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DarkenedCell
Posted - 2010.12.20 09:10:00 - [1]
 

Hello all,

I wondered if other people out of their pod has issues cause of the snow. Here in The Netherlands its a drama on the Northen side of Netherlands.

Lets vote for NASA Building Real Life capital ships for public transport!

-DC

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2010.12.20 10:48:00 - [2]
 

how to solve issue:

1 - buy truck
2 - assemble snow plow on the front
3 - ???
4 - Profit!

tartan pixie
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2010.12.20 11:31:00 - [3]
 

Mostly the trains in Glasgow have kept running and the worst I've had is a 15 minute wait.

On the other hand the snow has provided much entertainment watching cars fail to get up my street, panic as they try not to slide in to parked cars then reluctantly decide to go another way. My own car is parked behind a large walled flowerbed to protect it from the idiots.

Walking home from the station, enjoying the crunch of snow under my feet and feeling quite smug about not being one of those imbeciles on the road I decide to get some CD's out my car. If pride comes before a fall then smugness probably comes before the realization that you're an idiot, I'd left a glass bottle of irn-bru on the back seat that must have exploded in a semi liquid state.

The inside of my car was covered with shattered glass and lumps of frozen bru covered the back seats, looking up I realized it was all over the ceiling too. Worst was the rear passenger side foot well, the carpet had become an orange ice rink and despite my best efforts will no doubt be stained for ever more.



Louis deGuerre
Gallente
Malevolence.
Posted - 2010.12.20 11:50:00 - [4]
 

O man serious karma backlash autsj Razz

Ultim8Evil
Ministry Of Eternal Disorder
Posted - 2010.12.20 13:36:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Grimpak
how to solve issue:

1 - buy truck
2 - assemble snow plow on the front
3 - ???
4 - Profit!


Who needs a truck?

My Jaguar has AWD.

Nothing "amuses" other roadusers more than a controlled 4-wheel drift off a roundabout. Twisted Evil

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2010.12.20 15:20:00 - [6]
 

semi-steal of thread; yes snow is an issue.

Was supposed to get to London this morning, but no luck. Still stranded. ETA London, next monday Razz

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.12.20 18:11:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Chribba
semi-steal of thread; yes snow is an issue.

Was supposed to get to London this morning, but no luck. Still stranded. ETA London, next monday Razz
Sucks. This is clearly a sign that you should come to Scotland instead.

Vak'ran
TUIG Inc.
Posted - 2010.12.20 18:16:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: DarkenedCell
Hello all,

I wondered if other people out of their pod has issues cause of the snow. Here in The Netherlands its a drama on the Northen side of Netherlands.

Lets vote for NASA Building Real Life capital ships for public transport!

-DC


Don't get me started, I'm in the north as well and someone decided last Saturday evening it was a good idea to bury his car's front end in the back of mine, totaling it. Now I'm stuck with trains, stupid little diesel trains that do not like the cold :(
Gotta feel bad for the folk in the more urban areas tho, trains in the middle of the country have been even worse.

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2010.12.20 18:31:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Ultim8Evil
Originally by: Grimpak
how to solve issue:

1 - buy truck
2 - assemble snow plow on the front
3 - ???
4 - Profit!


Who needs a truck?

My Jaguar has AWD.

Nothing "amuses" other roadusers more than a controlled 4-wheel drift off a roundabout. Twisted Evil


I said "profit", not "going around in the road with your smugness in a AWD", altho that's not a bad ideaCool

Baneken
Gallente
The New Knighthood
Apocalypse Now.
Posted - 2010.12.20 20:28:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Baneken on 20/12/2010 20:29:11
Snow what snow ? Oh that white stuff that comes every year for about 6 months should that be an issue ? :P

Grow some balls southerners, man up and start shovelling ... Razz

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.12.20 20:54:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Baneken
Grow some balls southerners, man up and start shovelling ... Razz
You call that little pile of white stuff snow?

Baneken
Gallente
The New Knighthood
Apocalypse Now.
Posted - 2010.12.20 21:09:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Blane Xero
Originally by: Baneken
Grow some balls southerners, man up and start shovelling ... Razz
You call that little pile of white stuff snow?


No it's an image of what my car looks like at each morning during winter time...

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.12.20 21:12:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Baneken
Originally by: Blane Xero
Originally by: Baneken
Grow some balls southerners, man up and start shovelling ... Razz
You call that little pile of white stuff snow?


No it's an image of what my car looks like at each morning during winter time...
You have my sympathies.

DarkenedCell
Posted - 2010.12.21 08:37:00 - [14]
 

This morning it went quite well even thare is more snow here ;3

Vak'ran
TUIG Inc.
Posted - 2010.12.21 18:16:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Baneken
Originally by: Blane Xero
Originally by: Baneken
Grow some balls southerners, man up and start shovelling ... Razz
You call that little pile of white stuff snow?


No it's an image of what my car looks like at each morning during winter time...


Were that to happen where I live, people would just give up and stay home every morning. Were it to keep up for over a week, people would start giving up on life altogether.

CCP Adida


C C P
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2010.12.21 20:47:00 - [16]
 

When I see snow that means I'm snowed in. I live in the woods. No plows here. Sad


That also means I get the 4wheeler out and do donuts in my driveway Twisted Evil

Kazuo Ishiguro
House of Marbles
Posted - 2010.12.21 22:12:00 - [17]
 

I live near one of the stations on the Catford Loop line in South London:
  • The trains that use the line depend on an electrified third rail...
  • ...which in most places is neither heated...
  • ...nor covered...
  • ...and when the temperature is around freezing, an electrically insulating layer of ice tends to form on it.
  • The trains drift onto the ice...
  • ...then get stuck because they lose contact with the rail.
  • There are usually only a couple of trains per hour...
  • ...allowing the ice plenty of time to re-form after each one has gone by...
  • ...and enabling breakdowns out in Kent to disrupt services down the entire line.

Tze Len
Posted - 2010.12.22 04:27:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Ultim8Evil


Who needs a truck?

My Jaguar has AWD.

Nothing "amuses" other roadusers more than a controlled 4-wheel drift off a roundabout. Twisted Evil


Though more amusing is when you watch a member of your family try to navigate there 3l RWD 5 series beamer round a corner and spin at 10mph.


Xtr3meSk1llzPwnz0rz1337z
Posted - 2010.12.22 06:57:00 - [19]
 

I'm canadian, eh, so there's lots of snow here. In fact it snowed in October.

Baneken
Gallente
The New Knighthood
Apocalypse Now.
Posted - 2010.12.22 07:45:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Kazuo Ishiguro
I live near one of the stations on the Catford Loop line in South London:
  • The trains that use the line depend on an electrified third rail...
  • ...which in most places is neither heated...
  • ...nor covered...
  • ...and when the temperature is around freezing, an electrically insulating layer of ice tends to form on it.
  • The trains drift onto the ice...
  • ...then get stuck because they lose contact with the rail.
  • There are usually only a couple of trains per hour...
  • ...allowing the ice plenty of time to re-form after each one has gone by...
  • ...and enabling breakdowns out in Kent to disrupt services down the entire line.



Problem with ice on the powerlines isn't electricity but heat, cables are meant to operate in certain temperatures for example regular PVC insulated cable cannot be used under -5c or the insulation might crack or even peel off when the cable is bent.
And the cable certainly doesn't need heating when it does that all on it's own from the current running through it problem comes from the melting ice which is conductive due to pollutants, dirt and other particles and no one might like the idea of possible getting electrified inside the tram because of that, to clear the snow someone would have to climb at the roof and power from the lines would need to be cut off.
So a lot easier to just leave the train at the station for "low key" lines, it's not like there's a competition anyway...

tartan pixie
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2010.12.22 11:31:00 - [21]
 


Scorpyn
Caldari
Infinitus Odium
Posted - 2010.12.22 12:31:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Baneken
..regular PVC insulated cable cannot be used under -5c or the insulation might crack or even peel off when the cable is bent...

There is no insulation on powerlines for trains...

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2010.12.22 12:32:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Tze Len
Originally by: Ultim8Evil


Who needs a truck?

My Jaguar has AWD.

Nothing "amuses" other roadusers more than a controlled 4-wheel drift off a roundabout. Twisted Evil


Though more amusing is when you watch a member of your family try to navigate there 3l RWD 5 series beamer round a corner and spin at 10mph.


while it's true that bimmers do have nice engines, thisLaughing

Baneken
Gallente
The New Knighthood
Apocalypse Now.
Posted - 2010.12.22 12:38:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Scorpyn
Originally by: Baneken
..regular PVC insulated cable cannot be used under -5c or the insulation might crack or even peel off when the cable is bent...

There is no insulation on powerlines for trains...


Yes I know, was referring to usual low voltage cases of of house wiring.

dtyk
Posted - 2010.12.23 04:18:00 - [25]
 

Edited by: dtyk on 23/12/2010 04:17:55
Originally by: CCP Adida
When I see snow that means I'm snowed in. I live in the woods. No plows here. Sad



HTFU and start shovelling.

Xtr3meSk1llzPwnz0rz1337z
Posted - 2010.12.23 04:52:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: tartan pixie
Meanwhile in Russia.

In Soviet Russia, train causes problems for snow!

Vak'ran
TUIG Inc.
Posted - 2010.12.23 22:38:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Xtr3meSk1llzPwnz0rz1337z
Originally by: tartan pixie
Meanwhile in Russia.

In Soviet Russia, train causes problems for snow!


Peculiar amount of english being spoken for it to be russia....

Netheranthem
Eve Engineering Finance
Eve Engineering
Posted - 2010.12.24 13:19:00 - [28]
 

A little delay here and there.
Most buses have now chains and trains go through easily, it's only 10 inches of snow though.

tartan pixie
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2010.12.24 14:12:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Vak'ran
Originally by: Xtr3meSk1llzPwnz0rz1337z
Originally by: tartan pixie
Meanwhile in Russia.

In Soviet Russia, train causes problems for snow!


Peculiar amount of english being spoken for it to be russia....


Yeah, my bad. Ability to read beyond the title was apparently beyond me when I posted that. Embarassed


 

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