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Having a quick drive on my work in progress TS2017 (Railworks) route for the first time.

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Finally seeing for myself that MAN SL202 CNG 1636 isn't governed to 40kph after all.

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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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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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I don't think this is how you drive a bus normally... Oops.
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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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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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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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Has it got forced induction? I like my Saab turbines.
Yes, it was your lucky day getting bits for that without being robbed blind.
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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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Go & buy the rest of the Saab, then you have heaps of spare parts

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The biggest obstacle it having somewhere out of the way to stick it, without being an eyesore or a hindrance.
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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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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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I think this is a tad late. WA LABOR WINS THE ELECTION!!!! METRONET!!!
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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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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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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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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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(Doesn't make me happy or grumpy)

Uploading 3 NL232 recordings in a row to Youtube! Why on earth would anyone share audio files of these washing machines on wheels...

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Possibly eliminating the need to board the rogue Morphettville SL202 CNG 873 again (Adelaide's other 1636).

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