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Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Vegetarian joke

America is such a healthy, and intelligent nation too. :rolleyes:
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Day Ago
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Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Science Photo of the Year

Fascinating. I loved the soap bubbles.
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Day Ago
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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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 333
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Vegetarian joke

Only of you bang your head on the way down! *yes
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
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Views: 860
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 4 Days Ago
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Views: 860
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 5 Days Ago
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Views: 296
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 860
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 860
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 860
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 860
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 5 Days Ago
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Views: 860
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 6 Days Ago
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Views: 860
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 860
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 6 Days Ago
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Views: 860
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 685
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Compulsory army training

Dad's Army was brilliant! :)
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 860
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 860
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...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 860
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

I don't think the infrastructure has moved or even changed much over the past fifty years. We still have the original semaphore signals over parts of the network (Glory be!) :)

Train speeds have...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 860
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

The figures quoted for Hornsea don't quite add up, unless these refer to the realistic average output power over time. I arrived at my figure by simply dividing the projected power output by the...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 860
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

Not only had the trains failed but the toilets on many stopped working and there was no air conditioning. Needless to say the windows no longer open on newer trains. (I think Mk 3 carriages in HST...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 860
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

Hmm. I'm not sure what to believe here. According to Wiki:



To date there are 28 or so wind turbines, each of which is a generator. Even if all 28 turbines failed simultaneously I wouldn't...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 685
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Compulsory army training

Yes indeed. How the mighty fall. From affluent to effluent in just one letter. *yes
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 860
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

I would agree that our electricity network is generally very reliable and has become increasingly efficient over the years. Storms occasionally cause widespread power cuts but infrastructure failures...
Forum: General photography discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: F Stop.............!!

That's useful information Paul, thank you.

Does the above apply equally to all focal lengths? And does diffraction effect film in the same way that it effects digital sensors? (Obviously film...
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