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Pics and discussion of interesting /n/ related infrastructure. Could be bridges, viaducts, tunnels, roads, stations, ports what ever.
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>>1119297
it is indeed very comfy
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>>1119260
>unless you had some sort of top moving the rope along with you
Why not. Or just go back and retie after finishing a segment
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>>1119564
There was an old concrete bridge that was being held together by wooden planks in my town that got demolished this year. Chunks off concrete fell when cars drove over it.
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>>1119109
railings or anything with a hole in it

you could probably even just use your parked car. just remember to put the handbrake on
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>>1118248
cross-London road tunnels when?

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ITT: Best Locomotive/Rolling Stock paint schemes
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>>1115290
No. Some private operators just painted their Nohabs to look like an F.
>>1117285
This is originally a Danish loco, later became German. Now it's 459 021 in Hungary.
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>>1105357

>Rather than a tried, tested and proven single company system like that in Japan.

And yet said system was losing money and had to be broken up and privatized 30 years ago
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I rather like the crosscountry livery
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>>1117930
I think he meant into single companies for each region, covering passenger service and infrastructure, while maintaining a high degree of integration between companies, government, and network as a whole
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Yarra Trams Livery on a Z3 tram

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Hello again /n/

Up for a third thread?

However I think the whole "unique locomotives" well is running dry by now.

Anyway, here is Aerolite of the North Eastern Railway which is based at the National Railway Museum in York. (As far as I know of that is.)
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>>1119094
EST, Alsace Lorraine I see?
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What I believe were the Pennsy's Class Q-1 4-6-4-4, #6130.

Unfortunately the idea of having the rear cylinders facing in the opposite direction led to them picking up a ton of dirt, dust, and ashes from the firebox which were well to small, similar to the issues experienced on an earlier variant constructed by the B&O, 4-4-4-4 #5600.
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>>1119151
It almost reminds of the New York Central Hudson when I see this 4-6-4-4's boiler.
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A GWR Kruger to bump the thread.
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>>1119122
Yes. The fuel tanks in the locomotive and in the auxiliary fuel tender had heaters that brought the fuel up to 200 Fahrenheit. What killed the Gas Turbines was that the petroleum industry found ways new ways to crack Bunker C into lighter fuels and the plastics industry found uses for it as well. So what had been considered a waste product that could be had for a fraction of the cost of Diesel became prohibitively expensive to keep the turbines running.

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Was the pilot right here?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKfo1We2YHE
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>>1119510
>good altitude
nigger what? he was at like 150 feet max
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>>1119518
wingspan of A330 is 180 feet. just for reference mr. brainlet

now compare it to this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26H-WzIe858
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>>1119418
ATC approved it, passengers were told about it. Who gives a fuck what the company thinks since they aren't flying anymore
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>>1119562
This
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>>1119418
Yep. He didn't crash.

>>1119424
topkek

I've decided to go ahead and buy a Ranger 37 (pic related) for $2,000 (seems like an amazing deal) or less (still, I might as well haggle) in cash. I cut my teeth crewing on my family's Ranger 26 growing up, so I feel like the same boat plus eleven feet ought to feel just right to live aboard and go full cruising lifestyle. I haven't been sailing in ages, however; what should I know/do/think? Also: sailing general (with particular focus on cruising aboard sailboats).
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>>1118445
East to West hes going to the caribbean to spend the Winter there. I know theres Kind of a Season there where Alot of People Are making That Kind of Trip but still... And then just yesterday i read about this Freak Hurricane That Went all the Way to britain
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>>1110660
Looks like a nice boat OP.
I think the important thing about having a yacht is actually using it and not leaving it tied up at a marina.
If you plan on doing any long distance sailing, setting up a wind vane could prove invaluable. Other than that, make sure the electronics are good and you have and wind gen or solar. A fuck up in electronics can be detrimental unless you know local waters really well.
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>>1116882
>Connecticut
,costhow?,,looks like a WWWET zone,, lots of river., is it not free?
,,does look, Pirate., allthose mu+nys.
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>>1118368

Actually size doesn't really make it safer. A modicum of skill & a seaworthy boat is the main thing. Large ships are lost all the time including sailboats twice the size as your friends. If wx condx get bad one can always hove to by deploying a parachute anchor or drogue and basically ride out the storm & get some rest. Smaller boats are limited in range by the provisions & fuel they can carry.

FYI on some 8m boats I recall off thevtop of my head: An American couple, Dave & Jaja Martin (with 2 kids) did a RTW in a Cal24 back in 1995.

Robert Lee Graham started an RTW trip in a 24' sloop called 'Dove' as a teenager in 1965.

Lots of people have done the Atlantic route in similar sizes for decades when boats that size were the norm.

Then there's this guy. He's an anomaly. A Latvian reject named Rimas Meleshyus somehow cheats death floating around in the Pacific in an unmaintained boat. He's wrecked 3x . He started in a San Juan 24. There's a long thread about him on sailinganarchy. It's hard to believe it's real. He just popped back up after disappearing 4 months ago in the s.pac when everyone figured he was dead.
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>>1110660
Oh, and Op, I like the lines of that boat. The cabin looks a bit low but she looks like a fast cruiser. She'd look sweet with a dark blue hull.

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Old thread 404'd

Post all model train related stuff here. All scales (O, N, HO, etc.) welcome.
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>>1118161
https://youtu.be/A7sqLsAVSus
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>>1118214
I started with G Scale back in 2003 when I was little.

My first set was a starter set with a Stainz locomotive.
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>>1111343
I Used 2 inch pink foam insulation sheet from Home Depot

it was a 5x8 sheet. cut it up, stacked it and used Elmers Glue All to hold it together

used chisels to carve it, and spackling to shape it the way I wanted. Painted it with brown paint and turf/trees/whatever else
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>>1117669
For a round the tree setup, I'd probably go for a Lionel O gauge at minimum unless it's up on a table or something. If it's off the floor, a small tree with an HO or even N scale set would be nice. If it's going to be on the floor under a full size tree, go O gauge or G gauge. Hunt on line at Trainworld or Trainz or other websites for specials or sales. For example, Lionel has has been making Polar Express and Hogwarts Express sets for ten years now and last years set can usually be had for right at $200 on clearance to make room for next years model. Traditional three rail O gauge isn't scale accurate, but it looks great circling the Christmas tree.
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...so apparently this shit exists.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gn15
http://www.smallbrookstudio.co.uk/products/4569521210/Gn15-Emett

Thread for narrow gauge railways which closed and are totally lost or abandoned.

Such as the Rye And Camber Tramway which ran from 1895 to 1939.

Before anyone says "Anon you dumbfuck tramways and railways are two different things!"

It was still considered a railway regardless.
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>>1107456
I'm not the only one who rides down cycle paths that have been built on top of old railway routes and imagines what the old line used to look like and that I'm a train travelling along it, am I?
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>>1119737
At first to unify gauge on the island then to unify the gauge with Russian mainland.
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>>1107276
>>1107308

Trains running along Cambelltown High Street.

I wish this was restored. :'(
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>>1119753
So it's 1524mm huh?
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>>1119000

>Technically narrow gauge (by one half inch).

I want a cheap ass e-bike. $700 tops. I live in NYC and they're technically illegal here because they don't give a fuck about hr 727 stating that federal law on this shit supersedes them, so it needs to look like a normal bike. if it folds that's a big bonus. I'm a poor ass grad student who is sick and tired of the shitty subway.

I've been eyeing these https://www.amazon.com/Ancheer-Folding-Electric-Removable-Lithium-Ion/dp/B074SXKHL1/ref=pd_sbs_468_7?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=J8FYCNPATDMMQ3J10G83

ridegenesis.com/collections/electric-bicycles/products/commuter-electric-bicycle-white?gclid=CjwKCAjwgvfOBRB7EiwAeP7ehqEskh_Z6g0kOKN-mncUnjxuvipBBoIbZUCeD5z_QuLb3a86z0bwNhoCKtAQAvD_BwE


Any suggestions?
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>>1117537
You must be new here.
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>>1117376
Yes.
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This is me but in LA. The traffic fucking sucks.
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>>1117299
>https://www.amazon.com/Ancheer-Folding-Electric-Removable-Lithium-Ion/dp/B074SXKHL1/ref=pd_sbs_468_7?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=J8FYCNPATDMMQ3J10G83

Ok I'm an idiot... Why does that bike have both rimbrakes and a disc brake on the front?
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As a fellow New Yorker who's kind of considered the same thing, my main reason for not buying one of these is that it does seem a smidge limited, and also that I'd feel like a huge twat riding around on something that's called a "swagbike" and also looks like it's for twats.

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>>1117225
It's actually becoming more and more common with the advent of 1000, 1200+ ships. Any loss of cargo due to having two separate super structures, is more than offset by the ability to stack boxes aft of the wheelhouse to max height. In order to maintain visibility, you can only stack the boxes so high forward of the wheelhouse, and then taper them down as you go forward. Pic related
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>>1117671

I wonder if series hybrid setups might eventually push things such that you have a accommodations/wheelhouse/powerplant in a single module that fits in a cargo row up front? If going slow with big props i pushed any farther, draft limitation will push toward multiple props like a pair or three azipods...
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>>1101562
This really galvanized my metals
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>>1103038
>a steaming pile of shit
thats all tug boats, anon, some are just better than others
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>>1104025
don't ever talk to me or my son again

Opinion on the FUCI?
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>>1115640
>The fairing weighted him down
> The seat threw off his balance
> The single didn't allow him into good cadence.

And this day all would know that even a rocket ship could bleed.
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>>1118638
>wanting the clunky feel of shitmano
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>>1119915
>not using 30 year old suntour
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>>1119915
>Cluncky
>Doublecrap TM
Not loving that campag feel of dumping all dose gears and sprinting in front of everyone
>Not really wanting to ride with anyone else
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>>1115640
Edgy and not a recumbent.

Last thread nearly dead.

Kona Lava Dome 2017 for ~300 euros, yay or nay?
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>>1119638
There's no such thing as a fitness bike. Any bike can be a fitness bike. A road bike is a bike intended to be used on paved roads.
Brands shouldn't be your main concern. You should worry about components, wheels and frame size
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https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crescent.se%2Fcyklar%2Fcyclocross%2Fzepto-comp-20-vxl%2F&edit-text=

Are the components on this worth about 1600 USD? I want to replace my hybrid bike with something faster for commuting and fitness, but can still handle riding off road. It seems like most gravel and cyclocross bikes I'm looking at in this price range comes with Shimano 105 and TRP Spyre, are they good components?
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>>1119653
What makes good quality wheels?
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>>1119740
Weight, stiffness, appropriate profile and spoke count for their intended use
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>>1119638
A "fitness" bike is a roadbike with a relatively relaxed and comfy geometry.
It is great for longer tours, but don´t try a time-trial with it...

broken spokes edition

Post your bike touring stories, questions, setups, advice, plans, or pictures.
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>>1119702
believe in yourself
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>>1119702
Post pics, I have potato level IQ and am having trouble envisioning this
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>>1119706

Don't have anything to take pics with at the moment. Imagine a rear rack on a bicycle and you can see the wheel lined up along the center of the rack. Now imagine the rear rack is off to the side so the wheel isn't lined up down the center.
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>>1119276
>meme
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>>1119906
Shit due, you made it at least a quarter mile into those woods. How did you handle that kind of wilderness?

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I am looking to maybe buy a gearbox mtb (mountainbike, no tour bikes plox) in afew years time. Do you guys think it would be good, I personally think that gearbox bikes are god-tier, since the gears basically last ages without maintenance.
A belt drive is of course only really sensible on a hard-tail and I like hard-tails for their simplicity, however I'd like to go all out and maybe buy a full-sus bike perhaps.
For the meantime, post gearbox mtbs ITT.
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>>1119106
I ride Pinion bike. I love it for the things it does: shifts perfectly under any circumstances and I can use a closed chainguard for my tourer.
I didn't want to go belt, because chains work perfectly well and are cheap. Last chain lasted 12.500 km.
The Pinion chainring and cog are high quality. I will be able to ride 30.000+ km with one set before I have to change them.
I got what I wanted: Huge gear ratio (600%), close to zero maintenance (had to lube last chain three time in its lifetime), comfortable shifting. I never have to think about my drivetrain, it just works.
Plus, the box is bone-dry. It is very well sealed (as opposed to Rohloffs that do lose oil).

Usually, I do all my maintenance myself. I had to have the box serviced once because older boxes had a flaw in the way the cable was clamped inside the box. Pinion updated the design and exchanged the parts. Took two weeks.
>>1119120
> mature
Go ride a Pinion bike. They don't need any more maturing. They work reliably.
>>1119136
Your scenario is extremely far fetched. 99.99+ per cent of riders never will end up in this situation.
But of course you are right. You can't service a Pinion on your own because you need special tools. That is a disadvantage. On the other hand, if you want a gearbox you probably don't want to do lots of maintenance anyway.
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>>1119379
>>1119395

>No more derailleur they said

It's definitely a meme if you need to put a tensioner on it...
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>>1119628
1. Full SuS always needs a way to take up chain slack.
2. The tensioner is not comparable to a derailleur (less exposed, smaller, simpler).
3. For hardtails you don't need a tensioner. There are other options, e.g. sliding dropout.
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>>1119628
How else are you going to do chain tension with a through-axle?
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>>1119634
Sliding dropouts

Newcomer here. Should i even care about brands? What should i take into consideration in choosing brands?
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>>1119752
>I want to buy Campagnolo because I like to fantasize that I am a rider from the heroic era of cycling. This satisfies my autism. I don't think it's actually any better mechanically, but I like to be a fucking faggot and, at least, I admit it.
Campagnolo is only aceptable if your bike is Italian made, only italian craftmanship unlocks the true potential of a Campagnolo drivetrain.
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I only use "Schwalbe™ professional bike tires"
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>>1119754

>what if the pothole is only 1cm deep? i might will ride through micro potholes a lot.
Correct. This will not break a rigid fork.
Don't know how the asphalt is in Indonesia, but potholes are so deep and frequent that they are a threat to car tires, let alone to bikes. Specially after tropical thunderstorms, they can get 10-15cm deep. It's dangerous and you need to learn how to bunny hop or avoid them very quickly.

>what connects brands to personal lifetsyle though?
Maybe you are a traditionalist and a purist and you want a brand that has been around for a century or so (e.g. Bianchi and Wilier Triestina). Maybe you like a retro cool/vintage look, so brands like Masi and Fuji will appeal too. Or perhaps you want to look modern and competitive, so a Specialized or Cannondale would go well with you.
Of course, I am only talking about looks, marketing and consumeristic expression of a lifestyle. I think it's safe to say that almost the entirety of bikes made in the world come from the same factories in Taiwan and China and their specs are much more important than the brand (most brands just contract these suppliers, so it's likely that the same individual will be working on a Bianchi or a Masi bike and, some months later, on a Specialized or Cannondale).

If you are wealthy and can afford it and want to look cool, you could buy some handmade Italian or British bikes.
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>>1119755
>Campagnolo is only aceptable if your bike is Italian made, only italian craftmanship unlocks the true potential of a Campagnolo drivetrain.

I know that this is complete bullshit and I completely agree with you, because, in my mind, this effect will be true and placebo will either make me faster or, at least, will make me want to ride more.
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>>1119693
I have a hybrid made by decathlon, no issues so far.
My brother had a crash with a semi on a decathlon hardtail, rim was bend slightly.


Only weird thing about them is their ussage of shimano and sram parts on the same bike:
>sram gripshift shifters
>sram 3.0 rear derailer
>shimano cassette
>shimano front derailer
>unbranded crankset and chainrings

Never had any issues though...

>mfw descended 1500 m on 10% declines on a 170€ steel framed trekking bike (riverside 120 with 3x8 drivetrain instead of 1x8)

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Come and post South Eastern And Chatham Railway stuff here.

Despite not a lot of being around in preservation.
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>>1114719
SE&CR existed from 1899 until grouping (e/o 1922).
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>>1114774
I know, I was talking about this particular locomotive.

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>>1111750
They had so many indifferent designs from their chaotic history that many were phased out without preservation after the Grouping. But the Maunsell heritage is pretty strong in the preserved SR fleet.
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>>1116978
That I know.

Especially the Kirtley R1, although some made into early BR years.
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A much needed bump for this thread.



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