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by Oscar
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: FTP lives on! New site ownership!
Replies: 7
Views: 5182

FTP lives on! New site ownership!

Dear Fordson Friends, I am very happy to announce that www.fordsontractorpages.nl will continue! :clap: :beer: After the closure announcement, several members have contacted me because they were interested in taking over the site. A sincere "thank you!" to everyone who stepped forward - we appreciat...
by Oscar
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: FTP lives on! New site ownership!
Replies: 0
Views: 35776

FTP lives on! New site ownership!

Dear Fordson Friends, I am very happy to announce that www.fordsontractorpages.nl will continue! :clap: :beer: After the closure announcement, several members have contacted me because they were interested in taking over the site. A sincere "thank you!" to everyone who stepped forward - we appreciat...
by Oscar
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Board Future
Replies: 5
Views: 3679

Re: Board Future

Indeed! Looking good. More info to follow as soon as possible.

Regards,
Oscar
by Oscar
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Site closure announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 6931

Re: Site closure announcement

The last day of operation is May 9th, 2018.

Two members have contacted me and expressed interest to take over the site. We're talking in the background. It's a big step to take. Don't expect the site to remain, but there is some hope. I'll keep you informed.

Best regards,
Oscar
by Oscar
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Site closure announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 6931

Re: Site closure announcement

@Henk: thanks! It's a difficult decision. But let's celebrate the long life of this website instead of mourning its passing.

@Mathias1: I'll send you a PM.

Best regards,
Oscar
by Oscar
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Site closure announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 6931

Site closure announcement

Dear Fordson Friends, All things must end. For this website, the end comes in May 2018. I started this site in the late '90s. Back then, there was a need for it. Much to my surprise, for Fordson owners around the world the site became "an online home", so to speak. People who had never been in conta...
by Oscar
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: News from Down Under
Replies: 15
Views: 17891

Re: News from Down Under

We're not jaleous at all Brian, really. I mean, who'd want to ride Puffing Billy and taste wine? :buddies: Garretts are mostly seen in Africa and some other hilly areas of the Commonwealth with narrow-gauge track and tight curves. There's a line in Wales that operates Garretts, if I recall correctly...
by Oscar
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Nov 24/2015: We're ba-ack!
Replies: 8
Views: 20473

Re: Nov 24/2015: We're ba-ack!

Thanks for the comments, everyone. Appreciated. Peter, I'll keep a look out for potential errors. Really fixing them might be beyond my skill level, but I'll do what I can.

Regards,
Oscar
by Oscar
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Nov 24/2015: We're ba-ack!
Replies: 8
Views: 20473

Nov 24/2015: We're ba-ack!

Hi everyone, I'm very sorry for the sudden disappearance of the forum! My apologies. In the background some upgrades were done on the MySQL database, which led to a compatibility issue with the PHP software. With the help of our hosting provider, we managed to upgrade the PHP version and fix a few i...
by Oscar
Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Site changes
Replies: 5
Views: 17261

Site changes

Dear FordsonTractorPages friend, When I started this website back in the '90s, I never expected it to last this long. That it is still here, 20-odd years later, signifies how many people worldwide still bond with Fordson tractors! Over the years I've seen lasting friendships develop between people w...
by Oscar
Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Kids, cats and squirrels (help needed)
Replies: 12
Views: 8392

Re: Kids, cats and squirrels (help needed)

:D Nice picture, do you get Bats hanging around in buildings and trees or is this the wrong time of year? :scratchhead: TSG. I saw plenty of flying dogs in Oz, even in central Sydney. You won't find them here. There are bats, but much smaller than the ones I saw in Oz. In the summer, they fly aroun...
by Oscar
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Kids, cats and squirrels (help needed)
Replies: 12
Views: 8392

Re: Kids, cats and squirrels (help needed)

As for the cats, here they are after hijacking our grocery crate. They occupy the crate when we can't let them into the house. The crate is in the front yard, which is OK. The photo is poor because it was taken through the window.

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by Oscar
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Kids, cats and squirrels (help needed)
Replies: 12
Views: 8392

Re: Kids, cats and squirrels (help needed)

Oscar can we get some pictures please?, no not the cats but the Squirrels, we don't have them down here in New Zealand! :mrgreen: We do have something slightly similar and definitely not as cute from Australia :scratchhead: :eyes: TSG. https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/538394_3...
by Oscar
Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Kids, cats and squirrels (help needed)
Replies: 12
Views: 8392

Re: Kids, cats and squirrels (help needed)

Thanks!!
by Oscar
Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Kids, cats and squirrels (help needed)
Replies: 12
Views: 8392

Re: Kids, cats and squirrels (help needed)

Today we went out for dinner, on foot. The two cats followed us all the way. We tried to shake them off, but whenever they lost sight of us they started mi-ow'ing in the most heart-rendering way. Touching, but we also felt a bit smothered. Eventually we turned back, because they were crossing more a...
by Oscar
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Kids, cats and squirrels (help needed)
Replies: 12
Views: 8392

Re: Kids, cats and squirrels (help needed)

"Our" squirrels are the indiginous red ones. They're smaller and less muscular than the grey squirrels. As for the cats, they really are adorable but I wish there was a way to keep them out of the back yard (the front yard is OK, because the squirrels don't come there). I'm considering the primitive...
by Oscar
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Kids, cats and squirrels (help needed)
Replies: 12
Views: 8392

Kids, cats and squirrels (help needed)

All, And now for something completely different :D . We've got wild squirrels in our back yard and we love to have them there. They're beautiful. But some time ago, a few houses down the street, someone bought 2 young cats. The kids love those cats, because they're really cute and they come for a cu...
by Oscar
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: The FTP World Tour to Australia
Replies: 28
Views: 20619

Re: The FTP World Tour to Australia

:clap:
by Oscar
Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: The FTP World Tour to Australia
Replies: 28
Views: 20619

Re: The FTP World Tour to Australia

We need more updates! :D

Regards,
Oscar
by Oscar
Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: The FTP World Tour to Australia
Replies: 28
Views: 20619

Re: The FTP World Tour to Australia

:needpics:
by Oscar
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: The FTP World Tour to Australia
Replies: 28
Views: 20619

Re: The FTP World Tour to Australia

Hmmm. It's awfully quiet here.
by Oscar
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: The FTP World Tour to Australia
Replies: 28
Views: 20619

Re: The FTP World Tour to Australia

Brian wrote:Watch this space!!!!!
:buddies:
by Oscar
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Meddo Show
Replies: 5
Views: 4095

Re: Meddo Show

Hi Brian, I am so sorry to read you have some bad luck again on the way to a festival. :cry: I am glad you didn't gave up and changed your car. I hope you had a great time at Meddo. I am looking forward to your pictures and travel story. :yeah: Meddo wasn't in the cards for me this year :cry: . I h...
by Oscar
Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Fixing an old Krone 3500 harvester
Replies: 3
Views: 3079

Re: Fixing an old Krone 3500 harvester

Hi Pascal, I did not take a picture of the whole thing, but if you Google for Krone 3500 you'll see a gazillion of them. The picture I posted is how it looked after we took the covers off, so we hadn't really begun yet. This is how it came off the field! It was running so hot that the grass almost c...
by Oscar
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Fixing an old Krone 3500 harvester
Replies: 3
Views: 3079

Fixing an old Krone 3500 harvester

Was asked to lend a hand to fix this: http://www.fordsontractorpages.nl/temp/krone.jpg This is (or rather: was) the main bearing of the shaft that drives the harvester's grass pick-up and transport system. It literally burned/grinded itself away. Working on these old Krone harvesters is not a pleasa...