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Author Topic: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS  (Read 62458 times)

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #585 on: March 20, 2020, 04:00:19 PM »
Has anyone thought about the issue of whether people will be happy to receive boxes from China any time soon?

And what about the NGS volunteers handling and despatching them?

Not making mischief - serious questions.

This article here, suggests that the virus can stay active on a hard surface for up to 9 days, depending on the surface and the temperature. The hotter the surface, the higher the decay rate. Other articles tend to concur.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/coronaviruses-how-long-can-they-survive-on-surfaces#How-long-do-coronaviruses-persist?

The boxes will have been at sea for a number of weeks, so I'd suggest the risk is almost zero as far as any packaged contamination is concerned.  That said, as David intimates, how they're handles post shipment makes a difference, and that applies to just about everything you touch in any case.

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #586 on: March 20, 2020, 04:25:31 PM »
Assuming they come by sea and not airfreight, I would prefer to wait longer for them to come by sea. This would quantine them on route for plenty long enough, I can then chose to not open the parcel for a week when it arrives with me to allow for any contamination here assuming if not had it by then.
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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #587 on: March 20, 2020, 09:59:03 PM »
Even airfreight there would be no risk according to the Govt and Royal Mail. The virus has very limited lifespan even on hard surfaces eg https://www.royalmail.com/coronavirus

We should be careful that weíre not creating false concern.

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #588 on: March 21, 2020, 07:59:35 AM »
All the Experts say you will be safe

Just remember all the "Experts" once said Smoking and Asbestos were safe as well?

Just saying ;)

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #589 on: March 21, 2020, 08:08:09 AM »
All the Experts say you will be safe

Just remember all the "Experts" once said Smoking and Asbestos were safe as well?

Just saying ;)

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That's really unhelpful in times like these.

Misinformation breeds fear, it's that sort of comment that triggers panic buying and the like.

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #590 on: March 21, 2020, 09:14:37 AM »
All the Experts say you will be safe

Just remember all the "Experts" once said Smoking and Asbestos were safe as well?

Just saying ;)

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That's really unhelpful in times like these.

Misinformation breads fear, it's that sort of comment that triggers panic buying and the like.



Its also the sort of comment that gets your account monitored and restricted...
Posts like that are unhelpful and cause concern among certain people



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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #591 on: March 21, 2020, 09:33:43 AM »
Ok stick your heads in the sand and refuse to learn from History

You saying it can't happen does not make it so

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #592 on: March 21, 2020, 09:56:49 AM »
@N_GaugeModeller you must be one if the most negative people I've EVER come into contact with, you spend your whole time either Dapol bashing or questioning any form of authority.

WE have no clue what this virus is going to do to ANYONE,

MUCH CLEVERER people then you or I are telling us the information WE need and what the causes of concern are. Packaging of ANY kind have never been mentioned as a threat and as provided links suggest there is no need to panic.

Spouting YOUR BELIEF is fine if YOU had any evidence to support it. If YOUR so bothered about anything coming through the post do what YOU need to do to PROTECT YOURSELF.

As I'm no scientist, medical professional or member of parliament I have no fears over what we are told.

This topic is about the HUGELY SUCCESSFUL NGS shunter and you have decided to turn into a pointless scaremongering shout your mouth off think later topic about something TOTALLY UNASSOCIATED with it.

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #593 on: March 21, 2020, 11:01:01 AM »
I am no medic or virologist but i was lucky enough ten years ago to sit in on the post mortem of SARS when the Select Committees discussed how we missed the bullet that time. 

All I can say is that from what I learned then the government and others are doing the right thing now and giving the correct advice. 

However, they are battling the inherent ignorance of humanity and the next edition of the Darwin Awards will probably have several tens of millions of winners.
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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #594 on: March 21, 2020, 11:11:40 AM »
Global Moderator Comment It's all too easy to get Covid-19 into any thread but can I suggest this comes back on topic and comments about the virus are put in all the threads running about it. The sheer fact we have a thread about this loco should be good news to all - something scarce these days. Thank you.

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #595 on: March 21, 2020, 03:44:13 PM »
Well when mine arrives the box is going to be opened in a hurry, the loco is going on the layout and I'm going to enjoy it. Mind I do worry that I may want another one or two......

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #596 on: March 22, 2020, 09:57:15 PM »
You might want to leave the box in the porch for a few days but I'd worry about the box that has been handled recently not the contents.
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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #597 on: March 22, 2020, 10:54:17 PM »
rubber gloves and surface spray wiping down the outside of the box before opening will be my rule of thumb going forward. Given the contents will have been in there for at least 14 days i understand they should be ok.

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #598 on: March 22, 2020, 10:57:20 PM »
Ah, yes, good...

...thinking outside the box, that's what we need.

Just kiddin', all our post gets a mandatory four day quarantine.
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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #599 on: March 23, 2020, 08:06:28 AM »
I think some of the posts on here should be quarantined! 8)

 

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