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Re: Top gear

Post by CitroJim » 23 Feb 2015, 05:11

DHallworth wrote:I had high hopes for the feature they did on Peugeot when they started with the icons like the 505 GTi, 405 MI16, 205GTi, the 306 Rallye and GTi's even made an appearance and then they totally wrecked it!
They just can't help themselves can they :evil:

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Re: Top gear

Post by Stickyfinger » 23 Feb 2015, 09:34

CitroJim wrote:
DHallworth wrote:I had high hopes for the feature they did on Peugeot when they started with the icons like the 505 GTi, 405 MI16, 205GTi, the 306 Rallye and GTi's even made an appearance and then they totally wrecked it!
They just can't help themselves can they :evil:
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Re: Top gear

Post by daviemck2006 » 23 Feb 2015, 09:35

Don't tell them that, they will probably do it!

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Re: Top gear

Post by CitroJim » 23 Feb 2015, 14:13

daviemck2006 wrote:Don't tell them that, they will probably do it!
They don't need much of an excuse to be complete imbeciles Davie :evil:

I pine for intelligent though-provoking television...

There's nowhere near enough of it but thankfully BBC4 compensate partially for this shortfall but even then it's not prolific and one has to choose most carefully :(

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Re: Top gear

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 23 Feb 2015, 14:57

The program before Top Gear was very interesting. It was about the Cross Rail project, and the biggest potential headache they had was drilling the tunnel trough the Tottenham Court Road area. They had to aim the tunnel boring machine for a tiny gap (named "The Eye of the Needle"), where the top of the tunnel being drilled was 35cm below the Tottenham Court Road station escalators, while the bottom of the tunnel was 85cm above the Northern Line. The engineering was incredible.
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Re: Top gear

Post by CitroJim » 23 Feb 2015, 16:21

I'm looking forward to watching that on the BBC I-player tonight James...

That kind of telly floats my boat as long as it's not too badly dumbed down...

I almost enjoyed the programmes about managing the M6 for the past couple of weeks.. Quite eye-opening...

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Re: Top gear

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 23 Feb 2015, 16:36

The program is called "The 15 Billion Pound Railway".

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Re: Top gear

Post by CitroJim » 23 Feb 2015, 16:52

Hell Razor5543 wrote:The program is called "The 15 Billion Pound Railway".
Ahh, same cost as a season ticket between Milton Keynes and Euston then :lol: :lol:

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Re: Top gear

Post by Stickyfinger » 23 Feb 2015, 17:36

CitroJim wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote:The program is called "The 15 Billion Pound Railway".
Ahh, same cost as a season ticket between Milton Keynes and Euston then :lol: :lol:
I was going to say thanks for that, it is very nice of you commuters to fund it all for us. less traffic so I can drive, cheers muchly
.........FYI, standing in a shaking train for an hour is like going to the gym, I think your saving money and time :)

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Re: Top gear

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 23 Feb 2015, 17:43

CitroJim wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote:The program is called "The 15 Billion Pound Railway".
Ahh, same cost as a season ticket between Milton Keynes and Euston then :lol: :lol:
Weekly or monthly?

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Re: Top gear

Post by CitroJim » 23 Feb 2015, 17:45

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote:The program is called "The 15 Billion Pound Railway".
Ahh, same cost as a season ticket between Milton Keynes and Euston then :lol: :lol:
Weekly or monthly?
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Re: Top gear

Post by CitroJim » 23 Feb 2015, 18:27

Stickyfinger wrote: .........FYI, standing in a shaking train for an hour is like going to the gym, I think your saving money and time :)
I'd rather go to a proper gym :wink:

Our trains between the aforesaid places don't shake that much... The permanent way is very well maintained and if you're really lucky you can get a rail version of an Activa - the Pendolino..

Even the Class 350 commuter trains are not that bad... They have awesome acceleration and braking performances so they can play with the big Virgin trains on the fast tracks and still stop at a few stations without impeding progress...

I've seen hardened commuters I'm sure fast asleep whilst standing up...

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Re: Top gear

Post by Stickyfinger » 23 Feb 2015, 18:35

improved a lot since my days of commuting into town on the Northern Line.......god I hate BO in the morning :(

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Re: Top gear

Post by bobins » 23 Feb 2015, 18:52

CitroJim wrote:I'm looking forward to watching that on the BBC I-player tonight James...

That kind of telly floats my boat as long as it's not too badly dumbed down...
Pre-dating the CrossRail project by more than a couple of years (!) is this lovely 1969 40 minute BBC documentary on 'How They Dug The Victoria Line'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0 ... toria-line" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

....they did things a bit differently then :shock:

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Re: Top gear

Post by CitroJim » 23 Feb 2015, 18:59

Thanks Bobins, I shall watch and enjoy that :-D Victorian engineering is a particular interest of my wider interest in industrial archaeology...

Sticky, I hate BO at any time, along with gum chewers and those who break wind without regard for those in the vicinity :evil:

Virtually all other human traits and habits I can tolerate bar those :wink: