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Old 21.10.2019, 17:15
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Leitner produces the thingies, they actually call themselves that.

So does Teufelberger, HIM Calbeways, Good You Ropeways .... I didn't look any further as I won't buy one soon.
But if you suggest ropeway is a protected term by Leitner - it's not.
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So does Teufelberger, HIM Calbeways, Good You Ropeways .... I didn't look any further as I won't buy one soon.
But if you suggest ropeway is a protected term by Leitner - it's not.
One of them calls themselves HIM Cableways, sells products called Cable Crane, Bi Cable and Mono Cable, all under the umbrella of Material Handling Ropeways.
Ladies and gents, I think the industry itself isn't sure all the time.

I thought in this day and age we were supposed to stop labelling everything, if a ropeway wants to identify as a Bi Cable, I'd say let it. It's not hurting anybody, as long as it's empty inside.
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Old 21.10.2019, 17:26
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Re: Swiss Gondola drops to earth

Nothing says "trust" like their slogan on the homepage: "Good quality protection You safety" (sic!)
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Old 21.10.2019, 17:35
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Nothing says "trust" like their slogan on the homepage: "Good quality protection You safety" (sic!)
I didn't go into details but I think Good You Ropeways is Chinese


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One of them calls themselves HIM Cableways, sells products called Cable Crane, Bi Cable and Mono Cable, all under the umbrella of Material Handling Ropeways.
Ladies and gents, I think the industry itself isn't sure all the time.

I thought in this day and age we were supposed to stop labelling everything, if a ropeway wants to identify as a Bi Cable, I'd say let it. It's not hurting anybody, as long as it's empty inside.
LOL.

So, if we sorted the rope/cable/wire thing .... and even if as not important only, could we go back to why the gondola fell off? Or - as it was empty - the political correct way of 2019 is "never mind", old news by tomorrow anyway?
Were there any new infos?
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Old 21.10.2019, 17:39
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Leitner produces the thingies, they actually call themselves that.

Yes, but they are GERMAN!

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This is also called a Cable car
That is because it is moved by a cable (albeit, underneath rather than overhead, notice the slot midway between the two rails).

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Old 21.10.2019, 17:50
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That is because it is moved by a cable (albeit, underneath rather than overhead, notice the slot midway between the two rails).

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I know. I've travelled on them loads of times.
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This thread is turning into quite a yarn...
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One of them calls themselves HIM Cableways, sells products called Cable Crane, Bi Cable and Mono Cable, all under the umbrella of Material Handling Ropeways.
Ladies and gents, I think the industry itself isn't sure all the time.

I thought in this day and age we were supposed to stop labelling everything, if a ropeway wants to identify as a Bi Cable, I'd say let it. It's not hurting anybody, as long as it's empty inside.
Are you saying a cis cableway on a bi cable should be allowed to take you trans Silvania?
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This thread is turning into quite a yarn...
Don't get cabled in
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Re: Swiss Gondola drops to earth

Is this the wrong time to mention wire hawsers?
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Are you saying a cis cableway on a bi cable should be allowed to take you trans Silvania?
I'd say a bi cable, twice the chance of pulling.
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This thread is turning into quite a yarn...
Now you're starting to sound warped.
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Re: Swiss Gondola drops to earth

It certainly took a twisting turn.
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"The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City.

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The Brooklyn Bridge is supported by four main cables, which descend from the tops of the suspension towers and help support the deck. Two are located to the outside of the bridge's roadways, while two are located in the median of the roadways.[7] Each main cable measures 15.75 inches (40.0 cm) in diameter and contains 5,282 parallel, galvanized-steel wires wrapped closely together in a cylindrical shape.[6][30][31] These wires are bundled in 19 individual strands, with 278 wires to a strand.[30] This was the first use of bundling in a suspension bridge, and took several months for workers to tie together.[32] From the main cables hang a series of 24-watt LED lighting fixtures, referred to as "necklace lights" due to their shape.[33]

In addition, 1,520 galvanized steel wire suspender cables hang downward from the main cables, and another 400 stays extend diagonally from the towers. These wires directly hold up the truss structure around the bridge deck.[17]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Bridge

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Nice ! You also can use a "Gondola " underneath on the Hudson
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Not to me ! but then I am smart
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Re: Swiss Gondola drops to earth

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Von_Roll_Holding

Also called "Sailbahn" or "Aerial Tramway" Sill not confused

I did this For DB ,is he still awake ?
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That is because it is moved by a cable (albeit, underneath rather than overhead, notice the slot midway between the two rails).

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Are you sure it's not a rope car?
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Re: Swiss Gondola drops to earth

The term "rope" is used for something based on its construction and "cable" is used based upon its usage or purpose. Take a rope, secure it tightly between two points and it becomes a cable. Take a piece of wire, lay it between two points and it becomes a cable.


A gondola can sit on a cable made of steel rope.


In normal conversation "rope" is what Indiana Jones or climbers have and nothing else, hence the initial comment on Gondolas sitting on it.
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Old 22.10.2019, 21:18
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Re: Swiss Gondola drops to earth

Turns out a gust of wind caused the gondola to swing and hit a mast. This got the gondola unhinged so it fell to its death. Or something.

Operations are expected to resume Friday.
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