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 Posted: Thu Jan 21st, 2010 02:58 am
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what a start to a day,sat with a hot coffee and reading the account of Mattilda`s
day in Swanhurst,

:doublethumb:mutley:lol::lol::cool:

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How on earth can I top that one.

Will have to get the thinking cap on.



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Ditto!



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Damn! Sorry guys. Accidental double-post!

Just thinking ... great if Sergio can do both Austria and Argentina. Is Austria the place where they have kangaroos hopping down the main streets???

:mutley :mutley :twisted:



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I have already broken my own rule of only one picture per layout on the official site!

This thing is just going to run and run!

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AUSSIETRAINS wrote: How on earth can I top that one.

Will have to get the thinking cap on.

Don't they have saltwater crocs in Mackay John ?............:roll::roll::roll::roll:



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Great post Mike, brings the whole thing alive again. Aussies are doing very well indeed in tying Matilda to story lines.



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The latest mileage for Matilda now in Brisbane is:


                          3885 kms  (2428 miles)



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Daft question, Peter. How are you calculating mileage, and do you count distances over water as well as land routes?



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Wow, you are certainly knocking up the mileage down under.



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Wait until she heads over to Marty. Then you'll see the miles / kilometres jump. And that's all in the same country remember!

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I'm using mapping sites Tim and yes, I will be calculating mileages over water but for that, it will just be "as the crow flies" because obviously I won't know the actual route.

It's not perfect I know, but unless I was in the wagon with my pedometer, I can't think of any better way.  The distances are "by road" so would vary from air routes assuming they went direct.  I'm sure most flights in the parts of Australia we're talking about,  will be via somewhere.

on edit - looking at the tallies in Australia reminds you just how big that country is.  We flew from Brisbane to Ayres Rock and, on the map, it's about 2 or 3 inches.  It took 2 hours to Alice Springs in a full-blown jet aircraft and that's only about half way !!!  If you look on the map, Brisbane doesn't seem too far from Aussietrains in Mackay but you may recall he said it was 1000 kms !!!!



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Thanks, Peter! I really do need help grasping some of these things at times :roll:



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Ahhh, yes. Perth ... that well known western suburb of Brisbane!!!

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EDIT: Darn! That was supposed to follow Rick's post and the others posted in between!  :thud



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Most air routes are not a straight direct line from A to B anyway so the "by road" route is fine with me. Take a simple flight from Melbourne to Sydney as an example. The shortest route airport to airport is about 700kms. But if the aircraft takes off from Melbourne to the south as often happens it must then over-fly the city in a U-turn, climb to a designated flight path, cross other flight paths and often approaches Sydney from the east out over the water of Botany Bay rather than from the south. The actual distance flown would be much closer to the road route of 900 kms or so.

It is the closest approximation we are likely to get short of enquiring the air miles flown on each leg and the actual surface distribution and delivery routes taken.

As with all things model railway we have to accept some degree of compromise. So long as it doesn't fall foul of the requirements of those Guinness people.

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Hauled by Guilford Rail’s SD35 #614, Matilda rolled into New England just after sun-up on a bitterly cold February morning.




Here the Trackmobile backs her into a siding where her precious cargo can be unloaded:


a gift from those eccentric limeys in the village of Swanhurst, England.  This might be a record for trans-Atlantic rail travel by a bovine.



Buttercup is off to the country where she can run free with others of her persuasion. It’s all in a day’s work for these guys.





Matilda is led away by Guilford Rail’s U23B #288. Time for a Miller's :cheers [no, not a pork pie]



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All that can be said is :thumbs  or better still - :doublethumb

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SRman wrote: Ahhh, yes. Perth ... that well known western suburb of Brisbane!!!

  :twisted:   :twisted:

:cool wink


 



:lol::lol::lol:

Matilda has now started her trek to John [Aussietrains] in Sarina, North Queensland.

Mike

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Two  :doublethumb  :doublethumb from me.



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