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That’s the one, I remembered it while you were typing!

 

Course clearly visible on satellite picture, with no buildings until the hill is high enough to give decent depth over the tunnel.

 

 

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Might not be strictly relevant but I'd be a bit careful of tunnelling under Norwich because there are lots of caves in the chalk.

Sink holes appear quite regularly and it's only a few years since a double decker bus disappeared down one!

The Civil Service rugby ground, where I played a couple of times, also went the same way.

 

Best of all, if you want something bizarre, was Norwich City's old ground at the Nest.

In their last season there one corner collapsed and the corner flag was twenty feet or so below the goalposts at that end.

It was a weird ground anyway as that was the part where the touchline was up against a cliff around thirty feet high.

Needless to say the Football League were not amused, hence their transfer to Boulton & Paul's ground alongside the works at Carrow Road.

I am sufficient of an anorak to have specially visited the site which puts me one up on most Norwich supporters of my acquaintance.

 

Probably thread drift but....

 

Ian T

 

 

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Highly relevant to the proposed site of the station, it would appear (or more likely it would disappear). https://www.edp24.co.uk/edp-property/no-decision-on-when-norwich-s-plantation-garden-will-open-following-discovery-of-sinkhole-1-4489482

 

Interesting cameo possibility for a corner of the layout, inspired by the photo of an M7 trying to climb down the Armstrong Lift to the Waterloo and City Line maybe?

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8 hours ago, ianathompson said:

Might not be strictly relevant but I'd be a bit careful of tunnelling under Norwich because there are lots of caves in the chalk.

Sink holes appear quite regularly and it's only a few years since a double decker bus disappeared down one!

The Civil Service rugby ground, where I played a couple of times, also went the same way.

 

Best of all, if you want something bizarre, was Norwich City's old ground at the Nest.

In their last season there one corner collapsed and the corner flag was twenty feet or so below the goalposts at that end.

It was a weird ground anyway as that was the part where the touchline was up against a cliff around thirty feet high.

Needless to say the Football League were not amused, hence their transfer to Boulton & Paul's ground alongside the works at Carrow Road.

I am sufficient of an anorak to have specially visited the site which puts me one up on most Norwich supporters of my acquaintance.

 

Probably thread drift but....

 

Ian T

 

 

 

8 hours ago, Nearholmer said:

Highly relevant to the proposed site of the station, it would appear (or more likely it would disappear). https://www.edp24.co.uk/edp-property/no-decision-on-when-norwich-s-plantation-garden-will-open-following-discovery-of-sinkhole-1-4489482

 

Interesting cameo possibility for a corner of the layout, inspired by the photo of an M7 trying to climb down the Armstrong Lift to the Waterloo and City Line maybe?

 

Oh, indeed, I believe that one of Norwich's most famous sinkhole incidents occurred in 1988, right in front of the projected WNR terminus on Earlham Road ....

 

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Still, didn't stop the Duke of Norfolk building a bl00dy great church next door!

 

According to the Eastern Daily Press's Brief History of Sinkholes 

 

The number 26 bus fell into the 26ft deep hole on Earlham Road on March 3, 1988....

 

An old chalk mine, dating from the 11th century, gave way as the driver was pulling off.

Fortunately the passengers managed to scramble off before the vehicle slipped further into the cavernous pit.

 

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11 hours ago, Edwardian said:

The number 26 bus fell into the 26ft deep hole on Earlham Road on March 3, 1988...

And in doing so inspired the name of my favourite chocolate bar.

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21 minutes ago, RedGemAlchemist said:

And in doing so inspired the name of my favourite chocolate bar.

 

Nothing funny about that

 

[snickers]

 

Norwich, it appears, is a giant Aero bar.

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I thought that, in my more stressed moments, I’d eaten every variety of chocolate-based confectionary known time mankind, but the “Bristol VR in a Chasm” is one that’s escaped me.

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3 hours ago, Nearholmer said:

I thought that, in my more stressed moments, I’d eaten every variety of chocolate-based confectionary known time mankind, but the “Bristol VR in a Chasm” is one that’s escaped me.

All I could think of was "Bus Bar" but I don't think that's the right answer either.

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7 minutes ago, St Enodoc said:

All I could think of was "Bus Bar" but I don't think that's the right answer either.

No. I'm actually on about Double Decker. It certainly featured in one of their ad campaigns - namely "Nothing fills a hole like a Double Decker" during the early 90s.

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On 08/10/2020 at 16:29, Edwardian said:

The new old Y14 has arrived.

 

It's a runner.

 

I post some pictures of it with the Hornby J15, so the detail differences between early and late conditions can be seen easily.

 

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Just been looking through some old slides and came across these from late 70's/early 80's from the North Norfolk Railway

 

GER Y14 564, LNER J15 7564

 

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and a cabriolet B12 (aka 8572 in the re-making)

 

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Great Y14 detail pictures, thank you.

 

The 'spree' prompted by my latest financial crisis, continues ...

 

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With 'firebox glow'

 

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8 minutes ago, Compound2632 said:

Your photographs don't do justice to the lining out of the frames, which for me was the knock-out feature in the photos Jenny Emily posted.

 

I'll try to do better when the sun returns to the North!

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1 hour ago, Edwardian said:

 

I'll try to do better when the sun returns to the North!

That'll be sometime in late March then?  :jester:

 

Jim

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Could be worse...

 

Could be Wales.

 

Actually, I say that, but we've had some cracking sunsets recently, although I did adjust the photo somewhat;

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10 hours ago, sem34090 said:

Could be worse...

 

Could be Wales.

 

Actually, I say that, but we've had some cracking sunsets recently, although I did adjust the photo somewhat;

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Gorgeous photo there, Sem.

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I took a few more last night; The university photographic society is running a competition with the theme of "Home". With each shot I think I get further from that theme... I suppose they might count if one can claim "Home Front" to be valid. Need to decide which one to enter.

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I'm not sure about this last one. I like to think there's a story behind it, but despite a sort of general impression of espionage I'm not sure what that is. Besides, in a university environment I expect even possessing anything with that symbol on it is enough to get me publicly shamed. At any rate it's not exactly relevant to the theme. As it happens, the symbol shown is on the cover of the 1978 edition of Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

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9 minutes ago, sem34090 said:

I took a few more last night; The university photographic society is running a competition with the theme of "Home". With each shot I think I get further from that theme... I suppose they might count if one can claim "Home Front" to be valid. Need to decide which one to enter.

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I'm not sure about this last one. I like to think there's a story behind it, but despite a sort of general impression of espionage I'm not sure what that is. Besides, in a university environment I expect even possessing anything with that symbol on it is enough to get me publicly shamed. At any rate it's not exactly relevant to the theme. As it happens, the symbol shown is on the cover of the 1978 edition of Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

"Home" for the Incomparable Missenden perhaps.

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