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by pdeaves
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Generational Query
Replies: 11
Views: 21790

Re: Generational Query

For me it's (1) because I wasn't born until after 1968!

If we take sectorisation as meaning mid-80s then I probably fall into (2) as well, though the roots were a little before when my Gran and Grandad bought me a train set when age 7-ish.
by pdeaves
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL
Replies: 160
Views: 433442

Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

For those of you who have grumbled at the Editorials in the RO go and read the one by Phil Deaves in the January issue - what a positive breath of fresh air. Well done Phil for cheering us all up, it's a far cry from the gloomy days of the 1970s - I have always considered the period from 1969 to 19...
by pdeaves
Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL
Replies: 160
Views: 433442

Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

One of the few things I am aware of is that the old system allowed a single click downliad of a pdf file and that the new system requires the pages to be selected and then compiled before downloading. A retrograde step in my view. Railway Herald have ? single click option that works very well. Why ...
by pdeaves
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL
Replies: 160
Views: 433442

Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

I think it's retrograde step in not having a single click option of downloading the RO. You are, I assume, aware that the digital RO system is provided by an outside company and not programmed directly by RCTS volunteers? The team investigated various alternatives and picked the most suitable. If y...
by pdeaves
Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dead or Dying Already?
Replies: 31
Views: 53513

Re: Dead or Dying Already?

OK then, here goes. Week after week there is a signalling or points failure somewhere between Reading and Paddington (not the same one each time) that causes pandemonium. What can be done to make the railway more resilient? Remember that very rarely can the railway 'just' do such-and-such. It costs ...
by pdeaves
Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Access to the Digital RO
Replies: 9
Views: 18434

Re: Access to the Digital RO

D3796 wrote:Will previous issues of RO also return for download?
Previous PDFs are available. Go to the RO page <http://www.rcts.org.uk/about/members/pagesuite>, then on the left is 'archive'. This brings up the list of all the previous issues available.
by pdeaves
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ECML - DOES SIR RICHARD HAVE TOO MUCH OF A MONOPOLY
Replies: 5
Views: 13045

Re: ECML - DOES SIR RICHARD HAVE TOO MUCH OF A MONOPOLY

Does Sir Richard have too much of a monopoly?

In my view: no.

There are very few journeys made for which there is real competition between the east and west coast routes. I think it would have been more of an issue if, say, London Midland was a Virgin company.
by pdeaves
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Welcome to the RCTS Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 55696

Re: Welcome to the RCTS Forum

Further to '21275's question, is there some way to turn off the email notification that posts are approved?

Thanks!
by pdeaves
Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why are you a member (or not) of the RCTS?
Replies: 13
Views: 26625

Re: Why are you a member (or not) of the RCTS?

I originally joined for the library. I now attend such meetings and visits as are of interest to me and not a clash with other things. Additionally, I am a member to serve others with contributions to the RO.
by pdeaves
Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is disposal information of rolling stock relevant?
Replies: 10
Views: 20695

Re: Is disposal information of rolling stock relevant?

Personally I'm not interested once a loco is sent for scrap. I agree. Actually, I'm not particularly interested *before* it's scrapped, either! The recent stamping of feet by various parties didn't interest me and to be frank I thought it was all a bit childish. I agree again. All sources are subje...