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Re: Meet up 2017

Unread postby StevieG » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:54 pm

Tulyar15 wrote: .... It would be great if we could find out when they're running the old Lanky Model Railway that they used to train signalman on. .... "
From ...
... http://www.nrm.org.uk/PlanaVisit/Events/signallingdemo ...
... the 2017 dates are, at this time, stated to be the following Saturdays : -
21st Jan.
18th Feb.
18th Mar.
29th Apr.
20th May
17th Jun.
15th Jul.
19th Aug.
09th Sep.
07th Oct.
11th Nov.
09th Dec. , and
30th Dec.
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Re: Meet up 2017

Unread postby Stevoid » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:01 pm

Tulyar15 wrote:I wouldn't mind an excuse to visit York as it's a while since I've been. It would be great if we could find out when they're running the old Lanky Model Railway that they used to train signalman on.


There appears to be a list of dates here: http://www.nrm.org.uk/PlanaVisit/Events/signallingdemo
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Re: Meet up 2017

Unread postby Tulyar15 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:34 pm

StevieG wrote:
Tulyar15 wrote: .... It would be great if we could find out when they're running the old Lanky Model Railway that they used to train signalman on. .... "
From ...
... http://www.nrm.org.uk/PlanaVisit/Events/signallingdemo ...
... the 2017 dates are, at this time, stated to be the following Saturdays : -
21st Jan.
18th Feb.
18th Mar.
29th Apr.
20th May
17th Jun.
15th Jul.
19th Aug.
09th Sep.
07th Oct.
11th Nov.
09th Dec. , and
30th Dec.
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Thanks, Stevoid! Of the above dates the January one is the only I cannot make.
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Re: Meet up 2017

Unread postby kbarber » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:36 am

Thanks for this. Please don't try and arrange things for when I can't make it but if it should be a toss-up, the first date I'm not already booked up is 20th May. But I guess you were hoping to make it before then?
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Re: Meet up 2017

Unread postby MRFS » Sat Jan 7, 2017 7:26 pm

18th Feb? Anyone?
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Re: Meet up 2017

Unread postby Richard Lemon » Sun Jan 8, 2017 8:43 am

Sadly I can't make that one as I have organised a brewer visit for my local CAMRA Branch that day!
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Re: Meet up 2017

Unread postby StevieG » Sun Jan 8, 2017 10:59 pm

Don't like to see any stalwarts precluded by the choice of a specific date; but I'm okay for Feb. 18th.
StevieG wrote:
Tulyar15 wrote: .... It would be great if we could find out when they're running the old Lanky Model Railway that they used to train signalman on. .... "
From ...
... http://www.nrm.org.uk/PlanaVisit/Events/signallingdemo ...
... the 2017 dates are, at this time, stated to be the following Saturdays : -
21st Jan.
18th Feb.
18th Mar.
29th Apr.
20th May
17th Jun.
15th Jul.
19th Aug.
09th Sep.
07th Oct.
11th Nov.
09th Dec. , and
30th Dec.
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Further to these, an email that I, amongst many friends, received just before Christmas from Phil Graham, retired former RT/NR Zone/Regional Operations Manager York, and who seems to be a lead of the "L&Y Signalling School" at the NRM, indicated that they are now expanding an additional feature of its publicised dates, started a few months ago.
This is that, apparently at 13:30 on each date, the L&Y model layout, (with its comprehensive signalling, four or five 'boxes', and full Block instrumentation), is used to go through, demonstrating and explaining, a suitable railway accident / Report from the past in which the signalling and/or one or more signalmen played a significant part : Each date's demonstration being of a different accident.

(In case of interest, just to mention that Phil Graham gave a meeting room-only presentation of one of those such accidents previously demonstrated on the layout, to the Nov.'16 SRS York meeting at the NRM.
This was of the 15/Aug/53 steam-hauled/EMU passenger trains collision on Irk Valley Junction, Collyhurst, Manchester.
Thanks to Phil, the formal report was refreshingly brought to life by his material, analysis, and thorough background knowledge of operations detail in general (including how the railway operated as a whole and knowing the front line workers' tasks so well), enabling the meeting to make comments and pose questions of relevance, and ensuing debate was thus authoritatively further illuminating.
Afraid I've no idea of how much such time and interaction is possible on the actual demonstration dates though.)
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Re: Meet up 2017

Unread postby Pete2320 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:20 pm

18th Feb should be fine for me.
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Re: Meet up 2017

Unread postby David Holden » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:58 pm

I'm good for the 18th.
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Re: Meet up 2017

Unread postby MRFS » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:47 am

I've been a little bit busy with archaic mixed gauge stuff (as well as degree stuff) - I'm going to do a poll, and run it for a fortnight...
ND: Why is there a door handle on the inside of my airing cupboard?
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Re: Meet up 2017

Unread postby Richard Lemon » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:53 am

I can't do the 18th of February, but go for it. I'll be on a P**s Up in a Brewery, so will drink to you all!
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Re: Meet up 2017

Unread postby MRFS » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:59 am

I've created the poll - can the 'usual suspects' attempt voting, please? I'm not sure I can, as I created the poll.
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Re: Meet up 2017

Unread postby Mike Hodgson » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:07 pm

MRFS wrote: I'm not sure I can, as I created the poll.


I thought this software did allow it, but if not, I guess this gives you the casting vote if it's draw!
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Re: Meet up 2017

Unread postby StevieG » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:04 am

( Copy of my post in 'the Poll' thread.)

StevieG wrote:
Pete2320 wrote:Have tried to vote but it doesn't seem to have worked.
Could be the same here Pete.
Tried to vote 4 or 5 times for 18th Feb., but response is "Submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again."
But I see that the results show that 2 votes have been registered.
[ I checked whether I was already logged in, and I was (/ am.) ]
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Re: Meet up 2017

Unread postby Pete2320 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:53 am

StevieG wrote: ( Copy of my post in 'the Poll' thread.)

StevieG wrote:
Pete2320 wrote:Have tried to vote but it doesn't seem to have worked.
Could be the same here Pete.
Tried to vote 4 or 5 times for 18th Feb., but response is "Submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again."
But I see that the results show that 2 votes have been registered.
[ I checked whether I was already logged in, and I was (/ am.) ]

Thats what happened with me.
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