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Re: Class 70

Postby PTmodeller » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:39 pm

Metadyneman wrote:
Bigmet wrote:But once the design has been de-bugged and is in service


Which will hopefully never happen and they consign the design to the bin where it belongs!


It's a functional heavy freight locomotive. Looks don't matter to lumps of coal or containers. The huge windscreen increases visibility for the driver; thus making it (slightly) safer. Same for the... things sticking out of the front: they're there to protect the driver in the event of a collision. Why should looks compromise safety?

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Re: Class 70

Postby Metadyneman » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:53 am

Looks, should not compromise safety. However safe designs can still look brilliant and aesthetic. The Inter City 125 power car is a living example of good looks and paramount safety without compromise on either factor... so why make a loco that is so damn repulsive to the eye on the "false" grounds that it makes it safer than anything else on rails. To demonstrate my point here is a picture of a 125 power car that hit a tree at speed last week.

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A train built in 1976! We were building better, just as safe and nicer looking trains decades before we went anywhere near the yanks for the ugly rubbish they have spouted from their shores since!
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Re: Class 70

Postby martin_l_jones » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:53 am

Key point:-

MADE IN BRITAIN !!
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Re: Class 70

Postby dubdee1000 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:41 pm

Yes, they really did break the mould with the HST. Still looks good now, 35 years on and the the carriages are sooooo much more comfy than modern stock

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Re: Class 70

Postby PTmodeller » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:18 pm

It's worth pointing out that the driver of that HST hit behind the desk after applying the emergency brake - that's what saved him.

It's also worth pointing out that the HST has fared badly in lots of previous accidents.

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Re: Class 70

Postby Metadyneman » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:31 pm

To be honest, if I was in ANY locomotive and saw an obstruction ahead.. I would hit the emergency brakes and take cover too.
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Re: Class 70

Postby PTmodeller » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:47 pm

Yes, but not on every locomotive would that be necessary to save yourself.

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Re: Class 70

Postby 50035 Ark Royal » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:22 pm

Hst's never used to like them in my bashing day's were known as zing's or tram's.However now i can see they are a classic train made in this country and fast and comfortable to ride in.They also used to make a good racket (Valenta) but sadly not any more.Still stylish and a classic.I doubt very much people will say that in years to come about the class 70 :P
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Re: Class 70

Postby martin_l_jones » Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:52 pm

50035 Ark Royal wrote:I doubt very much people will say that in years to come about the class 70 :P


Well there was a lot of criticism about the looks of the Class 66's when they hit our shores and then saw the demise of the 56's & 60's, but I still see a lot of enthusisasts taking the numbers photographing them....

We'll see....

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Re: Class 70

Postby egroeg93 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:09 pm

As i said on the other thread :), stop living in the past,

I bet most people want to see modern trains, they dont want to see class 37s, 45s and 47s chugging along, they want railways to be clean and up to date. Enter, the class 70.

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Re: Class 70

Postby bigbob » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:03 pm

Well i can`t wait for it to come out in N, think it will make a cracking looking Loco on the track :D
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Re: Class 70

Postby Metadyneman » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:36 pm

egroeg93 wrote:As i said on the other thread , stop living in the past


I would quite categorically say to you that i am NOT living in the past, I am merely expressing a view that in my honest opinion the class 70 is the most ugliest of modern designs ever to appear on the UK's railways and I really get the knock when people say I am living in the past. This design is rubbish and looks like it has been done by a 4 year old. In fact I reckon a 4 year old would probably do better. It's ugly, plain honest unadulterated ugly and that.. is that!
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Re: Class 70

Postby mixturesweb » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:06 am

Metadyneman wrote:
egroeg93 wrote:As i said on the other thread , stop living in the past


I would quite categorically say to you that i am NOT living in the past, I am merely expressing a view that in my honest opinion the class 70 is the most ugliest of modern designs ever to appear on the UK's railways and I really get the knock when people say I am living in the past. This design is rubbish and looks like it has been done by a 4 year old. In fact I reckon a 4 year old would probably do better. It's ugly, plain honest unadulterated ugly and that.. is that!


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Re: Class 70

Postby egroeg93 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:45 pm

I only said it in playful manner dude :)

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Re: Class 70

Postby 50035 Ark Royal » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:15 am

Metadyneman wrote:
egroeg93 wrote:As i said on the other thread , stop living in the past


I would quite categorically say to you that i am NOT living in the past, I am merely expressing a view that in my honest opinion the class 70 is the most ugliest of modern designs ever to appear on the UK's railways and I really get the knock when people say I am living in the past. This design is rubbish and looks like it has been done by a 4 year old. In fact I reckon a 4 year old would probably do better. It's ugly, plain honest unadulterated ugly and that.. is that!

Totaly agree people said the class 41 D600 Warships were as well but at least theese had chrachter the 70's even a mother could not love them he he :lol:
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