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Sprog

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Hello everyone! :)

I start on SPM today at 0800 sharp! ^^

Not exactly 'early', but it is compared to the routine ive been in for the last 6months with Matalan!

This is a 3 week 'work experiance' in effect, before i start college in Sep, for 6months to gain my qualification in Basic engineering etc!

Im well excited! :D

3 weeks of bre...err, fixing HSTs! ;) :lol:

Ill take a few pics of myself this week 'on shed'

ta ta! :wave:
 
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chat to you soon mate, and stop moaning about the early starts, wait till it's 3 or 4 in the morning, then you MIGHT get an ounce of sympathy.

Keep us posted with how you get on
 

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Sprog said:
I start on SPM today at 0800 sharp!
I'm getting ready to park up for my first break at that time !!!! Early indeed :rolleyes: ;)

Anyway, enjoy breaking repairing the HSTs.
 

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Hope you guys have fun doing up 41186 and 41147...Sodding graffiti 'artists'...Do the same to them I say...

Glad you're having fun anyway Sprog!
 

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* Note to self - only travel on Turbos and Adelantes for the next three weeks * ;)
 

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Good luck sprog!
fixing diesels is great fun (or so I reckons)
 

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Nick said:
Good luck sprog!
fixing diesels is great fun (or so I reckons)

Especially those HELLFIRE HSTs! BEASTLY engines too (Bar MTU)!!
 

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Mwahahaha

Workin 9 till 5 means constant wake up of around 8.30/8.45 to get me into work nicely!
 

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Simming said:
Mwahahaha

Workin 9 till 5 means constant wake up of around 8.30/8.45 to get me into work nicely!

Surely that ain't enough time to find some clean socks, get dressed, have a dump, eat brekkie, shave, clean teeth etc etc.
 
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Dennis said:
Surely that ain't enough time to find some clean socks, get dressed, have a dump, eat brekkie, shave, clean teeth etc etc.

Perhaps Simming lives 'on the job' and kips in the stockroom! :blah5:
 

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Surely that ain't enough time to find some clean socks 10 seconds if that, get dressed shirt trousers jumper all easy reach, ie on floor beside bed, have a dump dont need to in the morning, do that at night, more relaxed, time to read radio times/newspaper/magazine etc, eat brekkie dont have breakfast, even if i have it still hungry by lunch so I see no point in it, shave Dont shave, hence why I look a tramp, clean teeth only a 1minute job etc Pee dont take long either, nor does washing face, thing that probably takes most time is looking for mobile and wallet and keys etc.
 

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I have a Shower in the Morning. Seems to wake me up and get me motivated (For about 10 minutes ;)).

As for having a Dump I do it at Night. Not rushed either and can have time to read ma magazine.
 

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stop highjacking my thread ya bloody frothing veg!!!!

;)

Sproggy is back after his first full day on SPM!

Firstly, had to check all, and then replace 3 brake pipes as part of an E exam on the 'maintenace' set currently on shed....hope they work :| :lol: ;) very BIG ajustable spanner though!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For anyone whos interested, the maintenace set is 'PM08'

AVOID IT! muwha <D

and then spent the rest of the afternoon on.............

............153382 :roll:

Bloody rancid skateboard!

Had to do a 'balanced' 'A' exam on her!

Problem is cus the units are new to SPM, we where basically pretty cluless.

Firsts managers' idea of training is taking the guys down to Exeter for the day and walking them round a unit a few times.

We where constantly reffering to the VMOI (Vehicle Maintenace Operating Instructions ) [pronounced "VEE-MOY"] almost all the way throung each Job, so it was slow going! Only got about a third through the exam this afternoon!

Garunteed ill be working on it tomorrow aswell!

Would also help if SPM stocked the correct spares aswell!

This should all change when ther new (though already behind sheduale by 5 weeks *DOH!*) specialised DMU facilites are availiable at the 'marsh'

My tasks included changing the brake blocks and doing basic tests etc aswell as visual checks and brake testing!

Got to start the 'beast' *slaps self* and all 8)

a few 'snaps' curtosy of my phone are to come soon........:)
 

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Just to get off the HELLFIRE for a minute or two....

So you deal with all FGW fleet now as opposed to HSTs Brother Sprog? :)
 

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Interesting. Maybe you should set up a (hellfire) blog or something to update about your training?
 

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Craig said:
Interesting. Maybe you should set up a (hellfire) blog or something to update about your training?

LOL

MY LORDZ!

i have considered this!

i shall call it!

*drum roll*

SPROG'S BLOG!

but, i havent got the time or brains to set it up!

If someone could help me with the tech side, id be happy to type myself to death telling you about my day!!??

*plea for help*
 

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Sprog said:
LOL

MY LORDZ!

i have considered this!

i shall call it!

*drum roll*

SPROG'S BLOG!

but, i havent got the time or brains to set it up!

If someone could help me with the tech side, id be happy to type myself to death telling you about my day!!??

*plea for help*

www.blogger.com - Free, No adverts and you don't have to know anything about HTML etc. You'll be set up in 5 minutes Sprog!
 

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153382...bl**dy rancid skateboard seems bit of a bad attitude; everyday hundreds of people will rely on that unit to be well maintained so that they can travel safely, comfortably and without delay. The maintenance of these units is every bit as important as that of the 'high speed' trains.

Looks like you spent most of the day ensuring FGW's trains can stop. All very necessary (for obvious safety reasons); perhaps a bit more focus on getting the things going is needed!!

It will be interesting to see how the unit reliability fares once maintenence is concentrated more 'in-house'.
 
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