Crossing Paths

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Model Melbourne trams

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Life and Art

I try to capture the essence of Melbourne life in Victoria Street with street scenes from a time ago.  People, places, signage all play a part in creating a narrative of the time. While most scenes are created out of my memory. One in particular, is one I intend to model possibly when exhibiting and I need to go for lunch or for just a wander.

The scene played out yesterday (24/1) in full 1:1 scale in Racecourse Road, Newmarket.


Note the scorch marks on the impact beam courtesy of 600 volts.
(Herald Sun Newspaper)
This event happens too often, 3.7 metres (12 feet) is not that great a clearance; however, it always seems to catch out truck drivers regardless of the advance signage, clearance gauges and warning lights and this causes all sorts of traffic mayhem for locals, the route 57 tram and the rail line above.
So at the end of the day, some truck driver will be looking for a new career.
Play safe, work safe.
From under the shorted out wires.
Glenn.

P.S.Happy Australia Day.

1 comment:

  1. I do not understand why professional drivers get this so wrong so often. It is not like truck missed by a millimetre. As well as checking the height limit, instinct should have told the driver, doubtful, too low.

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