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gordon taylor

Re: Silly signs
« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2010, 09:11:30 pm »


Ahhh. That's the sign on the Lecht road! I was way past it before I realised that it would be a really funny* desktop photo for me at work.

* That's maths teacher humour, which may not be universal.  ::-)

Mind if I steal it?  O:-)

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2010, 10:08:32 pm »
Ahhh. That's the sign on the Lecht road! I was way past it before I realised that it would be a really funny* desktop photo for me at work.

* That's maths teacher humour, which may not be universal.  ::-)

Mind if I steal it?  O:-)
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2010, 10:17:59 pm »

This is a military sign in Germany at a bridge.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militärische_Lastenklasse
The first one is for vehicles with wheels, the second for vehicles with caterpillar tracks.
Two vehicles of class 24 are allowed to cross the bridge together, and only one at a time of category 70 on wheels and one of category 50 with tracks.

Apparently it was prescribed by NATO during the cold war.

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2010, 11:15:45 am »
Those military signs are used in Poland too. They even give examples in the HC! Presumably they have been introduced since joining NATO - or maybe they are a different version left over from the Warsaw Pact?

Is that in NZ?
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2010, 07:25:44 pm »
No picture unfortunately but right at the top of the M1 north bound there is a sign saying "No services on the M1" ........ it's about 100 yards before then end of the M1.  Possibly one of the worlds more pointless signs.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

gordon taylor

Re: Silly signs
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2010, 07:45:56 pm »
Somewhere in the USA:


Re: Silly signs
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2010, 08:03:22 pm »

This is a military sign in Germany at a bridge.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militärische_Lastenklasse
The first one is for vehicles with wheels, the second for vehicles with caterpillar tracks.
Two vehicles of class 24 are allowed to cross the bridge together, and only one at a time of category 70 on wheels and one of category 50 with tracks.

Apparently it was prescribed by NATO during the cold war.

I thought the numbers were the weight (in tonnes) ie two 24 tonne wheeled vehicles or one 70 tonne wheeled vehicle etc.
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2010, 08:19:44 pm »
I like the vague signs that you get on major roads, always in capitals:

THE NORTH
THE SOUTH

The best one is coming off the M18 onto the A1(M) where you have the ultimate binary navigational choice on one sign.
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2010, 08:25:03 pm »
I like the vague signs that you get on major roads, always in capitals:

THE NORTH
THE SOUTH

The best one is coming off the M18 onto the A1(M) where you have the ultimate binary navigational choice on one sign.

The same, but different -


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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2010, 08:25:30 pm »
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and a much more specific, very large, one ;)


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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2010, 08:29:50 pm »

This is a military sign in Germany at a bridge.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militärische_Lastenklasse
The first one is for vehicles with wheels, the second for vehicles with caterpillar tracks.
Two vehicles of class 24 are allowed to cross the bridge together, and only one at a time of category 70 on wheels and one of category 50 with tracks.

Apparently it was prescribed by NATO during the cold war.

I thought the numbers were the weight (in tonnes) ie two 24 tonne wheeled vehicles or one 70 tonne wheeled vehicle etc.
It's could be speed limits in KMH for vehicles crossing one or two up.

A tank is closer to 60 tonne.

Re: Silly signs
« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2010, 08:33:25 pm »

Re: Silly signs
« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2010, 09:46:05 pm »
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I like them! It makes me wonder, what action should you take to avoid warthog-collision that would not also be appropriate in the possibility of zebra-impact?
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #38 on: September 27, 2010, 09:52:04 pm »

This is a military sign in Germany at a bridge.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militärische_Lastenklasse
The first one is for vehicles with wheels, the second for vehicles with caterpillar tracks.
Two vehicles of class 24 are allowed to cross the bridge together, and only one at a time of category 70 on wheels and one of category 50 with tracks.

Apparently it was prescribed by NATO during the cold war.

I thought the numbers were the weight (in tonnes) ie two 24 tonne wheeled vehicles or one 70 tonne wheeled vehicle etc.
It's could be speed limits in KMH for vehicles crossing one or two up.

A tank is closer to 60 tonne.

Not all tracked vehicles are tanks.  Incidentally, I wasn't guessing, from memory I'm pretty sure it is weight, and not speed.
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #39 on: September 27, 2010, 10:01:04 pm »

This is a military sign in Germany at a bridge.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militärische_Lastenklasse
The first one is for vehicles with wheels, the second for vehicles with caterpillar tracks.
Two vehicles of class 24 are allowed to cross the bridge together, and only one at a time of category 70 on wheels and one of category 50 with tracks.

Apparently it was prescribed by NATO during the cold war.

I thought the numbers were the weight (in tonnes) ie two 24 tonne wheeled vehicles or one 70 tonne wheeled vehicle etc.
It's could be speed limits in KMH for vehicles crossing one or two up.

A tank is closer to 60 tonne.

Not all tracked vehicles are tanks.  Incidentally, I wasn't guessing, from memory I'm pretty sure it is weight, and not speed.

It's not speed. It's class, determined by weight.
e.g.

Klasse    Gleiskettenfahrzeuge       Radfahrzeuge
(Class)       (Tracked Vehicles)         (Wheeled Vehicles)
40               36,3 t                             42,6 t
50               45,4 t                             52,6 t
80               72,6 t                             83,5 t
100               90,7 t                           104,3 t
120              108,9 t                           125,2 t[/tt]
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2010, 10:03:56 pm »

Re: Silly signs
« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2010, 10:10:35 pm »
It's not speed. It's class, determined by weight.
e.g.

Klasse    Gleiskettenfahrzeuge       Radfahrzeuge
(Class)       (Tracked Vehicles)         (Wheeled Vehicles)
40               36,3 t                             42,6 t
50               45,4 t                             52,6 t
80               72,6 t                             83,5 t
100               90,7 t                           104,3 t
120              108,9 t                           125,2 t

Ah, so whilst it's not actually the weight, it does appear to fairly closely correlate with that.  You've done better than me, I've been hunting around through NATO documents, and utterly failing to find anything usefull!
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2010, 10:20:06 pm »

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Re: Silly signs
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2010, 10:33:54 pm »
^^^ Brilliant

Re: Silly signs
« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2010, 10:35:56 pm »
LOL. :thumbsup:
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #46 on: September 27, 2010, 10:42:12 pm »

Ahhh. That's the sign on the Lecht road! I was way past it before I realised that it would be a really funny* desktop photo for me at work.

* That's maths teacher humour, which may not be universal.  ::-)

Mind if I steal it?  O:-)
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #47 on: September 27, 2010, 10:49:22 pm »
Those military signs are used in Poland too. They even give examples in the HC! Presumably they have been introduced since joining NATO - or maybe they are a different version left over from the Warsaw Pact?

Is that in NZ?

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #48 on: September 27, 2010, 11:25:40 pm »
Thanks, funny how little things like the style of street signs remain distinctive after over ten years since I was there (didn't think my memory was that good!)
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2010, 10:46:51 am »

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