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The Dalesman 2019

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by iancawthorne, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. Oswald T Wistle

    Oswald T Wistle Well-Known Member Friend

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    I use a Garmin GPSMAP 64s and Ian does the wizardry to convert the data file into a graph for his website. The 64s is a mid range recorder using both GPS and GLONASS satellites for improved accuracy. It also has a barometric altimeter for elevation; this has some downsides but is very good at identifying small changes in height (summits). The display(s) can be configured to suit your requirements whilst it can be set to record in intervals by distance or time. At first I used distance (0.1 mile) - better resolution than 1/4 mileposts and not too many data points (S&C gave 750-800 points). This method was a bit cumbersome so for easier and more detailed analysis I switched to time interval. You can set to record every second but then on say a 2 hour leg you would have 7000+ data points. I have compromised on a 4 second interval; this is sufficiently accurate (with interpolation where necessary) for my purposes and limits the number of points to around 2000-3000 for a typical leg.

    The data files (GPX) can be downloaded for viewing/processing. Most software is aimed at cyclists/runners but several are available including Garmin's own software (I'm not a fan), Strava (that Ian uses); both draw graphs. I use either GPS Track Editor (downloadable) or Javawa Track Analyser (web based), both free. Both convert the files and overlay them on maps with data available for perusal. The main benefit of information taken from data is that "rogue" points are easily identified, not always the case with spot readings. Hope this helps, if you need any further info perhaps a PM may be better to avoid the dreaded thread drift and avoid boring the world and his wife.
     
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    Thanks David. End of thread drift....
     
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    Any one advise on the steam traction for this tour?

    Thanks
     
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    60103 ahem
     
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    48151 reported on Facebook.
     
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    Oh. I was hoping for the Princess.
     
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    iancawthorne Part of the furniture

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    Is the 8F not feminine enough to be a princess? :Joyful:
     
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    Maybe Lizzie later in the week?
     
  10. Davo

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    20190514_142340.jpg 48151 at Carlisle having to miss a stop at Appleby either due to fire risk or waiting for a freight train coming over the single line over Ribble head viaduct because all the way from Settle station we wasn't doing any more than 30mph to Dent. But then picked up speed after Dent.
     
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    48151 through Horton cutting.

     
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    14/05/2019 - LMS Stanier 8F - 48151 on todays Dalesman leaving Long Preston heading for Carlisle.
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    My footage of 48151 on the Dalesman
    Click on the " Play this video on youtube to watch it.
     
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    48151 at Low Baron Wood with today's return Dalesman. (Cannot understand how, once posted, that the red liveried coaches are - well, very red)!
     
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    Below 30 on the Long Drag sounds like a fairly standard 8F slog to be fair. Once into Dentdale, the climb is done.
     
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    Looked up @Oswald T Wistle report of 30 Oct 2018 . 33m 10s Settle Jct to Blea Moor vs 36m today according to RTT. One coach more in Oct. So a bit on the slow side but nothing more.
     
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    48151 on the return leg heading for Birkett Common.

     
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    Like that Ian , nice trail of exhaust on a warm day .
     
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    You can see from Nige's video the fireman was busy on the approach to the cutting, and stopped shortly after my shot. A bit of a lottery whether you get anything or not!
     
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