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Re: Picture(s) of the day..

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For train enthusiasts and Isle of Wight enthusiasts on the FCF, here's a picture of the day.

Inspired by my own curiosity for seaside piers, and a random incident over at the Pickled Egg, I give you...

A class 483, Island Line former London Underground train! (1938 Tube Stock no less and still in service nearly 80 years later..not bad for an EV :-D )

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Class 483 "Island Line" train - geograph.org.uk - 1407091 [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], by Ian Capper, from Wikimedia Commons

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And the Isle of Wight railway is one of the most reliable in the country.

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Neil, that is a most wonderful picture :) Thanks for posting it up... Love it!

I'm planning a cycle ride around the island next year and seeing such a picture makes it all worth it too :)
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And the Isle of Wight railway is one of the most reliable in the country.


Because it uses well-proven and solidly reliable 80 year old rolling-stock! There has to be a lesson in there somewhere ;)

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Jim, let me know when you head over there. I have a cousin who lives there, and she may be able to offer advise. I feel sure that DeanXM will also be able to help.

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CitroJim wrote:
05 Nov 2017, 16:35
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
05 Nov 2017, 14:38
And the Isle of Wight railway is one of the most reliable in the country.


Because it uses well-proven and solidly reliable 80 year old rolling-stock! There has to be a lesson in there somewhere ;)



More likely because it's so short you could cycle the entire length of the line and not need to get out of first gear. :-D

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
05 Nov 2017, 16:46
Jim, let me know when you head over there. I have a cousin who lives there, and she may be able to offer advise. I feel sure that DeanXM will also be able to help.


I will indeed James :) Thanks, appreciated muchly! I've already spoken with Dean about it...

Neil, not sure if this is a good one for POTD but this afternoon this happened... It is related to cars..

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This injury was inflicted by the tailgate of one of my cars... Not my little darling Sally but my Pug of Love 207 :twisted:

Her tailgate struts are a bit iffy ad her tailgate does not rise fully without assistance... I forgot and loading my toolbox back into her from Sally I walked into her tailgate... It really bled... I must have a very hard head as it didn't hurt!!!

Secretly, I think the Pug of Love is jealous of Sally and this is her way of showing her disapproval to me ;)

EDIT: I don't know why I'm on my side in the photo above. Admins, can you please rotate me back to vertical?
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
05 Nov 2017, 14:33


A class 483, Island Line former London Underground train! (1938 Tube Stock no less and still in service nearly 80 years later..not bad for an EV :-D )

Regards Neil



Interestingly.... or quite possibly not...... London Undergound carry close to 3 times the number of passengers in a day than the Island Line carries in a year. :shock:

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CitroJim wrote:
05 Nov 2017, 17:08


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Blood red !..... Hmmmm, wonder if that'd be a good colour for the Activa if/when Zel gets it ? :-D :lol:
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bobins wrote:
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Blood red !..... Hmmmm, wonder if that'd be a good colour for the Activa if/when Zel gets it ? :-D :lol:


At least it shows I'm human and not some strange creature from a small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse* :)

*HHGTTG fans will understand that one ;)

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CitroJim wrote:
05 Nov 2017, 17:08

EDIT: I don't know why I'm on my side in the photo above. Admins, can you please rotate me back to vertical?

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It's because you are on broadband Jim!









You need Tallband for upright photo's :twisted:






nicked from autoshite :)

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myglaren wrote:
05 Nov 2017, 19:16
CitroJim wrote:
05 Nov 2017, 17:08

EDIT: I don't know why I'm on my side in the photo above. Admins, can you please rotate me back to vertical?

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It's because you are on broadband Jim!









You need Tallband for upright photo's :twisted:






nicked from autoshite :)


:rofl2: Love it! That's priceless :)

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So whats going on/about to happen in space exploration?

Well this is NASA's Orion Mission, part of the preparatory work for a potential Mission to Mars in the 2030's. Its mind boggling in its own right, and this simulation is an excellent introduction to the mission, should it all come together as intended.



and for the human aspects of space travel, a little insight from the space station can be found over in the ONTV thread. As well as the incredible technical difficulties, which have been pioneered with unmanned spacecraft to Mars, the human endurance, and courage required of the astronauts who eventually set off on a manned mission will be immense.

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Interesting stuff Neil... I'll be looking forward to it happening and I'll be following with great interest and passion...

The natural drive of human endeavour will see it happen in the same way as all other great feats have been achieved - Everest, Antarctica, the moon landings, making a Pug 205GTi idle and so on... Bring it on as soon as possible I say

You'd need to be definitely proof against claustrophobia to even consider such a trip though. I'm well ruled out on that basis... A shames as I'd love a trip to Mars...

I don't even like travelling in a lift or using swimming pool changing cubicles because of it...

This is a tenuous link to space in a way...

This was Sally and Robyn's C1 parked next to each other earlier today... Space-wise there's little to call between them... Sally is only about six inches longer than the C1 overall...
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Yes "lost" on Teeside in unfamiliar territory in the early evening busy road darkness!

Took a wrong turning but ended up passing this Spitfire replica on a roundabout and a school named "Bader Primary" on the adjacent road.

Now thats far too much intrigue not to look it up!

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.53342 ... 6656?dcr=0

Turns out the school was built on the site of Thornaby Aerodrome, and Sir Douglas and Lady Joan Bader opened the school in 1971.

https://picturestocktonarchive.files.wo ... t15142.jpg

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When you sad "Spitfire" I imagined a Triumph Spitfire :oops:

Haven't seen that or heard of the existence of the airfield.
When I was much, much younger my family used to make an annual pilgrimage to RAF Middleton St. George - now South Durham Airport or similar.
My daughter and family live a mile from there now :)

My dad knew Douglas Bader, lived not far from their mansion.