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Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jul 2020, 22:38
Replies: 217
Views: 37,876
Posted By radeng

It may well be that the US administration wishes...

It may well be that the US administration wishes to protect US (and maybe other countries) companies from supplying to a bankrupt country with a corrupt government that cannot actually meet its...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jul 2020, 22:25
Replies: 77
Views: 6,788
Posted By radeng

We've already seen over Hong Kong that any...

We've already seen over Hong Kong that any agreement, treaty or contract entered into by a Chinese firm or the Chinese government will be broken as soon as it suits them. We should start cutting...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jul 2020, 22:16
Replies: 22
Views: 1,554
Posted By radeng

I would argue that the really big mistake on the...

I would argue that the really big mistake on the GWR was appointing Collett to be CME rather than Stanier - the old problem of 'promotion by seniority'. Although some would argue, like Tuplin, that...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jul 2020, 22:06
Replies: 22
Views: 1,554
Posted By radeng

No, Halls were a Collett modification of a...

No, Halls were a Collett modification of a Churchward Saint to have smaller wheels, while the 6959 series of 'Modified Halls' were pure Hawksworth - nothing to do with Stanier and Crewe.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jul 2020, 17:12
Replies: 52
Views: 3,196
Posted By radeng

TTN, The line at Dawlish was washed away in...

TTN,

The line at Dawlish was washed away in the 1860s, and it should have been pretty obvious that it was a risky route. So why did IKB choose it? Cheapness? Not something he was renowned for,...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jul 2020, 00:13
Replies: 52
Views: 3,196
Posted By radeng

Except that induction charging is a very high...

Except that induction charging is a very high pollutant of the electromagnetic environment, and the present proposals will wipe out a lot of Long and Medium Wave broadcasting - as well as well as ...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jun 2020, 17:01
Replies: 36
Views: 1,693
Posted By radeng

Doesn't Brexit give the government the...

Doesn't Brexit give the government the opportunity to treat Amazon etc as UK companies liable to Corporation Tax on their UK profits, even if creative accounting shuffles them abroad? Of course,...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jun 2020, 16:53
Replies: 43
Views: 2,759
Posted By radeng

What always makes me dubious is the reliability...

What always makes me dubious is the reliability aspect and what are you left with when it breaks down? Car electronics is pretty good from a reliability viewpoint but the more components you have,...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jun 2020, 12:35
Replies: 102
Views: 9,963
Posted By radeng

Last time, they nationalised them because the...

Last time, they nationalised them because the money wasn't there to pay what they owed the railways sop the formed the British Transport Commission and made the railways buy themselves - as well...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jun 2020, 00:19
Replies: 102
Views: 9,963
Posted By radeng

. There's not much room left in the Lune...

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There's not much room left in the Lune Gorge and over the hill and past Penrith for a new line, so what's the alternative?

How much extra capacity would be obtained by reinstating the...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jun 2020, 00:04
Replies: 214
Views: 16,032
Posted By radeng

Sally Ann[QUOTE] Perhaps Boris could ask Huawei...

Sally Ann[QUOTE]
Perhaps Boris could ask Huawei to get it working for him.[/QUOTE

We do have a 'home grown' expert with a lot of experience in launching low cost satellites, including one that is...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jun 2020, 17:26
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By radeng

What about the sizes of grape and canister loads?

What about the sizes of grape and canister loads?
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jun 2020, 17:21
Replies: 62
Views: 4,765
Posted By radeng

In about 1985 or so, I was on the M^ around...

In about 1985 or so, I was on the M^ around Spaghetti Junction when an 1100 had first the offside rear wheel drop off and about two seconds later, the near side one did the same. It cam to a very...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jun 2020, 13:16
Replies: 62
Views: 4,765
Posted By radeng

The BBC quoted the Police as saying he had a...

The BBC quoted the Police as saying he had a mechanical failure so he could well have had no option but to stop very rapidly in the fast lane, which was why he was rear ended. So a mechanical failure...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jun 2020, 15:49
Replies: 214
Views: 16,032
Posted By radeng

AT Notts Except that the '13 Amp' plug...

AT Notts



Except that the '13 Amp' plug is only rated at 10 amps continuous and gets hot at 13.....
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jun 2020, 23:58
Replies: 84
Views: 7,701
Posted By radeng

Of course,' Washington DC' has to be remade. So...

Of course,' Washington DC' has to be remade. So does Washington State. The banknotes with Jefferson, Washington and Franklin must be withdrawn and re-issued. Those people who demand such actions...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jun 2020, 23:46
Replies: 101
Views: 6,527
Posted By radeng

I hadn't run my car for three weeks. tried it,...

I hadn't run my car for three weeks. tried it, dead as a do-do.

Got the RAC, warned them the battery was 11 years old, so they knew what to expect.. They found 0 volts on the DVM....

OK, £110 ....
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jun 2020, 22:40
Replies: 19
Views: 1,309
Posted By radeng

I find it interesting that it is reported that...

I find it interesting that it is reported that the 'suits' at the BBC felt that the troops needed more martial music to keep up their morale.. I would argue that Vera Lynn, by reminding them of home...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jun 2020, 20:35
Replies: 42
Views: 3,335
Posted By radeng

You are all forgetting that the laws of physics -...

You are all forgetting that the laws of physics - and anything else - do NOT apply to cats. As T. S. Eliot put it about Macavity (the Mystery Cat) "He's broken every human law, He breaks the Law of...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jun 2020, 20:30
Replies: 84
Views: 7,701
Posted By radeng

If there had been no colonialization in Africa in...

If there had been no colonialization in Africa in the 17 and 1800s, would the continent have developed in terms of civilisation and industry to the state it is in today? Or would it still be in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jun 2020, 00:07
Replies: 37
Views: 2,445
Posted By radeng

In 2016 a UK friend was on holiday visiting...

In 2016 a UK friend was on holiday visiting relations in New Orleans . After lunch with some American friends, he got back to his relatives and collapsed. Flat lined three times on the ECG (he was...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jun 2020, 21:32
Replies: 135
Views: 32,361
Posted By radeng

Serve the dumb sh&t right!

Serve the dumb sh&t right!
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jun 2020, 12:34
Replies: 753
Views: 67,720
Posted By radeng

Interesting that Mayor Khan wants to remove...

Interesting that Mayor Khan wants to remove statues of racists, but hasn't listed the statue of slave owning George Washington in Trafalgar Square....Presumably he isn't very good at history
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2020, 22:19
Replies: 18
Views: 2,467
Posted By radeng

Personally, when it comes to trusting a US...

Personally, when it comes to trusting a US government department who are attempting "Cover Your Ass" exercise I'd rather believe a well known UK firm of lawyers and QCs. In the same way as I would...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2020, 22:10
Replies: 66
Views: 6,216
Posted By radeng

Having been a professional radio engineer for...

Having been a professional radio engineer for over 50 years and having done a RadHaz course, if some body like him is so stupid, I really would trust to have him doing any medical work on me....
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