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Old March 4th, 2019, 09:10 AM   #81
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What I'd love to see is essentially a light rail service in a tunnel.

Visiting all the beaches.

So Cronulla, La Perouse, Little Bay, Malabar, Maroubra, South Coogee, Coogee, Clovelly, Bronte, Bondi Beach, Rose Bay, Double Bay and.. wherever.

Heck, tunnels have gotten cheaper and light rail would require relatively smaller stations. In fact a lot of the stations could be surface or near surface.

It'd be lapped up by tourists
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Old March 4th, 2019, 09:14 AM   #82
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Here's another idea (not mine) that I'd love to see built..

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/3...or-coast-walk/

The interesting part is that south of Merewether Beach there were tunnels for a coal railway that they are thinking about opening up as part of a walking trail.
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Old March 12th, 2019, 09:37 PM   #83
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Made a better view of the 5m wide subway in a 6m diameter tunnel
https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/mod...5m-wide-subway

If they work we could export them.
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Old March 15th, 2019, 04:19 PM   #84
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Made a better view of the 5m wide subway in a 6m diameter tunnel
https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/mod...5m-wide-subway

If they work we could export them.
Why do drivers have to park at a sports' field. It's absurd. What happens if somebody wants to play sport there? Often happens Wednesday afternoons and at the weekend. Might as well ask them to park on a golf course r in a swimming pool and catch the bus to the station.
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Old March 15th, 2019, 11:50 PM   #85
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Why do drivers have to park at a sports' field. It's absurd. What happens if somebody wants to play sport there? Often happens Wednesday afternoons and at the weekend. Might as well ask them to park on a golf course r in a swimming pool and catch the bus to the station.
Not only that, but sports fields are often used as evacuation centres in the case of bushfires. So what can be used instead?

Yep, I knew there’d be an answer.... everyone gets themselves a garden shed that doubles as a fire shelter. 18mm of compressed fibro and 1mm of stainless stell will fully protect you from the radiant heat of a raging inferno.

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/mod...d-fire-shelter

But this one takes the cake.......
https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/mod...rain-submarine
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Old March 16th, 2019, 04:14 AM   #86
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I'm not sure I really want to try that out...
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Old March 18th, 2019, 12:05 AM   #87
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Why do drivers have to park at a sports' field. It's absurd. What happens if somebody wants to play sport there? Often happens Wednesday afternoons and at the weekend. Might as well ask them to park on a golf course r in a swimming pool and catch the bus to the station.
Bob

Thanks for the heads up on sports ovals I suppose people will just have to park on the street.

By the way what do you think of the extra seats?
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Old March 18th, 2019, 12:07 AM   #88
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Not only that, but sports fields are often used as evacuation centres in the case of bushfires. So what can be used instead?

Yep, I knew there’d be an answer.... everyone gets themselves a garden shed that doubles as a fire shelter. 18mm of compressed fibro and 1mm of stainless stell will fully protect you from the radiant heat of a raging inferno.

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/mod...d-fire-shelter

But this one takes the cake.......
https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/mod...rain-submarine
DAJAN

Unfortunately, most people do not realise that 95% of the bushfire heat is radiated and as they have demonstrated at the Mogo bushfire centre how to make a container fireproof with all the sensors involved than how easy to just have a skin of mirror grade stainless steel to reflect even that 95%

The guy down there told me it would cost $3,000 to do a test with all the gas and time setting up the sensors and he thought it was a good idea but he agreed with me the higher up you go the less interested they are.

The bushfire authorities do not like fire shelters as they have no control of the construction or maintenance of them however Bunnings have told me if the garden shelter was approved by authorities like the underground ones that cost $12,000, they would stock them to be delivered by qualified people with a hi ab crane on a 2.5m wide truck.

As it stands now most people say they will wait a bit and see how things are and sometimes you hear over the radio it is too late to evacuate, seek shelter at which point people are looking for the closest colourbond fence to get behind.
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Old March 18th, 2019, 12:11 AM   #89
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I'm not sure I really want to try that out...
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It would have a red handle in the control capsule to eject from the main train sub if it was sinking or if you wanted to do a kamikaze hit on an enemy aircraft carrier ha ha.
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Old March 18th, 2019, 02:15 PM   #90
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Not only that, but sports fields are often used as evacuation centres in the case of bushfires. So what can be used instead?

Yep, I knew there’d be an answer.... everyone gets themselves a garden shed that doubles as a fire shelter. 18mm of compressed fibro and 1mm of stainless stell will fully protect you from the radiant heat of a raging inferno.

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/mod...d-fire-shelter

But this one takes the cake.......
https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/mod...rain-submarine
Have wondered about building a sublevel in the shed by cutting out part of the concrete slab and going down via a ladder, but the ground water level is 3m below the surface where I am, so no dice.
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Old March 18th, 2019, 11:22 PM   #91
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Maybe the garden shed fire thingy could drop down into some sort of local Magtube network to whisk people away from danger? Eddie,could you whip up a few costings? And why is the woman levitating? The submarine train that gently touches the surface is interesting and creative. If only these teaming islands had some other way to be part of international commerce, some sort of floating vessel that could move goods and people across water.
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Old March 19th, 2019, 07:16 AM   #92
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Maybe the garden shed fire thingy could drop down into some sort of local Magtube network to whisk people away from danger? Eddie,could you whip up a few costings? And why is the woman levitating? The submarine train that gently touches the surface is interesting and creative. If only these teaming islands had some other way to be part of international commerce, some sort of floating vessel that could move goods and people across water.

Bob

You do not have to be whisked away you just wait with neighbours and fire crew until the fire front has passed.

Not many coastal places can afford the highly efficient container terminals like Botany so they have to rely on very inefficient smaller ships but a train sub could swap a 1km train mixed load of containers for one of bananas or whatever in one hour.

It may be cheaper to use them directly to places like Eden rather than use road transport and returning with a load of timber.

Any costings I have made have been based on previous similar work for example I have allowed twice the cost and twice the time per kilometre to go express CBD to Parramatta as the NWRL tunnels.
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Old March 19th, 2019, 10:05 AM   #93
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But if you're building the Magtube tunnel why not use it for the fire shed too? You'll need those comfortable seats anyways for a big family, neighbours and fire crew. 'Bananas or whatever'! At least show some interest in the economy of these islands. Could it be used to transport scientists and their materials to Macquarie Island, maybe bring back a load of penguins for the zoo LOL!
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