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The Really Really Boring and Totally Pointless Snippets of Information Thread XXIV

Old 17th Oct 2014, 09:08
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I doubt spring loaded or some such,the street urchins would have quickly found a way to jam em with pebbles thus forcing the Tram to go the wrong way,which would have amused em greatly.
Of course the obvious answer is the Tram could only rejoin the main line coming from Dunston but not turn of to Dunston at that junction,a sort of Tram Diode.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 09:17
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Drapes,

We still have proper trams in Hong Kong.
This explains how it is done today.

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Old 17th Oct 2014, 09:39
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Morning all, bright and sunny and a 4th fig ready, four more getting on well and another 3 starting to ripen, quite incredible, a month ago I had lost all hope.

Great tram picture. Myself and my siblings used to get a spoonful of Virol Radio Malt every day, lovely!
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 09:46
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These ones are solid lumps of iron no moving parts.

Speaking of lumps of iron that is one hideous object Mr More
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 09:48
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It doesn't look like the straight-ahead rails are, in fact, rails in current use, however, any 'turnout' would have occurred some distance back from where the curve crosses the straight-ahead rails.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 09:50
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Possibly been a route change so they put new tracks in, cut off from the old ones but they left the old ones in the road for later removal?
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 10:08
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No the Trams ran all the way down to the bottom of Askew Road,that is the turn off heading for Dunston,I have a map somewhere.
Here yer go,bottom of the page in the middle,you can see the line branching off with Dunston at the end.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 10:12
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Tramways:
Facing points : Need some controls (controlled switches)
One direction trailing points : No need for controls
Large angle Crossovers : No need for controls (solid lump of iron)

Operations on the Hong Kong Tramways - Checkerboard Hill

Railroad switch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 10:22
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A block of flats for the FSL to sink
Ibiza afloat, horrible.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 11:05
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One is rather fond of the wee boat featured here:

Navigazione Laghi | Como Lake | Garda Lake | Maggiore Lake
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 11:32
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Yes!

I rather fancy a summer time lunch cruise on that.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 11:46
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I see the RFA boat has just sailed from Falmouth on her way to Sierra Leone, it will be a rough night in the Bay.i hope they serve tea early.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 12:17
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Your big picture shows the cross-over, tony. The points would be on the straight bit further down, but the photo isn't clear enough to see them properly.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 12:35
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THE Navy ship from Falmouth was reported on the local radio this morning as being the "RAF Argus".

Whoops.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 12:59
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Morning. Another lovely one here. Cool and comfortable. Although I enjoy this time of year with the lack of humidity, I get electric shocks off everything. It's a real bummer

Lovely boat Magnus
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 13:19
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Afternoon folks. Late on parade - apologies. Got diverted doing stuff with Theo. Had a narrow miss this morn with some cretin riding his quad-bike on the footpath - What is it these days with cyclists and bikers using the footpaths instead of the road? Local plod totally not interested.

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Easy solution Mr Blacksheep - pay 'em more.





Oh! Through that door you say?
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 13:28
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Limeygal, she is a bonny wee thing. I've not been on one of the meal cruises, but we often use her when she's on ferry duties around the lake, and she has glass panels inboard of the paddle wheels so you can watch what's going on. One of these days I'll blag my way downstairs to see the engines.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 13:34
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Regarding trams and turnouts (points). This link is for model railways but the nomenclature is the same for full-size trackwork
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 13:57
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I think G-CPTN has it. Depends on relative dating. Lines change.


Was out at 0000600 in dark for quick shop in rain. dodged downpour and new brolly did not get a work out. Has to be over x amount of drops per sec. for brolly to be deployed.
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Old 17th Oct 2014, 13:59
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Angel

We are being fenced, well the fruit and veg bit is. Boss man thought he could do a rushed job. Idiot, he has worked for us many times before he should know better. They are all to come back tomorrow and straighten everything up. I will provide the set square, spirit level and plumb line. Just about to give the team a few beers. They have worked hard but not to my standards. One of these days they will get it right first time, OK this is Africa

Edited to add: how did that angel thing get there? Am I about to die?
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