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« Reply #1620 on: May 19, 2019, 12:49:30 pm »

Don't think it's any of these:

https://www.acronymfinder.com/ASPIC.html
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« Reply #1621 on: May 19, 2019, 12:57:22 pm »

ASPIC might be Air ----- ---- Isolating Cock. Not sure what S and and P stand for.

It does look like a very specific abbreviation, not a standard one. So does the "CN" - but the urea fill (it's really a weak solution in water) is certainly required for the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) in the exhaust system. No doubt running out of that is one more thing that will render a unit unserviceable.
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« Reply #1622 on: May 19, 2019, 01:31:46 pm »

I think it might stand for ASP-SaaS-IoT Cloud... which appears to be an 'Internet of Things' standard in which, as far as I can see (which isn't very far) Hitachi are involved with...

See here for starters: https://www.aspicjapan.org/en/
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« Reply #1623 on: May 19, 2019, 03:13:34 pm »

I think it might stand for ASP-SaaS-IoT Cloud... which appears to be an 'Internet of Things' standard in which, as far as I can see (which isn't very far) Hitachi are involved with...

See here for starters: https://www.aspicjapan.org/en/

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Mind you, it's better English than my Japanese. I'm not sure it can be that. There seems to have been no activity on the company website for 5 years, which takes us back to before IET.
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« Reply #1624 on: May 19, 2019, 04:30:53 pm »

OK, well this one is more up-to-date: https://www.hitachi.co.jp/products/it/harmonious/cloud/chiebukuro/index.html
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« Reply #1625 on: May 19, 2019, 04:36:03 pm »

Air suspension pipe isolation cock?
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« Reply #1626 on: May 19, 2019, 10:14:41 pm »

Air suspension pipe isolation cock?

Nearly right. Air Suspension Isolating Cock

It differentiates it from ASIC - Air Supply Isolating Cock
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« Reply #1627 on: May 19, 2019, 10:53:37 pm »


Nearly right. Air Suspension Isolating Cock

It differentiates it from ASIC - Air Supply Isolating Cock

Thanks! We'll ask grahame to update the Acronyms list.
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« Reply #1628 on: May 19, 2019, 11:05:33 pm »

Air suspension pipe isolation cock?

Nearly right. Air Suspension Isolating Cock

It differentiates it from ASIC - Air Supply Isolating Cock

He is right.  It's the Air Suspension Pipe Isolation Cock.  There are two per carriage each of which isolates the air supply to the two air suspension units on the adjacent bogie.  There is nothing labelled ASIC to differentiate it from on an IET, though there is a MRIC (Main Reservoir Isolation Cock) and MRPIC (Main Reservoir Pipe Isolation Cock) to isolate the air supply from the main res if needed.
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« Reply #1629 on: May 19, 2019, 11:06:29 pm »

There's a lot of Cocks on this thread recently. Tongue
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« Reply #1630 on: May 20, 2019, 06:31:31 am »


Nearly right. Air Suspension Isolating Cock

It differentiates it from ASIC - Air Supply Isolating Cock

Thanks! We'll ask grahame to update the Acronyms list.

Or I could tell you - as a moderator - how to update the list  Grin Grin . Logic is to plan ahead from the AGM though, so I'll add it this time.   Much else needs updating on that list - a review of current entries, some of which reflect things as they were some time ago.

For the moment, I have added the entries in question.
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« Reply #1631 on: May 20, 2019, 08:15:49 pm »

Or I could tell you - as a moderator - how to update the list  Grin Grin . Logic is to plan ahead from the AGM though, so I'll add it this time.   Much else needs updating on that list - a review of current entries, some of which reflect things as they were some time ago.

For the moment, I have added the entries in question.

You've altered the sign-in page. I can cope with anything but change!  Grin
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« Reply #1632 on: May 20, 2019, 10:39:23 pm »

Air suspension pipe isolation cock?

Nearly right. Air Suspension Isolating Cock

It differentiates it from ASIC - Air Supply Isolating Cock

He is right.  It's the Air Suspension Pipe Isolation Cock.  There are two per carriage each of which isolates the air supply to the two air suspension units on the adjacent bogie.  There is nothing labelled ASIC to differentiate it from on an IET, though there is a MRIC (Main Reservoir Isolation Cock) and MRPIC (Main Reservoir Pipe Isolation Cock) to isolate the air supply from the main res if needed.

Iím not getting into Internet arguments, so my last contribution on this point, both the TOM and the TIM (Train Operating Manual and the Technical Information Manual) give the full description of ASPIC as Air Suspension Isolating Cock and ASIC as Air Supply Isolating Cock. The air schematics give the same definition.
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« Reply #1633 on: May 21, 2019, 05:29:42 pm »

Today's 1B46 excuse for stowing the trolley early and going and hiding in First Class: hadn't charged handset battery enough. I wonder why GWR don't put in a counter so that they can attach their POS system to a socket...
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« Reply #1634 on: May 22, 2019, 12:42:07 pm »

Possibly a first yesterday?

On the last leg of our journey back from France, there was disruption due to a broken rail at Twyford, and out target train (16-49 to Goring) cancelled, so we took a 5 car IET bound for Oxford to get to Reading, to await the next Goring service. This turned out to be the 17-57 ex-Reading, which when it arrived at Platform 12 was a 9 car IET. Was this the first to run on a stopping train from Reading to Didcot? From the consternation and large number of passengers who had to come forward to the front coaches to disembark from Tilehurst onwards this did not seem to be a feature of the new May timetable.

Incidentally, the platform extensions at Tilehurst and Goring seemed to be open (although still builder's materilas evident on the platform)
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