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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby FurryBoots » Wed Feb 08, 2012 22:39

Does the sign 5 to 6 seconds into this video count? :wink:

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby Mattemotorway » Thu Feb 09, 2012 17:47

FurryBoots wrote:Does the sign 5 to 6 seconds into this video count? :wink:


LOL, Furryboots! Obviously, it means that vehicles on that side of the road (where the Playbus is heading) have priority through the tunnel! Though to be honest, I'm still trying to work out what sort of bus the playbus is, as it doesn't really look like any buses from the 60's/70's/80's (the titles were made in 1988, I believe...) that I've seen!

Ah, who cares, IT'S THE PLAYBUS!

EDIT: Does Storm2's avatar count as a botched roadsign?
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby Trebeck » Thu Feb 09, 2012 17:55

Mattemotorway wrote:
FurryBoots wrote:Does the sign 5 to 6 seconds into this video count? :wink:


LOL, Furryboots! Obviously, it means that vehicles on that side of the road (where the Playbus is heading) have priority through the tunnel! Though to be honest, I'm still trying to work out what sort of bus the playbus is, as it doesn't really look like any buses from the 60's/70's/80's (the titles were made in 1988, I believe...) that I've seen!

Ah, who cares, IT'S THE PLAYBUS!

EDIT: Does Storm2's avatar count as a botched roadsign?


Either it has horrendous play(bus?) in the steering, or the road around 17 seconds starts turning into a Donington style chicane.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby Mattemotorway » Thu Feb 09, 2012 18:11

Trebeck wrote:Either it has horrendous play(bus?) in the steering, or the road around 17 seconds starts turning into a Donington style chicane.


As commented by Stuart Ashen!
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby kit » Thu Feb 09, 2012 19:12

Trebeck wrote:Either it has horrendous play(bus?) in the steering, or the road around 17 seconds starts turning into a Donington style chicane.

The rapid acceleration and braking between 20mph and 30mph would hardly make for a comfortable ride either!
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby Mattemotorway » Thu Feb 09, 2012 21:46

kit wrote:
Trebeck wrote:Either it has horrendous play(bus?) in the steering, or the road around 17 seconds starts turning into a Donington style chicane.

The rapid acceleration and braking between 20mph and 30mph would hardly make for a comfortable ride either!


Well, obviously whoever made that title sequence didn't drive! (And I mean a car, not a bus!)
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby scragend » Thu Feb 09, 2012 22:38

Trebeck wrote:Either it has horrendous play(bus?) in the steering, or the road around 17 seconds starts turning into a Donington style chicane.


I always thought that!

I also found the Why Bird really irritating.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby Nicholas » Fri Feb 10, 2012 06:31

This pair thinks its a Pre-Warboys sign. It replaced an older Warboys pair that was exactly the same, the signs being replaced when the speed limit prior to the signs was cut from NSL to 40mph - it seems Bolton are taking like-for-like replacement a litte too literally!

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby c2R » Fri Feb 10, 2012 09:03

Nicholas wrote:This pair thinks its a Pre-Warboys sign. It replaced an older Warboys pair that was exactly the same, the signs being replaced when the speed limit prior to the signs was cut from NSL to 40mph - it seems Bolton are taking like-for-like replacement a litte too literally!


Nice....


This one is one of my pet hates. It annoys me almost daily...

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby autosignguy » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:57

This sign puzzles me.
OK, so it's designed properly, but I thought it could only be reversed on directional signs, or warnings of weight limit ahead?

I can honestly say I've never seen it reversed before elsewhere - is this actually permitted, or only via special authorisation?

Sorry if it seems confusing to me... :oops:

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby Chris Bertram » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:19

scragend wrote:I also found the Why Bird really irritating.

The Why Bird is the mother of Rory from Doctor Who.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby c2R » Fri Feb 10, 2012 14:21

autosignguy wrote:This sign puzzles me.
OK, so it's designed properly, but I thought it could only be reversed on directional signs, or warnings of weight limit ahead?

I can honestly say I've never seen it reversed before elsewhere - is this actually permitted, or only via special authorisation?

Sorry if it seems confusing to me... :oops:


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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby Chris Bertram » Fri Feb 10, 2012 14:33

Not so much botched as no longer relevant. The road does still bend, but the former priority junction at the bend is now a mini-roundabout.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby Mattemotorway » Fri Feb 10, 2012 15:13

Chris Bertram wrote:
scragend wrote:I also found the Why Bird really irritating.

The Why Bird is the mother of Rory from Doctor Who.


Why Bird reminded me of my auntie... (And was her voice actually done by Arthur Darvill's mum? Mind you, Arthur himself was once a CITV announcer better known as Tom...)
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby SC2 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 15:17

autosignguy wrote:This sign puzzles me.
OK, so it's designed properly, but I thought it could only be reversed on directional signs, or warnings of weight limit ahead?

I can honestly say I've never seen it reversed before elsewhere - is this actually permitted, or only via special authorisation?

Sorry if it seems confusing to me... :oops:


That road name signs looks odd. How often do they have the road number on?
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby Chris Bertram » Fri Feb 10, 2012 15:21

Mattemotorway wrote:Why Bird reminded me of my auntie... (And was her voice actually done by Arthur Darvill's mum? Mind you, Arthur himself was once a CITV announcer better known as Tom...)
Yes, Why Bird was voiced by Ellie Darvill. My son spent his pre-school years enjoying Playdays, by the time my daughter was ready it had gone, to be replaced by Tellytubbies.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby Mattemotorway » Fri Feb 10, 2012 17:55

Chris Bertram wrote:
Mattemotorway wrote:Why Bird reminded me of my auntie... (And was her voice actually done by Arthur Darvill's mum? Mind you, Arthur himself was once a CITV announcer better known as Tom...)
Yes, Why Bird was voiced by Ellie Darvill. My son spent his pre-school years enjoying Playdays, by the time my daughter was ready it had gone, to be replaced by Tellytubbies.


Actually, Tellitubbies ran alongside Playdays for a few years... It was actually the Tweenies that replaced Playdays!
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby Chris Bertram » Fri Feb 10, 2012 19:52

Mattemotorway wrote:Actually, Tellytubbies ran alongside Playdays for a few years... It was actually the Tweenies that replaced Playdays!

OK, they carried on showing reruns of previously-made editions of Playdays for a while. The didn't make any new ones after the tubbies started.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby vlad » Fri Feb 10, 2012 19:55

Is this allowed?
Stop arguing, click here and start talking about roads.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Postby Chris Bertram » Fri Feb 10, 2012 19:59

vlad wrote:Is this allowed?

Yes, why not? It's a 20 limit, rather than a 20 zone. It should need repeaters, but there will be no humps or chicanes.
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