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Beijing's new airport opening in September 2019.
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>>1237762
If Beijing Daxing gets wider airspace clearance for circling than Beijing Capital, all the traffic is going to move to Daxing.
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>>1237769
That doesn't change the fact that they're still going to be splitting traffic for many years to come. Capital isn't being replaced by Daxing; it's being supplemented by it. Daxing will almost certainly overtake Capital sometime in the 2020s in terms of total traffic, but Capital will still be seeing tens of millions of passengers annually.
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>>1237408
No shit, they're not allowed to think about anything other than undying love for fish-lips Xi and the glory of all their thousands of ugly apartment blocks and pointless concrete covering the countryside and traditions.
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Fuck, I now really want to go to China. I'm not even shilling but China is really gratifying my infrastructure projects autism.

>>1237333
I know it's bait, but I do feel like (Tier 1 China) is leaving us behind in a few key aspects.
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>>1237498
>As if travelling around can give you deeper understanding on a society than actually get in touch with the society. And no, just "living" in those places without interacting with people of different class on the society does not count as get in touch with the society.
>>1237757
PEK could have overtake ATL in year 2020 but with the opening of Daxing that would split traffic, it probably won't happens anytime soon.
Speaking of which seems like the plan for additional runway at PEK have also been freezed for now
>>1237769
But CA won't move. HNA seems to be staying too.

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How good would a steam locomotive built today be? How much more efficient could it be with new materials and building techniques, all run by a deep learning computer? Steam trains are truly magnificent, can they make a comeback?
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>>1237988
A well made flash-boiler radiates verry little heat.
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Would a steam-electric locomotive be more or less efficient than a standard steam locomotive?
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>>1238214
Depends, if it's electric heating water, less.
Steam driven generators driving motors, possibly more
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>>1237894
A comeback with steam engines would need them to be much more efficient and reliable than they are currently.
High oil prices would be needed to justify such development, and even then they aren't great at drag freight or slogging up hills but instead are better on the flat
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>>1238324
The latter was what I was thinking of.

>Los Angeles
>6/10 people here don’t know how to drive, are driving cars that shouldn’t be on the road, break multiple laws, or get road rage.
>my issue is how much longer can this behavior be sustained
I imagine in 10-15 years we’ll be seeing actual manslaughter and violent crimes just solely from driving culture.

>my example
>turning into my driveway
>legal, signals, no one oncoming
>turn into driveway when some bitch thinks to cut me off instead wait the two extra seconds as my tires are touching my entrance
>starts yelling shit and throws trash out the window
>see trash in front of my house for a week

People are retarded, I wish the DMV had a new metric to take away someone’s license who can’t pass a psychological evaluation—-the city would improve traffic significantly if it got rid of all those idiots
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>>1237933
Not him, but it isn't really too hard, just slightly stupid.

Depends on your tires some, you gotta be sure that they have enough pressure there's no risk of hitting the rim, but definitely want them to be able to deform some. 2" or higher is best. It isn't too hard as long as you keep your elbows and knees loose and your center of mass back. I've done it on a rigid as well, although I almost ate shit then
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>>1237931
>There's actually a law that if you are behind a cyclist you must overtake them, no matter how fast they are going.
Especially when you're riding through a school zone with a 20mph speed limit and they guy behind you is a dickhead in a dualie
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>>1237933
Ridiculously easy on a fatbike. Some day i hope to be able to ride up the stairs.
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>>1235694
>IMO 49cc should be the cut off for mopeds
Isn't it already?
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>>1237966
My hardtail is 27,5" and has 2,6" front and 2,25" rear tires how much pressure do you recomend for a 60 kg rider?
How should I setup my fork for that?
Rebound dampening fully open or somewhat close, pressure more high or low?>>1238024
>riding up stairs
Sounds pretty hard since stairs are usually like 30-45°

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How do I get over my fear of riding with local clubs?
I love riding alone. I have a top tier road bike and am in better shape than most of you. However I have never ridden with a local club either because I'm lazy or I feel like people will treat me like a poser or something. I'm also extremely lightweight so I feel people will assume I am weak. Does anyone else ride alone all week?
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>>1230939

Know that feel bro. Been wanting to join a club for a while but lazy, and ya know, people
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>>1237797
>they're not REAL mountain bikers because they make me look bad
I can do that too, "it's not a REAL fred unless they're effortlessly not-winning definitely-not-a-races on their 1970s bike boom garbage bikes while wearing baggy ill-fitting tweed overalls and mismatched sneakers and definitely not being more successful, charming, or wealthy than you"

Am I a cool trysoft yet? But not the kind of cool who makes you feel insecure, more like not cool, but in a way that's acceptable to you.
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>>1237815
Isn't he rich? Why is maggie's brother riding a busted ass craigslist trek?
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Rode with a 69 year old boomer today for about 10 miles since our routes intersect and I get mondays off from my job. Had nice form on his giant TCR, minus a few points for putting a mirror on his handlebars.
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>>1233930

I started riding with a group few weeks ago. A guy at work was trying to get me out with his group for months but I was too lazy for their early starts. Now I look forward to it every week. Home by 1pm with 100km done. Usually I wouldn't have left the house by then. Still do all my other rides solo though

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Technical Drawing Thread
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>>1237875
Fun fact (one of the few I know about vintage trains): the 'templates' for some of the components of steam locomotives were made out of wood.
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mmh
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test
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>>1237927
Yes. It's basic sand casting; make a pattern, press it into a green-sand mold, remove the pattern, add molten metal.

The industry is going so hard and fast on great the backlash is going to be severe

My prediction is everyone riding 25c "long and low" roadies ... Copying MTB geometry trends with slack head tubes, longish stays, hydro discs and tubeless tires... marveling at how "fast, simple, compliant" these amazing new bicycles are
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>>1238185
Not OP here, but I guess that people get tired of these slow gravelbikes and want a fast roadbike, making it all about speed.
So the next trend could go in the direction of TT or triathlon bikes.
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>>1238194
I don't see TT or tri bikes becoming a trend outside of people who actually do TTs or triathlons because they're banned from all mass start events and from all group rides worth riding with. And for most people group rides and events are the biggest reason for cycling.
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>>1238257
>And for most people group rides and events are the biggest reason for cycling.
ppppffffffffftttttttt nuh uh
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>>1238257
Hopefully TTs just become more popular and common as a result
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>>1238258
I said for most people, autistic /n/iggers are an exception but that's an extremely small minority of recreational cyclists.

>>1238259
That would be ideal.

Do you agree, /n/? Even if you don't completely agree, you have to admit the airline industry in the US is absolute dogshit for workers and passengers. It's done so much better in different regions of the world.
http://www.slate.com/articles/business/metropolis/2017/09/how_we_ruined_airline_jobs.html
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>>1237155
No market anywhere has the majority of people flying ULCCs. Your dumbass perception doesn't override reality.
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>>1235842
You're right. I have refused to fly for many years now, to show my displeasure with the airlines here.
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>>1237162
So you can't feasibly go anywhere far away on a whim. Cool.
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>>1236721
>an industry where mistakes can kill hundreds at once doesn't want to repeat those same mistakes
Imagine my shock
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>>1237133
Do you think that's an insult?

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What does /n/ think of the new ICE 4?

I was expecting not to like it because the ICE 3 design is so classic and absolutely epic but gotta admit the flattened nose really has its charm. Have to visit Germany to ride one soon now!
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>>1237610
160km/h is really only the border for HSR in Germany. Above that speed, rail and streets aren't allowed to cross on the same level.
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>>1235322
No, it's ugly.
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>>1237965
Nah, not only Germany. Here in Croatia railway routes are limited to 160 km/h. If any new routes certified for higher speed would be built or the existing ones were upgraded it would be considered high speed lines. It's probably same (or even worse) in other countries in Southeast Europe.
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>>1230228

Thanks Kamerad, I will take the InterRegio train next time, the added benefit that it has a bicycle coach unlike the ICE1, so I will be back next year.

Another comfy train I took from Berlin to Stettin in Poland was a little diesel powered DMU, was a surprisingly pleasant and fast trip, shame so few people commute between Berlin and Poland.
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>>1238094
>the InterRegio
IRs don't exist anymore since about a decade ago.
You probably mean an InterRegio-Express (IRE).

>shame so few people commute between Berlin and Poland
Are it that few? What about the Berlin-Warszawa-Express?

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What did Russia mean by this?
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The AN-2 was maneuverable and had an impressive takeoff and landing distance but it was slow as sin. This was their solution.
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>>1238153
We'll never know because they accidentally the whole thing.

I just rode one of these today for the first time, and it was actually pretty cool.

Lots of people in my city hate them, but they're just NIMBY scum.

Discuss.
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>>1237673
>How do I get these things out of my city?

You would have to lobby for anti immigration laws to be strengthened.
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>>1237710
It was about 200 years too late to stop him from coming over if you catch my drift.
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>>1234989
The batteries alone are more than 100 bucks.
These scooters cost about a grand each
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>>1237720
Haha yeah descendent of a Chinese railroad worker yeah I catch ur drift anon ;-)
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>>1236256
There has got to be a way to claim them permanently. I'd have to have some hands on time with one to see how easy it is to open one up and remove the GPS/alarm.

At the very least, you could dunk one in water to drown it and then replace what doesn't survive to get a discount e-scooter.

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Are there any known late 19th-early/mid 20th Century intact examples of tramp steamers left in existence (not counting shipwrecks/abandoned ones)? Any still in revenue service? I imagine some obscure freighter line in a Third World shithole might still have one or two up and running on duct tape.
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YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHH BOOOOOOOOOIIIIIIIIII
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>>1231500
>the Waverly
>the
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Happy birthday boat thread!
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>>1169716
> The holocaust happened
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What is the middle rail on the bridge of this railway?

I've seen several images with the same middle rail in the bridge but I don't what is.
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>>1238111
It is done to prevent derailing
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>>1238115
It's called a guard rail and it doesn't prevent derailing, it just keeps a derailed wheel moving down the tracks (over the ties) instead of rolling off the bridge. They're increasingly uncommon on bridges but are widely used in turnouts.
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>>1238111
Check rail.

If you derail you won't go over the bridge. A guard rail has to do with switches and keeps you on the rail in that area, but works entirely different.

>>1238122
You're an idiot and know just enough to be dangerous.
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>>1238130
>You're an idiot and know just enough to be dangerous.

I'm right. Look it up.
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>>1238111
In rail transport use, guard rails or check rails are placed parallel to regular running rail along areas of restricted clearance, such as a bridge, trestle, or tunnel. These have the effect of keeping the wheels of rolling stock in alignment in case of derailment. It also helps to minimize damage to the structure and allow easier post-accident cleanup.

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Press F to pay respects.

https://youtu.be/2RI_AjeHJPY
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Well at least their last paint scheme looked good.

I wonder what it was like for workers in the final days. They knew their jobs would be gone and all the seniority they'd acquired would be wiped out overnight. I wonder what it was like to tie your train down, step off the engine, and walk into the office to get your pink slip. Probably involved a lot of drinking in those days.

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Chopper Train.
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>>1236353
>>>1236346
>>>1236348
>>>1236351
>You're all wrong. The blimp is completely unpowered and is pulled along by the cable which can be extended/retracted via a winch.
>I believe the original poster many years ago envisioned it as a sightseeing platform for tourists.

You are all wrong, the blimp is powered by a teary-eyed coed, wishing that she had a bigger date then a roti. Oh ye of little faith.

I believe the original poster many years ago envisioned it as a smorgasbord for cannibals.
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The future is personal, not mass transit, you filthy communists.
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>>1235729
>COMMANDO man, the man is killing us man, GET DA CHOPAH
That wasn't Commando, that was Predator, and the line was "GET TO DA CHOPPAH!!!"
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>2018
>not flying a traycopter
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> not starcruising in the North American F-82 Galactic Destroyer

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You may only post in this thread if you're riding a train.
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>>1235549
Based comeng poster
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>>1223763
dat absolutely insane loading gauge
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>>1233024
>>>1232800
>not the terminus, end goal is it meeting up with the ferry system so people can commute from santa rosa > SF with only 1 or 2 changeovers

What is missing is where this is. Behind this picture to the right is the San Rafael Transit center, where you can Bus to San Francisco, or you can Bus to the Ferry at Larkspur landing, or you can bike to the Ferry.

There is a huge problem: The tunnel to Larkspur is now a bike tunnel, and there needs to be another tunnel for bikes, or another tunnel for trains. Considering the other 49 miles of track has three tunnels that were already there this is a big problem. Marin Transit owns the right of way, but does not want to just destroy the bike tunnel outright.
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>>1235691
>another tunnel for bikes, or another tunnel for trains

The other problem for the bike tunnel is that it is at a steep grade, and has a trestle to cross that is under the freeway.
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>>1223227
nice video




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