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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Peter-S » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:14 pm

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The glue used to set around the top and then the rubber went brittle - or was that just me being hopeless as a kid :lol:
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:38 pm

Peter-S wrote:
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andyd wrote:
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The glue used to set around the top and then the rubber went brittle - or was that just me being hopeless as a kid :lol:
No it was a bad design :)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:55 pm

:lol: Yes I remember this glue too
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Jasonmarie » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:41 am

Yes we had that at school with that white pvc glue
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Mc Tool » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:49 am

I remember my little brother stabbing a vegie knife thru his palm :lol: :lol: :lol: :xd: :crying: :wank: whilst opening a new bottle ( my Dad had a big office with a stationary room so we had a good supply ) blood everywhere , him screaming like a banshee, yeah , they were good times ( he's a lawyer now). You used to have to poke a knife into the recess on the nozzle to get the glue out .
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:32 am

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Good one Andy, used to have these too, remember that rubber squidgy nozzle well!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Mc Tool » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:51 am

Ours (NZ) was stephens glue , same shaped bottle but it was opaque and the glue was clear........tasted funny too.....thats also why cannables dont eat clowns ....coz they taste funny :lol:
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Paul G » Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:34 pm

Wasn't it called Gloy here?

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:05 pm

Paul G wrote:
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Wasn't it called Gloy here?
Yes that sounds familier Paul!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:13 am

Come on be honest now... Who remembers the lingerie pages of Kays Catalogue :wave: :lol:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:28 am

Mail order catalogues, good one Nick. Must have spent many a happy hour looking through them, at the toys I mean! I remember the Littlewoods and Marshall Ward ones well.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:29 am

Great photos Paul. Now this really brings back memories. The toy section. I remember loving browsing through the bicycle section ( after the lingerie :lol:) as and I remember buying a bmx from Littlewoods or Kays and paying it off a few quid a week for about 2yrs :lol:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:53 am

I used to enjoy the bikes sections too. Looking at those pics it makes you realise that bikes back then, just like cars, had various styles and take-a-chance fearless designs.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Mc Tool » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:27 am

I was meccano mad , every week Mum would take me to Whitcombe & Tombs and I was allowed 2 things .....usually brass gears ,as I was into making gearboxes. I started with set 4 and then every birthday and xmas I got the whole next set ( not just the conversion set ) and the grandies bought me extras......for being a good boy ( what a gullable bunch of suckers , ....really miss them now tho ). I still remember my Dad stunned in disbelief as I showed him my 4 speed and reverse gearbox.......I was about 7 or 8
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Paul G » Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:05 am

My dad bought me a huge Meccano set when I was about 7. It is in two large boxes about 2' X 18" X 6" and is housed in my grandad's WW1 Merchant Navy sea chest. The Meccano is mostly 1940's and 1950's stuff in it and most of it has never been used. I just wasn't interested in it and I preferred making (badly) airfix kits.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Mc Tool » Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:23 am

I was crap at airfix kits too , seemed to get glue everywhere. I was better with balsa.....coz they usually required an engine , usually Cox glow motors and quickstart diesel .
you gotta make the most :cheers: :cigar: :burnout: out of your 20's, 30's, and 40's coz when you hit 50 the "engine check" light comes on. :?

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:59 am

Yes I remember all those catalogues, especially Mums Great Universal :D

Didn't really like Meccano, found it too fiddly with instructions and never had the patience (All these years later nothing has changed) :?

Did plenty of Airfix planes though :cool:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:08 pm

andyd wrote:
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especially Mums Great Universal :D
:shock: :shock: :shock: Cripes Andy !!! This sounds like one of those Adult Pay Per View Channels mate :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:54 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:08 pm
andyd wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:59 am
especially Mums Great Universal :D
:shock: :shock: :shock: Cripes Andy !!! This sounds like one of those Adult Pay Per View Channels mate :lol: :lol: :lol:
No no Nick you misunderstand completely :wave:
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:07 pm

andyd wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:54 pm

No no Nick you misunderstand completely

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