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Old October 12th, 2013, 12:22 AM   #3321
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Apparently it's supposed to be based on the roundel but if true seems to be very loosely!
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Old October 12th, 2013, 11:43 AM   #3322
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From where I'm sitting it looks like a TBM
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Old October 19th, 2013, 11:18 AM   #3323
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Old October 19th, 2013, 06:58 PM   #3324
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I dunno, its certainly different.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 07:16 PM   #3325
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Well the interior certainly looks like an improvement.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 08:05 AM   #3326
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Am I the only one who likes the train design?? To me it looks like some type of bizarre tube worm an oceanographer might discover living near the bottom of the Marianas Trench!
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Old October 20th, 2013, 09:22 AM   #3327
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Am I the only one who likes the train design?? To me it looks like some type of bizarre tube worm an oceanographer might discover living near the bottom of the Marianas Trench!
I'm with you, I think it's kind of cool :P
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Old October 20th, 2013, 06:44 PM   #3328
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Am I the only one who likes the train design?? To me it looks like some type of bizarre tube worm an oceanographer might discover living near the bottom of the Marianas Trench!
It was strange at first but after looking at the video a couple more times I think it's actually kind of a cool design. Maybe if they made it a seamless hemispherical dome it'd look even better, albeit a little suggestive.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 06:46 PM   #3329
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Am I the only one who noticed the point about air conditioning? I thought they couldn't do that for deep level tube trains due to ventilation issues. You'll cook people on the platforms if you have aircon running.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 09:01 PM   #3330
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A bit cold, but elegant.

Seems a space module...
LOL, I thought that too. It looks like the inside of a ship bound for LV-426 (minis the aliens).
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Old October 21st, 2013, 07:41 AM   #3331
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Front part is disgusting.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 07:49 AM   #3332
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Am I the only one who noticed the point about air conditioning? I thought they couldn't do that for deep level tube trains due to ventilation issues. You'll cook people on the platforms if you have aircon running.
The technology uses a polymer that essentially "freezes" on the above ground sections, then when underground, air is blown across it to cool the train - transferring the heat from the carriage to the polymer.

I suspect this won't work on the Victoria or Waterloo and City as they have not surface sections.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 05:54 PM   #3333
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It's a cool design, but until now virtually all tube stock has been built in the UK. Really don't want to set the precedent of having it built overseas. So I'm hoping Bombardier and Hitachi bid with some UK-built designs that match this (or that Siemens open a UK plant!).
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Old October 21st, 2013, 06:03 PM   #3334
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The irony of that is that the very first central line trains were built in America and shipped over iirc!
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 09:43 AM   #3335
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Some precedent that is LOL.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 09:54 AM   #3336
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Would a tipped / rounded front not help push the air more effectively.


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Old October 22nd, 2013, 06:51 PM   #3337
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As long as the design is functional, I would argue that the complaints about the exterior aesthetics aren't well founded. The future is the future, and you can't have something new look like something out of the past, no matter how much nostalgia you think it would have. You can't stop progress. People just like to complain, I guess.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 09:08 PM   #3338
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Would a tipped / rounded front not help push the air more effectively.
Push air where? The tube tunnels are literally that, not much space for air to go but forwards. Presumably they modelled and found that curving up pushing air above would be energetically similar to a cone shape pushing air all around
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 12:17 AM   #3339
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It's a cool design, but until now virtually all tube stock has been built in the UK. Really don't want to set the precedent of having it built overseas. So I'm hoping Bombardier and Hitachi bid with some UK-built designs that match this (or that Siemens open a UK plant!).
Apparently part of the bid does place a requirement for "significant UK content". This can mean anything and a factory would seen unlikely as there isn't enough demand, but some sort of assembly as per the Virgin Voyager trains may possible. As for the precedent of UK built public transport we don't build any of the trams in use here, current orders are being fulfilled by Spanish and French plants. Our buses are mostly foreign products many bodied here but plenty not.
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Old October 24th, 2013, 05:12 PM   #3340
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Ill be using this tomorrow till monday.
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