* Posts by UNIBLOB

3 posts • joined 19 Jan 2018

Eggheads want YOU to name Jupiter's five newly found moons ‒ and yeah, not so fast with Moony McMoonface


A Rock 1

A Rock 2

A Rock 3

A Rock 4

A Rock 5

A Rock 6

Wappbappaboolla Wah Bap Banboo

(/nearest metric equivalent)

Trainee techie ran away and hid after screwing up a job, literally




As one who has been traditionally schooled proper in the noble farts of one on top of two

(aka 'The Building Trade')

I must take exception to your ponced-up and inaccurate vernacular used in your esteamed piece above



ref '2nd FIX' Joinery*:

[or Carpentry* if you're a puff from south of a line between The Wash and Brum** (Taffs excluded)]

refers to the fixing of:

Archs + Skirts + Doors + Fixed Cupboards (but not heavy structural carcassing for same) etc.

The fixing of floor boards*** is deemed to be part of structure in std construction and is therefore as such carcasing work

[***Except, of course, where said floorboards are an over-cladding (usually a decorative finish)

on a bearing structural floor underneath].



Some, in this time of deep division, include a 3rd FIX which includes the fixing of furniture

(that is, to clarify : locks and latches and handles and knobs etc.

NOT wot you park your nether-end on).

Traditionally ye fixing of ye furniture have been included in 2nd Fix.


Should the office block in question be an existing build, then:

The fix of the floor boards could well, and most probably, been a re-fix post works under

and therefore would indeed in that situation could be deemed 2nd FIX works as they were 2nd FIX to the underlying prime works.

ie. Further clarification needed of situation of build.

+ + +


Wot the oik you classified as a 'Techie Trainee' in your esteamed piece,

is on a building site - an Apprentice Sparks,

(and ever more shall be so - everwhere**).


'Chippies' are only found south of the above line**.

In Gods own midden north of the line, such are referred to as Joiners.

+ + +

Not withstanding your inaccuracies, the tale, even as you have described, does have resonance and reminds me of the story about the labrador raising a basket of bricks on a ginny wheel rig

(See versions many and various - there's even a musical one).

I digress.

I do hope the above brings clarity to your world view.

Have you sold your proof reader to the Grauniad?

Yours in The Faith,

P Dantic.

25-06-18 :MON: 12.45hrs nom' BST.

Half Done

Much Banging-in-the Field



How many Routemaster bus seats would it take to fill Wembley Stadium?



I cannot find reference in your calculations accounting for correction of summation when taking consideration of the seating capacity of the whole fleet, on which the premise of over-fill of Wembley Stadium is based, the differences in seating capacity of the short wheel base Routmaster buses and other wheel bases produced. Such calculation most obviously, you will no doubt agree as being most learned, will also allow for corrections for the loss of seating to luggage space to special editions, ('peculiars'), occasionally produced at each wheel base, with other considerations to be taken in to account, as/below, although one can never forget the original London Transport bendy-bus when they attempted to articulate a Routmaster with the addition of a trailing car.

[I don't have knowledge as to if this special 'bendy' was ever put into service, (beyond trials), and therefore thought is to be discounted from the grand totalisation of seats to Wembley - ? (Citation needed as they say at Wikithingy)]


I do hope the following has also been accounted for:

1: It is well known that special editions occasionally had peculiar seating layouts, the most widely known being the frontal common bench seat on the lower deck which was fixed with back of seat to car front bulkhead, (ie back of bench to direction of travel), and stretched across the full width of the car.

2: In an effort to 'modernise' London Transport, (or LGBT as they are known these days), started to modify the fleet and began introducing silly folding doors to stop you having fun jumping on and off bus*. Such doors would turn up in various forms to the Routmaster fleet fixed into the near side of the vehicle and usually doing-away with the proper jumping on/off platform to the rear nearside corner, (however where kept, the rear platform also had its own folding door so that was buggered again), all variants obviously having an affect on the available seating area v/v the standard bus layout.

(*THAT is why we lost The Empire).

All is a matter of prime importance when calculating the red shift.

Yours, hoping to get out more with my bus pass, [on a Number 9, (other proper Routmaster services like the 15 are available), up and down Trafalgar Square/Cannon Street&The Tower], and write more long sentences,

Spence K. (67 & a bit) rtd./aka. cured.

The Hovel,


SK3 9RH.

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