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Title: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: fay66 on 07 February, 2008, 11:52:22 PM
Here's a few photo of my Cabin/Shed, I call it a cabin , Diane calls it a shed because it's got 2 doors instead of a window and a door.
Much better in the summer when I have the doors open.
Photos about 4 years old,  (I'll have to take some more), It's what you might call a bit more "Stuffed" now.
If you haven't got a big home this is one option ;D

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: fay66 on 07 February, 2008, 11:55:13 PM
And a few more


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: lee69 on 08 February, 2008, 05:31:03 PM
Very nice Brian - my shed (well, leaning wooden garage) is stuffed full of a cold little Ypsilon awaiting it's MOT, old filing cabinets and Saab wheeltrims.  I can see a new thread starting here Lancisti and their outbuildings - I'll get the camera out this weekend! Is the Z plate in the photo the (Dutch?) import plate from your Ypsilon?

Lee


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: fay66 on 09 February, 2008, 02:05:47 AM
Hi Lee,

Yes the Z plates were my transit plates when I brought the elefantino to her new home in 1999. I'll see if I can find a photo or two of her wearing them.
I shall have to take up to date photos of my cabin as well, assuming, that is I can get in the door ::)

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: Scarpia on 09 February, 2008, 08:44:32 AM
I fear one is too modest Brian.That's no shed, its bordering on a Swiss cottage...do you offer time share options?



Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: fay66 on 09 February, 2008, 10:08:46 AM
Hi William, I'm thinking about a Bed & Breakfast establishment but Diane said if anyone wants breakfast, you can cook it, which took a bit of the shine off the whole idea ;D

Brian


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: DavidLaver on 09 February, 2008, 10:24:49 AM

We've got a little shed shanty town - one friend joked that all we needed was a white Landcruiser and a pile of blue helmets and we'd be news worthy. 

The reason is that if you want a garage - that's "a garage" in the very old fashioned sense of "a place for a car" - you need to FIRST build a "play house".  My problem was it turns out they want to actually play in it (why didn't see that one coming... for all these days its called "the surf shack" or "club house" or "cafe") you then need to build a "kids shed" to put the cr@p in, and when that fills up and mum complains about the smell of petrol and them getting cuts off the lawn mower a "lawnmower shed", and then when the DIY tools and offcuts pile gets too big in there a "woodshed".

Next on the list is "an engine shed".

Another friend bought about five standard wee sheds, put them in a line, and painted them up like beach huts.  They have one each or something so no complaints about his/her/their cr@p being in the way of or breaking something else.

David


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: Scarpia on 09 February, 2008, 10:27:43 AM
The present mrs Scarpia could be usefully employed in the cooking dept.

Hmm the beginnings of a commercial idea

Lancia "theme weekends" at B&B chez Hilton.

It can have a mystery content too, "when will Lancia next have a best seller" etc


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: fay66 on 09 February, 2008, 10:19:10 PM
What's the going rate that Mrs Scarpia would require for her services?
Local Attractions include.
Stondon Transport Museum Very Eclectic collection ranging from Cars to Russian Missile Launcher to a " Flying Flea" & many other odd balls.
 http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/mus/uk/s-t/stondontransptmus.htm

The Shuttleworth Collection Famous Airplane Collection and other attractions including flying days. http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/mus/uk/shut/shutlwth.htm


Wrest Park- English Heritage http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.12008/chosenImageId/1

Setting of the "French Chateau" in the recent film set in WW1-
 "Fly boys"

About 6 miles away is the Old R101 Airship Hangers at Cardington, where some of the more recent "Batman" Films were made.
And close by is the Tomb & Memorial to those who Perished.

Really getting the feel for this ;D

Brian



Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: Scarpia on 10 February, 2008, 08:36:02 AM
I trust you mean the cooking....?


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: fay66 on 10 February, 2008, 03:42:51 PM
She would have to read the small print very carefully ;D


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: peterbaker on 10 February, 2008, 07:02:10 PM
This has to rank as craziest thread ever. I see someone mentions flying flea. These were underpowered aeroplanes produced during the mid thirties that rarely if ever made it into the sky. Clousten clipped the propeller of one such aircraft and at an air show allowed the public to have a go at 5 a time judging nobody could ever get airbourne. Of course the plan misfired!  For more about this, record breaking, and the de Havilland Comet 88 now residing at Shuttleworth try to percure a copy of The Dangerous Skies. Probably the most evocative book written on the subject. Ordeal over the Alps etc. Wonderful Boys Own stuff.


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: rogerelias on 11 February, 2008, 01:01:54 PM
I think the Flying Flea was also a Small cc motorcycle made by Royal Enfield, unless someone else knows different. ???


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: fay66 on 11 February, 2008, 06:54:51 PM
I think the Flying Flea was also a Small cc motorcycle made by Royal Enfield, unless someone else knows different. ???

You're perfectly correct Roger, have a look at this, very evocative!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FdFkf7SS5M

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: Scarpia on 11 February, 2008, 07:09:59 PM
who knows what a "winged wheel" was then....?


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: lee69 on 11 February, 2008, 08:00:14 PM
There's a Flying Flea at the RAF Museum at Cosford.


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: rogerelias on 11 February, 2008, 09:11:14 PM
Winged wheel; was a small capacity motorcycle by BSA,( Bloody Stopped Again) ;) the engine was in the rear wheel. Unless i am mistaken. :)


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: fay66 on 12 February, 2008, 01:52:15 AM
who knows what a "winged wheel" was then....?
Roger you mean,
The BSA Winged Wheel http://spen-crowson.co.uk/bsa_ww.htm or it's Raleigh Companion, the Cyclemaster.
http://www.autocycles.co.uk/for_sale/autocycle_385p.htm

Not being able to afford the LHD Fulvia Series 2 Berlina that was on ebay, & much talked about recently. (Bought by a friend who also has a Fulvia Sport).

My latest touch of insanity has been "Off the Road for 20+ years and was used for instructing mechanical students, is that a + or - feature? until I get it home later this month & start having a close look, I won't know.

Brian 8227 8)


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: rogerelias on 12 February, 2008, 01:22:24 PM
Out & out guess, but is yours a Wisp??  ???


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: DavidLaver on 12 February, 2008, 04:57:48 PM

Just this last weekend I sold a Rudge autocycle.  If I have the space and inclination again a VeloSolex is the "sensible choice" but would love to seek out a Ducati Cucciolo.  The maddest of all has to be the supercharged Buggati cycle motor...

http://www.italdoc.macrorom.nl/sponsored/italdoc/Ducati/Cucciolo/spec6/page1.jpg

From:

http://www.italdoc.macrorom.nl/sponsored/italdoc/Ducati/Cucciolo/Index.html

Oh the luxury of high and low gear and a four stroke engine next to the Rudge which tended to be a bit of a pest to start and required more than a little "light peddle assistance" at low speed.  Maybe I was just too scared to give it its head as it was geared more as a "warp drive" onwards from ordinary cycling speeds to a pace beyond what balloon tyres and its piddley brakes made seem sensible. 

Then again it DID have drum brakes - and the weight was in the right place - so heaven knows what a winged wheel would feel like "rut surfing".

Any cyclemotor is a mad and wonderful thing.

David


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: Scarpia on 12 February, 2008, 05:56:43 PM
Your right about the winged wheel of course but I'm not inclined to agree about the "Bloody Stopped Again".With a  history of an several M20's with and without sidecar, 2 A7's and gold flash's again with and without sidecar from new in the family, BSA's were the vehicle of choice until the A35 van reared its practical and cheap head.I still have my first D3 bantam lurking in the shed but the issue is one on "not wanting to start" rather being "inclined to stop".

I've always wanted a square 4 but that's another story.


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!/
Post by: rogerelias on 12 February, 2008, 06:04:47 PM
 :o OOPS.  ::)


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: Scarpia on 12 February, 2008, 06:08:38 PM
sorry I meant a squariel to use the correct term (and yes I know the back cylinders overheated...)


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: rogerelias on 12 February, 2008, 06:21:44 PM
Remember the Healy Squarial. See new thread, Biker side of life.


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: rogerelias on 12 February, 2008, 06:23:02 PM
Brian. Or is it the runabout ???


Title: Re: My Cabin/Shed, It's a Man Thing!
Post by: fay66 on 13 February, 2008, 01:03:08 AM
Brian. Or is it the runabout ???

Roger
As far as I remember my original one back in the 1970's was a Runabout, but I see on the bill of sale it's described as a Ultramatic Moped.
It's not a wisp, although a friend has offered me one free & gratis, Wisp's are very basic and Skeletal see: http://thebuzzingclub.co.uk/archive/pr01.html
Photo also of a Ultramatic on there as well.

I'll post anything further on this subject on the Thread David has opened and keep this for Sheds.

Brian
8227 8)