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Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by 50044 Exeter, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. Michael B

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    Sorry, silly me, I was thinking of i before e except after c.
     
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  2. Pete Thornhill

    Pete Thornhill Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Administrator Moderator Friend

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    I believe they’ve stopped teaching that these days as it doesn’t always apply, for example weigh.
     
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    And I don't know what easing of curves was carried out. Not much, if my memory of running to Meeth on a Hertfordshire Rail Tour ACE is a guide. 2 × 4TC, with a RMB, top 'n tailed by Cromptons turned 90° in its own length!
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    Its I before E except after C, when the sound is E.
    So siege, frieze, yield, but not their, foreign or heifer.
    Except after G is what the man said.
    Apologies- I'm married to a linguist
     
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    RailWest Part of the furniture

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    STOP PRESS !! Chelfham station has won the ‘Hendy & Pendle Trust Volunteers Award’ at this year’s NRHA ceremony. Well done to all those volunteers involved with this ongoing project.
    The grin on Nigel's face was definitely broad-gauge !
     
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    Good news to hear - well done to those involved.
     
  7. Michael B

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    Great news after all the hard work.
    That ought to be illustrated !
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    The rhyme I was taught: ' I before E, except after C, when it rhymes with B.'

    So he did. In which case, we are back to gauge not complying, as that was the mis-spelt word that started it all.:)
     
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    Michael Messenger says in his book 'North Devon Clay' (p79) that 'on the old Marland line curves were as sharp as 9 chains (198 yards - 181m) and gradients as steep as 1 in 45 and 1 in 42, although the original line had been much worse.'
     
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    Michael,as ive said on exmoor ng (although the comment may take a while as im moderated there) this award is as much for you as it is for us at Chelfham,i may be repeating myself but without your knowledge, records and drawings we would have struggled to make it look as it does so a big THANKYOU from all of us to you,you are a big part of the team;)
     
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    Congratulations to all those involved with the restoration efforts at Chelfham over the past several years.
    Winning the Hendy & Pendle Trust Volunteers Award at the NRHA Ceremony today is a tremendous achievement. I'm afraid it means more work for you though - there's a big blue plaque to be fixed to the wall now!
     
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    Because of the 'volunteer effort' nature of this particular aware category, it is the only one which comes also with a financial reward. Does anyone know how much please?
     
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    Excellent, very many congratulations!
     
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    If you're thinking of Lancey Brook viaduct, probably not quite that much!
     
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    This is what makes German a pleasant language to read: 'ie' is always pronounced 'e' and 'ei' is always 'i' with no exceptions! By comparison, English is a dog's dinner with its Saxon, Latin and French roots. It must be a nightmare for non-native speakers.
     
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    Will it be authentic??
     
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    A linguistics linguist or a speaker of other languages linguist? (Wonderfully ambiguous!)
     
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    Always a delight when one of my photographs finds a use - here in the SD1 owners’ club 2022 calendar.

    I apologise for the 80’s throwback ruining the photo. And my car…

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    Lovely! My very first car. Series 1 3.5 V8. Perfect for the novice driver. Not....:rolleyes:
     
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