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Post# 995648   5/30/2018 at 14:36 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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Last weekend had a gang of us attending Als home to see the fruits of his labours with the addition of a super duper new extension to his home, making a divine new galley kitchen fit for a chef (or 2 lol)
and an equally matching dining space, of course what does one do with the existing kitchen.....Well Lets Take A Look !!

The first link is to the original washroom being created.

This pic is where we usually end all end up on the patio and is the side of the house that has basically had an L shaped wrap around extension built onto it.



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Post# 995649 , Reply# 1   5/30/2018 at 14:40 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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We finished last Halloweeens official gathering by packing stuff away as the new build was to contine weather permitting over the next 4 months into the new year, Al had worked out all specifications, plans drawn and builders, plumbers sparkys vetted and recruited ready for action...And the first day saw the team digging up the grounds of hallowed turf to relay a new drainage system.

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Post# 995651 , Reply# 2   5/30/2018 at 14:43 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Deep trenches, underpinning and new drains installed, separate rainwater and waste water provision.

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Post# 995652 , Reply# 3   5/30/2018 at 14:44 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Looking from the front down the side of the house...

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Post# 995654 , Reply# 4   5/30/2018 at 14:49 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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With the drains done, now for the first footings, a concrete core base and the walls can now start to be build. Al is going to do a full picture video later of the staged build !!

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Post# 995655 , Reply# 5   5/30/2018 at 14:50 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Concrete slab poured and first round of brickwork.

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Post# 995656 , Reply# 6   5/30/2018 at 14:53 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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First courses of brickwork, insulation added over the concrete poured floor and good to go !! The sticky up drainpipe is the services carrier to the central kitchen island,
well with all those ovens to use and dishwashers etc...


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Post# 995657 , Reply# 7   5/30/2018 at 14:55 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Dining room window view, the new side wall and front of house door entrance.

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Post# 995658 , Reply# 8   5/30/2018 at 15:01 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And some weeks later we have a roof, all safely secured and ready for stage 2...

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Post# 995659 , Reply# 9   5/30/2018 at 15:04 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Last job before the builders leave is to crack open the old pat and lay down a new drive...

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Post# 995661 , Reply# 10   5/30/2018 at 15:14 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Here we see the front ont the new extension showing kitchen entrance on LHS doors and the new V2 washerroom on the right hand side.

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Post# 995663 , Reply# 11   5/30/2018 at 15:18 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The next phase saw the electrics , plumbing and painting completed ready for furniture. Heres the new kitchen diner side..

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Post# 995664 , Reply# 12   5/30/2018 at 15:23 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And new appliance display room side, which was the old kitchen diner. Once all that was done new dura flooring was fitted and sealed up the walls along with floor drains to provide quick clean away from any leaks and spills.

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Post# 995665 , Reply# 13   5/30/2018 at 15:28 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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A last big shout out goes to this little fella who sucked up more dust dirt n debris throughout the whole build - All On 3 heap Fitrete bags !!

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Post# 995667 , Reply# 14   5/30/2018 at 15:34 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Which led us to this weekend where we gathered to start moving appliances about into their new home and to see the new build. It was envisaged that this could be a big reveal weekend, fully finished, but with all things building , weather permitting and snags it was a work in progress weekend, The power , water and services where only switched on a few hrs before we arrived. We had a special club member fly in to cut the ribbon officially, but am sure hew will be back for the next big date - Fully Finished !!

It literally was all hands to decks as we unpacked the kitchen and dining room...


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Post# 995670 , Reply# 15   5/30/2018 at 15:36 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And cleared the washroom and moved across the appliances into their new home..

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Post# 995671 , Reply# 16   5/30/2018 at 15:40 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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So after welcoming guests on Friday night it was time for a well earned drink , dinner and welcome more guests on Saturday morning...Jon (LavamatJon) , Steve (SESteve), Richard, (Ricky5050) and Mathew (Keymatic3203) moi behind the lens and Alistair cooking up dinner..

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Post# 995673 , Reply# 17   5/30/2018 at 15:45 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Saturday morning saw our "Overseas" Guests arrive and the rest of the appliance gang..Welcome John L (Combo52) and Ken, to the madhouse !!

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Post# 995675 , Reply# 18   5/30/2018 at 15:50 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And after breakfast , into the washroom to clear and prepare the space for the "Wall Of Hoover Keymatics" which represents a World First as even official Hoover don't have all the styles on display.

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Post# 995676 , Reply# 19   5/30/2018 at 16:03 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The wall of Hoover Keymatics, building nicely, checking plumbing, wiring in plugs and

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Post# 995677 , Reply# 20   5/30/2018 at 16:10 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Line of Hotpoint toploaders now with hot and cold fill straight off the new combi boiler.

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Post# 995678 , Reply# 21   5/30/2018 at 16:15 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The new floor needed a good clean, so out comes the dream team and the Flash sqirty Liquid cleaner and the last incarnation of Hoover floor polishers,
Mikey (Mikematic), Richard (Ricky5050) and Steve (SESteve)


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Post# 995679 , Reply# 22   5/30/2018 at 16:19 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Wall of Hotpoint toploaders fitting into place, a few had suffered from not being used so each one was tested and new parts such as blocked pumps, new pipes etc..

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Post# 995680 , Reply# 23   5/30/2018 at 16:26 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Heres the Toploader gang...carry in, check up, move into place. Then switch on test - with steamy hot water !!

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Post# 995682 , Reply# 24   5/30/2018 at 16:35 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Center wall of Great British Classics rather than line of brand..So from left to right Bendix 7147 set, Hoover A3060 Set, Hotpoint Purple Liberator set and a Servis Quartz set.

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Post# 995683 , Reply# 25   5/30/2018 at 16:39 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile all the gang were busy moving and I had a thought to make a window display with all the Hotpoint Spiraclean FilterFlow agitators, so I went outside after arranging them to take a pic....

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Post# 995685 , Reply# 26   5/30/2018 at 16:41 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And Then This Happened !! I mean REALLY, "whatever will the neighbours think ha ha...

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Post# 995686 , Reply# 27   5/30/2018 at 16:43 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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New pump for the Hotpoint last of the "New Generation" series...

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Post# 995688 , Reply# 28   5/30/2018 at 16:47 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Working great, now to wheel it into the line up, they are great with the hot water combi boiler fill, its just above them so supply runs directly into them now..

Soapcake anyone !!


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Post# 995690 , Reply# 29   5/30/2018 at 16:48 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Just brilliant,

Excellent!

Post# 995692 , Reply# 30   5/30/2018 at 16:56 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Now with all that hot soapy water and machoine testing we realise there was a plumbing issue and the floor drains were not clearing quick enouch, mops at the ready...so out come the technical drawings, grids and pipework found, tops whipped off and plunge to find concrete and builders rubble that had slipped down, so hands in and rods down and flushing with test water . flowing a treat in no time !!

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Post# 995693 , Reply# 31   5/30/2018 at 17:02 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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After all that hard work its time for dinner and a toast for all the hard work and visiting guests..

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Post# 995694 , Reply# 32   5/30/2018 at 17:06 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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A new day and here they are smouldering as ever even after a fun night of drinks n merriment, and little sleep !!

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Post# 995695 , Reply# 33   5/30/2018 at 17:07 by Mayfan69 (Brisbane Queensland Australia)        
Looking great!

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Looking great there Mike!

 

John L told me he was there. I hope to start work on my laundry shed soon. Got the electrician ready to go and plumber after him.

 

Cheers

Leon


Post# 995696 , Reply# 34   5/30/2018 at 17:08 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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At least the guests where spared mops n buckets although John as ever got stuck in with the Hotpoint repairs and to see the differences with the British models.

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Post# 995698 , Reply# 35   5/30/2018 at 17:11 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The 1nd model of Hotpoint toploader , the 1502 from 1964 had many isues including hole in the outer drum so off the team went out comes inner bowl and outer drum..

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Post# 995699 , Reply# 36   5/30/2018 at 17:14 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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So whats needed is Mikeys steam cleaner to soften those flakes of limescale n rust before wire brushing..

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Post# 995700 , Reply# 37   5/30/2018 at 17:17 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Steve steaming away ..

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Post# 995701 , Reply# 38   5/30/2018 at 17:20 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile around the front its such a lovely May Day that Mathew has brought the first Qualcast Concorde electric lightweight mower from the 1960`s to try out after a full strip down and tune up !!

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Post# 995702 , Reply# 39   5/30/2018 at 17:26 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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As we didn't know if this would work at all we used chemical metal, a 2 part mix clay paste with hardener on the holes, waited an hour to dry and painted with hammerite over rust black paint, In the blazing sun it was dry in hours..

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Post# 995703 , Reply# 40   5/30/2018 at 17:30 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Now for re-assembly..Heater cleaned, pump resealed and attached and outer tub placed onto tripod and clamped.

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With the outer tub in and clamped it was time to clean the shim and grease the spin bearings and fit..

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Post# 995705 , Reply# 42   5/30/2018 at 17:39 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Inner tub cleaned, prepped and greased ready for fitting..

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Post# 995706 , Reply# 43   5/30/2018 at 17:43 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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With the inner bowl clamped and tightened on it was time to fit the spring and outer rubber cap bellows.

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Post# 995707 , Reply# 44   5/30/2018 at 17:50 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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now for a re-assemble and water test..Wow, after a quick repair and rebuild this washer purred, the quietest of them all, we had a little drip from the bellows and pump, so next time it will get the full restore, tub sanded and smoothed painted coat for long wearing, new pump, bellows and an outer cabinet respray. Big Thanks to Steve who provided the masterclass and all who helped.!!

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Post# 995708 , Reply# 45   5/30/2018 at 17:54 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile the Vactric wringer washer , which was made here under license from Apex (with Spiral Dasher and fiberglass tub) was being repaired by Mathew and Darren..a new pump and gasket cut from a vinyl sheet, outer hose and extended cable.

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Post# 995710 , Reply# 46   5/30/2018 at 17:57 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And a water test wash and wring proved all working fine !!

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Post# 995713 , Reply# 47   5/30/2018 at 18:07 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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After a quick change the mechanic became the chef for tonights dinner, now some may remember we had a visit to Richards In Durham, Beamish weekend, and while there Richards mum cooked the sunday roast meats for us to have sunday dinner, Richard asked me to help him pull the dinner together and serve. The good thing with this group is we can all muck in, So Al Said on planning for this weekend "You did such a good job of pulling it together that I`m not even going to bother" , will you and Mathew do sunday dinner - Of Course.


I rings Mathew to discuss, so Mathew asks, so we are working with all new kitchen , equipment and ovens, YES, and have you used the ovens yet, NO, not been used per, "Oh, No Pressure Then" ha ha ha ...


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The roasts of Beef, Turkey and Pork are in the Miele ovens..

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Post# 995716 , Reply# 49   5/30/2018 at 18:14 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Roast potatoes Par Boiled

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Post# 995717 , Reply# 50   5/30/2018 at 18:15 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Potato water saved for the GRAVY....

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The Petit Pois are soaking and the sage and onion stuffing is resting.

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While the gang in the wesher room have their pre dinner gin and tonic frozen popsicles and drinks..

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Post# 995720 , Reply# 53   5/30/2018 at 18:22 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile over the other side o`th wall the chefs are doing that mad last minute "Bring It All Together" routine dance.

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Post# 995722 , Reply# 54   5/30/2018 at 18:24 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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While turning out the biggest Yorkshire puds...

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Post# 995723 , Reply# 55   5/30/2018 at 18:26 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And having a well earned drink..

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Post# 995725 , Reply# 56   5/30/2018 at 18:29 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Plates have been warming in the vintage 1960`s Pifco plate warmer - and are Ready, Come And get It, Dinner is Served !!

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Post# 995727 , Reply# 57   5/30/2018 at 18:35 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Fill Those Plates Boys !! On tonights menu we have Roast Beef, Turkey and Pork with sage & onion stuffing. Roast Potatoes, Carrot & Swede Crush, Roast Honey glazed Parsnips, Petit Pois and Green Beans, with Turkey and Beef Gravies.

Oops how could I forget the Yorkshires....and nearly peas lol.


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Post# 995728 , Reply# 58   5/30/2018 at 18:43 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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After the hearty meal it was more drinks, merriment and disco, although we wont be showing any ensuing pics of that mayhem...

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Post# 995729 , Reply# 59   5/30/2018 at 18:49 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And Good Morning on another sunny Bank Holiday (Workers Public Holiday) The wall of Miele is getting a good clean and checking.

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A demonstration of Dri-Pak 2 in 1 washing machine cleaner and de-scaler by Richard & Mikey.

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Post# 995732 , Reply# 61   5/30/2018 at 18:56 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Thw wall of Electra branded washing machines is fitted and under test, Electra is the brandname of what was our National Energy Provider, they had shops in Every town where you went to pay bills and purchase electrical goods, The big names we have here are washers made by Creda, Hoover and Philips.

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Around the corner Steve and Mathew are problem solving the Bendix 7147, which appears to need a new door interlock, cue boxes of parts, !Its okay, we have 3 new to you, to me, to you spares!..

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Meanwhile the TOL fully integrated, " Knock Twice and it Opens" dishwasher is being put through its paces complete with interior lights, Powder is Claro from Austria we have found it to give great results along with being Eco friendly. Mikey had brought along samples for all to try out and test at home.

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Post# 995736 , Reply# 64   5/30/2018 at 19:11 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile round the corner...

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Post# 995737 , Reply# 65   5/30/2018 at 19:16 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
A New Vintage Washroom....Version 2 Upgrade !!

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Jon & Mikey are remembering the sounds of the Hotpoint Microtronic 2000 from childhood...This was seen by Mathew while on his dinner break on the back of a local scrap van, so he went door knocking till he found the owner, The things we do to aquire these appliances !!

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Post# 995738 , Reply# 66   5/30/2018 at 19:20 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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John was quite taken by it, caught him sneaking a quick peek now and then, its quite simple in the fascia layout for a computer controlled machine, I love the large orange detailed options selection buttons.

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Post# 995739 , Reply# 67   5/30/2018 at 19:23 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The other Mieles are getting a beauty bath with Citric Acid as a maintenance wash and cleaner, removes all crud and limescale.

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Post# 995740 , Reply# 68   5/30/2018 at 19:24 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And all that remains for us to do is have a big clean up...

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Post# 995741 , Reply# 69   5/30/2018 at 19:27 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And in the kitchen..

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Post# 995742 , Reply# 70   5/30/2018 at 19:32 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And leave you with the finished results...

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Post# 995743 , Reply# 71   5/30/2018 at 19:44 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The next few months will see us detailing the rooms and appliances, we look forward to the grand opening August bank Holiday weekend, would be great John if you are back for the "Official Ribbon Cutting"..

A huge "Thanks" To Alistair who has taken a dream and made it happen, his home is magnificent and is a treat to stay and work in with his generosity and hospitality..

A big shout out and Thanks for "Team Oovah" who have helped bring this dream project to fruition, the time and effort has been magnificent, its a great hobby we have and friendships second to non.
AND - Theres More To Come,


And so its Goodnight from me...

Cheers, Mike


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Post# 995776 , Reply# 72   5/31/2018 at 02:38 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Hi Mike (Vacerator) glad you enjoyed the pics, always hard work but much fun when all working together with the hobby !!


Post# 995777 , Reply# 73   5/31/2018 at 02:46 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Evening Leon, thanks, all looking great, yes John was updating us on your work and his visit, Looking forward to seeing it when done, and maybe even a visit !!

Post# 995779 , Reply# 74   5/31/2018 at 03:08 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Oh goodness, so much to comment on. I will say now that the washroom and the kitchen are beautiful, such an achievement! Nice dining area too, great for hosting such events. I've enjoyed the pictures immensely! Enjoy this in full health Alistair and thanks Mike for sharing the pictures!

Post# 995828 , Reply# 75   5/31/2018 at 16:47 by sesteve (London, UK)        

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Oh if only time could go slower during these meet ups. The new space that Al has created is brilliant and shows the fabulous collection of machines beautifully.

Its been great to help move things into place and have time to play and fix things too.i think Al is not going to be too popular with the recycling collectors though given the a,ount of bottles we got through!

A lovely long weekend with old friends and new and looking forward to many more.

S :)


Post# 995862 , Reply# 76   6/1/2018 at 02:02 by keymatic (Surrey.U.K)        

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WOW....
Al, it looks fantastic what a wonderful space you have created, wall-2-wall washers.

Do you have any space left for the Twin Tub's / Singles Tub's & Spinners...?

Be great to see it in the flesh some day

Cheers
Keith


Post# 995883 , Reply# 77   6/1/2018 at 06:24 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
The UKs Best Hospitality and Washer Collection

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WOW Al all your planning and work have really come together, a huge Thank You to you and Mike for letting us share in the big unveiling of your new home and collection space.

 

Ken and I really had a great weekend meeting all the other guys and seeing everyone working on getting the vintage laundry area together and watching all the food preparation etc that made this such a good time.

 

A few pictures of the event.


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Post# 995884 , Reply# 78   6/1/2018 at 06:36 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Gotta love these International Wash-Ins!  LOL

 

What a beautiful display - congratulations on a job well done!!


Post# 995885 , Reply# 79   6/1/2018 at 06:41 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
A few pictures of a UK Hotpoint TL Washer

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This is a late 60s model being torn apart to repair an outer tub leak.

 

It is a fascinating machine, it is basically a smaller version of an American GE FF style washer that has a built-in 240 volt heater and spins much faster. You can see many similar design ideas with the US models and yet nothing is interchangeable.


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Post# 995887 , Reply# 80   6/1/2018 at 07:40 by Mattywashboy (Perth, Western Australia)        

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All I can say is wow guys! I remember when I visited Al a couple of summers ago he was just getting the plans mapped out and organised. Seems like yesterday, How time flies!

Looks fantastic and well done all for getting hands on!

Best wishes to everyone :-)


Post# 995888 , Reply# 81   6/1/2018 at 08:10 by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        

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Everything looks superb !!

Well done all those involved :)


Post# 995901 , Reply# 82   6/1/2018 at 10:43 by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
Oh Mike

What a great weekend and Al, what a wonderful space to spend time with the best of friends, what fun and friendship there is to come. These gatherings are always backed up by such generosity and hard work before the event, thanks to you all, as all of us I'm sure if only we lived nearer to each other, what could be achieved? As Mike said, from the first `wash ins' we've all helped where we can, so I was pleased to be asked to help cook the meal on Sunday, the whites were intended as just a bit of fun that I thought would also offer up some stubborn stains to wash out. Another great selection of photos as always and lovely to relive these memories of this weekend and other times through previous threads.

Mathew


Post# 995904 , Reply# 83   6/1/2018 at 11:00 by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
I also

thought that was a great photo of Darren and Steve 5/7 post 31. Steve and Mike, thanks for hotpoint toploader photos, seeing how easily they come apart is a real lesson for me, as I had not collected any of these, I've never really worked on much more than the pump, mind I'm still happy to leave these to you Steve.

Thanks

Mathew


Post# 995905 , Reply# 84   6/1/2018 at 11:06 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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breathtaking.....

looks like a fantastic time was had by all.....

thanks for sharing....


Post# 995928 , Reply# 85   6/1/2018 at 16:08 by triumphdolomite (Staffs(UK))        
A Big Thank You

For another great weekend of good company and excellent food. The design and layout of the new facilities and the new kitchen/diner are stunning. Looking forward to the new time.
Ian
ps Glad to see my favourite top loader up and running, I couldn't believe how quickly Steve had it stripped down and then back together.


Post# 995962 , Reply# 86   6/2/2018 at 00:03 by aussie-plugs (Melbourne, Australia)        
Wow!

What an absolute delight! Thanks so much for sharing such beautiful stories and pictures

Post# 996264 , Reply# 87   6/5/2018 at 08:28 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
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I can hardly believe that a week has gone by since I was saying "so long" to the last of my friends leaving after the weekend. Thanks to everyone who attended and put so much work in getting the additional space set up and the machines in place.

And just in case anybody wondered, the original washer room is still there - awaiting some repainting and more machines, hopefully with a larger variety of appliances - hopefully it will be ready in a couple of months or so.

Great to see John (combo52) again and also to meet Ken, it is so enjoyable to be able to share our knowledge of different machines from our respective countries.

And thanks also to everyone for another wonderful weekend - its the machines that brought us together, it is the fun, laughter and friendship that keeps us there.

Al


Post# 996272 , Reply# 88   6/5/2018 at 09:49 by wft2800 (Leatherhead, Surrey)        

Can I ask what the older Miele pair are, and what the dryer sitting atop the newer Miele is?

Just goes to show, an outwardly unpromising house can still be made into something special with a bit of inspiration.


Post# 996413 , Reply# 89   6/6/2018 at 18:13 by optima (Cumbria England)        
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Brilliant pics Mike.

I could easily watch those classic Creda made Washers in action forever.


Post# 996459 , Reply# 90   6/7/2018 at 11:26 by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
Another Masterpiece!

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That kitchen island is the coolest, longest, most enviable one I've ever seen. ALL the rooms are so long--I love it. With so much wonderful equipment, Al, you could open a hotel. Would die to see the Spiral Dasher in action, you Big Teaser you, Mikey! Acknowledgement and gratitude for the long hard labour of love & fun you guys share with the whole world here. It is amazing!




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