Passed C+E (10 May) at Steeton

Day 4 of my Class 1 training today. Doing fairly well, driving the vehicle smoothly (well I think anyway :laughing: ), good awareness of size and road positioning. Quite happy with the reverse & uncouple/recouple. Just need to keep my head on Sat and remember to bring a big bag of luck with me !

As for the Class 2, plenty capable as a driver, just a case of dealing with test day nerves and the ‘unkown quantities’ entering these fine Yorkshire roundabouts.

Plenty pictures etc in my blog (link insig below) and I’ll let you know how I get on. Wish me well … :sunglasses:

tis-hame:
. Wish me well … :sunglasses:

… OH, go on then… (BIG SIGH) … hope you do well…

:wink: :laughing: :laughing:

ALL the BESTfor the TEST :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

All the best Colin

If you get Richard Brody, I hope he’s in a good mood.

Oh well … I only went and lost my licence yesteray ! ■■■■ examiner kept the thing, but assured me that DVLA would send me a new one with a +E thingy on it :smiley:

Well done mate!!!
About 2 weeks it took to get mine back… Just in time to wave it at Stobarts for a run :smiley:

tis-hame:
Oh well … I only went and lost my licence yesteray ! ■■■■ examiner kept the thing, but assured me that DVLA would send me a new one with a +E thingy on it :smiley:

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well done chap

WELL DONE! :smiley::D:D

Thanks guys ! Had an examiner called Colin Marsden so easy to remember first names. Also a keen biker so some common ground :smiley:

I reckon about 2/3 of the roundabouts I managed to ‘roll on’ in either 5th or 6th so that was a bonus ! Of the ones that were left I did worry that I had perhaps held up traffic on a couple bit obv not. My usual trick was to ‘race’ the change from 3 to 5; such that range change doesnt get time to happen; but managed to avoid that !

3 minors:

Moving off - control - Dont know what happened; went to pul away, clutch, parking brake, throttle, nothing happened. Parkingbrake back on checked gear, range etc, all ok, tried again, all ok … rolling … who knows ? Maybe just had a brain ■■■■ and didnt come up far enough on the clutch :blush:

Indication - Indicated right to move out past some roadworks and examiner felt that the car in the minor road on my right ‘may’ have thought I was turning into their road. Fair one I guess.

Following distance - Got a little close to the car in front at the crawl going round a roundabout. Could still see his rear tyres, but I was more concerned about the keep clear area behind me !!!

And the icing on the cake … It was a roaster in Keighley on Sat (29 degs) so we had the air con running in the cab, lovely. That was until about 40 mins into the drive when it was starting to get a little warm in the cab and the examiner thought he could smell burning ! OMG !!!

Now little did I know at the time but what had actually happened was that I had tipped the ‘Night heater’ button when I operated the parking brake !!! So I switched off the air con and the fan, smell still there, then he reaches behind his legs/feet cos he’s getting a ‘little’ hot and discovers where the heat is coming from. Now he cant reach the controls and I dont have enough time to look behind me to sort it out, so we plod on with the windows open !!!

Gets back to the centre and I pull to a stop, beep the horn and the examiner attracts the instructors attention. Now at this point, Gary (Inst) thinks I must have failed because I havent pulled fwd for the uncouple/re-couple and is VERY relieved when the examiner simply asks him to kill the night heater.

So that was that, 3 minors, burnt the examiners boots and still passed. A great day :laughing:

Maybe the gear problem was the simple fact that a range change doesn’t happen until the stick is in neutral. If you pop it into a gear slot, and then flip the switch, the range change won’t happen until you next change gear.

But very well done.

congratulations :smiley: nice examiner then ha ha

Nice one Colin, well done

Very Well Done :exclamation: :smiley: :exclamation: :smiley: :exclamation:

Haven’t had a CE pass round here for a wee while :exclamation:

ROG:

tis-hame:
Oh well … I only went and lost my licence yesteray ! ■■■■ examiner kept the thing, but assured me that DVLA would send me a new one with a +E thingy on it :smiley:

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Just a little thought…why don’t you stick a drag at the back of your “WellDoneMobile” for CE passes :question: :question:

SuperLez:
Just a little thought…why don’t you stick a drag at the back of your “WellDoneMobile” for CE passes :question: :question:

Cannot find a sideways view of artic or W&D

WELL DONE!!! :wink:

ROG:

SuperLez:
Just a little thought…why don’t you stick a drag at the back of your “WellDoneMobile” for CE passes :question: :question:

Cannot find a sideways view of artic or W&D

Can’t find what Rog■■? :sunglasses: :sunglasses: :sunglasses:

ROG:

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You can have that one on me :wink: If you want a blank one just ask.

macplaxton:

ROG:

SuperLez:
Just a little thought…why don’t you stick a drag at the back of your “WellDoneMobile” for CE passes :question: :question:

Cannot find a sideways view of artic or W&D

Can’t find what Rog■■? :sunglasses: :sunglasses: :sunglasses:

ROG:

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You can have that one on me :wink: If you want a blank one just ask.

THANK YOU - that wll do nicely :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Sorry it’s a Renault Premium! :laughing::lol::lol: