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John Stevenson
10-23-2006, 04:03 PM
Everyone takes the piss out of us in the UK being a small island, crowded etc but it does have it's advantages.
Note the scale on this map at the bottom.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stevenson.engineers/lsteve/files/long%20eaton.jpg

I'm round about the No 1 mark.
2 is cleaning material store
3 is plating shop
4 is car parts warehouse
5 is pneumatic suppliers
6 is CNC shop
7 is printers
8 is another car parts
9 is garage
10 is toolmakers
11 is hardening shop
12 is builders yard
13 is tool hire
14 is hardware suppliers
15 is pub
16 is computer shop
17 is air products gas bottle exchange
18 is fabrication shop
19 is hardware store
20 is bolt suppliers
21 is tool and cutter grinders and suppliers
22 is bearing suppliers
23 is another pub

That lot can be walked in half an hour.

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rantbot
10-23-2006, 04:23 PM
And just off the edge of the photo is France.

nheng
10-23-2006, 04:28 PM
Lucky bugger ! I've got similar things at my disposal but the scale is around 1500 MILES.

This must be one of John's neighbors ... another lucky bugger unless the queen has her way with him:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/bristol/somerset/3501426.stm

Den

laddy
10-23-2006, 04:54 PM
Hey,
Looks like too long a walk to the pub!! Good looking area to live in, wish I were there. Fred

thistle
10-23-2006, 05:13 PM
What a load of bollocks, every one knows it really looks like this , unless its dark and raining.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/mudskipper/long20eaton.jpg

Alistair Hosie
10-23-2006, 05:21 PM
You forgot to point out Osama's council house:DAlistair

CCWKen
10-23-2006, 05:45 PM
A half an hour? Geez, it takes me that long to walk down front and get the mail and walk back. If I need something else, I jump in the P-kup and go up-town. The bed holds most of the junk I bring back. Don't have to hold it or carry it walking around. :D

I'm 3 1/2 miles from town, 25 miles from the big city. I can see stars at night and if the cattle stay in the North pasture, breath fresh air 24/7. ;)

Evan
10-23-2006, 05:54 PM
http://vts.bc.ca/pics/wlsat.jpg

1 My house
2 Pub
3 Gun club and range
4 Race track
5 500KV power line X 3. Makes money if California pays their bill.
6 Williams Lake
7 My shop, my wife's shop and my favorite metal supplier
8 Sawmills. They pay the bills around here.

John Stevenson
10-23-2006, 06:26 PM
And just off the edge of the photo is France.

Bloody hell that miles away.
It's 200 miles to the coast and then it takes 20 minutes thru the Channel Tunnel to go and fill the truck up with duty free booze.

It's that much hassle I only do it once a year ;)

Thistle,
You could be right :D

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John R
10-23-2006, 06:43 PM
Looks nice Sir John and Evan too. I have to drive 15 miles to the nearest anything and its not a tool or material supplier......but it sure is nice and quite and at night you can see the stars.
John R

C - ROSS
10-23-2006, 07:43 PM
Come on guys

I have to drive 3 miles to a county road and the mail box, over 50 miles to a gas station and 100 miles to a town of 25K. Metal supplier over 300 miles. My shop is 200 yds. from the house. The cows are closer than the shop.

Talk about stars, you can reach out and touch them. If you see a shooting star you best duck. We don't even have TV out here. Want to talk about quiet, you wouldn't believe it.

Ross

Peter N
10-23-2006, 07:53 PM
It's swings and roundabouts.

You guys over there get all that open space and plenty of land around you to build those nice big workshops.
We get lots of Pubs within 5 minutes staggering distance :D

These are a few pictures from where I live.
They were perhaps a little bit big for the page here and I couldn't be bothered to resize them, so just links will have to do.

Kersey Village (http://www.btinternet.com/~p.neill/Kersey_1.jpeg)
Kersey Watersplash (http://www.btinternet.com/~p.neill/Kersey_2.jpeg)
Chelsworth Peacock (http://www.btinternet.com/~p.neill/Chelsworth_Peacock.jpeg)
Chelsworth Bridge (http://www.btinternet.com/~p.neill/Chelsworth_Bridge.jpeg)
Church & Deanery Tower (http://www.btinternet.com/~p.neill/Church_and_Deanery_Tower.jpeg)

Peter

aboard_epsilon
10-23-2006, 08:01 PM
Sir John .
I'm surprised you haven't listed the pub as number one

three of Alistairs green painted grineys follow :D :D :D

All the best.mark

A.K. Boomer
10-23-2006, 08:06 PM
Im caught somewhere inbetween what John has and what Evan has, great for right now but i want to be more like what evan has eventually..

lenord
10-23-2006, 11:19 PM
I'd like to trade places with you folks that live in the rural areas for sure.
Peter's pics of where he lives are just plain beautiful.
I live in the Texas suburbs. Everything man made is less than 50 years old. No history to it. What was here got cut down during construction. Lots of shopping, restaurants, theaters etc. All are within a couple of miles. Local metal supplier is 20 minutes away though. IIRC, my city has over 300,000 in it now....
Evans place looks like upper Michigan where Jane has a cabin on some land next to a river. I like going there.

Lenord

Timleech
10-24-2006, 04:25 AM
http://web.onetel.com/~duttondock/Pictures/Tunend-2.jpg

I live & work within the shaded rectangle bottom right. All the rest was green fields when I first came here.

Pub is 10 mins walk.
4 useful towns within 9 miles.
Liverpool & Manchester both about 25 miles.

Tim

Peter N
10-24-2006, 04:55 AM
Beautiful Countryside around here, but we had a lot of very heavy rain last night, and the rural drainage system can't cope very well when it gets like this.

I woke up this morning to this rather un-lovely sight in my workshop:


http://www.btinternet.com/~p.neill/Workshop_Flood.jpg



http://www.btinternet.com/~p.neill/Workshop_Flood2.jpg

Peter:(

Charles Ping
10-24-2006, 06:23 AM
Beautiful Countryside around here, but we had a lot of very heavy rain last night, and the rural drainage system can't cope very well when it gets like this.

I woke up this morning to this rather un-lovely sight in my workshop:


Peter:(


Ouch. Not nice but at least you had that rotary table on the pallet!


Personally I'd take Evans isolation in BC over John's handy suppliers.

Charles

Evan
10-24-2006, 09:23 AM
That is beautiful country Peter, I really must visit some day. Not good in the shop though.

One of the things I like best here is the occasional light shows we get. Reminds me of when I was young and living in Berkeley... :D

http://vts.bc.ca/pics/au4.jpg

lenord
10-24-2006, 04:51 PM
Evan,

Yeah, you get the Northern lights, I get the air traffic into DFW airport , the local airport traffic (about 5 miles away) and Bell Helicopter traffic/noise.
I've seesome of the military helicopters flying around, all kinds of jets and a few B-17's too... I'd rather have the northern lights.

Lenord

tesswalker
10-24-2006, 05:23 PM
Beautiful Countryside around here, but we had a lot of very heavy rain last night, and the rural drainage system can't cope very well when it gets like this.

I woke up this morning to this rather un-lovely sight in my workshop:

Peter:(


Peter,

That's a real shame. Is that just water? Or is there sewage down there too? You always have to look at the positive side of these events. If it's just water, then the only benefit you get is you don't have to worry about your floor over heating. If it's sewage, there are several benefits there. Not only do you not have to worry about your floor over heating, you also don't have to stop what you're doing when you need to go to the bathroom :)

Think positive.. You'll get a laugh out of everything good and bad that happens in life.

Tess

aostling
04-20-2008, 01:54 AM
Google Maps are now much improved, showing shaded relief for most places in the world. Here is the house where I lived from 1978-82, in Butte, Montana, just a block or two from the Berkeley Pit. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=358+E+Mercury+St,+Butte,+Mt+59701&jsv=107&sll=52.075602,-122.215176&sspn=0.037666,0.067377&ie=UTF8&ll=46.015085,-112.515621&spn=0.02128,0.033689&t=p&z=15.

Now, if I could only tilt the terrain as in Google Earth, that would really be the last word in mapping.