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Awesome technique!! As for the subjects of the photo, what are these structures? I keep seeing them around but I've got no clue what they are and searching "massive iron circle building thing" doesnt really pull up an explanation.

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Original Poster2 points · 6 days ago

They are redundant gas-holders (or gasometers) that were used to hold a buffer supply of mains gas to help deal with peak demand periods. They were built around 1890’s and were used continuously until they were taken out of use in 2011.

Original Poster4 points · 6 days ago

I’m probably going out on a limb here, but I’m going to say yes... you are the only one...

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Original Poster7 points · 7 days ago

I had 17 cameras out at one point last year. Presently down to 6, but only because I haven’t had the time to go out and set more up. I’ve got several new locations in mind that I’m currently talking to for permission to put cameras out...

Put one on one of the masts on the tall ship next to the Riverside Museum?

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Original Poster3 points · 6 days ago

That wouldn’t work since the ship moves up and down with the tide...

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5 points · 7 days ago

Naebdy litter picking near temple gasworks, then?

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Original Poster5 points · 6 days ago

Camera was inside the gasworks with the permission of the operators...

Holy shit that's so cool. How did you work out the time of exposure?

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Original Poster9 points · 7 days ago

The exposure lasted from when I could place the camera until when I could pick it up... completely arbitrary to be honest, but I would have had a useable image after as little as a single day... It’s called a Solargraph and works like this!

Now THATS a wasp magnet if I ever saw one!

Very interesting, thanks. So how big will OPs original/physical image be? Size of a fag packet, a stamp, or even smaller?

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Original Poster1 point · 7 days ago

It is precisely 7 inches x 5 inches... because that fits nicely inside the can.

Are the dotted points at the top planes/satellites?

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Just reflections inside the can...

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Its always the Yoker line having faults. Weird. Especially odd considering that they have a depot out by Garscadden, so you'd think it would be serviced more often. Its rare that you see a train going via Anniesland being delayed. ¬¬

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Depot services the trains - not the track.

Aye, I mean that if that's where the depot is, you'd think keeping that line open would be a priority.

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Keeping all the lines open is a priority. At the time it failed, all the trains were out and the depot was actually empty. Unfortunately it was impossible to safely move trains within the affected area because of the signalling failure caused by a complete power loss to the feeder station and a loss of all track circuit detection- so the signal box had no idea where any of the trains were...

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Original Poster209 points · 22 days ago

Actually in Scotland 😂

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Looks like Tarlair, in Aberdeen?

Virtually the whole canal network has nicely surfaced towpaths...

Hold on, are you getting a referral bonus here or something?

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Not a bean - I’m just looking to spread the joy that an 03:15 alarm brings me in the morning before work...

I'm interested, can I ask why? Not being a cock I am honestly interested.

Like rail replacement already has huge machines preforming the task.

Ticket officers are largely replaced in some countries.

Most people think that the driving part is the easiest to replace, thinking it can be run much like a complicated Hornby set.

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Original Poster7 points · 1 month ago

To automate mainline rail in the UK would cost hundreds (if not thousands) of billions of pounds. Hundreds of new trains, signalling equipment across the network and modifications to every single station would be required to make it possible. It's fine in a closed network like a metro that is specifically built with this in mind, but not for an already existing heavy rail mixed traffic network. It will arrive eventually, but I'm guessing it will take at least 50 years... and then - would you fly on a plane with no pilots? A lot of people have the same perception with trains!

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This looks suspiciously like a picture from a movie poster that’s been floating about...

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Original Poster1 point · 2 months ago

It’s not!

Look at Richie Rich over here. Casually mentioning his ceramic sink.

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How big is this sink? In my young, frustrated and desperate teens I could have rested my balls on one end of the bath and still overshot... and we had a big bath!

you guys are making it seem like i masturbate everyday, no, i do it very rarely

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This... Might be the reason...

New and Zealand would be great...

Is your diet almost completely haggis or just completely haggis? Do the springs font irn bru? Why does the queen have two houses in Edinborough?

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Haggis only during hunting season. Irn Bru is made only from girders. Springs produce whisky. The queen needs two houses because one is for her Corgis...

Fife, WA:Puyallup River::Fife, UK:Firth of Forth

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Andrew Carnegie was from Fife. There’s a Carnegie Library and Carnegie Hall there too...

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West coast best coast

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Original Poster2 points · 2 months ago

Indeed! Couldn’t agree more...

This is beautiful!

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Original Poster2 points · 2 months ago


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Hey - I might have been driving that train!

3 points · 2 months ago

You should do an IAMA!

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Maybe - when I get some spare time!

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Getting up at 3:15am tomorrow, then at a different time each day for the rest of the week to go to work. (3:15, 3:40, 4:20 and 3:05 for this week, to be exact)

Heroes by Peter Gabriel

A tent is pretty high up on my list...


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