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Old 05-16-2014, 07:49 PM   #17041
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Yeah, it was an obscene amount of money Nev, but I reckon I'm worth it!
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:43 PM   #17042
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Moved in to a new workshop this week with a decent floor, so I shouted myself a new toolbox!
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My goodness, that's one hell of a decent toolbox.

Toolbox...? That's a tool department store on wheels! My first apartment was smaller than that?


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Old 05-17-2014, 12:35 AM   #17043
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Moved in to a new workshop this week with a decent floor, so I shouted myself a new toolbox!
Nice feeling eh When you get to a certain age It's good to buy the good stuff
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:38 AM   #17044
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Nice feeling eh When you get to a certain age It's good to buy the good stuff
….and then when they reach your age, they forget where they put them.









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Old 05-17-2014, 12:39 AM   #17045
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Nice feeling eh When you get to a certain age It's good to buy the good stuff
All my hand tools are Snap On Clancy, but I've always resisted the temptation of the boxes, but it was love at first sight on this baby!!
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:39 AM   #17046
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.and then when they reach your age, they forget where they put them.









Hi Neil.

Hello Neville Will give yas a ring in the week.
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:40 AM   #17047
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All my hand tools are Snap On Clancy, but I've always resisted the temptation of the boxes, but it was love at first sight on this baby!!
Yeah, mine too mate, but I didn't buy the bigger box Wish I had now.
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:57 AM   #17048
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:25 AM   #17049
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err
the dirty old dr is sitting at boulder bros hq in sydney after being shipped home from NZ a month or 2 back
next tuesdy i gotta fly down and strap on some big ass lights joe has built then head for wangaratta to hitch up with mick carey from nomad tanks along with lentil, bob, farmer roy and tony to ride some snow in the high country before heading for p bees in adelaide to strip the dirty old dr back and make her skinny for this 24 hr thing
but the thing thats really freaking me out is
I HAVE TO CATCH A TRAIN FROM THE AIRPORT TO HORNSBY
PANIC STATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i haven't been on a train since a school excursion to cairns in grade 7
here are some of the issues that are freaking me out
-where at sydney airport do i need to go to catch a train
-where do i buy a ticket
-how do i know what ticket to buy
-how will i recognise my train if they all look the same
-if mother of mercy shines apon me and i somehow make it onto the right train without being stabbed or having my thongs stolen, how will i know when to get off
there are many other things worrying me but that will do for starters
fwiw I found trains to be easier than buses.

For years and years I had never been on a train, and the only times I'd been on a bus it was Greyhound from Bundaberg to Brisbane & back.

So much much later I found myself in Singapore and my local friends were hyping up just how perfect and easy the public transit system is there. It's all integrated, you just buy one ticket and scan it when you get on/off and refill when necessary. I went on a few rides around the place with them, and then it was Monday and they were working so I was on my own.

So there was some place I wanted to go, and it was on a bus line, so I found a stop and waited [there's only 5 or 10 minutes between buses - no need for a timetable].

I studied the map, counted the stops between where I was and where I wanted to go, and when the bus came along I got on.

Only thing was, no-one told me that buses don't stop at every stop unless there's someone getting on/off...

So by the time I counted the 17 stops and finally got off the bus I was 55km away from where I thought I was...

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Old 05-17-2014, 02:42 AM   #17050
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that was comforting
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:48 AM   #17051
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that was comforting
You'll be fine mate, just sit next to someone that can count to 17 for you.
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:52 AM   #17052
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the take away message, for those born in the country:

trains are easy
buses are hard...

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Old 05-17-2014, 02:52 AM   #17053
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signs philth, follow the signs. They have pictures for blokes like you. A picture of a train = follow it to find a train. The trainman will be wearing a trainmans uniform. Tickets are sold in a big machine on the platform. Not as complicated as milking machines so I'm sure you'll cope. They have instructions with pictures on them. In the train there are pictures of the network, you're not red/green colour confused are you? Good, you'll be able to see where you need to go. An unintelligible voice will tell you what the next stop is. Listen to the voice and follow the pictures, you can't go wrong!

And, my Minister for Finance and Domestic Harmony has s similar unreasonable fear of trains to you; she says it's because she has no control over the bloody thing, it just goes along the train track with an unseen dude in control.........
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:08 AM   #17055
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none of this is helping
i just want my dr
and then i'll feel safe
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