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Forum: The lounge 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: When i was a child

Yes, there was the 'wedge' shaped Austin Princess, which was actually quite a decent and well designed car, but like many British Leyland vehicles it suffered from appalling build quality and an...
Forum: The lounge 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 279
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: When i was a child

The Vanden Plas models were variants on Austin bodies if I remember correctly, and came with top specification. That was in the days before Ghia, Elite or Prestige badges had found their way onto...
Forum: The lounge 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 279
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: When i was a child

Ahh yes the Vanden Plas, with their Rolls Royce engines. I wonder how many tonnes of CO2 they generated per Kilometre? ;)

I remember my father brought one home on one occasion. I think it had a...
Forum: General photography discussion 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 649
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Photography in Public Places

I wonder how this would apply to taking photographs of the sky at an outdoor music event, such as a Spitfire flypast? Presumably this is not an indictable offence?

Also, what qualifications do...
Forum: The lounge 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Lifes Milestones. . .

I wonder whether they receive special training?

When I spoke to one of the automatons on the phone I asked him whether he registered his own car at the council offices to use the car park there....
Forum: The lounge 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 279
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: When i was a child

Agreed, although many of the makes such as Austin, Morris, Wolsey, MG, Riley, etc. came from the same factories. Likewise Hillman and Sunbeam and some others who were part of the Rootes group.
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Forum: The lounge 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Lifes Milestones. . .

On a slightly different topic we have been trying to reason with East Cheshire County Council over the matter of parking permits.

To explain, our daughter is starting an eleven month residentiary...
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 347
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Vegetarian joke

America is such a healthy, and intelligent nation too. :rolleyes:
Forum: General photography discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Science Photo of the Year

Fascinating. I loved the soap bubbles.
Forum: General photography discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Infra Red Conversion

There are quite a lot of industrial infra-red cameras about so presumably someone must produce cameras without the IR filter fitted? These are usually video type cameras but I have seen a couple of...
Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 347
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Vegetarian joke

Only of you bang your head on the way down! *yes
Forum: The lounge 5 Days Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 874
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

The lochs around there are are almost as deep as the mountains are high!

It was only in recent years that the true depth of Loch Ness was measured accurately at 230 metres or 755'.

IIRC a...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 874
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

I have visited the Cruachan Pumped Water Power Station in Scotland around thirty years ago. The tour involves being driven into the mountain side on an electric buggy. The journey rather reminded me...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 302
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Is the Olympus Camera Menu Complex?

In my experience the Olympus menu system is only complicated when you need to change something in a hurry! Unexpected or accidental changes to regularly used settings are a particular challenge.
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Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 874
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

I don't think there has been any joined up thinking by any UK government for a very long time. :(

We seem to see-saw between throwing money at vote-wining policies that do little good in the long...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 874
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

That'll be Wee Jimmy Crankie's doing! *yes

If true though heads should roll, especially given the huge amount of renewable capacity installed in Scotland over the past few years.

Does this...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 874
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

Adding to the above, Britain doesn't have any major hydro-electric power stations, but rather a collection of smaller ones, mainly in Scotland. It seems the output from these is deliberately held...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 874
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

There are at least two pumped water generators in the UK that I know of (one each in Scotland and Wales) that should have been able to make up the shortfall within a matter of seconds, but it seems...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 874
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

The Pacer was basically a Leyland National bus body with bus seats and engines riding on two pairs of railway wheels. They don't even have proper bogies so ride comfort was never going to be good.
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Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 874
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

The Pacer is something of a 'Marmite' train. I would far rather travel on an HST myself but many will argue that the humble Pacer with its low running costs has kept many unprofitable rural lines...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 874
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

And these were built in Germany by Siemens. Vorsprung Durch Technik and all that. :rolleyes:

The Pacer and HST were BREL designs and are still going strong, even though both were intended as...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 874
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

Well, it seems the problem was not the pantographs after all but rather the train's computer systems which respond badly to being shut down incorrectly.

Specifically the BR Class 700 and 717,...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 693
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Compulsory army training

Dad's Army was brilliant! :)
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 874
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

I used to work in a large air-conditioned office and laboratory which maintained a constant 21 C throughout the year. We had problems in the winter time with women bringing in electric fan heaters...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 874
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

As I understand it the pantographs need compressed air to keep them in the raised position. The air compressors need electricity to maintain the air supply. A short term power failure wouldn't cause...
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