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  • Peter Hingley
    To get the kids used to the chips (Joke courtesy my French lady friend s nephew !) The term canard is used for jokes in North America
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 1, 2009
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      To get the kids used to the chips (Joke courtesy my French lady friend's nephew !)



      The term 'canard' is used for jokes in North America but apparently not in France .



      PDH





      From: 7mmnga@yahoogroups.com [mailto:7mmnga@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Paul Holmes
      Sent: 01 April 2009 17:28
      To: 7mmnga@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [7mm NGA] Re: Scale Issue? [Scanned]



      Do enlighten us as to the nature of the Belgian ladies mammary anatomy - and why the referance to ducks??

      Confused from Bradford

      --- In 7mmnga@yahoogroups.com <mailto:7mmnga%40yahoogroups.com> , "Peter Hingley" <pdh@...> wrote:
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      > Je pense que les Distributions Walschaerts ou Stephenson sont plus interessantes de la distribution statistiqe Poisson, malgre les canards Belgiennnes - desole note programme email ne comprends pas les accents compliquees Francaises !
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      > PDH
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      > PS do you know why Belgian women have square nipples ??
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      > From: 7mmnga@yahoogroups.com <mailto:7mmnga%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:7mmnga@yahoogroups.com <mailto:7mmnga%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Paul Holmes
      > Sent: 01 April 2009 16:34
      > To: 7mmnga@yahoogroups.com <mailto:7mmnga%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: Re: [7mm NGA] Scale Issue? [Scanned]
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      > Mais Oui, je n'avais pas vu que l'auteur n'en était aucun autres que le célèbre Avril Poisson
      > Paul
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      > --- In 7mmnga@yahoogroups.com <mailto:7mmnga%40yahoogroups.com> <mailto:7mmnga%40yahoogroups.com> , David Hughes <formerchurchwarden@> wrote:
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      > > ah, good old 'poisson d'Avril' ...
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      > > To: 7mmnga@yahoogroups.com <mailto:7mmnga%40yahoogroups.com> <mailto:7mmnga%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > From: rallim56@
      > > Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 22:44:56 +1000
      > > Subject: [7mm NGA] Scale Issue?
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      > >
      > >
      > > Hi Fella's,
      > > The text below appeared on the 7mm Aus group, I was wondering if any of you
      > > fella's had heard anything about it over in your neck of the woods??
      > >
      > > "Continental Rift: EC critical of popular hobby
      > > By Avril Poisson
      > > European affairs reporter
      > >
      > > A new report by the European Commission could affect one of the Britain's
      > > more quirky hobbies, model trains.
      > >
      > > The EC Enterprise Directorate-General report entitled "Efficiency and
      > > Accountability of European Standardisation under the New Approach"
      > > criticises the UK's use of model train scales which are different to the
      > > rest of Europe.
      > >
      > > The EU report accuses UK model train manufacturers of violating Technical
      > > Harmonisation Directives and not conforming to standard trade
      > > descriptions. In one example, the report describes some types of model
      > > train track being marketed as both 'HO' and 'OO' scales which it says are
      > > different sizes.
      > >
      > > The report offers a list of 90 recommendations, including passing
      > > legislation if required to bring UK model train manufacturers into line
      > > with Europe.
      > >
      > > Another criticism was of small model trains built to 'N' scale.
      > >
      > > John Emerson, editor of British Railway Modelling magazine, said "British
      > > 'N' scale uses a ratio of 1:148, unlike the rest of the world which is
      > > standardised a ratio of 1:160, while preserving the track gauge of 9 mm.
      > > The inaccuracy of British 'N' offends some purists, but that's how it is."
      > >
      > > Emerson also said this is why American and European 'HO' scale trains use
      > > a ratio of 1:87 whereas British 'OO' scale trains use a ratio of 1:76, on
      > > the same 16.5 mm track gauge.
      > >
      > > EC Standardisation Unit spokesman Aout Premier said the situation was
      > > confusing and the UK should meet European standards.
      > >
      > > He said that technical harmonisation standards were approved by the "New
      > > Approach" Council Resolution in 1985 and enacted by the European
      > > Commission after consultation with member states.
      > >
      > > In Britain, the prominent anti-Europe MP Sir Peter Tapsell called on the
      > > Department of Trade and Industry to reject the European directives. He
      > > said "The nation that invented railways should not change its unique
      > > identity and bow to petty directives which the EU did not have the power
      > > to enforce."
      > >
      > > But Premier said the EU can enforce common standards through several
      > > Directives concerning the design, manufacture and marketing of consumer
      > > products.
      > >
      > > Premier said that Directive 378/1988 on toy safety and Directive 68/1993
      > > on low-voltage electrical equipment could be applied to model trains.
      > >
      > > If the UK failed to meet standards, Premier said that EU could revoke the
      > > right of UK model manufacturers to display the 'CE' conformity mark.
      > >
      > > The models could then be deemed non-conforming and measures could be taken
      > > to stop their manufacture and make their sale illegal.
      > >
      > > Emerson rejected the claims saying "We are not talking about toys. We are
      > > talking about very high quality detailed models."
      > >
      > > A spokesman for the Union Européenne des Modélistes Ferroviaires des
      > > Chemins de Fer, a Swiss-based group that represents national federations
      > > of railroad modellers in 18 European countries, said he hoped the UK would
      > > accept the EC standards and adopt European scales."
      > >
      > > Cheers
      > > Brian Millar
      > > Qld. Aust.
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    • Frank Sharp
      And I thought it was because there weren t enough to go round, silly me. RAILWAY CONTENT, difficult to get a grease gun on! Frank [Non-text portions of this
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 1, 2009
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        And I thought it was because there weren't enough to go round, silly me.



        RAILWAY CONTENT, difficult to get a grease gun on!



        Frank





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