I've spent quite a lot of time (and money it appears!) on trains lately and I think (gulp) I might quiet like them. So far in fact as to do a bit of research on Wikipedia (so it must be true). Virgin Voyagers may be "cheap and nasty" (not my words, Google them with 'GNER' and 'chairman') and they may be diesel powered but the way our driver was trying to make-up time the other night, wow...
Oh, and Virgin Pendolino trains: FIAT Ferroviaria, need I say more....
Dont get me wrong, proper trains like big old steam engines and especially 1960s diesels are superb... nothing like a 3,300 hp 2 stroke diesel thundering at 100mph! But, todays lifeless heaps are just so boring and cheap, full of unreliable technology and rock hard seats, and these spotters take their numbers, weird.
Glad to see the general feeling on railways has changed.
I am the student who is designing a facelift for the Panda at Huddersfield university. I origninally posted my queary on RMweb really because i wanted an un biased view, and also i was logged onto rmweb at the time and i couldn't really be bothered signing up to another forum
However, It would be very interesting to hear what you all think would improve the appearance of the panda. My current ideas are to make it look more youthful, as it seems to be a bit of an old folks car at the moment. It is also going to look more like the original 80s panda, which i think is something the 2003 rebuild lacks really.
your opinions would be greatly apreciated.
BTW, i don't reeeealllly hate pandas, but after a few weeks drawing the damn things over and over, im starting to change my mind!