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by XSFX
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: brighten up your day!
Replies: 2
Views: 627

brighten up your day!

don't know if its been posted but here goes....
http://video.uk.msn.com/watch/video/tra ... /1j4v81u0k

Anyone better that!
by XSFX
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Working over the next few months?
Replies: 18
Views: 3991

Re: Working over the next few months?

haven't posted in a while. The Met office won't give any prediction to the weather over this Winter period, a US company associated with another UK forecast provider has done a review of cold winters in the UK over the last 150 years, specifically looking at weather trends. To cut a long discussion ...
by XSFX
Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: supporting "3 strikes and you're out" ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2993

Re: supporting "3 strikes and you're out" ?

I agree get tough on criminals they should be the ones living in fear not inoccent law abiding members of public. Prision should not be as comfortable as they are. I appreciate that there are also so many other things wrong with society today, and peoples expectations is one of them. We don't owe an...
by XSFX
Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Unfit kit, especially for ISUop.
Replies: 56
Views: 8075

Re: Unfit kit, especially for ISUop.

Put it this way very heavy!!!!! you would need an empty 4x4 or transit sized van at least the individual screen bases are cast metal and a 2 person lift on their own.
by XSFX
Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Site problems
Topic: choose 2 from 7 for 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1873

Re: choose 2 from 7 for 2011

Like the new styles nice and clean I've seen a variation of the Sprites one on another forum (mobiledisco directory).

I always thought black backgrounds were good but I've gone of it now.

:)
by XSFX
Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DON'T travel unless it is absolutely necessary
Replies: 26
Views: 1847

Re: DON'T travel unless it is absolutely necessary

TM1 wrote:The norm seems to be that half the signs don't work at the moment, for one reason or another.
dont know about that one, also no one would see 'gritting in progress' that was dropped last year for 'salt spreading'
by XSFX
Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DON'T travel unless it is absolutely necessary
Replies: 26
Views: 1847

Re: DON'T travel unless it is absolutely necessary

As for gritting, its the toll staff who carry it out, the same ones who work on the ISU, but being a private company (and road) they have cut costs over the past couple of years so are minimum staffed. Next time you are on the toll have a look on the northbound just past T4 and you will see the tol...
by XSFX
Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DON'T travel unless it is absolutely necessary
Replies: 26
Views: 1847

Re: DON'T travel unless it is absolutely necessary

M6 Toll road, two lanes closed due to snow, no grit. Two thought. Who looks after the toll road in terms of gritting? The other, how do you know there was no grit? You do realise that grit doesn't get rid or stop snow? M6T look after the salting of the M6t road, but operate in a similar way to MAC ...
by XSFX
Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DON'T travel unless it is absolutely necessary
Replies: 26
Views: 1847

Re: DON'T travel unless it is absolutely necessary

Motoring mayhem. Today from Junctions 4a down to junction 2 of M6, we slowed down to a crawl, reason being the road had not seen any grit. Northbound the traffic was at a standstill. M6 Toll road, two lanes closed due to snow, no grit. So i ask you dear HA, are you up to the job? Did the snow arriv...
by XSFX
Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Cuts
Replies: 12
Views: 3616

Re: Cuts

Alpha Bravo Guy wrote:1 millon pound savings.
More tea, sandwiches and biscuits available for the ivory towers now.
Where I frequent it's bring your own! even for your guests for meetings, even when you can get a drink ordered its for guests only not staff!
by XSFX
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: just die cast models
Replies: 6
Views: 2361

Re: just die cast models

I've a limited edition Land Rover (1 of 10) EU05EBL, as well as a few otherHA related vehicles (Gritters, ISU's, Range rovers)

Image < Z
by XSFX
Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Motorway Cops, BBC1, Tuesday
Replies: 52
Views: 4067

Re: Motorway Cops, BBC1, Tuesday

Found the programme quite entertaining.

However, I was more worried about one of the officers in the programme making the assumption that as the roads were wet, with the weather conditions as the temp dropped the roads would turn to ice.

Why do we salt the road then?
by XSFX
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Spending review in october
Replies: 83
Views: 8379

Re: Spending review in october

delta sierra wrote:SWTRA Traffic Officers use VW Transporters to great effect. Theirs also have roof-mounted VMS panels and mobile CCTV, wouldn't surprise me to see a few of those appearing "on trial" before long.
Sounds like an ISU? :slr: :slme:
by XSFX
Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: The MLM thread.
Replies: 20
Views: 2059

Re: The MLM thread.

or do we just let things go all the time :slr: ? It seems to be at the moment that the only people who do care are the TO's. When ever I have a problem I talk to my TM who does nothing, If I see a problem with signals I ring the RCC and they do nothing and If I talk to my OM he does nothing. Are ou...
by XSFX
Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: The MLM thread.
Replies: 20
Views: 2059

Re: The MLM thread.

yes but the 3 lane sections are tied in with exits at 1, 2 and 5, 6, it is essentially a 2 lane mway.

And the signs were on the 2 lane sections