[jhb_airlines] Re: VATSIM

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 13:59:25 +0100

Strange innit.

Miniature static or working models really do fill me with wonder. The best
part of any museum for a young lad, especially if you could wind a crank or
two and see it working. Maybe that's why I liked Nevil Shute's last book so


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 03 October 2005 09:14
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: VATSIM

My raction to the Meccano and Leggo reproductions is the same. Unless
constructed by children, who's imagination could be applauded, my
reaction tends to be "Why?" It's exactly, and only, what it says on the tin.
Even a static model, created by a machine tool equipped engineering
model maker, would fill me with admiration but a collection of Meccano
To be fair, I'm not too keen on matchstick models but they definitely
come closer to an art form.
Gerry Winskill

Bones wrote:

>My first Google trawl took me to this page:
>I dunno why but my feelings are crossed between admiration and thinking
>it's rather sad.. Must be the pills wearing off as I bet some people
>look at my web pages and think exactly the same..
>-----Original Message-----
>From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Dodds
>Sent: 02 October 2005 23:44
>To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Cc: pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: VATSIM
>You will have to be enrolled as a member of the Society for the
>Propagation of Useless Information, I can see. (Chairman P.Dodds,
>elected 1964, Birmingham University).
>Its most famous hypothesis was that the pivot pin which supports the
>link in Stevensons Link Motion is only stationary in space at zero
>forward or reverse cut off. Several members met with an unfortunate end
>trying to prove it! Peter

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