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  1. Back to Germany. I just flew from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart in my old Real Air Duke. Lovely flight and I noticed quite a lot of smoke stacks and steam towers but no wind turbines. Just wanted to know if any of you know if that's simply my old FSX Power Projects showing up or if its that the Orbx developers have cottoned on to them? I'm a bit disturbed by the lack of birds too. They would add some movement to the scenery.
  2. 'If you mean Donald Campbell's jet powered boat, that was Coniston Water in England.' No wonder they didn't find the monster had tampered with Donald Campbells boat in Loch Ness then Christoper....err...I think. I know I'm a confused 86 year old but I know I don't think 'Nessie' exists anywhere except in the minds of romantics.
  3. Yep. They arrested them, no doubt slapped their wrists and told them not to be so naughty.
  4. 'so I don't see most of the gaffs, flaws, and mistakes'. Blimey Rodger. Now I know why you liked my books! ' leave the house occasionally without trousers '?. You lot must live in very tolerant societies. We'd get arrested for that here Jeff no matter how old we are. Anyway, its too bloody cold in Britain for those sort of larks.
  5. Me to myself; 'Be careful here John, I could get up Nick's nose. Anyway, you're all wrong, I think we're all in a Commonwealth now. And I'm not sure if we're still in the EU!
  6. Now that is a work of art Triplane! Congratulations.
  7. Goodness me Lawrence. You are so bloodthirsty. I used to have a mate once who was curator of the Loch Ness Monster museum up there and he's never seen it either. And if there was such a thing, I'd be surprised if they could get Donald Campbells car in near pristine condition out of the water the way they did last year or the year before?
  8. Let's face it, you're probably just a rotten driver! lol
  9. OK - I think I can do without . I've certainly still got roads and traffic and now my airports are perfect....well those I've used since turning Vector off. I haven't noticed any problems with shorelines and railway lines are damn near invisible anyway from about 2000' and upwards. And blow disabling individual airports, there are not only thousands of them but how do I know which one's would be affected and those not?! Disregard this question. Don't know about boats but in Minehead Bay I can still see the pleasure craft and occasional steamer cargo vessel going up to the docks. So, for me, its a waste of time and I'm leaving it off. I'll see how I go and I may eventually save a bit of disc space by uninstalling it completely. Thanks for your help fellers. John
  10. I've disabled Global Vector because it made so many Airports appear to be below ground. I now don't have that problem and can't say I've noticed any difference to my sim'...well except I don't have sunken airports any more! Can someone please explain to me what Global Vector is for? John
  11. I like the Krankies and hope they don't find somewhere else to live in their retirement.
  12. Geographically, they line up pretty well but there's noticeable a colour difference with Orbx being more vibrant. Personally, I wish Orbx would get a move on and do the whole of the US and Canada. If that were to happen, I would get rid of Megascenery and Landscapes altogether despite those two giving a slightly more accurate representation of what is really there.
  13. London City? Well I suppose it does look better when flying the sim' but in actual fact and being an East Ender (Cockney) it sure ain't pretty in real life!
  14. Well, Somerset is a really nice County to live in. Taunton is the County Town. It has a nice compact place centre and has a variety of easily accessed property around the town. If you like sea views, I can thoroughly recommend the villages and little towns along the North Coast and there's a variety of property including bungalows. There are regular bus services to Taunton and a privately run railway from Minehead to Bishops Lidyard just outside Taunton. There is a Butlins Holiday Camp in Minehead which might wrongly put some people off but there're never any problems and the lincs golf course is always in excellent condition and open all the year round. Minehead also has a good cricket and football teams. Running along the North side of the Bristol Channel coast, there are various small towns and villages. All very pleasant with the largest towns northwards Western Super Mare, and southwards Lynmouth with Watchett and Minehead between them. Personally, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else but it can be a bit of a bind to visit people who live in say, Birmingham and northwards, or London and eastwards. Oh, and I should remind your that this area was the seat of the Monmouth Rebellion and the area of Blackoor's Lorna Doone! Blimey, I should join an Estate Agency!
  15. Told yer. Got it wrong again! Thanks for the correction Nick but how the dickens did you know that? You should be ashamed of yourself Rodger. Lawrence is quite right. That'll teach you not to fight the girls.
  16. 'Westbury' Gumby - that's a big shopping centre in Shepherds Bush, South London. We've been there a couple of times. Bought the watch I'm wearing now there. Or, come to think of it. Have I got it all wrong as usual?
  17. Just flown into EDDL Dusseldorf. Very impressed with the German scenery. Plenty to look at which keeps the flight interesting. Thank you Orbx. JohnY
  18. 'Evictions'. Now that would be interesting Lawrence! Here's a not very interesting start. I was in my mid twenties and the company I worked for in Sussex was planning to downsize and without me, move to Scotland. My brother in law noticed there was an empty shop in Basingstoke which was expanding into a large town at the time. He encouraged us to take it on as a hardware business. What we failed to realise was that the people coming in to the new town had spent most of their cash in getting there and setting up home! After two years of struggling to find enough customers we were nearly bankrupt and were evicted for non payment of rent. Luckily we were just able to avoid bankrupcy and being in a newly developed town, there were plenty of job openings. So we quickly got employment. In my case, I started as a Sales Office Clerk and was promoted regularly over the twenty-five years I worked there finishing as the Property Manager of the firm which entailed travelling thousands of miles visiting the firms various properties from the Channel Isles to the North of Scotland. During this time, we had children (a boy and a girl) and my wife worked part-time in various offices. I stayed there for 25 years and retired a early at 55 to come and live in the West Country where we are now.
  19. Glad to see there's someone older than me here hwh86
  20. Mac, Mac?? Is it raining? Am I a Sassanack?
  21. I'm hooked on Westerns and read C.J. Petit a lot. I quite like Louis D'lamour and some of the others but always seem to gravitate back to Petit. I think its because his stories are more romances but in a Western setting.
  22. That's a coincidence. When I was at school I had a friend who came from Scotland. We did our homework together for a while. The problem was, he was much cleverer than me so it wasn't an equal partnership. After a while while still friendly, we developed different friendships. He went on to University and I went out to work!
  23. Just installed Orbx North and South Germany. Haven't flown there yet but I wanted to ask: 'Does anyone know if there's going to be an East and West Germany soon'?
  24. 'mishmaclaver'? That should appear in the dictionary.
  25. I think it was probably my comment on a matter of actual history that was unfortunate rather than the history itself? John
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