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The South Devon Railway Thread

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by johnofwessex, Mar 19, 2017.

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    Thought the shot going though the carriage corridor rather than the horses going direct into the luggage compartment was done for the fantasy effect, I expect the off shot horse handlers will have took all H and S precautions.
     
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    I have always thought of this idea. At a gala it would get good crowds of railways could have a cattle truck and people could watch sheep being loaded or some cows to make the goods train more authentic. A man could also put some boxes into another truck or some milk. As long as the sheep are made happy doing it I can’t see it being a problem as most railways are under 7 moles long
     
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    How do you tell if a sheep is happy?
     
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    In my experience sheep are just looking for a new way to die
     
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    Blimey, that is a very short railway.
    Is it an underground line?;)
     
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    There’s no Welshmen about?
     
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    Depends what it's 7 moles of, surely. Were it 42.15498532×10^23 meters (as the SI standard unit of measurement), that would be, by far, the longest railway line in the known universe, and would take a few million years to traverse at 25mph max.

    John
     
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    Off topic but fun: https://what-if.xkcd.com/4/

    (A bit of maths: a railway 7 mol-miles long = 4 *10^24 miles. Round figures, there are 10,000 hours in a year, and you could cover 250,000 miles; 10^6 miles in 4 years. So you'd need 16 * 10^18 years to traverse your 7 mole-mile long railway at heritage line speeds - one way. Return journeys take twice as long, plus a twenty minute allowance for the run round...)

    Tom
     
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    Big question.
    What sort of Mole are we talking about?
    A little Black furry animal or something secret that is flown around the world in Thunderbird 2? :):)
     
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    Maybe this is the inspiration

     
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    Or perhaps not -- try Willo The Wisp -- The Magnet
     
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