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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Britain gets ready for Brexit ;) Today the last steam train ran on the London Underground after running since the start of this year. Signalling upgrades mean the District Line is no longer compatible with steam locomotives:
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    Help! Can anyone help me identify this Powabyke model please?

    Yes, no model name for that original one sold from 1999 on. Later it had the motor swapped to the front wheel which eventually became known as the Powabyke Euro model. .
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    That won't be a problem. I recently stunned a friend by repeating the first four words he ever spoke to me when we first met in 1974. He wasn't certain I was accurate, so remembering something I knew he'd well remember I repeated an exact six word sentence he spoke to me at 9.50 pm on Saturday...
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    I have a partial eidetic memory, often useful but can cause huge embarassment to others. .
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    No-one in here should ever feel the need to apologise to me, expecially if they've been drinking. There was a time long ago in the early years of this site when this was a very polite forum. Here's an example on the link below when three of us were apologising to each other, rather like the...
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    I exist for the moment, and not too much longer. And as for 2), as well as the occasional error I post inaccurate information in here at times deliberately. As for example when I expressed the oft used water analogy to explain something electrical to a member who admitted to being a complete...
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    I don't know that it's unthinkable, but I have on a number of occasions in my near 13 years in this pedelecs site apologised when I've got something wrong. I've even apologised when I've been right but have inadvertently upset another member in expressing that. .
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Yes, they were definitely a British company, but my post was not about where the engines were made so much as whether they were foreign or British designed. Given Mercedes long record of success in racing engines from the early 1950s on to today and our very patchy record over the same...
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    Ezee Sprint, Motor controller access.

    Either stubby or angled screwdriver. I could get the controller off without disturbing the lock box on my Torq or Quando models but the more sloping back seatpost on the Sprint might make extraction from below the lock box awkward. Try without moving the lock box though, it will probably drop...
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Larry won't bother with that, he'll just do a Julian Assange. The Russian Embassy would welcome him. What a propaganda coup, we've got the PM's cat. Putin would be grinning like a Cheshire cat. .
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    But as I said, they are still foreign engines, not designed here. .
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    He'll probably emigrate. There's plenty of nearby foreign embassies. .
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Exactly, the design and assembly is here, but they all use foreign engines. .
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Indeed, but in Britain where there seems to be a sort of mechanic/grease monkey image of engineers. In Germany and Japan engineers get plenty of respect, probably quite a few other countries too. .
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Don't take any notice OG, you're the one flushed with success. .