Finally, an avatar that resembles my nick (train warning! 800x600 pics).

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by WessexEN, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. WessexEN

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    If you look out of the window of a passing train,
    I did a bit of "train spotting" again today, and out of what I wanted to see, I came across loads and loads of soon-to-be-scrapped 18 year old Class 442 Wesex Electric trains. As you all probably know, my nick comes from these very trains I remember as a little kid. Now refurbished, in great nick, but the fleet of 24 unts are soon to be withdrawn from the SWT network starting soon for good. Suggestions that they may go to other rail operators, strong suggestions are also pointing to a graveyard for trains in Wales, Gwent. Anyway, heres some piccies, taken at Southampton Central, after I got soaked by the weather, before I got super soaked by the weather again!
    http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8770/2404rainbowcm1.jpg
    2404 'Borough of Woking' and another unidentified unit (10 car train) getting the rainbow treatment, after I got soaked first time round.
    http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/8276/170392and442ey1.jpg
    One of the un-modded Class 442s with 170 392 (on a Romsey - Chandlers Ford - Eastleigh - Southampton - Totton service), to which, its headlight is clearly visible. No really, they are that bright in reality! The marker lights are a series of white (or blue!) LEDs however. These will soon go to First Transpennie in exchange of Class 158s, oh sorry, 159/1s now.

    http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/3897/2407nightac7.jpg
    2407 (I think) in close company with Class 150 (left) and a Class 450 'desiro' (450 003) on the right.

    Theres more on my mac, but I can't be arsed to grab them off the mac ATM.
    Hopefully, this explains a lot! :)
     
  2. jeff black

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    Dude, listen...

    You are obsessed!!! Step away from the trains!!

    Actually, Freud would have been very interested in your fascination with trains.:rolleyes: :biggrin1:
     
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    The rainbow pic is great! If you had any gay in your profile percentage, perhaps that one should be your ava :tongue:

    Trains are cool. For 5 years I rode the METRA in/out of Chicago to commute to work. Aside from petty, isolated territorial issues, it was very relaxing. An hour to read, jam music, decompress.

    And I love the roar of EMD diesels :biggrin1:
     
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    I might be wrong, but I think in another thread, Wessex, you said you have Aspergers? I don't mean to be rude at all, and I apologise in advance if I offend (it's really not my intention). But don't guys with Aspergers have a tendancy to be pretty passionate about their hobbies? I knew of a guy who collected light bulbs. Also I believe that, during debates, those with Aspergers or similar are often like a dog with a bone and very reluctant to give up the fight. Am I right or wayyyyyyyy off the mark?
     
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    WHOA!!!!!! BACK UP!!!!:biggrin1:

    I take my comment back, though it was meant in jest, I swear:rolleyes:
     
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    lol Jeff - it wasn't an accusation of any sort. It just made me think of something Wessex had said way back.

    lol
     
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    Dude, do u want to stay a virgin forever?
     
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    I think it's cute. Trains are beautiful and interesting. When I think of all the track that's been laid down in the US, alone, I get all weepy. The railroad industry amazes me.

    That one with the rainbow was very nice. I agree.

    It's good to be passionate about something that doesn't harm others.
     
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    If you look out of the window of a passing train,
    Why do you think I actually want to preserve a Wessex Electric unit before they go to scrap?
    Why do you think I also would love to manage a model railway in 12in to a foot scale and run it on behalf of the public?
    Why do you think I can't leave the laptop at home?
    Questions questions! :) (P.s. UBBW_Denise, you weren't rude at all, I have to say, I am not an expert in Aspergers either, all I know is that I was diagnoised with it, I know a bit about it and what the individuals behaviour is like, but not much else. TBH, its a recent condition, being formally diagnosed and accepted in 1944, I believe there is little known about it.)

     
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    No, i think u need to get laid
     
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    Some of us aren't quite so obsessed about trains but still don't have a choice. :rolleyes:

    Anyway, a fan of the Intercity 225 and 120-something models. But I'm not into spotting, just like to know that when you get on those trains, prepare for luxary class travel! :)
     
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    LOVE trains. Especially model trains. Looking for a new place with a larger basement so I can set up a layout in one corner.

    (Well, that's not the only reason.)

    And not a virgin, either. (So there, Mr. Black! :tongue: )

    NCbear
     
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    Impossible task! :p
    Its like one girl I like a lot and care a lot, but I won't have sex with her (even if she asked me), because I don't want to 'spoil' her body. (The same one I am running away from and the one that is now running away from me.)
     
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    LOL... that was great! I used to have a Plymouth with a 440 and glasspacks - the same thing would happen down city streets if I romped on it :biggrin1:

    And to my surprise, I find a lot of METRA stuff on youtube. This is the exact line I used! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWsp0dlpAUk

    A better representation of the EMD sound, muffled due to federal noise regs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK4Z2znx1VE

    These engines don't set off car alarms... but their horns do :biggrin1:
     
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    I'm very impressed with your eloquence and tact. I've always had a special place in my heart for children living with asperger's and autism. I have been impressed countless times with the courage they possess.....I wish you the best
     
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    <threadjack>Asperger's Syndrome is considered part of the Autistic spectrum of neurological/psychiatric "disorders." My husband is Asperger's as well as a 2 close friends' sons, and yes, the passion about hobbies seems to be pretty universal among the aspies. I think it can be rather endearing, actually. If you're at all interested in how the Asperger's/autistic brain works, I recommend reading anything by Temple Grandin. She is considered high functioning autistic (HFA) and is absolutely fascinating.</threadjack>

    Wessex, the trains are beautiful. I really like the rainbow. One of my favorite photographers is O. Winston Link-- he photographed trains at night in the US using amazingly complex lighting setups.
     
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    Why do you think having sex with her would be spoiling her body? That isn't saying much for yourself.

    Not that I don't love your posts, but if you want to stay a virgin forever why frequent a site that is centered around sex?
     
  18. WessexEN

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    If you look out of the window of a passing train,
    Orignally, for a thread about ginger pubes, but really, I am open to suggestions.
    I also at the time had some relationship problems as mentioned, I only just getting over all of it now, until my family started last week, which (2nd time) I have explained in another thread. Their pressurising ways recently has given me the impression that I am unsuitable in a relationship, but things may change. I am thinking of moving out as the house has to be sold in March, due to my parents divorce. (Hmmm, 'divorce', does that also answer a lot?)

    And as for the next comment, ever seen someone who you think is too good looking? I consider some that way and think, err, no. Also, there is the problem of desiring to have sex too soon, I am not wishing to be like that, I just would rather get into a relationship and wait until we both feel confident with each other. I guess I am wierd, or just have different veiws on relationships.
     
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    Ah, Aspergers syndrome, now THAT explains why you're so deeply immersed in your hobby. I have a friend who has Aspergers and is utterly utterly obsessed with music. He knows the members of every obscure death metal band this side of Norway. He is an outstanding drummer and a good guitarist and learns very quickly because his memory is quite astonishing.
     
  20. D_Humper E Bogart

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    I feel it's time for "MOCK THE SPAZ" season.
     
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