splendid accomplishment of Tornado on Tuesday night. Brought a tear did that.

What a glorious testimony to those who laboured so long and hard to...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 2nd April 2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,603
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: Railway Steam Engines’

Are sure it wasn't my Nimbus?;)
Forum: News 22nd March 2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,045
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: New member's

Isn't it though?

But on this forum it helps to have several hobbies into which you can dip or out of which you may dip as life allows. You will note my elegant rearrangement of Richard's phrasing...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 21st March 2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: A tale of synchronicity

Well, you have done a lot better than me.

I was assisting at the start of the 1974 and '75 runs, starting at the Castle Gardens park. I've not had any involvement with the Banbury since then but...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 20th March 2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: A tale of synchronicity

Philip - you know me better than that.

Of course it's for riding; I am the object of art.:thumbsup:

Bob - the Banbury remains a good run. I have been a VMCC marshal on a couple of occasions but...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 20th March 2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: A tale of synchronicity

No, as in four cylinder, overhead cam, shaft drive. But it does have electric ignition and lights!

It's unusual!
...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 19th March 2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: A tale of synchronicity

Ah yes Richard, the flying razor blade. They didn't look much but were certainly quick and very aerobatic. About the time when you were 13 and I was old enough to know better, I made a model of a 53"...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 17th March 2017, 12:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: A tale of synchronicity

My goodness - this has revived a memory or three.

Firstly, the big Avantic - they also made a 10-Watter - was a fairly standard 5-20 but beautifully made. I have always thought the Quads a little...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 5th March 2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By Baggy Trousers
Re: A tale of synchronicity

Hello Philip.

No, the Puch engines were different in that both cylinders shared a common combustion chamber; the principal function of the "induction" cylinder being to pump the exhaust gases from...
Forum: The Coffee Bar 4th March 2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By Baggy Trousers
A tale of synchronicity

A little while ago - probably years as tempus seems to fugit at a velocity equal to the square of one's age - I wrote about my acquaintance with Henry Rahmer. Given this forum's propensity for the...
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