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Offline abdullahseba

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« on: May 04, 2014, 02:48:23 pm »
on the London under ground train at the museum I work at http://www.walthamstowpumphousemuseum.org.uk/filming.html there is a metal bit sticking out of the train that says Sinclair on it. is it same Sinclair that made the Sinclair c5

here is a picture  https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=F0C48114460E32FD!113&authkey=!ALjO1mdxIK8KGQA&ithint=folder%2c.JPG

you can zoom in to see the Sinclair
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Re: train
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 02:50:21 pm »
That's at the pumphouse isn't it, I work  there too :P :-DD.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 02:53:41 pm »
so what actually is it ? looks like a handle to me. Don't forget that sinclair went by the by quite a few years ago. chances someone is using the name. it happes often. Like Quad still exist in name but it's just a front badge for some taiwanese made gear made by a company that just buys up companies and uses their original names.
 

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Re: train
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2014, 02:59:11 pm »
It's an antenna made by Sinclair Technology (probably)
 

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2014, 03:02:07 pm »
It's an antenna made by Sinclair Technology (probably)

Is that the same sinclair who made the C5?
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2014, 03:17:06 pm »
I doubt it, they are a division of someone else so either a coincidence or someone who bought the name when sinclair went bust.
 

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Re: train
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2014, 03:21:00 pm »
so what actually is it ? looks like a handle to me. Don't forget that sinclair went by the by quite a few years ago. chances someone is using the name. it happes often. Like Quad still exist in name but it's just a front badge for some taiwanese made gear made by a company that just buys up companies and uses their original names.
the train is 1967 & I think its a kind of electric contact
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Re: train
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2014, 03:27:02 pm »
It's a "Heavy Duty 380-400 MHz Train Antenna" . Part of some form of safety communications system (rather than telemetry).

http://www.sinclairtechnologies.com/Brochures/STI_Heavy_Transit_2008.pdf
 

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Re: train
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2014, 09:22:28 pm »
That museum looks interesting, never been there before and its not too far from me. I love railway stuff
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Re: train
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2014, 09:00:56 am »
That museum looks interesting, never been there before and its not too far from me. I love railway stuff
At the moment it's closed to the public because of renovation and building work but I can link in a load of pictures if you like.
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Re: train
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2014, 09:44:25 am »
That museum looks interesting, never been there before and its not too far from me. I love railway stuff
its closed at the moment but you can ring up to arrange a tour. The number is 020 8521 1766 on Tuesday 9:00 to 1:00 Thursday & Sunday 9:00 to 4:00 or visit the website at the bottom of my posts
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Re: train
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2014, 10:22:40 am »
It's a "Heavy Duty 380-400 MHz Train Antenna" . Part of some form of safety communications system (rather than telemetry).

http://www.sinclairtechnologies.com/Brochures/STI_Heavy_Transit_2008.pdf

As I know trains does use fiber optics or twisted pair over TCN [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Train_Communication_Network ].

Trains could not use wireless in it's sensor network, even for a backup system.
Sir , what telemetry exactly that you refer there?

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Re: train
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2014, 10:36:51 am »
It's a "Heavy Duty 380-400 MHz Train Antenna" . Part of some form of safety communications system (rather than telemetry).

http://www.sinclairtechnologies.com/Brochures/STI_Heavy_Transit_2008.pdf
that's the one
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Re: train
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2014, 12:40:20 pm »
That museum looks interesting, never been there before and its not too far from me. I love railway stuff
its closed at the moment but you can ring up to arrange a tour. The number is 020 8521 1766 on Tuesday 9:00 to 1:00 Thursday & Sunday 9:00 to 4:00 or visit the website at the bottom of my posts

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