Class 70 Ooops

Discuss real world railway operations in this forum. Find out how to make your model railway as accurate as possible.
User avatar
markh
Posts: 1107
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:40 pm
Location: Workington

Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby markh » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:06 pm

this big BOBO made front page of a magazine & in side it says that the harness it was in snaped i think they should check next time
THIS IS A BAD IDEA,



BUT IM ALL ABOUT BAD IDEAS

User avatar
D605Eagle
Posts: 2559
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:58 am
Location: Staffordshire
Contact:

Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby D605Eagle » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:23 am

piermaster wrote:A few things I learnt about detonators or 'dets' as they are commonly nicknamed are:

1. Beware of shrapnel if you're thinking about standing close to one once it is in place.
2. Never use one that is rusty, damaged or has a strap missing.
3. They are not likely to explode in bulk (allegedly).
4. They can kill or at best cause serious injury if in the wrong hands.
5. They are colour coded and have a limited life - therefore they have to be returned to manufacturer for disposal.

Not like what we did at LU Upminster Depot on the orders of a 'bright', keen, enthusiastic (and incredibly dumb) manager whose career was very short lived (nicknamed by us as 'Nice but Dim'). He ordered us to secure about a dozen expired dets to one rail in the stabling yard and run a train over them, we advised him against it as the shrapel may damage some windows, the neighbours won't be pleased, and could do some damage to the train. He ordered us to do it that night, and came along at 0200 to take charge - After what sounded like the Guns of the Western Front followed by the depot phones going red hot, every dog barking and every cat having a nervous breakdown, even the depot rat needed trauma counselling afterwards, and neighbours shouting and swearing at us. The Depot Manager was dragged out of his bed 30 miles away by LU Headquarters Control by which time the dust cloud settled with one D78 unit sporting a very charred-looking motor bogie, several broken windows in the exam shed (including my office) and us trying to restore the peace with the neighbours and Metropolitan Police. Needless to say 'Nice but Dim' was moved on rapidly. It took a long time to repair relations - I believe he furthered his railway career in NZ.


Dave

Hes probably the one who told the planners in Christchurch that they didn't need earthquake proof buildings..... I digress!

User avatar
kennyGWSR
Posts: 1967
Joined: Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:00 pm
Location: 89A Llanidloes
Contact:

Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby kennyGWSR » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:12 am

wonder if bachmann can make a bent model of its 70? dummy of course, i wouldnt pay 70+ for a bent model :lol:
60089 Felstead :)
Layout: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=33128
Rail photos: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=28381

User avatar
Bufferstop
Posts: 12858
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:06 pm
Location: Bottom end of N. Warks line

Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:22 am

Bent loco?
Triang had the process cracked fifty years ago. Just leave the plastic body in the sun for a few days.
Growing old, can't avoid it. Growing up, forget it!
My Layout, My Workbench Blog and My Opinions

User avatar
Durseytu
Posts: 729
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:18 pm
Location: Trying to make progress on the layout... pigs will fly (hohoho)

Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby Durseytu » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:55 pm

I have to say I have been a bit indifferent to the class 70 (I’m more of kettle fan), but it's been hilarious to hear how many of you think its an ugly piece of.... well you get my point!

Cheers,

Stuart.
ImageImage

User avatar
thomas the plank engine
Posts: 496
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:22 am
Location: Trying to run a garden railway
Contact:

Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby thomas the plank engine » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:29 pm

kennyGWSR wrote: i wouldnt pay 70+ for a bent model


All depends on your definition of 'bent' :lol:

Ian

User avatar
roadie stu
Posts: 256
Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:25 pm
Location: 81 C

Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby roadie stu » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:59 pm

I wonder if Bachmann decided to make one would they make it with a "split chassis"???

just a thought

cheers

Stu
If You Can't Fix It With A Hammer......You've Got An Electrical Fault

User avatar
poliss
Posts: 1661
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:28 pm

Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby poliss » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:13 pm

Please don't slam the revolving door on your way out Stu.

User avatar
roadie stu
Posts: 256
Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:25 pm
Location: 81 C

Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby roadie stu » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:20 pm

I'll get Me coat!!
If You Can't Fix It With A Hammer......You've Got An Electrical Fault

spudfan
Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:03 pm
Location: ireland

Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby spudfan » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:08 am

I see that the first class 70 to be assembled in Europe, at a plant in Turkey, has just rolled off the production line.

User avatar
knottinbotswana
Posts: 29
Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:32 pm
Location: Francistown, Botswana
Contact:

Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby knottinbotswana » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:42 pm

spudfan wrote:I see that the first class 70 to be assembled in Europe, at a plant in Turkey, has just rolled off the production line.

Laterally or longitudinally?

greysleuth
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:27 pm
Location: Stockport - England

Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby greysleuth » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:58 am

In the press blurb that accompanied the picture it is allegedly due in the U.K. after 12 months of testing in Turkey. 70013 ?
http://www.railwaygazette.com/nc/news/s ... rhaul.html
Sad news for Newport docks if they start coming through the tunnel.
Be lucky
David
I may be getting older but I refuse to grow up !!

solario
Posts: 99
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:12 am

Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby solario » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:49 pm

But GOOD news for the railways, surely?

User avatar
dubdee1000
Posts: 896
Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:59 pm
Location: cwm brynbuga

Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby dubdee1000 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:38 pm

knottinbotswana wrote:
spudfan wrote:I see that the first class 70 to be assembled in Europe, at a plant in Turkey, has just rolled off the production line.

Laterally or longitudinally?


Well i hope they screw it together better than they did my car!

ie 201
Posts: 70
Joined: Mon May 12, 2008 12:18 am
Location: waterford, ireland

Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby ie 201 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:52 am

piermaster wrote:The latest heard from another source is that in addition to the (obviously) twisted frame, all six axles are believed to be broken - possible wide-gauge version? The Irish won't be interested, they have more than enough Yank Power of their own!


:shock: shhhhh Don t tell the Irish Rail directors or they ll be getting their cheque books out or else they d try and flog off the rakes of mk 3's that are rotting away in the former goods yards. :wink:
EXAMPLE OF PROPER YANK POWER BELOW


Return to “Real World Railways”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests