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Old 4th October 2016, 06:41   #7816
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That's the one I was looking for. I saw after I'd set the question that there was potentially one in Germany, near Bonn I think? But I was committed by then and Katla seemed more the definition of an active volcano.
Anyway the floor is yours, I lava your answer.
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Old 4th October 2016, 12:12   #7817
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The one near Bonn is the Laacher See. Its a large caldera lake and is potentially active. If you go to it you can watch gas bubbling up from the magma below. My degree dissertation was all about the Laacher See. Katla on the other hand is very active and there is baited breath for a large eruption. Every recorded eruption of Eyjafjallajökull has triggered a Katla eruption which hasn't happened yet.

So, keeping the volcano questions going because I can;

Somewhere in the UK is the remains of a truly enourmous supervolcano. Where?
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Old 4th October 2016, 12:48   #7818
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Giants Causeway ?
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Old 4th October 2016, 13:33   #7819
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I'm thinking it may be the one on Skye called Cuillin or similar? Again I only read something about it the other day and I seem to remember that there was more than one supervolcano in the uk. I know where the other one was I think but I'll try Skye first. Fascinating subject anyway.
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Giants Causeway ?
I went there last year (my wife's Northern Irish), what an amazing place.

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Its not Skye or the Causeway. It is however an outstanding example of a collapsed caldera
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Is it Glen Coe then?
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Was this the one that was featured in the, "Walking Through History "programme on the idiot box a couple of weeks ago?

Sorry, ignore. I've now remembered the programme was, "Walking Through Time" and the presenter was talking about a meteorite crater.

Isn't "Arthur's Seat" in Edinburgh a volcanic plug?

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Is it Glen Coe then?
It is indeed Glen Coe.
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Old 4th October 2016, 14:48   #7824
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I've extinguished my volcano knowledge now.
What was the first mass produced UK lorry with a tilting cab?
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Was it made by AEC? Apologies for my daft volcano answer.
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Was it made by AEC? Apologies for my daft volcano answer.
The volcano answer was good! But not quite as good as Koala bear
No not AEC but that was a good guess as the AEC Ergonomic cab was a very early tilting cab design.
Actually a friend of mine who restores old lorries had one of them and in order to change the engine you had to remove the cab, from what I remember it was sprung by a kind of mechanic murdering tortion bar arrangement, nice old truck though the Mandator.

I'd be happy here if someone just came up with the make rather than the model.

Clue - The cab was probably fairly easy to lift because of what it was made of.

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I don't know the answer but it got me thinking about all the defunct UK lorry manufacturers:

Foden, ERF etc. and where would we be without "N*****s like Scammel wheel nuts"?
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Old 4th October 2016, 20:54   #7828
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There's an answer in there Dale. Feel free to choose one of them...
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In that case I'll go for the Scammel Scarab, a feature of many model railways.
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In that case I'll go for the Scammel Scarab, a feature of many model railways.
A feature of mine too (all be it retired to a scrapyard).
Not the Scarab and not a Scammel I'm afraid.
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