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Post# 1187381   8/12/2023 at 06:12 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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We had a visit from Matty & Eliot from Australia on their tour of the UK & Europe last week, needed their fix of vintage Brit washers. Both had been born here in Yorkshire & Scotland and emigrated with their families.

Was great to catch up with Matty again & finally meet Eliot, the time flew but they packed in a load of washing, drying and fun along the way !!

From the left , Eliot (ShakiraLover) Matty (MattyWashboy) Mikey (MikeyMatic) Jon (LavamatJon)


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Post# 1187382 , Reply# 1   8/12/2023 at 06:14 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Time to get the guest towels washed & dried, into the Asko 1300rpm H-Axis toploader for a hot wash , through the White Knight spinner at 2,800 rpm and into the Miele 70`s vented dryer for a fast dry.

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Post# 1187383 , Reply# 2   8/12/2023 at 06:19 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Of course a selection of Aussy detergents was brought over (one suitcase full Lol) and everyone had a turn using them in the brit machines of bygone times.

Here we used OMO Ultimate, ION Pods, Comfort Pure, Cold Power Liquid & Radiant Powder among others , Jon had brought supplies from Spain as well to try !!


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Post# 1187384 , Reply# 3   8/12/2023 at 06:22 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile Alistair (Vacbear58 ) is busy baking in his kitchen...fresh bread rolls and loaves for breakfast toast & sandwhiches.

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Post# 1187385 , Reply# 4   8/12/2023 at 06:24 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Not long before the washing was unpacked , into said washers and all eyes glued to the action !! Eliot trying out the 1970`s Zanussi SL218T washer from Italy , sat in front of the 1978 Indesit with a whopping 380rpm spin and spinning everything out on the Creda Debonair Spin Dryer from 1957, Mikey reading the Indesit programme guide which came in Roman Numerals and symbols - "What is Rinse & spin Again" ? Ha Ha

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Post# 1187386 , Reply# 5   8/12/2023 at 06:34 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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We were joined by Luke who was very happy to try out the lates Aussy Cold Water washing Liquids - Cold Water Washing - Its The Way To Go ? AArgghhhh.

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Post# 1187387 , Reply# 6   8/12/2023 at 06:36 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Is it me or are these youngsters getting taller Lol.

Jon , Ian & Luke & Mikey & Luke


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Post# 1187388 , Reply# 7   8/12/2023 at 06:41 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Eliot watching the new TV, The Hoover Wide Bodied Keymatic 3203 from 1966 which he had never seen , a friend of his mums actually worked on the Hoover production line so he was telling her stories and trying to find out if we had
her pass certification code on any washers .


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Post# 1187389 , Reply# 8   8/12/2023 at 06:45 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Matty & Eliot checking out the first Hoover Single tub Washing Machine from 1948, still working as it should !! 40 yrs older than them !!

Link To The Hoover SPLAT !!


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Post# 1187390 , Reply# 9   8/12/2023 at 06:47 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Mikey testing the wash temp with the new temperature gun , Eliot still watching the new TV

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Post# 1187391 , Reply# 10   8/12/2023 at 06:50 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Along for the ride is Steve (SESteve) , Mathew (Keymatic3203) Ian (TriumphDolomite) & Jon (LavamatJon) Pick your detergents guys and get washing !!

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Post# 1187392 , Reply# 11   8/12/2023 at 06:53 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile in the kitchen , Als rolls have had a 2nd rising , into the Miele fan oven and cooked ready for lunch !!

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Post# 1187393 , Reply# 12   8/12/2023 at 06:56 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Lunchtime , home made garden veg soup , crusty ham & egg rolls - Yum , Thanks Al, the breads are delicious !!

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Post# 1187394 , Reply# 13   8/12/2023 at 07:01 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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After lunch the lads were given a demonstration of the English Electric 4027 front loader that was now working after a new for it door boot , its a very quiet machine, (Westinghouse 3 belt model built undre license) but there was nearly more washig to be done when the spin solenoid finally went off with the loudest rattle ha ha ...

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Post# 1187395 , Reply# 14   8/12/2023 at 07:04 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Followed by Mikey (MikeyMatic) spinning out the laundry from the English Electric in the modern White Knight direct drive spinner whizzing at 2,800rom , so quiet in action is this little spinner .

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Post# 1187396 , Reply# 15   8/12/2023 at 07:06 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Mathew (Keymatic3203) ready for the demo and pegging out courtesy of SURF - "Whose Mum Used Surf" ?

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Post# 1187397 , Reply# 16   8/12/2023 at 07:08 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Time for more TV watching on the Hoover Keymatic Isle
Matty, Mikey , Eliot & Steve chilling !!


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Post# 1187398 , Reply# 17   8/12/2023 at 07:10 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Matty giving us a demo of Radiant concentrated powder detergent in the classic Hotpoint Toploaders which they are used to in Australia !!

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Post# 1187399 , Reply# 18   8/12/2023 at 07:14 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Followed by The Lincoln WashDoctor aka Darren showing us the hidden cycles and tub clean programme on the British Ebac washing machine,

Link to the Ebac


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Post# 1187400 , Reply# 19   8/12/2023 at 07:19 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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We did manage a few repairs , here Steve is changing the grease block on the Colston 850XD washher dryer made by Riber in Itay, one of the first washer dryers we had from Italy here in the UK, did a good job, 800 spin speed ,
vented dryer, hot & cold fill, drop down mobilty trolly .



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Post# 1187401 , Reply# 20   8/12/2023 at 07:25 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Purchased by Richard , Collected by Al from central London smack in the middle of the new ULEZ zone , the owner was one elderly lady who had moved into a nursing home, it was like new inside but the outside had been protected by a
healthy coating of nicotine which always helps to preserve we find.


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Post# 1187402 , Reply# 21   8/12/2023 at 07:30 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Steve got creative , the suspension u shaped legs fit into a block on the washer base, this is filled with hard grease which over the years had crumbled , hence the machine suspension leg tapping on metal when washing & spinning, so we cut a length of flexible rubber hose ( bunsen burner) sliced it lengthways, cover the bottom metal suspension leg and fitted it into the block - Voila, jobs a good one - This gang aint half ingenious when it comes to alternative solutions !!

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Post# 1187403 , Reply# 22   8/12/2023 at 07:32 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Now Eliot can enjoy the fixed TV in peace !!

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Post# 1187404 , Reply# 23   8/12/2023 at 07:33 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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Meanwhile Ian is showing Steve the latest vintage purchase of flanelette sheets and how to wash them !!

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Post# 1187405 , Reply# 24   8/12/2023 at 07:35 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile - Jon & Ben discussing how many colours of Titan Tubs there are while watching the English Electric !!

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Post# 1187406 , Reply# 25   8/12/2023 at 07:36 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Time for Mathew to check the temperature - 48dc Spot On !!

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Post# 1187407 , Reply# 26   8/12/2023 at 07:39 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Jon Matty & Eliot have moved to the Philips Electra Spin Drain Washing Machine for another wahsload & spindrain . This washer uses athe smallest Permenant Magnet Motor but dont harve spin that drum full of water , very powerful.

See The Philips Electra Spinning


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Post# 1187408 , Reply# 27   8/12/2023 at 07:41 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The Lincoln SpinDoctor Darren gets stuck in with the Hotpoint 1509 Toploader testimg the Radiant Aussy powder - All Clean !!

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Post# 1187409 , Reply# 28   8/12/2023 at 07:41 (309 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
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Wow, looks like another great time. Thanks, Mike and Al for documenting and hosting this get together.

Nice to see some familiar faces and some new faces still thinking want to make a visit to the UK again, hopefully in the coming year.

We have found some very cool appliances over here in the past year and met some new collectors as well. Hopefully when we visit will bring along a couple of guys from the states.

John.


Post# 1187410 , Reply# 29   8/12/2023 at 07:43 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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Now to try the vintage Persil for Whiter Whites in the 1504 Hotpoint Toploader , with filterflow try & 1050rpm spin speed.

Ian, Steve, Eliot & Matty


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Post# 1187411 , Reply# 30   8/12/2023 at 07:44 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Complete with "Kibbles" sign of a good wash & filteration !!

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Post# 1187412 , Reply# 31   8/12/2023 at 07:47 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And on the dining room table before dinner Mathew explains the lates thinking on the Parnall Automatic Top Loader control panel & wiring loom .

We have 2 Parnall spinwashers , semi automatic but Al found a control panel and wiring loom , one ,otor & 2 pumps so we are going to conver a semi into a fully functional automatic Suds Saving Spin Washer . (Rather Like the Champion washer from New Zwaland on a current thread )


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Post# 1187413 , Reply# 32   8/12/2023 at 07:49 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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"Where To Start " Mathew painstakingly connected up all the wires to a battery testing sequencer to check the timer worked !!

Just Look At That Wiring Loom ..


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Post# 1187414 , Reply# 33   8/12/2023 at 07:50 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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Timer , module controls and indicator lights all working fine ..

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Post# 1187415 , Reply# 34   8/12/2023 at 07:51 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Ill be putting this up on the Champion thread to help us out cross referencing the final mystery wires - But All Great Up To Know !!

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Post# 1187416 , Reply# 35   8/12/2023 at 07:53 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile more have gatherered to watch the famous "Spin Drain " cycle.

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Post# 1187417 , Reply# 36   8/12/2023 at 07:53 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Discussion about the water temp appears to be getting hot ?

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Post# 1187418 , Reply# 37   8/12/2023 at 07:55 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And Ben sneaks a vinatge 70`s Miele into his new cruise mobile Audi Quattro giving us a demo, think hes proud of that - Oh to be young again !!

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Post# 1187419 , Reply# 38   8/12/2023 at 07:57 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Just in time for evening dinner & drinks !!

"Form A Queue" - This Way Round !!


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Post# 1187420 , Reply# 39   8/12/2023 at 07:58 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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nd for dinner tonight coutesy of Al, is one of his spicy veggy curries, brown rice, potatoes and warm bread rolls.

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Post# 1187421 , Reply# 40   8/12/2023 at 08:02 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Followed by the lightest of Chocolate Ganache gateaux, oh that was super chocolaty ,

Many Thanks Al for all your cooking & Hospitality once again !!


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Post# 1187422 , Reply# 41   8/12/2023 at 08:05 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And Thats The Aussy Visit here over and out , until next time , have a great holiday touring UK , Scotland and Spain Matty & Eliot, was great to have you here with us ,

See You Next Time !!


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Post# 1187423 , Reply# 42   8/12/2023 at 08:08 (309 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Afternoon John, always great to show new visitors and friends around , hope all grand with you and everyone, would be great to see you back again.

Likewise we have been talking about a visit to you and museum as well . Lets see what we can do, more stuff here as well for you to see Ha ha !!


Post# 1187424 , Reply# 43   8/12/2023 at 08:16 (309 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
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Such fun!

Always warms ones heart and soul to see UK lads up and at it. They always seem to be having so much fun!


Bit of "Last of the Summer Wine".... Good local friends joined by visitors always up for some fun.


Post# 1187426 , Reply# 44   8/12/2023 at 08:41 (309 days old) by Helicaldrive (St. Louis)        
Wow

An AW gathering couldn’t possibly be any better than that!

Post# 1187427 , Reply# 45   8/12/2023 at 09:12 (309 days old) by Helicaldrive (St. Louis)        
Wow

An AW gathering couldn’t possibly be any better than that!

Post# 1187428 , Reply# 46   8/12/2023 at 09:26 (309 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        
Mike,

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Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful photos of your visit with your Aussie bros Matty and Eliot. You really know how to photo chronicle an event! I especially appreciated how you identified everyone, its really nice to be able to put faces to the names of members that I’ve read about over the years as a member of AW.org.

You guys have a marvolous collection of vintage machines and laundry products. And I really appreciated seeing Alistair(Vacbear 58) in command of his kitchen. He’s a bread baker like me.

Hope you all had the best time ever, it sure looks like you did!

Eddie


Post# 1187444 , Reply# 47   8/12/2023 at 15:34 (308 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Another emmy award worthy photo play there Mikey.

I noticed Al required 3 different mixers for all that food prep. Also noticed a box of a vintage Moulinex FP, same one I have bought new prior to 1983 and still use today


Post# 1187445 , Reply# 48   8/12/2023 at 15:41 (308 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Great to see some familiar faces and some not so. Great machines, great food and great photos and videos as memory of this event.

Thanks for sharing it with us.


Post# 1187457 , Reply# 49   8/12/2023 at 20:18 (308 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Mike, thanks for chronicling the visit from the lads down under. Everyone from the UK always does such an outstanding job of hosting and phtographing their events and sharing them with everyone!!

Post# 1187462 , Reply# 50   8/13/2023 at 00:02 (308 days old) by bradfordwhite (central U.S.)        
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Hoping everyone had a great time. It looks wonderful.

Post# 1187572 , Reply# 51   8/14/2023 at 17:03 (306 days old) by Mattywashboy (Perth, Western Australia)        
Amazing time

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A huge huge Thankyou to all of you for welcoming us back to the UK so kindly :-)

Eliot hadn’t met anyone of the washer crew yet and was overwhelmed by how welcoming and kind everyone was.
We had a great time and looks forward to seeing everyone soon :-)

Huge thanks to Al for opening his home to us and providing such wonderful food!



Post# 1187824 , Reply# 52   8/17/2023 at 07:03 (304 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Morning Launderess

many thanks for kind words, it is all art of getting together and having fun, the odd swear word when repairs go aray and yes always better with company - except when repairing timers & wiring looms, then quiet head is required .

We are still all discusiing whos who from the TV gang Ha ha!!

Cheers, Mike

Ps heres a little something for you ? The Original ACDO soap powder detergent !!

LINK To ACDO Company:


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Post# 1187825 , Reply# 53   8/17/2023 at 07:05 (304 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Hello Helicaldrive

Mant Thanks , we regularly get together either big meets like this or mini meets when free just to sort stuff out & find & show the latest save. Always helps when Al like to provide a good spread !!




Post# 1187826 , Reply# 54   8/17/2023 at 07:11 (304 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Hello Eddie

Long time no see, seems like yesterday the first time we all met up but time flying ,Thanks for comments , I do like knowing the names in pics so always easier to do up front , yes another great meet up, lots to see and do but of course this is a fraction on show to what we have available LOl.And the repair list is getting bigger .

Yes I have some bread making videos from Al that I filmed just on the edit , we tested out the latest and a few vintage Kenwood Chefs.



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Post# 1187829 , Reply# 55   8/17/2023 at 07:15 (304 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Hey Pete

Hope all good with you both and new doggy ?

Many Thanks actually had a bit of a mare with this lot of pics , camera playing up and of course cos I usually take the pics no one else does , editing saved the day .

Als been using the latest & a few vintage Kenwood Chefs for baking videos I have filmed , just on the edit at the mo, now hes retired he is getting the chance to use the small appliances & his culinary skills at the same time - he love "The Joy Of Baking" website for his recipies.


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Post# 1187831 , Reply# 56   8/17/2023 at 07:19 (304 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Afternoon Louis

Hope all good with you and Thanks for the comments.

Always great to see old faces and we do like to encourage new people to meet up, share stories and hopefully share the hobby , were all getting that bit older than the 22 yrs ago we first met and its all got to land somewhere in the future !!



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Post# 1187832 , Reply# 57   8/17/2023 at 07:25 (304 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Morning Bob

Many thanks for coments, yes we do like to have a good time when we can get together and dont need much of an excuse to bring laundry, share food and have a good time with possibly a repair or 2 to keep us going just like we all did at Roberts house in 2001.

Al does like to roll out the hospitality and gives him chance to use all the mixers & ovens as well for the baking & cooking food, we deffo need the repairs for exercise after it all.

Next one is the Bank Holiday Weekend, see you then !!

PS Here is the instruction guide to the Colston Washer Dryer we fixed, useful reading !!


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Post# 1187833 , Reply# 58   8/17/2023 at 07:31 (304 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Welcomeing The Aussy Boys - Matty & Eliot to the UK

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Hello BradfordWhite

Yes thanks we all did , always good to meet up and enjoy the hobby, I see youve had many appliances and vacs over the years , thats how we all met, Al deceided if we dont build these spaces for the hobby and use them now its gonna be too late, We have loads of vacs to use & video as well, the vac room is being renovated at the moment so all in storage .


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Post# 1187834 , Reply# 59   8/17/2023 at 07:36 (304 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Welcomeing The Aussy Boys - Matty & Eliot to the UK

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Hey Matty & Eliot

Great to have you visit and look forward to catchup when back from that fabulous Spanish Holiday in Benidorm staying at the famous Hotel The Solarna (Sol Pelicanos) where the hit TV series was filmed,

Have Fun & Dont Be Doin A Madge Ha ha !!






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Post# 1187866 , Reply# 60   8/17/2023 at 17:01 (303 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Mixers

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Well spotted Pete, I too had a Moulinex Multichef which I bought circa 1983 which gave sterling service until about 1996 when it gave up the ghost as I was using it to crush some ice. The box in Reply 3 actually contains a NIB Multichef which I am planning to bring into service soon (but no ice crushing!) as I hate the Kitchenaid FP I bought in late 2014. I also have a lightly used Moulinex as a display item which can be seen in Reply 15
The white Kenwood Chef (also sold in US as DeLonghi) is my newest Chef and has been my daily driver since 2008 or so. Although still working fine (its on display but ready for use) I have replaced it with a Kenwood K-Mix which I got on sale at a good price - thats the one you see in Reply 38. Although the construction does not seem quite as robust as the Chef it is a great deal quieter and it seems to work very well.
In Reply 13 you might have spotted the lovely early 60s GE which you gave me when I visited in 2010 - it is on the shelf with a few other appliances from US or Canada.
Finally the hand mixer is Philips manufacture branded as Hoover - that's from the late 1960s.


Post# 1187870 , Reply# 61   8/17/2023 at 17:21 (303 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Bread

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Recently in the UK quite a lot of attention is being given to what is termed Ultra Processed Foods (UPF) which refers to chemicals added to cheap ingredients to make the finished product more palatable. "Healthy" or Low fat options are often culprits here and of course the UK has a huge ready meal market, which again are often UPFs - the British have long had a love affair with cheap food and UPFs have had a big influence here too, certainly before Brexit food in the UK was generally a lot cheaper than the rest of Europe.
Concerns are being raised about what these chemicals and additives or doing to our health. "Supermarket" bread is another candidate and it is quite shocking to see what is added to it. So, as part of a move to get away from UPFs, I tried baking my own bread - I have been baking for nearly 50 years but it has taken till now to try bread.

My first port of call was the ever reliable Joy Of Baking website and this was the first bread I tried - see the link below for the recipe. I now flip the quantities of white bread flour and wholemeal bread flour - the result is a bread that is really tasty and keeps well. It does require quite a lot of proving but that is not really any work at all and the results are worth it








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Post# 1187871 , Reply# 62   8/17/2023 at 17:26 (303 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
More bread

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I have also made these dinner rolls - more work but again well worth it. The recipe calls for 347g of white bread flour - I now use 100g white flour and 247g wholemeal flour - again the recipe if on the link below






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Post# 1187882 , Reply# 63   8/17/2023 at 20:43 (303 days old) by washerlover (The Big Island, Hawai’i)        

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Everything looks so delicious; the food and the awesome machines! Thank you for sharing all the pics and vids!

Post# 1188021 , Reply# 64   8/20/2023 at 02:14 (301 days old) by Hooverzodiac12 (Melbourne, Australia)        

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Omg I cant wait to have my own house. You boys are always welcome here. But love from Melbourne. It looks like fun guys. I hope you enjoy xx


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