All went well initially with our mission, arriving in Skegness as per the pre arranged collection time, lathe loaded onto the trailer successfully, a nice cup of tea and a chat with John and his wife and off we went, destination: Eco-Shed, Norfolk.
After about an hour, I suddenly found that I only had 3rd and 4th gear... A bit worrying as with all the weight of the lathe and trailer behind me, I knew I had to keep rolling to a suitable place to stop. I managed another 20 miles without coming to a halt and then... Salvation: McDonalds! I knew that we could wait here for the AA with the convenience of toilet facilities and rank food.
Within half an hour a very nice man arrived and within another 30 minutes we were on our way again thanks to a bit of wire and a cable tie to connect the gear mechanism back together!
Good job I'm a member of the AA otherwise I would have had to fix the car with my wooden gear system, not sure how long that would of lasted!
Splinter Blog >