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mickthechippy

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Thats where the job started but all railway axles have wheels and then have tyres put on , if they get flats from skidding then the axle can be removed and put on a wheel lathe to turn them true again. If the flat is too big there is a chance of the tyre stretching and that is where the wheel tapper comes in cause it dont ring true when you whack it with a hammer.
same programme had guys refitting tyres onto rims in the shop, apparently they do most of the heritage lines in the countrys work, I never knew that the wheels had rims and tyres until I watched it, presumed they were one piece
 

Zerkalo

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Gunsmith and metal work jobs. People will say they still exist but nothing like old days.
 

Nunachuk

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Two spring to mind, first one is the Rag and Bone man. The second was in an African country, (honestly), where a youth in white gloves would run around in court and grab womens breasts. Apparently, the Africans read accounts of court happenings in England, and missunderstood the expression, ' a titter ran around the court'.
 

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FROM WEDNESDAY 21ST APRIL
24 HOUR OPERATION WILL RESUME
FROM 06:00
BE PREPARED TO PAY
ALL TYPES OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED

Dunham Toll Bridge carries the A57 over the River Trent between the villages of Newton-on-Trent and Dunham-on-Trent, crossing the border between the counties of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.


In the 1830's a group of Lincoln businessmen built the original cast iron bridge.

The superstructure of the bridge was re-built in steel to trunk road standards in 1978 with the national weight limit of 44 tonnes. However, as it still stands on the original piers and abutments, in order to meet its statutory obligations a replacement fund is being set aside for the bridge's eventual reconstruction.

In 1994 a new toll plaza was constructed. The extra booth expanded the toll collection facility from two lanes to four and has reduced traffic queues considerably. Unfortunately, there is no extra space available for additional toll booths.

Free passage over the bridge is permitted on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Dunham Bridge accepts cash and card payments
 

Yosemite Sam

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There is this one just outside Bath, was 50p last time I crossed it but that was about 5 years ago

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Batheaston.Yes still there. Not been across it for some time, as we moved a bit further away. Good roach and chub fishing in the weir it crosses over.
 
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