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Post by mr B » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:46 pm

just thinking to-day 20th April would have been Hitlers birthday ... :twisted:


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Post by Iron Duke » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:25 pm

Also - George Takei, (Mr Sulu in Star Trek)

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Post by Mickey » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:07 pm

The war went down hill from about the end of 1941 with the failure of Army Group Centre to take Moscow. :roll:

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Re: adolf

Post by Coboman » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:04 pm

Hitler didn't like DCC you know......
(very rude!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2umTTPFfiiY
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Post by Mr Bunt » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:41 am

mr B wrote:just thinking to-day 20th April would have been Hitlers birthday ... :twisted:


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There must be something about people born in April which makes them destructive and unable to compromise mustn't there?

21 April 2013 would've been Beeching's 100th :twisted: :twisted:

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Post by Iron Duke » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:50 am

Also in April Jeremy Clarkson and Pope Benedict.

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Post by Mickey » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:11 pm

Wot did they use to say about old Adolf and the Nazi's they use to keep there trains running on time no matter wot else they got wrong!. :wink:
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Post by Mr Bunt » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:49 pm

Micky wrote:Wot did they use to say about old Adolf and the Nazi's they use to keep there trains running on time no matter wot else they got wrong!. :wink:
I think you'll find that was Mussolini actually.

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Post by giner » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:51 pm

Mr Bunt wrote:
mr B wrote:just thinking to-day 20th April would have been Hitlers birthday ... :twisted:


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There must be something about people born in April which makes them destructive and unable to compromise mustn't there?

21 April 2013 would've been Beeching's 100th :twisted: :twisted:
I wouldn't dare mention that to the missus, she being an Aries April baby and me being a gentle, harmonius October Libra type. :lol:

Maybe it's to do with Mars being the 'bringer of war' the ruling planet for Aries; according to Gustav Holst's The Planets Suite.

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Post by Rlangham » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:01 pm

Mr Bunt wrote:
Micky wrote:Wot did they use to say about old Adolf and the Nazi's they use to keep there trains running on time no matter wot else they got wrong!. :wink:
I think you'll find that was Mussolini actually.
And it's a myth;

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Re: adolf

Post by earlswood nob » Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:32 pm

Afternoon all
My father was a born in April, and whilst he was a great father to me, he was one awkward, argumentative, difficult person. We clashed all the time, as he did with his father.
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Re: Adolf ( ITMA ) & Mussolini running trains on time

Post by Platypus » Fri May 31, 2019 5:01 pm

Hello All,

Mussolini allegedly did improve on time running by the simple expedient of stretching out the running times which will generally result in better time keeping , having said that , it is also correct that Mussoloini's claim is mythical, as a previous contributor indicated.

This raises the question of how you define on time running. For example, in Australia it used to be on time to 3 minutes, plus or minus 30 seconds. For example, 2 minutes 14 seconds is 2 minutes; 2 minutes 30 seconds is 2 1/2 minutes; 2 minutes 45 seconds is 3 minutes. In an age when analogue clocks were the norm, railway clocks had a sweeping second hand, so the + or - 30 seconds was a sensible measure.

In the US, the ICC defined on time to 5 minutes, + / - 30 seconds, per 100 miles, so transcontinental service of say 2,000 miles, so a train could complete that journey with an actual arrival time of 100 minutes /1 hr 40 mins late, and statistically still be on time.

Airlines can blame either the weather, headwinds or tailwinds for schedule variations.

Now in the age of privatisation with heavy taxpayer subsidy, and digital clocks that tick over by the second, on time running is now 4minutes 59 seconds !

The other definition worth considering is Arrival Time, from a Signalman's point of view, especially in large Panel Boxes where you observe the track circuits going down, arrival time is when all the platform circuits are down.. From the Platform staff's perspective, it is when the train has stopped. From the passengers perspective, it is when the doors have opened and they can alight. The difference between these viewpoints can be between 30 and 60 seconds, which might not seem much, but added up over an 18 hour day, and the cumulative difference can be measured in hours.

( From the computer's systems generated reports, it is when it passes a defined timing point, and this varies at each location, and within any large location, due to the reporting point having to be consistent with a wide number of other parameters, which will differ in practice for each timing point. )

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Re: adolf

Post by Mickey » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:09 pm

Adolf having a mug of tea in the fuehrer bunker.

"Cor blimey corporal there's no sugar in me tea!. This is wot da Englanders call a nice drop of rosy lee?"

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Re: adolf

Post by manna » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:16 pm

G'Day Gents

I was of the Understanding, that TOC regard anything up to 4 hours late are still 'On Time'................ :!: :wink:

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