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Post# 1024530   2/14/2019 at 02:01 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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Well after the winter hibernations, log fires, theatre sets, long distance travel and ginger wine its time for a meet up and to start the proverbial list of "Vintage Restorations", so what better than to combine a few birthday,
boxes of parts and loads of determination for our first meet up of 2019. Over to Als Emporium for a weekend of repairs and rejuvenation !!

Here we are around the table meeting up on Friday night. The link is to last year celebrations at Beamish. L - R Mike (MikeyMatic), Steve (SESteve) Al (Vacbear58) Danny, Jon (lavamatJon) and Richard (Rickey5050)..





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Post# 1024531 , Reply# 1   2/14/2019 at 02:07 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Next morning up bright and early to sort out what needed to be done. first off the "Wall of Miele needs completely reversing after Al had a birthday treat of his own, the latest in touch control washer & dryer by Miele - Immer Besser !!

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Post# 1024532 , Reply# 2   2/14/2019 at 02:09 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Richard works out a plan, a big tip when having to move all these heavyweights is to mop the floor and a nylon fleecy sheet, they then glide across the room, but first lets get all those connections unhooked !!

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Post# 1024533 , Reply# 3   2/14/2019 at 02:11 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Spanners at the ready...

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Post# 1024534 , Reply# 4   2/14/2019 at 02:14 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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It was like a scene from The War Room trying to work out permutations of how many minimum moves to complete the exercise !!

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Post# 1024535 , Reply# 5   2/14/2019 at 02:16 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Luckily we had lots of enthusiastic bods to help..

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Post# 1024536 , Reply# 6   2/14/2019 at 02:26 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Later on in the other room we set about fixing up the 1966 Bendix LT Washer Dryer that had finally come home, it was found 3 miles from me in a vicarage, bidded on by another member and driven up North only to be passed on to a Midlands member and then later of to a Southern guy who then passed it back to us, ha ha, its certainly clocked up the road miles...

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Post# 1024537 , Reply# 7   2/14/2019 at 02:29 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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As the main pump driven off the motor is well corroded and needing to be re-built it was determined to stick an electric pump on to water test for no other leaks...Darren (slowspin66) is in the middle of his Bendix LT restoration had lots of hints n tips...

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Post# 1024538 , Reply# 8   2/14/2019 at 02:36 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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New pump on, water hoses tightened and "Switch On" bearings okay, no cause yet to replace, new water fill hoses done already by southern guy Chris, and then...the proverbial water drip drip drip, was coing from the sump box and filter arrangement, The oblong box that holds the water strainer place under the drum was leaking from one of the 4 mounting screws. So its either drum out or get creative !!

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Post# 1024540 , Reply# 9   2/14/2019 at 02:41 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile back in the other place the Miele line up had been completely reversed and the New Miele touch control washer and heat pump dryer where being levelled, doors reversed and commissioned by Richard, Jon and Mikey !!

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Post# 1024542 , Reply# 10   2/14/2019 at 02:50 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
All lads together again eh?

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Brilliant!

You lot always manage to have such fun.


Post# 1024543 , Reply# 11   2/14/2019 at 02:51 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The new changes gave us a chance to run the 1970` Miele set that arrived last year, those portholes seem tiny compared to todays uber sized doors !!

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Post# 1024545 , Reply# 12   2/14/2019 at 02:55 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Thanks Laundress, yal have to get over someday for some Laundry Fun Britwise !!

And to see just how much water our little spinners can extract ha ha, heres our White Knight spinning at 2,800 whizzing out the water from the Miele !!


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Post# 1024546 , Reply# 13   2/14/2019 at 03:00 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Well all that activity took up the Saturday so it was for a welcome drinks and dinner !!, a cheeky glass of fizz with a splash of pink raspberry gin and hibiscus hit the spot !!

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Post# 1024547 , Reply# 14   2/14/2019 at 03:03 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Mark flew in from Barcelona to toast the birthday boys, here with Steve !!

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Post# 1024548 , Reply# 15   2/14/2019 at 03:05 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Heres Danny, Jon and Ian looking splendid against the new Wall of Vintage Pics..

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Post# 1024549 , Reply# 16   2/14/2019 at 03:08 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Darren, Mathew and Mikey resting the legs !!

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Post# 1024550 , Reply# 17   2/14/2019 at 03:13 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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A Birthday Toast for the Birthday Boys,

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Post# 1024551 , Reply# 18   2/14/2019 at 03:15 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Post# 1024552 , Reply# 19   2/14/2019 at 03:17 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Post# 1024553 , Reply# 20   2/14/2019 at 03:19 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Time for dinner, baked jacket potatoes and veggy chilli ..Yum !!

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Post# 1024554 , Reply# 21   2/14/2019 at 03:21 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Steve finds out more red wine is found !!

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Post# 1024555 , Reply# 22   2/14/2019 at 03:26 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Time for a birthday wish !! Lemon curd cake topped with toasted marshmallows and lemon drizzle icing !!

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Post# 1024556 , Reply# 23   2/14/2019 at 03:29 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Prezzy n Cards time..

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Post# 1024557 , Reply# 24   2/14/2019 at 03:33 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Happy Birthday Richard...including a bottle of his own named ginger wine !!

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Post# 1024558 , Reply# 25   2/14/2019 at 03:37 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And a Happy Birthday to Alistair, week earlier, and a group token from all of us, a "Thanks" for the hospitality he provides !!

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Post# 1024559 , Reply# 26   2/14/2019 at 03:41 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Who mentioned "Glasses" of the ophthalmic kind ha ha...

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Post# 1024560 , Reply# 27   2/14/2019 at 03:43 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Post# 1024561 , Reply# 28   2/14/2019 at 03:45 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Post# 1024562 , Reply# 29   2/14/2019 at 03:49 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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More drinks, charades, blast of Studio 54 and a great night...

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Post# 1024563 , Reply# 30   2/14/2019 at 03:51 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Nest day , lots of tea and more repairs, here we are tearing down a Hotpoint top loader of Jons to check for leaks !!

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Post# 1024564 , Reply# 31   2/14/2019 at 03:53 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Tubs out, bellows glued, water test and its spinning good...

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Post# 1024565 , Reply# 32   2/14/2019 at 03:55 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile, Mark was delighted with the vintage Miele dishwasher inserted into the wall and had many loads from last night to check out "How It Worked"..

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Post# 1024566 , Reply# 33   2/14/2019 at 03:58 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Best way to load directions and of course using "Claro" an Austrian dishwasher detergent, Eco friendly and great results !!

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Post# 1024567 , Reply# 34   2/14/2019 at 04:01 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Squeaky Clean !!

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Post# 1024568 , Reply# 35   2/14/2019 at 04:11 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Time to wash all the tablecloths and tea towels in the new British Made Ebac washing machine using the new Amazon own brand biological green box washing powder called Presto.
Will do a full report an modern thread. Powder and machine gave great results, love the door and drum jets on the Ebac.


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Post# 1024569 , Reply# 36   2/14/2019 at 04:22 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And in the repair room we get stuck into a Philips AWB082 washing machine that Richard picked up for Steve..

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Post# 1024570 , Reply# 37   2/14/2019 at 04:24 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Looks or sounds like it needs motor brushes..

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Post# 1024571 , Reply# 38   2/14/2019 at 04:33 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Yes, motor out, this motor was very different one in the day, its a brush motor but has permanent magnets instead of field coils, so reliable Philips gave it a 10 yr guarantee which was unheard of in the 1980`s.

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Post# 1024572 , Reply# 39   2/14/2019 at 04:36 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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In the other room later we also look at the inside of the 7 series miele from the 1970`s, on spin it developed a "Knocking" noise, thinking it could be a spring or suspension, it was dryer off the top and whip off the worktop....

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Post# 1024573 , Reply# 40   2/14/2019 at 04:37 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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very mechanical machine, vitreous enamel tub !!

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Post# 1024574 , Reply# 41   2/14/2019 at 04:38 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Still knocking...

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Post# 1024575 , Reply# 42   2/14/2019 at 04:40 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Springs - Check..
Suspension legs - Check
Wiring Loom - Check.


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Post# 1024576 , Reply# 43   2/14/2019 at 04:43 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Then hawkeye Richard noticed the belt had a little shred and the loop of hard belt fibre had been slapping against the base frame on fast spin....so out with the Stanley knife, trim the flap and all fine. new belt to order !!

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Post# 1024578 , Reply# 44   2/14/2019 at 04:46 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile, Jons Hotpoint top loader is back together..

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Post# 1024579 , Reply# 45   2/14/2019 at 04:50 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Time for a quick clean up before tea and testing out who does the best Freddy Mercury "I want to Break Free" rendition !!

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Post# 1024580 , Reply# 46   2/14/2019 at 04:53 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Table set ready for afternoon tea. Freshly baked cheese scones and cake along with copious amounts of teas and coffees.

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Post# 1024581 , Reply# 47   2/14/2019 at 04:55 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Happy Campers !!

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Post# 1024582 , Reply# 48   2/14/2019 at 04:59 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Until next time, A Big Thanks once again to Alistair for his hospitality and yummy food. More repairs done, more to do but all tackled with great comradery and fun !!

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Post# 1024585 , Reply# 49   2/14/2019 at 05:25 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Thanks for sharing the pictures of this wonderful event. You certainly know how to party and get stuff done together.

I love that Miele 1970's set (approx. 1975-1977). The washing machine is a bit different than the model that was sold on the European continent. The HLCC numbers are an extra and also the continental model didn't have a 50 degrees setting. It was 60 degrees (including the extra prewash) or 40 degrees.

Looking forward to your report on the Ebac.


Post# 1024589 , Reply# 50   2/14/2019 at 06:44 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
We only got the W765 and W770 on this side of pond.

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At least one member nabbed one for his collection:

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Post# 1024592 , Reply# 51   2/14/2019 at 08:06 by Marky_mark (Sitges, Barcelona)        

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Awesome thread, Mike! Fantastic weekend spent with great company. A big thank you to Al for hosting and I’m already looking forward to next time!

Post# 1024696 , Reply# 52   2/15/2019 at 13:36 by Ricky5050 (Durham Britain)        
Thanks

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Thanks everyone for their hard work ! I had a lovely weekend!

Richard x


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Post# 1024803 , Reply# 53   2/16/2019 at 11:12 by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
A wonderful record

of another fabulous weekend. Thanks to everyone for there treasured friendship and of course to all who contributed photos, especially to you Mike, for your wise editing of this thread, I think you've covered the entire weekend perfectly. Can't wait until next time.

Mathew


Post# 1024885 , Reply# 54   2/17/2019 at 08:54 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Rejoice with all my friends

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What a great weekend it was, I can hardly believe its been a week already.

Already looking forward to the next time and seeing a great bunch of friends again :)

Al

PS This old and very favourite track was heard last week :)


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Post# 1025337 , Reply# 55   2/22/2019 at 09:53 by Rolls_rapide (0)        
Good thread!

It's funny how when I check automaticwasher.org every other day or so, there generally seems to be a modicum of smallish self-contained threads. And yet, if I don't bother checking it out, threads a mile long seem to appear out of nowhere, and catch me unawares! (Thanks muchly for the reference to this thread, in the Ebac one) Lol




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