Topic moved from General by dthead on 10 Oct 2016 21:40
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
This is a moderator message, so I hope someone reads this.


Everyone has a right to post in any public thread, including this one. However over time it is clear the main poster in this thread has been questioned extensively and his personal circumstances been  quietly questioned.

I will put to everyone if you all did not react, and post, this thread would   not be current, or worried about.  Remember it is i the armchair expert - it's only a what if.  It is not mainstream, but a theory for now.  It does not need to be factual  and can stay as is - it is affecting no one as long as the poster stays here and not all over the forum as originally happened.

No one HAS to post here, unless one is up to just teasing, or stirring.  We do not need to judge the subject. We can simply dismiss it and move on.


So we can let it lie, can we not ?

( no discussion of my post here please, most of you can PM me if really needed )

Update:  Being human (!) I forgot to add that I am not targeting any post who has been in this thread. It has just been a general trend I have noticed - I do follow this thread as a Mod.

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  eddyb Chief Train Controller

French TGV losing $3b per year
Japanese big maglev tunnels only 5m per day
Hyperloop insufficient capacity
Only Magtube the magnificent is the answer
Maybe the greens would make it their platform?
  eddyb Chief Train Controller
  eddyb Chief Train Controller

I do not understand why Hyperloop do not just build big trains to feed any residual air to the electrically powered jet compressor at the end of the tunnel like Magtube.

Some very smart people have investigated it and Swissmetro but neither of them have thought of this.

Yes there is a downside that trains would only leave on half hour frequency but as only one tunnel would be required the fare would be half.
  eddyb Chief Train Controller



Magtube is the only one that would be economically viable from the day it is finished as it is the only one that would go all the way killing the Sydney/Melbourne route by plane with income over $1b per year at least for the next 100 years.

  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU

Magtube is the only one that would be economically viable from the day it is finished as it is the only one that would go all the way killing the Sydney/Melbourne route by plane with income over $1b per year at least for the next 100 years.
eddyb

Do you have numbers for this, or are you just pulling numbers out of a hat?

Show working.

Jaysus! Sounds like a HSC exam. Ah well, 'tis the season
  billybaxter Deputy Commissioner

Location: Bosnia Park, Fairfield
The $1 billion will be from 10 million passengers per year paying $100 each. These are actually the most sensible figures in Eddy's plan, so I'm sure he'll be along any moment to show the working. Ask him to justify assumptions on construction costs (exactly the same per km as north west rail), maintenance (zero cost), security (zero cost), market penetration (100%) and you'll get a cut and past of his most recent post.
  eddyb Chief Train Controller


Magtube is the only one that would be economically viable from the day it is finished as it is the only one that would go all the way killing the Sydney/Melbourne route by plane with income over $1b per year at least for the next 100 years.

Do you have numbers for this, or are you just pulling numbers out of a hat?

Show working.

Jaysus! Sounds like a HSC exam. Ah well, 'tis the season
s3_gunzel



At present there are seven million people who travel by air between Sydney and Melbourne https://www.ausbt.com.au/sydney-melbourne-the-world-s-fifth-busiest-air-route and in ten years time when built I am guessing ten million paying on average $100 per ticket and that is where I get the $1b per year income.

According to this https://www.nti.com.au/intermediaries/distance-calculator.php Melbourne to Albury is 260 kilometres, Albury to Canberra is 219 kilometres and Canberra to Sydney is 247 kilometres a total of 726 kilometres and the NWRL which has the same size tunnel with the same TBM cost $38m per kilometre ($1.15b divided by 30 kilometres) which works out far less than $30b for the three single tunnels https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/newsroom-and-events/media-releases/getting-on-job-115-billion-tunnelling-contract-on-north-west

By having the passing stations at Albury and Canberra it not only allows a one and a quarter hour ride between Sydney and Melbourne but puts Albury 15 minutes away from Melbourne and Canberra and Canberra 15 minutes away from Albury and Sydney growing them big enough to have their own international flights.

Magtube only has to be a bit cheaper than air travel to kill it as it would be more reliable not being dependent on fuel costs and weather indeed it can be built in any weather without disturbing anyone.

What I would dearly love to see is kids from the bush who are interested leaving school and training up to build train tunnels everywhere for future jobs maybe at ten times the speed with my Free face TBM https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/search.html?backendClass=both&q=free%20face%20TBM

  Valvegear The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Ask him to justify assumptions on construction costs (exactly the same per km as north west rail), maintenance (zero cost), security (zero cost), market penetration (100%) and you'll get a cut and past of his most recent post.
"billybaxter"
Now come on, billy; you know as well as I do that it's futile asking Eddy to provide any solid evidence to back up his claims.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me


Do you have numbers for this, or are you just pulling numbers out of a hat?



At present there are seven million people who travel by air between Sydney and Melbourne https://www.ausbt.com.au/sydney-melbourne-the-world-s-fifth-busiest-air-route and in ten years time when built I am guessing ten million paying on average $100 per ticket and that is where I get the $1b per year income.


eddyb
The underlined says it all
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
You guys read my post above, I advise you to do so.....
  eddyb Chief Train Controller

The previous link for people flying the Sydney to Melbourne route was 2012 but this January was 8.5 million so next January would not be far off 10 million

As the maglev train would only have the same air resistance as the Sydney metro it would only use the same amount of power which is 137GW per year up to 60MW plus the three 300kw compressors $1 million per year plus a couple of hundred staff so as there is very little maintanance with maglev there should be heaps of profit.
  eddyb Chief Train Controller

The previous link for people flying the Sydney to Melbourne route was 2012 but this January was 8.5 million so next January would not be far off 10 million

As the maglev train would only have the same air resistance as the Sydney metro it would only use the same amount of power which is 137GW per year up to 60MW plus the three 300kw compressors $1 million per year plus a couple of hundred staff so as there is very little maintanance with maglev there should be heaps of profit.
eddyb
Billy
Could you elaborate on what you disagree about please.

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