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    I wonder if he can get Radio Caroline on his trani ?

    Love how one spanner fits all, i am not so happy about him carrying out. Electrical and mechanical fitters jobs.

    Will have to consult my union rep about that.

    I wonder if it covers the whole Trans Siberian ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by haverfordwest View Post
    Love how one spanner fits all,....
    Mike, it does fit all.
    The dev has done it as a shifter (adjustable spanner....we call it a shifting spanner or "shifter", for short).

    What a shame that the developer hasn't done this as a "proper" train simulation rather than a silly survival game: the details in the start-up procedure and also the graphics are really very good indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagoon View Post
    Mike, it does fit all.
    The dev has done it as a shifter (adjustable spanner....we call it a shifting spanner or "shifter", for short).

    What a shame that the developer hasn't done this as a "proper" train simulation rather than a silly survival game: the details in the start-up procedure and also the graphics are really very good indeed.
    I'm prepared to give it a chance... My Summer Car is a silly survival game (with guzzling booze, getting into fights, the need to sleep and urinate and swear, etc.) but it also features what is arguably the best simulation available of building and tuning a late 1970s car, down to the individual bolts, adjusting carbs and timing, and filling brake fluid. I don't think even PlayWay's own Car Mechanic Sim can quite touch it for both the detail needed to reassemble and start the car, never mind the actual driving and tuning aspects.

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    Adjustable they are called here Bruce and any self respecting fitter.

    Would not be seen using one. Correct spanner or tool for the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haverfordwest View Post
    Adjustable they are called here Bruce and any self respecting fitter.

    Would not be seen using one. Correct spanner or tool for the job.
    One of the basic tools I was supplied with when becoming an apprentice sparky in 1964.
    My Crescent shifter, a pair of Berg insulated pliers, side-cutters, wire-strippers, an insulated-shaft flat-head screwdriver and a Philips-head 'driver were all provided free-of-charge.
    Today, 56 years later, I still have the shifter, the pliers and the screwdriver....all in good nick and all used regularly over the past half-century.
    They don't make them like that today unless you want to pay a king's ransom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalangel View Post
    I'm prepared to give it a chance... ......
    Yeah, I'll probably do the same.
    Just the fact that it is so detailed will be enough to grab my interest.......and my money!
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    I like the way the bolts tighten, he just waves his spanner like a magic wand, dear oh dear oh dear.....

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    No free tools supplied to me as an apprentice, Bruce. Use them from the stores and the fitter you were working with.

    And god help you if you didn't put his tools back. Gradually buy your own, which i still have.

    Steve it's not only a bodgers spanner it's magic as well, buddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagoon View Post
    So not only are we the engineer/driver but also the maintenance & repair staff....all one of us.

    Ridiculous!
    Elimination of minor faults by locomotive crews - this is reality at ex-USSR railways. Almost always locomotive crew consists of two people - engineer and fireman, although now on passenger trains with electric locos sometimes locomotive crew it's just one person, electric locomotives have higher reliability (two-person locomotive crew on the freight trains needed in case of a unexpected stop, fireman must shield the train, in the case of passenger trains porter of last car can shield the train), but many diesel locomotives are not highly reliable and essentially fireman is a "onboard mechanic".

    But still in the Soviet Union were attempts use one engineer without fireman, even on diesel locos. But one of the reasons for abandoning this practice - railway disaster near the station Kryzhovka (now in Belarus) in 1977 year. On this station was fault of interlocking systems and electromechanic specialist artificially connected green signal for simplification of train passing (very gross violation, criminal liability is possible for this practice). When the train passed, specialist manually turn on red signal, but he forgot to do it, green signal was open for passenger train with diesel locomotive, but track after this signal was busy by commuter EMU! Engineer of passenger train could see that the track is busy, but he went to eliminate oil pressure drop - engineer have worked without fireman. Eventually passenger train crashed with commuter EMU, 22 passengers were killed. After that case all experiments to work of one-person locomotive crews on the diesel locos were terminated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vazyuk View Post
    Elimination of minor faults by locomotive crews - this is reality at ex-USSR railways..........

    But still in the Soviet Union were attempts use one engineer without fireman, even on diesel locos. But one of the reasons for abandoning this practice - railway disaster near the station Kryzhovka (now in Belarus) in 1977 year......
    Thank you, Vlad, for this information.

    Here in Australia Pilbira Rail - the iron-ore company in Western Australia - operate single-man crew and I think they or another iron-ore operator now operate crew-less trains, controlled from Perth, some 1,000 kms away.
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