Archive for www.regdafishthinktank.com Here in the Day
 


       www.regdafishthinktank.com Forum Index -> Quiz bit
smiling badger

What is.....

the second biggest brick structure in sunny old England ?
The first biggest being Battersea power station.
grunt

Could it be a viaduct or bridge?
Grind

Probably a mill.

Or a castle.

Or another power station.

Or EoO VII's outhouse.
smiling badger

grunt wrote:
Could it be a viaduct or bridge?


could be...
Butts

The Humber Bridge?
smiling badger

Butts wrote:
The Humber Bridge?


Is'nt that a metal structure ?
Pond Life

Is it a supermarket?
smiling badger

Pond Life wrote:
Is it a supermarket?

'
sorry, you need the 'anti climatic connection thread.'
Pond Life

I think thios quiz would have been amazing if the answer was supermarket...i'm going to find the real answer slightly anti-climatic now..
smiling badger



Just to keep you happy.
Butts

smiling badger wrote:
Butts wrote:
The Humber Bridge?


Is'nt that a metal structure ?


Concrete

Each tower consists of a pair of hollow vertical concrete columns, each 155.5 metres (510 ft) tall and tapering from 6 metres (20 ft) square at the base to 4.5 metres (14.8 ft) x 4.75 metres (15.6 ft) at the top.

Sorry, its not brick though.
Pond Life

Butts wrote:
smiling badger wrote:
Butts wrote:
The Humber Bridge?


Is'nt that a metal structure ?


Concrete

Each tower consists of a pair of hollow vertical concrete columns, each 155.5 metres (510 ft) tall and tapering from 6 metres (20 ft) square at the base to 4.5 metres (14.8 ft) x 4.75 metres (15.6 ft) at the top.


How many bricks?
Butts

Its not brick its concrete so my guess was wrong.
smiling badger

5-6 million bricks were used for it.
Grind

I'd settle on something railway related.
smiling badger

Grind wrote:
I'd settle on something railway related.


It is.
Grind

smiling badger wrote:
Grind wrote:
I'd Settle on something railway related.


It is.


It's a huge brick Deltic then.  

* Sits back smugly *
smiling badger

Grind wrote:
smiling badger wrote:
Grind wrote:
I'd Settle on something railway related.


It is.


It's a huge brick Deltic then.  

* Sits back smugly *


Deltic ??
Forest

smiling badger wrote:
Grind wrote:
I'd settle on something railway related.


It is.


Is it a railway tunnel?
smiling badger

Forest wrote:
smiling badger wrote:
Grind wrote:
I'd settle on something railway related.


It is.


Is it a railway tunnel?


Sorry, no it isnt.
Grind

Quite the opposite, methinks.
smiling badger

Grind wrote:
Quite the opposite, methinks.


Still sitting back smuggly ?
Forest

St. Pancras station?
smiling badger

Forest wrote:
St. Pancras station?


No.
smiling badger

It isnt  very well known.
It is in Essex.
Grind

smiling badger wrote:
Grind wrote:
Quite the opposite, methinks.


Still sitting back smuggly ?


It wasn't the one I initially thought, but, errr, yes.  
Butts

It'll be a viaduct - near where you live in Essex somewhere or there's a massive one near Harrogate.
smiling badger

Butts wrote:
It'll be a viaduct - near where you live in Essex somewhere or there's a massive one near Harrogate.


It is in Essex.
Butts

Off the top of my head I don't know the names of any Essex viaducts.
Grind

So it isn't in Stockport?

Ho hum.

* Not so smug anymore *
smiling badger

Butts wrote:
Off the top of my head I don't know the names of any Essex viaducts.


What on earth were you being taught at school ?
Grind

Had to google.

Good quiz.
smiling badger

Grind wrote:
Had to google.

Good quiz.


Better than PLs Super market quiz ? tryyryo.gif
Grind

smiling badger wrote:
Grind wrote:
Had to google.

Good quiz.


Better than PLs Super market quiz ? tryyryo.gif


Well, bigger at least.  
fartcatcher

it must have taken a long time to count all those bricks.
bearing

I've seen a huge viaduct in Essex, it was near a railway museum I once visited.  Can't tell you what it was called but it were fecking long!
Pond Life

Is it the Sainsbury viaduct?
smiling badger

bearing wrote:
I've seen a huge viaduct in Essex, it was near a railway museum I once visited.  Can't tell you what it was called but it were fecking long!


Try and remember B. You are on the right tracks.(get it?)
smiling badger

Pond Life wrote:
Is it the Sainsbury viaduct?


I think you may be getting confused with the Waitrose bridge.
smiling badger

The name of the viaduct relates to the name of a place of worship.
Not Elland road.
Pond Life

St Tesco viaduct?
smiling badger

Pond Life wrote:
St Tesco viaduct?


Sorry, no.

You are not really trying very hard on this are you.  
Pond Life

No, I'm afraid not.
bearing

Church?
Cathedral?
smiling badger

bearing wrote:
Church?
Cathedral?


None of those. But you are very close. Another?
Think of the Railway museum that you went to in Essex.
I'm sure it is the same as what i am thinking.
Plastic Man

I had a vague recollection as the answer being a viaduct in Manchester.  You seem to be intimating that it is the Chappel Viaduct in Essex. Certainly BBC Essex seem to think so..

...Chappel Viaduct is a man made wonder. The first stone was laid in September 1847 and the architectural triumph still stands strong today. It stretches across the floor of the Colne Valley….With a tally of seven million bricks it is second only to Battersea Power Station in being the largest brick built structure in England.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/essex/conten.../07/chappel_viaduct_feature.shtml

According to good old wikipedia... The Chappel viaduct is 1,066 feet (325 m) long, has 32 arches of 30 feet (9 m) span and its maximum height is 75 feet (23 m).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chappel#Chappel_Viaduct

However, according to the same source of wisdom, Stockport Viaduct,
at 33.85 metres (111.1 ft) high, Stockport's railway viaduct is one of western Europe's biggest brick structures and represents a major feat of Victorian engineering… 11,000,000 bricks were used in its construction

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockport_Viaduct

And according to
http://www.stockport.ac.uk/college_info/local_information.html

has 26 consecutive arches. However, a quick search didn't come up with its length.

So in Top Trumps stylee...

The Mancs have it with 11 million bricks versus 7 million and 33.85 metres high versus 23 metres (allowing for the mandatory 6 inch stiletto heels).

The geezers slap em back like a night out in Colchester with the number of arches.

The polished cut crystal voice of truth of wikipedia versus the estuarine twang of Radio Essex...

Fight on...
Pond Life

This is turning out to be the worst researched quiz in history.
smiling badger

I should have said that it is 'renowned' to be the second biggest brick structure.

As for wikipedia being truthfull ?
Pond Life

smiling badger wrote:
I should have said that it is 'renowned' to be the second biggest brick structure.



3 pages in and you furnish us with that now? I mean come on..


smiling badger

Pond Life wrote:
smiling badger wrote:
I should have said that it is 'renowned' to be the second biggest brick structure.



3 pages in and you furnish us with that now? I mean come on..




 Come on. It is there for all to see. It says so. Second largest brick structure.

If you would rather believe that the Mancs have a bigger one than here in Essex then so be it.
Pond Life

I feel cheated, the same way i did during the expenses scandal and the lies they told my Grandad about it all being over by christmas.
smiling badger

Pond Life wrote:
I feel cheated, the same way i did during the expenses scandal and the lies they told my Grandad about it all being over by christmas.


I'm sorry. I promise to never ask any more questions in the Quiz section.
I will leave it to the Quiz masters.  
Pond Life

Pull yourself together man!!

You can still rescue this shambles.

In the mean time why don't you go celeb spotting and see how well you can do at that?
smiling badger

Pond Life wrote:


In the mean time why don't you go celeb spotting and see how well you can do at that?


Yes, you are right. I mean all the other sightings a piss poor so i have some sort of a chance.
Plastic Man

smiling badger wrote:
I should have said that it is 'renowned' to be the second biggest brick structure.

As for wikipedia being truthfull ?


For "is renowned to be", do you mean "BBC Essex reckon that".

I'd put more faith in wikipedia approximating more to the truth regarding engineering matters than BBC Essex.

For celebrity gossip and biogs, I'd put more store on what BBC Essex might say.
smiling badger

BBC Essex is the truth of the nation.
Or so we are to believe here in Essex.
Honest guv.
bearing

Stockport Viaduct is around 500 metres long.

*SB if you go back to your original post and put second largest in the South East, I reckon you'll get away with it*
sheeps

So what's the answer ?
Pond Life

sheeps wrote:
So what's the answer ?


Good question.
bearing

Depends if SB has amended his question.

If he hasn't then it's Stockport Viaduct

If he has then it's Chappel Viaduct
Fin

Viaducted if i know
Pond Life

Finbar wrote:
Viaducted if i know


You and Badger alike..
bearing

Is the answer a Barm Cake?
Plastic Man

The Stockport Scallies seemed to have turned over the Chappel Crew on this one.

Not a pretty sight. It's like a post-apocalyptic battle field out there, with piles of cheap burberry-style printed polyester left randomly discarded.

Has anyone told BBC Essex?
Pond Life

Plastic Man wrote:


Has anyone told BBC Essex?


We felt you were the best man for the job..
bearing

Let's all email them on mass!
Pond Life

Great idea.
Pond Life

essex@bbc.co.uk
bearing

My email has been sent....

Quote:
I refer to your piece on the BBC Essex website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/essex/conten.../07/chappel_viaduct_feature.shtml

In that piece it suggests that the Chappel Viaduct is and I quote 'second only to Battersea Power Station in being the largest brick built structure in England.'

Now there is a viaduct in Stockport which is around 500 metres in length a further 175 metres longer than Chappel Viaduct and is built using around eleven million bricks a further 4 million extra on top of the highest amount suggested in the building of the Chappel Viaduct.

I am confident that you will no doubt address this anomaly forthwith.

Yours faithfully

Bearing
Pond Life

As i am now running short of time, i copied yours and added my name.

Thanks Bearing...
bearing

Pond Life wrote:
As i am now running short of time, i copied yours and added my name.

Thanks Bearing...


I'm telling teacher!
sheeps

So...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
bearing

What?
smiling badger

Well it seems as though if Wikipedia says it is Stock port , then so be it.
It seems as though BBC Essex have made me look a complete knob, just by me trying to spread the word of the *Chappel Viaduct* being the" second largest brick built structure second to Battersea Power Station in the whole of England".
To be a load of Pony.
bearing

smiling badger wrote:
Well it seems as though if Wikipedia says it is Stock port , then so be it.
It seems as though BBC Essex have made me look a complete knob, just by me trying to spread the word of the *Chappel Viaduct* being the" second largest brick built structure second to Battersea Power Station in the whole of England".
To be a load of Pony.


Well as you can see above I've sent them a terse email outlining their idiocy!

You shouldn't have to be the fall guy to their incompetence.
Plastic Man

smiling badger wrote:
Well it seems as though if Wikipedia says it is Stock port , then so be it.
It seems as though BBC Essex have made me look a complete knob, just by me trying to spread the word of the *Chappel Viaduct* being the" second largest brick built structure second to Battersea Power Station in the whole of England".
To be a load of Pony.


Mr Badger - If I may clarify. I merely had a vague recollection that there was a noteworthy brick built structure in the Manchester area. I didn't intend to suggest that it might be the "second largest brick built structure second to Battersea Power Station in the whole of England". The fact that it shat all over the Essex variant's claimed virtues merely demonstrated that the Chappel Viaduct is not likely to match BBC Essex's over-zealous exhortations.

So the question still remains - what is the second largest brick built structure second to Battersea Power Station in the whole of England?
smiling badger

I know. I'm just trying to do my bit for Essex, through the power of erm, an Internet forum quiz.

But  the answer to which is the SECOND largest has to go to Chappel.
Dont you think ?
fartcatcher

I think you're right badger. And as moderator my word is final.



Quote:
Stockport's railway viaduct is one of western Europe's biggest brick structures and represents a major feat of Victorian engineering
bearing

fartcatcher wrote:
I think you're right badger. And as moderator my word is final.



Quote:
Stockport's railway viaduct is one of western Europe's biggest brick structures and represents a major feat of Victorian engineering


Quote:
Although an impressive sight, the Chappel Viaduct isn't one of Western Europe's biggest brick structures but it does represent a major feat of Victorian engineering
Plastic Man

Mr Badger - We're plumbing the depths now, and appear to be hurtling towards a conclusion that we're now not sure that the Chappel Viaduct is actually even the biggest viaduct in Chappel, let alone Essex!
Pond Life

I've not had the time to research but is the Chappel Viaduct even made of bricks?
smiling badger

Pond Life wrote:
I've not had the time to research but is the Chappel Viaduct even made of bricks?


Yes, it is brick built. Bloody millions of them(apparently).
bearing

It's got hollow legs though
smiling badger

Well, at least it is getting recognition here in the tank. Whos going to forget Chappel Viaduct in a hurry? I said whos going to forget...........
Pond Life

smiling badger wrote:
Well, at least it is getting recognition here in the tank. Whos going to forget Chappel Viaduct in a hurry? I said whos going to forget...........


So are you on the marketing board for it then? Is this some promotion of it?

Did you in fact join this forum some time ago with the sole intention of promoting this great wonder?
smiling badger

Pond Life wrote:
smiling badger wrote:
Well, at least it is getting recognition here in the tank. Whos going to forget Chappel Viaduct in a hurry? I said whos going to forget...........


So are you on the marketing board for it then? Is this some promotion of it?

Did you in fact join this forum some time ago with the sole intention of promoting this great wonder?


(shit, i've been rumbled. Hides the *I've seen the great Chappel Viaduct * t-shirts.)

No, not at all. I was just trying to share what a marvellous brick built struture it is by adding it to this quiz section.
bearing

It's certainly more picturesque than Stockport's version.

*takes parcel of used notes out form under the bush*

Cheers SB
Plastic Man

bearing wrote:
It's certainly more picturesque than Stockport's version.

*takes parcel of used notes out form under the bush*

Cheers SB


I thought you were a Deltic man.

Not a ruddy Hornby 00 model of a tank engine boy.
bearing

Plastic Man wrote:
bearing wrote:
It's certainly more picturesque than Stockport's version.

*takes parcel of used notes out form under the bush*

Cheers SB


I thought you were a Deltic man.

Not a ruddy Hornby 00 model of a tank engine boy.


I'm easily bought PM.  
Grind

Worries about Millwall playing in Greater Manchester.
Pond Life

Should this be in the quiz section?

       www.regdafishthinktank.com Forum Index -> Quiz bit
Page 1 of 1
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum
I told you. We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune