Friday, 15 February 2008

Busy 'Shop


I am presented with this scene on a daily basis and thought I ought to share it with my readers. The Metcalfe's pack under the desk is an N guage two track engine shed awaiting construction, the co-op milk thingy contains the water supply for the Mamod kit and general fire-fighting duties. The axe is so sharp it's used for most jobs from trimming up Airfix mouldings to sharpening pencils. One thing that is missing is the Light Programme on the crystal set which I notice is connected to a coat-hanger antenna. Squirrel and rabbit pelts are in the 'shop for conversion into a hat. On the Meccano No 6 box is the start of the two speed reversing gearbox. The Spitfire's one of those polystyrene electric jobs and is a brilliant flyer, of the two catapults my favourite would have to be the home-made one. Any how much food for thought here m'thinks. Did I miss anything? MORE FETTLING !

12 comments:

A F-A said...

What's that little red fokker?

Diplomat said...

DR 1

Peter Ashley said...

You never told me you had Meccano still in red boxes.

Diplomat said...

Peter. In the black case under the bench there are two 1967 Scalextric Jaguar D Types but I thought it would be irresponsible to let you see those - also the little cork stoppered Shell-Mex oil bottle complete with dripper for lubing up. Ooh - id yopu spot RoMac puncture repair kit ?

Peter Ashley said...

No I didn't, but what's that dead cat skin doing on the shelf?

Ron Combo said...

I'm rather interested in the case of sherry under the table.

Diplomat said...

Delivery note stapled to the top (Patens Peterborough) identifies it as 1 Doz Sandemans 1966 bound for the Administration Department at St Andews Hospital, Northampton (Mental Hospital). Hope that helps.

Diplomat said...

Sorry, Peter - that'll be mostly squirrel and rabbit.

Ron Combo said...

We should all drink more sherry. Squire Ashley will back me up on that one.

Diplomat said...

Forgot to mention, under the crystal radio instructions, next to the Opinel No7 knife is a rather dishy pair of pliers from a Brough tool kit. This from my grandfather, who after rolling an Indian outfit into a ditch on a Sunday outing, was recognised by his wife, following a few minutes later, by his darned stockings protruding from the hedge, her driver had to free the victim whilst she stayed in the car "in case of the worst".

Peter Ashley said...

Yes Ron, a big schooner of Harvey's Bristols after morning service with a sheep in the oven.

Justin Savage said...

Diplo, please may we see the Scalextric 'D' Types? I don't get out much.