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defman70

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Posted 09 Feb 2014 08:49 in South Australia by defman70

I wonder how many locals fled their houses to get blocked at level crossing by 40km long freight trains travelling at 6m per hour?
Aaron


Had EXACTLY the same thought, was thinking of w ...

Posted 27 Nov 2013 13:48 in South Australia by defman70

Have you been trained on Noarlunga yet? How much longer do I need to wait for my ride down there?
"Aaron"


You are an impatient sort... Got my 2 drives booked for Friday. Nothing like l ...

Posted 27 Nov 2013 13:47 in South Australia by defman70

[quote="justapassenger"]Wouldn't the entire line on the whole of a weekend (where multiple training/commissioning runs could be taking place at once) be good enough for that? With only two complete el ...

Posted 27 Nov 2013 08:16 in South Australia by defman70

Fellas... The far greater issue is to be the training of drivers... You are all forgetting that little piece of rather important info! There needs to be a section of track to train drivers on the elec ...

I'll bite.....

You are incorrect on one count.... As they did not replace the rail, and there lies the problem.

They have been rail grinding and there have been some broken rails as well. So there ...

Posted 12 Jul 2013 23:46 in South Australia by defman70

There is no reason in the world to bring the line back to Blackwood, nor should there be.
"AFULE"

Just my opinion... Based on the amount of times I've heard that exact comment... And ...

Posted 12 Jul 2013 23:27 in South Australia by defman70

[quote="steam4ian"]Justapax sums up the probable difficulties of a 15 minute service between Blackwood and Belair quite well.

If trains did their turn back in the now disused stabling yard one trai ...

Posted 12 Jul 2013 23:09 in South Australia by defman70

Is it not the case that

* BG TA signals are "single light"

* SG ARTC signals are "double light"

and that therefore one can tell the difference between them?
"awsgc24"


That Isn't the ...

Posted 19 Mar 2013 14:58 in South Australia by defman70

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Yes I am a grumpy with extremely low tolerance for .......well we won't go there. Some of my intolerance comes from a suspicion that young Heat ...

So they build a purpose built underpass at Goodwood.. with money on the table for another at Torrens Jctn.... AND a new loop at Ambleside... only to then move the whole box and dice elsewhere? I think ...

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Almost wasn't gonna bother with this post because of all the self proclaimed indu ...

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Almost wasn't gonna bother with this post because of all the self proclaimed industry know it alls on here that need to ultimately consult ...

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It must have been done correctly, because it has all been signed of by the rail regulator, otherwise they would ...

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It must have been done correctly, because it has all been signed of by the rail regulator, otherwise they would not have been able to re-open the Adelaide yard.
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The 3 metres applies to continuous structures eg Goodwood dive walls. A tighter clearance applies to intermittent structures such as masts or poles with the clearances being ...

Almost wasn't gonna bother with this post because of all the self proclaimed industry know it alls on here that need to ultimately consult their own "rumour" mill to see if info is correct... but ther ...

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Hi all,
Does anyone know if freight trains on the Adelaide-Melbourne line are having to slow down more than normal as they pass through the Adelaide Hills due to the wor ...

The big question now; is the rumour right that Jumbo's can't operate under the new overhead wire when it goes LIVE? Yes it is...

Gee... And I thought I needed to go to the library to read good fiction....Hello all.. the Gaol loop is being used as a turnback for the North line only! We are terminating at Nth Adelaide, trundling  ...

A good backdrop can make or break a scene. Kudos for your initiative.If you can make two trips, all the better. By that I mean your first attempt will have some slight errors in it. The lighting dir ...

Hi there,Before I start planning my layout I need to get the backdrop sorted out obviously.Has anyone got any advice on how I might do a photographic backdrop of a real life town that I am trying to m ...

For Sale:All HO SCALEContainers.All Athearn or Walthers me thinks (Photo's on request)"K- Line" 2 x 40 foot (Silver w/ red panel white writing) Both good nick. Smooth sided"Hanjin" 1 x 20 foot (Blue w ...

For Sale:All HO SCALE2 Lima Brown 8300 class guards vans. 1 with Lima couplers and in fair nick (albeit with two holes drilled in either end by previous owner for a marker light project that didn't ha ...

All good Aaron,Went down to Victor on the W/E and popped in to EOTL while I was there...Thanks anyway, 

Hi All, Anyone know where you can get these bogies in HO scale in Adelaide? Or beyond if not...These are the ones commonly seen on the longer type wagons such as car carriers etc...Thanks in anticipa ...

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