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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby TA3001 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:38 am

Having a quick drive on my work in progress TS2017 (Railworks) route for the first time.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby TA3001 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:02 am

Finally seeing for myself that MAN SL202 CNG 1636 isn't governed to 40kph after all.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby eddy » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:09 pm

Terretec, based in Tasmania is supplying 7 Tunnel Boring Machines for India http://www.tunneltalk.com/India-Feb2017 ... Line-3.php
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Swift » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:37 pm

I guess it takes two heads to come up with that success story.
I wonder how long it will be before foreign companies come knocking at the door for a takeover.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Off The Rails » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:44 pm

I don't think this is how you drive a bus normally... Oops.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby busrider » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:03 pm

Went to a self-serve wrecking yard today, and found pretty much all the parts I need for my relatively rare/obscure car...
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Swift » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:44 pm

That's nice when that happens, but care to tell us what the car is?
I love visiting those type of wreckers where you are free to roan about and take your time.
It's so fascinating seeing all the dead cars with stories to tell.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby busrider » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:59 pm

It's a 1993 Saab 9000 CD. Going into a shop and asking for parts/accessories for it is usually greeted with "uhhhh", so it was nice to find what I actually wanted for once.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Swift » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:36 am

Has it got forced induction? I like my Saab turbines.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby busrider » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:46 am

No, no turbo unfortunately... Being a P-Plater under the age of 25 in SA, I can't drive turbo vehicles, with some exceptions... Yet I can drive my EL Falcon, which has more power than some of the banned cars... Go figure.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby LB608 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:35 am

Go & buy the rest of the Saab, then you have heaps of spare parts
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Swift » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:54 pm

The biggest obstacle it having somewhere out of the way to stick it, without being an eyesore or a hindrance.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby eddy » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:31 am

eddy wrote:Terretec, based in Tasmania is supplying 7 Tunnel Boring Machines for India http://www.tunneltalk.com/India-Feb2017 ... Line-3.php


While it was good news about Terratec getting the orders it looks to me like they may end up in China http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News- ... -plant.php

How about Victoria, ACT and NSW spending $500m per year each over ten years matched by the Fed to build three single Magtube tunnels between Melbourne, Albury, Canberra and Sydney to kill the air traffic on this route and allow Terratec the experience to design and build a TBM that could drive through all types of geology.

Not only would Magtube give passengers between Sydney and Melbourne a 75 minute one seat ride but Terratec would have the best TBM in the world and stay in Tasmania.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby captainch » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:01 pm

A big thank you to police & S.E.S came home from hospital Friday after heart operation.............Today they called around took me back to hospital due to cyclone in Townsville &really looked after me! a BIG THANK YOU! :D
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Bus Suggestions » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:30 pm

I think this is a tad late. WA LABOR WINS THE ELECTION!!!! METRONET!!!
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby captainch » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:17 pm

A HUGE THANK YOU................................To the police ............S.E.S worlers who moved all of us to safety yesterday during CYCLONE DEBBIE.......................WE MAY have lost material things .............but we are all safe & alive ...............GOD BLESS YOU ALL! :D Frightening as it was we were made to feel safe & we spent 19 hours in a shelter along with animals kids & people!
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby busrider » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:02 am

Got a new phone today... Guess that sorta makes up for losing my job and both of my cars in the past four weeks or so? Not really... *sigh*
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby eddy » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:34 pm

Swift wrote:I wonder how long it will be before foreign companies come knocking at the door for a takeover.



I read today that Herrenknecht and Terratec as the only ones without Chinese involvement http://www.tunneltalk.com/Company-News- ... rategy.php
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby captainch » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:05 pm

Happy today got a cancelation on a flight from TOWNSVILLE TO BRISBANE for next Wednesday to help celebrate the closing of the BRISBANE tramways when I was 22 50 years ago & catch up with a couple of my former tramway mates.ONLY BE THERE OVERNIGHT cost me a fortune bu its school holidays/easter plus cyclone booings SO CAN'T WAIT TO GO!
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Re: What makes you happy today?

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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby TA3001 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:16 pm

(Doesn't make me happy or grumpy)

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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby TA3001 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:30 am

Possibly eliminating the need to board the rogue Morphettville SL202 CNG 873 again (Adelaide's other 1636).
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:59 am

Passengers who arrive about 11 minutes AFTER a train is due to leave, instead of around 5 to 10 minutes BEFORE a train is due, & the driver leaves - :lol: WITHOUT THEM! :lol:

No wonder the guard & staff gave dirty looks, not that I blame them.

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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby TA3001 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:37 pm

Newcastle Flyer wrote:Passengers who arrive about 11 minutes AFTER a train is due to leave, instead of around 5 to 10 minutes BEFORE a train is due, & the driver leaves - :lol: WITHOUT THEM! :lol:

No wonder the guard & staff gave dirty looks, not that I blame them.

(* Valid reasons excepted of course)


I remember being in Adelaide station around 2000 or a bit after watching a Belair train depart from platform 1, and the driver must have stopped at least 4-6 times to enable late passengers to board. In my opinion, trains should just leave without them to reduce liability for late running. There's hardly any time to make up in train schedules, in comparison to Adelaide's very on time running friendly bus timetables.
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Re: What makes you happy today?

Postby Swift » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:16 pm

Finding out that Perth's transport agency upholds standards that keep the Bustech VST shut out from consideration!
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