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cymaz01/03/2018 15:16:48
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You must be jokingteeth 2

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Keith Sharples01/03/2018 15:23:29
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Here in South Wales, if it would stop snowing and the wind died down, I would put the skis on the Tundra and fly!yes

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Colin Carpenter01/03/2018 15:24:10
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crying crook . Next week ? Colin

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator01/03/2018 15:47:16
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I love your sense of humour!
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Peter Christy01/03/2018 16:58:01
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We're on the edge of the "Red Warning" area down here in Devon, but still snowed in!

That's us, on the extreme left of frame! I saw the farmer's son's Subaru get up and down the hill a couple of hours ago, but nothing since! All the main roads are blocked. The council say they will send the gritters out at 3pm TOMORROW! What do we pay these cretins for?

Still, a chance to get some building done!

Wings and tail feathers already complete:

Ah, well, back to see if the glue is dry yet......

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ken anderson.01/03/2018 17:12:43
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up here in the sticks,the A1 is closed between Alnwick and Berwick. The east coast line is done for and the buses are getting nobbled...there was me thinking it was 2018...........oh and I've lost count how many road traffic accidents are been reported......

 

ken Anderson...ne..1...sticks dept.

 

PS....don't eat the yellow snow...... kulou ........ deadly stuff.

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cymaz01/03/2018 17:21:20
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Just had this fool/ idiot/ twit park up 5 mins  ago....why on a slippery hill for goodness sakeangry

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David Ovenden01/03/2018 17:30:47
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Posted by Keith Sharples on 01/03/2018 15:23:29:

Here in South Wales, if it would stop snowing and the wind died down, I would put the skis on the Tundra and fly!

yes

I took my ski-equipped Tundra out yesterday and flew it as the snow tipped down. Tx was safely inside a clear plastic cover. See video **LINK**

Ace01/03/2018 17:46:41
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Stopped snowing in Yorkshire but wind is now drifting the powder - oh and thank goodness for heated front screens thumbs updrifting.jpg

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Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator01/03/2018 18:13:38
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Yes, I must be honest I didn't take much notice of the fact that my car had a heated front screen - dismissing it as a bit of a gimick to be honest - but it been invaluable the last few days!

Regarding "idiots doing daft things in the snow" I think part of the problem is newer drivers who just haven't experienced these sort of conditions before. I've watched some of them brake or accelerate hard-ish for the conditions and look genuinely mystified as to why the car is sliding sideways!! They have this touching faith in technology!

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Bucksboy01/03/2018 18:46:49
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I think experience has a lot to do with it. I'm working in Eastern Ukraine at the moment, we had 3" of snow today alone. This is on top of the existing stuff that has turned to solid ice over the Winter. There are no gritters, snow ploughs or anything, they don't salt the roads, nothing. The agencies that would do these have totally collapsed. It falls to -20C overnight and struggles to get to -10C during the day. And yet, cars, buses and lorries continue to slip and slide but generally reach their location. Admittedly some can afford studded tyres but most cars are doing well to have visible tread on them, never mind studs. Most cars here would be scrapped by British standards. But everyone carries on here fairly much as normal, I can only assume that it's because they get a lot of practice each and every year.

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RC Plane Flyer01/03/2018 18:57:04
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Hi Tom It must be us modelers thoughts. I made the same comment to my wife earlier today as I was gluing a ply fusalage together.

Kevin Fairgrieve01/03/2018 18:59:05
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I went Tuesday. Grand day it was to.

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Hope it lasts till Sunday.thumbs up

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simon barr01/03/2018 19:05:36
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I hope it stays till August, Kev.... I'll bring a model with skis... Never flown off snow before!

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John Tee01/03/2018 19:19:47
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I see in the travel news you had snow today Simon near Corbiere. Should be some up on your field.

John

simon barr01/03/2018 19:21:50
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Yeah, but we also have force 8 gales....!

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cymaz01/03/2018 19:26:29
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Well so far, snow , force 9 wind, freezing rain tonight...and for good measure there is a flood warning on the southern Cornwall/ Devon coast!

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