User talk:Nickg1980

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Hello, Nickg1980, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  — riana_dzastatce 10:09, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Minor edits[edit]

While I would definitely agree that this edit is appropriate, and an improvement to the page, I don't think it should have been marked as a minor edit, because it changes the content of the article. Most people use "minor edit" only for formatting changes, correcting typos, and other things that don't affect the meaning of the text. You might want to check out Help:Minor edit. --Ptkfgs 14:33, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Multiple working[edit]

It's not really a very helpful title. Would you consider finding a new title for it? --Dweller 11:17, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

This is the official name recognised by the rail industry, rail literature and linked from other Wiki pages.

Tractive effort table[edit]

(As used in Tractive effort, Maximum tractive effort, Continuous tractive effort and Power at rail.)

The class 60 figures have maximum TE lower than continuous, which doesn't make sense; I'd guess they have been accidentally entered the wrong way round, but do not have the data to hand to verify this.

Also several entries are very close to speed x continuous tractive effort = power at rail, suggesting that this speed may actually be the maximum speed at which rated continuous tractive effort is available (and hence the minimum, rather than maximum, speed at which it is permissible to continuously use full throttle; tractive effort decreases with speed due to the finite power available, with the rated maximum tractive effort being possible only at even lower speeds). From what source did you obtain this data? -QuantumEngineer 22:56, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your reply. You are, of course, correct - the maximum tractive effort should not be greater than the continuous tractive effort. The maximum tractive effort of the Class 60 should not have said 200kN but 500kN. Thanks for your information, which I will amend now. Nickg1980 09:07, 16 August 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for your reply to my comment on Talk: High Speed Train Chevin 08:34, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Your welcome. Nickg1980 09:07, 16 August 2006 (UTC)


Regarding your edits to Bexley articles, Wikipedia has a policy of using current county information rather than historic or former postal. The policy is here: Wikipedia:Naming_conventions_(places)#Counties_of_Britain. Mrsteviec 06:17, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

See also[edit]

Thanks for your message. Although I am somewhat confused by it. Removing sections of duplicated information is never bad. The "see also" section is not a place to repeat links already contained in the article, it should point the reader to further information not discussed in the article. Furthermore, if you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly or redistributed by others, do not submit it. Mrsteviec 12:43, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Hither Green rail crash[edit]

Please take a moment to read the information and follow the links contained in your welcome message. Removing that infobox to try and prove a point is very bad form. Mrsteviec 12:49, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

The infobox, as I explained on another talk page was a mistake. I was merely trying to revert your deletions, and I made an innocent, although poor, mistake. Please do not delete information which is interesting and relevant by other users. Please feel free to improve my articles, but do not vandalise them. Many thanks. Nickg1980 12:57, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
I have added a footer to the bottom of the page that lists all rail accidents in the London area. The links you are adding duplicate this, which is why I removed them. Mrsteviec 13:01, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

London Meetup - January 12, 2008[edit]

Hi! There's going to be a London Wikipedia Meetup coming Saturday January 12, 2008. If you are interested in coming along take part in the discussion over at Wikipedia:Meetup/London7. The discussion is going on until tomorrow evening and the official location and time will be published at the same page late Thursday or early Friday. Hope to see you Saturday, Poeloq (talk) 03:01, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Invitation to Wikipedia meetup in London[edit]

Wikimedia UK logo

Date: 13:00 onwards, Sunday 10 August 2008

Venue: Penderel's Oak pub, Holborn WC1 map

More information: Wikipedia:Meetup/London 12


I noticed that you have listed yourself as a Wikipedian in London, so I thought you might like to come to one of our monthly social meetups. The next one is going to be on Sunday 10 August, which might well be rather short notice, but if you can't come this time, we try to have one every second Sunday of the month.

If you haven't been before, these meetups are mainly casual social events for Wikipedia enthusiasts in which we chat about Wikipedia and any other topics we fancy. It's a great way to meet some very keen Wikipedians, but we'd also love for you to come along if you're interested in finding out more about Wikipedia, other Wikimedia projects, or other collaborative wiki projects too.

The location is a pub that is quite quiet and family friendly on a Sunday lunchtime, so hopefully younger Wikipedians will also feel welcome and safe. Alcohol consumption is certainly not required!

Although the meetups are popular, many UK-based editors still don't know about them. It would be great to welcome some fresh faces, so I hope you can come along.


James F. (talk) 09:27, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Please forgive the slightly impersonal mass-invite!

London Wikimedia Fundraiser[edit]

Good evening! This is a friendly message from Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry, inviting you to the London Wikimedia Fundraising party on 19th December 2010, in approximately one week. This party is being held at an artistic London venue with room for approximately 300 people, and is being funded by Ed Saperia, a non-Wikipedian who has a reputation for holding exclusive events all over London. This year, he wants to help Wikipedia, and is subsidising a charity event for us. We're keen to get as many Wikimedians coming as possible, and we already have approximately 200 guests, including members of the press, and some mystery guests! More details can be found at - expect an Eigenharp, a mulled wine hot tub, a free hog roast, a haybale amphitheatre and more. If you're interested in coming - and we'd love to have you - please go to the ten.wikipedia page and follow the link to the Facebook event. Signing up on Facebook will add you to the party guestlist. Entry fee is a heavily subsidised £5 and entry is restricted to over 18s. It promises to be a 10th birthday party to remember! If you have any questions, please email me at chasemewiki at

Hope we'll see you there, (and apologies for the talk page spam) - Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 23:36, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

The Contribution Team cordially invites you to Imperial College London

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