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  • wherrygirl
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    1)Searched for book.
    2) Found it.
    3) Have just bought it
    4). Arrives Friday/Saturday

    I had thought hard and felt sure it had "Golden" in the title, found Golden Treasury books but they were just fairy tales, while "mine" were about all sorts of things/people. Then, using "Miss Prune and Miss Prism (yes, another of the tales in my book!) I came across a forum with a page for people like me searching for a book with minimal clues to work on. And there it was, someone looking for their childhood book containing the above story and describing it as having a blue linen embossed hard cover. My book exactly.
    Another forum member came up with the full title and from there it was easy and I soon found it on eBay.
    Can't wait for Friday/Saturday.
    Yes, long OT. No apologies

  • wherrygirl
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    That thinghy on the side of the cab is a griffion.
    The trade mark of scania. As the star is for mercedes
    Oh, you naming that image has brought back a memory stretching into the distant past, to a wonderful story book that my parents had bought me. The tales were fascinating and there was one which I have never forgotten - "The Griffin and the Minor Canon" (A canon is a minor member of the Church of England heirarchy.)
    I tried Googling for it and there it is, see http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/griffin.html
    It is well written and with a strong moral tone, but quite amusing. I must try and find some of the other tales. perhaps even the book itself - I remember exactly what it looked like and would love to buy a copy.
    I wonder what significance the griffin had for Scania?

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  • pakarang
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    Excellent progress and work, Thijs! Glad you are progressing so well in this project.

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  • wherrygirl
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    Good lad!

  • janihudi
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    That is the plan of dooing that again.

  • wherrygirl
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    Is the paper completely paint covered, or is there just a chink of paper showing anywhere? If so, you could try soaking the chink with plain water and maybe that would gradually penetrate between the white paint and the blue bits. Then peel it off.

  • wherrygirl
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    Yes, I've been thinking about the dashboard table as you mentioned a while ago that you'd bought some stuff for it, but I keep forgetting to ask about it in my mails. Are you going to do that great walnut staining on it like in the old HC? That was very effective. (Don't you dare say you can't be bothered.)

  • janihudi
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    Didn't do anything the past 2 days.
    we removed al the Chrismas junk out of the house.
    and bring it back to the attic.
    tidy everything there too,shifting it from here to there and back again.
    because.of this weekend there wold be the time for it.
    the past 2 days Wesley's truck was parked here, and
    Now it's HC turn to park there.

    Picked up the HC this evening.
    cleaning the inside and stuf al the rubbisch back in again.
    maybe some work for the dash table, otherwise qiuck back to the models

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  • janihudi
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    That is what i will try anyway , the problem is that the bleu you see on the rooftop is dried paper.
    I have to sand it, and that you will see in the new piant,

  • janihudi
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    He didn't even had to wait that long.
    In that time i was building in a row.
    But he had just 5 year the pleasure of the model.
    His wife found him dead onder the stairs, bad heart

  • janihudi
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    But still cheaper

  • janihudi
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    Will loose it propably .
    Have to remember that i place in a box
    And than forgot that i thrown it in a box

  • janihudi
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    Nowadays it,s hardly im use anymore.
    All goes by the smartphone now.
    Is easier, it's 2way comunication

  • janihudi
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    That thinghy on the side of the cab is a griffion.
    The trade mark of scania. As the star is for mercedes

  • wherrygirl
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    But can't you just mask the sides using strips of tape along the top edges which will also hold paper hanging down the sides, and then respray the top? All those other spraying jobs look really fine, Thijs. You have a lot of patience with such very fiddly tasks, and it is all coming out splendidly.

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