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I am amazed that language like that is tolerated but since it is.....
The turd that is currently under discussion is a streaming turd in blue. I like blue ones like the Caledonian and also LNER. They stand out.
There is also an oily turd in blue that was all encompassing for a while and was for most either a love or hate thing.
Most modellers like steamy green turd/oily green turd transition - this enables them to justify having both. Why these things need to justified at all only they can answer.
My fav steamy turds are the crimson lake ones as besides being different come from the area I was born - an advantage indeed!
Modern oily turds come in a kaleidoscope of colour. Some are just awful but others really sexy! My likes are the FGW neons and the soon to be replaced GNER.
Sparking turds are not popular as special equipment is needed to get a movement but one goes through to Europe via an undersea colon that's very long indeed. As the turd manufacturer does not do 18 coaches and central motor ( I wonder why?) those that like to count rivets on turds (best of luck) don't buy it.
Looking forward to my next turd arrival,
Les Corkett
 

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Hi Oz

Hooray .Now we have got two turd experts . I guess you could be called turdologists.
Whilst I have seen the real things between the rails , even at the northern end of Euston station , I have never seen one modelled . I shall see if it is possible in 4mm scale and keep you posted . The little bits of accompanying dirty paper should be quite easy though. However I'm not game to try them for n-gauge as my eyesight is not as good as it was.
Yours in Modelling and nearly always in the mire.
Tony (10001)
 

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Aha- wasn't Kestrel a two tone brown t**d?

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Perhaps you ought to change your tagline Oz.
Proud to be playing with turds - come and join me kids!
 

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Please forgive a newbie and a 'Yank' that is not familiar with the jargon. What, with respect to railroading, is a 'turd'?

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QUOTE (bangerblueed @ 6 Nov 2007, 20:45) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Careful now some of us find that remark offensive !!

" turd' is an Anglo Saxon word originally spelt " tord' , You obviously know its meaning.
There is nothing offensive in using the old A-S
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QUOTE (Fazby @ 6 Nov 2007, 17:51) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Please forgive a newbie and a 'Yank' that is not familiar with the jargon. What, with respect to railroading, is a 'turd'?

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Hi Fazby
" turd" in Ossie speak means a locomotive and I guess any other railroading item which does not come up to their overly high expectations of quality and/or performance.
I think that most of the postings on this subject are inconsequential and are not to be taken too seriously!
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PS "Ossie speak" means a type of Australian slang spoken by quasi Australians (their language).
 

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Thanks for the definition. I was expecting an acronym such as Transporting Underground Rail Deployment or some such.
 

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QUOTE (Fazby @ 7 Nov 2007, 00:23) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I was expecting an acronym such as Transporting Underground Rail Deployment or some such.

Truly Useless Railway Development?



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As I promised in post #2 I have sucessfully constructed the prototype "truly useless railway development" and presently it sits between the rails of the through line at Eccles Junction .Although I have carefully followed the instructions set out elsewhere on this Forum I have not been able to post a picture but I will continue trying. My computer skills are not very flash. I fact I have always thought that Giggle Bites were what I gave my girlfriend when I nibbled her ears in the back row of the cinema 55 years ago. I have also been working on the Mark 2 version of said development but due to my ever increasingly shaky hand ( no doubt due to over indulgence in cheap Aussie sauvignon plonk ) I got into a bit of a mess.
Yours as ever in the mire .
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