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Discussion in 'Heritage rolling Stock' started by PolSteam, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. martin1656

    martin1656 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Alex, i take it your be wanting your own bar in yours, a private GWR inpection saloon type vehicle .
     
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    It may have crossed my mind! :D

    Much discussion has been had about a mobile dental practice in a carriage when I graduate - although I think root canal treatment ought only be done on continuously welded sections of the line. :)

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    I think you'd be better off with a narrow boat for that kind of treatment ...

    Tom
     
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    What about the fore and aft movement from the GW 2-8-0 Thats going to make it interesting, thanks but i think i would stay with my strictly land based, non mobile dentist . So kitchen. bar, lounge, cinema screen , and a comfortable bed for those times when your to drunk/ its too late to go home and just hope the ops manager don't decide to shunt you somewhere out in the wilds of nowhere , but as you have an interest in wild life you might actually enjoy it :)
     
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    NO!!! don't give him ideas :eek: Teeth pulled while you wait, first class ticket holders get the novocane, everyone else bring your own pain relief :)
     
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    Has anyone yet linked the subject of teeth to the thread title yet ,
     
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    Or that the last advert I saw on this page was for dental implants?
     
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    Well, I keep getting one for a funeral director
     
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    In Prague there is a museum dedicated to the famous Czech inventor Jara Cimrman; one of the exhibits is (or certainly was 20 years ago) some sort of rail quad-cycle or pump trolley which he was said to use to visit rural crossing keepers in their cottages to offer dental services. At least I think I remembered that correctly.

    Who was Jara Cimrman? This link explains: http://www.prague.net/blog/article/25/museum-of-a-non-existent-person

    It’s worth a visit if you find yourself in Prague with a bit of time to kill. Some of the exhibits are quite funny.

    (With apologies for going *severely* off topic! But there is also a railway museum in Prague, if that helps.)



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    If you are interested in a particular loco/coach/wagon, join said railway and then find out by asking around who owns it and then just contact them. I saw a coach I was interested in (at another railway) and which I am now restoring, I joined the railway found out who owned it and his address and then just wrote to him saying I was interested in acquiring it and a few details of what I planned to do. He then rang me when I was at work a few weeks later and we arranged to meet and did a deal. It was never advertised, I contacted him. It is worth finding out if the item is potentially for sale, then you can then discuss a price, depends on how much you have, its condition and how much you want it. In my case it was a total wreck so I didn't have to offer much to get it. Another different coach I was just given on the condition I took it away which again I contacted said railway and discussed it.

    Basically you have to make the moves yourself. It is like a women, you ask them and tell em what you want :) You don't ask, you don't get
     
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    Thread drift to a parallel universe....
     
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    Yes, it's a Queensland Rail thing. A service provided by the State govt. to give dental care to school children in the more far flung areas. I found a bit of a blog, (with a few more pics), about it here:

    https://blogs.archives.qld.gov.au/2015/10/19/all-aboard-the-root-canal-express/

    We never had the rail version, but I do remember the dreaded "dental van" coming every year to school as a kid - my sister even received a cavity filling that was supposed to go into some other child's mouth! (Mum was not happy....)

    Do I need to go to spec savers, or is the wheel arrangement under the dental carriage a bit unusual?
     
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    Thanks ms very much for that. It looks like a bogie at one end and a fixed wheelset at the other, curious.

    Anyway I suppose I better apologise for the thread drift now, this one's probably my fault... :)

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    Do my eyes deceive me, or is the van that old pickup is being loaded into (or unloaded from) the end vehicle of an articulated set? I don't recall any mention of such vehicles on Aussie railways (most of what I know about Australian rolling stock is from the Puffing Billy website, plus the odd old photo in a few books).
     
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    You should have gone to spec Savers Howard! ;)

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    Going off topic a bit, talking of Australian Railways this popped up when I was looking for something on You Tube earlier (the something I was looking for incidentally had nothing to do with Australia or Railways so no idea where it came up with this).

     
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    The worrying thing is, I'm wearing my specs! Honestly, we're kinder to horses .... they'd have shot me years ago! :(
     
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    The following carriage, which is currently being worked on is somewhat in a very bad state. I thought it would really "rot away", but it had luck an found some people who want to invest some time on the chassis of inspection saloon 45036. I really don't know what will happen to this underframe, because in order to rebuild the body you need to have a lot of helping hands and the required funds available.
    http://www.cs.vintagecarriagestrust.org/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=2597
    Follow the group where you'll whatch the progress in the future:
    https://www.facebook.com/saloon4503...BZfAyzpftcw_EHksQ0DNj8vTlYAp9kvG_56vyuJxBwZIk

    Let's see what the future bring and hopefully won't rot or rust away.
     
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