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Sturminster -derailment

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nebnoswal

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Whilst playing trains this evening, I had a little bit of a mishap! I looked away from 5682 Trafalgar with 8 bogies Staniers in tow to attend to 46106 Gordon Highlander. Next thing I know there is a loud 'clunk' and when I look over Trafalgar is lying on its side. This is strange, I thought, nothing has ever come off in that area of track, a rather straight stretch about 200' from the Sturminster down platform. This is what I found!

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I made some measurements of the beetle, it was a scale 6' long, 4' high and 4' at its widest point. I was unable to get a weight as I didn't have scales that measured under 1 gram. It's too short to be a hippo, so what animal in nature could have this affect on a real train?

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At that size, I'd suggest a large pig, perhaps a Berkshire or a Large Black?

 

edit: ps. forgot to mention that there aren't too many wild hippos around Sturminster, but it might just be one of those fabled panthers...:rolleyes:

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Did the beetle survive? or should we have a period of mourning? Will the other beetles in residence be laying bunches of flowers to mark the spot?

Is the beetle to be reported to the Railway Police for trespass and to the investigation board / Health and Safety people?

Did your footplate people and passengers survive?

 

How long before normal service will be resumed, such an incedent on BR would result in at least 2 days service suspension.

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Did the beetle survive? or should we have a period of mourning? Will the other beetles in residence be laying bunches of flowers to mark the spot?

Is the beetle to be reported to the Railway Police for trespass and to the investigation board / Health and Safety people?

Did your footplate people and passengers survive?

 

How long before normal service will be resumed, such an incedent on BR would result in at least 2 days service suspension.

 

Or was the Beetle put there by yobs hell bent on causing disruption?

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Guest jim s-w

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Hiya

 

see herefor details of the Polmont disaster.

 

Cheers

 

Jim

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