The Anonymous Widower

How To Kill Flies

I am being plagued by flies at the moment and no matter how many squirts I give with fly spray, they keep on coming.

I found this remedy on the Good Housekeeping web site and it is very simple.

 

All that is needed, is some cider apple vinegar, some washing up liquid and some glasses.

These pictures show the method.

I made four and distributed them around my house.

They seem to work, as after an hour or so, they had collected hundreds of flies.

October 5, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 7 Comments

Rolls-Royce And SOWITEC Cooperate On Power-To-X Projects

The title of this post, is the same of that of this press release from Rolls-Royce.

The press release starts with these two bullet points.

  • Target: up to 500 MW electrolysis capacity for power-to-X projects
  • Production of green hydrogen and e-fuels for shipping, aviation, mining, agriculture, data centers

In Rolls-Royce Makes Duisburg Container Terminal Climate Neutral With MTU Hydrogen Technology, I wrote how Rolls-Royce were building a carbon-neutral energy supply for the port.

This Rolls-Royce graphic illustrates the project.

It looks like SOWITEC would be the sort of company to install the decentralised renewables for this project.

Rolls-Royce seem to be collecting the technology to build complex projects like the power supply for the Duisburg Container Terminal, either by acquisition or negotiating friendly links.

But I do think, that Rolls-Royce possibly need two items for a complete portfolio.

A factory with a large capacity to build electrolysers. The press release says they need 500 MW by 2028 or nearly 100 MW per year.

Some form of GWh-sized energy storage. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Rolls-Royce do a deal with an energy storage company.

 

October 5, 2022 Posted by | Energy, Energy Storage, Hydrogen | , , , , | Leave a comment

Florescent Lights On The Circle Line

These pictures show a selection of florescent lights on the Circle Line.

The pictures were taken at Monument and Temple stations.

In Seeing London Underground’s Bakerloo Line Trains In A New Light, I talked about fitting LED lighting on Bakerloo Line trains.

As LED replacements for florescent tubes seem to exist, are these tubes up for replacement?

 

 

October 5, 2022 Posted by | Energy, Transport/Travel | , , | 1 Comment

LED Lighting In The New Parts Of Bank Station

These pictures show the lights in the new parts of Bank station.

Note.

  1. They would appear to be LED downlighters, as I can see a distinct matrix.
  2. One light appears to have died.

The older parts of the station, including the Northbound Northern Line platform still have fluorescent strip lighting.

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New Escalators At Bank Station Between The Northern Line And The DLR

This picture shows the triple-barrelled escalator that runs between the Northern Line and the Docklands Light Railway.

Note.

  1. The digital clock was showing the right time.
  2. There are three escalators.
  3. Peering over the barrier, it looked to be that construction has almost  finished.

This visualisation shows the station.


Where was I standing when I took the picture?

The label at the top right says.

New entrance to Bank station on Cannon Street. Lifts and triple escalators to Northern Line and DLR.

The triple escalator leading down from the Cannon Street entrance to the Northern Line level is clearly visible.

  • It looks like passengers can go between the bottom of the escalators and both the Northbound and Southbound platforms of the Northern Line, using the cross-passage shown.
  • I suspect that the triple escalators to and from the DLR in-line with the escalators to the entrance.
  • Lifts would probably serve all three levels.

It is an intricate design, that looks like it minimises conflicting passenger routes, at the Cannon Street or Southern end of the station.

Move towards the North and you can see the moving walkway in a new tunnel parallel to the two Northern Line tracks, which connects to the Central Line.

At its Southern end, there is a spacious plaza.

  • It has two cross passages to the two Northern Line platforms.
  • It is a short walk to the moving walkway to and from the Central Line
  • It appears that on the Southern side, is the triple-escalator leading down to the DLR.

These pictures show this plaza and the connecting tunnels and escalators.

Note.

  1. The entrance to the tunnel with the moving walkway is opposite the escalators to the DLR.
  2. There are two cross-tunnels connecting the two Northern Line platforms and the plaza.
  3. All tunnels are wide.

It looks like pedestrian routes are as follows.

Cannon Street Entrance And Northern Line

The large three-barrel escalator between the Cannon Street and Northern levels.

Cannon Street Entrance And Docklands Light Railway

The large three-barrel escalator between the Cannon Street and Northern levels and a shorter escalator between the Northern and DLR levels.

Cannon Street Entrance And Central Line

The large three-barrel escalator between the Cannon Street and Northern levels, a walk to the moving walkway and the escalators to the Central Line.

Cannon Street Entrance And Waterloo And City Line

I suspect, this will use the new route to the DLR and then the existing route between the DLR and the Waterloo and City Line.

Northern Line And Central Line

The moving walkway and the escalators to the Central Line.

Northern Line And Docklands Light Railway

It looks like there are two-banks of three escalators between the Northern and DLR levels.

Northern Line And Waterloo And City Line

Not sure of this route, but it could be via the DLR.

Central Line And Docklands Light Railway

Via the moving walkway and escalators at both ends.

Central Line And Waterloo And City Line

As now?

Docklands Light Railway And Waterloo And City Line

As now?

Conclusion

It would be an ideal location for a chase thriller!

I can’t wait until it opens.

But I do believe that the moving walkway should be extended under the roads to Moorgate station.

 

October 5, 2022 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , , , | 2 Comments