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KleineDicke




PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:29 pm

mikeyh wrote:
Bill i've never even heard of them!! Very Happy

Mikey

Mikey:
The Hindustan Ambassador began life as a Morris Oxford. Built under license in the Hindustan Motors factory on Calcutta from 1958 until just recently it was a jewel of 1950's engineering. They actually imported some to the UK in 1993, but sales were very disappointing (go figure). I had the pleasure of repairing one when it broke down outside of Madras one a very dark night in 1990. Pretty simple under the bonnet- there were only 6 fuses as I recall. Me and my Irish compadre got it running again.

The Kijang is an SUV sort of vehicle built in Indonesia. it marries a locally produced body (looks kind of like an Isuzu Trooper) with a Toyota pick-up truck chassis. They (and similar other vehicles) are quite popular since they are relatively cheap (taxed as a truck, not a car) and no doubt reliable due to the Toyota runing gear. But they ride like a truck with very little suspension compliance.

Bill
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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:37 pm

All that grass Carl, you gonna need a ride on mower too so keep some money for that put by,o f course with your official birthday coming up it would be an ideal prezzie to wish for. I am sure I have seen a Landy towing a gang of mowers too.

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:25 pm

You're actually quite right there Patrick. Grasscutting is going to be a major feature of my life and a ride-on tractor/mower will be essential.

Who makes mower/PTO attachments for Landrovers...? Laughing
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:59 pm

Think John Deere


Or you could just get a few goats and go into the Chevre business.

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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:16 pm

That was taken on the Baie de la Somme on the dual gauge.....



Goats smell too much, especially the wild ones in Corsica.

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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:47 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:
That was taken on the Baie de la Somme on the dual gauge.....

Actually, it was "borrowed" from their website. They have painted it since I was there.

Carl Hibbs wrote:


Goats smell too much, especially the wild ones in Corsica.

So does their cheese.

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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:52 pm

Just the jobbie - I knew I had seen one.


pic belongs to greensladesgroundmaintenance.co.uk

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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:15 pm

Forget Land Rovers, Ride on Mowers, John Deere, Qualcast, Hayter, Flymo and the like!

Welcome to the biological, earth friendly, nil cost, self sustaining alternative that will also allow you to grow lovely roses and your own vegetables and provide transport when the oil runs out ............................



Oh! and they make nice pets and your daughter will love them too cheers

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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:33 pm

I'm not sure I can top a pair of mules, but try this:

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PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:44 am

GWhizz wrote:

Welcome to the biological, earth friendly, nil cost, self sustaining alternative that will also allow you to grow lovely roses and your own vegetables and provide transport when the oil runs out ............................

Oh! and they make nice pets and your daughter will love them too cheers

That's why there's one on the CFR:



cheers,
Scot O.
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PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:10 am

The ultimate bird puller... Cool especially the 1 tonne fwd control... hehe. I used to go Ragamuffin's night club in Camberley.

I once picked up (almost literally) a nice girl in it but she refused to let me take her home to her door.
"Just drop me at the end of the street...I don't want people seeing me get out of an old truck!"

She also asked me to pay for the dry cleaning to get the grease stains out of her skirt which she also split trying to climb up into the cab. tongue[/quote]

Er................... My wife spent a lot of time in Ragamuffins mate!! She hails from Weybridge, in fact she had her Hen night there!! She claim's she never met a squaddie in a Land Rover though....................

Shame about the IIa I just sold, would have been perfect for you to restore!! I'd post a picture but I can't work out how?.........................
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:22 am

amazing just how far off topic a thread can go! Ragamuffins? Wonderful memories (especially the grab-a-granny nights Cool Wink )

Mikey
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:23 am

Scot O. wrote:

That's why there's one on the CFR:



cheers,
Scot O.

Come on Scot, let's give Mikey a break, we can't keep posting pictures of Corpet's on every thread Razz

Besides there's the danger of bringing this thread back towards Garden Railways Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:34 pm

You can send me the pic of 11a by e mail Paul and I will send you a picture posting guide.

My daughter is now seriously thinking about the 2 donkeys idea.....and I thank you for not posting any of those sort of 'cuddly happy house donkey' pics as it just encourages her even more. Very Happy

My preferred choice would be the Corpet Louvet with lawnmower attachment but that would mean tracks going across the grass..... Laughing
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:08 pm

Be honest Carl, you knew i would didnt ya?



mikey Laughing
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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:31 pm

I think Kim and Aggie would disapprove mikey.


Just how do you remove Donkey Saliva from the dining table ?

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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:13 pm

There's the motive unit ready to go !

Just hitch the gang mower to the donkey's harness and let them get on with it while you kick back, glass of wine and play trains!


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PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:53 pm

You horrible people.......I'm just watching all my train (and land rover...) money disappearing in Donkeys.

OK then...how much does it cost to keep 2 Donkeys and do we have enough land? 3000 sqm would be realistically left 'for them' and I don't think that's enough. I know that space would be too small for horses.
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:04 pm

Carl contrary to popular belief donkeys dont need a lot of land. they are more territorial than horses (very seldom have a gallop around their estate.)They feel more secure in a smaller area. We only have one donkey and ideally he would like a companion. I go in his paddock and play with him every day. They are so much easier to look after than horses. we had 21 Pure blood Arabians and i would exchange the lot for one donkey. brilliant characters!

Mikey
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:08 pm

sorry forgot to say Donkeys digestive system is more suited to straw rather than hay. at about 30-40 euros a round bale which will last you about 6 weeks. Sack of granule about 10 euros, last about a month (dont overfeed) Lots of TLC and you will have a friend for life. (dont forget though that they can live to 50)

Mikey
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:11 pm

mikeyh wrote:
We only have one donkey and ideally he would like a companion. I go in his paddock and play with him every day.
Mikey

Why does that not surprise me Razz ? Sounds like he already has a companion.

OK, Carl, since you didn't go for my John Deere suggestion, here's another:

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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:28 pm

Its nothing without Eddy Murphy's voice though!

Mikey
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:37 pm

This is Elzo our registered stallion donkey.
He's just serviced his first Jenny. 50 euros stud fee (I'd have done it for much less, she was a babe!!)



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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:41 pm

Carl

If you are getting serious about donkey ownership, don't rush into it!

Despite the rhetoric, there are obvious commitments to owning any livestock! Well worth PM or phoning Mikey, myself and other third party sources before making a final decision.

Like any animal they need to be provided with adequate food, water and shelter and will need their hooves trimming twice a year which costs around 30 euro's a time!

Apart from that they can be "nil cost", given adequate grass, and or hay taken from your land during the summer they do not, unlike horses, need supplemental feed!

Another consideration is longevity, they live to fifty years or more, so us older codgers need to think about their future! I'm personally hoping Sebastian. our five year old gelded stallion will pull my coffin to the funeral! Not for a while yet I hope!

Acquiring them should be FREE, for the reason just mentioned there are many beautiful donkeys looking for rehoming.

In truth they are not a perfect lawn mowing solution, as much as I wish they could roam freely over the garden delicately weeding around the railway, they do not! They need fencing in a contained area and you will need to collect their poo regularly too! But IMHO donkey poo is the best fertiser known to man (Mikey will back me on this!)

Having said all the above, I hope I haven't put you off - Donkeys are the most rewarding, loving creatures you'll ever meet and you'll never regret getting some!

As ever there's an open open invitation for you and the family to come down here and get face to face with the creatures themselves and learn more.

bon chance

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PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:53 pm

I think the last sentence is probably the best advice - to come and see for real, thanks.

It isn't going to be for a while yet (if at all...) but I know I'm going to get caught for a animal of some sort.
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PostSubject: Re: House and railway for sale   Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:26 pm

mikeyh wrote:
This is Elzo our registered stallion donkey.
He's just serviced his first Jenny. 50 euros stud fee (I'd have done it for much less, she was a babe!!)



Mikey


I nearly fell on the floor laughing, how do you get tea out of a keyboard lol!
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