Does anybody know the true origin of the Hornby Class 37 No. D6843

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I have owned this fairly plain all BR., green, grey roof (not blue Grey but,
say; shark grey) complete with BRc (Ferret and Dart Board) Logo bearing a small
(as in real life it did have) yellow front and rear warning panels. It does not
appear to have been repainted and or renumbered, but then I have renumbered a
traction engine and I would defy anybody to tell me that it was obvious (same
number as original).
"Why on earth do you want to know that?", I hear you say. Well; it
just doesn't occur on the Hornby Collectors web site and it certainly is not
published in Ramsay's British Model Trains Catalogue. Is it a GHOST or maybe it
is part of a train from which the wagons and or carriages and other
accoutrements have now parted along with it's identity!
I know of the original that she was built in:
Crewe.
For BR.
Tops 37143
Owned by DB SChenker
worked as an ex-pat.; Catalonia, Spain, Continental Railways by Axiom Rail,
Class 37/7 no. L025 then L33. (hired out by DBS)
Relocated to; Dollands Moor (timing uncertain).
Last known allocation; Toton.
I think she may now be scrapped but I can't be definitive about that.
Cheers,
Totnado.
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I'm sorry but I can't help you with your enquiry.
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It didn't on my reader (Turnpike) which is usually quite compliant with standards (unlike, for example, Outlook). I'm no expert, but the sig separator looks to me more like a pair of em-dashes, whereas the things you get from the key above the p on a standard UK keyboard looks more like an en-dash (shorter). Alternatively, the sig line is locked in fixed-pitch mode, which produces longer dashes.
Here's an attempt to produce a sig separator using the keyboard:
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It didn't!
David
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It worked with Xnews! The rest of the post was stripped.
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No, it is a valid sig separator. But where a message contains multiple separators, Turnpike (and, for that matter, Agent, which is what I use) considers the final one to be definitive. That's probably the most sensible way of resolving that particular ambiguity (since it allows for anyone accidentally including one in their text - possibly when copying and pasting, for example), but it's not universal. Thunderbird, for example, acts on the first separator it comes to.
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So does Xnews.
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OK Mark, that makes sense, thanks.
David
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slrn seems to only recognise one sufficiently close to the end of the message.
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Although it isn't stipulated anywhere in the RFCs themselves, I think that Turnpike, Agent and slrn are closer to the spirit of them than Thunderbird and Xnews. RFC 1849 says that if a signature is appended to an article, it "should" be preceded by the standard separator (dash-dash-space-CR), and that signatures "should" be short. It nowhere says that the sequence of characters used as a separator should not appear anywhere else in an article.
The implication, therefore, is that the character sequence should only be treated as a separator if a) it is followed solely by a block of text short enough to be considered a signature, and b) it is the only, or last, such sequence of characters in an article.
That implication is explicitly asserted in the draft Usenet Best Practice usefor-01 text, which says that:
"The signature is considered to extend from the last occurrence of that delimiter up to the end of the article".
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