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by eddy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: TLTL shelter
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: TLTL shelter

This is the email I sent to farsouthcoast.team@rfs.nsw.gov.au Sunday Hi I dropped in to the CSIRO fire testing place at Mogo and luckily was shown around the test site which was waiting for a bricklayer from Victoria to finish the next test. The firefighter I spoke to said many more homes would have...
by eddy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Political discussion
Replies: 180
Views: 13119

Re: Political discussion

While I like SCOMO this shadow treasurer is pretty good too https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-17/jim-chalmers-next-in-line-labor-leader-coronavirus-future/12772808 I disagree with Labor on more public housing when it is them wanting compulsory super and higher taxes that drive people onto it. At l...
by eddy
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What makes you happy today?
Replies: 3100
Views: 378174

Re: What makes you happy today?

by eddy
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 206
Views: 23284

Re: Covid-19

If COVID-19 spreads for a few days before there are symptoms and some people who cannot afford to home stay while waiting for results do not get tested, I suggest that random testing is done in NSW on anybody driving trucks at appropriate places to stay ahead of the game rather than waiting to end u...
by eddy
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Political discussion
Replies: 180
Views: 13119

Re: Political discussion

As the world uses the American dollar for everything it appears that even as they have printed 20% more in the last six months it still holds its value but I feel uneasy especially as they own the Australian government. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq8H0GHU8AQ I am in two minds about China thinki...
by eddy
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Double Deckers vs Bendies vs Rigids
Replies: 15
Views: 5480

Re: Double Deckers vs Bendies vs Rigids

Perhaps they just want electric 6 wheel rigids that comply with truck axle weights.

Also they should get danger money if it is not compulsory for passengers to mask up while we still have the virus.
by eddy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Official "Post Your Youtube's Here!" Thread
Replies: 698
Views: 222281

Re: Official "Post Your Youtube's Here!" Thread

Here is a good 23m video on balance between left v right https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eL2Bq-U7GQ
by eddy
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Double Deckers vs Bendies vs Rigids
Replies: 15
Views: 5480

Re: Double Deckers vs Bendies vs Rigids

A lot depends on the route and my experience with trains is below a 5 minute trip people stand near the doors as it is not worth looking for a seat but for a longer one seat trip with a Trailerbus from the northern beaches to Mascot those people would sit upstairs and enjoy the view and comfort.
by eddy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta the central business district of greater Sydney
Replies: 17
Views: 1478

Re: Parramatta the central business district of greater Sydney

That's a bit different when talking about a fundamental facility like an airport. More localised stuff is very malleable and subject to unforeseen changes in circumstance. Think of what changes in culture, outlook, demographics and technology have taken place since 1970. Well, times that by approxi...
by eddy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta the central business district of greater Sydney
Replies: 17
Views: 1478

Re: Parramatta the central business district of greater Sydney

:?:
Swift wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:15 pm Do you think Premier Sir Eric Willis was thinking of 2025 in 75? Think how long ago that era was and we still have five years to go.
50 years pfft!!
Bob Hawke was when he bought Badgerys creek.
by eddy
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta the central business district of greater Sydney
Replies: 17
Views: 1478

Re: Parramatta the central business district of greater Sydney

I would say that the majority of bus services that come in Parramatta come from areas that are not serviced by the trains, tram or metro, or even the freeway. Fine but don't add anymore :x Parramatta can't handle what they have. It doesn't help that they over complicated it unnecessarily. If you ar...
by eddy
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta the central business district of greater Sydney
Replies: 17
Views: 1478

Re: Parramatta the central business district of greater Sydney

Parra needs more bus services and cars like a hole in a bucket. I thought metro and light rail is supposed to reduce the need for both. Why on Earth would you plan on basing a city to be close to a freeway to encourage cars? It's not the 1960s. I totally agree that those who can catch a train shoul...
by eddy
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What makes you happy today?
Replies: 3100
Views: 378174

Re: What makes you happy today?

@huppypuppy
A great plane that they should restart production with just two larger engines if possible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRipxPCpyw8
Note the tail at 0.44 because it does not have reverse thrust.
by eddy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 8597

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - 2020

At 10.00 he says buyers are mainly Russian and poorer countries and I think if they prove themselves the big guys may have another competitor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuiYKUnanm0
by eddy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Political discussion
Replies: 180
Views: 13119

Re: Political discussion

Watching the American debate and was surprised that Donald, who calls himself a genius, thinks a mask is to protect yourself when it is a thousand times more for protecting others.
by eddy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 43
Views: 8216

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

I wonder if they just buy two axle buses because MR drivers are more plentiful than HR drivers.
by eddy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: One Word Game
Replies: 63
Views: 1907

Re: One Word Game

Infinity
by eddy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta the central business district of greater Sydney
Replies: 17
Views: 1478

Re: Parramatta the central business district of greater Sydney

Telstra joins CLARA. https://www.newsmaker.com.au/news/379427/telstra-joins-the-clara-consortium#.X3PV7WgzbIU Although my preference is Magtube connecting just Sydney, Canberra and Albury to Melbourne because people feel safer in a plane then below ground, I now accept HSR and with Telstra joining C...
by eddy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: NSW Electric Bus Plan
Replies: 43
Views: 8216

Re: NSW Electric Bus Plan

Not sure if the exact thread to post this in but EEVblogs did a video on the electric buses at Transit Systems' Leichhardt depot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbDGxn0yYfA Thanks I was impressed with everyone's knowledge but a bit worried that it weighed 13.8 empty when legal for loaded truck is ...
by eddy
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: COVID-19 non Transport Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: COVID-19 non Transport Thread

I think it will just die out like the 1917 one with most young people developing immunity to a much less potent virus and many old conservative people already dead there will be opportunities for the next generation who may be more adventurous trying many new things. Just hope they do not spend too ...
by eddy
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 8597

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - 2020

Yes, great planes. The first production numbers were made at the old De-havilland factory at Hatfield, Hertfordshire. They are designed to operate from remote, poorly constructed airfields, hence the 4 engines and high wing configuration. If there as a weakness with them, it would be the Lycoming e...
by eddy
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta the central business district of greater Sydney
Replies: 17
Views: 1478

Re: Parramatta the central business district of greater Sydney

I know Tesla makes cars now but they are still very pricy but at 18.40 he says they are building a car for US $25,000 (AU $35,000) which is affordable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1ppM22EQFs By the time they get to Oz, they will more likely be around AU$50K retail. Maybe Tesla is understating ...
by eddy
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: One Word Game
Replies: 63
Views: 1907

Re: One Word Game

Nation
by eddy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta the central business district of greater Sydney
Replies: 17
Views: 1478

Re: Parramatta the central business district of greater Sydney

I know Tesla makes cars now but they are still very pricy but at 18.40 he says they are building a car for US $25,000 (AU $35,000) which is affordable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1ppM22EQFs By the time they get to Oz, they will more likely be around AU$50K retail. I think you may be right bec...
by eddy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta the central business district of greater Sydney
Replies: 17
Views: 1478

Re: Parramatta the central business district of greater Sydney

What are you talking about. The CBD is not capable of simply moving south to a giant cylinder. It’s just NOT going to happen. Also you do realise there are Tesla cars here and now... Yes that was my mistake, I should have said grow south as it is already doing and many people don’t realise that Par...

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