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Not the most progressive way to clean the back of your bin truck. There’s one main difference between American and English weddings: At English weddings everybody on the dance floor is thoroughly banjo’d and needs to be to get up there in the first place; it’s only the sober, infirm or the dead that remain […]

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Stainless Steel Zephyr Train

Railcars in Stainless Steel

Posted on 12, Aug

When I was little I used to get dragged along to all manner of railway exhibitions, train meet and greets as well as spots. Yeah, I’ve been on the footplate of The Flying Scotsman, The Mallard and Stephenson’s Rocket as well as having a train set circumnavigating the loft. It’s the sort of nerdtastic nonsense […]

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Oh, Look! A Spanking New Theme

Posted on 28, Jul

Well we’ve finally got a new site/theme/layout/look/feel up and running after far more faffing about than is healthy for anyone. There’s still a few things to iron out or tweak a bit more, but it’s mostly functional – or as far as I can tell. So, if you care to pass comment on anything you’ve […]

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There’s enough frightening stuff goes on in your average sheet metal shop – none more so than Jasper arriving on a Monday morning having spent the weekend watching Braveheart on a loop coddling a bottle of Lidl’s finest cooking sherry. Talk about pudgy round the gills and waxing not too lyrical. He’s simply a sequence […]

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Will somebody explain to me the difference between any town in the north of England covered by a marauding ash cloud and the same northern town round November? Apart from the fact it probably goes dark earlier in Wigan in November. The BBC isn’t talking about Eyjafjallajoekull, but the other angry sister to Katla – […]

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The latest Stainless Steel pdf from Euro Inox is available. You know you want it. Here’s the full explanation: The second edition of the brochure PRACTICAL GUIDELINES FOR THE FABRICATION OF DUPLEX STAINLESS STEELS has now become available. The 64-page manual is published by the International Molybdenum Association (IMOA), in co-operation with Euro Inox and […]

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The year’s around 1980-ish and I’m ten; and Prince Charles was visiting Burnley General for some reason or other. I remember a teacher walking into our classroom and saying we’d been chosen or offered a number of invites (read: kiddies to pad out the throngs) to gleefully cheer our next trophy-eared King. Being the fair-minded […]

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