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Pat Sheahan (publican)[edit]

No idea! it probably needs AfDing, but Kiwis may have a different opinion on whether playing for an Auckland team makes him notable, so I suggest that you ask at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject New Zealand. -- PBS (talk) 15:07, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

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November 2013[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Dennis Bratland. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, it's important to be mindful of the feelings of your fellow editors, who may be frustrated by certain types of interaction, such as your addition to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Automobiles. While you probably didn't intend any offense, please do remember that Wikipedia strives to be an inclusive atmosphere. In light of that, it would be greatly appreciated if you could moderate yourself so as not to offend. Thank you.

I noticed some personal attacks against User:SamBlob in your previous edit summaries, like this that you repeated a half dozen times. Later, it appeared you two were making good progress in resolving your disputes. But now you are mocking his suggestion at the Automobiles project talk page with this. Please stop. Keep your comments on topic and civil. Thank you. Dennis Bratland (talk) 06:22, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

I am totally delighted Samblob has at last come back to your attention. I look forward to further action. Eddaido (talk) 07:12, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
Many of us have been able to collaborate just fine with SamBlob for a couple years now and there has never been a problem. Please solve your content disupte with no more sarcasm, insults and harassment. You seem quite confident but I'm convinced if you don't stop you will be blocked from editing. Focus on content, not personality. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 07:25, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
You are somehow missing the following - how does that happen I mean how does it happen that you miss it? Eddaido (talk) 07:39, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Military succession boxes[edit]

Hi! Sorry for the cryptic edit summary. Usually we stick to using succession boxes for offices that are occupied by multiple people over time, rather than ranks held by one person. So things like the colonelcies of regiments, governorships, commanderships-in-chief of certain theatres, and so forth get them, while promotion through the ranks (brigadier on this date, major-general on that) are left to the prose, since the person doesn't really have a predecessor and successor in those ranks. It looked like you'd covered the dates of commissions in the prose above. Also, you don't need to end and begin a new box with each new heading; they can all go in one structure. Usually we just put years in the boxes, else they tend to get large and sprawling; dates can also go in the prose. There is a wikiproject for this, but it hasn't been very active of late. Best, Choess (talk) 14:48, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

TD[edit]

Would appear to be amicably resolved ..? — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 10:51, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Thought this
Although this MG is showing a Dutch number-plate — it is, like mine, a RHD — and, apart from the ghastly, door-mounted overtaking mirror, it is exactly like my 1970 MG MGB GT
would amuse you.
Cheers! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 11:57, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
Post script ... purchased in 1970 ... and still sailing through every annual MOT test and running well.
Yes, thanks for everything. An elder brother had a TF1500, red like the one in the Italian photos and he would, very generously, let me borrow it! I think it is wonderful that you were able to keep your car and long may it please you! Have been wearing blinkers for days to concentrate on something else, apologies for my slow response. Best regards, Eddaido (talk) 09:04, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
Glad all is well with you. All the best! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 10:56, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Middlemarch, New Zealand[edit]

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December 2013[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Andy Dingley. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, it's important to be mindful of the feelings of your fellow editors, who may be frustrated by certain types of interaction, such as your addition to Bentley_Speed_Six. Please do remember that Wikipedia strives to be an inclusive atmosphere. In light of that, it would be greatly appreciated if you could moderate yourself so as not to offend. Thank you.

Please behave. You've had problems in this area before, and for harassing just the same editor. Andy Dingley (talk) 10:54, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Please do not play your usual part of the bully. True you are very experienced at it, I know. The epithet applied to the dogging editor is fully earned - "acres" of sorry "hectares" of WP are covered with the evidence. Eddaido (talk) 11:06, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Edit summaries used for personal attacks[edit]

Greetings. There's an ongoing pattern of sarcastic personal attacks, harassment, and belittlement in your edit comments directed at User:SamBlob:

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It is my understanding that you've received several requests to desist. In future please use edit summaries to explain and support your edits and not to attack other users. Thank you! Writegeist (talk) 21:44, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

  • Or, to be more forthright, any more sexist garbage like this will result in an immediate block. Black Kite (talk) 22:40, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Fat chance. He's been doing it for years, aimed at the same couple of editors. As always, no-one gives a damn and admins (ha!) certainly don't act to prevent this. Andy Dingley (talk) 23:23, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Historically, true. But now there are three people in this thread who give a damn, one of us an administrator who has added a clear warning of a block if there's a repetition. Writegeist (talk) 23:53, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
If that diff had been current I would have blocked the user on the spot; I am not convinced I can justify it on a two-month-old edit. The editor is, hopefully, now clear that they cannot continue to belittle other editors in edit-summaries. I will keep an eye out but feel free to ping me with any further issues. Thanks, Black Kite (talk) 00:02, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you Black Kite. Today (12/23 my time) yields these three charming edit summaries targeting the same editor: [25], [26], the third without content revision and posted purely to insult the other editor ("What's that smell?"). [27]. Writegeist (talk) 01:05, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
I had not noticed that. Given that, and the posting below from the editor which suggests that further attacks are likely, a block is now in order. Black Kite (talk) 13:40, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
And every insult carefully earned by Samblob. Watch this space. Eddaido (talk) 11:01, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
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Flickr[edit]

Sorry - I don't know anything about bots. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 15:00, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Further problems with your edit summaries[edit]

Let us be very clear about this. You were previously blocked for a week for harassing another editor with unpleasant edit summaries and now you come back from your block with this. This is a final warning - one more of these and the next block will be indefinite. Please don't let it come to that. Black Kite (talk) 18:51, 8 January 2014 (UTC)


Parlboxes[edit]

Re this edit with the edit summary "repositioned parliament box but is it a duplicate?", every New Zealand MP article has a parlbox, and the convention is that they go into the section that discusses the political career. As such, it is not a duplicate to a succession box. Good on you for using proper edit summaries! Schwede66 23:45, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Then I am afraid I have to tell you its a bad idea and at least in that particular article's layout looks weird! I don't usually take any interest in Kiwi-style MPs. I hope you provide good edit summaries too! Eddaido (talk) 00:40, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

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The Gentlewoman[edit]

Surely merits a page. If I start it, you may like to chip in? Moonraker (talk) 04:25, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you but I think you have done an excellent job. Best wishes, Eddaido (talk) 09:58, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

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I have asked in Wikimedia for help to fix the file name. Thanks, Eddaido (talk) 10:44, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

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White flag[edit]

I have replaced your inclusion of the Tiger Moth, but I have changed "innovative" to "notable", as the notability of the Tiger Moth is more readily apparent than its supposed innovation.

I have also edited the sentence so that the reader will be clear that the first jetliner was the Comet, as your version introduces confusion as to whether the first jetliner was the Comet or the Tiger Moth.

Is this enough to prevent your promised "WAR"?

Sincerely, SamBlob (talk) 10:58, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Yet more problems with your edit summaries[edit]

Following this good-faith collaborative edit by User:SamBlob, which corrected inaccurate content and made a perfectly reasonable addition to the lead of the de Havilland article, you removed the addition and attacked Samblob with this edit summary.

Next, when he reworded specifically to try to appease you, you undid his revision, reverted to your "own" version, and again wrote an attacking edsum [28].

You were blocked after a string of attacking edit summaries directed at this editor. When you came off the block you attacked him again. And now, yet again. This pattern of bullying, intimidatory behaviour is unacceptable. You can either stop repeating the behaviour or continue and be blocked indefinitely. Writegeist (talk) 14:53, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

As ever, the war comes from your (apparent) pal Samblob so here's some of your own words for you:

"Get back under your bridge and stop posting to my talk. If you want your crap on a talk page use yours, not mine. Writegeist (talk) 13:59, 23 July 2012 (UTC)"

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Siemens Brothers[edit]

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Coupé de ville[edit]

Congratulations on re-opening this and related cans of worms. I applaud your "rewrite the darned thing! We will ALWYS trip over ourselves if we keep up the Yankification of Wikipedia - same words have different terms in different parts of the world". Though startled by the quite remarkable lapse of the succeeding editor. Mind you I'm not sure your re-write was correct but then neither is what you were re-writing. I look forward to a "re-development" of the little article this time using reliable references. Best wishes to you, Eddaido (talk) 01:17, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your message - I hope that I find you well! I think certain cans of worms are worth reopening - have a look at the definition of Biscuit, which had become in the seemingly continual process of Yankification as something which was definitively (and not to be argued with) soft doughy objects in gravy. We now have Biscuits (European) and Biscuit has become a big-link/virtual disambiguation page. If you read the German and French Wiki articles on the same Coupe de Ville subject (translations available via Google), then they follow the same form as I did in the rewrite - hence why I did as I did to improve the article. These accept that the words can have different interpretations in different countries - why should we as an encyclopaedia be afraid of this? As a Brit (much as though I spent 20 years working in North America), I haven't got a clue what a Town Car is above a Lincoln model. If you ask me to define an open front topped/enclosed rear car then I'd call it a Sedanca de Ville, as (a) I own one, and (b) the UK dealer chap who I bought it from described it as such, as that's what the Rolls Royce/HJ Mulliner build sheet described it as such. I also accept that if I went to France and Germany, they would define it as a Coupe de Ville, which would have a very different interpretation in North America (hence why I added a North America section in the rewrite - plus it keeps them happy). I personally don't think that if there are major reference sources that clash we should be worried as an encyclopaedia to provide reader guidance around the wording - the article before I started my rewrite didn't even define the term as French language in origin! I think that there is a lot more to go on the article, but the opportunity here is in (1) the definition of what the word means and then (2) how then each area of the world interprets it. Best Regards, --Trident13 (talk) 10:53, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
I agree. I don’t want to get involved myself for a couple of reasons. The most important is that for the moment I’m minimising my WP involvement, the other is that I found what seemed to be a suitable reference maybe three years back. It may have been this Illustrated dictionary of automobile body styles / Lennart W. Haajanen ; illustrations by Bertil Nyden ; foreword by Karl Ludvigsen.
This book (if its the right one and it probably is) was downright upsetting because the author gives the right definitions then kinda takes a deep breath, and provides a few more alongside that seem to contradict what he has just said. I don’t know your level of experience with publishers but I suggest an agent or publisher sent it to USA for an opinion on its saleability and the simple response could have been along the lines of "Few buyers unless you try to fit with all USA’s most casual uninformed usages, them’s the kind what (you hope) will be buying your book". So I stopped worrying and tried to ignore WP's (to my mind) often moderately out of wack versions.
Here is the (USA) library association’s Booklist description of that book: “As the preface states, "Few things have been subject to so many confusing type names and designations as automobile models and body styles." Where did the terms station wagon, sedan, or spider originate, and how have they come to be used? This dictionary is intended for students of automotive history and other car buffs to help them sort out this confusion. Both modern terms (All wheel drive, Flattop, Hatchback) and those inherited from the horse-and-buggy era (Brougham, Cabriolet, Landau) are included. More coverage is given to innovations and developments in auto body styles in the early twentieth century. Entries include one- or two-paragraph descriptions of the term, including the period of usage, origins and history, variations, and language varieties. American, British, French, German, and Italian varieties are given, but there is no mention of Japanese, Korean, or other designs. Trucks are excluded, but SUVs and minivans are included. Cross-references include backward and forward pointing arrows for earlier and later usages. Terms in all capital letters have their own entries. Some entries illustrate body styles with generic-looking line drawings. There are many car books, but no other source provides definitions of body styles. Recommended for libraries with specialized automobile collections.” -- RBB Copyright 2003 Booklist
Our local library’s copy is out until the end of this month (well, 1 July). Should I put my name down for when it comes available?
I think WP should try to set some standards (while holding to its own rules) in the naming of old models and styles. Maybe like you suggest by lining up usages into regions. WP should lend its weight to clarification and codifying rather than adding to the confusion. I envy you your car which is bound to be very nice indeed. A sedanca de ville must have been the most distinguished formal motor transport a man could have. Fully enclosed — stuffy (twice over).
I'm sorry - this response has been waiting here near 24 hours, its been a full day today. Regards, Eddaido (talk) 10:18, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Town car[edit]

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Jaguar Merge With BMC[edit]

Hello Addaido,

Thanks for getting in touch.

With regards to your question I'm afraid I cannot agree with this. The facts are that Lyons and Harriman agreed to merge the two companies and stated this at the press conference and in subsequent written comments. What a journalist may have interpreted from the announcement - or if some other companies have used the term 'merge' for other reasons - is not relevant to what was actually agreed and took place.

Kind regards,

Dainase — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dainase (talkcontribs) 14:00, 11 November 2014 (UTC)


Hi Dainase, Addaido & I were working on a related article: Talk:Swallow_Sidecar_Company. Perhaps we could get your support for the merge.--Hutcher (talk) 16:52, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

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Looking over your excellent Morris articles, it seems this is either a Morris Cowley or a Morris Oxford. Can you ID it for me? It was identified as a "KX 50 Flatnose Morris with Eccles Caravan body". Thanks! Maury Markowitz (talk) 22:35, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

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Morris-Commercial T-type 1 ton 1925
Thanks for your kind words. It looks to me just like one of these but I'm not all that good on the commercial versions. Regards, Eddaido (talk) 04:54, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
Oh yes, I think that is precisely what it is. The "KX-50" is a bit of a red herring, I later noticed this was the license plate :-) Maury Markowitz (talk) 13:07, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

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Speke[edit]

My eye was caught by this line in the Humber entry:

"At Speke, Liverpool, another shadow factory opened in April 1939 assembled bombers."

I didn't hang around long enough to figure out if it came from you or someone else, but right now I think you probably have better (at least better practiced) access to relevant sources than I do. The only car plant I know about in Speke was the Triumph plant where they made the Triumph TR7 and other assorted .... um .... cars, but (1) I don't think it was set up till many years after the Second World War and (2) Triumph is nothing to do with Humber. Whoever entered that line may well know something I don't know - almost certainly does - but do you mind checking that line, please? More generally thanks for giving the Humber entry a clearer structure. Regards Charles01 (talk) 12:18, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

Wha?!
No need to thank me, I only do it because it feels good (if not always - see the fresh amendments to Rootes).
The reference appears at the end of the paragraph. That is to say at the end of the next line. (!) Check with the website of your local library. Eddaido (talk) 03:24, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
If you don't have a source to hand that answers this, I think I'll paste my heckles to the Rootes page. I do have a reader's ticket for the University Library in Cambridge but haven't used it for years, and I imagine the bureaucratic slownesses haven't got any better in the interim. Your insights on our local library are pleasingly droll.... Best Charles01 (talk) 08:08, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
PLEASE read what I just wrote to you above. Why are you running on about finding something else? I meant you can check online Now with the ODNB, the source. OK?Eddaido (talk) 08:16, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

Identification request[edit]

Rolls Royce Phantom I Cabriolet (1928) arriving Schaffen-Diest (2015).jpg

I wonder if you'd mind finding a moment to tell me what this is, please? Sorry to be idle, but I figured you might be able to do it more easily and more reliably than I.

I was in two minds about uploading it. It's not a good colour for seeing the door lines, panel gaps and other stuff. On the other hand, it's more or less in focus, and I guess it MIGHT be unusual...

Anyhow, thanks if you will have any thoughts to share on this. Best wishes. Charles01 (talk) 10:54, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

That's interesting. My guess is a USA Phantom (wide grille=USA, long bonnet=Phantom) so I had a look and this is what Google gave me Hibbard & Darrin 1930. Maybe there is more. Will be back. Eddaido (talk) 11:59, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Brewster
I can't find a picture of it. It is a little strange insofar as the body would date it to 1935-1942, the headlights are late 1920s. I am defeated. Curses. Eddaido (talk) 12:47, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for thinking on it. There is (faint) reassurance for me in that if it was too difficult for you, then no wonder I couldn't figure it out. It looked and sounded almost truck like, a bit like the Bentleys of those days, but I never heard of a Rolls Royce badged Bentley that far back in time. Hmmm Best Charles01 (talk) 14:46, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
I wonder if it's a phoney aka replica...or at least a reconstruction by a dedicated engineer with a well stocked workshop
Here you go: Rolls Royce Springfield Phantom I Cabrio 1928 green vr. Never crossed my mind to look at the licence plate! best wishes, Eddaido (talk) 21:34, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Brilliant. Thank you much. It's very educative, this Wikipedia... Best Charles01 (talk) 06:01, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Karrier[edit]

Hi Eddaido, Thanks for your work on the Karrier page. With regard to the newspaper reference, the original edit just said 'the newspaper' and the only mention I could see was to The Times so it looked like a block quote. (Even though I thought it probably wasn't — & I used the phrase as a 'generic' description). If it is not, I was wondering why it was put into a field/parameter of its own, also including the Cob picture, which ends up rather unconventionally placed in my view. Is there any reason why the text should not be written 'normally' and the image placed say to the left &/or at the end of the text. Thanks. Regards, Eagleash (talk) 12:35, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your message. It was fair enough to put the Times in there, I was just spurred to further investigation by the "block quote" comment and needed to make an amendment to have an edit summary to put it in! Then I found that in Yorkshire / Huddersfield they said the name mechanical horse was given by Karrier. If you look at Scammell they seem to think a mechanical horse is their product. I don;t know the correct answer but I thought I'd wave a flag for Karrrier in case its Cob gets forgotten.
The paragraph, field as you put it, is about the Cob and I arranged the picture within it. You could enlarge the recovery vehicle pic to fit with the inbox above and then it would look better, well I think so. There is a shortage of nice pictures of dustcarts etc ; )) While of course I prefer what I've done there please feel free to try alternatives. By the way I hate being thanked for my contributions to WP. I only do it for pleasure! But thanks for the thought anyway. Best, Eddaido (talk) 12:47, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
Well it's polite!! (Too often interactions on WP lack civility IMO!). Anyways... my suggestion, for what it's worth, is taking the 3 sentences/paras outside of the Cob section and moving them to the top of the section and creating a subsection === Cob === and aligning the image to the left (at the bottom of the section). I've tried it on preview, but didn't save it, and I think it would be OK. The other image...I would like to move it away from the end of the i/bx where it also 'bridges' a heading... that's a pet hate dislike of mine but I haven't much idea where else it could go. Don't want to 'hide' it away too much... Eagleash (talk) 13:27, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
PS Any thoughts on including one of these pictures in the article (possibly the second one, in the Rootes section)? The Mr. Whippy brand was big news in UK in the 1960s... :P I'd forgotten they used Karrier vans. Eagleash (talk) 16:45, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
Please do re-arrange to suit, I can tell you if I think it might be improved. The recovery vehicle was jammed in because it was pre-Rootes and pushed beside that section. Everyone likes ice cream. Its Sunday here and in summer which comes soon someone drives a surely retired ice cream van playing tunes through its loudspeakers past this house. Never stops, must have sold out 40 years ago - probably early regression to infantilism (is there such a thing?) Maybe can't otherwise cope with all Sunday's grandchildren. Next time I will rush to the window and see if its in regulation pink, I think it is. Eddaido (talk) 22:42, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
Hi again, Well I've split up the section as I suggested above. I did try giving the Cob its own section and swapping things back and forth, but ended up doing what I first thought after all. Please feel free to critique at your leisure...I left the recovery vehicle image where it was and apart from it being right after the i/bx it seems OK there. There's an ice-cream van passes by here in the Summer too. I've never seen anyone buy one though. I did try once...he was too quick for me! Regards, Eagleash (talk) 23:34, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
More good work on the Karrier page I see! I couldn't find the right DVLA page to get the van reg. year...did this morning, but you got to it before me! The page is missing something more about the trolleybuses. I drafted out a very small section just a couple of lines really. (I've saved it in my sandbox). And the only ref I could find was this one which I feel isn't very good and has a hint of "circular" about it too. Also the images of the trolleybuses at Commons all seem to have "geograph.org.uk" in the file name so wondering if we can actually use them. The "Grace's Guide" site does have some dustcart images at the bottom but we probably can't use those either. Best. Eagleash (talk) 17:54, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
Am I wrong? I thought Geograph photos had the right licence for WP. I tracked down in Flickr a good enough Karrier Cob photo to replace the alleged Cob but I have not heard back from the photographer though I know he is friendly to the idea of letting his pics go to WP - its currently All rights reserved. Should the bad pic currently displayed in the article be taken down? I thought I'd wait to recategorise until I have a replacement and so there's no loose category floating about if you see what I mean. Graces Guide can be absolutely excellent and it can be wrong so I ignore it, find my own sources and then who needs Graces Guide. They have a relaxed attitude to copyright, or more relaxed than Wikimedia or they know a lot of things that I don't! Had a look in the sandbox, found a really nice photo of same subject and it says it was made by Sunbeam. In our article it says the trolley buses were sold off in 1946 so the Sunbeams are only Karriers by descent and not true Karriers or do I have that wrong too. No sign on the front of the buses. So all the trolley bus images should be recategorised? Regards, Eddaido (talk) 23:09, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
See narrative here:File:Bradford Trolleybus 735 at Black Country Living Museum - geograph.org.uk - 839238.jpg Eddaido (talk) 23:24, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
They Exist! Sandtoft Eddaido (talk) 23:46, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── (edit conflict) That's what I read on the Commons file. Licensing is a horrible mystery to me still, so I generally only use images I've taken and uploaded, to Commons, myself. So if you say it's OK to use that pic. if so decided, that's fine by me... I've just had another look at the Sunbeam (car company) article. It doesn't mention trolleybuses until Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq go bust in the 1930s, when it says car production at the original Wolverhampton factory stopped but trolleybus production continued and Karrier trolleybus prod. was moved there by 1939. It goes on to say that there was some badge engineering of trolleybuses also, (particularly during WWII). I found I couldn't enlarge the pics to check on the badge or branding on the front. As I read it, Sunbeam made trolleybuses before the takeover by Rootes — and Karrier also; both then separate companies. After the mergers the trolleybus production was rationalised over a period of time and could be branded as either Karrier or Sunbeam...or is it me that's got it wrong (usually is!). I would think the 'Cob' image can stay as it is for a day or 2, till the replacement is agreed. Oh! I wanted to ask you also about the car class (large car, exec., etc.) field in automobile infoboxes. I've seen a couple of articles I watch where it's been removed after an IP inserted it. The field still exists in the infobox template so was wondering if it had been recently deprecated or something...agreed it's not a great deal of use and a bit POV... Regards, Eagleash (talk) 23:57, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

I do remember seeing something about images from Geograph but I can't find it now. I think the image you like is excellent, its in a pleasing setting too. It'd be nice to get that image from Sandtoft but I am discouraged by the photographer having planted her name in the foreground. Better that we show a complete Karrier of the 1930s than an invisible Karrier chassis. Infoboxes. I reverted a number of edits by an IP that put, I thought, silly terms in that slot. Is there one in particular that you are thinking of? Eddaido (talk) 04:23, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
I think it was the Lancia Aurelia article that I first noticed the infobox thingy. I then noticed other reversions by other editors. I don't complete that field if I find it empty but have no objection to (say) full size car, executive car etc. appearing there (as noted in the infobox doc 'instructions') It is however the sort of thing that provokes squabbles in motorcycling articles (sport bike, tourer etc.) and some terms don't sit well with older vehicles. & then there's things like C-segment.....Anyways I see what you mean about the t/bus pic. It would be better if a genuine Karrier from pre-merger could be found. Might be quite difficult. I won't start the trolleybus section as yet. Need to try to find some more info and better sources too. Best, Eagleash (talk) 10:58, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
I have found a small number of newspaper times, one is about the supply of 4 new wartime Karrier buses with steel not aluminium bodies and about 8 fewer passengers than usual. ---an hour or two--- Too many emails so I do not know what was in my mind other than replying. re Hutchinson. Yes, nothing in his article. I get maddened by NZ articles written simply because a person was an MP for 6 months and he is described as a politician and a shepherd (just as unlikely here as anywhere else) Hutchinson suffers because he is notable for golf and not yet for being a rich man so I have reverted. I am also well into an article about the Direct United States Cable Co because it fits with other stuff about transAtlantic cables written earlier. Have just been tackling website owners about infringement of copyrights with Wikimedia photos and they are surprised! Grrr, off to bed. Eddaido (talk) 13:00, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
Well I was going to try to get to the library in the next couple of days. I'm sure I saw something useful there last time I was looking for motorbike info... Re: Hutchison if he is the same guy and you have a source which links the 2 parts together, I.e. his address, perhaps something could be put into his article (sourced) to the effect that he was also a businessman &/or entrepreneur, and referring to the Commer Co., otherwise somebody in the future, might well remove the link again. Thanks. Eagleash (talk) 13:25, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
29 Lennox Gardens? Royal Exchange Assurance 213th annual general meeting of the General Court reported in the times page 21 27 April 1933. " . . . Before I proceed to a review of the past year I must first express our deepest regret at the loss we have sustained by the death of Mr Horace Hutchinson and more recently that of Sir Edward Manville. Mr Hutchinson had been chairman . . . ." Eddaido (talk) 13:48, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
I'm not sure why you have put a question mark after the address?..that is the address in Hutchison's article and your edit summary at Commer indicates that the 2 Hutchison incarnations lived at the same address. So I'm assuming you have sourced that from somewhere? If I have it right, there is a ref that a Mr. Hutchison registered the Commer name but it doesn't tie him to Horace Hutchison the golfer. May well have been the same person, not impossible that it was someone of the same name. What's needed in my view is an entry, with a source, in Hutchison's article that can show he was a director of Royal Exchange and then there's no problem with the link. Eagleash (talk) 14:06, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
I've spent a fair part of the afternoon trying to find something that would confirm his business interests but everything just says he was a golfer and a writer...quite a number of books too... Eagleash (talk) 15:50, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
The question mark is because I am asking you. I have just come home (from the gym) and found your message. If you have a library card you can access (as I do) The Times online. If you go to the Hathi Trust site you can look up the reference (in the Commer article) to The Commercial Motor which will give you the 29 Lennox gardens address. If someone (not you) disconnects the link again I will leave it unlinked. I have too many things on the go to do everything at once. When I sort out the Direct USA cable Co I will do that too. How about looking around yourself if at Hathi Trust and The Times if only to prove me wrong! Why the fixation? Regards, Eddaido (talk) 23:32, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
Hi again. I seem to have struck a problem. I have tried to email you and I've not received a copy myself. I'm not sure what that means, WP email not working? I've done something wrong? Cheers, Eddaido (talk) 09:37, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Karrier trolley bus pictures[edit]

This link will show a whole lot of Karrier trolleys but it will be necessary for you to obtain the photographer's consent. Eddaido (talk) 05:20, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Hello, I had a bit of a Wiki- (semi) break yesterday, partly voluntary, partly brought about by RL. There are some good pics there, but I think (if & when) I will probably use the one from Commons, not least because I do not know the correct or best way to go about obtaining permissions, nor am I inclined to find out! :P
I cannot get access to The Times; every page I find, requires log-in and/or subscription and none of them have a field to use a library card number. I did find one website which showed the libraries that subscribe but mine wasn't one of them and according to that site there's only about a dozen or so in UK that do. (Won't pay the Murdoch shilling?) I did find a couple of pages about Hutchinson on the Hathi site but was unable to find anything about Commer. I've no desire to prove you wrong, as you suggest, but merely to confirm accuracy as Wiki requires.
Re: e-mail: I haven't received anything and I have checked in preferences and it is enabled. I also disabled it and re-enabled just in case but no, nothing seen. Eagleash (talk) 12:40, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
RL. Ralph Lauren? Real Life? You need to contact the holder of a copyright to ask them to publish the picture with a licence acceptable to Wikimedia. Someone calls themselves Mr Sandtoft. Maybe if we contacted the office there Mr Sandtoft might be prepared to take a few pics just for WP? I assume it is staffed by volunteers. Might be a serious Karrier fan and love the idea.
Its my understanding that every ordinary public library in UK like in Australia NZ probably Canada provides free access to The Times from their own website, maybe even the IRA . . . Simplest and quickest solution is to phone your library and ask (this is the point when I can find it hard to get someone who does know the answer but we must try!) or have a glance at their website or tell me which library site to look at(!) I do not properly understand Hathi Trust's workings but get started with a more general request like Autocar magazine and then search there? I don't know. Similar with Internet Archive. During 12 hours intensive searching yesterday and the day before for refs to placate Eagleash I found the The Commercial Motor has set up its own archive right back to the beginning of the magazine. I also found after an hour or so that it locks you out from free access unless you are in the truck trade. Aargh. I guess you will be starting with a clean slate so give it a try. Email required by me so I can send attachments to make you comfortable about the golfing couple. Underdown was a serious golfer too. I'll give the WP system another go at emailing. Cheers, Eddaido (talk) 22:17, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
Yeah that Lauren bloke is a real pain... I might explore the licensing 'system' sometime, but I don't feel inclined to at the moment...
My library is Croydon Libraries (South London) and this is the closest I can find to any info. about online subscription services...
No eMails seen yet... WP eMail must be broken. Eagleash (talk) 23:40, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
Update, when I saved the above there suddenly appeared a new talk page message which said I had mail. So I checked my google mail inbox and yes there was something there → 'view message' took me back to my talk page but there was nothing new there, just the mail template and your talk page message of yesterday (changed pic), so I'm not sure if I should be seeing something else or not...or even if I'm looking in the right place. Eagleash (talk) 23:50, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
"Enquire is a free, live-chat question and answer service available 24 hours a day with trained library staff. Libraries throughout England take it in turns to deliver the service Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm, with libraries in the United States answering your questions at other times. Ask a question via Enquire and get a response straight away from the real-time 24 hour service." from here I can't but you can look at something they call "UK Newsstand" because I think that takes you to the right kind of place. Back soon, Eddaido (talk) 00:00, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
Croydon Libraries has decided I must be up to no good and now will show me almost nothing so Ask a Librarian (we have the same here) is the best bet, maybe in the morning so you don't need to explain what the Atlantic is to a US operator. I only wanted email to show you "the evidence" but the most compelling is from The Times so if you get into the Times no need for email which is going to be awkward anyway because when we make contact that way next we need to exchange proper addresses. What a (nuisance) Eddaido (talk) 00:11, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Well I got into the newsstand site without a problem, and initially just searched for 'Commer'. The first result yielded the info that Ecurie Ecosse used a Commer transporter when winning Le Mans in 1956 with the D-Type Jaaaaag. It didn't say what model Commer otherwise I'd probably already have it in the (Commer) article! :) I shall look at the Times in a moment. Croydon probably think you're a terrorist or something. Eagleash (talk) 00:55, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

But its the 3-cylinder 2-stroke version and its good-looking as well as racy. Its gotta be there. Legacy of growing up when even radio was in black and white as well as car magazines. I always assumed Ecurie Ecosse cars were grey like everyone else's. The head writer for Spooks used to live in the next suburb. I think because his wife needed to be here. He would commute to London each week for meetings with his team. Otherwise aside from the occasional incursion we don't do terrorists. Long may it continue. Eddaido (talk) 02:15, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
I've got back to it at last after Mr. Lauren's influence and a series of crises at WP:F1. Corgi did lots of Bantam models. I'll list em out sometime. I've added in the trolleybus pic. ..feel free to re-position if desired. Eagleash (talk) 21:56, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
That Lauren has a lot to answer for. Otherwise All Good. Eddaido (talk) 22:04, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
Corgi did 7 different Bantam models. Seems a bit of overkill to add them all. Eagleash (talk) 21:27, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
Seems like good sense to me. Cheers, Eddaido (talk) 21:58, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

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Amok times?[edit]

I confess, I'm not sure what you meant about Vulcan. If a fluid coupling is sourced elsewhere, go ahead & cite & include; IIRC, the C&D cite is for the Hydramatic anyhow, not the Vulcan. Or have I missed your point? TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 04:26, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

OK, I should have read the talk page, first. :( I have no issue with the removal. TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 04:34, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
Sorry for the mixup. As said, if it's mistakenly applied, go ahead & remove. If you're adding the info elsewhere, will you preserve the C&D cite? TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 04:39, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
You got nothing to take back. If I'd bothered to read it all first... :( Good find, nicely done. :) TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 04:43, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

AC Cars[edit]

Change of scene! I just added an image to AC Cars, (The 1959 single seater). I note you have been involved with the page before. I'm not sure about the image and there's a load in the article already. Perhaps you could take a look and see what you think. Ta. Eagleash (talk) 22:26, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

Nice picture but the car is all news to me. Where did it (the car) come from? There doesn't seem to be anything in the text to explain it. Does that matter? You live much nearer to Thames Ditton than I do. AC_Bristol rings a bell though, a rebodied Aceca?. Best, Eddaido (talk) 23:06, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
I suspect it is a Bristol-engined device. The cowl thingy is reminiscent of a Cooper-Bristol. It might even be a re-bodied early (pre-Jack Brabham rear-engine etc.) Cooper; they didn't seem to care what people did with their chassis or even if they copied them exactly (yes you Aston Butterworth!). The programme is no help; as a late entry running as an invitational, it didn't feature. Yes Thames Ditton is not very far and I'm even nearer to West Norwood, where AC was founded, which also borders Crystal Palace... small world. Eagleash (talk) 23:26, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, well my g-grandfather supervised the making of much of the cast-iron then each morning before opening time would take Queen Vic and kids and spouse on their daily inspect of the Crystal Palace but he moved here before the move to Norwood. I have a large pic of the Hyde Park opening ceremony on the wall in front of me. Does all this get me in somehow? I suspect until the advent of young Bernie and differently sourced money the competition was centred on the track and it would need to be a major transgression to call in lawyers. Have I digressed enough?
My thought would be there has to be something in the text about the car otherwise it is just an orphan or one-off car and not really tied to the encyclopaedia article. But I must say it is decorative. That nose is indeed Cooper-Bristolish. Guilty? (Bristol engineering like on windshield) Eddaido (talk) 00:29, 11 October 2015 (UTC)
Sadly not useable Eagleash (talk) 00:48, 11 October 2015 (UTC)
Could you squeeze that story into the photo caption? Eddaido (talk) 00:55, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────I could but I suspect someone would object. this adds a bit of weight..not much though. Eagleash (talk) 00:57, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

But that's User:Redsimon and it does read as a shorter version of the story you found earlier. Why not leave the image in its place and wait to see if there are objections. Let purists find it for themselves. Eddaido (talk) 03:43, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

Tom M. Scotney[edit]

It seems car bodies were very much a sideline or maybe even a misunderstanding by Bonhams. Anyhow, I've thrown various factoids (and maybe the odd quasi-factoid) at the page and now it's a complete mess. Were you minded to apply a fresh set of eyes, step back, take a deep breath, and apply a more coherent structure..... that would be a friendly act. Though maybe now we know he was a specialist manufacturer of prefabricated timber buildings during the war including housings for searchlights scanning the East Anglian skies for enemy aircraft, and his range included chicken housing during the 1950s when "we" were all encouraged to keep a few hens in the garden because of egg (and other proteinous stuff) rationing .... hell, I don't know. He CERTAINLY did trailers, so he's not completely divorced from the world of things on wheels. I think there are tales to tell there, but I'm not quite sure what or where or in which order. Hence the request for a fresh pair of eyes. I need to organise myself some lunch. Best Charles01 (talk) 10:30, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Hope it was a good lunch. I've had a try which you may see here: Motor Industry Minnow. Would you like me to try to explain my thinking behind each alteration? Sorry I got you into this. My apologies, Eddaido (talk) 08:18, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
Looks like good progress. Thanks. I don't feel strong enough to quiz you on each alteration, and I'm not sure how useful it would be if I did: but in any case, the overall effect is an improvement. It flows better. As far as I'm concerned your syntax changes should go live without undue delay: I'm always slightly hopeful others will come along next week, next month, next year - but maybe even in the next 24 hours - and contribute more so it's not helpful to have parallel versions lurking separately in sandboxes. Though I know different people may see some of those issues differently.Charles01 (talk) 08:52, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
OK, will do a quick copy and paste and proof read now. Thanks, Eddaido (talk) 08:55, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

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Talk:Automotive industry in New Zealand[edit]

Thanks for the comments. I will work my way down the list as time permits. I really appreciate your input and ideas. NealeFamily (talk) 11:10, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

More trolleybus stuff...[edit]

Hello again...

After all our good work on the Karrier etc. stuff, (sorry!) I thought that Clough, Smith might deserve a page. If Tilling-Stevens have one, and Straker-Squire; feel they do. Anyways, I have created a draft here. It's not that good really, but I was wondering if you could have a quick look at it before I move it into mainspace, see if you have any observations... I know I'll have to correct the title when it's moved. Thanks. (If you're too busy, or whatever....no problem). Regards, Eagleash (talk) 22:40, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Really good to hear from you Eagleash. That article looks all good to me. How would i go to find "Draft article space" I've never seen it before and maybe I should use it. I was left wondering about one thing, where was Clough, Smith's factory / works? I guess Yorks or Teesside. Keep up the Good Work! regards, Eddaido (talk) 00:17, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi, thanks, I've moved it into mainspace & it's already been reviewed. I added Yorkshire as a location; there's no info. in the book I used, apart from a reference to temporary premises at Leeds. Charles H. Roe also mentions Leeds but not ref'd. In the absence of more; that'll have to do I think. Draft...I've never written an article without going via draft and also adding the review tag when moving to mainspace. Shortcut is at WP:WIZARD and then there's a lot of damn fool questions about notability etc. before it asks for a title which then automatically creates in draft. Or, I think if you create something in article space you can move it to draft via "more" at the top of the page. Anyways, thanks for having a look at Clough. Regards, Eagleash (talk) 02:08, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

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Hooper coachbuilders question[edit]

I saw you are a major contributor for Hooper coachbuilders. I was wondering, did the company create any cars after 1959? This Silver Spirit coupe is credited as being a Hooper car. Maybe that's a typo? Any ideas?

http://silver-shadow-crewe.tumblr.com/post/133931823185/1988-rolls-royce-silver-spirit-by-hooper-co

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This is very puzzling. I see its a 2-door coupé so it will have been specially modified, possibly quite recently. Why not take up that site's invitation "Ask me anything" and Ask why that note is there. It is always possible that Hooper as (it says in the article) R-R retailer may have found someone to make the modifications and then added their name to the car's coachwork. Regards, Eddaido (talk) 04:05, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
I've found a news item in The Times of Friday 14 December 1990 saying "Hooper & Co one of only two coach building companies authorised by Rolls-Royce has started restoration of classic cars . . ." May be its all true? Eddaido (talk) 04:20, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
I've made some further amendments to the article though it leaves me a little uncomfortable, any thing further you may find out would be gratefully received. Eddaido (talk) 06:08, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

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Pyrgo Park[edit]

I have added material showing that both deriviations are correct! Leutha (talk) 13:33, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Well, umm, yes? but the road usage comes from a road junction forming a triangle as with triangular pieces of cloth (gores) in making a skirt or umbrella. Road in this case has nothing to do with this matter, your kind is the gore in Kensington Gore but it is the triangle that counts, not roads. Eddaido (talk) 20:15, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
What I suspect is that the word originally meant triangular something - perhaps a piece of cloth particular related to gussets, and then by analogy used for triangular pieces of land which are often created at three way junctions. I think this needs more research which could lead to improving the Gore (road) page. Leutha (talk) 22:24, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Ummm - suspect?? Please read your very own Collins reference!
I have not looked more than a second at the Gore road page, seems fine to me if quite completely un-referenced. There must be plenty more undoubted authorities around. Thanks, Eddaido (talk) 22:34, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Karrier[edit]

In answer to your question...they're great pics but probably don't belong in the Karrier article as the the relevance is a bit tenuous (IMO). Perhaps one could be kept just to demonstrate the point, and others go in the Chrysler UK article (if such a thing exists). I would think there's a fair chance of someone bobbing up and just deleting them as not pertinent, but given the way of Wiki that may take some time...:) Regards, Eagleash (talk) 08:41, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks EA, good to hear from you and, yes, the message was meant for you! It is because a certain other editor finds it hard to credit that Chrysler was actually making things (I understand a lot more than just assembling Canadian bits and pieces) in Britain in the 1930s and had quite a substantial presence. Many readers think of the short-lived Chrysler Europe as just a renamed Rootes Group. And yet it might be hard to write any kind of article about it. If you find a source of inspiraition please let me know. Please adjust Karrier to suit or I suppose simply revert. Best regards, Eddaido (talk) 08:51, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

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Probably inappropriate off-Wiki question[edit]

Hello; I don't suppose you know of a way to find an eMail address or at a pinch, 'phone No. for a NZ company? Old family friends and as exec. of an estate in UK I have some things that belong to them. No worries if you can't help. Thanks. Regards, Eagleash (talk) 15:54, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

All my pleasure, though I'm afraid I don't know them personally. (It is said that all this country is within 3 degrees of separation or whatever) probably because they may be new arrivals(!) Try this for a home address phone +64 3 942 6396 in case it doesn't work. And it seems he's on this list at Ilam which does not include an email address, d n it. Here is a possible connection. You might have to post a letter. If someone changes address it usually shows immediately in the online phone directory. Have a nice Sunday, Eddaido (talk) 20:58, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for your efforts. It does help....moves the process along even if just by eliminating possibilities. Thanks again. Regards, Eagleash (talk) 17:34, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
I don't mind phoning their home or his practice to get an email address but would that be OK with you? Eddaido (talk) 21:00, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
It's good of you to offer but it might be best if you didn't! The situation is slightly more complicated than it appears at first sight and might involve a lot of long-winded explanations if they asked why you wanted it. I'm also not sure that the dentist chap is the same one. I don't really know him; 'her' I knew from birth. As it happens I've got a letter done to Deirdre but not posted as yet; will do as soon as some more RL probs are out of the way! Thanks again. Regards, Eagleash (talk) 11:36, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
No problem. Glad I decided it wiser to ask first. Best, Eddaido (talk) 12:16, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

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Sorry to tread on your toes Eddaido, I didn't intend to steal your thunder. Sincere apologies, but I just thought the article deserved a DYK and evidently didn't go about it the right way! I'm more than happy for you to take full credit for it. Red Sunset 18:38, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

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Cornwall Park Cricket Club[edit]

Hi Eddaido, I've undone your copy and paste move of this article. Can you list it at Wikipedia:Requested moves if you want to move it. Thanks Mattlore (talk) 20:14, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Sure. Eddaido (talk) 20:19, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Cheers, doing it that way saves the edit history of the page. Mattlore (talk) 20:59, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
No problem, I just needed to know that was the right way to do it. Eddaido (talk) 21:01, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

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Commer FC[edit]

Hello,
Some 'local' knowledge needed here on the FC page please if you would be so kind... An editor has added some info. about NZ production of this van. I think it must be an editor from your side of the planet. It is unsourced and I have yet to find anything that would bear it out. (Rather than just delete it). Do you know of anything that might help. (I've moved it to a seaparate section and tagged it for refs). Thanks. Regards, Eagleash (talk) 14:28, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

This IP's edits are all correct I think. (I realise we need refs) Sounds like someone of my generation. Those vans certainly were a familiar sight. They would not have been imported assembled. They were considered the perfect subject for training unskilled new immigrant labour (when that was all the workforce available).
Perhaps this IP contributor is the same person who supplies the address: howard@eclass.co.nz at the foot of this page Doesn't seem to be interested in vans but there is quite a lot there on his website. I suppose we need confirmation in print. I've sent you a few emails through the WP system and you have never responded. I should have told you I was sending them but it didn't seem vitally important. Do you know if there is a way we can unplug / plug-in this communication channel?
Good to hear from you. Please would you take on a supervisory role or, better, that and a contributory role at British shadow factories. Best regards, Eddaido (talk) 22:16, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
Sorry, delay, F1 project woes, RL and trolls at the help-desk. OK, there might be something out there somewhere about the NZ prod. I might even ask the editor where they got their info. Emails; my eMail is enabled but I haven't seen anything from you I'm afraid. 'Enabling' is under the preferences tab, on the first page below the edit count bit. I've looked at the shadow factory page, it's a bit out of my usual area of expertise really. Some of it could do with a bit of a re-write though. Eagleash (talk) 11:21, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
No problem about delay. Don't you worry I will order the book on local Commers to be delivered again to local branch library though it is impossibly boring. Sorry about F1. Please rewrite the shadow stuff. Please also send me an email, have not had a problem before though it is a while now since I have needed to use it. Eddaido (talk) 11:32, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
OK Sent a very brief test eMail. I might have a bit of a look at the shadow page in due course; when circs allow, that is. Eagleash (talk) 13:32, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. I get lots of email from WP all day about changes to articles etc. But what is odd is i have just sent you a message and confirmed that "Send me copies of emails I send to other users" is ticked and it is but I have never received a copy of my emails sent to you. And of course your latest test didn't come through. I must go look for help. Eddaido (talk) 21:35, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
I received a copy of what I sent to you. I have not received your reply. Looks as if there's something up with the email system at your end. Eagleash (talk) 21:45, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
I see it can be blocked. I will find an admin to check for me. Eddaido (talk) 21:47, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
You could always contact me via my Wordpress. ;) Eagleash (talk) 22:17, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

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EMail[edit]

I can not do what you asked me to do, but I can help you fix your email. Did you receive an email from me? -- PBS (talk) 22:53, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

Yes I have received your email! Thank you very much!! I wonder what has been going wrong. Have a very nice Sunday. Many many thanks, Eddaido (talk) 23:03, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
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Yes it worked again, once. Haven't tried again since then so I've just sent you an email ensuring the send me a copy box was ticked and so far I've received no copy. If you don't receive my message what do you recommend I do? Many thanks, Eddaido (talk) 21:53, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
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NZ automotive industry[edit]

I like your rewrite of the intro - it may need some referencing for the claims in a few spots though. Other than that good work. NealeFamily (talk) 11:10, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

Thank you. Am having trouble verifying "first cars in NZ but we'll get there - for you to check. Eddaido (talk) 11:15, 25 March 2016 (UTC)
I'll add it to my to do list - cheers NealeFamily (talk) 11:00, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
Good morning, would you mind detailing the claims that need referencing please. Where did the idea of three 3-wheelers come from so I can see if I can track down its sources. It may be quite correct just the owners are not correct. Thanks, Eddaido (talk) 19:41, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
Really great upgrade on the article - good work NealeFamily (talk) 23:38, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks but I've a long way to go and enthusiasm is currently low. I'm surrounded by dead boring source material. Eddaido (talk) 01:02, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

George Wild[edit]

Actually, he's in a number of subcategories of Category:16th-century English people, hence the removal. That category is too full, and I'm trying to bring some order to it. As it stands I've added him to Category:16th-century English lawyers; I will add him to other apposite ones as needed. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 00:25, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

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Hi and thanks for your message. I don't know much about this topic, and I understand the edit may have included more up to date information, but it didn't appear to me to meet the standard of verifiability as it was unsourced content replacing sourced content and in addition was added by a COI editor. (Or, for example in the infobox, the membership number was changed but the same source given, which means the source did not say what the article was then claiming it did). I hope that makes sense, let me know if not. If you have sources that confirm the new content, please do update the page, thanks. Melcous (talk) 00:10, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Yep, now I'm confused - I didn't revert your editing, I reverted the editing of a user called "cvvogb" (who now has a new name), and back to the edit made by QueenCake, which was exactly the same as your last edit but with added categories. But yes, if there has been a misunderstanding feel free to fix what you think the problem is. Melcous (talk) 00:48, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
I'm not trying to fight. I have helped by fixing some formatting errors, and the maintenance tags are there to indicate that the current content is unsourced. They can be removed once you have added sources, but you really shouldn't be adding content without sources. Melcous (talk) 09:40, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
Seriously, I have no idea what you are so upset about. I have not reverted any of your editing! (Unless you are operating multiple accounts??!) You don't need to "sort out" my copyedits, all I have done is fix incorrect formatting you introduced into the article and add tags requesting citations, nothing more. You do not own the article and if you are going to add content without sources then you should expect other editors to revert or add tags requesting citations. Plus, if you have a personal relationship with the club outside of wikipedia then it sounds like you might have a conflict of interest and if so shouldn't be editing the article anyway. Melcous (talk) 09:48, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
Speed reading? Mistakes? You are really not making any sense to me. The edit you are talking about (diff you included on my talk page) is where I reverted the edits of another editor, not you. Or are you saying that you are that editor are one and the same? And that edit took the article back to almost exactly what it was the last time you edited it (which, by the way, before I edited the article, was in October 2014). Melcous (talk) 10:23, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

This editor, Melcous, has removed all trace of a particular entry on this page which she presumably did not like. For my responses please go to User talk:Melcous. Eddaido (talk) 02:56, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

"Removed all trace"? No, it's still right there in the edit history. "Presumably did not like"? No again, my edit summary made clear it was because the content was unsourced and added by a conflict of interest editor. Melcous (talk) 22:33, 7 May 2016 (UTC)
Absolutely M a g i c ! ! here it is again — User talk:Melcous. otherwise - the breathtaking logic is dumbfounding. reader please see Veteran Car Club of Great Britain: Revision history. Eddaido (talk) 23:37, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

Tiger pics[edit]

there is already a front shot in the above paragraph, and a slightly cropped rear shot in the paragraph below. Your two of the same car, certainly welcome. Could there be some movement, like your two of the II be in the II paragraph ? and the I etc ... I just got home, so I don't want to half arse it quite this early ... Dave Rave (talk) 08:45, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

You see no difference between the green and the red cars? I am puzzled. Eddaido (talk) 08:47, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Automobile industry in New Zealand[edit]

Make that 2 days running now - unreal. NealeFamily (talk) 21:00, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

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Removing the term "Standard/standard" from the Bentley S3 article[edit]

There isn't any confusion. "Standard" is a descriptor, an adjective. It is capitalized when it is the 1st word in a sentence, caption, or Infobox entry. Nowhere is it implied that "Standard" is the name of an Bentley S model, like the modifier "Continental". Your approach, while well done, is very extreme to a non-issue.71.233.84.208 (talk) 23:20, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes, it is an adjective I put in to clarify for those unfamiliar with the subject, it was my mistake but capitalising it turns it into a model name which it is not. If you think it is a non-issue you do not know enough about the subject! Regards, Eddaido (talk) 23:29, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
There was an edit conflict, your amendment does not change anything so far as I can see. Please quote chapter and verse on MOS i always just get lost and forget about it and I'd like to know why you believe your claim is correct. Thanks, Eddaido (talk) 23:29, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

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Hi, just picking your brains... on the above, the infamous F1 IP editor has added a table of GP results to the page. He's very fond of tables (more on that via eMail if you're interested) but do you think it's something that should be included? It's not a defining aspect of the type of engine in fact it was a failure at that 'level'. Regards, Eagleash (talk) 16:05, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi, good to hear from you. I just don't develop strong opinions about things outside my immediate focus. The table does seem to throw the article out of balance. If there were "performance" details for the other manifestations it'd be OK wouldn't it. Another editor once said to me that an encyclopedia should contain useful information and for that reason alone any useful info should be considered carefully before rejection (I must admit this opinion suited me at the time yet I do think it is sound judgement).
Is the BRM engine sufficiently notable to have its own article? I am quite sure it is. But, there's a challenge that I wouldn't take up myself! If that were done I think the table certainly should be removed from H Engine and appear in its BRM article.
Failing that new article it does throw this article off balance, but if it were balanced by items about the other like engines, motorbike, aero it should stay. It is indeed a record of failure but that is exactly the point being made and it was so nearly successful. I notice no one has troubled with the concept since or am I guessing wrong. At least it gives a thoughtful reader some idea of the time trouble effort and Money poured into trying to make it work well enough for what must be the world's most demanding motoring. Best, Eddaido (talk) 22:36, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. I won't delete it as things stand, but I can see one or two others not being keen on it...so in the fullness of time it may well disappear. I'm not sure the engine is worth its own article... our chum may well have split it off already if he'd thought about it... he did the same with some 4WD F1 cars from the 4WD in F1 article. I might discuss it with some F1 project members see if an article might fly. F1 rules since (IIRC) have been to a max of 12 cylinders (often less) over the intervening years..currently 1.6-litre hybrid turbo'd V6s...so the possibility hasn't really arisen. I doubt very much whether any other category would even think about it. Regards, Eagleash (talk) 11:46, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

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