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Jonny B

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Pagoda World 28
« on: February 18, 2021, 21:24:53 »
I wanted to let the folks here know that the next edition of Pagoda World - No 28 has been completed and mailed out. Hope you enjoy the stories.
Jonny B
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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2021, 21:32:06 »
Thanks!  :) :)
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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2021, 00:01:25 »
Reading the many postings and the quick responses of information and assistance that occur, we can appreciate the type of members that are part of the SL Group.

However, we also need to appreciate the dedication of our volunteer staff.  I am sure there are many members who have volunteered for various efforts who know that many times, members just "assume."

Here's my big THANK YOU to our volunteers like Jonny B
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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 00:09:37 »
 Yes, thanks to all the  folks involved in making this great magazine and now I will have something to look forward too on my daily 2 mile (RT) hike to the mail box ;D

John
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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2021, 00:41:29 »
I can only DITO what has been mentioned above, I often wonder how Jon manages to make Pagoda World and Pagoda Notes a realety On publishing date. 

ThankYou Jon !
Dieter

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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2021, 08:18:08 »
Well done Jon B!
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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2021, 08:35:27 »
My thanks to you Jon for all your selfless time and efforts that you put in to always producing our fantastic Pagoda World.

I am sure no. 28 will be every bit as interesting as all the other copy's in my collection.

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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2021, 14:40:25 »
Thank You Jonny B.
Regards,
Tom

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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2021, 15:35:25 »
Thank you Jon and contributors
Always brightens my day when it arrives.
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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2021, 19:32:59 »
Thank you Jon and contributors. Always brightens my day when it arrives.
Same here, it's always great to get some pleasant reading these days. thank you Jonny

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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2021, 21:34:51 »
 I don't know, I always found Jon a little bit lazy, haha  ;D

Seriously, he's kept Pagoda Notes going (for is it decades now?) and Pagoda World, and it takes a certain character to stick to making it happen for any amount of time. So thanks a million also from me, Jon!
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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2021, 18:17:36 »
Mine arrived today

Thank you
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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2021, 18:25:12 »
Mine arrived yesterday - truly impressive compared to some other clubs, where a US posted item arrives a month later in the UK than with US members.

I always enjoy reading it, and am grateful for all the efforts of Jon B and the contributors in providing such an interesting read.

This is one of the best clubs I have ever seen in operation - excellent technical resources and forum, active members asking questions, giving answers and providing interesting information that might benefit others, all within a polite engagement. I count myself extremely lucky to have joined it, and encourage all other Pagoda drivers I meet in the UK to do likewise.

Thanks once again.
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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2021, 20:10:13 »
Received my copy yesterday ThankYou Jon and all other contributors (Paul C, Carl S, Katie O, Dmitri, and Alan S), to this Issue 28 !!!

I just updated our New Sortable Pagoda World Index in our Technical Manual with this issue's Stories.

Check it out ---> https://www.sl113.org/wiki/Restricted/PagodaWorldIndex

Thanks again Jon and all other Contributers.

Dieter

PS. I can only second the comments made by Andrew ...

 
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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2021, 03:25:17 »
Nothing yet, waiting patiently.  :( 

Maybe tomorrow!
Ralph
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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2021, 17:00:50 »
Excellent job Jon.  Looks like some really interesting articles and great photo's.  Now I just need a lousy weather day so I can justify sitting down with a glass of wine and reading the whole issue.
Marcus
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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2021, 17:53:01 »
Mine came in yesterday's mail and am enjoying all the owner stories and photography.
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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2021, 13:41:13 »
Mmmh...haven't received mine yet...??
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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2021, 13:55:41 »
"The U.S. Mail is somewhat inconsistent these days," he said, tongue in cheek.  "A friend in Mc Lean, Virginia, barely 20 miles away from our home in Alexandria, Virginia, sent me a Christmas card, postmarked December 18, 2020, which I received on February 19, 2021.  The envelope also bore a hand stamped February 9, 2021 postmark from Charleston, South Carolina!"
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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2021, 14:58:18 »
I got mine yesterday. Another excellent job. Thank you Jon and the rest involved in the issue.
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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2021, 17:13:04 »
I got mine today, excellent edition, thank you all!
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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2021, 18:00:19 »
beautiful! ,, thanks to Jon and all for another great issue

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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2021, 20:39:00 »
Echo the prior comments around Jon's work - excellent.

All articles were great, except the goofy story about the "summer of the Pagoda".....

 ;D

And as someone pointed out for me - Ed is at European Auto Solutions, not what's in the article.

And I have to add - D.Kelly's picture on the inside back cover is absolutely stunning!

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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2021, 01:04:36 »
Received today.
Thanks to Jonny for another great issue (looking forward to reading) with spectacular photos - as usual!

One comment: it might be just me, but because of the pandemic isolation and our geographical distances, I enjoy seeing pictures of the faces behind the names that we share online in this forum. It makes it a little more personal for me
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Re: Pagoda World 28
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2021, 01:42:51 »
Great issue!  And those photographs.  WOW!