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[quote=simstrain][quote]Rose coloured glasses me thinks. The Commodore was not selling to the general public and even fleet providers were steering away from the Ford/Holden duo. The problem was that ...

[quote=The_trolley]So....?

Replace the Narrow Gauge bogies with a heavier set of Standard Gauge bogie frames, fit heavier duty and physically heavier D87BTR traction motors and you’ll likely end ...

[quote=The_trolley]Only an engineer would try to justify another engineers logic by further complicating the original idea Peter! Points for trying though.

There’s no turntable, there’s no road ...

[quote=The_trolley]Until the traverser breaks down putting a stop to all run around moves resulting in additional complicated shunting.

There’s a lot to be said for simplicity at times and a trav ...

[quote=a6et][quote][quote]It shouldn't take too long to reassemble now, should it?[/quote]Something tells me it won't be as fast as UP4014. Which went from a similar state in that photo above to movin ...

[quote=LowndesJ515][quote][quote][quote]It shouldn't take too long to reassemble now, should it?[/quote]Something tells me it won't be as fast as UP4014. Which went from a similar state in that photo ...

[quote=simstrain][quote]The countervailing argument about competition being good is, in a way, equivalent to advocating that we should have a local car industry to compete with imports. We had that an ...

[quote=fzr560][quote]The more I hear about that country the more I realise i'll never understand it.[/quote]

It's not that complicated. In 1989 a member of the South African Defence Force told me th ...

Posted 14 Jul 2019 18:50 in New South Wales by nswtrains

[quote=cityrail-rulez]There were also pocket watches given to railway staff as a promotional gift during the NSWR, NSWGR, NSWTD era's also RailCorp, Freight Rail and Freight Corp also provided promoti ...

Posted 12 Jul 2019 10:58 in Victoria by nswtrains

[quote=True Believers][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiM7EpwtQ0E]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiM7EpwtQ0E[/quote]Obviously made by the same team that produced Utopia for the ABC.

Posted 08 Jul 2019 08:01 in The Lounge by nswtrains

[quote=don_dunstan][quote]Malcolm Farr on ABC Insiders this morning, "The surplus is not an elephant stamp given to a Government for good economic management. It's not a trophy that goes straight to t ...

Posted 06 Jul 2019 17:41 in The Lounge by nswtrains

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote]I am not being cynical... We should recall what happened to Krudd's $600 ca$h bonus to the battlers during the GFC. Sadly, people will not holiday at home. We have such an amaz ...

I know it doesn't affect the function, but would it have killed them to chamfer the corners?

It's that sort of lack of detail we expect from the Chinese cost cutters..

lkernan

I thoug ...

[quote=ANR]It costs around $11,500 to replace a battery in a Nissan Leaf, with a warranty of 160,000km. (NRMA Open Road, July/August 2019).

Given the cost of a new EV, I.e. much higher than a combu ...

Posted 04 Jul 2019 22:06 in The Lounge by nswtrains

[quote=don_dunstan][quote]Tax cuts mean that the average battler will not only afford a trip to Bali or even Thailand but also upgrade their accommodation. Big injection to our Northern neighbours. Pe ...

[quote=Big J][quote][quote][i]' .... [color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,]Nothing that Europe does is in anyway applicable to Australia. ....'[/font][/size][/color][/i]

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[quote=RTT_Rules][quote]This is why people should have stuck with Labour. Yes they where having funding issues. but they solve it one way or another WITHOUT selling of our assets.

I can assume wha ...

[quote=AheadMatthewawsome][quote]Are there any S-sets substituting for K/C sets today?[/quote]No. As you have not noticed I will tell you.

The S Sets ran their last service at 00:02 PM on Saturday ...

[quote=Transtopic][quote][quote]Stops should be

Organge/Bathurst all to Lithgow including most of the most of the existing closed stations as alert driver for stop and guard to get off.

Springwood ...

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla][i]' .... [color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, ]Nothing that Europe does is in anyway applicable to Australia. ....'[/font][/size][/color][/i]

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[quote=RTT_Rules][quote]Gladys has really stuffed up the trains in Sydney big time. Think unnecessary automatic metros, Newcastle line truncation, pending branch line closures, etc.[/quote]Not quite

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[quote=bingley hall][quote]Railway Digest is reporting Watco's secondhand locomotives coming from South Africa are 2260-2262, 2269 and 2275. These were purchased by Progress and it is believed these h ...

[quote=simstrain][quote][quote]The NBN was a screw up before the coalitions MTM version. If Labor had given the job to Telstra it would have been done easily in 2 terms.[/quote]Something that can neve ...

Posted 23 Jun 2019 14:56 in The Lounge by nswtrains

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote]Thank you, Valvegear. I could not have expressed it better.

Unlike some commentators here who were probably in nappies if actually born in 1975, I remember it well. being 31 ...

[quote=DJPeters][quote]I'm afraid that many will argue that model railways generally are overpriced toys. Wives and girlfriends in particular.

Marklin, ignoring the 3 rail/stud contact heritage mak ...

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