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by eddy
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

As it seems Australia is not that interested in having a proven 600 km/h Japanese Maglev within five years and as Loc has said many times how ineffective surface drilling is perhaps my initial suggestion of using the many old Joy 12 miners with old volunteers past their use by date to drive a pilot ...
by eddy
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

TBM operations in difficult ground The lecture is to be broadcasted live on YouTube on Thursday 21 January 2021 at 18:00 hrs GMT/UTC and will include an online Q&A session. https://www.tunneltalk.com/Conferences-and-Events-14Jan2020-TBMs-in-difficult-ground-lecture.php 5.00 AM Friday Canberra Loc r...
by eddy
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

Here is an old plan of Canberra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny9kk-0xtHI but I think it would be better to have the 600km/h Japanese Maglev station at the airport to avoid Lake Burly Griffin when extended further south. I suggest that most of the 6 million tourists per year would enjoy the experi...
by eddy
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

This is what I wrote to the NSW Premier on 17/12/2020 and which Samantha Dobbins replied (Ref.CMU20-20167) that it had been forwarded to the transport minister for his consideration. Most Australians are now aware that recycled air conditioning spreads COVID 19 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-15...
by eddy
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

Two---- Make the A$ competitive again. At present, there is concern that renewed demand for commodities could push the AUD too high again. The trouble is, there is a fine line we have to walk here. A highly valued AUD is great for us as net importers of goods (at present this is not the case), but ...
by eddy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

Got this email from the International Maglev Board today https://northeastmaglev.com/?idU=2
by eddy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

At 13 minutes they claim 1,000 km/h in a pressure reduced single tunnel such as I suggest once the public realise it is just as safe as a plane but I think it is too complicated with only 1cm clearance as then you need all the computers as the track would never stay that straight https://www.youtube...
by eddy
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

Terrible video but it gives a good view of the track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLvOlOqs7Sw

Although it has a higher temperature superconductor it only elevates 1mm (1 .20) which I believe is insufficient and is not proven like the Japanese Maglev.
by eddy
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

This report states that the Chinese were trying to get costs down to USD 25 million (AUD 32 million) per kilometre. So over 880 km from Sydney to Melbourne, that would be over AUD 28 billion, and with us having a mush higher labour cost, would be well in excess of that. But then you are proposing t...
by eddy
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

TBM operations in difficult ground

The lecture is to be broadcasted live on YouTube on Thursday 21 January 2021 at 18:00 hrs GMT/UTC and will include an online Q&A session.

https://www.tunneltalk.com/Conferences- ... ecture.php
by eddy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

This report states that the Chinese were trying to get costs down to USD 25 million (AUD 32 million) per kilometre. So over 880 km from Sydney to Melbourne, that would be over AUD 28 billion, and with us having a mush higher labour cost, would be well in excess of that. But then you are proposing t...
by eddy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

Up to 2.6billion???? You must be joking The Berlin proposal for Magliv in 1997 was 4.6 billion plus 2.6 billion = 7.2 billion for 283 km which would translate to close to 20 billion for Sydney to Melbourne. So if your estimate of 10 times since then would be about 200 billion today. The Speedrail 1...
by eddy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

In the case of your proposal it may be a case of a lot of supply but little if no demand. So certainly no balance if that is the case. In this 1997 study they anticipate 3.4m journeys per year and it would cost up to $2.6b https://www.aph.gov.au/sitecore/content/Home/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_...
by eddy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

Two---- Make the A$ competitive again. If you increase the supply of money, there are more dollars chasing the finite goods in the world. The price someone is willing to pay increases, therefore prices rise (inflation). Some foolish dictators have tried printing money to buy their way out of troubl...
by eddy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

Got an email from the International Maglev Board today saying China is going to use German Maglev to go 400km. Good luck with that with only one tenth the clearance. It now looks like they are going to do it like Japan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tpxh5COfpY PS If one day the general public fee...
by eddy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

eddy wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:38 am Got an email from the International Maglev Board today saying China is going to use German Maglev to go 400km.

Good luck with that with only one tenth the clearance.
It now looks like they are going to do it like Japan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tpxh5COfpY
by eddy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

But what you propose does not solve any of it. Economics have proved that over the years. I believe it would solve many problems. One --- It would get people Parrahub/Canberra airport in 20 minutes for less than a conventional surface HSR would cost in five years. Two---- Make the A$ competitive ag...
by eddy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

It is not what you do but how you do it and just making the rich richer and the poor poorer like in America is no good as you need to create big iconic unifying schemes that increase skills rather than growing crops that only pay $3/hour. With the Australian government being owned by America https:/...
by eddy
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

Fleet Lists wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:25 pm Health, education, possibly defense with Maglev way down the list.
Regarding education the best way to learn is to do and if all the redundant coalminers learn and compete with each other we may become number one tunnel drivers in the world rather than have all our existing mining skills lost.
by eddy
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

Fleet Lists wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:04 pm "Popular" is the wrong word. I would think there are more "urgent" things.
I am curious as to what your laundry list is mate.
by eddy
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

If they have to "print" money, I think there are much higher priorities than this. I agree that there may be more popular big things to do as you are looking at a total of $20b and all could make the A$ more competative but by ordering the 20 Chinese TBM it may reduce tensions Australia/China. It i...
by eddy
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 69
Views: 3492

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

Anthony Albanese wants to buy land for a surface HSR https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/latest-thinking/is-high-speed-rail-viable-in-australia but I believe that it would be cheaper with a single tunnel as there is no land to buy, no service roads to build or maintain, no fences to build or maint...
by eddy
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Political discussion
Replies: 247
Views: 17511

Re: Political discussion

Fleet Lists wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:30 pm But who is to decide what are healthy choices and what are not. There are quite a few obvious choices but there are a lot which most people would not agree on.
Perhaps if you have handlebars like the Dutch you may not need hats like them.

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