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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2280 on: August 14, 2020, 05:19:19 PM »
Good comments chaps. Maybe one day I'll take the tunnel train to Brussels and see how I can make things with further travel. Ticket prices are coming up very cheap right now but think that may be Covid related.

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2281 on: August 14, 2020, 05:19:59 PM »
Early evening on Globialp.



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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2282 on: August 15, 2020, 09:30:35 PM »
Being a bit dim here, arithmetic never my strong point!

If I'm in a shop in Germany, assuming 1 Euro = 90 pence, what sum do I need to punch into my calculator to work out who much the item (probably train related LOL :D) is costing me in GBP?

Let's say the item for example is 35 Euros and 50 cents. :hmmm:


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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2283 on: August 15, 2020, 09:46:34 PM »
If one Euro = 90 pence, then £1 = €1.11, or near enough. (Divide the Euro amount by the sterling exchange rate, bearing in mind it will not be quite as simple as that, as traders and/or Banks will want their cut).
« Last Edit: August 15, 2020, 09:50:40 PM by dannyboy, Reason: added a bit »
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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2284 on: August 15, 2020, 09:47:36 PM »
Is this a trick question?
If not then multiply the amount in Euros by 0.90.
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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2285 on: August 15, 2020, 09:49:50 PM »
Is this a trick question?
If not then multiply the amount in Euros by 0.90.

Thank you John! Not a trick, I actually am that inept with numbers. I can only do them on a ruler for measuring to make models, that's about it! :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2286 on: August 15, 2020, 09:57:36 PM »
Incredible film and very beautiful, no knowledge of German required!

Switzerland, completely devoid of people, truth stranger than fiction :goggleeyes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB6UwgpavS8

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2287 on: August 15, 2020, 10:26:35 PM »
The corona crisis has a firm grip on public life: deserted cities, tourist areas, zoos and museums - there are times of the day when Switzerland is almost standing still. Journalist Matthias Lüscher travels across the country and captures the impressive emptiness in a 60-minute film.

Fascinating.

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2288 on: August 16, 2020, 09:31:40 AM »
This single track leading leading from the Bahnhof to the old goods station still has wooden sleepers. Occasionally Globibahnzentrale remember it exists and sends some workings down there, mainly for transferring ad-hoc loads from wagons to lorries and such.




« Last Edit: August 16, 2020, 09:36:17 AM by Globibahn »

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2289 on: August 16, 2020, 10:35:20 AM »
Will the branch to the old goods shed eventually be electrified Matt?
I can imagine a little used line like this being diesel worked and a perfect job for your "Hercules".
Your mention of transferring loads to lorries implies the use of mechanical grabs so overhead wires would be a problem.
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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2290 on: August 16, 2020, 01:46:04 PM »
Will the branch to the old goods shed eventually be electrified Matt?
I can imagine a little used line like this being diesel worked and a perfect job for your "Hercules".
Your mention of transferring loads to lorries implies the use of mechanical grabs so overhead wires would be a problem.

Agree making this a diesel line is a good idea. Could put a diesel tank there. And maybe get a small diesl shunter like the Diesellok Em845 or something similar sized?

I've managed to find a reasonably priced Kibri lorry on Ebay, but lorries seems a bit of tricky area in N for some reason. I like 1980s/ 1990s lorries  :hmmm:

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2291 on: August 16, 2020, 04:15:00 PM »
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I've managed to find a reasonably priced Kibri lorry on Ebay, but lorries seems a bit of tricky area in N for some reason. I like 1980s/ 1990s lorries  :hmmm:

I don't remember ever seeing a Kibri lorry in N.
John

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2292 on: August 16, 2020, 04:28:11 PM »
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I've managed to find a reasonably priced Kibri lorry on Ebay, but lorries seems a bit of tricky area in N for some reason. I like 1980s/ 1990s lorries  :hmmm:

I don't remember ever seeing a Kibri lorry in N.

Maybe it's made by another firm and just bears the Kibri branding?  :hmmm:



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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2293 on: August 16, 2020, 08:20:51 PM »
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Agree making this a diesel line is a good idea. Could put a diesel tank there. And maybe get a small diesl shunter like the Diesellok Em845 or something similar sized?
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The former V60 loco like this one?



It's a beautifully smooth slow runner, perfect for shunting. I was so impressed that I got another version of it for my quarry. Might be a bit awkward to digitise as mine don't have decoder sockets.
John

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Re: Globibahn SBB Layout
« Reply #2294 on: August 16, 2020, 08:21:36 PM »
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I've managed to find a reasonably priced Kibri lorry on Ebay, but lorries seems a bit of tricky area in N for some reason. I like 1980s/ 1990s lorries  :hmmm:

I don't remember ever seeing a Kibri lorry in N.

Maybe it's made by another firm and just bears the Kibri branding?  :hmmm:




Yes, made by Wiking I think.
John

 

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