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Postby Panda » Fri May 23, 2008 12:03 pm

hI.. JacK lol.

thinking back to that train ^ and planes, they could think they where much higher then crash into the ground!! and then the train rolls over!!

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri May 23, 2008 12:26 pm

mogbass01 wrote:(or Ill end up joining steve :twisted: NOFMM!)


OK, you got me there PJ, what is NOFMM :?: and should I consult a doctor about it :) .
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Postby Panda » Fri May 23, 2008 12:31 pm

No Offence Ment m8 lol this is modern evolved english lingo thingy lol my school college chaps use it!
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri May 23, 2008 12:59 pm

mogbass01 wrote:No Offence Ment m8 lol this is modern evolved english lingo thingy lol my school college chaps use it!


:lol: Now I know I'm getting old, only just coming to terms with some of the text messages I get, only to find things have evolved further :lol: .

On a more serious note though, it is better to stick to plain english on here. There are many of our members that are from far off lands and use translators to read the forum. Try to avoid slang and abbreviations, so they wont be excluded from understanding the messages posted :wink: .
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As a local (female) rabbi once said to me in the pub, 'txt is the new Hebrew'.

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Postby DCRfan » Sat May 24, 2008 10:06 am

Steve Bennett wrote:
On a more serious note though, it is better to stick to plain english on here. There are many of our members that are from far off lands and use translators to read the forum. Try


Thanks for the consideration :) The down under far off land members do struggle at times understanding those from the countries that bound the Atlantic Ocean :roll:
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Postby scott b » Sat May 24, 2008 10:47 am

Uh, I`m with you Paul, it has nothing to do with being an English speaker, I`m often scrambling for a Canadian translation :shock:
Even the blurb with the newspaper pic Peter posted ends with "eager to pot any Jerry wot shows 'is bloomin' fyce" English indeed :wink:

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Postby michik » Mon May 26, 2008 9:43 am

...to get back to the initial subject ( :lol: ), gents:

While "Experiment IV" (->http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experiment_IV) is about sounds used as a weapon, indeed, the song with the war tuba actually is "Cloudbusting" (->http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloudbusting).

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Postby AndyA » Mon May 26, 2008 10:22 am

txt is the new Hebrew


interesting side-bar: on Saturday at Chippenham Folk Festival it had been set up for me to guide someone from the railway station to her first spot (since I do trains and she'd never been there before). She texted me from the train and I eventually worked out what she meant, texting back to meet at a pub visible from the station. It was full and I figured I'd have to phone her to identify her. But no, she walked up to me, shook hands and said 'hi Andy, thanks'. 'How did you know it was me?' 'Your reply to my text was spelt out in full and you're the only person over forty to have come in recently.' :)

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Postby Jon Randall » Mon May 26, 2008 11:00 am

I know I'm gnot one of the youngest here but gneither am I one of the oldest but most of these acronyms and initialisms are way beyond me :?
Perhaps we should have a gnew section :arrow:
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Postby Dave Westall » Mon May 26, 2008 6:56 pm

Jon,
This is topic is about armoured trains - and there is no greater user of acronyms than the armed forces. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Postby DCRfan » Tue May 27, 2008 7:47 am

Dave Westall wrote:Jon,
This is topic is about armoured trains - and there is no greater user of acronyms than the armed forces. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Dave


'armoured trains'? Do you mean a 'Train, Armoured, Narrow Gauge 15 in, fitted with; Machine Gun, Anti-aircraft, .303 in, Lewis and Rifle, Anti-tank, 0.55in, Boys' :wink:
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Postby Dave Westall » Tue May 27, 2008 8:43 pm

DCRfan wrote:
'armoured trains'? Do you mean a 'Train, Armoured, Narrow Gauge 15 in, fitted with; Machine Gun, Anti-aircraft, .303 in, Lewis and Rifle, Anti-tank, 0.55in, Boys' :wink:


No, I mean TANG15 f/w MG-A/A(.303)L & Rfl-A/T(0.55)B :roll:

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Postby scott b » Wed May 28, 2008 11:16 am

Dave it took me a minute, but I think in the spirit of conservation all further messages should be posted in text language :twisted:
Ya right my brain hurt trying to read it and the real message was right there!

Too old as well, although I work with a few sub 20 yr olds and they are often asking each other what different texts mean and argueing "thats not the text for that!"

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Postby DCRfan » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:49 am

:? My brain hurts. I have decided to make a model of one of the RH&DR armoured wagons as a christmas holiday project. The model will be 1:35th scale :oops: as figures and weapons are readilly available.

I have been comparing the Paul Malmassari plans and the RER 1:43.5 scale drawing JS07

The length, width and heights just don't marry up :cry: although even the actual dimensions appear to not be certain as in 'The R&ER' by WJK Davies they are listed as about L 21ft x W 3ft x H 3 ft 9inch.

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Postby Adrian » Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:35 am

G'day Paul
You do realise that you will also have to build a model of a downed Dornia as, I believe, the train actually shot one down.
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Postby DCRfan » Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:53 am

Adrian wrote:G'day Paul
You do realise that you will also have to build a model of a downed Dornia as, I believe, the train actually shot one down.
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:shock: Scratchbuild an aircraft of that size in 1:35th scale - yeah right. Perhaps just a hole and bits of a tail fin:wink:
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Postby DCRfan » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:11 am

And of course a model of Scooter in WD gray
http://www.photosbyjosh.fotopic.net/c1509399.html
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Postby MilesB » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:08 am

DCRfan wrote:And of course a model of Scooter in WD gray
http://www.photosbyjosh.fotopic.net/c1509399.html

And the next image... the covers are off, to reveal an armoured loco and wagon!

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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:03 pm

And another
http://www.photosbyjosh.fotopic.net/p49755474.html

Funny looking bogies under it :wink:
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Postby DCRfan » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:03 am

Jon Randall wrote:And another
http://www.photosbyjosh.fotopic.net/p49755474.html

Funny looking bogies under it :wink:


They were just to confuse the German aerial photo reading experts :roll:

After all only the British would think of disguising an armoured train as an armoured train :lol: :lol:
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Postby Simon Andrews » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:28 pm

Paul wrote:
My brain hurts. I have decided to make a model of one of the RH&DR armoured wagons as a christmas holiday project. I have been comparing the Paul Malmassari plans and the RER 1:43.5 scale drawing JS07. The length, width and heights just don't marry up although even the actual dimensions appear to not be certain as in 'The R&ER' by WJK Davies they are listed as about L 21ft x W 3ft x H 3 ft 9inch.


Paul,
In his 1988 RHDR book, WJK Davies states that the frames of the bogie hoppers were in fact 22ft long. They were also rebogied in 1930 with heavy duty Gibbins bogies. Could this explain the difference in length and height as given by your two refrences?

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Postby DCRfan » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:50 am

Ah well spotted. I'll pull out the calculator and ruler again
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Postby Cross Kitter » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:32 pm

Good grief DCRfan, you don't use those newfangled calculator thingies do you :lol: I've only recently traded in my abacus for a slide rule :roll:

I remember being told by a very experienced engineer, don't use a ruler if you can help it but transfer a size from a 1:1 detail drawing - less chance of error :oops:
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