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Re: Railbenders

Post by tubeguru » 26 Jun 2012, 21:46

scrxisi wrote:I use just the low tone because I am a slave to the rules.
I'm a slave to the rhythm.

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Re: Railbenders

Post by greatkingrat » 26 Jun 2012, 22:07

scrxisi wrote:I use just the low tone because I am a slave to the rules.
Presumably you don't drive across that many foot crossings though!
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Post by nozzacook » 26 Jun 2012, 23:53

There have been several incidence at this foot crossing I surprised it has not been closed as it is less than 200m from a level crossing. I have used the foot crosing several timesI always check the position of the level crossing gates before crossing. On the use of the horn Most drivers only use one tone.
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Re: Railbenders

Post by tubeguru » 27 Jun 2012, 06:29

Most drivers would agree that two tones is probably better, but as with most things on the railway, if the rulebook says, "Use the low loud tone at whistle boards", then most drivers are going to do just that. They know that if they kill someone, so long as the download shows them sounding the low loud tone, they are in the clear.

If a manager said to me, "You used both tones at that whistle board", I would say,"That's right, but I used the low loud. Nothing says I can't use the high loud too."
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Re: Railbenders

Post by tubeguru » 27 Jun 2012, 17:39

And just to prove it:

http://www.rgsonline.co.uk/Rule_Book/Ru ... ss%208.pdf

Scroll down to numbered page 42 (section 10.2). It clearly states that the "tone to use when passing a whistle board ..." is the "Low tone - loud setting". It doesn't say you can't use the high tone as well.
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Re: Railbenders

Post by Starkey7 » 27 Jun 2012, 20:50

tubeguru wrote:"That's right, but I used the low loud. Nothing says I can't use the high loud too."
Blast. You stole my thunder.

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Re: Railbenders

Post by tubeguru » 27 Jun 2012, 21:00

How so?
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Re: Railbenders

Post by Starkey7 » 28 Jun 2012, 21:57

I was going to make exactly the same comment as you did.

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Post by tubeguru » 29 Jun 2012, 05:26

Sorry. I'll wait next time.
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Re: Railbenders

Post by tubeguru » 25 Aug 2012, 17:45

Yo, Tangy!

Are we anywhere near another instalment of Railbenders?
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Re: Railbenders

Post by tangy » 26 Aug 2012, 07:48

Give me a week (until after my holiday in Devon), maybe riding the trains may give me inspiration for more questions. Sorry for the long gaps in between railbender quizzes.
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Post by tubeguru » 26 Aug 2012, 09:55

Whereabouts in Devon are you?
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Re: Railbenders

Post by Starkey7 » 26 Aug 2012, 21:36

On the X43 bus which runs once every fifth Sunday of the month, in the Summer. Stops everywhere to set down only.

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Re: Railbenders

Post by snudge27 » 26 Aug 2012, 22:34

What are these various tones to which you refer?

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