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Model this!

Postby Nevadablue » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:42 am

Note the dual gauge tracks. I'm not sure how much it would cost for the little people in the model.

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Postby Mark Goodwin » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:58 am

Do they have a transportation safety board?

I think they should be told. I wonder how difficult it is for the conductor to check tickets?
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Postby Nevadablue » Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:18 am

He said "Check Tickets" :lol:

Safety? Apparently not considered. 8)

But, it is efficient!
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:58 am

Ticket inspectors, easy, just do what Northern Rail did on Sunday of Tour de France and put them on station platforms, Seems it was easier(cheaper) than putting on more trains. We did suggest to first train guard that we were happy to be squashed in even more but he still refused.
A friend was telling a story last night about London Underground and how when one train failed they tried to put everyone on the next train, but one set of doors refused to shut properly so everyone had to get off and train had to set off with those doors open. Apparently the coach chassis got bent slightly, enough to stop the doors working properly, but when the empty train pulled off the coach straightened itself before the next station. The inspector at the next station was more worried how extra 2 trains worth of passengers were going to fit on the next train.
Interestingly passengers were not complaining. Suspect with our privatised greedy railways the offices would be buried in letters of complaint!
I have seen similar trains modelled in OO9.
It always amazes me how Indian Railways, whose administration is based on our old colonial bureaucratic system, allows such flexibility with passengers on trains. Possible their own safety, as trying to tell hundreds of people they can't get on the train might be very unhealthy.
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:55 pm

Hi Ken,

I wonder what happens when they reach a tunnel, bridge or signal gantry?

:oops: :? :shock:
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Postby Trevor Coburn » Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:56 pm

To answer Marks question -- people get off, lie down or meet their maker!

There are a couple of videos on the net showing people getting on top of trains and just a tad to close to live wires...

Trains are similarly packed here in Nigeria, though there was a crack down the other week, so not quite so many roof or coupler riders at the moment.

I'll stick some pics up later.


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Postby Cross Kitter » Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:53 pm

Just read in paper today that India asked that the James Bond movie didn't show people riding on top of trains so they filmed it in Turkey instead.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 10033.html

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Postby Nevadablue » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:15 pm

Mark Goodwin wrote:Hi Ken,

I wonder what happens when they reach a tunnel, bridge or signal gantry?

:oops: :? :shock:
Cheers
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Population control... but it doesn't seem to make a difference. :shock:
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Re: Model this!

Postby Maddog » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:01 pm

How can the engineer possibly see?

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Re: Model this!

Postby Larry » Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:20 am

What difference would it make if he could see?

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Re: Model this!

Postby chris stockdale » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:41 am

Morning chaps,

I've moved the thread here as strictly Prototype Prattles is for minimum gauge prototypes (that's why it's one of the four items grouped under Gn15).

Enjoy!

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Re: Model this!

Postby DCRFAN 3 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:34 am

Who says there isn't a Gn15 loco hidden under all those people and riding on the narrow gauge tracks :shock:

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Re: Model this!

Postby Nevadablue » Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:43 am

That's a pretty narrow view... :lol: look at the narrow space between the two tracks on each line. Narrow... :mrgreen:
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