Archive for August, 2008

Murder Incorporated

Posted in Deltic, Humour, life, rail, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2008 by norvenmunky

Yup the faaashist pigs maan theyre at it agayne. Yup the potential of a private individual with his own Deltic ‘toy train’ D9016 55016 or Gordon Highlander, and its sale (or not), has generated more foam than a banana in the sump of a 1978 Beige Allegro.
Mr Sheepskin ‘They all do that guv, Allegro’s like’,
What? Foam like fuck when you throw a banana in the engine?
Mr Sheepskin, Yeh! …

Well its all about money in the end. The unconfirmed situation so far, because none of the foamers has got off their bums on any of the forums, and got a definitive answer on what the status is.
A bloke owns a toy train.
He may or may not have sold it to another bloke who owns a scrap yard, amongst other businesses. Murder Inc.
And that’s about it really. A real frail grasp on the big picture. Business as usual.

This means they have to contact the owner of the loco, or last known owner to establish who owns it and is it for sale. If anyone cared enough that would have been done and a known status would be the result. Then if its for sale someone who cared enough, and had some credibility, could raise the finance or dip into the wad of cash under the bed, (presumably from the sale to Spillers for cat food tins, of the least photographed member of the class, 55023 Shergar), and buy it.

It matters not if they can offer the lavatory seat from 55023 for the driver to sit, (yes sit) on, cash talks. It only talks if the owner wants to sell however, and with such an item, it’s the dealer/owner that sets the price they want, not an arbitrary figure snatched out of someone’s Ian Allan ABC of scrap metal prices, 1984 edition. It’ll be a commercial number too, so that’ll have noughts after it. So when someone asks ‘Is it bigger than a dog?’ you’ll be able to answer hand on heart ‘Yes!’.

So your options/starters for 10 are
A/ Do something
B/ Do Something
C/ DO SOMETHING

There is of course a way to make money and thats with a publicity drive, a quick interweb search for Deltics provided this image of a bevvy of ‘swamp donkeys’. Using it I’m sure foaming snake milkers would provide buckets full of ‘donations’.

Les âne du marécage

Les âne du marécage

Still if sitting on your bum, doing cock all, is what it’s about for you, you can take heart from Westlife, can’t lose what you never had …

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