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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #50 on: 28 September, 2010, 11:19:01 am »
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]
The 'class' figure is a weight in those stupid 907kg Leftpondian so-called tons. The tracked vehicles figure is the same weight in real measures.
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #51 on: 28 September, 2010, 12:04:47 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 #52 on: 28 September, 2010, 01:11:28 pm »
This is a silly sign thread  :smug:


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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #53 on: 28 September, 2010, 01:13:23 pm »
The classic:


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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #54 on: 29 September, 2010, 12:57:33 pm »
And of course:

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #55 on: 29 September, 2010, 09:39:58 pm »
Bach without a doubt.

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #56 on: 29 September, 2010, 09:41:40 pm »
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Silly signs
« Reply #57 on: 29 September, 2010, 09:46:45 pm »

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #58 on: 29 September, 2010, 09:54:25 pm »
What's silly about Kempten Nesselwang?  Is it like Numberwang?
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #59 on: 29 September, 2010, 10:11:36 pm »
Das ist nicht Kempten Nesselwang. 

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #60 on: 29 September, 2010, 10:20:33 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 #61 on: 29 September, 2010, 11:11:37 pm »
Poland 50 miles?

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #62 on: 30 September, 2010, 11:38:29 am »






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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #63 on: 30 September, 2010, 11:47:32 am »

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #64 on: 30 September, 2010, 05:19:41 pm »

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Re: Silly signs
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #66 on: 18 October, 2010, 09:25:27 pm »
somewhere for long distance Audax riders to visit


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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #67 on: 18 October, 2010, 09:56:13 pm »

Skiing restricted...

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #68 on: 14 November, 2010, 03:52:30 pm »

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #69 on: 14 November, 2010, 04:15:10 pm »

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #70 on: 15 November, 2010, 01:19:41 pm »
This one didn't last long before Bristol council took it down:

See also the Sign of the Times powerpoints here.  Despite the website name these are not necessarily naval or safety-related.

Re: Silly signs
« Reply #71 on: 15 November, 2010, 05:03:04 pm »



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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #72 on: 15 November, 2010, 05:45:34 pm »
Here's my collection of silly-ish signs (click for larger version):









And just down the down the road from Lord Hereford's Knob:

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #73 on: 16 November, 2010, 10:36:18 am »
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #74 on: 16 November, 2010, 10:38:15 am »
That's not strictly speaking a silly sign.  More like sensible safety advice, if you ask me.
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