Author Topic: Toys of yesteryear  (Read 19762 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

DaveR

  • Administrator
Re: Toys of yesteryear
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2010, 08:09:03 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
My brother is 2 years older than me & one christmas we got bikes, I can't have been that old because mine was only a 24 inch wheel but it was a brand new one...his 26 inch boys bike was second hand....ha!!
then a couple of years later he got his own back & got a drop handlebar bike with dinamo lights (the ones that went out when you stopped pedalling) I was jealous for years & knicked off with it whenever I could much to his annoyance.

Now as an avid mountain biker riding all over the country off road I wouldn't touch a drop handlebar (road bike) with skinny tyres at all.

Oh & he has just turned 50 years old and doesn't know I've STILL got his favourite teddy (that he got for his 4th birthday when he had his tonsils out ) in my cupboard upstairs....................
Welcome to the forum, Scott.  ;)

Ian

  • Administrator
Re: Toys of yesteryear
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2010, 08:59:21 AM »
Welcome aboard :-))
“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”   ― Michel de Montaigne

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.

Barbiroli

  • Ad Free Member
  • *
Re: Toys of yesteryear
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2010, 03:27:04 PM »
I`m sorry about my comment Scott it was meant as a joke  ))*Welcome to the forum.

Merddin Emrys

  • Ad Free Member
  • *
Re: Toys of yesteryear
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2010, 08:32:39 PM »
We had our Star yacht delivered today so we took it to the West Shore to sail it, must be around 40 years since I sailed a boat there and it was a Star yacht exactly like this one (my thanks to this forum for reminding me of this :) ) D) D) $wales

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
A pigeon is for life not just Christmas

Fester

  • Ad Free Member
  • *
  • El Baldito
Re: Toys of yesteryear
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2010, 10:29:18 PM »
Looks like your Yacht sunk?

Did you have a string attached?

Fester...
- Semper in Excretum, Sole Profundum Variat -

Merddin Emrys

  • Ad Free Member
  • *
Re: Toys of yesteryear
« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2010, 10:34:09 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Looks like your Yacht sunk?

Did you have a string attached?



No it did'nt sink (solid wooden hull) it was a strong wind though :laugh: no string, just Helen with a pole with a hook on the end and if that did'nt work a pair of wellys in tne boot L0L   The boat sailed very well, but they are not cheap on Ebay, everyone seems to want one  D)
A pigeon is for life not just Christmas

Fester

  • Ad Free Member
  • *
  • El Baldito
Re: Toys of yesteryear
« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2010, 10:58:45 PM »
Well done then, to you and H.  &well&

I was wondering though, using the detailed skills which you have ... couldn't you MAKE such boats yourself?  and if they are so sought after, maybe you could sell them too?      ££$   ?{}?

Fester...
- Semper in Excretum, Sole Profundum Variat -



Merddin Emrys

  • Ad Free Member
  • *
Re: Toys of yesteryear
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2010, 11:16:22 PM »
they want the original ones ,to relive their youth,

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

you can get cheaper ones, I might have a go making one sometime (after I've built the garden railway  D) )
A pigeon is for life not just Christmas

Ian

  • Administrator
Re: Toys of yesteryear
« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2010, 07:36:12 AM »
Looks wonderful :-))
“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”   ― Michel de Montaigne

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.

Nemesis

  • Ad Free Member
  • *
Re: Toys of yesteryear
« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2010, 08:44:16 AM »
Great-- you took me back to the days my poor long suffering Dad stood at the side of the pond with myself at the other, sailing just such a boat !
Hope I spot you there sometime :)
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know.

Yorkie

  • Guest
Re: Toys of yesteryear
« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2010, 10:26:44 PM »
One of my favourite toys, if one can actually call it a toy (more a plaything) was Plasticine.

I had a rather warped mind and a great interest in Black Magic so I used to make representations of people I didn't like and then stick pins in hoping that the Voodoo spirits would take effect and give them a pane in that particular place.  Never in nasty places, just things like fingers, arm, feet, legs and that sort of thing.   WWW

I still do it nowadays but have no idea if it works, has anyone on the Forum felt any twinges lately???   L0L L0L
« Last Edit: October 08, 2010, 10:36:39 AM by Yorkie »

Nemesis

  • Ad Free Member
  • *
Re: Toys of yesteryear
« Reply #40 on: October 08, 2010, 08:57:37 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Only when I laugh ! ;D----- Joke
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know.

Scott

  • Member
Re: Toys of yesteryear
« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2010, 10:16:41 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
I`m sorry about my comment Scott it was meant as a joke  ))*Welcome to the forum.

No offence taken...other than I just thought I should put you straight that I am an evil little sister not brother  L0L

Fester

  • Ad Free Member
  • *
  • El Baldito
Re: Toys of yesteryear
« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2010, 11:37:58 PM »
So Scotty is a girl,  Nemesis is a girl ....   and Barbiroli, (as in Sir John Barbiroli) is a girl ......what a strange cyber world we live in. :paranoid:



Fester...
- Semper in Excretum, Sole Profundum Variat -

Yorkie

  • Guest
Re: Toys of yesteryear
« Reply #43 on: October 11, 2010, 08:23:07 AM »
And Yorkie is a bar of chocolate!!!    _))*