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Post  lynnr on Sun 04 Dec 2011, 12:54 am

Winter has arrived. Snow on the ground. Just looked and it is snowing again. Need a nice hot coal fire. O' bum not got one yet.

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Re: Winter arrived

Post  highpressure on Sun 04 Dec 2011, 4:58 am

Yes I know what you mean, it's nearly single figures outside now and yesterday the sun only shone in a clear blue sky until 4pm!!!! Wink Wink I seem to remember snow we have seen it once or twice in the last 20 years!!!!

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Post  chrisnchrisroberts on Sun 04 Dec 2011, 1:14 pm

I don't even want to see snow, unless its on a postcard!

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Post  bjwlancashire on Sun 04 Dec 2011, 1:26 pm

I do, I have ice axe and crampons that have not yet been used in anger!!! I hope we get some up in the lakes for out new year stay over.

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Post  IanL on Mon 05 Dec 2011, 12:06 am

white stuff down here in Derbyshire, two roads over the peaks are closed.
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Post  lynnr on Mon 05 Dec 2011, 12:23 am

About 3" up here and still falling. Good fun driving to work. Got a nice powerslide going on the roundabouts. Twisted Evil

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Post  lynnr on Mon 05 Dec 2011, 1:07 am

Add another inch cheers

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More snow

Post  Steve Traill on Mon 05 Dec 2011, 2:05 am

Hi Lynn

Sound like you could do with Steve's Hornsby chain tractor up your way, that was designed for snow!

Now that would be a good kit, probably have to mortgage the house though! rendeer


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Post  lynnr on Mon 05 Dec 2011, 2:48 am

Steve Traill wrote:Hi Lynn

Sound like you could do with Steve's Hornsby chain tractor up your way, that was designed for snow!

Now that would be a good kit, probably have to mortgage the house though! rendeer


That would be nice. Only problem Don't have a house to mortgage :-(*

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Post  mikero on Mon 05 Dec 2011, 4:29 am

Nice here on the Sunny South Coast.

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Post  lynnr on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 12:27 am

About 6" at the house today. Now it will sort the worms from the nutters.

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Post  Robfishman on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 2:36 am

Can you send some down south please.

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Re: Winter arrived

Post  lynnr on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 2:59 am

Ok. Will dry it out and post it down. Just add water!

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Post  lynnr on Thu 08 Dec 2011, 6:50 am

Snow gone for the moment. The pass is open! Quick get horses hitched up and send the supply wagons in.

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Post  Robfishman on Thu 08 Dec 2011, 1:59 pm

I guess the wind blew it away. lol!

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Winter Blues!

Post  Tony King on Fri 09 Dec 2011, 3:33 am

First rain, then snow, then rain, then wind & rain, then wind and snow........... Now the whole lot has frozen solid!!!
That's the weather here for the last four days! It's so slippery out there that it is almost impossible to stand up & my Defender just went side- ways instead of forwards off the drive this morning............... absolutely no chance of going up any road that has an incline on it. ( Bamby on ice springs to mind!!)
I'm now working on my car, I think it's computer "shorted out" or something.......... When my daughter & I got back last night & I locked the car it went "mad"............. The lights flashed the wipers came on the indicators did some really wierd flashing then it kind of died!!
Then at 11.00 pm it all came to life again on it's own, so out I went in the pouring rain/snow & wind & disconnected the battery, just to shut it up!!
I now have it all in bits & not a hope of fixing it I think............ Bloody modern "fly by wire" technology is beyond the likes of a Traction Engine builder. I can fix the Defender & have done on many an occassions, but this is going to have to go to "them's that know" & their computer & they know how to CHARGE!! Could have spent that on the next few kits from STW!!
Happy Days!!
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Know what you mean!

Post  lynnr on Fri 09 Dec 2011, 3:51 am

My old winter stead was a Defender90 3.5V8 EFI removed and carb's installed. Needed 3 wires to work :-)
Mud terrain boots with snow chains on all 4. What fun in the snow and Ice Twisted Evil

Discovery = Normal driving as on road tyres. Alarm system went mad. Disconnected the master fuse. Jumped the starter and she ran well. Humm so much for engine immobiliser.

Now got a Freelander2 with over 100 fuses in 5 different panels.

Got lashed with rain yesterday with the wind so all the snow gone for now :-(

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Post  lynnr on Fri 09 Dec 2011, 7:27 am

Snowing again. Running about 1" per hour.

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Re: Winter arrived

Post  Tony King on Fri 09 Dec 2011, 8:00 am

Hi lynn,
Not snowing here...................yet!!
Everything still frozen solid though!!
Car back together again... seemed OK to start............ Started engine, everything fine & working, warmed her up, then turned off ignition....
Nothing happened.............. engine kept going....... then after a few seconds, engine stopped & everything went mad again....... So I've disconnected battery & will try to get it to a garage tomorrow!!
Typical, it's now out of warrenty *!?%
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Post  lynnr on Wed 14 Dec 2011, 10:26 am

Hi Tony.

What's the prognosis. Is the car a goer or is it find a quiet lane and a can of accelerant!

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The Car!!

Post  Tony King on Wed 14 Dec 2011, 12:56 pm

Hi Lynn,
Thanks for asking...............
Plugged the battery back in & started car & took it to local garage.............. When I got there, turned off ignition & engine stopped & everything didn't light up, so, it had started to work as it should!!!!!!
Left it there for them to plug into their computer thing to find any "give away" fault codes which might enlighten us as to what was up......................... However the cumputer says "Nothing wrong"..(I hate that, cos it'll probably happen again when I least need it!!)................. so I've got it back home again & it's sitting on one very icey drive!!
I'm using my Defender to get about till this ice goes somewhere else!!
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The Car!!

Post  atomenter on Wed 14 Dec 2011, 1:00 pm

Hi Tony
Is it not just the cold that is confusing it. When I worked nightshift at St Fergus Gas Plant, I had a Renault 21 (new at that time) and some of the limited electronics in that used to go haywire overnight in the winter, especially the memory in the radio. Try keeping it warm and cozey!!

Regards
Tom (in warm(er) Fife)

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Post  Flasback on Wed 14 Dec 2011, 1:51 pm

warm......the bloody central heating has broke and I have to wait till Saturday for an engineer. I now have to hug the wife to keep warm in bed..hope she does not read too much into the hug Embarassed

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Re: Winter arrived

Post  lynnr on Sun 18 Dec 2011, 2:55 am

Hope you get your heating fixed.

Now got colder about -9 at the moment with 1/2 inch of snow. Rock solid.

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Heat wave

Post  lynnr on Sun 18 Dec 2011, 12:31 pm

Got a heat wave today. Managed up to -3degC. Brrrrrr

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