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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    Me too (a lowly Meteor) and used to have a 2 wheeled BSA (W20 - but in a state of disrepair). Would love another one.
    Yeah, mine's a .22 Meteor too, from about 1970. Powerful old thing though, not far short of the Airsporter. Also got an underlever Relum model 322, forerunner to the Tornado, from the fifties I reckon, as is the rare German .177 Gecado model 22 I have (identical to the Diana model 22). Each in very nice original condition and perfect working order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Yeah, mine's a .22 Meteor too, from about 1970. Powerful old thing though, not far short of the Airsporter. Also got an underlever Relum model 322, forerunner to the Tornado, from the fifties I reckon, as is the rare German .177 Gecado model 22 I have (identical to the Diana model 22). Each in very nice original condition and perfect working order.
    I used to have a .177 air pistol. Can't remember the make, save it was German, looked a bit like a Luger, and was 'cocked' by pressing in the barrel. It was pretty useless. Strangely, it was given to me by a policeman (a friend of the family), who had confiscated it from someone else.
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    Probably a Diana Model 2. Yes, they were useless.

    (although not as useless as a GAT)
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
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    Thanks for that.

    This video shows a tear down of a Prius transmission - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg8c2_eS-do

    There is another, perhaps shorter one, which explains the principles of this type of transmission - I'll see if I can find it.

    I'm amazed at how many parts there are, even in this "simple" transmission. There is a chain in the drive train - I assume it's not a rubber band!
    Dave

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    [QUOTE=walpurgis;1140382]Still got my vintage BSA air rifle.[/QUO

    I have a BSA Gold Star (not a bike!) which is .22 underlever with a ten shot magazine.
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I used to have a .177 air pistol. Can't remember the make, save it was German, looked a bit like a Luger, and was 'cocked' by pressing in the barrel. It was pretty useless. Strangely, it was given to me by a policeman (a friend of the family), who had confiscated it from someone else.
    I had one like that as a kid, my grandad gave it me. Shaped like a Luger as you say, wooden handle, and operated like a Gat pistol. Was very weedy. May have been called 'Hanel' or something. Only had it a couple of weeks, accidentally shot my brother in the face with it, left a red mark, and had it taken off me.
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    Have you cocked your pistol this morning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave2010 View Post
    Thanks for that.

    This video shows a tear down of a Prius transmission - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg8c2_eS-do

    There is another, perhaps shorter one, which explains the principles of this type of transmission - I'll see if I can find it.

    I'm amazed at how many parts there are, even in this "simple" transmission. There is a chain in the drive train - I assume it's not a rubber band!
    This is, I think, the shorter video with a good explanation of how the Prius transmission works.

    https://youtu.be/ZmHpSyTsfm0

    The tear down video was good too, though.

    There is another one, down as a 3D model - Blender - I’ll look that one out too.

    This is quite a good description of how the transmission works - https://youtu.be/E_xCssR8qQI

    More from Weber - P510 transaxle - https://youtu.be/pFug8jwbbTE

    These could be good for insomniacs who want to know more!

    There’s a whole series of these, discussing different variants of the basic design put into the cars over maybe a 15 year period.

    I’m now guessing that the Renault Zoe has something a bit similar, so probably no rubber bands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Have you cocked your pistol this morning?

    Marco.
    Hardly worth bothering these days - when I shoot, the pellet just sort of falls out of the barrel. And there's no lead in me pellets
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Densen Beat B400 Plus; Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Audion Silver Night 300b stereo
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini-1, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    Panasonic 42" plasma, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

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    Bought another oldish runabout. Don't laugh! Spotted it for sale and couldn't resist.

    A 2007 1.2 Suzuki Wagon R GL owned by an old couple and in really lovely condition. Drives beautifully, very good bodywork, loads of service history and only 38k miles on the clock. I love these thing, had one before, the Vauxhall Agila badged version. They're a modern equivalent to the old Renault 4 and just as comfortable and useful.

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