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by Swift
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4431
Views: 753190

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

That's probably what the government is counting on.
by Swift
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4431
Views: 753190

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

George St was a horrid blight on the CBD. This is one aspect of the light rail that has been immensely beneficial. Sydney badly needs catching up with the rest of the world and this expenditure on capital works is going towards eliminating the long standing foul aspects of Sydney. Now if only they'd...
by Swift
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Anyone been in a helicopter?
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: Anyone been in a helicopter?

They were truly amazing machines in the 1960s and remain amazing today.
My dad and his brother rode them too in Vietnam. It's a pity you never met my dad Capt, although he rarely talks about his time there.
by Swift
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Opal Discussion and Observations
Replies: 9077
Views: 1521659

Re: Opal Discussion and Observations

For the second time, I mistakenly tapped my debit card on the Opal reader in the bus the other day. The other time I was at a train station and the station attendant said to tap again and it reversed it. On the bus it wouldn't reverse. I didn't realise you have to wait 15 secs first as I had at the ...
by Swift
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Transport Models
Topic: TRAX MODELS STILL AFTER!
Replies: 8
Views: 2217

Re: TRAX MODELS STILL AFTER!

Welcome to the world of transport enthusiasts. No answer is a common theme.
by Swift
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown
Replies: 4431
Views: 753190

Re: Sydney Metro - Tallawong to Bankstown

Will North Sydney station be linked by underground walkway to the metro? Why not just call it North Sydney?
The proposed Barangeroo should be called Wynyard West or Hungry Mile station. It's like the heavily left leaning elitist PC class want to gloss over our modern history.
by Swift
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Anyone been in a helicopter?
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: Anyone been in a helicopter?

Do you mean a Hughes MD500 like this? https://youtu.be/bE56Nf6lsSQ They're mad! I do admire the Eurocopter "squirrel" for their sheer capability. I remember Nine in Sydney getting theirs while Seven still "made do" with their red 206 Jetranger. It certainly raised Nine's status to me. I spoke to a g...
by Swift
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Does this make my car a bus?
Replies: 99
Views: 42274

Re: Does this make my car a bus?

Another case of a hubbo being older than the vehicle it's attached to, but not by much. The truck, a Kenworth tipper, is from 1979, the hubodometer is from 1977.
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by Swift
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Anyone been in a helicopter?
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: Anyone been in a helicopter?

You're lucky. My main interests are the 206 and Huey.
What was the 206 like and has the III got two rotors?
Nothing well ever surpass the looks and sounds of the 206.
by Swift
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Busways Timetable -Did They Run PR 100s Too?
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Busways Timetable -Did They Run PR 100s Too?

I gathered as much. That bit of glass forward of the doors gives it that Mack Renault look even though the real thing extends lower. I just thought it was interesting.
by Swift
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Busways Timetable -Did They Run PR 100s Too?
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Busways Timetable -Did They Run PR 100s Too?

Lol going by the bus depicted here they did :lol: .
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by Swift
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 60
Views: 3366

Re: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore

I wish I could give a thanks to that. You get the impression the complainers come out of the woodwork whenever any adjustments are made or proposed to any long established services that no longer serve the area the way they once did. Hear them out by all means, but don't give them so much sway in th...
by Swift
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8508
Views: 625751

Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

When protesters (trouble makers) complain to the media that police were heavy handed (translated: tough and effective against them) just for doing a good job in restoring public order. They always resort to that line when they didn't get their way in being rampaging hooligans.
by Swift
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Rare and interesting car sightings
Replies: 1825
Views: 320959

Re: Rare and interesting car sightings

82 Chevy Malibu imported from the states outside a fabrication shop for Woy Woy. I'll leave out up to others to express what they think of this work.
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by Swift
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Bus Observations 2020
Replies: 593
Views: 89400

Re: Private Bus Observations 2020

jixuqianjin wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:22 pm ✔️Great on-time running
✔️Clean buses
✔️High customer satisfaction
✔️Safe, easy, next door

https://youtu.be/cQZodqYhAFM
Please explain last bit.
by Swift
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Does this make my car a bus?
Replies: 99
Views: 42274

Re: Does this make my car a bus?

I used a screwdriver to pry off the retaining ring and slid out the mechanism. Interesting to see how it works. IMG_20201015_213521-1000x564.jpg Plastic disc in body moves a lever up and down. IMG_20201015_213550-1000x564.jpg Black lever with loop that disc spins in moves up and down, turning the li...
by Swift
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Political discussion
Replies: 182
Views: 13211

Re: Political discussion

Campbelltown busboy wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:23 pm The head of the world economic forum and his leftie elitist friends want to do something called the great reset you can see more about it here

https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6199544116001
Thank you.
by Swift
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5419
Views: 836936

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

^ disgrace to the nation!!

Check out this toolbag.
https://youtu.be/e3IHmLKOgwQ?t=35m28s
by Swift
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5419
Views: 836936

Re: CBD & South East Light Rail

TOs have been very active on the LR over the past couple of weeks. They have been on nearly every trip I have made during daytime, including weekends. They don't seem to have caught anyone. Better quality passengers? The usual lowlife bludgers who get on the buses without paying are likely reluctan...
by Swift
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore
Replies: 60
Views: 3366

Re: December Bus Changes - Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore

They might have seen it differently if TNSW got their originally planned order of Scania N series artics instead with their presumably much more economical five cylinder power plants presumably engineered specifically for city bus work instead of a large capacity coach engine engineered for less sto...
by Swift
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed
Replies: 494
Views: 120468

Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

I was annoyed when I read in the paper how the Chinese builders were ridiculing the particular specs for the trains that they were contracted to do NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
What's it to you?
by Swift
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed
Replies: 494
Views: 120468

Re: $1.7 billion order for new Waratah trains signed

Their K280UBs weren't. I know which version was.
by Swift
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Political discussion
Replies: 182
Views: 13211

Re: Political discussion

I'm deeply pro Brexit.
by Swift
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta the central business district of greater Sydney
Replies: 17
Views: 1525

Re: Parramatta the central business district of greater Sydney

That's a bit different when talking about a fundamental facility like an airport. More localised stuff is very malleable and subject to unforeseen changes in circumstance. Think of what changes in culture, outlook, demographics and technology have taken place since 1970. Well, times that by approxim...

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