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by Oscar
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Meddo festival 2010, The Netherlands
Replies: 38
Views: 18881

Awesome. It was a great Meddo this year!
by Oscar
Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Meddo festival 2010, The Netherlands
Replies: 38
Views: 18881

Just got back from Meddo. Met Brian, Ann, Emiel, Henk and Pascal there. Frans was on his way over but sadly I missed him. The weather was so-so, though it started to clear up by the time I left. The show was huge, as always, and it was a pleasure to be there, also as always. I forgot my camera so no...
by Oscar
Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Something for the John Deere Guys
Replies: 10
Views: 5310

:eyes:
by Oscar
Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Oil Data.
Replies: 10
Views: 50634

I received a very nice email from J. Mellema, who sent me this spec sheet:

Dexta oil specs.

The document is not directly from Ford, but refers to Dagenham. There's also some other info about the Dexta on it.

Regards,
Oscar
by Oscar
Thu May 20, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Changing tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 3315

Here ya go! It's on the Manuals page :).
by Oscar
Wed May 12, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Something different, but nice
Replies: 16
Views: 10310

Emiel wrote:Image

last night, try out night.
Awesome! Wonderful!
by Oscar
Sun May 09, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Something different, but nice
Replies: 16
Views: 10310

We also had trams and tram ways but also "trolley buses" which ran on normal roads, in the cities like Norwich, with electric motors, and picked up their power from overhead wires. Those are still in operation in Arnhem! http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_RhlU3ikYzjg/RzBboa12EmI/AAAAAAAAAnU/_jyaY6sTOpY/s400...
by Oscar
Sun May 09, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Something different, but nice
Replies: 16
Views: 10310

Nice!! Tramlines like that were all over Holland up until the '50s, at which time most went out of service and were broken up. Some survived as museum lines, such as the Hoorn-Medemblik line or the Goes-Borssele line. Indeed, in Emiel's region there were tramlines and railway lines galore, the last ...
by Oscar
Sun May 02, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 6
Views: 8463

Ah, now we have an Oscar as well as an Oskar :P . Welcome to forum!
by Oscar
Sun May 02, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Site updated with Ford County sales brochures
Replies: 0
Views: 1860

Site updated with Ford County sales brochures

Chaps,

It's been way too long since the last site update, so on this rainy Sunday afternoon I uploaded several Ford County sales brochures that long-time member Pascal Kolk sent in recently. You can find them in the Fordson Manuals page.

Thanks very much, Pascal!

Regards,
Oscar
by Oscar
Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: A lot of forums have problems....
Replies: 21
Views: 10148

All,

I changed the subject line of this topic. Certain words attract a certain kind of attention which may lead to the exact sort of thing that we are trying to avoid.

Regards,
Oscar
by Oscar
Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Possible 7/7 Government involvement?
Replies: 2
Views: 2368

Re: Possible 7/7 Government involvement?

Since this is the miscellaneous topics forum let's go off the rails slightly and talk about politics. Ian, I'd say this topic is a bit more off the rails that just "slightly" 8) . For obvious reasons it might be a touchy subject, but by itself that's not a reason to disallow a topic such as this on...
by Oscar
Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Oscar's Christmas Engine
Replies: 1
Views: 1446

Re: Oscar's Christmas Engine

Brian wrote:Oscar's Christmas engine is a little different this year.
:yeah:

Nice to see how well that old beauty has been preserved!
by Oscar
Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Quiz 2 (Kind off).
Replies: 4
Views: 2587

I wear them all the time as well and am very fond of them. Mine are like the ones in the picture that Emiel posted, with rubber soles. They're not really slippery but as Brian said, they do collect snow underneath. For long walks, or when I have to go through snow or on unpaved ground, I wear this: ...
by Oscar
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 11017

I'm moving this one to the Miscellaneous Topics forum :). Oh, and lads, you need to bring that photo size down - gives me vertigo :D.

Cheers!
Oscar
by Oscar
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: photo trial
Replies: 3
Views: 2451

I'm moving this one to the Miscellaneous Topics forum :).

Cheers!
Oscar
by Oscar
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Photos
Replies: 3
Views: 2529

I'm moving this one to the Miscellaneous Topics forum, as it is not Dexta related. As for photos, please use the search function and you'll find your answer :).

Cheers!
Oscar
by Oscar
Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: So much for Global warming
Replies: 16
Views: 7607

Brian's post is valuable (and a good read too, as usual). I'd like to comment on his observations regarding gov't funded research. All research is funded, and obviously that implies the risk of research with a preconceived agenda. Personally, I doubt that gov't funded research is better or worse tha...
by Oscar
Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: So much for Global warming
Replies: 16
Views: 7607

Folks, A plea for caution. The problem is that science and politics get mixed up. There will be people on one side who will swear that human behaviour is causing a significant climate change and that we're all done for. There will be people on the other side who will swear that it's all nonsense and...
by Oscar
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Jesus springs
Replies: 18
Views: 8336

I've heard the older people here in my part of the US say just that, "have you got your legs under you yet?" Well I've only got about one under me as of yet, but I'm working toward full recovery. Sounds like you're at least 50% there, Mark. Glass seems to be half full, not half empty :D . Hang in t...
by Oscar
Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Jesus springs
Replies: 18
Views: 8336

Mark wrote:Well guys, I've been in the hospital for 3 days with a bad case of Pneumonia, and thought I'd check this site, but I find I'm just to tired. I'll get back on when I can.
Hang in there, Mark. Get well soon!!
by Oscar
Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Guitars
Replies: 70
Views: 32279

I'm curious as to why you were singing in English. I never even consciously thought about that. In pop and rock music, English is the way to go. There are bands that sing in Dutch, but they're not known outside of Holland (basically a pinprick on the map). I have been criticized by many Dutchmen wh...
by Oscar
Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Mercedes and Marklin
Replies: 24
Views: 17092

Mark wrote:I was showing my 7 year old grandson Oscars trains and the lay out he has on his train forum. He said, "papaw why can't we have one of those in your garage." Now what do you think I said, it seems Santa will be bringing home some trains this coming Christmas. It will be fun.
:thumbs:
by Oscar
Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Guitars
Replies: 70
Views: 32279

Oscar, your guitar playing is spectacular for a 14 year old boy. I'm impressed again! At age 14 I had just begun playing guitar! No, those recordings are 14 years old now, some of the kids who played on it were around that age as well, but I was 25 or something. I was teaching at that school, the o...
by Oscar
Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Mercedes and Marklin
Replies: 24
Views: 17092

I switched to Dutch because the discussion got rather specific and I haven't got a clue what the proper English terms are for certain Märklin-specific tidbits. It just made it a bit easier. In the past, Jos used to translate little bits into French when someone from France came on the forum whose En...