The Pickled Egg Library

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by CitroJim » 17 Feb 2019, 06:16

Bobins, that's an amazing image!

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 21 Feb 2019, 15:00

Another perfect candidate for the Pickled Egg Library...

For the "Bricks with maker's name on" lover. There's plenty round here as my submission for POTD today testifies. North-East Collieries all had their local brickworks making use of the fireclay deposited along with the coal seams, and proudly stamped their names on their bricks.

But the North-East by no means has the monopoly on these reminders of times gone by. This website covers all the UK.....fascinating if like me you like a bit of industrial history.

http://www.brocross.com/Bricks/Penmorfa/index.htm

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 20 Mar 2019, 19:47

"The Longest Kill" by Sgt (technically Corporal of the Horse) Craig Harrison.

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This is semi-fascinating

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 17 Aug 2019, 18:38

This is semi-fascinating

365daysofmotoring.com

You put a date in and it comes up with a timeline of motoring-related stories occuring on that date. Have a go and pick something out.
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Calling all F1 followers

Post by mickthemaverick » 18 Aug 2019, 19:57

I thoroughly recommend "How to build a car" by Adrian Newey ISBN 978-0-00-819680-6 published by HarperCollins.
390 pages of absorbing information, tho admittedly the odd highly technical passage can get you confused, which any true F1 fan will find fascinating.
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Probably best read before too many bevvies! :-D
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P.E.Library-Fair Wear and Tear

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 02 Sep 2019, 10:51

Dry as Sticks....probably but if you are PCP, PCH, PLP or whatever they call "renting an new car for a few years" here's the industry standard, for that end of lease/hire period fair wear and tear assessment.....
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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 Sep 2019, 19:51

If you ever want to find out the whole story of the transatlantic undersea cables this site has it all. Tremendous detail.

History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network


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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 16 Jan 2020, 11:54

May I suggest (just for the fun) "Tales from the White Hart" by Arthur C. Clarke. Basically it is like a load of tall fishing tales, but with science instead.

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by myglaren » 25 Jan 2020, 00:12

I have been watching "The Trial Of Christine Keeler" as I vividly remember it happening and thought at the time it was great fun.
In retrospect a tragedy.

Christine's co-conspirator Mandy Rice-Davies, was famous for her quips and for some reason I thought that she had said "I'm a moist kind of girl" - it would have been typical of her.
This popped into my head half an hour ago and I tried to find it's source.
Well, you could have knocked me over with a feather when I found it.
“Too arid for my taste,” Sharrow smiled, rubbing her fingers up and down the stem of her glass. “I’m a moist kind of girl really, deep down.”
From one of my all-time favourite books, Iain M Banks' Against A Dark Background.
But the amazing thing I found was that the whole book is there to read online, free, apparently.

https://www.you-books.com/book/I-M-Bank ... Background

Not much use to me as I have a hardback copy of it bought years ago but a pleasant find nonetheless.

Just been reading the Vilanelle books (Killing Eve) bought for buttons from Kindle. Went to get the last in the series and it is an outrageous seven quid and not published until April :)
They bear little resemblance to the TV series.

Also bought a pre-order Kindle version of a Jeffrey Deaver book, again relatively expensive as I usually pay nothing or £0.99p.
Was supposed to be April for that too, came last week. Big disappointment, it was only about fifty ages and all about nothing.

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by Gibbo2286 » 25 Jan 2020, 11:16

I've got a bookshelf full of motor related stuff. I'll sort a list later and put it all on offer...…..fed up of dusting it all. :)

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Jan 2020, 16:52

Every cloud has a silver lining apparently, with the FCF disappearing for a few hours today, I defected to Autosh*te and discovered an absolute gem of a thread entitled
Chod North East. Spotting through time.
By Jim Bell, September 4, 2015 in AutoSh*te

https://autoshite.com/topic/21654-chod- ... me/page/7/

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What an astounding collection of street scene Pictures of Newcastle and Tyneside , absolutely littered with "Chod" by which I presume he means old cars....but mainly not your pre-war ancient history but much of it late 60's 70's. Theres even the 88 Bus from Marlborough Street.....my bus from shopping trips into Newcastle in a stinky diesel fumed draughty smoke filled piece of nostalgic public transport. The thread has been going for 5 years and keeps getting added to......marvellous :-D

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