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    I have a 1983 Land Rover Series 3 Airportable awaiting restoration, it's a great big Meccano set for grown-ups
    Airportable Rovers FTW! I used to rally one in Germany 'back in the day'!

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    Sounds like you have a lot to get on with, enjoy getting it all done!

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    Enjoy your retirement and have a good one

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    So long friend and enjoy every moment of your retirement... I wish you all the happiest of moments with your grand-child !1



    Quote Originally Posted by broc View Post
    I shall be switching off my school laptop for good in less than 3 weeks time, after a long career in IT. I am retiring at the end of term & I intend to spend more time with my 1 year old grand-daughter & of course taking the occasional holiday in 'TERM TIME'.

    I started work more than 40 years ago & have had a great time. I have been fortunate to have been fully employed all my adult life, the last 11 years working in a school have been the most rewarding from a job satisfaction viewpoint. I have enjoyed being a member of the Edugeek forum for a number of years & have found it a great source of information, help, and sometimes provocative debate..... long may it continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Airportable Rovers FTW! I used to rally one in Germany 'back in the day'!
    I've got a 1972 S2a 24v ex-radio airportable waiting to be fixed up! It's fluffing gorgeous but the thought of having to take it completely to bits scares me, which is silly as there's nothing to it.

    Sorry detour. Have fun and pop back to update us on the Landie

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    I've got a 1972 S2a 24v ex-radio airportable waiting to be fixed up! It's fluffing gorgeous but the thought of having to take it completely to bits scares me, which is silly as there's nothing to it.

    Sorry detour. Have fun and pop back to update us on the Landie
    My Airportable is as it was when demobbed..... untouched.... a 'shed' in fact. I stopped counting the cost of spares when adding up what I needed to rebuild it, mine needs a new chassis & bulkhead for starters & a full set of running gear & canvas tilt. The cylinder head needs hardened valve seats too. In my head I have a budget figure of £5k-£7k just to get started.

    Series Land Rovers are a cross between a Meccano set and one of those Tamiya R/C car kits, but for grown ups

    I keep seeing another one that has been restored driving around my area, it makes me want to get started on mine. I just need to overcome the thought of spending the money



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