Asthmatic Camel's Nerdy Modelling Thread.

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I wouldn't know. I participate in neither activity.
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asthmatic camel wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 4:28 am
Witness wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:23 am
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Passengers have drinks in the Jolly Tar, one of the so-called "tavern cars" that the British Rail introduced in the 1940s.
Those were the days. Many long distance trains still allow drinking and have buffet cars but if you fancy a tipple on London Transport, or on the way to a football game, you're bang out of luck.
That’s changed “fairly” recently. I remember having drinks while traveling around London in the days before moving stateside (so early 2000s)

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Drinking in public's become very much frowned upon in recent years, Giz. Street drinking's banned altogether around here.
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Now the builders' yard is finally open again, T3h Attic of Doom™ is all but complete: the fresh timber needs treating and then the lot's getting a final coat of paint.

It has been a massive, filthy pain in the arse to do.

And now, perhaps, we are to begin...

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You know they detect grow rooms from the outside using thermal imaging right?
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Drinking in public's become very much frowned upon in recent years, Giz. Street drinking's banned altogether around here.
That’s a shame. (From my selfish nostalgia perspective). Still, I imagine it may have made croydon a little less terrible for those who live there.

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Fid wrote:
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You know they detect grow rooms from the outside using thermal imaging right?
Yep but, seeing as I can't abide cannabis, (just the smell makes me heave), that's not going to be a problem!
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↑ Keep an extinguisher at hand. :notsure:




Hydrogen trains could be on their way to Italy after major firms seal five-year agreement
  • As concerns about air pollution grow, zero and low-emission forms of transport could have a big role to play.
  • Alstom’s Coradia iLint is part of a small but growing cohort of hydrogen-powered transportation methods.
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Transport manufacturer Alstom and energy infrastructure firm Snam are to collaborate on the development of hydrogen trains in Italy, the latest example of work being undertaken to integrate the technology into mass-transit systems.

In an announcement Thursday the firms said that the agreement between them, which is set to last five years, would see French company Alstom “manufacture and maintain newly built or converted hydrogen trains.”

Snam, which is headquartered in San Donato Milanese, Italy, will focus on the development of infrastructure related to refueling, transport and production.

“We believe in hydrogen,” Michele Viale, who is managing director of Alstom Italy and Switzerland, said in a statement. “This is the reason why we have signed a partnership with Snam,” Viale added.

“Coradia iLint, the first hydrogen powered train, is already in passenger service between the towns of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde and Buxtehudehe in Germany.”

The Coradia iLint referenced by Viale entered into service in 2018, uses a hydrogen fuel-cell and, according to Alstom, emits just “steam and condensed water.”
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/04/hydroge ... ement.html

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Britain's railways will be 'renationalised' using emergency coronavirus measures - ending the current franchise system
  • Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has revealed plans to 'renationalise' railways
  • Under his proposals, ministers would have control over fares and timetables
  • His plans will be revealed in a report of an independent review into UK railways
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... sures.html

"A success, a flaming success" as Skeeve would write. :mrgreen:

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The British "privatization" was doomed to failure from day one because they didn't make it clear that the owners were responsible for maintaining it.

In effect the new owners became old school rural landlords of the railroad, rather than capitalists.
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Witness wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:06 am
↑ Keep an extinguisher at hand. :notsure:


“Coradia iLint, the first hydrogen powered train, is already in passenger service between the towns of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde and Buxtehudehe in Germany.”

The Coradia iLint referenced by Viale entered into service in 2018, uses a hydrogen fuel-cell and, according to Alstom, emits just “steam and condensed water.”
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/04/hydroge ... ement.html

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abd the thing is german too. :roll:
About that stereo

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Witness wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:06 am
↑ Keep an extinguisher at hand. :notsure:
An unforeseen benefit of the mirrored insulation I've used is that the loft is now noticeably cooler during spells of hot weather. As the roof is black slate, it soaks up heat like ed buying stolen antiques: the insulation reflects it back. In addition, unless I'm actually up there, there's no power supply at all. Still, it's not a bad idea, TY.
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ed wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:49 pm
abd the thing is german too. :roll:
You're such a pussy. :)