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63,000 post milestone nearly here. As of now following this post 4 to go.....It's going to happen tonight.

I have an Engine up my sleeve as you might expect but it ain't that good. For a start the only picture of it shows the number 90000 ! In a previous incarnation it was 63000 but there are no pictures on the internet of it, and it's a former "Austerity 2-8-0" built by the North British Railway Company at Hyde Park works in Glasgow for the War Department to an Austerity Design eg steel rather than copper firebox. The design was based on the LMS Stanier Designed Class 8F heavy freight locomotive as modified by R.A. Riddles to prioritise low cost over design life.

I am sure there are better 63000 commemorations than my engine!

I will let the landmark post just arrive and will not claim it with my engine....but I will slip it in later! :-D

Stuck! :-D
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Re: OTCL 63000 Posts Countdown/Celebration!

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Very nearly there...... :-D
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Yes! Post number 63000 has been made!!

This is it....
MarcTs wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 06:16
I have seen Tesla in my area and have no idea how the guy does, we don't have any stations for Tesla cars around (as far a I know). It looks more like a show off to me though.


and how appropriate.

MarcT is from the Czech Republic, and the 63,000th post was only post number 2 for Marc. He only joined the FCF a couple of days ago so the FCF is still attracting new members on a global basis. Also iMarc's post was on the subject of "Electric Cars what have you spotted" a "new" subject which the FCF has embraced and has built up some excellent informative threads and discussions on.

So welcome Marc we look forward to further contributions.

Phew! I can now put up my engine picture :-D

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The other duff thing about my 63000 engine. The web site is a bit precious about use of its images. Its got to appeal to a minute audience surely, and I cant see anyone making any money printing t-shirts with Austerity 2-8-0 locomotives on. So for educational purposes only here's a link to the page on the website with the pic!

https://transportsofdelight.smugmug.com ... -zQbqXWC/A

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Re: OTCL 64000 Posts Countdown/Celebration!

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...and this post was the 64,000th

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=59715&p=569816#p569816

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and the 65,000 th post on the OTCL was this from Steve (Myglaren).

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=56609&start=1395#p573294

nearly 35/day since 64,000 came up on 15th March.

Seeing as this post is 65001 i will allow myself this French Diesel to celebrate

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CC-65001 Mulhouse FRA 001-01 [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], by ignis, from Wikimedia Commons

The SNCF Class CC 65000 diesel locomotives were built by Alsthom, CAFL and SACM between 1957-1958. They were most often used in the triangle Nantes-Tours, Tours-Bordeaux and Bordeaux-La Rochelle-Nantes.

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OTCL 66000 posts

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For significant number noticers like me , 65,000 posts on the OTCL came up on April 14th 2018 and today June 10th 2018 this is post number 66,000 :)

For a mild celebration I will post up an appropriate locomotive on POTD :-D

Of course the excitement of post number 66,666 looms within the next month or so, an event which only occurs every 11,111 posts :-D

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Don’t forget we did merge a lot of the old threads into the OTCL when we created it Neil! :-D
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OTCL 66666 Posts!

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Oh Dear I have just inadvertantly made the 66666 th recorded post on the OTCL.

...and wasted it on a yellow Peel 50 replica careering slowly around a housing estate on 2 wheels :-D



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Number noticers may have noticed that the OTCL is approaching 68,000 69,000 Neil!!!posts (9 posts to go at the time of writing)

67,000 came up on the 9th August so probably going to be 113 days about 18 posts a day.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
30 Nov 2018, 23:20
Number noticers may have noticed that the OTCL is approaching 68,000 posts (9 posts to go at the time of writing)


An opportunity to post up a picture of a less than pretty but technically very competent Class 68 locomotive then Neil :)
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CitroJim wrote:
01 Dec 2018, 06:09
An opportunity to post up a picture of a less than pretty but technically very competent Class 68 locomotive then Neil :)


Jim

I am afraid I have got to put myself on the "number noticers" naughty step :!:

Its not 68,000 thats coming up its 69,000 and an absolute dearth of British Rail Locomotive number pictures.

Yes we have missed the boat with a class 68 picture, have to hide it in the spoiler!
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68005 and 68 number 018 Leeds to Canterbury West 1Z68 The Retro Canterbury Belle (28192732875)
Train Photos [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
:oops: :oops: :oops:

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Re: OTCL 69000 Posts coming up

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Just to claw back a bit of number noticing credibility....

On 16th October 2018 the OTCL reached 68000 posts

If it reaches 69,000 today.......and it will even if I have to post all of the onerous last 4 posts myself!

Then we have 1000 posts in 45 days

an average posts per day of....

22.2222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222 recurring into infinity!

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
01 Dec 2018, 09:13
an average posts per day of....

22.2222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222 recurring into infinity!


:-D

I guess we'll have to wait a bit for a BR Class 69 locomotive Neil... Next in the series ;)
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But here's a Norwegian Class 69 :)
Wikipedia - Cato Edvardsen
Wikipedia - Cato Edvardsen
Even less pretty than a Class 68...