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Caiptean

Signature: I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Bio: Career railwayman, author and life-long railway modeller.

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Caiptean

2889 posts

If a Maunsell set is being formed (I use Kadee buckeyes within sets) then the sprung buffers can easily be retracted using square section 40" plasticard strip.  Wink

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Caiptean

2889 posts

Thank you for the additional information!

 

It certainly is an exciting restoration and like PP it is rather a long way for me to visit.

 

The GWR steam railmotor obtained derogations for limited main-line trips; it would be superb if the same could occur for this historic vehicle. Smile

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Caiptean

2889 posts

Recently there was an internal 'fun' quiz of railway based questions; never a good idea.

 

There many wrong answers given out by the quizmasters; even when they tried to come back with corrected answers many of these were still incorrect.  Surprised

 

They vowed never to try it again.  Laughing

 

PS I don't get involved in quizzes (etc) but through observation have noticed how upset quizmasters can get when their own answers are wrong.....

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Caiptean

2889 posts

I saw part of an episode of the Chase once as I was awaiting the next programme.

 

The program's quizmaster got one of the answers wrong to the question he asked:

"What class of rail travel was abolished in 1956?"

 

The contestant correctly answered "Second class" but was told he was wrong as the answer was (supposedly) third class. Whoops......     Surprised

 

As most on this forum will know the Railway Regulation Act of 1844 required a third-class service to be offered. So on Sunday 3rd June 1956 it was second class that was abolished on British Railways (by this time it was only used on Southern Region boat trains and had already ceased on the corresponding continental boat train services).

 

Following its abolition, third class was simply renamed second class and any pre-nationalisation figure ‘three’ on coach sides were removed when they came in for repair. The prices and accommodation were unchanged.

 

Had the quizmaster used 'disappeared' instead of 'abolished' then the answer could have been third class.....    Wink

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Caiptean

2889 posts

Jacob,

The railway is a wel-known local tourist attraction and whilst the rail service may be sporadic at various times during the year all motorists still have a statutory obligation to stop at the red wig-wags.

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Caiptean

2889 posts

As somebody who is gradually deteriorating from chronic life-shortening conditions you have both my thoughts and understanding.

 

I wish you the best.

Caiptean

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Caiptean

2889 posts

Yes, they are the answers.

 

If you look at the topic title is has a question mark after Easy Quiz?   Smile

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Caiptean

2889 posts

@Jacob

I agree with much you say. Unfortunately 'breaking rules' at level crossings can have catasrophic 9if not fatal) consequences. Fortunately at Sheringham there were no significant injuries.

 

However, this level crossing has (if I recall) a history of non-compliance by road users accessing the golf club which could suggest an ongoing local culture issue. If this remains the case hopefully this will be identified in the RAIB investigation.

 

Glad to learn that you read the Highway Code. I wonder just how many do (let alone have a current copy).  Wink

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Caiptean

2889 posts

@GNR-Gordon-4

What's the matter with myself having a license and a car? I have had no accident at all, thank you very much.

 

Jacob, I was aware you have a car and I was teasing when you appeared to misunderstand what takes place at level crossings - so apologies if you thought I was being disengenous - it was not intended as such.

 

Indeed wig-wags became a topic of conversation this evening and I was both dissapointed and dismayed that a number of friends (some of whom drive quite high-mileages) didn't fully understand level crossing requirements from a road user's perspective.

 

Having much first hand experience of level crossing incidents (let us just say some were particularly tragic) leaves me concerned as to the potential lack of understanding at them amongst some motorists.

 

 

 

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Caiptean

2889 posts

1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?

116 years

 

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

Ecuador

 

3) From which animal do we get catgut?

Sheep and Horses

 

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

November

 

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?

Squirrel fur

 

6) The Canary Islands in the Atlantic is named after what animal?

Dogs

 

7) What was King George VI's first name?

Albert

 

8) What colour is a purple finch?

Crimson

 

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

New Zealand - these days they are more commonly known as Kiwi fruit

 

10) What is the colour of the black box in a commercial airplane?

Orange

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

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