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« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2018, 06:29:40 pm »

And welcome please - the next arrivals at the Montpelier Tree Surgeons' Ball - Connie Fir and her husband, Douglas...
who cuts down trees skips and jumps and likes to press wild flowers!...
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« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2018, 12:59:11 am »

I am enjoying these puns but the person who started them deserves a trunk call from the Special Branch.....

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« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2018, 01:09:11 am »

Indeed: local police have logged the incident.  Lips sealed

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« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2018, 11:30:45 pm »

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« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2018, 08:10:13 pm »

A sort of follow up from the Bristol post today.
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/emails-show-network-rail-panic-1627888
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« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2018, 08:40:24 pm »


.....so why hadn't NR been cutting the trees back I wonder? Aren't they currently trying to get permission to fell just about every tree standing near a railway line, mainly because they've allowed them to grow out of control?
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« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2018, 09:19:41 pm »


.....so why hadn't NR been cutting the trees back I wonder? Aren't they currently trying to get permission to fell just about every tree standing near a railway line, mainly because they've allowed them to grow out of control?

Perhaps the article give the answer:

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It is thought the trees prevented landslips on the steep embankment down to the railway line, and acted as a noise buffer against the noise of the trains.

This is a complex area of geotechnical engineering so I cannot be sure what the effect would be in this particular instance.  If we get a slip next time we have a wet winter then we might find out.

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« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2018, 10:46:12 am »


Perhaps the article give the answer:

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It is thought the trees prevented landslips on the steep embankment down to the railway line, and acted as a noise buffer against the noise of the trains.

This is a complex area of geotechnical engineering so I cannot be sure what the effect would be in this particular instance.  If we get a slip next time we have a wet winter then we might find out.


It's also a complex area of environmental acoustics. But... surely the people who would suffer most from any increase in noise will be the very people who instigated the felling of the trees? A slight irony there, one feels.
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« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2018, 05:08:08 pm »

Perhaps a whistle board should go up on the station side of Montpelier Tunnel. Two tone horns dozens of times a day will have the tree butchering residents crying out for a noise buffer. Network Rail can then plant some fast growing foliage to achieve that.
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« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2018, 05:44:49 pm »

Two tone horns hooting a G and E flat mournfully are becoming a thing of the past. I suggest a special Montpelier minor version where the horns sound an interval a seventh and a augmented octave (octave plus half a tone) . I've just tried it on the piano and middle C to B above back to middle C and up to C sharp.
There again,  I could do it on the organ and choose the temperament ( most modern digital organs offer at least 8 of those)  that makes it even more excruciating ! Looking for an emoticon that is covering ears, but couldn't find one, so this one will have to do.  Angry
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« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2018, 06:41:44 pm »

Subsidence is not unknown in the area concerned 😳 let's just hope that no problems arise from The felling!....
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« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2018, 07:50:39 pm »

Two tone horns hooting a G and E flat mournfully are becoming a thing of the past. I suggest a special Montpelier minor version where the horns sound an interval a seventh and a augmented octave (octave plus half a tone) . I've just tried it on the piano and middle C to B above back to middle C and up to C sharp.
There again,  I could do it on the organ and choose the temperament ( most modern digital organs offer at least 8 of those)  that makes it even more excruciating ! Looking for an emoticon that is covering ears, but couldn't find one, so this one will have to do.  Angry

When I worked at the B.R. T.C. at Derby one shunting driver loved hooting out 'On Ilkley Moor Bah Tat!' Drove us mad.
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« Reply #42 on: June 01, 2018, 07:56:34 pm »

THAT'S G CCC G C FOR THE TONE DEAF AMONG YOU ! DOING MY BEST BRIAN BLESSED IMPRESSION !!
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« Reply #43 on: June 01, 2018, 08:33:25 pm »

I could do it on the organ

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« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2018, 11:26:51 pm »

It's also a complex area of environmental acoustics. But... surely the people who would suffer most from any increase in noise will be the very people who instigated the felling of the trees? A slight irony there, one feels.

Ooh, yes! I hope so!
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